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Array 0  tu.  JtEW YOEK LIFE IKSDILUCCE CO  . The olilcsl ��nd largest international company in tlio world.  Supervised by l>2 go\ criimunts.  Fred Cockburn ��� District Mgr.  Flack Block, Va_.couveb.  0  VOL. 3.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1901.  II. C. PEIIMAXEXT MAS AIM  SAVIJCS CO.  Autlinrln-d Cupltiil   -    ?10,000,000  bubsi-rlliMl C��|iitnl   -   ���    1,W0,(H)0  A-M'|s(ivtT     ....       300,000  Ht'ml Oduu 321 Cnmblo Street, Vuu  cuiiwr, II. C.  NO. li).  C. P. It.  The stnlkera there  are still  firm  their demands.  ln  The trackmen on strike on the Itoss-  land branch aire as 11 rm us ever, as  likewise those on the Columbia and  Western.  The Imperial Umtted express has  now become tihe Imperial Unlimited. It  never arrives on time���being anywhere  betweu 10 to 20 hours late every day.  And still the papers say everything is  O. K. Its true that itihe train leaves  for the east on time "though, and why  shouldn't it?   , '  The sympathy of the citizens oC  Vancouver are stronger to-day than  ever with the 0. P. R. trackmen now  on strike. If the strike continues  much longer .they Will actually become  heroes. Even, "the school children nre  talking- about the matter. One little  tad says "me fodder said we won't  iliave to live on clams eder." And that  Is true. The C. P. R. officials can't  starve 'men into subjection In the  west and the quicker they get that out  of their heads the better It will bo for  all concerned.  at Heron Bay, earlier In the" week.���  Dally Telegraph.  A Tout Arthur correspondent writes  that "things nre getting hot up through  bills country, and In the west the road  Is In awful shape, so 'If we can hold  out for a. couple ot days longer we.  must win."  From Debec Junction, X. B., comes:  "All standing here without a. waver In  our ranks. All with us except the  company." * ������'  Pembroke, Ont.���A public meeting In  the 'interest of the striking tiudkmen of  the C. P. R. was held in the Town  Hall, Pembroke, Mayor Millar In the  ohalr. The hall was densely lilled with  an enthusiastic gathering. The speakers were: Alex. Campbell, and A. Ii.  Lowe,.on behalf of the strikers, And  John Muiu'o, M. L. A., T.ho3. Horn,  iRav. Dr. Bayne, Thomas Hurra}', M.  P., Dr. Moldy, and Mr. Bonlitor of  the Standard. ,  , On the division of the C. P. R. from  Brodkviille to Chalk River all the  trackmen but two went on strike on  June 17 and are still out.  ingly upon this matter for this reason.  I worked fourteen yeirs for ono ioa<'-  master, amd lienor had any fault found  with ine, until suld roadmaster hud a  ilNpute with my ��on. After that, while  he wns over me, I had no living with  hlni. 1 am happy to sny he was removed to another division a.bour the  time lie Intended to 'bounce' me.  "J. H. T."  A Mr. Choate advertised in the dally  press lasit week for bridge builders to  work on the new C. P. It. railway  bridge over False Creek. Some of the  strikers were seen amd representations  made to them that the contract had  ���been let by the company, and that it  Wad nothing further to do with it; that  the^men engaged on  the said bridge  , would not be wonldng for ithe C. P. R.  but .for the contractor. The men twigged, and saild "no thank' you. .We're  not through with our summer holidays  , yet.'" The "contractor" has since given  up the contract, 'because he couldn't  get men.  ���          o  At Montreal on Thursday J. T. Wilson, president of the Biothenliood of  the Railway Tiadkmen of America;  Joseph, Lehnon, of Agasslz, chairman  ���ot fclie-'Commi'ttee of .Railway Trackmen; and A. F. Stout, of Arned, secretary, 'appeared before Judlge Pouquett  on a. charge of crlmln'al l'ibel, laid by  R, C. Montgomery, assistant roadmaster of the Canadian Paclllc Railway,  and gave permanent bonds of $1,000  for their appearance. The 'bondsmen  are F. J. Granger. S. Senary and P.  D. Hamel.  From all'that we can learn the action taken by the general chairmen,  Messrs.- Chas. Pope, B. L. E., A. Shaw.  O. R.' C, and A. XV. Johns, B. R. F.,  will not be conourred ln toy the members of ithelr respeotlve organizations.  These gentlemen say that they feel  that they cannot do anything further  kit the present time. The feeling  among the men -on the Pacilic division as well as the citizens generally is  high and lt would take but very little  persuasion ���!��* the strikers an'd their  friends to Induce 'the train crews to  refuse to run' trains after dark. Passengers and e.cry one else realise the  ���fact that tt is not saife to travel unless  ���competent men are put in charge of  the track. This is net said as a threat  to the company tout simply to protect  the  lives of  braivelleis  and' trainmen,  Engineer Pope.  The Winnipeg Voice In .part says as  follows legarding the actions of Engineer Pope:   "The balance of his letter  Is devoted to a condemnation of lawlessness not on the .part of the traek-  men,   but  of sympathizers,   wlilch  he  seems to assume aie Instigated iby, or  are under the control of the strikers.  Unless he has good1 ground for this assumption,   this 'is   a  reckless   charge.  We join hands with them ln deprecating all  lawlessness,   but    Mr.   Pope's  unctious homily seems to be Inspired  by anxiety for his own, safety, ias much-  as anything,  nnd  Is .perfectly excusable.      Engine-men    - especially . 'see  things' trying to the strongest nerves,  but whilst the engineer is filled with  horror  and  exiplotes lengthily on  the  supposed  crimes  of  the  sympathizers  he   is   scrupulously * careful   to  avoid  saying a word In falvor of the demands  of ,the B. ,R. T. A., or. one that could  In any way reflect on the 'methods' of  the C. P. R. Engineer' Pope ihas a good  job,  and  quite .naturally-and-justifiably 'wants to keep It,' and he Is impatient of any interruption on his comparative piosiperlty,  and so  wiltes  a  good loyal letter, which, so far as it  goes,  Is  far more  In  the Interests of  the, C. P. R. than the trackmen.   Like  thousands  more with a fair wind  on  their quarter, Charles Pope has no objection   whatever  to   trackmen  'being  better paid, and would! perhaps really  like to see It, but taking any risk'or  making  any   exertion ' or  sacrifice   is  quite .another,   (proposition.      Labor's'  struggle  In  the past and  the looming  Waterloos  Jn   the   future,   called   for  and will produce more valiant cham  pious than Charles Pope."  More Constables Dismissed.  ��� Special Railway i-onstables W. .J,  Hobson and A. Ward, ot AVinnipeg, wiho  have ben doing duty between Notoh  Hill and Craigellachle, have been dismissed. These aie the men who  threatened a Craigellachle rancher  with their revolvers, and who have  done more to provoke disturbances of  the peace, than all the strikers combined.  Would Do Justice.  Rcivolstoke Herald: In refusing the  offer of the Jive railway brotherhoods  to bring about a. settlement of the  questions alt Issue between the company nnd the striking truckmen, Mr.  McNIcoll has placed the company dually nnd hopelessly In the wrong. A  body bettor qualified to come ,to a  decision, wlilch would deal justice to  bath panties, It would be Impossible  to find In the whole of Canada.  In the East.  ��� St. John, N. B.���The sympathy of tho  public is now with the striking trackmen. The ihlgh handed acts of the constables and detectives sent out by the  C. P. R. are wilthdiralwing any little  sympathy iwhloh existed for the company. The affair at Laiahute on Friday appears to be wry similar to that  Here is a fair /  Sample  of Letters  being received dally by President Wilson at Montreal:   "I take  the liberty  of writing you to encourage you .in the  grand work you are trying to perforin.  You may possibly  not know some of  the grievances which    we    trackmen  have had to put up with in years gone  by.   I   aim   of   the   opinion  that  our  general superintendents are not aware  how we have 'been treated.   I will give  you one case that came tinder my observation.. A foreman-Incurred the 111-  wlll of  his  roadmaster, .who had  another favorite whom lie wished to promote.   He reduced this man to section-  man, --and  kept 'him.  there    for four  years, by which he lost sixty cents a  (lay, or $751.20 for the said four yeais,  and put this Inferior man tn his place,  also  giving him  another extra man,  and sending the gang on the next section for seventeen days to assist him,  and Iind tlils 'foreman charge the work  to his own section.   Now, Mr.  President, tills Js only one case, 'but I could  cite many.   I might adid that we will  have n liard 'battle to light, as I believe wo have allelic railroads In Canada Iu league against us. For Instance,  the Kingston & Pembroke officials (I  see this thus ibeon reported to you before)  have  been  hiring ,men  to (take  our places; also the officials of the Bay  of Quinte are dumping  the men on  this road who are of no use to them,  and  whose conduct would  not  allo.v  them to ikeep those men In theli  sai  vice    One of them,   whose   name  Is  Wager, is now placed/ at Ivanhoe, as  foreman. HIb old roadmaster aud comrades give him .l very discreditable  reputation.   Tet, Mr. President, this Is  the sort of men the company is trying to replace us with.   I-speak feel-  Headquartei-s Joint Protective Board,  M'alntenance-or-Way Department  Employees���Canadian Pacific  Railway.  Grand Union Hotel.  Montreal, July 2Gth, 1901.  Sirs mid Brothers.���We take pleasure  In  advising you ithe  determination  of  the  men  all  along  the  line to .stand  firm   until   mattorj  nre  settled   light,  appears to be as strong, If not etrong-  or, than it was one week after the suspension of woi<k took place.  ���The officials aie making a desperate struggle to defeat us.   We believe  they are receiving assistance from outside pintles���possibly, from all of the  railway companies on the North American Continent.   One of our memibera  has informed us ithat a superintendent  on t'he Kingston & Pembroke road hired a foreman and thirty men to wonk  for the C. P. R.   They were to receive  more  wages   than   the company were  asked to pay by your committee, and  were told that the strike on the C. P.  R. had 'been settled, but when advised  to the contrary they refured to work.  Thoy have  hundreds of inexperienced  men, mostly Italians amd aliens, walking up and down the ti-ack trying to  convince the' public that your places  have been filled.   It Is said they do not  do any work to amount  to anything,  and are receiving .more .wages than we  received for rendering raithful senvlce  while wonking for the company.  It Is possible that other roads are  furnishing money to the company to  caivy on this stuiggle, thinking that'if  thu C. P. R. can, through their assistance, defeat us. It wil italke the "heart"  out of ithe ma.nteiuncc-of-way men on  all the other roads, and .prevent them  from��� over making, nn .eflort. to/bulng  about unproved 'conditions for themselves and families. "Tnuth crushed  to earth will rise agalln," andi "you  cannot keep a good man down."  The numerous mis-statements published, and the unfair tactics adopted  by the officials, are enough to make  any self-respecting man blush with  slicime. In the beginning of the strike  they seduced and degraded' R. C. Montgomery, icaused 'h'lin to desent our  cause, to turn tia.lor, and to aid them  In an elfont to defeat us.. They thon  had so tittle respeot for ihim as to  dure his actions to 'be published ln  the newspapeis, which made it necessary for us to mi ike an explanation,'  which we did In a general circular issued July 4th, 1301.   The following is a  Copy of a Letter  which each member of your committee and president .received:  "MeGiWbon, Casgi aln, Ryan & Mitchell,  Canada Life Building.  "Montreal, July 22, 1301.  "Mr. J. T. Wilson, Grand Union Hotel,  .Montreal.  "Sir,���We have received instructions  from Mr. H. G. Montgomery, of Ottawa, Ont., to notify you that, In a circular dated July 4th, 1901, and headed,  'Headquarters of the Joint Protective  Board, Gram! Union Hotel, Montreal,'  he has been grossly libelled nnd defamed.  "The reference to our client are not  only false and malicious, but have  caused 'him serious injury, nnd have  subjected himself and his family to  humiliation and annoyance.  "Moreoiver his .relations with the men  over whom an'd with whom he la employed have been nnd are likely to bo  seriously -prejudiced 'by  this defuma-  tory publication, unless contradicted,  i  "We have, therefore, to notify you, as  one of ithose responsible for the publication and circulation of the offensive  sheet, that the Mtateiuonts made therein with rspect to Mr. Montgomery  must be at "once withdrawn and a  proper apology tendered.  "After submission tO'Us the retraction  must be given the same publicity by  you and your associates as the original libel, and sudh othei publicity as  v.e may deem fit  "Unless this Is at once done, webhall  advise Mr Montgomery not onlv to  oausc your apprehension on a ohaige  of criminal libel, undei ithe criminal  code of Canada, but to institute chil  proceedings against you, before the  Superior court for damages.  "Pray give this your immeJInte attention.  "Your obedient semiants,  "McGlhbon, Casgrahi, Bjiin & Mitchell."  Brothers, we are British subjects; we  aie not cowards and will not bo frightened, nor swemed from duty. Had a  British officer who aided In  Conducting  the  Siege  at Ladysmith during the' South African war deserted the British Hug, and  became  an   aid  to   the   'ivrugerite.'--,"  and had a 'firm of lawyers undertaken  to defend  hlni,  overy  Britisher living  under and   protected   by   the  British  fl.>S with a isparkjof patriotism In Ins  heart would idiave  said   that  the  deserter (the traitor), and his defenders  deserved   to   be   court-martialed   and  shot^ through tlielr badk3 without right  of clergy.   If there is any one thing  more than 'another the people of Canada   despise    lt is a, ���traitor."   And  those who attempt to defend him de-  servo to be treated with the same contempt.   Some people say money dan do  everything, but the principles of honest  men   cannot ibe  pjrehased.   Although  corporations   with  unlimited  amounts  of money at their disposal have many  mercenaries, we expect to win in our  efforts to secure a fair settlement with  the C. P. R.  Members of other organizations  composed of railway employees on the  C. P. R. have Instructed thedr general  chairman to act as a.  "Conolliatory Commltitee"  and to aid In bringing about a fair  settlement between the company and  IU malntenance-of-ivay men. It has  been stated that the general chairmen  of all of the ordeis, with tlie exception  of Mr. Pope (chairman of the engineers), are 'anxious to come to Montreal to undertake the task. The chief  executive of the B. L. F., B. R. T. and  O. R. T., have suggested tihalt their  general challrimen act as mediators.  The following Ms a copy of a message  sent to all the general chairmen on the  24th inst. by our clialnmaji:  "Chief executives Firemen, Trainmen  and Telegraphers organizations have  suggested in.communications to'.ouv  president that .their respective general  chairmen aot as mediators in ipendlng  strike; if agreeable,'when can you attend conference?"  Mr. Pope's, reply to the above message is 'as follows:  "Have spent over a week (n Winnipeg trying ito get consent for conciliatory committee to act. Whenever  company and your committee are both  wining I Will act without delay."  He also states in a leltter to our president, dated July 10th:        ���    '  "The only difference of opinion between myself and the 'other general  alialiiman was on a pure matter of detail, the other gentlemen wishing to  proceed to Montreal forthwith, whlb  I wished to obtain the consent of Mr.  McNIcoll nnd yourself for the members  of the committee  to nict."  sympathies of the public. If you people nre disced to make a fair settlement for the benefit ot the ytock-  holder... for the protection of our lives,  the Uvea of all the men we represent,  for the relief of both p.mles to the  eontioveryy, and for tho convenience  of the public, wo are anxious to aid  you in determining what !s right and  propar under the circumstances, and  it' cither pjrty refuses to accept our  Igood offices, the public will quickly determine wheitiher itl-e C. P. P.. or the  ���onalntenance-of-way men are entitle!  to their sympathies.  Large aggregations ol wealth, with  their combined influences, are opposing the mc.'ntenance-of-way men on  the C. P. iR., in this contest, but _we  are not cowards, we are soldier*. _and  will continue the struggle In a'fill-  and square way. Mercenaries for corporations will resort to anything imaginable to defeat honest workingmen ln  an honest case. Laist summer the  Transltcompany's men were on strike  in Missouri.   The company had an  Army of Detectives  employed. One of them, desiring to  have hlmsfcir styled a "hero," and to  secure permanent employment, from  tlie company, at good wages, decided  to blow up a bridge at a time when  some of the strikers were near-by, capture two or three of them, and piovt  tliem guilty of the crime done by him.  self. He was caught placing dynamite  in the structure by the dull authorities. After being arrested he made a  confession and exposed his scheme.  Boys, we 'know you are law-abiding  ditlaens, ihone-st. hard-working men,  and do not believe any of you would  be guilty of endangering life, destroying property, or permit others to do  so if you could prevent it. Be as "wise  as serpents and as harmless as doves."  and do not allow C. P. R. mercenaries  to get you or any of your friends Into  trouble.'The longer the siege and the  harder ithe .battle, the more glorious  the victory will be. - We want a fair  settlement with the C. P. R. and must  have it or      - '       ;,  Leane  the'Service    -   ���  of ihevco_iip_any forever. ���    " " v  We would again call your attention  to the closing paragraph of our circular of the 10th June, 1901, which we  will again quote for your guidance:  "If your commltte  falls  to  make a  settlement, and trouble Is forced upon  you, maintain your manhood, continue  ito be honest, hard-working, law-abiding citizens, as you ha.ve been in the  past, and the-good people cf the Dominion of Canada will aid you In your  struggles  to  redress  the  wrongs  that  have been, and are now being Imposed upon you." .  Yours in B. L   & U.   (Signed.)  .   JOSEPH LB.S'NON, Chairman.   .  A. F. STOUT, Secretary.  It seems strange, no doubt, to some  of them that the Ignoramus of a poor  Working man has Intellect enough to  grasp the same Idea, and consequently  In n large body of mon there Is always one who I.s lookel up to more  or less. The agitator or organizer does  not iplice himself in that position. He  has  Gained the Respect  of his fellow-men. They have confidence In hlni. audi by their mutual  advice he works, and I as.n asyure the  "Intelligent" classes of Vancouver tlint  the working men tue, on the whole,  moro alive no what they want and how ���<  to get It than a grej.t many bank-tied  dives jKhieh comprise the so-called  intellectual merchants of Vancouver.  The working man represents a huge  mass of people, with a great diversity  of opinion, and not afraid to express  it; consequently their leaders have to  show their ability to lead with energy  which  Knows  no  Failure.  Sometimes  their   confidence    is misplaced and they generally pay for it.  Big corpoi-aitions  try to  bribe or buy  their leaders to use them for their own  purposes,  but ithey never    last  long.  The game Is soon shown up. ' There is  one ilnthls town.   When will the merchant's  intellect allow him  to recognize his close relationship to the working him?   His Interests and prosperity    <  depend on the money the worker earns,  ���and  when  will  he openly   avow    it?  How much better for both parties  to  put shoulder to the wheel and roll the    .  banters'   and   capitalists'   wheel   Into  oblivion���.the w heel which is relentless- '-  ly crushing everyith ing���merchants and   ..,  workmen alike,  in their different degrees.   What   could   be   more pitiful"  than the pltlous ibegglng of the merchants  to   strikers    't��-day?   Co    to  ��� work, they say, and spend your money  with us if you cannot get the -dollar,  or we will b'e ruined.   Their goods are  worth  so   much,   'but  'the   workman's  labor is worth nothing.   Why not try  to be men?  Uphold Your Manhood.  If you link or starve you will have, lots ,   .  of,,companyv;Let  the^baiika do their" y,  worst.   Trust 'in'p'rovfderice anafgo- r6'.'--J"  If the general manager of the C. P.  R. and the representatives of the  'ma.lnten'ance-of-wu.v men were both  ���inclined to miiike a fair settlement they  would have avoited the trouble in the  iflmt plaice iby doing their own "conciliating." Possibly, Mr. Pope may be  able to explain the .position taken by  bmi, to the slatisfaction of engineers  who requested him to act in defence  of~th~eii~llvesrT_iTd_t"o"Uie memljenTof  other organizations composed of rall-  iway employees, ibut we fail to see any  consistency In tl-.o -stand he has taken.  Some may enquire: What' can a  'Vonolllatlon committee" do without  ���being requested to act by both parties to the controversy.  The general chairmen of the other  railway orders on the C. P. R., with  the .prestige of their respective organizations, ceiitaln'ly could do much towards  Affecting a Fair Settlement  If they desire to do so.  They could say to the general manager of the C. P. U. company nnd to  the representatives of the malnte-'  manoo-of-wny department employees  on said rend: You are not the only  people wiho are being 'affected on account of this controversy. The public  hn.ve rights that both of you are bound  and should bo compelled/ to respect.  They could then saj to the general  manager- Your company has admitted that we represent faii-nilnded men  by onterlng Into agreements with them  pei taining to wages, terms and conditions of employment Now, sir, we will  endeavor to arrive at a conclu-slon as  to wihJch party to the controversy is  entitled to our sympathies and to the  ,     UNIONIST   SrE.WvS.     '  Sir,���I  often wonder it' some people  think before srealking or  writing the  word   'agitato.'s"   ihow   many   of   the  greatest  and   best  men  were  nothing  but agitators.   How many  of the reforms in religion and government are  Due to Agitators.  The national religion of this empire  originated through agitators.   Luther,  Knox and Wesley were red-hot agitators, as to-itay Is General Booth.  Freedom of  the  press, of speech,  and re-  liglous-bellefs" were-got~ by_a"gltatlon7  What  nre   all  temperance   speakers���  agitators.   Oliver   Cromwell   was    the  greatest  agitator   the  British   empire  has ever seen, and  the greatest blessing: In fact agitation is .the mother  of  advancement.   The  greatest  agitator that ever lried wns Christ.   Now,  I want to say something about strike  ngllators,   To   road  some  papers  and  hear other people  talk a strike agitator Is a monstrosity with some ..Ind  of black nit nttnohed to him, whereby  he lends like sheep a crowd of poor,  helpless beings to perdition.  A labor ngluitor as often spokim of  Is not such.  President Wilson,  of tlie 11. of H. T. of A., ts^dlstlnctly  nn organizer. Some people, especially  those whom the Province Is so fond of  describing ns the Intellect of the city  of Vancouver, namely, shop-keepers,  dignified Into merchants, are everlastingly caylng to the working men,  "drop your agitator1." Theli Intelligence cannot ginsp oiganlrer. They  do not want it Now, I will gi\e them  orodiit for enough Intellect to know  that nny business, paiade, ���war or  movement of any description requires  to hnAe one head at  least, and  the  work yourselves. Don't speak of "agitators, but of men striving against  big odds to better their- own condition)  and that of their fellow-men, who  trust them to do the great work which  is tielng forced more and more every  day by the centralizing of capital into  huge trusts, who merely recognize you  as distributors, subject to .their, various whims and aie as ready to crush  ycu at any time w hen convenient, as effectually ias tiie poorest worker who  breathe'. 