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Array '{-H  I/.glstatlveLlfta'y rMar.JltOI-  THE ROYAL BANK  OF  CANADA  . . SAVINGS   BANK . .  0       A General Banking Business,  Transacted.  OFFICISS-Hastlnss   Street,, W:,  ���JTeBtoitoater Avenue, Vancouver.  li. C. PERMANENT L0A8 AM  SAVINGS GO.  Authorlied Capital   -   JlO.OOfl.COO  SuljfcnU'it Capital   -   -    1,000,000  Ahvcisover    ���    .    -    .     WO.UOU  Head Oflice 021 Cambie Street, Vancouver, H. {',.  VOL. 5.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 3. i:��02  NOG  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL  President   Limerick     occupied   the  ��halr at! Thursday night's meeting of  v       ��� ' '  Uie Trades and Labor oouncil.   Secre  tary Cross was also in hia place.  There  waa present a good attendance of dele-  ���  "rates.  .   CJREDENTIALS.  Typographical Unlon-S. S. Gothard,  vice R. Todd, resigned.  Street Railway Employees Union���F.  C O'Brien, E. ��A. J.' Wilson, vice R.  Brunt and A. G. Perry, resigned.  Delegates were ' obligated and took  -their seats.    .  ��� COMMUNICATIONS.  TProirj J. G. Shearer, secretary Lord's  Day Alliance, requesting the co-opera  -tlon of the Trades and Labor councils  of Canada. In protesting against Sunday traffic an the railways. Endorsed.  From R. G. Tatlow, M. P. P., regarding the proposed act regulating Immigration into the province. Referred to  de Parliamentary committee.  From Hon. Joseph Martin, M. P. P.,  stating that he would persist in pressing his amendment to the Vancouver  Hospital bill. Referred 'to the Parliamentary committee. ���"  3Rrom Jas. F. Garden, M. P. P., stating! that he thought the proposed  amendment of Mr. Martin a reason-  nJble one, and will give lt his support.  Iteferred to the Parliamentary committee.  From A. Campbell Reddle, deputy  ^provincial secretary, acknowledging  receipt of resolution re hospital bill.  Referred to Parliamentary committee.  IFromi S. J. Gothard, secretary Typo  BTaphJcal union, recommending the  council to pass a. by-law to the effect  "that allvmembers sitting at the saiil  council board be.>actually working' at  .sthe trade they represent" Filed.  - iFjxMn R. Donaldson, secretary Nunai  mo Trades and Labor council, risking  tliat organized labor petition parliament to enact'liuto law the recommendations of the Oriental commission  which ihave just been presented. Endorsed and presented to Parliamentary  committee foi- action.  ORGANIZING COMMITTEE.  Organizing, committee   reported that  two more unions were in course of formation.        , ��� ,,,, .,  PA/RlLEAMENTARY COMMITTEE.  Tour committee   wish   toi report as  follows:  IFirst���That the following resolution  be endorsed by this council:  "Whereas���A crown grant, dated 18th  August, 1899, of lot . 4,(589, group 1,  Kootenay district, was issued to the  British Columbia! Southern railway  company, wherein-it was provided that  in the event of any of the lands there-  1>y granted being divided Into town lots,  ���one-fourth of all the blocks of lots  should be reconveyed to ithe crown;  and  "Whereas���The town, of Fernle,  - which is situated within' the said lot  No. 4,589, group 1, has been sub-divided  into blocks, or,lots) andi one-fourth of  . said.blocks and lots has ibeen, selected  Joy,the crown*as provided by the land  act; and  "Wihereas���The Crow's Nest Pags  Coal company, limited, has become the  owner of said townslte of Fernle, and  has sold a great number of lots, many  of -which  were   included!   within  thc  menili-rra to vote against said bill; and  be It further  "Resolved���-That copies of ithls resolution be sent to the , premier,'chief  commissioner of lands and works and  our city members."  Tour committee would like to bring  to the attention of working men In  general that If their names are not  posted up two weeks'before Uie first  Monday of May they will have no  chance to put their names on the voters' lists till the first Monday in November.  Report received and' adopted.  PROVINCIAL  PROGRESSIVE  PARTT.  The report of Delegates Macpherson  and Cross to the Kamloop9 convention  was received. After a spirited discussion It was received and the platform  unanimously endorted.  .    NOTICE OF MOTION.  To amend article 11, section 3,, by  adding after word "alderman," "or any  person who Is not an active worker at  the trade he represents, shall have a  scat,at Uie council."  OTHER BUSINESS.  The president drew attention to 'the  unions who wore ln arrearages for the  per capita tax and rent and requestel  that they pay up as soon as possible.  H. M. Macdonald was added to the  Grievance committee.  A deputation was appointed to go  to the city hall Monday night to watch  proceedings regarding the petition of  the firemen for an increase of wages.  Receipts of evening, $130.40.  Adjourned.  power as between the two old parties,  It will be found that thc laboring men  nie thoroughly lit earnest, and old-line  polticians will do well to take heed. It  ���will not be a walk-over for any candidate. There will, of course, .be it lot  of trimming of sail, but the new party  will have Its candidates, Just the same.  ���Phoenix Pioneer.  The delegates from Phoenix returned  last Saturday night from Kamloops,  where they attended! the lalbor convention. They were T. L. Buckton, W. W.  iRbgers and H. C. Towine. They (were  generally pretty well satisfied with the  result of the deliberations of the.new  political body to bo known hereafter as  the Provincial Progressive Party.���  Phoenix Pioneer.  PROVINCIAL PROGRESSIVE  PARTY.  crown's share of the property, and embraced the most valuable and) Improved  ^portion of the townslte; and  "Whereas���The government has entered into an agreement with the  Craw's Nest Pass Coal company, limited, to purchase the crown's interest  in that portion of tho townslte, which  baa been siib-dlvldcd, for the sum of  $16,800; and reconvey block 12 for a  ���Khool site, block 28 us a reserve, anil  lots 4 and & ln Mode Ll for a jail sile,  to the crown'; ond^     ,1m   ', \���  "'Whereas���The government hus no  authority by the Land act or, any otlier  act to dispose of down lots by any suoh  agreement; and , ,, ,  "Whoreas���Thc , sum flxedi Is ' not  equivalent to value given; and    .  . .  "Whereas���It is our opinion, nay,  ���conviction, if any humble Individual  ���Had sold land not his own, he -would  soon be behind the prison bars, or have  to make amends according to the law  as it stands, and1 not have law manufactured to suit ihis, notions as is proposed in this cose; and  "Whereas���The government Is asking bhe. house to ratify said agreement  hy bill No. S3, now before the-house;  therefore "toe it ,       ,  "Resolved���That we. ask all our city  Independence in thought and action  upon the part of the nvage-earners in  tlhe, Yale-Cariboo election for the Dominion house two years ago resulted in  the placing of Chris. Foley in, ithe field  anld the polling of a heavyand satisfactory vote. Since that time the leaven' has been rapidly working in the  province, culminating In the convention  of reform bodies and tollers at Kamloops last week; and, as a' special result of that gathering, a new party has  been.'launched on the political sea In  British Columbia, to be known as the  Provincial Progressive Party. The platform adopted may 'be teen ln another  .column, followed iby a synopsis of several resolutions passed. The planks  have little of 'the nature of radicalism  about them, and are therefore the more  'readily to be understood and accepted  by the electorate at large. Ten, years  ���ago, or even five-yeaTs back, suoh a  platform would have been considered  revolutionary, yet publio opinion has  developed and! broadened so quickly  that the P. P. P.'s stand may now bo  set dawn as within the scope of practicable politics. Joe Martin's programme Is not far removed from it, In  substance, and certa'inly akin to it in  spirit The new party has grasped the  public situation where it most directly  concerns Its adherents, and deals -with  'Issues of economic and paramount Importance. Every plank carries a separate issue touching the well-being of  ���the working classes, who comprise the  major portion of ithe population of the  province. , A unity of purpose' amd  thought'links all the planks together,  being-the~more"occentuated by"lhe-re~-~  solutions afterwards adopted. The P.  P. P. 'mean business and they understand what they ore doing., No candidate will be accepted unless he signs  an .undated resignation with the party,  who thus holds Uie reins should his  mavienieiits'prove unsatisfactory.' In  doing thuit the party commands faithfulness. The Progressives have a  bright outlook before them, are being  thoroughly ��� organized through tho  country, nnd,iiV confident of ultimate  ���vtatary. Tbe-inext^provlnclal election  wffl result in giving them at least ten  membera- in "the' legislature, of which  number'the" Siocan'will furnish one.  The balance of power will be with them  and they will use lt to profit *he wage  earner.���'Siocan' Drill.  The object of the Kamloops convention was to complete a platform, that  will combine the labor element 'and secure a uniform policy In all parts of  the province.   Considering ithat B. C. is  dominated   by   capitalism   more completely than any other province in the  Dominion, mainly '(through mining and  railroad corporations,   the   convention  has done -well,  tlie   programme is   a  democratic one and'worthy the support  not only of labor men but  of every  good citizen who hopes to secure social Justice ^ through   the   medium of  legislation.    Some    planlks    have, - as  might be qxpected, a local application,  others. No. 16, for Instance, might afford ground for criticism as being too,  tolerant of the subsidy and bonus poison 'that has done so much to corrupt  aad defraud the people, but it contains  so much thait Is worthy and progressive  that vve desire only to commend.    To  tlhe socialist who demands, and rightly,  itihe  full product for the producer,  it  will   furnish a   good  platform  of  Immediate demands; it will broaden  the  horizon and strengthen  tlie  vision of  the hidebound trades' unionist who de-  crys  political  action,   and   it will   enlighten the whole community as to the  aspirations of labor.   If adhered to and  worked for, It will show the public that  labor Is going Into business for Itself,  that It "Is getting" tired of the journeyman  role,' of going   cap-in-hand and  standing  ori  the legislature door-mat  begging for such crurabs as are "beneath    the    notice   of   ithe exploiting  thieves    and their political   confederates Who are devastating the countiy  under  tho pretext    of "development."  We congratulate our B. C. comrades on  their programme. We would urge tliem  to stay with' it, to live by it, make it  the irreducible minimum, from which  there shall be no flinching; it contains  no provision that could not be adopted  by the    community   with   advantage  forthwith; let every working man and  woman to the province be supplied' with  a copy of it.   Finally, no party politician caw be trusted to carry such a  banner, lt ls against aill their itraditions  and known practices.   When the time  comes let your standard    bearers  lie  men fiom your own ranks,  men who  want   these  laws  and   will  work  for  them.   British Columbians! destiny   ln  many ways has  marked you for  the  pacemakers in the inevitable struggle  between capitalism and labor in this  Dominion.    The    vanguard  carries a  noble trust, go at it manfully, and so  long as you travel in a straight line,  you will never lack a good boost from  Winnipeg.���^Winnipeg Voice.  While It Is still problematical whether  n n election will be held in the near fu-  t .ire, another element is introduced Into  piovlnclal politics, and Introduced in  such a manner that It will be heard.  Last week at Kamloops, a well attended convention of laboring men formed  the Provincial Progressive Party, and  adopted a platform. The new party ls  heartily endorsed by labor organisations all over British Columbia, and It  ls evident will - hold  the  balance of  ' The New South Wales Miners' Federation-will, on-July lBt nextrgive notice  to the employers to terminate the present sliding scale agreement, with a view  to the establishment of the minimum wage,rate,of 40 per cent, upon  what Is known as the 1879 standard,  to be regulated nnd controlled by the  conciliation board, by which lt Is contended there would be less fluctuation  in wages than at preesnt. The recent  fluctuation of ten per cent, in wages establishes a record In that direction, the  largest previously declared at any one  audit being seven and a half per cpnt.  On tlio other hnnd, tliere huve been two  occasions, during a rising market, when  advances of thirteen and three-quarters per rent, have been announced.  Tho first was during tho inflated period of 1890 and 1S91, and the other ten  years later, during tlie recent boom ln  prices.  1WS OF THEUROR WORLD  CANADA.  Out of SO employees at Montreal, 37  have entered Into agreements with'the  ���Roofers' and Tinsmiths' union.  . The Coopers' Protective union! of  Montreal have tendered! a 'vote of  thanks to the following 'members for  services rendered to the society: R.  Blssonnette, F. Noonan, E. Howard, D.  Verdun, O. Gravel, J. Crochetlerre and  O. Lourterneaiu.  The Montreal cigarmakers' strike  ���has been in operation one year, and  the( men are as vigorous 'as ever in  thejr determination ito continue their  battle against unfair conditions ln the  large shops, in which children and women are working under intolerable  conditions, at less than living wages.  The strike at the 'Eaton'departmental store of Toronto is spreading. In  addition to the compositors' in' the  printing department, the pressmen,  press-feeders and the girls in the book-  fa Inttery have now gone on strike. The  unions are being visited by deputations  urging the wives of union men and  their sympathizers to encourage a  strike amongst the bargain-hunters.  The Victoria Trades and Labor council held a special meeting Wednesday  night, and discussed the bills befo-e  .the [legislature. The Canadian Northern 'railway bill iwas found fault with  on account ot the proposed grant. Mr.  HavvlhornUiwaite's compensation act  was discussed, it being held that influence was being brought to bear upon  memlbers favorable to Its passage, so  as to defeat it on the third reading. A  committee will act for the council in  these two matters.  Victor Dubreull, of the department  of labor, is In Montreal arranging a  fair wage schedule for a number of  government contracts. Mr. Dubreull  has recently visited Nova Scotia, New-  Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island  in tlie interests of the department. He  reports that there Is considerable industrial activity in the maritime province.^ and tliat labor conditions are  generally good. 'Appreciation' of the  work of the department, he says, Is  becoming juore aad more evident  among wonkingmen.  The Montreal correspondent of the  Lnbor Gazette maintains that the  street railway employees of' that city  have an organization and are preparing  to m.i'ke a demand on the company for  better wages and a more satisfactory  regulation of the hours of work. Both  Mr. Wanklyn 'and Mr. Mullarky, he  says, are aware of the existence of the  organization, but they do not know-  how many of ithe employees are members of It, asthe attitude of these gentlemen to trade unions has obliged, the  men to carry on the affairs of their  organization as a secret society.  The Toronto Typographical union has  made a demand upon the newspaper  publishers for a new scale for compositors and linotype operators employed  on morning papers. 'At present operators receive a minimum of tl3 a week  and a bonus of 8 cents per thousand  ems on all matter set over 23,000, ems  per night, making the average wage  aibout $18. Compositors now receive a  minimum iwage of $14 per week. The  men demand a fiat rate of $21 per week  for linotype men and $18 per week for  compositors.__They_demand-that_the  rate go into effect 'May 8th. The publishers have refused to meet the demand.  employers, and the Chicago Federation  waa ordered to expel the delegatus  from the seceding teamsters, whlcli  they refused to do.  The San Francisco box makers have  opened a campaign' for a uniform wage  scale and to get the label on all union  made boxes.  The United Brotherhood of Paper-  makers and the International Machine  Tenders will meet ln convention at  Niagara Falls on May Sth.  Twenty section men of tho Southern  'Pacific ait Hillside struck recently for  an Increase of pay from 31.65 to $2 a  day.  The plumbers of San Francisco have  adopted a mew wage schedule to take  effect July 1. It calls for an increase  of pay from *4 to $3 for an eight-hour  day.  Kansas City carpenters notified eia-  ployeis that' on and after May 1st  union wages ���would be 33 cents an hour  for an eight hour day. Concession  granted.  Tha bricklayers of Fresno are on  strike for $6 for an eight-hour day. All  work now contracted! will be finished  at $3 a day, tout on all day work the  strike is In effect.'' ���   ���  Andrew- 'Furuseth, of Chinese emigration commission, has telegraphed to  the San Francisco Labor council that  the senate bill as passed is a "gold  brick, clay inside."  W. XV. Copeland, president of the  Printing Trades council' of San Fran  cisco, has been made business agent  of that body, and will in future devote  his entire time to the work.  Mines act in relation to the employment  of boys under sixteen, who were often  tlio first down iu the mine and the Inst  up, instead of being let down and raised strictly within the nine hours, as  arranged. The time would soon como  when this undesirable state of things-  would not be tolerated.  W. Abraham, M. P. (Macon), recently]  gave an interesting account of his re*  cent investigations Into labor matters  In America. At one time, he said, he  thought that working with machinery;  could not be to the, advantage of the1  men he represented. He returned from  America thoroughly cured of that preT  Judice, and would in future advocate",  wherever possible and necessary, the'  use of machinery to produce things nec��  cssary to maintain Great Britain in thd  race of competition with, other countries. It was first of all tho duties of  capitalists in that coumitry to find tha  plant ana then the workers could be  taught to regulate machinery, Instead  of acting like machines themselves, ,as  they had done too long. There were  strong trade unions in America and  they were allowed to bargain for their  fellow men with the capitalists as to  the price of work, but no interference  vvas tolerated as to the amount of worts  to b.; done.  \  FOREIGN.  At Foulshiels, AVcst Calder, the miners, after abortive negotiations vvith  reference to  the question \ of "partial  L. T. English, late of Vancouver Typographical union, No. 226, and novv  with the Sixth Regiment, C. M. R., en  route for South Africa, wished Tlie Independent to thank the union as a  body for the kinft recognition given  him' as the representative of their  union on' active service and for the,  presentation of -a purse before his de--  oarture,  ,      '  'AMERICAN.  The drug clerks of Tacoma are organizing.  The blacksmiths of Tacoma will soon  be organized.  The Journeymen Plumbers of Kansas  City are now receiving ti for an eight  hour day.  Ten thousand mill operators are  locked out In the district about Augusta, Ga.  San Francisco leather workers are on  strike for a shorter work day and  a minimum wage scale.  -All the 'business houses of Lodl. including tlio barber shops, have adopted 'the Sunday closing plan. ���  The striking Denver painters have  gained an Increase of 50 cents a day  and a Saturday half holiday. They  have an agreement for two yearns.  There is trouble between the Chicago Federation of Labor and the A. F.  of L. The iteamsters, of whom there are  16,000 'organized in Chicago, seceded  from their national organization because, a,   ruling was   made admitting  reductions," have gone on strike  The Aberd'are Trades andi Labor  council have praisew-orthily resolved to  appeal to the Aberdare district'of the  South Wales Miners' federation to take  steps to terminate the employment ->t  female labor at pit-heads.  A company is being formed1 for the  establishment of a factory in Boyle,  County Roscommon, Ireland, on co-'op-  erative lines, in whicli industries suitable for the employment of women  shall be carried on, such as the manufacture of, window- curtains, carpets,  and' tapestry. ,, ,,,.,   .  The twelfth annual report of the National Amalgamated Union of Labor of  England, shows lhat the year's working  has been a most favorable one for the  union, the Income being ��1,344 8 l-2d.  more, and the expenditure ��1,435  ls. S l-2d. less than the preceding year.  The number of branches is now 190,  andi the membership over 22,000.  Richard Lewis, late of Morrlstovvn,  U. S., lias brought to Swansea a number of samples of stamped sheets of  sofit steel, as used for house erection  and decoration in the United 'States.  They can be used without lath or plaster, and Mr. Lewis Intends to build a  house In wihlch these plates will be  used throughout. Up to the present  Wales, the home of the tlnplate industry, has no.place where such plates  are stamped. Mr. Lewis' scheme U  destined to revolutionize the present  system of building houses.  Colliery workmen will be surprised to  learn that-coalcutting by-machinery is  rapidly supplanting manual labor in  Great Britain as well as in the United  StateB. There are over 300 mechanical coal cutters of different kinds'employed at the present time in South  Wales and other coalfields in 'the United Kingdom. Some interesting nnd  startling particulars concerning those  iiiuahines have just been published In  pamphlet form,by Mr. T. K. Davies, the  nopulnr lecturer on mining and geology  for  the Carmarthen county ���council.  XV. Abraham, M. P. (Mahon). addressing the miners' delegation in  Khondda, staled thai the hon. member  wlio moved the rejection of the Eight  Hours' Bill had questioned the sincerity of the mlneis, and snld that If they  rcafly desired an eight hours' working  day from bank to bank, they could  have demanded It from the employers  In nnother way. He had no doubt that  at the next conference of the Miners'  Federation the gauntlet thus thrown  down would be picked up. One objection to the bill wns that if adopted lt  would reduce tlie hours to six dally, but  that was absurd, for in  SUPPORTS COMPENSATION BILL.  At the regular meeting of the Nanaimo Trades and Labor council held  Wednesday night Delegate Buckle to  the Kamloops convention reported on  the platform, plank by plank, explaining the feeling of the convention on  each, and' the reasons for Its adoption,��  and formation of the Provincial Progressive Party.  Mr. Buck'le, in speaJting to the report, made a vigorous defence of the  action of the convention,1 and .urged the  council to endorse the platform.  Mr. Shenton, of the Miners' union, also rupiportod ithe report and made an  eloquent appeal to the council to ta/ke  a broad minded view of the matter.  Mr. Johnston, of the Miners' union,  also spoke at some length on the subject.  In ansvver to the statement of one of  the delegates of socialistic tendencies  that the platform did not contain one  plank of any benefit to the working-  men, Mr.' Buckle produced a copy ot  the platform of the socialistic party of  British Columbia; aria said that if tlie  Kamloops platform was no good, then  the socialist platform' was In the Game '  'boat, and he challenged anyone to  show that most of the planks did not  have the same meaning. In many cases  they were identical. '   j-  After considerable discussion, the report was received and   ,the   platform,'���  endorsed.  A resolution was introduced to send  a delegation to Victoria to support the  Workmen's Compensation bill. It was  decided to. choose one delegate for this  purpose and to ask. the other labor  bodies of the city to co-operate with -  the council and to send a strong dela- ���  gation. dovyn to the capital at,once.  Mr. H. Buckle, of the Typographical  union, waa elected delegate. .Mr. Haw-  thornthwaite was Informed, by telegraph that night that -the deputation!  would be sent.  THE STRLKE WON.  A dispatch from San Francisco says  that the street .railway strike has been  declared    off.     The     strike     started  last Sunday night week.   Victory rests!  with the employees,' who are conceded  all the principal demands. The united  railways have granted an advance In  wages and a ten-hour day, and in a  measure recognized the carmen's union.  Hacked .with Just and reasonable demands ami cordially supported by public, sympathy, there could h'ave been  but one 'result. The union was- but��  to win. The position of the company  wiui foolishly weak, while the position  of the union, both moi ally and phys-lc-  nlly, was remarkably 'strong, Thc  unanimous public m.pprovnl mudc It  certain thai nil hesitating employees  would promptly join In vvllih tihe unlori  and nvake It certain that scaibs would  be very difficult lo get and Impassible  to rotniii. Another element of strength  was that the recent prolonged strike in  San Francisco had given the neutral  liortlon of the population a profound  respect for the strength of unionism.  