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 tl  v.i  A.   ('    ({   i    a    V j:   \  ���   ��� i   (\ {    i '",-��� W-,    /)[   A., 'i .i"  g^-%,.^ v, ������sv-..-\vi.-:---.<Vv > >���:��������� w ���      r"*--i.-' v   -.,--*���v '.-���������"{���  0  ft'Eff YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO  Tho oldest and largest International company ln the world.  Supervised by S2 governments.  Fred Cockburn ��� District Mgr.  Flack Block, Vancouver.  B. C. PERMANENT LOAN AND  SAVINGS CO.  Authorized Capital   -    ��0,000,000  Subscribed Capital   ���   ���   1,500,000  .  Assets over    - ��� -    -:   -     300,000  Head Ofllee 321 Cambie Street, Van  couver, B. C.  I\t��  VOL. 3.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 13, .1901.  NO. 16.  RAILWAY STRIKE.  Mr.* Taylor,  M. P.'I'.. Informed The  ' Independent  that  the  trackmen  must  win   in spite of false reports 'Issued by  the company.   He is indignant'at the  way  tlie provlnciall  government  have  '-been supplying aliens und special constables, hut says that the1 government  harve found out their mistake and are  ���trying to get out of it.   They" must,  however, give an account of their ac-  ���  tion. : '���.   ������  ���Mr. Tatlow, M. P. P.. Is Interesting  himself with Mr. Taylor on the same  _subjeet. These two gentlemen, will,  no doubt, make .It Interesting for the  Dunsmuir government for their nefarious work -when the house meets.  They 'have plenty of -affidavits to prove  itfieir case and it will be hard for the  government to get away from the  facts.       '"*  The situation seems to be that while  man on the western sections  have  in  many ���instances returned to work, the  eastern men are standing out.���Toronto  Star.      Eastern     dispatches   state  that the strikers   that  are returning  to ivork in work in droves.   According  to 'the dally .papers  the  strikers here  don't know whether they are at work  or not.   Wouldn't It jar you?  '/The daily press 'is still pegging away  in the  Interests of  the  C.   P.   R.,"by  ..?   printing  so-called   "press  dispatches"  built especially to  order at .Montreal,  charging the strikers with all ..sorts ,6f  bad deeds.   Sometimes the'reports pat  the strikers on the back and tell them  that they have .no .faith .in ithelr leaders,   so  are  returning ,  to    work.   On  other occasions they say in effect that  .'���'  they, are a  blackguardly lot  and are  ;.'', led to do their djrty work1 by crafty  Yankees, who take this method to dls-  i-.   rapt "the C. P. R.   People .are getting  onto this gush and are stronger than  ever   wllh   tlie   men.   When   a"strike  happens to give bade talk to some notorious' "scab" he is summoned before  the cadi as the ���'perpetrator of a?"das-  iardly.; deed," but when special cpnstajf  .   bles try to coerce men to work.the pa--  ���  pers are as dumb as oysters.   We have  , a  "free  .press"   in   Canada,   we* don't  think.    ��� _   ���.;  '  The committee' ;at .Montreal report  tliiat "advices received from various  parts of the system inform ?us 'tihat the  men are more determined, 'than? ever.  Tlhey tell us to stand illrm, that, the  y' company cannot starve usout, or coin-  pel us* to kneel under the lash and  tyranny of well paid officials. .Your  ;��� committee -has been liiformed,,.'by what  , it considers a reliable source, that one  ��� of the oflicials stated It was the intention of the company to spend ten millions of dollars before ithey would allow  the mu'inteiia.nce-of-way nien: to beat  them.. These officers of the company  are willing to expend more in a fight  Against us and in opposition to night  and justice than it would cost to give  us all we are asking for, in twenty  years, notwithstanding we-helped to  create and '.pile'.up-the wealth they are  now. 'lighting, -and llntend to fight us  with. "'They are opposing ns with  .money that .Is ours by irlght.' It takes  men to; operate railroads. ' Let us  show them ithat we 'are men and cannot be deprived of our just rights even  ���with ten millions of dollars surplus,  which they -have laid away to fight us  with, and which represents our sweat  and toil for years." .  brand. Their names should be drupped  from the roll of honor and tlieir pictures  turned to the wall.  The Ashcroft Journal says that Imported men are meeting with decidedly cold receptions from merchants and  hotel keepers along this section at  least. Sad to relate, 'the edict has gone  forth that the special constables on  the. railroad must now get down to  work with the prosaic pick and shovel  Several of the specials from this section being now reported as doing the  piok and shovel act near Pennies. It  is a good .rule if you cun'c say anything  In a man's favor not to say much'  about him and in consequence we have  not much to say about special constables. '-���.'���  ==TiicrSiufdb1r.l'uy.^  the strike situation says that "it is it sad  commentary on the bravery, loyalty and  spirit of the Strathcona Horse that ex-  members of that body are hiring themselves out as special constables to help  the C. V.'14. defeat the trackmen. If  over a strike on Clod's green earth wns  justified this one is, and the Stnithcona  mercenaries who hire out to heat the  .-.truckmen down are moral and sociological prostitutes, who,. hy accepting  jneces of silver for helping to rob others  of opportunity to live free, nre thereby  selling their own freedom. Where one  is bond none are secure in freedom, and  the next revolution of the mevitaole  may hind the Stratliconit specials on the  section. If these specials starved in the  Btreets tomorrow this journal could not  spare them a sigh of sympathy. Men  who by becoming scabs would plaster  with contumely the honored name of  Strathcona's Horse deserve no laurels  for past deeds and no favors in tlie  future. Of all the overworked, underpaid, uneducated and downtrodden  trackmen from the Atlantic to the Pacific, there is not one, Dago, Chink or Jap,  who would stoop so low as to play the  part these Strathcona specials are playing.    Prostitute,    not  hero,   is   their  AT VANCOUVER.  To tlie Editor of -The IsiiKi'KxniiNT:  Sir,���While capital closes its eyes to,  and denies, that Justice ;'s due to humanity there will be continual friction  between: the toilers in our common  heritage and the*drones who.live and  grow fat on tlio iproduct of our labor.  The present strike, or, in other words,  the abstention from labor, a. very practical manifestation of sacrilice^-on the  Part of miserably paid, and badly used,  class of laborers in.the employment of  the Canadian "Pacific. Railway, is .the  result of a denial of justice.  These men endured, patiently, the  heavy hand of their master,Jand the  jibes and Insults of their master's suckers because they were not united for  their ow,u common good. However, tlie  hour came when every man straightened his back, lookedhis "boss" in the  face, laid down his pick and 'ishovil.  and said "l cannot, and will not, work  for; that ^miserable criitnb-^oiie dollar  ���and twenty-five cents a."day"  If those who manage, for the aionee.  the destinies of the C. P. R. had been  more wise, the exercise of a (little justice-on their part would1 have averted  the present con'llot, and the traivellnlg  'Public would mot. be subjected to the  present Inconviences in travelling.  :   The C.  P."R.  Co.'s appeal' to  public  sympathy with specious arguments, absurd statements, and figures clothed in  ���garments made in the C. P...14. offices,  all  of which.'have  a very great, tendency to mislead the public, and,it is.  therefore,    our  duty   to   take  up   the  cudgels,In our own defence, hence my  reason: for, encroaching-.upon your columns which are open to the poor'man.  Since . the inception  of  the  strike  the  company have been most nssidious in  their attempts to mislead the strikers  find scare them back to ithelr mess of  ���pottage.   .AV.ith   this    object,   in  view,  "messages"      and    "authentic ���statements" have been published in. our local dailies in large type to the effect  that "the strikers 'in the east are disgusted with Wilson and are returning  to their work again;" "all gangs filled  up;" "the Atlantic division In complete  -working  order."   These . false    statements  were dished    up    for   strikers  on   the  Pacific  division,    and  similar  statements were published In the eastern papers .regarding the western and  Pacific " divisions.      Such    statements  were  made  two  weeks ago.     If they  were true, how: is it that ail trains are  running  late  and  t'he   fast    Imperial  limited has turned out to be the slow  Imperial 'Unlimited?  'The strikers are sojid and'determined.'.knowing, too well, that if they lose  ithey will have  to accept a lower pay  and  be subjected to  the  most brutal  treatment.  __.__._  The company is making tlie most  desperate efforts to secure scabs from  Uncle Sam's country���gentlemen who  are designated in that country us  "tramps." "scums," "warts," etc.. are  imported to defeat men who are putting, forth honest efforts to secure a  "living .wage.",.. These "scabs" are  paid 'from two to five dollars a day,  and are protected by special constables'  in order to defeat our efforts to get  $1.50 a day! The main object of the  company Is to destroy our union, and  bring ms down to such a condition that  we will never again be able to assert  ourselves, but will have to obey, work,  and be crushed out of human shape  and existence.  In the Portland Oregonian of July  5th the following "ml" appears:  "Wanted������Ca.rpantera Ho leave the  city; wages $5 per day. J. H. Benson,  room 111. V'inceiines, Sixth and Washington streets, II a. m. to 12 and C p. in.  to li ip. m."  And iin i-esponse to the above all applicants were guided to Vancouver via  Seattle and Victoria. At Victoria a  .number were stopped. One ot the lot,  however, reached Vancouver, and was  Immediately engaged as a "special" by  the General  Superintendent and  pro-  ���vided with a. pass���this man's name  was Houston. He refused to work and  went home lo Portland: '  All emigrants in riving in the country  in the east are collared and sent west  to serve the company in some capacity.  When these poor fellows reach their  destination they discover 'their mistake, but are bullied and threatened  with the vengeance of the law if they  quit work. The folowing are extracts  from the agreement these much-to-be-  pltied fellows sign:  "T will work for the company for a  .period of three mouths-'at the rate of  $1.25'a day. unless rain sooner discharged. My employment or the relationship'of master and servant between tlie company and me is to commence immediately after signing this  agreement, and I am to be subject to  the orders and commands of the,company from that time, BUT. WAGES  ARE TO BE PAID ME PROM. THE  TIME ONLY WHEN* I BEGIN WORK.  "The compn ny may discharge me at  any   time  without  notice.  "I will pay the usual amounts charged for board, for transportation and all  other fares, and medical fees and ail  expenses which the company may incur, and tlie company may at any time  deduct the same from my wages. I  do not hold the company liable for injury to my person or property.. (Signed.) ���".. ���"������;' --j. h. .-  "Witness, A. Calder.'.  "Dated   af  Winnipeg,   20th   day ..of  June, 1901."  .Verily this stranger in a strange land  "sold hisbirthright for a mess of pottage!" Could there rbe a. grosser., or  ���more unjust contract than the.above?  We deplore the circumstances that  force mankind to hand themselves  over'body and soul to the taskmaster  who would frame such am agreement.  The trackmen and brldgemen of the  C. P. R. are righting against that evil:  their cause is a, just one indeed.  : Early In June the company .began  to . maike "concessions" to the men.,  and from "Rules governing the service  of section foremen and , section men,"  we take the following us example: ���'���".-.'