'Drop the idea of trying to  g-ull the workman. He .knows more of  your affairs than you .imagine. I myself honestly believe that the majo'rity  cf you might find more congenial employment  Behind the Plow  than   behind   the   counter.   The   labor '  organizer Is as much a necessity to labor -.is Carnegie Is the to the iron trade.  Rockefeller to oil   interests,    Shaugh-  iressy to the C. P. R., and J. Hill to the  Northern Pacific.   The only difference  between the two classes being one seeks  by money  ' power and     unscrupulous -  means to crush ^everyone but himself,  ns witness the        '     ��� ,  1        Lies Isiued 'by the C. P. R.  at"pre'��iit-and"irieiTbeirig"giiyed out'of"  home with rotten representations, families broken up, their little means taken from them through bogus publicn-  Uons;  stock  exchange swindles,  i mining up real lvalues to mythical, as witness tlie late Wall Street cragedv (that  Is the real name to call such th'ngs b>)  what Is the object, but only to crush  humanity, whilst the "agltatoi." oi, If  you please, I prefer the speaker picked from  the workers iby the workers  trying to elevate his cktswa which  Is   '  the most honorable. UNIONIST.  Vancouver, Aug. 2, UD01.  SOCIETIES RE-UNION  A ro-unlon celebration of all the  finternal societies of the Province villi  be held In this city on Saturday, August 21th. An elaborate proginmmo  has been prepared. It comprises a  grand procession In the morning. In  the afternoon field and acquntic sports  will be held. J G. Ure, secretary Arcade v  The miners of Nanaimo have unanimously elected: Mr Ralph Smith, M.  P., as delegate to the Tiades and Laboi Congress to be held nt Brantfoid.  Mr J H Watson, of the Bollermak-  ei.V Union, 1.111" be a. delegate to the  greater area onered  more assltnnts | Congress this >enr from this" city.  u  ^>\J\,.',.  ,-.,.' .,*-"'  *'J-V ,   .,  ���ti  ,   V THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY AUGUST 3. 1301  THH INDiiPHiNDEJMT.  3BO. HARTLEY .  HAlUiV COWAN    IMIl.tr  ... Business Maii'i^t'i'  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY    IN    TIIK    IX  TKRKST   IP   illtCrAN'ISKD   1.AIIOU  TH*. INDEPENDENT P1UNTINO COM  I'A NY.  of .*_: a l'uot per lieii.il >urd on a basis  nl'J7 Ret wldo. til That no 1110:0 than  it.'... hel|>.-r be allowed  on   pillar  woi-k.  '(.i Diiit'i-s and pushers 10 lemnin as  .11 ]i:��"i'nt .ind Mr. Dunsmuir's offer to  be .u 'i. itfil. 11) TliN .igjociiKMU 10  ��� riln." l:i 1*011.0 for niK1 .war Irom  tniH' <>i r iificafou." The In lepeiideni  ton-:'.mil.._���--. .ill  p.irlio" lo tin' .igriv-  I nunt   and   hopes  owrytliiinj  will  ion-  ] l.,i.-" 1 > work "uiimthly.  AT    512  HOMEIt    STllBET,    VANUOl'- ,  VBIt.    H.   C.  ���VIWCICIPTIONS   IN   ADVANCE.  1 week, 0 conls; month, l.*, cent*; iinv.  niuiith-, X< ci-nls; ���lx mouth-., 03 ci>titi  one yiiir, fl 23.  KNDriltSKD 1!Y Till'. TRADES AN'i  l.AIIOl! '-(irNCII.. THU VANOH'-  Villi LAlliill l'AHTY AND TIIK  Hl'll.DlNl!   TRAPES COUNCIL.  ,���'-i-iix.  <~        i-.!-K.')L/C5   ���-jlm.f-.7-  SATITIDAY...  .AUGUST  nun  AUDACIOUS tNTfRr_.KEr.C__.  During the past ten days the pre��s  of this city .halve received ilo-p.-Uolies  from Ottawa which, if true, display  such audacity u* must make the people of British Colunibla sit up anJ  wonder who Ik running this country.  AVe refer to the cablegrams received  at Ottawa from Joseph Chamberlain,  colonial secretary, offering advice as  to how Canada shall deal with ihu invasion of the Japanese. The first suggests that the royal commission on  Chinese and Japanese .should embody-  nothing In their report that might give  offence to Japan. Can one conceive of  more charming effrontery. At considerable expense of time and money an  elaborate investigation was made  and whei. the commissioners are  about to report upon the result of their  work, Mr. Chamberlain presume.* to  dictate ithe lines It shall follow. 11* the  commissioners have as much manhood  as we give them credit for they will  politely tell Mr. Chamberlain to mind  his own. business.  The second despatch really intimates  that the imperial government will not  permit Canada to pass any legislation  that is offensive to Japan. The Cana-  .dian government, if it has .the courage  to, do as it should, will put the ban  upon the Japanese, and then ask.Mr.  Chamberlain what he is going to <lo  about It. The truth of the matter i.s.  the people of Canada must let G-ieat  Britain understand plainly and distinctly that they will not suffer 'under  the burden of this Oriental plague for  the salke of any armed alliance. The  Japanese are a menace to the people  of this country and its institutions,  and until the matter is settled permanently, either by a treaty or an exclusion law, the agitation will be kept  up.  One of the sights suggested for the  edification of the Duke of York when  he arrives here is a display of the fishing boats on the inlet. By all means  let him see them. He will hardly  know whether he is in Canada or- Ja-  pan.  The workingmen of the city could  not do better than present a petition  to the duke, setting forth the grievous  'burden of these people upon the country.  But these interferences will continue  .until Canada has the power to make  her own treaties. It was the actions of  such demagogues as Hon. Joseph  Chamberlain that caused the American  colonies to secede from Great Britain.  Mr. Mi-S|..ul.ifn, linililiii.' iii-|uv|iir.  c.tllr-1 In -Ml.- lll.it tin- r.ill-lnirlioli nl  Iin11'li'l.ilnr nil tin' tii'ilr-nii-liobi-rt-i'ii  ImiMin; uu> mil u-.-|i<ui-il>ii' i'nr ltu- accident which recently uvurrcil there.  It ��.i�� line in careli'-s li.iiiillin^.  The hitr'iriiti'iIon of nrieliinery and  nii.ileni niei'mJs of production are ic-  voiiilloi'.izliig the bakery Industry,  equally with others, ami the men of  mis t'u.i" oui.rhl to derive some bene-  ill fiiim liii'.-e im iioveineiits of ei.'iii-  y.V.ion.  The C. 1'. It. otlkilals still continue 10  announce that the strike Is all over.  The reason.that the Imperial unlimited  continues to arrive 20 hours or so late  is li'i'iiuup of the summer showers.  Tills has been a h���1 of .1 bad summer  fur showers.  The "little liimui man" i.s more in  evidence :i_un__ the water front every  ���lay. Ii tlie nhitu worI_in__nien don't  awake inun tlieir lethargy on the Oriental immigration i|iirstiui_ their only resort to obtain work will bu the rillc.���  1'orlluiiil Labor I'ri'S*.  Some lubor papers liavo been crying  out that the Labor Coiuinis.-ioners appointed liy tin' Dominion Government  are no good except to draw a fat salary.  We know nothing of the labor Ciiinniis-  sioner.-i in the east, but JKil. Jirumner. in  Ii. Cone ol" the appointees, has certainly  earned his salary and has accomplished  a large amount of good, being instrumental in settling more than one dispute between employer and employees,  lie is a conservative man, looks at both  sides of a question in dispute and is  conscientious in the performance of hii-  duties. Iloth lalior and capital in this  Province are indebted for the good work  done by Kd. l!reinner and should give  him credit for it.���.Silvertonian.  "Tom" McGuigan 'is ivery much interested ever the enquiry now being made  by the authorities of the New Jersey  state Insane asylum as to the value  of the prune as a chief diet for patients. When he Is over alt New Westminster for city printing he might  at the Rime time get some nice fresh  prunes for his 'flock at the city hall.  No doubt they would be appreciated  very much by the "business" aldermen. The lunies down at Jersey don't  dislike prunes, but the doctors and attendants kick about making the place  look like a boarding 'house, as, they  say, it makes them home si elk. But  then that .shouldn't bother "Tom," for  he knows Canada consumed over 5,000  pounds of jinnies last year.  TIUDESAKDUBORCOIliSCIL  The regular meeting of the Trades and  Labor Council \\a- held in I'nion hall  last night with President, Crow in the  i-h.iir. A large number nl delegates  were present. Thu minutes of the previous uu'ctiii-! were, read and approved.  Iieleg.lli'.- P, L. Ol.-cii ai.d U illi.un Vilcs  |iri���eiitcil credentials Irom the International Lon_".horenieii'.- I'niiiii. The  iiiiuinitlee reported progi'e-s in llie  matter <il gelling up an cxciir.-iiin to  Victoria on Labor Day. The follotiing  eniiiiniltee- were appointed: Pinancc���  li. Todd, ti. l'lciclier :uu' -M. McLean.  Organization���.1. II. Wnlsim, .M. .Morris  and M..Inner;, (.'rievnnre��� _���'. Williams,  .1. Lilley and 31. McLean. Parlianion-  i.irv���Jk'-rs Macpher.-on, Todd, Cutrgh-  lm[ Vile.-, Little. WiilMHi, Kowlings,  Morri-, tlreeuwell and Itidiey. An additional coininitlee was appointed lor  Labor Day���.Messrs. Walsnn, Todd ami  Morris. Coii-itlerahle biisiniss was  transacted.   Tliceijiineil then adjourned.  THE STEEL STR1I  The pointed letter of "Observer" in  another column should be read by all.  We put .up both hands in favor of organizing to elect a new city council.  The way 'that body has acted with the  "printers of-this city wlio have given  the city so imuch free advertising  would even make the old fossils of the  township councils of the eastern provinces blush. But then where no virtue  remains there is no blush, and what  can   you   expect   from   Vancouver?  Capt. Anderson, of the Fishermen's  Union, was arrested charged with the  crime of cutting nets, upon his own  ivoluntury statement, to the effect that  Jt was done to free his net, wihlch  was caught. The captain is too wcll-  'known In this city as a man ot Integrity and a strong opponent of the enn-  .nerymen to need any defence from  this paper. The captain Is all right,  and his fellow workmen will tftund by  hlni   In   his   trouble.   Of   course,   ball  r.-,v..s"-eru"sSd, which, It appears to us.  would be refused to almost any union  fisherman.  On Monday at Victoria Premier  Dunsmulr entered Into the following  agreement with the striking miners of  Extension: "(1) That the miners agree  to accept Tic. a ton for digging, and  dig one foot of dirt free; all dirt over  IKDEPHSDEST LABOR PARTY  This week one of tho most impoitant  political conventions yet held in tlie  west met at Winnipeg for the purpose  of forming a provincial Independent  labor party. Stirring addresses were  made by such well-known men as ex-  -Mayor A. J. Andrews, XV. A. Robinson, A. XV. Puttee, M. P., Mr. Rich-  aidson. ex-M. P.. and many others.  In Manitoba many adherents of the old  parties, including farmers and merchants, are tired of their tactics and  are flocking into the new movement.  The following proposed resolutions  came up for consideration among  others: (1) Abolition-of bonuses and  subsidies and the public ownership  of_railways, etc.; (2) the referendum;  (3) abolition of thospolls system.  C.  P.  R.   BLACKSMITHS  GET  A  RAISE.  As a result of a conference between  Mr. Manpole, General Superintendent  of .the Pacific Division of the C. P. R.  ".nd il delegation of union blacksmiths,  tiie wages of ail blacksmiths from  Winnipeg to Vancouver have been increased from 3 to 7 cents per hour. Efforts to secure a special Increase for  Nelson and Trail failed. .A new  schedule containing many advantages  for the men was accepted anil published in the Province,  Tho Mint.  Is located at thu comer erf Carrall and  Hastings streets. The bottled goods aro  all lirst-claps und the prices right for  every one.   Seattle Rainier l>eer,5cunt8.  