Whore there wns senseless and abusive  oritlclsm last summer there was silence  this time. Meantime unionism outside  the city were ready with all the finan  cial help needed. Several unions wired  South Wales .their readiness to open their tress-  coal fields the'hours for winding coal 'uries, and were ready and eager to  were fifty-four per week. The employ- respond. From one end of the coast to  ers and the workmen alike were, now the other organized labor would haw  guilty of   gross infringements of the' stood by the strikers to a mam.   ''- ���'  ���$ r  ft  I  m  -���"*% EVERYDAY RELIGION  How It Should. Be Used in Business as Well as in Church.  RELIGION AND THE INTELLECT  * l:��v. Ur. Tii1iii:ik<j Miown That it* (lotlli.  llt"��s It I'lolllaljlt, in ll>�� i:tirii.il 11,'l.t-  tioui,, M, ll sli.ilt llti 1 omul til titeitt  .Villillll.1^0 vv ll.-li ..ruit��iit lino Hub..  lift-. Kol.iL.'on-,.  1-lltc nil Al'i.onlilik'^i.U'l ol I'.irll.illleitt nl Call,  ml.i. in tlit- ye.ii- !:>'_'. bv W1I11..111 ll.uly, ol Tu-  iuiiiu, .ti :lm Ucp'i nt .i���ii< ihiure. vinuwii.  Washington, March 1(1.���In tliis  discourse I ii-. Taliiiii.ee iiilvuc.iti'N the  idea that tin' I'liriii i.in ii-liniiin it.  ni, houiI for tins, wur Id us the next  iiml will help us to do .iiiylliing th.it.  ought to lie dune ,it all; 1 Timothy  iv, S. '���(jijillines'5 i.s prulituhlc unto  ��� nil things, liaviiig promise! of the life  th.it now is .mil uf tli.u vvliuli is to  conic."  There is a gluoiny anil passive way  of waiting i'nr events io conic upon  us, anil llicre is a heruic way of go-  ing out lo meet tlieni, strouu in Clud  and fe.irino, nothiiu!. When the body  of Catiline was, loiuvil on the bultlo-  iiolcl, it iva.s found tar in advance of  all lii.s troops and aiming the eiiciny,  anil the best way i.s not for u.s to  lie down unci let the events ul lilu  trample over us. but to go forth in  a (.'lii'ihtian spirit determined lo coii-  cuior. Vou ale e.'iportiiie, piu.s|ici'ity,  and I am ilelenniu'cj so far as I have  aiiyWiiny to do Willi u��� that you  shall nut I <- ilisapiuiiinud, and,  therefore, I pro|mse. as Unci may  help inc. lu project upon your intention a new cliiueia oi success. You  have in ihe business linn fruyiilky,  patience, industry, perseverance, economy���a very strolls business firm  ���   but there       needs       to       be  one member added. mightier  than them all,        ami        not  n silent partner cither, Uie one in���  ti-oiliii:c-,l by my te.u, "llodlincsu.  vv lii ill is prolifiible unto all thine,*,  li.ivuu; the promise of tlio life iliaL  now- is as well as of that, which i.s lo  coine."  L suppose you arc all willing to  admit that godliness is important, in  its eternal relations, but perhaps  some ol you say. "All I want, i.s un  opportunity to sny a prayer before I  die, and ail will be well." There aro  a (Treat many people who suppose  that if tbey can linally ^e.t safely  out of this world they will have exhausted llie enure iulvuntui,e of our  holy reli.nion. Tliey talk as though  religion wore a meie noil of recognition which vve are to give to the  Lord .Jesus on our way up to a heavenly mansion; as though it were  an admission ticket, of no use except to give at the door of heaven.  And tliero arc thousands of people  who have great admiration for a religion of the shroud and a. religion of  the cofl'n and a religion of the  hearse anil a religion or llu; coiuetery  who havo no appreciation of a religion for the bank, for the farm, fur  tho factory, for the warehouse. for  the jeweler's shop, for thc ollice.  Now, while I woulil not throw any  slur on a posl-.'iiorlein religion, I  want to-dny to eulogixe , n ante-  uiortein religion. A rcligirn th.it. is  of no use io you while you live will  be of no use to you wh n you die.  "C'cillincss is profitable unlo all  things, having promise of the life  thai now is as well us of that  whicli is to i-oinc." And I have always noticed that wlun grace is very  low in a man's lienrl he tulles a  great, deal in prayer meetings about  den'lis ami about colllns anil aboul  graves and about churchyards. I  have nol.ici.il thnt the healthy Christian, the man who is living hear to  Clod and is on ilie straight road lo  heaven, is full of jiibilnnl satisfaction and talks about the duties of  this life, iiiidcT.sl.indiiig well that if  God helps him.to live righi ho will  help him to die right.  Now, in tho first, place, I remark  that godliness is good for a mini's  physical health. I do not mean lo  say that il vvill restore a broken  down cons ti tin ioji or drive rheumatism from the liinbs or neuralgia from  thc temples or pleurisy from tlio  ���' side, but. I do menu to say that it  gives one such habits and puis one  in such condition as lire mosl favorable for physical health, 'lhat. I believe, and that T avow. - Everybody  knows that buoyancy of spirit i.s  good physical advantage. Ciloom,  unrest, dejection, urc at war vvith  every pulsation of thc heart ami every respiration of the lungs. They  ��� lower- the -vi la] i ty- aii'l-slucken���the  circulation, while exhilaration pours  the very balm of heaven through all  the currents of life. The sense of in-  ; sincerity which sometimes hovers  ovcr an unregeneratc man or pouncis  upon him with the blast of ten lliou-  Biintl trumpets of terror is most depleting and most exhausting, while  the feeling thai all arc working together for our good und for our  everlasting welfare is conducive of  ���physical health.  you will observe that godliness in-  ' duces industry,  whlcli i.s the foundation of gnoil health. There i.s no law  of hygiene     that will keep a     lazy  man   well.  I'lenrisy  will  stub      him,  erysipelas     vvill    burn him, jaundice  will discolor     hiin, gout will cripple  lii itl,      nml   the  intelligent  physician  will not proscribe antiseptic or febrifuge or anodyne, but, saws and hammers  and  yardsticks  and     crowbars  ���and pIckiiM'S.   There Is no such thing  ns good  physical  condition    without  positive work of some kind, although  you  sin tild  sleep  on  down  of    swan  or ride  in cnrriagii of softest uphol-  . slcry or hnvo on your tabic all     the  luxuries that, were poured from      the  'wine  vats  ot Ispahan  and      Shiraz.  Our religion    snys:   "Away  lo      thu  .'bank, avvay to the field, away lo tho  .shop, away to the factory! Do something that will enlist all the energies  of youi  body, mind and soul!" "Diligent     in  business,  fervent' in spirit,  serving the Lord," while upon     the  bare back of the idler and the drono  conies down the sharp lash of the ap  ostle-us he says,  "If any man     will  uul work,  neither shall he cat."  'nil, how impui-tii.nl in ihis day,  when so much is said about anatomy  and physiology anil therapeutics ami  sonic new style of medicine is evil'  und anua springing upon the worl:'.  that you should undi l'Slani! that lh.s  highest school of medicine jis ihe  school of Christ, which di-i-lnrcs that  "godliness is profitable unto ; all  things, having the promise'of the  life that, now is as well as of tluil  which is lo come." So if you .start  on' two inci: in the world wilh eipuil  physicil lu-iillh. and linn "ue of  I In-iii shall gel lh'1 rclb'.imi "f ('in ist  in his lu-.u-i aid the "Her shall not  get It, the one who lieniiiics a sou  ut tin- I.mil Almighty will live the  linger "With loi'g life will I satisfy  him and show bun my salvation "  Again I remark that godliness i.s  good tor iho iuii'lli'cl 1 know souu.'  have supposed that jusl. us soon as  a iii.ni inurs inio llie Christina life  his inielloi't gins into a In ilwarling  pt-oC'ss. So fur from lhat, religion  will give new In illiunry lo Ihe intellect, iii-vv strength to ihe imagination, new force io the vvill uud wkier  swing to all iho intellectual faculties.  Chris! i.inti.c 's the great lential figure at vi bull philosophy has lighted  ils briglii'".! torch. Tne religion of  Christ is the fountain out of which  leaiiiin.; !vs dipped its cle.iro-l draft.  The Helicon poured foi ill no such in���  spiling waters as those which flow  from under the throne of Cod cicalas crystal, Religion h.i-. given now  m.-rsy to poesy, weeping in Dr.  Voting's "Night Tlioinjus." teaching in Coupee's "Task," llnining in  Charles Wesley's hymns and rushing  witli ,11-changelic splendor through  Milton's  "Parad'se l.usi."  N'nw, I commend goutiness as the  best 1'ioiitiil discipline, better than  belles loitros to purity the taste,  better Ilian niiil!i.,ni.iii''.s to hiuiv.'ss  Iho mind lo all intiii-.iry and elaboration, better Urn, logic lo marshal  ilie intellectual foi res for onset and  victory. It will go with Hugh Miller and show him the footprints of  tbo Creator in the red sandstone. It  will go with tlie bola'iisr. niul show  Iii in celestial gloiios encamped under  the eiiitain of a water lily. It will  go with the astri ifiiiner on the groat  heights vvhcio Cod shepherds the  great flock of worlds that. wander  on Hit lulls of In.iven answering his  voice as he calls thein by their  names  A'-'.iin 1 remark- lhat godliness     is  profit.ilili: for one's disposition. Lord  Ashley,  before lie went inio a    great  lull He, was heard to offer tliis prayer-  "O. laird,   1  sliall bo vory      busy  io-da,v!   If 1  forget thco,     lorgol me  not,."  With such a Christian disposition as that a man i.s inclepciidi nl of  .ill ciiciiiiiMunc.es.      Our pieiy     will  have a  lingo of our natural  temperament.    If a mun  bo cross and sour  and  fretful  nnliiially,   afier  he      becomes     a    Christian he will  always  havo  to be armed against the rebellion of those evil inclinations.      Bui  lcligion has  lamed  thc  wildest    natures.    It  has turned fi'filfulness into  gratitude,   despondency   into      good  cheer,  and  those who woro hard und  improve! liable    and     uiicoiiipioiiiising  havo been linnlc pliable and conciliatory.    Cood   resolution,   reformatory  oport,  will not elicet the change,    lt  takes a mightier arm and n mightier  hand  to bend evil  habits  I ii i n      tho  lii'ind  thai  bent tho   bow of  Ulysses,  .���in.!  it  lakes a s.trc.n.;cr la.sso     ilian  over held  the  bullalo on  the prairie.  A    man cannot go forth with   any  human weapons and coiilend suics.,-  fii 1 ly     against  these Titans     armed  wilh   uplorn     mountains.      iiiii  you  have known men     into"whose  spirit  tlie     influence    of     the  gospel       of  Cluist    came until    their disposition  was ontiioly  changed.     So it     was  Villi   two  merchants    in  Now   York.  'Ihey wero  very antagonistic.     Tliey  luwl     done all  they could to     in:ure  each other.     They were  in  the same  line  of  business.   One of  the      lnor-  c'lanls was converted to  Cod.    Having   been  converted,   he  asked       tiie.  Lord  lo  leach   him  how     to      buir  himself   tovviwd   that   business   ania-  ironisl,  and  lie  was  impressed    with  the t'acl    thut  il was his duly when  a  customer  asked   for  ciTttkii  liiids  of goi/ils which lie had tn.t, i,ut which  his      opponent     had,   to  recommend  him  to  go   _lo   lhat store.      1  suppose    that      is  about      the Iiiirdesl  thing    a    man could iio;     but,     being     thoroughly  converted   to    God.  lie resolved  to do  that   very     thimr.  and.       being   asked     for  a    certain  kind  of  goods  which  he  had      not.  ho said, "Vou go   to such and    such  a store,  and you   will gel it."  After  awhile merchants No.  '2 found  these  customers coming,  so sent,  and     ho  found also that men-hunt No. 1 had  been brought to Cod, and ho sought  the     sumo religion.      Now  thoy are  good  neighbors,   the grace of      Cod  'entirely changing���thcir���'disposi"  tinus.  "Oh," sa.vs sonic one, "I have ��  rough, jagged, Impetuous nature, nn I  religion can't do anything for  mc." Do you know- thai Mai-tin Luther nnd Kobert Newton imrl-  Richard Haxlcr had inircliious and  nil consuming natures, yet the  grace of Cod turned them into thu  mightiest usefulness? A manufacturer cares but very little for  iw stream thut runs slowly through  tbe meadow, but values a torrinl  Hint leaps from rock to rock and  rushes with mad energy through  tho valley imkI out toward the  .sen. Along thnt river you will  find fluttering shuttles und grinding mill and Hushing wnter wheel.  And a nn.lure tlio .swiftest, the most  rugged uml tin.1 most tremendous ���  thai i.s the nature Cod turns Into  greatest usefulness. Oil, how ninny  tlin.1 have been pugnacious nnd haul  to please and irascible und more bothered about the mote in their  neighbor's eye than about the beam-  like ship timber in their own eye  wlio havo been entirely changed b.v  the grace of Cod and have found  out thai "godliness i.s profitable for  thc life thut now is as well as for  the life to come."  Again    1' remark  Unit     religion  is  good     for    worldly      business. 1  know the general theory i.s the  more business Ihu less religion, tho  more religion the less biisin ss.  Not so, thought Dr. Hans: in 'his  "Biography       of    a'. Christian  Mei-  chant" when liu sa.vs: "He grew In  grace  lhe(,hs;   six  y.ai.s     of his  life During il.o.:o six 'years he  had more business crowding hiin  than    at any    ether  lime." In  otlier words, the ��� more _ worldly  business a inan has tho more opportunity  to serve Cod.  Now; religion will hinder your  business if it be u bad busiucss  or if il be a good business wrongly  conducted. If you toll lies behind  tho counter, if you use l'also  weights imd measures, if you put  sand in sugar and beet juice in  vinegar ami laid in butter and sell  for ono thing thai which i.s iwioth-  er tiling, then lcligion will interfere with that business, but a lawful business, luw fully conducted,will  find the religion ot ihe Lord Jesus  Christ its mightiest-auxiliary.  lleligion will give un equipoise ol  of spirit. It vvill keep you from  ebullitions of temper, and you know  a great many line businesses havo  been blown lo atoms by bad  temper. It will keep you from  vvorriuicnt about frcoiicnt loss; it  will keep you industrious and  prompt; it vvill 1,'eep you bnck from  squandering and from dissipation;  it will give you 1V kindness of  spirit which vvill be easily distinguished from that mere store courtesy winch shakes hands violently  with you. asking nbout tho health  of your family, when there is no  an.vioty to know whether your child  is well or sir.':, but the anxiety is  to know how many do en cambilc  pocket handki'i-thief.s you vvill take  ii'id pay cash down. It will pre-  ji.ite you ior the irncli'iil duties  oi everyday life. 1 do not mean  to sny Hint ri'lioiou will make us  I'n .neiaiiy iiiii. Inn I do say  lli.it it vvill give us. it will assure us of. a comfort ab:o si'slon-  iince at the slnrl, n comfortable subsistence all the way through, and it  will hvlp its to diicct the bunk,  to manage 111,- irillii-, lo r. u hid all  our business unit tors mid io make  the oiniisi in-igiiiliiiinl a'luir of  our life a trailer of vast importance, gjoiilui! by Christian principle.  In New York city there was a mor-  cham. haul in his deulines with  iiis fellows, who lit id written over  his bunking hoi,: e or his coi.nting  h iuso room. "No compromise."  Then wlu.n : onie nu ri haul got into  a crisis and went I'own���no fault of  h.s. but a coni. n turn of evil cir-  cumMi'iicis���,-,nd .til Hie other nier-  i li ints were willing lo compromise���  llluv would take. 7."j Kills on the  dollar' or oO unts o.' -0 c-rnts ���  coining lo lliis iiu.-ii last of all, ��� lie  said: "No eoni|iioiiiisc. I'll take  10IJ cents on the dollar, ami I can  afford lo wail." Veil, tlie wheel  li'incd. nnd after awhile that mun  was in n crisis of business, and he  sent out his ii^ent lo compromise,  und the agent said lo Hie merchants. "Will you lase oO cents or,  ihe dollar.'" "Xo." "Will you  take niivlhiiig'.'" "We'll tale 100  cints on the cloMar. No compromise." And the mnn who wrote that  inscription over his counting house  door dud in destitution. Uh. we  want mom of the kindness of  Hie gospo! and the spirit of love in  o'-ir business enlcrprises! How-many  young men have lotuul in the icligion  of .Icsus (.'lii-ist a practical help?  How many there are to-day who  i ould testify out of thoir ovvn ex-  ;e:ieiue that godliness is profitable  ior llie life that. now is! There  wire tines in their bcsinos ca-  i"er wh, n they wen;, heie for help  i-rd thi'.-" for help and yonder lor  help ..nil got no help until tliey  ::iic!t betote the lonl eiying for  l:i<     de'hvi'i.n.o, and     the  Lord rcs-  I l 111     tlll'IM.  you gel alciu without  Is your i Ivy.sical  ���nu do nol waul  liiis divine lon'e.' Is your mind  ."o clear, no va l. so tor.ipi-ih usive,  ih.:i : ou ('o ni't want this di-  vm ii -pii-.iiii-n'.' Is .vo.ir worldly  1>::- n ���>.-- so iIhiiuii.c,ii!.v- established  ih.i: you li ive no use for lhat  i,'.i';ii.n which has been the help mid  d.'li cu'ire "f ions of thousands  o' men in crisis of woi-ldiy trouble?  /:ii if vvhal 1 have said is true  .ll n jou see vvlnil ii fnlul blunder il. is wh n a .nmn adjourns lo  life's expiriiHoii the uses of re-  I'jfion. A man who postpones religion to sixty years of age gets  icligion fifty vans loo lute Ho  may gel into tho kingdom of Coil  by final rcpcti'iince, bin what can  loinpeiisati; hiin for a wiio'c lifetime unnlloviatcil and iincomiortcd'.'  Vou wain religion to-day in tho  training of thai child. Vou vvill  want religion to-morrow in dialing with Hint oust onier. Vou  wanted religion yesierda'.- to curb  your temper. Is your iirm strong  enough to beat your way ih'-oiigh  -the-floods'." Can-voi: ,-vyit houi���being incused in tho nniil of Cod's  eternal help, go forth inniil llie assault of ull hell's sharpshooters ?  Can you wivlk alone ncro-s those  crumbling graves and amid these  griping     onr i hi | u nkes? Can    you.  waiei'loggeil and must shivend, outlive the gale? 111. now inniiv thei-'-  have been who. postponing tlle religion of .Icsus Christ, hi.v'c plunged  Into nn'slaki's they never couid cm-  rod, although they lived sixty  years lifter, mid like si'i'P> ills ciiisli-  ed under curl wheels driigocd (hei"  mauled bodies under llie rocks to  die. So these men have fnlli ll  under the wheel nl nwful calamity,  while a vast niiiltituilo of odes  hnvo t<iK< n the religion of Jesus  Christ into everyday life und  first, In lu'iictirnl business affairs,  nnd, second, on the throne of hen-  venly triumph, have illustiand  while nngels looked on nnd u universe approved, the glorioes truth  Hint "godliness Is profitable, unto  all things, having the promise of tl.e  life wliich now Is ns well ��.s of  that  which is   to  come."  | By John J. a'Becket  | .      * * * " S  A   Copjrljlit, 1001. bj-John J.a'Btcket. jj  m)ZXSBigguciMV&IMms8XiQn2&O0amBaW99  Thorwalil did not altogether like the  iciiui'st. but Prince Mui-laiiolTslty was  n good follow and had been such a help  to hlui In Purls lie felt that lie must  comply with it. After all, It was only  the government that would suffer, mid  I lint was well able to nut up with a  slight loss.  So Tliorvvald found himself speeding  inward the realm of the groat white  czar, with the Intention of defrauding  ir. In ono of the lust stages of tlio  Journey his sole companion in the railroad ciiri'laso was a woman, quietly  dressed, with an nlr of high breeding.  He wns worrying as tliey approached  the frontier and would hnve been glad  of n companion to talk to. At last opportunity was afforded him of accosting the lady. "She was trying to arrange something in the network bracket for parcels. Ho approached and  with great politeness offered his services.   As he again turned his eyes to-  1 low  ill's     roligit.'ji?  heal'h so    |.oo:l  A strnltft "' IHploiii'iciJ.  Stranger���Isn't thai thc "Ilonu  for Women" over there?  Citizen���That's whnt it was formerly culled, but it's known as' tin  "Old Ladies' Homo" now.  Stranger���Why di'd.lhey :liun,'e tin  iiamo?  Citizen���It wiis becoming tob  crowdod.  "MADAME," SAID TUB OFFICIAL.  ward her he saw slio was removing her  index linger from hor bodice. Afterward she smoothed out the bosom of  her gown.  'Could It bo? She looked like a lady,  So did he look Tike n gentleman. Ho  seated himself and begun a conversation. Thoy exchanged a few remarks  very pleasantly for some time, when  suddenly he asked: "Pardon mel Is  that a piece of lace?"  Her hamls und eyes went at once to  the buttoning of her bodice. Then sho  replied coldly, "You are mistnkon.sir!"  "Madame," he answered smilingly,  "you need not fear that-1 would lie  scandalized b.v your smuggling a little  lnce into Ilussin. The government  takes such immense precautions ngainst  evasion of the duties that one need not  scruple1 at decelvi��r It, if possible. I  should regard lt an a bit of amusing  cleverness."  ,"l"ou think it Is one of those things  that are only wicked when found out?"  she returned, eying him, with a faint  smile.  "Precisely."  "And you are possibly so gallant that  you would even help a lady in such an  attempt."  '!If tho lady was nice," ho laughed  back.  She turned her face to him with a  captivating srulle and said archly, "Do  you think I am 'nice?'"  ���  "Most assuredly, madame."  "Then I will throw myself upon your  mercy!" she exclaimed, with a lovely  alrjiXc^nd^rj^TlreJlactJSjX.a^smug^  gling"���she, made n little face���"a  scrap of lace. There Is uot much, but  It is choice, and I want lt for a certain  purpose. Now I have put myself in  your hands."  "Thc bunds of a gentleman," replied  Tliorvvald.  "How can I help you?"  "Vou might take the keys of my  trunks und act as if we wero together.  Uou could tell them you had nothing  to declare. I shrink from saying flatly  tbat I have nothing to declare when 1  know I have. You will not have that  difficulty to disturb you, and if you  can give the man the idea ��� that .you  have both our things In charge /they  vvill say nothing to me."  "Madame, leave the matter entirely  to me." i.    ": v   i  When they reached the frontier and  the ordeal was at band, Tliorwnh)  walked up to the most prominent functionary and, taking hlni aside, hnd a  few words with hiin. The lady in tlie  meantime sauntered slowly up ami  down the platform with a pleasant air  of walling till the mere form had been  compiled with.  Suddenly her heart fell. T,uo olllcer  with whom the young man hail been  talking left lilm and advanced toward  lier with a determined nlr.  . "Maihuiie," said the otiielal. "I have  certain l::fon:iatlo;i tlint you are attempting " lo smuggle something  through. My informant snw whnt Ion  III tn to Hi in I; you hud lnce concealed  ulout. vour iHH'sou, It rests with you  to deliver It up or ;o no subjected io u  thorough cMiiiiii.aiio:'."  She gnupud with l;-.Jig::r.tio!i. Wli.ii  nu idiot she hnd been to betray ln-i  self to a strange;'!  Willi a. blazing coimtaiiniicc but ti  dignity that liupVossuil oven tlie hardened official, she retired and unwound  the dainty lace she had so carefully  concealed about the upper part of her  person. It was silently confiscated  and a stitf line Imposed, which she  paid wilhout half the regret she felt  at parting witli her precious lace. The  odious Informer vvas walking about on  the platform with un air of conscious  rectitude nnd carefully abstained iiotu  even glancing in her direction.  The train had gone some miles on the  journey toward St. Petersburg. Home  one paused at her side. She looked up  and beheld tlio young man who had so  neatly tricked her. lie hnd an apologetic ii Ir.  "Do not presume to speak to me."  she exclaimed hotly. "You hnve done  nil the evil you can. I wish you wore  a gentleman, that it might be possible  to mnke you l'ecl the contempt you deserve."  "Madame," lie snid very gently, "I  only ask one word of explanation. Believe mo, 1 think 1 can dispel the mean  opinion of mo wliich I admit you have  every right to ciilcrtaiii. You told me  you hud a 'scrap of lace; not much,  bul choice' Around my legs���pardon  me for alluding to them���nre a hun-'  drcd yards of a very expensive lace.  Not that alone, but tlicre is a sentimental reason' attaching to Us safe  delivery by me wliich would, have  made Its seizure the keenest disappointment. Tho officer showed such a  suspicious nnd implacable attitude that  I saved my lace at the cost of yours. I  shall be glad to givo you as niucb of  this as you lost���you said you had  only 'n scrap'���and defray all expense  you wore put to."  The lndy was somewhat mollified by  this respectf jl and reasonable explanation.  "I said n scrap. It was really ten  yards. As a matter of fact, it was exceedingly expensive."  Ho laughed heartily. "A mere bagatelle.   Just so my friend is satisfied."  "Who Is.your friend?" she inquired  impulsively.  "Oh. pardon mo! I have a sense of  honor."  As soon ns ho arrived at his friend's  in St.'Petersburg he told-him he had  been able to bring hlni only ninety  yards of the lace he had specified.  Prince MuriauolTsky laughingly snld  that there was no doubt that would-be  enough. lie unwound It with gleeful  cure from his guest's logs and they  chuckled over the duties that had been  dodged.  Wlien Tliorvvald was dressing for  dinner that evening, the prince looked  lu ou lilm nnd said with mock solemnity: "My nuut will dine with us tonight. Dou't sr.y a word about the  trick with the lace. Her husband ls at  the head of the customs, nnd she would  be terribly scandalized. I don't know  tliat she would not feel constrained to  report It. although she is so fond of  Olga thnt she would not like to spoil  her wedding present, and sho knows I  couldn't comfortably afford the money!  for it and the duties." ���   |  ' Tliorwald smilingly promised not to  breathe a word about It |  When Prince Murianoffsky went to  tbe salon, bis sister ran up to blm and  exclaimed;  .