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 l^.mYYY-';  -���_>_  ���yy  Subscription, $1.25 a Year  W��ge-e*rnen should subscribe,  because this paper la printed in  tholr interests. Subscribe NOW.  312 Homer Street.  COLONIAL HOTEL  Corner Granville and Drake Streets,  Choice meals, pleasant rooms, all con*  Yeniences, hot and enfd ballis, billiard  and pool parlor, bct-l blocked bar. -Nearest hotel to all Industries on False Creel:  and C. P. it. 8i:oi)?. Kutcs, |l a dm  ll.SU a week.  T. u. HUGH, .proprlcte-.  VOL. 2.  VANCOUVER, B. C,, SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1901.  NO. 16.  st  COLUMBIA 8MPMBIX."  ft  fltespectfully TXsllcated to William Jennings ltryn.n, by T, IR. Iii. Mcinnes,  Vancouver, January'1, 191)1,  Last night I ihcard  The bells Ting out tne lost reluctant  hours-  Tolling .the Century to Its sombre close.  i watch'-d alone.    I watch'd, but not.to  ���weave  ���Wright fancies for the future days, nor  muse-  On Might the New Year iheld la store.  "For mo  There shines no portent ln the present  skies.  Nor omen on the distant horizon  To   flatter   Hope   again.      Bather   I  thought  flow; with the dying Agcso .much had  died!  So  much   of Honor    and so much  o��  Faith!  So rmich of all things that our fathers  taught  Had passed within the later years  Cor  sake  Of soldiers'  glofy  njid   of merchants'  '    creed!  Then, as the midnight hour drew slow-  '    ly on,  I sank in slumber, and ln fltrul dreams  That .mingled strangely with the time,  - I saw  A figure seated In a: vaulted cell,  Stern and grey, like some old anchorite,  Closing a mighty volume,. Iron-bound.  I "lad no wish to read���too well I knew  That blood and tears and nuat of cap-  ��� lives' chains  Jrad staln'd Its every page.   ,But close  beside  Another  volume   lay  outspread   and  white, ���  "Whereon no bhlna. was wrlten yet.    I  - thought  "How  fit  it aeem'd to  chronicle  fair  deeds!  How lit to tell in golden lettering ���  &I ways untried, before!    Of brother-  nood *  And union In the happy arts of Peace!  "And dreaming tihus I saw the old man  lift   ���  The'-olofecd volume to?;a atony ledge  Whereon ? the records of the ages lay.  Mat as he raised it up great drops fell  .    down  -_KTrom out'the last-red entries he had  .made,  - aHottlng   the   yet 'Unwritten page be-  , ncath   ��� ' ' ���  "With,burden of inevitable blood.     ,  . >*Cho-vision'pass'd.'"^1 dream't again";  - Jand saw  OolunioU resplendent, girt for war,  ���TITaklngher stand, with..Kings and Conquerors.  Her eyes were kindling with the lust  of sway, *        ���'    >  And llx'd on far-off  aens   and alien  shores,  "While only Beasts ot Commerce coun-  ' cell'tl; her.  And then,- 'mid cheering of great multitudes���  tMld roar of volley'd cannon, rattling  drums.  And pealing ot innumerable, bells,   .  t saw her front the "World imperial.  So I awoke, and by the clamor knew  The Infant hour of-this new Age had  .come.  '���OonVnous Age for thee, Columbia!  ; It Hjid3 thy people in a careless mood,  Vainglorious grow n from easy victory,  And with   the   sops the Beasts have  . ��� thrown to tihem ' ���  All too content.   So late It Was I heard  The voice of that heroic orator      y  iWlho vainly bid them turn to their old  creed���  The creed (thai men are free and equal  born.  And  that  consent alone o'er   nations  gives  Tbe right to rule. They would not have  It so.  - (  lAaid  hirelings call'd  him  thraitor  to  .,    thy flag.  "Wille Emperors rejok'd at his defeat.  A traitor,he'?���Ah; rio.'Columbla!  ���Rather count him traitor to fhy flag1  Who seeks by force toBproad Its starry  folds  Over ���a people struggling to be free. ���  The flag, was never meant, Columlba,  To cover, such a crime.    And yet were  those  *"* *Who~"f ound ~thy~lr_nd���so~Saf row- ttfey  .   ?muht needs  Covet the very.ehorcs they'd sworn to  (gave���  Thinking noshameYto pay the Spaniard's 'price,  ��� And ���: stand a stronger    tyrant in hLs  '     stead.  ���*TIs said  the gold they lavish  in one  year  iFor that Inglorious conquest sdon could  make  From out the arid-deserts of thy West  A garden ihomc for millions,   Itut words  are vain!  Thy   people.'. linger   In   their   careless  mood������  No orator, however great he be,  Vrom tholr fat .humor now can ruffle  them,  So���let the bells ring out!    'They will  not heed  "What   serpent   destinies ' within    the  years  V.iecoII'd unto their opportunity,  Waiting  to   fold? them ��� und��T   fouler  swuy  Than Europe   ever knew.    Perchance  ���twill be  Only   thro'   bloody   travailing   they'll  learn  *Tis .not the empty, title makes a'King,  Nor play of crown and sceptre    that  proclaims  The Tyrant's rule.   Yet when old Time  shall close ���  "HJa record for tls new-born Century, ,  "Whatever count for weal or woe It hold,  Cod grant, Columbia, that men may see  T*y name still written there for Lit>-  |     grty!   . ���      . -      "  '"'     *.  ''OHJIM'ST AND TH"H LABOiR ITiR.'OH-  ILEM."  Tho above Is the title of a. lecture to  be delivered In' the ,T. M. C. A. ihallon  -Monday evening next at 8 o'clook, under the auspices of the recently organized People's Independent Church, of  Vancouver.: Arthur, E. Holder, deputy  'labor commissioner for -Iowa, writes  Mr. Holman as follows: 'II beg permission to offer my heart-felt thanks Coi  your scholarly, non-sensntlonal presentation of this perplexing problem,  and tho beautiful inspiration you drew  us to tihe interest Christ our Lord takes  In the'"humble toller;, Allow me to add  that, feeling* strengthened and benefitted spiritually myself, I was curious to  know how others of the Immense audience, numbers: of "whom: I am Intimately acquainted with, felt about  your address, and of. whom I inquired  and received replies of this, character:  J,One of; tihe best, talks ever heardi in  Des .Moines." "That young fellow Is a  Christian, sure." ''if our preachc-r could  or would tell the truth like that I  would go'.to-, church again." . ;"D�� you  think he would'give that address In our  town." "I never saw so many interested men present before to hear a sermon." "The best Interpretation of  practical Christianity ever heard."  Said one eminent scholar and critic:  "Best analysis of the question ever  heard from a minister.','.I:.pronounce  him a student and 'an earnest, faithful Christian.". There, are many other  words of appreciation, I desire to Inform  you of, trusting that God ln< His mercy  and wisdom will continue to direct and  bless; you.'" This is; certainly (high  praise and no hand or brain" worker  should miss hearing IJw iHolman's lecture on Monday evening: next.  VISITED ASHOROFT.  Mr. J. H. "Watson, organizer for the  American Federation of Labor, made  an official visit to Asheroff on "Wednesday last, having been notified that the  Cariboo teamsters wanted to re-orgin-  Ize themselves into a certified chartered union. On an King there, however,  he found that the men were almost  unanimously In f.ivor of standing by  their present local organization, which  they believed Is doing good work In  their behalf. It appears there are one  or' two dissatisfied men amongst the  teamsters on wihom the by-laws of the  Cariboo (Protective association (the  name of the local union referred to)  rome, ivspfloI_Ulyv;,h(i.rrt.-* Op<> _of..th��ee  states that every man 6hall pay-  cash for work done and goods received.  This clause was placed in the by-laws  to protect* the merchants, feed stable  men, blacksmiths, and wagon makers,  nnd wayside Inn-keepens, w'ho were  sufferers; up to twelve months ago from  unscrupulous men who were teaming  on thle "road and constantly getting  more and'more1 into, their debt. To  protect these men. this by-law was passed, and naturally the disgruntled ones  do 'not like It, because thfey have had to  pay titicir debts, as well as cash for  what they receive.:'These; men are the  ones who applied to haveiMr' Watson  come to Ashcroft' and organize them  Into an international union; Although  the membership of the present union  comprises men other, than teamsters,  consisting of eawyfcrsi, blacksmiths and  inn-'keepers, andothers whose Interests  are not Identical with those of the  teamsters, yet the m'en'clalm.'they ihave  been treated well and are receiving  prices for freight far In advance of previous years. ��� And consequently they  had no kick coming, and strongly.condemned those1 men who had beenin-  strumental Infringing anyone up there  to alter: the condition' of things. Mr.  Watson stated to The Independent that  he had an interview with tlie teamsters  and listened to their arguments for and  against the propostd new union. ���.He  said that it was useless, under' the circumstances, to attempt to organize at  present Into an International union, and  best to leav*> well enough alone." The  present union Is in a healthy condition  and may work.all right.'-, but 'through  t'he mixture of a conglomeratlon'of different interests and alms/ it may. not  remain so.' The. meeting thanked ..Mr.  "Watson for his advice and encouraging  words and"hoped~that_he~would"Come  again and give them another* talk.  air. Wutson thinks lAshcroft quite,an  up-to-date town, wltih lbs electric plant  and wafer works, and the people a wide  awake, Jolly lot of good fellows, willing  to do a kindness and ready to resent a  wrong/and If they Would only take In  our labor organ, The Independent, will  soon become familiar with nil the progressive thought of the day on the  leading questions.  PUBLIC SCHOOLS.  Tho .public schools of the clty.re-ope.n-  ed for the JSaster, term on Wednesday,  when tlie new Provincial Normal  School, the new West End School, and  the Falrvlew addition will be opened  for the first time.  Mr, A. Robinson, Superintendent of  Education; will take charge of the Normal School, assisted by Messrs. D. Wilson and W. A., Blair. Mr. Cordon, who  was this week promoted to a position  on the staff of the High School;Will  be compelled to hold tiie classes in the  Trustees' Board room, In the-small  building ln the Central School'grounds.  This is necessitated through the large  attendance at the High ', School'-. overcrowding the quarters at present.avall-  able. , Only part of the new "We3t End  Sohool building will be opened this  week, and till the" requiremento of the  district can be ascertained. >  MR. C. W. ItUItR'AY'S REPORT.  Tlie following report of the Chairman of the Sohool Board was submitted at the last meeting of the Trustees:  Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 4th, 1900.  Gentlemen,���iAs .Chairman for the  year Just ended it might be advisable  for mo to* give a short resume of the  more Important mutters upon which  wo'have deliberated and' carnled Into  effect during the year. ; It is not'now  ���my intention to. enumerate In detail,  but merely to particularize some of  those acts" which,;In my opinion, are  most worthy and have been boneficlal  to the educational system of the'City.  V Immediately upon the formation of  the Board for 1900, thqy undertook to  carry* to completion the purchase of  school sites', some of which had been  under -negotiation by the previous,  Board, and to secure additional sites.  With this end in view sites were selected, :options secured, and an estimate  ���mode for the purchase of school ground  and erection of buildings in .the "West  and Bast portions of the City; also for  tiho purchase; of ��� the property between  the two school sites on Mount Pleasant,  and for-the erection of an] addition? to  the Falrview School. Owlng-to^the  slowness with which large and Important bodies move, the carrying out of  the foregoing was somewhat retarded,  but it Is now accomplished, .and,ihe  one gilvlng tho best general satisfaction as regards economy and durability.  ITho City Superintendent, at the request of tho Board, prepared, during  tihe Summer vacation, a now Limit  Table for the guidance of teachers. After submitting the Limit Table to the  Superintendent of Education, Victoria,  and the eame being approved by him, it  wns placed ln the schools at the beginning of the Fall term, and, so far, has  given good results,  An Instructor in Physical Culture for  girls was engaged In the person of  Miss Purdy.  ; The Trustees have for several years  urged upon the Provincial Government  the necessity, there was for the establishment of a Normal School; nnd, a*  you are aware, at the Board's request,  Trustee J. J.; Banfleld undertook the  task of impressing .upon the present  Local Government this very Important  matter,' and the result of his efforts Is  the. location of the,Normal School in  this City.  The : locating of Schools of Manual  Training, which are now being made  ready for actual w��rk, Is a. very important one,' and the results cannot be  too highly estimated, for whlch.Sir W.  C. McDonaJdls entitled to the most  sincere and1 unreserved gratitude of the  citizens.  'As the Management and Building  Committees will no doubt go into matters morelminutely than I have done,  and not. desiring to In any way conflict  with their reports; it is advisable that  my remarks should not be continued  at any greater length.  Before concluding I had intended to  advance some suggestions, but will refrain from doing so, as the Committees  will no doubt have profited by the experience of tlnJ past-year and? embody  in their reports ideas which have been  thrownout by the different members  of the Board.  It Is a very great pleasure for me to  'testify.';to the untiring and energetic  efforts of- the City Superintendent towards building up oiir City Schools to  such a 'high degree of efficiency, and,  although 'he has had some pretty strong  opposition without deserving the same,  he has; withstood the many unmanly  efforts which have been made against  him In a truly gentlemanly spirit.  ���':"In conclusion, my sincere thanlts are  due to the .members of the Board of  Trustees for the very kind and courteous manner in which they treated  me as .presiding officer of the Board,  and I trust that this, the .most prqgres-  V1NC0LVER LABOR PARTf.  