Convalescents need Kiscn Port���"the  builder up ot thu weak"���50c bottle.  Gold Seal Liquor Co., 710 Pender street.  Gold Seal Canadian live is Seagram's  Grand Old Eye. Only, 50c bottle. Gold  Seal TJquor Company.  W. 0. il. Kandolph, of Seattle, give*  the following statement to the I'nst-  Inteiligeneer:  "As a trade unionist I a.-k you the  privilege of correcting tin impression in  the minds of some people as to what is  the real issue between thu sleel and  iron workers 111 the l'.ast ami their employers.  '��� The exchange of information between tho labor organizations to-day enables all union men to be. promptly informed of the contentions iu any and all  strikes, and from this source Iain in r  pu*ilion to state to the reading public,  that the real cause oi Ihu great strike,  immense in its proportions and terrible  in its results, is the policy of tho own  ers of some of the mills to compel their  employes to sign an agreement that they  will not join a labor organization of any  kind as a condition of obtaining employment.  " Xor is this compulsion on the part  of the owners a new invention for this  special occasion. It is of long standing,  and is steadily increasing throughout  the entire country.  "It is from this tyranny that the  amalgamated association is revolting. Of  course, the corporations have twisted  and distorted the real meaning and purpose of the strike, trying to make the  public believe that (he unions seek to  force the owners tu drive their employes  into the unions with whip and lash ; but  this vain absurdity makes no impression  on the minds of any one who has had  any experience in unionism or contact  with the working class in an intelligent  way. Permit me to make thu claim thut  the labor unions throughout the world  contain men and women whose intelligence, judgment and moral qualities  rank as high as can he found among thu  so-called "business men," and a statement made by a party to the dispute  that the unions had taken a position so  obviously untenable ought to at onre  arouse suspicion and distrust and should  but confirm the justice of the real demands of the strikers.  " Viewed in this light, are not the  unions justifiably alarmed at this restriction of the right of every free American citi/cn to join the union of his  craft if he chooses to do so, and in what  other way can they hope to check this  growing tendency on the part of the  employers and preserve for themselves  the right of combination, as they concede the same to tlie'owncrs ? "  Slio Newest Assortment in "  Wash Dress Fabrics  are here in great array. And It is a  grand sight, for gathered here are the  best and most stylish products of the  looms of England, Scotland, France  and Switzerland. To these are added  the wash goods beauty of our own  land  and   the  United  States.  our long experienced taste hos been  exercised In selecting the great stock  that is here for your Inspection. The  demands of fashion havo been carefully met, and our showing Is well worthy  of your attention.  Quality, of course, Is the most Important iiolnt, and It has received our  caivtul consideration. Hut beauty of  design and attractiveness of pattern  have also been carefully attended to,  a,nd, as regards the matter of price,  you'll Und they are priced as we price  all our merchandise, with an eye to  your satisfaction.  Visit our wash goods department  and get acquainted with the good  things we are offering.  11 lie  J 70 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  When you want to hire a flrat-claas  horse and buggy,   go   to   the   Palace  one foot ito be paid' for at the rate | livery stables.  Telephone 135.  J. T. Shafer, president Amalgamated  Association of Iron and Tin Workers,  has the following to say regarding the  demands of the steel strikers!: /  We do not ask assistance of the manufacturers in unionizing the plants now  being operated non-union.  Wc simply ask that thu three companies���the Sheet Steel, Tin Plate, and  Steel Hoop���sign the scale for all mills,  whether non-union or union, thus preventing discrimination in favor of the  non-union plants during dull limes.  WeTisk that all agreements now in  force between the companies and the  men binding the latter not to join any  labor organization be cancelled by the  companies.  We nsk to be let alone in the matter  of organization. We have never been  arrogant in insisting that men join our  organization or leave the union mills.  The btatetnent that we wish the companies to bind themselves to employ  only union men is a deliberate falsehood.  We do not nsk even recognition of the  union in the organization of non-union  mills, further than the signing of thu  scale.  The representative of our organization  in each mill is the Mill Committee. Wo  do not demand that tho companies agree  to recognize this committee, even in the  non-union plants. That is a matter wo  allow employes of every plant to settle  for themselves.  Thu thing that we insist on is that the  men be released from the contractu now  binding them to belong lo no labor organization, and be allowed to join our  association without being discharged, ns  has been the rule heretofore in the nonunion plants of thu American Sheet  Steel Company.  ROYAL   HOTEL  Ni'itr to All PttMiinhout Wharves uml ,  Knihviiy Dt'poib.  13tf WATKK ST.     -      -      VANCOUVKR, 11. C  K very thing new nml up-to-date. Electric  I,i|Lrlii tlirun^liout Rutt-t. ?l to f2 ti day.  Special rates for the uoek or month.  HOPRIRK, SPI5NCE tt CO.  FROM HONOLULU.  From Our Own Correspondent.  Honolulu, .Tuly 17.���In an interview  with President T. A. Slattery, of the  Honolulu Journeymen Plumbum' union,  the writer obtained from him a_ few-  facts regarding the strike which has  been in progress here since May 1st, and  likely to continue for some time. Prior  to the striku the plumbers were receiving from ifo to $(> a dny, but decided to  ask for $ti flat. There are some .'10  journeymen plumbers belonging to tho  union and some 30 nonunion Chinese  plumbers. �� \  Thu labor question here is very serious.  As regards white labor in Uritish Columbia the Chinese���at least at present���  principally menace unskilled labor; but  here it is different. Here Ihey aru a  large element and are very apt at learning trades, and when you eunsider the  fact that they work from 14 to 1(1 hours  a day, you can understand how necessary it is for tlie white mechanic to  guard his handicraft. Six dollars :i day  to the western mind may sueni big pay,  but when you consider that this is a  warm climate all through the. year mid a  country overrun with the Asiatic races,  who are more or less liable to plague  and other noxious diseases, and that the  plumber is the most important man,  whose good work is most necessary and  conducive to good health. Their occupation brings them in contact with all  that is most dangerous���a mere scratch  may cost them tlieir lives. The climate  will not permit them to work steadily  Ihu year round, as it will in a more  rigorous climate. You and your readers  will agree with me that what they ask  for is not too much. They have no labor  organ huru and I am sorry to say they  have not the sympathy of thu local press.  I am informed that the journeymen  offered to arbitrate but the employers  would not here of it. If such is the case  then thu latter are not entitled in any  way to the sympathy of, the public.  There is only one solution to questions  of this sort and that is when one of the  dissenting parties is willing to arbitrate  and the other will not, then the law  should step in and settle it.  ���Aiid-wliilu-I-lliink-of-it-lut-me-say  Honolulu is one of Clod's fairest spots  and thu people, other than thu Asiatics,  all that man could wi��h for. In some  respects, however, there is :i vast room  for a change. This plumbers' strike  opens to my mind u very serious question and that is that tliu sanitary laws  here aru not what they should be. I  understand tliey have a fair sewerage  system, but there is no such thing as u  plumbers' license am| anyone culling  himself a plumber nre allowed to make  make connections with thu sewers.  Most of this work is being done during  thu strike by Portugese hoys.  We are unfortunately situated here in  having no municipal government and  until that is accomplished and proper  laws passed the public must suffer.  ^  GslViif'   AjJ!LfCOC-$L& -  Hotels.  .   .  MAkht  A  M'KClAl.lY OK  ,   .  o     Dewafs special Liqueur, also ��� ���  ��    usiier'-s Block label uqueurM]  -1.AUIIK STOCK OF���  IMI'OltTKII AND HOMKSTIO  . Cigars.  R. B. Mullignn ��.fe Co., Props.  COH.VKIl G'OKIIOVA AND CaKHAI.1..  Arlington  Hotel  Cordova St. West.  llciulquHrlurt, fur the engineering trade  lu Vnncouvcr.  OHOICEST^-*--^  Liquors and Cigars  First-uln^a rooms from 50 cents up.  ROBT. HUIMTLY,    -   -   PROP  The"  Having the Only Un-lo-Date Grill Room f  m B. C. which in Its-ell Is a guamiitee r  of n FlrH-filRss Hotel HiiilRcHttuirtuil . .   f  3cx>oo<xx$oooooooooooooooooc  Seymour Streeet,  The Rendezvous  Thu best Lunch Counter in town.  Short Orders the Rule of the House  All the latest delicacies of the season.  Picnic, Fishing, Shooting and Boating  Lunches put up on shortest notice.  All kinds of Shell Fish on hand.  620 Hastings Street West  ��J0T'Givc us a call.  Union Directory.  V-ANCOUVBIt T_.IA.DBS AN'D l.AUOK  i"Or_\'CH_���['resident. John Crow: vico-  iniMilent, W. J. Lnmrlck; secretary, T. H.  Cro^s: tlnanclal secrolarv. "N*. J. Heer;  triM-Mircr, C. Crowder; statistician. W.  .MiK'ssnok; seiKOarit-at-nnns, G. F. I_on��  fis.y. Meetings���First and third Friday In  inch mouth, at 7.39 p.m., in Union hall,  ccrner Dunsimiir and Homer streets.  ... ..US, WAIVERS AND WAITRESSES'  t  Union, Local No. 2S. President. Chas.  Over; vice-president. W. XV. Nelson; recording secretary. Jas. II. Perkins; financial secretary, R. J. Loundes; treasurer, Wm. Ellendor. Meeting every .Friday  at S.::o p. in. In Union Hall, corner Homer  ���mil Dunsmulr streets.  VAMJOU'Jl TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION,  So 220 meet the lust Sunday In each  month at Union hall. President, C. S.  L'ltiniiUell; vico-iiivsident, lieorj-e Wilby;  secretary, S. J. G-otliard, P. o. box OS;  treasurer, w. Brand; sergeant-at-arms,  Andrew Stuart; executive committee, E.  I.. WnodTUIT, S. It. ltobb, J. H. Iirowue  N. Williams; delegates to Trades and  Labor council, J. C. Marshall, Robt. Todd,  .1.   II.   lliuwne*.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNJON���  llccts second and fourth Wednesday ot  each monrh, in Sutherland Hall, corner  Westminster avenue and Hastings 6treet  at S.p. m. President, G. Dickie; vice-president, C. Bennett; secretary, A. G.  Perry; treasurer, H. Vanderwalker; conductor, G. Lenfesty; warden, J. Marshall;  sentinel, F. C. O'Brien; delegates to-  Trades and Labor Council: John Pearey,  Jus. Barton, Geo. Lenfesty, G. Dickie and  J.  Howes.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets overy second and fourth Thursday In Union Hall,  room No. 3. President, Wm. F. McKen-  zle, 487 Ninth avenue; vice-president,  Hugh Wilson; recording secretary, A. E,  Coflln, 730 Nelson street; financial secretary, H. S. Falconer; treasurer, Georg*  Walker; conductor, Jas. Ferguson; war-  den, Jos. Dixon; delegates to T. and L.  council, Jos. Dixon, Robt. Macpherson,  H. Wilson. '  TIIE RETAIL CLERKS' INTERNAT-  IONAJj PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets ln O'Brien's Hall, the first and  lliird Tuesdays of each month. T. A.  Phillip, president; N. J. Orr, secretary,  2,022  Westminster Avenue.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION. No. 113, W.  F. OX., meets every Saturday at 7.30 p.m.  In Foresters' hall, Van Anda. President,  R. Aitkcn: vice-president, C. A. Melville;  secretnry, A. Rapor, Van Anda, B. C;  treasurer, H. V. Price; conductor, P.  Burt; warden, John LInklater.