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 ���Veilingto* and Co'mox -conl. Any  ��� quantity from a loo-lb.' to a 100-ton order  Tontli, &ton $3.2!..X"011 I1'"5*  Hunkers���Foot of Abbott street; wlo-  phonoSW.   Up-town Oftico���  612 Hastings St: West  ���Phone Sit).  COLONIAL HOTEL  Corner Granville and Drake Streets.  . Choice meals, pleasant rooms, all eon*  veniences, hot and cold baths, billiard  und pool parlor, beat stocked b-tr. Nearest hotel to ull industries on False Creek  mid c. 1*. It. stiopd. RiiUs, $1 ii day  K*>0H\veek-   T. G; BLlGll, proprieto*.  VOL. 1.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. 1900  i\T0. 2��.  MAIMIMT REGISTRATION  Two naturalised JUranese have been  sirrested by Provincial Olllcer Campbell  on the charge of obtaining their natui^-  y nllsallon papers by fraudulent means,  to wit, by perjury. First, Klntora Ike  ���was arrested in time to come up before  th? Magistrate in the Police Court yesterday, when he was remanded 'till Mon-  Y day, while the second, Shlbata HJanlchi,  was only captured last evening. The  Police have hold warrants for the ar-  rost of the Japs for'some time, but  were unable, to. trace their men who  only came down from a Skeena River  cannery a few weeks ago, and "secured-  . themselves"frbin official Identity among  tlie numerous lodgirig-houses -and habitations of their countryrneai.  .: The ; evidence  upon   whioli  the warrants were issued alleged that the Jap-  / nnesc in'-'question" only'.arrived In British Columbia in iMarch or April, but  'that' in June they had made oath be-  Yfbre one Walter J. T-hlcke, Notary Public of Hastings Street, Vancouver, that  they (had resided in Canada for four  years "upon which naturail ation papers were Issued to them -and the 'oath  'of allegiance taken.  It is alleged by fishermen <and others  who came frequently hi contact with  the Japanese residents ofthe Coast that  hundreds of naturalisation papers have  been obtained! by; similar means.Y.'- ;*  Each iriim wheriarreste'd.had his pass;  port, naturalisation papers and poll-tax  receipt "In his'"pocket.'"' The" passport in  each case iplalnly Indicated that the tnea  only.:arrived jn.Canada this year. ..Kin-  'tora's   passport   Is  dated  on  the 5th  ^day of the first month of the 33rd year  "of Meigi, whtchrcorfeepondsrto the 5th  jof January, liiOO, \jtHIie* Shl'b'ata;.Ha*ii7,  chi's    passport'" 4sv to''*Seattle',"' United  States, and is dated in March, 1900..' Of-  '^eer'..Oa_npbeU.^seawhed>:'!*Umo3t; every.  Japanese 'house: insStevestoh "and),Van-"  icouverj before he was able'to find his  ���men, and.had to use several of ;Ehe subterfuges allowable in detective work be-  Yfore.he was able to'��� lay hands on the  ��� ���anen.���������,���.._' !���!.'.?���'. . -'���'���������''':.      ���; ..  -Y  ���The only information he-had to work  on was; their names, .and that they recently? returned from; the Skeena' River  ^District, where they" had worked;; in a  cannery: under a, Japanese contractor,'  ���T. pica, whose ������. stamp was found on  ���theirparens :when iiarrestedY ' * Y: > Y:  p. The two men will be formally, charg--  ���cd with their crime in! thePolice Court  ''���xyn^^an(i^,^be^i,Mr.iWyl..3.^o^rBer,  acting under Instructions-'.ftD^'.tfte'jAtj  ..torney-GeneraUs^Departmw  ���pear.tp:prosecute.;.YY Y.-'yy!? .?���'Y���:'���'��������� ?  The iollowing.la.i*e.<_6ple.siof .the?certl-  ���ficate ofnaturalisation'arid oath'.*-'of residence that have to be sworn to by..the  applicant,' and 'Notary' Public: before  the'certificate'of naturalisation can be  issued all;of. which ai-c,:requlred to-be  read i oyer and ."interpreted" to.the ap-  *licant:-Y Y-'- Y^'Y.:^Y.V;:;y :' *YYYvY-Y.y*f  , jl^An*UtKAIJiaAITipiN";.;. \ A'CT.'-C^ACDAi.:'  YY-!" Oath? of ^ResidahceYY-Y'YY''^-  YT,-,Kintora; Ike, late of; Japan,; now. In  Vancouver, YB.? C fislicVriiaiiyi: doYswean  ���tlint,' in-thc " period1'of "four years prc-  cedlngr.tliis date; Iihavc. resided/four years  in tlie* Dominion of Canada- with Intent  to" settleY,thercin,. ;withbut * having beon  during such"four.years ,'d''stated resident  laany foreign country., So, help mc.God.  Y (Sigiied)" "'!'"      :Y*'y SYiciNTOBA^'lKE. ':.  ?���/ (Seal),-,Y-       ;',, :;.' ?,.? Y��� '���/:',/������:���.'--       :Yf.".���;.-,.;-���  Sworn ibefore :roe,: after first,.:having  been translated and explained,- he.appear-;  ing.to"perfectly understand:the "samei'aiid  innfle: his mark In my , presence;'and < a  witness at Vancouver on the fifth of June,  A   D. 1900. - Y ������'������ ^'li-ll-rl������ : :-:"'.���-, .'������'���-��� ''���'������  ./?' isignefl)']%l^ff^AijPE^:3i-'lilwiKE,i  *.--. )i'. ' jNotary'PuSiie.'19 Hastings Street.  . ;NATfeBALp.A*raON', ACT,!/CANADA:  Y;;Certificate,Under Section 10.,.,:-'  T.*Walter,:J. lidcke, of the'City!of Vancouver, . Ini-fcho Province of; British Columbia, do hereby certify that.. Kintora  3ke, an alien, onYthe fifth day of June,  3S0O, subscribed ; aiid took before: me the  oaths .of residence; arid ,;alleglaiice authorised by. the 8tK Section of the Naturalisation'������'Act "of Canada' of?!four years;"that  I have reason to believe and, do believe,  that the said Kintora Iko: within, the  period of four-years preceding the said  day has been a resident of Canada; that  the said'KIntora Ike"Is a1 person bf:good  character; and that there exists to: my  .knowledge no reason v,'hy the said Kintora  Ike should not be granted all rights* and  capacities of. a native born British sub-  Jeer., Y'YYY ' ���'"-.*���. ";..  ' ' ���' -::: Yy.-y^YY.:  T>ateditlie-Ctli=(lay=of=JUner*A;D.���l!��0r  (Signed),       WALTER J.   TIIICICE. Y  Notary'Public, 419 Hastings Street.  orable career in conectlon with organized labor In London- He lias acted  as secretary of the Typographical  union for years, and has represented it  at several international conventions.  He has occupied the position of president of the Trades Council for two  termi', and held nearly every oflice in  its gift, and has on several occasions  represented lt at the Trades and Labor  Congress of Canada. For two years  he has directly represented labor in  the City Council. The Dominion Government could have made no better selection.. Organised 'labor In London regrets, that Mr. Plant will be forced to  ta'ko up his residence in another city,  but feels assured he will 'be in a position where he can be of great assistance to the cause of labor.  The Independent, and tlie workers of  Vancouver wish' him every success.  IIV MEMORIAL  LABOR LEGISLATION.  , From the president, oillcers and members of  the Retail Clerks' Association, Vsoaauvor Lo-  cal, No. SW,at.C.I. P. A.:  Your committee appointed to draft' resolutions rotating to the death of  ,  B3!0T111_K JOHN II. GEPDES,  submit tbe following, to wit: Y--5        M  iti.s with feeling's of keenest regret we, the  members uf Vmieyiiver Local, No. 270, lenrned  of the siul'deutli of our esteemed -brother, who  died on I'riday. August 31, 11KXI, showing tons  that the wind bloivcth where it listeth; we  hear the sound thereof, yet know-not wlienec it  roinetliiior whither it goeth; mini uppears for  a brief period, aeis his part in the drama of  life, andipusses away nsu dream,mid is not.  Kesoked���That in his death-, we':'mourn the  loss of a member, and one full of promiso to  our association; but we bow In humble submls-  stou to Him who doeth all tbingswell, in whose  government alMlilngs work together for good  10 them that lovellim.  Resolved���That to his widow and family this  association extends its deepest and most profound, sympathy:: with' them in their sad be-  areftvemciit.;^:. -;y- :'*. "Y.Y.v-:x:;Y y... ������ .,.  '-'itcsolved���That a cnpr'of tliese-rcsolutions bo  sent to the widow and family of-our departed  brother,-spread upon the,minutes of this association,-and; also printed in'Tho'Iridepciid-  *u*i! , :Y,fe'i'Y.MY '���:::;,YY-,-:.'-y .,...���*.  ' ITliere Is no death.  The good we do  I.;--' Will monument our name for aye,  ' fi.'.jffTho soul that to the right is true  '���;  > .-ilVlll live throughout eternity.?  - .Submitted this -Ith day ol September, A. D.  1*00.      ;. .   ..;;-.���    ..?.;������  -,���:.:-,      ������     ..;:;';:    ,:    ��������� '���';     .;  'YV'Y:"5y:      ��� -���"y- :e?,e^c.;;johnson.: ���. '  ,'"?i;-:,'���' I'V.'-. ���'"...���' ':';Y: ���V.'-JiOBk.",:-,'.'-.���"��� ��� "'  '���'���'���.',/".* "YY: '?, "''��� Y R;'S..DAGGETT. : ,:? i  :-"::;?.-y'y.?;Y:Y Y T. A.?PHIUJIP.Y       Y-.j  ���������,-' :. Commtttee."������'���  PRAUDS IN MODERN SCIENCE.  ......TJips. A. .Bclison..in! the.N.sy' Herald,.  says:?They^'(^e.'text-bWks) at*e. most-:  ly, misleadirigY iYget mad* with myself.  when I think"X have 'believedYvyji'at?was  so; iearnediy':set'.';out::in^^^ theirn.^ There  areI'mpreYfrauds?? In modern "science  than ,'anywhere ? else. j'.*. '.*,,;* ,:Take a  i\y*tole'.;,-pJ]e';;bfj\th'em'..-that',:-I,-.cah"*_idme  and you will And uncertainty If not imposition ,in half.of what th'ey fstiite. as  spiehtiflc:,tr.uth.' -They;: have?'time?and  again .set.'tlown :experiments' as done  by- theni." curious, out-of-thei-way ex-  perjiriehts;. that; they' never,?dld,;ajid: up-  oh;;:w,hlcliv'tliey?have founded, so-called  scientific;truths..;:.I,,have:?"been: thrown  off 'my. track often by "thein, and for  months "at ?a? time. ..Try?.-.the : experi-'  .hieii.ts..yourself, ,ahd "you 'will -tlnd the  result 'altogether different .-.'���.*���. * ���-'.���'*' '���, I-  tell you I'd rather 'know nothing about  a thing In.science, nine-times out of  ten, "than what" theYbooks would tell  ;me;',.for,.practical. purposes,.-.for, applied,  science,' the 'best:science,, the',only'..scl-*:  encer'I'd.rather'talce the'thlng iip arid  go. through with .it myself, "d'd .find out  more ajbout; It; than-anyone could tell  me,: and-I'd -be sure of what I know.  That's the;: : thing.',?Professor this-or  ithat will -controvert, you put_ of the  books .that: It can't-;be:'s8,,.though.;you.  have it right, In? the? hollow of, your  hand all - the tlnieVjind '"couId".'brea]c Ills  spectacles'with It. ��� y? YY ,���:''.'   '������'' '.'������"  Capt. Tatlow. If. P. P.. was "seen by  The Independent and In reply to an  enquiry as to the principal legislation  enacted at the recent session of the  legislative Assembly for the benefit of  the wage-earners, he said: "I may  commence with the  SHOPS REGULATION ACT,  which provides that all municipal  councils shall, when properly requisitioned, pass a by-law requiring that  all or any classes of shops close at a  stated hour, not earlier than 6 p. ui..'  choslng the whole or any portion of the  year, and should any day of the week  be named as a half-holiday, not earlier than 12 noon on such day. No boy  or girl under It! years of age is to-be  employed 1n or about a shop'more  than 66 1-2 hours,;(including? meal1  times) In any week���the limit being  13 hours on Saturday and 11 hours on  ��� other days, out of which one hour is  to be allowed for the noon-day meal.  and three-auarters of an ho'ur for  suppeivwhen working later than V p.m.  In every shop where females are employed, seats or chairs must ��� be "provided,".-.which, .they.'are to be at liberty  to use when not: necessarily engaged  in 'their work. ���������".,';��� ', .".������-...'. :-,-���������:  ,:' -MINERS' WAGES.  The wages of the miners liave'been  protected by including him in the term  "laborer" and extending to .hlmYthe  benefits of the ^Iechanics'-Lien Act.?A  further addition to that act. provides  that every'device of an ."owner, contractor or sub-contractor, -adopted to  defeat?'the priority given, to wage-  earners for their wages by -this act,;  shall, as against such wage-earners .be  null and, void." ,:'?',?  _ Y'Y "jCIJlRRENT'-K^GES. Y Y :?���  Additions to'both tlie Vancouver City  Charter and the Municipality acts provide that all .municipal contracts-,re-  cuire that"all classes of.workmen ,:be  entitled to such wages as are currently paid, in the municipality toicom-  isetent?workmen Jn/.tlieir respective  trades.': YyyY'-y-Yyy? .'���'������ ??:.,,/;.'.������'  : THE l!_ABOR E'EGULATION ACT. :"���  enacts that no person or "corporation  obtaining, from .the 'Legislature:, the  right'to build a.-rbriiige, traiiiway,' rail-;  way," turnpike road; telegraph-'.'or ..tele-:  ?hone.llne,�� etc.;-:. or. the .-right-to carry.;  on?any. trade.;o_r_'business,y:pr.;Kra.ining;  AtrTO^rOHIITES, VS. TROLLEYS.  'Ji! GObD   /UPPOINTMENT.  "The .London Banner : says: The re-  Isolution ;of coiiifidenee ?in';'Ald.'v.Prank  ri'lant,-',passed by the Trades���:and-La-  laioi- Council, puts -on' record the sentl-  Ijiients of organized labor towards him  j.ln this city. His appointment by: the  I Dominion Government meets with pop-  I ular approval 'In ���'labor , circles. Mr.  I Plant hns always been a conscientious  [worker In ,the cause of uiiioiilbin. und  lit Is a "mutter for congratulation Hint  litis appointment cannot be mlsconstru-  |i.d"iiito a ."reward :.for''poll Ileal services,  Jrrirfnsi'amatter of fact, he-'litis never  [been a?partem or taken nn active  IjuiH In political affairs, except as an  l.idependent. The Government no  jvloubt \vere Inlltiehced In making the  ���appointment', because"lif the strong en-  ������Joisatlon of organized labor In West-  Jl'in Ontario.  