BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Independent Jun 9, 1900

Item Metadata


JSON: xindependen-1.0180423.json
JSON-LD: xindependen-1.0180423-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xindependen-1.0180423-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xindependen-1.0180423-rdf.json
Turtle: xindependen-1.0180423-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xindependen-1.0180423-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xindependen-1.0180423-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

 w  I-I'll  I  I  Iht  I  I  I  I  I  R.G.BUCHANAN,  Crockery, China, (iliisswnre, Finny  Goods, Plated Ware, Lump  , ��� Goods. Cutlery und  Supplies.  406-408 Westminster Ave.  �� DICKSON'S ���$5ftN&?EA  Coffee Ivotibtersinid Unmler.-J. ������..  =-   To get n cup of delicious iironnitic  coffee, it s>lmujd be fresh : H-Jinicd und.  groiiiid an needed.  Try Dick foil's I*t:sT.  33 Hastings St. East  Ability. Thuni* C31. Pluck.  .VOL. 1.  VANCOUVER, B. 0., SATURDAY, JUNE 9, -190.0.  NO. 11.  ;_- ���-���  Rousing Reception Given to the Independent Labor Party.  The big meeting: of the Independent  labor party on Wednesday, June (ith,  ���was acgreat success. The city hall  ���was filled clean Into the street, the  stairway-?'being Impassable, and Hundreds moved away.  The various speakers were loudly ap-  jilauded. Mr. Harry Cowan was In  {lie chair, and those on the pla'tform included Messrs. Dixon and AVilllams,  the Labor candidates; .Mr. P. Carter-  Cotton, Colonel Falk Warren, Alderman  "Foreman;' Hon. Joseph Martin, Jdr. G.  Hartley, Alderman McQueen, Mr. J.  Pearey, Mr. Ralph Smith, Mr. J. H.  Watson and Mr. Charles Wilson. :'  The Chairman announced that Mr.  "Williams would open the meeting,  Messrs. MacCIain,Wilson, Carter-Cotton, Martin, "and Smith to follow; witli  lialf an hour each. '"';'��':..���"  [';.   ;\'y  ].'.'  '.���    Mh.  WII^IAMS ;.  opened by ^referring;, to   tho Oriental  question.     He said  that he  was pre-  /     -pared to speak even more strongly than  he had done at the last meeting on this  ���question.     He  instanced  the    terrible  ���difficulties  in  the Southern' States  of  0   America in connection with their slavery experience."    He spoke of the tens  of -millions of Chinese iyho wished   to  come to America.   .It was Impossible  ��� to speak too strongly or the matter.  Every true patriot -yould see to It that  this matter was settled now and for  '."���''eooil.    He thought If proper statistics  '' ' were at hand, we should be astonished  attlie injustice, worked on workmen by  ���mills and other corporations,  in holding back wagesj for several weeks, and  y  thus causing much difficulty.  Speaking  :���"  ot the eight-hour.day- they were agitating for a universal eight-hourday  all; over  the Province.   '   (Applause.)  The finding of ah Imperial Commission  bad been that the men aid as much  -Klerk In eight hours ns.ln nine.   He did  not believe that worknien should make  industrial  slaves of themselves.       He  ,.'   -advocated the  totals aboiltlon'af' the  poll-tax.-   He objected to the employer.  Y collecting the tax? from workmen under  , -Jijin, and the revenuerequlred to make  ;,*:��p.the_ deficiency should ."be'made-up on  Y;j��taxes;:,6ri.;'la*idYvalue"s^  YYl'Corpbratlons.lIke the Canadian Pacific  -:'; "Hallway" would' hav%the privilege of  .paying a fair, share of .the. taxes.,,.(Ap-  -- - idause.)  ' .;':���' '-'������'��� '���'''���'.:���'.���'������'-   ;YV-'' ���  MR. .'MacCLATN    .'.    ;.YY;  .'"   was glad to have;,an opportunity   of  being on a platform with ment.,who re-,  .'presented the capital'class "against labor.    He had not come to attack Mr.  "'"���'."Toseph Martin personally, but his platform. - He was, not' against'the. Gov-  Yernmcnt ownership of railways; hut he  .was against tile Government, going to  .   ���  the capitalists of the Old Conn try, to  .  "bbrrow the .money to build them.    He  '���/.'.' -advocated, Instead, that the Dominion  government issne scrip that could be  , -circulated, Instead ot money, and which  ehould be obtained   by   the Province  . -without the payment of 'Interest.     In  Guernsey, Channel.   Islands,  this  had  Ybeen'.done, to obtain money to erect Its  Ynublic works and institutions..   Taking  'Yup the past records of the'various parties soliciting' the voters' support,: the  speaker claimed that "up to the present  time no one of them had done anything  tto benefit the masses, while In power.  ������"To  get  benefit   from  legislation,     he  maintained, the masses must vote for  .���the representatives,   of    the   working  classes, not,for lawyers and-othcr men  -who represented capital and only talked of the horny-handed sons of toll and  ���llie sweat-drops'on    their   "brows that  shone like the diamonds in a Duchess'  icrown, at election  time.     (Laughter.)  The Oriental ."question was dealt with  ���"by the speaker, and the necessity of  ���establishing a  ?2.50.   rate  of pay per  day,  which but  few employers would  igiye to a Jap   or   a Chinaman.      He  ���pointed out that total expulsion of the  Chinese was not feasible,, as a Chinn-  anan born In Hong ICong was a British  subject, just as much as a man born  -h"Canadar^Th"e-only"'curr'rorfhe~Ori-  -ental trouble was a minimum rate of  ���wages.   Referring to the last session of  the House, the speaker said that It almost sot down  to "a scrapplng-match  nmoin.  the gentlemen who were sent  ^floivn  there,. and  w:ere, drawing their  salaries to work in the interests of the  people.  In the Interests of the working-  class parties, he asked the voters to return the straight Labor ticket and thus  let men of their own class legislate for  thorn.    A bill In    favor of a; general  Eight-Hour Law nnd a minimum rate  of wages would strike a great blow .it  the Japs and Chinese, and would be a  stCD In the advancement of the whole  of the working classes of the Dominion.  MIR. CHARLES WILSON",  the parly, line Conservative leader, wns  the. next speaker. It seemed lo him  that the Conservative platform was  broad and liberal enough for any work-  ���tnffman to follow. He thought the  movement of having Lnbor cnnclldates  "In the field would be productive ot good.  Ho resented the Insinuation In the  "News-Advertiser" of the "Turnor-  TVIlson" party. He utterly denied that.  He had been told that lt. wag stated In  the "World" that there was a combination between himself.and Mr. Carter-Cotton. .That was'!,another enm-  liaign He; he had no political affinity  ���with Mr. Carter-Cotton. He ;referred  to the Asiatic influx, and-agreed with  Mr. Williams In his remarks regarding'  tills Immigration. His party determined to put an end to the evil, whirh  ���rvwulcj injuri* every person in the com  munity. In ii few years, if this went  on, there would be a rich class and a  class of comparative slaves. If a  minimum wage would strike at the  evil, he would be prepared to give It  his unqualified support. The true way  of stopping the evil was lis' arresting  the Immigra-.l.m. lie was In favor of  some such act as the Natal Ac!, which  he thought would thorougly meet the  case. It was a matter of astonishment  to him that two gentlemen on ..this  platform, who were posing as the  friends of", labor, had had the chance  to make this legislation, but had never  taken any steps in that direction. (Applause and hisses.) They'could pass  an Act, like the Natal Act, and he  thought that In view of the utterances  of Mr. Chamberlain, the Executive oi*  the Dominion would long stop from  tils-allowing such legislation.  There were several interruptions at  'his point, and "a good many,, gentlemen at the rear of the hall toys a hand  in the. debate.   , i  iMr. Carter-Cotton and Mr. Martin,  said the speaker, did know of the,  subject.,matter      of  ;: the      Natal  JOSEPH DIXON.  Act, .and were "cognizant of. it;  Then he found 'Mr. Carter-Cotton pos-  .ing as the only man competent to deal  with the wiles of the present Premier;  He,.thought; that Mr. Carter-Cotton���  (Cries.,of. "He's: all right,")���had more  than,.any other,'man fallen a!.victim:.to'  the wlies of..the.Premier. The result  i of. their .'conflict: was ' that Mr. Carter-;  Cqttgn's^arty^was':^  "existenceTY "(Cries. '* of v-���'No',-:'nb','',v,ahd"  VTime."):., The*, result would be seen  ori: Mr.: Joseph;:Martin on ��� the;.9th .of,  ���'June;' : (More cribs of "Time.") Mr"  ���Wilson briefly referred to the various  planks in the platform. His comment  on the Eight-Hour Law. was met with  derisive laughter. In conclusion, he  agreed that the great niass of those  present would support the Labor Ticket.':. (Cheers.).- (Calls, of "Only one  left.") Mr. -Wilson said . that "they  should sive It to. 'Alderman .-Wood.  Mr...Wilson: left the platform amid a  discord of cheers: and hisses. . ;��� Y  Y;    MR. 'RALPH SMITl'H   ,  apologised for appearing on the platform, which was really for the candidates   in this   City, but as the meeting was a labor one and owing to the,  Vancouver "World" and  the Premier  having    said .', so   many   hard   things  against him, he felt entitled to'a few  minutes to  explain himself.".'-'He had  only separated himself from Mr. Car-  :ter-Cotton';to,enable himself to go'ln  for a straight and direct Labor platform. : Mr. Martin had, so he had been  told, said some very serious and hard  things against him.   He wanted to be  fair, and  therefore would not go by  what had been credited, to Mr. Martin  in the press, which the speaker went  on to criticise severely for its general  want of veracity.    -Speaking of    the  Semlln-Cotton Government, Mr. Ralph  Smith maintained that as that.partjf  increased  in  strength,    so it became  harder to get through legislation in favor of the working class.   The labor  representatives  had  not -secured  all  they should have In the past; this was  partly owing to the fact t!_it they had  not   insisted  on  making their power  and  force ^elt^but^^hgn^^go^IcL  take-pIace_aCter7this_election.   In this  election the question working men had  to ask was had they any guarantee,  by past actions, that the parties offering themselves  for election  would  carry   out   their  promises   of   to-day.  The only way  to settle  this, was  to  look to p.ast records.   He had no reason to think that the leaders of the  present, party In power wouldi carry  out Its pledges.   To show this they had  to deal with Mr. Martin alone; It was  no good speaking to Messrs. McQueen,  Maepherson   or  Gllmour;    they    had  nothing to'do with It or in it.   ((Laughter.)   Mr. Martin signed the platform  and was the head of the Government.  As    the Premier of this Province he  was entitled to discuss Mr. Martin, but  he would not do so In a personal or  any other manner.   Mr. Martin posed  as the  representative of   labor,    but  when, the miners of Vancouver Island  brought a law into the House practically prohibiting the employ of Oriental  labor In the coal mines of the Island,  Mr. Martin, "the champion of labor,"  opposed it and voted against it.   In his  speech and arguments   against It. Mr.  Martin  quoted .figures,  &c.;   that   he  had got from: Mr. Dunsmulr, who was  Interested In' keeping, Chinese  in  the  mines, as It meant dollars, and cents  In his pocket. '���;,, ''i'Y'YY- ;  Mr. Ralph Smith'next dealt with the  Redistribution BUI, which Mr. Martin  had voted against, after having stated  at Nanalmo that he wquidsupport.lt.  He said the same thing onYtheYfloor  of,:' the; House.  There was    therefore  nothing that he should have allowed  to Intervene to cause him to go back  on his word and vote it down, and  cause the defeat of the Government.  Mr. Martin's excuse was thnt at the  time the Bill was Introduced the Government was trying to form a coalition with certain gentlemen of the Opposition. As a matter of fact, Mr.  Martin did not know until about two  weeks ago, the facts of that alleged  attempt. To prove that there was:no  truth in.this story of an "unholy .alliance," Mr. Ralph Smith read-the let-  ter, that has already been published,  in which Mr. Turner, on behalf of the  Opposition, offered to co-operate with  the Government on terms of coalition,  as a Turnor-Semlin Government. Tlils  coalition, Mr. -Martin. gave as h|s  chief reason for defeating the Government; yettftlr. Semlln's reply to, this  letter had been an absolute refusal.  On the other hand, Mr. Martin: had  himself tried to form a "coalition with  these same Opposition gentlemen, and  wlth:Mr. Dunsmuir, which latter fact  Mr. Smith had received from -the  mouth of Mr. Dunsmuir himself. As  a matter of fact, Mr. Martin; was  chiefly actuated in what .he did by  motives of personal spite and revenge,  which'was a discredit and disgrace'to  any public man. Referring to Mr.  Martin's recent visit to Nanalmo, and  his charge that he, Mr. Smith, had  told "a pack of lies," Mr. Smith emphatically refuted ;��� the charge; and  stated^that if Mr. Martin would ask  hltn the. self-same questions to-night,  he would give him the self-same answers. (Cheers.) Even if a man had  been led into an exaggeration, a gentleman referring to his mistake would  not call him a "liar," but would use  a moreY'courteous term to a fellow  man. (Cheers;) Speaking of the New  Vancouver Coal Company, Mr.. Smith  said he was a friend: of"It because  thereV'Was not a company on 'the-Pa-,  cldc.Coast that administered its affairs with more, fairness and justice to  the workingmen.   (Cheers.)  Upon time being called, Mr. Smith  retired, but order couldl not be restored till he .had;-again taken; the  platform. He indignantly refuted, the  charge, made. by..'Mr." Martin that" he  was a paid servant of the Vancouver  Coal Company. He was not, but he  .was.a paid servant of the,coal :miners  of Vancouver Island.; In 1S04, - when  the.,'.':' underground' .superintendent's  brother, ran foi-'"Nanalmo, , arid "had  been defeated, hot'a 'single, man employed ,'lh Ytlie..; mines'. had j been-, dls-.  charged;',;or,vLhls^:posIt'ohi:affected,*^ beY  cause^of-fHe'opBo'sitioh'-tSr^  date supported "by the ..'Superintendent'  of the Mines.-/Y.'. YYY.Y;v'.V.Y'Y:l  ." Mr. Smith again took 'his seat,' but  the meeting insisted upon, hearing him  further, and the uproar continued till/  he again took the platform. He' immediately retired, however, when Mr.  Martin was called liDon.       Y  eluded in the Redistribution Bill. He  referred to the sale of the Red River  Valley Road to the Northern Pacific  Railway.lt was asked Why as a friend  of labor he had gone to Winnipeg last  year nnd fought Mr. Puttee. He did  not believe in any class of the community  running for the  Legislature.  Mr. Martin declared that lie had never  supported a Labor candidate. It was  suicidal for trjdcs unionists to run one  line,to the exclusion of all others. They  must1 belong to one party or the other.  They were giving up their positions as  electors In supporting Labor candidates. '���"What action am I to be guided by?" ."' ' :  Mr. Martin found fault with the disagreement in organised Labor. Even  in their own association there were  differences. The only result'of the Labor men being in the field was to help  Mr. Wilson and the Mayor. -  Mr. Martin drew an invidious con  .*������  elusion at Messrs. Wilson and Garden's*  expense in their support of Mr. MacCIain. He contended it was absolutely, suicidal for workingmen to vote for  Labor candidates if they wished' to  ���favor the present Government. He referred, to the building of "that railway"  and was hooted to the echo."' Hisses  followed bis appeal to the electors to  support the full ticket. "The cam-  paien Is about at an, end," said Mr.  Martin... ���; .  ��� ..',-,-���  Mr. Martin then floated off into the  railway O/uestilori and the history of  ���Manitoba. He said he had no expectation of getting support from people  who supported the old order of things.  (Applause.)  Immediately Mr. Martin had concluded his speech a.targe number of ails followers, proceeded to leave the ball, and  MR. CARTER-COTTON,  who was received1 with cheers  upon: rising, . was unable to  ma.ke himself heard for a few minutes.  The audience, becoming impatient at  the interruption, protested loudly,  whereupon Mr. Carter-Cotton told them  not to heed it as it was only a few of  Mr.:'Martin's followers who, not feel-  I IDA All ���  Radcliffe   Certain   of  a Big   Vote-  Dunsmuir Roasted.  (Continued on Page Five.)  -.-���",'��� -t:..,���: PREMIER .MARTIN   ::"'Y:;  came forward,amid.the cheers that followed the going away of Mr. Smith.  The hisses continued for several moments. He could hot believe that. Mr.:  Dunsmuir had ever said that-Mr. Martin had ever asked ,,hlm.to. join- his  Government, for that would have been  untrue. .(Hoots,)- Mr. Martin said, he  would have been glad to have seen the  election run on 'party-lines.'.. Some of  his supporters .had been in favor of  having several Conservatives in the  Government, and he had discussed tbe  matter with : several'' Conservatives.  Messrs; Turner .arid Eberts were, of  course, out of consideration. There  was no objection to Cdnservatives taking positions in the Government. He  agreed that the Natal Act would be a  fine thing, but. thought thait any law  such as 'this, wns within the power only  of the Dominion Government.., Referring to a leaflet circulated in the House,  lie agreed that we could not altogether adopt the Initiative and referendum. On tlie railway question, ho was  asked why he had been opposed to  Government ownership of railways. He  had come to dhange his mind since 1SU0,  when he was running at Winnipeg.  There had not been a stopping of Cnna-  dlan Pacific Railway Influence at Ottawa since the Liberal Government came  into power, as had been hoped would  be the case. ���������-./ ,  The next question was why he preferred Turnerism to Cbttonism. He  argued that Mr. , Carter-Cotton had  been worse at giving away public property than Mr. Turner. (Hisses, and  cries of ."No."); He wanted to know  what good the Government was to Labor or anything else, while he, Mr.  Martin, was hot In it. He contended  thait he had not, signed any agreement  to support the  vile gerrymander inr  SOLID ON VAN ANDA.  . On Saturday: afternoon,.Mr. Radcliffe, Labor candidate for South: Nanalmo, accompanied 'by ���Mr.-Woodman,  arrived per City of Nanalmo. A committee meeting ..was held. ln the evening. In the City:.HalI, which was .well  attended." "T...Scott:;was; in the chair.'  and bur. old Texada friend, .A.: Rapper,  ;was the : secretary. /-The .writer ..was  unable-to obtain-the-names of -ail present,; but T. Eva, * Hank Manion.Y Mr.'  ���Evans:,andVothers informed : me::that  they could guarantee; the Independent  Labor candidate 90 per cent of the vote,  which totals, between 140 and ISO. Martin riien were ''almost as scace as, liens':  teeth, ivhlle Mr:,Dunsmuir was politically rolled^ 'For Monday evening's  meeting iri tlie Opera House, Mr. Radcliffe. and Mr. Woodman will be present, and, no.'doubt;*'in ills mind, Mr.  Dunsmuir will explode his heavy ar-.  tillery against an Impregnable fortress.  Good for Texada! as itguarantees ;;if  Radcliffe holds his ow'n in Nanaimo,  that Texada Island will . elect. him.  There are five or six Vancouver labor  voters employed in and around Van  Anda, D. McKlnnon, carpenter, being  one. I.was unable;to obtain the names  of the others.   . ���..'������.   ..  'Several fine-dwellings.caught my eye,  which for ���finish and'style would be a  credit: to a, town, several times Van  Anda's size. Everybody seemed to be  employed, and the town has: assumed  an industrious and -permanent look.  MoConvillc's Marble Bay general store  Is also a fine building, well finished and  well stocked. He well deserves the  large patronage: he obtains. The Marble Bay Hotel is being extensively: enlarged, and Mr. Kurd, one of the proprietors,Whom I met, leaves no stone  unturned In catering to, the welfare of  his guests. .Mr. MacLeod, the tailor,  reports business humming in his line;  and our friend McLean,;: the, butcher,  late of Mcintosh's, Cordova Street,  Vancouver,rhas a handsome, residence,  .where' he resides and'keeps a well-  stocked butcher shop second to none.  