The Labor Party held.their regular  meeting Wednesday night. There was  not a large nllendanco owing to the  fact that civic politlqal meetings were  helhg hold and a great ninny of the  members desired to hear those aspiring  for oflice.  The following communication was received from Mr. I��\ Williams:  -Mr. J. iMc i ton. Sec. Lioor party.  Dour ,'uMorton,���Kindly cxii>re��3' my  gratitude to the mcmbeis of the party  for the sincere expressions of sympathy  with myself and family in our late .bereavement. Your references to the  kindness and? the sustaining power of  God, v.ere most carefully noted. Wers  it not that I know for -myself that He  never blunders nor imposes a single useless pang on any of His creatures, I  should at that time have wished myself  dead with the companion of my youth  and early manhood.  I hope to be in your meetings by and  bye, 'hut 'ifor.'gome time, to come I expect my life to ibe one of strict retirement, as I shall have to do my best to  supply the place pf the departed iri the  family. Hoping the party will accomplish much good in the direction of better government, both municipal and na-  tioTtal, I am, yours trulyaobwit  tional, I am, yours? truly,  "F. WILLIAIJI5  1SIA Seventh Avenue, Vancouver. Dec.  Ill, 1000.  ;/���'��� J.- C. ;MarshaIl, secretary of the Trades  and .'Labor council, wrote-in reference  to a circular they were'; issuing dealing  wit'h?'ratlway matters/Y'Y; Yy '... '������;;'" "  ,���'���',' The? committee appointed ".to ��� assist  T'h'e" Independent' In 'tihe. matter ofHhe.  news-bo>;s'; ban'qiiet,..reporte<l.the affiar  aYrrfatYsubeess."���' * ������"''yY?"'"' '':.'?���:���:  ;'}������; Tlie meeting adjourned "early.;   _Y  THH  ni3I.H_JI_ION OF WM. LYO',  MACKliNZIE.  (liy Or. HarrbHwi. of Selkirk.!  "I remember the rebellion very well,  ind I know its history and all about  it.   I sa.v much of Mr.''Mackenzie af-  er hlaiSieturn to Csc.aJ.i, un I partlcu-  ljrly In n'i< keen conies: \.'.:'.i GeCTge  'Jroivn uud IMacKinn'on ln  tihe Ha-Idl-  mand  election   of  1831.   Tlut    was   a>  great fight.   It   wa^   in   the  days  of  open voting,  when the polling'lasted  for a  week.   I accompanied Mackenzie  in   h'ti  canvass,   campaigned  wftfct  hlni,  attunded  his  meetings,  and'had  many a talk and joke with ihim over  'somo?of the Incidenis in the campaign.  It was surprising how quickly he ingratiated himself with the people dowa ���  there..; As soon as he heard of the,vacancy In  the cons:Ituency, caused by  the death'.of: the .former! member, Qlr.  Thompson, he apepared on. the scene,  Issued his addiesa to tihe electoit., and'  threw himself   into    the contest with  the Greatest energy and determination, .  fie had a very happy way ��ith people, knew now to-take everyone,:and  made friends everywhere foe went.   I  -am a pretty old campaigner, and have  .gone through : many   a ".hard, politic*,  battle, and I never kne�� any man wl  could 'handle a meeting or a: crowd, r. ���  matter 'how hostile,' I.kc- Mr. Mackenzie.   He i.as a fine epeaktr. was.thor.  oughly well vup In political q^ueations,  ���hail plenty of wit and humor, and wa.s  quick and readyyin, retort and repartee."  '  -iuTw''bTiildinBt. will ail be iwcupien'^OTrrTsIVT}-j'��a*r'*1_i"'ni'e"*K*ueation"il'"iiTstory of  PL'I-Jjie OWNI-JRHIUJ' OF ailNI^.  Jdhn Penny, of the Democratic Herald, says that the coal question Is one  that loonis ii,P very largely In people's  mlndu Just now, -and the resolution  passed a short.time ugo by the Ycadou  (Eng.) Urban 'District council ��� will be  rend with much, Interest.' The resolution Is aa follows: "That, having regard to'tUo' need for cheap and abundant supply of coal;; the exorbitant demands of the coal mine owners, and  the large amount of coal exported annually to other countries, .this council  is of opinion that the only .effectual  means "of economizing the supply-'and  reducing the price, Is ', tor .tlie" mines  to become the property of the nation,  and that a copy of this resolution be  sent to the prime minister, the member for parliament, and all the district  councils in thle Otley division, with a  request that they will give their support to the same."  When you want to hire a first-class  nors* -u-fT buftgy, go to the Palace  livery stables. Telephone 13S.  the   school  term begins   in" January,  19W.  Early in the year one of our most  promising and1 estimable teachers in  the person of Mlse Louise A.-Bdgett,  was called from us. "While we deeply  regretted' the early death of this promising young lady, we can only bow  to the will of the Ruler of the Universe,  believing that everything which he  does is for the best.  The engagement of Sergeant-Major  Bundy as'Drill Instructor for the boys  brought to a reality a subject which  had been mooted on several occasions  without definite: action /being taken,  and the benefits which have resulted  from the physical training cannot be  thoroughly appreciated except by those  wfoo have been so fortunate as to have  witnessed the improvement,-of the boys  under the Sergeant's Instruction. A  flag;has been offered in competition by  Trustee IBanfleld to the boys of the  best drilled'school.  Owing to! the dissatisfaction expressed by a number of the parents, Mr.  R. Fraser, Principal of the Central  Sohool, handed In ills resignation,  which was accepted; the position being lilted temporarily by the City Superintendent until the mid-Summer vacation. Mr. D. IM. Robinson, First Assistant of the Central School, was promoted to the Prlnclpalship of . said  school at the opening of the Fall term.  The endeavor which wae tmade with  a view to starting.a branch-of the  Free Library, on. Mount Pleajjant, although meeting with the approval of  the Free Library Board, was not  brought to a desired end, owing to tihe  action of the City Council. Had the  efforts-of -tlie-Board -In���t'his-matter  been carried to completion the beneficial result to the. citizens of atount  Pleasant would have been thoroughly  appreciated by t'hom.  r.- On May 23rd, Empire Day was first  made a public celebration by the sohool  children; and it is hoped .that this innovation towards infusing patriotic  sentiments in the minds of the rising  generation will be carried out'In the  future.  The appointment of a Finance Committee was a wise move, and' in the  best interest of the ratepayers, whose  money will be under their careful attention JudlolouMty expended.  , Owing totbone being two Softools ln  the West and two in the East of the  City, It was thought advisable to rename', the old schools so as to avoid  confusion. The Wojt schools will be  known as Sir William Dawson and  Lord Roberts Schools, and the Earn as  Lord Strathcona nnd Admiral Seymour  Schools.  ,.' The advisability of holding night  schools was discussed, and, although  nothing definite was arrived at, it  would.be well for the matter, to receive  the: earnest, attention of the lncomins1  Board, as the establishment of one or  more night-schools wouhl be of Incal-'  culable benefit to: youths and. young  ���men who were compelled to leave  school at an early age and,thus were  deprived ot the privilege Which others  more fortunate enjoyed. , '  .Owing to the experience of the! Board  in heating apparatus, the iftmead Dowd  or Rutley System was adopted as tlhe  our growing City, will act as a stimulus for those who next undertake the  .work.which we Shis night resign.  I have the honor to be, gentlemen,  Your obedient servant,  ��� (Signed) C. XV. MURRAY.  'jY^YNATAL*:AICT.*;i_rMF6ECBD.:'^^  ;; When'the IR; M. SfEmJiress of Japan  arrived .at'''.yietpr^^pA'Tu^ay'niBh't,  .the?ne\v:^.?P.:;'N.''steamer Otter acted  as'.tender,' on;,her,; and brought In, to  'that cityj.+a Chlneseof a:*totaI number  of *?37;A'siat!cs,arrlving on the'big white  4lner.'i'.:TK^''..were,:'''-iiet,-iby.,:E.''.'.IW;':'Mb-  ���LeaniilOhlnese Interpreter, and on arrival: at the': outer wharf by. 'W. H. Ellis,  the' officer, newly'.appointed., to enforce  the?provisions of. the.iNa't'al act,ywhich  came into force. at.;: the-'beginning.';of  the hew; year. 'Of .;the*42 Chinese landed for Victoria, 17 have*.been, there.be-  ,'fo're.;: All'.others were' subjected to ��� the  ed'ucaitlonal test. of the new, law.? Of  courseYthe, majority came; under...tlie  above act.?;One or more.were therefore  ;placed;under,'arrest, and,'a.test .case  will: be made: In court. 'The others, Mr;  Eliis:stated/,wlll :pi-obably-riot ?be: held.  No Japanese for Victoria "arrived on  .the ship.? but. a:;number cameYon to  iVancouver, .Where;they will be compel-  Jed to coinpiy;..wlth;the. act'ln the.same  ma'ner; Had 'any? .landed?' at ....Victoria  they.*would have'-had to undergo?thb  educational' test^Iso.YYY.Y ?Y;Y'.Y;';;  iRAIlirjROIAD IHRIDGEiMlEiN* MEET.  The International, brotherhood of  Railroad IBridgemen. which was organised in t'he mountains two years ago,  LeM-lts-seoond grand ludge meeting in  Winnipeg on Monday, Dec. Sist. The  jurisdiction of this lodge extends from  Fort William, Ont., to, 'Laggan, B. C.  Mr. A. W. Puttee. IM. P.. addressed the  delegates before they, proceeded to business, welcoming the lodge to the city.  Later-in the session adjournment was  made for half an hour to receive a deputation of members of other railway  brotherhoods, who delivered encouriig-  Ing speeches and,welcomed the advent  of the young organisation. The elec-  tln of officers resulted as follows: Supreme master foreman, Peter itensele-  wood; .first.C. F-, F, If. Siivagejaecond  C. .il"*., John Liiiigniorc; third C.... F���  Thomas Bell; .fourth C. F., James Desmond ;"S. S. T��� J. C. McClellnnd; S. R.  K., Peter Taylor; S. Chaplain, IS. S^liaw;  S. .Warden, S. iH'unter; wardens. XV. J.  Mupledoram, J. D. King. It'wus decided to meet again iln Winnipeg on  Dec. 27th. 1901. One of the sntlsfnAory  features of the holding of the session  wag. the .re-organlsatlon of the Winnipeg lodge, wlilch was accomplished at  a good meeting.on Monday n'Ight.  ���WOV1A SCOTIA STRIKE SETTLED?.  Y'A'ccording ,to, teiegrapihIc;?reports; the  coa'l .miners':; strike m Pictou- county;  N.'?;S.,?;has; been: settled?by the mine  owners.agreeing to pay;'the. 12 per.cent,  increase: asked; bythe minem.?'Charles,  IFermle, manager of the Drummbhd .col-  ll.er'y, ipictoii,-"sent:' for ;the'lworkmen's  c6mmitte'?an'd::Informed them*.that :he  would 'p'ay.an''; advance of'12 per -cent.;  all;round.? :?No/comfiiunloatton has j;et  'iS��Pls^iii��fe^'"*P?>-^&(. i,uan;iEci:,'.5of.  the?0th'e^,pTctoil~nIine^-:in"''A^^^  :no':dou'btvis^ntertainedYthatHhey?\viil  faU;:,in7l!he;:w,Ith?the"!.adv'ince,.whicli'is  not: merely- made'to.'Skilled.'-miners, but  ;to?'ail j labor employed at the :co|Ilei-Ies?  In "Sprlnghiii General .Manager ���Coivans"  had. a?'four,?h'ours':.conference with, the  committee of Pioneer;lodge of;W.:.P. '.A'.';  theYflnalvresult" of,,,which war that I'.he  agreed?to: pay;, theYmen?It ;.'peTY cent;  advanceY? demanded; "This ; latest .in-;  crease jmakes' a-"total ,-pf?'_2 .per '.cent,  within'-four.'thonths.'-:the; Sprlnghiii men  li'avlrig.) previously re eel yedari advance,  df:'10;per cent. One. thousand men;;.In  SljrlnghiilVwIll benefit? by., the: cliange."  and;more than that ntimber in:Pictou  Set:an* Increase."; The.extreme, scarcity  .of,coal-and-the?very/ikeen demand, for  It",, .was'vw'hat; so.'���."qulcfklj-.-; brought, -the  managers, to acquiescence to the?men's  .terms. .-���?-y',Y '.':.'. .'[:;��� '"Y;. Y-.?-??;:;.'". -:*???:?;  The annual election of officers 'of Nanalmo Typographical union, No. 3.17,  "took plac'e on Monday evening, and resulted ag':."follows: President, James  Begg; vice-president, W. "Workman;  secretary; IR. D. >R. Ramflay; treasurer.  H. Mulack; executive committee, W.  Workman, R. Lultey and T. MeLay;  sergeantat-arms, IR. ILukey; auditors,  E. C. -Beard, 'R. ILukey and J H. Ash.  The relations between the union and  the employers continue to be most arnica bU\   *-  C1.VRIDHNAL GIBBON'S  ON"  "WA1R.  Last Sunday at Baltimore Cardinal  Gibbons delivered a sermon at 'high  mass, in which .he reviewed briefly the  events-of the century just closed,.with  special 'reference; to the ".wars"/which  have been waged dur'ng that period,  as a preface to an urgent plea for universal peace., He spoke in part as follows: ''Wars are less fiequent and le*.  inhuman in t'he 'Christian dispensation  than 'in i.Pagan times,: but it must be  confessed .'that weare yet'far removed  lrom the millenium of unlveisal peace.  The nineteenth century ,from its be!.in-  ning to Its sun��et, has witnessed almost  a : contlnunus scene ?of sanguinary  struggles between tihe nations of Christian Europe.-It is a subject of great  concern to the friends of theGospelof  peace that Chrlstlun__Europe_pre.ents  :o"day the: spcctncle of a huge military  camp. All the nations on the continent, as well as England, are armed to  the teeth, and are living In mutual  dread and distrust ot each other. .They  are devoured by an Insatiable ambition  of conquest an dominion, or by a fear  of invasion. Wihen you see heiv>  clouds changed with the electricity of  war hanging over these natlom, you  may expect the tihunder clap of battle  to resound any moment. Armed nations, like armed, Individuals, are .a  constant menace to one" another, and  nre easily provoked to fight. Again,  these military force.., Instead of diminishing,'' are uiiliuppily"Increasing every  year. lAs soon as one nation augments  Im.'armament-'Its, neighbor feels -Impelled to do likewise In self defence. According to a report compiled and published from olllclnlsourees the army list  ot Europe on'a war footing eomprl.-ici  nearly H.OOO.000 of men, and the annual  cost of maintenance, even In time ot  peace, exceeds six hundred millions ot  dollars. The teachlnigs of the Gospel  form. the only basis of peace for the  rulers of the earth. All of the arts and  resources of diplomacy will be.In.vain,  all the courts of arbitration and penee  conference-! that ever shall assemble  will'avail but little; us experience demonstrates. All' their deliberations' will  be so much paper wasted, unless guiried  and framed under the:iLord of Peaee  who _fits enthroned on .the cross."  The state labor congress will convene  at Olympla .on Tuesday, January loth.  A,big atteadance has already been  nrbmlsed.  "You luad a. hundred pcji'.ds offerei  for your .head, hadn't you'" said on.;  of his Interrupters,-at a meeting t wa;  ,_  ���it.  "-A  hundred  pounds," saij Mackenzie,   "N'o.   it  Wdis a'thcUi-ind  pounds,  my friend, and I am quite sure no such  good fortune will ever happen to you."  "He rather liked ir-tenu..lions,  because it gave h!:n a chance  to tell a.  story, or turn i;he laugh,  at  the expense of .his antagonists,  an.J  lie did ���  It In such a way that no se.-ious offence could be taken.   I notice that, In  his   life  of Hon,  George Brown,   M-   '  Alexander     Maekenz'e     state3    th:-  Brown  was the choice of the "Refon.'  convention as a candidate In that election;  but  that is not    correct.   There  was no convention.   There' we re eighteen persons, two from each municipality,  cho_,-en  by Mr. iBrown  and a Mr.  Turner, who ni. also an aspirant, and  Jjhefre eighteen fixed oippn Jjrp.Mn.as^b____J���  canuiuoie.' Tn.i*.' was "^ne "of' oultewi���* -"  jections  to Brown's    candidature-^my  father and 'I, I need scarcely say, were * '  ���Mackenzie men���and one of the prin- Y '  cipal arguments which we addressed to  the people.  XVe eould always say that   ,  the nominator.- i epre-vnted no, persons    -  but themselves, and that the greatbody -  of tihe peojile were not consulted; and  this argument ������� always an effective  one.  'Parties, in 'the    political __.s.nse,v  were pretty well split up In that con-"v\ -  teat.  Mr. Michael HaTcourt, tho father  of the present Minister of Education,  and who afterwards    represented th /,'  county, did not/support Mackenzie ���"���  '.hat time.   He was a Brown man.   E  .Mr. iMaeken,zie was too moich for the.. .  al!    iHe  had support  from  Conserve  tives as well as "Reformers; in fact, as  1 'happen to know, he alwiys had a  lot of warm Conservative friends, who  admired his pluck as well   is his independence and honesty.   In c subse-_  quent election  In  Haldimand ihe ran"  against five other >candidates, and bai:  them aP.   I don't think   Drown   e**"  qulfe got over lite defeat by Maokenz>  in Haldimand.  "I remember being with Macfkenz *  one day in Toronto, when we met  'Brown. This was some time after the  election. iMackeii-zie stop|>ed and spoke , .  kindly to (Brown, wiho ^didn't appear  particularly affable;' and Mackenzie remarked, as we -waited aw.ty, 'Brown  seems to be still a little sore.' and the*  he laughed heartily as we talked over  some of their encounters m the heat,'  ot the contest." *���  Dr. Harrison said he didn't know  poor Lount, who was afterwards executed for his complicity In;the rebellion,, but his '(the doctor's) father did,  ,_nd_'he_hu<Loften-heard-h!s-father-tv.-_"^���-  of how Lount had been captured. OH-  knew the men who? had a hand in th-j  capture. One of tlit-m, who received  part of the" reward offered for Lount'a  apprehension, waft niad^ so uncomfortable over it by -his neighbors that he  hiidto leave that part of the country.  The Winter of 1H37 was a very opea  winter, and it ,.wa* while Lount waB  trying to escape in a boat along -the.  Erie, shore that the boat wjs caught  ln the floating ice and Its occupant  arreeited by some persons who suspected that Oie was one of those for whoso .  capture ,i ivwai\l had been offered.  u  Iff  m  pit  mi  m-i  TlsB-LAlHC-R GAZICTTE.  The I.abtvr Gazette Is a publicatlor.  w*hlch,ls within the means of every  workingman In tihe country, and ought  certainly to be In every worklngman'.s  hands. The numbi-r for December,  Which Is before us, Is in itself a valuable contribution to the general knowledge, oi labor conditions lu Canada.  Among many other matters the loolc-  out -In the Quebec boot and shoe trade  Is exhaustively dealt with; reports from  local correspondents In everj- part of  Canada give a detailed account,of conditions from Victoria to Halifax, wihile  the printed schedules of wagca paid oa  different govennment?works under the  "fair wage"; regulation are; an; accurate index of the value of -the "laborers' capital" In many centres; the lumbering Industry is described at length;  and a second Installment of a review-  of the leg'sl-ition existing for tihe pro-' l!  tection of life and limb in faetoriea ia.  given. It is a very full number and  worth many times Its nominal price.  fsi-m.  <%%&MM  'i"-5#!*lP!Sf  i##i"S'*Mi'  iMS;  '^iWMMSsM^ ���Tk  THE INDEPENDENT.  SATUKD'AT..  .JAWMSTB, IM*  THE INDEPENDENT.  GEO. BARTLKY ..".........:. Editor  HARRY COWAN  Business Manager  PUBLISHP1D   "WEEKLY   IN   THE   IN-  TEBEST   OP  ORGANISED  LABOR  BY  THE 1NDDPENDBNT PRINTING COMPANY.  1A.T   312   3IOMEK   STREET,   VANCOUVER,   B.  C.  SUBSCRIPTIONS IN  ADVANCE.  A week, ti cents; month, _G cents; threo  months, J.', cents; ->lx months, 05 cents;  one year, $1 2J.  ENDORSED BY THE TRADES AND  LA'BOR COUNCIL, AND THE VANCOUVER LABOR PARTY.  ���SLVTL'RDAY  JANUARY 12, I'lOl  Tin: 'i*ORO-N"'r*o victory.  'With the .ipoearunce ot 'he union label upon ;ht. products ot the J   D  King  Shoe  co-nun-,   of Toton.o    ends   the  storj     ol   u-ie    of    '.he    mo��    famou*.  otrugglti between  i -tubboin eniiilojer  and a l.iho' o.-g.ini/.U'on  ii\s the Nanalmo II-   i'l    Toi >eus the lactones,  of the In in  iefei'cd  to line been no-  tonous to-  the  long houi-. ��n:lv��il  bj  the ope-.i i\ci_,    .nil  toi    tin    -lioigio  pittance  pud   m   le.uin       A.'i n   uul  again  ha1-   .li.   F'-ioetiLiueis'   L'n-on   of  Toronto    f-iiKivoie-J     to   hi.o     tho-  wiong^ ir,''i'.-'l    ind  i-?a n  and   igun  have the makers   inswerod   :'i it  thej  were reso'ved to mnmYiin  th "-li   claim  to absolu cli  doieimipe the eumlit'ons  under \\h,ch theli  men u^io employed  *Phepreo"nt *-:ateo! aflaiis hi*, not been  brought about  bj   tht orga-n/cd shoemakers ofiTo;onto, noi   has tht J   D  King  com,)anj   .-uffe-ed   a   change  ot  heart.   Union conditions  were accepted aaid thi union label was adopted because a more powerful agen. thin the  local union taught the J   D  King company that it was not a liw  unto itoelf,  and tihe llessan learn: Is one which employers e-erjwbeie may s!ud>  to .heir  profit and union men foi their encouragement when the fight for decent i on-  'i.tiona seems  moil  hopeless.   It wat  the Dominion Trades ��nd Laboi Councils which completed I'he education of  the J D King cornpanj.   In eveiy citj  pi ij, f(��l I hut ma tier 1-IC jl hi Uh L'f o I te  ' -^M-Do-ninlon wheie suen a bodj  existed the facls of the.case weie made  known to the wOrJcingmcn and every  anion mr.n in Canada was informed  ���.it to puichase a paii of shoes manu-  j-ured by the eompinj was to per-  "rr_ an act of tieason to his own  ...use and to hit brother workers of  "oronto, while here in this province in  larticular "he diffcient Tiades and Labor counci's took the matter up witih  such thoioughness and eneifij that the  "local market for the products, ot the  ���cornpanj, was practlcallj close 1 The  consequence of these measure^ was  that the company found that =o f.u  from be.n_. mdependen, of "Unions and  -unionists, it imiti mj.ke terms with its  adversarj oi by and by cease _o e\ii>t  The directors suirendeieJ at d-seic-  tion, recognized the union, and based  'their operations upon confoi.m.o with  the rules laid down b> that bodj In  its turn, the union sealed the trea:> of  peace by placing the label on the goods  manufactured by the cornpanj The  J. D. King company has discoveied at  great cost what other firmb may leam  free of expense by studying Its lecent  history, namel>, that an emp'ojci m ij  successfully resist the demands of hi.s  unorganized employees, and even tihe  union -to which tho&e employees, ought  to belong, but that behind the union  and 'behind his cmplojees so soon as  hey organise themselves undei piupu  indltions, is the strength of the labor  ~dc CaruwIa7_a"foice-which "Is^gi-'-'iter  than the greatest cmplojei  their vote in 1S96." The Outlook  claims the old S. L. P. received less  than 30,000, or 10 per cent, less than  cast in 1S96.  The street railway company has over  100 men engaged In removing snow and  keeping the road open. Supt. Rannie  and his staff deserve credit for the  way ttiey have endeavored to keep the  cars running.  , "Joe" Watson's time will yet come  for trustee. The way the vote", went  eliowH plainly that at least the people  .of Vancouver do not believe In fieo  .scnunl boohs, I'.vUlcntly II nnwt be a  l>liMMirv to pa> two pilc-e. for boi-ks,  we don i think  "Ci luinbl.i Impi-iatrlx," a poem, wus  publWiid in the S.in KiuncUcn dailies  and Clti/.oii und Country of Toronto  simultaneously in their first Twentieth  CVnturj Issues We invite our ieadevrs  to lead the \oiy able con'.ii but Ion of  our fellow townsman, Mr T. R 1*. Melinite  The 'liOth tentuiy number" (12 pages)  if the S'linilk imcen Star Is to hand  The cu.e., lettei ,ire__s and typogi.iphi-  ci! "oik .no worthy of the highest  pr'iioe .i-i a line- specimen of the "ail  ,)iese,\.iti\e" The people of Princeton -ind .heien'inut should be pioud of  .hen pipei and give it a llbeial suppoit v.'iic'i ento' pi lting publication so  liehb   lle'��el'Ct>  Christ and tbe  roblem  A   LECTURE   BY  Rev. E. H. H. Hblitian  Of Stuart, Iowa,  ���IN  TIIE���  Young Men's Christian Asso. Hall  -OJJ���  I; some ol Ihe human biule*. who  d'lve holies in .his cltj were given the  s-ime feitmcnt as thoj give theli poor  be.isis of buide-i It would soon teach  ihtfni whit the whip means On Wed-  ncst'ij evening a. scoundicl duving a  sleigh with 11 people in it, near the coiner of Hastings and Cambie streets,  was ii'imercifullj l.tjlng on the gad on  a. span of panics struggling with an  over-load, when a passer-by inteifered  and slopped tihe brutal work.  Monday, Janciary 14, i  At 8 o'clock.  Admission  25   Cents.  The People's Independent Church of Vancouver  hold service morning and evening on Sunday the  inst. in Y. M. C. A. hall, when Rev. K. H. II llblnian  preach.  The  ,������ -'   ���'  Opportunity  to make a profitable investment is hero for you to  grasp during our 2<J-dny  all over the house Sale.  Are you going to let it go  by. Npt if you're wise.  You're not, for we make ife  1  pay you to come here.  Remomber, every piece of  goods and every article ex  cept Butterick Patterns.  $  TilE.BEST->t>,  Skilled Labor  it    i* ��� .,  ���'     To Diiponea :���:��� -  ...FRESCRIPTIOMS.v,  Everything .old at reuonabls  price's and guaranteed.  ��EYt10UR,  Thc.Cp-to-dato Druggist,  Corner Bojmour and Hastings  Streets, Vancouver.  The "one ward by liw," we regict to  say, was defeated���foi, 72V, ,ig linst,'JCI  rWaxd one to hear from  Early dosing of ���������xloono nnd ho,els  by-law���for, S23; against, MJ U.ml  one to hear from, wVch will not effect  the reoult.  "Jack" Morion made -.i tine run fot  alderman In Wsird V., which Is ,-i credit  both to hlnvself and his friends  Kelson miners h ne undertaken a crusade to U'-e everj legitimate means to  discourage the employment or the patronizing of Chinese, directlj or indl-  iectl>. They are asking all those -who  believe in making thle a white man's  countij to lend their help in the movement The Nelson men should enlarge  the .scope of their operations so as to  liolude all Asiatics To be true to  then- dwn pilnciples and interests, or-  g_mi//ert labor throughout the province  iniu<-t endorse the action of the Nel-  ,on man, and, if they stand together in  th it-'e I ' " "'iifcoe bii n'lin ft tusn" --'  the niattel, much*0_unn tl- uone to'Uiecu  the inroads of Asiatics  IMr C N. Davidson, the well-known  Coidova stieet Jeweler, in a communi-  cat'oi to the daily piess, says: "It  seems strange that the leception committee should order watches for pie-  scnlat'on to the returning members of  the Tiansvaal Contingent without calling for tenders, as tihe money subsenb-  ed wns from the public. It looks to me  very much like a hole In*the corner  business While on 'the subject of  watches, I will say a few worde about  ���he matches presented to the lacrosse  bo>s .some time ago Every'one that  hab piEised through my handb since Is  much lighter in weight than vvihat vve  weie asked to tender on, thus making  same l'^s valuable."  OURUNT EVENTS���AUL. SOKTS  Results of Over Culture  Roston is now having trouble over  Its school books. Up in Boston one  cin't even throw a fit without bringing down an educational discussion���  New  York il'iess.  Affecting the 'Profession.  This kidnapping scare is a. ���seiious  thrag for ncvvspapei publishers In the  helg.1t ot the lenewal season subscribers aie afraid, !x) send their little bo>s  down to the office with their subscriptions���"Wiuford Guide.  What's In a Name?  It Is tiue Vancouver stole tho name  of our-lslandrbul-at-thai-'uime the ,n-  f.iint required something to start it ln  life, and vve can now be g'enerous  e-ioiish to forgive the lareenj in any  event *wo vviongs do not make one  light ��� V-Ctona. Colonist.  Snuff as an Ann Chair Critic  'Ihe war oflice has decidel that khaki  U ten prominent a coloi. an J is to  ulnpl a gre>i��h fivvn stuff. A new  neiidgi.il is also adopted Invisibility  Houii .eiulnly ue useful, at,times, |,U[  what -������ needed most In Afilca Is a new  ���-tv.e of head���Hobca>geon Independent  Citizen und Countiy, of Toionot. his  ' "i.'prt two pagc6 to its BI/.C     rills *-W-  u; e Hboi paper Is one of the beat and  n,l ndi inted journals published In  .Vrn.-i lii.  and    vve  wl-di    II  continued  lil3PPllt).  Cn,1.8.1 hns'been made a compul^oiy  i'-ct ln the schools of Germany by  .. -erial  decree.   By   the end  of    the  /!���  lent century tihe German people will  ' l all .probaballty be speaking English  The Outlook for ���Decembei, reviewing tlhe vote of the >ate election, says.  "The only party which made a decided  gain ���was" the socialist. The aggregate  vote of the-soclalists thus year was approximately 140,000, or Just fiOW times  Unjustifiable.  \I.m> cmporiHlons do nol allow their  i-ni-lnjc-es lo become members of i.ny  In. il oig.