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Array .'.."'.iTTi.lJ.'Cs, ���i.TJW. /^ aui _  s-aKMfiKiSMA a. a*j>i ���-���*��_:_-_. t_.:a_,r,  Legislative Lltm-"? Mar. ��[��.-:   y  Ll  ' H  THE ROYAL BANK  OF  CANADA  . . SAVINGS   BANK . .  A General Banking Business          Transacted.  OFFICES���Hastings   Street,   W���  (Westminster Avenue, Vancouver.   ���  I!. C. PEBflASFST LOIS Alt])  SAVINGS CO.  Auttiorb.>i1 Oipltat    -    .]0,Onn,nOA '  Riiti'crlbfdCapitiil   -   -    l,W0,nC0  Assets over    ....      3W),iM)  Hi-ikI ni' co 321 Cambie Street, Van  couver, B. C.  VOL. 5.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1902.  NO ri  Building Inspector  and the Union  " 2L W. A. O'Dell on Union Stamped  Boots and  Shoes-  Tailors and "Club" Suits���New Unions  Organized���Municipal.Committee Reports���High  School Students' Fees-rMontreal  Cigar-makers   Strike.  ���President Lamrick presided at Thurs-1 ginning at the strike, are now laying  day night's meeting of the T. and L.) off their hands and  their staffs liave  council. Secretary Cross was al30  at his tabic. B. XV. A. O'Dell, travelling representative of the Boot and  Shoe "Workers' union, had a seat on t'he  clatform.  CREDENTIALS.  Stevedores association���James  Sper-  xlng.  Bhirt, "Waist and Laundry Workers���  Messrs. Rowlands, Coltart, MoDermotl.  Cigannaikers���J. C. Millan and Chas.  Ia. Kuhn.  Delegates were seated.  COMMUNICATIONS.  From UTiremen's union   re. rates of  ���wages.   New business.'  From. F. XV. Patton, secretary Vic  toola Trades and La'bor council, r<  deputation Workmen's Compensation  ���act.   Filed.  J\rom P. M. Draper, Ottawa, score  tary Trades and Labor Congress of  Canada, acknowledging receipt por  . capita tax, and adding that tlio Congress has -been making great progress  during the past two years, and If we  only continue there Is no doubt ns to  the great Influence lt will have witli the  o-eprcseiitatives of the people in Canada.   Filed.  From Isaac Harris,  secrotary. South  \WcMngton, 13. C, miners, acknowledging receipt of $50l   There ls still abo^t  CD men out of work.   Most all of. tliem  shave families and have    tlieir all invested' ln.a little-home here.  .It looks  us if' they will all have "to go away,  as the company, has a black list. Filed.  From C. H. Thomson, acting secretary - Stevedores'   association,   drawing  attention -to a clause - that Aid. Foreman .Wants to Insert In the Early Closing hy-law, to olose the restaurants al  3B:30 a. m.   If this clause should bo inserted lt will .place thc memlbora in a  toad  position,   as   they  often  have   to  ���work vessels until 1 and 2 a. in. to get  them  away,   and   If  this should  pass  itfiey should have to close down at 12  xl m. to cat, which would soon uaune  trouble for us.    We wish  the council  to take tills matter up.   Filed, because  o plebiscite vote is to be taken on. the  early closing of licensed places In Jan  vary.  From Victoria Trades ��and Labor  oouncil re resolution provincial government land grants. .Referred to parliamentary committee.  From secretary Texada Miners'  union. No. 113, that lt is reported there  tbat American companies doing business on Texada" Island are arranging  ito import a quantity of workmen from  'tbe United States to be employed in  and around the mines of the Island in  contravention of the alien act. Filed.  From D. G. Macdonell, re interest on  mortgage of hall.   Filed.   From. Hon.--Jos Martin,--]!.-P.���P.,  Hon. XV. C. Wells, chief commissioner  ot lands 'and worlks, It G. Tatlow, M.  P. P., and R. E. Gosnell, secretary to  the promier, acknowledging receipt of  lettess re town of Fernie. Referred to  parliamentary committee.  MONTREAL CIGAR'MAKERS.  i-  From oflice of Cigar Makers' union,  No. ES: "We nre issuing this circular  Cor the purpose of exposing tho situation of our strike, and the difficulties  we have 'hnd to contend with since the  Issuance of our Inst circular. We have  slow been out over twelve months  struggling to obtain imstice and uphold liberty.  "Wc have It from one or the senb  manufacturers, who at tlhe present moment ls negotiating with us as to the  terms ot a settlement, that the conibl-  natlqn ls now split in two, this means  that the back bone of the bosses association Is broken.  ���"The large firms hav�� discontinued to  financially assist tlie small ones, claiming that the constant decrease in their  trade and the constant drain oh their  purse were ruining them. Eiach scab  is now looking out for himself.  considerably diminished since two  months. It is claimed they have too  much stoak on 'hand and of which they  cannot get rid.  "This proves conclusively that most  of them will be forced to meet our Just  demands or ibe compelled to go out o��  business If we are enaibled, through  your generosity, to hold out a month  or so longer.  "We have not had a single desertion  ln' the lust six months, and hnvo hail  30 only In the whofe twelve inontlis-  they were mostly bunch makers anil  rollers. Our memlbers are still as firm  to-day ns twelve months ngo, and If  we could oirly continue paying them  enough to exist on tor a, short while  longer, we would surely come out victorious In this, ono of the longest and  bitterest struggles ever waged by organized labor in years.  "In the months of January and February we succeeded In closing up several factories, ln the surrounding districts, where cigars were being mnde  for the strike shops here, and In conr  sequence of this, our local expenses  have increased considerably. With the  SS people taken out of these factories  our strike list is still up to 450. Tou  can therefore understand, gentlemen,  the enormous expense incurred by Oils  additional increase of non-beneflclal  memlbers.  "For the Hirst sixteen weeks our local  expenses averaged ?500-_ier week, and  for the past 36 weeks hey have averaged $900 per week, this of course wns  mostly paid out in benefits alone.  "Now that we. liave fought this battle so long and that we are" on the  verge of victory, It would be a pity to  lose it because of the lack of funds  with whioh.to carry on the fight a  month or so more.  "We therefore beg of you to earnestly consider our righteous cause, and  help us once more in our financial embarrassment, as we need your Immediate assistance.  "We beg to express our heartfelt  thanks for past assistance rendered.  '���Hoping you will act at once, as the  time is pressing, we remain, yours  fraternally,  i        "XV. MENARD, President.  "A. GARIEPT, Secretary."  "Montreal, Que."  Referred to the unions.  ORGANIZING COMMITTEE.  That the Builders'  Laborers' .union  had organized with 25 members.  That the teamsters had formed a  union with a roll of 90 members. There  will ibe about 160 members. A charter  was sent for and oflicers were elected.  This union includes everybody who  drives a horse.  also appointed to wait upon the board  to back up the   resolution.    It   comprises    .Messrs.      Macphernon,    Lllley,  Isaacs, Crow, Howland and Watson.  CLUB SUITS.  A deputation from the" tailors waited  upon the council.   The 13. C. renovating  company had wonked a hardship upon  tho union, It was contended,    lt  em-  l.loys Chinese,    Japanese   and    other  cheap  lalbor���whites.    Suit clubs   were  being run.   This was a gambling proposition.    Tn2 limit was placed at $35  per suit  and overy  time a suit  was  drawn for 41 was paid.   At each drawing the holder of the lucky ticket dropped  out.    His place was  immediately  lilled, und a sort of endless chain waa  kept agoing in this lottery.   This had  beon brought home to the union.   The  union decided  that club goods would  not be allowed to be made by union  merchants.   A member of a union had  got a club suit with a union label o.i  it, contrary to union rules.   The question was how far a union man  was  entitled  to  go  ln    this    regard.    The  using of the union label In this case  was underhand work.   It was a serious  matter.   If the party using the label  oould be got at a law suit would probably follow.   What  was wanted  was  ouch Information as would lead to the  one fraudulently using  the laibel.    A  charge against a member of a union  getting one of these suits was made.  On motion the delegation was Instructed to make complaint to the union dl-  .M_J______IPAL COMMITTEE.  Thliigs at .the city cojntil. were not  favorable to the firemen regarding an  Increase ot wages. Aid. Wood fought  very well for recognition of the men,  but was sat upon by the council. Referred ��� to parliamentary committee  with power to act.  HIGH SOHOOL STUDENTS* FEES.  The attention of thecouncll was call  od to thc fact that at the last meeting  of the school 'board a majority of the  trustees favored" a nominal fee bolng  charged to students, attending the high  school. Thc council was usked to protest against this matter. It wns contended that this -was a short-sighted  policy on the ipart of the school board.  The .board, it was pointed out, got a  per capita tax from the provincial government for the maintenance of the  bi hool. There were a great many  scholars from outside places who attended the high sohool and brought  trade to the city. The government  gave the allowance on these grounds  to maintain tke school. "Education  should be free as the adr."   The secre  tary was  instructed to send a letter  to the school board protesting against I make mistakes,  {Those who put In machines, at tke ibe-1 the proposed' fees.   A- delegation was | want to show that we are fair by rec  rect.   And the grievance committee was  instructed to report on the matter.  BUILDING  INSPECTOR CONDEMNED.  There is trouble in the building  trades at present. They were endeavoring to force the card system. The  business agent drew the union men of  a certain Job on Hustings street and  the non-union men followed. The civic  building inspector endeavored to persuade the latter to go back to work.  This was an Injudicious act of the Inspector. 'His oflice had been created  at the instigation of the Trades council. He, therefore, should attend" to his  own duties and let the men take care  of themselves. The secretary was .requested to write the city council pro  testing against the actions of the  building inspector.  UNION BOOTS AND SHOES,  E. W. A. O'Dell, Canadian travelling  agent of the Boot and Shoe Workers'  union of America, of Hamilton,  Cut.,  addressed the counciL   He said thru he  had endeavored to meet all the unions  In. the city, and    his only   means of  learning when they met was through  The Independent and on enquiry from  other sources.   If he had missed any  of the unions it would not be his fault.  He had observed that the life of any  organlzed body was its several committees.   Consequently a great deal of  the .work of the Trades council depend  ed almost entirely on them. He thought  that the council In this respect had not  much to complain of.  'But he was sorry  that, the laibel committee,  one of  the  most important, had not made its report     The   counoil   represented   the  whole of the unions,    and  its   work  should be one   entirely   of business.  Matters  tliat came directly from the  council had a great deal  of prestige  ���with the public on account of that fact.  Mr. O'Dell believed thoroughly in  the  principle of unions coming together to  mutually discuss their affairs, as what  affected, one_union_concerned_nnntlier.  If every union acted on this rule they  would very soon accomplish their purpose.    He represented'   the   Boot and  Shoe Workers  of America, who realized that lt must have the active cooperation  of   the    members  of other  bodies so as to create a demand for  union stamped goods.    At present he  was engaged ln  this province calling  on the different merchants to Induce  them to handle union stamped boots  and,shoes.   The reason, ifor taking thin  step waa obvious.   He    realized that  unions were simply a business proposition... And In .tjilg regard hp.kncw that  those   he   represented   would   be   materially assisted   by    union    workers  throughout the country.    He had not  only met with success in the cast, but  also in the west.  He was well satisfied  with the encouragement he   had got.  Besides the support or bhe unions direct the press, pulpit and the politician  had in many instances decried cheap  and,sweated labor.   He had found that  people have their eyes upon the movements of organized lalbor and If a mistake was occasionally made by it it  was magnified enormously.   "If we do  sold the speaker, "wo  tifylng tliem If possible."   That was nil  any fair minded person should expect.  If critics don't want to deal with or-  g.'inliiod labor on those lines, why then  we should get after them with ham  mer nnd tongs."   Unions were employers of labor Itself.    If 10 per cent, of  the  men   purchased    union'    stamped  goods  there  would not .be  a .firm  ln  Canada that would not use the union  stump.   They could patronize their own  products by purchasing no article unless lt bore the union   stomp.   There  were  men in  business who were unscrupulous and would put every effort  forth to push .the sale of their wares  and tell many plausible stories why the  union stomp was not used on certain  lines of  goods.    Referring to several  well-known devices in this regard the  spealcer referred to clothes renovatories  that got labels by ripping them off of  articles of wearing apparel that were  sent out to be cleaned, as well as cast-  off clothing, and the label so obtained  was used by the sweat shops.   Every  merchant    existed because they were  patronized  chiefly by union working-  men.   "In   patronizing   them,   should  wa encourage the unscrupulous  'man  who employed child and other cheap  labor, or should iwe deal with the fair  dealer, a man who- paid a living wage  and sold union stamped goods?"    He  contended that not one cent of money  of workingmen or any other class for  that matter  should go to  those who  would harm organized labor.    "I tell  you that if such men went out to kill  the union,' tho.t we  should   go  after  them."    Merchants   hereabouts   have  told me that ln some Instances shoes  without  union  stamp  were  preferred  because they were cheaper.  At St Hyacinth, Que., Sequin, Lallme & Co. sent  out goods that bore union stamp No.  117.    This firm  will not give up the  stamp, though it is unfair to the union,  and the result v/as that the case was  being fought out in the courts.   There  were  about a  dozen  union   firms  in  Canada  and some 100  ire  tho United  .States.   If men were true to themselves  Jand patronized their own people tiny  ���would  not require  to go Ibegglng for  jtlielr rights to any manufacturer, legislature or council, and receive the cold  shoulder.  In reply to a delegate IMr. OJDell stated that the output of concerns before  they came into the union were not considered as union made; only goods that  wero made under fair conditions.  Wages were so .low in Quebec that Ontario could not afford '' to make  coarser grades of work. ': ���'  , In reply to another delegate he said  tliat he had found that tlie firms of  Mills, Wetzel and Snider, ln this city,  handled the boots and shoes of Sequin,  Lallme & Co., with label 'No. 117. But  these gentlemen also handled other  goods which 'bore the label of fair  firms.  To a' further question whether the  shoes worn by the letter-carriers in  Canada, which were provided by the  government, were union made or not  he said that they were made by custom  ���workmen ln different parts of the country, but did not bear the union lab*l.  There was nothing to barr custom  shoemakers from joining the union.  UNION LABEL.  A delegate asked a question regarding the label committee carrying out  their duties. A resolution was passed  instructing the president to see If tho  committee wore an article bearing the  union label and see that it did its work.  THE HUM AND POLITICS.  To tlio Editor of The Indei'kndent:  Sir,���I have wondered and still  wonder how long workingmen intend to allow the present state, of  things to go on. Although we keep organizing men Into unions and solidifying the 'trade union movement on  this continent with a view to be better able to light the monopolies and  combines and trusts, whioh are daily  growing stronger and more numerous,  yet tlie very thing that would give us  relief is the very .thing wo are the  most fearful of .to encourage In our  unions. I refer to political action. I  know lt Is a scarecrow to a large num-  <ber of the workers, yet before, they  can expect to get relief in our economic  system we must get into the political  arena and alter them ourselves. The  things that appear to be keeping us  from taking action are our suspicion  of one another,' our- jealousy of one  another, and our deep set faith in the  older political parties. Every time a  worker advocates a move toward this  line of action our fellow workers are  suspicious tliat he has some move on,  directed or impelled by Ibase motives  of aggrandizement, or he ls a paid tool  of some other person or party. No  credit Is given him for good motives,  yet these men are the pioneers of that  movement which    is   compelling  sympathies arc with lis, but instead of,  showing our strength, let lt be felt  with a mighty blow that shall forever  put an end to the present economical  system and party government, which  ls giving away our Inheritance and  malting slaves of all.  PROGRESSIVE.  Vancouver, May 15, 1902.  BU'ti mm WIL  Tho card system in the building  trades went into effect - on Monday.  There ls no cause to complain of.  The emloyers In the building trades  throughout the city are generally favorably disiiosed to the new resul.v  tlons, which stipulate 'that none but  union men shall work on jobs.  But It has been necessary to tie one  or two jobs up. Work was stopped on  Dr. McKechnie's house on Robsom  street. The matter was settled, however, and the men resumed work on  Wednesday morning.        " c.  The painters were called off the  Methodist church on Princess street  This job is still idle.  The union carpenters on account of  scab  bricklayers    weie    instructed to  cease work on the Rcgers'    block on  if  Hastings street.   This trouble looks as  If it will be settled shortly.  Where is still some little bother with.  thej the small concerns wnicn, it is expect-  trade unions to get Into politics.   Hav-jed, will soon be overcome.  ing had party government by either!    Most   of the   contractors    are fast  liberal or conservative, republic or de-1 unionizing their work to save unneces-  TOO MUCH JOHNSON.  'A delegate askod why one Johnson,  a former Victorian, had been put on  the city police force? He was not a  permanent citizen and was given a position over the heads of citizens.  Adjourned.  BUILDERS' LABOURERS.  On Tuesday evening a large meeting  of builders' laborers wns held in Union  hall, when it was decided to organize  a union and form a branch of the International Builders' Laborers' union.  Organizer Watson has the matter now  well in hand.  ���ROGERS ACQUITTED.  Ob TJuesday the aase in the courts  was dropped against Frank Rogers,  the (fisherman charged with marooning  in the late fishermen's strike. Thus  terminates the last vestige of the great  strike of 1901 on the Fraser.  Tha socialists of Vancouver have  been reinforced recently toy the location in tliat city of Comrades Petty-  piece and Bohle, of the Typographical  union, and J. T. Mortimore, of the Tailors'. More power to them.���Citizen and  Country.' '  mocratic,    what   relief,   economically,  have we received from either that has  not been wrung from them by the people, who   have   had   almost   to   rebel  against the powers that be before they  could get the relief they were clamoring for.    And we have   hundreds    ot  working men to-day deploring their lot  and telling you ibefore election day thai  the old parties are both alike, yet before  and  on  election day clamor for  and work for and vote for ihe very  parties  who have    done   nothing for  them.   We must get ouit of this rut,  trade  unionists   must  move  on;  they  are a progressive body, and if^ they are'  to exist they-must enter, the political  arena and  return their  own class* to  congress  and  parliament.    The  trade  unionists of Great Britain and her colonies must get into politics and throw  suspicion and jealousies and parties to  one side if they'are, to exist..- By a  recent  decision  in  the flnal coui-t of  appeal in England the house of lords  has decided   that the   funds   of   the  unions can be seized to recompense the  employers    for   losses    sustained    by  strikes and boycotts.   Tliis is a direct  blow at the trade union, and a vital  one if we are to be in a perpetual lawsuit and our funds confiscated.   Hot  can the union help Itself if it is crippled for all time, powerless.   What is  the remedy for this: that trade unions  must enter politics and act as a unit  in altering the laws that oppress them,  and make them economically free; also,  now the house of lords has decided this  point,  the supreme court of Amerlci  will decide the same for them, and that  at the flrst opportunity, if the workers  only will, they can work out their own  aalvation, and set themselves free, politically and economically, and the only  way  to do lt  is by getting into the  field of politics, seize the reins of gov  eminent, and pass laws which will give  justice to all and special privileges to  none.���Ifthe trade .unions'wlironiydo  this, they will the sooner usher ln the  great   social    democracy   which   will  surely reign sooner or later.   Now, fellow workers,   union    and    moni-unlon,  what Is lt to be: the trade union crip- j  pled and maimed, or strengthenad and  Ibtoadened ln Its scope ?  I appeal to non-unionists (because If  the union is crippled, who Is to stand  ibetween you and slavery? It Is the  union who has improved your condition, though you have done nothing  to help it, yet . politically you can  throw ln your lot with it, because it  wlH-not cost you a cent to cast your  vote with It to help set you coonomle-  ally free. I say shall the trade union  be crippled or will you stand by it and  vote with it on election day? If you  do this, nothing can stem the march  of progress.  We shall soon see the bnnner of liberty tfrtfurled, and a contented people  on this earth, instead of discontented.  The old "ohestnut," "no politics in our  union," Is all humbug, but let us rather  go to the polls as we do on laibor day  to show our strength, marching as one |  man,  sary trouble and exsensc.  The object of stiiklnc is onlv ta enforce the union rules. The matter of  wages is not under discussion, but recognition of the union. Men are floing  Into the unions by the doien.  'Mr. C Hilton Is the business ajrent.  Contractors will save a great deal OX  time and bother by calling at Union  Hall for what men they require, as Mr,  Hilton is in contact with all the union  men.  JfeJ  G.  W.  ISAACS,  President of the Barbers' Union.  120.  Tho subject of this sketch was horn  in" the .State of Oregon. He has worked at his profession for the past 10  years In his native state, AVasningtoa  and British Columbia. Prior to his  coming to Vancouver in June, 1S37, he  was located at Victoria for seven  months. Almost immediately upon hi3  arrival in this city he started the Sunday closing agitation, which was successfully accomplished within eleven  months Iby mutual agreement between  employers and employed.    In  Septem  ber, 1S99, Vancouver union, No. ISO, waa  formed, and "George" beennie Its first  president,    which   oflice   he   has filled  with  .both  credit   to  himsell   and   the  union ever since.   In October, last year,  I he was chosen delegate to thc International convention of barbers, which met  at Saginaw, .Mich.    By  that body he  was elected on Its miscellaneous committee in recognition of this prov'nee,  Bro. Isaacs has served his union faithfully nnd has worked hard as an ex-  ofiiclo member of all committees.   He  l�� delegate to the local Trades und Labor council, and Ls at present employed  by the Savoy barber shop.    He Is very  popular with  his fellows,  and   Is  well  and favorably known as a citizen of  sterling qualities and an ornament to  his calling.  Walt Jordan, Vancouver's pioneer  tonsorlal artist, is now running a shop  in the Commercial hotel. Of course the  union card adorns the walls 'of nis  place.  FISHERMEN'S UNION.  Steve Dames has 'been elected to tho  recording our vote as one mam j presidency.   The next meeting will be  for the men of our choice, who shall held on May 31st, at which all mem-  be fei'ow-workers tike ourselves, wljosal bera are requested.to be presant        j  ,   |  .' $  ;  j,  i -i  \'i  \i  ft'.i  ! f  I ;{  I.,.  '��� .*  n-  !  I':.. I DEATH AND VICTORY  A Beautiful Eastsr Discourse by  Rev. Dr. Talmage.  RESURRECTION  OF   THE   DEAD  Tliu Clul-.ti.in Ikff of Dii.'ltti an lh�� Ell-  ti-.iiM'u tii a l'tiller I.ifV-llie l.liat'KO ��t  tliu llltlcU Gi.int���1 iuj Lm or tho luinb  ���IIout of lli�� Kli'tf "f . til lor-.-1 llo  l'liii.l Vit'tor>.  Hnti-nd Ai'eoi'iluurtoAct nfl'nrli.uiiL'iiUif Ciiii-  uil.i. in llie >c.ir 1072 bj \\ illi.-iiit Hani*, ol To-  lolilu. nt Iho Dcji'l of A^i-ii ililtiro O...IU.I.  Washington, Mnrcli ;J0.���The Chris-  ti.iu view of death .is llie eiilr.ineo lo  a iiillrr life is prosenud in tins Easier discourse by Dr. T.Um.igo lroni  the le.\t, 1 Cor.j x\, ."il, "lie.ith is  swallowed up in victory."  