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 THE  ROYAL BANK  OF   CANADA  . . SAVINGS   BANK . .  A General Banking Business           Transacted.  OFFICES-Hastlngs   Street,   W���  0r��o_mlnster Avenue, Vanoouver.  X*��l��teUT�� Lftfj �������. niei-  II. C. PERMAAEAT L0A8 AM  SAYINGS CO.  Authorized Capital   -   (10,000,000  Hubucribwl Cuplul   -   -    1,000,000  Assets over    ....      SOO.COO  (J 11 end Olllce K21 Cauiblo Street, Van  couver, II. C,  VOL. 5.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATUBDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1902.  NO 24  HUDES AMD LABOR COUNCIL  There was-a fulr attendance of delegates present when President Lanuiok  called the Trades and Lalior Council  io order on Thursday night. Secretary Cross at tils post as usual.  '���Communications \\'ero received as  follows: Typographical Union; Team  Drivers' International Union; Building  Trades Council; Electrical Workers;  lord's Day Alliance; Federal Union,  No. '23; Amalgamated Engineers; Samuel Gompers; Toronto Typographical  "Union; Moncton Iron Moulders' Union;  Toronto District Labor Council.  ' The following credentials were received: Andrew McPhee and . Hugh  Campbell, vice J. II. Watson and A.  ltlain, Bollcr-'Mukers' union.  The Record Foundry and machine  Company, of Moncton, N. B., tlie Council was Informed, Is opposed to organised labor.  - _PA_RLIAMi?NTAI.Y COMMITTEE'S  REPORT.  Your   committee   wish   to   report as  . follows?  There Is a by-law coming before  those electors entitled to vote on monoy by-laws on September 20th, and we  ���think It is desirable tor this council  ti> put itself on lecord concerning the  jtame, namely, The Hospital By-law.  .Ami this. In our opinion,  becomes all -  have a competent driver put on  the  city ambulance In place of the Infanc  now occupying the position.  The    following    committee' ,was n!p-  . V.1-M.  pointed to arange some form ot-etltejr-  tainment, to be" announced later;  Messrs. Gothard, iRollings, Brand,;  Blackstock and Wilson. >   "���'"  A hearty vote o fthanks was extended to the author of the articles and the  World for Its good advertising of Labor  Day. '   "  A hearty vote of thanks was extended to Secretary Cross, who bore tho  burden of the work on the Labor Day  committee, and appreciation for his  work was expressed on all sides.  LABOR DAY AT MAIMO.  FROM VICTORIA.  A local union of the boilermakcrs"  helpers hns been formed, nie following oilieers have been elected: President, George N-ell; vice-president, Dan.  Beaton: secretary-treasurer, J. C. WaT-  ���ters. A committee will attend the next  meeting of the Boilermakers' union to  discuss the matter of the affiliation, al  the organization. The International  Boilermakers' and Iron Shipbuilders'  Union   will  Ue  communicated   with  in  The Typographical Union have given  Instructions to J. D. McNiven,. the  union's * delegate to the Dominion  Trades and Labor Congress. They were  to support the principle of iiiternatlon-  -11.1 unionism, and to oppose the allilli-  Uie more necessary as we see the pi ess. t((m of the Cent,.a, Tra,,ea und Lab0I.  Jn certain quarters are. us the ��nyl��JT j Counc��� ot Momi.ettl with the Dominion  .goes, drawing a red herring across t"o I Tl.adeB and'Labor Council.   The Cen-  Inill ln leading the citizens to believe  -that If they only pass this by-law we  ���will  have   more   lraipitnl   accommodation almost Immediately,  which  Is an  entirely erroneous Idea lo convey to the  ideetorate on this question.     For the  jiuttlng into force of llie Hospital act  simply means' this:     That the citizens  of this city will hand over the control  uf Lliethospltal to those who subscribe  310  per annum,   and  as  soon  us   this  newly-constituted hoard. , over   which  ���we have no controlling power,     subscribes $30,000 and decides  to erect a  new hospital tp cost SS0.000, then  this  ��ity.,has to either give them }n cash  $50,000, or guarantee their bonds or de-  ' bentures, mi may be agreed upon at the  " thiu.Between thi\ city, couotf^and the  director*"  'of'-.-the corporation ot the  Vancouver^ general   hospital.   So  cloe-  tors, will please take notice,  that It Is  not more Immediate hospital acconu'.o-  ���datlon they are voting for.   But they  .aresaying, that Is, all those who vote  .for this by-law, we are not capable to  manage our own affairs; we will therefore hand  you 'over' our  hospital  and  ��lve you  the moans annually  to  run  ���this institution.   And we do not desire  Io have any control over you at all, so  long as you do not refuse to admit a  citizen of this city who Is a ilit subject  for hospital treatment, without a suf-  jlclent reason.   And If you have no sufficient reason ill that we can do Is to  liave the council stop the $10,000 ugrejd  to  be  paid   annually   to    this    board.  ���Therefore, Instead of writing editorials  in favor ot this by-law,  let tho press  publish  this hospital act, and  let the  people Judge tor'themselves.   But why  ���does not the city  ot Vancouver publish all the net in the notice of l��ho bylaw given In the press.   Who can vote  intelligently  on   the  information  published in that  notice.   No one.     How  many of those electors entitled to vote  lor"that by-law know that It puts the  control of that Institution forever he  ���yond their control, pledges the oity to  an annual expenditure .of $10,000  and  lios="  trill Trades and Labor Council of Montreal are charged with attempting to  disrupt unionism In that city. On the  matter of compulsory arbitration the  delegate wus given a free hand to support or oppose the principle.  Representatives from eight ��� union?,  whoso nieiiibers work along the waterfront, have decided to forma federation. D. -3. Kelly was elected president.  S50~000���t~~_th~~~~"ei~~ctloiT~(~f~~a_ire"w  pltal,  not  noiy.  although   we  need  It,  "but ns soon as' this new    board subscribes $30,000.   And nil  this Is handed  over to this Irresponsible board us far  sis the citizens are concerned.   Wo believe   a   new   hospital   Is   required   ut  once.   Wc also believe It Is the duty of  this city to provide the funds to build  and  equip  It at  once.   In   the    same  manner as  we  acquired  ��� the site  on  which to erect it.   But we do not be-  ���Jleve'ln doing this and handing It al!  over to a board that Is not in the management of' the  hospital    directly  responsible,'to the citizens, thnt is to sny,  'a body elected by ithem.   Therefore v/e  believe It  to "be-the "duty of nil  men  . entitled to vote on this'by-law to voto  solidly against it.   All of which Is le-  -spectfullysubmltted by your comniit-  .tee:   ���        ;   ��� ;      -   i ,   , .     , >  .Report adopted.  The Labor' Day committee reported  lhat affairs in .connection with the  celebration. had hot entirely been id-  justed, and a full report would,be made  Jater.  .. The city council will be requested io  THE PITHEAD  VOTE AT NA- .  . NAIMO.  The result of the vote was to determine wnether or not the Nanaimo  Miners' union should' or sliould not  continue allllliitlon with the Trades and  Labor Congress of Canada, On Tuesday.the vote was tnken at No. 1 pithead, wliere the votes for No.'l and  Protection shafts were pollled. The result was 181 for ainilutlon, and 176  against.  " Oh' Wednesday "the vote was token  at No. 5 shaft, and resulted In a tie,  30 for and SS against.  Thursday tho commute went out to  Harewood and took the votes there.  When all the Hnrewood votes hud been  polled the ballot box was brought into  town, opened and' the votes counted,  which showed a vote of 23 for ana X4  against.  These totals added together made the  result 200 for and 2i>G against.  The ballot box was then nulled up,  and taken out on Commercial street,  where active opponents of congress  were busy rustling votes among those  who had failed to vote nt the pithead.  These votes were placed lu the bullot  box and when counted proved to bi S  plumpers ngulnst nfltllntlon. These  votes the committee decided to count,  and declared thc result of the ballot us  follows:  Against atllllatlon   For iifllllutlon   ���.- Labor Day was fittingly celebrated  at Nanaimo on last Monday. Two  trains left Victoria, with about 1.M0  passengers. And a like number left  Vancouver per the steamers Joan and  Yosemite. With ideal weather for the  occasion everything passed oft well. A  procession in the morning after the arrival of the excursionists from other  places, followed by a programme of  sports on the green in the afternoon,  and a mass meeting in the opera house  in the evening, comprised the day's at-  tractios. The city was well decorated  by the merchants and the floats, which  were a conspicuous part of the procession, showed a remarkable amount of  vyork in many instances. There ware  not many union workers on parade, the  local miners' union turning out very  small. Six bands had places iu> the  procession.  Professor Miller, at the conclusion at  the sports, made a successful balloon  ascension.  On the Caledonian grounds a very  Interesting football match also to.k  place between the navy players and  the Ladysniith-Extension team. At the  conclusion of the time no goals had  been scored, and 'although the game  was prolonged twenty minutes It remained a tie with no goals scored.  Vancouver Intermediate lacrosse players also defeated Nanalmo.  The mass meeting In the opera home  In the evening was presided over bv  Aid. Hodgkinson, president of the local  Trades and Labor Council. The speakers were: J. Lamerick, president ot  the Vancouver Trades and Labor  Council; Mayor Manson, J. H. Hawthornthwaite, M. P. P., President ft.  Smith, of the Canadian Labor Co.t-  gress, President Chris. Foley, of the  Provincial7 Progressive Pajty, and E.  T. Kingsley, a socialist lecturer.  The committee should be congratulated upon  their work.  sickness and trouble we don't Intend  to see you settle your condition on our  children. Perhaps you think of us only  us those who get your dinner pall  ready In tho morning, and put on the  liniment and bandages when you come  homo hurt. But you'll see, you miserable, whimpering, paltry apologies for  men, If you ever say: 'Mary Ann, you  better get my overalls out for the  moinhig ns I must go back to the  mines.'  "Why should you think you must go  back and work when the whistle  blows? Does the operator own you?  Has he any mortgage on you? If not,  why should you want'to yield ln this  battle? You ought' to die first, you  should starve iirst. 1 call upon the women, the mothers ot the chlldi en for  whose futuie fortunes we are maki-ig  saeilflces���I call upon them to hunt out  the weak-kneed men and mb strengthening   liniment   on   them."  FROM SAN FRANCISCO.  204  2(10  Majority against affiliation..  STRIKU SETTLED.  The machinists' trouble, which took  place lust week ut the Vancouver Engineering Works, hns been settled satisfactorily -to nil persons concerned  The men were out oi, strike for 3(1  hours, at the end of whicli time the  company agreed to sign tho schedule ns  asked for by the men. It recognizes  the International Association of Machinists us a body. Everything wns  done In a straightforward business  way.  MUST ENFORCE THE ALIEN LAW.  The Crow's Nest Coal Company; is  playing the Judos in awful style. Having made a treaty with the men, It is  violating the spirit and principle' of  the settlement by Importing aliens from  Pennsylvania. The Western .Federation:  will take .the strongest.kind of measures to have the alien law enforced,  and it will soon be seen If the government which willingly filled Fernle with  policemen when the miners were  braking no low will now ,1111 the jails  with directors when the coal company  brazenly breaks the law and scoffs at  the authorities. If lows are to be enforced against the miners they must  be enforced against the millionaires,  or the laboring men of British Columbia will know the reason why. Tliere  cannot be one set. of statutes for the  miners and another for the moneyed  men. Thc mucker Is as useful o citizen 03 the millionaire and should be  equal before the law.���Paystreak.  CONSERVATIVE .MASS MEETING.  A notable mass meeting will be heid  on Tuesday night in the opera house,  nnd we suggest" that everybody interested in the public questions of tlie day  should attend. Although . we differ  very materially In the public policy put  forth by the leaders ot .the Conservative party, yet we must respect the  men and recognize their ability as such.  The speakers will be, among others:  Mr. R. L. Borden, -K. C., M. P., D.  Monk, IC. C, M. P., and E. F. Clarke,  M._p. ^ = ^_  Lnbor unions have formed the nucleus for every organized effort for  more liberty. They hnve buttered  every throne and compelled It to concede to the workers more rights. Thoy  will yet form the core of the movement  to give the world Industrial liberty.���  Ex.  The labor press will not begin to be  thc power It should be until the people  In whose Interests It Ih published begin  to show It a little of thc difference and  respect that they now bestow upon the  press of their opponents.���Ex.  'HOW MOTHER JONES STIRS COAL  STRIKERS.  Here are several extracts from one  of the speeches with which "Mother"  ���Jones electrifies coal miners:  "Judge Jackson wanted to put an injunction on my tongue; but I am 60  years old, and no man has over got the  better of ine yet."  "lt Is Just part and parcel of the  war being waged against our class.  Do you 'know what thc Philippines  wore bought for? As a place to exile  us to when they get the power over us  they wont. You nre in a battle of that  war now."  "Whnt we're 'lighting Is not capital,  but cnpltnllsts! iWhcu the light Is won  this third element will be missing, and  capital and labor will be joned without Heimriitlon."  Then, presently, she refers to the tendency In some places to return to work:  "If I Hnd out that any man here  gives ln and goes back to work I'll  rnlse un nrmy of women, and we'll  march on the mine and snake him out  by the heels.  After all our pain and  The San Francisco Labor Council is  actively pushing the demand for the  union label on blooms.  The' Conductors' Association of San  Francisco has granted the cement  workers to raise in wages, to begin on  September 29.  The Sou Francisco Labor Council  has endoised the boycott of the Leather Woikeis against the Wagner  Leather Company, of Stockton.  Every labor paper on the coast reports unusual additions to the membership  In   the   various   unions.  The oil well drillers of iKern county, near Bakeisfield, are organizing a  union,' which will probably be "cno.vn  as Oil Well Drilleis' Union of Caii  fornla.'!-:���"���;!.���- y:A:y'yli;.y i-'Aii xA'AyXXy  .More.'; operators .are leaving:;the eni-.  ploy!;of;;tlie!iWestern: Union! Telegraph;  company;;, as a .result: of?the7 arbitrary;  decislori-'of/the!. c6uipariy;; to: discharge'  alt union-;! .!nie'n.';;! The'-. .Telegraphers';  UiUoti/is;: gradually/strengthening j Its  forces'!: despite;/!thei;hostility-.' of V'the  !~~^sterti..unlon.-:'.-!7!^7!.'.f "Ay; i'lAxlyy:;;--'.  ^.-Lioeiised'! pfflce'rsXof;:;saiIlng;!.';yessels  have.decided.to organlzerah"association  ;tO;Cre'atfe  !wages]^ridxto!: secure ilk. -i betterment I of ���  ;|he,c6ndltjon ofithe sailing'masters;:'and  rnates. ;;VThe ��� organ iza t ion! ." Wi 11! be- si rri^  ilar/to'the -existing^sociatldn-oDmaa-!  ters.'and pilots of steam vessels.VV/.;V!*,  !:^Af teiy a-light ot :t4S .'''hours' /the;!uhibn  plasterers a few !days: ago siiiashed.Va  trust.formed by!the.!employing-,plaster-'  ers". and '/backed '/by;7 the 'material: rrienV  The" men "demanded! $6;a!-;!day!! ohdithe  rescinding: !of!;a!clause. providing ylori.  members! of 'the Master- Plasterers! as-!  soclation.. :.The ���; employersi..7conceded  everything.7-,.- -:/ ';;!::��� i / ������;'��� -'! ---ci/;', '���'���!'��� I ���'-.:' '��� ;AJ,  il The 250, Chinese/ /sailors!, /who were  brought.here'from: the Orient; 7under  contract: to '.'work for;? the crew': of :the[  Korea^.wer'e./not perri-iitted !to.Viand nor  to go aboard.the American^steamship.  iTheyVwill/b^  Japan.. r.The original y'orderV'allowing  them: to /land in!;San /Francisco,;/ was:  based upon misrepresentations made to  the/department ^ab.Wasihngtori, -presumably-by -the :Paclflo:::Mail,!Steam-  'shipiicompojiyi,x [ iyJA. J-AX���yXiiJi'!'/:/;:  THE SINGLE TAX.  '���'iAii'y' il "MOTHER;^JONES.i/SVVV/!/  '/."Mother": Jones..'.';was>.born!\.ln\Cork,  Ireland,: fiftyrnine years ago:! She had  to flee-with her father to America When  he,became concerned .In';some, political  agitation for freeing! Ireland.! She was"  then   eight: years, old  and   the  flight  made a!great impression"on!lier".;:mind.  -The*family-went-to^Torontd=Oiitaii6f  'where: shie was well educated and early,  .began to develop a talent for debating  which  has   never deserted  her.!!.As  a  young!!woman  , she,''.attended ,"'public  meetings for the discussion of all sorts  ot subjects.- She taught for a time'and  then" married George Jones,;!amolder  and a union man.   As a wife she did  much ,'to encourage'his union,; and she  got other women  interested.'   She can  claim some credit for the founding of  the women's auxiliaries,'.which.are now  a feature of many labor organizations.  After six years    of married -lite her  great sorrow came, yellow, fever taking  herJiusband.and,four children;within  a:week.' Then she-first,tookVan!active,  part,in labor:matters and soon;developed Into a  fuli-fledged agitator.   She  has   fought   Chinese   Immigration in  California, has studied labor conditions  lh Englund, Ireland, Germany, France,  Austria, Canada, and in every state .'ii  the Union, has   worked in   the cotton  mills of the south to secure'. practical  knowledge  of    conditions,   and A then  fought for their iinprovenient, labored  during the great strike,In,Chicago and  marched with Coxey's armyi   V;! !/V  (By M. Davidson.)  It Is but seldom nowadays that on?  Is reminded ot Henry' George, "the  Prophet ot San Francisco," and hit  anti-landlord theories, and yet George  was a great man���one of the very  greatest I have ever known���who d:d  a great work In his too brief day, and  might have done ever so much inor<>.  'But In his moiid-renowncd work, Progress and Poverty, he made the fatil  blunder of attempting an economic defence of usury, and never could be got  to acknowledge his erior. lie even  went so fur, in his perveisity, ns io  pen a monogram on Afoses, of i.ire Insight, but without the slightest allusion to the Hebrew lawgiver's anti-  usury enactments!  Still George has his devoted followers nnd the labors of the English and  Scottish Land Restoration Leagues and  of the Land Nationalisation Society���  which would not have existed but for  the fascination of the man and his  writings���cannot fail to be of lasting  benefit to mankind, however far off the  '"single tax on land values" may seem  to be for the present. The darker th1?  outlook the greater the merit -it  spreading the light.  Corrupt Oligarchies.  And dark enough, In all conscience,  is the outlook. De we find parliament  busying itself with beneficial schemes  for removing burdens from the bock  of the weary, heavy-laden toller? On  the contrary, we' find it hard at work,  not in imposing further taxes on the  Iordscof "unearned Increment," but :n  divesting those who "toil not neither da  they spin" of .righteous;obligations .of  Immemorial antiqutty.   .The'late Salls-  bury/government!- actually /succeeded.  by/its Agricultural -Rating! and: othe':'  lands. acts, / inVifiereasing,  in" a-single  session, the; capital /value7 of/landad  propertyVto .ithe extent of: ��T0y5W),0()b/al | oiily beV'eiided.7  least,/every,penny!'of whieh!.is a hioi't-  gagejon-honest.Industryi AJy JAiAJiA  !>!Hai~ the same/thing:been; done byVthe  Sultan pf 'Turkey,Veyery, journal! in' the  kingdom;./ liberal; i:'and; V;conservative  alike,! would- have^enOUncedVlilS'law-  lessTrapacity,i&But/here;; in,this' vau'nt-  'edyfatherl.aa'dVoi {parliaments' and, free  insti^UonsV/AU^tliingstSe!; dbneVVVde^  cently"!and :inV'or~l'eiv!;';f-YouVare?robbVi_;i  but/ rpbbed/ih-"strict!'accbrdanceV;wit:i  '"law. arid !order."V; Tliere!' is^therefore,  ���nothing.for! it/but;."giin;!ahliViwar!.iit;V:  Lord, Salisbury, could point to/his aniple  mandate/from'/the/VBritish-V working  iiiaii,; at. last general; election,'and.yoii  were: dumb.-/ He, was -as much ithe 'mas-,  ter of tlie ^situation lii..'his/.andl'oiir/day  as: ever7;-!was'Cecil in" the; despotic, era  of the "Great '.Eliza". orV of 'tlie '','Briti-ih  SolomM.'^V Tiie ,pbwer/6'f!ik'ings has.in-  'deed waned7 somewhat, but .there is lit-'  tie abatement, of the .malign' lniliiehoe  ;bf landlordism. ,The giip,of'theVNor-  man/garrotter /is Vstill^tight/Von^the  'throat of the^Saxph;serf,, and, 'as .matter, of/history, v it has .tightened.rather  'than! relaxed ever, since 'the Icings ��� lost  control of -the barons, ait :theVrestpra.tIon'  of/Charles/IL,:; "in/1660,, and; still jsinoVe  'conclusively.': since7 -the JrevolutioiiVset-  'tlemenit/bf'lOSS. 'Ailiy'     K7//!; ;!!.;!;:':VV;;; .  yA''yXi-ix&ii Rei"t'--i''i.'iA'i"-'iiiX'i'  ;,- In the,corrupt and -reckless relgii-, of  Charles! Il./tlie.nobles, undermined; the  nation's/immemorial 'and7 very���'.considerable interest; in-the:soil by .divesting  .'themselves'! of 'ail, their, feudal;obiiga-  tions and;appropriating, by gross.abuse  of!, their /legislative;.functions,. powers  nl In these high-handed proceedings oil  the part of their "betters." As the  workeis to-day are uftlloted. so assuredly were their forefathers.  To put down llbei'ty In America und  Europe, In case the contagion of revolutionary Ideas should spii-nd to tlrejf  'Britain, the "classes" Incurred a "debt"  callvd "national"���!u9 persons at tho  time letuined 2CC members to the  house of commons!���which, lu ISIS,  when peace was at lust procla'med,  'amounted to more than ��l.O00,��10,000:  ln teudiil times the land bore the cost  of all wins nnd theie wns consequently  no possibility of Inclining "national  debt." But the lundlord.-i, us has been  teen, lmve tompletely legislated themselves out of their leudal obligation to  defend the countiy und hence it came  to pass that, not later than 1S12, there  'were no fewer than 1,200 articles in  common use subject to most grievous  war-begotten Itaxation.  The government of the "classes" robbed the "masses" light and left, but its  hand was heavy Indeed on any of its  victim!) who might attempt a little pet.--  ty larceny on  their own account.' iin  1810 you  were hanged for stealing, 5s.  or os. wor.th, and down to 153!) aheep-  stealing was a capital offence.     Whin.  Bentham and   Romilly  began    to'denounce Ithe moie than Draconian severity of our criminal code, in the beginning of  the   last  century,   there  were  no leiver than 223 olfenccs (nearly alL  against   propeity)   systematically   and  callously visited with  the halter.   The  'Anglican bishops habitually express2d  unbounded belief in ithe efficacy of tha  gallows as a moral agent and denounced secular instruction as calculated to  foster .the growth of infidelity among-  the "masses."   And  tliere Ls no essential : change^The /"classes'/are'! still: VV  '"at. it,":.as; wi tli /their! priestly '-'reason-'-". V  destroying7 education ! bills,  aiid V/will ill  'continue at;it, till they! are! eradicated;-Vj!  ,froin the body;social,; root and! branonVV:"%  They cannot,,be;."mended:"';;theyVcariV;V'  ~~~rd~~~i-"i~~liegei/^hi~~~~'had no::previous  'existence. J,-Nevertheless,- in 1692,V in/the  .i'elgnof'Rrilliamand, Mary', .the! ancient  land tax! was,relmposed,! to the extent  of ;4s.';.'per/pound,'in' recognition!of. the  onerous conditions ^ under!: which viand's  were originally-held from' trie crown as  trustee for, the people;!It7 was called  a "tax,"!: but7, It was really' not so.   It  was theiiatlori'spopr' Uttle reserved interest in Its own territory���Its relit.   It  has all along been fraudulently evaded  by the aristocracy by  sticking to  the  valuation ot 1692 Instead of true annual  Value, and now the government, b.v reduction and by the grant of redemption  facilities, has practically,-wiped; It out  altogether! under  our . very,, eyes!   .Our  Uttle" remnant of "land nationalisation"  Is .gone,  and  no effective protest has  there been from any quarter!'     .!  .At Mast!   indeed, the  "classes"    may  'congratulate themselves   that    now is  consummated the nefarious conspiracy  to" rob the nation of Its most precious  possession, hatched by their ancestors  in-the convention  parliament',..of .1660.  And  as; for,; the  "masses"! they: may  V:V V;;.The/Plagtie''of!LarullordismV7V;VV"V;V-/  '/And/two/magnificent 'changes'Vihav^VV?V  'we ;had .of !\effectually.-;Vstayirig|s theS/gV  plagiie!: of/landlordism in ;our;da3!^a'a#VS"VV  'both'we missed, vflirdiigh^VfouiVft^achSV-VV-!  ery, ;;I;;:firmly / belleyeV:!! TheVfl^  red/when the:hbuse-ofVlandlbrdsVmen-Wily.  "a!cedVthe;"fra!nchi^  'w&;''.tha.tj;Gladstone��;was#^  ;hayer-gi yeh''vtheyivord Joi|She;4e^Si<>^StPiiMi  tion:'df!.the,;;hbd^^  wheh/fie/'lbld. us-Vthat'^  quarrel/he/ !weuld:;sb:!cbndu'et/hliiiselfVV  that: the;!enerny/should^fear7 himV^i!Th&S!  country responded;with-unbbundedVeni/f  thusiasui;; ;aiid", theVG.'Vo.'/i^  "lords'; an the. hollow of -his' hand!; andVV;  could have, crushed .them!: like anVegg^ V-;  shell, /for ^riever,Vwa!s';V,thereV;i such'VaV;!:  chance / jrovideiitinlilyV afforded Vust;of/\/  crushing-the", cockatrice of ja!ndlordlsny.V;'  ,i'or 'ever, .but Wis party/willedJVothari7!!!;!  7wise:!7,V;;.!:'.V'���'���'!''''!!V���!-','!:':';���!'7s,'���- liy'ifA'iy'yiii  ��� / The other: /great mistakeV !was\;/i)X- ������ V?  Charles! Stuart' Parnell.;, Had"'that /im-VV  tn'ensely! forceful: personage! but!!eiected;!/;  to; remairi.in ilvilnialnham a few months-/V  longer.'and.:let.-.the '���NoRentVilanlfes--,./;  to'^ do;!lts/work completely,! the:!lmpo-:;';V  fence of the7 Irish -administration witb!/-  every!, "resource, of; civilization;!! to baclec:;  ft -would have been: made :7manifestVtb.'&;  the! whole world.! You /'can- neither.evl'ct ���/'  nor vimprlson ;.three-fourt;hi'p�� :a:! nation: i.!  in:brder; to/ please 7a handful "of/robber //  landlords,,!; mostly      absentees!;';'iVBut  V  Gladstone and Parneli made' the ,'.'Kil-V./  mainham ���;. treaty''. between!. them.:! and V'!  again ithe'cause of^suffering..humanityX.'J,  was__def ea ted.' ..'.', i: ���'���������" X- ������-'���''���' ������':'��� '.-'-:!---.:. '!!'"���'.  No wonder,' then, that the lords, witft  their sons; aiid  nephews swarming;In  the  commons./! having    escaped  suoh  perils   without, -the  least  mishap,   ira:  now [displaying  a confidence  in  evil- '  doing,  such as  they  have never .ventured to.exhiblt since the reform; act  rt!'lS32.:>For the present,-">'olii.v there-"  is but .one hope for us, "and It is a poor-  one, that their lordships will outrageously overdo their, part and arouse the-V  sleeping dogs of democracy once more.!  What, would not" one give, to liave, tlieV  legislation of  the session    put-to the "  referendum1?,,-One vvpuid  then be able-  to see how far   representation   represents, and, penidventurb, even the ..eye*,'-'  of the strictest sect of Fabian PharlseoV  would he opened. '   -- VV V-  FREIGHT HANDLERS WIN. '.'...,, /-,'.,  The  trouble of the  freight handlers !  at   Indianapolis,   Ind., With V the   Big-   !  Four Railway company has been settled,    and  the  men   will   continueV to V-  work  during  the   coming  year  under  the agreement  that:   their    president,,, ;  who was discharged, ���. should ��� be rel'.ir !  'console; themselves, with, ithe reflection' stated and shifts/made! at! the treightii  that there, Is nothing new or exception- house soVas!;W diminish7! Sunday; laboryiV  iX&yVi lly Heluii Kitmicitsnydcr..  "How Ions'ago did you hoar it?  And where?"  "A few weeks ngo. Late oue night  iso\vu by the slioro. Now, lot us drop  t ho subject."  "Do yon mcnti to say you so to  tho  shore alono at night  in   this   awfully  lonely region?"  1      "Well,  I  supposo  it  is  r.ot auite  wise.    But I do it."  "You need n nurse, iliss Rankin, to  keep yon out of mischief���you really  iio! Or a guiirilinu. A gmiriliiiii  would lie better. Or boiler still, a  vary inuitorfnl. (iotninccriiig husband,  who would lay down tliu Inw to you.  But. about Unit qneor woinnu���I u.'iiU*:'-  Btooil well eumigii what I heard between lier anil Dr. I'ornoy! I think,"  she mud impressively, "that sho lias  a claim ujion him! And sho hogged  lnm to let; liur huvo llieir little child  and���"  " 'Thoir child?' V Jlira repealed, n  puzzled, troubled tone in hor voice  which of a sudden sot Forney's heart  te beatinir thickly 11s he heard il. "Is  tli tit woman his wife?"'  "Oli! You everlasting liitlegoo.ue !"  laughed Florence. "Of cour.-o not.  Ho never would hnvo married such a  woman!"  "But you snid   their  child.'   What  aro you implying?" sho  asked,   turn-  ine her eyes full upon hor companion.  'No���I do uot  believe it!   !�� do not  believe any evil of.Dr. Fornoy!"  "But ,-just wait until I tell you  wlint I heard, nnd yon will not, champion yonr horo.,ko enthusiastically���  for  Tacts   is   stubborn   things,'   you  know, nnd' "  "But appearances nre docoitful, too,  you know, Miss Hnlo, and I nm sure  there must bo some explanation of  what wo have both heard, that would  clear Dr. Forney.''  "But my dear innocent, you must  not think that'to havo had just ono  affair of this kind in his lifo, he  would have to bo a perfect villain!  Why, I have been told," sho added  eoulidentiallv, "that about every man  has ���"  "I do,not beliovo it���any way, I  don't beliovo it of Dr. Forney! I believe ho is a good man. I am suro  tliere must bo some explanation of  those strange things we havo soon."  ''But. what makes you so sure that  Dr. Forney is perfectly infalliblo?"  ''Thero aro somo peoplo thai I believe in bo .completely that no amount  of tosthuonv' conld mako mo think  evil of thorn-nothing but thoir own  confession. And ovon thon, I should  feci there had been palliating oircum-  Btnncos. Aud Dr. Forney i.s ono of  iho people in whom I have faith.  Uo litis given mo a glimpse, once or  twice, of liis bettor, nobler self���and  X  (rust liim." . "  "IVcll, I know ns well  as  yon  do,  rlint I'C is ai'Ip!!}- good.   But  I am  not to���so pig i'i"-ili'd, my dour, ns   to  env Un.  pvidc:i'."j   uf  n:y   eyes  and  M iiut rr.rc. rr T .���aid, I do not  at nil think that a ���'ir.nn . is   a heavy  .villain just because ho has hud a few  love affairs in his time with  women  away beneath him."  "As for this woman wb nro talking  of, she soemod to mo to bo au educated womna," Mira said, "so perhaps  she is not beneath hiin socially. But,  Miss Hale,", sho added earnestly,  "you do not understand Dr. Forney,  if yon think him capable of playing  with his confeience iu tho way you  hint of. He is a man with high standards and noble idealr. and "  "Oh!" ejaculated Florence "Those  are just the express-ions ho is nlwnys  Rolling off���'standards' and 'ideals,'  and that kind of thing! I got so sick  of it! But, iudeod, Miss Rankin,  when vou havo lived n while longer  ��� and havo seon more of'tho world, you  will not fool such perfect confidence in  anyone; you will grow wiser."  "A doubtful wisdom���to lose faith  in people," Mini answered gently.  "I hoard a sermon once, by Doctor  ! Everett, Dean of the Harvard Divinity School, in which he said (as nearly as I can recall), 'Tho man who  trusts in nothing, who prides himself  - -upon- his -shrewdness, -declaring���that,  nobody shall impose upon him���this  . man imposes upon himself; he is so  sharp that ho cheats tho man whom  lie. boasts that nobody can cheat,  namely, himself. Ho cheats himself  out of the luxury of doing good, out  of Uie luxury of froo nnd opou-hoart-  od-intercourse with his fellowmen,  and of all that mnkes life worth tho  living. Charity beliovot.lt ull things.  A dupe, is it? I nsk yon whicli is tho  greater dupe, tho charily Unit boliovcs  all things or tho sollishiioss that  boliovos nothing. There are kmivos  in (he world, there nre superstitions  in the world, thoro aro docoivers and  deceived; but ouo wlio livos ns if  theso woro all, loses tho'good and invites (ho evil. Before tho cold gazo  of suspicion, henrtp close thomsolvea  as tho sonsitivo flower closes bonoath  t.he cloud.' There." sho concluded  with a lir.-.gh, "I havo preached you  nearly the whole sornion!''  "It sco'.-.iB tome," objected Florence, "that it is simply groen to trust  people so. I don't trust many peoplo I  But I'll toll you what l think about  you���yon are awfully in love with  Forney!"  Forney here suddenly sat up with  �� start and rubod his eyes. He waa  aear tho edge of a short, steep slope  of woodland, and ho realized at once  that the voices came up from the  littlo valloy  at his ��ido.   He drew  littlo friend at his side, he told! him-  solf that it was against his will that  he. .was therewith her, and that he  had, in fact, como away from the  cottago and walked to the shore purposely* to got away from hor, and  thus avoid tho temptation that possessed him, to act out in full measure  the groat yearning of his heart towards hor. Thy had mot by accidont  and to tho surprise of both. Fornoy  would not however, accopt this turn  of affairs as a Providential indication  that his rosolvo was an unnecessary  solf-deuial. On tho contrary, his  face, just now, showed a strougthon-  ing rathor than a weakening of his  purpose. If circumstances combined  their forces to roudor his part difficult, he would, novorholoss, overcomo  circumtsances, and not let them overcome him. His mannor to Miss Rankin was resorvod (as it had boon  whonever thoy had come into contact  in the past fow days), and his countenance was trloomy and cold. She  was looking . perplexed, and a trille  chilled at his strange i demeanor. He  had grown to dread that innocent  perplexity with which she somotimes  regarded him, as tho strongest assault  which his resolution, was called on to  himself tor ward a few feot aud glanced down. Yes, there thoy wero, sitting under tho hugo trees���Miss Halo  and Miss Rankin! Was he awake or  dreaming?   Ho was uucortain.  "Now, aren't you in love with  him?" Florence was demanding,  *'No!" oriod Mira. "Why, I hardly know him."  "You seem to think you know him  vory woll, whon you refuso to believe tho verv strongest evidence  against him!"  "But I would not waste time," said  Mira, "falling in lovo with a man  who was in lovo with somo ono olso."  ' Do you imagine ho is in lovo  with mo?", Florence asked, in a tono  of interest.  , "I am pretty suro of it," sho an-  swerod. "And yet," she added, leaning back, resting her cheek ou her  hand, and looking at, hor companion  thoughtfully, "I am suro you and ho  ennnot possibly bo very congenial.  You nro too different."  ' Oh, as,to that," Floronce ro turned  with a shrug, "that is nonsense. Bocnuso no matter how cougonial you  imagine- you are boforo marriago, you  are suro to get bravely aud beautifully oyer it when yon havo boon married a littlo whilo."  "You are vory young," Mira said  gravely,' '' to havo such misanthropic  viows of life."  ''Do you call that a 'viow of lifo?'  I am acquiring quito a now vocabulary from associating with you and  Dr. Forney. Toll mo," sho said  abruptly, "don't you think thore is  .something very stand-off about the  doctor? He is tho only man I over  mot,, with whom I am not entirely at  my caso. Don't ypu think he makes  one fool constrained?''  "I can seo that ho would havo that,  affect upon somo people. He doesn' t  upon me. On tho contrary," sho  said, smiling,, "he makes me communicative. I do not. fool cramped when  I am with. him, as I do with mnuv  people; I am ablo to tako long, deep  breaths in talking to him! He gives  mo space to livo'!'  Florence looked at her curiously.  "You ore awfully different from most  girls. And I am perfectly sure that  you are in lovo.with'Dr. Fornoy'!'  "You do not know mo," said Mira.  "I should need a lot of encourajremont  before I could summon up enough  boldness to fall in love with a man!  Aud I havo not had any from Dr. Forney, you kuow!"  , "Well," returned Florence, "Dr.  Fornoy aside, don't you know, child,''  she said patronizingly, "that really  tlie girl has got to mako tho advances  in au affaire du coeur? It is tho men  that need to bo oucournged."  "Dear mol; What have .wo here?  A new woman? What would vour  aunt say to such a 'viow' of courtship as that?" ���  "But indeed it is true. You have  got to moot most mou moro than half  way, or they set discouraged."  .'I wish that had been my experience of the sex in some cases," Mira  answered with a sigh. "It seems to  me it does not tako a girl fivo minutes  to niiike a inan suppose sho is in .lov��  with him, nn;l- it. takes about five  years to couvinco him that he is. mistaken. "  Up tb this point, Forney's rather  dazed and half-awake state , of mind,  his surprise in discovering the girls  in his neighborhood, and his interest  in their! discussion of him and his  affairs, had so rooted him to the spot  where he lay, that the realization of  his part as eavesdroppor had not been  borne in upon his consciousness.  Now, however, he suddenly came to  himself, and recognized his duty, for  ho was full awake by this time, he  cautiously rolled himself away from  the odgo of the slope, collected his  hat and book, and quietlv stole away.  '' Now, how much of all that," ho  asked himself, as ho slowly walked  off, "did I dream, and how much  did I really hear?  CHAPTER XV. |  For certain reasons, the conversation  which Forney had overheard between  Miss Hale and Miss Rankin made his  role of stoical avoidance of tho latter  seem very difficult to him. Ho was  not,_howcyer,_a_man_Jo_y_ield_to_anL  inclination which he had docided to  overcomo. Therefore, whon one ovon-  iug, threo days later, ho found himself strolling ou the bench with his  resist. .���.'.''��  She wns passing fair ^o'.ff^h., ho  thought, as sho walked at his side.  She was dressed, as usual, very simply, in whito, and somehow, the im-  maculato purity of her attire, seemed  expressive of her character; her soul  wns as unspotted ns hor robo���a scroll  on which tho world, as yot, had left  no mar nor blomisii. That it would  continue pure, though tried by fire,  ho could not doubt,; but that it would  come forth uusuarred from its ordeal  ���could ho hopo for that?  "Have you seen vour protege, today?" ho curtly nsked.  "I was with her nnd tho childrqu  all the afternoon. Sho is doing so  .well.-"''  "Yes, slio will bo quito well in a  week or ten days. The tumor was  fibrous, but I think wo clearod out  tho fibres protly woll."  "It, was a horrible operation,  though," sho said, shuddoring. "I  saw tho wound this aftoruoou."  Ho .smiled. "It was ronlly a most  simplo ono. Evidently you aro not  used to illness."  "I novor saw anything liko this boforo.   How long did it take to doit?"  "Threo minutes to tho second, from  tho timo niy kuil'o touchod the flosh   ����  "Oh! hush!   It is hor���-"  "To tho instant when I cut the  thread aftor sowing up the wound.''  "You aro cold-bloododI I think  you are heartless!"  "You aro too squeamish���you must-  got ovor that."  "You aro not in good humor, are  you?   You havo not boon for  quito  a  long whilo.''  "Is tliat why you' havo beou avoiding mo tho last fow days?" ho suddenly nskod, and thon was instantly: sur-  rised and provoked at his own question.  "I avoiding you?"  'tl nover moot you whon I go to  Mrs. Ryan's," ho said, "no matter  what hour I chooso i'or my visit. Do  you hide bohind a tree while I am iu  tho cabin, and como forth only when  I am gono?"  " You havo seemed to hato mo so the  last fow days, you know," she  calmly answered, "that 1  havo  considerately kept out of your way,   when  it  did not inconvenience mo too much.''  " 'Hate' is a very  strong word,"  ho said,   aud   his   effort at   resorvo  mado his manner stiff.'   "I hopo you  uso it metaphorically."  "No.   Quite literally."  "You do not understand mo."  "I wouldn't be prosumin'  to', as  (ho Scotch wife7 said  to hor husband  when bo nskod hor if she had understood the  sermon preached. at  their  kirk.by a learned London divine."  " Will 'you'bo. serious for a moment,  ���just for a moment, until I havo���  congratulated you."  What for?"  "You may well ask mo what for.  I would writo a big interrogation  after tho 'congratulate.' Perhaps I  had bettor amend it, and say condole  with you���on your coming into possession of a fortune."  "Perhaps 'condole' .would be the  better word. I hnvo spout somo sad  hoars since I have owned that money."  "The day I found you weeping and  wailing in the woods���wns that grief  on account of your many millions?" "''  "Yes."  "And your- 'great responsibility'���  and the 'problems' that have troubled  you this summer���the Nevada uncle  explains it all?"  ".Yos.. You soo," she said, in a  gravo/low voice, "it is no small task  to havo to dispose of so much money  in tlio vory best way. And then I '  havo wondored, 'until":I.-!have grown  woary with wondoring, how I ought  to spond my life in ordor to inako the  money do as much good as possible "  "Not how you might uso it iu order  to get tho most, fun out of it?"  "Of course I  many selfish  travel,''and I shall study: music with  tho bost masters that money can command. And I shall go to all tho Symphony Concerts in Music Hall in Eos-  ton."  Ho smiled at thi.s last item; so amusing did it seem to him. that sho could  .consider it au extravagant indulgence.  "Havo you had no one to advise  you as to the management of your  money?"  "No one. That is why it has boon  so hard."  "Havo you planned your future lifo  definitely?'', ho asked.  "Not vory. Edna Howard and I  think wo shall travel togother. Sho  is my most intimate friend."  "Tho ouo to whom you wrote tho  lottor which you sent to me by mistake?"  "Yes," sho said, blushing.  "Will you tell mo now what you  had intended to toll mo in'the' anonymous, typewritten lottor yon meant to  send mo?"  "I had writ ton to ask you to tako  Mrs. Rayn's caso, offoriiii? to pay you  what Dr. Trniuo would havo charged."  "I thought so," ho said, smiling.  "Now," ho addod, "do you and Miss  Edna Howard proposo to travel about  the world alono?"  "Edna's brother will go with us."  Fornoy folt a sudden, jealous dis-  liko of Edna's brother."  "And is ho : your most, intimate  friond. too?"  "Claronco: Howard?" she asked  laughing. "I know him pretty in-  timatolv."  "Will ho bo an agreeable addition  lo yo'ir t-iiv>Unsr party?"  white. Ho seemed to be exercising a  groat restraint upon himsolf. His  silenco hurt her to the quick.  "Pardon mo���I am sorry I asked  you���I was foolish!" she murmured.  "You mako my duty very hard for  me!"  ���Tho-voico-was-constrained,���almost  husky. She regarded him with wonder.  ' Little friend���dearest friend I have  ever known among womon 1" ho said,  "do you indeed nood my friendship  and my ������"  . Tho sound of carriage whools ou the  sand bohind him, mado thorn both  start and turn.  "Oh! Hoigho!" called Miss Hale:  and two praucing horsos suddenly  drew np besido thoni. Miss Matthows  and her uieco wero hfiviug an ovoning  drive along tho beach.  "Do get in and como with us, won't  you? Plenty of room for both of  you!"  "Will you como?" he asked her.  "Thank you, no. I am ou mv way  back to iho cottage."  ''.T?n    f CONTINUED.!       ~X~- "  '"f^ _.    ' u '  No Fnu In It.  "And do they never quarrel?" asked  the girl In white.  "Never," replied the girl ln blue.  "Then what's, the use of being en-  raced ?"-r<31ilcagoPost______  ,Ifot Her Fault.  '1 heard tho master complaining to the  cook thnt the eggs he had for breakfast  woro not fresh," said Mr. Cochin China  to his wife.  "They were fresh when I laid them,**  replied Mrs. Cochin China tartly.���Detroit Free Press.  ''Delightful.   I should not be wil-!  ling to go without hiin." |  "I hate him. I wish he and your  millions were both in the bottom of  the sea."  "I have often wished that about my  millions," she said, gravely. "But I  think it is cowardly nnd lazy of me  to bo unwilling to assume tho care  and uso of tlio monoy. As for Clarence:  Howard," she nskod,"-. looking up at  hiii, "what have you against him?"  "I don't kuow. I'dislikb him instinctively. I know I should despise  him if I met him. What is ho? A  lawyer, a prenchor, a doctor, or  what'?'  "I guoss he's whnt, ns yet���seoing  bo's just ten years old."  "Pshaw!    Why did you  givo mo  such a shock for nothin,??   Now I,  lovo the lad.   I want to givo   him   a  present.   Has ho a bicycle?   I'll soud  ' ��� ,i i)  hi in ono.  "Tell mo", sho snid, turning a  puzzled glanco upon him, "why  should you wish to drown all , my  money in tho soa? Pray, .what harm  did it evor do you?"  ''I liked you hotter when I thought  you wero poor. Thoro is something  about you," ho said,, moodily,  "wliich I am afraid money will steal  from you. It is your rare unworld-  linoss, littlo girl. I wish you might  kcop that forover. But I do not seo  how yon ore going to manago to,  timid tho new oxporionces of the  world aud of socitoy wliich wealth  will bo suro to bring you. From oue  thing I pray that you inny bo guarded  ���nnd that is, a fortuuo-sooking husband. You could easily be taken in,  you know."  "I think," sho said, in a very quiet  voico. "that I shnll novor  marry."  "Most girls say that 'about onco1 in  so often' boforo thoy do ontor tho  holy estate. But you aro not vory  much given to saying things you do  not mcaii. Thereforo, I don't like to  hoar it from vour lips. Bocimso, you  know, if you should adhoro to tho resolution, some man would miss a  maguiiicont wife ��� a magnificent  wife!"  ���" A poor adjoctivo to apply to me,  I should say. Thoro is nothing /magnificent', about mo.",  "Oh, yes, thoro is. Your abundant  hair, for instance."  "It is liko iny money���too abuudnnt  for comfort. I novor can keop it neat  ���I mean my hair. I have au unchristian fooling of vindictivouoss towards people with tidy-looking heads,  becauso I am always suro they aro disapproving of my tuniblod chignon.  Now, just soo this!" She raisod her  iiand aud tried lo capturo somo short,  wavy locks that tho wind was blowing across her faco. "Thoso horrid,  short things are tho bane of my life."  "Thoy nro adorable!" ho exclaimed, and impulsivoly his own baud was  lifted to smooth tho gold-brown hair  from hor eyes. "There is something  untamed aud wild about thom, like  your own little self; this samo solf,"  he sadly addod, "which is destined,  I fear, soon to loso its nativo wildness  and become a. u ivutcd hot-house  flower.'.'  ��� Sho had started at iho touch of his  hand upon hor forehead, and as he  looked at her in uncertainty as to how  sho would take such a liberty, ho saw  that hor faco was flushod and hor eyes  shining liko stars.  "You are an enigma to mo, tonight," she said; thon she turned to  him impetuously: "A few days ago,  we clasped hands as friends. It really  moant somothing to mo; becauso I  havo so few real friends. I am very  much alono in the world. And mine  is a naturo that needs friends���I. can  not bear hoart-hungor 1 Now'did our  | little sacrament���it was that to mo���  mean nothing to you? Wuy. havo you  been so���so different since���since you  heard of my misorable old money?  Toll, mo."  ,       , , ,    He did not twwer.   When sho look-  hnvo planned a grea j odatUini hi��� liM war0 comprcS3ed.  delights,   too.   I shall , his br(wg coatrRCtedi  Ms fa<!0 very  An Idol With Diamond Bye*.  It Is a curious fact nnd oue scarcely  known outside of Russia, and there  hnrdly ever mentioned, thnt the famous Orloff diamond was once the  right eye of the great Idol Serrlnghaui  lu the temple, bf Brahma.; This precious gem .was! stolen nt about the be-;,  ginning of the eighteenth century bf, a  French soldier who had mnde u pre-  tenso of being converted to the Hindoo  religion.in order to gain the confidence  of the priests nnd admission to the  temple. The Frenchman first sold the  diamond for f2.000. On tho nest ��urn  lt was bought by ti banker of Constantinople for ��12,000. The banker kept It  until 1774 nndthen sold it to the Uus-  sititi empress for ��00,000 and a life pension. Tlio gem bus been lu the Itussinn  royal family ever since. As It Is now-  set in thu imperial scepter of Uusslii It  presents a-flattened,'rose cut surface  nud weighs exactly ID-Hi carats.  Vanity Tickled.  During  the  early  excesses  of  the  French revolution a rabble of men nnd  wonien were rioting la the streets of  \ Purls. Lafayette appeared ami ordered  | n young nillllory olllcer to open Ure  : upon them with two cannon.  Tho of-  j Heer begged tlie general to let lilm try  | first to persuade thorn to withdraw.  :    "It'la.useless to appeal to their ren-  ] son," snld the general.  i    "Certainly,"   answered   the   olllcer.  I "nud It is not to their reason, but to  j their vanity, I .would appeal."  I    The ollicer rode up to tho front of tho  mob, doffed his cocked, hut, pointed to  tlio guns nnd snld:  "Gentlemen will have the kindness to  ���retire, for I nm ordered to shoot down  the rabble."  The street was cleared.nt.onco,' for  none could brook the Idea of being  classed with the scum of the city.  Why Ho V/nMi't Innimacd.  The following story is told of n garrulous victim .of ..the .lohiistown flood  of II- -.0. wlio when he reached paradise  ai'i'i'inli'd a cloud lhat served within  tin- pearly gnti'.s ns a rostrum und'.undertook to thrill his new mndi; acquaintances ninong the shades with nn  Hi-count of the disaster through which  lit'..had passed. lie wns interrupted  by a -gray.'��� bearded, old man in the  group. :"A mere : bucketful���n mere  bucketful!" tho old fellow piped.  '���Don't waste so much time talking of  a small affair like that!"  