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 Legislative Llbr-y  Mar. 31)01  TME ROYAL BANK  OF  CANADA  . . SAVINGS, BANK . .  A dvnerai Banking Business  'I Transacted. '   OFFTCES-Hastlngs   Street,  W���  tWctttenlnster Avenue, Vancouver.  !!. 0. FERMAMT L01K ASD  SAVLYGS CO.  Authorized Cupiliil  IlllH  jiyKOroo  Sub<iCril,��il Caplwl    -   -    1,300,'TO  Af��el�� ovrr    -    -    -    -      :>C0,OuO  Head Oflice 321 Cambie Street, Vancouver, 11. C.  VOL. 5.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 1902.  NO  �� A General Tie-up.  1      M, '     ���  San Francisco Street Railway'Employees Out on Strike���  "Not a Passenger' Car Moving���Vehicles Reaping  a   Harvest���Public   in   Sympathy   with-  Strikers���Officials Very Stubborn.  A San Francisco dispatch says that  fie "tie-up ot the street car system op  eratcd by the United railroads of San  XYanclsco is complete. Not a passes  cer car of this company Is moving, but  the United States mail cars are making their customary trips without hindrance or molestation.    All    morning  * long the thoroughfares leading to the  ���business and 'manufacturing centres  tonvo been thronged with pedestrians  aoing to work. Vehicles of all kinds  are being pressed into service to carry  passengers, and t'he owners of exprvn  wagons and vans are reaping a harvest? The sympathies of the public  oeem to Joe entirely with the str.-ers,  , ��nd the moral support thus given has  encouraged the strikers to no small de-  agree. They assert their ability.to hold  ���aot indefinitely and express great confidence as to tolie outcome of the walkout. The strikers are -very orderly and  tie only trouble lhat ihas occurred so  lar has' been caused by hoodlums, who,  it Is alleged, are hired by 'the company  for that pu'.-pose._ ��       -' ,  Mayor Sohniltz will exert his good  officescln the matter ana expresses his  Hielict that the strike will not be ot long  duration. The lines of the two independent companies are "being operated.  Mayor > Schmltz    made   an effort to  bring the officials of the railroad and a  committee of strikers together, but was  unable to do so, the railroad people refusing to consult with the strikers'  committee. The mayor will continue  his efforts to bring the opposing forces  together. The eastern representatives  of the Baltimore syndicate are In ccii-  munication with the local railway officials and each move ot the strikers is  reported by telegraph to the eastern  owners of' the car system. It is understood that nonaction toward a settlement of tlhe difficulty will be taken  by the officials here until word to that  effect comes from the east.  It ip possible an attempt will be made  to place men brought there from Chicago and other eastern points. Should  this be done the strikers say they will  not Interfere, but arc confident that the  public will not permit a single car  manned 'by imported labor to run.  It is estimated that the ' Baltimore  syndicate, whioh Oowns Uhe United  Railways, is sustaining a, loss of between $10,00) and $15,000 a day because  of the strike, and that If It continues  for a nionbh they will be cut ovcr $1,-  000,000. The situation may be summarized by stating that the strikers are  confident, the city peaceful and the  railroad officials reticent ana 'stubborn.  recognized that It was dealing with  conditions, not theories, and therefore  eliminated the mlllentum dawn features which so frequently ihandlcaip a  good movement by iweHghtlng down Its  platform with Utopian Ideals that are  not present-day priretlcajbllltles.���Sandon Paystreak.  A new craft has been launched upon  the troubled political waters of this  province. The organization of the  Provincial Progressive Party as representing the political alms of organized  labor in British Columbia marks a very  Important change in provincial politic*.  Heretofore organized labor has put  forward no concerted effort In the direction of Influencing legislation at  Victoria, or of controlling the admlnlS'  tration of'ihe province. As a result of  the deliberations of tihe convention just  closed anew era'has been Inaugurated,  in which organized labor co-operating  ln support of common principles will  exercise a potent effect in provincial  elections.' Wheather or not this new  Influence In provincial (politics will  work for good or evil may best be  Judged, so far as it is possible to express any opinion on the subject at  this time, by perusal of the platform  adopted, and of the resolutions supplementing that .platform. It will be  noted that the .platform is conspicuously free from anything ot the nature of  class legislation.' No attempt has been  made to force to the fiont legislation  flamed for the purpose of benefitting  organized labor at the expen'se of employers. "Whilst several of the ��� reforms advocated arc distinctly radical  in their tendency, their application  would be general and the benellts, or  otherwise, to accrue tfiorefrom would  be for the" whole people.���Kamloops  Sentinel.  GOVERNMENT SMELTERS  Opinions Frankly Expressed by the' Press of the Province  as to the Formation'of the Political Party.  ���Tlhe recent con-ventUm of the,Labor  ���party lias adopted a splendid platform.  lit is to be hoped that the best Judgment may prevail in carrying out the  same Legislation moist not oiut-  i-uii public opinion too fur, else a panic  ���will result that would shatter the  TaiiUi of tlie most ardent In 'the Labor  ���party platform as a means of ushering  In an Etopian reign 'Of prosperity and  ���happiness. Let the sober mind prevail  and In our effort-* to become "broad"  forbid thait we should become narrow.  ���Mount Pleasant Advocate (Vancouver). '  Kamloops presented a more animated  appearance than usual uhls week owing  to the fact that the labor convention  was holding Its flrst sitting here. Red  ���badges were to be observed everywhere, and groups of the .. delegates  -could generally be seen outside Haven's hall enjoying a quite 'discussion.  ,ClVe do not pretend to 'know wihat bear-  Swg their efforts will 'have, upon .the  3>ulttlcs of the country, whether prejudicial or otherwise, but Judging from  the unobtrusive, businesslike manner  in wihlclh" they have carried on their  ���meetings" it is evident that they are  thoroughly In earnest and 'determined  to bring their views to the, front  Kamloops Standard..  foreshadowed.    One* striking  and  ad  vanced step has been taken, in adopt  ing the jila'rik of woman suffrage.   The  convention ls acting ���with great judgment and the result -will 'be euch as to  ���, f  cnaure harmonious and  united action  throughout the iprovince by all the  disciples ,of 'advanced thought.���Siocan  Drill.  ������It-la-said���that-tlie-inajority of���the  -delegates to the reform convention at  Kamloops were socialists, and while  we have never niade any pretention to  ���socialism���we 'frankly '/confess . our  hearty approval of the principles ex-  pressed by the platform which wan  ndoptcd. Most of the planks are quite  beyond criticism, not even open to the  ���charge ot ibeing visionary,' and Impracticable. ' They present In concise, nnd  compact form the faith of the bulk of  tlie workingmen,of British Columbia on  practical political questions, and. are  certainly a credit not only to the  erorklngmen themselves, but nilso to the  -Intelligence and prudence of the dele-  Kates who framed , them.���Nanalmo  Herald. ' . C  What ..news v has .percolated' thiough  *rt>m Kamloops, bears out-the forecast  made of, the; success. Of the. labor and  reform convention held there this,week.  SSvery'part'of the prpvince," excepting  ���Hie remote ^northern/ districts, ,ia; repre-  /���ented* 66" delegates having been 'in "attendance    on v Tuesday; ^At    present  The programme of Hie Labor pam  drawn up at the Kamloops convention  last wedk Is one whfch Is <bound tb attract considerable attention. This is  the first time that an attempt has been  made to organize a labor party for the  province. Lalbor candidates .���c'have fun  In Isolated 'constituencies on 'platforms  wliich carried little weight as being  merely the expresskrin of -opinion of the  labor party of single ridings here and  there. Now we have a -clear cut manifesto representing the demands of the  party throughout the province. If in  lmwer these are the measures wihlch  they will carry. If in opposition still  these are their aims. The platform ls  a radical one. Otlier platforms have  also contained radical planks. Tlie'difference in this ctu,e is that the radicalism Is sincere. At the same time th*  platform is a sober and reasonable one.  And It ls open to question whether an  administration which coupled some  suuh programme as this with a hearty  effort-to-develop-the-s-esburccs-cf-tttie  province, would not dill the bill at least  ii  as well .as the "business" governments  which hnve been falling down all over  the place ln the effort to run our affairs, for the past few years.���Revelstoke Hernkl.  ���Tlie name adopted for the new  inovonient Is the Provincial Progressive P'li-ty, The name Is good. The  partv henceforth will not be restricted  to trades unions und socialist bodies  for Its Hiipport, but will be broad  enough In Its principles und motives to  afford common ground for everyone  who aims to shut off the land-grabbing,  moimiKjIy giving, law-breaking aggregation of grafters which now- masquerade us a goveimr.ent in B. C, und substitute-instead a legislature of level-  re ��� ded, public-spirited men who will  ci,-. duct public, business for the boneilt  or tihe public. Ti.en we ��� will have  stable, progressive government. The  part}-starts off,on a good footing.- No  other political party ln"B."C.'ls so  thoroughly  organized    as    the    labor  The i labor convention at 'Kamloops  has done nothing of immediate concern.  The result from particular actions taken depends upon the general feeling  and conviction of organized labor in  the province. The convention was representative, so far as districts and  sections of Uie province are concerned.  The representatives have acted, and it  lemalns to be' seen wihcther their actions will meet with general approva,  or not. The little tilts between tho  straight socialists and trade unionists  will make both sides a little wiser  without   hurting   either  'one   or   Ulta  other.   The platform Is not entliely do-  qi  void of sectional  planks,  neither cm  It be .taken as a finished structure.  However, on the .whole it is good  enough to stand criticism. Organization and funds are now needed. It Is  one thing to oiganize a trade union and  another tiling to organize a political  party. In some parts of the province  trade unions aro in a position to go into politics as trade unions. In other  parts they are not.j A large percentage  of trade unionists will not voluntarily  joln a labor party and contribute to a  maintenance fund. To make membership compulsory wiuld raise ructions  with trade unions. Education seems  the only means to the end. Will the  new party accomplish this desirable  end?���T. H, Twigg in Victoria Colonist.  THK HASTINGS TRACK.  The^ prospects of the Vancouver  Jockey club for the coming season was  never brighter. The Independent was  out at the tiack the other day and  found that the track and surroundings  were In good shape. In fact the Hastings-track��� will���ranW-fmvornibly���with  nny In the Pacific Northwest.  