About 1.SV0 liaster mornings Imvo  waUinid llie earth. In 1'Y.u'ee for  three ouuiirios the almanacs in.ide  the yeur bet;in ut KaMir until  Charles IX. ihadu the year begin at  Jan. 1. in the Tower of I.oiulou  there is a royal pay roll of Kdwui-il  1. on uliu-li ihere is an entrj of IS  pence for -100 colored anil pictured  eggs, with which ihe people sported,  lu ilussia slaves were fed anil alms  Were distributed on Easter. Ecclesiastical councils met in I'ontus, in  Caul, in Home, in Acliaia, lo decide  the particular dny nnJ niter a con-  tro\ers.v more uiiiuiulcil limn gracious ileculed it, and now through all  Christendom m some way the Iirst  Sunday after the full union which  happens upon or next tiflcr March 21  is filled withE.isler rejoicing.  The royal court of the .Nuliliaths  is made up of Iilty-two. l'"ift.\-one  arc pimccs in the royal household,  but Easier is queen. She wears  richer diadem, , she sways a more  jeweled sceptre, anil in her smile  nations nre irradiated. How welcome  she is when, after a harsh winter and  late spring, she sr-enis to stop out of  the snowbank rather tliun the conservatory, to conic o"l of the north  instead of thc soulli, out of the arctic rntlier than llie tropics, dismounting from the icy cqti'nux, but  welcome this iiucenly day, holding  high in her right hiinil llie wrenched  joff bolt of Christ's sepulchre and  hold ing high, in her left hand the Uoy  to nil tho cemeteries in Christendom.  ' Jly text is an ejaculation, lt is  spun out of halleluiahs. 1'iiul wiole  right on in his argument alioiil the  resurrection and observed all tho  laws of logic, but when lie c.miu to  write t.he words of the text his lingers and his pen and the parchment  on which lie wrote took lire, mid he  cried out, "Dealli Is swallowed up in  ���victory!" It is an exciting thins to  see an army routed and llyiii;-',- They  run each other down. '1 hey scatter  everything valuable in tho track. Un-  wbeeleil artillery; hoof of horse on  breast of wounded and dying man.  You have heard of the French fulling  bnck from Sedan, of Napoleon's track  of 90,000 corpses in the Miowbanks  of Kussia, of the retient of our, armies from ITtinassas or ol" the I'no  kings tumbling over the rocks of  Belli horan with tlieir nrinies while  the hailstorms of heaven anil the  swords of .foshua's host struck them  with their finy.  Tlio CliHrlco of Hip I'.IurU Giiitit.  Iii my text is a worse discomfiture.  It seems that u black Riant proposed to conquer the earth. He gathered  for his host all the aches and pains  ���and malarias and cancers anil distempers and epidemics of the ages.  lie marched them down, drilling them  in the northwest, wind anil nmiil the  slush of tempests. He threw up barricades of grave mound, lie pitched  tent of diurnal house. Some of the  troops inarched with slow tread com-  ��� mantled by consumptions, some in  double r;uick commanded liy pneumonitis. Sumc lie took by long be-  siegoniont of evil habit and .some by  one stroke of the batllcax of casualty. With bony hand he pounded nt  thi iloor bf hospitals niul sickrooms  orol won all the victories in nil the  great battlefields of all the five continent'!. Forward, march! orderid  the conqueror of conquerors, and nil  the generals and commanders in chief  and till presidents and kings tintl sultans' nn.l czars dropped uirclor the  feet of bis war charger. But one  Christmas night his antagonist wns  born.  As most of the plagues nnd sicknesses and despotisms come out of  "tlic^enKt^itrWus-appropriiile-tliaUlie.  new conqueror should come out of  the same quarter. Power is given  l.im to awaken nil the fallen of all  the centuries and of till lands nntl  marshal tliem against the bltii-l:  ginnt. Fields have nlrcncl.v bi-i n  won, but the Inst dny of the world s  ���existence will see the decisive battle.  When Clirist shall lend forth his two  "brigades, tlio brigade of tlie risen  dead ami tho brigade of the celestial  host, the black giant will full bnck.  and ihe brigndo from the riven sepulchres will take him from bcnenlh,  ���ond the brigade of descending Immortals will take him from above,  jiiul death shall be swallowed up in  victory.  The old braggart thnt tliroiiltnod  the conquest and demolition of the  planet has lost his throne, has lost  hi.s sceptre, has lost his palace, has  lost hi.s prestige, nnd the one word  written over till the gates of mausoleum und catacomb nnd necropolis,  on cenotaph nntl sarcophagus, on the  lonely Mian of the nivlii' explorer  and on thu catafalque of great cisth-  i.i)rnl. written in capitals of nrnliii  untl ''ti'la lily, written in iiiuiiifiil  c.itlencc. written in doxology of uro.it  crsscrnb'.'Kes, writlen on the t-culpl"i-  cd floor of tho family vaull. is "Victory."       Coronal   word,   eiiibun >on t!  ��� word,  apocalyptic won!,  chief   v.v.i-  of triumphal arch'under which    to:,-  querors return.  Rour of tlio K1��K or Tim-o>".  Victory! Word shouted nt Crllodin  and Balaclava nntl Blcr.lic'm. ul  :-'-'-  Biddo     and Solfer'no, ut M.irnth u  ���where the Athenians drove bnck    ihel  Modes: at Poictiers, where Charles  Mallei broke the ranks of tho Snm-  cm>; al Snlanus, where Themistocles  in the great sea light confounded the  Persians, and ut the door of the  eastern ca\ern of chiseled rock, where  Chi ist came out thiough a recess  tun! ll-.iottletl the King of terrors and  pul him back in llie niche from whiih  the celestial Conqueror had ju->l  cuii'i-ged. Aha' When tho j.iws ofthe  eastern mausoleum look down the  hl.uk ni.uil. "death was sw.illov.-Kl  up in victory." I proclaim llie abolition of death  Tlie old aiitiiunnist i.s ilriieii back  inio mythology wnh all the lore  iibiiut Stygi.m letry and I'li.irou wilh  o,u- .mil .boat. MelroM' M'be.v nml  Kenilwortli t'.istlo aie no more in  rums ilian i.s the sopulili.e. We shnll  li.ixo no nio'-e to tin with ilenlli than  wo li.ive with the i lo.il.rooiu at a  g.iviinor's or a pi-i'suli'iil's levee.  We slop at stn-h eliml.room ami leave  n ch.u cu of a s't\.ui: our overcoat,  iiur overshoes, our oiiiwnrd apparel,  iliut wo may mil I o iinpe.'eil in the  bi'illianl round of tlie i!ia\\:u.s room.  Nell, my irie'uls. when \'o go out of  ���.lii�� woild we aie going lo a king's  I unqui-t and to a lo.-eplioii of nion-  art-lis mid til the iloor <a' 'he tomb  v.e leave the cloak of ie ll and Iho  wrappiii:',-. wilh width uo meet the  it onus of litis world. At the close  of un earthly ret option, under the  brush nnd broom of the porler. throat or Iml tuny Lo hamlet! to us  Letter than when we resigned it, nntl  llie cloak of Immunity will filially be  returned to us improved nii'l 'brightened und put-ilicd und glorified.  Vou untl I do not waul our bodies  reluriKd as they are noil'. We want to  get rid of all their weaknesses anil all  llieir .susceptibilities lo fatigue and  nil tlieir slowness of locomotion. We  want thein put through a chemistry  of soil and IhmI ond cold and changing seasons, out oi which Ciod w'ill  reconstruct them i.s much bet tor than  thoy tire now as the body of the rosiest, and healthiest child that bounds  over the lawn in Central Park is  better than tlu i ickost patient in  llellevue Hospital. But as to our  soul, we ��i!l cross ri^lit over, not  waiting for obsequies, independent of  obituary, inio a slate in overy wuy  bettor, wiili wider loom t.nd velocities beyond computation, Ihe dullest  of us into companioni-hip with the  very best spn-ils in their very best  mood, in the very parlor of the universe, the four walls burnished am!  paneled and pictured and glorified  with all tbo splendors Unit ihe infinite Clod in all the ages bus been able  to Invent. Victory!  ���1 ho Urn or thi- Tomb.  This view, of course, makes it of  but little importance whether we are  cren'ialed or sepulturod. If the latter  is dust to dust, the former is ashes  to ashes. If any prefer incineration,  lot tlieni have it without cavil or  protest. The worltl may become so  crowded Unit cremation may be universally adopted by law as well as  by general consent. Many of the  mightiest /and best spirits have gone  through this process. Thousands and  tens of thousands of Cod's children  liave been cremated���P. P. Bliss  and wife, the evangelistic singers,  cremated .by accident al Ashtabula  bridge; .lolm Hodaoijs, cremated by  persecution: Latimer tintl ltidloy,  cremated at Oxford: Polhiiius, and  Mliindiim, ti slave, tintl Alexander, a  physician, and their comrades creunited al the. order of Jim-ens Aurol-  ins: al least a Iiundred thoti'-aiid of  Christ's disciples emulated, ant! there  can lie no doubt about the lesurrec-  t ion. of llieir bodies. If tlie worltl  lasts us much longer as it has thus  far. there perhaps limy be no room  I'or tlie .large acreage set apart for  resting places, but there is plenty of  room yet, and the race neetl not pass  lhat bridge of fire until it comes to  it. The most of us prefer the old  way. But whether ont of natural  disintegration or cremation wo shall  gel lhat luminous. Iiuoynnt. 'jjh'tl-  Mjnio, transcendent, iiiiiunilictnl, inexplicable structure called the resurrection hotly. Vou will have it: I  will have it.  1 say to you to-day us I'm:I s-airi  to Agrippa, "Why sho'ild il bo  1 bought n thing incredible with you  that God sliould raise the tieiid.'"  Thai fur up cloud, higher limn the  hawk dies, higher tliun the et-gle  Hies, what is it made of? Di ops  of water fiom a river, otlier drops  from a lake, still otlur drops from  a slai>n. nl pool, but now embodied  in a cloud and kindled by the  sun. If Clod cnu make such a  lustrous cloud out of water drops  many of them soiled end impure  and fell hod from iiii'es away, run  be nol transport the fingmeiits of  a human    body    from tl-o drill   and  -ouLoLtliemJmild_a=r,u<innt body ?_  Ciinnot Clod, who owns nil tho  material out of wliish bones, muscle and flesh are mado. set them up  again if tbey have fallen? If a  manufacturer of telescopes drop a  telescope on the Iloor and it breaks  can he not mend ft again so you  can soo through it? And if Cod  drops the human eye into the dust,  the eye whicli lie originally fashioned, can he not restoio it. Aye,  if the manufacturer of the telescope, by Ihe us0 of a new gltws nnd  a change of lnatoi-inl. cun iniiko jv  better instrument than Unit, whicli  was originally constructed and actually improve it, tlo you not think  Ihe fashioner of the hmiinn eye mav  Improve its sight and multiply the  natural eye by the thousandfold  additional forces of thc resurrection  eye?  rvervitnv Uottm-pctioiifi  "Why should it be thought with  you tin incredible tiling Umt Cod  should raise ihe. (lend?" Thtpgs all  around us suggest it. Out of what  grow all these flowers? Out of tbe  mold and the earth. Resurrection!  Resurrection! The radiant butterfly���where did it come from? The  loathsome caterpillar. That albatross that smites the tempest with  its wings���where did it come from?  A senseless shell. Near Bcrgernc,  Franco, in a Celtic tomb under a  block, were found flower seeds that  had been buried 2,000 years. The  explorer took the flower seed and  planted ��� it, and it camo up. It  bloomed in bluebell and heliotrope.      Two   thousand  years      ago  buried, yet resurrected! A traveler  says he lomui in a mummy pit in  Kgypt gulden poas that bad been  burn.ll there D.000 years ago. lie  brought tliem out, and on the 4th  of .lime, lSl'l, he planted them,  and in thirty days they sprung up.  Buried 15,000 yours, yet resurrected! "Why should it be thought  a thing inci edible wilh you that  God should    raise tlle dead?"  "Why should it be thought a thing  inirediblo Willi vo�� that Cod should  in iso tho dead'1" Tho insects Hew  and the Worms crnwlod last autumn  feebler uud fcoblor and tin n stopped.  'Ihey hiiM-taken no food. 'Ihey want  none. 'I hey lie dormant and insensible, but soon the south wind  will blow the lesurreciion trumpet,  anil tho ll ir and Ihe i.irlh will bo  'full of tliem. Ho .sou not think  that (lod can do ns much for embodies as lie does for the w^sps  nml the spitleis and the snnils? 'Ihis  morning t\t half past lour o'clock  I bore was a i i-surrection. Out of  tlie niiilit the day. In a fow  weeks there will bo a res'irrection  in all our guldens. Why not some  day a resurrection amid the graves?  Even and anon tliere are instances of men and woinin entranced. A  iranco is death followed b.v resurrection uflor a fi-w days; total suspension of mental power and voluntary action. Rev. William  Turnout, a groat evangell'st of tho  lusl generation, of whom Dr. Archibald Alexander, a man far .from  being .sentimental, wrote in most, eulogistic terms���Rev. William Ton-  nent seemed lo die. His spirit  ai'linreiitly lolt the body. People  i tunc in dny after day and said,  "llo is dead, lie is dead." But the  soul that lied returned, nnd Will  Tetment livtd to write what he had  seen while his soul was -one.  I called at my friend s house one  .summer day. 1 found the yaid  till pilled up with rubbifh of carpenter's and mason's work. The  door wus olT. The plumbers hud  torn up the Iloor. The roof was  being lifted in cupola. All the pictures wero gone, and the paper  hungers were doing their work. All  tiie modern improvements were being introduced into that dwelling.  Tliere was not a room in the  house lit to live in nt that time,  although a mouth beforo when I  \isitod that hoi'.ro everything was  so beautiful 1 could not have suc-  gestetl improvement. My friend  Iind gone with his family to the  Holy Lund, expecting to come  back at tlio ond of six .months,  when the building was to be dono.  And, oh, what was his joy when  at the ond of six months he returned and found the oltl house  had been enlarged nml improved and  glorified. Thi.s is your body. It,  looks well now���all the rooms filled  with health, and wo could hardlv  iniiko a suggestion. But after  awhile your soul will go to the  Holy Ltinil. ami while you arc gone  the old house of your tabernacle  will be entirely reconstructed from  collar to attic. ��� and every nerve,  muscle and bone and tissue nnd artery must be hauled over, an'd the  old structure will be burnished  and adorned and raised and cupolaed  and enlarged, and all the improvements of heaven introduced, and you  will move into it on resuiroction  day. "For wc know that if our  earthly house of this laboinncle  were dissolved we have a building  of God, a house not mode ' with  hands, eternal    in tlio  heavens."  Ill*   I ll'lli Viitoii.  And so when the world's last  Easter morning shall come thc soul  will descend, crying, "Whore is mv  body''" And the'body will ascend,  saying, "Whoro is my soul ? "  And the Lord of the resurrection  will bring them together, and it will  be a perfect soul in n Pel feet body, introduced by a perfect Christ  into ti perfect. Heaven. Victory!  Do you wonder that on Faster dav  we swathe om' churches with garlands? Do you wonder we celebrate it- with the most consecrated voice of nong that we can invito, with the deftest lingers on organ, and cornet and with doxolo-  gies that boat these arches with  the billows of sound as the soa  smites the basalt at Giant's  Causeway? Only the bad dis-ap-  provo of the resurrection. A cruel  heathen Warrior heard' Mr. Mof-  fatt, the missioiiaiy. pn'a'b nbout  Iho resurrection, and ho ������aid lo  iho missionary. "Will mv father  i iso in the last day?". "Vo-."~Miid  the missionary. "Will a'l tii '".id  in-'battle rise?" said ihe i r 11 < hi f-  titfn. "Yes," said the ini'-i n.ry.  Then said the warrior: "1 e' me  hem- no more about the r ��rr-  rection. There can be no rei>'!r-  _roct ion:���there, shall Jio.jhl.jj".!.'rip ���-  tion. 1 hnvo slain thous.-nd.s~ in"  battle. Will' they rise?" Ah, th"ri  will bo more to rise on that day  than those whoso crimes havo never been repented of will want to  see! But for all othrrs who allowed Christ to be their pardon  and their life nnd their resurrection  it will be a dny of victorv.  The thunders of tlio last day will  bo the salvo that greets yon into  harbor. , The lightnings will be  only the torches of triumphal procession marching down to escort  you home. Tho burning worlds  flashing through fnimonsity will  lie the rockets celebrating your corona I ion on thrones where you will  reign forever nnd forever and forever. Where is death? What have  wo to do with death? As your reunited body and soul swing oft  from this planet on that last day  you will sec deep gashes all up  and down the hills, deep trashes  -.ill up nnd down the vMlley, and  they Will be the emptied graves,  they will be the abandoned sepulchres, wfth rough ground tossed  on each side of them, and slabs  will Iio uneven . on the rent hillocks, tintl thero will bo fallen monuments and cenotaphs, and then  for tho first time you will appreciate  the full exhilaration of the text,  "Death ts swallowed up in vic-  lictory."  ITnil the Lord of earth nnd heaven !  Praise to thoo by both be given.  Thee we greet triumphant now:  Hail the resurrection thou!  ��o*o*o+o#o*o**o*o*o*o*o��o��  By the...  Skate's Click  By WIMrKED CLARKE  Copyright, 1001, by A. S. Klclmrdaon  <��O4.O*O0O<l>Ot>O<><>O<'O��.O*O*O*O*  Between the strike nud the train robberies Bnscoui. superintendent of the  I,, nnd W. road, wns having his linnds  full. Secretly he believed the latter to  bo the result of tho former. Do had  mnde n clean sweep of the malcontents  sit Solent, nnd the strikers hhd been  stranded high nnd dry financially.  There had been ugly rumors und  threats, too, but Bnscoui hnd gone  quietly on his wuy. Sympathy lu the  small Interior city ran with the strikers, nnd whnt he thought the superintendent wisely kept to himself.  When he had ordered the posters offering a reward of .fHOO for' information lending to tho apprehension of the  train robbers, lie hnd fold thnt lt wns  inonoy wasted. The average inhabitant of Solent was not looking for  trouble.    >,  And now oil a crisp morning In December two youug people stood before  one of those snmo posters, gnxlng as  if fasciiinted'-nt the "$500" In startling  crimson capitals.  "If we had that, we'd got married  tomorrow," murmured Harry Bronson.  Pretty Bessie Millar sighed profoundly and looked uo longer at the printed  clinriioters, but Into hot' lover's eyes.  Tliey were honest gray eyes, and she  wondered how hor father could be so  heartless. lie had said slio should not  marry Bronson until the latter had at  least S500 to his credit in the Solent  Savings bank, and how was a shipping  clerk nt thc freight depot to save up  SoW on a salary of S-10 u month?  "Time's up. Bess!" he exclaimed as  a distant whistle proclaimed the approach of the northbound freight.  "I've just a minute to help you Into  the sleigh. "How's the ice up your  wny?"  "Splendid," sho answered as ho tucked the robes snugly about hei^ "I tried  it this morning, and it's as smooth as  glass."  "Well, be at the willows tonight at  8, and we'll have n skate. The two  mile spin will just limber mo up."  She nodded, and then Pole, the Swedish man of all work at the Millar farm,  snapped the whip, and away thoy Hew.  The Millar homo wus two miles below Solent, on the river, and midway  ���nasi mioxsos's coat utukally went dp  IS SMOKE  a huge bridge spanned, tho stream  whoro the L. and XV. crossed to the  town. Below this the road ran several  miles toward Digby. At 7 o'clock  Bronson strapped on the long blnded  racing skates und with the wind at  his back shot past the railroad track  toward thc bridge, .lust as he reached  this point a snap sounded aud he fell.  The strap holding the heel of tlio right  skate had rotted during the summer's  inactivity.  He snt down on the stone pier of a  ^pai__aml__ndjuijted an extra strap. A  ring on UTo~lce~ca~iightibls=attontionr  Two mun approached, and, drawing  the slide over his skating lamp, ho  crouched, listening. Quickly he recognized thu voices ns thoso of Harrity and  Stevens, two yardmen who had been  dismissed by Bnscoui. They were  grumbling because switchmen had  boon stationed at either end of the  iii-ldgo and they were obliged to climb  onu of the piers.  "We'll fli lilm good this time!" growled Uarrity. "He's duo at Solent In his  spocial at S:20."    '  "I don't see why you have to piek  out n climb like this." snarlad Stevens.  "We oould drop down the read nnd  pull out a rail easier than this job."  "Bali! What's n climb to dumping  the supe lu the river? Tlie plunge will  lead the train through the lee. with  water twenty feet deep. 1'nt out the  aid men. will he'! Well, the last one's  ���{one by his orders."   ���  As soon ns tlie rullitins wort- safe on  the brldire Harry skated noiseles-ly to  the Solent side of the river, whole tlie  dnnltiws were deepest. As lie ivnchi'il  llie shore soniellilng briny slat  llu-ough the nir and .struck the ii-i- v.- tli  l crush. It was the rail., i.atei rah!'-  :!ie Miuiitl of saws. They Mere cutting  ;he timber guard ra!K  Bapidly  the tiui'i-llled  young  follow  reviewed  till) chances     Tu  leli'.ru  to  Solent  would  be too i inw  n  profei's.  So   telegram   ctir.ld   i. ���.:   ren.di   thc  special,    lie must  warn '.lie ���-���iri'i.ii-  :->i"lnnt. IV.f to luforiu lh" swilcliu.t-n  ut either oi'.'.l of the lir'.ilge might jm-i  oipltato a iluht.   linrrlt..' and i-'t.u',  wore dcspciaie.    luni'i  Uie  r.m   I  sped to moot tho train  lifiing hi.; Ki  so the blade would not click a. It l.i  the Ice.   llo had won the nieiiig-i '.:ai.  pionshlp llie year bcfu'.e. but i.cm v h ���  ho atiaiiicil the prei.fin speed.    As 1  shut by the willows .lulling o::t I':on  llie Millar fiiriii he saw a si.:, ,ei l'j.  tiro   marching   resolutely   Lac.    n .  forth on the bank.    A faint "'llolio:  reached  ills ears,  lir.t lie could  >.'-..!.  wave  his   hand  In   rospoin-o'    Tiiui  miles beyond he litai-d ihe faint v.-hls  tlo of tho special, satinueil I'or a g-.rn!  crossing.    It must bo at Holt's, two  miles bolow.  lie swung in shore and clambered up  the stoop bunk, not stopping even t,.  remove Ills skates. Benching the tl.iel.  ho hastily jerked olf his coat, saturni  ed it with oil from his skating lump  then with matchbox in hnnd awniti u  the appearance of the special aroma'  the bond. A sharp v, hlstle and a ila.,|,  of light, then Branson's coat literal'.'  wont up In smoko. The warning ua,.  so sudden Hint the train rolled pas;  him before the engineer could !m;:g  It to n stop.  With I'.ast-oui cuine tbo president til  the road, Mr. linnllng. and the two or  llcinls listened in aaia/.oiiient to F.to.Y  soli's tale. The president spoke decisively:  "Tliere must be no mistake tills time.  We must got those two men. ��� We'll  run up ns far as the bridge and then  send on to town.  Harry glanced up quickly.  "Excuse my making the suggestion  but If you'll glvo uie a note to the  sheriff 1 think wo can land tlieni all  right. You hold tho train hero, so theii  suspicions will not' he roused, nnd  they'll probably wait in town till the  wrecking train starts out."  President Harding gave the young  clerk a shrewd glance.  "You're right. Here. Baseom, give  tho boy your coat. There's un extra  ono in the cur. If not. ho needs it more  Hum you do. Ue has n goodish spin  lu fore lilm yet. And I'll write the  unto." -, *  ���>      ,.��        ���        *       ���        *        *  The   nest   morning   Bessie   Millar,  waiting for the mail at tho postolllcet  again   stood  reading  the  L.  and   \V.  poster.   Some one walked to her side  ami sho turned hor head haughtily.  "Oil. good morning. Mr. Bronson!"  Harry led hei- to the deserted cornel  near the money order department and  oponod his batteries.  "Now, soo hero. Bessie." he said;  "there's no use getting huffy. I admit  J owe you nn apology for not stoppiug  ''inst night, but''���  "You prefer .lonnle Holt for n skating part nor. 1 saw you shoot round  the bend toward lhelr place.",  'Ves. but 1 didn't stop. I guess you  haven't hoard I lie news. I was on the  trail of train rc'.ilicrs and wreckers and  'sieli.' " There was a sparkle of mls-  t'hlof in his eyes as Bessie turned round  slowly and looked ut him. "You know  I said only yesterday morning tliat If  we had the $500 we'd got man-led at  slice, and as you didn't say nny I hold  vou to tho agreement."  "1 don't understand," murmured Bessie, but her eyes wore fairly shining.  "Where wero you going? What were  you doing then���when I saw you?" '  And when Bronson had explained  his mission he added, with a sigh of absolute satisfaction:  ^4Unot-oiilylgot-the_$500._but_when  we're married I'm to have a position  iu the Denver otUces with the president  ���his private secretary. Ho liked my���  my suggestions last night. The salary  is to be $2,500 a year, Bess. Now will  you be good?"  Bessie smiled up at him.  "I think we could both bo good,  very good, ou $2,500 a year," she said  demurely.  The Girls of I,lnicrlclr.  If asked. "Where aro the prettiest  girls lu the world?" I will Immediately  reply, "In Limerick, "Ireland." There  are a freshness offaco, lustrousnoss of  eyes, healthfulness of color and complexion about the Limerick girls en  masse that carry off the sweepstakes  trophy. The girls of Gork and of Uie  lakes���ln fact, of the country all the  way down from Dubllu���are somewhat  of the Limerick order, ln form they  constitute a happy medlliui between  the rotund English ninlds across one  channel am] the sylphllke Parisian  demoiselles beyond the other.  But the Limerick face Is the perfection of feinulo beauty, a human ceramic without'a blemish. The Limerick  girl is also the highest cxiimple of exquisite wit and ingetiuousuess, an extraordinary assimilation, lo be sure.  