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«EW YORK LIFE IKSURASCE CO
The oldest nnd lnrgcst international company in the noild.
Supervised by W governments.
Fred Cockburn - District Mgr.
Flack Block, Vancouver.
B. C. FERHANEKT LOAN AID
m\m co.
Authorl7eil Ciitiitnl   -    (10,000,000
Subsurlljed Ciipltiil    -   -    l.OWi.OOO
Astciso\e.'    ....      jmi.uou
lli'nd Olllce 321 Cambie Street, Van
couver, II. C.
VOL. 3.
VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1901.
NO.
TBE ft P. R. STRIKE.
IAS WE GO TO PRESS RUMORS
DAVE REACHED THIS OFFICE
STROM MONTREAL THAT THE
STRUCK HAS BEEN SETTLED AND
THAT PRESIDENT WILSON WAS
SHE HERO OF THE HOUR. WE
ADVISE PAY NO ATTENTION TO
ITHESE REPORTS. WHEN THE
STRIKE HAS BEEN SETTLED, WE
■WILL BE OFFICLVLLY NOTIFIED
_BT TIIE COMMITTEE, AND SO
yVJUL ANNOUNCE.
A MONTREAL DISPATCH RECEIVED ' LATE' ON THURSDAY
WIGHT STATES THAT IN ALL PROBABILITY THE STRIKE WILL BE
SETTLED DURING THE NEXT
"TWENTY-FOUR HOURS, AND THAT
IHE TRACKMEN WERE SOLID AS
.EVER IN THEIR DEMANDS AND
_DID NOT INTEND TO GIVE UP THE
■FIGHT. EXCEPT WITH HONOR TO
5EHEMSELVES AND THEIR OAUSE.
-Headquarters Joint Protective Board,
JMaintenance-of-Way     Department
Employees, Canadian Paclllc Railway: .
Grand Union Hotel, Montreal,
August 20th, 1301.
Dear Brothers:—In order to lay before the members of our organization
ithe platform we aro -.landing on and
.to contradict rumors which the company have started amongst our mem-
:beis, we have established the following
platform and basis for a settlement:
THE ROCK ON WHICH THE C. P. R.
TRACKMEN STAND.
The principal conditions under •whlcli
Ihe committee representing the mam-
t
tanance-of-way men on the C. P. Railway will make a settlement with the
^company are as follows: (1) All men
noiv on strike who have not been convicted of crime in connection with the
.strike, shaM be reinstated in their.former positions without (prejudice. (2)
.An agreement must be signed by the
anwper official of 'the C. P..R., setting
Sorrih the terms and conditions of em-
[\ jployment of malntenance-of-way men
which' shall protect itliem against any
unjust discrimination by any of the
company's officials. (3) A reasonable
amd uniform increase ot wages must
a>e granted sufficient at least to make
ihe purchasing power of a day's wages
«qual to what it was two years ago,
*tr tbefore the general vise in -prices.
<4) The committee will submit the settling of all differences to impartial ar-
"Mtra'llon, the arbitrators to be selected in the usual way. (5) And. this
momniltlee endorses, and have always
approved of, .tho position taken by
Jthclr president, John T. Wilson, In the
_controvei-sy, and consider themselves
entitled to his advice and aid -without
interference or dictation from any
source. When the above terms arc nc-
loepted by the company the strike ■will
3>8 (declared olf, but not until then.
J. LENNON,
Representative Paclllc Division.
J. B. BRUNSKILL,
-Representative Western Division.
•  , J. W. JOHNSON,
Representative  Eastern Division.
A. F. STOUT,
Representative O. & Q. Division
E. E. NASON,
Representative Atlantic Division.
^Brothers, our 'president has been
asked by the chairmen of the other or-
dera.of railwnymen to leave the city.
We, your committee, haive considered
it «. gross Insult to us nnd to every
member of our organization, and claim
we have the right to our president's
odvlce without Interference from any
source. We know that numors to the
effect lhat we have been offered a good
eeStlomont have been circulated among
our mon, but, In our circular dated August 17th, you have a copy ot the basis
.of settlement offered by Mr. MeNieoll
aacl recommended .by the conciliation
<xxn_mltlec whlcli would, 1f accepted,
Stave been an unconditional surrender.
<To huve accepted 'tlielr recommendation would mean: (1) That our Union
would noit be recognized and our mom-
Derjs could be discharged without cause
-Bit any time, (2) That new foremen
wlio have taken some of our places
-mould remain, and you would have to
work under ithem or take other employment. (3) That we would have no
settlement of .the wage question. We
are unanimous in our position. We feel
certain of success In the' near future.
We were sent here to carry out your
Instructions aind are going ito dto so.
4__reat (pressure has been put'upon, us
to agree 'to a betrayal ot those we Te-.
present.   Brethren, do your duty and |
we will do ours, and unitedly we will
succeed In our efforts. We are irtrug-
gllng for justice and a fair settlement
and wo feel sure our men will stand
by us until a proper adjustment of our
grlovunoes has been made.   (Signed)
J. IiENNON, Chairman.
A.F. STOUT, Secretary.
'TIS FALSE, AYE, 'TIS FALSE!
Among the omnium gatherum of tlio
News-Advertiser of the 29th inst. we
find on article purporting to be news
from the "storm centre" of the strike
at Montreal. We pick out the following:
"President Wilson, of the Trackmen's
union, Is evidently bho stumbling blook
to a settlement; he is alt loggerheads
with all who honestly desire to help
■him. From inquiry at the head/ office
of the C. P. R. it would appear that
with a distribution of the full minutes
of the conciliation committee, amongst
the men, a reaction has talken place,
ami many of. ithe old foremen are
quietly returning to their work."
Now in the naime of all that is true
and honest, we are forced to ssuy that
the person  wlio framed  and  uttered
that statement  is   not a stranger to
falsehood.   We are    In  a  position  to
say that the News-Adivertlser, in publishing the above published a. pernicious lie.   The statement Is a voluntary
deception of a depraved mind, and can
be" substantiated nowhere. From whom
did  the thing emanate?   The country
In general is indebted to the strikers
for many things.   They haive in a very
<x>nspiouous  manner    shown    how   a
strike can    ibo conducted     honorably,
squarely, and truthfully In tlio face of
the most adverse circumstances;  but,
albove all, it has shown us tlie quality of some of our public men, what
we (may exipoot from thorn, the neCar-
ilous tricks of their trade, the unscrupulous means  they liave recourse   to
in ordier to further their ownl.sclflsh
ends.   It has also shown us that the
C. P. R. Is In a condition of moral retrogression,  commanding . many  tools
with a lie as a handle;to flt'lihem.~all_
If  we are   to  be  honest    we cannot
mince matters; We must call a spade
a spade and be done with it   The item
In  the News-Adivor.tiser  to which we
refer is a miserable attempt at decoying.      If   tho News-Advertiser is  not
aware of tills flaot it must be suffering
from that dangerous and spiritual poison—Ignorance—dead to the intelligent
world!   In   this  connection  we would
adivlse  same  philanthropic  person   to
have erected at tlie south-east coitner
of Cambie and Hastings streets a conspicuous sdgn with a large index hand,
the linger pointing sternly and immu-
Unbly at the News-Advertiser building,
and   the following Inscription thereon:
"He Is Not Dea/dl but Sloopeth!"   Continuously since  tho beginning of tlie
strike, the vilest attempts haivo been
made in our own city  to decoy  the
men,back to their work.   Within the
past few days an odlclous little jadka-
naper has been endeavoring to insinuate himself Into the good graces of the
strikers,   telling   them   the strike was
settled or practically so,'' and offered
tliem work up tho line,  that "by tlie
time iyou  reach'your Job  the  strike
will Ibe over."   To the owiner of this
atpe we would say that the movement
was very foolish, for how would such
a genus   reason   with   a   human creature?   The C. P. R. and its subsidized
press,   and    If  not    subsidized,   then,
wliat-is-elill-worth r~its-senviIe_tools,-
ha-ve been playing a cross tune since
last June.   The oigiain-grlndere in the
west .haive been playing- to'the strikers
Jn   the east;  and   the fiddlers  in   the
east Inure been playing to those in the
west,   but  no  one would    danoe.   So
Davit    MaNicol    donned    himself    in
Highland  garb, grabbed' his bagpipes,
blew ithem  to  the bursting capacity,
and played ifrom Montreal to Vancouver, but the men said that ihe played a
false .tune and would not dance to it.
In a .towering rage he diowned Ms slogan among 'the de.id salmon at Stdvus-
ton, B, C, and ran awa' hame, but a
Ijnt wheel running aver a rough and
dangerous   road   sang   as  follows  in
Davit's ear:
The daftcst man that elver I saw,
Was foolish Davit, foolish Daivlt!
He wo e a face like a craw.
Wee foolish, Davit, foolish Davit!
The  mountains  roundl   aind    canyons
roar
Wee foolish Davit, Foolish Dajvlt!
And the prairies wi' eohOcs rctar
Wee foolish Daivlt, fooliShi Daivlt!
Lake Superior lifts hor mteto and wats,
Wee foolish .Davit, foolish Davit!
The men o' (freedom cry "rats,"
At foolish Daji*it, foolIsSi Davitl.
—Cam.
1 RAPES COUNCILS
Of Victoria and Vancouver Healthy and Prosperous—Labor
Day Festivities at the Capital.
Victoria Tnadtos and Labor council
was established on January 31, 1S90.
The organizations which brought it into existence were the Shipwrights' and
Caulkers' union, Typographical union,
Brotherhood of Carpenters, Iron
Moulders' union and Brlciklayers'
union. The iiis't oillcers were J. B.
Calvin (of tho Shipwrights), president;
Fred. Shakespeare (of tiie Printers),
secretary, and Gto. Jeeves (of the
Bricklayers),  treasurer.
The Council has experienced many
"ups and downs' in Its short career.
Soon after it was eits.blished, and before it was nrong enough, the members foolishly launched it Into the political! aiena,   the result being that it
RALPH SMITH, M. P.,
President T. & L. Congress of Canada.
came out of ithe fray iin a crippled condition. Since then and up to the beginning of the..piesent year it.has
dragged along, "bobbing up" occasion
ally, just to let the unions know- that
such an organization existed. But too
much credit canno't bo guven to a few
of the old members for the persistency
with which they stuck to the organization In Its dark- days, notably Wm.
McKay,   Jas.   Tagg   and   others.
At the beginning of the present year
an organization boom struck the.city,
wihllcli was started by ithe 'longshoro-
JOHN LOGG,
President Victoria T. & L. Council.
men, and 'in the short space of eight
months 'tlie council 'had increased In
membership more than threefold1, and
ds in a healthy and viigorous condition.
The present officers of the council
are: President, John I_ogg; corresponding secretary, J. D. McNiven; recording secretary, Thos. Masters; treasurer,
Levi Long, and sergean't-at-arms, D.
L. Kelly. To the present prosperity of
Victoria Trades and Labor council too
much credit cannot be accorded to its
energetic and level-headed president in
the person of Mr. Logg.
The following unions aro afllll.i.tcd
with the council:
Tho Shipwrights' and Caulkers' union
(the oldest In the city), of which D.
L. Kelly is president, and Wm. Atkins
secretary.
The Typographical union—another
oldi stand-by—and one which has always sent "live" delegates to the
council, W. H. Cullin being president,
and Geo. M, Watt secretary.
