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 Legislative Ubr'y Mar. ��|��J  THE ROYAL BANK  .,.,..OF  CANADA.*  . . SAVINGS   BANK . .  ia\ General Banking Buolnssa  ^Ppft_Ylf*Lf___^f _3tf^.  OSTICBS-Hastlngs   Street,   W.,  fimcmlseter Avenue, Vancouver.  II. C. PERMAMT ima  ' SAVINGS CO.  Authorized Capital - $10,000,000'  Subscribed Capital - - l,.Mm,000  Assets Over  - ���  -     300,000  Head Ollice, 321 Cambie Street,  Vancouver, B. C.  VOL. 6.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER G. 1.M2.  NO 11.  I WILL NOT RECOGNIZE THE UNION  ���  f  This Is the Ultimatum Given hy  Director Lefevre.  It is Not a Question of Wages  or Regulations���The News-  AdverJser, Comes "to the  Resciie of the Telephone  Company ��� A Comprehensive Statement by a Committee- of Operators ��� A  Strong Committee Appointed by the Trades Council.  "DR. LEFEVRE. IN  <VIEW ' WITH THE  THUltSD A V     MORN ING,  AN INTER-  PROVINCE  MADE      IT  PLAIN THAT THE  COMPANY    WILL  MOT TREAT    WITH      THE      UNION.  THE COMTANY, HE SAID,' IS WILLING TO TREAT WITH THE FORMER  EMPLOYEES * INDIVIDUALLY,     BUT  "WILL RECOGNIZE    NO  ORGANIZED  BODY."���THE PROVINCE.  Thc cat is out--!)! the" bag at last.  Mr. Kent's  attitudo of antagonism to  tbo union has  been , justified  by. tho  at-  - tltudo of the directoifl and now the public know tho    truo   mwaidncss    ot    tho  ���whole affair.  Notwithstanding that it was promised that tho��� union would bo iccog-  suVcd, the above will clcaily demonstrate that tho boaid of diicclors had  made up their minds to take advantage  of tho confidence thoy had inspired and  mnjto arrangements to this art any " further action* of tho union, llut tho blundering of their manager gu\e their hand  a.way.  '     Will  anyone  blnmo tho  operators   and  Jincmen'for acting promptly?, I  Is it unreasonable to,suppose that the  'two directors just returned wore* In the  cast fori'th'e purpose of'securingmissisC-  .ancc?   *.   .  .'/ i     ,   ,'A'i       .V,!,*7  To lurthor demonstrate *��� the rcnsoii-  .fclcncss of tlio operators' demands, wo  ��juotc a statement made to tho".Woild  0>y a, committee from the. opciatois'  stnlont        ' J "s       , s      ^ i  '   ' (i  "Tho improsslom^has ;got abroad, and  jjias doubtless been fostered' by, , thoso  .rwhosc interest :t is to create a miscon-  ��cption'asl to the truo position of affairs between tho telephone company  aind tho operators, that tho lowest rate  of. wages paid to'- art operator is and  has been S20 a month. This is partially truo, iaiid liko all other half-  stated fncts, most misleading. Befoie a  girl or woman is permitted ' to diaw  this magnificent "emolument, howe\er,.  sho is rcquned to serve WITHOUT'SAL-  JIBV1 a probationary or ap'pienticeship  period of irom six lo nine months, receiving uo salary, but at the same tnno  doing thc lCgular work that competent  operators uie engaged to do, and thcic-  by depriving some self-supporting girls  ��>l their means of livelihood.  /'After thps giving her services for  j^on'ths for nothing, it it pleases the  j^knagoraent, to admit a necessity for  lhe enlargement of the regular staff, a  girl is taken on at $20 a month-somewhat loss" than a firetjClass Chineso  house servant receives, and in return for  ���whieh-au- .���tivc-brain-and_nimblo hanid?  are demanded, with universal .politeness  ,uid unfailing good naturo. under any  and all circulmstunccs. '  "From ?20, which is the wago for tho  ensucmg yeai, tho operator is advanced  by S2.50 in the month, to $22.00, nnd  A knowlcilgo of the long distanco system  or six months' additional general f>cr-  ���vl'co will bilng tho wago up to $25, and  from thoro further advance must bo accidental uiiid In a lucasuro providential,  wilh which elements ln her favor a woman by strict attention to her duties  may hopo in the courso of ten or twenty  years' scrvlco to command  amounting to one-half that of an  skilled laborer.  ���"Tho chances for promotion to anything over $25 aro, howover, few and  far between. Thoro aro undor the tele-  phono -company operating fai Vancouver  first class oporators who have been  working fatthfully and well'. for, yoars-  ln ono caso horo in Vancouver seven  years-at tho $25 rato, and'any 'girl  who accepts service wlth.thiB company  la tho delusion that prompt and easy  promotion to good salary is, in store  tot her will be erudly undeceived in Bub-  ..jMQoent erporienc*,'   *  salary  un*  "Another point has been mado by Mr.  Kent that the operators aro nover docked wages during sickness or other ab-  senco frohu duty from unavoidable  causo. This is simply not tho fact.  Not only doos tho,unfortunate operator  who bc%��mes sick havorto pay the substitute out of her own small earnings,  but sho must also pay tho messenger  boy  who is sent fiom  the csntrnl office  "Still another point'. Mr.' Kent maintains that opeiatora aie not ready to  help one another and that tho expensive  new, switchboard :s thereby lendoicd  useless to a considerable extent. This  is not correct. The operator is always  ready to render fair assistance to -her  neighbor operator. She is not prepared,  howovor, to assume charge of four or  fivo hundred numbers, assuming woik  which sho well knows is beyond hpr capacity, and which sho cannot dlscbaigo  to tho satisfaction of subscribes, in  order to enable tho company to cut out  of employment a suUlc.ont number of  opcratois to handle the sciwcc m the  regular way.  "And this 1s all there is to bo said  In connection, with tho assistance ,ol  fellow operators in their work.  "Mr. Kent and his dircctois say tbat  our request for highci wages is a now  one. This is not coi root. Timo' and  again tho girls have individually appealed to tho management for higher  'wages���living wages, Vnd "havo been told  peiomptorily that theie was the rato of  wages, and if it did not suit, a resignation ^vould bo accepted. Tliere was always plenty moie glils who could be  got to workMor ��� tho small wages. This  hus boon tho invariable i espouse' to ic-  quostsfor living' wages on the1 part of  ind.viduals. The action of tho management itself in this respect has diiven  tiio. operators of tho Vancouver telephone office to union organizatlon^a-iid  [union action in order to secure a. living  wag0'      .   '       '   '!'   ,f;j -f     i   '  ,   "With respect to the assertion that tho  public has been misused in the abrupt  t termination of tho service, without such  .warning as a monthly contract of employment would necossanly demand under ordinaly circumstances: No .one  suggested leaving work ,, .until it was  mado apparent .that the superintendent  was actually engaging otheis to tako  tho places of dissatisfied employees who  had dared to ask fo'r fair treatment, tho  intention being to fill the places quietly  and w nhout waiting iof tho employees  and then cooly discharge them.' Tho unfair action" which precipitated the inconvenience to thc public was therefore not  ,'the opcratois' but the surreptitious ac-'  tion of tho managemenfunfalrly directed against a loyal staff.  ' "As for another andi a minor point!  Wo asked for every fifth Saturday as a  half holiday. This we claim-was not  an exorbitant demanj-,. cspooially when  :t is taken into consideration that the  tolcphono operator works Sundays as  well as week days for hor littlo | wage,  with none of the holidays enjoyed', by  other citizens. It might also' be stated  that while tho i operators were, supposed  to havo every sixth Saturday, it " was  ...   -���'������.-���-.._   ....    -...i'i.    "  It is not <to be supposed'that the business men of the city will tolerate an  inefficient service \oiy long! especially  to satisfy tho pig-hendeduess of men  who still hold tho antiquated Idea that  they will not lccognizo trades un.ons.-  Thcy will soon demand that the city  take ovcr this 30 per cent, dividend  paying proposition. l_vciy man ��� who  stands foi election in tlio foithcoming  municipal contest should be committed  on this score.  Will it bo, a sympathetic strike?  not always'got'in fact, whilo when it  wns-granted 'the-operator nover-knew-it  until tha moment she was liberated from  duty, and could thcrefoie mako no prc-  paiat'ions in anticipation of the clear  afternoon.  The union men of the city have awaited the tame when thc dncctois would  return. They havo in rived and have  dcclaiod thut it ls to be a light .to a  ��msh llut let them not lay tho flattering unction to their souls that they  can win this fight. Let thein not think  that because thoy havo necun'il a few  misguided young women that thin menus  a complete resumption ' of tho scrv ico  Every legitimate and logal means will  bo adopted to show theso mistaken onen  the error of their way. They cannot socuro competent men to keep tholr linos  In repair; and as tho Christmas rush  draws near tho buslnoss mon will utilize tho inadequacy of tho service. Neither do wo think that tho workingmen  and business mon of this city, will ncr-  nilt the young, women to go unprovided  with tho sinows of war. Probably by  tho uoginning of the week appeals will  he sent to the forty odd unions in tho  city, as well as to tho business men  whom these young ladies hav* served so  well in iho'.telephone service.,  Mr. Francis Cai ter-Cotton, truo to his  natural instincts as a consistent lighter  of. trades unions for thc past sixteen  yeais, aud a lengthy editorial m lust  Tuesday morning's Ncvvs-Advcilisei on  tho telephone sti Ike. As u" to account  lor the milk in the coconnut theie also  appealed on the same page a lingo ad-  veitisouicnt of the telephono company  Tho late Uiuigcd for the lal'ur was, no  doubt pietty inn. Now beioie dealing  with nny of the points Mi. Cotton seeks  to make, it would be woll for the pub-  ���Jic to remember that this man has always showed himself m his public capacity to be un avowed enemy of oi-  gani/od labor. In the tiainuicn's, opcratois', fishermen's strikes and in the  piesent Instanco > ho has bucked unions  and between t.mes has smirked and  sought to square hunselj.  "Wliilo wo d0 not pietend to be .n the  confidence of eithoi paity," is tlie manner in which ho staits olf to discuss the  situation.    We ha'o our (loots.  Ho them 'procoed's to take Mr. Kent's  woid ub to what passed-betw con'the union and Mr. Kent. Ho*foigots to take  into considei atlon that letters had previously boon addressed to Mr. Kent by  tho union ,und had been met with . dis-  couileous snubs, llo foi got to ask Mr.  Kent whether ho had ulieady telephoned  to Scattlo for men* 0r - telegraphed to  Toronto for gnls.' He forgot to take  into consideration that men and operators wero being removed'to'other parts  and singulaily that thoy weie taking an'  activo part, .'n Union alTaiis. llo foi got  to learn from Mr. Kent that that gentleman had told, ono of* our loading citizens that ho would nover recognize tho  .union and that it was to bo a fight to  a finish. Ho forgot to'learn from Mr.  