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Array Lejlalatlre Llbr'r Mar. Il|l  <'���  THE" ROYAL BANK  OF  CANADA  - 4 SAVINGS   BANK . .  IA. General Banking Business  Transacted.  OFnCEB-Hasttags   Street.   W.,  Bt?�����inI��� 1111 i Avenue, Vancouver.  ii. c. mmm loas m  SAVINGS CO.  Authorised Capital . fio.OM.D'H  .Subscribed Ciipilal - . l,60u,00.)  Abicts Overr - ��� - - UXi.toi)  Head Oflice, 321 Cambie Street,  Vtiucoui cr, 11. C.  FOURTH YEAR.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1903.  WHOLE NO. ICO.  The Lumber  Combination  The Parliamentary Conimittee Reports Thereon���Tariff on  Sugar���Resolution pf Condolence���Joint Convention���J. H. Watson Condemned���  Machinists Withdraw.  President Lamrick occupied the chnlr  al -Thursday night's meeting of the  Trades and Labor council, and Secretary F. J. Russell was nlso in bis place.  There wus a good ut'.eiidr.nc'e or delegates.  (JKED.'.XTIALS.  l'ounrlry Helpers���John iMc-Kee and  Jtobt. McLennan.  Shingle V.'eavers���It. SlllN und S.  ���Wrlshlmiiii.  Received.  ���CO'.MMir.NK'ATIOXy.  l'rom  J.  P.   Lawson,  secretnry  Texada Miners' union, re- Information uu-  < fair list.   Iteferred to Teamsters' union.  From Street Hallway/ Employees'  union, endoisiug resolution of council  declaring all attempts lo 1111 the places  of the U. IS. of li. E. strikers in C. P.  Jt. shops as being unfair.   Filed.  From Western Socialist, ro publishing caid and'job.printing. New business.  From Unrhcrs. Street Hallway Employees, Stonecutters' and Moulders'  unions unci II.* AVIlson, favoring the  council appropriating hall dividends to  pay off mortgage.   Filed,  rrom It. G. Jlacpherson, St. 3?., Ottawa, acknowledging receipt of letter re  Chinese and alien labor. Parliamentary  committee.   .  From- Henry 'c; Baxter,  secretary-  treasurer lnteriiation.il Longshoremen's  '���issociutloii, Detioit, acknowledging letter re sympathetic striked Filed. '  Froin Federated Metal Trades council, Toronto,, fo Fensom Elevator com-  "-paiiy. - '-^Referred to Building- Trades  council.  From Seattle Central Labor urilon re  free employment bureau.   Filed.  From Boiler Makers' union, No. 194,  regarding J. H. AVatson.   Filed. - ^ ,  Thos.''P. McGuigan" wrote that?the  -wages of the street sweepers have .lieen  increased to 20 .cents per hour.   Filed.  From International Association of  Machinists, Beaver lodge, No. 182, wlth-  arawing delegates until council remove  tlie "plaster" from C. P. R. shops.  Secretary to acknowledge.  - From J. H. Watson, acknowledging  Tecelpt of letter inviting him to attend  -council. Filed.  From New Westminster Board of  Trade,, Inviting representatives to a  convention re labor troubles to be held  .on April ��0th in that city.  From IJ. li. of R. 13., thanking all  unions who have'rendered them financial assistance. Also from same body  regarding action of J. IL" Watson at  Ttevelstoke organizing a-1federal union.  New business.  From Toronto District Labor council,  re information LV"13. of R. 33.   Secretary to forward same.  HP-PORTS AND  OTHER BUSINESS.  Committee on Gurney stoves and  ranges, reported progress ln Us work.  Also reporting on the. Robinson build  ing.   Adopted.  Municipal jwumlttee reported  -    A  delegate  reported  that  thc  contractor of the new jail was let to an  unfair contrnctor and suggesting boycott on 'same.    (Laughter.)  .T. ir. WnlHon's letter received two  ���rt&eks ngo was filed.-  CONVENTION.  Ilclegales Mortimorc, Bakes, Russell  ���wore appointed as representatives to  attend convention re labor troubles.  This gathering will comprise delegates  from ull Hoards of Trade and Trades  and Labor councils of New Westmln-  tli-r, Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver, and will be held In this clly on  Ajiril '20.  A copy of the following letter was ordered to be sent to the Boilermakers'  union, to llie olllclals of its International  body and to 1'. M. Draper, Ottawa,  nnd ulso published. .    -  '���VANCOUVI'lK,  11. d, April IB, l'JO;).  "V. 3.  Kussell. Ksq., secretary Trades  and Labor council:  "Dear Sir und' Bro.���We desire to call  Iho attention of tho Trades and Labor  council to the action of 'Mr. J. H. Watson nt Kevelstoke.  "On the ISth instant, the organizer  of  the  Dominion    Trades  and. Labor  tion of autocratic power which is working great detriment lo the ciniumuilty  ut large*, und necessitates Imineilliito  action. As a further evidence of this  combination, we beg to state that the  c'Piisunieis of lirltNh Columbia lumber  in the Noithwost Ten Holies and Manitoba vouipl-.iliiQd Pf excessive freight  ranis over Iho C. P. It., In congequenco  of which u rebate was made In freight  rates by the railway, which was immediately added' to the price of lumber  by tho illegal combine., herein referred  to.  (Signed) "F. WILLIAMS,  "Secretary Parliamentary Commltlee.  -"JOHN T. MORTIMER.  "Chairman."  - AN APPEAL.  The executive committee was appointed to draft an appeal to be sent  to the international bodies for aid for  U. B. of R. E. strike.  Consideration of amending bylaws  was laid-over for special meeting..  The council placed Muir's bakery on  .the unfair list.  Adjourned. -  congress waited on Mr. Temple, master  mechanic of the C. P. lt. nt Reveli-toke,  with 29 'scab' helpers, and organized  them Into a federal union. As you are  awaie, Jlr. Watson endeavored to Induce helpers to go to Revelstoke from  Vancouver shops���fulling this, ten men  were imported from Winnipeg, and  ihese, wilh tlie others already, there,  woro organized as above stated.  "We think that tins action of Mr.  AVatson cannot be too strongly condemned. A gentleniun (?) posing as a  friend of labor and hand in glove with  the C. P. R. officials, is responsible for  this outrage of union principles.   '  "Trusting that you can see your way  to take action on this, I am, yours fraternally,  "FRED.  J.  HALTON,  "Secretary Executive."  A BENEFIT  will be tendered by the Laundry Workers to the TJ. B. of lt. E. on Thursday  evening, April 30. The entertainment.clty- al,d leaves a host of trleriOs and  will take the form of a dance and so-j acquaintances. He was one of those  cln^and will bo held in the O'Brien lbrave Allows who by his stralghtror-  hull, ,        ,    I ward and  manly traits of character,  and to know and talk to upon labor  FRAil ROGERS DEAD.  "Frank," as ho was familiarly called  by Ills friends, was one of the most  prominent figures in labor circles in this  RESOLUTION OF CONDOLENCE.  Following   resolution   of   condolence  was passed:  +++ +++++-++-++���+++>++  Whereas���Frank Rogers, ox- ���  delegate to this council from '���  tho Fishermen's union, passed ���  away on Wednesday afternoon, ���  April 15, 1903, from "thc. effects ���  of a-,revolver   shot   fired   on   ���  J Monday - night by some un- ���  known person, at  tho font of, ���  ��� Abbott-street. ���  AVhereas .��� Tho Vancouver ���  Trades and Labor council has ���  been called in meeting assem- ���  bled, to pay tribute to said de- ���  ceased brother, who has fought ���  as zealously the;battles"of his ���  organization as, tie fought death '���  ���in tho former successful, but ���  in the latter defeated ���wo feel - ���  that we owe something to his ���  memory;  therefore be It ���  Resolved���That we take occa-   ���  ;sIon''to testify to the high es- ���  teem'in which the late brother ���  was held by organized labor in. ���  this city, nnd'that the cause has, ���  lost a useful anil ardent worker  and faithful champion of unionism;   and be it further  Resolved���that this council  extend to the family and  friends of the late lamented  sincere sympathy in this the  hours of their bereavement.  +++++++0+00000+0+  The funeral, will take place from  Unioii hall on Saturday, 2:30 p. m.  The service will be conducted by Rev.  ���Mr. Hindley in the auditorium, after  which the cortege will be Armed,  marshalled by, Bro. A. Haggerty, of the  'Longshoremen's union, of which body  the late Mr. Rogers was a member.  All union men are invited to be pro-  sent.'  DRILL HALL.  A delegate said that the caretaker  of the drill hall was doing job work  around the hall, such as painting, repairing, etc. Referred to the parliamentary committee.     .  PARLI AMEN T ART- C OMMITTEB.,  ' "Parliamentary committee    met   on  April 8, 1003.   Present (Messrs. Pound,  Harrison, George, Mortimer and Williams. ,  "We beg to report that the council  be recommended to endorse tho petition from Berlin, Ont., Trades and Labor council protesting against Increased  tariff on Imported sugar, and that  copies of thc foregoing protest of the  following memorial be forwarded to  Messrs. A. Puttee, 11. Smith, R. G. Macpherson, M.'a P., and the minister of  commerce and justice respectively:  '"We,, the Trades and Labor council  ot Vnncouvei-, respectfully request the  dominion government to set the machinery of the law In motion ns provided b.v amendments to the criminal  code in, thu session ot 1901, to give relief from the unlawful combination between the lumber mill owners and the  Builders' exchange of this city, whereby the general public are compelled to  obtuln a permit froni the latter body,  before they can obtain lumber. This  permit, wc also beg lo state, Is not  obtainable by anyone who does not  subscribe to thc unreasonable demands  of this exchange.   This ls an nssump-  1 matters made himself honored and respected. He was probably better known  to tho public through his connection  wilh the fishermen's great strike two  years ago, than in any other way.  His memory will long be a green spot  in the hearts of his associates, and his  passing away at the early age "of! 23  years Is a distinct and irreparable loss  to orgnized labor in this western world.  He was shot by some unknown person at the foot of Abbott street on  iMonday night, April 13, and died at  the city hospital on Wednesday at  p. ni. f-  THE FUNERAL.  All arrangements have now been  completed for the funeral of the late  Frank Rogers. All union men in the  city are requested to assemble at the  Union hall at 2:30 this (Saturday) afternoon, where funeral services will bo  conducted by the Roy.'Mr. W. J. Hind-  ley. After the service the different  unions' will form in funeral order,  headed by a band. Tho route ot the  procession will be Dunsmuir, Granville,  Hastings, Cambie, Cordova, Carrall,  Hastings and Westminster avenue. ,  , An open mass meeting will be held  after tlie funeral, when speeches  will be mado by prominent local labor men from the court house steps.  The arrest of James Macgregor on  the chargo of murdering Frank Rog-  ers'and-the holding of the Coroner's inquest were the chief events- recorded  Thursday in the course of the investigation into the shooting of Rogers on  Monday night last. Macgiegor is a  clerk'ln the employ of the C. P. R. Ho  ls a man of about 25 years of age and  has only been in the city a short time.  