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 A.  : A [  SATUy  =3^bscription, $1.25 a Y*ar  Wage-earners should subscribe  - because tbis.papor is printed in  their interests.  Subscribe NOW.  312 Homer Street.  COLONIAL HOTELS  Corner Granville and Drake Streets.  Choice inculs, pleusant room.; all con-*  ventolin.-*, hot and cold bulbs, billiard -  und pool parlor, best stocked bar. Nearest hotel to all industries on fiilsc Creek  "��� and C. P. lt. shops.   Rules, si u day  H.W attcek.  T. G. HUGH, propricto'.  vol: 2.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1901.  NO. 15.  ������(  -J  trades and laboiuwmil  "When President Dixon called the ro-  Kular "meeting ��{.the Trades and Labor  Council t< gethor on Friday ntshl, there  were only about one-third of the delegates ptesent.    .  Tlio following crcdoiitlnlo  wore prc-  . ueretcd: Ship Carpenter-, und Caulkers'  Atwoclntlnii, William MeKliwock, Pntnk  Chirnler and  George  D.ivls;    Brothcr-  IiikjiI    of    Painters    and   *I)ccor.ilois,  George While, K. Crush and W. P.avler;  Amalgamated    Society   ot   Curjientors  and Joiners, John Morton, John Davidson und J.   Cordon  Davidson;      New  Westminster Ship Carpeiuois and Caul-  *   leers' 'Associatf*!, Edward Mercer; Ty-  . . pographleal Union, J. C. Marshall,  R.  Todd and XV. R. Hug-lies; Biirbens' Union, James H. Stephens and A. GU'beit.  Communications -wore received as follows: Fiom Typographical Union, not-  .   lng the fact that the Woodmen of the  i .World will insist on the Union  Label  being put on all their printing.  '.'   **-  From Tobacco Woikeri.' Union of Jol-  lettc, statlngvthat the linn or J. U Ger-  ��� vaU & Company has been unionized. _  from Slocun (Miners, in reference tb  Coast-Koolenay Railway.  " ELECTION Oil" OFFICERS.  ��     t    . ft,   ~  The follow ing officers were elected for  *   the ensuing term:  President���Joseph Dixon.  VJc-PreMdent���John Crow.  Recording Secretary���J. C. Marshall:  flnancl.il Secretary���XV. J. Beer.  Treasurer���John Pearey.  Statistician���George White.  Sergeant-ut-Arms���C.  J.  Salter.  Trustees���J. H. Watson, A. Duff and  3f. J. Russell.  GEMERIAIL BUSINESS. ~  A petition was received from the Slogan Miners' Union dealing with hospital dues ns applied ln that vicinity.  Tlie petition, lt is asked, be endorsed  by this Council, and forwarded to the  members from this 'City. It was referred lo the Parliamentary Committee.  The delegates discussed the matter at  some length, and opinions were voiced  3>ro and con., as to the conduct of this  institution, and it was finally submitted  Co a special Committee to deal with.  A 'delegate from tlie Ship Caityenters  and Caulkers' Union announced - that  Ceorge Cates' shipyard does not recognise Union labor." lie etated further  that things were so shaping themselves  , that nearly nny class of 'ship work  could be handled here.  *A complaint was made that Union  tnen did not call for Union-mode cigars.  ,w^.T!Hl___CHARTRR"_*ND BONUS .EVIL.  The' Council has "isent -the following  circular to all unions In Biitlsh Colum-  toia*- '  Dear Sir,���Ono of the greatest evils  both organised and unorganised labor  has to contend with at the present time  nnd through which many indirect taxes  ���'fSLrc iplaced upon the industry of the  * workers, is the practice , of granting  charters lo corporations or'lndividuaJs  tb*-"opcrutc   public   utilities, ^such   as  weeks' discussion to give notice th.it on  and after iMay 1, 1301, a day's work for  all members working .under Its Jurisdiction would consist of eight hours at the  minimum scale of $3. The Worklng-  inen'H union Is always foremost.in any  nnd all reforms.  Our Hritlsh Columbia brethren are far  * ��� ���  llic-ad of us lu reform measures.���Seattle Union [Record.  The Coopers' Union ot fieattle submitted their annual agreement to the  .'inployers on January 1st.  TRIBUTE TO MARTIN IRONS  Fred.' Riis.smnn left fer Portland,  ifter "-pending a tew days among his  piintorial friends in Vancouver.  Tlle members and friends ot Tent No.  J, 'K'nights of the 11 .tecabecs, he-Id a  very Mi"ee-*>ful masquerade bill on  N'ew Years eve.  Los Angeles tailors recently went on  strike and won. The wages of the men  Live consequentlj been Increased from  .7.50 to (S.00 a suit.  At Pittsburg on Wednesday, iftlOO  structural Iron workers .struck for an  advance of six cento am hour in^wages  and a nine-hour day. The strikers will  win.  The Barbers' Union of Seattle held a  very successful ball on New Tear's  nighty to raise funds to aid ln the betterment ot the condition of the society  and Its members. ��  The largest gasometer in the world  Is at Bast Greenwich. When full, it  contains 12,000,000 cubic feet of gas. It  weighs 2,200 tons, is ISO feet high, 300  feet in diameter, requires 1,200 tons of  coal to ifill it with gas and cost nearly  $200,000.  There is trouble on at iNelson, B. C,  between Contractor Gunn and his employees on the iR'obson bridge work.  The secretary ot the Laborers' Union  advises men to keep away from that  section 'until things have been straightened out.  The members of the local union of  Rossis nd Carpenters and Joiners, No.  1, held a. ceJebiation last evening, the  occasion being the Installation ot new  oillcers for the coming six months. The  new oillcers are: Hayes, president;  MoTntos-h, vice-president; McDonald,  financial-secretary, Adams, corresponding secretary; Nell McLean, treasurer.  r  nnd gas plants, water works, etc. In  many Instances not only is a charter  granted to operate these utilities, nnd  Incidentally to gilnd a few more dol-  "* lars out of the pockets of the workers,  but nlJoa bonus ln the form of_mo"ney,  land, or exemption from taxation^. How  - snueh bettor would it not be if these  utilities were ibullt ana operated jby, the  Government for the people, many_,suc-  eeasful instances of such a course being  . found in various parts of the .world.  v^,' 'It behoves organised " labor of this  Province," as the vanguard of, the great  army of workers, to opposejth'e granting of charters by every means In their  liowor, and if it is ltrepossrble to prevent  them being granted, then hedge-them  Around with certain restrictions, so that  t'he rights of the majority of the people  of this Piot Ince, the white worker, shall  be adequately protected. ^  In this connection the Vancouver  - Trades and Labor Council desire your  advice und co-operation. A charter has  been granted to certain Individuals to  build a railroad from the Coast into the  lloundary Creek mining district? The  ovfl lias been done, but by petitions, representations to our local Provincial  members, wnd constant agitation, lt is  possible that organlzedr-labor ma^' obtain certain restrictions being placed  on the builders of the road, ,  ^_fcJThe_Piirllamentiiry Committee of the  .Vancouver Tiades and Labor Council  hsave had this matter under consideration^ and suggest: >'.  9,L 'Thatnln future we petition the  Government to construct and operate  Bu'di^undertaklnts. ' r  . 2. Fatting this we petition our members <to (a) Vote against a charter unless a purchasing clause i.s 'inserted.  and also one restricting the mortgaging or bonding the undertaking for  more than llu actual cost, in order that  ut twine future period the Government  ���nay be ablo to purchase U\e undertaking for <Hs actual Value, (b).'Vote for  a clause excluding, under penalty, the  cnjployment of Mongolians, (c.) Vote  _tyr Mio enforcement of a Fair Wage  Clause, (d.) Vote for a clause making  It compulsory upon the contractors to  pay wages in tiHI.  These ore only, a few nurenstlons;  perhaps you may fiave some to offer.  It Is probable that petitions will be circulated with regard to the charter .of  tho Kcotenay-Coaot RaH-wny. Wo cannot, unfortunately, do much with this,  but siny "perhaps obtain ihe insertion  ot certain of the olaugea outlined above.  "The co-oporatfve movementlin "Great  Britain is a notably expanding one and  represent a. development which,industrial America is a comparative stranger  to. From ISO;!, when the movement  began, to 1S97, the number of co-operative societies engaged ln the retail  trade bad inci eased from 400 to 2,230,  having a membership "of 1,627,185, and  a share capital of nearly $100,000,000  The sales ot these societies in 1807  amounted to $325,000,000, upon whlcli  there was a net .profit, divided among  the members, of ��_t,679,000, or about 10  per cent  Oiy  Eugene  V.   Debs.  It  was in the year 1S8G that <M:irt!n  Irons, ns Mio chairman of the executive  board  ofthe  Knlglilt. ot Lnbor  of   the   Gould   southwest rullway   ��ys-  em, defUd capitalist tyranny, and from  tlml hour he was doomed.    All the power of capitalism combined to crush him,  nnd   when  at  last   he succumbed   to  iivet'wliolmlng odds,    he was ���hounded  fiom place to place, mull he was ragged and footsore and the pangs of hunger gnawed at his vitals.   For fourteen  lung yeans he fougliL.slngle-han.IeJ the  battle of persecution. Jlle tramped far,  ���Kid among strangers, under an assumed name, soug-.it to earn enough to get  bread.   IL'.ut he was tracked like a beast  ind driven    from    shelter.     For this  "poor wanderer ot a stormy day" theie  i\as no pity.   lie hid stood between his  -l.-ii-a  and    lhelr    oppressors���'he    was  br.ive% find   would "not  llliich;  he  w.-i.x  :.r.rc-s't and would not sell; this was his  cilme and he mils', die.   iMartln Irons  ���anie to  this country from Scotland a  ehiitl.     He   was (friendless," penniless,  tilone.   At an caily age he became a  machinist.   For years he worked at his  trade.   He  had  a clear  head  and   a  warm heart.   11-e saw and felt the Injustice suffered by his class.     Thiej  reductions In wages In rapid succession  fired his blood. He resolved to resist. Ho  appealed to his fellow-workers.   When  the great strike came,  Martin  Irons  was Its central figure.   The men knew  they could trust him.   They were not  mistaken.   When at  the darkest hour  Jay Gould*gent word  to Martin Irons  that 'he wished to see him, the answer  came, ''I am In Kansas City."    Gould  did not have "gold enough to buy lions.  This was his greatest crime.   The piess  unUcd  in fierce denunciation.     Every  lie that malignity could conceive was  coined and circulated,   an the popular  mind (Martin Irons .was  tlie blackest-  hearted vlllian that ever went unhung.  PInkerton  blood  hounds,  were on 'his  track night and day.   "Rut through it  ail   this honest,  fearless,  high-minded  workingman   stood   Immovable. *    The  Courts and soldiers responded  to  the  command of their masters,    t'he rall-  loads, the strike was crushed and the  workingmen beaten.    Martini Irons had  served, suffered  for and  honored his  class   'But he'had lost.   His class tui tied against him and Joined In t'he execution of the enemy.   Thls^palned him  That well-known brilliant writer,  Mr. iP. A. O'Farrell. writing In tho  llutte iRevellle, ��ay.s: "To Ilelnze  first awl before all, belongs tlle credit  of having smashed Rogers' scheme nnd  of having taught ihe people of the  United States tnat uven the Standard  Oil may meet Its Waterloo. Jt has met  t In iMtintaiui, and I want to say right  litre that the btttle cry of the United  States In 1001 will be what It was In  iMontniiu In 1000: "Down with Kero-  "eiie," and, "Down with the Btandaid  Oil." will be shouted by American  ���leople from Florida to Puijet Sound,  tin! from (Maine to ���California lii the  next oreaidentlal election,"  l�� g illlll Galllher has commenced to  thurrie. lie is using the Wiftonian style  'if argument on the mongolian question. 'He Insinuates that the prejudices  of easterners will have to be overcome  betnre c\clu��lon legislation c,:n be scoured. If Galllher would follow the line  of F. J. .Dean, of the Kitnloops Sentinel, and other consistent stippotters of  the government in demanding of the  Ottawa moguls thnt they do something  'it once he would he a much better  friend to ih.'.s party. Waiting passively for eastern folks to clut'n_.e their  piejudices Is like- waiting for the mountains to do ti e.ilce walk Into the ssa.  The party doing the waiting is likely  to become terribly deceased in the  meantime.���The Paystreak.  AIMOYS IB  The formation of local labor parties  all over the Dominion under an approved constitution and with a. common  platform of principles should be effected, and thus -give permanecy to the  movement,-and prosecute the educational work necessary to the ultimate  sueces.s of sucli a party, says the Voice.  Without such organisations to kill old  party .prejudices, and re-enlist the political sympathies in active and continued discussion and effort, it Is useless to try .and elect labor representatives to parliament. Knowledge1, Interest and conviction of right are all needed to iuproot prejudice and there is no  use of attempting it with vague generalities. The new century Is about to  dawn on ois, and before its first year  has passed there should be a local labor party In every town and city of  the Dominion, and every labor man  should see that his name appears on  "ihe roll. It.Is second In importance  only to having It on the voters' list.  If you mean to push the claims of labor to public acceptance and success.  The banquet tenJered the newsboys  and messengers by the cltiitens of Vancouver In   recognition  of faithful services was  held in  Union Hall as an-  lounced on New Yeirs eve.   A rather  Jljbor.u��.   