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 k^*t4^aXU,^4. Xg^LAA-h  is  '^  A  NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE eO  The oldest and largest International company in the world.  Supervised by 82 governments.  Fred Cockburn ��� District Mgr.  Fiack Block, Vancouver.  [V ���  B. C. PERMANENT LOAN AND  SAVINGS CO.  Authorized Capital  -    $10,000,000  Subscribed Capital   -   -    1,500,000  Assets over    ...    -      300,000  Head Cfiice 321 Cambie Street, Van  couver, B. C.  VOL. 3.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY G, 1901.  NO. 15.  Notwithstanding   False Reports  in the Daily  Press���The  Men Are Standing Firm AH Along the Line���AH  ,,>Trains Are Many Hours Behind Time. ���  John T. Wilson, .president of the  Trackmen's Union, now at Montreal,  wires that the men are still standing  firm on all parts of the system.  It is rumored that .Superintendent  Marpole lias left for Winnipeg*, to meet  some of the <,other officials re strike  matters.  (Railroader No. Two Speaks.)  To the Editor of Tin: Indei'KNI'KNt:  Sir:���As <a railroad ,man, who has to  earn ihis  living; by  the sweat  of his  brow, and a miserable living; at that,*  I desire to trench upon your valuable  time and space  in order  to give expression to a few thoughts which have  been forced oipon ime by  the present  conflict between employee and employ-  ' er on our great national highway.   I  am, personally, strongly averse to all  that is ���unreasonable >and unfair, and  thoroughly    detest    misrepresentation  and falsehood.   Since the Inception of  this strike our local newspapers, viz.:  The News-Advertiser,     Province, and  World, have, in the opinion of the general   public, iprostltuted  their columns  by disseminating- news that as at variance with fact. This is a. strong statement, *ut not slionger than the circumstances   demand.   So   far  as   the  success of our own  cause  Is conern  ed we .haiv�� no reason to feel alarmed  at the tactics adopted in the present  struggle by our opponents, but we deplore   that  a .strong  conporatlon  like  the C. P. R. should have recourse  to  their present  methods ��f stifling  the  life out of the ,men wiho have ikept our  main 'highway in working order.  As one who is practically acquainted  ���with the nature of the work performed  by trackmen and brldgemen must say  tihat the average .   pay Is Inadequate  and" Insuffc'ent-to cover our dally'ex'  penses in many cases, .oven if the most  utringent  economy  Is  practised.   The  delicacies  and comforts  and  luxuries  enjoyed by  the other ordinary  mortals are utterly beyond our reach, and  ���we are told in grim sarcasm to be content with our lot.   It is not the lot of  human nature to be content. The poorest trackman's life Is Just as .valuable  to hlni, and of as much worth in the  economy ot life, as Shaughnessey's is,  to himself, though     clothed In better  raimant and maintained 1n opulence  We do not receive the monetary value  of our labor and we grudge to waste  our lives in a continual state of penary, and  hand'down our families as  hostages  of  illiteracy and   Ignorance.  The strongest argument advanced by  opponents and wihat tfo'ey harp on incessantly  is this:   "The 'trackmen  on  the C. P. R. are paid at a Wigher rate  of wages sthan 'their brothers on other  roads, either in Canada or the United  States.   That     Is a simple     assertion  ���without  authentic  figures  to   back  it  up!   But even If that were the case lt  Is no reason why the employees of the  C. P. R. "should not assert their own  individuality.   Tlhe  man     wiho     propounded that argument. If ihe is in ,the  employment of the Company, ought to  ���be marked well as an unreasoning fellow and unfit to advise the management in their course of action.   Let lis  argue   1ntelllgently._If   my   neighbor  of their Immediate hoses. It is very  important that the general public  should be made acquainted with the  true state of affairs.  The organs of the C. P. R.'In tills  city have published 'in large type the  false statement that "the bottom ds out  of the strike and the men haive returned to wonk." This is the' company's  last tsraiw; they iknow too well that  there Is trouble brewing which will  force them to yield, and the above  a1_sur<T false statement is a desperate  effort to disorganize our solid and unwavering  ranlts.     "  We know our enemy and his tactics,  and the knowledge is more than half  the battle.  RAILROADER NO. TWO.  Vancouver,   July 5,   1001.    .  The C. P. R. is doing as much underhand wonk 1n reference to the railway track and bridge workers as possible.   The following explains itself:  "I, tke undesigned, arrived at Montreal from the old country on June  ioth. When* looking rfor work I applied at the C. P. R. office there on  June 23rd, and procured a job to go to  Revelstoke, B. C, as a bridge carpenter. I enquired if a strike was on  there, but was distinctly told that  there was not. When I arrived at  ���Revfelstoke, however, I found that  every man was out on strike, and recused to go to wonk.  (Signed) "S. WAGSTAiF_F."  "The above Is a correct statement of  a report submitted to the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners  of "Vancouver, at the last meeting, held  on July 2, 11)01.  "J. G. DAVIDSON, Pres., pro tem.  "JOHN  T.  BRUCE,  Rec.   Sec."  cases the law has been broken. Again,  the same men, who are placed in the  oositlon of being forced  to work, are  certainly worth watching.   Why?   Because they have been misinformed and  told  so  many falsehoods in  tlie East  about  tho  Pacific division.     Xou can  easily understand how they can mislead these poor fellows by such short  so.uibs us arc appearing in the papers.  And not only that but the company hns  large posters In aill the Eastern cities  relating; many absurd stories about" the  Pacific division; for Instance, they say  they do not want men on the mnln line,  but require tliem for new branches they  are building.   One   other  statement  I  would like to make is that we have It  from good (authority that the company  has brought over from the States some  carloads of Italians for tho Pacific division, and of course has added to the  number of men;   but the truth ot the  matter is they are locked u.p in the cars  as they refute to work, and that is the  reason for    the    superintendent's    remarks.   They wlll'requlre a few train-  loads more before they will obtain what  they are soaking for.   Even the Japanese have- refused to obey any of the  officials when they ask tliem to go to  work.   When spoken to they "no sav-  ey."   The Japanese say they have been  offered as high as $2.00 per day,    and  found.   Now, sir, tills is the truth concerning ouiv.Pacific division.   Some official has gone 'as far as to tell the other  official  that he was not trying to get  the Japs to work and found to his surprise that he had to go into the car  ito   order   them out bift to  his (furthei  BY-LAWS.  The "scabs" who are" supposed to be  doing local duty are utterly unable' to'  discharge the work Inoumbent upon  them. Their ignorance and stupidity Is  causing the comapny an incalculable  amount of mischief and annoyance. At  our very doors an incident took place  a couple of days ago which stands.out  as a fair example of the ability and  worth of the "scabs" mho are trying  to do the iwork. A man named West  lost his life simply because he .was inexperienced. He went out to dlsoharge  his ��� duties accompanied by another  "scab", and a Mootchman. West lost  his life and 'his two associates escaped. We leave tlhe public to moke their  own logical deduction ln the case.  across the street is working for $40  per month, and my rate of pay is $50,  and if my neighbor Is silly enough to  rest-satisfied'with his pittance, and  nioike no effort to advance himself,  that would be no reason why I should  not demand an increase in pay from  my employer.  The proposition Is absurd, and cannot be taken within the bounds of  common  sense.  The trackmen and brldgemen, who  hnve ihiird, nnd Important work to  perforin, are the poorest paid men on  the railroads of this or any other  country. If 'the C. P. R. made some  attempts at economy In some of tho  departments where money and maiter  lal Is wasted lavishly it would be a  more Important work and more beneficial to the shareholders than- grinding down its faithful employees to a  condition of penury and misery, and  thereby 'In 'the course of time, converting tliem Into abject slaves. This Is  the object'in view, for tfie poorer the  ipay the more dependent the men become upon the company ln the course  of time and are reduced to such a condition, that, in many Instances, they  are unable ito resist the Insults, abuses  and lll-aisa^e,  received'at the hands  North Bend, July A.���All the men are  solid here. Beasley went down on No.  5 yesterday, giving instrudtlons to all  the section men to vacate their houses  within a week. It is held that they  must be given a month's notice. The  "sca'bs" are not doing much work for  its company, ikllllng'jtime, as it were.  The Edmonton branch Is tied up solid, not a train being run over it for  12 days. ,'  Port Hammond, July 5.���Four scabs  are living at Port .Moody. One scab is  at Pitt River bridge. Roadmaster McDonald and his Incompetent scabs' are  trying to do some wonk on the track  east of here. They were down  Hostings-on-Wednesday-to-ipush a-car  clear of the ,maln line that stripped the  side of a freight engine. The "'scab'  brldgemen were 21 hours putting a flap  in a bridge and No. 2 Imperial Limited  'lost  two hours.  Indian Head, June27 ��� Reidi Co.'s  elevutor* wus burnt here ut noon. It  contained 115,01)0 bushels of wheat. The  ciu.se is supposed to have buoiiu hot-box.  There was $12,000 insurance in the London, Canadian nnd Lancashire coin-  panics. A noticeable feature of thu (ire  was tlio way in which striking section  men turned in uml saved u train of enrs  and other C. P. It. property.  amazement he found that he was dealt  with in the same manner as ,was a former official, and told to get out. I also  notice that the News-Advertiser, tlie  corporation's sweet bosom 'friend, Was  kind enougli to print our short letter,  but was not satisfied with simple printing the letter but had to throw a cloud  ever the whole thing by placing a little squib at the bottom making an attempt to show to Its friends that such  did not appear in their columns. They  are pure fabrications which are ap-  pcnrli.g every tiny.-'Ere'many nays,-Or  weeks, pass the Advertiser's circulation  will, we believe, have greatly decreased.  As for the Province newspaper, it is  below the workingman's dignity.  Yours respectfully, By order of the  Local Committee, B. R. T. of T.  T.   J.   GRAHAM,  Secretary.  Revelstoke, July 2, 1901.    N  Support Pledged.  