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 ijiA^^ai^^ &,iA  M. A.A-4,-"/  h  i  The oldest and largest International company In the world.  . Supervised by $1 governments.  ffred Cockbura ��� District Mgr.  Vuat Block; Vancouver.  B. C. rtiitMitbiu juvi  SAVINGS CO.  Authorized Capital   -   110,000.000  Subscribed Capllul   -   -    l.oun.OOQ  Asiolaover    ....      3IX1.00O  Head Oflice K!l Cauiblo Street, Van'  couver, 11. C.  VOL. 3.  VANCOUVER, B. G.; SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1901.  NO. 21  0. P. I. STRIKE. -  * - *   -  One of the local committee spoke as  follows: "The strike will be Vwon In  - the course of a few days. Organized  labor on the C. P. R. cannot fail in its  -taetaiairulB. = Injure one organiaalMon and  sou will injure all. Bitter experience  fcao taught nien a. great deal, and be-  " Bides, tihe capitalists will have to learn  JMiat to treat men well and pay them  weir will Increase the dlvidlends. Tes,  tiie' crisis has come, ithe company litis  fflaoovered that ���our work, is of more  -Importance than it thought; There are  many old hands, however, who do not  stiquli-e to go back, as they have got  ftettcr Jobs; but laJll or nearly all will  ea back Without prejudice, when, the  iproper time comes. I always told you  ��� ahot we would get .what we wonted; a  tittle friction like this Will make both  Hides respect each other better in the  Cnture; we will be In ia new position;  always before the company as an. or-  canlzed body, and a great many of us  Will not suffer abuse as ln the past at  (tfce hands of subordinate bosses unknown to the Wglier offlc'lals, but will  -rectify anything like that. The 'scabs'  wre disappearing already like snow on  A' mountain side; they are seeing that  they .���will have to quit.and they are  sneaking away now. I saw one watchman dressed in Idh'alki to disguise himself. Every one 'knows him and he is  no ashamed of his old Job that he demies it, "Many of the scabs will flock  Into Vancouver. Our gates (will be sub-  otatial.   Flirat, our union will be recog-  ' oteed; second, our wages will- be substantially increased, and, third; we will  :Jse respected ias an orderly class,of em;  g-foyece. That is pretty good. "VVe are  ��n��t greedy; we only want Justice. No  employee wants to Injure the company;  ������;'������ to do bo. would be doing ,'himself harm.  IWe ore always ready to prdtect the  _ company and give an honest day's  Itotic for an honest day's pay. The  Strike will soon be a thing of the  past and all will Ibe serene again.  ���X-'The,action the .other Jbrotherhoods  ' tiave taken Will precipitate" a settle-  wiwi't.^ Delegates from' these brotherhoods are now in Modtreal and some  en route.  Those from the Pacific di-  ' aytaion harve reached ^Montreal and tlhe  fcnperative orders issued are to the effect, that an Immediate settlement of  _  the strike be made favorable to*the  ��nen." The delegates are Instructed  ��hai so far as the Paclllc division is  concerned that it Is the only settlement  Jb'at will be accepted. Thus is the  ^unanimous sentiment all aver the road.  'TISie strike'in all likelihood, will be over  ��n or about the 22nd inst."  The striking traokmen on the Kootenay brandhes. including the Rossland  ���branch, will remain, true to their col  ions, statements to' Che contrary not  atrtthstanding. The men on the Green-'  ' -wood, Siocan and Natousp branches are  somewhat wrothy over the false rumor that 'they are liable to go back  -* ��ora their comrades. One said: "It may  tie, true that I Willi -work for a small  "_a*tttaiice;-but that don't say I would  ' act the tradtor for a few pieces of sil-  ,,. after."   '  Some of the "scabs" here wanited  their tools fixed by the union blaok-  OTdths, who refused' point "blank to accommodate them. There was the .dickens to pay for awhile ���with the:C. P.  ���*H.= boss,--but-flnally_t__e_scabs__took  termination _ to stamd flr^nly, . by the  .central ��� committee at * Montreal ...until  a settlement of the strike Is effected.  In another coiimiunioatilon Mr. Wilkinson is thanked; foj the work he Is doing on behalf of the strikers.  At a tremendous mass meeting in  Winn'ipcjs, presided aver by the mayor,  Mr. A. W.Puttee, fit."P., was the prin-  'clpial speaker. Referring to Mr. J. T.  "Wilson, president of th�� B. R. T. of  A., he sold that he was the specrallsrt:  required to look;Into any agreement  wihlch might be sutomfitted to the men,  ias otherwise, the men themselves being ignorant ot siufti matters might by  'tlieir Innocence be drawn into signing an agreement, the meanllnig of  which on the face of it would be different, from .what the company intended, it to mean. Mr. Puttee said the  strike had been well conducted and  he;'. hoped thbt the men would not be  led into- making reprisals against the  company. The company, he said, were  arresting strikers on every' possible  'Pretence, and cited the case/of two  sectionihen who took a haind car out  of the shed to post a letter at the  ipost olllce some miles distant, and Who  were now serving one niontih,. being  convicted of theft for Daking .this car  out.,. He.was very, much Interested.In  the case ofthe committee at Montreal,  and he thought thlalt the word "traitor"  as applied to a man,wiho was bribed  "wllth- the offer of a position as roadmaster,' 'Was a most reasonably anoderit-and  expressive one. He added that the  laws of Canada, when they are not  agreeable to the C. ��� P. R., were not  .oarrleKD'out, citing in��� support' of ''his  contention the open violation of the  amendment ito the Alien Lahor law  which .prevented the importation of  anen from: the United Sta_f*es underjCon:  tract, whilst the government were  oiware that the company were breaJk-  Jng ithls Uw as well as' were the im:  migration ibureau.'He stalted that the  raiilway company hlad deliberately falsified news; Instamjctag.-'a : telegram  from Rat Portage*, which, he said, had  ibeen revise^' and" he~p'resuM_edl redlc1  tated when it arrived 'here, and this  lie characterized as a crime against the  ipeople. He' then went Hnto Vhe matter  of compulsory arbdtratton,. during > the  ���dlsoussion of which question he stated  that if the trackmen Hailed'to get re  cognition', by next year every .section  foreman would Waive aligned an. agree  ment thht'he ��ould not Jotn any or-  ganiaatlon. The company hadi never  vvaged such a. war as. they had during  the lost few months! The company  lhaa<detca-mlned to -win, by fair;means  or'foul, and there was no doubt that  they'.hflAi used most ofthe latter. He  agreed with a previous speaker in his  remark 'that .'the men were not given a  ifoiir hearting because they were always  being pult under.new 'bosses. The only  -recommendation jthe' railway ofllclal  'had -was his record, and' his recorJ  meant his ability to out down ex-  penses,. which was the sum and substance of successful radlrouidrng, an'd  so being shifted about as they were  they became strong enemies of labor.  It would be a iblieknBirk to these of-  lltflnlsif they were compelled this year  to recognize the traokmien. The dividends tlhe company were earning were  going all, aver the "world, and it was  therefore their record that the officials  had to look after,' audi, for. that reason  he. never: wasted -words in censuring  away their baittered implements In the  s condition as they ���were.  -g On-Moriday, six- care-rone of luinlber  "iiua'ave'of  cattle���were ideralled" at  -Waiah, N. \V. T��� going into the ditch  -i and'killing" some 2), head   of da'ttle.  Cause,  bad tradk.  ���i   .- .  * ���' .t,"'   * ' ','   >.  ' Tbe big'trestle bridge on the Nakusp  branch was tournedi ithls week. The  company cannot get men In the Kootenay.  The scabs nt St. Johns, N. B��� struak  an August 3rd for *2 a day. The C.  V. K. i�� In a box In 'this part of the  country. '  Ed. Austin, J. Herdhmer and Jack  Iddner left Kamloops for Montreal  Monday night to attend the conference  ot the Railroad Brotherhoods' Protective "Board1. They represent the B. IV  "3Et.';"0."R. C. and B."'I_:' F."respectively.  /-'��a*ilwman* D. "Wilkinson, of'ttie'-To-  'ironto committee of .the striking track-  -jeenen, Is ln receipt'of a "resolution. BiBn-  :-y.e& by 26 tradkmen and, 18 foremen ..put  J:oa otrtke on ' the" Canbdlan PoWflc  ���t BaUwnysbetw-Jen Ha_vek>c*t and Tofon-  ";*ol in whicli the men refafftmi their deV  #    ?        ..   .   .     ^,-  ������$j^t^&^%y����,J%-  officials. Tlie C* P. R. had now-attain  ed sudh power .that the onlly way to  rule dt would be through the Canadian  government, and lt will not 1>e lone  before the. question -at election time  will 'be "What are you going to do  with tlie C.'P. R,?", Oleferrllng to "tlie  matter of private ownership of tele  graphs, he fialld''that.the people were  not going ito see their news poisoned  by private and .Interested parties.  "The'blue''inlai'k oni the telegraph des  ipatch now means.", ..said Mr. Puttee, "C. 'P. R. ' telegra'iph, not true."  Sir. ^PuWee then read an agreement  Hlgnedi iby a number of .'men .wiho have  gone to work for ithe C. P. ��� II. wherein  they offer to worlk for J1.26 per day  for three months and ipay out of the  name their 'board, transportation to  and from and other charges, and'also  agreed Ithat from tlhe thne of signing  they were to be a't the service of ��� the  company and ipreipared to besemt out.  although'pay would ���not commence.unit!! they were on duty. -He thougitvt It  should bi made a punfteflialble ofTencc  to iiut on ogreement,of that nature be  fore men who did wot umferetand what  they, nsiere^signing: and when they had  them'out'>T_at __aM>.them''to It.5'  CONSTITUTIONAL RIOHT.  A petition from -the Trades and labor organizations of British Columbia  should he presented to the Duke of  Cornwall and.Yonk, upon the occasion  of his visit to this provilnce, dealing  with the subject of Japanese Immigration. ��� The -right of the British subject  to petition the sovereign for the re-  dTess oi grievances Is a fundamental  ���principle of the BrlU_fli Constitution.  The immigration or Japanese Is a  grievance to the white wage-workers  "of "British ColumMa. The Imperial  government's attitude on the subject  has anode it an imperial question, and  consequently it ds fit and proper that  a petition from 'those most concerned  should,ibe.presented to the king's direct* representative and heir apparent  setting' forth their 'side of the ease.  A leading English statesman, in the  course of a speech dealing with the  South African* War amd imperialism,  at a 'banquet in (London 'the other day,  miade.use of .this expression: "What Is  the use of an Empire if It does not  breed and! maintain, in the truest and  fullest 'sense of the word, an imperial  race? What Is the .use of tanking about  re, it here, at Its very centre,  there Us always |tb be found a mass  of .people sltunted In educaltion, a prey  to intemperance, and huddled and congested beyond: ithe possibility of realizing in any true sense either social or  domestic life?" Thes words, though  addressed ito a London audience, and  halving speolal reference to conditions  in thait dity, aire applicable to conditions being brought -albout in British  Columbia by 'the immigration of Chinese and1 Japanese. British Columbians are members of the empire.  They _. Hand ready to light the empire's  battles. Elrom the ranlks> of the lyhite  wage workers of ,thls province will  come the men to -do the fighting, if  necessity anise. They then have Just  cause Ito petition against the contlnu-  anceof the influx cf Japanese. If this  petition Is to be presented the matter  wlll"rhave"to%be'toIken.' In~hand"by the  trades andi labor organizations alt once.  