prog ram me   had   been   prepared for the enteitalnment of the boys  ifter the  banquet,  hut owing  to  the  many ailiucllons. cls^uh-ro, especially  t.le Illuminated paiade in honor of the  .���etuined ioldJer boys, this part wa.s cut  -.���.i-rt.   The  whole  affair  l-idted  about  in? hour, .inj was tnereforc the briefest and most entli'i.slastic public dlnm.r  ever held in  this city.   There were in  :he  neighborhood of 200 biys piesent,  who thoroughly enjoyed the feed.     One  .hl.ig particularly noticeable was that  ill the bo>s were wl'.I dieswd, sinait,  clean and healthy.   All was buzz and  e.sciwiueni,   and   u   needed     no   veiy  tieftil     attention       to     citch       the  .heerful note l!m L>H  (hit the no'sa  tns maie up of a nunibet of little out-  ��� ���--uilngs of sitisfictlon on the part of  the youthful guests.who worked  merrily   to dispose  of  the heaps of good  things which a corps of waiters were  struggling to renew, but which despite  their efforts grew steadily less and less.  At  the  door of the large dining 'hall  belated   boys   were hurrying  in,   their  faces plainly indicating their fear that  t'hey  had arrived   too  late.   The  fear  was  groundless,   as   theie   was plenty  and to spare.  Barnwell Brothers piovlded the following  M1DXU.  A. S. C. J.  On Tuesday evening. January 1st, the  Amalgamated Society of Carpenters  and Joiners held Its (list meeting ttof  the new century, and In spite of the  heavy snow storm there was a good attendance and a very Unteresting meeting. iPiosid^-nt J. Davidson presided.  It was d.rfJed that the next session  bo ii ypevlil summer.,.! join; meeting  ni Sit the ni*ot:.oiho3d of Carpenters and  joiners to consider trade improvements.  All brotheis of bot'li soolstles are urgently requested to atteti 1 and be pre-  pin-1 to voice their sentiments in r-*-  gaid to tb'.s matter.  THK U. S. VOTE I  ���xJk  PrtESlDflXT.  According to the Now York Times,  .he total popular vote for pi evident on  November Cih ws.% 1J,!)C7,20!1, divi'jed as  follows. UlcKlnley, 7,217,077; Uryan, 6.-  .17.P.-.3; 1\'c;t>:..y, -J07,.JG4; Dn'.ker, 30.1S8;  Debs, Ol.tVii; Malloney, 31,1S0: scatter-  n','. fi.-.H. v'.ns make-. MeKsnlc-y's pl<i-  i.ility S"i'J,St:i, as agiliidt C0.1..-.1-1 In 1896.  The total vote was hut 81,000 more than  in ISM HcKlnley's vote increased 112,-  S9S, iinj Jliyan's wa,. reduced 115,072.  Tlie 'Piohiblliin wie ineieistd 01,-  .'.92 over ;.-,; agijiegate of both piohi-  bitlen candid tie, I'.i 1SE6 'while the  '���omhint'l ���ittil of Debs- -and Malloney,  12S.002, Is 31,728 gieater thin til,- total  ��� eporiej for llatchett. Socialist Labor,  in 1890. The total of the Debs and Barker vote Is about equal lo Bryan'o loss,  while the Palmer vote of 133.A2A. in 1896,  Is considerably gieater thin MsKin-  ley's-gain.  IHIU'CKLAT'EIRS AND STONEMASONS.  JMIMCIPAL flOMMTIOil  Rev. -("lather Felix IM. Lepore, of Denver, Col, is said to be at present in  Chicago, arranging for the manufacture  of several unique inventions of his.  Among them is a needle that can be  threaded toy the blind; a fire escape  with a gong attached to awaken the  sleeper und a wire ladder descending  with a touch, a salt and pepper holder  which rains salt and "pepper at will;  .an"1 Invalid's bed 'which will 'er.*.ble a.  patient to be lifted to any position and  be handled easily and without pain,  and a life preserver that will llde ou_  any fctorm ln safety.^     '^  t.i  y HB ftliUBT HAVE.  She was a famous "healer" and she  had converted the'Major's wife, and at  her earnest request the Major.had consented to be" cured/ of swearing by  Christian Science methods. The liealer  eat on one side of him and his wife  on the other, In silence. Bach held one  of the iMaJor's hands. The minutes  ticked Into a half hour, the healer  looked rapt, and Anally the Major's  wife ventured:  ���"iHow-do-yuu feel now~iilnJor?"  ;_"Llke  a  damn    fool,    my    dear!"���  ''ilro.id'tood  Muguzlnc."  It pays to advertise ia Tho Independent.  SUiDSORIBH   "FOK    THE  PENDENT, J1.26 A YEAH.  INDE-  '  It was decided t>y���th'6 TVorklngraen's  pnlon, of jBtitte,   Ment.. after several  Did you get a new subscriber tor  The Independent this week. If not,  why not? -~  - Anyone wishing to advertlso In a  way that will bring good returns should  not fall to try the programme of tho  Savoy theatre. Tho rates are reaaon-  ablc nnd the work creditable. IMr. Paul  Gondron ban charge of the programme  and; may be seen at the theatre an ap-  pfllcatlon.  ��� Tlie Independent wants a report ot  each union meriting and nawis ooneern-  inlg tttia members of every organiBatlon.  Sutob reports "and news will do much to  sustain and ere'ate Interest ia the organizations. igacreUurico ere e��peolaIlr  ii-Tglta ' to eehd in " thate reports,' buft  news from any meto_lb��c ot aa organization win be retoetved with pleasure.  tnoie than all else.   JJut he bore even  this  without a murmur,  and. It ever  a despairing sigh was wrung from him  It was when lie t)as alone.   And thus  "it Iid-jTbeen all alioiig  lh��. hifcTi't* iy*<of  the   centuries,   from   Jesus   Chrtet   tu  Martin Irons.   Let It not be said thai  Irons was not crucified.' For fourtee;i  years'he was nailed to the cross and  no martyr to humanity ever bore his  crucifiixlon with manlier fortitude.  He  stopd the taunts and Jeers and all the  bitter mockery of fate with' patient heroism, and even when the poor, dumb  brti'.es  tvhose wounds and  bruises  he  would 'have swathed with  his  heartstrings, tuined upon and rent him, pity  sealed his lips   and   silent   suffering  wrought  for him  a  martyr's    ciown.  Mai tin lions   was hated  by  all  who  weie   too  ignorant  or base  to  understand him.   He died desplted, jot will  he* live  beloved.   No president of the  United States gave oe tendered to him  a public olllce In testimony of 'his service to the woiking class.    The kind of  service he rendered was too honest to  bej respectable, too human to be popular.' The blow he struck for his class  will pieserve his memory.   In the great  struggle for emanc'patlon-.he nobly did  his share, and the hl'tory of labor cannot be written without ���hid- name   He  waf an agitator, and as Such shared  t'he common fate of all.   Jesus Christ.  Joan   of  Arc,   Elijah    LoVeJoy,    John  Brown,   Albert   Parsons    and.   mini  others set the same example and paid  the same penalty.   For the reason that  he was a despised agitator and shunned of men too mean and sordid to conceive the lofty motive that inspired him  he will be remembered with tenderness  and love long lifter the last of 'his detractors shall have mouldered in a for-  gotton grave.   It was in April, 1S99, ln  Waco, Texas,  that-1 .last.pressed this  cqmrade'a  hand. '(He  bore, the   traces  of poverty and broken health, but his  splilt was intrepid as when, he struck  11^ shie'd-of-llloxle-thlrteen-year.s-be--  fore; and when he spoke of socialism  he seemed  transformed    and    nil  the  smouldering fires  within..'.htm 'blazed  once moie  fiom his sunken eyes,      I  was pnlned but not'surprised When I  icad that he had "died penniless In an  olfscure Texa^ town."   Itjis his glory  and society's shame thufne tllod that  way.  nils  weary body 'has'found ic��t  and.the grand-children of Jhc men nnd  Women he struggled, suffered and died  for will weave ehaplets where he sleeps,  Ills epitaph might'rend:   "For standing bravely In defense of the woiking  claiy*. he ��',is put to death by slow tor-  I'Uie."   'Mai tin  Irons  waa? an   honest,  courageous,   manly   man.,' The    world  numbers one k\sn since he hns left it.  Ittnve comrade, love and "'farewell!  The nomination proceedings passed oft  most quietly at the City hall Thursday.'  As a itesult, contests will take place for  ^VlSbi ma'tiie honors in all tvarda' but No.  t, in which the nominations were confined to II. J. Painter and Robert  Grant, who weie theiefore declared elected by acclamation.  The nominalloiifa for the Mayoralty  went to Aid. James McQueen and Aid.  T. O. Townley. The Alder-manic nominations aie as follows:  WARD T. .  II. J. PAINTER by J. H. Senkler'and  Winte Pei kins.  " ROBERT GRANT by William Ralph  and C. E. Tisdall.  "W1ARD  II. t  THOMAS F. 'NEELANDS lay Rod  Campbell and William Hunt.   .  A. C. BRYDONE-JACK by John A.  Flott and J. G. Arthur..  EDWARD COOK by Alexander Fletcher tmd H.  H.  Laylleld.  WARD III.  W.    J.     McGUTGAN    by    Nicholas  Thompson and Peter Cordmer.  D. McPHAIDEN .by Robert-Clark  and F. Flllon. "fe  J. COOTE by Peter Cordiner and H:  J. Dougherty. -, -p'  WARD IV.  W. J.  BAKER by&F. G. Lewis and  John Sykes.        fc  WILLIAM S. "-McDONALD by Alexander Hogg and W. J. Dickinson.  C. F. FOREMAN by W. J. Dickinson  and F. S.  Dobson.        ' j1-  ,W. A. McDONALD by Charles Woodward and D. C. Craig.       ~ CS-'J  7. L. FRANKLIN by'J. J. Craneand  Willllam Horlo.  V. WARD  V.  ,_tV. H. WOOD 'by Michael Costello  and H. A. Brown. ���"'  JOHN MORTON by R. A. McCul-  lotigh and���V-Sykos.  Chicken Salad.  Ro.-i'-t Tin key. IRoast Goose. _  iRoast Beef. P.oast Mutton.  iRoa6t Poik. Boiled Ham.  Hot Mashed Potatoes.  Confections.  Mince iPle.    -Apple Pie.    tPumpkin Pie.  Christmas .Plum Pudding.  Asserted Cakes. Fruit, etc.  Tea. Coffee.  Tlie following ladies and gentlemen  served as waiters on the tables: Mrs.  Dixon, Mrs. 'Lovett, lliis. Cross, Mrs.,  Watson, 'Mrs. IBartley, iHlss * Pearey,  Joseph DKoii, Joseph Abbott, John,  Pearey, J. H 'Watson, Fied. IRassman,  A. C Campbell, H. Cowan, L D. Taylor. H. 'Williamson, ��. Sibble,' Mr.  Scott, IMr. Cross and others. Aid. Tow n-  ley was ateo present. '"  IMr. H. W. Findlay was on hand with  a giant phor.ograDh v which dispensed  sweet music, which was heard at Intervals.  NOTES.  The boys wish their friends a happy  new year.  ,  The committee will meet In The independent office on Saturday nigh!.'  Editor Geoige Ban'.cyi'of the'InJe-  pendent, had certainly cniuse to feel  satisfied in etery respect. His effoits  on behalf of the boys had received  ieady response from |UI sides, and now  he had before him ine results in the  shape of as merry and appicclative-a  gathering as could have been found in  the Dominion.���The Province,  The members of the Biicklayerr and  Stonemasons' union melon 'New Year's  eve for the el2Ction of officers for the  present jear. The balloting ie��uited in  the following selection, which it may  be remarked has no: materially altered fiom that of last year:, 'President,  John 'Scott;' vice-president, * 'Frank  Black; recording secretary, 'Robert  Trotter; 'financial secretary, James Jef-  tiey; treasurer, !H. 'Farlow. A delegate  to the annual convention of the Bricklayers' and Stonemasons' International  Union of Ameiici', which takes place  ln 'Milwaukee, commencing January  l'Gth, was selected in the person ot iMr.  James Jeffrey, and he has consented to  accept the nomination provided he can ^  conveniently absent .himself from tlie  city for the length of time necessary to  fulfil t'he object of the mission.  "OHIMST AND THE LAIBOIt "PROB-  'LKllI."   "^  -The above Is the subject of a lecture  to.be delivered by tho 'Rev. J. H. II.  iHolmanv pastor of the Congregational  c-luirch of Stuart, Iowa, on Monday the  14th Inst., under tihe auspices of the  People's Independent .Church, of this  city, IMr. Holman, although, a young  man, is said to be a brilliant lecturer,  and his subject certfl*!n]yf appeals to  tlie readers of this paper.    _  ROBERT FRASER by   J.   XV.. Cole  and Peter Wylie. lt ���  FOR   SCHOOL   TRUSTEES.      n  THOMAS DUKE  by  D.   H.  Wilson  and Charles Woodward.  T. H.  MACKAY  by  William  Clubb*  and Robeit Kelly.  J., II.  WATSON  by George Bartley  and Josuph Dixon. .  DR. W. J. McGUIGAN b.v J. M. Atkins and J. J. Hanny.  C.   XV.  MURRAY  by J.   J.   Banfleld  nnd M. Mcl^cod.  XV. A, CAMPBELL by D. M. Fr_isor  and W. A. McDonald.  ���FRAUD ON TRAITWjiS CONGRESS.  -'At' the Ottawa session of the Tiades  and L'abor Congress of Canada charges  were made against one Wm. Keys, of  Montreal, to the effect that he had procured advertisements-to ippear"'along  with the proceedings of the Montreal  congiess, tlijit he had done so by mis-  lepresentatlon and ,had appropilated  mpst of the proceeds A committee  was appointed to investigate the matter, and its ieport Is appended to the  icport of the proceedings Just to hand,  ln concluding Its icijcirt the committee  says: ,_,  "ln View ot all the circumstances and  the evidence befoie them, your committee hold and ^adjudge that the"  chaiges have been suosi.intia.lIy sustained, and It Is consequently decieed:  (1) That Et-Secretaiy George W.  Dower wus grossly ���negligent in the  performance of tihe duties of his otilce  ln this connection, and, theiefore, censurable; and  (2) That Win Keys, by reason of his  unscrupulous YfiTdTinjustlfia il  in the premises, and hy i  ���OUiniRHNT OPIN1ION���IMIiL SORTS,  Nothing to Crow Over.  Now that.-J::- p-ultrt-s'-rf  us in all lt�� gio';,'it is <up to-sameone','  to rise and  lr.iui:e if a poultry show,';  may  be   p^upeily dE..erlbed  as  a hen  conv- ^lOn'.���yhe IPiovmco.  The IPeop*Ie Should Rule.  iDliect legislation is the hop., of de- ,  mocracy   for "tihe   twentieth   century.  The  past  has demonstrated,  not   that    .  the people cannot rule,  but that they  c innot get  a fair chance to do so.���  The Voice.  Nice Kind (?).  iW'hat would you think of the pub-  lls-htr of a socialist paper who declares  that the walking class are good for  nothing but to be ridden, and that he  Intended to get on their backs and ride  them'' iNice kind of a sccialut. eh?