Iu other words, while she Is not Insensible of her sparkle of words, she  scorns like one who has never lookcil  frequently Into a mirror. She has  regulnr and sometimes very pretty  teeth, and, if her nose Is often Inclined  to retrousse and there ls an "Irish ex-<  prcsslou of mouth," these byt-^add  piquancy lo lier other beautiful features.���Argonaut.  The t.OHt Forty.  There Is a tract of land in Tazewell  county, III,, lying along the Mackinaw  river, whlcli consists of a continuous  scries of abrupt and deep ravines. Not  a foot of the tract could be cultivated.  The ridges nre full of fox dens, wolves  are occasionally found, and turkey buz-  aards hover over ,lt In largo Hocks.  Even people familiar with the territory  have been lost In the dense forest. Except for n few giant oaks the wood  has no commercial value.        ' ���  The tract is known as the "LoBt  Forty" because no,.one knows who  owns It. For years It has been used  for trading purposes, and many unwary persons from a distance have advanced money upon lt and taken mortgages in various sums, only to receive  a questionable title to a worthless  piece of land. On the Tazewell county  taxbooks the "Forty" appears with  "owner unknown." Thc land is watered -by Innumerable springs and the  Mackinaw river, which winds Its way  through.  Been' Venom For RlienmatUra.  Dr. Terc, a medical man of much repute in Vienna, advocates as an effective remedy for rheumatism the saturating of the patient's bod7 with the  venom of bees. For the purpose he ex-'  tracts the venom, treasuring it up In  quantity and applying It artificially in  the way of punctures. Ho founds this  treatment on his discovery thnt rheumatic patients do not suffer from a  bee's sting to anything like the same  degree as other people. He found that  the tumefaction or swelling that follows the stinging of a bee does not appear in the rheumatic patient unless  he has been stung several times, while  In some,cases the stinging ls hardly  felt. When the patient suffers himself  to be stung repeatedly, his Immunity  against the poison of the bee becomes  complete,1 and he feels no pain whatsoever. What Is more, he gets cured of  his rheumatism.���London 'Giuue.  The Joke on Ben.    .  Two men. Tom and Ben, worked side  by side for thirty years In a grocery  store, where there were a great many  unreasonable people to satisfy. Both  had grown old. and finally one night  Tom became violently 111. A doctor was  called, who, after his arrival, told Tom*s'  that he could not recover.  Tom thought about It for awhile and  then said: "Won't It be a great, joke on t  Ben!  I won't have to go to work to-',  morrow, but Ben will have to turn out,  ns usual, and hear the san>�� old unreasonable complaints."  Getting Around  It.  Local���1 am .writing a short notice  about the appointment of our towns-"  man Lakwlt to the position of town  auditor. 1 really can't say that be has  any fitness for the place, aud yet on  personal grounds 1 prefer to associate  his name with the appointment in some  complimentary way.  Editor In Chief���Why can't you speak  of him 'as a mau of rare good judgment? I am sure there Is no one of our  acquaintance in whom good judgment  Is so rare.  It AU  lH-pcnd*.  ���A student long ngo nsked the president of-Ouorliircrillogc~ll'-ho-could=not=  be permitted to take a shorter course  of study.  "Oh. yes." replied the president, "but  tbnt depends upon what you want to  make of yourself. When God wants to  make nn ouk. he takes a hundred  yenrs. but when he wants to make a  siina'sli he takes six months." ��� Instructor.  EfgeaetacEios, BiHoussiess  and Constipation M'e Thoroughly Cured by Ds*. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills.  Thero is no singlo organ in tho human body which exerts such a wldo influonco ovcr tho other organs as  does tho liver. It hus been well named the regulator of tho system. Onco tho liver grows sluggish and fails to  .filter tho bile poisons from tho system, there comes pain, dlsoaso and death. Tho head achca, tho tonguo is  coated, the bowels become constipatod, tho digestivo system is thrown out of order, and foul impurities that  sliould bo removed from tho body, aro thrown back into tho blood stream to find their way to tho weak  spots of tho human framo.  Ur. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills have a direct action on tho liver, and bring prompt relief and lasting ben- .  ofit.     Nearly overybody is familiari with the extraordinary; virtues of this famous treatment.   Hero is a sam-    ���  pie of tho letters received froin.cured ones :��� .       .  "' Mr. John Skelton, the well-known bridgo-builder of 101 Sherwood street, Ottawa, states:  "I havo used Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills for kidney and liver derangements, brought on by, exposure,  and find them better than any pill or medicine I havo over used. ,  ���    "They cleaned my system and mado mo feel healthy and vigorous and better   in every; way.     I   can  recommend them' as the best liver and kidney; medicino that I know of."  Mr. James Baird, postmaster, Consecon, Ont., states :  "It gives mo and my wifo much pleasure to recommend Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills as a;" family medicine of superior value. Wo use them in preference to all other pills in our family, and I might hero state  that they cured mo whilo suffering from biliousness, and also cured my wife of sick headache, from vhicH  sho suffered severely." , n , ,. _, .  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, one pill a dose, 25 cents a box, at all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates &  Company^ Toronto. .  iai��.Mimimmum^j����.��j.JII��^ -"���"���-"Vr-lirfmTY lilnlfiiln i.  WoimS  MRS.  PRIESTMAN.  A riit!ttt*elnli!n Society V/oan.-tn V.'Uo  Han Mn��e a Stii-ec-m In Ti-inlo.  Theie is n shop on Walnut street  that ls unique In trade In riitlnili-1  phla. Its d.'ri'etoi- Is a woman < f hl:.:i  social standing whose love of nr:  prompted her to go Into tratlo ami who  slr.ee bhe put out her sig'i has lno:i  called In to decorate some of the band  Boniest homos ln this city.  The woman Is Mrs. rrlrstiu.'.i). and  she Is the first woman In the city to  take up tho art of house doc.ii'iilhig  and by following her piolosslon on (lie  principle of art first und mnmy untl;  lng second has gained a reputation nml  success hitherto undreamed of nm! li.is  raised the work of Interior dei-nrui!:iL'  to a One art. ���  Mrs. Pricstmnu, herself a woman of  refinement and culture, understands  perfectly the requirements of her f.ish  lonable patrons. She has planned the  furnishing; iniil decorating of the homes  of some of the most Inlltientlal and ox-  tires. If she Is exhausted, she will  write letters, figure her accounts or  read up for some circle or club. She  would laugh at you If you hinted that  reading or writing could fall to rest  her. All over the country women's  hospitals flourish because women do  not know how to rest."  Another mistake on the list Is their  constant worrying. Worry and hurry  are tholr enemies, nnd yet they hug  them to their bosoms. Women cross  bridges before 'tl|cy come to them and  even build bridges.'  Women an-mot jolly enough. They  make too serious a' business of life and  laugh at Its little humors too seldom.  Men stop ln tliv* midst of'perplexities  and have n hearty laugh, and It keeps  thum young. Women cannot, and that  ls one reason why they fade so enrly.  Welcome Broom Core. *  Young women who are bemoaning  the possession of arms not plump  enough to be pleasing may accept the  following suggestion. If only on trial.  It is said that Clara Louise Kellogg,  the singer, when a young girl wns  1 much annoyed, by the attenuated ap  pearance of her arms when she began  to dou evening dress at her crowded  concerts. Some one recommended a  brisk use of the broom, which advice  she followed and soon had round,  plump arms as the reward of her labor. If a t li In. listless girl can by any  means be persuaded to try the "broom  curo," she will be astonished to find  what a benutilier It surely Is.  THE LATEST STYLES.  Wkat la Delnc Worn In the Way at  Sleeve* nnd Sklrli.  The latest sleeve is close fitting to  the elbow, where it ls confined by a  band of embroidery. From this Hare  two narrow ruffles, under which there  is a puff of lace confined in a tight  band of embroidery.  All the new skirts flare a great deal  at the bottom.    This flaring effect Is  . MKS.  ntlESTMAN.  elusive families in town. She has  among her patrons women who tire  noted for their excellent 'taste and  whose names stand for all that is refined and cultured, who belong to the  very oldest families in the country.  These society leaders, charming hostesses, who realize that to a gieat extent the success of entertaining depends on the beautiful and harmonious appearance of their parlors and  drawing rooms, rely ou Mrs Priest-  man to transform empty rooms into  , bowers of beauty and comfort. That  she Is ever to be depended on nnd that  her success ls unfailing nre proved by  _her funic ns an interior decorator.  " Mrs. rriestmnn llrst studied tho art  of house decorating iu England, and  she wns the first woman to enter that  field in this country. She took up the  work out of a pure love of making  things beautiful and restful, and :"sbe  says that lu no country are restful  homes more necessary than In energetic America, where the people are al-'  ways on the rush, their nerves eon-,  stantly strung up to the highest pitch  and their brains ever active.���Philadelphia Times.  A Children'* Pnrty.  It is n mistake to spend much money  on expensive (lowers or favors for a  children's party, especially if the little  folks hd under ten. They will appreciate more keenly something that is novel or thnt they can oat or destroy.  In celebrating a birthday the cake  must be the central ornament. Small  cake candles are inexpensive and come  in all colors. Very pretty are the tiny  candle holders In the form of rosebuds,  pink or white, and arranged so that  tbey cau be securely fastened to tlio  cake. Those cost 3 lo 5 cents each. The  candles should be selected to match the  icing of the cake or the flowers used as  decoration. Light them just as the little guests are seated at the table. Surround the cake with n wreath of evergreen or fringed tissue or ruffled crape  PR per. The evergreen wreath Is more  decorative with a bow of ribbon to  match the candles In color at one side.  Arrange a plate with fori; and teaspoon at the right and class with  straw for each child nt the top of the  _plate,-a-Iittle-to-the-right.-Lny-n-iiaiK  klti on each plate with a name cookie  at the upper side.  The menu at n children's party may  Include plenty of ..chopped meat 'or  chicken sandwiches and a;few sweel  sandwich bars tied In pair's ,wlih narrow rlbboni'cfen'm.ed chicken In paper  cases or in {shells, calces,, cookies and  wafers, bonbons and Ice cream. Cut  the Ice cream in round, shape when  serving, nnd lt will be just as satlsfac  tory as if molded in fancy forms. For'  drink servo cocoa with whipped cream  on top or lemonade tinted faintly with  pink color paste.���Philadelphia Times.  MclidiiiR China.  In mending china and bric-a-brac the  very best cements will fall uiiloss tliey  are carefully and properly applied. In  the Iirst place, muko sure thnt the  parts to be joined tire perfectly clean  apt! free from grease and grit. The  broken edges should be thoroughly  washed In a strong solution of lye or  soap nud care he taken not to touch  tliem with the hands al forward. The  cement should bo put on very sparingly, and tli*- edges should be held together until It is solid. For this purpose a  piece of copper wire Is better than  string, as It can bo tightened by twisting and holds the parts more (irmly.  Coffee S.-inee.  A coffee sauce olfers a good flavor  with ti mold of any sort of blancmange.  The coffee Is brewed In hot cream.  Pour half a pint of boi'ing hot cream  over two tablespoonl'iils of ground coffee. Cover closely and lot stand for  about a quarter of tin hour: then strain  lino a saucepan, sweeten ami stir In  the :oik of nu t'Ug and a scant teaspoonful ol cornstarch. Let il como to  a boil over a medium tiro, aud when  cold add thi'ilieiuen whites of two eggs  and sot away to chill thoroughly before  serving.  Sninll  Gloves.  Don't squeeze your bands Into gloves  which are uncomfortably small. By  doing this- you will be sure to make  your hands look pudgy and puddingy  nnd^will very probably make them rod  andjutieomfortable after the gloves  have, been taken off. Choose gloves  tsint-.nre long enough In the fingers  'and which button neatly at the wrist  Take care..however, thf.'t they are not  too',large, for baggy, back's, slouchy  wrists and -wrinkled fingers have a  slovenly look which Is most unattractive.  Jflce Ilandu.  To keep the .hands nice rub ovcr  thorough')}' with a few drops of pure  glycerin, which will remove stains and  dirt. Then wash with good toilet soap  and tepid .water; ulso have a solution  of borax always ready lu a bottle; and  .Into-the wnter you are going to wash  in pour as much as will soften lt If  women would only use this more and  make it by disso!vlugsbornx in boiling  wnter, tliey would find It most clausing and softening.  or doited moussulixe.  gained by a single gored flounce or several narrow gored rallies edged with  bias folds. Bullies all tucked appear  on many of the spring costumes. Those  flaring effects are to go with the ever  increasing size of tho sleeves.  Bounded rovers and fronts are the  order of the day. Nearly till Iho drossy  jackets are made opon front and the  space fillod in with a sofl lront of lace,  chifl'ou and bioeado.  One of the latest skirts Is ho:; plaited  nil the way around. Each box��plalt is  trimmed with live strappings, which  mc apparently buttoned to the skirt.  There Is a stitched yoke around the  hips.  A simple aud at tbo same time stylish  gown is shown in the sketch. It is of  black veiling dotted In while, and It ls  made up over n lining of white silk  The waist Is blonsed bolh back and  front and Is trimmed with tliree wide  bands of black cliaiitllly. The sleeves  are tight lilting to the elbow, whore  they develop Into pull's.-, The skirt has  a full flounce headed by a band of the  lace. .Tunic Chollet.  NET AND POINT D'ESPRIT.  They Mnke Unefu]  Goitiih "and Sepn-  rute  SJtlrtti.  A point d'esprit net gown is by fur  tho most useful evening dress for a  young girl. This fabric is a decided  Improvement on tho tulles and veilings, for, in spite of the somewhat  ethereal appearance' of point d'esprit,  It is very durable.   A very handsome  TANKAGE AS PIG FEED.  Valuo of Tlili Pncking Houu ISr-Proiluct  u*   Koutt   for   Mvlnu��� Tlle   Indiana  lltillutiit  Mini in urlzud.  In view of the rapid extension of  swine grow ing, nntl the consequent  establishment of pork packing houses  in all purls of tliu country, uiecent  bulletin (No. ��J0) of the Inili.iii.i lix-  pcrimuit Station, regarding the value as a food for swine of the packing house !>yo-proituct, known us  tttnkngo, may be of interest. According to the above bulletin tank-  ngo oHers a considerable value as a  feeding material for pigs. It contains u higher per cent, of protein,  nnd an amount of phosphoric ncid  thnt materially excels lhat found in  any grain or bye-product of mills.  The phosphoric ncid for pigs is Uie-  ful in building up bone structure und  this is an important feature with  our pigs to-day, while the protein  has a value universally recognized  by feeders.  An extensive brooder of swine in  Indiana thus describes tke diameter  of this product:  "Especially with young pigs, one  finds some feed of groat advantage  that, is rich in all the nutriments  required, that i.s easily digested, and  especially palatable. * *        A  year's experience with feeding tankage shows it tho ideal feed for this  purpose. Blood, lungs, etc., arc  cooked together in tanks at the  Inrge packing bouses 'Ihe fat is  drawn off and tlio residue dried and  ground for hog feed, lt costs  nbout 823 per ton laid down at my  homo, contains about double the protein found in oil meal, and is a very  much better food for pigs. It seems  to be a perfect substitute for milk, a  pound of the tankage costing loss  than a cent and a quarter, and having a feeding value equal to about  three gallons of skimmed milk. A  niixtiiie of '10 pounds of corn to 10  lbs. each of wheat middlings ant!  tankage, makes a very well' balanced  ration for pigs up to four mo'lilhs  old. A very good ration for older  pigs or hogs mny bo made by ic-  diii-ing the middlings unci tankage  fully half in proportion to amount, of  corn. Tankage dissolves almost immediately when put into water, and  bhould bo fed in slop. Bigs fed upon  tankage show great muscular and  bone development, have ravenous appetites, anil aio especially fioo from  gouty and rhcui.ia.tic troubles. Tank-  ago it so dry thai there is no .(lunger  from Moi-ins or from decomposition,  and has been so thoroughly cooked  that one takes no risk from contracting disease in his herd from  feeding it  tho corn-fed pigs were ol unusual ln- J  terest. These contained sour, offensive smelling cornnie.il only.which  seemed a sodden mass C'ei tainly  the contents of'the corn-fed stomachs vvlis inferior. in a uolt.ci.blo  way, when compar��d with the otheis.  in conclusion, this expei imeut,  strongly eut|Jia.si/es the weakness ol  using corniiieal m feeding growing,  fattening pigs, and indicates the  great value of adding a feed lich  in protein, to the corn, thus producing a belter balanced iation and  securing moie desirable results, iu  both health and growth.  VARIETIES OF BEES.  I'iuoiIIfi Are   tha f jrprUui, Hull ins and  West Inill inn  The Cyprrnns are the greatest honey gatherers on rccoul. Tlieir. honey has a watery iippcai-anci-, winch  is caused by tho cells being Idled so  full that the cappibg tests on tho  honey. They are easily ofLndi-d und  cannot be subdued without '2Ans a  great quantity of smoke, 'jhe Cyprians are iejected on account of  these faults by those who pioduce  comb honey. Their symmetry and  bright colors render them things of  beauty if not a ioy forever.  Italian bees weie fust introduced  direct from Hah, early in 18G0,  bv a purchasing agent of tho commissioner of agriculture. They are  liked better than oilier races,which,  though bettor honey gatherers, are  not as easily subdued und handled.  J Hunk their golden yellow color  has much to do with their popu-  Innty. Italian bees do not w luteins well in a cold climate as the  common black or brown bees, but  they defend then hives better  against moth and other i olib-r bees,  anil tire more cue ;.'etic ,u galheiing  honey.  The smallest bees known a'o na-  ti.es of the West Ii dies Tliey build  in the open air, fastening a Mnelc  comb to the bi.Mith oi a small  liec oi slii-ub. 'Ihis comb is no  l.ugei than n man's hand nnd is  \erv fingile and delicate. There are  100 worker cells lo ihe square 'iieh  til sin face The tinv workers' hrdits  nro lunger than house flies and more  "lender. Tliey are bluc-blncl in idler, with part of Ihe abdomen a  bright orange These diminutive  bees gather vi'iy little surplus hon-  ev, therefore their cultivation would  not be profitable���Ftum Journal.  FOOD AND SICKNESS.  FEEDING CONTROLLER.  Hoes Out Of  l.xcullant Device for Keppln  th����  lioticli.  A good device for keepin.      _   _    _ _  A quantity'"of tankage Was suppli- \ of the trough while pouring the slop j suspicion. Most of the bagged moat on  The   Common   Ailments   of   Poultry)  Traceable to Ir.iiiroiier feeding,  Food and tho way it Is fed play an  important pait in the causing of poultry diseases. This Is impressed upon  me moio nud more us I have occasion  to advise as to the curo of sick birds.  In fact, I seldom am willing to say  what I think tlio cause of an outbreak  of disease may be until I know just  what Is fed and bow It Is given. Hero  ln New England most cases of diarrhea and nearly every outbreak of so  called "eholeia" may be traced to improper feeding.  Until late years we had little trouble  from the food used. Birds had freo  run, going as tliey pleased upon tho  farm or over the village lot This  gave them a chance to get the most of  tlielr food whore they pleased and  when thoy wished. Tho corn fed was  balanced up by the clover leaves and  seeds from Iho haymow, and bugs  and worms added the animal clement  needed, Now the old way Is changed.  The birds are fenced In from garden  and neighbors and are dependent upon  their owner for quality aud quantity;  of food. Now poiiltrymon are crowding their birds to got rapid growth and  the largest possible number of eggs.,  AH this ls worth considering If wo  wish to avoid loss and probably failure  in poultry keeping.  Spoiled food has no placo In the  poultry feed pall. This is as tuie of  soured food, tpoilcd after mixing, as  it is of grain or meat that comes al-  leady tainted. All wot foods, as  mash, should bo prepared In quantities just enough to be fed out at once.  If loft standing iu nail or feed dishes.  It soon "works" and Is the direct cause  of many a large death rate In brooder  chicks aud also leads to diarrhea In  adult birds. Better food too dry than  tco wot. Young chicks grow finely,  with few losses, when fed all dry food  up to eight weeks of ago.  It is money lost to food grain that  has boon wet and probably through  the limning of an elevator sold a little lower than the best feed. "Burned" wheat or oats not only do not furnish as much food as a sweet article,  but aro always a dangerous feed when  fed to live stock. It does not pay from  tho point of view of tho pocketbook.to  buy damaged giain. The best is tlio  cheapest in the end and, brings tha  best results sought.  Tho supply of green bone or ground  hogs out' dried meat nntl blood should lie above  ed the station at tlio request of tlio  tlit color, by Swift & Co., of Chicago, for feeding swine. This tankage was especially piepnrod for the  purpose, being mnde fiom "bones  and meat taken from the cutting  room, tanked immediately and piess-  ed and dried " A representative of  the above firm wrote that "if tankage can be used at all for swine  feeding it must bo specially prepared.  The writer's opinion is that no tankage that contains any part of tho  intestines, etc., should be "used for  this purpose." A sample of this tankage showed the following composition:  Linen Closet Sfr'elvcg,  Tlie shelves or drawers of a linen  closot-'should be neatly covered with  white paper that Is changed frequently. A few sprigs of lavender or some  l ery mild sachet pow dor in bags should  be laid among the pieces to take away  the slight odor of soap that often is  noticeable. In using slip under the  pile of-each article the-sheets, cases  and towels latest from tbe laundry. Iu  this way all get the same'amount of  wear '" "  A flood Scheme.  To prevent thc bedclothes from rest-  Ing on an injured foot saw' a common  barrel boop'Into two equal parts. Then  after crossing one piece over the other  and fastening them together In that  position cover tliem with cotton batting or old flanuel. Placo'tbls In the  bod over the foot and the bedclothes  over It     " !  Somo Bllstnkes of Women.   >  One of the mistakes of women Is In  uot knowing how.to eat If a man is  uot to be fed when she Is, she thinks a  cup of tea or anything handy Is cood  enough, "'If she iiceds to'snvc money.  she does It nt the butcher's' cost. If  She Is busy, she will rtot waste time In  cntlug. If she is unhappy, she goes  without food. A-inan'cats If the sheriff Is nt the door, if his work drives, if  the undertaker Interrupts, and lie is  right. A woman will choose ice crenm  Instead of heel steal;, nnd a man will  not.  Another of lier mistakes Is In not  knowing Iiow to rest. If she Is tired,  she may sit down, but she will darn  stockings, crui'lii't si.awls, emliroldei  dollies.  She doesn't  know  that  hard  work  To Kane the Feat.  It when obliged to be ou your feet  all day you change your shoos several  times for a fresh pair, yon will be astonished how 'much It will rest the  .tired feet The reason for this is that  no two shoes press the foot in the  same part  In washing japanned' ware use n  sponge dampened In warm water and  immediately afterward dry with a soft  cloth. Obstinate "pots mny be removed with sweet oil on a woolen cloth.  Glass covers for platters are better  than metal ones. The former retnln  the heat as well ns thc latter and have  the advantage of being transparent.  Moisture        Piotoin       Ether extract       Crude liber    Nitrogen     fice extract ...  Ash        S.C3  49.81  l."i.78  4.78  5. OG  13.94  Total  ... 100.00  To determine something of thc  value of tankage in a swine feeding  ration, nn experiment with a fairly  uniiorm lot of pigs was begun anil  continued for 127 days. Tho animals  'fed consisted of 111 head of young  pigs, divided into lots of four each.  Thoso wore all pine bred animals,  and averaged about GO pounds each  nt the beginning of the test. Tho  foods used were as follows:  ������-���ot 1���10 parts of pine cornmoal  nnd one part of tankage.  Lot -���."5 parts of pure cornmoal  and one p.ut tankage.  Lot 3���I'ure corn meal only.  Lot 4���10 parts of a mixt'ire, in  equal proportion of pure rornmcnl  and shorts, and one part tankage.  