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 fcegtelatlTeUbf* Vss.m  i.|  THE^ROYAL BANK  OF   CANADA  . . SAVINGS   BANK . .  A General Banking Business           Transacted.  OFFICES���Hastings   Street,   W.,  jWosUuhMter Avenue, Vancouver.  ii. v. m\mim loaa asd  sayiugs CO.  Ai-iMirl/c.i  llnlill.i!    -    |]n.(H��,000  Sm,.i i||,i>il Capital    -   -     1,.W,0 n  A.-olh,,vi'r     ....       :>iu,uul  II. > 1  Ollli-i- sal Cambio Street, Vnn-  ci.tiM-r n. i:  VOL. 5.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1902.  NO 10  fOOR WOKK <).\ BOILU  Some timo ago the 'bollcrmnkers Intonated tho public that the Albion iron  -works of Victoria were unfair. People  desirous of setting boilers built were  told that contracts were tendered for  by tho sold concern In Vancouver an J  tho work sent to Victoria, where la  "borers were employed to do the work  of boilermakcrs. The public were asked to stipulate ln their agreement to  liave the work done In this city, so as  to encourage our home industries, "VVe  learn that the'Hastings Mill company,  , not taking: heed of the warning, had  Civen a. contract to the Vancouver Albion works for a. boiler for one of its  tugs. Instead of having the work done  Sierc, where lt rightly belongs, lt has  ibeen given to the Victoria branch of  the said Albion works. The 'boiler has  *becn built, .but the workmanship ls al  ieged to be so bad that the Hastings  OU11 company refuse to accept It, unless  the work was done in a workmanlike  manner. So the 'boat and iboiler have  ox-rived ln Vancouver this week and  ' She union men of the Vancouver shops  asked to complete the job,' but, they  liave to a man refused to touch vhe  wmfc, although the company offered  timo and half to them to finish the  work, unless they turn the scabs out  of their Victoria shops and replace  than with union men. "Well done, Vancouver bollcrmakers, you have treated  the Albion iron works right, which,  tliey will learn to their cost, for they  refused ta give you any consideration.  It does not pay to employ helpers to  fio mechanics' work. Some of the bollcrmakers who have seen the job declare  ���it to be the worst they ever saw turned  ��ut of the Victoria shops. What can  4hepuibllc expect? They are duped because they will not heed. We are Informed also that the Job' done on the  Yosemite's boilers recently was a dis-  jgraco to any firm. It'ls'time our boiler Inspector took this matter up, 01  at any rate saw to it that he did not  puss woitit of this description. And  tram what we know and hear of Mr.  filtchardson, the .boiler , Inspector, he  will see justice Is done for the public  safety.   Perhaps a few more such re-  ��� lueals on the part of the public to accept such work will open the eyes of  tbe shareholders. It is a dead loss to  them and the prestage they lose by it  is not worth the hiring of scabs. Mr.  Scabrooik, the manager, 'rniay yet receive  irom his company the same consideration as the manager of the street railway at San Francisco did, that they  will not be losers to satisfy any whim  ot his. The manager lights the union  and the shareholders pay the piper.  Sow long will lt pay? Echo answers  how long?  9.  KEHWIATIN FLOUR UNFAIR.  At a recent meeting of the "Winnipeg  (Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners  ���the product of the Lake of the "Woods  Milling company was put on the unfair list. A- circular has teen issued  and is being sent to all labor papers  and trades unions ln Canada. The'cir  ciilar reads:     ,  "The Brotherhood of Carpenters and  Joiners, Local No. 313, "Winnipeg, take  this means of informing all friends of  organized laborl ln Canada that the  flour manufactured .by the Lalke of the  "Woods Milling company, known as  TKeewatln Flour,' Is and has been since  3896, om the 'unfair; list. This Arm has  refused to deal with the Carpenters'  -^micn and-would-not employ-union men  on elevator work. Union carpenters  ���have applied ifor woik and the manage.  ment have meted out to them contempt. The company has always been  opposed to union la'bor, and we ask  that all fair-minded men refuse their  brands of Hour. The 'Lake of tbe  "Woods brands are 'Five. Roses,' 'Me-  doro,' 'Patent' and 'XXXX.'  "Wc have always Ibeen received with  courtesy and dealt with fairly by tho  OgUvIc Milling Co.'  "Signed on behalf of Carpenters and  Joiners' Union, No. 343, ot Winnipeg."  'regressive  N  OW that the laibors of tho Provincial Reform Convention, recently  fceM at Kamloops has resulted in ushering Into existence the Provincial Progressive Party, which' la destined, we believe, to become  a powerful factor im shaping the future destinies of this Province, we  desire to call the attention of our friends to the necessity of taking immediate action to ensure Its future welfare and success. It would' be  superfluous to comment at great length in justification of the action taken,  familiar as you all are with the kaleidoscopic .political combination that  have from time to time controlled the ship of state during the past  few years ln this Province, and whose ohlef aim has evidently been to  secure and retain ipolltlcal power an'd prestige for the furtherance of private schemes and interests. Our coal, timber and agricultural resources  Save ibeen handed over to corporations  "Without Adequate Returns.  to the state therefor; ln some cases, free and exempt from taxation for  a long teim of years, and are now being held for speculative purposes,  with the natural consequence that the actual settlement and development of the country has been effectually retarded, and the ilnancial  and general Interests of ithe province are rapidly assuming most unsatisfactory proportions. Legislation in the interests of labor and' in  the true Interests of the province Is, with a consistency and persistency  (worthy of a nobler purpose, being ruthlessly set aside by the federal  authorities;' our Provincial government meanwhile gradually sinking into an abjeot condition of apathy, Indifference and helplessness, while on  the other hand, laws, ostensibly for the protection of vested Interests,  but which in practical operation, abridge the rights and liberties of Individuals In their efforts to successfully cope with existing circumstances  ,   are strictly and rigidly enforced in their entirety.  Even to the Straining. Point, .    ���  thus setting at naught that great fundamental principle ol popular government that all classes andi all interests are equal in the eye of tho  law making power. In fact it might be said that for some time pa3t  the people of this Province have permlttted a condition of comparative  political chaos to exist. Perhaps it is not too much to say that a large  proportion of tlie Independent progressive electors who place the welfare of our province above and beyond that of party interests have permitted themselves to be used as a catspaw to boost *into power politicians in the guise of statesmen, whose political interests absolutely depend upon the perpetuation of (his unsavory condition of affairs." At  last we believe  The Day of Awakening -  has arrived. It would appear that the limits of public patience have  been finally reached. A great wave of political unrest and' discontent  is making Itself felt throughout the entire province. The leavening!  forces of'public opinion are moulding a'mighty piotest against the incomprehensible and inexplicable antics of the present apology for a government at Victoria. The handwriting on the wall stands out in such  bold relief that he who runs may read. All evidences indicates that the  . tilme fa near at hand, when the great' voice ot the people will proclaim  in a mandatory-manner that the makeshift methods of the present provincial administration, and tlie petty quarrels and bickerings that have  too long disgraced the sessfons of our legislature, must be brought io a  speedy and abrupt termination. History will repeat itself; all reforms  oome from the ranks of the common people. Indeed It seems that our  political bark has ibeen launched upon the troubled waters of  The Sea of Provincial Politics,  alt a most auspicious and favorable moment. Our party must, witli the  utmost vigor and energy, talke up Its mission of regenerating the politics of our province and make itself, If'.possible, a potent factor in the  wonk of placing the institution of government upon a more stable, equitable and permanent basis than has hitherto existed. If we are permitted to accept ithe spirit of conciliation1 and harmony, which prevailed  nt our late convention, and the manifest unanimity of purpose and feeling on the part of all delegates there assembled, together with their reasonable attitude toward, and expressions of sentiments upon the great  fundamental principles, Which necessarily .came before that gathering,  for consideration and disousslon, as an indication of the disposition of the  Various Reform Elemente'  throughout .the province," toward this new, movement, then indeed do we  feel quite safe in assuming tliat its motive and guiding principle will be  to impress upon our statute books higher and truer Canadian ideals of  liberty and justice, and to develop a sound, substantial, progressive and  more self-reliant conception of Canadianism in public life. In submitting for your consideration the platform of the Progressive Party, we do  not contend for a momlent that lt ls perfeot! Neither do we pretend that  it completely satlslfle3 the cherished.asplrations of all the diverse ele-  ��� merits of reform, .represented at the convention    whlcli   gave   It birth.  SOCIALIST MEETINGS.  Xast Sunday evening at the B. C. Socialist party's headquarters, 132 Powell  street, E. J. Brans lectured on "Rocks  Ahead," being a very eloquent plea for  more toleration ln socialist propaganda.  A long.and interesting discussion took  place at the end of the address, participated in by Comrades Boult, Baker,  Ernest Burns, J. Dodd and C. McKlnnon and the.speaker of. the .evening1.  (Next Sunday evening J. EC. Watson, of  tbe bollermakers', will lecture, his sub-  >4ct being, "Trade Unions', Tlieir Use  aand Destiny."  'What-w^do"7rMintaiiTls"'thatnt~sfaiid'i-ifor f undamentaf refornT^irhvV  clples of sufficient value aiid Importance, and plainly implies that the  living  '    ,' Political Issues of the Day  that confront the people of this province for solution, shall be grappled  with in such an intelligent and practical manner that will justify all elements of reform, rallying round Its standard, and cheerfully according  it undivided support, and at the same time its clear cut declaration for  comprehensive principles of political progress, we submit, its well calculated to seoure the sympathetic co-operation of the imore timid an'd conservative element, who, possessing but a hazy knowledge of the intricate problems involved in modern economic conditions, are apt to become  a prey to the wily machinations of the professional political trickster,  who will not hesitate to impose upon their credulity, if he feels that the  interest of his party is ln any way jeopardized, by branding our movement, if the slightest Justification can be found for so doing, as revolu-  'tlonary and anarchistic In. its tendencies, and all of the false stook arguments of this type, so familiar to the ears of lonest reformers ln all  parts of the civilized world.    In short  Our (Party and Its Platform  is neither extremely radical nor ultra-conservative, "but as its name  clearly Indicates in the proper conception of the word, lt is progressive,  in all that the term expresses and implies. The advocacy of the principles contained therein, will create public Issues well within the field  of practical politics. "We are content and satisfied to have 'it so, and will'  appeal to the public for sympathy and support from this sound position.  We might further point out that in tlie principles of our platform, is  contained the germs of a political plant, which, ir properly nourished by  sufficient sympathy and support, will ultimately develop into a mighty  oak, offering under its sheltering branches, a refuge and a common standing ground for men In all classss of society, who are possessed by  Progressive Reform Principles,  i  and who are animated by a desire to improve existing social conditions,  and to further the true Interests of our country. Our immediate aim  shall be to exercise a wholesome inlluence In public affairs and: to secure  the election of a substantial party of candidates in tho next provincial  election, to represent the reform interests in the legislative assembly 'of  our province. Tlie uncertainty of existing political conditions, which  time seems but to intensify and in order to give effect to our plans,  which we sincerely trust will .be unanimously approved of 'by all out-  friends, throughout the Province, prompts us to submit for your consideration in the following order, the following  Propositions in Definite Form:  First���Does your organization agree to support the platform, and  the candidates, wherever and whenever they are nominated by a properly constituted convention of the Provincial Progressive Party?  Second���If so, will your organization take steps to immediately cooperate with all other labor and reform  bodies,  and all    Individuals in'  harmony with your views, to the end tliat a Progressive Party Club be_  organlzed in your community, at the earliest possible moment.  Third���If so, after the organization of a Progressive Party Club in  your locality, will you use your utmost Influence to Induce all Progressive Party Clubs in existence in the electoral ridings in which yoa re-  .slde, to co-operate together, and organize a" District Association of Progressive Party Clubs. '    ���   "  Fourth���Upon tho express understanding that all disbursements will  be strictly accounted for by the secretary-treasurer of the Provincial'  Executive of our party, and it being clearly understood that after the  organization of Progressive Party Clubs, In the manner provided for or  suggested In the foregoing clauses, all taxation or contributions other  than those of a voluntary character shall be derived from and through  them for defraying the necessary legitimate expenses of the Provinciil'  Executive Board of the party. "Will your organization at the present  time make a donation payable to the secretary-treasurer at Victoria, B.  C, of twenty cents per member, for the purpose of creating a nucleus of  ���a provincial oampaign fund for the Provincial Progressive Party.  Fifth���In conclusion we beg to say that we cannot find words to impress upon you too strongly the important and Inseparable relation invariably existing between political success and thorough organization,  and 'the necessity of all our frijnds In your community speedily shaping '  their course in conformity with this Idea, which is now universally regarded as a fundamental law of political strife, and trusting that you  will fully realize the_ necessity of communicating at your earliest coi-  ���venlent date to the secretary-treasurer, the replies of your organization to the propositions we have in our best judgment seen fit to submit"  we beg to subscribe ourselves, in the cause of reform and progress.  Fraternally yours,  (Signed.) Christopher Foley, president, Rossland, 'B. C, James  "Wllks, vice-president, Nelson, B. C; J. D. McNiven, secretary-treasurer,  Victoria, B. C; Joseph "Watson, Vancouver, B. C, T. H. Buokle, Nanaimo, B. C, D. W. Stevens, Kamloops, B. C, T. L. Buckton, Phoenix, B.  C, executive board, Provincial Progressive Party ofjB. C.   P. S.���Address reply to J. D. McNiven, seorelary-treasurer   of  Provincial Progressive Party, Victoria, B. C.  Office of the secretary-treasurer, Victoria, B. C, -May 2, 1902.  the  m\hm ir mum.  Recently In the British house of commons .Mr. 3. O'Kelly, il. P., as-ked  whether provision had been made under, the terms of the Anglo-Japanese  treaty to relieve Japanese subjects  from the disabilities attaching to Asiatic immigrants to Australia; and, if  not, whether the government would!  urge upon the conference of colonial  premiers the necessity of recognising)  the equal International rights of Japan-,  ese subjects within the British empire  with the subjects of other friendly foreign powers and call on self-governing  British colonies to extend to Japanese  subjects all the privileges and rights  as to residence, trading, settlement,  and colonization enjoyed iby subjects of  other foreign powers.  'Mr. Chamberlain said the 'Anglo-  Japanese .agreement did not touch on  the question.of Immigration. It was  not pioposed to discuss the question,  of Japanese subjects at the conference  of colonial premiers.  Mr. O'Kelly���Are Japanese subjects  not to be tieated as the subjects of a  civilized power?  Mr.  Chamberlain���There    is   not the  slightest foundation for the suggestion.  iMr. -MacNeill���Why not say it is a  lie? ("Order"  and a laugh.) -n  E**^*^*^tt��tt��X��X��*��X^  THE P. P. P. ENDORSED.  Sir,���The following set of resolutions  passed iby the local executive board of  the Provincial Progressive Party nre  respectfully submitted to you for publication:  "Whereas���It has ' been persistently  rumored, In the riding and elsewhere,  that we, of Siocan City, are, nnd hav>  been, dissatisfied with thc results ot  the late Kamloops convention; and  "Whereas���lt is further -rumored that  1'iilcss we can name the candidate fo:  4Ills riding at the next election, we  will not feel under any Obligation to  support the nominee of the platform of  the Provincial Progressive Party; and  Whereaa���Other vlltlanous and malicious lies equal to the above are being  assidlovffly and cunningly circulated  by parties wishing to cause a division  in our ranks, and   thereby   endanger.  our chance of electing a candidate of  our party's selection; therefore lie It  "Resolved���That the .abch-o nnd all  similar reports, having a tendency to  create dilscord In tho labor ranks are  premeditated and malicious falsehoods,  and that there Is hot the 'slightest  foundation on whioh to build thein, except one of fear of the result of an  election wherein the labor vote ls solidly cemented; and be it further  "Resolved���That we, of Siocan City,  are in hearty accord with the platform  adopted at' Kamloops 'by the newly-  born P. P. P., and, whilst believing wo  have men in our midst fully competent  and alble to creditably represent this or  any other riding in! the Provincial  house, that we are/asWng no favors,  but are now, as, we have always bee i,  ready,and willing,and anxious to accept and support tbe candidate chosen  by the nonnlnatirig - convention when  ever and wherever held. Hoping this  will set at rest all fear with regard to  Siocan and Its agitators, we hid the  'P. P. P. a God-speed, and wish it -the  success lt lis deserving.  "Resolved���That copies of this resolution 'bo given the Sandon Paystreak,  the Drill, The Independent, Kamloops  Sentinel, Rossland World and other  publications."  Signed on behulf of thc local executive board. J. A. FOLEY,  'Secretary  City of Siocan, B. C, May 20, 1002.  SANDON PROGRESSIVES.  The flrst organization of the Provincial Progressive Party ln the Siocan  was Inaugurated In Sandon last Friday night. Chris. Foley, president of  the executive council, and James  Wilks, vice, were present and delivered rattling speeches.  The meeting was  well attended and enthusiastic, and an  initial memibershlp of 03 was placed on  the rolls. The ofl'ccrs elected weie:  Win. .MacAdams, chairman; James V.  ���Martin, vice-chairman; Thos. Brown,  secretary-treasurer; Win. Davidson,  James A. Thompson, George Huston,  and C. E. Lyons, executive committee.  A by-lnw committee consisting or W.  E. Gomin, JS. A. Brown and Thos. Fox  was elected. Q  SILVERTON   AN'D    NEW   DENVER  PROGRESSIVE PARTY.  Primaries of the Provincial progressive Party were organized last week  In Sllverton and .New Denver. Chris.  Foley, president of the executive of  the party, was present to assist In the  organization. The .usual enthusiasm  was shown at the meetings and the  clubs Btart off under favorable auspices. "With the exception of Nakusp,  this completes the organization in the  Siocan. Step3 will shortly be taken lo  Coram a division organization wth the  executive for Uhe riding.  ^RESIDENT LAMRICK.  * Of the Trades and Labor Council.  W. J. Lamrick was born In the County of Grenville, province of Ontario,  on August Cflth, 1S55. When but , six  months of age, his father removed to  the state of Illinois, where he died,  when "Will," as he Is familiarly known,  was only four years old. "When he  reached his sixth birthday, his mother  mained a^'ain, and young Lamrick  went to live with an uncle. 'At fourteen he started into a store, and has  been1 at the business ever since. In,"  1SS7, he went to Riverside, California,  and in 1SD1 was successful in organising  the first local of the Retail Clerks' Association in the state of California. He  left California In lSdG and came to Vancouver, when the Clerks were organised. Shortly after he joined the local  here and was foremost in the fight for'  shorter hours. At piesent he ls provincial orguniser for the Retail Clerks'  International Piotective Association,  and a delegate from the Clerks' Union  to the Trades and Labor Council. He  is now president of tliat well-known local body. He is also a past master  of the Masonic order, and actively connected with the Independent Order  of Foresters. But Bro. Lamrick will  allow no other order to interfere with  his-duties-as president-of_tSe"6ounclt  He is a good constitutional unloa man  and a flnn believer in using every lenient measure to affect the ends of unionism, strongly recommending all  unions to use all lawful and peaceful  means in their power before resorting  to harsh measures, but not vacillating  when pushed to the Inst extreme.  P. P. P. AT SLOOA'N.  An enthusiastic mass meeting of citizens wnsQicld In thc 'Miners' Union hall  In the Inteiests of the Provincial Progressive Party Inst Saturday evonlngl  nt Siocan... After n few remarks from  t'he chnlr, the following olllcer.? were  elected:  Geoigo Nichol, president; J. V. Pur-  vianee, 1st vice-president; L. B. Hall,  2nd vice-president; J. A. Foley, secretary-treasurer; D. D. Robertson, Alex,  Stewart, D. B. O'Neill, executive.  The executive wore Instructed to  draft rules, and regular meetings to  be held on Saturday evenings. After  a few remarks ,by J. V. Pui-viancc on  the events lending up to the formation  of the Provincial Progressive Party,  Chris. Foley, president of the Provincial Progressive Party, for nearly two  hours delivered one of the aWest  speeches ever heard In that city.        -.  ,, .     '.',,'t THE LORD'S GARDEN  Resemblance Between Church of  Christ and Earthly Gardens.  GATES OPEN FOR ALL TO ENTER  Tho liitirrm uf l'artlily Guriluli* mhh  Wither, Hut liiom of tho lioavelily  Olio Am Always llluulltiii;;���Wutm'tttt  by tho Ktvvr uf <;���!!,  E:ilor��l.\cconliiii"to.U'i nf I'.iHI.uncnl of C.in-  miu.in ihe yi'iir 1IW-'. by Willi;...] li.iiiy, of To.  lonio, uuhe lJup'i. of Ai;riiiiiiiuro, Uuuwii.  *iYii.sliiiigtoii, April '20.���In this discourse, prepared before his fatal illness, iJi'. Taimngo shows the [loinls  of resemblance between the church of  .Christ anil the gardens at this season of iippr'uucliing' spring; texi,  hong of Soiuiiiini iv, Ifi, "A l'oiin-  Utin of gardens, a well of living waters and stream*  from Lebanon."  Somo of the finest gardens of old-  ;>en times were to lie foiiiul ut the  foot uf Mount Lebanon. .Snow descended, and winter whitened the top  of tho mountain; then, when the  warm spring weather came, the  ���Knows hie.ted ami poured down the  siilc of the mountain null gave great  ..luxuriance to the . gardens nt tho  "foot, and you see now the allusion of  my text' when it speaks of tlio foim-  ��� tains of���..gardens and streams from  Lebanon.  Again and again llie church is rc-  Jirescnlcd as a garden, all up and  down the word of liud, and it is a  figure specially suggi si ive nt this  . season of the year, when the parks  anil flic brcliiu-ils are about to put  forth their blossoms and tlie tiir is  tilled  wilh bird  voices. 7  A mollicr wished to impress her  child, with the love of (Sod, .and so  in the springtime, after the ground  had been prepared in ilie garden, she  took a handful of dower .seeds and  scattered these' seeds in, tlie shape of  letters all across the bed of the garden. Weeks passed by, and tho  rains and the sunshine had doiw  lliiir work; am! one day the child  ciimu in and said. "Mother, cume  ���quickly to the garden���conic now."  .The mother followed the child to tho  garden, and 7 the little child said:  "Look here, mother. See, it is'spell-i  ed all over the y ground in llowers  'God is.Lovo.' " If we only had  faith enough, vve could see gospel  7 lessons all around and about us���  lessons in shells on tlie beach,, lessons in sparkles on tlie wave,, les-  '-;.sons' in stars'ih the sky,: lessons in  .'lowers ail over the earth.  