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Array 'R. G. BUCHANAN,  Crockery. China, Glassware, Fancy  Uouds, Plated Ware, Lamp  Goods. Cutlery and  :   Supplies.  406-408 Westminster Ave,  VOL. I. ' ,_  WKKK'8 SUMMARY:  DICKSON'S'^SV���  Coffee itoioiters mill (Ji'inders.  To yet  u ("up of delicious aromatic  -joffee", It shoulil he l':v-h   n>n..i-.'(l and  yroiiinl ns needed.   Tiy liii.-;:...,!.*., ii^r.  33 Hastings St. East. -  Ability. 'l'lione 11:11. l'liick.  !  "��� SATURDAY, JUI/V7.  "Praser river continues tn full.  "Hastings street again Illuminated.  Concert nt Stanley I'nrlc by II. M. S.  ���JtVaiwpite Idiiid.  The steamer Ahiiiieila from Sydney  Jo "Frisco carries $."i���'KI0,lKU>.  Ur. li'reemun, of Hteii-'������"��������� Carthaginian, from Liverpool, ;���-,���;**< ".'���  Vancouver  al   biiscb' '��� Ml     from  "Boston  lilonnier Girls,  If.  la ti.  . At  Ottawa    the    Liberal    members  (lllii."d in the Senate lestiilliant.  At N-iw York. .lack Point, 10!) lbs,  up, run 1 1-4 lulled In the Brighton  handicap In record time���2:01 *J-,*i.  Col. Prior, In House of Commons,  ���protest-:.!! against eastern man being  iiltpnlinod' Lieutenant - Governor of  ltriills.il  Columhiti.  SUNDAY-,  JULY  S.  I'liO'crops, in Manitoba Improved' by  rain.  General Bullet- Joined Lord Roberts  at Pretoria.  Colony or Victoria wilt send n naval  'contingent tojChina.  Orangemen attended Divine service  iti tlle City Hall. Rev. John Held  S>roaehed.  Funeral of Chas. H. Davis, victim of  Tncoma street, car accident, took place  ait Vancouver.  Tlie Boers released 800 British prisoners, now on their way to Ladysmith.  , The British Consulate at- Shanghai  eays, on July ard, the legations were  .s.'iii holding out, and I'ad supplies L'or  e. Ions siege.  Kxcopttonal Inyit wave causing sunstrokes and prostration In London.  Throe police patrol tugs have iK'en  put   in  eiiiiiiulsHloii  on the  Praser.  Ohaniilieitaln announced ten-lets for  1'aelllc ruble will be Invited at once.  Dr. Douglass, Liberal, won In Queen's  county, I'. 10. I., and1 so saved tho local  {roveriiiHent.  The ai-bliralors on..the city clothing  contract awarded thai the contractor  deduct $1 a suit to the clly.  Itcv. Francis McDonald, ol' Chnrlottc-  town, P. 12. I., the oldest Roman Catholic, priest In the Dominion, Is dead.  Heavy storms have been experienced  In Montreal, Foxboro, Bowmanvill.j,  I'lc.ton. Cnlborne and' Erin. Much damage was done.  Tlie new express steamer Deutseh-  laiul, IIiainlburg-Amerlcan line, broke  all records on her maiden trip auruss  the Atlantic, making the run In 5 days.  15 hours and' -lii minutes.  .MONDAY, JULY 9.  .IVarapite left port for Esquimau.  Funeral  of  Nora  E. 'Brown,   Infant  daught-.r  of   Mr.   Henry    Brown,"   810  ' ."Hichards street.  At Rossland Lon French, a miner.  met a terrible death. He fell from the  mouth of tlie shaft of the 'Green' Mountain.', a. distance of :*00  feet.  Yokohama ��� Government definitely  decided to ''despatch. 23,000 men and  5.000 horses to China. Japan held re-  ���sponsible -It foreigners iperish atKPekin.  .Steamer C'omox arrived from north-  ���ern coast points. On board. was Mr.  KStlam,-; a logger who was. picked up  3t\_ iu�� :open.ibqat..at .Crawcroft Island.  His leg was brolceri"'arid "his" thlgli'  crushed, and'/In' a terrible condition  when .'rescued.  Y '"[���.    PitlDAY, .ll'I.Y 13.  Ituiii lias now fallen in the North Western Provinces and Central India.   '  lifnll parts of the Dominion there wero  large parades yesterday of Orangemen.  All  hope Is now - abandoned Of any of  the Europeans In Peking being still alive.  Two large Nova Scotian coal and iron  and steer companies will be shortly floated in .London.  Europeans are reported to be directing  the Chinese operations against the allies  ���in Tlen-Tsln. .,���,'"' . ������'���'.���  The Uuiidesrath Foreign Committee has  approved tlie Emperor William's policy In  retard to,China. '."      . ��� ;   . ;  'there was no change last night in regard to the dispute between the canners  and the fishermen on the Fraser .River. ;,  From Shanghai there conies what purports to lie the Chinese official account  of the destruction of the legations at> Peking.   ��� YYV '������,* ������: ,;��� :,,: '  Lord Roberts telegraphs that the Boers  had captured Nltral's Nek with the British garrison of about 200 men and 2 guns.  They had also attacked other points but  been repulsed. '. *���"'-.-''.  "We- are pleased to announce that tlle  longshoremen's dilllculty has been aiiil-  calbly settled with the Paclllc Coast  Steamship company. The following  letters  speak  for  tliciinsolves:  Paclllc Const Steamship Co..  Senttile Agency, July 11. 1900.  K. P.  Mil-inner,  Usq., Commissioner of  Labor, Vancouver, B. C.  Dear  Sir,���In  regard   to   the  psotlils-  ment  of  longshoremen's    trouble    at  Vancouver, B. C:  1. This company agrees to the going  wages at tlie present time to 4��L-''thli-ty-  flve (3"0 cents per hour during the day,  ami forty (10) cents per hour during  the night.  2. This company can only recognize  their own stevedore to superintend the  work, but the longshoremen may elect  a delegate to list the men for work,  but said men must'be under the orders  of  our stevedore  or. First  Otllecr  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY.14, 1900.  'LOi\'CISIIOI[}:il!;iVS LOCKOUT  ���mm nwMM.  2sT0. 1G.  of each ship.  ���   (Signed)  Yours truly,  H. H. LLOYD,  P. S. Supt,  Vancouver, B. C, July,12th,'11)00.  E. P. Bremner. Esq., ..Commissioner of  Lalbor, Vancouver, B.. C:  At a special.meeting held this evening it, was .decided that we accept the  terms of the P. C. SS. Co., as read to  tho members present, iper Mr. Lloyd's  letter of llth Inst, to you.  JOHN WILLIAMSON,  President;  iWilltam: viles,  Vice-president;  GEORGE KENNEDY,  Secretary.  GO   TO THE, SPRINGS.  TUESDAY,   JULY  10. Y.  Y  Tlie French Chambers"' prorogued.  Y   ..Fishing at a standstill on the Fraser.  ���'.������.- Dominion i.Day  celebration, commit-  V.lec;jnet.'.-',;-'Y'..Y1'. ������-���:-:���: Y  ���Miners' strike at Belle Island,.; NWd.,  continues.  YY- ;.;' yY, YYY,'  .."������'.   Japan ���will unit 6*1,000  men: In China  Jjy Seipteniber. 1st..-.. ;..'���' .Y .,.'���;..''���' .���";  ���lleciproclty   treaty  ibetween   United  Status and Germany completed.      :  .    Mr...S. Robins, New'��� Vancouver Coal  company,' paid Vancouver a visit.  ...   iSxcitcment  in  Dawson 'oyer Indian  ; l'Mver, 'discoveries of conglomerates.  Ut. Hon. Sir George Goldie Willi  be  a-piiointed governor of Cape : Colony.  Supplementary    estimates,     $388,770;  1-rought down  In- House of Commons.  Hon. AV. G. Falcombrldge sworn In at  Toronto as''.-Chief Justice of Q.  B. D.  '<*�� High Court of Justice of Ontario.  WEDNESDAY,   JULY   11.  Tlie strike of llshermen now general.  Smallpox and typhoid fever at Nome.  Sneak thieves entered two Hornby  ���street houses on Tuesday night.  Fifteen, sipecials sworn in at New  .Weslinluster for.'.'duty on the Fraser.  Martial law proclaimed at Nome on  account of claim-jumping and, lawlessness.  ��� F. S. Whittaker, a St. John Insurance  agent, arrested for Issuing $50,000 forged paiiors.   Juincs-Joliiihtotlrageil' 14, son_o�� Pilot  Johnston,  seriously  Injured  through a  luii-aivay bicycle.  Chinese continue to tell that the  "foreigners are safe at Peking, but tlielr  xoports are not believed.  IM; Bisley in the association cup con-  ItwL, Chas. A. Fleming, a Canadiiui,  ���scored the highest .possible at GOO yards.  Tlio Chicago Union Traction Co. announced It will Increase the wages of  its employees 10 or 15''per cent, on  August 1st.  The City ot Seattle arrived at Seattle  with $900,000 worth of Klondike gold,  of which ' $800,001) belongs to the Can-  iiillan lliiuk of Commerce and tlie Bank  of British North America. ,  Tlie liritish success at Bethlehem has  considerably. Improved the prospects of  jieace In thai portion of South Africa.  Free State olllclals are endeavoring in  induce President Steyn to give up the  Miuggle.  .No more delightful outing, for tired  city, folk, ait this season- of the year,  could be'imagined/than; a stay tit,St.  Alice -Hotel, ��� Harrison . Hot Springs,'  now' reveling Yin ' all. its 'midsummer  glory.;. After 'a. 70 mile run over the C.  P.. R.Yamld cver-varyiiig,..Keener.y! to  Agasslz stations comfontaible stages are  taken'Jrorl'the'spnlngSi.llV'e:miles away,  'behlnd-a;^anl*ta:'^:^irt'^  a.-fine^'.piece;of^ roadl;" ''The'.'.'sanlfarium'  is invfli-st iolass: shiajpe.'aridi tlhe,hotel,'  lis cuisine ;and,.oth'eii��"ise,'beibt-er than  ever ^before.... 'Under' the. management  of Charlie Wilso.n,! iformerly- of the Colonial, New AVeetmiinster, the St. Alice  maintains (ts goodi namie for excellent  'hotel aocomuiodaitJon at ��� reasonable  rates. The 'trout fishing..Is good1 und  ���aftera ipleasant* day's angling anil a  |:a;pltal,Yd'n:n��r, sporta on tho ,-girean  can ibe. Indulged! ;,in to; suit-every-taste.  Iit.'is ta-'dolighitful 'place'at which to  while away the,ihOlidays and, once visited1,. Is never forgotiteii'for Its-.natural,  and ac(|uircd-; ���charms. -The i-ates a-'-e  within Uie" reach; of'. all, ..there .are no  ���'fancy" prices and- the 'best of 'aititeind'-  arice: is nesui-rcdi- 'llhls is the ,'bime of  year when the 'hike���"Mount -Douglos  rising: up grandly In the distance��� is  the.OavOrite haunt of Whose who desire  for. a 'time to be "far fronr the mad-  dening-crowd!" and to.worship, at fairest  Nature's shrine.- A trip to the Springs  Is 'heal.tti-gilniln'g ia'nd', right at our door  as It were'.".tlhe'St. Alice., the choicest  country, resort in this section of the  Province. .The people of Vancouver, or  at least many of; them, dw. not know  what 'delights are still ahead of them  until the^- liave'Yseen . this .beautiful  spot--''. ���;'     ���    '"������������  Telephone 1���2���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace flvery  stables;  I'S  NOTICE.  A meeting of Laibor Day celebration  coniniittee will be held AVedncsday,  July ISth, at 8 p. m��� in Union hall,  corner Homer and Dunsmuir;streets.  A full attendance is urgently requested. ��� as important matters pertaining  to the coming .celebration of -Labor  Da.\Y wJlLYbeLdJscussed. :_.._;.:.' .  , There was al  large : atteii'dahceV of  fishermen AVednesday; night,; In- Union  hall, corner, of Dunsmuir (and; Homer  streets,-' A '��� fu'rtilier; i resolution;_-.!.was  passed deciding., to stand' by 'the, previous , resolution of������'" 'the y Fishermen's  Union.';   Among the speakers was iMr;  J. Hy Watson,; Captain' McArth'ur'; Mr.  ..MacClalri.s^Bdiiseyer^'iip.therBj,:;^^^  encouraged' the. men 'to''stand''flrm'.:.&%*'  ;y.\  monster;>procession   Is;'being:. arY  ranged', for T\o'clock.:..Saturday-,.night,  from   the-Union Hall, 'Homer .'Street.'  Ail-the ,Indians,..'Japs andYChlnes;e.;in'  sympathy with- the, strikers' winY.'be  asked to fall in and'swell    the ranks.  The'following is acppy.of a resolution  passed at; the-m'eeting:; ,;���:',    y;  . "AA'hereas. It has come to;the notice-of,  this Union through the;press that fourty.  