-���*  "Xo. 4. Trackmen required to attend  switch Limps' before or after tlieir regular hours'wiir receive therefor fifty  (50) cents per lamp, per .month."   '  Within a few miles of Vancouver we  haive a section mail who has to travel  four, miles one way, oi'- III miles per  .day,', for tlie lamps ha.vetobe attended  to .'morning and evening. Taking the  Sundays alone the poor fellow is.absolutely forced to travel CO or TO miles  in all kinds of weather for the sum of  50 cents! People who say, that men:  who perform such duties,, at such  rates of pay, 'should be content,'  should not be placed in the category  of sensible creatures.  "'Xo. 5. Trackmen will he promoted  to the position of foremen on their respective divisions in order of seniority,  provided?they are found qualified."  ���'This rule was always supposed to  be in force, but. was always .violated  when some one in authority had a  friend' whom-.-,ho wished placed, no  .matter whether he had brains or not.  The placing of "greonieM" over old  and qualified employees' is the sorest  evil that obtains in all the departments  of the service.  "No. 6. In sparsely settled districts  the company will, for truckmen. DURING THE SUMMER SEASON*, transport free of charge fresh meat twice a  week from the nearest point of supply,  and  edibles  and  clothing at  half  the  regular rates." o   ���  ���'���  Mark you, during the summer season  only, and why then? Because the poor  seetioiinian cannot nttord to buy meat  in the summer, and the company will,  therefore, haive none to carry-free of  charge. '      '���'..',  "No. Jl. Cost of repairs to section  houses, other than ordinary wear and  tear, will be charged to the occupants."  These few extracts will suffice and we  leave the public to digest the same.  We are not only fighting for n higher  rate of pay, iso that we nuiy live a little bettor than we do at present, but  we desire to acquire gradually the full  measure of the .value of our labor, and  not only so. but we hope Hint our efforts In this direction will teach those  who rule over us to place a just and  right  value on-the  life ot man.  We are making an honest effort to  Induce the officials to .move hi this direction: then, and not until thon, will  strikes be avoided.  _. Wo were tlie ipoorest paid servants  In the employment of the company;,  our task was hard and difficult, without the least prospect of 'Improvements  coming from the Wands of our master,  whose pruKent oxtraivaganee in paying high salaries to herds of foreign  ers to crush us must lead all thinking  and reasonable .men to the conclusion  that it would have been more judicious to have distributed this surplus  wealth among tlie .poor trackmen.  RAILROADER NO.  2.  Vancouver,  July  12,   1901.  FROM VICTORIA.  It 'is now believed by the citizens  generally that tihe C. P. R. reports that  the line is being operated satisfactorily Is. mot so, for on Sunday seven men  aiTived from Portland. Oregon, who  had been hired thereto come to British  Columbia and work as bridge carpenters .at $5 a day.... They were engaged  by J. HI Benson, a Portland employment agent, through the following advertisement in the'Oregonian:  ���Carpenters wanted to leave the  city; ���wages $3 a day. J. H. Benson.  Room !). Vincennes, Sixth and Washington streets."  The men said they were told by Benson that they, were wanted'for bridge  work on the C. P. R., hut he declined  lo niake written contracts with them.  He paid their expenses and accompanied mheni to Seattle, where they w..re  taken in charge 'by another man and  brought.by him to Victoria, their fares  being paid to this point. On arrival  here they discovered that there was a  strike on the C. P. R. and that"they  were expected-, to take the .place of  strikers. This they declined to do, despite the .entreaties of. their new -boss,  whose name they could not learn, thoy  refused to proceed .further with him.  Finding them obdurate, the mail 'disappeared, 'leaving, them ��� to shift for  themselves,*.and as some of them were  -without funds the situation looked rather blue. Local labor men discovered  them, however, and rendered them aid  in the way of .meals and fares back  to .Seattle, where they said they ..could  get work. ' '��� ���      ...--���  '-.. Since my last another batch of men  have arrived for the C. P. R. from  Portland. They were in,charge of one  Clarke. They were hired there at $2.50  a day to work on the section. Sixteen  left itlisre, bu t 10 deserted to Seattle  and.the ocher',sl\_.C-i:iiiejiiere....Me]iibers,  of the Trades and ?Labor Council me,t  them, ���and persuaded tliem to, return  on, payment of their fares,.,as they  were dead broke. . Two of the m.in  were over 70 years of age. .This .is n  direct violation of ithe alien law.  These men reported to the .local lalbor  men that big ���inducements were being  offered at Portland and Seattle to engage .carpenters and laborers for tlie  C. P. ,R., and it is rumored that an  agent of the company Is endeavoring  to secure men here, offering .So a day  or better.  The Trades and: Labor Council is  doing good work on heha'lf of the C.  P. .14. section men at Victoria.  Hon. .Richard.McBrlde, who,was visiting the Mainland, stated on Tuesday  that lie had investigated the reports  and found that- in some cases the  special constables had overstepped  their duty through a misapprehension  of what was required of them, and the  government' notilied the company that  it must take measures for protecting  Its property under the powerssgiunted  to railways by the dominion railway  act. Mr. .McBrlde also states that tlie  provincial special constables, who had  been"'Paid hy tlie company, though  sworn in by the government, .were now  dismissed, and the C. P. R. replaced  them with a'large number of specials,  some of whom may be aliens.  FROM SL'.MAS.  -To?thC^E(litOrof-rnK-lXI.Kl1KSI,ESTr=^=^=^1*T^^  Sir,���Will  you  kindly  print the  en-  co-laborer Jn the Northwest at $1.25  a day and furnish his own boarding nt  ���that. And again, (If to either province  the laborer should be a married man  he can rent a house for $00i a year.in  the east, while here he would have to  pay from $150 to $175 for the poorest  and cheapest shelter' for his family.  There he can buy his beef for 2.to  4 cents a pound: here he pays 10 to  T2 cents. There he .buys his pork for  2 1-2 to 3 cents; here lie pays S to 10.  There Hie buys his eggs at 10 cents a  dozen; here he pays 25 to 45. There he  buys.his butter from 10 and 1-2 cents a  pound; here from 25 to 50.  ' Tn the east he'buys a suit of clothes  for $10, which 'here he would pay $lb'  to $3 for. Sum this up wit-lithe difference in cost of other staples of life  and you have my answer'to that alleged union man; of. Winnipeg. Yours  ���truly.  JEAN DESAPOAR,  '  . Per .I. H. Porter.  : PROM NORTH BEND.   .  To thoKdltor of Tiik Ixiiia'KNUKNr:  Sir,���The public, reading the infor-  matio'Tf'seiu out from the ofilblal offices on the Pacific division, would be  led to believe that the strike was about  over, and the nien were badly beaten.  Now the facts are these: Not a man  on the Pacific division has gone back  to. .woi'k. And I kno\f for. a positive  fact; that one of the officials offered  a bounty of $50, <with all pay for time  being out on strike, to each of several  men if they., would go back to work.  The: men said that $1,000 would hot  tempt- them. This occurred within a  few miles of North Bend 'and only two  daysago. Does that look like the men  being beaten? The same circumstances apply all over the system from  daily information which we receive.  The company .are beaten and will be  compelled to meet tis.-in a very, sh'bijt  time. They .may. have ten milions to  waste, but money without men ccan  never run a rivilroad. Yours etc..  "���--'.-,������    LOCAL COMMITTEE,  perrP.cCrick.  North Bend,' July 9. 190.ll  ji'.yi-.Vy.^i  mw wmiimm.  TO thO Editor Of TllH I.NDKI'KMlENT.  Sir,���In the late liaseo led by our canners, and helped by our stupid provincial government, when both tried to  bluff the dominion government in order  to get control of the fisheries one of the  reasons given by these; wise men who  compose thismcdiieval institution, called  theCanners'associal ion, why the province  should take hold of the lisheries was the  dominion government had not built a  sufficient number of hatcheries. The  impression was made that, hatcheries  were the cure-all, and that it', was now  decided upon'by men of experience that  hatcheries did increase the number of  fish. Now, it so happens that in the old  country they have a salmon problem,  which is far more acute than it is here,  and the other day when reading the  London Morning Post, I came across the:  following:  " The Koyal Commission on Salmon '  .Fisheries.���Jlr. Henry FfeiineH is well  known to be an expert on salmon ques-  ;;-Miv ?T.-Tflylor,-.'M; -P.:*-P.?*bf ?Revel*-  stoke, was to the city on Wednesday to'  see Mr. Bremner concerning aliens engaged to work hy the. C., P. K.. 'Mr.  Taylor says the men were induced lo  come 'iiipoii. false 'information, but. to  their credit, be it said, they refused to  go to work 'upon 'fi'iiding out the facts*.  The..'-consequence..-is these men; are deserted hy the company who. refuse ��� to.  take them back to the States whence  they came. , The men are in a starving  condition, the company endeavoring  to stanve them into submission.  FISH TRAPS.  Ottawa, July 12���Your representative  was .informed by a couple of gentlemen  from B.' C. that negotiations are going  on between the government'and representative's* of American capitalists to  introduce traps on the Fraser. It is  pointed.put .that the.fisheries are now  practically In 'the possession of the  Japanese and. as a. whiteman's Indus-'  try. it.is now a thing of the past. ��� if  traps are introdued. and :in all likelihood they will be, the white .fishermen  will be consulted and arranged with.  lions,   so-, the evidence which  he gave  lately before the commissioners is enti-  tied   to  carry   weight.   He, holds   the ."  same opinion of salmon hatcheries that  has often been expressed in ' Sports and  Pastimes' to the effect that their value  as a means of restoring tlie salmon supply has never been clearly demonstrated :.  in this country, and that" other reforms  are far more urgent.   Those who 'advocate.the artificial culture of salmon as a _ .  cure for existing evils are not acting in   -.  the   best interests of the salnnui iish- '"'''''  cries.   It is of vastly greater importance  to restrict the operations of the .nets in   ..  the esmaries and round the coast; to  adopt "stringent  measures fur  dealing'  witli the extensive and increasing pollu-  :.  tion of our rivers, which not only, kills ���  tho._1i.sh, bat offers a serious iiien'iice to ;  :  the public health, and, by constructing,.?'-.  efficient passes at weirs and dykes, to ,?  facilitate access to the upper wa'ters and . ���,  open up fresh'breeding'-grounds.'   These;  ?  are the chief matters that call for legisr..*..?  Iation. : It is to  be hoped the commis- . :  sioiiers will not allow the real issue to be ���':'���  obscured aiid complicated by tiuestions ?,v.  that are comparativuly���unimportant."..??,.���,  .���All'of'\\diich;goes',;^  man of experienee,"a real man bf'experi-^ft  eiice, iiijoppiositioii to a tiumber^f bbguslii?  expsrts'called'chiinurynieii^'lias^piit'i^AK  upon record that salihoii'hatclieries have 'y-y-  not been proved to be of any value as a   ?  means of restoring the salmon, supply, ?  but that other reforms are far more- ur- ."'  gent!,.Oiio reform in this couiitry Which  I would urge is,the abolition of tlie Oaii-   ��� !  ners' Association!'Yours,:.  ���i'"'- 'CiEiy.Ry Maxwell;     .'���'.������'  . Vancouver, July 11, 1001..  closed letter written in reply to one of  an alleged union man. which appeared  in  the  News-Advertiser on July  4th,  and which was sent to the World for  publication,   but   did   not   appear   In  that journal.   If  I judge aright  It  Is  like its contemporary the News-Adver--  tlser  who 'must  print  just   what   the  C. P. 14. says and nothing else or go  out of business.   