That well-known horseman. W. H.  Clanbutt, Is there with his line stallion,  McLllley. McLllley (14,065) Is 10 hands  high; foaled Aug. 17, 1890, nt the Ze-.  dulln -Stock Farm, Georgetown, Kentucky. Sired by Bonnie McGregor,  B,778; record-2:13 1-2, McLllley is a  handsome dark bay, of (high form, line  stylo and 'finish, beautiful head and  neck, mane nnd titf 1. clcnu limbs, pure  gulled and a natural trotter, nnd  speedy at that. He can ics the blood  of some of the greatest race horses the  world has ever known. It will well  repay any lover of iflne horses to see  this horse.  Anotlhcr excellent specimen . is the  three-year old colt, Mack Jaok, sired  by McLllley, darned by SapoIIo, the  well known mare of the sonp manufacturers of ohnt name. He ls a dark (bay,  with- three white feet, aud ls entered  ln the 2:4fll class in.the 24th of May  meet ,    ��� <  One of the most progressive steps  taken by the Kamloops convention was  to declare for government smelters and  refineries. To the people ot tlie.iPucillu  const this large question ls not thoroughly understood, although lt lsrone  of great Importance to them, Vancouver especially, as this city must surely  In the natural course of things secure  the establishment of ithe refinery with  In Its limits.  In the Siocan country and East  Kootenay this is a question of paramount importance���In fact a case of  life and death. As brought out ln the  debate at Kamloops the matter stands  thusly: On January 1st, 1901, the American smelter trust, persuant to an arrangement with the G. P. R., Trail  smelter, and other interested parties,  withdrew from the ore-purchasing  market in the Siocan, leaving it in the  hands of Trail, Hall Mines, Everett  and Selby smelters. The clrcuiiistanci��  which lead up to this withdrawal and  the objects in view are numerous, and  would take a very lengthy article to  set out; we will touch only briefly on  the American lead trust's side of the  case iirst.  Tiie price charged for lead in the  United States by the lead trust lias  been for a long time $-1.37 1-2 a hundred.' The price paid to the Coeur  d'Alene mine owners, previous to January 1, 1002, was $4 a hundred for lead  In ore. The trust sought to cut this  pi ice, and by withdrawing their ore.  buyers from the 'Siocan on Januaiy 1,  1901, they made It possible to effect the  cut which took place on January 1,  1002, ���'  When the lead trust withdrew and  the IVail,   Selby, , Everett  and    Hall  Mines smelters became masters of the  situation they formed what might be  termed smelter trust No. ��.'   This No.  2 trust immediately changed the basis  of settlement   from  New  York    price,  less''duty,   to-'the  London    price, 'less  freight.   The duty on raw lead entering the  United States is $1.50 a bundled, so that the Siocan. mine owner  ipievious   to   January 1, 1901,   received  S2.O0 a hundred.   The London price, according to present market quotations,  Is   ��11 9s. 6d. per   Jong    ton of   2,210  pounds.    Figured   In  Canadian  money  this equals   about    $2.40    a    huudred.  Fiom this $2.-10 the smelters deducted  II a hundred ifor freight to London, so  that the mine owners now- get $1.10 a  hundred for their lead  in  ore.    Over  and above this, of course, the regulai  charge for freight to the smelter and  treatment there Is charged.  This latter  freight  and    treatment    charge    run-i  from $11 ;to -$20 a ton, accoiding ito the  value ot the ore.    Ta'king $15 as the  general average, and adding the freight  to London price, It will be noticed thav,  the smelter and railways have already  gathered   In "CIS  a  ton  to   themselves.  But this Is not all.    A regular deduction of 10  per cent, for    moisture    is  made from the weight of mil ore and  5 per cent. Is deducted from the silver  contents on some other trivial pretext.  Then when the ore contains over 8 per  cent, zinc the smelters charge 50 cents  a unit penalty.    That  is 'to say, ore  carrying 10 por cent, zinc Is .penalized  $1; 11 per cent., $1.50, and so on.  Over  and_above_thls_ the_sme4ter_holdB. out  10 per cent, of the final net icturns for  90 days, to protect themselves against  fluctuation between the time that the  ore arrives In their yards and the time  on  which  they dispose of it.   Adding  all  these  together,' the    total    chaign  ngulnst  an  average sample  of Slocnn  silver-lead ore will run between tl3 and  $50 a ton.  The most ninnlfe.it Injustice In this  exorbqllnnt charge ls In the case of thill a hundred, which is charged as  freight to London, ll Is.a notorious  fact that the lead docs not go to London. 'Far fiom lt. Trail and Hall  Mines treat it in their smelteis In the  granted for a year ngo, and for which  piotectlon Is now- asked.  The Eveieit und Selby smelters, the  t  Aineiican  parties Intel estcd,  pay 31.30  a hundred on the ' nn- entering the  United State.-. Some of the pmduct of  this ore Is disposed ot in the States at  the New- York pi Ice, which Is now  M.27 1-2, but must of it ls shipped out  to China or Japan. When so shipped  out within CO days the duty ls rebated  by the United States government. The  miners are a unit In favor bf a government smelter and refinery, as everyone should be. Of course, it would cost  a great deal of money to build and op  erate a smelter and refinery, but the  provincial government should, never-  the less, move In the matter and try to  induce the dominion government to  help build lt.     '  FJtOM VICTORIA.  The llrst steps towards organizing a  retail clerks' association will ibe taken  at a meeting to be held in Labor hall  on Monday evening.  Six applications for membership were  read at the meeting of the Painteis  union of Victoria on Monday night.  An effort -will Ibe made to arrange for  a Saturday half-holiday in June, July  and August.  The Bricklayers' union of Victoria  have notified the contractors that eight  hours will constitute a day's work, and  $1.30 a day's wages on and after Juno  1st. Old work must be finished at the  piesent rate.  The^ Tailors' union has declared war  against merchants and others who are  in the haibit of sending east to ihave  theli clothing mad j up. A mivenicii  has Ibeen started that will bring some  of our merchants to their senses.  A meeting of the carpenters of the  city will, be held on Saturday evening  for the purpose of furthering tlhe movement started a short while ago for an  elght-jiour day. The movement is. not  opposed by ilhe contractors, as most of  them are in favor of the shorter work  day. The only question to settle-is  when it, shall become operative. The  carpenters* union Is gaining in niein-  Ibeislilp as a icsult of the present agitation.  A blacksmiths' union was organized  at Victoria on Monday evening,-when  tempoiary officers were elected as follows: President, 'S. A. Virtue; secretary, J. T. Skepsy; local organizers,  James Wood and R. J. Martin; delegates to Uhe Trades and Labor Council, AV. J. Ledlngham and J. MeKonzie.  The union will be affiliated' with the  International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths. The union < will meet again  next Tuesday, when the application for  charter will be signed.  The bricklayers and masons oigan-  ized a union a short while ago with  the following officers: President, T.  T. Russell; secretary, T. H. Stewart:  treasurer, Wm. Boddy; sergeant-at-  arms, E. Short. The union" Is adding  to Its membership at each meeting, and  will soon be one of the strongest Jn  tihe city. Contractors have Ibeen notified by the secretaiy that on and after  June 1st eight hours will constitute a  day's work, and $4.30 a day's pay. Old  work will >be finished at the preiont  rate.  STAY AWAY FROM DAWSOK  Tlie Klondike "Miner, of Dawson,  says:  Every line of labor used In the con-  structlon of the Forks railway Is overcrowded, at present, uud will be all  summer. Carpenters, at least .1)0, c��r��  be  obtained  on 21 Oiours'   notice.  Teamsters, at least 300, are now out'  of work. ;  Construction laborers, at least 2,500g  can be obtained on 48 hours' notice- ,  All these men, whether skilled trades-'  men or laborers, haive endured untold!  hardship during the winter just pass-,  ed; they are mostly deep in, debt now,  and are looking forward to the railway;  construction to get them enough to pult  them out of debt nnd out of the .territory, for since the Treadgold octopus  engulfed our birthright, no more inducement to winter ln tihe Yukon can  be seen. '  The establishment of a ivage of $5  per day and board by unions as the"  going wage for labor in the Yukon,  should not deceive anyone who reads  the s-ame. Five dollars is establishes  as the minimum wage for the territory,  because it is the lowest possible living  wage. Theie are scarcely five per  ecint. of the laborers ln this territory  who would remain here if that wage  was their only Inducement, for the following among otlier reasons:  First���The 'very greatest length ot  time In each year that a luboier can  hope for employment is nine months  and ihe lu-eiage Is much ibelow that  figure. When not ���working, board costs  ?25 per week, running from $20 to t30  per 'week, according to the location in  which you aie forced to stop. While  engaged in seeking work the expenses  amount up to aa higili as ^33 per week,-  in   addition   to  having-  to   walk   many  Sl*IIt AT PHOENIX.  iFor tihe last two weeks or more, says  ithe Phoenix Pioneer, the management  of the Granby mines In thnt camp has  fbeeii-'puttlng every- niiin-iit-work-that  offered himself. This fact has been  spread outside! and every train brings  In more men. The men are employed  largely as muckers und carmen. There  aie machines enough to ibrea'k down  the ore. and they have no trouble In  doing this, but the trouble was to  handle It fast enough nt Hirst, so as to  keep up the shipments of from .10. to 60  cars per day, dividual Into three trains.  There are 430 men on tbe pay roll, and  more will probably toe added.  miles a day and pack your outfit.  Second���The cost of a laboring man's  necef-sities in the Yukon is far more  than the dilCeience of wages in, say  Hutte and the Yukon. The following  Is a shoi t list of prevailing prices'varying according-to'location: Boots. $10 to  $12;-']ubber' boots, $14 to $20; overalls,'  12 'to $4; shirts,- $2.50 to $4; tobacco,  $1.30 to ?2 per pound; cigars, 25 to 50'  cents each; beer, 23 to 50 cents per'  glass, whiskey, etc., 23 to 50 cents per  glass; stage lares, CO cents per mile;  laundry, 23 to -30 cents a piece: tools-  picks, tA and up, shovels-,, ?3 and up,  etc.; lawyer's fees, .all you are worth;,  absolutely no limit.  Do not for a single moment imagine  that $3 is easily obtained for a day's'  work; suoh is not the case. The  bunks, large mercantile companies and  English mining companies, all endeavor  to obtain men at less than the going  wage and as it is only for a s;iort time!  in the spring���that is, the vvashup sea-'  son���that men are scarce, the difficulty  in keeping wages up is easily understood.  Then, wages are in the majority of  instances pnld In gold dust vv hlch runs  from 50 cents to one dollar and a half  less per ounce than what it ls taken  at. namely, .$16 per ounce.  