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Array t  iAjU  lAAsUJf^  U~\_  ���AAX  V  /���  HEW YORK UFEIUAKCECO  The oldest and largest international company In the world.  Supervised by 82 governments.  Fred Cockburn - District Mgr.  Flack Block, Vancouver.  OTTAWA FIRE INSURANCE CO  Authorized Capital - 11,500,000  Subscribed Capital - - 500,000  Government Deposit -        81,000  0 H. J. Moorhouse,  General Agent for B. C. and Alberta.  ���JO and 31 Hack Block, Vancouver.  VOL. 2.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1901.  NO. 23.  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL  At the meeting of -the Trades and Labor Council on Friday night. President  Joseph Dixon occupied the chnlr, and  there were 57 delegates present.  The minutes being read and corrected, were on motion, adopted.  Credentials were received from0 the  Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators, B. Cross, vice G. White, resigned;  l'.ri.lsh Columbia -fishermen's Union,  No. 2, F. Rogers, vice Mr. Wylle re-  .signed; Waiters, Waitresses and Cooks'  Union. No. 28, John A. SeabclFdi vice  Geituld Powell, resigned.  COMMUNICATIONS  were received:  From S. J. Gotluirtl, 'Secretary Typographical Union, Nto. 226, regarding improper treatment ot delegates. New  business.  ' From F. Rawlllng, Secretary Journeymen Bakers', asking that letter boxes  ., be placed in the Hall for the different  unions.    Not concurred  in.  From A. J. Curie, Nelbon Taiades and  Labor Assembly, approving the actions  of Rev. Mr. Shearer..   Filed.  From the Ship Carpenters' & Calk-  era' Association, saying that the actions of 'the Union Steamship Company, MT.Co.tesi and Mr.Fronfch were unfair towards the Union. The different  unions employed on .the new boats will  be communicated with.  From R. G. Tatlow, M. P- P., enclosing report ot the iworklng of the Natal  Atft.    Acknowledged ���with thanks.  From G. R. Maxwell; M. P., ack-  ��owil��2E"ing receipt of letter re appointment of County Court Judge.    Filed.  From W. J- Alcock, Secretary Siocan-  Cily 'Miners' Union,, complimentary to  the candidature of Robert Macpherson  ��� in the late  by-election.    Filed.  Fran the same, re Master and Servants Act. 'Referred to Parliamentary  Committee.  From Robert G. Trotter, Secret-.iry  BricWIayers' Union, that nil moneys due  thait body must 'be paid' to Treasurer.  -Filed...-, .,...-..,���.. .,i...-u ,. :.,,.  From Thomas F. McGulgan,' City  Clerk, re Alexandra Orphanage. Filed.  Froir. H. Harris, Sr., BecrctaryiAlex-  -indrai Orphanage, inviting the Lalbor  Council to investigate Management affairs.    Filed.  From XV. H. Bambury, Secretary  Phoenix Trades nnd Labor Council, at  length o�� matters .referring to public  ownership of railways. Parliamentary-  Con mlttee.  From Cigarmakers, nsking that the  Union Label be called for when purchasing cigars.  THE LORD'S DAY ALLIANCE.  The Rev. Mr. <Shem-Jr, of the Lord's  Day A'iliance. was introduced' and  spoke fl.t ilcng th. Rev. IMr. MacBeth  was ai'so present. The visitors were  thanked for liheir earnest addresses.  -   REPORTS.  The Parliamentary Coimnitttoe reported at ilensth us follows:  It wns alout to prepare the brief for  the Royail Commission on Oiiental Immigration, and requested the unions  that all communication* re tlie question  be handed in as soon ns possible. Up  to Tuesday 'last In Vancouver fishery  licences were granted to three Japs and  14 v.hitos and Indians. Twenty Japs  were refused licences, amd it seems to  ihe Committer that so far. the officials  are doing betler work-this year than  last. At Westminster up tn live days  ago,   there were  IT   licences  issued' to  Parliamentay  Committee  was  selected.  The letter of the .Waiters and Waitresses' Union, encilctfi-ng its schedule of  wages, endorsed by the Council, was  referred to the Organising Commltte2.  'It was resolved: That the Secretary  be instructed to convey to the Rev. Mr.  Ho.nnn, thanks him on behalf of the  Council for tfeLivering his able lecture  under the auspices.of this organisation;  that we take great pleasure in com-  unendim,* him to organised labor  throughout the country as an alile lecturer in the cause of reform; the lec-  tur.. "What the Laboring Man Wants"  Is a masterly con'tributlon to our lalbor  literature, and should bo heart! by  everyene afforded ithe opportunity.  Th�� .Machinists reported that the  Saturday half-holiday will In future be  observed in the ���different shops in the  City. Time and a-hni'lf "Will be charged  for work done Saturday afternoon.  The Stere-tnry was instructed to -write  the City Council for Labor Day appropriation.      *  Th_ President slated that he appeared  before the Court of Revision on taxes,  and was unable to obtain any' satisfaction fo>- the over-rating of the Union  Hail.  The Council then adjourned. _  CONCILIATION.  Corner lots in Trout .Lake City are  selling for $200 and Inside ones for $123.  There Is a miniature land boom on, and  everything at that point is brig'ht and  prosperous.  The Vancouver 'Poultry and Pet  Stock Association will hold Its annual  meeting In the Society's room, Westminster Avenue, on Tuesday, March  3th,' at 8 p. m.  The,Vancouver branch of the Journeymen Bakers' union will meet this  evening in Union hall, corner Dunsmuir and Homer streets. .A full attendance is requested.  The International .Bricklayers and Masons union, No. 1, will meet on Monday  evening. All members are- urgently requested to attend, as important business will come before the union. - -  Many union men 'hold a wrong impression with reference to Murray's  ba'kery, on Prior street, which Is strictly a union concern. Members ot unions  should be careful about making misleading statements.  The Cooks' and Waitresses' union  held -a very interesting meeting on  Thursday evening. President Over  presided in his usual becoming way,  and three new members -were Instructed In the work of unity.  The [Brotherhood of Painters and  Decorators will meet on Tuesday evening. Business of great importance  tt'lll come before the meeting, so all  members are specially requested to attend.   '\V. -Davis,   preside1*.'..  The local Retail Clerks' union will  meet on Tuesday evening, the nth. in  the O'Brien hall. It will be an important meeting. Six candidates' will  be initiated as members. Any clerk  not yet a member of 'tire union is asked to send his name Into the secretary  at once.  wiliiteT'and Indians, and live lo Japs.  The Committee siifomillcd n letlcr for  npiwova'l to the Council forwarded to  the different labor organisations, then  to tho House of Assembly, regarding  the Government ownership of railways,  etc. Hon. WU'llam Paltrson was communicated with regarding certain questions asked of the Collector of Customs.  Thi report of the Committee re let-  ter-oa Triers' grievances was ordered to  lie sent to Ot!a.\va.  The Organisation Committee reported  lhat the Van Anda miners have been  organised. The miners ut this place  nre on strike ngulnst employment of  Japarese. Miners and othorc. were asked lo keep away, pending settlement of  the matter.  GENERAL   BUSINESS.  The Constitution, was amended to  provide tlie appointing of a Municipal  Committee.  A deputation from the Typographical  Union waited on the Council regardilng  certain charges of lis delegates, which  ver_t carefully gone into.  Tlhe Committee of the Typographical  Union on free scWool books, aSketi t'hat  five be appointed to assist them.   Tlie  The Independent wants a report of  each union medtlng and naws concerning1 the members of every organization.  Such reports and news will do much to  sustain and ere/ate interest in the organizations. Secretaries are especially  urgfcJd to send In these reports, bult  news <rom any member of an organization will-be-rebeived-with-pleasure.  1'tiro Indian Tea: Khaki. Regular  price, Wc; for one week, "..".c per |hihiuI  package, nt The City Grocery.  Tlio many frfends of P. A. Smith, will  1m) pleased to learn that lie is rapidly recovering from his recent severe illness,  lt will lie remembered tlint Dave went  to Knstern Canada uliout seven or eight  months ago whore lie took ill, uud only  returned to Vancouver a few days ago.  Umpire Ten, Kinjiin" linking I'owder,  Kmpire Soap, tlie grout leaders sold only  by The City Grocery Company.  Tlio Union Steam Dyeing nnd Cleaning WorkH, 105 Cordova street, i.s u  place which has juU boon opened by  Harrington Brothers. White labor and  good work will ho the rule. We wish  them luck.  Kmpire goods are the best, for sale  only by The City Grocery Company.  Pay up your subsorlptlon to the Independent, lit dbes not cost you much  and you should not .hesitate about giving, your support readily to a labor paper.  Ia It possible to have Industrial disputes settled  In a  rational    mariner?  Can sny means of adjusting   differences be discovered which will be just  and equitable to all parties?   We hear  far  too much about "labor" conciliation, just as  if labor was always ln  the wrong, and that on the other hand  employers  of labor were  Infallible.   I  do not use the word  capital because  this   term   is so grossly  misused  and  misapplied.      A   man calls  himself  a  capltallt   because he  possesses  money  to a large amount.   'Say 'for ithe sake  of argument, ten thousand'dollars, and  he Insists that in  all his investments  ���be  must  be able to secure to himself  to cover any risks he may .run, a reasonable return <for  the money so invested, and so far he is right, and-Jie  would be lacking in common sense if  he permitted his money  to pass into  nnv venture that under ordinary circumstances would not' give ihilm a fair  return   for   the   loan    of   his    money.  Just so.   Is money the only thing that  must bring In a reasonable return for  its investment?   Is it right and equitable   that  only gold  or silver should  demand  and receive  Its six per cent,  or Its nine per ��ent. interest.   I do not  for a moment-deprecate  the  value ;of  money,   for  unfortunately  we   cannot  get  along  without  it.   I contend   that  skill and strength on the part of the  laborer is his capital, and that he, the  laborer, has a just right to exipect and  demand a.fair 'return for the loan of  his skill and a just rate of interest to  be paid him for the strength 'he puts  forth   to  faithfully   perform   whatever  work  he  is  called  upon   to  do.     .The  worker's only capital  is his skill and  snrength,   and  he  has  nolj   ,only  the'  tight,  but It is his bounden duty 'to  sell his labor at the highest .price. .But  this is just the very thing thnt brings  into existence what is commonly called  " a strike."   Is it possible to halve industrial disputes settled in a more rational   manner  than    by   the    rurnous  method of strikes,   with the  inhuman  bitterness .they. create, .the   check,,',to  ���business,   the  ruin   of   trade   and   t'he  misery-entailed on the wives and children already too often improperly provided for?   I remember a strike on a  large coal 'field.   Coal was suddenly In  great demand, prices went up and the  owners  were    getting SO cents  a ton  more than    they'  could   aslc   a    few-  months before. Ships were waiting and  everything was prosperous, so we were  told.   The  price  of coal   was  still on  the rise, and the miners were putting  forth' every effort to meet t'he demand.  The masters were determined to make  as large a  profit as  possible, but all  their  theories    were one    sided,    and  when     the     miner    whose    skill  and  strength  the employer depended upon  to make his increased .profits asked 'for  an additonal ue. per, ton  in  the mining price of the coal he was promptly  refused.   The argument that "capital,"  as  far  a'S   the  miner  was cuncerned,  should   receive  "a  fair return   for the  loan of his skill and a just Tate to be  .paid for his strength," was pushed on  one  side   iu   the  day    of  success and  prosperity.     