���>  Public Ownership,  Erie. "  1JOR LICENCE COMMISSIONERS,  f WILLIAM PRENTICE by Alexander  Itorrlson nnd A. E. Beck,  'E. i& MORGAN by F! M. Black and  D. ,Jf. Fraser.  .GEORGE BARTLEY by G. E. Thomas and J. H. Williamson.  S. J. GOTHARD by G. S. B. Perry  nnd G. F. Pound.  H. 11. LAYFIELD by C. N. Davidson  and William Blackmofe. ,  *  J..A. COLDWELL toy W. C. MteCord  arid Charles Ketfy. '  .  E. J. CLARK by R. Grant and J. G.  Arthur. "  J. H. BROWNE by H. Buckle "and  William Bailey. * * -  tictics  tfaon of the  Injuiious effect theiof upon organized  labor and its character and leputation,  especially in the city of Montreal, ought  to be peremptonly expelled from any  labor organization to which l.e miy belong, whether in afllliatbn ttlth y.'tir  Congress or any local Trades and L-i-  bor Council. Und, further, while ivit-  erating the tenoi of the ieport of your  committee on this *;"��til)Ject. already  adopted by jour Conmccs, it is ordered  t'h it this report ba^iniblished In llie  public press as a warning, and In Justice lo the Congress*ts well ,is In ms-  tlee to orgiinl/c-d labor in gener'il,  which I.s ahtajs ready nod piampt in  condemning fraud or. duplicity In any  quarter; and as a matter of Interest  and protection to the inei.Miitlle and  other advertising clasots of the community.  Signed���J iA. Tlodler, John Appleton,  John iFIett; D. J. O'Donoghue, chairman: lAdolphe vOnrlepy, secretary;  Ralph Smith, president.  " The proceedings th(s jear have been  copyrighted as a precaution against fakirs.  Soft Job. j  Wh-it a soft Job It must be ;o edit  a "labor" paper. One .of them copsoiut  a trite saying of some old stiff���meaning a dead philosopher, nnd thq^othera  in turn "clip"fit. 'Flnx'l.v. it Io-ls its  "ciedit," and makes the round.s again,  being ci edited'In fum to the "th'ef who  removed the^shop maik of its maker.  ���Public Owneshlp, litrte  *    ' *��� ~* ���,  'Lea "Br, Sleep for lf>> Years.  Ore hundred >ears ago people were  is'kiiur the ai lie question that oomca  onoe mote to this oflice: "What century aie we living In" AVe su lposcd  that this straw was thteshed oat completely a jear ago. Since IS o'clock last  nisht we I'idvo boui living in the iuth  centurj. 'Now let the .'abje-rt s'.'en fors-  a'nothei   hundred    j^aro_^;I_ps:-lri;elll-_,  When you want to.hlre a first-class  hqriM.aSft buegy, go to the Palace  UVery atabtes. Telephone 12S.  genieer. , > ,  , ' Same_ Old Stoij-.  .1'n Vancouver con&'Jeratlon is being  ghen to a prupa.-al for a new line ot  railway into tlie Intel lor of tha province, nnd the ciy Is heard that aithlng  should be done to .tnfigonlze the great  corporation, the C. -P. Hi, whbh has  built Vancouver. This Is the sun" old!  story that I.s heiid from Foil William  west, from every little tour that has  a w.itc-r tank within Itj borders, to the  cities that are big enough to be broader. It M a lniiiilllitlng spectacle, and  a m*\s; almnd piedieanieiit, even If  onlj" imaglnaijv*��for cmnmunitles to  pi ice theinselvti In. That !i!i:s over-  .sen.sitlveness for the Inierests of others  I.s not always" ivclpiocited by the  finance liran.ch of the company In al-  waj-s gl.ulngly apparent In Its fxcea-  nlvo lates, and Ju-,1 at present particularly In the two weeks' shut down of  all but nncessirj- operating start In order to trim up tho dividend siheet for  the year.���The "Voice.  We want better times for.the work*  men. Better times for the workman  means prosperity for the merchant,  Help us fight this battle by sending ia  your siitocriptions and advertising in  our pajier.   ;   , ������'  -'M  *?>  : <1  I  ',    -if  -.-.^.^- -:v^;y-^  A  UA-^J^Sl^^.  ^*'  vt.  jil THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY Jamimy I, MOl  THE INDEPENDENT.  GEO. BARTLEY .  HARRY COWAN .   .-. Editor  .. Business Manager  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY  IN   THE   INTEREST   OF  ORGANISED  LABOR  BY  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  AT   312   HOMER   STREET,   VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  SUBSCRIPTIONS  IN  ADVANCE.  A week, S cents', month, 15 cents; three  months, ;k", cents; six months, 60 cents;  one year, $LS5.  ENDORPED BY THE TRADES AND  LA HOR COUNCIL, AND THE VANCOUVER LABOR PARTY.  SATTUDAY..  0  .January  1801  lAROUrSH THE WARD   SYSTEM.  The  r.itep;ij-ei��   of   Vancouver   wiil  vole on Thursday ne.\; on a by-law lo  aboIMi   the   wand    system.   This   is  a  very   i:ii]��ei-iant  <iues:1nn,    and   every  vo'vr ,-hnuld loeord his vote on it.   The  very i-���������-eiice <���>' popular t-overnnient is  one m ui one vote, and tve fall lo comprehend  why any  non-resident person  sliouM   be v'litli'li-d  to  use -that sacred  prlv.Iege  live  times  in   Vancouver  to  another's one.   Again, the city council  Hhou.'d  be  made up of reprcsentativees  of tl:,. whole people of the city, and not  diffeic-nt sections of tihe community as  ut jnesc-nt.   Obstacles to rvl'orm movements are always encountered everywhere, ami will be found in .this ease,  fit-formers  nil   over    meet  prejudices,  sordid stilish ness, gray bearded use and  abuie,   inertia   and  'the incapacity  of  men  to make a sustained effort.   It is  to  this in.nie.nce  thai may  be .largely  attributed the torpor and lack of public  spirit that hang over tihe city at present  like a pall.   The .most striking characteristic  of Vancouver is   the  lack of  unity  in  feeling and .TCtlon  prevailing  Xy*        ber-e  in  municipal  affairs.   At present  ia   a    sense    Vancouver    is    divided.  It is  a  small city of live colonies  or  ""J ward.-, ;uid between each rise 'high in-  / surmountable  barriers,   If not exactly  by the people, it is al least between the  aldermen.   Jt ia   true  that   there  is a  groat amount of brain power���perhaps  the .highest kind of intellectual activity-,   but  it   Is   not   focused.      i.Men  of  poiver'Maj'be-fo-und  liut only in  the  various clubs and soc_��:ius, but in the  ranks of labor.   Il  is neoessary  to go  from  place  to place to Jind 'them, and  each   is  governed    ny some    kind  of  clique,    a    common   eas-.em   custom,'  which Is fast becoming the curse of our  rising young city to-day.   If there was  ���     a common centre in our municipal life,  or even a ghost of a chance  to- Institute one under our present five ward  system, a reform movement that commended iiself would receive a, general  eupport.   We refer to up-to-date muni-  oipa.l government, such as public ownership, day laboi-and matters affecting  bho  Industrial  interests of  the    whole  city.   Now  every new  undertaking is  left   to  struggle  for itself.   -It  cannot  appeal  to the intellectual  leaders,  because they are not focused.     It Is all  a matter of clieiue.   The lack of .unity  manifests itself disastrously in our city  government.     Our .municipal   government i.s a pitiable object lesson of moss-  backism   to Vancouver���! ie city   with  the brightest prospects of any   of its  size in the world.' Why are we governed in such a pinched aiid jealous fashion.   The fault lies to a large extent in  the system of five  wards, but chic-fly  ���wiah  :he so-called   educated    classes,  who are too infernally pecayunish and  too much engrossed in their own affairs  ,    to give anything but fltf.ail attention to  ithelr duties as citizens.   They are d!s-  organlzi-d and too distrustful, and our  that it will, t'he principle can be abandoned.  Veto for Morton for alderman for No.  , ward.  Don't forget    to  murk   an  "X"  ������Joe" AVatson for school trustee.  for  There will be a hot time in the old  town next week. That's what makes  our annual municipal elections worth  belli;; held.  Under the laws of Ohio, anyone  found going about begging for food is  a tramp and is liable to arrest and imprisonment.  dn Vancouver the difference between  ���bike" and "bicycle" is in the price.  OlK-ap whi-o'ti are called "bicycles," and  hlgh-piieeil ones are known as "bikes."  The  "Igo  a  Itvays  belongs  to  "God's  elect."  lie  is  a favorite of the sun and  illO'lll.  A f  ���tt  niiort  years ago he could  not sp  ell i'  n-  eat,  but now he knows  i-veryt  ii lng  in  the universe.���Casson.  Advertising In a labor paper pays, inform the tvoiknian that you want his  trade, and he appreciates it accordingly. Thnt the labor paper advocates the  i'dvancemeiil of the working class,  therefore it deserve*, the patronage of  .he merchant* iifl well as the l!i*boiing  class.���Ex.  Our present industrial system is ac-  mallj' built on tvuclv a plan that it rejoices in waste. "No waste, no business." 'When a great fire occurs the  carpenters and masons rejoice. When  iukness is .prevalent the doctors and  .li'iigglsls .smile, and whenever a death  --ccurs .some undertaker is made hap-  For lack of patronage of the local  product by the citizens of Vancouver  some 30 cigar-makers have been laid  ofr work. This i.s a. right down shame,  because it the local brands of cigars  were pushed by t'he dealers andi the  blue label goods asked for, this hardship on the men could be avoided.  What about home industry?  Mr. -A. C. Thompson's connection witli  t'he Rossland Industrial World has  ceased, arid the paper.has changed its  management,-Messrs. Verran and Fletcher being now the editors and managers. The miners' organ lias been  changed from a four-page semi-weekly  to an eight-page weekly. AVe wish the  industrial "World continued prosperity,  which  it  certainly  shows.  One matter most strenuously objected to is the action of the Board of  School Trustees* in not allowing men  to be employed as caretakers who are  over -15 years 'of age. It is contended  that an old man cannot do the work  satisfactorily. If this Is a 'fact then  why not pay a young man, "who is supposed to do_lhe,;��orK'6f two old men, a  proper salarj*.' AAre are informed that  the wages paid are only $35 a month.  Tbe Mayoralty,  REQUISITION.  To T. 0. Townley, Esq.:  We, the undersigned Electors of the City of Vancouver, request you to allow us to nominate you as Mayor of  this City for tlie year 1901.and pledge ourselves to do our  utmost to .secure your election.  E. P. DAVIS,  HDW'AIltJ) OI LVI"MAN,  ."IIIEIDBRICK  HUSCOLMIBE,  IC. J. .11 WEEKLY,  e. ii. McMillan/  J. Ci. C. WOOD,  C. 10. THOllKY,  Pl'JANK SIIUN'N,  C. II.   MACNEl'LL,  D. S. WAUDItlDGE,  It.  C. .Ml-|_LH1AN,  .VUr.X.   PATTHIISON,  J. C. 'Pit ACY,  If. Ii. UUDLONG,  JOHN  W. 111'_1KDE,  Will. II. ..MEIKILl*:,  .1. DOUCIIJAS M'EIK'LT"),  11.-IIAKBR,  W. A. '.MAiCDONAILD,  .1. C. OltAlCJ,  W. IMoGlKllt,  DOUIIiAlMEL,  T.  VEITOII,  (WCClIl'aK U-IIQUHATIT.  '���i     'l'.'H.  HOY!D,  JAM lis McG'RiEGOIlt,  J.   A. TOiM'LINSON,  A. l-AlJltAVi'vLL,  '     .1. II. MCNuVn,  A'Lex. liona,  JOSEPH   IlI'UL.  AVI'NTiOlt 111-iH.KIKS,  XV. J.  KH!_i|i*OOT,  VlitA.YK   IilMljN.CTT,  S. J. .MelN'TYIU'IC,  Oil_MHLES 'NELSON,  CIIlVU'IjES haoii,  OECMfGE 'A. IMOitSB,  AV. INGE,  C!EC-RGB E. MAODOiN.A'LD,  J. 'II. SEINKIL-BR,  C.-llAIItlLES WILSON,  ATCD M'A'NY OTHERS.  ACCEPTANCE.  Ladies and Gentlemen: ln response to the above request, so largely signed by representative citizens, I beg to  say that 1 fool it my duty to consent to the nomination. I  shall take the opportunity of laying my views upon municipal affairs before the public at. an early date.  I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,  T. O. TOWNLEY.  TO THE ELECTORS  OF VANCOUVER  present ward system so f;:r as municipal politics go, keeps this antiquated  kettle boiling. Jt ,ia impossible to select a board of aldermen lo represent  the wards and the city." The ward aldermen as n. rule must give way to  Hie whims of the ward heeler, and men  of the 20th ctmtury should rise above  tfils narrow-gauge system of municipal  government. The people as a whole  have no marc Influence in selecting tho  fathers of the city than if they weie  ia the TraniTiiAl. Wi- mlgi'ii Just an  ���wcU nave ourselves the trouble |�� fe-o  to the polls. 'We must have men un the  coun.'II board Wiho dare sn> beyond ihe  Iieelncts ��f their rr��|.ecilvt- ward In  thj .Ity'e interests, and this nnJy can  be r.ccompllHhcd by abolishing the wand  t-y^tem. One ��<-a]dermnn Kays: "I  loll you, 'when II was In the council our  ward gut rfdewalks; if we didn't there  w,ok ulwaye a. row." Slow much better  It would (have Ibcen If it fend been the  'wfeote city Instead of the ward that got  tfee sidewaUai.. AVe would ask that the  one ward ayetem ibe given a trial, and  if it don't prove as successful ae the  five wards,  though wo are convinced  "The new century mayor," and "the  tax reducer" are the names worn by  a Toronto candidate. These mock he-  loics are all humbug. In Vancouver  i'."e have some daisies as aspirants for  municipal honors., It is stated that because the Duke of York will arrive during ihe year the lucky mayor may receive a title, and that the selection of  a new "ills "Worship" is a matter of  grave Importance. (Fancy t>uch rot  being usod In the great ttwntieth century. Does it mailer a b'ean whether  it is "Sir .lames"'or "Sir Thomas." AVe  in the west are more concerned over  the great social (questions of Lhe daj".  New Yciun' eve was a memorable  event in Vancouver. The citizens  turned out unanimously in the mow  storm to welcome home on behalf of  lirlt'sh [Columbia the returning mem.  bsra or the iirst South African contingent. The scone in the opera house  ���was nn inspiring one, sind the  most complete satisfaction is ex-  piettsed at the record the men  have made in the one year of their ac-  liv.