The Iron _ Moulders' union—Robert
Oiadwiek, president; Geo. Sn'odden,
secretary.
Amalgamated Association of Stieet
(Railway Etnploj'ees—David Dewar,
president; John Easton, secietaiy.
Journeymen Stonecutters' Association—Henry A. Rudge, president; Geo.
F. Watson, secretary.
Mai Ine Engineers' Association—J. E.
Jefcott, president; Alex. McNiven, secretary.
'•Longshoremen's union—H. Taylor,
president; W. J. Kelly, secretary.
Clgarmaikers' union—M. Meiss, president; Geo. Keown, secretary.
Brotherhood' of Boilermakers and
Iron Shipbuilders—Geo. Periketh, presi-
dlent; Hugh McConnell, secretary.
Pi-intlng Pressmen's union—F. Butler, president; Fred. Clyde, secretary.
Journeymen Tailors' union—John
Logg, president; C. W. Potts, seoretary.
'Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators
and Paiperhangers—Thos. R. Mitchell,
president; R. Tripp, secretary.
Amalgamated' Society of Carpenters
and Joinens—iS. Shanks, president;
Geo. Calder, secretary.
B. C. Mkinine Firemen's Association-
Frank Abbott, president; Alex. Mc-
Leod, secretary..
Teamsters' union—J. N. Freeman,
president; XV. Couison,- searetar}-.'
'Machinists' Association—'E. E. Jes-
sop, president; J. D. Watson, secretary.
Waiters and Waitresses' union—J.
A mason, president; C. Esnouf, secretary.
Brewery Workers' association—II.
Maynardv president; W. H. Shcwan,
secretaiy.
VICTORIA LABOR DAY COMMITTEES.
John Logg, chairman; J. D. McNiven, secretary; Geo. Leonard, treasurer.
Finance committee—W. M. Wilson,
John Logg, F. Henski, J. D. McNiven,
T. Mitchell, T. H. Twlgg, W. E. Ditchburn.
Music und Dancing committee—R.
Tripp, J. P. Hancock, F. Henski, W.
Coulson.
Plaltform and Speakers' committee—
John Logg, J. D. McNiven, W. M. Wilton, T. II. Twlgg. T.  Masters.
Printing committee—W. M. Wilson,
J. D. McNiven, C. McNeill, T. H.
Twins.
Reception committee—AV. H. Cullin,
15. L. Kelly, J. N. Freeman, M. Meiss,
Geo. Penketh, Dan'Id Dewar, Thos. R.
JHitchell, Rolbcrt Chad wick, E. E. Jes-
sop, H. Rudge, John Logg, H. Taylor, J. E. Jefcott.
Parade and Sports committee—D. L
Kelly, Jas. Stewart, O. L. Charlton, W.
Ray, L. Long, AV. J. Kelly, S. Sea, >sr.,
lieo.-WatiWInsrAVmnMoKayrJrPrHan"
uoak, A. J. Mortimer, C. McNeil, C. AV
Potts, Geo. Leonard, H. Rudge, J. Rus-
FOll, W. H. Cullin, R. Tripp, T. Roarke,
P. 1*. And presidents of Vancouver
and' Nanalmo Trades and La'bor councils. Chair to be taken ut S p, m. The
Fifth Regiment and other hands will
be In ^attendance.
This year A'ietorla, Nanaimo aud
Arancouvcr will hold a joint celebration
of Labor Day at AMctonla, which promises to be the best ever held In tills
province. An excursion, per ss. Charmer, -will leave Arnneouver on Sunday
night at 9.30, returning Monday night
from A'ietorla. The committeemen in
charge of the excursion aie: President
J. Ciow, Secretary T. II. Cross, J. H.
AVatson, AV. Beer, R. Macpherson, R.
Todd, C. Crowder, AV. J. Lamrtolc, G.
Hartley.
A*ANCOUArER TRADES AND LABOR
COUNCIL.
Records show that preliminary
to the formation ol' 'the Vancouver
Tiades and Labor Council, a meeting
was heldl on November 21st, 18S3, In
the old Sullivan nail, Cordova street.
There were present representatives of
Ion Hall, where the unions of the city
hold ithelr meetings.
Following ure the 'present ofllcers:
President, John Crow; vlee-ipresldent,
W. J. Lnmrlck; secretary, T. II. Cioss;
treasurer, C. Crowder; statistician, W.
McKlssoek; sergeant-at-arms, G. F.
Lenfesty.
SHAFFER DIDN'T AVANT A
STRIKE.
I wish to say, and the manufacturers will be forced to ibear .me out in
my statement, that I never wlFhed this
strike. I have been president of the
Amalgamated association for three
years. In that time I haive. sought to
perfect the organization In a businesslike manner. Fo.- three yeairs our assessments have been coming into the
treasury, and because of the universally peaceful course that we puisued
nothing lias been spent in waging war
against the mills. The treasury of the
association has plenty ln its coffers
and to -spare. As soon as the strike
was announced. I was in receipt ot
thousands of letters and telegrams of-
ioring .assistance. The various branch
<.iSanitations wrote asking to be assessed, but I refused. I tuied ro Hard
to avoid'this jStnke! None will know-
how imany sleepless nights I spent over
'it. I lenow what long drawn out
strikes mean. I have seen ^onien and
little children suffering iwhen the fathers and husbands weie out on strike.
I thought of all the possible suffering1
that might ensue and after that sat
down and wrote out the proposition to
the manufactures. I never thought'
they would refuse to sign it. It was
conservative and fair. I went to the
conference on Friday believing in my
very heart that my plan would bo
adopted. To my surprise it was refused. . Then the strike followed.—Theodore J. Shaffer,
JOHN CROW,
President AVincouver T. & L   Council.
the United Brltherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners,'Plast'eiei-s, riiTttei'.i, and
Painters' and Decorators'^Unions, the
Amalgamated Society ofa Canpenters
and Joiners and the Knights of Labor.
Joseph Dixon, of the U. B. of C. and
J., presided at the gathering and David Jameson, of the Printers, acted as
secretary. The purpose for which the
meeting was originally convened was
to take some united action in the approaching inuniciipal  elections.    After
JOSEPH DIXON,
First   President   A'nncouver
Council—lSSD.
T.   &   L.
JAS. D. M'NIVEN,
Secretary Victoria T. & L; Council.
PROGRAMME AT VICTORIA.
The Trades procession will take place
on Monday alt 10 a. m. to 12 m. Prize.,
will be awarded to the besit ropresen-
taitive business floats, trades union
floats, most typically dressed union,
strongest union (numerically) on parade, ibest sustained character on parade, and  the best decorated  team.
Baseball malte!.—Nanalmo vs. A'ac-
'.orla.
The sports will .start at 1.30 p. tn. in
tlie Caledonian grounds, comprising
about -10 Items, principally foot races.
At conclusion of other sports bicycle
races will be pulled off at Beacon Hill.
There will be a citizens' IxUl held
In the evening at A. O. U. W. hall,
which will 'be one of tlie spedtal features of the celebration.
A mass meeting will Ibe held in the
evening, when the following- gentlemen
will opealk: Mayor Hayward, Ralph
Smith, iM. 'P., H. Dallas Helmdken, M.
P. P., Reiv. 3S. 8. Rowe, G. R. Maxwell, IM. P., Robert. Maopherson, ex-M.
some discussion it was resolved upon
motion of George Bantlsy, of the Printers, seconded by George Irvine, of the
Plastereis, "that all labor societies of
this city be required to elect delegates
to .n meeting to be held on December
5th. 1SS9, to form a Trades and Labor
Council for the city of A'ancouvor."
The spirit of the foregoing resolution
wns carried out.
Among those who served as delegates
duilng the llrst ensuing half year of
the council's existence were: Joseph
Dixon, Duncan Mcltae, F. Pi-osser, A.
V. Hivmer, AV. Adi.mswaithe, F. P. Bl-
Khop, D. L. Gunley, John McGalty.
John II. Clarke, D. Jameson, Geoi'jre
Bantley, >N. Shaver, D. Cameron,
George Irvine, Thomas Hallam, George
AValker, J. Hardy, J. Swan, II. Norton, G. Macey, J. Wright, J. Austin, T.
C. RdberLson. G. Noonan, AV. B. Hughes, H. H. Davis, Hugh Wilson, W. Ple-
ming, J. Thomas, A\r. Towler. Joseph
Dixon was elected (president; George
Irvine vice-president and D. Jameson
secretary. Netedless to, say, the council has grown. It has now 71 delegates,
representing some 30 odd unions, and
owns Its headquarters, known as Un-
"UNION LABEL" SALA'ATION.
Some amusing stoiies are now going
tlie rounds as to the lengths to which
ardent sympathizers of    the    striking
trackmen went in  their efforts  to secure a favorable verdict for the men.
who are trying to get   more. favorable terms from the railway company.
Men who were bold enough to take employment w ith the   company in   the
places of the strikers, or even went so
far as  to offer service for patrolmen,
were marked  and pursued   by    those
who disproved of their conduct as far
as pui-suit could well be 'carried, even,
the kingdom of heaven not being ton   ,
remote  as a Held lor recording such
condemnation as was considered should
follow the man who in any way whatever assisted the railway company In
its fight with tho trackmen.   One man.
who got mixed up in the affair used to.
iplay  the euphonium in  the Salvation.
Army band.   He went out as a patrolman or on such service for tlie com-   ,
pany,  with  the result that a number
of his fellow,bandsmen refused to play
any longer in  the same   band.   They
were stout union men, and while they
were pleaching "room" for the vilest
sinner,  tliey evidently wanted it distinctly understood that there was no
"room"  for any they regarded    as    a
scab.   Like the members of the Siocan
City council, they believed in the union
label, and wanted it on their brand of
salvation.   As a result the euphonium,
iplayer went, and he never came back. '
There was another case of a somewhat similar nature. One of the men1
who had charge of a gang of patrol-
mcn~irnd"watehmeirhas~a-volce which"
Is In demand In the city cliuich oholrs.
When he was not engaged in looking •
after the watchmen he was singing in.
the Congregational church. This was
resented by some of the ardent sympathizers of the trackmen. The result
was that the pastor ot the churoh was
waited upon and given an Intimation
that it would be better for the church.
If tho sweet singer's voice were hushed. The parson was In a qu-judary as.
to whnt ho had bettor do. There was
In the congregation, however, a politician of many years' standing. He-
considered the sweet singer a. good'
card to draw 'to, and refused to bo
driven out, The result was that the-
.lirjger kept on singing, and a year
from now it will be difllcult to get
anyone to believe that suoh a thing
could happen In a congregation of professed Christians.—Nelson Tribune.
"The law, sir. Is a hass," If you.
don't believe it, consider how many
things are Hone in its name that
should be left undone, and how many
things we would all like to see done
that the law steps In and says must be-
left undone until certain conditions are-;
complied with.—Vlotoria Times.