In   [British    Columbia a  strike would have ensued, but In  the  ease I refer to the miners immediately,  without stopping work, put blue matter into the court of conciliation, and  this court being composed of a judge  of the supreme court, a representative  from  the    mine   owner, and    another  from the  miners,   the   whole question  was  settled,   the  miners  receiving an  additional 4c. pcr-ton.--Will-our-workers take this matter up and deal with  the   question  (thoughtfully,   and   from  an  all-round  standpoint,  not    in    any  way  one-sided.   Next   week I   propose  dealing  with   the ���question   of arbitration. sdUTHlEIRN CROSS.  tlon and the principal officials of the  various companies which nre to be absorbed. As the circle to which knowledge of the intentions of the managers of the deal and the terms which  tf-.ey propose for the purchase or merger of the existing companies extended Intelligence gradually sifted out,  until both the general public and the  Investing and speculative community  had r.o longer reason to doubt that  I: was intended to incorporate a company with! a capitalization iof 41,000,-  000,000 or more., 'According to the information which came to hand' from  the best soui'ces, the plan determined  on was to Incorporate a. company under the laws of 'New Jersey, with a  bonded Indebtedness of $300,000,000 and  a share capital of no less than $S0O.-  000,000, divided into $400,000,000 of 7 per  cent, cumulative preferred stook and  $100,000,000 of common stock.  PIROFIT SHARING.  Of the promising profit-sharing  scheme adopted by IMr. A. F. Hills,  manager of the Thames Ironworks  Company, seven years ago, the manager himself has some interesting remarks to make in the Economic Review. It appears that in the seven  years since 1S93 more than ��50,000 has  been paid 'to the workmen above their  standard wages, whicn are the highest  in the country, In the form of "good1-  fellowsh'Ip" dividends, while the output of the company's business, as  measured by wages, has been nearly  trebled. "The eight-hour day," adds  Mr. Hills, "has been successfully established, which in itself, represents an  increase of wages of over 11 per cent.,  to say nothing of the far reaching effect of such a reduction- of standard  working hours throughout the industrial! 'world." The bonus at these works  is calculated on the completed contracts, all profits' above the minimum  upon which, the tenders were framed  being d'ivlded between the company  and the employes. The results are  duly audited every year.  ���  INDUSTRIAL ITEMS.  The Retail Clerks' union of San  Franclaoo announces the practically  complete success of the early closing  movement. 0  The Ioc*ked-out laundry workers ot  Dayton, Ohio, have raised $7,500 ot  the $10,000 that they are going to invest In a co-operative laundry.  A bill has been Introduced in the  South (Carolina legislature making it  a misdemeanor for a cotton mill .to  employ children under 12 years of age.  The man who nominated Teddy  Roosevelt at Philadelphia' has. announced himself a Socialist. His name  Is L. .Young. He is editor of the Des  Moines Capital.  The 6 .o'clock closing- movement is  now an established fact in Montana.  Within the past week the towing of  Anaconda. Missoula and Great Falls  have all Instituted early closing with  results far ahead of all expectations.  Organized labor of St. Louis had  seven candidates tor the lower house  of the state legislature, with two tickets, and succeeded in electing four out  of the seven���a printer, a street railway man. a cigarmnker and a boiler-  rr.akor.  labor against the inrush ot these Oriental hordes.  Fifteen thousand Afilullcs of-the lowest class brought Into competition with  the limited white industrial peculation,  of this western province In a single  year is In itself Indicative of consequences that any government must acknowledge to be fraught with danger  to the sta te.���The Province.  TIiOUB'LE IAT VAN' ANDA.  ���- On Thursday the Van Aiula mining  company sent up CO Japanese on the  steamer Coquitlam to work in the  mines. However, when the "little  brown men" found how the company  was fixed they refused' to go to work.  Two machine men were asked to take  Jap helpers, but declined to obey instructions. A strike has been declared,  whioh will last as long as the Japanese remain at the mines. (Matters nre  all right at Marble Bay. The Queen  shaft.and Cornell.owe a lot of money  to the men.  THE 'WOODWORKERS.  -The local branoln df the Woodworkers' union held its meeting on Tuesday evening, when another gentleman  was Initiated as a member.lt is hoped  all woodworkers in the city factories  will unite with the craft, and with this  object in view are requested to communicate with the secretary immediately before the spring rush begins.  The following new unions have been  chartered: Connersvllle, Ind., No. 21;  Williamsport. Pa.. 'No. 55; (Portland,  Ore.. No. GG; -Louisville, Ky.. No. 105,  and Hornellsville, N. Y.. No. 151.  ���GIGANTIC STEBL COMBINATION.  The public received sufficient Intimations last week to render It^ certain  thnt the plans for the regulation ot the  steel manufacturing Industry whlolv  Hre being matured by prominent New  York bankers, in conjunction with the  ofllclals ot the more noteworthy of the  existing companies engaged in 'that line  of trade, comprehend nothing less than  the creation of n corporation which, In  tlie extent of Its capitalization and the  number and value of the plants in-  v-flved, would trnnsend anything yet  seen In the way of combinations tn  the Industrial world. In fact, Wall  street has been waiting, not without  impatience, for a definite announcement regarding the matter. Nothing  official transpired, but it was known  that the .financial interests Involved,  represented by J. P. Morgan, had been  In  prolonged  consultation    with  both  A. S. OF <_. A"N0 J.  The Amalgamted Society of Carpenters and Joiners held Its regular meeting on Tuesday evening. In Union hall.  President T>avld6on presided. It was  decided to hold a, special summoned  meeting on Saturday evening, the 2nd,  to consider business of vital importance to ithe trade. All members are  requested to be prompt on time at 8  o'clock, in room one. Union hall, this  evening.  01HE ARRIVAL OF -MISS CHRISTIE.  A new daughter arrived last 'Saturday to gladden the 'home of Mr. and  Mrs, James 'Christie. "Jim" is in the  employ of Messrs. Fraser & IBreha��t,  builders. Usually he Is very unassuming In his demeanor, but the happy  event wn�� too much and he could not  help smiling to himself. The boys  caught on.'and, to quote one of them,  "���We didn't do a thing to Sim." Hearty  congratulations.  Skilled men employed in cotton mills  average $1.10 per day; unskilled. G6  cents; skilled women, 65 cents; unskilled women. 47' cents, and children, 21  cents. So say .the labor commissioners  of Massachusetts. There are 33.000 persons employed in the cotton industries  ot the state.  . Since 1871. 1.195 unions with an average membership of 96,295. have been  organized in Denmark. In the past 30  years wageshave advanced 70 percent,  and the hours of labor reduced from  eleven to nine hours.' Denmark affords an example of what organization accomplishes  for wonkingmen.  The sum of $244,019.97 was paid last  year in pensions to lt�� retired' employes by the 'Pennsylvania 'Railroad  Company.,.,During, the year 1.292 employes were retired. SO per cent, of  whom -were seventy yeaia of age or  over, while 11 per cent.' were between  the ages of sixty-five and sixty-nine.  Of the pensioners, 102 died during the  year, of whom 95 were seventy years  did of. over.  A resolution has been introduced in  the legislature of 'Minnesota favoring  the amending of the federal constitution to provide Cor the election of United States senators by popular vote,  and asking the co-operation of other  states to secure constitutional conventions for the purpose of incorporating  the provision.' It is stated tha't identical resolutions are to be introduced  in  the.legWature of thirty-one states.  The report of the .Department of  Railways'and Canals of Canada shows  that during the year ended June 30th,  17.S24 miles of .railway were In .operation in Camada, an increase of 466  miles. There is an increase in paid-  up capital of $33,568,620. making a total  of $99S.26S.4W 'gross- earnings. $70,740,-  270: Increase. $S,496.4SG; net earnings,  $23,040,472; Increase. "Sl.302.SB3; number  of passengers carried. 21,500,175: increase. 2,i3G6.S10.  No. 226.  Things typographically lmve been fair  for this season of the year.  Kd. Pero, baseball fiend, hns n steady*  sit on the World on the "crap" machine, nnd he spends his evenings instructing the young how to shoot in the  Y. ivr. C. A. "gym.," and claims to  have the best basket ball team in Canada belonging to that institution.  Geo. A. Wood, of the World,' takes"  the part of Prince Emerald in the  Sleeping Beauty. He stands in front of  the stage with a young lady, making  "goo-goo eyes," to his delight and the"  pleasure of the audience.  The union held nn interesting session  last Sunday, the 'meeting lasting over  four hours. Every member had his  little say, and I venture to add that  such sessions will he an inducement for  every member to attend.  \V. IJ. Hughes has resigned us delegate to the Trades and Labor council,  and John Herbert Browne (don't forget  the final " e," please) has been elected  to fill his place. It may also be mentioned that John Herbert has gone into  the dog business, being presented with'  three pups by u dear friend.  Hurry Buckle is now foreman' of the  Trade JJudget, and is busily engaged in  operating a monoline machine. ,  J. J. Randolph of Victoria deposited  his card last week.  John Kdwiirds  and  Billy Weiss are  both learning the nicrgs.' at the World.  A. C. Campbell is now the ad. man on  the World.   '  The dulcet tones of Proofreader Hobb  of tlie World are silenced forever. Not  that he hns departed this vale of tears,'  but he lias now a cowbell attached to a  string, and when he wants to attract attention simply pulls the string and the*,  bell does the "rest. He 'litis been pra'c-""  tising daily for two weeks, and as a result the sounds upstairs carries the long-  suffering operators hack to the time  when they were on the farm listening to  the "lowing of the kine," bucking  wood, etc. 'Therefor when the bell  rings for half an hour, the operators-  curse silently but steadily Sam's sunny  head, and wish lie was at the Hot  Springs. Finis.  Discussing the question of Union Label overalls yesterday with a representative of The Indki'k.vdbnt, "Mr. Donaldson, of Donaldson & ^Mathews, said:  " At first Union men bought the Union  Label overalls from us chiefly as u mat  tor of sentiment, because they had  the Union Label stump on them, but  they soon found out the fact that laying  sentiment aside altogether it pays overy lime to buy tlie product of the, best  skilled white labor. Certainly Union  Label overalls by all odds are the best."  Try them'. Sold by "Donaldson A Mathews, the clothiers, 74 Cordova street.  THE LABOR PAIRTT.  President Barfley presided at Wednesday night's meeting of the Vancouver Labor ���Party. There was 'a good  attendance, and the proceedings were  of a. business nature, in which the  members took a keen interest. On motion it was resolved .to strike the name  of John H. Browne from the membership roll,, for the position he assumed  towards the party during the late bye-  the lawyers engaged' In  bh�� transae-  eleotlon.  ���ASIATIC IMMIGRATION.  If anyone needs further demonstration of the extreme seriousness of the  Asiatic cheap labor problem in this  province, the return presented iu the  house- of- conimons-a-day-or. so-ago.-in  response to a question by mun. Colonel  Prior, should  be sufficient.  