But thank goodness  there Is one paper In Vancouver that  the C. P. R cannot crush or buy.  Committee  Sunins, \Vn��� July 10th. 1!K)1.  Ed.  World:   In reply to a letter of  ail: alleged union man in the News-Advertiser of July Ith, I feel that 1 must  correct his ill-advised   and untruthful  statement of my own  knowledge  obtained from thirteen years -senvlce each  on the O. T. R., I. C. Jt., and C. P. R.  on all divisions.   I am able to say that  the men on both the I. C. R. and G.'.T.  R. are hotter paid, considering the cost  of 'living, than are the men on the C.  P. R. iin the same department of labor  in the province of Quebec and Ontario,  where, if a laborer is a single man, he  receives  $1   a  day  and   pays   for   his  board and room $S and $10 a month  He is in a far better position than his  STRIKE AT ROSSLAND.  About 1.000 miners have gone out on  strike at Rosland. A demand is made  for an increase of wages for muckers,  from $2.50 to $3 a day. as well as other  numerous grievances.  ���������IIO W'E-SOUND --HOTE U. "*���=  Mr. Arthur Newland received a number of his friends nt the opening of his  new summer resort on Monday. The  name of the place is the 1-Iowo Sound  hotel, located nt Mood point. Bowen  island, 14 miles from Vancouver.  Mine Host and his spouse as entertainers have no 'peers, as is the joint testimony of their many guests. Everything is ns.net as a pin. and everybody  around the place are glnd to see you,  even the parrot, whom "Tom" Mc-  Oulgnn says talks like a bird, chuckles  at your presence. This Is tho llnest locution for n.-:hlng. boating, bathing and  hunting wc- know of in the vicinity of  Ihe city. We wish every success to Mr.  and Airs. Newland In their new venture.  The Orangemen are to be congratulated upon their magnificent procession  yesterday in this ally. 'Many well-'  iknown faces were noticed in the parade and their expressions betokened a  spirit of triumph. Queen's weather  prevailed and all went off without a  Witch.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  !        IHE LIRi'ARY SITE.?   :   .  To the Editor of Tin: l.\'Di_rENij��.vr:  "? Sir,���Seeing    a ..''paragraph , .iti.: the  News-Advertiser    under   .the    above  heading in yesterday's-issue; I find that  the mayor and a few :aldermen: inter-.,,  viewed 'Mr. Maiipole tor the purpose of.  ascertaining  terms for the  two sites,  namely,  one for the hospital and  the  other,one for the library, and that Mr..  Marpole  signified his.   willingness    toy,  deed the  land in  question  for :those,  site's, provided the city withdraws any  right which  it may .have; to the ends  of Abbott.. Cambie and Carrall streets, t  Now,  sir. surely the city council will  not be so foolish as to do such a thing.' ���  Is it not a fact:, that    the- Provincial  government owns a tier of jots, north,,  of  the C.  P.  R. track.. between  Corral and Abbott and Abbott and Cambie  streets,   rf this is so, lit, would 'seem  absurd   for   the   city ���.���council   to  give  =a.way'the-vr.ds-ofirhos'e^treetTnfqueP=  tion in exchange for those two lots,  ground  which is  referred  to.   But instead of doing such a thing they should  apply at once  to the Provincial  government and get this tier of lots which  is lying a dead letter, and would be a  most .valuable piece of property for the  city.   I   presume  If itihe C.  P.  R.  can  get the city to allow them these ends  of streets that they will soon buy up  this tier of lots which I refer to.   But  It .Is hoped that the council will see to  this at no distant date.   To my mind  this present council seems to not know  much about 'this property, or. if they  did. the city should have had it long  ���>P��- C. E. T.  Vancouver, B. C. 10th July. 1901.  George White, of Buchanan & White,  the popular firm of painters, was married last Saturday afternoon to Miss  Fowler, daughter of ex-Aid. Fowler.  The happy event took place tin .-the  Episcopal church, of Mt. Pleasant,  Vancouver. The Indepentant joins in  the felicitations.  A new son has arrived to bnighten  the household of George Colwill. of  Victoria, street, Ml. Pleasant.  Mr. A. D. Johnson, the popular tailor, at Dan .Stewart's,'.left on Sunday  .for a prolonged trip to ithe old country,  going t'o Ireland. Mr. Johnson has  well earned this holiday jaunt, and we  wish him an enjoyable time. He will  return in about three months.'  "I    MiT THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY  ..JULY ,13, 1901.  THE INDEPENDENT.  SEO. BARTLEY   Editor  HARJtY COWAN  Business Manager  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IN   THE   IN-  c' TEB.EST   OP   ortOA'NISED   LABOR  KY  THJS INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  AT   312    HOMER   STREET,  VER,   B.   C.  VANCOU-  -U'BSCIUPTIONS   IN   ADVANCE.  .\ week, 5 cents; month, 15 cents; threo  months, 33 cents; six months, 65 cents;  one year, $1.2,..  EN'DOKSED   HY  THE    TRADES    AND  . I.AIIOK   COUNCIL.   THE    VANCOUVER   LAIIOlt     PARTY.   ANII     TIIK  BUILDING   TRADES ���COUNCIL.  <���'    ���:hTi'.!??1l7~  ,���\:i-'- r-r���  SATURDAY    JULY 13. 1M1.  rjSl'IV   TYBANTS.  It the press of this country who are  ever  ready to  denounce any disturb*  ance of tlie peace by an outraged poo-  o  pie were to devote a little more attention  to the  causes  which  lead   up  to  these regrettable uprisings in all probability they would  be prevented.    We  have   iu   this   province   an   organised  "gang  of .public   plunderers,"   styling  themselves .as the .canners' association,  whlcli, so ,lar us we can learn, are run  by two ������domineering capitalistic agitators."   If any bloodshed is the outcome of this unfortunate strike on the  ���Fraser some members at least of, the  aforesaid   outfit  should be   the   ones  punished by law as the real -inciters to  riot and rebellion���'the same as the.aii-  . anarchists were .condemned at Chica-  " go in 1SS7. . The News-Advertiser says:  "As we pointed out on previous occasions   the   whole   community  on  this  coast ,is  so greatly interested  in   the  salmon Iftsliery,  that the negotiations  between  the  canners and  the   fishermen have been followed with close attention  and   great  anxiety has   been  ,-������" expressed that they should have a termination satisfactory to both the parties concerned.   Although every intelligent  person   realized  that the question as to the .price to be paid for fish  must be settled oh  a purely  business  '    basis,there is no doubt that,POPULAR  FEELING  WAS  WITH   THE   FISHERMEN in their demand for a',higher  iprice than that which the canners of-  jy'ered."   And yet the News-Advertiser,  above   all   others.  ,has   surprised   the  "community   by  the   way  in   which  it  has  shielded   the    canners    from    all  blame, whereas it is they who are.the  guilty ones of the trouble.   Much ado  is  made over  the'"clever capture" of  half  a   dozen, half-starved   fishermen  driven  to  desperation hy the  actions  of  a couple  of  bull-headed    canners.  These "dangerous" "prisoners, as lawyer .Bowser would put it, were charged  with having concealed weapons about  their  persons.   Not  a word  has  been  uttered about  the Japanese fishermen  who aire reported  as  being armed   to  tlie teeth with firearms.   The canners  should not be allowed to provide lire-  arms to the Japanese, and steps should  be taken to prevent this high-handed  piece of business.     Now, with  regard  to the  case  now   being heard   before  Stipendiary Magistrate: Alexander, we  haive   no  comments   to   make,   always  respecting the fact that while it is sub-  judiee   we    must   not    prejudge.   But  there in one feature of it that we are  bound   to  mention.     That is,  a complaint made t<_ us"by counsel for the  defence  that  the    constable  and   his  worship .were_j?losBted_alLJPh'tirsday.  morning, and it was only when habeas  corpus   proceedings   were   threatened  C. P. K. STKIht.  The most reliable information we are  enabled to procure shows that from  one end uf the C. 1'. R. to the other the  men are standing tirm and true to the  union. Organized labor was never engaged in p more important .struggle  than ii is to-day on that railway system,'and great praise Is due tlie executive of the strikers and the other members of the union for the way they  hi.t.'e conducted proceedings up to date.  Everyone who has, carefully watched  the proceedings since Ihe strike began  must admit that the men have been  ill-treated by the I.'. 1\ Ii. from Ihe  commencement of the trouble. Had  the men now mi strike for their daily  bread been met ns free men by free  men���not selfish capitalist agitators,  who'are a thousand times ���more dangerous to the country than ten thousand "labor Agitators" (so-called)���the  lit'llisli spectacle of'tyranny now so  prominently'' pictured to the world  would haveibeen averted. The government at Ottawa, spends large sums of  money every year on -immigration.  Docs any one hold the insane idea that  boiie' tide British Immigrants will settle on our shores when the standard  ���������age is not enough to sustain a proper  living'.' If the government were true  to the people's interests it would say  to those in control of our supposed-to-  be national highway: "This thing  must stop!"  The union men of ���'cattle know there  is mure in tbe ironworkers' strike than  appears on the surface. Thev know  that the machinists are the banner  bearers of organized labor, chosen as  such hy the. greatest unftiv^iition of  workinguien on earth���Ihe American  I'Vderalicm nf Labor. The point, involved is a slmrter workday. It is not  an arbitrary demand, this asking font  reduction iu the hours of labor., lt is  the logical cuiisci|uence. of events.  I.vcry year improvements are made in  machinery which do away wilh the employment of men without decreasing Ihe  output of manufactured prodiirlsof labor  ami without reducing the profits of tho  manufaciiirer. In other words, the employers' profits have increased us the  employees' opportunities for lalior havo  decreased.���Union Record.  THE   CITV   PRINTING.  The aj.'^rejiittion at present doing duty  as a city council have had another spasm.  This time it is because, the employing  printers of ihe city have, demanded a  fair and equitable price, for the city  printing. Years ago some fool printers  cut. the contract price for this work so  low that it was impossible to pay a fair  scale of wages iind not loose money. In  fact the best equipped .printing office in  the city (Evans & Hastings) generally refused to lender. This year, however,  wiser counsel prevailed and a uniform scale "of prices was sent in. The  margin of prolit iillowed is fair and reasonable and if a majority of tlie council  woukLpay less attention to such men as  Aid. Neclands���who knows as much  about printing as a hog does' about latin  ���and investigate for themselves, they  would award the contract without further delay. This gentleman is apparently trying to fill the discarded shoes of  ���'Wully" Ilrowh. The 1xi)EI'I..\i..:.\thas  no desire lo see the city.pay more for its  work than is fair and reasonable, but  candor compels us to state that most of  the alderman arc totally unfit for the  position lhey,occtlpy and we would suggest that while the city clerk is in Westminster getting his "printing done, he  might also ask for bids among the inmates of the asylum for positions as  Vancouver city aldermen. We might  tliuii expect the use of a little more judgment in the conduct of the citv's affairs.  