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 -***/���//  G . E. Macdonald & Co.  Wellington   hihI   C'omox   eoal.   Any  immity lroni�� lUOdb. tonHM-ion order  street; tele.  qiliuuity lroni h 1UU.ID. lo h icki.  Ton ��6, Jj-ton pt.'li. li-ttm *1.7fi.  Uiinkers���Foot of Abbott st  plioue '.110.   Up-town Olllce-  6J2.Hastings St. West  '1'llUlltt alt).  COLONIAL HOTEL  Corner (JrHiivillc nnd DnikoStruets.  I'lii-icu meals, pliw*>��M rootm*, all con-  vciitei.ct'H, hut hikI until h'tthr*, Ijlllirint  ttiitl pool parlor. ln*M)*t-"i'ke 1 Ijnr. ,S>*ir-  ejtl Itoifi Ui nil Jli'Iiihti [ch mi Ktilsu Crui k  mtil 0. I'. H. h!io|>s. Kmm, fl h <!ay  fl.iiU h week.   T. G. 11L1UI1,. pro|*riutu-.  VOL. 2.  VANCOUVER, 13. C., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1900  VANCOUVER^ LABOR HALL  \  A -Resume of Affairs in Connection  With the New Temple.  The !4th day ot the present- -month  !, will  lie Ithe  llrst  anniversary  of  the  ., Trades and Labor Council's occupancy  nnd ownership ot Union hull, on Homer  f /' street.   We  have  found   the  premises  j   'clean, well-ventilated und commodious.  That the  hall  has  been    of 'immense  beuelll to the cuuse of labor .none will  deny.   Unionism has advanced by leaps  .and  bounds.     A  reasonable estimate  ��rlll' place our membership at one-third  more than this.time last your.    Several  new unions have  been  organised  and  ���arc doing well.   This fact i|u Itself Is a  itciod proof bt the activity and sound  judgment of the Organizing committee.  .During tihe your there has been several so-called "strikes."   That Is, some  ut our uflilliucd organizations have en-  /    Kuged in strusgles with their employ-  {    ens to secure a larger .measure of Jus-  \    lice   tlKin  has  hitherto  been  accorded  /    them.  While not    wholly    successful,  (yet In each case distinct advantages  have .resulted from .these efforts., We  !hiu not iu favor of "strikes." Like  wars among nations, they appear to  lie necessary evils; they are the Inevitable result of unjust.economic condl-  u  lions.   Vivo of the most peaceful, and,  therefore, tihe most .pleasant of .the victories-we have'gained during the year  are the Sunday rest obtained by the  .Barbers' union, and the early closing  movement of the Retail Clerks' association. It is safe to predict that botih  uf thesemovements will be continued  by law in a very .short time.  *  ���Tin. boldest and most commendable  jiiove of the- Council during the year  was the placing of two Labor candidates in the Held,to.contest the Provincial elections held (n June lust. Both  uvri: defeated by large majorities, but  ud l�� ni>t?yciL IBy .theuittempt we,  found our weakness 'and our {Strength,  though defeated the solid *,otevO_"[ktlie  most thoUKhttul'.araong us, cast' for the  3 ndependent Labor candidates, gives  sure indication olMriumph In.the  fu  'U  '/ "uert:  I    the oi  ���    .Since, ditF'successtul atl^ptf"b)'^���.���(1( cl.^joii-the,first offriexlj numUi.  ��� V wv->rrri>ir' a w_"_8fev. !v$f ��� .  our j.iembgj_)"reinember tlils'.'-It'  "leave   the burden"  ot r  r, such   special, purposes  utive oillcers.  fTJjere. are manyj  le'mbers who "havfeVnot -lifted all  l-ACQUiRE-A HOTStE:---.!.,1^.  ror nuiselves*���or to'-c'liange the figure,  to  establish  headquarters  for Labor's  jjxucutivelrom wherice.to carryt'on.\vlth  ���jiiort: vigor and .effectiveness fth.e; campaign  _o<-  llie 'rights tof    the* people  agiiltist the poujer of '.tile stock-jobber,  .ihe monojiollst and the'machine poll-  .���Ucian���other l&ntfiil.labor bodies have  engaged Ih a similar undertaking.  Both  ���jiiiAttle and Winnipeg are contem.pla.t-  ���iiijr the erection of large and expensive  Jalior tenij'les.: We,hope.tli'ey will be al-'  tugt.ther successful," and therefore that  Ulifty will [not attempt to'carry out~en-'  .'lerjirlscs too great for their, resources.  ~Wit hope and believe Wiat'the time will  soon   arrive when   lubor,(-,\\lll o\yn  its  -own temjile '.11 every centre "of ,'popula-,  tlon in  the civilized.jvflrld.v  ,'���**  '    'While so much cah-Tdlijiy. be' said .in"  favor of the  work ori-'itlie--Trades,and  l_auor Council of Vjm&uver. und_its at-'  _Mlated . uniions.^diu'lng'She f^tertf,41 one  woid of caution unS'_eyen" uf'jrepflmand  may be uttered; here." Tlrere'tlias: been  a "lack of oneness of purpose."   Hence  has arisen;the  little  Internal troubles  -with ivhlch we lia,ve hudwo contend.  3 say this nut iu regard to ithe purchase  of   the, hall,   concerning'   which   there  'wud,n wnndoifulunsinlinlty. of opinion,  'bat In-reference,'to the accomplishment  ���(iflliu-!! 1 terlor~|iu i-poses~f or" w h lch~ tha  hall was bought and Is being operated:  Too many of us are little .independent  rings,   not  links  of  one  chain.      Our  thoughts*nml  purposes    circle   round  (iurselyef., and  like  a .certain cilnilnuj  ofrfild wedeny being respcinslble forjour  'brother's: welfare. , Until this condition  ,'flf things Is rntllr.illy altered  we ean-  Jint hope to do our.lieut work.  spite of such charges our enterprise has  been and Is a llnanclal  success.  However, lt must not be Imuglnal Hint  the Executive comnilltee has had a  time free from thought or anxiety.  Pur fiKim It. Much forelliousht, care  uud economy have hod to be continually exercised. And It'must be evident  to any thinking person Hint tho same  care und economy will be demanded  from the executive fur the next six or  seven yeurs. In oilier worde., until all  'labilities and ehtirges against the properly are discharged, It would be utter folly for the Council or Its executive to relax one lo.a of Its care and  vigilance. Then and not until then  debt. 'Then and ���" not until lllien shall  slKill we be utile to breathe freely.  Nevertheless the  WOIMC Ob* THE jSXECU'IMVE  sJjould  be much easier In the future  than, in the, past year.   I<*or when we.  Wink over the property on the 24th of  October, 181)9, the council exhausted the  whole of dts funds in making tlie first  puyinent on the property.   It then bo-  came'necessary to undertake extensive  alterations to lit tbe basement for our  purposes. .These  alterations,   together  with plumbing improvements,' involved  an outlay,of about i030.   All.this has  ben met out of our ordinary income���  not by the sale of stock.   Then again,  on the 2-tth of Apr.il, 1000. when the flnal  .payment hud to be made to the trustees of  the Methodist church, as we  could not dispose ot sulllclent,stock to  meet the .liability, a mortgage hail to  be arranged for i'i.tm, and we also had  to draw-upon our ordinary funds  to  the extent of $280, which, of course, had  to be repaid oui of our current Income.  Several members also have surrendered their shares, whlcli have been another  charge, on  our Income.     These  facts will show that the executive committee has had many tlnanclal.tllfllcul-  lles to contaivd .with, during the past  year.   The regrettable point Is ;that if  till or even half of our members hail  realized their duty and purchitsed stock  to the extent of their ability the committee  would  not huve  been  so hampered with .difficulties.  In concluding this brief resume of the  year's work, I .wish to refer to another  financial obligation, to!meet which the  executive committee  (niweds lmimbdia-he ASSISTANCE.  A note;of $500,which., when paid,.will  reduce the mortgage to $11,000, must be  met on the first of .November next;  half of ' : this , .amount the com-  mlttee.iwlljir-ecejve t'roni a special fund;  the balance musFb'e ruiseil by ihe'irieni-  bers themselves. We did not anticipate  having to meet this charge during the  current j-ear.^JBi^t the loan^.could not  have been * arranged on s&mi advantageous tevtps as we obtalij*^ except  obliga-  ' WilL'  ibfje re'inember this'.f-lt'is.'.'not  fair tl_,,"lettve the burden" ot ralsliuj^  funds or, such ��peclal_ purposes wlttt*  our exeoi ' "  of ourmemb  linger: to aid .tlills enterprrseiasJyet,,butl|  they share the advantageVequ'nlly with  the rest.   Is it manly or'just to take  nil kind   give   nothing?   This  Is   what  every  unionist,,ls  doing  who^has not-  bought at least one shareAlt Is a disgrace to tlie cOjUscbf unionism In such  a progressive "city as;.Vancouver that)  these  thi list-  should   lmve  to1 be sald^  The advantages of iiossesslng .such a;  property  are imtent    lo    all.' Indeed,  nearly; every union has specifically,;re-J  allzed  these advantages, and profited  by them this year.   The claims of the1  institution.therefore need no urging.   A  oit'lsien who refuses to defend his country in(tlme of'peril is no patriot, and a  unionist who reruses to help In a oasei  of'thls kind is a mocjtery and a sham-  On the other .hand thcre^uie many who  h'avp done their utmost and, they have  their reward. ..I,'-. P. XV.  NO.  tii'k trusts mmm  li. li. Conner Says Tiiat if They Arc  Not Suppressed They Will  Destroy Government.       :;;  jiolltlcnl oligarchy. ���Muke the para-  luouni Issue your right to honest and  independent government.  H. H. CON.NOK.  AS TO  FLN'ANCKS.     '  It Is safe to.sny that our most san-  . guine untlclpiit-ons* h'nve lieen' exceed-  tsi.   It was tiioughl In our llrst estimates that provided wo were liberally,  xiipported by the different unions that  we should make a tint profit over current expenses of about  if'IO a month,  ��r |,160 a yqir.. When our balance sheet,  fur lDflO, Is J-moiilii out It will bo 'found  tlwit our p'rofits In tho year's operations  will exceed>$500.'y'.INor was   the   couii-i  , rl! at nil sparing lu granting inc. use  Jl' i>f  the  rooma'^wltlioiut charge >jbr,,'all  organizing purpo_M|fi,Sj|jid  eiieclal meet-  liws. 'No rc-cord has ijeen kep^'pf'tlidse  ���ncetlngs,    but they , would,''certainly  make  a  Inrge  total   during   the.'ffrst  eight inoiitlis,of>t'*'i'-ye'i'r.   Many mee^N,  inu's huve been heldsto'organlz'e,differ-  rut branches of t)*n'de, and dur^tig^thf  ilshenmi'ii's dispute -with  the canners,  'meetings in the larger hall,were of*air  'most nightly and dallyoccurreiice./TheJ  ���carpertiers," *^bVlcklayer^^stoneautfers,  ���and machlnlsts'liad manyape'olalvmeet'-  inee, tor which' no. charge,"..was" mage.'  Tetall these things tdgether^hnve-made  ��ur *uel and light bills very heavy.   In ,  GOOD FOR "JACK."  '���The employees of the- B. C. Electric  Rnllway company were astounded the  other. mornliig'/lOf see John Campbell,  the well-known'motornian and athlete,)  back of the burn shaking hands with  himself. The comnilltee appointed to  In.yestlgute found- lhat John had that  irajf become the father of a bouncing  baby boy of lii'pounds weight. John  says-the^young^athlete-can-alrendy-put;  the rattle sit feet.' ,Moie power to hfs  elbow. ������..',  ALL SPJTI3, NO AlKGIJMENT.  The. union label Is becoming almost  us farclbal as the boyen'tt. The Woodworkers' union of Chicago hnRiippoint-  ed a committee to unionize the colllii  fueloiies.. iL'titer, the grave-diggers nro  to be unionized. When this hns been  iicconiiilislicd tlie grave-diggers will  it-fuse to enter u coffin unlo-fa It ho* a  union label on It.''.Non-union corpses  will also be burred. The secrt'tnry ot  the Woodworkers' imiiiii_. says: "We  .ilreildy. haw the nnloo' label on all  ctikUoh made.". l-'rom this It will lie  seen/that:air the affairs 'of life- are to  lip regiilnted by tlie union label, iicv-  'eiiui!|Hliiin|)K: will not be In It. it will  be Inipoyslblo ere, long to he born, to  iet.,niarrled or'.to illo without being  nliistpreilAWith union labels. After a  whlliy. young fellows will not he per-:>  mined to ,kiss.^Ilelr-pills or fathers  spank llielf���unruly babies without llrst'  nlllxlng the proper union labels!������Shoo,  and, Leather Review.   -, * '  Ladle*, nnd gentlemen of Vancouver  and fellow-workers:  I wish to express  myself and perhaps familiarize the general public more fully on this dishonest industrial and commercial combination commonly known as trusts.   We  view with alarm the multiplication of  those combinations of capital known as  trusts, .that are concentrating and monopolizing Industry, crushing out Independent producers of limited means, destroying competition, restricting opportunities for labor, artificially limiting  production and raising prices, and creating an Industrial condition different  from state sodullsm only In the respect  that   under socialism   the   bencllts  ot  production would go to all, while under the  trust system  they go  to Increase   the   fortune   of    these   Institutions; and I must say right here that  It is .my solemn conviction   that  the  trusts must, be destroyed or, they will  destroy'the goyernmont.   To maliitaln  the welfare ofthe people Is the object  of all government.  Then', why not Industry and commerce be left free to  pursue tlielr method according to the  natural laws of the world, and not be  subjected to stllle competition, threatened with popular government, the Increased cost of living and a curtail on  the Individual rights   of the    people.  Any fair-minded:people,"''who are not  given to .monopolizing'the interests of  the country and Its fellow-beings, can  easily note the effect of these infernal  trusts    upon    various    classes.     The  small* manufacturer'Is constantly menaced  by the  trusts.   The  merchant  Is  losing his Independence.   The contractor can figure?with some accuracy-so  long as  natural' laws  control,  but he  cannot protect himself against, the'arbitrary, fluctuations: which nre not only  possible, but probable, when.il monopoly controls.   