Police hnve been sworn In as special constables to prolwct the canners' interests:  :, And. whereas. Chief Lister lias said he  expects no trouble ln Steveston;  ,-And, .whereas, the canners have arrested Capt. Anderson .without any reason  whatever;-���     --  . TAnd,, whereas; the Fishermen's Union  have printed, no bills nor been a party  to having any ' bills threatening- In- any  v;ay : to do. injury to', life or Iiniib to^nny-  body and have .no sympathy with those  parties who are .posting bills and believe  that this,is.being done to create sympathy  ficni the public against the fisherman,  therefore. ��� "'���"'"���'... '"'���'  ,:.Be it resolved, that this Union 'views  with regret and alarm the actionof the  Canners in arresting Captain Anderson,  and.would urge all fishermen to retrain  from all intimidation and violence, butto  use all lawful: means .to keep, men from  fishing under price.'- ������-'���  been  said during  the  delnite  that  it  would lie  better  tor all  of  us  if  we  had   free   trade,   and   If  100,000,1)00  of  such'linmlgirunts were to eome Into the  country.   The Province of Ilritliiii Co-  luiii'iila    is    becoinlng   overrun    with  Chinamen now, and, If they are allowed to come In, we are going to Inure a  concltlon under which the white workmen will 'be driven from the province,1  or those who stay will he foremen and  bosses of Chinese gangs���we shall have  a. condition of labor that we do not  want and Mint we should not'encourage.   But not only as -a, worker, but as  a Canadian, I abject to this Im migration.   For the sake of all" that Is ibest  in our Canadian life, we sliouM be protected from' 11.   AVe should: be free to  achieve something far higher than we  can  possibly achieve is, .this Chinese  Immigration Is allowed  to come ifi as  in., the past,, and as it ..will come still  iiioivquLckly-'in the future, if it Is not  cheeked.    Otiher  British  colonies  nnd  BliK    United . States ;��� have    provided  against thl9lmm.iigrat.lon, and we are  practically the'*only- new country that  is open to.Chinese Immigration to-day.  As t'he 'government,'have.'admlttedi the  strength  of the claim  of the  people  oTBritish IColunibla toibe protected, It  i.s not a fair and reasonable acceptance  of"'chat 'condition, I submit, merely. to  raise the Chinese tax.from. $50 to $100.  It' lias.lbeen stated and I believe it is  ti(;eei|)ted in the east, because it'is told  us by the people who know���that tlie  C'liilnese  immigrant does not pay the  present tax "of $50 himself���Cor he has  not the money���(but he Is brought in  by  some. labor contractor,    who " ad-  A'ances the money, and1 then; the immigrant Is kept in-Virtual, slavery to  that   contractor; untill  he   has .'earned  enough���until Hie has  earned- enouigh  several   times  -over-^-to   pay   that  advance.    And to  increase .that tax  to  $100''.iwilii only 'keeip ; the Immigrant. 1ir  slavery a longer time, Ibut ��� it will ,not  stop this: ilinmigratlon.. For wiy part.  i;;thliilc':we should' exclude the Chinese.  I: Klo not- take, any stock In: tlie plea  that, is raised1 that-we should in any  way. offend China.or Japan bycputtin'g  restrictions on the.immigration of their  people. The governments of those countries 'are!'not. interested;;  they do not  care whether their; people emigrate or  not.'. I 'believe that-we -here are:doing  more to.'hatch: this ..trouble-with re-  gai-d to Chinese'-and. Japanese feeiii*fg  or retalla*tlon'than:is done in China or  Japan. - I; bel'leve'^'that.'-'.tlie Natal A��t  .'is the ".proper one,;: so'.-. as' to; make t'he  ^exclusion;aipply: to ali.undesiralble ini-  flihgrants.'YThe E,ro\lnee of. British Co-.  .^um'b'ia'-rana'^the-'lato  country; liaveI:petitioned' for :years:'tP  "iimv   ts  TSR.  ' At a .special meeting of the City Council held Wednesday afternoon  to consider amendments to the Charter, for  subnib-lson to, the Legislature, an Important proposition was Introduced by  Doctors  Johnson   and   Wilson,   of   the  City Hospital Medical Board; the effect  of which. If acted  upon,  will entirely  alter the status of that Institution.   In  brief, the suggestion was that a clause  should be placed In the Charter, giving  tho Council  power',to  place  the  Hospital -'management In the hands of a  Board of   Governors.     As at.present  constituted,  tlie Hospital  Is, distinctly^  a  CJty  Institution;,  supported  by  the'  Corporation,  with  the assistance of. a  small Government grant:. - The change  proposed would  place It in the same  position as: many similar Institutions in  the East,  which  are conducted  under  board management;.and are open to receive, and-do    receive,    endowments  from  private    sources,  and    financial  support from those who might occupy  places on the Board. \'Y      ���;:.,���  The medical's gentlemen in making  this suggestion, remarked that they  had no doubt that the Council was  administering the Hospital to the best  of Its ability..-. The trouble was, however, hat the knowledge necessary,for ]  the proper management:of such an'in-  stitlutlon was.not alwoya possessed by  that body, and' when members of the  Committee did. become familiar with  Its. requirements, they-were' subject to  and social reform bodies in the city to  discuss the situation. Whether the  convention decides for or against putting candidates in the .Held for the  Dominion or Provincial, or both, the  effect of the gathering, the Interchanging of ideas, the understandings arrived at, will .be "of; great 'banellt to"  the cause.���Citlzsn and Country.  The  Plumbers'   union,   of  Winnipeg,  presented their regulations to th.eir.em-'  ployers for signature as the period-of  thfe previous  agreement   had  expired.'  Much  to  their surprise  the  union  representatives  met  with a pu.dtlve refusal from-the bosses to, sign,  and as  a   consequence   the   men   Immediately  went on strike. The new agreement did  not.contain any new .provisions, as' regards wages and  hours,  but did propose having a stricter, rule  regarding  the hiring of non-union men  in union  shops, and also with regard to appren-   .  tlces.    The "bosses .held:, a conference,  aiid' presented'a counter set'of regulations  for  the  men  to accept.    AiboutY.  30  men   are  out   on  strike,   including  every; member, of  the union   working:.;  in the city as a journeyman. .. . ���.  change at an inopportune time. aw',  strangers filled their.places. For . this  reason,, they urged, that there should  be a special board to operate the Hospital and. look after its needs. At present, too.;the Hospital:was not so managed as to encourage: private donations. In cities such- as 'Victoria, Mont-;  real and AVinnipeg, they believed, the  hospitals, were largely, supported in  this way.-and it wasqulte possible, if  the. Vancouver Hospital were placed in  the hands of nBoard of Governors, it  would ���receive support "from similar  sources. .   ���..'..  have." the * tax increased -to ' $500;: .aiid  afteivall -the"promises .that have'been  rhadejiit is simply;, absurd to: propose  toij'aise the tax frorl  $50 ' to $100."-'.';  [AVe: hope to be .able, to publish further speeches:deiiyered during this debate /In subsequent:.issues, including  that :bf '��� the meuilber; for this city as  well^as- thait of the member for New  Westminster.   The; celebrated' despatch  . As to the constitution.of the Board,  that was, a matter of detail.Y. If the  City conribued to hospital, malriten-  ance.it, of course,'should halve representation, thereon,-and so. also should  the Local"/(3overnment., .As.to, the tenure of.; bf!Ice,,,the. number .of, governors,  etc.,-information could; be obtained as  to ho'vjthese matters were,arranged In  other :places;::-,Y y'y; ������,-:': y  -.',-,y;-"  After:listening to spme.furtlier.argu-  ment from "the.'doctors,. th��'-City Solicitor; was: instructed v.fo .'.draft* a clause,  .for--t'he'Gliarter.v:to; enable" tho-'Cpuncll -  toact "In-accordance with, the suggesY  :tions.:; v,':;:':'���'���:"'.'-'..��������'���'-'..'���-'"'������ Y'Yv ':.-���'...-"������''";  '���':. Attention;...was also called" by "the  medical .gentlemen; to the" Immediate  necessity of some improvement in the  accommodation provided-- for** the  nurses. As a matter, of1 justice and  right, 'they thought" that: the" nurses,  a'fter a .fatiguing watch, of from '.ten : to  twelve hours, should have the privilege -of -comfortable" apartments .'.'.to  rest, in:   -The present, aecbmmodatiori  It is generally asserted and believed,  that China has 400,000,000 people.;   But  .'the number may easily be exaggerated  by a ..hundred  millions or even  more,  for little credence can be'fiiven to Oriental assertions," so imaginative and apt  to exaggerate are the Asiatic, and no-  Westerner really knows anything worth  mention   of   the   vast   interior. of  the  '  Celestial Empire.    Those regions'which  have beeri, vlJited. and in part exslored  by.', the. AVestern traveller-arid missionary ara certainly crowded enough,;but .  there is more than a little evidence to  show  that  there are  tracts in  China...  where the people are by, no means so  congested . together.     It should really,  surprise   nobody   to   learn,   when' the"  facts are fully ascertained, if eveivlhus ���.:'  they be, that.China's population thotiffhY,  immense, is by no nieans so Immense Y  as .four hundred inillions.'1  sent  from cthls  city    to    Sir  AVJl'frld   ITti^n^''but',"t'"nS-Y11* fact.''on.  Laui-lerjust prior., to the general eleo- %l[' anyffi'n'dS ^s^t "SL^  "^inunlnnsalliliateilYwrfirtiie^TFades  and Lajbor council are urged to send  their most hardworking and energetic  member to act as ,an extra committeeman. ���''   J. C. M'A'RSIIALL,  Sec. T. and L. C.  It Is.known that several clear cases of  fraudulent iiaturalisation , by Japanese-  have been brought under the notice of  Mr. Bremner, the Dominion. Labor Com-  jv.issloner. whilst further facts coming to  light clearly indicate that very large  numbers "of-newly Imported Japanese have  obtained citizenship rights and what.they  value far more, namely, fishing privileges  without  due legal  qualification.  tlon came in for a .good deal of Chaffing'and repudiation-. "'-In the whole the  subject 'Interested the memlbers,':' and  conflicting views were held. It is clear  that 'political missionaries ought to be  sent east to enlighten the people there,  anil, especially their representatives,  upon- the Iniquities of 'Oriental immigration and the disastrous, as well as  degrading, effect it has upon our social  anld business.' Ignorance,of the condition's prevalent here. Is little else than  amusing.���Ed.  Independent.]  UNION  MEN   ATTENTION.  m.  All.union men in.the city are hereby  notified that Donaldson & Matthews,  the Cordova, street clothiers, hatters  and. men's outfitters, have just opened  out another large shipment of Union  label pants engineers, painters," bricklayers and laborers' overalls, carpenters'"aprons, smocks, etc. Donaldson  &:Matthews, men's outfitters, 74 Cordova street.  STBVUSTON NOTES.  TIIUItSDAA', JULY 12,  1000.  Prince Tuan  reported. Insane.  .Orangemen' celebrated  In AMctorla.  Six Stratlicona Horse-.reported missing.  R. M. S. Mlowera arrived from Australia.  Montreal barbers agitating for Sunday closing.  Admiral Seymour calls for Yin ore  troops for Tlen-Tsln."  CAa-RPENT'EHS AFFILIATE.  