The Trades and  Labor   Councils of  London. St. Thomas, Brantford and  luaiiiilton, liad petitioned the Ontario  ���Government In favor of placing him'at  Ithe head ot.the Labor,Bureau In To-  |rpnto, jand fit -was:.^because; ;; of ?siicli'  fitron^'endorsatlons' ..that ' lie :hits re-  ^relvedj his*; presentih'pppIntmentY; ,-���.' ?J  yr^rAhiani:::hw h^''^^hB(aiid^iioii-  ' Chicago, is .said: to be'thesfirst?ci't3-  In the country to bring the; automobile  into commercial use on any'extensive  plan. YThe-Hub 'Motor Translt,com-  panyv.has. b^'ntorganized.and will'put  into senMce.B.Oautpmpbiies.. They will  ���fibe, :doible-deckers iand'���'.'will have ' ?a  capacity, for 40 passengers. The ver  ^hlcIesiWilUbeenuipped-.witli-foui^motors"  of seven horse-power each), The men  who are'organizing ithe. corporation  claim that they will have a speed capacity of 12 miles an hour. They will  make regular : trips, covering-, their  routes: at the, rate. iof. eight-;rnlles 'ah  hour. aYgreateivspeed than isY iioiv  maintaihed by./;-the local, subtirb'an  trains on ihe Illinois Central railroad!  and will endeavor, to compete with the  trolley lines and'Other.Vtransportatlo'n  facilities now ort'ei-ed'to.'iCliicagonlans.'  }���' A big St. Louis car company Is.work-,  lng on tlie contract of the striking  street railway employees, who have  formed u.conipuny, for .50 electric omnibuses of the double-decked style, and  when these are completed they will be  placed In opratlon at once. Fifteen of  the vehicles, to be' known as "Imperials," will ��be operated on the-north  side, fifteen on the \yest ;.side/and  twenty on the south side. _\ fare of  live cents for a continuous trip will be  charged.      ".'���'''"'.   : -���?���"���'���  ; All union men in the city 'are-hereby  notified that, -Donaldson-^'Matthews';  the Cordoya, street clothiers, - hatters  and; men's outfitters, .have Just opened  put another large shipment of Union  label pants engineers, painters, bricklayers and laborers' overalls, carpenters' aprons, smocks, etc. Donaldson  &:, Matthews, men's* outfitters/ 74YCordova street. .  .:v:Y?Y:;    I.-''' ; ���������'������'������>:. '���'  p'r "conferring ?to':such*" person*? orS-cor-  poratlon any.;prop'ertj%';rlgHti'..or:\privileges.' :wihatsoever;;;sliali /'employ .'-or. a^^1-  ;lbw ,'to" be /employed'ltf:'connection... with-  'any. of the above .any? workman Wlio  cannot,.wheriYreciuired ;by../tlie proper  'official,;read  that-.'act in. sonie lOuro-  ���iie'ari .language.;:'..Tlie''act.npt o'nlyjpro-  Vides:for;penalt'les:/agaln6t employers,;  (���bntractors or .corporation; officials, but  also for1 forfeiture of. all:, powers ..and  privileges granted by: the /act .of :lncor.-  po.ration'-' of any: company; wilfully "Violating its provisions.? This' act*, is supplemented by the British'/Columbia .'/.  ,;,;:y ''/-'YrMMIGIRATdON^ACT,??;:.?;^---:;-  uiider  which;-it. is  proposed? to  make/-  it illegal..for any Immigrant to,land or  remain  in  the prbvlnceYiwho;��� cannot  when asked toy the" authorizeed/officers  .to ,,do so, write an/application as 'set  but'iin tbe'.act!in':'6o'me' European. 'iaiH,  guage.'-./'Su<sh;. immigrants are .not; en-  titled'to a. Ilcence"to carry on any -trade;  orS;Cal|ing,Yto?aequire"land  or hold a  free.,nilners':,:"certlficat"e,-aiid -they,,'. tp^.  sether wltht.any/person;or.:corporation  w-ho -assls'tsfln/brlhging; them in;"' are  liable:'tb/ a.Yflne?pt/;J50p:or 12?rrionthis''  imprlsonmerit;'' "t|he "la'-tter'/.ln .th"e,-?case  of the Immigrant' to",cease,-on his find-.  in_r sureties to the amount?bf'S30l) that;  he  will.': leave,:   the  province    In   one  month, arid which' would doubtless  be  taken: advantage  of by/the  cracurers  of, or'.contractorsfoiv.'co'ollie andslave  labor.   This, act :'is based'ioh tlie.piinT/  ciple of the"Natal act.;and.depends Ch  the Interpretation of section 05 of the  British iNort'h"-- America:   act, ;-.which'  glyes  the Local Legislature power- to,  make laws. In."relation to Immigration':  Into the" province;' "so: long and'so far  only/as not repugnant to:any act of  the Parliament of Canada. ,v,Y  t'';, //B/ ,C.'���:' IJiVIIMIGIlATION/ ACT. ',-.-*  ;'- As,to the British Columbla:Immlgra-  ilbnsactiaobO.YCapt^Tatlow^Bal-l-that-  all are agrq,e<l;as to.the objects aimed  at in this act, as it is/far more effectual  to stop the Immigration into the province  of undesirable: peoples  than  to  endeavor    to  legislate   against    them  when  once    established.   In '��� adopting  such a measure  there are two Questions to.be considered:   (1) Does lt conflict  with, 1'mpeiiiil   Interests; (2)  Is it  ultra vires of the constitutional powers of the; province'/   The oiiestl.in of  such legislation conflicting    with    Imperial Interests wns llrst raised In the  year 1SS4. with,reference, lo' an -"act to  prevent  the. immigration .of Chinese."  In giving his reasons foi- recommending  the  (llsiiilowan'ce  of  which," the  then  Minster  of Justice,  Sir A...Campbell.'  states  "lie  Is clearly   of opinion   '.hat  It Is an act tlint ought not to be put  into operation  without due consideration and without correspondence with  the   Imperial    Governuieut."     To  tills  Lord   Derby   replies  in   iK.deppatch   to  tlie.Governor-Gencrul, dated 31st "May','  1SS1:   "I have the honor to 'nforni you  .tliat.HeriJlnjesty has not been ndvteed  to disallow acts  passed  In Australian  colonies, restiictiiig.,b.\-:.?very severe provisions   the   Immigration' or introduction of Chinese," and adds, "You may  Understand  that the    question    Is. not  held to Involve, imperial .interests and:  that- you'should- deal With It ns, ViCan-.  ixillan'.. question; onlyi.:' ? Thb?;, shows  cleniij- tliiit-at-thnttlitie'thefe'wns no  Question' of Imperial interests involved.  and apparently no such issue did arlsi  until the unprecedented influx of Japanese In the last three years made it  necessary to Include that nationality  in the restrictive legislation, and culled   forth  the objection   raised   by   tha  Hon. Mr. Cham'berlaln as to lesislation  t'poclflcally directed against an ally of  the Umpire, and at the same time th."  remedy suggested by him to overcome  this  dyilculty.   "If there  is any real  PROSPECT     OF    A      LARGE     INFLUX     OF    JAPANESE       LABORERS   INTO   CANADA." writes   Mr.  Chamberlain on July 20th,   1S9S,  "Impress upon your ministers the import-;  anee of dealing with it 'by legislation  of  the; Dominion Parliament  on    the  lines of the Natal act, which is likely  tb ibe generally adopted in Australia."  His advice not having been accepted,  and further legislation specifically directed, against, Japanese? having been  enacted    by   the   province,,he again  writes "on .iMarch".;23rd,',lS99, as follows:  "Her Majesty's, ..Goverhmen t. much regret to: find the Government and Legislature of British. Columbia, adopting  a; course  which  Is Justly regarded as  oljtensive by a friendly power, and they  hope that your "'ministers will be'able  to arrange: for the cancellation, of "the  oljjectionaible provisions and. the substitution of a 'measure? which, while. it  .will  secure .the'"1' desired   exclusion  of  undesirable immigrants,.-.- will..->"obtain.  that result -iby .means of some such  general test as/that already, suggested  in'my despatch of the 20th July; 1898."  "The prospect of a large influx of Japanese    laborers"   alluded    to  by? Mr.  Chamberlain must be.admitted to have  become a: reality,when :.we/hear that fn  the last three -.years .20,875 /of ',' these  people  have . landed In our    province,  arid failure on the part of, the/Federal  Government  to act. on Mr.  Cham'ber-  lain's a'dvice has made it necessary for  ius to legislate in that direction: as fat-  as our constitutional powers wiU'-ad-  mlt.--'dn doing;so.we rely on thepower  to "make laws-in i1_Iationr to. immigration" given to us under section 95 of  .the  British' North  America  act,   "SO  __I_V'R '. "AS    NOT    REPUGNiAJN.T    Tb  Ji^X, ACT : OF T'HE PAT*LTAMENT  OF - CANADA.'' /   This    is'   one    of.  ;the sections which'provide"for^eoncur-.  rent, legislation, and:so far?there- has  been no,-test,'and consequently   no decision,  as' to  the :powem, under it of  the /Federal .and /.Provincial?.governments     respectively.. /Sir. Alexander  Campbell alone refers, to.it,  but only  goes so ./far as tosayY/'.'Having reference to. the condition of Canada at,the.  time, of-the, union of, the/provinces; the  ,iundarBlBn*d..i_^a��.opinlon-:th'at?the? authority'/given  is to. regulate/and pro-,  mote: immigration: and not an���,authority/to .prohibit.Immigration, but with-?  out..coming., at  present to  a :,definite  ooncluslon- as: to?;whether: the/ act  in"  !question- is/within- the? legislative au-  ithorlty  of, parliament or the,legislature," and so on, to which -Lord Derby  replies'Yin   tlie?same,?despatoh:: "I ;do  not/understand that your, lordship invites, me to state whether.Chinese im'-'.  migration   Into /British:./Columbia   is.  placed by?the B. N. A. act under control; of the: Dominion" or of the. Provincial/Legislature,   but  I., may ..say it  is a polnfon which I am not prepared  .to -give an opinion." ,A1I of Which, 'to  "say.:,the,,least, shows there^ls an element ;,of: doubt as to; the extent of the  Dominion Yind-Provincial* powers uri-  der. the/section,, refeiilng.to Which Le-.  frby,, in,"Legisiatlve' Power; in Canada." ../page ::i-9S, says: : "As regards the  actual rpractice; of tlie (Dominion Gov-  eminent with regard to the veto power  it. appears  to   be ;the prevailing, rule  that.:..; wftere: "the   /Provincial  act    is  clearly-.within., the: .comprehension  of  the legislature 'passing it and does not  conflict/with Dominion or imperial: in-  terests'it should.��� "be!,left; to  its operation, /though: It may 'be open to 'objection'..sis .unjust or contrary,  to sound  principles: of    legislation." ;Y Also,-, o'ri  page'461-iRegina::vs. Wing Chohg:   "It  does: not follow .that' because a .'local  act touches on subjects..committed to  the jurisdiction'.:of the. Dominion?Parliament' by section "91, that It therefore  Interferes with /them so/as to render it  unconstltulonal,  and   it    would    seem  that none of the'.authorities''carry.-the  mattpribeyond that of definition of the  meaning of the,* various'/'eriumera ted  classes, in sections; 91. and 92, conceding  to provincial legislatures the power to  leglslateto the -full extent on subjects  comm!Ugr/to^H^in,^oughJniso_.doingi  they-iriayihciaentally touch what "may  be called the fringe of Dominion subjects." . Although   this  reference  is   to  powers under section 91, still the principle is? the same, and If section 91,  why-not also In section 95, should this  province not legislate to the full extent in this matter, although in doing  so, it  may  Incidentally touch  on   the  "fringe of Dominion subjects?"   At the  presentttlme there" Is no act of the Dominion  Parliament to which  this, act  can  "be  repugnant."  unless  It  be  the  recently passed "Chinese Immigration  act." raising the entrance tax on Chl-  nhmen from $50 to WOO. nnd provision  for.thiK.U made In section 2, .sub-section/FY. It   may : be  urged   that'this'  legislation Is unnecessary, as the Government of Japan has already prohibited, or rather checked, the emigration  of her, subjects.   -But  that  may  only:  ���be a temporary measure, and makes  this  the better    opportunity    to  pass  legislation   consistent   with   the policy  of that country.   To come to  regain possession of them for the purpose of sihlpplng out of the province  (In nny direction so far as we are concerned!) Clause 5 Is based on the Natal act. and i.s clearly within our pjwer  to enact, and clause 6 deals with the  contractors or companies bringing  these, people In. I believe that this  act Is In accordance with the -views of  a large majority of the people of this  province, who are prepared to stretch  to the fullest, extent the provinclni  ,ilShts to endeavor, to obtain for themselves the relief they hive been denied  at Ottawa. XVe hear that the /Roumanian Jews; who, after all, have some  claims as a race upon us (although I  admit are undeslra'ble immigrants),  are refused in many cases permission  to land in eastern Canada because of  ���their poverty, "while we are compelled  to make, our' province a dumping  ground for the surplus: population of  the Orient, carrying In its wake amass  of corruption and disease far more disastrous than thesimple poverty of the  Roumanian Jew-. ,   ���  YMOOUTO LIBOR F1RTL  TRADES MDMBORCOUW  A large.number of delegates attended  the regular 'meeting of the Trades  Coun'cil on Friday evening, President  Dixon In the' chair. Y Y  Y A communication from the Carpenters' Union, Rossland, stated that an  advertisement .'had appeared in the  Coast papers calling for carpenters to  .work, in the Kootenays, ; but objected  that as there was not sufficient work  there to keep all the /Union men employed, it was.better for carpenters to  keep,, away.?: ..YY?