Kent that_w;h.ilo .the board of diiectors  promised lecognition of thc union that  gentleman did eveiything ho'could to  show that he did not intend to iccog-  nize It. Mr. . Cotton was probably  aware of all tins���but then he's dcwlish  sly, you know. ,     ', <  Another very cunning; endeavoi to  mlsrcpiescnt loading citi/ons is when  Mr. Cotton tiled to mako it appeal  that the comimittco of business mon  weie responsible for tho proposition that  they tako phargo of thc office tempo! ar-  'ily until tho dircctois returned. '11ns  emanated entirely from Mr.' Kent and  tho union TCj appioached with that  understanding. Kent ortorod to" put up a  guarantee and the only additional conditions in this respect fixed by thc union  wero that Mr. Kent should provide a  bond of 55,000. As thoy laiewtdho man  thoy had to (leal with, they considered  this a wise and safo precaution. Since  Mr. Cotton's article appeared. Mr. Mal-  kin, president of the board of trade,  has publicly stated that this was Mr.  Kent's own pioposition. Yet tho wily  editor has not^madc apology. Oh. no,  tha_ telopjionc. company have job print-  'uig to do yet,  Mr. Kent's say-so that ho could not  dcnl with'tlio slight incicase asked for  has since been contradicted by his own  directors. Ho has mado extravagant  oilers to socuro women to work, ho has  organized a concentration camp ia the  olllco wheie ho furnishes food, wino nnd  rest to dearly-bought employees, fiuUicr,  ndvcrtlsomonts liko thoso in the     News-  page  advertisement   whicli   was   inserted  for a consideration.  No doubt the board of directors of  the telephone company will jump on  Manager Kent's nock when they rcali/o  what a mess lie has mado of this affair.  Theio 's piobably not a moio gilt-edged  proposition in tins countiy than telephone stock. The following is a brief  summuiy of about tho earning capacity  and expenses of this company:  Income���  1,700 phones of     alt    kinds  (aveiuge $.10 per year)* . 501,200 00  Tolls (avciago 510 per year per  Pjione) '.. _ 17.000 00  Connecting  chaigcs,    moving  phones,     etc...  _  _.  ._  ...     5,000 00  5S3.200 (JO  I'ltpenses-  Salaries���  l.ci.01 nl Siipoilntendcnt ...   . S 2,.-500 00  Chief  inspoitor  1,080 00  Operating Stall             .  .. D.noO 00  Six Ucpuilois.        2.S80 00  Ollilu Stall        11.000 00  Misi.olliiin.ous  7,.100 00  Depioclntioii     10,000 00  $33,000,00  Atcoiding to the above figures���which  wo lcLCivcd fiom n mall in a position  to know���tins company makes tho enormous profit of 550,000 per year on an  investment that runs between S125.000  au(J $175,000. Or accepting the latter as  tho valuation���whicli is oxtieinc���thoy  icalue 30 per cent, por year.  Aio tlioso using tho telephone service  to be consideicd "scabs."  "Pecksniff" sound*-familiar In mentioning  tho   Nows-Advcitiser.  Telephone stock is g.lt-odged, rather  was befoie the uuwisu directors concluded to fight trades-unionism.  lUbfiS A.\0 LIBOR ���0UK���1L f,.  One of tho best and most enthusiastic  Robinson,  S.  Penny,   11.   Worden,   O.  .  Thompson,   J.   Dixon.  Following   resolution      was      adopted  amidst loud applause  "Resolved���That   tins  council   uipe  on  'I?  ,'j  meetings ever held by     the     Vancouver   the <-lty council  llie necessity of suliuut-  Trades and Labor Council was the n.'��u- itlnB to tllu  rutu lm'Vc'1-" '"'   ll b>"1,lw to  1 raise  5200,000  fui   the  purpose of     Hilar session  which convened on Thursdav ,, , ,    ,  stalling   a   municipal   telephonic  (..vslcm,  evening.     President      Laimlc k piesidcd ' io  n!>  to oliV,llU. ull>   suth  lrouhles  as *  and Secretary      Cross .wns also in Ins j tho piesent one ansing      In      tho       fn-  placo  as  usual.     Geo.   Estes,    president   tuie " - '  of  the  Urotheihood  of      Railway    Km-1    Tho   �����11��"'"S   additional    , re-olution,  ployees,   wns  present   nnd   dehveied  It is difficult to convince anybody  tliat men would so bemoan themselves  as to tnke the placo of striking telephone gnls.  brief but stirring address. When ho ic-  .crrcd to tho striko of the local tele-  phono operators ho was loudly applauded Tho delegates woie eagei to  air their views on the striko, which thoy  did in no uncertuin sounds as tho resolutions will show. A stiong committee  was also appointed to assist tho young  ladies in their noblo'^strugglo for bread  against one of tho most tyiannical and  sollish coipora,tions that infests our  piovlnce. The lesson taught the 1,000  millionaires of Son Fianclsco by laboi  will also bo duplicated hero. Aio tho  men of this city going to stand idly by  and sec a score of helpless young women scabbed out of their positions to  satisfy tho greed and avarice of a handful of despicable despots? Wo have too  much fa.th in tho manhood of our town  to   bclicvo  it.  Thoio will bo held eaily next week nn  iinpoitiwit meeting of nunois to draft  legislation icgai ding plaeei mining. It's  ceilainly  needed.  Caitci-Cotton's old  pal,  Hon.  Semlin,  will run in West    Yalo    f0i     tho    local  house  and   bo    elected.     Who   said   Cotton  nud  tl.e  "green  eye-'"    '  j     _   ,,- -������  Tho public 'should also lemombor that"  this mau Fairell is tho same one who  bucked the fishermen so hard dunng the  past two or three seasons.  Now the city of Vancouver shoula  own tlrs system and the tiades unions  should commit ovoiy ninn on this question wlio seeks for election ���*  There is not auothei union that could  tio up so el.estuully the industries of. tho  city as tho telephone opciatots' union,  woro a sympathetic strike demanded by  the Trades and Labor Council.'  Does Manager Kent imagine that he  can win tins fight? Not if tho men of  Vancouver know it. They will provide  tlio money and the fight to keep it up  until  the dncctois aro sick of it.  Just as soon as Mr. Kent' permitted  lus lambs to escape fiom tho concontia-  tion enmp they woio gobbled up, and on  mattois being c\pla'nod to thoni and an  appeal made to their honoi they quit.  And it will be fought along thoso lines  il  it takes all aintci.  Has the Ncns-Advci tlsor a block oi  telephono gilt-oilged stock? or is :t fish-  fiig for adveitiseinonts, seeing that it  published last Tuesday a quarter-page  ad. for Managei Kent that tho "sei*  vice"  would now   resume?  Advertiscricost money. All these lie has  paid for and yet he has not tho poner  to giant slight increases to women' uml  mon in his employ. And Mr. Cotton  grows very prosy in arguments about  the union holding up poor  Mr.  Kent.  Tho truth of tho mattor is tho union  has been onto every movo of this pompous Individual for tho past two months  and they did not movo a moment too  soon and thoy would have boon foolish  in" tho extreme had they 'granted the  ton dnVB' rcsplto for they would have  given Mr. Kent Just that much ,longcr  to  secure  operators  and  linemen.  "Let us get down to a reasonable  viow of tho situation," is tho beginning  Tho committee of tho city council,  comprising Aid. roroman, Wilson and  Ilothune, wero busy all day yesterday  trying to bring about negotiations between the directors of the company and  tho executive of thc union. It looks like  that this committee means business.  No sooner has editor Carter-Cotton  crawfished, by Ignoring Georgo Estes'  challenge to debato upon the labor  question, than along comes' tho local  U. P. R, organ announcing that It had  settled the telephono strike. Labor,  liko love, must be blind to ' its own  folly.���Western Socialist.  Tlio Dally l'rovlnco honestly tried to  bo fair and gave good reports of tho  "piocccdlngs of tha striking telephono  girls.    What a contrast thoy woro with  CREDENTIALS.  United III othei hood of Railway Thn-  ployces���Messrs. S. Penny, John Lilley  P. J. Russell, R. Luudio,   C. Millard.  Ciedentials received and tho delegates  took then  scats.  COMMUNICATIONS.  Toronto Typographical union No. 91  wrote that thc tiouble between Tnronlo  Typographical Union No. 98, and tlie  T. Eaton Co., (Limited), has been declared off, a satisfactory understanding  of tho differences under dispute having  been ari.vcd at. No. 91 takes this opportunity of thanking their frioiids in  the ranks of organized labor for the  suppoit given them in this dilhculty.  Piled.  The Hoot and Shoo Workois' Un on of  Monti eal, wroto that tho McFarlnnd  Shoo Company, of Monti cal, was placed  o*n tho- unfair list for hav jig refused to  lccogn.zc tho' International 'Boot and  Shoe Workois' union, and for lmviingi  dischaiged union men to replace thein  with non-union men. Por those reasons  tho rest of thoir workmen have" been  on striko since the 23th of August,  1902. Tho McFarland Shoo Company  make a speciality of shoes for clnldien  and young girls. Delegates to lepoit  samo to their unions.  From C. M. O'Brien, Foi iuo, 11. 0���  stating that a tiades nnd laboi couiu'.l  was being foi mod at that placo Referred.  From P. M. Draper, secretary Tiades  and 'Labor Congiess of Canada, ie poi  capita tax and other congiess mattois  Filed.  M. Sweeney, Toronto, wiote that the  Guinoy Foundry Company, of Toronto,  mnkcie of Oxford stoves and langes,  still remains unfair to oigani/cd laboi  Delegates instructed to repoit same to  their unions.  From Thos. F. McGuigan, city clcik,  wiote that tho Vancouver city council  cannot seo its way clear to grant thc  request of the trades counc.l that tl,o  city recognize thc Civic Employees' union.   Ueiericd  to  municipal  committee.  COMMITTEES.  Thc Municipal committee repoited  that it would meet tho executive of tl.e  -Vancouver oloctoral-lcague-on-Saturday  night ro candidates for the c.vic council  board.  TELEPHONE STRIKE.  The delegates of tho Electrical WoiIters asked that tho Now *Av'oslinini,ter  and Burrard Inlet Telephono company  be placed on the unfair list, and that  tho action of their union in helping the  telephono opciators, who were now on  strike, linaiici.illy nnd othemi.se, bo endorsed.  'lhe proposition w<is greeted with np-  pluuso  ui.d   if  the enis  of   the  telephone  magnates  did  not  bum  it   was  not  the T,m    MACHlMMf.     1.A1.I  fault of tho delegates of the Trades and       The  ni.iehmlst,'   nmuiiil   I .-11   nud  sup-  Labor Council. One delegate said that u   IW  took  place  last   1'rklnv  lit -In   week  good   stiong   committee   should   be   lm-|It    was    one    of the  'no'.       -i.'eessful  mediately appointed  to assist the brave ' functions  of  tho  ��c.ibtii\ hue     boinK  girls   In   their  struggle  foi   their  rights. ��� i-oine   eighty   couples   pujcit.     'i-he   cx-  Another proposed tlmt a stated time be'cellent   music   wns   finn-bed     U    Evnn-  thoso  of  the  Newa-Advcrtiscr,   who  had   given  the coiiipany  to  adjust  tho differ-   son's    orchestra,     and   the  i.in.stcr      of  .���*,,,,,,,      i , ,   ,, ���,   ,,     ,    ceromonles   Was   C!    I!    T-c.*-i.w,      who  no conpunction In    "kmocking"    helpless   ences  with   the  young ladies,   and   If  at   ^  ^^   ^^    ^^.^   ^  ^  girls,  who  aie  fighting for their    dally j tho expiration  of  tho  time  limit no set-   up    tm    0Iirly    ln  th(J    ,������,������,_,_      rpj,,,.  bread, and catering to that     tyrannical   tle'mcnt of Uio slrlkje was. m) s>>J��t. a uniU   supper was  a" spread "for  the  gbds.    'It  corporation, 'the telephono company. Tho   cd effort of the workingmen bo made to   was put up by Messrs   Kent (. ;rimms.  pusscd   by  the  clerks'   union  was   unan- ,  jiuously   adopted   and  leieired    to      tho  niun.cipal eonniiitlce*  "RcsoIvv!d���lhat this union will not  endorse any member for municipal ou"icor  except ho is pledged to acquit e a telephone system for tho city of Vancouver;  nlso that our lepiesentatave (to ,tho  Tiades and Labor Council be asked to  bung it up before that body and request its co-operation in this rogaid," .  