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 ����� nil m\ii,irniUMti.-��t ���fij-jii ir rtaaa ,_���-_iar_M  ^ 0  f*~'   ���  4>  I  4  (\  i\EWVOi:KI,IFEI\Nll!,\:\(i;i'i)  The oldest anil largest Interim-  tioual com puny in Hie world.  Supervised by si gdveinuicms.  Fred Cockburn - District Mgr.  Fuck HCqck, Vancowkk.  OTTAWA FIRE ISSUANCE CO,,  ' Authorized Capital - ��l,M0,0O0  Subscribed Capital - - 1,300,000  tiovernment Deposit -        81,000  H. J. Moorhouse,  General Agent for II. C. and Alberta.  SO and 31 Flack Block, Vancouver.  VOL. 2.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1901.  NO. 21.  Make, thu limn wlio wild you a  clothes show his credentials.  suit of  Tin- Tailors' Union unci their friends  enjoyed ii very pleasant social unci dance  Thursday evening    '"    "    ' "'*"' "  presided.  President' Williams  In u decision in a Cook county court  tlio right of unions to declare n lirm un-  fnir wan upheld. Judge Tulcy gave the  decision. Non-union firms do not like  it���hut, then, they can get on thi' fair  li-t.  BLACKSMITHS'  UNION.  The Organization Is Growing-A Successful Meet-  tag���Justice to employer and Employed.  The International Pirothcrhood of  Blacksmiths' Union, Xo. 151. met iii thu  Trades and Labor hall, Homer street,  the other evening. The blacksmiths of  tho city believe iu union for thu preservation of their rights, and with such an  object in view their meetings are well attended.  Mr. Williamson appeared on behalf of  Tin: iNOKi'iis-DHMT, ami. spoke of its  great benefit to the working classes of  this city. Xo doubt thy union will lie  heard from in a manner worthy the paper's claim.  An "uppeul to organized labor" from  the Weavers' Union, No. 1(_4, Jamestown, N. Y., was read by the. secretary.  It seems that the Hall and Company's  worsted mills of that city is a soulless institution, and deserving of the censure  of every friend of humanity aud justice,  therefore the union donated' the sum of  $5, and pledged itself to use its influence  to stop the Hall and Company's sale of  goods in this city. No doubt other  unions will do likewise. The blacksmiths believe in the principle of exclusive dealing when, necessary, and in  this spirit they expect to help, have  considered the just demands of the.  Textile Workers.  The Blacksmiths' Union is growing  and will always be heard from on behalf  of justice to the employer when its  equivalent is granted to the employee.  Tremendous slaughter  (Groceries   lor one   week,  Grocery.  of   iip-to'-diite  at   the   City  RAILWAY AND TRAFFIC BRIDGE  "ibe Government Should  Build   tho   Line  From  Vancouver to Chllliwaclt.  A iHitition is being circulated by the  Settlers' Association of liritish Columbia asking the Provincial (ioveriiiuent  to construct n railway^'rom  Vancouver  east to Chilliwai'k.   This proposed line  will lie a government-owned affair and  will directly affect the great agricultural  districts   of   Delta,   Surrey,    I.angley,  MatMiui, Sumas and Chilliwack.   lt is  also proposed as soon as possiole to extend the line into the  mining ilislriets  of   Kootenay.   A   railway   and' traffic  bridge will  ho built across the  Fraser  river  at New Westminster.   The petitioners lieliovo that the immediate construction of this public, work is of paramount importance not. only to districts  mentioned nnd the coast cities but also  to the Province at large.   The city council when first spoken to on this matter  promised to endorse tho project, but allowed thu-matter to drop.   The alder-  iiien, however, wo are informed, have  since  signed   the   petition,   but   there  should yet  be alxiut U.OOO more signatures from Vancouver.   The importance  of the work to Vancouver will readily be  seen..  And   whatever  action  is  taken  must bo done quickly, as a deputation  will go to Victoria on tlie 18th  to interview   the Government,   and   urge   the  necessity of this work being undertaken  under   its  auspices.   The Settlers' Association,   a  progressive   body .by the  way, havo taken  up this question  for  various   reasons.   The  settlers   in   the  outlying districts realize  the necessity  for communication with one of the best,  if not the best, markets for agricultural  produce on this continent, namely, Vancouver.   The agricultural lands of the  province nre wild and vacant and   unproductive,   while foreign  and outsidu  produce is imported annually to the extent of ���'",500,000.   This farm product-  can Ix- raised easily in the  valley of the  i'raser.    While the lands of  liritish Co  ..lumbal remain in.the condition cited the  working classes of thu towns and cities  must pay  the duties collected and the  freights charged on the long haul of the  imported   stuff used hy   them.    Il" the  government built the road,, the deputation will point out to it,  through  the  districts named almve the existing order of things  would be changed.   The  vacant laud would soon  become developed and productive, cleared up, settled,  while a very large proportion of the big  amount of money now being sent away  would remain in the province  to assist  in promoting and developing other in-  dnstries, more of which is greatly needed.' The   words "hard   times"   should  not   bu   known  in  this fine   province,  for    ihey     imply     shiftlessnci-s     and  meanness of the. people.    We  have no  excuse for dull  limes, and  the government fhoiild  remember this fad.   .Regarding how the Canadian Pacific' Kail-  way affects the agriculturists of liritish  Columbia it may lie asserted  that that  company owns large tracts of land in  the Northwest  Territories,' and   consequently   is   too    much   interested    in  the development and settlement of those  lands   lo gi\e "settlers rates''  further  west than Calgary.   This is a discrimi  nation   against British   Columbia,  notwithstanding the excellent markets at  the coast cities and  the closu proximity  ofthe lauds to them.   Take for instance  the Fraser   valley from  Hope to Port  Moody or from Mission City to Hunting-  Ion,   whe.re" there are   many thousand  acres  of   most   excellent,   fertile land.  The trains of the C. 1'. It.   pass and repass   each   way   several   times   a   (lay  between these points.   Yet in all  that  distance there is scarcely  any evidence  _<if_ugricultiiral_.developmcnt__rosulting  from the fact that the railway line, has  been iu constant operation for the past  10 to 15 years. That company's interest,  so far as land goes, lies outside of this  province, and consequently get the advantage of the long haul of the products  of its own lands.   Hence  its interests  are diametrically oppose to the developing of the agricultural resources of Uritish Columbia.   The construction of the  line and bridge petitioned for will 'do the  work the C. l\ U. now fails to carry out,  namely, the developing of the agricultural districts.   Then as to the miser  iiblu chartcr-inongering crews who are  making such a noise as to what they  will do since ihe. Settlers' Association  started its petition.   The C.1'. K. does  uot*oppose them particularly, because  it knows very well that if any charters  lire procured from tho government that  the samo aro purohaseable for a few dollars.   Thu'only solution to the problem  as stated iu this article is for the government to take hold'of'it and build the  proposed road. ���,  ���Kobert Macpherson sat for six years  Klectrie ,Sonp, 15 barH'for 26c, at tho as your representative, and fought for  City Grocery. ' I anti-Chinese legislation.  Compare Their Records.  Robert Macpherson Has Stuck Consistently to the Princi  pies He Advocated, While Mr. Garden Has Not���  Macpherson Not the Tool of Corporations.  las. F. Garden has consented to be the . ture of which was milking contracts en  victim in the forthcoming by-election in  the Conservative interests. This gentleman has been very much ln-fore thu public during thu past year. Tor three  years lie was mayor of Vancouver, chiefly because of his amiability. Last June  he was nominated at the Provincial general (.'lections on the Conservative ticket  and, wii�� returned. Al the Dominion  general elections he again came to the  front, seeking more worlds to conquer.  It is through .Mr.' Garden's too great  ambition that the Province is now put to  tho expense of another election.  Mr. Garden's record in the legislature  for one year is before the people, and 'it  is enough to defeat him.  He consistently voted in favor of the  Chinese and .lapanese, as shown by the  records of the house.  He is not possessed of the qualifications oi a competent legislator, from the  fact that lie does not study social questions, as demonstrated by his public  speeches."  He has no will of his own. He can be.  pulled hither iind thither by his disgruntled Tory friends.  The corporation attorneys find a will-'  ing and eager listener in him.  He was a supporter of the Turner gov.  eminent, and is miw a supporter of the  same outfit.  According to a report nf the Trades  and Labor Council".Messrs. Garden and  Tatlow are opposed to principles directly  iu labor's interests.''  Out of !1S divisions last session there  were only li on which Mr. ('anion and  ISalph Smith were on the same side.  tercel into. outside of British Columbia  not binding in the province.  lie endeavored to reserve to the government the right to give running  powers to other lines over roads subsidized hy the government, hut it was  voted down and some of those voting  against it arc members of the present  governme'nt.  Ho also moved that a clause ho inserted in all subsidized roads that if the  government saw fit at any time to purchase the undertaking that the subsidy  he considered as part payment. And  yet siichii reaaonaolo proposal 'did "not  commend itself to some members who  are to-day members of the present government.  In 18M he introduced a bill amending  the Master and Servants Act providing  for the way in which workmen had some  say as to how doctors' dues kept by companion should be disposed of.  The foregoing are but a few of,the  votes recorded by Mr. Macpherson in  the house and thoy iire a sufficient guarantee as to what we. may expect .when  he is again returned to the house.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  A tine team of horses belonging to  the Western Cartage Company run  away last Monday, starting from Granville street, and colliding with a coal  wagon on Anbott street. One of them  broke its neck and had to be shot. The  driver stuck lo his post.  How About Tour Footwear ?  Are you patronizing union'labor 7 A  short time ago it was impossible for to  get a pair of boots with the union stamp  on them. But no such difliculty to-day.  You can buy almost any kind of boot at  Campbell's Shoe Store, with the union  stamp on them, every pair guaranteed,  aud the prices cannot he. beaten. lias  tings St., next door to_An-ado.  Siegel, Cooper Company's great department house, New York, the large.-t  in America, is union throughout.  Ked   Cross   Beer,  is   pure, light und  .parkling.   At Gold   Seal   1^1%'.  Co.,  74U Pender street.  '(VW  ���lugh  *\e.  Jefferson l>. Pierce, organixfc-'i.f the  American Federation of Labor, is meeting with great success in his work in  San Francisco.  Union label tbe Best.  Donaldson & Mathews, the Cordova  street elotniers, have, opened up another  big'shipinent^^UnioiFinilierOvi-Talls  for miners, engineers, painters and workmen generally; also carpenters' aprons.  Every garment bears on it the union  stamp.  ���Donaldson it Matukws,  Clothiers, Hatters and Men's Outfitters,  74 Cordova Street, - Vancouver.  A business agent: A lalior oilicial  who, when struck on one cheek by the  employer, will turn the other cheek to  be struck on by the men. '  Ked Cross is the purest and hest Ix-er  sold in Vancouver. Gold Seal Liquor  Co., 7415.render street.  Chicago now pays ���55.i)__ per arc light  per year for street lighting purposes.  The city formerly paid 1(175 per year to  a private company.  Gold Seal Eiscn is a beautiful California port. Rich aud strengthening. Gold  Seal Liquor Co.  -Mr. .Murplicr.-oii's record at Victoria as  a legislator, compared with that of his  opponents', is iu sharpcontrast so far as  labor legislation goes;, *��� - - ��� -***-���'"��� * * ���  During tho time Mr. "Macpherson was  a member of the house he gave his vote  directly in the interests of the masses.  In looking through the journals of the  house for that time we,find that when it  wai proposed by the Davie government  to govern cities by commissioners that  he recorded his vote against such a proposal.  We al.-o find that during the first session he was in the house that he introduced a bill lo make the ballot absolutely secret. It passed the second reading  ny the speaker's casting .vote, but was  killed in committee ami it was not until  the session of 1SIIS that a similar bill introduced by .Mr. l-'orstei- Ik-ciuiic law  that we liiul an absolutely secret ballot.  