-inl/atlon Suppose their men  should --ay, "We refuse lo allow you  to Join amy emplo>ers' uwioclallon"  Would Ihe employers be Indignant'' No,  thev would only be amused 'And jet  one di mand Is as- unjustifiable as the  othei ���Lardcau Eagle  When to Stop Advertising  iVhei you hive lo hire a pollcem in  to club back your cash customers and  cin'l Wink ot any better wny of treating them. 'When you have made .so  inii.h monej t'hat jou have no use for  2-iy more and can't find any worthy  man or institution that needs anymore.  Al=o, when you haven't anything to  ,'ell worth advertising and haven't the  spunk to handle goods fit to talk about.  Sedro-Woolley Times.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  AiPPRECliATIVJ"*.  IMiior Independent-   In behalf of the  Internstion-il Union of Textile Workers,  it is my pleasure to extend to you our  most hearty thanks for the grcs.it benefits our organisation has derivcu fiom  >our papei and other labor publications  during the past >car.   We fully realise  the fact that the labor organisations of  the  diffcient    trades    throughout   the  ctiun-.ij are vastly benefitted by the Id  bor press, and  that the labor papers  are not patronised by members of. la  bor organisations as they   should  be.  Wishing jour publication the prosperity it deserves, 'and yourself a, happy  New  Year, H am, fraternally  yours,  PRiINCE G'iffiEN'E,  General Secretary-Treasurer.  ���Phejiix, Ala.lrJan. 1, 1901.  ASYIiUil A5FFAIBS.  Editor Independent ..I hear that an  expert is coming from the east to Jook  into the workings of the B., C. hospital  for the in-sane.   *We have got one there  already from "Montreal.   What Is w rong  with him'  Sir,' this time last year a.  commission was appointed by the local  qoveinment to enquire Into the manner  In which tha't  "institution    was being  conducted.      This  commission" visited  ihA i-iiif-p,       -"��� Jt   .nnno����-..-rofr-fl*hed  ......J i.Ue Jiu'.ili'l, u -fcavj^iM-j',-����� nd- iJ-j mu  tiVieir -weary bodies'at the'expense of  the" people. And apparently that is  about all that they did. Sir, <1 hope the  new expert-will do his' duty aiid see  that there is more done' for Justice to  t'he poor -unfortunates incarcerated  there Honor alone should prompfariy  one to see that his fellows aie properly  tiealed I believe that there are those  if the '.rutin were known who nre  wiongfully detained and tormented.  This particular feature of affairs should  iecei\e more than ordinary attention  A. B   K  Vancouver, Jan. 11, 1001.  oaMPiui-soicY (.-jniBrnRAfrioN.  iMir. Hugh H. Lusk, a veteran member  of the New Zealand legislature, has  been giving some very straight,"1 practical advice to the peoile assembled  at the arbitration convention in Ch -  cago, the attitude of President Samuel  Gompers of the Federation of Labor  coming in for especial attention "Mr,  iLusk said in part- "I could have told  the speakers yesterday t'hat nobody  among them knew anything about rom  pulsory arbitration." * 1 heard one of  them declaiming about liberty and  slavery'of the people upon a text that  he did not understand il object to  people coming here and talking to "a  conference that ougrit not to be compelled to l'fiten to eloquence founded  upon ignorance. The tlrst thing 1 observed nn all these speeches was that  the Idei of compulsory arbitration was  an exploded idea Nothing can be more  natural than that false conclusions  .should follow ignorance. I was first  told ti'iat this Idea ot compulsoiy ar-  hl ration was wholly unsuited to America There seems to be a special brand  of frecJom for this country. It is not  our_idiea ot-liberty���th-it every man  ���mould do as he pleases That is what  Mr Gompers calls liberty. We don't  know that kind of libert> in "New Zp.i-  Iind We vv-unt the freedom thai  permits every mnji to do what Is right,  nnd just so long a�� hi- does not' in-  Juie hS neighbor. Mr Gompers maj  ihlnk It dvvairs some men to have compulsoiy arbitration I wish he could  sec _-om�� of the New Zealand people.  They ue not under the thumbs of  bosses. The point where Mr Compels'  Ignoiance co-ncs in Ih tint t'he people  of New Ze-ilnnd would, be the last to  conscit to the removal of any man's  i-unnabli- liberty. The iNevv Zailand  P'-ople sas thnt when theie are- deputes so serious ih.it the-v cannot be  nnilcably settled, then they must be  settlod foinially and legally. We i'i>'  tn emplojeiv. 'You shnll nol pxy Ie.u.s  wages thin this. If jnu don't like It  shut up .vour shop.' We say lo tra-  pIoyotH, 'Viru shall not demi.nd more  wages thin this. If jou don't like It  vvoiik elsewhere.' iMr. Dumpers wants  conciliation. He also wants to go to  war whenever 'he plenses We find ln  our country the people are anxious to  come to a settlement I can't under-  fctnna Mich ideas of liberty, the brand  that permits every man to do as he  like*s I wish Mr Gompbrs had taken  the'trouble to find out what he meant  before he talked  to you." *  ���WIH'AT IS AN HMIMTCKKiAiNT?  The preamble to an act 'passed last  jear by  the British Columbia 'Legisla  ture tikes notice of the fact that the  Rnti-h Jfoith America act gives power  md iiithouty to the provinces to make  Hws in ielation to immlgiation Assuming from this, fijj.s ti'ie Nelson Miner, that the Leglslntuie of this province m..y icgulate immigration into it,  an act wis passed providing that no  person, should be admitted into this  province who did not succcssfull} pass  a certain prescribed education!) test  That te��t requires the immigrant to  write mi: and sign, in tihe characters  of eonie European language, an application to t'he provincial secietary to the  effect of a certain schedule appended  to the act It Is unlawful to admit any  person who cannot pass this test, and  the act .piovules that officers fihall be  appointed to see that any person or  corpoiation transgressing the law 6hall  be punished. The penalty is a fine of  five hundied dollars, or imprisonment  in default. The net came Into force  on the first day of the present month.  The officers under the law have been  appointed, and regulations published  for the better carrying out or Its proi  visions Warning is given that it will  be strictly enforced. We doubt, however, If It w'lll be It Is alsnea, of  course, against Chinese and Japanese.  Under the constitution these cannot be  specially excluded by act of the pro-  vJncIal legislature, and to reach them  it was thou'ght to be c_tpedient to nj*-  "���i. -'(C'vProvisIons  of  the-^"^.*-," r."*,",  ply  ine>^  .--v.--. ^��� ��-ui& law   to'uu  persons ' indiscriminately. But the  high authorities of a province will  learn, lt- they do not -already "know,  that |they cannot -afford to trifle with  the law,-"and if applied to one class of  offenders It moist be applied to all. Individuals may be as partial and discriminating and unreasonaole as they  pleate, but the law cannot "be,,twisted  and turned in order 'to make llsh of  one and flesh of anocner That will  never do. The law as it stands must be  enforced against all transgressors of  It or". against none. To enforce H  against all would ra'lse such a commotion that In a short tline the authorities  at iVictoila would not know whether  they were "standing on their heels or  their heads 'What ls,an immigrant?  I.s any person who comes into the province fiom any point oeyond its boun  daries an Immigrant' The fact thnt the  British North America act recognises  the right of eaoh province to regulate  immigration into it *must be taken m  assume that such io the case A person, therefore, living In the adjoining  territory* of Alberta, and who moves  to British 'Columbia, is an Immigrant,  who comes under the l .ovisions.of.the  act ln q-ue=IIon and Is to govern (hlmr  self according to them. The officers of  the law cannot admit him until he has*  passed the prescribed test, and if he  cannot pa=s it he must submit" to the  IH'naUics or be denied all rlgtts of  citizenship Should the C. p ir company asslt tuch Alberta immigrant to  evade the law, by bilnging him Into  the province, vvit'hout undergoing the  test. It will be liable to a fine'of five  hundreo dnllais To enforce the p.ct It  will be necessarj to station ofllcCis .it  points on the Crow's 'Ne^t and Nelson  and Poit Sheppard railwajs, who'will  require-nH_stiangers-coming Into-tho  piovlnce to write and sign the neres-  siny application. iHow long does anyone suppose .such a crazj law as that  can be upheld''  C   ]>. ft   PENSION BUREIAU.- '  'Dlsputc'lie*. sent out from 'Montre-il  ��eem 'o Indicate that a movement Is  on foot for the C. l\ II to establish a  pension buieiu for Its employees.  Such steps ha*ve lately been tnken by  the ronnsylvan'Ia lallvvny system, so  that all employers seventy jeurs of age  or over. w|]| be retired on a seivlce pension, bised on length of .service In the  cornpanj and amount of'enliry received 'Under the new system 700 employe-en of the Pennsylvania company will  lelire on January IM, and In consequence 700 younger m6n will be nd^  viincc'd and 700 new men will find em-  ploj'jnent with t'he big American railway systehi. This plan hns not yet  been adopted by the C. P. ill., but there  ha4 been a notification Issued to the*  chiefs of the various departments ��f  the decision of the management to establish a staff record based on the official career of each employee In  short lt Is a biography of the staff.  Promotion and Increases of salary.will  be kept of the stuff '.indi governed *��y  met lt only. General iManager McNlr-oll  also,announces his Intention of establishing schools for teaching shorthan'd  and telegraphy, eo that Juniors ln the  co'mjunj's employ can qualify themselves for promotion ���Port "William  Journal,  170 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  i��� M..BEATTIE,  'Real Estate and General  Auctioneer.  Ofllee nnd FiiIc-h Iloora, 167 Cordova  bireet, Vnncouvcr, B. C.   'Phono HA..  __**��� Farm"Slock and Land n specialty'  A. ML TYSON,  WHOLESALE AND BETAIL DEALER IN  Fish, Game, Fruit, and  vegetables.  112 Cordova St.  'Phone 442  NOTICED  We are again offering a Bcholar��h!_��  frco for tuition and books to the student  of Publio Schools of Vancouver posatas  into the High School at tho coming examination with the highest marks in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Composition and Arithmetic.  For conditions apply to the Principal*  of tho Schools or the undersigned.  Tlie II.B. A.Vogel Oommcreiai College  P.  O.  Box 3*7. Vancouver, B.  C.  A recent cougb. or'cold that "BIG  4.COUGH CURE" will not cure is not  worth curing'.'  l.-~ ; i^ySJmcaits^ ..,  Cigar md Tobacco Store  ** *    -_r     -.1     K._.     H*    '-l       i'l C    i'l        -tl .  1A-I    ���_'   '**"���      r'OC   if)  46 CORB50VA STREET*  '��� Fe make a specialty of Uniou-made Cigars and  Tobaccos, ��� consequently- *we always give good satisfaction.   Your patronage solicited/'   -  ^HEATKE ROYAL  I     - .    (LATX AEIIAMBU.)    -.)-���    -  W. II. Ltxus, Thos. Sharp....Managerj  Next Attraction  ���* - r     i   m. *  will be   -  '    (lrr,*'��*',�� -���) ***        <  Announced  Here  :��� v m 1   . * .*���  Shortly.  :^ ��� r'i  L    m '>  i -,k-  ��AVOr, THEATRE,  ( Saij NyaBiTT" ,*_.   . .*;:     Mapagcr.    *  5--NEW STARS THIS WEEK-5  Evena' and 'IDeveeH,  Wood-war' and* Stanley-,  Agnen  Freed, *     '   .  *    j.i -  And all the old Fa\ontcs. together withantrong  Farce Comedy, entitlcd-  "ODDS   AND  ENDS,"  by tho Full Company in the Caste  Look out for next week's attractions.  THERE IS  of Fite or Injury to  Health when you use  the  lectric  The- price is now  such- that, almost: everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used.r i Apply at Of-,  fice of j- t! ','    ',.,  Cor. CanaEantJ Hastings  Streets.  Hotels.  '.tr  The-  ?J'fr>i'i.r'll'&.Yl,<  ���  Having tho Only.Up-to-Pate Grill Boom  in B. C. which ln itself is a guaransoe  ol a First-lass Uolel andRestauritlf.1.*'  Seymour Strecet,  Arlinoton  ' vJTi. -'    -i,        -.   ���  Cordova St. West.  %        - - >' t,i->- ���^. -.  Headquartors for the engineering trade  ,    -   - -, r ;'i ���in_Vancon>er. -  6hoicest"-^>,- -���'  Liquors and Cigars  J *'    First-class rooms from M cents up. j   t""  ROBT. HUNTLY,   -   -   PROPf  "Trr-  O  . MAKES k. sritCIALTY or .  "Bbhui'S  -IJ.K0E STOCK OF���  IMPORTJSD AND B0.MK8TIC  Cigars  R. B. Mulligan & Co., Props.  C0RNHE COBDOVA AKD CaBRALL.  WE CARRV_^>  tho finest line of Ga-  nong Bros., Battgor &  Co., London, and Stewart & Young, Glasgow;  Christmas Specialties  in Confectionery and  Chocolate, Etc_  'XMAS CAKES ,  of the very best quality,  35c, ^Op .and 50c per.lb.  MONTREAL13AKERY -  606 Wcstiniutor Avenue. '  ��� it,   , '  *,  Wh/db'Vou'coofth *W_e��:��BtG4  COUGH GDRC" wiB cttfe yu.  " ~1T  *"aAT"0*R*DA"Y.  ...JANUARTIS, "WM  THEINDEPENMOT.*  Tbe nit for classified advertisements la  CM cent a word, but no ad. will be inserted for less than 25 cents.  Union Directory.  VANCOUVER TRADES AND "LABOR  Codncl), President, Jos.   Dixon;   vice-  preddeitt, J. M6rton;'secretary, J.-.C.  ritorsnall, P.tO. Box IM;- financial a��-  ��� r**t��ry, F. 'Williams; treaauror,*J.'Pearey:  'Statistician, W. Davis; sergearnt-at-arms,  . J*. Dodd. Parliamentary comrolttea-Cbair-  >nan'/'John Pearey; secretary,- J.- Morton.  :ifc��tlnc-Flrst and third Friday ln each  ��� menth, at 7.30 p. m., In Union Hall, comer  ' Duiutnulr and Ilomtr streets.  VANCOU'n.TYPOOltAPHICAL UNION.  < No 2M meet tho ln��l Bunday In'each  -month at  Union  hull.  President. C. <B.  Can��*lMll: vico-prenldcnt,,. 11.. Uutkle:  . socrotnry, 6. J. Oothard, P.'O.'boit. 6��;  trcasuror, W. Brand; screonnt-at-urms,  . AndrOw stuiirt; executive committee, K.  U "Woodruif, Robt Todd.-J.Il. Browno.  N.^ William"; deleKiitcs to Trades niul  ll_al��r council, J. C. Marehall, Root. Todd  W.- B. llughw. ������'���"  CIVIC ELECTIONS.  i  BTRBET' RAILWAY MDN'8 UNION-  Meots second and fourth Saturday of  each month, in Sutherland Hall, corner  Westminster avenue and Hastings street  at 8 p. m. President, Robert Brunt; vice-  president, H. Vunderwarke; secretary, H.  O. Thomas; treasurer, J. Jenklnson; conducted A. Russell; warden, O. F. Len-  tfesty; sentinel, John Paxman; (delegates  lo Trades and Lalbor council: John Peary,  ���H. O. Tliomas, Prince Perry, Jas. Barton,  Geo. Lenfeaty.  RETAIL OLBRKS' INTERNATIONAL  Protective Association. Local-No. 279.  