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Array G E. Macdonald & Co.  Wellington und Comox eual. Any  quantity from a 100-lb. to a llXMun urder  Tun to, }s'.ton (3.23. W-ton f 1.7.V  bunkum���Foot of Abbott street; telephone 'JOO.   l"p-town Olllce���  612 Hastings St. West  ���I'lioueSU).  Subscription, $1.25 a Year  Wage-earners should mibucribe,  bcctiuse this paper is printed lu  their interests,   aubse.itu .VolV.  312 Homer Street.  VOL. 1.  VANCOUVER, ]3. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 19(H).  NO. U.  The big Labor Day celebration of  this city was held last Monday. The  weather wns line. It was tt huge sue-  ���cees In every particular, excepting  that there were not as many tlonts In  the parade as on forincr'slmllnr occasions. The stalwart men In the parade  represented Vancouver's industrial  army, and was a pronouaeed contrast  to her corps of volunteers Avho were  cent lately to Steveston. The magnificent floats of Webster Brothers and  the barbers.were both artistic and ornamental., Webster Bros, are unnual-  fe> ) ly lo the front with an artistic repre  sentation of their business, and they  ���fully upheld their,, reputation of previous years. . The barber's float was  designed; by James Townsend, stage  manager of the Savoy theatre, and  was a.' credit to 'the excellence of the  taste and to the ingenuity of that gentleman. ��� "Worthy; of mention were the  decorations of theflre extinguishing  apparatus of Nos. 1, 2, and 3 fire halls.  -Festooned with evergreens and varie-  eated colored flowers, they were well  -.placed in the front of the procession.  Prominent in the parade was the long  row of .rigs of the Pioneer, Steam  Laundry, one of the largest of its kind  in the city. These were the decorated  Soots, but .there were otheirs. Business houses had suggestive representations of their trade from the black  diamond dealers to the paripatetic  white milk sellers:  The prizes were awarded as follows:  ���Best decorated firemen's apparatus-.  ; No. 2 hall, 1st; No. 3. 2nd. Best mer-  cfcanlt*}' J'*at���Webster Bros., 1st; Geo.  IS. Mayipowild, three wagons of coal,  2ml. "iiesTunion:float���Barbers. Fishermen's .float, B. C_ cannery, fishermen.  3>alry class, Dari.McDoiigall, Baby's  Own Dairy, The Pioneer Steam Laundry display was also awarded a prize.  Kent & Timms' bakery was awarded  the prize ..lor the best display of home  manufactures.  Led off by, the grand marlshal; S. J.  Gothard, and .his deputies, Messrs.  _MeSorley..and Slaeter, the order was us  follows: Chief of the fire department,  fire-extinguishing .,;; apparatus, Fort  Simpson Indian band, Mayor_ and City  Council, Trades and* Labor?:Council,  city band, bricklayers, carpenters,  .sLreet railway men,'; car repairers,  llsherinen, , freight handlers, iron  moulders, butchers, bashers, plumb-  ���cits, pressmen,'plasterers,-.retail clerks,  stone-cutters and1 toolsmlths, machin-  ���Ists, quarrymen. locomotive firemen,  pointers, stevedores, tailors, cigar  makers, Typographical: Union, boiler-  makers, Jhotel and restaurant employees, amalgamated engineers,  ehingle weavers; trainmen, blacksmiths  jiud bakers. Starting from the city  ���ball, the procession traversed the" principal streets of thy city and finished  the parade at the place of commencement.  AT THJ3 POINT.  An audience which was estimated at  32,000 people gathered at Brockton  .Point iri the afternoon to witness the  eports. Tht crowd were packed like  ���eardlnesln the grand stand, while the  ���fences-..were fringed with, a mass of  Jiumanlty. The City band and the Fort  Simpson musical organization enlivened matters during the afternoon. ,It  is tothelr credit'to say they were not  ��� sparing with .their music, which was  .���-most;'enjoyable..'throughout. The programme was .composed of no less than  26 events/and the entire card was run  off by.1:15 o'clock.'.The committee certainly worked hard and are deserving  of all, possible praise. ' The races were  keenly contested, and some of tho lin-  ishes very exciting. W. E. Flood waj.  easily the' -fastest sprinter on the  grounds; He won the 4:40 yard dash  in handy fashion, and did not have to  extend himself In the slightest. Flood  also showed up In great; style in the  shot-putting contest:  Angus MoLeod, the champion professional bicycle rider, made an unsuo-  uossful attempt to break his record of  2:01, made at tlie Caledonian gauujs.  He was paced by Jlessiw. Boa_ke anld  iaiaclfiiiore._irui_flie^ialr"got_tir^d-a"iid  ��ould not make'the pace hot enough.  The first quarter was covered In 20  seconds Mat. and the half In 58 ��eeondB.  MoLeod Jumped the tandem at the up-  l>er turn and; came honm strong. Thu  -stoppers gave the time as _i:0l .3-4.  IMoIjCoiI  was loudly ai>pluuded.  THE C'AlvI3 WALK.  The event of the day was tho'ciUt^-  walk. The entries, wero Miss Dot  Ormsby und T. Ilarman, Miss Id*  Todd and .Miss Dorcas Matthews. The  latter was dressed nsn boy and looked very sweet. .Miss Ormsby and her  partner wero the llrst to walk, and  wore given a hearty reception. But  when 'the two little girls appeared,  they took the crowd by storm. On a  whole their work was considered the  better. The rule called for a lady and  gentleman to walk, therefore the little  girls could not be given llrst prize, but  were awarded a special prize equally  as valuable. ��� The audience did not  know this, and When Judges Matt Harr  and George Bartley announced Miss  Ormsby and Mr. Ilarman as winners,  ithe stand greeted the' decision with  ���hisses arid groans. Hugh Campbell,  ithe, official'announcer, explained mut  ters, and then the crowd cooled down  somewhat.  J. Scott had no trouble! ln winning  J; J. I-iinlleld's $5 prize for the man  having the largest family on the  grounds. Mr. and Mrs. Scott faced the  grand stand with ten children���nine  boys and one daughter. They were Indeed a fine looking family.  In "the baby show, for which the  Judges were the well-known connoisseurs H. W. Findley and George Wilby, the first prize was won by the  baby boy of Mrs. H. Epplnger.  The lacrosse race was won, by Joo  Reynolds and Billy Chase, with BlUy  Payne and Harry l'earsall second. Tlie  other entires were Jack McLaughln,  J. McPherson, Stan. Keefer and Dan.  McPherson.  PRIZE WINNERS.  Following is a summary of��� the different events. The names as printed  were the successful competltore:  Boys' race���O. Robinson, iM. Woodward.  Girl's'race���Ida Bliss, Lulu Blackburn.  Boys'    sack    race���Struthers    and  ;Davls, Mooney and May.  , Girls' sack race���Misses Anthony and  Miller, Misses White and Barton.  Fat man's race���J. Campbell, j. McLean.  Two hundred and twenty yards firemen's race-j-C. Thompson, A. W. Flood.'  Boys'  bicycle race���V. lOasthope, J.  Arlington.  Girls' bicycle race���V. McKlnnon, L.  Colwell.  Policemen's race���-A. Davis, D. Leath-  erdale.  Postman's race���G..H. Smith, "W...H.  Ash wood.  One hundred yards dash, amateur���  N.  It.  Turner,  A. YM".  Harris.  Two hundred and twenty yards, open  ���A; M. Harris, T. Brown.  Four hundred and forty yards, open���  W. A. Flood, C. Thompson.  Seventy-five yards, committee men���  S. Gothard, F. Russell.  Half-mile bicycle race,-union men���  W. Dodd, Joe Bilow.  One hundred  yards professional���H.  H. Connor, H. Cassldy. .  ���'Four hundred and forty yards, bakers���Frank Scott, XV. H. Barnes.  'Three-legged race, union men���Flett  and Weeks, Thomas aind Johnston,  One hundred yards, committee men  '.���S. J. Gothard, Franik Russell.  Four hundred and forty yards, lacrosse players���-Joe Y Reynolds, D,  Rowe.  Consolation race, union men, Perriott,  J.,Currie.    *���  "Three jumps���W.E. Flood, 30 feet 7  inches: Pef-lott, US feet 9 .inches.  Throwing 16-pound  hammer���W." E.-  Flood,  07  feet 10  inches;.. Periott,   66  feet S inches.  Putting 10-lb Shot���W. E. Flood  tended the smoking concert, given under the .auspices of the Labor Day  committee of the Trades and Labor  Council. The principal feature was of  course the minstrel show, cake walk  and funny business of Gus Williams'  minstrel troupe,' which had been engaged specially, to provide entertainment, for the evening. Their performance was very well received and was  of good minstrel qualllty. The after  portion of the programme was filled  by local'talent. Geo. Wood gave a  bass solo, Jos. Watson, a vocal solo  and several other numbers were very  acceptably rendered. It was a pleasant way of ending a very successful  day's celebration.  AT ROSSLAND.  lit was tlhe llnest celebration of Labor Diiyi ever held1 in Rossland. The  weather', was niOst exKOllenlt, and a  better day for the sports could hardly luave been wished. The whole people  setonid to turn out witlh a Willi,; and  seemed to be determined, to make a  smccess. of the celebration. The  crowds on the streets' were good-tempered and wlatched the vartoua events  and listened to the music of tho  bands, the Sltar Cornet-and City Band,  with mudh interest. Intersperaedi .with  the purely labor element "of the city,  there were .to be seen sandwiched  among the crowdis, the well-known  fonms of many business men. The  floats were a grealt success, and gave  nlse to many plaudits. The procession  Save a very vivid idea of the strength  o'f the union' element of the city; The  speeches made by Mayor Goodove, Mir.  Chris Foley, Mr. James Wilks and Mr.  Arthur Ferrils, were appreciated by the  listeners, who. interrupted the speakers  only by applaiutse. One of the principal  events of tlhe day'was the rock drilling  contest, In ivhioh tihere were four entries and which was; won by Mike  Burns and Dan Leary, drilling. 34 .1-2  inches in 15 minutes. Jtasoph��� Wa'iisli-  and Julius Potasto were nexft.and  drilled 32 5-8. Inches. The celebration  ���wound up with a grand "ball at the  Miners' UnSon Hall, wlhich was filled  to overflowing.  AT OTTAWA.  Ottawa, Sept. 3.���The Labor Day parade passed off successfully here tortlay.  There* were nearly 2,000 persons in line.  35  feet 6 inches; Thompson, 34 feet 9  Inches.  .Throwing   5C-lb.Y hammer���Wllband,  23 feet 1 inch; "Jordan, 21 feet 5 inches.  NOTES OF THE AFTERNOON.  ���Robt. 'Macpherson was johnny: on the  spot.  It was the largest crowd that was  ever at tlie Point.  R: Bissett, of the Mining Exchange,  handed the committee $5.  Angus MciLeod expected to do the  mile better than two minutes.  President Jos. Dixon' was kept busy  hunting; seats in the grand stand for  the ladies.  I3x-presldent George Irvine of the  Trades and Labor Council was on hand  as of.old.  The'prize for the ��� bakers' race was  given by Thomas Barnwell, of Granville street.  If'John Morton had worn brass buttons he might have succeeded ln clearing the ring.  Chairman John Pearey is quite an  old sport, and was intensely interested  in the progress of affairs.  ���Al. Larwell worked like a beaver,  and assisted in no small measure in  getting the events off so promptly.  A. Ross acted as official scorer and  gave out the orders for prizes. He  was the right man in the right place.  W. Davis, president of the Painters'  IJnlon, was Ihe happiest: man on the  grounds. A new son-arrived; on Sunday.  Tlie  Judges  of   the  floats  gave  the  best of satlsfeelion. They were Messrs.  J. Buutzeti, il^LL .Gllmour, M. P. P.,  "Aid. Shaw, C.  K. Tisdiifl, ex-M. P. P.",  Sir. Hunt-and. Mr. Blnekmore.  Our visitors from the Royal City  wanted to know how it was that the  crews of tlie Westminster line did not  display their colors like their fellows  In this elty.   Is there anything wrong?  The oillcers of the day were: Judges  (bicycle rneles), SV. Blaekmore. II.  Franklin, CI. K. Trorey, C. Jlarshall, D.  Martin; (sports). Al. Larwell, D. A.  Smith. Jos. Fagnii, 11. iiuckle, J. H.  Itrowne.  One of llie finest sights wns the great  mass of the fair sex on the grand stand,  where tlle koilnk-llcml could have  struck a veritable gold mine. Bailey  Bros, expected, a rush on kodaks for  theocciislon.  The street iiillwiiyineii looked nobby,  regalbd In uniform and badges. However, they were unable to turnout In  the parade. The fact Is excusable, for  they were kept busy on the loaded  cars running"to and from the different  points of public  interest.  AT NANAIMO.  ���The ceIelbi*at1oii at Nanalmo .was never, more approuria'tcly carried out.- The  rarade was the largest and best ever  iheld in that city; iboth' In point of the  nuimlier of men and floats participating. At the meeting In 'the opera: house  in the evening Dr. McKechnle presid-  '���ed, and" t'he' speakera were -MeFS-s_-|  M,uo Clain, Haiwlihornthwaite, 3Iax  well, Hasiam and Ralph Smith.  A mUM OF THE ESlli'R  MEN'S STRIKE, WOO.  The causes leading up to the fishermen's strike on the Fraser river this  year were many.   No body of men has  been  crushed  nnd   robbed  out  of   the  fair reward of their labor and tul.cn  lt so quietly ns the fishermen  themselves did.   It Is astonishing when one  calculates    the    gradual    process    of  grinding: these  men  down    thnt    has  slowly been going on year after year,  to think that they have   not   raised  their voices against, this "squeeze 'em  down" policy pursued by the canners,  long before this.    Mr. J. H. Watson  thinks that the fishermen  would.not  have organized themselves into a union when they did had it not been for  tho fact that the canners formed themselves into a combination.   