Even tne   wage earners  are menaced by this suppression; laboring men  have been    threatened  with  Idleness by employers who?deelreil  to  coerce them Into the support of some  election vute.." ". ', ���  When private monopoly reaches Its  full development,, each, and v'e'very  branch of ..Industry will be controlled  by .one, or a few, and the fruits of monopoly, llke-iSthevidlvlne right of rule,  will be kept'"wltlji$i'tlie possession of  j^fe^ji from 'generation to generation,  \vhl*fe"She real produce!s of wealth will  be 'condemned to" perpetual clerkship  or .servitude.   '  We should, as a, conscientious anil  fair-dealing public,'rpledge ourselves  to the enactme'nt^&f such laws as would  successfully suppress trusts and all  combinations which create monopoly,  or other organizations from combining  to depredate below Its real value or  to enhance the cost of any article, or  tb reduce the iiropeivenioluments of labor. Even our ranchers and farmers  feel 'this...': heartless extortion. ? How  long mi'pfrlend will It take the farmer  to. become independent under these  present conditions? Contrast the lot of  the farmer wfth that of tile man who  pr6flts by governmental favoritism'and  gr.pws righ by the exploitation of his  countrymen throtough the Instrumentality of' monopoly.  POLITJjfeAiL TRUST, THE  WORST.  I desire? to call thcYuttention of 'the  people tct the root of all trusts. We  have In |bur Issue-of-trusts���one, the  political trust, which'Is .the worst In existence, and most dangerous ol" ail, is  n combination of .unscrupulous politicians to thwart the will of parties and  usurp the power of the "people.: Wherever . thei^ Is an Illegal trust or it corporate Interest holding a perpetual  francliIsaYfor n public utility ��� that is  the property of the people, you will  find .that' combination closely allied  with .the\,c6iiiiiierclnl end of politics.  The go\^rnmen_t_hhoultl_be_.'ib|('_to_ieg-.  ���Qlnte'iind control whatever It eientes,  and that-ability will be iiiaiiitaliied,  that rlght.-saeredly guarded, so long no  It remains In the hands of the people  the men In the ,iubl_e  FOLEY NOMINATED.  In u drift on the 400 foot level ot the.  Centre Star mine, standing beside his  machine-drill; chuck wrench In h.ind,  Chris Foley was notified of his nomination  by  the Labor Convention, says  the Industrial   World.    Clothed  In  a  suit'of overalls,   bespattered and besmeared  with- mud,,   the   scene away  down In the mine dimly lighted by a  couple cif candies, Mr. Foley received  the nien sent'to notify him of ills selection by a Convention of his fellow  workers to make    the race   for    the  Commons In their Intirests.    Thinking  deeply, while the Committee explained  tihat it wns deemed necessary by the  representatives of the labor organisations that he take up the task of leading the labor hosts to victory, simply  nnd quietly he replied, "If. they want  me I will accept."  With these words,  and an assurance    to the Committee  that labor would ,win, he turned to his  machine, to continue his work, .while  the Committee hastened to the surface,  and the word that the;Labor party had  a  candidate  in  the  field  was flashed  over tlie wires to th> convention.  VANCOUVER LABORTARH  PLATFORM.  1. That the distribution ot parliamentary representation throughout the  Dominion be established and maintained on a uniformly equituble basis.  2. Government ownership of all pub-  llc?services which ore'by their nature  monopolies.  3. That all revenues for. public'purposes be derived by a tax on land val  think that they were being robbed.  Consistency Is a Jewel. The doctrine-  of these so-called socialists Is that If  n man won't work neither shall he eat.  Yet they decline to work, but nevertheless wit and live high. I suppose  they munttge to exist by private subscriptions. REFORMER.  Vancouver, Oct. 11, 1300.  Our  HOTEL NEEDED,  esteemed   contemporary,  the  Mount Pleasant Advocate, the paper  the people of No. 5 ward swear by,  editorially says: ''There are a number  of Mount Pleasant residents who have  expressed a desire,to see an hotel on  The Hill.. Doubtless many .'temporary  sojourners in .Vancouverwould prefer  stopping on Mount Pleasant above the  damp and din of the city. The electric tramway service Is now so satisfactory that reaching the central portion of Vancouver means only a few  minutes."  '   THE EDITOR  NO  ANGEL.  The Independent is becoming', quite  popular. On Monday it was favored  With a visit from, a couple of angels  (one had a broken wing.) But by the  use of the editor's glue bottle the broken Hopper was put In working order.  TheccIItor-iii-ch'ief, however, threw out  the suggestion that instead of mending  the said wing, it would be a good Idea  to. "clip" the other one (no doubt to  prevent high flying). (Ail invitations  .to.ta'ke tea, etc. were: refused, which  goes, to show~th.it the editor will not  talie tr trip heavenward for some time  to come.       .' ci       .       .  ues.  A. That the government issue and  control the medium of exchange.  5. Government works to be done by  day labor, ami) that eight hours, shall  constitute a day's work.  0. Abolition of all assited' immigration; the abolition, ot Asiatic immigration, and the regulation of all'immigration by an educational test as to their  fitness, and the abolition of all special  inducements and privileges to foreign  immigrants to settle in the Dominion.  7. The abolition of the Senate, ani  the  Introduction of direct legislation.  A  HELP.  Editor    Independent:   "It    Is  an   III  wind  that blows nobody good" is an  old adage.  The greatest enemy of tho  toller is monopolies und combines, yet  we have It so strikingly demonstrated  in* Vancouver that a combine is really  a boon to "humanity," so to speak, that  Is If we are not over particular as to  the  kind   of species    of    "humanity."  Hut of course we will draw a line at  some otf the class of "labor apostles"  who Infest   our beautiful ctity.     Now,  IMr: Editor, briefly referring to the fact  that In  the estimation  of the "great  orator"   of Carrall    street   the  B.   C.  Electric Light and Railway company ls>  a giant   monopoly    which   should   be  crushed.   Yet, Mr. Editor, Its poles are  a great help to lean against to a "corpulent species    of humane    warrior"  when he Is overcome (as he has been  for years) by that, "tired feeling.". Give  credit where it?is due.  Vancouver, Oct.  12, 1900.  X.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  A POI'QIJA'R-WBD'DING.,  ��� ' v   .v       jVi     -J  Another of the employees of the British Columbia Electric Railway corn-  puny-has'.deserted buchelordom -and  lias taken sv.nto himself a wife. Mr. H.  W. ��� Vanderwarker, ��� motorman, (-./���and  vice-president,of-the Street' Rajl'way  union, w.is .united in marriage "with  Miss Ida ..Carlson, of Minneapolis, at  Seattle,  on'., Wednesday "'night.     Mr.  VanderiyajfjSer and hlSjfair^brlde arrived htfrtfirast night* and will reside  in future at_ 718 Keefer street. His associate employees could not let the important -'occasion . pass, .without some  token of ,th'elr.Jesteem,.so they presented the happjr.*coupIe with, a beautiful  wulnut ���'s.Idebpard.. The, Independent  joins In wishing long life and happiness  to Mr. and Mrs. Vanderwarker.  lOBRlS'TUANIIiTY AND NATIONAL'-  CURRENCY.  Editor Independent: Although Chrij-  tlanity and national currency are the  life" goals of human nature, they can  never be a united power In .this-world  of- existence, "because all humanity,  whether. Christians or heathens, have  that inborn ^selfishness: which exists in  every human soul. Some are more depraved : in; wickedness, 'cultivated  through .experiences'-''with, worldly  people."These ?people arc: termed as  crafty, cunning ..individuals, and why?:  Because .-all: their.', artful.?devices are  done in:t-he'oi>en(vbefpre,tbe;ey(.si'of?tlie,,;  world.?wlth'"'Iit'tle:,heed?to 'public.:.opiii-  ibh.? While there are others .who' are  just\as:? deep? in ; the mire, Just-, as  greedy.'for'the almighty, dollar, as.these  so-called wicked,'Individuals,,.,but trj-  ta'coy^ri'theii^covetoiis desires/by; mak-  ln^la "pi-et*$se that they* are; Chrls-  tia'ns.YunB.jWould 'nOtlexcept. money;��.  legally. . ThfEVYclass^f^'humanity ,*i  nnd  service are  When you-want to.-hlre a first-class  horse and?.buggy,-, go'*to' the Palace  livery stables.  Telephone 125.  >,     i.  -.. '          I  'Those  Avishlng^iQopleM  of   the  Government LaTior Gazette may procure  'Vhem/'.at.lhls office:" '���  ..-',  . .         ���     ��� (   ���-. ��� ,���   ...  i  *">               "' * .  StrBSCIJIIBE ��� FOR.'    THE! INDIiV-.  PErfDBNT, J1.25 A TEAR.  honest.   iDut' when  men  seek: ihrough  the public service nnd the'eombliialloii  of political power short roads to wealth,  the favors of governnient  will  be ��old  to aggregated, capital  and   the Illegal  trusts wiil flourish unrestrained.   With  such an issue clearly before the public  the result should not be in', doubt.   The  way to destroy trusts Is to destroy tlie  'political  power that  protects  llioni.  to  Bubntlttilo   honesty ,to,- commercialism  In politics,   to make    the   will   of the  people  superior  to  the'order  of nny  mini.   Combinations of capital and Industry mny?l.t.' legal aiid benellcliil un-  der proper 'restrict Ions., it ml regulations,  but there neveriwas nn ..finest political  ti list,1 paid dividends In curii or favors  of  government.      Again  ,1    wish    to  cxpiess my .'coiiylc'tlon on the eon up-  tlon-of politics of'lo-'ilay:- It Is slmply  the-cohesive' powerrof .public plunder.  We know w'ftat a political tni"t In control  ofMlie-Jgovernment  enn  do.     We  have^��e'e_i'''tKe,exppnses of the Province  Increased,, jfraud'ini;publlc'work   unpunished, 't'lle mosKvltni; Interests  of  municipalities  Unmatched,  public utilities'and  pUBHcJproperty, bartered for  nolltical  fnvdr,  legislation  houirlit  nnd  sold, "arid "the; will'of. a, few* superior to  the law.(t The time has come when the  honest voters- of the Province can afford' to subtU'dlnatei'airother Issues to  the one great question <if freedom from  .    CIGA1U. .MAKERS MEET. I  Union No... 357,    Cigarmakers' International  Union?of 'America,  met���':last  week.   In the absence of the president  and vice-president, J. Penser was voted  to the 'chalriv/fhe roll was called, and  the mlnutes.'ol' ��� the  previous, meeting  approved..,DelegatC' J.  Crew  reported  on the Mongolian;question as .la-ken' up  by the  Vahcouver'Trades   and Labor  Council,  stating  that it  had been decided to employ-a lawyer to' place the  cmesLlon   properly    before* ,t the  Royal  commission-!;, A,'coinmunicatlon,wiis received   from'-'the  Parliamentary  committee,  asking that ,<��� delegate,be appointed to, furnish Items'regarding the  effect of the Chinese in the .cigar'trade.  G.' Thonuis, :jr., was 'appointed...ami ti  was donated  towards^the expenses of  tlie_ln wyer.__Sevi-r.i l_bll |s_-_were_i end  nnd ordered paid, after  whlcli  it was  announced, that a committee, Mr. Watson and Afr. Pearey, from the.yancou-  ver Trades and Labor Council, wished  a hearing.  They wore'given H hearty  weleome and spoke at  length on  the  (liiestlon of, furthering the Interests of  The Independent.   .Mr. G. Thomas, jr.,  was appointed correspondent, and canvasser.   Assistance     was "'granted   to  i ilit' Cigarmakers' union No.Hf>, of Dayton, Oiiio.YThe Textile Workers' union  So, TOO. nnd' Weavers' union,' No.  Hi',  Juiiiestown.iN. Y��� and Piano and Or-  u-:ui unions Nos. 1 and ^Chicago,   No  change wns reported In the clgnrmiik-  ers'   strike  of  New  York  city.      The  following   were  humiliated   for   luter-  niitlonal oillcers: President, G.'W. Poi-  klns, Chlcngo, 111; First vice-president,  .Mr.  Specht; second  vice-president,  .1,  Woods, Cincinnati,.0.; third vice-president,    J. J. .Murphy,  Hamilton, Out.:  I'mirth    vlce-prtsldeiit.    L.' A.    Hollo.  U'estlleld,   Mass.';  tlf_.lv vice-president,  ���Mr.  .Schreek; sixth" vice-president. C.  C. Copelnnd, Vancouver, B. C; seventh  vice-president,   Frank   Frost,  Vancouver. 11. C.Yi'treasu'rer,':'a.! Wot'er, Philadelphia, Pa.. C. F.SchroederSvas elected  on  the'"l'oeaI, Iinanc'u'''rco'i_i'mitteo In  t>... !...'*_ .,_���*.,.'       .   ��    ^.  should term"."Jas   Juda'ses.- v'l^am not  given to idolizing heroes nor'-'desplsing  enemies, but;,I_,clo condemn brlbVr'y'nnd  cor'ruption ���jv'fie'n  and  wherever  I  see  it.   When people, posing as Christians,  unite, their capital with that of others  for the  formation, of trusts;and other  like organizations for a complete benefit  to  themseTves"  it  is near time  the  veil of deceptlon'ivasralsed and Christianity forgot.ten. ? Greediness Is the, derivation of covetousness, and it is dated  buck in . the :uges .past,, wheii' Iscariot  was  thought .to be  wicked-'ubove all  common wickedness, but"'he ivastdn'y  a.<common .money-lover,  and   like ,all  money-lovers,        didn't;,.'.; understand  Christ; couldn't.make out'the "wdrth?of  Hiimo'r the meaning of Hini..*'He"didn't  want Him ,to be killed.   'He Was horror-  struck    when  he .found ���;.that "Christ  would be killed; threw away his .money  instantly and  hanged  himself.      How  many ot our .present.^money-seekers,  think- you,   would, have   the'grace  to  hang themselves, -whoever .,was killed?  But Judus was a selfish, muddle-headed fellow; his hand: always in the'bag  of the ,pole not caring for them.     He  didn't understand Christ, yet believed  in   Him   much  more  than .'most  of  us  do;   had  seen  Him    do miracles,   and  thought.he was strong enough to shift  for -himself,  and  he;  Judas,  might .as��  well .wake his own little by-pertiulsltes  out of the affair.' Christ would.come  out-o't'-jt-w ell-enough���.illd-he-h.id-the  thirty piecetj.i JNoiv^Lnat ;is the, munej-  seeker's Idea'all over the world. ;i He  doesn't .hate Christ,  but can't ���understand. Him,' doesn?t care for Him, sees  no  good   In. that ''benevolent, business;  makes hisiown little bit out of it, at  all events,, come what will.   