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-V- 7 '-S THE INDEPENDENT.  SATtHlDAr...., AUG. 31, KM  THE INDEPENDENT.  BBO. BARTLEY ...  HARRY OO WAN..   Editor  Business Manager  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IK   ��HE   IN-  "'TEREST  OF  ORCSAiNISBI-' LABOR  BY  Tia.m INDEPENDENT PIUrOTING COM-  PANY.  AT   112    HOMER   STREET,   VANCOUVER,   B.  C.  SUBSCRIPTIONS  IN ADVANCE.  A week, 6 centB; month, 16 cents; three  months, 35 cents; six months, 65 cents;  one year, $1.23.  ENDORSED BY THE TRADES AND  LABOR COUNCIL. THE A'ANCOU-  A'lJH LABOR PARTY AND THE  BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL.  SATURDAY.  .AUG. 31,  1901  THE TRACK. 1EN AND THE PROVINCE.  In the C. l\ K.-Dunsmuir evening circular���the Province���of the 27th inst. a  letter is published from the, Vancouver  local committee of the Trackmen taking  it to task for "editorial utterances" in its  issue of the 23rd concerning tlie strike;  in the issue of the 27th it comments on  tlio Trackmen's letter in terms which  are  anything  but  gentlemanly.    The  Province says  that  it  "publishes the  letter gladly and with thcjiopc that all  interested in the strike may read it."  The letter has been read by many, wc  liave no doubt, but  how  it would he  possible for anyone to come to the sumo  conclusion as that paper we cannot conceive.   The editor states that "the letter  is full of coarse abuse, misstatement ami  innuendo and is probably a fair sample  of  the   hysterical  ravings  wliichinay  havo led sober-minded meli to adopt a  course which they now must regret."  This statement is unfair and unjust, for  the letter is absolutely free from the objection alleged.   The letter deals forcibly  nnd argiimentativcly witli tne editorial  utterances referred to,  and  instead of  disproving the statements- of the committee if resorts to denials, or, as the  committee say in their letter, the Province uses  "reckless  assertions which  are always the arguments of. tho unreasonable."    'Why. iliil the Province abstain from confuting any of the state-  "   ments contained in the letter?   Por instance, in its issueof the 23rd it asserted  that Mr. Wilson, the president of the  Trackmen's Union, was a foreign traitor,  in the service of American roads, for the  very purpose of prolonging the strike  and crippling - the C. P. E.    The com  mittee in their reply to this vile charge  asked the following  of  the Province:  "On what ground do you base this, ns-  �� fiertion?   How do you know that he is  in the pay of American roads?"   Instead of giving a reason  for the faith  within it, it shields itself With ;i little  billingsgate.    The  committee  also re-  .buked it mildly for making the false  statement that Mr. Wilson was forced to  go home to St. Louis, bearing the suspicion and illwill of every union man..  , Mr. Wilson never left Montreal, yet the  Province calls   the   committee's  letter  "coarse abuse." Where in the name  of common sense does the paper stand?  Is it a stranger to consistency?   If our  contemporary  had  a  moiety  of  that  gumption so essential to a newspaper  professing to be the medium through  ���which truth is disseminated, it would  not abuse the Trackmen for "scornfully"  rejecting the proposed terms offered by  the C. P. It., terms Which, if accepted,  would inevitably result   in  destroying  the Trackmen's organization  and   the  possibility of securing objects so much  desired.  We have no hesitation in asserting  that the public in general and the rail-  ���Vr'aj'-employeesin particular^sympathii'.e  fully with the Trackmen, and we verily  ���believe that this sympathy will beshown  in a very practical manner before long,  and wlien that occurs the Province will  have a wider field than that of the  Trackmen in which to exercise and show  its peculiar functions.  stigmatized  hy   the  so-called   "upper  class" as being opposed "to monarchy  or British connection."   The old "loyalty cry" iha^s 'had its.'dlay In Canada,  and a majority of the people nre nc  longer suoh 'blamed fools to "bite" ths  bait  thus  thrown out (by snobooracy.  Take ithe so-called "upper set" of British Columbia, and wlio nrq they?   AA'a  remember an occasion when the I_lcu-  tenant-Govcrnor gmve a ball.   A  certain olllcer 'Present  from    one of the  gun 'bouts at Esquimau dolgnedi to ask  ono of Hie "princesses" of the function  to  diuice  with   him.   She very  Indignantly   refused,   not   in  French,   but,  lo and 'behold you,  in .pure,'undented  Hudson Bay company's chlnook, which  is considered ��s .t.lie leading court or  society     language of   .this   pronilnce:  "lla-lo,   intro-diic-tion."   The    fact  Is,  we  have nothing    here   :but *Miuiii_>-  back" aristocracy, largely made up of  native half-breeds, renegades from lihe  old sod audi a few ignorant and foppish  .persons  who ,try  to a.p'e old  country  society.   .A\'e believe that the plain people are nuite good enough  to receive  and entertain royalty .In a iplain nnd  hospitable fashion,  which would Ibe a  thousand   times   more  appreciated  by  lihe duke nnd ipanty than .the gay fantasia's   of   'half-educated    silly folks,  with swelled heads, offering something  ".very  select."   The 'proposed  impending  spectacle .might 'bo  more  quietly  stage-managed'   by  the    "select few,"  but 'then let them pay .for dt.   Nobody  wiil  object at  llie  affair being  kept  aloof from the 'public.   And 'then as to  shaking hands -with H. R. H. the Duke,  ithero will not ll'kely ibe much of a rush  to get there first.  caught it crawling over the sugar.  One (has to be careful now. It's gone  up.'"���The Regiment. AVe would Busiest ithat Aid. Neelands cut this out  and ipaste it Jn his scrap-book.  .Rituals are cutting less figure in  trade-unions nowadays, ami 'the transaction of business more.  If your are In arrears for your subscription 'to Tho Independent please  !pa.y up at once, as 'We need the money.  A'ancouver is being afflicted with an  epidemic of snobbery.  Is .this city ibelng irun 'by ithe city  council, cranks, associations of various  kinds, royalty ilacklos���or the citizens?  AVonklngmen anust unite.. They can  not win against a strong enemy In a  common cause while ln any way divided.  The people have 'but to say, "No,"  and not the strongest tyranny���political, religious, or .Ilnancial���could survive one week.���The Octopus.  "Tho wages of sin" are Wlgii enough.  No ono is striking against them. Possibly; but 'Ultimately the wages reach  a very low degree and a very hot  olace.  The Newest Assortment in  Wash Dress Fabrics  aire here in great array. And lt 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 has been  exercised in selecting the great stock  that is hero for your inspection. The  demands of fashion have been carefully met, and our showing is well worthy  of your attention.  Quality, of course, is the most Important paint, and it 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 And they are priced as we price  all our merchandise, with an eye to  your satisfaction.  Visit our wash gooids department  and get acquainted with the good  things we are offering.  dh&> /Ufatv dri&nAiiup if &  Some i>eople say that a combine  which raises profits millions a year is  a benollt Ho the .country land' 'that one  which raises wages 'a dollar a week is  an Injury.  .AA'.hat 'trades pay the highest dues'.'  Those In which the .highest wages prevail. What trades get 'the highest  wages? Those whioli 'pay .the highest  dues.   Remarkable coincidences!  A definition;  Ecuus���A 'ihorso.  Equerry���An attendant on a horse.  Attendant on an equerry���A horse's  ���The AVhite Pass and Yukon Railway  haive declared a dividend of 110 per  cent. That road ,1s a worse hold'-up  than "Soapy" Smith in Ills palmiest  diu's.  The O. P. R. are ibeglnning to find  out that the track Is not like a pigs  nose, lit .wears out���'the latter never  does. The people realize this and are  not traveling over it to any extent.  The fishermen were offered ti aiMece  to make a sfhowing on the inlet when  the "Dook" arrives. AVhen the proposition was read before the grand: lodge  It was 'laid on1 the table for six months.  We would suggest that the committee  now apply to Japanese fishermen's  union.  'The association on account of lacT;  of funds was little more .than a name."  This quotation from Sidney AA'ebb relating to ithe efficiency of a certain labor organization, tells a whole story  In one sentence.  ���If a trade union us not worth two  bits a weak 'it is not wonth anything.  If as good inn article of trade unionism  can be gotten for ten eents as for a  quarter it differs'vrery much from other  things 1 invested In.  J 70 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  ing during the war. At Johannesburg  another story is told, ithe -wages now  paid .to miners being only one-fourth  of ithe amount paid before the war.  The Cape Colony roads are owned by  the government; the Transvaal mines  are operated by the (military author-  cs.  . oAngel Cake.  bo called because it is fit for the angels.  Leave an order tho day before you  want it, and wo will notdiBappoint you.  Two Sizes���25c and 50c.  And "IF IT'S OBEN'S'-it's pure-  that's sure."  Baker and  Confectioner, VO    _  .   ��� B    I li </   I  418 Huntings Street. Telephone 3G7.  BKANCIIKS: Beach House, No. 4 Arcade.  Uaibor Day, 'Monday,  September 2.  Capital cannot   .win as    against labor, .but by labor's 'treachery.  Tho Piamo and Organ AVoilkeis International union has elected Fran'lc Helle  president. He Is a .goodl man. The  name cuts no figure.  The common 'herd- are good enough  to yell In 'the streets and maike a din,-  but 'they are not good enough to stand  up for a second or two in the .presence  of 'the son of .the man who rules us.���  London Dally News.  The C. P. R. daily press still continue 'to' publish '"fate" telegrams  ancnt the -strike. But ihey do no harm  to-the trackmen. They bring their  trains In from IS to 20 hours late, and;  as long as this occurs It will be difficult ..to convince the public that the  strike Is o*ver.  Prof. S. J. McLean Mis been sent out,  by ihe Dominion government to investigate grievances ngalnsi freight and  passenger rates on ithe C. P. R. He  announces that only through the board  of trade will he receive complaints.  So far as Aruncouver is concerned he  might Just as well apply to the officials of the C. P. R. There are a few  in .that body, and very few, who arc  not controlled hy the C. P. R.  THE ROYAL VISIT.  Because of some sharp criticisms  about the snobbery of Ottawa wanting ito rule during the visit of tliu  Duke of Cornwall and suite, a Heotlon  of the press wiho'toady to taift-hunthig  are now busy denouncing all and nun-  dry 'persons who do not agree witli  their ivlows on eiHertialnlng royalty, .-is  1-cliig "disloyal to the crown of Kng-  !