His arrest was effected early Thursday  morning by Detectives Mulhcrn and  Jackson, who had kept him under ob-  servattoirfo'r-tho prevlous~24-hours-ow-  Ing to the information they had received.' By 8 o'clock Thursday morning  they had been able to work up a case  against hiin sufficiently strong to justify the arrest. The accused was  brought up in the Police Court later in  the clay and formally charged, but the  case was remanded tlil Friday at the  request of tiie crowrt prosecutor, Mr. G.  F. Dane.  The verdle1- of the Coroner's Jury, at  the Inquest, held Thursday, was as follows:  "The deceased, Frank Rogers, came  lo his death through a shot being lired,  penetrating his body, from the direction of Stlmson's olllco, foot of Abbott Street, by some person or persons  unknown to us. We, the Jury, strongly recommend that the law should bo  enforced prohibiting the carrying of  concealed firearms."  The jury returning this verdict was  composed  or  \V.   Hunt   (foreman),   It.  G. Moore, B. II. Ileney, 11. Harvey. A  M. Tyson and James Rao. Before making tlie above return tliey had viewed  the remains of the deceased, inspected  the scene of the shooting, and had  hoard the evidence of the doctors who  made the post-mortem, Drs. Weld and  Poole, and of L. O'Neill, who was with  Rogers when he waa shot."    "~  Lawrence O'Neill, 'longshoreman, who  resides on Water Street, stated that  ho left tho Woncler- Coffee House at  11.10 p. m. on Monday, afier attending  tlie show, and at 11.12 or 13'VcIock he  was at the corner of Water und Abbott  Streets, when Thomas Sabarino camo  up, followed by Frank Rogers. They  saw a crowd of men, from four tp eight  in number, standing down near the office of tho wharf. He wondered whether  Ihey were some of thoir friends off the  fish-boat, which might have come in,  and suggested that they should go  down and gee. They went down as far  as the track, and the Italian might  have just stepped over the track. The  witness told hiin not to go any further,  and they stood there. They had previously seen two mon on the track.  While still standing thoro the firing  commenced. He saw the flashes, but  could not say how many there were.  Tho firing came' from the office by the  wharf, and Judging from tlie rapidity  of the firing, there must have been two  revolvers used. He thought that two  must have been firing from the direction ot the office, and a second or two  after it stopped a shot came fiom the  other side of the roadway, from near  Stlmson's office, or the largo bin just  in front of it. As the firing stopped he  heard a voice say "That's Kelly; that's  all right." While the shooting was go  irig on he had heard Rogers and the  other man running away. He started  to walk back to Water Street and  heard someone say that Rogers was  shot. He found Rogers leaning against  the wall at tho corner, and as a number  of peoplo were gathering round they  took him to the Western Hotel.  Dr. Weld gave medical evidence as  to the wound inflicted upon Rogers by  the bullet, and produced the latter,  which he stated was from a 3S calibre  revolver as far as he could judge. The  Doctor described the result of the .postmortem examination, stating that they  had found the bullet hole on the light  side, three inches to the s.ide, and about  one and one-half inches above the  navel. After entering it had taken a  downward course and was found to  the left of the navel. The nature of  tho wounds' inflicted internally was  described in technical phraseology, the  witness concluding by stating that  death was duo to the bullet wound.  Dr. Pools corroborated Dr. Weld's  evidence. * ���  Mr. H. O. Alexander, S. M., handed  in the following statement, made to  him by Frank Rogers In the City, Hos-  *pital on Tuesday morning, April nth:  "I, Frank Rogers, being wounded by  a revolver shot, and being In danger of  death, make thj?'following statement:  I was at th* foot of Abbott Street on  the night of April, 13th, with Larry  O'Neill and another man. I came out  rroiti eating at Coffee House at corner  of Carrall and Cordova.Streets. It was  at foot of Abbott. Street where shooting took place. I was at the railroad  track. I could see forms of three or  four men behind Uttle Customs house  at Stlmson's wharf. There were several  shots fired from there, and I--was struck  by one. I did not have any'trouble or  row with anyone that night, neither  did Larry O'Neill, nor the other man  who was with me, that I know of. I  do not know who shot me, but I think  it must have been someone off the Yosemite or some of the special police. I  had had no trouble with anyone for  some time past. I did not see anyone  else-going-down-on-to-the-wharf-with  us. When the shots wore fired there  were others (people) came running to  the end of the street. I do not know  where they came from."  In handing in the above Mr. Alexander stated that It was not permissible  as evidence ln Court as at the time he  made It Frank Rogers himself believed  that he would recover. Tho statement  might, however, be of use ln the inquest  and he accordingly submitted It. Tho  jury desiring to hear It, and nn one  opposing llie statement was read as  above quoted. This concluded the evidence and after retiring for a few minutes the Jury retuined thc verdict as  Intimated. t  Coorner McGuigan will forward the,  evidence and verdict to tho Attorney  General to-day. Mr. G. F. Cane watch--  cd the Inquest on behalf of "the Crown'  Mr. C. IX Macnelll represented the C'  P. lt.  nnd    Mr. W. J.  