Sir Richard 'Cartwright stated that  during the one year last pas: no fewer  than four thousand two 'hundred and  twenty Chinese, and ten thousand Ave  hundred and sixteen Japanese, were  added to the laboring population of  Canada.  This army of cheap workers, living  in squalor nnd upon food that white  people could not eat, spending their  unemployed hours in hovels, and sending their accumulated' earnings back  ito) the prlent, to be lost forever to  Canadian business*���this army of enemies to the development of an industrial population in this western province of white "British .people���was not  distributed over the whole of Canada  by any means. It was (British Columbia that they were received Into, and it  is the workers of British Columbia who  under present conditions are forced to  fight for existence against the unfair  competition thereby created.  .Little eloquence of argument���little  additional testimony���should be required by the federal authorities to establish the urgency and the gravity  of the case of British Columbia wihJte  The city fathers seem to have very  little feeling for the sorrowing widows  and fatherless children lately bereaved  by' the explosion at Cumberland. According to their ideas $100 were plenty  enough to give to tlie sufferers referred  to. ��� Xo doubt when the Duke of Cornwall and York arrives the wisemfres of  __h_* council will spend :������ tlioug.niid_.or_.  two for a big blow-out���but then that's  different. " God help the rich, the  poor can beg."  V��n Anda Miners.  The miners of Van Anda have formally organized a union with 101 members.  The oflicers of the new organization are  us follows: President, M. \V. Hewitt;  vice-president, C. A. Melville; financial  and oorresi>ondiiig secretary, l'eter J.  Lund; treasurer, H. V. Price; warden,  John I.inklntor; conductor, J. C. Kmacr.  Organizer Wilkes of the Western Federation of .Miners received a vote of thanks  for his services.  b. c r. u.  The members of the grand lodge of  the liritish Columbia Fishermen's  Union wos in session at New Westminster on Tuesday night, the 2jth. A considerable amount of important business  was transacted. A committee representing all branches of the B. C. F. U.  was elected to lie in readiness to see  ���what arrangement can be made with the  canners for the fishing season of 1901.  Tremendous Bargains this month for  cash, at The City Grocery.  _R0fi THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY  MAiRCH 2, 1901  THE INDEPENDENT.  BBO. BARTLEY Editor  HARK.Y COWAN Business Manager  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IN   THE   INTEREST   OF  ORGANISED  LABOR  BY  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  AT   312   HOMER   STREET,   VANCOUVER,   B.  C.  SUBSCRIPTIONS IN  ADVANCE.  A week, 5 cents; month, 15 cents; three  months, 36 cents; six months, 05 cents;  ono year, $1.25.  ENDORSED BY THE TRADES AND  LABOR COUNCIL, AND THE VANCOUVER LABOR PARTY.  awful good thing to have them in ���the  neighborhood, and believes that he and  the .other fellows who build an engine  or any other machine could not operate It without some fellow who never  did a stroke of w.ork gave the order 'to  -������.Mr; her up.  ���SATURiDA'Y    ..���.MAMOH 2, 1901  If you  desire  short hours and  j  "wages,  help  others to get it,, too.  ���oad  The life of a tail end lobbyist ia a  hard condition. It is always predicated upon hope���that awful thing that  ilna'Tly makes the heart sick.  (No man can be truly represented  but by himself. The man who does  not have the ��'ight to vote yes or no  on every law that governs him cannot correctly and continuously claim  to., be'tree. Self-preservation can only  be   had   through   direct legislation.  The time .has c.ome at last. Trades  unions are the .recognized safety vttlves  for the industrial'world, and the unorganized, irresponsible workers the unwitting tools for that class of employers who" are looking for cheap: labor,  cheap goods, unfair competition, etc.  The Greenwood Miner says: Just  now tbe newspapers of .British Columbia are munh' exercised over the possibility of Jim Hill getting control of  the coal beds of East Kootenay, with  tlie result that the coal and coke output of the district will be diverted to  ���the United States, and our smelters  be compelled to buy fuel elsewhere, lt  appears thai Jim Hill is applying to  the Dominion houtw for u charter to  extend his. lines into Canadian territory. These extensions would enter into competition with the C. P. H., and  ns a large majority ot tbe people favor  railway competition, it would not be  pdloy for the papers under tlle control of the C.iP. IR. to advance this argument, so they.have started the cry  that the ultimate result of the extension of'Jl'in Hill's system Into Canadian territory .will be to shut down the  smelters now ��� in operation; owing to  the fact anal the coal and' coke loutput  uf Canada will be diverted to 'the United Slates. There is wry little danger  .*>!' the smelters of Yale and Kootenay  having to shut down on account of  scarcity of fuel; at all events the  people are quite willing' to exchange a  few million tons of coal and coke for  the privilege of competing railway  lines.  CURRENT OPINION���ALL SORTS.  May Become Historical.  At -the present moment the two  most important parsonages in tihe Canadian papers are John Hbuston, the  trust smasher, and Carrie Nation, the  saloon  smasher.���The Silvertonian.  The /Magic Touch.  There is an old saw that goes,  '"Whatever Mldlas touched turned into  gold," but ithere Is a new one that  riins. "Touch some men with guld and  they will turn Into anything."���(Butte  Reveille.  Our worst enemy is the non-unionist.  Get him into your-; organization,'..'no  , _natter?w)i.'it trade you may belong to.  Every union, in the city should be  got in tihe best working order for the  spring work, which will be started in  a few weeiks more.  The capitalists base their claims on  vested rigihts; the Socialists on human  rights. ;-aiiey speaik of dollars invested; we of Lives invested.., They are on  the side of the dollar; we on that of  the man. Which side are- you on?  Your vote will t��li.���Citizen and Coun-  try.    - '���'    *"��� . .:.'?.':  iKn't it strange,,that you will,hardly  ��ome across a public man of any note  who will n.o>. agree that public ownerships of-railways is the best, thing for  the people. If the good work'of the  ���labor; press keeps going,.... the people  will wake up one of these, mornings to  find that? they really own the: railroads'."  WarK'Hanna . said at lh�� Lincoln  banquet In New Y'.oik that politics is  business, with the business class? Of  course it is, but we never, expected such  a.frank ;ndmission fiom their spokesman. That they make a, business of  it is seen in their control of every oflice from dog catcher t.o president,: and  get whatever legislation they .wan!. Ts  there'any l*sson In this for the work-'  inir class?  If the Interests of the labor .party of  Montana are not carefully watched  and made known to the public during  the progress of. the legislature now in  session-at. 'Helena 'It-will not be the  fault of "the ISutte Reveille. It says  that "it stands for human justice,"  and "will : <_ver: battle for justice,"  which it is certainly doing. It believes In'.getting: .there either by the  fusion route or any old way, so long  as it s��ts thai'.  ���: A-strange���sight-it-is���to.-notice.-ii  etate dignitary, with the title hon.  prefixed to his name, constantly in the  shadow of what might be mistaken as  an'understudy, but which In reality Is  an agent, so as to keep the honorable  in the "straight and narrow path" and  not to deviate from this .road. There  ai'e other paths besides the one that  is thus located, that some people would  like  to    tread.     There    arc    luscious  . things Im- this world, and when once  tasted It wants to be lasted some more.  The Silvertonian, replying  to the San-  don Paystreak,. defines its position  on  ihe   matter   of Chinese    immigration,  and points out that although In"British Columbia the undesirability of this  immlgrn-t'lon   is   well''understood,   this  fact   is   by   no  means obvious   in   the  cast,   where  Mongolians,   are    few. in  number and do not menace labor and  trade interests.. The members returned  from  Ontario,  Quebec  and   the Maritime  provinces  know   little    iind  care.  lc-sa of the merits of the question, and  it  is because of  this apathy, indifference, and ignorance in  the house that  it has been so difficult to obtain legislation  along  the  lines desired  in  this  province!.  It is upon the results of-the  labors of the Chinese commission that  the Silvertonian pins its faith as,, the  means'by which to secure the end.   It  says:   ''But we have always recognized ,'th'S truth of the assertion that the  people of eastern Canada  were never  in  a   position   to.realize  the' extreme  gravity   o'f the   ���question and  in  theiy  present state of mind -would not allow  of  the passing of any Chinese exclusion   legislation.   It   is-  true: that, this  matter has awakened  a-more general  interest, east of Winnipeg; in  the lust  few years, thanks to the constant agitation  of the western  press,  but  the  strong opposition  lately shown  in  the  House of Commons to the doubling of  the head  tax on immigrating .Chinese,  nn- opposition     thoroughly     'sincere,  shows that,much more must be done  before a .majority"of .the'members- of  parliament will act as we would wish  in the matter.   The ieport of the commission, composed of men who represent the pro-Chinese, the neutral and:  the anti-Chinese elements should have,  nnd we {believe will have, much to do  in determining, the stand that the majority in  the (House  of Commons Will  take when the matter ifinaMy comes up.  And for this   reason   the Labor Party  is vitally interested in having on that  commission one in whom they can repose perfect confidence.   The fact that  the Paystreak recognizes the'clange'r. of  C'*ilnc*e Immigration is not proof positive that the Dominion at large recognizes   It.   IWe   cannot  afford   to   think  that   we  are  of  huch  paramount  importance that laws will he enacted by  the members at Ottawa at our request  Without  the reason  being made plain.  The  report   of   the   commission,  'It  in  favor  of  excluding mongolians,  as   it  can hardly fail to be, will be the wea-  l.arbers Want (Legislation.  No one need be surprised at the expressed Intention of the iTJarber's union  to ask the legislature for a. luw compelling tonsorlnl artists to undergo examination before being permitted to  practice their profession. The barbers, It will be,remembered, combined  In days gone by the functions of Uk  doctor, with those still recognized os  belonging to-them, and hence It is  quite natural that they should seek  legislative privileges and protection  similar to those enjoyed by tlie medical   profession.���The <Province.  The Commission.  If the .Dominion at large understood  as it should the .Mongolian question,  there would be little need of a commission, for then eveiy member in the  House would clamor for the exclusion  of the yellow plague. By the appointing of a commission the Government  have in a practical way shown their  desire to approach the question in a  manner calculated to ensure the successful enactment ot satisfactory legislation In this -connection, for in no  better way will the easterners be educated as to the full meaning of Oriental immigratio and Its attendant  evils.���Kamloops'Sentinel.  Three Things of  Importance  Price, Quality and  Assortment  Enter more largely into tho  art of buying than anything  else. If the Price is right,  the Quality good, and the assortment complete, buying is  easy. That's what makes  buying goods easy here. The  past year has been a busy one  for us; this year we want to  excel even our past efforts, to  make this store the headquarters of Dry Goods, Fashion and Economy We  want to make it so pleasant  and economical for you to  trade Avith us.that you'll not  want to go any place else.  