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 ���   atm  THE ROYAL BANK  .   OF   CANADA  . . BAVDJG8   BANK . .  T   A, CMserat Banting Buslntsa  -        Tr&nsaoted.  OTFICBS-Haiitlnga  Street,  W.,  ~~ "" '   "     Avenue, Vancouver.  ^��lslatlvei��_r'y Mar. n,  '���a.  It. C. FERHASEftT LOAN AKD  SAVINGS CO.  Authorized Capital . $10,000,000  ,   Subscribed Capital -  .  1,500,000  Assets Ovcr ....     300,000  Head Office, 821 Cambie 8treet,  Vancouver, B. U.  *' I  !s   -  VOL.  ?���% ^  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1903.  NO li).  FOLEY'S CAMPAIGN  ^Reports From All Parts of Burrard Electoral, District Indicate That Foley, the Independent Labor Candidate,  Will Be Elected by a Very Large Majority  ���Workingmen, Do Yotu* Duty!  Advices from all outside points indl-  '���fcate everything as being * favorable to  Chris. Foley.  Van Anda���At a meeting; on Tuesday  night the miners' resolved to support  Girls. Foley.. He will get 85 out of  about 100'votes. Foley got a rousing  reception. ,   ,  ' Port Esslngton���All safe for Chris.  (Foley. The Liberal Association have  practically denounced the tactics resorted to at the primaries held in Vancouver. Macpherson's advance agent  ��otu very cool reception and was glad  to get away.  Herriot Bay���Twenty out of about 23  ���f the votes here" will go to Foley.  . Port SImpBon���Solid for Foley. Dr.  Mcinnes will get a few votes, but nobody has spoken so. far__,aa being ln  tavor of Macpherson.  Gibson's Landing���Everything hereabouts indicates a safe victory for  Foley.  Keade- Island���Foley .la the popular  -candidate here.  Port      Moody ��� This     Conservative  u stronghold is solid for Foley,   At thc  last election Garden carried this polling division.  the same rate it will take about ISO  years to reach tlie high, water .mark,  and so "Bob" is quite safe in coming  out so boldly on "that point.' They  worked the national policy ory in the  east for a couple of decades, but talk  about your talk-abouts, "Bob's" rally  ery takes the cake. Whoop 'er up, old  hoss.  THE LIB NAILED.  The following telegram and rejoinder speak for themselves:       "'  u  ,' ATLIN,  B.  C,  ���  '  ;- fJan.~29, 3.15p.m., 1903.  ���Chris, Foley, Vancouver, B. C:  "Wire circulated here McPherson's  ���representative'states eighteen unions  .Ior Foley, twenty-eight McPherson.  Signed, 'Watson.   We will give you, a  4��lg majority here. -    .  E. L. BURDETT.  *'���.-.     *  ..'.'it. FOLEY..."._^_ ..  -I. HASLETT.  Regarding the telegram sent to Atlln that the labor ;unlons are support-  1015' 5 Mr.' - Macpherson,. the following  f statement' haa -been niade by Mr. Rus.-  sell," secretary of the Trades and Labor  council: j -  "Havins been approached by a delegation of Mr. Foley's committee as to  the truthfulness of the statement con-  4alncd ln the above telegram, I would  .flay, that, as far as I know, nine unions have endorsed Mr. Foley. None  bave endorsed Mr. Macpherson.  "Mr. Foley has been endorsed also by  tho Trade's and Labor counoil, repre-  ���sentlng 34 unions.    Delegates from 27  unions voted, three unions refusing to  ."rote, while four were not represented.  Yours truly,  "F. J. RUSSELL.  "Secretary Tradca Council."  NOT-TALK, BUT VOTES.  The people are expressing themselves  in favbr of electing a strong man as  their representative for Burrard In the  house of commons. But-it is not talk  that counts. On Wednesday the votes  of the people will do the business.  One of the tliree candidates���Mr. Foley,  Hon. Dr. Mcinnes or Mr. Macpherson  ���will, Jn alt human probability, be  elected, and it will be the influence of  the winning candidate, who certainly  will be Chris. Foley,' that will shape  the great question of anti-Mongolian  legislation at Ottawa during the com  ing session, and therefore it Is the  bounden duty of every voter to recog*  nize his responsibility In the contest  and get out and vote for Mr. Foley.. -If  a lew voters throw their- votes away  on either the honorable doctor or Mr.  Macpherson, either may possibly be  elected, and the-constituency, for the  remainder of the term at least, condemned aa not being sincere In. expressing Its views on the Chinese and  Japanese  Immigration question. 'It is  all very well for'the   people   to talk  >   1-    itiif. . ,   -  ab,q\it the, desirability   of selecting a  strong-man, but .then those who agree  with them on this issue will expect to  see them get out and vote for the man  of their choice, Chris. Foley, the independent labor candidate. The polls  close at 5 o'clook p. m.'  try;. Yet not a solitary word Is being  said by the government' candidate  about lt. He has said so for nothing  about tho labor question or even referred to trade matters. He ls simply  a slave to his party and* nothing more.  This Is not to the best Interests of our  tvestern country. Eastern members  don't care a rap about the west. A  western party must be built up If the  question of trade and commerce ls to  he advanced.  Vote-for Foley.  FOLEY AND THE PROGRESSIVES.  The World of Thursday prints an article on "Foley and the Progressives,1  and criticises him for being president  of the provincial party. In this regard  Mr. Foley is perfectly consistent. The  party was .formed at Kamloops for  purely provincial purposes. We print  elsewhere the platform, and any  clauses in it lhat may be construed as  bearing on federal issues will be supported by Mr.-Foley. No progressive  person will take exception to that platform excepting partlzans. Evqry elector who has listened to Mr. Foley's utterances 'knows exactly his views on  the live issues of tiie day. But this  cannot be saicf of the World's candidate.  The ninth, clause in the progressive  platform refcra to compulsory arbitration. The principle of compulsory arbitration is approved by most organizations. The fact is also apparent  that before compulsory arbitration can  bo satisfactory under present conditions a government in sympathy with  the rights of the people must bo in  power. It would be folly, to leave the  enforcement of compulsory arbitration  to a government controlled by capitalists and corporations whose interests  are directly opposed to those of workingmen. Any fair-minded man will  readily understand the situation.  -1> -���  RETURN FOLEY.  ���ijXtie Toronto World 'ha��- changed Its  views and now sensibly, exclaims that  there is no article" of the liberal faith  more essential than this: that the prosperity of a country is created, not by  ministers of the crown, or "Influential  people," or people whose names are al-  I  ^ays_b^Ingvpublishe~d"ln"the"Tpollttcal  and social columns of the newspapers,  l>ut by plain peoplo, the farmers .and  blacksmiths and carpenters, and merchants and men of science, who are  -working with the great forces of nature  to advance the interests of.the people,  and to make life for them better worth  living. The free and prosperous Canada of to-day has many debts of gratitude to pay, but none under Providence  greater than that which sho owes to the  pioneers and sons of toll, who atruck  tioldly Into; the forest, and enduring  hardship and 'loneliness and privation,  made the pleasant country which we  now enjoy.  Could there possibly be a man more  In touch with the country's 'builders  than the Independent. labor candidate,  Chris. Foley. Workingmen, you arc  not doing your duty If you don't return  him at the head of the polls on Wednesday.  WOULDN'T IT JAR YOU?  "Bob" has now gone the limit on tho  Mongolian question. He says he is out  for total exclusion. A' deputation, comprising Thos. Salmon, of Nanaimo,  jind Harry Cowan, and George Bartley  et Vancouver, went to Ottawa in 1890  and asked for the same thing. In 13  arejirs tliej* had raised thc tax i39,  At  THE INDEPENDENT liAIBOR CANDIDATE? ���  The Winnipeg Voice, ecfited hy Mr. A.  Puttee, M. P., has the following to say  regarding the election of our Illustrious  Independent   labor   candidate:   Chris.  -i.t .... .    'i,  Foley, the labor candidate, is making  I       ' ,1'H,   ,.   r 1.,       1       . , '.*   j  things pretty -warm in the election contest at Vancouver. At the public meetings that are being held he ls enthusiastically greeted, and lt is apparent  that he is the strong man of the three  candidates. The running now lays *tm-  tween-him and tho nominee of the liberal party, R. Macpherson. There  should not be the slightest hesitation  about supporting and working for the  election of Foley on the part of any  elector of Vancouver, be he grit, tory,  or neither, if they wish to impress the  people of the Dominion that they are  sincere and in earnest" in their demand, repeated tfver' and over again,  through their provincial legislature, for  an effective 'bar to Oriental immigration. Mr. Foley was one of the three  members of" the Chinese commission,  whose report is now 'before the country, and which the Dominion government is pledged to deal with at the  coming session of   parliament.'    What  better backing can British Columbia  give to the report of the commissioners  than to send Foley to parliament to  deal with any propositions that may  be based upon it. To send a supporter of the government, who is going to  give that support whatever happens,  as has been done in the past, is to  plainly Intimate that any shelving expedient will be accepted. The people  of British,Columbia should understand  that that' Is exactly the construction  that will bo put upon the action of the  electors of the Terminal City.  WESTERN INTERESTS.  ��� British Columbians must bear In  mind that they have a vast country to  develop. Then the question of the  hour with them should be how best to  go about It. Wo suggest that not an  unimportant" thing towards this end  that must be handled by men of ability  ls the trade question. For instance the  proposition to obtain reciprocity with  tho United States must bo taken up.  We get at the present time most of our  goods from the eastern provinces, but  reciprocity-ln a great measure would  put a stop to that. This would compel  eastern manufacturers ��� to come westward and Join us ln the building up of  our province. AU tho money earned  here h__ artlzans goes out of the coun-  ASSISTED IMMIGRATION.  '*,^ 'I        ,!     I  One thing that must be borne in  mind is that the Laurier 1 government  Is putting forth all its.energies to fill  up the Northwest with Immigrants.  Sifton makes a 'boast ot this and points  out that last year 75,000 "actual settlers  had come to tho Canadian Northwest,  In' other'-words -the-jNorthwesris-to  bo looked after and British Columbia  may go to the devil for all lt cares.  