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF  MACHINISTS���Beaver Lodge, No. 1S2���  Meets second and fourtJi Wednesday In  each month In Union Iftill. President,  Wm. Beer: corresponding secretary, B.  Timmtns, 72S Hamilton street; financial  secretary, J. H. McVoty, 1211 Seymour  street.  ��AVOY  THEATRE  Sam Nesbitt Manager.  A  Splendid  List of  Specialties  Next Week.  Three papers uru published in the  Argentine Itepnblic in favor of the  trades union niovuminl. Two lmve  strong anarchistic tendencies, and thu  third advocates socialism. Tn two  towns only, Buenos Ayrcs and Rosario,  industrial development is apparent, tho  country being almost exclusively un-  gaged in agricultural pursuits nnd stock-  raising.  Massey - Harris and Stearns  ALL STYLES  BICYCLES ALL PRICES  KENDALL-S, 328 Cordova St  The be_l place in II. C. to lmve yonr  Hloyclu repaired.  .lOrHENY.MEN TAILORS' UNION OF  AM13RIOA, No. 17S--Meets alternate  Mondays In room 1, Union Hall. President, F. Willllnns; vice-president, Miss  Graham; recording secretnry, H. o. Bur-  ritt: '/lnanctal secretary, Tremalno Best;  treasurer, C. E. Nellson; sergeant-at-  arms, J. Daoust.  VANCOUVER FISHERMEN'S UNION,  No. 2. Meets In Labor Hull, Homer  street, overy first and third Saturday Jn  each month at S p. m. Ernest Burn, president; Chas. Durham, secrotary, ��17 Harris street. '  JOURNEYMEN BAKERS' AND CONFECTIONERS' INTERNA'L Union of  America, Local, No. -Id; Vancouver, B. C.  President. Jas. Wobster; vice-president,  R. F. McDonald; recording secretary,  Wm. H. Barnes; corresponding secretary,  F. Rawlins, mu Granville street, room 10;  financial secretary, C. J. Salter, 413 Powell  stieet: treasurer, W, Wood; master-at-  arms, F. Moyles; delegates to Trades and  Labor Council, C. J. Salter and F. Raw-  linar.  AMALGAMATED SOCIETY OF CAR-  PENTERS & JOINERS, Vancouver, 1st  branch, meets every alternate Tuesday.  In room No. 2, Labor Hall. President, J.  Davldeon; secretary, J. T. Bruce. 52S Harris .strejt.  Notices.  NOTICE IS HEItKHY tllVKN* THAT AT THE  next regular bluing ol the Ilnurd of Licence  Coiiiinl.bloner.s for llie City of Vmicmiver 1  slnill apply for ii lrmi>fi;rof llie Hotel LIceiiEu  ut present licld b.v mu in conucctiou uitli the  Otnuvii House, hlliitiiod nl tll'J Pender *trecl, on  Lot (i, Hlock 2:\. Subdivision of District Lot .111  In llie "Hid City ol Vancouver, to Win. Hnllun.  (blBiiod),  CHAS DASIIWAY.  Vancouver, July ill, 1901.  NOTICBIS I1KRKIIY GIVEN THAT AT THE  next reKtihir fclltliiK ofthe llourd of Lfecutx-  ConnniKHloiierH for llie City of Vancouver, I  sliall apply for a triuihfer of the Ilotul Llconsu  at present held by me In coiiiicrtlon wllh the  Ciilunlal Hotel, Kltllated at HMKI-LSW-lllOl liriill-  villi; street, on I.otx 1 and2, block 113, Bub-illvl  Mou fill, ill thu hHid City of Vancouver, lo  John Henry Travubbcau,  (Signed.)  T. Ci. 1II.IC1I.  Vancouver, B.C., July 18, 1001.  NOTICE IS IIEKEIIY tilVEN THAT AT THE  next regular slttlnit of thu lluard ol Meciiku  ConiiiilHhlouers for the City of Vancouver, 1  shall apply for a transfer ol thu Hotel Mcciihu  for Ihu premises sltitatuil on Lot 10, llluek ".'I,  Subdivision of District Lot fill, known m thu  Clarence Hotel, corner Seymour mill I'cndor  Streets, in the said City of Vancouver, toT. 0.  Illlgli.   (Slgni'tl.)  W. II. JACKSON.  Vancouver, July 18,1001.  NOTICE JS IIEKKHV GIVES* THAT AT THE  nexl regular sittiiiK of ihu Hoard of License  Commissioners for the-City of Vancouver, I  shall applv for a transfer of the Hotel I.lccnsu  for the premises situated on Lot 12, Hlock 5,  Subdivision of District Lot Ml, known as the  Savoy Hotel, Wi-liti-ltlO Cordova Street, in the  said City of Vancouver, lo It. J. McDonald.  (Signed.) 8. D. NESBITT.  Vancouver, Aug. 2,1S01.  CIGARMAKERS ' UNION, NO. 357���  Meets the first Tuesday in each month  ln Union hall. President, A. Kochel; vice-  president, C. Crowder; secretary, G.  Thomas, Jr., 1-18 Cordova street west;  treasurer, S. W. Johnson; sergeant-at-  arms. J. W. Brat; delegates to Tradeo  and Labor Council, J. Crow, F. Jost, A.  Kcehel. '  BROTHERHOOD OF* PAINTERS AND  DECORATORS. 'Local Union No.* 138.  Meets ��� every Thursday trf Laibor hall.  President, W. P.ivler; vice-president, E.  Crush; recording-secretary, C. Plnder.  17,*.|i_ElKlith-avonuo. -Fain-lew:- Ilnanelat-  sctreliiry, XV. Stanley, -118 Keefer street;  treasurer, II. MeSorley; trustees, C. Irwin, 13. Cross and W. Cole.  THE PACIFIC COAST SHINGLE  WEAVERS' UNION meets ovory third  Sunday In each month at 3 p. m. In Union hall, corner Dunsmulr and Homer  streets. J. Stoney, vlcc-proildent: R. J.  Nenry, secretary, Cedar Cove, P. O., .Vancouver. Visiting brethren Invited to attend.  EGGS f DU SALE  for Setting, $ 1.50 for B 3  BLACK LANGSIMNS  Stock took First I'rlzo nt 1900 Poultry  Show ut Vancouver.  Brockton Point     \\T    T\     T������rD  Lighthouse. "* 3J.   JONES  ���������������������������������������  GEO. HAY   : %  Vancouver's    Pioneer    Clothes     A*  Kenoviitor, makea a suit now.      ^r  Dyeing and Repairing.  216 Cambik St., VANoonvKn.  1  J   ''I SATURDAY AUGUST  1901  TIIE INDEPENDENT.  ������  ������������*-������������������ ������������������������������������������������������ ***<*4>>��*- -9+-<>��>+-9>+4>-*>-a> +-*>*>*X��~a>a>  . . . SIXTH . . .  j ... SIXTH ... ���  I SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARING-SALE!  ���2KBB3____________5K_nS  VI  i  f  ���J  f  .  *���- , |  '  4}  !\  ���  11  4  STRONGER,   M��KE  IMPRESSIVE,  MORE  POWERFUL  BY  FAR  THAN   STS  PREDECESSORS.  . Each department throughout tlie entire store  contributes its full quota of  Bargains.   The jrreat price reducing iniluunce is felt throughout the live floors.  , of this mammoth store from basement to top storey.   The sale includes everything in  Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Men's and Boys' Clothing,  Furniture, Carpets and Linoleums,  Draperies and House Furnishings,  Millinery, Ladies' Mantles and Ready-Made Garments.  SALE BEGINS SATURDAY MORNING AT 8:30 O'CLOCK.  Full particulars in daily newspapers.   Watch for them.  things are proved; First, tlio.Mi associations, fornieii uo doubt lor laudable  objects liy working men witli tlie capital  which they can provide,and which have  to compete in the market with the largo  capital of Iho capitalis-ts, tire doomed to  Jail; Second, co-operation has been  priived to be a stnveM-, mi far us, il hns  gone. It seems to me all that is wanted  lo complete the succe.-s in for thu state  lo include all, that is, to widen the  sphere of tlic.-o (iperationi so a* to include all the waiiti ol" all the members  ofthe state, (hen, when that is done,  lhc.triu|uphollabor\vi!lbecoiniilcte; tho  redemption uf the working classes will  be assured, and then all the evils which  have originated and grown round this  vicious system of competition, and which  have scourged the human raee like  demons of wrath, will vanish, leaving in  their place tho only angels men know,  peace, plenty, joy and love throughout  the land, the home of the poor, as in the  palace of the rich.  rmz.  f  9T^-  The Favorite Smoke  ���^5.3  "    Union men smoke tho Earl of Minto Cigar.  Why'/ .Because it is Union Made.  The Great  Stores of  'The Great  West  Hudson's Bay Stores  Corntr  Granville and  Georgia Sts.  ���.������������������������������ <  SOCIETIES _*_E-UN*IOIS*.  A re-unlon celebration of all the  fraternal societies of the Province will  be held In this city on Saturday, August 21tli. An elaborate programme  has been prepared. It comprises a  qrnntl procession in the morning. In  tho afternoon field and acquatlc sports  will be held.* J. G. Ure, secretary Arcade.  ����*^-  Turne-r, Beeton if* Co.  WfioluHttlo AueritH  -��b-0  THE CO-OPERATIVE  [Written lor Tiie I.NDKi'E.viiEST.]  As one writer of note puts it, the object of trades unions is to protect the  workers from the destructive forces of  .competition by erecting the barriers of  the standard rate, the normal day, and  legislative protection. In other words,  ���trade unions recognize the present eco'  'noinic system, and try to obtain the  .best conditions possible. The co-operative movement is one in direct opposition to the competitive system, and is a  ..determined and systematic effort to re-  , place h by a system more fair all round.  There are two ways of looking at industry, that is, one can look at it from tho  ��� point of view of the producer, or from  the point of view of the consumer. "Witli  -    theindividualist, the producer is the chief  . .end of industry, whereas in co-operation  -the consumer has the main consideration.  One of  the most interesting stories,  which anyone interested in his kind can  read, is.the story of the rise and progress  of  the  great   co-operative    movement  ���which  began in  Toad Lane, Koclidnle,  in 1844.   I wisli some of tiie men who  read Tut: I_.m._>i:.\-i>_..Yr,   and   who are  known   to  have  the  pen of  a  ready  writer, would deal with such matters as  , this, and present them in a simple way,  not so much for the benefit of the older  ,roaders, hut for the benefit of the young  men connected  with labor, and whose  voices and influences will in the future  .have   much to do in determining   the  trend of labor legislation.   The past, no  ���   .doubt, has many things in it, which wu  would fain forget, nnd, so far as labor  men are concerned, thu record of the  past is a sad one, but we should never  Jet tho story of how noble minds and  hearts planned, schemed and labored to  bring in a brighter day and a sweeter  -   .condition of things for their fellow-men.  Of all  men   have  men who have  attempted. ,  1 know no story more fascinating than  that which tells of the co-operative  movement.   When we take into consid-   _.. eratiuti.the .condition. of_things_which  prevailed in 1844, the principles adopted  by the founders of this movement were  distinctly revolutionary.  JiiHt take some of tlio objects: The  dale of goods, the building of bouses for  ^members, the manufacture of goods, the  .cultivation of lands to give employment  to members out of work or badly paid,  and to establish n self-supporting home  colony of united interests. That to mo  was u great programme, but 1 doubt not  . tliu thought must have flushed across  tlieir minds: can we hope to succeed  where so ninny have failed?  No doubt they counted the cost, for  the magnificent structure which is in ex-  -  .isteneo to-day testifies louder than words j  , us to the success which attended their  labors. They were men'of business, and  they stuck to business, never allowing  themselves to turn aside from the objects which bound them together. They  eschewed all fads nnd chimerical ideas.  Thoy stuck to the earth, and left tho  skies to the dreamers.   They profited by  , the failures of the past. For example,  ono body of men animated by the same  desire to Detter things started out to do  .away with nil profits by selling goods at  _cost,  and  adopted  a  system of labor  notes.  What' they aimed at was laudable, but  j their effort was doomed to failure  men  at tho head of  the co-operative  movement sold at current prices, and  divided profits according to purchases.  In this movement we have  socialism on  a small scale, for members of this band  do away with the capitalist, tlie private  profit monger, and surplus is socialized  among them.   While in one sense tbe  co-operative store sells no cheaper than  any other store, yet the profits which  would go into tne pockets ,of the merchant, or manufacturer, goes into the  pockets oi the members of the society.  Each member is a co-partner with all  the other members, and  hence, each is  directly interested in the success of the  business, for it is his business to the extent of his shares and his purchases.  This moveinent has done good service  to   the   working  classes.   