Messrs. E. Haipur, G. Lenfesty and  XV. Latham ,veic appointed a coinni.ttUi  on  the   revision   of  the  by-laws.  THE MOLDERS. I  Thc delegates slated that their body  had the question of the nine-hour day  now bcioio it It had been decided that  on and niici January 1, 1003, it would  bo enfoieod. 'Iho hours?would then bo  fiom 7 a. m. to 5 p. ni , with an hour  oft at noon, ior five days in the week,  and on Satuiday their houis wound bo,  from 7 a m. to 12 m. Tho wages would  bo 35 cents an hour. No tiouble was  contemplated iu making tins pioposcd  change.     (Applause.)  OTHER BUSINESS.  Tho     delegates  of  the cvpio&smcn    io-  quosted ull having the lining of c.vpresa  ngs to  engage none but union   ones  Jt  was stated  that  the Sti and  Hotel  lestautant  was   supplying siuft  lo   ' thc '  non-union opciators  in     tlie      telephono  ollice.  PRESIDENT    ESTIIS  of the U. 11. K   E ..was onChuhinstically  received.     During Ins   interesting  address   /  ha touched on tho telephone sti Ike    and  was loudly applauded. He said that you  must     got right at sthc foundation ' ot  this  troublo  right  away.   lie was      opposed  to   a  sympathetic  stiikc,   as  was  suggested,     because     as   a  general  rule,  the.v   alw uys   failed..   The  reason     tliey  did w as that public opinion was not at  tho back" of thoni.    ll you will consider  a  moment you  vvill  see  that  they     aro^  bound 'to  antagoni/e      eveiy     employer  who   is   not  lesponsible   for  the   actions  of  somo      firm  'oi      coipoiation      that  brought  on tho  sti ike.    "Supposo    you  yoiiiselves,"   he   saio,   "weie   made      to  suficr for   tho actions of some men you  had not the slightest thing to do with,  would you not strenuously      object    to  it?"  Ho went on.     '"Iheie .s ono paper  in'this city who is dead against you in'  this  fight,   and  you  might  just  ns  well  know things as thoy aio."     Ho referred  to tho News-Adveitiser      lt is going 'to*  givo labor the  woist  of  it,  he  said. It  Was assiduous, cumnng and adroit in its  tactics.    Tho publ.c has been mislead by ���  its uttoiances.     Being un  old-tuuo    unionist   he  could   read   the   aiticlcs      "between   tho   lines.     lie   suiimsoci.   thougb.-  nobody told    him    that  those  d.rector*  went away especially so that this strike *  would  bo  blought  on.  Ilc.v     know vtho  value   ot public   opinion,   jou   soc,     .for  they now claim  that tho s'ukeis    took  advantage of then* nb*-cn:,*   Public opin-   ^  ion is fickle and ovei.v da;   that goes by  it foi gets that n. sti .l.o  i.ns   on       You  must   tako  eveiy      possible   means      as  quickly as possible  to  nml."   it . clearly  understood that tho non-'inion g.rls now  at woik in tho telophase ol'" ) aie scabbing   then   sistcri^out   of      vi'TTr    jobs"^  Your  mcichants   aio   in   svmpathy   with  you and thoy, will help   w u.  Knowledgo  of the stnke should  b.' de-'" . iu..tcd all  lound. Jf jou  will do  this   ,oi> ll     win.  tbo  fight. ��� Tt's  nil   iif.li..   lo   <-n>,   right  will   wm,  but it  won't   i-      * o'i      don't  fight  haul  foi   it.     The  ���;��������)   is  against  .vou nnd the only unv  ic, '> M l.i'n is lo  light linn  m lib Hic      (Appl.iu'.- )  Bl othei   Estc-   was  cv-i'i'.\(��   \   hearty  volu of thanks foi   his all.   ni'diess.  Adjournment.  iSli  !S  'j  ~   i-l  Advertiser, so far as Its "lalmcss" goes,   install a now system. (Applause.)  or the closing paragraph ol tho elabor- I acted no better than tho "man" (?) who |  ^Tho  committee  selected  comprises  ate ossoy.    And' one's' eye     naturjilly Ucabbod Lby tailing tho place of ono    of   Russell   (chairman)  drops down the column to the quarter-J tho. striking girls.  Loafosty,  F.  G.   Rowlands,   O.  S. J. .Gothard,  Geo. Dobbin.  Great eieibt is duo to ��*.o energetic  committeo for the entoynl le in e held.  The.v were- J. II. McVe.," Oba rman):  W. Bcoi, U. Stevenson, 11 Wood, "J?.  Stewart. ��� 1  "J|  4  -.. '.���*'   ���* ���.. 1 ISK   l\l��Kl-|'.\  SVTUKDAY PECEMIlFiR  0,   1003  1* *���  I' '  ! i  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISUI'ft     WEEKLi*   IN   THE   INTERESTS Ol*- THK JIASSliS  THE INDBPENDICNT PRINTING COMPANY.  BASEMENT      OP      [''LACK      BLOCK,  HASTINGS STREET.  VANCOUVER, U. C.  cr have been runiitiig their mne-hini'iy  und boleis with mill cair.vlng what ,s  u'lhil a pel mil SHU wo have bollei  ni'.jiietols who aie loriing tlu'-o libels  to comply with the government regulations, and who, 1 must say, uio doing  then duly leurli'.ssly The i oiuls that  e.iti bo rcinc'ilicd by a union is the nu-  jilo.v iiieiit in uli easis ol u t lili.ateii uit'ii  ii". Iheie nui'.l be nuiiibe'is of (uses wheie  iii'iiiitlioii/til nun ule einplojod not to  1 ilie cuinn/am e of the gowi iitncnt tn-  ls|uctoi.     'llie   nc'M   piiuil   i*.   the       long  I houi-  Ithow   nie uny   nljioi   i lnss  uliuli  ENDOH*?!-!)  BY  '111 I.    THAljl'S    AND  LAUOll   COUNCIL,   Till.   VANI III  VKH     1.AIIOI.     IMH'i V     'Mi    Till.  BUII.I-IINO   'I It.lDI'.S   I HUM ll.  The Indi'iMMideiit cm nlunja be hud  at Galloway's book store, uiv.ide.  .SATUIU*A*i  DKCIiMlil'lt  SUHSCRIPTIONS   IN   ADVANCE.  A Wick, 5 cents; month, 15 wins, tlnee  months,  33 (cuts.  sl\  nionlhs,  1,5 rvui-    mns   tttrlve   Iioiiis,   jil this  I-   the  uiii-  one jenr. ��1 ��>                                               ',         , ,  wl-iil   tiiiie l(ii (iigiuei'i on sltoic bus tn  Hill  e\ S'pt   in   u  lew   lililihng  nisi*,  up  ut  KoH-diinil   uml   ill   its   vleinlly Whilst  initk.lig lhe"-e icmuiUs, 1 would imliitlc  in ' (ngiuui**" ull llieiiieii \i lu> aio ni  ehuifc o' a boilci. 1'iobably there mny  lie u lew difsenteis to joining uny union, bin thc-c will lie tliu veiy lew men  Mho uie iu (bulge ol l.Ligc plunts and  iiuluiull.v .lie swell-, nf this nide'i Now,  ull that is tt anted is mi oignin/ci and  I will uiiileiliiko to say llmi ()0 jior  'edit will jum at once, \outs ie*.pcct-  lull.v.  .STATIONARY   1ING INKER.  New   Westmiiistei,  11.  C, Hoc.  5, 1002.  (Note���It A .McKeu, secietarv-tlcu'-  uk'i ol the luteiu.it.onai Union of .Steam  lliigniceis, l'eoiiu, HI, hu*. addiesi-ed  the   lollottuig      to      steam        engineers  Thu ongMiecis ol several cities  tlnouglioiit the eountiy, icali/nig tbe  need ol an o'gnni/.ilioii loi the puipose  ol Kgulating wages and other niattcis  oi niipoi tiince t0 the emit, bud loiiuod  local unions in then seveial cities, on  llie tiudu union busis, und finding it to  lie u success lhe scvei.il bodies formed  whut is lo-duv called the International  I mon of Sleuiii rngineeis 'Iins Was ou  the Till duy of Hecembei, 180ii. in the  ( ty ol iNtin Yoik, nnd, tbut it bus hei'ii  a suciess,  wc cull  join   attention to the  Tin. i'K(ii:i!i:ssivi-s.  Altei ili-fii���-in-: ul length thc claims  of the iiniservalivu nnd libeuil puil'e*-,  the R(i--I. ml  Woild. ,in  nble journal b.v  r  the wav,  -.ni*,  " Tin ridnie-'ive paity is new rt is  untried Moth .nc lui mis unit li ugnuisi  it. It h.i*- al'O Ibe opjioMtion of cci-  t.vin oi tlie -o.i.illsts I'.ugelio V Dili-,  who lain.; un Aiueiiiuii. iiiiluiully  knows ull nluiiit Canadian polities, hus  delinitilj ilrutlul against .t. He suvs ll  irfap.i'iv ol rnised juekles ' Tins nnght  huve bun v.ittv 'Iheie is no 'might'  uliout us abusiviiK'ss Slill. it is evidently  ( posed   ul     all     cliisscs   oi   -o-  ciet.v, it. liu'icioie, possissis gn'ul cle-  inints of ticugtb lt docs nol uiiav  class ,ie mist class ll seeks the le-  foiinei and the thinking niiin ol eveiy ' v w ln| ,,iial... when* the bonis have been  condition oi Ine It appcnls lo seieiit-o ' i,hoi tenud oi the w.iges uicri'iised. and  It nppuils In tlie histoiy ol the ulliud I l||ls u us Kinntc'd because then nsjuivsts  nations ni the An^Io-.Su\uii Inolhe'i- j ���,,.,. iLllsonablo uud pic'sented with the  hood ami, u not loo (lot li iii.iiu', a is dmnnj ui oiguni/ation. The Jiiteina-  bouild to siieciid nllici, by swallowing tmiml 1,'nioi. ol Steam Elliginc'ei s is  onu oi  othei   oi   both o' llie old jiuilics,   ,.,((!(.,(,0| lUy- \.0 inteiest eveiy cmglneei  in  BARBERS CfiLUSUAl��.  or, Uy j-i.iiliiuliv !>t 1 n^.ttLC one oi ulliiMi  oi boLii ou'i lu ilie piotjiL^ne cuid,  \*vliilt> vtill iiiauiuuning llu- oiil numen-  clatuU' Itul, we m thu l\uo*.inu>**i  Jiaxe  \''i>   pitiLLitul  jiloiK  just  uow.   We  the Lounti.v To-duy we lm\e locals dis-  HihuUd ihioiighoul Uio continent. 'J Jns  union is now well esialilushed It is not  mi   e\peiii"ent ll  hns  <*\pf!in*iiu-      Jl  niMles     implication It    ennnot    be  want   iiuti    Height   u��i_.s       Will   pnwilo (.alli.il  old.  lint Jt hus thu  hcni'ht ol   the  iailwa>   LoinpaniL's  lwi   give     lib     this.' u\pciii'nce   of   old     oifriini/^iUons       Any  Will  eithei   gut u>   Un.v   e\n   luiu-  Iht'iii inioinmtion     desmd  \\'l\    be     uiiinMieil  to   do   so,   oi    will   they   u\li    \olu     fos 'Iho  fomiation   of  loiaU   is   m^ul    U   is  anvthing but a LunlinmiiKu ui  tne same nut  nece^"-uiy  at this  day  to   point out  old  bad  s\sum*        We  want     equitable ilieu   ulilit>      rlhe foi'm  of  oiganl/ntion  hincltiiiLf tint oi toiy would MiiieU in  conbtenralion at the idui ol .l j;o\ein-  jnent compel] live sun I lei w Inch w ould  .uLCo  the  utiiiis   to     lime Net    what  *,ther solution js theie-1 We want u-m-  jiLtition m co.il llow is this to be  "lone when any urn! toinpanv staitnig  iai\ be bought out b.v the Ctow's Nc-t  company t We want a leiuH-n A\iU  Hie go\''iniiiuil, as at picMnt made up,  ever see it*> wa.v Lo gwv tis om ' Wu  want the total e'.cli.sion ol tliu Clmia-  imiii, uoi king lo the detriment of iho  jnovince Gut and toiy ha'.c been monkeying with tlie question loi decade*-  (juccnbliiutl settled the niatli i in mx  months). We want at least as good con-  d tlons oi la^or as? aie picvaJlniy m Giuat}  llntain to-day, and we have a Kelly  tiuck act, wluch is a laughing stock to  every boaiding house mine ownei in ihe  IJiovmcc "  is simple. Oiguin/nlion is a menus of  common -"emu.- Almost all businessmen  deem uigani/atior necessary Tho^e who  hue laboi o'guni/e nt gieat rxpein-u,  theiefoie laboi should be oigani/e,l Ten  men < an *-lait an oigam/alion Wiito  what .noii think, and let us ha^e unity.*'  Mi. .1 II Watson, of \41a1cou\e1. will  gne .mv fm thet nuoiination de-siied  about   oigaiii/mg   lL   union ���Ki\ )  tjm: (jjj:hk��.  At the legulai uuTting 0f Um Kelml  CltMk*-' Intei nation..! As-otitit.mi, held  in O'ltitor.s hall, 'I uesdav, llec-embei  -nt lhe lollowing otliLuis weie nominal-  cd ,ind duly elected foi the ensuing  yeai ������  .1. A. jMiiii.lv de-elected), piesident  b> acclamation. Geo Cathrea, lc-elected  lust v.LC-prcsulent by acclamation. B.  