-.  ! ,Tlie iiuestion/of, a: Union Label on  boots and shoes was: discussed, but the  .Clerks' delegates stated, that; there was  no. firm/.in Canada ,manufacturing, a  boot or shoes with the label on. This together: with the? Asiatic .'tiuestlon, will  be.,brought; up before,; ,the?Dominion  Trades,Congress, which meets In Otta-  wa/this month.    /'���/'' : ?/,;  ���'���'  -?':'-'::Y:?': MONGOL"LABORY Y   ;  .The .Parliamentary Committee, was  empowered to,Investigate the cost,,etc.,  of engaging a solicitor to watcli the interests of the .Trades : Council' at /the  ;Royal Commission to .enquires into^ the  Mongolian question,, and /will also. for-  jivard circulars to the different unions  asking for information'on the'saane subject-   , Y?',?Y ;-;:;!    --.,���'''i-'lv'v.-.-J- '?*:?',/'YY?,,,Y  :.?.The.'.mbtlpn'.of.Aid.?Baxter! "vyith,tregard'/to a rebate: on rhaiiufacturers'.  rate for: waiter, coridltibnal,.on' all employers .of quch manufacturer or merchant I ;��� being . a'ble ? to read . in .-/'some  European ���languagef/uwas heartily" ap-  Droye'd of,by the; Trades/ Cbu'ncH,! and  .the /City.;:/Council! will:; be. requested to  passisucii.'motion.,,'.'.' * , ./;..,. ?;��� "?  : .It was stated.that?onC:"of: the condi-  .tlons iipoh which a bonus, was granted  to, the British Columbia Sugar, Refinery, by the '.City; was! that no Chinese  should, be employed, and further alleged that the above Company is mahufac-  turtntr :its sugar ..barrels with : Oriental  laborYandi as.this .is/contrary tbYthe.  epirit of the agreement, the City Council' win tie requested to investigata this  matter,! and'-if possible,, have a stop  iiut: to.it. ���'..'*;?'. ��� -'.-'���".'  ; ���",:/ . HOURS OF LABOR. !,!!!!!!'  ! A" setlt'ibn to; the. City Council; from  the" Barbers':Union with reference to a  Sunday, and Early,Closing By-law, with  the addition of -a penalty .clause,, was  endorsed- by the Trades Council, and a  representative Committee-was appoint-,  ed to assist the (Barbers' Union in having' it", passed. ��� ? The - number' of. nonunion barbershops, in the City is at  present! 10, but: nearly "all; have one  chair only, and: the majority, of the  owners are not eligible topecomemem-.  bers. of /the Union, never having served  their itime to the trade. .:!  .-,' -A question wns asked with regard to  the non-performance of the Indian war  dance on Labor Day. ./It. was stated  that1 a ; prominent/ delegate, had made  the arrangement .for .the., dance,' but  when the/Port Simpson?Indians .were  questioned :with:..regard to the matter,  they pleaded Ignorance-and stated that  their paraphernalia:wits' not In: the 'City.  As ,-the, delegate was:not present; the  matter.; was left in abeyance, but the  public,may rest assured that the reason  President George Wilby presided at  the regular meeting of the I_abor  Party on Wednesday night, held In  Union Hall,'and Secretary Morton was  In his place. ' There was a fair attendance, and the business transacted was  of a most Important character. ....  After the reading of the minutes, a  letter from Mr. -Ralph Smith, M.P.P.,  was considered, regarding the calling  of a Provincial Convention, and filed.  A resolution was carried -to the effect-  that a Committee be appointed to draft  a programme for the season's meetings.  A Committee was appointed to "draw  up a platform and? recommend-:!what  action the Party will take in'the forth- ,  coming General Election. -._  Several names were voted on for  membership, and.accepted. [������<. ,,   ..  A unanimous/vote was passed,"mak-  ing 'The Independent',' the official  or^an of -the Party:  .,-.,  The prospeetsof the Party are bright  and It will become a very live institution in Vancouver in the near future.  The meetings will start'prompt at 8  P.m. for .'business. ,;    .:.* "  The next meeting will be held! on  Wednesday,  September 26th. ' '  '   / ? Y,  TIHE  NEW!_LAB,0:R:'BUREAU,     '���''���'  The Nanaimo Herald says:,We would  call  our readers attention  to  the. excerpt,! under the head of Press 'Opinions, taken from the Rossland Miner,  noting that,Mr. Ralph Smith' has ,b?en"  invited  to/advise  the Dominion Gov-'  ernment. regarding the .best methods  of handling, the new ! Labor   Bureau,  and -suggesting that . the .authorities -  could not do. better than appoint him  to/the, head of the ..'department';'',. As; a'  .-matter,bf fact the Government has an-/,  ticlpated.this:suggestion by about:two"  ��� ���months'.' It!ls now nearly that length '."  of time since Mr. Smith had. this very .'  flattering offer  made  to-him,, having  /attached; to /it ?a? large salary and! a:  'Position': of'.high honor, and if he,had  ;consulted-his" own Interests exclusively ,  he -would/have undoubtedly? accepted-?'  .the. position at once.   The.very critical '���������  ��� state of'affairs in Provincial matters /  ;at tha-t -time? and..IMr.' Smith's warm/;!  ;attacliiiient,,;tb.: Nanaimo,-friends arid/?  ;interests/had,!the::e_fect-!:of, determining'.:  .him to refuse":the: offer.; The, 'author- ?  (ltles/at:',Qttawa,' howevery: w*ere!*ihsist- !'  ,ent!.and "urged him to^.recorisider.his:'  jpbsltlon,-pointing out' iiovv',*veiry::Jm-"  ;Portant.,toYthe?labor interests.'of/the/.  jDomiriion; it; was that'tlie!nevv/Bureau!"':  ;be,;a success arid it would /certainly be"  enlarging?his-sphere of:��� usefulness!!tb-'Y  engage/in the'-nevv/:undertaking.; Mr.Y  Smith ��� finaliy.::agreed,:to -discuss "the-;/!  matter when at the Trades and Labor,-/  .Congress to be held in Ottawa! on.the/!!  ..-lStIi'-'pf?'.>this''.'month,Yfor.-,A'>hieh'';piace:'';.:i  .he /' .started './Tuesday.;;.? should i-MrY  Smith, decide; to accept tlie nevv open---..:;  ing that/novy. presents itself?as a' re-,-!,  ward: of, his! broad-minded and/coricii-- '���'���  iat'ory methods," his hosts of friends ,in!Y  Nanaimo?and British /Columbia,.'while;?  regretting- to lose; the/services! of: so-.:-  valued a public man, will; nevertheless,/!  not blame him in any sense foi\ taking:;  a-step"at once    so���'.. advantageous to"/;  himself arid the labor cause,? but wish/.:  him as brilliant: and  honoi'able;a.suc7;;  cess in  his....new !position as he has : ���':'  achieved in his present brie.  .Knowing Y  ..Mr.'-Smlth as-vvedb. hb\vever!?it' would.";  not come to us,with -a! very great surprise if it/transpires that-lie.will, de-;,  clde  to continue  to^oceupy-the com-:?;  paratively/humble  'and .unprofitable   :  station'that? he iiais filled for the last-  eight: 'years with 'such? conspicuous-'ere--.':  dit .to.liimseif!and?advantage  to  hisY."  const! tutents.- Y'Y. yy?   ';..'..-..'.-,".'':   ������'/'. ?  /  THE ACT .ITS13LF,  Sections 1, 2 and .1 follow closely the  lines ofi the Natal act In clause 4 the  penalty of 5500 may seem excessive,  but that is the!amount.-asked'by.- the  province to be placed on Chinese entering the country, as proved in, the  'Australian, colonies. , to be effectual.  These, people' are /mostly /'slaves'or  .coollies brought .here .by contractors  vyho.'hy;,putting up JuOO security, can  -vrtij^th'ejdance-was-nof'giVeri-^\vill~b��  thoroughly investigated, the feeling of  the delegates on this question being  very pronounced.  The Council 'adjourned after informal  discussion of minor matters,       .������';?  THE CONGRESS OF CANADA.  The sixteenth annual session of the  Trades and Labor Congress of Canada  Will 'be held at Ottawa, commencln?  September ISth. Active preparation is  being made for the'meeting; which It Is  expected will prove a particularly fruitful one. In view of the many incidents  affecting''labor which have transpired  within the past year.  , This Trades Council .will not, be represented nt tile Dominion Trades Con-  Kress this year, but severmi of the unions will send delegates and the interests ot labor-.n British Columbia in  general, and Vancouver In particular,  will receive the attention they deserve.  ���:'. Ability of .a superior, nature; is, quick-  '"���:���  ly recognized,; and if a man shows /tliat-  he : has  an .extraordinary  capacity in-!'-."���  any  given -.direction ;,he  is nearly always given, an  opportunity  to .put: it-  to iise<    It Will  be. remembered ; that!'  Ralph; Smith,M.  P.?P. for Nanalmo;. :,  came to Rossland arid did a.great deal V  which  existed  here., in  the early part  of the year.   Mr. Smith, as president:,  of theJDonilnionYTrades-Cogrps9.i_iui(L/^  BROKE THE RECORD.  Mr.. N. A. Pelkey (shinglewea.ver) of  Ruskin Mills, B. C cut 4(5.000 shingles  In 10 hours. This is the fastest time  known on the Pacific coast. The near-  State of .Washington wiien 40.000  est approach to it vvas done In the  shingles were sawn In 11 hours. ?  "Wm.! Sloan, of Nanaimo. . has; announced, himself,.a .Candidate for the  Vancouver Electoral District in the approaching Dominion election.:      Y  as  elected  representative  in  the Pro--  vlncial Parliament,  enjoyed   the   son- -  fidence of organized labor in the fullest,  degree.   He entered/heartily and earn-  ,  estly into the settlement of the differ-'  ence's'thsti existed here.   He Is primar-".  ily.gifted  with common sense.   Is- a?  diplomat  in  negotiation,  and   can  see  the merits and demerits of both sides:  of a question'.'' With the assistance of  Messrs. Curtis and 'Clute; and the conciliatory spirit shown, by  the officers'.'  and members.of the Miners' Union, and  also by the managers of the mines, the  differences  were adjusted in  a short  time and work; resumed..  Tills ivas i,.!  happy settlement of trouble tlint might  have ladled    for    many    months and.  greatly Injured tills camp and Its residents.   Mr. Smith showed such ability  on that occasion that he has been summoned to Ottawa to give the Dominion  Government his advice in placing the-'  new Labor Bureau on.a working basis.  He will leave for the east to.perform  the tusk assigned  to him as soon as '  the   Provincial: Legislature   adjourns.  ;  We believe  that   tlle  Federal  authorities have made,a.wise,,move in giving*.,  ���Mr.,Smith this task! to'perform.-' They.:  might go a step further and.put him'?.  at the bead    of    the    Bureau; as he".���  would.be the right man iri the Tight.''  place..-.'.There is.no,-man .In  .Canada!/  who more thoroughly   .possesses   the  ,A:  confidence of organized  labor or, who  ���better deserves the confidence than lie-';  does.���RosslandMiner.:      .      '   "������'.""';  ���j::\:  msmammiftm THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY..... SEPTEMBER 15, 1900  THE INDEPENDENT.  BY GEO.  BARTLEY.  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IN   THE   IN-  TEREST   OF   ORGANISED  LABOR  BY  THE INDEPENDENT FIUNTING COMPANY.  AT   312   HOMER   STRBET,   VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  SUBSCRIPTIONS  IN   ADVANCE.  ,  A week. 5 cents; month. 15 cents; three  months, 'Ci cents;  six  months, OS  cents;  one year, Sd.25,  KNDOlSSKD BY THE TRADES AND  LABOR CO UNO 11,. AND THE VANCOUVER .LABOR PARTY.  Register,  register,  reg.'K,^;-.  Let your union be your politics.  Ask  for goods bearing    the    union  label.  It  pays  to advertise  in The Independent.  Has your union an advertisement in  The Independent.   If not, why not?  He's a mighty poor politician lhat  can't catch 'em botli coming nnd  _ro!ng.  Did you get a new subscriber for  The Independent this week. If not,  why not?   ,. '   '  . ... -<-"#*^ .  SATURDAY SEPTBMBER lii. 1800  New Voters' List.  REGISTRATION  OF PROVINCIAL  VOTERS.  Notice  is  hereby  given   that,  under  the authority of section 52 of the "Provincial Elections Act Amendment Act,  1S99"  the cancellation of the Register  of Voters for the  VANCOUVER CUTY ELECTORAL  DISTRICT  ���will take effect on the 10th.day of September, instant, and thereafter it will  be necessary for every person who desires to be registered as a voter in the  said Electoral District to apply to the  Collector of Voters,    as   provided  by  section 11 of the "Provincial (Elections  Act."     By command, Y    .  J. D. PRENTICE,  Y ,.     Provincial Secretary;  .Provincial Secretary's Oflice, 0th:September. 1900.  A first-class -politician is: always  ready to work���upon the sympathies of  the poor workingman.  Look out for Ihe professional politician���Oi-e will be your friend 'jefore  election, but after it is Dver���nit.  Let workingmen think and act for  themselves. That is the only way by  which they can secure lasting benefits.  Do you read The Independent? If you  don't, yoH should. It is the only reliable paper on labor matters in the  city.  Get union label clothing. It will  outwear two suits of scab made. Best  is cheapest. Cheap at first is dear at  the end.  It costs 53,500,000.000 annually for the  maintenance of the world's armies, exclusive of pensions, and $500,000,000 for  educational purposes.  "What will the harvest be?" sadly  exclaimed Maister ./McQueen vvnen lie  learnei that the vote of the working-  men of Vtincouv-i"was unic^a.  So long as employers of labor are  compelled by competition to pay wages  based upon what is known as the labor  market, we shall have wage slavery.'  The authorities should take cognisance of the Indian rancherle now located at Alexander street, at the foot  of Columbia avenue.   