The mines, from a miner's point of  view, never looked better. . The smelter  and sawmill^ give_the toj,vii^_nielropo^  Mltah^asiyect^In^a'jJproacliing Tiii landing; and to judge from- the freight  sheds and .'wharves, which were piled  high with merchandise and machinery.  Van Anda is fast becoming ,1 commercial centre for the camps" along the  coast. .'������'" ',-.- ���"  There are two churches at Van Anda���the Presbyterian, which boasts  stained glass windows and a steeple,  and the .Methodist, which Is a cosy  building, nnd is well attended. The  outlook Is good, and the mines give  much promise.    '"'".".  We expect Labor to  do its duty In  Vancouver, and give two good men and  true, who can always be depended upon, Dixon and .'Williams, a solid vole.  C.'W.-K.  They are all friends ot the working-  man this week. How about next week?  The fiend .who wants to bet on the  election, is lurking near. Look out for  him..  1 VOTE FOR DIXON AND WILLIAMS. INDEPENDENT LABOR  CANDIDATES.  -..  .UNION: MEN ATTENTION.:  All union men in the city are hereby  notified that Donaldson & Matthews,  the Cordova street clothiers, hatters  and men's outfitters, have just opened  out another large shipment; of Union  label pants engineers, painters; bricklayers and laborers' overalls, carpenters' aprons, smocks," etc. Donaldson  & Matthews, men's outfitters, 74'.Cor.-;  dova" street.../  A lively meeting was held  in garble l*ay Opera House, Texada Island,  on June 1th.     It was culled by James  Dunsmuir,    and    he declared  several  times  that  the meeting was. his,  but,  strange to say,  the people considered  It was theirs, and upon that assumption proceeded to roast that gentleman  unmercifully.     When.   Mr.   Dunsmulr  ���mid'he was a friend of the working-  men,  they, laughed immoderately, and  several rose-to tell their personal experience with this "friend"���which experiences were hot by any means complimentary. ':' Mr. Dunsmuir said    he  wished to see the Mongolians excluded  and, was himself'now replacing    his  Chinamen by white labor as fast as he  could get white men.    At this the imported    supporters   of Mr. Dunsmuir  cheered,'but Texadans asked him   why  he did not (.ilo-this long ago, not just  before election  time.    (Applause,  and  cries of "Hear, hear.")    Mr. Dunsmuir  undertook  to  explain  his  position  in  regard to the Eight-Hour Law.      He  said  he believed in letting men work  eight, nine, ten' or a dozen hours a day.  if, they  wished   to;  it  was  depriving  them of their liberty to say they could  only   work  eight'hours,   and'  the  six  imported supporters cheered, but voices  from all oyer the room exclaimed ��� th/at  eight hours :was enough for any. man.  Askedabbut  the  creamery which   he;  promised atCpmox. he said the people  did lint want it.   -As to a smelter,   he-  would erect: one as soon  as someone  furnished ore.   Hoping    t'he;  electors  would vote, for the man who would  look after their interests the best, he  meekly took his seat,, while voices all  oyer the room shouted:   "That's what  we will do; but you are,not the man."  Mr. J. Radcliffe was. next called on'.  The. house  thundered   with    applause  when he came forward, and it was/several minutes before-he could, be heard;  He said the reason Mr. Dunsmuir could  not get white men lb take the'place of  Chinamen, was that Mr. Dunsmuir did  not offer white men: big. enough wages.  He cited several personal experiences,  showing that Mr.' jntismu'ir was not  ;the.: friend of,;.the,;rwqrkingmeri ;'fthat,,bri  the. cori trary he ''waseveh 'nqw'-endeaV'-  orlng to; make 'their life, more:;burden-  someby; runnirig-in: oppositioh^to the  Eight-Hour Labor Law. * (Hearfhe'arO  The policy of privately owned'railways  was diametrically opposed to the bene-,  fit of the workingmen,'iriasmuch: as it  Was accumulating vast wealth In the  hands .of the: few, which couid only be  done by making the.many poor.   (Ap-.  plause.)    It was.a case of the country  owning- the   railways or the "railways  owning the. country. .' (Prolonged  applause.).   In a strong speech he scored  ���Mr. Dunsmulr again and again,   till,  that gentleman  found it necessary to  resort to his favorite, argument, "It's a  lie."  miich  to   the  amusement of  the  audience.      In   conclusion,    'Mr.   Radcliffe showed .what a ..splendid  opportunity ; Mr.. Dunsmuir. has   for  doing  good, if he would only use it. * Not in  Parliament, but at home, among the  workingmen, could He do vastgobd'j.if  he so desired, but Instead of doing that  he''.neglected-'those opportunities   and  yet he comes forward and pretends.he  will work.for their good in the Legislature  if  returned.     He    trusted   the  electors of Texada :would  not forget  him even though he could not leave:a  rearguard  among  them.     Mr.    Radcliffe took his seat:with cries of "We'll  look after your Interests," etc., from  all sides.  ,Mr. Eberts: made.a break at the beginning .of : his speech.** He tried to  make It seem that Mr. Radcliffe was a  Follower of Joseph Martin, which was  so' promptly- denied that even Mr.  Eberts was disconcerted. . He rallied,  however, and entered upon a brilliant  speech about the Turner Government,  and about Martin's awful political  wickedness, which, h'avlnjr nothing- to  =cio=withnhe-campa'igri-iri-thisW  ency, needs no comment.  Mr. Wooilman was the next speaker,  and commenced by saying that considering the abundance of promises made  at election time,"it was almost a won-  de that the mass of the people had  any just grounds for complaint: yet in  spite of all the promises of the professional politicians, the, poor were to  a* large extent at the. mercy of the  rich, and he; took ithat as an evidence  that the promises made were never intended to be fulfilled. The workers  have, therefore, very wisely determined  to form an Independent Labor Party,  whose duty it wlll.be to use their power in the Legislative Assembly to,secure reforms which are so sorely needed. The speaker then took up the  question of the rosy promise made by  Mr. Dunsmulr, who seems to bo constantly seized with an Intense desire to  benefit the people Just previous to an  election. Habits of this kind cannot  full to Incite the gravest suspicion.  Mr. Dnusniulr seemed vastly more desirous or being judged by his promises  in regard to the future, than his record  of the past. Mr. Dunsmuir in his  speech made the somewhat startling  claim that he paid better wages than  any other employer on the Pacific  Coast. When Mr. Dunsmuir throws  down the gauntlet ini that fashion, he  (the,speaker).felt It to be his duty to  pick II up. In the first place,it:Is nothing to the credit of Mr. 'Dunsmulr.  that men in his employ have been cast  adrift, being deprived of .work, and all  its attendant consequences,.for the'aw,-'  themselves from  his  tyranny..   It is  also a truth thai at the lust Povincial  election   men   in   his   employ   rect'lveu'  similar  treatment  for 'exercising*    the  rights of the .freeman'anu casting their  votes in favor oi    the  v.'orkingmen's  candidate opposing Mr. Dunsmulr.    Ho  also re mi i-.de,I jn*. Dunsiiiiiii' cf his arbitrary  and  cruel conduce during the  fall of last year, when he issued a notice to the surface workmen In-his,employ to the effect that they' must work..  an   additional  hour   per  day   without .  additional    pay.,   ,He.(the    speuker) "  claimed that nothing further was needed to demonstrate the injustice of the  conditions .under'Which  we  live  than,,  that one* man should  be possessed of  the. power to inlllet such wrongs   upon  "  honest and industrious, workmen.   The-  meeting at this point became'-very excited,  and'-,Mr.  Flsh'er,who  Is one  of   I  JJr.-'piiKSiriiiir's inan.-ii'ers, accused the  speaker of  not  being a  workingman,  and 'also,; of being a Robins man.  .Mr. -  Woodman assured  the, audience that  he was in the same position as most  ������;  of themselves, being an ordinary work-,,  er for day's wages, anB as for being  what Mr., .Fisher calls a Robins man,   '���  he, was not aware that he.in anynian- :.  ner represented. Mr.  Robins;     Yet    If  even the charge were true, lie would,  have no cause to be ashamed on that  account, as the company is justly regarded as the, most generous employer   .;  of labor on the. Pacific Coast, and has    ,  been a haven of refuge for  the j very,  men who have been the victims of^alr.  Dunsmuir's tyranny.   :Mr. Eberts had ;-  claimed that the principle of government ownership would render .the people the serfs of the govenment, and the  conduct of  Mr.  Dunsmuir at  present'���'".  demonstrates that at present; the p'eo-'.''--.  Pie can.be made: the serfs of private';  corporations. ' The object of the'Labor   .;'  Party Is'to secure better conditions of  living, by shortening the hours of labor"  and  obtaining a  living wage,  and  if  Mr.: Dunsmuir's generosity    will only  y  broaden sufficiently . to   pay   him   for.   i  stumping the Province for this object, ,'  he; would  be very  happy to eiiter his-."  service.,; Reference was then .made.: to    i  the appearance of Mr.Dunsmuir.as an- ;;.���  'anti-Chinese advocate.    This .'was too ;"���  comical  to  be  regarded.with  serious-. ,;  ness..     According  to  Mr  Dunsmuir's :,:  own.showing, he.is employing GOO Chi- ���:,  namen at $1.23 per day, or nearly ?20   Y  per month, where a similar hiiinber.-of���!���;..  white men: at $2.50 per day would re-: ."  quire double that: amount; tluis-giving  a profit of $20 per month;... Tlie.speaker ;  concluded by stating that If Mr: Duns'T "  riVuir carried but his promises, the peo-; .;  .pie,.who ;have;,aim_theniatlzed. h|s"name-;;  would ;onyt lie 'con trary:.bIe^:'itYwnY:'f;"-;";'  V; The; meeting,;:which  was; called.^byYi*;.  ���Mr. Dunsmuir. closed with three:rous-..;���  ing cheers for'Mr. Radcliffe.;;;:; Y'" T.'  'Y THEWORKINGMAN::,;  ":--;,  has but one question,   to   ask himself;''  when he goes to utile polls", on Sa'tur-....  dajr'to register his ballot,' and that ls:Y  Ami "going to take advantage of, this. ;  rare opportunity to elect IridependentV.  Labor candidates, or am I not?    There '-':  are,twelve candidates in the field,, and ; :  if the  full    strength  of . the -working Y;  population is'polled,' there is'.no'��� reason '..'.  why so important an element; of "the. Y  body politic should not be represented-'  in the   Legislature of this   Province.'  The workingman owes It as a duty to  himself,: to his family", to the "cause he  espouses to make.a grand effort   bri. .,,  this occasion to Win a victory that .will.  have a telling effect all over the.coun- ;:  try in future elections.    Andthese may  not come off at a very,   distant;  day   ���  either,  in consequence of the , present.  mlxed-up state of affairs.    If Mr. Martin  fails  to,, carry a  majority .'of; ,the; ."  members.; he will find confronting him. ,���;  a somewhat varied ,host:outside of the .Y  Independent    Labor    candidates  altogether,  united  alone  in  one end,;  and Y:  that is the Premier's: defeat, and, as :::,  they claim,, the'saving.of the Province ,,  from wreck and ruin.    Then, too, there   :���:  is the question of the Lieutenant-Gov-v;:'  ernor.    It is pretty well understood.at' '.  Ottawa that the Government's   down-.'Y:  fall means that of His Honor,, a, com- , '  ���binatloii that jn.ight���w*elYprecipi.tnte_aY==  'crisis and necessitate; another election.   ,,'���  Under' such    peculiar   circumstances.     ;  if Vancouver shows its strength by re- ..;  turning Labor candidates.! see what a '���������.  great help it would be to the cause in  other  constituencies!     It   would   give .-  heart, give "courage, give nerve." The  workingmen or Victoria, who say that  they possess an even heavier vote than  we can  boast���.though  wo"-think that  doubtful���would    then   plrd    up their     ;,  loins and Instead of suportlng the old  parties that promise and never accomplish,   would'form one nf'tlielr own.  pledged to the hilt to Initiate, advance-  and protect legislation favorable to the-  toilers   and    to   oppose :: monopolistic-':.'.'.'  greed,  and  corporation 'tyranny.'. So.  too;'In other sections of the country,  until eventually Labor would hold the-  balance of power nnd dictate Its termp-  ���.���"air terms.    Workingmen of Vancouver,  to bring about this; most deslr-Y  able   consummation, vote tor   DIXON*  nnd WILLIAMS,  who nre  the recognised candidates   of   the Independent-  Labor Party-at this election.  VOTE THE TICKET.  Workingmen, when you go to the;  polls,do not spilt the ticket, but vote;  for Joseph Dixon, carpenter, and'  Francis Williams, tailor. Any other  course would be suicidal. Get your,  ballots lii early as possible, and take-  plenty of time to mark them proper-:  ly. Upon you now rest-s the solemn,  sacred   duty   of - electing, WILLIAMS''  and;, DIXON.   Fallnot to accomplish  fui crime of forming a.Unlqn'to protect! It- '..'���'-. Y Y .' -  -.'��� :'. :..''.^'/'':X  Ji';S�� THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY.,  ..JUNE 9, 1909  THE INDEPENDENT.  BY  GEO.   BARTLEY.  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IN   Till';   IX.  TEIiEST  OF   ORGANISED   LAUOI*  BY  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COM-  I'ANY.  at a:  HOMEJt   STREET,   VANCOUVER,   Ii.   C  SfBSCRII'TIONS  IN   ADVANCE.  5 cents; month, 15 cents; three  j cents; six months, (15 cents;  ���a.23.  A week  months,  one year,  ENDORSED   BY   THE   TRADES   AND  LABOR   COUNCIL.  SATURDAY.  ..JUNE 0, 11100  BE UP AND DOING.  The general provincial elections are  upon us, and it practically billy remains now to deposit the ballots, and  when these have been counted to announce the result. If.the latter is to  be favorable to the candidates of tbe  Independent Labor party. Joseph Dixon and Francis Williams, then every  vote favorable to them must be polled  and nothing left undone to place them  high up on the ticket. When we say  this we have no fear but that labor  will' win a signal victory. Nevertheless, the past .is filled with instances  where over-confidence'lost what should  have been inning battles. Do not let  it happen on this occasion, but get  out and work and on Saturday night  the Central Committee, rooms of the  party will be a scene of jubilation and  congratulation such as.labor has never  before witnessed in this-citj-. The indications have .been right along, and  they are growing bettor every day, that  the cause will gain what rightfully belongs to it���representation in the legislative halls of this province. We  know, too. that many,citizens who do  not come under the distinctive title of  labor, thai is, in the common acceptation of the,;, term, nevertheless intend  when marking their ballots to recognize the justice of the course we are  advocating and to give labor its just  . due. Professional men and others in  various walks of life are chosen for  ..parliamentary duties: why is iabor  constantly ignored?. Upon our friends  we urge the absolute necessity of taking their coats-oft anil fighting unceasingly and incessantly to the very  end.'  VOTE FOR DIXON  LIAMS,. INDEPENDi"  CANDIDATES. '."'"���'  AND    WIL-  "*)'��      LAi'-CR  Y  A GREAT  LABORMEETING....;  ;If. any doubt remained as to the triumphant  return  of  the. Labor candidates   on.  Saturday, next,   that  doubt  was dissipated by the results attendant  upon the splended meeting held .in the  .; Market  Hall   on   Wednesday evening,  ., under the auspices of the Independent  Labor Party,'to  which' the.'-leaders at  the . various    parties    and -Mr. '.Raton  -  Smith were invited.   The hall was pac'k-  ' ed  to-the doors and hundreds hail to  be turned  away.     The feeling of the  vast assemblage was easily seen when  Mr. Ralph Smith, arose to speak.    He  .   was stormed with cheers and applause  and-it   was  some   minutes  before  he  ; could get a hearing.     Similarly when  he closed and sat down,-he:was obliged to come forward and speak again,  and  once again,  amid  such evidences  of popularity and; esteem as were never  before accorded any public man in this  city.     It  was  a  perfect  ovation,  and  ��������� the friend ol" labor richly deserved it.  Those who had  not before heard Mr.  Ralph Smith,    and    perhaps Imagined  =__tbat_h.ls_po.\v.erssof=eloi|uence=had=becn-  ���over-rated, went away-charmed'and expressed the opinion  that he was well  worthy  all   the  pni'ise  that had' been  bestowed  upon  him.     His  defence  of  his own   attitude   in   connection with  the    formation, of  a straight    Labor  party,  the reasons given  why  he left  the old parties, the history narrated of  the recent proceedings In the Legislature, ail carried conviction and plnccd  hlnnen rapport with the audience.  Rut  it. was when  he swung  round   to  his  own  defence against the Hon.-Joseph  ;MartIn's many unjustifiable allegations  and Insinuations upon public platforms  nnd elsewhere that he was tit his best  and   in   burning  words,  laid   bare the  true facts of tho vnrlous Incidents the  Premier had dealt with, In such a manner, as to carry conviction to every unprejudiced mind. The production of evidence that t'he Semlln Government had  declined to form a coalition with several  of  the Opposition   members,  nnd  his showing up of the attempted unholy alliance between Premier Martin  and 'Mri"James Dunsmulr was as brilliant a piece of well-tempered invective  as has ever been heard' on any platform  in  this country.     Mr.  Martin visibly  squirmed under the lashing he received, he fidgetted about uneasily, and no  doubt would have liked to have slunk  Into a hole and pulled the hole In after  Mm.     His reply was impotent, indeed  he did not make.a single point,.except  to  criticize  and   condemn   the "Labor  li'pa.rty for having the audacity to.put a  straight ticket in the field.    This was  hardly the line of argument calculated  to win bim votes and he perhaps realizes now that he made a huso blunder.  He had been dodging Mr. Ralph Smith  for some weeks but was at last cap-  lured and met face to face, with eon-  sequences seemingly fatal to his personal success at the polls. Insofar as his  Government Is concerned, It may be  considered dead. Mr. Cotton was ln  poor form, so much so indeed tlint he  only took up lifleen minutes of the  half hour accorded him. Itoyond n  brief recllnl of his past services to the  constituency, and 'an appeal to the  electors to re-elect him, his speech  was not very profitable. Mr.  Wilson made a clear presentment of his party's platform but  elicited Utile applause; Mr. McClain, on  the contrary, warmed up the audience  to a remarkable degree, making a really clever deliverance, and made many  friends. The enndidates of the Labor  party, of course, were the heroes, after  their leader, of the evenlnff and tho  rafters fairly rang with the cheers that  Kivetcd. them. When they faced the  sea of faces, and when they concluded  it Was evident from the outburst of enthusiasm that they had it ail their own  way. Summing up the meeting it may  be said to 'have been pro-Labor entirely and tlie workingmen are to be warmly congratulated upon the unbounded  success that was achieved on this their  first attempt to secure candidates to  represent (hem upon the floors of the  Legislative Assembly. It only remains  now, ,'n order .'to ensure the return of  Messrs'; Dixon aind Williams, to see  that every available voter : is iwlled.  This their supporters are expected to  do, and to. work untiringly: until the  polls close on Saturday night when victory will pereh'Upon their banner. Remember the motto:  LABOR OMNIA VINCIT.  