Well,  my" friends, you  know   very  well that there have been soine beautiful  gardens  produced..'    Thero-.was  the garden of 'Charlemagne, and you  remember that tliis 'king ordered gardens laid out all  through  the realm  ���and, decided by .decree of government  what kind of flowers should lie pliuit-  7-ed in those gardens.:     Henry IV.  at  Mo.ntpellier decreed that there should,  "be llowers planted.'''.throughout    his  !realm.and gardens;laid out, and he  71 specially.:.decreed   .'that; there  should  be Alpine pyrcnti and: French plants.  ." Slienstono, "the -poet, Was. more ccie-'  bratcd foi; his gardens  than for   his  7 poetry.      His poetry has failed "froni  .:.- the memory for the .most part,   but  his gardens  are immortal..      To all  the beauty of his place lie added perfection  bi" art.      i'alisado  and   arch  arid  arbor and    fountain  and .nistic  temple had     their   : most wonderful  7 .specimens',' anil the oak and the hazel  and  the richest: woods of ;the  forest  -were planted in that garden. Tile had  genius and he bad  industry; and all  .liis'genius'.arid all liis industry he applied  to  the    beiuitilication  of    that  garden!     He:gave for it'SI.500, and  . he sold it at; .Inst for  $85,000,    or  vvhat' was equal; to that number   of  ..dollars.  .; It  vva->iin!i expensive? gar-  deli, laid out w'ithgrcat: elaboration.  And! yet I have to :tell you now of a  7garden: of vaster; expense-���the garden  7, spoken !of in : my:' text���a fountain of  ���'. .gardens:With, tlie streams' from Leb-  .:''.iari6n... ���';',.,;'���^"������V...:..'���.  ;  'Walter 'Scott, had the great' iiihtii-  ':'��� tion; of' his life7 to build ' Abbolsford  .'. laiidVlay out extensive gardens round  7 .about', it.. It broke ills heart that  ... lie.' could not complete. the work as  7 he desired, it.7 "At: his' lust payment  ���of !��100,0b0,' after laying out tliosc  gardens aiid building that palace of  ��� Abbotsford,: at that time, his, heart,  broke, his health failed, and he died  almost nil !   imbecile.     A'V.fc'w.. years  : ago, .when I    walked   through-those  v gardens .-iind. 1 thought at .'whnt vast'  expense  thoy. hail   been  laid  out���at"  ���tlie. expense of a man's life��� itsocin-  i:,cd I could seoin" the, crimson: flowers  l-.'thoibl6.o.dl.of_tlie; _oJjl^inan^s.7J)rgkcn  ���'. heart:".. But I have to tell you~now"  7of a garden "laid  out at vaster   expense���who can calculate that vast expense ?       Tell  me, ye women ;'who  watched him hung; tell me, ye.executioners who lifted and let him down;  tell  nie,  thou    sun    that didst, hide  and ye rocks thai did lull, what the  laying out of tliis garden cost..This  - morning, amid the 'aroma and li'right-  news. of  the springtime. At is appropriate that    I    show you how    the  <.-)iiirch of Christ  is a garden.  1 remark, first! it is' a garden because of the rare plants in it. Tlmt  ���would Iks a strange garden in'���which  "'there were no flowers. If you can-  Tiot find tbcm liny whore else, you  will find them along the paths, and  you will Iind. them at thu gateway.  If there bo no special taste and no  special means,tyou will Iind there the  hollyhock and the daffodil and the  cU2iiia. If there bo no special taste  and no special means, you will find  the Jlexican cactus and the bluebell  and ���..!���'> arbutus and thc clusters of  oleanders. "' , 7 V  1 Flow-ijrs there must be in every  garden, and I have to. tell; you thnt  in the garden of tho church are the  rarest plants. .Sometimes you will  find, the violet, inconspicuous, biit  sweet as heaven���Christian souls,  with no pretense, but of vast usefulness, comparatively"; unknown oii  ���earth/but to. .be "glorious, in celestial  .spheres. 7 Violets and. violets all the  time. '������ . Vou cannot tell where these  Christians have been save by the  ^lightening facts , of the invalid,   or  ine streaming tureen on the stand  near the sick pillow,' or the new curtain that keeps out the glare ofthe  sun from the poor man's cot. Such  characters are perhaps' better typified b.v ilie ranunculus, which goes  creeping between tiie lliorns nnd tiie  lu-ieis of this life, giving n kiss for  u sling, and many u inan has  thought that lift before him was a  black rock of tro'iile and found It  i-oveieil all over with delightsome  iu.-iiiiiie of Christian sympathy.  In this ganl'ii oi tiie Lord I Iind  tIn' Mexican cactui'., loveliness within, lliorns wiihiiut, men with great  >liut'pii.'Ms of belinvior and lii.inner,  hut within them tlie |uai'.' of llod,  Uie love of tioil, the grace of Uoi.  'I'liey are hard men ti handle, ugly  1'ien to touch, very art to strike  } nek when you siril e thein, yot  within tliem all loveliness ami attraction, while oulsiil-.i so eomplntely  unfortunate.- Mexican cactus nil the  Mine. Said a pluc-d elder l.o n  (. hi-isilnii mini ���ter, "Ihelor, you  would do Loiter to control '.your  ;.'iii|ier." "Ah," said the niiiiivlei- to  .lie placid elder, "1 control -more  lemper iu live minutes than you do  in live years." Theso people, gifted  nien, who have great cciii-iicralion of  manner and miciu to be wry'different  ;Yi>m whnt. they should be. really  hiivu in their souls that which eoin-  aienclM tlieni to the Lord. Mexican  iactus all  the time. , .7  .7  So: n mun said to me years, ago:  ,--!)o you think 1 ought lo become a  iiiemlit'i- of the church'.' I have such a  violent temper. Yesterday. 1 Was  ''crossing Jersey-Cil.v terry. It was  very -early in tlio morning, and 1. saw  aiiiilkiiinn piit.tilig a large, quantity  of water intoiiis can. and l .said,  ���'lhat is enough, sir,' ami he got off  ilie cart and ; insulted mc, v arid.'.'.1  knocked him down. Well," snid he,  ' do you tiiihk that 1 could ever become a. Christian?" i'hnl man;''Iind  in his soul the grace of the Lord  ���Jesus, but outside he vvas full of  thorns and fi:ll of brambles-and full  of exasperations, but he could . not  hear the story of a Saviour's mercy  '.old without having the tears roll  down his cheek. There was loveliness  within, but roughness outside���Mexican cactus all the time.     .  But I remember in boyhood that  we had in our father's garden : what  'we, called the (limit of lintlle, a peculiar rose, very red and very fiery.  Suggestive Mower, 'it"was called the  (���iaiit of Battle. And so in the garden of the Lord we find that kind of  llower���the Pauls and Jlartin Luth-  ers, tiie.AVyclifs, the! John Kiiqscs���  giants of battle. What in other men  is ii. spark in tlieiri is a. conflagration-,  wlien thoy pray, tlieir prayers ' Uvke  lire;. when they suffer, they .swear  drops of blood; when thoy preach it  is a Pentecost;, when they light, "it  is a Thermopylae; vvhen: they die, it  is martyndom���giants of battle. You  sny, "Why have we not more of them  in., the church of Christ at this  time?" I answer yoiir qiicstion by  asking another, "Why have vve: not  more Cromwells and. 1-lumboldts.:..; in  t.he world?" God wuii'ts only a few  giants of buttle; they do their work,  and they do,it Well. 7  ���But'i find also in.'ilie church, .of  God a. plant that I sliall ��� call the  snowdrop,' very'-beautiful, but cold,  it: is very pure, pure as the snowdrop, beautiful as the snowdrop and  as cold .ns the, snowdrop���no: special  sympathy. .That kind, of .man never,  loses his .patience; lie never . weeps;  ho never flushes with anger; he never  litters a. rush word.-Always, 'cold;  always precise, always passive, beaii-  tifiil snovvili-op. ! ���Butyl don't like  Ilim. 71 would rather have onoGiaiit.  of Battle: than fiveVthousanri snowdrops! ��� Give', me a'-.- man.who  liiakes.V some , mistakes ... in ,: his  artltir: for ...tlio'. ..Lord's ,.ser-  .'\Ice"������ rather than 7 that kind of nature which spends its wholelife doing but one thing, and that is keeping .equilibrium." There areysno.wdrops  ill all the cliiirclies���-men vviUinut any  sympathy. Very gootl.-uTlicy. are in  the garden' of7the Lord;'therefore. 1  know,, they ought to,-be. there,. but  always mowdrops. -   1 ��� J'" ,     7:  You have scon in;soirio places, jier-  haps, a^ceiitiViy plant.. I do not suppose there is one person in twenty  who: has ever seen 'more' than 7. one  century plant.in full bloom, ami  when you, see the century 'plant...your,  emotions ure stirrei!. You look at  it mid.; say, "This' ilower,:has bean  gathering up itslieauty for a' whole  century, and it will not bloom again  for another hundred years.'.'. Well, I  have to.tell you that! in this garden  of Uiechurch spokeir of in'my text,  there is a century plant.'It lias'gath-:  ercd up its hjoom from .all the ages  of eternity,: and nineteen centuries  ago it piit forth its glory. It is not  only a century '.plant, butVa! passion  llower���the passion flower of Christ,  i^cxiniJgl\Jlojvei^b]cod_: a_t^thexooi  nnd blood oii"tlio leaves,"the passiorT  flower of Jesus, tho century plant of  eternity. Come, 0 winds from 'the  north, and winds .from t.he south,  nnd winds from the east, and winds  from the west, and scatter the perfume of this llower through all na-  tionsT x  His worth, if all tiie nations know,  Sure the Wholeearth would love him  .' too.'' '    ������'..:"  Thou, tho Christ of 'nil the ng'cs,  hast garments smelling of inyrrh  and .'aloes.'nnd cassia out of the Ivory  palaces.7 ��� ���-,";;'.��� ">i;, '"���'-.;.'".'  ���/���I'go ..further and say the church of  Christ is appropriately, compared to  a garden because of Its thorough irrigation. There can bo-n'o. luxuriant  garden without plenty of water. I  saw a giiiilcii'iii tho midst of tlie  desert, amid tlio Hocky Mountains,-I  said, How is it possible you have so  ninny flowers, so much rich fruit in  a desert for miles around? 1 suppose  some of you have seen those gardens.  Weil, thoy - told iuo thoy had aqueducts-arid pipes-'roacliing rip toVyytlio-  hills;' arid; the, snows molted on "'the  Sierra Nevada! and the Rocky Mountains, 'und theii poured down in water to,those aqueducts,' and it kept  tlio fields in great luxuriance. And  I thought to myself, how like Ithe  garden of Christ!, All around it'tho  barrenness! of sin'.''an'd the>.';'-���barrenness of tho world, but pur eyes are  unlo_the hills, from whence 7cometh.  our ncip. Thero ls a tivor the  streams whereof shall make glad tl.e  city of our God, the fountain of gar-  dons and streams from Lebanon. Water to slake the thirst, water to refresh tlie fainting, water to wash the  unclean, water to toss up in fountains under the Sun of Righteousness, until you wc the rainbow  around the threne.  1 wandered in a garden of Brazilian  '.viMio'.v nu I. nnd I saw tlie luxuriance,  iii ;!ir-ve gardens was helped liy tho  :i!>i!id;:nv supply oi waler. 1 tamo  in it ou a day when strangers were  not admitted; Iiut, liy a strange eoiii-  ���.iVemv. al the moment. 1 got in tho  :..-n.;'s chariot passed, und the gar-  ik'iii-r went up on the hill uiiri turned  "n the water, and it canii.1, flashing  down Hie bi'iiail slain; of stono until  iiii-.li.lil end wave in gleeaouie wrcs-  .'!.: tiiiiilili'd al. my fi ot. And so it is  ���vi:!i this garden cl t'hii.sl. ISvery-  ilin; i oii'.cs I'roin a! ove��� parilcn  'iivi:> n^iive, peace from above, coin-  ''ii'-! frr.ni nlnve. Hiiiictillcntioii from  n'ir.e. Streams froni l.oliiinin���oh,  'he ci..ii:ul:-.li;:ii in th's tlinilgill!  '.'.field God that iho gardener* ttirn-  m! ou ihe fmiiilniii of salvation ur.-  lil il? ;iace v.liere we sit and stand  ���ifi....'ii l.e'i-oiiie Eliui, wilh twelve wells  of water and threescore nnd . ten  puliii trees! Iiut I hour his .sound  at the '������garden gate: I hear Iho lifting- of tlu'.l.iUii of the gate. Who  eiitiiis tliere? 11;'is; ilio Or.rd';ncr,  who passes in through the.guidon  gate, lie comes llirough this "path of  t'-.e'.gurdi.ii, and lie comoso to ,tho  aged inan, and he sny.s: "Old man,  I I'oiue: to help line; 1 come to  strcngihen . llii'c. .Down to heavy  hairs 1. will shelter'thco: 1'will givo  thee.-.strength at the liino of old age:  I will not leave; I will never forsake  .thou, l'eace, broken hearted ;'old  men. I will be thy consolation 'forever."  And then Christ, the Gardener  comes up another path of the gnr-  i'on,..iiid he sees a soul in great  I rouble, and he says, "Mush, Irouli-  hd spirit; the sun .shall 'not sniilo  thou by day nor the moon by night;  the Lord shall preserve thee from all  evil: the Lord Muill-preserve���';' thy  soul." And then the Garilm'.r comes  up another path of the garden, .and  he comes where ihero are some beautiful buds, and T say, "Stop, O Gar-  rtcnor,- do not break them off." But  he breaks tliem olT, the beautiful  buds, and I.see a great .flutter '-'��� among the leaves, mid 1. .wonder what  lii'.ii!.: doing, end'iio says: "T do not  conic to destroy these! llowers; I am  only going to plant tlieni in a.higher loi'i'aeo and in tiio garden around  my! palace. 1 liave!como into my  garden to gather. iilies,' I iiiust tako  l-u'-'.k a 7 whole liuster, of .rosebuds'!,  l'eace',''.troubled soul; all shall 7 / ho  ���well. SnlTer tiie littIo thUtircri. -to  eoine. rril-'o', in'e,'.' and forbid tliem not,  for.: i)f such is".tho kingdom of heaven " 0 gloi'ioiis '.lanleiior of tho  ,'Jliiirch! Christ eomes .to it ,7 now,  Vmil inv lias a,rigiit to comcVWo look  > i i.i I ci t he, i'a co: of ;l lie G a rdencr as ho  la't'ak.s ofl' the iHid, and vve say,  ,' "I'iioii art worthy to iiiive tliem;, thy  will be clone."7 The. hardest 7 prayer  a lieroavoi fatlier or mother.oyerut.-  .l,erod7.'"riiy-will hi;: done."7  itut,: yoii '.iiiive noticed thiit! around  every king's garden there is a . higli  ,-w.i 11;'! Ybu; 'may! hii vo stood at'7.'..!��� the;  wall of a:icing's:' court and",thought;  ������ ilow: I would like to see that . garden," and vv!:i!o!.voii were watching  the gardener opeiietltlie gate and. the  royal equipage swept .through it ar.d  yoji cuiigiit; a glimpse of tlu>:gardcnV  biit'only .a glimpse, for"then the.'gate's  clOSCll.:    "' -.-! ������;.-''." ":'"i[ 7:-'':'',  ;1 blessGod that -this gnrdcri. ,df  .(jlivist' has giitc-sycu all sides,. :' tliat1  tlie.v nre.'bponcd���:by: day; opened by:  night7,,and :whciiiooyer'7will;niay.coino'  iri. Oh,", how.',.' niiniy ihe'ro7 are-'.'-��� who!  die in "tlio desert \v!ii:n;: they!; .riiight  rove! in7.!:,the,, garden! How many,  there arc. who7 nro seeking in the garden yoi". this..!wor]il,.,;that satisfaction  vvhicli tiicy i.'nn.iiover. Iind! It vvus  so with Theodore! I look, who77 inndo  all initials .laugh '.while he.was living., and yet iiioi-dore!.l-]ook 7;on 7 a7  ce: tain .day,',"vyhcii in: the' .midst  .of'liis revelry lie caught a' glimpse.oi"  his' own face and his own npparcl in  tlie mirror, said:.'.'"'rhn't's true. 1 look  just, as I am���lost", body, mind, soiil  and estatc-^-kist'"; And so it. vvas,wit,  r.iid .estate ��� lost:" And so it was  vvitli'Shenstoiie aboiit his .''.garden, of  which .1 spoke inythc beginning of  my sermon. Ho 'sat dtiwii iim d all  its beauty and'vvriuig his iniials arid,  said: 'Thrive. Hist my Way to liappi-  r.cs's.:-'. I 'am- frantic: 1 liate.' o> cry-',  tiling;' I hatcviiiysolf: as a imulniun  ought,'" to!"- Alns.so liiiiny. in . the7  gardens of this world "aro lookiiig foi\'  that (lower thoy can .never7liud except, in tlie garilun' of Christ! 7,   ������;';."  Substantial comfort will  not grow,;.  ��� [i Iriaii'ature's barren soil, [i  jVU^vvii^cimiboasi^UJ.l^hjisLwiyi^iig^  ���'- Is yanityand toil."        ���  TIow many have .tried, all the fountains of tliis world's pleasure, biit  never tasted of the stream from Lebanon! 7How iiiany have reveled in  othor gardens to tiioir soul's ruiii,  biit never plucked' one flower from  ���the garden of our God! I swing open  all the gates of the garden and invite you in, .whatever your'., history,.-  whatever your sins, whatever Your  temptations, .whatever your trouble  The invitation comes no inure to one  thnn to all, ''Whosoever will, let  him come.",7.7".' V: !.  Tlio'flowers'bf carthiy gaiilrhs soon'  fade, but, blessed bo God, there arc  garlands that never wither, und  through tho gruceVof Jcsiis     Clirist  ��� wo, may. enter Into' llie. Joys; which  aro provided for us at God's .; right,  hand. Kciniiiiber, us thu closing  thought/that God not only brings  us into a garden here, lint it is a  garden nil the way with those who.  trust and love and serve him, a garden all-through ,tho struggles of tliis.  life, ii garden all up the slope of heaven; 'iv,;.'���':iX:y~.! . . - _-  There everlasting spring'abides  And'never Withering-llowors;:' .; ���';  Death,"like a narrow streairi, divides  .',That heavenly, land.from ours.  The Ameer of Afghanistan's mint at  Kaliul' is riianaged by tin Kngliih-  maii. ' Tho kran, or lialf rupee, is  tho smallest silvei- coin sliuck.  y*'iiiU��AA.b*AXAi&iii'\iift<,altiltakl.  ...BY MARY WCOD  7  Copyright, 1001, by Hary Wood.  April iu Yeuiee! The Italian sky  smiled down ou the rippling waters ol  the liigoon, but Marian Dane was blind  lo Its loveliness . ns she leaned back  languidly in her gondola. These mouths  of traveling bud failed to make hot  forgot. .  lt was all the fault ef the pink roses,  she told herself. Why could tliey not  keep lo their owu proper'season of  .lime? But In these lauds of summer,  In Itiily nud southern Priiuce, even during .liinuary, their fragrance, like a  Ineiitli of poison had iluudotied her interest in new scenes nud 'experiences.  And yet pink ruses had once mount  happiness to Marian. . They bnd first  eor.it> Into lier childish life lu pleasant  dreams. When she grew into a slender  slip of u'girl.owl graduated from the  Young Ladles', seminary, It was only  the frantic tiasp of bor lingers on a  bunch of roses tlmt kept her voice from  faltering over the prize essay.. .Jack  Ijuw.-on's curd was tied to tbe'loug  stems, and .fuck and she were boy and  g'.ii lovers. It bad como ribout naturally, foi"they lived side by side, with  no envious wall to bar their, twilight  iniilldouces���only a low hedge. Thoy  wore in that delicious stage when  secrecy 'seemed to add a now tie of  love���a tie thut shut out tho rest of the  world. So she wore the ring on aaib-  bon round. fcer nock and stole down to  meet her lover by the big pink rosebush.  Ah, Iiow'long ago that seemed! Afterward liud come a dreadful dny, the  <luy of the quarrel. Being their first,  they took it fur too seriously; It wns  in the 'old garden, whose charm for  one? was broken. .luck was linputu-  oust she cool and reproachful. Before  cither of them knew what had happened she had slipped the ring into his  liaitd. and be was out of sight across  tho hedge.  Site had sat there at flrst too stunned  to think, but pride came to her aid.  IlercheoUs llamed as righteous indignation grew. She planned It all out-  Jack was too impetuous and must  have a lesson, and she was quite Arm  enough''to administer It. It was a  very *proud llttlo figure tbat started  for the house, 'defiantly pulling a bunch  of pink roses out of her belt and flinging tliem Into the grass. But the nest  minute she was down on her knees,  gathering tbcm up carefully as she  whispered, Vlt was not your fault,  poor dears!"  Slowly the dnys passed by. If Jack  vvere baying a lesson, he was learning  It' In silence, ��� for no overturcs'caine  from beyond tho hedge. Her anger  was dead, and iu Its' place was tbe  growing foar that ho would never  again come to ber. In vain she had  called up all her prtdo and tried to  follow his example. Itywaa too hard  a task when be was so near.  She grew restless. She would go  abroad and 'lehve.'.'even his memory far  behind. Mr, Dane did not suspect what  was the matter with Ills motherless  girl, but If slio wanted a trip to Europe she should have It. Jack must  have known about the plan, but bo  made no sign. They sailed from New  T��rk. Among the gifts-sent to the  steamer wore no pink roBes and no  card from Jack.  Now tbe splash of oars could not  rouse hor from her bitter reverie, but  as;they turned a corner a breath of  the old fragrance brought a stab of  pain-to her heart. Tbey floated close  to a tiny garden set like un emerald  between the dark buildings, and over  Its low; wall huug a blooming spray.  At sight of the roses came renewed  longing for home. She. would fight  against it no longer. She went back  to the hotel filled with peace.'  A letter was waiting for her. As she  opened It, leisurely, she wondered what  had moved Leslie Prince to write to  her. Leslie bad been one of the belles  of the home sot, but she. and Marian  had never been particularly chummy.  The letter began effusively (Leslie  was'always effusive):  : Mjr Dearest Marian���I have n^Biirprtso for you. 1  inrengagi'tl.���And-jou can't gucbs-to-wlioiTi���to  Jjick.  The nbcet almost fell from Marian's  trembling band, but she forced herself  to read on:  It's all very midden. Iliad no.idea tliat he  eared lor me, but lie does���awfully���and insists on  belnsr married in June. Now, I want you for it  bridesmaid. Do promise dial you will eonie home  in time.    You won't have to bother much nluint  (he dress.   It will be a pinl^and white wedding.  Just white mull with pink roses.  Thero was more, but she could read  no further. "To Jack!" that is what  her bralu kept repeating. So soon���to  marry another so soon. 'Ariilthoy  wanted'her to bo a bridesmaid���It was  too'cruel���at his wedding���never! She  would stay abroad always. But as she  thought it over/through long hours of  the day and of the night, she' found  herself feverishly eager to go. Deep in  her heart there was a longing to see  him once again lief ore ho was gone  from her forever, but l his she would  iiot admit, oven tohprsolf. She Wrote  that she would accept the Invitation  with pleasure.  Tliivvvoddliig was to lie on the Sth  uf June. Tke Danes should have arrived iii New York on the-Oth, but  their steamer was delayed by stonn,  so It was not until niioii of the wedding day Hint sho found tiers't'lf walking through llie well romemlu'ri'd garden. The resca'were all.in bloom, and  as their frawince met her It seemed  Unit llie. p::ii yeai' iiiiisi be a bldeu'.-.i  dream.    But  no. It was ills  weddltli:  day, anil she was- io he ii iiiiucnUi'i..  und curry p.ni; va-un.  Uhe diVoM'd nt huir.i'. with iln> ait!  of her old nurse. Through i'iv ivi'.n'.uu  caiuu'ilio garden seems, '.'.ml slio could  even .see the pink glory of li.o old  Irysting bush. And were tki-oo lie;  somo-.of'Its rosps tlta't 'Nancy ��� offered  I'or her lialrV H!n> shivered as t>i:o pin  on the soft, clinging drejs. If it wore  only her shroud!  Tlio carriage came and In a few too  short moments she was nt the lioui-n.  Thoy wore finishing the dressing of  the bride. Leslie was indeed beautiful.  Slio Insisted ou slopping to embrace  .Marian. How poorly sho looked, and  it was a shame that the old steamer  (jail io be late. But it would be nil  right about the pioee^ion; she tiei'd  ouly follow tlio oilier girls.  I Ivory where pink loses! Thoir fragrance seemed to nl'fei't Marian liko a  narcotic, lint she drew, iiorsolf up  proudly. Sliould she show tho world  how she suil'orcdV Now camo the1 sig-  ual to start. -Mai'lntrclutched hor.roses  so tightly that the thorns cut through  hor gloves, but she walked without  a. tremor. Suddenly hor new found  self possession vanished. .Tliero,' before  her, among the tellers, was Jack Dawson. Her head swam, but she walked  on mechanically until she reached the  lauding overlooking the lower ball and  Btiw, pulo nud nervous as ever a groom  could bo, .lolin Thoriiton. - Sho understood It now. Iio vvas Jack���tbo only  .lack���to Leslie. A wave of relief, almost of happiness, surged over hor.  She never know how ' sho stood  urougU tbe ceremony. As ln a dream,  she was by bis side. He might havo  felt the trembling of the littlo figure  and her secret In her face. Perhaps lie  did, for afterward, in a lull, she found  Iiorsolf in a corner of the'porch, while  n7 dear voice was / making Impetuous  explanations and appeals.  And for answer sho hid her blushing face In her7 bunch of pink roses.  ���all were vegetarian.  The Masonic order bad its origin  these ancient brotherhoods without  doubt All the Masonic emblems of today were known to these brotherhoods,  so also their passwords.- ."["  7 ClilnCHC Matches,  Tbo mon and women employed in  the Chinese factories have long hours  ami poor pay. and they suffer much  from the sulphur fuuics. The Chinese  cure little for human life, and: almost  no precautious arc taken to lesson  risks. No foreigners are employed,  *;:d the heartless native overseers  bare full sway. There Is ono redeeming feature; however, of this Industry  ���the matchboxes nre largelyy��ade at  t be homes of the factory girls.'-.; They  go to the.factory and receive a certain amount of prepared box materials "In the flat"���that Is, tho. thin  pieces of board and 'the",sanded, and  thc Btaiupcd paper, covers which when  assembled constitute a matchbox. "At  tbeir own homes they sit down beside  a pot of paste and begin tho long diiy's  work of pasting together these parts  nud placing them in tho sun to dry.  