Edward   Boyce,   of   Denver,   Colo.,  President of the Western Federation of  Miners has ipledged the .financial support of that body to the strikers.  At a mass meeting of citizens held at  Nelson last week, the following resolution was carried without a dissenting  voice:  Resolved���That the trades and labor  unions in the city of Nelson pledge  their sympathy, and, if need be, their  undivided support, to the Canadian  Pacific railroad trackmen in their  struggle for a living wage.  Special Constables.  At a largely attended meting In Revelstoke last week, the strike situation  was discussed, and before leaving the  hall a large number took the opportunity to sign the following memorandum,  Addressed to Mr. Taylor, M. P. 1'.,  whlcli had already largely been signed  in town:   'We the undersigned constituents of  your riding desire information from  you, through the medium ot the press,  why special Provincial constables have  been sworn In to be employed in the  capacity of  C.   T.   R. watchmen?  "What giounds were advanced for  the autlioriaztlon of enlisting the services of special Provincial constables?  "Have you protested?"  Mr. Taylor stated to till; meting  that he intended to take the matter up  und Investigate It to tlie bottom.  The Water Works By-law should be  supported  because the extension asked for Is a ma.tter of immediate necessity.   It  is   not generally  known  that  If the people consent to the sale of certain lands now the property of tlie city  that the money derived from snld sale  musit be used in taking up debentures  issued Ifor the amount authorised.   To  nuuke this plain, the water works bylaw   Is  asking  for  certain   monies   to  extend  the service     and ait the same  tline.t'hey are asking for power to sell  the piece o-t land now occupied for a  blaoksmlth shop.   The money derived  from the salt of this land must be used  for   the   pui chase   of    another     piece  of land in a more suitable place or if  the city owns land suitable then the  money derived from the sale must be  Invested   in   water   works   debentuies.  The money a&ked for for Fire Hall No.  I will.be so used as the city possesses  u suitable sight for the new building.  Theiefore in the case of the inone yre-  'tulred for Fire Hall No. 1 Is merely a  mutter of i'onu and does not increase  the city's indebtedness.  To return to the water works.  Thiough the action of Messrs, Fore-  main and Baxter last year the owners of vacant lots as soon as the water pipes are laid are liable to and will  be taxed lor water although they do  not. use It. This is a just and righteous  taxaition as the people who aie possessed of less wealth, but who have  put their all In their homes .must have  waiter for use and for protection from  ilre. During this wet weather tlie old  buying applies to many of the houses  on tlie outlying streets.  Water, water everywhere,  But not a drop to drink. '  I wrote last week upon the quary  by-law and I do earnestly hope that  every endeavor will be made to secure  this and at the same time to obtain  posssslon of the water power generated at the Granite Falls. This water  power is a splendid asset ln Itself.  One of the speakers on Wednesday  evening who" claims to be a "working  main" wanted every .by-law to be de  feated, w^hat a short sighted policy  This gentleman overlooked ithe fafct  that the bona fide workman would derive more benellt not only in the increased value of his property but at  the same time would obtain an Immediate benefit in the form of the wages  he will receive. I have not gone into  ithe shameful condition of the Fire  Hall, for every one knows or they  ought ,to, how unfit they are and what  miserable accommodation there is for  our brave and deserving iflremen.  The present police count and jail is  a disgrace to the city. Now let Jiir  voters turn out and support every money by-law to-day and give our men  some money In podket for the long  dreary winter ahead of us.  SOUTHERN  CROSS.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  From Hevulstoku.  To tlio Editor of TliK I.ndei'KNIiest.  Sir:���Kindly Insert the following for  Local Commltee. Division No. 1. We  haive noticed )n some of the papers that  the superintendent of the Pacific division made on laserllon that he had more  men on the division from Revelstoke  to Laggxtn thlan any other division.  Well sir, we do not contradict it, but  he [did not say what they were doing-.  The real, truth of the matter is they  have about 3 special police- for every  spoor fellow wMch ,they are using every  effort to keep at work, and in some  .In the Kootenay.  To tho KdllnrolTiik Iximi'nsnK.vr:  Sir,���I have read ln your paper of  the 28th Inst., thnt the truckmen In tho  Kootenay dlstiict were striking simply  in sympathy witli the eastern men nnd  not because ithey have any personal  grievance. I wish to malte your valuable paper the means of setting tlie  public right on this matter. The west-  lern trackmtui has more grievances  than his eastern brother. Between tho  increased cost of living and the scant  accommodations provided for him, his  lot is the harder of the two. To work  on a section here he must as a rule  cook  his  own   food,   wtish   his   own  ��� (Continued on Page Three. 1  TYRANNY.  To tlio Editor of The Independent.  Sik,���It appears that neither the Dominion or local governments have now  control of the Fraser river, but a few  disloyal cowardly bluffers m the canners'  combine nre impudently dictating to the  people of Canada who shall fish and who  shall not li.sh in one of the most wealth  producing rivers in the world. If the  white'eitizens of this"p"rovince~wislf this  state of affairs to continue we had better pull down our British flag and hand  over the resources of the country to  would-oe autocrats who have more gall  than bruins or capital. We do not  deserve to have a country or fl.ig to call  our own if wo allow our fullou-citueiis  to bu thrown out of every industry in  this fair province and see their places  filled with low-grade Mongolians who  are degrading our whole social system  merely to indulge tho unsatisfying greed  of tyninniciil capitalists. Why not cull  a big halt to this outrage on white  citizenship ?  WORKMAN.  Steveston, July 4, 1001.  AN ADVOCATE OF BETTER MONET  FOR OUR LABOR.  To tlie Editor of THE Independent:  Sir,���I notice In the columns of the  Dally Province, of July 2nd, a letter re-  Ijardlng the trackmens' strike which Is  written by some one who Is too cowardly to expose himself by signing his  name, while he casts vile slander upon  a foreign race. His tactics remind one  of the wily Boer, do they not? Judging from the prominence ��� of the possessive   pronoun    in    his    somewhat  lengthy nom de plume, "An advocate  of   better  money  for  our labor,"   one  would suppose that the writer owned  not  less than  half the road,  but the  amount of ignorance of economics, and  want of logic geneially which he displays, Justifies me in classifying this  ind v.dui'H ns a mere capitalist lackey.  Having  no  particular  charge ot  any  kind to moke og"inst the humble Italian,   this   noble   ininde.l     God-fearing  Bilton  resoits  to  the  low contemptible capitalist tactics of trying to woik  upon the  prejudice o'.' the unthinking  and litnorant, In order to create a race  sentiment   _galnst    the  Italians.     He  tries to  malte capital out of the fact  that certain section foremen, who are  doubtless   such    ignoramuses as himself, hold the "Dago" in contempt, but  he does not undertake to explain why  the company keeps so many of these  useless   men  in   its  employ.   He  says  that Italian labor is vastly interior to  Swede'or Japanese labor; but why the  company, or rather the section foreman  he- refers to, does not employ this kind  of labor, can only be explained by saying  that there aie  no Japs  in B. C,  and   no  idle  Canadians  or Swedes  in  Winnipeg, while, 'as a matter of fact,  there weie enough idle men in Winnipeg during  the  last few  months,    to  mann  the entire roadbed,   from  there  to the coast, provided they were paid  decent wages, but as it is they will not  work on the section  if  tliey can find  work elsewhere.   He asks what value  these  people  are   to   the   community?  Well, if he does not happen to know,  I can inform hlni that they ikeep the  track   In   good  order   by   their  labor,  and the quality of train service which  we   have  had  since   they  quit   work  would Indicate the fact that they are  a   very   important   factor   in   society.  He  also  maikes  a loud wall 'because,  he alleges, they send all they can save  out ,of their pitiful  earnings  over to  Italy, but he says nothing about the  surplus lvalue which  they create, but  do not receive, and whloh goes over  to London and Europe In the form of  dividends.   It is evident from 'the -progress of the socialist movement ln Italy that theltaliansunderstarid" their  own interests, which is more than can  be said for the average Canadian and  American workman.   And this Is what  is   troubling this  capitalist  tool,  and,  becoming chagrined by the appearance  of matters connected with the strike,  he has taken this opportunity to give  vent to his malice, and to try to create dissentlons  in   the   ranks  of  the  strikers   on   a  question   of   race  distinction.   Hoping the strikers will win  the fight, and that they will carry the  strike to the ballot box, to fight th.ir  masters on  the  political field,  where  the odds are in their    favor.   I  am,  yours truly, ALEX. LANG,  ISC Cordova, street east, secretary of  press committee socialist labor party,  Section Vancouver.  Vancouver, July 4th, 1901.  TRADES MO UBOMOUMIL  ' Vice-president J. Crow occupied the  chair at lust ni_;lit'n meeting of the  Tuidos und Labor Council, and Secretary T. 11. Cross was in his place.  The circular-letter of the Trades and  Labor Congru-s of Canada re appointing  ilehgates to the coming .convention to  be held at Jiruntiord, Out., on September 17th next, wus laid over for two  weeks.  The organizing committee reported  progress.  The committee on blue label cigars,  reported that Mr. I.nyfield has pushed  the sale ol union cigars and was not to  blame in anyway for selling non-union  brands, and all trade unionists were  asked to give their pieferonce lo the  union-made article.  The parliamentary committee reported on the matter of ,-pecial constables  working on the C. I'. H. during the  strike.  The council insirucled the secretary  to write Mr. Maxwell, M. P., and protest against the. action of Indian Agent  Devlin interfering in tiie linliernien's  trouble and urging the Indians to go on  the river to Jisli.  Secretary Morton of the parliamentary committee sent in his resignation,  which on motion was accepted.  Hills for gus and printing were ordered  to be paid.  Messrs. R. Macpherson, Wm. McKenzio and Geo. Dobbin, of the brotherhood of Carpenters, presented credentials and took their seats as delegates.  