Tlie memlberfi of the organization  heretofore known as Phoenix Union,  Nq. 2, Carpenters and Joiners, affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Car-,  pouters and Joiners of America, under  the title or Local Union, No. 881. ������ The  officers elected were; President, J. A.  Dunbar; vice-ipieslileiu, D. It. Martin:  recording Moeretnry, Thos. 11. Corner;  financial secretary, W. L. Allen; treasurer,  H,  E. Cramer. \  The national organization has over  45,000 'members', enrolled in'428'local  unions In 400 cities. It Is. a beneficial  organization, and has expended over  one and a quarter million dollars for  benevolent  and' charitable purposes.  Bradstreet's: says that excepting in  the coal and lumber shipping sections,  retail business In coast cities is dull  and ".collections'.'are slow/The, commencement of operations by salmon  canneries is creating a fair demand for.  staple lines.      Y    .   ;v'��>:'-' ..���"'  SUP-SC-iUKE   FOR   THE  INDEPENDENT.  In the House o'�� Commons recently  a bill was Introduced by Sir Wilfrid  Lauiier ;: respecting and restricting  Chinese immigration and' read' the second time: and. the House resolved itself into committee :br> consider the  following'resolution:      ;  "Tlint lt Is expedient to provide with respect to'the Bill Intituled: 'An Act respecting anil restricting Chinese immigriiilon.'  now before the House;  (1) Tlint it tax of $10il shall be Imposed  on every person of Chinese origin enter-  lim Canada;"-. ;.  (���!) That the person in command of, or  In cliarse of. any vessel or vehicle shall  be personally liable to I lor -Majesty for  the (payment of the said tax with respect  to any such Immigration curried by such  \;eM.el  or vehicle." ,  After the Hon. George B. Foster. Sir  Wilfrid Laurier, Aulay Morrison. AV.  C. Edwards and Nicholas Flood Davin  had apoken, Mr. A. XV. Puttee (Labor)  of Winnipeg, arose and' said:  : Mr.''Speaker, I will ifoilow ,'the example of the lion, 'member for New  AVestmlnster (Mr. ���Morrlson'r and; state  frankly that this 'propcsltloni Je* not  satisfactory tome, and! do not think  it would:i-be';'rlght.;.'to:.support.It.. I aim  sure that. It. iwiil not be satisfactory  in any w-ay to the 'peopIe^,of the Province of, British -Columbia"';', as, ,to the I  representatives. .f.rcm, /that  AH reports about violence are without foundation.  An Indian was seen with a revolver,  but Indian'"'Agent Devlin Is on the  scene and will endeavor to stop any  disturbance amongst them.  ,  There Is no truth.In the report that  the Jniianese hare purchased firearms,  but some, of the Japs .stated that the  white patrol 'boats had produced guns  to enforce their demands.  Harry Lee, the genial proprietor of  the Sockeye, Is doing splendid work In  endeavoring to bring about.a settlement nf the dispute between the canners and the fishermen.  -A procession of striking fishermen  was to have taken place during* AVednesday afternoon, ami the leaders of  the strike were busy preparing the nr-  rangemciits.'btit for some unstated reason It was called off.  Two dead bodies of Japs were  brought In yesterday from the North  Arm. .They were drowned in the Gulf  during the recent storms, their Ignorance of the water and having a frail  craft Is supposedr to have resulted;In |  their boat capsizing.  Provincial Officers Lister and Campbell' yesterday swore in 25 special constables and took them over to Steveston .to assist In maintaining order. The  river will be patrolled, by police tugs  anil boats until after the termination  of the trouble.  nder histcare, to sle-in in  the apartments In which- the nurses  were compelled to sleep from night to'  night.   -, '...'I ','';.';.(; ^'.    ' '���     ���''���* ,,-;-  In this connection. It was decided  that Immediate steps should be taken,  with a view of procuring,some better:  ���accommodation, nnd Alderman-Grant  was requested to enquire into the matter, with a.view of securing a building  for tlie purpose.  -Upon resolution of Alderman Shaw,  |t:,was also decided that the management of the Cemetery should be placed  In.'.the hands of a Board or Coiiimls4  sioners, and an amendment to that effect was drafted.   '.-,".��������� :;''-'.'��� :'  The other proposed Charter aniendr  iiients haying "been considered, and.  passed, the. meeting adjourned..:  The Rossland Miners' union will hold  a--celebration on Monday. Everything  points to a very successful affair.  Mr.   Wm.   Wlllan, has  been   elected  secretary of the Rossland Miners" un-  vioe Mr. James Devlne. resigned.  :  The. Bdbeaygeon; Independent  says:  "There should ibe a clear declaration';of  how many years.Yresidence in Canada  is necessary before;.a foreigner is entitled to vote:: In the case Of the'-Klon-j,  dike .the:,number of, years: should, be  at. least five. .As regards the royalty,  there shouid. not  be  the'least ameer- .  talnty.,.::The royalty  is now :ten..per"  cent., and, instead of listening to any  ���proposal'to reduce the royalty,-'it would'-'  .beYweU to._,consider'-.whether.-iit-iwo'uld .;  'rh'tft?.be*'ib;e'tt;er,U!)''-;lncr^^^^  perYcentYThe. gold in the streams at ,:  the"Y'ukon,: wliere they 'is any, is the.  property,of the people of Canada,-and; ������  no  Individual shouid  be  perinitted   to  take it away'for.his own "use.* until ;-he'.-. ;  has 'paid the -people .who own. lt the full;:  value'.of their property carried away.".  This .argument ' is 'i-easonaiblei'  ' But,   ���  listen!    Before  the''-Transvaal  ultima-:  turn.last Octrtber.a five-year franchise*:  had been offered by President Kruger  arid ;iwas refused by Secretary Chani-;  berlaln.   And: the royalty on the Rarid  gold mines wasoriiy two and one half  per   cent.���Citizen, and   Country.;.'.  LABOR  UNION COLLEGES.  Ion,  -GongraltiIation"FIurT"bTiTig^xterideTl���t^  the new officer by his many friends.  'Pile New Denver, B. C, Ledge says  Premier Dunsmuir is worth twenty-  eight million dollars. The estimate  may be a few thousand' dollars astray,  but ho Is at least a multi-millionaire.  And he Is straining every nerve to get j  more money and to add to his pos '  sessions.  -The  establishment   of   a   college   or, ,  institution for. the purpose of educating  and  training the  leaders of laoor organizations  by  equipping  them   with  the knowledge of the history and principles of economics and,government is  a great step���indeed  the most encouraging step that has.yet been attempted   In '"this  direction,    says   -Guritoiis'  Magazine., If this proposition shall be  carried out and. as proposed,  lectures,  and instructions be given by the most  .competent specialists in the vai-iousde-"  partments,  it will  not  be long before  the trade union secretary'and president.  and the walking delegate will V-> selected  on  the  merit  system,  and   will  be  quite  as   well-informed   and   fully  as-  cupaible. of scientifically discussing the  economic   questions  involved   in   laborY .  controversies ns-the most, experienced"  corporation manager.   The trades un-  Jons=w.uuldtgraduall}iibecome=tlieitrain=u==  Ing clubs for economic and social dis-  ousslon. and by the force of intelligent  Information   tliey  would  become  more  intelligent and forceful in their claims  and   many  times   more   successful . In.  their undertakings.  ,      ��� ����� ���'  AVEST.M'NSTE'R TliA'MWAY EMPLOYEES' PICNIC.  Proving I    V"'nen J'ou want t0 llire n first-class  they can speak ifor themselves.   It *S | Jj��� s^Ier^hon'e0^   ^'^  It a Chinese.clergyman came to Toronto, set up a mission and a church  on Yoiige street, preached i he religion  of Confusclus, and declared the Christian religion to be humbug, how long  would It be before he himself was mobbed and his church'pelted with rotten  eggs?���Bobcaygeon Independent.  The banner division of the Order of  Railroad Telegraphers and the largest  local organization of railroad employees anywhere Is tluU of Southern  -iicilic ��mein. Division "No. fi.1. lt  boasts of 9GG members, and will pass  the thousand mark before long. Canadian Pacific railway system, division  No, 7. comes next with S77 members.--  Rai'road Telegrapher,  ���������"���The" Toronto, Tralcs ,,and";; Labor  council, having declared uivfaybr of  labor,:adopting Independent-polltlcai  action,,has taken the next logical step  and,directed   its. executive  to; call a  The "Columbian" says: The New  Westminster Tramway employees have  announced their Intention.of holding a  grand plclnc and excursion to.Lnngley  on .Monday, July 23rd."  -Already the event is proving to bo a  popular one. for several hundred tickets have ben disposed of. The large  and speedy steamer Beaver, of the,C.  I'. N. Conipany's flejt,. has b>en engaged for the occasion, and she .Will  make two round trips during :he day.  leaving the C. P. N*. docks at S:*10 a.m. '  and 1:30 p.m. Returning, she will leave:  Langley at 0 and 101.10 p.m.  Y '  A splendid programme of sports .ind  games  will   be  provided,  and   a  band  will also be: In  attendance.    Dancinjr  will  be  Indulged*  In  In  the evening. .  'Anyone wishing for a pleasant and enjoyable  day's  outing,  should   not  fail  to "take In", the Tramway employees' ������.-.:  picnic.    It is under:the auspices of the "  loon! tram men',' who did not participate in  the- "annual..: picnic'at Queen's,  Park some weeks ago,'and they hope to.  have a large number-of their: friends    .  with them on this occasion.   'The tick-'  ���  ets have been placed .'.at,'a - reasonable*:,  rate. 50 cents;for aduits arid; 25 cents Y;  .neeting of delegates, fromYalL labor ^r^m^'tofth^nTtrut ^
Till! INDEPENDENT.
SATURDAY	
.JULY 14, 1000
THE INDEPENDENT.
BY   GEO.   UAKTI.13Y.
l'UIiLISilBn    AVEKKLY    IN'    THE    IN-
TlilC-lCST  OF  OH':A.\"i*?t:n  LABOR
THE IXnKPENPKXT l'lUNTlNC. COM-
(, *^NV'
AT   :::; ■ HOMER   STUEET.   VANCOUVER,- H.   C
SfliC'CRIlTIONS   IN   ADVANCE.
A week. 5 cents; m'onih, 1*1 cents; three
m;i:ulis, ;*-'• ccn's; six months,: (15 ceiils;
one.year, Sl.S'i.
. ENDGllSKD   BY   THE   TRADES   AND
LABOR  COrXCIL.
SATl'itDAY JULY  11, 19110
MASS MEETING.
The Labor Party will hold a mass
meeting for the purpose of completing
organization, electing permanent officers, and transacting any other business. All .those who are in sympathy
with the- movement are invited to at-
jend.   There should be a big turn-out.
. FISHERMEN'S PROCESSION.
. Don't forget 'the big procession of
fishermen to-night (Saturday). They
nnd all "sympathisers' •with them in the
strike -will parade the city and a monster out door meeting will be'held in
front of the Court House,. Hastings
street, when several speakers will ad-
■ "flre£<s t'he meeting.
THE FK'ASER, RIVER DUFFICU1.TY
Trouble that lias long (been anticipated by those who have been watching
Ythe current, of events, has broken out
on the Fraser river, due lo the unnatural inllux of Oriental Jabor and
.the consequent shutting out of .the.
■white man, to a very . large extent,
from the honorable employment.lie has
been engaged in for so many years,
that of- salmon1 fishing. -..Heretofore'
everything went along smoothly, employer arid employeed were^as a rule
satisfied, 'the one amassing large
wealth, and the other'making-a somewhat eomfortalble living. .Life went
"along very, "well until a most undesirable class landed upon our shores—
we refer now to the Japanese—and
practically took the bread out of the,
mouths;of tlie people of our own race.