The food was weighed out at feeding lime and mixed with water,  forming a medium thin slop, about  two pints water lo one part grain  being     used. The       grain      was  not cooked, but the chill  was removed from tho wnter before  mixing to make the slop. Tho grain  and tankage were thrown together  in dry foi m. and (he water then  added. The aveiage daily gam as  made by each lot was as follows:  in thc trough is made in the follow- j Ul0 m.lr,-et ,s ?00fli but Tlow aild tllon  ing manner   Havo tl.e trouuh setting!  paral'ol to the fence and close to    it ,            ,.       .,   , ,       '     ,    ���   ���  If you have an old  door as  long as " 'k,'����� '"'��>   .":lt ls ��" 0I">' for ?*���  trough it  will do vcrv well. Drive a t!llzCT- '-loose dried meat products when  post in at each  end 'of  thc    trough ' exposed to dampness sometimes spoil  and fasten a scantling to the top oS[ ���and thus become a dangerous niticle  these (a). Fasten a pair of hinges to; to uso.    Green  bono should  be  used  the side of the door and lunge it to  scantling, then take two small pieces  p     a  Cost  Daily gain.  lier 100  Lot    No.     1  4.63  3.X0  Lot. Xo. 2  .'...4.81  4.00  Lot No. 3   2.G8  5.20  Lot No. 4  4,<);s  3.G0  IIOG FKEDI2CU COXTr.OLLEll.  about 2x1 inches and ono foot long,  (b) and nail them on tho door about  two inches apart as shown in cut.  Take another piece (c) about the  samo as the other two and put a  pin in to push it backward and forward with. Put this in Lctwcon  pieces (b) and put two pieces (d)  across to hold it on. When >ou want  to put slop in the trough pull up the  bolt and swing tho door out so that  it roveis tho trough and push tho  bolt down outside of tho trough nntl  put in the slop and swing  the door back and bolt  it again. It is best to put  a bon id at each end of trough to  keep thc hogs from getting into the  trough at thc ends..���Agiicultural  Epitoinist.  while fresh, as it stands exposure to  insect life badly.���Dr. N. XV. Sanborn  In Poultry Keeper.  Golden  .Titiuuiesc TlfiiitnniN.  To Mr. Henry Hales, the veteran poultry fancier of Bldgewood, N. ,T., belongs the credit of originating this  new variety of a popular breed of bantams. Mr. ITalos has boon working for  years to produce the Golden Japanese  Bantams and has at last succeeded,  the birds at present.in his yards being  so well .marked that no one would sus-  If burned milt Is put Immediately  Into a jug and then placed in a basin  of cold water until il is cool, the burned taste and smell will disappear.  Lard for pastry should be hard, so It  can bo: ciU 'with a knife. It should be  cut tbrougo the flour, not rubbed.        .,  OP BLACK NET.  effect can be given by the addition of  many frills bound with narrow satin  or velvet ribbon.  At some of tho shops separate skirls  of point d'esprit and net can be lu-uglii  ready made. Those are especially useful ln black, white or cream and may  be worn with chiffon or lace waists  for dinner or Informal occasions.  Tho all lace frock lias by no means  departed. Tliero has been a revival of  It this winter. Some of these dresses  are very magnificent. The undeiskirl  consists of endless flounces of accordion plaited chiffon.' /The ovei drapery  of laco Is often mingled with bauds of  mink or sablo. Jot and beading of every sort aro to be worn on the summer  lace gowns. '    a  The smart gown In the Illustration is  of black veiling over white silk. The  waist Is decollete, but has long, tight  lilting sleeves. There nro throe tfny  .-civet .straps over the shoulders. Both  ivnjsl nml skirt nro. profusely oma-  uiMiicd witji blnck'ch'iffon appliques in  a decided llower pattern.  Jun:c Cuollet.  Tho above results show lhat tho  influence of the tankage in supplying protein, to wliat would have been  otherwise a very carbonaceous ration, was uxtremelv benefit ml in tIngrowth of pigs as well as in Ilnancial results. With Lot ..N'o. 1 there  is a. ililfereiife of nearly two cents  between cost of feed per pound of  grain, anil in tho price received per  pound live weight, while the dillor-  ence in this respect with Lot No. 3  corn-fed, i.s very slight indeed.  Tho firmness of the flesh of Lot  No. 3 was not quite an good ns Unit  of the tankage fid lots. This was  fairly noticeable.  The condition of these cxperimental fed pigs during Iho feeding was  of much imprest 'I hose of lot  No..], 2 and ���!. wheie lankago was  fed. had notlccnhlv silkier coats of  linir, and the itppc.iimice of Ihe  skin was fresher in d more mellow  than that of llie coin-fed lot. Tho  eoi-u-fod nnimil-i ind not eat v.Kli  a kern relish nfler the ev'iei'iiinnt  was fairly slaited, while the o li-r  pigs al vv,iii did, and theiclii a ina'k-  ed/lilToreuce was to be s'Mi. 'Ihe  corn-fed pl"s develootd into veiy  poor feedt's, and this was thle to  tho feed.  'h'he condition of the stonie'Iis   of  Common <'o��s for U��-ef Cnttle.  It is not only possible to start  with common cows as ai foundation  and build up a good herd  of beef cattle, but it is one of the  best moves that the average farmer can make, provided, of course,  be has the common cows to begin  with, says a Kansas correspondent  of American Cultivator. There is  no earthly reason why he should  sell such n herd nnd proceed to  put a lot of money in well-bred  cows. 1 should���advocate biiild~  ing up the herd every time fi om  common stocP, so that one would  gain experience while making im-  pi ovcnionts. Place iho average man  without experience in possession of n  fine herd, and ho will in most  cases abuse it through ignorance.  If a mnn cannot breed carefully enough to build up a herd, ho cannot  bundle lino bred animals well enough to keep I hem up to their  standard. If there is going'to bo  any failure, it is better lo have  il, out vvith the common herd  ���o the loss will    bo less keen.  Iwelvo ll��Kl llnrtly ilt-rhareotif rvrriintals  These arc easily and cheaply procured, last a long time, are easily  cared for and pioptigatod. The bost  12 does not exhaust the list of really  desirable sorts by a good dtnl. The  following are reiominentlod: Carnation, phlox, peony, ilnisy, aster, hollyhock, iris, lily, chrysantheniiiii (not  ciiiite haisly), narcissus. western  evening primrose, (Oenol.'ieia JIis-  soin iensis) ami spulerwort (Trndrs-  Ciinlia Virgi-iica ) Tliey need no  flower bods unless you have the  (inio and inclination to ecie for  tliem. Plant in shrubbery, borders  and fence corners.  [ .:ml urn! Anini'iN-  Thc hog i.s th" nnlni.il for level. I'ei-lilo c.i-nin lent "i-.' the sheep  fur b lly.' I lim' itittt- wor'i l.utt1, as  slio'rv i.'-'re i Ir.ser lo t!u ,M-tiuni! lh..n  riiiv oi he.- farm slci'.:.  COIiDET J.tr CAXT.Ur COCK.  pect that they are merely a new vnri-  oty produced by a series of skillful  crosses lu whicli, by the way, none but  genuine Japanese Bantams were cin-  - ployed.���Mr.-nnh-s���liaviiig-exliaustod-  tho prize winning possibilities of tha  Dorkings, and having no othor world*  to conquer In that direction, lias taken  up the Golden Japs merely because, as  he expresses it, "They are mighty hard  to get right."  Deernixe  In  Duck  Crop.  Everything points to a smaller crop  of ducks. From Iho estimates given  It would bo fair lo place the crop fully  10 per cent short of last year. Last  year thc crop was fully 20 por cent  less than the year lSHS. but as tho  crop of that year vvas away above nn  average crop the pivdiiction this year  will not be much below an average  crop. Prlcis leallzed have not been  giving much eiicoiii.igemeut lo fanners  to raise duck.-;. They seem to have  been marketed freely on account of  the anticipated sc.irdty of teed and  tho short water supply.���A I"cw liens.  ItlHitlt* fstniitt ItctN.  One of the largest lliiode Island Red  plants in .Vow Ln-jkiud Is Ihe Do Wolf  farm at Bristol, ll. I. 'n,N plant is  under tho iii.-ui;<g��mcnt of Mr. Samuel  Clishnian. wlio for a long lime was  manager of the poultry work at the  Rhode Islandoxpeilment s,;atiou. Probably no name in the unmtry Is belter  known in oonneitliui with Rhode Islnnd Hods thnn tint of -Ur Cmihtu.in-  He advocated rl' luwil \vhen' h-,> was  al the station and Mace then Im*. boon  breeding them in great iiii,.i!vi-n THE INDEPENDENT.  SATtTBDAT MAY 17, 1802  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBI.1SIIRD    WKEKLY  IN  TIIE TS-  TEUESTS OF TIIE .MASSES  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  BASEMENT      OP      HACK      BLOCK,  HASTINGS STREET.  VANCOUVER, 11. C.  o  SUBSCRIPTIONS  IN  ADVANCE.  A week. D cents; month, 15 coins; three,  months. IIA eenis; six months, 03 cents;  onu }e.ir, ?1.26.  ENDOHSED HY TIIK TRADES AND  L.AROR COUNCIL. THE VANCOUVER I.ABOR l'ARTY AND TUB  BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL.  ^_[__^r^^j_A____>  The Independent can always bo had  at Galloway's book store, arcade.  ���SATUUDAY MAY  17, 1002  Another vvcclc has gone by aad still  the province is afflicted vvith the Dunsmuir government.  Things at Victoria politically are in  an awful mess. "What the end will be  heaven only knows.  It would .'Pern that some of our legislators woulil rather chew tho rag than  swallow their measly pride.  A pessimist memiber is neither use  nor ornament In ti trade union, lie !s  a lly tin  the wheel of proa:ess.  ���A Chicago scientist is searching  earnestly for the missing link, llo  ought to take a look at our city council.  "Yes," says our esteemed enmk  friend, ".summer may be here now, but  ���where the dickens will it be to-nioi-  rovv."  According to a return or the local  house 301 Chinese and 17 Japanese have  been grunted certificates at the Comox  mine.   This ls a Dunsmuir concern.  Cheerfulness must 'be cultivated in  our unions il" thoy will be successful,  tout It must be remembered that the  seeds ol discontent will thrive In almost  any soil.  Thc Nelson News is now a first-class  newspaper. F. 3. Dcane, ex-JI. P. P.,  ds making it so, he having assumed the  editorship. The politics is grit to tlio  back bone.  Renders, lliis i.s YOUR paper. You  should support it. Ono way to do that  is to patronize the linns .whose advertisements appear In this paper. In ordering, mention The Independent.  Tho people of Vancouver are gratified  that this city is to be represented 'by a  strong semi-professional baseball team  again this summer. T.he management  has the best wishes ol the community  for success.  The initial game of lacrosse will he  played this afternoon at the Brockton  Point (grounds. The season's series oC  matches promises to ibe .good and a revival in favor of the -national game has  already set In.  The World "took: for the text of. ils  leading editorial on,Thursday night,  "The Real Devil." Wc can assure tlio  public that the editor of that paper  'is an authority on this subject. And  when 'be goes the way of all Ilesh, lr.  appreciation, no doubt "The Ileal Devil" will igive 'him a hell of a hot time.  It is announced that the opposition  ln the legislature will desist from .further obstruction provided the govern-  -ment-undertnikes-to do-nothing-further  ln the matter of foreshore rights or  railway deals. The opositlon have done  perfectly right. These two matters arc  the most scandalous ever attempted by  any legislature.  ISM, or S36S.23 per mile. As 5 per cent,  on ?SOO,O0O for Interest and sinking fund  and 5 per cent, for depreciation, together only mean ?S0,CCO a year, it looks  as If, allowing for working expenses  niid repairs, the Yukon telegraph servile should prove an example of suf-  tlclent'ly .profltuiblc public ownership by  the state.  The Sault Ste. Marie Stur snys tint  the most interesting personality to the  people of Ontario this election is Mr.  Clown-:. The work done by a private  citizen in six or sown years has be-  etinic the pivotal point on which the  campaign is being run by Premier  Ross, and the Star continues that Mr.  Clergue's Is a kindly face. It resembles  Olives', Napoleon's, ;uul changes like  Sir John 'Miutloiialil's. lleforo the election Is over the gentleman's "mug;"  may look like Ihe "Iron Duke's" or  "llie Man of Jtlond and Iron." Well,  nfter the election he may resemble "the  devil," if "Whitney Will Win."  To the attentloln of our local imperialists lot us commend the attitude  of Lord Salisbury, who "looks with ap-  ' prehension at any attempt to anticipate  events or foreclose the precious result  that Is In store" for the colonies. Thus  statement Is as clear as mud. JJe who  runs may read or cuss���whichever you  like.  Our esteemed crank friend sayB that  Seeing that Vancouver vvill have five  members In the next legislature, the  Salvation Army among other fnctlois  In this city should .put nip a Candida te.  "You see, he poln'ts out, .they are sawing  ���wood all the time���and do It cheaper  than anybody else.  According to llie Kootenay Mail wor.c  lias been continued on the property of  the Lalrorers' Co-operative Mining  company til Sicamous all winter. The  upper tunnel is in 116 feet and has developed a tiuartz 'vein 20 feet in width,  carrying values of $S to ?:.1 in gold and  S per cent, copper. Picked samples  have assayed up lo ?G.'i.."iS in gold and  copper values. A start vvill be made  Immediately in the low level tunnel,  and If the ore body .proves as good on  thu lower level as lu the upper the  property is likely lo prove a valuable  mine.  CHILDLIKE FAITH IN DUNSMUIR.  Writing in the Victoria, Colonist of  Thursday Olive Pliilli,is-Wolley- says:  "What we wmt is that li. C. should  win. AVe want a railway and vve want  to press for Chinese exclusion. Tnti  men who are in, offer us a railway, and  I see liitit amongst other things the  Chinese tjueslion is lo be discussed  vv.hen tho different colonial representatives meet in London. If the opposition talks for time our premier will not  get to the coronation. Tliat would  mean that in any discussion of the  Chinese question the province most interested would be unrepresented. If  that happened 1 do not think tliat the  province would be grateful lo those  whoso superb loyalty 110111 our premier  nt home. Ask the .people whether they  would rather have Mr. Dunsmuir or the  Chinamen. For goodness sake play the  game. You can bowl the Honorable  James out in the second' Innings, but  let 'him go to the old country and  plead for us against the Chinese."  ���BLASPHEMOUS.  A New York dispatch says that the  son of Mr. John Rockofellor, the Standard Oil king, has aroused an. Indignant .protest by 'his novel methods of  inculcating .religion. He conducts a  Bible class in .Fifth Avenue Baptist  church, and neither smokes, drinks or  swears. Recently, addressing the students of Brown University, lie said:  "Trusts are products of the divine law,  ami the Standard Oil corporation resembles the American beauty rose,  whoso perfection Ys obtained by killing  the buds around it." Recently, in a  sermon, Ihe said tho church of God was  like unto a trust, and exhorted his  hearers to Ibecome stockholders rather  than try to do spiritual 'business individually. A number of prominent clergymen declare that this is blasphemy.  Mr. Carnegie, however, slicks up for  'Mr. Rockefeller, and says: "Maybe he  ls 'indiscreet, but be means well."  IMPORTANT TO ELECTRICIANS.  By-law 143, of the city ot Vancouver,  clause 42a, reads:  "Before .any wires laid or embedded  in the plaster or material composing  any -walls, ceilings, or partitions of  buildings are covered up or concealed,  notice "shalPbe-giveiri>y~the-owner-or  contractor to the inspector to inspect  the same. He -shall so Inspect within  two days, and If he condemns them as  not being laid or constructed In accordance with the provisions of this bylaw, they shall ibe forthwith removed  by the owner or contractor. Any owner or contractor falling to give ihe  aforesaid notice .before covering up and  concealing the saltl wires, or falling, In  the event of the said wires being condemned, to .forthwith remove the same,  shall bo liable to the penalties of this  by-law."  Mr. Tarte expects to ,rccelve 5125,000  revenue from the Dawson' telogra'ph.  line next year. The revenue from July,  1601, to March, 1902, ha6 been $7,000 to  $9,000 .per month. The line from ASa-  eraft .to Dawson, Including branches,  Is 2,135 miles to lenfcth, ami codt *786,-  WiOlUiD'S RECORD.  In answer to an enquiry we vvonl.1  sny that the fastest time ever made by  a regular driving team of trolteiri was  made on the London, Ont., .fair grounds  courso during the exhibition of 1900.  The names of the horses were Boby  Ilall (2:18) and Charley B. (2:07 1-4).  Time, 2:13, ln a race over a poor half-  mile track, without aibreak. The first  ���half wbb done in 1:08; last half 1:06;  Inst quarter, 32 seconds. The owner of  this 'great team.1 iwas Dr. Routledge,  Lambeth, Ont. (near London).  CURRENT 0PINI0N---ALL SORTS.  Safety Deposit Vault.  It ls now the .proper thine for a rich  man to have a burglar-proof safe In  the 'kitchen In wliich to put the steak  for (breakfast.���St. Paul Globe.  Narrow ISscapes. "  Narrow escapes from defeat soeai to  be the lot or the Dunsmulr government  these spring days. A day may brims  forth anything, apparently.���Phoenix  Pioneer.  In a Prohibition Province.  The cargo of the steamer Princess on  Saturday  afternoon consisted   In  part  of ono car ,ot whiskey and one carload  of beer.���Charlottetown, P. 13. I., Guar  dlan.  Advertise in Tbe IotJepeoSatt.  Hard on the Spy.  Mr. Vinliig, general manager of the  United Railroads of San Francisco,  told the directors that "there ain't goin'  to be no strike." He relied upon Information given him by a few loyal  employees, and he is now "flrod." How  long iliefore the big bugs will realize  that a man who is low enough to spy  upon his follow workmen is so low that  his word cannot bo relied upon?���Rail  way Employees' Journal.  IN FAVOR OF TIIE MEN.  A Montreal dispatch says that Chancellor Boyd haf! announced to the C. P.  11. the decision of tho arbitration in  tho 'case of the company's trackmen,  whose claims for increased wages were  submitted for settlement in lhat manner. The claims of the men of the  enslorn division 'were takon up flrst,  and judgment has been handed down  in their favor. General 'Manager Mc-  ^s'lchol will not give the details, as he  says they concern only the company,  but the general fact that the men got  nn increase of 20 per cent in lhelr  wages has been announced. Tho cases  of the middle and western sectionmen  will be taken up now in the orde;  named. -' ,        ,     . i  .SHOlfl NOTES.  (From Boot and Shoo Workers' Olllcinl  Journal.)  America    imported  nearly 100,0��0,000  goat skins hist year.  The Chinese are wearing a few rub  ber    shoes.    America'   exported    1,631  ���pairs last year.  One Inrge departmental store in  Brooklyn sells ?100,UOO worth of union  stamped shoes annually.  The British government bos just ordered 300.0CO pairs of shoes from Switzerland for .her army.  A considerable demand for American shoes is reported from the fashionable trade districts of Paris.  A new pullirg-machlne is now being  introduced into the factories. It is said  to do Uie work of five men.  The duty on shoes imported into  Prance is 3 francs (CO cents) per pair  regardless of quality or the valuo of  the shoes.  Holland has established a school for  shoeinaking. The school will be located  at Waalwyk, the shoe centre of Hoi-  land.  Westward the course of empire takes  to manufacturing shoes. The latest In  a $200,000 shoe factory at Yanikton, S.  D.  The United States Imports each year  1-10,000,000 'pounds of foreign hides valued at $17,000,000. The tariff on these  goods is 15 per cent.  Every twelve months sees 2,500 new  boot and shoe retail firms ln America.  There are at present about 55,000 retail  shoe dealers.  Tho shoe manufacturers of Canada  are_feellng_th"e "efCects~of~A."merloan  competition and have petitioned the  government for nn Increase of 25 to 35  per cent, tariff.  The labor commissioners of Ohio have  appointed sister Mollie Weitler, a shoe  wonker of Cincinnati, as a special deputy to Investigate child labor In that  state.  American shoes Tctall ln Mexico for  just double lhelr cost ln the United  Slates. An American sboe factory Is  ���being built In the City, of Mexico and  will be In operation next season.  GROSS VIOLATION.  Wo hnve every reason to believe thnt  the alien labor law of Canada Is being  systematically and grosaly violated by  sub-contractors for railway work. Last  year this wns done ln the most flagrant  way, but this season the evil promises  lo be much greater. -We are Informed  that much, 1C not most, of the C. P. R.  extension work Is let to American contractors, .who bring over tihe line not  only tihelr plant, tout the greater part ot  the men required. Inquiries round the  city contflrm us in the opinion that  plenty of laibor could >be obtained on  1 %  I New I  f Biack and |  i Colored i  J Coltl typo and iprlnters' Ink afford  1 but llttlo satisfaction In describing  A tlio Dress Goods wo aro showing  ��� this season, nor does the reading  | of prices convey an accurate Idea  ��� of values.  ���  i Tho kockIs must be scon to be np-  i predated,  nml   those    who   come  ��� always find something -worth sca-  ��� lng. We licllovo our showing Is  ? 'bigger anil batter than ever, nnd  i lhat tho fabrics aro what women  J of taste and stylo demand. Our  i goods  wero  chosen  from   reliable  ��� sources, and are guaranteed by the  9 mailers to be reliable. AM wc ask  T Is tho privilege of showing you our  i fino goods.    We'll  do that  cheer- ,  ^ fully, even though you don't think  4\> of buying right away.  I  I If you can't como to tho store,  ^ writo   for  samples.    We'll  gladly  + send them.  | m  T 170    Cordova     St.,    Vancouver.  ^^�����-��.^$.O"B.0fr ���>������������$$-��  ��������������'  this side. Mr. Strevol reports that Jiis  olllce and stables aie besieged by men  looking for work; other contractors  give il similar opinion. The Canadian  gives his land and money to corporations for railways; from hlni all revenues and profits are drawn, but when lt  comes to getting a job tho alien seems  to have tho preference every time. Our  Alien Labor act, .[Kissed as an ornamental and nominal counterpoise to tlie  American law, seems of no practical  use in protecting 'labor, and "was doubtless so designed.���Winnipeg Voice.  LETTER CARRIERS.  The Winnipeg Voice says that Mr.  Mulock's Post Olllce act is not as yet  very fruitful of harmony amongst the  letter carriers, either in Winnipeg or  the Dominion generally, and the most  effective way to protest against some  ot' ils provisions is a subject now oc-  cuying the attention of the associated  men. Cheap men and as few as possible for Uie work seems to represent  the polioy of tlie department of labor  and mails. In Winnipeg great discon-  'tent exists among the men. The "holi-  day" season has now arrived, and it Is  pioposed to divide the work of the absent man amongst about three others  already working -to their full capacity,  and far In excess of what civil service  rules call for; but the men refuse, and  very properly, to do It. Such a 3ystem  is a fraud, nnd in no sense a holiday,  gained as it is by no concession or cost  on the part of the department. Men  are kept the summer through working  overtime and ��� making up a pretended  holiday. Amidst plnudits and bouquets  the Hon. Mr. 'Mulock was lavishly lionized by "society" on Oie 17th December last, and in some respects he deserves credit, but there is a "working-  man phase of the question he has not  fairly faced as yet.  The Mint  Is the new saloon at the corner  of Carrall and Hastings streets. ��� Case  goods are tlie best, and the prices OC .  Seattle E aimer beer, 5 cents.  AS TO SOCIALISTS.  Now that socialists are making' themselves felt at the ballot box, the associated press is .being used to associate  the word socialist with every uprising  or act of mob violence-throughout the  world. Formerly they wore attributed  to "laborers" or trade unionists, but as  socialism is more to be feared by the  capitalist class than either the violence  *  Fishing Tackle  Boils in Greenlicart, Steel, Split Cane,  Lancevvood, Steel Centre.  Waterproof Oiled Silk, Braided Cotton and  Linen, and Composition Lines.  Single Action and Multiplying Keels.  Single, Double and Treble Twisted Casts  and Traces.  Wading Trousers, Brogues and Stockings.  Gut Hooks, Flies, Fly Books and every  accessory to fly fishing.  ���  527 Blastings Sf.  ~ iA  ���������������������� ���������������������������'��������������� ���������������<�������  of Ignorant laborers or the'strikes of  organized lalbor, they have set about  to' Impress It upon the minds of the  American people lhat socialism is all  that Is disorderly, violent or rebellious.  That it is a thing to be shunned, even  abhorred. But from this, as from  everything else, that tries to light socialism, the socialists are deriving the  greatest'benefit. The more the -word Is  used either favorably or unfavorably,  the more people will Investigate the  subject; and thc more that Investigate  it the more socialists there are.���Wage-  Worker.  Subscribe  for the  INDEPENDENT  *  $ S.23 [*er Year  Box 844.  a day���a month, is the common excuse. It was what the captain  of a* vessel said���on returning from tihe voyage he would Insure. Bat  he never caime .back. The vessel was wneokeii; he was lost; his family  was stromded, too, financially, toy his procrastination.  No other time is eqiutU to the present moment for Life Insurance .ta  cost and opportunity, and no policies surpass those of tWe Union  Mutual In .privileges and values.  (Details sent free. ''  .  