_.od." .AVe take exception to the  'l.'hrase. Canadians, at'least .the working classes of this country, of common  .sense object ito 'the fuss and) flummery  ���Incidental to the royal'Visit, and that  Is all. Is this "disloyal ito (the crown of  England?" If Ut is, the sooner we cast  adrift from the mother country the  'better It will he for" our dominion.  Those who appreciate a constitutional  limited monarchy andi love British connection will not .tolerate ihe protests  of their outraged common sense to be  The Jiiontn. lightweights al the cily  ���hall are in a. fuss uffa.n. This.time  tlielr dignity i.s injured'. They voted  t3,000 on the assumption that they  would be permitted to gratp the homy-  hand of a son or a King. Ii has buen  deolded otherwise. This specimen of  _man'lc'nd_is_to_q_proclous_to_perniilt_lii.-!-  hnnd to ^et within .the grasp of anything so common as a A'ancouver nl-  derman. But Ihe "Dook" don't know  what he's missing. He should see tliem  and hear ���them. After that London  pantomliies would seem dull.    "  An 'intcrnatlo'nail labor bureau has  been .formed in Switzerland. It will  ���publish a bulletin methodically dealing  with the doings of1 all nations in tlie  line of social reform. Such information would (be of groat Value.  Aid.  Grant   should'    not break  the  charmed .-circle. If    the      council  were ito resign iln 'a 'body It would be  quite different. AVe sympathize with  the worthy .rej>resentatiliv|e ofjwanl one  In this, ihis trying hour. But then a  little bird whispers to us, 'Uo the diok-  ens with your sympathy."  The .Injunction craze has expanded.  The latest prohibits crows from cawing���wonders never ceaise.  AVorklngmen have only to organize,  haive only to realize their strength in  order to Itake 'for themselves as much  as ithey choose of all of wliioh their  labor Is an essential part.  Low wages, mean long hours, long  hours produce and penp'etuate ignorance. Ignorance .mates " men subservient. Hence ithe .opposition of the  avaricious employer to high wages and  short hours. '  fruit Season!  .i,,  This is the time o�� tho year you  need Preserving Kettles, Fruit  Presses, etc.. bo you would do  well to call and seo our prices  before buying.  R. G. BUCHANAN & CO.  Crockery and Housefurnishings.  406 and 408 Westminster Avenue, .Vancouver  A. M. TYSON,  WHOLESALE AND BETAIL DEALEil IN  Fish, Game, Fruit, and  vegetables.  Union Directory.  VANCOUVER THIAJDES AND LABOX  COUNCILr-Presldent, John Crow; vlce-  prcbldent, AV. J. Lnmrlck; secrotary, T. K.  Cross; financial secretary, AV. J. Be��r;  treasurer, ��?. Crowder; statistician, W_.  JIcKlssock; sergeant-at-arms, G. P. Len-  tcsty. Meetings���First and third Friday In  c-nch month, nt 7.30 p.m., ln Union hall,  corner Dunsmuir and Homer streets.,  COOKS, AVA1THR.S AND AVAITRESSEB"  Union, Local No. 28. President, Chas.  Over; vice-president, AV. AV. Nelson; recording secretary, jas. H. Perkins; financial secretary, It. j, Loundes; treasurer, AVm. Ellender. Meeting every Friday  at 8.30 p. m. In Union Hall, corner Homer  and Dunsmulr streets.  VAN<-S.Xr,R TYPOGRAPHICAL unIOW  No 220 meet the last Sunday ln each  month at Union hall. President, C. a.  Cumiibell; vlcc-preeideut. .Geonte Wilby:  secretary, a. j. Gothard, P. ft box jfc  treasurer AV. Brand; sergeant-at-anniC  Andrew Stuart; executive committee, IB.  h V(X}?utt' e*_,?- Ko1*- J- H- Browne,  N.   AVilllnms;   delegates   to  Trades   ami l',|  Labor council, J. C. Marshall, JRobt Todd. ii  3. n.  Browne. /fi  1  6TREET RAILWAY MIEN'S UNION-  afeets second nnd fourth AVednesdoy of  caoh month, in Sutherland Hall, comer  Westminster avenue and Hastings streat  at 8 p. m. President, G. Dickie; vice-president, C. Bennett: secrotary, A. G.  Perry; treasurer, H. Vanderwalker; conductor, G. Lenfesty; warden, J. Marshall; '  sentinel, F. C. O'Brien; delegates t��  Trades and Laibor Council: John Pearey,  Jas. Barton, Geo. Lenfesty, G. Dtcfcfoand  J. Howes.  ill  112 Cordova St. 'Phone 442  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF OAB-  PBNTERS and Joiners���Meets every seo-  ond and fourth Thursday In Union HaU,  room No. 3. President, AArm. 'F. MoK��n-  zle, 467 Ninth avenue; vloe-prealdent;  Hugh AVilson; recording secretary, A. E.  Collin, 730 Nelson street; ilnanolal secretary, H. S. Falconer; treasurer, George  Walker; conductor, Job. Ferg>uson; warden, Jos. Dixon; delegates to T. and Im.  council, Jos. Dixon, Robt. Macpherson.  H. Wilson. ^^      .  Pare  Bee Cream  40c |>er qt,  MONTREAL BAKERY  ' * ' ' '-WESTMINSTER AVENUE/'.  Boot and shoe makers ure growing  al. a phenomenal rate. In the pasL year  and ia half Jf.0,000 has'been accumulated .in tlie treasury and they now control 162 factories in the United States  nnd Canada. Tlie membership is shooting toward the hundred thousand  mai'k.  Robert Bui'dette, -who ihas just completed' a 'trip around ithe world nnd  who ought lo 'know, saysiv "The American people ,can ipray longer, swear  louder'and iflglit harder than any other  nation on eanth," and lie should have  added, "ami tolerate .more abuses from  Talk irtay be ohcap, 'but a. timely  word ot .cheer oft'.helps win a light.  The Toronto AA'orld editorially and  without equivocation 'declares itself on  the side of the striking trackmen and  ithe strikers of the .Morgan iron trust.  The attitud'e of the C. P. R. toward  Its malntenanii-e-of-way men directs  the attention of 'the 'people 'to one of  two remedies for this and similar  'troubles. -Corropulsory arbitration or  state ownership.���Citizen and Country.  Apparonltly every time 'His AArorship  Mayor Townley opens ihis" mouth in  connection ���wltih the .royal visit he  "pints his foot iln it," as the Irishman  would say. The present quotation on  the title contest is ��0 to 1 against "Sir  Thomas," -with .no talkers.  . . HAKES A SrilCIALTY OF . *.  o    dot's special Liqueur, also ��� ���  o    ushers biqck Label UQueur wnisky  ���LARGE STOCK OF��� !  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC ,  . Ciqars.  R. B. Mulligan & Co., Props.  ' Coiiieh Coiidova and Cabball, '  THE RETAIL OliEORKS' INTHKNA-  TION'AL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets In O'Brien's Hall, tho llrst and  third Tuesdays of each month. T, A.  Phillip, .president; AV. J. Iximrlck, secretary, aiS Princess street.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No. 113, W.  F. M., meets every Saturday at 7.30 p.m.  in Foresters' hall, Van Anda. President,  R. Aitken; vice-president,' C. A. Melvfll*;  secretary, A. Bn.por, Van Anda, B. Ct:  treasurer, H. Ar. Price; conductor, P.  Burl; warden, John LInklater. ,  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OB*  - MAOHINISTS-Beaver Dodgie, No. IK���  Meets eecond and fourth Wednesday la  each month in Union Hall. President,  Wm. Boor; corresponding secretary, ES.  Tiir.mlns, 726 Hamilton streot: financial  secretaiy, J. H. MoVcty; 1211 Seymour  street. ,   i    ,  A man may ,'Uho the wart on the  back ot his nedk fbr a collar button;  may ride on the bnc-k coach of a train  to Have Interest on his 'money until  ilhe conductor comes nround; stop his  watch a I night to nave the wear and  tear; leave his I'm and t's without a  dot or cross to snvc-Ink; pasture his  mother's grave to save h'ny; ibut a man  of; thin ind 'is a scholar TOid n gontlc-  iiikin compared with the inuii who will  talke a newspaper, \aiid iwlien a.sked to  'Pay for 1t, 'puts H Into the post oflice'  and has lit marked "refused."���Ex.  pie   eating    ollicials."���'Spokane  man's Journal. **  Free-  The 'freest .government cannot long  endure where ithe tendency of the law-  Is to create a .ra.pld accumulation of  proj.ertyL'|n_Wio_han<l3_of__a_few_and-  to render the masses    of ithe    people  An exchange says that the gold brick  swindle has been revived by throwing  in another 'brick. A. Nebraska! fiinuer  ihas just bought .two for *2,500. Those  .hawing gold -bricks refused at the assay olllce or any other old thing ito Hell  or give away should call on the aldermen ibefore the Dook arrives.  The citizens have ibadi sufficient proof  of ithe 'present city . council's nihility.  They had better begin1 to consider the  question of nominations for the next  council. Their experience lias been  bitter, amd they ought to prollt by the  lesson.  If the night  to form government is  'vested in ithe walgie -worker, and if tills  right is 'usurped' by Ithe trusts, and If  the itrust-s are Inimical to ithe wage  woilker, why do 'laibor leaders discourage wage workers from entering polities?���Piano and Organ AVoilker.  Arlington Hotel  Cordova St. West.  Headquarters for the engineering trade  ia Vancouver.    '  CHOICEST^���=^  Liquors and Guars  First-class rooms from CO cents'up.  ROBT.HINTLY,   -   -   PROP  VANCOUVER FISHERMEN'S UNION.  No. 2. Meets in Laibor Hall, > Homer  street, overy. first and third Saturday'la  each month at S p. m. Ernest Burn, president; Chas. Durham, secretary, 8*7 Bar-,  rls street. .!.���.��  JOURNEYMEN BAKERS' AND CONFECTIONERS' INTERNA'L Union of  America, Locnl, No. 40; Vancouver, B. C.  President, Jas. AVobstcr; vlcc-prcsldont,  R. F. McDonald; recording secretary,  AVm. H. Barnes; corresponding secretary,  F. Rawilng. IJ40 Granville street, room 10;  financial secretary, C. J. .Salter, 413 Powell  street; treasurer, AV. AVoocI; master-at-  arms, F. Moyles; delegates to Trades and  Labor Council, C. J. Salter and F. Bawling. . ,     ,  ClGAItMAKERS ' UNJO.V, NO. 3G7���  Meets the first Tuesday ln each montto  in Union hall. President, A. Kochel; vice-  pi osldcnt, C. Crowder; secrotary, G.  Thomas, Jr., 148 Cordova street west;  treasurer, s. AV. Johnson; sergeant-at-  arms. J. ,AV. Brat; delegates to Trades  and Labor Council, J. Crow, F. Jost, A.  Kochel. ��� -  The"  The manager of a certain regimental  canteen was well 'known fo ibe not only  a hit of a .miser, but also jrery eccentric. The .other day he was the subject of conversation In the tiarrnok  room. One said, "I saw 'him (holding a  fly between 'his finger, brushing It carefully aver the sugiar. Adklng for what  I Wanted, he said, 'Just a minute, while  brush   'this   fly's   legs.  Tou see, I  The 'Machinists' Journal, the olllclnl  organ of tho International Association  of Machinists, estimates that up to the  first of this month t'he nllnc-ihour Htrlkc  of the union has proven successful in  75 per cent, of the shops Involved,  compromising In IS ,poi"cent��� and lost  In 10 per cent. The Ioshos, however,  are only temporary, as the (Ighl will  be kept up 'until all concerns lire In  Mne. These Mgures oug.il. to Inspire  with confidence every unionist who is  struggling'for the introduction of the  shorter workday.  The "manager of . the Cape Colony  railways expects a disastrous year,  owing to 'the Immense doimage done to  bridges, tracks, and rolUng stock; but,  notwithstanding this, ihe reports having increased the men's -wages in' consequence of the Increased cost of Hv-  As a reply to an article appearing in  tho World, written, no doubt, by a  ."swell" member of the reception committee, the News-Atlivertlscr gets oft/a  Joke as follows; "The aldermen are  aMklng wiho wrote ithat editorial with  the long and) misprinted French quotation'nnd ithe .reference to chciup rcs-  itnuranu. It will go hard with tho or-  fonder, 'If he 'be detected. The ulder-  iriicn icontalnly won't dine with him,  whatever they may do In regard to the  royal equerries. Thoy imust draw the  line somewhere.".  