. .We say iwe refer now to the'Japanese
because It would seem "to be hopeless
under existing conditions' to get. rid
of the Chinese incubus that long has
been, and Is now, a blight, upon this
Province of splend'ldi possiMlities. The
speeches -delivered In the House of
Commons upon Chinese Immigration
betray an . ignorance of this subject
that, is .positively appalling and .".pile
reading them from Hansard, could easily imagine himself at a Sunday school
frolic where •well-intentioned old lady
phi'lantrophists and: .giddy young girls
•who ought to be in better company,
for their own sokes,' show kindnesses
upon the Mongolian' that he usually
laughs at and In some'eases takes' advantage of. The awakening will come
to the East only when ihey know these
'Asiatics as we do. And'the Japanese
-are more dangerous, because more clev-
=.eri=Thcy-=quick!y^assimilate^w.lMiaJiei
■"country, go to church, don our dress
and'in a short time seenv to the manor
born. They are bright in their knack
of pnllln'g the .wool. over,, the eyes ol*
those dear.'good peuple who are never
happy unless they have a lniwlon in
tlie world, forget'rul all the while of
those of their own llesh and blood who
are wondering in the desert of unbelief
or whose hearthstones are cold because
of the lack of natural wrirmih. II is
such namby-iiambylsm as tills that
.Induces, to a very large cxU-iit. the Ills
under which our pem'lu mi ihe I'aclllc
coast suffer. It would ipcrhnps not tin
exaggeration to say ihiil In a longer
or shorter iierlnd, If this wholesale Im-
inigratlon Is permitted lo go on, tlie
Canadian laborer along lines that the
Chinese and Japanese take up might as
well shake the soil of British Columbia
off his feet and go somewhere else,
■where he Is not obliged lo struggle
hard against cheap labor such 'as is
to be found nowhere else In an Anglo-
Saxon country. We are a small people,
we do not seem to be growing at the
ratio we ought, and the task of building up a great nation under the folds
'of the Old Flag might,as well be given
up. If shipload' after shipload ot almond-eyed Chinamen and' half-grown
Japanese are to be permitted to take
the places designed by Nature for ihe
children of our own household'. The
situation mi llie Fraser Is growing i-er-
ioiis, but il Is Just a little late In the
day 'for our ciiiinlrymen lo lake "backwater" from llie semirings of the Orient
and give up tholr birthright to these
interlope!*1, wlm S|H'iul as little money
as ihey possibly can In tin- country
and' lake" all Ihey can accumulate
Bivny with them afiei living hero a
fi-v>- years. With siicli people as citizen."., lHi\v]n.-,g would the Dominion
bold together? . The talk that we net
from the Kast about sowing llie peeda
nf loving kindness among our brother
men. and ail Unit kind of thing. Is
nauseating to peuple who know the
facts. If a colony of Asiatics were to
settle down In ihe very heart of To-
■runio. omiipetliis with Hie white man
in almost every .brunch of trade, what
a howl would go up!,. Its echoes
could lie heard on this coast. But do-
caiise British Columbia in her weakness, feels the burden and wishes to
shake it off, it meets wllh little re-
Hponsc except from Its own people
who are,, cognizant of the facts. A
clear issue, has arisen between the cannery men ,and„ their "employees and.
while counseling prudence, the matter
might ju.st as well be fought out now
as at any other time. The initiative has been taken and should De
.maintained until a fair and reasonable
'agreement has 'been reached. The
bluster of the salmon kings must be
taken for what It Is worth; their employes have behind them a mora]
force, numerically.powerful, that must
be reckoned with, and reckoned' with
NOW. This sort of thing has' been
going on too long, so that the" fishermen hardly know from season to
season what to expect next. There
are numerous ways by which their
fellow-woi-klngmen and others' who
sympathize with them can make their
inlluence felt and: the varied "resources of civilization" have"not even
been lunched yet. This grinding down
ol" white citizens to "the-level of the
fly-by-night Oriental is a wrong that
needs immediate redress. AVe .understand that .public sentiment will crystalline, itself into a public meeting on
Saturday night, opposite the Court
House, and we trust, on that occasion, voice will be given in strong and
earnest tones; to the unjust and tyrannical wrong's heaped "upon a civilized, educated, .God-fearing class of
people who demand, only what Is tholr-
due in the performance of difficult and
perilous"work," wihOj spend their earnings amongst us and, are in every way.
deserving of our sympathy and.sup-:
port." That they will get unstintedly.
There Is a strong feeling among the
workingmen of the city in the. matter,
and these, while discountenancing violence are prepared' to do their share
towards making, as light as -possible
the ipath of those who may -be tern-'
porarily. or. permanently out of work,
for in the fraternal 'words that 'bind
Unionism together, "An injury to one
is tlie concern of ■all." •
work at almost any price, in this particular trouble the Japanese say.Ihey
will stand out as long as the whites.
But they are experiencing great pressure to move them lo work, from certain expected sources, and If they break
the Hues, no doubt the others will follow  like sheep, us in tbe past.
If tlie rights nf tile whiles woiv
iiiiilillalne.l and protected, it would
not be long before ihe Kraser Rlvef
would be lined with small holdings ui-
ciip'ed by white fishermen and th-elr
families, nnd becoming permanent settlers/. But so linig as cheap Oriental'
labor must hi; reckoned wllh. Just s"
long there will lie troubl.'-
li Is to be hoped that Labor Commissioner Bremner will do, his duty in
brlngirg nboiil  a  settlcmcnl.
'As a mailer of business a .minimum
price must be adhered In for the season. We may mention the fact thai
the time luiv arrived, when organized
labor Is a factor in.our every-day affairs, which must be reckoned! with.
Some Institutions will not recognize officially labor unions, but ihey will uu-
ollirially. Let the Canners' Association
and fishermen understand this, and act
accordingly.
the oppressed only tends to aggravate
and antagonize, and cannot do nriy
good. When workingmen endeavor to
take their rights from big monopolies
such as the .dinners' association, the
Government should not protect the
canners' Interests Instead of the lls'h-
onuen's. If this new tfovonunent Is
going lo repeal Us action, us it did lu
1SST, .when it selil noun.- ;:s special imii-
stables to this city to .protect the
Chinese, and. again in ISiio, when it
scut the 'inllUla 'to Nanalmo tu help
llie monopolists as lignlnst the miners,'
It Is high time for them to resign, .because the people will simply not stand
It. What 'between sklr.-lllnt canners,
Japanese and Chinese, and a '"government 'favorable lo monopolists, the
white fisherman's burden becomes intolerable. .. ,
Did you get a new subscriber for
The Independent this week. If not.
why not?
.Every union .man should suibsc.rili?
to The Independent and: get another
subscriber to take it also, and thus
spread: the light.
The canners cannot do a better thing
to solidify the union ranks than- te
arrest a- -number of their .member.
That is all that is wanted to make ii.
few martyrs, to make tills Province
hum-wiitlh unionism.
Tt is presumed'.the canners think to
Intimidate the fishermen by. having-one
of their number arrested. "Wiliy do not
the fishermen arrest the canners who
issued the summons'.'•against Captain
Anderson for intimidation? This is a
most flagrant case.
All you -union'.men who fake The
Independent regularly get your neighbor to take It, and: so spread the light.
Tell your grocer and baker and'butcher you don't see their advertisement in
the paper and: igive them to "understand
they 'must'put it in if .they Avant your
custom. "
The Chinese .bill was severely frown-,
ed on iti the Senate. Eight speeches
were made against, it. and theii:ad-
journment was : reached..; At the'next
sitting the. second -reading carried
withouta vote. It now;'stands for
third reading, and it is riot known what
its  fate  will  be.:   -
Tlie fishermen'of this province are
entitled, to every consideration* by the
public hi their honorable endeavor to
procure what they are justly entitled
lo. namely, a fair share of their product, aiid that share would seem to be
?*i cents a fish. On. the.other side of
the line, we are informed, fish are pur:
chased by the canners from the fishermen at so much a pound, the sellers
In some cases averaging 35 cents a.fish.
Large sums of money are annually being spent maintaining hatcheries' and
in advertising in brilliant-terms the
great fishing Industry of this province, showing what an independent living can be made by fishermen coming
here. Families break up their little
homes, often parting with their lasi
_cojj.i;.___!:x|!CCt! ngY_ii'.J'<_U.er._.tlieir._.c.oiidl-_
linn l.y inking up their quarters anion,
us. lint what bluer disappointment
lln-y experience, when 'ihey find how
completely t hoy,'are outdone by the
Chinese and Japanese. Finding nothing
better they In many cases go to Uncle
Sum's domains, nnd take chances oil
the siremns when- Japanese labor Is
'.vcliiileil. or eke out n .miserable exlsl-
i'IH'i' here. The canners know whin a
eiiicl: they have on the whiles, and
"Kin I: It In' them." as the late Chief
Justice I'l.-ghle would say. The winners have miiile lii llie piml, uud are
si'il making, large sums, despite their
priitesiii.tliuiH In the contrary. "Ye
'■■liny; of some ul'tlie many iriclts resorted lo In order lo lower the price of
ll.-:h when they run good. Tho while
fishermen simply ask for what they
iii-e oiiililoil, lu. Have not they and
lb:: native Indians tlle first rls'u in
the resources of our streams'' The util-
I'oine ul* this, unless something is soon
done to prevent II. is simply appallng
lo look forward to. Our business
commi'iiliy lose tremendously every
year by the whites being compelled
tu work at low rales. Thc.jJauanpse
and Chinese engaged In the fishing industry, Iri most cases are young men,
having families In the Orient to.sup-
purl, and thus are more eager lo get
"We haive a labor paper - named The
Independent.■-. Do you. read it, do you,
subscribe to it? Only *.1.25 |ier year.
Every union man should have it in
his home (for Ihis c'hildrento read. They
are,, to; be. the rank and; file of the
workers of the future. Give them The
Independent. to -read , and keep Oiem
posted. , r
: Are ryou aiding the city clerks by
demanding trie union card:of the chirks,
who attend to you: if not why not?
Instruct your wife to ask for the .union
,card' of every: clerk who aitt'end you.
By so doing yo'u wiil assist the,clerks.
Don't 'be seiwedl by any but a union
clerks If none arc' employed .in, the
store go somewhere else.   .,
The arrest of Captain Andrcson, one
of our uirost,respected citizens, a mem-,
ber of the Fishermen's union and <a
delegate from Unit union to .the Trades
and Labor council, eanne as a'surprise,
not to say a slhock, to all those who
know him, for (if all the'midst courteous 'men In the union andi. most oon-
seiwative in t'heir ideas hew-as easily
singled out—(ine who ;has always in
season and out ot season pleaded'"with
the man. for .moderation? In their talk
and actions so much' so indeed' that lie
lost some of his popularity with, theen
through advocating the rights of the
danners, as t'he union thought, too
much. 'AA'hon it was learned that iie
.was arrested, each one asked: the other
whose turn would come next. Surely
the laws of this Province do not pei-mit
dinners or any one else the right to
take a. man's llberly away from him
without good audi sufficient reason, and
In this case a dozen iinen.Wlho were
ilri the boat witlli, the informant, can
iprove that Captain Anderson merely
told the men the union had: decidedmot
to fish.for less;than'25 cents- and. they
had better, do the same. It this is (he-
case, where does the intimidation come
in? ' -""■ - ■ "'■'■ '■'■'■•'"'
PERSONALS.
. Mrs. John Pearey, \i-1feeif the popular street car. conductor, has returned
from Eastern Canada, after an absence
of several months. :*\lrs. Pearey, her
many friends wi|l be glad to learri, has
completely recovered'her'.health.'.'"    •'.'
■Mr. Harry McDonald., of 117S Comox
street, and ill-., George Gray,, of tlie
'Vancouver, club,'* left last week via the
Northern Pacific railway, en route to
Edinburgh, Scotland,"where they will
m.-i'ko an extended, nnd prolonged visit.
These popular young men will renew
their many acquaintances. A little
bird whispers to The Independent that
Harry, before Returning to~British Columbia, Wiil buy a. double ticket.    '
Some imagine that the functions of a
reform jiaper is to continually "gron.se"
and "kick" at everything and evry-
body. Tlie latest -complaint of our
chronics is that Arthur Puttee, .M. P.,
voted for that $2,000,000 military grant.
Supposing he did. is he to be politically slaughtered for it? Arthur Puttee
Is fighting .single-handed in the House'
ol^ColiiiiieiiiS-iirfi-nuliiiuM^no'-otli-tr-niod"-^
ern member ever did for the best interests of labor In Canada, under ihe
most trying and adverse circumsetnets.
We have llie fullest confidence in
Arthur, though we are In a large
measure opposed to grams for nillitnr
Ism.
TnE:-RE-S»T^:"Y"-:
Milled Labor
To Dispense
...IWIPTlis.»
Everything sold «t .reasdiiiible.
prices nml gimranlucd.   ■'
-■••;.       ThoUp-lo-iliite Druggist,
Corner seyiiiimr mid Hustings .
' ... Streets, Vancouver.   ■:
'Abraham Lincoln said In a message,
to Congress: There'Is, one point to
which I ask brief attention. It Is an
effort to place capital on an eipial footing with, If not above, -lnbor.'-. In Ihe
structure 'i'lf the government, lt Is
assumed that labor,,is available only
In, connection wllh .capital. Unit nobody labors unless somebody else commanding capital somehow by the use
ot it induces him to labor, Labor la
prior to, and IndeiMjiideiit of capital,
Capital Is only the fruit of, labor, and
would never have exMed ir labor had
not first existed. Labor is the superior
of capital and deserves much higher
consideration.
According- lo the despatches Attorney-General Eberts Issued orders to
swear In special constables to ko to
Steveston. Fifteen went from New
AVestmlns.ter and' eight from this city.
The appearance of such officers among
Come in
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Of the extent of the unprecedented
fthrtnkiiKC In prices (if reliable cluth-
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wear inuii ymi have seen sninc ot thu
most wonderful values of the use now
iibundniu In^nur store. New kooiIh,
which are' maklii'r ihelr appearance-
demand space for tlieuvselvcs^ Tlm
only course to pursue Is to "Ket 11
move" on the (roods left over. This
we are doing; with might and main,
thoiiKh ut a terrible sacrifice. It's a.