The '-'Johnstown man resented this  and hunted up St. Peter, of whom he  nsked. ."Who Is that old codger who  Brans to think our Hood such ii trilling  ir.r.tlerV"   .  "Tliat?" said St IVter. "Why. that's  Noah!"  A Clmroli  In V/nlM.  Ti'rexhuui parish 'church is known ns  one of the seven wonders of Wales. It  dates as a structure from tlio fifteenth  '-century and .is cntliedrnl-llke In its proportions. A "chained" Bible, now kept  under lock and key. Is ninong the curl-  iOtis rollcs, and beside it is a handsomely bound "visitors' book." sent by the  'students .'.of ."'.Yale.-university, United  States, for the use of Yale students visiting the church/' In tho churchyard is  the tombstone of. Ellhu Yale, with its  quaint epitaph. The 'soldiers' chapel,  which Is entered through nn exquisite  arch, has a beautiful memorial.:, window to the Welsh fuslleers who have  fallen In battle.  .Won't.-.Stay' rtetalned.  This notico appears' on n Flushing  stan ni boat:' "Passengers' should, obtain  a receipt for nil provisions' taken on  board this bont! and nre requested to  retain the same."  Easier snld thnu done! It reminds  us of the;old Limerick:  There "was n young man of Ostend  Who snIJ .'he'd hold out; till the end,  But when half, way over  From Ostend to Dover. :"  Ho did what he didn't. Intend,  .n<slK(>lic��M nml Ei;:?i.  Some years itgo. not being able to account for tlie disappearance of .eggs;.*  wire cage trap was set lu a fowl run.  iVvXJL,"'-0 li::!!i *"!s Y'SJ occupied���  nil uy a Tat, bufn ffi?e hedgehog filled  to its utmost capacity the trap. It  was reset.: to bo!filled In n few days by  Mrs. Hedgehog! No more eggs wero  missed.���London Times.  Relinked.   .  niggiiis��� How Is It you nre nlwnys  idling about?   I never see you when  you hnve nnythliig to do.   Wigglns=Tlie._fuet.ls,  It takes  so  much of my time looking after other  folks' business 1 have none left for  looking nfter myiown. Don't you find  something like the samo trouble yourself?  .   Poor Cloicli.  "And, you see, there nro plenty of  closets," said the lint owner, showing a  Iudy through the upartments.  "Do you call those closets?" replied  the lndy. "Why. gniclous'ine, they're  not big enough to even keep our family  skeleton in!"���"Tonkers Statesman.  Ileiitemliem thcJCludxicsHCB.  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Ocean Tickets  by all Lines  For dates of sallingr and reservation of berths apply to any agent of  the Canadian Northern Railway, or  to GEO.  H.  SHAW,  Traffic Manager, Winnipeg.  The Newest Compliment.  He���You are worth yonr weight la  gold, dear.  She���Oh, that's old. Give me Bome-  thlng new.  "What shall It be?" -.  "Say I'm worth my weight In beef."���  Yonkerg Statesman.  Al" affectation Is the attempt of poverty to appear rich.  '    Don hie Vision.   , I  Judge���Have I not seen you twice before under the Influence of liquor?  Defendant���If you were In; that con<  dltlon, your honor, you probably did  seo me twice.���Philadelphia Press.  I r;<!Q<*~T'*-w*fx:r---  THE TELLTALE THUMB.  I\  Ita JIui-Ln mill   Lines and  ltd M|[t.:U  From  thc  Brain.  A tremendous amount of ncnsem-i  has own wiittcn about thumb iihii���.��.  It is vliilnicd that the curious skin configuration ou tho bull of the thumb is  never the same iu any two peoplo and  that it never chnnges. The llrst state-  ment ls correct, anil the bsiini* thing cat  lie said of the lines on the palm mid  the creases on-lhe bottom of ihe fed.  But the assertion that llie thumb marks  never change throughout life Is a decided exaggeration. The alteration may  conic from a variety of causes���anything, in fact, that will destroy the  outer layer of skin.  Another modifying cause is the tendency of the thumb to' develop little  horizontal creases as one grows old.  This Is especially true of mechanics and  other working people who use tools,  and eventually the creases will break  up the Hues to such an extent that it  ls equivalent almost to u rearrange-  ment of tho pattern. Specialists in  nerve diseases by aiKexnmlnntloii of  the thumb can tell If the patient ls  affected or likely to be affected by  paralysis, as the thumb signals this  long beforo it is visible In any other  part of the body. If the danger symptoms nre evidenced there, an operation  is performed on what ls known as the  "thumb center" of the brain, aud the  disorder is often removed.  ��� Xo matter how carefully the Individual may attempt to conceal incipient insanity, tho thumb will reveal it infallibly. It is the one sure test. If the  patient In his daily work permits the  thumb to stand at a right angle to the  other Angers or to fall listless Into the  palm, taking uo part in his writing, his  handling of things, his miillirorm duties, but standing Isolated and sulky, It  is an unanswerable confession of mental disease.  POULTRY POINTERS.  A dark comb Is nn Indication of a  congested state of the system.  Land that dries quickly after a rain  Js well adapted to poultry raising.  When one does .not care to raise  chickens, it is better on the score of  economy to keep the layers without  cocks.  See that the hens are well developed  and not too fat. Slate them to males  nlso well developed, and the chicks will  be all right.  When the hens are too fat, reduce  them in flesh by giving them shorter  rations and givo more bulky and less  fattening food.  Fowls appreciate good food as well  ns other animals, but it is unwise to  limit them to one kind, bo it ever so  good or wholesome.  Crude petroleum thickened to a prop,  er consistency with red or brown mineral paint is good to use on the outside  of poultry houses and other farm buildings.  Bone and grit of some kind nre an  absolute necessity to fowls confined in  small yards and unable to supply themselves, with these little items always  obtainable by birds at liberty.  PERPETUAL MOTION.  One  Inventor  (las  Accomplished  It  lij- (Inrneaktnj; a Cyclone.  It was during the portion of his career when he lived in the valley of the  south fork of the Big Sunflower river  that Henry I'lymshaw. the Inventor,  made his most notable Invention. This  invention hnd to dn with cyclones.  One afternoon Inventor Plymshaw  saw a splendid specimen of a funnel  cyclone coming over the prairie, and he  called to me and said he would go out  and study it, since it was evident lhat  It was going to one side. The instant  the cyclone sighted us it came straight  In our direction. Wc weren't prepared  for this exactly, so all we could do was  to run. We wero just on the point ,of  giving up when n most extraordinary  thing happened. Curious thing. Sort or  natural too. And thero It was. Only  one leg, and that down a fifty foot well  in the middle of n sheep pasture. If lt  had' had two legs, uo doubt tt could  have scrambled out, but It couldn't  make It,with one. Couldn't do anything except revolve. And it did do  that. I never saw a cyclone revolve like  that ono. Slad apparently because it  had missed Plymehaw and me and got  caught. So it just buzzed around like a  top. Nothing in the world to stop It.  .Most men���mere men of action-  would have been satisfied at getting  awny and not having to revolve with  the houses aud lots, but not Plymshaw.  No. lie got to thinking, nnd what was  the result? Put a belt around the stem"  of that cyclone just nt the top of the  well, set up a dynamo, strung wire and  ran all the machinery nnd electric  lights in that part of tho country. Regular Niagara for power. Golug yet  Nothing to stop It, you see. Wonderful  what a thing mind is!���II. V. Marr in  Harper's Magazine.  A SERMON TO SUIT.  Unnecessary Snirerlnsr.  How much wretchedness and misery  there is In the world! Do you add to it  or do you try to help those with whom  you come in contact? Every time you  speak, every time you net, you add to  some one's happiness or misery. Ou  which side do you throw your Influence? l'our opportunities may not be  great, but do you ever cause unnecessary suffering In a world wretched  enough at hest? It Is worth thinking  about Do you say cruel things when  you might say things that would be  kind? If you have the habit, doesn't It  sometimes occur to you that you should  quit It? The writer of this has been  thoughtless many times, hut as he  grows older he tries very hard to avoid  giving   unnecessary. pain.  A DOMESTIC EXPERIENCE.  The Renson One Womnn'ii Cook Waa  Dlanntiaflcd With Her Place.  "This is a queer age we live ln,"  sighed a youug housekeeper. "We've  just lost a very good cook for a very  absurd reason, I think. She came to  us nbout four mouths ngo and was  satisfactory iu every way���ueat Industrious, respectful and last, but  foremost, an excellent cook.  "As sbe was so very quiet I could  not tell whether or not she was as  well pleased with us us we were with  her, but about six weeks ago the trouble began. She asked mc suddenly  one day why we entertained so seldom.  " 'Ella,' I snid, 'we don't care to entertain except a few choice friends  now and then. It costs more than we  can afford, and we really don't care  for it.'  " 'Your bouse is just as handsome as  anybody's,' she went on. 'Other people that I've lived with entertained all  the time, and their houses weren't  near as pretty or as nice ns yours.  Vou novcr have anything but a, club  meeting ouce in nwlille. Why don't  you hnve teas and receptions, 'Sirs.  Blank?' -    '  "I reiterated my two reasons���tbat  we couldn't spend money ln that way'  and that we preferred simple amusements. Ella didn't seem satisfied, but  the matter was dropped. Last Slon-  day she asked to spend a week at  home with her sick aunt, and, as I  couldn't well refuse, she departed. Today I received a postal card from her  couched in theso words:  "Dear Mrs. Blank���My aunt 13 better,  but I'm not coming back. I'vo got a mora  stylish place."  The Folk*  Who  Pnld For the Die-  count Got What They Wanted.  Many Maine people who live In a  certain part of Cumberland county will  well remember one Abner���so he was  always called in his town. Abner was  tbe wit of the village, and he wns  commonly selected to tako charge of  funerals because he was about the  only man ln town who had time hanging on his hands. A citizen died, a man  who never amounted to much, who  was never positively wicked, because  that would have required more of au  effort than he was willing to mnke.  He wns, however, far enough from being n good citizen, and Abner knew it  ns well as anybody else.  Abner wns requested to nsk a certain  minister to conduct the service, nnd he  hitched up his old horse and drove to  his house. The minister said he would  attend and then tried to get a little information concerning the late lamented.  "What sort of a man wns he?" he  asked.  "Well, nbout tho same as no sort of  a man at all," replied Abner frankly.  "I supposo his loss will be deeply  felt in the community?" said the minister.  "They're all bearing up well under  It," said Abner slowly.  "Was he a Christian?" asked the  minister. ,  "If he'd been accused of it, tho verdict would have been not guilty and-  the jury wouldn't have left their seats,"  replied Abner cheerfully.  "Did he attend church?" asked the  minister a bit anxiously.  "I novcr heard of his doing it," said  Abner.  "How did he die?" continued the  minister.  "Just tho same as he lived, sort of  naturally," said Abner.  "I don't see how I'm to preach much  of a sermon under such circumstances."  said the minister.  "The neighbors nil said they didn't  think they wanted much of a sermon,  and so'they sent me o\er to seo you,"  Said Abner.  The minister pocketed his wrath and  a Ave dollar bill, nnd nfter tho funeral  the satisfied Abner snid, "Well, we trot  just what we wanted, b'gosb."  POULTRY POINTERS.  Fate Wouldn't Snnplr Fnnda,  A woman left her husband a short  time ago, giving as a reason for lt that  she had consulted nn astrologer and  been told by him that it was her destiny to be a great woman, but that in  marrying she had committed a serious  error. As long as sbe remained with  her husband she would fail to achieve  the greatness fate intended for her.  She stnyed away from home only four  weeks, however.  ���i-'I-see-you-doubt-tbe astrologer's ln^  terpretatlon of your destiny," said her  sister.  "Notln the least" replied rh<' -ninnn,  "but neither the astrologer or i.iie provided tbe money, and as 1 had to give  up money or fame I chose to sacrifice  the latter."-  Three  Rules   Far Fishing.     .  One day as the Rev. .Mark Guy  Pearse of London was strolling nlong a  river bank he saw an old man Ashing  for trout and pulling the flsh out one  after the other briskly. "You manage  It cleverly,, old friend," ho said. "I  bave passed a good many below who  don't seem to be doing anything."  The old man lifted himself up and  stuck his rod in the ground. "Well, you  see, sir. there be three rules for fishing, nnd 'tis no good trying It If you  don't mind them. Thc first Is, Keep  yourself out of sight; the second Is,  Keep yourself further out of sight, and  the third is. Keep yourself further out  of sight still. Then you'll do it"  Game chickens have more ment In  proportion to their height than nny  other breed of fowls.  When the chickens aro growing fast,  it is a good plan to mix a little bone-  meal in their soft feed.  Smearing whole whent with kerosene  or turpentine and: feeding It to the  chickens Is a good remedy for gapes.  Adding some carbolic acid and putting on hot will secure much better results from the whitewashing of the  poultry house.  While It is et no time advisable to  keep food of any kind before the fowls  all the time. It will be au advantage to  keep milk where they can drink"'all  they want  Fowls do not run together in large  numbers. They will always divide into  Hocks of small size and will select different feeding grounds, always provided they lmve the oppoitunity.  'A growing chicken, like a growing  nnlmal, requires plenty of good, wholesome food supplied liberally and often  In order to enable them to grow and  mature rapidly and to develop proper-  THE LABOR DELEGATES.  Mr Alfred Jonot1 Mm Are Vow Uesinnlne  to liiruln Thtlr ltfporl�����What  / One ^ui ��� of rnnnria.  Some little time ago Sir Alfred  Jones sent at, liis owi, expense a number of inlliiei.ti.il Uritlih lubor dole-'  gales to Canada nnd the United  Stales lo investigate for themselves  conditions, aim methods of lubor.  I'la o delcgatei were selected from  thousands of applicants., and they  have mostly rcliiincrt now. No order  of tour was observed. Each man  went independently of the rest, vis.it-  etl tho>e places uris-L likely to ho of  use uml pnu.ett lo hiin with inference to his own p.'.rtlcnl-'.r woik', and  portioned out, his ti.:ie himself. , The  reports mode by these ambassadors  of toil are being collected, nnd will  shortly be published in book form.  Advance notices of the book have begun to appear.  tine of the lust to avail himself of  Sir Alficd's generosity was- 31 r.  Abraham, letter known as "Million,"  whirr influence with miners nil over  Uril.iin i.s pcih..ps greater than that  of any other i.'drwdiial. "MiiliuiiV  rcfeienccs to' laiualo. will interest  H'llllCIS. '    i  "Xo ambitious youth n:c 1 go elsc-  wheic," is Ins '.crdit-t, &a.\s The London Kxpicss "Canada, to much itself, wants ihoii'.ind.s of sons.ot toil,  with a little capital to enable them  to hold out for a year or two. .-o as  to allow tui'e ior the inafni-irint of  cro'.i ihitl stoc":. Thui \, uuhl that  great countiy enrich the toilets in  return.  "The Cunadia.is are a nation of  worl.eis," he s.,.\s-. "'Iho'-e of them  who have eeqiii oil position* of  wealth ami k-i.-ure have done so  tin ninth hard work. They ii.ue for  llieir capital verv good health, and  they seemed tu me also to be very  happy and lugh'.v contented, having  congotii.il homes and an exceedingly  h'-illmiit &!%>'."  The coal prcspe ts of Canada at-  tiactecl liir.i , very much. "J-'ydncy,  Cape Breton,.is one oi the itio't fav-  oi'id rcgioi-s in creation. . . Nature, both above nnd below ground,  has been ".'inner and moio propitious  there than in any p!a<e I have been.  ' li, is : are tli.in iiibulilc that the  c'Jeentiis oi liavel am! trade will  call into being a new route: that  Canada, and pof^iUy the United  Siatc--, will mike this Sydney tlieir  poit of (.nil and departure, and then  it will become ills real connecting  link between the tv.'o worlds."  UPSET THEIR PLANS.  The   Story   ot   n   Hurry   Call   For  ib  .Veiv York Ainbnlnnce.  A young physician tells an amusing  experience of the days of his ambulance service. A hurry call was received one day, and he with the ambulance was dispatched with great  haste to a tenement in one of the poorer parts of the city. He climbed several flights of stairs and found at the  top a family gathered lu a dismantled  room, surrounded by their goods and  chattels, evidently ready to move.  The patient had been burned, tlie  doctor knew, but he failed to discover  signs of one until the mother of thc  family explained that she was the victim and amiably volunteered the information that she was ready to go to  the hospital at any time. She was u  remarkably healthy accident case, aud  the young physician explained that ho  would hnve to make nn examination  and Icnrn the true nature of her Injuries before taking her off.  Sho demurred bomewhat wrnthfully  at this, but Anally uncovered one nrm,  whore was to be seen a bad but not  serious burn of a week before. It was  not a burn requiring hospital treatment, and the doctor departed, a severe  tongue lashing from, the would be patient following him as he hurried down-  the stair, glad to got off with nothing  more serious.  The woman's wrath had good cause,  he found upon Inquiry. The family had  been dispossessed, nnd it hnd been decided that the husband nnd children  should go for a time to one of his relatives, while tho wife would seek refuge  in the hospital. In this way they would  tide over their troubles, but the doctor's  unforeseen refusal to play his part had  upset their plans seriously  HON   M. H. HERBERT.  -tkiltcll Of tl) ���  tl-.n   A\i\i  r.f  I'.miim'i  ��� lnri-ci to  ��� lot,-.  tuccecfl  Tho Love of Nature,  A real love of nature Is one of tbe  most valuable possessions which you  can have, since It will continue to afford yon happiness ns long ns you live.  But in order to have this love ynu must  get It while you nre young���while you  still have leisure to give It llrst place  Id your thoughts. Nature must be your  flrst sweetheart or she will not be vour  sweetheart   at   all.  Didn't Reebon  Foreigners.  It was a little boy In an American  Sunday school who ln reply to bis  teacher's question, "Who was the flrst  man?" answered, "George Washington," nnd upon being Informed thnt It  was Adam exclaimed, "Ah, well. If you  are speaking of foreigners, perhaps he  wasl"  Forgiving and Forgetting.  >"Woman," said the crusty person.'  "may say that she will forgive and forget but she will never let you forget  that she forgave."���Baltimore American.  Didn't Know Ber.  "What has become of Miss Blank,  _wlio_wns_always_sueb-a-favorlte-in  your set?" >  "Her father failed some weeks ago,  nnd all they had was sold nt auction."  "Poor thing!"  "And now they have to live In a little houso In the suburbs."  "What a change! How she must feel  It!"  "Yes. She ls bo much changed thnt  even her best friends would not recognize her. 1 met her In the street today aud did not know ber at nil. poor  thing."  Matched Pastier*.  "Papa." said the Inqulsltlvo'young-  ster. "why is It tbnt people rescued  from drowning nre always saved Just  as they are going down for the third  time?"  "Why Is it," returned the father,  "that u small boy always picks out  unanswerable questions to nsk?"  There Wna a Limit.  "I am glad they moved away," remarked the good housewife, speaking  of a family of borrowing neighbors  who had .lust left tho neighborhood. "I  was willing to lend them a loaf of  bread occasionally or half a dozen eggs  or the washboard or the lemon  squeezer, but wheu they got down to  sending -the little girl over to borrow  pennies to give the organ grinder I  began to think lt wns nearly time to  draw the line; nnd, to cap the climax,  one day they nctually asked me to  come over and take care of the baby  while they weut out to do the shopping!"  L'nccrtnln Abont Her Age.  A Boston servant, like many of her  class, does not know her age. She lias  lived with one family eleven years and  has always been twenty-eight. But  not long ago she-read iu the newspapcr-  of an old woman who had died at the  age of IOC. "Maybe rln as anld as that  mosllf," said she. "Indnde, I can't re-  mlmbcr thCitime when 1 wasn't alive."  The Hon.   Michael  ITe-nry  Herbert,  who    has    bee n  promoted    from    the  post of FiisL Secretary ot  the British Kmi assy in Paris to succeed Loid  IViincefoie as U'itich Amba.'-'-ador at  Washington i.s in his forty-fifth year,  having  ".eon loin on .lune '2?i, JSoT.  lie was  the  fourth son of  the.Right  ITon.   Sydney   Herbert  nnd   of    Lady  Herbert  of Lea,   who  is   the   author  of a number of works of travels and  biography.    liis brother Sidney     is  the fourleenth Karl of Pembroke ami  tho   elcMiit.li     Earl    of  Montgomery  'and a Lord "towni'd of hi-s Majesty's  Household.     An  elder brother      was  the   Thirteenth    Eail     of Pembroke.  'Ihe Tlon. Miclvicl  Henry Herbeit entered tho diplomatic .service in Jinn,  1S77,   and  went   to  Paris  two yenrs  later as an attache.    In 1SS3     he  was made seemid secretary at Pnris,  and   was   tinnsfcrred  to  Washington  in     1SSS, whore he acted as Charge  d'A.liiircs for four months  following  the   withdrawal   of   Lor<! Sackville.  Ha was promoted to be Secretary of  Legation in 1S02, wlien the Venezuelan    dispute wns   in   progress,   and  was liritish agent for the commission  wliich settled tlu loundary.   The succeeding jear he was    transferred    to  Constantinople,    and was Charge d'-  AITaiies in the absence of Sir Philip  Cuirio at the time of the Armenian  massacres. For tho skill he displayed  in this emergency, he was    made     a  Knight Commander of tho Bath.   In  18'.'7 ho was made Secretory to   the  Embassy    at Rome, and was  transferred to Taris in August, 1898,when  he was appointed a.   Minister plenipotentiary in the diplomatic service.  In 1SS8 Ur. Herbert was married to  "Miss Lelin Wilson, a daughter of R.  T.  Wilson,  of New York,  nnd a sister to Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbiit, jr.  HELPING OUT THE  HERO.  Not One ot His Traits.  "A Darwinian, are youV" snld Slopny  arguinemittivcly. "Then you don't he  lleve we were made of dust"  "I don't believe you were." replied bis  tailor. "Dust settles occasionally, you  know."  Misunderstood.  Borrowell���Here's   that   dollar   you  loaned me last week.  - .Wigwag-What's the matter? Didn't  you like It?-"  An Exchange of Conrteslos.  "No. sub," said Mr. Erastus Pinkly,  "I nebber sold my vote to nobody."  "But that candidate gave you ?2."  "Yusslr. I doesn't deny dat. He Jcs'  come along an' gimme dat two. an'  when n gemninn comes along nu' gives  yon S2 foil niiflin' It nln't'no mo' thin  common reciprocity to vote fob 'lm fob  nulUii'."     ,  w lur Distribntitui of Tlmt,.  Onco when dining quite by chance  with Dr. Crt-igliton, tho late bishop  of London, at a certain club Lord  Roscbery remarked: "Ah, my lord  bishop, what a nuisance this dining  is I Two things I absolutely dread  ���n-long"iliniicr-and-!ong���sermon. I  think that a sermon nnd a dinner,  however good either may lie, ought  never to Inst moio than a quarter  of nn hour or twenty minutes at tho  most."  "Well, well," said Br. Creighton  musingly, "could we not arrange  matters this way, my lord ? Knock,  say, ten minutes olT the sermon unci  put it on to the dinner."���"Men of  the Moment."  A    Itciillstlo   Scene   Thnt    Wna   Not  Dovrn on the l'lnj-blll.  In the old days, when a certain Tex-  ns city wns uot exnetly the charming  place It is now, I was playing in "Mon-  te-Chiisto" to a crowded house. All  afternoon the cowboy of his type of  the day had been coming Into town for  the performance. I could sec him well  in evidence In the front row of thc balcony, his skin jacket shining and his  pistols glistening in his belt Tho arch  villain wns facing his fnte in the final  act and I spoko iny Hues, "Your time  has come." Suddenly a cowboy stood  up In the front rank in the balcony,  drew bis pistol and drew a bead on the  villain of tbe piece. "If you don't lix  blm," rang out his voice, "1 will!"  There he stood ready to put the threat  into execution.  "Kill me quick! Kill me quick!"  cried my fellow actor under his bieath,  trembling at the prospect of a more realistic end from the gentleman ln the  balcony. But tbo joke was too good a  one for thnt I prolonged the duel ns  much ns possible, but presently the  arch villain took his first plausible opportunity to expire nt my feet  "That's right; served him right If  you hadn't done It I would!" came approvingly from the voice in the balcony.  