Bon sor,  K. Cl  Labor Situation  in This Province  Mr. Chris. Foley Reviews the Conditions in an Able Way  ���Serfdom or Organization���Defends   International Unions Which Protect and  the Government Fails.  watched the proceediiiRS In the  es-ts of the labor unions.  lnler  Telephone 1���2���5 for a lino livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace I .(verv  Stables. ' '  J. A. Davidson, corner Cambie and]  Cordova Sts., Is the place where yoii  get your hair cut In an artistic manner'  Sir,���Tlie series of communications  appearing ot late In the columns of the  local press, treating upon organized  labor and its 'methods, aro woll calculated, whether intended or not, to prejudice tho public mind against such organization. The manifest lack of correct data, the illogical, one-sided lino  of reasoning, the appeal to national  prejudice, and the prostitution of lhe  word patriotism, all suggest an intellectual piano, governed purely by self-  interest, or warped by class and national prejudices. These people appear  incapable of comprehending tho fuel,  that strikes, with their accompanying  evils, ars but the natural outgrowth of  economic conditions���for wliich the  social body as a whole is responsible,  based upon the cold, cruel law of the  survival of the fittest, economically( not  always the best by any means), that  the mechanical genius of the last century has revolutionised. The economic  relations of labor and capital, improved  methods of transportation have opened  markets hitherto inaccessible, resulting  In a vast, almost inconceivable, creation and concentration of wealth into  the hands of the few, brought about by  'the exploitation of the many. These-  conditions have created among the civilized nations of tlie earth a most serious problem, upon the proper solution  of which the future existence of civilization, depends. The spectre of social-  Ism already haunts the minds ot the  moneyocracy and that 1-uthless, avenger of social injustice, revolution, is  looming up on the horizon. Competition, lessening profits, has evolved the  trust and the combine. These artificial  creations, having-neither soul nor body,  have assumed a right to dominate the  Industrial world with a power ns arbitrary as that formerly exercised by  th"ir anointed prototypes, the crowned  tyrants  of  former   ages.    Confronted  with these conditions labor must choose  11  between industrial  Serfdom or Organization.  It has chosen the latter���its right to  do so none can question. Again, the  laborer is just beginning to realize that  ho is entitled to a co-inheritance ln the  benefits bestowed upon man by the  genius of the past. Under existing arrangements employers assume a right  to dictate hours, wages and conditions  to which labor refuses to submit, a right  to purchaso labor in a foreign market,  absolutely ignoring the fact that the  labor of a country is as clearly the inheritance of the people as arc the mill,  factory or mining the property of those  who inherit thorn. The laborer is held  responsible for the existence of tho  government and the conditions under  which production is made possible.  And as the owners ot the machinery ot  production refuse to recognize these  facts, organization and the strike follow. Under a just economic condition  Improvement in the means of produc-  is nllih.rtcd with  road absolution,  passenger   rates  an international rail-  aiid  its  freight  and1  j  are   dictated   largely,   ',  from tlie other side, its black list ia n    j  legal tender from Edmonton to the Rio  Grande,  its seciet  service department   /  recognizes  no international boundary; /  Its einploynieiit department imports thai  alien meicenary by thousands in open   1  violation of the laws  of this country,./  to bo used us an 'Industrial weapon to  whip   the  Canadian  laborer  into  line-.  Again, wo have  thc- mine owners' a?1"!  soclution   (another  capitalistic  union),   s  affiliated  wilh   an American  body for  the deliberate purpose of crushing or-   1  ganized labor and  who import Indus-   \  trial   tyrants   from   Pennsylvania   aiiii    S  elsewhere,   with  whom  to  effect   their     <  rurpo.-c-   and   whose   policy   is   copied     \  after and  dominated  lmgely from tha   - j  other side, nnd who systematically sub-  * j  jeet applicants  for employment  io art  examination applied only  to criminals      i  In this country, namely, noting nation-     .*  allty,   name  of  parents,   size,   weight,     ;  color of eyes,  hair and other  marks,     i  where lust employed, and a member of   - ���  what union, if any-.' if ever engaged in    .  a strike,   if  sn,   where'.'       It   i-   well-    (  known that thc.��e are but'preparatory   J  steps to the application of :\ black list _j  that recognizes no boundary line. Then  wo have other liodies with foreign atii-  i nations,    foreign     headquarters,    and  leaders,  in  many  cases, such  as  J In-  sons, Odd  Fallows, Forester's. Knights  of Pythias, Ked Men, Engineers. Trainmen,  Operators,   Carpenters,   Painters,  PJunibers,    Teamsters,     lsakers    ami    .'  Brewers���all,   more   or   less   affiliated  with niul,dominated by svsii-r bodies om  the other side of the lli'e.    With this  nc-st of treason-breodms Lnstilutiii^s in  our midst,  it is surely high tinu- lhat  Tn: Stevens,  thai doughty  Champion of Canadian ism.   .  