It is a disgrace.  THE TRADE- PAPER.  . ��� Organized labor ponders over the in-  ���e.iuallties. of life and their journals,  by reason of the many circumstances  requiring consideration and attention,  . are so fully devoted to the work of defending the tenets of our falih, that a  spirit  of  minotony   sometimes   takes  .possession of the craft and the members  become  apathetic,   lose  .'-Interest  'and grow unconcerned, says the United  JMine  Workers'  Journal.   .  This  is  . .true of all organizations or associations  of men.   Interest aiid enthusiasm ebb  and How as contingencies arise, envir-  ; ohment:.changes or., conditions alternate.   We sometimes fear that the con-  - tinuous talk of labor papers about,  "downtroddenWorkingmen," while absolutely true, has a depressing effect,  and that it would be better for all  were writers and thinkers to take a  more advanced position, dwell more  fully on the brighter side of life and  deal less with pessimestic theories. All  workingmen -'realize' fully the! inequalities of life. The dire toil to which necessity incites his daily efforts contin-  . ually reminds him, ot this fact. , He  feels keenly enough, the disadvantages  of poverty without having to be reminded of it every time-he picks up  his trades paper, yet to remedy, unfair  .and  unequal  conditions an  Intelligent  -./understanding of the affairs of ; his  trade must be secured, hence the necessity of trades papers clinging to  the   text.    This knowledge  cannot  be  . obtained from the average daily paper,  which, la engrossed with the "'affairs of  general concern, and therefore cannot  .devote more than passing mention to  ���trade matters. The management of a  f^tTardefi'paper=woulds'glaUly~welcome=the-  ���editing of big sensations, curious tales  and pithy items of national concern,  .as these contain more of life and less  of monotony, of enclles grind. A contributor to the labor press would find  less   labor  and    more    enjoyment    In  '.chronicling his Imaginations of a sunset scene  than   In   digging  up  musty  .records for the purpose of presenting  an Intelligent logical argument against  the evil of government by Injunction, the calling out of the .militia,  or a kindred subject/but were he to  do ho, who will present the defensive  argument of the toiler? The labor  prews of this country may not be "up-  to-date" from the standpoint of a  ���critic in journalism, yet It performs a  noble mission and gives Information  which no other agency can supply.  ;ptop the publication of our  trade papers and the labor movement  will gradually decline and finally die.  'They are weak only in proportion to  their lack of support. Support them  properly, give- them the assistance  ���which they merit, and they will rapidly  increase in Interest and influence and  ���move' the/industrial world . by their  ���power.  It would be humane, if nothing else,  to forbid the^employment of children  at a period of life which should be devoted to their physical, intellectual and  moral development. ..-���'.-  "Well, Garden," said Marpols, "we  are up against the real thing ,this time.  Will the labor<: leaders "throw their  strength to Maxwell?": Echo answers,  "Will  they?" . .<  -Remember that you are not a tree  that can stand alone; you are only a  branch. "Join the union of your craft  as a branch, join your branches and  flourish,, with the tree.���Erie People.  'Have you noticed the lnartial bearing of. Harry Cowan lately. -You..can't  touch him .with a ten-foot, pole-since  he" acquired-Sam' Robb's quick step  on Labor. Day���some;say buy step.  Arbitration is a good method to pursue. It strives to improve the friendly  relations between the employers and  the labor, unions and can be made beneficial to both sides.���The Labor World.  going into the matter in a thorough  way before long. There are too many  Orientals in the business.  The find of Health Inspector Mar-  rion and Sanitary Olllcer Mulhern last  Monday at 1731 "Westminster avenue of  five little children naked locked up in  a hovel and fed like pigs, could scarcely be credited. Wm. Crcsswell and his  wife should be made an example by  the authorities, for their indescribable  brutality to their own children.  At the last session of the Trades and  Labor Congress of Canada, the secretary was Instructed to provide for the  taking of a vote of all alllllated budles  on the question of their willingness  to undertake Independent political action. The secretary now reports that  the old party politicians .will make a  desperate'effort" lo stem the tide, but  it is believed It will prove futile, as the  Canadian unions nre strongly Impregnated with independent political action.  "The Liberal-Conservative party  possesses the' most attractive political  Carjlen   the  world    ever    saw,"    said  "Joe" Martin.  "Yes," said Charley Queen. "But  they have allowed their best plant to  die for lack of cultivation."  "Oh, you refer to Cotton," said Joe  excited];'. "That was to bo expected.  You Ciin not, expect any plant to nourish in this northern clime, whose natural .home is in the south, unless vou  raise it in a hot house. The chilling  ���frost of last winter did the work."  As to the particular qualifications of  Mr. McSpaden, the gentleman appointed building inspector, we know nothing. The action of the aldermen In  making the appointment, however,  must be condemned. Had the advice  of this paper, as well as tlint of, Aid.  Baxter, been taken the selection would  have been satisfactory, namely, that  an examination test be adhered to. As  to the evidence of tho aldermen who  told how they voted by ballot it is to  say the least very shaky. The aldermen should��� . ! :  Remember Ananias,   that  \viel"ed lad,  On him long dwelt a curse,  AVho by his accord  Outran the Lord  And got to heaven'first.  ?We are on the eve of. a general election, which may come off within tho  next few months. Candidates from one  end of the country to the other are  being nominated by the two political  parties. The Grit and Tory parties  each declare that they will come out  on top, and no doubt they.will it the  list is turned upside down so as to  place the, winners nt the head. /-The  Voice says that "with our political  parties so much alike, with so little  of principle dividing them, the main  plank .-being: antagonism tn: the-other  party, lt 'becomes more and more  necessary and -desirable that constitu-.  encies, in which the electors are Independent, should elect independent representatives, indeed they must do so  if they want real representation at  all."  Annexation is the order of the day.  The World and Province are ardent  annexationists, nnd it is reported that  the ,Province will shortly" lie gobbled  up in ihe insatiable maw of the World.  The Independent Labor Party should  face the.issues and, the situations as  they present themselves in the forthcoming election in a.manly-way and  nt the same time be true to labor's  cause..  "It's too true." vvailed Wilson, "that  the breach tin the Conservative ranks  is widening. Desperate measures, will  have to be resorted to to harmonize  our factions or the party will go to  the wall mii Vancouver."  "Well. Oki.*'.said the principal at the  schooLof-iiolit!cal_ec.on>m.v-.?;nd_lr_essiiig.  a-Japanese student, "Have you learned  much  during your first term?"  "Yes." replied Okl. "I have le-jrned  iinv lo. get my naturalisation papers  in four months." ���.'���'.  The political atmosphere is very  murky, with no signs of clearing up.  "What side Is labor on?" Is earnestly  asked by the leaders of both parties.  The liiliiiring.man. If heis alive to his  -���est Interests, will be true to his own  ���nxrty every time���the Independent L.'.-  *-nr Party.  The Yankee politician must be very  bu<y these campaign days. "v\*e are  told lhat one Murphy sleeps with his  boots on In a buggy. Is lie too crooked  to s'.rctch out in bed nn.l sleep wilh a  clear conscience and hi. boots off, like  our straight (?) Canadian public men.  Maybe he wants lo be ready to leave  .this  world  with  them  on.  ,; SUBSCRIBE!    FOR.?, THE     INDEPENDENT, : $1.25 /A YEAR. Y -���  FROM WASHINGTON.  The plant at Olympla for canning  clams has been enlarged.  The Aberdeen canneries are preparing for a large run of salmon.  A Port Townsend woman, Miss Florence Green, has adopted a little Japanese boy.  Whatcom county's fruit inspector  says this year's crop jn his county will  be about half an average yield.  The validity of the city ordinance  relative to the charging of *1 per year  for bicycle license fee is to be tested  in the September term.  Thurston county's board of equalization reduces realty assessments 20 per  cent., except railroad property, oyster  lands, niul town lots assessed tit less  than $20.  lt Is estimated that during the Inst  two weeks the Port Angeles llsherinen  have shipped to up Sound and liritish  Columbia points upwards of 50,000 sliver salmon.  A number of West Side ranchers  hnve chipped In and are now surveying  the headwaters ot the Mennstash, with  a view to ascertaining the feasibility  or storing the waters by the reservoir  system. \.  Two Chinamen in the history of  Spokane have parted with their queues.  One about 10 years ago made up his  mind to become a genuine'American  citizen and parted with an important  ���part of the Chinese life. The second  one last week did the same by being  driven by taunts of being a Boxer.  President McKinley, by proclamation has opened for settlement 1,500,000  acres of rich farming land in the North  .Half of the' Colvllle reservation. This  reservation lies in the northeastern  part of the state; 50 miles northwest  of Spokane; 150 miles northeast of  Olympia, and 100 miles east and north  ���of Seattle. It borders on the Canadian  boundary, and is 30 miles from Greenwood, B. C. '.-'...  Some weeks ago the executive committee of the Winnipeg Typographical  union waited on the Provincial Secretary of [Manitoba, to complain lhat portions of the government printing were  going? to offices;!that . were' non-union,  and which did' not employ capable  journey-men," or pay the scale. Word  has. been received from the Queen's  printer that the department has written to all the firms to see the ofllcers  of.the union and secure cnflorsatlon of  their respective establishments as complying'wilh the requirements of the  union.���The Voice.  When you want to hire n flrst-class  horse and buggy, go to the Palace  livery stables.  Telephone 125.  SUBSCRIBE     FOR'    TUB     INDEPENDENT,  $1.25 A Y-EAf*.  We are informed that because some  workmen walked in the big procession  on Labor Dqy that they have been  dismissed from their situations. This  is particularly directed to the shingle-  weaving industry. The shingle-making business needs a thorough investigation and clearing up by the public.  We are acquainted with the trade in  shingles as well as fish, and purpose  THE HA'ND THAT HOLDS THE rBN-  .-"-,.'. cn_.   ';���  Wc  have Yead   ol'   mighty   powers  Thait arc.'.felt  for right or wrong;  And had them kept .before us ���'���. / .  ln   poems,   prose  and  song.  ���There's' the hand that rocks the cradle,  And  the hand  that writes the dun;.  .;'..,  There's the mnn before tin; public     '  And -the man behind the gun;  There's tlie. boy limit minds his inoliher,  And   the  Jack   that- lakes   the   pot;  While the hand that wields the slipper '/;  Seldom   fails   to   reach / the / spot.   ?  Strong1 and "-potent arc the, forces  That  against   lives  are   hurled,  But the hand  that holds Ihe pencil ._..-.'/.'.'  . Is. the hniitl   that'prods'the world.  For this world of men and women  ��� Often needs a friendly jog;.  There are some who.dure not claim their  own,  - While others play the hog. ���-.-���������  There are some'who get so goody good  They never crack a smile,  While their neislilbors vent their feelings  In an overflow of bile.?  ..There are strong mho crowd the wenke.r  There are weak who flout, the strong,  And a timely/note of warning  Helps the world tb wag along.  :"'.  Human nature needs a prompter,       ��� /  ���A s-the-cirriIn_Yvn.'irs-:i rr___w.h i rU'd.:���i���.-_  And  the hand   that holds the pencil   .  Is the hand that prods the world.  Corporations' get too frisky,  Just lo show they're in  the swim,  Or  some  ern/.y  politician  Thinks tlie world was made for him.  Sharpen up Ibe (rusty 'Poller,'  Get it focused true and fine:  Let tlie dose hewliiil  is needed,  From a column lo a line.  If you want  lo prick a bladder,   ,  There Is nuMiliig in the land  I.Ike a niei'lv pointed pencil  Guided  by  n   steady   hand.  Tlie wicked deal less darkly,  Fewer crooked paths are trod,  As they see Ihe lifted pencil,  And In fancy  feel  Its prod.  Pencil pushes of the nation.  ln whose hand  the weapon lies.  Ponder well  tlie aim and object  Ere  the. pointed  arrow  files.  Dealing, wently with  the  erring-  Still, denouncing all the wrong-  Ever just. In condemnation  And In virtue ever strong.  Let your  shafts be��keen. yet kindly.  Never- venom-tipped nor vile.  Seeking where a (eardrop trembles,  To replace It wllh a smile.  