TThen several hundred ��f theso are  completed, tbey pile them upon a  board, lay another board on top of the  stack, then: tie tiiem tightly with a  small rope and,, bundling them on  tlieir backs, trudge oil to the factory.  Thero the boxes are counted and the  number entered in a book against the  monthly settlement day.  Vegetarians; In Hlntory.  It is evident!from Arrian and Porphyry that..' vegetarian orders of men  were well known in their time and that  they were, found In India ln the time  of Alexandria. They existed in dlf-  fet'ent_orders.long_bofore tho timo of  Jesus in Egypt, SyflaTetcVTIoiuTwcre  known by the names of Gssonians, Es-  sennces, Bsyans, Coenobites nnd Fulth-  ists, etc., and those on Mount Ca'rmel,  of whom1 Elijah, the prophet,-was tho  chief rabbi, described by Pliny, wero  known ais Carmelites. Whatever the  mime, the principles wero air the same  ���A Dnil Scholar."'  The master of an elementary school  in England sent a circular to the parents of some of the pupils under his  charge stating that judicious corporal  punishment often had a beneficial effect'on. backward boys and asking if  thoy would approve of such a courso  When he considered It necessary^- Tho  following is one of tho replies he got:  Dor sir I hav reseved ur flogclng slrkler  and u hav My sunkshen too wolup My  sun Jhon ass much ass u Ilk t no Jhoil Is  a vary bnd skolar his spaleng ls slmpcly  ntroshes r hav trltl to tech him -Mysllf  but he wil not lcrn nothing so I hop u  will bet lt lntow him as much ass u k.in.  Urs truloy,  P. S.���the resin Jhon Is slch a bad skater  ls bekas ho ls My sun by My wits first  husbend.  Tho Bian nnd Ills Sneeze.  Oiico upon n time n mau nflllcted with  annual attacks of hay feverwas walking in tho city with a friend.  "This Is about the time- whoumy  trouble should begin," he' said. "A  wisp of hay or the down of a peach  would now start me and send me to  tho mountains for relief.'  Just then a grass widow passed him,  ind the man sneezed most vociferously.  "You are indeed sensitive," said his  friend.  Moral.���There nro, things that should  be snoozed at.���New York Herald.  ''An Obedient Tiger.'  "How entire," remarks the London  Globe, "Is the'confldeuce' of the native  Indian In the government may be gathered from tiie following anecdote,  which comes from Lahore: A tiger  had escaped from the zoological gardens, and Its keeper, hoping to lure it  back, followed It. When all other Inducements had fulled, he lifted up! his  voice arid solemnly adjured It in the  name of the British': government, to  which it belonged, to comeback to Its  cage. Tho tiger, It la needless to add,  obeyed at once."  Thnt  Wns Another Question.  Pa ifrom upper landing to' daughter  entertaining her "steady" iu the parlor)  -Gladys;What timels It?  Gladys���I dun't know, pa. Our clock  Isn't going.  ra���Iiow about George?       . ���  Oiih .Mini  In  li,. .-uvimI.  " "I havo determined," said the  sweot young thing, "to devoto myself to the cause of temperance."  "In what way?"  "Well," sho answered, "recently  published statistics show that there  is less dissipation among married  men than single men."   A CIhiIl-.. ..r Kvlln.  A certain Oxford undergraduate  was found ono evening by liis "Head"  smoking on forbidden ground, in the  ilitadrunglo of the college.  "Ho you mcaii to sot me at defiance, sir," shouted the doctor. "Or  are you lost to nil sense of decency?  Answer, nt Once!"  The undergraduate hesitated. To  acknowledge thc former would moan  being "sent down," the latter���well,  it was tho better fault of the two.  "T am lost to all sense of decency,  sir," ho replied humbly.  Tliis afterwards became,ono of the  .doctor's pot, stories.  Pnre Foxl-  ncii.  M.cJlggor:-  Tour friend  Klose ls making plenty of  money theBe  days.  Thingtimbob-  That's strange,  i saw him: yesterday, and he  looked rather  seedy and discontented.  McJlggor���  That's his fox-  Iiipss. He is  afraldtospruco  up for fear  somo one will  want tomorrow  from him.���  Philadelphia  Press.  A   Man   lo  Envy.  Smyth���Wyl-  _k y n s-has a  pretty good  wife, hasn't  he?  Drown.���Yes.  Why, she even  lets blm smoko  iu thc parlor.  What Thent  Vi  ass u k.in. i  Ll  Miss Wrinkles-No;  I never expect to mar  ry.  Belle���But what If  some one should propose?  If Ton Have These Symptoms Your Nerves Are Weak and Exhausted���You Can Get  Well by Using Dr. Chase's Nerve Food.  Nervous diseases aro littlo understood. They havo long been enshrouded in moro or less mystery by tho  metfteal profession. Many who are fast falling victims of nervous prostration', paralysis or locomotor atax-  ia think that thoy aro merely not very well, and vvill soon bo around agaln--4so insidious is tlio approach of  nervous diseases and nervous collapse.  Study theeo symptoms. They aro for your guidance. You mayWot havo-them all, but If you havo, any  of thom your nervous system is not up to tho mark,and a littlo extra expenditure of nervo forco may bring  tho dreadful downfall. > .'. ,  Intolerance of motion,t noise andlight; twitching of the muscles of tho-faco and eyelids; fatiguing' sleep,  sudden stortings and jerklrigs of tho limbs; dizziness and flashes of light beforo tho eyes; Irritability and restlessness in every part of tho body ; headache, indigestion, feelings of weariness and depression, and loss . of  Interest in the affairs of lifo.      '  So long as the daily expenditure of nerve force is greater than tho.daily income, physical bankruptcy . is  certain to result sooner or later. Nerve force must be increased, and this'can best bo accomplished by the  uso of Dr. Chase's Nervo Food, becauso it contains in concentrated form the very elements of naturo which  go directly to' form nervous energy. "Nervous diseases do not right themselves. Thoy "come on gradually and  nerve force feecraies exhausted, and can only be cured when the nerve force is restored. iv   , .'���  No treatment Ior nervous diseases has ovcr received such universal endorsement by both physicians , and  peoplo as has Dr. Chase's Nerve Food. ^ -  In tho press of Canada you will find hundreds of earnest letters'telling of the wonderful benefits derived  from Dr. Chase's Nerve Food.   50c a box, 6 boxes for $2.50, at all dealers or Bdmanson, Bates & Co., To- '  I rento.  r  .   \- #  HONEST ABE, U. S. M.  HE ACTS AS A GO BETWEEN IN ANOTHER STRANGE LOVE AFFAIR.  ii  Tell* IIofT t'nclc Joe Fuller Fell In  Love With Willow llotxrord null  Hon- He Cnnie to Full Out Afcnln  After Henrlng; of Her Allmoucx.  [Copyrlsht. 1002. by C. B Lewis.)  'IIEN I got along to Di.clo  Joo Fuller's the other day,  he Insisted that I come In  foru glass if hot cider with  nutmeg grated In It. and as I sat drinking it ho said:  "Look hero, Abe, I want you to do  sometliln' for uie���sonielliln' that I  shan't never forget to my ilyin' day.  "I'll do It if I cun." I says.  "I kuowed you would���I knowed It.  I want to marry the Widdcr Roisford,  nnd I want your help to do It. I know  you are a big mnn, Abe, nnd that you  represent thc constitution and the  American eagle and that you aro not  allowed to mix up with love affairs,  but you can help iuo out and not hurt  nobody nor nothin'. All 1 wnnt you  to do is jest to speak a few words in a  careless way. Jest as If you was talk in'  about the crops or tho weather. They  won't bust up these United States, and  thoy will do me a heap of good."  "What shall I say. Uncle Joe?"  "I've got.it all planned out. You  know old Schomerhorn. of course?  Waal, he's sblnln' up to the widdcr  "I   WANT  TO   MAHHT TIIE W1DDER  HOTS-  FOltD."  end tryin' to make out that he's some  pumpkins. Tho first thing for yon to  do is to drop a few words nbout hlni.  You needn't mention his name, but jest  say you hope the widder won't be foolish enough to throw herself away on  no lop shouldered,' knee sprung critter  who would look to be seventy years  old if he didn't dye his hair. Ills hair  dye costs'$12 a year, Abe, aud ho  hasn't got but seven teeth in bis head.  Jest imagine him nnd the widder goin'  to Niagary Falls on a bridle tower!"  "And what else?" I asked.  . "Your words will sot the widder to  thiukln', Abe, and then you can carelessly reply:  " 'Now, there's a man who'd make a  mighty good husbnnd for any woman  in the land. .He hasn't got a stingy  hair iri his hciid, and if his wife wanted a new pair of shoos she wouldn't  have to ask twice for 'cm.- He's lovln'  and affectionate, even to his hogs, aud  he'd jest enjoy taki'ri' his wifo to the  circus and county fair. I don't s'pose  you'll ever marry agin, widder, but If  you do I'm wlshin' you'll git a man  like that."'  "And Is that all?" I asked of Uncle  Joe. ,  "That's accordln'," he replied. "If  the widder says sbo wouldn't marry  nie If I was the last man ou alrth. you  can laugh and turn thc talk to eggs,  which Is now 24 cents n dozen and  Btlll goin' up; but, if she,blushes and  giggles and stands nround ou one foot,  pile on some more. Tell her I'm goin'  to have tho biggest and best windmill  in this country next spring; tell her i  haven't bought a bottle of liver medicine in twenty-five years; tell her, I've  , ordered a new Ingrain carpet and six  new cane seat chairs for the parlor  and that I'm jest the man that would  put up a red hammock under the cherry tree for his bride to swing lu. Pllo  It on thick. Abe' and don't skip nothin'. You can work the widder up to  such a_pltch that she'll throw old  Schemerhornover the fence and welcome me with open arms, and if you'll  do it yon'won't have to buy no moro  taters as long as you live."   Ltold-hIm_I_would_see_what I could,  do, and bo made me drink another  glass to keep thc chilblains off and followed me down to the gate to say; -  "Go, strong, Abe, on. sprung" knees  and lop shoulders to hit old' Schemer-  horn nnd then go strong on affectionate  dispositions and red hammocks 'to hit  mo. I'll show up down there tomor-  rer night, and I'll expect to find the  .widder waltlri* for me at tho gate."  I jogged along, and when 1 reached  the Widow Botsford's I ran in to deliver two letters and a newspaper. Sho  brought mc a glass of milk anil a plcco  of pumpkin pie, and as I ate and drank  1 observed:  "I'm  told,   widow,  that  Uncle Joe  Fuller. Is thinking of getting married  again?"  "Yes?" she replied.  "Pretty good man, thoy say?"  "Yes?" ������������<':' ���      ,    v  "He'd doto on a socond wifo and  make a pet of ber,"     ,  "YesT",;.;  "All'stie'd-have to do would be to  swing' In a hammock and eat gum-  drops. I. Why don't you set your cap  for lilm, widow?"  "Mc? .��� Why,' I've-been engaged- to  Mr. Sebemcrhorn' for the last two  months, and If I wasu't I .wouldn't be  trying to catch an old"'fool who turns  ln his toes when he walks."  The- nest 'day,'.' hs >I -.reached Uncle  Joe's on my route, I found lilm .waiting Rt the gate, .lie was looking pale  faced and serious,' and there was a  quaver In his voice as be said:  "Abo. come Into the barn with mt  I've got sometl.Ii,' to tell   ^ jQR CRQF00T, tt. P.  will you?  you."  I followed him into the barn, and he  led me into the granary and shut the  door nnd pointed to a rope hanging  from a beam.,  "What Is It?" 1 asked.  "Suicide!" he whhipered.  "What for?"  "Because the Widder Botsford has  llirowcd me over for old Seheniorlioni.  Went down to seo her last nlghl. and  she talked plumb strafght from the  shoulder. Abe. I'm a broken hearted  man, and 1 shall l.o a dead man when  you pass horo tomorror. I called you  In lo bid you goodby.';  It was delaying the United States  mall, but I spent lll'teen mlnulcs wrestling with Uncle Jce. I told hlui 1 !njd  hoard tlmt the Widow Ilotsford was  blind in one eye, deaf In one ear and  had a twisted log. 1 told hlni she was  extravagant, quick tempered and  wasteful. I hinted -that ono of hor,  lungs was gone and that bhe luul chilblains in winter and bolls all summer,  and that a woman who could lovo a  lop shouldered, knee hprung man  would drive any oilier sort of husband  to drink.  "Gosh, but yon don't say so!" exclaimed Uncle Joe as I finished. "Then  down comes this rope, out I go to  mondin' fwicos, aril whon I meet old  Scheinerhorri and His bride rldlii' along  I'll thank honveii lhat I didn't make a  fool of myself. I'm goin' to Iho ou,  Abe, live right on. niul marry somo  girl of eighteen and tako hor by old  Schcincrhorn's and call out, 'How's  ollndness and deafness and lop shoulders and chilblains and extravagance  and boils���and ha! Jin! ha!'"  M. Quad.  THE FAMOUS OLD  SKINFLINT"-STILL  IN THE GAME OF BUNKOISM.  A Better Thlncr.  "I was In Manila for sixteen months;"  said the returned soldier, "and during  all that time I never mot with but one  native whoso veracity could not bo  questioned, lie was a sort of servant  for tliree or four of us, and one day I  missed a dollar and asked lilm if lie  hadn't stolon It."  " 'I have, senor,'- was his prompt reply.  " 'And you are a thief?'  '  " 'I am.' ���'  " 'But why didn't you lie nbout It?' 1  asked.  ",'Ob, because It Is greater to bo a  thief than a liar!' he replied as ho cocked his hat on his car and went strutting around."  Nol Eiinnl to It.  "What's" your order, sir?" asked the  waiter.  "Cli-ch-ch-chcese s-s-s-sandvvitii nnd  a c-c-c-ctip of c-c-c-coffeo," said the  stuttering customer.  "Anything else?"  "Y-y-y-yos.   A-a-a-a-ask me."  "Apple pie?" ,  "N-n-n-no."  "Lemon cream pie?"  "N-n-n-no."  "Custard pic?" -  "N-n-n-no."  "Pumpkin pie?"  "Y-y-y-yos, th-th-that's wh-what I  w-w-wantpd, b-b-b-btit I knew I never  could s-s-say it in tho w-w-w-w-wond."  ���Chicago Tribune. ;  Still He Wusn't Sntlsfieil.  "Can you give no hope?" he asked  disconsolately.  The tender hoartod girl .was truly  sorry for lilm.  "Oh. yes," she replied cheerily, "I  can give you lots of hope if you'll promise not to expect to have your hopes  realized."���Chicago Post.    '  llln Former Landlady Pny�� Him a  Visit For nn Unpaid Board Dill, and  the Major. n�� Uminl. Gets Himself  Out of n Very Tlaht Hole.  (Copyright, 1302, by C. B. Lewis.]  HEN Major Crofoot climbed  the stairs to his olllce tho  other morning, he thought  the coast wbb clear, but  he had scarcely removed his overcoat  whon tho room wns Invaded b.v a woman who had been lurking In a doorway  and awaiting his arrival. She was a  larj;e woman with lllnty eyes and a determined jaw, and thero was a rattle  like pouuded glass ln her voice as she  said:  "You have given mo a long hunt, but  I havo found yon nt last!"  "What? Who? Can this be my dear  old landlady, Mrs. Perkins?" exclaimed  the major ns lie worked up a smile nnd  extended his hand.  "Yes, I am Mrs. Perkins,'your dear  old landlady, and I have boon trying  to locate you for tho last six weeks.  Tho deadbcat who gets away from me  has got to lly."  "Yes. it is Mrs. Perkins, the same  good notured, kind hearted Mrs. Per-  "Prnctlcnl" Superstition.  Guest From the City (dining with tho  Isolates)���Are you���er���delicate about  having thirteen at tho table?. '  Mr. Isolate (of Lonclyville. gasping)���  Delicate? Heavens, yes! If vve invited more than two or three guests to  dinner at one time, we'd lose our cook!  ���Puck.  Native Ability.  "Riches cannot accomplish everything," said the philosopher.  "That's right," answered Senator Sorghum. "It,isn't necessarily the man  with the most money who manages to  progress. It's the one who knows how  to spend It."���Washington Star,'      ,  nt* Custom. .7  Uncle Bob���Say, does the baby always holler like that till he gets what  he_wants V_ i_^ -^_   Papa���Yes, and.then he generally hollers for something else.���Brooklyn Life.  "I SHALL BE SATISFIED WITH MT $27."  kins, and 1 can't toll you how rejoiced  I am to seo you. When the report  reached me that you had died of pneumonia"���  "Don't lie to me. sir!"  "When the sad roport reached me,  Mrs. Perkins, I leaned against the wall  and shed ���tears���,\es, 1 wept that a noble soul hud been called from earth  away."  "Why didn't you lean against your  own eheok and weep?" she sarcastically queried.  "But tlio report has proved to be  without foundation, and I cannot tell  you bow rejoiced I am. I shall not  have to deal with your heirs in paying  the debt I owe you. but I can place the  money in your ovvn bauds. In banding  over the greenbacks. I can at tlie same  time announce my feelings of gratitude. When every other person in this  world had lost conlideuce in my financial Integrity"���  - "I was fool enough to let you get  Into my debt to tlio tune of $271" she  finished.  The major never lost1 his smile���in  fact, It spread clear back to his cars  and grew more waxy and melting as  be said:  ���"your kindness and confidence gave  me new courage and ambition, and I  can never be grateful enough to you.  Yes, I owed you $27 when I left your  house to plunge Into tbe mad whirl of  speculation, and now I am ready to  repay it a hundredfold���aye, a thousand. Major Crofoot never goes back  on one who has trusted In him."  "You'll hnve to fork over right here  and now!" said Mrs. Perkins as she sat  down. "You may beat other folks, but  you'll have a hard time beating me.  You might as well stop your lying and  hand over."  "How good lt was of you to feed and  lodge me when I had nowhere to turn!"  exclaimed the major as his eyes filled  with tears. "You knew I had no money, but It made no difference to you.  With the true bnnd of charity you cast  your bread upon tho waters, and now  you shall see It return. I .will send you  awny from tills oflice a rich woman."  "I-shall be satisfied with my $27."  _'Wc_will_pass that for a brief mo-  Confidential.  Used  to  It.  Lady ���How  long hnvo you  been wearing  wire nails us a  substitute for  suspender buttons?   '  Tramp��� Four  years of married life and  two years of  tramp life,  mum. ��� Chicago News.  lie  Are  really  gaged  She,  lll'CTH  cm.  (cautiously)���,  your   affections  nud-truly en-  , -   .��� ���. ,   -.  . .  .itfrankly)��� ,Nbt  in lly.     But   I  , Was     About  " Doc.  Tho Patient  (a spinster)���Ih  it really true  that marriages '  are made In  heaven?     *    ���  The Doctor���  Yos; I believe  so.  Tho Patient  (reslgn'pdly)-  Oh. 'theii,' doctor, yo.il" need  not cnll agalul  ment until I tell you what Is In store  for you. You know what cucumbers  are, of course. They are an esculent  that has done more than you dream of  to build up this American nation. They  have given heart to patriots, wisdom to  statesmen nnd, acumen to financiers.  The American eagle should never be  depleted without a cucumber ln his  mouth."  "My $271" said Mrs. Perkins as ho  pausod.  "Rut not to weary you. my dear  landlady," he went on as lie walked to  and fro, "I will announce nt onco thiu  I have .cornered tlio cucumber crop of  11102, Every cucumber grown next  year in the United States will pass Into my hands. 1 shall of courso resell  to the public, but at an advance. 1  'figure on a crop of 200,000.000 cucumbers nud on a profit of 3 ceats each.  It isn't a South African gold mine, but  a tidy little stun nevertheless. If I can  got a corner on horseradish at the  same,time, Lean add a million dollars to tho profits. What do you think  of the Idea?"  In reply Mrs. Perkins crooked her  .finger to signify that she wanted to  Handle tlmt'S27'j     '   '  "And as a reward, for your confidence In my financial Integrity I shall  present you with a block of stock rep-  respnting ' $100,000.'' ' Your dividends  ,wlll not fall short of S20.000 and may  go to S,'0,000..,T1k' world is full of in-  ���gratitude, my dear woman, as you  must know from bitter experience, but.  vouVlmve at least met one mnn with a  conscience. Let us congratuim eacn  other."  "I don't want any more talk," she  said as sho rose up. "I came hero to  collect the money duo me, and I want  to know what you are going to do  about it."  "My dear woman, do I understand  that yon refuse to accept ?2."i,000 for  t'27':" asked tho major In astonishment  "You do!"  "And that you have uo confidence ln  my integrity?"  "Not n bit!"  "It hurts and grieves inc. and I also  feci lii.i.iiiiniod. I want to prove my  ���"������IUndo, lint vou won't permit me.  vvnon  i  was struggling against the  cold nnd cruel world"���  "That will do. major! All that struggling jou did was to bent mc out of  $27.   Hnnd over!"  "Vory well, madam," replied tho  schemer as he sat down to his desk.  "Tho day may conn*��� ' But never mind.  I will write you a check for tho  amount. I will take It up stairs to the  photographer and corn doctor to get  ti.iir liiiloi-MMuonls.   Thoro it is."  "Yes." she said as she looked at it.  "And I will go now. It Is needless  lo repeat that 1 inn hurt and grieved,  r.nd I can only hope that you will do  iuo Justice later ou. Just a moment,  madam."  i'!:!s was at 0 o'clock In tho morning. Wlien noon came. Mrs. Perkins  vvas still waiting. She was waiting at  !! o'clock and at 0. At 7 she tipped  over the major's desk, wrenched the  wooden door olf his safe nud upset the  drills and thru ."tail ed solemnly and  fadly out into the night. The major  was still ahead of the game.  M. Quad.  It Maize* a difference.  "You're a gambler." she said severely. "Hotting on the market is uo more  than gambling, ami you ought to he  ashamed of yourself. Why don't you  stick to your regular business?"  "You didn't s.iy that last week when  I gave you part of my winnings to get  a now hat," ho protested.  "Of course not," she replied, "becauso last week you won."���Chicago  Post.  He Knew.  Harriet���Thoy have sighted a whale  off to the leeward.  Ilenped;���1 bet it is n female.  Harriet���Why do you think so?  Ilenpi'ck���liecnm-e I heard thorn say,  "There she Licws!"���Chicago News.  Fair   Division.  "Dickie, when you divl/i'd those five  caramels with your little sister, did  you give her throe?"  "No, inn. I thought tliey wouldn't  come out even, so I ate one 'fore I began to divide."���What to Eat.  Like Them All.  "This year will be the greatest in our  history."  i   "How do you know?"  "Well, why shouldn't it be? Every  other year has been."���Indianapolis  News.'  THE C. 0. D. MAN.  HOW HE WORKED HIS QUEER SYSTEM  IN  A SM^LL TOWN  IN  IOWA.  Takes tlie Plnce of a Bolnted Tem-  jierimce Lecturer, mid His Stlrrlnv  Addrefci Set Ills Listeners Into a  Willi Pitch  of Uiitliuslniini.  (Copyright, 1502, by C. B. Lewis.]  S n dilapidated gentleman,"  said tho "tourist" as hu leaned back In his chair in the  otilce of n ten cent lodging  house���"as a dilapidated gentleman 1  reached a small town In Iowa one  evening to find things very much upset  A temperance lecturer who had boon  billed to deliver an address before a  society had missed the train nnd telegraphed that he could nol get there.  This news wns told mc by a hostler at  the hotel barns, who had kindly given  mo a bite to eat and was going to furnish me a bed on the hay, nnd I weut  around to see the president of the society.   When I told him I might take  my  Safe  Ice.  Scared Amateur���Is tho ice safe,  dear child?  ��� Dear Child���Oh, yes. de Ice is safe  all tight, but I don't know wedder  you'll be or not.���New York Journal.  Accounted For.  "I don't talk very woll, but I think of  lots of bright things sometimes." '  "That shows you have a good mem.  ory anyhow."���Indianapolis News.  More Than On*.  Henrlques���I hear that a storlt visited your house last night.  Newlyblessed (tragically) ��� Storks!���  Puck.  Business Tiote.  "Mr. M. Bczzler. after a little crooked  work, has succeeded  In balancing his  books." ��� New York  World.  Winter "Work.  "I am busy  these days,"  said the fool  killer.  "That bo?"  asked the caller.  "Yes. indeed.  Now that people have stopped going over  the falls In a  barrel I must  attend to thoso  who skate  around_?Dan-  ger!" signs." ���  Chicago News.  The F<.r��etfal  ,  Man.  "I once started to take lessons ln memory training."  "What made  you givo it  up?"  "Couldn't remember to attend tlie lessons." ��� Washington Star.  She Tnrned Me Down,  She turned mo down.  A little Ice left out to melt,  A penny plugged, to how I felt  ,   Aro largo nml griind und mighty, too,  I wanted so to fudo from view.  i        She turned mo down.  A ragamuffin passed that way,  Dirty, ill clad and rough.   But, say.  To me ho seemed a king just then.  And I tho meanest of his men.  She turned me down.  I asked her ir she hnd a grudge:  Briefly she answered mc: "Oh, fudge!  *Tou men think nil you've got to do  Is just to smile and we'll smile too."  i  Sho turned mo down  ��� Favor Is not alono In wealth.  In looks. In name. In fume, in health. ,  You  think  she'll   smile.    You   got   a  frown. '  Tou think you're "IL"   Sho turns you  down.  ���Detroit Fres Press.  x  rilOST-SSOI! TOSH.  thc lecturer's place and entertain an  audience for a couple, of hours, he grew  wrathy at what he "called my cheek  nnd drove me off his doorstep, but before I had reached the gate he called  me back and asked:  " 'How long have you been on. tho  tramp?'  " 'I havo never tramped at all,', I replied. 'As a dilapidated gentleman,  studying human nature, however, I  havo covered about 20,000 miles of railroad track and country highways.'  " 'And you can get up and talk to an  audience on the subject of temperance?'  " 'If I had a decent suit of clothes to  replace those.'  " 'It might do,' ho mused. 'Thore'd  be a novelty about lt anyhow, and the  society wouldn't bo entirely disappointed. Did you ever deliver a temperance  lecture before?'  "'Not strictly a temperance lecture,  but I've delivered addresses on several  subjects and got through very fairly.'  " 'You 'don't look like a joker,* ho  said as he gave me a looking over.  " 'I haven't smiled for Ave years,' I  answered him.    '  "Ho studied the case for awhile and  then made up his fniud and said:  " 'I'll give you a show. Take this  money nnd go and get a shave, and  when you come back I'll lend you a suit  of clothes. If you make n fool of the  thing, we'll run you into jail, but if  you make a fairly decent address I'll  put a five dollar bill in your hand.'  "In three-quarters of an hour I was  ���eady to go with him to the hall. He  turned out to bo something of a joker  himself. I was Introduced to an audience of 400 people ns Professor Tosh,  who was going to take the place of  Professor Guild, and I could find no  fault with my reception. I suppose I  have listened to a score of temperance  lectures in my life and have read more  or less of the evils of drink���as who  has not?���and I didn't have to work  my head very much. The-people had  come there to hear of the debasing inlluence of liquor and tho virtues of  cold water, and all I had to do was to  fill thc order and make a change. I  had had half an hour to arrange things  tn alphabetical order, and I started off  with a little story of a wounded soldier listening to the lnpping and gurgling of a brook he could not reach as  he suffered the tortures of thirst I  had most of the women crying before  that soldier yielded up his life for the  want of a llttlo bit of the barrels of  water-goIng~to~wnste-a~fow-yards  away, and the rest was dead easy. If  you can onco get an audience to weeping or laughing, you nre on the road to  success. When I had killed my soldier off in good shape, I presented tho  picture of a sweet faced little girl tripping into a saloon with a growler to  got beer for lier father, who sat in his  (.���arret homo .veiling at the hungry baby  nud blasting thc eyes of his weeping  wife. There wns more weeping among  thc women, and one young man got so  excited that ho rose up and went out  to punch a saloon keeper's bond. Of  course 1 had the little girl spill (he  beer In returning home, and of course  her besotted aud indignant father  threw her down stairs and broke her  neck. It wns a climax that brought  every one to his feot with a demand  tlmt oven ginger beer should no longer  roar Its hydra head In America.' ���  "Teinperanco statistics, are easy,"  continued the C. O. D. man as he fixed  his eyes on a tramp who sat at a table  In the corner and had just ordered a  glass of beer. "The amount of cold  water at our disposal in this country  is 1,000 gallons a day for every man,  woman and child in it, with barrels  and barrels left over for domestic animals and to run Niagara falls lu proper shape. XV,c all know that, and no-  hody care's to dispute it. The amount  if intoxicating drink passed over tho  'bar is about a pint apiece daily, which  gives every,old soaker ten or twelve  pints, nnd tho money expended amounts  ��o $700,000,000 a year. ' Aside from  these figures, drink is responsible tor  600,000 crimes every twelve months,  causes the death of half a million children and does nunc general barm than  4,"i00 churches can offset. I gave tbcm  the whole thing right down to the lust  gill of whisky and the lust red cent  and then wound up witli a pr: oration  that started cascades i/f ice col! water  leaping down every hill In America.  Thc lectino was a success. A dozen  chairs were upset and three or four  window.* broken as thc audience surged forward to lnig nip, and tho president crowded $10 Into my hand and  whispered Into my car:  '"Say, now. old tramp. I couldn't  nave done much better than that myself! You Just keep that suit of clothes  and say nothing to nobody.'  "Yos, It wilf a success." sight's tho  dilapidated gentleman, "but the roso  had ils thorn. A widow with $110,000  behind hor. whoso lamented husband  had Inoken his nock while drunk nnd  trying to break hers, was so carried  away by my remarks that slio fell ln  love with nie and offered mo her hand,  heart and cash. I went bo far as to  press her hand and promise to give tho  matter my earliest and most earnest  attention, but it had to end there. I  didn'i oven dare to accept au Invitation  to dinner, and while she wni driving  around next day .to unearth 'Professor  Tosh' I was hoofing tlio highways at  the rate ot six miles an lion.-. Splcn-  dldVopportunlty for a man who wanted  to settle down and become mayor of  the town, but I had to throw it over.  As a dilapidated gentleman I couldn't  givo up the road and that fooling 'ot  unrestrained libcity that comes to a  man vvho has a straw stack all to himself as night settles down over tho  United States and Canada."  M. Quad.  FooN Hush In.  Charles���Say, didn't you know you  trod on that lady's gown? Why didn't  you apologize?  William���I dldif't want her to know  It was I. She might have smiled sweetly and havo said. "Don't mention it!"  or something of that kind, but sho  would have felt like stabbing me  through the heart, and, what is more,  sho never would have forgotten nor  forgiven.���Boston Transcript.  you  Ills   Money's   Worth.  "Well, Uncle Joseph, how did  like the violin solo?"  "Didn't keer for It much."  "Perhaps you llkrd orchestra muslo  better."  "Yes; glvo mo a hull baud. 1 don't  want my mu=sic retail; I wants it  wholesale."���Yonkers Statesman.  Some  Connotation.  "Ah," sighed the young widow, "no  otlier inan can ever till poor John's  placo. I loved him from the bottom of  iny heart!"  "Of course," rejoined the sympathetic  friend, "but you know there is always  room at the top."���Chicago News.  A Later Disclosure.  She���Told me he could live on bread  and cheese nnd kisses. 0  Friend���What then?  She���I found out that he expected  papa to furnish thc bread and.cheese.������  Argonaut.  Willi Tbnnlcs, of Course.'  "I sent a poem complimentary to tho-  editor of ono of tho bost magazines."  "With what result?"  "ne returned the compliment"���Philadelphia Bulletin.  A Child  Mother's Ancnry.  When a child refuses to "take" to  any one, its mother thinks it pretty  good evidence tliat the person is guilty  of somo enormous crime.���Atchison  Globe.  Broken Off.  O'Grndy ���Did ye  hear about Moike Inst  night down t1 the pond  tryin' t' trade bosses  on tho ice.  O'Brady���I did not.  How'd he come out?  O'Grady-Oh. the  deal fell through. ���  Chicago News.  Dcllclitfnl.  Mrs. Koecroft  ��� Your little  boy seems perfectly delighted with tbe  printing press  Santa Clans  brought him.  Mrs. Chatter-  ton (resignedly)  ���Yes; he has  discovered ho  can get dirtier  playing with it  _than_with_a_ny-_  present he ever  had.���Puck.  A Good Excuse  First Deaf  Mute���You get  twisted in your  talk.  Socond Deaf  Mule - That's  boi'tiusctny lin-  eors arc crooked.���Judge.  The  Lost   Hnll.  Standing one day on the golf links, ���  I wns wenry and ill nt ouso,  And I buffed nnd fouled Idly  Ovcr tho whins und ices.  I know not whnt 1 was dreaming  Or where I vvas rubbering Un n. < ''  VJut I BWlped thnt ball of n sudden  Wllh the force of luoscore men.  It sped through tho crimson twilight  Like a shot from n ten Inch gun.  And It passed fiom my fevered virion  To the realm of thc vanished bun;  It clmssoeil over the bunker,  It enromed hazard nnd bill;  it went like n tiling Infernal.  I suppose lt ls going still.  It shied each perplexing slymlo  With infinite nerve and.ense  And bored right on through1 tlioinndscap"!  As If lt werc.lo.ith lo cense.  I have sought���but'T seel: It" vainly���  That ball of the strenuous, pacej. v.  That went from the nolo of my niblick  ��� And entered Into Bpace. ' "  It'may be some bloomlr.g'caddle  Can sooner or late explain;  It maybe that only In heaven :,  I shall And that ball again.  ���Smart *3et  , i  ]ii-y THE INDEPENDENT.  SATUHDAY  ..MAY 311902-  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISHED    "WEEKLY  IN  THE INTERESTS OK THE MASSES  BV  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  BASEMENT      OP      FLACK     BLOCK,  HASTINGS STItEET,   VANCOUVER, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTIONS IN ADVANCE.  A .week,'5 cents; month, IS conts; three  mouths, .33 coins; six months, 03 cuius;  one yeur, sva.  ENDORSED RY TUB TRADES AND  LABOR COUNCIL, THK VANCOUVER 1M130R TARTY AND TUE  BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL.  <jiiioij{4r.l lLAbr.C>  The Independent can always be had  at Galloway's book store, arcade.  SATUUDAY   MAY ."il I'.iOi'.  THIS FEItXIE DISASTER.  "Thoug.li wo must all die," ns the woman of Tekoa. once .said, "nnd nre as  water spilt upon the ground which  cannot .be gathered up," yet it i.s im-  .possiblo to contemplate the rapid extinction of so many valuable livjs  without alarm. To perish in a moment,  to be hurried instantaneously, without  preparation and without warning into  eternity, luu> something in it inexpressibly awful and affecting. "We have  learnt since vve last went to press it  may be reasonably estimated that  about six score of stalwart men have  fallen a sacrifice to Uie greed of capitalism in thc terrible mine clisii.itor at  'Fernie lest Thursday night. Those humane, of the same nature, hopes and  amlbitions, and as fondly attached to  life as ourselves, have without a moment's notice been swept into the  grave. And e.uh ot whose passing  away has FoaroJ the he'irt of a sweetheart, a wife, n parent, n .'.ister or  brother How ninny of these tcrribl?  scenes of wringing distress have occurred during the pasL few years in  this province? The statement that  there has ibeen a large number goer,  unchallenged. In our coal milling centres, perhaps, there is not a family  that does not mourn for a lost member. But to confine our attention to  the number of the dead would give lii  but a very hazy idea, indeed, of tho  dangerous and hazardous occupation  of mining. Tho cause of this Inst catastrophe is in dispute. Some hold that  the accident was duo to an explosion of  coal dust from mining machinery. And  from the fact that a government inspector reported a few days berare that  the mine was safe, the immediate cause  of the explosion becomes a mystery.  A former manager savx, however, that  the mine owners, in order to curtail  expenses, installed machines that  should not have been used In that particular mine. Coal is indeed the indisputable food of all industry. It is a  primary^niatcrlal, by whose aid we  engender force and o'otain power sufficient for any purpose that lias yet  Ibeen imagined. Then with this fact in,  view why will not our legislators tuin  ifor a moment to protect the workers of  this industry iby making mine citastro-  phies practically impossible, despite the  ���protests of capitalism. Human life  aniust not be sacrificed for the sake of  foreign capital. Better a thousand  ��� times our mines decay than that they  be gaping tombs for the poor fellows  who imist toil in them for a scant livelihood. The government must have a  thorough investigation and att accordingly in order to satisfy the masses of  'British Columbia.  A VOTE COMI3INE.  Government votes are at a premium  ithese days in the Provincial legislature.  ���In order to keep Mr. Price Ellison, M.  P. P., in line the government proposes  ito gfve another nice little railway subsidy of $5,000 a mile 'to the proposed  (Midway and Vernon railway over a  course esttlmated at 132 mile's. This  amount Is only S76tt,000, which .Is rather too steep for even Mr. Price Ellison. We really don't think he's worth  that much.  ���Mr. Clifford's vote has also Its price,  'but It Is not quite so steep as Ellison's.  Mr. Clifford has only held .up the government for $5,000 u. mile for the Kltl-  tni't-Hazelton railway ovcr a length ot  nljout 135 miles. This is rather less  than $700,000 in round figures, but  .should be quite sufficient for a Casslar  man's vote.  The campaign fund should surely be  a whopper this year. The very creeks  should run with (Walker's Old Club at  next election.  ,   [MAKES A.TiT. ,THH DIFFBRENCB.  Whilst the province has since 1885  rented millioas oif dollars in. money and  more in land and ccal values to railway bonna lnarters, tt haa been eco  nomical in tfhe extreme in relieving  those left destitute toy colliery explosions. Thus Mr. Garden asked the  question In the bouse the otlier day  and ascertained that up to the pv.-sent  Crow's Nest catastrophe, towards relief in connection with which $10,000  have to be given by the province, only  $0,0W have been granted for like charitable .purposes, $.100 were given in 1SS5  and $5,500 in 1SSS, in relict" of destitution caused "by the Nanaimo district  colliery accidents. Nothng since up to  the present date has been given. So,  considering the large and Increasing  revenue which the province is getting  from coal royalties, tt cannot be said  that even lihe present $10,000 grant la  exorbitant. In future a provision  should bo made th.it a certain percentage of Uie iiiovlnii.il coal levonuo  should ^0 tonnids a permanent colliery accident relief fund, as apa>'t  from big disasters there are fiom 15  to 20 men killed and considerably more  injuied every year in the mines. Half  a cent a ton of the royalty would provide an ample fund If supplemented to  a reasonable extent by miners' contributions. And the fund tints raised and  Invested could be administered fo'-  widows' pensions, etc., by a provincial  board appointed for that purpose. Can't  somebody hold the government up tor  this much, as it is certainly in a better cause than some of the other recent  hold-ups.  The  government  should    go    home.  They make us sick.  Mr. Curtis' trades union .bill has been  knocked out by the house, and Mr.  Martin's put through its second reading.     *  Since thc "card system" has been observed in the city, it is quite noticeable  that several Japanese carpenters have  b��en doing small jobs in the city, particularly in the east end in the vicinity of Powell street.  AVondor if Mr. Cotton held his own  without gloves during his visit to the  house at Victoria, the otllier day. His  most recent ferocious headlines in his  Hansard up-to-date of the house proceedings in the News-Advertiser have  roused lthe boodle brigade to fr��>nzy.  Such classical expressions a.s "The In-  capaibles," "Our Speechless Premier,"  etc., are fair samples of Cotton's onslaughts.  .The scrap the other day in the legislature between the hon. the premier  and our own captain must have been  nil right, for the premier came out second best. "Prof." Poster might be returned for North Victoria, then he  could act as trainer for tlie mob in the  nssembly. In lieu of private members'  day, a field day could be arranged and  sparring without gloves indulged in by  the members on thc floors of the house.  No doulbt there would 'be a good gate.  Only four 'big railway subsidies have  been recognized by the .Provincial government so far this session. As eaoh  follower of thc government may claim  one, there may "be eight or ten more  yet .to come. The new map ought thm  to show a perfect net work of provincial railways. As ithings generally in  this province go on wheels, his majesty's loyal opposition rises to remark  that tho members of the government  must have wheels .to 'keep things going  as they ��.re.  One of the most scandalous pieces of  work the provincial government has  been guilty of during this session is  the keeping of the constituency of  ���North Victoria unrepresented. This is  a violation holus "bolus of the constitution. If this principle were carried out  to its logical conclusion tlie government  of a family compact would toe considered all right. One vote in the house  at the present Juncture 'might mean  millions to this province. It is claimed  that the constituency is a strong liberal one. "What if It is? It should be  represented anyway.  CURRENT OPINION-ALL SORTS.  Last Afct.  The last act of tho comedy .at Victoria Is now taking place, "Joe" will  pull tlhe strings shortly, and the curtain will drop over one of the greatest  farces In the history of thc province.���  Knslo 'Kootenalan.  Ileyond thc Ken.  It In 'beyond the ken of mortal mnn  to correctly size up the political Jnok-  >pot at Victoria, and 'well nigh impossible to extract the smallest degree of  Intelligence from the movements of the  gymnastic legislators.���Siocan Drill.  ���Workmen's Compensation.  If the passage of the "Workmen's  Compensation, act would be instrumental in securing in coal mines greater  precautions against accidents without  inflicting 'hardships upon iihe operating  companies it should be made 1aiw without delay. In .the case of ithe Crow's  ���Nest Company It is but fair to say  that, according to the last report of  The Province for Instance.  In having yellow "press" badges for  the visiting newspaper men expected  from Vancouver the committee did not  intend anything personal, though there  was a chance of the more sensitive  among them taking it that .way.���Na  nulnio Free Press.  the Inspector of mines, every precaution was taken 'ito guard against ac  cldents.���Victoria Times.  The 'Line Drawn.  Get In line With the Provincial Pro  gressl've Party. It you admit the  soundness of single tax or If you believe that the people should own the  trusts you '.'aniiot vote against it and  Ihe honest or consistent. If you believe  'In taxing Industry and promoting mo  nopoly, vote against tho Provincial  Progressive Party. The line drawn is  so clear that no man can misunderstand. There is no fence, but a yawning gulf between, into which the politician who undertakes to straddle vvill  fall vvith a plank to oblivion. It is a  straight eas.e of right and wrong in  which tliere Is no compromise.���Sandon  Paystreak.  A Young Unionist.  A good story lis told on the street of  tihe wife of one of Toronto's prominent  laibor men. There's a little daughter  in tho family and, of course, she went  shopping with her mother. They were  accompanied by another lady, and were  just about to enter the Eaton departmental store when the little light of  the .family and hope of the ifuture informed her motlher that tliero vvas  trouble on Jn that store. Mother tried  to persuade her to enter, but all to no  avail, the 'little lady insisting that  neither she nor 'her mother had nny  business to enter. It is needless 'to say  that the wee daughter carried her  point and the mother did not ent?r  the Eaton store. We need a .few more  little ladies li'ke that, and it's up to  the fathers ito train thorn up.���Toronto  Toiler.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  TP.ESIDENT WILSON AND ARHI-  TRATlOS.  To tlie Editor of Tin: Independent:  Sir,���In your issue of Saturday, May  10, 1902, you quote ine as advocating  the passage of a bill, introduced by the  Hon. Mr. Mulock, minister of labor,  providing for compulsory arbitration  in disputes between railway corporations and their employees. I have not  seen a copy of the said bill, and do not  know its provisions; therefore, I could  not endorse it. A newspaper reporter,  in Montreal, asked my opinion of the  Mulock bill. I replied that I had not  seen it, but that I was a strong advo  cate of settling disputes between employer and employee by arbitration, and  did not believe that the public (tho  source from which dividends and the  wages paid to railway employees are  derived) should . Ibe inconvenienced on  account ot petty quarrels between railway officials and railroad employees. I  certainly do not advocate the passage  of a bill compelling railway companies  and their employees to arbitrate differences, without the provisions of the bill  provide ample protection for employer  and employee. Should a compulsory  arbitration law be enacted, transportation companies should be permitted to  charge for the transportation of freight  and passengers, to enable them to pay  living wages to their employees, and to  make reasonable dividends on the capital invested, and minimum rates of  wages for all classes of employees  r.hould be provided for, which would enable them to maintain themselves and  families in' a manner becoming citizens. They should also be given fair  and- Impartlal-hoarlngs-boforo-dlsmis-  snl In case charges are preferred  against thtm. It is hoped the time Is not  far distant when a better understanding vvill be arrived at between railway  companies, their employees, and the  public, and that their relations will be  more harmorlous.  JOHN T. WILSON,  President U. of 11. T. '  St. Louis, Mo., May 22, 1902.  New i  Black and f  Colored  Dress floods  Cold typo and printers' Ink afford  but llttlo satisfaction ln ilescrlblng  the Dress Goods we are showing  this season, nor docs the reading  of prices convey an accurate idea  of values. t,  Tho goods must be seen to be appreciated, arid those who come  nhviivs find something worth seeing. Wo bcllovo our showing Is  blgscr and better than ever, and  that tho fabrics nro what women  nf taste and style demand. Our  Koods were chosen from reliable  sources, and aro guaranteed by the  makers to be reliable. All wc ask  is the privilege of showing you our  fine goods. Weil do that cheerfully, even though you don't think  of buying right away.  If you can't como to the store,  write for samples. Weil gladly  send them.  170    Cordova     St.,   Vancouver. X  have now entered into an alliance with  tho Independent Labor party on a  purely radical platform. I believe, sir,  that evolution (some call it God) is doing more to bring about socialism than  all these revolutionary uncompromising programmes and red-flag heroics.  Evolution ihas brought us the trusts,  the forerunners of socialism, showing  us the advantages of co-oporatiion. over  competition in economizing energy, cutting oft waste, and increasing production. The trusts are getting things  ready for socialism. And when the  tilme i.s ripe, the ipeople will step in and  take peaceful possession of their own.  M. (MULLEN.  Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, May 2S,  1902.  Devilled Hain, 3 tins for 25c, at the  City Grocery.  TOWARDS SOCIALISM.  To the Editor ol Thk Imikpkniiknt.  Sir,���State and municipal ownership  may not be socialism, but In my opinion every successful experiment made  In that direction (and there are hundreds, proving n boon to the community In whioh they operate) ils a st��p  towards sodnllnm. At present the  government and the municipal councils do not represent the whole people,  but education and agitation, will remedy that Un the near future. Thc Social Democratic Federation of Great  Britain 'has greatly imodtfied Its uncompromising attitude. They ihave  dropped the old .Marxian phrases and  the ibarrlcade heroics of 1848 and 1871.  Hymlman, their igreatest exponent ot  'no compromise," has resigned," hopelessly beaten all along the line.   They  K'ALPH SMITH, M. I>.  Messrs. Ralph Smitih and A. XV. Puttee, accompanied iby their wives, have  left for England. Both gentlemen came  from 'the old country about ten years  ago, where they .had been identified  with the labor movement, and soon  after coming" to Canada became prominent in the movement here. They will  be in the old country for some months,  and .will attend 'tlie British Trades  "Union convention.  The 'Scotoh miners ha've resolved to  contest three seats at the next general  election���In Ayrshire, Fifeshire and  Lanarkshire, iespectively. Hitherto all  Scotch constituencies have refused la  bor candidates. Rumor has it that  Ralph iSmlth, CM. P., wiho is on his way  to Scotland, vvill be asked to contest  one of these constituencies.���The Col  on Ist.  Spaulding's.. .  Baseball Goods  BALLS, BATS, CATCHERS' MITTST.  FIELDERS' MITTS. INFIELDBBBT  GLOVES, MASKS, SHOE PLAflraSi  UMPIRE INDICATORS, AND SCORE  BOOKS.  A most complete stock of everything  necessary.   Cnll and gel our prices.  CHAS.LTISDALL     S  "'**     **527 Nestings St.  UNION BARBER SHOPS.  The following is a complete list of  union barber shops in vamcouver. Is  your barber on tihe list?  Elite 'barber shop, Hastings street.  Bon Ton barber shop, Hastings  street.  Commercial Barber Shop, Cambie  street-  C.   Ellis,  Cambie  street.  Savoy Barber shop,' Cordova Btreet.  Srhalley'a barber shop, ' Cordova  street.  Oyster Bay barber sfhop, Carrall  street.  Union barber shop, Carrall street.  A.  O.  McCutcheon, Mount Pleasant.  Boulder toarber shop, Cordova street.  ���Or~Kr ibarber-shop���Hastings "streetr  east.  UNION BAKETRTHS.  W. D. Mulr, Mount Pleasant.  W. Murray, Prior street.  ���Robt. McDonald, Avenue Baikcry,  Westminster avenue.'  Montreal iBakory, Westminster avenue.  F. Adams, Scotch Bakery, Hastings  streot.  W. D. Kent, BC Cordova street.  Toronto Candy Company, Cordova  street.  J. Oben, Hastings street  Mlnchen Co., Granville street.  Barnwell Bros., Granville street.  i >*P*y9ay9999*>ay ��� ������������������������������ ��������������� �����������������������  i, '  :��� Wait a  Incite  9  The"  ���  9  a day���a month, ls the common excuse. It waa what tho captain  of a vessel said���on returning Xrom tflie voyage he would Insure. But  he never came back. The vessel was wiedkled; he waa lost; hla family  was stranded, too, financially,  by his procrastination.  No other time Is equal to the present moment for Life Insurance ln  cost and opportunity, and no policies surpass those of the Union  Mutual In privileges and values.  Details sent free.  Union Mutual Life InsuranceCo  (. TORTLAND, MAINE.  Incorporated 1848.  Call or write tor particulars and plans  (t Head Office : 419 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  n  J. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager.  XVe expect to have the .weather here very soon  that  will malke you think;  of purchasing a light .Summer Felt or Straw Hat.  We never had a better selection.   They are shown  in all the new shapes  and latest shades of pearl and smtfke. /  ' iSTTWAiW HATS in Panama shapes, from $1.00 to $12.50,; also the new  'Boater, vvith deep brim, and many other shapes In plain and coaree braids,  ranging in .price from *0c to $2.00.  BOYS' STRAWS, 2flc to 50c.  'CHRISTY'S FEATHTI5R   WEIGHT STIFFS nlways 'kept In stock.  Let us have the pleasure ot showing you our stock, whether you purchase  or not.  CEL8JBB   ����   STEWART  Telephone 702;  160 Cordova" Street.  i ni won  Mil Sill CO  mm ehi  Heving tho Only Up-to-Dato Grill Room  in B.C. which In Itself is a guarantee  of aFrret-ClawEotel and Beatennnt ��� ���  Seymour Streeet,  From Their Nnnnimo, bontliflelil and  Protection iBlanil ".ollleriea,  Steam, ��as  and  House Coal  Of tbe Following Grades:  Double Screened X*uzxip,  Run of the Mine,  Waahod Nut nnd  Screening.  SAMUEL M. EOBIN8, Bnperlnten4ent.  EVANS, COLEMAN A EVANtf, Agentt,  Vancouver City, B. C.  =mi(i_  PACifiC  LINE  Scenic  1 Route  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  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets. ' "  LOWEST RATES.  BEST SERVICE.  To all points In Canada and the United  Statw*.  TUB FASTEST AN'D BB3T EQUIPPED  TRAIN CROSSING TTHB  CONTINENT.  Sailings for Japan and China.  Empress of Japan  .April M  Empress ot China May  5  Tartar  May 13  and every four weeks thereafter.  Sailings far Honolulu and Australia.  Moana  .May 2  Mlowera  May SO  Aorangl  ' Juno 27  and every four weeks thereafter.  For further particulars as to time, rates,  etc., evpiy to    E. J. COYLE," JAS. SCLATEfRl  A. GI P. A. Ticket Agent.  Vancouver, B. C.    428 Hastings St.  '   Vancouver, B.C.  rsc  Works  lm|M)rt���r�� and Bottler*  GOKEAVE.   'PHONE 788.'  BOLE AGENTS. SATURDAY   ^MAY 311902.  THE INDEPENDENT.  n. a. urquiurt,  -Hardware,  Stoves,   Ganges,   Etc.  35  Hastings Street East.  'patronize home industry  By Smoking " ���"������-  "Kurtz's Own," "Kurtz's Pioneers," "Spanish Blossom"  They nro tho best in the land nnd mado by  Uuion Lnbor in j��  KURTZ & CO.'S PIONEER CIGAR FACTORY  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Jp^Cull for them nnd seo that you get tliem.  TIIE CARD SYSTEM.  THE CIVIC SOIMS.  'Aid. Blackmore and Cook -were ah-  .sent from Monday night's meeting of  the city icouncll.  P. E. Fewster wrote at length regarding'sewage   tanto.   'Referred   to the  " board of works.  J.  A.  Stewart,    secretary   Barbers'  union, No. T20, wrote calling the coun-  ��� cil's attention to the fact that some of  the barber shops of the city have been  keeping open after hours.  Aid. Wylie���Why don't the barbers  sue?.  The mayor���What are the .police for?  Aid. Wylie���Police have onlyrstreets  ��� to l\.dH after. He moved, however,  that the chief of police ibe Instructed  to enforce the 'by-law.  Aid. Wood said that did not need a  motion.    The  Chief should enforce all  the byf-laws.    The letter   should    be  handed over to the anayor, and let hlni  - call the chief down .for neglect of duty  The motion carried.  Alex. N. Trcgent, secretary Property  ��� Owners' association, wrote asking that  ���a curfew ordinance be .passed by the  ��� council.    Iteferred to city solicitor.,  Employees' of the fire department petitioned thut a great injustice had been  done to them In the matter of the raise  of salary.   The employment as horsemen and chemical  engine-men Is far  more laborious and   hazardous    than  that of any^other of the fire fighters,  as they are always to the front, even  when the engines and teams have left  the iflre.aud during the Hire, while ilriv-  . ers and teamsters have only to attend  to their teams'   Whilst they have re-  -celvcd a raise of from $5 to $12 a man,  ��� the positions of horsemen and chemical  -engine men" aie more   laborious    and  more risky, and they have 'been raised  but $2.50 a month.   Referred to Are and  police committee.  Aid. Wylie Introduced a by-law, regulating the salaries of jtlie fire depart-  ���ment, which received Its first reading.  against trades unions under the Taff  Vule decision of the house of lords;  and  "Whereas���The member for Rossland has Introduced an adequate 'bill,  wihlch Is almost an exact replica of the  bill Introduced by Sir Charles Dilke  Into the Britten house of commons,  which will have the effect of restoring  to the Trades Union act of 1S7S the Interpretation It always bore up to the  time of the Taff Vale decision; an J  "Whereas���Hon. Joseph Martin has  gone out of his. way to deliberately  falsify the meaning of this bill and to  attack an honorable trades union with  'branches all over this iprovlnce, imput  Ing motives and causes well known to  the said Hon. Joseph Martin to be  false, thereby impugning the good faith  and'the method* of trades unions all  over British Columbia under cover of  assailing one; and  "Whereas���Hon. D. N. Eberts, a  member of the government, has- also  declared falsely that the Inspiring motive for this act, .Introduced hy the  member for Rossland, emanated from  Denver, knowing full well that 'a duplicate of the bill is "being introduced  Into the 'British house by a leading  member of the Liberal purty; therefore,  In full knowledge of these facts, 'he It  "Resolved���That  the   thanks  of  the  Trades and Labor council of this city  of Rossland be tendered to Smith Curtis for his efforts   on    behalf of the  i ,  trades unionism of this province and  the cause of the workers in genera:;  and, further, that this council expresses unwaveringly its denunciation  of the foul methods pursued by the  Hon. Joseph Martin and tlie Hon. Mr.  Eberts and declare these politicians to  be unworthy of the support of any.  voter belonging to the itrudes unions t r  to the party of progress."  J. H. Simpson wrote that the health  act was toeing violated.    The children  -of the Alexandra orphanage were attending   the   'Falrview   school   when  there were several cases of infectious  diseases in the home.    Dr. CMcAlpine,  . city health ofilcer,  gave a certificate  permitting the children to attend.   The  result is  that disease baa spread so  that the children -were compelled to be  kept at home.  Referred to health com-  -mittee. '     ''    *  Aid. Foreman rose to'introduce a bylaw to have the Saloon Early Closing  by-law amended to give .permission to  licence-holders to keep their bars open  at discretion on  the nights of publio  "holidays.  At the request of Aid. McQueen Aid.  .Foreman    consented    to     this   bflng  brought up at the next meeting on no-  -tice-of-motlon."    _. ____- -  The mayor said that a Fernle relief  ifund subscription list had been opened  "The council decided to vote $500 towards this fund.  A committee reported on the contract  ���work of clearing land at the cemetery.  "The work was ibeing carried out at a  .loss to the contractor, and it was pro-  ���poscd to remedy this "by increasing the  ���sum voted for the work. A long discussion followed,' during which Aid.  BtcGulgan remarked that the sureties  ���of contractors doing city work hnd  (been more of. a farce than anything  ���else, and weren't worth much. The  contract prices won increased, how-  ���<aver.  V  A'JUMiP ON JOSEPH.  At the regular meeting of the Rossland Trades and Labor council last  Wednesday night after the transaction  ���of the usual routine business the following resolution was put and carried  unanimously:  "Whereas���'Hon. ��� Joseph Martin has  introduced' into the provincial legislative assembly a so-called trades union  "bill, which, because of Its lack,of ex-  -pllcitness and the presence af nullify-  'Ing olauses will be ��f no value in re-  ���.'Slating      the     prosecutions -brougnt  CANADIAN 'NORTHERN STRIKE.  The current, issue of the- Winnipeg  Voice says that the maclnists, boiler-  makers and tinsmiths of the Canadian  Northern Railway are still on strike.  Only one "man" Is. working and his  name is Hicks, a 'bollermaker. The  men meet 'regularly at 10 o'clock In  Trades hall, Winnipeg. A sub-committee endeavored to have an interview  with Mr. Hanna, but Hanna would not  see any of the men. He referred them  to the 'master mechanic. The following 1s a notice posted in the ships': "All  men not employees of this company will  remove their tools and personal belongings at once. (Signed) C. Raltt, BI.  M." About fifty men in all are out  on strike. TJieyaa-e: Machinists, 12;  boilermakers, 12; tinsmiths, 4; helpers,  20; and' 6 apprentices. The men are  asking for an increase of 3 cents an  hour. But it is not a question of wages. It ls the recognition ot the union  that 1s in dispute.  The following letter explains Itself,  written from the C. N. R. Office on  May 16, and signed by the master mechanic: "This company is prepared  to��� pay���all��� Its- omployecs-tho���best  wages paid in tlhelr several capacities  by any similar concern In the city; is  prepared to treat them fairly, and' ad-  Just any grievances brought to their  notice by the individuals aggrieved���  BUT WILL NOT ENTER INTO OR  BECOME A PARTY TO ANY  AGREEMENT WITH BODIES OP  THEIR EMPLOYEES."  Unless* the strike ls settled soon It  1h limbic to spread to otlier brandies  of thc railway senvlce nnd a complete  tie-up In a posnlble'ceBUlt.  The Mint  Is   the  now   saloon  at  the   comer  of Cnrrnll nnd Hastings streets.   Case  goods are tho best, and tlie prices O. K  Seattle Rainier beer, 6 cents.,  .     SECTION 'MEN ON G. T. R.  All hection men employed on' the  Grand Trunk Rniilway, -who are receiving less than $IM per day, will be paid  this amount and section foremen will  'be given 945 a month, an Increase over  their present pay. Between' 600 and  TOO men iwill be "benefited by the voluntary action of the company. And the  increase rrttght haVe been made somewhat /better. It.is no credit to any oompany that .they can only afford to pay  $1.20.per day.���Toronto Toller.  Some presumptuous fellow, a little  time ago tried to write an article in  one of our evening papers on the advent  of the "working card" Into tho building  trades of this city. He.clearly showed  that he knew nothing ubout lt and that  his authority for some of his statements had better have been kept to  himself. If he wants any Information  In future on the above subject he Bhouh'.  upply ut union hall.  For the Benefit of Some  who may not be acquainted with the  "card system," ns it called, and thc  workings thereof, I will try to explain:  The "card" is issued through a council,  in this case called the building trades  council, consisting of delegates appointed by the various trades unions  employed in tho erection or repairing  of buildings.  Notice Is Given  that on such a date tlie "card" will be  Issued. After that date no union man  will work with non-union men, and the  way to find out whether the men are  union or not Is to demand the "card."  Otherwiso there are a number of men  who would swear to being union men.  The secretary of all unions affiliated receives "cards" from the council, whldli  he issues to all members of his branch  ln good standing.  It Works Out This Way:  A man receives h'is "card" and goes  to his Job. Before starting to work he  wants to know if every other mnn  working there has a "card." If not,  he refuses to start, and from tliat time  on, until every man has received his  "card" or "permit," granted by the  agent, the job is declared to be unfair,  and no union man will work on it.  Sometimes a job will start "fair," and  thon some other trade may come on  "unfair," that is, without a "card,"  which denotes non-unionism.     Then  The Question Arises  wihlch shall quit. The contiactor is the  only ono to settle that point. With  union' men there is only one course.  Either they must join a union or get.  The building trades council appoints  a business agent to represent It, who  Interviews employers In case of dispute  so ns to bring It before them, and also  to use his own discretion In an emergency how to act, so long as not opposed to tho constitution. He also appoints  A' Job Steward  on all fair jobs, who represents the  men on t'hat particular job. He receives  all complaints, and ln turn lays them  before the agent who Interviews the  employer and tries- to settle things amicably for all parties concerned. This  is all very simple, and means that employers .must choose between union and  non-union men. Nob; for the reason  of the issuance of the card:  Old-Time Unionists  kept themselves ito themselves and  fought out their own salvation at enormous cost. " One trade would sti ike,  others would work. Consequently the  work was never completely stopped,  and employers' could sometimes find  men to carry on the one branch, of work  on strike, and perhaps at a certain amount of inconvenience and medium cost  finally finish the work. That has been  changed by the "card system," which  means "One for all, and all for one."  Another Reason:  There are a class of mem who think  they aro comjietent to demand wages  without the aid of the union. This is  a fallacy, of course. If a man gets  well paid or higher than. the. minimum,  It is based on the union rate. A man  would consider that he was getting  well paid if he received fifty cents a dny  more~than"the~minImunT_~But~sup]iose"  the minimum; wage was but $1 a day,  would he consider $1.50 a day good wages, say, for a carpenter, In1 this country? Why he would stairve to death,  try? Why he would starve to death on  such pay.  Tlie Unions Demand ~  that a man shall receive a living wage.  The men themselves can get as much  more as thc employer will give them.  Therefore, these men ought to be the  flrst men In the front mnks of unionism. And union' men demand that tliey  shall come In and help themselves a little, nnd not be receiving that which  they do not earn.     Wngcs can only be  Maintained' by Organisation,  and when a few men persist In trying  to Improve conditions at the expense nf  time nnd money, anil often get boycotted for bo acting, n large number le-  celve themi nt no cost whatever. Is this  fair. We say no. Therefore, all workingmen should come Into the union.  When all are organised to assist one  another, there "will be neither boycott  nor trouble with the employers. Other  men, who are not very competent, but  whbm employers employ,  Are Worth as Much  to them In come branches as more com  petent men, must have a living wage as  well as a helping hand. No man needs  the assistance of his fellow workman  ns much as this class, and the higher  the extra- competent man's wage is thc  higher his win be. Unionism means  mutual assistance.   Thc "card" syatcni.  Worked Out Fine  la nothing more nor less than a tabor  trust. And the same right Is claimed by  workmen to a labor trust as any oil,  coal or Iron king; the same right to  protect themselves as doctors, lawyers,  or merchant!!, and they intend to demand the rights of the majority. The  vurluus unions by combining will work  For the Interests of All.  Therefore, at present, it is advisable  for contractors to see wlikj they sublet  their work to and save any trouble in  tlie future. Also merchants and business men should be careful who they  get to do their work, as Mils "card system" has a far-reaching effect. Those  who caie for the patronage of working  men In the way of business should see  to It that they  Employ Fair Labor  or it will be the business of the building trades council to boycott them. And  all business men know 'how much sentiment there is in business. If not,  a*k a bank manager. We are willing  to meet them on the same principles as  tliey meet us.  To Non-Union Men:  Let the past alone. It is gone, and  you cannot bilng it back. Have faith  in the future, and never mind scratching old sores. The more yiou scratch  the worse they get. If you want a  change, get into t'he union. Propose,  push 1t along, and don't stop until you  get It. There is plenty of scope for  genius and wisdom In unions. Do you  honestly think you are justified in receiving wages based on union rates  wlien you never contributed towards it?  Come In and take thle hand of fellowship.     It is waiting for you. W.  P. O. BOX Mf. " 'PHONE 179.  W. J. MeMILLAN ��> Co.,  Wholesalb Agents job  TUCKET CIGAR CO. UNION LABEL CIGARS I  Brand* t  MONOGRAM, MARGDERITA, BOUQUET,  OUR SPECIAL, EL JU8TILLO,  'EL CONDOR, SARANTIZADOS, SCHILLER,  Corner Alexander Btreet and Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  PROVINCIAL PROGRESSIVE  FREIGHT HANDLERS.  Seven hundicd freight handlers of  Chicago affiliated with the United Brotherhood on" the 11th Inst.  In the last Journal announcement  was made that probably two new divisions would be opened in Chicago within a tew days. Instead ot two new divisions however, six have been instituted. These, 1n addition to the three  In operation make nlue local divisions  of tlie United Brotherhood in. Chicago  alone.  Progress, whicli is equally satisfactory has been made iii other linos of  service.  MACHINISTS' SETTLEMENT.  The C. P. R. machinists and the company arrived at a satisfactory settle,  ment of their difficulties early last  week nnd the members of Ithe committee have left Winnipeg and returned home. The ��� bonus hour has been  done away with. For fitters and machinists the minimum rule of wages  under the new schedule will be as follows:  Fort William to .Broadview, inclusive, 29 cents per hour.  Broadview to 'Laggan, inclusive, 31  cents per hour.  Laggan to Kamloops,' inclusive, S3  cents per hour.  Kamloops to Vancouver, inclusive, 32  cents per hour.  An exception Is made at Cranbrook,  where an lncieaseo0f 4 cents per hour  is granted.  Pork nnd Beans, 3 lb.  it the City Grocery.  tin, only l&c.  FINE FOWLS.  Treasurer Lllley, of the Trades council, is nothing if not enterprising, for  he is contemplating   going   into    the  poultry 'business.    In . fact he has al  ready started by Installing a Petaluma  incubator, the best known hatching  machine on the market. HIb stock  came from the yards of ex-Aid. Towler, whose varieties nre. known all over  America, Bro. Lllley having procured  white, .brown and buff leghorns, black  mlnorcaH, Plymouth and buff rocks,  white Pakln and white geese. His place  is at 509 Ninth avenue. Mount Pleasant.  A GREAT TRAVELLER.  Fivink 'P. Sargent Ib perhaps the mont  travelled mnn in the world, when matters of time and dlstnucc are considered. In the sixteen yenrs he has 'been  Grand Master of the Brotherhood of  Locomotive Firemen he hns covered  more thnn one million miles. It is  nothing unimuiil for him to step on a  train at Pretoria, ride to New York er  San Francisco, stop a couple of hours,  go baak to Chicago or New Orleans and  thence to St. Augustine or Seattle. On  these trips (word Is passed along the  line that Mr. Sargent Is on the train,  and every man on the road who has  a i-grlevance and time to state it Is  waiting to pour his story Into the  Grand (Master's listening ear. and each  case receives 'Mr, Sargent's pcraonal  attention.   -    .  Following is the platform adopted :at  the Kamloops convention of the Provincial Progressive Party:  That this party lays It dowri as a  first principle that they will nominate,  endorse or support only such men as  will place their signed, undated, resignation ln the hands of the convention  which .nominates or endorses them;  that this resignation be sworn to; that  this resignation may be handed in to  the lieutenant-governor In council  whenever a majority of the convention  shall consider sucih action advisable.  1. That we gradually abolish all taxes  on the producer and the products of  the producer, shifting them on land  values.  2. Government ownership of railways  and all means of communication.  3. That the government establish and  operate smelters and refineries to treat  all kinds of minerals.  4. That the franchise be extended to  women.  5. The abolition of property qualifications for all public offices.  0. Farm improvements, implements  and stock not to be taxed, and wild  lands to be assessed at the price asked  for them by speculative holders.    '  7. No land or cash subsidies. Lands  to be held for t'he actual settler.  8. Ten per cent, of ail public lands  to be immediately set aside for educational purposes and education of all  children up to the age of 1C years to  be free, secular and compulsory, text  books, meals and clothing to be supplied out of the public funds where  necessary.  9. Compulsory arbitration of labor  disputes.  10. Restriction *cf Oriental Immigration 'by a law on the lines of the Natal  act, and if said law be di&ullowed, it  be repeatedly re-enacted until the end  sought Is attained.  11. That to 'protect us from Asiatics  already in the province the government  insert a clause in ill private acts to  this effect: "This act shall be null and  void if the company fails to enter Into  an agreement with the government as  to conditions of construction and operation," and that the house pass a  resolution to prohibit the employment  of Asiatics on all franchises granted  by the provincial house.  12. Conservation of our forest riches,  pulp land leases to contain- a provision ifor re-foresting so as to produce  a perennial revenue and make pulp  manufacture a growing and permanent  industry.  13. That the act compelling the scaling of logs by government scalers be  enforced.  14. Absolute reservation from sale or  lease of a certain part'of each known  coal area, so that state owned mines,  if necessary, may be easily possible in  the future. All coal leases or grants  hereafter made to contain a provision  enabling the government to flx the  price of coal loaded on cars or vessels  for shipments to B. C. consumers.  Union Directory.  THE VANCOUVER TRADES AMD  Labor Oouncil meets first and thbd  Thursday in each month, at 7:38 p. nb  President, XV. 3. Lamrick: vice-president^  F. 3. Russell; secretary, T. H. Cross; financial secrotary, J. T. Lllley; treasurer,  C. Crowder; sergeant-at-arms, C J>  Salter; statistician, J. H. Browne.   JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNA^  . TIONAL UNION, No. 120���President,  G. W. Isaacs; vice-president, Fred Haw;  corresponding - financial secretaiy, J. Al.  Stewart, 51 Cordova St; recorder, C. IX  Morgan; treasurer, B. Morgan; guide, N.  A. Bradley; guardian, P. J. Bennett;  delegates to T. & L. Council: G. W.  Isaacs and Fred. Haw. Meets first aa*  third Wednesdays of each month, la  Union Hall.  COOKS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES  Union, Local No. 23. President, Wm  Bllender; vice-president, W. W. Nelson;  recording secrotary, Miss Adella Oon-  nant; financial secrotary, J. H. Perkins;  treasurer, Wm. Bllender. Meeting every  Friday at 8.30 p. m. in Union Hall, corner  Homer and Dunsmulr streots.  VANCOU'R TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION",  No. 22G meets tho last Sunday In each  month at Union Hall. President, C. St  Campbell; vice-president, W. J. McKay!  secretary, S. J. Gothard, P. O. Box 68;  treasurer, Geo. Wilby; sergeant-at-anns,  A. F. Arnold: executive committee,"K.  W. Fowler, G. E. Plerrott. W. Brand,  Robt. Todd; delegates to Trades and  Labor Council, XV. Brand, S J. Gothard,  F. Fowler; delegates to Allied Trade*  Council. F. A. Fowler, XV. 3. McKay an��  C. J. Marshall.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday ot  each month, in Sutherland Hall, comer  Westminster Avenue and Hastings Street  at 8 p.m. President, H. A. McDonald;,  vice-president, John Gardiner; secretary,  A. G. Perry; treasurer. H. VanrterwaJker;  conductor, Geo. Lenfesty; warden, D.  