We shall strive to give you  the best we "can for your  money and Ave shall do exactly as we advertise.  in  170 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  A. ML TYSON,  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IS  Fish, Game, Fruit,  and  vegetables.  112 Cordova St.  'Phone 442  ���Public Ownership.  A healMvy feeling of independence,  confidence and selfTrelinnce is manifesting itself in the public life of the  Dominion, and the spirit of domestic  development" is spreading. The federal government is showing this in.its  legislation and the local legislatures  lire emulating them. Public ownership  of telegraphs and railways, with a  national 'mint, are on the programme  of the Laurier government, while Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia are fostering the development nf  their great natural resources. Verily  it is a pleasing sight. Canada Is becoming a fit dwelling place for the  Canadians.���'Siocan Drill.     ���  THEBEST^  Skilled Labor  To Dispense  ...PRESCRIPTIONS...  Everything sold nt reasonable  prices uud guaranteed.  &EYMOUR,  The Up-to-dato Drugglit,  Corner Seymour and Hasting.  Streets, Vancouver.  The rate for classified advertisements is  one cent a word, but no ad. will be inserted for lees than 25 cents.  Union Directory.  VANCOUVER TRADES AND LABOR  Council, President, Jos. Dixon; vice-  president, John Crow; secretary, J. C.  Marshall, P. O. Box 159; financial secretary, XV. 3. Beer; treasurer, J. Pearey;  statistician, G. White; sergeant-at-arms,  C. J. Salter? Parliamentary committee���  Chairman, John Pearey; secretary, J.  Morton. Mooting���First nnd third Friday  In each month, at ?.30 p. m��� In Union  Hall, cor. Dunsmulr and Homer streets.  VANCOU'R TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION,  No 220 meet the Inst Sunday ln each  month nt Union hall. President, C. S.  Ouinpbell; vice-president,* (leonce Wilby;  secretary, s. J. Gothard, P. O. box C6;  treasurer, XV. Brand; sergeant-at-arms,  Andrew Stuart; executive committee, E.  I.. Woodruff, 8. It. Itobb, J. 11. .llrowne,  N. Williams; delegates to Trades and  Labor council, J. C. Marshall, Robt. Todd,  3.   II.   Hruwne.  NOTICE.  We are again offering a Scholarship  free for tuition and books to the student  of Public Schools of Vancouver passing  Into the High School at the coming examination with the highest marks ln Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Composition and Arithmetic.  For conditions apply to the Principals  of the Schools or the undersigned.  Tlie H.IU.Yogel Coiiiiiiercial College  P.  O.  Box 347. ,. Vancouver, B.  C.  A recent cough or cold that " BIG  4 COUGH CURE" will not cure is not  worth curing.  Cigar and Tobacco Store  46 CORDOVA STREET.  We make a specialty of Union-made Cigars and  Tobaccos, consequently we always give good satisfaction.    Your patronage .solicited.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION-  Meots second nnd fourth Saturday ol  each month, In Sutherland,Hall, corner  Westminster avenue and Hastings street '  at S p. m. President, G. Dickie; vice-president, C. Dennett; secretary, A. G.  Perry; treasurer, H. Vnnderwalkcr; conductor, G. Lenfesty; warden, J. Marshall;  sentinel, F. C. O'Brien; delegaies to  Trades and I/iibor Council: John Pearey,  Jas. Barton, Geo. Lenfesty, G. Dickie and  J.  Howes.  INTERNATIONAL BRICKLAYERS  nnd Masons' Union, No. 1, of B. C���President, John Scott; vice-president, Frank  Black; .".corresponding secretary, Kobert  Trotter; financial secretary, jas. Jcf-  fry. Meets every Monday ovening dn Union hall.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS mid Joiners���Meets every second and fourth Thursday lu Union Hall,  room No. X President, Wm. F. McKenzio, 467 Ninth avenue; jvioe-prVs-idont,  Hugh-Wilson; recording secretary, A. E.  Collin, TJ0 Nelson street; tlnanclal secretary, *H. S. Falconer; treasurer, Gcorgv?  Wnlkcr; conductor, Jas. Ferguson; warden, Jos. Dixon; delegatesUo T. and L,  council. Jos. Dixon, Robt. Macpherson,  H. Wilson.  THE PACIFIC COAST SHINGLE  WEAVERS' UNION meets every third  Sunday In each month at 3 p. m. In Union hall, corner Dunsmuir and Homer  street. Robt. Barclny, president; R. E.  Rowe, secretary; box 757, New Westminster. Visiting brethren invitad to attend.  Amusements.  ifubllc Ownership, of Kile, snys thnt  the workman who Is not disgusted  and insulted by the dinner pall "rot,"  ho common In political hnlderdosh,  could easily learn to be well satisfied  1f he were In a state where there was  a trough full of waste from palace  kitchens. There Is not n ten-hour full  dinner pall�� worker in the United  States, Great Britain .or Germany who  receives aa much for a year's toil as  Homo of their benevolent exploiters  blow in for one banquet. The fellow  who measures himself by the truck  in his pail says It lg capital 'that makes  this difference, and ihas a muddy idea  that capital is somehow spilt down  from heaven on certain special favorites of providence,  and  that it is an  pon with which our members can light  for the act If desired."  CO.MPLr.M ENT.VR.Y.  T'bi Vancouver Independent Is rapidly becoming one of the most deservedly popular labor papers In the Dominion.���Citizen   nnd  Country.  Quite a number of new labor papers  ale voni'lng tu our exchange table;  turning them Is The Independent, of  Vancouver, J3. C. It is like nearly all  of our Canadian labor exchanges,  newsy and progressive. 'Harry Cowan,  who I.s one of the most active spirits  ln the Canadian labor movement, is  the business manager. i\\'e wish The  Independent a long, profitable and useful r.ireer.���International Wood-Worker, Chicago.  ���'������Crow's,?Nest Oonl. .',.-.....��� .  [Whenever the C. P. R. has a -fight  on at Ottawa the daily press secures  :in abundance of cheap telegraph matter, chiefly dealing with the subject in  dispute. That explains why one sees  so much lately about Drotectlng the  -Crow's :"N��st coiil deposits. For once  the public can agree with the C. P. R..  but the situation is not without ' Its  ludicrous element. Notice John Houston's increasing notoriety; .he is for the  nonce one of the gr^iit men of Cnn-  adn. H.ennd the C P. K. have made  up their differences. John boosts  against .Yankee aggrandisement In the  Crow's Nest and the C. P. R. boosts  John ;bef)re the public. Our telegraph  system rs n great, institution.���Siocan  Drill. ;  Likes "Joe."  iprefs despatches have it that Joseph  Martin is going to resign his seat and  withdraw from politics, taking the  election of 'Garden as an intimationc  that the electors do not approve of  him as leader of the opposition. This  is the net of a brave man. There is  probably not another politician in Canada to-day who would willingly relinquish an oflice for which 'he had fought  so hard to attain. The move Is characteristic .of .Martin, but here is one  journal at least that hopes he will not  fulfil   his   intention.   iNo    other  public  $AVOY  THEATRE  Sam Nksbitt......;.....'i...".':.''Manager.  7-NEW STARS- -7  NEXT WEEK  THETHREE VALORES 13ROS.  TACHEli AND CL.ENOWORTH  UUS LEONARD '"  MARIONUUAKB  Ami our Mammoth Company of  Vaudivelle Stars.  Hotels.  The  Having the Only Up-to-Duto Grill Room  in 1). C. which in itself is a guarantee  of a First-Claes Hotel nnd Restaurant . .  Seymour Streeet,  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF  MACHINISTS���Beaver Lodge, No. 182���  Meets necond and fourUi Wednesday in  each mouth in Union Hall. President,  Wm. Boor: oorrcajmndlnp soore_n_ry, E.  Tlir.mlns, 720 Hamilton streot; financial  secretary, J. H. MoVaty, 1211 Seymour  streot. i ������!������-...������ ���  JOUR'ENYMEN TAILORS' UNION OF  AMERICA, No. ITS-iMoets alternate  Mondays In room 1, Union Hall. Prtwi-  dent. F. Williams; vtcta-president, Miss  Graham; recording secretory, H. O. Bur-  ritt: '.lnanclal secretary, Tremaine Beef.  treasurer, C. E. Neilson; sorg-oant-nt-  arms, J. Daoust.  VICTORIA* TBAjDES AND LABOR  Council meets every alternate Wednesday at 8 p. m.,In Sir William Wallace  hall. Presldant, W. M. Wilson; vice-president, Jas. Tngg; corresponding secretary,  J. D. McNIven, P. O. "box 308, Victoria;  recording and financial secretary, A. 8.  Emery; Treasurer, A. Hay; sergeant-  flt-nrms, T.' Masters.  THE VANCOUVER LABOR : PARTY  meets every second and fourth Wednesday in each month In Union Ilall. President, Geo. BarHey: first vloe-pr��sidcnt,  Geo. Wilby; second ^ce-presldcnt, T. H.  Cross; recording secretary, L. D. Taylor;  financial secretary,?John Pearey; statls-  llcinn. H. Williamson.���������   o  When you want to hire a first-class  horse and buggy, go to the Palace  livery stables.  Telephone 125.  The Vancouver Fishermen's union,  No. 2, will meet 'this evening. All members are requested to be present, and  nny wishing to Join are specially revested to be prompt on time at the  Union hall, corner of CDunsmuir and  Homer street, at 8 o'clock.  man in western Canada has so much  to his credit and so little to his discredit as Joseph Martin. He has  fought single-handed the combined  powers of monopoly, class privilege,  and corporate greed, nnd In the few  short years of his public life in 13. C.  he has rescued the Province from the  family compact of Victoria vandals,  and dethroned an oligarchy to build  up-a representative government. Most  of the newspapers which are now congratulating themselves on :Mariln's retirement are of the clnss that seek pay  I'nr suppressing the -truth mid a bonus  for telling a lie. We like Joe Martin  fur the enemies he maltes.���Sandon  Paystreak.  THEATRE ROYAL  .(I.ATE   AM-AMBIU.)  tt'. II. Lvcjit, Tiiob. Shaiip*....:Managers  Next Attraction  will be  Announced   Here  Shortly.  THERE IS  Arlington  Hotel  Cordova St. West.  Headquarters for the engineering trado  ,  iu .Vancouver.  CHOICEST^���^>-  Liquors and Cigars  '    FirBt-class rooms from 50 cents up.  ROBT. HINTLY,   -   -   PROP  CIGARMAKERS' UNION, NO. 367.���  -Meets the first Tuesday In each month  In Union hall. President, (P. R. Revero;  vice-president, P. Waxstock;: secretary,  G. Thomas, Jr., 148 Cordova street -west; ,  treasurer, S. W. Johnson; sergeant-at-  arms, C. Parsons; delegates to Trades and  Labor'Council, J. Grow, C. C. Copslan*,  D. Morrlssy. "  VA-NCOUVHR FISHERMEN'S UNTO*.  No. 2. Meets In Labor Hall, Homer  street, ovory first and third Saturday in  each month at 8 p. m. Alex. Bruce, presi-  dor.t: Mr.'Cndey. secretary. P. a. box 297.  BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS AND  DECORATORS, Local Union No. 138.���  Meetings firs nnd third Tuesdays In Labor Hall.' Perceptor, H. Judson; president,  W. Davis; vice-president, E. Tipper; recording secretary, E. 'fomkSns, .126 Pender  street; financial secretary, B. Cross. 8002  Quebec street; conductor, A. J. Slonn;  warden, C. H. Finder; trustees, C. Sor-  dlt.-W. Stoney, .XV. Baker.  JOURNEYMEN BAKERS' INTERNATIONAL union of Vancouver, meets first  and third Saturdays of the month in Union hall, Honier street. President, W.  Webster: vice-president,'.H. Rollands; fin.  sec, C. J. Salter, 413 Powell street; cor.  sec..'A. Coombs. Address see., F. Barnes.  Delegates to the Trades nnd Labor council, C. J. Salter nnd H. Walker.  Tbe Balmoral  . MAKES A 8PRCIAI.TY OF .  of Fire or Injury to  Health when you use  the  oe#*r H/tjaiiuy ��� ��� ���  The Standard Canadian 1'ianoti  THE GERARD HEINTZMAN,  THE BELL, THE NEWCOMBE  The Standard Kn_;ll���h Instrument*  THE BR0ADWO0D,    THE BRINSMEAD,  THE COLLARD & COLLARD.  AH the ubovuat  BOULT'& MUSIC STOKE  540 Granville Street, Oppoeite P. O.  All Musical Supplies.  