�� service. Jt is much lo be regretted  thai the war Is' by no means ended,  s.-vl tlle celebration ot the home com-  'rg of the men does not include t'he  ri-establl.'jhnienf-of peace.  Ladies and Gentlemen:  At the earnest solicitation of many  friends, I have consented to ibecomc a.  candiditte for the position of mayor of  the city for 1901.  I have served as an alderman for  four years, and I am' consequently  familiar with the requirements of the  city.  Should you honor me with your confidence 1 will do my utmost to further  the city's best Intereste.  I hope on an early day to meet you  In public meeting and thenstate fully  my views on matters affecting the, pro-  gross and welfare of the city, including  the question of the northern trade.  Soliciting the favor of j*our vote and  influence.  I am, ladies and gentlemen,  ��� Your obedient servant,  us. McQueen  MUNICIPAL  ELECTIONS,   1901  To the Electors of  Having served as alderman for Ward  IV for the past three years -and at the  request of a large number of ratepay-  ing electors I again allow mj'self to become a candidate for }-our suffrages  and pledge myself if elected to use my  best endeavors .to further the interests,  of Ward IV and the city as a whole.  I n.m ladies and gentlemen, your  obedient servant, ��  C. F. FOREMEN.  1'. S.���My Committee 'Rooms will be  open every evening over the Royal  Hank of Canada, opposite City Hall. A  cordial invitation extended to all supporters. -   '��� ���*  WARD IV.  The ���I'rovineliil government has put  tho provisions of the Natal act in force,  il Is to be hoped this will go far towards the exclusion of Asiatic Immigrants, if honestly carried out by the  oillcers appointed' to enforce the law.  In mime -other places, so Tar un labor  U'i{l-iliitlon goes, If un olllelal attempts  i carry nut She law he is got rid of,  .i:U we hope that ihla will not be fhv  rise here. We", are not qnlN- sure  w'ht'llu-r the Ottawa government will  ���������"���In tin- act IT 11 Is to lx: rigidly enforced, because Immigration is a foiler-  '! <ju��'Htlori. Lab'ir has n/it lurn ��in-  I'lilted In the selection of Me-m-H. Hills  (Vlctorlii) and iMeiAHIster (Vancouver),  Inspectors nf immigration, und const-  (|Uentlj' cannot any that the appointments are as .fitlsfuctiry as they  oiherwlsc might be. There are many  me-n ln this province who have worked  i.ard for years on'the Chinese question  quite eligible for these positions, without making slrictly partizan appointments.  To the Electors:  , 'After an absence of .-.lx years, and  at the request of a number of my old  friends and supporteiv., T again seek  your suffrages. As*A'lJormnn for three  years, 1892-3-1,-, my record Is before you.  My platform'is municipal control of all  public services as early as practicable  and 'eeri.'iimy with eflieriency in the  management of civic affairs. AVhile  not favoring bonuses, I would be disposed to assist in'securing the trade  from the North to Vancouver in every  practicable way, and would favor a  good gradual scheme for utilizing the  mud flats of False Creek for industrial  audi ^commercial purposes and a park  ofT'tiie e.'iet end of same. I would  favor all progressive measures if elected.  Arancouver, Jan. 3, 1901.  J. L. FRANKLIN.'  MUNICIPAL  ELECTIONS,   1901  To the Electors of   "*  WARD' IV.:' -:  Utwiies and Gentlemen:  * Having been requested liy a number  of rati-paylng electors In the AA'urd to  iun for Alderman, I have consented to  do ho. My platform may lie briefly sum-  miii'lut-il as "follows: Vnnciiiiver lh*l,  nnd tin- rights of Ward IV, in connection with all expenditures for public  linpriivenii'iils'1 always lo tlie- front. 1  nlsu bi-llcvu In un adjustment of.matters no Hint workmen In the civic employ need not havo to give from half  (in hour to an hour extra time every  dny Ihey draw tlielr puj\  I rtaiul ready to Klgn un .���tgn-ement to  give my services free and allow the  money now paid as salary to members  of the Council to go to a False Creek  reclamation fund, if the others seeking  the aldcrmanlc office will do the same.  I remain, your obedient servant;  To the Voters of Ward V*:  Ladies and gentlemen:  Your vote and influonce^are  respectfully requested., for  the election of the progressive candidate as Alderman  for 1901 for' the City of Vancouver,  JOHN MORION.  USEFUL  ��� .������;...  We do not hesitate to say  that our assortment of merchandise suitable for holiday  gifts, is the largest and most  select ever shown in Vancouver.  Wo cannot enumerate all  Ave have nor quote all the  prices but you may rest assured that Ave have prices to  lit all pocket books, goods to  suit all tastes, in       *���'  Sterling Silver Goods,  Ebonoid Goods, Leather Goods,  Hairbrushes, Mirrors, Furs,  Handkerchiefs,   Gloves,   Neckwear*  Umbrellas, Etc., Etc,  * J 70 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  A. M.5 TYSON,,  1V110LK3ALK AND XETML 11EALKR IN  Fish, Game, Fruit, and  vegetables.  112 Coiidova St.  'Phone '442  ��  Skilled Labor  To Dispense     -?.'���.���'.  Everything sold nt reasonable.  juices aud guaranteed.  gEYNOUR,  The Up-to-dato Druggist,  Comer Seymour and Hastings  Streets, Vancouver.   ,  ,  30C-OOOOOOOCC  ^ M. BBATTIE,,'  Real'Estate syid General  Auctioneer.'  Offlec nml Siiles Itonin, 1117 Cordova  Street, Viiiieoutui, U. C.   Tlione804.  Ctf Farm Stock und Lund a specialty  I-  NOTICE.  We are nsnln offering a Scholarship  free for tuition and books to the student  ot Public Schools of Vancouver passing  into the High School at the coming examination with the highest marks ln Reailr  ins, WrltlnR, Spelling, Grammar, Cotol-  pohltlon and Arithmetic. ���  For conditions apply tto the Principals  of the Schools er the undersigned.  The II. H. A. Vogol C (mmicrisiiil College  P.  O.  Bos 3��. -Vancouver, B. a '  A recent cough or cold that ���' BIS  4 COUGH CURE " will not cure is not  worth curing..  Ci{>ar and Tobacco Store  46 CORDOVA STKEET.  We make a specialty of Union-made Cigars and  Tobaccos, consequently we always give good satisfaction.    Your patronage solicited.  Amusements.  ��4.yOY  THEATRE  .v MaaBgcr.'  Sam 2?u_uitt/  New Progam4  Next Week  Popular Prices  THERE IS  __>  of Fire' or Injury to  Health when you use  the ���  iectric  W. A. McDonald.  price is now  such that almost everybody can afford it. ���*  Once used, always,  used. Apply at Office of1  18. iii��!. CD.  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  THEATRE ROYAL  (LATK  ALIIAUUKA.)  W. II. I.ucais, Tuo... SnAi'.i',,.,Managers  Three Nights, Starting Monday, Jan. 7th.    ���  The Joseph Muller Company  Presents three Successes of the Season, change  nightly.  . MONDAY���The greatest English Comedy  Drama ol the day,  " Under Sealed Orders."  TUESDAY���The,   English  Comedy Success ol  .;-, two Continents,  , O -���  "The Strange. Adventures of _ ,-.  Miss Brown." ir"  WEDNESDAY���The Ainerlcnn Farce t'onicdy,  fiinnlest ever MTitten,  "The Girl from Chili."  Sjieclnl Scenery I   Klegunt Costumes I  l'rieea 75c, .50c, :J5c ami l!5c.  Hotels.  The"  E  Seymour Streeet,  Meetings.  F. O. B.-VANCOUVEal AEK.IB NO. 0,  F. O. E., meets orery Wednesday night,  and second Wednesday only of the months  of July, August and September. Visiting  memlbers welcome. H. W. Flndloy, W. P.,  Province office j 6. R. * BoWi, W. S.,  World office.  Arlington Hotel  '     Cordova St. West.  ��� Headquarters for tlio engineering trade  in Vancouver. ,     '  O  CHOICEST^-*^^ .��� -:���  <K Cv '.      ���       .      *     .*  Liquor^ and Cigars  First-class rooms from 50 cents up..  ROBT. HUNTLY,   -   -   PROPg  . MAKIK A Sl'RCIALTY OP .  o    Dewar's special Lmueur, oiso ��� -  o    usner's biock laDei Lrqueur wnismr   .-LARGE HTOfiK- OF��� ��'    .  ROOMS TO LET  with or without board.   Ap-  p ly at 573 Hornby street.  I. O. O. P.. M. U.-LOYAIi TJI1NB FOB.  EVEHl lodge, No. 73W, anoets every second and fourth Tuesday dn tho moivth ln  the hall, over Harvey's stOTe, corner of  Il&stlntrs street and Westminster avenue, Vancouver; Bojournlns brethren cor.  dlaliy invited. F. Black, N. G.i U. XV.  Partridge, eoorctary.  CLOTHING SALE  We will give  on nil Men's and Boys'.  30 Coiidova  Strut.  See,our Bargains.  R. ROBERTSON.  'U-  ttll'OKTXD AND 1IO.MKSTIC  . Cigars.  Pi-ops.  R. IS. Mulligan cfc Co  CoiiNEB Cordova avii CAiiniix.  WE CARRY_^  the fiuL'Sl lino ofnGa- ���  nong Bros., litittger &  Co.", London, and ytew-  art & Young, Glasgow,  Christmas (Specialties  in Confectionery and  Chocolate, Etc."  'XMAS^CAKES  of the very best quality,  35c, 40c\and SOc per lb.  MONTREAL BAKERY  606 Weitminitci Altisa,  Why do you coogb wtea "BIG <  COUGH GUR�� " wW tm fM,'  ���' ^Z&  *.',' ���..*.;,.- /  ���r'Sir,.,,  SATURDAY January 5, 1901  THE INDEPENDENT.  The rate for classified advertisements Is  ene cent a word, but no ad. will be in,  -Berted for less than 35 cents.  Union Directory.  VANCOUVER TRADES AND I_ABOK  Council, President, Jos. Dixon; vice-  president, J. Morton; sicretury, J. C.  Marshall, P. O. Box 159; financial sec-  Tdary. F. Williams; treasurer, J. Pearey;  ���statistician, XV. Davis; sorgeant-at-arms,  J, Dodd. Parllamontai y committee���Chalr-  ���tnan, John Pearey; Mcrctary, J. Morton.  -Mtetine���l-'lrst and third Friday in each  ���month, at 7.30 ji. m., in Union Hall, corner  'Dunamulr and Homer streets.  ���VANCOU'R TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION,  No _"!��,meet -.he lust Sunday ln each  month ut Union hall. President, C. S.  CamplnOl; vice-president, li. Buckle;  .accrcluiy, S. J. Gothard, P. O. box Oil;  iii-jburor, W. Brand; seigeant-at-arms,  Andrew tsiuart; executive eoininltteo, K.  L Wuadruif, Kobl. Todd, J. 11. Jirowne,  N. Willinmsj deleKHtes to 'i'rajes and  Labor council, J. C. Marshall, Itobt. Todd,  XV. lt.  IluBlii-H.   jmilSBT RAILWAY MEN'S UNION���  Meets second and fourth Saturday of  -each month, in Sutherland Hall, corner  Westminster avenue and Hastings street  at 8 p. m. President, Ilobert Brunt; vice-  president, 11. Vanderwarkc; secretary, H.  C Thomas; treasurer, J. Jenklnson; conductor, A. Russell; warden, G. F. Len-  fesly; sentinel, John Puxmun; delegates  to Trades and Labor council: John Peary,  OH. O. Thomas, Prince Perry, Jas. Barton,  Geo. Lenfesty.  MET THEIR FATE.  'RETAIL CLHKKS' INTERNATIONAL  Protective Association. Local No. 279.  Past president, G. li. Kerfoot; president,  ���P. A. Meneher; first vice-president, T.  A, Phillips; second vice-president, Miss  Haggle Chirk; recording secretary, W. J.  Orr, No. 2023 Westminster, avenue; flnan-  ��ial secretary, N. J. Wlilte; treasurer,  -John Peters; guardian, P. Parent; guide,  Miss A. G. Verge; Trades and La'bor Council delegates, P. A. Meagher, John Peters,  -and 13. 13. C. Johnson. Meets every first  ��nd third Tmsdny in Sutherland hall,  "Westminster avenue.  ..     * INTERNATIONAL BRICKLAYERS  I'll and Masons' Union, No. 1, of B. C���Pre  sident, Jas. Jofitrey; vice-president, Wen.  ���Barker; corresponding secretary, T. A.  I*. Harman; ilnancial secretary, Wm. Taito;  tyler, Wm. Braniga. Meets every Monday  evening In Union hall.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets every sec-'  end and lourth Thursday in Union Hall,  room No. 3. President, Wm. F. McKenzie,  4!>7 Ninth avenue; vice-president, Hugh  Wilson; secretary, A. E. Coffin, 730 Nelson Street; financial secretary, W. Falconer; treasurer, Geo. Walker; conductor,  BenJ. Carrol; warden, Jos Dixon; dele-  - -eatos to T. and L. council, Jos. Dixon,  Robt. Macpherson, H. Wilson.  THE PACIFIC COAST SHINGLE  WEAVERS' UNION meets every third  Sunday.in each month at 3 p. mi In Union Hull, corner Dunsmuir and Homer  street. R. J. Neary, president; R. E.  Rowc, secretary, box 767, New Westmln-  ���eter.  Visiting brethren Invited  to attend.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF  MACHINISTS-Bcnvcr Lodge, No. 182���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday In  -each month In Union Hall. Vlco-prcsl-  -dent, Thos. Littler; corresponding secretary, Wm. Beers, G23 Richards Street;  financial secretary, H. McVoty, 1__U Sey-  ���mour street*  JOURNEYMEN   TAILORS'   UNION  OF  AMERICA,   No.   178-Meets      alternate,  Mondays  in  room 1,  Union Hall. Prcsi-  ��� dent, F. Williams; vice-president, Miss  Jlorker; recording secretary, H. Burrltt;  "financial secretary, Miss McLennan"; treasurer, E. Nellson; sergeant-at-arms, J.  Daoust.  VICTORIA TRADES AND LABOR  Council meets every alternate Wednesday at 8 p. m. In Sir William Wallace  hall. President, W. M. Wilson; vice-president, * Jas. Tngg; corresponding secretary,'  -J. D. McNiven, P. O. box 302, Victoria;  recording and financial secretary, A. S.  Emery; Treasurer, A. Hay; sergeant-  at-arms, T. Masters.  THE VANCOUVER LABOR PARTY  meets every second and fourth Wednesday in each month in Union Hall. President, Geo. Wilby; first vice-president,  -George Bartley; second vice-president, P.  Atkinson; recording secretary, John Morton; financial secretary, John Pearey;  treasurer, J, A. Dlbdcn; statlstlclan/Geo.  Hubt.  The 'Miners' Magazine, official organ  of the .Western Federation of Miners,  published at Denver, contains an editorial    hi    the   December    Issue" from  which   the  following  facts  are  taken:  The good people ot the Cocur d'Alenes,  litittc and Le.idvllle   won  magnificent  vijiorloa In  the election,  despite mar-  ti.il law, coercion and Intimidation by  tl.-    niliiln;;'   corporations.     