The election of oflicers was postponed  for two weeks.  Messrs.   Macpherson,  , Watson   and  Dickie were appointed auditors.  Adjourned for two weeks.  Retail   Clerks   National   convention  meets in Buffalo on July 11th.  Stage Employees meet iu Toledo on  July 15th.  England's  cotton   factories   employ  ���-'33,000 women.  THE TWO MEN.  "I would like to, but I haven't time."  The door of one of our most splendid  mansions closed and a man hurried to  his office. Magnificent paintings hung  in this home, paintings to inspire, but  he never now studies them; he had no  time. Many books peeped from a lla-  brary, but he now scarcely opens their  oc��.*ers; he has no time. A wife and  family were his, but he no longer has  time for family associations. "Goodbye, my dear; watch for me." Elsewhere a man-with.a dlnner-pall-kissed-  hls little boy good-bye and the door of  one of our smallest homes closed as  the bread-winner hurried away. All  through the dust and grim and toll he  thinks of his wife and boy, and they  think of him, and at night the lad runs  out to meet him. At night he holds  the little youngster close to his heart  und loads tlie paper on the door-ste;  He has  time.���Charles Cliurner.  PRESIDENT ISAACS ELECTED  The Barbers" Union mot on Wednesday night. President G. Isaacs occupied the chair. The International Convention of Barbers will met at Saginaw, iMicli., starting October 1st. The  President was elected as delegate, with  J. B. McCallum as alternate.  The Independent wants a report of  each union medthTg and news concerning rtho members of every organization.  Srtch reports and news will do much to  sustain and create Interest dn the organizations. Secretaries are especially  urgyd to send in these reports, bult  news from any mesmber cut an organization win be received with pleasure.  VOTE  FOR  PETER    WTLIE FOR  ALDERMAN- FOR WARD V.  HELP THE MACHINISTS.      -'  To   organized   Labor,   Greeting:���As  you are aware of ithe faot in all its  details, It is unnecessary for us to do  more than .mention thait our organiza-,  tlon  is   engaged  .in  a ilife  or  death  struggle with the manufacturers who  have not yet conceded the nine-hour  day without any reduction of pay. In  this struggle  many  men  are Involved who do not belong to 'a trade union  and who are therefore dependent for  sustenance on their wiser fellows who  took the precaution to join their craft  organization   before   they  were   compelled, to  do    so    through   necessi*-.  The success of our movement depends  entirely upon the action of these men.  If they go  back to work before  the  nine-hour day    is    inaugurated,    our  cause is lost, or at least, set back for  a   considerable   time.    On   the   other  ���hand,  if  they  hold out with  us  and  refrain from labor, our victory is assured.    The only  way to J*ep  these  men in line Is to take care of them to  the same degree almost as our  own  members.    To  do this funds are urgently needed, and the only way to get  them is by appealing to our brother  trade unionists In other crafts to contribute what they can, and as much  as you can, for this purpose.   The ap-  peal  is mow made.    If you can pos-"'  sibl>i_asslt_our__eause,_do-so,-and-no^-;  matter  how simall   your contribution,  it will help and be appreciated.   This'  is the flrst time In our history that an  appeal of this nature has been issued,  nnd If there is any truth in the saying  "cast thy bread upon the waters" etc.,  it  will not be made_.ii vain, for our  organization as never Ignored similar  cry for help, and has been ever ready  to contribute when  called  upon.   Re-'  member,    he  helps    best   who   helps  quickly, and send ull contributions to  George   Preston,   Secretary-Treasurer,  SH-So Corcoran Building,  Washington,  D. C.   In advance ullow us to express  our  full   thanks and  appreciation for  your contributions.   We trust that yon  will be liberal nnd prompt, for assistance rendered now will be worth more  than   double  later  on.   Yours  fraternally, JAS. O'CONNELL.  International President.  General Executive Board: Geo. Preston, G. S. T., Hugh Domn, H. P. Garrett, Ed. L. Tucker, M. J. Ford, Jas.  A. Reynolds.  Washington, D. C, Jtme 37, 1901.  ��� <l  VOTE FOR PETER WTLIE.  ���When you want to hire a flrst-class  horse and buggy, go to the Palace  livery stables.  Telephone 186."  *.    ,   '��� fil  .'-,''.���.' ���'���������,*.,*'.;'.,'���.' --''i'*���';',' j.,a'i\ .''���*.-hV.:,i-j-'V','''���������' ^'ry- ���'���*Jfr    ', .-��� ,.-. -,������..-it '\ ��� ',-. ?/'. '. V ."'I  >,    ,,-       ~. ���;--.'. ^���.\;~c.'.' ., ���>'     ���. '���'.!'/  '* ''���    * ''*'*'"ii*t,'i.';. '-*''*' '      '' "i-i"''.''       '*'->."'�� ' TIIK IVMKPKNnKNT.  SATURDAY..:    JULY  6,  1S01.  THE INDEPENDENT.    I "''��� *lio1"1'-* Uu*ii* ov,�� ti>n��'s to the  | whole people.    It must be apparent  to  3RO. BARTLEY   Editor 1 every .--.1110  person   that   the   lime  h.ls  HARRY COWAN  Business Malinger '��� ,    ���,,���    ,,,���  0     1 1.1'���. i\ cl   when   ihe   wuive-eiuner   and  *      j buslne's  m.m  tniist  rise  to  tiie occa-  :i'id  n;>y  Hint  this t-rusliins: pro-  (......   nr'ot   ,.v^.,,.    if   thev   Can'l   they  will have 10 get off the earth. Both  i-iicleni aii'l nimlern history plainly  xhow-s that when the we.ilth is controlled by the tew the Industrial wars  were uo.er fettled except at great cost.  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IN   TIIK   IN-   ":n  TE11RST   nv   HHOANISKI*)   T./MIOU      !<���.,.  HY  THju INDEPENDENT PRINTING COM-  PANY.  AT   312   HO.M__.lt   STREET,   VANCOUVER.   B.   C.  ���SUBSCRIPTIONS  IN  ADVANCE.  .v week, 5 cents; month. 15 cents; three  months, 3.. cents; six months, 05 cent*;  one year, $1.23.  ENDORSED 11Y THE TRADES AND  I.AUOlt COUNCIL. THE VANCOUVER LA I'.OIl I'AHTV AND THE  BUILDING  TRADES COUNCIL.  SATURDAY...  JULY   C,   1901.  LABOR DAY.  Labor Day Is drawing night, and the  organized workers all over the land  nre preparing for Its celebration, and  right here Is where we want to say a  word. It Is about the same old programme that has been mapped out  ever since the day was organized.  Now, to iinake a thing interesting it  must be original, so let us study up  some  new  scheme   for  this  year,     lt  is the first Labor Day of the new century; let* us make it one to be reinem-  'bered.    "Now, in regard to speakers,"  says   the  Amalgamated   Journal,   "In  the past  we have  been 100  prone   to  have the chief addresses made by some  politician  or  lawyer.    That  i.s   where  we say  labor  is  wrong.    The  day  is  &et apart for us, and the principal address should be made by a man from  the  ranks.    It is all    right  to    have  those    outside    our    ranks    give    us  a talk 'to show their friendliness,  but  in many cases it is nothing more than  a 'jolly.'    We have the brains in our  ranks,  so  let  us    use    them."    Then  there is a class of men among trade  unionists who never take part In the  celebration,  and  others who  work on  that  day  if  their unions will  permit  itliem.    It  is  just  such  men  as  these  that help to ikeep down unionism.   An  employer will make fun of Labor Day  or ask Itliem to work, and  It he gets  them to accede to his demand in this  in  a short time he  will -ask  for some  other small  concession.    It  is  always  best  when   you  have  gained  a  point  to ikeep it until you can better yourself.    Then the moral  effect of Labor  day on  the unorganized is worthy of  our attention.   If we turn out in par-  .\.io and make a strong appearance It  goes a long way'in inducing those outside our ranks to join, but on the other hand, if we have a   small   crowd,  they,  with  their employers,  will  say,  "Why, they have only a handful. What  can they do for themselves let alone  you?" A  large  celebration  has   a.  sa-  'lutory effect on unscrupulous employers also.   When .thoy see a parade of  thousands of organized workmen they  will hesitate before beginning a battle,  while if  we are weak,  it te just 'the  reverse.    It is our chief aim to show  the world our strength on Labor Day,  so 'let  every trade unionist lay down  his tools on that day and talke part in  the celebration.  PIIASKU HIVKH FISHERMEN  Tlle fishermen declared a strike last  Saturday night. Everything Is ciulet  on the river, there nol belm; a white  ur Indian llsheiman out. The Japs arc  still with the union men and from nil  accounts are likely to remain  firm.  The cniinerymen's offer now Is: For  a total pack up to lO'l.OOO eases, the  price per tU"h to be IS cents; up to  G'W.OOO cases. 12 1-2 cents;,600,000 cases,  11 ��� ���cuts; 700,000 cases, �� cents; SOO.000  cases or over, S cents.  This latest proposed 'schedule for  flsh ns published in the News-Advertiser is not as good as the previous  one. Fo,- this reason: that In case the  expected pack, which is placed at not  less than n million cases by the cannerymen themselves, is realized, only  S cents a flsh will be paid, as against  10 and 12 1-2 ns per the former offer.  The offers of the fishermen, through  Mr. Bremner, have been practically  turned down by the cannerymen. Notwithstanding the fact that they contained very liberal and reasonable  provisions. The apathy with which  the committee of the canners deals'  witli the whole question leaves the  Strom; impression that they are more  interested in prolonging the dispute  than arriving at a speedy settlement.  The iflshei men mean business, and if  justice cannot be obtained by conciliatory methods It only .remains for them  to take such steps as will best protect  their Interests by legislation or otherwise.  The cannerymen are playing a dangerous game, and if trouble of a more  serious character arises the whole  blame will attach to them. We would  suggest that a different committee  from the canners take the matter up,  the one .now having negotiations in  charge 'having proved to be most bull-  headed and incompetent for such, nn  important .commission.  Further, Mr. .Bremner, who Is trying  to bring about a settlement, has been  most ointloing in his work, and if the  cannerymen were half as willing to  settle the trouble it would have been  a thing of the past ere this. It is not  too .muoh to say that both the more  reasonable cannerymen and fisherman  have entire faith in his unbiased me  diation.  ihe 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  luoms or England, Scotland, France  and Switzerland. To these are added  the wash goods beauty of our own  hwid  and  the  United  States.  Our long experienced taste has been  exorcised in selecting the great stock  that Is here for your inspection. The  demands of fashion have been carefully met, and our showing is well worthy  of your attention.  