^Isn'tJt.oddLAunt^Fet^orovnaJyLS  sent mo some lace, and it ts Just tbe  same kind you got for mc! And I  measured It; and it Just makes a hundred yards with the other. You tried  to get a hundred yards, you know, and  Mr. Tborwald could only get ninety."  Just then tiio Countess X. was,announced.  "Not a word about tbo smuggling,"  whispered Olga to Mr. Tborwald, "before Aunt Feodorovnn, Mon Dleu! She  would be bonified."  Tborwald nodded his bend, and as ha  turned his eyes-to the redoubtable  aunt who was entering'the room in a  magnificent toilet;-.be, recognized his  companion ln crime of the railway. She  gave a half start as ho was presentee^  to her, biit instantly rallied and, fixing  her bright eyes on lilm, said meaningly, "Iain glad to kuow you, Mr. Tborwald."  As lie was taking tier Into dinner sho  put tip her fan and whispered Impressively:  "Not a syllable nbout the lacel They  would be awfully scandalized."  "Not a' word, countess," murmored  Tliorvvald." "Only���my laco was for  your nlcco too."  Thnckernr'n Ln*t Home.  "Down on your knees, you rogue!"  said Thackeray to J. T. Fields, tbo famous publisher of Boston and author  of "Yesterdays With Authors." "Down  on your knees, for hero 'Vanity Fair'  was penned!" "And I will go down  with you," added W. M.. T., "for in  very truth I think very well myself of  that llttlo work."  ,Thackeray spoke ln Kensington, ln a  littlo room at tbe top of a bouso ln a  quiet street, with a lattice window,  but tlio street was Young street, not  Kensington palace gardens, as somo  people fancy. The best of Thackeray's  work was done in Youug street. There  be bought from bis profits nn old bouse  lu Palace green, pulled it down and  built from bis own design tbe quaint  mansion of red' brick with stono facings which Bret Harto introduced with  a tact so moving into his parody sketch  of Dickens' "The JJauuted Man."  Thackeray lived there but from 18G1  to Christmas eve, 1SG3, when he died  in bis sleep, they say. The last works  were written there, "The Koundabout  Papers" and others.���London Outlook.  Not Very CommcnilnMc.  "One thing I like about Paul Is that  he always keeps bis word."  "Yes, 1 believe none of bis friends  would take his word for anything."  A   Ilecommeniliiilaii.  ��� "You suggest that I should furnish  the capital and you tbe experience, but  whnt experience have you bud in tills  business':"  "I lost $20,000 ln lt In two years."���  Scrlhner's.  Slelclihio: With  Kitty.  Down the.frozim strret with Klttyj  How the culler skims tonight!  Soon vve leave llie qutet city  Por the country road so white,   ���  And I feel my heart a-ilutter,     ,  ,  But the horse shies at u tree:  Oh, to ovvn un auto cutter  I could run wllh ono nrm free!  ���Clili'as'v New��.  Sontherlund'ai McKnpbone,  Commander Soutlierland, chief of the  liydrogrnphic otiice, has bad to stand a,  lot of dialling from his friends since  Mr. Rnyner's summing up, In tbo  Schley .court, in which ,bo pictured  Soutberland as standing nt tbe wrong  end of a ' megaphone and delivering  bis famous message. "No news of tbo  Spaniards." wlilch.'Rayner said, stuck  In the" megaphone. ' Southerland's  friends when tbey meet blm are in tbo  habit of forming tbclr bands Into a  megaphone ovcr tbelr mouths and  shouting '!No news" at blm. .Souther-  land enjoys tbe Joke as much as anybody and did not even remonstrata  when some of them clubbed together  to buy blm a tiny silver megaphone aa  a watch guard for a Christmas present'  ' ���  .One to tlio riniulier.  A plumber wns sent for to Mm. house of  a .wealthy ntnckliioker io ex ecu to somo  repnlrs.  He wns taken liy the butler into the  dining rnom nnd wns beginning liis work  when the lndy of the Iiiiiim' entered.   L',Iolin,!!_ said _slic.__with_ a_,susj)icioua_  (.-lntici! toward the plumber, "remove the  silver from tbe siili'lmaid nnd luck it up  nt mice."  Hut the uuin of lend was in nowise disconcerted. "Tom," snid he' to his apprentice, who accompanied him; "tnke my  winch mid cliniii nuil tliene cuppers homo  to my missus nt oni'e. Tliere seems to be  dishonest people about this house."���Tit-  Ults.  HOW  TO   KNOW   LA  GRIPPE  Tlio Symptom! and Dangor* ol This Doodly Dlsoaso WKIoh Is Driving So Many to Bed* of Bloknott���Effootlvo Troatmont  by DR. CHASE'S (FAMOUS  REMEDIES.  Chill followed by (over, quick pulso, sovero pains in tho eyes and forehead, and dull pains in the joints  nun iiitisucs, iiini'k tliu beginnings of la grippe. Thoro is also hoarseness) inflamed air passages, and obstinate  ciiiiirii. furred tongue,, distress In tho stomach, and diarrhoea. The ono unmistakable feature of la grippe is  ihu depressed spirits and weakness and debility of the body. ..  Willi the very youiiir and very old and with persons of low vitality, tho .dangers of la grippe aro very  I'l'cut. Pneumonia of a violent and fatal form is a frequent rosult. It is also claimed that very many cases  of consumption cun bo directly traced to la grippe. Thc after effects of la grippe are most often felt in the  nervous system. The extreme debility in which this discaso loaves its-victims is more than most nervous  systems cun endure���paralysis or prostration follows  The most successful doclors adviso their patients to avoid exposureto cold or over-excrtion, and_recommend both general and local treatment, such as Dr. Chase's Nerve Food,to strengthen and tone the system,  nnd lh-. Chase's Syrup of Linscdd and Turpentine to loosen the cough and protect the bronchial tubes and  lulus from threatened complications. ..���'..'  Any honest and conscientious doctor will toll you that this combined treatment recommendod by Dr. Chase  cannot be surpassed as a means of relieving and curing la grippe, and restoring,the weakened ^nd debilitated  body to its accustomed vigor. Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentino is too well known as a cure'for.  bronchitis and severe chest colds to need comment. Dr.'Chu'se's Nerve Food seeks out tho weak spots' in thP  system and builds tlieni up. It rekindles tho'vitality bf persons weakened by disease, worry or over-exertion,  and cannot possibly be equalled as a restorative and reoonstructant to hasten - recovery from- la.grippe, 'and  to prevent serious constitutional complications. For sale by all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Company,  Toronto.  Al LADY HALLE.  She Is Violinist to Queen AIcxiivtu."ii  of CiiKlu'ml.  I.ndy Ilnlle, although not nn English  woman born, is ono of the most popular women in London and lias uciiuireil  fame otlier than tbat conferred upon  her b.v ber title. Lady Halle Is nn accomplished musicltiu. and so highly is  her ability thought of ln roynl circles  tbut upon coming to tbe throne Queen  Alexandra appointed her court violinist. The English regard Lndy Flnlle ns  tbo finest of all women violinists, nnd  on tbe,occasions when she performs In  public she is greeted with unbounded  enthusiasm.  Lady Hnllo's mulden mime was Wil-  lielininn Nerudn. and she who brrn In  one sided contract in which the wotnan  agrees to obey or to serve. To consent  to make oneself another's subject or  servant Is unworthy of a human being  even If done freely,. In law we do not  allow one person to sell himself Into  slavery to another. The'contract is null  und void. There ls ho reason ir. morals  why n woman should put herself at tbe  beck nnd cull of n mnn. Any true marriage Is a relation of equals. It is n relation In whlcli the freedom of each Is  respected by the otlier. It ls a relation  of mutual service In1 which force is  never used, In wlilch command ls never  heard. If the wife Is obliged to submit  to lier husbnnd, that Is barbarism, no  matter wlio. what rite, whnt Bible,  what Inw, .sanctions it. Authority may  be excused over children. It muy bo  Justified .In. the state, but to tbe extent  it is exercised between partners lu the  marriage relation the beauty, tbe sacred ness, of tbe rclatlou ls gone.  Cnat Off Clothe*.  Don't throw nwny tbe cust off clothes  of tlie "grown ups." The economical  womnn should be wise enough to study  out tbe possibilities of old cloth, and  when she has once learned the nrt of  making ovcr she can keep ber children  nicely clothed with n very small outlny  of money. Among the many useful articles which enn be mnde from men's  suits when thoy are past renovating is  a nice suit for tbe small boy or n stylish Jacket for tbe little girl.  A dtess that is partly worn will still  contiiin ample material for a small  dress, and if one bus no natural talent  for milking pretty new garments from  ��� ���������������������������������������������.��������������>�����  IKE'S OXEN  oid material it is nn art that can be nc-    t,1(i,. ���,,,, Ri11r  ....I,o/l    ,,..,1    l���   ...��ll ���n,    *\.���   * I.,-        -JUC-K   .IHU   "HI}.  ���>  ���>  <> How He Trained Them Nautio- ���  ��� ally and What Happened ���  i\ ��� In Consequence. +  ���>������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Among bis neighbors Job Haines  wns considered a pretty fair sort of  man. no bad settled In a little town  ln the southern part of Kansas, where  be lived ns an Immigrant from New  Hampshire,' and lie.'brought bis Yankee sharpness with blm, but as be  dealt fair nnd attended to bis own  business he passed. Tbo only member  of tlio family besides Job and his wife  wns Ike, a nephew whom Job bad taken to bring up, as he luul no children  of his own. Ike was a typical New  England boy about fifteen years old.  lie had been brought up In one of tbe  const vitiligos of Maine and bad a great  love for the sea.  Job, like the majority of Yankee  farmers, was a Arm believer ln cattle  nnd'did most of bis work with oxen.  Oue dny he said to Ike, "Ilie, If you'll  tnke that pair of yearling steers and  break tbcm to work, you can have  them." Ike was exceedingly woll pleased at that and nt ouce assumed charge  of bis new possessions. If ever n pair  of young oxen were well tnken care of.  tliey were. Uo groomed tliem as carefully as the horses, so that their sleek  coats shone as glossy ns silk, and be  was so kind with them that they were  ns gentle ns sheep.   Ho nnmed them  fob, rather nettled, "but I'm strange to .rprr"!? q ITYTa A V QPTinfiT,  them.    Nobody   but   Ike   ever  drove    iJ:LCj OUAJJAI  QUn.UV.Ur  turn them about," Eald the  the  them."  "Well,  deacon.  But tbey pnld no heed to any com-1  mand,   and   finally,   exasperated,  Job  struck them both with tbo goad, and  tliey started nt a full run down tbe,  road.    Clattory bang tbe cart went, j  nnd  both Job nnd  tbe deacon  were  compelled to bold on tbe cart stakes to  prevent being bounced out of tbo cart  I  "Slop 'em!   Stop 'cm!" shouted tbe,  deacon.   "I  want to get out.   Whoa!  LESSON XIII, FIRST'QUARTER, INTER'  NATIONAL SERIES, MARCH  30.  Text of tlie Lcinoii, John xx, l-lS.  Memory Yeraca. lit, 11���Golden Text,  John xi, 25���Commentary Prepared  l)j- Rev. D. M. Stearui.  [Copyright, 1002, by American Press Astoclttion..  1, 2. t'Tlicy have taken away the Lord  out of the iepuleht-r and we know not  where tliey have Inid Hiin."   These were  Whon! Whon. you varmints!" B���; j the woid* ol Mnry MagdnleM to lr��cr  dkki'iI their heads nnd and John on her return from the sepul-  cber early on the morulng ot tbe resurrection day. As all the lessons of tbe  quarter have shown us the power and doings of the risen and ascended Christ, lt  tiie oxen only tossed their beads and  ran tlie faster.   "Stop 'om, can't you?"  'Job wns downright road by this time.  "Stop'cm yourself, you old fool!" snapped he. "You know ns much bow to  Etop 'cm ns I do." I is not umiss on this review dny, wliich  "We'll be chucked out nnd killed!" j happens to he Easter, to consider again  shouted the deacon as tbe cart banged   specially His resurrection.    We see ib  A MAGIC LANTERN.  these women, as in the apostles, true believers in and followers of the Lord Jesus,  with life and the future all dark to them  because they knew not the resurrection,  nud they knew uot because tbey believed  not. In the lessous of the quarter wc  hnve seen thousnnds upon thousands of  men nnd women made new creatures in  the power of His resurrection.   We need  beard Ike talk to 'em," be called out as ' to lie often reminded that if Christ be not  the cart bumped along. I "^en all preaching is vnin and none has  "Brother Haines,  such sea tall': ns   ''" nA " '"'" *"   >"n,"''��<'  I've beard ain't proper fer a pillai1 of  the church to repeat, and I'll cnll meet-  over a stone.  Tbe oxen were now thoroughly  frightened and running nway for fair,  and both men were badly scared and  holding on for dear life. All at once nn  idea struck Job.  "Say, deacon, can't you talk some  sea talk to 'om? That's what I've nilers  LADY HALLE.       -   '  Brunn. Austria. She began to give concerts when ouly six years old. In 1SC4  she married the Swedish musiclnn L.  Norman, tbe court conductor nt Stockholm, Sweden, nnd after he died she  became tho wife of Sir Chnrles Ilnlle, a  ��� distinguished pianist and conductor of  London.  Among ber many highly prized musical Instruments Lndy Halle treasures tbe most valuable violin In tho  world. It is a Str.idivnrlus whlcli formerly belonged *o Kmst and is valued  nt S10.000.  Sj-rncnue'* Original Candy Girl.  Mary Elizabeth Evans of Syracuse  needed money, and'alio went to work  In a clever way to mnke it. She prepared tbo way i'or a large candy trade  by having a booklet printed which consisted of brief letters from Syracuse  pbyslchlns who bought cnndlos from  her. telling in n tew words what tbey  thought of-them. , ' :'  One of this bright girl's plans'was  tbe establishment of a showcase at  which nil customers help themselves.  In the case ure neatly piled boves of  "Mnry Elizabeth's"homemade candy.  SVhlle at one end of the case Is a glass  and wood cabinet with double doors.  Swinging from one of tbe doors ls a  sign printed" in'.red and black, which  rends ns follows:'     * ''  "Open these dcors. Take what you  wish. Leave"co^t of goods tnken. Make  your change from my till. Trusting to  customers' honor. Please close tbe  doors.   Mary Elizabeth Evnns."  In this'cabinet there is an assortment of candy, neatly done up in boxes, each ^bearing a _ medallion of the-  maker and-'the' words  "Mary   Elizabeth" in o  facsimile of the  maker's  handwriting.    On the lower shelf of  the cabinet is 'the till, with places for  tbe various denominations.of change  and a long space for bills.   The customer, is expected to open the doors,  make 'bis choice, plnce tbe money in'  tbe till,' make change If necessary, and '  close the doors.    --",.���'   *     ���- '  Miss Evans says sb'e'ha's found ber  change correct so far.���Grocery World.  (pilied and Is well worth tbe trouble,  especially in'a household of limited  menus.  Drooplnff Plnnica.  One of the most melancholy spectacles is a bat bedecked with gray, drooping nnd forlorn ostrich feathers that  were onco snowy white and now look  quite as though life were not .worth  living since their curls had disappeared. It is always best to send theiu'to n  professional cleaner when tbey have  been reduced to this sorry plight, but  for those who cannot avail themselves  of his services the following method of  cleaning is recommended: Cover tbe  feathers with a paste innde of pipeclay  and wnter. rubbing them only one way.  When dry. shake to free them of the  powder and thon curl them with an  ivory pit per cutter or the back of n silver kuife.  The Evening; Lamp.  Many housekeepers think thnt to  turn down n lamp saves oil. In point of  fact, It docti nothing of tbe kind. The  same amount of oil is consumed, only  that whicli-is not burned In a flnme  pusses of!' ns gas. You can notice this  at once on entering a room where a  lump hns been turned low for any  length of time. Resides the disagreeable odor tho gns Is most Injurious to  fiovversor plants Unit may be near It.  If little light be required, a small lamp  with a small wick should be kept  turned up to Its proper height.  ,Tbe Due of Jllrrort.  A full1 length mirror is ns necessary  lo a womnn ns ber eomb and brush.  Havo you ever felt the sho"k or being  brought suddenly face to lnce with n  -nilrror-wbicli-criielly-shovvcd-up every.  Imperfection of your makeup? Did you  forget .how ybur'dress skirt bobbed up  In front,or hung In unsightly-scallops?  Did -you rellslf ihemlstlt o^iiu.v'on'e.or  your, garments'or the' ugliness of your  feet? Those things''never could Have  happened to the--womiui who made a  full -length mirror ber best friend.  Tliere are women vvho' hnvb'no use  for a hnnd glass.1 Tbey cun b'o picked,  out iy their unbecoming , hit is,-, badly-  dressed ��� bolr,' careless 'ncckwear nnd  docked dress scams.' If the'lintiu gluss  told itliem thnt the middle of a dress  eklrtj'ivns an.Inch.or two beyond the  Immediate bnck of'tbe vvnlst, readjustment' would follow.' -ir ihe hand'glass  Bboiyed one 'side or the back of n lint  to be hideous, the' pretty front -would  be forgotten, and-'the lint woiild re-  iiinlii In.tlie possession or ihe.mHIini'r.  Women cnlmly walls down the street In  shoes which present a'brave front, but  ore (run'over'nf the'hoel'iunl ugly  enough.-- Would tluit''tinppen where ii  long mirror nnd a" hand glass were In  iln lly .use? We nr,o. uone-of ,us above  tbo pdsSesslon of n'ccrtain'Uiiionnt of'  pride and vanity which can. give us  come very tiiK'oft"i'fiJrtiihle''l'iours when  they nre hurt.���Koston Traveler.  o'.;-i i">.: .:.n.,+.-", L^v���,'-;.������.-'.  Emnnclnntliin  In  Mnrrlnce.   .  Though1 there city.be rto emancipation  from iiiiirrbigL'. fills" Is not saying that  there mav not bo emancipation in marriage, bays William M. Stiller in Tbe  Atlantic. Marriage is not necessarily a  Talm nnd Pall*.  When n talented young girl went  to Mine. Jnnnuschek for advice as to  uiuke them tight again, for the reason  that the water put into tliem to swell  the wood runs out about as fust ns it  Is poured in. To obviate this difficulty  stuff the vessel with straw, placing a  stone or otlier weight on top, then pour  the wnter in. While much of it will  still run out. the straw will retnin sufficient to materially aid in accomplishing tbe desired end.  Water ana Cooking.  In making tea or coffee or in cooking  vegetables water thnt has been allowed  to boilshou!d not be used. When Juices  tire to be extracted from food, soft wnter should be employed. When the object is to retain them, hard or suited  water Is best. Vegetables that are to  be served without the liquor should be  cooked Iii only sufficient water to keep  them froni' burning, otherwise much of  tbeir nutritive qualities will be lost.  . ,,     TVmh Por Dnrli Holr.  ��� A wash recommended for dark hair  Ie made by melting half an ounce of  cnstile'sonp In a quart of hot water In  which an ounce of carbonate of sodn  hns been dissolved ond adding to it nn  ounce of spirits of wine and n few  drops of violet or other perfume essence. .After applying night and morning brush tbe hair for ubout ten min  utes.  The Ilollnnil  U'omnii'i IVny.  The washerwomen of Holland and  Belgium, so proverbially clem.' 'and  vvho put up.their linen so beautifully  white, iuse refined borax us a washing  powder instead of soda In. the proportion of a large handful of borax powder to ten gallons of boiling water.  Tbey save ln soap nearly half.  HtnnnKlm: Children.  Once coiiv'lnce'tbe children Hint you  have confidence In them, nnd il is seldom that It will prove to be n misplaced trust, but treat them ns small  criminals, nml' even the bnblcs will  s(irui discover a way'to circumvent the'  keepers of hidden treasures.  The crown of n crushed straw hnt  slior.lil be dampened with cold water  mill Muffed very lightly with old, soft  pit per. Then put to dry In a hot place.  It will he blocked to Its original shape.'  Mildew on leather mny be removed,  bo It i.s said, by rubbing gently with a  soft cloth dipped in ''khrdsciie. PcrllsH  with a bit of soft rng."   ��� '-'���   ���' ���-"' ' ���"  ''Some ^Japanese .young- girls- when  they-desire.JtO'-loQk extremely captivating gild their lips,    .tr.n.li-.i.. ��� ,'ii.v*.-.  One  of   the  prettiest  plants, for  bnnging basket Is tbe coral gem.  In his western borne Ike never forgot  the faioff ocean. It bad been the one  hope of his life to be a snilor, but bis  being sent west hnd destroyed It.  When his uncle gnve blm tbe steers to  break, the idea came to blm thnt  though he could never expect to trend  tho deck of bis own ship lie cot.1,1 use  ship phrases lu tbe education of his  oxen nnd thus always be reminded of  bis own home beside the sea. Thus It  was that Jack nud Billy were educated to work, "broken." totally ignorant  of tlie usual commands by whicli oxen  are manured. "Gee" nnd "hnw." "git  up" and "whoa" had uo meaning for  tliem whatever. It was "haul away"  and "port" nnd "stnrbonrd" nnd "belay." "Stern nil" wns back. Tbe oxen  grew and wnxed strong, nud bis uncle  often remarked that Ue never saw a  team that could do more work than  those oxen and Ike. No one but Ike ever thought of handling tbcm.  Tlie nearest neighbor to the Ilalnes'  wns Deacon Merwin, n good man and  pillar of tbe church. The good deacon  saw thnt Ike's yoke' of oxen were  workers, and a doslre-eamo over him  to possess them. - lie offered to buy  them several times, but Job always  snid that tliey belonged to Ike nnd  were not for sale. The deacon asked  Ike If he would sell them, but met  with such nn indignant refusal thnt he  felt angered. b\it did uot give up tlie  Idea of possessing the cattle. Finally  be went to Job nnd suid:  "Neighbor Ilalnes, if them cattle'U  work good every way I'll' give you  ?-100 for 'em. They're too much property for a boy liko Ike to have, and It  Is apt to create in lilm a4bad spcrrit  and make him feel above bis ciders."  "Well, I dou't know, deacon. The boy  sets a deal by them cattle, nud n promise Is a promise. I gave them to blm  if he would break 'em. nnd be hns. so  I'm bound to keep my pnrt."  , "That's nil true enough. Neighbor  Ilalnes, but Ike's only a boy, and then,  remember, ��400 ain't offered every day  for a'yoke of cnttle. Why not sell mo  these nnd give blm another pair to  break; thnt 'ud do blm Jlst as well?"  The deacon's Iji 100 and persuasions  finally weakened Job's scruples, and  he gave In. Tbe dcaeou was to try  tliem, nnd If they worked all right  was to lmve them for 5400. How to  toll Ike what be bad done was a poser  to his uncle. His aunt declared it a  downright menu piece of business and  told Job plainly whnt she thought of  blm. , '  It wns finally decided "not lo sny  anything to "Ike until nfter tbe sale bad  been made and tlie cattle gone. In order tbat Ike might not be on baud to  see. bis pets sold lid was given a holiday and sent to spend the dny at a  neighbor's, n couple of miles nway.  where there wns a boy of bis age who  ���wns a sort of chum of his.  The next morning Iko wns off bright  and early, nnd the deacon wns on  band-shoi'tly-nfter.���It-.vvoiild-iiot-be  fair to Job to say thnt be did uot have  any misgivings, lie would huve bucked out of the bargain at the least  chance, and he really hoped Unit the  deacon would not be satisfied with  thorn. The oxen wero brought out nnd  yoked to the enrt without dlillciilty,  though the deacon remarked Unit thoy  did seem "kinder stoopld." Job and  thc deacon climbed up Into thc cart.  "Geo lip!"  The oxen turned tholr big eyes round  inquiringly. "Gee tip. tliere!" repeated  Job.  Hut tbey did not move a hoof.  "That don't appear like good breaking." remarked the dencon.  "They're broke nil right," replied  Job.' "Como, gee up. there!" At the  pa me time he gnve each n prod with  the goad. In response to the prodding  the entile walked oir toward the open  gntc. In.whlcli direction their hends  happened to bo turned. Job did not  want tliem to go i.n the ronil. so he  shouted out. "Hoy, itoy!" to turn them  around; but'tbe'oxen had no idea whnt  "boy" meant,' 'nnd so kept going  straight abend.- Job-shouted louder  and struck Hilly with the gciul. They  quickened their gnlt Into u trot nnd  turned out Into tb? road. Then Job.  shouted,' "Whon,'whoa!" Uut tbey  did not mind tbnt either.  "Tliey" don't appear 'to be ns  well  brolje as rfcck'onfed' on?'"remarked tlltr :  dencon as he stood in the cart and  viewed the proceedings.'  "They're broke well enough," replied  ���o'vi.''.,-:  in' on you fer tills If we git out alive,'  replied the deacon, with as much dignity as be could assume while holding  to tbe slake.  "Do try, deacon 1" shouted tbe terrified Job. "It may save our lives."  Just tlieu the curt gave a fearful  lurch, nnd the deacon banged bis bead  against tbe stake bo was holding to  with considerable force. This mado  lilm boiling mad In addition to bis fear.  "Splice the main brace! Shiver my  timbers! Pipe nil hands to grog!" and  then, as that hnd no effect on the frantic team, "Boat nhoy!" and then, losing  all control of himself: "Ahoy! Ahoy!  Drat you, you blnnkety blank brutes!"  nnd the dencon let out such a string of  profanity tbat Job turned a shade or  two paler.  While this was going on tbe oxen  bad got over considerable ground. The  people nlong tbe road gnzed in open  mouthed astonishment to see two such  stnld citizens golug nlong so furiously  with an ox team and wore terribly  scandalized at their apparent hilarity.  Ike, totally unconscious of what was  going on at home, was plodding along  toward bis chum's when he heard a  fenrful clatter coming behind blm. He  turned and could hardly believe his  eyes. There cnnie his -pets Jack and  Billy nt a furious pace and bis uncle  and the deacon in the cart.  "Stop 'em, Ike! Stop 'em!"/ shouted  his uncle when he saw Iko.  