Union Mutual Life InsuranceCo  PORTLAND, MAINE. . Incorporated 1848.  < i Call or writo for particulars and plans  Head Office : 419 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  J. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager.  e e  ��� ���  como to us and then it is our duty and pleasure to fullll their expectations. We  are not in business for a day or a month, so you see how necessary it is for us  to suit and saisfy every man who comes into our store.  GOOD SUITS, $ltt; BETTER SUITS, $ltl; OUR BEST, from $15 to $20.  ENGLISH FJjANNEL, SUITS in ia vy and white, black and white, grew  and light stripes, some with vests, others with single breasted   and    double  ���breasted coats,  without   vest.    These goods are manufactured by one of tlie  best houses in London, Eng.    Prices $S.50 to $12.  CHILD BEN'S SUITS���We have just opened nnother case   of   Children's  Suits, Including the latest styles in Russian  Blouse,   Brownie    and    Norfolk i-  Suits.   Come along and have a look anyway.  CLUBB   ��>   STEWART,  Telephone 702.  160 Cordova Street.  I Ni HI  From Their Nanaimo, bouthflcld and  Protection Maud lolllerles,  Steam,  &as  arcd  House Coal  Of the Following Grades:  Double Screened Lump,  Run of the Miner  Washed Nut and  Screening*.  THERE IS  of Fire or Injury to  Health when you use  the  SAMUEL M. ROBINS, Superintendent.  EVANS, COLEMAN & EVANS, Agents,  Vancouver City, B. C. '  nnd  LINE  World's  Scenic  LOWEST RATES. BEST SERVICE.1  To all points In Canada and the United  Status.  THE FASTEST AiND BEST EQUIPPED  TRAIN CROSSING THB  CONTINENT.  Sailings for Japan and  China.  Empress of China May 6  Tartar  May 13  Empress of Japan  April 14  nnd  every  four  weeks  thereafter.  Sailings for Honolulu and Australia.  Moana  May  2  Mlowera  May SO  Aorangl  June 27  and every four weeks thereafter.  Por farther particulars as to time, rates,  etc., apply to  E. J. COTUB, ' JAB. BCIiATHR;  A. G. P. A. Ticket Agent,  Vancouver, B. G.    428 Hastings St  Tanoacxvcr, B.C.  The price is now  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office of -;  III | I  LTD.  -Cor. Carrall and JHastings  Streets.   '  nc  Works  Importers and Bottlers  GORE AVE.   'PHONE 783.  SOLE AGENTS.  g*rri'��WCTw-y*pnv^i**^'")'**ff>^^^aT??^iyS^:l'S .'SA.TTJRDAiY MAl;'a7, 1S02  THE INDEPENDENT.  n a. urquhaist,  Hardware,  Stoves,   Ranges,   Etc.  35  Hasting*  Street East.  SAU1AMM.  tSx> ���  'patronize home industry  By Smoking  "Kurtz's Own,". "Kurtz's Pioneers/' "Spanish Blossom"  They are the best in the lnnd and made by  Uuion Labor in-  KURTZ & CO.'S PIONEER CIGAR FACTORY  ���,,i$ VANCOUVER, B. C. $  VCnll for them and seo that you get them. 9  ���gegogq*g��������e��o��o����a����9��eg>������ecg8ee��08gsc8go  Ping-pong wrist Is the latest fashionable ailment.  Some people are too truthful to really  enjoy fishing.  A peppery temper'ls not a thing to  be sneezed at.  The small potato never gets to the  top of lihe heap.  THE CIVIC SOIMS.  IA full council board was present last  ."Monday might. ,  His. worship .'.,<read several   extracts  .'���fromi Bhe City. Council Procedure by-  ��� it  taw. Section 21 stipulates .that no al-  . derman shall speak twice upon a question without leave of the. council, etc.  '* Clause 81 Authorizes the chair to refer  .communications, petitions, etc., to "the  ,(proper committee" without any motion,  ��� delbate, etc.  Aid. "Wood���"What you say, Mr. May-  -or, Isall right, All I ask for Is fair  .play. I don't want one uniting for one  alderman and not another, as was ac-  ��� corded Aid. Brown and 'McQueen.  >    The Mayor���You'll    get    the    same  treatment   as    other   aldermen, :; Al.il.  Wood. ���':(>>.- ;       i  i ,,.,,,  Wilson,    Foreman   ; and  Cook,    iMaGuigan   and  the; communications received  lAmon  ���were:  TTrom'Ohiof of Police 'North, reporting  that ihe had inaugurated' the: annual  vacation in ithe force for this year, and  had allowed, Officers McKeown, Crawford and "Wylie leave of a'bsence on 10  ���days' holiday. ''Referred : to the police  ���committee.  'Fromi ''.Captain Tatlow, ! chairman of  the park commissioners, asking that  the city detail police ofllcers for  ���duty In the park during;.the. summer  months. Iteferred to the police; committee.  From J. AV. Heaps and 141 others,  ���asking for the building of.ji.. bicycle  track, and ndvocating'Powell street as  the route for the same, stating that  ���ovei'' 400 men* use this street, beyond  the Sugar Refinery, daily, in addition  to the ordinary trafflcf-'Iteferred lo the  .Board of "Works.  v'Ald.-.McG'Ulgan advocated the .building of ia'iblcycle path/on .Powell street,  whicli had been promised to both Aid.  'MeFa'dden and' himself toy -last, year's | or and'aldermen  council. lie looked upon Powell street  ���as one of the great sta-eets of the city  ���Aid. Bethune said that the- council  , had adopted /the idea to Ibuild a". 'Path  on 'Keefer street, 'but Ihe was willing  to builil on "both streets 'If the money  would allow ,It.    ,  'Aid. 'McQbigan���Why not 'give Towell  istreet the /preference.  Blackmore,  Brown.  Nays���Aid.  Wood.  i  The council then went into committee  of the whole, with Aid. 'Brown in the  chair, to consider the iby-law clause by  clause.  It was then moved that the by-law  as a whole, be adopted, but Aid. Cook  moved in amendment that a clause  be added implying that it should not  come into force until It hadi received  the assent of the majority of the electors entitled to vote for mayor and al-  drepion.  -^"During   the   debate   which   ensued  Mayor Neelands suid that tho present  was not an opportune time to secure a  majority vote of.the  electors;  It was  well known thiit voters would not turn  out In the summer time.   The last occasion on which this matter was laid  before tlhe peopleonlya small vote was  cast,  many giving as their, n-eason for  not votlng/that they were not In Switzerland and were not in favor of the  referendum; they elected,the city council to  transact  the civic business for  them, and not to refer every little mat-1"  ter back to the electors.   He 'thought  the;council 'should take action; if the  people wore.not satisfied with that ac  tion the '.aldermen, would hoar of it at  the next election.7,lt .was desirable, his  woiship remarked,    that    thTs iby-law  sliould   be . carried . before., the  end  of  June, soitliat tihe licence commissioners  should know how to.act in issuing the  new licences.  Aid. Cook .remarked1.'that he Intended  that.the 'matter should1 be voted;on, at  the next municipal election.  The vote was 'then taken upon the  motion that tho by-law ' be.adopted,  with a clause added to the effect that It  shall not go into effect 'until: Jt". shall  have received the assent of a majority  of the electors entiled,to vote for may  I'  A negative answer may be given ������ in  a positive manner.  Most of us believe in eternal punishment���for our enemies.  King Lndy (horrified)���"My child,' I  hope you don't swear!" Small, bay���  "���Naw, not much; but I'm learnln'. Say,  youse otter hear my paw!,"���'Ohio State  Journal.  No Horse, an Indian, was 'buried at  Onialia the other day with clothes Kitted  for iboth hot and'cold climates. His  friends said they were In doubt as to  which spirit land he went.  "Pore Sam was veiy good to me,"  sobbedthe weeping widow. "With all  the beatln's he gimme, he never hit me  where the marks would show so the  neighbors  could  see; 'em."���Tit-Bits.  "Why. didn't your church call that  eloquent young preacher, after all?"  asked 'Mildred. "Oh, It turned out that  ho knew nothing of ping-pong," answered Amy.���Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.  One BeneflcialResult of 'Marriage.  An .Ohio woman who had been dumb  for a long time recovered her power, of  speech/the^ day after, her marriage.-- It  will, ibe mighty (hard to convince"' that  husband that he has .not beenithe' ���vic-  tlme of a. bunco game.���Denver Post.' ,  'Lincoln said of a certain gllb^talklng  lawyer that, "when he began to speak  his mental operations ceased. 7 He'reminds /me of '.a little steamboat"that  puffed about on, the Sangamon: .river.'  It had'alflve-faot boiler and a. sevenr  foot \i7tilsUe.:.;Wheri' it: whistled7 It stopped.'";/''":'   ';"';ii77 .���/,.'���������  U'PQU)account, the ^voting was as follows:!!^ I IH;],     - ���' -  Aye���Aid.   Cook,- Blackmore,' Wilson,  McGuigan, Wood and Foreman.  Nay���A'Id. 'McQueen, Wylie,   Cethune  and the mayor.  The chairman then declared the bylaw adopted as.amended and the coin  mltleo rose and reported;  77 7Hit'!by7the,Ball.'.'���.'i'i'iyX  I heard a: thousand blended notes,:.-'v'  .While down the busy street J went;,.  Strange, cries came out of many throats,  7 I could but guess at what they meant.  A. goat said "Ba-a-a" as I;went iby, '?  "A/parrot passed, me; bitterly; '���(���'.77 ��� ;  I heard a swat, .and1 that's all 1,7.--'Hi'-.  ���.������Recall;': alas!; "TheiibaH/liltme./:,/,.'  ";���;:XV i     ; ,.7,-^Chicaeb'Record-Herald.  have not been so apt in seeing the  power it would place ln their hands;  but It had to come, and it will grow  stronger until labor, will become practically a unit.  Social Progress.  "Human progress is essentially social,  but mere Involuntary Intercourse'ls no  longer adequate. Intelligent, organized  leadership is the thing required. Thla  great organization movement will inlluence public opinion���ns lt has .already done so���and' upon Its economic  und social sanity and the policy of ihe  leadership will depend whether progress of the republic shall be an orderly movement toward a higher plane  of democratic civilization in .which tho  social life and charaoter of the people  shalj advance, with the growth.' : of  wealth and Invention; whether the progress of the great industrial forces  shall continue, or aggregated wealth  shall ibe arrayed against society and  disintegration endanger democracy."  ��� ' The.Labor Press.  Spoaiking on the labor press, Mr.  Gunton said; "The mission of the la  bor press, is more important than it  has ever been because the labor movement is being recognized In many ways  and Js ���really In a-position to exercise  an influence. The real work of the labor movement is to deal with the economic conditions fof labor.   ,  "The recent conference held in New  York city, composed of representatives  of the greatest union and the greatest  corporation in the country was one of  the best signs of the times for labor.  It 'was the first great������ public step toward the open recognition of organized labor.  Capital Manages.  "Labor must recognize that capital  has the light of management so far, as  the conduct of machinery and the control of the investment are concerned,  and. demand , that - organized ,:labor  should, have full recognition as to the  conditions under whicli labor shall  work.'" .We have,reached that stage ir.  Indus trial..''.''development,'... In7 organization. If the capitalist doesn't recognise  the laborer's right to; organized action  he will; And himself opposed, by the laborer through .politics ��� .and'.i/iby other  means." i  ���PHONK 179.  P. O. BOX 2W.  w. j. McMillan & Co.,  Wholesale Agents for  TUCKET CIGAR CO. UNION LABEL CIGARS I  Brands t  MONOGRAM, MARGUERITA, BOUQUET,  OUR SPECIAL,     '       ELJUSTILLO,  EL CONDOR, SARANTIZADOS, SCHILLER,  Corner Alexander Street and Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  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.  C. Farm Improvements, Implements  and stook not to' be taxed, and wild  lands to be assessed at the price asked  for them by speculative holders.    ;  Union Directory.  THE VANCOUVER TRADES ;ANL>  Labor Council meets first and third  Thursday In each month, at 7:30 p. m.  President, W. J. Lamrick; vice-president,  F. J, Russell; secretary, T. H. Cross; financial secretary, J. T. Lllley;: treasurer.  C. Crowder; sergeant-at-arms, C J.  Salter; statistician, J. H. Browne.   INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF!  Electrical Workers, Vancouver Local  213.���Meets second arid fourth Tuesday In  Union hall, room/No. 4.:.President, Geo.  Coullns; vice-president, Ri P.Irwin; r��e-  Iv.u.ns awivuu-y, a. .u. .tioison, KI5 Richards  street;  financial    secretary,    John  Dubburly  it,   re   U^llf.   .">    l-lll=  UUlUiU   ociuci.    PROIKM PROGRESSIVE  NRTY. ,  Aid. Wood snid that sometime ago he  had introduced a by-law to regulate  the hours in which children should be  allowed on' the streets. Was there  anything being done .in the matter?  'City- Solicitor Hamersley���Application  has ibeen- made to the -legislature, but  ���nothing further has been done.    .  Aid.  Blackmore asked    what   step.s.1  ���had been: taken to have the (buildings,  etc., obstructing Beach avenue removed.  City Solicitor Hamersley stated that  the ' owners of all. these, buildings had  ibeen notified, and' suggested that the  police and the board of works department could now enforce the removal  ���excepting in ,pne case, wlhere the bulld-  --_Ing-on_the_street-!ine was_a_very_large  ���one, and would , consequently, require  ���different handling.- .    , i.   ��� f-rfj  A motion was passed requesting the  Jboai-d of library commissioners to  .agree to" the arrangement that .-the  ���drafts'' from" IMr.,' Carnegiie's .secretary  should be payableto the city treasurer.  On a question of privilege,, Aid. ,Mc-  ���QueciV severely censured the Province  newspaper, for printing allegedly misleading article's ^respecting' civic. matters that.were "so palpably false/that  It behovesMlie council to thresh- the  uma'tter out.". -   ���   -     '  PROGRESSIVES AT KAlMLOOPS.  A meeting of those Interested In the  'formation of a local 'branch.'of the Provincial .Progressive. Party was held in  Raven's Hall Thursday, night. /There  were about forty in attendance. Mr.  D. 'Stevens took the chair and explain-  ed/tihe object of the meeting, which  was, foe said, the organization of a local  'association. Mr. T. Howell was elected as: secretary- pro'tem. The/meeting  beine;. called to order, C. S. Stevens  moved, and A. Thompson ��� seconded,  EhatXfliyocail association be formed.  MessraN'J. McGee and Beamish spoke  to the resolution, which was carried.  The election of ofllcers was then proceeded with andi the following were  elected: President, D.. W. Stevens;  vice-president  How it Might be Spoken.  , "I saw him,"Vsaid the complaining  Witness;.,"steal" the hummer from this  hardware'store 'and' bolt the door, upon  which.I noticed he had <rlv'e'ted liis at1'  tentlon from the start."   ,  "Yes," said the magistrate, encouragingly.  "Well, I tried to hold him, but he  gave a wrench and got a weight, and  then I quietly ;called a policeman, who  nailed him."  Tan ewpjoyed grate tack," said tho  magistrate.    "Tin months."  ... The/ Progressive ';Party. at .Rossland  met dii'Tuesday evening. / The. platform  of 'the 7new.uparty7 was discussed'.at  length, arid organization perfected- ,  The Provincial'' 'Progressive 'Party /is  starting .right'froiii the scratch/7. Slo-  cani will ./make' the'move .in< tlie7 near  future.'. AiM who uim/tbrbe-onV'theiiBht  side .of everything "shouldi: crawl'i'h'ifo'  the band wag:on without delay,'says'the  Paystreak; \-y-X.X...':.':.":���. .iX-XHi.1 ..-.  GEORGE GLNTON  ON TRADE UNIONS.  B7C."M'Sbaren; secretary-treasurer, A. Thompson; exeoutive  committee, ��M. Delaney, C. S. Stevens,  P. Caseman, F. ��urns, T. Phillips, C.  Austin. A committee was appointed to  draw up by-laws. They will report at  next meeting. It was decided that at  subsequent meetings the various  planks of the; party platform would be  discussed with a view to a thorough  understanding of the principles Involved. The meeting then - adjourned for  two weeks.���iKaanloops Sentinel.  ���Aid. McQueen moved the second read  3ng ofthe Early Closing Iby-laAV.' In do  'lng so, he Intimated) tliat,' having dealt  .fully with the subject at-the second  -reading of the by-law previously de-  ���feated, he would not go; Into the matter again at any length. Om' the^ previous occasion, several aldermen' had  -stated that they .would support a bylaw calling for the'Closinig"_of saloons,  etc., from 1B.30 to 6a. in. /He had now  introduced a by-law "on'these lines.  ���After some discussion the vote on the  second' reading was- then taken, It be-  :ing as follows: .       .....   l  Ayes���Aiid. McQueen, "WyMe,- Bethune;  HANIER BBEIK.  This excellent brand Is having a big  nun in Vancouver. It Ib put Tup not  only for tlie hotels and saloons, but for  the family trade as well,.iby the Paclllc Bottling: Wonka; Gore avenue. It  Is the only beer, that we know of manufactured hereabouts that carries the  stamp of the 'National union of the  United, Brewery Workmen. , We hope  that this fact will be borne in mind by  users 'of that well-known (beverage.  Rainier beer ds light, refresfainlg and  health-giving.  .0. Ellis, corner Gambia and Cordova streets, is the plaoe you can get  your hair oui in:an artistic manner.  They Arc, lie Said, on Indisputable Part of Mod'  crn Progress ��� Fully Recognized  by  Capital'and the Public-  Labor Politics Next  ���George Gunton, of New.York, editor  of Gunton's Magazine, .who was at Los  Angeles attending the meeting of the  General! Federation of Women's Clubs,  wasasked a ifew days ago by the Labor'News, of that city:   "Whetlier he  regard_ed_trade_unlons as-a-p.ii-t-of  modem progress?" and the answer he  gave will be read with Interest.  Mr. Gunton .is the author of'"Principles of Social Economics," "Wealth  and Progress," "Trusts and the Public," and other woiiks on kindred sub-  Jeots. .He is one of the world's foremost champions of capitalisms ' has  trained Ihis heaviest guns In defence of  the moneyed class; but unless he bos  an iidjustable logic, and, like St. Paul,  believes In being "all/things to all  men," It anny ibe presumed that he is  capable of seeing with'both eyes nnd  favors the simultaneous progress of  capital 'and labor by the means which  best conserve their Individual Interest?.  Mr.- Gunton said:  "Trade unions are not only a part of  modern progress; they.are  An Indispensable Part  of it. It is us essential that lnbor  should-organize as it,.is that capital  should do the same-.thing. I think' lt  necessary In many ways for the education of the working classes; .It is the  best means. oif promoting their interests, arid unless they themselves organize no others will do It (for, them. The  leaders of Industty quickly learned the  value of organization; the .working men  e  The delegates of the Victoria Trades  and La'bor council held a special meet  ing Wednesday night, and received and  adopted the report or the council's, delegate (J. D. 'McNiven);. to the  (Kamloops labor/ convention; A committee .was appointed to arrange for  a public meeting at which steps will  be taken to form a local branch: of the  Provincial Progressive party.  Comrade Bennet writes from Revelstoke that we did inljustide/to Secretary  Burns, ofthe B. C. socialist party, last  week. Our authority was a delegate'of  the ".'Kamloops. convention, who. wrote  us ��� tliat only two delegates refused .to  pledge themselves to support the candidate's of the convention, and Burns  wns not one of these. We have so far  failed to see any word of public protest from 'him, and have received no  denial fromhim that he /is.'not ln s}-m-  8. Ten per cent, of all public lands  to bo immediately set aside for educational purposes and education of all  children up to the age of 10 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 of Oriental immigration by a law on the lines of the INatal  act, and If said la.w be diaalllowed, it  be repeatedly re-enacted until the end  sought Is attained.  11. That toprotecf. us from Asiatics  already in the province .the government  insert a clause in 111 ;..prlvate acts, to  this effect: "This act shall,be null and  void if the company falls to enter into  an agreement witl. tho 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.  .���:'���' 1'2. .^onsei-\'ation.of our forest riches, I  pulp i land leases to contain a pro-1  vision for re-foresting so as toproduce  a perennial revenue and1 make 'pulp  manufacture a growing and pernianent  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. 7AJi: coal j 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.  15. Municipalization and public control of the liquor traffic.  16. The right to a referendum where  a valuable, subsidy or-franchise is to  be conferred.   .  lit. That all transportation companies  be compelled to ,glve free. transportation to members of the legislative assembly and supreme court and county  judges.  , ' ,  .  OS. Election day to be a public holiday,''amd provision made 'that every  employer shall be free, from' service at  least four consecutive hours during  polling time.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS'' INTERNATIONAL UNION, No. , 120���President.  G. W. Isaacs; vice-president, Fred Haw;  corresponding-financial secretary, J. A.  Stewart, 51: Cordova St; recorder, C TK  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 and  third Wednesdays of each month, ia  Union Hall.  COOKS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES*  Union, Local No. 2S. President, Wm.  Bllender; vice-president,, W. W. Nelson;  recording secretary. Miss Adolla Oon-  nant; financial secretarj-, J. H. Perkins;  treasurer,' Wm. Ellcnder. Meeting every  Friday at S.S0 p; m. in Union Hall, corner  Homer and Dunsmaiir streets.  VANCOU'R TYPOCRAl'l riC'AL UNION,  No. 22C moots,the last Sunday in each  month at Union Hall. President, C. S.  Campbell; vice-president, XV. J. McKay;  secrotary, S. J. Gothard, P. O. Box 66;  treasurer, Gob. Wilby; sergeant-at-arms,  A. F. Arnold: executive committee, V.  XV. Fowler, G. E. Plerrott. W. Brand,  Robt.''-.Todd;.'delegates''to. Trades and  Labor Council, W. Brand, S. J. Gothard,  F. Fowlor; delegates to Allied Tl-adesr  Council. F. A. Fowler, W. J. McKay and  C. J. Marshall,   q  STREET RAILWAY" MEN'S U&10N-  Meets second: and fourth Wednesday of  each month, in Sutherland Hall, corner  Westminster Avenue and Hastings Street  at 8 p.m. President, H. A. McDonald;  vice-president./John Gardiner; secretary,  A. G. Perry; treasurer, H. Vanderwalker;  conductor, Geo.' Lenfesty;/..warden, D.  Smith; sentinel,; J. Dubberley; delegates  to Trades and Labor. Council: H. A. McDonald, J. C. Barton. C. Bennett, Robt  Brunt and AG. Perry. ;   UNITED 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. MncMulIcn;- Ilnancial  secretary, IL S. Falconer; treasurer, J.  Ferguson; conductor. R. MacKenzle; warden, J. McLeod; delegates toi T. and L.  council, Robt. Macpherson, G. Dobbin, 3.  M.  Sinclair. '    '  IISaada AUK liRS' UNION, No. 113,' W.  F.M., meets every Saturday at 7.10 p.m.  ln Foresters' hall,: Van Anda. President  R. Altkon; "vice-president,- C. - A.'Mol villa;  secretary, A; Raper,: Van Anda, B. C-;  treasurer, H. V. Price; , conductor, P.  Burt: .warden. John Llnklater. ,  INTERNATIONAL .ASSOCIATION OF  M^achinists.���Beaver ��� Lodge, ���: No. 1S2.���  Meets second and i fourth Wednesday In  eiicli'month'in Union Hall. President; J.  Arnell: vice-president, J. R.-Edwards;  recording secretary,' A. 'J. Tliirtle; address,  Vancouver P. O.: financial secretary, H.  J., Llttlier,' 57.1 Hastings .',', street,,/ east;  treasurer, E.' Tlmmins: conductor,' S.. Bi.  Bossisstow;-guard, F.'Coughlin.  pathy wtlth the Progressive party. We  shall be glad to hear from him that he  is uncompromisingly opposed to It. Ernest 'Burns, of Vancouver, B. C, says  (he has nothing to do with the new Progressive party. Wc ore glad to hear it,  and next week we will; tell why we  said B: C. needs a real socialist party  ���Seattle Socialist.  FLA'PPORM   OF THB PHOV1NCTAL  PROGRBSSIVB PARTT.  Following is the platform adopted at  the Kamloops convention of the Provincial Progressive Party: _   ���  That this party lays it down as a  first principle thnt they will nominate,  endorse or support only such men as  will place their signed, undated, resignation In the hands of the convention  which Jiominutes or endorses them  that this resignation be sworn to; that  this resignation nuiy be handed in to  the lieutenant-governor In council  whenever a majority of the convention  shall consider such 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 cf communication. '  OHILD LABOR QUESTION.  The trade unionists of,the south are  taking up the child labor, question' In  earnest. They .are. making bitter at;  tacks through the newspapers and from  the .rostrum upon, the'heartless corpor-''  atlons, who upon One Hypocritical pretext or another succeed In robbing the  oradle.  ���OrieTinlonisirof"Macon  JOURNEYMEN" BA1CBRS AIND CON-  FECT.IONERS' International Unlon'Of  Amorica. Local No. 40, Vancouver, Bl  C. President, Wm. H. Barnes; : 'Vlc��r  president, Fred. Jay: recording secretary,  Sam ��� Walker i"lW2 Son ton street; : financial secretary,7N. McMullin, St. George  street. Mount Pleasant; treasurer, W. A  Woods. ^   CIGAiRIMAKERS' UNION ,NO. 357���  Meets the first Tuesday in each" montbT  ln Union ���.Hall. President,' A. Koehel;  vice-president, P. Crowder; ; secretary,  G. Thomas, Jr.. US Cordova street west; .  tieasurer, S. W. Johnson; sergeant-at-  arms, J. W. Brnt; delegates to.Trade*  and Labor Council, J. Crow, C. Crowder,  C. Nelson. '  BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS AND  DECORATORS, Local; Union No. 1S3.  Meets . every Thursday, in Labor 'HaTL  President, W. Pavler; vlce-presildent, "W,  Halliday; recording secretary,, E. Crush.  