Iu   the tirst  place it taught them thrift, the saving  of that which had cost them so much  energy and toil,   in the second place, it  has taught tliem to have confidence in  their own ability, and perhaps has gone  further, in that it is teaching the state  that if such a movement can do away  with the evils of our present industrial  system, there can be no difficulty in tbe  way of the state when tho people are  ripe for the change in socialising all industries, and thus sweeping away a system of war and extermination, by putting  in its place one which binds all iu one  grand union for the sustenance of all,  and the profit of all in the state.   This  movement grew with  wonderful rapidity.   In _S51 there were 130 stores.   In  1SD7 there were 1,622, with over a million and a half of members, with a capital of ��22,000,000, with sales amounting  to over ,��59,000,000, and net profits to  over ��11,000,000, all of which seems, and  is   wonderful.   The   progress  made is  simply immense.   Yet we must remember that it has been gradual, going step  by  step���first selling,   then   wholesale  buying,   and   lastly    manufacturing ���  while each movement made has been  crowned with a success beyond the wildest dreams of the original founders.   As  Air.   Jlucrosty,   ii.   A., to whom I am  largely  indebted  for these notes says  the manufacturing departments nre the  most complete answer of the principle  of  association  to that of competition.  Industry is directed by the community,  far_ns"  so-lar_as~tiie "trillions of members of  stores federated into the wholesale societies are concerned and for the articles  they   produce,   as  completely as  in n  socialist state, and profits are comniun-  alized and and divided among the members in proportion to their trade, so that  wants  are  virtually   satisfied  at  cost  price. Indeed, it is a misuse of economic  terms to speak hero of profits iu the  usual sense, which menus buying from  ono   man at ono price,  and  selling to  another for u higherKuiii.   The co-operator buys from and sells to himself, and  merely   shifts    his   money    from   his  breeches to his waistcoat pocket.   True  | profit can only bo earned hy sweat ing  I the employees, and this is only done in  excessively rare instances, co-operators  being always the foremost iu tho just  treatment of labor.   While dealing with  co-operation us un industaiul system it  would not he fair to pass by a band of  men  culled the  Christian  socialists-  culled  christian   because of tlieir eminence in the Christian church���and here  let mo say that it is hardly fair for some  labor leaders to, speak of the .church as  hostile to the labor movement.   While  free  to  confess  that  tho church as a  whole litis shown an  almost criminal  indifference both towards the conditions  aud the needs of the working classes,  The' yet we should not ignore the fact that  some Of the best friends the working  man has ever had have been ministers  of the church, and to them labor is  largely indebted for what bus been  achieved. These Christian socialists  were a band of intellectual giants, were  men of great fervor, of great ability,'and  they have left works behind tliem that  are their best monuments. I refer to"  Kingsley, Maurice, Ludlow, Hughes and  Neulc���names which labor men should  never forget, and should at till times  honor. The.-e men took the position  that the aim of society is production and  not consumption, and that only productive labor is beneficial to thecommunity.  Hence they started out to reform  society by remodeling the method of  employment. Workmen wero to associate themselves together, were to supply  their own capital, choose their own  managers, and divide among themselves  all the proceeds of their own labor.  Several shops were started on this basis,  but failed largely on account of hick of  disciplinc,#und business ability.  In the co-operative cotton mills of  Lancashire, which were run more successfully at first, at last passed into joint  stock companies-, in which the shareholders might be operatives, but took  care to work in other mills. Looking at  the fate which attended these well-  meant efforts, Mr II. D. Lloyd says the  idea of a self-governing workshop, an  independent, individualized groop of  self-owned, self-directed, and i-elf-ab-  sorbed, has been as definitely abandoned  as tho earlier idea of a colony.  After this mariced failure the trade  unions tried to emancipate labor from  the grasp of the' capitalist by starting  self-employment in associative workshops, particularly in the engineering  trade, but a series of unfortunate reverses overtook tliem all, and swept  them out of existence. The only remnant oi this idea left to-day is what it  called labor co-partnership.  There is this to be said of profit sharing: it is cither a bonus for extra exertion, or it makes tbe remuneration of  the workers dependent on operations in  the market which he cannot control.  The weak spot in tlie armor is the sharing of losses as well as profits, for while  the worker inclines to share the profits,  he declines for_obviotiS-reasons to_sharo  the losses in business, all those individualistic labor co-partnerships do  not do away with the competitive system, which is the thing aimed at, because tlliey have to tight in the open  market for tlieir very existence.  The co-operative movement on tlie  other hand, remove tlieir trade from the  sphere of competition, and work for'nn  assured market. The fact that the  savings of the capitalistic class fur surpass the savings of the working classes  only shows how impossible it is for the  working classes to compete successfully  with the capitalists.  Such is a brief statement of this interesting chapter in connection with thu  labor movement. It has its lessons for  to-duy, and the experience gained of  others should help us in reaching a true  policy for labor to-day. The very failures of the past are full of wisdom for  our guidance. We are thankful that  men tried and failed, for wo are saved  the necessity of trying these experiments to-day. The way to success is  cleared for us. At least Eome dillieul-  ties and stumbling blocks are 'removed  for  our benefit.   It seems to me two  ,      The Mint  Ts    the   new    saloon   at   the   corner  of Carrall and Hastings streets.   Case  goods are tho best, nnd the prices O. K.  Seattle Rainier beer, 5 cents.  Try a bottle of Eisen Port, the sunshine of California, 50c bottle, at Gold  Seal Liquor Co., 746 Pender street.  Now, gentlemen, here is the shop to  get your hair cut to suit you: Corner  Cambie and Cordova.   C. Ellis.  I', o. itox :oo.  TIJOXE 179.  w. j. McMillan & Co.,  Wholesale Agents fok  TUCKET CIGAR CO. UNION LABEL CIGARS  Brundu:  MONOGRAM, MARGUERITA, BOUQUET,  OUR SPECIAL, EL JUSTILLO,  EL CONDOR, SARANTIZADOS, SCHILLER,  Corner Alexander Street and Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  VANCOUVER  Street Fair & Carnival  August 5, 6, 7. 8, 9,10, 1901.  Telephone 1���2���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace livery  stables.  If you want a really good rye whisky  :it a low price, our 50e rye is it. Gold  f-'eal Liquor Com pan}-, 74(1 Pender streot.  Blue Ribbon Tea it, packed in Vancouver by white men���are you drinking it?  SERIOUS FOR LAHOK.  The Mine Owners' association of British Columbia has addressed a petition  to the governor-general-in-couneil asking  that a royal commission be appointed to  enquire into tho mining laws of British  Columbia and some of the acts of the  Dominion government, which they claim  are strangling the mining industry of  this province. The stagnation of the industry is due, they state, more to the  unequal share of the taxation it has to  bear and to laws.limiting tlieir operations than to any other cause. The  mineral area is unlimited and the effects  of bad management, over capitalization,  stock swindling, etc., are no worse in  their effects than they have been and  are iu every other new mining field.  The petition complains of and asks relief from the following:  1. Custom duties which incrcabc the cost of  mining about IJ per cent.  2. The2.per cent tax on the output of the  mines levied by the province.  3. Excessive incorporation mid registration  lees.  I. Excessive fees for boiler inspection, recording ices, timber dues and miners' licenses.  5. The eight hour law.  0. The putting of class legislation consequent  upon the struggle between capital and labor.  7. The extension of the eight hour law to  certain surface employee*.  S. The demand of information for statistical  purposes irom the minister of mines.  9. Certain provisions of the Mines Inspection  Act.  10. The steady increase of taxation and  threatened legislation which is keeping out  new capital.  11. The Master and Servants Act.  12. The Dominion Allen Act.  ���Tlie-iuining-iiidtistry;���the���petition-  says, pays 50 per cent of tlie taxes raised  in the province, 22.7 per cent of the entire mineral production going to the  provincial treasury.  EXECUTIVE   COMMITTEE.  XV. C. NICHOL, ESQ., Chairman. *SV". H. QUANN, ESQ.  j. buntzen, esq. m. s. rose, esq.  f. buscombe, esq.   - wm. hodson, esq.  w. h. lucas, esq. s. d. nesbitt, esq.  e. j. mcfeely, esq. captain d. mcfhaiden,  ���   r. Mclennan, esq. a. smith, esq,  The executive committee will be pleased to receive applications from local, provincial and other merchants for booth space at the forthcoming; great  Street Fair and Carnival. Booth space will be allotted as follows: Frontage,  $1.0') per foot, depth of all booths 10 feet. Plans may "be seen at the Committee's Headquarters, Fairfield block Grandvllle street. All applications to  be made in writing .to  W. H. LUCAS, ESQ.,  Secretary V. S. F. and C.  TEL. 346.  Steam Puffer.  It's our special machine for ironing  the liisidcs of sleeves and insertion  work.  Goods Ironed bv It retain all the original crisp newness that marked them"  tho day of their first appearance.'  Blouse Machines.  Ingenious affairs for ironing ladles'  blouses. We have expert operators  trained in this particular branch who  turn out beautiful work that cannot  possibly be equalled by the old-fashioned bund Ironing.  PIONEER  Steam Lacirodry  Phone 346. 910 - 914 Richards St  white labor only.  ��:*s>PA<��ii��i.*r  and  A Busy Store  This is n remarkably busy store���lias been for  weeks���more particularly, of course, since the  hot wenthcr began.  The gallons ami gallons of Ice Cream we have  sent out to be eaten in the homes of Vancou-  vorltes, to say nothing of what have been eaten  in our refreshment parlors, Is astonishing.  People know a good thing when they eat It.  Ice Cream, 10c quart In pasteboard boxes; 30c  quart packed In ice and delivered.  PACBfIC  LINE  World's  Scenic  * Route  LOWEST RATES. BEST SERVICE..  To all points ln Canada and the United States.  THE FASTEST AND BEST EQUIPPED TRAIN  CROSSING THE CONTINENT.  SAILINGS FOE JAPAN AND  CHINA.  Empress of China July 8th  Empress of India July 29t_i "  Empress of Japau Junel7t__.  and every four �� ceks thereafter.  \  SAILING FOK HONOLULU AND ADSTBALIA.  Moana May 81st,  Mlowera Juno 28th.  Aorangi... July26tlt,  and every four weeks thereafter.  For further particulars as to timo rates etc..  apply to  Baker and  Confectioner,  418 IIa��lings Street.  BRANCHES: lleach House,  ^irtlBCN  No  Telephone 307.  4 Arcade.  II if KOIR  J. COYLE,  A. G. P. A.  Vancouver, B.  JAMES SCLATEE,  Ticket Agent,  428 Hastings St.,  .   Vancouver, B. O.  TUT?DC  TC  ���*-* AJ__IAVi_.���JUJT7  For stomach trouble of any kind take  Flint's Dyspepsia Tablets.   They cure  or you get your money back.   Otto box.  McDowell, Atklns[ Watson Co.  t  Alexandria Lager  la a pure, wholesome beverage,  and contains no harmful ingredients. It is highly rccom-  .lucndcd as a tonic for weak and  debilitated people.  DoerSng & Marstrand  ,       TELEPHONE 429.  $u|)|)ly  From Tlielr Niuiatino.boiithflelilaiid  Protection Island 'lollierlec,  Steam,  Gas  and  Blouse Coal  Of the Following Grades:  Double Screened Lump,  Run or tlie Mine,  \Vo��hed Nut and  Screening*.  