There died recently at London. Out.,  Archie Uremner. who was one of the  best-known newspaper .writers in  Eastern Canada. "Archie" has passed  away regretted by all who knew him,  and liis friends and admirers were legion. As the writer know him he lived  life of a "newspaperman" in the fullest meaning of the term. He wrote  much that journalists classed "good  stuff:" he could be solemn when ocas-  ion warranted it, and was a humorist  of the first order. His cynicisms were  only equalled by, his pathos. His short  and ,crisp political and personal .paragraphs made him famous among the  fraternity nr.d the comps. to a man dis-  pised his Horace Greeley "copy." Had  the deceased been permitted to "devote  as much time and energy to a'literary  life he would have been as famous as  Eugene Field., But that is the way  t'liings jog on in prinlerdom till "thirty" conies to us all.  The Newest Assortment in  Wash Dress Fabrics  are here In great array. And it Is a,  grand sight, for gathered here are the  best and most stylish products ofthe  looms of England, Scotland, France  and Switzerland. To these are added  the wash goods beauty of our own  la.nd  and  the  United  States.  Our long experienced taste has been  exercised In selecting Ihe great stock  that Is here for your Inspection. The  demands of fashion have been carefully met. and our showing is well worthy  of your attention.  Quality, of course, is the most important point, arid it has received our  careful consideration. But beauty of  design anil attractiveness of pattern  have also been carefully attended to,  a.ml, as regards the matter of price,  you'll llnd they are priced as we price  all our merchandise, with ..an eye to  your 'satisfaction. .    '   "   .  Visit our wash goods department  nnd get acquainted with the good  things we are offering.  ��������  170 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  The fact thut workingmen everywhere,  an; leaving llie militia in large numbers  is causing the , daily press to show its  high appreciation of them.  The admirers of: "dignity of labor"  must be about tickled to death at the  dignified salary of the C. 1'. II. trackman.. Our oflice crank grunts that thu  "friends of labor" can't see their way  clear to do a days work thcmsi-lYCS.  The numerous "scabs" sent out from  Winnipeg, according to tho C. P. K.  press -reports;' to? take the strikers'  places, must have got lost, for they can't  be found anywhere. Probably -they  have fallen into gopher holes on the  prairie. ���'  that a satisfactory answer was given  as to when the 'preliminary trial  would be held. We leave it to the  publiic to think over the matter.  Praise is due Labor Commissioner  Bremner for the stralghtforwrad manner in which he has endeavored to  bring about a settlement and we repeat it that if tlie press of this city  had been half as sincere in endeavoring to bring about the desired end, it  no doubt would have been accomplished long ago. What with contankerous  cannerymen and their boosters on the  one hand, and they are tlie worst to  deal with. and.-a few excitable (fishermen on the other, a man might just  as well be in limbo as where he is at  ' present.  XVe believe that if an industry cannot pay its labor a. living- wage the  country is belter off without it. In  another column we print an Ottawa  despatch which says that negotiations-  are now going on to introduce fish  traps in order to settle the trouble. If  ���they are no doubt they will be limited  to a few of the faithful of the federal  government. ��� And what else can he  expected? .-:���'  With thu C. I*. li. organs full of reports of how the strikers are returning  to work and sorry that they ever had  the hardihood lo want more wages and  other such like rot, niusl he most con-  _vii mil ig_-tojiye ry< ii i e���-v.s \ ice i all y���t h c_.(_i t.y.  council���that private ownership is the  best thing that over happened lo a new  country.  The fatal accident in which Mr. Alex.  Stewart lost his Jifo on Wednesday  morning liy fulling down the elevator  way of the Commercial hotel, is a dear  lesson which should be heeded by all  elevator owners. It is criminal for the  authorities to allow elevator ways lo  go unguarded. Vancouver has a number of dangerous elevators which should  be promptly looked afler. And no  doubt they will now that, a life has been  sacrificed.   -  One of the greatest discomforts of  summer is tlm dilllciilty of enjoying a  quiet trolley ride without being jostled  and squeezed into perspiring irritability.  .Street railway conductors should be instructed to allow no stand-up passengers  on curs. An increase iu the number of  cars in service would obviate such a  necessity.���London, Out., Advertiser.  "Thu world do move," as Ihu Kuv.  Mr. Jaspar says. >'ot very long ago the  street cars at London wuru boycotted by  the public���as they had a right to humid carried no passengers unless thoy  wuru rotten eggs, policemen, brickbats  and scab crews.  THE FISHERMEN'S STRIKE.  1 am surprised at the 'action of the  provincial  government in   llrst of all  playing into the hands of the C. P. 11.  monopoly by appointing "Specials" to  watch  the  trackmen  and   to do such  other work .as may be ordered and now  men are .being brought ttrom all quarters to intimidate the white;.fisheniien.  I  know the -government disclaim any  C.Uch action but all the same 1 .believe  1   am  right  in   my  conclusions.   Now  'fishermen, let the people see that you  are  men  and   that  you   will  give the  lie, to   poor   Professor      Odium.   You  know tlie professor ought to know better, but he doeten't, so iby your actions  teach him that'he may be wiser in the  future.. This  precious .government  at  Victoria-is standing by monopolies but  never mind that/if you withhold from  excesses and any breach of the law as  the trackmen have done, and.stand, together you will win.      '.ike the brand  of   every   cannery      employing   Japs,  thereby doing you the injury, and  let  every   union ,in   Canada,   Great   Britain   and'Australia 'be  advised   and ; if  you .behave yourselves like men, law-  abiding nien, the sale of the Japanese  caught ? fish      will   be  boycotted   by  every  union  true   to  it's  principles.   I  will begin with myself and if a list of  the canneries employing, only'Japs and  refusing  to give you a fair price for  your labor is published in The Independent 1  now undertake to buy not one  single-tin of fish so packed, I feel sure  the trade unions of the world .Willi follow suit.   Then  the  canners will  understand their position.   If you 'fight,  fight fair.   The canneifs refuse to employ you  and  refuse to  recognize the  ���unions,   therefore   you   refuse  to   eat  their fish caught by.the little"Bro\vn  Men."1'But  Who  is   to   blame. for  all  'this trouble?     No one but t'he Dominion government who made good regulations and then instructed tlieir oflicers to break tliem.   How many of the  Japs on the river are British subjects?  And how many made a "personal entry  in the book provided for Jhe purpose"  as  required by law?   How ready the  -pro vl 11 ei a 1���go vem men t���i s=to*-enforce*  the  law aginst  the  fishemen  (whites)  who haive fire arms but why don't they  tako  the  same action  to  deprive  the  Japs of  the various  arms  they  have  been buying up for weeks past.   Fisheniien do'not break the law and you  wlllhave law on your side and Insist  In  a manly way  that    the    ca-nner's  government  at   Victoria   and   Ottawn  Khali protect your rights as men.   Why  don't you call for arbltrailton and lay  your good  cause before the public by  sworn testimony so thai every one will  understand  what you  are asking  for.  Whatever else you do keep within the  four corners of  the  law. S.  C.  "We Are Very  Particular,  Tluit till iif our customers should get  tin; best of service und the best of everything we sell. .  Absolute Cleanliness,  Absolute Purity of Materials, ,  Absolute Care in Manufacture.  These nre soine of the pnints thut huve lmirked  our cureer from llie very beginning.  Our Making.,' Luncheon, Cdnfkciioneiiv nnd  CATEiiixti Dkimiitmk.stn give ample evidence of  our desire to please you.  Baker and  Confectioner,  418 Hastings Street. Telephone 3G7.  UHANCIIES: lieaeh House, No. 4 Arcade.  EGQ& FOR SALE  for Setting, $ 1.50 for 13  BLACK LANGSI1AN&  Stock took First Prize nt 1900 Poultry  Show tit VHiicouver.  E^X^m   W. D. Jones*  : .4�� C��RDOYA STREET.  " AVe make a .specialty of Ukion-made Cigars and  Tobaccos, consequently we always give good satisfaction.    Your patronage solicited.  Hotels.  V . . MAKES A SrilCIAlTY OF,. .  ��  p Dewor's special Liqueur, oiso ��� ���  o    usner's BioGk LaDei Liqueur wnisky  -LA UGE STOCK OF���  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC  . Cigars.  R. B. Mulligan & Co., Props.  Corner Cordova and Carrall. ,  I :   GEO. HAY   : |  ,��      Vancouver's ��Pioneer    Clothes      J^  ^J    . Renovator, .makes a' suit new.      J^  a Dyeing and Repairing. T  ^ 210 Cambie St., Vancouver.        jb.  -:   NOTICE.  NOTJCE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT.AT THE  next regular .sitting of tlie Itonnl of License  Commissioners for iho City of Vancouver, I  simll tipjily for a transfer of the Hotel'Ucen.su  lor the premises sitimtod on hot Hi, Hlock oSub-  fiivision of District Lot 0; ti.'P., known as the  Union Hotel in the saM City.of Vancouver, to  Justus Swanson.  (Signed.) ,        ALEX CAKD.  Arlington Hotel  Cordova St. West.  Headquarters for tho engineering trade  ..  in Vancouver.  CHOICEST^���^  Liquors and Cigars  First-class rooms from 60 cents up.  ROBT. HUNTLY,   -   -   PROP  Union Directory.  VANCOUVER TRADES AND LABOR  Council, President, Jos. Dixon; vlce-  president, John Crow; secretary, J. C.  Marshall, P. O. I3ox 159; financial secre-  tnr.v, W. 3. Beer; treasurer, J. Pearey;  statistician, G. White; sergeant-at-arms,  C. J. Salter. Parliamentary committee-  Chairman, John Pearey; secretary, J.  Morton. Meeting���First and third Friday  ln each month, at 7.30 p. m��� In Union  Hall, cor. Dunsmuir and Homer streets.  (Ji'OKS, \\rA ITDRS AND WAITnBSSES'  Union, Local No. 3S. President, Cliiis.  Over; vice-president, W. W. Nelson; re-  cordint" secretary, Jas. II. Perkins; financial secretary, n. J. Louiules; treasurer, Wm. Ellender. Meeting every Friday  at S.30 p. m. in Union Hall, corner Homer  and Dunsmulr streets.  Ihe"  ���  IS  IH Mil  From Their Nanaimo, bouthfleld and  Protection Island Collieries,  Steam,  (ias  and  Blouse Coal  __0__the Following-Grades:.  Seymour Streeet,  VANCOU'JR TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION,  No 22C meet the Inst Sunday ln eaoh  month at Union hall. President, C; S.  L'nm.iliell; vice-iiresident, George Wilby:  secretary, s. J. Gothard, P. O. box Co;  treasurer. XV. Brand; sergeant-at-arms,  Andrew Stuart; executive committee, E.  L. Woodruff, ��. lt. ItoUb. J. II. Browne,  N. Williams; delegates to Trades and  Labor council, J. C. Marshall, Robt. Todd,  J.  H.  llrowne.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday of  each month, in Sutherland Hall, corner  Westminster avenue and Hastings street  at S p. m. President, G. Dickie; vlce-pre-;>  sldent, C. Bennett; secretary, A. G,  Perry; treasurer, H. Vanderwalker; conductor, G. JLcnfesty; warden, J. Marshall;  sentinel, F. C. O'Brien; delegates to  Trades and La'bor Council: John Pearey,  Jas. Barton, Geo. Lenfesty, G. Dickie and  J.  Howes.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Jolnors���Sleets every second anil fourth Thursday .n-Union Hall,  room No. 3. President, 'Wm. P. McKen- -  zie, .87 Ninth avenue; vicc-prfesldent,  Hugh Wilson; recording secretary, A. E.  Collin, 730 Nelson street; Ilnancial secretary, II. S. Falconer; treasurer, George  Walker; conductor, Jas. Ferguson; warden, Jos. Dixon; delegates to T. nnd L.  council, Jos. Dixon, Robt. Macpherson,  H. Wilson..  THE ������ KBTAII; CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets in O'Brien's Hall, tho first and  third .Tuesdays, of-each month. T. A.  Phillip, president; N. J. Orr, secretary,  2,022 .Westminster Avenue.  Hardie & Thompson  Marine and General     ���-^.  Consulting Meelianical Engineers'"  520 Coiidova St. W., Vancouver, B. c. Tel. 76  Patentees and designers of the Hardie-  er  ng    machinery in light sections for mines.  gnei_    Thompson water tune boiler, new high  speed   reversing engines,  und special  Propellers Designed.  