A BIT OF PUN.:  The. alleged despatch to the World  from Kamloops making the startling  announcement that Aid. H. B. Gil-  rriour, of this city, had" "done up"  Ralph Smith in discussion there created general amusement. . One can imagine Hugh getting "away with Ralph  Smith in public debate! He; does not  compare with Mr. Smith, whose reputation as a logical and eloquent speaker is more than provincial. We do not  say this to belittle Mr. Gllmour,,.whom  we all; know to bo a thorough gentleman, but, as a matter of fact, he was  out-classed, and Mr.: Smith twisted  Mr. Gllmour around his fingers and  held hliii up to the ridicule of the  meeting, which enjoyed it immensely,  and laughed immoderately. The brilliant labor leader made a fine impression and spoke amidst the deepest silence, punctuated, as he made his  points, with applause, and he closed  amid ringing cheers. It is altogether  improbable that Mr. Gllmour will care  to meet him again on the platform,,  notwithstanding the glowing report bl  his,'remarkable, performance that appeared in the columns of our imaging  ative evening contemporary',' whose de-  spatches '���from the. front" .have been  among the laughable features of tin!  campaign.  matter and reflects very seriously upon the Premiers' sense of truth and  honor. Mr. Macdonell was acting in  good faith and did not want the Dead-  man's Island matter to be made the  football of politics by pitching it into  the arena a week before the elections  ns If to catch votes. Rut as Mr. Mnc-  iloni-11 states h<!' was put off and off  until he became disgusted and'was  compelled, through self-respect, and in  order to place himself right before the  people, to take tlie course ho has done.  We hope to see him, as wo feel certain  hi; will, voting the straight Labor ticket, and that many othors wlw have not  yet made lip their minds will follow  him into the fold.  TH  HOUR.  THE   PLACE  AND  Voting for the Provincial elections in  this city lakes place at the Market  Shod, HmsUnss street and Westminster  avenue, on Saturday (to-day), from 9'  o'clock In the morning till 7:30 o'clock  at night, giving every voter a fair opportunity to exerci?e his suffrage. To  the working-men we would say vote  early if you can, but vote anyway.  Mark your ballots carefully so that  there may be no possibility of their  being voided and see that JOSEPH  DIXON and FRANCIS WILLIAMS are  your choice. Remember the solemn  obligation that rests upon you and ne-  cu'it yourselves like menwho know  Llieir rights and must have them.  PRETORIA OCCUPIED.  Though we celebrated the occupation  of Pretoria somewhat prematurely���in  common, we may say,,with other cities  of the Empire���the glad intelligence  came on Tuesday that General Lord  Roberts'had entered tile city, and hoisted the British flag there in token of Imperial supremacy. His name is upon  everybody's lips, and he is acclaimed  the greatest warrior since the 'days of  Wellington. Nor will the brave generals under him beV.forgotten, by'..'a  grateful people all over the earth. This  may be considered practically the end  of the war, one of the bloodiest <in.history, .which has.caused grief,and; anguish as well in castle? ds in cottage.  Like heroes fell our soldiers, .but it is  only their-due to say that the ,Boers  fought sternly and stubbornly In what  they believed to be a just cause and  proved themselves to, be a foe worthy  of the steel of the best. The .matchless  forces of the Queen, however, with indomitable courage and led by skilled  officers and expert tacticians, the ''lower of the most valiant army that ever  has jronc,'across the.seas to maintain  the. prestige of tlie, land they love-  could' not be. withstood and swept the  enemy from point to point until, at  -.last the goal was reached. We do not  anticipate that guerilla warfare will  continue much longer in view of the  decisive itrlumph achieved, and it may  now be hoped that peace, sweet peace,  will spread  its_slicUering j\,-lngs_ovei:  THE PRESENT CRISIS.  Once to every man and,million comes tlie,  moment, to decide,   '   '    *.-  In tbe strife of truth with falsehood, for  the good or evil side;. :��� "   .  Some  great  cause,' Grid's  new   Messiah,  of fcriiis each'the bloom or blight,  Parts the goals upon the loft hand, and  the. slieep upon the right,  And the choice goes'by for ever 'twixt  that darkness and that light  \.  Hast thou chosen, O.my people, on whose  party  thou  shalt stand.  Ere the dnorm from its worn sandals  shakes the dust against our land?  Though the cause of Evil prosper, yet 'tis  Truth'alone is strong,   '  And, albeit she wander outcast now, I  see around  her throng  Troops of beautiful, tall' angels, to en-  shield her from all wrong.  Careless seems the great Avenger;  my-  stcry's "pages but record, r;:  Ono death-grapple ih .the.darkness twixt  old systems arid the word;  Truth' for  ever on   the "scaffold,' Wrong  '.for : ever on 'the'throne,  Yet that scuff old sways tlie future, and,  'behind tlie dim unknown,  Standoth' GtVd within  the shadow, kcep-  ' "ing watch above Ills own. "  Then to side witli'*Truth 'Is noble when  we  share* her.' wrutched   crust.  Ere   her "cause   bring   fame   and   profit,  -ami:'tis prosperous  to be just;  Then it Is,the brave mini chooses, while  the coward stands aside,  Doubting   In   his',albjeclY spirit,, till   his  Lord  is crucified,"  An'd' tlie  multitude' make; virtue  of the  ���   faith they had denied.  For Humanity sweeps bnwnnl; where to-  -   >. day the;mantyr .stands,'      " ;;  On the morrow crouches judaswith tlie  silver, in ids.hands;    '        .'"YY  For in front the. cross stands ready and  the  cracklig  fagots- burn, ;.  While the  hooting mob of yesterday in  silent'awe return "'���'-  To   glenh' up   the  scattered   ashes  into  '    History's golden urn.  They  have  rights-who  dare  :, maintain  '. them; we are traitors to our sires,  Smothering iritheir holy ashes Freedom's  new lit. altar fires;  Shall we make their cieedour jailor? shall  we in bur haste ;to slay,      -  From the tombs of the old '.prophets steal  the funeral lamps away  To light'iip the mnriyr-fngots round the  prophets of to-day"'  New occasions teach ,new duties; time  makes'ancient good -uncouth;.  They must upward still, and onward, who  would keeai Tabrea.sl of Truth:  Lo,: before us'gleam her, Cumo-lires; we  .ourselves in'ust  Pilurims be,     ;:  Launch our Mayflower, and steer boldly  through the desperate winter sen,-  Nor attend the "Future's -portal with the  , Past's blood-riisted key.   -  LABOR AND MAKTIN.  The following letter appeared in the  World of June 4th, and explains Itself,  and sets at rest a grossly misleading  statement which appeared in some of  the daily papers:  Editor Vancouver World: The  Trades and Labor Council of Victoria  was In no wise connected with a. meeting of "working men" held In this  city on the 20th ultimo, at.which a  despicable resolution rellectlng on organized labor was declared carried.  The meeting was ' composed almost  wholly of unorganized working men,  lawyers, political tools and heelers.With  the exception of the chairman and tbe  seconder of the resolution, no other  union man took any part In the meeting. The affair was nothing more or  lr��s than a crude trick in the game ot  politics and certnlnlyi unworthy the  notice taken of It by the Vancouver  Trades and Labor Council.  T. H. TWIGG,  Pres.  T.  & L.  >"*ouncil,  Victoria.  Organized labor in Vancouver, and  unorganized as well, on Saturday next  will resent at the polls, stupid inventions of the kind exposed by President Twlgg, and wnlch are only intended to deceive and mislead the electors. '  Y ���'���'.'. .  MADE THEIR POSITION CLEAR. ,  Editor Indc-npendent:���"We, are,,not  out to oppose,the other candidates, but  to represent labor." This was one of  the many good points brought out at  the Dixon and. Williams' meeting on  Seventh avenue, Falrview, last; Tuesday evening.. They were workingmen,  and workingmen's candidates... They  sought to be sent to Victoria because  a very,,large, proportion ��� of their confreres , believed the time was ripe for  Independent Labor to be represented  there. The various planks were touched  upon in an Intelligent and-gentlemanly  manner;' we heard no blackguarding  of their, opponents;, their.business was  to give their, own opinions and what  benefit they believed would-come from  legislation being carried out on. these  lines. 'My advice to'all listeners,'work-  ingmen or otherwise, is to study their  platform further, and seriously consider if il would not be to.the best interest of the whole community to cast  at least one vote each for'Messrs. Dixon and Williams on Saturday.  , A,LISTENER..  .[These. majestic .verses. of the great  poet, James Russell Lowell, may not  be inappropriate at this time in the  columns of a paper which advocates  the sacred cause of Labor. On Saturday next there will be a "partlhs of  the ways"; .which side, are you going  to be on. reader, and are you going.to  allow the. chance to puss.by to take  the. straight path that leads on to  the building up of a. party that will  ensure your-obtaining your rights'.' We  trow not. Then vote for Dixon and  Williams, the candidates of tbe plain  people.���Ed.];  "Soiffh"A"frica and~tliat contentment and  prosperity will hereafter reigii there.  There will bo grand rejoicings when  ���'Johnny Comes Marching Home  Again." and none of the "huriahs".  will exceed in earnestness and. volume  those which will be accorded: our'own  Canadian boys when they return home  crowned Willi the laurels of victory.  MACDONELL DESERTS MARTIN.  A sensation was caused in.the city  yesterday when it was learned that Mr.  D. G. .Macdonell, Q, C., had disassociated himself from Premier-Mnrtln, whose  foremost and striinirest champion he  had hecii.-^inu* was iiow-as bitterly opposed to him as he had previously been  warm In Ills support. .Mr. Macdonell'.-*  statement 'follows:  He had subscribed liberally to Mr.  Martin's election expenses on condition  that the Premier used his inlluence to  get the Injunction raised on Oeiulman's  Island. Mr. Martin kept promising  him over and over again that he would  do so, and kept putting him ott .by  saying that he wanted time to consider  it. Mr. Martin promised that he would  have the men working on the island by  the 1st of June, but never carried out  his promise and ultimately promised  to go to court yesterday (Thursday)  morning with Mr. Macdonell, but when  there Wanted more time to'consider the  rnnttr. He now: utterly repudiates  Mr. Martin and will have no more to  do with Mm., . ,     .'.'  These, in brief, are the facts of the  _ A_PROM IiN.BN.T_D MAT1IL  SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY.  Editor Independent: Would ; you"  kindly publish the.. attached letter  wh'ch wns 'addressed' to the" News-  Advertiser and published in that pa-  per. We will leave : 11 to your judgment If the so-called socialist candidate, Will Mac. Clain, is,not a ''fakir.":  ���the name he uses so often himself to  designate one and all who would venture to cross his opinions���from the!  drop of the hat. The workingmen will  find .'this''out to their sorrow.'; . ',' ' ;  ,.'.'' "'..^       V"-"J.' TODMAN.Y  'Vancouver, June'0, 1900. Y *   ' '  Sir,���In your issue of Aiay.l6tii, on,  page Blunder;the heading,-of "Where^  are we 'at?!": appears a comimunlca-tion  signed,, F. A. .Rogers of the so-called,  United Socialist Labor Party of iBritish  Columbia, stating, that a icandidate will  will represent;?the:.,SociaHst: Party 'In  the ,approaching. Provincial campaign  tor the City'of Vancouver. In this connection, I. am instructed by the .National Executive Committee of the Socialist Labor, Party of Canada, to request  you to favor us by .publishing; the following for tlie information of; the elec-,  tors of Vancouver at an early 'date: :!'���:',  The United Socialist Labor Party referred to by F. A. Rogers holds no  charter from the National Executive  Committee of the Socialist Labqr.Panty  of Canada, and ;must therefore be a  fraudulent combination, aiming to conr  fuse yoilr electorate on the principles  arid- platform of the recognized and  only .genuine Socialist -.organisation. In  Canada, namely-the; S...L. P., pf,,C.,  which has an aetive Section, hoidinc a  oharter In your City, tlieofilclal organr  izer being Arthur H.. Spencer, .from  whom, reliable .information resarding  the attitude of our party in 'your present. Provincial campaign can.be /obtained. , '.No candidate! is in.: the, field  to. our knowledge a:t t'he. present'...tiriie,  representing .the S.,L; P..;of Canada,',!!!  Va;ricouver.' All, parties ; claiming  otherwise, riot endorsed by Section Vancouver, are frauds and impostors. ,:  By giving publication to this you,will  oblige, ;���'������ '  ':!'Y;;'Y.-*; ���':'';;",  ."���'":.'"���.'..    ". . Yours.truly,     .,;..,. ���  ". "iFRED j; DAROH,  Y;. ^���Nat.,Scc:,S. L.'P. of C.  London, Ont., May 28thV'1900.  ��a��  (io to work jusl -is serious] v In nrovMhitf  clothliiK for this boys as'u'c do fnrtlie  LAHBES  WUfliiivcrnllciitedour s(>lcn<li<1 slock uf  Hoy's ('lothitiK iiiaOu from nil sorts o  lutcsl nml bust looking fubric-i  BN SMARTEST  UP-TO-DATE  STILES  And tliiMt just now \v�� have a stilo on  which niiikos a'duiil , nttrjiction for  buyers of Hoys* ololhina ut  !  .I?0  .CORDOVA  .STREET  WHOLESALE ASD KCTAlL DEAlKIt IS  Fish,. Game, Fruit,, and  ;   vegetables.;   -  112 Cordova St.  'Phone 442  To liny  Fink MAnK-nr fllotliing. Hills,  *;��n>s ami   Men's   Furnishini;s.��l Ilia  Noiv Rolng on nt Ilia " putiice."*  Stocks houKht nt 4H1-3 coins on tho  dollar, phtcL-s us in a position togivu tho  ' best Koods m llie lowest prices over  heard of in Vancouver.  Novy Is the  lime lo Buy!  THE<5^-r'  Co., tm  IIO Cordova St. ;  AVill buy a' two-stpreyed  house, with all. modern  improvements,;on Harris  street, close to Westminster avenue. For full par-  ticulars;ap"pl"*/t6'':*:';:"v": ��� ^a;':"-",;':     '.'Y.:':::r: r'-'Y'' ''���' .';'/!���?  Mahon, M-^f arland & Mabon, Ltd  :���:'.":;.;. 541'Hastings Street. y'y;;y';:" *  Store  46 CORDOVA STREET.  '���'We'.make a specialty of UNioN-MADE Cigars and  Tobaccos,   consequently. We always give good satis-Y  faction/   Your patrpnagesolicited. y '��� y  SS^ DEFIANCE  J* :A^"eATE!S<Y^-Y';'-Y Master.  Luavos Evuns, Colcnmn tt'Evans* wlihrf, Vun-  uouver, ovury day at 8:15,a. m., for Britannia  mine, Uowii Sound, Vtiturninn' Mmc day. .Kv-  tiry MOMDAYJ WKDNKSDAY, anil SATURDAY-,  Hritanititi Mine, Shannon's,ilrick Yard, month  of'.Hijiikiiiisli river,.in rivtir whon "tide suits,  and war ports.   :  BVKHV-TU-KSDAY' AND PRIDAY^-Britannia Mine by_ way of .ClinKon's Landing- uiLlling  LUNCHES l'UT UP.  CATEK1NQ ASI'KCrAUy.  Confectioner-  at"all locKinV (lamps.   - JIXA-  ��� Ilritahnin Jlino and  KVKRV TIIUl'SIUY  way ports."; ��� !     .!���:,-'  - The. most beautiful scenery, in British. Co-,  lumbia 011 this roule; fine tisliin^ and shooting  11t.S0.uan1i.si] river. ,Kor rates apply at Evans,  Coleman & Kvans', wharf;or>��\ board steamship  Delianee. ........  .;:>.,w���rt-,^ ,   ,'..  Ivll    ��':.!i'  The Supreme Court Reslstrnr. at Now  WeWtminstcr, Mr J. K. Guyiio'iy drop*)eil  (lead near Ills resKleneo .on Carnarvon  street nt I! o'clock on'rijcsihiy evening, the  c.'iuse bolntf lieiirt disease. He leaves a  wife and liireeehlldipu. Mr. Oajnor wns  an Irishman by-birth, generous-hearted  and orien-souled. and a ulnom- lias been  east over the Hoyal City in consequence  of the dimninB ot so bright and promising a manhood.      ,  SUBSCRIPTIONS  TO TIIECAJI-  Y     PAIGN FUND. '  Subficrlptlon  to  the cniniinlgn  fund  will be thankfully received at this office:, .',  The Independent.... .... .. .  Boilennnkers' Union   II. C. Falconer.   .  A Friend..  ..   Chas. Queen.. .. .. ".. .. .. .  M. Little '.. .. .... .. .  J. H. Watson.. .'. ..   C. Caldwell ..- .  Tyipograjihical Union, No. 22C.  G. Wilby.. ....   T.  Mathews   J. XV. GallovnV   W.  13.  Ho'ss ?..... ;'  J.  Dale   ....;..............   Fiientl   ../.....Y^'.Y:.........  js. o. -ryte ...,...'............;;  Donaldson & Matthews.-.'......  C. Kalhe ..,.../.......'.;;.......  J. T. Bruce. ...Y.................  Barbers'  Union......:..; ...  BIDWARiB    OF  PROMISES.  *7=*=^  _^:^^^.^_^.^_^.  e*  Parthiiiliirly the hlborlng man,'want the  VEKY IIKST medleineit Is possible lo  proeurc. Why? Iteeause it means-dollars to-bo kent from work, through  . cheap seennd-elass drugs. We use only  . the HKST, antl employ only skilled labor  to dispense your doetor's: PKESOKIl1-  TIOXS. No seab labor for;us.. We do  everything on the Union principle.:'"  The lp-to-Date Druggist,  COlt. SHY.MOUIt AND- HASTINUS  faTKEKTS  $10 00  10,00  10 00  B 00  600  3 00  3 00  2 00  CO 00  10 00  .10.00  . ;i 00  . 2 00  . r. 00  .' 5 00'  .5 CO  .'.Ti 00  ...::..............b 00  ...."..'.;.;.' ;.'.:..;'.��� 5 00  ,:..:.;............10 00  ',���: A NTE-ELECTION  II--   YOU   WISH.  u.  And see niir excellent llneofl'AI'KTHItlES  and OI'I'ICH .SUI'l'I.IKS, all of which are al  ���moderate prlcesr'! .';  1,:,'Ve curry lifull line <>f the  Latest Books y  And Periodicals  YiOUK *'Rl,\T!X(i FACILITIES AKK .  '..-.'  ......    ������:'<--'UNKX(:i':i,i.Ei).." ,.;:'   -���:-,;  ���   :. ��� C'alland see our lending library.;-, ;.:.  PAYNE STATIONERYCO  Printers, Booksellers and Stationers,  11G Hustings Street East ...'- ���';,''-',., VBncouvcr  YOUREYES  TESTED FREE  Call on nur lloclor of Optics", and ho will >  willingly comply witli your reijiiest,  Davidson Bros.,  ..'���>        ���-.-������'HO Cordova Street.  CALt7'  At the worklnginiin'swiiteliinakcr and Jeweller  before purchasing anywhere olse. He Is known  thronga II. <!��� for good anil cheap watches and  Jewelry.   Watch repairing a specialty.  Iw HERMAN,  '���   1.11) Cordovn :Strect, oprioKlio'Savoy  :������'.:   i-iv     'llhealre, Vancuuver, 1 f     ...     t  ���   A full line of Coxkectioneky ami;.   ;  ..;:-: '";.''.:���     'Pasthiks.:;        "'���_:  lice Cream Delivered.  413'IIASTINGS STltEET  Vancouver, b. c.  ^E are Direct Impoiitki's  New-  Hats and Ties  Page Ponsford Bros,  V'-''^;:;.:'605Hastin^^:--^:':'^f  on  ',������., - ^Cprdova St. West.  ,    Ifea'di|uarters for the engineering Irado  *Yj."-Y.:   ".. : in .Vancouver.    ',,'...    --���  ^HOICl^ST"^-^ JK'. *-J  ���j tM^ors^nd:- tigars;  'jFlrst-'class rooms frpin 50 cents up.'.' ,.  ROBl^HlrVTLYj   -^   PROP.  Hardie & Thompson  Marine and General      ^-^>  Consulting IHeelianieal Engineers   ;  520 COIIDOVA ST. W., VANCOUVER, B. C.' Tei���70V  Patentees nnd designers nltho Ilardie-  ulm      '  ng i   ..  machinery ln light sections for minus.  Tliumpsou water tube holier, new high .  s|iecd   reversing engines, and special  l'ltorEt.l.Eiis Designed.  Enoinks Indicated ano  Adjusted.  Sole agents in It. C. and N. W. Territories for  the United Kloxibio Metallic Tubing Co., Ltd..  London, Eng.  ���' Upwnrct unci Onwurd ". "  KXCGtSIOH" ' .' m~-'.   '��� . .,*'  Steam; X-faii-adrj?;,:  :;     ���    1). ROBERTSON, Proprietor.;:   - r  Unde'r-tlie new niuh'a&ome'rit:'evory'CAre i*  taken with goods entrusted to 'them.'10:t!l Pender street.. 'Phono 1170.. ���,"������,������';��� .;.. '. ���;.>'.���������  iviiiileiiilff SATURDAY ......JUNE 9, 1909  THE INDEPENDENT.  Don't Buy  you see Ours--the largest and best,  MOST  UP-TO-DATE  STOCK IN  Hardwood Mantles.  .  Our stock needs no introduction as we  |j have kept it up to date, and have now got over  *' I thirty different styles to choose from. We are  'selling-agents for the Rockford Mantle Com-  |lpany the largest concern in America and their  i 'goods are only to be seen to be admired.  If/  Ijrire-place Grates/  ���'I We  are  sole agents for  the   Dawscn  ,|Grate and Dawson- Beauty Grate, made in  [jjany finish, and are the most up-to-date Grate  '^/manufactured..  tiling.  