A dilaft of the petition must he in the  hands of the governor-general's secretary at the icitadell, Quebec, by the 1st  of September for bipprovaa.  The petition can be presented either  at Vancouver or Victoria. It would  have to toe carefully worded, special  care being exercised to avoid offensii e  reference to the Japanese. But such  a petition would Ibe entirely in order,  and would senve to arouse an Interest  in the 'Japanese immigration question  where It Is most needed; If the trades  and labor organizations deoide to act  upon this suggestion^ a draft of the  petition should be made at once, and  copies struck oft and placed in the  hands of every trades union secretary  in the province to secure the signatures of all: memlbers of their respective organizations. There is plenty of  time to do this thing, and to do It  properly, If the otnaitter be taken hold  of promptly and energetically. "Whilst  a draft of the address has to be In  the hands of 'Hie governor-general's  secretary, with particulars as to where  it Is to toe presented, and toy whom,  by September 1st, the work of securing  signatures can 'be prosecuted right up  to the 'time of the Duke's arrival in  British Columbia, As a matter or fact  on energetic secretary could! poll his  union<ln a few days, so ,tha* there need  be no worry about lack of time in  which to get'up a thoroughly representative, petition.���Inland   Sentinel.  SHINGLE  WEAVERS ORGANIZE,  f  There was Tecently perfected at, a  meting held in Sedro-WooMey, Wash.,  an organization that bids fallr to become very far-reaching ln good results.  The shingle weavers of the Sound  country have been brought to see the  benefits of organization by the success  of their employers In thait direction.  They, have concluded to" organize for  protection against the shingle manufacturers' combine. At the meeting  referred to there were delegates present) from Woolley, Arlington, Machdas,  Snohomish, Pairhaven and Evcratt.  The organisation formed' was named  the Puget Sound Shingle Weaivers'  Grand Council. The punposes of the  organisation are. to unite all local  unions in one common oounoll, to main-  *ain a uraftH-ia wage ncaHe and'adopt  measures for the protection of sSX  members. The officere of the council  are: President, Joe Neal; vtce-presl-  dent,' George Comba, aecretary, A. L.  Drake; treasurer, I ver Langtand; read-  lng-clerk, Harry Stubbsj sergeant-at-  arms, Pete Bolbugla; organizer, George  Orawtord; executive committee. Dell  Woodward, Mart Harrington, H. H.  Weller, George iFletcher, C. L. Andrews. The various looal unions are  all In good condition at the present  time, and It Is hoped that the formation of the council will senve to keep  them so.  MR. SUMMERS HERE.  Among our callers this week was  Mr. Robert Summers, of San Jose, Cal.  Mr. Summers is a w-ell-'known builder  in'that .olty.'ond takes a prominent  part-In the reform movement there.  He Is also a strong prohibitionist, and  holds that iliquor is ithe greatest enemy  of 'the lalboring classes. He says that  the building trades of his section are  all thoroughly organized and- are on  good terms with the employers. Jokingly; he sold that he thought the only  way tha't 'the labor organizations there  could1 betoroke up would be to call a  meeting of : the trades unions themselves, as the employers never thought  of talking a hand in their suppression.  Referring to the imaititer of the people  owning 'the public utilities, he said the  idea In Cal Ifiairnia ivas very popular,  and 'Instanced several cases, and he  hoped to see the day when theywould  belong to the citizens. The Idea of  railroad, commissioner toeing appointed toy the legislature, when the government did not own its roads, to see  that the companies deal fairly by the  people, was no good. He did not mean  by this thait there were no honest men  in the state 'to iflll the positions, but  that '.the railway companies would see  to it every time that men were elected  to suit their interests rather than  those of the state, in the same manner  as were legislators elected by the people tout who looked after the interests  of .the t railroads 'first. Public - ownership of railways was necessary, and  by no other scheme could the people  get what was coming to them. Single  tax was a good thing and the only  fair way to raise taxes. Socialism was  growing, but "a* Whole lot of propaganda work ���must toe done before the prin-  oplle could be of any Teal practical  benefit to.the people, for, Mr. Summers  held, after all the question of prohibition was paramount to all the other  phases of the reform movement. And  this could not toe accomplished' by any  system * of licenses. High or low  licenses made practically no difference.  Mr. Summers is certainly an able and  generous minded man, and we enjoyed  the friendly chat we had with, him  very much.  MR. ROIW STATEMENT.  AMONG THE FISHERMEN.  -;.An enquirer reasonkHMy- asflos df the  provincial government Is paying the  expense of special oonstaib.es to sneak  and loaf around the town of Sterveston,  laying for a chance to trump up a  charge against some poor unfortunate  Who must work for a living. The gov-  'erniment have no (right whatever to pay  constables or;anyone else- to do nothing. The lalbor council should >toke  this matter up fonthivith.        \  In the streets at Stelveston scarcely  anyone but Japanese and Chinese may  bo.seen. A stranger arriving from the  Orient .would hardly know if he were  ���In an American town.  The Iflshermen are complaining a  ���good dead about the -way the Brunswick canneries are procuring their flsh.  No.-l-is-located at Steveston-and No.  2 at Canoe Pass. The agreement -with  itihe canners' association was to the  effect that they would accept 200 flsh  every 24 hours from each boat. These  canneries started oft the week by ac-  ,ceptlng all the (flsh the boats brought  in, but later.In the week declined to  reoeive any .flsh; at all from say any  man iwiho torought In 600 flsh on any  day before Wednesday. It will be seen  that the canneries referred to are trying ito iget the full number of flsh ln  ithe first day or two, and 'then allow  the imen to loaf around ithe balance of  the week, which fact Is causing a good  deal of dtesaitlsfac.tton. , There is no  complaint of this nature from any of  the other canneries.  ���The Nanalmo Herald of Wednesday  has the following:  Yesterday morning there .were persistent rumors on the street to the  effect that the N. V. C. Company's  mines were to close down pending a  settlement of the strike in San Francisco. This was not surprising as it  was well-known that the shipping at  that port was tied up, and as San Francisco Is the chief market for Nanaimo  coal It was naturally expected that In  time It would affect these mines.  To verify the report or' secure a "denial of it, a "Herald" representative  requested and was accorded an Interview with Mr. Robins, the resident Superintendent, who recently returned  from California.  "I am sorry," Mr. Robins replied, "I  have nothing cheering to tell you about  my visit to San ' Francisco. Matters,  as you know, are In a very bad state  down there Just now, and without our  Company having anything to do. in the  most remote way with the situation, it  Is hurting us "very badly; and I cannot  see how or when it is going to end. It  appears that the beginning of the  trouble was a strike of the teamsters  employed by a contractor who handled  shipping freight. This contractor employed union men exclusively.. Another contractor, who employed nonunion,men, wanted: to borrow some of  the men- employed by the former, and  the union men refused to work for him.  This Is the reason given out as the  cause of the trouble, but there may of  course, be other reasons not known to  the public.  ,::We ought not to have been affected  by this misunderstanding between the  contractor and his employees. We had  nothing to do with- it, and have no  power in'nny wayto help remove It.  Nearly all our. business in San Francisco '.: is tied up.' The leaders of the  strike have called out ail the men employed in discharging vessels, including  those employed on steam colliers, and  we cannot unload our steamers excepting at great - extras expense; and  much delay: The loss to this Company  will be more serious than I like to talk  about.\: It is a most awkward business,  and is' going to hurt us all here at  Nanaimo very badly, I' am afraid."  Aaked as to the prospect ot a settlement, he said: "When I left San Francisco the conciliatory stage seemed to  have, passed; and a state of bitterness  and recrimination had begun, ,-t which  doesnot promise favorably for an early  termination of the: quarrel."  "How is it likely to affect us locally?" was .the next question, to which  Mr. Robins replied substantially, as follows:���  "As soon as we have lilled our bunkers j we ��� shall have to shut down both  Protection and No. 1 Shaft until steamers resume running. We shall find it  necessary to continue to work No. 5  Shaft, wherewe are taking out the last  of the pillars before finally closing  down this mine, 'or we should probably  lose the pillars altogether. This coal  we shall have; to. stack on the ground  near No. 5 Shaft pithead.  Mv visit to San Francisco. was arranged before the teamsters' strike had  begun. The situation was getting very  serious owing to.the growing use of oil  by our old customers, which was slowly  but surely driving us out of the field.  the letter, as he already had copies  struck oft and posted at the different  pitheads., The letter Is as follows:���  Nanalmo, August 13th. 1901.  Ralph Smith, Esq., M. P., Secretary, of  the Miners' nnd Mine Laborern' Protective Association, Nanalmo.  Dear Sir,���I regret to have to Inform  you that owing to the strike of the  teamsters and others in San Francisco  , we shall be compelled to stop work as  soon as we have filled the bunkers at  No. 1 Shart and Protection. At No. 5  Shaft it is necessary to continue work;  or we would probably lose the pillars  we are now taking out. We shall stack  the coal. at No. 5 Shaft, on the ground,  so as to leave most of the bunkers free  for No. 1 Shaft. As the delayed Kteam-  ers arrive and the bunkers are emptied1  we will resume work, of:which notice  will toe given from time to time.   I am, ;t  dear sir,  Tours faithfully, '  S. M. ROBINS,  Superintendent.  SOCIETIES RE-UNION.  A re-union celebration of all the  fraternal societies of the Province will  be held ln this city on Saturday, August 24th. An elaborate programme  has been prepared. It comprises a  grand, procession in the morning. In  the afternoon field and acquatlc sports  will, be held. J. G. Ure, secretary Arcade. <  Subscribe to Thb Indhpbndbjct.  I wanted to fake stock���of the situation"  and Anally confer with our agents before taking the necessary steps to reduce the output which we could see  there was ho possibility of deferring.  The Company has staved this off as  long as it possibly could by concessions  for outside and casual business In order to keep the pulleys going, but even  this business has about come to an end  and there was nothing left for us to  do but to shorten hands all round. This  was the discouraging state of things  when I arranged to go down below.  Now we have to thank the Snn Francisco teamsters' strike for precipitating  a much more serious and totally, unexpected trouble. What wlll.be the outcome of this as affecting our business,  no one can foresee."  Mr. Robins also stated that he hod  Just finished writing a letter, to Mr. R.  