And  while o'er our smiling planet  Heaven's azure is unfurled,  Let the hand tlint iholds the pencil  Be    the hand that helps the world.  -CONNOR.!   ?  THE BEST^>  Skilled Labor  To Dispense  ...PRESCRIPTIONS...  Everything, sold nt rettsomible  . prices nnd guiirantccd.. ;  Y       Tho Up-to-date Druggist,:  Corner Soymour and Hastings  Streets, Vancouver.;  L^>  Want  A Gent's Good Linen Handkerchief  Wc Have Them  At Less l'riee fur the Hitmu Grado.  Elsewhere  from .10, 15, 20,  25 to 35c Each  Wo also Carry n Uifgc Assortment  ol Gents'  UMBRELLAS  from $fl, $2.25,  $l.?5'to$5  170 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  A.-ML TYSON,  WHOMISAI.K AMD RETAIL DEALKll IN  Fish, Game, Fruit,  and  vegetables.  112 Cokdova St.  'Phone 442  Comes on so gradually you scarcely notice lt. It's Pall now and Pall styles are,-,  ripe.   New  Pall  Goods  have  crowded  In  and pushed the thlnned-out Slimmer stuff  out of sight. We're head over heels In F_t%  Shirts,   New   Hosiery,   New   Neckwear?*  -I  business now. New Suits, New Hats, New  New Collars,  Men's Clothing     --  Men's tweed and serge suits, $G to ?1?.5<X  Men's black worsted suits, ?7.G0 to $15.  Men's waterproof coats, $2 to $1S.  Men's overcoats and  ulsters,  $.50 to JIK.  Men's trousers, fl to $4 a pair. ,  Men's smocks   nnd   overalls,   40c   lo   73c  each.  Men's  pon-Jackets, S3.8S  to ?7.50 each.  Men's odd   vests,  75c  to   $2,50  eaeh.  Men's white  coats,   75c  to ?f 1.50  each.  Men's aprons, 25c each.  Men's MhIs and Caps ,*3g  Men's soft'hats, Stetson's make, ?ff.  Men's fiir felt, stiff nnd Fedora hats, $t  to $2.50.  Men's .soft felt hats, 75e each.   .  Men's hook-down caps, 20c to 75c each.?  Men's blue cloth peak caps, 25 to 50c  Men's Klondike caps, 75c to $3.  Men's Furntsnint;8  Men's' woollen underwear, 40c to ?2 suit.  Men's silk and .wool underwear, $3 eacht  Men's  fleece-lined   undearwear,  50c  to $1  each". -'',''  Men's Cardigan jackets, 75e to (I each.  Men's flannelette shirts, 25c to 75c each.  Men's flannel shirts, 75c to -J3 each.  Men's Oxford shirts, 50c to 75c.  Men's unlniindered shirts, 50c.  Men's laundered shirts, 75c to $1.25 each.  Men's cambric shirts, 75c to $1.25 each.  "C'ctton or flannelette night shirts 5flc t��  ?1.50. ������:.;-  '"' '.-' ���'������   ���"   >  Men's-suspenders, 15c to $1 a.pair.  Mcn"s collars, 10c to 20c each.  Men's cuffs, 20c  to SOo pair.  Men's silk and satin neckwear, 15c to TEc,  each.  Men's bath robes, $3.50 each.  Men's heavy sox, 10c to 25c a pair.  Men's bicycle hose, 50c to $1 a pair.  E tt. 11  HO Cordova St.  Cigar and  46 CORDOVA STREET.  AVe make a specialty of Union-made Cigars and  Tobaccos, consequently we always give good satisfaction.   Your patronage solicited.  Union Men,  Remembcr^^  That you-, get the very best CIGARS  in the market, besides encouraging  Union Labor, home industry, -when  you smoke KURTZ'S OWN, KURTZ'S  PIONEERS, or SPANISH BLOSSOMS  Cigars. Ask for thorn and see that  you get them, made In  KURTZ & CO.'$  PIONEER CIGAR FACTORY,  488 Cordova Street, Vancouver, By C  Tel. 863.  Union Labor Only.  The  finest line of. Sl'l'CTACr.KS and  EYKtll.ASSe,-! in British Columbia, "nil .  you will Iiml llie itrie.es right. - Our doctor of optics examines eyes free. Y  lit* CORDOVA SrilEKT.  , MAKKS A SPBCIAITY OF .  o    news special Liqueur,  -LARUE STOCK OF���  l.MI'Olfl'El) AXI) DOMESTIC  Cigars  Quann Buoy.,    -   -     Props.  COUNEU COKDOVA AND CAKHALI..  Arlington Hotel  Cordova St. West.  lletiiliiiiurtersfor lliu engineering trinlo  lu Viiueuuver.  CHOICEST^���^^  Liquors and Cigars  Kirnl-ulass rooms from WJ tionlB np.  ROBT. HIJNTLY,  PROP  CITY f UEL CO.  tSow im'imrc*I to furnish nil kinds ol,  Dry Stovewood, Coal and  Coke .Sagged.  HAKK1S STKEET WHARF.': TEL. 095.  ILL KINDnODA FOUNTDIN DRH  lee Oreuni, Ci.U. Chocolates, Cukes and  XONKKCTIONERY  MONTREAL BAKERY ^^muT  THERE IS  brFire^d^Injury "to  Health when you use  the  Electric  The price is now  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used. . Apply at Office of  LTD.  Cor. Cm-all and Hastings  Streets.  FOHJ.  E.  (SUCCKSSOr. TO I'AOK voKsraiti) BROS.)  G05 Hastings St.  AV.  Hardie &-Thompse!i.  Murine aud General '.���=.  Consulting Mechanic'il Engineers  5M Coiidova St. \V,, Vancctvkii, B. C. Tw.. 767  l'ntcntees und ilosigncrn of tlio Harriie-  Thotn}i��.on wtiler lulie boiler, new hleh  hjiee-l reversing cujrlnes, nnd siieeinl  inaehincry in light geetfnuis for milieu.  I'l-.OI'KI.I.KIIS D__.IGNI.Il.    EXOISia INDICATKI) ANT  AIUUSTI.il.  SoloacetitK in II. C. nnd N. \V. Territorlon for;  the United Flexible Mctiilliu Tubing Co., Ltd. ,  1/ondon, Eni...  COIl. RKVMOtllt ANII COI1IH1VA STH.  (neiirC. 1'. It.Sttitlon.)  Fine old Kiik1I.1i Ale. Stoul nnil Beer;     ^ I  in"ilold Sfotcii aud Irit.li whixky; do*  inrsitti nnd  imported   CigarF.   l_Very-  thliiR up to the littndlc. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 1900  THE INDEPENDENT  DRIFTWOOD.  Lost, strayed or stolen���-Hobson and  Dreyfus.  A HANSOM AMATEUR.  By S. R. Crockett.  No woman wants .to lend her new  ���wash tub and boiler.'eo don't ask her.  Now comes .the worst part of the year;  We must quit the cold vanilla,  And wonder where we'll get the "inon,"  To buy the warm chinchilla,  The girl that polishes up the cook  stove until It shines like "dud's dinner  pail," will make a. good wife for any  man.  Ambrose JJIeree, of the San Francisco Examiner, iri one of the most  brilliant, keenest, sarcastic, and fearless writers in the world.  It Is tough on a man when lie steps  on a piece of banana peel, falls, and  is arrested by u policeman for giving  a street'performance'and causing an  . obstruction.  A "woman ln Vancouver, B. C* who  . advertised for a girl "to do light  housework" received a. letter from un  applicant, who. said her health needed  sea air, and asked If the lady'would  kindly inform her where the "lighthouse" was situated.  A woman is like one ofotlie big  trusts. The instant,, she acquires a  ���controlling Interest in you she becomes  ���a regular ring master. She will make  _you jump through, lie; down, rollover,  walk lame and play de^d. And don't  thlnkfor a minute that you won't do  .it either. Y.  you  .."Where is the'wheel she rode last year;  CHer bloomers, where are they'.'  Why ,1s she  never seen upon -  The bicycle path's to-day?.?  ,y-  YThe lover whom she rode with then  .Did not-lay down his life .  Upon the'field of battle, but  ?He took that maid to wife;  "Her tyres are now* all ?flattened out,  .Her, bloomers^hung away��� ??.     ���    Y  -.'Beside a baby's crib 'she sings '���'".������/;������  .Sweet lullabies' to-d-ay.        Y,   '���������������-  ���-������'���''   Now. that- fall is:here, we are.con-  -fronted   with .'a ..new .chapter.! The  ���stingy man,   who,  through   the -warm'  -spell last 'slimmer broughtus, ice- Is at  this .writing? shoveling  coal' intoYthe  cellar window.   He said :the.boss ask-  ?ed him when he started with my coal  Yliow much he intended to give me for  '.a  ton, and told: him, that   -he    must  thrdw'off a. little of it.   The.driver told  him I iliad ordered two tons, and he  isaid,-."Oh, well, 'bo:on.with"It.'.',.Verily  this life Is one of falsehood and decep-  ' tion.-  The ice cream soda sign Is laid  ! upon   the  top,(shelf,?: It '.worked.,hard  :Jusi  summer  and !needs ?d'.- rostY The'  cough drops "haye?;the place of honor  -oh .the show! case.'" The duckskirt Is  !'Iaid!a\vay in  tlie bottom drawer and  yourbest clgare go to protect.it;-  A tew  ��� choice,: bargains; in : light-weight .suits  remain uncalled for. !This is indeed a  !:strange' world' in - which -we live. '.And  .yet every dog has his day." ������/.-.  .���]'���   ��� /Mr..'���'��� Silas������'. Plow;  scrariibled-ifeebly  -down out of his: wagon?and- tottered  :.?into his kitchen,/wherehe sank  into  a.chair by theYilrepI-ace,and:burled-hls  .' face in his hands. -He should have put  '��sup his horses and >gone cheerily' rind  ;  briskly, about 'his evening -milking, and  therefore his  wife    wus    considerable  ialarmed. Yy-yY!?-!.?':   yY ���'"��� Y"yY'Y:Y-'-  '���':_./: ��� "\yhy, isile!",- she.   cried.  : "wliatever  "has gone!Wrong'wltli you?"      ���'  Y .'"I'vejgot ithe'corisurriptlon,,.- got. it  .very bad,", replied-Jlr. Plow,? coughing  ��� tentatively!! ��� '~r:"   ���'���''������'. ??Y ':"??.,;?'   .--  ,, Y:"And you "weighing two hundred and  ;**fprty pounds, and never sick ri day in  .;  your, life,,! Nonsense?" sniffed- his wife,  r. incredulously.' Y ".,"??���  ���:*!"I; have! ..too.; ?Wust case ������ he   ever  ;. iseed/Vretorted,the,stricken one, brist-;  ling?,up.'Y. '?!"'"'-' :'?!?;'"!? ".'.'��� '*..������''.'" '?"...'������'���  .: ?"\viio.told you that llsh story?Ypld  Doctor Squills?"; demanded Jim Plow,  ..' .mentioning the family -. physlclanY:  ",-��� "No-! Xo!. .old   fogey   like  him,"this  ���contemptuously. ...'���' Y'~? ���', ��� '  : Y;.-.v\y'ho-then T"-!;*;"';^';.''?.'���:.:-,'���. ri-{���'.'"  -������}���':"���'.'.'A!* furrin.' doctor: I?!met* in -town to-day, ah' its lucky fer me I did."  .''-. "Huh! much he knew about you."  "-. "Well!  ?he   -knew? 'nough;to'��� reach  : 'right' down: inter .the grave, an' .pull  me out," explained Mr. Plow, warming  to his defence. "He's made 'consumption a specialty of 'his'ri,. an' studied  on it in a lot of furrih parts like Sjd-  dleberg:'I think thet's what he said,  lanY_lJ!arjs.__aivY?Burlap _,jh__._Ber]_ln,_^oii  ���somethln' like that, an' heaps of furrin towns. He picked'me right outer  the crowd the minute I druv up, an'  sez, sez he, 'Now, her's a man With  the seal of death jest sticken' straight  out on his forred to me professional  eye,'  sez he.    But he goes on nn' sez  'I.needn't be at all afraid 'cause he was  er-goin' round <is a benefactor of suf-  ferln' humanity on account of his sympathy  with  the  victims of. the dread  disease  of  consumption,   an'  a dozen  "bottles ot his Infallible remedy >vould  ���certainly save me from  n. prcmutoor  Immortality, at the rodlkllous sum. of  t-.n  dollars,  which  he  was obliged ' to  charge on neeount of his havln' devoted  llie hull'of'his private fortune to  ���il  hospital  fer the  pauperised,  which  he didn't believe 1 wus or he'd n given  me  a  ticket  ndinlttln'  ine  free.    An'  Ithere ain't no doubt It was true, 'cause  he wus wenrln' a broadcloth overcoat  all'trimmed-, with fur. an' a shiny silk  hat, nn' a pair of real gold glasses, no  "he wasn't In no need   of   money fer  himself. v An' say, Marlet, you'd better  bring them bottles In outer the wagon  'cause I guess I'd better: start on 'em  at once. LUE "VERNON.  Indoors, miu in a mu ngnt, and he was  struck by their raco and the easy manner in which they did the honors of  their simple home. Neither of them was  exactly pretty. Geraldlne was a slim,  graoeful girl, with large, dear eyes, a  bright manner, nnd a ready turn of  sneenhi 6ho was dressed In the high-art  style, nnd looked like a picture. Olivia  was the tallest of the three; she had n  certain commanding air that went well  with her impetuous speech and noble  staturo: her eyes wero bright; her face  sparkled with intellect, and there was u  singular charm In her manner which the  cabinan was unable to resist. Maisie was  smaller, younger and less intellectual  than her sisters, while in her lips the  sweet voice common to ull three becumo  superlatively sweet.  Ho nit on the extreme edge of a chair  as near the door as possiblo, and deliberately got into difficulties with his hat in  a sufficiently comlo manner, which  evoked no smile from tho bright lips of  the sisters, although their eyes were not  unoxprossive of mirth. Gcraldine, how-  over, suggested a plnco of roposo for tho  hat upon a chair; ho felt that her manner in doing so would huve put tho  clumslost real cabman at his ease in a  moment.  "You will havo some tea, won't you,  Forster?" Geraldlne asked, pouring out  the perfumed^drink. Greek Is dreadfully  dry to begin upon, whatever my sister  may say, especially when ono is grown  up. Huve you a father? And is ho u cabman, too? Perhaps ho is old, und  support him, or help to do so?"  "Wo want to hear all about your  people," added Olivia, with hor usual  earnestness, "and then we will, tell you  all about ourselves."  Then Mark floundored, and told only  half truths. His father was a gamo-  keeper. Wasn't that near to tho facts?  and his sistor kept cows. Hadn't sho a  fancy dairy and n pet cow? And his  brother? He was a preacher.  '.'Do have some more cuko. It does one  good to see an honest workingman eat,"  said Olivia. "Wo are sorry nod to bo  able to keep you in countonnnco; but,  you see our work is sedentary. ��� and, after  all, we nro only women."  Forrester had no liking for cake, but  he bolted several pieces.  "And now about ourselves. Wo shall  consider your relatives as our friends "  said Geraldlne. "_Sow, I am a painter. I  make my living chiefly by dosigns. My  sisters cull mo ri designing woman.  These cups and saucers nro my work.  Maise's calling, you know."  "And I," said Olivia, with tho frank  smile that was rapidly turning her  guest's ' head, "aruas yet little better  than a drone. I inn studying for a London university degree, and bringing a  llttlo grist, to the mill in tho meantime  by giving lessons and writing."  "Oh, Lord!" exolninied the cabman,  "to think now of line-bred ladies doing  that. Kxcuse mo, Miss, but yoti 'wasn't  brought up to work. A cabman soes a  good ninny ladies, and gets to know the  real grit." ,    ���    ���  Tho sisters looked?at citoh other,1 and  burst.into a merry, laugh. j  "Don't betray us, Forster," cried |  Olivia; yi know you would find ns out.  But will you proniisp on your honor, as  a���a tnio man���to keep our. secret? Well,  then, thi fun of it in, that wo need not  cam our living at all.: We each havo a  tiny fortuno of our own." though far too  small for the station in which wo wero  born. '. We havo run away from our  friends ia order to.lerid a rational life."  "Wo hated idleness,... said Maisie.  "Wo hated conventionality," added  Geraldlne. :  "And wo huted i shams," continued  Olivia, with a. Hushing cheek. "Our  parents are dead, Forster, and we ran  away from our brother and tho trustees  of our property, who? wished to dictate  our way'of life to us. So wo just wrote a  uoto saying that wo wore off to Berlin  under assumed names to teach Knglish,  and that they need trouble tlioinsolves no  more about us. \Vo did go to Berlin, but  soon enmo back, convinced that London  Is tho only plnco big enough to hido ln���  nnd hero wo are. Our naiuo is Do Wyn-  ter, spelt with a y, and our brottior is  Lord Northwynd. Our father wns a  Baron, so wo put honorable before our  names. Norchwynd tried to force Geraldlne into a marriage, and ho entered  into: negotiations with a certain Lord  (Jrandvonoiir���a niuch'greator Lord than  my brother, Ifor-ster���to marry me���me,  indeed!���to a .son'of his, tho Hon.���what  was his nnine, Gerry?���something Forrester. That is our story. Forster."  "Thank'ee, Miss. I won't let It out,  I'm game. I suppose this hero Forrester  wasn't much in tlio way'of a husband?"  "Ho was not, Forster. But that was  not the point. It was the Indignity of  being offered to him, nnd the dcepor in  dignity.of being told to accept his advances. Ho was coining to stay nt North-  court when wo fled."  ''Seems to;me..it was . rough  lierSLord's son  _on  observed Murk,  this  who  Mr. C. N. "Davidson left on an expended business trip for the" east on  Monday. He-will visit Toronto, Montreal, New York, Boston and Chicago.  TI_ook out :for "novelties in jewellery  when C. N. returns.  now distinctly rccnllod the invitation to  Northcourt, and Lord Grandvenotir's  mystic iliseourso upon the duties of  matrimony and tho charms of Olivia Do  Wyntur,  "Xot in tho least. Ho .was better without a wife.. A poor creature, Forster,  with no profession, no duties, ever so  much money, and devoted solely to h|s  own amusement:." ,  "Wli.it could tho poor chap have dono,  Miss. I olleii pity them rich Lords' sons,  brought, up with nothing to do and their  victuals found."  "Nothing to do! Why, .Forster, half  the best work in Kugland is done by rich  men for nothing. Hut wo have drilled  too long. Now for Greek. Geraldlne is  going to evensong, and Mais'u has her  book. I hope you won't bo discouraged  by tho queer forms of Greek letters. Ono  soon gets used to them."  Now, If thero over was ono thing Mark  prided himself about, lt was his knowledge of Greok, and so, when,tho lesson  was over, Olivia said, smiling: "I never  had such a pupil before. How I long to  introduce you to Homer and Aeschylnsl  You may perhaps'have heard of Helen  and Troy, and, the wanderings of  Ulysses?"  "I've been taking the liberty of thinking about that- there brother of yours,  Miss," replied Murk, evading this question as dangerous. "Now, If I had the  eharge of three young women under age,  and they sloped, I should do in Queer |  street sisters or not."  ������My near jcorswr, we are d.i over  age," laughed Olivia, "and why should  wo be in anybody's charge? Besides," she  added with- a bitterness that recalled certain eDlsndes in Northwvnd's aimr tn  ner listener, **wo nave no vines vo repress���wo neither drink, bet, nor spend  what we don't possess."  "Livy and I aro twins, "said Qoraldine,  who had now come in from service. "We  aro twenty-four. Maisie is twenty-two.  Don't you think we aro old enough to  refuse to marry unless we please. Ah,  Forster, how littlo you know of the miseries of the upper classes I In your fortunate circles a man looks  to  a wife as  to a prize. But these men of rank and  fortuno walk into a crowded drawing-  room liko Sultans, and know that! they  can plok where they liko."  When ho had gonej Olivia throw hor  arms round Goraldlue's neck ami kissed  her. "Only think," sho oxolaimod, with  rupture, "we havo a real livo cabman, a  niero son of tho people, for our friend."  "It's delicious,' added Maisie, "and so  comfortable We can be as friendly as  over wo liko because no one could possibly fall in lovo with a cabman."  '"And tho cabman?" asked Geraldino  with a ponsivo air.  "Oh, my dear!" laughed the Radical  and Socialist Olivia, with a look that  betrayed all the blue blood of all tho  proud Do Wynters, "he would never dare  aspire to that height. Besides, wo have  the advantage of not being pretty."  Tho amateur cabman rushed home,  tore off his disguise, and puffed, fiercely  at a cigar to assist his meditations. Ho  felt that ho loved Olivia.  He had some thoughts of taking Lady  Jane into his confidence, but unfortunately Lady Jane, though one of the  sweetest of human beings, had never yet  thought for herself. She would certainly  condornn the rebellious Do Wynters.  Meanwhile, tho cub driving and .Greek  lessons went merrily on. Like most persons afflicted with love, his principal  solace was to aggravate his malady, and  ho took a melancholy satisfaction in feeling much worso overy Sunday.  Now, it so happened that "Lady  M'Whymper was a distant kinswoman of  Mr. Forrester's, nnd sho frequently le-  proaohed him for visiting hor so rarely,  and had givon him a general invitation  to dine with her on any night. Therefore, ono day ho sent a note to say that  ho would dino with her, if quite con-  'venient, and requested her to telegraph  to his club in case his presence should bo  superfluous.  By the strangest of all circumstances  Olivia had promised to dino with Lady  M'Whymper that same evening. Forrester was a littlo late.  "And now, dear couslnj" said Olivia  with Her little, imperial air as she sank  upon an ottoman by the old lady's side.  "I must toll you nil about our cabman.  Ho is the most charming creature in tho  world, intelligent, but with a mind  which is yot virgin soil, and I am teaching him��� Oh dear!"  ? Lady M'Whymper had listened but indifferently; !when In came Mark. The old  woman introduced Olivia by her proper  name. "But surely, Livy, you remember  Murk Forrester?", sho added, by way of  making things plcasanter. "You must  havo mot at Northcourt. Or was it Lord  Woodman? Northwynd and he were at  Oxford together."  Olivia stood at  her   full height, looking like a, princess in her  blaok  velvet,  diamonds, and rich old lace; her.nostrils  quivered,   and  thoro   was   a  dangerous  flash in her eye.     Having  first leveled d  direct, steady  and indignant  glance of  three seconds' duration at the  unfortunate Mark, sho made  him a ceremonious  salutation, and thon   turned and walked  up to a table, whero   she   began examining some prints. The whole thing seemed  to flash through hor mind   at  once���her  cousin's treachery, the plot concocted between Xorthwynd and Forrester, carried  on   for  weeks, and  now   brought to a  crisis   in   tho   house   of   tho   traitress.  Though- It was at least five seconds   before she recognizoed   her pot  cabman���  with his clumsy  gestures,, bad   English,  and. pomatumed   hair  plastered   down  over his forehead���in   the gcntloman bo-  foro her, severely spotless arid neat, with  sable coat  and  snowy shirt, with short,  crisp, waved hair/innocent of grease and  nlcoly. pointed '��� moustache, "with feet in  slim, shining boots, so different from the  clumsy high-lows in which he was wont  to stump heavily up the   stairs   ut Normandy Villa, tlio eyes, tho square  brow,  and, above   all, tho voice, wero   unmistakable.  Tho hostess attributed theso tokens of  indignation on Olivia's part to her anger  at meeting a guest, but Mark's nppuronfc  dismay sho was quite unable to -account  for.  Tho dinner was not a success. Dinners  of threo seldom arc.  When the dreary festivity came to an  end, and tho .'-unfortunate Mark found  himself alone with his reflections, Olivia,  after some minutes' indignant silence,  charged her hostess with hor treachery,  to tho amazement of the innocent old  lady, who was 'completely, bowildered by  her young friends reference to cabmen  with matrimonial designs, and who  stoutly maintained that sho_had_qnito  forgotten ~tho   proposed   alliance    with  INDUSTRIAL HEWS.  The bootblacks of Portland,  have organized.  Oregon.  The Moyie Miners'  membership of 135.  union now has a  Houses suitable for housekeeping arc  in demand at Trail.  "Andrew XV. Allen has been appointed city clerk of Kaslo.  Belgium Socialists,,have elected  another member to parliament.  The socialistic movement In Texas  continues to go forward. There are  seven speakers at the command of the  S. D. P.  Municipal elections In Lipnlk, Austria, socialists won complete victory  though all the old parties united  against: them.  Unless the big wood-workers' strike  on the'Pacillc coast is speedily settled,  the building trades threaten. to take a  hand in the affair.  The banana trust, according to the  Minneapolis Journal, destroyed 101 carloads of bananas near St. Louis so as  "to maintain the price." P ��� ���  ,  The Greenwood city rbarber shops will  In future close at 11.30 Saturday  nights in compliance with the conditions of the Sunday closing 'by-law.  19  your fcrof it  ���Don't .be misled by alluring ADS** but go to  the old reliable Shoe Store for the Best and Latest styles in Canadian and American Footwear.  We carry:  JOHNSTON & MUIIPHY'S, Newark, N. J.  A.  M.  PACKARD'S, Brockton, Mass.  RICHARDS & BREMAN, Bundolph, Mass.  J. & T. BBf_L'S, Montreal.  AMES,   I-IOLDBN* & . CO., Montreal.  J. D. KING'S, Toronto.  JOHN M'PHERSON'S, ^Hamilton.  AND MANT OTHER MAKES.  Call and inspect our goods before purchasing elsewhere.  18 Cordova  "We are informed front New York  that the striking cigarmakers have rejected the offers*of tlie bosses for a settlement and the contest is being fought  -as stubbornly asat the. beginning..; '���'.*  Chicago carpenters,, by an overwhelming majority, voted to stand by  the Building Trades council to the bitter end, and the Chicago dallies are  groaning again as a, result.  The textile workers.of the South are  being organized and.the employers are  making every: effort to oppose the  move. As a result a large number of  strikes are being w-aged.. ~"?  Union men snioko the Earl of Minto Cigar.  Why? Bccaui-e it is Union Made.  e<a-  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wl-ioleeuile AgentH  -t>9  VANCOUVER, VICTORIA, NELSON, 13. C  The various national organizations,  as .well as the A. F. "oi---L.,"' continue to  report a steady and sure growth both  in membership and financial strength  and many big strikes in different sections of the country.  ���"..The Government'of Norway ha.4 decided to introduce! the eight-hour day  in all'public Institutions. It'was hoped to. influence the general elections  which are now taking place. ,.Y  , tli., Lit.  Ylnl'ormation? is?wanted as .... to. the  wherea'bouts!of?i"Kid" Allen,;who left  Victor, Colorado, "about 1S95- He can  learn"something to, his. advantage by:  notifying. Jl!?H. Kane, Greenwood,; B.  C. .Republic, Chesaw aiid. Bolster  papers, please copy.:        ;Y    -.������.'.'  Mijers' Hoose and Dec|j Well  FARM    IMPLEMENTS.  E. O. Prior & Co.  (LIMITED.)  Hastings  Street.  ' ! The!New York Tribune publishes'a  list o[.:4,097..millionaire.s with over ten  billions of:wealth in 1S9G. The Zanes-,  .vjlle Labor .Journal estimates, that  these, plutes own "not .less than ?12,-  000,000,000,: or. one-sixth ot'n-the total  wealth of the nation.  The Amalgamated Society ;of Engineers, including blacksmiths, patternmakers, machinists, etc., reports.having $1,750,000.on :hand,with a mem-,  bership of .'over ���'86,000... Isaac Cowen,  the American organizer, states that the  "nials" -are experiencing ii slow and  solid growth, that cannot be shaken'by  any  strike  or. lockout..  and at the same time could adequately 'and: fairly, represent ? that city in  the House of Commons.;? The election  was won, and the electorate'of .the  Prairie city ?are.inow asked to? fairly  judge as to whether' or, not? the claim  made has been met.  : Mr. D.'-.D. -Rogers, Patron niember for  Proritenac'Ont., to oppose whom both  parties have nominated a candidate,  says that.he is going , to.': stay in. the  contest because .he bellevesYhe ..farm-'  eis want, him to. As.it is a farming  community this is a very good reason.  It is the farmens'-friend politicians  that are dissatisfied.. .  