The price is now  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office of  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  o    usnor's Block lodgi Liqueur wnisKy  ���LARGE STOCK OF���  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC  . Cigars.  R. B. Mulligan & Co., Props.  Cobnep. Cordova and Caiihai.i,.  SHIPCARPENTERS AND CALIvERS  Association meets the first and third  Thursday in each month ln Union hall.  Clifford Angus, president; George Smith,  vice-president; i Wm. McCormnck, vice-  president; J. G. Garvin, secretary; Fred.  McAIplne, treasurer; Levi Whcaten, scr-  gennt-nt-nrm��.-  AMALGAMATED SOCIETY OF CARPENTERS & JOINERS.'Vancouver, 1st  branch, meets every nlternate Tuesday,  in room No'.] 2, Labor Hall. President. J.  Davldeon;=secretary;-"J^T,=Bruco,-52S^IInr���  rls   strejt.  Meetings.  I. O. O. F., M. U.-LOYAL THINE FOR  EVER lodge, No. "392, uneets every second and fourth Tuesday In the month in  the hall, over Harvey's store, corner of  Hastings Street and Westminster avenue, Vancouver; sojourning brethren cordially Inviltcd. F. Black, N. G.; R. T.  Partridge, secretary.  The best Cough Cure is " BIG 4 "  have you tried it?  Illunt & Foster, Hastings atroet.  A. Murray, WoBtmlnfltor avenue.  ���Morgan, The Tailor, Granville street.  Dan Stewart, Oond<xva street.  Clubb & Stewart, Cordova street.  XV. Murphy, Cordbva street.  -MoR'ae & McDonald, Hastings street,  eaat.  J. B. Sbeerlng, Cambie street.  IE. Farron, Hastings street.  A. Clement, Hastings street.  J. Carrel'li, Cordova street.  Blmon & Co., Cordova street.  Why do you cough when  COUGH GURE " wiU cure you.  ���BIG 4  F. O. E.-VANOOUVER AERflE NO. 6,  F, O. E., meets every Wednesday night,  and second Wednesday only of the months  of July, August and September, Visiting  members welcome. H. W. Findlcy, W. P.,  Provlnco omce; S. R. Robb, W. 8.,  World oflice.  When in Want  of  Printing  Call at  Tbe  Independent  312 Homer St. ~*-~  ��� SATURDAY   MAJRCH  1901  THE INDEPENDENT.  TROUBLED TEACHERS.  .The School Board Again Want to Dismiss Peda'  gogues���An Investigation Needed.  An esteemed correspondent writes us  follows  regarding  tlie  actions  of  the  school board:   What is the matter with  the school board of this city?   It does  not appear to be able to do enough to  help unsettle thu touching staff of this  .city.   Aru politics tlio cuusu of ull Hub  .unnecessary unrest?   Or is it something  that  does  not appear on  thu surface  which prompts these periodical  insults  to  be heaped  upon   a  most deserving  section of our citizens.   There is not a  body of workmen in liritish Columbia  that would  tolerate thu treatment accorded our local teachers hy the school  board whose actions to say the least are  most  tyrannical.    It is cowardly   and  contemptible for nny.hotly or set ol" men;  especially representatives of the public  clothed   in   a   little brief authority, to  continually hold the threat of dismissal  .on tho least (rnmped-up pretext over  the   heads   of  those   employed.   This  causes an, endless amount of worry to a  conscientious employee who as a rule always loses trust and respect for the em-  ���"   ployer.   One   would imagine tlint   the  school board hud learned by this   time  that to manage a staff of educated and  cultured people successfully it must do  60 intelligently on sound business principles.   Hut so far as can be judged from  what has occurred in the past and from  what is now going on, the very reverse  is the case.    From   ull  that has truns-  pired onu would conclude that some of  this   brainy  body  at  least   had   been  raised in  the old country as yokel or  farm laborer, where the prevailing custom was to assemble on the green at the  end of every twelve months to be reengaged for another year by the fanner.  None of us want to go back to those  times and customs, neither do we want  to follow the prevailing ways ol' Ontario.  It  may   be  all   right,   but'we in  the  west live in a more progressive province  ���where  tlie people are more liberal  in  -their views nnd believe in the policy of  live and lot live.   The report appearing  in   the World ol* the discussion  upon  school teachers and their term of engagement lucked intelligence and want  of knowledge in dealing with employees.  Whoever heard of un employer in these  .days engaging a skilled mechanic or a  man or woman calling themselves such  for a terni ol* 12 months  and risking  their capacity to be able to (ill the  bill  .according to the whims of some know-  all, and after being engaged  for a fortnight or so only to''discover that he is  not  qualified   for   the  position?   How  ���many employers would engage workmen  thiswise?   None.   Why then should the  .school board, who are responsible to the  people of this city for spending their  money in an economical way, go back to  this medieval scheme. If a teacher is incompetent lie should be discharged the  same as any other employee working for  .any other  employer.    Business principles must be curried on intelligently in  the workings of tho school board.   Jt  may then gain a little respect,  but (o  ���talk of discharging overy mini or woman  ���the innocent ns well ns the guilty���is  absurd   and   ridiculous.      It   is stated  .that they will nearly all be re-engaged.  Let  lis see what this will  mean?   At  present the majority of tlie school board  .-are   prominent, Liberal - Conservatives.  Therefore next .June we may expeet to  see a  wholesale decapitation of heads  .of Liberal pedagogues,  under tlie head  .of incompetency or any other trumped-  up    excuse.   The    public   know   both  teachers and trustees.   No good can  result-in keeping the teachers and everybody else in a continual ferment, iirst by  taking the god-given right of free speech  from them, and now hy dismissing them  in a wholesale manner.   There is a nigger somewhere in the fence and no mistake.    Whilst strikes at all "times' are  tu bo regretted, yet no one will hesitate  in saying that should the teachers of this  .city rise unitedly against the disgraceful  treatment heaped   upon   them  by the  ��� present���school-board, -thut-thoy-wmiid-  ,be justified in so doing,    lt is u fact that  ,-a large amount of wire-pulling must ��� be  .-accomplished before a teacher can   be  ^appointed.    The  independence   of tlie  .'���school board with the stuff of teachers  ;is  practically gone.   It is  lacking the  -.moral stamina to discharge the inelli-  .cient ones.   If things  are not soon altered a speeial -enquiry should bo held  to see what is wrong. , J'erliups a little  .sworn evidence from some of the teuch-  . ers, with the guuranttee that said evidence would not prejudice their position,  would be very interesting and clear up  some of the gloom that hangs over our  school affairs at present.  eer referred to  lias gone  beyond the  strict bounds of regulations to explain  his words and remove the interpretation  put on them, und that the rank nnd file  have been afforded an opportunity of  having thcir.sido of the mutter fairly represented."    I thoroughly agree with  you that Major Dennett has gono a very  long way beyond the regulations, and  that is the trouble of the whole matter.  He wantonly und grossly insulted the N.  C. O's and men in the llrst place and  then to extricate himself from the difli-  culty he flings the lie in the teeth of*all  members of the regiment who were on  purude on the (ith of January (by denying the true facts of the case.   I most  emphutieully  disagree   with  you   that  the   rank    nnd    file    have    had   an  opportunity  to  fairly  represent  their  side   of    the    ciise.     It.    is ���  true   u  good number of them lodged complaints  strictly in accordance with the regulations under which they serve some six  weeks ngo, but what has lieen the result?   Not   the   slightest   attempt  at  investigation    has    been   made.   And  why?   Hecause  it  is much easier  for  .Major Hennett to hoodwink tlie public  by distorting facts than to face enquiry  in a proper way.   It seems just about as  absurd   to  try  and  settle this matter  through the newspapers, as it. would be  lo give a burglar his choice whether he  would have his troubles settled  in the  law courts or through the press.   With  regards to "A Citizen's" letter, I would  say to him, It may be a compliment to  him to be called a "cur," but it is not  taken as such hy the members of the  Sixtli Heginient.   If the members were  incapable of defendiog their own;good  name they would be poor things indeed  for a country to rely upon in her hour of  need.   The rules and regulations  under  which a militiaman serves are emphatic  on tliis point, that every man in the service is entitled to respect,   no   matter  what his rank.   The men iu the Sixtli  regiment are not "soreheadsor kickers,"  but they ask for lair play and they believe they will ttet it loo.  Onk ok the Insulted.  Vancouver, l'eb. _!">, 1U01.  [Note.���The  foregoing  was refused  publication bv the News-Advertiser.���  Eu.]  The Socialist Party.  To the Editor ol The Independent:  Mr���Allow me on behalf of n number  of others to congratulate you upon the  excellent little paper you publish. Your  summing up lust week of tlie bye-election is right to the point, namely, .that  both of the old parties are at all times  willing to receive the support of the  labor party, but in turn will never stand  by ii workingmun's candidate.: l believe  right now if a socialist party were instituted on broad lines to take in every  body it would flourish. ll am a socialist  of :i good many years' standing, and I  regret to see tlie way the word and cause  is dragged through the mire hy a band  of so-called socialists in this city. They  are too sellisli, narrow - minded and  critical for people of amiable temperament to get along with, and consequently the party ns at present constituted  will never amount to anything. I hnve  listened lo the harangues of certain  professed socialists about the way the  working classes are being humbugged,  and because everybody don't see eye to  eye with them they are promptly classed  as fakirs, suckers and other like winning  terms. ���Such chip-trap at ull times is  sickening to people who know ull about  the sufferings of poor people and the obstacles that exist in our present soeiul  system, preventing aid being given to  llicni. We want a socialist party to be  composed of intelligent and influential  men.   Thanking you in advance.  __1>.   KAI'Ol.l..  Vancouver, I_. C, Feb. 27, 1001.  the bondholders had taken possession of.  The report was current through the  camp that the old company had again  taken possession of the property, which  was not an acceptable outlook for those  to whom long arrears of wages were due  for work done under the old company's  management. Then the men were told  that no guarantee would be given for the  future wages, but that if the ore paid  that came out of the mines the wages  would be paid. Noguuruntee would be  given in ease of its not paying, and the  general intention was to do mostly development work, known as blocking out.  Under these circumstances tho men  asked for a guarantee to secure tlieir  wages before going to work. Then  another notice was posted stating that  all employees of the company were discharged and could go elsewhere, us the  mines, if opened again, would employ  new men, aud two days Inter a gang of  Japanese were sent up from Vancouver  to work in the mines. The trouble is  not a question of rate of wages, but a  continuation of the fortnightly pay, under the same agreement as during the  past live monts and we nsk all union  and nonunion men to keep away from  Texuda island until it full settlement is  'arrived at. The only dispute in real  fact is having the wages guaranteed us  the rate of wages was fully satisfactory  and still is.  J'. .J. Land,  Secretary Texudu Union, Western Keil-  eration of Miners.  