Quality, of course, is the most im-  portant point, and lt has received our  careful consideration. But beauty of  design and attractiveness of pattern  have also been carefully attended to,  and. as .regards the matter of price,  you'.ll find they are priced as we price  all our merchandise, with an eye to  your satisfaction.  A'isit our wash goods department  and get acquainted with the good  things wo are offering.  J 70 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  men and one thousand Indians, and  if the one thousand .properly naitural-  ized .Tops are counted, and both the  white -men and Indians haive no objection .to them, then you would have  2.000 boats and all could make a living.  The canneries, with three or four exceptions, are miserably managed by  men who do not know the A. B. C. of  the 'business, who promise directly  and indirectly every year that they  will have matters put right, but who  have neither 'the 'intention nor the  ability of carrying out anything at all.  I could not see how, under existing  conditions, white .men could flsh under  Ij cents this year.  The grand lodge meets this afternoon at New Westminster.  tonuses ZixJhf-' <ni��*ls-  '?<>. 4/4rivid^*Ju*i4,  O-P  46 CORDOVA STREET.  We make a specialty of Union-made Cigars and  Tobaccos, consequently we always give,.good satisfaction.    Your patronage solicited.  Union Director/.  VANCOUVER TRADES AND LABOR  Council, President, Jos. Dixon; vlce-  pretldent, John Crow; secretary, J. C.  M.ushnll, P. O. Box 159; financial secretary, W. J. Beer; treasurer, J. Pearey;  statistician, G. White; scrgcani-at-arms.  C. J. Salter, Parliamentary committee-  Chairman, John Pearey; secretary, 3.  Morton. Meeting���First and third Friday  In each month, at 7.30 p. m., in Union  Hall, cor. Dunsmuir and Homer streets.  ti -;1\S. WAITERS AND WAITRESSES'  Union, Local No. SS. President, elms.  Over; vice-president, W. XV. Nelson; recording secretary. Jas. II. Perkins; financial secretary, R. J. Loundes; treasurer, Wm. Ellondcr. Meeting overy Friday  at S.30 p. ni. In Union Hall, corner Homer  and Dunsmulr streets.  V��MJOU'R TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION.  No iii meet tho last Sunday In cnoh  month at Union hall. ' President, C. S.  Uuipliell; Vice-president, Ucoria- Wlltiy:  sccrstnry, s. J. Gothurd, P, O. box GJ;  treasurer XV. Brand; sergeant-at-arms!  Andrew Stuart; executive committee, E.  'vV \\?!i,,1,''"rr' s-,ll- UoW-. 3. II. Browne,  N. Williams; delogutes to Traces and  Labor council, J. C.i Marshall, Robt. Todd.  J.  II.  llruwue.  iu   1 uu  uiiiun  iiiiiuL  Union Hats, Union Made Overalls, Jumpers and Suspendes,  also a first class Tailoring Department, where only Uuion  Labor is employed.  Wo guarantee a perfect fit or no sale.  Between the Bulls and Bears on  'Change It is the Lambs that generally  go to the wall.  Free trade England taxes pretty  heavily, all luxuries, foremost among  them the workingman's tobacco and  his .vote.  THE  TRACKMEN.  The trackmen on strike are as firm  to-day as ever.   The men individually  know that they must stand  together,  and   it   behooves   organized   labor   in  general to make the fight of the unfortunate  workers Its  battle  also.   Anyone who has  read  the wage  scale  ot  the   trackmen   knows   that   their   demands   were   .perfectly   Justilled.   the  ���reports���In���the -subsidized- dailies���to  the   contrary   notwithstanding.       The  men  have  nothing  whatever  to  lose,  and everything to gain. Weie the high  officials of the C. P. li.. who were responsible for the trouble, compelled to  exist on  the paltry wages offered  the  section  men  they  would  be  the most  noisy and far worse lawbreakers than  tliu men who are now on strike.   The  strikers   have   the   sympathy   of   the  masses   from  one   end   of   Canada   to  the  other,   and   the  great  corporation  'knows that this right is not one alone  affecting the poorly paid men, but affects the business community as well.  The   time  has   come   when  the  latter  mus tjoln forces with the workingmen,  ns the lines between combined capital  and     organized labor are  now being  drawn   light.   The   wages   paid '.were  reduced   to   the  lowest   possible  notch  nnd the big corporations are now hot  foot  after  the  merchants,   whose  bed  .already is not one of roses.   The great  producing Institutions of America are  ���now   practically  controlled   by  about  half  a  dozen  men,   whose    grasping  paws are being extended to the rall-  i\iy, mining and fishery industries of  this  the most resourceful  country in  the world, and it will be but a very  short  time  till  this handful  of men  Mr.  L.  Wurzburg writes as  folio vs  tc   the   San   Francisco  Trade  Journal  i.ndor date of June 28th:  In your last isue appears a paragraph on .page 10, referring to the situation of salmon on ithe Fraser river.  You seem to think that the demand of  the British Columbia fishermen of 12 1-2  cents for each sockeye Is too much.  .Allow me .to point out a .few facts, not  generally known on this side of tho  border.  There is no limitation to the number  of .fishing licenses. Last year fully ���),-  000 boats, manned by two men each,  weie employed. Of those S.000 men,  ,",000 were Japanese and under 'the Dominion Fishery law, which allows licenses only to British born or properly naturalised subjects not more  than about-1.O00 Japs were entitled to  a license. The great bulk of the remainder was obtained by fraud.  This year again, you will have some  S.OOO men on the river, and assuming  that GM.OOO cases sockeyes are packed,  what will bo the average earnings of  each man at 12 1-2 cents for llsh?  The men who are employed in logging or mining camps come long dis.-  tances: no traveling expenses are ro-  iMake hay while the sun shines.  Translated Into .modern mercantile  English this old adage means: Make  money while the dupes last.  TELEPHONE 702.  160 CORDOVA STREET.  The Rendezvous   j   Hotels.   -  The 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  fjFGixo us a call.  Tbe Balmoral  . . WAKES A SPRCIALTY OF . .  0    dew's special unim, oiso ��� ���  0    usner's Black Label Liqueur wnfsky  -LARGE STOCK OF���  IMFOKTED AND DOMESTIC  . Cigars.  R. B. Mulligan & Co., Props.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday of  each momli, In Sutherland Hall, corner  Westminster avenue and Hastings street  at S p. m. President, G. Dickie; vice-president, c. Bennett; secretary, A. G.  Perry; treasurer, H. Vanderwalker; conductor, G. l_onfesty; warden, J. Marshall;  sentinel, F. C. O'Brien; delegates to  Trades and Labor Council: John Pearey,  Jas. Barton, Geo. Lenfesty, G. DIcMe and  J.  Howes.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets every second and fourth Thursday In Union Hall,  room No. 3. President, Wm. F. MoKen-  zle, 457 Ninth avenue; vice-president,  Hugh Vuison; recording secrotary, A. E.  Coflln, 730 Nelson street; financial secretary, H. S. Falconer; treasurer, George  Walker; conductor, Jas. Ferguson; warden, Jos. Dixon; delegates to T. and L.  council, Jos. Dixon, Robt. Macpherson,  H. Wilson.  THE RETAIL CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets ln O'Brien's Hall, the first and  third Tuesdays of each month. T. A.  Phillip, president; N. J. Orr, secretary,  2,022   Westminster Avenue.  rE-\AUA MINEKS" UNION, No. 113, W.  F. 01., meets every Saturday at 7.20 p.m.  In Foresters' hall. Van Anda. President,  R. Aitkcn; vice-president, C. A. Melville:  secretary, A. Rapor, Van Anda, B. Ci  treasurer, H. V. Price; conductor, P.  Burt; warden, John Llnklater.  To-day you are called upon to exercise your franchise touching several  very important matters for the well-  being'and good government of our  city.  We 'hope that the electors of Ward V  will turn out on the 10th and ivote for  Mr. Peter Wylie for alderman. He is  well and favorably known amongst the  fishermen and other working men.  Our  Ice Cream  Ib mude from the purest, sweetest ingredients tlmt wero ever put lu Ico Cream.  It is dclculublc.  Ice Cream, perqt., in cardboard boxes  t .40  Ice Creum, per qt.. puckcil and delivered.. .50  Ice Cream, per gal., packed and delivered. 1.00  Ice Cream, per j-gallon lots, packed and  delivered, trillion  150  Tliink ot this when you arc wondering whijt  jou will have for a change ot debburt.  Baker and  Confectioner,  413 Hastings Street. Telephone SC7.  EI.A_.CHES: Bench House, No. 4 Arcade.  funded. In order to .prepare his net  nnd boat, each man must allow at  least three months as the .time put in  hy him for fishing. Each man has to  board himself; It costs more than S10  per man and .per month, because In  most cases- provisions are .sold by the  canneries and at pretty good profits,  but we will c.i1l it only $10. Tnke a  pack of MO.OOO .sookeyes at 12 X-2 cents  per 'fish:  $1..'0 per case $900,000  Hi>ird,  f.'.O  less  S.00O ?L'l,n00  ���l.uQO   nets  and   depreciation of them nt J-V) .. 200,000  ���I.COO   boats   and    repairs  nnd  depreciation, ?10.   -10,000  Oiling,   Mlucstonlng   'and  repairing     -1,000     nets  -sny 10,000  More frauds in the commissary do  p-artment of the army. This time at  San Francisco, and army officers are  implicated. Reports of the same sort  come from England, wliere high army  officials are under surveillance for  cheating tlie government dn the South  African campaign. The "Worker adds  that whether it be English, -American,  German, or' what else there is no  doubt looting follows the flag.  It is leported in the jewelry -trade  that there is -at present a strong upward tendency in the opal market,  which 'has resulted In a general advance in prices. Another evidence of  prosperity. The workingmen having  for got their full dinner-pails by voting for the old party have gone out on  -strikes-nll-over-the-land-In-order-lo  get time 'to invest their savings in  Jewelry.   We are a great .people.  ROYAL   HOTEL  '. Near to All Steamboat Wharves and  Hallway Depots.  130 WATER ST.    -      -     VANCOUVER, B. C  Everything new and up-to-date. Electric  Light throughout. Kates, *1 to f2 n day.  Special rates lor the week or month.  HOPRIR1C, SPENCE He CO.  Corner Cordova and Carrall.  for Setting, $ 1.50 for i 3  BLACK LANOSBIANS  Stock took First Prize nt 1900 Poultry  Show nt Vancouver.  ���  BaS5_a?.SlBt   W. D. Jones '  Arlington Hotel  Cordova St. Wesfi  Headquarters for the engineering trade  ln Vancouver.  CHOICEST^���^  Liquors and Cigars  First-class rooms Irom SO cents up.  ROBT. HINTLY,   -   -   PROP  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF  MACHINISTS���Beaver bodge, No. 182���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday la  each month in Union Kail. President,  Wm. Beer; corresponding secretary, B.  Tiir.mins, 738 Hamilton street: financial  secretary, J. H. MoVoty, 1211 Seymour  street.  