Our Stock is very large and those intending building will be well.repaid by a visit to  our show room. We have Glazed, Unglazed,  Imbossed, Vitrious, also Circular Ceramic Mosaic Tile���suitable for halls and vestibules.  Parquet Floorin  It is here to stay and we have it for^sale  and can show you a nice variety of patterns.  Majestic Ranges.  We are sole agents for the Great Majes-  tic Range���the only malleable iron ancfsteel  Range manufactured and it will last a life time.  nawiMiMVUf*.'1*  High-class Building Hardware  We have the largest stock in the Pro-  . vince, and mind���the look of your house inside  depends on the   class of Hardv/are, you have  it furnished with.  Heavy Hardware.  Bar Iron and Steel, Steel Cable, Crucible  Steel Wire Rope, Plough Steel Wire Rope,  Manilla Rope, Coil Chain, Spades and Shovels,'  Wire Nails, Cut Nails, Galvanized and Black  Wrought Spikes, Anchors, Linseed Oil, Genuine and No. I White Lead, and everything you  ask for in an up-to-date Hardware Store.  Mail orders receive prompt attention.  Wholesale and Retail  McLennan,  DAWSON CITY, N. W. T.  IlllllllOfifffl  OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA  WILL Mc. CLAIN, CANDIDATE.  SOCIALISM, BEING,A SCIENCE, REQUIRES CAREFUL INVESTIGATION BY YOURSELF, THEREFDRE, WE WOULD RESPI^TiFXTLLY  URGE YOU TO READ THE FOLLOWING :  McFeely & Co., Ltd., -  132 Cordova St., VANCOUVER, B.C  fl'Lalitnatl0n,0ri),Uvll0,pr0perty'publlc   eleGtrlc Plants  and  all  Industrie,  franchispq jinrl rmhii,. fnnnf nnn .�� .i���i.   _..,        -a u  c',,   ''���'���usiries  ���"Workers, vote for the principles and  resolutions of the United Socialist Labor Party of British Columbia at  THE PROVINCIAL ELECTION.  !.;. Candidate���Mr. Will Mc. Clain, pre-  (jsldent of the International Association  ���'/ of Machinists in this city. He is a man  of the people, by the people and for  the people.  MANIFESTO.  In submitting this platform and demands to you, workingmen of Vancouver, we point  to the fact that every  nominee has signed his own-reslgna-  ,HLon,   blank . data.    This  enables   the  (���United Socialist Labor Party to with-  /draw any of its candidates if elected  i J as soon as they do not live and act  j'i according to the tactics and principles  \Uot tho United Socialist Labor Party  ii/i     *Thn   pnntinllnim    wnr    linturnon    nf  !$i\   The continuous  war  between  capi-  i) 'tal and labor Is fiercer every year. We  j |  call upon you, workingmen of Vancou-  '  ver, to side with the representatives of  ', the class-conscious proletariat   of   the  'i  ���world and this city and elect them to  I   office, for they will work In your in-  1   terest,   whatever   may   happen,   and  against the interest   of your   oppressors, the capitalist class.' In concluding," we remind you'of the fact that It  ,'ia better to.vote, for the thing   you  'wajit and not get lt than to vote for  something you do not want and get  ilt Vote for principles upheld by the  'right men.    Y  The ethics of socialism are identical  . with the ethics of Christianity���En-  ' cyclopedia Britnnnica.        ���  Socialism���A theory of society that  ���' ' advocates a more precise, orderly and  harmonious arrangement of the social  relations of mankind than that which  ,, lias hitherto prevailed.���Webster.  water, '".machinery���all, the means of  production and' distribution, and all  the available forces of nature, to be  owned by, and operated for, the benefit of the whole people; the gradual  elimination, and, Anally, the abolition  of all useless and unproductive toil;  the work-day to be as short .as the  needs of the people will permit���about  four hours per day will possibly do  it.  WORIONGMBN.  -You -would:.like steady,'-work,' but  you vote yourselves out of a job. You  would like short; hours, but you vote  for long hours of toll, You would like  to buy coal at ���"'.CO per ton, but you  vote to pay $6.50. You would like to  buy oil at 4 cents'a gallon, but you  vote to pay 35 cents. You would like  to buy coffee and tea at 10 cents a  pound, but you vote to pay 40 cents  a pound.  The United States census show that  the average wealth produced by each  worker/ In our manufacturing establishments Is 2,504-'per year. You vote  to get only a small part of it! Vote to  have it all!  WORKINGMEN.  Will Mc.Claln, Socialist, Is our delegate. Socialists,_/vote_J]n ..the^cqmlng  oie"ctibh~f6T"your personal benefit, as,  if lie Is elected, he goes to the Legislature on the Socialists' referendum and  Imperative mandae principle.  Vote for Will Mc. Clam, president  of the International Machinists' union  of this city, a man of the peoole, from  the people, and for the people.  franchises and public functions to that  class, and the abject dependence of  even the mightiest nations upon that  class.  Again, through the perversion of democracy to the ends of,-' plutocracy,  labor is robbed of the wealth which  it alone produces, Is denied the means  of self-employment, and, by frequent  compulsory idleness ln a system of  wage slavery, Is even deprived of the  necessaries of life.  Human power and natural forces are  thus wasted, that the plutocracy may  rule.  Ignorance and misery, with all their  concomitant evils are perpetuated that  the people may be kept in bondage.  Science; and  Invention  arc  diverted  from their humane purpose to the en  slavcment of women and children.  _   ���..m ui, iuuubl'-'cs requiring Provincial and municipal franchise; the employees to operate the  same co-operatively under con trol of  the Provincial and Municipal administrations and to elect their own superintendents and foremen, and that no  employee shall bedischarged for political reasons. "  _,.. , Socialism Is simply applied Christ-  ij/ ian'ty, the Golden Rule applied to cv-  Ilj cry-dny llfe.-Prof. Ely.  I'/V   Socialism.���The answer ot socialism i lunnermore, thntno such right can bo  I A to tho capitalist Is thnt society can do exercised under a system of economic  Jy/wlthout him Just ns society now does I innmniiii..  ��i_n.. ....  ./ without the slave owner and the feudal  ,'( lord, both which were formerly regnrd-  '{ cd as necessary to the well-being and  'I even the very existence ot society.���  .{Wl'rof. XV. Clark.  |}f    Socialism being the product of social  S.i rvolutlon, the only dnnger lies injob-  Iji strutting It.-  -"Rev. P. ,M. Sprague.  WITAT SOCIALISTS WANT.  VII    Every human being to be well housed,    clothed,  fed  and -educated;    the  (.'adoption of a social and Industrial sys-  ��� tern tHat will put an end to profit, in-  ��� tact; rent and all forms of usury;'land,  PLATFORM.  The United Socialist Labor Party of  British '.Columbia- re-asserts the Inalienable right ot all mm to life, liberty  and the pursuit or happiness.  We hold that the purpose of Government is to secure every citizen in the  enjoyment of this right; but In the  light of our social conditions, wc hold,  furthermore, thntno such right can be  exercised under a system of economic  Inequality, essentially destructive of  life, of.liberty and of happiness.  Wc hold that the true theory of politics Is that the machinery of Government must be owned and controlled by  the whole people; but In the light of  bur Industrial development we hold,  furthermore, that the true theory'of  economics Is that the machinery of  production must likewise belong to the  people In common.  To the obvious fact that a despotic  system of economics Is the direct opposite  of  our  democratic: system   of  politics, can plainly be traced the ex- i  Istenceof a privileged class, the cor-!  ruptlon of Government by that class,  Against such a system, the United  Socialist Labor Party enters Its protest, and reiterates Its fundamental declaration that private property in the  natural sources of production and in  the Instruments of labor Is. the obvious  cause of all economic servitude and political dependence.  The time is.fast coming when, in the  natural course of social evolution, this  system, through the destructive action  of its failures and crises on the one  hand, and the constructive tendencies  of its trusts and other capitalistic combinations on the other hand shall  have worked out its own downfall.  We,  therefore,  call  upon  the wage  honest citizens, to organize under the  banner of the United Socialist Labor  Party   Into   a   class-conscious   body,  aware of Its rights and determined to  conquer them by taking possession of  the  pubJIc_powers;__sg_that,._held_to-  "gether by an indomitable spirit of solidarity under the most trying conditions of. the; present class struggle we  may put a summary end to that barbarous   struggle  by ; the  abolition   of  classes, the restoration of the land and  ot oil the means of production, transportation and distribution to the people as a collective body, and the substitution of the Co-operative Commonwealth for the present state of planless  production,  industrial  war and social  disorder; a commonwealth   In   which  every worker -'shall'have the free exercise and full benefit of his faculties,  multiplied by all the modern factors of  civilization.  RESOLUTIONS.  the  the  4. The public lands to be declared inalienable. Revocation of all land grants  to corporations or individuals, where  the conditions of the:grant have not  been'compiled with';  5. The -Dominion... to have the exclusive right.to Issue money.   '  6.. Federal: legislation providing for  the scientific management of forests  and waterways, and prohibiting the  waste'of the natural resources of the  country. -,.','���-       ..-; '- .'-  7. Inventions to be free to ail  inventors to be remunerated by  nation;. ���'; , .'-.:'  S. Progressive income tax and tax  on*1 inheritances; the smaller incomes  to be exempt..  9. School education of all children under fourteen years of age to be compulsory, free and accessible to all by  public :assistance in meals, .clothing,  books, etc.,' where necessary. '"'���'.-  10. Repeal of all pauper; tramp, conspiracy and sumptuary laws. Unabridged right of combination. ,,.  :11. Prohibition of the employment of  children under fourteen years of age,  prohibition of the employment *f women and young persons In occupations  detrimental to health or morality.  Abolition of the convict labor contract  system.  12. Employment of .the unemployed  by the. public authorities (county, city,  provincial and national.}  =13.-All=wagcs-to-7be=paId-in-lawful  money of the Dominion of Canada.  Equalization of women's wages with  those of men where equal services are  performed.   '���''.-������  14. Laws for the protection-of life  and limb In'--all occupations,, and an'  efficient employers' liability, law.  and'Justice and liberty.    A time democracy of  happy /Workers,  treed1 from  the. abuse of; greedy corporations,' in-,  human! hirelings and task-masters of  unscrupulous    corporations,  who    are  bringing; thousands ��� of Japs and Chinese , to, the Province oif British Columbia  to take the places, of Mie   white  British workers /of this fair province,  and in so doing: are simply taking tlie  bread and butter out of the mouths  of the wives'and children of the work-  ers.of this city'and province.    Therefore we appeal to the workers of this  city to help   us   in   our   noble fight  against all unscrupulous hirelings   of  the capitalist class, and.in doing this  you are helping, to protect your wives  and  families,    homes    and' -.-" firesides.  Better-wages,: sihorter hours of labor,  and a minimum  wage of $2.50 a day  for all'unskilled labor.  With a view to Immediate improvement In the condition ot labor we present the following demands:  1. Reduction of tho hours of labor In  prop,ortlon to the progress ot production.  2, The "Dominion to obtain possession  ot the mines, railroads, canals, telegraph's, telephones nnd all other means  of public transportation and communication; the employees to operate the  same co-operatively under control of  the Federal government and to elect  their own superintendent and foremen,  and that no employee shall be discharged tor political reasons.  3. The Provinces and municipalities  to obtain possession of the local rail- I  roads,.ferrieB, water works, gas works, |  15. The people to have the right to  propose laws and to vote upon all  measures of Importance, according to  the Initiative and referendum principle,  in. Abolition of the veto power of the  Executive (national, provincial and  municipal)^- wherever lt exists.  1". Abolition of the Senate and all  upper legislative chambers.  18. Municipal self-government, the  abolition of tho system of money deposits nnd ' property qualification for  candidates for parliamentary and municipal legislatures.  10. Direct vote and secret ballots In  nil   elections.     Universal   and   equal  HE LIKES THE JAPS.  A recent despatch from Washington  says:    Robert .Watchorn,  supervising  special  Immigrant inspector at  Taco-  ma, Wash., in'a telegram to Commissioner General Powderly received today; states that two steamers have arrived at Victoria, B.C., within the last  two days with 800 Japanese immigrants  destined  for  the  United States,  presumably to avoid possible deportation.  The inspection of the arrivals by the  steamship Glenogle had been completed ith the result that 50 Japanese immigrants were ordered deported.  ���;��� In the course of a letter received by;  Mr. Powderly. Mr. Watchorn says that  "public sentiment in Tacoma is strongly  against   tlie   so-called   invasion, of  the Japanese and by public meetings,  newspaper criticisms  and  discussions  in the meetings of workingmen's unions, an anti-Japanese sentiment is be-  ing^cultivated^very-thoroughlyrand-all-  political   conventions, rwlth'out'-regard  to party,  recently held on this coast  and in adjacent states, have vigorously  declared In favor of restriction or prohibiting Japanese immigration."  In discussing this matter in a subsequent letter, Watchorn says: "Despite the general cry against this so-  called invasion by the Japanese, lira  quite unable to Identify myself with  the publicly expressed sentiment that  lt is altogether evil. ''"'-'  "The cleanliness of the arriving Japanese Immigrants, the condition of  wearing appnrel, the amount of cnah  they possess, llie dlvursllled Industries  they represent, their numerous nnd  widely' separated destinations; their  health and yo.utlifulnes.s, all tend In  my opinion to deprive the so-called Influx of much of tho so-called dnnger to  the peace nnd welfare of society.  Nevertheless It Is quite apparent  there  Is  some  unlawful   Immigration  of thought,* the, inspired "power;of Ideal:  expression, and the love of his;Maker  have; vanished..,He hath. been separY  ated from all .these by the struggle for;  existence,  the-never-ending: stife - and  enslaving  labor, for sustenance.     The;'  system;of the stronger, hath prevailed!.;,  in our fair land and the cancer of tho  capitalist ���-��� tyrant is eating   into our  very souls.    Hunger and plenty within'  sight- of each other!    The producer of ,  all, starving and prevented from usingY,  the smallest part; of  'his production! ,  His children 'crying for a small, part':  only of :what  he  has  produced,  and-  the ruler:dares say rto him, 'Be content,  ye complainer, for thou art happy but "  Ignorant of thj-;happiness.'   ,0, ye stu- ..  r>id! can ye not   see    the   stupidity?.  Arise, chosen ones, cast, off, the chains  of thy, bondage, and with that all-powerful weapon, tlie,ballot, come Into the  kingdom that Is rightfully yours."   .-���>���:';'���  . VOTE   FOR'  'DIXON    AND   WIL-   :  LIAMS,      INDEPENDENT �� LABOR  CANDIDATES. ' "   '  VICTORY FOR LABOR. Y;  New York. May    31.���Justice   And-i,  rews, in the Supreme, Court, has dissolved  the ' injunction "againstthe . CI-';  garmakers'  Union.' ~ which - prohibitedf:  the1 payment by members of the union  of strike benefits..and practically mad��  it .'Unlawful to contribute to the. support of  a': striker's   family  when. tha  head of the house was', oilt of work. '���  ���''.' This'   is .the    Injunction   which    so",  aroused Samuel Gompers, president, brine  American     Federation   of. Labor,  that he'came to this city and adviseoj :  the  men   to   disregard   the  injunction  of Justice Freednian.  ,...   uiwuuim.     universal   and   equal |lnKre  '��  ��ome  unlawful   Inunlgrntlo  right of suffrage.   Election days to be   being conducted as a purely commei  legal holidays.   The principal ot pro- | olal enterprise."  portlonal  representation  to  be Introduced.  20. All public officers to be subject to  recall -by their respective constituencies.  21. Uniform civil and crlmlnallaw  throughout the Dominion. Administration of Justice to be free of charge.  Abolition of corporal and capital punishment.  22. The United Socialist Labor Party  of B. C. would always stand for truth  [- '".'',.'    PROB^M^'_^____L__.  ^^If^rnyorHaVrison w'ilTcilmV n tree  100 faet high to escape the strike of a  bear, how high will he have to go to  bear the strike?  ��� Through a correspondent, we learn.'  that Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, while  on a hunting expedition through the  .Michigan woods, was forced to climb a'  giant pine to escape being torn to-  pieces by a bear.  His  cries. for    help  were  heard  by  others of .the party, who Immediately,  came to,.his   rescue.    A   guide, being*  first to arrive on  the spot,  promptly  I.shot the. animal. ���'  Perhaps His Worship had no firearms on this .particular expedition, or  maybe he ran out of ammunition at  the sight of the beast; but the (hear)  facts are, he was treed anyhow, and  this is not the first time he has talked  like n man up a tree.  Henry F. Dyruff, of Brooklyn, has  this to say of the degradation of labor:  "Man, the proud handiwork of God,  labors beneath the smiling sky, Yvhose  beautous sunshine holds nought that  Is pleasant ito him. And why? The  waters of corruption and mismanagement have overflown the fair earth and  the highest creation of God has descended to the level of the beast. The  highest attributes of his nature have  been squeezed from a mind once sub-  VOTE FOR  WILLIAMS  AND  DIXON. THE INDEPENDENT  SATURDAY.,  ,.JUNH 9, 1309  _(  HMD SOCIALIST PARTY.  ��� I  The United Socialist Labor party lield  its weekly ojien-air meeting un Tuesday night last, ut the corner of Car-  rail and Cordova streets. Mr. .1. Doilil  ���presided, ln a few well chosen remarks, he Introduced Sir. Frank Rod-  gers, vice-president of tin- local Fishermen's union, as the iirst speaker.  iSlr. Kndgi-r Owen at some length on  the candidates anil platforms uf the  old political parlies, snowing them-to  be the enemy of' the working class.  His remarks were well received by  the large audience present. The chairman Ihen called upon Sir. Will .Mac.  ������lain, llie candidate of tlio party for  the Legislature, 'sir. Mac." Clain was  given n ninet enthusiastic reception.  ,11c said: Sir. Chairman, gentlemen  and electors ot the city ut' Vancouver:  It gives ine exceedingly great pleasure t<> be"; here to-night and to have  the opportunity uf adilrissing such a  large audience on one of tho most Important planks ut" Hie platform of the  government party. It refers -to tlie  government ownership aim ���������ninuue-  . tlon of a rallruad from the coast to  the Kootenay country. On the question of public ownership of railroads  thel United' Socialist: Labor parly  stands solid for it. lt is lieymul my  comprehension why anyone in this enlightened day is found to oppose public ownership of railways. A great  many do not know, or would seem to  have forgot ten. that the people own  ' and operate the postal system, the judiciary system, the lire system; they  own and operate the streets, highways  and the like. We hold that the people  .should own ���and control the railways  as well. We find politicians and those  of the capitalist class Maying that the  ���whole thing, is absurd and most impracticable. Hut at Jills present election we Und Ihe government party  appealing to the electors in' favor of  state ownership of railways. I believe  that such a railway is required in this  . Province. We are all agreed on this  point.' But now comes the .stumbling  block to a great many people, namely,  question of ways and means. The  politicians say borrow tlie money from  the bankers of other countries. This  means that interest will have to be  raised by the bone ana smew r.tf.lnc"  working class. With all due respect to.  ' iSlr. Slarlln, it is in'my opinion not  necessary to'borrow any money to  build this proposed railroad, as it,  would inflict a burden on the working  the Government to issue scrip, and  put men to work, build the railroad,  and circulate the scrip in t'he Province at par. When tlie railway is  completed and opened up, fares,  freight rates, etc., will begin to pour  In. As each scrip returns, let it be  marked and stamped cancelled. I am  persuaded that within twenty years  we will have redeemed every scrip,  and bo the owners of one of the' best  railroad* in the world, built by the  people and fur the people, and nol a  single cent lost to the people In discounting bonds or paying interest, lt  Is for you In say. If you think'my  opinion is right then we auk for your  help and support. I feel assured that  the road, If built, would be a monument of your lliiniielal wisdom, nnd as  good as if built wllh burrowed money.  The people uf New Zealand own the  railroads uf the country. Why cannot  we do likewise. (Applause.) The eyes  0J' the world are upon the little Island  of New Zealand, where the Industrial  class are solving those vexed problems which have held them down to  poverty and wage slavery. What a  great change has laken place. This  once poverty-stricken hell has been  remodelled in six years' lime by .Socialistic laws, and turned Into a happy  country, where ���lieu'ce, plenty .and  pleasure abounds,, for everybody who  lives there. To whom will be given  tlie honor for this grand and glorious  change? The capitalist class'.'. No.  None but the workers themselves.  They have learned the great lesson In  economics, nnd are still sending men  of their class into their parliament.  '(Applause.) Does not Wayland put  the case in a nutshell when he writes:  'New Zealand stands to-day as an  example ot -what the workers of a  country can do. d In New Zealand  every wage-worker is employed and  he ihas prosperity. Government in  that country is expanded unionism.  The common people got together and  wiped away the land monopolists, and  prosperity there is prosperity for  everybody.  "What New Zealand has done is  therefore of interest to the wage workers in this country. ���  ' In New Zealand, the plain people  ���the farmers and wage-enrncra���are  represented in the government; bankers and lawyers do not form the majority ,of the legislators.,, There is no  spoils system. Candidates are <!Oiiv  pelled to do all they promise. There  are oio rings, cliques or bosses lo control.  'In New Zealand the land system  enables every worker to,hare a home  LIST OF PROVINCIAL CANDIDATES.  |     COVI.UNMMNT.  OPPOSITION.  ���'CONSTITL'ICNCIES.  :���  1  -. 1            '-' .-  i   Martin  Liberal  Conserva  rrovini'.iul  Turner,  j Inilotieinl-  '���:  1  ' ������ ������  tive*  Party  '' j cut Labor  Vancouver '. 1  'M'irtiti  Wilson  I'llltOll  ;..-. Ililwm  M'fJUfLMl  llunleu  M-Thur-Min  Tutlow.  'iilmour  Wood  Victoria 1  Martin  IkM-k-A-ith  Yule's.  Turnur  llelnu'keii  Hull.  .M'PlllllipH  .l-tiziuils-m  iluywurii  lliiptins  ���Fraser   .   ���.   i'oolcy  Cuss-in r .'���...... *2  t   Irving-  I'lirfonl  limner  Killl'llillll  .loaes'     :  Krmvn    Iteiil  ���Yiites    M'lCliiiic'l  Knintiino North. 1  .M'lniics  llrvden  Dunsmuir jltniclifr  UtMliim!  M'Pliuo  I-'orrt  fiirkiu  1  iWJiiur  Itohertson  NiiiiK.��-U'r  En-it Mllnotfi ..!  I'iiiihain  Prunliee ..  West Lillooet ..........1  iLncIiorc  'Wh.-iliiiin  M'llrlde  I'UiviM-  Me r ivy  l'or.-.ler  !Huehe  Murphv  2C��rlh Yu.-j. .'.....- I  I'lllllKT  t'ultun  Penile  Kn.it Yiilu :..: 1  ���liml-jr-iss  ftuvinei'  Klllson  M'Knu  I'tivlor  >'*irth Krtst Kimtciiii.v.J  I'.urnett  Arinstrim;;  Wells  South K.ist KooU'imy..!  ���Jinith  t'ostigiin  I'V'rnie  ���  Curtis   v.  'I'lllinsll  Hull    -     ll-lctchor  llou-Uiul  Kutio  (! recti  liowmi   ......Ywilkiiison  Kiil-1-'  Wclik-r  I'cMriitl        Mil'ri  class of British Columbia.' Therefore  I beg leave to respectfully submit that  'all the money in the world' could not  ' lay a tie. place.a rail, nor lay a brick:  could not nail n plank nor construct  an engine. Yet there are those who believe In the omnipotence of money. 1  realise that it is absolutely useless un-  'tir'th.e hands of the toilers commence  their'aetivlty.T would ask. Have we  not      already      got      the      necessary  .���number 'of mechanics in this Province ; to build this road? I think  you will agree with me that owing to  dull times many working men would  be only too glad to get work. "Let us  now turn to the question of material-  rocks, timber, brick, lime, sand, etc.,  as well as tools, and all other things  requisite  to maintain  men  nnd teams  _______."���wkjiig. j J*eel__assured   that  [;: J  you wiiriinswer ifTTlic amrmatlveTblT  cause I believe the whole are to be  found In tli Is country. Tn spite of the  foregoing fact, Slartin and the other  government candidates would ask you  to band yourselves to men who toll  l*'ot--nelther do they spin���namely,  bankers or the capitalist class, for a  'material' which Is of no manner nf  use'in. tlie construction of a railroad  . from the const to the Interior. Tills  is a strange nnnmoly: some of our  friends may now lie thinking Unit we  have men nnd material, but no money.  jMiow iiio^ to propose u plan for building tills railroad: Having men nnd  material���all thnt Is necessary. Let us  keep an account of each man's onn-  ; Irlbutlon of work or matorlnls, so that  In the future Ave niny Ijalnnee equitable the expense of the building of  the road. It can liest be done by means  of a money that lays no claim to interest. Instead of borrowing money,  let us urge the government of this  country to Issue 'Hrltlsh Columbia  railroad scrip of different denominations as money; with these scrips pay  the imen and pay for material: then  make these scrips receivable at par,  and legol tender for fares, freight  rates, etc. The principle advanced is  good and far ahead of borrowing  money and paying interest. Then' return men of your class to Victoria,  ���who will endeavor to put this' Into  ���force.   We  will 'try .our, best  to  get  without becoming ti prey for the speculator. There are no tramps there.  The tramp lias been nbolished by wiping out the cause, not by starving him'  out, us is sometimes suggested in the  United States.: ;  'In New .Zealand the railways are  owned by the government nnd ar.j  used for the ptihiic good. ' Struggling  industries and the back country are  developed instead of being Ignored.  There are no rebates, no pulls, no pass  discriminations. .The government also  ownes the telegraph arid telephone  lines and operates them at a profit for  rates about r>00 per cent, lower than  In this country.  'In New Zealand there are no bank  failures. A government-owned bank  system protects the depositor. There  are no panics. The p_i___L__s._vlngrs_  'banks of "(lie country have on "deposit"  %"> for every man, woman and child in  New Zealand..',"',  Mn New Zealand the public school  system Is highly developed; they are  not too busy to encourage .education.  All children living at a distance from  school are furnished  transportation.  'In New Zealand the aged are taken  care of. Those who have worked out  their lives are relieved of Ihe fenr of  poverty, yet the system does not In  nny way encourage pauperism or humiliate by charity.'  "Willi such fads before us we should  arise and un|le nt the ballot box on  the ninth of June. (Applause.)  Stand. ilriii to our own class���the  working class; return men of Unit  class lo power who will'be In-'honor  bound lo defend your Interest!, and by  so doing will pave the way for a better and brighter country, where all  men shall be free nnd live In a state  of pence! plenty and prosperity. Vote  the straight ticket on the ninth, and  should the socialist.candidate be elected you will find that he and 'the  United Socialist Labor party of British Columbia will always, stund for  truth and justice and liberty. :A true  democracy of happy workers, freed  from the abuHe of greedy corporations, inhuman hirelings and task  masters of unscrupulous corporations,  who are bringing thousands of Japs  and Chinese to the Province of Urlf-  lsh Columbia to take the places of the  white British workers ot this fair province, and in so doing are simply taking the bread and butter out of the  mouths ot the wives and children of  the workers of this city and province.  Therefore we appeal to the workers of  this city to help us In our noble fight  against all unscrupulous hirelings of  tlie capitalist class, .and in doing this  you are helping to protect your wives  and families, homes nnd firesides.  Hotter wages, shorter hours of labor,  nnd a minimum wage of J2.R0 a day  for all unskilled labor.'" (Loud applause.)  Questions were asked by several  present, and answered by tne wpcak-  er. Three rousing cheers were given  for Slac. Clain, and llie greatc��t and  best meeting ever hold by the United  Socialist Labor party was termlnutecl,  v.oTiii ron dixon and -Williams. INDKl'KNDISNT L.ABOU  CANDIDATES.  1NDBPBNDKNT  LAHOR. "MEETING.  On Monday evening, notwithstanding the heavy rain, a fair attendance  gathered at the liarnnrd Castle to hear  the Independent Labor candidates. Mr.  Wat son occupied tlie chair, and brlelly  outlined the history of tlie movement  leading up to the introduction of'independent action iff politics by the  workingmen of this ".City. Mr. 11.  Cowan followed with a strong appeal  on behalf of the Labor candidates.  Sir. Joe. Dixon, in dealing with the  platform of the party, said that he  would not go into all the clauses on  this occasion, but that, as he had  worked for the good of his fellow-  workers in the past, he would continue to do so in the future, and leave  no stone unturned to bring about a  betterment of their conditions, through  the legislation proposed. In the Eight-  Hour Law he saw the double- benefit  of a reduction of hours of toll and si  reduction of the number of unemployed, which, by increasing the demand  for labor, would tend to Increas-*  wages.  Sir. Williams took up the question  of taxation on land values, and vigorously attacked the existing land laws,  illustrating tlie advantages possessed  by n land-owner over any other creditor. A landlord may seize goods for  rent, -with but. a. nominal process of  law, whereas any other creditor must  sue before a judge and obtain an order  of the Court. He showed that when  a person agreed to purchase land on  the instalment-plan, it tho'final, payment-was not made the land reverted  to the original owner, together with all  that had been' paid; in the case of  merchandise purchased, the; seller  could only claim the unpaid balance,  or its value In goods. This was one  things he would endeavor to adjust In  a more equitable manner, to remove  the class privileges of the land-owner,  and place him ohan equal footing with  others. ' '���"������'<  BEWAIIK    OP    ANTE-ELECTION  PROMISES.  Marriage   is Not  Llsually a failure  Piirtuiiiliirlv when'the-wedding presents  (ireotirenilly .selected.   Our sto'ik of  Gold and Silver  :: Articles and Oniainciits::  Wus never so (-ninpleteus now. 'Lowes-'  Itenses; low price*;.  H.J. STUBBS  AAA Westminster Avenue,  (opp. Clly IIiillJI .  CANADIAN  "Imperial  .99  Service for the year 1900 will  be commenced on JUNE  J0TH. The "Imperial  Limited" takes you across  the Continent in four days  "without change. It is a  solid vestibuled train, luxuriously equipped with every possible essential for  the comfort and convenience of Passengers.' Ask  your 'friends who have  travelled on * it, or address  I.J.COVLE,' . JAMES SCI.ATEU,  A. (I. 1��. A." Ticket Agent,  Vancouver, Ii. ('. 4'M Hustings St.,  ' Vancouver li. ,C.  I [Kill li:  CKNTI-BMKN: "  I beg, for the third tlmi*, to offer myself  ���>��� ��� candidate at tbe coining general election to, represent you in the bcfiisl'ilivc  Jliatnibtjr of this Province.  la the wunpiilgn of 180S I announced  ���or odlicrcui's to certain general principles.  40d you did me the liouur lo cliouue me  ����� one of your 'representatives. Slnve  Ihr.t election I hare conxlKtemlr adhered  lo those principles und still stand by tliein.  When 1 accepted olllce us Attorney-tleu-  prul in Mr. Seinlln's iidnilulstiuiluii. you  >vete kind enouiili ugulu lo return me by  ���icclniuutlon.  As a member ot tbe Uuvurnnimt, I  look an active part durlug the bcssIou or  IS!IB In pluclng upon tlie Klututv book  leglslutlo. carrying out, nn fur its It ��'eut,  thute principles. I feel quite sure In sny-  lug that the work done by the Semlin  Uorernmcnt and Its supporters during tliut  Session wuu eminently satlsruetory lo the  electors of this Province,* whose votes  '���'ncec* that Government hi power. 1 lot.lt  buck with pride nnd satisfaction to the  pun which I took In connection with unt  work. g ,,  Tlio members or the Government continued apparently to work together In the  most harmonious manner until the Ucud-  mitu's Isliiud dispute arose, lu connection with that matter you will remember  that I placed myself In your hands. ...y  colleagues, Messrs. Macphcrson and Tis-  ���"lull also agreed to he guided In mat dispute by tho wishes of their constituents.  Mr. Cotton, on the other unnd, took a  Urut stand against nuj- .settlement or arrangement of the matter until the .question of the owuershlp of the land hud  been decided by the courts. ,  lae very slight progress made In the  suit then Instituted shows that tue litigation would probably not he completed for  u   number  of  year*. .     ��  This difference between Mr. Cotton nnd  myself produced some'friction in the Government, hut, apart from thai dispute. I  never hud the slightest iuinuiitlou from  Mr. Semlin or any of my other colleagues  of  our   dlssutlsfuctlon   whatever  with   re-  .rd to my actions until the 1st day or  3u\v. 181ID, when Mr. Semlin -���ereitiptorily  mined for my resignation, givlns three  reasons, nil of which 1 can safely suy  \vme regarded by the public at large as  c-iicuiely frivolous. I refused (o resign  |i:,d asked for a caucus of tioverniuent  tuinorters to consider what should he  ���"one  under the clrcuiustnnces.  ijaot session lt wus stated by Mr. Cot-  Inn, In the House, that I hud tacitly  ayretu to be bound by the decision of this  caucus, und should huve continued to siip-  \u,n the Government when the decision  wus against inc. This statement is very  wide.Indeed from the truth. The gentle.  iii*ii who were present at tlie caucus will  re'itcmber that 1 stated most distinctly  that If the decision went against, me I  could-no longer support tlie Government  ond would deem II. my' duty, lo take every  means lu my yower to bring about their  defeat.  As the caucus, by a very slight major  Ity, sided with Mr. Semlln. I at once leu-  d'.red mv resignation, and announced puu-  llcly tlint I must be considered mi opponent of the Government.  Juat prior to the meeting of the House,  you will remember tuat 1 culled n meeting of my supporters lu the city of > an-  comer, and submitted my position to  tbom. I stated ihnt It was my intention,  if possible, t�� defeat the Government wliu  a-, view to bringing'' about a general election. I gnve uiy reasons for this course,  aud also stated that If my supporters dls-  ugrccd wit,i in; proposed actloti; I would  ai one* retlgu and ullmv. them to choose  a representative who. would- net' in .accordance with their wishes. The meeting  wus very large and representative, and a  regulation was pissed without a tlisseu*..  t'.ent votce, exiiresslng' entire approval of  luy intended opposition to the Govcrn-  mont.  I had nlrcadv Informed members of the  Opposition in the House that, while my  principles were the same as they had  been, and I hud no sympathy with their  flows upon political questions, still I und  ft.:Coinraon object with them in wishing to  bring   about  the   defeat   of  Mr.   Semlln's  00 vera meat, and I had assured tbeni that  If they stood together I would be found  Working harmoniously with them for that  purpose only.  Tbe consequent defect of the Govern*  ment. and the iDrltatlon ot Els Honor the  Lieutenant-Governor to myself to form a  GsTerument, are fresh In your mlnda. I  accepted the task from Bis Honor upon  condition that I should be granted a all-  solution ot the present House; and, In .accordance with this understanding, a general election will take place as aoon aa It  can conveniently be held. ���-���  It has been charged that my action in  opposinir Mr. Semltu's Government, after  my expulsion from It, was actuated by  personal feelings against Mr. Cotton.  There Is no truth whatever In this suggestion. 1: have opposed and helped to  I'.i'l'eat   Mr.. Semlln's  Government   because  1 believed that It no longer represented  ..the principles which 1 bad espoused.  it must be. clear, to everyone that the  frivolous reasons given by Mr. Semlin for  mv dismissal bad behind them real reasons of n substantial character, and I  t.'iink that subsequent events huve shown  want these reasons were.  I iiltrlbute Mr. Semlln s action, not to  bis own de. ire, but to Mr. Cotton. I am  satisfied thai lu his heart Mr. Cotton did  nut agree with the thorough manner In  which the Government and tlie House  carried out their pledges In the session of  IS'.iil: anil he knew full well that as,long  ns 1 remained a member of the Government, similar action would be taken with  regard to every question that came before  U. '���* ' '       -,   ; ���-���'���  At the time tbnt the trouble occurred  there were two matters .of vital Importance to this Province pending before tbe  Government,' as to which, the course lo  be adopted . was , clearly pointed out bv  reference to the principles which it was  supposed   to  represent. c  These matters were, first, the disallow-  jnce  of  the  Labor ltegulutlon  Act,  ltiutf,  . wWcn prohibited companies hold ng fran  chlses fnmi the Province cinploylug Mou  gollnu labor, and. second, the "PI '�����'"  5f the British Columbia Southern Hallway  Company for u crown grant ot their lane.  subsidy.  Mr. Colton" was not prepared to aland  by the principles of the party In connection with these two matters, and for tne  purpose of putting Into effect ,->'S,,''-cw.?  with regard to them, saw cleurly that it  was necessary lo get rid of mc.  With regain to the dlsr.iiowaucc of the  Labor Regulation Act, my contention was,  and still is. that the Provincial Leg'-11*-  ture should ul the earliest moment liajo  been brought together for tbe special r-  pose of leeuucilug this stuluto, In oiler  to sliow the Uonilnlou Government and  the people of the oilier l'vovluces that tins  question Is considered a most vital ote in  this  Province.  Wltn regard to the 'aud subsidy of tne  Ilcltlsa C'oluuiUlii Southern Hallway Com-  iiaav. when the application was made, i.  as Attoruey-Geaeral. looked Into the question with greut cure, and came to tue  conclusion that the railway company hud  not compiled with the conditions laid  down in the statute granting the subsidy,  uud that therefor-; the Government had  no right or power to Issue the grunt.  No one can be more Impressed than -1  am with the sucrcduess of a contractual  obligation.^ 1 quite admit that, no matter  how improper the uct.lon of tlie Legislature may liuve been in granting to the  Ii. C. Sontlieru Hallway Company their  land subsidy, still tbe rrovlnec Is uouna  by tueir nctlon. and the only enquiry  that can he made Is whether tbe railway  companv have complied with the. conditions Imposed by the statute In question.  