After   IS  nv_:- -is  of  martini  law,  jobbery and  nr.ir.iJr 'by hired imxa-uilni),  organized  la'bor won a couiolett- victory in Snos-  hoi._> county, iilj., and elected the entile anti-.SUnU.ird Oil ticket, excepting  ih ���  .-u: IM ue (-ii-sherirr.   Sutherland,  u'ini "-.us appointed by Governor Sleun-  t'.-.i. ih- to si'It-ct a Jury to convict Paul  C.  ini.in,   .lis elected sheriff.     Hose  Sl:tl.i:j.-.��, the deposed, county conimls-  ������Iuiki',   who   served  !n   the   bull   pen,  w:. ��� ihv.i-J by a largo majority.   Thos.  Il.-ri-y,  (.x-sherlff oi.t-he county,  who  -,?!���,���_ 1 "Ix months In the hull pen, nnd  Join   Kelly,  who  wus  put  In jail  for  def< n ling   t'he  miners'  union    hall  In  Uu'iiii* ngulnst hired thugs, were elected M tha legislature to examine the rot-  ton   transactions  of corrupt Steunen-  bc:i..   This splendid victory In the face  or uvenvheliiiliiff dlfllcultles was largely  due to  die noble women of Shoahone  county.   who   have always   been   true  to the principle:! ot honor and justice.  In lliute the victory for organized labor was complete.  1AI11 but live candl-  dat." elected are memoers of organized  labor, and those were not eligible.   Be-  ylnnlns wllh the Indomitable old war-  !io:i_e. Judge Clancy, the cohorts of or-  ganlzjil Jnbor swept  the .field, driving  tlf enemy before them until not a ves-  :lw of the Standard Oil company's waves ins banueis could be found In Silver  13ow county with a microscope,     looter  l.rfcn,  prosecuting .ittorney, ex-mom-  'oer of ihe W. F. oCM.; James 13. Furcy,  member of the executive hoard, *W. F.  of '.U., elected sheriff;   James Ma'tier,  .-eciet.iry-trensurer W. V. of M., elected  ti-t-aisurer; S.imlltoberts, ex-president of  IV. -F. of I.M., elected clerk of the court;  C.   Johnson,   member of the   Mill and  3m:!'.ei- (Men's  union, elected coroner;  Panicle   Peoples  and  Ul.   P.   Ilagerly,  c.-'jr.ty commissioner..., including member of the legislature, all 'belonging, to  oiprnnized labor.   The Cth of November  will be known as "Black Tuesday" for  lh,-> Standard Oil agent? In Butte. While  tin; union "men in Liadville did not get  vaci representation us In Butte, nevertheless those elected are friends of the  cause.   J>ut   Leadvllle's   grandest   vlc-  tcrj* was   llie election  of  the "Napoleon of the IRockies," Judge Owors, the  ii-.iDiniptlble judge and fearless champion of justice.   'But Colorado did well  by all our    candidates.     Coates    was  eke led     lleutenant-goveinor,    and     a  goodly number of .union men will be In  the  next   legislature,    Including    two  members of the "A'. F. oC'M., John Kennedy, of Oui ay, and B. P. Smith, of Arapahoe.   The former was in the last Ieg-  hl.ituie.   Thc'latter Is the secretary of  Smelter Men's union, No. 93, ol'-Den-  vcr. having held that Job since It was  oiginizcd.  IHe  piloted  them    through  tl.slr strike of a year and a half ago.  ably augment the remuneration of our  postal employees in Canada, but avoid  ".a a .pestilence the lntroJUictlon ot tlie  Xnias box system.  CIGARMAKERS' UNION, NO 357.���  Meets the first Tuesday In each month  In Union hall. President, P. R. Revero;  vice-president, P. Waxstock; secretary,  G. Thomas, jr., 14S Cordova street west;  treasurer, S. W. Johnson; sorgcant-at-  nrms, C. Parsons; delegates to Trades and  Labor Council, 3: Crow, C. C. Copeland,  D. Morrlssy.  ���VANCOUVER  FISHERMEN'S  UNION.  No.   2.   Meets   In   Labor   Hall,   Homer  sticet. every first and third Saturday ln  ���?B.ch month nt 8 p. m. Alex. Bruce, president; Mr. Cadey, secretary.  BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS AND  DECORATORS. Local Union No. 338.���  Meetings firs and third Tuesdays ln Labor Hall. Perceptor, H. Judson; president,  W. Davis; vice-president, E. Tipper; recording secretary, E. Tomkins, 521! Pender  etrect; financial secretary, B. Cross,*. 3002  ���Quebec street; conductor, "A. .J.'Sioan;  warden, C. II. Pindcr; trustees, C. Sor-  dtt, W. Stoney, W. Baker.  JOURNEYMEN BAKERS' INTERNATIONAL union of Vancouver, meets first  and third Saturdays of the month in Union   hall,   Homer   street.   President,   W.  _Webste_r: vice-president, II. Hollands; fin.  sec,' C, J. Salter, 413 Powell street; cor."  see., A. Coombs. Address see.. F. Barnes.  .Delegates to the Trades and Labor council, C, J. Salter and H. Walker.  SHIPCARPDNTBRS AND CALK.KKS  Association meets the first and third  ' Wednesday in each month in Union hall.  Clifford Angus, president; George Smith,  vlco-iiresldent; Wm'. McCormaok, vlco-  presldcnt; J. G. Garvin, secretary; Fred.  McAlpine, treasurer; Levi Wheaton, sur-  ccant-at-arms.  OREBD TN [POLITIES.  In answer to an enquiry it may be  stated that the 'Roman Catholics are  two-fifths of Canada's population, and,  therefore, If the matter of creed were  lauded In 'Politics,, their proportion  ol'rjthe 213 parliamentary representatives would be 83; actually they have  61!. .Leaving aside 'tlie 'Province of  Quebec,, whilst the Catholics are one-  fifth of the population, the Catholic  members of parliament are less than  one-twelfth, la in 148. Un Ontario,  where the 'Catholics are onoe-sixth of  the population, the Catholic representatives sjnong the 92 are not 15 but only  I, and of these 2 have been elected by  constituencies chiefly 'French-Canadian.  A like disproportion Is found In the le-  pidentation of the other provinces, except ..Manitoba, where the Catholics are  piopoftlonately represented as l'to 7.  Thus Now Brunswick, almost one-third  CalhoHc. has 8 Catholic members  among Its 14; Prince Edward Island,  more than half Catholic, has 2 out of  5; Nova Scotia, more than one-fourth  Calholic, 3 out of 20. (Eight years ago  Nova 'Scotia elected S Catholics, four  years ago only 4). The North 'West  Territories, almost one-seventh Catholic, and iBiiLlsh Columbia, more than  one-fifth, have no Catholic representatives at all. Tlio Province of Quebec,  over four-nfllis* Catholic, send among  Us 63 representatives 14 or 15 Protestants.  DUNSMIJIIfll INTBRVIEWEI*.  Labor Commissioner B. P. Bremner  ia..ei viewed Mr. Dunsmulr at Victoria  last week regarding the trouble between tho Wellington colliery company  and the Soutli, Wellington miners. Mr.  Bremner wits told that ���the company  had iUx-lded to olwie down tiho mine  some time ago on account of the want  ot sliipl'lng, and had ulsj ulof-ed down  the Extension mines till utter New  Yc.u.s for the same reason, air. Dunsmulr had not been uwni-e of any trouble  between the management ,iml the men  until applied of lt In the -iew:<p:i|iei'c.  Itesnr.lliig the dispute ivluing lo the  tiiinlng of pl.it-i-s it was a inUundor-  stii'iidlng which he was prop.u-id lo adjust. Other .natters of Imp ��.-;,inve \wre  fulbo d!scur_.��ed at this uonfvienc", but  on ih�� whole i.Mr. Duiu-nnuir did not  Impress him wiLh the belief tih'it the  company was willing to make any '.'on-  eessions from tholr llrst demands.  'ill*. Smith, who haa been conllned to  his mom with a severe attack of erysipelas, said that when 'ho llrat heard  that the company hid demanded 2,800  pounds of coal for 68c, equal to about  "iOc on the regular ton, he was amazed,  as this would bring the rale in the  Smith Wellington, niinos ISc. per ton below 'Nanalmo prices, and 2(ic, per ton  below prices in Uxtenalon mine, which  belonged to the same company. He  could not see how Mr. Dunsmulr could  in any way justify a demand so unreasonable. In all his experience, In  connection with labor disputes he hudi  never known of such an enormous reduction being proposed by any company to any body ot men. (Mr. Dunsmuir had of late been dealing more  equitably with ihls men and he (Smith)  had given liim all credit for it, and he  regretted the circumstances that prevented 'him from having a personal  conversation with Mr. Dunsmuir on  this matter, but if the facts were as  they have been published in the press  ho had ,no .hesitation In saying that  the .position ot the company was most  unreasonable, for cither the wages ot  the miners since the last advance were  enormous or else they can't possibly  make a living under the new schedule.  The proposal of the company was reaJly  equivalent to a general reduction of  wages of 23 per cent.  Hatalc, was a large exhibitor. W.  James had a fine showing of canaries.  M_r.;Towler's White Leghorns were a  specialty of the show. The pigeons  were away above the average, a Homer  let loose at Mission in a snow storm  being placed In Its pen in one hour  and AS minutes.  The Favorite Smoke  UNION OIOAjH FAKJTOP��E3.  CtnoiIowinB is a list of the Union cigar factories jn British OolumWla wtio  use .the Ulue lalbea.  XV. TIetJen, iNb. 1���Divisibn No. 38,  Vancouver.  Kurtz & Oo. No. 2���DivWlon No. 88,  Vancouver.  Inland Cigar Manufacturing' Company, No. 3���Division No. 38, Kcunlootps.  B. WUlberg & Co., No. 4-iDivision No.  38, New Westminster.  T. Wloxsitlocik, No. G���Division No. 38,  Vancouver.  Kolow-na fihlupcrs* Union Company,  No. S���Division No. 38, Kelowna.  ���Wrlglht Bros, Xo, 9���Diviision No. 38,  Mojaland.  Kootenay Olgar Manufacturing Company, No.  10���Division No. 38, NeSson.  iMelra & Johnson, No. 2���Division No.  37, Victoria.  M. Banlley, No. G���Dlvi-Son No. 37,  Victoria."  'Inland Cigar Factory, S. Norman, No.  G���.Division No. 37, Vtotoria.  Province Cigar Co., No. 7���Division  No. 37, Victoria.  IA. SWhmotor & Sons, No. 8���^Division  No. 37, Victoria.  P. Gable, No. 9���Division No. 37, Nanalmo.  J. Lory, No. 11���Division No. 37, Victoria.  IM. J. Booth, No. ll-JMvtolon No. 37,  Nannlmo.  C. G. Betmsen���Division No. 37, Victoria.  Union men smoke the Earl of Mint�� Cigar.  Whv? Because it is Union Made.  Turner, Beeton ��* Co.  i"    Wiiolewole Aicentn  VANCOUV1CR, VICTORIA. NELSON, 13,  \V  h  , i  i _"  UNION aiAILOOt SHOPS.  11HB -WORK OFjJJABOiR ASBOCIA-  TIONS.  V. O. TBSTIl\rONIAL.I"UND.  UNION BARBER SHOPS.  The following Is a complete list of  union barber shops In Vancouver. Is  your barber on the list?  A. 'McCuU'hoon, barber shop, Pender  Direct.  ICllte barber shop, Hastings street.  Bon Ton barber shop, Hastings  ���street.  Porcelain Baths, Cambie street.  Iliirvle & Ellis, Cambie street.  Savoy Barber Shop, Cordlva street.  Golden Gate shop, Abbott street.-  Smalley'a Barber Shop, Cordova  ..street.  Boulder Barker Shop, CordOTt, and  Carrall atrcetfl.  The Whit tier Barber Shop, Carrall  ���street.  Oyster Bay Barber Shop, Carrall  street.'  Union Barber Shop, Carrall street  O. K. Barber Shop, Hastings street,  �����ast. / -���  i.V correspondent writes: I notice in  your Jaat week's issue reference to the  proposed starting of a testimonial fund.  In this city for distribution among the  subordinate employees of the post oflice. Willie I nm ln complete sympathy  with any movement calculated lo le-  eoitnise tihe services of fhose who may  perhaps be nightly considered'the hardest worked and most faithful of our  public servants, to -whom the festive  ieison Is chiefly marked by an Increase-  of work and long houre ot dealing with  n 'augely augmented mall, I should de-  pli-re the Introduction of what might  prove the thin end of the wedge, and  (In illy result In n (-yslem now in vogue  In the British postal service. In the  ni 1 country the collectilon nf so-cnlled  "ISIirlstmas Boxes" by the out-doo-  sniff U a curttom iveognlmvl by the pos-  i.il authorities, nnd In consequence of  the augmentation of their annual (lxed  mlarlcs, thereby received two scales nf  lomunerallon .for post olllce subordinate officials are In force, the outdoor  employees being paid on the lower scale  in vie* of the annual Xmas contribution from tlie general public they ob-  tidn by personal solicitation. What is  Mio,consequence? The great majority  ot the iBrlUsh iiubllc, many of whom  cannot afford this annual donation, feel  under an obligation to contribute, and  the net result Is an additional charge-  ton- postal service >to the .usual postal  rates gathered I��-by the post oflice de*  partmenl. met us fos:or any movement  to Hgihtcn the hour; -jf labor or reason-  lAnother factor of growing Importance  which has during the Nineteenth Century done much throughout the civilised world of commerce to better the  condition ot the people .has ibeen the  enormous development of the work of  friendly societies and trades unions and  labor organisations. Those have made  provision for the needs of millions in  times of sickness, lack of employment  and'incapaelty through old age, redressed many grievances of the manual  worker, added vastly to his material  comfort, and advanced enormously  his .political and social status". Labor  organisations have, it Is true, at times  abused their strength���like all other  bodies possessed of far-reaching power  ������but as a whole their influence has In  our English-speaking world been notably beneficial and distinctly tended to  the greatest good of the greatest number. It has, moreover, been found that  the stiongest, wealthiest and most capably dliecled of ihe labor .organisations  of the English-speaking world are those  which have directed the 'most attention to raising the Industrial efficiency  ol their jiiembeis and bettering their  remuneration and social condition by  means usually Involving no strife of  class. The highest and. best type of  labor society has ever .been found to  make the most strenuous and successful efforts to avoid disastrous Industrial disputes,, by resorting to such  preventive expedients as, for extmple,  conferences with employers, arbitration references and the adoption, where  possible, of sliding scales of wages.  