and  promoter  of  public  morals,  from  his throne- of virtue  in the tenderloin  district of Dupont street.  soundc-Jtha  alarm and called upon the government  to   bring   into   requisition   the   -.niiled  band of the warrior, with his machine  gun. to crush ihese'alien Industrial destroying hende of tniitDi's.JieuuailiJJl^  iron heel of militarism. \Anil.  now, I  desiio  to eoiUi'.ulic't" in toto  the state  ment that labor organizations lier  dominated lroni the oilier side.   In  (I  state- -,  re are \  In do-    j  ing so. I inn speaking In you as a mar,,  who has been on more limn one occasion branded as a traitor by members  of labor unions for oppo-ing strikes in  British Columbia. And as a member,of.  tho executive board of. the Western  Federation of Miners during the greater  pnrt of lhe 'Kootenay labor troubles,  .-r.d being familiar wilh the inner  workings of.that body, of which I ain  r.ow not a member. T would say, that in:  no single instance- did tiu parent body,  use Its lulluftnce to bring on a strike  in this country. Further, wlien,an organized effort wus made at the general ���  "conventioTi-!bf~lS01���to- U.Tv?rTr-vote~of~  censure passed upon mo for the twin 1  had taken, aided by the exc-cutive  board, m settling a dispute at V.o*sland  some time- previous, tliat body as a  means of expressing thoir uppioval of  my conduct and* censuring lhat cf my  enemies, tefused absolutely to accept  my declination to run again as a candi-  tion or In the demand, or market value  of a product should mean better conditions for the employed as well as the  employe', but thc latter assumes that  he alone Is entitled to benefit nnd thus  tho troublo begins. The strike is, to  my mind, but the primary step in a  movement destined soon to assume political importance and power in the enactment and enforcement of laws that date. And I was. mu.-h agilast my  will make the striko unnecessary; that wishes, plm-ciWii nomination and elect--  will banish orthodoxy from the arena ed by the unanimous vote of that cou-  or politics, and Inaugurate a system of. volition. Again, as a member of the  legislation that will meet nnd contiol convention. In settling- the iate strike  the new conditions which havo arisen, at Fernle, I am- prepared to say, and  "���"gain, wc are Informed that foreign every member of iho convention will  olllclaldom brands such bodies ns thc siistul-.i inn In so doing, that h.,d.the  '���'estorn Federation of Miners, the Wei I 'in Federation of Miners given as-  \mnrli\in Labor Union i\nd the United siiriinces of support to the strikers.  Brotherhood of Railway .employees, ns  after Mr. Tonkin had conceded most or  whut thc-y had demanded���and to which  and more they Were j'.irtly emit led���a.  settlement would not likely have been  ehecieii.. And, further, lhat to the untiring and miclllpcMil efforts of Mr.  D.umliorty. president of the district,  union of the Western Federation of  (Miners, and, until a tew month* ago  himself an American citizen. tl-o settlement of that ilisput" wns in all proli-  (Continue''! on 1'iiite Three.] f  I  Treason-Breeding Organizations,  whera plots arc Hatched to destroy  ", --un industry. To nssume such'a  position would be io com ode that the  "���anadi.in laborer is nn Ignorant con-  .'Uinm-itc jackasa. Hut the vtinejrlng  covering this 'cowardly stab at labor  organization deceives no one. Now  foreign affiliation n**il  breeds  treason,  whlth"!-  if  domination  ire we drift-  i  Irg.   Tho  C. P. 11., as 1 understand it. TUB INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY.  .APRIL 18, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  iPUBl.ISHFfD   1VBEKLY   IN*   TIIK    INTERESTS OF THE MASSES  BV  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING OOM-  1-ANY.  HASIIMENT    OF      FI.AC1C        BLOCK  HASTINGS STltRET, VAN-  COUVKR,  B. C.  siinscr.iiTiONS in advance.  A Wf-e'lc. .*. cents; month, l'�� cenls; tlirc<  months, 23 cents; six months, 1*1 coins.  ono year. Jt.W.  KNIXmSED BY THE  TRADES .<��� LA HOR COUNCIL OF VAN-  CUl'VEi;,  TItADKS &  LAHOK COUNCIL OF'VIC-  TOU1A.  vancouvei:  ruii,ping tisaue^  COUNCIL. "  r^  <HT^g|  LABC-e>  The Independent can always be haa  at Galloway's book store, arcade.  SATI.IIDAY..  ....APRIL IS, iao:i  disgrace of the people rather than by  the grace of God. The premier says  that the motion infringes on the  prerogatives of -the crown, and the  ever-faithful Speaker looks wise and  says il rather appears that way to hlni.  Fortuntely I'or -King Kdward's reputation as u statesman, the crown In ihis  case only means a Joly substitute.  K. T. l.oury, nf the New Denver  Ledge, and \V. Macadams, of Sandon  I'aystrcak. have socuied ollic-es in the  Ban- >-i Anderson block, Hastings street  and will shortly publish the Vancouver  Ozotiogrnm, a weekly newspaper..' It  promises to be a warm number. .Wi  wish 'them sutvess In their now ve.'v  tare.  Aid. .McGulgun. (vide last TueSilny  night's iiieeting of the elty council)���  Would ask Aid. Grant when the library  would be Mulshed. 1 can't get. In the,  frou; clour.  Aid. Grunt���You can get In at tho  back door.  . .  Aid. McQueen���The way to got into  buildings when closed is by, the back  door.  ���������' LABOR cfOMi.MISSION.  Tho appointment of, a royal commission to investigate the causes lending  up to the many 'strikes-In British Columbia should iiic-i't with tlie-uiiqiiall-  fied approval in* nl! trades unionists  who have lhe besi mtorc-.ts.of.the province- and their organization* nl heart.  . The 'personnel of the c-onimissliui. so  far'as it goes, is of n high-standard,  and,,.while we Would have liked to  have seen one <if: the rank' and file  thereon, yet when it is taken iiito.cun-  sidorr.tion that it. was selected 'by a  body of' men-.whose-political  leanings  ..-.estrange their sympathies from these  questions'wo have much'to be thankful  for. ., '.'������',,  .'.,;��� "Chief'Jtifitleo Hiinter is a man who  has gained for himself much respect.  in the- brief, ti-inoin which, he has sat  upon ihi:-bench. It remains to.be seen  '.whether he- has the nerve to doa! fully  with Mr. Dunsmuir and others of-his  ilk. His legal experience will serve a  good purpose in drawing .out evidence  which in Ight; nol-'occur lo a layman.  ; Rciv.' Mr, Vtowe ut mice commands  respect,.not only lroni the line of business he is e:ig:igecl ill, but from lhe  fact that he has in-the past shown hini-  self r.mcna.ble ti> reason.In economic .rc-  i forms, nor yet has he- boon frightened  by. the; petty tyra nny of 'bintunc. cle-ma-  '; gogues.f-       . f    ���  ?-.,.-.Sviiiit is most to be .feared'is..ihut. the  1.comiisissions issued to these ge..Luin.cn  wili.be so Inadeqiiale that the results  -pi their labors will be abortive.  V On the otlier hand, if it-itrsiillieii'ntly  comprehensive It will do n..tremendous  amount of good. l^>t ? theso.. .men go  right down- to .the rootVof the .affair.  Labor: does not hide-'lis .light'under a  bushel, and has nothing to fear If its  story ,-is putilisht'd ' In full.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  The fiiiuiice minister's estimates'for  the coming year show a deficit of -$300,-  yftl) to be mel, of course, in,the usual  gcod old way by-menus of nnother loan.  'Mr. Prentice might just as well, be frank  now and,make it $500,600, for it is dollars to doughnuts that it will reach that  ligure before the senson? is over. Let  'er dicker. Economy is only nn haln-  cimition in British Columbia.  Hon. Mr. .Mcinnes for a couple of  sessions was . after his "coal baron"  (Dunsmuir) In great ..shape. "When he  reached him. 'however, Wondering AVil-  lie was very much In the position of  the man who chased the burglar from  his house, and when he caught up to  him got caught himself. Ko it has been  with Willie, the wondering- won'der.  Wonder what's next.'���let's start -over  ns'iiin.  The World man says that the mini  who '".curries a gun Is a. coward.' This  World mnn must7 foe a lobster. If he  would but read the News-Advertiser,  or,any other up-to-date newspaper, ho  would know that this is not looked on  as a serious offence. Quite recently  our moral police magistrate offered.almost profuse .'ipologiestbecause he had  to line an "ulcer-- that pointed a revolver at an alleged' offender..  '"'At-lust'Tucsdny ' night's meeting,'of  the city council, Aid..'Brown..''agreed"  with Aid. Wood, 'regarding: tenders for  heating ,tho new jail iindfthought that  "licit air" would be the proper, Ihing.  Oiir "devil" got,.the..following out of  the poetry iiliichhie:       .  "Isiiiitos Dumont  was,,a lucky man,  ���'     Deny it if you-can.'.' ���'!���"'    u  lie sailed arcuind the 13ilTel  tower..  In   his  dirigible  iloaling  bower,    &  But never could behave gol there  With a can of llnnvn-Wouii: "hot air.'  ,   lie was fi -lucky .man.". -,'.''  .The ...forces?which  strike the least. .  urc best organized  Reporters who attend the city council.? meetings should  be paid "overtime.  "It's worth it.-1,. ''-'Ai  ..Neill, of - Alberui.' has seen the-? light.  Prior-has the. right Idea. "Put money  in thy purse."   '  ���Do not.permit the warm spring evening, to, keep you from attending your  local .union regularly. -.'--,'  : (Prior ought to spring his Canadian  . Northern':, job'. ��������� iMoney is a trille tight  .-just now) and it woulcln'tfcost too miich.  .'..Enthusiastic energy, ambitious activity are the factors most needed In  tho'lubor, movement  today.    Arc  you  -supplying any?  Thc Crown  is a  badly  abused  body  in   British, Columbia   these   days..  It  has to bear all the sliis of omission  and commission of Prior, Prentice &  Co., of mu- great and 'unrivalled ministry* as was. shown this week during  the debato"on Mr. Curtis'"motion'for  dissolution of the legislature In order  to give the people, u chance lo make  an improvement on the present outlW,  vibo are allowed  to sit and sit lo the  FHll.Nli-Vi.MIXRR.S   NOT' Bl-'.SPONSt  ' .'-. BLE.?.':' "������.l;y":  Sir,���Will you please" Insert the? foi-.  lowing resolution in the. columns . of  yoiir paper and oblige, yours respectfully. PRESS COMMITTEE,.:.."?.  ���'���'. ��� Gladstone Union No. 76.  ���"Fernle;' 13. C.,: April 11, 11)0:!.      -  "Whereas���Certain deeds- of violence  were.perpetrated at Coal Creek mines  on Ihelllth or March last;   und? ���������'"  ''.Whereas���An effort has been made  to fasten the responsibility for the said  offenses on Gladstone' 'Miners'.'union.  No. 76, and District Union, No.' 7, of  tho Western Federation of. -Miners, by  the arrests, and prosecutions of the oflicers aiid members of the said unions;  and.. -.     , "���������". i.    ���  "Whereas���A number' of men /who  were charged with the oiTeiiccs in  question were negligently, allowed to'  depart- from Ferule without  -therefore. beJt, -._jf_^_^__^_i  trial;  Resolved���That this union hereby  declares'Itself to be not in sympathy  with the said deeds of violence, and  strongly disapproves of the same, and,  having assisted the authorities In suppressing the same,-, will continue so to  do;   and  be  lt further  Unsolved���That a copy of these resolutions be sent lo the .attorney genera! nt Vlotoria nnd lo ' thu various  newspiiiiers."  