SAMUEL JT. ROBINS, Superintendent.  EVANS, COLEMAN & EVANS, Agents,     ,.  Vancouvor City, B. C.  of Fire or Injury to  Health when you use  the  The price is now  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office of  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  M%iy&$&$&.  -'33  4  ���   V ���.  1*1  '-'_. ���'"���*'��  .K-isTJ'iAT i THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY.....  .AUGUST S, 1901.  SEWS OF THE LABOR WORLD  Canadian.  Owing lo the ,-trike of the deck-hands on tlie  C.r.lt. s.s. glocnii no ore was shipped from  Silvertoii int.l week iiIUioukIi three carloads arc  now awiiltlns sliipmenl on thu dock from Unit  point.  The stonecutters nl work on the new million  dollar IiipU'1 at Tumuli, have struck because tlie  atone was helm; c-ul In Clilciiiiii by a non-union  firm. Tlie coin riiciurs will endeavor to secuie  non-iinli'it iiiiim'Iis.  The viirpi'titi.Ts of \Vlnnt|ioi: at a mass meet-  liiK decided to dcmiiinl lroni cuiitraeturs by  Aiiliusu'i, |i.i cclii.s an hour, and nine ho'.irsa  day, except siitunliiy, wticn it shall be elujit  liuiirs.  The Ciiimdiiiii railway system, which was  owned iH-iyiiiiilly by 1.">1 coinpiiiilos, lias liy  ai'nalttaiiiatlun and leases reduced tlie number  , of coinpaiili's tn so, iu addition to,which ihe  1 Canadian mivornmeiii operates two roads���the  Intercolonial und I'rii'n'u 1'dward's Island.���  ���U.fc*. Consuliir Report lor June.  Tlie annual election of oilieers of Victoria'  Typographical Union, held lasi Sunday resulted  as follows: rrcxldctit, W. II. Ciillin; vice-president, .1. .1. ilnndulph; executive committee, C.  L. Ciillin, It. \V. H. Arinsu'oiiB and Fred.  \Vyiui; nmlft cuminiltci:, Junius I'ottingcr, J.  Chrow and Archie King; Trades and Labor delegates, T. II. 1'ivlgge and J. H. .McN'ivon, with  W. il. Wilson as iilturiniiivu delegate; label  committee, IV. II. Ciillin, .1. Chrow, F. K. Ciilliu,  \V.. K. Iilii'libiiru ami tl. Sheldon-Williams;  treasurer, 'l'iios. Uoo;;; .secretaiy, George .\l.  Watt..  The Deckhands' union of Victoria having been  disbanded, the rcinitiniug funds hi the-Ueasury  ofthe union have been given to ihe Jubilee  hospital, and the treasurer of tlie hospital  tenders his thanks for the sum ati'23.00 received  Irom the union through Frank Wall.  Atthe'last regular meeting of the Nelson  Trades and Labor Council the following oilieers  were elected: President, C. J. Clayton; vice-  president, James .Maithew; recording secretary,  Mr. Hatch; iiuaneial secretary, W. K. Kce;  treasurer, K. Robinsou; sergeant-at-arms, IX  , McLean; statistician, John Huberts.  The Toronto World speaking editorially of ttic  great siecl strike, says: "If there is to be combination of cajHtal on a gigantic scale, there  must be a corresponding combination of labor.  If labor could not organize under such circuiii.  glances serfdom and vassalage would return-  The twentieth century is not for a new serfdom." Slieh utterances from a paper of the  World's standing are tlie more to be valued  because of its rarity. *'  Do you believe in having a representative ot  labor in the local House i' If you do push  Along the idea of combining tiic.Torouios and  Yorks. Labor could easily get one represent!!  tive lii that bunch aiid v,e think the govern  mentiiiiglit.be induced to venture a trial if  sufficient pressure were, brought to bear befor  the next session.--Toiler, Toronto.  The numbers' union' of Winnipeg has elected  the following oilieers for the last term of 1901  \ President, F. Archibald; vice-president, A. T.  ;.   Kernaghan:   past   vice-president,  W, Toole;  treasurer, JJ. Bailey;. Iiuaneial   secretary, 1).  .   Craig; recording secretary, li. Giles, Arlington  Hotel, Market street; inside guard;.T. Love  ';,. outside guard, T. Slnimoni;' delegates to T. iind  ':'���'. ]_'. Council, F. Archibald, 1_. Ullcs and D. Craig  '..rfA'proiiosHion to request the clergymen of the  .'city to preach ..a labor sermon oneo a* month  was voted down by the labor ^council of Mon,  - ; trcal.   Adverse action on llie question was due  ._;  to the fact that the council believed tlie cause  V   of labor would be Injured by the preachers be-  ;. cause of their lack of information on Ihe prob-  ���    lems of the day. '-.,.  The Nelson 31 lner was on Tuesday last: sold  "������' by the Sheriff for a debt of t*>,-l00, being bid in  ,r.. by Miller ,t Uichards, of Toronto,: presumably  ;. for someone wlio will still continue the publi"  .;���  cation.   The Mincrjias, during the last three  1 or four years been lighting the popular, side of  nearly every movement which has come up in  1 * West Kootenay and IU; Iiuaneial embarassinout  ils the natural consequence.  i. 'i A dozen  of the Iriends ofthe Socialist and  "Labor movements met last Friday evening at  ; the residence of Br. IIari;rave to give.a welcome to Comrade Foley, of Hossland, who is in  Toronto now preparing a report of the Oriental  -.. Commissioners for the ..Dominion Government.  Among those present were Comrades Ilnrgrave,  I Kelly,:Kennedy, gangster,. Sinclair, Stevenson,  Thompson, Titus, Tock, Joyce and Wrigley, and  each  was called to  tell what ho knew and  thought concerning, tlie Labor an'd Socialist  movements;. Comrade Foley enjoyed tlie evening very much, and gave ns much pleasure as  ;. he himself experienced in a'half-hour talk on  the movement iu: the West."'. It was a happy  occasion. when .the West and  the Fast thus  ���;;,grasped hands.   There is kinship between the  : workers there and here���known and unknown  ,���and this gathering cements  tlie bond more  firmly.���Citizen and Country, of Toronto.  ; Many members of the Mine Owners' Assoc!.'  . atlon are not in favor of the lead refinery being  , liulll by tlje C. 1". It.   And with very good reason,   l'lie C. 1'. K. should never be allowed to  secure a stronger cinch on the lead mining  . Industry than it has at present.  It is unrcasou-  =ab!e-K>=sii|>pose^thaU!!e=leiid=boiinty-iwould;  help the  lead   minor any  if It had   to pass  through  any C. 1'. It. hands.  ;The llomiulou  Inis given enough already to this corporation  without allowing it to draw any more bonuses.  ���Silvortoiilun. :...  American.  Detroit boasts oln iiulon ol Marino divers.  An effort will Ire made to organize all the divers of the United States aud Canada. "  Los Angeles (Cal.) laundry workers arc on  strike for recognition. The workers seem to  have the best ot Iho argument nt present.  ' Tho stoglomakcrs of Wheeling, W. Va., have  asked for an Increase lu wages amounting to  85 cents per 1,000, Their demands have booli  refused by the Manufacturers' Association, and  a strike was Inaugurated on Thursday.  , In September tbe Clgariiiiikcrs' Inlernatloiiiil  Union will hold its general convention In Toledo, Ohio. This organization enjoys the distinction of meeting only once In live years.  Despite their Infrequent meetings,'tho cigarmakers have one of the strongest organizations  on tills hemisphere. '���':"'���'  The June bulletin of tho'New York departmental labor Is authority for the statement  that 1,748 organizations, with a membership of  24_,91D, existed lii the state March 31; 1901.  During the three mouths ending on the date  Just named, sixty-four unions were formed, and  tbe membership of the unions throughout the  state Increased 2,431.1- ;..:..'  Be'iiator Chirk the multi-millionaire, who  recently purchased a reserved seat in'the.U. S.  senate, has obtained possession of 14,000 acres  of government laud in Montana in violation of  "the .homestead laws. The ;great> Democratic  fcoss showed that he is a "workinginan's friend"  by hiring poor dupes to homestead the land  and ir;Hke over the titles to iiim, and now  there's trouble.  An Increase of 'J per cent in wages has been  uoiieeded its employes ly'llie Auierlenn Tln-  l'lali; Cuuipaniv wiikh cimtruls the tin-plaie  business of ihe country. Thirty thousand men,  will bo benefited by tlie advance in wages. A  few Independent mauul'acturei's have not  signed the union scale, but will undoubtedly  do so.  J. I'. Morgan had settled future railway wars  uy appointing ii board tu conduct Northern  I'acille affair-,; composed ui one member uf  each of the lUe ureal railway interests.  The New Yuri; (leiuriil l-Vdcralcd Union  utmost unanimously adopted a resolution d  burling any mun who Is a member of the  militia irumascal In linn body. Tho local  unluiiMire also taking actluii to oust nillltla.  men or prevent them Irom joining organizations.  Twenty thousand collar and cuff workers arc  liable tu strike lu New York slate for recognition of tlie union and a greai inassof clothing  workers in casleiu cities are also likely logo  out tu secure Ihe adjustment of many grievances.  -All the iexllle workers'uiiions of Philadelphia voted that no militiamen wulil remain  In their organizations.  Machinists of Kansas City havo been iiijmic-  tloued from speaking to 'scabs or in any way  .Interfering with tliem.' ,;: "���.".'  In the Dayton Trades Council the Social  Ileniocrii's iind ihe advocates ol direct legislation held a joint debate, and llie verdict of the  delegates was almost unanimously in favor of  the former/   .  A Providence (li. I.) court decided a divorce  suit Ihe oilier day b.v ordering tlie wife, who  was the .complainant In the case, to take a  mention' The evidence submitted was lo the  effeel that the husband belonged lo a large  number ot secret' organizations and spent his*  time and money on them. One occasion was  cited where tlie husband gave n supper that  cost him .90. The wife thought he ought to  spend, his time and money at, home. The  judge was of the opininu that the way for the  lady to get even was to take the children and  go on a vacation at the old man's expense, and  so ruled. Uy and b.v we may have vacations by.  injunction. *  Tlie Wnterbury (Conn.) Furniture Co. failed  with $75,000 liabilities, and gives as one of the  grounds thai it was ruined by n strike. Well,  why didn't the bosses make a decent attempt  to settle? .  ThojWorking Women's Union of America is  tlie name of the organization under which tlie  servant girls will sail into the channels of  organized labor. A strong local body was  launched lu Chicago."  New machinery is making great inroads on  the hand cutters in llie granite industry, and  the unionists are discussing, the .question of  controlling the devices by bringing every  worker into one organization. The. granite  cutters are reaching out for everybody," from  tiie toolsharpener andthe huh tender to the  ninn who puts the finishing touches on Ihe  work. So "trade autonomy" is reeeiviug.au  other black eye.  A judge al Derbjy Conn., '"ls gone* to the  limit, lie injuiictioned machinists from doing  anything but breathing, and issued alt attach  merit against the strikers,, individually and  collective.')-, for Jij.dOp, and ii line of?5,000 or  juil haiigs over them for violating tlie order.  Machinists still have a chance to vote.  ..  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  THE  WRECK   OF THE  JOI.E  LA  PLANTE.  '. 'Twas one dark night on Lao St. Pierre, '  Dewind she blow, blow, blow, .  Wen the crew of de wood scow Julc La Plante  ,     Getscarean' ion below.; ���;:.  :  For de weend she blow like horricane,;     "  llinieby she's liiow sonic more;  Wen do skow bus up on Lac St. i'iorr'c  Ilout half mile from de.shore.     :  De captainc she's wiilk lion de front deck;  She walk on de hind deck too;  She's call de cook from lip de hole,  She's call up ail de crew.  De cook lie's name w'as Rosie,    .  He's come from Mou'real, ���  . Was chambermaid hon a lumber barge  Hon the becg Liichliio canal. X     .  De' weend she blow, from the nor' eas', wes',,  De sou'wind she blow, too;  When Rosle say, " Oh, captainc,  Whatever shall we do?" .. ".-���       . ,   ������   ���  De captainc she's trow do 'hanker out",  Hut still the' scow: shee's droeft,       ���'',���:,  For de crew he can't pass on de shore,  llecause he's loss deskeef.  