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Cor. Carrall and Hastings Sts.
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K. KILEY, - Pmrft SATURDAY JUIA*  14.  1900  THE INDEPENDENT  oooooQoao30ooo!]i30090'~-ooad9 (iooaaaaonaaaaaaaaaaoaoaaa  V  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft.  ft  o  o  ft  ��  o  8  o  ;- ft   .  ft  P,  ft  ft  ft  BPS THE.-  COME AGAIN CUSTOMER  WE WANT... '  The customer, who has boon promptly,  politely and intelligently served, and on  top of that realizes that he lias paid the  lowest bottom prices, goes away pleased.  The   pleased   customer   comes   back  again.  These   stores   are   run   with   a   Full  knowledge of these truths.  Join us.  -HUDSON'S BAY STORES  Granville Street  THE  FISHERMEN'S  DISPUTE.  coocccc-ccoeoccccecccceccce oooscoooccocooooococcoccco  INDEPENDENT -LABOR  'I'LAT-  FOR'M.        <)  Following is the Labor Platform  adopted by tlie Vancouver' Trades and  Labor Council :  1. That upon a petition being presented to the Government asking; for  'the repeal ot the exislng Law or the  enacting of "a new law, the Government  shall be compelled to take a Dlebisclte  -and repeal or enact as the majority  ���voting may decide. The petition to be  signed by a. number equal to 10 per  cent, of the vote cast at the previous  ��� -election.  2. That "eight hours shall constitute  -a day's work,  3. That the contract system on all  .public works be -abolished and ai'min-  jmum wage based on local' conditions  -be paid.  1. That no more public land be alienated by, deed or Crown grant to. corporations or individuals, hut that It be  "flensed in perpetuity subject only to a  . 1'air rental value.  5. That all taxes on industry and the  products of industry be gradually abolished, and the revenue of the muni-  -cipal  and  Provincial governments be  derived by a tax on land values.  6. Free compulsory, education; .free  ������educational materials, and free maintenance when necessary,  7. Government inspection of ali.in-  -dustries.  S.   Public   ownership   of   all   fran-  ��� chisos, such as railways, telegraphs,  i telephones and all industries that par-  lake ���of. the.' nature, of; a monopoly.  11. The Union Label on 'all"manufactured goods supplied the Government,  '-.������'where practicable.  '���  10.   Abolition  of property quallflca-  ���; tion for all public ofllces, and no money  deposit to bo">equlred when the candidate'.-: nomination is endorsed by 100  ��� electors In cities and 50 electors In  rural districts.  12. Liability of employers for injury  'to health, body or life.  12.   That a clause be Inserted in all  ���charters; granted, by the Government,  making; It necessary.that a. minimum  ������'������wage of $2.50 a. day be paid.  .   11. -The   total   abolition, of .''Chinese  rand Japanese Immigration.  7. The.aboiitlon of the sweating system.  8. The municipal ownership of street  cars, waterworks, gas and ��� electric  plants for the public distribution of  light, heat and power, ''  9. The nationalization 'of the telegraph, .telephone, railroads and mines.  10. The abolition of the monopoly  .systemItof. land holding and .substitution therefore a title of occupancy and  use only.  11. Repeal of conspiracy and penal  laws affecting seamen, and other workmen incorporated In the. federal and  state laws of the United Stages.  12. The abolition of the monopoly  privilege of Issuing money and substituting therefor a system of direct issuance to and by the people.-  A.\   APPEAL.  A'circular letter, dated "Washinslnn,  July 2, has just been Issued to llie  Trade and Labor organisations ol* America, by, the A. F. nf L.     It s>ays:  "Seven thousand cigar makers of New  York have, been on strike and looked  out for seventeen weeks with unbroken  ranks. They have been tyrannized  over anil forced into, abject conditions  of labor. '���': The ''tenement' house and  sweat .shop system of labor and child  labor prevailed. They are engaged in  a great struggle tn obtain decent condition.". In spite (if the combination  of all the employer.', they are maintaining a .splendid, .spirit, struggling in defense of tlielr rights nnd'the hope for  a life more fitting American manhood  and American womanhood. ���'������ There can  be no doubt ot their absolute victory,  If they are "given simply the barest necessities: that Is, bread lo live upon,  corporation njnnagor. The trades un-  The organisation has strained Its every  energy in support of these heroic striking, and locked out workers.' and.'we  now appeal to you any every trade and  labor organisation in the country, to  contribute (innacini a'-sistanee to the  full Iciifri'i ol* your and, their abiiity,  nnd thus make victory.doubly assured.  All reiiiiltiinceK should be made to Albert Maroiisek, .'li'l-'iSii K Seveiuy-Thlrd  Sheet,  New York  City, and notify by  postal  .card    N.    ltosenstein,    fiO'l  Elglity-Flrst street, New York City.  The World says:   If one half of what  Mr.   J.   II.   "Watson,   whose  letter  we  ptiWlish   to-day    in    another  column,  says,  be correct,  there Is urgent need  for  a  government  commission  to  enquire, into-the whole mutter.    We are  glad to learn that the white lisheriiion  have    exerted    thcniselviM    to    bring  nlbout an amicable understanding, and  hope they  will  not  (lespalr of nccolii-  plishlng that.   We have no desire whatever   to   engfuder   hard   feelings   be,?  tween winners and their men, but the  fact 'cannot  be gainsaid  that  only  by  union can tin llsherinen .hope to secure  proper   recognition   and   remuneration  for their dangerous'and arduous labors,  lt  will not  take the Japanese-.long to  find out   that  llu-y caiinnt    run 'tfili*  affair themselves.   They must amalgamate with the white llsherinen Or make  up   their   minds   for   endless   trouble.  The only solution lies in organization  and.union.  ���Mr.    Watson's   assertion    regarding  fishermen  working a season and finding nothing due to them for. wages is  a' most serious one, and we hope he is  quite sure of his fact��;*for a thing of  this kind cannot be passed over lightly.  There must (be no sweating of bully  ing  or  grinding  of   the   faces  of  the  pool" in this Province so long as there  are newspapers published.   If he could  produce evidence to prove his allegations we can promise him plenty would  be  heard  of   the   matter','  His   other  statement about  the; canners posting  intimidating bills Is also a very grave  charge, which ought not to be made  unless   there -be  substantial   grounds.  But it occurs to lis .JMtv .Watson holds  a brief against the ciii:tiers and Is making    statements    of    the    maximum  strength against them.   What we contend  is  that It abuses do  exist have  them thoroughly sifted and when possible:-. remedied.    We wish   to see* the  fishermen get fair wages and fair treatment, and We shall continue to do our  best to .draw the attention ��� of the'proper "authorities, to  the  matter so .'long  as anything in  the shape of injustice  continues.   .      '        ��� '......  If the Japanese 'persist; In their "refusal to join the fishermen's union we  think they are pursuing a policy they  will shave cause.to regret. -They must,  not'think, for a. moment that they control  or ever will control  the fisheries  here absolutely, or that In the.event of  fresh  accessions  of white and Indian  fishermen which  would    equalize    the  present    preponderance    of    Japanese  that  they could' continue  to fetch  in  fresh  thousands "from Japan  to main-  fain the Inequality.; Events have taken . place  and  lire taking place which  Willeffectuallly put a check upon that;  in. fact we are inclined to 'believe Japanese Immigration to this Province has  nearly reached Its limit. . If the Japanese joined  the  union .: the    present  trouble would (practically be at an end,  for the union ,Would  then  control  the  river.    The  Japanese cannot hope  to  "run out" the.white and Indians. That  is an ���.Impossibility .''arid as'long asY thtj  attempt to. do.so is. main tained "so; long  sh'alt there be; trouble.;"; Y i--Y-; Y":Y"���.'*"'������  'JThei best: \vay���"for  all  concerned   is  for  the  Japanese   to  join   the  union.  Then ;; ;a  fair "price;, for  all could;'be  agreed  upon  and   business  could proceed without '.interruption.'-."'.'. ".   '.'  CIHXEKE HADES.  An acknowledged authority on the  pronunciation of Chinese names as  transliterated Into English says that  there need be no serious dlfllculty in  .sounding the many Chinese names now  appearing in the newspapers If the  speaker will remember that the vowels In these names are uniformly those  of the Italian or Continental alphabet,  namely: c  1. A Is always about as a In far;  e always approximately as e In they  or then; I very like i In machine or  pin: o as either tlie o of song or how;  and ii nlwnys as the u In rule.  2. Also, It should he remembered,  every syllable has an Independent value and should bo given the value In  i>roniincl(itlon.   Y  :!. As for consonnnts. they are pronounced exactly ns written.  These three rules will secure as correct pronunciation of Chinese names  us can be secured without oral Instruction.  For example, under the first rule,  one would sny-tnh-koo, for Taku. not  t.ike-you, as one may frequently hear  the word pronounced.  Lee-hoong-chahng    for    LI     Hung  Chang, not ile-hung-chang.  Peh-klng for Peekln, not peek-in. ~.  Shahng-hah-ee   for' Shanghai,    not  sliang-liigh.  , Tsoong-lee yahmen for Tsung Li Tallica, not tsunglie yacmen, and so on.  Under, the second, rule",'Tien Tsln is  pronounced teeyen tslnn, accenting the  yen.syllabic; not teen tsln.  General Nienh's name. Is.Nee-yeh.. .  ,-. The Chinese coin tael is not tale, but  tah-ale .pronounced quickly.      -,'���!.''  Yun-nan  fu  is . yoon-nahn-foo,    not  yunan-fyu.  ."  In like: manner'all words' are pronounced with syllabic distinctness and  with  uniform voire! sound.      '  Under the third rule1 the Province  name Szechua'n Is.sounded,', not zekuan,  but nearly as zehchooahn. touching the  choo very lightly: Ngnnhwel;'; as ingg-  alinghoowayee, dropping the initial 1  sound; Lian-tong peninsula��� is leeahoo-  tong. and,the German possession Kiau  Chau is Keeahoo Chahoo.  As to the above;,however,'''it may be  remarked,; that Peking and Shanghai  have been so long'.'"Englished" in  sound that It .Would'surely;'be'pedantic,  to pronounce them' otherwise than'as  In general vogue amongst lis. Otherwise the remarks, quoted hold good.  THE   STREET  THE UNION   ISABEL.  I-  THE   LABOR PLATFORM.  At the��� 1898'..session of the Dominion  ���Trades, and- Labor congress 'held   in  AVinnipeg, the following plaform was  .adopted. .We would especially com-  anend it to; the consideration of the  workers of British Columbia   at   the  present time: -,. .  ,  1. Free compulsory education,',. ..  Y; 2., Legal, working day-of .eight, hours  '���and six days, a week."' ,'Y  Y;   YY-.YY  '���' 3. Government  inspection of all  in-  ;.-dustrles. -Y" ''���  ;' .1. The abolItionYof the contract system on all public works.  5. A minimum living Wage, based on  'local conditions. -  ti. Public ownership of all franchises,  .such  as   railways,   telegraphs,   water-  1  works, lighting, etc. '-Y.Y'"-  ==Y?,Y|.-ax!Ir.eform,.--by=lessening=taxatlon=  ��� on industry and increasing It on land  ; values.  S. Abolition of the Dominion senate.  0. Exclusion of Chinese.  