Mark Forrester. Mark, instead of seizin,.,  as his hostess devoutly hoped ho would,  this opportunity for vanishing, reappeared  iu the drawing room.  It was an unlucky moment, for Olivia's indignation was thon ut its hottest,  and she was socking some object upon  which to pour out tlie vials of her wrath.  "Cousin,' she exolainied, with a wave of  her hand in the culprit's direction, "lic-  wuro "of that man! Ho Is a falsehood I He  is a cabman I Ha creeps into 'people's  houses on false pretenses! Ho gets people  to tonch him Ureok. Does ho look as if  he needed to learn Urcukr His father Is  a retired gamekeeper, and keeps a few  pigs and poultry on u little bit of land  of his own. His brother Onrgo is a  gamekeeper. His brother Dun is a Methodist pr.enelier. Ills sister June milks the  cows. Does lie look like a milkmaid's  brother and u retired, gamekeeper's mint  Does .he look as If ho earned his living  by cab driving!"'  Thin Olivia vanished through the  doorway, which she had been gradually  approaching during the speech, and, before her insnutyed audience could recover  from tho first shock of this donunolation,  had caused a cab to be called, and had  driven home to full into Qernldlno's  arms, burst into tears, and exclaim:  "Oh, Geraldlne, wo are undonoI Trloked,  deceived and mocked by that miserable  cabman, who is one of Northwynd's own  tenia I" ?  ���  At the core making and snap molding shops in Pittsburg, ' women and  girls are employed almost exclusively  receiving" __and_$.'i_por_week_for_work  that men were paid from $14 to $16  for. This cheaper labor power, is  much preferred because the spirit of  resistance Is lacking, and the masters  enn exploit to their heart's content.  Hon. Hugh John Macdonald, premier of Manitoba.,has accepted nomination - in the constituency of Brandon.  Mr. Macdonald was ?for ashort time  Minister of the Interior, and less than  a year ago led the forces that gained  a majority?of 6eats at the provincial  elections. If; the: Conservative party  believe that the present. Minister of  the Interior does, hot. represent the sentiment of, Manitoba in .the Dominion  cabinet, and if that''party and its candidate havejsome new and better policy to promulgate, they have, taken  the .proper means of, bringing it.before  the people. 'Come along with- your, policy and let us see.what it means, says  the Voice.,  IH liHMB.  During the present season about a  dozen strikes have taken place In Dayton, O., which Is one of the best organized towns In the country, over 12,000  workers being adulated with the central body. Nn less than'3,000 of these  workers havo been Injuncllnncd by the  courts nnd the iaborltes are beginning  to regard restraining orders as a mere  farce.  (To be continued.)  The quarterly report'nf. tho Anuilgn-  111:1 toil Society of Carpenters and .loin-  ers shown the cash balance held by  the various branches to be $000,120,  while the property owned by the society Is valued at $:t.r>.000. The members admitU'd during the quarter numbered 2,200, making n total membership of 6:t,':'.l. Thomas Harrow, of Buffalo, was elected delegate to the general convention, which will be held In  Manchester, Knglnnd, June, 1901.  The Independent labor party of Winnipeg at the foyc-el-sctlon brought out  a candidate (Mr. Puttee), claiming that  labor was entitled to direct representation   iri  the    Dominion    parliament,  Away���*���  to the  mountains  ARB YOU taking a vacation? If so,  wo would like to send you some  literature about Banff Hot  Springs," "The Great fllncler off  the Selkirk..," and the magnificent  hotels there operated by the Canadian Paclllc Railway. Cheap Kjc-  cuiRlon Rates made from all Pacific Const .points.  OR. IF YOU are going East take your  Tickets by the "Imperial Limited"  and spend a day or two at our  mountain resorts. You will benefit  by it nnd enjoy it.  Apply  to any Canadian  Pacific- Railway Agent or to  From Their Nnnnimo,SonthfieUl and  Protection Ishiml Collieries,  Steam. ��8as  And  House Coal  Of the Following Grades:  Oonble Screened l_.ump.  Run of tlie Mine,  W'cmhei! Nut unci  Screening.*  SAMUEL Jf. ROII1XS, Superintendent.  EVAN'S, COLEMAN" A EVAN'S, Agents,   . -Viine(i:iver-City,-U.-G.   E.'J.OOYI.E,  A.O. V. A.  Vancouver, B. C.  JAMES SCI.ATKR,  Ticket Agent,  428 llHvtings St,  Vancouver, B. C.  U l VI  mm THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY....-SEPTEMBER 15, 1900  . _ The rate tor classified advertisements is  *one cent a word, but no ad. will be inserted for less than 25 cents.  Union Directory.  "VANCOUVKK TRADES    AND   l_AHOR  ��� Council, President, Jos. Dixon; vice-  pri^itlent,   J.   Morton;   si-croinry,     J.   C.  .'Marshall, V. O. ]_ox 35'J; financial see-  .retnry. F. Williams; treasurer. J. Pearey:  ���statistician, W". Davis; sergoanl-at-nrms,  ���J. Dodd. Parliamentary committee���Chair-  <man, Joilin Pearey; secretary. .1. Morton.  'Meeting���First and third Friday in each  , mcnlli, ut ".Si p. in., ln l.'nloii Hall, corner  3>unsmuir nnd Homer streets.  VANCOU'R TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION.  No. 22G. meets the last Sunday In each  month  at   Union   htill.   President,   E.   1..  .Woodruff; vice-president, J. C. Marshall;  .eecictary, J. F. Watkins; P. O. box OC;  treasurer,  "W".  Brand;    sergeiint-nt-arnis,  ��� Guss J. Dunn; executive committee���  Chairman,  J.   C.  Marshall;  Geo.  Wilby,  'C. S. Campbell, G. T. Dutton, W. Arm-  .etrorig. Delegates to the.Trades and Labor council. J. C. Marshall, Geo. Wilby, C.  ��� S. Campbell.  ������STKEKT   JtAll.WAV   JIK-N'S   UNION���  Meets  second  and  fourth Saturday    of  .'each month,  in  Sutherland   Hail, corner  ".Westminster avenue and Hastings street  at S p. in. President, Robert Brunt; vice-  ���president, H. Vanderwurke; secretary, H.  O. Thomas; treasurer, J. Jenkinsou; con-  '���ductor.  A.   Russell;  warden, G.   F.  Leu-  .festy;  sentinel,  John Paxman;  delegates  to Trades and Lfubor council: John Peary,  ���H. O. Thomas, Prince Perry, Jas. Barton,  Geo. Leul'esty. .--������'  A DIFFERENCE.  On the street work now in progress  at Victoria quite a difference exists in  the mutter of hours and wages of the  men who do pick and shovel work. The  men employed by tlle city receive $2  for nine hours. Those hired by the  street railway company are paid J2 for  10 houns' work. Tlie employees of the  gas works work 10 hours for $2.50. All  these different gangs nf men are working together, which te proof of the  need of organization.  Tlie civic omployecs of Vancouver  who do this class of work r��eeive $2 ;i  day. The hours arc nine for live days  nnd live hours on Saturday, making u  total of 50 hours n week. Tilt- street  rallwuy nien w:ho work on the track  mv jiiiKI $2:l'or|IO nouns.  3*KTA11, CM.MRKS' INTERNATIONAL  Pl-dhTlU't' Association. J_oi.:iJ No. 27)1.  I'nst preslilent, l.i. u. Kerl'ooi; jiresidcnt,  3*. A. Meawhor; first viee-'president, T.  A.. Pliillips; second vice-president, -Miss  Maggie Chirk; recording secretary,-W. .1.  On, No. 2022 Westminster avenue; financial secretory. N. J. White; treasurer,  ifolin Pi'iers: guardian, P. Parent; guide,  "Miss A. G. Verge; Trades nnd I.nlbor Council delegates, P. A. Meagher, John Peters,  nnd K. E."C. Johnson. .Meets every first  ami ihlrd Tuesduy' in Sutherland iliiill.  Westminster avenue.  im-ERNATIONAL BRICKLAYEUS  and Masons' Union, No. 1, of B.C.���President, Jas. Jolifrey; vice-president, Wm.  Barker; corresponding secretary, T. A.  Harmiui; financial secretary, Wm. T.aite:  tyler, Wm. Branign. Meets, every Monday  evening in Union hall.  ���t.'ARPIJ.VTE-RS AND CAPMvBRS.  Thi' ship carpenters und caulkers of  Vancouver and Westminster met Tuesday niglii  in  Lodge Mull.'on  Hastings  street,  Tor the purpose of forming an  association.   The attendance was good.  J.  Melunis  was electedtchairman  pro  teni., and made a short address, point-*  ing out  the object    ot    the    meeting.  James Tugg, president of the Viciforlu  association, read n" letter from tlie Victoria Association wishing tlle Vancouver 'meeting every success.   It was decided  that  on  and  after October 1st.  the rate of wages should be as follows:  $-1 per'dny on new work, $4.30 on old  work,   nine-hours, a day,  and  double  time Sunday and   statutory   holidays.  The election of oillcers resulted as follows: . President,   Cilffe  Angus;   vice-  president,  Geo.  Smith:    treasurer,   .F.  Mc.-Upine: secretary pro. tern..  F. 01c-,  Alpine.-  The committee on eonsitutlon  and  by-laws are S. Allen, XV. McKls-  sock,  Geo. Smith, XV; llcConnaek. M.  Martin... H. Allen.  VANCOUVER LABOR PARTY.  Constitution, Aims nnd Objects of the  Labor Party of Vancouver.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CAR'P-  : ENTERS and Joiners���Meets every second nnd fourth Thursday-in Union Hall,  room No. 3. President, Wm. F. McKcnssic,  4S7 Ninth avenue; vice-president, Hugh  Wilson: secretary, A. E. Coffin, 7M Nel-:  son Street; financial -secretary, W. Fal-  .ccner; treasurer, Geo. Walker; conductor,  Benj. Carrol; wurden; Jos Dixon; delegates to T. and L. council, Jos. Dixon,  KolH, Macpherson, H. Wilson. ".,.-'  THE PACIFIC COAST SHINGLE  WEAVERS' UNION meets every third  Sunday in each month at 3 p. m. In'Union' Hal!, cornet* Dunsmuir and Homer  street,-K, 3~.: NeiU-y, president; R. *E,'  -Kotve. secretary, box'757, New Westrillli-  eter.  Visiting brethren invited to attend,  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF  MACHINISTS���Beaver Lodge, No. 1S2-  Meets second and fourth Wednesday .in  each month in Union Hull. President, Will'  MacClnih: vice-president,, Thos. Littler:  corresponding secretary, Wm. Beers, 023  Richards street: financial secretary,* H.  MeVety, 1102 Seymour street.  JOURNEYMEN TAILORS'. UNION* OF  AMERICA, No. 17S���Meets: alternate,  Mondays in room" 1, Union Hall. Prosi-  flml. F. Williams; vice-president, Miss  Barker; recording secretary, H. Burrltt;  financial secretary, Miss McLennan; treasurer, E. Neilson; sergeant-at-arms, J.  Daoust.  VlCTORTiA     TRADES.   AND     LABOR  Council   meets  every alternate  Wednesday  al S  p.  in.. In.SlrAVilllani  Wallace  Yliall. President, W. M. Wilson; vice-prcsi-  ,'dc-nt, Jns.Tagg; corresponding secretary.  J.?D.  MeNiven,   P.  O. 'box 302,  Victoria;  recording  and   financial   secretary, *A.   S.  ."Emery;   Treasurer,     A.     May;  'sergeant-  .'jit-arms, T.'Masters. '.     "'  THE VANCOUVER LABOR PARTY,  meets every second and fourth Wednes-  ?day in each month in Union Hail. President. Geo. Wilby: first vice-president,  George Bartley: second vice-president, P.  Atkinson; recording secretary, John Morton; ...financial secretary., John Pearey;  treasurer, J. A'. Dihden; statisiiclan, Geo.  Huht.    ���;.-  Meetings.  F. O. E.���VANCOUVER AERIE NO. 0,  F. O. E., meets every Wednesday night,  and second Wednesday only of the months  of July, August and September. Visiting  members-welcome. H. XV. Findlcy, XV. P.  Province office; S. R. Robb, W. S.  World oflice.    ,  I. O. O. F., M. U.���LOYAL THINE FOR  EVER lodge, No. 7392, imeets every second and fourth Tuesday. Jn the'mon/th In  the hall, over Harvey's store, corner of  Hastings street and Westminster avenue, Vancouver; sojourning brethren cordially invited. F. Black, N. G.; R. W.  Partridge, secretary.  Real Estate.  RJ3AL ii&'i'ATE SNAPS.  _HOL*Si-i AND TWO LOTS ON FAIR-  VIEW, seven rooms, nice garden, fenced, sheds In rear; only $S50; easy terms; a  bargain worth looking up. T. Mathews,  417 Hastings Street.  HOUSE AND LOT ON BARNARD ST.-  iicvcn rooms.' in gooil repair; price *!K)0;  terms to arrange. T. Mathews, 417 Hastings Street.  TWO   LOTS ON  TRAM ������: LINE���Corner  Venal.les  ami   Park   Drive;   sl/.e  l-lxi:''1;  price $125 ench.-T. Mathews, 117 Hustings'.  FIVE   LOTS   ON   GRAND  VI li\\r-ONK  block from Tram.line; only ft�� per lot.  Tliese are snaps.  T. Matliews, -117 Hastings Street.  FIVE   ACRE    TRACT���ON    VICTORIA  load���About three miles from the City:  gond  soli;  easily cleared;  only SI00.     T.  Mathews, 417 Hastings Street.  LOT ON NELSON STRITET���Fine view of  English  Bay;  only  $725;   a  bargain.  T.  Mathews, 417 Hastings Street.   ���  To Let.  TO   LET-CLEAN.   WELL    FURNISHED rooms for light housekeeping, suites  of two, $5; and $S per month. Apply room  19, 220 Keefer Street.  Nam'.-���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  just share of the wealth it'produces  by such means as the obtaining representation from our own 'ranks'.iii.'the.  parliamentary and municipal bodies of  the country. -  ���'���    Qualification.for Membership.  Sec. 1. Any person may become a  member of this Party who is in sympathy with-oui- principles, and who is  willing?, to forswear*, allegiance to all  Other existing 'political parties; Provided: that three-fourths of the members of the Party shall be wage-earners; but this restriction shall not apply  to farmers.  .Sec. 2, All candidates for membership must be proposed and seconded by  members of the Party; and a two-  thirds vote of the members present at  any regular meeting shall be necessary  to admit an applicant. ���'-.:���������.  