If they have not done so, then It uppears  to me clear tlict lt Is the duty of the Government to stund by the rights ot tno  Province.  I reported to the Government my opinion that the conditions of the statute hud  not been compiled with, uud suggested  Hint, us the amount Involved was -extreme-,  ly large. It wuuid le advisable to obtain  the best legal uplnlous available. I was  authorised by the Government to do so,  and submitted the case to Mr- T'-V'-'-ie.  (I.C; of London, '.nglunit. anil to Messrs.  Christopher Robinson, Q.C. und I!. II. Osier. Q.C.. of Toronto. Mr. Huldane s  opinion was inclined to be against my con-  ti'iiliou but he stated Unit tie thought the  ease was a proper one lo'lie brought before ilie court. Messrs. Hnbiiisan and Osier on tlie contrary, gave a very strung  opinion that my contention wns correct,  aud that the Government were not compelled, even i. they were permmed to  issue the crown grant under.the circumstances.  ��� It innv lie that their opinion is not collect, but. my contention Is fbut, .n the  face of iny opinion ns Attorney-General,  supported by lawyers of their eminence,  the oulv course open to the Government���  If It was to lie guided by the principles  which It was elinseu to represent���wus to  refer the mutter to the courts nnil. offer  the highest euurl of appeal bud nodded,  net ~ sirict.lv In accordance with that decision. ,':���  As soon as I bad been got out of the  way. anil liefiircn new Auonioy-Gcnoru.  hail been appointed, Mr. Cotton ut once  'proceeded, to Ignore the 'above considers.  tlons. nml Issued a crown grunt for some  K'U.OOO acres. Including nliout lMl.ono acres  of coal lands, whlcli, I am luformed, are  lvortli many millions of dollars.  .-,; With regard to the Mongolian' labor  question, the Government refused to ndnpt.  tlie pulley which I ndvoculeil, and met the  House without any proposition ns lo a rc-  cnuctment   "f   the  disallowed  statute.   -  The action of the Government after I  left it, with regard to the matters referred  lo In Ills Honor's letter or dismissal of  ��� Mr. Semlln. also affords strong proof that  I was right lu my opinion that I had been  removed ���from the Government In order to  enable.Mr. Cotton to carry out his reactionary ideas, and practically nullify the  legislation which we had enacted in,the  session  of 181)1). ,  One of the most Important acts' that  was passed In 18!)!) was the Torrens Rc-  glstrr Act. Up to the time that I left  the Government active preparations were  being.. made to bring this -atatute Into  force; but evidently nothing whatever has  been done since, and apparently the Government had decided to nullify the action  of the Legislature by neglecting to Issue  the necessary proclamation. "'.-:;  Again it was proposed by the Government after I left it to expend a turn of  about 15400.000 In purchasing from the  Canadian Pacific Railway Company the  land grant claimed to have been earned  by them In building the Columbia and  Weatern Railway. In my opinion, this  proposition waa. entirely In the Interest  of the Railway Company, and overlooked  altogether the Interests ot the people.  iched tne priucipi"',  be applied and ��*;  eral election ns toll  le repealed. If th��  ��� vote It will be re->  In appealing to'you as the Premier of  the Province, I beg to lay before you the  platform of the new Government us foi-  lows: ;     '..-��� "���'  \. The abolition of the J200 deposit for  candidates fur the Legislature.  '   '2. The  bringing   Into   force,  as  soon  as  arrangements   can   be   completed,   of' the  Torrens.Registry system..    ,,  .'-3. The..Redistribution of the constituencies.on  the  basis of population,  allowing  to  sparsely, populated   districts  a   proportionately  larger    representation    than    to  populous districts and cities.  . i. The enactment of an.accurate system  of, Government   scaling   of   logs,   and   Its  rigid: enforcement.  YD. The re-euactment of the disallowed  Labor Regulation Act, 18!)S, and also all  the statutes of 18!lt), containing ault-Mon-  goliau clauses If disallowed as proposed  by  the  Dominion Government.  (i. To take n firm'stand In every other  possible way wltha view of discouraging  the spread of Oriental cheap . lubor in  this, Province.  7. To provide for official Inspection of  nil buildings, innchlncry and works, with  a view to, compelling the udoptlon of proper sufegunrds to life ii nil health.  8.. v.. regard to the Hlght-honr Law  the Government' will continue to eufori*  tbe law as It stands. An Immediate can  qulry will be made by the Minister oC  Mines Into uil grievances put forward It**  connection with Its operation, with a vie��r  of bringing about nn amlvsble settlement.,  If no settlement Is reached tne principle',  of tbe referendum will be applied nnd "'  vole  taken  nt  the general *'"     --  *  whether the law Khali be  law Is sustained by llie- v<  tallied upon the stutule bonk with Its pea-j  nlty clause, if modifications can be mad��*  reiur.vlng any of tbe friction --brought'  nt.out, without Impairing the principle of>  the law, they will be adopted. If the vnto>  Is against It the law will be repealed.  f). To re-establish the London Agency of��  liritish Columbia, and to take every ef-t  fectlvc means of bringing before the Ilra-  isli pubnc the advantages of this .1'ro-'  vlncc, as a place for the profKno-e investment of cupltal.  10. The retaining of the resources of tho,  Province us uu asset for the benefit ot'  the people, and taking effective measure*!  to prevent thu alienation of the public  domain, except to actual settlers or for.  actual bona tide business, or industrial  purposes, putting uu cud ;o the pructic*  of speculating In connection 1'ltb tbe-  some.      . ���  11. The taking of active measures tot*  the systematic exploration of the I'ro-l  vlnce. .,..'������ :.,'-'--''��,  -', "\  .12. The borrowing ot money for the pn**-)  pose of providing rutins, t.-ulhj and bridge*.;  provideii thnt iu every ease the money  necessary to pay the lu teres t nnd slukin*'  fund In connection with llie loan shall l��i  provided by. additional taxation so as nca-  to impair the credit of the Province.  13. iu connection  with  tlie  construction ']A  of Government roads and trulls, to provide,f  by thu employment of competent civil ca-jl  Sincere   uud   utherwlse   that   the   Govera-.(f  ment money  Is  expended upon some sy*-l  tern   which   will   be   advantageous   to   th�� l  general public, so that the old uystem ol,!  providing roads us a special favor to sup-. /  nortcrs of the Government may be,entice-4  ly discontinued.   ��� -    ���   ��� -  H. To keep tlie ordinary iiunual expeu-|i  dlture within the ordinary iimiual revenue,{V  In order to preserve intact the credit.oil  the Province, which is its best usset. T  15. To  adopt  u system of    Government I  couslrueliou   and   operation   of   ii-ailways.!  and luimedialel.v lo proceed Willi the con-I  striictlon of a  :-.-.,!way  on  the south side f  of the li'rnxer r.ver.  connecting the coast  wllh  the-'Kootemiv district,  with  the un-  derstumiin- that unless tlie oilier railway*  now constructed in the I'ruvluce give fui*  connections,   nnd     make    equitable    Join-"  freight   ami   passenger   urvajitreuieuts, .me,  l'l'.iviiice   will   couiiuiic    'irj'liue  to  th>  eastern   lioiinilury   of   the 'Province, l'rc-f  per  connection   wllh  such   Kootemiv   rail-i  way to lie given to the'Island of V'uhi-m'i-  ver.     With  respect lo other parts  of ihe  I'rovliice, to proceed to give to every, por-  tlo:: of it  railway  connection  a^ as ear.-��  n date as possible, the railway when constructed   to   be ^opt-ruti'd   Uv   the   Govef^i;  ment through a Commission*.  111. A   railway   iirlilge  to  lie  constructs*.  In I'oiiai'ctlou   with  the  Kooioiiuy  railwa"'  . across  the  Kruser river,   ut or  near  Nc1*-  ; Westminster,   nnd'running  "povvrs  given-  ' over it to any  railway  company upptvu.��  for the same, under proper conditions.  |     17. In ease It la thought at any, time aa-1  ; vlsuble  to. give, a   bonus1 to  any   rullwuyi  eauiiiiiiiy, the same lo be' In cash, and not!  .by   way   of   u   land   grunt:   and   no   suehl  bonus  to he granted, except upon tbe cun-1  ! dltloii flint a fuii* umoiint of the bonds ord  "shares of the company   he  trunsferred  t-'B  the   Province,   nnd   elVeetive   menus  tskei ���  to   give ..the :  Province     control   of     ibH  ��� freight nnd passenger: rates, and pi-ivis'oiiB  luiuile   against   such   railway   having   nu.vi  j liabilities agnlnst It except actual  coM.il  '     IS. To take away from the   LleutennntJ  Governor-in-Counell   'nuy   power   *q.  tna. m  subslantlve changes In the law, .eonfinlni]  the Jurisdiction entirely to matters of tl-J  tall   in; working out the  laws enacted b'i  i the Legislature. Y. ��� J  ,  if). The  establlshmeht of  an  lnitltnt!| ���(  within thcProvlnce for the edncatlon of  the, Deaf-and Dumb. ,,        .  20.'To repeal the Allen Exclusion A.t I  as the reasons Justifying Its enactment ��� '  longer obtain., .  21. An  amicable  settlement  of  the  <*���"  Eute with the Dominion Government as c  leadman's.Island, Stanley Park and otli��  lands, and an arrangement with Mr. Lad  Sate, by which, If possible, n sawmill If;  ultry may be establlBhed and cur.-ied <���  on Deadman'B Island, under sutlsfactor.  conditions, protecting the Interests of th  public.      .;  22. Proper means of giving technical la  Btructlon to .miners and prospector*.  In connection "with recent event*, *<nD|  criticism has been directed against till  Honor the Lieutenant-Governor. It la njl  duty to take the responsibility tor HII  Honor's action, and I have not the bIIc*"  est.hesitancy In so doing., '  The    Legislative   Assembly   deliberate,  voted want of confidence; In Mr. Sent" i  Government; There were only two coun-  I open  to" Mr.   Semlln: either to ask tor  i dissolution or resign. ; He.adopted ueltbe  I but asked for dels/, and took up the tin  'granted   to   him   In  endeavoring   to. ent  1 Into   most   vicious   and     dlsnonorable  a  ^ raugement8   with    the   members   of,' tt  ' House   who   had   been' elected   to -. oppotl  him.   nnd   who   had   consistently   oppost  ��� him  until  the defeat was brought abool  '. and   whose   principles   were   directly   c  j posed to his.        '��� ,...".',:'  1     No precedent exists In connection  wl  i the  working-of  Urltlsh  representative I  stltutlous where In a case of that kind,  ministry  bus been  allowed  to hold pow  "bv   means  of   votes   thus   obtained:    ai  when  Mr. Semlln announced to. ills Bo'  or that ho would be nble to obtain a vo'j  of   conlldence   from   the   House,-the  om  course open to-His Honor was that ndopl  ed by blm, of dismissing his 'advisers, .i  In addition to ine above It uppears fro.  1 Ills Honor's letter of dlsinlssul that the1  i were, ample  reasons , for  that  course,  e  tlrcly upart from the vote of want of cc  | fldence In the House. ���-,,,������_ :  1 have the honor to be, gentlemen," f��j  oixdleut servant. ���  1        JOSEPH A1ARTIN.  Spring lias Come I  TAKE  Your Babies  ���TO���  A GOOD VIEW  14 Cordova St.  WHY IIUY fiictiiry-made shoes that nro little  better than paper, when you can have u  pairof ._,-.,,-"  Custom-made for $3.50  Ilendy-iniuloor mado lo lit your (eot.  H. HARVBY,     ,  S10 render St,, between Richards and Seymour.  THE-^"5-^  Seme men nro well clothed from ono  point of view, but you see 'hom at on-  other angle, nnd their clothes aro full af  wrinkles find crudity speaks in all lines.  WE UNDEtlSTAiN'D HOW TO OLOT1HB  01JR. CUSaXMIEES so .tlmt 'hack, front  or,-.side,' viow la eQually' correct and elegant,  DAN. SXBWART  J3o Cordova street.  Electric Light  Is now within tlio reach ol evorybody.  l'rinns lmve lutoly boon reiluci'M, nml thu  Jt. C, Kkctric 'liiiilway Oonipany htwu  their liii��s all over tlio oily. Do not do-I  luy, hut InstiiU and use tiik Onlv Light,  whiuli U nbbulutely  Safe, Cfean and  Up-to-dat1  -     1)  II enreliillv looked alter It Is cheaper  than ami oil, and, oh I what a difference)  in thecvaniug.   Apply lor rates at thu  Company's Office,  Cor. Carrall and Hastings Stjgj  ,'i-  rs.��, ii ������!! 11jm j jj :r��Gsn*"\t��i ����� t^^vsKf^^st^���^S?  rg3=%gX^fW!  SATURDAY JUNE 9, 1900  THE INDEPENDENT  THE LARGEST MEETING  k  i|)     -Groceries g  cccccccocccco  oooooaooaoooa  V  You know and the purer, tlie higher in quality,'  tl icy'are the bettor for you. None but the very  highest class of provisions is, obtainable here.  Quality is always first; price receives great  care and close attention; 'tis always; in 'fact,  the lowest that tlio sale of absolutely pure  goods will warrant, but quality is paramount..,  .Surely this is of interest to you. And we  should like to have your order ; we will send  lo your homo for it if you so desire.    May we?  ' U  U  o  u  ii  u  o  ii  PromJ>t  Delivery  HUDSON'S RAY|M9a33M!,3:>3  STOKES, �� Courteous  CiranviHe ��t<  Q  f**��  O  o  o  o  u  Attention  i'i  m msm why.  (Written for The Independent.)  Hon.   Joseph   Martin   and   his   colleagues   in   this  city  as   well   as  the  Hon. .1. C. Brown, or New Westminister, ilon't like the idea of Labor candidates being in the field In Vancouver  city.    Hon.  Mr.  Martin  had   the  (rail  1.0  tell   us  thnt he  would   not  accept  the support oC the labor candidates in  the House.   A man does not generally  refuse  to  accept  that which  has  not  teen offered  hlin,  but Joe is  not  like  other men.   We cannot, therefore, take  his utterances and  analyze them  according to the ordinary standard. . We  all   know,   however,  why  a dog-  wll]  not eat"butter.    Then,  the Hon. J. C.  Brown,  speaking in the City Hail to  a Vancouver audience, threw out dark  hints about people in this city coming  -out merely-to split the vote, and later  on in his speech, referring to ...the abolition of the J-Oii deposit, dropped what  he  intended   to   be  a   bomb   when  he  said that people who come out merely  to split the vote, or in a dying cause,  did  not lose anything when  their deposit went by the board, as the same  was put up by capitalists and corporations.    If  Mr.   Brown  meant  to  infer  that the labor candidates in this city  are being run In  the interest of any  capitalist or corporation or that they  ���.-.'ire receiving any support either monetary or otherwise from any such, people  or that 'I hoy are running for any other  ,purpose than to represent their great  army of workers, then Mr. Brown does  not  tel| . the  truth,; and  he  knows It.  ,i "Mr.' Brown's   bomb  did   not  burst .n*  he expected   It to  do,������ It: merely hung  fire,  and  caused   the',working-men   to  tli Ink,   think,   think.;   But' bright  and  'early in the sunny month of, June Mr.  .Brown's bomb will go off with a, terrific explosion and he will find that he  planted it right under the feet of those  who are shedding, crocodile tears over  'tlie woes of tlie poor workers, and who  irofuse to allow those workers the right  to    be    heard   in   the  Legislative  Assembly of the. Province.    "Let us consider this   matter  dispassionately and  without prejudice.   'Mr. -Martin's platform is not perfect bp any means, but  Inking it on the whole it is a very good  ���one;   did   you  ever  know a politician  ������to go to the country and ask the people  for the suffrages without a good platform, and clid you ever hear, of a politician  when he got  the reins of gov-,  ernment in  his hands pretend   to live  up   to  or   legislate  according   to   his  :ante-election promises?   Has not every  party  that ever went  to the  country  hoodwinked  the  electors  by glittering  promises of what .they intended to do  for' the  benefit of  the country?    Has  .not every party that ever asked your  |Suffrages   in . Vancouver/, promised'  to  make British Columbia a;white man's  country:  did they not with trumpets  ���of brass proclaim to you.that-the wily  Jap and tho lien then Chinee must leave  these shores; did they hot: tell you'that  this   mighty   province ��� would    be    the  promised land, the garden of the world,  ���and how have they kept these promises?  The country is swarming with Oriental  coot lie's, miles upon miles of the richest  lands in the world have been bonused  to corporations, railroads, and wild-cat  &KchemcJS.^=3Ciiis--vast=Erovlnce^wlth=its:  magnificent resources,- instead of be-  ijlng a white man's country is fast de-  i I generating Into a place where no whlto  [Winaii can exist. It has been sunk head  j-J over heels in debt and a few men have  "/been aggrandized; and all those evils  '.that have befallen us have" been caused by tlie professional politician, whose  promises nml whose performances havo  been so diametrically opposed to each  other. AVe speak dispassionately, we  'have no reference to any particular  party, but to nil the old parties, to no  particular politician, but to all professional politicians. The present Government, however, are different from  the other parlies, in this way, they  make the same flowery speeches, make  tlie same glittering promises as the  other parties do, they ore very wl'ling  {���i)to represent the workers Just as tho  'W-otlier parties are, but, In the persons  || of the Hon, Joneph Martin and Hon.  I .1. O. Urown they repudiate:the idea  |;iof allowing the workers to represent  ���M,themselves, and in that they are different from the other parties. , For,  'while there Is no doubt that the Provincial Party and the Wilsonian party  -would like to represent the labor element, they dare not say that the labor  people have no right to represent them-  1 selves, but, as we have said before,  the Hon. Joseph is not like other men,  and of course his satellite, Mr. Brown,  dances according to the fiddling ofthe  Hon. .the Premier. .For years the  workingman has put his trust in political partyism, not only did he place  his welfare, his very life, In Its hands,  but also that of his wife and helpless  children.   How has he. been requited?  His position has been taken from him  and a Jap  put .In: his place, 'his eon  has  been  forced  from his fireside  for  want  of employment,1    his -daughter,  who   has  been   earning an   honorable  livelihood as a  humble maid servant,  has   been ��� thrust   Into   the  street   because a Chinaman can be had cheaper,  and finally the land of his adoption Is  fa��t becoming a place in which he cannot live.    Hon.  .Mr. Martin  may he a  smarter   politician   than  some  others,  and  then again he may not, nut how  can we place our faith in Mr. Martin  more than In any of the other parties?  Mr.  Martin  is a politician  and  politicians have been tried again nnd again,  and found wanting.    The workingman  cannot afford to place his very life in  the hands otany party, he has found  that out by experience, and as a consequence   the   Dominion   Trades   congress at its last .session held In Montreal,' passed a-resolution  favoring the  principle of placing independent labor  candidates in the field    nil    over    the.  Dominion for the purpose of restraining, irresponsible Governments In-their  ruinous policies and  to  force such  to  legislate in the interests of the masses.  Notwithstanding    the    misrepresentations of. the; enemies of. labor, Messrs."  Dixon' and 'Williams in Vancouver, and  the other independent labor caiidldales  in the field in this.Prvlnce, havebeen  placed there because the workingman's  parliament���the Dominion Traoca Con-  grass���has come to the conclusion that  there is no other course to'take.   