10. The union label on all manufac-  'tiired goods,where practicable, on all  government 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 alt public ofllces.  13. Compulsory arbitration ot labor  ���disputes.  *    U. Proportional   representation yind  the cumulative vote.  lii. Prohibition of prison labor ln  ���competition, with free, labor.  A NEW PUni.IL'ATlON.  * Socialist I'evlew. vol. I, Xo., i,-;by  the Socialist Publishing company, 2*1  East'" Twenty-Third street, . Kearney,  Nebraska, Is on our table: It Is a clean  and very eredliable monthly, magazine,  and;n'o doubt ere long will take a first  place In our already 'long list of monthlies. The announcement says that  among the- things desired are: "To  ������substitute co'-operiiiioii for competition: unity], and ; universal '.brotherhood  for strife: and -fear; to help.,to"get."all"  men to do their thinking on their highest; plane:-'.ltd''think of palaces and.  mansions'" Instead of. 'hovels, poor-,  houses aiid 'Jails;-, to think'of health  instead ol* sickness, good instead of  evil, and to have, faith in men." It Is  also pointed nut.'-thnt "if ^something  said seems a trifle harsh -or rasping,  it will be been use: of the belief that  such, sayings nro necessary "In order  to make a truthful 'picture of present  conditions and to suggest t'he remedy."  These are noble sentiments, and we  Wish=the=new-voiiUire-Iong"-life~aTnd;  prosperity.  -AMERICAJ"   FEDERATION  OF LABOR  PLATFORM.  1. Compulsory education.  2. Direct legislation, through the Initiative and referendum.  3. A legal work day of not more than  ���eight hours.  ���I. Sanitary inspection of workshop,  cniine and home.  5. Liability of employers for injury  to health, body or life.  C. The abolition of the contract system In all public works.  WOULD   THEY   BE ..MISSED?  ',   ��� -,      v.  What would 'happen if all who work  should suddenly cense lo work? It  might occur to some that labor is as  Important as the class that absorbs its  product. Presidents, judges, heads of  departments, etc, -(iccasslonally.-.��� take  vacations and nre not grently missed.  Suppose cooks, engineers, firemen, etc.,  should Hike vacations, would they be  missed?  Messrs. Kills anil llnrvle, the -well-  known Cc.nilile street tonsoiial ni-llsts,  have ilecnriiu-d the windows of their  limit .-ihop with a unique und nrllstlo  Kirn.  The..  Independent  $1.25 a Year  Nothing has ever, before so;,well tit-  ted : the. purpose of its, intention as the  union label.! It is a. bright jewel in  the diadem' of honest, production; it is  the insignia of "white" clean, fair made  goods; it", is. the liivitation; to buy and  the safeguard against fraudulent traffic: it has knightly carriage in'Its bearing, and.comes w-ithY'vis6r;iiip;" It car-  lies With it nelthev threat nor reproach,  but more of entreaty and invitation; It  belongs only to the good, 'arid Us absence from the legitimate commerce iri  its line is cause for suspicions of fraud  and piracy on tlie high sea of bargain  and sale; it Is the north'star guide of  safety- for the direction of' the Wandering mechanic-and laboring man and Is  beyond the. reach of court'', corruption  or illegal.'.injuiiclion. Hold fast to it.  for It is good! It, is current. at pur  wherever honesly dealc. It will,bring  always 100 cents on eery dollar of  Investment. 'Demand its ipresence on  honest made goods of any and all  classes. , Hold.it up. and it will hold  you up in return. "Swear by it; frame'  it in memory as.the medallion of your  brighter.hopes and purposes. Worship  it falthftilly.Y It is a sure winner every  time.���Coining Events.  HIGHLY APPRECIATED.  . The labor party is greatly encouraged at the good showing made In its  initial attempt al politics. A convention has already 'been called to consolidate the party and prepare for  future efforts, and if another appeal  is made to the people It will doubtless  still furtli'?!' increase Its Inlluence.  Ralph Smith had a complete walkover in his constituency, and there are  uuiny Who (ilalm he Is the only mnn  available who could form a stable govern mem and enrry on tlie business  of the I'rovluce. Trnde unionists all  over the Dominion will .be pleused to  know thai the president of the Trades  and Labor Congress of Canada Is so  highly upprecluied where ho I.s best  known, In his .own home.���Industrial  lliinnei',  ol* London.  NOTHING TO AIUJITIIATH.  For once the employing class was  compelled to take a dose of Its own  medicine, and from the outcry raised  It did not seem to agree wllh them.  Ten days ago the builders association,  of , Spokane, cut building laborers  wages'to'30 cents per hour. A strike  resulted. The men wanted 37 1-2 cents.  The 'contractors wanted to leave It to  arbitration. Tlie'. laborers said: "We  have nothing to arbitrate." Tlie '.employers' were astounded; 'but were compelled to agree to the terms. The time  is coming, don't you hear it? Organize.  ���Industrial "World.  "RAILWAY.,  ',, Editor Independent,���I    noticed   . the  other .day In the city dally press   that  Mr. Buntzen, on behalf of theB. C. E.  railway company,  had  made an  offer  to the city to/pay a percentage on the'  earnings of the road, the amount to increase as the reyenue did.     Now'  my  object  in  writing is not to  find fault  ���������.ith''the'.offer which,.on.the face of it,  looks quite'*fair,/'but 1  would' like to  knowjf ther�� were any privileges1 asked  from tiie'city'.in return "for this 'offer,  as'in the report given in the press'there  is   no ..mention 'of  any. ',';* However, '���!'  may' .say,' I   have    heard .it" ruhiored  abroad "that -'.the', company'want 'iri: return'.an extension.'of the'leases of'Pen-;  der,   Rbbson' and  'Dayje'. streets," .trie  same* to expire at the'sametime asthe  long lease on* the ti-am  line of which  there  must  be IS or 19"year's .to. riiri:  yet.    As I iiaye'at hand no, particular  data of' these'ieases, 'I will  quote"-as I  nearly as possible from niemory what  I.believe were the terms of same. : The  eornpany were to have the useof the  said streets for either five or six years,  at the end of which time the city could  take possession iby paying the company  the   actual   cost    of constructing   the  same.;   IL' such is the case, would it not  be betierforthe 'city to take over the  tracks on  these streets.as  the  leases  run out, as, no doubt, it Would not pay  to operate theiii alone?   Would not the  city.in place of this percentage receive  a  rental   from   the company  equal  to  payment  for  their use?     Further the  contract for city lighting  must expire  about the same time as the Inst lease  of the above-mentioned streets. I would  say at that time, or before, it" the company   will  agree,  let tlie city offer to  buy'put the whole franchise.     Let us  work ul It oil thislight:  The city could  borrow, tlio; pin'ehase money for 3 'or'-I  percent.    The road by that time woiild  nt'least be paying a dividend of 10 per  cent.    Let any one'figure this out'and  they will, see. by doing so the city by  the end of the company's.lease, as now  tojun. would have the whole road paid  for.   from   dividends   made   over   and  above interest on borrowed money.    Oil'  course, iu nil arrangement of this kind  the coiiipany In consideration of giving  up their percentage would  bo entitled  in all justice to quite a consideration  above  the  actual   value  of same,  but  -stilli=tnklnir=thls=nll=iiito-eoilslderallonf  I  am  sure  the city  would  be gainers  thereby.    Mr. Editor, we heard during  the Inst Provincial political' light al all  the meetings held by Ihe different parties,  how   the one  party could 'go  the  other better ou'lhe public ownership of  railways.     Yes. the lnbor parly would  even  go one better  than  the Libernl-  Conserviillve   and    the   .Martin : pr.rty  could heal  tiicin both.    Now, let some  of tiiese gentlemen brjng out a scheme  to acquire the city street railway. There  arc  now   four genllenien  on  the  City  Coiineil wlioin I have heard ndviicaliiiir  thls'polloy on the public platform.   Let  tlieni rioiv show what tiny can do, niul  let  them  put   Into  practice what   Ihey  preached.    There Is one thing I would  advocate If Ihe railway should be acquired diy the clly.    Let It (be managed  by a  commission,  outside of the City  Council,  wllh a  paid controller'at the  head anil  I  mil. sure no one could  llll  the  bill   better  than   the iiresent  controller for Ihe  B.  C.  E.  railway coni-  puny, who has been the one man nboive  all others who has put tin; street railway In this clly In tho llrst-class condition It now Is In to-day, and who neems  not only to have the full confidence of  and respect of the company, but of nil  the citizens of  Vancouver and,  1  am  convinced, of all the employees of the  road.    Trusting some abler hands will  lake thls.niaUer up.  A CITIZEN.  V.tne-uver. July 12. moo.  [Not"���We,believe tha't the committee  did  not.  report   anything  at   the  City  Council last meeting.���Ed.]  CAtL"      .  At tho workjiiffinan's watchmaker anil jeweller  before purchasing anywhere else. Tie is known  through1 B." C. for good and cheap watches and  jewelry. .Watch repairing a specialty.  130 Cordova Street, opposite Savoy  .: Theatre, Vancouver.  j If you want vour  eyes tested call on  I our doctor of 'optics, lie -will test  froe of charge.  'D.WIDSON'.' Bi'O.-;.,'  'The-Jeweler,   '  w m �����  Kroni Their X��mniino, Southfiekl and  Protection Island Collieries/  Steam, Qqs  and  House Coal  Of the Following (irade*?:  mi-tie ���Scrconecl  l^innp.  ,Iiuo 'ofthe Mine.  ���\Vf.tf*iIiei.! Nu( -rincl  W c ree n i r\ k?4-  Wo liavc an Over-stock  CLOTHING for Hi is soa-  son of the yenr, and aro  dclcrmincfl t<> clear ii, uu"t  at, greatly Reduced    jfi  Prices.    Cull iind s-ee our  HAE(!,\.LNS.  R. ROBERTSON,  i!0 COIIDOVA STIIKET.  - Hunts unit Ciiiinfs nf nil klinlji for liirc.  I'lrst lliml. Mouse, west (',. 1'. It. MtHtlmi.  II. ll.Wnil.V. '  Revere House  COIt. SKYNOHK ANIM-il��HriV.\  M>.  (near C, 1*. It. Station.)  !*Mneold Kugllsh Ale. Stoul and Beer;  uestold Scotch und Irish whiskv; do*  nicslie nnd imported CiKars. Kverv-  tliiiiK up to (lie handle.  Kill II DUB  1). DAY, Proprietor.  ��� DiuiiiSi Cluiuilng, Pressing; 1'epnli-ing, Kte.  O kkick :   3M Teniler street.   Wor.us: 10.15  l'cilderStrect, VANCOUVEI*:, B.;C. . '.'.'.'  SAMCKI. M. HOI'.IXS, Hiii't'rinienilciit.  EV.VXS, Crtl.EMA.V .V  IIVAXS. ABenlf,  Viiiicouvur City, II. C.  G. E. Macdonald  Wcllington and Comox  zzzCOAL���  Any quantity from a ��,*  100-Ib. to a 100-ton order  on shortest notice. Price,  ton $6, 1-2 ton $3,25, J-4  ton $1.75.  Bimknni- loot of Abbott St.   lrl. 2UO  Dp-tOTn Oflice- CI2 llastinfl!, St.   Id.'  2K)  Arlington Hotel  Cordova St. West.  Headquarters for the! engineering trade  in Viitmonver.  Liquors and Cigars  Kirst-class ronins from i>0 cents up.  ROBT. HUNTLY,   ���-   -   PROP, THE INDEPENDENT^  SATURDAY..... ...JULY 14,  1900  The rate for classified ndvertlseincnts is  one cent a word, but no ad. will he in-  uarted tor loss Vhu.li 2j cents.  Union Directory.  ViA.NCOt.rvKR TRAD'** AND 1.A.HOI*  Council. President, Jus. Dixon; vlee-  jiresldeut, J. 11. Wtusun; secretury, J.  O. Marshall, V. O. box IM: linanclal sec-  ���retaiy, '���'. Williams: treasurer, C. K.  Moncli; siatlsiirliiu, \V. -M.icUiln; ser-  Kcant-at.aiiiis. XV. Davis. Pailliinientary  con intlti'i.���Chairman, John l'l-.irey; sec-  rctiiry, .1. "Morton. *Meolliuj���l'lrst and  third Friday in each nioiiili, at 7.SQ l). in.,  ln Union hall, coiner Dunsmulr and  Hctner streets.  