But that circumstance lessened my  chances to get any one to play the part  Inter. Actors would come to me for  an engngement lu the villain's role and  ask, "Are you going to play In Texas  next year, Mr. O'Neill?"  "Yes."  "Thank you!"  That would be tbe end of it for each  would say, "Good day!"���James O'Neill  In Saturday Evening Post  SUPERSTITIONS AT SEA.  Quaint Notions Still Prevail Among  tin-  Oltlei-  .lltirl:ifl-H.  It Is a n;!st!l.e. according to a well  known young e:<:il ollicer. lo suppose  that tiie salioi' ' "r present trn v are  ftee from sui'i ��� ,.   "I reiiieml.er.''  he s.tid. "onli ��� ..ears ago when I  was in the naming ������hip that the old  salts tliere win- as lull of old superstitions beliefs as any of their ancestors  could have been.  "When nt sen ln a dead calm, the  swaying of the masts In the motionless  atmosphere sometimes causes a peculiar wailing sound like distant erica.  This, the old seamen assured us. was  the moaning of tho s-ouls of sailors lost  at sea.  "Another one of tlieir pet beliefs Is  thnt all sailors that die by drowning  are at once transformed Into Cape  Horn pigeons, or, as tliey nre also called. Mother Carey's chickens. Oilieers  are supposed to find their reincarnations in sen gulls and mews, while the  big, solitary albatrosses, following the  wake of passing vessels, are the souls  of captains who have gone down with  their ships. These are the reasons why;  sailors never kill these birds.  "I remember that these tales Impressed me a great deal In those days  when I wns still a mere boy. On one  occasion I was sitting in the forecastle  on my watch below, chatting with tbe  boatswain's mate, a real old timer,  wheu our conversation was Interrupted  hy a low wail of agony, louder than  that usually produced by the wind. We  listened in a deep, awed silence.  " 'Boy,' said tbe boatswain's ma'e. "ye  hear that? That's a seaman's call wot's  been drownded.'  "Again the wall disturbed the silence.  " 'Yes,' said the old sailor In an anx.  ious whisper; 'that's some old salt  wot's lost his life on board this vessel.  Likely he's come for something be'��  forgot.'  "After awhile I ventured out on deck.  The wails were coming from tho roof  of the forecastle. 1 climbed np and  tliere found the captain's i little son  tuggim; nwny nt the cat's tail, which  the poor animal was resenting with the  full power of its  lungs."  GENIUS AT WORK.  Sarti. the musician, composed only in  darkness.  Bossuet worked in a cold room, with  his head warmly enveloped.  It Is said that Schiller, before composing, put his feet in cold water.  Gretry, to animate himself when composing, breakfasted and took coll'ce and  then applied himself day and night to  his piano.  Guido Keni'pninted with much pomp.  He dressed himself magnificently and  had bis pupils attend him ln silence  ranged around bim.  The historian Mezeray would work  only with a candle. even at midday and  In midsummer. lie never failed to wait  on bis visitors, even to the street, with  a candle In his band.  Jeremy Bentham Jotted his Ideas on  little squares of paper, which he piled  upon each other, and this pile of little  papers stitched together was the flrst  forms of his manusciipts.  Michael Angelo. Leonardo da Vinci,  Titian, Rubens, passed from the chisel  to tbe pen or the brush. The change  rested them from the preceding work,  nnd thus during long life they accomplished   marvelous   works. L  A Trne Poem,  How hard it Is to tell whnt makes a  true poem, a lasting poem I When one  asks himself what It is, how many  things arise, bow hard to narrow the  list down to a few things! Is it beauty? Thon what is beauty? One meets  with beautiful poems every day that he  never thiuks of or recurs to again. It  is certain that without oue thing there  Is no real poetry���genuine passion. The  fire came down out of heaven nud consumed Ellsha's offering because Elisba  was sincere. Plan and build your poem  never so deftly, mankind will not permanently care for It unless it has genuine feeling. It must he impassioned.  ���John Burroughs in Century.  What She Snj��.  "A mat) can't tell whether n girl  means whnt she says," he remarked  thoughtfully.  "Of course not," she replied. "If he  thinks sbe does, why she Just naturally  doesn't the moment she llnds It out,  nnd. If he thinks she doesn't, why she  does."  Cruelty.  Bill���I bonr n man In town wns arrested toilny for cruelty to animals.  Jill-Is that so?  "Yes; the fellow had n tapeworm,  and he refused to feed It"  Light mortals, how ye walk your lifo  minuet over bottomless abysses, divided from you by a fllml-  .4,1 atlii,  AlimmiU'.  Some years ngo during one of its  Egyptian ciiini'nigrs ihe liritish army was suddenly slut tied by u total  eclipse of the sua. for winch the  troops Wero not prepared. To pre-  \ent the possibility of nnother such  surpiisu. whicli might have hud  grave consequence1-, tlie tlrili-li war  olllco decided to have an almanac regularly produced for the army's  guidance. .Such an almanac has  been published regularly since thnt  time.  The Supreme Teat.  "You may he a clergyman.'  said the  railwny~dIgnitaFy~~tollie stranger who  had applied for a half fare permit "but  you haven't furnished me sultlcient evidence of It How do you pronounce  M-e-l-e-b-l-z-e-d-e'-k?"  "Me!-kez-e-dek," promptly responded  the stranger.  Without another word the railway  man  made out the permit  Former Perfnmei.  Our forefathers were great people for  scents nnd perfumes, fragrant herbs  and spices, nnd the astonishing amoui:t-  of seasoning they put witb tbe simplest  dishes prepares one for almost at:y  combination. When to make a ebeny  tart they found lt necessary to make  n sirup of cinnamon, ginger and "sawn-  tlers" and to add rosewuter to the  icing, one can Imagine how they set to  Work to cook a cormorant. Perhaps  if we remind our readers that many  chambers were provided with "drafts"  Ivhich occasionally required cleaning  and that rushes took the place of carpets they will realize one of the reasons for the use of perfumes. "Sweet  waters" were occasionally sprinkled  under the rushes in great houses or for  revels or on the mattresses and bedding.  The Wot Ont.  "How did you over innnnge to get  out of buying your wife that opera  clonk that she wanted so much'/"  "Sny, HIM. that was easy. I told ber  that I would buy It for her nn ln-i  thlrtyliftli birthday nud asked net tu  let me kuow thu lime."  ��� PlnySng-iVnfint-r Cpiide Down;      '  A London paper tells a story of Wng-  ner In the days of his youth and poverty calling upon Rossini In Paris and  noticing "a little composition".of tils  own on the piano rack. The reply of  Rossi ul when It wns pointed ont to him  that the music wns upside down wns  perhaps hnrdly up to the best form of  "the polite l''renchman." "You see, t  found It sounded bet ter thnt way."  Rill Nye's compliment to Wagner  was In n happier vein. lie told the  great composer that he hail no ilrulit  his iniislc was really much better lhau  It Rounded.-Loniion Speaker.  7li.' (Ill, M   I urm-tl.  A gentleman staying wilh a vulgarian, was much irritated by his  host's habit of telling what this,  that, and  the oilier thing cost.  Tho crisis came nt luncheon, "This  salmon," said the novas homo, laying the knife" nfiectionately upon a  lordly lish, "cost S and C a pound���  8 to 0 a pound!"  "Did it?" answered the exasperated  guest, and, holding out his. plate, ha  added,"Just give me another 9 penn'  'orlh.'*���London Globe.  Cnltnre,  She���But you must admit that society In our village Is all the time becoming more cultured.  He���Yes. I hear that nt the minstrel  show Instead of end men they advertise   "superior   terminal   facilities."  Every one ought to know bis Shakespeare, for the plays constitute, on the  whole, the foremost textbook wliich our  race lias given to tbe world..  You can't be mean and happy anj  more than an apple can be sour and  Sweet S.t uipnl hy.  Mrs. Yonngwed���Vcs: Mr Yonngwed  didn't feel at all well this morning, so I  Just made blm stay home fiom the oflice.  Mrs. Nnybor���Indeed! I notice all  your carpets are up and your back  shed's palmed and���  Mrs Youngwed���Yes; I got Mr.  Vouiigwed to do all that while he was  borne today.  3Iorp Tliun Trnfile.     ,  ��� "You played nothing but-tragedies,"  snld the friend .   v  "They wire worse than tragedies."  answered Mr. Stortniiigton Barnes as  he stopped figuring liis e\pcuso account "They were Una tic"-', catastrophes."  sweet  When bope  looks backward, lt la  transformed Into regret' THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1902  uy-  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISHED    WEEKLY  IN  THE  IN.  TBUESTS OF THE MASSES  BV  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  BASEMENT     OF      KLACK     BLOOK,  HASTINGS STIUiET. VAN-  COUVEK, U, C.  SUUSCItlPTlONS   IN   ADVANCE.  A week, o cents; month, 15 cents; three  montns, 35 cents; six months,. Co cents;  one year, ifl.t'5.  .ENDORSED BY THE TRADES' AND  LABOR COUNCIL,, THE VANCOUVER LABOR. PARTY AND THE  BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL.  ployees, or any trade union or branch  thereof, may register as an industrial  union. The registrar shall then Issue  a eevtlllcala of Incorporation, which  shail be conclusive evidence In all  courts, until cancelled,- that the requirements of this act have been compiled wilh. -^Nothing renders an Industrial union liable to be sued, or the  property or nny member thereof, othor  than In Ihe pursuance of tin: obligations Incurred by the act.  Many Vancouver unions would deem  It an honor to have President Ralph  Smith represent thein at the congress.  The Independent can always be had  at Galloway's book store, arcade.  SATURDAY .SEPTEMBER G,  1002  Ralph Smith received the same  treatment from labor as all the othor  great lenders have been subjeeto.l to���  Ingratitude. He is, however, the most  respected mii'r. in the Canadian labor  movement to-day.  .Ralph Smith will leave for the east  en Tuesday to open the Trades and  Labor Congress of Canada as its president. He wns .'offered'��� credentials In  ibis city, but. declined .tbem, saying  that if his own union had not confidence in him,he would not accept those  of another.    .  not made out for til acres, but a number of lots therein w-sre specified Instead. The opinions of officials of this  city for years have never been heeded  by the aldermen, who make these big  blunders. It Is rumored that a prominent olllclal is to lose his Job to make  room for n "friend" of the council.  And thla is tlie course io be resorted to  to get. It.for him. If the council really  wants to Unci out who is at fault in  this case, for the good and, welfare of  the city, why nobody will object, iut  olheiwlse, seeing that lt ls not responsible Itself, n strong protest should he  made.  INDUSTRIAL ARBITRATION.  The Industrial 'Arbitration net of  New South Wales secuis to give good  satisfaction-In that'country. Thc Sydney Works?!- publishes every . week the  proceedings -of, the arbitration, court,  which Is presided over by a president  and two nieiiibers. The. president is a  supreir.-o court judge, named by tha  governor, who may at the request- of  the president also appoint a. deputy  ..president,'who;shall have nl! the powers of the 'president..  The two member's ' of the court are  appointed by the governor.' one from  among tho persons'recommended by the  union of employers, and ihe oilier from  among the persons recommended by a|  ' body of , delegates , frorn industri-ii,  unions of employees.   If nny body fails  -  to make such i'cc,6ininciiilat'on the. governor-may appoint  such person'.as h��  thinks Jit.-:  The.  board   is made ,-up -every.-three  ��� years,''the ������ members  being  eligible for  re-appointment. "A member's'salary7 is  . fixed at ��7"0 a. year anil traveling ex-  ���'; penses.  -.  . 'Removals  from   oflice   are/liable   in  'such  manner and  upon such grounds  only as a supreme. court judge.  , 'Disclosure of  profits���The    president  and: members shall not. disclose to any  person any';matters of evidence 7relat-  ���; ing to any trade "secret or. to the profits  or financial/position of any, witness: or  party, upon; pain of dismissal and a  ���fine of ��500 for violation of such oath.'  V "At the Teeniest ot any. party or. witness  the court shall hear tlieir. evidence ln  .. camera:7'.    .     .' , --.li-' -  ���Reference of dispute to 'court���No  matter. within  the court's jurisdiction  , shaH.bc referred to it," except in pursuance of a- resolution"ot such union  specially summoned by notice, sent, by  post to each member; thereof. :..  V .The president has all the powers.ofa  .supreme "court, judge. The court., or  any'.'officer thereof,. has the power to  enter"buildings, , mine-workings,   ship.  ';.. shop, etc., etc. ' A.ny person obstructing  the court or officer7 isvilable to a line  '.;ofV��5.7'-;;.-:"'.:;V;J;'-7-'VV."'      ...'.>. "  . Prohibition; of strikers or lock-outs���  Whoever: during the pendency of any  proceedings in the court in relation to  Van industrial dispute does anything, to  precipitate a- strike ..or ' lock-out 's  liable.to a>flne of :��1,000 or imprisonment for;two months. -  .If an :. employer dismisses an employee for being a member ot a. union  he is liable to a fine of ��20. In every  case it7 shall lie on the employer to  satisfy  the, court  that.such  employee  ,_was not dismissed for being a member  The Trades and Labor Council wants  the new hospital" act published as a  guidance to the voters. We agree with  it, but think the city should pay for it,  The workingmen of this city, however,  need not expect;to se-e it published in  The Independent, bcause this sheet is  on the black list at the cily ball.  "When It is known that Nanalmo is  entitled to ii seat at the Trades and  Labor Congress of Canada this year  without paying any extra par. capita  tax the voting against giving Ralph  Smith credentials has but one'significance,, and that is treachery. "A, leader  has been stabbed with the ingratitude  of fastidious labor.  The voters of Nanalmo have decided  to adopt the eight-hour system on the  civic. public works. Also a move in  this direction has been made at. Victoila. The press7 had hot a little to do  in this regard, y-ot newspaper .writers  themselves are compelled to work longer-hours' and .harder than they ever  did ; before.   They nre not organized.  We have too many politicians in this  country of ours -who imagine they are  a whole constellation Of : bright, stars,  when they are a poor duality'bf candlS  dips���except when they dip deeply, too  'deeply' intei thc "pockets of the people.  The .working man should take ;a-'iinre  active art in polities and .not. let the  'politician's ..have everything their own  way, and 'their own ; conditions would  be improved.7 '���'  Ay;:  .,-.':    -.:''.-. ���?'.'���  of a union.       . -. .       ~~~  1 The court may fix penalties for any  breach or non-observance of such common rule regarding the enforcement of  its award, order or direction.   Parties  Trade unionists at Macon,7 Ga.,,are up  in arms against/.child labor, in the co:-  ion mills in that state. One. of them  placed an.infant toiler of six years on  the scale and found that she; weighed  A0 1-2 pounds. This child held a regu-  l.ir.-position as a. spinner and Worked  from 6"a..;m.: to G. p. m.; with-40 minutes for lunch.. She didn't know hev  much wages she received, as her mother, who worked at the same mill, dre,v  her pay. Father stayed at home and  cooked and brought the dinner.  ���Were it not for the labor press the  labor movement would not be what it  is to-day, and any man who tries to  injure a labor paper is a traitor.to the  cause. 11'-you ilon't agree with the  policy of the paper go to the oflice of  the paper and say so in a. manly way,  but don't go around throwing insinuation. Perhaps you are wrong and the  paper i.s right. If the paper has made  a mistake you can depend upon it that  a correction will be cheerfully piinted.  Corporations will give their organs loyal support, and If labor Is to be successful lii securing justice, labor papers  must   be  supported.���Federationist.  $+�����-���������,. .����..����. ,4><f~4H>  t  t  t  $1.25 Kid Gloves 75c.   %  SPECIAL PURCHASE of Kid t  Gloves, two-clasp, plaue sawn,  colors brown, tan, beaver and  black; sizes 0 1-4 to 7 1-1. Rsi_u- i  lar $1.25; now 7\~e. 9  ���  Of course, it wouldn't be quite in  keeping with the "good work", of the  socialists Ifjthe trades unions were not  given a slap���a sort of a baek-hander,  as It .were.::E...T..'Kingsley, the leader  of the revolutionary socialist party,  when speaking at Nanalmo last Monday' night, took occasion to "say that  socialism would grow in spite of. members of trades-"unions from Samu'il  Gompers down .to': his lowest "flunkey."  "Flunkey" sounds good to a union man  who pays his hard earned money to  keep  up  his  organization.. t  CWKRtNT OWNiOM���ALL SGRNj.  / '     - A    ���-  A Reminder.  Hon. Charles Fitzpatrick, Minister .'of  Justice, is heading for B. C, which will  doubtless remind certain members, of  'the supreme bench of V the wisdom  of taking cloves or sen sen after theirs,  unless they calculate to conduct their  conversations with Charley' over the  long  distance   telephone���Paystreak. -  A Meuument to Maguire.-- .';'.",  . "Many blessings be on the head .of  ���him who selected'the. first-Monday,.In  September. tor the--great, annual ceie-  bratlon of: the workers,'-' says-a labor  exchange. Well, the' blessings which  Labor -Day. are to the exact character  and identical type with which the labor movement usually visits those who  devote their lives to its success. Labor, Day, as a day on xvhich -trade  unionists might fraternize and display  their strength, was devised by a' man  named P. -J.. Maguire, when he was  first vice-president, of the; American  Federation of Labor. '��� The first Labor  Day on record was celebrated in'New  York in. 18S2. P. J. Maguire' was; secretary .'of ��� theVBrotherhood. of- .Carpenters  and, Joiners, 'ail organization7 which he  founded. Opposition to .him', grew up  in the union. Charges/which it is said  were never proved, were made against  him',1 and he was expelled. He has made  several unsuccessful attempts' to have  his'wrongs righted, and isnow a broken-down old man",, dependent' on ' the  charity of a" few. friends to keep body  and soul together. No great movement  takes much account of Individuals'connected, with it. We doubt-very much  whether there is a carpenter -or joiner  in New -.York state who would make  ;Maguire's epilin for nothing- because lie  invented' Labor Day. But no doubt  Hvhen 'the . history of, trades unionism  comes to be written, a halo posthumous  glory will surround his memory. In  this, Working men do not differ very  much from the rest of the human race.  'We find most of our saints and heroes  in the grave. They make no practical  demands on our charity or benevolence  there. Our contemporary made a mistake. It should have waited, till--Maguire was dead before; it proceeded to  canonize him.���Victoria Colonist.    -  35c Ribbon 20c  ��� .1  0U3  in X  2,000 yards  ot new ribbons  '   colors or    Pink,    Sky,  Cardinal.  Maize, Mauve, Purple,  Emeral.l, i  Now Rose,    Cream    and Whit;. 4)  ',  Regular ;i6c; special 20 cents. J  X-'iXX'i'   i   -7--v*  170    Cordova     St.,    Vancouver. 9  We reach "wherever the mails ���  reach.: ���  -:-'"'-"-���  Meeting.  Are You Going Shooting oh the B sf  You will find a full  line of everything  necessary at  ,E.TI  527 Hastings St.  W. O. B.���VANCOUVER AERHS, No. ��  meets Wednesday evenings; visiting  brethren welcome.    Bert Parsons,  XV  P ��� J; fi. Ure, W. S.. Arcade.  .AS   TO   COMPULSORY -ARBITIIA-  "VC- TION.     -���   -V   '  Compulsory arbitration is impossible.  To begin With the term Is a misnomer,  and to end with, compulsion would  mean the taking away of the personal  rights guaranteed by the constitution.  Without; referring to the delivery of  the goods guaranteed hy the constitution, which is a question which has  thus far not been the most satisfactory,  li.is not out of place'to consider a  matter.that labor organizations must  meet as lt���presents itself,.; or discori-  tlnue .their system of collective, bargaining. The labor7 agreement must be  observed both on the part of the employer and employee, and .once made,  must he regarded as binding' for the  period of Its stated operation. ".There  isV'a compulsory /.featureV in such/Van  agreement:that is along the same lines  as' is1 suggested in compulsory arbitral  tlcjn,V;al though"' the former is a voluntary, compact arranged ;by representatives of the men, ���yet. it, binds them  hard and fast, and is; a violation" of  their -. constitutional rights as,. understood in the fourteenth amendment.���  D.;L. : Cease, Editor Railroad Train-,  men's Journal, Cleveland. ;; />-.;'.;���-     .;.;:  It looks n.s if the city council were  up to some niore devilment. A committee has been appointed to bring in  a  report, no doubt to place the blame  affected may apply to the court to be , on some helpless official, regarding the  relieved from any obligation. But the  court in entertaining and dealing with  such application have full powers to  act.'. ���''..  Registration  of  industrial-  unions���  Any    institution    employing    5ft    om-  purchase of the cemetery lots. The  council of last year���by the way, a  weak Institution, but not as cultus as  the one in power this year���paid for 13  acres at $137 an acre, but got only  33; 1-2 acres.   'Mind you, the deeds were  m  . ������������������� ����������-����*�����������  ���TROREY'S SPECIALS-  It'll pay you to put off important duties for the sake of paying  our store a special visit just Viow. We are having a sort of cleaning  tip time of il these days���selling oft broken assortments and odds  and: ends at extremely low prices.  BRASS LAMPS, ORYX ami ISRASS TABLES, ART POTTERY, ETC.  There is not a thing Iri the'world the matter with them.  We simply will not allow them to conflict with the new goods tor  the coming Christmas trade.  Tbe Jeweler and  Diamond  Merchant  '��������� V COR. GRANVILLE AND HASTINGS STREETS.  A V Official ;Watch Inspector ofthe CrP.l7R.:;;,  w��;����.^ �������� ��� �� ��� ����� ��� �����������'  TKRKiBNCE VfflCEN'f POWOEULX.  During the past decade there was no  man more widely known in the labor  movement than T. V. Powderly. As  "gch~eT!il;^iTa-stcip^\voMcman^i^ofiS^th  Knights of Labor, with its membership  of more than a million in 1SS6, he possessed il .power and influence, the like  of which probably was never enuaied  in the world. There arc those who say  It was because of this unique and un  usual position that Powderly was finally overcome by his foes in the order, Hint oveicoiilldeiice made him unwary and that no man Is large enough  to lung hold all he had In his graso.  He bad lo contend with traitors, which  he learned to lils sorrow, as all labor  leaders do. He was for a long time  the storm centre In some ot labor's  fiercest ..strifes, and tbey were fierce,  but when the writer saw hiin thc other  day In the New York olllce of a coai  mining company, of which he Is the  president, there were no sears of battle  upon him now, and his smile and kindly look as we talked of the old timers  indicated that there is no bitterness in  his soul for the wrongs he suffered at  the hands of those who were supposed  to be his friends. May those who believed they had grievances against 'the  noble master workman���and there were  many of these���-be as forgiving. Powderly has: still a.soft spot In his heart  tor the labor .movement, arid as the  roll call proceeds the reader may, detect evidences:'bf his helping hdnd.;    .-:  ',..;.".   r    HOME NURSING. [y.y ���'<,-; .'���"[  We have recently received a book '.-n-  tltlecl ".Home. Nursing,", published by  the-Davis & Lawrence Company, Limited .'Moii t real. Th Is ���- pu blica tlon co n-  tains,practical instructions for the.performance of all ofllces pertaining to the  sick. It tells : what to do in case of  accidents treats with nearly all the  diseases to which human flesh Is, hlir  to, as well as containing many recipes  for preparing solid and '.liquid,.food for  the'sick.; No home should'be without  ajcdpy, of it. ' It is a very attractive  book of about-.10 pages, and can be obtained upon application to the publishers, Davis & Lawrence Company, Limited, Montreal,; enclosing to. : them,- 5  cents in stamps to cover the expense  of mailing; etc. : ...   , ,:  THE AJR IS FULL OF UNIONISM.  The spirit of unionism is in the nlr.  