Past president, G. B. Kerfoot; president,  P. A. Mcaeher; first vice president, T.  A.-Phillips; second vice president, Miss  Maggie Clark; recording secretary, XV. 3.  ���Orr, No. 2023 Westminster avenue; financial  secretary,  N. J.  White;  treasurer,  -John Peters, guardian, P, Parent; guide,  U'ss A. O. Verge-; Trades and La'bor Coun-  ��� dl delegates, P. A. Meagher, John Peters,  and E   V. C. Johnson. Meets every first  vand   third   Tuesday   ln   Sutherland  hall,  'Wcstmlnstor avenue.  INTERNATIONAL BRICKLAYERS  and Musons* Union, No. 1, of B. C���President, Jas. Jeffrey; vice-president, Win.  Barker; corresponding secretary, 'T. A.  Harmon; financial secretary, Wm. Talte;  tyler, Wm. Branlga. Meets every Monday  ���evening ln Union hall.      '  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS,and Joiners���Meets every sec-  ���ond and fourth Thursday'In -Union Hall,  fodro'-No.-*.' President, Wm. F. McKenzie,  ���487 Ninth avenue; vice-president, Hugh  Wilson; secretary, A. E,,Coffin, 730 Nelson Street: fuianclal decretory, W. Fal-  ���cencrj ticasurer, Geo. Walker; conductor,  Benj. Carrol; warden, Jos'Dixon; delegates'to T. and L. council, Jos..Dlxon^  Robf. Macpherson, H. Wilson.  "V     ', -'  A small vote was polled on/Kiurp-  day.. The figures obtained so iur as we  go to' press are sufllclen:"1 for ilnj ir T.  Oi Townely's election as Mayor for 1901.  With.ward one to licar from, they are:  Towriley, .1,178; Mr.' Jas. McQueen, 720,  ; Although no olllcial. declaration, has  yet'been mode, the returna slvcn' will  show thnt the new Council ;\ylll. *ie com.,  posed or Messirt.ll^, firnnt aud.il. J.  Painter (iW'aril il); T..'*���', Neelnnds ni^il  E^Couk OWurd'i'l); 'wl J,'McOi'.S''**  andYD. .McIMi'iMen (WnirJ, III); C. 1*.  Port-man i-nd'iW.'.S,' Mcboiialil (Ward  TV); fW. iH.';'AVoodi Jr.-.'; and .li. limner  cwiAiran'V).' ���.'������"        ..���'���.   ?*"������?'*  ,FV��r oti'.iocl- truHtce*s,,,IM(__srs, T. Duke,  W..J: AleClulffan"-and C. W. Murray received t'hj lils'hcst-vote, Irrespective of  Ward 1, ��n,l I.Me.����!M II II I.nyiflcld  and G. ilJnrtley received the majority  of vottw for Ihe pniltion of Licence  ���Commlh'lonern.  THACH THE CHILD.'.     ,  ":������"�����," ''..",  . No matter liow "tiny the child, how  unaiilful Us fingers, how common or  valueless hia .working1 materials,', theje  facts S'.ould never- be permitted to  dwell In his remembrance. (From the  very iK-xInning be should, be Impressed  with the idea that, he is.neither too  _.mall nor too untaught to be* capable of  good wonk���that nobhlng is too cheap or  too common? to be glorllled by cheerful  endeavor.-^lDeslgneriY   -       *  INDUSTRIAL NEWS.  The "Peopled Co-operative ���Sodlety,  limited, ha-, been organized and Is doing  a retail business In Calgary, and Is applying Ibr incorporation.  r\V J Kit-few ood ami J. J. Caulfleld,  two leading- tr.idi- nnionlst-s of Green-  woo, IJ C , nit- standing for election us,  aldenncn   in   that   glutting  town.  RE9PJ9CT TJ1E.MOTHICR.  iMark'the young mun who Is coarse  nnd dlm-speclful to hid mother.? No  i-oireatt- pathway van Ih- herou'lio shall  FUOlaln to hlni ihe le'I itlon.-i of wife.  Not thi happiest will he thu lot of thoae  who shall., conic to lie his- children.  iNot to bu 'envied*Ik the nelKhborhood  ever In which lie miiat be reckoned as  a1 chl-sen. It does not matter what the,  mental s!n:u3 cf '.hat mother Ih, how  old, how lienl, how decicpli, the inaii  lei whom nhn Is mother owes ik) her  pentlene-t'S kindness, tenderness and  Kuniltnesd, klndncri-., lendeiness and  did ths children, by means of superior  ndvantiiKe-i pass her In the race? iBut  think of her toll nnd trhl, her devo-  tio-i .ml denial, her mluili vind her  ye-im lhat she save thit the children  mlyht d-j-ilve the benrtlt Think of hei  sntrtflce, no wondei If she fell behind,  with her heart in her home, in, the  bud-, thut weie hers. Theie lb no rank,  no -station, no consideration that may  exempt a manlj unan fiom a Und re-  gaid  to-  hlb mother.  prices llfl p^r cent., absorbed all the  big factories, k**id-drove Jobbers by the  soore out of buk'ness.  The news from Baltimore is that  plans for the combine tion of the Inde  pendent telephone companies of the  United States are rapidly nearlngr completion and details will bv announced  shortly. An agreement has been practically reached.  -The government assay '.nice at Seattle received lMi.VJUAl ounces ��t gold  durlnif 1900, valued at tiifi3g,TiSJS. Of  thin amount ��16,M6,437.0S came JrOm  Klondike*, ��1,291.730.40 from Alaska,  WC7,t>25.47 from British Columbia und  JIS.1.S.SJ.17 from rWnshliiBton and other  Hlutem.  The Western Central I^ibor Union of  Svstile hni .passed j n-ooluilon to de-  imiinil of con��rt-ss the- ennrtment of  Iii��h 'that will absolutely prohibit the  admission to the Unlied Staites or the  coolie claiKiea ot laborers of China and  Jap in, al��o thai means be taken to re-  ino\e those- who-are Illegally here.  The Laboi paity of Xinalmo ha%e  dcciiileJ to turn the Herald Into a dally.  This will ho the fiist -Libor daily in  Canada  -An idea ot the extent of the piano  business of Toronto, Ont., may be  Sithere"! fiom the tact that the two  locals hive a meinbeiship of 305.  The rlUe printeis ot Ottawa, Ont.  have oiganUed -a'union and received  a charter from the intei national body.  This is the onl> union of the kind In  Canada.  THE PACIFIC COAST SHINGLE  WEAVERS*.'UNION, tneefs every third  ���Sunday in each month at 3 p. m. ln Union Hall, corner Dunsmuir aiid'Homer  street, R. J. ,Neary, president; *-R.'-.B:  Howe,-secretary, box 757,* New WestMln-'  ��ter.^Vl��lting brethren invited to attend.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OK  MACHINISTS���Beaver Lod��0,'"N6.-18t-  Me?t"s second and fourth Wednesday la  "Cocfi month In Union Hall. Vice-prosi-  -deiu, Thos. Littler; correerpondins sacre-  tary^Wm. Beens, 623 Richards Street,  llnajicial secretary, H. McVety, 1211 Bey-  inour,etreet.  JOUaN'*f_(yiM'R*N_.TATT'>>R*|-(i UNION OF  XjSMnCA, No. 178-Kcets alternate,  ���Mondays in room 1, Union Hall. Presi-  *nt,r F. WilliaioB; vloe-ilisWldent,- Miss  Barker; recording secretary, H.' BurrKt;  Unsocial secretary, Miss McLennan; trea-  ���Burerr E. Ncllson; sergeant-at-arms.-'J.  DaCust.  On 'Monday, at Toronto, a by-law was  pa'ssed*-by the electors -appiovlng the  principle of public ownership by a vote  of 13,598 to C488 The purchase by the  city of tho gas plant was the issue.  Julius iMuller, a. brewer at Greenwood, B C, has been granted ithe use  or the label for his beer,-by the Brewers' Union, of Spokane, "Wash Mr.  Miuller w-as ono of^he^old-tlme unionists of that city. --    )  lA't the meeting of the (Bricklayers'  union last Monday night, the following  new oflicsr.s were elected!, Preeidentr  John Soott; \ ice-president, Frank  Bljck, financial secretary, James Jeff'  rey;  lecoi-dlng secietjiry, Robt. Tiot-  UNION" BAKERS  iW. D. Muir, Mount Pleasant.  Deckert & Tletze, Mount Pleasant.  Montreal Bakery, Westminster ave.  John Wilkinson, Hastings stieet E.  W. D. Kent, cor. Carrall and Hastings streets.  Royal Cafe, Cordova street.  J. Oben, Hastings street XV  XV. E Minchin, Granville street.  T. Barnwell, Granville 6treet.  Lai gen'& Tupper, -Granville street.  VICTORIA*. TRADES ANiD-'IdtoOB,  "* Council- meets every alternate Wednesday'at "*8 p~m. in Sir William-Wallace  !ia_!. President, W. M. Wilson; vice-presl-  - dent, Jas. Togs; corresponding secretary,  J. D. HoNlven, P. o. box 302, Victoria;  recording, and financial secretary, A. S.  "Btaery; Treasurer,-v A. .Hay; sergeant-  -at-armB, T. Masters. C,    j*r  THE VANCOUVER LABOR"wPARTY  < meets every Bfcond and fourth Wednesday ln each month in Union.-Halli President, Geo. Wilby; first vice-president,  ���George Bartley: rsccond vice-president,5 P.  Atkinson; recording' secretary, John Morton; financial secretary, John Pearey;  treasurer, J. A. Dlbden; statistician, Geo.  Hub*.    '  - CIGARMAKERS''  UNION,     NO ,. SSI.���  Meets the first Tuesday ln each month  In Union hall. President, P. R. TRevero;  vice-president,   P.   Waxstock;   secretary,  ��� <_.. Thomas, Jr, H8 Cordova street west;  treasurer, 6. W. Johnson; - sergeant-at-  arnis, C. Parsons; delegates to Trades and  Labor Council, J. Crow, C. C. Copeland,  D. Morrlssy.    *  'The Rossland Tailors' Union have  eleoted ofllcei s for the ensuing term as  follow*, President, IA. (Fairclough;  vice-president, M. E. Myhre; secretary,  John 'Dewne, treasurer, A. J. Long.  [Trade   at   present   Is ireported fairly  200ll.  Toronto members of'the I. T U. are  agitating f��r tiie appointment cf an interna tion il statistician, or the appointing of some oQlcer whose duty it will  be t!o report peitlodically the price" paid  to labor In the various contemporary  eltles and uwns on the continent.  At Calgarv a tiades council lias been,  stai ted So far there are but three organisations that compose it, .namely,-  Carmen Machinists and 'Biidgemen  There 'ia material at hand for a few  unions, the carpenetrs, woodworkeis  anil>hainess makers.'for Instance.  "VANCOUVER  FTSHEMMEN'S  UNION.  No   2    Meo's   ln   Lalbor   Hall,   Homer  street, every first and third Saturday in  ���each month at 8 p. m, Alex Bruce, presl-  dent;*Mr. Cadoy, secretary..    --"  *   '"   L  The stage employees of this city have  organized a ^unlon,-'and-taken out a  charter fiom^the (National Alliance of  Theatrical Stage'Employces Tne officers elected are -President, W. McKenzie, \lte-president, Geo. Williams  secietaij-treaeuiei,- Mr Barr, sei-  geant-at-arms, (W Teddy. **  UiNION CHJAR FACTORIES.  FollowtlnB Is a Bst of the Union oi-  gar factories In British Oolumtlia wttio  use the blue lalbel:  XV. Tietjen. m. l-Dlvlsl|oti No. 38,  va,iieouver.  Kurtz & Co. Nlo. a���DlvWton N?o. 88,  Vanoouver.  Inland CHgar iBanufatoturing' Ooto-  pany, No. 3���^Division No. 88, Kolmloops.  iB. WiilJyerg & CJo'.'No. t���Dlvteton Nto.  38, New Westminster.  T. Wloxsltiojcik, tNo. 6���Dl\*ision No. 38,  Vancouver. )" *   -     '   '  Keloiwnai ��hlnpe** vUnIoir Company,  No. 8���Dlvtolon No. 38, Ketowna,  iWrtislht Bros, No.' 9���Dlvtlsilon No. 38,  Rtosislaiid.      '    -"---*���-" .-"   '  Kootenay Olgtar MianuOaoturing Oom-  Tlany, No. 10���Drviislon No. 38, Neteon.  _, ilIolis-& JoSn3Gnr NO, 2=^vislon No.  37, Vdctoiiia. "   "^   " M   Bhtrtley, No, B--DilvaslIon NV>. 37,  Victoria. - '  daland Cigar FaicWory, S. Norman, No.  6���Divilslon No."S7, Vidtoria.  *- (ProWnoe Gagar Co., No. 7���DlvisJon  No   37, Victoria.  l_V. Sdhnoteir & Sons, No. 8���Division  No   37, Vlctorta.  P. GaMe, No. 9���Division No. 37, Nana tavo.  J Lery, Nlo. U-iDlvtslon No. 37, Victoria.  M. J. Booth, No. 14���Dlvftelon No. 37,  Nanalmo.  C. G Bedmsen���Division No. 37, Victoria.  iMrs S: Justin He-alc says that tfhe  h-.is 400 sonant girls of New York en-  iolle��li for oiganl/ntron In hei proposed  union, nnd that Mrs. >F. M Rone, who  is an emplojei, has consented to act  as secretar}-treasurer. iFor obvious  leatons .none of tne working women  will be foi the present made ton.sp'e-  tious as an olllcer.  -��> 1  The Favorite Smoke  Union men smoke the Earl of Minto Cigar.  Why? Because it is Union Made.  *** 1  Turner, Beeton ���� Co.  Wholesale Asentn  VANCOUVER, VICTORIA, NKCtSON, B. C  Amiilgam.ited Soelety ot Engineers,  of New Yoik, Is pUnnlng a dinner In  honor of Pete Cuiran, British fnlenral  dele-wite to the'A F. of L, before bis  return to England Cunan is now  maWlng a successful learning tour of  leading cities in the interest of the hb-  clal demoeratlc party He has made"  hosts of f 1 lends ip.Ameiica  Cupenteis' union. No 32,-of New  York, has establislied a tool-insurance  agency for enrperaters w ho have b'een  out of work, and ha\e had to sell their  tooW 33y paying a certain amount of  dues as subscriptions, the "beneficial les  ore to be supplied with tools by the  union, to be paid tor on the installment  plan, the pajmentsljelng very small".  Cerro Gordlo Union of the Western  Federation of Miners has called a  strike of the emplo>eos of the Longfellow ami Nohpariel mines at Big Oak  Flat, Cal The unKin clalm6 the management cut the pay of the employees  Last May an agreement ^etween the  management and the union was enter-  id Into that the'waies of the miners  would be $3 and the muckeis $2 50,'  1VO. B03C 206.  'PIIOXE 179.  w. j. McMillan & co.  Wholesale Grocers and Provision Merchants.  Royal Seal, Lord Nelson,  Enchantress Cigars.  UNION  MADE  Corner Alexander Street and Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, U, C,  The'board of management of the Alexandra Orphanage will hold am Investigation as to the mannei In which  that institution Is conducted, and the'  way the childien are treated, next  Thuisday, Jan'17, at 8 o'clock p m , to  the council chamber, City ihall Westminster avenue. As the meeting will  be public, persons who have any evidence to ofEer, pro 01 con, thouM make  '�� tat'r t>ijs_acge��t3 itt*_*y&- .. r-^n-*.^  With a match machine 300 ghls win  tuin out as many matches as S,000 men  could foimerly do.  , The National .Building Trades Council  will hold its annual convention In Cincinnati, January 14th,  A new woolen mill will be erected at  Marysvllle, Cal, and will be In operation about April" next  The preacher* at ' IMarshalltoun,  Iowa,,1ia\e stiuck against a reduction  of the fee paid tor seimons delivered at  the Soldleis' Home near that place  For years thorneceivcd fiom $"; to ?S  per sermon, but quit'on reoelwng word  that the State had i educed "the remuneration to,'$3 The clergymen oughl  to have "accepted thlis reduction and  started a Ministei's Piotective Fiater-  nlty, for it's leal wicked to strike' An  exchange wants to know whether tnis  Itin't a kind ot bojeott on hea\en, and  a=ks what will become of the old eol-  d'ers It certainly is, a -unique laboi  disturbance, and affoids food foi reflection  BROTHEmHOOD'OE. PAINTERS - AND  ' DECORATORS. Local Union No. 138 ���  Meetings firs and third Tuesdays In labor Hall. -Pereeptor, H' Judsbn; president,  W.^Davlsj-'vlce president,-B. Tipper; re-  -cording secretary, E Tomkjns, 626 Pender,  street; financial secretary, B. Cross, 3002  ^Uebec 'street^ conductor,'A. 