The best labor organisations of the  Nineteenth Century have proved themselves worthy successors of the great  trade guilds of 'Europe in the (Middle  Ages, which In their day did an excellent work, which unfortunately well-  nigh lapsed during the Seventeenth  and Eighteenth Centuries.���News-Ad-  vertlscr.  Hunt & Foster, Hastings street.  !A. Murray, Westminster avenue.  Morgan, The Tailor, Granville street.  Dan Stewart, Oondova street. '  Clubib & Stewart, Cordova street.  XV. Murphy, Cordova street.  /MoR'ae & [McDonald, Hastings street,  east.  J. B. Sheering, Cambie street.  E. Farron, Hastings street.  A. Clement, Hastings street.  J. Carrelli, Cordova street.  Simon & Co., Cordova street.  1'. O. 110X KM.  ���I'HONK 170.  w. j. McMillan & co.  Wholesale Grocers and Provision Merchants.  Royal Seal, Lord Nelson,  o  Enchantress Cigars.  8-1  UNION  MADE  Corner Alexiiuder Street nnd Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, II. (.'.  UNION BAKI3HS.'  iW. D. Muir, Mount Pleasant.  Deckcrt & Tietze, _vtount Pleasant.  ���Montreal Bakery, Westminster ave.  John Wilkinson, Hastings street E.  W. p. Kent, cor. Carrall and Hastings streets.  Royal Cafe, Cordova street.  J. Oben, Hustings street W.  XV. E. Mlnchin, Granville street.  T. Barnwell, Granville street.  Largen & Tupper, Granville street.  CITY Of VANCOUVER.  "THE ABSINTHE MINDED BEG-  GiMl"  POUlLTlRY AND PICT STOCK.  The Vancouver .Poultry and Pet  Slock Association terminated a very  succesifu! show yesterday���the largest  ever held In this jiiovince. This credit  is due to the ua'tirtng efforts and zeal  of President C. F. ForemTtn and his associates. Secietary W. "R. JJawson,  Supt. J. Rumble, Treasurer S. Tall-  man, VIce-Piesldent C. R. Monck have,  been-llfard-at-worlt-fnom ��� the- very  start, as well as the exeoutlve committee, which, comprises -Messrs. James,  Cook, McTaggart, dlarllng, Sene ami  Towler. 'Judge i\ 'XV. diltelicock gave  entire salfcitactlon In scoring the poultry, and O. Marstrand as Judge of the  pigeon's did .his work well. There were  over 1,000 entries. Judge Hitchcock  said that the display of Barred Plymouth lltoekH was good, but that tlu>  color of the female birds was a trille  too dark, <��f wjilcli J. "Rumble hud a. flue  (lock. I Hack Lingshans scored very  iln-h, the only fault being that they  wore n trille undsr-welght. iln tihii respect Mr. A. G. Cook, or Central Park,  had somo of Jais birds disqualified, bill  the Judge said ln all other rajpects they  were aa line oxtblblti ns l��i had ever  aeon, .Mr. CooJc promises that this defect ln -his splendid apeclmcns will be  remedial next year. O. F. round's  Light Br-uhm��a were admired by every.  body, and the exhibitor received many  r.onuillmcnts oa them. The "display of  Mlnoreaa won particularly good. Vice-  President IMonalc ln Ufcds respect made*  a Wgikly creditable ahowing. Tho exhibition of Qameu tras very flue, and  tho Game, iBa_��t��m* *wet�� a lot better  than iMr. iHltchooek usually struck  anywhere. Mr. W. Stonehouse, of Nanalmo; C. S. 'Hayes & Co:, Cedar Cottage; and emAld. W. Towler exhibited  some 100 birds eaah, and J. Close, of  The'French Chamber of (Deputies has  before It a new measure for the regulation of the sale, manufacture and taxation of beverages. During Its passage  through the Chamber II. Valiant, a  leader among the Socialist deputies, introduced and got accepted an amendment to the effect that the sale of all  liquors, alcohols or drinking mixtures  declared Injurious by the Academy of  Medicine is hereafter Illegal. The effect of thlsMmenment, if it can be got  through the senate, will be to stop the  consumption of the Green Devil, called  by the French the "Green Fairy," absinthe. The use of absinthe has been  increasing at a rapid rate during the  past ten years In (France, and Its effect  on the people is becoming alarming.  As can be readily understood the opposition to this amendment ot prohibition was made on the plea of Interference with individual liberty, interference with vested rights and confiscation of legitimate business industries.  It Is worthy of note that not only was  the amendment proposed *by a Socialistic deputy, but Its acceptance was only  guaranteed by the solidity ot the Socialistic group In its favor. Tt is said  that the Academy of Medicine also carries on Its "injurious" list what nre  known ns American mixtures, such as  gin fizz, cocktail and sherry flip, and  these will be included in'the amendment. '   .  The Trades and iLabor Council of  Rossland have elected Rupert Bulmer,  of the "Miners' union, president; P. R.  McDonald, of the Carpenters' union,  vice-president; C. Sohalm retains the  oflice of secretary-treasurer.  MCQUEEN FOR' MAYOR, iA'NCD GOOD  CIVIC GOVERNMENT.  MCQUEEN HAS .BROVED HUM-  SELF-TRUE-TO-TJirE CITYJS INTERESTS.  IM..VKE ND MISTAKE���McQU'EEN  HAS NO FNTEHIESTS TO SERVE  BUT THE CITY'S.  "PlttXl'IUESS" 19  WiATOU'WORO, 'BUT  rtWALlTY IN IT.  iJIcQUBiaN'S  1IH   'WISHES  HI.ECTOKS. '.MeQU'EUN HAS 8E1R-  VKT* YOU FAITHFULLY AS .VL-  DI'JIIM AN IFOR .FOUII"' YJ3A31S. YOU  CAN TRUST 1U.M.  UtONUSES IX) NOT AUW1A.Y8 PROMOTE CIVIC INTEI113ST. McQUEHN  WHUL NOT PAVOlt IA BONUS THAT  DOES 'NOT IQIUNQ DIRECT UtE-  TUIRWS.  NO ONIIfl ISl MORE ANXIOUS TIPAN  McQUEHN   JiOR IBETTEIt**    STELVM-  BOAT   AlNtD iRJATLWAY    SHm'IC-ES,  AND HE 13 WHULtfNQ.  TO  AID IN  'GETTING THIS. I-  1  BY-LAW NO.  ..  A By-law to amend By-law No. 230 providing for tho closing of hotels, saloons and shops during certain hours.  WHEREAS it is deemed expedient in  tho Interests ot the City lo provide for  tho closing of Hotels, Saloons and Shops  during certain hours,  ot each night.  Bo lt therefore enacted by the Mayor  and Council lu open meeting assembled  as follows:  1. Section 1 of Br-law 'No. 230 providing  for tho closing of hotels Is hereby repealed and tho following enacted in lieu  thereof to be known as Section 1: "No  /person having a licence to sell intoxicating liquors nor any keeper of licensed premises shall sell or allow, permit or suffer any intoxicating liquors to  be sold or consumed ' on his premises  between the hour of one and five o'clock of each 'morning nor between the  hours ot eleven o'clock on Saturday  night and six o'clock on Monday morning thereafter, excepting in such cases  where a requisition signed by a medical  practitioner or Justice of tho Pcaco is  produced liy the vendee or his agent,  or except to or by tho licensee"*'"or any  member of his family or lodger In his  house."  Done and parsed in open Council this  day of        1001.  NOTICE.  TAKE NOTICE that the above is a  true copy of a proposed -By-law, which  has been taken into consideration ami  which will bo finally passed by the  Council ln the event of the assent of the  electors being obtained thereto, after  one month from the first publication in  the Vancouver "NowsAdvcrtiser," tho  date of -which publication was the (ith  day ot December, 1800 nnd that the  votes of the electors of th esald Corporation will bo taken thereon on Thursday the 10th day of January, 1901 between the hours of nlno o'clock In the  morning and sbven o'clock in the afternoon, at the following places:  Ward I���At the old School House on  Burrard   Street.  Ward'II���At the building on Lots 27  to 30, inclusive, Block f>2,  Sub. HI.  Ward III���At the old City Hall on  Powell   Street.  Ward-IV���At the now Clly Hall, Westminster Avenue.  Ward V���At the Fire Hall, Ninth Avenue,   Mount  Pleasant.  THOS. F. McGinCrAN,  City  Clerk.  Vancouver,  Dec. Cth,  1900.  Mill MO  ��"M>ly  From Their Nnnnimo, Soiithflcld and  Protection Island Collieries,  Steam, Gas  and  House Coal  Of the Following Grades:  Double Screened Lump, "  Run of tlie Mine,  ���\VtiHlied Nut and  bscrueninfph.*'  SAMUEL M. ROBINS, Superintendent.  EVANS, COLEMAN & EVANS, Agents,  Vancouver City, B. C.  Vj  CITY Of VANCOUVER.  BY-LAW No.   ..  A BY-LAW lo declare the City of Vancouver to be one ward and to re-pe.il  By-laws No. IIS and No. 233 dividing  the City   into  five  wards.  WillEREAS lt is deemed expedient In  the Interests of the City that the City  should be declared to bo only ono ward  in lieu of being divided Into a number  of wards.  THEREFORE the Mayor and City  Council In open meeting assembled enact  as follows:  ���1. - Thc-Clty- of���Vancouver as_ described  In Section 3 of tho Vancouver Incorporation Act, 1900, Is hereby declared to be  one ward.  2. Theie shall be elected annually ten  fit nnd proper persons to represent such  ward   on   the  Council  of  Ih1.- said  City.  .1. Ity-law.i No. IIS mid No. 23.1 being  by-laws dividing the City into flvo wnrds  are   hereby  repfaled.  4. This Ry-lnw shnll tnke effect nnd  como Into force on the second Thursday  of January, I'.Xri,  D'Mie nnd pns'-tal in open Council  this  day ot 1301.  NOTICE.  t  TAICIJ NOTICE that the above is n  truo copy of a proposed* Ily-lnw, which  has been taken Into consideration and  which will !><��� finally |hu>m<iI "by tlm  Council In the event of the assent of the  electors Wing o-l.tulnod thereto. after  one mouth fnun llio first publication  In tlio "Nows-Advortlw-r," tWe date of  which publication wiii the Oth day nf December, l'.IO0 and lhat the volo-s of thu  electors nf the nnlil Corporation will be  taken thereon on Thursday tho 10th day  of January, 1301 between tho hours of  nine o'clock In the morning nnd seven  o'clock In tho afternoon, nt tho following places:  Ward I���At the Old School Houso on  Burrard  Straet.  Ward II���At the building on Lots 27  to SO, inclusive. Block 52. Sub. Ml.  Ward UI-At the old City Hall, on  Powell  Street.  Ward IV���At tlie new City Hall, Westminster  Avenue.  Ward V-At the Klre Hall, Ninth Avenue, Mt. Pleaiant.  THOS. P. MoGUIf-AN,  City Qlerk.  Vancouve?! P?o. 8th, 1909,  CANA0IAN  Y*.;,'YY::P_AC:f��?J^;  and s   ,.  $00  PACIf IC  LINE,  World's  Scenic  Route  LOWEST RATES. BEST SERVICE.  To all points in Canada nml the United States.  TUE FASTEST AND HEST EQUIPPED TRAIN*.  CROSSING THE CONTINENT.    .  SAILING FOR JAr _N AND  CHINA.  Empress of I ml In Heeeinbcr 3Iit^  Empress nf Jupun  January 281901,  Empress of ChInn Pebruary _3t_L  and every lour weeks thereafter.  SAILING I'OIi HONOLULU AND Af-iTlEALIA.  Miowern Itintinrv lltli,1901,  Aornngi Kelmmf v (ith, 1901,  Wnrriinoo March 8th  mid every four weeks thereafter.  For further particulars ns tn time rates etc,  npply to  E. J. COYLE, JAMES SCLATEB,  A. G. P. A. Ticket Agent,  Viincou-cr, B. C. -iHS Hastings St.,  Vancouver, B. C  [UU (MILL    and Cockerels.  Lang-  P-ullets-  Stock took KirM Prize nt  1*XM  Toultry  Show nt Vuncoim-r.   Vrii-e fi uputmls.  Urofktoii 7'nlnt  LigtllllOUM..  W. D. Jonks  : SIGNS :  Of sill   Kinds: . Bulletins,  Bill Boards,   Advertising.  Our signs   are  up-to-dato.  and attract attention.  THE   ^-a  Q lobe Sign Works*-  314 Homer Strcot, Vancouver.        TeL 803���  Thos. Sharp, Manager,  "WE ARE SPECIAXaSTB.   .J     ,. 'T*  'V  .1  Tbe best Cough Cure is -- @K�� 4*1  have you tried it?  JA __;  >   r ,\  ~Y\.  ��� -'I1  * '������!  *  ���'��� - iV. THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY..., January 5, 1901  I,  MIFTVVOOD.  lUiiltnnd run by Luc Vernon.  Business rooms Any old place.  Xditorial room ..Wherever my rent is paid.  (Pieces washed up by the tido, boomed, sawed,  Bjilit and piled for the perusal and pastime ot  �� aid-up (subscribers, also for those, who beg,  iirrow and steal The Independent in order  that they may enjoy a little sunshine as they  journey through I Ills vale of tears.]  Write it Will.  A happy and prosperous new year lo all.  It was a joyous and happy greeting that Vancouver gave to her brave soldier boys on tlielr  .return from South Africa.   U-ng nuiy they live.  When a nnm tires of liiuiM-lf his can- I.s hopeless.  A man should never blow his own horn unless he is a inu>lcittu. *  Of all feathered -ougstcrs, the lay of the lieu  lit the present time, is (lit- most popular,    ,.  two questions to another for an answer. No  one knows how long these people were hunting and corresponding to obtain the definition  or answer to the same question they propound.  Yet, probably this same man could not tell you  what time the next tram car starts lor New  Westminster, or if it started at all. Another  tliingivas taught me. Some men cannot enter  into a friendly debate without getting angry.  So angry that he forgets the subject be Is talking about and thoughts of lighting, murdering,  coupled with personalties, flit into his brain. I  also learned, after high voices bad falten by  degrees to llit-ir natural tone, ami peace, calm  peace, was gradually taking the place of such  epithets as scoundrels, blackguard, liar, fool  and so tin, and so on, [hat nothing good had  been accomplished, yet enough natural gas had  escaped lo run iHHi gas-jets for a week. Ami I  s oppose each one concerned if, the tierce political debate, fell (hut he had bested his adversary In the argument. Well, 1 have mentioned  bc.oicthat lam lint a politician. Ho not know  uuylliiiig about politics.   Thank (Jod for that;'  A composer says banknotes are used Iu coin-  posing for-l lines.  In a market sense eggs may be said to be high  mid buller strong, iu Vancouver.  Theatrical malingers don't pass commercial  travelers as professionals, although they are in  the "show'' business.  A great many men opened the new year wllh  good resolutions, and twice as many opened it  with a corkscrew.  'Miuiy mediums are so clever that they will  deceivo you if you give them the ghost of a  chance.  