Smith, Secretary of the Union, fully  explaining the position of the Company in this matter, and said that If  Mr. Smith was willing to have the.let  ter published he had no objections.  On interviewing 'Mr. Smith and requesting the letter for publication in the  "Herald,'.' he replied that,,there.could  be no possible objections to publishing  LABOR DAY AT VICTORIA.  A meeting of the General Committee;  of the Victoria Lalbor Day Celebramiori  was held in the Pioneer Hall on Tuesday eyeming, the object being to take!  up the 'reports of the rvarlous committees.  The'report of the Joint Committed  of Sports and Grounds and Parade,  wlas first dealt with. The. Committee  regretted to report that it was a little  short In prizes. iThe events number 32,  and the prizes donated do not cover  all of these. The matter was left to  a Joint meeting of the Finance Committee and Sports Committee.  The Finance Committee's report an  appropriations, made to the various  committees, was awoepted with, slighrt  alterations.  The Spealkers and Platforms Committee decided to invite His Worship  the Mayor, H. ��������� Dallas Helmeken;: M.  P. P., E. S." Howe, and Messrs; Maxwell and Smith, M. P.'fl, Mr. Haw-  thornthivalte, M. P. P., Mr; Macpherson, and the presidents of the,Nanaimo  and Vancouver Trades Councils, and  the President of the local'Trades Council, to deliver addresses. Already Rev.  E. S. Rowe and Mr. Maxwell have'accepted.  Rev.' E. S. Rowe wrote the General ,  Cormmft'tee touching upon the: advisability of holding the speech-making on  Sunday afternoon, pointing out that  such" a meeting, If held, should be  made practically a religious service.  Mr. Rowe made this suggestion in the  interests of tooth religion and the cause  of labor. The.writer said he considered it very essential to' the welfare of  the cause of labor that nothing should  be done by it officially that would tend-  to break down the sanctity of the Sabbath.  The matter of settling the time of  the meeting was discussed fully. The  delegates were divided as to the better day forholdlng the speech-making.  It was decided toy vote, and the meeting will be held in the Victoria.Theatre  on Monday evening.  A danoe will be held on Monday  evening so as to allow those .who do  not care to listen to the speech-walking, or finding other, amusement.  The matter of the mobiHsat'ion of  thej Military forces In the city oh Labor .Day was discussed, arid a Committee-was appo_r_ted-to-eeo-what-cou!3-  be done to hai\-e" the day of tlie mobilisation changed, as iti was considered  such would seriously detr.-ct from tha  events of the day. It seemed to be the  opinion ofthe delegates that the mobi-  Hsatlon of- troops on that day 'came  wjth bad grace, beoauss ,th�� day was  speolally set apart for labor men, and  tills call on the M'HUa.-i wth ^w-hlfch  many lalbor nien are connected, deprived them of, making u;e.o' the day: In  the way it was Intended.  We had the pleasure of a call from  Mr. Thos. iKclth, ex-Vi. P. P., of Nn-  nallmo, on Monday. ITe has a good  word for Vancouver, but for every ono  ihe has two for the Itiv.'k Diamond  city, and why shouldn't too? "Tom"  takes Just as decen an ������!nt'��r> -t In public  affairs as ever. He h t" worked hard  for the labor cause, an!; 1- htfd in hlgft  esteem toy all the i ii , -.��.-1 In, the  movement.  Mr. Dfbble, reprc  cllflc Baptist, or P<>  us a visit this .wee!'  that city. Mr. Dil-  hereolbouts .and his ���  pleased to see Mm.  -    the    Par  ��� -re.,  pafd  ���vurned to  , ', ���>U-knowii  ''-���*nds were  ��;����!:��  ill.  Wi0y\i'':"A'  ^.1 THE INDEPENDENT.  SATUnDAT.��.����.��.,AtTGTJST, 17, I9SI  THE INDEPENDENT.  HBO. BARTXiBT Editor  BARRY COWAN Business Manager  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   II*   HHE   INTEREST  OF  OROAiNISE-Cr .LABOR  BT  Vim INDEPENDHNT PR-vTTING COMPANY.  AT   ��_*  HCXM3SR   STREET,   VANCOU-  VER,   B.  C  SUBSCRIPTIONS IU  ADVANCE.  A week, 6 cents; month, 15 cents; three  months, 35 cents; six months, 65 cents;  one year, fl_25.  ENDORSED BY THE TRADKS AND  LABOR COUNCIL, THE VANCOUVER LABOR PARTY AND THE  BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL.  SATURDAY..........AUGUST, 17, 1901  LABOC DAY.  IA11   hail   Laibor   Day.   In  'two  more  ,     weeks the first labor Day of the new  century will toe upon us.   Preparations  for the day are now well under way.  Everything   indicates,.'{hat ft   will- be  the greatest ever observed in this pro-  vlnce,  which will  take iplaee at Victoria,  and   we   have had   some  gooS  ones.   While we ai-e planning for the  day let us dismiss from our minds the  idea that seems to be current among  the average workingman, that the day  13 for brilliant street parades and picnics, with frames and dancing.   Labor  Day signifies more than that. It should  teach every workingman the necessity  of organization.   From it he should be  shown how helpless .Is his position as  an individual in   this  great  world of  organization.   Ixi.bor   Day   should   be  a day of education.   In  the past few  years we have had occasion to speak  to a largo number of  trade unionists  on the aims and objects of the trade  union movement.   How few there are,  indeed, who really  know anything of  the basic principles of the movement.  Thle only conception, that a too great  many (who arc usually pronounced as  good and true union men) have of the  movement  Is its efforts    for    shorter  hours of   labor,  and  higher   rates  of  ���wages.   Were our principles better un  derstood   by our own  membership,  a  great many of the objections to trade  unions held .by the   public  would   be  easily  overcome.   Trade    unloii3    nre  practical organizations.   They are organizations of to-day,  advocating  the  i   practical  desires and   .wants    ��t  the  ���worMngmen    by    practical    melthods.  They do not dash  headlong into wild  .theories,  and hence are slow moving,  conservative    organizations.      This  is  where their strength lies.   This Is why  .they  have  not  'been- destroyed   long  iago.   In 'the movement will be  found  the imo^t radical and the most conservative men.   There also can 'be found  ithe ���compromisers -who stand between  .the two extremes.     With   these elements  on hand a  happy   medium   is  usually- reached'.   The desires of none  are defeated.   The radicals arc pulling  iub out of the '"rut,"   which,    without  Miem, ive .would be inclined to rest ln.  ���flJie   conservatives   cndeaivbr  to   hold  ;__he former  down,  while  the Compromising  element,  which   goes a  short  distance   with   each,   usually     brings  .them 'together.   And ithis   i.s the  one  iPeason .why Canadian    labor   unions  :bave persuaded the government to appoint  labor commissioners   to   act  as  B, g��-toetween  between employers and  employed.   This is  why  trade unions  .are Slow, tout Bit the same time progressive.   We might move more rapid-  -: iy.���Before- doing���- so���however,���tho  ���worWera' must   be  better    acquainted  iwlth economic conditions, in older that  .a napld growth may 'be heaJthy.   Let  .Xiabor Day be devoted to the education  ��� of the workingmen, so that they will  not only  secure higher    wages   and  ' shorter houm, but .better homes and a  ���higher civilization.  I*-' .  ���  B. A. C. meeting dlsdosed a very deplorable state of affairs indeed, and  although some of the directors of the  company were present and made a formal statement that the directorate  "courted investigation," the audience  declined to seriously consider 'the plea  raised. The affairs of ithe B. A. C. appeared to have been carried on by  Wh I taker Wright and his friends In a  most charmingly free and easy fashion  and >the general m1x-up is something  terrible. The dhalrman made one point  quite clear, however, and that was  that in the various stock deals Into  which the B. A. C. was drawn by  Whltaiker Wright It shared' all the  losses and made none, of ithe prollts,  the latter toeing gobbled by the other  Wright concerns.  Shares of the east and .west Le Rol  companies appear to have been large  ly dealt in, although ithe properties  owned toy these two companies are  generally supposed to be included in  the Le Roi No. 2 and Kootenay companies' holdings. London has turned  down Whltaiker Wright for good and  the New York papers.are hinting very  openly at his probable arrest for  fraud in connection with the wrecking  of the three concerns mentioned.  The Rossland World says: "It Is  aggravating enough to have the mining interests of this province kept back  by the actions of this stock Jobbing  crowd, tout when IRossland people understand a little (better that the lock  out at Northport and' the subsequent  strike here are the direct results of  Wright's attempt to manipulate the  stock of the Le Roi group; they, will  hardly ,'be Inclined to measure oat  much sympathy to the fallen ringster  In London or his complacent tools in  this country. A little more patience  and a "very pretty story will be unfolded and -we will all understand Just  why and how it all happened'."  STOCK JOBBING.  The (contention  that the    Rossland  .-strike   was 'broughti ��� about   by   stock  .^jobbing .Is  borne out toy the London  'papers of July 27th,   which    contain  ��� lengthy accounts of the meeting ot the  Mrltlsh  America Corporation creditors  ' :!d  the day previous.   The   meeting  ��� i: nailed to enable ithe creditors to  i-(-.in_nnite a 'liquidator 'and resulted In  ��� i<> appointment of the official receiv-  '  ,   G.   S.   Barnes,  as  liquidator,   and  : l��o in the election of a .special committee   consisting   of 'Aid.  Snape A.  Heiron and Henry Hlgh'am  to  assist  ' in the investigation of ithe company's  'atfflairs.   As da well known oil the affairs of the B. A. C. are now under  ithe direction of the English courts of  justice, as are those of the Standard  and the London & Globe companies.  . The  speech of the  chairman at the  "    SOCIETIES DAY.  Next Saturday will be Societies Day  in this city. The 'annual celebration  of this holiday has now .become a fixture in this province. These associations are formed for the promotion or  accomplishment of some particular or  worthy object, and (Consequently should  be -assisted dn every -way. The mo-  (Ives are numerous and i\1aried, including the promotion and wellfare of its  members, whether they be devoted to  science, art or literature; the diffusion  of knowledge, religion or morality; social intercourse betiven those of the  same pursuits, and mutual aid in cases  of distress, and lrtany other aims,  whlcli are either beneficial to the general public or to the members of the  society itself. Benefit societies have  done, and continue to do, good work  In this .province, and' there are many  an Instance worthy of the emulation  of everyone 'Where deserving and needy  cases have been .relieved from the  pangs of want and never a word said  about them either in 'the press or outside the ranlks of the members themselves. The committee, representative  of the different jsocities taking port,  have done their work well, and it now  remains for fine weather to pull off  one of the .best celebrations ever held  here. The committee expresses Its  thanks to those (Who have contributed  prizes so liberally to the programme of  pports. Take In the big celebration  next Saturday.  The 'committee for the sports to take  place at Brockton Point are: Starter  and 'han'dicapper, C. Marshall; Judges,  J. E. .Miller, J. M. Bowell, O. L. Spencer; referee, J. W. Preseatt; clerk of  course, H. J. Franklin; assistants, L.  J. Barclay, C. J. Housley; time-keepers.  