He organized the fishermen on the const and  knows what he Is talking about.   For  .years past the canners  have treated  the fishermen   unfairly.     Grumblings  have been heard about one tiling and  another and chief amongst the complaints made was the system of limitation adopted by the canners.  To understand this lt will be necessary to  explain:     The Dominion   Government  allows  each  cannery  ten  licenses  for  fishermen if they pay for them, which  they readily do.   (Just why the Government does this it would be hard to  explain..  Why the canners should  be  allowed  ten licenses and  a fisherman  only allowed one,  is one of the mys-  freaks    of;  Government    pap  was  The  THE PEOPLE'S PARTY.  At Toronto  the People's- Pai'ty  fonmally launched on  Sei^t. St'h.  ���Mlowins.. ,1s the. platform:  1,���Direct: legislation.  2.���Proportional representation.  ,3.���-Public ownership of railways and  other public services.  4.���Compulsory arbitration of disputes  between capital and labor.  5.���Government ban|cing.  fi.���-Public employment for the unemployed.  Prohibition got 12 votes out,of the 27,  and was consequently shelved.  The ..Executive was instructed to put  candidates In the field at the foi'thcom  ing elections, .wherever practicable.  -Tlhe Labor. Party .will: meet on XVed  nesday nextYat S p."m." -.,-  ��� Carpenters are requested to, keep,  away tanu Rossland, as there Is not  enough work to keep , those already  there going-. ' Y, :': *!':  A meeting of ship, carpenters and  caulkers will be held on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.'. m.,; in the library block,  Hastings street, for.organization purposes. :.':.'"'   ��� .':''������'*'.  [���Mr. John A. Fulton', ex-secretary of  the Trades and UiJ*or council, had tihe  misfortune on" Thursday to losse", bis  second finger on the iljgiht'<hand. The  a'oeidenit happened whi'le he was at  w.ork*on a press. .'��� ;  IS. Cliapnian, .successor to Page  Ponsfiord- L>i'os., C05 Hastings" street  west, li'as a llrst-cltass. stock of English  swctiitei's, Jerseys and flannel slliirts, <it  the=loi\ve5it^prlee3==Giye=tli.is~eii'tei,pnis-  lng and', uip-to-'date estiiblislimeii't" a  call.    '.-������:. v  ��� THE'SMOKER.  City Hall auditorium Was comfortably tilled  with- Ihe people   who   nt-  Medlcal Health Ollicer . Maclean in  his report for August states there were  2G cases of typhoid, or enteric fever;  9 of diphtheria, and one case of measles  reported during the month; In all 311  cases of Infectious disease. The report continues: "A'large"number of  the'typhoid fever cases were brought  Into the City from outside. Many of  them were Japanese, and they and  several others came in from the flsli-  eaimlng localities, logging camps, etc.  All the diphtheria "cases have -recovered, although three are still in quarantine, two at the Collage Hospital  and one on Seventh Avenue. AVc\*t.  . physicians are required'by the. regulations to report cuses of typhoid  fever, but In some Instances, this fact  Is forgotten. Deaths from this and  other .diseases named In the By-law  must also be reported. Copies of notification blank forms can be procured  by telephoning IMr- Marrion at the City  Hall or the -Medical Health Officer."  Telephone 1���2���5 for a fine, livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace livery  stables.  terious  feeding.)    Besides"'these  ten  licenses,  each  cannery' owns    from .50  to  100  boats,  which, they  rent.to  men.who  go fishing just for the season.   These  men are mostly'employed, at   other  work than fishing ten months out of  the year and  fish  the other twoYfor  what there is in.it.   They are not bona  fide fishermen, that is,. men who follow fishing as a continuous occupation.  They have no stake in. the fishing industry, owning neither boat nor net.  They .rent, their, gear from; the .canners and'-. pay .in^return for rent one-  third the; fish: caught.    On the-other  hand, there are hundreds 'of fishermen  who' own their.own boat and net,and  have, their, little all invested in, these  articles.   These men work "all the; year  -round- at.the-business and- make .-their  living out' of it.  .They dp not have -to  ��� rent..boat, and net; from: the  canners,  and:, are;.independent ,6f  them, y. The.  nien who rent the boats and  receive  their licenses, from  the. banners have  'held  the. key  to.:'.the situation asr;far  '.���as   the   canners   are   concerned.   'The  canners have"held: threats over,them  and promised to; prosecute and.do all  sorts of things  to "them,  if they, did:  not fulfill;,their, agreement with each  caniier,.; owning such    a,   number .of  boats." ; When, fish  are  plentiful "you  can  readily :see, the canners  'can   tie  supplied "with .all; the, fish Ythey. want.  So , after,! taking, from  his.; own  boats  all   the fish/he wants . (remember lie  gets a third of .the fish caught out-jof  his own boat's); he  puts ..the rest, on  liniit,  only taking   a   small quantity  front the bona fide fishermen, and the  balance the fishermen throw overboard.  Then again a man  may get 25^ cents  ���per fish one day, and the next when  he takes his flsh  to the same market  expecting to get the same price for his  fish, he sees/'a. notice confronting him  with 10 cents'as the price.   The;ean-  nery men ���have, so arranged it; during  the .last few. years that there has: been  nothing:in it foi- the fishermen !except.  hard work; which has made the canners rich and nothing is left for;:him-  s'elf but debt.' Another thing the canners  must be condemned  for.  is  that  one of. their number was all  through  Japan last spring and has been blamed over and  over again on  the platform  and  in   the. press  as  being  the  person   employed   by, the   canners. to  get thousands of Japs to come to this  country.   The efficient way he did his  work  is shown  by  the  thousands  of  these men who Jiave come from Japan  during  this  last spring  into  the  Dominion of Canada.   The bulk of them  found   their'way  to  the  Fraser  river  iduring-the=fishing-3easonjihaving''-hnd-  naturallzation    papers    prepared    for  ,them, so as  to be able  to get  fishing  iicensts,  because, the  law    says   that  those  who receive   licenses   shall   be  British subjects.    The  consequence is  that   thousands of  Japs   have  got  licenses fradulently and have been competing against    the   white fishermen.  For some years too many licenses have  been issued which has been one of the  chief causes of making it unprofitable  from   the 'fishermen's  standpoint.    So  ninny people fishing made It impossible  for the canners to take all  the llsh.  If the number of licenses had been half  of-what .11  was,   the  llsherinen  could  have "sold nearly all  or quite all  the  llsh  he caught, and  thus  be able to  Lhave taken less for his fish, because he  would have sold more.   To make the  point clear, supposing that there were  only 2,000 licenses  Issued    Instead   of  4,000,  which  was granted   this : year,  they would need no limit.   Supposing  they caught SO fish on an average a  night and sold, them for 20 cents each,  which would be $10 for a night's work,  if he.had brought In 100 fish and could  ,hnve sold them all, and got. the "full  '.reward of. his labors!." he could.afford  to sell them cheaper, because he-would  then have sold all' his: fish.', The great  number of fishermen on the river bring  no many tlsli to the canners that they  cannot ;nlw all of them, so p,ut each  boat on limit, and tit 10 or IS cents per  llsh for his limit. It does not leave the  Ih'h'Tinan   with  anything  for himself  at the end of the sei^on, but he leaws  the ciiuiiery in debt. About 90 per cent,  of  the  llslierinen  thU  year  have left  the grounds In debt. Of course this hai  Seen a bad year. What with the strike  mid  delayed  fishing and    the    small  number of fish running, It has been a  very bud yeur.   Had it not been for  the union there would have been worse  times.    One of  the greatest  evils in  this cannery business is the renting by  the dinners to llie fishermen' of boats,  nets and the supply of food.   The Government should stop this kind of thing  and allow no dinner to supply boats,  nets or food.    If this were   done    It  would stop a'lot of the crocked work  performed  by  the dinners Ifi-^all  the  branches of the fishing Industry. Their  business should be to buy llsh and prepare It for tlie market only.   The can-  item admitted In the late Government  'nqulry lliut they employed American-.  *.o fish for them, which "was n .direct  violation of the fishing laws.   They loin,  ooats and nets  to  llsherinen and ai.  ���oiv   them   to   paint out the canners  marks so as  they can go before  tin.  license Inspector and declare that the  boat belonged to the fishermen, a direct violation of the law.   This is only  two instances out of   many   wherein  the canners help their tools to evade  the law.   All these things and others  not mentioned compelled the fishermen  to organize.    The big  trouble  was  to  get the Japs organized.-  Aftei. many  meetings with leaders of the Japs, one  day the Jap bosses sent for the officials of  the A'ancouver  Union  to -go  to Steveston, where they showed our  people and  introduced  the ofllcers of  the alleged Jap union.   They had no  charter, but had agreed 'among them-'  seilves to form a union and fleeted officers.     In   this   Interview   the   Japs  stated that they had decided  not  to  fish for less than 25 cents per fish, and  requested the delegation to return and  inform 'the white fishermen    of    this  fact':'".'.This'was'.dime and   the white  fishermen agreed not to llsh for less.  So you see the Japanese, set the price.  The: canners refused  to pay 25 cents  and said it was impossible for them to  do so.   The whites and Jap fishermen  refused to .fi6h. hence the strike., Thc-  Indians stood by the,white fishermen  like true: Britons and did  not llsh.  to  the end of,the strike.   The'strike, last-  ed'nearly a month and  the canner3  were   defeated   as.; clean as,a .whistle  till the 'Monday night that.they called  out:the, militia,' which was one of the  biggest..outrage,-.''ori ..a���liberty-loving  people; ever'perpetrated;* ahd'vvas"' the:  last "struggle, of; the capitalists .and a  very successful one. - The Japs would  never-haye gone.to fish had the.militia  not been!called to coerce them inte.it;  The. militia.completely, scared ..them  and they; were.so Indebted, to the.can-  hers  for  hire  of  boiit.^net and "food;  that they thought: the miltia intended  "to shoot theimif they did not fish. The  result was that they !:went' out to fish.  Several ,��������� .Intelligent. .English-speaking  Japs, stated that that /was the cause,  although the canners claim, the. Japs  were scared; to. go to? fish for. fear of  the -white fishermen,  which latier as-,  sertlon is all humbug; There Was no  intimidation to speak of and no earthly reason  to call out the milltla.btu  shows at .what.lengths capitalists will  go to win their case.. The Militia,laws  seem to,allow such things to be done.   It  shows that the struggle of the "'Usher,  men was a just one and  was   being  run by the canners on the British Columbia fishermen to blult them out of  their just earnings and  give  them  a  fair reward for their labors.   A gentleman'say's, he Went to Boundary Bay to  investigate' the report tliat the Fraser  'river'  canners  were   buying   fish-  in  American  waters.    He  saw  a  fishing'  camp .'in'American "������watere, ��� and    the  proprietor of that: camp made the following  statement,, namely,   he  had  a  contract .with the Fraser river canners  to  buy. sockeye: salmon   in   American  waters and  to pay the fishermen a net  others the sum'of 25 cents, per fish for  the  season  of  1900.      The; canners  of  the Fraser  river to  furnish  ni-^n and  boats to transport  fish  to  the" Fraser:,  river.   A clause in the contract says  he must not buy any sockeye salmon  in Canadian waters for the period of  his contract wilh the Fraser river canners.   NowYwhat can be said of mag-  :-1sti'ate3=ealliiia^'oUt-th'e**iniiiitia=ttr-siT5"--  port the canners who would 'not pny-  bona fide flsherimen  the 25 cents cU-  nianded, but went across the line anil  paid the 25 cents and,the duty as well.  I  suppose  which   will   bring it  tip   tn  2S 1-2 or 29 cents peri'sh.    Yet,tli*_so  men pose as martyrs;  tlml the fishermen were asking something they could  not give.   Yet here they are giving-it  and  making    a    contract  to  pay  the  price to foreigners.   They refuse to pay  to the legitimate bona fide white fish-  'crman. of British Colunibla.   The Inst  of the strike Is  not yet, heard  of.    A  day of reckoning will come.   It..would  be'rather, curious to find oui if these j tore the llsherinen ask  canners paid duty on these fish.   N'ur.i-  bers of our fishermen sold llsh to the  American  contractors    and    got    full  ment will be asked to give effect by  legislation to the following resolutions  which have been adapted by the Fishermen's Union: o  1. Tlie ten licenses allowed to the  canners by the fishing regulations at  present, should be abolished, as the -  canners use< the ..privilege" atiowed by  the Government .to, tne u.; ���.'antage  of the fishermen. '���������:���  2. The number of licenses   granted-  for theNorth Arm of the Fraser river  proper should be reduced by one-half  of what was granted this year.   