Ml Lean, elected second vice-piesident,  W ,1 l^ainink, le-elected lecoidlng set-  ictaiy by acclamation. U. 11 G <rohn-  soii, ie-eleLtcd hnancial secretaiv by at-  Llumatton: W .1 White, le-eltcted trc'as-  uiei by acchiniatiou; H A ltnidon, ad-  \uc.ile ageni A K Mii^kett, guauhan,  11 II MlL*\ens, guide, l!uo Catlnea, 1>  "MlLoan, W W l^lls, gne\aiiL0 coiuniit-  tee. \V .7 Lanuitk. J A Munav, Geo  Cathiou, clelugaU's to Tiadeb and  Labor  LET ILK 5 ro hit UWOK.  TO STJOAM rNGlNCIiUfri  To thel^litor ui Ihk Imvi-lshi-m  ' Sir,���It  has      occuned   to   lhe   writer,  Council  seeing   under   the   conditions   by     which'    1 hiu��  new   applications     for     niembei-  all usois of steam stationaiy plants aro   ������hip wore iead and  incepted  LompellLd  to employ a qualified and cer-I    Ttto   ^����li��'^tes  weie   duly   1,1.Hated.  ,    t L 1    lt vas duly moved   and seconded  lhat  t.licated   engineer,   to  ask  if   it   is      not   ^  hU(ii   tnuIcInig oUI   ni01u,  Mipil(llt ,���.  tune  to   emleavor. to   oigmn/e  this   very    sent   to   thu   International   Htotheihood  laige  body   of   tho  latter   into   a  union   j 01   Hlinliif.nl Woikui- Lo��al No   SKI  that     thus   class       It   is   also   w01 thy   of   mention       that  '(Anik   A-  Stuart nie  the only  stoic em-  Cei tamly.   cons.dci ing  must  m   the average    acquire an  educa-  .{ [iIovn��g_un,on-'Ie!ksI_Unit>ii  ii��-n_ pli'iiM*  tion and ttanimg which few 01 tho mem- i ,|im,.niiM.i   thi<   when   buving     cinivtiiia*.  beis  of  other      unions     possess,     it     is   g0o<k.   otc. K.   A.   HIN*PON,  strange that no ufTort    has      evei     been | Advotato     Agtnt.  made to  embody  thein  and  amalgamate '  ,        , ,.      ,      , 11!     Hninier  beet   got  a good   nerul-olT      at  or join  the ranks of the  trades, and   la-        *"       ... ... ., ...  J" u the   baibers   banquet   tho     othei    night  bor   council.     Kver   hince     thc   act   has   Kn|j|(j on(, |(^Kwl  u])aL wus lh|1     ]nilll(-r  been passed 1 elating  to  the examination   ulUi   mir    local   Hindu.     The  icply  tame  and cmidoyment of cutlificat��'d  engineers   piompllv     that     K.iIiiht   mu.   the   onl.v  a greater  number of useis of  Mean,   po*-   ",,,,,��1 ,,cor '"   thu  J^   <>  <>  <���  ?   IMPttEeTANT \ ���- NOU ^CEMENT  If you buy Christinas gifts fioin us to wml lo Kastein iiiemN,  <��� mu moioly pay for the goodn and wo imck them and send then.  * iwny according to your inatrucllons. Wo prepay the p ostage and  \      fiinranteeb  prompt uml  biifa dclKcry.  Try  thte plan.  9  Tbe Jeweler and  Diamond  Merchant  I COR. ORANV'LLC AND MASTIN65 STREETS.  X *   OiTlrlal Wntcli Inspector of the C. F. B.  'Ihu loi'ul builx.'" hi'lrt a bnnquct on  ���rtiiliu'Mluy I'veiniK in honor of the 15th  liirtliilny ol the JtiU'Uialioiuil llarbvix'  Union. It ��us a Kalhuniig Ioiik to bo  iL'iiioinlHiiil in this cit>. 'Ihi'iu ut.ro  Uil'io i'in)ilo>ii.*, niul L'liijiloyt'il, union  ami Hon-iinion. nil tifiiig \Mtli oui li  uihoi in it'iilfiiig a int'iiy tinif-'. I'icm-  ili'jil Iuw.iImiii ^i^ IfmsL li'ustur niul  uhl\ iilh'il lh.11, I'n*-1 of duly. 'I In.'  liL*nltli*i oi King 1'ilmiitl niul l'lii-liluiii  ttoo*.i*\L*lt lieu' ilianlv, aflcl wlin.li ��>ll-  iLlal.\ ^lt'\fiilt l i'h( oniK'd 'n a Iilv.1-  ila^s *]icnli to the tonsL In llie Inlci-  nulionitl       Union llo     ^UetLltl.ll     the  gloutli <jl nil 01111*1.1 ninong the tmlbcib  nnd lK"*|ifike tlio lit-nulits, niolnl und  otlM'n\i*-L' lo he deim'd 110111 Iho hociety  01 ideas, nnd Iho e-uhtinge 01 thought  in nil uuittiis loui-hiiig tho Initio,  uliiill thu Ideal 111110111*111 pumiole^.  Vi fSumiit suggestotl thu loiimition oi  a iluli wheie Uliitin iiicliiheis inigllL ud-  juiiin 11I101 the tlny'H woik nntl .ilieiu  the jiiiiioi** of tho li alt might hml uinouni letitatiou. llo .nl*-t> spolfU 111  i.i%sir 01 the enilv cltising idea About  tne Mippei hour wus tlio bUHiest in the  *-he|is, antl Iho hos*-us wlio ine'.'-t'tl while  the help wns away 'Ihe employ ics io-  te.ined lo luul the nihil ovei. untl nothing to 'do hut "liuin liglit " Why not,  usUetl ,Mi. Stew mt, woik full stall ilm-  lag tin. tune of sptLial aoiouiu,Dilution to  thu pulil.L niul thtil go to then liaiiuis  lil.e othei people-' llo was Mill tlio employees, woultl ho willing to woik o\or  llie Mippel houi to ellei-t this, wliu.li,  howe\ir, w'lib a meio hllggesiion. (Ap-  lilnuse )  W. .) Liiuiiick responded to the toast  of tlm Tiades and Labor Council, of  winch ho is piositlenl llo mentioned  that tlle coimc.l wns inaiiguiateil 111'  -Novoinliel. JSS'J, w .th eight unions ill  the cil> The locnl unions hnd now  incionsed to 1-, nnd ��oiu well oiganizctli  llo atUcitod to thu sti iko ol the lele-  phono eniidoyees nnd liojiod tlmt tlio  inaliei woulil soon lie amicably aining-  eil.   (Applause.)  .1. 11 Watson responded to tlio Trades  anil Labor Congiess of Ciiniicla and tlie  American I'etlciaton ol .Laboi In the  couise 01 a well oonsidered speech he  sniil thnt dining thu juesent year the  United lliotherhood of Oni|it'nlois and  .loineis issued :)1"0 ehnrteis nntl Kainol  ii,.")0l> new inombc'i.s, the 'leai.i linvers  Issuetl 1.">1 charteis and isalned  l."i���">CiO niouibeis, tho Hotel nntl Ues-  ttuiinnt F.mployees issuetl Jl.).*i tliaiteis  nnd gaiiud 10.SU1 members; the Iron  Mouldois issuetl '.i~'2 chuileps and gamed  3 5,000 ineinlfOi'S Tho l'ainluis issued  UOU ilimteia and gullied JliJlOO inom-  |>eis. while tne lecoul of the T0M1I0  Workois stands ihnitois gi anted, 50;  meinbeis gained, l'J,.->00 'Iheie aie now  I'uiio thun 10" -.11101111111011111 unions in  America with over 1*1,000 local im.ons  :n ainiiution -no1* 'In-luding l^ieil ntdo uni.  ������'otloinl Laboi Unions undei the American !'etiolation 01 Labor, niul they  neaily all lepoit increases 111 meinbei-  ship Hinging all the way fiom 000 to  J 0,000 each.  Jie teiiuinated a most inteit'sting ntl-  diess l.y congratulating the barbels upon then successful caieer Having organized them, he took a deep inteiest hi  thou   piobiess    (Applause.)  inning tho oven ng \oty aeu'ptable  vocal selections weie lentleied by Ch.is.  Scott nnd -I A. tatewait .1 11. S111.U1  also conliiliuted a pinno '���olo. und O.  XV. 1'ioctoi lendeiod a minium of ilai-  lonet >olos in a liiunnei that showed  his tlioioiigh niusteiy of thnt instalment  'Ilio emidoymg bmbeis woie also  toasted und accoidetl honors Kcsponses  weie Hindu on behalf of the nosscs by  lleorgo Is.inc-s, the lust ]iiesnleut o' the  union, and other employers -Mi Isaacs,  sjieaknig lor the employers, suid that  they upjiiecialod tho good the unuon had  done 111 the matter of reduction of hours  und 111 the increase of w\igcs '.hat hail  followed, llu dwult on the tumbles that  the local union had during the early  stnees of its h.story m getting suitable  chill Lei amendments to enable Iliem to  C11101U- Suiiduy closing. Ho closed a  very interesting nddiess by wishing tho  union biubois long life nntl piospenty,  ���Toi wo need them m our business," ho  said    (Applause.)  A number 01 11011-imion barbels piesent   also   made   unci   addi esses.  .1. II Dibdcn made 11 good addicss in  response to the Journeymen. "Wherever  a union exists, you uie vvukome,", ho  said, "but wheio no union exists you  uie considered nn intruder when looking  lor woik " (Applause )  Ceo. Hartley responded to the 1'iess  The following oiigmal poem wns 1 cad  b.v tlie author, C. \V. l'roctor, amid np-  plaiiso  Qui   baibers  nre  a merry  lot,   ^   Iiaii   antl whisUeis tliey will  chop.  if only tbey  would close their shop  I'unetiial     on   time     at leven   of  the  clock,  Shampoo,   seafonm.   vvnx   und   tonii--  Most our lmrlierB  filled  with  colic.  All ���will tell you they're going lo heaven  They will by faith and closing ut   seven.  "Como in, you'io ne\t, right in Ih.s  1 hau  1 bi'lievu I'd like to cut yuiu ban."  The  hootbllick  say's you  have a ���sliinu,  Now   lei's  all   ilnse  and   bu  In   line  Tlieie is no delight  in  working nil night  'lhe     luilileh     nt    homo  citing   witli  flight.  He     wunls      his   pupil,   but  he's   never  tlii'ie.  Ilt!'��    killing    himself,     bo's   (lipping  hair.  I   am n burlier,  old  nnd  tiue,  Ami this Is tho advicu I give to yoii.  Take life easy und doso at seven  Vive days a week, on si" i'-1 eleven.  After tho health of Wino Host lllooiu-  lield was dlsposetl of tho gathoi ing hr���ko  up. all voting thc bnnquct a lug success. Tho committee who got it up  weie- J. A. Davidson, J- A Slewait  and A. Hrngg  C. Ellis, coiner Cambie awl Cordova  sti eels, is the plnce where you act  your linir cut in au artistic manner.  One lnuKired and Fifty  + Ladies' Caslimere, Fhm-  t nol,AlbatnissandFrench  9 Flaiine! Blouses to bo  1 offered Saturday regard-  j less of oost. Tlies-e  t iilouses areall line goods,  j good fitting, nicely trim-  5 med, plain and fancy  t patterns.  ��� Sfiecial Price  I Saturday $S.50  ���    1 170    Cordova     St.,    Vancouver. T  We reach wherever the mails  f  reach. 9  9  4>4)+-~4)<),..,4)tl+-~4l4\i-. i^^im^  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS"  Cigar Factory  NEW WESTMINSTER.  ���^*>tt��x��:K+;^--*%��a*:��?K��**.  'uality j  % ^  }K     Is a  siLent salesman k  ^ constantly going about |  * the city disposing of our ^  9 9.  4$ 9  I Pasteurized and |  CSarified Milk    ;  *     Listen to his  $ and order from  A  advice Z  mZ  !���      ���       1  ^International lce|  I and Storage Co. |  ��� Phone 415. Gore Avenue. -<g  ���^K*;,^{{*:*K^{*^^^^:H^*}K*;h  When you want to blr* a flrat-elun  horse and bUKgy, so to the Palace  llvory ��tables.   TPlPiihone 125.  lmE}orfcr& and  BotlIcr&  - ,     GORK AVK.   THOSE 783.  SOLE AG RNTO.  Our clothing hns made a'leputation' for Itself in tho City (luring the pose  thirteen yenrs, ns our rapliily-incieasing Miles will testify. This sea"Jon they  lime exceeded ull our expectations, and we have had to repeat.'many lines o'  tints and overcoats Wn or threo tunes, Toilay wo havo opened up a t beautiful  range uf men's suits niul overconts mado of the latest tliatles in imported worsteds anil tneeds. They arc shonn in the very latest cut, singlo-brcabtcd sao-  t|iie, Hith tho tlnnt hitlo ami breast pockets, and riouble-brenstcil sactiuc. tw��  buttons. Also tho coioit and medium length overcoats which ha\e become  sn jiopular 111 the laigv cities. TIicmj garments ure high-clawi and lit perfectly.  '1'hcy are wry modeintely priced, when you consider tliey are the equal of the  butt tailored gnriin-iit.s 111 Cunudn, $13 to $20.  Mail   ortlcrs  receive  tke same careful attention as if you were present.  �������   STEWART,  309 to 315 Hastings St. W.  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FOLEY'S REJOINDER  Sir,���In your last issuo Mr. Mortimer,  - In a lather extenilcil article, m icply to  my  previous     communication,   launches  out in a very oggressivo vom of lldiculo,  which,    if coming from  a wild-oyod ^an-  ���. urchist or an eighteenth   century  Cal\ an-  ist,    in    whom    the spirit ol toleration  had not yot passed tho molecule peilod,  I  could  icatlily  understand   his  idea  of  how  on  argument oi   debate should  bo  proceeded with,    llut coming from     a  'twentieth   century     socialist,     p.   torch-  -bearor In thu aimy 0f reform,  it makes  ino  tremble fop tho  futuro  of  socialism.  