It is needless lo say that the government  of the day was opposed to ii, but it received Milliciont support from the government followers to put it ontlie.-tiitiile  lmok'H and is now the law.  All through the journals it will lie  found that he was continually moving to  have Chinese and Japanese clause-i inserted in private charters. And when it  went to :i vote of the house we Iind that  at least two of our present ministers  voted against siu-li clauses being inserted.  We also find that iu connection with  our city charter that he moved that  those niosl objectionable clauses coin-  polling the city to buy mu oilier companies doing business in Iln- city miller  franchises before the city could 'undertake to perforin sm-h works for Itself,  which is a miv-t outrageous dung to put  upon this city, when one considers it i��  the only city in the province lhat vis so  handicapped.  ,,  Again he voted for n guarantee clause  iu charters that they begin"and finish  their undertakings within a prescrilied  time or forfeit their guarantee, thereby  putting or at least helping to put obstacles in the way of mere charter  mongers.  Ho invariably voted against land grants  to companies as a subsidy and time has  demonstrated that that was a wise course  to pursue. Had all our legislators followed the same course we would not today be lamenting such give uways as the  Crow's Nest coal lands. Yet somu of  those same ministers who advocated that  policy are still members of thu present  government. '- ?-  Ho also voted to extend the franchise  to women, st system which has been  adopted in New Zealand with good results.    ' ? ..'.������ Y  With regard to what used to be known  as the Mortgnge tax ho is on record as  voting for its abolition.  In 1893 ho introduced an amendment  to the Mastor and Servants Act, the na-  Tucsday is election day.  Macpherson is down on monopolies.  Fleet him.  Kobert Macpherson is the working  man's candidate.  , Turn out in full strength and support  the Independent candidate���"Rolxirt  Macpherson.  Actions spcuk louder than words.  That is why all wage-earners support  "Our Hob.:''  Who tried to get the Chinese and Japanese naturalized as citizens and voters7  The party Hob opposes.  Coin pare" tho'' records'' of- the ciiiuli-  dates in the Provincial Iiou-e. Mat-  voted against tlm Chinese.  Uohcrt Macpliorson is nominated to  carry the banner of the workiiiginen'in  Tuesday's election to victory.  The workinginen's candidate has been  tried and found true to the cause. Then  let every wage-earner he true to himself  and elect him on Tuesday.  Many lines oi Groceries lieing sold for  three-quarters their market value at the  Cily Grocorv. ,  Yellow vs. White.  Time, two weeks ago; place, a well-  known sawmill in Vancouver.  .Millman���Well, what do you want 7  Applicant���I heard you required a  night-watchman i I came to apply for  the position.  Millman���I have no use for white  men What can you do anyway 7 Can you attend to the machinery 7  Applicant���Well, 1 kn'ow enough about  it to keep up steam, and look after the  premises generally.  .Millman���Oh, I can't say. I have no  use for white men, anyway: I can't  trust them. A Jap's good enough for  mu.  Yet this same luillnian lias children  of his own. It would only be paying  him iu his own coin if employers in tlio  city would refuse to engage his sons and  (laughters. Japs might he us good for  thesiM'tnplovers u�� for him^C'oiui  Gold Seal Fisen 1'ort���tine  a splendid tonic; 50c bottle.  Liquor Co.  flavor and  Gold Seal  QnkkWori.  Due of the special features of the Ottawa Fire Insurance Co., is Ihe prompt  and li Ik'nil manner iu which it itdjustsall  its fire losses. Asan instance of this fact  it may lie mentioned that iu one day the  company adjusted and paid seven out of  nine of the losses which it suffered in  the conflagration of Jan. _?Jrd, and thu  settlement was made on the UUtli. The  following firms have received their cash  for losses suffered: Luporte, Martin &  Co., $10,000- Manufacturing Stationery  Co., $5,000; Carter, Galbraison Co.,  ���5,000; W. II. Kvans, ���3,000; Hiram  Johnston, ���S.OOO; G. Orban, ���1,000;  Joseph Bappe, ���3'.17; llourstill & Wools-  ley, ���;i,000. The foregoing company is  repreiiented in this city by II. J. Moor��  house, ;!0 and 31 Flack block, who is  general agent for 11. C.  A Plea (or White Fishermen.  To tho Editor of Tiir Isiu_i'esdest:  Sir���There is an  occupation in and  around this city that is fast being taken  from one of the * best-henrted and truest  body of men living in our midst.   I refer  to the white fishermen who fish all the  year   round   aim    through   the  local  dealers supply our domestic needs.   At  cine time these meh'could make a decent  living and managed to make both ends  meet, so to speak, but to-day this is not  the case.   The Japanese are driving the  white fishermen out of their legitimate  occupation by underselling them.   It i.s  surprising that the   merchants ih this  city don't know better than to deal with  Japanese when they consider the aversion the white population have to these  people.    The merchants do not make  money  by  selling   their  produce  and  wares to Japanese and Chinamen, but  to the white people of the city.   Why  then do they buy their fish from the  Japs rather than from the white fishermen?   The fact is the mighty dollar is  at the bottom of it all. : White .���fishe'r-  men cannot sell their fish to-day because  they ask the same price they did six  years ago���2}.$ cents a pound.   The Jap  sells two pails of fish  for  two bits (25  cents), consequently dealers buy from  Japs, and white. fishermen go hungry.  I think the workers of this city should  wake up a bit to their position.   The  Mongolian' is gradually driving the white  worker to the wall, and merchants are  helping to do this.   It appears to me  that  the white  population  of  Uritish  Columbia is a long-suffering people, or  they would have awaken to this state ol"  affairs long ago.   In all seriousness, how  long do they intend to let  this squeeze-  'em-down business go on?   Why not sell  your own product in  your?own stores?  This can be easily done by starting a  co-operative  store.   Open it ourselves,  sell to ourselves and reap the benefit  ourselves.   Union working men of tnis  city could keep one. of the largest establishments  in  Vancouver and sell at a  little above cost.   A  co-operative store  could  keep quite a .number of .white  iuarket, gafdeiier^.and .'white*, 'fishermen*  employed.    It is simply monstrous the  way the merchants are backing up the  Mongolian in his endeavor to drive the  white worker out of this  province and  this city especially.   The white worker  is doing all he can to  keep these Mongols out of competition with them, but  the green grocers, fish dealers, hotel and  restaurant keepers are working hard co  keep hero by dealing with and employing them.   Is it not better to starve the  Mongol!.''out than to  starve our white  worker out of an occupation?   1 see it is  intended to start a fish  market.   The  owners propose to take the fish fishermen cannot sell and cure them for the  market.   Why in the name' of common  sense should not the fishermen reap the  full reward of his labors'.'   Depend upon  it, this curing out is a game of cinch.  They drive the  whites  from  the  legitimate markets by buying from Japs and  ���enve tiicni  with  fish,  either? to throw  overboard or sell for a pittance to he  cured.   That is just what it amounts to.  Then why networking men form a cooperative society,  buy and sell among  themselves, and so reap the profits. This  could easily lie done by selling shares at  ���1 each, giviug every working man a  chance  to   become  a   shareholder.   If  toilers are alive to their own interests  this must be done very shortly.    Fishermen, market gardeners,  farmers, poul  try ranchers and others who have anything to sell may bring it to the store  and get a fair price for their  labors.  This would   bring   some   of   our unscrupulous dealersto-their-senses-and  also   protect  our  own   fellow-workers.  Workingmen,  think this matter over,  and if you are willing to take shares in a  co-oiierativo store, I am willing to help.  Let us hear from you in these columns  and give us your ideas.  J. II. Watson.  Viuicouuer, Feb. IS, 1SHJ1.  such degradation, if not we know who  can if forced to take the mutter in their  own hands. The working men und  women of Canada shall and will at  short notice, round up Mongolians aud  capitalists so quiukly that they will  never know what happened to them,  and I fear that many of our legislators  will lie lound in tho corrall, ready for  shipment for China where they may  fully enjoy their much favored company. What happened to Mongolians  in Humboldt county, Cal.,' may at any  moment happen to them in 11. 0. if the  interests of white labor are not put on a  fair footing for Canadian citizens. Since  writing the above, the enclosed iietition  has been handed to me by an old-time  Kuglish fisherman who has been driven  off the river by Japanese competition.  As far back as 1890 he predicted this  coining trouble, and was active at the  time with many others, bringing the  [matter before the government of that  year. Little or no notice was taken of  this disgraceful state of affairs���British  fair play to liritish subjects were out of  the question���now and then complained of. The petition in question was addressed to the Hon. C. II. Tupper, then  Minister of Marine and Fisheries; himself a canneryman, and as such, in common with most all the Fraser River cannerymen, are no frionds of white labor.  This also shows the great danger of  sending to parliament men who are engaged in speculative enterprises, domestic or foreign. Self-interest at any time  may induce his public position to promote self-interest���even to ordering out  militia���as against the best interests of  the people he is sworn to faithfully represent. In fact nearly every section of  the petition is worthy of careful study '  and extended notice.  Yes, too, it is very important indeed,  that your readers, as well as the public,  in general, including the oflicers and  men of the local .militia, make themselves familiar with this vital question,  which burdens and drives our brethren  to the point of starvation, before arms is  taken up in the interest of wholesale employers of mongolian labor.  . ,< Anti-Mosc;ouan. ��� '��� ��� .  .;Steveiston;.;I;eb.;15_,'.180l".  i-fyi'i^rtz'&i'&i:*��*��".<  '���;,���'-- '..'^fcP'S  AMONG THE UNIONS.  Tbe  Union���  fishermen . at, Eburne Organize  Meetings Announced.  Saturday evening last .1. II. Watson,  organizer for the Trades and Labor Council, accompanied by II. Darner and H.  Cowan,, went oui to I.burne for the purpose of organizing another branch of the  Fishermen's Union under a charter from  the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada. There were a large number present and all seemed enthusiastic in the  cause for which they were assembled.  Mr. Watson explained the workings of  the other unions and said the first thing  they would have to do would be to elect  oflicers, which resulted as follows:  President���A. Kolesoff.  Secretary���"Wm. George.  Treasurer���Mr. Anderson.  It was then explained that a convention of fishermen would shortly be held  and the Eburne union were invited to  send delegates. The following gentlemen Mere elected: Messrs. ,Kane, Hag-  gerty, Anderson, Curtis and George.  After short addresses from the three  visitors they departed for home.  For headquarters in union made Hoots  and Shoes go to Campbell's Shoe Store,  Capitalists and Mongolians.  To Hit! Keillor ot The IsoKrnsiiKXT:  Sir���Mongolians and capitalists are  synonoiuolis terms, and, as we see it,  means an array of degrading power  against Canadian white labor, both male  and female, to wipe the toiling masses  of this fair province out of existince or  into degradation. Mr. Kditor, you see  and we all notice white men put out of  employment at every turn, at the canneries, saw mills, on the fishing grounds,  iu tlie mines and on the ranches. Girls  are put out of the kitchen, dining-rooms,  licdrooms, restaurants, sewing shops,  etc., and Mongolians installed in their  places. Can yon tell me what is to become of white lalior, male and female,  iu this province? Cannot our members  of parliament secure some relief from  The local branch of the Bakers' Unions  will meet this evening, when business of  importance will lie discussed.  The Pacific Coast Shingle Weavers'  Union meets Sunday afternoon nt S p.  m. in Union hall.  The Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners held their regular meeting Tuesday evening last, a large amount  of business being handled. The. branch  willin future run their card in the union  directory in this paper.  Vancouver Fishermen's Union, No. 2,  will meet this evening at S p. m. in  Union hall. Fishermen wishing to become members should bo, in attendance'  sharp at 8 o'clock.  