The  organized  workman  has his Union at  his back to. help him get better conditions, and .the unorganized worker has  the ante-election promises of the professional politician before him, yet the  latter wonders why lie can find nothing to - do.    He is amazed and indlir-  'nant that,the country should be overrun with Japs and Chinese and he.goes  to   the   polls,  and   voles   for  a.  party  because their promises are flowery, utterly   ignoring' the   fact  that   he   iins  been given such promises before.    Let  our readers .sit down  and   think over  this.    We do" not claim, that the labor'  candidates in this city are heaven-bora  statesmen, but we do know that they  Ik re  as   good   men' personally   as  any  who are asking  for  the  suffrages   of  the electors of; this constituency.   "We  know  that  they  will   riot, 'bind   themselves to any party, but will assist any  Government to pass legislation In the  interests of the white workers of this'  Province; we know tlint their best energies will be devoted tn driving cheap  Oriental labor out of the country." and  we   know   that   their   voices   will, (be  heard    condemning   any   Government  which   Torgets.   as  Governments  have  done in the  past,' tha'. they, represent  the   people,   and   not; capitalists,   corporations   and   railroads.    ls: not   the  proposition   very simple���It  five.: labor  candidates sit In the next Legislature,  we do not care whether .Martin, Wilson  or Cotton leads the Governuieut,  that  Government  will  be   forced,  not  only  to  make ante-election  pledges,  but to  keep them. Heretofore Ihe people: owned   the  Government    only    so  far as  placing'them in .power was concerned;  after that the.Government: was, as a  general rule,  owned   by other parties.  The time has now come when such a  state of affairs should cease, and the  only  remedy   is^to  place ,',,en=jji_the.  'House-who--are-ais"tTn1:tiy"'al)art  from  any party, who will  use their utmost  endeavors to force the Legislative Assembly to remember that -'the'parliament of this country is of the people,  for the people and by the people. We  know that there aro a number of workingmen In Vancouver who are so-called  party men, we know that they have  upheld their party in season and out  of season, as worklnginen they have  voted for them and looked for them to  legislate for the best Interests of the  country. We now challange them to  name, one single act on. the statute  books of British Columbia that Is of  direct benefit to the tollers, and yet  we have had promises, but those promises have leaked out of the memories  of those we have'placed in power Just  as quickly as water leaks out of a  sieve. Boys, we have had enough  promises, let us now take the remedy  iu our own hands, let us rally around  the labor candidates and give them  such a majority that the people of this  broatL Dominion: will see that wc In  this far western.section of it are wide  awake and that the blandishments of  the wily seeker-after the emoluments  of high oflice have no place In our  sympathies. For years and years wc  have wept over'the graves of elite-  election promises, for years we have  kept our eyes closed at tho bidding of  the professional politician. "Let us  herald the dawn ot the new century  by opening; our eyes and, looking-  around us!  (Continued From Page One.)  Ine well, were: adopting their usual  tactics. A Hurst of applause greeted  this sally and was followed by a silence and Mr. Carter-Cotton was thereon listened to with great attention.  He felt confident that a although he  was practically the last speaker,  the  people would put Mm Hist on Saturday.   As the two lawyers, Messrs. Wilson and Martin, hail failed to agree  between themselves, he felt that they  would have to put them by and elect  other'candidates.    During tlie evening  a great deal had been said, and the  discussions Iliad, sometimes, been  rather warm,  but they had heard little  real politics.    He did not Intend to occupy their time for any length.    Since  Vancouver hud'hod representation In  the Provincial House, he, Mr. Carter-  Cotton, had had the honor of representing the City.    During thai time he had  honestly   striven   to   carry   out    his  pledges.    He had never received, from  the  electors,  an  intimation  that   the  Party to  which  he  belonged  had' not  carried out its pledges (cheers) of two  years ago.    If'this was so' how was it  that how they were put to the trouble  and expense of another election?  "Be-"  cause a dark cloud hud come over the  Province,  or, perhaps,  he should  call  It a new political disease.   First,it had  made its appearance In Manitoba;  then  it had broken out at Ottawa and now it  had suddenly swept over this Province.  In British Columbia it had assumed a  most virulent and acute form, and had  developed   features  which had  so far  baflled the skill of'the political doctors.  In Manitoba, it had attacked and caused  the death of a Provincial Government.    In Ottawa it hail been partially  the cause of the decease of a Federal  ad'inlnistratlon.    lint In British Columbia,  through, some subtle climatic  or  other cause it hud not merely brought  about   the   premature   termination   ot  I the career ot a government, but it had  hastened the dissolution of a Legislature-and had a most extraordinary |p_  fluence on such an exalted aersonugo  us a Lieutenant-Governor.    This mysterious affliction was technically known  as   Martinism.      (Laughter.)      it   had  to be diagnosed and he felt sure that  the political 'doctors would  perform a  perfect cure on Saturday next; (Cheers.)  In his remarks, Mr. Carter-Cotton did  not  intend  to say anything personal,  although 'twas dlflicult to disassociate  Mr. Martin from- Martinism. \ He, Mr.  Carter-Cotton, had however, always refrained from  personal attacks, on  the  platform, and1 in  tlie  press,  und   was,  sorry that they could not be abstained  from   altogether.        He,  himself,   was  probably the best abused mini  In  the  Province, 'but he regretted the introduction of personalities at all.     They  tended to lower every man eni-aged in  politics and rellected upon the intelligence of the people.    (Cheers.)    In his  diagnosis   of ..Martinism, -the , speaker  found   that.it  was' purely "a, personal  government, consisting ..-merely of one  man.    Nominally there was a Cabinet,  which,   however,   ivasi merely   one   of  clerks, as one man donyinnted all.    This  was  it defeat   in  itself,  and  \vas not  satisfactory in'any sense, as it weakened'constitutional methods and affected  the  stability   of ..the 'Government.  One of tlie strongest supporters of the  Government Party, his friend -Mr. Mac-  pherson,   treated   the "Government   in  much' the some way as ordinary people  did   a.  seidlitz   powder.     He  did I not  much like th�� look of what Mr,'Martin'  called his Cabinet, but after wrapping  up Mr. Brown in the white paper and  Mr. Martin in the blue, he closed his  eyes,  swallowed   llie  whole  dose  und  tried to look 'as If, he felt better and  satisfied.     (Laughter and cheers.)  Referring to the party lines question  Mr. Carter-Cottoii_;stated that up to.  a few months ago!" there had been but  two parties in the Province. Turnerism  and what was now known as the Provincial Party.' It was in the Interests  of s��od government to have strong  parties and not small factions. Now.  however, this "political disease"- had  come in, and we found a number of  small factions. Then the Federal doctors. Liberal and Conservnt've, had  come along and attempted' to cure us  with party lines plasters. The Liberals soon gave up the job but some ofthe  Conservatives, underYhis friend, Dr  Wilson, were still trying to heal our  sickness with this old prescription. But  he. the speaker, felt that the. interests  of the .Province and its people would  be best advanced by keeping clear of  Federal party lines. (Cheers.) Therefore, he once more came before them as  the  representative    of :.tlie_Proyinclnl.  by Oppostion or Government when it  was in Committee.  MB. DIXON  then took the platform. He advocated  a living wage on all Government contracts. On the railway platform of  the Government there was nothing said  about who was to be employed in building the railways. A repetition of the  old plan of employing Chinese and foreign labor might result and would be  most detrimental to the Interests of  the Province. It being late, Mr. Dixon made his remarks brief, and Was  accorded  a good  reception.  The meetinc then terminated with  cheers for Mr. Ralph Smith, after Mr.  Cowan, the Chairman, on behalf of  the independent Labor party, had  thanked the audience for its courteous  and patient' hearing.'  ^^^V^VVVV^^^^^^  mm mimmm  mmw  further   list  The Street Railway-men's Picnic and  Sports to be held at Queen's Park, New  Westminster on the l.'ith inst. promises  to be the record-breaking event of the  season. The committee, havev left  nothing undone to make the affair .a.  brilliant success, as will be seen by  the list of liberal donations for prizes.  ���The committee , have made special  arrangements ito' give the, .children a  holiday to be remembered;. besides the  large list of races on the programme  any prizes that have been received  late, and not placed, will be, given to  special events for the little ones.  One of the Fairvlew cars comes oft  and the remaining cars wfll run to  corner of Robson and Granville street  only.  The  following  donations:  A.   Kehawn     ���;   Palace Clothing Store   Stanley White 1 Co;, hat  ...  Mull's Grocery, li. of C .....  Outline .t Keith, goods..   Dr. ilrydone-Jack   Mackenzie Bros., half ton coal  Bridge Mote!   H.-'V. Palmer, sack flour   Clayton's Grocery,, goods ,2 00  C. Dawson, Glasgow Hotel   2 CO  C.   Dawson,  B. of C.  3.50  Dickenson & Brown, sit rolled oats   Y  Moss JonaJ,  value   .'..,  5 00  Champion & White 1 00  Friend .-       50  CWIegand, picture  150  K. G.  Prior .t Co.,  bicycle spring  seat post.:..  a 50  Lloyd,  Burns ,fc Co.  .... a 50  Mutrie & Brown      .J 00  Ideal   Grocery,   Limburger  cheese.  AVe nave  selling agency of the . .  PM'lllfl SHOE and the ...  name alone implies the hest there is in Shoes. .. .  I'ACKAjil) SHOES   have for years been pre-eminently-  the, distinct leaders in tlie United States,, ami in'in-'"  troducing.them Ave feel as though thev were not an  experiment, buti*^qiml;ty the "BESTSHOE inanu  factured.    We have them iifall styles'and -leather"  ,.".-,.    |J# Infill I^��   18 Cordova  i***(V  Don't Waste  Your Time and'Strength."  Buy  can freeze Ice Cream in the short time-  of .three minutes.'   Sold onlv bv   :  Tho*. Dunn & Co.,  (I.IJIITEI).)  8,10,1:1 Cnrilovn Street, nnd S, in  Winer Stn'01, Vimi'iiiivtir. -  Front street, Ailin, U..C.  Subscribers not receiving their paper  win kindly notify   The   Independent.  rPul'ty"and=ask~ed~t!ie electors to return  him again as they had already done  four times. (Cheers.) That rarty  was an historic one. Its career had  been begun in Vancouver anil its progress and success, were closely associated with this City. With "the blight of  Martinism dissipated, the Provincial  Party would again be the dominant  ono. ,  Mr. Carter-Cotton did not share Mr.  Martin's alarm nnd disgust at the iip-  penranee of Labor candidates in the  Hold. (Cheers.) Ten years ago he had  been nominated by Mr. Dixon, one of  the Labor candidates and placed by the  Labor vote at the head of (he poll by  a large majority. He had not forgotr  ten this nnd should he pleased if they  no cast their ballots that he would have  as his collongues In the House the gentlemen \vho were on the Labor ticket.  (Cheers.)  Ho regretted that It was necessary,  on account of there being- so many  speakers to be brief as he would have  liked to have gone into the past record  and the future prospects of the Provln-  cialJParty. As it was he could only���  ns his allotted' time had expired���remind those present that he hod been  before them for ten years; thit the  electors, while indulgent with him, had  approved his conduct and had sent him  back every time, and he asked them to  do so again next Saturday.    (Chers.)  Mr. Ralph Smith-was then called upon to answer the question: "Is It a fact  that, you .opposed the Introduction of  the Eight-Hour Law,,,when brought  into Committee In 1898?"  His reply was that there was no opposition to 'the Eight-Hour Law either  Allison's.Studio, '/. 'dost, cabinets  !���'. Kmiiierson, box of cigars ���  Hon.  Joseph   Martin   P.. C. Market Co.. R. of a '....,..  Dr. Tunstall   Cross & Mc-N'eik   Colombo" Tea Co., value   Dr?. AVIIson & Boyle ............  II. J.,.Palmer ........ ���.   Millar & Co., cyclcry, .1 bell '.-   Miller. & Co.. 1 pr com. pedals ..  Williams' Cyclery, |)r inner tubes  D. M...& Co.   Kendall's Cyclery, saddle   ,T. W. L ,......-   T. V. Griilin &��� Co. ................  F. R. .Stewart ��t Co-..-   II.  Tingley   Ked Cross Brewery   Ked Cross,Brewery, value   .Smith Bros., spring mlittrass   Chas.  Dash'W.iy   T. A. Mills ..........    Dr. Richardson   D. K. -Macdonell ..!*..';*"...   Wilson.& Senkler. ..;.. ..; ..  Thomson Stationery Co.,.prize   Mr. Cane   Storey's Saddlery, hand bag   Turner, Beeton & Co., B. C   II. W. IS.' '.".  Royal City Mills   W.  Kent, value  .  Atkins it Johnston  ...... .   S. A. Wagg   \v: Tleljen      Schmidt & De Win,. B. C ,  T.  Barnwell   Sun Ban, tobacco jar and 1 pen .  K. If..Heaps ...:......,   J-l inlson's Bay Co.  ......;..........  ���MeClary Co., blue Ihune c o. stove  W. II. M'alkin & Co., value .......  S. Thompson. .Y   A.. L.:Larwill '.. ......  Kent & ������Mnj-nus-   Weeks & Robso'n, 1. ham .'.  Dr.McKechnle    Foster's Pit-Reform, ran. vest ...  TJieJ-Sj)a,.-boX-chocoliit&sJ^.._L..,.,.,.,,,:,  .2 50  . 5 00  . 2 00  . 5 on  . *iOO  . 3 00  , 5 00  . ���> 00  . 1. 50  I! 50  ���1 00  2 00  A 00  . 1 00  :���,' 00  ;i co  1 00  5 00  '."' 00  :i so  2 00  *> 00  50  2 00  r, oo  :: oo  2 oo  ;i oo  i oo  2 50  i oo  i oo  i oo  2 00  :i oo  5 oo  1 50  T (��  5 00  n so  " 00  2 00  1 00  "i 00  . 2 00  .,'5 00  :..,3i50,  . 5 CO  . 5 00  . 1 00  ; 1 00  . 1 00  . 2 50  .-1 oo  . l oo  . i oo  . i oo  . 5 CO  . '.' 00  . 2 (Ml  , 5 00  of 1 *.  IS. Marpole, .End.. ..V;   It. T. Rogers .'.   Aid. Shaw   Friend   II.  M. H.   A. A. Langley ���   Norman McLean  .,   W. J. MeOulg.in   II. M. B. & !���;. H. II   A.  C.  Brydope-Jack   .1. Oben. cake   .1. T. Abr.ty   ,1. Il.'tfch, copper ketllc ...,   Capt. Tallow    Bank of U. X. A. should read K.  C.  riiOlWLVMMl':. I'ART I.  ILVNNIB'S HAND.  All events   are   confined ��� to nniKiteurs  only. No conipi-iltor will lw nlluwed 10 win  more tliiin  three prizes.  Children's Race'*.  1. Boys under seven, 50 yards flul���Isi  prize, value ift.'iO: 2nd prize, value *2: .'li'il  prize, value Jl; 'th prize, value, $1.  2. Girls under seven, 50 yards flu I���1st  prize, box of candy value ,'l:2: 2ml prize,  fancy box; llitl prize, box of candy, value  3: Ith'prize, vnliie 50e.  II. Boys, under, ten. 75 yards flat���1st  prize, 2 1-2 jarils of cloth, value ��a: 2ml  prize, value J2.50; 3rd prize, value SI.50:  ���Itli prize, value ���fl.00.  4. Girls under ten. 75 yards flat���IM  prize, contributed by J. w. Morrow: 2ml  prize, pair of sllppcts: ,'lrd prize, bon bon  dish, value ?1| -1th prize, value fl.  .">. Boys under fourteen. 100 jarils flutist prize, value $3: 2nd prize, value f2; 3rd  prize, value (3; 4th prize, value ��.  li. Girls under fourteen, 100 yards flutist prize, dry goods, value $3: 2nd prlzr,  fancy parasol, value 52.50; 3rd prize, ���picture,  value $1.50; 4th prize, value $1.2f>.  ".   Sack race for boys and girls, SOjards,  girls to have 10 yards start���1st prize, umbrella.; 2ml prize, sack rolled oats; 3rd  prize,, value {1; 4th prize, value 50c.  ��. Grand bun raxing* contest for boys-  Prize,, pair of shoes, value J2.50; Consolation handicap rn'co for boys and girls.  Ten prizes will he given. Total value ?20.  3. Put men's race'open to nmatuurs, 200  lbs. and .over, mirror value, to; 2nd prize,  oak t.-ilMo. value (A. \ ���  '     '    PART I r. ,  Baseball mutch. Vancouver versus New  Westminster���Prizes, cigars.  10. Quarler-nilie race, confined lo firemen���1st prize, cloth for ipnirts. value .*5;  2nd prize, lunt,. value $.'); 3rd-prize, value  *2.M.  11. Quarter-mile race,'confined to policemen���1st prize, goods $5; 2nd prize, pair  of shoes, value 13: 3rd prize, value $2.50.  12. .Married ladies' race, 100 yards���l*t  prize, silk mnihrclln. value $**>; 2nd prize,  goods, value KS.50; 3rd prize, goods, value  S2.50.  -33. 100 yards amateur���1st prize, goods,  value $0.50; 2ml prize, knife, value $2.25.  11. 200 yards amateur���1st: prize, dress-  ing ease.'value **i,' 2nd prize, pair ot shoes,  value J2-50. .  15. Quarter-mile amateur���1st prize,  ���foods'value $5; 2nd 'prize, pair of shoes,  value J-'!.  ���PART 111.  Special prize���S5 gold piece for the largest family at. the picnic, iloiiuiled by -Mr.  J. J.  Hfintield.  IS. 100 yards ladies' race���1st prize goods,  value Ki;,2ml prize, ladies' umbrella, viUuo.  *���'!; 3rd prize, box of chocolates, value  ?2.r.0.-  17. too yards hurdle  prize, views of C. P.  prize Koods. value $1.  IS.   100 yards  Indies'  skirts only���1st   prize.  2nd puize. pair ol* slippers  prize,  value S2.50.  11*. 100 yards' confined to employees under two years in service���1st prize, pair  of i-arvt'rs; 2nd prize, goods J2.50; 3rd  prize, value $2. ., '.  20. loo yards, co-nflnwl to employees over  two and tinder four years in service, 1st  prize, pair of shoes: 2nd prlzo, goods $2.50;  3rd -prize, value, $2.50.  21; 100 yards confined.to employees over  fcur years In service���1st prize, cloth for  inuiits;��� 2nd   prize,   hat;   3rd   prize,   value  race fimateur  It.,  vnliie iff;  -1st  2nd  egg nice, long  parasol, value S>:  value $2..">0; 3rd  22. Pat men"s race, confined to employees, 200 lbs and over���1st prize, lamp;.2nd  prize, hat.  23. 100 yards, 3 legged race, confined fo  Street Railway men, firemen, and policemen���1st prize. 2 pairs of shoes; 2nd prize,,  razor and pair of clippers.  PART IV. '  Grand I'tig-ol'-war. Vancouver leanislers  vs.   Vancouver   fir.imen.���Prize,   cigars..  finest  baby,, phonograph, value $10.  Cou-  Irlbutcd by XV. Boult.  30.   Throwing   the   ball,   for   ladies���tst  prize gioods,. value S2.50; 2nd prize, picture-,  value ��2.  37.   too yards dash, confined   to   employ- '  ecs over 50 'years of age���1st prize, val-uo  1*5:. 2nd prize,, value J,'!.75.  3S.- 100 yard*. 3  legged  nice,     open���X  prizes, value S3..50 each.  -: 33.   KM yards race,-confined to the com-  'irllfee���1st prize, goods contributed by G.  E.  Trorey; 2nd. prize,  goods contributed!  1)y Johnston ,fc Kenfoot; .'n*d .prize, goods-  cuiuriiiti'ted  by  W;.B.   Saunders.    :  PART VII..  ';. Bicycle Races.. ���    '  ���������W.   Quarter-mile   race   for  boys   under  I3 years of ngi���1st prize, hai, value K;  2nd prize,.value f'2.50; 3rd prize, valuo IS;-..  4th prize,, value tl.".  41; Qufii-ter-inile race for. girls, under  13 years of axe���1st prize," an-dnh ya.liie'  $6:,2nd pri2i-,.parasol, value il; 3rd pi-iz<.%.  umbrella,.value *2; 4th prize-box of candy,  value S.ti.  42. Quart'ir-mile race open to amateur-r.  ���1st   prize,   goods,   value   $5;   2nd   prize,  goods,  value'*;!', 3rd   prize,  goods,  value*  -2.'0.    -- .������������.'..  43. ILilf-mile race, confined fo Streat  Railw:iy men. firemen' and policemen���.  1st prize,.di'twlng set,''value ijf,; 2nd prlzir,  goixls for fancy vest, value il; 3rd prize.  1.-2   doz.   cabinets,   valtlt)   $2.50.  14. One niilc race, open to amateurs���  1st prizo,. value $5; 2nd prize, watch,  chain, value ji; 3rd jirize, 1-2 doz. cabinets,  value *2.;V),  PART   VIII.  Dancing  in. the  evening���Prize  for tha  best  lady 'an-* gentleman  waltzors, cuke.   *  value K. -  -' , . OBlecrs of the Day.  'II. Senkler���Master ot ceremonies andL  referee. : .  