And. thus,  out of every'rinuss of men, you have n  certain number of bagmen, your,, "fee-  llrst','   men, whose-niiuln .object.  Is   to  niuke  money.   And   they  do make  It;  make. Il In nil sorts of, unfair  iways.>  shlcfiy  by the weight   and   force   of  money itself, or lylial is called the power of ciiipltal;, Unit Is to say, the power  whlcli,money, once obtained, has.over  the labor of the poor, so that thet'iii)-  lliitl.il can .take'all Its produce to himself, exeepl the laborer's food,  That Is  the  modern'. Judas' way of ."carrying  the   bag"   and   "bearing  whnt   I"   put  therein."'       Y * HI, H. CONNOR.  Vancouver, Oct. 12,  1H00.  , NEW'.IR*ESTAU1RA1NT. , ? --'.'���"  (Walter! (Black, the well-known res-  tauranter of Aruncouver, has opened:  business on Cordova street west, be-;  tweon Cambie and"Homer. 'Everything  will be served up in flrst-class style,,  and none-but white labor will be employed. .Walter is a popular member  of the union, and .no'doubt will get his  share, of that trade. Tlie Independent  wishes him every success. '.-''  .:���"' AFEW-GENULVE..SNAPS.  .,:  .Lot?on Thirteenth Avenue, near Manitoba; size,.40 1-2x132.   Only $135.  iHous^and lot on,Ninth Avenue  Fire  Hall.   Price ; p3o,  terms  range,   ���'?.'..���;  .',    '? "  ,  Thirty-three feet, on Harwocd Street,  near Barnard; fine view of bay, $-185.:  iHouse  aiid "Lot' on           '    '   etc.   Only - : Y  lLook up.these properties.   There Is:'"   ���'-.  m6ney''in theni.      ?: Y:   '?:  ������'������.'*"���    -*Y-'-"-" :T- MIATHEWS.:? . ���: Y?y?  - ��� Y,' ''i-'; ���'"������������.[   41"i Hastings Street.. Y,\,? .":  "J-jilN^Lf-tJE^  YiEidi tor ^Independent: What ?'are theY" ?: ?  effects',on?the man!outside the. union.",  Ai-hen he hears, unlori men maligned and'Y ':;.-?  abused ��� by' their fellow-craftshieh : on ';������  the.."streets! or in "'tlie"'!bar-room? .?Are'??'?;;-,.  suchictlons calculated to'.'inaplr'e'tnbi}'*,'; ,.:<?. If'  un'ioni'stsnvlth.'Jhigh' ifi'e'als^.b'C;>Uie'ir'#a%';^'^':S  over, and-whe^nh^t'J'tliemajoH  ���thei.vunion * does,||not' 'see* things  you'rY ?:?';*!'  ',si-a:j",1*'coritrol your "tojigue,?and remem- .': ���;..,.  ber;that'though ''to*'err'isdiuman.'-af--?  falrs.'are,righted bywise-'eoiinsel and  riot:by:public sessions.:'! .-V.LISTENER-.  :  "���'���Vancouver,'!. Oct.' 12,"   near  to  ar- ;  . _   _..    Homer ' Street,  near Smythe.7 rooms, bath,  $1,330. :'y?:'":,y'' .-���."��� ���-'  : 1900/*  ;>;?��� ,;.;??A1^SETTLT^:; ?:.',,yYy!Y"  :, President Ralph;  Smith Yand'..Labor,.  Commissioner :*&',-,_?. Bremner niefeHbrii"  Mr.fi Dunsmuir - at'? Victoria on Tuesday ���;;  ari'd'had a very lengthy, interview about"  th'e' 30 "Scotch; miners  who "struck  at  Comox anci- went to 'Nanaimo.   The result was that?the   Hon. .the  .Premier  agreed'to guarantee! them $3 a day If"'  they went, back to the Extension mlnesj''.,  that1 they were not expected, to work,,!,  with Chinamen or have Chinese help- Y  ers..   Mr. Dunsmulr, said:   'lMy only.ob-  ject...in ���advancing-,,,these ,, men ..their  passage;*from.Scotland .was to enable ���  hie":to dispense iglth; Chinese   labor.":.  When "Jlessrs. ; Dunsmuir,: Smith   and.  Bremner carilt settle a.labor dispute by  sitting down at the table and talking'  matters oyer, it is,a pretty   tough case.--  >,?. ���   UNIpKBARBBR SHOPS.  The following is a complete list of  union barber shops In Vancouver.   Is1  your barber on the list?  ���J. ;H.  Stevens''"barber  street.  shop, Pender-  ���liilite-barber-phop.'Hastings street.  Bon    Ton    barber    shop,    Hastings-  street.'  Porcelain Baths, Cambie street.  Harvie & Ellis,'.Cambie street.,        i  Savoy Barber Shop, Cordiva street.  Golden Gate shop, Abbott street. *  -���Sinalley's    Barber    Shop,    Cordovai  street. t,.  Boulder Barber Shop,  Cordova, nnd  Carrall streets.  The Whittler Barber Shop,  Carrnll  reflt.  Bay   Barber   Shop,   Carrall'  street,  Oyster  street.  Union Barber. Shop. Carrall street.  Shop, Hastings street  O. K.  Uarber  east.  C p. .Morgan  ���Mount Pleasant  place of G.'By.sIer.-jeslgried.anil C. C  Copelnnd on the'Executive; board.   The'  meeting then adjourned, i���      ,���  -' .t.  Subscribers not recelvlngithelr paper  will  kindlj*' notify.' The;.'i,Iridependent.  *     " ; r^���;-".    ?jtf "  SUBSCRIBE     FOR     THE ,***INDE-  PEN'DENT, $1.25 A TEAR.,1  ' THE CAUSE,SL'I'IFJ-JRS.  Editor Independent: Ninety-nine out  of every one ..hundred, trade unionise  will refuse in be ''cducmed" Into the  rank:, of sociiiliHiu by tlle stniid-nnd-  dellv'er rnoticsi'of self-styled local socialist leadcis who, siCnllarvto the I'har-  Isee of old. like'to stand at the" corner  niid'pray God thatthoy are not Ilkeriedj  unto other' men, thieves^und robbers-  andjbloated cnpitiillsts.-'of '.'even-like  "pure and -.���sln_Rle"Y trade unionists.  Turn tlie*e*x-ray;s;on'them and see how  near/ifhey .practice th��!r''pre'&hinsJ.  Some of them neither toll nonspill for,������,���llsc ,  their living, yet they would have yourforget this  ���>i/*H  ivlw Miy<.: "The working clns_> ot  tlie world produces all the wealth of  the world, nnd the working class should  '������  the wealth.produced."  have  ���Do ypu want to study, the hlntory of  the United States without'' frills or  lllm-flnm? 'Then study Its economics;  the history of coal and cotton Is the  history, of the United States.���P. E.  ���BurroH o".  in the People.  ���jilj'.hii't nre you* doing*to make the In-  ���deperident asuceeis?- Tell your grocer  and' butcher that: you don't see ihis ad.  in'Vancouver's labor paper. Tell'him-  _9.V?jH;a"- if he expects to. get the pat-  r'orase'tof workingmen that, he mu6t  advertise in The Independent.   !:Don't  i%m&  '-YY<;-YV.4flYY  ^^^m0SxMi<!-&'i"i  Mm THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY...  ..   ..OCTOBER 1 J, 19<W  THE INDEPENDENT.  BY  GEO.   BARTLEY.  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IN   THE   INTEREST  OI*   ORGANISED  LABOR  BY  TUB INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  AT   312   HOMER   STREET.   VANCOUVER.   H.   C.  SL'BSCllll'TlONS IN  ADVANCE.  A week, 5 cents; month; 15 cents; threo  months, Xi cents; six months. 65 cents;  one year, "J.33.  i:.\*DOU.**EDHV THE TRADES AND  l.ABOU COI-NCll., AND THE VAN"  (.OI.VEI?  LABOR  PARTY.  would have done so. Burrard district  is not c*o circumscribed as the Prairie  city electoral district. Burrard is a  whole kingdom in itself.  Ask  for goods  bearing    the    union  label.  Complete organization in any trade  means the prevention of strikes.  The difference between the Paclllc  and tlie Atlantic oceans. Is the C. P. K.  if ti_i.ro Is on*: thing more than another needed in the,economic world lt is  nrbit rat ion.  dilily Midlines puts one In mind of a  semaphore the way lie waves his arms  when lie nuikes n speech.  SATURDAY.. OCTOBER 18. 1300'  AMALO'.MM'ATED SOCIETY OF CARPENTERS AND JOINERS.  The -iOth annual report of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and  .joiners reflects the inevitable conse-  -ctuenee of industrial warfare. The receipts of the year amounted to .CliiO,-  ,'853, or ail increase of ,C7,SS7 on the previous year. The disbursements reached  .a total of !��122,Siifi, or ilB,-17;i more than  .required In 18!'S. This is'accounted,.'for  Ayhen it is learned that trade privileges  alone nre responsible for ��11,000 of the  Increased expenditure." F. Chandler,  .the general secretary, says that what  happened was wherever members were  ..seeking to improve their position they  had thrust upon them certain rules,  -drawn up by some federation or association of. employers, and were politely  informed' that they must be lived up  to in that particular town or district-  Disputes resulting Herefrom were of  longer duration than usually is the  case,"resulting In ��10,503 being expended in trade*!, privileges,, and .CI1,73S iii  .trade management, or a total of ��20,-  :!07, the largest ever before made.  There were 10.6S2 admitted to membership during the year,-, which started  with 7-ii branches and 56,034 members;  and at the close 774 branches are recorded and 61.7S1 njembers. After allowing for deaths ami exclusions, a net  i'liin is shown In the membership of  .5,147. The sum of ��14,993 was expended In supporting those out of work;  .j-CIMIOj..we're us*ed up in purchasing new  .tools for .members:who had lost tools  Iby Tire. .Since the establishment, of the  .society ��44,155 has been expended in  .replacing tools. Sick benefits show it  considerable increase on the preceding  "Yyenr, X33.413 as against ��29,97S, or an  "increase,of ��3,435, whilst funerals cost  .C5,S0B. or,��33,219 for the two benefits.  .Sixty Injured membe ���* received ��3,495.  No less than. 25' of'"'''these"' cases arose  :'from machine accidegts. It required  ��10,2117 to meet, the claims of superannuated members. In 32 years'the'Amal-  ' gamaied Society  'of ��� Carpenters    have  ".expended .E129.9S3 In old age pensions-  To relieve widows and orphans of deceased* members ��2,591 were used during ihe year. In grants to trades ��1,-  S71 were, spent. In the ,40 years of the  -society's existence it distributed  amongst lis, members in the nine principal  benefits ��1,635,325 sterling."  The financial position of the society  is strong, the cash balance being, ��200,-  u.ll.'YThis is a marvellous showing for  .a  trades union, and  one    that should  ; inake every carpenter and Joiner feel  proud, ln the face of the foregoing  figures we fail to see how any man  -can remain outside the ranks..  NOT "FAKIRS." .,.-.-  According to the Voice the Vancou-  ���vc-r ��� Ln'bOr parly is composed of a  lot  ���of schemers who are "beating the drum  and   tooting the  horn  for  the Liberal  .���_._liin'>:,_.'_Jro_sn^  meiu does not come with very good  grace from Canada's leading labor  ���paper. -XVe remember the lime when  Winnipeg was not in a position to  place n candidate In the field or even  in ii position when lt could dictate  terms or fuse with one of the old parties. The Vancouver Lnbor party has  jinn ns honest and tried men in Its  r:inl<��-\ who may yet live to see the day  when wc- will have as-strong a'party  .six'Winnipeg. It Is <itilte ensy for some  poopb- tn belittle the efforts of ��� men  who nre endeavoring to'*'conserve labor's inleresls. The Winnipeg Labor  ���finny. If we remember right, endorsed  the candidature'of Hon. Jos. Martin  and others a few months ago because  It considered that th��-y were nearer to  their platform than anybody else. No,  the A'ancouver  Labor    party    has not  .stultified Itself We would suggest thnt  before I ho Voice prints a criticism on  the actions of the Labor party of Van-  .couver it would enquire Into what It  wns .speaking about,  and  not seek  to  .create a division In the ranks. If it  had been possible for the Labor party  in this city to have,put a candidate in  the Held with any chance of success it  It Is Indeed sail-to see a promising  young man like Jimmy Otirden seeking  ihe eool shades of obscurity.  "So the sage of Carrall street convinced you by his weighty arguments?"  "Saw, lie only made me tired."  They procured preachers to blatter  against me so that they had place and  time to belle me shamefully.���tLatlmer.  ���If the Tories will just keep out of the  Nanaimo field with a candidate, Ralph  Smith will have a walk over. A��yhow  be has a cinch.  The tool-sharpeners report work  (inlet. The only work being done is on  the drill hall of tills city, and the post-  olli'ce at New Westminster.  In the calm security of his family  circle Jimmy Garden will have an opportunity of figuring out whe'ther his  friends were his friends or not..  Over in Nanaimo it is claimed there  is a man getting his leg pulled in good  shape. Billy Malnnes Is doing the pulling. iMornl: Suckers spring into exit-Hence every.: day.  The Winnipeg Voice prints a long article dealing with the recent fusion of  Liberal and Labor parties in this city,  which we suspect was written by some  one in Vancouver. The Voice should be  more, discriminating In what it accepts  from correspondents. ,,,-  ���Mr. Maxwell. M. P.. stated some time  ago to the joint committee of Ihe'City  Council, the'Board of Trade and the  Trades and Labor Council, that the  Whole matter of placing the control of  False Creek in the hands of the city  had been settled. The city has not  been given that power by the Federal  government yet. 'It Is high time something was done in this 'direction, and  done fjulck. .  ���The Winnipeg Voice, edited by Mr.  A. Puttee. M. P., says "that the Vancouver labor men stultified themselves  In a party convention." Like-the old  woman wlio borrowed her: neighbor's  wash tub for a numberjCifiyears, when  she got one of; her own-declared that  in" future she "would neither lend nor  borrow, so it'is with theVoice when the  Winnipeg labor party lsj.s'trohg enough  and places a". Candidate^in' the field it  will' not .In future :. do -anything else.  Next thing Winnipeg will tell Vancouver" that it,',won't let us holler down'  its rain  barrel.   *  The labor press in Germany cannot  complain of being neglected by the labor organizations. The Central commission of the workingmen organizations in Germany has recently published statistics ivhich show the power of  the ��� professional organizations and the  results'of their action In the economical  field. This has nothing to do -with the  political organization'-uf the Socialist  Labor party in the. Fatherland. The  number has increased from 2S7.659 ln  1S91 to 511.242 In 1S9S. The ilnancial  situation is very, satisfactory, and the  professional press received as subsidy  more than 500.000 marks, or $120,000,  within that time. The expenses for  strikes or boycotts amounted to 1,000,-  000 marks; travelling expenses for delegates, etc.. 300.000 marks; nearly the  same, aniount' for workmen without occupation, and more than 500,000 marks  for sick members of the organizations.  