The Clerks meet  Tuesday evening.  iii  O'Brien's   hall  Union Made Boots and Shoes.  There is no excuse now for union nien  and their families jiot wearing union  made footwear. ���: R. Campbell' & Son  have, since one week, opened up largo  consignments of all kinds of Footwear,  from four different union shoo factories.  The.quality and price cannot be beaten.  You will find them on Hastings St., next  door to the Arcade.  '. Macpherson  Iation.       r'~  and   progressive   legis-  _____-___-in_-_ THE INDEPENDENT.  SATViRDAV  .....FEIBitVVABiX 16, 1301..  THE INDEPENDENT.  3BO. HARTLEY  Editor  HARRY OOWAN Business Manager  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IN   THE   INTEREST  OF   QRGiAiNIfiED  LABOR  BY  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  AT   31"  HOMBK   STREET,  VER,   B.  C.  VANCOU-  SL'llSCRIPTIONS  IN  ADVANCE.  A week, G cent*; month, 16 cents; three  month-i, 36 cents; six months, 66 cents;  one year, $1,35.  ENDORSED BY THE TRADES AND  LABOR COUNCIL, AND THE VAN  COUVER -LABOR PARTY.  SATUR'DA'Y  .FEBR/UAR'T 1��, 1.101  Labor will elect two representatives to  the house on Tuesday���Macpherson and  Uawthornthwaite.  Men should go to the house to support  measures rather than nien, and that is  what Rpbt. JIacpherson is going to do.  As we expected the Province has again  ratted, and is now supporting Mr. Garden in the present contest. At the convention which nominated Mr. Maxwell,  it was unanimously decided that inas-  mnch as the Labor Party had cast in  their strength with that gentleman,  they, in turn, would support our nominee for the provincial house. At that  meeting were present Mr. liostock and  Mr. Nichol, proprietor and editor of the  Province. They both' gave their assent  to this proposition. How far their word  is good may lie seen in last night's issue  of the Province, when it says: ''Mr.  Macpherson has proved himself a poor  friend to the city, which gives him his  bread and butter and which he is again  desirous of representing." A few ads.  did the. trick. But what better could  have been expected? The workingmen  of this city ought to remember the  Steveston strike and the attitude of that  paper, especially when they remember  that they are its chief supporters, and  they won't forget.  The.Hetail Clerks' Union of San Francisco, after a few days' energetic campaign, have won a boycott against two  linns who refused to accede to the early  closing movement. '  We have been informed that the city  will in future use coal from the United  .States, having let the annual contract to  can American firm. This is not right,  when we mm get just as good if not better from the island.  It is rumored in certain, quarters that  the city council has made a dead set  against Chief Stewart, and that it is  only a matter of a very short time before he niiiitt go. A well-known local  Colonel will be the* new chief, ami  rigid discipline of a high military standard '.will be the order of the day. It  should be: remembered, however, that  soldier obedience and police drill'are  quite different. The kind of man required to direct the patrolmen, of this  city is one who knows something about  catching thieves who may be armed  '���with either mouth organ's or Colts', kidnappers or any other variety of criminal.  The Labor Party met on Wednesday  night,., with President Hartley in the  chair, and adjourned after routine business had been disposed of. The Party  will debate public questions, when the  public will be invited to attend.  A meeting or the Hotel and Restaurant Employees' Union Was held on  Thursday night. President Over was.in  the chair. After transacting some important business the proceedings terminated. This union is steadily growing in numbers, and promises before  long to have everyone entitled to membership enrolled.    .  A special was received at this'office  last night from Nanaimo stating that  there was a terrible mine explosion at  Union, 70 miles away, and that M) men  were entombed. The steamer Joan has  left for the scene. Supt. Frank Little  of the Dunsmuir mines was very offensive to the reporters, and ordered them  off the boat, saying that he wanted no  rejiorters around their mines. It is  known that there are Chinese in the  mine. Tlie -officials of the company  seemingly want to conceal the facts.  The reporters have left for "llie scene of  the catastoophe by carriage.  An Italian organ grinder trains his  monkey to gather up the nickels iind  pennies.. If the' monkey could not or  would not do this the Italian would not  have him. Did it, ever occur to you that  the same use is made of working people  by the corporations? The wonting  people do the work and gather the nickels that make the idle, useless class  millionaires. Hut the working people  are not monkeys!���Freedom. ,  , The .'opposition, who have endorsed  the labor candidate',' were the only party  at the last session who stood by the  working men. Measure after-'measure  in their interests were voted down by  the,government party, which included  the two Conservative members of this  .,i;ily. They never failed to vote against  .'labor. ' Kobert'Macpherson; a 'mechanic,  .is nominated .to carry the banner of the.  working men in Tuesday's election. He  bus been tried and ,1'omid true to"-tlm  cause.   Then   let.iis  do  our . duty  its  ":working men' and turn out in full  strength -and elect��the man who has  stood by our cause, iind return him by a  large majority, showing our friends the  enemy, that they cannot play fast and  loose with the laboring men of this  province who are working for the best  .interests of the masses here. Don't  forget to vote for Hob.  The battle of next Tuesday is not that  of Mr. .Macpherson personally, but ol" the  laboring clement of this constituency.  Four representatives go from this city  to��� Victoria, and surely the workingmen  are entitled to have one of that number  to look after their affairs. The choice of  a candidate was made last November by  the Labor party, and why should he he  opposed at this late hour. 'The News-  Advertise yesterday morning stated that  ex-Mayor Garden "stands as an independent candidate, free from any en-  faglement with either the government  or opposition." The sincerity of this  statement is doubted by many who are  well informed oil matters political"' in  this city, because his record in the house  shows that he was directly opposed to  Hon. Jos. .Martin and his party. In  political circles it is conceded that. Mr.  Garden is the nominee of the simon-pure  wing . of tne local Liheral-Consen:a.tjye  Hed Cross Ileer: 75cdozen pints; $1.50  dozen quarts, if bottles are returned.  Gold Seal Liquor Co.  The Building Trades Council-of'.Tacoma,.composed of carpenters, plumbers,  painters, bricklayers and electrical workers,, has declared it to be an infringement of the rights of a sister union to  permit sub-contracting of shingling or  any other part of the carpenter trade.  You will save money on every dollar  invested at Campbell's Shoe Store, he-  sides getting union made footwear.  Third Annual Meeting.  The annual general meeting of the  British Columbia Loan and Savings  Company was held at the head office of  the company in Vancouver, on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The retiring board of directors were unanimously re-elected, together with the addition of two new members on the  board. George Martin, Esq., and Geo.  Ward, Ksq., were elected to fill the new  seats, which increases the Board from  five to seven members. The. retiring  auditors, W. T. Stein, C. A., aud A. A.  lioak, were re-elected. A Board of three  trustees was formed, and the following  gentlemen were elected: Hon. Richard  McBride, ,of New Westminster, Ralph  Smith, M. P., of Nanaimo, and Lawrence Goodacre, Ksq., of Victoria. The  financial reports,which were road by  the Secretary, showed that the Company  has made splendid progress during the  past year.  Three Things of  Importance  Price, Qualify and  Assortment  Enter more largely into the  art of buying than anything  else. If the Price is right,  the Quality good, and the assortment complete, buying is  easy. That's what makes  buying goods easy here. The  past year has been a busy one  for us; this year we want to  excel even our past efforts, to  make this store the headquarters of Dry Goods,, Fashion and Economy We  want to make it so pleasant  and economical for you to  trade with us that you'll not  want to go any place else.  We shall strive to give you  the best we can for your  money and we shall do exactly asi we advertise.  At the Bricklayers' and Masons' in  ternational Union convention, held at  Milwaukee recently, it was reported that  ninety branches have organized during  the year, making a total of 492. The  eight-hour day i.s in force in'200 cities.  Employers in Fort Worth, Tex., combined and decided to destroy all unions.  Lockouts are declared on every hand.  xWalla Walla, Wash., c.learedover *:��,-  000 on her water works system last year.  This is an indication that municipal  ownership pays. .Spokane's water works  pays a big sum each year, but it is perverted to pay useless salaries.  Kobert Macpherson sat for six years  in the legislature at Victoria working  for our interests. One pull and a strong  pull will put him there again. His election is assured if his friends record their  votes for-him on Tuesday next.  party.  If Mr. "Macpherson is unsuccessful on  Tuesday it will not, be his .fault  personally, but of the labor and opposition parties, whose standard-bearer he is.  Mr. Macpherson will at all times be  ready to go thoroughly into questions lie-  fore the house with the members of the  Labor Party, if his views happened to be  different from theirs, -llu-will keep in  touch with the laboring men of this city,  as he belongs to that class himself, representing the carpenters at the Trades  and Labor Council. While attending to  labor legislation, other mutters affecting  the province and city's interests will not  be overlooked. The position which Mr.  Macpherson will hold iu the house is  that of a straight labor member, which  will not debar him from supporting any  measure brought forward in the interests  of lalior by any party. He has always  been identified with labor, and was associated with the late government be-  causa it had been prepared to give more,  We all know Kobert Macpherson.  Our interests are safe in bis hands,  therefore vote for tbe Labor Candidate.  TRADES AM) LABOR COUNCIL  President Joseph Dixon? presided ut lust  night's meeting oi the Trades and Labor Council over a large attendance of delegates.  The following credentials wore received:  Brotherhood Railroad Trainmen, T. Miehcll;  Tailors' Union, G. Fletcher, G. Grcenwcll nnd  K. Williams; .'Longshoremen's Union, C. McDonald and Wm. Viles; Retail Clerks' Union,  W..I. White nnd J. Lamerick; letter Carriers'  Union, T. H. Cross; Tool Sharpeners' Union,  G. P. Orenius.  , Communications were received from: II.  OborraeycrjTlios. F. McGuigan, oily clerk; It.  ��. McBeth; W. Towler; Alex. McMortiii; I. K.  Cross, secretary .T. and L. council Technical  School committee; G. Thomas, secretary  Cigarmakers' Union; Thos. Barnwell.  The Cigarmakers' Union stated If'members  of unions would inform them of any bogus  blue labels being circulated they would prose-  cute.  A committee composed of Messrs. Williams,  ltussell and Cross were appointed to act in  conjunction with the Ministerial association  on the matter of Sunday labor.  J. Israel Tarte, Minister of Public Works,  will be communicated with in respect to the  tcuor of the following: (.  V.'NCOi.VKit, li. C, Feb. 15,1901.  To the l'residentof the Vancouver Trades nnd  Labor Council:  Dear Sir,���Will you in your official capacity  bring before the members of your council the  importance, the necessity of some notion being taken towards drawing the nttention of Ihe  Dominion Government to the most discreditable state of things now existing in our proposed drill hall.   Here is a  building whose  IR  170 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  A. M. TYSON,  WHOLESALE ADD RETAIL DEALER IN  Fish, Game, Fruit, and  vegetables.  112 .Cordova St.  'Phone 442  S  THEBEST-��  Skilled Labor  To Dispense  ...PRESCRIPTIONS...  Everything sold at reasonable  prices and guaranteed.  S  EYMOUR,  Tho Up-to-date DrugglBt,  Corner Seymour and Hastings  Streets, Vancouver.  ^# M. BEATTIE,  Real Estate and General  Auctioneer.  Office and Sales Room, 167 Cordova  Street, Vancouver, B. C.   'J?hone 8M.  4-JT- Farm Stock and Land a specialty  NOTICE.  We are again ottering a. Scholarship  free for tuition and hooks to the student  of Public Schools ef Vancouver passing  into the High School at the conning examination with the highest marks ln Read-  ine, Writing, Spelllne, Grammar, Composition and Arithmetic.  For conditions apply to the Principal*  of the SchoolB or the undersigned.  Tlie H.II. A.Vogcl Commercial College  P. O.  