The  reason  for  this  request   is    that   the;  nets being so close, gives no chance to  ,  the fish at all to get up.the river, arid '  the worry and ill-usage the fish  receive  in   their, struggles   for freedom  will cause them to find  fresh spawning grounds.   It was quite noticeable  this year that the fish'wouldYjump  over one.net only to. be. enugnt, .bruls-'.."  ed and injured, in the next;when; it Y  would have to do Its'.'work all over  again.    The, fish can never reach the  ;  fresh  water of the".'Fraser,���'���but. drop  their spawn in deep salt water, which  Is lost.    Therefore, the '".licenses, should -.-'.  be reduced to give, the fish a chance:  and help' preserve,.the. industry, to the   .  present' waters.'.  Then again  there  is;  not sufficient .room to set the nets, at .'.'.  a lawful distance fi oin each other.  ltY  consequence of this a iishermah-lfl liable to be prosecuted  for a state of;  things  he did  not .create,   similar   to.Y'  fishing in unlawful hours...    '���*''"'���''��� \V   ,  3. That  all Japanese and  Chinamen  should  be  provided;with a certificate .  immediately  upon   landing  in  British '  Columbia,   by: the  Government,  show-,  Ing the date of his arrival, name," and, .  the: country  he hailed from;   that no;  naturalization papers should be granted unless  the said  certificate is .pro-J,'...''  duced.   This,-.It Is believed, win'stop ;-  the present frauds in the naturalization of aliens, which is now so preva- .  lent."',-- , '        . Y'.".:, --.     ;;.'."'���:���'"/;''���;'���>,���:  A. That  the naturalization  order-in^"  council    adopted .,. by.   the NorthwestY  Territories be extended to British Co-,": ,  luinbia,  which'compels   all" aliens to  appear before a supreme ..court judge,:  who must be satisfied that -said; alle;.'.':Y  has  fulfilled  all  the requirements   ,ot Y  said  act.;   As "the. present  uusatlsfac-  tory state of, things ixist.... a "notary.'  public or, magistrate may get men fop.'Y.:  a paltry fee naturalized by;the,whole-'.,Y  sale, which is dohe.wlth;Impunity;YY; 7.  5. That the Governmerit.be 'asked to  huve the old sturgeon; trap stakes '.re- ' Y  moved from the flats . between:,P6lnt:;.Y  Gray aiid the main.Fraser;'river, theY.-f''-  ,best.;flshihg grounds thereabouts;.'as'.':;:  they are a detriment to th^ fishermen^ , Y  hundreds.^ of dollars 'worth of. nets.be-' ::.  Ing destroyed by the'snags'ailowed:to ;S  remain.;." ''."���.'������;���".���: '"Y'-'-."Y;, '::',Y"'YY:'  ; -.6. In a good season;;thousands,qf tonsJ/A.  of   fish;, are- destroyed'; andY was ted'Y;;?  through canneries:being unable to take;': ;  all llsh caught, :'and>consequently, put*.:,'  the boats on a liiiiit.   Fish caught'over'{  ''  and above the said, limit. have : been ' :::':  thrown overboard to: float and, rpt'-'lnp.. Y  the water and fester In the sun'ontht   *.;;  river;banks.   If this practice Is allow-:.:'  ed tocontlnue, the .water being so po: ���:; ���  luted  by the festering.: fish,   the   flsiYY  will be driven away .to cleaner; an..; . ;::  more sanitary-: grounds:" therefore the;;1  fishermen',   think':   the    Government    ;,  should select a central place where the '."  fishermen could take, the .fish thU6 re-y ;  fused when  on  limit and 'have them'.";  properly salted  by a: competent: inan.-. ,  appointed  by, the Governuieut.   whose  duty should be to-see the fish cure*  under proper'sanitary" conditions an I  branded.  They  think   by so  doing  -i-    '  great an industry may be created a.,  along  the Atlantic  eoast.  ���7. At present the fishing Industry on  the Fraser is monopolized b.v Japanese  fishermen,   there  being   two  or   three ���  Japs to one white fishermen.   11 Is absolutely  necessary   that a restriction  be placed on the number of licensed.  fisherman.,' The llsherinen suggest that  ��� the number...be reduced    to   one-halt  ������those. Issued. th|s year and that no licenses  be. granted  to Orientals,  there  being enough Indians and whliemcn to  do  the fishing required.  ,.S. One   of    the    fishing    regulation*  reads,  that a"fisherman applying fo  a  license must  declare  that  he owns  and operates his boat ami  n_t. when,  as.a matter of fact, there   are   two-  thirds of the  llsherinen   receiving   licenses who do not own either boat or  net. but'are supplied both b.v the fanner, who allows the thhcnmin lo paint      N  .out. the canner's   marks   und   replace  them by his own name nnd i."gl��tered   "riimTbprT==Wli"sTr".'*"| i pi y I n"g-f or"~a" II Tvil se  the said fisherman declares that It is  his own boat and net. The fishermen  denounce this as a direct violation of  tho i!..liery Inws b.v the canners iliein-  solvfs, to serve their own ends. Hy  j'.nw the ca::n ts are :ill.iwed ten IIumihOu  and each eunnery has from 50 to UU)  boats. The.'e boats nre rented to anyone who the canners think.proper, on  condition that they pay bnck to tliem  the fish caught. it will be seen by  thev=e menus how I heir bonis ciiji be  worked to the'-detriment of the bona  fide fisherman, who has his little fill  Invested  in his boat  und  net.   There- ���  that the iv-  giili'ituiii hiio.e ineiiiiuueii lie ittricily  curried out and thnt it be made unlawful for a cannery man or nny other  price for their fish, cash down. If I person, to supply either boms or nets  American canners can pay the price.! to fishermen for the purpose of t.vnd-  why not the Cnnndlan canners?   These.! lng the law.  are only a few samples of how thej.. j -i. One of the things wlilch would  British Columbia canners are trying I help the Government carry out tho  to crush tho life out of our fishermen. ; law effectively- (especially ir.i the Ihsuo  and the Government must come to our i of licenses this season has boon so lii-  asslstance and'put such safeguaiY',- j dlscrimlnn'.ely done) would lie to hnvo  round this .industry as shali. make it ; a bona fide .fisherman stationed In tho  impossible for the canners. to aid in  defrauding the Government or helo-  Ing other people to do it 'either.. an;1,  in  order to help do.thls the Govern- ;  olllce where licenses are Issued, either,  as the issuer himself or ns a subord-  Initp. knowing the bup|nes��, he would  see that the law Is carried out.  I  *-^���=��-.^-l��JJ.m]tfcra, THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY.  .....SEPT.  ft- 1900  THE INDEPENDENT,  ny GivO. BARTi_nr.  rURUSHKD   -WEEKLY   IN   THE   IX-  TKK13ST   OF   OltCANISliD   LABOR  BY  THE INDBl'EJCDENT I'ltlXTING COM-  1*ANY.  AT   312    HOMEIt   STREET,  VliR,   li.   C.  VANCOTJ-  Si:i5SCltll'T10N*S  IN   ADVANCE.  A week. *> cents; month, 15 cents; throe  mouths, .".', rents; six., months, 03 cents;  one -year, $1.!_���">.  ENOORSKU :11Y   TIIK   TRADES   AND  UUlOlt  COUNCIL.  SATURDAY,  . ..SKI'T.   H,   V.iOll  CLOSING OF liAI'.HKIl SHOPS.  Aid. Xcelnnds gave a notice of motion at the lust r-.guliir mieilng of the  City Council tlint he would move on  Monday night.' for a by-law to regulate  the closing- hours of barber shops. The  majority of the Alderman u pledged  themselves at the last municipal election to vote In favor of the request of  the journeymen barbers of this city,  namely, to .close all barber shops mi  Sunday. As every trade ami calling  has Its black sheep or rat to contend  .���wllh, it is absolutely necessary thai  the law', must be in favor of the majority, and we believe it Is the wish  of the journeymen barbers that the  shops be clotied on Sundays :i�� well ins  legal holidays. Tlie barbeiw work  twelve hours a day at 'present, from  S a. in. 10 is p. m��� and on Saturdays  and days before legal holiday.--, iiix-  tcen hours, from S'a. :n. to ihldnishi,  The'hotels am! saloons close nt 11 p.-ui.  on Saturdays, and why should not  the barbers'.' Again, wlivii the propos-  ed by-law is framed, a. severe penally  clause for its violation should be attached, as without'It, It Is not worth  the pa|H.r It Is written on. The workingmen of this city will stand by the  barbers unci never cease asi'iitlng until this small measure of justice :*  granted' them. Contrary to rumni'S  from certain quartern, we ljellovo��:lio  hy-law will pass, and we hope II will  be carried by a large majority.  of her dress to accommodate him-  "Excuse me, sir," she said, "hue you  are rubbing all the polish oiT my shoe."  "Is that thy shoe, mum?" he asked.  "I thowt It wor thy malster's Gladstone bag."  There can be no doubt that Mr.  Spencer is right when he speaks of  the rebarbarisatlon that is in progress-  in the Black and White Budget there  Is a paragraph stating that the employer of two Reservists at AVidnes has  "promised to pay t'he men ,1_."0 if they  brought back Kruger's ears." Three  hundred and fifty years ago the Japanese who conquered tlie Koreans  biought back the ears of those whom  they had slain, which were heaped up  in a mound near Kyoto that may be  seen to ih!s day. .But then of course  these Japanese  were heathens!  Tho following information should lie  stowed away for six months* The  skr.'ilest ' way to gel warm after ex-  -.'ostire to cold, says a medical.author-,  itv. Is to take a long breath v-ith the  mouth firmly shut. Repeat ./this sever:'! times until you li^'ii to foel the  boat relurnlng. It "requires a very  short time to do this. The long breath  qiik-kens the pulse,'* and thus causes  the , blood to circulate, faster. The  blood flows into all pans of the veins  .-'.nd- arteries and gives,, out ���'��� great  deal of heat, lt is stated that this  method of deep breathing prevents  voids and a great many other ailments  if  begun  in   lime.  namely,  paying a small fixed salary,  and   adding  a   certain   percentage on  sales.  The biggest labor union in France  is that of the railroad workers; and,  however exaggerated we may find their  demands, facts vouched for by respectable witnesses show a pitiable  condition of labor for many of the  men. A ministerial order of November 4th, 1S9U, required for the locomotive engineers and firemen on all trunk  lilies and the belt line of Paris a limit  of 100 hours of work in ten days, with  a maximum of twelve hours per day,  and corresponding long rests, aggregating 100 hours in the same period,  together with an uninterrupted rest ot  twenty-four hours every ten, fifteen,  or, as a maximum, twenty days. While  complaints are still being made that  the order was defectively drawn, and  that it is not thoroughly executed, it  has nevertheless produced a good effect.  ��� MVs Rhodes, sister or the "Colossus."  says it has been foretold to her. both  by curds and .palmistry, that her  brother will live four yeaiw, more, during which time he will achieve more  than in sill Ills previous career. 10vi-  denll:- some great disustor, is to ov.-r-  take  England.  Tho V'ishop or Truro, In a recent sermon, said that "Clod was Inspiring into  the ICnglish,character new qualities of  the highest'rank, and revealing a nature within the English race that had  nut been discovered until the African  T.ar drew aside the curtain which had  veiled lis formation. The clergy  ouirht to consider whai priests a race  should have which was showing such  u character on the veldts and kopjes  of Africa..' The noble people deserved  a noble clergy. They required it, t-nd  by God's help they ought to have It."  li seems about time that the fightl.ig  clergy dropped all reference to "peace  on earth und good will to men."  Arthur Pearson, proprietor of the  London Dally Express, informs the  public that he is losing YCiuO a day  on his paper. ;Also that lt will cost  him .'.*2r.0.000 and two years' very hard  work to cs'tablltOi his paper. The next  person who wants to establish a daily  piiper In London will have to "dig  up" criOO.OWI. To satisfy the curiosity  ol tlie readers of The Independent.we  may say tbut Us'management, being  well up In mutters of political econ-  om.v will bcuble to run the concern  with considerable less capital. However, to do this subscriptions and ad-  ���������esilsoiiienlsmust come In faster. "Let  each subscriber add the name of a  friend to the list.  Sir William Martin Conway, the  celebrated mountain climber and explorer, arrived at New York recently  on his "way to Peru. It ()s his intention  to make observations arid explorations  to obtain ^data for a new map of the  eastern slope of the Andes. He said  he had retired from serious mountain  climbing. The only serious effects, he  experienced in his climbing was moon-  tain sickness, which occurs in high .'.!-  titudes. On two occasions���once In  the. Himalayas and agiln near Aconcagua, on the Argentine frontier���the  explorer reached a height of about 25,-  000 feet. 'His explorations extend over  a period of tweiity-seven years, and  have included big mountains of both  hemispheres. On the occasion of his  highest climb ho was for eighty-four  days in the region, of perpetual snow  nnd Jce.  ."When Rossini was once rehearsing  one of his operas In a small -theatre,  in Italy .lie noticed that the horn was  always out of time. "Who 'is ' tintt  playing the horn in such tin unholy  way?" "It, is I," said a tremulous  "voice. "Ah, it is you, is'it? Well, g"  light home."   lt was- his father.  