The following noble sentiments were  uttered by -Mason A. Green in the  Fourth church. Hartrord, Ct. They  sirould'bTcastfbriTndcast-and-keprcoii'i'  tinually before the people,'till our system is changed to the co-operative  commonwealth: "The Immorality of  ihe present system takes from me the  luxury of Its fruits. The conquest of  a brother's right to live is sin. 1 shall  never enjoy another dinner while the  laws of our country keep many In  hunger. I shall never yield to the'full  comfort of decent clothing while statute books 'decree nigs for my fellow-  men. ., I shall never with a contented  mind feel the nrl of ii'pn-lnting while the  body politic- slwrves the minds of children In factories and on public streets.  Henceforth.-Ih no one break bivad In  peace without some net toward tho rescue of the stale from the crime of  charterlni. one to live oil the vitals of  others. Let no one couch the cup of  comfort without llrst cnlling upon society  to  offer  II  to all  men."  ' Last Saturday night 'President Ralph  Smith opened his campaign nt Nanalmo with rather a tropical mass meeting. He wns endorsed, however, by nn  overwhelming majority of-llie great  gathering. President Jos. Dixon, of  the Trades und Labor Council, and  Harry Cowan went over to help their  tiled friend nnd brother In his efforts  on behilf of organized labor In Canada, as Ralph- helped us during the last  Provincial election. These two gentlemen say that the miners of Nanaimo  are a fine lot of men, who are sincere  unionists, and determined to stand by  their leader. Harry smiled when he  was asked If It were so that he did  not get a hearing. He said that some  tried to poke fun at him while he was  speaking, but that did not amount to  nythlng. Joe and Harry know that  the light of labor men as a rule is an  uphill one, and consequently are never  rilsanpointod. .We consider that Ralph  Smith is one of the strongest men in  Canada to-day, and when ho goes to  Ottawa, us he will as sun: as you live,  he will shine nmong the political  giants. Niiiialmo, organized labor of  Canada has Its eyes on you. Stand  true.  We received a libellous lettft. this  week denouncing -a prominent labor  man, ..which we think does not -merit  publication. The expression "fakirs"  appears 21 tlnie.", "fakir" 7, "leaders ('/)" 2, "traitors to labor" 4, "liar" 2,  ������traitor" 15, "pure and . simple" 1,  "blatherskite" 1, "fake labor leader" ti,  "party heeler" 12, "heelers" ,5, "sucker"  3: '���crusher" A, "beast" 2,l'"soelul'sts" 10,  ������dishonest man" 1, and "tlie individual  who Thinks he nos what lies sayin  Alnt fit to currle guts to u she bare" 1.  We may add that the document In  question was not written by a clergyman or a professor, but by a learned  man who says "we .want to educate  the people."  '.Mind rules the world, says Appeal to  Reason. There was a time when the  man who could best wield a club or  sword was master, but cunning has today usurped his place and rules thousands where he ruled tens. The masses  submit to the rule of. mindinuch as do  horses, accepting any treatment they  receive without protest, trained to create wealth they never enjoy, just as a  horse that works all day and receives  not enough to eat. There Is no hope  fer such people. They do not know  what Is Justice or freedom, and oppose every effort made to free them  ibeeauseult requires them to operate  their inind to understand and this they  will not do. If they are ever made  free from the bondage to capitalism it  will be by those who are more intelligent and whose sympathies are deep.  Physicians, lawyers, merchants and the  more Intelligent farmers and mechanics  are flocking to socialism in large numbers now, because they have been reading and seecthe necessity.of It. The  movement for freedom grows with Increasing, ratio.  ,...".'  FOOTUGHT FLASHES.  .   VANCOUVElR OPERA 'HOUSE.  A good house and an appreciative  one greeted West's minstrels last Saturday night. Mr. West's company Is  composed of an aggregation of clever  delineators of the colored' race. 'Particularly to be mentioned was the singing of Richard Jose and John P. Rod-  gers! 'Both have good voices'and know-  how .to use them. i.Mr. Jose has a won-:  derful range, and the ease with which  he reaches high notes is "marvellous.  The fsinglrig of the Jloly City by a  quintette of the c'ompan'j'. was remark-:  ably good, and' the audience gave the  singers their full measure of applause.  Billy;'Van was very funny: He Is an  artist':'!and.,as a fun-maker'.- has few  ���compeers.! "There is one thing in a  minstrel show Hint, in my .opinion, we  get .a; little too much- of und that is  the Inevitable brass band,?,\\iiieh i6 all  right on the street, and there.it should  be.left.Y    ���'''.'��� .YyY,Y ���������  ���Wednesday night Hays and Lytton's  comedian's held the boards, and a fairly large audience greeted ,,.them in  ���A Wise Guy,' by George,.-;. MY Cohan.'  This is a three-act farce comedy, introducing a deal of good, bad and indlf-;  tenant:'vaudeville,' and I should Judge  from the Interest, taken in'IA* Wise Guy  by the audience as it, progressed that  it was not as bad as they expected. .,'���  Thursday October 25th. Mr. Jameson,  manager of the opera house,; promises  a treat to Vancouver, w.ho, no doubt,  will.turn out strong to se2 and hear  the Royal-Italian Band. !;I also notice  ���although not on the booking list���that  Eddy Foy is to appear here In A Night  In Town. JMr. Foy is one of the cleverest? comedians in America.' Van-  couveiites will remember .him In The  Strange Adventures of Miss "Brown.. '  THEATRE ROYAL.  The contractors have about finished  the alterations,; at the "Theatre Royal,  and will shortly open with one of the  finest, stages on the Pacific coast. The  management of this cosy ,-ind popular  little house are determined to earn the  patronage of Vancouver theatre-goers,  i?.nd_are__mak|iig__tbe?rhejLtre___RpyaL^  cheery and comfortable lis possible, il  learn that they have put in a number of opera chairs, and will cater to  the lover of music and drama by giving them the best lhat enn be secured,  and, at popular prices. They deserve  encouragement.     '  TH'E SAVOY.  The bill this week at the Savoy Is  very good. Mr. All'- James, the stage  mannger, Is making a mime for himself and n host of friends nlso. The  ladles, with n few exceptions, are particularly good, especially so Is Maud  Margeson. l.Miuul Is a hyge number,  and lllls the Mttle stage in ninny ways.  She Is a clever comedienne, with a good  voice, and deserves the repented encores she receives. i.Mcssrs. Fox and  Long, black face nrllsts. nre!���Well!���  good. And they certainly take the  cake���beg pnrdon���I ims'iii "keg." Mr.  Wm. J. Mills, The .Modern Proteus, certainly present*! one of I Ik- best turns  ever given at the Savoy. His remurk-  <ible versatility Is "Wonderful: especially clever Is his launching of "The Curse  of Rome" in character. Mr. Nesbltt  the manager, is to be congratulated  uiion securing iMr. Mills.'and It '�� t i  be hoped that Vancouver will see much  more of Mr.  Mills' clever work.  S.VA'P SHOOTEP..  Did you get a new subscriber for  The Independent this week. If not,  why not?  5  TilE BEST~^>  Skilled Labor  To Dispense  ...PRESCRIPTIONS...  Kvervthhig sold at reason ablu  .   prices ami KimmmciMl.  SEYMOUR,  Thu Up-to-dHte Druggist,  Corner Seymour and Hustings  Htreels, Vancouver.  Arlington Hotel  Cordova St. West.  Headquarters lor the engineering trndo  ' iu Vancouver. "  'CHOICES'Fr-*^;  Liquors and Cigars  First-class rooms from I>0 emits ujy.,  ROBT. HUNTLY,  PROP  Tlio Vancouver Trades and  Labor Council will be pleased  to receive.any reliable .information regarding tlie Chinese  and Japanese question as  affecting the white population  of British Columbia., Address Ml! j. MpI.TO.V,' P.O.  box 159, Vancouver.  A'ancouver, Oct. 12,1900.  REGISTRATION OF PROVINCIAL  VOTERS.  NOTICE is hereby given that, under  the authority of Section 52 of the "Provincial Elections Act Amendment Act, 1889,"  tho cancellation of tho Register ot Voters  for,-the ���.-,       -.'. �����    ���  VANCOUVER CITY' ELECTORAL DIS-  ,      TRICT,  will take effect on the 10th day of September, instant, ami'thereafter it will be  necessary for every person who desires  to be registered ns a voter In the said  Electoral District to apply to the Collector of Votes, ns provided by Section 11  of the "Provincial Elections Act."  Iiy,Commnnd.  Y .."'.' Y'Yj. b, PRENTICE,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  tith September, 1900. '?-  PROVINCIAL ItOAKlV OF HEALTH  1IIUTISH COLUMBIA.  REGULATIONS FOR THE DETECTION  AND TREA'PM IvNT OP A DISlilASE  KNOWN AS BUBONIC PLAGUE.  APPROVED BY ORIDT5R OR HIS HONOUR THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR   IN   COUNCIL.   DAT14D  ." THE CPU  DAY OF SEiP-  ������.   TEMRBR, 1900.    Y '������������'  1. All sick Chinese or Japanese must  send or give notice of their illness to the  Health: Officer oi; Police Constable In the  district where such Chinese or Japanese  reside. ��� ���.;.  .2. Physicians In attendanee'-on sick  Chinese or Jnp.'inose shall notify the  Health Olllcer. or Chairman of.the Local  Board of Health of Municipalities; or, IJ  In un outlying district, the Government  Audit musl be notilied. Such notification  should stale the cause of illness and  the condition of the glands throughout  the body of ��� the sick person, and should  be delivered to the Health Oftlcor, Chairman of the Local lionrd of Health or  Government Agent, as the case may be,  at  the earliest possible opportunity.  3. In City Municipalities tho Medical  Health Offleer shall be notified within six  hours of the death of nny Chinese or Japanese, by the person on whose premises  such dentil occurred, or by some relation  or person having charge ot the person so  dying. "_'���������'��� __ ���  ^-1.���In-Rnral~lIiiniciphIitiesrth6~Mcdleal  Health Olllcer or the Chairman or Secretary of the Local Board of Health must  be notified within six hours of such death:  and In outlying districts, the Government  Agent or ���Provincial Constable shall be  notilied within twelve hours after such  death, or as soon after as possible. Cer-  tlllcntcs as to the cause of death must  be signed by the Health Oflicer in Municipalities, and in outlying districts by the  Government Agent or some person duly  authorised by him. *  5. Any person violating any provision  of these regulations shall he liable, upon  summary conviction before nny two Justices of tlle Peace, for every such offence, to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, wllh or without costs, or to  liniiilsonment. with or without hard lnbor, for a term not exceeding six months,  or to both fine and Imprisonment, In the  discretion of the convicting Court.  ; l)y Command,  J. D. PREiNTICE,  Provincial Secretary.  I  CHARLES J. FAGA'N, M.D.,  Secretary, Provincial Board of Health.  Victoria. B. C, Bept-Sth, 1900.  Job Printing at  This Office  Blankets  Here you will find clean and  white���made of Avell-scoured,  finely combed, pure,-,inodorous wool���reaching from the  lowest-priced ones that are  good, to the very best blanket  procurable from tlie loom.  We buy from those manufacturer,*! known only for,,honest,  skilful workmanship. All  weights iin<l,Nall sizes from  $3.25 to $10 a Mr.  Comfortables  A splendid line of these  coverings, we can show you,  made from the. Purest cotton,  to the light Genuine Eiderdown. A11 sizes from $ i .75  to $13.  J 70 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  A.M. TYSON,  WIIOLKSALG AND RETAIL DKALKB IN  Fish, Game, Fruit,  and  vegetables.  112 Cordova Sty 'Phone 442  NOTICE.  XVe are again offering a Scholarship  free for tuition and books to the student  of Public Schools of Vancouver passinc  into the High School at the coming examination with the highest marks In Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Composition nnd Arithmetic.    '  For conditions apply to the Principals  of tho SchoolB or the undersigned.  The H.IU.Vogel Conimereial College  P.  O.  Box 347. Vancouver, B. C.  We nro preparci! ti> supply  nil your wtuitB. Kvery purchaser tillllll get full viiluu  fur tlielr money. Make out  your list hiiiI come to���  GALLOWAY'S..  139 Hastings and  yI4 Arcade ���'  Iher  >  Seymour Streeet,  Cigar and Tobacco Store  46 CORDOVA STREET.  AVe make a specialty of Union-made Cigars and  Tobaccos, consequently; we always give good satis-  factioiiY Your patronage1 solicited.  IccCrenm,(i. II. CliocolHtcn, CtikcKimtl ?,  "CONlfliCTIONEKY  MONTREAL BAKER\^;S,S*  THERE IS  of Fire or Injury to  Health when you use  :YYV :the'Y''"??Y' ���'."��� y";  Electric  The price , is now  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used,. Apply at Of-  fice"of-"~ "  E. CHAPMAN  (mlCCESBOtt TO TAOF. rONSTORD BROS.)  605 listings St:  W.  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Kvery-  ilihij; tip to the handle.  The lliicr-t linu of Sl'KCTACI.KS mid  KYKCLASSKS In Itrttlnh CoIiiiiiMh, hikI  you will Und llu; prlci'M right. Ourdoo  tor of optics cxiuuiiiL'S uyuK frui*.  lerc,  110 COltDOVA SrilEET.  | :   GEO. HAY   : &  ^L      Viinc Oliver's    rtoiiecr    Clothes  ^      Heiioviitor, mukctt a suit new..  Dyeing and Repairing.  2l(, Oamiiik St., Vancouvkb. SATU'HDAT..  .OCTOBER 13, 1900  THE INDEPENDENT  THE CHINESE pSTIOi  The following is tho text ot the  ������speech'made before the Labor Party on  Wednesday night, by .Mr. F. Esmond,  relative to the menace to white luboi-  .involved In the continual inllux of  ���cheap Oriental workers:  "My object In calling this mcctlng'it.  to bring about a dlscuxMlon regarding  .the danger which  now   confronts   un  through the Asiatic Industrial Invus-  lon,  ami an  endeavor towards  unity  union.,- un Anglo-Saxons and Celts for  : self-protection.    At  tlio present time,  to all intonta, wo nro huvlng. chivil)  to contend' only  with  unskilled  labor  ���aa touching Chinese; but Is it going tu  end at that?    In regard to the Japs,  , I understand they have attuclteil  tlie  ..skilled labor market, and are'building  : llshlng boats. 1 do not think I am wrong  for have they not recently proved  themselves so by the massacres and  mutilation of innocent white ��� women  ana cnildren.  In Nagasaki, Japan, a few months  ago, a few* sailors (German and BritA  ten) becoming fraternal lor otherwise))'  andi inebriate ashore, were accosted'  by a Japanese policeman and foolishly resisted arrest, with the result mat  some of them received a sentence of 1  or 2 yearn' Imprisonment.  Please consider this. Imprisonment  lu a Japanese prlmm, on Japanese fuou,  for which i understand but 1 or 'i ceula  per day is allowed.  Now, turn to our press at the time  of ".   ���  THI* STEVESTON STRIKE,  and wu llmi that 3.000 or 4,000 Japs  Intruded lo intimidate the white llsiiei'-  nieii with tlielr strength, and that they  were armed and would nut hesitate  to defend ilicnisolviij if interfered Willi,  Eventually, at the cull of two or three,  magistrate**��� ull   possibly     llnauclally  in stating that already-ono largo in-   interested in the canneries   (and   the  ��� dustry Ih ruined for the white men, viz..   Japs) the Militia are called out to pro  the llshlng.   In mentioning this Industry, it Is not my purpose to endorse, or  "' .otherwise,  the .merits or demerits of  the  recent  strike,  but  in  either case  we nro brought face to face with the  .fact Uhnt owing   to   the   presence of  those, ���whom ono of our dally papers  .patronizingly termed 'the sturdy little  brown men,' spine of oui* white fellow-  workers,  and white storekeepers,  are  .now the sufferers.  ���? 1 am a working man myself, and I  take It so also are Hie majority pres-  ��� ent hero this evening. Perhaps, the  _natter.,has not come quite bo closely  to some of yoii n�� It *has done to mo.  and I do not consider It out of place  to mention here a little Incident that  ���occurred about 18 months ago over at  -iNanaimo.  I was then urgently in need of work,  ���having a Wife and small family.-' I ap-  ,plied to the Vancouver Coal Company  ; .for employment at iny trade���electric  lighting���and was told there was nothing in my line. I then asked for laboring work and was informed  CHINESE) DID THAT.  I inquired the Wages paid them, and  .as far'as my'memory goes, was told  ���tl to $1.50 per day. 1 then applied for  work at that rate until something else  turned up, but was firmly repulsed.  I shall possibly be censured for doing  this, but please bear in mind that J  .had others dependent upon, ine, and  that when the shoe pinches and you  take up a hole In- your belt in iplace of  a dinner, one is not inclined to refuse  ���even a pittance. Whether I am blamed.or not the fact '.'.remains- that a  white man was -actually refused work  .in favor of a Chinaman.  A few weeks back 1 was on the  wharf here, and saw a num'ber of Japs  .loading a boiler on to ��. steamship, -I:  think the Yosemlte, under tliosiiper-  ;intendence of a white foreman and a  .gentleman who was evidently tihe em-"  ployer. I enquired' whether the Japs  were employed In preference to -whltr  .men, and was answered that white  men could not be got or depended upon,  although,'GO cents per hour was offer-  -ed. Gentlemen, do you believe that  was tlhe truth, or was it an insult to  -white ..working-men.?.  , We "cannot but admit that there Is  .unfortunately a great deal of '.intemperance amongst us, but who would  ���dare to assert that 10 per cent, of us  .are drunkards 'nnd_cannot be'depended  upon? Even if it were so, are the  ���other 90 per cent, to be inadoto suiter  for the sins of the ten. Who lias built  ������up Canada? "Khe Chinese or Japs? No!  lt was Anglo-Saxon and Celtic grit,  muscle, determination and suffering;  ��� und are you 'now to penult these Asiatics to step in audi reap the benelit  of your struggles at your expense with-  ���out an effort to prevent It?  '.These Asiatics arc largely   brought  .here by  SELFISH CAPITALISTS  teet the aliens from the result of possible disturbances caused by the impudent pnradt���and you and I will have  to find the chsh to pay the expenses.  Surely our soldiers would have found  more congenial work in dispersing the  Japs instead of the whites, and 1 guess  that you and 1 would then have cnew-  fully.footed the bill.   ?  And what about the licences granted to.these aliens? Is it possible that  all Jups holding licences are bona tide  British subjects? If not, how have  they obtained them? Have these licences been issued by the gross 10 tihe  canneries and distributed by the companies among the Japs? A strict enquiry should be made and crooked  work-severely and exeinplarlly punished. There Is no doubt that tlie Japs  have been encouraged by the cannery  people at the expense of white men,  and It would not surprise me to learn  that numbers of these Japs have been  actually brought over by the cannery  people to force a reduction ln prices  und in anticipation of the opposition  to such reduction which eventually occurred. Neither should I be inclined  to doubt the truth of un assertion I  heard made, that numbers of these  aliens are coming here for the fishing  season and returning to Japan when  it Is over.,?      *  I remarked a few minutes back that  It is at present, practically only unskilled-labor that is accepted. But  once more I say, 'Hon- long will the  matter remain in that state?'  As noted before, 1 have-seen: the Chinese in their own country, and speaking of Hong-Kong, 1 can assure you  that the Chinese are     '  to cheapen, labor nnd swell dividends.  What must we do? Why, we must organize and light to remove this evil���  .not.-merely prevent further Immigration of this class, but take such steps  ^in a legal manner, mind you, that will  :rid' us if possible of those now In our  -midst. A suggestion of tihe nature of  much organization' will be made In the  ��� couu.e of a few minutes. I asked a  .lew minutes ago if you were going  ���tamely to siimblt to your "birthright be-  ."ing taken from you���the birthright to  .a full and proper share of labor In preference to aliens? ��� ���-;'.���  Self-protection is the - llrst'law of nature, and looking at It from a distinctly  personal and, individual point of view,  :1t is a stern point of duty to the ris-  :ing generation, that,we not only protect ourselves now, 'bill tnke Into mind  -a much more sacred obligation,   and  that Is t'he guarding of the future of  -our little ones.   Are we not bound, to  ^exeruoiirselvesito^the^utmoeutoiequip.  them for their part in' the battle of life.  When the time arrives for I hem to tnke  ���our  places?    If  this Asiatic  question  is so galling to us now, and no means  .ore taken to smother It, what is going  ��� to be the lot of our sons and daughters  HO or 30 years hence?  One would rather they died In their  ��� cradles than to know that we had only  , brought them into the world to  ' STRUGGLE FOR   THEIit.   EXIST  ? EXCE      ���    :   Y     '  .'.'..'.'.NO MEAN MECHANICS.  In proof of this statement I would inform you that all the work done In the  two large dock-yards there Is carried  out by Chinese mechanics. Engineers,  masons, 6toiie-cuttcrs, boiler-makers,  shipwrights, electricians, carpenters,  etc., etc., and' the only wine employees  are the superintendents. J am afraid,  unless wo at once bestir ourselves, it  will not be very long before they,will be  introduced here.: Jf you skilled artl-  ziins do not now stand up in defence  of the unskilled' workman, what defence will you have when you-are yourself attacked, which you will most  surely'be, and 1 inusL say, in my humble opinion, If you do not. take uction  right, now, you will deserve the consequences.'.: If we do not stand shoulder to shoulder ,'steady and true,' we  shall have only ourselves to blame If  in the future our boys turn round to us .  and any,''Father, why did you not pre- I  vent this?' You and I know that now, I  ut a comparatively smnll sacrifice we  can prevent It.  It appears to me that the majority  of our representatives In Parliament  merely make use of this question' at  election times. Tax your memories n  little and recall to mind the speeches  made on the platforms-three or four  months ago, and point out the results,  If any! These politicians know very  well how warmly the,workmen feel regarding the subject, und'appear only  to make use of It to pat you on the  back to secure your vote. Having  gained their end, it remains a dead letter until another occasion arises. I  would ask you, on. whatever political  side you may be, to call your member  to an . ���:-. ���  the railway companies, or Is he merely  experimenting as to how far he can.  trespass upon our credulity? Don't  you think this assertion Is an Insult  to our intelligence?  Gentlemen, It is nothing but the dollar, and certainly it Is deplorable that  the companies should place their labor  in aliens' hands, for are not these  companies existing on the white population uud their needs?  On July 27th last, the lit. Rev. Bishop of Columbia, In a letter to the  Trades and Labor Council of Vancouver, stated that His Lordship considered the Intricacies of the Chinese and  Japanese question arc far too great to  be discussed with any uilvuiitagc at a  public meeting, and that lu company  with such men us (iencral Gordon and  Lord W'olselcy, His Lordship cannot  Indulge In any popular clap-trap  ngulnst the Chinese, and that with re-  gurd to the Jups, wo have to give them  national rights. I regret to differ with  Bishop Perrin, as "I urn under u. deep  personal obligation to Ills Lordship, I  out 1 certainly cannot bring myself  to believe that no good can come of  public meetings,  1 would ask how any of the  Y GREAT REFORMS  were accomplished, If it were not that  the people's grievances were made public In this manner. And ln the present case are not our efforts for protection worthy a'more dignified title  than 'clap-trap?' Are we not to defend  ourselves, and In what way can we do  so without organization, and how are  we to orgunize without meeting?  Naturally, once organized, our deliberations would become private, but in  the first place we must, meet publicly,  and'unite to force reform.  It appears that our pu'blic men overlook a very Important point connected with tihe question, and that is the  economic or Ilnancial conditions.  X strongly put lt to you. Are these  Asiatics a benefit or a drain to the  country? 1 would like to give one" or  two Illustrations of what I mean, tu  which end the hgures I quote will be  but for, example and are not taken  from statistics. They may be under  or above the mark, but the effect will  be the same pro .rath, and will serve  my purpose:  Let us first take the fishing, and how  it affects Uhis City. I presume we can  almost assume that this Industry has  passed, out of white hands���at least  for th*;present. We will assume the  net result of the season to the fishermen Is ."30,000. This $30,000 in the hands  of white men would mostly be spent  In Steveston, Vancouver, Victoria, etc.  Where will It go In the hands of the  Japs? We will not be far wrong in  saying to a few Japanese storekeepers,  and most over to Japan. ,.-,:-  As a still more important example let  us turn to Nanaimo. We will say there  are 000 Chinese employed at the mines,  oh surface work, car-'braking, greasing,  shifting coal and loadlng~vessels. Let  us average their wages at $1.00 per  diem, equals $500 per day, equals $3,000  per Week of six days,, equals $156,000  per annum. What does the Province  gain out of this? These men live on  Chinese chow,.bought of Chinese merchants, who import from China, and  most of the money���practically all���  goes  RIGHT OUT OF THE COUNTRY.  presumed, be made that having admit-  ted these Asiatics, they  MUST NOT BE BOYCOTTED.  I will try and show that the proposal  to be made Is not actual boycott, but  the exercise of our own Individual  rights as free men, to touch or let alone  what we will. Can you say that because these people have been admitted  to this country, that any one of you Is  bound In any way to deal with them??  Most decidedly, No! Personally npeak-  Ing, I do nol deal with them, and If  my express wishes aie complied with,  neither does my wife. I wish to point  out that if maiiyof you will only take  the same line of nctlon, and Induce  others to give It consideration, our Inlluence will soon be felt.  in the Old Country there is a heavy  tax on males employed as domestics. I  urgently ask y.ou to immediately take  steps to get a bill Introduced Into the  Provincial House to a' similar effect.  This would be entirely a local measure  und the Dominion Government could  not Interfere. We may then see these  alien domestics replaced by white labor, but if not the revenue would be  much benefited. "��� If the bill were vetoed, note those members opposing it,  and take care of them at the next elections.   <>  In glancing through Mr. Maxwell's  review on the iLabor Question, I notice  mention made of a certain Rev. Mr.  Winchester, who has been giving a  series of pro-Chinese lectures in  churches down East.  I do not blame the Chinese or Japs.  