Smith; sentinel, J. Dubberley; delegates'  to Trades and Labor Council: 1��. A. McDonald, J. C. Barton, C. Bennett, Robt.  Brunt and A. G. Perry.  UNIT13D BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets every  second and fourth Thursday In Union  Hall, room No. 3. President, G. Dobbin;  vice-president, J. M. Sinclair; recording  secretary, W. T. MacMullen; financial  secretary, H. S. Falconer: treasurer, J.  Ferguson; conductor, R. MacKenzle; warden, J. McLeod: delegates to T. and L.  council, Robt. Macpherson, G. Dobbin, I.  M.  Sinclair.  TEAAuA MUNERS' UNION, No. 113, W.  F. M��� meets every Saturday at 7.10 p.m.  ln Foresters' hall, Van Anda. President,  R. Altken; vice-president, C. A. Melville;  secretary, A. Raper, Van Anda, B. C;  treasurer, H. V. Price; conductor, P.  Burt: warden, John Llnklater.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OB*  Machinists���Beaver Lodge. No. 18?.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday in  ench month In Union hall. President, J.  Arnell; vice-president, J. R. Edwards;  recording secretary, A. J. Thlrtle, address.  Vancouver P. O.: financial secretary, H.  J. Littller, 573 Hastings street, east;  treasurer, E. Timmins: conductor, S. H.  Bosslsstow; guard, F. Coughlin.  lo. Municipalization and" public control ofjgthe liquor traffic. ,  W. The right to a referendum where  a valuable subsidy or franchise is to  be conferred.  17. That all transportation companies  be compelled to -give free transportation to memlbers of thc legislative assembly and supreme court and county  Judges.  18. Eleotlon day to be a public holiday, and provision made that every  employer shnll be free from Bervlce at  least four consecutive hours during  polling tunc. >  Thc Independent wants a report of,  each union meriting and nmwe concerning ithe members of every orvanigitltwi  Suoh reports and news will do much u>  sustain and create Interest la the organisations. Secretaries are especially  ifrgdd to eead in these reports, but  pows from any member cf an organisation win be received with pleasure.  C. Ellis, corner Gambia and ��� Cordova streets, ie the place you can get  your hair cut in an artistio manner.  The City Grocery are headquarters  for Picnic Supplies; they have a large  stock to_6elect from.   Outfit there',  JOURNEYMEN 'BAKERS AIND CONFECTIONERS' International Union of  America. Local No. 46, Vancouver, B.  C. President, Wm. H. Barnes; vlc��- ,  president, Fred. Jay; recording secretory,  Sam Walker, 1012 Seaton street; flnan-^  cial secretary, N. McMullin, St. Qeorgo  street. Mount Pleasant; treasurer, W. A.  Woods. .   CIGARIMAKERS' UNION ,NO. 357���  Meets thc llrst Tuesday ln each month  In Union Hall. President, A. Koehei;  vice-president, P. Crowder; secretaiy,  G. Thomas, Jr., 148 Cordova street west;  treasurer, S. W. Johnson: sergeant-at-  arms, J. W. Brat; delegates to Trades  and Labor Council, J. Crow, C. Crowder,  R^olsoa. %'  BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS AND  DECORATORS, Local Union No. IM.  Meets everv Thursday in Labor Hat*.  President, W. Pavler; vice-president, "W;  Halliday; recording secretary, E. Crush,  767 Eighth avenue, west; financial secretary, A. Gothard, S22 Howe streot: treas-  urer, H. MeSorley.          JOURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION OF  AMERICA, 'No. 17S ��� Meets alternata  Mondays In room 1, Union Hall. President, F. Williams; vice-president. Chaa.  WhnJcn; recording secretnry, H. O. Bur-  rltt; financial secretary. Walfred Larson;  treasurer, W. W. Toombs; scrgeant-at-  arms, J.  MaPherson.  THE RETAIL CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTTVB ASSOCIATION  meets ln O'Brien's Hall, the flrst and  third Tuesdays of each month. D. iMc-  Lcan, president; W. J. Lamrick, secretary, 248 Princess street,  labor ..galley 7.  ViAINCOUV'R FISHERMEN'S UNION.  No. 2. Meets In Labor Hall, Homer  8ti\Sit~SatUTday~iMayr~31st7^r8-p7'"7my  Steve   Dames, president;    Chas.   Durham, secretary pro tem.  INTERNATIONAL iBROTHHRHOOT*  OF Electrical .Workers, Vancouver  Local 213.���iMeets second and fourth  Tuesday In Union hall, room No. 4.  ���President, Geo. Cowling; vice-president,  R. P. Irwin; recording secretary, A. D.  Hotson, 635 Richards street; financial  secretary, John Dubburly.    .  i OOOOOOOOOOPOi  looeoeooeefi  DELICIOUS WBNE  HAD! EXCIVMVEI.V KXO.M 11. C. FltUIT.  FRESH CUT FLOWKKS.  UNI0N-MADK  DOMESTIC CIGAItfl.  When making a trip around the  Park call on  w. d. jonca nix'r1  Subscribe  for the  INDEPENDENT  $lo25|>er Year  Box 844, Wn>4$  SHARLOT M. HALL.  A Weatern Woimm Who ta Wlnitlnj;  l-'iimt.* us a Writer.  Of the new western writers who huve  ccino to Ihe front In the Inst three or  four years one of tlio most promising  ls Slinrlot M. Hull, whoso verses on the  desert nml 0:1 various phases of the life  of tlie southwest have been widely copied. Miss Iiuli was the, llrst while  child burn in Lincoln county. Kim., nud  lier 'inotlior wns lliv Id i'n I western woman, titi expert rillo shut, fearless nnd  SUA2ILOT 11. HALL.  strong. It wns in the midst of peril  from savage Indians .tlint the girl passed her childhood, nnd when ouly twelve  years old her parents set out on the old  Santa Fe trail for Arizona, where they  settled near I'rcscolt on n ranch. Tbe  girl grew up nnd absorbed that knowledge of the cowboy nntl his traits  which can nover be gained at second  hand. The spirit of the west seems to  have entered Into her blood, nnd the  icsult bus been several remarkable  poems.  The Gentle Art of Scolding.  The woman In authority should study  consideration of other people's feelings.  Tbe common scold or the continual  fault finder is perhaps the most disagreeable person in the world, not only  unhappy herself, but making others so.  Scolding viewed in one light is really  an accomplishment���tbat is, when used  for the proper correction of servants  and ebildreu. If you feel called upou to  deliver a rebuke to a servant, mnke it  clear to the offender tbat your displeasure is justified. Never lose your temper, but be calm nnd dignified, for remember that your bearing has much to  do with the" respect thut you nre held  in b.v those under your authority. Never let a scolding degenerate into nagging, for If you do you lose all claim  to respect from tbe delinquent, and  the person nt fault becomes your critic,  and a very scornful critic at thnt.  Let nil scoldings bo gauged by the  error, but do not make any rebuke long  drawn out. Give each n hopeful ending. When properly administered, a  merited scolding quickly bears the  fruit of better behavior on the part of  tbe offending one.  Many wives have spoiled tbe good  nature of their husbands by seizing  upon some fault, trivial perhaps, and  constantly dwelling upou it  Where a borne Is made unbnppy by a  great fault of the husband, if he U  . ���worthy of loving nnd saving', be ls  more effectively appealed to by tenderness than by denunciation or scorn.  There are many men today in the  wrong path possessed by worthy attributes wbo might be saved by gentle reproof from the error of tbeir wnys, but  are only spurred on their downward  course by tbe unrelenting fierceness of  a. scolding wife. Those wbo have been  saved from evil ways bear witness to  the efficacy of the gentle sympntby nnd  loving advice of a true helpmate.���New  York Journal.  to bear upon a husbnnd whose business worries hnve pursued him from  ihe olllce. There Is n genuine delight  to light with the unknown anxieties  wliich his love will not permit him to  unburden nt homo, lt brings out all  the tact and patience and diplomacy,  till the olinrms and graces of n woman's character, to transform n cross,  tired, woriiuut husband into 11 new  mini���Just by a good uinner und a little  met.  Hut to manage a husband when there  are so ninny kinds of husbands requires, more than any other one thing,  11 thorough study of your subject. To  "meet youi' husband with a smile,"  which is the old fashioned rule for all  Ills. Is enough lo make 11 nervous, Irritable man frantic. Look him ovcr before you even smile, i'ou ought to  know bow to treat hlni. Don't sing or  hum if he has a headache cr begin to���  tell him llie news before you have fed  Ii!m7 If there Is one rule to lay down���  which there is not���or If 1 were giving  automatic advice���which I am not���I  should sny that most men come home  like hungry animals and require first  of nil to be fed.���Lilian Boll iii' Hur-  per's lSitza'r.   ....      ���   .   ���  '    Gnlltrnte ci Moral Pnrpone.  Above all, woman needs to be emancipated by the uplifting power of a  moral purpose, says William II. Salter  In The Atlantic. This Is her safeguard  in her new relation, just ns it Is always  man's safeguard. Let her thought be  not what do 1 want to do or be, not  what must I do or bo, but what would  it be right for, nie to do or be, taking  for'l'.cr standard the wide nnd "permanent good of the race, and she mny err  in judgment, but she will never sin.  Following one's heart Is of uncertain  value. Following duty or whatever is  consistent with duty or if not duty ns  'commonly understood then duty as  more perfectly ennceivrd, hut always  duty and not mere inclination nnd  pleasure; this is the wuy of safety, this  is the higher liberty.  Self reverence, self knowledge, self control��� ii ,  These three alone lead Ufa Itl sovereign  pov. cr. *i=?  There is no other way than this old  way. It Is the wny for men, and it Is  the way for women.  DRESS HINTS.  A nonaekeeplnar Experiment.  One housekeeper lost year tried tb*  experiment of running ber household  - on tbe co-operative plan. Sbe consulted with ber cook, wbo was the general  ~liouseworltT"girl~as~well,~and_entered  Into an arrangement with ber by which  any surplus over tbe stipulated weekly allowance for household expenses  wns to be equally divided between th��  two. It was thought tbat an allowance  of $2 a day for a family of five wns  sufficient, and by careful, systematlo  watching the weekly expenditures often did not re:ieli tbe allotted $14.  Whatever loss they were wns scrupulously divided between the two. Often  there would be a dollar to the good,  though .35 cents to each wns the more  common allotment. If, through company, sickness or some unusual de-  demnnd the sum wns overstepped, tbe  next week wns started In debt that  needed enre to eliminate.  The experiment proved highly satisfactory.' tliougli It must be admitted  tlint the girl wns one of unusual Intelligence nnd adaptability. Undoubtedly,  however, lt could be successful ��� in  mnny households, even under somewhat less favorable conditions. It gavo  the mnld a strong Incentive to watch  all leakages, and lt effectually prevented the rault finding on tbnt score wliich  Is a large cause for discontent between  mistress nud mnld In almost every  family. A stipulation in the contract  was thnt the tabic should be kept up to  Its usual standard, nnd both parties to  the agreeini'iit felt stimulated to make  tlie food iiitiiictive'ilirougli service nnd  flavor rather than by outlay.���New  York Post.   .  WorU Maltfs Women Lens Womanly.  It is impossible for women to engage  In nny business life without losing nt  least a little of that softness nnd���well,  call It irresponsibility if you will that  once formed her chief charm. She mny  gain the more solid qualities of mind,  but wall; she ever so circumspectly her  eyes will be opened upon the hard facts  of life, and thc practicalities of a most  prosaic world will rub n little of the  bloom off the peach. As a mutter of self  protection and self interest this mny be  11 good thing for tbe womnn who must  enter the arena of everyday life and  work early.  Hut upon those married women wlio  nre more or less secretly propagating  the gospel of discontent us well ns the  single woman of any nssurod income I  would urge Sir. Punch's celebrated advice. "Don't."���Helen M. Wirslow In  Woman's Home Companion.  A debutante nt ber "coming out" usually wears a white gown of some thin  material made high necked aud long  sleeved.  In dressing It is not so nnieb what  you wear as what you do not wear,  it is overdressing that makes frights of  many women.  Clean your sill; waists with naphtha,  using 11 soft piece ot llnnncl to apply It  wllh. Take every piveauiion while using ilio naphtha, as it Is dangerous if  used near nrtllielal light or lire.  Oue of the essentia! points on good  dressing, ns well as In nil artistic  tilings, is In tlie harmony of tones ami  colors. Uiifot'Hinately this Is too rl'tcn  forgotten. A mass of coloring on clothes  is nlwnys a mistake.  An absolute necessity for wear with  cotton gowns Is 11 supply of pretty  belts, neckwear, ribbons, etc., wliich  transform 11 plain dio��s, afford several  changes with one dress and givo 11 stylish touch to one's costume without  much additional expense.  While lace tuny be tinted n deep  cream, b.v dipping in coffee. If nn ecru  tone Is desired, it may lie obtained by  placing the lace in water to wliich'powdered saffron, lias been milled, tbe  amount of saffron depending upon tbe  depth of tlie ecru tinge desired.  BEDSTEAD DRAPERIES.  A Taxtcfnl  Dcvlcv IVhteh. Docs Not  Interfere With Ventilation.  The prejudice against the drapery of  bedsteads caused liy the old fashioned  "four poster" is now disappearing in  favor of n light and tasteful style,  whicli causes iu no wny discomfort to  the sleeper. This drapery may be arranged In such n way that It will not  Interfere in the least with the free clr  Some Cood Itemed leu For WrlnUlca.  One of the best preventives for wrinkles is to learn facial repose. Keep tbe  body so well nourished tbat the fnce  will share in the general well being,  giving evidence to this by Its- plumpness und hick of angularity. -Then it is  important to keep the teeth in good  condition, so that there will be no sagging in of the cheeks wliere teeth are  missing. Massage for tbe face is like  exercise for tbe rest of tbe body, nnd If  used for tbe purpose of toning up the  muscles it is beneficial. The general  direction of tbe strokes on the face  should be upwnrd and outward ln order to lift up nnd strengthen the falling muscles.���Ladles' Home,Journal.  L'jiInK; Powder.  A specialist'in tlie care of tlie skin declares lhat tlie best method of applying  powder is Uy means of absorbent cotton. According to her, the cotton shoulci  he dipped into the powder and this  brushed over the face, powdering every  pari. Then with the hands the powder  should be rubbed in thoroughly���massaged in, as it were. Then the face  should be lightly wiped off with n piece  of soft clieeseclotli.  The same specialist snys tbnt tbe  powder should not be permitted to remain on tlie face ovcr night. It should  be washed off Iirst, nnd then the skin  sliould be massaged with cold cream  nnd this in turn wiped off with tbe soft  cloth. By this mode the skin Is uot injured.  The Iirst requisite In powder Is purity. Many of the most expeusive and  best known powders contuin u mineral  that In the end is bound to be harmful  to the skin. For this reason n pure vegetable powder should nlwnys be sought,  and if oue Is not sure of its integrity it  Is better to fall bnck upon cornstarch  or upon rice flour. These are not so  dainty nnd fragrant ns the powders of  commerce, but tbey ennnot harm the  complexion.  Moral:) of the Child.  The moral development of the child  begins nlmost as si.on as its mental,  nnd the two march hand in hnuil. The  home is tlio place where correct moral  principles should bo flrst Instilled in  the mind of the child, nud neglect of,  this may menu endless suffering for  parents nnd child. Too often this is  left to the servants, relatives or the  teacher later. The parent wbo can  neglect Ibis side of the child's development and trust it to somebody else is  not worthy of tbe responsibility that  has been conferred upon ber. Tbe neglect is not altogether intentional, but  more often due to lack of energy nnd  forethought. The work does not begin  early enough, and the littlo mind gels  warped before the lessons ure taught���  Woman's Homo Companion.  LAUNDRY LINES.  iVovc'r uso brown soap when washing  woolen goods.  Salt rubbed on the bottom of n sticky  Iron will smooth the surface.  Calicoes, ginghams nnd chintzes  should bo Ironed on the wrong side.  Delicate cotton goods which might be  spoiled by starch mny be stiffened by  wringing tbcm out In milk.  j.ncc handkerchiefs should be wash  S$||2rLittle  -OLKS��aa  A BOY'S LOCKER.  It I* Quite Eniiy to Mnke una Httndr  For Storlni? Thlngx.  A place to put everything must precede the putting of everything In Its  ,    ... ,, , .11 place.   How can a boy be expected to  ed with eastl c sonp In warn, water, In   ^    ^ ��� ^  which are a few drops of ammonia.  Fabrics  that  are  Inclined  to  fade  where bis bull and bats, his rackets  and bis fishing lines, to say nothing of  should be soaked and rinsed lu very   Unlf n lllII1(]rell otber ���,,��������� doiir to hlg  benrt, cnu be snfely stored?  One of the good things about a locker  is the fact that thc boy himself can  i mnko It.   Some plain boards nre nulled  together to receive the drawers tbat  are simply a nice quality of empty  HOW THE DRAI'EM* IS ARltANOED.  dilation of air ln the bedroom, and for  tlie purpose of Illustration wc select an  ordinary mctnl bedstead.  For the successful currying out of  the design n round piece of wood five  inches in dlnincter and two inches  thick is required.  In the comer of this a hole must be  bored through large enough to take a  round piece of wood,of a length to suit  the width of tbo drapery 10 bo used. A  portion of nn ordinary broom bundle  will answer tbe purposp. This is fixed  to the wall by four nails at tne desired  height above the head of tbo bed. It  would be as well If the boles for tbe  nails were bored in tbe wood first. Tbo  drapery is thrown over this and looped back to tbe wall as depicted. This  is nu extremely simple und effective  drapery and can be  any light material.  made in nlmost  Benchea.  Benches aro quite a crnzc in home  furnishing Just now. Where a room  has no mantel and bns u plain, quite  good sized wall space to mnke 1 feature of a high backed bench Is very  fusblonable nnd proves a very effective  substitute. Have a Bbelf fastened on  brnckets above the high back of tho  bencb for bric-a-brac, throw a rug on  the floor In front of It, and. witb several consistently covered down cush-  ious,-thc-result-Is_quite_chnrmlng_niid_  often saves tbe entire effect of a room.  The Wa��h Boiler. V  Many people complain that tbe boiler rusts and irou molds the clothes.  This may be entirely prevented by rubbing tlie boiler well witb any good  liilclien sonp Immediately after emptying It nnd while it Is warm. (Jive It a  liberal coaling, remembering the soup  Is uot wasted, us lt all goes Into uud  helps the first lililug of tbe boiler next  washing dny.  Mlxlnn" Butter.   .  A homely suggestion, but one of grent  service to the womnn who cooks, Is to  use 11 wire egg bentcr when mixing  Hour nnd wilier or mill; together. Sift  tlie flour uud pour the liquid In n thin  stream, beating well nil tlie time. It  will be lighter and better In every way.  Effect of Ti|;ht Clothlnc.  Very red bands are often caused by  tight stays, snug sleeves or ptnchlng  shoes. Choking collars will occasionally be the cause. Tbe body must be comfortably dressed. No matter bow trivial the discomfort, tbe effect will show  in the facial expression. A hairpin that  hns gone Into tbe scalp an Inch or two  will make the most angelic face wenr a  weary and worried look. Strange, Isn't  it? There ls many a beauty ill tbnt enn  be traced to some silly, useless little  vnnity. Any one wbo mnkes It a rule fo  eat food that Is highly spiced or ovcr-  stlmulnting is likely to be troubled  with 11 very florid complexion or conrse  red linnds. Crisp green vegetubles, lenn  broiled ments, n diet tbnt Is generally  simple and substantial, is tbe first law  of all beautifying.  Mnl:lus nn Omelet.  A frequent cause of failure In making omelets is iu tbe use of too many  eggs at a time. Four eggs make un  omelet easy to bundle. If more nro  needed, it Is better to mnke a second or  even a third one. -,  To make n plain omelet beat tbe eggs  thoroughly, not separating whites and  yolks. Add a tablcspoonful of milk nnd  n Faltspoonful of salt for every egg.  Put a teaspoonful of butter on the end  of a knife (a palette knife Is best, but a  case knife will do) anil oil the omelet  pan thoroughly on bottom and sides.  Turn in tbe egg mixture nnd keep the  pan in motion on a hot part of the  stove so that oue pnrt will -not cook  faster than another. When tbe eggs  have become sufficiently llrin ou tbe  bottom" of the pan, run the knife carefully under and loosen the omelet so  that it will easily slide to nud Tro. Then  cover for 11 minute or two and raise  tbe pan a trille from the stove, so tbat  the bottom will not scorch while the  top is "settling." Slide the knife.under, fold tbe omelet over und serve at  once.  Clilldren'H Appetite*.  To promote children's appetites tako  care that they have plenty of outdoor  exercise and that tbey have ouly such  simple, homely food ns tbey can digest.  If Ibis be dono. there will seldom If  ever be nny cause for anxiety on tbo  score of their lack of appetite.  If children are fed on highly seasoned uud rich foods and are allowed to  cut between meals, thoir little stomachs  are overtaxed, and not ouly do they  lose all healthy appetite, but tho food  tbey take does not nourish tbcm ns it  should do.  Illness Is n most expensive nnd In  most cases a preventable nuisance, and  the best way to keep children happy  and good Is to keep them well, which is  usually ensily managed by attending to  simple rules of health.  A child's appetite is a pretty fair indicator of health, so if it fails nnd tbo  failure Is not due to indiscretion In  diet sec whether It is worried over lessons nnd has enough sleep. Keep It  from rending sensational stories and, if  needed, give it u short holiday from  school.  snlt wnier to set the color before wnsi.  lug in suds.  If old kid gloves nre worn when Ironing or n layer of kid or lenther put In  the Iron holder, llie laundress' hands  arc not so apt to become caucused.  raraflin wax in starch Is frequently grocery boxes. The dimensions cannot  employed to glvo a brilliant Ilnlsh to . be given here, because the dimensions  the starched article nnd ulso to pre- ] wlll depend upon the size of tbe boxes  vent thu Iron from sticking. Add a | that can be bad. To secure drawers  piece tho size of a walnut to the boll- that ure broader than their height It  lng starch.       ' may be necessary tb secure'boxes of  tbe right size in length nnd breadth,  then to cut off a piece of the top. making tbe height of the bottom part that  ls left just right to go Into Its compartment.  The locker wo have in mind cnlls for  Bcrcrul sizes of boxes. It will be well  to get the boxes together before making tbe framework of boards that is to  bold them, then plans can be made according to the sizes that nre nt band.  It must be noted that all tbe boxes  must be of the same size from front  to rear, while four may be of the same  width; one opening may be left for a  closet, a door simply being hinged into  the opening. The door Is made of strips  of board, with two cleats ncross the  bnck, to which tbe strips nre nniled.  Tbe locker when completed Is supported against the wall by a pair of  stout brackets, to be had at tbe hardware store, where knobs for tbo drawers nnd a catch for the closet door can  also be obtained for a few cents.  Vcnetlnn I.ncc Worli.  Venetinn point lnce differs from royal bnttenberg nnd other laces In that it  is worked on the right side of tbe pattern instead of the reverse side nnd  because there are no braids used In Its  construction. The work also proceeds  from left to right nfter the maimer in  wliich 11 picture Is drawn. Tbe pattern is drawn on muslin, which In turn  is basted on a heavier material and  outlined with heavy linen thread and  heavier cord, which ndd raised effects  to the pattern and are buttonholed over  very closely, thus giving a solid foundation for developing tbe numerous  fine stitches, which are worked In very  closely together. o -  Motherhood.  Motherhood Is the noblest Ideal of  woman~"Tbe"llttle~glr|-wbose-doll-is  her delight Is a mother at heart before  she can walk or talk. Tbe attribute  remains nnd strengthens. In ber womanhood sbe is n mother not only to  her children, but to ber entire family.  To all essential ends she is n mother  to her busbnnd himself. Very likely  to the mnn sho refused to mnrry she  promised to be n sister, but to the mnn  she did marry sbe became n mother  without promising. Something, indeed,  of thlB maternal tendency enters Into  all ber affections, into ull ber relations  of life.���Cardinal (Jlbbons,  Women of Today.  