Messrs. Trorey, Dahidson and Mason;  umpires, J. H. Browne, B. Benham, S.  R 'Robb,_Ald. _jForeman;_announeer,  XV. G. Soule.  tho *a____n.oe, and ONLTE JTHB USB DS!  TRAPS CAN SAVE IT."  Fishermen, what do you think of  this, coming as it does from the chief  provincial government organ? The  Vlotoria government carried an act last  session to control the fisheries of B.  C, and, being a. canners* administration, will, ir Jt possibly can do so. Institute traps. One prominent canner  said ithat by introducing traps it will  not affect the white ilshcrmen. Asked  if he or his association would guarantee that in writing, he said he didn't  think it would ibe necessary, giresum-  lng, no doubt, that they already had  control of the 'law makers. "Only the  use of traps can save the trade," it is  said. We toko it ithat .means that the  fishermen must get oft the river. Then  What good will the Industry lie to the  business community If our bona fide  oltizens ennnot share ln it? The government press seen to concur dn the  idea that TRAPS MUST COME TO  SAVE THE INDUSTRY. A number  ot prominent men who took 1n the  second excursion trip of the Fraser  River Canners' Association made  speeches in faivor of permitting the  erection of traps off 'the south end of  Vancouver Island, where the salmon  must pass before reaching the Fraser.  The fishermen's union should without  delay look after their own interests.  It will take some (time to have legislation passed permitting the use of  traps, but the fishermen should remember ithat the canners have the  money audi that they haive only the  votes and their union to protect them.  The Newest Assortment in  Wash Dress Fabrics  are hero 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 ln 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 Important 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.  Visit our wash goods department  and get acquainted with the good  things we are offering.  risn TRAPS.  Just the size of one's hand is the  bladk cloud rising - from the horizon  which will develop Into a. real holocaust for the at present happy flsherv  men. It 'Is the trap question, and It  behooves every man who catohes salmon to keep his wits about him, or  elBe, in a yenr or two; his occupation  will lie ,gone;entirely from him. An  exchange toils us that were traps Instituted It would mean a saWng of  about $1.20 a case, which ��um Is a  ���handicap upon our British Columbia  winners, which they cannot 'long stand  out against, .because the Americans use  traps.  / "Grant them the privilege," ��ays the  Colonist, , "of setting traps In the  Straits of "Juan de.Fuca and the result'  would be such a. reduction in the aver-1  age cost of flsh, that Ithey would at  once toe put on an equality with the  Washington canners, (more especially  as Ithey'would be alble to begin work  at least 10 days earlier than the latter  state. The life of this "very Important  industry seems, as far as the Fraser  river Is .concerned, to toe trembling ln  COMPULSORY ARBITRATION.  Recent ongoings in tlie industrial world  are helping moderate men to realize the  awful waste n strike causes, and the imperative need there is for some authoritative tribunal not only to settle strikes,  but to prevent tliem.   In the matter of  a railway dispute there can be no reasonable doubt as to the right of the government to settle differences which may  take place between a railway corporation and its men.   In a very true sense  the government is an interested party,  both so far as the railway and so far as  the men are concerned.    In the first  place, parliament confers upon a railway corporation a charter witli which  they receive the right to build.   Railway corporations ateseekers, the people,  through their representatives, have to  do  the giving.   Second,  this railway,  w.hich  the  charter  entitles   them   to  build, is declared to be for the general  good of Canada, not, mark, for the general good of the men interested in the  .charter or in the railway, but parliament declares this  railway is for the  geiierai good really of the people of Canada.   Then cornea.tlie demand that the  people���because this road is to be built  in their  interost���sliall  subsidize this  road to the tune of so many thousand  dollars per mile.   The people, then, in  almost every  railway  have  put more  money' into   the railways  of Canada  than any shareholder in them, and it  seems .common sense that the parliament of Canada should have something  to say when any step is taken in .which  the interests ofthe people&reconcerned.  Take the C.P. It: ..Every one knows that  tlie people of Canada have ut least one  hundred million dollars invested in this  road.   Why should they not have some  control ever the directions ,of the road?  to  us there  is  no valid  reason.   The  trouble with railway managers, or,presidents, in that they fail .to realize that  the roads which they direct have been  created through the people, and built by  the people of Canada.   They tell us ad  nauseam  that  thoy must   run  these  r oads in the interest of the shareholders;  or, in other words, in order to pay. Very  well; but  why should  it  be  lorgotten  that theheaviest shareholders in tlie.se  roads  are  the  people of  Canada ?   A  strike should be made an impossibility,  because it is largely a display of brute  170 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  man that this strike is against the interests of the whole community, and  against both the letter and the spirit of  the legislation which created and endowed this rood. The general good of  Canada, which is more than the general  good of shareholders, demands that  legislation shall bu unacted as soon us  possible, which shall deal with these  differences which cause strikes, and  which will comjiel clashing interests to  submit to a tribunal, appointed by the  people, for maintaining at all times the  general good of all the people of Canada.  _ _   . _. n&et*     ^    ������*/ , / /       >jy ��fci___BM^��MW��        W*B��_��B����i*^^^��  af fr  protection makes no difference to the  labor question, because they are dead  issues. It Is now -capital versus lalbor. And one or the other must  ultimately predominate. At present  trusts rule the governments, but for  how long it remains for the people to  say.  Go to Victoria Labor Day.  Don't miss a union, meeting.  Trust  the  officers    of  your   union.  But toe careful in selecting them.  Halve your say at the union meeting  and a/bide toy the mhjorlty. The side-  ���walk or the nearest tavern is not the  place to discuss union matters.  The Seattle .Socialist published a souvenir edition Hast iweek. Its many cartoons are illustrative of the principles  enunciated by it. Every socialist  should: get one. What the Socialist  can't say about socialism alrt't .worth  saying. Everything Is forcible and to  the point.  The Butte .Reveille has changed its  name to the People. This publication  Is *he official organ of labor in Montana, and! creditably (Handles all questions affecting labor's Interests In that  locality. If the People does as good  work as did 'the Reveille there will  be no 'kick from its many friends and  supporters.  We received this week from Victoria  a copy of the revised Year Book of  British Columbia and Compendium,  1897-1901. The ���woric has been thoroughly prepared by Mr. R. E. Gosnell,  who states that "In order to bring  them fully up to date, and at the  same time to preserve all the useful information these volumes originally  contained, it was decided to take out  all its pages after 294 ln the Year Book  and all after 104 in the Compendium,  nnd Insert new matter, though similar  In character." The work Is not only a  credit to 'the compiler, tout to the province as well, possessing as it does  valuable statistical and other information. Every one interested should  procure a copy.  Union Directory.  VAJ.,99J,,XER. ^TOADIES AND LABOR  COUNCIL-Presldent, John Crow: vice-  preMdcnt, XV. 3. Lnmrlok; secrotary, T. H_  Cross: Ilnancial secretary, W. J. Beer;  treasurer, C. Crowder: statistician, "W.  McKlssock; sergeant-at-arms, G. F. I_��B-  ff sty. Meetings���First and third Friday la  inch month, at 7:30 p.m., In Union i"*1^  corner Dunsmmir and Homer streets.  When you want to hire a. fliwt-class  horse and buggy, so to the Palace  livery stables. Telephone 126.  . . MAKES A SFKCIALTY OP .  o  o    Utters Block m wm fftiisky  -LARGE STOCK OF-  IMPOBTED AND DOMESTIC  ��� Cigars ���  R. B. Mulligan <fe Co., Props.  C01MXB COBDOVA AMD CAEBAtt.'  force.   No man can say that a strike is  for the general benefit of Canada.  Take the case of tlie men involved in  tho present striku. Surely these thousands of mon have a right to a living  wage. The success of a railway depends  upon tlie work of the trackmen as upon  thu work of a president. These men  have important duties to perform, they  lmve grave responsibilities. There is  not u man in liritish Coin in bin who will  say that a man can live like a man in  this province on a dollar and a quarter a  day. 'Surely it iB tlio duty of tliu people  through tlieir government to see that  tho people employed by this corporation shall receive u living wage out of  the money which they havo invested in  this road. Again, thu general good of  Canada means thu largo army of merchants, schools, churches, ministers  who depend upon these men to sonic  extent for their support. This strike is  not'for their good, but rather the -reverse.' " They are suffering-along with  the mon on strike. The ��� general good of  Canada means likewise the interest of  all .who travel. Un spite of all the talk  of parties interested, the rood cannot be  safe, and each man's life is, therefore, in  danger who travels on the rood. Without going into the Tightness or wrong-  ness of the dispute, it is patent to every  The drawing pictures of the selsmo-  graphic tape iat the meteorological office at Vtdtoria 'last Sunday have not  as yet ibeen verified by a report of the  location of an actual earthquake, Mr.  Reed should consult our silly council  on the matter. They -would no doubt  Instruct the police, to hunt one up.  What a glorious pipe dream it would  be tor our civic dads', wouldn't it?  Our silly dailies are laboring under  a delusion these summer days. They  say that every 'man who wants worile  In the Northwest has a Job, and that  the N. P. is dead. Those who thirtk  that it makes one whit offdifference  to the worklngiman whether the N. P.  Is dead or alive or that any government ever made good  times  for  the  COOKS, WAITERS AND WAITREBSBBf  Union, Local No. 28. President; Chas.  Over; vice-president, W. W. Nelson; recording secretary, Jas. H. Perkins; Hoi  uncial-secretary, R. J. Loundes; treasurer, Wm. Ellender. Meeting every Friday  at 8.30 p. m. in Union Hall, corner Homo  and Dunsmulr streets.  VmN<��P'R TYPOGRAPHICAL UNIOH".  ���J.A.,226 ��mTeTet, thcJa,8t Sunday In each  month at Union hall. Presidont; C. SSL  Campbell; vice-president, George Wllto:  secretary, S. 31 Gothard. P. 6. box -M1  treasurer, W. Brand; ocrgeant-at-ann-u  Andrew Stuart; executive committee. I��  m ^?J^rufr' e*_,?* Bo1*' J* H- Bro���  N. Williams; delegates to Trades anS  Labor council, J. C. Marshall, Robt TodO.  J. H.  Bnfcvne. ,  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S TJOTOW"-  Meetn second and fourth Wednesday of  each month, ln Sutherland Hall,'corner  Westminster avenuo and Hastlngs'atraoC  at 8 p. m. President, G. Dickie; vice-president, C. Bennett; secrotary, AJ. - G.  Perry; treasurer, H. Vanderwalker; conductor, G. Lenfesty; warden, 3. Marshall:  sentinel, P. c. O'Brien; delegates ' to  Trades and Lalbor Council:'John Pearey.  