An amusing Incident was one; Old  of Catallnl. Shewas rehearsing .it the  Paris Opera House, and finding th".  piano "too high," told the accompanist  to. Her husband, overhearing the remark, promised to attend to it. After,  the rehearsal he brought a carpenter  and had several inches taken off the  less. ,.,  The mother of a- blight little t'u'oi'-  year-old had been away from inino  over night, and on her return .isl.cl:  "And how did my little girl get to  sleep Inst night without mninmaV"  "Oh," she replied, "papa twled to hI:i;���-  to me like 'on does, an' I dip '.vent to  -sleer weal twick, so I touldn't hear  . him.!'  A funny story Is gilng the rounds  o.Ythe West End Just now. Two jjen-  ��� lemon met and exohans-'ii greeting!".  The one' had an enormous ���linniond  stud-In. his shirt front, which the other  nOmco noticed and "referred to. "Ach.  Isfiiic, vhere did you get thai lovely  diamond?' You never had a stone Mite  thai. You vould 'not pay the juice. I  know you." "Oh," respondo.l Isaac,  complacently, "the diamond Is mine,  l-'do not conceal it." "Yes, yes, 1 can  see tlint," responded the other, "out  where did you get it?" "Veil, 1 vlll  nil you. iMIne uncle died and left me  .'.'is-executor. Vhen the -vill vas read  it. said he left .ClfiO for a monumental  stone, and." tupping the diamond,  "here It is."  The statistics furnished by the Upper Labor Commission of France  (Commission 'Superieure du Travail)  nre not claimed to be absolutely exact; but they are as nearly so as care  and work have been able to make  them. In 1S9S the number of industrial establishments liable to inspection  under the ia-ws'was 2D0.46S, employing  2.633,570 Workers. Of these establishments 51,915 employed only women  and girls, and 14i,SU!l only adults, leaving 95,654 with workers ot all ages and  both sexes. As to"the age nnd sex.  ol" the Workers, 60.6 per cent, were men  over 18-yeans of age, S.5. per cent, were  boys, and 30.9 per cent were women  nnd girls. The Inspectors made during  the year 144,485 visits to 122,607 establishments, which employed'"-1,872,976  persons, or 71 per cent, of all the industrial workers liable to inspection.  Certain regions of our globe must  ���vn'i a long time for a total eclipse of'  the sun to visit them. .Scotland,., for  instance, will not see another until the  twenty-second 'century, und liOndon  inuv<t possess Itself In patience for  nearly .110 years. There will, howev.r,  be a very short obscuration ,ln Kng-  landcon June 29th, 1927, llie truck ly-  lnif from the Isle of Anglesey across  Northumberland, and thence through  Norway m Sweden. The. briefness of  totality will. Indeed, constitute Its par-  llcular Interest. An . eclipse occurring  on Augu.-'t 1 lili. IBM, wlllbe visib'e  nnd total In'England, the path crons-  liH. Cornwall nnd' .Devonshire. Eager  eyes will,'no doubt,' await the plienoni-  ���-���poi. but most of the eyes or to-day  will have been closed forever.  The "typographical union of France  (La Federation Francaise des Trav-  allleures du Lift're).held its annua-lconvention on August 27th in Paris,''and  took action on several important matters, among which we notice:... The  regulation of the apprentice system:  the formation of local committees of  arbitration; the attitude of the union  to tlie composing machine;:, the organization'.of out-of-work and sick-funds;  the reduction of hours of labor; the  adoption of union labels, and the consideration of, the. alphabetical system  of type measurement..This mode union  was founded in 1SS1, and under the  devoted. Intelligent,.-'and conservative  guidance of its general secretary, August Keufer, has united upon a: firm  basis upwards of 160 local unions'with  an aggregate of.about 9,000 members  In good standing. .  they represent (except ln the case of  bodies composed of delegates from local organizations), at least six months  prior to and at time of election, but  nothing In this clause shall be construed to prevent unions or assemblies  from combining to send one representative who Is a member of one of such  unions or assemblies; provided, no-  thins in this clause shall prevent organizations -being represented not six  months organized.  All delegates will be required to produce certificates of election (blank  lorms of which are herewith forwarded) signed by the presiding olllcer and  secretary of the organization they represent and bearing the seal of the  same, where such, exists. Where two,  or more organizations have united' to  send a delegate, the credential must  bear the signatures of tlie presiding  olllcer and secretary of euch organisations and seals of the same, where  such exist.  ���Notice or election ot delegates, to-  sether with their names and addresses  and the number of nio'nbei's in the organization they represent, must be  forwarded to the Secretary of the  Congress, on or before Monday, September,3rd, 1900.  The expenses of the Congress shE.ll  be met by a per capita assessment on  the membership of the organizations  represented at Its sessions, and such  other organizations U6 may signify  their willingness to contribute to its  funds.  All organizations which have .not  contributed to the income of the Congress during the last past year, and  wishing to be represented by delegates  at any Annual Session, will be required  to pay to the Secretary-Treasurer tho  amount of one-half year's per capita  In advance, the same to count as the  instalment due and payable on the  tilth of November ensuing.  That tVie wisdom of bodies which  through any cause, may be "unrepresented by delegates, may not be lost  to the Congress, It is requested that  such 'bodies forward-, by resolution,  such views as they entertain on any  particular phase of labor, or the tenor  of any Question which' in their judgment may be worthy of discussion or.  action by the Congress.  Railway certificates are procurable  from any railway ticket agent, and  will entitle the holder to a return fare  of one-third the regular rate, provided fifty, delegates hold certificates, or  fare-and-two-thirds if under fifty.  Certificates must be signed by the  Secretary of Congress at Ottawa. ��� '.-_.  All communications should be addressed to the Secretary of the Congress, who will be haippy to furnish all  desired information.     i *  ..    IHA-LPH SMITH, M.P.P.,-    V  President; Nanaimo, B.C.  i: JOHN A. FLETT,  Vice-President,  Hamilton,   Ont.  Toronto, Ont., Ju-y ISth, MOO.'1'   '.'...  GEO.  XV.  DOWER.  '..'. Secretary-Treasurer, . ���'���  365 Berkeley.Steet, Toronto.  A Gent's (iood I.lneii Handkerchief  We Have Them  Al Ja'hk l"rl('�� fur tho Stime <inuK.  Klscwhero  from SO, 15, 20,  25fo35c Each  We hIdu l!��rry a Idirjio Assortment  llf  Clt'llUs'  1  from '���$!,.���  $l.8'5io  ���25?  170 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  A.  *VIIOI.I__AUS AND KRTAIL DRALER IN  Fish, Game, Fruit, and  vegetables.  112 Cordova St.  'Phone 442  TS ECONOMY   to como  to the- Pat,ace for your  New Fall. Suit or  Overcoat.  FINK    ItEADY-TO-rWiEAU     CLOTHING  I"*OK MEN AND IIO VS.  The atmosphere 1ms not been of suf- '  llcicntly "bracing" quality to warrant  tlie populace growing uneasy to purchase Rill and Winter clothing, but  the .Summer Suit Is done for, and ne��w  clothing of one sont or another Is a  necessity. Winter Clothing lH.l_t.lnK  bought bevause cloliiilng la need&J.  and Winter Clothing will .be mure to  one's, comlfort before many moonti.  The Palace Clothing House stock for  this season Is a lot ahead of anything  curried for mnny n day, and in point  of variety and' moderate prices, not'  forgetting that cheapness Is twit everything lu a suiit of clothes or,an overcoat to be found In Vancouver, flood  cloahlng aim-jays sells. Now clothing I*  constantly.o needed. Tills la why we  keep so busy."  ���MUX'S GENIMNB WIHPCOim  FALiL. OVKHEOATS���French- facings.  Italian lined, siilk stitched. Very  special.''$9.76.' .  ���MEN'S       SUITS-.Single     brenste-I. ,  sacks,   all   wool,   Canadliui   Uvecd,   In  .medium grey checks, lined with. Italian clotlh,., well  made,  regulai-   price.  $7.50; to-day for $4.95.  ���MEN'S TitOUSEUS-,M:ide '"''-of all  wool, fanpoiltodi English worsteds, beet  trimmings; regular, $3; to-day $1.95.  'MEN'S      WATBRiPyROOFS���potWeb-"  able cape, sown seams; 'special to-day,  $'.:ci. ���   ..  BOYS'���(All wool Canadian Tweco".  two-piece- smiits, neat paterns in brown  and dork grey, wtell trimmed; regular,  $2.50;   to-day,  $1.S5.  Neiw; furnishings for men amd boys;   .  also hats and caps in new fall styles,  just awlved.   Prices low. Y  El. tl.  IIO Cordova St.  When you want to hire a first-class  horse and buggy, go to the Palace  livery stables.  Telephone 125.        _  One of tlle hottest presidential eiini--  -pnlg-iM. over waged ill; the I'nlted  States is now In progress, anil the  cnances are good for Mr. XV, .1. Jlry-  ^a=h'^<_lei"!ti6Ii7=Tn��=i?suif*ti"f=e'^^^  is foremiKn. The Democrnts bold Hint  the fuecess of a republic depends not  on the mnlntenance'of a large-snliUrry.  which is the backbone of.a nionnreliy,  whose policy must be one uf oxpon-  ���sion,. but the reverse.  Th" people of Vancouver are ���?vi-  deiitly a trille stuck on royalty. On  Ills return from the Klondike the Gov-  I'riior-Genei'iil Is to be given u blow-  nut  that  will  be sulilcloiitly gorgeous  The prospects of the gold Uclds of  ..Dutch West Borneo are very highly  spoken of. "Never In all my travelling experience." writes ii. cnrrcKpiin-  <3ent; "lmve I seen such a, vast extent  ���of alluvinl ground as obtains In linr-  neo, and I nin positive thai, n.< n result, Borneo will shortly come '." Hi"  fore as one of the greatest goi-.l pro-  ���ducers in the world."  l._ord Salisbury, referring to Hie situation In' China recently, ��nld Hint  though tho persons slaughtered were  ���Christians,' it must not be liirisinil  they were murdered- simply becnu:...  ���the Chinese disliked their religion, it  was because the Idea prevailed there  and elsewhere that missionary work  ���was merely an Instrument by v.liir'h-  secular government achieved it? objects.  y   Curious   things   nre   often   heard   !n  the trams.   Not long   ago,    a. rough-  looking  individual   got  Into    on"  and  . took  a   seat  against  a  lady  who  did  Ynot appear Inclined to disturb the S';t  tn���innir��� mitt. t��-i n,en_msn_Tn"rtk'��r"\*irn~  eouver people Ioi;k like chumps. If  bilks wci" sutlslled to regard .Mlnto und  others of liis class as hired men who  iiiv In no way illlTvront from other  govi'rninunl iimpoyfos exi'"p't lu point  "f salary, Il would lie more pleasant  for ull partlw concerned. DenioiiKtra.  lionn in dignitaries nre nn expeiiK- lo  tin.' public and u bore to the dlgnl-  lurliHi. and If Mlnto could be rnndld  uml hold his Job he would probably  tell ibe Vancouver people to suw their  money nnd spine him the ngony of being loaded witli "eln'ii|i liver, and cheapercoiupilinents and being |oc;d nrmind  Ik-IiIiiiI .ii four-horse team like llar-  nnin's snake eluiriner oi tlio wild niun  from   Hornoo.���Snnilon  Paystreak.  i Jo Into any of the Innumerable  .���tores of I'urls. nud you will be waited  on by men or women well drenscd. iiml  apparently prosperous. They receive,  however, from low to l!0ft francs a month  only. Vet tlie placed are sn enH'O'ly  sought lhat, according to report, employ* en pay in foremen In some large  >i<tubllslniients as high an nti entire  year's salary in order to lie eilKUged.  In recent years the habit hns Increased  of "inploylng buys, who nre considered  wvll paid wllh 10 francs n month: nnd  tin- snlarlcs of the adulti. hnvfc in  niiiny cases liecn correspondingly de-  iT".-i(.ed. In company with this move-  ni-ni,   anotlier    ho1*   gained    ground;  Tho frilowingis an amusing incident  which eccured to u well-known gentleman, while endeavoring . to dischnrge  his wife's household duties: "When  owing to the illness of . his; wife,  it fell to his lot to engage a ser-  vaift girl: he felt the great .responsibility which had been thrust upon him.  He accordingly put himself in tiptop  shape and prepared to catechise the  candidates as they appeared. The first  one, of uncertain age, but of no uncertain looks, was of a decidedly homely  east of countenance. She stated her  case. "What is your name!" lie asked.  "Mary, sur." "That's too bad," he said.  My wife's name is M-nry. 'So is my  daughter's, -and II would not do at all  to have three Marys in the house, it  would be confusing." "Sure sur," she  said, "you could civil me by me last  niiine." "And ���what Is your last name!"  iiuerled llie employer. "Darling, sur."   He dld'nt.  '."HADES   ANiD    lyAHOR CONGRESS  OF CANADA.  TrTi i^OniWi'lnfifiriremiJgrS^  Councils, Central Labor Unions, District and Local Assemblies ot the  KnlghtH ot Labor, Federal Trade  Unions, and Directories of 'Industrial lirotherhood, throughout the  Dominion of Canada:  Fellow Workei'M,���The Sixteenth Annual Session of the Trades and Labor  Congress of Cnnada will l��e held in  the City of Ottawa. I'rovluce ot Ontario, commencing on Tuesday, September l-stli, IliUO, nt 10 o'clock a.m.,  un'* all labor orgiiiil'/.titlons In the Dominion lire invited to send representatives.  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By S. R. Crockett.