l+<^++++++-+++++-++++ +++���^++++^+++^+^'09-+  WATSON REPLIES TO MOHTIMKR.  To the Editor of Tin; 1.\'i>ki'K.siu:nt:  Sir,���In   youi-  last   week's  issue  Mr.  .Mortimer  bus  seen   Ilt  lo answer  my  loiter Hint appeared the previous week,  which was nn appeal lo the wholesale  I'leiks  to  come   lo  me   if  they   wanted  lo be orgnnl/.i'il. that 1 would put them  Into a legitimate union.    Mr. 'Mortimer  lakes exception  to some of the things  1   have   said,   niul   I   can   assure  him  tliat 1 meant every word.   Not being a  member of the Trades council I reserve  the right'as a citizen to criticize their  miions.    And  when 1 see them led by  a   lot   of. socialists,    in    trades-union  garb, Introducing a thing I know nine-  tenths of thein  have thought  nothing  nbout or even investigated to see that  if it .were a union or not, 1 Intend to  draw theh- attention to It through the  press.   I have no other source open to  reach     the''   trades-union"-,.-members,  whicli is my aim. Now, speak the truth,  Mr. ...Mortimer..   The  only reason  that  you advocate the American Labor union  Is that it Is a socialist institution I  and  has  adopted  the platform  of the  socialist   party  of America  in' its  entirety  as  its  political    platform,    and  that body appeals to all  its .members  to.be governed  by  it.    I am  quoling  from   the   preamble   of   the  American  -Lubor union.    So it is very clear that  all  mamhers of unions afliliating with  that body arc expected to become socialists���though you have not tlio courage to toll them so when you are organizing them Into.a new union.   The  members arc in ignorance of what kind  of  union   they, urc joining until  they  have become members of it, and a constitution' of  the. order placed  In? their  hands for perusal,  when  they awaken  to  the fact that, they have, been misled and have become members of a socialist 'organization' pure, and  simple.  We,   who  know   Mr. Mortimer, by reputation  longer than    a    good many,  know that he has ..been anything and  everything, iind nothing very long at  iii- time, so  that  we?- are'-not surprised  thai,he is now un. ardent socialist..-.-It  Is just this class of men that are.generally  found   in  socialist  ranks. ,    Wo  also know thnt Mr. Mortimer, -Mr. W  limns nnd Mr. Savage, menibeiVof the  Tailors'  union, saw  fit  last December  to.llnd fauIUwltlr my report?to the Dominion  Trades -congress,fund   among  othei- things that ihey found fault with  was    the,   clause'' in. which. I   stated  that" while "Canadian ''trii'de   unionists  pay: through ..their respective unions a  per capita tax to the American?Fodcr-  ationfof 'Lii hor, they get.no benellts iri  return-, (a statement..I still adhere,to).  and   the  issuing of ''charters to bodies  of inen who had formed local unions;"of  their own, aiid wore working under no  charter  at. all.    These   gentlemen,".in  theii-,criticism, .then.'sald that any person who advocated even, infthe slightest degree,? a policy of.disruption,';,was  a'"traitor to the cause;   the, report is,  therefore,  reactionary and  ngulnst the  .best..Interests"of the worker.    I-would  ask who Is the, traitor to Candiun trade  unionism. , inysclf   or   Mr.-   Mortimer,  who. is iiow advocating a'jfurther dls-  niptioii of our trade unionism, in the  shape "of a" federation, presumably'.of  trade' unions, but in reality a socialist  political movement, under,the cloak of  unionism, according to the constitution  of the.American Labor, union?--International'unions can belong to this order,  but must conform  to the, liy laws  and constitution :ot-the Americnii'.Labor  uiiiqn,   whiclr-means  that .tliey must  become socialists.    Godhelp our trade  unions,"and .the country In genieral  if  the unions, led7onJiy irresponsible demagogues,; ever f do this.   1 hold- that  Mr..'-Mortimer Iii advocating our Canadian/unions to.'taite their charters from  the American  Labor, union  that he is  introducing.a greater, deeper, illsrtipl-  ingVii.l!!uenceJh.'i.ii_I_cver_cUd_.iii,.niy_saUV  �����...������������������������� . ����^  ���*94+���-94  "'���9  See  the Great  Showing  Spnog  Novelties  at  170    Cordova     St.,    Vancouver.  I  I  We reach wherever the mails J  reach.  t  ^4fr+��9.Q$'9'<9.4*}Q'0~0'A>+'0''0~^$.+��M<).4ptl  SANDYALSSES  As the travelling season approaches you will begin to think of trunks',  valises, travelling rugs, etc., and the best place to purchase this line of  goods. You will naturally think of lhe big fuinlshliig store on dlaatlngs Street,  where all the lutes,- designs arc on display.      ".''.. '"'..".' ���"-...;  TRUNKS from $2.r,0 to $J."i.U0���Solid leather Trunks:, Portmanteaus. Canvas-  Covered Trunks und Steamer Trunks .In'.various dualities.  IN VALISBS wc have a grent varle ty, Including a splendid line of Suit  Cases fiom Sti.f.0 to SlT.iiO. Gladstone Hugs, Club Rags,'etc. We never liad a  llnor line of :ravelling rugs.   Come and  see them.  ii*   STEWAKT,  309 to 315 Hastings St. W.  Tklkphone 702.  