Box S47. Vancouver, B. C.  A recent cough or cold that " BIG  4 COUGH CURE" will not cure is not  worth curing.  Cigar and Tobacco Store  46 CORDOVA STREET.  We make a specialty of Union-made Cigars and  Tobaccos, consequently Ave always give good satisfaction.    Youi*. patronage solicited.  Amusements.  walls are bo badly constructed that they have  alike a disgrace to our city.   This building lias  to be shored up to prevent their failing  building whose bad work anil, bad material arc  Workiiif-iiiu'n,' your enemies hold out  tlm bait of "ii full dinner juii!." .They  pluul to your stomachs rather than to  your intelligence.  Support Bob Macpherson whoso nobly  stood by tlio i.'ituse of labor and return  hiui to the house hy a large majority.  Tell your merchant that you saw  "ad" in The I.nukphki'knt.  his  Last year the banks of New York,  according to a financial organ, loaned  ei^'lit billion dollars of credit and cleared  $:._!0,000,000 in the transaction.  Delegates representing the employes  of the twenty-nine blast furnaces of tbe  Mahoning and Shenango valleys met in  YouiigHtowii recently and resolved .upon  :i general strike if the cut in wages announced by the o-ierators for February  I, when the base of wages is to be reduced from ifl.'JO'tu f 1.05 per day, is  insisted upon.  been erected so far, I believe, under union  conditions, by union labor. Every brick laid  thereon bears, so to speak, the union label,  which organized labor points to as a guarantee of good work. As an old union man I draw  the attention of thc~members of tbe Vancouver T. and I_. council to the importance of  taking such action in this matter as shall protect unionism from-the disgrace that will  surely attach to it if your body docs not-take  defensive action. I am, Mr. President, most  respectfully yours,    . W. Towlbh.  The letter-carriers' grievances were discussed,, and proper representations will be  made to the government.  The Typographical Union- requested that G.  R. Maxwell, .M. r., lie asked to represent the  council at the technical school.".  A resolution was passed calling upon the  city council to appoint an independent committee to Investigate affairs in the Alexandra  Orphanage.  The candidature of Robt. Macpherson was  endorsed.  Adjourned.  &AVOY   THEATRE  Sak Nesmtt. ..',..............;. Manager.  NEXT   WEEK  February 18th, 1901.  BAISDEN, ^g.;r.!tbr'lled ,Cyc  BKATHICK HALL  STANLEY &  SCANLOX  SEVILLE & YOUNG  McKAY it LAUKBXCK  VEKJCOX SISTBKS .  MISS PAULA  COKDEKO  GKN1KVE 1UYMOXD  AXXKTTE (.iORDOX  Hotels.  The"  ���  The law raising the age limit of child  labor iind abolishing night work for  women and children, which was hammered through Parliament by the Socialists, has gone into effect in Germany.  A labor secretary to compile statistics,  watch legislation and fight cases in the  courts and attend to other legal matters  is to be elected by New York unions.  Sixteen unions having a membership of  progressive,laws than its opponents, who 110,000 favor the idem .lobUarriman is  arc now in power. . ' talked of for the position.  ��� ��� 0 ���"BAfcl^ilFCy ��� ��� ���  Ti_c"Staifdara"CanRdian l'iaiios     "~  THE GERARD HEINTZMAN,  THE BELL, THE NEWCOMBE  The Standard English Instruments  THE BROADWOOD,    THE BRINSMEAD,  THE COLLARD & COLLARD.  All the above at  BOULT'S MUSIC STORE  540 Granville Street, Opposite P. O.  All Musical Supplies.  THEATRE ROYAL  (LITE   ALHAMURA.)  W. H. LUC'S, Thos. Shaw....Managers  Next Attraction  will be  Announced   Here  Shortly.  THERE IS  of Fire or Injury to  -Health when-you-use���i���  the  COME TO   ...;���*���  ALEX.   McLEOD  Union Bool And Shoe Repairing Work  Trices right.  Work guaranteed.  148 Granville street,  Vancouver, B. C.  For all kinds of  The only union shop in the city.  Society Banners a specialty.  725 Hastinhs' SniKfeT.  The price is now  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office of  Seymour Streoet,  Arlington Hotel  Cordova St. West.  Headquarters for tho engineering trade  in Vancouver.  CHOICEST^���s^>  Liquors and Cigars  First-claBS rooms from SO cents up.  ROBJ^UNTLY,    -   -   PROP  ~% V  WAKES A SritCULTY OF .  O  o  W Liqueur, also - ���  W's Block louei liqueur Hy  -LARGE STOCK OF���  _IMrORTBD_AND_DOME8TlC_--   The rate for classified advertisements in  one cent a word, but no ad. win be inserted for less Mian 26, cento.  Union Directory.  VANCOUVER TRADES AND I_ABOR  Council, President, Jos. Dixon; vice-  president, John Crow; secretary, J. C.  Marshall, P. O. Box 169; financial secretary, W*. J. Beer; treasurer,. J. Pearey;  statistician, G. White; sergeant-at-arms,  C. J. Suiter. Parliamentary committee-  Chairman, John Pearey; secretary, J.  Morton. Meeting���First and third Friday  In each month, at 7.30 p. m.. In Union ,  Hall, cor. Dunsmulr and Homer streets.  VANCOU'R TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION,  No _Wi meet the last Sunday In each  month at Union hall. President, C. 6.  Campbell; ��� vlee-preeldeiit, tk-orite Wllb.v;  secretary, S. J. Gothard, P. O. box W;  treasurer, XV. Brand; Sergennt-at.arms,  .Andrew Stuart; executive committee/. 15. .  I.. Woodruff, ti. K.-ltoWi, J. H. llrowne  N. Williams; delegates to Trades and  Labor council. J. C. Marshall, Robt. Todd,  3��_}1.  llrowne.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S, UNION-  Meots second and fourth Saturday ot  each month. In Sutherland Hall, corner  Westminster avonuo and Hastings street  at S p. m. President, G. Dickie; vice-president, C. Bennett; secretary, A. G.  Perry; treasurer, II. Vanderwalker; conductor, G. I-enfesty; warden,'J. Marshall;  sentinel, F. C. O'Brien; delogateo to  Trades and Lalbor Council: John Pearey.  Jas. Barton, Geo. Lenfesty, G. Dickie and  J. Howes.  .   *   . ���*-������-���  INTERNATIONAL, .BRICKLAYEHB  and Masons' Union, No. 1, ot B. C���President, John Scott; vice-president, Frank  Blaok; corresponding secretary, Robert  Trotter; financial secretary, Jas. _ Jef-  fry. Meets every Monday ovenlng (ii Union haJl. :" ���,.���'"  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets every second and fourth Thursday ,ln Union Hall,  room No. 3. President, Win. F. McKen-  zle, iSt Ninth avenue; vico-prbsldent,  Hugh Wilson; recording soerotary, A.- E.  Cofliii, 730 Nelson street; nniuiola! secretary. H. S. Falconer; treasurer, Georffe  Walker; conductor, Jus. Ferguson; warden, Jos. Dixon: dolcgutos to T. and U  council, Jos. Dixon, ltobi. Macpherson,  H. Wilson.  THE PACIFIC COAST SHINGL.B  WEAVERS' UNION meets overy third  Sunday in each month at 3 p. m. in Union hall, comor Dunsmulr and Homer  street. Robt. Barclay, president; R. E.  Rowe, secretary; box 757, New Westminster. Visiting brethren dnvitcd to attend.  INTERNATIONAL, ASSOCIATION OF  MACHINISTS���Beaver Lodge, No. 1S2���  Meets second'''and'fourth Wednesday In  oach month in Union Hall. President,  Wm. B<x.r; corresponding secretary. E.  Timmlns, 7M Hamilton street; tlnanclal  secretary, J. II. MoVety, 1211' Seymour  street.  JOUR'ENYMEN TAILORS' UNION OF  AMERIOA, No. 178-aieot.s alternate  Mondays in room 1. Union Hall. President. F. WJlliams; vioewpresidont, Miss  Graiiom; recording secretary, H. O. Bur-  rttt; '.lmmclal secretary, Tromalno Best;  treasurer, C. E. Neilson; Kcrgoant-nt-  arms, J. Dualist.  VICTORIA ' TRAiDES AND LA30R  Councll meets every alternate Wednesday at S p. m. in Sir William Wallace  hall. President, W. M. Wilson; vice-president, Jas. Tagg; corresponding secretary,  J. D- MoNiven, P.O. ibox 303, Victoria;  recording and financial secretary, A. S.  Emory; Treasurer, A. Hay; sergeant-  at-arms, T. Masters.  THE VANCOUVER LABOR PARTY  meets every second and fourth Wednesday in each month iln Union Hall. President, Goo. BitPtley: first vice-president.  Geo. Wilby; second 'vice-prtaldent.' T. H.  Cross; recording secretary, L. D. Taylor;  Ilnancial1 seerotary, John Poarey; statls-  llcinn, H. Williamson.  CIGAKiMAKERS' UNION, NO 367.���  Meets the first Tuesday In each month  In Union hall. President, P. R. Rovero;  vice-president, P. Waxstoek; secretary,  G. Thomas, jr., 148 Cordova street west;  treasurer, S. W. Johnson; sergeant-at-  arms, C. Parsons; delegates to Trades and  Labor Council, J. Crow, C. C. Oopeland,  D. Morrissy.'  VANCOUVER FISHER-MIIDN'S -UNION,  No. 2. M'eels in Labor Hall, Homer  street, every first and third Saturday in  each month at 8 p. m. Alex. Bruce, presi-  tlunt; Mr. Cadey, secretary. 1'. O. box 297.  BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS AND  DECORATORS, Local Union No. 133.���  Meetings firs and third Tuesdays in Labor Hall. Perceptor, H. Judson; president,  W. Davis; vice-president, E. Tipper; recording secrotary.E. TomkSns, 526 Pender  street; financial secretary, B. Cross.'3002  Quebec street; conductor, A. J. Sloan;  warden, C. H. Plnder; trustees, C. Sor-  dlt, W. Sioney, W. Baker.  JOURNEYMiEN BAKERS' INTERNATIONAL union of Vancouver, meets first  and third Saturdays of the month in Union hall, Homer street. President, W.  Webster; ���vJcO'prosident, H. Hollands; fin.  sec., C. J. Salter, 413 Powell Btreet; cor.  sec.,-A. Coombs. Address sec.. F. Barnes.  Delegates to tho Trades and Labor council, C. J. Salter.nnd H. Walker.   SHIPCARPBNTBRS AND CALKEIRS  Association meets the first and third  Thursday in each month In Union hall.  Clifford Angus, president; George Smith,  vice-president; Wm. McCormack, vice-  president; J. G. Garvin, secretary; Fred.  McAIPlne, treasurer; Levi Wheatcn, aer-  geant-at-nrms.  AMA'LGAiMIATED SOCIETY' OF OAR-  PENTERS & JOINERS, Vancouver, 1st  branch, meets overy alternate;'Tuesday,  ���in room No. 2, Labor Hall. President, J.  Davidson; secretary, J. TV 'Bruce, KB Harris   street.  . Cttyars.  R. B. Mulligan & Co., Props.  Corkir Cordova and Carrall.  LTa  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  The best Cough Cure is �� BIG 4"  have you tried it?   ���  Hunt & Poster, Hastings street.  'A. Murray, Weetmineter avenue.  IMorgran, The Tailor, Granville Btreet.  Dan Stewart, OondXwa street.  Clutfti & Stewart, Cordova street.  *W. Murphy, Cordova street.  (Molfae & -MaDonaM, Hasting* street,  east.  J. B. Sheering, CamMe street  IE. "Parron, Haettag'a street.  A. Clement, HasMTig-s street.  J. Carrclli, Cordova street.  Simon & Co., Cordova street.  Why do you cough when ������ BIG 4  COUGH GDRt" will cute you.  Meetings.  I. O. O. P., M. U.-iA>YA-t_ THINE FOR  EVER lodge, No. 7392,.meets every eeo-  ond and fourth Tuesday In the month in  the ball, over Harvey's store', corner of  Havtings Btreet a_nd Westminster avenue, Vancouver; sojourning brethren oar-  dlally invited. F. Blade, N. G.; R. V.  Partridge, aeoretary.  P. O. E.���VAINCOUVBR AERIB NO. ��,  F. O. E., meets every Wednesday night,  and second Wednesday only of the months  of July, August and September. VlBlting  memlbera -welcome. H. W. Pindley, W. P.,  Province offloe; 6. It. ROW), W. 8.,  World efflce.  When in Want  of  Printing  Call at  Tbe  independent  312, Homer: St. SATURDAY   .... PJ2BRXJARY, 16, 1901  THE INDEPENDENT.  UNITED MINE WORKERS.  One Thousand Delegates  Assemble  at  Indianapolis���A Woman Speaks.  The Indianapolis .Union���,.',. devotes  much of ite space in- the current issue  to'an extended report of the twelfth  annual convention of the United 'Mine  Workers of America, just concluded in  that city, and verv modes'tl-.- says that  "whilst liberally inclined towards national conventions, it has ever felt itself  unequal to the task of doinsr full Jub-  tlce to the Miners' convention." This  ��� l.i not to be wondered at. The delegates assembled! a thousand' strong and  represented nearly a quarter of a million men, society'* stalwarts and often,  alas, its slaves; 'ihe very backbone of  modern Industry.  The Union say?:   "The history of the  coal miners dntes back to t'he cradle of  civilization,  which rocked- Into existence 'the first enlightened people to recognize that the earth hud' something  besides artificial products.   It was the  miner -who, at he risk of health and  the sacrillce of comforts, Hirst developed the bowels of the earth as a substitute for its forests.   Indeed', we owe to  the coal    miners    more   than to any  other, class of tollers.   The writer -was  a. quarter of a. century ago employed  by one of file anthracite eoal-railway-  ���banklng-canal-iron, and -mining corporations.   This is the  name of the corporations now  on  tax   paying   diiys.  Liook at the. bank directories, railway  directories,  canal directories,  and'one  ���man'sname is found opposite the title  of president In each case���J. IPierpont  Morgan,  the   director-general    of the  gTeaf government, the throne of which-  is drenched with Standard oil.   He 'line  'his finger on  the 'button, and his ear  to the phone and Is ���hltc.hedi up, ready  ���for action on a moment's notice.   It Is  such as he that operate the operators.  ���"'Illie,:lat'tei' are sometimes the sympathizers with'the dusky-fneed, powder-  burnt,  knuckle-skinned,  hump-backed  asthma-afflicted victims of the electric  sparks produced ,:by Morgan's thumb,  which . registered! zero    in   wages  and  Faehrenhelt In dividends. It is to meet  the modern methods of capital that the  [J_iite<l:Mine Workers of America finds  cause for its existence."  -This .grea'f. parliament of men met,  ,   .deliberated   ami  dispersed     with    but  scant notice from  what Is technically  known us "the  press."   'Chicago,   New  York, Sun Francisco, knew it not.; Had  ���oneitithe of the .number oi* "magnates"  oi- common "business men" me: Vo deliberate on any "business propositions"  ���:the. press, with ibated.breat'h andeager  inquiry would .have   liunj," upon   if to  catch   every   work   of wisdom   or unwisdom it could gather or invent. From  such conventions as the miners comes  a ndle clear and strong and' ever grow-  ���������������'��� lng; clearer and 'stronger, full charged  with hope niiil promise to the faithful  toiler, and just as full of meaning to  the exploiting oppressor who can read  il-aright.  ���Mrs. Jones, the.miners' mother, was  prolan:, nnd  made a line speech.   She  '���poirii'eel  to: President Mitchell  at her  left,   and   .-aid   that   at  Hazelton   the  D    money of AVall street was unahle to  ?   biiy him. '.a.lke Martin irons, ihe'could  not  be  purchased.   Then    pointing   to  his right in the direction of Secruiary  Wilson, she said a wealthy operator.en-  tered his house in 1S97 in1 the anthracite  regions and ?endeavored to secure him  for a price, whereupon the poor, hungry.  ' man with a hungry..family, then plodding hills   with his shoes.oiit: at: -both  ends, told the intruder that if he came  xo call upon  hlni,  welcome,  but, if he  came to buy him with money'to betray  his fellow-men, he would be shown the  door ant- asked' .to. retire quick.   Then,  .;   spanning the'.space, between the president and secretary with her outstretched  arms,  she  said:   "These    are   my  boys; I'm proud.of.them; I,wish .there  were more��� like '.them.'' 'She' censured  the convention  for having   passed' a  resolution on Wednesday thanking an  operator for addressing the convention.  "Why'thaii-- a man," she said,  "who  :makes it necessary for you to struggle  __..��or_an_ex-Stence;-you_onlyi-s_iow-your  .   ignorance.   I am ashamed of you.   The  .'.operators .need not: your 'thanks,  but  you do need the money they ihave robbed you of.  iShe made a'strong appeal  .for the organization of   .Virginia and:  .Bald they would air he at the convention a year hence.  She said in one'of  her meetings in the anthracite regions,  while addressing the breaker hoys, she  asked  the question:  ."What has your  father got for all his    sacrifices and  hardships?1.'   One little lioy got up and  jumped on a chajr, exclaiming, 'My pa  h.te got a hump on bis back and miner's asthma."  She denounced' 'the mine  inspectors for their lying statements,  causing serious  and fatal    accidents.  ���Her address was well received throughout ami applauded! at frequent intervals.  There were eighteen colored delegates  at the convention, among whom were  to be found some of the. best.material  ��� In .the'entlre'.delegation. Indeed, some  of .them would be 'fit subjects 'to represent their districts?. In. congress. : The  convention ie liberally Inclined towaxdB  J/he:oppressed among t'he negroes em-\  ployed In the mines and show their race  the mos'_ distinguished' consideration on  the floor of the convention.  ISuoh' gatherings may be ignored by  so-called society a little longer, but the  time comes swiftly when they will be  the real power of tlie state, the true  parliaments of man.  The election of Mr. Macpherson in  Vancouver is practically assured. His  record In the House has been a good  one, in tlint .he always showed a desire  lo further the true interests of the  ���Province and lo safeguard the rights  of the people. The lii.it 'Provincial and  Hit- more recent "Dominion elections  showed the great strength In Vancouver of the .labor party, and. being supported in addition by the large number of the voters^who are,not tied to  the newer Turnerlsni, his return may  be regarded as a foregone conclusion.  The predilection' of the Nanaimo electorate in provincial politics are so well  known that Mr, Hawthornthwalte's  friends have no -fear of i'he result of  any opposition to his candidature.���  KajmloopiS Sentinel.  ���        SOCIAIJIST (NOTES.   ':  .  ���In Milan, Italy, a. Socialist candidate  has.been elected' to 'Parliament.      ,���������'���������.'-,-������  On. March 29 the 'Socialists of German}- will unveil a monument to William 'Llebknechi in Berlin.?' Y  ' A!Social .-Democrat has been "ulected  to the city council of Granite Fails,  MinnY ���""'������''   '"."��� "���>'":'   ci   .           * :'Y:','  '  The natural rights of mani are of  higher authority than' any, law.���James  E. Scripps in iDetroit News-Tribune.'  iBev. Milton, R. Kerr, Congregational  minister of' Westervillet. : Conn., has  ibeen resignedi for preaching socialism.'  AVMarburg, Austria, ten seats iwthe  municipal council were captured) by the  Socia'liste. and in1 Graz seven .seats, a  gain of.six. '������.'���  ..The daily papers that are spreading  the report that the Social Democratic  Party isdisrupiing in* Xeiv York have  an 'unpleasant surprise awaiting: them  ln November next. ���; ,. . .  '���In Holland: the leader of the Independent Party in parliament','' Hon-.Ker-  dyk, has announced that .in the'^future  ���li'eYwould ��� act with the : Socialists in  their struggle , for universal suffrage.  ���Pour, Socialists 'were: elected- to mu'-,  nicipa'l,?council in 'Dessau, Germany,  'and for the first time, one in. Frankfort. iln'Offenbiich'. the iSocialis'ts secured control of- the council: aiid[ estab-.  lished a municipal:drug store'an'd will  also start a coal yard and deliver fuel  at .cost to?citizens...?;':-Y,,v-:.'.,:?:?'? Y-;Y?.  Students in .the 'University of Cincinnati formed a Y_lub to investigate socialism.; [Wiibur C. Bentoni :who? has  been connectediwit'h tliatinstitution for  anumber of years as registrar.? hasresigned and will .put in much/of his time  in spealdng?and organizing for, the.S.  D.'P.'-'-v ���?''Y-;:'.'':.,- -���--���: ��� '���'. Y>'��Y-  Sociallsts/of "Chicago- ; hold ; twenty,  meetings a week and areworking hard.'  Prof. Herron's Sunday afterhopn; Jec-.  .lures,crowd one of the largest th'ea'tres  in the cily, the audiences: being en-  tliuslastio, iind' spontaneous. ! He has  trained four, young 'men' as speakers  who are .about. to set out on tours  through the.cbuntryitb.-speak and organize. '���        ','',. *?'? Y' Y'Y.,, '������  , That the organized brewery workmen  are:made of good' stuff is\shown again  Iby .the,Brewery- Workmen's^'Unioni of  San .Jose, Cal.,?:whicOiStarted a/'IFree  SpeechiFund". in ihe.interest:of the imprisoned Socialists andi collected among  themselves .$22.50 on; the first day;'���'���'. .  ���'.?'.���'���    . V    ''',:��� ''.'���'',���,' ������ .   * '.:,  '���"  ? During :the? legislative ��� election in  ��� Stii:tgiii-t, Germany, where the? Sociai-  ists made, heavy 'gains,'the .soldiers  were put in,readiness, as .though some  '.battle was*about, to take place.. Now.  the'Soclaliste'in ithe legislature want  to know what the authorities meant by  .such a. formidable show of .force. '.���'..  WHERE OVERALLS ARE MADE.  Write Worlnten Are Asked to Buy the Work ol  Chinese Sweated Labor.  Some time ago we published a lengtlhy  statement from the'tailors dealing with  Chinese and Japanese cheap tailoring.  Many merchants denied at the time  that they handled at all goods made  by Mongol labor. A representative of  The Independent on Monday last, during 'the noon ihour, hapjiened to be on  Carrall ritreet and inet a Chinaman  with what looked :o be about three  dozen.palr of overalls, and saw him  take than Into Robt. Clark's shore at  the corner of Cordova and Carrall  .-(���.reels. Our man be-came Interested,  and walked aoroae the street to this"  establishment aind saw the Chinaman  deposit his goods on the counter. Mr.  Clark examined' 'them closely and turned them over and seemed 'to be quite  siitlsfled: with the work. When: Johw  came out of the store he was accosted!  by the reporter, who asked if ihe made  nnd sold overalls; The Chinaman replied that he did, and charged $7.C0 per  ilozen pairs. John, said' he ','savvee"  Mr. Clark, who igot "five or six dOzea  pair from him every month."; The  Chinaman made his way towards Chinatown on ODupont street.  'Workingmen should' remember that  ttueyeun buy overalls bearing the union  label In 'this. city. 'We are informed  'tiia.t many merchants .have .their work  done in Chinatown, aind smuggle the  poods 'to andi from the place of maniu-  f-uctiye,: so? as ; to 'keep- this fact con'-  cealed from the public;, We understand  that a vigilance committee will be.  formed -to go thoroughly Into 'this business, when the mames of several prominent houses will be given to the public  as.patrons of Chinese cheap labor.  'It is learned, says the Nanaimo correspondent of. the Seattle P.-I., that  there is a business understanding be-  .iween.O_)unsmuii--.'ind'-'the-'New-Vancou-  ver Coal Co., and that the companiesi  will -resist' the -Miners',' union's demanid  fo'r a 10 per cent, advance next month.  The strike of all the .colliers on- Vancouver Island! is predicted by persona  in touch with .both sides. It is believed  that Superintendent Robins, now returning from England, comes back with/  instructions to decline the demanded  advance. The Dunsmuins are determined to keep the Alexandra mine closed until the men agree.to work on  tlielr conditions.  Japanese *immigiration. ���'.';���:  A despatch from Washington, D. C.,  says that .the complaln'ts in Bnitishi Columbia .regarding the increasing immigration of Japanese cheap labor lends  'special interest to the latest figures on  the subject received  by? the   Uni'ted  States Treasury Department 'from the  American Immigration officers stationed In that province.  Similar complaints  to those. madein (British Columbia .are  being constantly heardl from the State  of Washington.    'The ; effort's   of the  Treasury department, however, to show1:  that Japanese are being brought? inte  the  United States.from, the province  under contract .as  laborers have not  been very successful. The immigration  bureau 'has. received, figures ������.' showing  that 'she 'number of Japanese arriving  in British Columbia *��� iri   theT'last/'sBcf  months of  1900  was, 2,121,  as  against  only,1,719  'in  the    corresponding :,six  mphtns.of,1899. As tie ratio of increase  in this class 'of: immigration into the  United States/has been about the; same,  the officials here are in. a good position  to. appreciate ,tilie.state, of feeling in  Bri'tsh Columbia." .By.   months .in  the  last 'half of 1900 the number of Japanese immigrants landing in.' British; Co-,  lumbia! is given,as follows: ? July,?899;  August,  406;  September,  555; Octooer,  290; November, 266, andi December, 205.  For, the same months,the year before  the. liumbers were respectively 163, 204,  501. 166, 1S9 and! 74. ���.Commissioner-Gen-  eral iPowderley. of the immigration bureau, recently ...���said in ihis -report con-,  cerning the immigration of Japanese:  '���Special  investigation by.anotllceriof  the Dureau furnishes corroboration of  the. belief that the alien contract labor  laws are being constantly viola'ted, particularly iin the Puget; 'Sound district,  Unless the exlgertcies of the Japanese  government, now? in need '"of. its' subjects,,  shall   avail,; to. check; the, tide  which  as set 'in   through the northwest 'Pacific ports, the bureau apprehends that,the trouble already resulting In northwestern States .-will reach  an acute, stage .within a'short time."  The officials of the Japanese legation  here ihave-started an inquiry with tlie  home: government to ascertain w-hy, if  it is-true, the emigration of Japanese  has Increased.? The   legation., officials  have maintained, ever   since the first  complain ts=w*ere:^_ri*_ide^^iK'^iiWnt_r_?  ago, that the, influx of Japanese Jn British Columbia and iWashlng*ton would  soon decrease, as it was saldi that the  Japanese government ���had' taken measures to accomplish/ that end.  called a manufacturing country, and  withou't .the establishlnen't of schoolsi  of 'tertunology' amd' industrial art we  cannot hope to enter the world's markets Wrth our products or even retain  our Jiome marke't. Canada paj-s millions every year to 'the superior artisans of other countries, every cent  of which- represents a foreign, tax  volum.tarils*' paid in consequence of ignorance  and want  of  skill  at home.  o  It .need not be pointed' out that the  greater part of this money would go  to Canadian artisans did' they possess  the requisite skill and knowledge "to  successfully compete -with the artisans  of countries ln which technical education is provided by the state. The Dominion government has ,in' recent years  spent -vast' sums'in disseminating  knowledge pertaining to agriculture  and dairying���knowledge obtained' by  experimenting at farm and dairy stations wholly maintained by the state.  