We are-opposed to the vast expenditure of money on immigration, and  when a,government has'ah immigration policy to build up one' section of  the country at the cost of the other  wo'say It is a policy of discrimination.  What has the Dominion government  ever done for our province? It simply  is holding it In reserve to be slaughtered at" will for the benefit of railroad  promoters and capitalists. It talks  about aiding railroads. That meaii3  that what-little of the province that  has not already been gobbled up by  land grabbers will be doled out piecemeal to such men as Mann and Mackenzie et al. The Immigration policy  of the government, so far. as B. C. is  concerned, Is (rotten. And yet we have  a government candidate in the field  who Is willing; to support it. Chris.  Foley, the independent labor candidate,  is solid on the Immigration question. ,  hlmBelf, but the exercise will be brae  lng and stimulating, and we hop* to  see the rise of a sound public opinion,  tn which mushy talk and sentiment,  combined with crooked conduct, will  not thrive. And we hold that thero ls  no .better time to make a move in this  direction than the present by returning  Chris. Foley to parliament next Wednesday. It will ibo an eye-opener to the  party ibarnacles.  RECIPROCITY.  As ls well'known one of the great  questions that will be revived during  the coming session of the house of  commons is that of reciprocity. We  ���have not heard the government candidate say one word on lt. The question  of reciprocity with the United States  ls all important to British Columbia.  We have many, many   things   they  elusion lu a moment. In a certain  meeting In that city lately, an Individual had ventured the remark that this  question of transportation was a disgrace to Canada. On the contrary, he  held that Canada had the best railway  transportation, according to numbers,  and the best canal service in the world.  The system of assisting private corporations to construct railways had  cost money, but was worth more than  lt had -cost. It was not as easy as  was said by some gentlemen, to give  a better system. THE ADOPTION OF  A GENERAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP * IN CANADA  WOULD NOT BE AN ADVISABLE  STEP. The railways of the west had  not met the obligations which their  charters had imposed upon them, but  then they would be forced to do so by  the government.   A RAILWAY COM-  iLABOR VS.  CAPITAL  PROTECTION.  ���Mr. McGeer aTgues well when he says  that laws designed for the protection of  labor should be enforced-hy the gov-  ernment^ltir"the���s"ame���consistency ~as  was applied In -the enforcement of laws  designed for the protection ot capital.  If, for instance, the collector of customs was Informed tliat a largo quantity of cigars had been smuggled into the  city, the information would be immediately acted upon, the cigars would be  confiscated, and the smugglers put behind tho bars. If Information were  given that aliens were being smuggled  in, and that the alien labor law was  being violated, on what ground (oula  tho Indifference of the government be  justified?  PARTY BARNACLES MUST GO.  An exohange says that the next few  months are likely to witness a competitions in political programmes. Some  of these may contain a good deal of  humbug. Politicians who care nothing  for principles may bo quito willing to  use them for purposes of death-bed  repentance. In order to distinguish  between the true and the false coin, lt  will be necessary for the people to think  for themselves, and apply to public  matters those principles of honesty and  common sense which they use In their  own affairs. The editor who has been  accustomed to depend on names and  traditions, leaders and newspapers, may  CHRISTOPHER FOLEY.  would need over in the States, for instance our pulp, ��� and they  have many things* that we need over  here. Therefore we see no reason why  a just and equitable basis of reciprocity in these71 things cannot be arranged.  Our local politicians are too busy washing up dirt that the great majority' of  the people care little or nothing about.  Chris. Foley, the people's candidate, is  solid on these matters.  ��� "Resolved���That Sandon Miners' *  ��� Union,   No. 81, of the   Western ���  ��� Federation of Miners, moct heart- *  ��� lly endorse   tho   candidature of ���  ��� Bro] Chris. Foley for the Burrard *  ��� vacancy. '  ��      "That they have implicit confl- ���  ��� dence in Bro.. Foley's ability and ^*  ��� sterling? worth.                   . *  ��� "And further���In wishing him a ���  ��� decisive victory   in   his   present ��  ��� fight, earnestly recommend   him *  ��� to the electors   of the   Dominion, ���  ��� constituency of Burrard,   as the *  ���~man-most-capable"_of-represeiit���e  ��� Ing In tlie Commons the best in- ���  ��� terests of the Province  of Brit- ���  ��� ish Columbia." *  SOLID POR CHRIS.  Foley's enemies ln Burrard are  claiming that Chris, has lost prestige  with thc workingmen of Kootenay.  These people are talking at random or  purposely misrepresenting. Foley Is the  strongest man in Kootenay, bar none.  If the scone of election was in this division Instead of Burrard Macpherson  would not savo his deposit. The miners of Kootenay know a good man  when they get along side of him and  they have no reason to change their  minds regarding Foley. Had Chris.  Foley chosen to remain in the Kootenay he could havo had election without a struggle to any office within tho  gift of the people.���Sandon Paystreak.  .MISSION WOULD BE APPOINTED  and would place the. government in a  position to deal with the question.  This -.would be the most effective 'way  to'dcali with this question. The new  project of the Grand Trunk Pacific  was another question of importance to  the west. So far as he was aware the  government did not yet know what  proposition the G. T. R. was going to  make to them. When, that proposition  was made such action would be taken  as was thought best for the country  If the Grand Trunk were prepared to  be of assistance to the country the  government would in all probability be  prepared to give them assistance.  The government candidate in this  bye-cleetion has said nothing about  railways. But he says he will support  Slfton. The 1 allying cry should be  down with land-grabbers.  THE CHINESE POLL TAX IS NOT  TO  BE  INCREASED.���World's   Otta  wa Special Dispatch, Jan. 29.  Si��� ifmt- vknrti  ulilRii   lAvior  SIFTON OPPOSED TO GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP.        /  ^Speaking at Winnipeg recently the  Hon.    Mr.    Slfton,    whom    candidate  Bob" Macpherson ls pledged to support, camo out flat-footed on the railway question. Ho said that the.question   of    transportation    was one on  find lt a little difficult to-strlke out fori which a man could not come to a con  Watch Chrls.'s majority grow.  We have heard that promise of a dry  dook somewhere before.  The people always get next, though  It may toko a little time.  Mr. Baxter is a heavy gun, but then  he Is .loaded with blank cartridges.  The Foley voto on the C. P. R. will  simply telescope that of Macpherson.  Chris, wins easy, "Bob" gets foundered, and the Doctor���well, he's distanced.  They say "Bob" Macpherson will bo  dead Id lt on Wednesday. Yes, lie  will���like the man ln the coffin.  It is Important to keep In mind that  the Grand Trunk Pacific railway'company Is not the Grand Trunk Railway  company.  Even tho Province Is forced to acknowledge that Chris. Foley Is thoroughly loyal to union principles. This  Is certainly a'testimonlal to thatjgen-  tlcman's moral worth.  Workingmen have a far greater interest at stake in the election of Mr.  Foley than the mere matter oC washing  the dirty linen of the -lucky and unlucky political beneficiaries. Chris. Foley has nothing to do with with this  sort of tiling, and' i.s too much of a gentleman to be implicated ln such Intriguing.  ���The "intelligent" voters these, days  are hearing, seeing and saying nothing, .but will work and vote for Foley!  on. Wednesday.  Premier Laurier has again promised  1  that he will do the right thing on tho  Chinese question.   There is an election  on in Burrard.  The Telegram says that they are trying to work up a little claque for tho ���  farce. Too much Slfton, but the boxes  and the pit are hissing.  All that now remains with the Grit  spouters is thoir stock of adjectives and  that very tired feeling that you read  about In the "quack" ads.  Women can put up a better campaign, better speeches and better poll-  tics than the dyed-in-the-wool liberals  are putting up ln this contest.  How shocked the Province will be to  learn that pledges made In opposition  have been violated by the grits. The  tories are also in the same boat.  Hon. Dr. Mcinnes makes it good point  when he says, for having "the ear of  the government," Vancouver only ha<S  $1 expended upon it to Victoria's S3.  Why are the cannery men so much Interested in the election of Mr. Macpher-  ison?     Is It on account of the traps?  Mr. Macpherson should rise to explain.. ���  There seems to be a   unanimity   of  feeling among the newspapers of the  interior  regarding  Chris.  Foley.    Anil  this is entirely to his credit.  He is well  known there, i  There is no gainsaying the fact that -  this campaign affords an opportunity of  a lifetime to return an independent la- ,-  ���bor candidate.     Workingmen, be truo ,  to yourselves next Wednesday.  Jim McGeer hit it Tight when he salS ���  this is an election in which the workingmen have an opportunity of sending  one of their own   to parliament. .  It  may not occur again* for some time..  ' **   *- *  Laurier should send out a genuine ,.  phonograph with some of.hls pledges .011\A,  the" Chincse'questlon, 'and,^-arIous',other,^  things that he'.made In 1900."   Tlie spur-'' '*  ious articles we'hear here get somewhat  mixed.  There are some little picayune intellects in the labor movement who  always find fault with the labor candidate. It is just this negative atitude .  in labor affairs that prevents greater  progress.,  Tlie clear-sighted electorate of Bur- ���  rard  will  show ,the Mongolian partyl   _  that, it approves of Chris. Foley's denunciation of false promises 'by returning him  at the head' of the polls? Oil   '  Wednesday.,  "Bob" Macpherson claims to be the  direct successor of the late Mr. Maxwell, *M. P. Mr. Maxwell was first  elected as an independent, pure and  simple, and how can he have the cheek  to decry independent candidates?  