Obligation. '���"''.; '  i Sec. 3. The pledge! to which all .proposed "members of "the Labor- Party  must subscribe before being admitted  to the rights o�� .membership in the  Party shall read as follows:      .  I, a member of the Labor Party of  Winnipeg, do hereby pledge myself to  support by my influence 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 member Is charged'with'.neglect of duty,  misdemeanor, or for violating the principles of this Party, such charge shall  be presented in writing and referred  to a special committee of five members  to be elected by the Party, and which  shall investigate, the same impartially.  The committee shall report as soon  astpossible, iind if according to its  report the charges be sustained, such  olllcer or-member may be expelled by  a. majority vote ot the members present  at any regular meeting.  Officers.      '  Sec. 0. The officers of this Party  shall consist of a Presideiit,vlfirst and.  Second Vice-Presidents, Recording and  Corresponding Secretary and Financial  Secretary,- Treasurer and Statlscicl.tn,  all'of 'whom shall be nominated and  elected, With their consent only, at the  annual meeting in January in each  year. All oillcers of this Party shall  ibe__electediby=ballot,=and=musUreceivo-  a majority of all votes cast.'.- :*  Sec 7. On an officer absenting himself from three consecutive meetings  without reasonable excuse, his office  shall be declared vacant, and the Party  shall at once Tiroieed to "elect his successor. An officer so elected shall enter  upon his duties at once.  Sec. S. 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. 0. For the transaction of regular bus'luess of t'he Party, nine members shall constitute a quorum.  Sec. 10. Regular business meetings  shall be held at least once a month:  and an agitation meeting, consisting  of lectures and discussion on the political situation, at least once a month.  Duties  of 'Officers.  Sec. 11. The duties o'f the chulrmnn  shall be administrative only; he shall  possess no nominating or appointing  power on committees. All committees  shall be elec'te'd by'vote of the Party.  See. 12. The vice-president shall assist the president In the discharge of  his official duties, and fill his place in  case ot temporary absence. . .  .'"Sec. 18. The recording .and corresponding secretary shall keep  the ; correct minutes of enoh  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.  See. 14. The financial secretary shall  receive all monies paid into the Party,  and at the close of each meeting pay  the same to the treasurer, from whom  ho shall take a 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 his ledger the exact date and payment of dues. He shall keep the cash  book.  See. 15. The financial secretary shall  keep a book with the obllgution and  constitution inserted, and shall have  Inserted from time to time nil new  by-laws that are for the government  of this Party, the said book lo be signed by new* members with tlielr full  name, uddress and occupation after  the obligation hns been read to thorn  b.v tlie presiding officer.  See. 10. The financial secretary shall  keep an itemized account of ull receipts  and expenditures and have the same  entered in his ledger, lie shall make  a written report quarterly as to the  numerical and financial standing of  the party  for the preceding quarter.  ���Sec. 17. The treasurer shall receive  from the financial secretary all monies  collected and give a receipt for same;  he shall make no disbursements without''the sanction-of the Party, and only  upon an order signed by the president  and recording secretary.  See. IS. The treasurer shall make an  Itemized statement quarterly for the  preceding 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 Tarty  may require. His books shall he produced for inspection at the first regular meeting after any coinplrlnt has  been made and recognized.  See. ���ID. The treasurer shall file a  bond with the president of the Party  in siich amount as shall be fixed by  the Party, as security for funds and  the faithful performance ot his duties,  and he'shall-.not at any time be allowed 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  pertaining to reform government In  this and in foreign countries, and shall  present his report to the Party semiannually. ,i   "'.  Sec 21.���No officer of this party shall  appear on any public platform at any  meeting of any political party other  tha.n this unless so. delegated and authorized .by this Party,.  _ '-������     .Committees.  Sec. 22. There shall bo two standing  committees subordinate to the executive, viz., educational and organization.  . (a)' The educational committee shall  consist of five niembers in good standing; and their duty shall be to select  subjects for discussion and study,  supervise the literature issued by the  Party and prepare the programme for  each  meeting.  ���(b) .The organization committee shall  consist of one member for each ward,  and tlielr duty shall be to extend the  Party by agitation and distribution of  literature authorized by the Party.  : Sec. 22. No member, shall be appointed on a committee, unless present  at. the time of appointment, or consenting thereto. The first-named on  the committee shall be the ���convener  (thereof, but a committee when organized can appoint its own chairman and  secretary. '������''   ?  Auditors.  Sec. 24. The duties, of the auditors  shall be to make an annual audit'pf  the books and reports of the financial  secretary and treasurer, and make a  written report to their audit to the  Party. '  Amendments and Alterations.  ! 'Sec. 2o. Notice 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; and  such action shall not be taken except  at a regular meeting of the Party, and  withthe concurrence of a two-thirds  vote of the- members present.  . Parliamentary Hules.  Sec. 26. The rules of ���parliamentary  procedure shall govern this Party in  all cases to which they are applicable,  and in-which they are not inconsistent  with the By-laws of this Party.  Order of Business.  Sec. 27...The-'order   of   business   at  meetings of this Party shall be as follows:  1.   Eoll call of officers.  ���2i=Keading-of-minute8:   .   New members.  Election of officers.  on industry and Increasing lt on land  values.  .-.- S. Abolition of the Dominion senate.  9. Exclusion of Chinese.  10. The union label on all manufactured goods, where practicable, on all  sojwrnment supplies.  11. Abolition of child labor by children under.14 years of age; and of female labor in all branches of industrial life, such as mines, workshops,  factories, etc.  12. Abolition of property qualification  for all public ofllces.  12. Compulsory arbitration of labor  disputes.  14. Proportional representation and  the cumulative vote.  15. Prohibition of prison labor in  competition with free labor.  UNION BARBER SHOPS.  T'he following is a complete list of  union barber shops in Vancouver. Is  your barber on the list?  J. II. Stevens' barber shop, Pender  street.  Elite barber shop. Hastings street.  Bon Ton barber shop, Hastings  street.  Porcelain Baths, Cambie street.  Harvie & 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.  C.  D.  GO'  |8I  \-<^^VXL .,:^y,..y. ,,-?,,y.  Chas. Woodward Co.,  FORMERLY C. WOODWARD. | IMITrnv  Cor. Westminster Ave. and Harris St.  Mail Orders Solicited.  Carpet Department.  Special Prices on  LADIES'   NEW   "WRAPPERS.  LADIES' NEW,'  DRESS SKIRTS.  LADIES' NEW* UNDER SKIRT3A  Special Purchase.  Men's unlaundered white shirts,  till sizes from 1-IV& to ITVs. Good  value nt 73e, and that Is tho  (price otiu'r store.-, ch.u'.e. Our  Drlce is Wc each. He on hnn.i to  secure Vi doz. Peforo they arc all  sold.  Flowing end neck ties, at 20c  each. 20c Is just half price. Sec  iliem   in   window.  COO yds. ot heavy English floor  pil   cloth,  23c   yd.  1,000 yds. of Tapestry car,iet,  splendid value at BOc. Saturday  nriee   Me.  Stationery Dept.  Toir tea sets 10c, lue, 20e a set..  See them In our window. Dolls, ,Je  each up; lovely ones for 20e. Wall  paper���Get our prices before buying.  Crockery Dept.  Glass pltclu-rs \i gal. 2.7c. 33c. Mc.  Glass tumblers, 50c, OOc, 7.*ie. doz.  morgan. Mount Pleasant.  Telephone 1���2���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace livery  stables.  All the new stylos  ut Maxupactui'eus'  Pjmces, from $2.50,  up. Send for catn-  logue of photogrnpic  supplies.  \  McLennan,  McFeely ���� Co,  ���WHOLESALE AND   RETAIL1  DEALERS   IN  Shelf and Heavy  ardware  BAILEY BROS. CO., Ltd.  HOOKS, STATIONERY, lMIOTO SUl'I'LlES, KTC,  13S Cordova Street     -     -     Vnncoiiver, B.'C.  Vancouver to New  Westminster and the  Fraser Stiver.      ���**      =���*  A BEAUTIFUL TRIP OX THE MAGNIFICENT ELECTRIC CARS.  Leaving Carrall street every hour,  from 7 a. m. till 10 p. m. (Saturday  and Sundays, 11 p. m.)  ���Last car from.- New "Westminster, 3  I), in. (Saturdays and Sundays, 10  p. in.  FARES���Single, 35 cents; return, CO  cents.  SPECIAL    SUNDAY    EXCURSIONS.  /  Tickets for sale at office only.  ��� ROUND TRIP, FIFTY CENTS.  .SOLE AGENTS FOR; Electric Rubber Belting; Beardmore  Double and Single Leathe r Belting; arajesftic Ranges; Jamefe  Stewart's Wood Stoves; Valentine's Varnishes and Colors; Fair-  bank's Scales; Giant Powder Company's  -: Dynamite:-  Also the Registered Brand of  SUNSET Axes,    Saws,    Shovels,  Spades,  Cutlery,   Razors. Hammers, Hatchets, etc.  MAIL  ORDERS  RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention.  C. ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO., LD.  J. BUNTZEN,  Gen. Mgr.  Correspondence and accounts.  Reports of organizers.  Reports of committees.  Unfinished, business.  New business,  Notices of motion.  Good and welfare.  ''Adjournment!'  THE  LABOR  PLATFORM.  At the 1S0S session ot the Dominion  Trades and Labor congress held In  Winnipeg, the following pluform was  adopted. We would especially commend lt to the consideration of the  workers ot British Columbia at the  present time:  1. Free compulsory education.  2. Legal working day of eight hours  and six days a week.  3. Government Inspection of all industries.  4. The- abolition of the contract system on all public works.  Si. A minimum living wage, based on  local conditions.  0. Public ownership of all franchises,  such as railways, telegraphs, waterworks, lighting, etc;      '  7. Tax reform, by lessening taxation  THE     ...  INDEPENDENT  is the only paper west of  Winnipeg that givescthe  WHOLE news, without  ; exaggeration in connection with live labor matters. Its columns are  also open to all who have  ���- the���cause ^-of���labor���at  heart.  Y.OUR- WIFE LIKES IT.���Your wife  Is proud to walk with you, wihen others turn.to admire, an they do inivtwl-  ably, when you 'Wrtir clothes made by  us- Tl here In an air distinctlive and always discernible plainly a:bout our  up-to-date suits that pleases its owner  no leas than his wife and friends.  DAN. STEWART  130 Cordova Street.  W. T. FARRELL,  ISmploj-ment  unci  Ceneriil Auent,.  Re��l Kntcite and InMiircmce Llrolter*  Areliltcctiml Thins   nnd   Perspectives  1 Prepared.  1'iiriii nnd Timber Lands, llusliie.s nnd Itesi  ilentliil City Property for side.   Special ntten--  lion given 10 selling nnd renting house and  More property; rents collected;   experienced,  vnlunlor.  Rc-ioiri -j, Tl-iompHon-Oule l"��loclc,  519 Hastings St., Vancouver  Don't You Think So?  ]f you do, why ilon'lyou  subscribe? It's not much  ���a mere drop in the  bucket���one dollar two  bits!  What About Advertising?  Well, if you want to  reach tho brawn and  sinew of Vanooucr and  . the outlying districts, the  only medium that guarantees good substantial  support 1'rom the men  "who toil is the  THE INDEPENDENT.  See Our   Union-made  Hats.    No-west Styles.  Larse Assortment.  The"  ���  )OOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOS  > Having the Only Up-lo-Pntc Grill Itooni  J in 1). U. which in itself is n gimrnniee  O .of a First-Class Hotel and Kcslutiriinl . .  O ..  00000<X}0<X9000000<X30(XX)OOOC  Seymour Streeet,  Labor Day  If you want a _n<mt, a Banner  or any kind of a Decoration for  the big Celebration, be sure and  call on  THE  20 C'OIMIOVA  STKKET.  R. ROBERTSON.  Wines, Liquors and Cigars  670 Granville St., Vancouver  Telephone iiffi.  NOTICE.   ���  Wc are again offering a Scholarship  free for tuition and books to (lie student  of Public Schools of Vancouver passing  into the High School at the earning examination with the highest marks ln Rending. Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Composition and Arithmetic.  For conditions apply to the Principals  of the Schools or  the underalgnod.  Tlie II.II.A.Viigt'I Commercial College.  I P.  O. '��� Box 317. Vancouver, B.  C.  LOBEc3BON WORKS  lilt Homer Street, Vnncouvcr.  Tuos. Siiahij, Manugcr.  WE ARE SPECIALISTS.  We are prepared to ni|i|ilv  nil your wnnls. livery pur-  i-hiiHcr . liidl get full vnliie  fur llieir money. Mtikt! oui  your list nnd come to���  GALLOWAY'S  139 IJ listings and'  "14 Arcade  or other light article1- nt verv rensoimblc-  rates.. AUS'CIK ,fc JORDAN, OOl Powell St.


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