A man Isn'i lit for heaven until he learns  how lo read the Christmas number of a newspaper without gelling the parts allmixed up.  Theanuouncciiicnl is niado thai .Molilalia is  now on a cash oasis. Those remembering the  Clark-Daley feud will be surprised to learn that  il has been on any other.  Komobow or uther everybody sometime or  other wants losing Auld I.ang Syne, and only  one in mi in ti million knows the words, and lie  only knows the llrst verse, and doesn't sing it  light.  ���MVbydoyou weepV" I said,  I'oi- tears were in her eyes,  She looked up timidly,  ('nile taken by surprise.  Then, through her falling tears,  ���..   A tender smile revealing,  fc*heslmpl.v poinled to  . The onions she was peeling  There Is one resolution,'Unit married men  should lake and stick to; to pay more attention  to Ihcif own wives and less lo oilier people's  wives.  A mackintosh hides liiaiiy a faded shirtwaist  ftinl frayed skirt these days, when a woman is  in ii hurry to go down town. u  '���'���' If some men worked as hard trying to make  a living lis they do in pounding tbe bass, drum  of some religious army, theywould be a great  deal better off. .     '���  Some people who never go to church, or even  pray,-for that matter, are-jusl as good lo-tiioKt-  in sorrow and distress as the folks whose knees  aiid teeth siiake, every time they.bear a church  bcll.'Y ' '.".  ?'.':��� Karl l.t's lack of credentials to act for the  Chinese governuieut in the peace negotiations  recalls to mind tlio fact lhat for tricks that are  ���Tain aiid ways thai are peculiar, the heathen  Cainee is the star.'.  , Tholtev. J..1. Axtell, the..lighting pnrson of  lioyiUOak, Mich., who was knocked out in'a  ? prize light wilh " Kid " O'llare, has doubtless  by.tliis time concluded lhat it is better to stick  to ills text. ' ��� ���'    ������  Has Come Ami ('one.  .New Veat's day has come and gone, and number veil has been added lo the tilings thai  were.   1 suppose most of you  indulged in   the  somewhat gloomy luxury of making good resolutions   an   New Year's !��ny.    The   way   to  a  certain  uncomfortable  region, you  know,  is  paved with good resolutions.   I should think  lhat tlie bulk of  this pavement is  put down  about this time of ihe year.   The passing ofthe  old year is hound, fn the nature of things, to  hiivea steadying effect upon a thinking person,   lt murks another mileage In our journey  between the twin oceans of the past and future,  ft is a sort of balling place where we can rest  awhile from the burr;' and   luruu.il of this  elbowing, jostling existence of ours, 'and from  whence we can look back over the events of  ttie past'year and mentally  cast up our ac-  counis���so iiiticlt lu be added to thegood, so  luiicfi lo the bail, so many failures, so many successes.   Host ot us, I fancy, when we come lu  analyse   motives   and  take due   account   of  neglected oppoluuitics, will liud that the balance is on the wrong side. .So very, very few  there are who are able to keep   uiidimmed In  their hearts that glow of divine charily which  enables them  lo  see, their   brother's   need.  Delight and  pathos are Inextricably mingled  with  the  thought  of .New Year's lime.   It is  only a conventional point of lime, any other  would do as well.   Every day  closes an old  year and begins new one, but for all that we  cannot  help feeling  that  this day,  which Is  agreed iipon throughout Christendom fertile  beginning of a new year, is somewhat unique.  The pathos comes from llie review uf llie past,  tlie delight arises from the aniicipaliou of the  new and belter experience of the year to come.  What interest any person, sane enough to be  out of a slraight-jackcl, could bavu in having  his fortune told Is a 'mystery.   The zest aud  charm of life consist largely, in the fact that  each day is like a   new page in  the- story.   If  you wish to enjoy your book you do not, when  itis half read,  turn to the closing chapter to  discover how il turns uul.   Vou'doupl thank  anyone for telling you the p!o'<   It is so wilh  lite.  There is iiillnite satisfaction in I'acli day's  contribution to ihu record.   You do not iraiit  to anticipate it,   it would be ft curs'? if anyone  could tell you just what (ho year U'.DUlu Siring.  11 is just as reasonable io suppose that the year  will be happy as sad.   Who can tell; who can.  control that?  out Its pathos and sentiment. You have strutted your hour and aro powerless evermore to  harm or benefit us. So, here's to you I For the  ill you have visited upon us, the mantle ol  charity, and for the blessings you havo designed to scatter In your paths this brief but* impartial certificate of character.   Farewell."  It was spoken as if it had had careful rehear'  sal. But, improinptly or not, ho held the rapt  attention of his auditors and his words were  applauded to the echo as the New Year came  in. -  ���I.liE Vkkno.*.  Giving An Item.  No Sentiment. -  When the snow is falling  How beautiful it looks,  .'.clinging on the branches.--.  An'-whirling iii the nooks;  hut when the rain is falling   .  It goes off with a.rush;  "' fis then tiie picture vanishes  There's no sentiment iii slush!  A concensus of the remedies offeredfor the  purification of Chicago by tlie pastors of that,  city in their sermons reveal the fact that the  clergymen themselves, are about as divided in  their views of what would bring about the  happy result as are. the aldermen and the police  ufticials.      ? ,-,'-���'  Tlie governor of Alaska asks for a now set of  laws for that frigid territory. The old ones are  badly worn and have been broken'so often that  they are scarcely advisable.  ?'?, A person with a considerable amount of spare  time on his hands has collected the following  list of words which may be, spelled backward  or forwards���palindromes, as they arc called In  ' learned language: Anna, bab, civic, dad, deed,  deified, dowedr did, eye, ewe, gog, gig, gag,"  level, nnidain, noon, otlo, imp, peep, pip, pop,  pup, redder, refer, tepapet, reviver, rotator,  sees, sexes, shahs, tat, lit.  Should Cease War.  When il beenmes apparent to Oonr Paul that  There Is nol a nation in llie world that will  champion arbitration for the Transvaal question Die wisest thing tie can do Is to advise bis  people to cease tbe war which can only bring  them useless misery. The_pIty_of_t 11e_wor 1 d  goes out to thcTransvaalors but the fact is not  Jorgottcii that but for a desire on the part of  Kruger to override Ihe rights of those be had  tiivltcil and received into his republic there  ������would never have been any war, Tho lime  for arbitration was before the war begau.  Politics.  1 am m, politician. I am glad 1 am not.  Thank Clod for that, Yet It Is very, very Interesting to mc to listen to a number of men discuss on the never-ending theme. Like John  Jlright on the money question, "I don't know  anything about It, yet I understand there arc  Bnine who do." Thu other evening I over,  heard n discussion of political topics, and 1  don't believe lhat any two of the speakers  Could agree on any one question brought up.  Anyhow, amongst tlie motley crew there was  oue man In the convention who was not afraid  to spunk his opinion publicly and freely on any  subject before the house. And 1 admire a man  who has the courage and is brave ouough to  aay Just what he "thinks is Just aud right.  Iloarncd,_oo, at this convention���I use the  ���word convention advisedly���that the more  dome people think they know of a subject, the  moro profoundly Ignorant they become,  Some people make a fad or a hobby of one or  - two questions pertaining to a certain subject-  not In politics alone, hut iu other studies u  TTcll���and will persist in presenting the one or |  , ?Y Adieu to an Old Friend.  Ifeliad dinuii well liud was iu an; optimistic  frame'of miiid."��� He tarried with a .party of  friends lo see llie old year out. :111s spirit rose  as the hour of twelve 'approached, lie chatted  merrily, and, evidently was ou good terms with  lilinseli ami tbe world. Just before tiie stroke  of midnight he doffed his hat and in grandiloquent taslilon look leave oi" the old year.. it'  was Ihus hesfioke; ? ... ,  ." Faieivell.Old Year���you have stayed with  us :s0ii days, ami we have learned to knowyou  pretty intimately.. In   a, general  way   your  liiuods have been variable aud your disposition  liekle.. You have been a friend to us oh sonic  days and have pretended not lo know us at  times wheii we placed  tlie most'implicit reliance in pour friendship./Stums have come  niul storms have gone, suushinu has alternated  with periods cf clouds and darkness. 'You have  sent us sloppy weather when fair weather was  what wewauled/and, inversely, have sent us  sunshine when llie exigencies clour Immediate  business made rain or .snow indispeusible to  our happiness;   You have filled .up the cup of  bitterness tothe brim on, occasions wheu'we  expected the sweet nectar of joy to moisten our  yearning-lips, you have wiped your callous  hand rashly  through   (he sum of our hopes,  he aped sorrow upon our heads and gripped our  ljviiig hearts with a clutch of ice? Many of us  have had  our dreams.   They were gorgeous  dreams, dreams as beautiful in  the color us  ever the genius of a .Milium conjured' from the  point of bis inspired pencil, practical dreams  of profitable real estate ventures, of political  triumphs, of ilnancial successes.   In balancing  our accounts between these carefully elaborated  dreams and    the cold,'  substantial realities  which represent their fruition we discover' an  appalling discrepancy.,   hut -even so,   even  after wo have said all this' there remains some-  thing to be said iu your behalf. Despite all  zSJaiLrerjoi^ajidJaulisj^v.eiiiaunotaudiWilbnot-  deny you a certificate of character.   Say what  we will in a spirit of impartial criticism, you  have been up to the average ofthe countless  years that have passed before, in the array of  the Gregorian calendar.   You did the best you  knew.   Many of us could havo done better, no  doubt, any number of us could have arranged  the kindness of alternating clouds and  sunshine, of heat and cold, of grief and happiness,  wilh more regard to a 'refilled  and fastidious  taste, witli more consideration for imperative  wants,   but we are uot disposed lobe hyper-  critical.   There is no use denying that while  you have stricken huppy folks with grief and  sorrow, you have held out a helping hand to  llicir next door neighbors,-who were burled In  misery.  Thoanew which you sentjiist In tlmo  to spoil the patent leathers of the aristocratic  kept the cold from penetrating tho roof of tho  shoeless, the   defeat with which you overwhelmed the majority was balsam to the pained  hearts of tlie minority, the sickness which car.  rled ofr old Coupon Cutter brought gladness to  Expectant Heir, and with the grumbling end  fault-finding, which  follow your  departure,  mingle notes of rejoicing gratefulness.  Then,  farewell, old year!  If you h��ve no* prored  yourself all that we hoped,  If you hars not  realized ell tho illusions which your promising  entrance on the stage of existence Inspired u��  to form with regard to your maturity, nerer-  Tlie following little story teaches caution In  the use of pronouns:  Mr Tucker canio Into the editorial room of u  local paper, and sliding up to the reporter's  table, took a scat and nudged iipcloseaud said:  "Just take It down and I'll give you a good  item,   heady?"  " Yes.   'to ahead."  "Well, this illuming, JIrs Tucker���my wife,  you know���and her duiighler llessle were driving out wilh the bay mare named Kitty, along  the river road to sou her aunt."  "Whose mini?" .  "MrsTuekcr'siiiinl.   Tosco her aunt,   llessle  was driving the mare, and a little after they  had passed Stapletou Place she threw one of  shoes."  "llessle did?"  "No, Kilty llie mare.   And llessle said to her  mother that she thought she was behaving  qiieerly."  "Mrs Tucker was?"   ,  "Tlie mare; and she fell so worried thai she  had half a iioliou lo turn back."  " Are you speaking of the mare or hessie?"  "1 mean llessle, ut course. Hut she kept on  limping and going kinder uneven uiilll Ihey  were down by tlio gas works, when she laid  back her cars and���". ."'''''"  " You don't nieiiti Hcssie's ears ? "  "Certainly not."  "Oo on, then. .MrsTucker laid back her  ears." '���''���'.  "The mare's ears.   And just as they got on  the bridge over the creek the mare gave a tilt  to one side, and, as JIrs Tucker screamed, she  let drive with both her hind legs against the  carriage."  ���' Are you referring to JIrs Tucker or to the���"  " Kitty the mare���and snapped both shafts off  short.   The next moment, before Mrs Tucker  or Bessie could save themselves, she went over  llie side, turning a complete somersault." .?'  " You are now speaking of tlio mare 1"  " Yes, the mure  turned  a complete soiner.  sault into Ibe water.   One of the traces remained   unbroken,  and  of course,  as Kitty .went  over; slio dragged the carriage after her, and  Mrs Tucker and Hessie went floundering into  tho creek.   The mare at once struck out for the  shore, and Hessie bad fortunately presence of  mind enough lo grasp her by the tail.   She had  the blind staggers, but it had passed off���"  "Not Bessie. " Y  " No���the .mare and as soon as she was belug  lowed passed Mrs Tucker she caught hold of  her dress." ?���?.'     ;      ?    Y  11 The mare's dress?" '    ; '������':  '."Bessie's dress: aud it seemed fora moment]  (he mare would  brijig'.'tlicui  safely tp J-ipV-.  