'J. Sloan;  ���warden, C. H. Plnder; trustees, C. Sor-  *t, W.-Stoney,-W. Baker. :k      '" "  '  JOURNEYMI3N BAKDRS' INTERNATIONAL union of Vancouver, meets first  and third Saturdays of the month in Union "hall, Homer street. President, W.  Webster; vice president, H. Rollands; fin.  sec, C. J. Salter, 413 Powell street; cor.  sec , A Coombs. Address soc��� F. Barnes.  Dele��atea~to the'Trades and Labor coun-.  ell, C. J   Salter nnd H. Walker,'     ;"'   '.  SIHPCARPHNTEfRfl AND CAliKLBRS  Association 'meets tho first and third  Wi>diieAday ln each month in Union hall  Clifford Angus, president; Gcorgo Smith,  vice president: Wrrt. McCormauk, ���\Icc-  prcsldent, J. O Garvin, secretary; Fred  McAlplne, treasurer, Levi Wheaten, scr-  ceiint-nt-arms.  The Cigm makers of the iVallene Cigar eonipanj, of Lonbon, Ont, are on  stitke. They weie asked to make a  Utiger brand of - cigars 1 for, $1 less a  th'ousand than they had been working  for -.The cigarmakers decided that th��  extia woi.k was woith one dollar more  for the thousand than the smaller  brand. .  Meetings.  F. O. E-VAiNOOUVBiR AERIE NO. 6,  F. O 11., meets every Wednesday night,  . and second Wednesday only of the months  of July, August and September. Visiting  members welcome. H. W. Findleyi W. P.,  Provinco olllce, S. R. Robb, W. B���  World odlcn.   .  The Wlnn'peg Trades and Laboi  Coundll hns elected oilicers foi the ensuing term as follows- iPresldent, T  Ohlng. viee-piesldc'nt, i.\- G. Broach;  seci-etarj-tronsuicr, A M Gossel, coi-  re��pondlng_=ecretary, _A '.G.-Cawlej',  statistician, Ed Betsworth, ji , warden, H Albert, auditors, C Becklng-  ham A. W Jtohns, T R. Shantz Secietaij White, who ha�� held thai oinee  3lnce  1S94.  has  i-etlred._  -Bpnln Is threatened with a strike of  schoolmistcrs, some of whom, it Is  .said, retelve a salarj of only $15 pei  J eai. ���  'Will "laboi e\er realise its political  powei'" aaks an exchange. It realizes  Us powei, the question is, will It util-  Ue It'  It used to ^ake a qiulck woikei to  ��ew six pairs of shoes a day Now one  nun will tow 1,000 paiis a dnj with a  niach ne.  iFtoimerly it reguiral a good workman to gin five pounds ot cotton per  day Now- two men wllh a machine  tuin out 4,000 pounds.  Secietary l.on,; has oi-deied an in\es-  tigation of the quality of Douglas fir,  of which the state of Washington produces great quantities, witih the a lew  of ha\lng it used toi sheathing battleships built on the Paclllc coast, instead of yellow pine The specifications for the new battleships lequne  jellow pine sheathing Secretary  Long's attention has been called to the  quality of fir In Washington, andi its  adaptabll'tv as a substilute for yellow  pine If the investigation tests prove  satisfactoi\ a new market will be created ��01 tin-- nnmnificent timber almost  en tlle- spot o/jits production    , (  ART, MWAL Al  SCIENTIFIC.  French parliament passed amneslj  bill exempting all nersom, Implicated  In strikes, public distuibances and the  celebrated Dreyfus case.  I. O O. F., M. U.-LOYA-O THINflBl B*OR  EVER lodge, No. 78*8; nuteta every second and fourth-Tuesday 4n the month In  the hall, over Harvey's store, corner of  Hastings' atraet and -.Wtortihlnatcr :ave-'  nuo, Vancouver; oojournmc brethren cordially Invited. F.tBtac*. N.* G.; R.PW.  Partridge, oocretary.  auspl.ces of the People's Independent  Church. Services at 11 a. m.and 7.301  p. m  1A. committee bus been appointed by  the, Winnipeg Tiades and Labor Council Ui\investisatc alleged violations of  the ���fair wnge .--c'lediule on tho St Andrews iRaplds contract. The work at  the laplds has been brought to almost  afstandstill, i A number of men who  had. be-on at w"ork In-October and November have been ��� paid considerably  lens wiigen than they weie entitled tn  under the fair wage clause of the contract.  Queen Helone, of Italy, Is said to be  a l.idical and insists upon the appointment ot workingmen to important governmental  positions.  Able lawyers claim that the lecent  decision ot the supreme court of New  York In the Ice tru-st case ciaves the  way to declare the anti-trust law of  that state unconstitutional.  1I11 11 Utter received by the president  of the Winnipeg ibnbur , party from  ���Rev, Tl G. .Mt-Beth, ot tWls city, he  says: "Tlle Mongolian o,ucslilon is the  chief problem In, the Industrial world.  I have been studying lt-a good-deal,  qnd getting opinions formed on the  subject by deawees, but ItMs .too.tlm-  jiprtaiit-a-question-to rush'at blindly^  ���The problem must be sojvod, liowever,  .and soon "   The Voice ��d,ir ' Mr. MC'  To-morrow (Sunday) iRev.. E. iH. H,,  Ilolman will preachrrmornlng^jjidj;ew<n-  Ing In tihe Y. M.'C. A.** hall,'"under the-tBetih has the workingma-'i church of  ���Vancouver, often having 500 men "at  church- at n'%ht. He states that the ono  thing they dislike is hypocrisy  , iDathers ot New York won their light  for Increased wages An attempt will  now be made to thoroughly organize  the crait In eastern cities.  (.Much is being said Just now ubout  Ellison's plan, for utilizing all oncrgj  stored in.coal, and It is claimed tnat  his Invention will bring about an economic revolution in all industries.  lit may not be generally known, but  It appeaia.to be a;*ac"t that Denmark  is. the best ortjanbred country in the  world 'Recent statistics slhow that 76 7  per cent, of t'he women are trade unionists. x    ��� - i    1  UfNeW York dally paper,-in treating  t'he subject at length, snows that the  American   tobacco   trust   has raised  The annual meeting of the Art, Historical &. Scientific Association was.hold  In'that organisation's rooms on Granville  Street on the Tuesday afternoon, with  Dr  Selivjn In the chair.  The Secretary's and Treasurer's reports  were submitted and adopted as read, tho  former being given in full as under  The  financial statement was satisfactory.  '   ELECTION OF OFFICERS.  The noxt order of business was the election of ofllcers which resulted as foi  lows:  Hon  President���Dr  Selwjn  President���Rev    L   Norman Tuckei   '  First Vice-President���Mr.     J   C     Mc-  Lagan.  Second     Vice-President���Hon      Consul  Shimizu.  Secretary���Mr. ir J Do Forrest.  Treasurer���Miss Jt  M. Fraser  Committee���-Mesdamcs Mellon. Bnntzcn.  Whitehead,  Danlleld, Mr. E   Bloomfield,  Mr. A. It   Thomas, Mrs  A   O  Campbell.  Mrs   Pybus,   Miss Selwyn.   Rev.   K.   D.  McLaren, Capt. Mellon. Aid. McQueen,  In accepting tho Presidency for Mnl,  Rev. L N. Tucker, whllo grat��ful for  tho honor extended hlni, could have wished that somo other gentleman had been  offertd the post, particularly mentioning  "DT. Hftrriaon However, the reverend gentlemen ����iurod tha mooting that It might  depend on blm to do all ln his power to  further the hest Interests of the Association.  On motion lt was ' decided to again  ofttllato the Society,with the Womens'  Council and the following delegates were  ���ppointod: Mrs. Mellon, Mrs Buntzen  and Mrs. Whitehead        .,        1   .  Qn the motion of Dr. Selwyn, seconded  by Professor Odium it was decided not  to tako any further steps re transferring  tho museum nnd the Association's property, to tho City till after tho-election ot  the ne��t Council.     .   .  Tho following gentlemen were appointed  a Press Committee: Messrs. E. Bloomfleld  and H. J. DeForrest  During the election of ofllcers tho question of accepting votes made by proxy  ���was oonsl4er��d but it was decided to only  allow those actually ln attendance to lake  part ln the appointments.  SECRETARY'S REPORT.  The Secretary's report'read as, follows:  In the matter of progresslveness the Association can fairly well take credit for  the strides, it has made during the past  year In Its sphere of usefulnebs ' and like  the preceding year, the funds of tho Society havo been equal to the economical  demands made upon it We now have a  membership of 57.  ���During the jear there have been nine  meetings of tho General Committee and*  seven public meetings consisting chiefly  of lectures, etc , which would undoubtedly  receive greater numerical support If our  rooms were more centrally located These  wero as follows  Januarj 22nd���An attractive musical  programme opened the course for the season.  February 19th���An address by tho Rev  E. D McLaren���"Scotland's Contribution  to the Literature of the World."  March 13th���"The Ethics of Patriotism",  by Jills Lordship B.shop Dart of Neiw  Westminster.  'April 10th���"Newfoundland" illustrated  with lantern views, by the Rev. Mr Antle  May ��th��� The Men of oho Mayflower,"  by the Rev  Mr  Balnton  November 13th���"General Gordon," by  the Rev. R  G MadBeth  -  December 11th��� "An Hour with Cowper"  by the Rev L Norman Tucker, all of  which were most Interesting and instructive.  , In the matter of donations 'we have  boen the fortunate recipients of'the foi-  lowing:  1 January-.25th���(Minerals by Professor  .Odium.  ,  ' March _8rd-CIsss and hinges by Thos.  DUnh & Co , Vancouver Hardware Co ,  and Johnson & McPhaJl ,  April 26th���PhilIppIne,Lslnnd canoe with  all'lts fteldng paraphernalia, presented by  Captain Pybus of the steamship Tartar.  1t)i"in'S"'8an?<_ difte"U"lirge"sto'nff'liiurfhier  and an Australian boomerang were pre  sentcd by Professor E Odium.  -May 33rd���Flax cloth a product of the  Philippine  Islands by  Captain   Pjbus  On tlie same date a copv ot the "London Sun," of Jane 28th, 1838. printed in  gold! in commemoration of the coronation  of Hor Gracious M.ajestj the Queen Also  a cane made from the blade of ,1 sword  fish |n 1S12 presented by JIrs  Machln  September ISth���Snake skin, presented  by Mr. H   Harding  October 25th���160 Botanical specimens  collected in the Province of Riltlsh Columbia and presented bv Mr J R Henry  and the members of his Botanj Class  ��� December 6th���Coral from FIJI b> Miss  M   M  Fraser.  December 27th���A beautiful .specimen of  mineral from the ' Tread well Mines," bv  Captain Mellon ,,  We wore also promised over .a jear ago,  a donation of duplicated specimens by the  Provincial Government  An extensive nnd varied collection of  dried ferns collected in England by the  Secretary, iH.'J. De Torres! and by'hlm  suitably- mounted, the expenso of tho  frames only being borne by the Society,  now He stacked ln our mu-seum and for  the want of proper accommodation ennnot  be exposed to viow  Tho property of tlie Association has'al-  so been materially added to by the purchase of a valuable collection of Japanese  sword hilts, which must also remain 111  comparative obscurity for the want of ex.  lilbltlng space  The Society has also acquired four new  show- cases during the jear which are  already fully occupied  As a body, the Soclctj might easllv be  accused of want of npprcclntlon of pub  lie service If it faiK-d In itb customaiy  expression of gratitude to the CHy Council for the continuance of their annual  grant of WK)  The same expression might fittingly  apph to tho three Cltj newspapers which  'have given liberal publicity to our notices  and proceedings  The financial statement as presented by  the Treasurer Is very satisfactorv, showing a balance to the good of somo ��115  Various selv-mes have been mootPd  whereby the possessions of the Society  may be located in a place that will be  more accessible to tho public but so far  no definite, conclusion has been arrived  at  Tkls Is a matter that might engage the  serious consideration of this annum meeting.  In closing tho lllh century the Assoc!  atlon may be permitted to recall the fact  that_it h-Js_siirvlved_a_perlod_of_sonie  seven vears of up-hill but not unsuccessful work It enters on the Twentieth Century, full of hope tliat It may bo ablo to  avail Itself of tho Increasing opportunities presented by our growing City and  Province  Respectfully submltteel, *'  H J  De FORREST,  Secretary  IH HffiH  SuM>ly   '���������  ,    From Their Nanaimo."SouthCiild and  Protection Island Collieries,  Steam, <Gas  and  House ���6al  Of the Following Grades:  ��  Double Screened Lump,    "  Run of the Mine,  Waohed Nut and!  *    Scraenloga.  SAMUEL M. ROBINS, Superintendent  /   t '  *   EVAKS, COLEMAN & EVANS, Agents!  ' Vancouver City, B. C.  t|iu.,.^V..|,_  ,(W.,I..>U,! _i���  Y??Y��;p_AtriFicy  PACIflC  World's  Scenic  Route  *<i  11  < j  LOWEST RATES.  BEST SERVICE.  Hardie &, Thompson  Marine and Gcncrnl   ,, -ia  Consulting Dfedianieal Engineers  520 Coudova 8r. W., Vxncccvkii, II. C. Tbl. "0  Fulcnteca nml de-dirm-ri- ol the Ifnnlfc-  ThnnipiHin wilier tulm iHilier, now high  fpecd ruierxintr i-nKincH, ami Hpeoiil  maehlner) lu light nemlonn for minui.  Paorauiiu Desigvkii.  Evnmis Imucathd and  Adjdhtkii.  Bole agent, ln n. C. nnd X W. Territories tn  tho Unlied Floxlblo Motalllc Tubing Co , Ltd.  To nil points in Canada and the United States.  TH?: FASTEST AND BEST EQUIPPED TEAM  CROSSING THE CONTINENT.   -  SAILINO FOR JAPAN AND  CHINA.   ���*  Emprenbof IndU . .     . T . ... DecemberSIA  Empress oUapnn Jnnunry 2�� I9BL  Empress of China       February 25tk.  aud ever)' four weeks thereafter.  SAILING FOB HONOLULU AND ALSTBAI.IA.  M low era      January Hth.lstn-"  Aorangi  February 8th, I9M,  Warriraoo    March8U��  and ovory four weeks there-niter.  For further particulars as 10 tirao rates etc..  apply to  E. J.COYLE,     '' JAMES SCLATEB,  A. G. P. A. Ticket Agent,  Vancouver, B. C. 423 Hastings St.,  Vancouver, B.C  -   J  DttillE  Black    Lang-J  Tl 111���<1HI T~~~SHANG���i Uu6k��-  IUH UllLL   and Cockerels.  8toek took First Prize nt l��0fl Poultry  Show nt Vnncouvcr   l'riie *J upwards. '  Brockton Point      w    T\     T_,T������  Lighthouse. >�� ���   1 '���   'I ONKB -  '1 1  London, Eng.  'llJv'  TO LET  with or without board.   Apply at 573 Hornby street,  Mrs. D. AVaite,  SIGN  ��  Of all Kinds: Bulletins,  Bill Boards, Advertising.  Our signs' 'are up-to-date  and attract attention.  -fgLOBE&itiN Works  314 Homer Street, Vancouver.  Tel. 803.  ' , Y Tliofl. Sill Kl', Manager.  WE ABE SPECTALJSTa  TJie test dough Cwe is "Bffiif?  tsave you tried it? ' ■** -.   '    - \Y    *) S    -       *        --,
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THE INDEPENDENT.
aATDlR'DAY JANUARY 12, 19M
MIFTWP/OD.