The condition of labor in this territory during the past two years has in-,  deed been deplorable and it is in order  to assist In this object and protect our  'fellow- woikmen on the western coast  of America from falling into a like trap  that this, appeal Is sent,  o   "The Cow Pea," Is the title of tihe  latest pmbllcatioii Issued 'by the Experimental farm of the North Cmollna  Kootenay, and ship the^matte to New;stllte Horticultural vSoclety at South-  York, New Jersey, io be refined, from ei.n,plnes> N. c. Th|��� i^ nent|v  whence It is shipped back to Montreal boum)   und    niUHlnlt(!li   ,n n   ,.ont,Uf  manner discusses the value and uses of  this  Important    crop,    the    cow    pe.i.  There will be a meeting, of the old  writing It is not^kiiow^^-hat will be'party 1n therKootenn}-s.-VThe pfatform i !all>or Party next Wednesday in Union  mm.    . ,.      , . ��u    :.->,..     ��� .      *���'������..''_    A -A i    w --T' ;..',-1���hall.   The delegates to the   Kamloops  ��he 'full .outcome^ the deliberations, (is one which should recommend Itself j convention will report and other busi-  Jbirt Independent" action In poTltJlcs''is to all rcnsnimblc men.   The convention ness will be transacted.  * V'  v%  and sold on our own market. It enters  the United States In bond, and Is re-j  turned to Canada In bond.   In Montreal'  It' fetches io a hundred. So that the'wrlt|n|f to the Superintendent of Ex-  Trail,  Hall (Mines and C.  R  R.,   the j j,erimentai pa.���, Southern-Pines, N.C.  Canadian parties interested,  are buy-i ���    -    ���  rng lead ln ore in the Siocan for $1.40 The electrical workers met as usual  a hundred and soiling Tt In Montre-il list Tuesday night, when there vvas a  for $5 a'hundred. It might be noted ��00<1 attendance of members. Tho.biisi-  ���, ,    , ,,<.-,'.i -    .ness vvas principally of a loutlne n i-  rlght here that this I.s the infant Indus-,it���,.,>_ Job ,itewanl8    bc|nK   appointed  try for which a bonus of $5 a ton was' however.       ,   ��� TH E "S AVO Y7-'   The week just closing saw ninny new,  faces on the stage at the Savoy. What  Maniger James don't know about good  talent isn't worth knowing, ns the fol-  li.-wlng ni Mutes so ably demonstrated:  Eddie Dolnn. Celtic eomedlnn; Beverly,  & Dan vers, society sketch artNu anil  Baroness von TiNe, bnllndlsl. Among  those who were retained from the previous week were: (.'anoil * Nenlly,  C'ella. De I.acy. Minnie Jerome, Ada,  Homily n, Lucille Lyiiton, and A If. J.  James. The programme next weele  piomlses to be n hummer.  At tihe regulnr weekly meeting of the  Central (.'niigrc-galloiial Economic Club,  which ivlll ibe held In Union hull on  next '.Mondny evening, 'J. H. Watson  will rend a paper on Trade-, Unions���  Their Use and' Their Destiny. All  union nnd non-union men are Invited  to attend.   Admission free., i  A meeting of the    expressmen ana  teamsters will be called    some   night  i      .      -     .   i  next-week to organize an expressman's.  and ten nisters' union.   The,(business* Is  -o cut up at present,that, many, of them  �������� roi able ti> emu n living waqe.  ' , - :.,   <i-l i i       ..-i';-',  '     --'i      *     - <���"'���   -;!"li v   * .      )/ '   i  -. ^.  > j  ,   /-  "���  r�� - ',-���������<!���,���,-  ^'^;V: :������;;,  Si ^y��l*Ra*^^V*ur*fl��*,^*S��V��*li1  TIIE INDEPENDENT.  SA/TURDAr' .......APiRIL  2S, IMS  gl -���  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISHED    WEEKLY  IN  THE INTERESTS OF THE MASSES  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  BASEMENT      OF      K1.ACK      HLOCK,  .11 AST! NUS  STREET,   VAN-  COIIVEK. II. C.  Sl.'KSCHirTiOXS  IN   ADVANCK.  A wn-k, S cents: month, 1." cents; ilinc  months, l-i cents; six mouths, 03 cents;  due ,\cnr, si.-5.  ENDORSED UY THE TRADF.S AND  lahoi! L'Oi.'xcn,, thk vanooij-  VK1S    UAIIOIi    PARTY'    AN'D   THE  JJUILDIXt.!  TRADES COUNCIL.  .r^'-'in.  ~"fMi7BCr,  N-i  dlately on his death. "That maltes it  il'.ilic safe, dear boy," he said, without a vestige of a smile on his funereal  Miuiucnancc; "when the subject ot  your icmarks is a corpse no action for  libel can lie." The Vancouver daily  1 ninn ncer don't threaten to. publish  nl'ler death. "Next Issue" Is their lever.  (SATURDAY.  .APRIL   itl. 1302  Down In Au-lralla they set apnil a  national holiday -to pray for ruin, lt  was n red-letter day fur the liiurihes.  Now- soine nf ihe unions arc kicking  over the matter. At n meeting uudei  ihe presidency or .1. I*. Cochrane, the  Sydney L.i burets' Society resolved to  ask payment fur the recent holiday  for prayer. They should come to the  const uf Hritlsh Colunibla. where no  Irrigation Is needed. If thnt won't do,  they can move northward to Toit Es-  slngtnn, where If 120 Inches of rain  yearly don't satisfy them, then they  are past praying for.  The H re "ion .I'-liei for an interview  wilh the Iriio a-id Police loninutuv  when it in-1 last. Tuesday legaidiin! nn  incrcM'-e of wages. This intei view was  promptly denied tliem. In the next  breath the sv.l,-!>/ of the chief of the  fne department un-, raised $-"> a mcnth.  XVe have no objection to th!".. but we  strongly pmt.-'-i ngaiii1-! any civic committee act'ng in a high-h:inil3d and  discouilioii'^   :i'-lii!1"i-  io  any   body   of  iti own  employee*.  i'ii to thiir gnev-  iie m met- is  ihe  .1 sujiei. ir body of  and   othervv ise.   in  cei illy  to   list  I'l'H ci!  citizens,  e ip  by   l it using  ante-     The  civil, employees .-ir:  men,   Intellectually  soinj of  tlio*e    -udileii    un-i.ni->    who  he.pper.  in get   elected   to the council.  The most .vou can cs-pcci fiom a lies '���  a  giunt.    In  converjaiion   Aid.   Wood  has imiinbcd  to bring this niiiipr up  on   Monil ty   night.     Xo  doubt     to   li'  snubbed by the board.  The trades union principle Is founded ilium the bioad basis of human  lights. It sliiiiiis as the mighty protest against nil forms of wrong and  injustice; It Instills courage, manhood,  independence, fraternity; the love for  the good and the true; it lives in the  hearts miu minds of the tollers nnd  must live; it will not d'c.���Ex.  or, but to (he Ihonest prospector. In  days gone by lie who had the .smoothest tongue sold the most claims, but today talk cuts very little lilgure in a  mining deal. The goods must be there  or at least there must be a reasonable  chance of their being there.���Maiy.->  vllle Tilbune.  (Situation Shaky.  If the Canada Noithern bill Is pass-  oil, "Joe" Martin Is responsible. The  fact Is that It might be passed vvith  him voting ngulnst It cuts no Ice In  placing the respims|blllt>. lie has secured the passing of the leillstilhutlon  bill and the life of the government Ik  now In his hands. If he defeats It the  Canada Northern steal will be dead. If  he permits llie government to live ���>  .sullli'Ient number of the .ginfting clement of the opposition may flop over  and the Canada Northern will go  through.���Sandon P.iystrc.ik.  ay*y-99"-99* '99' ��������)�������������>��  f Fashionable   !  t Dress Goods I  costumes    this  The daily pap-is have Wii si  .silent on the evidence prod'ned  the 1 loyal cwi'mi^ion appointed  nng IV  befo.e  lo investigate the ehnigi's piefeired by  Smith Curti.-., M. L. A., agaln-t the  Dunsmuir government and its serine! il-  ous railway deal. Enough eviil��ii-.-e  -was produced there to show that liny  should be hounded fiom power, and  how nny honest man can give them a  vote to retain them in their seats pass-  etih iindeislundlng. Hut. then, political  morality in this province is at a 'ow  ebb.  Tlie speaker of the local legislatuie  is nn expert counter. Probably he bis  acquired thi.s useful ait from a long acquaintance vvith goir or cribbage. The  other day there were only 33 membeis  in the house when a. vote to adjourn  was taken. Seventeen 'voted against  the government's motion and 10 I'or It  Jlr. Speaker's keen eye at once saw 17  on both sides, and gave 'his own casting vote to sustain the government.  Great head.  Thoro is a great deal of talk about  disallowance by the Dominion govor.v  rhent of provincial legislation to prevent the Inllux; of Orientals. There is  but one way to deal with this matter.  That i.s .pass the act and enforce it,  even in the face of Ottawa's disallowance. It would then be up to the Do  minion government to attempt lo stop  the enforcement. There they would  probably stop.  The piovinci.il government seems to  be mighty in almost everything concerning the people. In tho dry belt  .it Kamloops they want irrigation. A  peipetual s-prnjing station might be  lot .tied at the old man's home there,  and ['render Dunsmuir issue an order-  in-ctiuncil for a regular deluge every  unco and a while. ,  Aid. McGuigan says lhat Ihe voting  down of Aid. McQueen's early-closing  resolution on Monday night was certainly a moral victory���inasmuch a*  the "night owls" won't now be compelled to hide themselves from public  filiicc'-  and   the   police.  It is (he independent and self-reliant  -skilled men, who belong to unions, because they have intelligence enough to  .-co thai if orgnnit.ilion i.s helpful to  capitalists and professional men it i*  nlM> good fur Ihe wage-worker.  The Redistribution bill hu.s been assented to and all patriotic citizens  should pray without censing that some  calamity may overtake _ the moribund  outfit in contiol at Victoria.  , Encourage home industry by demanding products that have the union  label, lt is guarantee of good 'goods,  made under sanitary and civilized conditions.  CANADA'S MINERAL PRODUCTION  IN IvOl.  The mineral production of Canada'  during llie yeur 11101, actiirding to the  preliminary statniiienl ot" the geological survey, was valued at $(111,107,031.  or which 5l2,Sai,00O vvas metallic and  "i'ti,2S2,W0 nonnietalllc. The growth is  equivalent to about 8 per cent, over  thai or 1900���a. minor moderate in  crease compared wilh what recent  years have shown. There weie various causes I'or thi.s; a. chop in the gold  pioduct of the Yukon and protracted  labor troubles in British Columbia being among the number. The following  lroni the reconls of the .survey show-  how- the industry has developed: ISSfi.  $10.2J1,:.m; lMIOL $lfi,7G.I,3,->3; 1S.1C. JiL'.r.S-I,-  ;i.1:  1000. Hil,lSS,037. and 1001 SW.407,031.  Gold, as a result or the Yukon discov-  eilcs, occupies the llrst place, wilh $21,-  ���!K!,:!22, or more than a third or ilii-  whole; coal, with a vnliie of Hi.721.122,  comes next. The metallic minerals,  aside rrom gold, show a comparatively  mu ill liguie m the table, all coming  behind building materials In the tot ll  ul their ptoduclic-n. pig iron contributing oiiLv 51.212,11s from the product of  home ore. Some of the branches of  the industry have been established on  a large scale during the past -few  y en i s.  i Ihe   styles   in    costumes    this  1 season aie e\ceeilingly cliarniine;  ��� niul the materials were never so  ��� lieautli'til���clinuy fain ics mo pre-  t dominant���anil nowhere iu U. C.  2 can lie seen a niorc varied anil  X e,\teiisive assort meat of these  T beautiful iiilnics.  I Fur tlio-e vviio wish the licnv-  4> ii-r ^luli' in',- Tailor Costumes wc  4 ..how a  cirhipliiu    stock of this  | class   ui'   woollen   gondii���incluil-  ��� iuu   the handsome nnd ever  popular Tweeds,    (irhclino Cloths,  j   Vend inns,  Ilroailclotlis, Etc., in  i   I lie  newest   shinies.  ��      Oiir    display  of nil  wool  anil  J sill; drenudiiies is another excellent feature. Xie. olTer you a  s|ilenilid selection of these rich  summer fabrics in all sorts of  de-inns��� stripes, checks and  pliiicls, riimjiiie; in price fiom  SI .00 to SI.50 yd.  "By no means eager for the fray.  Mr. Wells moved the adjournment." :s  tlho way the N.-A. puts it. But then  the "1'izer is a. joshcr these exciting  times.  Marconi   says   that    the    post-ofllce  monopoly alone prevented the commercial utilization    of   his    vviieless telegraphy between Great Britain and Tre  land.  If you are trading with working people and wish your prosperity to be  continuous, advertise regularly nnd  without ceasing in The Independent.  The .people of Chicago, by n vote of  1'25,59-i to 2r>,9S7, voted In favor of municipal control of the street railway. Hy  a vote of V>4,11)0 to 19,500. tihey declared  in favor of municipal ownership of the  ��� lighting plants. The'municipal control  principle is gaining ground in all direc-  tlons, and the lenders or political parties should  take  the subject up,  and  _work_o_ut the problem on lines that will  allow of Its early application,  The premier anil some of the other  members of the "brainy" outfit at Victoria had It hot on "Wednesday. Capt.  Tatlow said that Curtis showed up the  government In fine style at 'the Royal  commission. The premier replied In  his usual statesman-like style by calling the captain a "l)ar." The nlA  ladles of Hllllngsg.ite lire out of dnt  now. ���  Evidently the members of the city  council huve not prayed for wisdom as  they were advised to do some time ago.  At any rate their speeches and action*  on ��� the' early closing of  sn loons on Monday night showed  no signs of any answer to prayers.  Another election piomise busted.   Next.  ���Mark Twain once piopsed In Jest <i  literary undertaking to be called The  Obituary. Its plan was to write most  asavagely scurrilous notices of prominent men. The article being put into  type, a proof was to be sent to the  person chiefly concerned, with the intimation that if he "didn't plank down a  , certain sunn the article should' be published   and   widely   circulated   imme-  The editor of the Colonist should take  to oatmeal diet, and rub up his Gaelic  in defence of the government. He can't  do it in Engli-h, you bet yer life.  If mnn Is superior to the dollar, why  nol legislate for man llrst and the dollar second, and who is to blame for  the non-enforcement of this rule?  It Is again proved that the Japanese  are great imitators, for eight of the  largest 'Silk factories ln Japan have  formed a, trust.  GOLD EXPORT.  Not n dollar of gold was sent III February from the United States to Great  many, and only $S00 to Great Britain.  France took $7,7S7,723 out of the fS,-  6t>5,4S0 total shipments. In February  the 'Pacific coast, .for the fir-st trine  since 1S99, was a net exporter of gold.  There was imported, at all Pacific  ports, $602,019 gold, none of which came  rrom Australia. In the same mon Hi  $133,313 gold was shipped 'from San  Francisco, of which $7,12,0)0 went to  Japan. In the same month last year  the Pacific coast Imported $842,173 gold,  Including $300,000 from Australia, and  exported ipractically nothing.  ���  ���>>  !>&r��!>AL��>S  ���  i  ���  ���  f  CORRKCT   PRESS FOR  W0S1BN.  70    Cordova     St.,    Vancouver.  X  9  9  t  9  Fishing Tackle  Rods in Grccnheart, Steel, Split Cane,  l.aneewixkl, Steel Centre. *  Waterproof Oiled Silk, Braided Cotton anil  Linen, and Composition Lines.  Single Action and Multiplying Reels.  Single, Double and Treble Twisted Casts  and Traces.  Wading Trousers, Hrogucs and Stockings.  Gut Hooks, Flies., Fly Books nnd every  accessory to lly Ilshing,  9  527 Hasting* St.  i >����������������������>����������������� �����������������'>'���������������������*>'�������������� ���>����������������  "  mil        a  i>  Mfinufe!  <9^.a>~*.^<$.��~��.4j>t.*��<.<}<>-��--��-t<>-'"l-4'^  Wanted.  WANTED ��� AGENTS ��� Don't forget,  ("The early bird catches the first  worm") vve give you advance Information about Wie best to appear, FItK'0.  Send your address Immediately. J. M.  MacCH-cgor Publishing Co., Box 117,  Vancouver.  Meeting.  F. O. I-:.���V.VNC'OUVBl! AERIE, No. 8,  meets   Wednesday evenings;  visiting  'brethren   welcome,    llert'   Parsons,   XV.  P.; .1. tl. Ure, W. S., Arcade.  I  PUBLISH ��&��'   NOTICE  Owing to our supply of paper running short accounts for the four pages  being published this week instead of  eight.   13otli_the_hlstoricnl_parties_In_Eng-  land   have  been    cruel    adepts  ln  oppressing Labor.���Thorold   Rogers.  Will Dunsmulr go 'Omo to the coron  atlon as premier? 'Pends on Joe Martin.  CURRENT OPINION���ALT,   SORTS.  Another New Industry.  There In one Industry In which Great  Hiilaln holds her own.    It Is a growing one, too.   She makes nil the ping  pong bulls.���.victoria Times.  Going Crazy.  A specialist on mind diseases snys  that the world ir going crazy. We believe hlni since rending the proceedings  of the R. C. legislature.���New Denver  Ledge.  An Organ Grinder Hit This Burg,  The .Siocan Is on the verge of a great  boom. A bum printer hit this oflice on  Wednesday. This Is the flrst harbinger of prosperity we ihn,ve observed  since lead prices went fluey 15'jmonths  ago.���Sandon Paystrfeak.  Passing of "Wild Cats."  The passing of the wild cat Is a matter of rejoicing to not only the lnvest-  The great struggle for 'constitutional  liberty between king and parliament,  begun in 10S7, was ended in Kill), with  the execution of Charles I. Twelve  years. The struggle between James  II. und his people, begun in 10S5, ended  in the final expulsion of the Stuaits in  10SS. Three years. The abolition of  the slave trade begun in 17S5, was ended in 1SOT, a period of 22 years. Catholic emancipation, begun 'by O'Oonncll,  single handed. In 1S01, was ended in  182:i. Twenty-eight years. The abolition of slavery in the British possessions, organized in 1S2.1, vvas ended in  1SS3, a period of ten years. 'Die repeal  or the Corn Laws, begun ln 1S3D, was  ended in 1846. Seven years. American  independence, begun in 17G5, was accomplished In 17S3. Eighteen years,  The abolition of American slavery, begun In 1831, was ended in 1S62, the longest period of nil, but only 31 years.���Ex.  QUIET FOMENTS.  War Is death's feast.���-Proverb.  War Is the sink or all injustice.���  Fielding.  God! Thou art Love! I build my  faith on  thnt.���Browning.  War is the ultimate limitation upon  freedom.���Sir .Iiunes F. Stephen.  War is a gulf that swallows up all  the channels of .plentjv-Voltaire.  War is Ihe worst of all bad things  and man's crowning crime.���llnlley.  Men kill one another for wnnt of  something else lo do.���Clarendon.  All monopolies are robberies, no  matter what lilies you give thein.���Dr.  Wollnston.  The era of emancipation Is near Its  end, thnt of reconstruction lies bnfoit  us.���Gladstone.    .  War Is the meeting place of all the  woes of human life, and, however victorious, ��i heavy Judgment even upen  the victors.���Lmthardt.  There is but one class of men to be  trembled at, and that is the stupid  class, the class that cannot see; who,  alas, are mainly those that will- not  see.���Carlyle.    .  - AT THE ANTIPODES.  (From the Sydney Worker.)  A deputation from the Labor Council,"  P.lj.K, and L.abor Tarty recently  waited on the Premier with  regard to the unemployed-! question.  The government will create now public  works.. I  The Australasian Society of Engineers has-reglstered under the act, and  appointed Mr. J. Cooksloy as delegate.  .Messrs. Ould, Burridge and Pallet  have been elected by the Boot Trades  union to form a Boot Trades council.  O'SulIlvan has ordered the ventilation of the government stonemasons'  sheds at Pyrmont.  Recently the 40 coal-lumpers employed on the Canadian liner, Aorangi,  caine out on strike because the vessei  had been partially coaled by yardmen  who -were non-unionists. They stale  thnt union labor has hitherto been recognized in the bunker trade of the  port. Attorney-General Wise saw the  employers, v Registrar Addison saw-  Secretary Herbert of the lumpers, and  on advices arriving from New Zealand  recognizing the conditions of , union  labor only, the men went back to work.  ���Minister O'Sullivan has agreed to the  request of the Tip Carters' union for  lis. per day, provided that they remove 15 loads for (ive days and seven  On Saturdays���a total of S2- per week.  According to Secretary J. H. King,  the Vnnmen's union has a membership  of 2,100. They are organizing a com  inlttce to take action against the un  IlocnscoV-mcn-who-Jump-tlieir-Jobs.   Th'e Sydney Labor Council recently  received a letter from the secretary ol  the Goldllelds Trades and Lnbor Coun;  ell. Kalgoorlle, stating that woik  there, both for skilled nnd unskilled  labor, wns In a bad state. The letter  was received, and It was decided to  Inform the Kalgoorlle Labor Council  that a similar condition ot things cxs  Isted at the present time In Sydney.  A resident of Thursday Island wrote  that he had noticed that a deputation  fiom the United Labor Union had waited on the Sydney Lnbor Council, informing the latter body that there were  4,037 unemployed in Sydney. He asked  If the council vvas aware that the shelling and pen 11 Industry vvas carrle4 on  at .Thursday Island ln a.climate which  was the same In Sydney now. Theie  was a population of 1,500, half of whom  were Europeans, and the other hnlf  aliens ot almost all nationalities, ln  addition to this number, there were  fully 2,000 afloat in the shelling boatB.  The value In London of the shells produced during last year amounted to  ��1B,000, and the estimated value of  pearls obtained a further ��30,000.  ' n day���a month, Is the common excuse. It was what the captain  of a vessel said���on returning from the voyage, he ���would Insure. But  he never came back. The vessel was -wneaTfed; he was lost; his family  was stranded,  too,  financially, toy his procrastination.  No othor time is equal to the present moment for Life Insurance ln _ ,  cost and opportunity, and no policies   sunpass   those   of   the    Union  Mutual In privileges and values.  (Details sent^free.  Union Mutuaj Life InsuranceCo  PORTLAND, MAINE. Incorporated 1848.  Call or write for particulars and plans  Head Office : 419 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  J. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager. '  9  it  NINEHS' AND LOGGERS'  , Parties going north or into the woods for logging purposes, if they  consult their own comfort or consider the question of economy, will call  nnd inspect our stock of supplies, which is the largest and most econ-  omlcaly pi Iced quality considered) in the city.  AVe enumerate a few of the articles, such a s Grey and Scarlet  Ulankets, in medium and heavy weight; Robes, medium' and heavy  .*'weight; Underwear and Shirts, union label Overalls and Jumpers,  Leather Suspenders and -Working Gloves, from 23c, per pair upward. In  fact, everything necessary for- the comfort of prospector, miner or  working'man'can be found in   our large store.  iCLLBB   &   STEWART,  Telephone 702. ,, 160 Cordova Street.  NOTICE.  'Notice i.s hereby given to-1  contractors and others tliat  the building trades of Vancouver have adopted the  card system among its members, to take.effect on May  1st next.  