The gentleman's method  would  indicate'  that a disposition to expose my  ignor-  . juice   und   to   magnify   his   own   intellectual    attainments,    was  the  governing  motive    rather than a desire to grasp,  -the tiuth. Again, tlicio appears to bo a  -strata permeating  overy  llno_ which' ,is,  intended to     placo me in  a false l.ght  and to mako mo appear as "a defender of  capitalism   rather 'than  an   advocate   of  -reform.   Again,   my  concluding  remarks,  "I" think'  we   may safely assume  that  ���thero  is'    a_ greater     community    than  'Conflict o( interest between labor *   and  capital,"   which   has  not,   and' was not,  Intended    to    havo _any bearing on tho  question at issue,   is seized upon as the  mam  issue involved,  which  13 manifestly wrong, as you will leadily see.    Tho  subject   under   discission     would   roadl  "Resolved���That   capital nnd labor   have  .no* community  of  interest.  Mortimer  in  tho     ailiiimutivo,     Toley     in     tho nog-  -ative." You will seo        a  ', glance     that     it     devolves     upon    mo  to'    sustain      tho        contention,      that  thoio    doos exist  a' community of  inter  - est���tho degree of whn.li cuts no figure.  Hence, I do not feel called upoii to defend tlio last paragraph in my communication. To do so would involve a     wild-  .crness  of  argument that I havoneilhci  tlio time nor tho disposition to go int0.  H may,   of    may not,-bo a fact. Now,  sir,   iidiculo  has   over   been   tho  weapon  of  intolerance,  antl is  always characteristic  o[  high'-pressuro egotism  and  pov-  -orty' of giay matter, whicli excites    my  sympathy   rather   thnn   resentment.      I  mover claimed to bo cither a 31 ara or a  Mills.    I am simply out with my little'  -intellectual  lantern  ' Searching for a Pact,  .and  Mr.  Mortimer has admitted  that I  -havo found  it when ho says-   "llr. Pol-  9 a  ���" Union 8$  cy's illustration of Mrs. Dunsmu.r, Robins nnd-tho coal minors does not provu  they havo any (groat)  community of interest,  conceding what I am  contending  for."    Mr. Mortimer has not attempted  to assail the unanswerable fact that the  coal,   tho oil,  tho stieet car  companies  and tho sugar trust have a large degree  of     inteiest   in common with tho men  they employ, but goes into a wearisome  definition  ofthe  words  "capital"    a��id  '.'labor,"   and,   "capitalist"   and   "laborer,"  as  if  your iculilcrs  did  not understand  what   is  meant  by  this  common  mode  of  cxpiessing  these  things.      llo  next wanders oit to tho cotton mills ot  Atlanta,   tho coal mines  of Pennsylvania,   tho   Crow's  Nest Pass   railway  ond  tho  sweat  shops  of Montreal,   to  show  that "capitalist" nmd "laboiei" havo no  co'mmon    interest.     Now,      in     q*uot.ng  tlio island coal mines, the oil wells, .sugar leQneiy nnd street railway I aimed  at striking a fair average,  and. now-,as  agiihst'"Mr.-'Moi timer's   one  extreme    1  will call  you  attention  to   the   "other���  tho  factoiies.     nulls  nmi     mincs   where  a  sliding  scale   is  established,   and    tho  wage of the employeo and profit of tho  employer depends upon tlio price and demand     for ���  this  commodity  piodueed���  and" a;k is  there "'a''community "of 'interest    theie?.     Again,   he  says   increased  pi Ices or a demand foi^a given coniiuo-  of men   employed 'to moot 'tho inci onset'  dity makes no  dineionce to  the laborei  as to  wages.  Does nn mcicased number  demand   incicasc tiio nggtcgato wage as  a whole?  Hoes this moie uin*>tuni,   as 1-  'ployincnt    incieuso tlio uggiof.'u'.c wace  of tho individual laborer'.' Do  those <un-  ditions imply that an  ucreavtl denl md  means   an     iiicicuscd wage,  Bs T    have  contended,  01   not? Is theio no common  inteiest heie' And now,  we como 'o tin.  only  1 wil  aigumeiit,picseiited  when     l"i  sajs nny inteiest uliuh -l.o labot.-r nuiy  huvo in  common  with lus employer  depends  upon  the continuance  of ilie piesent  system,   and  is  subsorviant   to   tho  laboiei's inteiest in  getting  rid  01    the  imiicessttiy capitalist.    Moitimci   is  evidently nnectod with my disease. Th.s .s>  his giain of wheat in  His Ilushel of ChaH.  9  -9  9  .ft  9  9  9  "9  9  -ft  9  ft  9  *�����  9  9  ���  (LIMITED.) v ���  ���      HAW'S CLOCK, WINNIPlti, MAN.     9  ift 9  <o��c9����e*998��Q*'9*9*Q*0��0  If  socialists    had     peisistetl" in   making  these points clear,  antl dropped  tho other   inconsistencies   about   no   community  of   interest,   this   discussion   would   not  havo occunetl and tho socialist position  would    bo    reasonably logical.    Tins is  ono of the deled s 111 socialistic methods,  to     which    1  tlesnod   to   call  attention  Kxnggeration     tloos   not  conseive      the  bost-ln torests-br'sociali;nn     "Again     lie"  tolls   us   that  any      "voinnum    'interest  thai  capitalists  antl   IuIkucih   may havo  would   apply   with  eipiul   101 co   to  chattel     slavery ���nd Mi. I'oli'},  to  be consistent,   should'    also  ileieul. the latter,  and   honco   condemn   thc      abolitionists,  Garr-san and riulllps "   llo next tells us  that    chattel 'slaveiy   Is  a ninth     moie  lii'iieliclent Institution  than nngo  '-laveiy  the   liittfi   having  constant   employment  nml  being iiuetl  for by  lnusleis    In   10-  ply 1   would  ask  wheie Mr.   l'olt'v      de-  fcndi'tl        unge-slaieiy "  or    capitalism-)  Does   pointing  out a fact  constitute     a  defense  of  it  ���>   being  right  or  wiong--  I   am   not   rivaling   uitli   tho  ethical   aspect  of   this     question.     -When     Dai��in  jdmcoM'ied   tho   law   of  the  "sun Ival   of  lhe. fittest" as being onu nf natuie,  was  ho  accused  of  dffoiiiling  the .Diarchy   ol  Inteiests,   01   applauding  tho_ ocean      of  cruelty     anil     inheiy    involved in    It?  Socialism may   lie a     scientific proposition  (ns.wo aie  told  it ts),  Mr.  Mortimer,  to  bo consistent, .should halo with  idollght any fact that would throw light  upon tlio subject even though it conflicted with  his.preconceived 'opinion?,* ' and  Iio should hnvo extended mc a voto    of  "     "        '    '* ���      I         I*. L ., .       ,  thanks for calling his attention to that  fact in tho socialist creed, which does  not deserve to bo considered a*s inspired,  and not have accused nie of defining thc  present relations of labor and crpital. I  abhor with overy fibre in my noj,uro  that hideous nightmare, known as tho  competitive system,' that vends to cultivate the natuiu of tho hog 111 man, and  stillles all that is noble and good, llut  If you will peimit mo to refer back to  this  Institution  of  Chattel  Sluvoiy,  wlilch  Mr,   Moi tuner  asserts  ls superior  to industrial slavery,  for its victims, ho  tells us,  huvu constant employment und  grc Cared  for when  sick, while lus  whito  biother  must  shift  for  himself.   If  this  contention  Iio     correct,  then  the abolitionists  i'hillips  and  Garrison purtulnly  deserve      condemnation,  ior they   havo  dono the right a gieat wrong by abolishing slaveiy.    Hut 1 would advise Mr.  Mortimer,  as a wago-slave,     to    kindly  exeliuiigo places  with  his  blnck  brothei,  and   imagina lumsclt rushing tinough   the  loicsts,  marshes  and stngnont  rivets 'Of  I'loii'ln*    pm sued   by       savngo    bloodhounds   and  savage  nun.   Imagine   himself being led back to tho plantation in  chains!  Then let us obsei ve the smilo of  giatitude overspread Ins face as he bares  his back to the ciuel la-sh of his master.  Thi.s 13 bosli and mole of the same old  stull      that     exaggeration is made of.  Again,   Mr.   Moi tuner has     fallen     into  tho not uncommon habit of tho ladicul  wing  of socialists���that  of .propounding  argument,    or,  in  other words,   putting  words   in   his   opponent's   mouth,   which  ho never used and answering them      111  such .a  way as to suit himself.    Notice  In    tho    abovo paragraph  vvhoic ho implies  that I am  defending oxisting  conditions 'when I am but calling attention  to a fact that it is not a question     of  degree or of right or wrong, but simply  qucbtion     of fact     I  would   ask the  rentier to bear this m iiniitl. / Again, ho  says niy attempt to establish a partial  pluvious   assertion   that   wo   aio   living  under     civili/cd    auatchy.      Mi*    Mortimer  has  admitted  that  a  pal tial   community  ot  inteiest exists,  just  what'   I  have  contended for.     1 believe ho     will  admit  that  tho words civilized  anarchy  aptly^ dcccribcs existing economic      conditions.   Whoro,   then,   does   Mr.   Mortimer get off at? Again, ho snys Mr. Foley  contends that tho community of interest  spoken of is tho ovcishadowing govern  nig  principles' of  tho  relations of  labor  nnd capital. 1 have done nothing of the  Kind.     Again,    1 repeat  I  am   pointing  out    n   mot,  and  not discussing its el-  leets.     Again,     when    labor,    ho    sayb,  leal ns  To   Abolish rrivnlo Ownership  111 railroads ,und coal mines the rest will  soon     follow. < This  is good   piogrcssivo  politics,   pleached   by   that  much-abused  body,  snicastically    alluded  to  by    Mr.  Moi timer    as calling themselves        thc  "progressive  party."  Ne\t,  wo are  told  that socialism alone can, and will, solve  tint!    pioblem.     lias    another  .leiomiah  anscn?   .Such   assoittons   prove  nothing,  unless thoy piovo a mind satin atetl with  an artificial knowledge ol human alTalis.  This has been the 'cry of eveiy  cutbiyo  Clmstlan   sect,   Buddhist,   Maliutnmodan,  Confuicinn  and  Jew,   01  eveiy  imperialist,    monarchist,    icpublitan,   democrat,  popul.st,  i   giangci,   libernl-coiisoivativc,  Christum       scientist     and      doukhabor.  rausu.  Mi.   Mortimer,   m youi   wild' ca.  leer   of  prophecy   until  socialism      has  become    as    old    and  tiled as some of  thoso  01   its iiredecessois,   and  jou   w.Jl  likely    Iind    tho    woild still   1 oiling  011  with    its  burthens ��� ol misery  antl woe,  and     others    vvho    follow  you,  pei hups,  just   us    enthusiastic  m  their  desire* to  solve   tins  pioblem   as  you, aie     Next.  1   11111   advised   to   leave   oil   bewiltleiuig  iliotouc   and   get   down   to   lacts.   Now  Mr   Moi timer,  it appeals to  me to    bo  very bud  tasto 0n youi  pint,  just after  placing  youiseli   in  tho  absiud   position  ns you did by attempting to piovo that  my   contention   thai   cajutal   nntl   laboi  have     11     community     of-   ml. lest,     is  j,_i_oiig,_.whilt'__at_llio_samo_tuno_ admitting it  to   bo light,   then    devoting  tho  balance   of  youi* letter   to    tlumonsti tiling that ov'stnig conditions   .no  wiong  (which assertion    1    havo   aievoi disputed)     and  which    is Us     foieign  to    the  subject  as  wus  your  persistent attuiupl  to   piovo     tliat  a*   presontn 1,011    ol   the  luct     that    capital   und  laboi   luul      a  ci'rlnui   coiiiiiiuiuty     01     inteiest,     constitutes!    an   attempt   ' to     jnsliiy     tliu  picsfiii'ielaliunsS  of labor mnl  iiipilnl.  