Pay up your subs��rlptIon to the Independent, lit does not cost you much  and you should not .hesitate ahout giving your support readily to a labor paper.  PARIS GREEN, HELLEBORE  AND AVHALE OIL SOAP for the extermination of the CUT WORM and  other insects���for Bale by the McDowell, Atkins, Watson' Company, The  Druggists, Vancouver,  BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS AND  iB'ICCORATORS, Local Union No. 138.  Meets overy Thursday tn, LaJlior hall.  President, AV. Pavler; vice-president, E,  Cru.sh; recording-secretary, a ipindcr.  17,"i!l Eighth avenue. Falrview; financial  scci clary, W. Stanley, 413 .Keefer street;  treasurer, II. MeSorley: trustees, C. Irwin, B. Cross and AV. Cole.  JOURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION OiP  AMERICA, 'No. 1178���Meets altomalte  Mondays In room 1, Union Hall. President, F. AArllllams; Ivlce-presldent, Mba  Graham; recording secretary, H. O.  ���Burrtttj-iflnamcial-s^retai-yr���Wnlfroct���  Larson; treasurer, c E. 'Nellson; oex-  geant-at-arms, A. J. Kennedy.  Seymour Strceet,  $AVOY  THEATRE  S. Simmon....  J. Townhksii..  .General Menigor.  ....ritngu Munigor.  ���   Week Commencing  i  Monday, August 26  i    ���.  A Show for the People.  ���-Quantity and Quality Combined."  Massey-Harris and Stearns  AU.smxsfB8CYCLES mi poos  ��� -AT   '  KENDALL'S. 328 Cordova St  [    -r.Tie-c��tplace in B.C. toh��T��your  Bicycle repaired.  COOS POBS SALE  for Setting, $1.50 for IS  BLACK LANG&tUNS  Stock took First I'rlzo nt 1900 Foultry  Show at Vnncouvcr.  Brockton Point  LIkIiIIioiho.  W. D. Jonks  ROYAL   HOTEL  Near to All Stonmlioat Wlnirvcii nnil  Hallway DcixiU.  1ST. WATER ST.    ���      ���     VANCOUVER, B. C  Everything; new ami up-to-dnto. Klcciric  Light throughout. KiUcb, |l to \i a day.  Special rates (or tlio wuck or month.  HOPRIRK, <3F>I��NCIC & CO.  A  :.:   GEO. HAY   :*  Vancouver's    Pioneer    Clothca  Renovator, makea a lull new.  Dyeing and Repairing.  ,' I ���� CiMBIC ST., VAHOODVn.-.  |jJ__^TKaTW!f^lg.TrAWWCC0  >ituwf^'iuiUaj(UJJir����0]^wiBaiiijgw  iauanwmaawB>Ag*iWW 'Ml  ���Pi  -Saturday -..(Aug. sa, isoi  THE INDEPENDENT.  NEWS OF THE LABOR WORLD  Canadian.  Chris. Foley will address the Hamilton unionists next week.  Iiondon, 0nt��� baa a, Milkmen's as-  . soclution associated With .the T. and L.  . council.   ,  The brloklaycrs -ot Montreal repo-t  .th'ait 'the prospects of .work for the fall  and winter are good.  Hon. Wot. Mulock, 'minister of labor,  nnd Joe 'Mflrks, London, nre to be the  Uaibor Day speakers at Merrlton, Ontario.?"  A resolution of sympathy with the  striking1 C. P. R. trackmen has been  passed by the Independent Tailors'  Union of Montreal.  F. Marshall Is president: AAr. T.  Thompson, vice; H. B. Oalkley, K. S.;  iM. Sinclair, F. S.; and A. H. Thorle,  treasurer, of the Toronto Railway Employees' .union.  London T. and L. council wants the  hours of apprentices reduced from ten  to eight iper day, and will memorailze  tlhe Dominion Congress at Brantford  to that effect.  The Arictonta Colonist, Jn order to  . give its employees tlhe'benetlt of Labor  n Day, will be 'Issued on 'Monday morning and ndt on Tuesday.  At the union meeting of the Biother-  hood of Locomotive .Engineers a't Belleville last week Jt was decided to hold  their next meeting at Toronto.  President Samuel Landers, of the  Hamilton T. and L. council, will deliv-  ��� er 'a Labor  Day address  In Amster-  -dam,  N. Y.,  where also the governor  ��� of the ^tatc Is announced' for an ad-  ��dress.       ���'  ,  The Montieal Federated Council of  Labor .lias resolved that the Oity Coun-  ��� ell  there "should not, under any alr-  ��� cumstankJcS,  accept  a fflft of  $160,000  . from Andrew Carnegie of Homestead  tragedy   fame."  The  London  T. and L.  council lias  appointed -a special committee to submit a report on the organization of an  Independent labor .party there. Messrs.  .Mai'ks, Hayden and iMcCrae will per-  . form that duty.  G. W. Dower, ex-secretary of the  . Dominion Trades and La'bor Congress,  lias an excellent article tin the Labor  .'Day number of the American Fereda-  tionist on Mo. 9Vs (Toronto Typographical! union) strike for a shorter  workday.  The Barbers' association of Ottawa  Jlield a successful excursion to Rigaud  ."last Sunday. In the afternoon an expensive programme of sports was carried out. Tonsorlal artists from Montreal and Quebec were present In large  numbers.  City Building Inspector Rogers, of  'Winnipeg, reports issuing to date 463  ".building permits, 309 for new buildings  :and 154 for alterations, the total cost  ���JUSrgregaDing $l,S17,S0O.. Up to the same  date-last year 341 .permits wero Issued  jigBregJitingr $940,500.  The members of the Toronto Socialist League are going to sings as well  as talk at their coming meetings. Mrs.  King is organist. The new ofllcers nro:  -J. A. Kelly, 'president: Mrs. Darwin,  vice-president; R. Newton, trea-surer;  .and AV. T.  Took, secretary.  The Halifax Acadian gives an en-  ���.couraglng report ot it'h'e work done  there by John A. Flett, organizer for  .the A. F. of L. In Canadti. lie will  -return to Ontario next month to attend  the Dominion Congress at Brantford,  ���of which he is vice-president.  Grand Chief Sargent, of the Locomotive Firemen, speaks ln St. Thomas on  'Labor Day. Rallwaynien from all  parts of Ontario ihaive signified their  ������'tntcntion-of"vlslting StrThomns to hear"  him, nnd there will be ai big demon-  istraltlon on tlio .part of rallwaynien  .from all sections.  The StoneoU'ttcrs' Union of 'Montival  ha/ve decided, ln 'view of the majority  of the members being French-speaking,  'to have the constitution and by-laws  printed in bogth languages. The mom-  / Jbership .has increased six per cent, during the lust year, the number In good  standing being MO.  Tho new oillcers of tlie Ottawa T.  nnd L. council are: Ar. II. Amiable,  president; Louis Routliler, ���vlco-presl-  ��len't; T. A. AVood, recordlnif secretary;  JP. M. Draper, corresponding1 secretary;  F. AV. Proderlc'k, treasurer. The delegates to Brantford are V. H.' Ann-  nible, I. E. Cro��s, and R. A.' Miller.  iTho 'Hamilton T. and L. council has  been asked to introduce ri. single tax  memorial at the Dominion Congress In  Brantford 'next month. Its aim is "the  concentration of faxes on Ithe .value of  land." The idea ds considerably too  narrow for most trades unionists to  swallow, feven when itihe "ipUl" Is heavily sugar-coalted, ab it Us in Mils, me-  *. ' ��� j     i'     .  mortal, Iby the neco_.r_.t_on of such prln-  olpJeB^as" .dJrect.'lcglslattlon, '.proiportlon-  Ml representation, alboli'tlon of  tariffs  and grants for immigration, etc The  Hamilton council is "considering."���  Citizen and Country.  The next; meeting of the Canadian  Trades and La'boi Congress, which  opens ln Brantford on September 17th,  Willi be the most 'Important on record.  It not only promises to be the most  largely attenJed, 'but will deal with  legislation of ii most progressive character. The Congress was never in as  healthy op .prosperous a condition as  r.oiv.  A AVinnipeg carpenter tells that his  average earnings during the past eight  years lftuve been $4CC44 ]>er year, or  ?38.S" iper month.1 lie Is a man, too,  who hus had charge of some large  Jobs of woik. He says the average  wage earned Iby carpenters in AVinnipeg will not exceed $23 per month. Expenses aro very lilgh and few are able  to make Iboth ends meet.  Miners' union, No. .71, of 'Moyle, B.  C, of the AVestcrn Federation of Miners, has ibeen 'incorporated under the  Benevolent Societies act of the piov-  ilnce. The oillcers are: John MaDon-  ald, president; Angus McDonald, vice-  president; P. T. Smyith, Ilnancial secretary; S.. J. iMarSh, .recording secretary; John Bladklburn, treasurer; Richard' Powers, George Reed, F. A. Anderson, Peter Corrigan and Tlm Far-  rcll, managing trustees.  Monday evening a meeting of the  Hotel and Restaurant Walters' and  AValtresses' union, of Victoria, was  held In Williams' hall. President Ai en-  son occupied the chair. The secretary  Was 'Instructed to forward the union's  application for a charter and other  equipments for the carrying on of a  union to the Internationa1! organization. Members of the Trades and Labor council 'and others delivered addresses on the advantages of the organization.  FURlSETfl REVIEWS  STRIKE SITUATION  American.'  The trainmen are planning a permanent home for disabled and aged members alter tlie plan of* the   printers'  home at Colorado Springs.  A little machine which threads 1,000  needles a minute Is in Minneapolis. It  was seen by L. S. Donaldson, of JMln-  neapols, in St. Gall, S\\ ltzerland, on a  recent visit, and he had it sent to his  place of business in Minneapolis merely as an exhibit. The purpose of the  machine is ito thread needles that are  .placed afterwards In an embroidery  loom for making Swiss or 'Hamburg  la'ce. The device is almost entirely automatic. It takes .the needle fironi a  hopper, carries It along, and threads,  ties the knot, cuts the thread! off a uniform length, then carries the needles  across nn open space and sticks It in  a rack. The work of threading these  needles was formerly done by hand.  A hnlf-dozeiMiien" employed' by * the  Hamilton Steel & Iron Company as  '"roughers" or rollers, went out on  strike at the call of the Amalgamated  Association. By going out the men  threw out about 73 of their fellow employees.  It is expected that fully half a million workers will 'be enrolled under the  banner of the A. F. of L. tills year.  The International Typographical Union has iravested over ?10,000 of the reserve fund in United States bonds,'  and will continue this policy until  tlOO 000 are thus scoured.  PATRIOTISM IX TIIE SCHOOLS.  The Dominion teachers have been  discussing this question at Ottawa,  and have declined1 to endorse a proposal to have half 'an hour a week, m  the sohool devoted to patriotism. Discussing the question the Toronto Globe  says: "It might be argued that the setting apart of half an hour a week foe  'patriotism would tend to confirm  the  error" ithat~tt Is a 'virtue which has  nothing to do with the dally work of  life and of the school itself. The  strength of a country rests very largely on the character and Intelligence of  its citizens. Tho .work of the school  Is to develop intelligence and build up  charaote'r. Therefore in a good school  patriotism Is being promoted not once  a week, but every hour and moment.  The school may 'be regarded as an epitome ot tho state, und useful lessons  ot good citizenship may be taught  there���Industry, older, obedience of  Ian', and rcspeot for the rights of others. A very good nnd patriotic purpose  might be served'by Impressing on the  children that tliey were working' not  merely for themselves but for tho community, and that everything ithat  strengthened them strengthened1 the  nation. Patriotism could thus ibe made  to inspire every part of their work."  