A. J. MORTJMORE,  Secretary   Building" Trades  Council..  Vancouver, April 4, 1902.  Gold Seal Canadian Rye is Seagram's  Granil Old Rye. Only, ,50c bottle. Gold  Seal Liquor Company.  If you want a really good rye whiBky  at a low price, our .50c rye is ir. Gold  S.eul Liquor Company, 740 Pender street.  For stomach trouble of any kind take  Flint's Dyspepsia Tablets. They cure  or you get your money back. Gttc boK.  McDowell, Atkins, Watson Co.  Drink Red Cross Beer, the beer that's  pure, 75c pints, $1.50 doz.qnarta. Gold  Seal LiquoFCo., 740 Pender street.  THERE IS  of Fire or "Injury to  -  Health when you use  the "  The price, is now  such that almost ev-'  , erybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office of  11 EM Ei. ci.  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  Telephone 1���3���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J.-J. Sparrow, Palace livery  stables.  Convalescents need Eisen Port���"the  builder up ol the weak"���SOc bottle.  Gold Seal Liquor Co., 740 Ponder Btreet.  PARIS ORBEN. HELLEBORE  AND WHALB OIL SOAP for tb* extermination of the CUT WORM and  other lnaect>���for sale by the McDowell, Atlclns, Watson Octnpcny, Tb*  Druggists, Vancouver.  Subscribe  for the  AdT��rtlM in Tb* IndepeixSiot.  $!.23Jjer Year  Box 644.  Work*  Imgwrtera and BottIer&  GORE AVE.   'PHONE 783.  80LE AGENTS. BATtimOAY AHRIL   26, 1302  THE INDEPENDENT.  ~*\  . II. A. URQUIUttT,-  Hardware,  Stoves,   Ranges   Etc.  35  Hastings Street Cast.  PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY  Hy Smoking  |'"Kurtz's Own/' "Kurtz's Pioneers," "Spanish Blossom"  ��� i  They are the best in the hind ami made liy  Union Lubor in  KURTZ & CO.'S PIONEER .CIGAR FACTORY  8.      ....      . VANCOUVER, B. C.  fg. j��ff~Cttll for tlieni nnd seo that you get them. '  �����wooegsgftdgo��g^i)>8oacoco^80<OcMioc>o''g'>g9t8ao  -TIIE CIVIC SOMAS.  .'A full board vvas present at (Monday  night's meeting of ohe city council.  The Telephone company wrote Unit  tho city council could have their  'jihones for $3 apiece a month, beginning May 1st.  J. T.jLuscombe wrote that he recently lost a ivaluable horse through it getting into the stieet car track on Granville street bridge, which ���would not, he  alleged, have happened had the approach been guarded by a, gate, which  he thought should Ue placed theie.  .Messrs. Taylor, Brad'buin & Innen  wrote, claiming $3,000 damages on ne-  half ol D. P. 'Mills, on a charge of assault and ticspass, allegedly committed  iby the city health officer on Maich 15th  and Ifith last. liefer!ed to the city solicitor.  The chief of police wrote that all  houses iholdmg licenses had complied  with the law dining the past month.  .Filed.     <  Aid. Cook asked i,f the following  ���clause in the 'Health committee's report iv .is very seiious: "Prom W. II.  Cleator, secretaiy of Pliiiiibeis' union.  No. 170, stating that boys weie doing  (plumbing woik who had not passed the  examination. ' Resolved���That the  health Inspector be Instructed to enforce Wie by-law and to piosecute all  offenders."  Aid. McGuigan���Nobody but journeymen aie wanted.' '  Aid. Cook���How are boys going to  learn tlheir trade If they are prevented  fiom workinir?  'Health Inspector Marrlon said that  ' a, large portion of the -work ln the city  was done by' boys Instead of Journeymen. 'It was, dllllcult for him to discriminate between apprentices,1 jour-  neymont or Imprmers. There were two  classes at the examinations. The complaint made vvas against allowing boys  to work and journeymen go idle. The  by-law says that plumbers must take  out certificates. Very few have done  that. In the city 13 shops represented  24 master plumlbers. In order to enforce the law he must have/the assistance of the Journeymen. If the coun-  , .ell will give him permission notices will  be Issued Immediately to all journeymen that the law must be compiled  with.  Aid. Cook���Tliat Is a very dangerous  -clause; Indeed.  Aid.  McGuigan^-What's dangerous  Aid. Cook���Why, young men will be  barred from learning their trade.    "It  may ihe true that too many men are in  the  trade,  but  then  the  boys cannot  .  1)2 discriminated  against ia. favor of  '.the men." '  "Md. McGuigan said that tihe Inspector was bound to carry out the la.w.  "We have had some scenes nt our committee meetings over the^ men-enforcement of the' by-law. We want to Instruct and) back up the Inspector In  - carrylng-out -the_law���-It"ls_contfary  to the law- .for apprentices to do the  work."  Aid. Bethune said that one apprentice to each journeyman vvas allowed,  -then why should It be six boys to ono  -man?  Aid. Foreman knew of a' number of  "Oases where boyN.were sent out to do  the work-' without Journeymen going  lalong with tliem. ..It was right enough  :i'or a Journeyman io tuke a boy along,  but this privilege was abused.  The roport vva* adopted, Aid. Wylie  vollng against."'  grass on the lot ibeslde the city hall,  and supposed that this must bo paid.  The duties of the caretaker should lie  defined. If one party spent an hour or  so extia work he ehaiged $10 for It.  This kind of thing must *top, and the  alderman from ward four moved that  this clause be lefeired back to the  committee to be drawn up and put In  ���proper shape.  Aid. Wylie seconded the motion.  'Aid. Woods���"TUial's a very trivial  matter, indeed, to talk] about." illc-re  was a man who had ibeen employed In  the .seivice of the city since its incoi-  poratioii. The caretaker's job was the  meanest in the Cily hall. Mr. 'toman?  had always been mosl willing- to do  what ho wnfTtold to, andih.id not a=ked  for'this pioposed lneie.ise, though he  vvas cnlitlcd to If. (Applause Horn tht.  audience.)  Aid. Wild'���The Finance commute?  has nothliis to do with the maitc-i.  Aid. McQueen m lejily to Aid. Biovvn  said' that it was the duty of ihe caie-  taker to cut the gi.iss.  iMotlon to adopt the lopon was  carried.  ine ���whiskey,  cither.   The doctor said  that he had; 'been; around among the  hotels at all hours of the night for a  good many years, and.he had observed  that tihe great bulk of whiskey dranli  ���was  between  the  hours of 9  and  11  P.  ni.    It was particularly  noticeable  that the class of patrons of the day  trade vvas different from that of nl��hi. |  \He did not think that (here were very  many married men who visited the saloon after G p. m.   He would not ae-  cu.ie them, of thnt.   Those that usually  ���visited the bars at nlphtc were of the  floating population, nnd with  tihcm it  ���was not always a question of drinking  'tha: they Old so, ibut because they had  no place else to go.   Ilegurdiiig the Impoi tance  of  petitions    on  the    liquor  question, he had noticed that one with  over .'I.OUO.000 names had been presented  to congivss, and on the authority of  Lyman Abbott he contended that under Wie circumstances he did not think  the plebiscite amounted    to anything,  as large numbers were compelled to go  on the side of prohibition against their  better judgment.    Vancouver was an  exceptloivil plnce, as its citizens were  most law-abiding.    He    therefore    did  not want to see too many laws, because  worthy citizens might in a moment of  weakness   be  Induced   to'  brcalk:   them.  Regarding the contention that the hotel  was the    v.vnkingnian's    club���not  ' home,"  as suggested iby one  of  the  nldeiinen��� he held that by closing them  the poor man was thrown out into the  stieet, but the rich inan was allowed  the   privilege  of getting    his    refreshments at his well furnished club. There  weie exceptional cases, however.,when  t'he closing-; of' saloons at an, early ihoiii-  vv ould do s.qoc'i.',biit!;ih a 'general* way it  would work-a;hardship, i.ii-i'yix,:- -[��� 7:7  ^"64G, 'If no time Is lost iby sickness. In  (jj^ Minie way it wall be found that the  m'tilth, "ll wl" l)e h'Sher than *>360, as  at TWfHt.vw'1, *" the chlef ,,,eilt of the  prouo.*MV'i(o- "11U " abo"sneB 'tne present  small i.iN'L.iii.V''' thffit have to te tontln-  uou.s f<���- ,.|gJrtr ,vears before thc mnx'-  iiiuii. Is reached'. \tembe,'s ��f u'�� P���>-  cut staff will, lmve tlle 0Ptlo�� of *-���"���"��"  lng to the new condition's ,'��r ranaInI��U  under the condition�� In for��"e at Ulls  time. '  Until the full details of the ,'iroposaY  are explained to the houw by the .postmaster-general it is only guess work  io <ay vvluit amount of improvcmi'iit  has been effected or how much moie fv  necessary.  p. o: x.~x,nac  ���PHONE 179.  rj. McMillan & Co.,  ;   Wholesale Agents fob  TUCKET CIGAR CO. UNION LABEL CIGARS I  Brandsi  MONOGRAM,., MARGDERITA, BOUQUET,  OUE SPECIAL, EL JUSTILLO,'  EL COXDOR, SARA.NTIZADOS, SCHILLER,  Corner Aloiandcr Stffct and Columbia Ateuue, Vancouver, S. 0.  Under the head of geneial business  Aid. McQueen brought up the matter  or the,baud gr-nt, and picseutcd a letter trom Uhe officer commanding the  Sixth 13. O. C. Rules, asking for a ic-  consideiatlon of the matter, and foi the  giant to be Inci cased from $4C0 to <G00.  Colonel Woisnop pointed out that the  band now niimbeivd 24 Instruments,  and seveial moie were being trained,  also that the only direct contribution  made to tihe militia by the city was  through ' this grant. Iteferred to the  Finance committee.  Aid. McQueen moved Che second"  leading ofthe by-law to negulate the  closing of saloons and licensed premises each night. He made a veiy long  speech and said that In committee he  would change the hour to 12.30 a. in.*,  instead of 11 tp^ m.  Aid. Wood, opposed the iby-law and  icferred to Aid. .McQueen's speech as a  "temperance Iectuie."  Aid. Biow-n and Bethune spoke in favor of the pioposed by-law as It would  be when amended.  Aid. McGulgnu did not regaid the  question as one of public morality, hut  or, public policy.    .    '  Aid. Wylie supported Aid. McQueen  and said thnt he would" as chairman of  the police committee enforce the lawfully.  Aid. Cook vvaiitecl thc matter to stand  over. After some more talk the by-law  to close saloons from 11 p. m. until  6 a. m. each night in the week, was  defeated on its second leading, by a  vote of 0 to 4.  Ayes���Aid. McQueen, 'Wylie, Bethune  und .Brown.  Nays.���Aid. Cook, Bladkmore, Wilson,  Wood, MoGulgan and Foreman.  Following clause In Mic report of the  'Finance committee came up for discussion: "Resolved���That J, Romang,  Jnnlt6r of thc city hall, haive his salary  Increased to JGO'pcr month on-condltton  that he take Charge of tihe weigh scales  andi look a'fter the renting of the City  hall, to give the 'present Incumbent, A.  Robinson, fuller opportunity to devote  his attention. towards the collection-of  licenses as assistant to the license inspector." '" >  Aid. Brown said that In this connection ffliere was a tendency'on behalf .of  ,-officials; if they done a little extra  -work, to -want pay for it. His attention had been callea to a party cutting  DR. McGUIGAlN AN'D TUB SALOOX.  "In speaking against the proposed bylaw to close saloons nnd hotels at 11  o'clock* each night ns presented by Aid.  