Jas. Barton, Geo. Lenfesty, G. DlcMeasd  J. Howes.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets every second and fourth Thursday in Union HaD.  room No. 3. President, Wm. F. MoKerw  Jle, fS7 Ninth avenue; vlce-prtoel_fatt.  Hugh "Wilson: recording secrotary, A. K.  Coflln, 730 Nelson street;'financial secretary, H,* S. Falconer; treasurer, Georg*  Walker; conductor, Jos. Ferguson; wan-  den, Jos. Dixon; delegates'to T.'and-L.  council, Jos. Dixon, Robt. Macpherson.  H. Wilson. ��� ��� ��� ���-  THE RETAIL CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCTATKJNT  meets In O'Brien's Hall, the flrst and  third Tuesdays of each month. T. A.  Phillip, president: XV. 3. Lamrick, secretary, 34S Princess street.  TEXADA MINERS' UNIOiN, No. IU; W.  F. M., meets every Saturday at 7.30 plih.  In Foresters' hall, Van Anda.' Presldeikt,  R. Altken; vice-president, C. A. M��lvll_a;  secretary, A. Rapeir, Van Anda, B.C.;  treasurer, H.- V. Price;" conductor, P.  Burt; warden. John L'nklater.  ,  Alexandria Lager  Is a pure, wholesome beverage,  and contains no harmful ingredients. It is highly recommended as a tonic for weak and  debilitated people. ' <  Doering & Marstrand  TELEPHONE. 429.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OP  MACHINISTS���Beaver Lodge; No. IB-  Meets second and fourtla-Wednesday-in  each month ln Union Ball. President.  Wm. Beer: corrospondflnig seoretary.-'BS.  Ttmmlns, 726 Hamilton street; financial  secretary, J, H. MoVety, 1211 Seymour  street. ,  .   >  JOUR'ENYMEN TAILORS' UNION OT  ��� AMERICA,. No. 178-Meete alternate  Mondays In room 1, Union Hall:' Pnat-  dent. F. Williams; vice-president, 10*a  Graham; recording secretary, H. O. Bur-  rltt; financial secretary, Tremalne Best;  treasurer, C, E. Neilson; sergeantHit-  arms, J. Daoust. ��� -   -���'���  VANCOUVER FISHERMEN'S * .UNION;  No. 2. Meets in Labor Hall, ' Homer  street, every first and third Saturday In  each month at H p. m. Ernest Burn, president; Chas. Durham, secretary, S47 Harris street.  people are simply political Idolaters.  Trusts have more power than governments, and you might Just as well  claim that they are the cause of plenty  of work. ' _  The Watch Case Engraver, of Nevv-  port, Ky., has suspended publication  for lack ot support. It ���was a monthly  magazine, devoted to the Interests of  watch case engravers and watch case  workers in general. Tom Selby, the  editor, in closing his valedictory,  quotes from Tennyson:  " 'Tis better to have tried and lost  Than never to have tried at nil."  ,ThIs Is .very good. 'But then those  in the trade.should, be heartily ashamed of 'themselves to allow their neat  little Journal to go out of existence.  ���We hope to see lt re-enter the (field  before long. ,  $AVOY  THEATRE  Sax NltSBirr Manager.  A  Splendid  List of  Specialties  Next Week.  JOURNEYMEN BAKERS' AND CONFECTIONERS' INTERNA'L 'Union 'of  America, Local, No. ��; Vancouver,-B. C  President, Jas. Webster; vice-president;  R. F. McDonald; recording secretary,  Wm. H. Barnes; corresponding secretary,  F. Rawllng. W0 Granville street, room'M: '  financial secretary, C. J. Salter, 413 Powell  street; treasurer, W. Wood; master-at-  arms, F. Moyles; delegates' to Trades aM.  Labor,Council, C. J. Baiter and F. Bawling. ...  CIGARMAKERS ' UNION, NO. 3W���  Meets the first Tuesday ln each monta  In Union hall. President, A. Kochel; vfce-  piesldent, C. Crowder; secretary, *J.  Thomas, Jr., 1�� ��� Cordova street west:  treasurer, S. W. Johnson: sergeant-at-  arms, J. W. Brat; delegates to Trade*  and Labor Council, J. Crow, F. Joet. A.  Kochel. '      .     ������     -  B5S250?R.SPOr) op PAINTERS AND  ���DECORATORS, Local Union No.l3H.  Meets every Thursday .in. Labor ball.  President, XV. Pavler: vice-president,'*!}.  Crush; recording-secretary, C. 'Plnder,  1703 Eighth/ avenue, Fatrvlew; financial  secretary,'W. Stanley,-41B .Keefer'street;  tr<nBurcr1_H.__M<,Sorley:_tru8tees,_C._Ir-   win, B. Cross and W. dole. ��� ."  'The Colonist, referring to the great  steel strike, ��iys .thtat "the billion-dollar steel trust has resources of greater  ci-ten't than some of the smalller.nations, and It will spare no expense to  accomplish .the downfall of the unions.  If the flghit were ln a free traide country, the men wouldi havp greater  chances of winning." This is & fallacy.  The principles of free trade or  taey-Ilarris and tens  All SITUS BICYCLES AU miCES  KENDALL'S, 328 Cordova St  The beit place In B. G. to hare your  Bicycle repaired.  A Busy Store  This In a remarkably buiy store���has been (o;  weeks���more particularly, of course, since, tbe.  hot weather began. *  The gallons aud gallons of Ice Cream wo have  sent out to be eaten in the homes of Vancdu-  verltes, to say nothing of what hare been eaten  ln our refreshment parlors, is astonishing.  People know a,good thing when"they'eat it. ,  Ice Cream', 40c quart ln pasteboard boxes; 90c  quart packed in ice and delivered.  cBo%rcr.r, J. ��SEN  413 Hasting  BEA.NCHS  Street. .Telephone 367.  : Beach House, No. i Arcade.  EffiGS f9U SALE  for Setting, $1.30 for 13  BLACK LANGSHAN&  Block took First Prlte at 1M0 .Poultry  Show at Vancouver.  ' Brockton Point  Lighthouse.  W. D. Jones  ROYAL   HOTEL  Near to All Steamboat Wharves and  . Railway Depots.  MIS WATER ST.    ."   .     VANCOUVER, B. C  Everything new and up-to-date. Eleetrio  Light throughout.' lUteu, fl to |2 a day.  Special rates for tbe week or month.  HOPRIRK, 8PENCB tt CO.  ;   GEO. HAY  '   Vancouver's   Pioneer . Clothes '���  Renovator,, makes a, unit now. r  Dyeing and - Repairing;  at Oakbik St., Vamodutu.  .'���'  ���\  V ���ill  '���SATURDAY.,,  iOiaacat, St, 13<ilr  THE INDEPENDENT.  a'* ������<>"��� ���������������. ������"�������������'������'�����������������'���������<>���'��>���<>���<�� ������������> ��-������*> �����������>��>������������*>  . :������'*/;-;���*'.���'.,;;.���':; .>,-e ;. :���'"���';.*:    .-������''���;;'������   I'-yli'iiyiy .,-,.?....    ': x x '.-        "x.  ������     . '".-".,'   *'T  reakfa&t FeocIS I  IWcfo in M$lt (iluten  o  '(��  H '  -(I  4>  HI  <>  H��  *. !  H>  (I  HI  HI  11"  i  .<>���  A Perfect  Body and Rraim.  THE MfpSiM  A perfect Health Breakfast   Cereal,   which   is   superceding   oatmeal  and  other foods on the market, being a  scientific  combination  of the best barley  malt and finest wheat by a patented process, furnishihg a food unequalled for I  the brain worker, the .muscle user,.the strong man, the  invalid  or  the child.  20 Cents Package.  The Great  Stores of  The Great  West  Hudson's Bay Stores  Corner  Granville and  Georgia Sts.  M T  THE TRIUMPH OF  SOCIALISM.  Last week we dealt with a few of the  ���evidences .manifest in parliamentary  legislation; thnt we aro drifting away  *irom the old policy stated in the beginning of these articles, namely, of unrestricted competition.  RTlie view is growing and spreading fast  .today, that stuto control is our only Mil-  -vation from the' evils of competition and  from the clutches of trusts nnd monopo  lies. The old opinion or policy, as stated  last week, was that the state hits no  ���business to interfere in tracta in any  ���way. That view is going the, way of  .all the earth; that is, is becoming ii  ��� dendbelief or opinion.  There is nothing liko events, or circumstances, or conditions for shattering  inppolicies, opinions, aud beliefs; and  hence the reason why we"sce evidences  all along the line of what we hope will  tie a fairer and better life all,round for  _sll the sons of men.  The admiralty and war offices of Great  {Britain haive had to become large manufacturing departments. The state has  .come to the conclusion through tho  force of circumstances that the defense  -of the empire cannot be'safely left to tho  industrial (>r**to the' private trader.  Hence the departments provide iron-  .clnds, and soldier's uniforms���indepen-  ��� -dent of tlie manufacturer or the shipbuilder.  If it is necessary, in defence of jtlie  .empire, that tho state should control  .and initiate and'carry out what'is  ���deemed in the interest of the state,  ���surely it is not difficult to go a 'step  -further. The supply of cotton, of bread,  ���of clothing, of houses to tlie people'are  .-as necessary as are the Bupply of ironclads and,soldiers uniforms; and if the  .-state feels compelled' to supply tlie'  latter, there is no reason why it should  not supply the former.  Again in later years the state lias  Ibeen forced to interfere and,to control  ���other matters affecting the well-being of  ihe people. Through revelations of one  kind nnd another this duty has been  ���forced on the state, which is simply an   .association of citizens for tho_protection  ���of each and every interest.  There is an old Latin saying, "let the  ���buyer boware," and that lias its meaning for every buyer of goods.   It is,nil  very well to tell the buyer to beware as  Jbe goes fortli to 'purchase 'goods; but  Biow can he'carry" out 'successfully the  ���warning 'given, when he is devoid of  ���that  technical   knowledge   which  can  .alone snve'him from the dishonest manufacturer or merchant?   It is no relief  ���to say that only fools are _iable,Jo be  taken in, for it is the duty of the state  ���to protect ,the moral well-being of the  fool, as well as tho wise man. ''There' is  no doubt but thut unrestricted competition ends in swindling 'and dishonesties  -of all sorts, and were, such to be"iblef-  .���ated, or winked; at; or encouraged,' the  ���end of the state,  even in our day of  boasted  intelligence' and' civilization,  would be worse than thii state" in which  ���the noble savage  ran  in wild woods.  The state to-day, then, ^ owing, to .these  facts, has given us a whole body of laws  which interfero'direcllyancT indirectly  with competition, ]by means of which? the  intercsts.pf.the people are protected, and  by means of which the dishonest corn*  petitor is driven fb.the_Kaft; ,f_  ,t\  . >In spite of the xry. of ..the ..interested,  thai we Efbtfeflu no nglit'tb' interfere,  ���even though interference means a new  policy not only "radical butsdcinlistie in  its nature und tendency, yet every right-  thinking man feels that the state is  only doing what it ought to do.,  All hitch legislation then is simply  undermining the policy which brought  competition into existence; and is, at  the same time increasing botli! the responsibilities and activities of the state.  ' If, ns 'some tay, the 'effects of such  legislation will be to drive rival businesses into trusts and monopolies, then  the day will surely come when these  grow ripe, for judgment, that'tho state  will wipe tliem clean" but, and will be:  come" tho fountain " from which will  spring the peoples life, the direction of  the people's energies and the supplier  of the peoples needs.    ���       �� .  'In other words the state will own  everything, control nnd direct everything, and then the people will for the  first time receive their due mead of reward and honor for the work performed,  for tho services rendered to the state of  the state.  Let us look nt the trusts question for a  moment. We are living in 'the age of  trusts, combines, and monopolies. I  believe these are largelydue, both to the  legislation which I have noticed and to  the excellent method adopted and carried out by trade organizations. J"*,  These things nre serious matters, and  must' be faced in n serious, earnest  spirit. They arc, I believe, the last  ditch from which the capitalistic class  will oppose the ever-growing socialistic  'sentiment.  , We have shown some of the evils resulting from competition, but the trust  holds both consumer and workman by  the throat. The trust is u new form of  tyranny which will have to be met, by  men who love liberty more than life,  and hate tyranny worse than death.  In facing nnd in lighting tliie mighty  capitalistic combination,* let us see  where we stand. Trade unionB are not  hs strong ns' they ought to be. It 'is a  puzzle to me why every laboring man is  not a member of a trade union, yet the  fact stares us in the face that only one  workman' out of ten is a member of  these organizations.  The weakest nnd most helpless of the*  working cIiisbcb have no protection  The_'friendlyJ_societies can do no more  than what they are doing. They have  done "much in the past to save their  members from pauperism in old age;  but Mr. Chamberlain says " that the  working class have no money for more  insurance. ;  "The co-operators whom I described in  an article u short timo ago, have plenty  of money; but, for various reasons, refuse to launch out to new ventures.  We can never praise theso institutions  enough. They have done more than  tongue ciin'tell or pen describe for the  working classes, and the state has done  much also. But what I want to emphasize is/that thu power' of the trust can  onlyjw broken by the'atrong.-power of  the state.' We are at the point wlion wo  must go either forward or backward.  There are some timid 'liieiii',who say  that we have 'gone far enough ��� with the  principle of state control, and who urge  tho working classes to be content pruc-,  tically, with what has been achieved.!  Sttctf advice 'is suicidal. j  'If now; face to face with this gigantic  combination,''we'do not drive them'out'  of"th'is (litch, "they' will drive til back to  n'fionditlon 'of things worse'{hah'that  from which we have beeuitaken: 'yTlm  is the crucial point., \Ve'1iave gone"so  farthat'thi.'i^rit'of the'a^e wohlll lead  ua not backward, but forward, till tlie'  redemption both of labor and the laboring man has been completed.  1 The watchword isgo forward. Hence,  I say again, the state must save 'the  situation, either now or in the near  future. State control has been accepted  but we must push it to its legitimate  conclusion. The state to-day controls,  and expropriates. It' fixes rates and  the hours of labor. No power but the  state could have wrung these concessions from railway, telephone and water  corporations.  The last great giant it has got to fight  and put down is the trust. We need not  dread the result of the light. Verily we  stand true to each other.�� Our needs are  and these needs must form the work  parliament has got to do.  Tlie standard of life must bo maintained, and to accomplish this we must  have a minimum wage law. We require'  boards for the purpose of fixing a living  wage. It is imperative 'that 'there  should be both an old age pension  scheme and an eight-hour law.    '  Monopolies must be rigidly controlled at first and a law passed by  means of Which they can be either  taken over by the state or by the rauni-  pality. When' such' things come," as  come they 'mustj they will cither come  through a socialistic state, or' through a  state gradually becoming socialistic.  ' Anyway the outlook is hopeful, and a  responsibility is laid on every man to do  his most and his best to hasten the dny  when these things shall bo our proud  fiossessions.  PHIZ  F. 0. BOX 296.  a servant, and often leaves hor place  with the full resolve never to enter another.  Might it not be a good plan if the  school board granted one year, and two  year scholarships forproniising pupils in'  the domestic arts? There nro many  parents who would postpone the beginning of the wage earning period if this  assistance were given during the time  of preparation.  There are other points for consideration, but these already named would go  a long way, if carried  out, towards ensuring the ameliorations we desired.  J. H. W  The Mint  Is located at the corner of Carrall and  Hastings streets. .The bottled goods are  all first-class and the prices right for  every one.   Seattle Bainier beer,5cents.  Convalescents' need Eisen Port���"the  builder up of the weak"���60c bottle.  Gold Seal Liquor Co., 746 Pender street.  Blue Ribbon Tea is packed in Vancouver by white mon���are you drinking it ?  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  ' . ni  TIIE FISHERMEN'S FUND.  To tho Editor ol Tar. Independent.  Sir,���Re  fishermen's  fund  as  published in   Tiie Ixdkpkndkkt.   It is a  pleasure to see the names of public and  business men subscribe; as well as fishermen.   If it were not for the manly stand  taken hy Frank Rodgers and his lellow-  union���fishermen;���Vancouver ^Westminster ; and   Fraser river , merchants  I would see very little of the money from  the  Fraser river fishing business this  year, as ninety per cent, of it would  have been done by Jap fishermen and  the money sent out of the country by  the semi-slave employees of the cannerymen." Mr Editor we have overy' 'reason  to thank the Fishermen's union for fixing a fair'price'and'fair limit, and I  hope the business people will appreciate  it. . Under ordinary circumstances,  it  is not the correct thing, to speak, or  writs much of a case that is before thu  courts; but I will venture, to say "thnt  nine-tenths of the people who know" of  the Frank Rodgers and his fellow llsherinen cases do not view  them as law  breakers, but as heroic' defenders of the  rights and liberties of the whito citizens  of this country.   Did tho arrested fishermen break the law any more than did  the cannerymen or their, tools who purchased rifles in Vancouver and put them'  in'the hands of .Tup's? 'Was that to defend the white citizen fishermen of this  cou'ntry;''ror{hVcarinery'limpdrte'd-'Jap_i?  Xathe 'arrested fishermen 'are*losing'a  good summer's work I hope all loyers of  justice will see.,.that their,are.not, fw?-'  gotten. ,  ���   ,,   , r���. .CITIZEN.  Steveston, Aug.1,Wj'lflOlS"*'  Mrs. Percey Bunting, in the Woman's  Industrial News/gives a few interesting  suggestions on how to overcome some of  the difficulties of the domestic servant  question. " As this is a burning question  in Canada aiid especially in this western  portion of it, her suggestions may be of  help to those who are making a study of  the subject.'  She says the" difficulty of obtaining  good servants has become a very serious  one;   Is there any way by 'which, wo  may make domestic service more popular and more in accordance with modern  ideas?   For wo must remember that,  whether we like it or not, theso ideas  arc at work.  In the matter.of service,'letus first  consider whether there is reason in the  present demand for greater freedom.   A  girl now asks that she. may have' a certain time off duty, just as her sister in  tho factory or workroom. She resents  the idea that every waking moment belongs to her employer. Of course we  know that,in practice alarge number  of mistresses do give free time both on  Sunday and one evening in the week,  and at other times if there is oppor  tunity. And where a girl is well housed  and fed and hns proper sleeping accomodation, and where she knows that her  free time will not be lightly infringed  upon, and where reasonable consideration is shown, as it is, after all, in a  large number of families, then ���: we may  say that there are many advantages in  her calling, and that she has as fair a  chance of a happy and useful career as  most people.  But there are also a large number of  households where these conditions do  not exist���or, at any rate, not all of  them���and difficulties arise in trying,to  enforce old-fashioned ideas based-on  methods of far-hack times' when servant1  meant serf.  Now, it would be surely not unreasonable for a girl to have a'fixed hour when  she knows*her day's work is finished.  Doubtless many would not make good  use of tlieir freedom, but if it is their  right wc ought not to refuse it any more  than we have a right to refuse wages,  though wo know that these" too, arc  often put to foolish uses. We must hope  that education and a higher ideal of life  will, oy degrees, teach them how to use  und not abuse the advantage of good  wages. 'Many would feel much more  satisfied to choose service as their cancer  if they had day places and could sleep at  Home. The difficulty in our large cities  is that there is not accommodation in  the crowded home, and if tho girl lodges  in the home of her master she is frequently and unreasonably kept up all  hours of the night to wait on this one or  the other, mistresses often forgetting  Jane hns to bu up in time to get breakfast in the morning.  Then with regard to work on Sundays,  the custom has grown in many households of having dinner parties on Sunday. Without touching upon this at all  from a religious point of view, I think  it an injustice from a social' point of  view. Sunday is often the one day  when a girl can see her family or her  sweetheart. It is the recognized day  for some leisure, and the loss of it is not  made up by substituting for it an hour  or two in the week. ,)   ,  The next point is status. 'How are  we to raise the status of service just as  the status of sick nursing has been  raised ? Fifty or sixty years ago a sick  nurse was a dreaded necessity, a person  only to be employed in the last < extremity. By giving her good training  and teaching, making her go > through a  more or less long apprenticeship, her  value has gone up a hundred fold, and  to be a sick nurse has become an object  of laudable ambition.  Something is being dono by training  to raise a better class of caretakers of  children: '���������' The London County Council  is doing good work by-giving a-certain  amount of domestic teaching through its  technical education department, and the  School Board of London; England, is to  soine extent ibllowing its example.  And would it not be a good plan if the IJM UrUf VHU/lf)||l}[])  school board of Vancouver would pre-1 Ml, Mfl JHRuUlJlUl  scribe a course of thorough domestic  teaching, with examination < which  should secure a certificate to those who  pass ? This certificate would lie a sort  of charter which would give position to  a girl entering service, and an ��� encouragement to her to do so.  In Vancouver'we have growing up in  our schools thousands; of girls. There  are no factories for them: to go into, and  mistresses claim that girls do not know  very much,; and so hire Chinamen or  Japs to do their work. So that tlie outlook for our girls .who are growing up is  cruel indeed... Instead of our school  board .teaching; some of ���,thej things it  does���liko soldiers' drilling^ind anatomy  and several others, which,' in girls education could bVdis'iiensed with���it should  teach' tho 'girls' "real' advantage.' How  badly equipped,'for tlieir station aaro'the'  majority, of our girls!-They, grumble at  their situations, r-but really their irritation is caused by the fact ofi being incapable to do'any ��� one thinfe "'weltt "Then  ^niisti^TOmpTaiiis'.' *��� ThegiVl thinks  she is looked down upon because she is  Union men smoke the Earl of Minto Cigar.  Why? Because it is Union Made.  Turner, Bceton & Co.   . Wboleanle Asentti  VANCOUVBR, VICTORIA, NELSON, B. C.  'PHONE 17��.  w. j. McMillan & Co.,  ., WnotESALE Agents fob  TUCKET CIGAR CO. UNION LABEL CIGARS |  Brands:  MONOGRAM, MARGUERITA, BOUQUET,  OUR SPECIAL, EL JUSTIIXO,  EL CONDOR,,        SARANTIZADOS,'        SCHILLER,  Corner Alexander Street and Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  TEL. 346.  Steam Puffer.  