Ike stepped to one side of the road,  nnd as the cattle dashed up called out:  "Ilclay, Jack! Belay, Billy!" At tbe  sound of the familiar voice and command tbey stopped nt once nnd went  quietly up to their young master.  "I'll have the law of you for this,  Job Haines," snarled tbe deacon ns be  painfully descended from the enrt.  "And I'll cnll church op you!" retorted Job as be rubbed his bruises. "I  won't belong to any church with a  man tbat kin swear like you kin. A  purty dencon you be!"  "If I hnd a brat like thnt, I'd skin  him nlivc!" ronred the dencon as he  glared nt the bewildered Ike.  "Isaac, tako them cattle home at  once," said his uncle. "As for this  wicked man here, I shall never notice  blm again."  Ike took the cnttle homo. His uncle  wnlked. His nunt told him nbout tbe  contemplated sale. and. though be expressed commiseration for bis uncle, it  is doubtful if he felt nny. His aunt  said lt served them just right. Ike  kept his oxen.  Cnrlyle nnd Bores.  Whether Cnrlyle wns a dend failure  or not Is a moot point, but be certainly  did uot know bow to put up with  bores. "The art of being snvage to  those people" or "such things"���ns he  would have designated tbem���which  Scott so signally lacked, was possessed  by him Jn Its perfection. What he  could "lenst endure," we are told, wns  being bored. "The anathemas which  be heaped on unfortunate bores exceed  Erniilphus' In exquisite variety."  A whole museum might be lilled with  Carlyle's bores nloue. He obtained access to tbe immortals, and they bored  -him.- To his acrid humor Charles Lamb  was something less, almost, thnu a  lion1. Coleridge, whom ' bo luul not  been disinclined to revere, wns a bore  of the most oppressive kind. "Ho hobbled about with us," writes the Irreverent Thomas, "talking with a kind  of solemn emphasis on matters which  were of ho interest. Nothing enme  from blm thnt was of use to mo tbat  day or, lu fact, any day."  Ronlnn Tlint Will Win.  A certain hardware store In tills city  employed ns clerk n genuine eighteen  carat gonitis. They did not know It  nt the time, but they are firmly convinced of it now.  One duy a country customer came lu  to buy some powder to use on a hunting trip. The new- man walled on lilm  nnd, not being thoroughly "on to llie  ropes," gave lilm blasting powder by  mistake. ��� '  The next dny the ptirebnser brought  bnck the.lumpy blasting powder to ex-  change for what ho originally nsked  for. Here Is wliere Iho new clerk's  genius displayed Itself. Instead of taking bnck'the blTisting powder on the  spot'he tried to argue the country cus.  tomer into buying a coffee grinder.  With which the blasting powder  might-be ground to the requisite fineness.    ..,....,.        -.-.-'  Sad to relate, he failed, but he made  a great lilt with his employers nevertheless.���Syracuse Herald.  been snved or ever will be, but Christ  being rnised up from the dead and having  all power in heaven nnd earth every purpose of the Lord shall be performed (I  Cor. xv, 12-2S).  3 5. The two disciples ran because of  Mary's message, nnd John, tbe fleetest of  Ibe two, arriving fii&t, stooped down and  looked iu and saw the linen clothes lying,  but ho did not go in. It mny hnve seemed  to lnm too sacred a thing to step into  Biich n plnce, or it mny be thnt he feared  lie might see the precious body, desecrated, lying clscwheie in the tomb. We cannot know- fully his thoughts and fceling3  until lie shall some day tell us himself,  hut this vve surely know, thnt it he bad  believed his Lord's words he would not  have been surprised to find nn empty  tomb, but might rather have joyfully exclaimed, 'Tie is risen!"  0-S. I'eter, more impulsive, when be  comes, goes right into the sepulcbcr,  then John follows, nnd tliey both see the  linen clothes lying nnd the napkin thnt  wns about His head wrapped together in  n plnce by itself nnd they believed Mary's  testimony Hint the body wns not ii the  tomb, but beyond thnt, as to what had  become of the body, tbey were wholly in  the dark, as the verses following testify.  9. "For ns yet tbey knew not the Scripture, that He must rise again from the  dend." Besides His own oft repeated  woids they might, with anointed eyes,  have seen His resurrection in Ps, xvi, 10;  Isa. xxvi, 10; liii. 10; Hos. vl, 2, or at  j least a strong suggestion of it, but their  hearts were set upon a kingdom which,  according to tlieir way of thinking, was  to he established thero 'and then, and being filled with their own thoughts they  hnd no plnce for His thoughts and purposes.  10, 11. The disciples went to tbeir own  home, but Mary lemaincd at the sepul-  clier weeping. Luke says tbat Fetcr departed wondering in.himself at that which  was come to pass (Luke xxiv, 12), not  believing tbnt Clirist wns risen, but believing simply Hint His body wns not in  the tomb and wondering what bad become of it nnd what it nil meant. We  are reminded by tho disciples and Mary  of a time when "every man went to his  own home. Jesus went unto the Mount  of Olives" (John vii, 53; viii, 1). Did  you ever see a precious body laid away  from your sight, nnd the friends nnd relatives all went to their homes, but yoii,  having left that which was tho house in  which the one who was dearer to you  than life bad lived iu the tomb,; felt that  you no longer had'what could be called  home? If so, you can sympathize with  Mnry.  12, 13. "Womnn, why weepest tbou?"  Thus spnke the angels to her, nnd she answers in about the .same woids she bad  used to Peter and John. Words seem idle  when there is this aching void in tho  heart unless they come from those who  can truly sympathize, who have themselves experienced our sorrow.  14, 13. "Woman, why weepest tbou?"  This time the words nie from Jesus Himself, nnd tbey mean more, for ne can be  touched with a feeling of our infirmities  (Heb. iv, lo, 10). It would seem that as  Maiy faced the angels nnd they spoke to  her she must have seen them looking at  some one behind her, nnd ns she turned  to see whom or what they were looking at  she, supposing she saw the gardener,  speaks to him of tbe body she cannot find.  1 imagine her tnlking'to Him whom she  so loved and not knowing Him, but see  also chapter xxi, 4. and remember the.  two who walked to Emranus with. Him  and knew Hiin not till tbey saw His  hands as He broke bread in tbe house.  How- grief and unbelief do blind us and  bow niiK'h,sorrovv we might escape if we  would only believe God!  1C. "Mnry!" "Master!" What a heavenly "miiltum in pnrvo!" Just one word  -fiom eavli.-bul heart meets liuaiHn those  two words. The heart broken is comforted; the Father of mercies nnd God of all  comfort hns spoken. Whether it ho ns  Frederic Whitfield snys, the sorrowing,  broken hearted Mary, or tho tried and terrified disciples In the upper room, or  doubting Thomas, or the 'weary, disappointed tollers on the lake, ns Jesus shows  Himself, the risen Cluist, to each all is  made, right, and ' the nil sufliciency of  Clirist for every state of man's heait is  uisulo manifest. The lienrt of man needs  only to see Jesus. Let Him present Himself nnd all will he well, and the lienrt  will lie filled with joy and gladness and  repose quietly in Illni.  17. "1 ascend unto my Father and your  Father, mid to my God and your God."  The question is often asked, Why did our  Loid not nllovv Mary to touch Mini when  just a little Inter the Mime morning He  allowed the other women to hold Hi in by  the feet nnd worship Him? (Matt, xxviii,  0.) Why not bo content with the Lord's  own reiiM'ii. "Knr'I am' not yet nscended  to My Father?" The j|ifort'iiee is plain  and casyvtliat before the otlier women  met nim flcjind ascended to His Father  and lctuiiie'd." During th'e forty dnys He  evidently ascended and returnee! iniiny  times before the visible ascension, since  wliich lie, has not yot returned, but Ho  will (Acts 1, 11), nnd .soon now.  ��� 18. Her teais were dried, her heait was  glad and she went 'as His messenger to  comfoit others ns they, mourned nnd  wept, but ns she told tliem the wonderful  story they would ii"t believe,her (Mail;  xvi, 0-14)7 -JN'oithei*' did tliey at flf-st believe the two who snw Him Inter on the  same dny, nnd when, ia the evening. He  appeared unto the eleven He upbraided  them with tlieir unbelief.  One Thnt Cnn Hd Made Willi u Jllrror  mid ii Oimllc.  Those boys and girls who are not tha  happy owners of a magic lantern will"  be interested to know that almost tbe  same results may be obtained with materials tlint may be very easily secured.  Tbey consist of the white cloth���or paper will answer���upon which tbo pictures are thrown, of n mirror, a candle and some paper figures.  Equally simple is tbe performance.  Having stretched the cloth ngulnst a  wall in a darkened room, set u lighted  candle opposite to it on a table, with a  book or a similar object intervening so  that tbe light vvill not directly strike  tho cloth, but keep it in comparative  darkness. Then hold tbe mirror sideways before the candle nt such an angle that tbe rollectlon of lt will bo  tin own on the clotb. You have thus  secured tbe slide itself, square or  round, as tbe form of tbo mirror may  be. lt yet remains to Introduce tbe picture. This is easily done. You must  only bold n paper figure between tbe  candle and tbe glass, and its shadow  on tbe mirror, reflected oh tbe cloth,  gives in silhouette the form of the paper.  Moving it forward between tbe candle nnd tbe glass, tbe figure will appear to walk more or less leisurely, or  a regular promenade may be arranged,  with two or more figures moving in  opposite directions. Other mojions will  readily suggest themselves.to tbe imaginative mind.  It is, however, necessary to remember that the pictures show in silhouette only, so tbnt only tbe outlines of  tbe papers can be depended upon to  give shnpe and form.  A Funny Trick.  There is a good deal of fun, but moro  for the onlookers than for those wbo  try to do it, in tlie following trick:  ���Several persons can tnke part in tbo  game, and each must assume tbe posi-  JIOVV TO DO IT.  tion shown in the accompanying .picture���namely,  lie must stand on his.  right foot, hold lils left foot behind his<  back with bis right band and'grasp his  right ear with bis left hand. When all  the players are in this position, n newspaper or some other' object which is  nbout six inches in height is placed on  tbe ground, and each player is to bop  toward it nnd do his utmost to catch it  with bis teeth and raise it to bis. own  height.   Those wlio succeed In doing-,  this are hailed ns winners, and those;, ;  who do not succeed have to pay a forfeit ' ���    )-;'  Thnt it is not easy to do this trick'  nny one who tries It for tbesfirst time  vvill very quickly discover.  llnngrry Yonnff Wrenn.  ' ��� When cook is baking pancakes she  thinks tlint boys mid girls are about  the hungriest things In the world. Of  course after bruin lias spent an entire  winter in a hollow tree sucking bis paw  and dreaming of honeycombs under every stump It is not surprising that bis  appetite has given grounds for the pro- -  vcrbinl saying, "As hungry as a bear."  The Philadelphia Times tells a story  of hungry wrens.' A city man was  spending his vacation in Virginia and  watched tlie hardworking mother bird'  and her youngsters. The mother wren  mnde 110 trips to hor nest within four  ho u rs_an_d_n._b.aj_f. a nd this wa s_tbe_bil!___  of fare that the three baby birds con--  suineil: Twenty green caterpillars. 111  May Hies, 29 unidentified Insects',',11..  ���worms, 2 bugs, 10 grasshoppers, 7 spiders nnd a chrysalis or two. How; ig  tbnt for an appetite?      .    '.  ���r~r -        ^  A Point In Oequrnphj-.  What boy or girl enn,' beforo looking  on n mnp, toll what four states arid"  territories come together at one corner?   Tlicre Is but ono .'Tour corners"  iri tbe United States and,'It Is said, but''  one in tbe world.   The'vlnco Is a very  dlllicult one to rench, and but few purjl  sons have ever seen It.   A few yenVs  ngo some Nnvnjo Indians destroyed the,  rude monument creeled there by the  surveyors,   so   lust   summer 'nnotlier  company of surveyors vvho visited the  plnce erected nnother monument.  The only way this,place, on ,n spur of  tbe Cai'izo mniiiiinliis,' can be��� reached .  is by a trail leading off from tbe road  coiiuocliiig Nnvnjo Springs, In .Colorado, ���  and thc San Junii river.' Olit tbcve-iti ���"  thnl desolate place are where Colorado. ,  Utah, New Mexico anft,AVizonn'3oln,.",,[  Solve ThlD'EThiiiple." "���   '���fnra��fIB  "Those examples- whtit's 'in HlicWthv-.i  metics aren't auy-g;oodu"-.writosV,-bc��?',-'  who doesii'tllke,scbo,nU ,"-Wliat.I,.vyfl,nt,,'  to, Ijiiqiy. is.'jf I 'ira(lg.1iuy.|kiiif,e,.fotVi .  top nnd'Six marble's, nn'ii then trade the \  top for a mouth organ and the marbles  for an apple and a jewslinrp and then  eat the apple, how much do 1 make?"  * ���"' [  m  'i^Mi-'t. THE INDEPENDENT.  BATTORDAY.'  ���MAT 3, IMS  li  w  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISHED    WEEKLY IN  THE nf.  TBRESTS OF THE MASSES  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  BASEMENT     OF      FI.ACK     HLOCK,  HASTINGS STltEET.  VANCOUVER, a. C.  SU1SSCTUPTIONS IN ADVANCE.  A week, 5 cents; month, 15 cents; three  months, 3ii cents;  ono year, $1.25.  six months, Co cents;  ENDORSED HY THE TRADES AND  LAliUIl COII.NCII., TIIE VANCOUVER laAHOIt PARTY AND THE  BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL.  SATURDAY MAY :!,  11)02  told the house he did not even know  how- much land there wus In the concession. It looks ns if there was a  huge African gentlemnn lurking in the  bush not for from Fernie.  The quiet, conservative, dignified' suid  gentlemanly canvas more otltcn wins.  The man. who _um but little nnd  wants less is richer than the mam vvho  has much and wants more.  this province. When we have the object lesson of the Americans 'passing  the exclusion net and the report of the  royal commission before us lt is Unfiling to know whnit more the government requires 'before It will bring dawn  the legislation as nsked for.  CURRENT OPINION���AU* SORTS  Huyinjr things thnt a man doesn't  really need often compels lilnu to sell  things thut he really docs need.  J. 'l'lerpont Morgan i-�� a greaL organizer. So was R.iriiiim. But lihe latter never in his life time had the opportunity of collaring such a. rich prize  us our provlnci.il government. Were  he alive to-day nn.I could secure them,  "there'll Uie millions in It."  PRENTICE FINANCING.  'Among; other brilliant calculations of  British Columbia's- champion financier  is a .statement that "n average British  Columbian is woith about $2,000, ns  againft ?l,->."0, which is all a ]t''��i- devil  of an I3n_.Ilshin.-iii in the old. sod cm  rake together, ;,jid $1,123, which is all  that a poor Yackce can claiiin ns his  own. We djdn't know ive were so rich,  till vve referred to -Mr. Prentice's deductions to make suie of the fact, but  unfortunately it seems that he has  claimed as our own '"'property a little  matter of $1,7C0 or S1,M>0 out ot the  *2,000, which either belongs to our  mortgagees or other creditors, or else  Quia never belonged to us at all. Thus,  our eraek-a-Jack mathematician says  that we liritish Columbians ovvn altogether a.liout ��j-lu,0i)0,U00. Of this sum,  he says, our railways stand us in for  |$C5,000,000 odd���quit'.- foigcltlng that.  besides a few millions owned by tbo  Dunsmuir family u:.d a lew others in  the province, the whole of thnt Luge  amount belon_.x to foreigners and ou.-  siders. Then 'he reckons the mines" and  smelters of the province at $��0,000,000,  and forgets 'Purposely to mention that  at least, to put it .moderately, $10,000,000  of that Capital belong to Americans,  Britishers' and Eastern Canadians  amongst others, who are not British  Columbians. The same' iremlarks apply  to his calculations of the other sources  of alleged British Columbia-owned  wealth. For goodness iknows that of  the $65,000,000 which he puts down as  the value of timber properties, mills  and limits, at least three-fourths belong to eastern. C^n^dians- and thc  bainks, whose stock is practically hold  by etrictly outsiders. The same thing  applies more or less to every 'figure  quoted by Mr. Prentice, whilst he al=o  does not mention that of the properties  which we do own albout two-thirds are  mortgaged to persons and corporations  who are usually not British Columbians. Instead, therefore, of owning  $340,000,000, we may think ourselves  mighty lucky If we have the odd $40,-  000,000 to go and como on. If a British  Columbian on an average owns $100,  counting In the youngsters, whom Mr.  Prentice includes in his per capita calculation, we feel quite eure th'at this is  the very most on which ihe cam. reckon.  !As ifor $2,000, tell tihe marines you saw  ��ne, 'Prentice. .  Tlie Cliino-n'-Jap.inoso commission  have long since reported, but the Dominion government has done nothing.  Nor they won't. The province must  keep the Asiatics out nnd if the Do  minion govcrninc-nt don't like It tliey  pliould be told In diplomatic language  to go to the licit .plnce.  What About Dried Apples?  Toronto landladies have decided to  advance the price of board on account  of the increased cost of food supplies.  The duty on prunes of one cent a  pound must go.���Montreal Gazette.  ��^-^t>�� ... ����. . 00 ...������ .,����  f Fashionable  t Dress Goods  Or Like 11. C Politicians.  In thc New-fouiicllanil Legislature, Mr.  Morine called Finance Minister Jackson a liar, a jnder, a bumptious noisy  cad. a, brairKart. a giisbag, an ass, a  blCckguard and a vile character. Morine i.s ns fluent as a western stage  driver.���Kootcnaian.  Speaking of dogs,  ptegr lions?  does Aid.  Brown  In 'his address on the budget on  Tuo��d'ay Mr. Mcinnes advocated a .tax  on every person employing a male domestic. If every person employing a  Chinese or Japanese Jious-e servant  wore taxed $2f> a year, lie said, it would  create a revenue of ?-.->n,00O, besides  having a tendency to discourage the  employment of Asiatics. This is as tlhey  have it in England, nnd a good law it  is. ico.  Col. Sam Hughes is out vvith another  proposition. jN'ovv- he wants children at  school to be taught accurate rifle  shooting, could anything more vicious  be introduced into our public schools.  Tib's idea of blood-letting is .being carried a little too far. In the last three  or four years the military spirit in  both bram-hes of the English-speaking  racu has been brought to fe-ver heat,  but it remained for a Canadian ln this  fi-ee 'land to propose that we teach  children to kill scienlitioally.  Only Mud.  A owning expert recently describe.!  a lode as traversing "a liietnmorphic  matrix of a somewhat argillonrenac-  cous composition." This means literally " a changed mass of a somewhat  clayey-sandy composition." This in  Its linn may be translated into plain  English as m-u-d.���Ex.  Tlio styles in costumes this T  season aie exceedingly charming I  ami the mule rials were never so A  beautiful���clinqy fnbiics aro pre- 9  iliiniiniint���nml nowhere in B. C.  inn lie seen a more varied and  extensive assortment of theso  beautiful fabrics,  I'or those who wish tho heavier stult for Tailor Costumes we  show a complete, stock of this  i-lniR   of   woollen   goods���includ-  ��� inir the liaiulsoiuo nnd ever po-   I  ��� pillar Tweeds,    Olielino Cloths,   i  t   Venetians, llroncleloths, Etc., in 9  __,  l he  newest  shades. j  T ... ... .   T  Oar display of all wool and  pill; Grenadines is another excellent feature. Wc offer you a.  ich  if  und  plaids, ranging in prico from  SI.00 to S-1.50 yd.  _S .Vt,1.111,      lk,���l.,t, ,,*.      ,,,, 1.1       J\J.l     ll  i splcncliilSselcction of these   rich  T summer fabrics in  all sorts   of  I (lesiiiiis���stripes,        checks     und  Fair Redistribution.  Evidently the Legislature is prepared  to wind up its little ball of yarn, and  quit business for this session. And  contrary to all prophets, Joe Martin  has not yet thrown down the government. The Dunsailib- government, at  any rate, will have a very fair redistribution bill to its credit when it goes  to the country again.���Phoenix Pioneer.  ���William, Wallce Bruce Mcinnes spent  rour hours the other day throwing bouquets at 'Premier Dunsmuir and. endeavoring to show what a dear friend  th'at gentleman is to labor. It won't  do, Willie. Dunsmiiiir is the worst  enemy of organized labor in! B. C, and  it will talke more thaw hot-air speeches  to make the working people think  otherwise.   iMr. Dunsmuir has said Uiat  had he his own way no workingmen's  i  representatives would be permitted to  sit in the legislature���only   men    with  laj-ge interests at stake in, thc province.  But Mr. Dunsmuir has money and he  enn, buy lots of men to write or speak  oulogisticially of him.  Phig jionik 'has broke out to a fresh  spot A lodal pooJ room has adopted  the game.  Ithe Provincial Progressive! Party is  making grand headway, judging iby reports reaching this office.  "An ihonest'Politician is one who stays  bought," remarked a. philosopher.   We  ~iwt��ider~ if Tie"' ha/ci~Bri Uah-Colunvb! a~ in  vdaw when -his mdnd gave birth to this  great-truth.  King Edward- should decorate his  Canadian ministers wltih the "yellow  Jacket" when tfhey attend the coronation. They 'heap savvy Chlnev so  mirohee, you know.  ' There Is no way ln which working-  men can invest thoir money and time  to better advantage than in a trades  union. It pays more interest to the  rank and Ale than miy life Insurance  or secret society. .        ���'-  Dink McBrlde made an 8-hours'  .���p'".'ch in the legislature and kind of  put a kink in Dunsmuir and his employees. The latter tried! to ruih  ih-.'rugh th'edisousslon of the estimates  In one sitting. But they reckoned  without Dick's Jaw.  Regarding the twoposed sale ot government property within the town ot  (Bternie, whlcli Includes a fourth of that  ���valuable townslte,. Hon. Mr. Wells  brought In a, hill to convey the same  * to tbe Crow's Nest Haas Coal pompauy  for $16,806.   Inropjar to a croebt&m be  illon. Mr. Prentice seems to be under  thc imipression that British Columbia  Is not part of Canada. For the other  day, in order to show that In that famous, or rather infamous, budget  speech of his, that we're albout the  wealthiest and least taxed people in the  world, he forgot that a British Columbian is liable for both his ��(hai-e of  the provincial and the national -debt,  aa well as municipal, making ithe figure of 8iis iper capita debt a, good deal  nearer $100 than $36, and placing  a happy British Columbian, in the  distinguished position of owing  about $20 moi-e in respect of ipublic debt  than John. Bull at-'home with all his  heavy war taxes to meet This is certainly '"Prentice" financing.  'Mr. Mcinnes���In the ipast the present  opposition had 'practically placed themselves on record . as opposed to labor.  A' proposal to reaffirm the principle of  the cighit-hour law by a resolution of  the house was opposed and defeated by  the votes of members of the opposition  r-anotlier-lnstanee-of-the-laiok-af- unity  In their Tanks. The hon. itihe premier  had done more than any other man in  the ^province to carry out the ���eight-  hour principle. Ho had hundreds of  men .working for him, and had, years  ago, Introduced the eight-hour day���  that vvas a bit of (practical politics  wihlch should be an example to some <if  that hon. gentleman's traduce���. He  was the truest friend line warJcmen of  liritish Columbia ever hail, and, in  pixiof, he was to-dny paying his miners  the highest wagea of any mine owner  on the continent.  Mi'. Curtis���That was before electloa,  That Commission.  The royal commission nsked for by  Smith Curtis to investigate charges  against the government in connection  with railway deals, furnished considerable amusement for those vvho looked  on, if it did end in a fizzle. But, nevertheless, a lot of things ���were brought  out that the ministers would probably  have had left alone. Some good, therefore, may yet come of it.���Phoenix  Pioneer.  COKRECT  DRESS FOR  WOMEN.  170    Cordova     St.,   Vancouver,   j  ��� ���  $4-��"*-4\\<l>��~-99',~'M99���~'-99'*~,,9$  fishing Tackle  Sods in Grcenhcart, Steel, Split Cane.  Lancewood, Steel Centre.  Waterproof Oiled Silk, Braided Cotton and  Linen, and Composition Lines. ,,  Single Action and Multiplying Reels. "  Single, Double and Treble Twisted Caste  nnd Traces.  Wading Trousers, Brogues and Stockings.  Gut Hooks,' Hies, Fly Books and every  accessory to fly fishing.  9, 527 Hastings St.  a ��+�� ���������������� ������������������������.��<����� ���������<.���������������  The new paper which B. V. Chim-  ���bere, iproprlcilor of thc late Golden Era,  is to start at Armstrong, B. C, will be  called tho Advertiser, and will inake.-its  appearance early this month.  BASEBALL.  ���To-day at the Powell street grounds  tho (first professional baseball game of  the season will take place between the  local team and Nanalmo. llie home  team looks strong, and If the battery  proves all right vvill make the Nitnal-  moites go some to win. Manager Mayo  has a good opportunity to do business  thi.s summer if he presents tlie light  kind of ball. Tho following is the local  team as they go to bat: Holmes, r. f.  Jansing, s. s.; Rockenfleld, 2 b.; Mc-  Rae, or Loughlin, c; Broadhurst, 1. f.  Patr.ea.uil, 3 b.; Forrest, p. and c. f.;  Miller, 1 b.; Law, p. and c. f.; Hevvett  and Flood nre substitutes.  a 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 wredked; he was lost; his family  was stranded,  too, financially,  by his procrastination.  No other time is eqiual to the present moment for Life Insurance in  cost and opportunity, and no policies Bimpass those of the Union  Mutual In privileges and values.  [Details sent free.   . ,  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  n  it  n  <>  n  n  ���<���  n  o  <>  I  Their Loyalty is Tainted.  It is curious how zealous we are in  the west for the honor and future welfare of Canada. We are doing our best  to shut out American railroads because  of our fear that they will carry off all  the good tilings we have got nnd should  keep for ourselves. They take a different view of the case in the,East,  The border there is crossed and re-  crossed by railways. Mr. Webb, the  president of the New York Central, one  of the greatest of American roads, has  purchased the Canada Atlantic, and,  would you believe it, those short-sighted Eastern Canadians are rejoicing  over what they call the good news!  Clearly, we must send Mr. Eberts or  Mr. Hunter over to Instruct our brethren as to these things. The East Is  poor enough now. If the work of the  invaders be permitted to go on it will  soon be nothing but a bag of bones.���  Victoria Times.  Sir Wilfrid 'Laurier 'has said that  nothing con lie done with regard to  passing laws to restrict the Immigration of Orientals until the people of  Eastern Canada h'ad-an opportunity to  Inform themselves upon (the matter.  The papers of the east are as dumb as  oysters on the Chinese question. They  hold, at least some of them, that the  "yellow scourge" is .purely a' western  iffair and that the grt'at bulk: of the  people of the essto don't -care a '��.  iv'hat Uhe government does towarau  earrylmi out the wishes of the people of  ALIEN LABOR BILL.  A bin to amend the Allen Labor law,  as 'prepared by the Trades Congress  committee, has been introduced' in the  house of commons by Ralph Smith,  M. P. The amendments made to this  act last session have been taken advantage of ,by ithe government to disown responsibility for enforcement of  thc act. This year's bill seeks to place  the act ���under ithe department of labor,  and makes it tihe duty of the minister  to send am officer to make inquiry  when complaint ls made, and, flurther:  "If the report of such officer be tliat  this act has been or ia being violated,  the minister of labor for Canada shall  'PIMMIN S-G ALLETLY.  G. Ernest Tiinmins, of the C. P. R.  shops of this city, and Miss Sybella  Jackson, daughter of Janie.9 Gallctly,  were married by Rev. E. 'E. Scott, at  Mr. Galletly's residence on Wednesday  evening. The groomsman was A. Aohe-  son and the bridesmaid Miss Lou Bent-  ley. 'Mr. 'and Mrs. Timmins ivvlll resident 1038 Harvvood street. Tho Independent joins vvilih their many friends in  wishing the newly-wedded couple long  life and prosperity.  have ipovver, notwithstanding any other  remedy provided by ithls act, to cause  and shall cause such immigrant at nny  time witlhin tho period of one year of  landing or entry, to 'be taken into custody, and returned ito -tbe country  ���whence he came, at the expense of the  owner of the Importing vessel, or, If he  entered from un ndjolnlng country, at  the expense of iln- pei-mm, partnership,  company or corporation violating section 1 of this act."  BAUHEIU5' HOURS.  The hours of labor of 'barbers arc  more Inconvenient than those of  others. Barliors work what ls considered "overtime" every day ln the week.  They toll when other .people generally  take tlielr n-st .'ind Mndj the greatest  pleasure therein���evening. Barber*'  customers Should not be ."elfish and  unthonghtful. If the tonsorlnllsts wlah  to shorten the hours of labor it should  be a. pleasure for the ���customers to arrange things sr> that the 'barbers can  secure what they desire.���Professional  Baa-lx-r. , '  C. J. Salter, of ithe Bakers' union, In  now located at New Weatniinster.  TO WRECK. UNIONISM.  Under tlhe caption of "Our National  Sweatshop," referring to the C. P. R.,  the Winnipeg Voice has the following  to say: "A decided, feeling of unrest  pervades several branches of the railway service in this city and the west.  The conductors resent ceitaito methods  employed to check their trains and the  trackmen are coniiplainlng of breach of  faith, and ivvaint of common courtesy.  These two ibranches Inave reached what  nilgtht be termed a somewhat acute  stage.  "Another section of the service���at  least so fair as the C. P. R. is conicern-  ed���is also cultivating trouble, and' that  Ls the freight department. For a year  or more efforts have been made .to organize ithe freight handlers and the office men, but success Ihas only been  partial. The reason for this ls the system of treachery and deceit practiced  by the management of the department.  The most contemptible tactics have  been used to undermine the union and  divide the men in- their efforts to establish a living wage. Spies have been  employeS-to-reiport-the-.pix>oeedrngS"of  the union meetings; men who have  been motive in the union have been dismissed, others have been given a choice  between resigning from the union or  from their Jobs; a plan has been In  native operation, the scheme of nvhinh  was to Juave it reported to one union  wan that some other union man' was  false to his obligation and was playing  the "boss" tor favorite. While theso  dishonorable and altogether contemptible tactics have caused considerable  trouble nnd worry to the union men of  thc freight department, they have not  succeeded In killing the organization,  as was hoped. Ore the contrary, the  union ls In good shape, <os will be demonstrated when the opportune time  arrives. ��� , ,  "The wages ipald In this 'branch' of the  C. P. R.' service are a disgiraceito1 Uie  country. Men who have t>een there for  five years and thereabouts,' and performing responsible duties, are receiving the magnificent salary of *>M a  month. ��� And they are asked to feed,  clothe and school a family on this mlB-  uraible stipend.  "How the company manages to obtain  men for suoh miserable wages is ex-  We are showing 'several lines of sJi lrts which are exceptional values, including a line of  HLACSK WITH WHITE STRIPE. It is a heavy-weight, mole-backed  shirt: prices are J1.00 and i$1.25.  BLACK SHIRTS, plain and- twill, at tl-00, 51.23 and J1.50. Also flannel  nhirts, in great variety.  UNION LABEL OVERALLS in white, blue, iblack and grey, with jump*  ers to match.  WORKING- GLOVES 25 cents per pair and -upwards.  We are headquarters for good goods at tho lowest price consistent witl*  quality.     A trial order will convince you, as we guarantee satisfactfon.  Mail orders receive prompt attention.  CLUBS   & STEWART,  Tklki'Honr 702.  160 Cordova Street.  Meeting.  F. O. B.���VANCOUVER AERIE, No. ��,  meets Wednesday evenings; visiting  ibrethren   welcome.    Bert  Parsons,  W.  P.; 3. G. Ure, W. S., Arcade.  plained to some considerable extent at  least, by their system of employing all  kinds of unfortunates vvho arc "willing  to start for almost any wage until they  get' something else. So many of these  are employed, and at such degrading  wages, that it affects Bhe average  amount ipald to older vind regular men.  And besides this, a confidence game Is  worked, the main feature of iwhidh 's  the ipromlse af an 'increase in pay. This  game is worthy the attention of all  Chinamen. It consists ifinst of an announcement or suggestion thait an employee is going to "be a "regulair." Upon this a man is supposed to subsist  for several months, wfliereuipon If he  has, the temerity to mention the question of a raise Jn his "salary," he is In.  a patronizing way told thait an, effort  will lie made to get him an increase;  and a form is ifllled out. Then another  period of several months ls expected:  to elapse before "Montreal" is heard  from. And if "Montreal" reports favorably, the splendid1 addition, or $5 per  month ia made to a salary, of anywhere from $15 to $25 a month���not for  boys, but tor men!   These "Increases"  THERE IS  of Fire or Injury to  Health when you use  the  The price is now  such that/almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  . used. Apply at Office of    0  11MI IU  LTD.  .  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets. .  can only be mado annually after the  iflrst���such Is the rule.".  C. Ellis, corner Cambie and Cordova streetB, is tbe place you can get  your hair cut in an artistic manner.  Think about yourself, about what  you want, what respect people ought  lo pay to you. In other words, centre  all your thoughts on self, nnd you will  have abundance of misery.���Charles  Kingsely.  For stomach trouble of any kind take  Flint's Dyspepsia Tablets. They cure  or you get your money back. 60c box  McDowell, Atkins. Watson Co.  Telephone 1���2���5 for.- a fine livery  turn'-ont. J. J. Sparrow, Palace livery  stablee.  Advertise in The Independent.  PARIS GREEN. HELLEBORE  Arte WHALE OIL SOAP for tbe ez-  termlnaAJon of the CUT WORM and  other Inflects���for sate by tiie McDowell, AtUns,' Watson OoBjpaay, Th��  DmastWc, Vjuscootbjt.  v    li  tic  Works  BmgNtrterft and Settler��  GOBEAVE.   'PHONE 788.  BOLE AGENTS.  .W  "- I rv-  t  *ATOJBI>AY.  .MAT 3, 1392  THE INDEPENDENT.  II. A. URQUHART,  Hardware,  Stoves,   Ranges,   Etc.  35  Hastings Street East.  PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY  By Smoking  "Kurtz's Own," "Kurtz's Pioneers/' "Spanish Blossom"  They aro the best in the land and mude by  Uuion Labor iii  KURTZ & CO.'S PIONEER CIGAR FACTORY  VANCOUVER, B. C.  aCBTCall for tliem and see that you get tliem.  e*8^��c��*Mg��*^���e��ee9o��'3te(E^tsf8#�������60ec��Qe��9g9c|  ORGANIZATION.  THE CIVIC SOLON'S.  There was a full board at last Mon.  day night's meeting1 of the city council.  Aid. Wiley und' Wilson, moved the  adoption of the Fire and.Police committee's o-epont.  The fallowing clauses Jn it were discussed:  ''Communication from- the:- firemen  asking for an interview in connection  iwitli their application for increase of  6alary. Resolved���That they be informed that as the oouncil has 'already  voted not tp make any increases It is  useless to "take up the time of. the  comiultteo In luntilier dKcussing the  matter."  "Resolved���That the salary of the  chief of the 'fire department be increased to $125 per month."  .. -Aid. Coolc said he'had no objection to  the chief's salary being increased, but  be- thought lt should be made with-ithe  proviso .that be be .required to live  closer to No. 2 .ire 'hall. He moved an  amendment to that effect.  ���Aid. Wood thought Uie chief should  live in the same block. He took exception 'to the clause regarding tlie ilie-  men. These men simply nsked for .tu  ���interview". Tliey:;liad no right to be de-  nlied this prlvilegoand turned away as  ithough. they were a lot of slwashes. It  was only fair that they be (heard. The  two clauses as read yere, inconsistent.  an appropriation, to huild the proposed  pavement around the court house, i  > . The", mayor--It rwas "now under consideration::''", .-yiy-'.y ' Hy .' ;',.;  P. ;J. Barrett, was' allowed' JStt'ifor  kalsoiiiihins' departments in the general  hospital.   His account was for $54.' "'  ���The ��� by-laiwVautlioi-isiiig.  the levying;  of a irate on all'rateable   'property to  Provide for '.Mie7 necessary '! expenses,'  lebls. .andi' obligations ;'of7 the oity .for  the current year. Passedfits second and  third readings.'._Th.s .by-law'provides  tha*. there^shall .beTi-aisedl andi levied  and -collected ��� aerate of two center on  the doaiar.ioh.'the ajiiount of the whole  ratable property oh7the revised assess-  Ju?n't;,;1'0>l: oi''the: city: of Vancouver. for  the -year 1302, : subject :to the exemption  of '50 per cent' of ithe value of buildings  and-improvements, as provided for. in  the 'by-ia.\\-'. ef'the 3rd of .March, ,M02.!  tov: .'.h.e .uses anA- Purposes of the/city  of Vancouver during- the current'year.  There shaH/befa rebate of 10 .per cent.  on.;the'.aihoiint of'taxes;ipald'Ibyv each  person liable;to pay taxes' for the ipres-  ent.year to the said city.of Vancouver,  .!*���'��� ^h?::saielf.' t9x?s.-. be.paid ,to thelitax  collector of'the said' city: on/oribof ore  the,1st day.of '.'August;Jiooiii and'^^per  cent.; If ipald on;or.before 'the: 1st day  of Octobeivl!)02:.';V:.7y;|:'7 77',7   ���'';���:,; i:  The subject of this sketch Is a boll,  er maker by trade, and came to Vancouver In 1SS7, and worked for the C,  P. IX.'"iiln'ioNt since then. In the full  of 18111), having been Idle for, a conald-  erable time, lie wna offered und accepted a position In the customs house,  where lie has since remained. Bro.  Wiitsoii liecaiiie an active worker in  tlio Trades Council In 18!)r> as a delegate  from the late American Ita'llway union,  of which Eugene V- DebH was the head.  The Hirst one says' that '"th'e'couneil'has  already r voted not   to make   any increases/' the .second makes an increase.  He moved thait the clause be referred  lock.  .,    .Aid.  Brown  said, that    the fireman  came. bcifore the committee some, time  >'    ago.   If these 'gentlemen iwant further  discussion they, should come before the  ."   countollil   'in    ,,.���  Aid. McQueen thought the clause did  not convey the .proper. Idea. It;,shou'ld  J>e amended.-"' '���''' .i   ,-.  Aid. Wood���It was a. wonder that the  board did not' object to receiving the  ���communication. '  The -Mayor���The oouncil received no  communication.  Aid.-Wood���Then Where did It come  from.    Every    communication,    should  come before the council before going  ,to coinnil'ttee.  .Aid. McQueen   pressed ihis   amend-  '��� went, which was that the following be  .. -added ito the clause:   "but thait the rc-  l/quest be Tefenred to the full council."  " Aid. Wylie said he didn't object to  the amendment, as the city clerk! had  omitted ,lt;,  Aid.' Woold'also drew attention to the  following clause: "Resolved that ithe  ipound-keeper be notified that he must  exercise anore vigilance in catching  dogs."., -, The police committee seemed' to  refer to the pound-keeper an awful lot,  ���when it should be looking after more  important matters. , Evidently the  committee can't meet without disciiss-  Jtag the pound-Steeper.    : Among the; communications received  was one from .the:Vancouver ���Property-  Owners', association,[;again asking: for  fu'rtiliei-.particulars'respecting"the lowering.,! of :'lt'he: 'sewer ���'. .between'.;,-; Robson  and AlbefhiStreets,������'which1:.was laid  withiin^the (past two j-pairs,: and subse-:  Quently .lowered a' foot or so.   Referred  to boardi'.of;wprks.'777-.,'..- lX:;.;iy���.:".';:  ^J.'F.- Cane, wrote, complaining of the  action'.'of 'the:authorities::: in ordering  the'advertisement .on: the'hicycle rack  I in vfrbntiibt;, ihe Board'of .Tradeill 'Eir  t^arige to.'be Vemoved.^ivv'heii a'hnmibe)!-.  of other bioycle racks bore 'similar ad-  vertlseiiients7'Referred;to the boai'd of  'wi^siXy 'XyiyiiyXyX.i"i7-..,.: i'yiyy.  y\ Civ D:' Hai-ris wrote coniplainlng. of .the  nCticSVi1'of^tlie.'police.in 'arre'sti'n'g 'hlni  on'siispi'cio^  tended 'Sn'lng7fo.-:?56o',aam'ages.- .Refer-:  red'to.the pollce'cdmmltit^e;:.''  Alcl.:;-jrc^ueen;,;said:'that.at the -next  meeting.'he.;' would, Introduce, a by-laiw  to Tegiilaite'.the/closing of :saloons, etc^,  f'riiii�� 1E.S0to :6.30.a^'m.-77^77;  .."'. 7:7':;  '     JOSEPH HENRY .WATSON.  When, the Boilermakers'7 'union ;jfwas  started  Bro.' Watson became 'its iirst  secretary and'one of. its first delegates  to 'the Trades arid. Labor council, whioh  bodyjhe has represented    ever since.  On .Tuly,22, 1S9S, ,'lie became successor  to President Bartley :  of. the 'Trades  and Labor council, and was on_:of its  representatives,'to :'theWinnipeg session of the Trades and' Labor Congress  of Cana:da7^He��\viiS' appointed;'chairman of the local organizing committee  in' July,; 1S9S,, and has.: ably .flllcd that  post ever since.   AVhenit; is stated 'that  he was instrumental^ in :fo.rming 23 local  unions, of which number-.nll b'uttwo  are still in :existence,:;it spea'ks voluhlci  for the energy a���d ability of. the'man',  and at pnee "places lilm among tlie foremost organizers .of the movement.; He  organized.unioris elsewhere lri'"tlie province: as.ivell.. ;';Bro..Watsqii :'als'<v aided  Bro." 'J?.;'.Wli'liahis:;to;raise' tiieTu'nds'to  purchasevthe-old'Homer street churchy  which is now 'known as'Union hali, the  property:: of 7 the ;Trades7 and /'ijiiibr,  council. In fact^he has done everything  in hispower to .raise���'the-Sybrker/fi'be't'  ter-- conditions. ���- When. it,is (khovvir;;.liat  Bro.'AVatsoh has always given Jils'time  to .the,-cause .of ;���'labor gratdltously,���''|t  is. the best .���testimony of.his'sincerity'in  the movement,'we-can give77 7 73 ���>;.���  fair day's work. A" large paper _ra4  said that ln order to break up unlona  employers would be compelled to pay  "a general substantial and permanent  inoren.se la wages, granted 'as am Inducement to men to refrain from Joining unions." "This reduces the thing  to  "An Absurdity,"  said the speaker, "for employers would  not consent to pay so high a price to  be rid of the occasional trouble vvith  strikes.   Tliey could be" rid of them at  a far h>��j cost by granting   the demands of  the -union men for   better  wages ami treatment."   Men receiving  a V��nu�� of t'2 a day to refrain from  Joining the union,'ns In the case of the  Cleveland molders*    strike, sold   their  liberty ot action.   The oiTer and the acceptance of such u bribe were both immoral and debasing.   When organized  labor resorts to a sympathetic strike or  a general boycott there Is much frowning,  licud-shaklng   'and    approbation;  but here ls a conspiracy to bribe and  to   undermine  a  legitimate  union,   of  which Incident apparently no notice Is  taken.   This great lesson. should teach  that the  War Upon Labor Organizations  Is not yet over; that bettor and more  eflicient co-operation among wage-  workers is us Imperative us ever, and  that-; they'must ffo oii increasing their  power of defence and offence so as to  ���be able to meet the great combinations  of capital.   To the honor of tho iron  P.O. BOX2DC. 'PHONB17��.  w. j. McMillan & Co.,  Wholesale Agents fob  TUCKET dGAR CO. UNION LABEL CIGARS i  Brand* 1  MONOGRAM, MARGUERITA, BOUQUET,  OUR SPECIAL, EL JU6TILLO,  EL CONDOR, SARANTIZADOS, SCHILLER,  Corner Aloxander Street and Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  Ish, and their places tilled by those  wiho are well 'employed because self-  employed. Trade unions7sce tho red  light aad they miust change their tactics. Thej- have'been wallowing in the  slough of despond long enough. Long  enough has the cry been raised of "no  politics In the union." To-day. we.must  for our own.preservation  Enter: the Political Arena,  for the saike of our wives and children,  for the sake of the generations yet unworn, we. must get into politics and  seize the reigns of government andileg  islata for. the. masses, instead of the  classes. It is through the economic  conditions that trades unions are forced  to enter the sphere of politics. The  coast delegates who attended the Kamloops convention two weeks ago were  struck at the coolness, the earnestness  Union Directory.  land the intelligence displayed by-the  moulders' union, be It said, that during | large lnajbritjri.'of ' that' gathering���the  first political convention the Workers of  Aid. Brown said that from the way  Aid. Wood talked, the pound-keeper  must be a, relative of his.' Thero were  ]ots of complaints and there -were any  ,amount of dogs iw-rtfliou/t ��� tags.. In, the  ���east, end they weregl,^digging : holes In  flgardens big enough to bury Aid.': Wood  in.  Aid. Wood���How do you know that?  Roport adopted as amended.  Aid. Foreman referred to. the shoot-  in gallery nuisance an Cordora. street,  (and); suggested that 01 .by-lanv should  be passed confining siicb Institutions to  ���ccrta'lnl defined' districts. 7 He thought  they should be confined to 'Dupont or  "Wraitcr street  Aid. McGuigan���Dupont .would Ibe tho  ,'betiteiV;place.  Aid. 'McQueen remarked that!,  they  REMOVAL OF POWDERLY.  The removal of Hon. T. V. Powderly,  commissioner general   of immigration,  fj-oiii oflice has: aroused ���; the 'labor men  of   the  V.   S.,   and    President [Roosevelt has been bombarded1 with letters,  resolutions and  telegrams! from erery  statu in the unioiiy protesting and regretting Jils action.   The old maxim of  the Knights of 'Labor,  "An injury to  one is the  conceA of all,"  has been  well exemplified   in the case of   Mr.  Powderly.   International organizations,  state organizations and   local unions,  representing all Ibranches of organized  labor, have written the president expressing1 their disapproval of  the  re  movaJ.'from_oRlce-of the representative  of labor in tlie immigration   service.  Tho secretary of .tiho American Federation of Labor and other prominent labor leaders have called on the president-In ills behalf, prominent officials  in the Knights   of 'Labor   who were  formerly crj;_>osed to'ilr. 'Powderly have  interceded for him, and the result has  been that tht; president.has stated that  the removal of Mr. Powderly is In no  way a rellectlon on his ability or Integrity, as an ofllclnl and that it Is his  intention to uppolnit him to a. suitable  position to.the governnienit service.  'McQueen remarked that!  wigiht be' moved, lip ;. near Alderman  IForernan's place of .business.  Aid. Foreman dildn't _, object, There  -waa already a, blacksmitli:ohop, ai wagon maker and a raiilroad in. his vicinity.  Aid. Brown���How'would you liike the  baxprpes?  Refeired to. the clity soWcitioir;  01VIC TAXES FOR 0902'.  By-law No. 414, to levy a tax on the  rateable jiropenty of the city of Vancouver provides as follows:  Expenses   for   the' current  year % -340,726.00  Interest and sinking : fund  on outstanding debentures.....       123,815.06  Interest and* sinking   fund  ��� on sohool debentures .. '..���.' '  14,864.00  For school maintenance, .v.-      .75,301.00  Toitaa ratoi.ble real .property 21,157,000.00  Totall actual volue of im-.  provementfl  .. .*. 17,038,100.00  11m rate ot taxation ts Q .per cent, on  Aid. McQueen iwanted ito know it the J real property amd 2 per cent on 60 per,,  government dad cotae down yet with.'cent, of total 'value ot Improvements.  Last-- Monday     night     Mr.   J.   H.  Watsoir    gave    a     very     able      address   on   Organization at Uie meeting  of ��� the j Economic club  of  the  Centra.  Congregntional church.   There wiis not  a ; large attendance;  but those. attending  enjoyed   the  35-minute  discussion  very much.   Following is a synopsis of  it:   "Trade unions are the bulwarks of  modern democracies," said the late W.  E. Gladstone.   Attacked and denounced  as scarcely any other institution over  has been, the unions have thriven and  grown in  the face of ��Ul this opposition.   This Is due to the fact that they  are a genulne; product of social needs,  indispensible,    as    a   'Protest    and    a  struggle against the abuses of industrial government.   Trades7unidris have  developed powerful sympathies among  men,   anil  taught'them: the lesson of  self-sacrifice in the  interests of their  fellows. ' TShey also have brought some  of the best men'to "the front, and, in  spite of the abuse heaped upon them  by  outsiders,  they  have proved  that  they are good and true and desirable  ^_I_i_J^h_e__Bcst_.Iiiterests_.of. Society   It is now becoming bad form.: to any  longer show ra'bld and. bigotted opposition to unionism. Among capitalistic  newspapers and employers the favorite  distinction ,hns been between, extreme  and moderate unions, pra.ctlcal and  sensible labor leaders and agitators of  low motives of vanity. No objection ,.s  a i-iile Is made against the good union,  but the reverse applies, to the bad  union. , To this distinction organized  labor would take no exception were  thero a recognized' test of goodiiesi.  Whenever a. labor trouble arises capitalists and1 their friends denounce those  responsible as "dangerous agitators,"  "enemies of honest labor," and "betrayers of unionism." These assertions  are always made with the  Belief in the Principle  of labor organizations. .We-don't find  employers treated in a similar manner.  They are not divided into extremes and  moderates. Who has ever heard of an  employer ; being ; called a. "dangerous  agitator?" Are employers always prudent, conciliatory and reasonable? Mr.  Watson related instances where double  wages were paid .to non-union men to  score an ignoble triumph, over men Baking a fair day's wage for more than a  their seven niontlis' contest at Cleveland not one had been lured by'brlbery  or coerced by brute force from' his fealty and loyalty to his brother unionist.  The trade union takes the Individual,  ignorant of the very causes of the evils  under which lie labors, and works  within him a revolution; fano to life  the good' that lies dormant in:his nature; that moral sense which all possess, that makes of lilm an enthuslast-  A Man With New Views,  greater .'aspirations a.nd nobler desires,  a. loftier purpose, and awakens him to  the fact that no matter what his occupation, how low his station, he Is entitled to an opportunity to earn an honest livelihood, and to get'the full roJ  ward of his labori.   a union that does  this surely deseives credit for so'dolng,  and how many such has she handled.  Workingmen have the undoubted right  to organize.-' What are they going to  do with it.   To preserve that right th-y  must exercise It.   Tho liberty   of tiie  union can be preserved, only by their  strength to get more liberty.   To the  man who is free, and would remain so,'  fate is a policeman uttering the perpetual words "move on."   