The Geological Survey In the same  manner investigates and report* upon  th'e mineral resources of the country.  What the federal government: is doing  for farmers, for dairymen, and- for  those interested in mining industries,  should be done, for the artisan amd the  manufacturer. What experimental  farms"do for agriculture, what dairy  stations do for dairying, what ithe Geological Survey does for mining, technical] education' of. the highest kind would  do for the arts and manufactures. ORe-  allzing. this, andi' that without trained  artisans the development of .Canada's  vast naituraJ resources camnot be undertaken1, 'the boards of trade throughout the country :have decided, to approach the Dominion! government with'  a definite scheme'ifor ,the establishment  of technical schools maintained' wholly  or in. part by the state, andi it is of the  utmost importance -that'the labor organizations of Canada' should co-operate with' these boards of trade and  press upon, the.government the necesr  sky for immediate action'."  The Favorite Smoke  Union men smoke the Earl of Minto Cigar.  Why? Because it is Union Made.  Turner, Beef on if* Co.  Wholesale Aiieata  VANCOUVER, VICTORIA. NELSON, B. C.  P. O. BOX 296.  PHONE 179.  w. j. McMillan & co.  Wholesale Grocers and Provision Merchants.  Royal Seal, Lord Nelson,  Enchantress Cigars.  Corner Alexander Street and Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  UNION  MADE  JiimeK Wilks, the organizer of the  We'stern Federation) of Miners, will arrive at Kamloops to-day, with the object of forming a 'Miners' union in that  section. There are a large number of  miners in Kamloops and the Immediate  vicinity. ���  FL-INT'S BROMO * GRIPPE CURE,  neve.- falls t.i completely ou:'e a col J  within 24 hours. Gives ^nstant-rellef���  guaranteed,. your money back. 25c;*  box'at-McDowell,- iVt'kins', Wn<son Co.  TECHNICAL ISCIH001--S;  In the circular in reference to technical schools sent out iby the Ottawa  AMied Trades and i-abor association,  It I.s pointed out that the labor men of  the 'Dominion have been afitta'ttag for  the establishment of technical education for fourteen years. Tlie result has  been the enactment of some provincial atfts 'which) proved .that under certain circumstances provincial aid)  Bh'all Ibe given <to mumlcipalltes in  which schools am? established. The  circular says: "The question is, however, one of greater national than provincial Importance. . ? 'It is admitted  that if: wo are to hold .our. own in the  great Industrial warfare now in progress, we mu��.t be. equipped with the  neee'ssary means of enabling our native. population to enter iriib the arts  and manufactures. -Ours cannot  be  .PRESIDENT 'RAH-teH SMITH.  ..-The Ottawa Citizen   prints_.a;  very  complimentaryi article'"about iPresid'ent  Smith".'...-It..says:   'tMr.   jRaliyh'iSmith,  president of the 'Domlnon Trades Congress. ". and  memher 'of. the Commons  for Vancouver.district, lias arrived,, for  the session.,- 'Mr. Snii'th .is an example  of, what can he aceompllshedi In. this  country by a,man of ability.   "Mr. Smith,  emigrated* 'from  England .eigit'-or- ten  years ago, .came to.'U'hie country ������without Influence or friends', and to-day Is  a-member, of the Dominion' parliamentj  undisputed leader :of: ithe Habor move-,  ment in. 'Canada, andi a man. of.un-.  doubted power.. ; arr. Smith has ability  and personal magnetism.   He is an jit-,  tractive ;man.. and- no one so 'far has  (uttered: doubt as to "'the genuineness of  his? convictions   and   .the .sincerity'- of  his efforts in behalf of organized labor.  Mr. Smith, is the piikJ secretary of.:the  Nanaimo -Miners' union, ?and has done  more than any other 'man to 'build up  the'-. interests of . the  ���workingmen  on  t'he-Pacific.coast.?? TV-hen : 'Mr.^Mulock  organiized! ihis labor department, .he.o'f-  tered Qrr. Smi'th the position of .deputy-  'minister, "but the la'bor. leader deelinedl  M-r. Smith ;first entered public Jifeat  trie;-last  provincial- electionsaWeld    in  British Columbia.  He.ran for Nanaimo  arid- buried one . of iMr.: Joe Martin's  cabinet ministers. ?*W_ien?:the iDomiri-  'lori Trades Congress ". met in .Ottawa  in September.last.itwas the unanimous  desire of.the delegates.thatjMr.'Smith  should! enter the federal arena,,where  'We. would tie able to do jnere? for. the  workingmen than in a a house confined-  to-'the consideration' of purely provincial .;.' issues.   Mr. ? Smith' said *h,e  -was  iri the hands'of. the Miners' iinibn, and  his Nanaimo friends.   -A strongly word-  .'ea. telegram was sent: 'west, -and, the  next; day a reply was received conveying' the sanction1 of theiMiners';. union  to ?Mr. Smith running 'for. federal Ihon-;  ors.  The elections were sprung- in,.less  than,two months later; and "Mr. Smith  ���entered the fight, defeating his Conservative and iDlbernl opponents.   He en-  ters��parllament thoroughly pledged to  lndtep.endentL_acHon,?_and__?liig^ friends.  The Union Label Scores  Another Success.       J^g^aJjJ)*'  The " Kinp Qualitr " Sboo hasbeen ��w��r4��ith�� GoH U'ial  V" ���the highest award at tlie Paris EijxxiMoo. Ail focda Mamyad w��A  UKIO"NrXiABEI>   Bt sure tbat " King Quulitj" ie branded on year zhoat, -wkiA  means perfectJjatisfaetion.  Made by THE J. D. KING CO., Limited, Toronto.  In the new century the "Russian calendar will be tihe same as thatof the  res';, of the world. There will be no leaji  years for the first h-alf of the century  and that will cause: the 1st of January  to come aroundi in -Russia at"the ^ame  time as im other countries. ���?  It i:io  ��������' 1 75  28 00  22 00  20 00  @   1400  MARKET QUOTATIONS.  'Vancouver,'Feb/2,1900.  [Corrected by Foran Bros., grocers, 344  Carrall street.]  Flour���  Manitoba Hungarian, suck,  50 lbs...?.    J 1 35  Grain-  Chicken Wheat, 100 lbs     1 75  Oats, ton.....................   25 00  liran,ton   Shorts, 1 ton.   Feed���  Hay, ton    12 00  Sugar���  Sugar, Suck ".     5 75  Vegetables-  Potatoes, 100 lbs...:     1 00  Turnips, 100 lbs..        65  Onions, lb    '  Cabbage, lb  S  Celery, ,12 buuehs........?...     - 20  Farm Produce-  Eggs, doz. Iresh        M  Eggs Case, Manitoba, doz..  liuitcr, Creamery, prints....  Butter, Creamery, in tubs lb  Butter, Dairy, prints   Butter, Dairy, in tubs, lb....  Cheese, Ontario, lb   Cheese, Manitoba, lb. old...  Lard, lb   Lard 3.1b. pails   Lard 5-lb. pails   Lard 10-lb. pails   Lard20-lb pails   Fruit-  Apples, local, box   Oregon Apples, Box   Vernon Apples, box   Oranges, doz   Lemons, doz   Japan Oranges, Box   Bananas, doz   20  .30  -10  :B  35  2S  15 ?  15  ���''. 15"  17  ? 15   '.-  ?15  45  :    45  70  ,70  1 4.  '-'   1 40  2 75  ������;��� 2oo  '    75 "  :?:i25-  2 00  .2 20.  1 75 ���-.  .1 75  ,20     ::  ,,"���30  10    ���'-  ��� .'���:��� 15  8S-'--  -: 45  *3(1  ? .35  i m vi��m  From Thoir Kanaitno, Southfleld and  Protection Island Collieries,  ��team, Cias  aod  House Coal  Oi the Following Grades: ��  Double Screened Lump,  Run of the Mine,  Washed Nut and  Screenings.  SAMUEL M.-ROBINS,-Superintendent.  EVANS, COLEMAN <t* EVANS, Agents,  Vancouver City, B. C.  CANADIAN     I  v;Y-a^PA���IVi=*��*  [Corrected by Burrard Inlet Meat Company,  300 Cordova street west.  Meats���  Heel, lb   Mutton, lb   Veal, lb   Pork, lb.   Ham,lb   Bacon, lb   ' 8  10  IS  20  15  IS  .18  15  IS.  20 i  have every confidence that he will command the .respect of .the "house.' Mr.  Smith reports tiat organizedi labor is  In fairly good shape in the west. Mr.  Smith Is an ardent ad\,\3cate of arbitration and says it ia malting rapid pro-  grew in the west. ?Employers are now  commencing lo -realize the benefit of  unions and are encouraged by them.  Mr. Smith says that Premier Dune-  muir consented to the formation of  unions at the three mines he controls.  Mr. Smith' will probably Introduce bills  and! amendments to strengthen, the  weak points in1 the present labor legislation', and kvep a sharp lookout on all  legislation to see that -.ho Interests of  the working people are protected."  Saturday Night, Mac-  pherson's   Committee  ...Rooms...-  HASTINGS ST., near HOMER.  Hon. Jos. Martin, ex-Aid.  Baxter,���Robt Macpherson,  Jos. Dixon  and others will  speak.  COME ONE!   COME ALL!  ISo far as at present knoivn, there  will ibe no contest Jn' Nanalmo, and the  I.abnr canJidnie," Mr. .1. H. Hnwi-hoi'ii-  tlnvalte. will so In  b.v - acclniiiniiuu.  To cure la grippe,Inside of 4S hours  tato. FLINT'S BRCXMO GKIRPE  OURiE. Guajnmteed. 2fc. box at Mc-  Dowt.ll,  Atkins, "Walson Co.  Workingmen's  Pants�����=s^  All Wi ol Twiwl PanU���Hindi  .-[leoiiilly to .-itaml rough usiiku���  imiili! by people who have .shown a  whole lot of " savoy " in the making  uf workmen's clothes.  The Pants aro in many patterns,  look all right and will wear like  iron.  Prices   $1.25,  $1.50,   $1.75,   $2.00.  PACIFIC  LINE  World's  Scenic  Route  LOWEST RATES. BEST SERVICE.  To all points in Canada and the United States. ��� -  THE FASTEST AND BEST EQUIPPED TRAIN  CROSSING THE CONTINENT.  SAILING FOB JAPA1. AXD  CHINA.  Empress of China. February 2oth  Empress of India March 25th  Empress of Japan. April 15th.  and every four weeks thereatter.  SAILINQ FOR HONOLULU AKD AUSTRALIA.  Warritnoo ,M��rcb 8th  Sliowera April Sth,  Aorangi KaySrfl,-  and every four weeks thereafter.  For further particulars as to time ratel etc.,  apply to  E. 1. COYLE, JAMES SCLATEK,  A. Q.P.A.   - Ticket Agent,  Vancouver, B. C.     .:. 42S Hastings St,  Vancouver, B. 0  Johnston,   Kerfoot   &   Co.,  Vancouver's Big Clothieri., Hatters   and   Men's   Furnishers,  104   and    I0��   COltDOVA   STWET.  Black Lang-  shang Pullets  and Cockerels.  |toek took First Prize at 1900 Poultry  ShoVr at \ ancouvcr.   Price *2 upwards.  tggs $1.50 frer 13.  ughthoii-e!1   '���>".' D. Jones  W. A. McDonald H. XV. Robinsox  Telephone <isi.  Western Cartage Co  Trucks, Drays and Express  Wagons  for all  Purposes.  ORDfBS TAKEN fOB WOOD AND CQAL  Office: 314 Cambie Street- THE INDEPENDENT.  SATOJRDAT  . FEBRUARY I*,. 1901.  DRIFTWOOD.  Built a ml run by Luc Vernon.  BUHiiu'sa rooms Any oW place.  Editorial room Wherever my rem is paid.  [Pieces washed uj> by the tide, boomed, sawed,  ���pllt and piled for thu jieriiHal and pastime of  EatU-up stibsiTibers, aliso for those who beg,  orrow nn it steal The independent i�� order  that they niav enjoy a little aunshine us thev  journey through this vale of tears.)  The lari^eat dlrtjnonii known ia the ace-  It  Im the struggle to keep up ajipearaiiees  that keeps a good many people dowu.  Doetor.s should be pluetid tn the front rmikr*  in time of war, beeause they aro so pnul at  iliAr^lug.  The senMhl-j man never eomplains. If he  I'reakf. liis K's he Is always, thankful that It  isn't his iteek.  The refritfenitm* trust which is forming in  the United State** .������hould furnish iee for the  .remains oi tlie c.���:!.._ trust.  We have so*n a ilcli ruin's son begin where  his father left off, mid'end whon- his father  began���penniless,  ���lust a little paper,  Justalittle Ink,  Jolly's up the editor, ���'--.  Makes the buyer think':  t. J-et. ft boy follow his natural business tun-  denotes. So many plow horses are being  ivorkod in carriages.  A big fortune awaits the inventor uf a sawing mauhinu that will collect rents, repair  family breaches and mend bad maimers.  The gentleman who came into The Inuk-  rtspENT oflice purposely to state that King  Edwnrd was a Norwegian, because he is a  VJIking, was hit with the "shooting-stick,"  and now lies in a precarious camlitiou.  knows aught of the practical workings of theae  things can at once see the truth of it. Truly if  the churehe3 would curb the control and  influence of the saloons, they must providi)  their substitutes in the way of places where  warmth is found, where there are paper.-) to  read and a bite to eat. When religion simply  continues to tell humanity ofthe good things  there are and he receives none of tliem, there  will be a decidedly small number of converts.  Above all things else, to accomplish good,  religion must not U* entirely absorbed in  theory.  There are Justus smar: aud intelligent girls  among the poor rhus of people on this earth as  among thu rich. Ueeause. a girl is poor and is  compelled to work for her living it Is uo reason  that sho must bu elas.--.od as sho is by a great  many folks asa'-ktunvuolhlug." In my wanderings o'er thla earth I havo found that out of  100 girls of wealthy parents, who play lovely on  the piauo, tlicre was only one girl who could  cook a roast fit for a man to eat, while out of UH>  poor girls, there wero only live who could play  "Annie Laurie", after a fashion on the organ,  but tho other {Ni could get up a dinner that \  would make a man say: "Well, she eooks just |  like my mother."  