The women of today are better educated and hence superior in every way  as wives, mothers, housekeepers nnd  members of the community to those of  a century ngo. and tbey ure treated  with far more respect by the men of  the household tbnii formerly. Women's  Inlluence In nil directions steadily increases with their higher development  Naturally they are far more contented  and happy with all tbe privileges they  now enjoy than tbey were under thc  old restraints. There Is nothing that  could be borrowed from the past which  would Improve tlieir present condition.  When woman fully awakes to the  benuty nnd value of science, philosophy  and government, then will tbe first note  of perfect harmony be touched: then  will tbe great organ of humanity be  played on all its keys, with every stop  rightly ndjusted, and the louder, loftier  strains, the march of civilization will  be immeasurably quickened.  Women hnve evidently increased ln  height, during the past fifty years, as  Thackeray speaks of Laura I'endenuls,  who was live feet four, being unfnsli-  lonnbly tall.  To find out whether poultry is tender or otherwise pinch the skin. If it  adheres to the llcsb, the bird Is tough;  If It leaves tbe flesh, lt ls tender.  Mnnnclnff a Hnnbnnd.  There is a pnsllivp exhilaration to be  derived from bi'iuglni: nil oue's eflorra  Alum dissolved ln an Iron pot over  the lire makes n good cement for repairing iron and glass.  Hartshorn -will take out white mark*  fir.ni furniture and save repollshlug.  Motion  Fnt.  When you buy million chops or n leg  of mutton, save all the suet. If you  don't care for mutton and rarely serve  It. 11 few cents will buy a pound of suet,  nud you enn have all you need for such  uses for more than n season lu Hint  weight. Melt It lu n bowl sei In hot  wnter: strain through cheesecloth Into  wet cups. When cold, it turns out a  nice, round bnll of snow white, sort  grease, to bo applied as freely nnd ns  oflen ns desired. , It takes out soreness  and allays p<iln of sore and chapped  hands better than anything known.  Comfortable CimlilonB.  When making up n cushion, spread a  thick sheet of wadding over, Just under  the outside cover, tucking down with n  stitch at corners and middle of sides.  The cushion feels softer, nnd It shows  up tlie work or mnkes even a plain cover look better. Dse white wadding for  light Mud blnck for dark covers.  "In  Wenrlnr Vclli.  "now many women arc persistently  ruining tbe 'bloom' of their lips and  the contour of cheeks nnd all plensnnt  'expression' by pinning tbeir veils too  tightly across the fnce," said 11 woman.  "Observe the women on the streets,  and you will see any number of them  nt frequent Intervals 'pouting' out their  lips so ns to push off the pressure of  the tightly drawn veil and all unconscious tbnt tbe peculiar action has  grown Into n fixed habit or tbat It  makes a perfect caricature of tbeir  faces every time they do It."  ExcrclHe.  "I get all the exercise I need ln going about my household duties," many  women assert, but that ls the greatest  mistake possible. Under ordinary circumstances 11 few sets of muscles are  called into activity, nnd the mind nt  the same time is fully occupied.  For physical exercise to be helpful  tbe mind should be nt rest.   A walk of I  1   In a Dnd Way. >     -  This pudgy bundle of fat boy grew  nearly as broad as be ls long by constant stuffing. He was eating all the  time while his eyes were open, and he  BADLY PUZZLED.  dreamed be was eating when be was  nsleep. Lot hiin be a warning to you.  You can toll "what a bad way be Is in  by the following complaint which be  made after one of bis usual raids on  the pantry:  "I'm so fnt I can't tell which is throat  and which is stotnncli, so I don't know -  whether I've got a sore throat or the  twenty minutes' duration"In'the open   stomach ache."-Chlcago Record,  air Is an absolute dully necessity and  should be at a reasonably brisk pace.  Deep breathing should be. practiced on  these wulks uutil it becomes a fixed  habit  DtnlnK Ilonni Dvvorntlon.  An appropriate overmnntle decoration for 11 dining room is tbe following,'  done In burnt nud Illuminated work.  An Inscription In quaint lettering reads.  "Cheer and great welcome make a  merry feast." A border of pomegranate  blossoms encircles this, and nn extremely pretty effect is secured by outlining u Cupid standing beside a fagot  fire, over which bangs a steaming pot.  which the graceful little god stirs with  'a wand. The vapor floats over tht  panel In sweeping lines.  Mttle Thine*.  It Is the little tilings of life often  thai prove tbe most trying. I'nrenti  drawers (bat stick are sometimes more  dllllcult to endure than n serious 1 rouble. It ls worth while to stop and remember that to rub the offending edges  with n cake of bard soap, a bit of stove  blacking or even a soft lead pencil will  mnke life worth living again. If-the  windows of our poorly built bouses rattle at night aggravatlngly, 11 few slips  of folded newspaper will stop tbe noise  and bring peace and slumber.  A Cacful Cement.  Gin and gelatin make a very good cement, which Ih so clean It leaves no  mark afterward Dissolve a small  quantity of gelatin in t.ome g!:i until it  is of the consistency of thick gum  Wash the edges of the chliia'cr glnr-s  lo be Joined, then apply the cement nnd  allow ii to dry.  DnthlnK.  , Bathing, like eating and sleeping and  exercising, should be done regularly.  It should also be regarded as a pleasure nud a luxury. Tbe girl who thinks  of a bath as small children content-  p!ate_wnsliing-dlshes-or-doing-some  other disagreeable task does not get  thp real, full. Jolly benellts of the tub.  Those who tlnd tbe dally bath restful,  stimulating and pleasant cannot get  along without It  Hachlntoahe*.  Mackintoshes, when dirty, can be  easily cleaned nt home. Spread out tho  garment flat ou a table, and scrub It  with warm water nnd yellow soap in  which a little carbonate of ammonia  has been dissolved. Kluse lu cold water and bang In the nlr to dry. On no  itccount put lt near the Arc.  Silk.  Silk Is tbo strongest of all vegetable  or nnlmal threads. It Is three times as  strong as n flaxen thread of the samo  size.  Antlaeptle Soap,  A valuable antiseptic soap is mado  ,by adding twelve parts of sulphnto of  copper to olgbty-elgbt parts of any  good soap. It will 'readily hcnl sores  and scratches and Is devoid of any Irritating action.  War'i Cropii,  A Germnn proverb says that every  great war leaves a country throe armies  ���oue of Invaders, one of mourners, ono  of idlo persons ready to commit crime.  Ginseng.  The Chinese have used ginseng tea  aa a medicine and a beverage long before the Christian era.  1    Strange Tlilnur* About Plant*.  Strange things are found among the  plants nnd vegetables. A well known  student of nnture ouce tried tbe growing forces of a squash. When It wns  eighteen days old nnd measured seventeen Inches in circumference, ho fixed  a sort of harness around it, witb a long  lever attached. The' power of the  squash was measured by the weight it  lifted, the weight being fixed to tbe  lever. When It was twenty days old,  two, days after the,harness was fixed  011 it, it lifted sixty pounds. On tbo  nineteenth' day lt lifted 5,000 pounds.  The seed of tbe globe turnip is about  tbe twentieth part of nn Inch in diameter, and yet In tbe course of a few  months this seed will be enlarged by  the soil and the air into 27.000,000  times Its original bulk, and tbls in addition to a bunch of leaves. It has  been found by experiment that a turnip  seed will under fair conditions increase  Its own weight fifteen times lu a minute.   Turnips growlug ln pent ground  have-been foutid.tojncrease more than   15,000 tlmesi the weight of their seed  ln a day.  The Loit Smile.  Lost���a merry, good morning smile,  With a eunnine dimple on cither side  Of coaxing lips thiit aro purled wide,  Showing small rows of teeth, like pearli.  It hasn't been missed but n little whllo  And matches n pair of hazel eyes.  Clouded now liko tho summer sides  And a mop of tanglo-i', llaxcn curls.  It wns lost In tho nursery thin morning.  ���    when ,  Dorothy, fresh nnd rosy, from sleep,  Looked out nnd snw the troublesome rain .  Beating Its greeting against thc pane,  Iiallilng  thc   blossoms  und   bending   th*  grain,  And���would you believe lt���there and then,  She, liko tho skies, begun to Wd.pl  If you find It, ilon't put It on a shelf,"  Whoro Sunday bonnets and manners or*  stored,  Hut bring lt nt onco to Nursery row,  Por mother nml brother both miss It so,  And you shnll receive 11 rich reward,  Por It will repuy you Kb own sweet solfl  ���Mnry L. C. Robinson ln Youth's Com-   .  panlon.  Trick With Glai* of Water.  You wngcr any person that you will  so fill a glass of water that he sbnll  not move it off the tuble without spilling tho whole contents. You .then fill  the glass and. laying a plcceiof thin  card over the top of It dexterously  turn the glass upside, down . on the  table and draw away the card and  leave the' water In the glass with Kb  foot upward. It will'therefore bo im- ,'  possible to remove tbo glass from the  tabl�� without spilling every drop.  "�� THE INDEPENDENT  VANCOUVER, B. C.  A now source of malarial fever has  been disco\ored by one of tho Liverpool School of Tropical Medicino now  At work on thc west coast of Africa..  Hitherto this complaint 1ms been attributed to tlie bite of malarial mos-  <piitos. Hut the result of recent investigation proves that there i.s another parasite which is equally ns  <lciully in tho propagation of tliis  malady. The new iliseiise-beurer is  said to resemble the insect which  causes "fly disease" among dorses in  South Africa.  MINARD'S LINIMENT Relieves Nenralgia.  If on the gates of Paradise-jvcre  the leireml : "Tux dodgers on earth  not admitted," how sparsely settled  Paradise would bo 1  HOW TO CUItK OTAPACirE.-Somo peoplo  sufior untold miiory day after day with lioiul-  actio. Thoro 13 rost nolthor dny or ii!i;ht until  tho norrci nro nil uiibtruuit. Tliocmi^o Is generally n disordered stomach, mid a euro con bo  ofToctod by usinir, Parmolco's Veirctnblo 1rills,  containing Mnndrnko nnd Dandelion, jtfr. I Inlay Wnrk, Lysamlor, P. Q��� writes: "I fljid Far-  moloo's I'ills a llrst clais articlo for JJUioiu  Jloudacho."  A little country store in fleorgia  combines "ico cream, embalming,  millinery and tooth pulling." When  business is slack in those lines, it is  usually pretty good in "books and  biicon." If there is anything in the  community tlie American shopkeeper  intends to have it.  Messrs. C. C. llichnrds & Co.  Gentlemen,���After suffering for 7  years with inflammatory rheumatism  so bad that I wns 11 months confined to my room, and for two years  could not dress myself without help.  Your ugont gave 111c a bottle of  MINARD'S LINIMENT in May, '97,  and usked 1110 to try it, wnich I did,  and was so well pleased witli the results that I procured more. Five bottles completely cured me and I have  had no return of the pain for eighteen niontlis.  The above facts are well known to  everybody in this village and .neighborhood.  Yours gratefully, A. DAIRT.  St. Timothoe, Quo., May 16, 1899.  Shiloh's  Consumption  Cure  Cure's Coughs and Cold's  at once. It has been doing;  this for half a century. It  has saved hundreds of  thousands of lives. It "will  save yours if you give it a  chance. 25 cents a bottle.  If after using it you are not  satisfied with results, go to  your druggist and get your  money back*    .    .   .    .  Write to S. C. W8US & Co., Toronto,  Can., for free trial bottle.  Karl's Clover Root Tea corrects tbe Stomach  �� /  "Who was tlie father of bis country )" asked the teacher of the juvenile class in history.  "George Washin'ton," promptly replied Tommy Tucker. "Rut it wns  Richard Carvel that licked the  British."  Thoro Is moro Catarrh la this soction of tho  country than ull other diseases put together,  nrd until tho lust fow years was supposed to bo  Incurable i'or a great many yours doctors pro-  nonncod It a local dlsoaso, and proscribed local  remedtos, nnd by constantly fitiuug to curo with  local troatmont, pionounccd it incurublo.  Sclunco lias proven catarrh to bo n constitution*  nldiseai-o, uud tlioreforo requires constitutional troatmont. Hall's Catarrh C'nio, mnnufuc-  larod by JS". J Chouoy it Co., Toledo, Ohio, is  the only constitutional cure ou tho mnrkot. It  Is takcu Intornully In doses from 10 drops to a  teaspoonful. It acts directly on tho blood and  mucous surfaces of tho system. They otlor ono  fanndrod dollars for any c.-iso it fulls to curo.  Bond for clroulars and tostlmoniiiR  Address    F 3. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O,  Sold by Druggists, 75c,  Bull's Family Pills are tho bost.  Canvasser��� "Don'tt let me disturb  you, sir "  Busy Mercbant-"I .won't. W'lliuni  show the gentleman out."  MINARD'S LIMENT Cnres DMInig  The best way to tell whether a  present is a cheap one is to observe  whether thc price has been lubbed  off.  Thoro nre n nutnher nf virioticsof corn?.  Holowiiy'a Corn Cuv will ic-moiu any of  them. Cull ou your diu^tfisi nud get u bottle nt onco.  Aluminium saw handles arc being  introduced which are snid to lie both  lighter nnd stronger thnn those of  wood. There nre several shapes,  but thej- are all made of thin sheet  metal worked into the desired form  and supplied - with perforations for  tho pin pose of ennbling workmen to  get a secure hold 'on the tool. One  of the designs offered is adjustable  so thai, the right hand side of tlie  Jinndlc, is flush with tho saw, permitting the operator to work close  to the floor or in other inconvenient  places.  The How of Milk  will be increased.  Why go to all the  trouble of keeping  cows and get only  about half the milk  tbey should produce.  ick's  Purifier  strengthens thc digestion nnd invigorates tbe whole system so tbat  the nutriment is all drawn from the  food. It takes just the same trouble to care for a cow when she  give3 three quarts as when she  gives a pail. Dick's Blood Purifier  will pay bnck its cost with good  interest in a few weeks.  50 cents a package.  Lecmlng, Miles & Co., Agents,  flONTREAL.  Write for Book on Hows nml Cnttlf fre.v  Tho Soo roiul is assisting in 11 n anti-gopher campaign in North Iiukota  that is expected to bring 100,000  gopheis to death, and the tails will  be marketed in Minneapolis.  PLASTERS FAILED  LINIMENTS, OILS AND MANY OTHER MEDICINES DID NO  WOOD.  A Now Urunswiik Postmaster Tells  of his Efforts to Cure his Kidney  Trouble���He Suffered for" Years and  Tried Many Medicines, but only Recently Found the Right.One.  Donotdelnv in irettlna: relief for the litllo  folks. Mother Oinves'Worm Em-rni'muor  is 11 iilcisnntutiJ sure cure. If) mi love your  child why do you let it .uifor when u remedy  Is so nttiX nt hnnd ?  WHAT SOME NAMES MEAN.  The following gives the meaning of  the names of tho principal Highland  clans in Scotland :  Mcintosh, tho son of the First.  McDonald, .tho son of Brown Eyes.,  McUoiigull, the son of Black Eyes.  McC.icgor, tho son of a Greek man.  McC'iiilhbcrt, the so�� of the Arch-  Druid.  McKny. the son of the Prophet.  Campbell, Crooked Mouth.  Cameron, Crooked Nose.  Stewart, bis Stay or Support.  MAUD'S LINIMENT for Sale Ewmflere.  ������After    ncqu', lng a good appetite a  mini tries 10'got rid of It.  A block of 80,000 acres of provincial lands on tho shores of Lako  Manitoba will be taken up by Men-;  nonites from Nebraska.  J��i��8 Wantep  Wo want nt onco trustworthy mon nnd women  In ovory loonlity, local ��r trnvolltng, to introduce n now dlseoiory nnd kocp our show cn.rds  nnd ndvortlMng mattor tnokod up in tion��picu-  ons places throughout tho town and country.  Steady employment year round j 0 'mml'sion or  Fulnry, S66 per month and oxpomos, ,not  tooxcccTiH.riO p -r day. ��� ��� ���        ���  ��� Writo for particulars.      PostolIlco'Box 837.  IHTERNATIONAl MEDICINE CO.,,.- 10HJ3N���0NT.  W: N. U. No. 874.  Lower Windsor, N. B., April 27.���  (Special.)��� Mr. T. II. Belyeu, post-  muster of this plnce, hns innde a  very interesting -statement ot his  expel ieni-i- in his efforts to be cured  of Kidney Trouble which has bothered him for many years.',  At times he would have very bad  spells, and when these came on he  wns almost laid up.  He tried several doctors nnd used  many medicines, but nothing seemed  to help him in thc least.  Plasters, oils, liniments on the outside and doses of nil kinds and descriptions tnken, internally faeem to  have but one result. He was no  better.  Finally through rending .1111 advertisement lie was led to the use of  Dodd's Kidney Pills.   He says.:  "Dodd's Kidney Pills wore so highly recommended for Liver Trouble  that after rending some, testimonials  I coin lulled to try them according to  directions.  "I bad tried so ninny things tbat I  was'very skeptical and had but little faith that Dodd's Kidney Tills  could or would help me. However, T  did not use them long before T found  that tbey were all and more than  wus claimed for them.  ������'I-hu.ve-reeuived-iiioi'c-bcncflfc-fiom  tbcm than from nny otlier medicine I  have ever used for they seem to have  mnde a complete cure of my ense.  "I feel as well ns ever 1 did and  hnve not the slightest trace of tlie  Kidney Trouble that bothered me for  so long.  "1 want to sny that 1 believe that  Dodd's Kidney Tills arc the right  medicine for Kidney Trouble."  Mr. Belyca is very well known tn  everybody in this neighborhood and  there, nre but few who have nut been  awn.ro of bis serious illness.  Everyone is delighted nt Ills unproved health mid his published statement bus done much to make llotld'x  Kidney Pills oven more popular in  this neighborhood than they hnvo  been.  If a man is a wit be Buys tilings;  if bo I.s iv humorist be writes, tliem.  ESkD I To provo to you thnt ���*>.  MlllAik Ctmeo's Ointmentianccrtalr.  BT HISr*5H*l and alxioluto curo for eaoh  B BBW and every form of itching;  bloodlngond protruding pllon,  tho aanufcoturora havo guaranteed it. Seo tos-  tlraonlnls In tho dully Pre��s nnd ask your polish;  bum what thoy thtnkoflU You con uso it ond  cli vour money back If not curod. Wo a box, no  K'l dealOTB oi'Edmanson,B.4TES& Co^Toronto,  >r0 ��base's Ointment  In the barbarous countries the native heathen fight and get married;  but in our civilized clinics some people get married and light afterwards.  IAKEET REVIEW.  WHEAT���Tlie wheat market in the  America!, speculative centres have  showp increased activity during the  week, accompanied by a good deal  of nervousness which nt times icsult-  ed in some excitement.  The immedinte cause of the increased interest and trading hns undoubtedly been tlio'apprehension of probable widespread deterioration of the  winter wheat crop over the west and  southwest States owing to '.nek of  sullicieia rainfall. The rainfall over  tlint country has been below the normal ever since the crop was planted  and although there has been io long  period recently without somo rain,  the qunutity received has been very  iniidei|iiiile, and unless copious rains  como soon the crop so circumstanced  will be much short of a good yield.  Tliero Is, however, a large increase  in the acreage of winter wheat mid  Ibis is by some being depended on to  compensate for the probable smaller  yield. The spring wheat ucrenge in  tbo United SUtet i�� expected to  show a fair decrease from lust year,  with a corresponding incroiise in tlie  oats, corn and barley. There is no  change lo report this week as to  crops in Euroke. They continue to  como along well. A mutter oi^niuch  interest to all concerned in the wheat  trade bus this week transpired 111 the  imposing of a tux on wheat and  flour imported into tlio United Kingdom. The duty on whent is 3d and  on Hour .">d per hundredweight of 31-  pouiiili". which is equal to about 3'/.c  per bushel of COUis. on wheat. The  amount is probably too small to  make any appreciable difference to  the trade in any respect.  Manitoba wheat has advanced during the weak in about tlie same proportion as in tho American markets  but the demand has been dull and  trade by no means active. Most of  our exporters have not been liujing,  as tliey sny it is impossible to pay  tlie prices for export, and they evidently prefer to be doing nothing in  the meantime. Navigation at Fort  William opened last Saturday but  shipping has not boon so active during the week us was expected. Nevertheless the blockade lias now been  relieved and the movement of wheat  from country points is increasing  fast.  In regard to prices at lust report  711/oc for 1 northern and GS'/jC for 2  northern were values in store Fort  William spot, April or>May delivery.  These prices strengthened until on  Thursday 7.T,ic 1 northern and 70'/4c  2 northern were paid, but yesterday  witli tlie duller appearance of thc  American markets nnd thc decline in  prices tlicre buyers havo held back  and closing prices could not be called better than 72',Ac 1 northern, and  69yic 2 northern, although for a  small quantity of spot or en route  wheat wanted for a boat V*c better  was offering. Buyers are proposing  to lessen the spread between 1 northern and 2 northern. Exporters  just now prefer to get 2 northern.  In fact one large bouse will not buy  anything else. We quote 1 hard  751,20 in store Fort William.  Country Wheat���Market nominal,  owing to bad roads.  Liverpool Prices���No. 1 northern  spring wheat sold at Liverpool on  Saturday at Gs 3d.  OATS���From 3.1 to 30c per bushel is being paid for feed grades in  car lots on track here. Prices to  farmers at country points'for No 2  white oats range from 23 to 30c.  Street oats are worth 32 to 31c per  bushel.  BAHLEY���Receipts are light and  the market is advancing for feed  grades. Dealers are now quoting '13  to 4f>c for choice feed grades.-  HAY���The floods in the country  districts have destroyed large quantities of hay, and the price hns advanced accordingly. Baled hny is  worth SG to SO.50 per ton.  DRESSED MEATS-Beef, city dressed. 7 to 8c pet- pound; country. M>c  under these prices; veal, 8 to 9c;  mutton, 8c; lambs, 8c; hogs, 7'/<.c.  BUTTER���Creamery���There is a  little butter coming in all the time  from the two or "three creameries  which have been in operation dining  thc winter, and the price for this is  24 to 25c net, Winnipeg.  BUTTER���Dairy���The make is still  v'��ry light, and the market bare of  stocks. Dealers are paying IS to 22c  commission basis for best guides,  and 15 to 18c for round" lots. Seconds arc worth from 10c upwards.  POULTRY-Fresh killed chickens 11  to 12i/nc  per pound, delivered here;  diicks-iinil-geeso,-10-to-llc;-and-tui-.--  keys, 1214 to 14c.    - -  CHEESE���Jobbers arc getting 13  to 1314c per pound - for cheese.  Stacks now in hand aro from Ontario.  EGOS���The not price. Winnipeg, today, to country shippers is 10c por  dozen.  TOTATOES��� Farmers' loads, delivered in Winnipeg, nro worth 20 to  30c per bushel.  HIDES���No. 1 Inspected hides, (i'/iC  par lb delivered In Winnipeg; No. 2,  51/ic; No. 3, 4Vic: kips ond calves,  same price; dcakliis, i!5 to 40c;  borsch I des, 50c to $1.  WOOL���Market ii'imlnal.  TALLOW���Tho local price for tallow is 4*,4 to fie per pound.  LIVE STOCK.  CATTLE���Beef cattle are scarce  nnd buyers gro paying as high as  43'iC per pound for fat cattle in their  regular trade. The range of prices  is 4 to 4-)ic, according to quality,  oft cars here. Stockers are worth  S14 to S10 per head for yearlings,  and 518 to $20 for two year olds.  HOGS���The market is steady at  6c per pound for choice packing bogs  delivered at Winnipeg. ' '  A TALK WITH GIRLS  HOW TO  OBTAIN BRIGHT EYES  AND ROSY  CHEEKS.  Pale,    Anaemic   and   Easily    Tired  Girls Often Fall a Prey te  Consumption.  When washing ureasy dishes or pots nnd pans,  Lover's Dry Soap (a powder), walromovo tU3  grooso with tho greatest oase.  In young girls wo look for abundant health and strength, rosy cheeks,  bright eyes firm, plump flesh und  constant cheeiiulness. How often,  howuver, wo meet young girls who  seem pit-maturely old, feeble, pule,  listless, Hiin uud irritable These  iibnoiinal mid dailgcrous conditions  are due to u general weakness of tbs  blood, und should bo cured just us  promptly ns possible ort bo' whole  life 01" tlie patient will bo ruined, if,  indjo'l, decline and consumption do  not speedily follow. Dr. Williams'  Pink I'.lls for Pale Peoplo ure the  natural, logical and suro curo for  weak girls. These Tills mako rich,  red blond with every dose. Thoy  strengthen the nerves, act upon tho  whole system und bring health,  strength and happiness to those who  use tliem.  Mrs: lliruni Kinkier, South Pelhaiu  township, Weliand county, Ont.,  saju : "it ii> with pleasure that I  give this tribute to tho health-restoring virtues of Ur. Williams' Pink  Pills. When my daughter, Lena, began the use of your medicine she was  111 a most wietched condition. In  fuel, nv weie seriously ularmed lest  slio might not recover. The symptoms weie a iceling of languor and  weakness, gi.ulunlly glowing worse.  