JOUIiENVM'EN TAILORS' UNION OP  AMERICA, No. ITS-JIcets alternata  Mondays In room 1, Union Hall. President, F. Williams; vice-president, Miss  Graham; recording secretary, II. O. Bur-  rltt; financial secretary, Tremalne Beat:  treasurer, C. B. Neilson; sergeant-at-  arms, J. Daoust.  THE VANCOUVER LABOR PARTT  meets every second and fourth Wednee-  day in each month ln Union Hall. President, Geo. Bartley; first vice-president,  Geo. wilby; second vlco-president, T. H.  Cross; recording secretary, L. D. Taylor:  financial secrotary, John Pearey; statistician, H. Williamson.  VANCOUVER FISHERMEN'S UNION,'  No. 2, Meets'in. Labor Hall, Homer  street, every first and third Saturday in  each month at S p. m. Ernest Burn, president; Chas. Durham, secrotary, SIT Harris street.  Thc~  The best Cough Cure is << BIG 4 "  have you tried it?  THERE IS  Havlngtho Only Up-to-Dato Grill Room O  in 1). C. which in itself Is a guarantee 8  ol a First-Class Hotel nnd Restaurant. .   O  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO08  Seymour Streeet/  J0-ySSJ3YJ11,;1N BAKERS' AND CONFECTIONERS' INTERNA'L Union of  America, Local, No. 4G; Vancouver, B. C.  President, Jas. Webster; vice-president,  R. F. 'McDonald; recording secretary,  Win. H. Barnes; corresponding secretary,  F. Rawling, niO Granville street, room IO-  financial secretary, C. J. Baiter, 413 Powell  street; treasurer, W. Wood; master-at-  arms, F. Moylcs; delegates to Trades and  Labor Council, C. J. Salter and F. Raw-  AMALGAMATED   SOCIETY   OF   GAR- '  PBNTERS & JOINERS, VancouvcTlst  branch, meets every nlternato Tuesday.  In room No. 2, Labor Hall. President. J.  Davidson; secrotary, J. T. Bruce, 52S Harris  street.  .-190,000  Net $110,000  divided .hy S.OOO gives the niiignlflce-it  sum of $31.23 for three months" hard  work; provided 'the man does not lose  his net. Tlie Alaska fisherman earns  on tin average $30 per month net or  $130 for his :flve months. Do you still  consider 12 1-2 cents an extravagant  demand ?  There are about two thousand -white  KEEP AWAY FROM FIELD.  All carpenters have been laid -off  work and men are ;\vnrned to keep  ri way from liere. 'There is no accommodation for sleeping. The trouble  being no lumber. The men have considerable trouble In getting their money. One n-sked to see Mr. Tompkins,  who had been there for a couple of  days, It being understood Hint lie  would pay the men, but were surprised lo learn that he Iind left for the  oust, lie expected trouble so did not  settle, but soon as he had lel't the station agent started paying. The men  are not satisfied with their-position,  but cannot help themselves so trust in  providence and try to keep working.  There Is a crowd of men here from  Brockvllle, ���who after a month's 'hardest kind of work have cleared between  ?10 to $13, and are consequently tied  hand and foot. Eight men got the 11.se  ot part of a C. P. R. stable 12 feet  square and iput down double T_unk3 in  It and rented a stove to keep warm,  living like dogs. Domestic animals  are 'often housed better. Keep away  from -Field.    .  of Fire or Injury to  Health when you use  the  The price is now ���  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office of  Lt Elflfc il. fit  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  -  Streets.  Hardie, & Thompson  Marine and General ���=*.  Consulting Meelianifal Engineers  5iO_CoRnovA fir. Xf��� Vaxccuvhu, li. c. Ti:i.. 7(.  <ji'.r_1._..._���_vHRS' UNION, NO. 367���  Meets the first Tuesday ln each month  In Union hall. President, A. Kochel; vlce-  picsldent, C. Crowder; secretary, G.  .Thomas, Jr., US' Cordova street west:  treasurer, S. XV. Johnson; sergeant-at-  arms. J. W. Brat; delegates to Trades  and Labor Council, J. Crow, F. Jost A. "  Kochel.  BROTIIJHRHOOD OF PAINTERS   AND  DECORATORS, Local Union No. 138. ���  Meets every Thursday In Labor Jiall. Preceptor, W. Davis; president, W7 Pavler: ������  vice-president, iE. Crush; rccordlng-secrc^  tary, C. 'Plnder, 175!) Eighth avenue, Fair-  view; financial secretary, XV. Halliday.  Elesmere House; treasurer, II. MeSorley: trustees, C. Irwin, B. Cross and W.  Cole.  I'titculccs and dcilpnoru of the Hurdle-  Thompson h liter tube boiler, new high  spuud reversing engines, and spuciiii  machinery in, light sections for mines.    ;  l'KOI'KLLKKS DKSIG.NKIh    J_.Nfil.VlS INDICATED ASH  AU.USTKD.  Solo agents ill 15. C. und N. \\\ Territories lor  the United Flexible Metidllc Tubing Co., bid  London, Eni.. ��*  ��AV��Y   TNEATRE-  Sam Nkshitt Munager.  T!iI��,,.5$_SIFIC COAST SHINGLE  WEAVERS' UNION meets every third  Sunday ln each month at 3 p. m. In Un- '  Ion hall, corner .Dunsmulr and-Homer  streets. J. Sto'noy. vice-president; R. J.  Ncar.v. secretary, Cedar Cove, P. O., Vancouvor. Visiting brethren invited to attend.  Dee Adelphia  Cow l_oy Magician.  Silvia Puerari  Iligli-Cluss Operatic h-inger.  Smith and Ellis.  The Krairhers.  -VXD  OUR   MAMMOTH   COMPANY  OF VAUDKVIIXB STARS.  A recent cough or cold that " BIG  4 COUGH CUKE" will not cure is not  worth curing.  From Their Kannlmu.boiithncld nnd  1'ioioellon lulniid lolliurlea,  Steam,  Csas  and  House Coa!  Of tho Following Grades:  Double Screened Lump,  Run of the Mine,*  I  Washed Nut and  Screening}*,  SAMUEL Jr. ROBINS, Superintendent.  EVANS, COLEMAN & EVANS, AgontB,  Vnncouvcr City, B. 0.  . Why do you cough when "BIG 4  COUGH CURE " will cure you.  ' Il  B^fl^g?^y^w^^^^^^!^YW*'iyA��'^l���*w^^l^|>v-j  ���j|l^lv.'fllfMWlhlgia��jWgiWOWBwilMwt'f��iiJ^^  ,' ���-  A-"'- SATURDAY .JULY   6,   1S01.  TUE INDEPENDENT.  ecial Hatur  You know what to expect at tlie Great   Stores every   Saturday.   Special prices are  just tho tiling you want.   A  chance to t.ive a fourth, a thirj, or a half on ninny lines and this once a week occasion never fails tobrinyoutagre.it  crowd of thrifty choppers, re.uly to take  prompt advantage of every  opportunity held out.   Saturday's list presents it  solid front of tempting specials never yet equalled.   Aro you availing yourself of  thc-o opportunities?   If not come on  Saturday and compare prices uud qualities! with corresponding goods elsewhere; you will conclude as others have done,  that shopping here is richly prolitsiblo and the money saving enjoyment delightfully refreshing.  ��  One Week's Clearance Sale of  TRIMMED MILLINERY  Our whole stock of summer Trimmed Millinery re-  ,  duoed mercilessly because the season h:i3 been soiue-  ���what backward tor us, though  for you   there is tliree  months wearing time ahead.  YOU PAY* LESS THAN HALF ERICE   MARKED  ON THE TAG, even if that price has already been re-  , duced, as is the fact in many instances.   If a lot has  ���  been reduced  To fo.OO vou pay - - - $2.00  To $7.U0 vou pay - - - 53.00  To V-'.UU vou pay - - - 54.00  To ��10.50 you pay - - - 55.00  and so on.  ��� Children's White Silk Hats One-  .Half Former Prices.  These are 'marked on    the tag- at $2.75, $3.75,  54.50.  .  You pay Just half, $1.36, $1.88 and $2.23.  . Infants' Muslin and Embroidered Bonnets.  , The sale price on these Is 50c. each.  Ladies' White Straw Sailors.  Rustic Milan 'and Fine Straws.   Qualities which are  i marked up to $1.50.' These are now 69c. each.  Although the sale of millinery will continue all next  week those who come on Saturday will, of course, halve  flrst pick. Folks who toow real bargains are quick to  . realize this.  Millinery Department First Floor.  White Shirt Special  An important Announcement which  will Interest the Men.  Saturday we intend to give you a chance to purchase staple values in White Shirts at much below regular prices. 'Tis true that in some lines sizes are not  complete, but we give you a. oholce of a variety, of Un��s,  so that you will have no difficulty in obtaining your  size. It will pay to buy for future as well as present  needs at 'these 'prices.  Men's White Shirts, short bosom, open front, sizes  13, 13 1-2, 16, 1G 1-2, 17, 17 1-2. Regular $1. SATURDAY, 88 cents.  Men's White Shirts, opeq In back, with bands, sizes  16 1-2, 17,17 1-2 only.   Regular $1.   SATURDAY, 83 cents.  Men's White Shirts, open front and back, full dress,  size 13 1-2, 10 1-2, 17 only. Regular, $1.25. SATURDAY,  93 cents.  MEN'S WHITE SHIRTS, open back, bands, size  14 1-2, 15, 16, 16 1-2, 17 1-2. Regular, $1.50. SATURDAY, $1 each.  MEN'S WHITE SHIRTS, full dress, open front, ouff  attached.   Regular $1.75.   SATURDAY, $1.23.  Men's Furnishing Section Ground Floor.  I   IT,    ' n imm ��� Viihi ,nfw i  I    M-.DOuCnMi-MMlliM.<Mi|  zvrrr liuc'c*iiCi&_i&ir_>_atr"-3  The Great  Stores of  The Great-  West  IDSON'S BAY SI ORES  Corner  Granville and  Georgia Sts.  THE TRACKMEN WIMING.  (Continued from 1'nge One.)  clothes nnd do all his work after a ten  hour dny, and ha is paid S1.-10 per day.  Now. re the wage scale: Trackmen  west of Fort William were paid $1.25  _Ii er day on main line through to Vancouver, except, AVinnipeg yard $1.40.  On the C. P. R. railway from Dunmore  to Cranbrook, $1.25; Cranbiook to Sirdar, $1.40; Kootenay blanches, $1.40;  Robson to Midway $1.30; foremen $55  per month; medical fees $1.00; house  rent, where paid, $5 per month, making  .his actual wage $49.    Now I will give  'you an insight into our grievances. A  .foreman might work overtime at slides  or washouts to the"extent of five or six  days in a month but he would not receive* any pay fo'r it. Since our committee, interviewed   the   management,  .overtime has    been    granted,  dating  ��� from May 1st, 1901. I know a man who  worked on a section at Siocan City for  - three weeks in April, and then drew his  time cheque, paid his board, and had  . $1.20 left.   A section hand cannot board  , nt a bdarding house or hotel. If he is  single he usually batches in some shack  Right in Nelson there are cabins 10x12  feet", with eight, and in some cases, ten  men lit. ing in them.   A few miles east  . of Michel I saw a watchman living In a  cabin SxS feet. He had to cook, eat and  sleep in that space. Our grievances aie  reul, not fancied.   The schedule pres-  , ented by oiir committee, although asking for an increase in1 the highest item  . of Ilfty cents per day, still leaves our  wages  below  the wage  paid  to  any  class of labor throughout any locality  troiverse'd by tho C. P. Railway.  T.  G.  M'MAXAMON,  '    Organizer B. of R. T. of A.  Nelson!. 13. C, July Ist.'lOOl.  (Statndlng firm.'  Writing from Canmore, under date  , of July 1st, a correspondent says: "We  are still standing firmly together, and  the track cast of here is almost impassable now. For three daye neither No.  1 nor No. J could get through, and had  ���to-turrt^btfckf-Tiicy "lwtve-got about*  twenty scabs working on this division  at Cochrane at some mud slides. They  weie paying $10 a day, and board but  cotil gel only twenty men at that price.  S'liere was 'a wreck 10 miles cast of here  'lust week, an engine and four cars going to the bottom of a 90-foot filled in  bridge. The track slid off the dump  undei the engine.   No one was hurt.  