The way for a political party to keep  the confidence of the people Is first to -  keep  its. pledges,  second 'to  keep  its  pledges, third to keep its pledges. The *  liberal government has not done this,  and "Bob" Macpherson knows It.  Workingmen  should  remember that  tho advocates of Laurier fooled* them  "ohcerthat's~not their faultrNow if-the���  Laurier speelers fool them again, it's.  the workingmen's own fault.    Be true *  to labor and vote for Chris. Foley next  Wednesday.  "Wings" Wilkinson Is running a phonograph show in the Interests of "Bob"  Macpherson In, the northern part of  Burrard. But -the boys say they are  dead on to hlni and his aggregation.  Foley will get two votes to Macpher-"  son's ono up north.  The chief obstacle to having the newi  transcontinental line built as a state-  owned railway, is the fact that the  western representative (Slfton) In tho  Cabinet Is opposed to a policy which  would not enrich his pals, as the present railway policy docs, snys tho  Winnipeg Tribune, and yet "Bob" says  he would support Slfton.  When the Hon. Dr. Mcinnes polnfs  out the great work he has done foi his  country, having filled all the position-*  In the gift of the people for so doing,  it really would be driving an old and  willing hoise to do too much. The  honorable gentlemen having won his  spurs, certainly should give way to  ' Chris. Foley nnd allow hlni to take up  the great work where he hns left off.  IN  1; -,-  ' 1,".  ��  'i- %  V.  m  vin  ii"  It  n  Xttt  ,T-5".      ,  il  H  ���i  i  [Continued on I'sgo Tm 0.]  m  m  SWbJJOH.t.HitA'iUWimUHHJ THE INDEPENDENT;?  il"  ���a  SA'5t^AY....r.h.JAlWTARY 31, 1MST    ' jl  THE INDEPENDENT.  ���?^;B1i,SSSKr,    WEEKLY IN THE IN-  TJSRjaSTS OK THE MASSES  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  BASEMENT     OF     FLACK'    BLOCK,  HASTINGS STRKET. VANCOUVER, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTIONS IN  ADVANCE.  A week, 5 cents; month, 15 cents; three  months, *3 cents;  six inoulhs, Co cents;  one year, '1.25.  ENDORSED UY THE TltADES AND  LAKUIt COUNCIL, THE VANCOUVER LABOR PARTY AND THE  UUILDING TltADES COUNCIL.  FOLEY'S CAMPAIGN.  [Continued from Puro One]  The Independent can always be had  at Galloway's book store, arcade.  KATL'KD.VY JANUARY SI,  l!kV!  THE  ISSUE.  Let no subterfuge mislead ns. The  real issue in tin's campaign i.s that l;e-  twren the dominion -iiid privine; ,-;i  the Mongolian question. We must  either endorse or coudi-inn .'"no wilful  ltrosiltiitlon of this province to the yellow peril, and the novernmenl's arrogant disregaid of pruvinii.-.l rights.  XVe oainn.it escape the issue. Wo cannot escape iJve consoiiuen.-o ul- our  votes. The tjuoMlnn boron* us is  whether we are satisfied or flissnlisliccl  with the government's de.iling with respect lo this vjtn] question. And do  not forget thai our declnruilnii at the  polls may have momentous consequences. Our voice in this election  may determine the futuro altitude of  the dominion towards the piovlnce on  the Mongolian issue.  VOTK  POR POLICY.  FAIR W.W1B t'LAIIPB.  Al Monday night's meeting. Aid.  Morten and .Macpherson drew the council's attention lo clause No. '231 of the  Vancouver Incorporation net, nud moved that ii he enforced. Aid. Grant sot  very excited over ihe mailer, and suggested thai ils enforcement was optional with tlie council, nnd finally  when it was iead. said lhat lie remem-  ibcred It well thiu they all were in favor  of the fiilr-wiiRp clause. We might nny  that the council was always opposen  to this clause, and objected lo ils insertion in the act. and were made to  swallow it when the charier was being amended al Victoria in I'JOO by Air.  tllelmcK-en, M. P. P.. who was at the  time secretary of ihe private Mils  commit loo, and thanks to the worthy  aldermen for bringing the inn iter up  in the council.. The clause in question  reads:  "2:11. All municipal compacts shall  contain provisions whereby the workmen, mechanics, urtlzans, and laborers employed on municipal works shall  be entitled to not less than .such wages  and remuneration ns are generally accepted as curicnt in each trade J'or  competi'iit workmen In the city of Vancouver, and whereby all contractors  and sub-contractois shall be bound lo  ���pay such wages."  This is the last opportunity The Independent will have before election  day to appeal to the electors on Mr.  Foley's behalf. Go to Uio polls, workingmen, and prove that a bona Tide  trades unionist can he sent to purlin-  ineni  from  this district.  The charges preferred .by Air. Murray against certain people In the pivs-  oiit political contest are serious in tin*  extreme, and should lie fully ventilated  lu open court, and It I.s to be hoped that  the supreme court judge sluing on the  ease insists on a. full Investigation.  One thing parilculaily noticeable Is  the fact that at nil of the meetlngs'ln  support of Jlr. Foley the workingmen  show a disposition of determination to  stand by the Independent-labor candidate solid to a man. It is initio different at  the Alacphei'son meetings.  ��� Even the Globe admits that there are  arguments in many of lhe western  newspapers in favor of the government  I inking stock instead of giving subsidies  to new railways. Iiut both the Province and the "iVorld and "Bob" Mnc-  phersnn are dumb on Ihis question.  Mnrphei'son's supporters arc circulating the report thai Chris. Foley employs Chinese wliich is not so. But on  the other hand we are Informed that  Jlacpherson himself employs Chinese  domestics.- What -have his supporters  get to say lo this-.'  The AVinnipeg . Tribune says: Mr.  Sifton says that no "formal proposals"  have heen made lo the Government by  the G. T. Paciiic-Cox promoters. But  a resume of the Informal proposals  would be interesting. How does "Hob"  stand  on  lhe railway question?  The Province practically tells us  that after waiting all these years for  anil-Chinese legislation at Ottawa', a  few minutes longer won't hurt. "Tomorrow" seems to be the rally cry of  lhe government candidate. We want  the .Alongoliim question settled ���'today."  Like  one of  Clhi is.   Foley  on  to Ottawa,  those Greek tragedians,  marches remorselessly  where he will  end  the  Lowery's Claim has 'been excluded  from the mails. Our pure, saintly postal authorities liave had their line sense  of modesty shocked, somehow. If  ILowery's Claim is nny more dcmorali-/.-  jng to the public than Ottawa oliicial-  tloiii. we fail to see it. But theii we In  Canada are not ns others are, O Lord!  Chinese question, and compel the government lo put Itself on record once  for all. "Hob" would support the government if he gnl a. ghost of a chance  to tlo so.  All the shingle mills closed down this  week for a few days on account of tho  Chinese new year. Next thing we will  hear Is tliat the Mongolian government  at Ottawa will make the celebration of  liie Chinese now year u statutory holiday. .Macpherson supports the .Laurier aggregation.  Come to think of ll. Is it not silly to  advance tlie argument that the east  must lie "educated" on the Chinese  question before the government can be  expected lu do anything lo stop the Chinese coining into this province. That  argument worked all right twelve m  fifteen years ago.  The, St. John board of trade is (lending copies of Its resolution against  government aid to the Ci. T. P. promoters, and in favor of government ownership, to other eastern boards of  trude. It would do well to send copies  to western boards of trade, legislatures  and other public bodies.     ~  witli other railways to end competition  and to raise rates. And now we are  told that the introduction of the G. T.  Pacific means railway competition and  that to be patriotic we should give to  Mr. Hayes and his associates the power to put millions Into thcir pockets ut  the expense of the Canadian jnjople.  Foley will protect the people's Inteiests in this coming great steal.  For yenrs British Columbians have  been crying out for relief from the  Oriental curse. Now is the time fur  that part of them living In lturrnrd to  make the most effective denionstra  tlon they can. And tliat can best be  done hy sending Foley to Ott.iwa by il  rousing majority.  Chris. Foley Is the popular labor  mans' candidate, and his opponents  admit he has n good chance to win.  If Vancouver workers want to talk to  the country on the Oriental question,  now is lhe lime, and the ballot box  the channel. Speak out now, H. C, or  keep forever silent.���The Voice.  The government Is going to appoint  a Hoyal Railway commission, so II  says. In all probability it will prove  nothing more or less than a whitewashing scheme to cover up the rascality of curtain railway promoters.  "Hob" 'Mncphoraon will support lhe  government In Its whitewashing policy.  The World accuses Chris. Foley of  being hen-pecked, and asks how can  he expect to control the parliament ut  Ottawa if he can't contiol his own  household? All we have got to say Is  that the man who would assume the  role of dictator in his own home or interfere with his wife's nlTairs is a  pretty low and contemptible being.  A long-winded screed, signed ",!un-  ius," has been received by us. ".liin-  ius" lakes the Independent to task for  supporting Mr. Foley when such, men  as Messrs. Beattie, Murray, Woodward.  Larney, Philip, ot al. are his duly appointed representatives. AVe might  say that Foley.is not responsible for the  actions and speeches of these men nny  more than we arc. Mr. Foley lias n re-  coid as a worklngman's representative  that all Interested in the labor movement should be proud of. ' And from  what we know of the man is the reason  we so eagerly support hlni.  QQ.t,+.QQ,.,,.>99i9"mi99'*"m99'*"9'99  %JPtt    %S��  170   Cordova     St.,    Vancouver. J  AVe reach wherever the malls T  reach. ��  Q4~~*49"~���G9'" 99���-*,99���-*9$  Till'* CHINESE POLL TAX IS NOT  TO HE INCREASED.���World's Ottawa Special Dispatch, Jan. 29.  They have arrested a Belleville man  'for the unique crime of concealing his  money from his wife. The supposition  is that he's merely nut in jail in order  tluil he may not molest Iho lady while  Bhe llnds and spends It.  Chris.    Foley    can  "cards   and   spades"  lot    the    discussion  golhin  question,  and  give    tin-in    all  when    it    comes  of      the    Mon-  then   win  out in  According to the extra of the Rrltlsh  Columbia Gazelle Dr. A. S. Jlonro and  George E. Macdonald have been appointed "aldermen" for the clly of  (Vancouver on the licensing boa,nl.  !Ald.  