The coal miners  of England,  in their contest with the  mine owners a few years ago, did more  than resist a demand for a reduction  of wages. They carried the standard of  their rights to a new height and demanded that the cost of'  A Decent Living , f  for the miner shall be a fixed charge  on .the-product'of the mine; that in the  fluctuations of supply and demand  there must be a line drawn, but a life  line. "W<> and our wives and children," said the miners, "are not chips  for gamblers to use. Take your choice,  a Hung wage or no coal." In talking  this position tin' miners stood for no  more than what Mills, .Ricardo and all  the great economists have declared to  be the true law of wages. It is the  work of the trade unionist to establish  the self-evident truth that no one shall  g��yern an industry without the consent  of its people. Besides "the right to  work" stands as of equal majesty, "tHe  right to share equally as a man in the  produce and wealth created by that  work."   If  In the Eyes of the Law  we; are'-'.born equal, then certainly we  must-not-be satlsfled-with-Iess than an  equal share of'the wealth created by  us. .Organized workingmen of London,  Eng., have compelled its .governments  to adopt trade union principles ns an  employer, and gradually the contracting system is .being done away with.  In New Zealand the government builds  Its own  railroads.   All  this has been  brought about   by   organized    lnbor,  which .has always been the apex and  the bulk and the force of .the  wedge  splitting ils way, through class government lh politics and in Industry. What  the workingmen have got Is but the bc-  glniituig.   They want more.   In this day  we are bunVted   about   in a baffling  complexity of   disputes    and    adjustments.  .But municipalize thc street car  lines,  Nationalize,  the coal mines, the forests, the Iron  .mines,; stop .'-tine competition of .children  and the starving ln the labor market,  set free every gift of nature and every  hand of man to soak up labor Instead  of corking It up, and the trade begins  to run ithe other way. Wheels,of labor  now chained by private selfishness will  turn _iev*r to stop, while a human need  remains, trnsatlsrled. Both the over-  employed ana the unemployed will van-  thls province evei*"held. They did their  part, and it now;remains with us,to: Jo  ours. Which shall it be with .you-." Liberty In Its fullest' sense,7or bondage,  slavery,and death? 7    Xii '��� ''",������' ;  THE VANCOUVER TRADES AND"  Laoor Council meets first and thlr*  Thursday in each month, at 7:30 p. m.  President, w. J. Lamrlok; vice-president  F. 3. Russell; secrotary, T. H. Cross: fln-  nncial secrotary, j. T. Lilley; troasuw.  C. Crowder; sergeant-at-arms, C. J.  _a_t___L statistician, J. H. Browne.   LVrERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD Or  Electrical Workers, Vancouver Local.  213.���Jioets second and fourth Tuesday In,  Union hall, room No. 4. President, Ge��_  Coullns; vice-president, R. P. Irwin; reo-  ordlng secretary, A. D. Hotson, 635 Rlcfa-  nijb s.reet;  tlnanclal    secretary,    John.  JOURNEYMEN 'BARBERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION,' No. 120���President.  G. W. Isaacs; vice-president, Fred Haw;  corresponding r financial secretary, J. A.  Stewart, 51 Cordova St; recorder, G. Dt  Morgan; treasurer, E. Morgan; guide, N.  A. Bradloy; guardian, P. J. Bennett;  delegates to T. & L. Council:,. G. W-  Isaacs and Fred., Haw. Meets first and  third Wednesdays of each month ��J��  Union Hall.  COOKS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSBST  Union, Local No...28.'. :President, Wo,  Ellonclcr; vico-presidont, W. W. Nelson;  recording secretary,. Miss Adella Con-  nant; financial secretary, J. H. Perklnsj  treasurer; "Wm. ISllendcr. Meeting every  Friday at S.S0 p. ni. in Union1 Hall, ooroer  Homer and Dunsmulr.streets.  ^PRINTERS. A; iiiJiA,  President Lynch,��� speaking:it>ia-Ire-i  .presentative of: the;Cleveland .,Citizen-  said: "TheT.T. u; now, controls' the  meohanlca'ldeipaii'tments in 8,5.00 plants  ithroughouit the "country; and new ones  are coming In dally.. We Ihave, contracts  .with Oft per cent of' the papers'/represented in; - the;, Aiiiei .can Newspaper  Publishers' association,; and1 in at least  one-half of the 10 per .cent. ���; in which |  we, have no agreements the''.offices.are  as:a. inattea-,'lof,fact ,.qphtrolleci:'by. the-  imion.7 ':'v    77,.;.;7.: ;.!'ir->_;���,,i.V;,'.i i;v ���'-.'...���:,fw  VANCOU'R Tl'POGR^iPinCA'L VNIONA  No. 226 meets the last .Sunday In each;  month at Union; Hall.,  President, C St":  Campbell; 'vice-president, W."J.' McKay;'  secretary,  S. JVGothard,- P.  07 Box 65;:  treasurer, Geo. WUby; .sergeant-at-arms."  A.   F.   Arnold;  executive  committee,: 05*- :  ���W.. Fowler,   GX E.   Pierrott. W. "Brand.7  P.obt.   Todd; : delegates  to  Trades': anal  Laibor Council; W., Brand, S..J. Gothartf,:  P.; Fowler;   delegates" to ^Allied ..Tractea: .  Council. F. A. Fowler,.W;' J. McKay.anit'.:  C.:J. MarsliaJI.77, ;;.   ���,,'-.,: ������:::':-::���  STREET   R.AILWAY ' MEN'S   uTJION��� "i  Meets second and fourth Wednesday oC  each month, in  Sutherland Hall, corner  Westminster Avenue:and Hastings Street.  at .8  p.m.    President.  H. "A.  McDonald;  vice-president. John Gardiner; secretary, ���  A.-.G: Perrv; treasurer. H., Vanderwalker;":  conductor,   Geo.    Lenfesty;    warden,, a.::  Smith;' sentinel, J. :Dubberley; delegates-  to Ti'ades and Labor Council: H-: A. Mc-''-'  Donald,, J. C. -Barton, C. Bennett, Robt  Brunt^and: A^:G. Perry; -ji, m-  ; ���;;  1 If Mill  From Their N'niialmo.bouthflelaana  Protection Mund 'lollleries,  Steam,  Gas  and  House Coal  Of thc Followlng-Grades:  Double screened L,utup,  llun uf the Mine,  Waslled Nut and  Screeolne*  SAMDHX M. ROHIN8, Buperintencteut.  EVANS, COLEMAN 4 EVANS, Agents,  Vsnrniiver Rlty, B. 0.  UNITED .BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets every,  second and fourth . Thursday ln Union  Hall, room No. 3. President, G. Dobbin;  vlc'e-jwesldent,'- J. M. Sinclair;, recording  secretory, W.-'T..-.-Mae-Mullen;.', financial;  secretary, -H. S. Falconer;- treasurer, J.  Feiguson;.conductor, R. MacKenzlo; warn-  den, J. McLeod: delegates to T. and I*.  council, Robt. Macpherson, G. .Dobbin, J.  M.  Sinclair. ^  TKXAiiA MlNBKS' UNION, No. IIS, W.  P.-Ml, meets"every Saturday at 7.J0 p.B.  In Foresters' hall, Van Anda: President.  R- Altken; vice-president, C. A. Melvlll*;  secretary, A,' Raper. Van Anda, :B. C.;-  treasurer, H. V. Price; conductor, P.  Burt:: warden, John LlnWater.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION O-P  . Machinists.���Eoavpr^.LOAlgc, No. 182.���  Meets second, and fourth'Wednesday ta  each montli'in Unlon'hall.' President, J.  Arnell: .vice-president, J.-,R.i Edwards;  recording secretary. A. J. Thlrtle. address.  Vancouver p. o.; financial secretary, H.  J. Lltther, r,7.1 Hastings -street, cast;  treasurer, E. Tlmmins: conductor, S. H.  Bosslsstow; guard, F. Coushlin. ���  and  JOURNBYMKN BAK15RS AIND CONFECTIONERS' International--Union ot  America. Local No. 46. Vancouver, Bl  C. President, Wm. H.. Barnes; vice-  president,' Freci;'Jiiy: recording sccrotair,  Sam Walker, 102 Se.iton striet; financial secretary, \N...McMiillin. St. -Georrw  street. Mount Pleasant; treasurer, W, A.  Woods.   CtlGAHMAKERS'      UNION    ,NOc   IW��� '  Meets the first Tuesday In each month  ln Union Hall. President,-A. Koehel;  vice-president, P. Crowder; secretary,  G.'- T!iomas,vJr.. 14S Cordova street-west;  treasurer, S.-, W,'. Johnson;:' sergeant-a*-  arms, J. W. Brat; delegates to Trades  and Labor. Council, J. Crow; C. Crowd**,  C/ Nelson. ^   BROTHERllOOD OF PAINTERS AMD  DECORA'JTORS. Loc-U Union No. 13d  Meats, every Thursdav liv Ln.bor HaJL  President, W. Pailer; vice-president, W.  Halllday; recording secretary, E. Crusli.  767 Eighth avenue, west: flnamaal secretary, A. Gothard.'-S22 Howe street; treas-  urer, -H. MeSorlHy.  JOURNEYMEN. TAILORS' UNION OP  AMERICA, 'No. 17S ��� M��ots alternate  Mondays In ��� room 1, Union .Hull. President, P.'-' Williams; vice-presMent, Cbaa.  WhaJen; recording .'secretary,' H.v O. Bur-  rltt; financial secretary. Walfrcd Lareon;  treasurer, XV. W. Toomibs; : sei-goant-��t-  arm9. J.  McPherson.  PACBFIC  LINE  World's  Scenic  Uoafe  LOWEST RATES. BEST SO��!Nft.!  To all points In On nml a ami tho.lUillcl  1 Htntu.  TIIE3 FASTEST AND HBBT lCQWIPll-JD  TRAIN OIlOSfllNfl  TUB  CONTIN'IONT.  - SatllngB for Jniwn and China. -  Empress of China .May  A  Tartar  Mavis  Emprces of Japan April 14  and ovory ��� four  wookM  thereafter.  Ballings for Honolulu and Australia.  Moana .......... , Miay  1  Mlowera. Miiy'M  Aorangl June 27  and every few weeks thereafter.  For further particulars as to ttao, ratcM.  ��tc, mpjiy to  B. J. COTXiH, JAS. SCLATHRi  '   rA.' O. 1?. A. Ticket A��ent,  Vansouver, B. c.   o�� Hoatlngx hi,  %ali.���:,. 1 1 . . . . ,v tVtaJKmim. B.C.  TITO    RETAIL    CLERKS'    rNTERNA-  TIONAI. PROT?:CTIVB ASSOCJIATTON  meets.,In .OjBrien's. HalI.^tho_firsthand   thlrd'Tuesilnys of each month.    D. iMfc-  Ixvin,  president; W; J.   l^imrick,  secret ���  tary, 34S  PrluccMs- street.  labor ..galley 7.  ���VA'NCOUA-l_|!. FlSHKHAniN-R UNXOM  No. '-'. ..Meets In Labor. Hall. Homer-  St. May 10th at S p. jn. Sydney Harris,  secretary, euro-of water works shop?,  Powell f��.  loaoooooooec  DELICIOUS WBNE  MaiiR Kxci.raivKLY from B.-c. K��vit.  KRK81I Cl'T FLOWERS.   UKIOKMADE  DOMKSTiU OIOAKS.  When lnntliiv n trip,nrouad tho  l'urk enll on  Wn     litnui llrcotton Point  �� Va tlOI>C9      Lighthouse '  The-  HsTiactho Only UP-to-D��te Grill Hoom  inn. 0. which In linelf If h iruamntoe  ol�� First-Chun Uoiel tun Kentaursiit.  Seymour Streeet,  k  1  ���t  1 -  T  1  ";$��:.  iii  7";iwi  itt.l'l  xMm  m  mm  m  W,  m HTO-TST ABE, U. S. M.  HE   HEARS THE   USUAL  SUPPLY   OF  GOSSIP WHILE ON HIS DAILY TRIP.  liil  I  I  Telia "Why Farmer Alincr Jticlinon  Went Ilnck on the Administration  and How "Widow linker'* Lover  Censed Making; a Fool o( Himself.  [Copyright, 1301. by C. B. Lewis.]  As 1 got along to Farmer Abner  Jackson's on my route thc other day  lie asked me in to tako a drink of Lot  elder nntl cat a couple of fried cakes,  and I had scarcely got seated when he  began:  "Abe, I expect you've heard  about  my bolting the ticket and leaving the  party?"  "No; haven't heard a word," said I.  "But it must be known all ovcr the  county b.v this time.   Yes, sir, I've got  through with this administration, and  if the government topples down thoy  mustn't blame me for It.   I predict an  awful smash  In less'n a year, but I  wash my hands of It."  "What's the matter. Uncle Abner?"  "I've   been    thrown   down,   Abe���  thrown hard,    You  know we've lint  trouble in this school  district.    Jim  Cooper bus been bossing tilings till lie's  broke 'cm all up.   .lim's a good man  with a hoe or a pitchfork, but lie don't  know no moro nbout reading uml spell,  ing than a Hottentot.   He's no man tn  boss schools, and he knows it, but lie's:  just that blamed mulish that he will  stick  it out.    Everybody wants lilm  out and mc In, but lie won't resign."  "Well?"  "Woll, I've been shedding my blood  for the party for the last twenty your*,  nnd I thought the party might shed a  few drops lor me. 1 wrote to the president two weeks ago anc! told him )ast  Iiow things was���thai this state would  take a flop next 'lection if Jim Cooper  didn't get out. Roosevelt has limited  wildcats, and so havo I. He has cau. ,'ht  sharks, anil I have caught suckers.  He's great on the speak, and you know  how I knocked 'em out around here  last campaign."  "Sort of a boud of sympathy between  you," I said.  "That's it, Abe���that's lt.  Tbnt is, 1  thought tliero was, but darn my bill-  tons If It turned out that wny!   lie  never paid the slightest attonttou to u��y  letter."  "You don't mean it!"  "But I do, and it lino 'In haste' on tl e  envelope too.   No, sir, never paid tile  least   attention,   and   Jim   Cooper   is  around spelling cat w'th two t's and  declaring that the Ohl'J river empties  Into tlie Hudson at Ali.iun.y-.   Tbe Iron  has struck homo. Alio."  "But n letter may <-om'r later," T said.  "It will never come.   I'm a thrown  man. and It's no use making excuses.  AU my blood bus bow shod for noth  lng.   Even If a letter illfi come now It  would be too late.   r \c let It be known  'that I've bolted the I'.irt- and Intend  to flop the state with mo.   Jim Cooper  enn run his Ohio rivet, and bo hanged  to lilm,''but when thisr government is  busted to smash and cnlllnpr upon the  patriots to rally 1 won't be there."  "I'm sorry, Uncle Abner���mighty  sorry."  "Well, I nm and I ain't," he replied  ns he followed nie down to the gate.  "I'm sorry to see this American nation  "TOM,   TIIE WIDOW   _iAj*1"1I  IS  A   It'dHTX  NICE WOMAN."  shoved back a hundred years and anarchy and despair covering the land  liko n hoss blanket, but I'm glad that  I've goi grit eiioiigli to fight bnck when  I'm knocked ovcr. <_oodby. Alio. There  won't bo any postolliccs to run or mail  to deliver after about three niontlis,  but If you can split rails or grub out  stiiiiips-come"to-ine-wlieii'-tlic--bustup-  tukes place."  I bail no mail on tlint trip for the  Widow Baker, but she stopped mo ns  I wns driving past to sny;  "Abe, you nro the emihc as two people, nln't you V"  "Yes, you might put It that way,"  said 1. "In one case I represent tho  'American nation and am sworn to up-  'bold the sacred constitution and'tue  Hiurry banner, nnil.lti the other I'm  plain Abe Scott und don't amount to  much In any line. Do you want my  ���advice about anything?"  .    "I do."  "Is It anything nbout postal mat-  ,tcr.s?"  "Xo;  I  want your private advice.  ^Yiui know Tom Klievliri, of courseV"  '" "Somewhat; good iiatiii'cd, but lazy."  "Yea, but ho asked me to marry lilm  morc'ii three months ago. I finld I'  would, anil I'm willing lo. but'*���<  "Speak right out. Widow Baker."  "I���I think lie's clawing oiT. Thnt is.  I've lii'tinl that ho W|in shining up to  r.uclmlii Tlllot.-.nn."  "And  cooling  o(T  on  the  marriage  question with you7"  ��� "Yes.   Now, Abe, tell mo what tr. do.  If he no,longer loveii me iiml docs not  wish to marry inc. why"���  "Stop right there!" wild I. "Iio lias  atold' Ids love nnd nslicd for your Illy  white liaii'l. and lie's old enough to  know wlmt lie wants.. If ho isn't, we'll  see a limit It. Is lm working for jolm  fclinyne yctV"  "Yes."  "Tlieii you usedn't do any more wor  rying. You just go In nnd flx up to look  as pretty ns you can, and if ho shows  up this afternoon treat him nicely."  "But what are you going to do, Abe?"  "Never you mind. Goodby and good  luck."  I found Tom working in a field along  the road, and when I called him to the  fence 1 said:  "Tom, the Widow Baker is a might?  nice woman."  "She is," replied Tom.  "But she's got a redliot temper."  "Yes, I guess so.";  "And as I came along she wns loading a double barreled gun with buckshot."  "W-whnt for?" nsked Tom as tbo  red went out of his face.  "Dunno, but if I had asked her to  marry mo and was putting off the  happy day aud making a fool of my-  self-  He didn't wait to hear any more, but  started up the road for the widow's ou  the keen jump, uud as I looked nfter  him bis cap blew off, and lie never  6toppcd to pick it up. M. Quad.  Acrlnl (loir.  Caddy���That's right.    Swing on to it  fierce!  r���  *fliF~/  3_.-;_>  %^  f  m  5*  fgk^  %  ���r'  "Whiz!    And 1  ain't had me feel"���  Chicago Kewa.   The Usual Wny.  "I havo been shopping every day thi��  week."  "Cood gracious!   What extravagance!"  "Oil, but I haven't bought auything."  Experiment.  inn.  They caught  tho littlo one  punching tbo  b u b y in the  stomach.  "What are  you doing?" demanded her  mother.  "Jos' wanted  to see if it  worked the  sntpo way that  my cryin' doll  does," was the  reply ns she  gave tbo baby  ajnb that made  it howl:'"They  nro nil alike,  nln't they?"���  Chicago Post  Clone Grjerm.  "This must bo one  of thein 'sweatshops  I've heard bo much  about." ��� Chicago  News.  HAXS AS A SPOUT.  THE BUTCHER PUTS HIM UP TO ANOTHER GAME.  Rut, n�� I'minli tlie Scheme <c> Get  More lliisliiesh Turns' Out lllvuis-  troitx 3'nr tlie Little <ii-riu:i:i Cobbler.    -  [Copyrliiht, IKO. by C. I".. I.r.vls.1  I vitas buying some suum;re uf dot  butcher uud s-aying it vhas Hard times  inlt mc vlii-n he says:  "Look here, cold lor: I begin peosiicss  10 years ago on two sausages uml feef-  tccn cents, und now you sec how ileh  1 vhas. It vhas all In pleasing der  peoples."  "But bow can I do It?" 1 >ny-i.  "It vhas slitisi as eary as grease.  Her peoples aiotiudt here like n inaa  who vhas sporty. You shall make your  Ehocshop   headquarter:)   for   baseball.  RE MAULS .IK A .NRW SICK,  horse racing und boxing matches. In n  lectio timo der pooiilic vhlll call you  'dor sporting cobbler,' uud customers  vhlll come till your shop can't bold  'em."  I can't make, outlt how sho vims, but  dor butcher explains und o.-cpluins, tuid  ho says ho vhlll make all r.iy signs foi  mc. In two days 1 vhas ready, mid he  makes mo a sign which reads: "Shark  cy vs. Jeffries. Two to one on Sharkey.  Come in und see dot dead game sport."  I vhas pleased mit dot si;_ii He looks  like pocsui'ss. ilaypc it vhas sefeu  minits vh.cn a man comes In uud s.ayu:  ������Hello, cobbler, but 1 didn't know  you vhas some sports. So you vhlll bet  two to one on Sharkey, eh?"  "1 vhlll."  "Yhcll. dot vhas good enough- for me,  und I put oop one t'cv.s.iiui doll-irs  Trot out your money, cobbler."  "But I haf no money."  ��� "Hey?   Don't you bet two to one on  Sharkey?"  "Of course I clo. Maype I bet fifo or  ton to one on him. but I don't put nop  some money, lt vhus to make peos-  nuss for my shop, llo yo;; need some  patches on your shoes'.'"  "I vliill put some patches on your  eye!" he yells at me. und If my wife  don't como iu der shop I belief he mops  me all onl'er der iloor.  I goes by der butcher nud tells h'.m,  and ho says:  "You don't seem_to be oop on '���crnps,  und so you had better go by baseball.  I vliill send you oaf or a new ngu. end  don't you lei impoily bliilf you."  Dot sifjii he reads. "St. Louis. 0: Chicago. 2; Brooklyn. iHIO." In two mill-  Its after she vhas oudt l'.iorc ai feef.  teen boys vhas whooping und yelling  by dor door. Den a man comes iu uud  Bays:  "Cobbler, vhat In blazes do you moan  by dot sign In der vindow!"  "I mean she vhas all 0. K���" I says.  "But how iio you make oudt dot  Brooklyn vhas ."GO? Vhat do you ini-:iii  by dose nggersV"  "I moan dot I like iifio peoples to  bring me sonic shoos to be icpaired."  "Oh, I bee! Maype you vhas a funny  man. So vhas I, uud let i;;e tell jou  dot I can knock your eyebiows oli" in  ten seconds. I vims a peaceful man.  und I don't hit you. but you must look  oudt for my boulder. lie vhas lor St.  Louis, und if he comes along und sees  dot sigu you vhas a corpse In two  minits."  Vbcn I poos by der butcher und tells  him. bo says der riggers vhas all ri_lit,  but-uiaype-lt-vlins shust ns-v,vll-to-let-  bascbnli alone nnd go by bo;.-.- laoin;;.  All der baseball peoples vhas cranks  uud jealous of Brooklyn, but it Vims  dcuferent about Iioi-m'S. He makes ine  a sign whicli leads: "Here vlia- your  tip on der races: I'lay (Jnm-nuck for  Iirst." Dot simi vhas red unci blue und  vhas beautiful, und lie vims only shust  hung oop vl-.en a boy come-; in und  says:  "Cobbler, how you get dot tip on der  races?"  "Dot vhas my secret," 1 says.  "Vhas lie straight?"  ,   "He vhas as .straight as soinopody'B  leg."  "Den I put a dollar on him uud vims  mooeli obliged to yoii. Tomorrow I  vliill bring ynu some shoes to iiieiul."  Dot makes me feci good, but m life  minus clot plumber comes In will looks  nl me uml snys:  "Cobbler, /nu vlias cither some fools  or some nisi-nls! If you look in der paper, you vliill see dot Comstoek broke  his leg tliree days'ago. Vhat vhas  your lectio game?".  ���   "1 like to be der sporting cobbler und  gel some ciisttimeis.''   ,  "Vlmll. you vhas more like der jackass cobbler, uud you Vliill dril'e peoples  avhay! If you haf some s'oii'i" In your  head, you vliill take ilovn tint sign."    ;  I goes by der butcher again, uud he  looks trubblcil in der lace us he snys  to mg:        . i  .... .  "Vholl. maype we make Fonie mistake on Comstoek. mid wp rlmll try  Bomet'lngM else. Let me nial.e you a  sign aboudt football, uud U' some man  eomes along und says anyt'ing yon  must brace up to him."  He makes me a sign which roads:  "lly our own private wire���Yale, li;  Harvard. 10." 1 don't feel very happy,  but I put nop dot sign uud wait, l'ooty  cjueek a man comes along und rends  und says:  "Vhy, cobbler, how vhas ills?"  "Shi- \luis all O. K.," 1 says.  "But vlins It sonic football game?"  "Of Cl.lll'KC."  "H-it vhas Merry Iimny. 1 look In  di".- :.ii|ieis all del' tl'i.e- and don't see  in f.'eilnill mit Vale ui'.d ilarvaiil. Let  in' ,r i .null ni ii :i-=k ���'oi'.i ���������"  In two intuits lie comes back. Ills  face vims red. uud lie vhus mad, und  lie snys:  "Cobbler, vhat sort of it stiff vhas nil  dis? Who told you aboudt some football game?"  "My prlvnte wire." ->  "Where vhus dot wire?"  "Dot vhus my peesuess."  "Vhell, iny opinion of you vhss dot  you vhas a fool!"  "Uml I belief you vhas some llnrs!"  Dot butcher says 1 inui-t brace oop,  but It vhus a sad brace for inc. Dot  man licks me lu one mlnii uud don't  half try, und my nose vhas still bleed-  iug vlien dot poy who lli'.cs to _iat a  dollar on Coinstock comes back und  prenks my window mit a stone und  yells:  "Coin.-,tacl: gits dcro on tbrpo legs,  und how you like It!"  Den a pol!ce:n.".:is ccmes along uml  hears nil a bond t dose signs, uud he  pushes me ai'iiundt uud says:  "Now, cobbler, you r-.ir.d vhat I tells  you. My eye vims on you for three  niontlis. uud If yon make some more  fools of yourself I'll pr.t yon behind dor  bars so ipieel; ns nef-V;- vhus."  I shut oup my shop uad goes on fer to  See dot bi'.tcher unci tell hiin how it  vhas, but be meets me at der door und  wuvei- me olf mnl says:  "Ke?p avhay I'lum mc!   1 belief you  vhas a spotty man und np to dale, but  you   vhas   only   a    doniider    lieadc'l  Dontchmans who vhas born "00 yea-.'  igo." M. 1.-OAI'.  STOP YOUR F-RETTIN'.  WtifB thill-'- don't conic :.lrng your w��Jf,  Can'i l:��ri\ Vm I,;, luiiin";  If clo'Ji!i; o' cm' cli-t'i, ��� jo-i,- cl.iy,  C-n't cl.iiio 'cm ciT I>y ireltii'.  Tour icjr-. ji"-t uti..ile .our woe  .U' fuslicn up an' licln it iliow���  Don't wa-li il out o" E'.lit, mi' to  Tlicre ain'i i.o l=�� in Irdtlin*.  IV licavc- loid yen Ii".\o to hear  Ain't lip-liti'i.C'l u;> l>.  Irtltlu';  Thc sorrow vrituics in the nir  Ain'i i.],ot'icfl nway liy Irettill'.  11 U��ii: is crovdiii', rent is due,  No c.isli in l'niicl an' i ou are blue.  Brace u�� an* be a man, lur you  Can't B.uarc youisell by fiettlu*.  1oun_ felicr, if ;ou pit the jilt,  'fhtie ain't no ife o' ficttin';  RDUicinber that the mill; that's tpilt  Can't be lCFtccecl b.v Iretlin'.  Thcie's jest lis pc o<i fiMi in the ��ca  .As ever struct, ihe net, an' she  Ain't wulh a Ei_h o' misery;  So don't jou yo lo fretlin'.  11 Chawley quits you in a huff.  Dear Birl, don't . o to irettiti';  ll'e uiebhe jest a cianhy bluiT  That isn't wulli ilm fretlin".  An' if he don't relum jou'cl ought  To think the Lonl }ou wasn't caught  In eIcIi a tnflcr's trail an' not  Co round in tears ii-frctlin'.  Ko matter what your cares an* woel,  Don't humcr 'cm by fretlin';  lt hard luck aim- her bcacy blows,  Strike LjcIi; don't Ro to freltin'.  Bcrew* up jour nerie an' hold your grlf  An' Keep -i frozen upper lip,  Fur aiijtlnu' on earth kin cibip  The nun that idts lo lieltm'.  ���Denver Port  To  "Memory  IK'iir.  Missionary���Surely you remember Mr.  Twaddles, who preached to your tribe  three years ngii!  Ugi Ujilji���Oh, yes, I remember hlta  well!   Ue was, delicious!  Audit  Teelll.  "I notice in tiie morning paper," ro-  markci'J Newton lleucdict nt the breakfast tiihle, "Hint there hns been found the  skeleton of a mastodon which had teeth  weighing nearly ten pounds each. I can't  see ".-lint the boii-st woulil want with such  large food grinders."  ������Why nm?" queried Mrs. 11. "I understand it wns n largo animal."  "l'es," answered Xewton, looking  .moodily at a plate of hoiiieiii.-nle biscuits,  "but you must reineiiiljer ili.it It lived  many thousand years before cooking  ichools were even thought of." ���Salt  Jjake Ilci-nld.  Well' tii'.li-uetcil.  "It seems ipieer for 01 vin to think  of becoming a lawyer at bis age. 1  don't see where lie ever got any knowledge of the law."  "Why, his wife's word is law. ".nil  she has been laying it down to htm  for  thc  past  eight  years.'  ���  Tbe XllKUHter Ftii-evnstcr,  -  ,"Pa. what is a, political eraukci'.?"  "Well, he's a man who believes the  country will go to the dc:;s if be doesn't  soon get 'tilo a coed. Int iillice."  POSSUM POLITICS.  THE HON.COMEOOWN DAVIS ON THE  SITUATION.'���  In a Speech Before the Limekiln  Ulcili the lillvvr Toiijfui'tl Orntoi- uf  lite .VciKiiolicim llica Soiuc- Pretty  l'laln I.uiiK'uaicc.  [Copyrlclil. 1309, by C. B. Lewis.]  Thc iiiiiniiiiKcuicnt that the Hon.  I'oinedoivn Davis of Loiiihinnn was tu  Hieiik before tlio Ijimekihi club on the  >:eiii'i:il situn'.ion In ought nut a ciiiwd  m liicli packed IJiii'iulise hull from ciirner  In luof and left -00 woulil he liKteiiers  un the outMilu. The spenker, who U  kiiimii nt the Silver ToiiKiivd Orator of  the Magnolias, proved to he a mil inan  nf M't'oro e\pie��sliin of countenance, uml  lie curried in one hnnd a yellow liniiiliiii-  nn mnl iu the other n small Aineiienii  Hag. I" liiiiiiiluciiiK him Hi-other flaril-  lier i.tiili'il that he hml broken out of jnll  nnd wnlUeil IKJO miles in order to join the  l'ussuiii pmty nud that at the conclusion  of liis address lie would offer for side  three ilonen rabbits' feet wliich lie hnd accumulated en route. Amid cheers for  r.mthiT Onriliier, rabbits, the speaker  nml the yellow biindiinuii the Hon. Come-  (lnwn nilvnneed tn the edge of the plat-  lmm, waved his Hag In a dignified man-  in"- mid lii'gnn;  "Men of Dis r.inicltlln Club���Dnr am  liars   among   yo'!     [Cheers   for   liars.]  noN". co^tKDolv^��� davis.  D.ir nm thieves among yo'! [Cheers  ?ur thieves.] Dnr nm rascals an swin-  dleis an sciIhwiirs Mirromulin nn- on  elieiy hnnd nn listenhi to my voice friuii  ebery fo'ne, of dis hull! [Whoiips anil  yells.) In spt'iikin thus frnii.Iy tn yo',  hi s-nyin dnt fniir-tifths of de pi>n|ili> yore  Imiiglit ought to he doili tillle ill state  prison. I hev no inieiisliiui of hiiitin yu'r  fei'lln's.    [Cheers for his consideration.]  I a in simply sayin dnt nobody cmilil ex-  peel yo' to be other thin what yo' nm.  lie fault am wiil de times we lib in nn do  men who surround yn'. De while men  ml- cle pace, an de black ninn tags 'lung  behind him. [Cheers for whites mnl  blacks.] i    -  "In olden days ilere wns a city called  Sodiiin nn another called Gomoi nnv.  Hey wns hiistlin. bnoiiiiii towns fill- b>.-  ness. Yo' coiild-srll a mewl or trade n  dawg in one of iIiim' cities befn' yo' luul  walked two blocks. If yo' went into n  stub In buy u lint, yo' luul it on yn'r heiul  an was out on de siilenalk hotV yn' could  omul n hundred. Dey noniiniiteil n niiin  fur nllice cine day, 'lotted hiin de uext un  II if ii m-   li iiii   fur   a   thief   on   ile   tliinl.  I Laughter.] Yo' liev rend dnt Roilom nu  (iiiiiiiirrow was clestio.ieil fur ileir wick-  cdiii'-s. How iiiiirli wickedness wits In  be round? Yo' kin h'nr.iiin' cir-sin in  Mobile in one day dun yo' 'could hev  lieiinl In Sndnni fur a inonth. Dnr am  inn' thieves an guniblers wnlkin illicit  New OrleiiiiK dnn de two cities could  n-i-upe tngelhi'i-. We huin't got a town  of ri.OOU people in dis kentry which can't  ���.how mo' liars dun (Jiiiiiiiitow an iao'  swinillei'silun Snilnin. [Cheers for American eiiierprise.] Chicngn has got mo'  wickedness on six blocks dan was known  tn ih; hull world when dose two cities wns  ilcsiroyi'il.    | Cliff ih fnr Chicago.]  "Yes; Solium an Ooininrnw v.as tie  strnyot! anil not one stone left upon another bekase dey had a tew dozen liars  an rascals nn unbelievers within tlcir  walls. I see some of yo' begiiinin to look  iki'iirt nn nnrvoui. but I kin assim, yo'  ilnl ilar am no danger. [Sighs of relief.]  Times lu-v changed >ince dat date. If  wickedness was to be wiped out. de hull  world would hev to go, tin dat's too big  n job to be tackled. Yes; yo'.nm liars nu  thieves nn swindlers an nlheists, an yo'  orter be wiped oil' ileTnce nf de nirtli.  bill I ain't blamiit yo'. Yo's luul de example liefo' yo'. an yo've toileted it. De  white mini has led cle wny. an yo's tagged on behind. [Cheers for the white  iiian.l De moral sitiinshtm nf de world  today inn jest fiO limes ns bad as Sodom  or (Jcmioriow. ir an angel should riiinu  down from' lieaven to warn de people.  "s!re'irb"e~lieil"abou|-li.v-ile-|leWslinpi'i's-ilil  hev de wings stole ofT her shoulders by  thieves horn' she luul bin on nirtli 1U  limns. [Unreinrious npiilaiise.l Dnr am  slealin, lyin. einlier/.liii. rnlibin nu l.illiu  nn ehery hand, nn nobody in society nm  too good or ton high fur de tongue of  scandal to pass by. It's all right, how-  elier. 1 ain't gwine to preach nn sci-uum  on morality. Yn' jest go riJSj alip.-id an  lieep np de puce un enjoy yo'isi'lves. Yo'  couldn't stand out ng'iii lie wickedness if  yn' wauled to. im it's fur belter to be In  lie swim wid de crowd. [Cheers for  wickedness.]  "Now let us look at de polillcnl sltua-  shun. Iliir tiiu'i n still" wiilout Its si'iin-  ilal. Dar ain't n town or city wiilout It's  tint;. Dnr 'ain't a ward whlmit Its  hoiullers. It would take yo' u thousand  y'ais tn find one single Inmost, coineien-'  tlons politician, an by de thne yn' got to  liini ilfi'f would be niillin but his bunts  left. [A'pphiuse anil IniiKluer.l Dnr's,  steiiiin an lyin nn chicanery to heat de  band. Dnr am a hundred thousand men  in ollice iiiday who'll rob tic vnnli at  Mniiiit Vernon nn sell de bones of Wash-  Ington if dey thought de job could be  In ling off. [Cheers for Washington.]  Kheryliody nnrseekin fur oflice an slrivin  to git iich. an de jellge on tie bench am  fii'holdin to-de rasciils who put hiin dar.  Tin tellin yo' dnt n child 10 y'nrs old has  only to rend de daily papers of dis kentry  fur a week to icalize dnt politicnl corru|i-  slnnr stnlks* thiough-de liinil like de  march . of :n pestilence. Au yo' black  folks���yo've dun gone nn got "P n party  of yn'r own; de" Possum party. Yo' imagine'dafyo's Kwine to make de wliifo  mnn open his lingers an let some crumbs  drop fur yo'. Yo's gwine to try an run  din party en different lines. I'o' am tnlkin  of c_e>.,4titft! constitushun, of BEtrtclism.  Wnsuington nh JclTerson. iCheers for  W. and .1.] Y'o' pore critters! Yo've got  about as much chance of beatin de white  mnn as a woodchuck would hev of diggin  down de Hocky mountains.  "I ain't yere to discournige yo'. I say  go ahead wid yo'r party. 1 say b. lng  out de banners au do lings nu de toiches  an raise nil de noise yo' kin. Holler nn  whoop an yell. Blow de lifes nn beat  yo'r drums an let cberybody understand  dnt yo' nnl tipholdin de bulwarks of liberty nu curryin de emblem of freedom on  yo'r backs. If it don't do yo' nny good,  it won't* do yo' any hint. [Uehictnut  cheers.] I hev put my name down ns a  l'nsstunlte, nn 1 shall he wid yo' to de  ciind. but I aiu't gwine to lie awake  nights to tkiuk of de oflice dat may fall  to my sheer.  "I hev no doubt dnt my speech has disappointed yo'. ["Yes, yes!"] De truth  nm never plensnnt news. In n ginernl  way I'm n liar, snme as de rest of J'o\  hut dur mil ocensious when I tell de  truth. I hev told it to yo' tonight 'Yo'  stund no mo" show as'in de white man in  dis cnnipnign dan a mustard seed does  ag'ln a liuriyenne, but go ahead nu make  de best light yo' kin an git all de fun out  of It possible. [Faint applause.] I hev  no mo' to sny on de subject: of polytics.  Arter dis meet in bicnks in two I shall lie  found outside de doah wid my rnbbits'  feet, nn do price to one nnd all will be  two bits apiece. It am needless fur me  to explnin dnt ebery foot nm win-ranted  to keep ghosts away, prevent nightmare  nn bring good luck. Thiinkin yo' fur de  honor yo' hev extended an de welcorao  gibon me. I will now percolate de ponderosity an retire upon my repreheiisihility."  M. Quad.  The More lllc Merrier,  At a certnin country manor in Derbyshire there lived many years ago a jocund  'quire, noted as much for his love of a  _ood joke as for bis sporting propensities.  Being out hunting one dny lie rode so  well that the only rider in trout of him  vas his servant, Sammy.  Iio, however, soon disappeared, ns. in  faulting a hedge, he dropped into an old  lisused quarry on the otlier side.  The squire, close on Sammy's heels, immediately followed, lie found Sammy  shouting warning ns hard ns his lungs  would permit, but be stopped him with:  "Sum, Sam, Sam. thn' silly fool! Ilo'd  thy noise and let a few more come in."���  London Spare Momcuts.  Couldn't Do Any' Better,  She���The very next morning after  you hnd proposed to her she confided  In me and asked me what she had better do.  lie���I hope you were favorable.  She���Oh, yes. I told her-1 didn't believe she could do any better.���Town  Topics.      . 1  A Snpfrlor Come.  ��� .,n you like pni" heftor lli.'Hi gnlf?"  "Oh. yes.    In poln you can blame the  .mil    plays    on    your    pony."���Chieagi.  lioeord.   IHimlrnted Quotations.  tf&&'  "LEST we roitaET."   ���Itudyard Kipling.  Nothlnii Doing;.  Office Boy���Do editor said he can't see  dem.  Artist���Well," you nsk lilm again If ho  won't look-at them. *  Ollice Hoy-lie did look nt dom, hut I  tell yer he cuu't see dcm.���New  York  Journal.   More Mice Hlinaclf,  Vv]  Miss Kentliei'hend-l hope yon ' art  feeling better todny, Mr. Borehnm. ������   .  Mr. B.���No; I'm very dull and low spirited.  Miss F.���Ab, but you seem more yourself!  *, ~J��  seenitd  nn1!  we  THE INDEPENDENT  VANCOUVER, B. C.  A BrtlGHT YOUTH.  Bnt nia Smartncsx IVnn Not Appreci-  nlcil by the I.mulloril.  "He wns a young country lad," explained thc hotel clerk, "but we needed a new,  porter, so when he applied fur work /.rf  let him have the situation, as he si  strong enough in do the work  thought he would soon learn what was  expected of him. Now. there is oue tliinj.  thnt we pride ourselves on. ami that is  onr lire alarm system, which Is as near  perfection ns money can in.il.e it. So tlie  first thing I did when lie started tn work  was to show him v.l.nt was expected of  him in case nf lire and ul-n how to ture  ia mi nlnrin If lie should happen to dls-  cnier ihe lintel to be al'ue.  "The very iirst niglu rhat tin. chap wns  on duty there wns .1 gi-nernl alarm turned ill, mill the halls weie snnn lilled wilh  excited giifsis in all kinds ,,t ilir/.y attire. Tln-ii the lire engine-i cniniueiiced to  arrive mid added tn the I'.proni.  "Oh.   v.-e  had u  perfectly  lovely  time  ' With our wild eyed men and women, but  not a trace nf any tiie could we Iind: so  after quieting tlieni and eniiviniing the  fi'0:1:011 1 linn hey weie not needed 1 started nu iiivesrigatinn to discover y.ho hnd  "iriled in the alarm. 'Kinally I:found n  h"llhiiy who said that he had seen tin-  new pm'tt-r 1 lira in the alarm, and I started to Iind him wilh hloml in my eye. But  he was lint in the Imiw and I had about  coiiilml.'d tlint he hail lied for his Hf.  when be cnnie ill anil cheerfully nil-  iionneeil  tlint  ihe  Cue didn't  amount to  much.  " "���ice here.' I yelled, 'did you turn ir.  that .iln 1 inV"  " 'I'm ihe feller,' he answeied.    'I tiirn  Pd her In jes' ex soon e/. I saw the enjinr  go past."  " T.iir   there   was   no   (he   here,   you  idiot!'  '"Course not.' he.nnsweiiid calmly, 'il  was down here nbout a mile.'  "'Then   what   iu   the inline of  heaven  posso.-sed  ynu  io  luru  in  an  alarm?'  I  gasped  "'Why.' said he innocently, -I thnugin  you winiieil mc In -,-ake nil the folks up  so ihey inuii) go to tlle fire.'  "We have uiinther purler now, and 1)1.11  jay  is bad; on  the  farm  wheie  li" belongs."��� Dcti'dt  l-'ife I'icss.  IHER  v. cause the Colds that cause  Pneumonia and Consump-1  tion   Consumption  Cure  cures the eoltL heals the  lungs and makes you well.  SHI LOU cures Consumption  and all Lung; and Throat  ���Troubles; and Coughs and  Colds in a day. Positively  guaranteed.  25 cents.  .   ,  Write to S. C. Wsuts & Co., Toronto,  ,   Can'., for a free trial bottle.  Karl's Clover Root Tea Cures Headache  WHEAT.  spzmkL mrmE.  Savo yot'T old. Eubbcr Boots and all your  Scrnp Brass, Copper, and Iron and ycu will  got tue highest prico for samo from  < .     U. SHHaGGE,  Cor. Princess and Suilliorlaiid, Winnipeg  The grape has moro sugar In it than  nny other fruit, nearly fifteen parts In  a hundred belli;, sugar. The peach  has least, onlv IV, tier cent.  Thc Publisher of the Best Former's  paper in the Hai-iliinc Provinces in  writing to us states :  I would suy that I do not know  of a medicine that Ims stood the  test of time like MINAliD'S LINIMENT. It has been un unfailinp.  remedy in our household ever since  I can remember, and has outlived  dozens of would-be competitors and  imitations.  Thc odour from burning; leather is  considered a protection against infectious disease. During the prevalence of cholera in Vienna, years  ngo, no shoemaker was attacked.  They prevented it by burning scraps  of leather in their houses.  ISalaor'a ldpe  given Rich,  BTOon  rood at.  *o��  ton  FARM  SPELTZ-  Wluttls.lt I  ten?  1,000,060 Gusfemers^  1 Proudest record of *nr eMdstcaa on e*rth,  f nnd yot we am Machine out for more. We ,  detfro, by Julj int. 500,000 morapfttronj and  honco tbu unpreceuontod offor.  $10 WORTH FOR 15c,  l Wovslll mall upon receiptor UoJanUmpa ll  ourereiu catalogue, ivortli  to nnv wldo an ako farmer or  _ tonctborwltb, mwiT Farm Seed  b. positively worth il0.D0torot  0%. villi, uponrocolpt of but 11  -,. hIII mall upon receipt of Uo lnntampa  . ourereat catalogue, ivortli 8100.00 _  \ to nnv wldo anako farmer or gardener.  .    .... ... y Farm Seed uainplei  '"�����- -rot attart   '    i_��c5J.   '  .la <laund___n___amp��.,  Fleas*   ,  send thla  adv. with-  Ucfor above.  lipkp. eartlaat vcgal*.  Catolos  _ alone, 7a.  Send at once.  Keen HfflABD'S mmiEST la llie Hoase.  The   King   of Si.im owns uu army  corps of 300    elephants,    nil    well  ��� trained for military    purposes,    and  under command of a general.  Mr. Thomas Ballard, Syracuse, N.T , writos;  "I im\i) been alllictccl for nonrly a yenr with  that iuost-to-bo-clr_ndcil diioiibo. dyspepsia, and  nt timea worn out witli pniu and want ot sleep,  and aftor trying nlmost ovorythinit rocoin-  icondod. I tried ono box of l'armolco's Vcge-  tablo Tills. I am now nearly well, and bclidvo  thoy will euro mo. I Would not bu without  tiicm for uuy money.  More'matches are used in tho United Kingdom than in any other one  country in the world. 3t has been  estimated Unit English people use nn  average of eight mutches each person per day.  When an animal is all run down,  has a rough coat and a tight hide,  anyone knows that his blood is out  of order. To keep an animal economically he must be iu good health.  DICK'S  BLOOD PURIFIER  is n necessity where the best results  from feeding would be obtained. ���  It tones up thc system, rids the  stomach of bots, worms and other  parasites that suck the life blood  away.  Nothing like Dick's powder for  a run down horse.  50 cents a package.  teeming, Miles &"Co., Agents,  ft'ONTREAL.  Write for nook on C.-ittlc nnd Horses free.  Iii Paris the cab-driver is prohibited b.v the authorities from smoking when driving through the streets.  ..MINARD'S LINIMENT LuHMaii's FrlenrJ.  In , Java ,. tlicre is an orchid, the  grainmatophjilum, all the flowers of  which open at once, ns if by tlie  stroke of k. fairy wand, and they also all wither .together.  Differences of Opinion re_flrdlnf_ iho popular internal ond oxtornal remedy, Br. Thomas'  Ecloctrlc OU���do not, so fur as known, exist  Tlio testimony is positive, and concurrent tha'  tho " article relieves pliysicnl pnin, euro  'lameness, chocks a couch _ is au c .collent Tcniecl-  forpains nnd'rheumatin complaints, and it hn  no nausontinp or othor unpleasant otfoct whon  takon internally.  More than 22 millions of tons of  iron ore will be moved from Lake  Superior ports this year.  Thoro Is moro Catarrh in this section of Ltho  country tlii.ii nil otlier duensos put together,  and until tlio lust fow years was supposed to bo  lnoarnblo. Korn groat many yoara doctors pronounced Un localdlsoaso,and proscribed local  romi'dlos, i.nd by constantly fnllini; Uicuro.wilh  local troalinout, pronounced it iucurcl.lo,  Sclonco bus provon catarrh to bo n constitutional dlsoaso, nud therefore require-) constitutional truatmoiit. HnU'ij Catarrh Cmo, mainline  tarod by I'\ J Chonoy & Co,, Tclulo, Ohio; "i  the only constitutional euro mi lliornarltct. ' It  is tukon intorniilly in doio from 10 drops tor.  toaspoonftil. It acts directly on tho blond nud  mucous surf'icos of tlio systotn. They oftcr ono  hundred dollars for any caso it fails to cuic.  Bond for circulars and toitlniotil.'in.  Addrois    1' J:CHENEYiCO.,Tolodo,0.  Sold hyDrnyslsts, Vic,  Hull's Fumby Pills aro tho bost.  EVERYBODY IX OSII.VWA IS -FAM-  ���-   ILIAH WITH THIS CASE.  Joe Brown's Wonderful Escape i'rom  Death   i.s   now   an'  Oia and oft  ;   Told Story to the People of His  'own Town.  A country laborer of Brescia wliilo  cleaning an eel discovered in its  stomach a large black pearl, which  has been purchased by a Milan jeweller for ��1,500.  If a man is inclined to lead a fast'  life he should lead it to the-nearest  hitching post and tie it.  The Metropolitan Police of London look after 8,200 miles of roads  and streets.  Ono thousand five hundred and  thirteen novels wero published in  England last year.  Oshawu, Ont., March 23.-(Spccial)  ���While, interest.in Joe Brown's case  liiis-beeii-i-ov'ivccl-by_tlic._i'ecent_riulF  licalion of the facts in so many  papers.' Oshawa people are well acquainted with tlie whole circumstance. Mr. Brown's father-in-law,  Mr. John Allin, whoso place of business is right in the centre of the  town, has, however, had to answer  many Tpiestions recently, but as he,  -was very close to Mr. Brown during'  the whole of his painful, experiences  in '97 and '98,' ho finds this all easy,  matter.' " ' '  ���'Mr. Allln is quite, us enthusiastic  as- Mr. ' Brown ��� himself, and never  tires telling the story qt" how Dodd's  Kidney PUlo .conquered disease, and  saved Mr. Brown's life, lie says :  _ "We didn't think, ho would over  live through it, let'"alone got strong  and able to work, but the pills made  lilm nil right and wclMn a short  time, and the best "of it" till i.s that  the cure has stood the test of time.  It must bo three and a half years  since and as you know he's strong  and hearty to-day and has been ever  since Dodd's Kidney Pills sent him  back to .the. shop." ,   ..   _,,   ,.    ,  There 'arc many others' inVlown".  who have recently been reminded.of  this wonderful cure of a seemingly  hopelobs caso who find no trouble in  calling up tho facts, and none are  slow to givo all thc credit-to Dodd's  Kidney Pills.  Tho right uso of air, water, fasting ' and ��� exercise will curo nearly  every disease known to man or woman.  During the past seven dajs there  has developed a weaker feeling-in  wheat which . has resulted in lower  prices. Thero has been no radical  change in tho situation, but about  the beginning of the week fairly  good rains fell over the western  winter wheat country, where thc  condition of the crop was becoming  serious owing to tlie drought, and  this knd the elTect of weakening tho  previous bullish feeling, especially  in speculativc markets.  Manitoba when'- has been"very dull  all the week but prices liave not  changed much, and for wheat in  store at lake ports they are actually a shade higher than a week ago,  showing that Manitoba wheat is not  ruled all the time by American markets. At thc close of markets yesterday while tliere was no demand  for wheat values were 1 northern  71l_c and 2 northern 68'/_c in store  Fort William, Port Arthur or Duluth  spot, un route or March delivery.  May delivery l northern 7yi_c, 2  northern G!)._c. 1 northern on track  North Buy 31V_c, but 2 northern  cannot he quoted there as there are  no buyers.  Country Wheat���The grain movement has increased a littlo this  week, and we note a slight improvement in prices at country points.  As high as Glc per bushel is being  paid for wheat at some points, and  tlie market ranges from 57 to (31c  per bushel for farmers.' loads.  Liverpool Prices.���No. 1 northern  spring wheat soM at Liverpool on  Saturday at 6s Id.  FLO Ull���The flour market has  been pretty steady as regards 'prices  for some time, but the monotony has  now been broken, and we note, a decline of 5c per sack this 'week.  Standard brands now rule ns follows : Ogilvie's Hungarian Patent,  SI.95 per .stick of 98 lbs.; Glonorn.  Patent, S3.80; Alberta, Sl.fSO. Manitoba, .'31.40; Imperial XXXX.JS1.20  MILLFEBD���Br��.ii, in bulk, per ton  SM.oO; shorts, $1(5.50. Delivered in  bafts, the prices are SI.50 higlier.  (JKOUND FEBD-Ont chop islquot-  ed at ��27 per ton delivered to the  trade; harley chop, S22 perl ton;  mixed barley nnd oats, $23 per ton;  oil cake, S27 per ton. '  OATS.-Tho market is well; supplied with oats and prices ai-ei easy  at. about tho same figures us ujweek  ago. Theie is a small eastward  movement to Quebec points, but the  buyers are not very keen. Prices remain unchanged at .'35 lo 3Gc per  bushel for feed grades in car lots on  track in Winnipeg. Prices bcinglpaid  to farmers at country points for Ic'o.  2 white oats range around 2S to  31c, Brandon rate of freight,     j  BA11LEY���There is but very little  doing in barley here. Tho market is  firmer and we quote now 37c to 38c  per bushel of 48 pounds for , feed  grades, and 40c per bushel for malting, on truck in Winnipeg.  HAY���The glut in the market continues, and carlots have-offered here  this week at as low as S3.70 per  ton. Dealers have hardly the conscience to lake hay at the prices at  which some of it is offering. Loose  hay on the street is worth about the  same us baled. The general idea of  the value is S-1.30 per ton for fresh  baled  on  track.  DRESSED MEATS���Continued scarcity of faL cattle has firmed up llie  beef market and dressed is ruling !_c  higher this week at 7 to 8c per lb.  Other lines arc unchanged. We quote:  Beef, city dressed,'7 to Sc per lb;  country, i/iC under theso prices; vial,  8 to 9c per Ib: mutton, Sc ; lamb,  Sc; hogs, 7K>.  POULTRY���There is not much doing in tho poultry market, owing to  the short supply. Demand is good  and all offerings are readily taken  by dealers. Fresh killed chickens  are worth 11 to 12'/_c por pound delivered here; ducks and geese, 10 to  lie, and turkeys, 1214 to 14c.  BUTTEU'-Creamer.v- Winnipeg buyers are paying 24 to 26c per lb. net  for their supplies at present.  BUTTER���Dairy���Choice dairy butter is very scarce. Second grades  are plentiful and not wanted at .ill.  Wholesale dealers are paj-ing 20c per  pound, commission basis, for fine  butter in tubs, bricks or prints; 16  to 17c for ordinal-}- qualities. Seconds nre only worth 10 to 12c per  pound, and some of the receipts do  not bring that much.  -CHEESE^TIfcie���is still~jr"liClle  cheese in the market at HV_c, while  some dealers are asking as high as  12i/_c for their stock to the retail  trade.   Tho eastern market is ''inner.  EGGS���Tho market is overstocked,  and prices have slumped badly this  week. .The best price now is 12'/_c  per dozen, commission ' basis, for  fresh candled eggs, in cases, delhcr-  ed here.  POTATOES��� Farmers' loads, delivered in Winnipeg, are worth 20 to  30c per bushel.  ���HIDES���Xo. 1 inspected hides, (l'.c  per lb, delivered in Winnipeg; Xo. 2,  5'/_c; Xo. 3, 4VjC; kips and calves,  -same price: deakins, 23 to 40c;  horsehides, 50c lo 81.  AVOOL���Market nominal.  TALLOW���The local price for tallow is 4'/_ to 5c per pound.  farms and. dealers are quite busy  meeting the needs of the farmers.  Prices are high, and as much as  S350 is readily paid for a good team  ef work horses, the -range being'  from S300 to S100.  TROUBLE  MAKES LIFE A SOUIICE OF COX-  STANT MISEItY.  The Sufferer is Constantly Tired and  Depressed, Will Startle at the  Slightest Xoise, and Is Easily Irritated,  There is no torture moro acute and  intolerable than nervousness. A nervous person is in a state of constant  irritation by day and sleeplessness by  nitfUt. The sufferer starts at everv  noise; is oppressed by a feeling that  something awful is going to happen;  is shaky, depressed, and althoueli in  a constantly exhausted state, is unable to sit or lie still.  if you arc nervous or worried, or  sullcr irom a combination of langotir  and constant irritation, you need a  nerve lood and nerve tonic, and Dr.  .ill.ams Pi���k PiIls are absollU0l  the best'thing in tho world for you  lou will find after taking them that  your leelmgs of distress and worry  are being rapidly replaced Obv  strength, confidence and a feeling  lhat you are on tlie road to full and  complete health and strength  rid of your  ~T*aa8ffii_E__B__B__H__3  ���xmuiauuanaimm uMmiaMatmiujimmiimsmsKRWtiti  OOLOISri.A.I. I_COXJSE3 ^yno^TTE.BA.JL.  strong,  Get  nervousness in the onlv  possible way���by building up  .steady nerves.  Miss Ina Doucot, Bathurst, N. B.,  snys :  "Words fail me to adequatelv  express what 1 owe to Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills.     I was attacked   bv   ia  grippu.tho after effects of which took  the form of nervous exhaustion. Tiio  least noise would startle me and I  would tremble for some liiniS I used  several   medicines,  but they did not  lielp me, and as time went on I was  [growing worse and   was so   nervous  ���that I was afraid to remain alone in  a room.   I slept badly at night and  would frequently awake with a start  that   -would    compel me lo scream.  Tho trouble told on me to such an  extent that my friends feared for mj-  rocovory.       At this time my    aunt  urged me lo try Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills, and after using   eight boxes I  was completely restored to health. I  feel   that   Dr.   Williams' Pink Pills  saved my life and   I sincerely   hope  m>- experience will benefit some other  sufferer."  These pills never fail lo restore  health and strength in cases liko the  above. Thoy make new, rich Ijlood  with every dose, strengthen the  nerves and thus drive disease fiom  the system. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  are a certain cure for rheumatism,  sciatica, partial paralysis, Si, Vjt'tis  dance, indigestion, kidney und liver  troubles, and the ailments that make  the lives of so manj- women n source  of constant misery. Bright cj'es.  rosy checks, and an elastic step is  certain to follow a fair use of this  medicine. Bo sure that the full nunc  "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for rale  People," is on every box ;'ou buy.  All others are imitations. If you do  not find those pills at your dealers'  they will be sent post paid at 50  conts a box or six boxes for S2.50 by  addressing the Dr. Williams Medicine  Co., Brockville,  Out.  DEPARTMENTAL STORE  NEW SPRING CATALOGUE  WITH ILLUSTRATION*. OF  EVERY H0USEB*��L��1 lEEftpUISSTE  TO   JOISTS'   .A-XDIDi-iESS  SAMPLES  Of NEW SPRING GOODS sent as often as desired,  and Special Attention given to Mail Orders.  