Engines Indicated and  Adjusted.  Sole Rgcnts in B. C. and N. W. Territories tor  tho United Flexible Metallic Tubing Co., Ltd  London, Hug.  ��AVOY   THEATRE  Sam Nesbitt Manager.  Double Screened __,ump.  Run of tlie Mine,  *\VaHlied Nut and  Screcnlnsd.  SAMUHL M. ROBINS, Superintendent.  EVANS, COLEMAN <*: EVAN8, Agents,  Vancouver City, B. C.  The Mint.  I.s loculcd at the corner of Carroll and  Hustings streets. The bottled goods are  ull first-class and the prices right for  ever}' one.   Seattle Kninier boor,Scents.  Blue Ribbon Tea i.s packed in Vancouver by white men���are yon drinking it 1  For the next 20 days  you  can  get a suit at  your own price at  THE   ACME  To introduce our new system of tailoring he-  fore our Fall Stock nrrives,  21 Georgia St. C. L. Holland, Cutter.  Ofd Books  Wanted  -AT-  GALLOWAYS  BOOK EXCHANGE,  14 Arcade  Dee Adelphia  Cow Jloy Magician.  Silvia Puerari  High-Class Operatic Singer.  Smith and Ellis  The Kraimers.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No. 113, W.  F.-'M., meets every Saturday at 7.30 p.m.  In Foresters' hall, Van Anda. President,  :K.-Aitken; vice-president, C. A.' Melville;  secretary, A. Rapor, Van Anda, B. C;  treasurer, H. V. Price; conductor, P.  Burt;  warden, John Llnklnter.  INTERNATIONAL, ASSOCIATION OF  MACHINISTS���Beaver Lodge, No. 182���  Meets second and fourth Wodnesdny In  each month in Union Hall. President,  Win. Beer; corresponding secretary, E.  Timmins, 730 Hamilton street; financial  secretary, J. H. McVoty, 1311 Seymour  street.  , ���:; .  JOUIW0NY.MEN TAILORS' UNION OF  AMERICA, No. ITS���Meets alternate  Mondays in room 1, Union Hall. President, F. Williams; vice-president, Miss  Graham; recording secretary, 11. O. Bur-  ritt; '.lnancial secretary, Tremalne Best;  treasurer, C. B. Neilsou; sergeant-at-  arms, J. Daoust.  VANCOUVER FISHERMEN'S UNION.  No. 2. Meets In Labor Mall, Homer  street, every first and third Saturday In  each month at S p. m. Ernest Iturn. president: Chas. Durham; secrotary, 3A1 Harris street. ���  AND  OUH   MAMMOTH   COMPANY  Ol' VAUDEVILLE STARS.  The Rendezvous  The best Lunch Counter in town.  Short Orders the Rule of the House  All the latest delicacies of the season.  Picnic, Fishing, Shootinu und Boating  Lunches put up on shortest notice.  All kinds of Shell Fish on hand.  620 Hastings Street West  gjSFGiva us a call.  JOUK.VBVMKIN BAKERS' AND CON-  FECTIONICRS' INTERNA'L Unlpn^nf  -America���I,ocal,~Nor"'lfl:~VaricouverrBrC.'~  President. Jas. Webster; vice-president,  R. F. McDonald; recording secretary,  Wni. II. Barnes; corresponding secretary,  F. Rawlins, wo Granville street, room lit;  financial secretnry, C. J. Salter, 413 Powell  street: treasurer, XV. Wood; master-at-  arms, F. Sfoyles: delegates to Trades nnd  Labor Council, C. J. Salter and F. Raw-  ling.  AMALGAMATED SOCIETY* OF CARPENTERS & JOINERS, Vancouver, lift  branch, meets every altonmle Tuesday,  In room No. 2, Labor Hall. President, J.  Davldnon; secretary, J. T. Bruce, IBS Harris   street.  ���-���������.<* 'VERS'     UNION.     NO.     367-  Meots the first Tuesday In each month  In Union hall. President, A. Kochel; vlce-  piosldent, C. Crowder: secrotary, G.  Thomas, Jr., lis Cordova, street west;  treasurer, S. W. Johnson; sergennt-at-  uinis. .7. XV. Hrnl; delegate;; to Trades  and Labor Council, J. Crow, F. Jost, A.  Kochel.  BROTIIBillIOOrToF PAINTERS AND  DEt.'ORATOHS, Local Union No. 13S.  Meets every Thursday In Labor hall. Preceptor, W. Davis; president. \V. Pavicr;  vice-president, E. Crush; recordlng-socro-  tary, C. Plnder, 17M Eighth avenue. Fair-  view; financial secretary, W. Ilnlllday,  Elesmcro House: treasurer, II. MeSorley: trustees, C. Irwin, 13. Cross and W.  Cole.  The best Cough Cure is <��� BIG 4'  have you tried it?  THE PACIFIC COAST SHINGLE  WEAVERS' UNION meets every third  Sunday in each month at 3 p. ni. ln Union hall, corner Dunsmulr and Homer  streets. .1. Stoney, vice-president; R. J.  Neary, secretary, Cedar Cove, P. O., "Vancouver. Visiting brethren Invited to attend.  4  Why do you cough when -'BIG 4  COUGH CURE " will cure you.  ill SATURDAY  JULY 13, 1901.  THE INDEPENDENT.  > ������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������� �����������+���  NOTHING IS CHEAP UNLESS  IT IS ALSO GOOD  Speria! Saturday Snaps  With genuine pleasure we again call your attention to these wonderfully small prices which are made  ut the Dig *_tore. It will be an easy mutter to save a dollar or two here on ftiiturduy, if you take mlvn  these special offerings.   Some notable instances Unit will cause you to realize what opportunities there ::  for you  antiiL'e of  ire lien.  to save  for the Boys  Negligee and  Flannel S��8fs_^>  The very thing for boys wear during the holidays; collar attached.  Sizes 12, 1 _!,'��, lo, l'A},., and 14; regular 70c;  Saturday Price 59c  Another Line in Flannel; collar  attached ; sizes 18, l'!,!.j, 14 and U}�� ;  regular So cents;    '".-;.  Saturday Price 67c  Hoy's Department, tirouml Floor.  A. C. Co.'*  Rolled Oat*_^>  All good housekeepers know the  superiority over all other brands of  these -Rolled Oats ns.'st breakfast  cereal; they likewise also know the  regular price lor which they are sold.  This special will tempt you to buy  them here.  A Car|jet  S|iecial_^>  For Saturday's selling we offer  choice of three "patterns of Tapestry  Carpet for 35c ter yard; every yard  and every pattern good and up to  date. Here is an opportunity to cover  your l'urlor, Diningrooni, Hall or  Uedroom at small cost. Vou can also  have choice of three patterns in Ingrain Carpet, full yard wide, good  valueutoOe; on Saturday  30c |>er Yard.  Carpet Department, First J'luor.  d;  Tie;  nnd  ford  Saturday Price 23c per sack  I Grocery'Department.  Shoe Department.  Seventy-Five ]iairs of Women's Kid Oxford Ties; the verv best American makes; hand turn soles; light a  lark, tan and black. lieguhu-.-*'!.50. Saturday price $2.44. " Jiovs'Tan Russia Calf and Ulack Kid;Oxl'<  'ies, sizes 1 to 5.   Regular f 1.75.   Saturday price $1.30. ";. ...  Window Blinds at Big Reductions^  We have a number of these which are considered as odd lines;  thev are perfect;   made of best opai|iio arid  lilted with best spring rollers.   Regular price (iOc and 75c.   Saturday price 35 cents each.  Window Muslins 7 Cents Yard.  Sattir-  iperies.  Drapery Department, Second Floor. -.  for, and all grades of ��� carpenters are  theiefore advised to keep away. Ba-  wflie of all advertisements asking1 for  carpenters to go to Fernle.���--������'���-��� *  "M.  J.  McLEAN,*'  "President Fernle union No. 795, Carpenters and Joiners of America."  LABOR NOTES.  These are Coloreti Muslins 'Ai) inches wide in lilue, Red, Orange and Green grounds; artistic patterns;  day prico 7 cents yard.       Another line in Colored jluslins 4S inches wide, suitable for Curtains and Dm  Saturday price 11.cents yard.  Drapery Department, Second 1'Ioor.c  ' Hudson's Bay Stores  The Croat  Stores o]  The Great  West  Corner  Granville and  Georgia Sts.  A ���"����������������������<����� <  THE FIUMDLY SOCIETIES.  In giving a brief statement of the  ���various movement), of labor and labor  .organizations during the last century it  would not be fair to ignore what are  ,called friendly societies. In connection  with these societies there arc two ideas  very.strongly brought into prominence  \  First���That it is the'duty of a man to  .cultivate thrift, and to be so economic  .of his means as .to be able to take advantage of the benefits which these' confer.  Secbiul���The helplessness of the individual;   It is pointed out by the lenders  .of these societies, and with  truth, that  the one man is not able alone to meet  .successfully the stern facts of life, and  )ience.j.henecessity of man joining with  jiiiin so as to help each other in sickness  .and their families in death.   It is stated  .that these "societies are,,nearly two centuries old.   Of coursci-at the beginning  they must have been crude, but outol"  ;these earlier attempts have eo'riie the  .more  perfect societies of to-day.   The  .reason of tlieir existence is briefly stated.   Roth- working    men    and    small  -tradesmen, taught, no doubt, by a bitter  .experience, discovered that owing to the  1 .smallness of tlieir wages, and the tincer  ; .Utilities attending work,, they were not  .able to lay past a sum sullicient to meet  sickness and death, and the only way  which seemed possible was. by conibina  tion. We are told that as far hack as  1S15 there were 1)20,000 members of  friendly societies, It is curious to note  .the fact, for a fact it is, that thu old  l'oor law encouraged pauperism, and  that the inlluence of the government of  that day was deadly opposed to these  societies because they were secret socie-  ,ties. Of course, while we see-the great  successful societies of to-day, we should  not forget that many failures were recorded ere; success was achieved. Jlen  knew what they needed and what was  wanted, but it was a gigantic task to  ..conceive, launch and carry out the  scheme to a successful end. Everything  was agsinst them at [.times, but better  .legislation, the'removal of the tax on  knowledge, and tlio success of the  trades unions gave them belter knowledge and courage, and so these societies  grew in spile of the .opposition of the  government and of politicians. In 1870  l==HhWe-i\;ertP-iB-it000*"m^  the .Manchester Unity of Odd-fellows,  jind 37(>,000 nien 'connected with the  ..Foresters. It was only in 1875 that these  ���.societies received their magna ehartu  from parliament, that alter a searching  enquiry a reasonable amount of protection was given to them, and a correct  financial basis was arrived at. Thus delivered, these societies have made wonderful advances. In ISIKi there were  over 4,000,000 connected witli these organizations, and had funds to their  credit of over X_!2,000,000. Half of the  membership is in 11 societies. In IS!)",  the .Independent Order .of Odd-fellows,  '51. IJ., and the Foresters had over 1,-  H55,000adult male members,-nml over  ��13,000,000 funds. Kven". since 1811"  large increases both in funds and membership have to be chronicled. There  are three very important societies on  this side of the water, which are daily  growing in strength numerically and  financially. 1 refer to the Knights of  Pythias, the Independent Order of Foresters and the Canadian Order of Foresters. Anyone lo-day, with even the  most imperfect knowledge of the works  of these societies, wonders why politicians and governments in the past were  . so stupid as to oppose their  progress,  and were so slow in giving them public  recognition. We have in this as in other instances a remarkable recognition of  the fact,* that what is good cannot be  successfully opposed or kept back. In  spite of opposition the good will grow,  and will eventually overcome all .opposition,-uml thoy who were "wont to,  it, as compelled by unseeii influences to  rise up and bless it. Wesometimes fail  to realize it, but it is true, these days  are better than the so-called good old  days. The reason why .-.these societies  were opposed is not hard to discover. In  these days the classes held supreme  sway, and what is to their discredit today is they had no sympathy with, no  love for the masses. Any effort on the  part of the masses to improve tlieir social conditions was looked upon with  disfavor. The classes regarded these  movements as hostile to .'their vested  interests, and hence they felt called upon to do everything they could to  slraiiglelthem even at their?birth. Today tlie change is .'-.marvellous.-';. The.  masses rule.? The aristocratic form of  government has given place to the democratic. The people in spite of appearances not only hold the balance of  power, but are the power behind all;  Whatever then makes for rightedusnes:  for justice, as between 'man- and man, is  taken up, and every effort is put forth to  send it on its ull-cono,uoriiig mission,  and whatever thing designed to benefit  the people is baptized -with popular favor, and is nurtured with the most beneficent care. To-day these societies, which  were so dispised and execrated, are the  most popular institutions in tiie land.  