De night was dark lak one blak eat,  Do wave ron high im' fass,  ���.      / '     ,'.*'  Wlien de captainc tnk poor Ilosic ,  An* lash hlin by the mass.: , .'  : Deciiptaine^he's pooton deHfe preserve  ��� Aiid she jomp into de lak,   "  An' she say, " Good-bye,* my Rosie, dear, ���:  1 die for your sweet sak."; -;:��� ���:  Ncx morning very hourly,'.  ���.' 'lloiit half pass two, three, four,  De captainc, cook an' wood skow ���  Lay corpses hon dat shore.      '���"-���'-���������  -Aiid^de>weend.she.bIow-lakJiurrlcaue,~^"^  Ilimeby she blow sonic more.        .    :.  And de skow she buss up on Lac St. Pierre,  r'Uout 'alf a mile from do shore.     .  L'ENVOI.        ' -  Now hall good wood skow sailors man  Tak warnln'by that storm,  An' go an' marry one nice French gal,  And levc lion one good farm.    . .  Den de weend she may blow lak hurricane,.  An' spose she's blow some more,  You don't bo drowned pu Lac St. I'lorro  ,'eh  So long's you stop on'shore.  ���Selkctkii.  ; *1,000 FOIt AN HONEST MAN.  Mrs. Nancy 1). Irving, of Chicago, a cultured  woman, whose sympathies aro entirely wllh  'tho laboring masses, has, ottered a thousand  dollars to any business man who would conduct his business for one month without telling  a lie. A number ol lolly-minded Individuals  In Chicago, including two bunk presidents,  applied for tlie sum, inasmuch as they claimed  to have not indulged In tiie gentle art of deception, but a quietus was put upon them by Mrs  Irving demanding to see tlielr tax receipts.  Probably they never rcalized*bcfore tliata man  lied when he swore that his property valuation was a great deal less than it really was.  After all, .Mrs. Irving's plan' was a very cleverly conceived one for the purpose o! advertising  a book entitled "Who Lies?" lly having a  number of business men of Chicago demanding  a thousand dollars she has succeeded lu gelling from the newspapers thousands of dollars'  worth of advertising thatothcrwlsc would havo  had to bo paid for. "Who Lies?" shows as  clearly as anything possibly . could that a  preacher, ajawyer, a doctor, merchant, or any  other business or professional man, cannot pos*  Bibly succeedby strictly adhering to tho truth.  I'KKI-AKK I'OK TUE KUCCTIOS.  To the Editor of Tiik Ixiiki'BXIpknt:  .Sir,���As a subscriber to Tiik Indki'kn-  m.NT allow nm lo iliank you, Mr.Kditor,  fur tin.' iciirlcsis ami manly stand you  have taken in ilcfciu'o of right and jus-  ticc in Hid ti.icl'ineii'.s strike; also the  cuiiriigcouM nianncrin which you upheld  the fishermen tirfuinst the un.-:i'rti|iulotis  attai'l;!) ol' llie caniu'i'V combine. It is  refreshing to liiiew that'lherc is at least  one paper in Vancouver thai is not subsidized by the corporations o( lliis province, and dares to tell the truth.  Your editorial on that iij:gregation who  style themselves as the "business council of the city oi Vancouver," crit.ci._li.;  their action regnriling tlie .civic printing  has caused a greai deal of coniiiient  aiuong the working class of this city  anil the unanimous =opinion is thai it  was timely and to the point.  As a "business council (V) " it stands  without a parallel. Let nio point otitone  or two cases of the jirofessed "business"  acuiiien. Did they not pay over $500  lor a street roller, which many experts  claim is not ns ypod'ns tbe one offered  by tlie lowest tenderer? JMil they not  raise the salaries of certain, city ollieials'  because they were too hard, worked?  .Did they not refuse to nccejit the bids  of the employing printers of tlie. city of  Vancouver, who tendered for the cily  printing, treating the employing printers  anil the Typographical union witli'contempt, because they (the ''business council" of Vancouver) allege that there was  a.cotnbiue to lilch the city treasury for  'printing? ."  Yes, Mr. Kditor, theseand many other  matters, which your valuable space will  not allow mt! to encroach upon, fully entitle tliem to be called in every sense of  the word u "business council."' These,  philosophers and wise men, put even  Socrates in the. shade by, their, actions  anil words of, "wisdom. They need' ii  lesson'.on "business integrity," and it  would not be amiss if you kept up tlie  light and united tlie different factions in  our ranks so- that .'.we' could go to the  polls a solid and compact body and give  these'. "business" nien : a '.'business"  lesson at the next municipal .campaign'  It is openly:asserted by .some of, these  wise "business" councillors .who look  aftef'the city's'welfare that they can always'depend upon the support of certain  prominent members of the Typographical union to uphold tliehi'.when election  time comes. The. .way' the. '.'business".  council "of.'Vancouver.'has .treated- the  employing printers aiid the..���member's of  tlie Typographical uiiipn, the union men  of Vancouver: do. not believe these j bald  statements, butbelieve.the members/of  that unioii will, prove .'a unit when it  conies to voting. . It is conceded .on all  sides that the unions hold the key to the  situation," and .feel certain its., members  will prove.equal to the .occasion.1.-. What  the members of that .organization. have,  doiie before they .can do again and'that  is lead another crusade atthenext civic  campaign ami give tliis "business" council ii: lesson in, politics. .The. Typographical union has men -whp can copper  every move that is 'made by; members of  the present "business"./.'council. ���:These  men'''not only know' the.';cliques .that  elected a majority #f;;.the I/,' business"  council,''who .dictate;.the policy, of tlie  council'at the present time;1 .They have  imiiiy 'forceful speakers and past-masters  iii orgiiniztitioii., Organized labor is looking to. the ...members of the .Typographical union to take up the light. :.--.  . I would suggest/ that Va committee, of  four be appointed at their next meeting.'  This committee should be composed, of  the different factions who took /such :,a  promiiient part inthe last campaign, so  that.all parties would;;b'e a. unit.:/This  committee should' arrango ii -'meeting  with every anion iii Vancouver and enlist tlieir co-operation./They would not  appeal in vain.. In a few weeks a definite programme could be adopted,' and  the niovenietit would gain sucli a mo-  InxSTtnTTts^woii id^^Oluf^VlIisi-Wsl'''  council out of business.;; :  This "business" council is antagonistic to -.labor, and has already struck a  bodv-blow at the.Typographical union.  OBSERVE...  Vancouver, Aug. 1,1810.1."  PARIS GREEN. .. HELLEBORE  AND WHALE OIL SOAP for tha extermination of the CUT WORM and  other Insects���for,sale by the McDow  ell. Atkins, Watson Company, The  Druggists, Vancouver.  Kor t,he next 30 days you can get a suit at  your own price at  THE    ACME  To introduce our new system of tailoring before our Kail Stock arrives  21 Cforqlii St. C- I. Holland, Cutter,  SOCIETIES RE-UNION.  A re-union celebration ot nil the  fraternal societies of the Province will  be held In this city on Saturdny, 'Austin t- 24th.: ��� An elaborate programme  has been iireiiareil. It comprises a  Brand procession In the morning. In  the. afternoon Held niul nc'iuntlc kjiouk  will be held. J, G. Ure, secretary Arcade.      ..,'"���  You'll nol find fault with nny quality yon  net at the People'*, l'o)>ular Price l'harmacy.  (iuallty i_ of supremo importance. '  You'll not iind fault Willi the prices���they  are always fair and lower than. other More'.s  prices.   .  OUC  PBICES  NOT  CONTHOLl.tD   ST ANT  COMBINl'.  Castoila. Itegulnr I'rlcc35c, our price  25c  Cartel''.- l'ills, "      ."    2oe,   "     ���'      ISc  Dr. lillii-iin's Kidney Cure, lteculiir. Price  ��'l.so, our.price...  :..    $���  'Sl'O.VUES AXI1 SOAI'S AT HALF PRICE.  ��� I'ltKSUUH'TIOXS :   SO per cent, lower than  other STORtS. ..' si ':''*_' '  Gerald Deyell   druggists   YY. D. Wylle  Successors to J. A; L. MeAlphine.      .,'  AT  St  Province . .m  Rartitulars  iyyii jom wmyy  Chairman Committee  Secretary Committee^  Victoria, B. C. ;  Hardie & Thompson  Among lliis lot are some Ciuvelaiuls, Tribunes'.nml Coluinbias. -y  All are in good condition, a few are almost new. Very low &  prices to clear them out. .,    �� X  '���'���&���  ,126 Hastings St. ^  SOLE AGENT   .���" 4^  CLEVELAND AND TR8BLNE BSCYBJES.   '���������.'  9  cFeeSy ^ Co,  WHOLESALE AND   RETAIL   DEALERS   IN,  Shelf and Heavv  MAIL  ORDERS   RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  Do.uoL^$:::e*!;-coi.  .���������: WHOLESALE GROCEKS, .'/*'-:  Cordova and;\Vater Streets,   - 'Vancouver, B.C'  ;   DE^; Headquarters for", Domestic and lm-  jjorted Cigars and Smoking Sundries.     -  Is now, oii.   All goods at Half Price '.for'''  ���OWW^^  ^:','"*ft;.  I 'VPU'L., be pleased to know tiiat you can get!'���'���"X';''yi-'-'X'i ',:iy::Xix~-    yyyi.-X;  I  m^'-    ��� ��� .   '..'. ';���;   -; ��� . ;:.'; -.,-;������ :,���;-.;; - '���;-���;���. ,.���   ���'.-. ;-;.,.f\  I right here in Vancouver now. Xo necessity forisemlinff n'wnv for. thcnV.:: We are  j tlio sole ngents for these fumons lmij_;-vAVu.- hnve.tliem m-three styles���the Derby  lsliHpos.;iuul tlio.Keiiont in hi��h atnl low-crowns���In bhujk only. .'Ahu weVsell-them  \ nt exactly the siimu price ns they ure sold in the United States'.::;*.;vv-' ... ���     '������y'yj :  yffi$jl^^  y Vancouver's Big Clothiers, y-y  Hatters. .anidi-Nens's'-. furnishers,  IO'1-6 CORDOVA STREET,'  '���������yiyii 'vXncouver;��^- '���>  yiiy. Trunk Store 127 H^tines StM 0|_1).;^  ���:, TENNIS, '!i^i!3^^!3^X^&y^,  :'HAMMpGKS,:;:HSHING;^^  ^'���-.AlSfDjPUNCmNG^iMGSlI^  ?  521   Masting*  9i':-i''i-m^^reef.":y::yx  QQGOOGQOQOQO<XiQQOOQVOCQQQ00CQQQ<X3QQCCCQQQ0G0QGQQQG0(,  g   REMOVAL  ., J)rink Red Cross IJuer, tlie beer Unit's  Sure, 78c pints, if 1.50 do.!, quurts. Gold  peal Liquor Co., 7-10 Pender street.  According to a decision of the court in  Miissucliusetts, nil Momen und yirls  employed in hotels'- aro under tlie protection of the eight-hour working ltiw,  which is being rigidly enforced.  Marine and General-������-==>���  Consulting Alceknieal Engineers ,  520 ConnovA St. W��� Vanccuvkr, B. C. Tel. 70  . l'atentcen and dcslKiicra ol the Hurdle-  Tliompsoii water tubo boiler, new Ulgh  hpced reverHluit eiigiiiefl. and Hpcelnl  macliliiory ln linlit aeciloiiu lor mines.  1'iiorm.i.Kiu Desioni-.u.  KsotNia Indicated and  ADJDSTED.  Solo audita lu H. C. and K. W, Territories lor  tlie United Flexible Motullic Tubing Co., Ltd  I/>ndou, Eug.  Flint's Dyspepsia Tablets are guaranteed to restore failing appetite and  correct, any kind of stomach trouble.  60 c, box. McDowell, Atkins, Watson  Co.- ,.  Teloplione 651.  Western Cartage Co  XV. A. McDonald  Trucks, Drays and Express  Wagons  for  all  Purposes.  ORDERS TAKEN TOR WOOD AND COAL  Office: 314 Cambie StrMi.  .���.;. TO REDUCE STOCK...  309 Carrall St.  y 7:ieiv-i oi;.*-v:}.  OOOOOC(K>OOOOOOOOOCOOCK)OOOOCC0OOCOC6COOOOOCOOCOOo6oOC'  This is the time of tlie year you  need Preserving Kettles, Fruit  rre.��se.", etc.. so you would do  well to cull mid seo our prices  before buying.  R. G. BUCHANAN & CO.  Crockery and Houseu-rnishings,  406 and  408 Westminster Avenue. Vancouver  A. M. TYSON,  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN  Fish, Game, Fruit,  and  vegetables.  112 Cordova St. 'Phone 442  'iyy-';GKimiiy^y^  Times are hard and cash |8 source, niul'  (s likely to lie till after the fl'shin's sea-  Boh.'-Oh the otherihand-we are placing'*  our students Into poslMons so fust (39 lu ���  seven wecelts)  Hint we will be short ot'  graduates for the fall business.   For this  reason we are prepaicd lo make arrangements (with responsible parties) for a full  commercial com so du such a way that the  full fee Is not payable till the end of the-  six months' course.   Offer open till June  MUi, 1501.  The II.II.A.YogcI Commercial College  P. O. Box 347. Vancouver, B. C. ���  Pare   ice Cream  40c |jer qt,  MONTREAL BAKERY  WKST.MINSTER AVKXUE. ���

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