Mark Forrester -was no common Mark;
be was an honorable, and  consequently
. a noblo Mark. And he had oven been
marked with distinction ln university
lists. Ho was tho gilded mark at which
the bold and wary hunter of the husband
. aimed   with  cure.   But ho had as yet
. made no Mrs. Mark.
At times ho envied his brother Lord
Woodman, who, though llttlo wealthier
than himself, would, on the demise ol
Lord Griuulvoniiur,   their father, become
. a legislator of his country, and a largo
landowner, which, as tho Hon. Murk-
knew, not only Is a position of toil  uud
- dilllcultv, lint also perhaps in a few years
•may bo ono of personal dnnger and stern
.oppression; for tho example of grinding
'the /noes of landlords has bcon sot with
.'•gome success.
Ono evening ho mounted tho drlvine
.*cnt of his private hansom. The groom
'was about to step Inside, whon a gesture
from his muster warned him to go home,
.nnd the  hansom   drives  started  on his
• lonely and adventurous career. All
.along Piccadilly ho flashed like a star,
•and the In the qtilot by tho Green Park
•ono of those dramas which tho streets
so frequently offered him began to unfold Itself A woman's form, closely pursued by thnt of a mun, fled swiftly over
tho pavement; and when the pursuer
! gained upon her, she uttered a panting
,    On the impulse  of  tho  moment,   the
• cab was driven to tho curb, and stopped
close to  tho   fugitive,   who.   ns  if the
•movement   had   lieon   foreseen  and or-
-dered, at once jumped  in and  shut the
-.doors witli  a   panting   but  superfluous
."Drlvo on!"
'    "Whereto, Mumr" asked the amateur
A very pale face, not particularly
pretty, and still bearing tho infantile
.sweetness of early youth, looked up. "Is
ho gono?" slio cried—"quite goneP" '
"Half a mile   behind,   Mum,"  hero-
'.plied, in a reassuring tono; aDd received
-an address which put his London   topo-.
graphy to the test.
"One moment, cabman, please," salt!
■the young lady, whon a small villa was
-'reached In a distant quarter of London,
••and slio sprang out llehtly. adding, "I
'hnvo no change."   And she ran ln.
Mark Forrester waited and waited.
'"Was he to get his fareP Presently not
t ono lady, but four, came out of the little
;"villo, and the cabman at onco recognized
itho eldest woman as Lady  M'Whymper.
"How much?" said one of tho young
"ladles. i
"Sixpence," he replied.
'   "We don't want to impose on you, aab-
.•niiin," she said; "and however short the
-■distance, nobody charges so llttlo."
"Beg pardon, miss, I ain't nobody,"
returned tho cabman, With more truth
•tliiin she dreamed.
"Very true," the laughed, looking up
JB his face, which was a littlo above the
lamp-light, and muffled to the nose in a
'comforter assuiiind for the occasion.
'"Out you ought to have a double fare
for your kindness to my sister. And I
■wanted to make an arrangemont with
;you to take her to her singing engage-
.inents twice a week >iri future: ■ But if
.you fleece yourself in this way, the thing
will be Impossible. However, an wo aro
poor, and Mnlsie has hitherto walked
.•home on that account, I thought that a
'permanent engagement - might be contracted for; but nothing shall induco us
•to fleece honest men. even with their con-
•.sent," slio added, putting three sixpences
■into his hand.
' For tho fun of the thing ho quickly
•cought at tho offer, and Lady M'Whym-
'per, whom he knew as a canny Scots-
•woinan and strict treasurer of pence,
,'having suggested an outrageously small
'payment, he declared the sum to bo a
.princely reward; and the bargain was
■struck, not without, hesitation on the
;pnrt of tho tall girl, who , thought the
'price coo small, and who was yet ovi-
•dently so poor that she could not iiflaid
more. "I can't havo him exposed to such
.'terrors," sho mused aloud; "and yet I
'don't like to take advantage of this good
. Mark thought it was time' to close up
the llrst net of the performance, when
Lady M'Whynipcr d-'olnred she had to go
.home, and nt once she got Into tho cub.
, On starting with Lidy M'Whymper ho
.•received a card from the tailor sister with
the name Olivia Winter, and the address, _
'Xormnndy Villa, Bromley Road, W.,'
thnt. he might not fail in his appoint-
inenr. on tho following Tuesday, and
•orove off highly interested and deeply
speenlnrlng upon tho circumstances of
his novel acquaintances, and concluding
that Olivia was probably a needlu-womiui
•or former maid of Ludy M'Whympcr's,
-and that Mnlsie, hit! fare,was in.training
for tho ballet or soino supernumerary
stage employment. With all that, it was
:6trango of Lady M'Whymper to bo there
iat that time of night.
His fears that tho old Scotchwoman
-would recognize 'him wero groundless.
Having calculated the exact faro and
.given him a few pence under it on her
.arrival nt   her   lighted   house,   with Its
■ opened door aud advancing servants, she
■was in far too   great   a luirryjo^got_tho_
—-door cIosed'hetwei'irhersT'lf nhrt rho ln-
. jural cabby to bestow a glance either on
him lor his muart cab.
"iStrhlilng," sald'Mr. Forrester,   when
• his groom stepped up to take tho reins
from his hands, "havo the crest   painted
. out of the cab to-morrow, and  get me a
■ set, nf plain single harness without any
vplatlng or ornament whatever."
"Certainly, sH\"
When the appointed Tuosday csmo,
Mr. Forrester, true to his word, drew up
.at the gam of Xormandy Villa, Ave minutes lk>fnro the trystod - hour, carefully
got up in the cabman mode as to his ox-
.treini) outer man,   while  an  abstraction
• of tlm nilimuri husk would have revealed
,0 gentleman In ordinary evening  array.
His punctuality was rewarded. Olivia
'Winter opened tho door. She patted tho
neck of tho cabby's horse and asked
'"What's your name, Mr, Cabman?"
"Mark Forrester, at your sorvlce,
Miss," he replied, touching his hat not
•quite at eano under tho steady, frank
,gaze of the eyes beneath the woollen
"Mark—a nice, manly name. Are you
married, Fomtorf"
"Not exactly, MIssiT
"Not exactly? Tromming on the verge,
Forsterf I hope you will mefca a good
-Ana u you can manago lt, bring her
te see me, and I'll find out what she is
nude of. Women know women, I daro
say you think thnt she i.s not quite ln
my class; but we have given up class
distinctions, my sisters and I. We consider ourselves quite on an equality with
you," sho added, with a smile full of innocent and unconscious condescension.
"Do you, now, Miss?" ho returned,
with evident surprise; "well, now, If
that ain't queer! Ruin, I call.it." Tho
idea of a working girl on the second floor
of n littlo Cockney villa descending to
social equality with an Earl's son- tickled
"Yes, I am plain Olivia Winter; but
hero is my sister, Geraldine. Wo call her
Gerry, and she is always thoughtful, and
so she has Drought you a cup of coffee,
but mnybo you would prefer beer," and
Mark ilrank the coffeo.
Then Maisie, otherwise Margaret, appeared and was driven to her destination,
which proved to be some well-known
public rooms in which a concert was being held, and whore the cabman had tho
pleasuro of hearing his fare, who figured
in the programme under- a professional
name, sing very artistically in a trained
chorus, and once in a briof solo. Having
driven her back to Xormandy Villa,
and having been cordially thanked, duly
paid, and wished a pleasant good night,
ho finished tho evening at a brilliant ball,
whero the weariness ot conventionality
was specially borno in upon him.
Whon Mark went homo that night he
said "the conventional woman is a sham.
Sho 1b a sham because she is not free."
Then ho stood apart, and mused what
figures Olivia, Geraldine and Maisie
would mako in that gay scene I Happy
girls! born to tho noble independence of
labor, and blissful exemption from conventional fetters!
In the meantime, life had ceased to be
dull. The pleasant aroma of the cub
nights depraved the rest of tho week.
His fare always chatted agreeably and
frankly with him, though with an unconscious condescension which tickled
him immensely, and his curiosity was
kept upon the stretch by tho fact that
beyond knowing that tho thrco wero
working women, he could not tell the
occupation ot tho two older sisters,-each
of whom appeared from time to time,
bringing him tea or coffee, und bits of
carrot or sugar for tho horso, and talked
pleasantly upon general subjects, particularly politics and literature, in which
last he had much ado to keep nt a proper
level of ignorance.
One night Olivia accompanied her
sister to her destination. "I'm having a
holiday, Forster," she laughed, "and I
havo really earned it. Do you ever have
a holiday?"
"Well, Miss," he returned, with somo
embarrassment, "there's "a good deal of
sameness in tho cabman's life, to be
"I do hope you have your Sundays, nt
least," she said through tho trap, which
was frequently opened for conversational
purposes.- "I often think," sho added,
blushing with eagerness on learning that
his Sundays wero free, "what an intelligent and well informed man you are,
and what a pity it is that your calling
should prevent you from still further
cultivating your mind. Xow, Forster,
as a friend, I should like to do what
little I can for yon; and if you would
like to have lessons in Fronch, Latin,
Greek, or anything that I or my sisters
know, we should bo too happy'to teach
you of a Sunday evening—of course, if
you have ro butter engagement."
The driver felt quite dizzy for a moment, and was thankful that ho did not
drop from his elevated perch. The Idea
of tho girl knowing Greek, he thought,
and proposing to tench him, of all   men!
"Lord, Miss, to think of your knowing Greek, now! That took my breath
away, that did. I should like to have a
try at Greek. I'vo heard it's'the hardest
of tho lot and one n.s you can't turn into
ready money; and thinks I to myself,
things that'll fetch no money is worth
tho most."
"Maisie," Olivia said, in a whisper,
"I quite love this cabman. I do hope ho
won't nlarry that frivolous nursemaid
ho i.s dreaming of."
Thus, before the cabman had had
much opportunity for rcflectiqn, the eager
Olivia had engaged him to come to Xormandy Villa on tlio following Sunday
evening for his first Greek lesson.
On the following morning ho appeared
at tho house of his brother, the Hon. and
Rev. Allan Forrester, vicar of a large
London parish, into which he throw all
his youthful energies nnd largo young
"Alan,"-ho said, "I want to know
all about your cabmen."
"My cabmen, honest fellows," replied
tho honorable and reverend young mun.
smiling, "would make a pretty stiff subject for a competitive- examination. They
can't bo crammed in a minute, Mark.
Look here, dear old boy—wo have a big
tea on to-morrow night. Suppose you
come and give them a bit of a jaw afterward. Xo, you needn't preach; you're
happy ohaff will bo just the thing for
them. We have opened several new shelters, and are going to proposo a self-
supporting coffee-tavern, in which they
shall have shares. Woodman and I givo
£50 to start them."
 |_' I_wnn_t_bu_outsliono - liv—Woodman ;-
write mo down for £00. But what I
want to know Is something of the social
and domestic life of the genus cabman.
I've inadu tlie discovery, Alan, that
women and cabmen aro human beings,
and further, that while tlio universe contains human beings, it contains objects
of interest."
.So Mr. Forrester did attend a meeting
of rnhmen, and he studied the festive
attire proper to cabmen. This lie found
to consist chlelly of a liath of pomatum
fur the hair, a good deal of necktie, and
a large occasional llower tn the coat, and
all these ho himself assumed on tlie following Sunday.
"Alan," he observed, when tho two
wore returning In the private hansom,
"yo* nro a Radical and a philanthropist,
and a liberty and fraternity man, and
everything you ought not to bo, ln short.
What would you say if a man In my
position were to many a olevor, woll-
educutod daughter of a—small tradesman P"
"I should say, Mark," returned the
honorable and roverond leveller qulokly,
"that you wero an unmitigated ass."