McQueen 'last iMonday night, Aid. McGuigan said that the question as submitted to the council looked like one of  morality and Immorality, lie did not  approach it on these grounds, but on  the giounds of public policy. So far as  public morals were concerned he tried  to conform with It. And In this icgni-d  ho pnld Aid. McQueen a high" compliment for hiking the stnnd lie did, Iml  did not seo the question from the same  point of view, however. Aid. McGulgun  mu Id tliat he had been a resident of  Vancouver 'for 17 yenrs and watched  the piogiess of the place from n mere  liiimlet to the large city It was to-day.  The people have been accustomed to tlie  present policy nnd It hnd grown up  ivvlth t'he place. The all-night- saloon  had always been (here since the place  started. This city compared most'favorably with any other In Canada, so  far as law and order were concerned.  He disagreed with the idea that men  with families had 'been frightened away  from coming here on account of the  wickedness of the place, at least thc  record of the -growth of the public  schools'did-not bear out this contention."  It vvas not a question of drlnk-  CTEGG; EXPLAINS.)':77,77:7  *C A. Gregg7; in "a ileitei- to'; the .Victoria Trades .and Labor Council,7ex-  phuns the-position, he occupied'as ;edi-  toi of thorlidssiaiid'Mineriduriiig.,the  lecent strike.7TIielette"r;rea:ds.-! .7 7   _  ��� v ic:rpniA,:;B7C.,i|A'pi'ii;i5| lioo*/'.'  "Tho PiosIdehtVdf ;'.the. Trades, and 'Labor Council, fViotoria;' B.;C:!' .'77; "  "Dear Sir,���Iii;view of the1 possibility  of the existence, in the nihicls. of'trade  unloni.-ts : in.. British.. Columbia of'the  iiiipiL'S&lon. that. iriy,.wonk on the.Rossland   Miner. ...during,   the1   late 71abor  troubles in-Rossland^; was such iiis' to  indicate   tihat.. Impersonally, am: at foe  to orgniiIzed;C;lab'or,V7j\'. think.;.:, it .only  pioper that I-shbuId inake soriie estpta-  n.itlon to;you;pf; ray; position.;  I /occupied a 'vcry,.urifoi-tunate,:.-i:nd.- unpleas-.  ant position'indeed,7,as'-editor; of';,tlie  Rossland ;: Miner: ^during^the 'recent  strike.    I;: wasv-called7;upon'; to attack  the methods/of the strikers: very vigorously,  but ;I,7ivas- simply ^acting1 ..under  instructions;, from''.my''.'employers,' 'and  wus not allowed to giveiexpression .to  my true sentiments.   I 'trust that your  body and all trades ���unionists through-,  out the .province .wiil riot look u'p.on me  with dlsfav6i-,;but:;adhiltlthat;I simply  did (my duty to my; employers.    I de-  sne in this. letter'to say ithat. I ani .in  hearty sympathy;vvith;,tlie amis.and as-  puations of tiades unionists    That I  tieated my  employees fairly you  can  easily ascertain if you wnte to .1. P.  Barkdoll,  piesldent of    the    Rossland  Typogiaphlcal union.   I shall esteem it  a favor if you lay this letter befoie the  Tiades and Labor Council at its next  iieeting.  ,Yoms very truly.  "C. A. GREttG."  THE LETTER-CARRIERS.  The postmaster-general has"Intieduced his bill to amend tlhe Post Office act,  Included In whicli Is the demand tor in-  cieased salaries to the, letter earlier?.  The printed bill  is not yet at hand,  but some of Its provisions, are to  the  following effect:    It takes    the letter  carriers, niessengers,_5orters,.etc.,-fiom  under  the Civil   Service  act,  so   Hint  applicants  will  not hiu-e to pass  the  usual  piellmlnary   examination.    'Ohe  department will do its own examining  under the proposed systemi   The piesent wystem of .payment and piomotlon  will be abolished, and at present It ts  lirojxmed to substitute a scheme something like this:   There win be guides  A, H, C, D and E, the rate of pay per  day being: A J12S, 11 $1.50, C Jl.Til. D *-',  and 1'.' $2.25.   Crude A Is for pioljatlon-  ers, after two yearn In IS theie Ik pu>  motion to C, and In another two year*  further promotion to D,   This  Is  the  tup grade In the ordinary course, guide  W 'being an extra, to which but a few  for special and lesponslble service 'will  be appointed.   Pay will only be allowed for days actually worked, with the  exception  that  two  weeks'  holiday  In  one year will be made statutory.   For  good service an extra ten days' holiday will be given or ln lieu thereof t20  cash as a bonus.   By this plan it will  be seen that, allowing- six months for  the  probationary  grade,. It   w-tlll only-  take four and a half years to reach the  maximum,  as against   nine years at  present.    The maximum   pay   now Is  $60 a year.   Under the. new plan it will  be,  taking. 313, worktojr   ,dayia to the  year, $62S, with Uie bonus of $20, total  PLATFORM    OF THE PROVINCIAL  PROGRESSIVE PARTT.  Following Is the platform adoptetf at  the 'Knmluops convention" of tlie Pio-  vlnetal Pi ogressive Party:  Thnt this party lays it down as a  first principle thnt they will nominate,  eiidoi.se or support only such men ns  will place their signed, undated, resignation In the hands of the convention  whlcli nominates or endorses them;  that this resignation' be sworn to; that  this leslgnation may be handed in to  the lieutenant-governor in council  whenever a mnjoilty of the convention  shall consider such action advisable.  1. That vve giadually abolish all taxes  on the pioducer and Wie pioducts of  the pioducer, shifting them on land  values.  2. Government ownership of lallw.iys  and all means of communication.  3. That the government establish and  operate smelters and leflneiles to treat  all kinds of minerals.  ���_4. That the nanchise be extended to  women.  5. The abolition, of pioperty quiltfl-  cations for all public offices.  .';.-'0. Faun Impiovuiiients, implements  and stock not to be taxed, and wild  lands to be assessed at the price asked  for them by speculative holdeis.  7. Xo land or cash subsidies. Lands  to be held for the actual settler.  , S.' Ten per cent, of all public lands  to be immediately set aside foi educational purposes and education, of all  -child! en up to the age of 1G years to  be fiee, secular and coinpulsoiy, text'  books, meals and clothing to be supplied 'out ot the public funds where  necessaiy.  :;3. Coiiipulsoiy arbitration or laboi  'disputes.  ���,���:.���; 10. Restriction cf Oriental immigration by a law on the lines of tho Natal  act, and- if said law be disallowed, it  be repeatedly le-enacted until the end  sought is attained.  :; 11. That to protect us fiom Asiatics  already in the pi_ovlnce .the government  Insert a clause in ill private acts to  rtliis elfect: "Thjs act shall be null and  'VOid If the .company fails to entei into  an agreement vvitl. thc government as  to; conditions of construction and operation." and lhat the house pass, a  resolution to .prohibit the employment  of .'Asiatics on all franchises gi anted  by.-.-the provincial house.  12. Consei-vation of our forest riches,  pulp land lenses to contain a provision for re-foresting so as to produce  a peiennial ie\enue and make'pulp'  manufactuie a growing and peimanent  mdustiy.  13. That tlle act compelling the scaling of logs by government scalcis bp  enfoiced.  ,14. Absolute reseivation from sale or  lease of a certafn part of each known  coal urea, so that state owned mines,  If necessary, may be easily possible in  the tutuie. All coal leases or grants  heieafter made to contain a provision  enabling the government toi fix the  | price of coal loaded on cats or vessels  for shipments .to B. C. consumers.  13. 'Munlclpallyatilon and publlc_con_  TioTof the liquor traffic.  J6. The right to a referendum where  a valuable subsidy or franchise is to  be conferred.  17.'That all transportation companies  lie compelled to .give free transportation to members of the legislative assembly and supreme court and county  Judges.  IS. Election day to be a public holiday, and provision made that every  employer sliall be free from service at  li'iist four consecutive hours during  polling time.  ITNION BARBER SHOPS.  The1 J'ollowliii? ls a complete list  of  union barber shops in vu.iicouver.    Is  iour buibtr oh Uhe list?  Elite ibarbvr shop, Hastings, stieet.  Bon    Ton     barber    shop,    Hastings  st root.  O.  Ellin, Cnmble streot.'  Savoy Banner shop, Cordova street.  'Smalley'3      barber      shop,    Coidova  tUivet.  Oyster  Bay    barber    shop,    Carrall  street.  Union barber .shop,  Cirvall street.  A.  O.  McCutcheon,  Mount Pleasant.  Iloulder toarber shop, Cordova street.  O. TC. (barber *hop, Hastings street,  en,st.  Union Directory;  TIIE VANCOUVER TRADES AN*>  Labor Council meets first and third  Thursday In each month, at 7:30 p. au  President, W. 3. JUunrlck; vice-president,  F. 3, Russoll; secretary, T. H. Cross: financial secretary, 3. T. LUley; treasurer.  C. Crow-dor; ��ergoant-at-arni8, C. J.  Salter; statistician, J. H. Browne.  UNION BAKERIES.  INTERNATIONAI., BROTHERHOOD OP"  Electrical Workers, Vancouver Local  21-1-���Meets second and fourth Tuesday in  Union hull, room No. 4. President, Geo.  Coullns; vloe-preslitelit, R. P. Irwin; recording secretary, A. D. Hotson, ��J5 Rich-'  ards street; financial secretary, John  Dubburly.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNAr  TIONAL UNION. No. 120-Presldent.  G. W. Isaacs; vice-president, Fred Haw;  corresponding- financial secretaiy, J. A.  Stewart,' 51 Cordova St; recorder, C. XX.  Morgan; treasurer, E. Morgan; guide, jnI.  A. Bradley; guardian, P. J. Bennett;  delegates to T. & L. Council: G. W.  Is.uics and Fred. Haw. Meets first and-  thlul Wednesdays of each month ln  Union Hall.  (REGISTERED)  W. D. Mulr, Mount Pleasant.  W. Murray, Prior street.  Montreal Eakeiy, Westminster avenue,  F. Adams, Scotch Bakery, Hastings  street. ^  XV. D. Kent, 36 Cordova street.  J. Oben, Hastings street.  'MInchen Co., Granville street.  Barnwell Bros., Granville street.  Largen fr Tupper. Granville sire'*  COOKS, WAITERS AND WAJTJRESSEST  Union, Local No. 2S. President, Wu  Lllcnder; vice-pi esfdent, W. W. Nelson;  iccoidlng secioiary, Miss Adella Con-  nant, financial secretarv, J. H. Perkins;  I UM-sui cr, XVm Ellender. Meeting every  Filday at SS0 p ni. In Union Hall, corner  Honiei and Dunsmulr streets.    VAXCOU'R TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION,,  No. 220 meets the last Sundav in each,  month at Union ilall. Pi evident, C S.  Campbell; vice-president, W. 3. McKay;  secret-irv, S. J. Gothaid. p O' Box b'S;  treasurer. Geo. Wi'by; seigeant-at-arms.  A. F Arnold; executive committee. F.  M. Fowler, G E Plerrott. W. Brand,  Robt. Todd; delegates to Tiades ami  Labor Council, W. Eiand, Robt. Todd, F.  Fowler; delegates to Allied Tiades Council, F. A Fowler, XV. 3. .McKay and C.  J.  Mai shall.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION���  Moots second and fourth Wednesday of  each month, In Sutheil.-ind Hall, corner  Westminster Avenue and Hastings Street  at.S pin. Piesldent, H A McDonald;  vice-president, John Gardiner; secretary,  A. G. Peri.i; tieasuivr, H V.-uiderw-alker;  conductor, Geo Lenlesty: warden, D.  Smith; sentinel. J. Dubborl<\v: delegates,  to 'Trades- and Labor Council: H. A. McDonald, J C. Baiton, C. Bennett, Robt  Brunt and A. G. Perry.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets every  second and fourth Thursday ln Union.  Hnll. room No. 3. President, G. Dobbin;  vice-piesldent, J. M. Sinclair; recording-  secretary, XV. T. MacMuIlcn; financial  secretary, II. S. Falconer, treasurer, J.  Ferguson, conductor. It. MacKenzlc; warden, J. Mcleod: delegates to T. and L.  council, Robt. Macpherson, G. Dobbin, J.  M   Sinclair.  ��u��>|)[y  From Their Nanalmo, Soathfleld and  Protection Island 'lolllerles,  Steam, 6as  and  House Coal  Of the Following Grades:  Double Screened Lump,  Run of tlia Mine,  WcLHlied Nut and  Screening*.  SAMUEL M. ROBINS, Superintendent.  EVANS, COLEMAN A EVANS, Agents,  Vancouver City, B. C.  TJ'JXAlia AUNLRS' UNION, No. US, W.-  F. M., meets every Saturday at 7.80 p.m.  In Foresters' hall, van Anda. President,  R. Aitken; vice-president, C. A. Melvlllo;  secretary, A. Raper, Van Anda, B. C;  treasurer, H. V. Price: conductor, *?.  Burt: warden. John LInklater.  INTEB.NATION'AL ASSOCIATION OF  Machinists���Beaver Lodge. No. 18&.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday il*  each month In Union hall. President, J.  Arncll: a Ice-president, J. R. Edwanla;  lecording secretary, A. J. Thlrtlc, address.  Vancouver P. O., financial secretary, H-  J LiltHer. 573 Hastings street, casti  treasurer, E-. Tlmmins: conductor, S. H.  Bosslsstow; guaicl, F. Coughlin.  VANCOUVER   FISHERMEN'S   UNION, '  No   2     Meets   In   Li bor  Hall,   Homer ''  street the last Saturday in each month at ",  S p  m. Svdney Harris, secretary, caro ot  water works shops, Powell  street.  Canadian yy  and  JOURNEYMEN BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS' International Union ot  Amorlca. Local No. 46. V.-uicouver, JJ.  C. President, Wm. H. Barnes; vice-  .presldent, Fred. Jay: recording secretary,  Sam Walker, St George St, 7th Ave.;  financial secretary, N. McMullin; treasurer, XX'. A. Woods.  ���A fitghtful accident occurred at  'lllalrinoie on Sut in day week by'wihlch  Conductor. William 'HiiRlies, of Medicine Hut, lost his life. He was standing on a lumber hulen flat car about to  cut out three boarding curs to be run  on the Blulrmoic Hacks and gave a  signal to brakeninn iMcDermott showing that he was about to draw a pin.  'He disappeared and when next seen  vvas lying across the tails, tei ilbly mutilated and death was no doubt Instantaneous. The ibody vvas ta'ken to  Macleod, where a coroner's Inquest was  held and the jury returned the following verdict: '.That death was purely  accidental and that no blame can be  attached! to either railway company or  to-employees."  PACIFIC  LINE  World's  Scenic  CIGARMAKERS' UNION ,NO. S67���  Meets the llrst Tuesday in each month  ln Union Hall. President. A. Koeholp  vice-president, P. Crowder: secretary,  G. Thomas, Jr., 14S Cordova street west; i  treasurer, S. X%. Johnson, sergeant-alarms. J. W. Brat; delegates to Trades-  and Labor Council, J. Crow, C. Crowder,  C _Nelson. -  BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS AND  DECORATORS, Local Union No. 1S8.  Meets everv Thursday la Labor Ball.  President, W. Pavler: vice-president, "W".  Halllday; recording secretarj, E. Crush,  231 Georgia street; financial secretaire A. ,  Gothard, S23 Howe street: treasurer, Bi  Mc3or]e>v    JOURNEYMQ3N' TAILORS'   UNION OP-  AMERICA, 'No. ITS ��� Moer*. alternate   Mondajs-in-room lr"TJnlOn~TlnIl. President, F. Williams; vice-president, Cbmn.  Wlialen; recording secretary, H. O. Bur-  ritt; financial secretary. AVnlfrwl JLaaraon;  treasurer, W. W. Toombs; scrguant-ftt-  arms, J,  MaPhcrson. ..  THE RETAIL CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECT1VB ASSOCIATION meets ln O'llrien'i Hall, the  first and third Tuesdays of each month.  D. McLean, president; W. J. Lamrick,  secretary, 24S Princess street.  LOWEST RATES. BEST'SERVICE.  To all points in Canada and the United  Status  TUB FASTEST AND BEST EQUIPPED  TRAIN CROSSING THB  CONTINENT.  Sailings for Japan and  China.  Empress of China May 5  Tartar May 13  Empress of Japan  April 14  and  every four weeks thereafter.  Sailings for Honolulu and Australia.  Monna     .' May  2  Miowera  May SO  Aorangl  June 27  and every four -weeks thereafter.  For further particulars as to time, rates,  etc., apply to  E. J. COYLE, JAS. SCLATELR;  A. G. P. A. Ticket Agent,  Vancouver, B. C.    428 Hastings St  j I , '      I ,^.  Vancouver, B.C.  DELICIOUS WINE  Made Kxcliiuvki,v kbom ll, O, Fiurr.  FRESH CUT FLOWERS.  t'NION-MADK  DOMESTIC CIOAHS.  When meklnit a trip.around iho  Fnrk rail on  'W. D. Jones ^gss.���"-  The"  ���  Seymour Streeiijj,  -w  ^ . \  ��.  in  .:<>' THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY.  ..AlPIiTL-  26, 1S02  ��;��� I  l:X  tUT  i  I  M  BS-Ss  m  ii  I  i'ii  l< 'ii'  SAMPLE SHOE SALE  Our Ninth Setiii-Annual Sale of Sample  yhoes now on, comprising Men's, Women's and Gliildrcn's  Boots, Shoes & Slippers  AU goods at less than wholesale prices.  Come while the picking is yood.    ,;  \% 420-422 Westminster Ave  Blfiulod by one of the leading tea ex-  v       perts of tlie -worltl and packed by skilled  labor I.\ thk Gauokxs in India,  coming  ��� direct   to  the   City   Guocrry   Company,  and sold liy   them   at   tho astonishingly  low prico of 25c per pound package.  TIIE CITY GROCERY CO 1  The Wonderful Chea|j Grocers, |  Wkstminstki: Avexue axo   I'imxokss  Street.       ��  Tjolupuoxe '2iSG. ��  ����S)����������S������  Mm OFTHE LABOR WORLD  on the trend'of, Canadian labor matters  witlh a view to.avoiding any friction.in  the operations of the' two-bodies.  CANADA.  Painters and decorators of St. Join,  IN.  13.,   report work  active; Wages,  %1  a duy.  ..'.: Shipwrights..and    'caulkers    of  New  './���Westminster,  are ,vvell   employed,   but  'there .Is'ho demand tor outside help.  Tinsmiths at .Kingston, Ont.. are on  utrike for 10 ten's per day In wages  Ior. second-class-men. TOiree firms ob-  jectto the demands.  A. dispatch from Quebec says thai  after the noon sun hud been fired off  from the citadel on Tuesday four hundred ..'workmen employed by contractors  for... .buikliiiirs UiroiiKtloiit the clly  struck for 'higher wagesi.  The C. P. P.. has brought out sever*1  boilerinakei-s and machinists from England lately, but they are all goodunioa  imen. . They .wanted to know if it was  all right before they started to work,  says the -Winnipeg- Voice.  "  Thc -financial half-year of the .Co-operative company, of Calgary,  finished  ���'���on March Slst, and appear to be in a  very satisfactory condition.'   The auditors' report shows 10 per cent, in shares  and 5 (per cent, on turnover.  *.: The Winnipeg musicians have formed  a; union with  Wie    following   oilieers:  .!������ president, James Stack; vice-president,  Ohas. F. Ward'; secretary, G. II. Bowman; treasurer,  Paul Dalman; guard,  TV. ���MeCrea; marsliiil, Win. Catihie.  The stonecutters' of Halifax have demanded an increase of 6 cents an hour  on its present rate of 30 centB, to take  effect on May 1st.   The plasterers have  presented a similar demand,  that  thc  ���gresent-i-iitg_of_2S_cents an hour Bliall  toe increased to 86 cents on May 1st,  19D2.  The bakers of Toronto are making a  strenuous endeavor, to abolish night-  vrark. A conference between the Master Bakers' association and representa-  llves of the union was held recently,  wthen th�� proposition was discussed.  The employers) any thut the matter  rests entirely.with the public.  There Is a scarcity of houses of mod  Labor Congress by the last legislature.  This is the arst case to come up under  the new law, , and the victory is a  pleasing one to those who worked for  its passage.  The Slilckle," Harrison & Howard  Iron company has shutdown its plant  Iu  East  St.  Louis,  locking    out  1.SO0  Teacher:   Hereditary Is an adjective  that  means something 'that   descends  men,  to forestall a strike for higher I from father to son.   Now, Willie Green,  construct  a  .sentence  wages.   -  A despatch states that 1,000 cotton-  mill employi-es are on strike in the territory contiguous to Augusta, Mc. As  ji result, tl.WO other workers huve been  lucked out.    v '      '      4  The Scranton, Pa., street-car employees' strike was settled on Sunday.  This strike beg-iin October '2, 1M1. The  company has agreed to advance wages  and make otlier concessions.  The Retail Clerks of Stockton have  obtained the signature of nearly every  merchant In the city to an early closing agreement, Among them was the  Kochdale Co-Operative Store. <,  ���Out of 0,000. looms operated by the  American Woollen company In its  Rhode Island plants. 2,700 have been  rendered idle by the strike. The Independent mills are j running overtime to  meet the demand for goods.  The Shipowners' Association of the  Pacific Coast has signed a six months'  agreement'with the Sailors' Union of  the Pacific. All the demands of the  union as to hours, wages and recognition of the union, were granted.  OvsroOOmembers of .Carpenters' Union *\'ov-i22, of San Francisco, whicli  was suspended for its refusal to accept  the rulings of the National organization, have taken out clearance cards,  and will go into a. new and loyal union.  The K & G. Brooke Iron company,  of Hirdsboro, Pa., has raised.the wages  of its blast furance employees 10 per  cent. The Temple Iron company and  the Empire Iron & Steel company, liav  also advanced wages 10 per cent. All  three concerns operate In ithe' Schuy-  kill valley, Pennsylvania, ..iwhere the  iron trade is especially active at present.' '��� ���'������....''.  word.   Willie Green:  are hereditary.  containing  the  My pop's pants  rv  iHerc Is a���little anecdote apropos of  the delft-table London. fogs. T.he late  Bishop ot London was once conversing  with iin eminent Parsce at Fulhnin  Palace. "What I cannot understand."  snid the prelate, "is how a cultivated  man like yourself can worship the  sun." "Ah! my lord," replied the Par-  see, "If you could only see lilm!"  Uncle: What are you crying for,  GeorgieV Clcorgle: Teacher cuned ine  because I was the,-only one���boo-hoo���  able to answer a question .��� to-day.  Uncle (Indignantly): This is scandalous, my poor boy! What was the question? Georgie (between sobs): '..'Who  put the bent pin In the teacher's chair?  ���Tit Bits.  ���Mary had a little lamb,  Its fleas were white as snow, ,  So when they hopped upon, her skints,  She could /not see them go.  Mag���She's goin' ter marry de feller  dat jumped off de Brooklyn bridge.  Liz���Well, he won't find no tugboat  waltla' ter pick hlni up after dls Jump.  -Puck.  Church���When yoii see a (fellow in an  automobile with a fur cap, fur gloves,  a mask over his eyes and nose, and a  leather cup,'- what would you say?  Gotham���Why, I would say he was  dressed to kill.���Yonkers Statesman.  A petition-has been presented to ...the  Quebec legislature, complaining -tliat'  printers are being seriously Injured by  the competition of. certain :��religious I Sussex!  -communities, who are able to. do printing and"otflier work at starvation rates  by 'the employment.:of unpaid: female  labor, ami,' by .the fact - tliat they are  exempted. from the payment v_of taxet,  imposed upon ordinary business houses,  and requesting that.the'committee' of  industries make, an inquiry into the  subject. ��� ������ ;,"      ''���-';  ii ;.':-.;���;���'     ' TFO'KEIGN. '-.;���     Xyy  London cables state that natural gas  of fine commercial quality has    been  discovered by an American concern in  crate size ami rent at Chatham. Out.'  The building of a large wheel factory'  there, the contract for which hns been  let to a local firm of contractors,  -which, vvHicn Mulshed, will give employment to a large'number of-linnds, .will  increase the demand, so that in all  probability building operations will b*  very active this season.  