Let it Whistle.  The wind was whistling about the eaves, now  high, now low, but unceasingly whistling.  Outside all was gloom, aud in the large draughty  hall where the lights flickered sat a man who  was listening to the whistling of the wind.  Though the scene was one which an old-time  novelist would have'used in order to give an  impression of misery or to lead up to a midnight murder, the'man in the gusty hall, was  the picture of happiness. 1-lut see! Another  now enters. They converse. Let us listen.  . "Jt ia an awful night, how the wind  whistles!"  " Yes; isn't it lovely to hear tlie wind ? "      .;,  " What, do you enjoy it" "  " Certainly. Though it has been whistling  for hours, it hasn't whistled " Just Because She  .Made Dent Goo-Goo Eyes."   Let it whistle.  to agitate, and sooner or later, if your cause is  just and right, you will have the people on  your side, that is people whose influence and  opinions are worth anything in the community.  A Pennsylvania clergyman has preached for  fifty years in one parish without pay. How it  must worry his parishioners to think they  cau't cut down his salary because ol, tho feebleness of advanced years.���Post-Intelligencer.  It'is a deplorable sight to see a f30 per month  counter jumper spending $5 on Sunday for a  buggy to whif-k a girl around town when his  old mother hus to borrow enough potatoes for  supper from a neighbor.       !   ,  Some folks before the wedding have money  enough to buy a wedding cake ?" high. Some  folks shortly after'the .wedding'hnve not the  ' money to buy a loaf of baker's bread <"�� cents  high  Peculiar isn't it?  If somepcople.who think bad of us?  Know, their actions, we condemn*,  They could not think as bad of us  As we think bad of them.  "O.my friends, there are'some spectacles  ihflt one never forgets! "said a lecturer after  giving a graphic description of a terrible accident he had witnessed.  : "I'd like to know where they sells 'em,  remarked an old lady in tbe audience, who is  always mislaying her glasses.  'We note with unalloyed delight  As we patiently journey along;  That we are nearly always right  .And the other fellow's wrong.;   .  ���" Those who uuive in the middle classes of  society furnish the most beautiful women.  The. prettiest girls in Vancouver .work for u  living ut our dry goods and millinery establishments, utc;, etc.-.  When Mrs Lease broke -with the Populists in  the United States, she boldly declared that she  "reserved the right to change her mind from  what she said yesterday to meet the condition  of to-day, so long as I am convinced that some  'good for myself may be accomplished by so  doing." This is probably the:way she feels in  aaking to be relieved from the burdens, of  married life and a husband.  Once upon a time it chanced that, a child  accosted a man, saying: " Papa may we play  in the street?".:  The man replied and spake: "I sliouldsay  no-   To-dayis Sunday." '��� y.( :  ���And the child came backat the manpresently j  and quoth:."But, papa, we call it a sacred  concert." And the man said nothing since  there was nothing to say.  Abandoned.  Chapter I.���lie said 1 was beautiful, audi  knew he was right, for my.skin was^ as softas  satin aud white as ivory, my figure slender  aud elegant, Our Urst. meeting was iu a shop,  and he made no attempt to disguise his admiration. He praised mu up to the skies,- und  called me "very dear." ,v  Chapter IL���l-'rom that day and for many  months, we were inseparable. He gazed with  affection at my wonderful complexion, mi-  graceful figure, and pressed me to his lips. His  embrace* was tenderness itself, and whenever  some trifling accident marred my .beauty���if  only for a single day���his anxious solicitude  knew no bounds. At night 1 rested on velvet  pillows, and by day I accompanied him where-  ever he went-  Chapter UL���He always enjoyed my society  even when n-thing else afforded him pleasure;  he would turn  to me���and  hot  in   vain-*for  comfort and  relief, when, all   other  friends  proved faithless.   O, why was it not fated to be  o'vt'f thus. :Alas, one day, in a public thorough-  fafes fluid a heavy fall, and though it was his  fault, I was never the same to him as  before, j  This cruel misadventure fairly broke me down, j  True he endeavored afterwards to make amends |  forhis harsh treatment.  Chapter IV.���He treated me with the greatest  consideration and loaded me with . silver, but  the light of former days had gone out. He  tried to love mo as before, but in vain. His  feelings had undergone a complete change, and  now I am nothing but a miserable wreck of my  former self. Here I lie all alone iu my 'sorrow  ���a forsaken broken meerschaum pipe.  The Krnl. , .  A Wonderful Diet.  " My dear," said Mr. Make, " I ordered to-day  a five-pound package of roasted graiii which is  said to be an excellent substitute for coffee.  We will use it hereafter iustcad of coffee."  "Why, John!" gasped Mrs. Blake.  " And I ordered a hundred-pound can of what  is called 'Nutty-Nut.'   We will u.-e it instead of  butler," continued Mr. itlnke, calmly.  "John!" exclaimed Mrs. Hlakc.  " I also ordered several buahels of raw peanuts.   You will have them boiled forr12 hours,  and wo will use them exclusively  in  place of  meat.   lam informed lhat they areas nutritious aud much more heathful," continued Mr.  ttlako.  "What'.'" cried Mrs. Illake.  *' You will also itnd among the things when  they come various other preparations of grains  aud nuts, the names of which have slipped my  mind, but which we will use iu place of bread  ami cake aud potatoes and pastry and deserts  generally.   Ami I almost forgot to add that In  the future we will not use pepper, salt, spices  and pickles.   I have learned that they are very  unwholesome, indeed," continued Mr. Blake.  "Goodness gracious,John, have you gone  daft on the subject of health food V " demanded  Mrs. It-hike.      '.  " No, my dear, not atall," replied Mr. Blake,  t'but'I think we will find what its devotees call  a rational diet extremely useful iu this emergency." <>.'���-  " What emergency?" asked Mrs Blake.  " Your mother's proposed visit, my dear,"  replied Mr. Blake. "I really am afraid that the  dear old lady may not slay loug enough to  realize all the benefits from it, but even then  we will have the satisfaction of knowing that  we have done our best to teach her how lo live  properly." Then Mr. Blake went into the next  room to wink at himself and chuckle.  It is the presumption that the aim aud end of  education is to fit people for the responsibilities of life. It would be interesting to know,  ib'this connection, how a course in geometry  tita a girlto make bread and pics for her hus-  band?  A man who boards tt one of the leading  boarding houses in Vancouver comes to the  breakfast table every morning, sweeps the  board with his eyes,, then closes them and  mutters: " Hebrews l"-:8." Finally hin landlady decided to borrow a bible and investigate,  nnd the shock nearly prostrated her, as it will  you if you do likewise.  -.1��� -^������^Saloon^vs.J-'hureh.-^^W-������  The people of this age, who have at heart  Lhc reformation of mankind, know that this  desired state is ouiy to be brought about by  means practical. The saloons of Vancouver  have sheltered many a strange and homeless  one this wiutor. These places are warm and  ��11 sorts and conditions of people Hocked thither for protection from the wintry blasts. They  might for the most part, have retired to the  churches, bat they are cold, generally closed,  especially during week dnys, and uninviting.  Religion _.*-. not practical. They readily see  that to keep up the spark of life in the body,  they must go, perhaps to a less pure, but a  ���warmer and  more open (dace.   Anyone who  Why We Know.  -'���-. Harry .Sibble, Agitator. -    "-',-.  II. Sibble, tlie man who has political and reform ideas of his own, nnd avIio is not one mite  backward in stating his opinions is very busy  in revising the book of Psalms, and bringing  them up as he .says, ������ to thu "days of progress  and enterprise," is an individualwho is looked  upon as an agitator, by some people.: However  lest we, forget, we give one of Mr. Sibble's revised quotations from the 'ii'-rd chapter of the  Psalms':-.  "The politician is my shepherd, I shall want  uo good thing during tiie campaign. He lead-  eth me in the saloon for my votes sake. My  glass of beer runneth over. He prepareth my  ticket in the face of iny better judgement.  And, yea, though J walk .through the mud and  the rain to vote for him, aud shout myself  hoarse, straightway when he is elected he ���  forgeteth mc. Lo, when I meet him in his own ���.  oflice he knoweth me not. Surely the wool has j  been pulled over mine eyes all the days of my |  life." '��� ;..  : A friend of mine iu speaking of Mr. Sibble  said: " Of all classes of people the. agitator, or  men witli the views of Harry Sibble, are the  worst with which any community can be  burdened. Unfortunately there are people  who turn a willing; car to such men as Sibble,  with the result that a mountain" is erected out  of amolehllL"        ���  Now we differ from our friend in regard to  Mr. Sibble, or any other man that claims the  agitator, as he sees tit to mention Mr. Sibble, "is  the worst which any community can be  burdened." While Mr. Sibblo has many ideas  of reform that we do not approve of, he also has  a great many ideas that we do approve of.  The agitator is good in a community when  certain emergencies arise. Agitation is the  lever which moves the world to noble deeds. Jt  is only by agitation that certain great aims are  attained. Agitation stira the sluggish waters  and sets peoplcto^thinking^and-when-people  begin to think, they, usually understand aud  demand their rights. The Jnuei-ksdemt, Geo.  Hartley, editor, is an agitator for the rights of  workingmen and the union label. Kvery good  in the world has been accomplished by agitation, every evil overthrown. An editor who in  afraid to discuss a question pertinent to the  hest interests of the city, who is afraid of losing  a few subscriptions or an "ad" or two, of  cours).* Is not expected to appear In the role of  an agitator. There is something above dollars  and cents in conducting a newspaper that  advocates early and lute for the working elasn  of humanity. Bare to tell the truth, or dare as  Mr. Sibble docs,   whether   right   or   wrong,  ,. The Umbrella. ��� ,  U is almost impossible nowadays to imagine  a person who would object to carrying an umbrella in the rain. When it is raining you are  muchsurpriscd not to see a man or woman in  Vancouver without an umbrella. Yet Montaigne, who lived three centuries ago, declared  that the umbrella was a "gn-.iter burden to a  man's hand than relief to his head." Later  than this, in Addison's time, i.icrc was much  ridicule of a certain man who, leaving a famous  hotel or tavern as called in that day, sent hack  for an umbrella when he found it was raining,  Ifa man appeared in the streets publicly  with an umbrella in the early part of the  eighteenth century, he was sure to be treated  with shouts of derision. 4_ , .  Montaigne's objcetioTf'to the weight ofthe  umbrella was, in his time and for two centurios  afterwards, quite a justifiable one. It was a  small umbrella then which weighed three and a  half pounds. Instead of the thin rain-proof  fabrics which now form the covering of umbrellas, nothing better was known than leather or  oil-cloth. The ribs were of wood, or of whale-  oone, andsuch a thing as a steel rod was, of  course, unknown. The stick was usually of  heavy oak. Many umbrellas had the additional incumberance of feathers over tiie top, on  tlie theory of "shedding water off a duck's  back." But the oil-cloth and leather umbrellas, notwithstanding the feathers, were apt to  leak." y. ;. " ������   '/   .".. :'--.,-',-:"  Properly speaking, there are no such things  as "umbrella factories."   The umbrella maker  puts the parts of the umbrella together.   Only  that.   All the separate portions that form the  whole are inat!cr at differcut shops,   It   was a  great discovery when steel. frame manufacturers found that hollow steel  ribs were just as  good as solid ones.: As the smallest umbrella  has at least seven ribs, this discovery, lessened  the weight of umbrellas very materially.   The  com mon paragon frame has eight ribs.   Some  umbrellas', of thekind that are called "family  umbrellas,", are good to go Ashing with, aud  have as many as sixteen ribs.   It is not quite  [-fifty years since the paragon frame was invented.   Jt was patented by Samuel Fox, in lftW,'  and  has   had  more   to do  with   imparting  strength, lightness,- and elasticity? to the umbrella than anything else.'-.! A'- book  could be  written about the various materials from which  umbrella handles are made.   The partridge,  or loirc, as it is called in France, is one of the  best natural woods.; It comes, from a tree of  Africa, und is hard on the outside and soft on  the inside.  