It  appeals   bad Music,  1 lepeut,  mcupping -siuli  a bewildering position  101  jou  to olior a Ics.on t0' mu on gutting down  to   lacts.      1   Inn tliy  leel,       1   must   sny,  llku ill Inking knowledge at suih  '���'ouiitaiu.  Union Directory.  King Midas Turned All  lie Touched to Gold  by the finishing touches turns the embryo  garment into the individual garments. Imparts your characteristics, your likes, your  ideals.  Suits and Overcoats, $10, $12, $15, $18, $20  and $25.  Made by specialists, sold in 25 Fit-Reform  Wardrobes, two-thirds of them in charge of ex-  custom tailors.  By Express another lot of Priestlv's Cra-  vonette Uoats. See that Label is on the neckband of every genuine Cravenette garment.  333 Hastings Street, Vancouver, ES. C.  Self-Measurement Blanks and Samples on Amplication.  Mall Orders PromfitlY Attended to.  iwwwweowwww*8q-��esMe8iec��B*offl*��oo������a o5  EVERY KIND  o  0  0  i Job Printing Done j  SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.  Independent  Printing  Co'y  BASEMENT, FUCK BLOCK, VANCOUVER.  THE VANCOUVER TRADES AKD  Labor Oouncil meets first and thM  Thursday ln each month, at 7:10 p. sa.  President, W. J. Lamrick; vice-president*  P. J. Russell; secretary, T. H. Croee; financial secretary, J. T. Lllley; treasurer,  C. Crowder; sergeant-at-arms, C J.  Salter; statistician, J. H, Browne.  SHIRT WAIST AND L.VUNDRT  WORKERS UNION. No. 105-Mcet��  every 2nd and 4th Thursday ln each  month ln Union Hall. President, G. W.  Rowlands; corresponding- secretary, H.  Alltrec, 1027 Richards Street; financial  secretary, Miss M. Whltma��; treasurer.  Miss Jcolousc; delegates to Trades and  Labor Council, G W. Rowlands, J. Har-  glc, W. McDermott and I. J. Collhifft  WAITERS AND WAITRESSES UNION.  Local No. 28. President, Charles Ovcr;  vice-president, A. N. Herrlngton: secretary-treasurer, 3. H. Perkins. Meeting  every Friday evening at 8.30 o'clock In  Union Hall, corner Homer and Dunsmulr  street".   STRE1ST RAILWAY MEN'S UNION���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday of  <\ich month ln Sutherland Hall, corner  Westminster Avenue and Hastings Street  at s. p m. President, Ro*bt. Brunt; vice-  in oMdcnt, Chas. Bennett; secretary. A.  Cl. Perry, 33 7th Avenue; treasurer, F. C.  O Uricn; conductor, Ed. Manning; warden, A. J. Wilson; sentinel, J, Howes;  delegates to Trades and Labor Council:  C. Bennett, Robt. Brunt, Goo. Lenfesty,  A. J. Wilson and J. Howes,   UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets .every  second and fourth Wednesday in 'Union  hall, room No. 2 President, A. E. Coffin:  vice-president, Joseph Dixon; recording  secretary, Geo. Dobbin; financial secretary, J. M. Sinclair; treasurer,'J. Ferguson; conductor, G. Flnslcy; warden, G.  H. Blair; delegates to tho Trades and  Labor council, R. Macpherson, J. Sf.  Sinclair, Goo. Dobbin, Jos. Dixon. Geo.  Adams; delegates to the Building Trades  Council. M. McMullen. Levi C. DeWolfe.  INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF BLACKSMITHS, Vancouver Union, No. 15L���  Meets the first and third Monday ln each,  month at 8 p. m., ln Union hall. Homer'  street. President, Robert Gray; financial  secretary, George Nesbltt, 1207 Homtr  street; recording secretary, D. Robinson,  box 37, Vancouver, B. C; delegates to  the Trades and Labor council. William  Latham, P. Roolnson, R. Edwards.   TEXADA MINERS' UNION. No. 113. WU  F. M., meets every Saturday at 7 30 p.t  in. ln Forester's Hall, Van Anda. Preal- *  .dent, John D, Fraser; vice-president, J��.  W. Austin; secretary, Alfred Rapcr;  treasurer, A. G. Delghton; conductor.  Wm. A. McKay; warden, Henry Patter-  son.   CIGARMAKERS' UNION NO. 357���'  Meets the first Tuesday ln each month.  In Union Hall. President, C. L Kuhn;  vice-president, C. Parsons; secretary, J.  C. Penser, c|o Mainland Cigar Factory;  treasurer, S. W. Johnson; sergeant-at-  arms, J. Schuylmeyer; delegates to  Trades and Labor Council, J. Crow, C. L.  Kuhn and John Mlllan.   THE RETAIL CLERICS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets In O'Brien's Hall, the first awl"  third Tuesdays of each month. D. McLean, president; W. J. Lamrick. mci��-  tary. 2<8 Princess street   BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS AND*  DECORATORS, Local Union No. IIS.  Meets 2nd & 4th Thursday in Labor HalL  President, W. Pavler; vfce-presldent, W.  Halliday: recording secretary, E. Cruab,  707 Eighth avenue, west; financial secretary, A. Gothard, 822 Howe street; treae-  urer, H, MeSorley.   INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF"  Machinists ���Beaver Lodge, No. ��� IB.���  Meets second and fourth Monday in  each month ln Union hall. President. 3.  R. Edwards; vice-president, Fred Knight;  recording secretary, Geo Downey; Ilnancial secretary, H. J. Littler, 573 Hasting��  street east; treasurer, E. Tlmmins;  guard. F. Coughlin.  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OB*  Electrical Workers, Vancouver Local.  No. 213���Meets second and fourth Tuesday  in each month in Union hall, room No. i.  President, Geo. Cowling; vice-president.  R. P. Irwin; recording secretary, A. D.  Hotson, 635 Richards street; financial  secretary. John Dubberley, t^  AUXILIARY, NO. 1, LOCAL 233, LB.  T_. W. Telephone Operators���President,  Miss J. Hunter, S12 Homer Strceh, vice-  piosuloitt, Miss F. Livingstone, GCO  Granville Street; recoi ding-secretary.  Miss J. Browne. 827 ��� Kiclmuls Street;  treasurer. Miss D. Bentley, 1121 Seymour Street.  A Kaleidoscopic  Why. mi, a chlui piL'sldlng o\cr il meeting ol l'utii��0]il|in oiulnlbillH, �� Iio ��ould  bu guilty ol poiinltllng such a gloss  \loli\tlon of tlio lilies ol piibltu debato  would bu banished tu tho bcul tooltcrics,  ulieio conditions wcio moio In keeping:  with his intellectual development. In  conclusion, kny position at tho begln.-  nlng .of/tliis discussion-was this. 1 desired  to  call  tlio attention of socialists  the  unwisdom  of adopting as  their war  ciy   such   immoderate,   inconsistent,   un-  tonablo assertions as the following   "All  pioperty  is  robbery,"  tho   "laborer and  capital,st  havo  no   community  ^f  interest,"  without at tlio same tunc defining  exactly  what   is   meant  by  theso  assertions     Again, I doslio to say to socialists   this  aggiessno  spirit  displayed   by  pint of youi   members in, debate sa\ors  to   un  outsidei   strongly   oi   intolerance  mill lanaticisui.JVe-aie-not cicatod Alike  anil   cannot      think   alike;   oui   environments havo been  dillercnt.     We    cannot  Coino  to  liko  conclusions  on   ull  things,  e\en  If  wo would.   Wo  all ha\o n. common   inteiest  lit   bettering tho  condition  oi  humanity,  but wo have an     unaichy  oi   methods.     Kuicusm,   gasconade    und  insinuation   should   be  avoided   in  advocating a causo hav mg  foi   its object so  noblu a pm post!.    1 mny havo piobubly  committed u breach  of  theso ' rules,     in  ni   this  communication,   but   It    Is     not  with uny intention ol casting uny icllcc-  tloii  on  socialism     or     socialists.     For  while 1 lool: upon It as impiuctlcablo us  a wholo, 1 icspect tho motive behind ll,  and   1. bellevo   that,  If  modoiatioii  ruled  its   action,   it   is   destined   In   thu   futuro  to   bfconii; u  power  for  good   that  will  lmvo ,i lusting und  benoflclcnt effect upon civili/ullon. O. FOLEY.  Vttilcouvel,   Uec.   ���!,   11)02.  I  workingman has proved the salvation  of his country. Ho has shown himself  to bo practical and not doctrinaire, llo  has won in tho Antipodes. Sooner or  later ho will win out hero. Tho sooner  the  bettor.���Kossland   World.  JOURNEYMAN BAKERS' AND CONFECTIONERS' International Union o��  America. Local No. 4G. Vancouver, 3.  C, meets Cist and thud Thursday inl  each month, ricsidcnt, T Baxter; vice-  president, ,1 Ingles', recording secretary^  F. XV Bartle fmnncial secietary, M.  MacLoan. 21(10 Mestniitistor Avenue,  Mount PleusunL; cones;,ondmg secretary.  J Webster, 23it Westminster Avenue.  Mount rieasniit, trcnsnrci.  Manager Kont said ho couldv not pay  moro than $20 or thereabouts a month  to his operators who wont on strike for  moio money.     Uo has since offered  S10  a  day  to  scabs. It   is_ecrtainly _ ti ue  that anyone wlio  dooth evil  hatcth  tho  light.  PHONE I220A.  In a spirit of friendly sympathy, Just as j courso.  I would if a member of that body,  to | Men  aro human.  Workingmen Will Wm.      '  Australia und Now  Zealand nie    governed  to-day  by  the  worklnginnii,     and  flourishing.      There    nro kicks,     ot  Th��re  !s  much, that  is  wrong.  On    tho    wholo   tha  Carpenter and Joiner  516-518 Seymour St.  Between Pender and Dunsmuir Sts.  AH klndB of work In tills line promptly attended to.  JOURNEYMEN UAHllEUS- INTERNATIONAL Union, Xo. 120���President,  Fred Ilawc; vice-piesident, J. A l)ib-  den; corrcsponding-lumnciiil secretary, J.  A. Stewart, 01 Cordova St.. recorder,  W. Hawkins, treusurci, G Bovver, guide,  A. H. Lcgatt; guardian, A. 11. Anderson; delegates to T. &.. L. Council, Fred  Hawe and J. Clilman. Meets first und  thud Wednesdays of each month in Union Ilall.  JOURNEYMEN TA1LOKS' l.\'.0,\ OF  America. No. 178���Meets, lnsL and  tlunl' Mondays in room No. I Union  hull. President, C. Whal2n; vicc-prcsi-  dent, F. Logg, rccoidmg secretnry, F.  Williams,- i814_Scventh_uvenue_Wr;-fin--  ancial secretaiy, 'I'. Wood: tieu*.urer,  W. W. Toombs, scrgcunb-ut-ui ins, T.  Mutlicws.  UUILDEKS'    LA.'OUEUS'    I'EHRKAIt  Union.      No.     32,     Vuncoiivei���Meets  eveiy Thursday evening at S o'clock, m  loom  No. 1,  Union     hall President,  Fied Collins; secretary, II. Selleis, Western Hotel; delegates to Huilding Trades  Council, 11. Sellers, Chris Foley and  John Sully.  ^ThQ  ballot   Is   tha   only   weapon   with  whicli wo can light capital.  To use that woapon Intelligently > we  must know something about tho industrial evolution.  ,   1   ,     >  Read Collectivism. Cloljh, , 50 cents,  paper,  25 cents.  J. M.: CAMERON,  530 Westminster Avenue. ���  ���.  '-���    ,f'.-     1 '-   ������ ),���',.. ���> 1  _\- .i'-  I'AN'UOUVl.n TYl'OaiiAI'LllCAL UNION, No. 22G, meets the lourtlt Mon-  day in eiich ' month at Union Hall,  ricsidcnt, C S. Campbell: vice-president, II. VI. King; secretaiy, S. J.  Gothnrd; P. O. box (IR. tioit-smer. Oco.  Wilby; sorgpant-at-arins, A. 1''. Arnold;  executlvo committee, W. 11. Hunt, O. E.  Plorrott. W. Brand, Unlit. Todd, delegates to Trades and Labor Cnunrll, W.  Brand, S. J. flotharil, F. W. Fowler.  I :   GEO. HAY   :  A     Vancouver'*'  Pioneer    Clothes  ���      Ronovutor,' mates a suit now.  �� Dyeing and Repairing.  J^   '     216 Oameik St., Va.scoevkb.  ��� M  > 51  t ,���  Til  >    IE  t <  I  , J Vi  ,T v 1- ' 1  *���  �� THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY.  ..UKCEMBER   6,   1902.  8������<jD''sXS<��5^^  $300 South Sea Seal Overcoat  To Be Given Away on Xmas Eve.  Por every dollar spent With"us  between   now   and     Christmas   we  give u coupon entitling you to   a chance for this handsome and costly  ., garment.     You  get two coupons for a two-dollar purchu.se���live for ?5  agd no on.    The coal. Is now- on  exhibition  in  our  window.  ?  treasury,' is one of the ' mightirat/orgiiv | fragments: rX ./the Spoils arid Vonoibt-tho  '.old party candidates would bo elected.'  (Successor to Scott ^.Kennedy)  -  303 Hastings Street,       Vancouver, B. C.  No Weak'Spots!  Our UNION MADE Shoes  t'rom^Oaiiadian and American Union ��� factories are the  best in the land. Men's,  Ladies' and Children's Shoes,  durable and stylish,  y"' ���>  THE PATEIISONSISOE C0.,1D  301'Hastings St. :  BTES'ISTERVIKWEI);:  president of. the  of Hailway, Kni-  oii  tit - the Badmin-  in  order tlmt each  thu  expense  of  the  United Urotlierhood  ployees, was called  ton thc 'other day ��� hy The InrlepcwlonU  jukI found'up to his eyes in work, lie  is j. whole-souled fellow, amiable and  courteous, nnd withal n. ninn of strong  individuality, lie always found time to  talk to a labor paper, ho said,'and had  tlio lollowing lo say:'' ���,       "ii  "One of the iirst thoughts on .���-. labor-  rflue^Uons'that occurs to the:stranger on  .armal at'.Vancouver is'.the number and  jiumericul strength of its unions, there  "being no fewer than forty of them. affiliated, with its labor council. This.speaks.  well for the desscmination of information on union lines that has taken placo  jn  the  city.; ,;��� :'   .".'..V.���'.'���  "'The next Question: .that naturally  jtriscs refers to the solidarity .of the  jinions. /'Numbers, count for nothing; if  not united as to action. 7   .   , .;*.  "'Then follows the.q'uery as to what  is the. ultimate object and    ; .-  '. ; iJestiny. of;; Labor- Unions.     -  "Whnt; arc they /really" tb-accomplish, and  will  the r .world;, he. bcniltted .or/, injured.  3)y  their, growth  or, deyelopmonLV: ;;  "Your space will not permit of the  -treatment: of other questions; cxhaustive-  3y oiv''> otherwise than- in :a. collective'  jiianner, and ,1; shall, so . attempt, : to  -treat/tlieiiY. ������/'.'" '. XXX;:-i "' ���.';'���������/  "Society, us now . constituted,!, and  commercialism, Sunder the present. 'competitive' system, , whereby , every; man: is.  in a sense, the.enemy pf.all othersV absolutely compels tlio creation of la'bor'  unions/through* the operation.- of //the  first law. of nature, 'self preservation:'-,  "Business ':(so-called.), is ..war aiid -nothing else; -Tho rulas.of business 'are .to  _��Cl all tlie-wealth-that can :possibly be  acquired and to .give in return, just- as  littlo as possible; -Applied to v'.commercial transactions it - means .'to -outwit;  your ; neighbor if: possible-and to "take  liis goods, 'wdres:; and 'money from him  ���amd add tliem /to;,your.. 0'wn. hoard. Xhe  merchant "buys as cheaply . as he possi-  Wy can, and sells at: the highest llgurea  *. obtainable. ' .,;,'; v v.! .:":;_.���'.  "Tho employing class require;the longest hours of service that! can.. be\had  from .their employees and pay: them .in  return just as little as they will possi-  jbly accept. ,  "We behold the great mass of humanity going.abbut its daily routine figuratively bearing "aloft .banners on which  ~ iiro-inscribed-'FC'aCe-on^t'urthf^gpod-w 111^  to men;' 'Loyo; thy, ., neaighbor . as  Ihy-clf,'. tho 'Golden; rule,', and' -other  lieautiful and inspiring legends; while at  tho same time actually doing all in , its  power to drive peace out of.the land, to  deprive the neighbor of his wealth, tho  competitor.of his substance and the cm-  l>loyccs,   the men   who  toil,  of'the very  food     and    clothing  may  he  enriched  at  others.  "This   we  call  civilization.  "It  is   this  condition  -which  makes   it:  necessary  for  wage earners  to  :>       Eliminate; Competition *s  from among themselves to'axcrtativ extent in order, to maintain'existence, and  this they alone can do ihrough ���>.- the  medium  of unionism.  ��� "iiut the. ordinary ..union,' while;. ciTec-"  the for a short. ti 11,10, is ,soon rendered  migratory, by the everlasting encroachment of capital -'which is:. sleepless in  working: o��t new plans, by which to  stiU further swell its, gains, aiid while  not apparently* decreasing-the insome of  wage-workers-, it 'in-" reality^/does' so to  its own immense ; profit by. perfecting  great;,trusts' and monopolies ^controlling  every avenue of ! production/; through  which means the wage-worker is obliged  to;-pay a greatly increased price, for'  food, clothing, rents and .everything that  enters, into the,daily:'lu'c ol/.himsclf and  family, which though not apparent ;to  those; who; give, no-thought to the subject, is in. reality a vast reduction in  his wages,, because of the decrease.. iri  tlie purchasing: power; of .tho compensation he receives. XiX -������ :y-i ''-'-V.:\ /';'  -''It is apparent, then, that capital'has  met     the: 'first   '��� move : ..   of labor  into .��� trades,, unions by itself ���'perfecting;^; .. vust .... unions; . ii 'of - capital  designated trusts,; to': compete:. with'  which; tho .individual; trades'-union' is as  powerless as was the individual employee to cope with .liis wealthy employer before thO;advent of his. trade union,  "indeed, the trade union itself-'is  merely the extension of the. principle of  individual action to a number of individuals instead of each acting separately  as before, but it is a class movement,  and cannot;be completely' successful until it becomes: a muss movement. /.     '  -"In order to preserve, existence ' the  trade unions, now conlronted. with tho  trusts, infinitely more powerful than tho  former individual employer, find themselves  obliged to still-further   " increase  lion  treasury,  wealthiest  ' fbe;SaJt:I--:.: :;':'  |6|:Life'v;  ; is busincHS.' Wo want, moro of  it. We'll got it if an out and out  bargain will fetch it. ..:...'.  Mow Is This  A two-qua'i-t  Hot Water Bottlo  or  Fountain Syringe  75c.  1 The McDowell, Atkins,  Watson Co., Ltd. Liability |  UP-TO-DATE DRUGGISTS. ��,  _ 1    1    -     w I ions' amalgamated in tho: ohe 'Industrial  �����&S)������<SS����������������3��������&&Knion'' and" with IU two mniion^ollai'  their, strength.by fonning -'industrial unions,', labor councils,, and ��� federations. J'X  "Tho , .'trade inion' is. an .organization  of :-vugc-vvorkors7in70no. trade.* although  there may bo many ,tradcs:.in ono/industry, under -the. control, of, onu; employer;  or ono employing company or corporation. .. ''���' X-y'Xi"'- ��� ������-���'  .,*..) . *' "An 'industrial Union';' !  is /���:.', an organization of. all ���". - employees in 7 one 'great ' industry,  though thore^_inay_ bei.._i_.n.i dozen.  izations ot working men in tho world.  "The Amalgamated Society of Kail-  way Servants of England, Ireland,  Scotland and Wales is composed of railway employees of every calling, all combined in the one society. It had* almil-*-  ' and a half dollars, in its  iind is the' ' largest.  Cud most, powerful railway brotherhood in existence.  "The great combinations of wago-  wirners aio called Into existence through  the lorcu of circumstances which , they  cannot routst and must ultimately lic-  cuiiio greater .'und greater In order to  maintain existence for the coinmuu people, tho men who work. ���  "Thuuvce.it message of l'rcshlent  lloosevelt to the congress of tho United  tUalcs, treating, of tiiis subject, you will  note, says: *; '    .-  " "J'iils is un era of federation and  combination. 'Exactly us business men  thoy must often work through corporations and us it is a constant tendency of  lho.su corporations to. grow larger, so it  Is often necessary lor laboring iiieii to  work in federations nml. these have be-,  eoine.iiiiporlu'nt factors in modern indus-  u-ial life.' .-.:..   V  "Jt should bo  Clearly Apparent to All --  that the march o(v'evenls will iiot per-'  met a halt with the first'simple''form of.  ���trado; union,' but through sheer force  of the combination,.movement conipejs  the.creation of industrial unions end  great federations and ��� beyond''that,"  what'.'  .."We are now' fuee -to face with the  ultimate uud inevitable destiny of the-  uiiio'ii nioveiiu'iit as uppliutl to both Capital, and laboiv .-'���.,''  - "Jt is well known tu alt thinking persons, that in tho .governmental allalrs  capital,'.'although concentrated in ^liu  lmnds of a few jn'en,, and although these  fow men .as - compared to the ', whole  mass, are insignilicaiit in .point of nurn^  'here, control's ..all' tho avenues. ol'-govern-,  ment ' .     :?i '-t.'  ��� "Tlie groat body of. common, people,'  though deludodvwith the i>retext of - iii  moio, have really no voico in govorn-  incnt.: -Capital, to -increase, itself .-.'.still,  further, controls the nominations,'; there-'  by "making tho 'matter of voting'merely,  perfunctory .as the result '"has hitherto,  speaking broadly, been the same us ���.be':  tweon capital ' and labor, no 7 uiatter,  which, set of nominees were elected bo-,  cause ;both wore dictated by the capitalist class, and . were'1.subservient, thereto  after taking; ollice. Jyi'ly.. y'y';i-  i "Capital, especially in tiio . 'tales',';  controls, the'executive, legislative a��d,  judicial* branches���''or.-'-llio; :gbyi:rjilnicntV;  Strikes;- speaking . from-; a.-.bfoad .stanrt-..  point,,. havo been incllecti'vc because of  the .control - of, capital 7 oyer "������������'goy-  ernment. The striko being forced;;<as in  .tho case of,the striking 'V teamsters - in  San* 'Fi'aucisto,'; in : 196lv::byV:tho .':-.Ei'"r  ployors'-Association,: .with the f-hyowed  intention-of destroying the uniqnisni, ol  wage-earners'.. in, Sah ''.''raneisco, -(iUolf  being a union , oi about or.o thousand  miilionaires), and no'-;..sooner- is-.'.'the  strike .declared, thhn' the police; -b'y " order; of the oinployers,a1-o called .out to  lirovoko by lis. presence violence"; among  the. lawless element ��� which has no-connection - with Hhe :)ahbri unions and then  using any 'untoward i acts;.. lis 7d, jiretext,  wlilplil are. oxaggeratod"���."ami"multiplied in  tho subsidized press,: tho peaceable strikers who nuiy he,.pleading with .non-union  men not to 'scab,' are clubbed and shot  back; to: work.,,; The loaders; are ."7-    7  . Thrown, iiito :7 dail ���'*,.* "'  for coiispiracyi- at tlie. instiyatiou of. the  conspiracy of tho euiplpyors, -and:, the  striko dwindles down;,. nad.;d;sai)pears.:r-  .';Tho striko, itherefore,* is but a relic  of .'barbarisni'* in .handling ., the wage  question, "and outside of exceptional  cases-, is not really,, effective iin accomplishing the 'desired, end. ;-*",.  ���'It is not really, olTeclive,' if even tho  striko should bo won,' as capital, - puts  the cost of living'up. nnother notch,  r.s-  separato trades involved therein, into  ono Imighty organization for the purpose  of acquiring sufllcient power to copo  with the great consolidators of capital.  tal.,7 'V '"'     J.    ���  "The. United Mino. Workers, tho Anial-  gamated Society of; Engineers ' and the  Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants of England. Ireland, Scotland and  Wales are all 'industrial unions.'  "The ttnitcd. Mlno ' Workers, .which .is  just now tho most proimincnt organization in oxistenco.is. composed of . tho  coal minors, slate pickers, pumpmen, engineers, firemen', nnd In fact evory 'triide'  connected with the mining of poal in tho  Eastern States nnd Ib made up of what  wns once a number of small 'trade unions' of theso different classes of men.  "John Mitchell, tho great.president of  the United Mino"Workers',-, In a recent  newspaper Interview stated to tlie civilized world that no other form of organization could'ever .have in ado, any progress whon pitted against'the immenso  power of tho 'combined 'coal' operators 'of  the east. ,        '^'7^' '-'���'. :"'-7.' '���'  "The Amalgoniated Society Aot; Engineers is composed ioi a;dozen'"trado tin-  "llut tho light breaks and the anion  men wero united at last ami voted on,  election day as thoy n.a.rched on labor  day, and the young ghuit became .'the  leader of the mighty city uud how well  he served the people, the whole 'people,.  not any class or part of them* (wo do not  want that), tho world knows and tlie*  domoniae laugh has been changed to a-  whimper of fear that tho ihunC'.'s for ilium* plunder7 may become less and less.  "There iu but one natural and logical  out:omu of this'world movement.  "A union is a government. Wu also  exltt under a political govern ment i We  then live In and iiay taxes lo .suiqibrt  two governments at the same , time,  whVii olio shoul'1 answer the purpose.  The second government, thu union, ; ,s  created; of necessity, becauso the first  government is in tho hunils. nf; the  money itower and is, therefor..*., interest-  eilin despoiling the great''nins.s of  7 Thc. Common l'cople ",'������  in order to\pilo:Up lnaiuinot.ti fortunes  in the hands of. the fow. T'le Iirst go^'-  ernment does not perform.for the people  all of the functions���actua'-!y ilevoKMng  upon the .governmentwilh respect!"to  the ;genoral -public. *,  ''t*'or,this reason the socoii*.! -govern-;  ment is 'forced into existence to- seciro  for tho wage-earners sulllcient of the  wealth Which they: product; In- enahie  them to exist. '���'.".'*'7.-.  "The first government is in the liands  of the small predatory class. Tho ;sce-  ond is composed or will shortly,; bo ..of  the mighty mass of ilie.-common peoiile.  Here, then, is where the last great battle will be fought between, those who  work and those who, like the.'Old'-jinn,  of the Sea,! sit astride - thoir hacks and  suck-their life .blood.'   '���-���ii  "There can bo;but one result, niul thut  will, bo the' final anialga'mtion of- these,  two form's of go\*eriun��i l, witli tho restoration of the political government to  the common people, the taking���.'"over.''of  public ���- utilities 'by the Wholo people' and'  thu Regaining,-by them of jthe".control of;  their, own alVairs, together with perfect:  eqiiiill ty before - the I iiw and the j'right of  oaVh individual -to the-product, of 'his"ln-'"  bor.-';. -,e ���''���>'. ;r.'*7;7'V'-:';i .���--' ���.-.- '''V7'7 iji in  "What do; yoii think ' is1; the present  situation in Vancouver ;with unionists,"  and are they doing their, part. toward  bi'inging. about; tlio; solutions .of . these  great problems?" asked ,Tho:-Indepenil-:  ent.''*;' 'Ay -;;���'..).". ,���*'-_.' ���;, -.-���:.'���. ;,���;.-,; 7 ,..',;.: l';X.  .. "The. situation", upon :ti. close 1 analysis  seems to be 'ii:':.ycry; coniiilex'Vone..; -��.Wo-  find many, :, unionists; here;: inso fai-: us  their ,'cnroilment in tlieir-;respective' unions aro; concerned,, but "iaiso'V observe  dilVerehces aniong'vthein';; ^which are :iiov;  conducive, to theVJiestin'torests or'uii-'  ibuisni. 'if'' '��� '��� XX'l 'yJ'J-i- ���',.[-;. J: iJAl  .���".There.-are the;'trado.:.unldn|'sts_7 pure  iind '. simple;, who are'laboring ';.': on; the  ���inos'of;'trade;autonoiny/. which is only  anothei'Vnamo foi*.'-''.keeping, thi). -Avorlieis  scparatoil; fj-bni each othor, which ;is. tho  constant*:el.'ort; of capital:7fV;:*7"' -.V7' A  :, "There ai-b severul' "factions' -of,,. '**������������  ecoiioniic . iiioyenient', some of. whom arc  "X '-."SI.'-'B ������;" .viold : a; iittle/hi oriler * to  brihg^tiic otheiv fellow' to'-'their "-'wny.-'1 pf  tliinking,7.;but'���'���.iiiust hayoVhiiii;, '"go. from  Z<Jr�� .. l?-;*.A0-('^V l''e, *Urst;sl>ei) or tliey will  liave;iibne;of:;him; :.:yi "l'il''"AJJ. :'WV  ;TI,"r<!;;IU'l!V��'uny nien 'of niany.; ni'inilsV.  nmi;.lie,;wlio labors for "tlio general, good  will, not./"adopt   iin   lincomproniising : at-  ' '     " ; laboring J. ih tiie  buti'l'-uli  -'[��� Itaplh's great guessing contest is now oh. Tho person who guesses  tho nearest to the;number of beans in thb bottle in.pur window:gets a'  'rETUIIN; TEIP TICKET' TO   NEIW YOKK. .-. 7,.     ';  1 ONE GlESS FOR EVERY DOLLAR YOU  1 -v." -.'"'-,..;"���jfi-.'-Xi-Xi^^msiy Xi yy  2        Buy your heating stovo horo and then guess away; *a  %  .T'"     .���;.;''.:: '���*-   -: ������������' .-s6i,E;AGEKT: -...       [a :.'-,. [-iy-'i ������ x%i  'rttm;9%9&9W^^  ing the successful strike us :a basis for  so doing,7and makes * back from the  wage earner ten dollars" in 'profits' on  food sttilTs and toxilo fabrics for each  dollaV grudgingly accorded ln raising  wages. '.  / '  ' "But* tlie ninsses 7are .slowly'awakening; Light "Is breaking in tho7cast, hut  tho first warning of Ito Coming was heralded  from  the west.    '.'  '"After the mighty stiviggl. iii ; Sail"  Francisco in 1901 hctw��.'n the Llinplciy-  ers' Associiitlon and the unions, with nil  the vast power of the oily .government  nnd its polico department nn the side of  capital, tho eyes of the masses were  opened. Tho election' of mayor came mi.  Capital put up Its usual.representatives  on both side", but,tho masses called out  a third from''tholr own:ranks���a young  giant of the west; a giant In stature  and intellect; nurtured an ona of the  common- people, himself tho head and  front of a labor union, and said thoy  would havo him and none other to  guide tho groat city in. its onward  course...' /Capital laughed, /that horrible,  deop, demoniac laughter of Mcphislo in  Faust; and said thoro was no. unity in  unionism, and that all had thoir'pricey  and their ranks'would bo"    shattered" to  |"RAINGO ATS  It seems as though wo could not say too much about oui- present  I stock of raincoats.   . "i'i,:. /,'"::    V"   ''  They arciiuado of tho famous cravonotto cloth,' and, in colors of Ox-  |ford  greys, - fawns,   olive  greens and. browns.;; 7   AAAl- ��� fi'' -i:   'X-i'l'i,  Tho  beautiful^Oxford greys seem to havo tho call," as far as, color  I goes. -   ".. ���.'���'". .'.'>.���-��� ;-.'_ -,.'���,;    .,;.;. , ;; J; ..������.; .-.���' xX'Ay: 1 ���  Thoy^ havo  the  popular 'cu lis and slash pockets/ * 7 7   . 7..,,..;-   -  ; Tiio. sizes ruii from  thoso for/boys: of-nino ycarg of agd'Up.to sizo  i'l-i'-ln'-'nich's./i-, ".';;*_:''. -iyf 1  :'*.'".:��� /':',../ ";'���'���' ;;-���;/// ;: V|'-''V;-7.V .77 'v.- /'';/Vi.S7;  ''vj(B>HN#��NivkERf����T.;^  104-. and 100/ Cordova Sired".   'A.  '   V:VV:VV-;iV  Trunk Store 12? tlastlnes'st., 0|)t). Vm. lSal|!li's.     V v   >  >: "We'lia-re'no^  and-have .made; a. very low-., price.7 on* them to elear/themout'iiv a hurry; ������>} 7.;//  COAL BASE BURNERS, COAI/HOT DRAFTS, VWOODVHOT' DRAFT  PLAINAIR TIGHTSVCAST TOP AIR-;TIGHTS,'ETC;,ETC; / -;7,:, X ;./���/;;.;/ ;  Phone 44,  ; -,122 .Cordova Street;, Vancouver;iTC.C.  PhohS 10631:  litudo  towards  same 7. gciipral  .with-  those  field 'of work  should;;., 7,7     .,', Xy-in yXy.-.i,  V/V/V/Coine "li/CJo'a/Little,/'' 'V-;/V  -��:.1"^ .!'^ 110 ^f^Vv'Vh^'I'le/isVafrccteil  in order; to/.bring -ahout-'unity.''/' -,������/"/  - "WUI!,��"t* /"Hy':; we, are ii0 liettcr oil  than.;wo,-were as . individuals' iinii".  out unions.at nltl  7';Jlqwcyor, wu may .difi'cr-nsVto;details  wp;,niu��t,suppress-iliirerences;and. beeomu  united,-oii;:tlie lnain'/que.stibu. 7,  .'-.rSpliilarity. secures success, /'aii<i'."'-iii*"'no''  other why vvill we over./secure it: - '/;-7  '.'Take.,the ipiestirin Uis-ii, whole, anyone -will -acknowledge/ instantly -that 'if  all unions,: all wage-earners,, all lyorking  nien, .i,n 'a'-word, the masses of the com-'  .'"."JLzPggiilg; w*ore *;to^unite^uu7nny7i)no;  just proposition, they coiild and would  accomplish * it immediately, irrespective  of trusts, monopolies, courts or governments.  '    '.':" -���''"'/.'' -'"'',  "Then why waste''time in ' splitting  hairs, over methods and lose sight" "of  tho main object to bo gained. '���:.',  ,-,"Uaiity is tho one' prerequisite to success in this/ movement,.' und when .the  unionists of Vancouver learn.this, when  thoy .learn that thoy iniist acquire jior-  ,'ict solidarity, .moving us n coimimc'.* ���  and unitedly ns u cannon bull, thoy-will  then accomplish the greatest possible"  good and the only road to tho '"desired end Is through -*���������������'���-'.-  V/V     "UNITY  OF   UXJON1STS.''.       V  'J'ilK   SAVOY.  The.   prograi u    next  week  at;  guy llttlo  theatre  will  bo  n  good  t*\ "' .  this  ono.  The following will appear for the first  time: Olvlo, tho Roman gymhast, will  produce Ms fumoiis novelty, the J'iro  .Spitting Dragoon; tho eastern stars/  Larry ai(d Amnio: Connera, society sketch  artists; Jliss Oeorgla White, the dash-'  .'ng serio-comic; Jliss Mabel .Jluoiu,./tlio  groat" coon shouter; JIlss May Wardo,  tho chartnlng balladlst. -Besides these  tiio following old favorites will; appear:  Tho Shaw, Sisters,.character,;,;changes  artists; tlio 'great Vivian;; ,1'ost/',''aiid!  Ashley,;." iri a new cdhicdy sketch; 'Alt,  r.//.T aines; Mackdynhd - Crblx.7' Jas.'1 P;  Bost: and .stock will appear in tho if unny;  conic'dy./iThejpid. Toll,G'utc.'Admission  two'":and;fbur bits. ' ���?���-.'���' ���'���' '[AJiAAjA',X'J.--  .  X'--.. --;-*...���:';"..'...','.-:���:; J'..". -::-.,:,:::   ��7.'i "���;-.,: -- ^.-.iyy-yj: V .yy.yy yyy iyi: '.w,*'- ���  /^  ���ii'^.li:  W^W^&i^MfM^MW^i&^  UIOIiOEIlSVSlirPLIES;/;;  '"' '""ti��m"  \mmm  'h,'[:  ll^f^iLLlUPPLiE^ETC.  .^;'i'i.':-;.';: '���-;'"��� ."..'���-;.("; -v..':.,;-:. "'.:*;-:..',���.;:'--'.'  m  ^Because /ive'7haVe*���theV'stpck .to/7  //-. supply/you'tlie?besiAJ-if ��� ';XI ;���;'Ajy  '-.'Beeause''our' attention"will/assure! [JJ  lyy lbest',service;;.:;?i:;;'4! AAiJAt-XriAyiXA  / Because:;^eV;cari^saye;!*^tf;time/i  ;'i;jand;:money.'77//:-77;:/7.7'V:V/;^  7__efeuse;:one;bfae^:''is/a;s'tep;tb-V*;  Z;;V/wards';a:permanent'customer/r:?*'  |/V;;v-:''V/;;^^)*v;:*^3397;He^tm  ��������SX9S��(i^^  99 9  09 9  ;The| Gt^at;;Famit>e B>Mr^-.  ly'X-y.::  V /7 ^If ryQur-d&a;^  ���^^^V:V''-V;^:;^^:P^    yyX'xyx&popmii^^  Vancouver,; B.C.,  )��t&ams)  JUST FOR Ac  TRIAL ORDER  ,���r-rmakp up-a dozen or two-of  i: "FLAT  GOODS"  an*"  allow Vmi  to  launder them.  -I-....: We will send for them "and send  them > homo  beautifully d<,no*up.  ;'V"V.;//v; The-Cost.is Xa-'-X':  7 ;/.    Only 24c, a doz. 'X -  You, must be���falr, and s��nd us  �� fair proportion ot  largo     and  small pieces���towel's,    pillowslips,  ;   sheets,   bedspreads,/ dusters     anil  ���'-.:  such like goods^-goods that" can  bo put through tho mangle. ������������������Xy.Xi,  );C:.PldNEEil^il  X^��o^9ih'ii^^t^Wix^'^.'it^'  liy ''/.Bra_ich';offlco'iri*.Arcadb;".'.���?',*'/:  Ay J'yX iif>fyi ;��,!WI,-' '1176; V: -J'.f ly v,^  Bcginiiiii| Toiiiig  VWhch i eyes'; aro ��� found     to'-.havo".  any  defect,  however, slight,  thcroV  Is but one thing- to doi'Provldo '     ,  glasses early.   Havo them oxamincd -i fy-  by our/doctor of. optlcs,< Mr./ Al- < ���"  Ian, and'got a, pairv "to" .;flt-,'you;< Ip;  liroperly,;AlUwork;gii'arahtcod. / ;/^'  lo :.-ii:o,'y.fti";i':Xi.i&ti.ria:'fiyd7aniiX.i:  Advertise In The Imlej>��iideii*.  a " -���   Tho Jewelers and, OptlcUos^'  : yi I.  [ii^i:yltfiXMtya.M?ftX;^.;tjA^  ��� �����,���,��� <*4> ��� ���' ���������������������'  -&ly


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