P. iM. Draper, Ottawa, secretnry of the  Trades and Labor Congress of Canadn.  Is in Washington, 1). C, this week, attending the conference of'ithc executive of the American Federation of Labor.., Mr. Draper Is not an..oIIicer of  the Federation, but -was the Oanadlna  fraternal delegate to, the, last convention, and the Invltatloln to attend the  councils of ,the'Federation at this time  Ih probalbly evidence of a desire on'the  j>art of the officers to become Informed  AMERICAN*.  The bartenders of Seattle have form-  id a strong union: .  The plasterers ot Sacramento havo  raised their Initiation  fee to $50.  11 is estimated that 200 to 400 glass  blowers are on strike in Bridgetown,  N:-J.  The building trades of Seattle are  coming Into the Western Central St/abor  Union, ���    ���  -The Stockton Federalist has undertaken to drive Chinese restaurants out  of that city.  Six thousand bituminous coal minora  are idle in Indiana, pending a settlement of grievances, .  The Heading (Pa.) Iron company has  advanced puddlers' /wages 25 cents a  ton, but has refused others.  Lathers of Everett, Wash., now receive an additional 25 cents per thousand, making 32.25 a, thousand.  San Francisco laundry workers have  succeeded in getting their advanced  scale signed for the coining year. .  The Journeymen plumbers of Spokane. returned to work last Monday,  and the settlement Is a victory for* fie  union.  The advance of the lumber trust in  the price of building materials.Is causing a check in 'building operations in  Oakland.  About 1.200 men are on strike In the  Appleton, Wis., paper manufacturing  district. They want a shorter time  schedule. . .- -t  Freight handlers at the Erie Railway  The furniture- ..-'makers of .'.'Stuttgart,  Germany,' are .warning: tradesmen not  to, visit. New 'South Wales, in search  ofTvvork. :- ���';������"��� ���-'; [y ;;:i,,.- iIli,i."i:  ' English cotton spinners using American' cotton;'are curtailing,, production.  In southeastern Lancashire, 10,000,000  spindles are -idle, and 10,000 ��� operatives  areworking:on,short time'..'.yii'i 7 ���';/���';���.'���  .In ISO-l.Svyitzerland issued 25,772 permits to commercial travelers, against  24,687 in .1000'; 2,290 "'Jot.- the,; number ..'ior  1901 were'-delivered, on ip'ayment of 7a  license; tax, ^afid the-lnconiij from this  source Was 837,790 {'francs ($63,263.47)7 '���  The gold yield of New. Zealand in  1901 was the/largest since 3S73." 7It  amounted to- 455,559 ounces, valued at'  '.El,7ii3,7S3,,- as compared with 371,993  ounces inMOO /and '505,337;: ounces7 in  1S73. The,"record',' year was 1S6C, when  735,376 ounces were raised. In ,45 years  there have only been ten in which the  yields have exceeded that of 1901. The  production of silver in the same, colony  also .shows a very large increase^ being  562,598'ounces, valued at ��64,4SS, last  year, as compared w:lth 320,457 ounces  in 19C0.7-'',,',; '���' . iiiii. '"y Hi ^-'  : She���I can't [ .possibly get my gown  for less than '.-.$175, dear. He���But  there's airs. Rounder;- I'll bet' she  doesn't pay any such price. She���But  her social position is so much ��� more-  secure than purs,���Life, ���y[Xl'yyy  William Boucher, of'Baltimore, vvliri  is still ''living, made., the first': screw-  head banjo, in 1847. It is.novv; in the  National' museum. :   ;-.-.,X-i, ' 1  j. The-'famous '.'surgeon',-'.-"Sir.' Henry  Thompson; vvas called in' early In- his  career-.to;.perforin an operation;on���'[the  king of the, Belgians. This ..brought  him a title ;and fame, but/, says,;.he,  ''though it made any fortune, . it-spoiled .my practice, for;;I:was inundated  with applications for similar, operations,  anki henceforth could do little else.", :;  A  Is no more a Bargain, tliaia a T  $65 Cleveland Bicycle at .^45.   J  ,We have just a limited number of both Ladles' and Gent's *^-  ���Models���ilOOl make���regulnr $65.00 wheels, whioh go while they last A-  at $45.00.   This is the greatest wheel bargain ln years, A  | Gold at a Discount  t  This high grade WALL FINISH ie in  greater demand this year than over.  BEOAUSH   lt\ mixes   easier,   worsts  easier, looks 'better   and, lasts longer  Minim any other finish manufactured.  Adk for the best and the best ls MURTLO.  'Made In twenty-four shades andi white.  Sole Agents,  McLennan,  Mcfecly & Co  Phone 44.  122 Cordova Street., Vancouver, B.C.  Phone 106a.;  It Takes a Nice New Tie  .  ti cap the climax In the mako up of a "well-dressed mari."  It Is the one thing of a man's attlro in which he is permitted to indulge bis taste for color���for embellishment.  Ste wi new:  "CORONATION" TIES   ROc ana 7*!o.  BOWS���New Shapo ���........:.....'. U5o anil H.'c.  KNOTS���iNew Shape  fJOc and 75c  "IMPBtRLAL"���New Stylo  ROc and 75c  FLOWING ENDS  ...;..........;.............., 50c and 7Rc  JOHNSTON, KERFOOT ��> CO.  .104 and IC6 Cordova Street.  Trunk Store 12? Hastings St., Opp. Wm. Ralph's.  aansHBfSBSBsa&v  KELLY, DOUGLAS ��> ���0.  WHOLESALE GROCERS,  Cordova and Water Streets,   - 'Vancouver, B. C.  ��� [JggT' Headquarters for  Domestic and Bm-  |��orted Ci^ar* and Smoking Sundries.  li  Here's a health . to Martin   Halligan's  aunt!  And I'll tell you the reason why:  She ates because she's hungry, and  she drinks because she's dry.     ',  If she e'er saw a man stop the coorse  of.the can,  Martin Halligan's nunt would cry:  "Arrah!   fill .up your glasses  and  let  the jug puss!  How d'ye know- but your neighbor's  dhry?"  "Bridget, there's a. policeman .at the  door come for you." "Sure, Is ther,  mum?" "Yes, Bridget; I hope to.goodness you haven't been doing anything  wrong" "I hope not, mum" "What  have you been doing/Bridget, that he  should; come after, you?" i"Ouly fallln'  In love,'���' muni!"���Yon'kers Statesman.  Photo Engraver and ��tereoty[jer,.  152 Cordova St., Vancouver, B. C.  NOTHING TOO GOOD FOR THE  CHILDKEN.  A school Is being built in 'New York  that will accommodate 150 teachers and  -1,009 ohlldren, each having a desk and  seat. Within t'ln-ee blocks of its location aie three other schools, each having a capacity, to accommodate froui  1.500_to_C,000_ pupils. The largest schools  ^SAVOY  THEATKE  yards In Newburgh went out on- strike  Monday for 'ilt cents nn hour Instead  of 131-2 cents.  The butcher workmen and ilrlvcis of  Spokane have organized, and their  delegateii have been admitted-to the  Trades Council. ,  Three thousand tin-can workers In  Brooklyn struck on Monday, apparently because they were required to till  In- printed time slips.  , Spokane waiters huve adopted a scale  of $11.60 per week and 25, cents per hour  overtime. Extra men, who work Ave  hours a day, wlllget $7 .per week ami  board.  A Spokane blacksmith was fined $10  and costs last week for refusing to  take out a horseshoer's license under  the law passed by the aid of the late  already 'built in 'New York-iiecomino  date 2,900 and 2,800 pupils respectively  ���the largest In America. In nil these  schools the linir-duy system Is in us'!,  which means that eaoh school accommodates two lots of pupils dally. In  the school now Ibeing built, the .hnse-  inent and roof will be playgrounds, as  well ns a" open court with nn area of  is.flilW.Hiiuiire feet. The building will  ihavi- n c.irpenter fhop, a cooking room,  two libnirles, and hot and cold baths.  FASHION NOTES.  Lnce. net chiffon, plaited straw, Neapolitan and Milan _bralds make up the  bulk of millinery at the large Importing  houses, says Ihe Chicago Tribune.  The latest French petticoats of taffeta, peau de sole. Liberty satin, etc.,  fasten down each side ot the front and  are closed at the back.  A new model for small dressing bureaus' has both ends raised box fashion, one of them ending at the front  in a novel post effect, bearing a lamp  of chaste design.  The clinging grace and plcturesauc-  ness of the various princes styles are  largely responsible for the marked favor they command for wedding gowns  and elegant evening dresses.  To feel much for others and little for  ourselves, to restrain our selfish and to  indulge our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.  ���Dr. Adam Smith.  -i        :   ���Pay up your subsorlptlon to the Independent, tit does not cost you much  and you should- not hesitate about giving your support readily to a labor paper. : : U_  He Mint.  Is located at the corner of Carrall and  Hastings streets.   Tho bottled goods are  all firat-clasa and tlie prices right for  every ono.   Seattle Rainier beer,5centa.  C. Ellis, corner Cainbid and' Cordova streets, ia tho place you can get  your hair cut in an artistic manner.  Try, a bottle of Eisen Port, tho aim-  sliino of California, 50c bottle, at Gold  Seal Liquor Co., 740 Fender street.  Iks Mim  Is   tlio   new   saloon   at   tlio  corner  of Carrall and Hastings streets.   Case  goods aro the beat, and the priceB O: K.  Seattlu Rainier beer, 5 cents.  Look for the Why.  ;;  Tdiere is'-a reason why people. '  come to   us    when    they want i  OFHCAL     GOODS     OF    A'NY <>  KIND.   It is  because we carry i l  ,the largest stock of the best and l i  ���sell everything at the most rea- < i  sonalble prices,    and    it doesn't < >  cost you a cent to Jiave the ser- ((  ���vices of  an. expert optician  in ^ ^  making examinations.  'Davidson bros., ;;  The Jeweler* and Opticians, ^  146 Cordova St.  McDoxkli, & Simmon..  ai.f. r.iJAina.  .rioprietore.'  .. .Stage Muntiger.  Week Commencing  Monday, Next  Artistic and Refined Vaudeville.  EVERY ACT A FEATURE.  Tbe Balmoral'  o  o  . WAKIS A SPECIALTY OP . .  Dewars special Liqueur, also ^. ���  ttmrs Block juri hq�� wm?  -LAKQB STOCK OF���  IMPOETBP AND DOMESTIC  ��� ������������.0����"����<>��>������  Table Cutlery  Just r.ow we have some special offerings, in Table Cutlery of all kinds.  Dinner   and    Dessert   ttinives   and  Portal.  , Tea,.,Dlnner and Dessert Spoons, and  a *ull 41ne of CAItVEItS.  Thin la a real Cutlery snap.  R. O. BUCHANAN �������� CO.  ���i        i  CROCKERY AND IIOllHK rUXNIKIIINnH,  Telephone M-S. . 4(i9 Ila��ting�� Street.  . Cl^ar*  R. B. Mulligan & Co., Props,   COIKSS COBCOVA-iMD-Ci"   "  ALL.  When.you want to hlre'a flr��t-claM  horse and buggy, go to the Palace  livery stables. Telephone 126.  If you wish your    ���  PAINTING, PAPEKIIANCINO,-  KAtSOMININO, ORAININO, ETC.,  i       -Done satisfactory try'  GAULEY  &  DAVIS,_  The Practical Painters,      .  410 Gamble Street. :   Opp. Court House  :   GEO. HAY   :  Vancouver's   Pioneer    Clothoi  Renovator, makei a suit new.  Dyeing and Repairing.  216 Cahbix St., Vakcooym.  Tel. MS-Lauftary.  Tel. 1176���Branch.  Curtains -r^  Beautifullv Laundered  *    '  THE PIONEER UA.UNDRY.  Hall the driver :or telephone us,  or drop us a'.postal or'send n  ' mesBcnsc-r and wo will no to you  and tell you how much It will  cost to do up yours.  You'll Jump at the chance.  Steam Laundry  Phone 346.910 - 914 Richards St  DoWNTOVVIf Offick, No. 4 AltCADE.  WHITE   HELP ONU.  For the next' SO days you: can got a eult at  your own prlc? at  THK   ACME  To Introduce our new system of UlUilfcl k��  fore our Fall Stock aiilveo.  2 GMflHaSt.  Flint's Dyspepsia: Tablebj are, guarantied to restore failing appetite and  oorjeo*'. any Jdnd.of atomaoh trouble-  , so c, box.  MoDowell, Atkins, Watson .  C L. HoNwd, Cattar 1 q^ . j  ;i  JSa^^^^gBsas

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