It is the people who encourge them  that should be censured. You can  readily understand the eagerness of  these Orientals to come here and set  so much more by their labor. It they  demanded the same' remuneration as  white men, we should have no cause  to kick.  iNow, what are the steps we should  take toward reform? With your permission I  will make  <^*****^^^--^V^V*V(  for your profit  ACCOUNT OF ,H1S STEWARDSHIP.  In a Victoria daily of' July :29th iast',  an article appeared headed 'Where Reform is Needed,' wliich said, that the  Anglo-Saxon working men, are confronted with the competition of alien  races Whose wants are less, and "who  are therefore content to work.for; less  wages, and that we should prepare ourselves to cope with ihe new difllculties,  that many think the imnedy lies in  trades u n lonlmrL  :. Yi_. ������  ���with Chinamen. Has not Ihe evil been  .Increasing year by year, and If It Is  not now chet'ked, what docs the future  .present?  1 have visited China and had' a walk  through  the Shanghai   City   (native)  with an Ainerlcan friend.   Of course we  went out of curiosity, und through ignorance, omitted1 to take a guide,   As  "we proceeded inwards we were unmolested, but when we turned to retrace  our steps, our troubles begun.  We were  ���quickly surrounded by a filthy, yelling  crowd,  demanding  money.    Wc  were  hustled, clutched, struck at, spat upon  and reviled.   Never were   meti   more  thankful  than we  when   we    finally  reached the gate of the city and found  ��� ourselves  In  the French settlement���  ������clear of the filth 'and stench.  Contrast such treatment to that afforded these Celestials here.  And these  .savages are  the ones being admitted  here In thousands to take   the  bread  from our mouthy   I repeat���savages���  The writer does not think the remedy  lies there, but considers ihe conditions  can be better Improved by temperance  reform, and.that the history of ihe  world proves that sober races 'have al-  wnys overthrown those that Indulged  their appetites exclusively. In';considering these words 1 would like to ask  the writer If he Is prepared to assert  that tlie British are a more drunken  tuition than they were 100 years back.  At the time ot tlie great struggle wltn  France nearly a century ago, were the  French people more giren to intemperance Hunt the liritish, and If so was  that'the reason ihey finally got bent-  en? I have always understood the  French to be a very abstemious nation,  but the Inst hundred years have shown  a steady and unbroken su'cosij in favor  of tho British, in commerce and manufacture.  I believe I am not wrong in staling  that temperance has made steady headway, and that although We have far  too many tipplers, still the past 10 years  have shown a marked Improvement.  However, 1 am not here to deliver  A TEMPERANCE LECTURE,  but 'I think lt unfair not to resent the  inference contained In the article mentioned, that the majority of us are given to intemperance. The writer further remarks that the reason the great  railway companies have employed Japs  as section men is not because they are  cheaper, but because tlipy are steadier.  Is this writer's paper subsidized by  Suppose 300 white men were employed at these mines in place of the 500  Chinese. What a God-send It would lie  to Nanalmo! It Is useless to take up  your time In dwelling, upon lt, as it is  too! transparent.  And what applies to Nanaimo applies  : to many other places in the Province.  Of course it is absolutely' necessary  that the Legislature shall be approached, but It would be premature this  evening' to discuss that phase of the  matter.  1 might refer 10 what has been done  ln some of our sister colonies across  llie sea. There are In Australia, ns  you are aware, several different colonies. , These and Natal have satisfactorily tackled the question, in'Queensland,,'New. South Wales and Victoria  there is a tax of $500 per head on Chinese; this is really more stringent than  at first appears,? tor it must be noted  that the payment of, ihe tax in one  colony does not cover a ipermlt for the  person to proceed to another colony.  No, If he wishes to go from Queensland to Victoria, there Is another $500  to pay, and so on.  Jn Natal matters "are muoh more  6trlct. 1 cannot say whether there is  a tax on Chinese "there, but what is  of more effect, a law was .passed by  the Government empowering the rejection, and further, the expulsion of  any undesirable person. And, gentlemen, a Chinaman comes under the  heading of an undesirable person tihere,  and 1 expect If our Natal cousins  should be threatened with a Jap ques-  ition,=they-^a!so-would'=be=soon=ln=the;  same bout.    1 think I 'prefer  THE NATAL ACT.  What is possible there is surely possible 'here.  Some years ago on the south-eastern  coast of Africa, a white carpenter received 10 per day, but since the advent  there ot Chinese skilled labor,  Unci Is  in those places where they are admitted, there Is nol a while carpenter left.  Is thai not a solemn  mouthful  for  you white cur-penters  here   lo  digest?  Have nol (lie white cnrpeiilciri 'been already levered out of the Hustings Saw  .Mill, It 1 have heard, correctly?  Won't you turn to,' and stop It?  Touching a suggestion   about to  be  made, it I.s umlclputcd  that an objection will be made on the score of 'airplay.    1 will give a reply In anticipation.    In the London papers every day  may be seen an advertisement of the  Canadian  Pacific    'Railway,    Invltiim  emigration to Canada.    If the proposition    about   to be mude was directed  against   these   English immigrants, it  would be manifestly unfair,  but    the  Chinese and Japs are not Invited. They  come of their own tree will, because  they can earn five or six times as much  here as In their own country..    They  come for the purpose of gain to return  later to their own place to live on the  proceeds obtained here. With the British   emigrant  it  is different.    These,  history proves, come here to make a  living and. a home.  Then again, a statement will, It   is  A SUGGESTION.  It being evident that proceedings on  a  broader base  than rades  Unionism  alone are required, I suggest the inauguration of a fraternal league, politically Independent, and having a fixed  purpose, with some. expressive title as  The Anglo-Saxon and Celtic League, or  the Arian League.    Let, the lodges be  run on the same lines as some of our  great fraternal orders.    Create it now  ���to-night���and  elect  a Committee  to  go into ways and means, and call another meeting shortly.    Let us apply  for a charter, and let our City of Vancouver have the distinction of possessing the grand lodge.     Send delegates  to   Victoria,   Nanimo,   New   Westminster, aye, and to the States, and create  more lodges.    I.believe you have right  here to-night the power to kindle the  toch  that will  Illumine  the whole of  this Province and beyond.    Enlist your  mothers,  wives,   and    sisters in    the  cause, and the Chinese hucksters will  soon disappear.    Get those tradesmen  (storekeepers)  to exhibit a card  in a  conspicuous place in their stores marked,  'No Chinese or Japs   employed or  dealt with  here.'    Those of you who  go  Into  a saloon   for  your beeror a  hotel for your meals, ascertain if they  have these aliens about the place, and  inform the proprietor you cannot deal  Hcve ine, it lies In your   own hands.  Deal only  with storekeepers  who  are  with him so long aa it continues.    Bc-  with us, and you will soon have their  carts calling at your house for orders  sis they do in Eastern cities and In the  Old Country. Let our oath of allegiance  to the League be to the effect that:  '1 will neither employ, buy, sell, or  deal with a Chinese or Jap, neither will  I to the best of my knowledge and  ability deal with any storekeeper, firm  or company, employing or In.any. way  dealing with Chinese or Japs, ln this  country or the United States.'  . Let us work to attain some such end  as the people of Natal have clone, and  there will be happy days before us  I sincerely thank you for your kind  attention, and trust that my: poor efforts will have some beneficial effect  on. our position."  ei***w-  VANCOUVKK, VICTORIA  Don't be misled by nlluriiig ADS., Taut go to  the old reliable Shoe Store for tlio Best and Latest styles in Canadian and American Footwear.  We carry:  JOHNSTON & MURPHY'S, Newark, N,  A. M. PACKARD'S, Brockton, Mass.  RICHARDS & BRHMAN, Randolph, Mass.  J. & T. BELL'S, Montreal.  AMES,   HOLDEN & CO., Montreal.  J. D. KING'S, Toronto. , _  JOHN M'PHERSON'S, Hamilton.  AND MANY OTHER MLAKE6.  Call and Inspect our goods before purchasing elsewhere.  The favorite Smoke  Union men smoke the Earl of Minto Cigar.  Why? Because it is Union Made.  Turner, Beeton &�� Co.  Mijers' Florae and Dee|> Wefll  FARM   IMPLEMENTS.  ����� G. Prior & Co.  (LIMITED.)  Hastings  Street.  DIRECT LEGISLATION.  ���They discussed    the    "servant girl"  question at a'Natlonal Household Economic Convention  held  the other day  in  Toronto.   Some suggested    that as  there are 100' typewriting ladies seeking employment to one would-be cook,  commercial education be dropped'from  the public school curriculum and cookery classes substituted. But Mrs. Helen  Campbell, the author of "Prisoners of  Poverty,"  threw out hints of developments  thul  are  more  likely  in  some  .form'or other to be adopted when she  said that "the'age..was one of progress  und   tile   domestic,   after    long  years,  was coming to her own.   Those engaged In  this work were going to rise in  the social plans', possibly.by thegener-  aj^ adoption of .Uie,iNew^ZeaIand_sys-_  tem of domestic labor bureaus,  graduated   wages,  and    other    regulations  raising domestic service to the status  of   a    trade.     Another     lady,    Mrs.  Sheiler, ot New York, also hit the nail  fairly on the head when she declared a  better  understanding  necessary  as  to  the hours of domestic hired labor.   In  far too many homes a servant's work  Is never done, or rather���that phrase  being ambiguous���regarded    ns  never  ending,  under  wlilch  conditions  it  Is  not surprising that so many mistresses  fall to retain the services of tlielr do-  |r-'Stlcs.  Direct Legislation���Law-making by  the voters.  The Initiative���The proposal of a law  by a percentage of the voters.  The Referendum���The vote at the  polls on a law proposed through the  Initiative, or, if petitioned for by a percentage ot the voters, or any law. passed by a legislative body.  Proportional Representation���A1 plan  of nominating and electing legislators  and executives which .shall voice the  exact choice of the voters in proportion  to their numerical strength.  The Imperative Mandater-The right  to vote out of office through the Initiative and Referendum any official who  falls to perform his duty.  Telephone  turn-out. J.  stables.  1���2���5   for  a  fine livery  J. Sparrow, Palace livery  Has your union an advertisement in  ���-The Independent.   If not, why not?  WHMVul  isun  From Tlitiir Xiuirtimo, Southficldtind  J'roiccliou Island Oulllcries,  Steam, Ctas  and  House Coal  t>f-llie.l'ollo��liig-Griulcs: ���  Tncoina has fallen luwlly behind Seattle In the growth of population. Whilst  the latter city has In the present decade  Increased her people ut llie rate of over  SI percent., Tacoma has been almost  Hiailnimry und to-dny olnlms II7.7H In-  liabltnnts, or, less than half those of  Seattle. Our own City of Vancouver  has not yet reached thy proportions ot  Tacoma. But Judging by tlie present  rate of growth, which will certainly,  when the census shall >be taken next  year, show an advance of at least 125  per cent, for the decade, very few yetvra  now should see Vancouver pass Ta-  coma's record.  SUBSCRIBE! ��� FOR    THE  PENDENT, $1.26 A TEAR.  INDE-  It  pays  to advertise  In  The Independent.  ARE YOU taking a vacation'? If so,  we would like lo send you some  literature about Hnuff Hot  Springs," "The Grout (Under of  the Sclklrkti," and the magnificent  ,.'. hotelrt there operated by the Canadian Paclllc Railway. Cheap Ex-'  ciirKion Rates made from all Pncl-  11c Coast points.  OR, IP YOU are going East take your  Tickets by the "Imperial Limited"  nnd spend a day or two at our  mountain resorts. You will benefit  by It and enjoy It.  Apply  to  any  Canadian   Pacific Railway Agent or to  e.;j.coyi,k,  A.��. 1'. A.  Vancouver, B. C.  J.'.MKSS(._.ATER,  Ticket Agent,  ���I.S Hustings St.,  Vancouver, B. C.  Double Screened l*ump,  Hun or tlie Mine,  WfiHliec! Nut find  tScreenliiKH-  SA.MUKI. M. K01IINS, Superintendent.  EVAN'S, COI.K.M..N' >fc  KVANS, Agent*.  Vancouver Clly, II. C.  Vancouver to New  Westminster and the  Fraser River.      >      >  A UEAUTTPIJL TRIP ON THE MAGNIFICENT ELECTRIC CARS.  Leaving Carrall street every hour,  from 7 a. in. till 10 p. in. (Saturday  and Sundays, 11 p. m.)  Last car from New Westminster, 9  p. m. (Saturdays and Sundays, 10  p. ni.  FARES���Single, 35 cents; return, (0  cents,  SPECIAL    SUNDAY    EXCURSIONS*.  ,#  Tickets for sale at office only.  ROUND TRIP, FIFTY CENTS.  B. C. ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO., LD.     J. BUNTZEN, Gen, MOT, . THE INDEPENDENT.  Saturday;.. .. ..otrroBm is, j��w.  The rate for classified advertisements is  one cent a word, but no ad. will be inserted for less Chan 35 cents.  Union Directory.  "Vancouver, trades  and  lauor  Council, President, Jos. Dixon; vice-  jircsident, J. Morion; secretary, J. C.  *Marshall, P. O. Box lot*: financial secretary, F. Williams; treasurer, J. Pearey:  wtalistlcinii. W. Davis; sergeii'iit-at-nrnis,  J. Dodd. Parliamentary conmiiitec���Clinir-  siian, Jo'm Pearey; stferetiiry. .1. Morton.  Waning���First and third Friday In ouch  month, at 7.!!0 p. in.. In Union Hall, corner  Dunsmulr and Homer streets.    