Van Anda, li. C, l'eb. 25, 11)01.  OTTAWA LETCER,  Hold Soul Risen Port���(ind flavor and  a splendid tonic; 50c bottle. Wold Seal  Liquor Co.  Ihe Situation at Van Anda.  To tiie Kilitor of Tub Independent:  Sir���Will you kindly allow me space  in the next issue ol" your paper to explain the situation at tlie Van Anda  mines, Texuilu island, as articles have  appeared'in some of pur provincial  dailies which are evidently misleading.  lhat Military Incident.  ���to the Editor of tho NowB-AiIvcrtlser:  Sir���Your editorial bearing the above  heading in your yesterday's issue, together with the letter signed "A Citizen," culls for a reply, and notwithstanding that you have announced that  ^���our paper is.' closed to'jfurther correspondence in this matter,! think you are  ���sufficiently imbued with the spirit of  fair play that you will not refuse to publish this letter. \The part of your editorial that I .wish to call attention to is  :this: You say, "Hut seeing that the oili-  Tlie trouble begun long ngo in the  neglect ot the Van 'Anda, company to  pay their workmen for labor done in almost all departments, which culminated  some six months ago by the bondholders  taking hold of the property and placing  the siinie in the hands of a receiver.  The 'landholders guaranteed a fortnightly pay-day .nml all went to work perfectly sntistied. l'uy-day, a previously unknown, institution as far as regularity  was concerned, became thereafter an established concern. Then7 lust .lununry  all workmen were told that the new  company would take possession of the  works on the Hist, and that work would  not be continued beyond that dnte, nor  until nil .mutters were .completed and  placed in the hands of the new owners  or purchasers This, us all the province  knows, did uot-.take place,, and ten or  twelve days'Inter notices were posted on  .thu -, bulletin board,, giving the rate of  wages in vogue before then as the rate  to be'paid in tiie future, with the state'-'  ment attached that -pay-day would be on  the 15th of ouch month fortlie preceding  months' work. This notice was not  signed by the receiver, but by the manager of the'late company whose property  CANADIAN NOTES.  A. T. Ilruden has been elected president of the AVinnipeg Teamsters' union,  and A. (.1. Cowley, Secretary.  The annual report of the Ontario  ISureau of Labor for 1900 is to hand. The  secretary of the bureau deserves credit  for the work.  The report of the Provincial Inspector  of Fruit l'esls, H. .11. I'aliner, to the  Minister of Agriculture for the years  1808-9-1900, has just been printed". It  contains very valuable information relating to remedies and contains the suggestions recommended for adoption by  farmers, fruit-growers und gardeners of  the Province. All interested should endeavor to procure a copy. It is a ere'  dit to the department and shows that  tlie farmers, interests are being looked  after.  The second annual ball of the Siocan  Miner's Union wus held on Friday  night, and was a success, more than 30  couples being on the floor.  Thu subscriptions up] to date of the  Siocan Minors' union lor tlie proposed  new hospital amount to $1,000.  The officers-of thu now miners'union  at Kamloops are: Hugh Murphy, president; A. S. Jlowie, vice-president; M.  Peluney, financial secretary; W. II. Hl-  liolt, warden; .J. Marshall, conductor.  The prospects of a nourishing organization at tlie Inland Capital are good. We  hope to hear from this plnee often.  Montreal has .a Harbors' Protective  union.  A large number of girls employed in  tlie boot and.shoe factories at Montreal  have been organized into the international association.  A socialist educational union has been  instituted at Nelson.  An independent labor party will be  formed ut Nelson.  The stoneinas'ons and stonecutters  employed by Contractor Omiii at Nelson  have hud tlieir wages increased from 35  to <L"j.j cents an hour. This wus  brought about by organization.  At a muss meeting culled under the  auspices of the Winnipeg Labor Party it  was discussed and resolved'that the contract���with���the���Ciinndiaii"Xortlif'"r"n"  railway is not in the interests of llie  Province of Manitoba and should not  receive tlie cndorsalion of the Government. '; ..  A joint meeting "of Ytlie AVinnipeg  Labor Party and the Trades and Labor  council selected .John T. Mortimer as  provincial factory inspector. Thu nomination will bo confirmed' by the Manitoba governuieut.  Siocan builders anticipate a .lively  seasoii in building once spring opens.  It has been estimated that fully $20,000  will be spent in the erection of new  buildings, apart from numerous incidental improvements.  [Specially Written for Tin Independent.]  Ottawa, l'eb. 19, 1901.  The Parliament of Canada is in session, though it can scarcely he said that  we have got down to business.   True,  we have had our opening day���a day on  account of the variety and gorgeouBness  of the costumes  may  be aptly culled  "Ladies day."   This year, however, on  account of  the death of  our beloved  Queen, black was the prevailing color,  and, in many  instances, the outward  mourning was but u true reflex of the  heart's mourning for the loss of one who  enriched our national life through the  goodness of her own public and private  life.   AVe have had also the speech from  the throne, which was more remarkable  for tlie speeches mude on it than for  anything particular in the speech itself.  The mover of it, Mr. (.Juthrie, who defeated Mr. Kloeffer, is a Dright young  lawyer,  und  certainly   made    a  very  clever speech.   All eyes were on him,  some  critical  and some  sympathetic;  but when he finished the loud applause  which cunie from both sides unmistakably  showed   that  the young  Scotch-  Canadiun had done his part well.   Mr.  Murcil,   the  French-Canadian,  a  new  member also, is a much older man.   He  is clean shaven, and bus a striking face.  His voice is musical, and caught the ear  of the house at once.   He is an orator  iind no mistake.   lie spoke beautifully  in French,-but when lie stopped speak-  ng French, and began speaking JCnglish  ���and such pure English, too���a hearty  cheer was given him.   He touched on  the race cry, and no one who heard him  will ever forget his simple  unaffected  plea that we should become a nation of  pence-makers.     AVe should  not  lorget  the magnificent speech of Sir AVilfrid on  the death of the Queen.   There is no  man  in the  House but what would bo  proud could he say of him that he is  Scotch or English or Irish.    A\'e ought  to feel proud of our French-Canadians  for giving us such a distinguished son,  such ii marvelous orator, such a wise  statesman, such ;i pure man, and such a  great leader.   AVe ure in their debt for  their gift to nil Canada.'  So fur little has been done regarding  labor. Mr. Puttee has boon enquiring  about the culling out of the militia in  Valleyfield, and Mr. Morrison has been  doing the same regarding the Steveston  fiasco. There is a general feeling that  u change should he made, namely, that  those who cull out the militia should  pay the piper. Mr. Ralph Smith has  been asking for returns of all companies  receiving Government aid. AVe understand that it is the intention when he  gets his information to introduce an  Employers' Liability act.  Very discouraging tidings come from  Hosslnnd. It seems there is a quiet but  persistent effort being made to introduce aliens into the mines, thus violating the contract ratified at the close of  the strike. Prompt as usual, the Minister of I.uoor, Mr. Mulock, intends  sending Mr. AVilliams, the Alien Law  officer, to make u searching investigation. As we write this the awful account of thu mining disaster at Cumberland conies to sadden our thoughts.  What an awful death. And yet, men  who hazard tlieir lives for the benefit of  others, to make our homes bright nnd  warm,' receive little sympathy 'when  they combine for shorter hours and better hours. May (_iod and his human  angels do much to help the widows nnd  the urplians. Mr. Mulock wired at oneu  offering to give any assistance the Governuieut could.    Well done.        Pmz  9-*_v-  The favorite Smoke  "��&.0  Union men smoke the Earl of Minto Cigar.  Why? Because it is Union Made.  Turner, Beeton ��* Co,  Wholesale Agenta'  '���    I -^.g  P. O. BOX 2%. 'PHONE IJ!..  w. j. McMillan & Co.,  Wholesale Agents roi:  TUCKET CIGAR CO. UNION LABEL CIGARS |  Brunda;  MONOGRAM, MAKGUERITA, BOUQUET,  OUIt 'SPKCLAL, J-_L JUSTILLO,  EL CONBOK, SARAXTIZAOOS, ,.       SCHILLKR,  Corner Alexander Street and Columbia Avenue, Vnncouvcr, 11. C.  'HE BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS' UNION STAMP  is used by THE J. D. KBMG CO., Limited, upon all  their manufacture of Boots and Sboes. No strikes, cessation  of work or labor difficulties promote the highest possible production of perfect workmanship. In thus consulting the interests  of the consumer we urge that you DEMAND  The J. D. KING CO.'S  UNION MADE SHOES  tireenlees Brothers.  LORNE, RARE OLD and  Ci. B. LIQUEUR WHISKIES  Are now asked for in Preference  to ani| other brand.  J.   K.  Telephone   890.  MECREDY,   Sole   Agent,  Arcade   VciultH,   CnniUie   Street-  till, tuition of Miss Will ton, nnd consists  ol" n large chorous of fairies, courtiers,  etc. Dnnco* have been specially designed and taught by Mi.-s Miu'liin. A  large orchestra, is led by Geo. Walton.  Miss Q. Maitland will take the part of  Prina��sCryslnl, the .Sleeping Hcauly.  Geo. Ih-Ke is conductor. A rare musical  treat is in store lor those who attend.  It will be reproduced on  Monday nijrht.  Kvery working man should make  some provision for old age. This can  only be accomplished, by the average  man, by systematically saving a few dollars per month for a number of years  and investing the money saved in a pro-  litable manner. The savings (accumulative slock) plan of The liritish Coluni-  bia-J"ernianc'iit-I.oaii-and-Saviiigs Com--  pany of Vancouver meets this requirement in a greater degree than any other  institution in Canada. Ten Dollars per  month earns Seven I'er Cent.' monthly  compounded interest and accumulates  to One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars in eight years and eleven months.  If this investment were continued at the  same rate of interest for twenty years it  would amount to.Kive Thousand Dollars.  Ked  Cross   Heer   is  sparkling.     At  fiold  .40 1'ender street.  pure, light and  r-i_uI  l.icjitor Co.,  (MmxbiAM  ���������Y:S'PA.(Ci.Fl<C?  nml  Ked Cross Deer; 75c dozen pints; $1.50  dozen quarts, if bottles are returned.  Gold Seal Liquor Co.  Fly-NT'S BROMO GRIPPE CUKE,  never fails to completely cure a. colJ  wIMiin 24 hours. Gives instant relief���  guaranteed, your .money back. 23c.  liox at McDowell, Atkins, Watson Co.  MARKET QUOTATIONS.  Vancouver, March '-', 1000.  (Corrected by Koran Bros., grocers, .111  Ciirrnll street   The Mint.  Is located at the corner of Carrall and  Hastings streets. Tho bottled goods are  all lirst-class and the prices right for  every one.   Seattle Kninier lieer,Scents.  Gold Seal Jiisen is u beautiful California port. Bicli and strengthening. Gold  Seal Liquor Co.  To cure la grlppo Inside of 48 hours  talte FLINT'S BROMO GRIPPE  OURE. Guaranteed.' 25c. box at McDowell, Atkins, "Watson Co.  The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners will hold a smoker next  Thursday, March 7, at 8 o'clock. A  A good programme has been arranged.  All carpenters in the city are invited lo  be there. It will take place at Union  hall.  Ibe Mint  Is the new saloon at the corner  of Carrall and Hastings streets. Case  goods are the best, and the prices O. K.  Seattle Kninier beer, 5 cents.  Sleeping Beauty.  There should be a big turn out at the  Theatre Koyal this afternoon and evening:   This operetta is produced. under  Manitoba Hungarian, -nek,  SO lbs   * 1 35  @ t 1 35  Grain���  Chicken Wheat, NX) lbs   Oats, ton.   