The rich and poor, the high and low,  the peer and the" peasant, the gentleman and the laborer,'all meet together  in the lodge room, and all are proud of  the honor in being a member of an'order so beneficent and so helpful to the  common.needs of our common humanity. Knowing as I do a little about these  societies I cannot help writing that the  instituting of such organizations as these  was a God-inspired idea. When one  thinks not only of the millions of men  that have been drawn together by means  of these, and through the coming together each class of men have got not  only to understand each other better,  but actually to take a deep loving interest iu each other, and when one thinks  ofHlieiiien^wlio-hWe^lMn^  cheered in the saddest moments of life,  and of the women and children who  have been provided for, as even those  noiv dead wero alive, ono fairly grows  enthusiastic oyer such, and from the  depths of the human heart, there comes  it fervent God bless you. 5Ien need  your aid, your brotherliness, your love,  and no man is a wise man���I care not  who he is���who is outside the charmed  circle of loving hearts and faithful  friends. Eliza Cook, called onu of our  minor poets, but who wrote some very  beautiful poems, which bear the stamp  of immortality upon them gives us  the following on Odd-fellowship���and  what is true of this society is true of all:  That asks not for bread, with tlie clninee ol ft  stone;  Thnt can laugh at tlio hag and defy her to lag  Near the tloor lhat it locks wilh a key ol its  own.  Self-help is the secret that makes  man  mid  woman c    -  Most'worthy of hearen, most noble on earth;  curse i **���"* wou'1' "''��� "1'!i truest'of pride wore more  common; " ���-  And rank were bestowed bv our life; notour  birth.  For*the thinkers and   workers   who  reason  .       . ariglu,  Who are children of God would be sister and  brother;  Must be willing to widen Humanity's light  And wliile helping themselves,; learn to help  one another.  The links of pure Fellowship, forced of pure  metal,  Are able to stretch out n chain of rare power,  Hands."imiied" can root up Necessity's nettle,  And  plant in its place Comfort's  odorous  flower.  Witli your wills, with?.your, brnjns,. then, up,  up and bestirring; ? ,  For remember, each sister,   remember^ each  .'-.- brother, ;: -..  That the Christian's great motto���the blest niul  unerring��� .''" .".'���'  Is, "We helpourselvcs most wheu weholponc  ?;-      another.", ^ ���-���*    .  PHIZ.  .On July first; the Toronto weather  man reported that London was the hottest place in Canada. We beg pardon.  It's Steveston, I!. C., the'most cosmopolitan town on earth, where people of  every clime congregate for a month or  so once a year and have a hot time. -  A bill forbidding the marriage of  idiots was passed by the Illinois legislature. This, no doubt, will knock the  idea of matrimony out of the heads of  the idiots who must work .for a trackman's salary. Our legislators with massive intellects should tako this matter  into "serious consideration."  INTERNATIONA.!. BROTHERHOOD  OF STATIONARY FIREMEN  During the month of June, 'they organized new unions in Omaha, Neb.;  Turner Falls and FatcliVjui-ff, Mass.;  Niagara Falls, N. 1*.; San Francisco,  Cal.; Akron, Ohio. The firemen of Hol-  yoke, Mass., were granted an eight  hour day, at the same .pay, they were  receiving for 12 hours work, thus shortening ithe day four hours and also giving jvork_ _tg_on_e__thii_0__more._Jl_remen.,  The tflvciuen have been successful in  shortening tlio hours of labor for their  .members In many cities, and the same  result could be accomplished If all lire-  men would 'join hauds, with the  Brotherhood.  Saw, methluks this old story has gospel-Ilka  meaning.  That we lu Ocld-felloi.ship honestly speak;  For with  Unity's blind wo  may laugh  nt the  hand  Tlml would break us iu bits as tho single niid  ' weak.  'Tis n great, 'tis n good, 'tis a glorious thing,  When sweet charity, heaven's prime minister  comes,  And with  eloquent voice and soft cherishing  wing,  Takes that beldam, old Poverty, out of our  homes.  Dut ii greater nnd better is proud Independence,  Several prominent labor leaders  mat'at Chicago on Monday In convention, among those present -wore S.  Gompors, James O'Connell, J. T. Butler, Valentine Fox, K. J. llmyeli, T. J.  Shaffer and others. The gathering represented about 2,000,000 workingmen  directly or Indirectly connected with  the metal trades. The question discussed was the amalgamation of all tho  different unions. They will meet again  shortly.  At Toronto a union has been formed  composed of women and girls who  work at the bookbinding trade.  A compromise has been reached  dn the carpenters' strike^ at Ottawa,  and a iflnnJ settlement has been made.  The jurisdiction of the'Nelson Typo-'  graphical union, No.-340, has been extended to Tmir, Kaslo, Sandon, New  Denver, Silverton and: Siocan City.  The. Teamsters union now organized  at Victoria have announced ���' that the  signatures of, charter members would  be received up till July 30th.' The  membership is-increasing rapidly.  The cigar makers of Victoria ' have  passed a resolution .placing a line of  $10 on any of its members known to  purchase any article, not having the  union label on, or not manufactured  by union labor. ,. n  ���The building permits 1 issued by'the  City Commissioner in June at Toronto,  amounted do $3S4,2G0. an increase of  .3290,000 over the corresponding month  last year. The 'permits'for the first  half of 11)00. totalled $942,194, and for the  same period this year,. 51,15^.365.  The Clerks' union of Nelson recently  organized and got the consent of ithe  merchants to a movement for/the closing of all stores on. Thursday afternoon. It worked all well enough for a  short time, but some retailer broke  away, and now there is a lively contest on,-' with the 'probability of' it resulting in the defeat of the half holiday plan.  _?James Wllks seems.to be getting to  the?front by leaps and bounds. Less  than three years ago he was helper in  a blacksmith shop. Today he is vice  ���president of the. Western Federation  of Miners, which has a membership  of over 50.000. Wilkes Is a=hard and  faithful worker, and is well deserving  of the honors thrust upon -him.���Freeman's Journal, Spokane. *  .The Victoria Trades and Ojabor Council have appointed committees and  outlined a course of action,1 which, if  carried out, gives promise of perhaps  the grandest labor day celebration held  on.the coast. The council have.decided to* invite .both their Nanaimo and  Vancouver, as well as1 Seattle, Tacoma  and Pont Townsend brethern to participate? in  the celebration.  At, acnieeting called 'recently by the  Rossland Trades and Labor Council it  was decided to, organize a union ito be  .called "The Rossland Labor Union."  A president and secretary, ���pro tern,  were elected and committee was appointed to draft working rules for the  new organization. The .Dominion  Trades and Labor Council -will be asked to grant a charter to the new union.  Just prior to the session of the City  Council of Victoria, on Monday evening, ;a deputation representing ith.e civic committee of the Trades 'and Labor  council 'interviewed.the mayor and aldermen on the question of labor in connection of public works to be carried  on in that city as provided in recently  ratified by-laws. The depuration! Impressed upon the council the desirability of work being accomplished by day  labor wherever 'practical, and that in  awarding the contracts preference  should be given to local people. The  council, were veiy favorable to the  proposition, and expressed their intention of giving local men the 'preference.  4****  9-<**v-  The Favorite Smoke  I  Union men smoke the Earl of Minto Cigar.  Why? Because it is Union Made.  c<��-  Turncr, Beeton if* Co.  Wholesale, Agexita  VANCOUVER. VICTORIA, NELSON,  P. O. BOX 206. .        'PHONE 179.  w. j. McMillan & co.J  Wholesale Agents for  TUCKET CIGAR CO. UNION LABEL CIGARS I  Brands:  MONOGRAM, MARGUERITA, ^BOUQUET,  OUR SPECIAL, ELJUSTILLO,  EL COMDUK, SARANTIZADOS, SCHILLER,  Corner Alexander, Street and Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  The Union Label Scores  Another Success.       ^^iSjff  Tb* " Klnfr Quality " Shoe ku b��n twyUthi OoU JM4  -���ho higheit award at the Paris Bxporitioa. Ail goodi ftaanM *_ft��  UNION LABEL.   B�� fur* that ������ King Quality" ii brandtd oa jtmx Amlk, wofi  means ptrfestfsatisfaction, '  Made by THE J. D. KING CO.. Limited, Toronto.,  Greenlee* Brothers,  LORNE, RARE OLD and  0. B. LiaUEUR WHeSKIESr  Are now asked for id Preference  to."anif other brand. ;  J.   K.   MECREDY,   Sole   Agent,  Telephone   899. Arcade   Vaults,   Cambie   Street.  '���i-.-'yii   7;>:--.V .VANCOUVER.  .���*���.;/: .  Street Fair & Carriival  August 5, 6, 7. 8, 9,10,1901;  ��� EXECUTIVE  XV. C. NICHOL. ESQ., Chairmaji.  J.  BUNTZEN,  ESQ.  F. BUSCOMBE, ESQ. '"  W..H. LUCAS, ESQ.  E. J./'McFEELY, ESQ.  k. "Mclennan, esq.  COMMITTEE.  "W*. H. QUANN, ESQ. '..  M. S. ROSE, ESQ.  XVM. HODSON, ESQ.  '���',,!.  ;'S. D. NESBITT, ESQ.      '  CAPT.UN D. McPHAIDEN,  A. SMITH,-ESQ, ?:     *  Tho executive committee will be pleased to reeeit,'e applications from local, provincial and.other merchants for booth space at the forthcoming- great  Street Fair and Carnival. Booth space will be allotted as follows: Frontage,  $1.00 per foot, depth of all boottia.'10.:feet." Plans may be seen at the Committee's Headquarters, Fairfield block Grandville street. All applications to  be made in-writing to ������������...<���''  ���'/" ':\        W. H. LUCAS, ESQ.,  Secretary V.S. F. and C  Try a bottle of Eisen Port, tlie sunshine' of California, 50c bottle, at Gold  Seal Liquor Co., 740 Pender street.  It* you want it really good rye whisky  at a low price, our 50e rye is it. Gold  Seal Liquor Company, 740 Pender street.  Pay up your subscription to the Independent, lit does not cost you much  and you should' not hesitate about giv-  ins your support readily to a labor paper. '      '���  ROYAL   HOTEL  :   Near to All Steamboat Wharves and  Railway Depots.  13ti WATER ST.    -  : -     VANCOUVER, B. C  Everything new and up-to-date. Electric  Light throughout. Kates, tl to ?2 a day.  Special rates for the week or month.  HOPHIBK, SPENCE a CO.  THERE IS  of Fire or Injury to  Health when you use  the  A. Ml. TYSON,;  WHOLESALE AND RETAI1, DEALER IN  Fish, Game, Fruit, arid  vegetables.  112 Cordova St.  'Phone 442  yM  The following circular has been sent  out by the secretary of the carpenters'  union of Fernle, 1.1..C'.: "Wanted, carpenters and Joiners to stay away from  Fernle, JB. C, as there is a lookout  pending, several contractors having  refused ,to recognize nine hours as a  day's work. There are at present more  carpenters inFemie than there is work  For stomach trouble of any kind take  Flint's Dyspepsia Tablets. They cure  you get your money back. SOc'boX.  JIcDowcll, Atkins, Watson Co.  BIRTH.  l'HILII'-On Tuesday, July 9, lMtt,  Cling. S. Philip,   Eleventh  avenue,  I'leabiint, of iisoii.    , the  wile of  Mount  TTelepliontr 651.  Western Cartage Co  -     'W. A. McDonald  Trucks, Drays and Express  Wagons  for  all   Purposes.  ORDERS TAKEN FOR WOOD AND COAL  Oflice: 314 Cambie Street.  A recent cough or cold that " BIG  4 COUGH CURE" will not cure is not  worth curing.  The price is now  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used. Apply"at Office of  LTD.  Gor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  and  $00  PACIfIC  LINE  World's  Scenic  Route  LOWEST RATES. BEST SERVICE.  To all points In Canada and the United States.  THE FASTEST AND HEST EQUIPPED TRAIN  CROSSING THE CONTINENT.  SAILINGS FOR JAWS AND  CHINA.  Empress of China July 8th  Empress of India July 29th  Empress of Japan June 17th.  and every four weeks thereafter.  