Alnednnald sounds good.  ii canter. Jlacphoison's apologists have  their gall with them when tliey try to  show up Chris.' inconsistencies regarding this matter.  i  The Tribune, of AVinnipeg, points out  that Jlr. Hayes, the general manager  of the Grand Trunk, and the chicr  spokesman thus far for tin: promoters  of the G. T. Pacific, Is an American.  The Grand Trunk gives lower rates to  Americans than it gives tn Canadians.  Its terminals nie In the Hulled Stales;  ll begins In lhat country and ends iu  that country.    In  Ontario  it combines  !������������������������<>����� <0<^*4x** ������������������<���������������������*>���������  is e.*i.pable of turning out any kind of Jewelry work.  AVe have skilled designers who have had practically a eontl-  nei;tal-experience  and  whose artistic abilities nre beyond  question.  Special designs made lo oider and .sketches submitted If desired.  ��� Tfoe Jeweler and   Diamond  Merchant f  J COR. GBANVILU AND HASTINGS STREETS. I  I OfTiclal AVatch Inspoctor of the C. P. R. X  9 v  THK AVAR OF 1812.  An article In the Canadian Monthly  nyives once more tlio unblessed memory of the war of I_12. Tliat war was  got.up by a set of unscrupulous politicians, headed'by'Henry. Clay, for lhe  purposes .of their own ambition, and  ��as forced upon President Madison by  IV.*:i" of forfeiting re-election. Of its  two alleged causes, the orders-In-council had ceased to exist before Ihe rirst  shot was ;llied, and of the other, the  light or search, no mention was wade  in the treaty of peace. The good sense  anil humanity ot the nation, which had  llieir chief seat in New Enf-Jand,  strenuously opposed the war, and  were accordingly denounced for cowardice and treason. The fruit nf the  passions kindled by the war to the  United Stales was the jingo dictatorship of Jackson, wilh all ils unconstitutional violence, its unscrupulous  application of the motto "To the victors belong the spoils," its degradation  of public life, and Its perversion ot national character*. Viewed In this light,  as a warning of the ways of politicians  and the liability of nations to be hurried in.o war hy blind passion", a revival of lhe memories of 1S12 may be  useful: otherwise it is time thai the  grass sliould be let to grow upon tho.ic  graves.���Gold win  Smith.  TO TIIE ELECTORS:  A'our vote nnd influence-is respectfully  solicited for the return ol Hon. Dr. T.  R. Alclnnes ns member for Htirrnrd ��� in  tlio House of Commons at tho approaching by-election. Ills address appears in  the daily newspapers.        '  See our window of Children's Fancy Suits,, also Plain and- Fancy :Over��-  coats. They a-re all golngat greatly reduced prices. Bring,the 'boys along;  and give them a handsome 'outfit for very little money.  ���.. ���.  MEN'S SUITS POR $10.' > -Former prices from -.12 to J18. Tour choice ot  nny suit in the window or on the bargain table for this amount.  There Is Just one week more in which to take advantage of these prices.  Come early.  Mail orders  receive  prompt attention. ��� -  CLUBB , i^   STEWART/ ....  Telephone 702.' ��� 309 to 315 Hastings' St. W.  i t��������� �����������������������������������������>����������������������o����t  it  tt  tl  i>  if  i>  o  l>  'it  o'  it  n  of hurrying about buying Lifo Insurance so many men think'and sny. At  lenst two strong reasons are: Go od health is uncertain; increased cost Is  certain.   What's thc uso of waiting might better ba ealdl  UNION MUTUAL   POLICIES ' .  may bo depended upon to protect throughout the varying experiences    ot  human life, to faithfully guard tlvc Interests    of the     insured, and to ba  promptly cashed when tliey become payable.    Values and privileges abound  and   arc   conveniently   available.   Detailed facts gladly furnished. ���  After three years the Union Mutual Policies do not become void by failure  to pay premiums, the Main Non-Forfeituro Law without action of the  Policy-holder, continuing tlio Insurance for a Specified length of timo.  Union Mutual Life InsuranceCo J;  PORTLAND, MAINE. Incorporated 1848. if  Call or write for particulars and plaiiB  " j \  Head Office : 419 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C. j <  J. E; EVANS, Provincial Manager. j .  COLIN CAMERON, Special Agent. ' \  i I  ���������������� ��������������������������������������������� ����������o��o����<< i  Temperance is extending, but the prohibition party Is not. Socialism is  growing, but the socialist party Is not  keeping pace.���Fresno Republican.  Considering the- shape the voters'  lists nre In 'oi'u- "good" liberals sliould  be ashamed to open their mouths on  the subject. It is estimated that there  are about 2,000 names on the list which  are either dead or absentees.   .  The    strike    at   MoKinnoii's    metal  works, St. Catharines, has been settled.  A man who ought to know informs  The Independent that there will 'be n  piovincial election within the next  two months. These bo powerful warm  times for politicians.  After many years of literary toil  Hrct Harte left an estate valued at  $1,800. literature doubtless is a'ttrae-  tive, 'but for profits does not compare  with the scavenger or junk business.*  ���Pays! rank.  The following sign, which appears on  a general store kept by a Chinaman In  the parish of Trelawney, Jamaica,  contains a curious mlxtUTe of business,  login and theology: "No .trust given  here. To trust is to bust, lo bust .is  hell; so no trust, no 'bust, no hell."  corner Hastings and   cambie  STREETS,   VANCOUVElt.  New, modern anil strictly first-class;  good sample rooms; freo 'bus. Week  days���Breakfast 7 to 10 a. in., lunch  12 in. to 2 p. m., dinner, G to 8 p. in.  Sundays���Ilrcukfast, 7:30 to 10:30 a.  in.,, lunch 12:30 to 2 p. in., dinner, 0:301  to 7:30 p. m. Hates $2 and upwards  per clay. HAYWOOD & PRESCOTT,  Proprietors.  Tbe  310-312 ABBOTT STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Restaurant and Bar. Breakfast 6 to  10. merchants' lunch 11, to '2,..2Cic; dinner S to 8, 25c; lunches put up; eastern and Olympian oysters; short orders a specialty 'at all hours;  meal tickets -'9*1; best 25c. meal ia tho  city.     D. BURTON, Proprietor.  The"  Meeting.  P. O. B.���VANCOUVER AERIE, No. ��_  meets Wednesday evenings; vleltlnff-  brethren welcome.    Bert Parsons, W.  P.; J. G. Ure, W. a., Arcade.  THERE IS  of Fire or Injurv .  Health when you us?  the  The price is now-  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office of  310   SEYMOUR  TUB CHINESE POLL, TAX IS NOT  TO" BE INCREASED���World's Ottawa Special Dispatch, Jan. 2ft i  The union label will be placed on the  clothing worn by the police of Hamilton.  VOTE FOR FOLEY.  THE CHINES!'* POLL TAX IS NOT  TO BE INCREASED.���World's Otla-  -wa-Spacl.'i!_D!spatoh,-Jnn.-2D.= ���  A '".OSPEL, NOT A PARTY WHIP.  The Increased socialist vote of many  states is reported to be taken as a. very  encouraging sign by leaders or the socialist party. Tr so, they misread the  signs. The growth or actual socialist-  sentiment In the hist few years has  been enormous. Doctrines which ten  years ago were viewed wilh suspicion  are now the common conviction nl" Intelligent men. Doctrines which were  then repudiated with lion or as anarchistic are now tolerated by all and  believed hy ninny. Mnny of the most  chnrifcterlslie movements of our tune.  In thought and action, are dUlnctly  soflallstle In tendency. And yel, In  Ihe face of tills enormous Increuse In  socialism, there--has been a very .small  Increase In the socialist party vole.  At the rate at which the aetual socialistic elements of modern life are developing, this movement will either  have leached Ils goal, or more likely  will have stopped half way nnd started in n new direction, long before thc  sotlnllsl party, at Its present rate, can  have become even an appreciable factor in the situation.' Antl-slavevy  grew, but the abolition  purty did not.  UNION  BAKERIES.  ' W. I), flluir, Mount Pleasant..-  liobt,.    McDonald,   Avenue Bakery,  Westminster Avenue.  Montreal Bakery; .Westminster avenue.  V.    Adams,   Scotch Bakery, Hastings street,.  W. D. Kent, aC Cordova street.  Toronto Candy Company,  Cordova  ^J?_0l)eir_HiTstings~'s(,rcet7T     '~y  si reel.   .  Minchcn Co.',  Granville street.  Barnwell  Bros'.,  Granville street.  M. McMullen, Granville street.  Ilewton Bakery, Hastings street.  W.   Murray,    Fifth avenue, Mount  Pleasant.  Non-union  List,.'  -J. Dodson, Hastings strcel.  F.  W.  BAKTLK.  Secretary Local   Union No.  -Hi,  Vancouver, 1). C.  STREET.  VER.  VANCOU-  Having thc only up-to-date grill room  In British Columbia, which in itself Is a  i  guarantee of a first-class hotel and restaurant.    BuslncM Hen's LUNCH,  from  12 in.-to 2:30 p. m., only 25 cents.  CORNER   CORDOVA   AND   CARRALL  STREETS,   VANCODVER.  Slakes a specialty, of Dewar's special  liqueur, also, Usher's black label liqueur  whiskey. Largo"stock of imported and  domestic cigars. Finest billiard and  pool tables. R.     B.    MULLIGAN &  CO..  Proprietors.  J^^fiiWi.  Hunt,  Cuinble street.  Morgan, The Tailor, Granville street.  Dan Ste-wnrt. Cordova street,  Clubb & Stewart. Cordova street.  XV. Murphy, Cordova street.  MoRae & McDonald, Hastings street,  ea-u.  E   Latrcn, Hastings Street.  J. Carrelli, CTdova Rtreet.'  Plmon & Co . Cordova street   ,,  .Tohnson & Higgins, Cordova street.  S. McPherson, Cordova street.  VOTE FOR FOLEY.  | :   GEO. HAY   : |  A     Vancouver's    Pioneer    Clothes      A  J      Renovator, makes a Bult uew.      J.  JL~ Dyeing "land Repairing:-^"  ^        216 Uammk St., Vancodvkk. a  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.'  osaaeosaeeooeoooocaaoeaoaa  ; DELICIOUS ;wiNr  Made' Exclusively fbom B. C. Fbuit.  FRESH CUT FrX)WERS.  UN ION-MADE  - DOMESTIC CIGAK8.  When ranking a trip around thc  o l'urk cull on  8 W.'D. Jones ��T-SK8,5r  ao oooaoosooaeobooaaosfi  and  '.*��  >'i  _Q��U  From Tlielr nunalmo.bontlitlcM and  Protection Jrlnnd 'lolllcrluB,  Steam,  &as  and  House Coa��  OI Ilio Fallowing Grade*:  Double Bcr-ci-Kidl Lump,  Run of tlie Mine,  WiiHlied Nut and  -   Screening*  FAMOBL M. BOIIINS, Superintendent.  BVANfi COLEMAN 4 EVANS, Anent��,  Vancouver Cltj, B.C.  ��ceraic  1  LOWEST RATES.  BEST SERVICE  Train  Transcontinental     Passenger  leaves dnlly ut 14 o'clock.'  Scuttle and Whatcom Express leaves  dally  at  8:50  o'clock.  STEAMSIIU'S TO  JAPAN   AND  CHINA.  EMPRESS OF CHINA  EJU'llBSlS OF INIHA  TARTAR     ... I>l*t! 1  ...!>K>'. *!!"  ....IAN.   li!  TO  HONOLULU.  FIJI   ISLAMIS  ANI>  AUSTRALIA.  S.S.     AORANGI        11no   ]2  S.S.  