Brim, ton   Shorts, 1 tou...   1 75  25 OO  @    1 75  28 00  22 00  20 00  Feed���  Hay, ton   12 00  @   11 00  Sugar-  Sugar, Sack..........   5 75  0 75  Vegetables���.  l'otatoes, 100 lbs   Turnips, 100 lbs   Onions, lb   Cabbage, lb   C'elerr, l'J bunehs..*..   1 IS  1)5  :1  20  ii    I 25  "l  3  30  Farm Produce���  soo  PACIFIC  LINE  World'*  Scenic  Route  LOWEST RATES. BEST SERVICE.  To all points in Canada anil the United States.  THE FASTEST AND BEST EQUIPPED TRAIS,  CROSSING THE CONTINENT.  SAILING FOII JAPAN AND   CHINA.  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Vernon A pples, box  1 75 1 75  Oranges, doz  25 '          .'10  Lemons, dor  10 ������15  Japan Oranges, Box  35 4b  Bananas, do"  25 tlO  [Corrected by Burrard Inlet Meat Company,  300 Cordova street west.  Meat6���  Beef, lb.'  7 @      15  Mutton, lb  7 18  Veal, lb  S 18  Pork, lb  10 15  Ham,lb  18 18  Bacon, lb  20 ���         20  JAMES SCLATER,  Ticket Agent,  ���28 Hastings St.,  '   Vancouver, B. C  The Iiiioniatioiial  Correspondence School  (Not I.!5i!T_.n.)  The largest and most progressive institution of Learning in the world.  Free Hooks, free Instruments, easy terms.  Learn the technical part of your trade. You  can earn more with your coat on. Don't be  mulelng all your days for small daily wages.  Nothing in it but a poor living al best.  VANCOUVER AGENCY, 301 Hastings St.  Box SI9.  Open evenings 7 te 9.  COME TO  ALEX.   McLEOD  For  Union Boot And Shoe Repairing Work  Work guaranteed. Prices right.  ��46 -<ir*avlJJe Street, Vancotiver, B, C THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAT   ..MAJROH 2, ISO!  DRIFTWOOD.  Built and run by Lue Vernon.  Business rooms Any old place.  Editorial room Wherever my rent is paid.  [Pieces washed up by the tide, boomed, sawed,  split aud piled tor the pcrUM-il aud pastime of  paid-up subscribers, also for those who beg,  borrow ami steal The Independent in order  that they may enjoy u little sunshine as they  journey through this vale of tear*..]  Where  there  row,  Jlepapering  luortgHgiv  sh   will, there  is  generally a  the   house--putting on a  new  1 have notieed that the clock with the lunje,  ;* handsome ornament Is not to be depended on  when one wants tu catch the train.  1 believo the world owes no man a liviim.  The graml old worhl works overy day, and men  should do the saim1.  "Cot on yourhiiiband'scravat,haven't yon?"  asked a Vancouver lady of her neighbor, Mrs.  ���Vain.  "Yes," replied Mrs. V��� sadly "and its the  only *tief there is between us now."  Ono good', way to learn what kind of a disposition a woman has is to take a wet dog into  her parlor.  Wheu people are going to get married, they  3ie as freely as people who have been tlshing.  Perhaps there is nothing iu the world that  makes a woman buy a thing she doesn't want  no quick ns to have the clerk act as if he  thought she couldn't afford it.  Tlie latest m Vancouver is, that a man-died  " from lint on the stomach, caused by chewing  the rag."  A gallant young Vancouver gentleman declared to hU sweetheart that he could riot  Bleep at night for dreaming of her.  The palm for humor in burglar stories must-  be given to that of the two struggling reporters  who lived in an attic and were one night  aroused by a burglar" entering the window.  "Fancy a burglar coming to us!" said one.  "Hush!" whispered the other, "waittill lie's  well inside, ami then we'll both shout, and perhaps he'll drop something."  Blake withstood tho siego bravely. Then the  mug-polisher tried him for a hair-cut in the  usual strain.  "Hair's a little ragged, sir."  "Yes, I like it that way," said Blake.  "Longer than you usually wear it, ain't it?"  "Think not," replied Ilia Ice'.  "Looks as if il hadn't been cut for uu age,  air."  " It hasn't," said Blake,  At thi*-* point Blake rose and very politely  drew off a wig, disclosing a patetmdemcatehas  bald as a hen's orr,.  The .Savoy Benefit.  Tho Savoy Theatre through the kindness of  Sam Nesbitt, the manager, turned over the receipts of this popular theatre last Friday night  February "J'.'ud, for the benetU of the men,  women aud children who suffered dfreetlyor  indirectly through that dreadful catamfty at  the Cumberland mine.  The Savoy Theatre was the llrst place in Vancouver claiming ii population of thirty thousand or more to give a tieiielit to these striken  people. Think of eharity beginning in a place  lhat some "good religious" people would destroy in a night, could they have their way,  coupled with the power.  When anyone can show me when and where l  religion was ever more charitable fo those iu j  sorrow or distress than those peoble, who���because they go to a variety theatre, drink aud  perhaps gamble aro called demons, cutthroats  and blacklegs, and who ministers of the gospel  are eternally nagging at, and wish, to drive off  this earth ami refer to them as the "sporting  man" "scum of the earth" etc.,���are always  willing to donate their money to such a commendable object where money will do more  good than prayer or the toll of bells; when  they can show me, I say, where religion has  done more to help those in pain, distress, hunger and sorrow than gamblers in different vocations in this life havoj then Iain ready lo  take any old seat ihey will give me, in any old  church and hide my face behind any old hymn  book aud look wise aud sanctimonious. Thu  sum of if 11-1 was realized from the benefit and  the money turned over to the proper authori-  tfea. Hurrah for Obrien, Jackson, Manager  Nesbitt und the Savoy Theatre.   Tiger.  Senator Mason of Illinois has had a brand of  meat named after him because he has taken up  the cudgel against (.enimn's discrimination  against the American hog. There is not any  insinuation in the honor that Senator Mason is  ; n sausage. '���'  Peculiar Isn't 11V  A peculiar planet this. I know a good man  who was a Christian. He never was knowifto  smoke, chew, or take a drink. He lay ill fur  some weeks and not a soul went near him, ex*  cept the doctor aud the nurse. 1 knew another  man, who was what tho society of teetotalers  would call a "very bad man." He drank,  smoked, chewed tobacco, swore, and gambled.  He was ill a few days. He kept &,demijohn of  good whiskey in his room, also chewing tobacco  ��� and a line brand of cigars. He had three doc-  t rs and two nurses. Four policemen were  called to protect the invalid from callers and  . friendh.   Strange, isn't it?  Good for Party; and People.  It is gratifying to know that the number of  papers which arc afraid to give their readers  all the information they have about their public officers, is growing beautifully less every  year. The sooner the'few remaining ones of  this class begin to assert their independence  the better it will be for Canada and the more  respect will they command from the public  and even from tlie politicians themselves.  The newspapers can purify politics if they will  adhere to this policy, add the party will soon  discover that they must put "up capable men  ��� for office if they expect to have them endorsed  by the people. If an incompetent, because he  has u political pull, or is a slick politician, gets  a nomination, there is uo excuse for a man supporting him at the polls who knows his unfitness. If a. nominee is not tit for the otltce he  seeks turn him down. That's the way to get  rid,of incompetent parasites.  A Handsome Present.  Manager Sam Nesbitt of the Savoy Theatre  has a unique fob chain. It was presented to  him as a Christinas present from his friend  W. W. Petric who is now iu Dawson City. The  charm consists of a buckle made from gold  nuggets. A small gold chain suspended from  : the buckle supports a beautiful quartz stone  with the yellow metal peeping out iu all its  rugged beauty. On the quartz, crossed, is a  gold shovel and pick made from native Yukon  gold, while in tho center iti a diamond solitary  of great brilliancy. Mr. Nesbitt is proud of the  elegant aud costly present, and all who have  seen the pretty piece of work pronounce it a  beautiful specimen of nature and the jewelors  art. -   '     .  We don't know of anything more disagreeable  than a man who will not do what he can, un-  less he Is the fellow who insists ofl doing what  -he can't'^=^-���*���-:���-���-���--���-���'-��� ?=.  Hrah I-He. Pah.  A few .weeks before the last Presidential election in the United States, William Jennings  Uryan wus speaking In Louisville, Kentucky.  At ono point in his speech he said: "America is now in the grasp of foreign financiers.  ])ut where is our deliverer? Is there a George  Washington amongst you?" There was a commotion among tho audience, then twenty-eight  colored gentlemen arose and said in chorus,  ���" Yes, sah, hyah J be, sab."  Didn't Need a Haircut.  Blake entered  tho barber's and called for a  ahavo.   Am usual, the tonsorlal artist began to  badger him about "hair restorers, shampoos,"  and other nlc-uacs.  " I Gave Them the Ha Ha."  Politics  eause   very   peculiar   bappeatngs,  sometimes.  Since the byc-tdection last week, a tale has  been unfolded which seems to me very, very  funny and worth repeating. Yet to some men  who portrayed the principal characters in the  great cast of the amusing comedy entitled: "1  Gave Them the Ha Ha," it was of a more serious, sentimental and pathetic creation, than  one of comedy and merriment.  The plot or action of.this comedy, revolved  and scintillated around the leading man or the  company Who was supposed; to have the "sack",  or in other words, the money to purchase a  man's vote with in case the party wished to take  a chance, and sell.  Idonot know if this is a fact or not, as I, myself, had- no occasion to test the truth ofthe  rumor. Yet, be this as it may, I do know a  gentleman in Vancouver who has in his possession information, should he chose to use it,  that would cause a great sensation among  voters and citizens of this city. ,  Now for the tale.  It seems, from what I could learn, that the  leading man in the comedy, or rather the man  who was to receive money to purchase votes  with, was to divide the "swag" among a few  others who were members of the same company  he belonged to, whom were to be counted,'as  gamblers would say, "in on the cut," but being  a man with , views and ideas of his own, the  mun who was supposed to have,, the "coin"  knew a thing or two about this kind of political  "wire, pulling" himself and found in the  "Liverpool of Canada" some easy amateur  politicians who fell readily into the trap'set for  them, and who were easy preycor victims for  an.old "stage horse" In the political arena to  handle.  At any rate as the pearly snowflakes. softly  fell, lightly of course, on election day, but fclj  just the same, the leading man' of the comedy ;  company was to be seen flitting here, darting;  there, at the polls,   llrst talking to this man,  now to another and seemed to be busy as busy ,  could be.   And while he was engaged talking  politics (?) his supporters were working like  niggers doing a cake walk, at the voting booth,  planing and thinking what a nice bundle of  money they would have after the polls closed  and how they  would be recognized from this  day  onus  politicians of great influence aud  sagacity  by  their  political opponents  iu the  city.  While thoughts of this kind were rushing  through their brain, ten thousand in an hour,  and dreaming of days when their lithographs  would .adorn the dead walls of cities, of  parades, bands, banquets, being showered with  stupendous press notices as to their ability as  political leaders and so on and so on,. the leading man, the man with the "boodle" had, like  the Arab, "folded his lent and silently stole  away."  Then came the awakening. Their dreams  and air castles of politicalgreatness and wealth  was smashed into a thousand pieces. The supporting members of the leading man In the  playmisBed their manager, and fellow-actor.  