"And you would say right," mused
tbe other. For blood is thicker than
That very nort Sunday   evening   Forrester went to Normandy ViU» tor hie
first lesson In Greek.   It   was  the first
*lme that he  had  aetn the three dsUra
(To be-continued.)
Constitution, Aims and Objects of the
Labor Party of Vancouver.
Nam'—That this party be known as
the Labor Party of Vancouver.
Objects—To study economic subjects
affecting the welfare of Labor and the
promulgation of information regarding
same; and also to 6ecure for Labor a
just share of the wealth it produces
by such means as the obtaining representation from our own ranks In the
parliamentary and municipal bodies of
the country.
Qualification for Membership.
Sec. 1. Any person may become .1
member of this Party who Is in sympathy with our principles, and who is
willing to forswear allegiance to all
other existing political parties; Provided: that three-fourths of the members of the Party ehall be wage-earners; but this restriction shall not apply
to farmers.
' Sec. 2. All candidates for membership mjst be proposed and seconded by
members of the Party; and a two-
thirds vote of the members present at
any resular meeting shall be necessary
to admit an applicant.
Sec. 3. The pledge to which all proposed members of the' Labor Party
must subscribe before being admitted
to the rights of membership in the
Party shall read as follows:
I, a member of the- Labor Party of
Winnipeg, do hereby pledge myself to
support by my inlluence and my vote
all nominees of the Labor Party in any
and all election contests as long as I
remain a member of the said Party.
' Sec. 4. No initiation fee will be
charged. The quarterly dues will be
twenty-five cents, payable in advance.
Any member six months In arrears
shall be debarred from voting on matters appertaining to the Party.
Sec. 5. "Whenever an ofllccr or member Is charged with neglect of duty,
misdemeanor, or for violating the principles of this Party, such charge shall
be presented in ,wrltlng and referred
to a special committee of five members
to be elected by the Party, and which
shall investigate the same impartially.
The committee ehall report as soon
as possible, and if according to its
report the charges be sustained, such
officer or member may be expelled by
a majority vote of the members present
at any regular meeting.
Sec. 6. The officers of this Party
6hall consist of a President, First and
Second Vice-Presidents, Recordlns and
Corresponding Secretary and Financial
Secretary, Treasurer and Statistician,
all of whom shall be nominated and
elected, with their consent only, at the
annual meeting in January In each'
year. All ofllcers of this Party shall
be elected by ballot, and must receive
a majority, of all votes cast.
Sec. 7. On an officer absenting himself from three consecutive meetings
without reasonable excuse, his oflice
shall be declared vacant.-and the Party
shall at once proceed to elect his successor. An officer so elected shall enter
upon his duties at once.
Sec. S. The elective ofllcers of the
Party shall constitute an Executive
Committee, three of whose members
shall form a. quorum at any regularly
called meeting.
Sec. 9. For the transaction of regular, business of t'he Party, nine members shall constitute a quorum.
Sec. 10. Regular business meetings
shall be held at least once a month;
and an agitation meeting, consisting
of lectures and discussion on the political situation, at least once a month.
Duties  of Officers.
Sec. 11. The duties of the chairman
shall be administrative only; he shall
possess no nominating or appointing
power on committees. All committees
shall be elected by vote of the Party.
Sec. 12. Tlie vice-president shall assist the president in the discharge of
his official duties, and fill his place in
case of temporary absence.
Sec. 13. The recording and corresponding secretary shall keep
the correct minutes of each
meeting, read and preserve all documents and correspondence, iesue all
summonses for meetings when directed by the president, drawj. and sign
all legal orders on the treasurer, and
perform 6uch other duties as the Party
shall direct, or as prescribed in the
Sec. H. The financial secretary shall
receive all monies paid into the Party,
and at the close of each meeting pay
the same to the treasurer, from whom
he shall take a receipt; he shall keep
a correct account with each member,
with full name, residence and occupation. The financial secretary shall issue a card of membership to each
member, and sign same; and shall book_
ment of dues. He shall keep the cash
Sec. 1j. The financial secretary shall
keep a book with the obligation and
constitution inserted, and shall have
Inserted from time to time ail new
by-laws that are for the government
of this Party, the said book to be signed by new members witli their full
name, address iiml occupation after
the obligation has been read to them
by the presiding olllcer.
Sec. 1G. Tlie financial secretary shall
keep an ftenilzed nccount of all receipts
and expenditures and have the siinii'
entered In his ledger. He shall make
a written report quarterly as to the
numerical and financial standing of
tlie party lor the preceding quarter.
Sec. IT. The treasurer .-Hull receive
from the financial secretary all monies
collected and give a receipt for name:
he Hhnll make no disbursements without the sanction of the Party, and only
upon un order signed by the president
ami recording secretary.
Siv. IS. The treasurer shall make an
Itemized statement quurterly for the
preceding quarter of all monies received nnd paid out by him, and submit
his books nt any time for inspection
when called upon- to do so at
any regular . meeting, and perform such other duties as the Party
may require.   His books shall be pro
duced for Inspection at the first regular meeting after any complaint has
been made and recognized.
Sec. 19. The treasurer shall file a
bond with the president of the Party
in such amount as shall be fixed by
the Party, as security for fund3 and
the faithful performance of his duties,
and he shall not at any time be allowed to hold more monies than his bond
amounts to. •
Sec. 20. The statistician shall keep
a record ln tabulated form for convenient reference by the Party on subjects
pertaining to reform government ln
this and in foreign countries, and shall
present his report to the Party, semiannually.
Sec 21.—Xo officer of this party shall
appear on nny public platform at any
meeting of any political party other
than this unless so deleguted and authorized by this Party.
Sec. 22.- Them shall be two standing
committees subordinate to the executive, viz., educational and organization.
Oi) The educational committee shall
consist of five members In good standing; and their duty shall be to select
subjects, for discussion and study,
supervise the literature issued by the
Party and prepare the programme for
each meeting.
(b) The organization committee shall
consist of one member for each ward,
•and their duty shall be to extend the
Party by agitation and distribution of
literature authorized by the Party.
Sec. 23. No member shall be appointed oh a committee, unless present
at the time of appointment, or consenting thereto. The first-named on
the committee shall be the convener
thereof, but a committee when organized can appoint its own chairman and
Sec. 24. The duties of the auditors
shall be to make an annual audit of
the books and reports ot the financial
secretary and treasurer, and make a
written report to their audit to the
Amendments'and Alterations.
See. 2ii. Notice of any amendment
to, or alteration or suspension of this
constitution must be given in writing
at a regular meeting previous to that
at which action is to be taken; and
such action shall not be taken except
at a regular meeting of the Party, and
with the concurrence of a two-thirds
vote of the members present.
Parliamentary  Rules.
Sec. 20. The rules of parliamentary
procedure shall govern this Party in
all cases to which they are applicable,
and in which they a'i'e not inconsistent
with tlle By-laws of this Party.
Order of Business.
Sec. 27.   The   order   of   business   at
meetings of "this Party ehall be as foi
1. Roll call of officers.
2. Reading of minutes.
,'!.   New members.
4. Election of officers.
,1. Correspondence and accounts.
6. Reports of organizers.
7. Reports of committees.
5. Unfinished business.
9. New business.
10. Notices of motion.
11. Good and welfare.
32.   Adjournment.
All union men In the city are hereby
notified that Donaldson & Matthews,
the Cordova street clothiers, hatters
and men's-outfitters, have just opened
out another large shipment of Union
label pants engineers, painters, bricklayers and laborers' overalls, carpenters' aprons, smocks, etc. Donaldson
& Matthews, men's outfitters, 74 Cordova street.
Henry White, general secretary of
the Garment Workers Union, in his report at the ninth annual convention
of that body, makes a statement which
every clothing establishment should
take notice of, and regulate their orders accordingly. We have always contended that if the union label was to
commend itself to the people It should
not be used on all classes of work.
There are plenty of clothing, boots and
others things made that the placing
of the label upon would be a disgrace
to tlie men and women making them
and lo the union issuing the label, so
that we .are glad to note that care Is
being taken by the Garment. AVorkers
that none. but fi_rms_\vho_ ar<__-dolng-
The best kind of work got- the label
Issued to them. K Is a guarantee to
every man that no shoddy Is done by
ihose firms and that nothing but the
best Is labelled by the union. Mr.
White says our label claims distinction- among all Others as standing for
tlie reformation of a great industry,
tlie standards of labor of which had
become so degraded that society has
been obliged to do something for Its
amelioration. Economic .students hnve
given ihe label a. great deal of attention, and it 1ms been Ihe subject of u
number of magazine articles and editorial.;. Jt it. commanding much public attention, and Is now looked upon
us the means b.v which those wishing
tin: abolition lu' the Infamous sweating slavery may en-operate for thnt
end through the power of their patronage. The label, 'therefore, should be
zealously guarded, and the conditions
under which It Is granted be made
very strict. Now that the demand for
the label Is being steadily Increased,
we can afford to be more exacting In
the conditions when giving a manufacturer the privilege of the label. We
have found it necessary also to re-
stiict our label to firms making the
better grade of goods, as we find that
unscrupulous dealers are apt to take
advantage of patrons who insist upon
For your profit
])on't Go misled by alluring AD&., but go to
the old reliable Shoe Store for the Best and Latest styles in Canadian and American FootM'ear.
Wo curry:
A. M. PACKARD'S, Brockton, Mass.
RICHARDS & BREMAN, Randolph, Mass.
J. & T. BELL'S, Montreal
AMES,  IIOLDEN'  & CO., Montreal.
J. D. KING'S, Toronto.
JOHN M'PHERSON'S, Hamilton.   .
Call and Inspect our goods before purchasing elsewhere.
The favorite Smoke
Union men smoke the Earl of Minto Cigar.
Why? Because it is Union Made.
Turner, Keeton £> Co.
Wholenole Ajjentw
the label by" palming off a cheaply
made garment for the better kind, and
pointing 'to tho label as evidence of
good workmanship. Such Impositions
have a discouraging effect upon those
who support our label, and they look
to the National Union for some protection in this respect. This is an obligation which wc much assume, and
for that reason we have adopted the
policy of limiting our label only to garments of the better quality, nnd refusing It to such manufacturers whose
methods of business are questionable.
In this way tho respect for our label
is increased and Its power for good
strengthened." Through the increasing
demand for the label wo have every
reason lo hope that It will eventually
become the guarantee not only for fair
and sanitary conditions, but that the
garments which bear it come from a
model workshop, conducted by the
firm. In the manufacture of workmen's garments, such as overalls, jackets, working pants and shirts, our
label has been notably successful, as
all 'the lending manufacturers in that
large brunch of the trade, are now-
using it, and make their goods under
the most approved conditions. The
label is now used by eighty firms, employing about 3,000 members of the
Garment Workers' Unions, a gain of
26 firms. Jn the past year 7,744,000
labels have been used, an increase of
3,244,000 over 'the previous year. Yel
here in Vancouver can be found firms
and persons who go'to the dens of
leprosy, and God knows what other
diseases, to get their overalls and other clohing made. 1'ou can go Into Du-
pont and Carrall streets, and there see
them by the dozen, packed like sardines in every available space in the
shop used by almond-eyed Mongolians
Yet you will find workingmen and others patronize these places. The day
will come when it will be impossible
for this to happen. Why are not our
factory laws put In operation, if we
have any here'.' Are respectable people
who are employing their work people
under fair, sanitary and good conditions, paying fair and union wages?
How can these merchants compete In
the market with these monsters of Iniquity, wljo go to the sweat shop to
get their work done, because it can be
done cheaper? Shame on the merchants who give their goods out by the
hundred to the Orientals v. ho can be
seen coming out of their establishments staggering under the load. And
or the ^orJaiian,_^vhat_shall_be__.said_
"of"him? Ready at all times to get his
own wages raised, yet he will go into
store after store to get his goods at
the lowest possible price. Being the
first to cry out at injustice done to
himself, and the last to give a thought
to his fellow-workers, he should nsk
himself the question, are these people
who make these overalls or anything
else getting n.< good a meal a day as
1 am? Are they getting paid fair
wnges for making these cheap goods,
or have they been made In homes
where disease is rampant? 1't Is the
object of these selfish people to get
all they can. nnd drive naif after nail
in the fotlin they prepared for the
under-fed, under-paid and under-eloth-
eil fellow-workers, who beg of him to
think of tliein when lie eiviers n store
and simply nsk for gouds with the
label on, which Is n guarantee that
everything is right and they are getting all that they should. Workingmen, will you nover slop to think
and ask yourself the question, "Am
I my brother's keeper?" Depend upon
It, If you do and begin to calculate the
many llltle things' that go to make
up life In this world, you will learn
thnt you are your brothel's keeper.
You are responsible for innumerable
wrongs, which are being perpetrated
to-day or, hundreds of thousands of
men, women and children.