Vi^'cbu'R TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION,  No. lUO, meets the last Sunday in each  month at Union hull. President, 15. L.  Woodruff; vice-president, J, C. Marshall;  necielary, J. F. Watkins; P. O. box CO;  treasurer, W. Brand; scrgcant-at-anns,  Cues J. Dunn: executive committee���  Chairman, J. C. Marshall: Geo. Wilby,  C. 6. Campbell, G. T. Duiton, XV. Ann-  strong. Delegates to the Trades iiml l*ab.  or council, J. C. Marshall, Geo. Wilby, C.  S. Campbell.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION-  Mects second and fourth Saturday of  each month, in Sutherland Hall, comer  Westminster avenue and Hastings street  nt S p. iu. President, Robert Brunt; vice-  "president, 11. Vanderwarke: secretary, H.  O. Thomas; treasurer, J. Jenkinson; conductor, A. Russell; warden, G. F. l.en-  festy; sentinel. John l'axman; delegates  to Trades and Labor council: John Peary,  11. O. Thomas, Prince Perry, Jas. Barton.  Ceo. Lenfesty.      Y . '_  KEtTuL CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL  Protective Association. Local No. 279.  Past president, G. 11. Kerfoot; president,  V. A. 'Meagilivr; first vice-president, T.  A. Phillips; second' vice-president Miss  Haggle Clark: recording secretary, \V. J.  Orr, No. _*M2 Westminster avenue; financial secretary, N. .1. White; treasurer,  John Peters; guardian,- P. Parent: guide,  Miss A. G. Verge; Trades and Labor Council delegates. P.. A. Meagher, John Peters.  uud E." E. C. Johnson. Meets every rirst  nnd third Tuesday ; ia Sutherland hall,  "Westminster avenue."  IOTERNATIONAL BRICKLAYERS  and Masons' Union, No. 1, ot B. C���President, Jas. Jeffrey; vice-president, Wan.  Barker; corresponding secretary, T. A.  Harinan: Ilnancial secretary, Win. Taite;  tyier, Wm. Branlgn.. Meets every Monday  evening in Union hall.  UNITED "'BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets every second and fourth Thursday in Union Hall,  room,No. 3. President. Win. F. ItcKcnzie,  JS7 Ninth avenue; vice-president, Hugh  Wilson: secretary, A..E. Coffin, TJO'Nel-  *on Street; financial secretary, XV, Ful-  ��cner; treasurer, Geo. Walker; conductor,  HenJ. .Carrol; .warden, Jos Dixon: delegates 10 T. and L. council, Jos. cbixon,  JRQbt, Macpherson, 11. Wilson.  SOME POETRY.  THE PACIFIC COAST SHINGLE  WEAVERS' UNION meets every third  Sunday in each -month at 3 p. m. in Union Hall, corner'Dunsmuir and Homer  slieet. R. J. Neary, president; R. E.  Rowe, secretary, box 757, New AVesl minster. Visiting brethren Invited to attend.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF  MACHINISTS���Beaver Lodge, No. .1S2���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday In  each month in Union Hall. President. Will  MaeClain: vice-president, Thos. Littler:  corresponding secretary,'Wm. Beer's, Oil  Richards street:.financial secretary, II.  JicVety, 1211 Seymour street.  JOURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION OF  AMERICA, , No. ITS���Meets alternate,  Mondays In room 1, Union Hall. President; F. 'Williams; vice-president, Miss  Barker; recording secretary,''!!. Burrltt;  financial secretary, Miss McLennan: treasurer, E. Neilson;, sergeanl-at-arms, J.  Daoust.  VICTORIA TRADES AND LAB01\  Council meets every alternate Wednesday ut S p. ni. in Sir William Wallace  hall.' President, W.M. Wilson; vice-president,Jas. Tags; corresponding secretary,  J. D. McNIven, P. O. 'box 302, Victoria;  recording and financial secretary, A. S?  Emery; Treasurer, A. Hay; , sergearit-  at-urms, T.,Masters.  THE YVANCOUVER LABOR PARTY  meets every second anil fourth Wednesday in each mouth in Union Hall. President, Geo.' Wilby; first vice-president,  George Bartley: second vic.-presldent, P.  Atkinson; recording secretary, John Morton; financial secretary, John Pearey;  treasurer, J. A. Dlbden; statistician, Geo.  Hufat.  (KIOSK (lit CKKSKV  The fnllnwfuj. jitieni is fi'om iietinil life mid  hiis-  been   presented  lo The  Independent (or  publication:  There's h t>nw-U'i:'.'0d tttilor  Who sits day by d��y  Willi lll.�� IcllMldllMfd up  lu it I'llrlolts way,  While hi.- fill llllle linger.  And slnei stubby iliunib  ���   Make sinus on llie i'1'.ith  I.Ike n linill dent mill dumb.,  Ills digit* are nimble���  'Ti* easy lo uott-  llitu nei'illi'niul llilinlilo  Oft raee nilitld u emit:  .Mid hi* nclgliliiT.- nil sny  As they see him work ;  "till, Hint tiow-logged luilor's  A ilirifly old Turk 1"  There's n high-bonded pcdHgognu.  Who iswondrously wise, r  Anil looks nt the world  Through a 1'nlr o'glnsseyes;  Wlio tenvhes tiy tiny  And wlio similes by night,  .Mid gives out tlint lie's solving  All problems cm sight: "   ,  When lie wrinkles lilit brows  And puekors his lips,  And solemnly vows . *  He's giving straight tips-       ,..-  Tiieu the people till sny.  As they list to bis lure;  "Oh, there never wus such  A groat muster before 1"  Now, this how-legged ttiilor  And pedagogue groat  ��� /j Would begin in the inorn  And keep at it till lute,  Ktieh doing llie best  in his power tu adduce  The cu. rt'ct plural term  For n titilor liuiile goose.  Aud the pedagogue said,  '��� Ily no rule nor book  As lie shook his high head  lly ne'er hook tint- crook  Could yon prove to �� iimu  Of tlie lensl common wit  Thm geese could be gooses  Wore than not could be nit."  i   Hut tho bow-legged tailor  Was iviillyobstriiso,  ..Wlii.le lie swore by.ilic yardstick  And other like sniff,'  Tlult lie knew lie wns right.  11 wns mvtl'ly a bluff  For nil of his clutter  Was iiicillit to coiiecal .-���  A doubt in the mutter  He fiiiildirt. help feel;  .So while pounding nwny  bike a mini al a wedge, ,  r  In his mind nil llie time  He wns ready lo hedge.  Yes, lliis bow-logged tailor  Wliei;. sending away  I'or some things in bis business  Wns thus led to sny;  To be sure that he would not '.���:���������  Mnkc improper use  Of the pine English tongue  In the plural of goose���  "My dear sir: Send right,through  A goose if you please"���  He had need for. J list two  Hal Hole wllh wliiilease  Ito boal round the bush <'  Ashe rencheii for Hie oilier,    ,;,  , lly adding: "I'.H.-.Mnke il two-'  'Send niiother." ' .'���'���'  ,       ' '��� Connoii.  CIGAHiMAKEKS' UNION, NO 3.17.���  ���Meets the first Tuesday in each month  in Union hall. President, P. R. Revero;  vice-president, P. Wnxstock; secretary,  G. Thomas, Jr., 145 Cordova street west;  treasurer, S. XV. Johnson; 'sergennt-at-  iirms, C. Parsons: delegates to Trades and  Labor Council, J. Crow, C. C. Copelnnd,  D. Morrissy.         '*__:__ _..   VANCOUVER FISHERMEN'S UNION,  No. 2. Meets in Labor Hull. Homer  street, everv first and third Saturday In  each months nt S p. m. .1. Watterson.  president; J. II. Watson, acting secretary.  ���BROTH ER'HOOD OF PAINTERS AND  DECORATORS.  Local  Union No.  I:l<*.���  - meetings firs and third Tuesdays In Labor Hall. Perceptor. II. Judson: president.  Wi Davis; vice-president, E. Tipper;, recording secretary, E, Tomkins. 220 Keefer  ��truet: rlniincliil secretary, B. Cross. :'M>  -Quebc-e=street-i=coiidi!clo!*^.\i=.I���Sloanu  warden, C. H. I'lnder: trustees, C. Sur-  Oil, W.  Stouey.   W.   Ilnrker.  Meetings.  F. O. E.���VANCOUVER AERIE NO. li.  F. 0. 12.. meets every Wednesday night,  ���nd'second Wednesday only of the months  ot July, August and September. Visiting  members welcome. H. V*. Findley. XV. P.,  Province olllce; S. It. Robb, XV. S.,  World olllce.  LO. O. F., M. U.-1/OYAI, THINE FOR  EVER lodge. No. "KG, tmoets every second and fourth Tuesday In the month In  the li.ill. over Harvey's store, corner of  Hastings HtreM and Westminster avenue, Vancouver; sojourning brethren cordially Invited. F. Black. N. G.; It. XV.  Partridge, secretary.  UNION MEN ATTENTION.  All union men In the city are hereby  notilied- thnt Donaldson & Matthews,  the Cordova street clothiers, hatters  and men's outlltters. have Just opened  out another large shipment of Union  label pants engineer.:, painters, bricklayers and laborers' overalls, earpetl-  ters' aprons, smocks, etc. Donaldson  & Matthews, men's, outfitters, 74 Cordova street.  An army cannot successfully fight a  .Kittle without artillery, Neither can  the laboi- movement be advanced without, its paper.  Tltll'G.MI.Y'O.N'l  [Written for The Independent.)  Tripgally nn.oli Kalliei'Tiine,  Trip gaily on, .       ,.  Unmindful of the dirt nnd slime  Thou look's! upon; ���'.,'?���  Unmindful of (lie gr'oiuis and sighs  Tlint lunik tlieyenrs;  Unmindful nf the tyrant's lies.  And labor's tears.  Trip, aye,'trip iu hell's mime gaily on.  Trip gaily on, oh Father Time,  Trip gaily oa,  Think not ul nil nf" Shy-lock's " crime."  Or': Mary's Son."  T'liink not of whnt lieciune of I'riiiice ;  . Or pampered Koine, '  Keep on, keep up Hi)' merry dance  , 'Til ileatli shall come.  Keep on. keep up thy.merry raee  "I'ii hull itself sees thy disgrace.  Trip gaily on.  Dunce to thy doom, oli l-'uther Time,  Uancc to thy doom,  "i'ii for thyself with Uiose in slime  There is no room.  When like a great volcano burst  One loud report,'  Ami lliou hast i|iic'iiclic-d hell's deepest thirst,.  And pence is bought. w  When, froln lliiue ashes, there sliull rlhc  A Kingdom of IheJusI and Wise;  Then trip, aye, irip lu hell's name gully on.  j  /^Sa.mc'i:!. Ki.no?  ~Vnni'otivef7T)i;lo1ier71!,S':    : *"  WANIIKltl.VU WH.I.Ii. WAI'KI'TAXIC.  WiniderliiK Willie Wnterliillk of Walla Willla,  Wa.-h.,  A iieregiiiiiilliig prliiier and good fellow, loo,  liegosh!  fume recently front Te.viis to Tnc'oiun on the  H.MItl'l.  Tn riiblii-riii'i'k nnd eliew Ihe rug, ior which lie  Is relimviied;  Willi linlr iinkeinpi und fnee iinlnved nnd sliocs  tlml suiilv showed  Tlie effect nf  hitting   rnllriiHil lies on   some  rough grinli'd roiHl,  He struck tin- lowu, and thereupon he lituiled  high uml low . .   .    ,  l'or soiiienlliei prim wlio'd lislcn to Ids little  Ink' of woe..    .  misled, uud lo Itlni 'nun.  on uud iirgniii/e n  Let your union be your politics.  I'm Willie he wii  veryi'leni  Tlml lie liii'l logei u rii��tli  So h�� ll ivns early mnriiing, lo ueliluve his Juicy  aim  He would sliikeniiiniig llie day .��lmp> nnd gel  ilii'ii-Jiisl Urn Mime; ,       ,       ���>���  He wns likewise very hungry, und liiouglit thill  some old rliiini  IVii'liui  would lmve ii plc-ciinl, wlierenf n  llll.'ul lll'il lllllll.  So 'Iwus III thl�� veioiilng humor Hint  Wander.  ing Willie sllilved  Inlo llie llunild olliir. wheiu piibllii iliouglils  arc minie. , ,  And he told iiir- liilcfiil story In n meek und  tired wuy:  How he'll wiilki'd down from I'liyiillup since  enrlv lirenk of dny���  How no'ihing but u turnip and a draught from  bubbling slrenms  Hurt lie to tiring eouieiiliiieiil o'er the' spiril of  liis dremns.  So Willie got Ills griil-istukeiiniWhe price, too,  for his beer, ,.,,,.  And in about nn hour returned chock full ol  cheer,  And sitting iu our only ihnir regaled us with  his jokes, ,  Interspersed with hobo stories of other tourist  blokes.  And we nsked hiiii,'midst the luugliter, of Ids  title stvle uud mime.  "Wcl*, I'll you." suid be, "purdiiers, I'm a duck  of varied funic. ���-, ������:������  ���Oh. I'm llie  gay  ezur of tuiirisls, I'm u Irnveller  I'm Hie Itox-cur urtist who scorns w but brukcys  say; 0  I'm llii'iliideoftliedlugliiitou the grcnt pun-  bundle line:  I'm llie boss of ibe growler, und In cnrbslouo  , sessions shine;  I'm the festive toudstcr known from Yamhill  loOsllkosh  Wandering   Willie   Wntertunk   of   Wulln  Wiille,' Wnsli."  -SKNLVA li.  KKTCIIl'M.  As  (lOIIUKSS OF  I.IIIEItTY. I.ISTKS I  (ioddess of I.llterly, listen I  I.fsli'li, I sny, uud look  To the sounds uud sights of sorrow  Tills side of Sandy Hook!  Your eye Isseiircliiug llie distnuce.  Vim nro holding your torch too high  To see llieslaves tlint nre fettered,       ,'  Thougli close at your feet they may lie;  And the cry of llie suffering Mrungei'  litis reuelicd yoiirenr nnrt ycnir lirenst,  lint you do iiut'lieed Ihe wail Hut! comes  l-'roiu tlie litiiints nf your own oppressed.  (ioddfssnf Liberty, follow,*  Follow ine where I lend;  Come down Into tlie sweui shop  Aiid look on the w'orlit of greed!  Look nil tile faces of children.  . Old before they were bora I  Look on the litigguril women.  Of fill sex graces shorn!  Look on the men! Cod help us!  If this is what it menus  Tn be men in tlie luiid of freedom  Ami live like mere machines!  cioddesrf of Liberty, nnswer!  How can the slnvesof Spuin  Kind freedom under your Ininner,  While your own still wear the chain:,'  Loud is the screech of your eagle  And lionslful the voice of your 11 rums  lltil they do not silence llie wail of despair  ,TTiuI rises oui of vnur slums, ���'  What will you do Willi your enmniests.  And how shall vour hosts lie fed, "Y  While your streets are tilled  Willi dcspcrcle  Hirongs  Crying for work or bread?  ���1.I.I.A Wiikhi.kii Wilcox.  K1GIIT HOUltS.  We menu lo make things over; we're tired of  toil for nought, "  Wilh biui! enough in live on; never an hour fur.  thought.  Wc wmit lo feel Ibe sunshine, we want lo smell  -   tliellowers;  We're sine Unit find lias willed it and we mean  to have eight hours.  We're sum uluil ing our forces, from the'print-  simp, wluirfauil mill���  Might hours for work, eight hours for rest, eight  hours for what we will.   .  The beasts that graze the hillside, llie birds  thiil wander free  In llie life thai (ind has meted,  huve n better  Int Hum we. r,. ' o  Oh! hands and hearts' nre weary, and homes  are lienvywith dole;  If life's liilie IIlied Willi drudgery, tvlinl need of  n human soul?  Shout, slinui Hie lusty rally from fnclury, store  ami iiilll���  The very stones would cry out If labor's tongue  were still!  The voice of Cod within us  is culling ns to  stiiml  '���'reel, ns is becoming tlie work nf Ills right  bund.  