It's our special machine lor Ironing  the Insiiles of sleeves and insertion  work. '  Goods Ironed by lt retain all the original crisp newness that marked them  the day of their first appearance.  Blouse Machines..  Ingenious affairs for Ironing ladies,  blouses. Wc hare expert operators  trained in this particular branch who  turn out beautiful work that cannot  pohslbly be equalled by the old-fashion- '  ed hand ironing.  THE CROWDED CAR.  The public - be packed.���Street 'Car   Companies. v  ,       Pack 'em in,  . Wedge 'em in,  Whack 'em in,  .         Kdgo 'em ln,  '      Jack 'urn in,  Sledge 'em in.  Any,way to get 'cm in.  They run the cars for the public good  And don't want them full of solitude.  So they stuff them full of people, and  If they don't get seats they have to stand;  Stand ln the aisles and hang to straps,  Stand on the.toes and fall on the laps  Of ���peoplo.who. wondor,whnt thoy'vo done  That they.should bo thus imposed upon;  Stand in tho open cars before  People .who.will not stand much more,  People who pay their way and ought  To have tjie rights which they have bought;  Stand on the platforms; stand anywhere,  While conductors yoll:." Move forward, there.'  But they can't move forward very far,  For they're packed to a standstill in the car.  .pack 'em in,  Wedgo 'cm in,  Whack 'cm in,  Edge 'em in,  Jack 'cm in,  Sledge 'em in,  : Any way to get 'em in.  "Pack the public," the companies say,  Pack the public by night and by day,  Pack the Public, it's the easiest way  To make the street car business pay, '  The public be packed; do the companies care  A d���n for the public except for fare?  Not miich; they, don't and they never will  As long as the cars are .there to fill.  To Ull to thellmit, and stuff and stuff.  No matter _*ow. many cry, V Enough.''  PRONEER  11       ; o   f    "i  Steam Laundry  .   .   .".      .11   <.���!     ''���," J .'   T  Phone 346.910 - 914 Richards St  WHITE LABOR ONLY.  CANADIAN  ^yxyyJP'/L\^tiWi^i  LINE  Scenic  1 Route  LOWEST RATES. BEST1 SERVICE.  ��� > ji .,      �� i .  To all points in Canada and the United Stale*.  THE FASTEST AUD BEST EQUIPPED TEA��  . , CROSSING THE CONTINENT.  ...   l 5.1. 1  ���AIUHSa FOB JAPAN AMD CHINA.  Empress of China July 8th  Empress of India..'   July2SU_>  Empress ol Japan June 17th.  and every four weeks thereafter. '     -  ' SAILIKa FOB HONOLULU AND AUSTRALIA.  Hoana  Mayaiit,  Mlowora June 2Mb.  Aorangi JnlyatUi  and every four weeks thereafter. t  For further particulars as to timo rateit ata_,  apply to  Pack 'em iu,L  Wedge 'cm in,  Wliack 'em in,  Edfe 'em in,  Jack'cm in,  Sledge'em In,  Anyway to get'em In.     i  ���Toronto'Star,  E. J.COYIJE,   '  '    ���      A.G.F.A.  Vancouver, B. c.  JAMES BCLATW.,'  Ticket Agent,: -  *28 Hastings St. :  .Vancouver, B.C.  'For stomach trouble of any.Jdnd Calre  Flint's: Dyspepsia Tablets. They,, core  or you get your money bade. SOc box.  McDowoll, AtMns,."Watson Co.  THERE IS  >'>m  ���y!-'.1.  ������:���,�����?.!  w  'M  w  if  of Fire or Injury to  Health when you use  the'  ELECTRIC  II  \m  From Tholr Nanaimo, Boathfleld and  Protection Island Collieries,  i i  Steam, Gas and  House Coal  Of the Following Grades: ,  Double Bcretcxl :X_ump,  ' i   ' '        Run of the Mine,  '   !���'    ���-"'"���     i' '-wotrtwd Nut and  .  .'             \ .,, *      ,, ',  ,n.~ ��� ecrwnlng*  C ".I I .  SAMUEL II.,HOBINS, Superintendent.'';);  EVANB, COLEMAN * EVAN8, AjfTOtt, '"  Vancouver City, B, C.  The price is now  such that almost ev-  1 i.erybody can afford it.  Once ' used, always  used.   Apply at Of-  ,   fice of  ltd::  ��� Cor: Carrall and Hastings  ���fte  Sf*4i  ���iii  Ih  mm  mr  ^$SW&!  iH THE INDEPENDENT.  rs=  BA.TtmDAY....,.i....XTTGTJST, 17, 1001  SALMAGUNDI.  Two French Senators recently fought  ��duel in consequence of some remark  inndc in debate. The affair was harmless as usual.'  A commercial man sends in the following modern definition of assigne:  Tho brotli'er-iii-law of the man who  fails.  Tlie diHieiilty with an organdie commencement gown ib that il cannot be  made over into a bathing sunt.  An editor of one of our povcrty-M rick-  en exchanges prints the following:  *' Dry stove wood wanted immediately  at this ollice iu exchange for ]iapers.  K. II.���Don't fetch logs that tlie devil  can't split."  Au Ohio railroad manager has discharged three conductors because they  were accustomed to give their sweethearts deadhead rides. Thu mean old  thing; didn't he ever have a sweetheart  Jiiniself ?  dent Lynci asked for an investigation.  'A report ofthe laws comirftttee, looking to the practical separation of the  stereotypera und eleotrotypers from  the International Typographical Union  was then considered. The proposition  was defeated at the convention last  year. On "Wednesday It was decided  to (pay the president land secretary-  treasurer i$l,S0O each annually, with  traveling expenses added.  Delegate Cutting; of Boston, proposed a. resolution prohibiting members to Join the National Cruard or other  military orifiinlzutlons. This save rise  to un animated debate. Finally the  whole proposition was ���tablt'd. Cincinnati was unanimously chosen for  ���convention ot UH>_!.  the  Pl.OVIXCIAL.  An up-country clergyman, preaching  a very dull bermoii recently, set all his  congregation a&leep, except a poor fellow, who was generally considered deficient in intellect. At length the reverend  gentleman, looking around, exclaimed  Bomewhat indignantly: "What! all  asleep but this poor idiot!" "Aye,"  said the fellow, "and if I had not been  an idiot J should have gone to sleep,  too."  According to the newspapers very few  persons merely "die." The banker  merely "passes in his checks," the cashier "goes to his last accounts," the mugwump ['joins the great majority," the  cobbler "breathes his hist," the saloon  man "seeks tlie spirit land," the gambler "shulliles off," the stableman  "kicks the bucket," the spiritualistic  medium "gives up his ghost," the ac-  cotmtaiit "goes to hjs lust reckoning."  Brotherly Love.  An avaricious divine, seeing a poor  lioy in a deplorable condition, culled  Mm, to the door; and, giving him a  mouldy piece of bread, asked him if he  could read, to which lie answered in the  negative; to the questions, whether lie  could say the belief and the Lord's  prayer, the answer was the same.  "Well," said the divine, '.'I will teach  you that: say after me, our father,"  said the instructor.  "Our father! "���repeated the poor boy,  "what, your father as well as mine ?"  "Yes, certainly."     ,  "Then we are brothers! "  " To be sure we are,".w,as the reply. ���  "Why, then," replied the boy, pulling tlie crust from under his coat, "how  could you give your poor brother this  mouldy piece of bread ? "  Happiness of Heaven.  A reverend gentleman, noted for his  suavity of manners, w'as one Sunday  rery lately exhorting bis beloved ilock,  and describing, in the strongest and  most glowing terms, the happiness of  leaven. He said that he could compare  it to nothing but the blessings of matrimony, and the pleasures of a happy  fireside, graced by a loved, loving and  "beautiful wife. He took occasion from  this, to descant on the duty of young  men marrying soon, and relieving tlie  dreariness of their situation, by a young  and handsome bride. He said that  though they possessed all the wealth in  the world, and were the masters of all  "the gems ofthe East Indies and all the  jewels ofthe West Indies, yet if they  were not married, they still wanted the  most valuable gem of all���an agreeable  .wife.   He said that there was a popular  The lioi-s.esh.oers and carriage-makers of Victoria, with their families and  friends, hold a picnic at Ten-Mile Point  to-duy. On this account .none of the  shops are open, and those requiring,  work were warned to got it in by Friday. Tlie programme of sports contains 10 events. A large crowd attended.  From Van Anda comes the report  that the Pacific Steel Company Is Importing miners contrary to (the provisions of ithe alien la'bor ojct. The fact  that large numbers of miners are Idle  at 'Rossland and Siocan should make  It easy for Van Anda to procure all  the men nccesrciry -without bringing  tliem from the oilier side of the line.  Jlr. Frank Cullin, a member of the  staff of the Colonist composing room,  has been united in marriage to Hiss  Margaret Clarke, a valued member of  the choir of St. Andrew's Presbyterian  church, the ixistor of wihlch, Rev. XV.  Leslie Clay, ofliclated. Before Mr. and  Mrs. Cullin embanked on the steamer  Majestic for a tour of (the Sound cities,  a wedding sapper was served and  the 'usual toasts given and replied to.  That Labor Day is to be celebrated  in a manner worthy of the occasion  1s evident, judging from the enthusiastic -way which tlie general sports commute have taken 'hold of the affair.  A notable feature Is the uniting of the  different railroad brotherhoods and all  other trades and labor orders of the  ���city, which should be sufficient proof  tihat the events of September 2nd will  excell anything of the 'kind ever lield  In  Kamloops.���Inland  Sentinel,  TRADES AND LIBOR COUNCIL  President Crow occupied the chair at  last night'B meeting of the council.  Messrs. F. Williams, G. Fletcher and  J. Grecnwell, tailors, presented credentials, and took their seats as delegates.  Communications were disposed of.  Resolved���That the minister of marine be asked that the foreshore rights  on llurrurd inlet be not given away  nor on tidal waters in the vicinity of the  city.   Carried.  Letter from Loyal Orange Lodge, Xo.  1150. protesting against importing  nurses, referred to Parliamentary committee.  City council wns asked to enact a  by-law compelling barber shops to close  at 8 o'clock every night, excepting Saturday and nights beforu holidays.  Adjourned till 80th in��t.  IJ. C. KLKCTKIC RAILWAY.  Following is  the statement of earnings and expenses of the liritish Columbia   Electric Railway  ns  received  by  cable for tlie mouth of June, 1901:  GIIOHS KAU.N1M1S. 1000.    "     W01.        lllCrCllSC.  Knilway���  SECRETAH.T DURHAM  Has keen Instructed toy', the'- Fishermen's Union to make 'Ms (head-iquar-  tera at Steveston during the season.  He will 'be found (at any time at the  Star hotel. Union fishermen, as well  as any others wishing to become members, are requested to'call on Uu as  early as possible.   Important business.  The first caso of an infringement of  tho ICnrly Closing By-Law was tried yesterday when a man named Goldberg  was found guilty.   Keep it up boys.  Try a bottle of Eisen Port, tho sunshine of California, 50c bottle, at Gold  Seal Liquor Co., 740 Pender street.  PARIS GREEN. HELLEBORE  AND WHALE OIL SOAP for the extermination of the CUT WORM and  other Insects���for ealo by the McDowell, Atkins, Watson Company, The  Drucglsts, Vancouvor.  Among this lot are some Clevcla'nds, Tribunes and'Columbias." $���"'���  All aro in good condition, a few aro almost new. Very low A..  prices to clear them out. * "J,  ���BICYCLES  ,126 Hastings St.  -  . SOLE AGENT  CLEVELAND AND TRIBUNE BICYLE&  CANADIAN.  Meri'itton, Ont., Will celebrate Labor  Day in grand style.  A number of sca'b Cuban oigar-maQr.-  ers are at work at Toronto.*  An effort, is Ibeing made at Montreal  ���to organize 'the servant -girls into a  union.  The carpenters' strike at "Winnipeg  Is assuming larger proportions and a  more serious aspect The stiillte Is a  non-union affair, Ibut is expected to  spread to an entire tie up, and in accordance with the edict that went  forth, about four hundred workmen  are idle.  