A. Ross���Manager of sports and starter..'.'  D. C. llari'isun���Stwretaiy of sports and.  Judge. ���.  K. A. Snjiler���Time-keeper.  l'rincc  Perry���Ofllcial measurer.     "  G. Lenfeslj���Ofllcial measurer,   '    "  G. Beach���Beeroglaipher, :  Cominititef���'Prince Perry (chairman), *��. -v.  A.  Snyder (Sec-Treas.). D. C. Harrison..  A.;, Ross, ��� G.. I.enftvsly,   H.   Thomas.   G..���  Beach,: J.  Rai'tou.   ;  RANNIK'S BA'ND.  'liot7*n5pen   to  $1; 2nd prize  open   to  n'd prize.  ���24.=ruttfng-=l he"=lii^lbf  ninafetirs���1st prize, volm  goods, value $2.50. ,  25. Putting the. 50 Ih. shot  amateurs���1st prize; value $1;  value $.1.  2ii. Putting the 5(1 lb. shot,-confined to  policemen and firemen���1st prize,, fancy  vest, value $5; 2nd prize, spring mattress,  value J3.50.  27. ilitting the 10 Ih. shot, eoiiflneil' to  Strut lt-illway men���1st prize, Phie. value  J"!; 2nd orize. hat, value $3.  2,v. I'uulng Die,50 lb. shot, confined to  Street Hallway men���1st prize, contributed  by T,   Ilariiwell; 2nd  prize, value'".'!.  21��. Throwing tlie heavy hati-iucr, <��pen  to .���iniuteui'S���1st prize, goods value H: 2mi  prize,  1-2 diiz., caliiui'-ts,   vnliie ,$2.i*>ij.  30. Throwing Ihe light hammer, open  to amateurs���1st prize, 1-2 ton-of coal,  value $3.50; 2nd prize, value $2.50.  , PART V.     .  FpotliiU' mulch Street Rullway men vs.  fireinen and pollcrmu'ii��� Prizes, cigars.  31. Hiunnlng liiah Jump, open lo amateurs���1st prize, value $3; 2nd prize, ham,  value,$3.  32. Standing high Jump, open to nma-  leurs���1st prize, pair of shoes, value $3:  2nd prize, value 12. '  :��. High kick, confined to Stniet Railway men���1st prize, goods coii'iibuted  bv l">rke & ISwins; 2nd prize, hat value,  ��3. :     .:���'���-,::-  31. Running hop, step and jump, open  to arna-teurs���lsi prize, value $3; 2nd prize,  riast bcof. value $2..  33. Qtmnding hop, st��) and jump, opem  lo 'amateurs���1st prize, value $3.50; 2nd  pilze, value $2,  100 yards race,'.confined .to employees  of Now'Westminster Division���1st prlao,  watch chain, value $4; 2nd prize, rajtor,  valuo $150.  PART-VL, '���'.'.'  Giiind baby show for babies under 1  year old. Judges, Messrs.. J. Tiuntzen,  Jas, Webster, Dr. Carroll���Prize for the  FAIRVIEW IN LINE, v % .  The meeting heldi over at Fairview  on Tuesday evening by the Independent  Labor Party was in every respect a. ,  great success. It took place in tha  open air. Among those who spoke.were  the candidates/Joseph Dixon and Fran.*  cis-Wtmamsf^besides^Pr^Hr^^  Harry Cowan, J. H. Browne and others.  The standard-bearers of the.party explained their platform and policy to the  general satisfaction and met with ringing cheers. The others who addressed*  the large and enthusiastic audience did*,  themselves proud, and urged that n<��.  stone be left unturned to secure victory on election day. Fairview is almost solid for tlie Labor nominees.  FOR A  of any description on.  M('tnl, Wood, Stone or  Call on us.  EGN WORKS)  - -.ill Ijomer Street, Vancouver,'-  Tiio-i.Siuiii',:Miiniigcr.';��� '���-.,,���' :'..���.'���������'  Ouriniitloi' lionest price's nnd-promptness;"':-  Mim  Second to None,   tadlet^and Gents'. Clotli-;.  ing' Cleaned, Dyed nnd Repalr��f.\Suits.  Rerovotod from ;     ' -������  CORDOVA STHEET EAST'    ''���'':'/���'. ���,��*iw-*.i��*u*ri.iif'..  C  THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY..- ��.��� ,. ,�� ��.JUNE 9, 1900  :.; I  The rate for classified advertisements is  one cent a word, but no ad. will be inserted for loss Mian 25 cents.  Union Directory.  "VANCOlJVBU TRAD15S AND LABOR  Council. President, Jus. Dixon; vice-  ipresldeiit, J. H. Watson: secretary, J.  C. Marshall, P. O. box 150; ilnauclal sec-  TPtary, P. Williams; treasurer, O. It.  Monck; statistician, -XV. -MacLnln; ser-  Kcant-nt-'irms, W. Davis. Pai'llanientaiy  con mlttee���Chnlriiinn, John l'earey; secretary. J. Morton. Meetlag-Pirst and  third Friday iu each mnnlli, at T.30 p. m���  in Union hall, corner Dunsumiir and  Hrmer streets.  VriiUI'''' HAll.'V.YV MI'J.WS UNION--  Meels second and I'.Hiilh Katurday of  f.ieli iiuiiith. in Sutherland Hull, corner  "VVesl-nlnstcr avenue and Hastings Street  (its p. in, President. .1. Hal-Inn: vlcc-presi-  ��ient, K A. Snyder: secretary, II. O.  Thomas; treasurer. J. Jeiikmsmi; condue-  tnr, A. ltoss; warden, A. Uussellj sentinel,  11. Lenl'estv; delegates to Trades and Labor council': John Pearey. .1. Barton, P..  ���Hrmit. A. CI. Perry, J. W. P-.ixnian.  Jll.-'I'All,' (M.KKKS*     INTK1* NATH i.VA I,  PKileetlve'Assiii-iiiil.in.   I.'"-:>I   N"   -���'���'-  Tl'l'esident. <1.   H.   Kil-r.iiifMir-1   virepl.-si-  deiit.   .1.    It.   JacKsiin:   s >.n I. \ u-i-W'-j  .Itut, .1. Murray: i.-e.ii.ling -i-en-iary. \\ .  ;i nrr. 317 Harris t-treei: Imannfl. Mr.  .1 white; mud-.-. P. A. Meagh-.-r; guard,  1, I'arenl; tiv.i-'*-' r. I >. Mcl.c.tir. uriev-'  .|,,i,u I'.'leis. 'P. A.   I'bll-i  A YOl'XCi  I-il'K I0NDKD.  l'sirliculiirly sad was the death we have  tn I'hnuiiele uf a young lady highly esteemed by all who knew her in the eily.  M;ss Hella Seutt 'pa.--sed away on Sunday  night lasl at the home of her parents.  Mr. and Mrs. James 'Scott. Till Seymour  Street, fi-i.m that dread disease, ciuisuiiip-  lli'ii. ill the age ul' IS, llie funeral taking  ���place mi Tuesday al 2.30 oVIock from  llie family residence, tile service for tl"'  relatives and friends, as well as that at  llie grave, being couiliieleil by Rev. L.  Noi'.in.in Tinker, ml"'' M' Christ church,  and were of a specially snleiim and iiu-  I'l'esslve charm li r. The pall-bearers wen;  Alex. Mctjiiarri.'. |Id' .Mi-ijuarrie, Pled .*.!<������  K'ee, \V. <!. It.isn', Kit K'.cir and Italph  Hutihi-s. The flora! Irllniio, wlilch" cini-  l-lel.'ly enveriil the e.i.di.l. leslifed In a  sirikitig aianiier tn tin- esiet'in In which  the youthful ilt.id was held by all who  knew her and .sorrow felt that so bright  a life hud been em off in lis prime. Those  vho sent flowers were: Mr. Monro, ei-es-  n'lit: Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Sinrili. sickle;  MIjs oilie Smith, wrt'-aih; Alfred Spear,  hearl ��� Mr. and Mrs, l.'bas.- Crass, cross;  Mi.-s l.,.y|ie. linui|Ui-i; Mrs. Moieucy. bou-'  i|il'.'l; Ml^s Ibrtlude Spear, laurel; I'lddic  S| c.U', bt>,li|Uel-; W. ��!. Itnss and I'. ('.  I.a-hinar. "ani-hoi���;   Mr.   aii'l, Mis.   Leslie,   lipid:  Miss .\,.i:ie  Wal-li.'Iiouii'.let; Mr.  .in.l Mrs. I!. 1'. Hughes, cross: Mrs. \V.  H. l.'uaim. wr.alh: Miss M, -.jituiiu. cross:  'Will M. r.uint.. aiii'h'oi: Mrs. Fulton and  I'liiiiliiu, laurel: i'.tlph sii'V'.-ns. wr.'.'ith;  M.ss K.'Heallie and Miss !���:. i.Vntre, lalir-  1,  l'r.   Itojier and  I'ainlly,  stal".  -Mr.  :ifc<  Patronize home Industry by smoking  "Kurtz's Own," "Kurtz's Pioneers," or  "Spanish Blossoms" cigars. They are  union made and the best cigars In the  market.  When you want to hire a llrst-class  horse and buggy, go to tlie Palace  livery stables.   Telephone 125.  Telephone 1���2���5 for a line livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace livery  stables.  The imperial .Photo Studio has Just  received a"large" line of the latest  photo mounts, and Is prepared to suit  all customers at reasonable prices,  i.'iill and see their new display of samples. Corner Carrall and Cordova  Streets.  ^^^���^���<��-#"*$'&���$''��'���$��������&  WHOSE $  CLOTHES ARE     ��  YOU WEARING?!  IF you'i'o wear- ^  ins;'Clements' ^  Made you'vc'goi the <$  best obtainable  &  Warm woatlier Is upon us. Now  Is the time to look out for a llrst-class  baker, who makes good and wholesome bread. The . Superior Bakery  fills the bill completely. Kreo, delivery  In any part of the city. Tel. 100. Deck-  on & Teliae.'proprietors, corner Dut'-  erln and Fifth avenue.  an.'c eoimnill.e. Joiin Peters. .. A. i mi- I Ml> .M,.(;Mlai'rie, aial familv cross; I''. A.  lips. I'l. K. C. Johnson: Ira.les Mud l-nl'iu jieKlee. wrealh: Mrs. I'urrv. hi.ll.piet red  <oiiihi1  .1,-legale-,  .iolin   l"l'.'i--.   !���.-    ''  ' ' ! ji.���-es; Johnnie and ��� J lut lie Hughes,  lu.u-  .loliiison, \: A. Meanlnr: riiiauee .���oinnill-  4ec I'. A. Meaglie:-.' I'l. A. 'I'.-etzi-l. Meeting even-firsi'and Hili'.i Tuesday in the  u.'mili. in Siilhc'vl.ind-s hall. Wtsfinlnsier  rti't'iiiio.  To Let.  TCI  Ll'lT-CLl'.'AN,   WKI.b   I'TIINISII KH  i-.ioin.-. for liglil li-'tiscUc.'l'ing; sidles of  fivu.'s' and .*������ per "liuntll. Apply  reoui  Hi,  IS   k'.'i'rer 'Strct. .:���  TO LI'*T���ROOMS FOR I.KSIIT HOl'SK-  ��� Js'1'Mvl'INi.l; well furnislieil and clean,  suites of two rooms $1 and sS per liloiith.  Apply room 10, 220 Keoi'tr Street.  TO       lfi'-.-NT���I.ARCili        STORK-WITII  dwelling  and   stabling   In   rear.   No. '''Ill  ���Westminster avenue, oppo.-ile .Street Car  Sheds. Apply tIei).,Wagg,Water street.  Real Estate.  ''.R13AL KSTATI'* SNAPS.  LOT ON     TIIIItiM'lRNTII      AVISNlTB-  Near Manitoba���only JMO; this is a bar-  (jain, T, M'at'liews.   n; Hastings Sticet.  L()T  ON   Ml'Vl.VILl.l.;  STKEKT-NHAl:  Bute, :j:; feet:  nice situation; only ^ITj.  T.   .Mathews,  -117   Hastings   Street'.  3 ID US 13 AND LOT O.N TKNTII AVK-  NUl'l, Mount Pieviir.ini. near W'estinin-  f;ter Avenue, 7 rooms; in good condition;  price "fl.0;0. T. MaLliews. 117 Hastings  riti'cel.      "     .  KEH' HOHSl*. AND COK-NKIt LOT ON  Ninth Avenue, with modern convenieu.  ces.   Price   jsLISO;   terms   to   arrange.   T.  Mathews, Mastings Street.  NICK   LOT   ON   1-IAl'IWOOD   STI1FET,  near 'i'hxirlow, 2.1 ft.; fine view of l-lng-  lish Bay. Price JjJO. T. Mathews, 117 Hastings Street. ���  LOT ON SEVENTH AVENt'I'l, .MOL'.NT  Pleasant,   near car   line.   Only $i2D.   T.  JMathcws, -117 Hastings Street.  HOUSE AND LOT ON HOJIER STRE10T  . near Smj-the; six moms and .bath. Only  H,350. These buys aro worth looking up.  T.   Mathews,  417  Hastings   Street.  :J'-Olt   SAL I'l  ON  KASV      TERMS-! IAR-  U'OOD street, near Itul'e'; lot :3xi:B: facing English Bay; nneview: price ,<17."i. A.  R. Waiterfall,   .Molson'.>   Hank     buililing,  iSo;. aiour street   c-inrancc.   'Phone .Sl'i.  PEXDRELL STRHKT���FIRST CLASS  nuir-eilow. with excellent' basement and  rill modern conveniences; lot ;l:txi:!2:  llenllhioM site in city; price jl.'.CO. A. H.  AVaierfall, Molsoa's hank build ing., Seymour street entraiii'i-.  'l-hune SI'i.  3il( ilJSON STREET���Ft'Nl'.ST LOT. Illixla.'  iiverlooking inlet, one block from two  car Hues at a sacrifice. A. It. Waterfall,  ���Akilson's bank building,' Seymour street  c.'iHraiiee.   'Phone Slti.  Help Wanted.  MEN WANTED-.FOR WHITE PASS &���  Yukon Railway���2.000 roekiuen. wages  ffn.'lO; board'$1 per day; also men for station work, a.t highest rales. Apply A. C.  Itoss,  -12',  Cordova street.  pn't, roses nnd carnations; Mrs. Austin,  lioiniuct; Mr. and .Mrs. C. Clark, wn-alh:  flrrnicn. No. 2'.I lull. Mnltcs cross; Thus.  Hunter and Airs. S. Simpson, crown: Mr.  and Mrs. A. Itr.iusaka, laurel: Mrs.  Urown. boii'iiat; Mrs. Anderson and Mrs.  I.lpselt, laurel: Mrs. I'.vtitl. laurel; Mrs.  Flcrus, biui(pii-t: Mr. and Mrs. .las. Jones,  laurel; it. J. Bond. Summer O'Hrie'n.'T.  Tliursinn. wreath: Mr and .Mrs. Thatcher;  laurel; Mrs. .1. While, laurel of carna-  ii. us: Miss Tliompson. Itomiuet oi* roses;  Mrs. L. K. Craves, boiuniut red roses; Mr.  and .Mrs. j. Hughes, bouquet roses: Miss  Nina Johnston, !,,,liquet; Mr. and Mrs.  Eg.-ui, wrealh; Joe .McKealiiig, wrenlli:  Mrs. Clothard.. and Miss Daisy floihard.  crcs'-eiii; Mrs. Thomas, wretuli: ^liss II.  Fox. bouquet while roses; Mrs. Faulkner,  wtenth.  A small ml. in Tlie ladepiindent, under-the heading "Help Wanted." was  ri'spomiiHi m by li applit'iiuts.  Election Card  Vote f or���=-���>  Clias. Wilson, ().(:.. Uliiyor  J.F.0anl(% Ah!. AV. II.  Wood, 11.0; Tallow.  Lili.-CoHSon'iilivi1 .Caiijlidiii.es  \T>TE i'-Olt DIXON' AND, WILLIAMS. 'LN'DKPKMii-l-V"' .LAi:<"'K  CANDIDATES.'  . All the new style--  nt JMA.\L-i''ArTi'i;ivU.s'  Piih'KS. froni $2.50  up. St'iul for uiita-  logut' of pliotouTapic-  .supplies.  BAILEY B.RO&. CO., Ltd.  ,     HOOKS, STATIONKltV, 1'IIOTO st'I'l'I.IF.S, HTC,  i:;s CordoviiSireet      -     -      Vtineouvei', II. t\  The Artizan and       0  Workingman Needs  Good Drugs  ill? Medicines  Coinl loilet Articles.   Wc Sell llieni.  NELSON'S DRUG STORES  1011 Cordovii IStreet. Cor. Abbot!,  Sill (irmivlllu .Street, Cor. ltobson.  gM~ Print?ns your ]'i:ksckiitiqxs.  You've got llie pliiper cloth, the  colTCcl .-tvle. ii ln'M'ect lit, uud  tiliide bv IXI'llill'MOS MfCIIAMCS.  liiiveyou seen our CL'ifi RA  miige iilSuillngs hi OJJVF.vJU  If you Imvi'ii't'you tire inissing  n clliltlcc loeeoliotulze. They're  elieil]i lieetnlseof tlielr real good-  ness. If i| eollli's (rum CLIMIMS  ils correct.  GEO. CLEMENTS |  439 Granville Street \\   ���  .MERCHANT  .TAILOR  seeeososggeggggggggggggggggoeggge^  3CCC**OCCC  ^53^THE  Chas. Woodward Co.,  FOI:MKI'.I.V C. WOOmVAllD.  LIMITED^  .SATURDAYS'S SPBGIACS.  LurRc size Summer blanket  children's Straw Hats all rciluc  3 1-2 yards Ions, Colbert edited  'I*upestry Carpel, four different  A number of those ?5.00 suit  of Christy's Hats in hard felt a  fja.iil): regular price SC'.M.  We.carry a full line of Cr  Jirlecs. Tcapols 10c, 15c, i"ic for  Lacrosse Sticks, Men's Lall  $2.00, tf2.50 tu {.I.CO. Croquet Sots  only a few. Flaws 10c a dozen u  CHOCOLATl'-S.-On Friday a  lish Chocolale Creams, dono up  *15c.  In white or grey !H)c pair. Ladies' nnd  ill. Lace Curtains at fl.2.'i, worth $1.75;  don't-miss eeclng" tliem. "ii'il yards of ~jc  iraflerns to choose from. SSfyunl.  s in serges and tweeds. Special purchu.se  lid Fedora; Friday and Saturday's pdeo  oclv'ery.   Jugs  10c,   15c,   20c    and    higher  heeler ones.  y's.  $1,***  to  clear.  I-laiiunucks .30c, i>l.W,  $1.2.-, aud J2.00. Tennis Nets cheap to clear  p, \Vull Paper, full line,, low prices,  no: Saturday we will sell Iiuclianan's Enp-  ln half and one pound boxes at 20c and  Mail Orders Solicited.  Cor. Westminister Ave. and Harris St.'  Book��f  School Book��.  '0.-; C.  60S;i1adting�� St.  YOU SHOLILD VOTE  F. Carter-Cotton  "Vancouver's Most        ^  T'asliionablc Tailor     ���  A. M8JKRAY,  442"~^>   Westminster Ave.  Street Railway Men's  "Piciiicanc'l. Sports  June 13, 1900  AT  QUEEN'S PARK.  NEW  WESTMINSTER.  Foot races of every description, hammer throwing, putting the- shot, Indies'  ���races, lacrosse, baseball and football  matches: a five-dollar gold piece will  ���be given to the largest family at the  I'icnic.  Faro .for the round trip. Including  ndmlssion to the grounds, GO cents.  Committee���P. Perry (chairman), K.  A. Snyder (secretary), D. C. Harrison,  A. Itoss, H. Thomas, CI. Lenfesty, G  Bench, ,1.  Burton.  AS  YOUR REPRESENTATIVE,  ON SA TURD A Y, JUNE 9th, 1900,  for ten years lie lias fought and won your battles in the Provincial Legislature.  Because.many Vancouver* Liberals, Conservatives and Independents, as in tlie past*  are his .present supporters.  Because he makes no preposterous pro-election catch-vote promises. <:  Because lie worked faithfully in the past and we believe will again for your interests  and the best interest of the Province generally.  Because he has done his best and we believe will again to foster anddevelop the  trade and resources of the Province.  Because by so doing he is a trii** friend of the merchant and workingman alike.  Because as an employer of labor lie has always paid full Union Wages.  Teach  Your (.'hililruu music-! Tfu-re  is pleasure nmlprniil in It, Thu  hc-rU Canadian ami Kngli.sh  Piaiios,  t'no best Cnnaiilati Orj����n.��i; Hes-  hon '-lM-oKitype" \\\\\w\ Jpstru-  meiits; and thu best in all  Musical Goods  All at KK.ST prii-es niul (onus at  Boult's Music Store-  Sill (Jnmville StiTOt, o|.|i. P. ().  % Cleveland and  ���       Tribune  ���  ICljC  CCCGCOCCCO  | Wm. RALPH, 'tt^Kfw.  ^ "'��� <&  ������'���������������'���������������.���������������������������������������������������������������  HHUI HUB. ���:  soy-sis HDsiinQssireei. SHFLTON 8 CO., Furniture Deolers, Etc  CITY WOOD Y A RD  '"Oil ALL KINDS Ol'  :: Stove wood :  ���e  IIAI'UI.S STKEET WIIAHK.   TJ-I,. lift*..  It. RII^ISV, . . . J3r���p.  SMOKE KURTZ'6 UNION-ArADE  CIGAJ1S.  It you want a really good cigar, call  for one of Kurtz & Co.'s leading brands.  "Kurtz's Own," "Kurtz's Pioneers,"  and "Spanish Blossoms" are their best  brands; Ask for them and take no substitute. The above brands are made  of the best Imported Havana, and by  Because lic'is" dpposedTo' Mongolian iinniigra'tiblfi, and will support all coiistituiional  methods of suppressing it.'  Because as a Minister of the Crown he gave all hi* time faithfully to the positions of  Finance Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Lands and Works, and  labored for the interests of the Province as a unit to retain public lands which  are ours by right.  Because he did the work ofthe two portfolios, and thus saved the Province a  Minister's salary.  Because during the tenure of oflice by the Semlin Government, of which he was  Finance Minister, the credit of the J'rovince Avas greatly improved.  Because he was instrumental in abolishing the abominable Mortgage Tax.  Because he believes in a fair day's pay for a fair day's work on all Government work,  and practices personally what he preaches.  Because he is in favor of the eight-hour day wherever practicable.  We, therefore, have much pleasure, on his past  record, oflsoliciting your vote and interest.  Civil Service Candidates  Attention;  If you wish to pass nt the. (Mini I tig* examination, you should bet; in now.'Although,vve have  imt ns yet hud n failure, wo cmiiiot Vimch you  Miecessfully if you eoiiiiiieiuvu loo lute. TIIK  II. It. A. VOGKI- COMMIiltCLM/COLLKOK. P.  O. liox IS17.  Cluhb& Stewart  Is the plneo to purchase your line fur  i.shingsiiml clothing.   The lutest ���  styles iu  W.T. FARRELL,  J��nipU>>*i"i"iciit. (unci   Oerieivit A-wc-Mit,  Iical l'-Httite r.inct In��urance Broker  Architcetuftl   I'lftiis'. nml   Per*-pectivca :  ���   Prepared. -  l-'nrm and Timber Lands, Hiisinoss nnd Residential City Property for {.-ule. Special attention given to isemiiK ami renting house and  store property; rents collected; experienced  valuator.  lioom 7, ThnmpHon-Oule VJIoclc,  519 Hastings St., Vancouver  | INION-MADE BREA D  **���'.��� FOR THE I'EOl'I.K...  - WnRoiis will rail nt iinvTpurt of.tlie i.'ity;  f)n>m]il iitleutlon anil eivllitv nt nil tinuw; {,'iv  us ii niul uml licsnllslicil.  SUPERIOR   BAICISRV,  DJiCKEUT & TI15TZE       -     -       I'roprielors  Corner Duftcriu nntl i**iXtli Avenue.   Telephone 709.  PROV. PARTY COMMITTEE.  ��|)icer Shingle Mill  Co., Ltd.  Foi' Summer Fuel nnd Kindling Wood.  Suitulilu 1'or Cooking Stove, Air  right lleiitcr  or (Iriite.  $1.50 Per Load  Hi- fui Hie Clieiipest, mill In every iviiy the most  Mitbi'iieioryfuulln the jiuul.el.  SPICER SHINGLE MILL COMPANY, Limited,  North End Ciimble Street llrlilu.e  TISKISI'l-IONIi JOO.  :HATS=  Are now on exhibition at our store,  160 Cordova St.  TEL. 702. Y  Quann Bhos.,    -   -    Props.:''  *     Seymour Streect,  The First Labor Paper pub-  ��lishe(l in the interest of ���'-. -'.'  "��"laVM^a:ntl~"W'e=ff^  ��Store to serve the public .  ��The Cheapest heading  �� in Vancouver-    r~*=^  You Bring Back Two Old Novels and .  Take One of our New Ones.  GALLOWAY'S..  139 Hustings and.  "I'l Arcade  A. J. PROULX,  NEW**  HAT  IVc hnve just received the lnrgcst  nml best nloi'k ot Si'iiINu Hats Me  hnve ever offereil In Vimcouver.  They nre slyllsh nnd chirablu.  U. ROBERTSON,  20 CORDOVA STKEET.  Inventor ol flie  lux" safely wmsr-Pipe Boilers;  Ami Now Slenni TlinwinB Drills for Klondike:   , 'i  Miner!,.   UiiMiml Stenin-llltcr, Cotitriietoi, ete.    U  Oflice nml Woiks,.>:if Jlowe street, Vnneunver,  11. C, next poM-olllee.  KILL n Hit WK  D. DAY, Proprietor.  Dyeing, Clcunlng, Pressing, Ucpnlrlng, Elc.  Office:  SX Pender Street.  Works: l03->-  I'ciulcrStrcct, VASCOUVEU, I), C.  w>


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items