Slinalil lie In whom Hie Maker  Ills   glorious  iinugeguve,  Cower, Hie meanest of  His c real tires, u bread  and butler slave? ** - -,  Let llie shout ring down llie valleys, and echo  frnui every hill,  Elgin hours for work, oiglil'hoursfor rest, eight  hours for what we will.  great extent, banished him from the streets and  roudwuvs, Hiitl, save for a solitary pcdailer here  und there, who fears not the mud nor the rain,  nor the fog or wind. Inn steers his doliclioryclle  contraption ibeerfullv In the face of I lie most  advene circumstances. The wlieelmnn is a  negligible quantity in our midst. For tint tlmu  be lias ceased from troubling, and the nervous  liedc'strinn iniiv prcnmliuliite around tho park  or streets without a great deal of Hint looking  ltelore and after, spoken of Ity one Wlllliiiu  Sliakes|teiire of immortal memory. Yet, like  truth, the I'vcle, I suppose, will prevail for a  Hint'. And wbc'ii Pliiilnis eeasus to take wluit  the i.nct Iluriis culls "a short-lived glower fur  sooth Hie left," ami begins again Ids longsighted inspection of tilings sublunar, the  wli.'i'lcr will come forth again, uud, in  Inilmv days, bird the lean earth with his  siil^tanceas lieii'lofore, uml wc shall all have  lo dodge liliii In sunshine days gone by.  ���TIs the bell nf the cyclist,  I liearil it i|tilte plain;  ��� let on! of Hie Hack.  Or he'll lirulii von ugnlii.  He ls"scori'liing" al mure       ��  Tlnin a nvcittv-mile pace,  And the law Hull ulluwslt  Is a perfect disgrace.  Stand in tiiedonrwayP  Hei out of Hie way;  Iln! lie's punctured ids lyre  Hip! hip! hip! Inirrayf  For Sale.  PIANO-NHW-AI.I. TIIK LATKST IMPItOVK-  Ml'Vi'S���Cheap for cash.   Will exchange for  something useful.   Address 11,11, Province.  ���Vancouver Province.  Anyone wishing to see an honest person  sliouM gain an inlcrvlew wilh II. "Will exchange iur something useful." If the c.oiiniry  had more honest citizens like II, what ii huppy  world tills would lie.   11, we shake your  Xo, .ifuiidfc, dear, we do not believe Hint Hie  bunging gurtlcusof lliibylun were used to dry  clonics in. You have evidently been misinformed.    "'  Sweet music tills my inmost soul:  1 love the vlnlht and llute.  Hut must I love ilie-tliiiiidei'ous roll  Of my supply of winter coal  A-going down Hie chute.  Two waiters' were broke, and struck n job in  a smeller. One, by accident -fell Into a uiitss of  molten metal. Tlie foreman missing him enquired of his pnrincr, where his chum Wus.  Perhaps from force of linbit, but quick as a  linsli ciiiiie the answer: " On the tire, coming  "I'-"  Chas. Woodward Co.,  KORHKRtY C. WOODWARD. LIMITED*^  Cor. Westminster Ave. and Harris St.  SATUWDAV   SNAPS.  ��� 2 yd. wide white sheeting, 19c; worth S3c. 2V4 yds. wide white sheeting 31c, worth 3.*>c; white wool   blankets, "l.M, $1.W, JJ.2.V  Men's wool Kcdirti hut. in black nnd brown llie or 2 for "e. Jlen's  serge and tweed caps tile, SZe, SOc. Men's odd wool undershirts. 2 tor tl.'��<.  'Men's grey flannel shirts, collar attached, BOc, Boys' flanneletle shirts,  sl/.es 12. 121-i. .IS, 'Me each.  iMcn's all wool navy flannel shirts, collar attached, $1.00; 2 pair  heavy all wool sox for Sfic.  Tapestry carpel at :.tc a yd. ln any quantity, a genuine snap.  i.Men's heavy grain boots W. -worth jtl. Lnullvu' nml inlsses' caniet  slippers 23e.  Ladles'  I'runellu bocts One.  Simp. Authors, Old Maid, Lotto mid ninny others ."c ench up. livening parties for children. Oct a   box of crackers.  Wallpaper. We are selling all lines cheap. See new urlees.  Olasswurc���Tumblers 30c, title. 75c doz. Pitchers 1-2 gal. Sic Sic,  and Wc. ,  iIMnard's Eau de Quinine. Mc liottle; Mnnrd's Brllllnntlne, Wo bol-  tle; Kdwards' Iliirllne, Wc bottle; Koko, sinall 40c, large "fie: Hall's  :Miilr Vigor, "to bottle: Ayer's Hair A'ltor, 7.*>e bottle; Parker's Hair Balsam (Mc buttle; Canadian   linlr'Dye, -10c bottle.  llullis Just arrived, on sale Suturdnv.  \!i  Mail Orders Solicited.  m  l*'irst Vaneouver citizen���Did you goto church  Sunday?  Second Viiiicouvei' citizen���Xo. but 1 did llie  sntnc thing.  Klrsi Viinciuiver citizen���What was that.  Second Vuiicoiivcr citizen���Took n unpV      .  LAY OF Till: POPULIST.  Ill the sbiide ol n bnystack  A poinilisl sill.t"  A-twisIing llie lirlm "  Of hfs last siimmer's hat, -  And trying to lighten  His mind of nioad      .  ��� Bv humming the words  ''Of Hie folluwing ode:  Oh, for free silver!  Ob, for u change!  Oh fur Mi-I.lnlcy iu rille shut range!  oh for a cliiinec al plutocracy's ranks  Oil foru crack ut the nalluinil bunks!  And so he kept oli-Ing  I'nr ull be hud nol���      ,;  Nnl cnntelllc'tl Willi owing  "Kiir nil Hint he'tl got.      =  ���Hot Air.  DRIFTWOOD.  A Sim'rjiDrill���tlle!Siocan. :  /   ,  Tlie best Province lu (,'aiiada���the Vuncnuver.  : Proliablv Ilicre never wns u   mini loo luzy  tie Hie strings of u pretty womuii's shoe.  " Idon'l like your Inirk." said Hie cut. "Well,  you ncc'iin's gel your back up about it," said tlie  'log. ��� And off lie ran.  Women lmve been wronged for nges. 'ihey  huve suffered in a tbuusniio ways. Still,' when  wecuuie to Hiink alioiil it,.they have never  suffered in silence.  It is the small tilings Hint .count in llie buttle  of life. We. hnve seen men gel out of nn ele-  phtiin's wnv without nny trouble, but they hud  u terrible struggle to get rid of u Ilea.  The Tide.  " King out wild bells," the poet wrole,  Ilnl were lie here tii-duy  To listen lo llie plume's sin ill nolo  " Iting nif!" is wluil hc'il sny.  ���LUIS VERNON'.  'LtlffiPMDMT ITEMS..  ���lufii your r.iiUm, if yon niv nnl yi'i in.  foru'viilth.  IiiU'l'Iilh'ii forgotten in the rm-o  -'If you dcsirii'sliurt hours niul sou��l wiikus  hc!|i nthui* tojjut il ton.   ���''  Statistics   )ike"wiustiKL's, " (lupt-'ini for   their  viihuj upon tliose.wlui iimko Uiciti.  Thu linion Iiibul i.-* n Kiiurnntn* of union ivork-  nioii nml a livitiy oti^u.   h-x'li ii-r it!  J'ouer si'cun.-d l_y oppivssion or usurpiitlun <tr  by miy form ot iujiistire is soon ilL'tiiiout'tl.  Kleven liunilroil stiloons' Inivo Ijceu njietu'il in  MnuiitisiiU'*.' tin.* ������civili/urs" hiiuk'i'l, mnl i��nly  Olio uioM.-il."-'  Anyt!iiii},';Unit will leiul worklngmcd-.tu  (junnvl unions ihciiL-ulvo i* "quail on tonst"  uu-tliuireuipitivyrrj.  If uxi hud prospurlty^wi* woulil not nui'd any  ont1 tt) try nmi prove it with n lol ol iIkuiu--���wo  woultl. know it. ':���,'���...;  Cann.'Kit* iiImI lloi-kefollur linvu given"nwuy  seVL'i-iil inill.tMis oi tloiinij. tiuriuji the iu.*i .��c-��..  Annllivr h'hkc iviliicliou i.-itlmUl <iuu.���LaUir  Worltl.  . i.ove ��uil  kiinluess are-nece-ssury to einihlu  people in livo nappy.  ,t'ioler tuir pru-ouiit selfish and  pfiiutii  Imjtpy*  Mum man eau iiL-vnr he  Toilay onr ciiin I i i f tins ti ro ^iich Unit it workinn-  nmn only exi>ts u��r tiie pleasure and henelit of  the own'ors of tlio means of produetion ami  distribution.   This is>Ia\vry.  So Ioukiis it dim ii must light for a living wage,  so long as he must struggle to keep his labor  power on tin1 market, just so long will it lie  neeessary to organize trade unions.  ��� "'��� *��� .--..   ���**  % Cleveland and ��2^iBtf��I^*4: ���-  ���       Tribune     DII^lJ(^It>3 ���f  ccccccccco  ���  SOLE AGfNT,    ::'Xf  24 Cordova St. X  ���^������������������4*#4'44-#**#44^.4'#'*#<>4'-#'  ^IcLennan,  Mcrecly ���� Gck  WHOL1  Shelf and Heavy  WHOLTDSAIjE AND   RETIAIIJ DBAI/TIIRS   IN  SOLE AGENTS FOR: Electric!    Rubber    Belting;    Beardmore  Double and Single Leatlie r  Boltias:.;  jMajeatlc  Ranges;   Jainee-  SteAvart's Wood Stoves; Valentine's Varnishes and Colors; Fair-  bank's Scales; Giant Powder Company's Y    .  _���  ��_  Also the Registered Brand of  SUNSET Axes,^, Saws,  Spades,  Cutlery,   Razors. Hammers, Hatchets, etc.,  Shovels,  MAIL   ORDERS  RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION."  Mail Orders Receive Prdm|>t Attention.  ���MAItKKT.-.Ql'OTATIOXS.'  VAM'orvKit, Ol t  K'orrceteil   I'v   Kuril's ilroeery,   "J3  *...'.,'���������. ���'-���', Sireel.]    '.'"'���  Flnlll--'��������� ������������"        ,' ���'   ''���  HiniKiiriiin, sack, Wilis.,  Grain���r    '"?  Wheill, llKlllis   Oiils, Inn.  ...  I'ee.l-  Hiiv. ion......   Iliiin, inn.................  Supir���  Snirtir. siii'k   Vl'KUtlllilW���  tvlery.lniiii'li.....  ? 1 511,,  1'RI.'  ���-'li UU  IS no  i'l IHI  fi i;o  in lmw.  IIil.sllllKS  <ii,  Sli (��l  (tl   1'-  Tliev snt liifiellier by tlie sen,  A linive yinini; Trunin mnl briile,  Anilliiiiuneil linm iimlliiviiiKly  Tnllie iiiuiiniiii* i>( Hie liile.  _Jii!H six innntli�� inter, when MieyMit?  '���Arirniiie iiiiirs'iiiil^siKiie'lv ~    '  Tlm neii-'liliiirs III llie next ilonr lint.  lleiiril tlle inotinlni. uf tlie tleil.  A iniin witli ii IiivIuk wile rmiil ten Kimil eliil-  ilren lms luippliu'ss mnl weiiltli, Imi. Hut h  limn Willi it siiriely wil'e uml il l'llg iIiik���weil,  lieimsn'i neither.   .  " I llilnl! il is teirilile," siilil ii girl in Vitti-  eoliver, ��iln lnnl   I" Kilsp  while .-lie  -ni'l   II  liei'iiitse sin: was Ini'i  wlilfli Ihe Chines  il mi liiflil, "Hie iiiHiini'r In  nlilell lilinl up lhelr feel/'  (������irri'-iiiiiniinit, Kiiiiilno|��-'-\l'e limi't think  thm .MissSiMt'i'eii etui he nili-il ns ii lirst-i'lus-  vtinilist. At lensl we never suw her minie  iiiunli}; siiiiji ti'stiiiiiillinls.  I  ; I,1  drip  1 drip!   Tlietii'tulier dujs  llnve rnliu', iilld me .vim'd  helliT Inki' wiii'llevef villi leilVe  liiinic, fur whi'ii Urn iinv si'iiin.s fnir  mid   hi'liihl. us   iliiwn   Ihe sireel   ymi  irip, leiiieiiilier 'lis lime fer nur winter ruin  11  r "  I  drip!  tlie wlieelmnn.  In my wnlks I do not meet the festive cyi'llst  so iiiiineronslv as I used lo.   There Is less of  him In tin.' square mile thnn there wns n few  woeks ago.  The rliill Outober days have to a  As long as Ihe worklngineii eimtinue to buy  sweat simp and prison minie goods, just that  long will respeel for Iheui be less and the  liierehiillts eontitiui' to handle that elaSH of  goods.  If the-people had a elinnee lo vole on the  laws there would he llu wuv fur corrupt polill-  I'iiins lo sell tlielr voles lu the highest bidder.  Direiit legislaliun will be llie dentil blow to  iiossisin.  There isonlv (lie wnv lo bring pence on earth  and good will milling liien. It is by rooting out  nnd rusting on Hie rubbish pile Ihe system Hint  makes war nnd ill-will by robbing llie pro-  dueei'-suf-fuiii'-llftliiiof-llieliMiroiluut, ^_   There is a great difference liclwecn n Irusl  anda union. A trust is formed to increase the  prolitsof ii few men who already Iihvc wealth  enough, while n union is fnruioi! lo secure living wages for nil underpaid working people.  Tlie world needs Ihe bright example nj n free  people striving through nil tlielr Industries to  make Ihe life of each cltlncli lulliplcr, Is llie  Imigiiugc u( Judge llri'werof [lie united States  Supreme conn, '''lint's exactly tvlinl wc nre  working for.  FORD'S���*^  ���ii)  listings St.  'to clear Stock'of FRUIT.  JARS for   the  Season.  Pints,     -    05c per   do/..  Quarts, ������-   75c ."..���   "'���'  Half-gals;, 90c   "       "  AI Qualiti).  Tel. 728.  I'OllllOL'S, lb    Lettuce, hend.........  Onions, lb...   Cnbbiigc, lb,.;;...-...'.  Cuililliiwer, liuiul   thiciiinbers, doz   Tomntoes, lb .....  Corn',, doz   Farm Produce���.  Eggs,don. fresh.......  Htittcr (Creamery), lb.  Mutter (Dairy), lb.....  Cheese, lb.............  Lard, lb   Kruit-  Pcars   Ornngss, do/. ���   l'enches, Imx .........  Lemons, do/.   Grapes, lb   Apples.....'.   Hummus, do/. ...  Crab Apples, lb.  Ill,  I  i :i  iu  ���jn  0  _:u  in  ���*'-  i*i  17  .lo  II W  ���10  .C.lb for  Meats-   .���.?.".  [Corrected by II. Marsdcn,  lOiist. '  lleef.lb . ...;.   .Mutton, lb........   Venl, lb '-   I'ork, lb..   Iliiin,lb.... ....  Ilncon, II   Hustings Street  Oi,  8'  ��  12  l'jii:  IK *  ���jo  w  15  IS  villa '  ���.ii  AMERICAN FEDERATION  OF  LABOR  PLATFORM.  1. Compulsory educa'tlon.  2. Direct legislation, through the initiative and referendum.  3. A legal work day ot not more than  eight hours.  4. Sanitary Inspection of workshop,  mine and home.  5. Liability of employers for injury  to health, body or life.  0. The abolition ot the contract system In all public works,  7. The abolition of the sweating system.  S. The municipal ownership of street  cars, waterworks, gas and electric  plants tor the public distribution of  light, lieat nnd power.  9. Tlio' nationalization of the telegraph, telephone, railroads and minus.  10. The abolition of the monopoly  system of land holding and substitution therefore a title of occupancy and  use only.  11. Repeal of conspiracy nnd ponal  laws affecting seamen and other workmen incorporated in the federal und  state: laws of the United States.   -  12. The abolition of the monopoly  privilege of Issuing money and substituting therefor a system of direct issuance to and by the people.  Do you read The Independent? If you  don't, you should. It Is the only reliable paper on labor matters in the  city.  , YOUR WIFE LIKES IT.���Your witc-  is proud to walk with you, ttilien others turn to admire, as they do- invariably, when you wear clothes made by  us. TUiere Is an air distinctiive and always discernible plainly albout our  up-to-date suits thafpleases Its owner',  no leas loan his wife and friends.  DAN. STEWART  130 Cordovu Street.  Vitals Brand  Clothjnq���  ARE THE BEST  Tlicv. nre Inilor miiilc, shrunk before cut...  Tiic newest styles, iu fact tlie best suits in tlie ,-  market for the money.  '20 t'liunnv.t  SlIIKKT.  R.ROBERTSON.  , MAKK.1 A Kl'HCIAI.TV OK .  o  o  Dswofs special liqueur, also ��� ���  LaDei Liqueur wnisk^;  -LAUGH STOCK Ol*-  IMPOI'TIJI) AND IJO.MKi.TIU  Ci-gars  Quann Mhos.,    -��� -     Props.  Coii.nkii Coiidova and Cawum..  lit, 11


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