Tbe Mint. *  Is located at the corner of Carrall and  Hastings streets. Tho bottled goods are  all first-class and the' prices right' for  every one.. Seattle Rainier beer, 5 cents.  For stomach trouble of way kind take  Flint's Dyspepsia. _ Tablets. Thejrcure  or you get your-money ba_s_c,"'6fle box.  McDowell, Atkins, Watson Oo.  In reviewing tho strike situation at  San Franolsoo .from the standpoint ot  the unions Andrew Furuseth, chairman  of the executive committee of t'he city  Front Federation, says:  "There 'has been .practically no progress in the lino of peace negotiations,  und all such efforts have now ceased  with 'the exception of simple and ineffective talk.  '.'The real incidents of the past week  liave been the efforts to disrupt the  unions. Tliose who are managing this  fight for tihe other side made mp their  minds lhat ilf they could break down  ���the teamsters the fight -would toe aver,  and so they tried letters, interviews  and appeals to wives of the teamsters,  and .made offers of from $7 to $11 a day  to Indluce the men to return to work.  That occurred the early part of this  week, as well as the latter part of  last week. Falling .'in 'this, they sent  'their agents In among the men anywhere they could iflnd a group to listen, representing to tho memibers of  the different water front unions that  this was purely the teamsters' 'fight,  and that tlie water .front unions: had  no business to ni'lx up in It, as our men  had no grievances. They toldl the  teamsters that ithe longshoremen were  talking the iplaces of the striking teamsters, and iMiey told the longshoremen  the same thing of the teamsters; they  told the sailors that the members of  the other unions were acting as "scab'  sailors, and the reverse. They have  kept up thatkind of 'talk for six -weeks,  and so far they 'have madie no impression.  "As to the shipping: Since tlie strike  'began only iflve or six sailing vessels  haive left this port. The Pacific Coast  Steamship Com.pa.ny has five or six  steamers running In .some kind of  shape 'by taking tho oillcers of the  vessels that are not running iind putting them on the vessels ithat are run-  ning7tlie officers acting as sailors.  TJie steamers that haive been going to  tihe southward liave 'been getting along  a. little better than those going north,  because they didn't 'have the northwest  swell to contend with. As many ns  thirty men have been carried! in the  Santa Rosa's1 fire room during Mic  stnike, while under oul'r.ary conditions  only sixteen are reiu'red; yet in spite  of this great number of men they have  been unalble to keep up steaim. The  conditions of tlhe vessels going northward 'has been oven worse. The Pomona ihadl some 'lumber in her hold  when the strike started, and it is itill  there. The Czarina was ten days taking out coal 'Which, under ordinary  conditions, would 'halve Ibeen done in a  day and a half. The British ship Men-  alope, 'Whicih has been discharging coal,  took out fortty-ttlve tons Jn one day;  with a gang of competent longshoremen ,tliis should have teen accomplished! in one hour.  "Wc have been very much amused  here In watching the practice work  going onT'at the bunlkers, where they  have been running up empty buckets  and! going through the motion of  omplylng them. The sailors of the,  Menalope were nskcdi to discharge the  'vessel's cargo, and they promptly refused. The same thing happened with  the CaiUfornlan,' whoso crew declined  to touch the cargo, in place of tlie regular stevedores the employers are doing the ibest they can wilth u, few-  young men, andi are accomplishing  ivery 'ldttle. Regarding 'Mi3 'sieam  schooners, it,Is a fact that the officers of two vessels aire being used as  stiliors to man one other vessel and  "sendinghef-up~the coast" with-prb-  vlslons, etc. AVe are not at all sorry  that the supplies got to the people up  coast, .but we are sorry for the oflicers  who, .in order to keep their Jobs, are  compelled to do wonk that no one has  a right to nsk of them. .-  "'Taking Mic faltuation as a wlio-le,  we hn.vo every .reason,'to ibe peifectly  satisfied, and we are .not at all uneasy  concerning results. Our position is  unaltered. AVihonevcr the Employers'  Association Is ready to send a committee to the City Front Federation to  devise ways and means for adjusting  tills unfortunate misunderstanding the  federation will ibe rcaUy lo do its part;  and in the Interests of the community  and of tlie state we hope Hlncerely Mils  may be ibrought about. AVe realize fully that It t__keis two to make a bargain, 'but we 'feel assured! tihat the  public will root 'blarney us 'because the  Employers' Association Is not inclined  ito meet with us."  will' be auccessJtul in his new   undertaking.  The baseball nine of 'the Machinists  Union have Issued a challenge to any  team of any union in this oity. It is  desired that the match take place next  Satuirday. Fred Vendell, captain, and  G. Hastings, secretary, C. P. R. shops,  are the officers of the club. If more  than one club accepts tho challenge  they will 'be accommodated ln turn.  LABOR DAY SERMON.  Rev. AV. A. Vrooman (Congregational) has kindly consented to 'preach a  sormon on labor, on Sunday evening,  September 8th, in the Theatre Royal.  The subject ohosen Is "Despotism vs.  Democracy." This is a specially prepared sermon to the tollers and work-  era of the present age, and' ono very  workingman, 'to whoVn a special invitation is extended, should hear.  rsr* ��1  Blue Bibbon Tea is packed in Vancouver by white men���are you drinking it ?  When you -want to hire a first-class  horse and buggy, go to the Palace  livery stables. . Telephone 125.  -rt(      I.MM��/*riUJV.'"��(.ti'��uM-..n.i>ui<v.MKi.a.  *s -��..,-. Union-made Cigars." t  %V| ___y'*^^'-.J..'.'"''M"^M _?7y.." "fc^miL **^ E  ^/-sgs.-j:=a.-a?^3__-,��        ���*-  oorruonnD ^^f^Kmtu-       i  , J. >R. Jackson, for same time financial  secretary of the Retail Clerks' Asso;  elation, has sent In his resignation to  that .body |j.nd gonejlnto business. He  purchased the grocery store io�� Mr.  Kerr, 626 Wesffminster' Avenue. -Mr.  Jackson is enterprishig'and no doubt  iFWUowanB is a list oit the Union cigar factories in Brttllsh OalumlbHa wOio  use .the blue lalbeU.  AV. Tietjen, Nto. 1���Divisilon No. 38,  Vancouver.  Kiintz & Oo. No. 2���DtvMton. No. 88,  Vancouver.  Inllana Cagar Mlanufatoturlngi Company, No. 3���Division No. 38, HamHoops.  ���B. Wiiiberg & Co., No. 4���Ddvlsion No.  38, New Westminister. _     -  T. AVIoxatlook, Mo. 6���Division No. 38,  Vancouver.  Keloiwnai Shippens' TJnton Company,  No. 8-iDl vision No. 38, KeHowna.  AVTigiht Bros, No. 9-JDlvitsion No. 38,  Rossland.  Kootenay Cigar Manufacturing Company, No. 10���Division No. 38, Nefeon.  Moire & Johnson, No. 2���Division No.  37, Victoria.  M. Baiiuloy, No. 5���'Ddviisllon No. 37,  Vdctaria.  'Ial'and Oigair EtaJdtory, fi. Norman, No.  6-fDivflslon No. 37, VWtoria.  'Province Cigar Co., Nto. 7���Mvasion  No. 37, ATCctonia.  'A. Seihnotac & Sons, No. 8���Division.  No. 37, Victoria.  P. GaMe, No. 9���Division, No. 37, Na-  nobno.       .  J. I*iry, No. H���IDiivtlsllon No. 37, Arte-  torla.  UI. J. Booth, No. 14���iTM-vliriion No. 37,  Nanaimo.  C. G. Bdhnsen���Division No. 37, Victoria.  T. F. Gold, Capitol Cigar Factory,  No. 12, Alctorla, B. C.  Harris & Stuart, No. 5���Division No.  38, Revelstoke.  J. Martin, No. 7���Division No. 38,  Sandon.  Fhelin & MoDonough, No. 12���Division 38, Nelson. '  Hunt & Foster, Hastings street.  A. Murray, Westminster avenue.  Morgan," The Tailor, Granville street.  /Dan Stewart, Ooratova, streert.  Clubb & Stewart, Cordova street  XV. Murphy, Cordova, street.  MaR'ae & McDonald, Hastings street,  east.  J. B. Sheering, Cambie street.  F.. t/arsen, Hastings Street.  J. Carrelll, Cordova, street.  Simon & Co., Cordova street  UNION BARBER SHOPS.  ���The-fo]lowing-ls"a-com"pletc~lfsrof  union barber shops in Vancouver.   Is  your barber on the list?  Elite barber shop, Hastings street.  Bon   Ton   barber   shop,    Hastings  street.  Porcelain Baths, Cambie street.  Horvle & Ellis, Cambie street.  Savoy Barber Shop, Cordiva street.  Smalley's    Barber   Shop,    Cordova  street.  The AVTilttier Barber Sho*, Carrall  street.  Oyster   Bay   Barber   Shop,   Carrall  street.  Union Barber Shop, Carrall street.  o; K. Barber Shop, Hasting* street,  east.'  Army and Navy (Oscar BeyiUindt)���  G.ranvllle street, undwr Trorey's,  J. H. Stevens, Mount (Pleasant.  UNION BAKERIES.  iW. D. Mulr, Mount Pleasant.  IW. Murray, Prior street.  Montreal Bakery,  Westminster avenue. ''  F. Adams, Scotch'Bakery, Hastings  street.  IW. D. Kent, BS Cordova street.  - jr. pben,' Hastings street.  Mlnchen Oo.,. Granville street,  IBarnwell Bros.', Granville street.  I_argen & Tupper, Granville stre��t.  P. O. BOX 296.  'PHONE 17��.  ���   W, J. McMNLLAN & Co.,  i  Wholesale Agents fob   ���  TUCKET.CIGAR CO. UNION LABEL CIGARS |  Brandni ,  MONOGRAM, MAR.GUERITA, BOUQUET,  OUK SPECIAL, EL JUSTILLO,,  EL CONDOR, -      SARANTIZADOS, SCHILLER,  Corner Alexander Streot and Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  BUSINESS  demands a large number of our gradu  ates in March. A eourse takes 6 or 7  months, so you should begin NOW, or  we .will be short. We are running  short .now! We can 'place between 76  and ICO Iboys every yeuir. To-day we  haive none. No difficulty to place all  the girls you send us. Ttemenvber we  .keep them till they are .in a situation.  The H.m. Vogel Commercial College  P. O. Box 347. Arancouver, B. C.  Hardie & Thompson  Murine and General ��� '.-�����-������  Consulting Mcelianieal Engineers  520 CORDOVA St. W., Vancctvkk, B. C. Tel. 70  Patentee's and designers of the Hardie-  Thompson water tube boiler, new hiph  speed roversiw. engines, and special  machinery in light tedious for mines.  PRorELiKKS Desioned. .Enoinis Indicated and  ADJUSTED.  Sole agentB in B. C. and N. W. Territories lor  the United Flexible Jlelalllc Tubing Co., Ltd  London, Eng.,  Telephone 65T.  Western Cartage Co  AV. A. McDonald  Trucks, Drays and Express  Wagons for all  Purposes.  ORDERS TAKEN FOR WOOD AND COAL  Office: 314 Cambie Street.  TEL. 346.  Pour Cents  a [sound  ���Is our charge for family washing. It  puts a flrst-clasu laundry within tho  rcacb ot every household in Vancouver.  It is CHEAPER than doing the work  at home, and all tho trouble and worry  ifi f_UVG(l*  FOUK CENTS A TOUMD covers all  ordinary family washing. All goods  tbat will go through the mangle aro sent  home ready for use���al] others ready for  ironing; OK, if you wish us to do the  ironing our charge for this Ib proportionately low.  PEOIMEER  Steam Laundry  Phone 346. 910 - 914 Richards St  white labor only.  ^7^:7:iP-A^.i.inlc:;  and  Alexandria Lager  Is a pure, wholesome beverage,  iind contains no harmful ingredients.     It is  lughIy���recom-   mended as a tonic lor weak and   debilitated people.  