There lire nbotit 200 Gallcians in Cnl-  fV.ny nnd llie ofllclals cannot get them  ti) work for $10 n day, ailthough they  have no money at nil. We are tnklng  up a subscription and opening a dining  ��� hall for tliem. Tiie way ihey are sticking to us Is a great surprise to everyone  especially to tlie company who weie  depending on them If the strike should  come off. The Calgary & Edmonton  Hallway has been tied up for more  than a week; cannot move a train on  It. Theie Is a passenger train stuck  about 50 miles north of Calgary and  cannot got either way on account of  bad track."  Deadlock at Schrieber.  The Galieian has been a great disappointment to the company's officials  during, this strike. Instead of being  available to' go anywhere he refuses  to budge, and where gangs Tvere al-[  ready ���working they ��uit as soon as  news of the strike reached them. The  Doufchobors are much more easily  handled, hut the supply.'is a little  short. There' is a curious deadlock  down at Schrieber. Some time ago  ififteen Gallcians were sent from Winnipeg in a boaiding car to do work  at that point. On the 17th inst. they  .piomptly struck. iTlhe company 'did  not pay them off, neither would it  haul them back to the city. .So since  that date they have bcenhoardlng at  t'he car, although there is a difference  of opinion as to who is bearing the  expense. The gang have threatened  to captuie a train and proceed to  Winnipeg if the company will not haul  them back in the car. In that case  they will probably be arrested as des-  ipjsradoes, whereas they are so far  only unwilling guests of the C. P. R.  at $3.30 per week.  , They Can't Get Men.  ' .The Inland Sentlnal, of Kamloops,  prints the following: Without entering into the merits of the case against  the special constables arrested near  Ashcroft last week charged with intimidating workmen, the fact that the  company's officials are compelled to  have recourse to .such extreme measures iri order to have necessary work  done on the track Is scarcely'in accord  with their oft reiterated declaration  lhat they have no difficulty in obtaining men to fill the strikers' places.  Even $10 a day and board failed to  tempt more than a mere handful of  men to go to work upon a mudslide cast  of this point. The truth ot the matter  is they find it almost Impossible to get  anyone to accept work at any price.  The reason is not hard to find and lies  m the fact that the general public, rec-.  ognizlng the justice of the claims of  the striking trackmen for a living wage,  are in hearty sympathy with the movement. In adltion to this.tlie men upon  whose offices the company relied as a  reserve force upon which they could  fall back and xise as a lever to compel  the strikeis to submit, know full well  that they would not be advancing their  own interests by taking up the work,  -.".nd-t'hey-object-to-belng-niade the tools  of tlie company, only to be cast aside  when the struggle I.s ended. Meanwhile the'stnkers stand ilrm, and the  condition of the" track-Is daily becoming eventually to satisfactory settle-  more deplorable, and travelling more  hazardous, facts that cannot but be  potent factors in bringing the company  to a sense of their responsibilities, leatl-  inir eventually to satisfactory settlement ot  dispute.  It la expected that the next news i(-  "gardlng the effeats of tlie strike will be  that the .gauge of the track will be on  tho" Increase, I. c., the rails will spread.  Once a new section foreman wrote:  "Dear Mr. Itoadniaster, .please send  in. another gauge. The one I hnve is  getting too small for the track."  Field, July 1st.  Ninety Cents a Day.  (Written for tlie Brotherhood of Railway  Truckmen.)  It is true that in Eastern Ontario and  Quebec, the trackmen on the C. P. R.  are paid ninety cunts a day. Upon the  writer mentioning this fact to sonic  friends the,, other day, one exclaimed  " Is it possible that men live on such a  wage?" Swift as liplitning came the  answer from a C. P. It. employee who  was present, "Xo! they die on it."  This incident, coupled with the news  that a 0. P. R. detective and teveriil  constables have been arrested for endeavoring to drive strikers to work at  thu point of a revolver, mggested the  following lines:  They were born beneath the British flag,  The good old flag thut rules the it lives,  They ttero taught in earliest childhoods hour  That Britons never will be Mavcs.  And jot they blavc from curly morn  Till late nt night for scanty pay,  They're free-born Britons uud they live  And die un ninety cents u day.  O luilway kings I who bit at ease  Within your private palace cur,  And grudgo your workers lobs per day  Tliuu what you pay for one cigar.  Lift high your glass of costly wine  . And drink to Mammon, God of Greed,  The hour of reckoning ib at hand, ���  Your God may help you in your need. **  Tho man bo recently your slave���  You deemed him, ycbterday, a worm-  Is now your foe ou level ground,  You never thought the worm would turn,  You heaped your coffers high with gold  'At cost of all that he held dear,  And v.crc his soul 60 mean lib yours  You'd havo good caube to quake v. ith fear.  Scud out your Piukorlons to shoot,  To slaughter strikers is no bin.  Make ready "bull-pens" and corrals  To drive the "human cattle" In.  But hold 1 remember that they stund  On British soil, and o'er thorn waves  The Union Jack, and it is writ    .   .  That ������ Britons never will be slaves."  Bo strong, brave hearts! aud jou will win  With that free Hug above j our hctuls, _  lis folds will shelter all w ho dare  To battle for their daily broad.  Let all tbe wide world honor them,  * Great Labor's true-horn knights are they,  The heroes who refuse to live  And die on ninety cents u day.  ILuua Jou.ss.iYi_, iu Sentmel  Kamloops, June '.0, 1901.  x^-,u,,'in^ n, u. U&t ox the Union cigar factories ln British Colunibla wiho  use the blue laibel:  W. Tletjen, No. 1���Division No. 38,  Vancouver.  Kuutz & Co. No. 2���Division No. 88.  Vancouver.  Inland  Cigar   Manufacturing Company, No. 3���Division No, 38, Kamloops,  13. WiUberg & Co.. No. 4-J>Ivlsion No.  3S, New Westminster.  T. Woxstiook, No. 0���Division No. 38,  Vancouver.  Kelowna Shlpipers' Union Company,  No. 8���Division No. 38, Kelowna.  Wright Bros, No. 3���Division No. 38,  Rossland.  Kootenay Cigar Manufacturing Company, Mb. 10���Division No. 38, Neleon.  Jfeuis & Johnson, No. 2���Division No.  37, Vliotoria.  M. Bantilay, No. B���DJWsHon No. S7,  Vnotorla.  Island Cigar Factory, S. Norman, No.  6���Division No. 37, Viotoria.  iProvilnoe Oigar Co., No. 7���Dlvuslon  No. 37, Victoria.  A. Sdhmoter & Sons, No. 8���Division  No. 37, Victoria.  P. Gable, No. 9���Division No. 37, Nanalmo.  J. Leiry, Nto. II���DivJ-Jlon No. 37, VKc-  roria. *'  it. J. Booth, No. 14-d>iv___ion No. 37,  Nanalmo.  C. G. Beihnsen���Division No. 37, Victoria.  T. F. Gold, Capitol Cigar Factory,  No. 12, Victoria, B. C.  Harris & Stuart, No. 5���Division No.  3S, Revelstoke.  J. Martin, No. 7���Division No. 38,  Sandon.  Fhelin & McDonough, No. 12���Division 38, Nelson.  Union men smoke tlie Earl of Minto Cigar.  Why? Because it is Union Made  Turner, Beeion fr Co.  Wholesale Agent*  .VANCOUVER, VICTORIA, NELSON,  P. O. BOX 290.  ���PHONE 179.  w. j. McMillan & Co.,  Wholesale Agents for  TUCKET CIGAR CO. UNION LABEL CIGARS I  MONOGRAM, MARGUERITA, BOUQUET,  OUR SPECIAL, EL JUSTILLO,  EL CONDOR, SARANTIZADOS, SCHILLER,  Corner Aloiander Street and Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, B. C. ,-  Hunt & Foster, Hastings street  A. Murray, Westminster avenue,  Morgan, .The Tailor, Granville street.  Dan Stewart, Cordova street.  Clubb <_= Stewart, Cordova street.  XV. Murphy, Cordova street.  ���MoRae & 'McDonald, Hastings street,  east.  J. B. Sheering, Cambie street.  E. I_arsen, Hastings Street.  J. Carrelll, Cordoiva street.  Simon & Co., Cordova street.  Try a bottle j>t Eisen Port, the sunshine of California, SOc bottle, at Gold  Seal Liquor Co., 746 Pender street.  UNION BAKEKTES.  W. D. Muir, Mount (Pleasant.  IW. Murray, Prior street.  Montreal Bakery, Westminster avenue.  (F. Adams, Scotch Bakery, Hastings  street.  W. D. Kent, 5B Cordova street.  J. Oben, Hastings street.  ailnchen Co., Granville street.  (Barnwell Bros., Granville street.  Dargen & Tupper, Granville street.  . Drink Red Cross Beer, tho beer that's  .Sur<_,_75t_-pint2_,-$_..5U-<lo;_. quarts.-^Gokl  pc.tl Liquor Co., 740 Ponder street.  >'o\v, gentlemen, hero is the shop to  (jet your hair cut to _>uit you: Corner  Canibie and Cordova.   C. Ellis.  In lust evening's Province that loquacious individual, J. D. Townley, told the  reporter a story about a dream lie had  of 'dozens of men arriving to take the  place of the strikers and how ho hud  served an ultimatum, giving the men  until Saturday night lo, go back to work.  Delightful .humor, J. D.; delightful  humor. ' ,  The English Socialists are much  pleased with the .sharp and apparantly  liieconciluble division ot the Liberal  party which was developed In a vote in  the House on the treatment of the  Boer piisoneis. The Liberal party has,  for many >etu\s, been the great bul-  vyark of capitalism, the bluffer -which  broke the foice of many working class  movements. Nothing could be more  satlsfactoiy than the bieak-down,  which now seems inevitable, ot this  party, for it will biing nbin.it a realignment of forces nnd open new opportunities for tho revolutionary ^Soclul-  i.st  movement.  UNION BAJSBER SHOPS.  The following is a complete list of  union barber shops in Vancouver. Is  your barber on the list?  Elite barber shon. Hastings street.  Bon Ton barber shop, Hastings  street.  Porcelain Baths, Cambie street.  Harvie & Ellis, Cambie street.  Savoy Barber Shop, Cordiva street.  Smalley's' Barber Shop, Cordova  street.  The Whittier Barber Shop, Carrall  street.  Oyster   Bay   Barber   Shop,   Carrall  HE BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS' UNION STAMP  is used by THE J. D. KINS CO., Limited, upon an  their manufacture of Boots and Shoes. No strikes, cessation  of work or labor difficulties promote the highest possible production of perfect workmanship.. In thus consulting the interests  of the consumer we urge that you DEMAND  The J. D. KING CO.'S  UNION MADE SHOES  Greenlees Brothers  LORNE, RARE OLD and  G. B. LIQUEUR WHISKIES  Are now asked for-in Preference  to ani| other brand.  -?i  Fi  J.   K. - MECREDY,   Sole   Agent,  Telephone   899. Arcade   Vaults,   Cambie   Street.  street.  Union Barber Shop, Carrall street.  O. K. Barber Shop, Hastings street,  east.  Army and Xavy (Oscar HeyJandt)���  Granville street, under Trorey's.  J. H. Stevens, Mount PlCiisant.  PATRONIZE UNION CLERKS.  All members of (fie R.C I. P. A. can sho* this card.  .Ask for II ftbca making your purchases.  CNDOHSCO BY THE A    r. OF* U  "Y^i^^v?*-"*-  Pay up your subsoription to the Independent, ilt does not cost you much  and you should not hesitate about glv-  ln_; your support readily to a labor paper.  