Iiuiltnnd run by  I.uo Vernon,
llusiucss rooms Any old place.
KJtlorlnl riKira AVliere-ver my rent In paid.
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'Crusal nml pastime oi
sulwriber.-. also for thci-ii who beg,
I Pieces wahlnyl up hv the tldu, boomed, sawed,
apllt and piled tortile- '   ■"'        ■■■■■'
iHtld-up sulwriber.-. i
borrow and steal 'I'lio  Ititli-pcmleiit iu order
that they may i-iiji-y a litlli
journey through this vale
sunshine as the-;
o( U-ars.J
The- older n wmnuii Hols the fewer heroes she
nee*.
llu IwiikIim
lime.
l*hl  who laughs at  the  right
tloiint lhat day lost whose nlow descending
ami,
tkws at Its end the Doer* lmve not won.
Jttiome people were like oilier people there
would be no people like "nine people.
When the nvprngo ninn knows that n tlilUK is
none ol his business, the very knowledge (ii
the fae-t begets nn irresistible'interest In it.
There are a lot of girls in Vancouver Hint
ought to marry.' The sooner the better. Then
-perhaps they will stop ini-kliig fools of them-
selves on the streets.
Did you over notice when a young lady is
pretty, accomplished nnd smart,., that some
•venomous toiigue-d old dtnue will Iry her best
to create a scandle ntioiit her.     ,   :   '
When a iiinnaniounts to anything his mother
cets llie credit, but no more Is said about his
lather than if lie were a clothier's dummy.
Of nil the unbearable, insufferable, intolerable nulsniie-es, il Is the- neighboring-woman
who wants to air her family troubles and
mttlc tlie bones of the- skeleton in the closet.
A guide wns showing a party of Indies
through a museum, explaining the various
objectBns they went nlong. "This" he said,
taking up a sword, " Is the weapon wilh which
iiaiaam threatened to kill his ass." "I never
learned," interrupted one of the Indies, "that
lliilaam bad a sword. What I hnve rjnil is
that he wished he hud one to kill his uss."
'.'.'Well," replied the guide, "this Is the sword
lie wished he might have had."
,, Here belies
He is dead,
?     Y-       lie did not'advertise
So they snid.        ."
ami thon dloutit. He-form like every thing elso
goes in waves. Failure to keep eternally at it
is responsible* for the divc-kccpcr's ability lo
llourlsh most ot the season. A reform wave is
to him what a drouth Is to a farme-r or a dull
period Ion business man. Ho lias to wait until Ihe- adverse season pusses then he nourishes
again.
Kve-u If tlio Salvation Army does make a great
racket uml hrnwl out lit "AllcluyaliH" a little
too loud fur tho tU-llcato tympanums of some-
people, It itoe-s much good in tha wurld. hi
miiiiy of the- large cities were il nut for thu fre-e
soup biniM-s and cheap lodgings maintained by
these folks, IIiiiiirhiiiIm of jioor pcoplu would
perish, While- the millionaire fellows nre ly
Ing on their luxurious cushions dwadllng lime
nwa'y, the poor Salvation Army luds nnd lassies
nre out rustling for the-Lord mid the iilckle-s
wherewith to keep n certain unfortunate class
of humanity from starving. And yet, there is
it class o( our business men who all but kick
these beggars, as they arc style-d, out of their
stores. 1 havo no axe to grind. 1 am nut a
member of uuy, church. 1 tto not wish to bu.
Yd I bclle-vc In giving prutse where It Is nc
inn lly deserving, so I say that a many can do
worse-Hum to give a nlckle to the Salvation
Army occasionally.
Every dog has his day,
■ Sor the Tom cuts.
while the nights nre
The man who last..month'talked of soiling
Ills gold mine, now is'mad because il isn't a
coalmine,  y '
This is the time of your when the coal dealer
,: swells with Importance, Mid tiie pliimbor plans
tot Jiis summer outing, .,"'"
Some people become sea sick whenever the}'
hear the deep-toned  whistle   of ..-an'? ocean
'.■ steamer, -YY ?"    ...■;-,->?■   Y-.
'^-Sv^gb'fc'o-Kmfey)' Ksi'-rfisyr""—^*-**
..Y-'Shc—What? •-.Y.'yy. ;;•.-.,: •   '?,:,..v:".
He—I swore off going to parties, theatres nnd
-ballsYl, swore off sitting up laic,'and swore[off
? eating ice'ereamy,-   ?*? :Y    *'YY Y:
Y SlieYconslder our engagement broken. ,'
''■•; In'answer to the" question, " Do we believe
there will bo any marriages in heaven ? " , we
•will say, No.;,..Tho bible says tlicre will be- no
■' "'giving in marriage" 'there,'' and, wc | have
noticed whore there are no wedding, presents,
Youcaubet there won't bo many .weddings.   -..■■
A man will spend a lifetime 'and'millions,.In
devising a'.means oi crossing a mountain
range, but if some one dumps a half-ton of
coal on the side-walk he will walk three block's
to avoid it.
. "When a man is getting over n large sized
drunk the papers announce that he is convalescing from njiorlous sick spell.
Is this perpetual motion VYThc more you
read it'aud think of it the more there seems In
■'•■it:   .■'"   - :'' "■■■•.'•'■' .■ ■■' '■' Y
The duck eats the worm,      .•■■■' ."■;.
The man cats tbe duck, Y
The worm cats the man,
The duck eats the worm.
■.'..-" What ? " 'exclaimed Pocohontas, in justifiable wrath, when she discovered Capt. John
Smith making love to the daughter of the
' oldest settlor. " I thought you loved me alone."
"I love you both," said John, dreamily, stepping boiilnd a tree. .*; Then lam not your only
girl?"Yi'No,my dear. This is my original,
you are my aboriginal," •';
'TIs now the hunters roam the Holds,
With several barking Towsers,
And finds when night time settles tbat
He's only baggod his trousers. '
Lends the Golden Hand.
St. I'etcr—"Did you advertise In any "yellow"
journal when ou earth'."
Pilgrim—"No, sir. I advertised In the best
paper, circulated among the best people in tlie
best town on earth.,,    " '.        .
TllK iNnKI'ENDKNT.
Geo, Hartley....................,., Editor
Harry Cowan  lliisincss Manager
Published weekly at .112 lloinor Street,*
'•Vancouver, II. C. -       Y
Now, dear i'ele-r,.won't you subscribe?"
St. Peter—"Yes? Here is live years' subscription, nnd a full page display "ad" with money
In advance. 'Tis well. Make, this gentleman
leader of the golden band.   Walk in."
Where the rain drops drlbble.'drlbble,
And the seawcods.drifi around, .     >-
Where the steamer aiid the sailboat, '-•
With tlio halibut may be found. I"'
Where the crab, shrimp, clam iind oyster,
.Hold a mortgage on the bay,
That is where this—pencil shovcr,"
" Will dream his weary life away.
• ■ ■ »
The Hible is Deteriorating.
Tlie popularity of the liible, considered mere
ly in its literary aspect/appears to be sadly deteriorating In the United States, Quite lately,
the publishing firms In the States wlilch make
Bibles their specialty' decided to "cut:.1 prices
very considerably. Hut even the cheap Illblo
does not attract that mysterious but potent entity, the "general reader." It is stated'on excellent authority that the demnud for the Scriptures, has decreased, so that over -100,000 less
Bibles and Testaments arc sent out nowby the
American Bible- Society than were sent out live
years ago, while the money? receipts of the
society have fallen off nearly one-half. In fact,
according to the dictum uf n private publisher,
"there isno l'noiioyin Hiblcs," and, as a con-
suf|iieiiee, the Bible Society, which hns done so
tuueh to dis'ribn.o- tlio 1'it.U. thronghey..' the
United States,' is seriously contemplating iliu
sale of its promises, and tho transference of its
busiuess to soiuc'rural district where - rent and
rates are lower. The chief cause of this un-.
pleasant state of things' is probably?to be found
in me:*ui!"c"a)*b*i"" iioiiiu"**ilfo?**^i-cw"nTnuflcs,, iii~*J,
Uicso. materialistic ''(lays,, still retain tlie old
custom of gatlie-ringlogetlier.at ■evening, to
listen to u chapter from the Bible read * by tho
fallie'r or the mother. We have? outgrown all
that, as we have outgrown so many things, and
the Bible business, among other matters is the
worseforit.    V     •     ,_     '    .       ■     ?. ■''*■*
~—You caii,t^rwayT~ju"dg"trby~aplHiarari'ces7~\""
clock appears to bo terribly modest, wllh its
hands always before Its face, but you'll tlnd
there's a great deal of brass In its coiD|iosition.
BUI—" Did you hear about pour Johnson ? Ho
lias the fever and his friendb ha.c given up all
hope."
Joe—-' Thai's loo bad.   T) pboid ?
Bill -"Ko, White Ilorno."
"Closed lo ploaso the inoinl committee" is
tho sign on tin- numerous Chicago dives since-
tha reform crusade began. To the sign, ho»'.
ever, Is added tlie significant remark: " will
open up when the- robin's nest again."
' It Is In that Hue thai tho secret of tho dive-
keeper's hope lies. Ho knows that nineteen
out of every twenty roform crusades aro but
spasmodic efforts which will run tholr courso
• '??,..;-;Y Y'Y     Hobbies.     :' .    ■■■■?;,-'':
Stilt more, in later life, when cares press and
yet; actual occupation ' may ,diminish, when
children leave the home,; and qultcr times
settle down around 'one, then n genuine bobby
—a pursuit in,.which one can' forn timc.iind
absorbing; interest,: and whicii may furnish
stimulating intercourse with others who have
the s'am'o tastes—may be of incalculable beiielit.
It lindsono occiipatfon; It tiuds one pleasant
intercourse and communication; it finds one
reading,with n purpose iu view; and these
things may be as the- wine of life to people in
later middle age. Hobbies have helped liinuy
octogenarian to enjoy life nnd be a blessing to
Ills fellows.to'thc very end. Then, ngaln,,how
a hobby may alleviate disease and pain, no one
but a'siifferer knows. We kuew: one such, subject for the last ten years of his life to a painful disease which could only hnve one ending,
who found at llrst solace and distraction, and
later oven some measure of pecuniary support
from the preparation of the most, exquisite
botanical slides for the microscope; and another, a medical man, Willi a strange gentleness of manner, due to life-long pain, often
amounting to agony, who frequently lound relief, and sometimes even forgctfulncss,? in the
mental-absorption required by the delicate
manipulation of high class photo-iulcogrnphy.
Still again, such pursuits broaden a person's
chnrnctcr nnd iinture.. 'It is pitiable to see how
some men seem to get totally absorbed in the
mere business of making money. Gradually
their business, though It may uot claim their
time aud effort, usurps more and more of their
thoughts, till at last they seem to care'about
nothing else, save occnslonnl excitements of a
luonTor "Ics_fq"ucsii7)miblc"in!rd7—TrY~tmd~have*
soincthlng to cure'about and follow up besides
that, else the time will surely .coine when the
wiinlof such an uusclllsh Interest will be felt.
YD The Snow..
The author of "Tin-Snow, Beautiful Snow"
was a genius, a fond admirer of the softly fall,
lng ilnkcs of white, and did all within his
powcrof word painting to illustrate, or rather
de-i'ribe the falling of the snow. Yet If vc had
surmised for a moment that he knew what
effect tho beautiful snow has on a flat roof, or
had not inserted a foot note hinting what
dnnuigu tho "bcaullful" can do, or that wo
would be compelled to grasp the snow shovel
nml throw two or threu hundred tons of the
d   no,   the-   bcniiliful snow off a  roof that
measures T.'ixlM feet we would not have pur,
chased the book last summer from an agent
containing his poem.  Suckers Pre born each
minute.   We are one.  licnutlf-ji snow I  P	
tbosunw. Give me the invigorating, delightful, healthful fall of the dlnmond-sparkllng,
love-Inspiring pattern! -the ruin dropsoii the
roof.
l'i'.'v Your Dues.
Herbert V. Mt-iitli, a musician, who died In
the City hcx-pilal Sunday, Dcccinbe-r Wth, wns
burled Friday afie'iiiuon, January It It. under
the nutplccs of tlio I'mlcum! Order ot Kagle-s.
Herbert IMciilh was a liie-mber of Spokano
Acrlc No.'.', of Spokane, Wahb., mid wns nol a
member ol the- Kaglcs lu Ihls city us man) supposed.
When In good health Mr. Month had care-
lessly allowed his dues lo become delinquent lu
tlie order of which  he was a member, yet,
nevcrOielc'-"-, after his death, through the mag.
miuimou-. and kindly interest taken by Mr. Kd.
T. Hollot, of the Savo;- theatre, who also Is a
inembe-r of Spokane Aerie, No, 2, a mcs_age* was
sent to the 1'nglcs lu Spokane, Informing them
that one- of tticir members and brothers was
dead in Vancouver.   As quick as n flush cumc
the answer to Mr. Hollot:
"Iiraw on us for one- hundred dollars."
Upon receiving this message Mr. Hollot Interested the Knglc-iot llila city, and they took
llie remains iu  charge and  tlio  result was,
while Herbert Mcnth was not entitled to oue
ccnl front the Kaglc-:, as lie had allowed his
dues to run behind neaily nine month.-,, ho was
laid nway with nil the honor due a member of
Ihe Fraternal Order of Knglc. in good stniuliiig.
1 want to^ny here that much piaisc is due to
theintcicst and untiring efforts of Mr. Hollot
for the work done in behalf of Herbert Month,
to sec that he was buried in a respectable manlier and by friends, instead of being laid away
in a pauper's grave, "unwept, uiibunored and
unsung," which from all appearances would
havo been done bud not Mr. Hollot inteiestcd
himself in the matter.   Of course the Kaglcs of
Vancouver ai--o did all they could lo assist in
the "hist call" from a brother Eagle who, so far
ns the lodge wns concerned, was not entitled to
bo rc-eogni/ed in any manner.
Herbert Month was attended In his fatal Illness by Dr. A. Poole, and anyone w ho knows
the- doctor, also knows that nothing was left
undone as to care and attention, lleibert
Slcntb's parents reside In Portlaud, Ore., and
his father, J. P. Mcnth, came aud attended the
funeral.
It Is not for me to crltici/c tlie dead. Indeed,
I have no inclination to do so. Its thu living
that 1 address myself to. And I have this to
say.