MAS perineiiting the human race. It Is  manifest to evei-yfiody wlio^bseivcsT  the'tendency of the times,'and Its effect is civilizing mankind with a rapidity exceeding that of. f which we  have no record. A new condition '.n  buiiian affairs is present; il is making  Itself ,felt all over the world, but par-  tliuibirly In the United States. ��� An'-'-irn  is passing In which the masses of the  human race will be uplifted to a conditionof freedom and plenty never he-  fore attained. Labor and capital have  taken the. .Initiative nnd the- middle  classes are forced Into thc former's  ranks because of the disregard of human rights by the.latter, and that fact  Is bringing about a better /condition  to the, homes of the tollers.  LOCOMOTIVE FmEMBN.   ."'..,  The Urotherhcod of Locomotive Firemen, bus 43,376 members on Its rolls,  according to the report just. Issued.  Members of this order are now agitated oyer a Jaw passed by the engineers' organization at Its recent convention, which Is said' to have' for its  purpose taking vJway from the firemen  the.englneers now members. Delegate?  to the forthcoming convention of the  Hremen at Chattanooga, are; belng.In-  ���structed to ..work/ for','; peace,V - and riot  w-ar, between/the two organizations.  Lengthened  ABSOLUTE  COMPREHENSIVE  FAITHFUL  GENUINE  INEXPENSIVE  PROFITABLE  RELIABLE  SAFE  SURE  TRUSTWORTHY      /  9  9  9  I  9  Of what other investment thanLlfe Insurance can all these adjectives be as truthifullly; descriptive! Any' one or two plaoe a security in a high class; all coiriblned make ��� it noteworthy. Many  more might JUBtly be appllid to Life Insurance���THE investment ot.  the age. ,0'..':,. ������������"���.       ..' V'���'.-���'. ..-".': :'";'��� - --:/ - - .,/'-'."/.'        v;-".;.- .'  UNION MUTUAL POLICIES are every whit in line in progres-;  slveness,    values    and   "privileges���-contracts that not only aim to:  protect 'but really do In the minutest particulars.   Allfacts' cheer-  . fully furnished (free. ,   ,, xly.Jil-.:'':-''':y.lyii '.'���������. X:yyli:X;i;yy  I  'if:  [i'i  i li.,  if  it"  PORTLAND, MAINE. iNcoRroiUTED 1848.  CaU or write lor particulars anel plans   ':    ;   :    V  Head Office : 419 Hastings;St; W., Vancouver, B.C.  ;      J. E. EVANS^ Provincial Manager. ^V^^^^rV  ��� ������������������ ������������������� �� *> 0 ��� ��� <* ���� �� ��� ���> <���<>����/��'�����i ����� at.  Our new store is now waiting for Vour inspection;' We -would like to  show you round, if-you Wish to; buy���good;: If you don't , we 'want you to  come anyhowg.' At . our old Cordova ; Street /store ,we had a; large .'  slock, "much,larger than most: people thought, but we; eorJd niit display it  properly���want; of floor space, wantof light. / H-ere we liave both and more  stock too. New/; stock. This season's stock. We are at home from S a.; in. to /  tp. m. to-day a't.-the largest clothing stoie In British Columbia.:'; [JJ'i:  '..>'���  ;tl_IJBBv:;;^ i ^tE**RTi  Telephone 702;  ,.... . tXiXXXX-  1160 /Cordoya ; Street!.  iii,h��i  I  From Thoir t-j*ualmo,bouttifiol(land  Prouii-lioit lylamf 'lotlieriiiif,     '  Steamy^v.^asV'yasMJ  . House Coal yi  Of the Following Oracles: ',-; .,t  Ooullle Boreeiwd Llimp.'.jf.;;;-,,:;.,, ;���;';  '-V'.'Run of ItMiMloi,;;:; iyAJi-:  i >VixWhecl Nut and  Bcfeeotatt*.  RjtMCEL Jf. ROBINS, Superintendent.-"  EVANB, COLKMAN A EVANB, Agenta,  VftUirciuverOlty, B.C.  LINE  Scenic  LOWEST RATES. BEST SERVICI.  Bmjjerial Limited  1)6 Hours to Montreal���Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Transcontinental     Passenger   Train  leaves dally at 14 o'clock.  Seattle and Whatcom Express leaves  dally at 9.05 o'clock.  EMPRESS OF INDIA..   ..   ..JULY 28  TARTAR  ....   ............ AUGUST 4  HMPHlBSS OF JAPAN ..AUGUST 18  SAILINGS   FOR.   HONOLULU   AND  AUSTRALIA.1: '  MOANA.V"...   .. ".:"���:-..   ..' ..   ..JULY 25  MIOWERA.:... ..... ...'.AUGUST 22  ;; And every four weeks thereafter. -  .  For full particulars as to; time, rates,  etc, ���.apply.;,to.z:'.V;'1;--1:-:/'VV--;V;   xi-i-.iyyAi:  E. 3. COYIiB, -V': i    JAS. BCLATHH; -'  ..'��� yAj:G.:P,iA.-y:. ''���'���: '������ Ticket Agent, ;. ���  ; Vancouver, B C.    428 Hastings Ett.  ������������s ,V��n<��uver���B.C..  THERE IS  of Fire or /Injury Vv  VHealth; when you usif7  [:tteiX;XXXX"'XiXXi  The-' price ,: islVrio^vvlVV;  .such that almost ev-    ^;  vV ', eryhoiyVcan ;'affp!rd,it.,.' ",r.  iyx V;OnceV: ;;used^J'always -'V -j a  ' V:V; Vused.'V-AppIy^  .JA;Jliice.:oii;liy:iXi 'i'yJjXxx'XX,  ii��iWi  yXyXXyXyXXji"1^��-  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  -'���"." ;':'Streets.:.:V--'V',;'  Importer* andi BdlHNf^ra  GORE7 AVE. 'ii- "PHOK B ;7S!:-  'xi iA;l$oiti;AGW!fWi i fy; ���IfcW.-^TfcUlj  T"~"  nicetes  1 '>!  'SATURDAY SEPTEMBER fi,  1902  THE INDEPENDENT.  Hardware,  Stoves,   Ranges,   Etc,  35  Hastings  Street  East.  ��������:  ���������  oot& an  GO TO  OUR CIVIC SOLONS.  Theie was a full attendance of members at tho lc-gular city council meet-  . ing,  which  met  last   Tuesday    nignt.  The only discussion of interest was thit  of the police investigation.  Aid. Wood wanted to know why  .he  quarry had been closed down.   He said  . that there was plenty of stone needed  i on  the  loads,  which  In many    places  were ni bad condition.   This was especially so in "Ward V.  Aid. Wylie said that "Ward V had got  it share this year. "We intend, how-  ��� ever," he said, "to flx up Westminster  Avenue. 1 can't see how my worthy  -colleague could expect any more." .  ^Ald. Wood���How much lock Is there  for Ward VV  Aid. Wylie���There's a scow load   up  there now, If you'll open your eyes.  Aid. Wood���We want 20 scow loads  . and more.  'Aid. Bethune���The money Is all used  . up.  Aid.   Wood���"Ward  V  has    got    the  - worst of the deal.    It looks as If Aid.  Wylie wants to spend too much money  . on policevi,nd not enough on rock.  Aid. Wylie���xoii1 want to-njake your-  ,-self look big by such talk, but you're  .uo bigger than I am.  Aid. Wood wanted to know why the  -Cambie  street  bridge    was  not  open,  and said that if 111 men were not sutil-  .clent to do the work, that more should  be employed.  Aid. McQ'ueen said that drinking cups  -were now provided at the fountains.  Aid. Foreman���And some'"' people  won't drink out; of them.  Aid. McGuigr.n���Are they put In front  ���of hotels?  Aid. Wood wanted to know what this  stulf ivv.s? ���  Several aldermen���That's the report  of tho police investigation.  Aid. Wood���Thi* is ofllclal dignity,  .then? Does thc police committee think  for one moment that wp are going to  spend our time in lending such a lot  of rubbish.  The Mayor���It  must be read.  Aid.  Cook���Tt  might  be  laid  over.  Aid. Wood���There's no need to lay  it o\cr. A full council is piesent and  it should ho d.sposcd of iiow. The police committee has made the council  a. Hushing stock ot the city. The evi-  e'enco alone of the Chinese ex-convicts  .should condemn the whole report. "If  Aid. W.vlie'ar.il the test killed all the  chickens In Vancouver in swearing  Chinee I wouldn't believe -theli" c\i-  dence," he said. After spending  months the committee iccommends the  dismissal of Chief Noith because he is  not"a seholaT"   If~thete i~~~i~~noia"iicelil  ��� ��  0  9  0  9  OVERALL CLOTHING.  9  ���9  9  '0  9  o  ��  9  o  9  9  o  ' f  Stands Every Test.  9  ���'O      The teal  test of    Ovei.illx   is ��  . �� W0IU''                                                ���  j". Those  that    List    longest and Q  , Q never rip are    the    cheapest   to o  o buy and the best to wenr. ,          Q  ��� 9 ,  UNION   BRAND  OVERALLS ���  ��� are  the  most durable,  theiefo.'e ��  y the most economical.   They aie ?  . q   made of  the  best material, cut, J  e   sewed, nnd reinforced by experl- g  , 4}   enced Union Labor. ���  �� DOOK FOR OUR BRAND        ��  ' *g ON THE TICKET. J  - �� ���TIIK- ���  SllIiBIIBlt,!  > 9 (LIMITED.) ���  ��� MAW'S BLOCK, WINNIPta, MAN.    ��  all in the police department It is at the  head of the committee. Tho spectacle  of the chairman hobnobbing with subordinates and listening to all their little tittle-tattle does not add to als  official dignity as aa educated peison.  Chief Noith has been a good and faithful servant of the city. "I don't believe Aid. Wylie himself would be an  Improvement as chief," added Aid.  Wood. Chief North has not been on  the force all these years to be so Ignorant. Aid. Wood then moved that the  whole matter-of the police Investigation be tiled.  Aid. McGuigan seconded the motion.  He said the investigation had been a  failure. He, however, did not agree  with Aid. Wood in his peisonal r��-  maiks of the committee. He thougnl  the sooner the ieport was filed for reference the oetter.  Aid. McQueen���Tnls repoit has. not  boon read.  Aid. Brown���The remarks of Aid.  Wood should be sufficient to have It  lead. Tne aldermen should take the  lepoit home with thein and lead .t  carefully.  Aid. Cook thought they should read U  Intelligently.  .-Aid. McGUIgan���We will have to lead  lt .sometime. |  The  Mayor���Certalnlyl'  Aid. -Wylie said liis worthy colleague  from ward V. did not know what ho  was talking about.  It was then decided to read it at .1  special meeting of 'the council called  for Tbuisday night.  Aid. Wood moved lhat the chief be  present.  ,Chief North said he would also'like  to have the ofllcois who gave evidence  piosem as well. "I have had no show  in any,shape or form to reply to them,"  he added.  Aid. Wylie���The chief has had a  show. If he is allowed to take part  then we must have the whole chees;  here. - -'-���  Aid. Brown moved that a commit;"  be appointed to look Into the miitt-5,-  of  the  cemetery  purchase  of lots.  A .l:ourned.  The special meeting ot the city council which took place on Thuisdr.y night  to consider the report of the police  Investigation has not come olf yet. A  good big ciovrd assembled on the street  at thc city hall waiting for the show  to start���but there was no show. Ci'y  Clerk McGuigan, appeared mid sa.,1  that there would be no meeting. By  and by Aid. Wood enme lushing up  and the crowd told hiin what the city  clerk had sulci. "That's bad," ' paid  Aid. Wood and away be went. It has  since leaked out that the excuse given  was th.it the evidence In the big re-  pc.i t���had- not���all ���been���typewritt mr  thus .111 adjoin nment was taken until to-night. Nobody seems to know if  the evidence is being cooked for the  occasion or not.  That veteran in tiie Canadian labor  movement, D..J. O'lJonoghiic, contributes an able article on "Labor's For-  vvaid Movement." In Picigic-sive OUa-  wa. 11 handsome publication issued b.v  the Allied Trades and Labor As��-ocli-  tion of Ottawa, a souvenir Lalior Day  biuchuie. Theie Is another .11 tide on  the subject of labor by W. L. lloKrn-  zle living, IJ. A., who denis with "The  Department of Labor." Mayor Fu.l  Cook handles In a practical way "A  Decade of (educational Piogiess," anil  T. \V. Quaylc tioats of "Evolution in  Ottawa Journalism." The book contains about 100 pages and about as  many cuts, llltistintive of the capital.  The city council or Columbus, Ohio,  recently adopted .1 icsolutlon which  directs the director of public Improvements to employ only union labor mai  In the shoeing or horses and repair uf  ���wagons, and that only such wages as  are made by union labor be bought  This action was taken on account uf  the stiikc among the blacksmiths.  LAUNDRY WORKERS.  In a general way the same conditions  that are rapidly forcing otlier trades to  organize liave also brought us into line,  except that wu might credit somo  apparently trivial incident aa being the  means to hasten our existence. Much  an incident took place on April 22, 1898,  which resulted in an organization afterwards known as Local Union No. 8010,  American Federation of Lalior.  1'roni here, guided by able and earnest  men, began the real work of construction.  Chinese l.ihor, sweat-shop and prison  labor competition aro among tho causes  that led to tho organization of tliis  union. Within thu .space of one year  eight unions wero formed in Troy and  grouped into a District Council, which  took upon itself the work of organizing  abroad and issuing a call for the first convention, held iu theCity Ilall, Troy, X.Y.,  November 12, 11)00, wlieru the present  name was adopted. Thu American  Federation of Labor immediately  granted a charter.  Whilo the progress to this point  (January 1,1901) was blow, since then,  despite the opposition from employers  throughout the country, wo have  succeeded in establishing ourselves  firmly on a good, permanent basis.  > Our reports for 1901 show tvv;o lockouts  and eleven strikes, directly affecting  ;i,r)00 members, and involving an expense  of $2,000. Of these members 2,700  gained their object.  We have succeeded in establishing  our label, and ingaiiiiiigbetterconditions  without strikes in seventy-live laundries  and seven shirt and collar concerns, thus  covering thirty cities. The methods  used to secure better conditions through  our label deserveconsidcration, therefore  vve append the same, to-wit:  Our locals first secured the aid of the  other unions in tlieir vicinity, through  the central labor body. This done, they  created a demand that compelled the  employers to ask for the label.  Our aim is to use the label as a means  of securing better conditions and establishing a universally equal and just rate  of wages in eaeli branch or department  in factory aiid laundry before granting  tho same. 1  To establish this wage-rate was the  most important work of thu convention  held in Philadelphia last month. We  aru making rapid progress, and .have  been enabled in many cases to adjust  disputes without serious trouble during  our two years' existence  VATIVC  ��������  THE PLUMBERS.  Tiie United Association of Journey men  numbers, Gas 'Fitters, Steam Fitters  and Steam Fitters'Helpers of the United  States and Canada was organized at  Washington, D. C, October 11,1SS1).'    '  The formation of this organization  vvas the result of the second attempt on  the part of tlie I'lumbers and Fitters of  this country to form a National  Union.  The original organization vvas known  as the International Association.  Tho growth of tlie United Association  from the date of its formation to about  six years ago was exceedingly slow, due  perhaps to the discouragement of the  members generally, as tho icsult of  the failure of the International Association. Tliis, coupled with the setback given to our organization and to  all others by tlie financial depression of  1893 and 1S94, made the growth of  our organization much slower than it  would otherwise have been.  However, in the last live vears the  United Association has doubled in  membership and has also doubled  the number of its local unions,until now  every city in thu United btates and  Canada that has a population large  enough to support 11 number.-, Gas  or Steam Fitters' Union is represented in the United Association, with  the exception of llarrisburg, I'a., and  San Francisco. The present number of  IniTtFiinions enrolled on our rosier is"llo57  witli a total of 13,000 members in good  standing.  JOHN ".UTCIIiaL.  At thirteen John Mitchell wiisdtu'iiini:  in a coal mine; al thirty-three, now, lie  is president of the United Mine Worker"  of America. Holding now, 111 hu does,  Ihu highest ollice in the gift of the  United Mine Workers, his family  ii'in lives in ."-pring Valley, Illinois,  in the simplest manner imaginable.  Mrs. Mitchell, hor neighbors s.iy, "puts  on no airs," anil thoy liko her the belter  for it. It is evident- that as her husband  lias grasped good fortune and risen in  tliu world, she has not cared to change  her way of living, which is practically  that of the better class of miners in the  town.  The house which Mrs. Mitchell and  her four children occupy is half of a  double f nunc, which sho ow ns. T'iu  other half shu rents. She has six rooms  for her own use. An ingrain carpet  covers the parlor Iloor, and on tho walls  hang enlarged crayon pictures of  members of the family, including a nun"  Mrs. Mitchell's sister. Prominent 'in  one corner of the room is an easel, on  which is a picture of Mitchell in a wide  Vancouver 0|>era House  TUESDAY, SEPT. 9TH  At 8 f). m.  R. L. BORDEN, leader of the Opposition in tbe l)o-  niinion .House; Mr. Monk, leader of the Conservative Party  in Quebec; E. F. Clarke, H. A. Powell and other prominent eastern Conservatives.-  Everybody welcome. Seats reserved for ladies.  P. O. BOX Mf. -PHONIC 179.  W. J. MeMILLAN ft Co.,   '  Wholesale Agents fob  TUCKET CIGAR CO. UNION LABEL CIGARS  MONOGRAM,        '   MARGUERITA, BOUQUET,  OUR SPECIAL, EL JUSTIIXO,  EL CONDOR, SARANTIZADOS, SCHILLER,'  Corner Alexander Street aud Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  ���iitqiauBu*i*ai>uiXL*^^  frame of llowers and grasses. Mrs.  Mitchell is a small, slender woman  black-haired and grey-eyed, kind,  practical and contented. She has  worked hard and she shows it.  THE I'OOll MAN'S l'UAYER.  Wo thank thee, Lord, that thou hast  sent affliction to the rich���  Dyspepsia, gout,  insomnia and   other  Troubles which disturb their souls by  day and night, and cause as much or  more  Of real distress than do the ills that  thou hast sent the poor.  Wo may not, have enough to eat.   They  eat too much; and so ,-,  Its just about an even thing which hath  the most of vvoe.  We have no time to-rest, by day ;   they  cannot rest at night.  Ko all in nil, it buemuth'things are pretty  nearly right.  We can't afford to ride, but tliere again  tlieir joy we balk,  For, O, thou sendeth thein tlie gout,  and so they cm not walk.    ,  Thou sendeth them rich food and drink ;  weak stomachs, headaches, wealth,  To us   thou   sendeth   poverty,   plain  living, toil and health.  O, glad aru we the rich must have, while  living of the fat,  Hay fever and paresis, and lots of things  ' like that.  And so we're thankful for our joys, the  greater part of wliich  Is thinking of the many   woes'thou  sendest to the rich.  ���Nixon Waterman  TRADE UNIONS ARE THE PKOrER  THING.  The iradu union system of organization is thc most feasible, the most  logical and Ilio most natural because it is conducted along the lines of  thc le.tst resistance. Trade unions are  strong and powerful because tliey have  grown 1111 along a correct line and with  correct principle", aud because they  carry no dead weight. Tliey confine  tlieir efforts to tbu legimate and logical  field of operation. Tliey do not attempt  to do more than i��-vv"tliiii-tlm_boiimls_nf_  of reason and common sense. They  make no false pretenses and do not  attempt the impossible. They were not  conceived in tliu clouds, but wore  founded on 'olid oltl mother earth, and,  having built a >-ubstantinl foundation,  tliey will continue to build up���not  down���until they havo erected a Micial  and economic stale in whicli the workers  will live in the enjoyment of the full  fruits of thcir labor. The logic of llie  past events and Ihe handwriting on the  wall nil go to -Iiow tli.it trade unions,  clean cut, pun; and simple, vvill live on,  despite all opposition'., and grow iu  usefulness until Ihey have re-cued the  workers from their pri'sentcouilitionand  placed them in a position to live lives of  contentment and true hiippinc-s.  PROVINCIAL PROGRESSIVE  There are 20,001) breaker boys In  Pennsylvania whose torn and bleedhiR  hands attest (he Breed of murderlnic  capital.' I sulci in open court to .1 judge  down there, who said In low accents.  "Labor has Its llshts." anil in thundering menace, "and the operators have  their rights, too, and I am going to  see that1 they get them." I said, "It's  worse than ciuclfylng Christ, because  Christ could have helped himself, an.l  these babes can't."���Mother Jones,  Following is the platform adopted at  the Kamloops convention of the Provincial Progressive Party:  That this party lays it down as a  first principle that they will nominate,  endorse or support only such men as  will place their signed, undated, resignation -In the hands of the convention  which nominates or endorses them;  that this resignation be sworn to; that  this resignation may he handed in to  the lieutenant-governor in council  whenever a. majority of the convention  shall consider such action advisable.  1. That vve gradually abolish all taxes  on the producer and the products ot  the producer, shifting them ��� on land  values.  2. Government^ ownership of railways  and'all means of communication.  3. That the government establish and  operate smelters and leflnerles to treat  all kinds of minerals.  4. That the franchise be extended to  women.  0. The abolition of property qualifications for all public ofllces.  (!. Farm Improvements, Implements  and stook not to be taxed, and wild  lands to be assessed at the price asked  for them by speculative holders.  7. No land or cash subsidies. Lands  to be held lor tbe actual settler.  8. Ten per cent, of all public lands  to be Immediately set aside for educational purposes and education of all  chlldi en up to the age of 1G years to  be free, secular and compulsoi y, text  books, meals and clothing to be supplied out of the public funds where  necessary.  !). Compulsoiy arbitration of labor  disputes. * '    -���  10. Restriction cf Oriental immigration "by a law on the lines of the Natal  act, and if said law be disallowed, It  be repeatedly re-enacted until the end  sought Is attained.  It. That to protect, us fiom Asiatics  already in the province the government  Insert a clause In ill private acts to  this effect: "This act shall be null and  void if the company falls to enter into  an agreement witl tho government as  to conditions of construction and operation," and that the house pass a  resolution_to_prohrblt_the_ employment  of Asiatics on all franchises gt anted  by the provincial house.  12. Conservation of our forest riches,  pulp land loasps to contain a provision for re-foresting so as to produce  11 perennial revenue nnd make, pulp  manufacture a growing and permanent  industry.  IJ. That the act compelling the scaling of iogs by government scnlci-s bc>  enforced.  H Absolute reservation fiom sale or  lease of 11 certain part of each known  coal area, so thnt state owned mines,  If necessary, may be easily possible In  the future. All coal leases or grants  lieieaftcr made to contain a piovlslon  enabling the government to flx the  price of coal loaded on cats or vessels  j for shipments to B. C. consmiieis.  ��� 1.". Municipalization anil public control ot the liquor name.  1(1. The right to a referendum where  a valuable subsidy or franchise Is to  be conferred.  17. That all transportation companies  be compelled to give free transportation to members of the legislative assembly nnd supreme court and county  judges.  IS. Election day to be a. public holiday, nnd provision made thnt every  employer shall be free from service at  least four, consecutive hours during  polling time.  Union Directory.  THB VANCOUVER TRADES ANDJ  Labor Council meets first and thlr*  Thursday in each month, at 7:30 p. nu  President, "W. J. Lamrick: vice-president,  P. J. Russell; secretary, T. H. Cross; financial secretary, J. T. Lllley; treasurer,  C. Crowder; sergeant-at-arms, C. J.  Salter; statistician, J. H. Browne.   BUILDERS' LABORERS PBDERAti  Union, No. 33, Vancouver-Meets every  Thursday evening at S o'clock, in room  No. 1, Union hall. President. Prcd. Col.  Has; secretary. G. Payne, Bll Gore avenue; delegates to Building Trades Council, G. Payno and John Sully.  JOUBNKYJIBN BARBERS' 1NTERNA-  TIONAi, UNION, No.. Ktv-Proslclent.  Prod Hawe; vice-president, J. A. Dlbden;  ecu 1 cspoiulliig-fhiiiiicI.il secretary, J. A.  Stewart, 51 Coidova St ; iccorilcr, E. 11-  Goodmurphy; trcasuier, G. Bower?  guide, A. 11. Len.itl; ^iiaiill.in. G. Uow-  eis; dpleg.itra lu T. ,t L. Council. .7. A.  Dltidcn and Fred Hawe. llects first and)  ���third Wednesdays of eJCh month ia  Union Hall.  \V,\ ITERS AND WAITRESSES UNION,  Local No. 2S. President, Charles Over;  vli'v-picsldent, A. N. Herrlngton; secrc-  Mit-tioa8iirer, J. U. Perkins. Meeting  c.i-iv Friday evening at S.30 o'clock In  Union Hall, corner Homer and Dunsmulr  ttreets.  VANCOUVER TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION. No. 22B,' meets the fourth Monday"  In each month al Union Hall. President,  C. S. Campbell, vice-president. H. W.  King; secretary, S. J. Gothard; P. O. bo*  liC; treasuier, Geo. Wilbj.; sergeant-at���  aims, A. F. Arnold; executive committee, F. W. Fowler, G. E. Pienott, W.  Brand, Robt. Todd: delegates to Trade*'  and Labor Council, W. Biand, S. J. Gothard,  P. XV.  Fowler.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNlONi-  Mcets second and fourth Wednesday ot  each month in Sutherland. Hall, corner  Westminster Avenue and Hastings Street!  at S p m. President, Robt. Brunt; vlce-  pieslclent, Chas. Bennett; pecietary, A.  G Perry, 33 7th Avenue; treasuier, F. C.  O'Brien; conductor, Ed. Manning, warden, A. J. Wilson, sentinel. 3.rHowes;  dclesates to Trades and Labor Council:  C. Bennett, Robt. Brunt, Geo. Lenfesty,  A. J. Wilson and J. Howes.