The Arabian vine is a beautiful,  extermely hard,,wood.   Another is the Weich-  sel.   Tlie Malaga is ashinging, straight, smooth :  stick, susceptible of a  high  polish/Ebony, |  pearl, rosewood, silver, Dresden  china, gold  aud pure ivory are some ofthe popular materials for high priced umbrella handles.   A very  popular umbrella is one that by simply touching a spring iu the handle it instantly opens*  Curious umbrellas come to light now and again.  One we have seen lately can be taken apart and  put in' one's pocket. % The stick  is of  wood,  about an inch in diameter.  The cover can be  turned 'Inside out and  folded into a  small  bundle.   By touching* a spring the  ribs come  off, straighten out, und may be placed in  the  hollow of the stick,  which is then a  presentable walking stick.. Another that was  lately  brought to a shop iu Vancouver to be repaired  is still more ingenious.  The ribs arc stowed  away in the centre and the owner has a walk-  ing stick, but in the centre there is also a rapier, which may be drawn out.   Another neat invention  is a hollow stick  which  contains a  camp chair.   Three steel supports are pressed  out of the top of the stick, a triangular piece of  canvass put on, and a seat is ready which it at  least'as comfortable as a bicycle saddle.-""^*  of Japanese laborers on its line as a failure is  denied by Ueorgo K. Midzutani, manager of the  Oriental Trading company's store otKallspcll,  which furnishes a large proportion of the  Japanese labor for that road. On the contrary,  his company is preparing to supply a large  number of men for railroad building in that  section and to erect a hospital for their accommodation in case of sickness.  "My company is getting ready to supply a  large number of men for railroad building in  this section." said Mr. MidzutanL "The most  important and the one requiring the most men  will be on the cut-off to Llbby, which 1 have  reimon to think will be built during the summer. We have along the Kalispcll division  about Tf-U men, and have rearranged this  building so as hi furnish up a hospital of our  own. We will be able to accommodate sixteen j  patients ut .'*r**t, and will have a Japanese doe. J  tor. The men will be assessed .V) cents per  mouth to provide medical attendance and  medicines.  ������ This has beeome necessary for tho reason  that very few Japanese understand Knglish  ami can't tell the nurses. In the regular hospitals about thuir ailments. About March or  April we are going to put up a largj building  near the depot, it will L e used as an oflice aud  warehouse for the Oriental Trading company,  and the top floors will be titled up into a modern hospital, which will accommodotc a large  number of patients. We wilt then have two  doctors and a corps of experienced nurses."  Mr Mid.aituni slated that, his company was  always looking out for the interests of his  countrymen and supplied 'them at cost price  with most of the wearing appure! they needed.  Until the merchuuts complained about it, the  shipments for the company were franked  through by the lailroad company. Xow, however, they pay their transportation charges on  gooiis the same as other juerchunts. These  charges were not.included in the price of the  goods to the men, us they were charged only  for the actual cost of the goods; less the freight  charges. ''   *...'.".���" "  MOUNT  PLEASANT  BAKERY.  rtain and Fancy Bread and Cakes.  Prompt Delivery.  -BOOC-,  ooooug  I The Female Labor Party I  FOR ARBITRATION.  So Declares the Chief of Mew' Jersey's  Bureau  of Labor.  The following 'contribution from the pen of  \V. Htninsljy, ulilef of the bureau of laborof New  .ler.'-ey, luul pliice ilia copyrighted symposium  on labor published in the Sew Year's edition of  The Christian Ueruld.  You usk for my views on the reforms which  the century should bring into tlie world of  lnbor, especially us lo thu establishment of  labor courts, the. abolition of strikes unci tho  addition to the president's cabinet, of u secretary of labor. Tne general discontent now prevailing throughout the world aiming those who  may be designated tlie working clasacs would  scorn to indicate the necessity of such reforms  in tlie relations of employer and : employee us  ���well us make,each better uc.-uuintcd with the  aspirations, responsibilities ami difficulties of  the other.:  holds the balance of power whon" it oom.es to a ^  question of Kitchex furniture, and that is the *$  subject we are most interested in. We Want ^  Every Working Man to give us an opportunity ^*  of showing the good points of McClary's .** #  famous Ranges It is the best and tlie terms <\\  aro easy. ��  126 ilastinps St. Y  & 24 Cordova St. T  McLennan,  Mcfeely & Co*  LE AND   RETAIIi  DEALERS   TN  Hardware  WHOLESALE AND   RETAIL  DEALERS   IN  Shelf and Heavy  MAIL  ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTuUNiTION.  ..Thai* Our $7.50 Dinner Set  is the Best Value in the  City  It wears.  It U one'of the latest shapes.  it is made of the best material obtainable.  We've been in the business for years l have  studied and observed until we know all  the ins and outs of the business.  \Yo give you the benefit of that study, experience ��ud care.  FREDERICK BUSCOMBE & CO.  CHINi II-LLI, 819 I-AHTIHU'ST-UtKT.-      '      ,   -  In Slam, as in India, China, Burma, anil other  Asiatic countries, the carrying of an umbrella  is a mark of rank. Cue of the titles of the king  of ilurmti is " Lord of the Twenty-four Umbrellas." In China them are umbrellas of the  most costly brocades and silk stuffs which  lliose in high life may use. But the common  people iu China dare not use an umbrella of  any kind of cloth or of anything but paper.  ���I.ui: V.'Iino.n.  JAPANESE FOR LABOR.  More of the Little Brown Men Coming lor Work  on the Great Northern.  The llutlc, Mont., Ilevellle didn't pin much  faith in the rtceut report that the Great North-  em liallroad company would dispose of its  Japane. e labor. It knew that the (ircat Northern system was one ofthe cheapest John layouts that ever existed. Its.mititagumcnl, its  equipment and Its service la conceded lo be the  rottencst of any other railway iu the United  States. So, when the re|K>rt was sent broadcast that the company intended to part with its  cheap labor the news was printed iu this paper  without comment, with the idea simply in  mind that there was a whole lot to be doubted  In 'Connection with the story. It now transpires, according lo Ihe Kali-pell Ilee, lhat the  story is a myth.   II say^:  A report that the Ureal Northern liallroad  company intend lo abandon tho employment  I hclieve in arbitration as a menus "of scttiiug  labor disputes after the principals have iniled  to adjust their dillieulties themselves. Indeed,  it is only in that way that any just settlement  may be effeeled. tVhcu a dispute becomes so  intense as to verge on. a slrlke llie principals  tire oi* all persons the least competent to get at  the merits of itand determine which side is  right; il i.s only an impartial third party who  can do that. The public interests require that  all such disputes should be arbitrated, and tlie  side refusing io submit its.case for seltlewent  in tlml way ought to receive the'severest censure that public, opinion can inllict.  ���Many of our slates have enaered JIaws establishing boards of arbitration in the interest  ofthe public, but Ihe results of their works  seem milch below, what was expected from  tlicin. -Tlie failure is generally attributed to  the fact that their power is simply advisory;  offers of meditation byYhem are frequently  rejected.-by one or both of. the parties to a  labor dispute.. To give these boards authority  lo intervene, regardless of what the principal!,  might desire, Willi the same authority to en-,  force decisions which the courts possess,?wouid  seem to bo the only way of making their work  effective. r'As a. theory such a. course would  seem to be free from any serious objection; it  would only be necessary, to liud out the right  of the matter in dispute, which liiiglu be  wholly on one side ; or. partly, on both,, and  decide accordingly: bin if the findings should  not be acquiesced in by tiie party'in fault, then  how would the public regard the. measures  which must necessarily be taken ?to enforce  them?  Assuming the cause of trouble to be the discharge of some workmen by an employer ami  thai'the court, finding tlie reasons given for  dismissal not satisfactory, should order them  restored to their places. Tlie employer has no  choice between taking back men he does not  want in his employ und whom he has already  discharged or incurring the? penalty of contempt of the court,, which could be no other  than fine aud, if persisted lu, imprisonment.  Tlicre are al the present lime many instances  of labor disputes having been satisfactorily  settled by volunteer arbitrators, in whote  hands both sides were! willing lo leave their  cause. The. intelligence, good judgment and  high personal character of these men being regarded as sufficient guarantee that the conclusions reached by them, no matter which side  was favored, would be just aud cqaittiDlc.  "Uod is invisible, and the czar Is far off" is a  proverb among the Kussiati peasantry, eloquently expressive of wrongs inflicted by irresponsible underlings. The pathetic note  running through lt finds an echo in.the heart  ;0f"TnaiT_nuT^liu7riiSir^v6rknien, from whom  Ihe president or other supreme olllcer ot the  corpuruliou lhat employs him is as -'far off" as  is the Itussiau autocrat from the peasant.  To remedy these things I believe that every  corporation shotildhave sitting at its council  board, on perfectly equal terms with the other  directors, a representative man who would par-1  tieularly represent the Interests of labor and  see lo it tlml in shaping its policy due consideration lie liven to them. This rcprescuta-  tlon should be based on stock wlilch the corporation might place within reach, of lhelr  workmen, on terms adjusted to their means  and whlcli they should be encouraged lo buy.  He would then have a means of making his  wants known and adjusting his grievances  without resorting to strikes, aud this, 1 believe,  would be of iullnltoly greater advantage to him  and to the public Uihu the appointment by the  president of a secretary of lalior iu the cabinet  of the chief executive of the nation.  NOTICE  Of Removal  The Imperial  The finest line . of SPECTACLES and  EYEGLASSES in British Columbia, and  vou will iind the prices right. Our doc '  tor of optics examines eyes free.  ���XATB 01'  ': '?: sts.  CUIItAlil.  AND HASTIXIIS  KAVK  HKMOVKD TO  56 CORDOVA ST.  AVluiru it lias opened first-class Tea  and Coffee Rooms in connection with  thci liitkory. Tlie public arc re<\nested  to'jiivu thu firm it trial.  (.'oiirteoin.  treatment ol' our patrons  and tlie best of goods is our motto.  KENT e�� TIMMS.  Macfarlane & Roome  Reat Estate and Insurance Agents.  442   Westminster Avenue  Have properties ol" all kinds in every  part of the liity for sale or for rent.  I.VSUUAXCK IN 'All.  1t.s IJltANCHKI..  We arc always pleased to give or gel  information. When requiring! anything  in our linn give us a call.  UO COUDOVA SfREET.  Wo are prepared to supply  all your wants. Every purchaser shall get lull value  fur their mouev. .Make out  your list and come to-  GALLOWAY'S..  139 Hastings and  "14 Arcade  ��� It. Campbell & Son, 1 lastings street,  for union made footwear. They keep  I-itdies', Gent's ami Children's Shoes  with the stamp on.  FiiLNT'S BROMO GRWPli :CUaa_..  never, fu'lls to completely oure u. cold  within 21 hours. Gives instant reliof���  Kiiu.ru ii'ieei], your .money buck. 25c.  box ut 'McDowell, AlkinH. Watson Co.  WE CAKRY^>  tlie finest line of Ga-  nong Bros., Battger &  Co., London, and Stewart & Young, Glasgow,  Tlie Latest Specialties  in Confectionery and  Chocolate, Etc."  CAKE$  of the. very best quality,  35c, 40c and 50c per lb.  MONTREAL BAKERY  W6 Westminster Areuue.  ************  :   GEO. HAY   : $  Vancouver's : Pioneer    Clothes     dfo  Renovator, makes a suit new.     ���  Dyeing and Repairing. X  21S Cambie St., Vakcodtke, '      X  ���**���***���*���***  HardieJ^jrhompsoii  Marine and fiencral      ,..->  Consulting Ncelianieal Engineers  520 CORDOVA ST. W., VANCCUVKli, U. 0'.   TKI��� li-  Patentee., and designers ofthe llardie.  ,: Thompson water Hihc boiler. Hew high  speed   reversing engines, and xpcclal  machinery In light sections for mines.  l'KOpm.i.r.ns Dksiosko.  ksoisks Indicatki) am��  Adjusted.  Sole agents in H, c. and >'. W. Territories to  the United Kleiilile Metallic Tubing Co., i.td.  London, Eng.  ROOMS TO LET  witli or without board.    Apply at573 Hornby street.  Mus. D. Waite.  COB. SEYMOUR AND CORDOVA 8T5  (nearC.p K. Station.)  ..Fine old English Ale, Stout and Beer:  ���histoid<Scotch.and Irish whisk?; domestic and imported Cigars. JCrtrr-  thlBg np to the handle.  fa


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