SAILING FOR HONOLULU AND AUSTRALIA.  Moana May 31st,  Miowcra Juno 28th.  Aorangi July 20th  aud every four weeks thereafter.  For further particulars as 16 timo rates etc.,  apply to  J. COYLE,  A.G.P.A.  Vancouver, B. C.  JAMES SCLATER,  Ticket Agent,  42S Hastings St.,  Vancouver, B. O.  fe THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY  ,.-..-..JUIA' 13, 1901.-  SALMAGUNDI.  The Piazza Imgedv.  .Algernon's Ktliol's pajm 1ms n  Newly piiinteil front piazza  He has u  l'fltK/.H.  Wlii-u witli tolmno juice 'Iwas tuinteil  They lim! the front piazza painted  Ti>at taiitieii  I'iaz/u painteil *  Algernon mlle-l ttroutiil perehaiife  That night umiyei] in puitily pHiitv-  Tlmt night piTi'haiu'u  In gorgeous pun In.  Kngaging Kthel in a chat  1  Oil that piazza limvn he Ntit���  In chat  They sat. Q<  Mu\ wheu an hour or so had passed  He tried lo rise, but,Oh! stnek-fast���  At last  Stuck fast!  Fair Ktlu-1 shrieked, " It is the paint! "  And fainted in a deadly faint���  Thi.** saint  Did bunt.   ,.  Algernon sits there till thf> day-  He cannot tear himself away��� ,]  Away'.'  Nay, .nay!  IJ is pants are iirm. the paint is dry ���  lie's nothing else to de but die���   *  To die���  Oh, my!  lire allowed ti) tuiic place; namely, on the  Feast of St. Tnuiees, a model Christian wife  and mother for whom tlio citizens of I'lougiistcl  have the greatest veneration, which they  chlully muuifest by setting all the weddings  for that day. This year not less than forty,  four eoupU's knelt betoio her altar, to pronounce the uuptiai vows. This day of weddings by tlie wholesale is, of course, ti feast for  the whole village.  Students to Construct a School Building.  A press despatch says that an ambitious task  for. student labor has been set by O'eorueA.  Merrill, at the head ��f the Wilmerdlng school  of industrial arts ami llie California sohool of  niecliaiiieitlarisin San riaucisco. This is thu  construction of a brick and term colla building  to he IHU feel long, 70 feet wide and three stories  high. The work will I ten in at the opening of  next fall term, ami limy continue for some  years, as only the students are to be employed  upon it. It will furnish instructions during  the entire period of construction. In the  liuildiiig will lie chissrooms and shops. "The  construction uf thi?. building" says Mr. Merlll,  "will set for us a standard of workmanship  lhat will be both high anil permanent."  il IH  -E. KlEI.K.  A coming woman���tin: late*! fiMiiak' baby.  Fashion  makes  fools  ninny, and apes of all. *  of some, cowards of  ".Mini Julep," by S. Unbb  ation of a versatile writer.  Iho latest inspir-  lf you can count  your  frioiuis  lingers you are comparatively safe.  upon your  ' A lady  on   Hamilton struct   holds  that  figured is not us deadly as it ought to bu.  Automobiles are being used extensively to  collect mails, ami females ure driving them.  It is not considered  good form to  snooze in  church, even though Sunday be u day of rest.  II requires brains and money, principally the  latler, tu start a newspaper.   It will.stop itself.  Nobody would kick, nol even the iiierrtinnls,  if the baseball team should resort to more  trite,  The twentieth century woman may, after nil  turn ou! tu be nothing but the same old girl in  new attire.  Isn't it surprising where there are so many  different minds to please that all the church  steeples point the same way ?  The 201h century woman is again encroaching  oilman's riglns. Three of'cm at Krankforl  have gone into Ihe brewery business.  . For Sale���An extensive wardrobe of secondhand bathing soils; slightly teredo-bored, but  good enough for lending.   Al., Krfglish Hay.  A Loudon policeman- who had committed  suicide was discharged from ihe force three  days later for conduct  unbecoming nn ollicer.  The Host Known Mayor.  It was the boust of the late' l'utrick .1. Ulciuon  when he was .Mayiu- uf Long Island Cily, says a  New York exchange, thai he was the best known  mayor in tue United .States, and for several  years tills was probably true. He was sung on  Ihe stage anil aeled in comedy, and his generous features and big moustache were llie delight of caricaturists, .Mayor Gleasou said not  long before his death that the hardest stroke  ever dealt liim was the statement published by  a New York newspaper during an exciting  camimigii thai he hail a strong avcrsioe tu ivd-  haircd girls. It so happened that there was  more lhan the usual proportion of red-haired  girls in the mayor's district, though lliis wks  before red imir became popular with women  who tlye with the fashion. Everyone of those  girls thought Unit she could inlluence a vole or  two. Mayor (.lensou received indignant  letters by ihe score, and as he was a gallant  man he fell deeply the condemnalion of tlie  writers, lie issued ollieial staleinents to prove  that he iiad always admired red-haired girls,  and he made il tiis business lu go to every picnic lhat he might seek red haired girls out and  pay them marked attention. "I've kissed  every red-haired baby in my district." he said  before tlie campaign was over, "and a lot that  were old enough to vote if they had the privilege. ,,If Ihe man wlio wrote that story about  my disliking red-haired girls ever comes lo  Long Island City and I Iind him I'll put him in  jail." Mayor Gleason's strongest rival fur the  same kind of notoriety was Police Justice Patrick I.:. Iiuffy, and the two men frequently met  for lunch at the Astor House and compared  notes on progress.  As a rule the idea expressed  in a pompous  . and  oiistrucc sentence is weak; it is always  Bafe to trust a strong thought to simple language.  'For Snle-.-A few healthy Knglish Bay 'appetites or would exchange for drinky-titcs of the  name capacity. Apply lunch counter, Merchant's Exchange.  Georgic Ilughotise, a nice, pretty, young  fellow, wants tonctns best man at weddings;  is a professional at the business, but guaranteed harmless.   Apply ut this olllco. -  Mayor Townley has promised thai on the day  the lire brigade is inspected b.v the committee  tlint it will be done in the afternoon if it rains  in llie morning, and in the morning if it rains  ill the afternoon.  Tho fact that a woman who escaped from ihe  Now Westminster hospital for the insane, returned home to Victoria mid gave her husband  a good whipping, has raised doubts as to her  being really insane.  .Father���Come, wake up, ma; it must be lime  to get up.  Mother���Why, pa? .  Father���'Cause I've just got the baby to  sleep .'-Chicago News.  liutcher-  Oiplomacy.   ���Arcvou siircthatyonrinothGr-said  a pound of the toughest steak I havo  in my  shop','  " Yes, 'cos falher he's got poor teeth, and if I  take hack tender steak he'll eat the lot, but if  it's tough the rcsl on us will 'ave a chance of  getting some."  A couple of aldermen visited the English  Buy Untiling nail Athletic club the other day  and spent a considerable timo looking at the  different movements on the beach. The cure-  bedewed brows and serious colloquies will, we  taojic, result in something being done lo lessen  any possible danger lhat may exist with reference to balhlng at English Bay, although It |s  fortunately very llj'ht.  Overwhelming Cordiality.  " Do your country cousins treat you cordially  when you visit them In Ihe summer'.'" " ul,  they! Say, tho minute I get there they make  mclalie some elderberry cordial us a fatigue  destroyer; then I have to drink some peppermint cordial for fear the water won't agree  with inc. Next day they insist that 1 absorb  some snakcroot cordial to ward off possible  chills anil fever, and then I have to gulp down  some liverwort cordial for the good of my  system generally. Do thoy treat me cordially V  ItyJore, there's plenty of cordiality! I can  taste it for months after! "���Smart Set.  A Church With Forty-Four Weddings In One  Bay.  There are strange customs in some districts  of the old country.   For instance, at 1'lougastcl  in Brittany, France, there is but one day a year  1*01.1. Y  OK  WAR.  'Ctirlylt; lius ritiil what inity well In- thu  lust word on tlio folly of war, ami his  words are tvortli iiuotinjr lu-rc:        r,   -  "What, speaking in quite uuollicinl inngiiage,  is tlie net purport and upshot of war*' To  my own knowledge, for exniiiplc, there dwell  and (oil in the liritish village of liiiindriidge,  usually some live hundred souls. From these,  by certain ���natural enemies' of the French,  there are successfully selected, during the  French war, say thirty able-bodied men.  Dumdrudgc nt her own expense has suckled  and nursed them; she has, not without dillieulty  aud sorrow, fed them up lo manhood, and even  trained them to crafts, so that one can weave,  another build, another hammer, and the weakest can stand under thirty stone, avoirdupois.  Nevertheless amid much weeping and swearing they aro selected; all dressed in red; and  ship]ied away at the public chaige, some two  thousand miles, or say Only to Ihe south of  Spain: and fed there till wanted.  "And now to that same spot in the soul h'of  Spain arc thirty similar French artisans, from  a French Duiiidrudge, in like manner wending,  till at length, after lullnitc 'effort!' the two  parties come Into" actual juxtaposition and  Thirty stand facing Thirty, each wilh a gun in  his hand.  " Straightway tlie word ' Fire!'. is given, and  Ihey blow Ilia souls out of one another, and iu  place of sixty brisk useful craftsmen, the world  lias.sixty dead carcasses, which it iniist bury,  and anon shed tears for. Had these men any  quarrel?: Busy as ihe devil is, not the smallest! They lived far enough apart; were the  entires! strangers; nay in so wide a universe  there was even, unconsciously, b.v commerce,  sonic mutual helpfulness oelween them. How  then ',' Simpleton. Their governors had fallen  out; and instead of shooting one another, had  the cunning to make these poor blockheads  shoot!"  Home industries are to be encouraged whomever established. Ono thai has been established quietly and yet in a veiy extensive way  iu Ihis cily in the past few months is that of  lea-packing b.v li.F. A J. Unit.  lu a large warehouse on Cordova street the  business is carried on, and there every day a  number of young men are hard at it opening  the large metal packages which come hermetically scaled from the far Ceylon plantations  direct Io ihe company's warehouse. At once  niter being opened the coiuenis of the pack-  ages are weighed into small ones of pound  ami hall-pound weights, and these are immediately sealed up again, nnd being lead wrapped,  are, of course, again hermetically closed.  Thus Ihe lea has uul the least chance to lose  any of Ihe Ireshness and aroma which is tlie  dislinelive chniadcrlslio ���f the Itluc Ilibhon  brand. Ill fact, the lea is nol open to the air  live minules from the lime that the  1 irge packages arc opened till the ninilik-  lingercd buys have ilalldolie lip'fnlhc small  sizes and sealed again.  Tills packing is dune wilh such expedition  t(ml it Is a pleasure to walcli it. The very  latest type oi machinery is used and so complete is the working of it Unit il might almost  be said to be nlllollialie if il were nut fur the  two young men who handle llie levers and  lake oui llie packages.  Wheu Ihe tea is packed, other buys take it to  the labelling room where iu turn another pro-  c-ssis performed, Unit of wrapping each brand  and strength in lis proper label. As there are  two labels for Hlue Hibbuu, and llie company  puts up many other brands as well, this is a  step in the process requiring great care and  'intention, and ihe boys are selected for Ibis  work especially from that point of view. The  stock room where llie labels alone arc kept is  quite ait extensive place and llie piles of lilhii-  graplied labels are slacked up In separate  siiolves around llie room.  Large quaulilies, both of bulk and package  teas, are kept iu slock iu llie warehouse while  at another warehouse the principal slock is  kept and drawn upon when needed.  