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and 'Joiners���Meets every  second and fourth "Wednesday in Unlon>  hall, room No. 2 President, A. E. Coffin:  vice-president, Joseph > Dixon; recording  secretary. Goo. Dobbin; financial secretary, J. M. Sinclair; Measurer, J. Ferguson; conductor, G. Flngley; warden, G.  H. Blair; delegates to the Tiades andi  Labor council, R. Macpherson, J. M.  Sinclair, Geo. Dobbin. Jos. Dixon. Geo.  Adams; delegates to the Building Tradea  Council, M. McMullcn. Levi C. DeWolfe.  INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF BLACKSMITHS, Vancouver Union, No. 151.���  Meets the first and thhd Monday in each,  month at S p. m., in Union hall. Homer  street. President, Robert Gray: financial  secretary, George Nesbltt. 1207 Homer  stieet: recoiding secretary, D. Robinson,  box 37, Vancouver, H. C.; delegates to  the Trades'and Labor council, William*  Latham, D. Robinson, R. Edwards.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No. 113. W.  F. M.t meets every Saturday at 7.30 p.  m. In Forester's Hall. Van Anda. President. D. Jones; vice-president, P. Burt;  secretary, A. Raper; treasurer, H. V.  Price; conductor, E. Embleton; warden,  M. Halliday.  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ,  Electrical Woikers, Vancouver Local,  No. 213���Meets second and fourth Tuesday  In each month in Union hall, room No. t  Piesldent, Geo. Cowling: vice-president,  R. P. Irwin; recording secretary, A. D.  Hotson, 633 Richards street: financial: '  secretary, John Dup-herley.   aGARMAKERS'      UNION    ,NO.   ��7���  Meets the llrst Tuesday ln each montb  ln   Union   Hall.    President,   A.   Koehel;  vice-president,   P.   Crowder;     secretary,.  G. Thomas, Jr., 148 Cordova street west;  treasurer,   S.  Vi.   Johnson;   sergeant-at-  arms,  J.  W. Jlrat;  delegates  to  Trade��-  and Labor Council, J. Crow, C. Crowder,^  C   Nelson.__J -  THE RETAIL CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets in O'Brien's Hall, the first an*',  third Tuesdays of each month. D. McLean, president; W. J. Lamrick. w<5t��-  tary. 24S Princess street.  BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS ANI>  DECORATORS, Local Union No. 1J9.  Meets everv Thursday in Labor Hall.  President, XV. Pavler; vice-president, W��  Halliday; recording secretary. E. Crush,  707 Eighth avenue, west; financial secretary, A. Gothard, S23 Howe street: uea��-  urcr, H. MeSorley.   INTERNATIONAL    ASSOCIATION   OP  Machinists���Beaver   Lodge,   No.   182 ���  Meets   second   and    fourth    Monday    Ine  each month ln Union hall.   President. J.   -  Arnell;    vice-president,    J.  R.  Edwards:  recording secretary. A. J. Thirtle, address,  Vancouver P. O.: financial secretary, H.  -  J.   Lltlller,   573   Hastings,   street,    e��.st;  treasurer, E. Tlmmins; conductor, b.  H. f  Bnssl"��5tow: cunrd. F. CoiiRhiln  VANCOUVER FISHER WEN'S  Union, No. 2���Meets in Union hall.  Homer street, eveiy Saturday, at S p. m.  Steve Dames, president; Chas. Durham,  secretary pro tem.         _^_   JOURNEYMEN BAKERS' AND CONFECTIONERS' International Union or  Amcilca, Local No. -10, Vancouver, B.C.  Piesident. T Baxter; vlce-jncsident. J.  'Ingles; lecording secretarv, F. W. Bar-  tie, financial secietury, M. M.icLcan. 21C0  Westminster Avenue. Mount Pleasant:  ecu responding sccietary. J. Webster. 281*  Westmlnstei Aveue. Mount Pleasant;  tieasurer, J. Wilkinson.   JOURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION"  OF AMERICA. No 17S���Meets lst an*  3:d Mondays In 100m 1. ITnion Ilall.  Piesident. C Whalen; vsce-pvc'ldent,  F. I.04:;: recording j-enei.'rv, F. Williams. J 514_7t h_.\ v p,_\Y, ,_fin 1111 j.il_��e cre^_  tary. T. Wood; fon^urer, XV. W.  Toombs; sergeant-at-aims. T. Matthews.  M/KES A IPKCIALTY OF . .  o    mn speciQi liqueur, on�� ��� ���  o    ushers biock La&et Liqueur ntttr  -I.AIt'Ji: tCKICK OF-  IMl'Oim.I) ASP DOMESTIC  . Cigars .  R. IJ. Mulligan & Co., Prox)8.  Consult f'OHImVA ash CakRall.  When you want to Ure a flrst-clos*  horse and buggy, go to the Palace  Hvery stables.  Telephone IS.   '  ^  The"  coooooooooocoooc  llavleg t  Seymour Streeet,  Advertise In The Independent, MAJOR CROFOOT, G. P.  DUNNED   FOR   S4,   HE    OFFERS  THE  COLLECTOR A POSITION.  The Major Unfortunately Forgets Hla  Checkbook���The Excuse Does Not  Co, However, un.t the Bill Is Collected by Force.  [Copyright, 1002, by C. B. Lewis.]  fAJOR CROFOOT, grand promoter anil general originator, hail reached his olllce  and limited up a cigar stub  left over from the day before and Just  settled'down to enjoy It -when his door  was hanged open nml a stranger entered. The stranger vvas a man of liberal  build and aggressive look, and lie sat  down on a chair without Invitation,  ��� took a paper from his pocket aud  bluntly remarked:  "Hero's a bill of $4 against you for  laundry work, nnd I want the cash  p.d. q."  The major was taken by surprise,  and for n minute the room whirled  round with him, but only for a minute.  Then he rallied, worked up a beautiful  smile and arose, with outstretched  band, to exclaim:  "What a coincidence! What a coinel-r  deuce! Upon my word; but it is one of  threo or four trillcs that had slipped  my mind, and I am glad you came in.  Have a cigar?"  "I will," replied the collector.  The major Celt In  his pockets and  looked around on thc floor at his feet,  but found no cigar to offer.   This fact  didn't put him out, however, and he  rubbed his hands and smilingly continued:  "Yes; I'm glad you called, becauso I  want to send'word to the estimable  woman who runs the laundry that I  bad carelessly forgotten the little account and am sorry If she has been put  to any worry. I wonder where my  checkbook is?"  "You haven't got any!" replied tho  collector In tones so blunt that another man's feelings might have been  hurt  "I may possibly have left It home. If  so. I;shall have to ask you to wait un-  te  l iJA'AA  'SEEK, OUT OB TAKE A LIOKIKO.     ..',���  '"'.... til I can fetch' it. Yes; I. think I did  ;���������   leave it.vlt was my night forgiving my  ,': landlady a. check;"3'ou.know."  :..;.'       ;  .:.��.'.    "You"are lying to me!"  .  . :   "My dear man, I trust that I misun-  derstand yourWords���I trust I do. This  le, as I understand: it, a meeting between gentlemen.  You have. called to  collect a trifling account I stand ready  to pay the same. I.see no need of acrimony." : ���' ' '''���[' 'A- ���'���'��� .���  X'i. , "Oh, there is no acrimony,".; replied  77 the man. "You've simply got to pay this  ;';.    bill before I leave here. I know you for  .-..���  a smooth tongucd bilk, and none of  X'/your soft speeches Will go dowu.; When  ; you are ready to haul out the cash,  ���;'. band It over."; V;  7 The major had put on his hat to  :   leave the' oflice.   He removed it, sat  down, and, working up the same old  bland smile, ! he leaned forward and  .-���fr'saldt'KV VVV-V'' V:.."V:  V! "Another curious coincidence. I was  V V Just ..wondering wliere I could And a  ' man like! you./Let me tell you some-  V thing on the quiet My latest thing in  .corners���and I havo made fifteen of  them in the last two years���ls to gobble up the entire horseradish crop of  the year. This Includes Europe as well  as America. Yes, sir, I've got the thing  dead tb rights.nnd nbout a month from  now there'll be the greatest hullabaloo  <> you ever hoard of. Horseradish la  nged^orthlrteef^diirercnt punipses,as  you mny bave heard, and nothing can  take the place of it. The world has got  to have horseradish or go out of business. You can buy a pound of It now  for 20 cents, but as soon as the squeeze  takes place the prlco jumps to UO and  stays right there. That's a clear profit  of -I") cents on every pound, and the  number of pounds used annually is ;i;i,-  000.000. Just do a little'figuring, will  you?"   i  "I'm   figuring,"  grimly  replied   the  man.  "It will be jn trust, of course," re-  V.   sumed the major.-'''the-most soulless  sort of"ii trust, and we may expect a  ' bowl from the public. We sliall not be  swerved   by   howls,   however.    Sixty  cents a pound or no horseradish.   We  want an aggressive, determined man  for manager, ono who vvill faco criticism and stand to his guns.   You are  the man for us, nnd you mny consider  yourself engaged  from this morning.  Your duties will hot be onerous, and as  to salary"���  -   "I couldn't take It."  'V  '..- "And lis to salary, we will say $25,-.  000 per yvar to begin on. If you develop the qualities expected, the sum shall  be doubled the? second, year.  Can- you  take the position at once, or do you  :  want a week to settle your outside  ������;'���'���' matters?   In ��� either case , here is my  hand, and permit me to offer, you my  ���   heartiest  congratulations.   It  always  Vniakcs me happy to throw ia good thing  In a friend's way.  If tlie salary Isn't  up to your expectations"���  "Oh, the salary Is all right." smiled  the collector, "but you are a day or two  too late. I closed with an offer yesterday."  "You don't say? But you can throw  It over, however���you will throw it  over?"  "I couldn't do it. I am engaged as  the malinger ol' the Old Bilk Collection  agency, and I must stick to it for a  year. It's to collect debts from men  VAc yen. you know. In addition to the  salary, there's a good deal of fun to be  got out" of it. About that ?���!, major?"  "How woulil.lt be if we threw you In  S'O.U'JO worth of stuck as si present?  W.:r dividends won't he less than 40  per cent.-..Mau. dim', miss a good thing  when you have It right under your  t!!::;::!)."'  "I ilon't propose to. I shall get 20  per cent for converting this bill of you."  "Ma!" exclaimed the major as ho got  up a:al walked about. "I see how it Is  vvith you. I have not offered you salary enough. I don't know what the  board of directors will think about It;  but, knowing you as well as I do. I  >:!;:!il assume the responsibility of making it Snn.tiOO.for tlie first year, and I  believe you will be cheap at that.  Willie vve have coopered the horseradish crops and got the bulge' over red  peppers...the comer must be rightly  bandied to make a success.. I won't  even ask you to lend mo the $2 necessary to complete tbe articles of ..'Incorporation. My friend." accept, my hand  and my congratulations. I'll take you  right over to the bank and introduce  you."  ".Not just yet" replied the man as he  rose up. and pulled off his coat and removed his cniTs.  .".,  "Are you too warm?" solicitously Inquired tho major.' though a look of anxiety rested on his face at the same  timo.  ,,">"ot at nil. I am simply getting  ready to lick that ?-l out of you. If  you don't shell out within five minutes,  I shail turn loose on you."  ".My dear man, I fail to understand  you." You call here to collect a trifling  account. I acknowledge the correctness of It; but, unfortunately .having  left my checkbook at tho house"���  "Will you pay?"  "1 will of course 'hasten to my domicile and got the book and draw you a  chock, but really I must protest  against"��� ��� 'V s- A  "You won't hasten anywhere. Shell  out or take a licking."..: V  VXIy dear sir, I"��� '������.*.������  ���"Shell out.?' ���"'"  The major -shelled. It took blm five7  long minutes to go through" his pockets  ami iind ?���!. and ho was.left with only  I), cents to faco the cold world. The col-  k--c.cT signed -the bill; put on his coat  and cuffs and walked out, with only a  wink and a.nod... When ho had departed, the major sat down aiid reviewed  tlie case from beginning to end and  counted and recounted the 0 cents, and  it was with a deep '"'drawn groan that  he" loaned '-.backVat last and whispered  to himself';  "That's-'the .first bill I've had to pay  in two years, and I don't understand  .how'I; came, to pay that I must be  losing my cheek." II. QUAD.  TIIEC.O.D.MAN'SWOES  MONEY  HE   EARNS  GETS  HIM   INTO  A HEAP OF TROUBLE.  Ho In Taken For a Millionaire.  Enemies Too llach Attention anil  SnbmTltien to Improve a villnHc.  lie Suffer* For It.  [Copyright, IM!, by C. B. Lewis.]  "fj�� AM no kicker," said tho C. O. D.  gj    man as he pocketed the quarter  j^    extended  to  him   and  hitched  along to make rocm on the park  bench, "but when a dilapidated gentleman is driven to) far be must turn and  maintain his dlcti.'ty. ��� I was making a  highway imip of Wisfonsin one summer wheu I ran across a village with a  new lown hnll.  "There vva.s sou>.)  trouble with the  paltiFcrs, and I stopped In and handled  fi.-,':'-vr--j;,.-      Aa?  ���! V  !)   ' J ' '  til n-'I'i  ���i1   Vis  Sl-j: ' 1' 'ipX.Cr.-i-'.-^l^SJ'  /itp.  ���   ���.������ CaDltnltNt*..;" '"'���������',.;  "You are constantly putting' some  capital' in the wrong place/'7 said Mr.  Ciimrox's ilatighter as she read over  o:io cf li.is ���letters.  ���    ������������'���'���'���':��� '^y': ':  "Wc!!.": was /tiie contented" reply,'"it's  !::c!:y:t do thiit ���in my. writing instead  of my, business; otherwise, my dear,  ynu mightn't-be-In; a, position to criticise."��� Washington Star,;V  Xo "Wonder, ���/  :. "What started: the: fiiss at the milkmen's ball?" ,  ,  "Some blamed fool asked one of the  men   if  he  had   brought  hls-pumps  iong."���Chicago7 Tribune.  Jones���Why are you so mad with the  doctor?  Mrs. Jones���When I told lilm I had a  terribly tired feeling, he told me to  show lii in my tongue.���New York Journal. '-  Country.  It 'pears to me that Provldcnco with alrth  Is out o' tune:  It freezes us In winter ��n' burns us up In  June:    ��� ���.,  Ylt wouldn't swap this country for the  Icefields o' the monn.    :  So we'll slill shout hiillclula In tbo mornin'I     .  Thar's alius somethln' bitter ln tho sweetest o''the springs,  An' politics Is-Jarrln' when a bird In blossoms SlllgS,       .-.���"���.  But I wouldn't swap my politics for Saturn  nn' hl3 rings,  So we'll all shout hallelula In tho morn-  !n'!.v v  It's hurry nn'  It's'worry from  the red  ��� spring to the tall,  The sweetest: npples hangln" just within  yer neighbor's wall, :.".���.  But .the country's still the country, an'  .;";' the bestone o' 'em all,.:'"., '���"   ....  . So. we'll all sh^ut hallelula In.the morn-  JAiln'l'y'AA.: ' ."��� "���;"���.'-���   < '���.���;  ..,.:���.���     ���Atlanta Constltutloa  "A WIDOW lirCOOXIZED HE."  a brush for fifteen days at ?2 a day. I  bad tramped on for about thirty miles  when a farmer who had had an old  watch stolen from his vest hanging on  a tree in a field had mc arrested as the  thief. I was rushed to tho nearest village, asked a few questions by a justice of the peace and sent to the county  jail for ninety days. In Jii 11 I was  searched mid th? l?;:o found on me.  This wns grounds for 'suspicion,' and I  was immediately haled before another  justice, who tacked sixty days on to  the original sentence and held my cash  to awitit a claimnnt I took a week to  think things over and then got word to  a village lawyer, and when wc had  consulted together tlie fun began.  "Our first move was to begin a suit  for damages against the fnrmer who  had charged me with theft, and wo had  hinr badly scared within twenty-four  hours. Then wc weut for the constable for arresting me without a warrant.  We followed this with charges against  tlie justice, who had refused me counsel, and move No. 4 was against the  sheriff for not supplying his prisoners  with provisions demanded by law. One  of tbe turnkeys of the jail had slammed  me around because I had refused to  saw wood, anil wc gave him a suit for  assault and battery. A writ pf habeas  corpus tool; mc out of Jail, and tho excitement in that county beat all tho  circuses for twenty years. If the lawyer hadn't been takon witb typhoid fever aud died, we might have eventually  upset the whole state government, and  I would have been sure of a place in a  dime museum for life. But hla death  called a halt. After the funeral I was  waited upon by a committee, and tho  result was that I took a night train out  ;of town nnd novcr stopped for 200  miles. I took with mo ?230 in cash  and,the best wishes of a thriving community, nnd I supposo those suits have  been dropped from tho docket ere this.  As I snid, I am no kicker, but it's woll  to let people know tbat oven ti tramp  has rights in law."  "And:did you uso your money to  make a new start iu life?" was asked  as the story seemed to be ended.  "In a way I did," smiled the C. O. D.  man, "but It only brought me frr-nh  trouble. I struck a town I rather fancied, and I bought mo some clothes, engaged a front room at the Inn nud settled down to take a few baths at the  mineral springs for my rheumatism. I  hadn't put in over three dnys when tho  story got around that I wns a multimillionaire taking a quiet lay off, and  individuals and committees began to  call. The subscriptions I was asked to  put down for churches, mill dams, railroads, schoolhouscs, asylums and so  on footed up tens of thousands. I could  have stood theso off, bpt the band camo  ,to_serenn<lc_mo_ovcry_nlght,_soei(tl_par-_  ties were given In my honor, and a  widow with a good deal of push to her  recognized mc ns her long looked for  affinity at first sight. She was a firm  believer in the theory that matches are  made in heavem and she figured It out  to a dot that the angels had killed off  her husband and brought me around  through the swamps and underbrush  that I might take Ills place. I never  was any good nt arguing against a  widow, and so I solved the matter by  taking a skip. It was a mysterious  disappearance on my part and I heard  afterward -tliat they dragged the river  nnd hunted through the .swamps for  my ,body and that the widow put on  rubber bools and was foremost In the  search.  "I had a few dollars of the monoy  left and I was nol happy. Haw turnips don't taste good to a man who is  financially able to buy roast beef and  fried chiekon, and it didn't seem to bo  quito tho fair thing by othor dilapidated gentlemen. While in this state  of mind I struck a village whicli had  six mtidholos on Its half mile of main  street There were wagons stuck In  threo.of these holes as I jogged into  town, and tiie others were occupied by  stray hogs. I nsked for the pres'dont  of, the village, who was a grocer, and  vvhen I reached bis store I nsked:  "'How long have you lived In this  town ?'.,.,  " 'l"orty-five years,' ho replied.  " 'now old arc those six mudholes out  there?'  " 'Well, I used to paddle around In  'em forty years ago.'  " 'And hasn't the town ever made any  move to fill 'em up?'  " 'It never has;' No, them six mud-  boles have grown up witb us nnd  shared our joys and our sorrows, and I  suppose they will,continue on for another half century.'  " 'But they must be a blf nuisance,*  snys I.  " 'They surely are.'  " 'How much would lt cost to fill  them up with gravel?'  " Must exactly 514. I've figured lt out  a thousand times.'  " 'And won't the town voto the mon'  cy?'  " 'Never In this world.'  " 'Would It object to my doing It?'  " 'I don't think to; but what's your  object?'  " Must to get rid of tbem. Here's tbo  money, and I'm going to bang around  and see the work done.'  "We!!, It wns done," said the C. O. D.  man, "but I got into trouble over it  When those holes had been filled up  theie wns no longer any place for tbo  stray hogs to wallow In, nnd that made  all the hog owners mad. There was no  longer any'exeitement over teams getting stuck, and that hurt thc feelings  of others. A third party'couldn't understand' why a tramp should tnke It  upon himself to do such a piece of  work, and it was finally decided that  I was cither a lunatic or a suspicious  character. Thoy run mo Into the engine house, nnd two doctors and a committee of citizens took mo in band.  The doctors probed for evidences of  lunacy, and when they had finished  they differed in their reports. One of  them reported:  " 'He talks ns sune as any man I ever  heard, and It may simply bo n caso of  hereditary aversion to mudholes.*  "The report of the other was:  " 'I don't liko his talk. He uses moro  or less Latin, and when nsked what  lunatic asylum ho escaped from a cunning expression caiso to bis eyes. Ho  may not be dangerous, but ItVould be  as well to keep an eye on him.'  "The committee of townsmen fired  questions at me for throe straight  hours," said the dilapidated, "and it  ended by their solemnly shaking their  heads and declaring that a tramp who  had $14 to pay for filling up six mudholes in a strange town must bo planning the murder of at least a dozen  citizens. I was shoved into the lockup  over night, and next morning a constable led mo forth by tho arm and saw  mo a mile or so on my way toward tho  next town. As wo walked up tho  streot I saw that nil the gravel had  been thrown out of those mudholes  during the night and that tho glad  hogs had returned to their wallows.  There are some things in this world  you can't heat, and ono of 'em ls a  pastoral villago with hogs and mudholes picturesquely scattered about."  M. QUAD.  HONEST AT!::, U. S. M  THE  RURAL MAIL  USUAL TALE  .'APR1ER    HPAFU'  )"   WOES. ���  An III Tempered. Wlte���AdrlNCM. n  .MIllKltllHr of CntiH nnd l,��ve I'or  Her��� Hoiv the Dispute; of Willow  Skinner'H Itlvill Suitor*  Ended.  . [Copyright. 1J02. by C- B. Lewis.)  HEN I got along to Uncle  Zeb Scott's on my route Ihe  other day. he was at lho  t. gate and looking so clown-  hearted that I asked hlui If any of the  family were ill.  "It's  vvr.ss thnn that.  Abe. a  he;.p  wips," hoMjleumiy renl!cd.-/'Vi"li know  I was married about six months ng:)."  "Yos."  ."Sixty years old and went ami married a gal of twenty-two: _"nll:s said I  was an old fool, but I wont right ahead.  They told aie lhat the gal had a b.td  liyupcr, but I didn't mind it. I thought  I could baby her up if she ;..nt mad."  "Aud lias anything happened. Uncle  Zeb?-'  "Heaps of things. Alio, and I want  your advice.   I've tried love nml kindness iiml nil that, but it don't do no '  go:d.   Only an hour ago my wife Hung  a stick of wood at my head.' She's a  regular wildcat. A lie. She flies mad j nnd asked me, and there have bin days  about the least little thing, and it's no ! at a time when he wouldn't speak to  use for me to say a word.   If I started j me.    I'm a determined' woman, Abe,  and I never would give In tbat the  whale swallowed Jonah."  "But why not?"  "I dunno. but I jost wouldn't.','  "But I'd'do lt If I were you."  there looking at each other without  speaking a word for a full hour. I  drove on. thinking of various things  connected nnd disconnected vvith tbe  postal laws, and had just turned Into  the Two Mile road when I overtook  Ben Thompson's wife and offered her  a lift. I saw that she had been weeping, but I asked no questions, and she  presently said:  "Abo. I've left ray old man."  "Shoo!" says I.  "Yos. I've left lilm at last and I'm  going lo stop with my sister Polly for  a fow days."  "What's tho matter this time?"  "Same thing. Abe���same thing that's  been the matter for twenty long years.  I've stood It and stood lt but my patience is gone at last. I don't believe  nny other woman on earth would hnvo  stood It hnlf as long as I have."  "But what burden have you been  called upou to bear?" I asks, not having ever heard of nny trouble between  them.  "Jonah and the whalo, Abe���Jonah  nnd the whale," sbe solemnly replies.  "The day we was married Ben asked  me If I believed the whale swallowed  Jonah. I told lilm I didn't He said  be did nnd that I ought to believe with  hlni. He's kept It up ever since. He's  got up In the morning and asked me,  and lie's como in at noon and night  to jaw back, she'd set tbe house ntlrc  Lord, bat what an old fool I was!"  "And what do you want my advice  about?" I asked.  "She's got one of her tantrums on  now. und I beliovo I ought to go in  and box her ears, same as if she was a  sulky child. I've heard that some  wives jest ached to bo bossed and vvas  all the better I'or being cuffed nronnd.  What do you think about it?"  "You might try it for a change."  "I believe I'll do It. I believe the  best way is to mingle love nnd cuffs  tagetber.   Yes. I'll go In and toll her  yot After the Military Fnetilon.  "The   sentry   wns   relieved  of   his  watch."���Chicago Tribune.  Annlynls.  She���After all, what is the difference  between Illusion aad delusion?  He���Illusion is the lovely fancies we  have about ourselves; delusion is the  foolish fancies other people have nbout  themselves.���Life.  Vehicle of tlio Future.  "I hear tbat Gazzam is thinking of  buying a horseless carriage," said Manhattan. =��� = =���=   "Indeed?" queried tbe Brooklynlte.  "And what have they named the  baby?"���Judge.  Only One More.  "Daddy found a snake In his slipper."  "All right. Let lilm tumble it in bis  boots, 'long with the rest of 'em!"���Atlanta Constitution.  Look Ont.  There's a noisy clrngon coming,  so, my  dearie, hnvo a care!  The fnle of other boys and f;Irls lt may bo  yours to slinre.  A goggled eyed fanatic, with a thirst for  blood nnd power,  Is   r.iglng   down   tho   highway,   seeking  whom he may devour.  So lose no time, my dearie, for beyond all  shade of doubt  Tho auto man will get you If  you  don't  watch  out)  Nm tyrant ever sat a throno so witless or  so cruel.  