MOANA   _.  _ |AN     n  MIOWEUK  ...  :.       i-pi,    jj  *  I'-.iftcr.  innP, r.ttee.  And every four we^kr. tl  For full particulars as t  etc., npply to  E. J. COYLE,   , JAS. SfLATT'lR.  A. Q. P. A. Tlckot jw-it,  Vancouver, B C.    '2�� T' w"ngs St..  -.       ���'   - .Viipcoiiv<-r, Bd B  iSATURDAT JANUARY 31, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  P. O. BOX 2W.  ���PHONE 1T9.  , v  W. J. McMILLAN & Co.,  , !    %      I    ' *,���*'      ,     .       1. ,      .'   *' ' '. ' - '.'  -*-'-��� Wholssale 'Aointb 'fob  TUCKET CIGAR CO. UNION LABEL CIGARS  Brand* i  MONOGRAM, MARGUERITA, BOUQUET,  OUR SPECIAL, EL JUSTILLO,  EL CONDOR, SARANTIZADOS, SCHILLER,  UNION MADE1 CIGARETTES: KAUN.YK AND VICTORIA CROSS  Corner Alexander Street and Columbia Ayenuo, Vancouver, B. 0.  ������O  ������e  Union Hade  ���fi-'fii:  GO TO  HOW TO BUILD RAILROADS  The following letters at this time are  especially lnteiestlng- to the electorate  of Burrard. They are copies of William  Mulock's reply to a previous communication re protest to granting: any further aid to private corporations and a  rejoinder thereto:  OUR CIVIC MONS.  I  m  hxy  ���'".���.-.. (Wilh the? health committee's report  ??;;.;Jast'ViIoriday night a letter was ihmiI  '.[ i trom. Jos. Dodson'��� non-union baker,  ':?;statlng that .he paid .$310 yearly In taxes  7':.and. wanted the bread contract because  ??7ihe'would;,give,:29 loaves for the dollar.  .?  tMurray, union ;b?aker, offeied 2S loin us.  i ?, ,. iAld. .'McGuigan moved, andAld. Mor-  .?;-7tonsecprided'.the adoption of the report.  *V JAld. *Grant moved?to amend the ieport  ���,?:.and give the ibread contiact to Dod-  .:|!.'*:s6n.' ??;.?. [i -X y-'Xii-  ..yii Aid. .?'Eethiim!??seconded the aniend-  Aylment,?diicTsaicl .that he did not see any  ?:??.nse',callingv"foiv, tenders if the lowest  '"-one. was hot aecetped. The contracts,  '.?vvhen?called, didVnot provide that the  ?;?? fiinion,���label'be liiiule one ot the condi-  >;,;"'.;.tiqnsi'..iii?;ltiT' Provided further, lhat il  '7 ;.*n'iis.7 stipulated ?what   was to pi eveni  ��� v'.'halfa; do/.en..oi' so, union firms putting  V  their, heads /together and cinching the  ;??:?city?V-He did ?not? think that ihe .city  ;?? Twoitld get a*faii*,"deal If the unlon'labc-1  : .7 ibo.'lnslsted.?upon. ;;Ile said 'he was will-  . V' .ingVto'acceptlhe? union lnbel if it weie-  7 * on^tlieilowestVleri'dei-, but he wanted it  '?:'distinctly .understood that he was heie  vv'Vitolobkafterithe. city's Inteiest, and ho  ���;'?":proposed to; support the ainendment.  ���������:'Bf Instanced a. case at 'Montreal, -where  :.?Vvtlie:.coui-t3 ?decide'cl, that the council  :,'73iad iio:7p6iver;:to make the union label  ;j7a?sliplation and lield that this council  l;f. "was?In the? same position.  ?:VV; .UdVlWotoVdidViiot agree with Aid.  : :..'Betliuhe;7?It was.;just as possible for  ' ?;thdse.outside,_of union label films lo  :;?.-combine, ?and  this? was  generally   the  ��� V--case,and Aid.. Bethune knew lt.-There-  *i?'fore,.his;argument? foils to the ground.  ?.'��� Tills snme?ninttei-;liad,been argued out  .... 'toy tlie?Couiieil?.nvetyears ago.   Ho op-  ?;-jiosed Doclso'n'gettiiiB- "tills contiact he-  .-���'���icausohe.wouldnot'einploy union labor.  ??IfJJIr.-Dodson "lyoiild adhere to the re-  ? ������'��� iq.uest made -lh tlie.advcrtiseiiienl which  Al. called -.;for?; tender^'.stating that the  JA���unloh;?ln'belljmiiyi be requited, Dodson  x .knew? what he'was up against, and he  ���:���';. should liave?stated that he was prepar-  ?*fld;t6 use the union label if so required.  ;'���'. ���' iSb'/far? ns.tlift' courts woro concerned,  /���'Aid/Wobii.'said he 'had.no fear of thein  V deciding?qagaiiist the council if lt  .:'.chose? to adopt: the!,'union label.  A, ��� -Ald.^Graiit���The union label was not  ?7cnlled for.? 77'-???  L-^lOUy^PlovkiL-M cnu iga n���The Council  reserved'.'the right to use it.  I"  ���ft  ?:��������� '  -.a  ��  ���:. 9-  -9"  ���   9::  ������ft':.  .. 9'i  ��� '*!  ���������'.-  ��  i9'  9"  ��  "��� 9 ���:���  .���.�����?���  Overall Clothing ?  I  9.  9  "9  9  9  ft  9  -0  0  ..ft  e  9  ���  &  9,  9  9ft  Stand* Every Test.  '7 The real test of    OverallB   ia  wear.   :.!���.���'.';���";..'!���,���.���:  .Those? tliat?  Inst   jongest and  never rip? are 7 the   cheapest  lo  buy and the,bost to wear.  i*   UNION?VBItAND   OVERALLS  uire the; most durable,  therefore  {the most economical.   They .ire  ��� made of the best material, ("it,  'sewed, and- reinforced, by experienced Union Labor.  1       LOOK FOR OUR BRAND  ON TIIK TICKET.  '''-���nn:-'  llFffii  (LIMITKD.)  HAW'S BLOCK, WINNIPEG, MAM  ��0��9��9������9*tt��9��0��0*  Alcl.   Wood���\\re  lequire  it.  Aid. Grant said thnt,It was' a well-  known fact that Dodson paid better, or  ut any rate as good wages as the  union bakeis. Resides lie did not give  shoit weight. '  Aid. Morton was glad that the aldermen did not say anything against the  union label. It'wns line that1 it was  optional,''but weie tliey going lo fulfil  their pledges or not with the people by  adopting the union Inbcl: There were  otlier bakeis besides Mr. Dodson,.who  paid .taxes. He did not dispute what  wages Dodson paid his men, but if it-  were as Mr. Giant stated, then it was  only stubbornness on his part if he i-e-  lused 10 use the union label. lie intended 10 suppoit thejiiotlon. ,    '  Aid. Jlacpherson >aid he did nol believe the argument advanced by' Aid  Delhiinc, when he said that lhe union  b.ikeis would band themselves together  to hold up the city. The master bakers  were nol prevented in doing so If they  warned to. What may be considered  as being legal.ut Montreal had nothing  to do with this council. The city chillier piovldecl for the union label. Ro-  foro this clause was inserted in the  charter Uie aldermen shielded themselves by saying that they had 110 power to use the label, but they hnd. ihu:  power now; consequently the Board of  health was justified In compelling the  contractor 10'use the union,label?. The  fact that Mr. Dodson.-paid taxes had  no right to enter into the discission.  They might just as well say that the  cily council should always a wind,' a  contiact to the lowest bidder. Tho city  shoulci nlwaj-s be a.inpdol employer,  anil .shoulci, have Its work done under  fnlr conditions. Mr.' Dodson was not  a model employer, and he. therefore,  would support the motion. ,  Aid. -McQueen said he read the advertisement calling for tenders for  bie.icl.'nnd It was Just as the city clerk  had slated. He proposed supporting  tlie motion.    '" ' V ,  'Aid'. Broivn did not'think anybody  should be Instiuctod as to what kind of  I11I101 the contractor employed. "Why  should conditions be imposed on con-  liacts? They weie no judges and had  no right to a say In the 'matter. He  believed in .llie principle of letting the  contract to Uie lowest tenderer. lie  held that the union label was not a  thing that should be imposed upon anybody that did not approve of It.  ���A Id���MuG u Iga 11���-l -feel-tha t-I-can not  vote for the union label. I.think ll is  my duty to vote for Dodson. The 1111-  loh label should have been definitely  stated ln tho advertisement.  ' Aid.,McQueen���It's left to the- discretion of the Council.  Aid. Wood moved tliat tho clause be  lefeired back  to tilt- committee.  AM. Giant Insisted tlml the amendment lo the motion ibe put.  Aid. Bothiinc then pinetlc.il!>' went  over his llrst speech.  Aid. Cook said that to adopt the ieport  would  be discrimination.  Tlu- amendment was curried on the  following  vole:  Y.-iis-COOK, CHANT. HI-ITU UN IC.  .Mcf.IIJIC.AN.   WILSON.   mtOWN-t..  Nays���McQUlOION, MACl'II Ml'SON,  .MORTON.   WOOD���1.  TORONTO. Dec. 29, 1902. >  Milton Kerr, Ksq., President Single Tux  Association, Toronto:  Denr Sir,���1 have your letter of the  '20th Inst.,'suggesting the'plan of the  Single Tax Association for the exten  slon of the Grand Trunk Railway to  the Pacific, your proposal being that a  atrip or land, fifteen-or twenty miles  wide, upou each side of the proposed  road be leserved for the purpose of defraying the coat of construction. Permit me to point out that a considerable  portion of the proposed extension would  be in Ontario, Manitoba, Biitish Columbia and part of Quebec, the crown  lands of which belong* to the provinces,  and therefore the dominion parliament  hus no contiol over the same. Even  as to the lands in the IViritories 1  would point out that the government  only owns a" portion of the lands In  each township, the Hudson's Bay com-  ]iany"and tile Canadian Pacllic'ltnilw.iy  being entitled to very substantial portions. There is also in each township a  material reservation of land for school  purposes.' . If the government owned  the lniul on each side of the proposed  ���railway, and were to set apart the same  .is .security for a vast sum of money to  be raised, then these lands could not  be open for Hoe settlement. ��� No doubt  your association lias fully considered  lhe consequences of such an annnge-  nient upon Immigration. Yours sincerely,  XVM.   MULOCK.  Wall Papers  FOJV,  V/AL1��� ,  PAPERS  GOTO  Kays Mr. 11. It. Kcr to his follow  clllzciis of Victoria: "Dunsmuir is  boss of (he Island and us, and don't  you forget It." They won't. The ex-  Pieiiiler .will,- take sufficient care of  thi-. ���   ���  1      '    - '  THE CHINH3I3 POU- TAX Id NOT  TO BK INCREASED.���World's Ottawa Special Dispatch, 3an. 2!>\  VOTE FOR FOLEY.      .  TORONTO, January 10, 1003.  Hon. Sir William Mulock, Postmasler-  Geneinl, Ottawa:  Sir,���We nrj in lecelpt ot your favor  of ���'Dth December, In reply to our letter to you in regard to the pioposed  new Pacific Railway. The objections  you raise to our suggestions are mattois of detail which* wc rely on the  statesmanship' of the government to  overcome. Permit us, however, to point  out that even though the different pio  vlnces own their own land, there Is lit  He doubt that arrangements could be  made with them to reserve- the stilp of  land for the purpose? mentioned, provided, that, though lhe contiol of the  railway remained In the hands of tlie  Dominion government the ' provincial  land should not be responsible for more  than the cost of constructing the i.ul-  way through Jt.'