VANCOr'U TVl'OGItAVlllCAL UNION  No. ii-li. meets tho,lust Sunday In each  luoiilh at Union liiill. I'rcsldent, K. I,  Woudriiri"; vice-president, J. C. Marshall;  ueoietary, J. V. Wnlldns; 1'. 0. box IM;  treasurer, \\". Brand; sergeanl-at-arnis,  Cuss J. l>uim*, executive* committee���  Cliulrmnn, .1. C. -Marshall; Geo. Wilby,  C. S3. Campbell, CI. T. Lluttoii, W. Ann-  Strom*. Delegates to the Trades and Labor 'council, .1. C. Marshall, Ceo. Wilby, C.  S. Ca-iiiiheU.  "WrilKIST 1U.V1LWAY. MHK'S UN'ION-  Meets second and fourth Saturday of  each month, in Sutherland Hall, corner  Westminster avenue and Hastings Street  ut S ii. m. president, 3. Harton; vice-president, E. A. Snyder; secretary, II. O.  Thomas; treasurer, J. Jenkinson; conductor, A. Hoss; warden, A. Kussell; sentinel,  <.**. Lenfesty; delegates to Trades and Labor council;  John  l'earey,  .1.  Barton,   Ii.  "���Brunt,.A. G. Perry, J. W. Taxman.  Vl'lTAII. OLEUKS' .1 N'TBllX'A'riONAL  J'lotL-cllve Association, Local No. ���!?!).���  ���'��� President, <"*. 13. Kci'l'oot; llrst vice-president, J. It. Jackson; second vice-president, 3. Hurray: recording: secretary, W.  J. Orr, 31? Harris street; financial, M'r.  3. While; guide. 1'. A. MeaKher: guard,  L. l'areul; treasurer, I). ."McLean; (rrlev-  ance committee, .lohn Peters, T. A. Phillips, E. E. C. Johnson; Trades and Labor  council dolomites, John I'etcrs, 10. 1:'.. C.  Johnson, p. A. Meagher; finance committee, P. A. Jk'.it-her. 13. A. TeeUel. Meeting; every first and third Tuesday in the  month, in Sutherland's hall, Westminster  avenue.  .INTlWNATIOXiAL .UK1CK1.AYKKS  and Masons' Union, No. 1, of U. C���Provident, ,las. .le'f't'rey; vice-president. Win.  Darker; corresponding secretary, T. A.  liurniuti; tiiianclal secretary. Wm. Taiie;  tyler, Wm, ISianlsa.'lleets every. Holiday  evening iu Union hall.  Meetings.  V.'O. 'E.���VA'NCOUVFJt AKKIKNO. II,  F. O. I:*., nieeis every Wednesday night,  tiiid second Wednesday only of the niouUis  <>C July, August and September. Vlsillng  members weleomo. Ji. W. Pindley, W. P.,  Province olllce; S. n. Robb, W. S.,  World olllce.  1. 0.-O..F.. SI. -U.���LOYAL THINK KOR  EVBIl lodge. No. 739".!, micets every second and fourth Tuesday iln the mouth In  the hall, .over Harvey's store, corner of  Hastings street and .'Westminster avenue, Vancouver; sojourning brethren cordially Invited. X'. Black, N. C; H. XV.  Partridge, secretary1.  Real Estate.  REAL ESTATE SNAPS.  LOT ON     THIRTEENTH .. AVENUE-  Ncar Manitoba���only $110; this Is a bargain. T. Mat'heivs, -117 Hastings Street.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  LOT  ON , M ELV1LLB   STREET���NEAR  Bute, 3;!,feet;  nice situation; only IJG73.  T.. Mathews,  -117   Hastings   Street,     y  HOUSE AND LOT ON TENTH AVENUE,'" "Mount Pleasant, near Westminster Avenue, 7 rooms; in good condition;  price $1,0M. T. Mathews, .117 Hastings  Street.  NEW HOUSE AND CORNER LOT ON  Ninth Avenue, with modern conveniences.   Price  $1,230;  .terms   to  arrange.   T.  Mathews, Hastings Street.  NICE   LOT. ON   HARWOOD   STREET,  near Thurlow, 33 ft.; fine view of Eng-  . tlsh Bay. Price $.',30. T. Mathews, 417 Hastings Street.  LOT ON SEVENTH AVENUE, MOUNT  -Pleasant, near car line. Only $323. T.  Mathews, .117 Hastings Street.  HOUSE AND LOT ON HOMER STREET  near Srciythe; six rooms and bath. Only  $1,350. These buys are worth looking up.  T.   Mathews,  417 . Hastings  Street.      ���*"  Help Wanted.  MEN WANTED FOR WHITE PASS &  .Yukon Railway���2.000 rockmcu, wages  "8.30; board Jl per day; also men for station work, at highest rates. Special rales  to Bennett.1'Ai'ply A. C. Ross, -USTi Cor-,  Uovaslreet.  DIRECT LEGISLATION.  Direct Legislation���Law-making by  the voters.   '  The Initiative���The proposal of ji law  by a percentage of the voters.  -. The��� Referendum��� Thr>���vnte_iit���llie  polls on a law proposed through the  initiative, or, it petitioned for by ft percentage 'ot the voters, or any law passed by a legislative body.  Proportional T'epresenliition���A plan  of noinlnutlng and electing legislators  and executives which shall voice the  exact choice of the voters in proportion  to their numerical strength;  The Imperative Mandate,���The right  to vote out ot olllce through the Initiative and Referendum nny ofliclal who  ���Culls to perform his duty.  UNION BARBER SHOPS.    '  The following Is a complete list of  union barber shops In Vancouver, is  your barber on the list?  .Sims' barber shop, Pender street.  Elite barber shop, Hastings street.  Bon Ton barber shop, Hustings  street.  Porcelain Bnths, Cambie street.  diarvie '& Ellis, Gamble street.  Savoy Barber Shop, Cordlva street.  Golden Gate shop, Abbott street.  Smalley's Barber Shop, Cordova  street.  Boulder Barber Shop, Cordova and  Carrall streets. '.   .  The Whittler Barber Shop, Carrall  slreet.  Oyster   Bay   Barber   Shop,   Carrall  ���street. - :  Union Barber Shop, Carrall street.  O.-K. Barber Shop, Hastings street  , cast.  Tin: i'i!As::i: kivei; diefum'i.ty.  Editor Independent;    Perhaps al this  (lute nioiv  lliati  any other the  tishing  industry  of  this   Province   Is   drawing  nioiv   attention    and    being  discussed  iiimv than any industry here.   The reason   is   l'orliiiu's  and   starvation   looks  lit   two 'hiidli.s  of. iiii-ii.   fiirliiue stares  Ihe fiiniier in  the  face, und Hows into  his   |u���-kot   if   he  can  crush   the  poor  tishiM-iiiau   'down, in   .hi-;   price   as"1io  lilthoi'tii    Hits    don,.;    and    slarvallon  slanei   tlle   fisherman   lit   tlle   face   for  the  rest   nt'  Hi,,  year  If he  allows  tlle  eaiineiv  to do   this  ureal  wrong.    Tile  dinners ."ay ihey ean'i  pay 23 cents per  llsh. and   the  llsherinen .say   they can,  and must.     This is Ihe position of affairs up lo now and  Hie canners may  thank themselves for tlie po��ltluii ihey  are iu  in-day���no enviable one  for an  honorable man���If il is true (ami there  is   abandonee   of evidence   to   be  produced)   that   tlie  canners   have   for   a  number of years ground the men down  In   their  prices   till   at   last  they  have  been .compelled   to  combine  and   form  a union to hold their own against, the  (���aimer-*, who have combined and  dictate terms to the llslierinen what they  shall .sell the results of their labor for.  The   formation   of   the   Canners'   coni-  Ujiiie  threatened  the extinction  of  the  white man from the industry, and the  lisheiiiien   saw., their    only    salvation  wa�� lo combine also. The canners have  flooded the-country with Japanese la'b-  or on purpose no drive the white fishermen from tlie lislving grounds, but if  the white fishermen, are true to themselves   they  will' cunie  out  victorious  in this struggle and .show the canners  that  it  takes'two lo make a  bargain.  And allthe while the canners. say they  will not  recognize the union nor have  anything   to  <lo   wltlii-.lt,   which   only  goes to show the public, and  world at  large  that  these canners  have  a   diseased brain loadliig-theiii or else they  have  the swelled   head,  which  it  is I  am  not  prepared  to say, excepting as  1 am able to judge from them of tholr  past,   and   my   experience,   has   taught  me Unit the eannerymen 'are an autocratic oulllt who think everybody must  cringe   and   knuckle   under   to   them.  But ihe day .has gone by for this sort  of thing,  the day  has gone by  w'hen  fishermen   will  work   for  two  months  for  the  eanneryiiien   for   their  buurd'  These  men  have grown fat  and built  palaces  out of  the earnings  of  those  l'shei'men.     I   am   informed   on   good  authority that some ot them.have built  their   cannery   with   all .modern    improved  machinery  and  in  one  season  have paid off the cost ot" the cannery  aiid had $S,000 to the good.   They have  "blowed" of this, yet they tell us they  can't "afford  to pay 25 cents .iper fish,  'perhaps  not   if   they   wish    to    make  money  as  fast  as  In   the   past.    The  fact Is. Mr. Editor, the 25 cents Is the  fair price between -fisherman and dinner,  arrived   at  after weighing. eveny  polnt. " Have  you   ever  thought whnl  a reduction of live cents means to the  lis'iernien   supposing  the  price of fish  Is ''dropped to 20 cents'.'   It Is estimated  there will be 7.000 fishermen on the river   this  year.    Supposing ..these , 7,000  men catch 30 llsh  per night, a reduction of live cents means a loss of $2.50  individually, or a loss over all of $17,-  500,    Keep this up for a month of L'S  days   and   ijidrvidually   they   loss   $70  and   collectively  nearly : $500,000..   This  FIVE HUNDRED T'HOUSA'ND  DOL-  LA.USgoes into the pockets of a few  canners  instead  of  into  the hands  of  tho 7.000 llslierinen and hence into our  merchants'   pockets.    la   the  past   the  fishermen   have   received  as  low as  7  cents per dish.    Look at the enormous  profits which. have "been''.made by  the  dishonest 'methods   pursued   by   these  avaricious  canners;   why    they    have  made   millions   of  dollars   out   of   the  hard and perilous earnings of the fishermen, and so it is.that the llslierinen  felt they had -to form a union'lo hold  their own, and instead of tlie canners  bucking it and ignoring it they should  recognize li to be. one of the necessary  adjuncts of modern civilization for the  elevation   of   t'he   masses,   an   adjunct  they can use  to advantage to themselves if used with a spirit of fairness |  as numbers of employers in this city  and elsewhere can prove.   But K they  think the union will stand any underhanded, unfair treatment they will be  mistaken.    Get   together and  talk  this  matter over one with llie other, hut in  getting  together do so  lu  a. spirit  of  give  and   take.    If  the  cannors can't  do .Mils, my advice to the llsherinen is  light the matter out  to the bitter end  and  to.the victors belong the spoils.  .7. li.  WATSON.  =A"a II cull vwj=.I III yjil 1 .=4 'JOO.-1'- ���    ������'���������-  of last year's council can verify. If, as  he says, the men were coming into tint-hop of tlie present contractor and  making complaints, this is a matter  between tlie men and the cnuti-actor  and is no affair of mine, nor do 1 think  It should concern Mr. Williams. If.  as Mr. Williams states, the contract  was taken too low to supply the material as per sample, would It ant have  been better for the present contractor  to have made tills known to the council  rather than substitute Inferior g Is'.'  Tlie council could dial wllh ll 1 ill as  they saw lit and call lur new lenders.  I cannot see how Mr. Williams can uphold a man who would do aiiylhlng  else. Mr. Williams Insinuates lhat 1  would be pleased to talie the contract  off his hands at the same price, Tills  statement, like nil Ills, other statements.  Is based on supposition, and 1 may  say my- employees are earning more  money than Mr. Williams ever earned  at tailoring since I .knew him. Right  here, let me show you who Oils great  labor agitator Is. He Is the same Williams who a few years ago fought the  tailors' Union In this city against the  passage of a bill which called for n  minimum scale of wagos and later on  moved a resolution in a union meeting  lo admit Japanese journeymen tailors  into the union In the' hope, no doubt,  of driving tbe best workmen out of  tlle city and leaving the work to him-  .self-and his Japanese friends, in conclusion I would advise this "man Williams in future to make, statements  that lie 'knows to be true and not ns  lie repeatedly states in his letter he  lias heard, or roport says, etc.