Oh, woe to llttlo boys and girls who sniff  too close his fuel!  No shame sits on that brazen brow, no  law shall say him nay:  His pleasure ls thc only god that moves  him, night or day,  So lose no time, my dearie, and take heed  ���the warning shout;  The auto man will get you If  you  don't  watch  out)  -TAte.  HE MADE 1'OH THE DAHN.  she's got to walk chalk or take a cufC-  In',' and you might bang around a few  minits and sec how it turns out."  1 walled, hut not for long. Dncle  Zeb hadn't been in the house five minutes before I beard screeching, and  next minute he banged the door open  and Jumped out and mado for the  barn. His young wife, having tho  l.riior.i In ber baud, was close after  him. and from the sounds of thumps  and whacks I think she overhauled  him In the barn and let him know tba:  slic was still boss of tho roost Two  miles further on. at White's Corners. I  found Jim Blackburn. While's hired  111 in. and the old man Wilkins, jawing  away nt a lively rate. Both of 'em  wanted lo toll me all nbout it as soon  as I came up. It was a case of, jealousy Moth of 'em were paying atten-  limi to nie Widow Skinner, and sho  l.adn't decided which she would marry.  "Jest think." yells Jim as ho kicks  the frozen mud about���"jest think of  nn o!(l codger who's bad three wives  and lias one loot in the grave wan tin'  lo marry ag'ia!"  "And think of the Impudence of the  likes of him dnrlu" to look at tlie Wid.  der Skinner:" bowls tho old man as ho  dances around.  "Why, he's got 'leven children!"  "And  he couldn't buy shoes for a  wife!"  "Co home and tnke catnip tea!"  "And you go to grass!"  By aud by. wlien they had calmed  down a little, I suggested thnt the widow  wns  tho one  to  decide  between  them and that thoy had bettor walk  along to her houso in company and  have lt over with.  "I'll go. of course." says Jim, "but I  -knovv-she'd-never marry-no old crow-  bait like blm."  "And she'll set the dog on you!" replied the old mnn Wilkins as be pulled  off bis coat for about the twentieth  time.  Tbey didn't have to take a wnlk. As  they were Btlll juvvlng each other the  widow come driving along in her one  horse wngon, nnd it was agreed that I  should state the case for both.  "Widow Skinner," snys 1 as 1 met  ber a few rods away, "here's two men  ns Is ready to die for love of you."  "How beautiful!" laughs the widow.  "Kncli loves you with all bis soul, and  If yon marry one the other will look  for 11 mud puddle deep enough to  drown himself."  "It's really romantic!" sho laughs  ngaln.  "But what you going to do about It?  Tears to me you ought to settle It one  way or tho other."  "So I will," she snys, and she beckon'-  'em both forwnrd nnd smilingly toi  'cm she'd been married to Joe Whoelc  two weeks and was Just letting 01  the news.   Then she hid us good dr  and drove nway to look over her shoe  der nnd laugh, nnd after a long Unfile old man Wilkins leans against tl  fence and snys:  "Wual, by thunder'"  Then Jim Blackburn gets a brace foi  his wobbling knees and whispers:  "Who'll 'a' thunk it?" '   <  And I beard later on that tliey stood  'Do you believe that Jonah was  swallowed?"  "Can't sny, but I wouldn't dispute  about lt and break up my borne. I'd  go right back and cave in."  "It would never do, Abe," she says,  with a decided shake of her head.  "But why? If you give In, he'd say  no more about It."  "That's the trouble, Abe���that's where  the whole thing lies. If I gave up  about Jonah, Ben would lnugb and cackle for about half an hour, nad then  he'd come nt me with the children of  Israel crossing the Red sea and with  Daniel in the lions' den, nnd I'd never  have another minute's peace. I might  as well go now on Jonah's account as  to wait and go on Daniel's. This is the  bouso nnd there's my sister, nud I  know she'll sny I've done right Goodby, Abe!"  "And shall I sny anything to Ben If  I meet him?" I asks.  "No���yes; you might say tbnt I'm  willing to admit that Jonah was thrown  overboard nnd that a whale made a  grab for lilm; but as for anything  more, I'll stick out If I die for It, and  he enn r;et somebody else to make bis  soft soap this spring!"       M. QUAD.  Not   Gnlltr.  "Is your husband n bibliomnniac?"  asked Mrs. Oldcnstle ns she was being  permitted to view the treasures in the  library of the new neighbors.  "Mercy sakes. no!" replied JIrs. Pack-  cnbam. "He never bibblos n- bit. Ob,  of course I don't sny that ho wouldn't  take a little at his meals if the rest  was doln' it, but that's as far ns he  ever goes ln them kind of things."���  Chicago Record-Herald.  8ympnthy.  Dudely ��� I'm really  hardly myself Btnce  my valet left me.  Miss Cutting-Yes; I  should think you'd  feel lost without a  man In the house.���  Chicago News.  Gaining*     Experience.  "no lias been  engaged to  four different  girls."  "Yes; he holds  that practice  makes perfect"  bu nm.  "Your young  nephew William appears to  think he knows-  muchmorethan  he really does  know."  "Yes; be is a  Bill tbat Is  stuck up. but  not a Bill that  is posted."���  Boston Transcript  In Vaudeville.  "VIch vud you rudder do or ride In a  ottymopeel?" nskod one Dutch comedian of the other.  "Tell me de answer, so I won't know  y_at_y_ou_nre_talkIng_nbout,*_Lrepllcd the _  other.  Then tbey both waited for applause.  ���Ohio State Journal.  A Phlloaoplicr.  Perambulating Pete���I'm hopin' that  some day somebody'!! exclaim, ."You  look Jus' like ray long lost boyl", an*  they'll gimme a regulnr square meal.  Languid Leary���Woll," I'll bet a good  many long lost boys don't look a bit  bctter'n you, Pete.���Puck.  A War of rutting; It.  "How old did you stty she was?"  looking askance ut tbe strougminded  daughter.  "Twenty-two."  "Gracious, but sIio'h young for her  ngel"���Philadelphia North American.  Ont of It.  It cnuscs me grievous illFtrnsa ,  To have tn ptand up und contess  That golf, as ilie s playi d,  I have never i>����ijvii. ^  Though I've tiearil It dlacus-ed moro or  less.  I never developed much seal  /or steering nn ir.itoinulille:  I don't think !!'����� fun  To get smashed In a run  And then slay In tied till I In-al.  At plngpong I never have played  Nor thought of bridge wblst as a trade;  In fact, vvhen I see  What this oar'n holds forme,  I wonder Just why I was iiiikIk.  ���Washington Siar. ^""'������������"i"-nr*jn  THE INDEPENDENT  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Louis LVT. was never better pleased than when seated in front of a  hugo meat pie. 1'ork pie was his  pieference. When imprisoned in tho  temple, his bitterest complaints were  with regard to food that was furnished him.  I Some men are so busy looking for  a position that they havo no timo to  1 work.  Thero never was; and never will bo, a  tinivertial panacea, in ono remedy, for all  ills to which flesh ls heir���tlio vory na-  turo of many curatives being such that  were the goruis ol other and dilTeraalv  seated tllseahos rooted ln tho system of  tho patient���what would relieve ono ill  In turn would aggravate tho other. We  have, however. In Quinino Wino. when ob-  tuinublc in a sound, unadulterated Mute,  a remedy for many and grievous ills Hy  its gradual and judicious use the frailest  systems aro led into convalescence and  strength by tlio influonce which IJulnino  exerts on nature's own restoratives. It  rolievos tho drooping spirits of those  with whom a chronic state of morbid  dosppnclcncy and lack of interest in lifo  Is a disease, and, by tranqunizlng the  nervos dispones to sound and refreshing  sleep���imnarts vigor to tho action of the  blood, which, boing stimulated, course?  throughout tlio veins, strengthening tho  healthy animal functions of tho system,  thereby maMne activity a nocossary rc-  sult.Htrengthening tho framo, and giving  life to the digesiivo organs, which naturally dcinund incroasod substance���result,  improved appetite. Northrop & Lyman,  of Toronto, have given to the public  thoir superior Quinino Wino at the usual  rate, and, gauged by tho opinion of  Bciontists, this wine approaches nearest  perfection of any in tho market. All  druggists sell it.  The Emperor Charles V. was a  most abominable glutton, and was  fond of anything ho could chew and  swallow. He finally died of a surfeit caused by overeating. It is believed by physicians that his appetite was morbid and diseased.  Minard's Liniment Cures LaSripjK.  It is perhaps well to remind that  girl whose patents aro doing all thoy  can to make her hnppy, and who is  dissatisfied, that some day hor happiest moment in lifo is vvhen the  baby is asleep.  THE BRIGHTEST FLOWEUS must  fade, but young lives end&ngerod by severe coughs and colds may be preserved  b.v Dr. Thomas' Eclcctric Oil. Croup,  vvhoouing cough, bronchitis, in shert all  affections of the throat and lungs, are  relieved by this sterling preparation,  which also remedies rheumatic p��lns.  sores, bruises, piles, kidney difficulty, and  is most economic.  MARKET REVIEW.  Topo liked slewed Inniphreys.  Sometimes when visiting he would  lie abed for two or three days at a  time, unless ho heard that there woro  to bo lamphreys for dinner, when he  would rise and mako his uppearanro  at the tablo.  BADY'S   OWN  TABLETS.  Keep    Littic Ones    Well During tho  Hot Weather Months.  The average wifo imagines her husband would have remained a bache-  elor if' ho had not boon fortunate  enough to meet her.  Iu tho game of life the one-armod  man plays a lone hand.  A man never knows whether a woman's hat is on straight or crooked.  The proprietor of a German menagerie keeps cagod together a lion,  a tiger, a wolfo and a lamb, which  he labels "Tho Happy Family."  When asked confidentially how long  theso animals had lived together he  answered:  "Ten years, but the lamb has to  be renewed occasionally."���Philadelphia Times.  Messrs. C. C. Richards & Co.  Dear Sirs,���While in    the    country-  last summer   I was   badly bitten by  mosquitoes���so badly thut I thought  I would he disfigured for a couple of  weeks.   I .was advised  to  try    your  Liniment to allay the irritation, and  . I did so.   Tho effect was moro than  ' I.expected���a    few applications coni-  ' pletoly    curing tho    irritation,  preventing the bites from becoming soro.  MINAUD'S    LINIMENT is    also    a  good article to keep oft tho mosquitoes.  Yours truly,  W. A. OKE.  Harbor Grace, Nfld, Jan. 8, 1898.  At Hocnester, England, the doath  has just taken place of Mr. George  Thomas Crook, formerly inspector of  machinery in tlio Royal Navy. Mr.  Crook, who was seventy-two years  of age, was known in the service as  "tho man who sat on the safety  valve," for his plucky action during  the Egyptian war.of 1882. Ho then,  at the risk of his ovvn life, adopted  tho heroic expedient indicated in order to raiso sufficient steam to lift  ashoro at Suez, by moans of a rickety crane two locomotives which  wero urgently required on the Egyptian Railway. ,,.  If you want to koep your little  ones hearty, iosy and lull oi liio during the hot weather givo them Baby's Ovvn Tablets ��� tho moment they  show signs of being out oi older in  any way.  This medicine cuics all forms of  stomach', and bowel troubles, which  carry oft so many llttlo ones during  tho summer months, and is the best  thing ui tho .world for sleeplessness,  nervousness, irritation when toothing,  etc. lt is just thc medicino for hot  weather troubles; first, because it always does good; and second, because  it can never do any harm���guaranteed free fiom all opiates. Mrs. W.  E. Bassam, Kingston, Ont., says���"I  began using Baby's Own Tablets  when my little girl was about three  months old. At that time sho bad  indigestion badly; she was vomiting  and had diarrhoea constantly and although slio had an apparently ravenous appetite her food did her no  good and she was very 'thin. Nothing helped hor until wo began giving  her Baby's Ovvn Tablets, but after  giving her theso the vomiting and  diarrhoea ceased and sho began to  improve almost at once. I have  since usod the Tablets for other  tioubles and have found them all  that can bo desired���they are the  best medicino I ever used for a  child."  These Tablets are readily taken by  all children, and can be given to the  smallest, weakest infant by crushing  them to a powder. Sold at drug  stores or you can get them post paid  at 25 cents a box by writing direct  to the Dr. Williams Medicino Co.,  Brockville, Cnt., or Schenectady,  N.  Y.  r,-r.MtfS THE SYSTEM  UEAN:��- EFFECTUALLY;  OVERCOMES ^..oati^  N%tualCoNsT  "���"IIL/MU ^   DrnuAiirnTii/  SITUAl  PERMANENTLY.  ELECTRICAL LEAKAGE.  Ono   of   the   Great   Danger*   Which  Threaten Men.  The greatest dangers which threaten  man are generally invisible to the victim, and among these none is more  productive of disastrous consequences  than "electrical leakage," the selfsame  leakage used by tbe natives of all hot  climates to lower tlielr temperatures.  As no organic function can take plnce  except by means of electrical curreuts,  so it can be easily understood that if  these currents leak from our bodies  tbe loss of power must be distinctly  harmful. A common Instance of this  loss of electricity from o.ur bodies consists of whnt we call a nervous shock,  the scientific explanation being that a  sudden egress of electricity takes place  owing to the violent mental impressions Involuntarily forcing a current of  power through channels which had not  been previously open to receive tbem.  "This," remarked a scientist," "ls but  one caso among a thousand of tbe wnys  ln which we uselessly expend our vital  power. The electrical waste of a person is entirely due to bis surroundings  ���tbe scat upon wblcb you sit. the table upon which you write, the floor, the  celling, the fireplace, the rays and colors of light which surround you, all  may b�� Instrumental in absorbing your  electricity, to the great detriment of  your health. Red or yellow light waves  excite electricity within you, blue and  violet waves exhaust It, while green  waves are practically neutral ln their  effect  "The air you breathe places you ln  direct communication with the walls,  windows or hearth of your rooin; If,  owing to tho manner In which they are  constructed, they place you in electrical  communication with the soil on which  your house Is built, an 'earth return' is  formed, and the electricity in man's  condenser���tlie brain���is drawn out of  the body. When one stands in the  vicinity-of a~place~of~eIectricai~exl~nl~~~~  tion oue ought to fnce It, ns the base  of the skull and spine, being the center  of the nervous system, are more sensitive to outside Influences than is the  more covered front of the body. This  Is why one feels so tired when sitting  with one's back to a fire; tho flames  serve as couductors aud extract tho  force from tbe exposed nervous centers."-          An Obliging Yonth.  "Miss Blnk seems to be a very sad  and serious person." snld Miss Cayenne. "Nothing ever seems to make  lier smile."  "That's too bad." answered Willie  Wellington. "I guess I'll propose to  her. That seems to be the best thing  1 can do. It never fails to get a  laugh."  GRAIN AND PRODUCE.  The local market has been quiet  but linn all week, with a very small  business doing. In the fore pait of  the week the feeling was somewhat  stronger. Whilo buyers were scarce  holders were not disposed to reduce  prices in order to sell, and on Wednesday No. 1 hard was worth 7G~c,  1 northern 75c and 2 northern 723 c  spot or July dcliveiy, in store Fort  AVillium. With the easier markets  outside the feeling here Is easier too,  nnd at tho end of tho week prices  were practically tho same as they  were a wcok ago, viz., 1 hard 76"c,  1 northern 7-lJc, nnd 2 northern 72Jc  store Fort William spot, July or  first half August delivciy.  FLOUR���Demand is light and tbe  maiket is unchanged ns follows:  Ogilvie's Hungarian, S2.05 per sack  ol 98 lbs. ; Glonora Patent, S1.90;  Alberta, 51.75: Manitoba, SI.60;  XXXX, Sl.2.1.  MILLFEED ��� Bran is firm and  worth $15 per ton in bulk. Shorts  firm at S17 per ton in bulk, delivered, subject to usual trade discounts.  C ROUND FEED���Wo quoto : Oat  chop, por ton, ��28; barley chop, ��24;  mixed barley and oats, S2G^ chop  screenings, 815.50; oil cake, $80.;  OATS���Tho market for oats is unsettled. Business is quiot and mostly confined to local account. We  quoto: No. 2 whito, 40_c per bifehel.  for carlots on track hero; food  grades, 37 to 38c. At country  points fanners aro getting 31c to 84c  for No. 2 white oats. Street oats  are not offering.  BARLEY���AU offerings are now boing taken for feed at 40c per bushel.  The movement is very light.  SPELTZ���Dealers are doing a little business in speltz for feeding purposes at SOc per bushel of Sortw.  HAY���Demand is fair and the market steady at 57 to $8 per ton for  carlots on track here for fresh baled.  ROLLED OATS���Milling companies report their prices unchanged as  follows : 80rti. sacks. S2.20 ; 401b.  sacks aro worth S2.25; 20s, $2.30;  and 8s, $2.GO with cover. TwoVb.  packages, S3.60 without case. Granulated and standard oatmeal is unchanged at $2.75 per $8Ib..sack.  POULTRY���The market is quiot.  Live chickens bring 70 to 75c per  pair, and turkeys are worth lie per  pound, livo weight.  BUTTER���Creamery���Receipts are  fairly largo and pricos hold steady  at 16"c to 17c per pound for choice  creamery, f.o.b., factory  BUTTER���Dairy���Dealers are offering as high as 13c per pound, commission basis, for choice table butter in boxes or tubs, and irom that  figure the market ranges down to  10c for low grades.  CHEESE���The market is steady  and purchases have been made at  8"c per pound. The range of prices  is from 8_c to 9c por pound delivered here.  EGGS���Receipts are moderate, and  the market holds at 13c per dozen  for choice case eggs delivered in Winnipeg.  DRESSED MEATS���Receipts are  improving, and the market is' oasy.  Wo quote: Beef, city dressed, 7_- to  81c por lb.; veal, 8 to 9c; mutton,  9c; spring lambs, each, $3.50 tov $4  hop,s, per pound, 7} to 8ic.  HIDES���No. 1 city hidos; 6ic: No.  2. 5i<-; No. 3, 4Jc. Kips and calf  the same price as hides; deakins, 25  to 40c; slunks, 10 to 15c; horsehides  SOc to 51,  WOOL���Prices range from 6 to GJc  per pound.  CATTLE���The range cattlo arenovv  in condition, and shipping for expoit  is commencing. There is a good demand for export cattle, and. prices  are high, consequently we may expect to see an active inovemont from  now on. Thoro is also a good demand from local buthers for beef  cattle. Choico export cattle are  worth 4_c per pound oil "cars at  Winnipeg, and butcheis' grades from  3j to 4ic.  A RAILWAY MAN.  EXTRAORDINARY UNPLEASANT  SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY  TROUBLE IN THIS  CASE.  Torluicd by ull Kinds of Pains and  Aches    ho Tries    Everything,  but  ' Fails to Find Rolief Till a Friend  Advises Him to Use Dodd's Kidney  Pills���Tliey Havo Mado a Well Man  ol ium and he is Uralciul.  Oit.ivva, ont., July 28.���I Special.)  ���Frank. Uharirand, a latlvvay man,  whose lioiiiu is 13u Littlo Chaudieio  Street, has ucKmovvlodgod that Dodd's  Kidney Pills have done more for  liim thun unyibing elso in tho world  has ever done, lie says: "1 Milleied  with backache and was always  drowsy and had a veiy heavy leeliug  in my limbs.  "1 had lrequcnt severe headaches  and more times very sharp pains iu  the top of my head, which gave me  much annoyance in my work.  "My lingers would cramp and I  would have an uneasiness in my legs  and occasional pains in the loins.  "1 vvas dizzy in spoils and short of  breath. If I ate a hearty meal I  would have a pain in my left side.  My appetite would sometimes be  very good und sometimes 1 couldn't  eat anything.  lHiud a constant soreness and tenderness over tho spine and tired feeling in the region of my Kidneys.  "I suffered quite a little with a  diagging heavy feeling across the  loins.  "Dodd's Kidney Pills vvere recommended to me by a friend of mine  who had been cuicd, and I began to  use them.  "Almost from the start I began to  fool the ..wonderful improvement,  wliich continued as the treatment  piocecded, till tho unpleasant symptoms had on one entirely disappeared.  "Dodds Kidney Pills have worked  a wonderful cuie in my case and 1  cannot speak too highly of this great  and good remedy."  What   Dodd's    Kidney Pills  done for Mr.   Chartrand tney  done for  thousands  of others,  they'll do tho same-for you if  givo them a chanco.  There nro many railway men in  Canada today who find Dodd's fllid-  ney Pills indispensible. They are the  lailvvay man's surest and best friend.  Tlio constant vibration on trains  and engines is very hard on the kidneys, and Dodd's Kidney Pills make  theso organs well and able to resist  disease.  Iii Floor Baying  It's an old saying that It's easy to  give advice, but good advice-carefully  followed has brought otherwise unattainable satisfaction to thousands.  Try this and see if it don't bring  It to you: Use OGILVIE'S HUNGARIAN FLOUR and secure all  that's good in thc best No. 1 hard  wheat, and baking days that are as  devoid of failures as the changing  fiom night to day.  I1V HOYAL WAIMANT  Millers to H.R.II. tho Prlnco of Wolos  ItH^-aatHifte'- -/JhJ- c6 tvfLt /��hll  G*ts 'Vtuui^i^a, jTUbny/v&as -CayuU and/  7$f^nMlf7i'C/e4  The man who borrows money borrows trouble. The man vvho lends  money doesn't need to borrow  trouble. Ho has a good supply with  him.  - Monkey Brand Soap makes copper like  gold, tin like silver, erockoiy like marble, and windows like crystal. 11  If some knockers were able to make  monoy as easily as thoy make trouble  their wealth would soon become burdensome.  There is a paper published at Sing  Sing prison called " The Star of  Hope," but no one1 has ever been  known'to apply for a permanent position on tho staff. -  Minard's Liniment is best Hair Restorer.  READING POLLY'S PALM.  ,��,��   KV     '<        *>     CAL.     rf>       *   H.\.   X  '   'r0>? SflLE BV Atl QRU66ISTS PRICE 30c.P~R BQrTlJ.  BUY THE GENUINE-MAN'F'D"BY.  ,@lf9RNIAflG  it  Finny to Find Oat. ,    ,  ,. "Flew absurd it Is to say thnt-a tnnn  doesn't know on which side Liis bread  Is buttered when It's so easy to And  out."  3 "IIOWV"        .  "Drop it.   Any one ought to know'  that It will fall butter side dowu."  "' , Vasnc I'lraiantrr.  '' Collector���Can't you give me any encouragement at all about this old account?  Mr. Go-Easy���Why, yes, of course. I  will pay you as soon as I pay anybody.  . -. / A  I never learned chelronmomy  Nor chelrognomy's loro.  But over one wee. dimpled hand  1 clearly love lo pore.  1 touch the dainty finger tips  And tlml a wondrous charm  In tracing hidden happenings  Whilo leading Polly's palm.  -Icore not~what~the line of life   And line of bead Impart;  My anxious mind Is centered on  The wavering line of heart  I travel up llie sacred mounts  In search of boiling harm  And study feigns and character!  While reading Polly's palm.  Jupiter's elevation showi  A tyrannizing trend:  Apollo's hillock signifies  A bride that may unbend;  Mars' mount denotes resistance  To my encroaching arm;  Alas, my fortunes rise and fall  While reading Polly's palm.  Venus Implies some vanity,  A dear desire to shine,  And Saturn shows u disbelief  in ardent vows of mine.  Cross IIiiim, which fouiell obstacle^  Fill nie with v.igue nlurin;  My splilts slnli to zero mirk  Willie leading Polly's palm.  A mystic triangle portends  A serious setback;  A grille formation Indicates  She'll keep mo on tbe ruck.  But one sweet sign emboldens me  And lenders healing balm;  The circle promises success  In vv Inning Polly's palm.  Everybody likes and respects self-  made men. It is a groat deal bettor  to be made in that way than not to  be made at all.  There are a great many, real miseries in life that wo cannot help smiling at, but they are smiles thut make  wrinkles and not dimples.  Somo persons havo peiiodical attacks  of Canadian cholera, dysontery or diarrhea, and havo to uso great precautions  to avoid the di.scase. uhango of water,  cooking and eieen fruit is suro to bring  on the attacks. To such persons vve  would recommend Dr. J. D. Kollogg's  Dysentery Cordial as being the best medicine in tho market for all summer complaints. Jf a few drops are taken In water when tho symptoms are noticed no  fmthor trouble will bo experienced.  When a strong brain is weighed  with a true heart, it seems like balancing a bubble against a wedge of  gold.  Don't let your heait grow cold,  and you may curry cheerfulness and  love with you into tho teens ol your  second century, if you can lust so  long.  THE BEST PILLS.���Mr. Wm. Vandor-  voort. Svdney Crossing, Ont., writes :  "We have" been using Parmeleo's Pills,  and find them by far tl.o best pills wo  evor used. For Delicate and Debilitated  Constitutions these pills act like a  chaim. Taken in small doses, the olTcct  is both a tonic and stimulant, mildly cv-  citing the secretions cf the body, giving  tono and vigor. '  Sin has many tools, but a Iio is a  handle which fits them all.  