J. H. XV.
From Their Vnnnimn, Soutlifield nnd
Protection Island Collieries,
Steam, Qas  and
House Coal
0/ tbe Fnlloirfng Grades:
Double Screened Lump,
Hvn of tlie Miriet
Wnshed Nut nnd
Screen In k*»-
SAMUEL M. IIOMN'S, .Superintendent.
VftiiijouvcrCity, B. C.
Canadian v
ABB YOU taking a vacation? If si>r
we would like to send you some
literature about Banff Hot
Springs," "The Great Glacier or
1 the Selkirkt.." and the magnificent
hotels there operated by the Cana-
 cHan-Paciflc-Rnflwuy.—Cheap- E_f^_
cureion Hates made from all Pacific Coast .points.
OR, IF YOU are going East take your
Tickets by the "Imperial Limited"
and spend a day or two at our
mountain resort*. You will benefit
by lt and enjoy it. •
Apply  to  nny  Canadian  Pacific  Railway Agent or to
A.'■.!'.... Ticket Agent,
Vancouver, II. O. -US Hinting* St..
Vancouver, B. C.
$1.25 a Year
IBiiilBliiifiWftnri jr*-^--"7 THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY .'. .SEPT.  8,   1900  Birth.  XlAVlS-On Sunday, September 2nd, 1900,  tlie wife of W. Davis, 1*12 Might li avenue, of a son.i  r  The rate for classified advertisements is  ono cent a word, but no nd. will be in-  eerted for lecss than 25 cents.  Union Directory.  VANCOI.'VIIU THADKS   AND   1.A1IOU  Council, rrcsident. Jos. Dixon; vice-  Vri-sideni. J. Morton: *i-crei:u-y, .1. C.  ainrslmll, P. O. Hex lr.'.i; flnaueliil secretary, F. Williams: treasurer, .1. IVarey;  statistician, W. U:ivis; serge:iul-:it-ni'nis.  .1. Dodo. l'iirli:iim'niai-y committee���Chairman, John lVnrey; si-cretary, J. Moi'lou.  aireting���Klrsi nod third Friday in each  TOr.nlli, nt 7.5n li. m., lu Itnlon Hall, corner  XHinsmuir ami Homor streets.  "VANCOU'R TyPOGUAPHlCAJL. UNIUIV  No. -3S, meets the last Sunday in each  month at Union hull. President, B. Ij.  Woodruff; vice-president. J. C. Marshall;  Becietary, J. F. Watkins; P. O. box 66;  treasurer, XV. Brand; sergcant-at-nnms,  Guss J. Dunn; executive committee���  Chairman. J. C. Marshall; Ceo. Wilby,  C. S. Campbell, G. T. Dutton, XV. Armstrong. Delegates to the Trades and Labor council; J. C. Marshall, Geo. Wilby, C.  S. Campbell.  ���STHB15T   KAUAVAY   MEN'S   UNION-  Meets second aud fourth Saturday of  each month,, in Sutherland1 Hall,.'corner  Westminster avenue and Hastings street  at 8 p. m. President. Robert Brunt; vice-  president, H.-.Vnnderwarke; secretary, li.  O. Thomas; treasurer, 3. Jenklnson; conductor,., A. Russell; warden, G. F. I.en-  testy; sentinel, John Paxnian; delegates  to Trades andI.iubor council: John Peary,  Ii. O. Thomas, Prince Perry, Jas. Barton,  Geo. Lcnt'esty.  "RETAIL, CDBRlS^lNTERNATlONAb  ��� Piotectlve Association, l_oeal No. 279.���  President, G. B. Kerfoot; lirst vice-president, J. It. Jackson; second vice-president, J. Murray; recording secretary, XV.  3. Orr, 317 Harris street; financial, Mr.  J. "White; guide, L\ A. Meagher; guard,  Ij. Parent; treasurer, D. McLean; grievance committee, John Peters; T. A. Phillips, E. E. C. Johnson; Trades nnd Labor  council delegates, John Peters, E. E. C.  Johnson, P. A. Meagher; finance committee,-P. A. Meagher, E. A. Tcelzel. Meeting every first and third Tuesday in tbe  month, in Sutherland's hall, Westminster  avenue.  INTERNATIONAL; BRICKLAYERS  and Masons' Union, No. 1, of B. C���President, Jas. JeiCt'rey; vice-president, Wm.  Barker; corresponding secretary, T. A.  Harman;' tlnanclal secretary, Wm. Taite:  tyler, XVm. Braniga. Meets every, Monday  'evening in Union hall.  ���������UNITED, BROTHERHOOD. OF CARP-  " ENTERS nnd J Diners���Moots every second and fourth Thursday in Union Hall,  room No. 3. President, Wm. F. McKenzio.  4S7   Ninth   avenue;   vice-president,   Hugh  ; Wllson;: secretary, AYE. -CoEfin, 730 Nelson Street; financial .secretary, XV. Pal-  ccner; treasurer, Geo. Walker; conductor.  Hen*. Carrol; warden, Jos Dixon: dele-  Kates to T. and L. council. Jos. Dixon.  Robt. Macpherson, H. Wilson.   ..  THE PACIFIC COAST SHINGLE  WEAVERS' UNJON - meets every third  Sunday in each.month nt 3 p. m. In Union' Hull, corner Dunsmuir and Homer  street. R-. J. Neary, president; R. E.  Itowe. secretary, liox (737, New Westminster.--.Visiting brethren'invited  to attend.  ilNTERN'ATlOiNAL .-ASSOCIATION OT''  : MAOH1N-1STS���Beaver,Lodge,,N6. 1S2-  :Meets 'second! and' fourth Wednesday in  t'neh month in Union Hall. President. 'Will  MacClain; vice-president, . Thos. Littler:  corresponding secretary. Win. Beers. i*>23  Tt'cliartls street; financial secretary, II.  TtfcVety, 1102 Seymour street.  "JOURNEYMEN'-TAILORS'   UNION   OF  . AMERICA. No., 17S���Meets '.alternate'  Mondays in room 1, Union Hall. President.* F. ��� Williams;   vice-president.   Miss  ., Barker;  recording secretary. II. 'iBurrUt;  . Jluanelal secretary; Miss McLennan: treasurer,*'H. Neilson; sergeant-at-arms. J-  3.1aoust. .  Meetings.  ,!���':'P.' 6. -E.-VANiCOUVER AERIE NO; 0,  . P.'O- E.. meets every'Wednesday night,  *nd second Wednesday only of the months  ���"ot.July, August and Septemiber.i,Visiting  ���memlbers welcome. H. W. Pindley, W. P.,  Province oflice; S. R. Robb, XV. S.,  .World oflice.  i:"b. O. F..M. U.���LOYAL THINE FOR  EVER lodge, No. 7392, moots every second and fourth Tuesday iin,the'month in  the hall, over Harvey's store, corner of  Hastings street and Westminster avenue, Vancouver; sojourning brethren cordially Invited. F. Black. N. G.; R. W.  Partridge, secretary.  Real Estate.  ' ��� ��� ���, REAL ESTATE SNAPS.  HOUSE   AND   TWO   LOTS   ON   FAIR-  VIEW, seven rooms, nice garden, fenced, sheds in rear; only $SS0; easy terms; a  bargain   worth  looking  up.  T.   Mathews,  ^jW^HnaHn^KtrnM���^- Y-���:_Y   HOUSE AND LOT ON BARNARD ST.���  ��even rooms, in good repair: price $900:  terms to arrange. T. Mathews, -117 Hustings Street.  TWO   LOTS  ON  TRAM      LINE-Corner  Vennliles and   Park   Drive;   size  3.'lxi:'2:  price $!2*�� each. T. Mathews. 117 ilastings.  FIVE   I_OTS   ON   GRAND   VIEW-ONE  block from Tram line: only Jfio per lot.  ..These-are snaps. T. .Mathews,  117 Hastings Street.  FIVE   ACRE    TRACT-ON    VICTORIA  road���About three-miles from the City:  good   soil;  easily cleared;   uuly S>00.     T.  Mathews, 117. Hastings Street.  l_OT ON NELSON STREET-FInc view of  English  Buy;  only $7i7:  a  bargain.. T.  Mathews,. 117 Hastings Street.  To Let.  TO   LET-CLEAN,   WELL     FURNISHED rooms for light housekeeping, suites  of two, $.. ami *-S per month.. Apply room  19, 220 Keefer Street.  The manufacturers of union labeled  ���clothing. In, Canada are: ������ AVinnipeg.  Wan.,Hoover Manufacturing Company;  Pundne, Grafton & Co.; London, London Pnnte and Overall Manufacituring  Company; Montreal. Mark Workman;  Stratford, Stratford, Clothing Com-  liany.  .:''''������'���'*������ Y   .- ''���'' '.:'' ''.Y'''���'".'- '���' V'V *.  TORONTO  VS.  WESTLMINBTER.  ���Following is a summary oi* the great  ������lacrosse con test at Toronto on Labor  Bay:  First goal���New Westminster; scored by  S. G. Peele in 3 1-2 minutes.  Second���Toronto; C. Quarrie, 7 minutes.  Third���Toronto; E. McLean, 10 minutes.  Fourth���New Westminster; A. Ttirnbull,  18 1-2 minutes.  Fifth���Toronto: w. Greatrix, 1 minute.  Sixth���New Westminster: XV. Gifford. 11  1-2 minutes. "  Seventh���New Westminster; Ryall, 10  seconds.  Kinhth���Toronto: Qnarrie. "�� t-t minutes.  Tlio first gnal w.nt to New Westminster  on a shot }>y Stanley l'eele, friun a eon-  siderulile distance out, Oddy chrckin.; the  giinl-kccper. l'lay during this game was  vi-l'y even.  In 111.- si'coiid game llie Torontns bad  all the best nf It. but the Westminster  di fence kept the local home at bay until  finally, "ii a pass from'Jimmy Murray,  ���."harlli' (..Uiarrie scored on a long shot.  Mel.'.'in si'ored the third game after a  nice rim by Quarrle and Murray.  lu the fourth game. Alex. -Turnbull hit  the post and Referee Ross allowed the  K'-al.  Tlio fifth game was scored by Greatrix.  Quarrie shot and missed and Pringle sent  in a. shot. The ball was stopped, but dropped In front ol the flags and Bill Greatrix  scooped it, through.  W. Gilford' made a pretty run in the  sixth game and passed to Lynch, who  beat  1-lunley with a  quick throw.  Lynch got the ball in Ihe face-off iu  ihe seventh game and passed to Ryall .who  scored almost before the Toronto defence  bad  commenced  to  move.  Things looked blue for Toronto with but  a*short time to. play, nnd New Westminster In .the lead. Stewart and Wheeler  icok advantage of the chance to desert  tlle defence, however, and took the ball  to New Westminster territory, when a  pass .to Quarrie. who sent inyii. magnificent'shot, from away out, did the trick  and evened the score.  Quarrie and Murray came near scoring the winning goal in the five minutes  left, but failed by the narrowest of mar-  Bins. ;  The Toronto? wanted to play when time  was up.  But  New Westminster  refused,  and the game was called off.  ADMITTED TO THE ASSOCIATION.  Montreal. Sept. 4.���At a meeting, of  the Canadian Amateur Athletic Association here this afternoon, the British  Columbia Amateur Lacrosse Association was admitted to membership.  WILL NOT VISIT WINNIPEG.  Winnipeg, Sept. 4���Tt Is learned with re-  e;ret by ail lovers of lacrosse., that there  is no possibilllyof tlie'New Westminster  team appearing .in Winnipeg in a game  with'plther of the local teams.  FROM   LORD  ROBERTS.  Tlie day Kitiiborley wus relieved a  new son arrived at the home of air.  and Mrs. John Lilley. 002 Ninth avenue,  Mount Pleasant: and on the suggestion of his fellow workmen he was  named Ifrederiek iltoberts Kimberley.  Mr. Lilley's eight-year-old son. thought  that Lord Roberts should be informed  ot" the tact. The following letter shows  that although the great general is concerned with big affairs, small ones are  not forgotten:  Pretoria, 2ml.Inly, 1900.  John Llllley,  Esq:  Sir,���Iain desired by Lord -Roberts! to  acknowledge the receipt of your letter,  and to thank you for itY His Lordship  sends every good- wish for your little  son whom you have named Frederick  Roberts Kimberley., Yours faithfully,  N. -CHAM'BERLAJN,. Colonel. "  Private Secretary.  PROFESSIONAL UNIONS.  There is no class of persons that  has aa little sympathy for trades unions of workingmen as the professional  class, yet there is no class of persons  that .maintain such perfect trade unions for themselves as this same professional class, .says an exchange.  -Members! of the legal profession have  established an., ideal trade union. This  trade union has absolute control of the  profession in every court of law and  iu,nearly every.civilized country. No  man can plead a case as an attorney  without having made.application and  -haying been received into the.lawyers'  trade union, known as the "bar." The  power of this lawyers' trade union is  so great that, judges bow in submission  ito its rules and regulations. The Medical .Association,.'' the doctors' union,  prohibits any person, lest he be recognized b.v such trade union, prescribing  medicine for the relief of the ���afflicted.  They have also established professional ethics that are as binding on their  craft as are 'the ethics of labor unions.  -T.he^_inetlicnl=__p_i_gj_ession^_denounce._as  "quacks" doctors who ignore the rules  of the medical trade'union just as labor unions denounce'as ."scabs" work-  inginen who ignore the ethics of labor  unions, and a .'