For stomach trouble of any kind take  Flint's Dyspepsia Tablets. They cure  or you get your money back. Ettc box.  McDowell, Atkins, Watson Co.  ONK'THIHD ACTUAL SIZE  COLOR IS CHANGED EACH QUARTER.  Good only during mouths unmod on right  haad corner and when properly sinned and  stamped with tho number of tlio Locul. '*  VOTI3  FOR  PETER  AVVIJE.  THE  WORKINGJIAN'S   CANDIDATE.  The Mint.  Is located at the corner of Carrull and  llnstings streets." The bottled goods are  all first-clu&s and the prices right for  every one.   Seattle Rainier heer.Scenls.  i  Woman's Time  ���Is surely Morth something. It is  worth too much to throw it u��ay in  doing cher own wnsliinir Pjuticultirlv  when we do nil "PLAT GOODS'\AT  24c A DOZEN*. 4  Count your time nnd soap and fuel  and stHTCb. and blueing nuu iveor nnd  tear, then ieo hon' fnr'Jlc will go.  Tablecloths, napkins, sheets, pillowcases, km els and nil goods Unit can be  put through our big stenm mnnglcs arc  termed " flat goods." Uutyonr bundle  must ten fair assortment of large and  small pieces.     .<______-..���  PIONEER  Steam Laundry  D. M. STEWART, I3Ror.  PnoxK 34C. 910 - 914 Richards St.  The laundry of the dark red wagons.  _Telepliono_65T._  Western Cartage Co  XV. A. McDonald  Trucks, Drays and Express  Wagons  for  all  Purposes.  ORDERS TAKEN fOR WOOD AND COAL  Office: 314 Cambie Street.  Old Books  * ���  Wanted  -AT���  GALLOWAYS..  BOOK EXCHANGE,  "14 Arcade  and  WHOLESALE AND ltCTAIL DEALEIl IS  ��� Fish, Game, Fruit,  and  vegetables.  112 Cordova St.  'Phone 442  | :   GEO. HAY   : |  Vancouver's    Pioneer    Clothes     4Jk  Renovator, makes a suit new.      J  Dyeing and Repairing, a  _ 216 Cambie St., Vancouver.        j��j.  ��� LINE-  World's  Scenic  Recife  LOWEST RATES. BEST SERVICE.  To all points in Canada aud the United States.  THE FASTEST ASB BEST EQUIPPED TRAIN  CROSSING THE CONTINENT.  SAILINGS FOR JAPAN AN��  CHINA.  Empress of China July 8th  Empress of India July 29th  Empress ol Japan June 17th.  aud every lour necks thereafter.        ��� l  SAILING FOR HONOLULU AND AVSTRALIA.  Moamt MaySlBt,  Mioivcra June 25th.  Aoraugl July 2Cth  and overy four weeks thereafter.  For further particulars as to time rates otc,  apply to      '    ,  E.J. COYLE,  �� '       , A. G. P. A.  Vancouver, B. c*  JAMES SCLATER,  Ticket Agent,  >    428 Hastings St,-  Voncouver, B. 0��  H"'V-..  .'   ���,' , *        -" l . TUE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY    JULY   6,  1901.  SALMAGUNDI.  The raith of the Child and the Man.  Little one, my little one,  When iir&t >ou sulked alone,  With eager iririt jou kept your hnmls  Hold out togntip my own���  Townul me wi'i bunt onuli step you took,  Aud hy your anxious, pleading look  Your/tilth \wishUeetly fchown.  JLlttle one, my liltle one,  Shire you are lurA't giouu,  Forgetting t�� drpeml on me,  You run about alone-  Yet when jour littlo troubles) rive  Ah, you leturn with tearful eyes.  And my pioiuction own.  Little one, my little onoj  lu weaklier I am prone  To euive Hi- guulunce, lo depend  Upon Hifc love alone���  Uut when my slop gtowi hrm 1 let  My faith lie sleeping and forget  AH glory mi\o uiy own.  Little one, my lilile one,  Your childish ways have shown  That 1 am weak, that I am btlll  A child, though larger grown;  In weal I boldly cope with men,  In woe 1 turn to Him again,  Afraid to walk alone.  ~S. L\ KifrEit.  pital the other day, refused to tell tho name of  the companion who had pushed him from a  freight ear and brought htm to his death?  "Don't cr;, jimminii," he said, after his  crushed legs had been amputated, "it wouldn't  oe fair to tell lie didn't mean to hurt me."  And, with his hand clutching hi-, mother's  tightly, ihe boy who was true to his rliiim,  even to death, passed away.  X*Knys a** a Death Test.  Professor Ottoluughi, uf the University of  Siena, is s,iia toha\e "ilK'OveuU lhat, while  il is easy to apply the iajs to ihe lung** of a  per sou whoisaIi\e or iu a trance, it ii extremely dfllleull, indeed practically impossible  to apply them to the lung'- of a person actually  dead," The reason is thai some intervening  obbiacle pievcnis ihe ni\��- from pcueirainig  into the body. He has icpeatedly made a le.si  or tlii*- kind, alwti\!> wilh the cuinc result,  l'lofii^or Oltoleugbi theicfoie suggests that, aa  tins test < an easily be made by any phj&ieian,  it should iu fuluie be em}>lo\ed in all caac*-  where theie c.\ivtsdoubl of death.  A spinning wheel���roulette.  There it> no fool like an old fool.  li wants have car��, n i*>a  pity that the baby  does not cry louder.  Men aud cattle always think the best pus-  lure'd in the ue.M held.  A horse that's, cheeked two high w ill stumble  ovcrti very Miiall rut.  The most extensive giandmothci of the age  is Necessity, ihe Mother of lmetilion.  Tho girls who say they wouldn't marry the  bGbluiHii in the woild generally wind up by  marrying the worst.  Hawkins���What do you think of the saloon  in politics?  Robbms-I think it is mighty bad company,  ���ruck.  Bobby (aged six)���Harry don't you hear your  another hollering after you 2  Harry (aged live���That's nothing. A woman's bound to have the last word, you know.  ���Boston Transcript.  They Were Satisfied.  " This must be a fine stream for trout," auid a  podestrhm to a man w ho was fibbing.  " I think so, too," said the angler, "for 1 huve  been fishing hero for an hour und can't get one  to leave it."  Either Would Do.  Magistrate���You are charged, sir, with trying  to commit suicide.  Prisoner-1 wan driven to it, your honor-  driven to it by a woman."  Magistrate���Hum! Did she refuse you, or  marry you ?  Ladies m Debate.  Thobowho attend ladies' debating societies  find iheiu.-chcs icpaul for the tune spout  there. The .subject is generally unfolded with  much clearness and piquancy. One defect  which might be noted Is that most of the  speeches ule read from mauu-ciipt. The  ladies t-eeni lo arrange their arguments as they  arrange their hair. 'Ihe arguments of the  opposite "lde .ire ignoied, and the well modulated voices tra\el unconcernedly fiom tlie  beginning of the mauusciipL to the end.  Then Uie bell rings, and the side having, the  largest number oi "positive" arguments wins  the debate.���Toionto News.  j.  _ATL\<  Dignity u Musk.  After ull ii digunied mini h cousuloiiible of  un us.,. A liniouiicd writer hus sulci thut  dignity K u limik. A dignlticd minus nfruid  that you will know he due- not know evurj-  Ihing. Aii>oi_uo_ rauiiuoi: seine is bound to  udinit uimt he don't _.now, uud ne.cr tishumed  of the udr.usslou befii'i-.e ulreudy there Is much  thnt lie does know. This is the lirs: step  touiirds progress incur leuniing. A sensible  mun If he doesn't know is not afraid to nsk n  question���no mutter how small or simple lt  mny appear to iinothei. Aud the'one who  cannot answer lt-ii he Is uble to���without u  sneer or u make-believe of superior intelligence  is, to suy the lenst, ignorant. Tho bruin of u  mini of dignity is \wirped und "he eitu never  leiirn until lie gets thnt dignified uonscuse out  of him."  Some people hide their light beneath a bushel  for n bluff  Aud know full well u thimble would be plenty  lurge enough.  " Do you really believe in your profession of  faith-healing ? " " It depends," said the mun  who Is advertising occult powers, "on whether  jou mean as a medical aid or a financial Invest,  ment."���Washington Star.  "He's too miserable to live." "I admit lie's  sparing enough generally, but he gives himself  a troat on holidays and Sundays." " He does?"  '���Yes. Ou these occasions he always reads  some of the most tasty receipes he can Iind iu  - the cook-book."���Philadelphia Times.  It Was His Deal.  The morality of card.playing in mining  centers is well instanced by a fresh chronicle of  fact. "Did you sec," said a bystauder to a  friend, "that man deal himself four aces from  the bottom of the pack?" "Well," replied  the friend, who, no doubt, had played the  game, "wasn't it hi_ deal ? " As Gilbert argues,  " If a man mayn't give him-solf four aces in his  own deal, iu whose deal may he?"���London  Globe.  Cooking a Flue Art.  lugersoll once said that cooking is one of the  fine arts. Give your wives and daughters  things to cook, and things to cook with, and  they will soon become most excellent cooks.  Good cooking is the basis of civilization. The  man whose arteries und veins are filled with  xich blood made of good and well-cooked food,  has pluck, courage, endurance nnd noble impulses. Remember that your wife should have  ���plenty of things to cook with.- .���  Oh, bitter is luck for a losing team,  And painful the fate of its owners���  They turn from joyous, humorous men  To a hypochondriac moaners,  But still there is this ns a balm in thoir woe:  Though  the club caused  thoughts not   of  heaven,  It isn't as bad us that Yankee horse,  Which llnlshcs not ouc-two-sevcu.  ���Poems of Chumi^shness, by Ella Squealer  Squlllgox.  A Hoy's 8en_a of Honor.  II might have been a mistaken idoa of boyish  houor that prompted him to dolt, but who  could but admire the spirit of tho llttlo fellow  who, while he lay dying ln a New York hos-  TIio Ottawa union of woodworkers  which has a strike on for shorter hours  and increase of wages, says the General  Secretary of the International Utiioi,  Jlr. Thos. I. Kidd, of Chicago, is on his  way to England to enlist the sympathy  of tlie English unionists in the trouhles  of Canadian and American woodworkers.  An effort will be made to get tlie unions  in England to refuse to handle any  material that is not made by union  labor. Tlie strikers have decided to  make a public appeal for funds to help  them to stand out till they win.  The Plumbers Union havo decided to  take active steps to help the striking  carpenters, and it is probable that the  plumbers will refuse to do any work on  buildings where non-union workers arc  employed.  A deputation of the Draymen's union  at Winnipeg has been appointed to meet  the board of works for an advance in  the wages of the draymen employed on  civic works. The men now get 40 cents  per hour, and an increase of 10 cents an  hour will be asked for. The city draymen work nine hours a day and contend  that tlieir wages are too low for them to  realize anything, owing to the cost of  feed and other necessary daily expenses.  If the men are not granted the increase,  the cityjdraymen working on the day  labor system are likely to be backed by  the union in the case of a lockout.  The Btrike of miners at theMosanaqua  Colliery of the West End Coal Company  at Wilkcsbarra, I'a., has been settled,  and the six hundred employes have  returned to work. The men struck because non-union miners had been employed. The non-union men joined the  union.  Business at Montreal Is brisA.  Carpenters are  busy at  Halifax.  S.   Wages  have been  Increased seven  cents an hour.  