The handling of lea is not llie only specially  of the linn. Hlue llibbon llnvoringexirncis,,  baking powder and spices are making a name  fur themselves rapidly, and llie demand is(iu-  oreasing iu" a way thai should satisfy the  makers. These nre not made here, but are  shipped,from' ihe niaiiofnotory ol Winnipeg  where niso llie famous coffee of the Mine ICih-  bun brand is pin up. A new ,lino which the  company lias recently put on tlie market and  which has already achieved success, is Hint of  jelly powders. These are in all the favorite  lluvors and also calves' foot; and "simply  delicious" is the way to describe the dainty  disiies made from them.  Il is sliperlluoils to say much of the popular  nianager, Mr. .1.1), itoberls. Every one knows  Blue ltibbou Kobcrls. More tlinii lhat every  one likes him. A more resourceful and capable  man lo handle the ditlicult lask of Introducing  and spreading the sale of goods would be hard  to liud. Fnergy personitled is the,best brief  description uf ihe gentleman. He is, proud lo  say that his'establishment employs nil white  lnbor, and tlle youths wliuare learning a useful  business trade are gelling good training under  him.  open secret that great railway and steamship  corporations are silent partners iu this evasion  of the exclusion act. The government, too,  unintentionally or otherwise, assist this trallic  in coolie labor. If the authorities at Washington lived up to the spirit as well ns the letlcr,  of the law they would have hundreds instead  of a half dozen of customs oilieers on duly in  the i'ugot Sound district. The present force Is  entirely too small to prevent this kind of  smuggling, und so long as it is not increased  the government Is at least censurable for neglect, if nol liable to tbe charge of connivance  iu the evaWxi of the law."���Union Itecord,  Seattle.  Convalescents need KLson Port���"the  huililer up of the weak"���50u bottle.  Gold Seal Liquor Co., 7-ld Vender street.  When you want to hire a first-class  horse and busey, go to the Palace  livery stables.  Telephone 125.  Gold Seal Canadian Kye  Grand Old Kye. Only, 80i  Seal Liquor Company.  is Seiif  bottle,  ram's  Gold  Now, gentlemen, hereis the shop to  get'yonr hair cut to suit you: Corner  Cambie and Cordova.   C. Kllis.  Ihe Mint  Is the new saloon at the corner  of Carrall and Hastings streets. Case  goods are the best, and the prices 0. K.  Seattle Hainier beer, 5 cents.  Drink Ked Cross Beer, the beer that's  Sure, 75c pints, $1.50 doz. quarts. Gold  peal Liquor Co., ,74(5 Vender street.  Telephone 1���2���5 for a line livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, 1'alaee livery  stables.  CURRENT OPINION���ALL SORTS.  No One Man Institution.  In a.recent issue the ColonUt refers lo strikes  as being largely caused1'by-irresponsible men,  and the JCossland Miner has much to say concerning "professional agitators." We really  thought that even papers so steeped in conservatism and prejudice with regard to labor  affairs as the contemporaries mentioned had  been dispossessed of ihe idea that the. modern  strike is the work of one man or a dozen men,  bu't-[r3ecm"s~lliSnvc arc^iiisfiiUeii^Whena"  strike Is commenced nowadays it is by ihe  action not of a bare majority of the luon  afected, hut generally of a grcaler majority  than il takes tu pass a tuuuey by-luw in a city.  ���Nanaimo Herald,  But They Won't Do II.  The Hritlsh Columbia government would be  amply justified In convening the legislature to  pass an obligatory iirblrratlon act. Harney  Macdonald's antipathy to labor organizations  threatens to put Kosslund blithe pike and the  fishermen's troubles threaten the salmon business with another year of conflict. A coin-  pnlsory arbitration act wnnld rave these'Important Industries from rupture and perhaps  sudden death.���Sandon I'aystreak.  What Did He Wear Before.  The editor ol this paper Is soon to buy a/Jilrt.  Strange and extravagant as It man scr'/ii. we  have determined lo do so. Willi Uils end In  view, we wish dealers lo submll sealed bids before Saturday night, so thai tlio Job may be  lot to the lowest bidder, llunllty and style  don't count. Any old thing will do. Send In  your bids. We reserve the right to reject any  and all bids.���AvoeaJournal.  SOVKI. I.AHOIt UNION.  ���A novel labor union, is to be established iii  Galesbing, 111. Only Christirns who do not  smoke or drink will be eligible to membership.  The Initial step in the formation oi the organization will be taken Saturday night in a west  side church, and if it proves to be a success  here, branch unions will be formed in oilier  labor centers. The organization will be called  the Christian Iinildors' Union and will be made  up of contractors, workmen and supply dealers  in the building industry. The SalvaiiouAriay  will lend its uiornl.siipport nnd il is purposed  to apply the principle of brotherly love lo avert  strikes, lockouts'and the labor' wars 'that follow. It is announced thnt ninety men already  hare.signified their willingness to join this  union. Contractor HenryT. Ilerck is the pro-  motor and he will be the llrst president. Tlie  movement was prompted by the long differences between-'employers and employees thai  have practiollly paralyzed the building business iu Chicago.      ..-,;,  Flint's Dyspepsia Tablets are guar-  anued to restore failing appetite and  correct, any kind of stomach trouble.  50 c, box. McDowell, Atkins, Watson  Co.  '8  Vou'll nol find fault with any quality you  get at the Foople's l'opular Price Pharmacy.  Quality is ol supreme importance. .  You'll not Iind fault with the prices���they  are always fair nnd lower than uther store's  prices.  OUR   PRICliS  NOT  CONTROLI-tD   BT  ANY  COMBINE.  Castoria, Regular Pricear,i;, our piiee..��� 25c  Carter's I'ills, "       "   ���J.jc,   "     "      15c  Dr. Oiiison's Kidney Cure, Itegular Price  -.l.Stl, our price ,    SI  SI'OXljIJS ANII SOAPS'AT MALI"-'PRICE.  riilCSOHIITlU.NS: 00 per com, lower than  other STORES.  Gerald Deyell   druggists  \V. I).' Wylle  Successors to J. A. L. MoAlphino.  If You Are  Boarding  you .should he 'careful to specify to your landlord or landlady  that you want your Laundry Work  sent'to us.  Hotter mark I'-l-.O-N- K-K-K  l.-.-Y-U-IST-D-tt-Y on your parcel���  then you'll be sure of gutting the  best laundry work that can be  done.    PIONEER:  Steam Laundry  D. M. STEWAKT, Pitop.  Phone 34(5. 910- 014 Riciiaiids St.  The laundry of thedatk red wagons.  WHITE   LABOR  ONLV.  CREDIT:  MUNICIPAL SIIJJEP FARMING.'-.  The latest and one of the must interesting  developments in the direction oi municipal  enterprise is reported from Torquay. Having  been succcssiul in its conduct of a big rabbit  wnrrcn, the corporation has decided to experi-  inent-witli;slieep-fnrmiiig-on=its:estate^of-'_*;,Ji'0  across on the Dartmoor watershed. A starl is  to be made wilh St) sheep, and if successful tliu  Hock will be enlarged.  Times are hard and cash Is scarce, and  ���Is likely to be till utter the llshlnj,' season. On. the other hand we are placing  our students Into positions so fast (30 in  seveii' weeeks) that we will be short ot*  graduates for the full.-business. For this  reason wc are prepared to make arrangements (with responsible parties) for'a full  commercial course in such a way that the  full fee is nol-payable-till the cud of the  six months' course. Offer open till June  15tli, .1901.  TlicII.IU..V��gclGoiunior��ialCoIlQgo  P. O. Box.1-17. Vancouver, B.C.  BUCHANAN & WHITE  HOUSE PAINTERS  725 Hastings St.      Union Labor Only  UNION PltlNTKItS WIN AT COURT.  At Brussels, llie capital of Belgium, the p  prictor of a printing olllce, who discharged  nine of bis employes becouse they refused In  leave their union ou Ills demand, was fined in  court to the extent of '.too francs and ordered to  pay damages to his printers in ihe amuuiil of  I,Wd francs.  And Lots of Lip Loyally.  Until the fool killer has harvested the last ol  his crop there will uhvays be "Hag Incidents"  for fool newspapers to magnify.���Silvertonian.  A Fishy Question.  Four thousand B. C. fishermen arc on strike.  on which, from time immemorial, weddings I DissatiBfled with the scale���Toronto News.  EXCLUSION OK C1IINKS1C.  The old demand, "Tlie Chinese must go," hits  outlived the possibility ol fulfillment. There  are now so many Uhlnusc In the country that  their expulsion could be accomplished by  nothing short of a war. Hut this country  should say, "the Chinese and Japanese must  stay ont of this country,"'ami then stick lo  what It says. The exclusion law should be re-  enacted, and It should be suame'nded thai even  the .lim Hills, John Rockefellers ami other unpatriotic citizens could not, as now, violate It  with Impunity. More Orientals'get Into Ihis  country through I'liget Sound ports than all  the rest of our coast line. II Is an ideal region  in which to carry on Ihe business of smuggling  in Japs and Chinese and many unscrupulous  persons are engaged in that business.   It is an  PARIS GREEN. HELLEBORE  AND WHAT_,E OIL SOAP for the ex-  term inaition of the CUT WORM and  other Insects���for sale iby the McDowell, Atkins, Watson' ��� Company, The  DrUfferUrts, .Vancouver.  Pastry and Cakes  FRESH' DAILY  MONTREAL BAKERY  WKST.MI.VSTKR  AVKNL'K.  t Want a New Bike ?       ���  ^ Come in and let us tell  you about our new *p  <$ Easif Payment Plan.   You'll own a high-grade ^  ^ wheel before you realize it is costing you anything, A  ASK ABOUT IT.  Bicycle Store  24 Cordova &t.  SOLE AGKXT  CLEVELAND AND TRIBUNE BICYLE&.  MicLennan,  McFeely & Co��-  WHOL*  Shelf and Ilcavv  WHOLESALE AND   RETAIL   DEALERS   TN  araware  MLAIL   ORDERS  RECEIVE PROMPT ATTIS'X'TION.  KELLY, HOBJOLAS & CO.  WHOLESALE GKOCEHS,  Cordova and Water Streets  Vancouver, R C.  fltJgr3 Headquarters For   Domestic and Imported Ciqars and Smoking Sundries.  Is. now on.  ONE WEEK.  All -roods at  Half Price for  S,   10 Cordova St  Wo liavo a very lar-jo store al Xo. 127 Huntings strout iK-votoJ ox-1  illusively to traveling riM|uisilcs: Trunks, Valises,  Bags, Dress i  .   Suit Cases, ami in l'act prautii'itlly in-i'rylliiiii.' in lliis lint*. |  TIicti! is ho limit to your rlioifu, lVmu ihu I'limp "Tok'ncope'' at [  J5c to valist'S up to $21, sninr conliiinint: vomplL'tu toilet i'i|iiip-:  nients. " . ;  Or you win'buy u trunk fur $2.50 or as bigli as SSO, ami nt almost;  cverv possible 'prior between. ;  JOHNSTON, KEREOOT & CO. !  Vancouver's Big Clothiers, 101-6 COEBOVA STREET,        !  Matters and Hcns's furnishers, VANCOUVER,  Trunk Store I2r Hastings St., 0|i|). Wm. Ralph's.  TENNIS, CRICKET, CROQUET,  HAMMOCKS, FISHING TACKLE,  BASEBALL, LACROSSE,  BOXING GLOVES  AND PUNCHING BAGS, ETC.  Charles E. Tbdalf,  521   Hastings  Street.  TIL.  Best  Thing in the Market  Sol iii Copper Tea ami Coffee Pots  Tea Kettles in all Sizes  (.Sickle I'lntcd)  These (roods will last a life time.  No seouriiiji to keep clean  Always look bright  R. G. BUCHANAN & CO.  Crockery and llousefurnishings,  406 and  408 Westminster Avenue, Vancouver  Choice Family  Groceries  and Provisions.  OPPOSITE  THE OLD STORE,  Cor. Westminster Ave. ami Prior.  Gratifying indeed to hear praises sounded throughout the  Dominion.' l_"IT-HKI"OIi_M patterns, gathered from the various  quarters of the globe, are reeeiviug undivided attention from  nobby dressers, '"  i^____-_rh:it.,i.-wliy_inakers of Kil-l!eforni.iire-tttxed_to_tlieii__litin6st   rapacity in  this the spring of 11*01.  Fit-Reform Wardrobe  334 Hastings St. Vancouver, B. C.  Mull orders promptly iittomlcil to.   Poll mensurcmoiit blanks uud mimplus  scut on tippllciition.  2ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooocx>ooopooooooooooooooos  REMOVAL  Fora�� Bros.  300000000000000QOOOOOOCOOOOI  JHassey-Harris and Stearns  ALL STYLES  BICYCLES ALL PRICLS   AT   '  KENDALL'S, 328 Cordova St  The best plncc in B. C, to hare your  Bicycle repaired.  FOR_  Good Milk and Cream  ROSE BANK DAIRY  HAS NO EQUAL.   Terms Reasonable.  I. S. MILLER, Prop.     1130 Hornby St,-  U_J>4>^W'W?'W'*>JWk'^^^  W..A^JJHWIllHW����W  nJUJUi.i.1' iiim��Hmma��E

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