/working card," a diploma, must be In -the possession of  tlle medical practitioner before he  earns a dollar at his trade. The professional trades unions have been far  mure successful In tlie protection of  their craftM ilmn hnve labor unions!  While labor bus been denounced by  many good people for attempting to  secure legislation beneficial to labor,  these professional gentlemen have  .quietly,secured laww that effectually  prevent "scabbing" by non-union professional men. "Tlie lawyers, tbe doc-  tore., the dentists, the druggists, have  nil secured laws which prevent Incompetent persons working at their respective trades, yet when a labor union attempts to accomplish these same results these same professional gentie-  meiiljoin In tlie cry of "Down with  tyrannical labor unions."  Patronize home Industry.  Londoii, is to have a permanent German theatre.  -There are over 20,000 aristocrats occupying European prison cells-  Messrs.   Clarke  and   Sutherland   recently  found  a gold  nugget weighing  48 ounces and 12 pennyweights, on  Boulder creek, Atlln district, says the  Atlln Claim.   It will be sent to Paris.  Let your union be your politics.  Ask  for  goods  bearing    tlie    union  label.  It  pays   to  advertise   in  Tho  Independent.  ���The   full  parade  drc��s  of  a   British  Hussar olllcer costs about   Ctfj.  Mas' your union an advertIcieiiiei't In  The Independent.    If not, why not?  Did you got a new subscriber for  The Independent this week. If not,  why not?  Do you rend The Independent? If you  don't, you uliould. It Is the on|y reliable paper on labor mailers in the  city.  "Sluire," said an Irishman In ono  of the police courts, "half t.he lien  tow-Id about mo by'the miyburs isn't  thrue."  . Every union .man should subscribe  to The Indqpendent and get another  subscriber to takfi lit also, and' thus,  spread ;the light: ��� D .      .  ���Do you take The Independent? When  other papers fall to support your cause  in time of trouble It will fearlessly  speak the truth for you. �����  "Now, Nellie,", said the governess,  "what Is memory?" Nellie considered a moment. "The thing we forget  with, 'Miss Graham," she answered at  last.  Queensland Is being converted into  a large orange orchard. The Australian orange ripens at a time when  other countries, cannot provide the  .Trait.  The ranks;ot" labor have always had  an element called "knockers" to contend'with;: but there are not enough  ot them to keep the. progress of the  unions back in Vancouver.  A bird's-eye view of the sanitary situation of Europe shows.that it: ls< the  damp,/chilly, cloudy north which is  healthy, and the dry, warm, sunny  south  which Is'unhealthy. ,  UNION BARBER SHOPS.  The! following Is a complete list of  union barber shops.in Vancouver. Is  your barber on the list?  J. H. Stevens' barber shop, Pender  street. ���'  . " '      ..:"-,  Elite barber sIiod. Hastings street..  Bon ! Ton barber: shop, Hastings  street.-. ���    ���.���.������������ ������' ���  Porcelain Baths, Cambie street.  Harvie & Ellis, Caiubie street.  Savoy Barber Shop, Cordiva street. V  Golden Gate shop, Abbott street.  Smalley's Barber Shop, Cordova  street.";:     - ��� "! .'.  Boulder Barber Shop, Cordova and  Carrall streets. !   ** '-������',',  The Whittter Barber Shop, .Carrall  street. ������' . "���'. ���  Oyster Bay Barber Shop, Carrall  street.'-.'    '-.���.������'.  .Union Bai'ber Shop, Carrall street.  ��� O. K. Barber Shop, Hastings street,  east. ;  ,C. D. Morgan, Mount Pleasant.  �� THE   LABOR 'PLATFORM:  At the 1S9S session of the Dominion  Trades and Labor congress held in  Winnipeg,, the following plaform was  adopted. We would especially commend it to the consideration of , the  workers of British Columbia at the  present time:  1. Free compulsory education,  2. Legal working day of eight hours  and six days a week.  3. Government Inspection of all industries. ''  ������������  4. The abolition of the contract system on all public works.   -,������'.  5. A minimum living wage, based on  local conditions. .  6. Public ownership of all franchises,  such as railways, telegraphs, -. wa'ter-  ���works,=llgliUng,-ctc. ���-���-���-^^-���--'-  7. Tax reform, by lessening taxation  on industry and Increasing lt on land  values. ���  S. Abolition of the Dominion senate.  9. Exclusion of Chinese.   -.  10. The union label on all manufactured goods, where practicable, on all  government supplies.  11. Abolition of child labor by children under 14 years ot age; and of female labor In all branches of industrial life, such as mines, workshops,  factories, etc. '������'.'.  12. Abolition of property qualification  for allpublic olllces.  13. Compulsory arbitration of labor  disputes.  14. Proportlonul representation and  the cumulative vote.  15. Prohibition of prison labor In  competition with free labor.  AMERICAN  FEDERATION   OF  LABOR  PLATFORM.  1. Compulsory education.  2. Direct legislation, through the initiative and referendum.  3. A legal'work day of not more than  eight hours.  4. Sanitary inspection of workshop,  mine and home.  5. Liability of employers for -injury  to health, body or life.  6. The abolitlon'-'of the contract system in ajl public works, i,  7. The abolition of the oweatlng system.  8. The municipal ownership ot street  cars, waterworks, gas and electric  plants for the public distribution of  light, heat and power.  9. The nationalization of the telegraph, telephone, railroads and mines.  10. The abolition of the monopoly  system of land holding and substitution therefore a title of occupancy and  use only. . "  11. Repeal of conspiracy and penal  laws affecting seamen and other workmen incorporated ln the federal and  state laws of the United States.  12. The abolition of the!' monopoly  privilege of Issuing money and substituting therefor a system of direct issuance to and by the people.   ,  SUBSCRIBE!    FOR    THE     INDEPENDENT,  $1.25 A YEAR.  All  the new   styles  Ut    ^I.iNl'KAOTUKEI'K'  Thicks. From $2.50  up. Pond for catalogue of photogra'pic  supplies.  BABLEY BROS. CO., Ltd.  JtOOKS, STATIONKKY, I'HOTO SUPPLIES, ETC.,  l!JS Cordova Streot      -     -;   .Vancouver, It. C.  If you want vour  cyos* tested call on  oiir doctor of optics. Ho will tost  free of cliarno.  Davidson IIkos.,  The Jeweler.  Vancouver to New  Westminster and the     ��  Fraser River.      <*      &  A BEAUTIFUL TRIP ON THE MAGNIFICENT ELECTRIC CARS. Y,:  Leaving Carrall street every hour,  from 7 a; in. till -10 p. m.- (Saturday  and Sundays, 11 p.m.)  Last car from New Westminster, ,9  p. m. (SaturdaysY and Sundays, 10  P. m. ;'���'' .'-���:'Y- YY, :.  Y  'FARES���Single, 35 cents; return, 60  cents. ���������'.;'     -:... ���'  SPECIAL    SUNDAY'EXCURSIONS.  Tickets for sale at office only.  Y ROUND TRIP, FIFTY CENTS.    Y  13. C. ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO., LD.  J. BUNTZEN,  Gen. Mgr.  THE     ...  INDEPENDENT  is the only paper west of  AVinnipeg that gives the  "WHOLE news, without  exaggeration in connection with live lahor matters. Its columns are  also open to all who have  the cause of labor at  heart. ���  Don't You Think So?  ������.If you do. why don't you  subscribe? It's not much  ���a mere drop in the  bucket���one  dollar two  '���'-���     bits!       ���:������"';���;...''   '���-; ;"  What About Advertising?  Well, if you w^iit to  reach the brawn and  sinew of Vancouer and  ������ ������ Y the outlying districts, the  only medium that guarantees good substantial  support from the men  who toil is the workiim-  liien s organ���  THE .INDEPENDENT.  i**t;t*^rfA^A^  ocoo-  JtlCjCGU'  -<^^^ini  Chas. Woodward Co.,  KOIIMEKLY C. WOODWARD.  LIMITED^  Cor. Westminster Ave. and Harris St.  Mail Orders Solicited.  3i dozen large size  . " Linen Table Napkins  SI a Dozen  Friday  anil   Saturday  only.  Men's Underwear  We offer 100 suiis of heavy wool  itmler'Vi'ar nt 75 cents a .sult.aThIs  figure is below wholesale prices.  The goods are well miiile, douhlc-  hreusted and of a blue gray color.  See them in llie window.  Tapestry liable Covers  'For Friday and Saturday only.  at SI.50.  Boot and Shoe Dept.  'Everything to suit. High quality,-latest   style,   low   prices.  We are solo agents for tlie "Empress" Slioes for women.  Stationery Dept.  Doll Cabs, Go-Carts, Express  Wagons,   selling at reduced prices.  Wall,Paper, tl cents a. roll, bonier  1 cent per yard.  Grockery and Glassware  Drinking   Glasses.   50c,   GOc, . 75e,  per doz.  Gloss Table Sets, 40c set up.  Glass .Lumps, _Sc  each  up.  OO  % CleveEand and  f       Tribune  icyc  ccccccccco  SOLE AGS*-NT,      A  24 Cordova St. J  ^lcLennan$  r^icfecly &  WHOLESALE AND   RETAIL  DEALERS   IN  Shelf mid Ikavv  SOLE AGENTS FOR: Electric Rubber Belting; Beardmore  Double and Single Leathe r Belting; Majestic Ranges; Janiete  Stewart's Wood Stoves; Valentine's "Varnishes and Colors; Fair-  bank's Scales; Giant Powder Company's  _���  0  ��_  e  Also,the Registered Brand of  SUNSET Axes,    Saws,.   Shovels,  Spades, .Cutlery,   Razors. Hammers, Hatchets, etc.  MAIL  ORDERS  RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention.  YOUR WIFE/ LIKES :H\���Yaur wife  Is proud to wiaIk -with you; wflien others -turn to admire, as'they do iii.vti-ri-  ably. winsn'.you wear clothes made' by  us- 'Jlliere is ail air distinctlive and always discernible plainly ���-. aiboiit our  up-to-date suits that pleases its o(wner  no. less than his wife and friends. '-.  pAN. STEWARTS  130 Cordova Street.   ;      /  for $2  $2.SO^ $3  HATS  To Clear Off Stock lio-  foro   wo' open   tlio  " .    New Goods.  W.T. FARRELL,  Kmploymentfintl Gcnerol Attcnt,, .,  Real ISnttite cinct Insumnce liJroUei" ���  Arcliltcctunl J'hms   and   rursiict-tivcs  Tiupared.  ��� Farm nnd Timber T-nnds,.Business 'iih(l''Kesi v  dentinl City Property for stile."-���Special1 iitten- ���  tion given to selling'nnd.'renting-house- mid  store property; rents >collected;   experienced  valuator.,-~    :      >   ' ,,-,:--'v;y'j'''(.  Room 7, ThompHon-Oulc J-iloclc.   , ���  519 Hastings St., Vancouver*  The"  ���  ISC  Ilavingthe Only Up-to-l)iitc Grill Itoom   Q<-  j  ln 11. C. whlcli in h-clf i*.' a gutirnntee   u  5  o�� 11 Flrnt-Cliiss Hotel und Rc.-tuuriint . .   O  300000000C900000000i30COCCOO  Seymour Streeet,  If, you -want a Flo*t, a Banner.  ��� or. any kind of a Decoration for .'���  the big Celebration, be sure and  ���call.on ' .-'" ;.--:. ' ���'"'-..-.,' .  THE  20 i;o:inov.\  SliiKKI'.  o..ar=��   ; Wines, Liquors and Citrurs  670 Granville St., Vancouver  Telephone Dili.  NOTICE.  Wo ar^ again offering a Scholarship  free for tuition and books to the student  01' Public Schools of Vancouver passing  into the High School at the coming examination with the highest marks In Rending, -.Writing,.,Spoiling,: Grammar, Composition and Arithmetic.  For conditions apply to the Principals  of, the! Schools or.tho undersigned.  Tlie II. I}. A. Vogd Ooinmcrciiil t'ollfigo  P. "O.'Box 317.        '." Vancouver,  B.  C.  iQioBESign Works  811 Homer Street, Vnncouvcr.  ~ Tnos. SiiAur, Mnniiger.    ._  WE.ARE SPECIALISTS. '  We nre - prepared tn. supply  nil your wiinta." Kvery pur-'  . cluiser slinll get full vnluu  for. their money. .Make out  your list.nml come to���  GALLOWAY'S..  139 Hastings an<l!.    }\  4rcatle  'ISlll,IK,BSlS;r  I   or other light articles at verv reftHonablc-*  9   rates.   AUSTIN & JORDAN, G01 ToweU St. .


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