.and that as' soon ��s  the sales of the land In that section redeemed Its proportion of bonds, the  balance of kinds If any, should reveit  to the provinces and also that the pio-  vinces .should receive their pro rata  shaie of any rent lecelved' for the  whole load. In regard to lands in the  Teirllories, where other Inteiests aro  Involved, theie Is no reason why those  liiiuls should not.be charged with lhelr  piopoitlon'ot" tiie cost of the road, at  least/to the.extent of their Ineiease in  value. Of course, this strip would not  be open for frce.settlement, and theie  Is no reason why the goveinment should  GIV'E land away when It can -be .sold  n't Osgood price. The land Is the common, property of the nation and 110 govei nment should part with It for less  than Its value. Tlie C. P. It. aie selling their lands and getting fiom Vi to  tO an acie for them, and it is the low  pi ice of these lands .that is tempting  the fanners ofithc Northern States to  our Northwest.- .There will still'be  our Northwest. -There will stlU'be large  tracts ot fiee grant lands outside of.the  twenty-mile strip as accessible1 as any  now- open for fiee settlement. Permit  -us-fui'tliei'-to say���lliat-inereasc-in-pop-  ulation Is not of paramount importance  to Canada, tout such adjustments of our  social conditions as will secure to each  the fullest freedom fur the exercise of  his faculties and the full 'reward of Ins  labor.     Youis respectfully,  ���MILTON iKWllll,  President.  ARTHUR 'XV.  UOEISUOK. Sec,  The Singlo Tax Asioclatlon.  r. p. bishop,  ?26 Pendr Street.  * It is a little early yet *> talk about  Wall Paper, but I want the people to  know that I am now opening up the  finest stock of Wall Paper that ever  came into this province. Of course we  have not received our full line, but  havo enough to please most anyone  and we are going to continue to sell  these beautiful 1903 coloring and' patterns'at the reduced rate until the busy  season opens. Anyone wanting Wall  Paper or work of that kind lt will pay  them to buy now, even If you hold It  over for u month or so. Ours Is a  Union Shop, always has been and nl-  ways will bo. Room moulding to  match all papers., Agents for the province for white enamel letters for  signs. Kalsomining, painting, etc., and  nil work guaranteed.  TO OUT OF TOWN CUSTOMERS it  is always a pleasure to send samples.  Drop a postal card stating price, color,  which room or rooms, size, whether 9  or IS Inch border, required. We will do  the rest.   -���'.''  Union Directory.  ��� 04  EVERY KIND  THE VANCOUVER TRADES - AND*  Labor Council meets first and thlra  Thursday in* each , month, at 7.30 p.im.  President, W. J. Lamrick; vice-president.  Geo. Dobbin; secretary, F. 3. Russell: financial secretary, J. L. Lllley; treasurer,  T. H..Harrington; sergeant-nt-amis, J. C  Kerr; statistician, J. II. Perkins; trustees, Messrs. Pound, Cross and Thompson; executive committee, Messrs. George  unci Gothnrd.  TEAM DRIVERS' INTERNATIONAL  UNION, No. 409-Meots lst and Jr<X  Wednesday ia each month lu Union HalL  President, J. C. Kerr; vice-president. S.  Cawker; vcc.-truuH. 13. Mclvvr: rec. hoc,  E. Bridge; correspondent, iF. Tophom;  warden, A. E. Souper: conductor. J. Uttle; trustees, C. 13. Hlgghison, R. Haywood and A. Robinson; delegates to T &  L. Counoil, J. J. Harrison, A. E. Soaper.  Geo. Dunlop, J. C. Kerr and C. B. His-  giiiHon.      '   SHIRT WAIST AND LAUNDRiY  WOIlKrailS' UNION, No. IO.--..���Meets  every 2nd 11 nd 4th Tniirsday In c.icli  month In Union Hull. Piesldent, R. N-.  Hogg;' corresiiondlng-secretary, Wallica  Sharp. 1119 Richards St.; flnanciiil secretary, Mr. Lee; treasurer, F. Young: delegates to Trades and Uibor Council.  .\lo.ssr.-. Iliugle, Coltart, Lee and Hogg  WA'TT.RS AND WAITRESSES' UNION  Local No. iS. I'icsiilc-iit, Charles Over;  wco-pu'.sidoiit, A. N. Ilenlngton; s>ecro-  tnry-Ucusuiei, .1. II. Puikim,; lecording  secretary. Jliss A. Scuitto; Press agent.  W. Ellender. Meeting every second Friday evening, at 8 30 o'clock in Union  Hall, corner lloiuor nnel Ijiinsmiiir streets  \ Job Printing Done i  The Grand Trunk Paclllc wants both  public lands and public- money; that  Is, ll wants a big slice !>f our national heritage nnd <i percentage of our  wages, in order lo establish what It  confidently exports will be a profitable  bu.slnc.is enlei'Pi-lse. If the "govcrn-  niHil Is easy" and makes It wnrlli  while, tlie G. T. P. will go mil of Its  way a bit to locale the line, but if our  puise-keepers ale "flinty" It will do Its  business In Its own way without any  lefcieuce to existing settlements or  public conveniences. All this Is very  honest of our masters nnd owners,  and should be appreciated. As to a  chillier, well, after the Trans-Canada  was granted one as a huge joke, It  could hardly'be refused to the lespec-  Uible and lesponsible Grand Trunk,  with headquarters in London,- Eng.���  The Voice.  SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.  Independent   Printing  Co'y  BASEMENT, FLACK BLOCK, VANCOUVER.  ������o����oo��������������oee*����c����������*eee����o**����*��eeaao  PROVINCIAL PROGRESSIVE  PARTY PLATFORM.  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 man as  Willi 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 be handed in to  the lieutenant-governor in council  whenever a majority of the convention  shall consider such action advisable.  1. Tliat wo gradually abolish all taxes  on the producer and the products of  tho producer, shifting them on land  values.  2. Government ownership of railways  and all means of communication.  ( 3. That the government establish and  operate smelters' and refineries to treat  all kinds of minerals.  ���I. That the franchise be extended to  women.  0. The abolition of property qualifications for all public ollices.  0. Farm impioveinents, 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 for the actual settler.  S. Ten per cent, of all public lands  to bo Immediately set aside for educational purposes and" education of all  children up to the age of 16 years to  be free, secular and compulsory, text  books, meals and" "clotliin3_to-be_sup^  piled out of the public funds wliere  necessary.  11. Compulsory arbitration of labor  disputes.  10. Restriction cf Oriental immigration by a law on the lines of the Natal  act, and if said law be disallowed, lt  bo repeatedly re-enacted until thc end  sought is attained,  31. That to protect us from Asiatics  already In the province the government  Insert a'clnunc In ill private nets to  this effect: "This act shall be null nnd  void It the company fulls to enter Into  an agreement with the government as  to conditions of construction and operation," and that the house pass n  resolution to piohlblt the ���employment  of ABlatles on all franchises granted  by the provincial house.  12. Conservation ot our forest riches,  pulp land leases to ' contain u, provision for re-forestlng so as to produce  a perennial revenue and make pulp  manufacture a growing and permanent  industry.  13. That the act compelling the scaling of logs by government scalers bo  enforced.  14. Absolute reservation from sale or  coal area, so that state owned mines,  if necessary, may be easily possible in  the future. All coal leases or grants  hereafter made to contain a provision  enabling the government to flx the  price of coal loaded on cars or vessels  for shipments *to B. C. consumers.  13. Municipalization and public control of the liquor traffic.  16. 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 and supreme court and county  Judges.  IS. Election day to be a public holiday, and provision made that every  employer shall be free from service at  least four consecutive heurs during  polling time.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OK CARPENTERS and Joiners-CUeets every  second and fourth 'Wednesday in Union  hall, room No. 2. President, A. E. Coffin;  vice-president, Joseph Dixon; recording  secretary, Geo. Dobbin; ilnancial secretary,' J. M. Sinclair; treasurer, J. Ferguson; conductor, G. FIngley; warden, G.  H. Blair; delegates to the Trades and  Labor council, R. Macpherson, J. M.  Sinclair, Geo. Dobbin, Jos. Dixon. Geo.--  Adams; delegates to the Building Trades  Council, M. McMullen; Levi C. DeWolfe.  INTEltNATIONAL ORDER OF BLACKSMITHS, Vancouver Union, No. lii.���  .Meets the tirsi and third Monday In each,  month nt S p. in., In Union h.ill. Homer  street. President, A. A. Bigs, vice-president, fl. *iV. Smart; financial --ecrctarv.  Chus. McAllister; recording secretary. D.  Robinson, box 37, Vnucomor, 15 C.; delegates to the Trades anil Labor council,  William Latham, ill. Robinson, II. llow-  ard. '  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No. 113, W.  F. JI., meets every Saturday at 7.30 p.  m. In Forester's Hall, Van Anda. President, John D. Eraser; vice-president, J.  "A*. Austin; secretary, Alfred Raper;  treasurer. A. G. Delghton: conductor,  Wm. A. McKay; warden, Henry Patterson.  A slight mistake in the .figuring ot  theN town clerk caused the collection  of more money than the town of Sandwich needed, and consequently they  had a surplus of $S00. You .bet such a  big blunder as this would not occur in  Vancouver.  The total mimbei of emigrants leaving Great Britain in 1002 was HS7,116,  of which .'j2.U1 went to tlie United  Slates and C7.713 to Canada.  .Telephone 1���2���5 for a tino livery  turn-out. J. J Sparrow, Palace livery  stables.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that  application will bo mado at the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British  Columbia, at Its next session, for nn Act  to-incorpoi'ute-a -company -to^construct,-  equlp, operate, and maintain, telephone  and telegraph lines, within nnd Ihrougli  the mainland of the province of British  Columbia; and to construct, erect, nnd  maintain, poles and other works and devices, 11cc.cssn.1y for making, completing,  working nnd maintaining, communication  by telephone nnd telegraph within the  nmiiiliincl of the snld rrovinco of British  Columbia; nnd to open and break up any  part of the highways or streets within  the said mainland; nnd to purchaso or  louse or dispose of hinds or building*  within tliu mainland of the said Province  nnd to purchnsu or leuso telephone! or  telegraph lines connected or to bo connected with the lino which the snld company nuiy construct; mill aimtlgnitintc  with or lease Ils line or lines or  any portion or portions thereof, to any  oilier company: and with nil other Incidental lights as mny be ncci-s-  snry to tho attainment of the nbove  necessary to the attnlnincnt of tho above  objects or nny  of tliem.  Dated nt Vancouver, I). C, this IStli  day of December,  100-. 1  D   O. MACDONELL,  Solicitor for Applicants.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION  of Machinists.���Dcaver Lodp;c, No.  182.���Meets second and fourth Monday in each month in Union hall.'  