The (building of (the -new double itrack  on the Grand Trunlk main line 'east  of "Whitby, On't., ds proceeding very  rapidly. General Superintendent Mc-  Guigan says the new machinery for  digging through cuttings (is (working  splendidly. It Is due to this (improved  machinery that sucih rapid progress Is  being imade with the nvoiflc.  Over 200 'laborers employed at the  coke ovens of the 'Dominion. Iron and  Steel Company, at Sydney, N. iS., went  out on strike last week, and the ovens  are mow .being run iby bosses and Jialf  a dozen -estra men. A few Ways ago  the men asked for an (Increase In  wages. They -were getting from $1.35  to *1.E0 per day, and they asked for  $1.75 on week days and $2 on Sundays.  Their request was not complied with,  So .they decided to strike. The strike  will do considerable damage unless  speedily settled.  Vnncouvcr div   fl0,012  $1(1,115  *  373  Victoria (Mr    7,'.U6  H,1T2  226  Westminster dlv...  7,1'JO  7,216  Lighting���  Viincoiivtir dlv   t 7,151  8,4(0  1,292  Victoria iliv   2,085  4,081!  1,401  I'olttl gross earnings  :i5,:so-  aa,:i:��  3,028  Working expense:,.  23,70-1  _!I,-2M1  576  Net cimiings   11,0011  14,0.V.  2,452  Aggregate       gross  etiriiingb    ��� from  April lot to Juno  105,0__S  111,322  8,306  Vggregate net earn  ings   irom  April  1st to June Mi..  37,770  38,050  277  Gold Seal Canadian Eye ib Seagram's  Grand Old Eye. Only, 50c bottle. Gold  Seal Liquor Company.  For the next 30 days you enn get a suit at  your own price at  THE   ACME  To Introduce our new system of tailoring before our Fall Stool: arrives.  21 Georgia St. c'. I. Holland, Cutter,  fruit Season!  This is the time of the year you  ' need Preserving Kettles, Fruit  Presses, etc., so you would do  well to call and see our prices  before buying.  song 'called "Home -Sweet Home!"  which lie had often admired for its  touchingeimplicity and exquisite pathos.  It was so apprbpriale to the subject, as  describing so well the happiness of domestic enjoyment, and, by analogy and  anticipation, tlie happiness of heaven,  that, although he could not sing it to  them, yet he would take the liberty of  repeating a verse of two of it.'"Accordingly he began:  ���Mid "pleasures' and palaces, though we may  roam,  Be it ever to humble, there's no place like  home;  A charm from the skies seems to hallow us  there,  Which, search through the world, is ne'er met  with'elsewhere. '  THE STREET RAILWATMEN.  The Street Railwaymen's union held  a successful meetiing last Saturday  night. President Dickie occupied the  chair. Manager Buntzen and Traffic  Superintendent Rannie were present  wilth the men. They listened to those  wlio had opinions or suggestions regarding some proposed changes in the  operation of tlhe line, and more particularly the conductors who could  recommend any plan iby which the  "kl'titles" * (fare boxes) could" not J be  stolen._Seiv(eral_suggestions_were_m!ide,  but one was Hnailly voted upon to be  given a trial. It Is thought that tills  will (prove to be a success.  (Mr. Buntzen and Mr. Rannie were  (pleased to attend the meeting, and the  members of the union aipjweolated their  (presence .very imueh^The popular manager Is proud of his large and efficient  staff. He is held iln luigh esteem,by  his men. Such good feeling between  employer and employed' is a' rarety In  these troublous times between .capital  and labor.  PEOPLE SHOULD KXOW  That we ha .e a Council oi "business" men  Thnt we hnve "business" men who will tnke  no counsel.  That our nldcrmen are afllicted with alder-  pest���big heads.  That big heads are easily cracked.  That the coming duke cannot prevent this  rosult.  Thnt our city fathers require no honors.  That they are already benighted.  That they require the light of knowledge.  That Aid.. Woods got J10U out of the City  purse.  That It was more for Woods than the City.  That Aid. Kcelanda is studying   royal eti-  quette. ,  That he cannot improve or bo more wise.  That the following should be his morning  and evening prayer:  O, would some power the giltie give me, -  To scu myself as others see mc.  That our aldermen are fools in fermentation,  That they give themselves love-powders,  That they gave the people a "show" you read  about.  That the "dancers" admired the aldermen  Thut the aldormen   piped and the ladies  danced. ���  That tho Vancouvor Province in,in its pre  mature dotage.  That'the evening "Bill-poster" is sick after  the show.  That his "Arabian dancers" were beauties.  That they wero \ ery modest creatures.  That they were the very types the Province  delights in. ,  That they are arubs from Rotton Eow.  ,That the Province called it a "seini-rellgious  dance."  That it was an educator���of morals I  That the "evening breeze" should blow its  chanter ln the Streets of Cairo.  . That no woman would dauce to Its tune.  , Thut the Province has a blotch on its pages.  That our uldermcu have beeu spotted in  moie wu>s than one.  That the Juckasses in the show had relatives  in Vancouver. I  That they brayed in unison at the gates of  Cairo.  That $500 fell hy accident from the city purse.  That Vancouver is not too young to learn  who its real friends are.  Eve Si-eaktoyoc.  R. G. BUCHANAN & CO.  Crockery and Housefurnishings,-   <  406 and-408 Westminster Avenue, Vancouver  'Telephone 651.  Western Cartage Co  IV. A. McDoxald  Trucks, Drays and Express  Wagons  for  all  Purposes.  ORDERS TAKEN TOR WOOD AND COAL  Office: 314 Cambie Street.  A. M. TYSON,  WHOLESALE AHD RETAIL DEALEB IN  Fish, Game, Fruit, and,  vegetables.   ���  112 Coedova St. 'Phone 442  BOYS   WANTED.  "While we tiawe no difficulty placing  all our young1 ladles into position, we  are always short ot boys and young,  men. Last February we (had 63 at the  college; last week we Wad to send: out  of town for a young inan, and two positions are still going begging. Traln-  ed boys are always In demand <at good  pay.  The II.B. A.Yogcl Commercial College  P. O. Sox 347. "Vancouver, B. C.  McLennan,  McFeely & Co*  ���WIHOI^HAIiH AND RETAIL! DHAliBRS  INI  SitMJI?avy Hardware  ���MAIL ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT' AflTnHNrriON.   *  KELLY, DOIJGLA& ��> CO.  WHOLESALE GROCERS,  Cordova and Water Streets,   -   Vancouver, B. C.  * <  [|5ir Headquarters for  Domestic and Im-:  ported Ciqars and Smoking Sundries.  MG SHOE SALE  Is now on.   All goods at Half -Price for  ONE WEEK.  I  j WOU'LL be pleased to know that you can get  " S1AWES �� MATS fOR $3  | right hero in Vancouver now.   No necessity lor sending away lor them.   We are  LII       ....      ck____,_  I at exactly the same price as Ihey are sold in the United States.  J the sole agents for these famoua hats.   Wo'havo them Tn three styles���the Derby  I shapes and the Fedora ln high and low crowns���ln black only.  And we sell them  JOHNSTON, KERfOOT if* CO.  Vancouver's Big Clothiers,  Hatters and Metis's Furnishers,  104-6 CORDOVA STREET,  VANCOUVER.  Trunk Store 127 Hastings St., tibh. Wm. Ralph's.  Home, home; sweet, sweet home I  Thore's no place like home I  Thoro'a no placo'llk'e home!  .  THE I. T. V.  A dispatch from Blrtnlnghatm, Ala.,  says ait Tuesday's session ot the 47th  annual convention 6t .thetfnternlaitilonal  Typographical Union; President Lynch  xXMtomitted a supplementary report that  Joint ownership of the label Is a legal  ���rtpossibdllty. In view of the recent  criticism of tho, tJtaXta of the printers'  txome at Colorado Springs, Colo., Pre-rf-  SOCIHTIES RE-UNION.  A re-union celebration of all the  fraternal societies ot tho Province will  be held ln this dty-on Saturday, Au-  truat 24th. An etalborato programme  lias been prepared. It comprises a  grand procession ln .the morning, 'in  the afternoon field and aquatic sport*  will,be, held,  cade.  ?t'  ; J. O.. Ure, secretary^ Ar-  Drink Bed Cross Beer, the beer that's  Sure, 75c pints, $1.50 doz. quarts. Gold  peal Liquor Co., 746 Pender street.  Now, gentlemen, here is the shop io  get your hair cut to suit you: Corner  Cambie and Cordova.   C. Ellis.  Telephone 1���2���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace livery  stable*., ���   .   -.  " NO HOPE."  The Railroad year was waning last,  " C. P. R. waB guy."  When towards Hope hills summit passed,  " C. P. It.'s old way."  A servant old and tried and gray,  Advised heioruhund what te buy.  .    " (.. P. K. will pay."  Schooled In the boodlers old device,  "C. P. ll.'tjold jay."  Thoul't iind a puss of cliffs and ico,  " C. P. It. allway."  Nor seek the easier gradients which,  | Will break this everlasting hitch.  " O.' P. K. will pay."  ���Let people call you what they will,---   " C. P. K. will say,"  You'll have the " Coal King " with you still,  "C. P.K.'sback slay."  And " Will " and " Jim " and " Baby Dick,"  Will surely countenance the trick.  " C. P. R. will pay.',  The people are not in this race,  " C. P. R.'a delay."   ���  They're pulling on another trace,  " C. P. It. nay nay."  And doubt not "Dave" aud poor old "Jack"  Will stoutly aland behlud your back,  "C. P. B. doth pay."  Ho now old man; don't throw us down,  11C. P. K. won't pay."  OrtleorgoMiL. wllUn us frown,  "C. V. R. look gray."  Aud we'll be ousted Irom this lap  And drluk no moro tbe goldeu pap,  "Tho C. P. E. will pay."  ���The Himllkaiacon Star.  Hardie & Thompson  Marine and General ���==.  Consulting Mcelianieal Engineers  620 Cokdova St. W., Vanccuvbb, B. C. Tbl. 76  Patentees and designers of the Hardie-  Thompson water tube boiler, ,now high  speed reversing engines,- and ��� special  machinery in light sections for mincB.  Pkopellebs Desioned. ��� Engines Indicated ani  Adjusted.  Sole agents in B. C. and N. W. Territories lor  tbe United Flexible Metallic Tubing Co., Ltd  London, ling.        '   '  Snorting Goodst  THE QUALITY*^  Of our goods does not need advertising. -It is well known. Prices are  moderate.^ .  ���   MONTREAL BAKERY  WKSTMINSTER lnvKN'UK.  TENNIS, CRICKET, CROQUET,  HAMMOCKS, FISHING TACKLE,  BASEBALL, LACROSSE,  ,_    BOXING GLOVES  ,  AND PUNCHING BAGS, ETC.  521  Hastings-  Street.  LAI  _ AT yICT��IIIA, ^SEKT ae  ' Iho Wat  Is' the' new saloon at the corner  of Carrall and Hastings .streets. Case  goods aru the best, and the prices O. K.  Seattle Rainier beer, 5 cents.  If you want a really good rye whisky  at a low price, our SOc rye is it. Gold  Seal Liquor Company, 740 Pender street.  Flint's Dyspepsia Tablets are" guarantied to restore failing'appetite auj  correct, oar kind of ctomooh trouble.  SO e. box.  HeDow-ril, Atklaa, W��t__on  Arlington Hotel  Cordova St. West.  Beadquartera for the engineering trad*  ln Vancouvor. .  CHOICEST"�����S>  Liquors and Cigars  1    FlrsUilass rooms Irom CO cents up. -  ROBT. HUNTLY,   ���   -   PROP  Seymour Streeet,  Under the patronage of His Worship tho Mayor and Board of Aldermen*.*  of the city of Victoria, the Vancouver Trades and Labor Council and' the n  Nanaimo Trades and Labor Council.  Big Trades Procession  In the forenoon, in which tho combined labor forces of Vancouver, Nanaimo"  Victoria, South Wellington and Extension wili tako part. Liberal prizes-  offered for floats.  Sports and Games.  ..   At 1.30 p.m.    a very  lengthy programme of Athletic Sports will comn  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.  4>_P" (SKE PltOOKAM.ME FOR PARTICULARS.)  MASS MEETING IN TltC EVENING  At which the following gentlemen will deliver addressees: Mayor Hay*"  ward; G. R. Maxwell, M. P.; H. Dallas.Helmeken, M. P. P.; Kalph Smith*.  M. P.; Rev. E. S. Rowe; Robt. Macpherson, ex-M. P. P., and others..  The Fifth Regiment and City Bands will furnish-music during the day. -  JOHN LOGG,  Chairman Committee.  J. D. M'NIVEN,.  r;!  , Secretary. Committee*-.  ^ii^^m^msi!SSSl!S^^t>0swgmssiisss  mmassusoassss

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