7(57 Eighth avenue, west: financial', secretary, A. Gothard, 822 Howe streot; trcas-  urer, H. MoSorley.  Ga.,   writes  that he ,1s employed, in  a factory  in  whioh the bosses hire:babies who are  "still top yoiing to go to school.    He  placed one of the six-year-old tots on  the  scale and    she'   weighed,', 4tt 1-2  pounds.    She holds a regular position  as a spinner and works from 6, o'clock  a. m. to 6 o'clock p.im., with 40 minutes for lunch.    The child   does not  know how much wages she rocelveK as  her  mother,   who  also  works   In   the  mill, draws the pay.   "Her father stayed at home nnd cooked and brought the  dinner.  "The average life of tthe factory  child," the writer snys, "r^uijs from the  cradle to 25 years." 'Humanitarian*-M-C  anxiously aiming to provide for poodles  and oats, 'but thoy don't seem to care  rinioh when the bone and ilesh ot Innocent babes arc ground Into prollta���  Ex.  JOURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION OF  AMERICA, 'No. ITS ��� Meets alternate  Mondays in room 1, Union Hall. President. F. Williams; vice-president, Chas,  WhaJen: recording secretary. H. O.'Bur-  rltt; financial secretarj'. Walfrcd Larson;  treasurer, W. W. Toombs; sergeant-at-  arms,  J.   McPherson.  THE RETAIL CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION'  meets In O'Brien's ;Ilall, ___a firsthand/,  thini-Tuesilays of "each month!" D. McLean/president; XV. J; Lamrick, secretary, SIS Princess street.  labor ..galley 7.  'VANOOUVBR FISHERMI3NS UNljON  No. 2. Meets In Labor Hall, Homer  St.; May 10th at 8 p. an.,: Sydney Harris,  secretary, care of water works shops,  PoivellSt  acaoeaafltann^fff^jjm^f  The Independent wants a report ot  each union metttCng and nawn cooeera-  Inig (the members of every organization.  SuKSi reporla and news will do much to  Bustafa and;create loterevt In the or-  gtaoidtitlooa.< Secretaries are especially  urgeld to eeod hi these" reports, butt  wwa from any meenber of an oreanl-  ^atlon win be rotelved with pleasure.  DELICiOlJ�� WINE  OMasx Exclusively mou B. C. Fruit.  FKBSH COT FLOWERS.  nNroN-MADE  DOMESTIC CIGARS.  When m&klne ft trip around the  Turk call on  IW. D. Jones BrE��r  The -*t=./  ���  Havinf tho Only Up-to-Date Grtll Room  in B.C. which In Itself Ib a marantea  of aFlrst-ClUM Hotel MdltlliffiSST  Seymour Streeet,  ��!|7  If8  i��.m  'i-ft-K  ':kte UAREEROFDR.BUCKE  VHE FAMOUS LONDON, ONT., EXPERT  WHO LATELY DIED FROM A FALL.  Interesting SUtituh of tlie Deceanwl'i* Lifo  ���Ilia Youn? Ilajs��� LoHt lu the Moun-  tainn-A ttold Medalist nt MeUill���Tlie  Auylum Uerormii llo Xuuu;-iu*iit��tl ���  Yt'ult Whitman's 1 rlcml and Hl�� Literary Executor.  Itiihard Maurice Bucke, superintendent of tho London, Ont., Asylum,  who died from the ollects of a full on  the morning of tlio 20th Feb., wns  born ISth March, 18117, at Jleth-  wold, Norfolk, England, at which  plnce his fatlier was curate. The  next year tho family, consisting of  father, mother, live boys und two  girls, emigrated to Canada. Tliey  bought and settled upon n farm near  London, Ontario, nt Unit tiino a village of perhaps n dozen houses. TVe  country was almost entirely covered  Walt Whitman, lie luul the largest  anil best, Whiinuin collect ion In Ihe  world. In l'8S3 lie published a "Life  of Whitman," winch is slill ihe standard book ou the subject.  Dr. Bucko's contributions to periodical literature have beeii numerous. Tliey have dealt principally  with '"Mental ami Jloiui Philosophy," "Walt. Whitman.and 'Leaves of  Grass, Pile     Bacon-Shakespeare  Question," "The Trciiliin.nL of the  Insane, and Especially llie Necessity  of llomoving Physical Disease (where  it exists) us a Step Towards j the Relict of Menial Alienation."   7  It is pretty well known to Dr.  Bucko's friends, thnt within the last  ten years lie luul written a work on  mental evolution culled '/Cosmic  Consciousness,'" which will probably  shortly be published.  'Finally, Dr. Ducku claimed that  he hud within the lust two years  discovered absolute pi-oof of the Bn-  coninii authorship of tlio so-called  Shakespeare plays. This proof he expected vory soon  to publish.;  Tlio life of this inan illustrates forcibly the relative values of education  nnd inherent tendency. Hown to the  age of twenty-one he learned (from  the point of view of the schools) nothing. In three and a half years from  that, time ho was graduated with  high honor froni the best medical  school iii Canada.His private, lib-'  rary nt the time of bis decease,, contained moro than live 'thousand volumes in several languages; and "he  wus fairly conversant witli several  pretty large subjects. It is'-un'interesting question whether he would  have done more niul better work or  less nnd not so good if lie had had a  regular, school anil college training. 7  In other words, "do llie .schools  give to the growing ,boy''more ���''than  they take out of him? Or ilii tliey  take out of" him more than thoy give  him?" is llie way he was wont to  put it when in life.  M'MURPHY'S FLATS.  THE  COUNTESS   DIVITO STARTS AN  ORIGINAL FAD OF  HER OWN.  his  years;  tha  .the L.VTB nn. lmcKE.  with forest, through nnd in      which,  roamed and lived    Indians,     wolves  anil bears. .  The Hev. II. W. Bucke, who hnd  been educated at Trinity College,  Cambridge," was. master of seven languages, and brought with hlni to  liis Canadian home a library: of several thousand volumes in ..English,  French, Italian, Spanish, Latin,  Creek and Hebrew. Schools at Unit  time, in that part of the country,  wero fow and indifferent. ' As tlie  .boys.-.:grew up their father taught  them to read,, in-sonic cases in one.  in other cases,, in,'several languages;  beyond that , each was his own  schoolmaster.'Another boy was born  in Canada, and in spite of almost total Availt of ordinary, so-called education, three of the'isix became doctors  nnd one a lawyer���two of the - doctors rose to a certain local celebrity,  while the other 'died young.  By the time Maurice was sixteen he  had lost, his father and mother,   and  having become  dissatisfied  with  home  he  left7 it  and  for/five-  .wandered and /worked tlirougli  middle and' sou thorn, cities'.from Ohio  ��� to Louisiana, nnd in the two 'latter  :  of. .the     live years ,   he crossed the ���  plains from the Missouri River to tho  Pacific,    and     worked "in the ..placer  mines of Western Nevada.  .Crossing the continent on tliclTum-  holdt Hi voi-,-.'midway- between,.. Salt  Lake nml  California,' he and his par-  ty'fought tho Shoshones half a day  ���nearly died of thirst and afterwards,  Were almost starved to death. Later  Maurice and ono companion were lost  in the Sierra Nevadas. .This was in  the fall of 1857.   They luul been unavoidably delayed in starting across  the mountains.'" When, half way over  they   Were    caught in a snowstorm  which lasted for many days, almost  without pause. For nearly a   Week  they wore locked up in    Sciuaw Valley,  in the heart of the mountains'.  Tliey killed the donkey which     they  had taken with them to'curry .."their.-  baggage.������; They ate'the donkey meat  without salt,     and waited,  perforce,  ,, for the. air to clear, so that     thoy  might sec'which way to go.. 7.  They  at last forced their way across    the  - Westernssummit, but were again   nr-  , rested 'by the blinding snow.  Again  they pushed on, and ngain were stop-  7 ped by,the snow.   They lost     their  road,  wandered  at  haphazard,    following the waters down.  After   five  days arid.four;,nights without    food  or    fire,     stumbling and staggering  through    the deep snow, ready     to  faint with fatigue, want of food and  of sloop, they came to a small    min-  ,.-   ing camp far back in the mountains.  -������Hero Maurice's companion died of exhaustion.  Maurice was  confined  ,.'   lied for months attended  ^j^ilngrs.^j^am^next spring  home by~way^of*tH"e-Isthmus;  On his return to Canmla he studied medicine, and -graduated from  McCrill University, Montreal,  ���in the spring of 1S<>2, the gold medalist of his year. He then spent two  years studying in London nnd Paris,  retur.ncd to Canada., went almost immediately.from there to California  on some business connected with the  Conistock lode, returned to Cnnailn  married, settled down, and  In  CABINET CHANGES.  ,  Gentlemen  Br AdopttiiR nn Orphan Child Her  Keen ltlvnls For Social Honors Do  Likewise, Thereby Causing Exclt-  Inp Times In the Neighborhood.  [Copyrfcht, 1902, by C. B. Lewis.]  ** V IIorE you don't linf some more  ���    troubles in your bouse," said  &   the German grocer as the janitor of Mi.'Murphy's lints wandered into the store the other day..  "Well, things ure nlwnys moving  nlong with us," wus the reply. "When  three women set out to crush ench  other, you can expect something to  happen every day or two."  "But vhy don't dose woineus let oop?  It vhas no good to be. mad nil der  time."     ���  "Vou don't grnsp the situation, Mr.  Wasscrmnn," sniil the janitor ns be  shook his head In n sorrowful way.  "Ilcre is Mrs. O'Sulllvan, whose husband drives a coal enrt: bore ls the  Countess Dlvlto, whose husbnnd sella  'dn liatinn;' here Is Sirs. ..Turlington,  whoso husband owns and runs a barber shop. They occupy; rooms in tht  same flat. Each one wants the neighborhood to look upon her as social  queen of the block: It Is a direct appeal to pride, vanity nnd ull that, and  ench of them would.rather'perish thnn  take second place. It's woman's nature, and you can't change it."  "Und vims dere some rows ills week?"  nsked the grocer as he sighed over tho  wickedness of the world at large.  "So, not n row exactly���that is, tbey  didn't fall upou ench other with mop  handles or brickbats. It was the t-outil-  css who mado the first muvo in tills  Instance. She'd been ns humble as a  cut for ti week or so and the otlier  women thought they had her nose to  the grindstone, when she opened the  light. Slio adopted n kid from nn orphan'asylum. Yes. sir;'She brings  home n youngster about two years old.  and he was followed, by. n cartload of  rattle boxes, toy balloons. A IS C blocks  nnd nil that."  "But vhat makes her do ho?" asked  the grocer.  "It's tlio latest fail out. yon know,  and she wanted'to'get ahead of O'Sul-  " 'It ls not,' I snld.   'It'* a Punch ana  Judy.'  ", 'And why don't you stop It?'  " 'It's too much for my heart disease.*  " 'But it's not too much for mine, and  I'll bust this orphan asylum or break  somebody's neck!'"  "Uud does be do soniet'ings?" asked  tlio grocer in anxious tones.  ,  "I should stnilo! He went through  Unit lint like a Whitehead torpedo, and  while the band played 'Annie I.nurio'  lie romiileil up the orphans nud laid  down the law to the women���that Is.  he gave thein n:i. lioiir tii. got the kills  mit nml the pieces picked up, und the  kids went."  "Vhas dey putlnto der river?" .-  "I don't know. All i etui tell you Is  that they were tnken nwny, uml''ench  one.was kicking niul siiuiilling its lie.  went. 1 guess the;; wero returned to  the asylums. We've had It pretty quiet  for a couple of days, but It won't Inst  long."  "Vliill dere be more troubles!"  "Mound to be, Mr. Wnsserman���,  hound to be. You can't crush three  ambitions, determined women nt once,  you know. Yes. one of them will make  n new break within it week or two.  nud tlio others will follow , ni'ioi-. and  ] we shall have.another riot. It's only  human nature, you nee. How "much  tire ornngos today':"  "Oranges vhas life rent apiece," replied the grocei' ns he lininleii over a  couple, "uml you take 'em r.nil go  homo und sny to ilose winners dot if  souioporty vhns in troubles all ile-.' vhile  mit ambitions hi.', don't go lu hi-nt'cii  vhen she dies niul rims'.left out In dor  colli." 7    711. Quail  HANS VERSUS TRUSTS  THE    COBBLER    GOES   ON    STRIKE  AGAINST THE LEATHER TRUSTS.  Annonnces Uti Intention ot Flsht-  ing; the Combine'nntl Gets - Lots, of  Encouragement Front Lovers of Industrial Liberty nnd Beer;  .'Copyright, 1902, by C. B. Lewis.]  .OR three dnys I sit in my shop  uud don't haf soniet'ings to do.  Dot little tailor und der plumber und drugglBt und coal  mans came nronnd to gif mo ndwlce,  but I don't speak to dem. I try to get  some plan of my own to oxclto der  poobllc, mid Uy und by be vhns nil  right. I make und hang oop a sign dot  reads:  "Strike! Strike! Strike! Dls shop  vhns on a strike against a trust. Help  dot cobbler ngulnst oppression."  In ton minutes n mans comes ln und  swings his hat und yells out:  "Hurrah for der cobbler, und down  mlt der tyrants! You bet your lifo I  shall help you to come out all K. O.  Who vhns der strike?"  "I vhns der strike," I says.  "How vhns lt?"  "It vhas against dot leather trust. I  like to make 'em come down dweudy  cents, a pound on leather, und If der  peoples vhlll stund by me she vbas all  right."  "Cobbler. I vhlll stand by you until  my heart has no more blood!" he snys.  "I come from a family dot fights tyrants for more ash n t'ousand years,  und I vhlll help you to conquer or die.  doors und7 snys he vhlll lick'me som��  day. He shust gels out vhen der fat  pollcemans comes iu und says:....  "Hantf, how vhas It about some  strikes?"  "It vhns nil right." I says. "I like  leather to be cheaper, und so 1 goes on  a strike.";   ,   / .-* ������,'  "But vhy don't you tell me?"  "I dunno." i       '  ' "Den I shnll make you know! Yon  seem to belief dot lenther trust vhas  der biggest thing on wheels. Who vhas  1?"  , "A pollcemans." ��� /  ��� "Yes, a pollcemans, but don't I run  all dls ward around here? Vhns somebody else a bigger boss ash me? If  you speak to me about It. I. knock dot  lenther trust all to smash In two minutes, but you leave me behind. Cobbler, you vhas too previous, uud I haf  to tako you down a little!"  ��� Uud vhen hevhns gone nvhay und I  can't stand oop iio more my wife takes  down dot sign und says we. shnll sell  off our two bedstcuds und go bnck to  Sberinnny. M. Quad.  Hon. David ".Mills,  who vacated7 the'  .portfolio, of:'.Minister of Justice, to  become a, member of the ��� Supreme  Court of. Canada. '/.';  The Humor ot I tip "U-i-e<- OU! Man;  The young man iiesUnted.:7 lie 'didn't  like the look In the eyes at ihe i'.r.'cc  old ..man. He luul just.nski>slJli!iii' for  his daughter and was nervously awaiting his answer. .   ���  "My deiir sir," ho snid in trembling  tones, "I see this is something of a stir-'  prise for you. : Don't let roe hurry ynu.  Think it over, plensi'..'mil I will bo out  again in a few dny-; for your answer."..  The lierce old 111:1:1 scowled diiwn ;it  him.      ,  "I don't think,".he. slowly .snid,-"that  you. wili be out again for",several  weeks." ,7   ,       -.., ,y, ���''���"  /And thereupon 'bo piweortod with  both lists,nnd a 'vigoroiis. winter shoe  to fit tlio unhappy you; !i Tnr a hospital  ward.���Cleveland Plain Dealer.  ������'/ Avoided f'.u- Xonit.  "Did ; you, catch" tlmt j-otin;  you were pursuing., its. I .snw  appearing over tin- brow  asked tlm king  worjr.n  you ilia''  the l-.ili:-"  of the cannibal IslaViil.  weri'd  his-  Kever   Idle.  "You're al-  trays intimating that wom-  a'n hns too  much Idle curiosity," she complained.  "Idle curiosity!" he repeated. VIdle! Nonsense! It's tho  most active  thing about  her!"  Homelike  "1 regret. to report." nm  chef, "thnt I did not. and for that veil-,  son your .iiinjcs'ty-will'have iin' lady.  fingers for dessert."���B.-iitUiioni American. .;' ���  i.    ,."    .'���'-���-..  Senator Templemnn, Victoria, D.O.,.  who has' been admitted a member  of the Dominion Cabinet without  portfolio.  ..-.    Cnnailn  in 18C"i.  ���"  practiced medicine''for ten years. Ir  IS70 he was appointed medical superintendent of.the Asylum for the In-  siine, - Hamilton. The next yeur, the  superintendent of the larger asylum  nt London having died, ho was sent  there and continued in chargo to the  time of his death.  : At London Asylum Dr. Uuclce,  within the last twenty years (1) inaugurated in. America, abs-oliit/j in.ii-  rcstriiln't; (2) riisconlinuoil alisoluliM  l.v Hi'/ use of beer, wine or alcohol in  nny form, and (���'!) brought 10 bear  .systematically, for the llrst time,  gymuchologicnl surgery in the treat-  nieiit.of,insane .women.  .,  "3K,".';-.. Llilf''.lioudoii"';Asyl'um restraint  aiwlalciihol 'have been abolished for  sixtcun years; and within llie last  five years more than .two hundred  wpmcij liayo,..lj.eeii .oiJorutcil. on,, .wilh  the result tliat dozens of insane women,' ,. froiii the old point. "'' ������'������'  hopelessly incurablb, have  K.lored  to ii  ���fuliioss'.;, ' ��� '''-���" ���"'���    ". '"-i ."������'���': ���.'..." ' ���-  Dr. Bucke Was known, to most slu  den Is of ' 'Leaves- of C rills''., ���'-. as >   1  wurtn and almost lifelong friend  if-    view  .been ������.'.. rente of snnit.v nnd,,usp-  0/  Hon. IT. G. Carroll, Til.P., jvho succeeds Hon. C. .FiUpalrick as Soli-  citor-Oenei'al of Cainula.  I,iiti|;i!itt *<ti*i>��!t Iliillriiutl.  To the Argentine Itep.ulilic belongs  Iho (li.slinct.ion of having llie longest  slrecl railroad in the world. It runs  from Buenos Ayren lo San Martin, a  distance of eighty-two kilmneters,  and liorsos furnish the'motive .power.  MullirtiU I'tiv ^ulry ('own.  Tho cow beet' or mangel is consid-  cred one     of .the., best and cheapest!  foods  for  dairy  cows  when  fed  part of the ration during winter,  a ilniryniah. Thd.v are superior  the turnip.  -'��� ���   '  says  to  1*1 i-Kt Ulilii<',Mc?nnii!r.  The fii'st. ,stcaiiKT on 'the .Rhine,'.p.  '���Dutch''one, was in ,1 H'2'2i (iTU'cii years'  after, Fulton liiul''sln'i-lcd','ii.'"':''sU,ttiii-;  siiiu-scrvicc-oii" tbo7iIudson.':; -...,.,  "HE ItODXDED VP TUE OM'HAXS  llvan nud Torrington. She did too.  There were over lifty people to see  that kid the llrst night he arrived, nnd  tbey keptcomlng for three or. four  days after. lie wasn't much to look  at as a kid, being cross eyed nnd having a stub nose, but be answered the  purpose. Mrs. O'SuIlivan' who has live  kids of hor own, sat right down and  cried in her anger, and the barber's  wife wont sloshing up and down tho  halls and kicking off the plastering."  "Und don't dey do souiet'ing about  It?"  "You bet tbey do. It took the two  women about thirty hours to rally  from the blow, nnd tbeir tncy put on  their bats nnd started for orphan asylums.   Gee. whiz!"  "How vhas gee whiz?" asked the  solemn faced grocer.  "Gee whiz means that each brought  back a young orphan, and that night  the house, was full of baby colic.;. Nobody got'any sleep until after 2 o'clock  in tbe morulng, and there were people  hanging about In front of the fiats all  night long.   I kept as cool ns,I could,  but there were times w;hen I thought  my heart trouble would take me'off."  "But It vbas all right, aln't-lt?"  "No.of course not.   It was an even  thing, you see. and you don't suppose  they'would stop there, do you?   Each  oiie of those women went out the next  day and ndopted 'another kid.    That  " m a"do~iievciri or" "the" O'Still! vn nsr a ii'd  Tim .went out and got drunk nnd came  home nud busted a bureau.   I'oor Mrs.  O'Sulllvnn had to drop out of the tight  after that.   If It had been dogs, she'd  have gone the limit, but when you get  seven   squalling,   lighting   kids   In   a  house you've got about enough.   The  countess and the barber's wife each  brought In a third one next dny. nml  they  might have gone up to halt' u  dozen but for McMurphy.    He cnnie  around to see mc n^out the coal, und  as he gol within a block of the house  be run up ngulnst a crowd.  " 'Is It a iiro somewhere?' ho asked of  n man. , I  "'It's bolter than that,' said the fellow.  " 'Mns anybody been killed?'  " 'It's better than thnt.'  "Ms it that tlie sewer lias caved ln  and taken n house with It?  '" 'It's still bettor than that. It Is  that they've turned McMm-phy's flats  Into an orphan asylum nml got seven  young kids a-playlug tag witli the measles nnd whooping cough.'.  " 'By mo sowl. If that's so I'll start  n graveyard!' said Mc.Murpliy, and he  comes a-tea'rlng up to the house to seine.  "As bo comes Into the house all !hmn  new kids was whooping it up like a  brass band trying to, play a dozen  tunes at once, nnd Q'Sullivan's regular  fotihgsterfl were joining In the chorus.  ���"Is It a menagerie we've got here?  shouted McMurphy nt me.  -7 Dls'trahtrnl.-.". ���"������;  "If you should over meet a man who  seemed to be./ your .Ideal.. you would  consent to marry, hlni./wouldn't you?'.';  asked the confideinialgirl.,..: / V.:  ��� ������"No,7 indeed,','. answered '.Miss .Cny-  enne.: VI should avoid him ns.iiiiiclrns  possible, so as to keep the,illusion from  being'dispelled."���Washington Star."  Hopeless.  "Ills philosophy sustained  hlni until ho  fell iu love."  "But ho will  get ovcr that"  "No, bowou't.  He didn't fall  in love until he  wassixty-flve."  Weary���Ah,; ma'am,  dis reminds ine of me  old happy home!  Mrs. Grimm���How'a  that?  Weary ���Me wife  uster alius meet mo  nt de door.wlt' a roll-  in' pin, jest like  youse." ��� New York  Journal.  Tlio Flffht  Is On.  Mr. Gaswell���Well,"tli!it general European war wo have, been expecting is  on at last.  Mr, Dukane���You surprise rae.  Mr. Gaswell���It's n fact. The nations  are fighting, for the position of best  friend to Uncle Sam.���ritlsbui'g Chronicle-Telegraph.  Proof I2nou��h.  He���What proof have I that you really love mo?  She���rroof! Did I not dance with  you at tlio Astorbilt ball?  "Yes, .but I don't consider that any  proof of affection." ,  "You would If you knew how badly  you dance."  Enlarging His List of Creditors.  "Who's bis lailcr'r"  "I don't kuow."  "But you used to know."  "1 know where ho got one suit of  clothes, but he's the kind ol' a follow  who has to change his.tailor .'with every  new suit."���Chicago Post.  The Grand Totnl.  ' Kingsley���You've been to these literary clubs nnd metaphysical things for  two or three years now. aud what does  your culture aniount to?  -^N!rs.:Jvltigsley^I.)(iiilt,;Lkiiow^:.eyci,jv  bodyJ-Brooklyn Life.  As Usunl.  Gentlemen.  "You don't  know how to  make love!"  sneered tlio  gentleman of  the old school.  ��� "Nn." laughed the: gentleman ofthe now  school; ','1 loavo;  ull that to the  :women. I have  need only 7 to  make money."  -Life.  "The ,doctor.nitipu-  tntcd oiit* of'iny broth,-  cr's legs, but be made  up'Tci'/lt." :'-.-.....;'��� ..���'.'  ��� vflow?"-/; 7..���"���/"/���:  . ."I'.y. iiiilling the other one." ���''. ' ���";''  Lessons Derived.  nis Wlfe-  Thn t: wus a  powerful sermon on the laborers In the  vineyard.  The Farmer  ��� Yes. indeed.  W henevor I  hoar that text  it' makes .1110  think how bard  it is to get good  help-and keep  'em satisfied.  BIIE VIIAS A IUO WOMAN'S MIT OKOSS EYE8.  You vhas 11'brave man to fight n trust,  but don't you be afraid.    Der people  vhlll rally to you by del- millions."  Af tell him I vhns mooch obliged, but  ho shakes hands some more und snys:  "Und now wc shall go und quaff-dot  amber '-fluid wliich keeps dor heart  strong und helps us on to wictory."  "Who vhas ho?"  "Ho vhas named lager beer',' und you  drink him out of n schooner. To show  you dot I vhas your friend I lot you  pay for two big glasses. Hurrah for  Bunker Hill!"  I don't go mit him, und vben he  knows I don't pay for his beer he yells  und whoops, und says:  "Cobbler, 1 hope dotjleatber trust  vliill grind your soul mit dor dust und  send you by der,poorhouse! Yon vbas  Hliaruudn deceiver nnd a.wlllian,  mid lean smash your head off mit one  blow!"  I vbas awfully glad vhen dot mnns  goes out, but In fife minutes a second  one comes In. lie smiles sweetly on  mc und pats me on der back us he  says:  "Bully for you, cobbler! I vbas mlt  you in dis light. I shall gird on my  sword of liberty und fight to der last  gasp.;. Oop,mit a brave cobbler! Down  mit oppression! Tomorrow I shall  bring nil my old shoes for dwendy  years past."  I shake hands mit bimu:;d call him  a good mans; und be slaps mc on di>r  back und says:  "By golly, but I love a fighter! Let  us now go by dor nearest saloon und  seal dor sacred compact."  "You vliill Iind- some, water In" dot  pail."  "Vhat! Water! Water for me! Cobbler. If you like a little sboke dot'vhas  all right, but don't insult a mans who  vhas ready to die for you. Come out  und buy der beer like a mans, und we  shall make der heels of dot lenther  trust fly oop."  I don't go out mit him, und he puts  his list on my nose und calls me names  und says he vhlll see me starve und he  some skeletons.  ...Dernext.one vbas a womans. She  -vliasabig-woiiians mit_cross_ey.es_und_  walks like a mans., uud vhen she vhas  In my shop she says:  "Cobbler, how you moan by oppression?"  "I mean dot leather trust," I says..  ���  "How vbas It?"  "1 like leather to be cheaper.' Two  dollars a pound for calfskin takes my  heart's blood."  "Oh, It does! Vhell I shall take your  hair for 2 cents a pound! Let'mo  tell you dot my husband vbas In dot  trust, und you better sing worry low.  If anybody calls him oppression, 1  shall raise a row. How vhas dls  strike?"  "It vhas me," I sayg,  "Oh, I soo! Vhell, If you don't brenlc  oop der strike by tomorrow I shall  come In uud make two strikes. You  can baf some little sbokes If you like,  but don't call my husbnnd oppression.  He, vhas sooch a kind: hearted mans  dot he don't hurt a lly."    .  I belief dot maybe I vhas mistook  about going on.a strike und dot I shall  take dot sign down, but a young mans  comes in und says:  "Bully for you,'cobbler! I shall go  right oafer. und kill dot' trust' und help1  you out.. I spoak to more ash a,t'ou-  sand men, und nil vhns your friends."  "But no beer vhas in it," I says.  "Vhat? No beer? You ..like me to  fight a trust- on. buttermilk! Don't  .niake soiiie.furi'of me dot vb'ny.'.'  I says no again, und vhen. he understands he almost kicks my shop'.out-  . A Grent Temptation.  "I bad been talking for two hours  with the governor of a .certain state as  we rode on a train: together," said tbo  old politician, "when 'conversation  slackened off and 1 fell asleep. 1 bad  boon sleeping nbout n quarter ot an  hour when he nudged me and said:  ", 'Joe, for heaven's sake, wake up!'.  "'What's the matter?' I-a3kcd as I  sat up.  " 'You are wearing a fine gold watch,  and your wallet is sticking out of your  breast pocket.'  " 'Well, what of it?'  " 'What of It? ' Why. man, it'B all I  can do to remember,that I'm a governor Instead of a pickpocket! If you fall  asleep again, 1 can't answer for myself.' " .     ,.* "  -   Utter Irreverence.  ' "Remember,'.' said th'e'man'of ideals,  "that George.' Washington succeeded  brilliantly, and he never told a lie."  "Woll," said Senator Sorghum reflectively, "maybe he never told a'-lie, and  then again maybe that is one of these  stories thnt a man circulates now and  then In order, to make a good: impression among his constituents."���Washington Star.  No Cnnse For Anxiety.  : She���My trousseau is already begin- -  nlngtosbowwear.   .  He (startledi���But wo've only been  married a month.  She���Now, don't you worry about lt  nt all, dearest. 1 can make lt as good  ns new for $500 or $000.���Harper's  Bazar.  ner "Jlentnl" Criticism.  He���You see. I have a sort of power  of clairvoyance, so to speak���that is, I  can always tell what people, are thinking of me.  She (In great confusion)���OhT-er���Indeed! But I���I���don't always seriously mean what'I hnppen to think!  ���Dreams.  "Oh," exclaimed the poet, "If my  dreams would only come true!"  "Which assertion makes it evident,"  remarked tbe business man,7 "that'you  never eat any lobster salad just before  going to bed."���Indianapolis Sun.  A GoodDor.  ��� Mamma���Teacher tells me you -were  _Tery_naughty_inj5CbooXyeBterday. Why  did you not tell me yourself?  Tommy���Why���er���you 'always told  me not to tell tales out of school.���Philadelphia Press.:  Hooked.  Mrs. Newlywcd���The night yon proposed you acted like a fish out of water.  Mr. Newlywed���I was and very, cleverly, landed too!���Puck.  Beyond. Control.  Knew ner.  "BIgson says  ho lias had his  house refurnished during'  his wlfo's absence."  ,   '/Asa su r-  pr'lso to her?"  "No; as a  shock."  "Can't you put blm  'to.'sleep, John?"  "No; it would, take  'Young Ccrbett* to put  this kid tn sleep."���  Nnv \*.-rl;   ! n'\  Nodi Ink STcvr.  "I bear tho  now women,  after appropriating the rest  of our apparel,  are now going  to wciir high  hats."     '    i  "Heavens,,  man I Don;t  you ever go to  the theater?" THE INDEPENDENT  VANCOUVER, B. C.  MUSIC IN THE PANTRY.  There is music In the pantry:  Tlio boys have Just come In.  Anil mother's pies nro suffering,  "Was ever such a din?  There Is music in the pnntry;  The old tin bolter squcuka:  Thc doughnuts go way'down below;  Tlio cupboard croans and creaks.  There Is muslo ln tho pantry.  For Ned nnd Tom nnd Sam  Are jGfilllng one another  While stcillriK mother's jam.  There lo mitslo In the pantry.  Ami mother's heard thc nols*  Gooil gracious, ivlint a racket!  Ah, listen lo those boys!  Thoro Is music In the pantry;  . "lis sounding to tlie skies;  Mother's used the rawhide,  But she hasn't unveil the plo&:  Answered. ���  "If a ship," began the comedian with  the ruse tinted bonrd. "is IUO feet long  and -ll) feel wide and Ils musts aro 100  feet high and the bo'sun Is bowlegged.  what does the capstan weigh?"  "It weighs the anchor!" hoarsely  slmuti'd tlie iiuillence tin it grabbed the  bi'iiclii'S to prevent Itself rising en  m.-lsse aud doing violence to tbe tbes-  plans.  Yo\ir Fsdth  will be as strong as ours if you by  Consumption  Cure  and ours is so strong wc guarantee a cure or refund money,  and we send you free trial bottle  if you write for it. 'SHILOII'S  costs 25 cents, and will cure Co--  suinption, Pueumoni.-i,Bronchitis  r.:id all Lung Troubles. Will  cure a Cough or Cold in a day,  and thus prevent serious results.  It lias been doing these things  for 50 years.  S. CWaa & Co., Toronto, Can.  Karl's Clover Root Tea cures Indigestion  Vll. I "'ll IIII^IMBM^  MARKETS.  Tn life it is difficult to say who do  you the most mischief, enemies wiUi  the worst intentions or friends with  the best.���Bulwer Lytton.  Messrs. C. C. Richards & Co.  Gentlemen,���After suffering for 7  years witli inllnniiiiatory rheumatism  so bad that I was elen months confined to my room, and for two years  could not dress myself without'help.  Your    agent gave   mo    a bottle   of  St. Timothec, Que., May 16," 1899.  and asked me to try it, wnich I did,  nnd was so well pleased witli the results lhat I procured more. Five bottles completely cured me and I have  hnd no return of tho pain for eighteen months.  The above facts are woll known to  everybody in'this village and neighborhood.  yours gratefully, A. DAIRT.  St. Timothee,  Que., May 10, 1899.  We are very apt to measure ourselves by our aspirations instead of  our performance. But in truth the  conduct of our lives is the only proof  of the sincerity of our hearts.���  Georgo Eliot.  VARIABLE SPRING   WEATHER DISASTROUS TO WEAK PEOPLE.  0  Even Usually Robust People Feel  Run Down and Out of Sorts- at  This* Time���Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills are tho Very Best Spring  Tonic.  Thoro is moro Catarrh in this section of tho  couutry thnu ull othor diMjuboa put together,  and until tho last fowyoars wns supposed to bo  lucarablo. i''orn grout many years doctors pro-  nonncod it a local disoaso, nnd prescribed locul  remedies, nnd by constantly failing tocurowith  local trontuienc, pronounced it incurnlili).  Scionco lius.proren catarrh to bo a constitutional disoaso,nnd therefore requires constitutional treatment. Hull's Catarrh Ciiie, mannfnc-  tarod by i'\ 3 Chonoy & Co., Toledo,7 Ohio, is  tho only constitutional euro on tho nia'rkol. It  ��� is takou internally in doses from 10 drops to n  toaspdbnful; It acts directly ou tho blood nrd  mucous surfaces of tho system.. They otlor one  hundred dollars for any cato It ftiils to cure.  Bond for circulars nnd testimonials  Addross    F J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O,  Soli! by Druggists, loc.  Hull's Family Pills 1110 tho best,  The  voice of Time   cries lo  Advance !���Charles Dickens.  In need not couph nil night nnd disturb  your friouds j thero is uo occasion for you running: tho risk of ..contracting inflammation of  tlio lungs or consumption, Avhilo you can got  Hickle's Anti-Consumptive Svrup. -This modi  cino euros coughs, colds, inflammation of tho  lungs.and all throat and chest"troublos,.It  pr motes a free nnd easy expectoration, which  ltnmedintoly relieves the throat and lungs from  viscid plilogm,   -  ' The least said tho soonest mended.  ���Pickwick Papers.  , Ciironlo derangoments of tlio stomach, liver,  and blood nro fapoudlly romovod by tlio aclivo  principle of, tlio ingredients entering into tlio  composition ; of .JPnrmoloo's .Vegetable Pills.  Thoi.0: pills act. specifically oil'the deranged  ' organs, stimulating to action tho dormant euer-  ', gics of tlio systom, thereby removing-disonro  iind reiiewiwr li 0 and vitality to tho afflicted.  In thii 1 ics tho grent sccrot of tho popularity of  Parmoloo's Vogetablo I'ills.  There is no situation in lifo so bad  that it cannot bo retrieved.���Chiuies  Dickens.  MINARD'S DNIMENT Cores BanW  Every failure teaches a mnn something if lie will learn.���Dickens.  AilrWOOL MICA ROOFING  Ropntntion for durability established Eloven  years' triul. Oursovero frost tins uo oiTcct 011 it.  Jloivuro of American paper felting which cracks  in our cliinalo.  ^a/vo. e=*onsk:oa.  l,8IIi_:KinsaTo.,Wiiinlpcg. Sole Aoi:m  . HEHBAQEDM.  Real Estato Agent.   Issuer of Mnrriago Llconsoi  The   spring months   are   a trying  timo to most people.     At no other  timo of the    year   do    health   and  strength seem so hard lo gain and to  hold.   You do not feel that you aro  really sick, but you feelnbout as  bad  as   you   could if you were seriously  ill.   That feeling ought to be got rid  of���and it can be.   What you need is  a tonic to enrich the blood und free  it   from   tlie impurities   which havo  lodged in your   system    during the  winter, and   which are    responsible  for your present condition. Dr.- Williams' Pink Pills is the only reliable,  never-failing tonic medicine.     These  pills make new,  rich blood,strengthen the nerves,  and bring health and  vitality lo every organ 111 the body.  Tliey  arc  an  ideal   spring medicine  and the bost tiling in the woild for  all  diseases    having their origin in  impoverished  or  impure  blood.   The  c'.ise  of Miss    Belle    Colioon,    White  Rock Mills,  X.  S.,  is strong corroboration  of  these    statements.     She  says :    "Tliree years ago this spring  I.was   very  much  run  down.      The  leasl exertion exhausted me.   I seemed to lose ambition and a feeling of  languor  and   sluggishness    took  its  place.   My   appetite  failed  mo    and  my sleep at nights   was    disturbed  and restless.   In fact I was in a pitiable condition.     Alter trying   two  or three medicines without benefit, I  began the use of Dr. Williams'   Pink  Pills and  they    speedily  worked   a  change   for   tho better arid by   the  time 1 had used a half dozen boxes  I felt stronger than I had done   for  years   <1  have  since used  the   pills  in the spring and I find tliem an excellent tonic."  .  Because   of   their   thorough  prompt action     on   the blood  nerves    these    pills    speedily  anaemia,    rheumatism, sciatica  tial    paralysis,    St.   Vitus'    Dance,  .scrofula, and eruptions  of  the   skin  erysipelas, kidney and liver   troubles,  and   the    functional ailments   which  make the lives of so many women u  source.of constant misery. Oilier so-  called tonic pills are mere imitations  of this sterling remedy.   Get the genuine with the   full name "Dr.   Williams' Pink Pills    for Pale .People"  on  the  wrapper  around .every  box.  Sold by all, medicine dealers or sent  post paid at 50 cents a box or six  boxes  for   S'2.oO by addressing   Tlie  Ur.   Williams'   Medicine   Co.,'Brockville,  Ont.  nnd  and  cure  par-  ' "* you uso seeds, get good ones. Wo keep  tlio best in tho market. Catalogue on application.  KEITH& CO.,  P. O. Bis 430. '��9 iliiin Street, Winnipeg  0  0  Is assured if you-  TRAVEL-  VIA  Canadian Northern Ky  Lowest Rules to all Points  in the  EAST, WEST, AND SOUTH.  Daily Solid Veslibuled Train, with  Sleeping Cais, to St. Paul and Minneapolis.  OCEAN STEAMSHIP TICKETS  No sadder proof can bo given by a  man of his own littleness than disbelief in groat men.���Carlyle.  MINAHD'S LINIMFNT for Sate Eraywto.  Too swift arrives as tardy ns too  slow.���Shakcspea.ro.  Full particulars on application to  any agent Canadian Northern Ry, or  GEO. H. SHAW,  Tinffii- Manager, Winnipeg.  Tlie Flow of Milk  will be increased.  . Why p,o to all the  trouble of keeping  cows and get only  about half the milk  tlu-y should produce.  h  W. N. U   No   371.  Purifier  strengthens lbs digestion and invigorates thc whole ���system so that  thc nutriment is all drawn from thc  food. It takes just llie Game trouble to cue for a cow when she  gives tliree quarts as when she  gives a pail. Dick's Wood Purifier  will pay back its cost with good  interest in a few weeks.  50 cents a package.  Leemlilg, Miles & Co., "Agents,  nONTREAL.  Write for Book on Horsesand Cnttle free  WHEAT.  The    United   States    market    for  wheat dropped to  the lowest figure  for the present crop last week.   The  quotations show a decline of 2c per  bushel irom a week ago.   The cause  of   the    decline is attributed to the  favorable    weather   for   tho   winter  crop in the States, together with an  absence of buying for export.   At the  same    time    it   may   bo noted that  "within tlio Inst fortnight thero havo  been   reported   large quantities sold  for   export,   and many reports from  tho winter situation contradictory of  tiio    probability    that    the    winter  wheat crop as a whole is in a flourishing condition.    The facts  appear  to   be   that   ualcss   each   day as it  conies shows enormous sales for export   and   at.  tlio ' same   time gives  largo crop damage reports, there are  parties   owning wheat who get nervous   and   let   it   go ul a loss, and  others    ready    to sell short, and on  the other hand as soon as anything  occurs    to   prompt    the    idea   that  wlieat may ndwmco those same parties   get   on   tlie buying side and of  coursr nn advance takes placu.    The  truth    of   the situation seems to bo  tliat    slocks,    visible and invisible,  nro   not extra large, that exporting  countries  oulside of North America  have'in the aggregate only very mod-  crate supplies in evidence to sell to  Europe, where the surplus is needed.  That   tlie requirements of importing  countries arc fully larger than usual  between   now and September 1, and  that present prices, though fair, aro  not high, and besides this, the pro-  sen^ prospect    for ' the ensuing season's   crops,   though not discouraging,   is not particularly bright, and  that   unless   there is very favorable  crop    weather   during    the growing  season tho ultimate aggregate yield  may    he   such    as   to cause present  prices to be looked back upon as extremely moderate.  Manitoba wlieat has been extremely, dull. Owing to the decline 111  United Stales markets, and the fact  that exporters and buyers generally  are well loaded up with wlieat,  which they cannot get turned over  before the opening of lake navigation, buyers have held back this  week from buying more persistently than ,they have done at any timo  during this season. Trices at tho  end of last week were : No. 1 hard,  spot, 72!Ac; No. 1 northern, 70'/.c at  Fort William.  COUNTRY WHEAT ���, The bad  roads have stopped farmers' deliveries to a great extent, and we note  a light movement tins week Prices  range from oii lo 60c per bushel for  best wheal to farmers.  Lherpool Prices���No. 1 northern  spring wheat sold at Lherpool on  Saturday at 6s Id.  FLOUR-Ogilvies Hungarian Patent  S1.9."> per sack of U8 Ihs.: Glenora  Patent, SI.SO; Alberta, SI.CO; Manitoba. SI.40; Imperial XXXX, SI.20  MILLFEED���Bran, in bulk, per ton  $14.30; shorts, S16.50. Delivered in  bags,  the prices are Sl.oO higher.  GROUND FEED-Oat chop is quoted at 527 per ton delivered to the  trade; barley chop, S22 per ton:  mixed barley and oats, ��25 por ton;  oil cake, S27 per ton.  Oats���Farmers' deliveries are vory  light, as the roads are bad. but  there is plenty of oats in country elevators to meet the demand, and  business is quiet. There aro a few  orders coming in for oats from Quebec at last weeks price. Seed oats arc  being freely ciiq'uired for but so far  tliero has been very little actual buying done. Sellers are asking -15 to  50c' per bus. for seed oats; 35 to .'36c  bushel for feed grades in car lots on  track in Winnipeg. Prices being paid  to farmers at country points for No.  2 white oats range around 2S to  31c, Brandon rate of freight.  BARLEY���Tliero is but very little  doing in barley here. The market is  firmer and we quote now 37c to 3Sc  per bushel of 4.8 pounds for feed  grades, and 40c per bushel for malting, on track in Winnipeg.  HAY"���Thc market for buy is dead  Offerings are largo and owing to  poor roads, etc., there is but little  demand. The general idea of the  value is S4.50 per ton for fresh baled on track. Loose hay is worth  about the same as baled.  DRESSEn MEATS-Bccf, city dressed, 7 to Sc per pound; country. \'-��c  under these prices; veal, 8 to '.)c;  mutton, Sc; lambs, 8c; hogs, 7'/_c  POULTRY-Fresh killed chickens 11  to J.2'/_c per pound, delivered here;  ducks-and.geese._10_to,llc;_and_tur-  keys, 12V_ to 1-lc.  BUTTER���Creamery���Thero is \ cry  littic creamery to be had as milk is  scarce and local factories nre only  mnking a very small quantity of  butter, not enough for thcir regular  customers. Winnipeg buyers ure paying 21c por lb. net for their su|>-  plios at present. ,  BUTTER���Dairy ��� There is almost  a famine in the dairy butter market  and prices have moved up 2c per  pound this week in consequence. The  renson for tho shortage is lo be  found largely in tbo fact that country roads aro in very bad shape and  farmers cannot market even the little Hint thoy are making. Wholesale dealers are paying 22c per  pound, commission busis, for fine  butter in tubs, bricks or prints: 16  to 18b for ordinary qualities, while  seconds ure only worth 10 to 12c  per pound, and some of the receipts  do not bring that much.  CHEESE���Jobbers aro getting IIV.  to 12V_c per pound for choose  Stocks    now    in hand aie from On-  LIVE STOCK.  CATTLE1���Beef cattle aro scarco all  over the country. Buyers are paying as high as 4t_c per pound for  fat cattli- for their regular trade,  and the range of prices is 4 to 4��_c,  according to quality, oft cars hero.  Stockcrs are worth $14 to SIC per  head for yearlings, nnd ��18 to ��20  for two year aids,  SHEEP���Sheep are not plentiful,  and the regular quotation is in the  neighboihood of 5c per pound delivered here.  Wlien tho bad men combine, the  good must associate, else they will  full one hy one .an impiliable sacrifice 111 a contemptible strugglo.-  Buike  t  *t\s  Ca^/zlv, "ju^f 4rf  W&Us'&MtmJp  A TORONTO MAN  THE Mil. JARD1NE REFERRED TO  LIVES IN THE QUEEN CITY.  Well-known Throughout Canada As  One of Canada's Commissioners  to tlie Paris Exposition���His  Statement is a Very Valuable  One and Has Been Read Willi  Much interest.  Toronto, April 5.���(Special).���Mr.  .1. t!. Jordine, whose statement as  to the wonderful curative and tonic  properties of Dodd's Kidney Pills  has been published in many of the  papers, is' a resident of this cily.  city. His homo is at 305 Crawford  street.  Mr. .Tiirdine was chosen as one of  the Canadian Commissioners to the  Paris Exposition two years ago, and  performed tiie onerous duties of that  ollice with honor to himself and  credit to his country.  It is to his experience in the French  eupitnl at this timo that Mr. Jar-  dine makes particular reference in  published staeement in which he  says :  '���During my stay in Paris I felt  quite run down owing to the coin-  to tho complete change and to the  worries und work of our" business  there. 1 suffered not a little with  back-ache, with a. general feeling of  depression and 1 found Dodd's Kidney Pills invaluable.  "T had learned the value of this  medicine befoie going,to Europe as  I had it very successfully for backache, which 1 found it relieved almost instantly. So when I went to  Paris I was careful to take with me  somo of this my favorite remedy.  "Every time 1 wns threatened with  a return of the trouble I used a few  they did not disappoint me. They  arc the best medicine T know of to  tone up the system generally, and  they do certainly relieve backache  instantly."  What Mr. .Tardine has snid is amply borne out by many others'in this  city whoso experiences have been  ami are being published from day to  day. Dodd's Kidney Pills arc certainly without an equal as a medicine i'or those who are "tired out,"  "run down" or "used up."  Dorld's Kidney Pills have been endorsed most heartily by all classes.  Page Woven Y/ire Fcace    itbm>mi-si!c]ooioii3toproveof llttlevalre.  Koto  'ho continuouscollji^-^s^-^^^Uiis mains it clastic and scl.'-rcgulttinf;. Tliofsgo  Wire Tencolsinadoof "Page" wlro, wldtih H twice sc strong 111 Ordinary vrh-o. Prices nro  particularly low thlsScsson. 60,000 miles of Puce I'enccs now in U"-e. W 0 alsomakc Gates.  Ornnmontnl Fences nnd Poultry Netting. Iho Paije Wire Fence Co.. L'���iltoci. W^lhgrvtll". Ort. i.'  ROSS & ROSS. General Aerents. Box 633, Winnipeg, Bian.  No man is so insignificant as to bo  sure his example can do no hurt.���  Lord  Clarendon.  OR. A. W. CHASE'S fa  eATARRHCURE... ��  0.  Is sent direct to the diseased  Paris by the Improved Blower.  Heals (be ulcers, clears (be air  passages, slops droppings In the  throat and permaiiantlr cures  .  Catarrh and Hay Fev��r. Blower  free. All dealcn. or Dr. A. W. Chase  Medicino Co., Toronto and Buualc.  Put a seal upon your lips and forget what you have done. After you  hnvo been kind, after lovo has stolen  forth into the world, and done its  beautiful work, go back into tlie  shade again and say nothing about  it. Love bides even from itself.���  Professor Druminond.  Minard's Liniment Cnres Burns, Etc.  It is a noble and great thing to  cover tlio blemishes and excuse the  failings of a friend: to draw a curtain before the stains, and to display hi:, perfection ; to bury his  ���weaknesses in silence, but lo proclaim his virtues on the house-top.  ���South.  ll is only by thinking about great  and good things that we come to  love them, and it is only by loving  tliem that we come to long for them,  and it is only by longing for tliem  that we iu-0 impelled to seek after  them.���H. Van Dyke.  ANOTHER HAPPY MOTIIEK.  Tolls    How    Her    Baby    of    Eight  Months Profited by Wise  Treatment.  As Parmeleo's Yogctnblo Pills contain man-  drtiko aud dundolion, they curo liver and kldnoy  complaints with unerring cortainty. Thoy also  contain roots nnd horbs which aavo spoehlc  virtues truly wonderful in thoir action on tho  stomach, and bowels. Sir. I!, A. Cnimcross,  Shntepeuro, writes :���" I consider Parmeleo's  Pills nu'excellent remedy for biliousness and  dcrfimromrnt of llio liver, ha7ing used thein myself for somo time."  Dreams go by contraries and tlie  ni.iii who indulges in dny dreams is  always contrary.  We are shaped and  fashioned  what we love.���Coothe.  by  Private credit is wealth, public  honor is security: the feather that  adorns the royal bird supports its  flight ; strip him of his pliimage.aiid  you fix him to tlie earth.���Junius.      .  What man is tliere over whose  mind a bright spring morning does  not exercise a magic influence.  Fntlierless Children In Japan.  Japan has only ono orphanage, yet  In no other Innd nre fntlierless chlldreu  better eared lor. Every family cares  for tlie sick, destitute or orphans nearest to It. ' There is a superstition tliat  11 childless houso Is accursed, and people who nre uot Messed with children  of their own never rest till thoy hnve  adopted some waif.  WHY WOOLENS WEAR THIN..  A SCENE IN A  (JROl'ER'S STORE."  tn.no _ _________  EGGS���The market has been weaker this week and 11 to 12c per dozen for fresh case eggs, Commission  basis, has been the,prico throughout  the week. This would moan about  9c to the farmers at country points.  POTATOES��� Farmers' loads, delivered in Winnipeg, are worth 20 to  80c per bushel.  Sir, 1 iia\c just come round myseli'  to tell you that you have absolutely  spoiled a pair of blankets on 1110.  1 have I  Yes, sir, you have !  Surely you nro mistaken, madam !  1'am not mistaken. I send lound  my little girl a. fow days ago lor a  good strong soap to mash out some  heavy things. In all innocence 1  used what you sent me, and the result is that my blankets aro just the  skeleton 01 what tliey were. They  arc ruined, sir, and'it's your Uuilt !  Yes, but 1 sent what I usually  send in such cases.  What you usually send ! No wonder Mrs. Jloore, my neighbor, complains of lier clothes wearing out; 1  that what c sold you injured your  soup.  But, madam, 1 always give my customers what they ask for. Had you  nnmed-iu particular bnind_of_soap_  you would haio had it.  Named a particular brand ! How  was I to know anything 01 brands ?  But 1 know better now, and 1 know  what ruined my blankets���and my  hands are in a nice plight too !  1 can assure you, madam, tliat it is  not my desire lo sell anything that  will be injurious to either the hands  or clothing ol my customers, and 1  shall be glad to know bow you prove  find you usually send her the same  blankets and your hands.  Well, 1 was telling Mrs, Neill my  trouble, and she lent me a little cutting, and here it is; you can load it:  "Dr.-Stevenson Macadam, Lecturer  on Chemistry, Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh, describes the destructive property of soda upon wool vory graphically.  "After mentioning how strong nl-  kali such us potash and soda, disastrously affect cotton, linen nnd wool,  he says   :  "On ono occasion 1 employed this  property of soda in a useful way  Theie was a huge quantity of now  blankets sent to one of 0111 hospitals, which when guen out,- weie  said by the patients to be not so  warm as the old blankets weie. and  that led to an niM.-stig.it inn as # to  whether the blankets weie genuine  or not. They looked well, and  \veighed properly, and T got a blanket sent-to 1110 for examination and  analysis We found soon that there  was cotton mixed   with    the wool  and the question was as to separating trie two, because they were thoroughly woven throughout, and it  was only by detaching the fine fibres  from each other that you identified  tiie cotton fibre. 1 fell on the device  of using'soda. 1 took a bit 01 blanket and put it in a vessel with soda,  and boiled it tliero, and very quickly the wool got eaten away by tlie  soda, and there was left behind tho  cotton as a kind of skeleton���a sort  of ghost���of the original blanket out  of whicli il was taken. 