hut Mrs Tucker's hole! oil the marc loosened  somehow, and���" ., ,. Y  "You said Hessie  had hold of  the mare's  tail.".    ";='.  ���'Did IV Well, so it was; Mrs Tucker had  hold of her dress."   ���''?������'���"        ��       , Y  " Whose dress?"      ;.              ,,       :    Y  '. Didn't'1 say Hessie's dress?   Well, then,  somehow, Mrs Tucker's hold loosened and���" ?".  ",llcr hold of what?" "'��� . ."���'-."  "Her hold of the mare���no, I must he. nils-  taken; Hessie had hold of the mare's tall, while  tho' mare. was  swimming,'; aml;:-the maro had  hold: of Mrs Tucker's dr��� tlint ;is, Mrs Tucker  had hold of���Y Well, anyhow, she let go���" ���'���������'���  Y" Mrs Tucker lei go? Y    '.Y.tY?-? "Y   ?Y'  " Oh, I duuuo; whoever had hold of the mare  let go, and .she  went  lo ihe .iiottom  like a  Btone..;',,'.'',-' '".'.''.   '"''      " '''������ '-'  " If I follow your meaning, it ivas'thc marc  that went to the bottom."   '.?"'���������?.'���.���'  " My goodness, mail I Can't you understand ?  It wasn't the mare. The inure swain ashore." .  .'! Whatdld ydu say she went to the Dottoui  for,thcn?"      'YY  i'l didn't; it w"as Bessie.".      Y  -: /���: Hessie never said a ivord about it."  ?" You know, what 1 meant: Hessie went to  the bottom."     " ���.,,'.���'���  "And MrsTuckerswaiuashore?". " . ���', Y  ? " No, she didn't."'' ' :*'  !'��� Very .well, then.   Mrs. Tucker w;eut to the  bottom;, too?"  " No, she didn't either." ���__'���' *,':,?:, , ?    ?  " Mrs Tucker Hew up.in the air,"then ? "'. >  .' "You think you're smart, doii't you?"Y   "���;  "Well,goon and teil'your story; we'll dli  cuss that after.   What didbessie say when she  got to the bottom?"    ?:  ;. --I've a good mind to wollupyou," ??  ,.." What did she say that for V"..':'  "You mud-headed idiot I" said Mr Tucker,  give me any more of your insolence, aud I'll  flay you alive.   I was going to give you a good  item about that mare, and what MrsTucker  said about her turning'somersaults all the Way  home, but now'1'11 sec you hanged first." ?  The reporter got behind the desk; lifted up a  chair to ivard off :a missle, and*then:ho said  calmly: '  " What Was Mrs Tucker's object in turning  somersaults all the?;'way home?"���Pittsburg  Critic. ���'  of iniquity a little sooner, and there they lie  today, the democratic party and the republican party, side by side, great loathsome carcases of Iniquity, each one worse than tho  other."  MARKIIAM READ A POEJt.    -  A dinner  was given on New Year's eve at  Arlington hull under the auspices of the work,  iiigmcnof New York and was called "Labor's  Greeting to the !_0tu Century." It was projected  by the cominitteo 6f 100 which was organized  to call a convention to establish in New York  city a federation or council bf delegates from  labor and reform societies.  Among the speakers were Controller llird S. Coler, John Swlnton  and Henry George.  Edwin Markbam was loudly  cheered as he SBCeuded thu platform.   Ue  read Ihe following  poem as it was first published:        .  ������ 0       ,   "  Wo stand here at tho end of mighty years,  And a great wonder rushes on the heart.  While cities rosu and blossomed into dust,  While shadowy lines of kings were blown  to  air���  Wliiil was the purpose brooding on tho world  Through the largo leisure of the centuries?  And wlml Ihe cud���in I line or victory ?  I.o, man has laid his sceptre on flic stars,  And sent his spell upon [he continents.      c  The heavens confess  lhelr secrels, and.the  sluues,  Silent as Uud, publish their ministry.  Man calls llie lightnings from their secret plucu  To crumple up the spaces of the world  A ml slouch the Jewels from Ihe Hying hours.  The wikl while smoking ii.orses ol liiosea,  Are siaitied  by   Ins   ihutuleis.    The  world-  powers Y  .Crowo around to he the lackeys of the king.  His hand has lorn llie veil of the Croat Law,",  The Law that  was made  before the  world's���  before  That far lirsl ��liisper of the ancient deep,  The law that swings Arcturus on the north,. ?'  And hurls the soul of man on tho way.  but what avail, ci .builders of the world,  Unless yo build a safely for the soul?  Man has put harness on Leviathan,  And hooks in his incorrigible jaws.  And yet the perils of ibu street remain.  Out of the, whirlwind of Ihe cities rise  beau hunger and the worm of misery,.  The heartbreak and the cry of mortal tears.  Hut hark thy bugles blowing on the peaks;  A nd hark a muruicr us of many f ect;  The cry of cttpinlns tbe divine alarm I  Look, tlio hist son of time comes hurrying on���  The strong young Tilun oi* democracy;   -  With swinging step lie takes the open road, .  Ih love with  the winds that beat his hairy  breast,      ";       "*     "     "  Daring his sunburnt strength to all tho. world,  Then casts Ills eye's around wilh Jovian glance;  Searches the'traeks of old tradition: scans  Willi rebel heart the books of pedigree;-?  Peers in lo the face of privilege and crys    :  Why are you hailing in the path of man?.  It is your shoulder bears the human load ? .  lloyou  draw down  (he rains of the sweet  -; lieaveu   -        ,;'';.-. '   , '-  And keep the green things growing? ,  Hack to hell.    "   * *   ?J -      Y:  Chas. Woodward Co.,  FORMERLY C. WOODWARD.  LIMITED^       r  Cor. Westminster Ave. and Harris St.  GREAT SALE OF BLANKETS  ��"*  Less Than Wholesale Prices.  100 Pairs White Wool Blankets, size 00x80, Halo Prlco   90 Fair Whito Super Wool Blankets, GSxSfi, Sale Prlco....   50 Pairs Whito Wool lllankets, Regular Prlco J3.W, Sale Price   fl Pairs Only, White Wool Blankets, Salo Price... '..  targe slso, Silver Grey Blnnkcls, soft and fleecy, Salo Price   All Wool Red or Navy Klondlko Blankets, were WM, Sale Price $-1.50  Sib Grey Wool Blankets, Regular Price 15.00, Salo Price ,  Bargains in Flannels,   Furs, - Wrappers,   Jackets,  price and lower.  Mail Orders Solicited.  ...S2.23  ...53.50  ...$2.75  ... SI.30  S4.0O'   .$4.23  all nt   half  * The female Labor Party I  holds tlio balance of poivor when it oomes to a ��  question of Kitchen* furniture, and that is the ^  subject wo are most interested in. We Want ^  Every Working: Man to give us an opportunity ^  of showing the good points of McClary*S   �����*   <��  fl��*n_m_rfc__"'    _rt-��*-�����    .���   ���   1 -    ���        ��� *"  famous Range.   It is "the best^TiuUlie "terms  arc easy.  126 Hastings &t. +  if 24 Cordova &t. ���  Wc kiioiv at last tile future is secure::  God is descending from eternity  And all things guud and evil, hiiild the road.  Yes, down In the.thick of things, the men of  "?'grced    ??'���?���?��� .,'������ '. ?..-   .' ���  Are thumping the inhospitable clay;;  By wondrous tolls the men without..tho dream  Are laying tho foundations of the dream, .the  : kingdom of fraternity foretold.  MARKET QUOTATIONS.  Vakuuuvei', Jan. 5,1900.  rCorrccted by Koran A Fro'st, grocers, fill  Carrall street.]  Klour���  Manitoba Hungarian, sack,  SO lbs   Grain���  MkLennan,  Mcf eely & Co.  WiHOrfESAIiE AND  RETAIU  DEALERS   IN  HMi-r Hardware  MAIL: ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  KELLY, DOUGLAS & CO.  WIIOLHSALK GROCK1.S,  - Cordova and Water Streets,   -   Vancouver, B. C-  [jgg5' Headquarters for Domestic and |'m-  [)orfed Cigars and Smoking Sundries.  * 1 M    �� J 1 I,",  Talmage Sounds a Warning.  The Rov. T. IJewitt Tahuage has sounded  many a nule uj) and down the'gamut of ..human conditions that have seemed harsh and  untrue to llie real_lovcrsof~inaiikind, but-the  following, uttered several years ago, ringwith  genuine sympathy, and shows a clean understanding of the political situation in America:  " While 111 this country it is becoming harder  and harder for the great masses oi the people  to get a living, there arc too many in this  country who have their two millions, their ten  millions and their twenty millions, and carry  the legislators in one pocket and the congress  uf thu United States in the other.. And there is  troublo ahead. Involution. I pray God it  may be peaceful revolution, and at the ballot  box. The time must come iu tills country  when men shall be sent Into public position  who cannot be purchased, 1 do not Want the  union uf church and stale, hut I do declare that  If thu church of Oud does not show Itself In  favor of the great mass of the pooplu as welt as  in favor of the Uird, the time will como when  the church as an Institution will bo extinct,  und Cliri.t will go duwn again to the beach,  and chno.c twelve plain, honest fishermen to  come up Into the apostle ship of ft new dispensation of righteousness, manward and Clod-  ward, ilrlbery la cursing this land. There  have been swindles enacted ln this nation*  within the last thirty years, enough to swamp  Ih rce monarchies. Tho democratic party filled  its cup of Iniquity before lt want out of power  before the war.   Then the republican party  Chicken Wheat, lOOlbs.;....  ; 1 75  ts .1 75  Oats, sack 100 lbs....'..v....?.-  1 IM  ?' 1 35  Bran,- ,lou......;...:....... .'.-  21 00  Shorts, r ton................'  ;20 00  Sugar--;' ,..".?��� "  5 75  * -i 75  ; Vegetables���'  ', .,     _ .:   ;  ''.���] 00.  @    110  Turnips, 100 lbs.....;,.;..p.  ���>.''65  Onions, lb...'.................  ' >,. 2 ���  ���"-"'"a  Cabbage,' lb   Beets, lii.;:...................  .:. '; '���*;.  Y 4  ' - 2 *  Celery,���VI biinehs............  ���'��� So';  * ' ''.'.   30  l;'arm Produce���  Eggs.doz. fresh...............  @    ?50  Eggs Case, Manitoba, doz'.'.  :'.."' 2th  ���     :i5  Butter, Creamery, prints....  30  :i5  Butter, Creamery, in tubs lb  Butter, Dairy, prints ..;....  '?':27?  ���-������'������..; 28  ���' -25  v <,;      so  Butter, Dairy, in tubs,lb.:..  22 -  - : 24  "17  '"��� '������������'   20.  Cheese,Manitoba, lb. old....  ?15  17  15  15  45  .45  Lard fl-lh, pails ....;.....   70  70  14.  140  2 75  ��� .... a oo.  .' Fruit-   '?���.���'  85  . 1 25  Oregon A pples, Box ..?......���  J. 75  2 00j  Apples, box....'....-......... .Y  '*��� 70  Y'*   175*  Apples, Ontario, bbl.:..'...V  6 00  0 50  Bananas, doz ....;...........;  ;   SO  '-.-,.   35  Oranges, doz................'.'  ���������������.-.25 ���'  'Y.',���,:.'�����������  heinous, doz.,.......:,..;...:  25  Japan Oranges, Box.....-...'.?  ���  ���to  '���'���.;��� ���:'\K".  Hardie & Thompson  Marine and General ���=^  Consulting Mccliiinieal Engineers  520 Coiidova St. W., VANCcuvun, B. ,C.: Tkl. 70  Patentees and designurs of tho. Ilardie*  Thompson water lube boiler, new high  speed reversing engines, und special  machinery in light sections for mines.  FllOPEI,-.i:K3 OeSIONEU.    ENOINKS Ih'DICATEU AND  Adjusted.  r  Sole agents in B. C. aud N. W Territories to  the United Flexible llctallic Tubing Co., Ltd.  London, Eug.  ���������������������������������������  | :   GEO. HAY   : |  Viincouvcr's    Pioneer, Clothes  KcnovtUor, makes u suit new.  Dyeing and Repairing.  [Corrected by Burrard Inlet Meat Company,  300. Cordova street west.  Meats-  _.  Beef, lb    (HI  15  7  18  18  15  18  Bacon, lb      20  20  Ford's  Grocery  25 HASTINCS ST. E.  Wo nro prepared to stipplv  all your wants. Every purchaser shall got full vuliiu  for their money. Slake out  your list and come to���  GALLOWAY'S..  139 Hastings and  "14 Arcado  --.. . , came along, and lti opportunity through the  theleis wo bid you �� farewell that ii not with, /.contractu were greater, -tad ��lt fflltf lu Mp  HAVINO decided thus, wo will offer our  STOCK EN' BLOC, or in any quantity to  suit purchase at prices to clear. Kuw is your  time to lay ln a supply.  A Good Chance  TOUB *WEPE LIKES IT.���Tour wife  Is proud to walk with you, w-fhen oah-^  era turn to admire,; as, they dolnvarl-^  ably, when you wear.' clothes made by  UBj, "Bhcre Is an airdistlnctlive and always discernible plainly about our  up-to-date suits that pleases; its owner  no leas than his wife and friends.  DAN. STEWART  130 Cordova Street.  NOTICE.  NOTJCH is heroby given that application will bo made to Hie Legislative Assembly of British Columhla, at Its next  session for an act to Incorporate the Lnke  Dennett Railway Company, with power, to ,  construct, equip,'operate and maintain .a  .railway from a point at or near tho Dyoa  Itlvor on or near the provisional boundary  between British Columbia and Alnskn, to -  a point at or near Lake Bennett, thencs  to tlho 60th parallel of latitude; with  power to equip, construct and operate  branch lines; to build, own, oporale and  maintain docte and wharves; to build,  equip, acquire and own steamers and  bonts and operate tho same; to equip,  own and operate telegraph lines, to gen-  crate electricity for lighting, beating nnd  power and to expropriate and utilise water for such purposes; to lovy und collect  rates and tolls, and to mnko trnlllc arrangements incidental to'the said line of  rallwuy, and do suoh other things lis may  lie condudvo to the attiilnments of tho-  above objects, or any of them.  XXtltod fit Vancouver, II.  C, tliia l&th  day  of October,  1900.  D. "O. MACDONELL,  Solicitor for Applicants.  The finest lino cf SPECTACLES nnd  EYEGLASSES in Hritlsh Columbia, and  you will find tho prices right. Our doctor of optlci examines eyes free.  for a lira tnuiiwM nun to drop into ��� going I  coaewa.  l��i COBDOTA flf��BET,  COX��,aiYHODI AND CORDOVA STS  (near C. PR. Station.)  Fine old English Alo, Stout and Beer;  best old Scotch and Irish whisky; do-  mestlo and imported Cigars. Evorj-  thlDguptolhehandle.  E8ffl!S_________5____^_______^___!2���~^  *yyMi ',���i'  W��&MM&Wm ^^^^fe^g^|?^fjgSpyfefeg^g  iilS^Miiiiiil^liii%l��


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