EEmm mmm�� & go., raofaTKEAL.  tyJivtM aM /HLtdtt f &<fe//Mlc/s4tuuf'  -JiasiK' ifi 4i6>aAUi/ ftie #dUt-/4 fytiift/  <& art*?/ &ub Mi/ jU-pf- Jasms*  :KV-?.:K?j3f5iSs  'PAGE METAL GATES ff g^jg}"  to use w-ooclcn ones. Light, anii yet Btroug onouuii to siirj-  -T-,-tl.-..,J.,l..-,+^.^l=,���_4_1_ Ppr.ohc?yy nam on the ond while he swam, around the  ��y3l:������>':5l4i';^��^.S cirol�� without causmc them to sag. Thoy are neat in  3=M rHlKSSK&i ! :.5;>*SS SI ffiPoaranco, will last a lifetime. Willnotsusnorcctrickotv  SSa2JiS^_SSga_g__^| lW,oresIlppUeil with latches wlurJii.Uo��n&Etc.Scpen:  i,  .. , , .^^    i^^^cdcit!_w-wayandareselfaotmg.'Thooulyeoalmetalratc.  that ia tow enough in prico for general farm purposes,  We alsoWe Sarm aadhOmamcSsJ  Fence, Poultry Netting, Nnils and Staples. The Pago Wire Fonce Co.XImltoil WalkmMi"   ���i i  ROSS & J.OSS, General Agents, Box 6153, Winnipeg, Man.  TIIE CAUSE OF. HICCOUGH.  Hiccough is due to the spasmodic  Iconliaction of the diaphragm. Tliis  [is the result of the irritation of the  ends of the phrinic and piieuniogas-  tric nerves in the stomach acting rc-  flexly upon the diaphragm. The  exciting condition of the ���nerves can  be overcome by a simple pressure of  the index finger just above the upper  ond of the slermum.  , A LOXC S1LEXCE.  A ivomaii named Marie Eska lias  just died at Spring Valley, in tlie  State of New York, -ivho for thirty-  years lived with her husband without exchanging a single word with  him. This long silence was the result of a vow voluntarily taken.  ITATIl GHOWTII  A man's hair, allowed to grow to  its extreme length, rarely exceeds  12 or Id- inches, while that of a woman will grow in rare instances to  70 or 75 inches, though the average  docs not exceed 25 to 30 inches.  FUEE TO MOTHERS ONLY.  To every mother of young children  who will send us her name and address plainly written on a postal  card, wo will send free of all charge  a valuable little book on the care of  infants and young children. This  book has been picparod by a. physician wlio lias made the ailments of  little ones a life study. With the  book we will send a free sample of  Unby's Own Tablels-thc best medicine in the world for the minor ailments of infants and young children.  Mention tho ntimo of this paper and  address The Dr. William's iMedicine  Co., Brockville, Ont.  FAG-OKD Out.���Xono but thoso who havo bo-  como fam-od out know whnt a depressed, misor-  nblo feoliDs it is. A 1 strength is cone, and  dospoiidency lina taken hold of the sufferers.  hi for Hiarfs ana late no fclgftS^  ^ | leo 3 veirotablo Jrills will do wonders in restoring health and strength.  Mandi ako nnd dan-  Scotland has 146 parishes without  paupers, poor rates, or public-houses.  The Prussian prayer-book enjoins  that the whole of the service, including the sermon, shall not lust above  oho hour:  IAMB'S imfflEHT is used fiy Piiyslciaiis.  Thoro never was, and nevor will be a  universal panacea, in ono remedy, for all illy  to; which flesh is hoir���tho vory nature of  many curatives being ouch that were the  germs of other and differently seated dis-  saoes rooted in tho system oi tlio patient���  whnt wonld relievo one ill ln turn would aggravate tho other. Wo havo, however, in  Quinine Wino, whoa obtainable in BEouud,  unadulterated state, a remedy for many and  grievous il.3. By ita gradual aud judicious  use tha frailest systems aro led into convalescence and strongth by the influence which  Quinino exorta on nature's own restoratives.  It relieves tho drooping spirits of those witli  whom a chronio state of morbid despondency and lack of interest in Ufa is n disease,  and, by tranquihzing ihe nerves, disposes to  sound and refreshing sleep���impart, vigor  fo the action of the blood, which, being  stimulated, courses throughout the veins,  strengthening tho healthy animal functions  of the system, thereby making activity a  necessary result, strengthening the frame,  and giving lifo to the digestive organs, which  naturally deme.nd increased substance���result, improved appetite. Northrop & Lyman,  of Toronto havo given to tho public their  superior Quinino Wine ai the usual rate, and,  gaugea by the opinion of scientists, tins  wino approaches nearest perfection of any in  tho market.   All',r,i~->iat*ii��Ml it. ,  A church in Scidlitz; in Bohemia,  contains a chandelier made of human  bones.  Lake Superior is 1,003 feet deep,  and 001 feet above tho sea. Siocan  lake is about the same depth, and  1,750 feet above the sea.  CATTLE.-Bcef cattle are scarce at  4y_e per pound for best qualitv. The  range is from 4 to 4V_c.       Stockois  ' SHEEP���There .is no movement at  present, as butchers are supplied  wiih fioren mutton.    ..  HOGS���Tho market is steaiv ;���*  last week's" decline, the price now  being 0c per pound for choice pnt-k-  iui; hog*1 delivered at'Winnipeg.  MILCH COWS���There,is a good oV.  mand for now'milkers at from S35  to $45 each.  IJi'iIlfcES���There is. a" good ile.iuind  for horses  for spring work   on tho  DURABLE PAVEMENTS.  Tho experience in Edinburgh is  that wooden pavements, even when  mado from the creosote-bearing Aus-  trulian farriih wood, last, on busy  streets, but ten years, while granite  blocks, if reset once or twice, will  last thirty years.  It was an Irish philosopher who  said : "Idleness clothes a man with  nakedness."  Mcthiisclch was fortunate enough  to have lived before patent medicines were invented.  Morbid Parlolnnn.  'A quantity of jewels and trinkets  which had played Important parts in  murders and other crimes were sold at  .iiui'ilou by the police authorities of  Paris tho other day. Most of the arti-  clos. brought prices far_nbovo thoir-in--  trinslc value, tholr worth being eu-  huueed ln tlie eyes of the morbid because of the grewsome associations con-  uected with them. Those which were  blood stained were In great demand.  dellon aro two of the articles cutoring into Uio  composition of Parmoleo's Pills. ,  Asparagus is one ,of tho most  wholesome- of vegetables. It comes  early in the spring, and a bed once  established will last 20 years.  X-Z (wise head) has an advantai-o over other  soap powders, inasmuch aa'it acts as a disinfectant.  Eat    whole wheaten bread  desire .to keep your tooth.  n you  Eieklo's Anti-Consumlitiqn Syrup stands ai  chest is reliov* d, even the "n oi'SE caso of con- ,  sumption is roliovecl, v. Idle in recent cares it"  mnv bo f aid nover to fall.   It n n cicuicino pro-  rared from tho nctivo principles or virtual oi  soTTr.il modlcinal herbs, and can bo depended  upon for all pnl.-non.iry complaints.  TOWERS AS CEMETERIES.  Thc "towers of silence" are two  tall towers used by the Parsees as  cemeteries. They never bury their  dead, but loavo the body exposed on  the top of one of these towers until  the sun and the rain and tho fowls  of the air have cleaned tho bones of  all flesh. Then the bones are collected and placed in the other tower.  OR. A. W. CHASE'S  CATARRH GURE...  Is scni direct to tho diseased  parts by the Improved Blower.  Heals the ulcers, clears the air  passages, stops droppings In tho  throat ana pernianantl)- aurcs  Catan-!iaadHayFcv��r. Blower  tTee.-A!l df.ilervor Dr."/>"W.-Ch3so~  Medicine Co., Toronto and 13o��i!o.  'Aoross Siberia,  The distance from Vladivostok to St  Petersburg Is 0.C77 miles, rind the fare  is S1-S.75. A "train de luxe" is run cv-  cry teii days, with sleeping and restau-  rant cars. As tho railroad across SI  berla Is not yet complete, several hundred miles are covered by lake aud river steaiiici-S;   Wore tho nine.  Tho great writer of military songs  wns looking for Inspiration.  "And you say Unit six of your sous  wore the blueV" ho Interrogated as tie  halted nt the door of a shnuty. "Were  tliey cavalry or Infantry':",  "Nayther. sor." responded tho proud  mother.   "They wor polacomlu."  Santa Barbara, in California, is a  sweet burg. Two hundred cars of  honey are shipped out of it every  year.  One washing with Sunlight Soap will produce    REDUCES  purer linen than two washings with impure soap.    EXPENSE  \:  ��5 000 will bo paid by LEVER BEOTHKRS LIMITED, Toronto,  VvgVVV to ^y per80Il ^luj caa prove that this roap contains  any form of adnltoration, or any.injurious chemicals.  ASIC TOR THE OCTAGON BAR     " *  And lot ns supply yon vith  ft clean cut,modem lot tlint  will brighten up your p.iKC3  nnd pleaso your readers  and ndvortisors. * Write U3  fore^timatoj. on onythiuy  iu printer'--, material.   : : :  TORONTO TYPE  FOUNDRY CO'Y  173 McDormot Avo., TOnaipeff.  W. N. U. No. 369.  'it  >   I  H  -\.  V.  1)1  PS  'I  ���_  ll.)  ���I J  -Ji  ��� il  '"���n-'-i THE INDEPENDENT.  exmRDA?................MAY 3, 1MB'.  ft  il  Blcncleil by one of tho leading tea experts of tlio world and packed by skiilcd  labor Lv thk Gammons i.v India, coming  direct to the City Grocery Company,  and sold by them at the astonishingly  low price of 25c per pound package.  THE CITY GROCERY CO  Tbe Wonderful Cheat) Grocers,  Westminster Avknue and Pi-iiNcuss  Strhkt.  @ Tki.ki'hone  2SG. <l  (_) (���)  .-s^s***-*)^  GOVEfflIT SMELTERS  AND REFINERIES.  Readerci of The Independent .will be  pleased to hei.r ihusly from AVm. llac-  Adaros. editor of ithe- Sandon Paystreak. It jviis Brer. Adams who bo  ably 'i-eliited the facts uni-nt a government smelter tit the recent Knmloop3  convention, and the followlni? therefore  but completes the article as published  In lust week's issue. He encloses his  card, with ��v copy of The Paystiviik  prospectus on the rear side,   lt rend.i:  THE PAYSTUKAK.  |.��fiir..WS  TOIION HALL, CORNER'pUNiSJlIUIR; AND' HOMER i ST.7 '��� VANCOUVER.'-  ���7' In a great. mnuiy cities, where unions I,.s'hines," and! eome.to the front like a  are at all strong; it Is the 'proud boast  of organized labor, to. own their labor  : temple. In, this ii-egord Vancouver is  .not behind the tiiiies.'rTJnloir .hall, located! at the.; corner of Dunsmulr and  Homer sti-eet (formerly the Methodist  <3iurch), Is the .property of :the Trades  and Labor council; or rather will be  when its indebtedness ispaid. And this  jCaa easily be done if every working-  Atdaxi in .'the city would "oh ip" in bis  mite, and .there Is 'no reason why die  .Should not.do so..'At present, though  merchants . are     complaining,    nearly  : every.'man; who wants work can get  it At'any rate so'/far as demand for  ���men and wages go things were never  ':��� better to yamcouyer, and it, therefore,  S>ehooves every straightforward .waige-  jegurneir "to make hay while the sun  iran and' subscribe.'for-a share ;.in the  Iiaii,' which will be a good asset that  ���w I I'l ibe redeemed by the council int a  fair rate of; interest sooner or later.  The hall cost $7,500, but is worth now  about JlO.ftOO, in caslifi. The council has  paid $4,800 on this amount. There has  ���been issued about 1,250 shares at ti  each in order to do this.' There is yet  $2,750 owed on the hallom a mortgage.  It is desired that this latter sum be  wiped off iby selling the necessary number of shares at $2 each to do so. Send  in'your names to .'Secretary T. H.  Cross. Once the. mortgage is lifted the  building is the property of organized  labor in Mils city, and the shlares with  accrued interest will be gradually taken up by the Trades amd Lalbor council. , i  IHE MODERN; SLAVE AUCTION.  , Thomas Carlyle, whose dyspepsia  _"Bnis_responsible_foi^_m__ny_^qcjllsh_^ay-  Ings, said also some profoundly wise  tthings. His description of the difference between the wage-worker and the  chattel-slave ougftt to be graven on the  taJblets oC the memory of every working man and every working woman.  ���The    difference   ^between    the    white  'wage-worker and1 thc negro slave, he  said, consists principally in the fact  tliat the negro slave was bought for  a lifetime for so many hundreds of dollars, whilst the wage-worker Is bought  for so ninny cents an hour or so many  dollars a week, as the case may be.  That Is the ohlef difference. Another  thing is tbul we don't give them the  tronlblc to offer us 'by auction nowadays, but Instead we go and offer ourselves for mile, saying, "please buy us  at so nruch an hour or so much a  week," for that is what It-amounts to  wthen one man hns lo beg from some  other men the right to work.   XVe sell  . ourselves on the instalment plan���and  heaven knows the price in small! Under the old-time slave system the master who ihad a couple of, thousand dollars invested in a slave, would natural^ look after the health of the slave,  since he would lose If the slave died or  was ill. But there Is no money invested: in the wage-slave and the employer  has not that interest in his well-toeing;.  If a worker is killed or maimed, what  of it? The employer loses nothing aud  "tlfele^arer plenty_waitlng_to~step-int3  ails place.���John Spargo.  GOVERNMENT TELEGRAPHS.  'Alt a meeting of the Canadian Press  association, Sir Samford Fleming, who  is one of the highest authorities on  telegraph and calble services, said:  I submit for your consideration three  remarkable facts:  (1) Canada remains the only country  In the British empire where the telegraph Is not state-owned. ,  (2) With itiwo single exceptions, Canada and 'the United States, the telegraph service of every civilized nation  on the face of the globe Is controlled  .by tlhe state.  (S) In Canada and ithe United States  the Charges for transmission of itele-  graph messages are practically double  lihe rates charged in. all other civilized  Countries.  "I cleave It with: you, gentlemen of  the 'Fourth Estate,' to determine how  long this condition of affairs should  last In ithls British Dominion."  'tanis"' advances' publio opinion on  atate ownership of public utilities. ���  ' When you want to aire �� ftrot-cUoi  horse and buggy, go to the Palace  llverr itablea.  Telephone lit.  Operated In the interests of the  Editor.  Published every Saturday In the  Klehest .White .Metail Camp on  Ranch.  Produced under 'high pressure  at,an altitude of 4,000 feet.  The only paper on this or any  other earth that reaches every hu-  'inan atom in the Famous Siocan.  Independent In every dip, spur  and angle.  It concentrates all the news of  the camp and never throws over a  trace. -., " ���  Lists open to.:aIl classe's of Jiu-  manity, common' and preferred.  Annual Assessment Two Plunks.  Circulation Limited to One Million.  ,     : ,'       j  ���Specimen's shipped to any iul-  dress on suspicion.  7'When the American smelter -trust  withdrew from the ,Siocan, ni'arket it  is not to be inferred ithait 'they did so  without good and .sufficient reasons.  Briefly, 'the reason"given out was that  the trust had a surplus; of 60,00].tons  ot;lead on its'hands at[ the Oinn.hu,  Pueblo and Kansas City :��� smelters,  whlcli surplus, it was anxious to dispose  of. The price then chau-ged for7 pig  load, $4.37 1-2 a hundred/.was admittedly too high, and had a'. tendency 'to  curtalil consumption, but ibefoi-e-cutting  the price1 to .the consumer, the trust  'had .iirst to dispose of its largesuirplus  and then out the price of settlement fo '  lead in ore to the United, States mine  owner. During 1901 this, surplus was  reduced, and;,-the production was also  limited by-the trusit refusing to let the  Coeur d'Alene mines work to their .'full  capacity toy talMng-only -.'.about 50 per  cent, of tlie, possible .i.product, of the  lead mines."������;..  7-~.'  On January 1st, 1902, the "trust followed 'rits hand by 'holding a conference  in.-Kew York With th'e Couor d'Alene  mine owners suid offering S8.50 a hiMir  dreiV for lead in ore, In place of ?4 as  formerly;, paid. This the urine ���..'owners  at .first refused 'toiacceipt and threatened to go into the'lead.smeltlng business  on thela- mm 'account,' but the Canadian markelt was 'used as a.club to  beat. them, dawn and the reduced pnk'e  was accepted, following, which., tflie  trust Immedl'aitely cut 'the ipnic'e of pig  in New York to $4, ibut has since raised  ���it to $4.27 1-2.���';;;���/:.'.}[''������'"���.��������� ��� ���.-.���"'J,  1 It may seem a curious circumstance  thiat the Siocan and ft East Kootenay  camps, lying praaticaillyv--idle, should  be a factor lm 'breaking down tlie Coeun  d'Alene miine owners, but the (figures  tell theli- own tale, and 'it is. evident to  the most superficial observer tJliait this  was a piairt of the plot wlhich:.led the  trust to withdraw from the B. C. mar-  tot. The iflgua-es, as stated, are thesei  I^ead.ln.'the Slocan.now fetches Jli40 a  hundred;; the Unitedi' States duty .on  lead in ore is ?1.50 a hundred, which  would make it cost the trust *2.90 a  iiundred,, mihereos they^ are now paying  *a.50 in the Coeur d'Alenes. Of course  lTis^t~to='bcrWesuined:;:that-the'trust  could; tiuy the 125,000 tons, or .there-  abouit, that it annually requires, for  $1.40 In the Kootenay, but by raising  the price to $2, which, with the duty I  added, iwould make British. Columbia,  ore cost the same as Coeur d'Alene ore,  the trust would be able to get at least  60,000 tons annually from north of the  49th parallel. But the trust could go  even "higher than this and still beeven,  because tlie duty ls rebated on all  lead exported from the United States  within 60 days of Importmtlon.  Owing to the present bonding ai-rnnue-  ments and tihe (peculiar features ofthe  Canadian tariff, which it is not necessary to detail here, this would give the  American lead trust 'an absolute control of ithe Canadian, market ns it now  has of the United States market.  It may be asked, why didi not ithe  trust do this? There,are two veiy Important ,reasons ^vhy. In tihe first  place, ihad th'e itrust refused ito buy  Coeur d'Alene ore'1-lat any price the  mine owners would havie toeen forced to  put in smelters"and staint opposition to  the trust, and ins ; suoh'"���'..competition  .would.hot.'be conducive of dividends  the traiat was loath to-lnvite it. Sec-  dndly, the trust undoubtedly conitem-  platea another cut of 50 cents a hundred not later than January 1, 1903,  and.will .require to use the Canadian  mines as a club on that occasion just  as lt did last New Year's.  Summing up all these circumstances  lit is clearly evident that there is but  little ihope for the Canadian letad miner, either in the present or the future.  The Canadian Pacific has the key,and  could summon prosperity In the lead  camps by giving up Its rake-off of $1  a Iiundred for freight to London,'but  as this Is evidently ipart of the arrangement 'With the trust, It Is not In  the least likely to do so. The Trail  smeller is, of icourse, the greatest  (troll'lor by the present arrangement.  This concern Is the 'property or directors of the C. P. R., who are prostituting the policy of the railroad for  the benellt of their own pocket. How  long 'they "will be able to continue doing so Is of course a guess, but so long  as the C. P. R. pays regular dividends  and the stockholders of Belgium and  Great Britain are unaware Of the circumstances the gouge Will no doubt  continue.  Sizing 'the matter all 'up,; there is only,  one safe aind legitimate relief���a government smeller and refinery.  THE CIRCUIT FOR 1902  The following schedule of dntes have  been arranged, by the North l'ucilic  Fair Association for tho horse races for  the year 1902:  Seattle ; Aug. 18 to 28  yancouvci; B. C..............Aug. 30 to Sept. 1  Whatcom .; ; ..Sept. 2 to 0  Everett;.,.:.' .Sept. S to 13  Balotn..,.V,,, ....Sept. 10 to 20  PtwUlUiii Sept. 22 to 27  North Yatii'na...  Sept. 29 to Oct. 1  Neir ' Westminster .....Sept. SO to Oct. 4  Victoria..: ..................Oct. 7 to 11  Spokane.:,......... : Oct/0 to 14  Loivlston............ :...... Oct. Ill to IS  Boise ....; .......Oct. 20 to 25  Kobert Leighton, I'. O. box UCO, Vancouver, rt. C, is the secretary.  ���FISHERMEN' MEET.: 7  Sti-,���The , Vancouver" lodge' of the  Fishermen's ainion. held theli- regular  monthly meeting ,on Saturday, 2Cth  inst. Although the attendancewas not  greater .Chan it generally is^putside the  months (Immediately touching the fishing season, as the great majority''of  the nieiiibers. are away beachcombing,  etc.,' the; meeting was remarkable.oh account oi the: evidence of determination  exhibited by the old "steadfasts" to  stand by the guns to the, bitter end  by [ which "we ilisliermen mean the. es:  tajblishment of Iraips. The meeting was  atte'iideii by visiting Indian brethren  from' Cowiohan and " Cliemainus, who  complain ed bitterly over. 7, the? aggres-  stoiis.of the white capitalist depriving  them'of .their foi-mer means of .living  by various means. ; -Some of ;.' our old  pillars, notably ..(Olios. Webster, Chas.  Webber and Peter; Masulio also gladdened out hearts by" ithelr "presence  agaln.( Much business was transacted;:  and ,Ih':the writer's; opinion the meeting was of a most promising character. The next meeting will taike place  on Uln-y. 10th a t, S" p. m.; ln Union hall,  corner Dunsmuir and Homer streets:  -Thanking; ;you ( for space, .1... remain,  yoursfraternally, .(���.-"  SECRETARY B. C. F. U.: LODGE (2.  ; Vancou'ver, B. C.. A.pril 28, M02. -;7j7  'FISHERMEN'S   GRAND   LODGE.  The Grand Lodge of the B. C. F. U.  met last Saturday at New Westminster  to make necessary arrangements for  the coming season.. Besides the regular delegates from the 'local lolges admission was given to representatives  of various Indian tribes on Vancouver  island who wished to become affiliated  with the;union.  ���  1 Gold at a Discount  Is no more a Bargain than a.  #65 Cleveland Bicycle at #45.  V We have just .a limited number ot   both  Ladies'   and  Gent's  A   Models���USO! make���regular $65.00 wheels, whioh go while they last ���.  A   ait $45.00. This ls the greatest wheel bargain in yeara. A..,  | Wm. RALPH, 126 Hastings St. ��  T SOLE AGENT iT,  M  1Mb high grade WALL FINISH .Is la  greater demand thla y��ar than ewer.  BECAUSE it mixes easier, works1' -  easier, looks lietter and; lasto longea"  tdiain any other Anisli manufactured.'.  Afilk for the "best ana the" best 1s MURTLO.  '���Mode ln twenty-four shades andi white  Solo Agents,  McLennan*,  Mcf ecly ������� Co*  Phone 44.  122 Cordova Street., Vancouver. B.C.  Phone J06S-.  Spring and-  Summer  Clothing for ���' ���  Men and Boy'sr.>  at  JOHNSTON,  KERPOOT  e* co.,  I04-I0S Cordova St.  -      KELLY, DOUCbLAS & CO.  WHOLESALE GROCERS,  Cordova and Water Streets,   -   Vancouvor, B. C.  [J_g��r Headquarters. for Domestic and Bm-  Jiorted Cigars and 8moking Sundries.  Pboto Engraver end Stercoty|jer,  152 Cordova St., Vancouver, B. C.  ����������������'�����������������;��� ���>�������������  UTNIOiN' BAKEEIE8.  W. D. Mulr, .Mount Pleasant.  W. Murray, Prior street.  Sobt. "McDonald;    XviFnue    Bakeryr  Westminster avemue.  Montreal 'Bakery,  Westminster avenue.  'F.  Adams,  Scotch Bakery, Hastings  streot.  W. D. Kent, 50 Cordova street.  Toronto Candy ''Company,    Cordova  street.  J. Oben, 'Hastings street.  Mlnchen Co., Granville street.  Barnwell Bros., Granville atreet.  Lurgen & Townloy, Vancouver Bilk  ery. Granville street.  Ibe Mint.  Ib located at the corner of Carrall and  Hastings streets. The bottled goods aro  all first-class nntl tlie prices right for  everyone.   Seattle Rainier beer, 5 cents.  ���  \  In ihe Dark.   |  Are you in doubt as -toi what y  alls your eyes? Come in land let  our Dr. of optics throw the light  of Ihis experience upoa the subject. We have the 'best optical  iparlor. in the; city for; testing  eyes.  DAVIDSON BROS., \  The Jewelers and. Obtlclans,  146 Cordova St.  ���*>������*> ���*>���'>���>���'&*>��� ������'^  ��AVOY  THEATRE  McDonf.li, & SiMraox.,...;.Pionriotonv  Alp.'If. James..:.".;..:-..Stnge Muniigor)  Table Cutlery  Just now we have some special; offerings in Table Cutlery of oil Icl'nds.  Dinner amd Dessort Knives and  Forta."  Tea, Dinner and Dessert Spoons, and  a ^ull line of CARVERS.  This Is a real Cutlery snap.  R. Ga BUCnANAN ��5> CO.  CBOCKIRT AND HOUSE FUBN18HINCF,  Telephone W-5. 409 Haatlngs Street.  The Mint  Is    the   new    saloon   at   the  corner  of Carrall and Hastings streets/Case  goods are the best, and the prices O. K.  Seattle Rainier beer, 5 cents.  If you wish your  PAINTING, PAPERIMNOINO,   -  HALSOMININfl, ORA1NINO, ETC..  Done satisfactory try  GAULEY  &   DAVIS,  Tbe Practical Painters,  410 Cambie Street.     Opp. Court House  ��� :   GEO. HAY   :  Vancouver'.    Pioneer    Clothes. -  Beuovator, meko a ault non.  Dyeing and Repairing.  210 Cihbix Br., Vanooutek.  ***********  Week Commencing  Monday, Next  Artistic and Refined-Vaudeville.  EVERY ACT A FEATURE.  Tbe Balmoral  . . HAKES A SPECIALTY OK . .  o    Bewor's special Liaueur, also -J -  o . user's Black LoDei Liqueur WHls^  -LARGE BTOCK OF-  ��� 1MPOETBD AND, DOMB8TIC  . C5<|ar* .-  R. B. Mulligan & Go:,. Props,   COSHSE COBBOTA-AHD CASEAU..���=.   Aside from  thc Pact  ���-that! your : liaundry goes  home to you spotlessly clean and  done URiiH every way in a. flrat-  class manner-nwe nilso guairantee  to you that from the minute your  parcel enters our laundry until it  readies-you again It will have  been surrounded! .by (perfect sanitary conditions.  The Pioneer Is a model of scru-  . pulous cleanliness.  For the next 30 days you can get & suit at  your own price at  THE   ACME  To lnlrotluca our new ��y��Uim of tallailcg k*  fore our Fall Stock anlTci.  2 Haatala St.  C U waHaeaVGirttair  Steam Laundry  Phonb 346. 910 - 014 Richards St  Downtown Office, No. 4 Aiicadk.  white help onlv.  Flint's Dyspepsia Tablets are fruar-  ant\ed: to restore falling appetite ana.,  oorretA'any kind of stomach trouble. ,  64 c box.  KoDoweU, ^Atkins, Watsor*  Ctk ��� ,  . ,..   ...; .v  m

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