1 mention  tliis merely to indicate to you the  pernicious effects of using caustic  materials, wliich, when employed  strong by themselves, affect woollen  articles 111 this way, and which, even  when nol very strong, will more  slowly, but with equal certainty,  tend to destroy the woollen fibre."  Now, I want to tell you tliat we  ncighborKibavc-had-a7t.iIk-ovci--tho  matter,  and  we are    not going    to  have our clothes and hands ruined in  this way.   Several of our neighbors  who have proved to us that Washing Sodas, Potash, Chloride of Lime,  and "soap substitutes"-are most injurious to clothes and hands: "Free  alkali"  in soaps is practically   the  caustic soda that burns the clothes.  Why, you dare not keep caustic soda  in a tin canister;  it must lie in   an  earthen jar,  or  it will even corrode  thc tin I   Now,  it's for you to  provide us with pure soap without free  alkali, or we miisl  Iind it elsewhere.  Murium,    you enlighten me I      So  many soupi are advertised at pure,  that I really took little heed'to any  dillerenco between  tliem.  I have one, however, that hits medical certillcalcs of its freedom from  free alkali, lt is guaranteed pure ;  and the makers offer s?.">,000 reward  to any one who can prove that it. i.s  not pure, and further. 1 am authorized to vol urn the purchase money  to any 0110 lintliug cause for complaint.  Lot me see it ' Why, Sunlight  Soap ' It's a beautiful clean, ficsh-  lookmg -soap, and this Octagon  shape is iciy handy Give me fhc  bars.  Teething time is the critical age in  a child's life. Any slight disorder iu  the stomach or bowels at that time  greatly increases the peevishness of  the little one, and'may have serious  and oven fatal results. It is impossible to take too great care of.your  baby's health during tliis period, and  no better remedy than Baby's Own  Tablets is known for the minor ailments of childhood. Among, tho  mothers who ha\e proved the worth  of this medicine is Mrs. R. McMas-  ter, Cookstown, Out. Her little  baby girl was suffering from tlie  combined trials if indigestion, constipation and teething, and the  mother's strength was severely taxed  by the continuous care tlio child  needed. A box of Baby's Own Tab-  lots, however, made such an improvement that Mrs. McMasler is  now enthusiastic in their praise.  "It gives me great pleasure to testify to the value of Baby's Own Talv-  lets." she writes : " lly baby of '  eight months was much tioubled  with constipation and indigestion,  and was very restless at night. I  procured a box of Baby's Own Tablets, and the results were so satisfactory that I have not'used any  otlier medicine since. My baby girl  is now regular and healthy, and getting lier teeth seems much easier  and she rests a great deal bolter.  These Tablets arc a great help, to  little ones when teething."  Baby's    Own  Tablets  arc guaranteed  to  contain  no  opiate  or  other  harmful drug.   They produce natural  6leep,    because    thcy^   regulate    the  stomnrh and bowels and'comfort the  nerves.     They    promptly cure such  troubles as colic, sour stomach, constipation, diarrhoea, worms, indigestion and simple fever.     Thoy break  up colds, prevent ovoup and allay tho  irritation accompanying the cutting  of toelh.   Dissolved in water,    they'  can bo given with absolute safely to  llie youngest infant.   Sold by drugr  gists, or sent postpaid at 25 cents a  box, by addressing the Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co.,  Brockville,  Ont.   Free  sample sent on application.   Mention  Ibis paper.  Nothing except a battle lost can be  half so melancholy as a battle won.  Wellington.  There never was, nnd nover will bo, a  universal panacea, in one remedy, for all ills  to which flesh is heir���tho Tory naturo of  many curatives being such that were the  germs of othor and differently seated diseases rooted in tho system of tlio patient���  wlint would rolio. j ono ill in turn would aggravate tho olhor. We have, howevor, in  Quinino Wine, when obtainablo in a sound,  unadulterated state, a remedy for many and  grievous' ills. By its gradual and judicious  uso the frailest systems are led into conva-  lescence and strength by the influence which  Quinino exerts on nature's own restoratives.  It rcliovos tho drooping spirits of thoso with  whom achronio state of morbid despond,  ency and lack of interest in life is a disease,  and, by tranquilizing tho nerves, disposes to  sound and refreshing sloei^���imnarts vigor"  to the action of .tho blood, wliich, being  stimulaledj-courses-throughoat- tho- veins���  strengthening tho healthy animal functions  of tho system, theroby making activity a  necessary result, strengthening tho frame,  und giving life to the digestivo organs, which  naturally demand increased substance���result, improved appotito. Northrop �� Lyman,  of Toronto have given to tho public their  superior Quinino Wine nt tho usual rate, and,  gauged by the opinion of scientists, this  wino approaches nearest perfection of any in  tho market.  All druggists soil it.  Tliere never ^-ns "a good war or a  bad peace'.���Bed jam in Franklin,  Sbtobytho grocor.���-This wholo nolshbor.  hood ls using Sunlyihti Soap now. I havo no  moreoomplalnts rhavo no room lu my store  now for rosinons concoctions of alkali poisons:  but it is not tho errocor's fault If tho public aro  satisfied with common soaps.  If tho pnbbc ask  for Sunlight Soap octigon bai���wo elvo it  them.  nieusrg. Korthron A I,ymnn Co. nro tho  proprietors of Dr. Th��ma3' lieloctrio OiLwhlcli  Ls now being sold in immense (innntitlte  throughout tlio Dominion. It lswolcomod by  tho suffering invalid erory whero with emotions  of delight, bei'ntiHo it banishes pain nnd glvci  inf tint relief. '1 bis valu.iblo specific for almost  '���every ill tliutllobh Is heir to,'' is valued by tho  fiifi-jrerns moro prouious thnn uo'd. It is the  olixirof liiolo miiiva wnstcd Ir.imc. To the  'amorltn imlKpoiisjblo. audit should beiu  -ivi'ry hoiL>0.  History  is philosophy  teaching by  example.���Bolingbioke.  MAE'S LMfflT EeliEves Kennlela.  Content   thy self  good ���Addison  lo    be obscmely  When washing greasy dishes or pots and nans.  Lever's Dry Soap (a powdor), wall removo tho  groaso with tho Greatest ease.   \   It is only by wisely tiaining    the  physical, 11101 nl, and intellectual to- .  gather that the complete man can bo ,  found ���Samuel Smiles.  ���MJ  M  '~*jL  hi  '�����  lii  y ��� f HE INDEPENDENT.  aa.'TURiDAf-,  ���������������i ���������*;*������  .MAT 17, lSfje"  m  We have just opened a big shipment of CORSETS to retail at  50c, 75c, $8.00, $1.25.  Tills is a special opportunity which will pay you to Investigate at oace.  It is not a job lot of broken sizes, but a shipment of various kinds and In  nil sizes.   Come and see them.  or members of a union or (persons acting onhls or their behalf, unless it be  ���proved that such member or memlbers  or persons acted with the directly-expressed sanction and authority of the  trade union rules."  k.   meeting   of    representatives * of  '���     ���������������       ITiB.I^I'iB.WHj  (Successor to Scotl in Kennedy)  303 Hastings Street, Vancouver, B. C.  OXfOftD..  Ladies and Gentlemen will  find our stock complete.  We want your business.  Give us a call.  TIIE PATEIISON SHOE CO., LD  301 Hastings St.  SEWS OFTHE LABOR WORLD  CANADIAN.  Ottawa is receiving offers'��� from several  telephone companies  desirous of  installing a system in opposition to the  Bell.  '���������'.'��� "���'���.'  The socialists of Hamilton are circulating" a petition asking tor the release of Lockhart 31. Gordon, who was]  Vsent.down for 21 days for obstructing  tlie streets. ...       _, ������ '  . The street railway employees of Win-  ���nlpeg have a new schedule, which is  as follows: ���" One year men, 15 cents;  ,. two year men, 16 cents; three year  men, IS cents; four year, men, 19 cents;  Ovc year men, 20 cents.  :������ 3tn connection with'the bakers" strike  at Winnipeg, one:of the. most helpful  and encouraging influences is the sup-  jiort given to the idea Of a co-operative  toaltery. Plans, are. completed for a  SS,E00 plant and each union, supplied  ���with a subscription list.- The amount  subscribed is over $1,000.   .  The attendance at the meeting of re  tail clerks at Victoria on Monday night  was larger than at any of the previous  _ meetings,  a sprinkling of lady clerks  Ibeing present. - It was decided itoVaflll-  'late' '-with : the    International  .: Retail  . Clerk's association, but the charter list  ; ivlli lbe;left: open for CO days to allow  '.'.' llhose wls-hing to' join  the; association  the opportunity of doing so at the low  fee.-.  A committee was    appointed to  -<Lraift by-laws.   It'was also decided to  send delegates to the Trades and Labor  council.    Tbe next meeting.of the as-  Bociatlon will be. held on .Monday night.  ���.,- ThePhoenix Trades and Labor: council gave its annual iball" and supper on  Monday ,night last. ��� The affair, was a  Biuge success.  AMERICAN.  Tlhe lathers at St. Louis have a scale  <o% tii,for eight hours.  " "The Galveston (building trades have  "cstaJblished a free la'bor bureau.  The laundrymen of Portland have acceded to the demand of the strikers.  The Carpenters' union of Santa Rosa  secured the eight-hour day without  difficulty.  The lathers of Everett, Wash., (have  dbtalned a raise of 35 cents an (hour for  overtime.  /���  IPivo hundred ipainters have struck .it  ���Clevelandyfocan.. increase of 7 l-2.oonts  an hour.  i  Tlie tenth anniversary of tlie opening  of the Childs-Drexel Home for "Union  Printers of the United States, Canada  and Mexico was celebrated-at Colorado  Springs,'. Col., this .week.. Lieutenant-  Governor Coates and H. B. Garman,  president of Colorado State Federation  of Lalbor, were among the guests  The  affairs of tlie home are especially prosperous. ,. ;���"  The hod carriers of Chicago have obtained a scale of 2S cents an hour with  the eigtot-hour day."'  The shop employees of tlhe Illinois  "Central--through Iowa are demanding;  a shorter work day. ���  ���The painters of Des Moines get S5  cents an hour since tho successful termination'of their strike.  The Trades Assembly of Des Moines  has 'been successful in organizing the  telephone girls of that city.  The 'Stationary .Engineers' Union of  .Cdiicaigo is said to have gained 500  members within dive weeks.  Two hundred Chicago cigar-maikers  have struck against a reduction ranging from $3 to $5,per thousand., .  The steam fitters of Duluth have no-  tilled the employers that after July 1st  their wages will be $3.75 per day.   77  The San Antonio Dispatch says that  there is a move on foot in Texas to establish the e'ight-hour day for printers?  The -Bombers' union of Seattle has decided that no member shall w-ork in a  shop not entitled to the 'union shop  card.' , -��� ��������� :   ir.  A labor exchange says the Santa Fe  is discharging all the Japanese section  hands and putting Mexicans to work in  their olace.   .������':���;������[��� ": ���[ .  The strike of. tug foremen^ at: Duluth  has spread "until it. seems likely to include all the men in that vocation on  the, Great 'Lakes.   . .'V."-.  TJie union plumbers of Kansas City  are receiving ?4 for eight hours' work,  which Is an advance of 25 cents7a day  over the old scale. !    V  The Trades and Labor Council of To:  pelca, Kan., has endorsed the proposition to start a union laundry. Nearly  $5,O0O7is already .pledged. i,7  Tdie: strike of the; mill men at Portland is the result of a demand! for an  increase to ?2per;day of ten hours and  a raise of 25 cents for all who were  formerly receiving $2.   7  Portland Is considering provision for  a proposed: neiw charter, and organized  labor has asked ��� for a clause which  fixes eight hours as a day's work and  $2 as a minimum day's wages.  Representatives of all the labor organizations in Oregon are in Portland  organizing a State Federation of_Labor, which shall include to its membership every labor union in the state.  If"!seeiS^lTaf^lnB^hffles^i^ouf  In the Cananea, Ariz., strike and that  construction on the new smelter is at  standstill. The strikers have posted  pickets at Benson and at Tucson and  meet every train from the west that  may carry men to supply their plaices.  The machinists have beenJ offered Jb  a day, gold, for ten hours' iworflc  Welsh employers and workmen engag.  ed in the tlnplate Industry has agreed  to a week's holiday coronation week  Tho wage settlement for tho year  stands over, but there is little doubt  that it will be amicably effected before  the termination of the present agreement in Juno.  The Ttural district council of Middle-  ton, Ireland, whioh is about to expend  ��30,000 'on the erection of a large number of laborers' cottages-, has decided  in deference to tho wishes expressed by  a deputation from the Cork Trades  Council to" entrust the execution of the  work to competent contractors whose  prices were reasonable.  The agitation amongst tho wonklng  classes against the brewing monopoly  ln Dublin is" taking a practical turn.  At a larse meeting of working men  held lit one of the working men's clubs  of the city on Sunday a resolution was  passed declaring 'that the smalt breweries are .worthy of support because of  the employment they afford, and calling on the licensed trade to stock the  products of those ibrowerles and give  the.,\vorklng men. the means of practically supporting wholesale trade rivalry  and stemming the further spread of  monopoly in ithe brewing trade.  The ninth annual congress. of representatives of Irish Trade and Labor  ���unions 'Will open in the municipal  buildings, Cork, on Monday next. The  principal questions set down'.'for discussion include technical education,  poor law reform, workmen's compensation, war oflice contracts, the fall-  wages resolution, the amendment of  the publio libraries act, ordnance workshops in Ireland1, the railways regulation act, Old age pensions, and Sir  Charles Dilke's shops iblll. There will  be a mass' meeting' and labor demonstration 'held in connection, with the  congress.  The monthly report issued Iby the  general secretary of the Amalgamated  Society of ' Carpenters and Joiners  states .that the members are experienc  lng more difficulty than usual at this  season of the year in obtaining employment, .which is evidence that the  trade is passing through a depression,  which cannot 'be attributed to the severe winter, but to otlier causes which  no one can. accurately determine. The  hope is expressed that the advent of  spring will Improve mattera'and that  there will soon :bo wortc enough for all.  New branches , have been opened at  Ystalyifera, Glamorgan, ��� andi Chelsea,  Mass., ; U. S. A.. : The ������ number . of  branches is now 823 and the total membership 67.S77.   ���  signs that tooth employers and employees are awakening to a better -understanding and a more sympathetic interest in each other. If this view be  JustHled it Is all In favor of Industrial  peace. (Mr. Morgan thinks that compulsory arbitration may be legalized^  but only after voluntary agencies have  proved It practicable. He is greatly  impressed by the proposals of the National Iudustrlal association, promoted  by IMr. John Lockie, ot Newcastle-on-  Tyne. The alms of this body include  (1) To keep before the minds of the  employers and employed that the practical recognition of thoir common Interest will strengthen and promote  British trade and commerce; (2) to create permanent machinery wihlch will  be available In case ot any threatened  dispute between employers and1 their  WPJ'lcmen, with a view to preventing a  Strike or lock-out. Mr, Lodkie's scheme  does not confine its operations to thc  prevention of strikes, but embraces  otlier means for the improvement of  trade through the mutuality of capital  and lalbor.  ���   .-���' ^7':��'  | Gold at a Discount--^     ���'  v'    ��� ���'. A-  Is no more a Bargain tlaafi a X  #65 Cleveland Bicycle at #45.   ^.  We have Just a limited number of   both  Ladies'  and1  Gent's ^~  ���Models���H901 make���regular $65.00 wheels, whioh go while they last  at 545.00.  This is the greatest wheel bargain in years.  ���  ���  X SOLE AGENT .^.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������  t  , 126 Hastings St. ��  -u-r-a-l-o  This high grade WALL FINISH la la ���  greater demand tfhds year than ever.  BECAUSE   lt  mixes  easier,   works  easier, looks better   and   lasts longer -  tfhain'any other finish manufactured.  AbOc for the best and the best is MURT1LO.  '(Made in twenty-four shades andi .white.  Solo Agents,  McLennan,  McFeely f��Co  TEAMSTERS ORGANIZE. ��� '  On Wednesday a mass.meeting of the  teamsters' was held In Union hall, and  never before has that hall been so tax*  ed for room as lt was on that occasion;  Every available place was crowded.  The meeting had been called to, give  all teamsters a chance to join the new  International Teamsters' union. This  they did in large numbers.. Addresses  were made by President Lamrick, of  Trades council; K. 'McPherson, and Mr.  O'-Dell, of the American Boot and Shoe  Workers' International union, of Hamilton, Ont., who g-avea very interesting  address 'upon The Use of the Union Label. Organizer Watson then called upon all who. wished to become charter  members to come and sign the roll.  This they did In crowds, .after which  officers were elected, thus bringing to  a close the meeting atVhich was formed the largest organization yet started  in this city. Mr. Watson natura:lly!feels  "proud'of the new organization, as it is  one he has been 'trying1 to get under  way for months. There are some things  connected with a teamster's life in this  city and In othere which nothing,but  organization'-Cain', remedy.7 In the':express business ,of this city .the city  couiicil has laid down certain''charges  whioh are supposed, to be adhered to  for, different work, but,there are men  and boys in the business ..who, in. order  to get a job, will do the woiik for half  the price.. This Die union will remedy.  Another-great grievance is so many  boys being allowed to m-un..' rigs"which  the teamsters:consider are an injury to  them, and a menace to the public. Most  of the runaways are the fault of the  inexperience of these, lads. The union  will also take this matter, .up and fight  it to; a. finish.   7 ,7  Phone 44.  122 Cordova Street., Vancouver, B.C.  Phone 1063.  <ioinc; Awaij?  The season of travel is here. Preparations are already making;  for the annual outing. -Why not go a^iay in style? A nice new  TRUNK or VALISE oi^CLUB BAG- or SUIT CASE makes a good  impression'-wherever it goes���gives the owner am entree that Is un-  mlstaikoibly cordial. Our trunk'"store at 127 Hastings street, opposite  ,'Ralph's,'is filled with an assortment of Traveling Requisites that  cannot toe equalled in this city.  JOHNSTON, KERfOOT if* CO.  104- ond 106 Cordova Street.  Trunk Store 127 Hastings St., 0|>b. Wm. Ralph's.  KELLY, DOUGLAS & ���0.  WHOLESALE GKOCERS,  Cordova and Water Streets,   -   Vancouver, B. C.  [Jgir Headquarters for Domestic and Bm-  jjorted Cigars and Smoking Sundries.  1 Tbe Salt     ���  I of life  is bumiu&H. .We. want more of  it. We'll uciil if nn out anil out  bargain wil! feti'li ii.  How Iv I bis  A two-quart  Hot Water Bottle  or  Fountain Syringe  75c"  The McDav/efl, Atkinsi,  1      Watson Co., Ud. Liability |  �� LP-TO-OAti: DRliGGISTS. ��  FOREIGN.  Broomhouse colliery, near Balllles-  tonr Scotland, has Btoppcd and 300 men  have toeeni thrown idle.  At the Inst meeting of the Glasgow  Trades Council, the delegate of the  Lanarkshire Miners' union stated that  In Lanarkshire tliere were 30,000 miners  ��ind tliat every year tliero were never  fewer than 1,000 men on strike.  A report has'ibeen issued by tho General Federation of Trade Unions of  England in which the result arrived at  by. the management comjndtte.e as to  the protection of trade-union funds is  (given. The following is suggested as  "A Bill to Define Liaibility of a Trade  Union'': "No action shall Me ^gainst a  trade -union for the recovery of damage  sustained by, any. person wlhffltsoeyer  by reason of the action -ot a member  PATRONIZE HOME STORES.  There is a strike on in'' the printing  deaprtment of the T. Eaton Company's  departmental store, Toronto, and -not  only ha:ve the nnem'bers of "Old 111"  gone out on strike, tout the pressmen,  Pt-essfeedors and iboolefoldc-rs have as  ���well, and there are others of.the employees that may follow suit. AVe presume it is fairly well understood that  the average wage in this departmental  store to-day is very small���a, mere pittance. Think of asking a -man with a  family to provide for and house rent to  ���pay, etc., to work for $10 a week, and  nine hours a day at that, with high  rents and the price of necessaries of  life advanced7 from 40 to SO per cent,  higher than they have ever ibeen! It is  a burning sihame���we were going to saj-  a monstrous crime! There is no doubt  tout that this departmental store and  its factories attempts to set the standard of wages, and thus the skinning  process is resorted to. Put a man In  the-ContraU.prlson^for^slx.aiionthSiif  he steals some Scrap Iron1 from the  Grand Trunk railway, tout lionize and  idollzo fhlm it ho has , ,the ability to  Skin his fellow men out of a thousand  dollars in hard-earned wages. Let us  .appeail to our constituents. Instead of  ���buying through the mail order system  of the Eaton company patronize tlie  ���merchants in your own vicinity and  ���keep tho cash In your own neighborhood. Tliey can give you as good bargains, and much 'better for that matter, than you can obtain in this store.  And many so-called "bargains" are not  ���bargains at all. The most gullible animal ln the world Is man, and there is  no gullibility equal to that Involved ln  the toargaln-huntlng humbug. Then  quit the exhibition of your gullabllity  and patronize your "home stores."  When you want to hire.a flrst-class  horse and buggy, go to the Palace  livery (tables.  Telephone 126.  Ihe Mint  Is located at the corner of Carrall and  Hastings streets. The bottled goods are  nil lirst-class and tlio prices right for  every one.   Seattle Kninier beer,5cents.  Photo Engraver and Stereofyjjer,,  152 Cordova St., Vancouver, B. C;,    ":  Telephone 1���2���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J. J Sparrow, Palace livery  stables.  That will do what a wood   or. coal  stove can do.  That's the kind you want, isn't it  Como In and we will show yooi how  much you can saive on your fuel bill  and at the same time tell you how  cheap they are.  VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.  LIMITED,  339 Hastings Street.  ������������<�����������������������������<��-��*��  Sec  ��� Eyes ���  ! Tested  y You'll  i i  o'  o  <���  <i  n.  if  <���  ii  if  if  ii  o  <>  <>  ii  o  It may be you delay too long  albout those glasses. Eyes should1  toe examined often, every two or  three years at the farthest. Then  you can have classes always  that HI t and give you ��� comfort.  Let us give you a date. Our experience and attention will toene-  !fit defective Vision and often prevent total blindness. TExoinlna-'  tlon: free. ,,  DAVIDSON BROS^  The Jewelers and Opticians,  146 Cordova St.  PREVENTION OP STRIKES.  How to prevent strikes nnd lock-outs,  which have so prejudicial an effect upon troide and its peaceful development,  Is a question the discussion of ,twhlch  ought to lead to good results. Mr. B.  H. Morgan, -who recently read to the  ���Birmingham Association of Mechanical  Engineers a paper on this subject, Is  of dpIBlOTi 'thait tiiere are not wanting  SNEDER'S SHOE STORE  632   GRANVILLE   STREET,  Carries a full line of  UNION LABEL SHOES.  The   Union   Label   guarantees   fair  wages and good workmanship.  ���No scab lalbor.  K you wish your  PAINTING, PAPERIUNGING,  KAL&ohlNINO, GRAINING, ETC.,  Done satisfactory try  GAULEY &  DAVIS,  Tbe Practical Painters,  ��0 Cambie Btreet.     Opp. Court House  Table Cutlery  Just now we havo some special offerings in Table Cutlery of all kinds.  Dinner amd Dessert Knives and  Fortes.  Tea, Dinner and Dessert Spoons, and  a full lino of CARVERS.  This la a real Outlsry enaip.  R. 0. BUCHANAN if* CO.  CROCKXItY ASO 110DBE FURNISHINGS,  Tolophono 9-1-5. 400 Himtlngit Streot.  $AVOY  THEATRE  McDONEI.I, .t SiJirsoN J'ntprietora-  Air. 1'. James Stanu Manager-  Week Commencing  Monday, Next  Artistic and Refined Vaudeville.  EVERY ACT A FEATURE.  ��� . . HAKES A SrSCIALTV OF . .  ��   * Denr* special liqueur, oiso * ���  o    ustier's Block L�� liqueur llsft1-  -LARGE STOCK Oi"���  IMPOETED AND DOMESTIC -  . Cigars.  R. B. Mulligan & Co., Props..  *'" -.''. COBNKB COBDOTA AND CaKP.ALL.  :   GEO. HAY   :  VancouTor'i   Pioneer    Clothei  Rupovator, mnke! a tult new. .  Dyeing ond Repairing.  216 Oambii Bj., Vanoouvkb.  For tho next SO days you can get ��.suit at  your own. prlco at  THB   ACME  To Introduce our now ey��t��m of talltilni k<  foia our Kail Stock Miivei.  2 SwrsUSti  We  wash  flannels  perfectly���  send', ,l  them home  sweet-smelling,  clean    -  andj  as soft1  as a  baby's  face.  Steam Latrmdry  : PlioNB 340. filO - 914 Riuhabiib St  Downtown Oryicn, No. 4 Arcade.  '   wnnt  IULP ONLY.  :  Meeting.  P. O. B.���VANCOUVER AERIE, No.-,*.-,  meota:Wednesday evenings; visiting ���  brethren' welcome.   Bert Paruonfl, W.- ���  11. HoBa��d..C��ttoi   P%! j.: o;.jjtt,- W.'Sr; Arcade.  yjt��tftJll4&t!!%'vto*��**  ^Aww


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