Put not your trust in   money,  put-your-money-in-trust; =   but  Will clear your  house of flies  With  most men    life is liko backgammon���half skill and half luck.  ���,SMii��niiii>MsMw^��M^l^j^c-;piyy3{[]  PolntT  You pay your money, and wo ifiTO you  tho nioeit, nrecteit cigar made���  LUCINA.  Bny ono.  Ton will ��tny with thorn.  MAHtmOTUaSD  BT  GEO. F. BRYAN & CO WINNIPEG  BfflPERIAL K3&PLE SYRUP  Tlio quality stimrinrd from  Ocean  to  Ocean.   Your monoy buck if not satisfactory, -  ROSE & LAVX.AMHXK, Agt��., MONTREAL.  BAICYON BOT SPRINGS, B. C.  Faith  always  implies  tho disbelief  of a lesser fact in favor of a greater.  Minard's Liniment is the best.   .  A person is always startled when  he hears himsolf called old for the  first timo.  Tho scientific study of man is the  most difficult of all branches of  knowledge.  Innovation Promised.  "I nin n little weary of thoso conventional stage villains," said the habitual  theatergoer. ' '���  ���  "So am I," answered tbo actor earnestly. "The next time I play the part  of a villain I shall mnke a radical departure. I shall not smoke a cigarette."  ���Washington Star.  Controversy equalizes fools and  vviso men in the same way���and the  fools know it.  You may set it down as a truth  which admits of few exceptions that  those who nsk your opinion really  want your praise.  A wooden leg is an amendment to  the constitution.  Breathing Disease.  Infectious diseases are breathed  Into the system from those affected  with disease or from bad smells; yet  how many women breathe dally the  offensive steam from common soaps  made from rancid fats, and keep their  hands for hours In such solutions,  and the clothing from such soap suds  Is worn next tho tender skin. No  wonder disease and eczema are  prevalent I Users of Sunlight Soap  ���Octagon Bai^���know the difference  between that and the pure, healthful smell from the vegetable .oils  and pure edible fats In Sunlight  Soap. 203  Fever and Ague and Bilious lloroiiRC-  n-ents nie positively cured bv the uso of  I'aiincleu's I'ills. They not only cleanse  the stomach and bowels from all bilious  matter, but tliey open tho excretory vessels, causing them to pour coplouH cfTn-  hlons fiom the blood into the bowels, after which tho coriuptcd muss is thrown  out by thc natuial passage oi tho body.  They aro used ��s a general family medicine with tlio best results.  Without question the best and  most effective springs in Canada for  ihe cure of rheumatism, kidney or  liver troubles. Tho medicinal qualities of the water are unequalled.  Splendid hotel accommodation ; fine  Ashing and hunting. An ideal spot  for the Invalid.  Il  1 i  On the programme of human events  women arc the consolation race.  Somo peoplo aio bom poor, some  achieve poverty, nnd some thiust  poverty on  other peoplo.  Minard's Liniment for Rheumatism.  Rainbows nover surrender, but always go down with their colors flying.   .  A,billboard may help to swell the  actor's head, but a board bill is  quite another story.  Travellers change their guineas, not  their characters. ''    "  f ENGINES AND BOILERS,  MACHINE SHOP OUTFITS,  BOILER SHOP EQUIPMENTS,  PLANING MILL MACHINERY,  SAW, SHINGLE AND LATH MILLS  STEAM LAUNDRY MACHINERY,  I MINING MACHINERY,  WRITE  The A. R. WILLIAMS MACHINERY  CO., LIMITED,  Toronto,   Ont.,   Canada.  W. X. U. No. ��87  Tlmt man who says ho never makes  a mistake probably doesn't know ono  when he sees it.  A man mny be able to fool himsolf  as to his importance, but it is difficult to fool his neighbors. THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6,  1902  IfX  i'  SEATTLE NOTES.  SILKS AMD DRESS GOODS.  colors cardinal,  navy,  new  blue  and  coral,  i  $1.23,  PF.AU  DIS CHENi  Cue yard. ,-,  BLACK PEAU DE SOIE, P.ONN'ET'S  MAKE;   Prices  $1,  SI.HO,   Sl.To.  ���$!���,   $2.23. ci  liLAOlv TA'FF ETAS���two leaders, one at 75c, the other at Si yard.  Now Tweed Effects; colors, brown, cadet, green and garnet: 16-  inch widths; SI yard. "  /.UlELlNE CLOTHS;    30 inches wide; in browns and blue greys  ���extra flue ifinlsh. $-' yard.  ~��     vv ��    ���rmBL.i xii >"��"_��>" h  <t^j  (Successor to Scoll ���� Kennedy)       ,; 'L  303 Hastings Street,       Vancouver, B. C.  Ladies and Gentlemen will  ..find our stock complete.  We want your business.  Give us a call.  the nimw. shoe co.,ld  301 Hastings St.  HEWS OFTHE LABOIlWOiiLD  'BJtlTISH AND FOREIGN. ���".-,���'���  , - The Friendly Society of. Irontounders  Uias decided by a majority, of���: two to  ���one'to .levy'.Its .members Is.1 per year  ifor parliamentary representation. This  ���'will provide ! an Income: of between  ,.;t900 and  ��1.000  per annum.   :      ,o.  The new society for the preservation  ��if the Irish peasantry, ofwhich James  IMeCami, Oil. P., is president, are making arrangements for starting a- boat  ���ibuilding industry at 'Nayan in coiiii.'c-  .lion vvith the 'Meath..,-.'canalization  scheme.' <>������       .... .,"..  The Glasgow Barbers' union has dis-  . 'ottssed a demand'uiiulo by its. employees, 'for; a. minimum weekly .wage of  .35s. to ladies' hands and 30s. for gehtle-  mien's hands, together with a week of  '���;. CO hours in tiie city and 05 in the sub-  ,'urbs. The employers appear to be dis-  iposed to make some concessions..-���'���������;������������  The report of. the,Amalgamated .Society of Carpenters aiid. Joiners states.  7,ithat twoncvy/branches have'beeii "opeh-  V *d���namely,'.Balsali; Heath;, (Birming-  :  -Iham) and:Philadelphia,:Pa.   The niem-  '.; ���Jbei'ship  of .the  society  is, now ;_GS,uGii,  -with S32 branches, and an effort Is be-  Jiigliiu'ide .to close the year.with 70,000  ". anembers.    ..-,���'.'���.    '"'    ,.:..,:���; ",:���./.' ..;..,  :' The   Aberdale'   Trades   'and    Labor.  council johave    arranged    to ' organize  . .'anee'tlngsl-in the'various districts, to he  .-addressed by!'Keir. Hardie,;Mi P.,,'du'r-  ..dugjthis' mon tli,'vvith a view, to. forming  ., ,u group of labor, members On the: Jlev-  . ;i'i.hyr" -Board: ot;Guardians. ^This.couiv-  V.cil  has  also - resolved -16 -place'on' the  ,<igenda of.the annualconference of  .-���trades', 'councils.7" motions ''-.- protesting  ��� '.'��� against female, labor on pit heads.'arid  .'.against the; corn: tax. ;,..,,���':'. i:'iA.X'y, -,-���;  After, lasting, 15- months, ..-the ���strike, of  -joiners' at Bradford,; which at, first af  vtfected. '."op,'.men'and,, until recently, 20(1  ;.-jneii; is now, ended. The trouble arose  ...at the time,of' the builders' strike.' The  .-���������master'-'joiners''gave-'notice of a rediic-  ���itlpn _6f Id. per, .hoiir and,. although this  !"-*vyas reduced! to l-2d. per hour, tlie'men  .declined'to accept tlie tennis, with the  ''������effect'.-that '.a long struggle took ��� place,  /the men; being supported'by the Amal-  '������,' Bainated .Society '-. of   \ Carpenters   and  ��� Joiners. ���:  UNITED.STATES..   '..  The  organized   bootblacks   of    New  ri'ork number S00.' V,7;7,  The ba'kers will hold a national eon-  -ventipn  in Buffalo  in  October.    .  V     The recently formed agricultural hn-  ���plement trust'will dispensewith    the  .services of 10,000 employees.  The number of anthracite miners on  -^strike. In' the anthracite regions at the  -close of last week is officially estinuit-  li-  ���������������5X5>��������^  1 Tbe Salt  iof;'LJfe;;v:-viv^  ia business.   We want moro ol  it.   "We'll get it if an out and out  bargain will fetch it.  ���"'���;'     How is This  A twoTquart  Hot Water Bottle  or' -        .   "���,  Fountain Syringe  ���,:���.;: 75c-w;;���;;���'::������''  The McDowell, Atkins,  Watson Co., Ltd. Liability |  UP-TO-DATC DRUGGISTS. ��  ed at179,000.! Belief Is being provided  for nearly a.million persons.  The Boston- bookbinders have Won  their strike after a contest of three and  one-half weeks.  The Blatz Brewing company of Philadelphia has been: unionized after a  ten years' tight.   . ,; ��� > ���  About every, national organization  which will hold a convention in 1904  will  meet at St. Louis.  Four hundred telegraph operators on  the Northern Pacific got, an increase  of wages  on 'September 1st.  .', Oakland carpenters report business  as;a little.dull,, owing to the inability  of the planing millsto turn outwork  fast'enough.  Xi... ���'"! :��  Al: very ���,. successful ' co-operative  plumbing shop Is running in-Dayton,  O. Fifty men are employed, and: the  business is  increasig. ���   V  - '������       ,, ' :'��  In, the past two years the., Iron  Moulders'7 Union has increased its  membership by 22,107 "members "and "a.  net gaiiiof 127 locals.".-;"-  The president of : the -,;Journeymen  Barbers' International; Union, has: decided that under: the present constitu?  1 ton. no, woman can become.';a member  of.,that,union.;;"'"���"-' '���'���[ ',.- '��������� '?-������'���-'..���.. A.X.  " Two hundred freight handlers employed at the Erie railroad freight  house, Chicago!..went on a-sympathe  tic:strike last week, because five men  were discharged.; .:,..;  'Secretary'' Albert Hlbbert of the  United iTextile .^Workers of ...America,  has'issued a call for the annual meeting of that organization, at ."Washington, D. C, on October 21."   '  :The, Brotherhood or" Bookbinders : is  discussing the! project of establishing  a;hdme'for sick anddisabled niembers,  along the same lines as .the Printers'  Home; at  Colorado Springs.       V.  About three-hundred of the strikers  Who quit work In the silk mills of  Jersey City in sympathy with the Patterson strikers,  returned  to . work.     :  'The Merchants'. Coal, company, of  Tunnelton, W. Va.,!> has signed the  scale and granted;the miners!all they  asked tor.        A ������ "-.;���  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  ,-.,-,-.��� . FAVOBS SOCIALISM...,,  Tb'tlie'.KdltorofTukInuependient.-';'������'' ,"; . .  'Sir,���Atthelas't meeting; of the Phoenix Trades and Labor council, the following resolution, 'endorsing-socialism  was passed nemcom.: "That,whereas,  in view of the hostility to the interests  of-the-vvorkersr^exhiblted^by-^the^old  parties of Canada!; and particularly by  the liberal party now in power, as instanced by the non-enforeement of the  alien labor law during the Rossland  strike, and in various other ways: be  It Ttesolved���That we, the Trades and  Labor Council of Phoenix, B. C, In  meeting assembled, do hereby endorse  tha platform and principles of the ! v  terni'itlonnl. socialist party in their en  tirety, and call upon all working mnn  and women to work for the abolition  of the wage system, and to "vote for tho  candidates of the socialist party." The  folly of petitioning hostile governments  to enforce labor legislation, nnd of paying 'so-called labor representatives io  lobby in the Interests of the working  class, vvas also severely commented  upon. I am, sir, yours for justice,  W. H. BAMBURY, Sec. Phoenix Trades  and Labor Council. ':.*"'"  Phoenix, B.C., Aug. 29, 1902. ::  MAIKB 'A MOTION AT THE NEXT  MEETING OF TOUR UNION TO INSTRUCT THE SECRITART TO COMMUNICATE THE NEWS CONCERNING TOUR CRAFT TO THE INDEPENDENT.7,   ...  Now that the Elks' carnival is ended a sigh of relief Is heaved by many  business men ill Seattle, who claim  their business sutferod from it.  The Elks uf Everett, Wash., took  the palm in Seattle. They had more  men in line during the parade, had the  only Elks' bund In uniform, had the  nicest suits, best looking men, and in  fact, tlie "crowd in the street hollered  and  yulled  for Everett.      ,  The Independent ot August 23  reached Seattle August .10. That Is the  reason you rend in all steamship and  railroad time-tables, "Fast, speedy  time is the motto on our line.",- If this  was not printed, you would not think  of receiving a paper from Vancouvor,  B. C ln less than a month. Ox teams  would make better time. ,, ...  Tlie Cascade'7 Luundry runs day and  night  In  Seattle.  The Elks' "organized labor" paradf  was a'complete, failure, only ' th'e" carpenters turning out. ���  It makes old-timers laugh at Blethen,  editor- ln-chl��ft of the Seattle" Times, to  read, his editorial rant nbout;'Seattle  and what vvas done In early days aud  what Seattle should do now, and giving  advice to her citizens, when Blethen  himself only'managed to get here some,  time lifter the Great Northern railroad  entered Seattle.- ���     ,;    , '  The "thousands'of visitors coming to  our city during the carnival," faile'd  to show up, and that is why [the "grafters" are so worried about, -who-expected to make a rich -clean-up. i  The .Queenan-Tur'net fight at Seattla  last,Week was one of the best ever  witnessed in Seattle. Twenty rounds  were fought, and the decision was a  draw.: Most of the. spectators are  ug'reed that Turner , should have be-;n  awarded the fight.. Turner is a colored  man vvho hails from California. ^Queen-  an is a white man and ,proprietor:of  the "Seattle Banjo"; saloon.  Two or three 0barber shops are open  all night here.  There: is. ii grocery store in. Seattle  whose proprietors bear the name: of  "Glass & Dice." Now, .-.if it were  saloon, flie proprietors' names wouldbe  more in accordance with the business. V  The: Butler hotel has an automobile  to carry, passengers to and from7.'.the.  trains and steamers.?  i The Union Record, -Seattle's' popular  labor paper, has a good circulation.  .Blind, beggars are! much In evidence  here..: v.- ������:���' ''.;'';'���  "   -.-.'.  J.:.G. Ure,, secretary of the -Eaglas,  Vancouver,was a- visitor to the carni-  yal.y'iyyy:.;,I.::;���;��������� .'������(_ -J:.'.:'.... :,y ;.:  ::"Jack" Brown,: the printer or 'machine,  operator, well known In Vancouver,  vyhOjiiietwith! a serious accident'caused by- a. fall soon after his arrival in  Sleattle, is now working .in. the,:P.-I.  office. ''He..-;has put;away crutches and  ambles along with the aid of a cane.!  Seattle is building :niany handsome  blocks.-.;!..7,.'"'.:!',,7 ���:V.:V.'.'.  ,���.''.';,..'  ���The totem pole is one": 6f the- grant  sights of Seattle to the Eastern tourist.  ; Jaiiies Hamilton Lewis "Is much envied, all for the love of hls-$100 Panama hat. ;,But "Dude" Is ,a dude..' -  In Tacoma it is Mount Tacoma. In  Seattle .it Is Mount Rainier. ^Take your"  choice.;  We'll ta'ke Rainier���beer.      ,  The Pollard "Juvenile Opera company  have left Seattle on their;return to  Australia. . They are a ' smart .set of  children, and were popular with theatre  goers of this city. ;  '. ,H. il. Connors, who Was in charge  of the machines ,.-;.in . the.:���;Vancouver  News-Advertiser offlce, has! cliarge of  the eleven machines oh the;P.-I.  '  Paul and Nellie Underwood, Who created such a sensation here by, being  accused of, throwing .their thrce-weeks-  old;baby into Salmon Bay, will, be  'placed on  trial Sept. 22nd. ���  Total admissions during the Elks'  carnival in Seattle were: 132,400. '  ..Seattle has a "Murphy, the Kisser."  iHe^onlysz-'kissed^oneiiWOman^publicly,.  but she called a "copper"-.to her aid  and'Murphy was. sent to jail. 0 ,  ��� Seattle papers did not have much to  say in praise of the Elks' of Everett  when they captured the prizes. Seattle  Is a jealous town and does not fail to  show It. ':'.-  UNION CIGAR FACTORIES.  FoHowilng ls a Jfst of the Union cd-  gar factories In British ColumWa who  use bhe blue laibel:  W. Tietjen, No. 1���Division No. 38,  Vancouver.  Kurtz & Co. No. 2���Division No. 38.  Vancouver. ��  Inland Oigar Manufacturing Company, No. 3���Division No. SS, Kamloops.  B. Wlllberg & Co., No. 4���Division No.  :i8, Nevv Westminster.  T. Wtoxscock, No. 6���Division No. 38,  Vancouver.  Kotowna Shlppere', Union Company,  So. S���Division No. 38, Kelowna.  Wiri^ht Bros, No. 9���Division No. 38,  Jto&dand,  Kootenay Clig'ar Alanuifacturlng Company, No. 10���Division No. ,38, Nelson.  Metro & Johnson, No. 2���Division No.  37, Victoria. .       ,'. 7  . . ;    ,  M. Bantlley,"' No. B���Division No.7 37,  Victoria.  ' .   ', ,.,!''-.  .,.,-  Island Cigajr Factory, S. Norman, No,  6���Division No.-37, Vlotoria,.  Provilnce Oigar Co., No. 7���Dlvdsion  So. 37, Victoria.. 7. "IA' -:";  A. SVilwioter &, Sons, No.^S���Division  No. 37, Ali'ctorJa. . ,  P. Gable, 'No. S���Division'No. 37, Nanalmo. -������:--.-'. !:'���������-'-,��� :-  J. Lery, No. U-^Divciaion No. 37, Victoria. -.-���' :������', ���.'-.'���" ���    ' .   X' 'ix  ai. J. Booth,:7No. 14���iDiytelon No. 37,  Nanaimo.- 'A        J" ���:���  ';..       ' X ;.���.";,   "���  C. G., Bfeilmsen���Division No. 37, Victoria. . .,������,;',;7;..7 .. ���    " "j':'  T.  F.  Gold, Capitol Cigar Factory,  So. 12, Victoria, B. C.   ���:''. ,     .AyX'y, ;���,  Harris & Stuart, No. 5���blvlsioii No.'  3S,  Revelstoke. '    .;      .   ,  J. Martin, No. 7���Division No. 38,  Sandon. ���    ���     ;:  Fhelln & McDonough, No. 12���DIvls  Ion , 38, Nelson.   '  :^i^it^(^^*7K^r^.^^^^)^^*H^^t^^t*;-i^)i^7r;  at a Discount  Is no more a Bargain than a  #65 Cleveland Bicycle at #45.  We have just a limited number ot both Ladles' and Gent's  Models���1901 make���regular $65.00 wheels, which go'while they last  at $16.00.  This is the greatest wheel bargain in years.  Will. KALPii, 126 Hastings St.  !SOLE AGENT  V       .'.   :.'���".     A '" I'll:  I  nt  i  '���.-  X9  Of the Latest Designs Just Arrived.  We'are sorry to ha-i'e kept you waiting for this lot, tout W'e know It wlllpay  you as they are-a. beautiful collection. ��� ���  -���;.���'  , Sole .agents for tho Dawson Beauty Grates.  -,.  An expert Tlle Setter to place Tiles, etc. -.', '"���'.���'- .-������-.��� .   ;  Show room second floor. ��� ; .. ':  Phone'41.  ,122 Cordova Street./Vancouver, B.C.  Phone,10G3..  ���Pay up your subsurlptionto the'-Ih-  depehdent. 'It does not cost you much  and you shpuldi not hesitate about!giving your support readily to a labor,pa-  P��r.     -.' ..-'   ' .���.'.' ���':.'  .':-!-'' ' ���   ���;'..7, ���  Advent Iso. In, The Independent, oflicial  organ of the ���tirades iihlons.'.'-..1-   --....:;������,: 5-  ,C). Ellis, corner Cambie and Cordova streets, is the place you can get  your hair cut in an artistic manner.  Telephone 1���2���5 ��� for a fine livery  turn-out. J." J. Sparrow, Palace livery  stables.: ���������  SNBbER?S��; &81��E STOKE  032   GRANVIT.TiK    STBEBT,  V"i> XJ "Carries a full line of ,' i  UNION:; LABEL SHOE&  The 'Union   Label.' guarantees ..fair  wages aiid good: workmanship.  !VV������','  No, scab:lahor. ; ! ; v XiXyXiXX/  PHONE I230A.  9  Carpenterand Opiinej'ir.  5IG-5I8 Seymour Sti  Between Pender and Dunsmuir Sts.  All kinds of work in'this line, promptly attended to. : !".'::"!:  LIBERAL-CONSERVATIVE  .V";V!^:-:CONVENTIONVv;v^^V-;;:  September   12th   and   13th;   1902,  iyyiy 'v'AT:- RCVEL&TOKE.-":7-V  The' Convention ot the Llheral-Coriscr-  v.itlvo Union of British Columbia will bo  held nt Revelstoke on the 12th and 13th  days of September, commencing.; at 9  o'clocka. ,m.    '-,   o , - -: ."::'.;,-      -  ��� '���';All -Liberal-Conservatives will he'7.welcome.   The right "to vote is confined, to  delegates chosen by Liberal-Conservative  Associations or District Meetings" convened for this  punpose.    One; delegate, for  every twenty members of such- Association- or  District- Meeting.    Proxies   can  only-be used by.members of the Union.  -.J. R. SBY1MOUH,,  Chairman of tho Executive L.C.U. of B.C.  C. J. SOUTH, .  ��� .. Secretary, Vnncouvcr.  Messrs. R. L. Borden, K. CM. P., F.  D. Monk, K. CM. P., B;E Clarke. M.  P., H. A. Powell. K. C., A. C. Bell, M. P.,  and other ipromlnent-speakers,from the  East will be present. :.-' :���'  _ gO-ix;.:,:.  There is certainly a gr3.lt- lmprovenient In the new;boys',clothing  we have just/opened up for.'Fall; and', Winter-wear. We've .only  ; space to- mention a line of BOYS' NORFOLK. iSUITS.V.These; are  distinctly new; and are for'boys from 6 to 12 years old; They are  made of -a yoke anddoose plea-ts���entirely different from the old!Norfolk style.; Wc have also the'Military;: Norfolk ���with; front pockets.  We -want you to see. these. - ;', ,';i:  7,;0.   .      V   !0;;  :;!^V  y:y4mwsjm.^^  10* and 106 Cordova Street.���;!   :     , V     V   ���  '.' ; s     Trunk Store 12? Hastings St., Opb. M/m. Eal")h's^    V  frl��M��fliWt~raf~~Mfl^^  XX]  J  iiil; i-A ,'��� WHOLESALE GEOCERil.    iyyAiAAyAi Ayii  Gprdova and Water Streets,V V-.- ���Vancouver, BV 0:  "-i:. [J^^ ::Headquartefs: forV DbmestiC^  Jjorfeid Cigars aiid Smoking &ciridries.i  .���A'--'S ���.���.'.'.:'.���.'.'���>.':"���'���'.���  ".Xyy 1 -i ������.���.,.-������.;.-��� ������������������:;..- :.���:-.:'��� .-...���.,,.: -.���������.'.-,.��� ;::>���-; ��� .--,������.-::.;::   ���:::���: w ���  t  FOR  SEVERAL ;VREA&��N&;  I liUILDEKS' SUPPLIES,   ��v -  | "WTiUCIOilS' SUPPLIES, X  %AWmWiimimyyx   ...���._, yym,  ;;:Because 7 we .li'aye ^the 7stock to'-;^;;:  :!,':; supply.: you'; the :;hei5t.-;:':'V;!!;-:'7;V>-!77:7^!-;  ;. Because.'our.attenttpn vvili.assuro ,;���������"::  n:"bestservice.'"'���'Ajy'Xiyy.Jyii :.x'iyix-5jt,'_.;;  ���,U;>:;.i^-7,;;-: ���������-.��� .X'-yA-iyA?y-i-yV'i,��--:  ���'Because Tve,;can;.save,,you 'time.,:������*���';  ;-���-; and-money.;;':;'!; V;:'V'"VV;v':7 VV7': ��,"'���' ���"'���'  j^Because one.:order";Is!tf-stepV to-'; <�� C  !.';;; wards a permaiierit customer. '.:; .}W;',;r  "-''�����?!���'  XWX:  ������.',.#���..;;;  ';::i      jXX339'.\l$sti.ng&  WASTING MONEY ON DOGS.  Think of paying $54...��ft for a section  In a Pullman car for the use of seven  Japanese spaniels en route from Chicago to San Francisco.-If one can believe the vvlies that vvas done the'other  day by a wealthy lady woman who  evidently has more money than brains.  The railroad company required her lo  buy a ticket tor each clog, as well ns  the groom that accompnnled them,  and added enough for delicacies to  make the bill an even $600. Such a  ruthless waste of money; Is nothing  short of criminal. Children starving  for the necessities of' life and a little  fresh air In the tenements of all our  large cities. No matter how great is  his or her wealth, no member of so-i  clety has a moral right to waste! money  on dogi- as in this instance, while human beings are In want.  GEO. HAY  mvcr's v Pioneer  , Ol  rator, makes a suit  X Dyeing and Repairing  ���  Vancouver's v Pioneer  , Clothes  KetioviUor, makes a suit new.  216 Cambik St., V*noohveii,  HOTEL NORTH VANCOUVER.  A delightful summer resort;' strictly  first-class nnd up-to-date in every respect.  Terms, $2 per day, $10 per wcok; special  rates for families. Saddle ponies, horses  and rigs always on hand for visiting the  Capllano, well known for its excellent  fishing and shooting. Boats for hire any  time. Band every Sunday afternoon.  -..-..-:������. P. LAHSON. Prop.  essosaeoeoeeoooeoosadeesai ���  |    DELBCIOUS WINE  9     JIADS EXCLUSIVELY FBOM B. C. FBDIT.   , '  FRESH CUT FLOWERS.  UNION-MADE  DOMESTIC CIGARS.  When making a trip around the  Park call on  WEV .Innoi Brockton Point  ��� BPa tllHICS     Lighthouse  ,����(��7>����SS������@Xi)S��SS)S  ��  8S>eer.��:v  !������!::: Up j to' the present there cannot: possibly7 he'VaiiyVbetterVbeei'Trfe''v%V  :;.'. if ;a;ny,';So!r,goodV;-'V:;ft;f:i;rVV:V":-V"';V^:V7V,'!V!':' i'ii: i y.;ii'x'A"Xili'.:iiiA'*yl{i  y" i   "We; employ the highest skill-jn; the'sclence of - brewing.-;'-:!;?; ��� -���:'';-%;  '.���",Nature itself.,cannot.improyeyonV'th'e'Aya  ! grains, vy'e'!use:.in its,manufacture.! !'A:yiAxi'.Ji'ii'J'iiiX'JAAii-XAX-Ji  -������������ ��� pur,processes all,ttiroughfare!thoroughly scleritiflc^V''��� "lAA.y: ':[��� .X:y  A;,: bur, plan tf^-the '..most! modern,,the; most 'scrupulously Vclean;! it "is  : ;possibie'.t9 conceive.'.;; ;!,'.!-" V'-.:V".: VV---.;V'!;VVV-::VV: -i-'AXi y.Ji. ''Ayi'lA  This is"backed;;by' 'a determination' riot'only^to: make ;the Vhest'!':  . there: is in beers,, but, to ikeep on "making -it, all thetinie^-no:''falling!  -. down"., any where.; ,    ���,;'     -'-'v    ���'���.���;���'. ���'-'��������� i:A 'V'!:V:V7':!���;'!-������- : ii'ly-nA.- i  Vancouver Bre^rie^. LttilM  II  Vancouver; B. C.  ���are washed by hand ���when  yoii'-commit them to our care..  ,-We have expert flannel waslr  ,- ers who do nothing but this class  , of work "and   nre   in sympathy  ' with your desire to,, keep   your  flannels beautifully soft and un-  : shrunken. : , > i_ {;.,  ...,.  )    PIONEER' ^i\  Sf earn Lacindry  Phonb 346. 910 - 914 Richards St ...  Downtown Office, No. 4 Aucade.  WMITr  HELP ONLY.  Parcels oalled for and delivered.  Advertise in The Independent  ��� ������������<1>��^������ ����������������  <>  Take No ^Chances  ;-; Tou cannot afford to neglect '  your eyesigJit when you know '  that ")>\coming to us you can get 9-  a .pair of Glasses to suit youru-'  eyesight perfectly. Let Mr. Allan, ^ y,  our doctor of.' optics, ; examine ^ y..  your eyes and give you the glass . y.  i l' you need.   Examination free. : ��� -..',-  DAVBn>&��N.BR��&.,:;  !; The Jciwcler* and optlolans, !-... i y  i i'y 146 Cordova St.*77"';���'-:.-'.;V';., tJ  ap4hay4)*.4t>!99<99.9' ���!��� ��� 9'9 9 <*'���'���

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