Slu; hot-nine pnii-, lost flesh, had Iit-  tlie appetite ami was apparently go-  ing 111 lu decline. Finally the trouble  became complicated with a persistent sore throat, whicli gave her  gient clillbuliy in swallowing. She  vv.'s pl.ii-cil under the care of a doctor v.'ho said her blood was poor  nml watery, and her whole sjstem  bn.lly 11111 down. The doctor's  tiiMtnient did not help her much;  and I lion anting on tlie advice of a  neighbor, I began to give her Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills. The confidence  with which this medicine wus 111 god  upon us wns not misplaced, us I  soon noticed a distinct improvement  in mv d.ii'glitor's condition. The use  of iho pills, for some weeks completely resloieil her, and from that time  she has been a cheorlul, light-hearted mrl.  the very picture of health."  These pills novcr fail to lestore  health nnd .strength in cases like the  above. Through their action on the  lilnoil und nerves they also cure such  d.sense.; n.s rheumatism, sciatica, St  Vitus dance, indigestion, kidney  tumble, partial paralysis, etc.  Tliere are so many so-called tonic  oills. but thoy are nil mere imitations til this grout medicine. Bo sure  tli.it yj.i gi't llie genuine with the  full iiuiiiu "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  for Pale People" on every box. If  your dealer dqes not keep them they  will he sent, post paid at 50 cents a  box iv six boxes for S2.50 b.v addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine  Co., Brockville, Ont.  A Connecitcut law will ullovv a  man to catch but thirty trout in  one dav-. There ought to bo .1 law  to prevent the man who catches two  small ones from swelling the account  when he casually mentions it at the  grjpceiy store, to "thirty large  speckled trout, the law's limit, gentlemen "  WHEN BUYING" WHY NOT GET THE BEST.  MADE WITH MANITOBA PURE  RAW OR BOILED LINSEED OIL  THE QUALITY OF THE  OIL IS THE LIFE OF  THE PAINT.  PURE  READY  MIXED  PAINT FOR ALL PURPOSES.  Sold and Guaranteed bv  Macl'liai: il Co., Vancouver, B.C.  MANUFACTURED UY  G. F. STEPHENS & CO.. Limited,  WINNIPEG.  Jkjt'qwf*  /nu dtwbt;  Is  /  (J tp  /* 4 A  TORONTO  Canada's Leading Newsier   IS MAKING A   Speomi HaBf*Pt*��Ge Offer  to every person living west of North Bay. Regular price $4.00. Anyone  living west of North J?ay vvho will cut tliis advertisement out and mail it  along with TWO DOLLARS the regular morning edition (including the  Saturday illustrated number) will be sent for one year.  You can save the subscription price every week by taking advantage of  bargains offered in its adverting columns.  Aadreim  THB  GLOBE, TORONTO.  0H^<rf)fed  ACTS GENTLY  ON  AND  r,FANS��STHESYST^  -UEAN3i^EFF��eTUAL.uYr  OVBKOMES        TIPATI0M  "A8ITUM. ^PERMANENTLY  6UY THE GENUINE -MAN'F'D BY  @ir9RNIA(TG5YRVF@  0*��>SV/'<,       rfM "'*<*���        ^V0/>  V?  ky    V      ^    cat.   ���<?     **  N.v. ~  [W SAkLOif-Atl-DRyOOliJS. ffflCt SOtPlPMIU,  HoprCiiI,  Editor (to urtlMl-l refused this  dnnvlnj; 11 year uso. "Why do you  bring It here npilnV  Artist���I thouKht you would have  bad itmre experience by this time aud  know a good drawing when you sec ll.  When you hnve nnythlng to sny In  a business office, fire nud fall back.  Your surplus talklm* should be douc  In a parlor.-  FOR SALE  EVERYWHERE  *ff Try our Parlor Matches.  They produce a quick .Light  without any objectionable  fumes. :::::::::::::::  THE E.B. EDDY Co., Limited  Hull, Canada.  Plijsiciiins say that beards bold  microbes, while clean faces attract  bacteria. So it is up to every one of  us to choose which shall lay us low;  or othervviso wear a mask.  BABY CONSTIPATION.  Can   bo   Cured Without Resorting to  Ilaish Purgatives.  Constipation is a very common  trouble among infants and small  cliiltlien���it is also one of the most  distressing. The cause is some de-  runi,viiicnt of .the digestive organs,  and ii not promptly attended to is  liable to lead to serious results. The  little ��� victim suffers from headache,  fever, pain in the stomach and sometimes vomiting." While in this condition neither baby nor baby's mother  can obtain restful sleep. If pioper  care is taken in feeding the child and  Baby's Own Tablets are used, tliere  will Iw no trouble found in curing  and keeping baby free from this disorder. Mrs. T. Guynier, London,  Out., says :���"Jly baby was a great  sufferer from constipation. She cried  continuallv, and I was about worn  0'1'it at'tending her. 1 tried several  remedies, but none of them helped  hor till 1 procured some Baby's Own  Tablets. These tablets worked wonders, and now she is in the best' of  health. 1 can now go about my  work without being disturbed by  babv's crying. I consider Baby s  Own Tablets a great medicine, and  would advise mothers to keep tbcm  in the house for they will save baby  from much suffering by curing and  prcv'cnliiv*" "' minor ailments com-  mob:to infants and small children.'  Buliy's Own Tablets, aro sold under iiu absolute guarantee 10 contain no opiate or other navmfii  dm" Tliey nre easy to take, mild  in "action,'promote healthful sleep-  ful sleek and will be found a ncvei-  failiug curo for constipation, bnliy  Indigestion, simple fever, diarrhoea,  sour stomach., colic, etc. Tliey allay the irritation ni-coinpaiiying the  cutting of teeeli, break up colds and  prevent croup. Price i."> cents a box  at all druggists or sent by mail,  post paid, by addressing Ihe Ur.  Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville.  Out.       .    ^   ���I wonder if this bridge pays ? "  said Lord Lennox, in approaching  Vniixhnll bridge. "Co ovcr it." snid  Hook, the punster, "and you'll be  tolled."  First Merchant : '"Say Byers, you  always ' have such a pretty typist.  Do you select her for her beauty 1 "  Second merchant:. "Yes, indeed;  it pays. You see, before I got onto  the scheme my threo clerks would  stay awny on the least provocation.  Now they have fallen dead in love  with her, and not, ono of them stays  away if ho can help it, for fear the  others will get ahead of him."  Thore are cases' oi consumption so Jar advanced that Bicldo'f Anti-Consumptive Syrup  will not euro : but none so bad that it will not  clvo relief. For coukIis, colds, and nil alloc-  Sous of tho throat, lunss, nnd chest, it is a  ���specific which has nover boon known to fail,  lt promotes a freo nnd easy expectoration,  thon-by romovini? tho plneum, nnd gives tho ,  disoatod parts a chunco to heal.  Faith may move mountains, but it  takes coin to move household goods  -���unless you can beat the drayman.  Ha Has Tried It.���?dr. John .\nd-rson,  K.inlci��*, writo*: '" I ve.iturj 10 -nv few, if  any. hnie r-ceived ctonier benefit from Ihe  uso of Dr. Tliomii'.'Ecleciric Oiltlrm 1 lmve.  I hnvo used itrrsulmlv fur ovir ten jc.i's,  and have recommended it to nil cnlfcicn I  know of, and th-y iil^n fnii"d it of Rront virtue in cuMid of tcveru bronchilid aud incipient consumption."  Patsv-"Wat's de matter wid yer  little bruddcr ? "  Chin'inie-"Wliy, de doctor sez he's  got'a ulster on his trout."  MM's Liniment Cnres Burns, Etc.  That brevity's tbe soul of wit  I know but by report,  T also know there's not a bit.   Of_fiin_in_being_ short. ,_  Tho proprietors of Parmolco's Pills nro constantly rocoiviiiR. lottoM similar to tho follow,  inc. vv hich oxplaius itself: Mr. John A. Beam,  Wntorloo, Ont.. writos: "I novor used am-  modic uo that can equal Pnrmolco s 1ills for  dvspopsin or livor and kidnoy complnints. The  relief nxporioncod uftor usinc thoni wns wonderful." As n siifo family modicino I'armoloo a  Vc.TCtablo Pills can bo given in all cusoa rc-  qiurlns a cathaitic.  Uniequiled love soon acquires a  iob lot of wrinkles.  Only a dyed-in-the-wool hypocrito  is able to laugh at nil ati'/ient story  and pretend that he never beard it  before.  Three thousand settlers passed^  through Montreal this wcok en route  to the west and four thousand moro  arc expected next wcok.  SSMOGOT  Two washings with Sunlight Soap entail less strain REDUCERS  on the nerves than one washing with impure soap.  EXPENSE'  Ask for tho Ootagbn BsrJ _:���_.-  If your gtocw cannot irapply, wit. to -^ B*f?f?  IJHrrBD, Toronto, Heading W�� name "d ad��0AVZ,t  ' trial samplo of BariigM Soap will ba amt you tree ot wit.  2/  'A',.'--.  3i[  T'i THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY .; MAY 311902.  m  m  ll  ���..-  ������i-i:-  ij  Hi  r�� ���     ���'������*��� '     ��������� '   - . ���  1 Big Dry Goods Sale j  NOW�� GOING ON  "'"O. W. KENNEDY,    .  (Successor to Scolt *��� Kennedy)  303 Hastings Street,        Vancouver, B. C.  Fii.i. l'Aiirici'i.Aiw in" Daily I'ai-kiis  OXFORD...  ...SHOES  Ladies and Gentlemen will  find our stock complete.  We want your business.  Give us a call,  THE PATERSOIN SHOE CO., LD  301 Hastings St.  but that few ether public utilities are  ���being brought under the same control.  The big Barret dam in the mountain  region of San Diego county will shortly give abundance of work to hundreds  of ���workingmen. The Barret, dam Is to  lie ..a. masonry structure and will be  Built to a height of 150 feet above bed  rock.  The Continental Tobacco company  Has raised the WW�� of 5,000 of Its  employees In LoulrfviUe 10 per cent.  The order applies to all the company's  ���employees throughout the United  Suites, niul tbey number (between 30,-  C00 and 35,000.  At a meeting of the "Restaurant  Keepers' association of Sun Francisco  last wools it was decided to better the  condition of the .employees. Ench restaurant proprietor will malke arrangements to let his employees have shorter  hours, better pay and, where possible,  a duy off In the week.  HEWS OFTHE LABOR WORLD  ;,<��� FOREIGN  Edinburgh bricklayers have induced  tie masters to sign an agreement continuing for another year wages at the  rate of 0 l-2tl. per hour.    ,  Tbe dispute pending in the plumber  trade In Glasgow has been .practically  settled in favor of the men. Most of  the Important firms have signed the  working conditions."'"  Tlhe grocers' and drapers' assistants  of Dublin and other large centres of  Irelandare endeavoring to induce their  employers to grant .tliem a weekly half-  Sioliday ; during .the summer months.  . It is stated that rents "ot the houses  ot strikers living at Gilfnch,..Wales,  liave ibeen raised, and . that the men  are now charged 17s. per ton for coal  ���which they. have hitherto, had at a  nominal figure.  Ilie-Edinburgh", branch of the Inde-  gicndent'.: Labor party has condemned  the shipping combine and calls for gov-  .,.������ eminent inquiry vvith a view to the es-,  lablishmenty,of. a. national mercantile  marine. Independent of capitalists.   7  Ten hours constitute the; usual working day in France; in some parts, m-  ipecially in the mining districts, the  eight-hour day .has been vestablished.  The trades are organized in unions and  these are united in the general union,  the head, of which is the Bourse du  . tTrah'ail, or labor exchange. ���:-.  . A labor demonstration has just been  llield: at/Birmingham under the auspices  of the Brimlngham trades council and  local unions.' There-were three platforms" arid -a,. large number of speak-  :', ers. A resolution ���was adopted appealing to/all unions: to join the General  Federeation of Trade unions and expressing the op.inloit: that' it is7 to the  ; Interest of theV.wonkers to'elect dirjet  representatives of,; lalbor on all local  governingboards and to the house of  comm.ons.7y_���;/ .;.;j.y-\i[yx  ' Will ;;���'Throne,: the [ general secre'tary  Of the; Gas Workers' .and General Lor  borers' union of 'Great Britain, recent-.  . ly addressed the Grimsby 'Fishermen's  and Lumpers' branch on the labor  question. Considerable discontent and  opiposltion Vhas been aroused amongst  the lumpers by the desire of the Owners' Federation to introduce larger  fcoxes for fish packing. This "wouM  probably have the effect of reducing  of the tramway company's officials to  employees who are members of the  society and the unsatisfactory conditions of employment under the company. These conditions are not as fa-  voralble tor the men us the conditions  which obtain under municipal tramway  management in certain cities of Great  Britain.  ���Mr. Bell,- 31. P., addressing a> mass  meeting at Birmingham recently, referred to the Taff Arale decision and said  trade unionists couldi not expect that  their original position would be restored, .but tliey did Claim to .be placed on  an'equality-with' employers. As the  law.'was now laid down employers'  agents could bribe men to take the  occupation of workmen on strike, yet  trade unionists "were7 forbidden even to  use peaceful persuasion in the opposite  direction. ..They .were other, glaring in  equalities; '.particularly Inthe application of pressure In favor 7 or against  trade unionism and! the publication of  blacklists. '.   '���>'-���'7.���'  George, Cadbury, of Birmingham, has  just given an expression of his opinions on old age pensions and how they  should be provided. He says: "The  vi'oHking .classes of England, should  concentrate their efforts upon securing  .pensions of 6s. a ��� week to every man  and woman of. Co years and upwards,  which should be given, not as a char-  lly.'.ibut as a right, to every inhabitant  of,ithe 'kingdom7 .from the king downwards, ivh'o cared'to apply at the nearest" post oflice for it,.and that the revenue for such .pensions should be'secured, iby taxing land . values." The  Warwickshire Miners' association, indeed, have initiated a scheme of their  own, on a Cs. a week basis. The Coun  tess of Warwick has promised: to pre  sent the first pension to.oneof the. old  miners at a special demonstration of  the workers'- to be held in the nead future.    ���������,������'", y\i.lx,X :->;.:m;'!; 1:i .'Vjij.  0    �� CANADIAN.  The bookbinders at Hamilton have  organized a union.  The bartenders of St. Thomas, Ont.,  have formed a union.  A union laundry was opened at Montreal on the loth inst., and is using the  label of the International union of  Laundry Workers.  Notices have, been posted in the  freight department at Winnipeg granting the men in the employe of the C.  P. R. two week's holiday with pay.  The (firemen of Charlottetown, P. E.  I., resigned in a body recently because  thej' did not receive an Increase in  their snlniies. A compromise wns effected by granting half the Increase.  The wages paid are very meagre.  Twelve to 15 cents an. hour is the  current rate, for the building laborers  at Quebec city. Carpenters' wages  range from tl to $1.75 per dny. .MasonsI  and (plasterers' wages are $2.50 per day  of 10 hours. Painters' wages 17 1-2  cents a"n hour for nine hours. V' ...  The city council of Toronto hns fixed  the. wages of the city laborers nt. 20  cents an hour for nine hours. It. also  decided that contracts, for concrete  sidewalks, instead of being let by tender to a Chicago Arm, should be done  by day .labor under the. supervision oi  the city engineer. ..;���  The construction of the Hillsborough  bridge, P. E. I.���a halt million dollar  contract���Is giving employment to  aibout 60 workers in. wood, with a "prospect of the number being doubled within a short time. r.Wages. are from $1.50  to $1.75 per day of lO^hours., 7 .X: '  ��� Lalborers wages at Charlottetown, P.  E. I., have been raised- from $1 to $1.25  for 10 hours.''. ���-,  BACH JN HIS OWN TONGUE.  (By Prof. William Herbert Carruth.)  Professor Carruth writes that the title of this poem was suggested by a  line ln "Faust." Tlie poem has been  ���widely quoted, the London Academy  giving It dn a recent number. The  following is from a corrected copy sent  by the author of the Literary Digest:  A fire-mist and a planet���  A crystal and a. cell���  A Jelly-fish and a saurian,  And caves where the cavemen dwell;  Then a sense of law and beauty,  And a face turned from the'.clod,  'Some call II Evolution,  And otheis call lt.God.  A haze on the fair horizon,  The Infinite, tender sky,  The ripe, rich tint of the cornfields.  And the wild geese sailing high���  And nil over upland nnd lowland.  Tlie eliniMn of the goldenrod.  Some of us cnll It Autumn,  And others call lt God.  Like tides on a crescent sea-beach.  When tho moon is new and1 thin,  Into our hearts high'yearnings  Come welling and surging in,���  Come from the mystlo ocean.  Whose rim. no foot has trod,���  Some of us call it Longing,  And others call it God.  A picket frozen on duty,���  A mother, starved'for her brood,���  Socrates drinking the hemlock,  And Jesus on the rood:  And mill Ions who, humble and nameless,  Tlie straight, hard pathway plod-  Some call It Consecration,  And otheis call It God:  $Gold at a Discount  *  Is no more a Bargain than a  #65 Cleveland Bicycle at #45.  Wo nave just a limited number of both Ladies' and Gent's  Models���41901 make���regular $65,00 wheels, which go while they last  at $45.00.  This is the greatest wheel bargain in years.  , 126 Hastings St.  SOLE AGENT  MATKH A MOTION AT THE NEXT  MEETING OF YOUR UNION TO INSTRUCT THE SECRTART TO COMMUNICATE THE NEWS CONCERNING TOUR CRAFT TO THE INDEPENDENT. . '  ���Pay up your, substrrtption to the Independent, dt dtoes not cost you much  and you should, not hesitate about giving your support readily to a labor, paper. . '..-; "x J ���';���-.':;7-.  M-u-r-a-l-o  1*hls high grade WALL FINISH to to ���  Greater demand this year than. ever.  BECAUSE it mixes easier, wo***,  easier, looks better and lasts loose* ���"  than any other (finish manufactured.  . '��� wirti.i ��� * ������'.. A^k tor t,ie 'bc3t tm'i the best ** MURTLO.  \Mude in twenty-four shades andi white.  Solo Agents,  ^IcLennan,  McFeely & C w  Phone 44.  122 Cordova Street., Vancouver, B.C  Phone 1063.'  A . ��� ���  NEW  or...  PANTS  Is perhaps all you need to  make an otherwise doubtful looking suit appear  equal to new.  We, have the very pant  want.  JOHNSTON, KERFOOT ��> CO.  104 and 106 Cordova Street.  Trunk Store 127 Hastings St., 0|>|>. Wm. Ralph's.  *VWWVW*��^VVV**tfV  ".. Pitik'les, IOc... per bottle,  at the City  Grocery.  .-.77-. ',.; :.yy-:  Hunt, Cambie street.  Morgan, The Tnilor, Granville street.  Dan Stewart, Cordova street.  Clubb & Stewart,: Cordova street.  XV. Murphy, Cordova street.  MoR'ae & .McDonald, Hastings street,  east.  E. Lairsen, Hastings Street. "'  J. CarreHI, Cordova street.  Simon & Co., Cordova street  Johnson & Higgins, Cordova street.  ���S. McPherson, Coiilova street.  labor and^hFempl6yees_aIlege" thar the  fcoxes ivould ibe too heavy and large  for use.  The members ot the Dublin nnd District Tramway Men's Soolety are at  present engaged in a vigorous agitation for the redress ol the grievances  ot which they complain, nnd which  chiefly consist ol the alleged hostility  AMERICAN.    '  The Clerks' union of Eureka has successfully inaugurated.an early closing  movement.  The United States Seel corporation  will erect' a monster plant at Chicago  to cost $2,500,000.  All the; steamers of the American-  Hawaiian Steamship company are to  be converted into oil "burners.  The organizing conVmlttee of the  Trades Council of San Francisco lias  organized ithe blacksmiths' helpers.  Tbe Salt  | of Life  is biiBint'BH. We want more of  it, We'll get it if nu out und out  bargain will fetch it.  now Is This  A two-quart  Hot Water Bottle  or  Fountain" Syringo  75c.  1 The Mellow ell, Atkins,  Watson Co., Ltd. Liability |  UP-TO-DATE DRUGGISTS. ��  �����������������^^  During the Hast .Uhree months more  than a million tons of steel rails have  gone into Mexico hy way of Galveston.  Leaders of the Oakland United Labor purty declare... thait. lt Is the purpose ot the party to take a ddfinitc and  earnest part ln the campaign this fall.  New York state has 1,881 labor organizations, with a total membership  ot 261,5B1 imen nnd 14,ftt8 women. Of  this totnl of 270,141 trade unionists 174,-  032 are ln Iho city of New York.  Tlie WestlnghoUBO Electric and Manufacturing company will double the  capacity of llu wohks at East Pittsburg  at a cost of $1,000,000. The new works  will give employment to between 4,000  nnd 5,000 nkllled workmen.  For the flint time in the history of  the country a corporation, the Brook-  lyn Heights Railway company, has  been found guilty of violating the ten-  hour law. The offense ls a misdemeanor, punishable by a flne of $1,000.  The Engineering 'News has compiled  some interetlng statistics, according to  which lt appears that more than one  half of the cities of the United States  of over 3,000 Inhabitants have adopted  municipal ownership, of water wortcs,  PROVINCIAL POINTS.  G.  Schulll, for many' yenrs.: section  foreanan at Pleld,; hns resigned his position, and, in company .with J. Guilet-  to,has gone into business store/keeping.  John Thompson, aged ,22, a C. P.R.  iflreman who was popular and well  known aniong the railway, men of: this  division, died.at his home at Savonaa  last week.".'. H�� wns a member of' the  Knights ofi'Pythlas order. .  Eugene V.-Dehs has Started on a tour  of the. Northwest. He spoke at the  convention of the Western Federation  of Miners In Denver on Tuesday, and  will also address every local of the  federation;in the United States and  British Columbia. He will be about ten  weeks on his trip.  ���With tlhe advent of the C. P. B. summer .: time table oif June' 15Mi,' there  will toe ifour standards of time dn use on  the systems: At present tliere are three  standards in use, Pacific, Maritime and  Eastern_Centrnl. The_fourth will be  Atlantic Standard.  "When you want to hire a flr��t-clas��  horse and buggy, go to the Palace  livery stables.  Telephone 126.  The Mint.  Is located at tho corner of Carrall and  Hastings streets.   The bottled goods are  all first-class nnd the prices right for  every one.   Seattle Kninier beer, 5 cents.  Telephono 1���2���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace Hvery  stables.   I Lost! Lost! Lost! t  The only way to get your eyesight hack again to its old com- ���  fortable ease is by wearing a ���  .pair of .Spectacles or Eyeglasses '���  .iltted hy our doctor of optica, ���  who has had ten years experl- ���  ence in Eastern Canada, Ex- 9  aminatoln   free^    and    we   will ���  GUARANTEE " 'ALL  FILLED BY US.  ORDERS  The Intercolonial  will adopt the Atlantic time standard  which Is one hour faster than eastern.  Borne months ago the Granby com  pany at Phoenix gave up Sunday work  almost entirely, but when the ore shipments were Increased from. 75Q to 1,500  tons iper day, it was found necessary  to run seven dayB In the /week. Last  Sunday there were only about 200 mon  employed, nnd It Is expected before a  grent while to ibe able to get out the  quota of ore .'without' Sunday wofk of  any kind.  An engine, of interest to nearly, all  railway men, Is . now ninklng some  trial experiments on1 the hill near Field,  Tho engine In question is known as  the "Shny Engine," nnd Is exceedingly  powerful, weighs some 110 tons and is  capable of hauling 700 Ioiih lip a 4 per  cent, grade. The gearing Is nil on the  night hand side and .both engine and  tender are connected by a system of  cogwheels. The engine will eventually  go to ithe CroWa Nest Pass road.���Rev  elstoke ','Ierald.  Sardines, 6 tins tor 35c., at the City  Grocery, I      ���.   I ../jUl  That will do what a wood or coal  stove can do.  That's the kind you want, isn't it.  Come in and we will show you how  much' you can save on your fuel bill  and at the same time tell you how  cheap they are.  VANeOUVEIt HARDWARE CO.  LIMITED.  339 Hastings Street.  DAVIDSON BROS.,  The Jewelers and Obtlclsns, t  146 Cordova St.  ����������������������� ��������������� ������<���������  McDoseli, & Simpson Pioprlctors.  ALF. 1'. James Stugo Manager  Week Commencing  Monday, Next  Artistic and Refined Vaudeville.  EVERY ACT A FEATURE.  . .'HAKES A SPECIALTY OF . ".  o    in special Liqueur, also * -  o , ytrsBMLffliitiueurMj;'  -LARGE STOCK OF���. ���  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC  ��� Ciqars.  R. B. Mulligan & Co., Propa~.  COBNZB C0BDOVA AND CABBALL.  Babie Cutlery-  Just how we have some special of-  ferlnfiB In Table Cutlery of all kinds.  Dinner and Dessert Knives and  Fortes.  Tea, Dinner and Dessert Spoons, and  a full line of CARVERS.  This is a reiall Cutlery snap.  R. 0. BUCHANAN & CO.  CIIOCXEBY AND HOUBK fUllNIIIIIINOA,   -  Tolopliono 94-t. ���'���   409 HnntliiRa Street.  &NIOCR'S SHOE STORE  632   OBANVIUJE   STREET,  .1  Carries a full line of  UNION LABEL SHOES.  The   Union   Label   guarantees   fair  wages and good workmanship.  ���No scab lalbor.  If you wish your  PAINTING, PAPERHANOINO,  kXlsominino, OBAININO, ETC.,  Dono satisfactory try  GAULEY  &  DAVIS,  -The Practical Painters,  410 Cambie"Street..;:   Opp. Court House  GEO. HAY  Vancouver's    Pioneer    Clotho  Renovator, makeB �� suit new.  Dyeing and Repairing.  210 Cahbib St., vanooutbb.  We  wash  flannels  perfectly���  send.    '  .them home  sweet-smelling,  clean.  and.  as soft  as a.  baby's  face.-

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