North Sydney will spend $7."),000 for  .sewerage; S.S.OOO for water extension;  $10,000 for street improvements and  SS.OO*} for additional school accommodation.  This year more work has ben given  io citizens ait H. M. dockyard at Hallux than ever before.  The aveiage wages paid ait the  Diuinniond, Spiinghill and Albion colleges is t'i-30 a. clay.  Tlhe labunnsr men of Halifax have  been Increased irom 12 1-- to 15 cents  per hour.  lilgliteen .members of the St. John N.  13. Ship Laborers Union were suspended for a week ifor working, on the 21th  of Hay.  Lumbermen of Quebec City have  clilliculty in securing help. There has  been considerable falling off iin the activity prevailing in the shoe factories.  Pulp mills aie springing up In many  secitions of Quebec.  The building trades of Sherbrooke,  Que., are very busy.  The asbestos companies at Sliefford,  Que., and Black Lmv have placed  huge orders tor new nulls~';uid engines.  Theie aie eisht labor unions at  Sherbrooke, Que., with a membership  ol MIO.  A new union of shoe workers has  been Jonned at Montreal; also the  shirt and collar eutteis have organized  a  Knights of Labor assembly.  Bricklayers receive DO cents an Jiour  lor ailne houis a day a.t Hull, Que.  Laborers 15 cents an Jiour for 10 hours  a day.  Tlie barbers of .Kingston, Ont., have  organised with 292 members.  Laborers ait Belleville, Ont., receive  51.25 a day. Dock laborers receive 30  cents aTihour.  The custom tailoring trade at Toronto Is brisk. ,  The builders' laborers of Hamilton,  Out., receive 20 cents ail hour.  The steam and hand     laundries of  Hamilton are agitating against the in  flux of Chinese.  The annual meeting of the Dominion  Trades and Labor Congress will be  held at Brantford, Ont., in September.'  The City council' of Winnipeg ' has  granted to four of its old employees a  pension of 75 cents a day. The men  hod 'been from 16 to 22 years! in, the  city service, and their wages range  lrom 63 to 7S years.  The Labor Party of Winnipeg has  endorsed a scheme which, has been  drafted for an independent political  party for Manitoba. The convention  Willi 'be held during the Fair week  there. The principal iplanks in the proposed platform are for direct legislation and .public ownership.  Gold Seal Canadian Kye is Seagram's  Grand Old Kye. Only, 5Uc bottle. Gold  Seul Liquor Company.  If you want a really good rye whisky  at a low price, our 50c rye is it. Gold  Seal Liquor Company, 74b* Pender street  tal reasons you will refadlly understand,  synonymous and inseparable terms and  quantities as applied to the mass of  my countrymen."  The diamond workers of the .Netherlands, hairing the strongest union in  the world, voted by referendom an average of S .to 1 to support the Socialists in future ipolltlcal campaigns.  The next annual conference of the  *3oclal Democratic Federation will be  held in Birmingliiiin, Eng., on Sunday,  August -till, and Monday, August 5.  The stuuents of the University of  Copenhagen have Just opened a new  club house there. Theie was a reception when it was opened, and Knud-  sen. the Socialist deputy, made a very  good speach. He spoke strongly in favor of the union between labor and Intellect and said that both were to work  for'the people, with the people, and for  the  people.  Tlu> Danish Socialists held n. monster  lU'itionst! atlon against the government  on the anniversary of llie Danish constitution. Thirty thousand Socialists  and members of 1ST trade unions  marched with an Immense number ot  b.inneis through the streets of Copenhagen to the place where the national  fete in honor of the constitution was  being held, when they were addressed  by six Socialist membeis of parliament. ���  The nienibers of the executive council of the Italian Socialist Party, together with tlie parliamentary group,  hive ipased the following resolutions:  Although the Socialist Party cannot  give Its confidence to a government  v.hich always represent a class, the  Interests of which are opposed to those  of the proletariat, yet In the present  political and economic condition of the  country, the parliamentary group may  in certain cases show its approbation  by voting In favor of those reforms  which are conducive to the normal  development of Socialism 'and to the interests of the proletariat."  ��� Want a New Bike?  ^ Come in and let us tell you about our new  *p Easq Payment Plan.   You'll own a high-grade a  *p wheel before you realize it is costing you anything.  ��� ASK ABOUT II.  Bicycle Store  24 Cordova St.  SOLE AGENT  CLEVELAND AND TRIBUNE BICYLES.  ���  ���"  ��-  Flint's Dyspepsia Tablets are guaranteed to restore failing appetite and  correct any kind of stomach trouble.  50 c. box. McDowell, Atkins, Watson  Co.  You'll not find fault with nny quality you  gel at the People's Popular Price Pharmacy.  I'lmllty i. of supreme importance.  You'll not find fault with the prices���thoy  nre ulwii}s fair and lower tlitin other store's  prices.  OUR   PBICtS  NOT  CONTROLLED   BT   ANT  COMBINE.  Cnstorlu, Regular Price 35c, our pilce 23c  Carter's Pills, ���'       "   25c,   "     '      !5c  Br. Gibson's Kidney Cure, Regular Price  $1.50, our price    $1  SPONGES AN'D SOAPS AT HALF PRICE.  PRESCRIPTIONS: 50 per cent, lowerthun  other STORES.  Gerald Deyell   druggists  VY.D.Wylle  Successors to J. A. L. McAlphlue.  CREDIT:  There is a prospect of all the men employed in tho building trades at Ottawa  going out on strike in sympathy with  the woodworkers and carpenters.  The Mint  Is    thc_~new���saloon   at-the   corner  of Carrall and Hastings streets.   Case  goods are the best, and the prices 0. K.  Seattle Rainier beer, 5 cents.  Convalescents need Eisen Port���"the  builder up of the weak"���SOc bottle.  Gold Seal Liquor Co., 740 Pender street.  Telephone 1���2���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Pnlitce livery  stables.  Blue Ribbon Ten is packed in Vancou  ver by white men���ure you drinking it ?  ENAMELED IRON_^<>  PRESERVE KETTLES  At prices you never dreamed of. They have slight defects  from an expert's point of view, but for genera-! use they are as good  as the best.  20only, 4-quart Preserve Kettles 25c, worth t5c.   ���  32 only, G-quart Preserve Kettles 35c, worth Wc.  27 only, 8-quart Preserve Kottles 40c, worth "5c.  11 only, 14-quart Preserve Kettles 65c, worth 11.10.  "WALK IN AND LOOK AROUND."  FREDERICK BUSCOMBE & CO.  China Hall, 319 Hisnirag Btrbet.  THE OLD COUNTRY.  A correspondent of a London newspaper writing from Odessa says the  continued unrest among the industrial classes in Russia is causing the  liveliest concern among the military  and civil authorities, both central and  provincial. This has been Increased  by the recent discovery of thp movement for a general trade union of all  the workmen Ik the Iron and steel factories. He says that the igtovermnent is  gradually awakening to a realization  of the fact that the time Is approach-  ing_rapIdly_when-it_wilLnoJonger_be  safe to take the side of the employers  agalnts ttie employed as a matter of  course. He quotes a significant remark  made In his presence a short time ago  by an experienced inspector of Rusian  factories. He said: "If Russia were  to find herself at war to-morrow with  a great power, she might possibly be  able to wage lt without any obstructive drawbaok In the shape of Internal troubles1 land complications, but if  we should be launched Into a great  struggle ut the end, say of tlie next  quinquennium, and things should drag  ailone in the meantime In their present  precarious und treacherous groove,  then we should require a strong garrison in every Industrial centre In the  empire. XVe should want two or three  hundred thousand troops In Finland,  nnd half a million In Poland, to say  nothing of the requirement of the Caucasus. Inductrlal discontent and political disaffection are, for fundamen-  Tlmes ore hard and cash Is scarce, and  lis likely to be till after tho fishing season. On the other hand we are placing  our students into positions so fast (39 in  seven weeeks) that we will be short of  graduates for the fall business. For this  reason we are prepared to maka arrangements (with responsible parties) for a full  commercial course in such a way that the  full fee is not payable till the end of the  six months' course. Offer open till June  lfith, 1901.  The U.K. A.Vogel Commercial College  McLennan,  MicFecly & Co  WHOLESALE AND   RETAIL  DEALERS   IN   ,  "^Hardware  MAIL  ORDERS  RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  KELLY, H��UCsLA�� ����� CO.  WHOLESALE GKOCERS,  Cordova and Water Streets,   -   Vancouver, B. 0.  USf" Headquarters for  Domestic and Jm-  frorted Cigars and Smoking Sundries.  Is now on.   All goods at Half Price for  ONE WEEK.  R. MILLS,   10 Cordova M  Hurrah for Summer!  Get in line for your Summer Duds.  [Bathing Suits, Flannel Suits, Alpaca Coats,  Lustre Coats, Light Weight Underclothing,  Negligee1 Shirts, Linen and Straw Hats, Etc.  A splendid big stock to choose from.  JOHNSTON, KERrOOT i* CO.  Vancouver's Big Clothiers,  flatters ond Mens's furnishers,  104-6 CORDOVA STREET,  VANCOUVER.  P. O. Box 347.  Vancouver, B. C.  BUCHANAN &' WHITE  HOUSE PAINTERS  ?25 Hastings ^t.      Union Labor Only  Pore Ice Cream  40c J>er qt.  MONTREAL BAKERY  WESTMINSTER AVKNUK.  TtL.  Best  94S  Thing in the Market  FLINT'S BROMO GRIPPE CURE,  neve.* falls to completely cure a cold  within 24 hours. Gives Instant relief���  guaranteed, your money bock. 25c.  box et McDowell, Atkins, Watson Co.  Solid Copper Tea uud Coffee Pots  Tea Kettles in all Sizes  (Nicltle l'Utcd)  These goods will lust n lifo time.  No scouring to keep clean  Always look bright  R. G. BUCHANAN .& CO.  Crockery and Hotisefurnishings,  406 and  408 Westminster Avenue, Vancouver  Wade and Butcher Razors  Rodgers Table and Pocket  Cutlery at  Tbdall's ficin Store 52lst"eae/.Ms  Gratifying indeed to hear praises sounded throughout the  Dominion. FIT-REFORM patterns, gathered from the various  quarters of the globe, are receiving undivided attention > from  nobbv dressers.  That's why makers of Fit-Reform are taxed to tlieir utmost  capacity in this the spring of 1901. ���        ,   !^t<*ftirf��\W\arky  "f"T"Ui"uriwc  334 Hastings St.  Vancouver, B. C.  Stall orders promptly attended to.  Self measurement blanks nnd samples  sent on application.  Choice Family  Groceries  and Provisions.  OPPOSITE THE OLD STORE,  Cor. Westminster Ave. and Prior.  oooooooooooooooocoooooooooooooooooooooc  REMOVAL SALE^bs^-  JOOOOOOOOOOOI  Itacy-Harris and Skims  o '  AIL STYLES BICYCLES ALL PRICES  KENDALL'S, 328 Cordova St  The beat place ln B. C. to hare your  Bicycle repaired.  roel  Good MiSk and Cream  ROSE BANK DAHRY  HAS NO EQUAL.   Terms Reasonable. <  I. S. MILLER, Prop.    1130 Hornby St^  i  ^r^mpgtt^rancoi^^raB2222S________!__Z___I____  505_!SS_SKSC__5___.S  ,1    '.'.���..���


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