���it would  be more manly, and the reading public  would think more of him. I would also  advise him to find some .oilier method  of 'bringing himself before tlle public  again, this time, .posing as a city  father, than by writing letters containing so little common sense as his  last. s. Mcpherson.  ���Merchant Tailor.  A'aneouver, July 11, 11)00.  LONDON  STREET  RAILWAY  STRIKE.     ...  Joseph T. Marks is out With a Ions  article in the Industrial Banner regarding the attempted bribe of Mr. Everett's agent to him to throw the.street  railway strike. In "one place Mr. Murks  says: "Mr. Everett's agent at last  said, 'Look here, -Marks, if you will  Just get out ot this thini;' we tee! we  can soon iix It: you have done your  best and lt will be no disgrace to pull  out now. If i am In a job and somebody else offers'me more money I am  going to take it as a matter of 'business. Now we can make it worth your  while to draw out of this thing and  no one need ever know of this interview, and no blame can "come to,you.'  I replied that I desired to see a- settlement, but not in that way. I felt sure  the men would meet, any , honorable  compromise that would protect them in  the future, and if the company Would  recognize their mistake and rectify it  organized labor could show them by  their support' it was tlie best move  they ever made. Before.1 left I was  informed that It' at. any time I wanted  a. favor, or if there were any of my  friends I would' like to get a situation  for in Cleveland,! had".only to call  or write about it. The one aim was to  buy out a throwing of the strike, either  by using' money tor that purpose or  by producing a split in the division or  the Trades Council. Everett's representative dwelling oa the fact that  'hi'so ihings were often done and easily  worked. L notified tlie committee, as  I felt it liiy duty to do, and 1 had no  intention of giving any publicity- lb  the affair, but when- 1 see the tactics  that have been adopted, and for other  reasons that 1 am not making public  now, 1 feel it Is my plain'duty to apeak  out. I am willing to take an affidavit  to the truth of. the statements I have  made and will swear to and defend  them in a court of law if required. The  people of London can now see the  straits this corporation is in, but it  will be just as well to know once tor all  that if a settlement is reached, it will  be a fair and honorable one. .Everett  may have money, but not enough to  smash this strike or crush organized,  labor in London.' "  WHOSE %  CLOTHES ARE     J  YOU WEARING?!  IF you're woiir- ^  ing Clements' $.  Made you'vu got the ^  host, olit-iinublo  A  You've got the i>io|>cr elnlh, Ihe  correct 'mvIc. h* in'"nVcl ill, mid X  nmilc by lAMKI UMIIN 'IfOi'MtS. <fb  lliivoymi Mum oiir'tf>3n EA X  range of .Suitings m iPJV-Jvr iff.  If you haven't you are nil-slug qI  a I'liance toci-oiiiiiiii'/e.   They're ^^  cheap because ol' llieir real gooil-  ues.-.                             ...  ���  S0OOCCQQC0CQC30COCCC0C0OC0Q0COQQO0OQCCCCC0CQCCC0QC5O0O'  GO  OO  THE  Chas. Woodward Co.,  LIMITED^  If it tonics (rum tlu-nicnts* it's correct*  GEO. CLEMENTS  ...MERCHANT  ...TAILOR  a439 Granville Street  NOTICE.  XVo are again 'offering a.. Scholarship  free for tuition and books to the student  of. Public Schools of Vancouver passing  into the High School at the coming examination with the highest marks in Heading. Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Composition and Arithmetic.  For conditions apply to the Principals  of the , Schools or the undersigned.  Tlie i!. li.i\;Vng��l ('imiiiHirdiil (.'���'llegi*  1'.   O.   Box  347. Vancouver,  if C.  mmmmmM  i.--  A  GREAT TRAIN   in  iMjuipimMit.iii ���"���pood and in its  variety of Thi'ou;;li Service.  A Through First-class Sleeping Car to Toronto, to jMont-  real, and from Banff Hot  Springs to St. Paul.  A Through Tourist Sleeping; Car to St, 1'iiul daily, and  Tourist Sleeping Car to Toronto niul Huston Three .Days  every week.  Tlie    "J.\ll'HIIIAli    Li.M1TK1>*''  lime is arranged to pass the  grandest scenic features of  the Canadian Pacific Line  during daylight.  Pamphlets furnished  free.  E..1.COYI.I:.  ��� .. . 'JA.MKS .SCI.ATKli,  A. If. 1'. A.  '.; Tleket Agent,  Vancouver, it. C. -rJH Hastings St.,  Vancouver It. ,C.  1'OKMKItl.V C. U'OUUU'AKU.      '  Viir Friday and Saturday only we offer Hest Kngllsh Floor Oilcloth  , at :*:i ccuis per yard.  ���inn yards ol extra  heavy AVhlt.' Sheeting,  2 yards  wide,   III l-:v  yd.  Ladles' Wrappers, "fie, $1.00 and i-l.2.\ Don't miss seeing tlUMii. These  prices are for Saturday only.  Hoys' illouscs, ��*>o, on l-'riday aud Saturday only. Tlie regular  prices were Wc. 7.V and file. They are made of white duck, brown holland  and   blue  and   white   gahilci. . ,  l''or oao week only, our reglar leader Wc; regular Sl.iVi for .Sl.ft'i regular ?'J.lXl for .*l.i'.0: regular J'J.iu tor $1.%; regular ^..Ml fur. 18.10: regular  SI.*"*! for S!.7.">; regular s:!.ilu,for ^t. .���  See (air Dinner Scls. $7.00 each  up: Toilet Sets, >l.*i0 each up to .��:  fllasswure, Tumblers, lloblels,   Wine fSlassos, etc.  SOI lOOt* HOOKS for the chlldien Just  promoted.  SOA'I'S���Genuine French Co-Mile, iRu per bar; l'lne Tar, fie'per cuke:  Oatmeal. t"ic pcr'hiix: ON Gall Stiila Soap, 10c cake; Woodward's Soothing Soap, tl for Mc '.  SlWluMHIt SIvUdOl'S-Adams' Health Salts, 10c Uu; I.ime Juice, We'  liollle; Root Iteer, lee bottle: Citiale of .Magnesia, fiUc lb.; Tanglefoot  Fly  Paper, two double sheets tor fie, IKi sheets fur 50c.  Mail Orders Solicited.  Cor. Westminster Ave. and Harris St.  OCO CCCCCGCCCCcdcCCCCCGCC^ '  O!:!^.  Teach  Your children   -music!    TIiovo ��� ���  is pk'H.smv mid prolit in It.   The   0,  best Cnnmliim niul Jhiylif-h  -Pianos,  tho best Ciumiliim Oruiins; lli'>--  ���'������joti  '��� L'rutotyi'u"  Ittmd Jpriiiii-  nients'; timlthu best in nil  Mt-tsical GoocIb^  All nt nt-ST prices mid tcniiHut  BouJt's Music Store  ,'WO Granville Street, opp. 1'..0..'  ���  % Cleveland and  Tribune  CGQCCOCCOQ  | Wm. RALPH    ��S��^!EI����� I  24 Cordova St.  ������������������������������-*���������������������������������������-*���  FOR A  Subscribers not receiving their paper  ���will  kindly notify   The   Independent.  TMK OITY CbOTIIING CONTRACT.  ICdltnr Indftpendent: My attention  was called on Saturday to a letter In  ;The Independent, signed ijy one I'*. Williams, In re to the city clntlilii'ir contract. From the. tone of the article  I think tills W'lllliiins niiiHi be the fianie  party who on June Hill had the nerve  to drop J'JOU of somebody's money lu  an endeavor to let those who did not  know It before learn how foolish a  nian can be who has no redtralnt on  his self-conceit. However, you would  think that the riwtilt of .Mine Dili would  have tiiuKbt him the lesson that the  people of this oily will take no slock  In the statements contained In his letter. Hut as there may be u few people  in the clly who -nil-flu llilnlt thin Is  Monie responsible party, it licci>ni"n  necessary to contradict tlio statements  contained In his letter, which are absolutely false. Kemii'dliiir the allliinco  said by him to exist between I'hlof  Carlisle and myself, I have never spoken to i.'hlef I'arllsle or any other chief,  mayor, alderman, ex-alderman or any  city olllcinl. or asked anyone else to  Intercede for me In scsurliiR city con-  tractH, but have always secured them  on their .merits, and have completed  the same to the satisfaction of all concerned. Notwithstanding the fact that  this same-individual, lias done.everything In .his power lo obstruct my progress in carrying out the same by making representations to the council  which were without foundation, which  was clearly proven, and any member  .Warm weather is upon us. Now,  is the time to look out for a first-class  baker, who makes good and wholesome bread. Tlie Superior Bakery  fills the bill completely. Free delivery  In any part of the city. Tel. 109. Deck-  ort & T'eitze, proprietors, corner Duf-  erin and Fifth avenue.  All  tlie new   stylos  Ml     'MaNI"I;'A'*TIJ''E.**!**'y  PiiicKS, from S2.5��  up. Sund fur .en la-  lojiuc' of pliotouT'ipie  supplies.  of any (lesoriptjon on  jMotsil. Wood, Stone or  Cloth.    Cal  on .us.  THE  LOBEt^iGN Works  :jM Homer IStred, Vmicouvcr.  Titos. Siiakp, Mimtiner.  Our motto:   ironest prices und promptness.  J. P. TURNER  W'in'os, Li(|iioi's and Citrai'.s  670 Granville St., Vancouver  Telephone !IM.  BAILEY BK��&. CO., Ltd.  HOOKS, HIATIONI'.IIV,  I'lloTO M.'ITUKS, ETC.,  las Coriliivii street      -     -     Viineiiiiver. li: C.  The Artizafi aiid       0  Workingman Needs  Good Drugs  i^ Medicines  Coed foi'et Articles.  We Sell Them.  NELSON'S DRIG STORES  IIX) Cordovn Street, Cor. Abbott,  SU1 Granville Street, Cor. Kubsou.  CV Bring us your I'KGscitiPTiqNs.."  F>1cLennan9  Mcfecly & Co*  LE AND   11KTAIU  DEALERS   IX-  Hardware  WHOLESALE AND ]IKTAIU DEALERS IX-  Shelf and Heavy  ..������-..      SOLE AGENTS FOR: Electric ''"Rubber   ."Beltirig;    Beardinori-  ���':   Double and Single Leather   Beltlngi; YM'ajesrtlc   Ranges;   Jiuuefc-.  Stewart's Wood Stoves; Valentine's .Varnishes and Colors;.Fulr--  ���*.*"'  "bank'ts Scales;  Giant Powder Company's   ,'Y ,'     "  - :-:   -^  Also the Kegistered Briind of  SUNSET Axes,.. Saws..'Sliiivels-',-.;  ���    " Spades,   Cutlery,   Razoi-s.-Harnmers, Hatchets, etc..   : Y,...        '':  MAIL   ORDERS  RECEIVE PBOarPT;ATrI*EOT^  Mail Order* Receive Prompt Attention.  A GOOD VIEW  .251 ffiflf  Bc-mo men nro well "lothed iroin one  poimt ot view, but you see them at an-  Mhc-r angle, and their clothes aro full ot  wrinkles and crudity nponks in nil lines.  WE UNDEftSTA��ND HOW TO CLOTHE  OUU CUSri\>ME,ns so thnt back, front  or sldo view la equally correct and elegant.  '  DAN. STEWART  130 Corclovn Wti'oet.  Tlio First Labor Paper pub-  ��lishoil in thu intert'st of . .  0 labor and we are tho First  0 Store to serve tlio public .  0 The Cheapest Reading  ��in Viincouvei ���^^  You Bring Back Two Old Novels and  Take One of our New Ones.  GALLOWAY'S ..  130 Hastings and  "14 Arcade  iiiniiji  11   or other Hplit urlicli'*- nt /cry reiu-nimblo  1/   rates.   AUSTIN* A JUADAN, Wl l'o\v��U sit.  ��f>icer SbingKe MiSI  Co., Ltd.  For Sumnier Fuel and Kindling Wood.  Suitable Fur Cookini; Sieve, Air  right Henle:-  or Grille.  $1.50 Per Load  Jly far tli L'Chcnpost, and tu every wny the mos-  ���intisfnetory fuel in the lmirtcet.  North Kud Cambie Street Jlridue  TISI^KPHONIS 3<��>;  W. T. FARRELL,  lCniploj,'nient  unci Oenenil Aijent-.  Weill ICHtrite find Irmurimce TJi-olcer--  'i.rspmilk-1's     - -  =Arclilteetual=.I!liiiis=iind=  l'reinired.  l'��nn mid Timber iJiiels, llnshiess nnd Itesi-  deutitil City l'roperty lor .sale.   Special atten- ���  tlon (,-lveii Hi HelllnK nnd runtluK Iiuhmj and  store proiierly; rents colleeled;   ex]>erleneed .  valuatoi'.  Itooiil 7. -rhiimpHOti'OuIe i:ilocIc.  519 Hastings St., Vancouver  The"  I  ioooooooocoooooooooi;  the Only Uii-to-Dali' drill IIihuii  which In ll."i'l( Ik 11 niiariiiilee  Class Hotel niidllestaiiruiil . .  5(X500000000C>OOOOOOOQOOOOeC  Seymour Streeet.  V  A. J. PRGULX,  Iuvoutorolfhc   -  'Piir��n iwipe Boitei  And >'ew Sleiim TliawIiiR Drills for Klondike  Miner*: ��� 0nsand Stenin-llltor'iConttwtor, ete.  Olllco and Works, (MM Howe street, .Viinvuuror,.  II. C.,.next -lost'Ofllve.

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