Doering & Marstrand  TELEPHONE 429.  i m nn  From Their Nanalmo, boutbfleld and  Protection Island Collieries,    <���  Steam, &as and  Mouse Coal  Of the Following Grades:  Double Screened Lump.  Run of tbe Mine,  WaihedNutaod ,  Bontanlna*.  SAMUEL M. ROBINS, Superintendent.  EVAN8, COLEMAN A EVANS, AjenU,  Vancouver City, B. 0.  SOO  PACIFSC  LINE  World's  Scenic  Route  LOWEST RATES.  BEST SERVICE.  To all points in Canada and the United States. ;  THE FASTE8T AND BEST EQUIPPED TBAIH  CROSSING THE CONTINENT. ^ ,  SAILINGS FOE JAFAH AND CHINA.   - '  ,  Empress of China July Sua  Empress of India July 29tl��  Empress ol Japan Junel7tb.  and every four weeks thereafter.        ��� '  SAILING FOR HONOLULU AND AVSTBALU.  Jfoana May 31st.  Miowera :...Juno28Ui.  Aorangi .'.July 26tli  and every four weeks thereafter. ,*  For further particulars as to time rates et&.  apply to , .  E. J. COYLE, JAMES SCLATEB,  A.G.P.A. . Ticket Agent,  Vancouver, B. C. 428 Hastings St.,  Vancouver, B. O.  THERE IS  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  1. (.[ lei ��i. ft  ��TD.  Cor. CarraU and Hastings  -  Streets.   "  ' fc    ,. *'     V '* * f 1. ���'  ;        -7  !i   --.; THE INDEPENDENT.  BATORDAY..,.. AUG. 31, 1901'  SALMAGUM.  ON LABOR DAY.  Gome from lai'lorics utul furms  On Labor day,  And put on your coat of arms  On Labor Day.  Kilt and Bird so neat uml line,  Like trim miIiIIltm lull iu line,  Let jour highest honors shine  On Labor day.  On tho Btroet like ancient knight*  Oil Lalior day.  Show tlint you are for your rights  On Labor day.  Signify your grit and sand,  Bwlng a cano In your right linnd  While you inarch behind the biunl  On Labor day.  'Show thai unity Is strength  On Labor day.  That will stun the innii ol wealth  On Labor day.  Wind, put ou your broadest smiles,  They will come from many miles  To parade the streets ot Nilcs  On Labor day.  ���Youngstowu Laborite.  Jinny Ladies are now "wearing socks, just tho  Banic kind the men are wearing. Thoy buy  them at the haberdasheries und use men's  garters to keep them in place. We do not hesitate to say that if women dress to please the  men, us it is bald they do, this sock fad i*- a  xnlstake.  A copy ol a curious newspaper has been  luuud in the French national archives. It is  .tinted January 4. IRIS, and is called L'Alheiicu  ��lct Jlunics. The articles are evidently written  by women, and the object of the paper seems lo  bean attempt to place women on uu equal  footing with men. The feminine pioneers of  11808 were evidently nearly n hundred ycni-  ahend of their times. La Fronde, the Parisian  newspaper primed und published by women, is.  now in its third year, anil uppetirs to be successful, while only one copy of L'Alhencc des  Dames is to he found.  Jlcn Who Shouldn't Marry.  W. llux. O'ltell thinks, on llie w hole, that the  literary man uud the in list ought not tomniry  "1 have come across hundreds of cases," he  biiys, "where uriisls uud literary olfoils ha.c  been cheeked, and sometimes killed outright  by the petty can's and worries of domestic life  The brain worker is easily irked und tormented by the most trivial things. He is iirl  table and most sensitiie. 3 have known liter  ary men to put right off their work for duys  (.imply because devoted women came into their  studies, und after giving them an cncourngln:  ki6S, curried oti their pens to make out thcir  -washing list."  A little vinegar kept boiling on the stove  ���while cooking cabbage, onions or cauliflower  will prevent much ol the odor from these  ���vegetables escaping through the house.  Because gelatine, onions and milk arc notable  scavengers of the air, thoy should never be left  uncovered.  Auts on peonies and roses do not harm them  The real source of injury is an aphis which  deposits ii sweet, sticky substance on the  plant This nttracts the auts, and they oltcn  attack the aphides and kill them in order lo  get ut the iluid which they store in thcir  bodies. As a consequence, the ants arc a real  " protection to tlie plants.  ^hc weather man is not so bad���his frilling  ways he stops  To send a drizzling rain which save our ,bull  grounds aud the crops.  The Head Waiter ���That Humane Society  woman made a big fuss about her coffee being  too hot.  ,>Vait<>r No. 7���Yes; she claims it scalded a lly  Unit got inio It���Harpers.  Cinders���II yer don't own an automobile why  do yer want de hoks to be extinct ?  Tender Tim���Oh, I'm ulludin' to de saw-boss.  ���Chicugo Kows.  " What did JIame say when her lather gave  licrthat new gold watch V" asked one gladsome girl.  "Oh, tho snmc thing that she always says.  She remarked lhat bhe was having a perfectly  lovely time."  Trolley Car Conductor���Say 1 this nickel Is no  good.  Mr. Undseut���Well, never mind; give it to the  tompany."  Westervclt���I see you got a good price for  your last picture. What aru you going to paint  next ?  Van Dyke���My nose.���Illooklyu Eagle.  -I  Mr. Staylatc���Ves, while the hot weather  lasts I sit up half the night.  Miss Hangs (wearily)���And do you sit up the  other half too ?  SKATES.  Tommy lies within lilB bed  Sleepless, hot, disgusted.  Empty is his little sled,  And his skates are rusted.  ���Philadelphia Record.  Tommy's papa lies in bed,  Ills skate isn't rusted;  Thinks his throbbing, aching head  Buroly must be busted.  ���Sm Francisco Bulletin.  Tommy's mamma tears hath shed  Because he can't bo trusted  To watch the kid and the bread  While dad's skate she 'Justed.  "In this sentence wo read that ���Thonwi  strikes Henry,'" said the teacher. " Now,  what is the object of Hie word 'slrlko V "   ���  " Shorter hours and higher wages," replied  the future unionist at the head of the grammar  Olua,  Out of Hate.  Arriving in Vancouver from ChllliwRCk lor  (Ihe first time, tho rancher wo read about tried  to post a letter ln the fire alarm box,  Approaching a policeman, the jay said he  W* "green," and always fooled himself by  turning the clock ahead so as never to be late  for tha train.  " You are behind, the times," said the cop  " The .way ranchers fool themselves ln this  Jter* town these days is to buy the daily pa  pers to Iind out the news, and the trains are  never on time."  " rm goin' home."  The toughest thing in trade In Vancouver���  Butcher shops and leather stores.  Ho Thought It Was Coming. >  II happened that he had never been on board  a bout, but he hud un aching longing to ride  the bounding billows; llu sailed ou board a  whaler and was leaning over the stern rail,  making a minute examination of the I'nclllc  ocean, when the cupluln sliiiulcil:  "Heave up that anchor!"  The landlubber just then saw something  Interesting in the depths.  "Hey, there I Aro you going to heave up  that anchor?" angrily demanded the captain.  "I think 1 am, sir," replied the now one,  clutching his vest convulsively; "1 think it's  coming up now, sir."  " Let's piny opera," said small Harry to his  -t-ycnr-old sister.   " I'll lie the slur."  "All rlglil," replied the little miss, "and I'll  be the moon."  The car ill which a little l-ycar-old tot was  travelling was purtly demolished in a wreck,  and, noticing tliu alarm of Ihu pnssongcrs, she  turned to her mother and said, " Mamma, are  we.all killed?"  " Mamma," snid S-year-old Freddie, looking  up from his story book, "what does this story  menu about n great-grandmotherY Ain't all  granilmotheis great ?":  A onc-nrmed English grave-digger has a  record ol a thousand corpses laid away. That  other arm ought to be put iu a sling. Such a  man is too much like u living encouragement  to death.  The maid wus shumpoolng littlo Dorothj's  hair.  ������ Dorothy, where does your mamma get  her hnir shampooed ?"  " ileuerully at home."       '  "And what does she riour.cn she doesn't  lime itshumpooed ut home?"  1 Oh, she sends it to the cleaner's."���Chicago  >"oi\s.  Convalescents need Eisen Port���'-'the  builder up of the weak"���50c bottle.  Gold Seal Liquor Co., 7-Hi Pender street.  Telephone 1���2���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace livery  Stables.  SUPPORT YOUR PAPER.  AVere it not tor the labor press the  labor movement would not 'be what it  Is Ito-day, and any man who tries to injure a labor paper is a traitoii to the  cause, H you don'.t agree with the  the paper, say so in a. manly way,  but don't go round throwing insinuations. Perhaps you are .wrong and the  ���paper is right. If the paper has made  a mistake you can depend upon it that  a correction will cheerfully be printed.  Corporations will give ithelr organs loyal support, and it labor is to be  successful in scouring justice, labor papei s must be supported.���American Fe-  deraitionist.  Gold Seal Canadian Rye is Seagram's  Grand Old Rye. Only, 50c bottle. Gold  Seal Liquor Company.  Try a bottle of Eisen Port, tlio sunshine of California, SOc bottle, at Gold  Seal Liquor Co., 740 Pender street.  The Mint  Is    the   iiew    saloon   at   tho   corner  of Carrall and Hastings streets.   Case  goods are the best, and the prices 0. K.  Seattle Rainier beer', 5 cents.  Drink Red Cross Bcoi', tlle beer that's  Sure, 75c pints, $1.50 doz. quarts. ( Gold  peal Liquor Co., 740 Pender street.  Now", gentlemen, hero is the shop to  get your hair cut to suit you: Corner  Cambie and Cordova.   C. Ellis.  WOMEN AS INVENTORS.  Some of the most valuable as wall  as important Inventions liave been pa-  tented'by women, among which may be  numbered the first cook stove, a per-  mutuition lock .having three thousand  different combinations, a machine for  making screws  (Invented .by a    little  girl which revolutionized the Industry,  and the valuable Burden process of  making horse shoes, which resulted in  a saving over the old process of many  millions of dollars per year. The Irst  patent to a woman was granted in  1S0S, and since then the number has Increased to many thousands.' These  facts are interesting, not only because  Indicating the rapid and almost marvellous gtowtli o�� women's intellect, but  also from tlie fact that the Inventive  genius of woman invades llelds ln  which one ra-ould scarcely credit her  with any interest, much less knowledge.  Wc are not surprised that a .hat-pin, a  glove-fastener, etc. should be invented  by women, but when we learn Uuit  such Inventions as telescopes, making  marble from limestone, and dams and  reservoirs are evolved, people began to  be interested. In Canada women are  becoming interested in inventions, as  is evidenced by .the large number of  women applicants seeking patents  through Messrs. Marlon & Marion,  Montreal.  Flint's Dyspepsia Tablets are guaranteed to restore failing appetite and  oorrecr. any kind of stomach trouble.  SO c. box. McDowell, Atkins, Watson  Co.    ,  STRIKES AND ARBITRATION  It is estimated that the strike of the  American steehvorkcrs lias already  caused a loss of $5,120,000 to tlie companies and of $3,800,000 in wages that  would have been earned by the men  Should it go on and increase in magnitude, as seems likely, the steel industry  of thu United States may receive a se-  veru check. We sometimes hoar it said  tH.tt in the fierce international competition which is now in progress Great  llritain suffers from the control of the  trades unions. It would bo fairer to  sny that sho suffers from the conllicl,  without laying all thu blame on one  side. When trades unions arc accused  of tyrannical interference with thu affairs of employers it is necessary to go  buck to the timo when these unions had  little or no power and employers were  left free to deal with individual workmen. This, of course, gave them enormous power, and it cannot be said that  the power was used with equity. We  hear, too, of employers who to-day treat  their men witli generosity and arc willing to do more: than the unions stipulate  for. if all employers had adopted these  methods it is possible that tho unions  would not have come".into existence.  But it is not found in this or any other  business that it is safe to trust to the  benevolent instincts. The trades unions  are simply the results of an attempt to  place the men in a position to treat witli  their employers on equal terms. The  disadvantages are such as are inseparable from conflict of any kind. If civilized nations cannot manage tlieir relations without spending enormous sums  of money onjarmies and fleets, with continual peril and bloodshed, it is not surprising that the vastly more complicated  and constant relations of employers  and employed should be attended with  friction, loss and occasional violence.  The workingman is fighting for the  means of life. The employer is lighting  for iiis position in the industrial world.  It cannot be expected that either side  will throw away its weapons and means  of defence, leaving itself at the mercy of  the other. Tiie only effective remedy is  the substitution of law for force. It lias  been proposed that conciliation or arbitration should be resorted to as a means  of preventing war between nations.  The dillicnlty is to find a tribunal which  the parties will accept, and which has  the power to enforce its judgments.  But in the case of an-industrial war,  carried on within the bounds of a single  nation there is no difficulty in creating  the tribunal, aud tlie experience of New  Zealand shows that there is little diili-  culty in the enforcement of decisions.  There appears to be special justification for governmental intervention in  the case of a strike of railway employees  such as that of the C. P. R. trackmen.  Tlie railway company obtains special  privileges, from the country on condition of rendering a special service. Tlie  people depend upon that service and  arrange their business by reference to its  rates and time tables. They have a  right to demand that there shall be no  needless disturbance. They have a right  to say that their business sliall not be  delayed while the company and the men  settle some question of wages or time or  tho recognition of a union. Must the  COlnpaily, then, in order to serve the  public comply with any demand Unit  the men may choose to make? That is  a fair question. Tho only answer to it  is that railway companies and men together should be brought under the domain of law. The public service should  go on uninterruptedly, while employers'  and employees settle tlieir disputes before an impartial tribunal. There is  nothing unfair or tyrannical in_subjecting the railway business to this condition. If a strike takes place in a business in which competition is possible,  the people can supply their wants in  some way outside of the field of conflict.  But they cannot build a new railway,  nor go-back_to_wagon_ roads._The_ impairment of the railway system deranges  the whole system of commerce. When  the state grants this monopoly it is only  fair that it should reserve, among other  powers, thai of insisting that tho working of the railway shall not be delayed  or impaired by strikes, and that it should  provide machinery for the settlement of  disputes. Such an arrangement would  benefit the companies, the men and the  general public.���Toronto Globe.  NEW USE FOK OLD HORSESHOES  Alfred Young ds not a beliavor dn the  luck proverbially attached to u horseshoe. Willie loading a ship with a  whole cargo of thorn ait the Albert  dooks he fell 30 teat. He recdvered  $230 damages from the stevedore.  '"Wdiat are these old horaesfhoes for?"  tihe Bow county Judge wantdd to lonow.  "For China," replied counsel. "They  go out as horseshoes and come back  as spades to compete wdth, our own  soods." *~  "It seems remairicalble," ohsenved his  honor in a .tone of aumpirlse.  "Well, the Chinese are remaitoible  peolple," was the rejoinder.  Evidently the "yellow peril" Is nearer than ,we ifchougftt whiem the Chinese  mainuflacttUTB our apades.���LorHaa Ex-  press.  GOMPERS ON HIGH DUBS.  Among 'the many good things that  Mils'distinguished trades unionist said'  in his report to the last convention  of the American Federation of Labor  was .tlie following:  "Every national-,* .International and  local ainion should maike .provision for  the payment of sufficient weekly or  monthly dues, preferably -weekly, so  that lis treasury may sustain its members In case of strikes and lockouts;  pay death ibencllts, out-of-work bene-  disability benefits, out-of-work benellts for the unemployed members, and  such other benellts as may specially  apply to the trade or calling. It is nn  incontestable fact 'that those unions  which have established these features  ilitwa grown most steadily and have  suffered least fi'om 'losses In membership.  "During the present Industrial era it  is not difficult to organize and to extend organization; but with the periodically recurring eras.of Industrial crisis,- stagnation and panics, ithe maintenance of numerical strength should  cause us concern. Apart from the benefits referred to being of such necessaryvalue .to the members of our respective trades lunlons, and the ad-  ���vantages which come with permanent  membership in .the organizations, there  is no process thus far 'been' demonstrated which will so effectually prevent the loss of membership during  dull periods as ithe 'payment of high  dues in the unions, the .building wp of  large treasuries to be held by the organizations 'themselves, available for  the protection of tlie members in all  casualties -which may befall them. Besides, 'the benellts .to which the members aie entitled convince them that  their interests are furthered by remaining members, while at ithe same  time itlicir continued membership and  unity are a check to .the tendency, during such periods, to force reduction in  wages and other obnoxious conditions.  "This question of high dues, large  treasuries in the unions and benefits to  the members, is one whlcli, although  it has made considerable progress, is  not generally understood or introduced; 'and it is, therefore, urged upon all  organized labor to take 'this matter under advisement In order to make provisions along the lines indicated. There  is no one factor as largely contributory  .to the .progress and advancement .of  ithe labor movement, .the protection  and promotion of .the interests of ihe  workers, land the Inculcation of ihe  principles of .fraternal unity as these  features in the .trade union movement."  Prof. Geo. Walsh, leader of the popular orchestra of the Savoy, presented,  as a token of esteem, a very unique  birthday present to Lue Vernon, the  well-known author of this city. Lue, no  doubt, will now pore over Dumas'  Three Guardsmen to his heart's content.  If you want a really good ryo whisky  at a low price, our 50c rye is it. Gold  Seal Liquor Company, 746 Pender street.  for  Tbe  [independent  $1.25 a Year.  PATRONIZE UNION CLERKS.  All members ol Ibe R. C, I. P. A. con sbow Ibis card.  Aik tor II when miking your purchases.  CNDORaCD OV TMC A    T. OT L.  ONC'THIIIO ACTUAL SIZE.  COLOR IS CHANCED EACH QUARTER.  Good only during montliB nnmod on rifrht  hand coroor nnd whon prorr-rly uiimpd ana  STAMl'ED with tlio number of tlio Locul. *  For iho next 30 dnys you enn get a suit at  your own prlco at  THE   'ACME  To Inlroduco our now system nf tailoring before our Fall Stock nrrlvcs.  21 Georgia St. C L. Holland, Cutter.  Old Books  Wanted  -AT-  GALLOWAYS..  BOOK EXCHANGE,  V      .     Among this lot nre somo Clevelands, Tribunes and Columbias.  ^ All are in good condition,  a  few aro almost new.   Very low ^~  A prices to clear them out. v A -  % Will* RALPH, 126 Hastings St. |  ��� SOLE AGENT ���"  ��     CLEVELAND AND TRIBUNE BICYLES.     T  ������������������#���������������������������������������������������������  '14 Arcade  McLennan?  McFeely & Co*  ���WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL DEALERS  IN  mm+1 Hardware  ���MAIL  ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT ATOBNTTION.  KELLY, DOUGLAS ��> CO.  WHOLESALE GROCERS,  Cordova and .Water Streets,   -   Vancouver, B. C.  UJ5P Headquarters for  Domestic and im-  Jjorted Ctyars and Smoking Sundries.  Is now on.   All goods at Half Prico for  ONE WEEK.  R. MILLS,  10 Cordova St  |0ur Trunk Store is a Sight.  A lull cnrloiul of trunks nnd traveling requisites havo just been opened and put  | on display.   And a flue display it mokes of the following goods-all absolutely now.  Trunks, all kinds. Suit Cases, Hat Cases, Telescope Cases, Kit Bags, Gladstone Bags,  | Club Bags, Surgical Bags, Brief Bags, Ladies' Reticules, Carry-Alls, Collar and Cuff Boxes,  I Letter Cases, Basket Trunks, Solid Letter Trunks, Toy Trunks, Lunch Cases, Address Tags,  j Shoulder Straps, Baggage Straps, Rug Straps, Etc.  JOHNSTON, KERFOOT ��> CO.  104 and 106 Cordova-Street.  Trunk Store 127 Hastings St., 0|>|_. Wm. Ralph's.  ���������������"������*^  Snorting Ooocfe!  TENNIS, CRICKET, CROQUET,  HAMMOCKS, FISHING TACKLE,  BASEBALL, LACROSSE,  BOXING GLOVES  AND PUNCHING BAGS, ETC.  E.  521   Hastings.'  9 Street.  LABOH DAY  AT VSCTORSA���SEPT-2^  the patronage of His Worship the Mayor and Board of Aldermen-  of Victoria, the  Vancouver Trades  and Labor  Council  and   the  Under  of the city/  Kanaimo Trades and Labor Council.  Big Trades Procession  In the forenoon, in which  the combined labor  forces of Vancouver, Xai-nimo-'  Victoria,   South Wellington  and   Extension  wili  take  part.     Liberal prize  offered for IloatB. (  Sports and Games.  At 1.80 p. m.    ft  very  loiifjthy  programmo ot Athletic Sports will comv  mence, at Caledonia l'ark, including  Baseball   Match���Nanaimo vs. Victoria-  Races for Men. Races for Boys.  Races for Women. �� Races for. Girls..'  Social Races for Union Men..  ti)F (SEE PBOORAMME I'OU FAimCTILARSO  MASS MEETONG IN THE BVININO-  At which the following gentlemen will deliver addressees: Mayor Hajr  ward; G. R. Maxwell, M. P.; H.Dallas Helmeken, M. P. P.; Ralph Smitb-  M. P.; Bev. B. S. Rowe; Robt. Macpherson, ex��M. P. P��, and others.  The Fifth Regiment and City Bands will furnish music during the day.  JOHN LOGG, J_i.D..M��N!VEN,  Chairman Committee. Secretaiy Committee..  fi/ -  *m.i!*aMil1MkH KIBrl

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