President Geo. P. Downey; past  president, J. R. Edwards; vice.pres-  ident, H. J. Littler; recording secretarv, J. H.* McVety; financial secre--  lease of a certain part of each known tary, J. Anderson.  CIGARMAKERS' UNION NO. 3T.7.���  Meets the flist Tuesday hi each month,  lu Union Hall President. G. Thomas. Jr.;  vice-president, ,1. Crow, sccri'lary. J. C.  Pensc-r, c|o Mainland Cigar E.iclory;  tieasurer, S. W. Johnson; seigeniit-at- .  arms, D. Monlsey; delegates to Trades  and Labor Council, J. Crow, G. Thomas  and O. Mattinon.   THE���5ETAIL���;CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets in O'Brien's Hall, the first ana  third Tuesdays of each month. D. McLean, presldeat; XV. 3. Lamrick. ����cr��-  tnry, 248 Princess street.   BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS AND  DECORATOBS, Local Union No. ICS.  Meets 2nd nnd llh Thnisday ln Labor  Hall. President, E. Holland; vice-president, XV. Halliday; recording secrotary,  E. Crush. 7C7 Eighth avenue, west; fintui-  cl.il secretary, A. Golliarcl, 5,22 Howo  street: tieasurer, II, MeSorley.  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD.OF  Electrical- "iVorkers. Vancouver Local.  No. 213���Meets second and fourth AYednes-  1i.1v In each month ln O'Biien's Hall..President, A. McDonald; vice-president, J.  Dubberley: recording secretary, S. W-  lluston; financial secretary, H. V. Rankin. _J   AUXILIARY, NO. 1, LOCAL 213, L IL  E.' W. Telephone Operators���President,  Miss J. Hunter, S12 Homer Stieet; vicc-  prcslilcnt, Miss P. Livingstone, GGO  Grnnvillo Street-; iccorcling-sccrctary.  Miss .1. Browne, S27 Richards Street;  treasurer, Miss E. Bcntlcy, 1121 Seymour Streot.  JOURNEYSfEN~ BAKERS1-AN D~ CON-"  FECTIONERS' International Union ot  Ameiica. Local No. -16. Vancouver. B.  C, meets first and third Thuisclay in.  each month. President, T. A. Baxter;  vice-president, S. Walker: treasurer, J.  Green; secretary, M. MacLcan, 2100 West-  ininsler Avenue.   JO URN HYMEN BAHBEItS' INTERNATIONAL Union, No. 120���President,  Ficcl Hawe; vice-president, J. A. Bib-  den; coirespoiiriing-limi.iicinl secietary, J.  A. Stewart, ul Cordova St.: lccordcr,  \V. Hawkins; trcabiucr, G. Bower, guide, .  A. 11. Lcgiilt; glialdiiui, A. E. Anderson; delegates to T. &. L. Council, Fred  Hawe and J. Oilman. Meets flist. and  third Wednesdays of each month 111 Union Hall.  JOURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION OF  America. No. 17S. ��� Meets lst and 3rd  Mondays in room No. 1, Union Hall, President, C. L Wlialcn; vice-president, J.  T. Mortimer: recording secretary, F.  Williams, ISH 7th avenue, vest; tecrcta-  ly-trcasurer, J. Savage; sergeant-at-arms,  H. Brnzcau; delegates to Tiades & La-  .l_oi__Couiiell._F._\Vllliains.nnd_J,_T__5rofc_  tunc:-  1  '  -ST.  ivil  BUILDERS' LABORERS' FEDERAL  UNION, No. 3J, Vancouver.���Meets every 2nd and Ith Thursday evening at S  o'clock, In 1*00111 No. 1 Union Hall. President, J. Sully; vice-president, W.' Lyons:  secretary, II. Sclleis: tieasurer, J. Cosgrove; warden, 11. 'Chapman; conductor,  R. Harrison; delegates to Trades & Labor Council, J. Sully. G. Payne J. Cosgrove and R. Harrison; delegates to  Building Trades Council, J. Sully and J.  Cosgrove. "  VANCOUVER TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION, No. '220. meets the 4th Monday In  each month at Union Hall. 1'rc.sldcnt, ."  XV. J. .MacKay; vice-president, 13. H.  Plcirul: secretary, W, II. Hunt, P. O.  box iW; treasurer, John Watkins; scr-  geanl-al-nrins. Jns. Webster: executive!  committee, II. XV. King, Robt. Todd,  Ralph Wilson, A. XX'. Klml-ow : delegates  to Trades .t Labor Council, Robt. Todd,  Goo   Bartley, Harry Cowan.  i  X  STUEET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday ,  of ench month In Sutherland Hall, corner Westminster Avenue and Hastings  Street nt S> p. in. Piesldent, Jas. Mc-  C.ulg.111; vice-president, A. G. Elliott:  secretiny, M. A. Bench; treasurer, W.  11. Vandeiwarker ; conductor. H.  Howes: warden, C, Marun; sentinel,  D. Smith; deleg.ites-to Trades and Labor Council, B. Marshall, F. C. O'Brien,.  Geo. .Lenfesty, A. J. Wilson and Jas.  McGuigan.  THIS CHINESE POLL TAX IS NOT  TO  BE INCREASED���World's  Otta-���  \va Special Dispatch, Jon. 2J. ;  U  ll  ��� '.V THE INDE^ENDENT.-  SATURDAY JANUARY 31. 19CB-.  26 Onli| Tailor-made Costume* Worth  from $15 to $23.50.  Your Choice for $7.50 Each.  The above makes a strong heading for our store .news of to-day.  and sliould prove electrifying In Its effeot. The rest of the story is  this: These are all splendid costumes, made of the best cloths, wil  tailored and well lined. They are made of Tweeds, Homespuns.  Cheviots, etc., and in various shades. Our sale price ot '..7.30 isn't  the cost of the linings In some. But we're stocktaking and that ��x-  iplains all.   They must ull go.  (Successor to Scott &> Kennedy)  303 Hastings Street,       Vancouver, B. C.  We sell Union Stamped  Shoes from leading Canadian and American factories.  THE PATERSOK SHOE CO., LD  -301 Hastings St.  THE YELLOW CURSE.  fTo the Editor of Tun 1ndkfendf.nt:  Sir,���There are over forty unions in  this town and a Trades and Labor  Councll, yet this citv Is overrun with  Japs and Chinamen. The question ls  Jiow many of these unions ever give the  above subject serious consideration?  -Proportionately this is regarded as one  ��E the .best union towns on the continent. If such is true, the; existing state  ol affairs is certainly a blot on th.  escutcheon of unionism. 'Who is re  sensible for it? Why, the unions, of  -course; for as soon as unionists refuse  to patronise houses that employ Orion  -tal labor, then will the Chinese and Japs  seek other climes. For many years  politicians have iben handling this ex  elusion question, but with the exception  of the paltry $10/) tax, the results have  ibeen futile. As partisan members they  always drift into the same channel.  What has (Mr. Morrison done towi^jis  - anti-Oriental immigration?���or the  editor of the Victoria Times? Talked  nothing but empty-headed prattle, such  as vaporing promises by the dozen by  which ln the past they have secured  their election. As bar-room quibblers  ihey would excel, though every man  among them would swear that he worshipped thesunlons of this city. Every  time they board the platform, they sin;  the old, old song, "Let us educate our  eastern brethren first, the government  iwill do the rest"; and the dally news-  .ipapers crawling sycophants ol party.  Read what the Toronto Telegram has  ���*to say about us and reflect. It says  ;tliat British Columbia is responsible  lor every grievance she has to endure,  .And that is true. All our members  .think of is party; for their constituents  4hey seldom waste a thought. From  ithem there has .been too much talk;  now is tbe time for the unions to act  -harmoniously. Procrastination has  ���too long been the cry. Let us up and  ibe doing or forever (hold our peace, and  let the subtle Oriental absorb this pro-  Wince. The majority of the newspapers  ot this province, Instead of devoting  "their time and space to this question,  seem content to ignore it. But day after day their columns are filled with  trashy material descrl-bing religious  .conventions side by side with sensational murders; or some pious sermon  sandwiched between a forgery, and a  _<31vorco. Onco_in__a_while_some_ be-  whiskored old fossil writes a leader on  some eastern politician of whom we  ihave never heard. "VThat the eastern  lpress thinks of us we know too'well.  Aad the eastern clergy, too. They think  -that the old "middle ages" puritanlsm,  ���which prevails 'back there should be  forced on us here in tlie west, and that  we sliould admit all thc- scum of lAsia  Into our midst in order lhat they can  ' INS����������������������������������������  fJTbe Salt  I of Ufe  is business. We want moro of  it. We'll get it if an out and out  bargain will fetch it.  How is This  A two-quart  Hot Water Bottle  or  Fountain Syringe  75c/  | The McDowell, Atkins,  Watson Co., Ltd. Liability |  ���JP-TO-OATE] DRUGGISTS. ��  ����Q������������������������$������������  christianize them. That means so many  more dollars and cents for the church.  We waiters and waitresses who are  compelled to work side by side with  the yellow refuse of the Orient know  wliat they think of Christianity and  preachers, lteceiuly a minister of tliis  city lias been molting himself oftlciou:  in .political centres instead of assisting  the working population to scourge the  town of undesirables. If he would devote some attention to the moral welfare of the city ho would gain respect  Let him make a few nocturnal vlsit�� to  some of those Japanese billiard houses  and take tlie names of a. few of the  ���boys who gather there to play pool or  ibilliards, then ho will do some good.  Tliis town is noted for Orientals, parsons, hotels and churches, and not one  of the preachers has the courage to  preach consistently for exclusion. Like  the politician, the preacher is a good  man to solicit favors in honeyed  phrases, but, on the whole, when they  enter a hotel or restaurant, instead of  white waiters or waitresses, they prefer to be served by an Oriental.  PIIESS AGENT,  Wallers' and 'Waitresses' Union  Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 30, 1003.  FEDERAL'UNION, 'NO.  23.,  At the last meeting of United Federal  Union, No. 23, which was held in the  hnll, Homer street, President Thomas  Heed presided' over a. good attendance,  Secretary Ernest Marshallsay was also  ili'hi.s place. After congratulating the  union on the advance made during the  first year of its existence, the president  said lie hoped that all the members  would rally round him and carry"out  in spirit and in truth tlie principles of  true unionism.  The election of ofllcers resulted in the  selection of the fallowing gentlemen:  President, Thomas need'; vic-presldent,  Albert Iioay; secretary, Krnest Marshallsay; treasurer, .1. C. ilcCurdle;  conductor, George P. Palmer; warden,  Frank Enman; trustees, W. Little, F.  Vaughan.  The report read 'by the secretary gave  the membership as 42 in good standing.  The financial report gave a surplus  of 4H30.73 over indebtedness. The union  has only been a year in existence, starting with 17 members.  On. the 17th February, 1903, a convention will .be held in the Union hall of  ull the federal unions in thc city, with  a view of closer union.  A SUCCESSFUL' ENTERTAINMENT.  