They hunted and searched for him. They  could not find him. He had vanished as if the  earth, like some gigantic animal, enraged at  such contemptible- work being done in our  bcautifulcity, haj.l_cnguljeelJ^iiiK_His brother  An-elevated man,  On an elevated plan,  Keeps all he gets  And gets all he can. _  Ue had been dead letter perfect at rcbear^';>  so to speak, but failed in his lines at thu performance at tho polls. Why the hero in this  pb^wSi^called a traitor 1 do uot u.tueratand,  unless it WalT^i^ause he failed to divide the  money beforo he " silently stole away" ami pro-.  posed keeping tt for his own special use.  Today the actors who were.bosom friends a  few short weeks ago, are feeling unkind to their  leading man. Todav a man in Vancouver who  "toils uot neither does he spin" has money iu  his pocket, eat* regularly aud his face ulwiiyu  bears a jovial contented smile. Wheu he talks  he will tell you that some politicians in Vancouver or "ward-heelers" as they are called in  the United States, are not as wise, are not up to  snuff as men are back cast who havo been  actors In a play of the same character as that  which is said to have been performed here at  tho bye-election. Probably the actors who  were concerned in the play, aud who it Is  claimed expected to receive a share of the  money, while being disappointed in not meeting the "man iu white" or getting their part of  it, after the matinee, Tuesday Fcb.,V.)th, may  have been taught a lesson that will be of use to  them lu future years. That is, to book with a  good reputable manager.  The old saying "all that glitters is not gold,''  will hold good in this Instance, or better yet,  the old adage "a bird in the hand is worth two  in the bush" would be a good motto for the  amature politicians or actors to study and commit to memory, as learned years ago through  experience by the loading man and hero of the  comedy:  "I Gave Them the Ha Iln."  ���LUK Vbhnun.  try vaccination, or bettor still, try to take such  care of youth, to gtre -such chances and education to the youngt as will save them from the  least profitable of all careers���Crime.  Rich good men, nice clergymen, comfortable  benevolent ladies���every man and woman in  the workhouse, every wretched creature living  near a "rod light" would gladly change places  with any of you. o  Scrape away with your sea shells, but try also  to given few more and few better chances in  youth to those whom you now hunt as criminals lu their mature years.  God creates boys and girls, anxious to live  decently.  Your social system makes criminal's and tills  jrtilH.  WHAT PRODUCES CRIMINALS.  lied Cross is llio purest ami best bi-er  wild in Vancouver. Hold Seal Liquor  (,'c.., 7-1(1 Pender street.  Actors wore frantic. Had he taken the money  and skipped to Seattle" Where, 0, where is  he? And then like a Hush of lightening It  dawned upon them that they hail, lo us a slant;  expression, "been skinned." Terror and horror  reigned supreme for a few moments. They  cried. Thcjr cursed. There would have been  murder, yes ileep-dyed red-handed murder  committud could they havo laid their hands on  the leading man with the gold coin, aud hank  notes at this particular moment.  Then like the Judas of old, they denounced  hlni. They had been duped. They had been  buncoed, They were up against the real thing.  They had been liko Christ-taken in.  Tlie hero, or leading man of the comedy company with money lo burn was said to be a  traitor to the cause. Probably he bcllered In  the old saying:  The Price Mark  Speaks louder than we can on tlie subject  Good Silver Plate Teaspoons.. $2.00 per dozen  Good Silver Plate Dessert Spoons 3.50 per dozen  Good Silver Plate Table Spoons  4.00 per dozen  Good Silver Plate Dessert Forks.  3.50 jier dozen  Good Silver Plate,Table Forks.....  4.00 per dozen  Puy our Bargain Basement a visit.   We liave all kinds  of Kitchen goods in it.  FREDERICK BUSCOMBE & CO.  . Cuina Hall, 319 HiJTWGs Street.  Some ot the Causes That Fill Our Prisons With  Unfortunate Men ann Women.  Much interest Just now in criminals. Much  horror aroused by depravity. Many plans more  or loss appropriate for making  the air pure.  Many good people, politicians, women and  clergymen, who spent tlie summer at the seaside, willing now to spend a few days wiping  "mine''off the earth.  What is crime? Who are tho criminals?  Who makes the criminals ?  Do criminals viciously and . voluntarily arise  among us eager to lead hunted lives, to be  jailed at intervals, to crawl in the dark, dodge  policemen, work In stripes and die iu shame?  Hardly, says the Kxaminer.  Will you kindly and patiently follow the lives  quickly sketched, of a boy and a girl ?  - the mm,.  Horn poor, born In hard luck, her father, or  mother, or both, victims of lung nouns poor  fare, bad air and little leisure.  Asa baby she struggles against fate and  manages to live while three or four little bro-  ers and sisters die and go back to kind earth.  She crawls around the halls of a tenement, a  cood deal in the way. She is hunted here aud  chased there.  ".  She is cold in winter, ill-fed in summer, never  well cared for/"    '' ,.  She gets a little so-called education. III-  dressed and . ashamed beside the other children, she is glad to escape the education. Xo  one at home can help heron. No one away  'from home cares for her. *-���':'.<���  .She grows up white, sickly,' like a potato  sprouting in'h cellar. At the corner of a line  street she sees the carriages passing with  other girls in warm furs, or in tine cool sum.  mer dresses..'���'������''-���"������ ;������ '"'���"��� .-;  With a poor shawl around her and with heels  run down she peers in at. a restaurant window,  to see other women lending lives very different  from liers.-  Steadily she has Impressed upon her the fact  absolutely undeniable, that as the world ia  organized there is uu especial place for her���;  certainly no comfort for her.  She tinds work, perhaps. Hours as long as  the daylight. ,-.. ������'"..   ."<*���  Ten minutes late-half a day's tine. ,,  At tho end of the day aching feet, aching  back, system ill fed, not enough earned to live  honestly���and that prospect stretching ahead  farther than her poor eyes can see.  " What's the charge, officer ? "  " Disorderly conduct, Your Honor."  There's the criminal, good men, politicians,  women and clergymen, that you are hunting so  ardently.  THE BOY.  Same story, practically.  Ho plays on tin; tenement staircase���cuffed  off the staircase,  . He plays hall iu the street���cuffed, if caught  by the policeman.  He swings on the area railing, trying to exercise hi* .stunted muscles���cuffed again.  In burning July, with shirt aud trousers on  he goes swimming in the park fountain���caught  and cuffed and hauded over to a Children's  Society. '  A few months in a, sort of semideceut imprisonment; treated in a fashion about equiva.  lent to that endured by the sea turtle.turned  over on its back in the market, he escapes to  begin the same life once more.  He tries to work.  " What Uo you know?"  "Idou*t know anything; nobody ever taught  ine." ,  He cannot even endure the discipline of ten  hours'daily shovelling���it takes educatian to  instillMlscipllViepif oiUy^the"~eUucatioif~of;the'  early pick and shovel.  He had not been taught anything. He had  been turned loose in a city full of temptation.  He had no real start to begin with, and no  effort was ever made to repair hisuvil beginning.  " What's the charge, ofllcer ? "  "Attempted burglary; pleads guilty."  "Three years in prison, aince It Is his HthI  offence."       $ ���  Iu prison be gets an education. They teach  him how to be a good burglar and not get  caught, Patiently the state boards him, and  educates him to be a first-rate criminal.  There's your ilrsl rate criminal, Messrs clergy  men, good men, politicians, and benevolent,  women,  Dear clergymen, noble women, good men and  scheming politician.., listen to this story:  In the South Sea Islands they have for con.  tagious illscaites a horror ai great as your horror of crime.  A man or woman stricken with a loathsome  dlHease, such as smallpox, in seized, isolated,  and the Individual sores of the smallpox pati.  eut are earnestly scraped with sea shells���until  the patient dies. It hurt a the patient a good  deal���without ever curing, of course���but it  relieves the feelings ofthe outraged good one  who wields the sea shells. ,  You kind-hearted creatures, hunting "crime"  in great cities, arc like the South Sea Islanders  iu their treatment of smalljiox.  You ardently wield your reforming sea shells  and you scrape very earnestly ut the Korea so  well developed.  No dejire to decry your earnest efforts.  But if you ever ttrdof scraping with ���hello,  The Savoy Theatre.  The show at this popular play house this  week, while not up to the usual standard, Is  well worth seeing.. With what people lie has  to work with Archie Stanley, the efficient stage  manager, has strung out a long list of ballads,  with two sketches sandwiched in between.  The opening act this week is " Grogftn,*s  Troubles," by Savllle and Stanley. t!us Saviile,  is a good performer, yet when a comedian resorts lo such vulgar expressions as is used commonly by Savllle In order to get a Hugh, he  loses his hold with the better class of' patrons  of the houso. Several slang and decidedly  valgar sayings Savllle likes to uso could easily  be dispensed with without being in any way  detrimental to his popularity as an entertainer  or comedian. Genevieve Raymond who use*  considerable expressions with her face while  singing pleases the patrons highly with her  sweet and sympathetic voice and well-selected  ballads. Paula Cordero, looking quite cute in  her costume of red, would do herself justice nnd  make a better impression on the audience if  she would use her hands'for some gestures.  1'anla, put more life in your actions. Don't  fold your hands as if doing statute work, make  uso of them to help win you a rouijd of applause. Annette Gordon is well received. An-  nctta should drop the over-affceted pronounci*  a tion of words in her songs. It detracts from  her singing. Her voice is a cross between an  Ellat cornet aud a piccolo and when she gets a  hold of a high note you imagine your cars are  being pierced with a red hot iron.  Ida Young is quite a favorite. Nevertheless  some of her songs are too suggestive 'or a bright  vivacious woman like her to use. Vulgarism  may please a few people,'but men as a rule do  not care to hear it coining from one who is  well qualified for better work. Beatrice Halt  has a sweet voice.. Also an unique way of bowing her acknowledgements when leaving the  stage. Look at yourself in the mirror, Iteatrlee,  and see if you can't improve when bowing for  your exit. The best turn of any is tho musical  turn of Stanley and Scanlon. Asa musical act  it is good. Mr. Stanley makes a great many of  the instruments he uses, and when he playu  "Say Au Revoir but Not Good-bye," on an  organ pipe he catches tho house, being compelled to do two and three encores. The skit  " On the Boards," a travesty on " The Lady of  Lyons ", done by Saviile and Young, is a neat  sketch and cleverly pcrrorrhed. Miss Young  should get nn axe when she springs the smoking jacket gag and go among the . audience.  She might chop it into them. The "Pack of  Cards " characterised song is prettily executed,  indeed. . Kojctto, "the human knot," closes the  show. .His work is very clever and also very  short.' ";/ ��� '���������. :.���'_.  .   ,���,i Snap Shot.  UO  MOUNT   PLEASANT  BAKERY.  Plain and Fancy Bread and Cakes.  Tel. 443.  Prompt Delivery.  oGGoeoe  ecooouoc  I The Female Labor Party t  holds the balance of power when it t-onies to a ^  question of Kitchen* furniture, and that is the �����  subject we are .most interested in. 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