How can anyone, belonging to whatever lodge
or society ho may, expect the lodge to take care
of members w ho may be 111, or in dibtrcss, if
none pay their duos? If a man only expects to
pay bis dues when ho is taken to n hospital,
just for the sake of having his expenses paid—
perhaps at the time thinking ho vvill recover
and regain his health iu a few weeks—then I
say a lodge or society of any nature whatever,
whore bcncllts lire extended, derived or paid, is
a thousand times better in not having a member of this kind, than in having such names
enrolled in their book. No lodge or society
can exist if nil members refuse or neglect to
paj their dues. A member should not expect
(p derive any assistance, benefit or help from
his lodge when sickuoss overtakes him, if,
w'hcti In good heath, be neglects to pay his
lodge duos. Tlicre are others wlio may become
ill in your lodge as well as yourself, and If
the lodge hns no money, on account of
meinbers**not paying thcir*'du"cs, it cannot
help those who are in need nnd who perhaps'
have always pnld their dues in ndvance. From
Herbert Mcnth, a lesson is taught to members
of any, and nil lodges. And those belonging to
any such societies • where duos are to be
should see thnt their paid, dues aro paid
up promptly, or what would bo better still,
paid in advance, if possible. If you do not
wish to rctiliu your membership in the
order of which you are a member, do not lot
your dues become delinquct and have- your
mime erased from the books for non-payment
of dues. Pay your duos like u man should do,
and withdraw in un honorable and manly wnj.
lie n man or a mouse. I don't know of a lodge
that w ould have done for one of their members
.what the evcr-to-be-prai«ed Fraternal Order of
Eagles did for Herbert V. Month, namely, to
bury a'member w ho was nearly nine months or
over behind ln his dues, without any faultfinding, whispered conversation, or comments.
To tho Fraternal Order of Eagles wo doff our
hat.
—Lue Vernon.
PERTINENT REMARKS
Acent the Application of the New Provincial Immigration Act.
Now lhat the Natal Act has become n provln-
clal law and the instructions haiobcen sent
out lhat the people of British Columbia aie to
be protected from further onslaughts of the
Mongolian invaders, many will no doubt come
to the conclusion that the usefulness of the
antl-Aslalle agitation has come to an end. To
those who think seriously about the question,
however, it will readily appear that the present is no time for nny such illogical Infercuco.
Although the law ol the U.S. excludes nny
Chinese labor from landing on American soli
wo know tliat-the importation oftliosc people
has never been entirely stopped, and although
llie Natal Act is Intended to prevent these
people from coming to British Columbia to
work iu competition with white labor, what Is
going to prevent them from settling in all tho
oilier piovlnces of Canada? And if tho North,
west Ten Dories lire deluged wllh the hungry
hordes, will a few Inspectors living ih Victoria
mid Vancouver keep them from crossing thu
provincial boundary lino?
Again, although we deplore tho fact, wc havo
in any thousands already amongst us. Wc huve
lieu nl I lie reasons advanced to excuse the Importation.      '
Many of our employers of labor say (hat
wages are too high lo work our mills or to de-
vclopo our mines. If such be-the case, then us
a Canadian born nnd raised in the shade of the
.Mapje Leaf 1 say let the grout, tall tlr trees
stand till their lumber can bo manufactured by
the bands of.whltu men who would come here
and dcvelopo the resources of our groat pro-
vliu-e and defend It in case of an invasion by
force of arms, but who cannot aland tlielr
ground agniii'-t the yellow rice enters, in a competition of n giistronoiiiical nuluic.
Mnicove-r, it will be seen by a perusal of
Ucgistrai Beck's able article that wc are giv lng
tin-in not only the privilege of competing with
us in our dully labors, but we nro giving them,
thc-e hull famished, ignorant heathens, the
right of a free man's share in the government
of our country.
Notwithstanding the well-known,facta Hint
nearly all of the Jups are controlled nnd worked
by tin- " Japnnuso house" system; and that the
Chinamen as well are slaves to their " tj hecs "
until their contract dubt is paid, and-even
then they rcmuin the obsequious drudges of
their Mongolian or Canadian pations; in spite
of this these Ignorant coolies hnve buon obtaining imtiirallration papers by the wholesale
from iinsciiipiilous notaries und Justices of the
pence.
Why certainly—as Mr. Beck suggests—every
one of those certificate* should bo challenged,
and where it is possible they should'bo cancelled and llie Aslutics prosecuted for their violations of our over-generous hospitality.
A* for tho ofllcial who for two bits would
place that in the hand of a Mongol slave wlilch
calls him al once a man und n citizen and at
the tnino time mnkes n hobo of u free-born Cu
nudum, what can bo done for him?
Hero in Vancouver, wheie jirotcstntlons of
delight at the valorous conduct of our gallant
Canadian soldiers and exulatlons of loyalty
have for months been resounding at the highest pitch of enthusiasm, it is up to us to show
to our countrymen in the cast that wo can act
us well us shout, i
We are thankful' to pur /.g5Js|(vture_^or tho
cducaKohT.YiestVl.etiis follow up the adyiiiu-
ntfeliy aiding In every legitimate way thnt we
caii tho endeavors of the men who are working
to make the report to tho Itoyal Commission of
Inquiry an emphatic success.—Coin.
Chas. Woodward Co.,
ronuEBLV c. woodwaiid. i IMITf |Y-
Cor. Westminster Ave. and Harris St.
TWHENTBETH CENTURY SALE
u.«,;?.l'.l''I,w?.0W",, !?!mc--'«r U'lldrcn'a Coats.a*: Soft, woolly Baby Flannel,
•»cfor!wc! back, worth!i5o for 18c;   tight pieces English Flannel,
PUB8I   FUnsi
I»»SI)I'L,lJnnLl,"r"'or■3r,*!;„•''0.^I'i^,•"uf,"• »»»orte-d mink. Cooncy, Gray and Black
{_Vm.!_!d?,'0|,".!,m' rtl1 .;i*(IO*,.?r,!*!-'JO!. Flv<> I"**-"'0- I*'"* Collarettes, north IS00,
i0.u?-i*X;/.._l-,rtS,VUvr,1li"' ■'"'"■•''■■lly trimmed,W.W, forf4SO; Three Australian
worth iS'ounJ-ilia foi■ 10e'*' '"""'        'lunlltle». half prices;   600 yards Fur Lining,
RCHOOL    BOOK   OPENING.
Krco Scribblers to all purchasers of School Books.   We always do the buslncs-
for we have the prices that arc never beaten.   Como with tlio children; come early
as tbere will be a rush.   Exercise Books, 2 for 5o and 6e each.   Scribblers, 15c doz..
to Oc each.   I_oad pencils, 10c do-, up.
Mail Orders Solicited.
I The Female Labor Party *
holds tho balance of power when it uomes to a
question of Kitchen furniture, and that is the
subject we are most interested in.   We Want £
Every Working Man to give us an opportunity $•
of showing the good points of McClary's   J>
Famous Range.-  It is the best and tho terms
are easy. £-
126 Hastings St. t
&» 24 Cordova St. T
McLennan,  McFeely & Co*
WHOI_BSALH AND  RETAIIi DEALERS  IN
SMiMj2-i Hardware
MAHi ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.'
■4S9
What Wk Aiivhitiib is Timr,
OUR  ANNUAL SALE
 OF	
Crockery,  Glassware,   Lamps,
Enameled Iron and Tinware
Will commence on Tuesday next, January ISth.
Wo purpose making this the greatest of all our sales.   Hundreds of articles
will be sold at a sacrifice.
Come and see whether you wish to purchase or not.
FREDERICK BUSCOMBE & CO.
China Uali., 819 Hastimh Street. I
' MARKET QUOTATIONS.
.Vancouver, Jan. S, 1900.
[Corrected by Foran & Frost, grocers, 3H
Carrall street.]
■ ■■ Flour-
Manitoba Hungarian, sack,
60 lbs  1135 @ J140
Grain-
Chicken Wheat, 100 lbs  1 75 @    IM
Oats, sack 100 lbs  125 135
Bran, ton •  24 00
Shorts, 1 ton  20 00
Sugar—                              ■ • '
Sugar, Sack  5 75 .     5 75
Vegetables—
Potatoes, 100 lbs  100 @    110
Turnips 100 lbs  65
Onions, lb  2 3
Cabbae-e, lb  1 A
Beetslb  2
Celery, 12 biiiichs  20 30
Farm Produce—
KgKsrdoz.frcsh 7"..... 7.~~ @      50"
Eggs Caie, Manitoba, dor... 20 [15
Hultcr, Creamery, prints.... 30 35
lliitter, Creamery, 111 tubs lb 27 28
Hutter, Dairy, prints  25 30
lliitter, Dairy, in tub.,lb,... 22 2!
Cheese, Ontario, lb  17 •   20
Cheese, Manitoba, lb. old... 15 17'
Lard, lb  15 15
I_aril 3-lb. palls  45 45
Lard Mb. pails  70 7(1
Lard 10-lb. pulls  14. 1 10
Lard 20-lb palls  2 75 2 OO
Fruit—
II C. Apples, Ho.x  --85 1 2.1
Oregon Apples, Box  175 2110
Apples, box  70 175
Apples, Ontario, bbl  GOO 6 50
Banana*, dux  DO 35
Oranges, don  25 35
Lemons, doc  25
Japan Oranges, Box  40 45
[Corrected by llurrard Inlet Meat Company,
300 Cordova street west.
Meets—
ilecf, H>  7 @     15
Mutton, lb .'. 7 18
Veal, II  8 13
Pork, lb  10 15
Ham,lb  18 18
Bacon, lb  20 20
WANTED A NOTICE.
Allen Seymour will sing "Calvary" and
"Thy Will be done "at the uvonfng. service of
The Peoples Independent Church on Sunday
the lilth.
In 1802 Richard Trevlthick patented a steam
carriage ln England and 1803 built one which
was tbe tint to run on a railroad track.
In 1803 a machine for cutting grain and grass
waa invented by Richard French of Dew Jersey.
A Coffin Dealer Interviewed an Editor and Asked
for a Puff.
"I've taken your paper for twenty-six years,"
he commenced, as he icachcti the head of the
stairs, "and now I wan'ta puff."
lie was a very tall, slender man, had a face
which hadn't smiled sinco 1812, and bis neck
was embraced by a white ctavat, and his hands
wero thrust into black gloves.
"Vve got a new hearse, a now stock of cofllns,
and I want a local notice," he continued, as ho
sacilonu and sighed, as if ready to screw a
coffin lid down.
"My dear sir," replied the man In the corner,
"I've met you at a great many funerals, and
your general bearing has cieated a favorable
impression. You sigh with the siglicrs, grieve
witli the grievcrs, and on c\tra occasions shod
tears" of sorrow, oven though you know you
can't get ton per cent, of your bill under six
months."
"Yes," sighed the undertaker, instinctively
measuring Dtp length of tho table with his eye,
and wondering to himself why editors' tables
woreu't covered with crape, with rons of coffin
nails around the edges.
"Death is very solemn," continued the man
lu the corner, "but still it is an occasion when
one can appreciate a*neat tiling. I've seen you
rub your knuckles against door posts and ne\or
change countenance. I've seen you listen to
eulogies on men w ho owed you for twenty years
before their death, and you looked even more
solemn than the bereaved widow. I've seen
you back your he-arso up to a door In such an
easy, quiet way that it robbed death uf half its
terrors. All this havo I seen and appreciated,
but I couldn't write a pint for you." "
"Why not?" he demanded.
"For many reasons. Now, you have a new
hearse. Could I go on and Bay, 'Mr. Sackcloth,
the gonial undertaker, lias Just received a fine
new hearse, and wc hope our citizens will endeavor to beulon unit the patroniige such enterprise deserves. It rides easy, Is handsomely
finished, and those who try lt once will want
no other.'   Could I do that?" ,.
"No, uot very well."
"Of cour. e I couldn't. You can call a grocer
or a dry goods man a 'genial friend,' and it's all
right, but you aren't genial—you can't be. It's
your business to be solemn. If you could be
even more iolomn than you aro, lt would bo
money in jour jajeket.'' *
' "That's so," lie said, sighing heavily.
"If it was an omnibus, or a coal cart, or a
whuelbow, I could go on and wrlto a chaptorun
every separate spoke, but lt Isn't, you see,"
He leaned back and sighed again. Zim
"And as to your coffins, they aro doubtless
nieo coffins, and your prices are probably reasonable; but could I go on and say: 'Mr.Sack-
clotb, tho undertaker, has Just received the now
styles in spring cofllns, all sizes, nnd Is now
prepared lo see as many of his old customers as
want something handsome and durable at a
moderate price.'   Could I say that?"
Another sigh.
"Icouldk't lay that you wore holding a
cloarlug-oiit sale in order to get ready for tho
spring trade, or that, for the sake of increasing
your patronage, you had decided to present
each customer with a chromo. I couldn't say
that you ware repairing and repainting, and
had the most attractive coffin shop In the city.
It wouldn't do to hope that people wouldjpa-
tronlzc you, or to aay tbat all orders sent in by
KELLY, DOUGLAS £> CO.
WHOLESALE GROCERS,
Cordova .and Water Streets,   ;_,Jv!ancQ_UJLOxJSl_£L
*'       '* s •      -- ,\
[flgf-3 Headquarters for  Domestic and. imported Ctyars and Smoking Sundries.
mail would he promptly filled, and that your
motto was 'Quick sales and smnll profits 1'"
He put on the look of a tombstone, and mado
no reply.
"You bcc, if you had stoves to sell, or dealt in
mackerel, or sold fishing tackle, everything
would be lovely. You are an undertaker-
solemn, sedate, mournful. You revel in crape
you never pass a black walnut door without
thinking how much good coffin lumber was
recklessly wasted. The tolling bell is music to
you, and tho city hall flag at half mast is fat on
your ribs. We'd like to oblige you, but you see
how it is."
"Yes, I sec," he said, and he formed, in pro<
cession and moved dow ti stairs, looking around
now and then to sec if the hearse was Just
thirty-four feet bohlnd the officiating clergyman's carriage—Ex. .    ,
Ford's  Grocery
25 HASTINCS ST. E.
and
out
best
The election' is over
our Grocery has come
leading all others in
goods at lowest possible prices.
-This—is_no_puff,-as-we-,can
convince one and all voters
that in Choice Groceries we
lead.
Telephone 728.
l^>
Tho finest line of SPECTACLES and
UYMJI.AtBKS in British Columbia, aud
you will find tho prices right. Our due.
tor ol optics oxamlues eyes free.
*• 140 CORDOVA SJTREET,
>~**5"-C
YOTJR "WIFE LIKES IT.—Tour wife-
Is proud to walk with you, wlhen others turn to admire, as they do invtu-l--
ably, when you wear clothes made by
us. There Is tun »ir distinctive and always discernible plainly albout our*
up-to-'date suite that pleases Its owner-
no less than his'wife and friends.
DAN. STEWART
=     ijoCordova Street;-^    ~'~i~~
ill
tli
fl
i\
s _H
Wo aro prepared to supply
all your wants. Every purchaser shall got full value
fur tholr money. Make out
your list and cuniii tu—
GALLOWAY'S..
139 Hastings and!
"14 Arcade
Revere House
COB. SBYMOUB AND CORDOVA ST),
(nearC. P R. Station.)
Fine old English Ale, Stout and Beer;
boat old Scotch and Irish whisky; do- '
mastic and imported   Cigars.  Evary-
thing up t« th* handle.
:   GEO. HAY   :
Vancouver's   Pioneer    Clothes
Renovator, makes a suit new.
Dyeing and Repairing.
• Y as Cambib St., Vancouver.        Jl.
►♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦J-
,    .     * '
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