One of those affairs which go to make  life wor tli the living .was held Wednesday night- ln the O'Brien hall. The  telephone operators entertained themselves and their friends at dancing,  games, luncheon, etc. The hall was decorated and music provided for the  oceasldh. There were some SO couples  present, who enjoyed themselves till  the early hours of the morning. Great  credit is due to the young ladies who  looked after their guests most attentively, especlaly during lunch time, and  warm were the praises' of those who  will long remember one of the most  enjoyable evenings tliey ever spent.  The commute, comprised Misses Mc-  Ewen, Livingston, Hunter, Scarlet,  Bentley, and Messrs. Cherrlll, Howard,  Beech, Newcombe, Wright.  A    PHILANTHROPIC SCHEME-OB.  "WHAT?  T. W. Banton, in the Toronto Star,  says that a movement has been Inaugurated among several of the big  trusts and corporations with a view-  to the prevention of strikes on a big  scale in the future. Thc plan contemplated is in tlie direction of the prolit  sharing system. Employees are to be  given nn opportunity of Investing their  savings in certain shares in the trusts  set apart for that purpose. One corporation is preparing an elaborate  pensioning scheme, somewhat on the  same plan as that in connection with  the famous Krupp gun works, In Germany. The motltve for these various  schemes is openly confessed to be  based not so much on generosity or a  desire to alleviate the misfortunes incident vto the lives of the workers In  mines, in large factories, or in railways, though such motives have a part  in the scheme to give the workers a  certain pecuniary interest in such  grent trusts, even as tire United States  Steel Trust, u3 will make them less disposed to embark upon strikes.  In otlier -words, the movement is de  signed to less the power und inlluence  of the unions. It is reasonably argued  that when a man is made to feel ihut  he ls in home degree, at least, a shareholder in a vast undertaking, and that  It is to his own personal and private  Interest that the successful operation  of the trust or corporation shall not be  endangered iby stoppages of work, he  will be less likely to place himself in  the hands or under the" power of a.  trade union. It Is a farseelng move,  and Is sure to be loudly heralded as a  very benelicial one to tlie workers.  It is -already apparent, however,  tnat the benevolent intentions, if. such  they be, of the trust operators, will be  met ,by a very determined opposition  from the leaders in the labor movement. The scheme is denounced as a  trap .into which the workers are to be  inveigled, in order thut the workers  may be .brought more absolutely under  the power of the corporations. For the  slightest infraction of rules, it is al  leged, the workman shareholder or  prospectiverpcnsioner is liable to be deprived of his Interests in the concern,  forfeiting.every cent he was entitled to  receive. In order' to avert such a loss  he thus becomes the abject slave and  tool of the corporation, bound by tlie  fetters of his own making. The Krupp  system of pensioning is given as one  instance among others of how the  scheme works out in the end.  church, where the Rev. Mr.' Grant  preached one of the ablest funeral orations ever -delivered in this city. The  procession then reformed and proceed  cd to Mount Pleasant cemetery, 'where  the reverend gentleman again officiated. The pall-bearers were Messrs.  Chris. Hansen, D. C. Patterson, Thos.  Astlnall, D. ileKinnon, Maxwell  Smith, and C. Millard. Much sympathy  Is extended to Mrs. Grant and family  in their sad .bereavement.  I. O. -0. F., M. U.  IfOy.il Thine Forever Lodge, I. O. O.  F��� M. U., entertained a large number  of their friends at a conversazione on  Tuesday night in the lodge room ln the  Sutherland hall, and it Is needless to  say that a most enjoyable time was  spent. The programme was as follows:  Address on Oddfcllowship, S. J. Wade;  song, "lilllaloe," C. J. Harling; song,  ."Juanlta," It. XV. Partridge; song, "I  .Can't Change It," Mr. Fletcher; song,  "Warrior Bold," R. XV. Partridge;  song, "Joe 'Muggins," R. Brechin. At  tlie close of the programme, refreshments were served and dancing was  then indulged in to the strains of Reynolds' orchestra.  CANADA.  The different hranches of the metal-  working trades in Toronto are making  ready for a combined move in the coming spring, with a view to a general  adoption of the nine-hour day in every  ibranch of the trade. Important developments in this movement may be  looked Ior shortly.  Some of the labor unions arc at the  present time .boldly taking action that  ���but a short time ago would have been  impossible. The Iron Moulders' union  of Toronto,  for Instance, at a recent  GEORGE P. FLETCHER DEAD,  -We regret to announce thc passing  away of another of Vancouver's pioneer unionists in the person of Mr,  George P.* Fletcher, whose demise occurred on Wednesday. He was a member of the tailors' union and sat as  delegate to the Trades and Labor council at different periods for a number ot  years. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon ^it 2 o'clock from the  undertaking parlors of Messrs. Centre  c& Hanna. -Besides .the members of his  own union, those of the I. O.' O. F., M.  U., attended the funeral. He had been  a life-long member of the latter order,  having joined it in the old country.  Rev. Jlr. Clinton officiated.  When you want to hire �� flnt-clui  horse and buggy, go to the Palace  liverr atablei. Telephone 125.  UNION MADE  CIGARETTES  We, tlie undersigned, handle the  only UNION MADE CIGA11ETTES  made in Canada.fcKARNAC, V. C.  undT.&B.  H.G.MOORE     -  S. HARCUS  G. W. WEEKS  W.J. McMillan & Co.  Wholesale Agents fer B. C,      ���,-  Corner Alexander St. and Columbia Ave-'  ' Vancouver, B.C. . I,  P. O. BOX, 206. PHOXE, 170.  PHONE I220A.  Carpenter and Joiner  516-518 Seymour St.  Between Pender and Dunsmuir Sts.  All kinds of work ln this line promptly attended to.  meeting, unanimously adopted a rcso  lution, protesting against' any further bonusing of railroads by grants of  either land or money, and urging that  thc next transcontinental railway  should be 'built by the government, to  be absolutely owned and controlled as  national railroad. Other unions besides the Iron Molders' have taken  similar action, not only as to railways  and the bonusing system, tout also on  other questions which do not directly  come within the jurisdiction of the  unions passing upon them.  The many friends and associates of  John Bohle,* compositor on the -News-  Advertiser, will regret to learn of tho  death of his .beloved mother. He left  for Tacoma on Thursday, to attend  the funeral.  C. Ellis, corner Cambie and Cordova  streets, ia the placo whero you get  your hair cut in on jirt-istic manner.     tege then proceeded   to the   Baptist  JOITX GRANT'S FUNERAL.  All that was mortal of tlle late Mr.  John Grant was laid to rest In the  Mount Pleasant cemetery last Monday.  ���Mr. Grant was a pioneer member of  the carpenter's union In the early days,  but had for lhe past seven or eight  years been residing on ono of the small  holdings at Central Park, which; lie  cleared and worked until he made lt  one of the prettiest spots on the New  Westminster line. Mr. Grant was a  most csteemable gentleman and beloved by all who knew him for his uprightness and sterling worth. The  funeral was held from Kemp & Simpson's undertaking   parlors.   The   cor  IC  Work*  Importers and Bottlers  . GORE AVE.   'PHONE 783.  SOLE AGENTS.  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS~>>  * THE WHEELER & WILSON  | High-Speed Sewing Machine |[  <9&.~  iir.  We have just installed one of these wonderful machines Jn our  ���store, fitted with a small electric motor.   We invite anyone Interested to come and inspect the machine,     and   tho     extraordlnary  specd lt can attain���as high as 4,O0a stitches a minute.   Everyone  Is welcome.  , 126 Hastings St. ��,  SOLE AGENT   ,  n:*'K��:k��:.:��:i:��;>:c.;c.:<kk��:^  ii  Loggers' Supplies  SPECIAL    ALL - STEEL  WIRE EOPH SNATCH BLOCK.  ALLAN WHYTE & CO.'S SPECIAL WTRE CORE LOGGING WIRE....  (PLOUGH and CRUCIBLE STEEL WIRE ROPE in all sizes and grades.-'.  All kinds of loggers' tools and supplies, Camp Utonsils, Etc.  MteLennan,  McFeely ��* C��~  Phone 44.  122 Cordova Street., Vancouver, B.C.  Phone 1063.  1 Locks and Latches-_-*��>  Wo especially cu'l your attention to.the fact that our stock  and assortment of licks and latches, Butts, Screws, Cupboard'  trimmings,  .sash iritiimiiigr, ;u fact all  Hardware for House or Block  We have a comp'ete line of the leading American and C.-i/ailisn  goods and we will put you nest to quality, prica and VMiety.   -  Nothing adds moie to the appearance and valuo of a house  than good, tasty modern.triimmings.  We have tliem and believe '.you .want. them.  Vancouver Hardware Co,,  .      339 Hasting^ Street.  !r  i  <���*.**���  ak..  it  x*X*X*XM9XW0VW?X9X^  (SATURDAY  ends our sale of broken  sizes of .Men's,Suits,  Overcoats and  .Raincoats, Boys' Reefers, Overcoats and Raincoats.  Thej* are all late styles, but we wind *up our business year on  the laat day of this month, and must start with a clean* sheet  henoe this clearing out process.   . ' '  JOHNSTON, KEBBFOOT if* CO.  104- snd 106 Cordova Street.  Trunk Stare 127 Hastings St., 9pp. Wm. Ralfrh's.  �����XS������SS>����^  '..CASCADE.  " The Beer Without a Peer."  �����  Brewed right here in Vancouver by men of yetirs and vears tx-  peric-nce and in a brewery whose plant is the most perfect known to  the art of browing, is it any wonder that It' has taken a place in  Jie hearts of the people which no other beer can supplant'  Brewed by  $1.00 Dozen Pints  $2.00   ��     Quarts  I Vancouver Breweriespttdrl  Vancouver, B, C.  and for sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Hotels.  Cigar Factory  NEW WESTMINSTER.  WE  LAUNDER  CURTAINS  BEAUTIFULLY  Tou merely tako them down  and put them ' tip���no curtain  stretchers around���no worry���no  trouble.  We send them home to you  spotlessly clean���square on the  cornera-^storched Just as you  want them.  Steam Laorodry  910-014. Richard! Strut. T��l. 840  Branch office in Arctda  Toi. 1178.  Bcgiimiiig Young  Advertise ln Thc Independent.  " When. eyes ; aro' found ��� ti havo  any defect, however, slight, tnere  ls but ono thing to do. Provide  glasses early. Havo them examined  by our doctor of optics, Mr. Allan, and get a pair to fit you  properly. All work guaranteed.  DAVIDSON BROS.,  -     Pie Jewelers and Opticians,  846 Cordova St.  '0.0j&&/t^< ���.��� 0. j9<9.0 0 9>-9a9i  it  tl


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