ster's dellnltion of a scab Is? given as  "a menu,'dirty, paltry ninn," and 1 uup-  Tibsc u name good enough for a mean,  dirty, paltry man is good enough for,a  union formed to commit acts of meanness and dirty work. This so-called  labor union was formed to disrupt our  legitimate unions, and is succeeding.in'  ii small .way. -If. oui;. Dominion. Trudes  Congress was a socialist institution you  would advocate it, but because socialists cannot, run it you knife it at.every,  turn as you do its ofllcers, who are  good, honest men, and,tried. The socialist who is in am .international or any  other trade union and places his socialism before the- interests of his; union  Is a disrupter. Trade unionists wlllsee  the clay, wliich is not very far distant,  wlieri notion''will have" to be.taken.to  save themselves .from' theii-"alleged  friends.    1. am yours. ;.,"  V   -      J., H.  WATSON,   Organizer.  Vancouver, April IC, 1903. ?'?���?.       V  ������sent us ilire't-t ulieatitlful   lot   of   goods���"SILVICIt-DKPOSIT  WAIWD.    The  goods   consist  principally "of ' VASUS���quaint���rure������  beautiful���Inexpensive.    Xoi   cheap gnuds but cheap prices.   ,  '   Fact is���llicy were intended for las: Christmas' trade, but they  didn't get'here until long loo lute, hence the reason  we are pushing  the line.:  From now on there will be. such a profusion"of flowers, that."  i-p.'illy the vases seem lo have come along most opportunely, tor the  cut llowers  should   brighten every ��� room in the house.  VASKS   FROM   ................ '���..'..'.....' .;;:.. ?1 to $25  Ta;  ���     BL..      B Bt&^l'B^L. ��� 9.  J-ewtier and  Diamond  Merchant  COB. GRANVILLE AND HASTING i STCEETA. ,     (j  Official Watch Inspector of the C. P. H. ���  *+++++++++++++++++++G++++  report, 'and Is lo a larger degree a  traitor, to our Canadian trades union  movement and is working ugiilust.the  best interests of It from every standpoint. The press? committee of the  Ferine Miners' union proves, my con-  icntlon. They..declare Ihey were ordered back to work with scabs. They  say Hint lliis is done, not to forward  the cause of trade unionism, but.to  forward : that of socialism. Thoy also  say. thai the men. are talking of .''���lulling. thic' Woylcrii7 Federation" of Miners  ,".nd going Into the United Aline  Workers' union. ?i.Mr.l; Mitchell being  the- honored head of that body. Why  aro they going to do thnt'.' I.ccr.uso  their oillcers- arc looking after .the  positions, of Al. P.'s and congressmen,  ihrougli lhelr socialist dupes, i don't  doubt bill that our friends, Jlr.'Mortimer et ill. are looking after the same  tbing. The only difference between us  ,is that I'havo a government job which  they are after. .'"Why be so jealous.'.'  Jlr. Mortimer asks me io prove that  the American Labor union is liscab  union, and gives the general Idea of  what he knows a "scab to be. llut  there are-others, niy friend, and when  1 say a union is a scab union, I know  what I am talking ? about.    Jlr.��� Web-i  A('���  .'���'-..' KBPLY TO Jilt.; WATSON. ..;  To .thu kditor'ol Tiik IJiiiKi'iaiDENT:.'.-.'..';���'''.���'?'..���  .- Sir,���Judging by Jlr. J. H. AVatson's  letter, in tlie Province, dated-April' 6th,  liiat. fgentlenutii -seems to ?be .. In boring  under, a niislakeVso fur-as-, the helpers  of Revelstoke shops are concerned. He  speaks of an Allied 'Jlecliaiilcs-. linio'iii  No '''such, union ever .existed In Revel-,  stoke. --"A Federal unioii, talcing., its  charter from the Dominion Trades and  Labor congress wcisforganized cebbut a  'year' ago. "This. ls--.thOi'orgiinl!!iiiioii.  wliic-h.?,lhcluded the:-lielpersi-fof Revel-  stdke shops.. On January? last by unuiir  iinoiis vole,7 this uriitin throw up their  chui'tei- iind "entered th'e U-..B. R.f ;E. ih  ii body. I was tlie only president of the  above.union and know?whereof I speak?  We did not ask .permission of the  company to ; organize, and , having no  contracts io" brcak^we;did iiot have.to  ask permission', to. ..throw up. our charter. '��� "Moreover,' wc deny the light? ot  nny union; tb enter into .'nn agreement  on our behairc?withoul our sanction-.  The schedule" which' was put"?in force  last July was signed by tlie.Vahcouyer  unioii alpiie.' f Although enforced 'from'  Vancouver to Winnipeg,.I nor.any authorized delegate' of this union- ever  sighed-this schedule or.any. other contract with the company. We entered  the? U.I3. Ri E..v with our".eyes open,  understaiicling perfectly \yliat we were  doing, and wc InttMid to stand, by''our  Brotbei-hood-unlil the; last. If -J: .H. Watt  son had. thouglit before writing, his  letter he probably would nothave writ-'  teh.il;   PresidentlEsies certainly would  t> ++ + + + + 009 + ++-+0++++ ++ +++++ + + +++++++*  WHAT'S THE USE      j  Y of hurrying nbout buying Lifo Insurance so ninny men think and nay. At  Y lenst two  strong  reasons   are: Good   heivllli Is unceitain;   increased cost   ts  certain.cWhat's  the uso of waiting miglit belter be saldl  UNION MUTUAL   POLICIES  umy bo .depended upon to protect throughout' the varying experiences    of  human' life,  to faithfully guard tlio interests    of  the     Insured.: and to bo  promptly cnslicd when they: become payable.    Values anil privileges abound  and   are   conveniciitly   available.   Detailed facts gladly furnished.  After three yearn tlio  Union  Mutual Policies do not "become void by failure  to pay pi'emiunis,   the Main  Non-F'orfelturo     T��aw   without  action  of the  . Follcy-holder, continuing tlio Insurance for a'Specified length-of time.  Union [\1utiidl Life InsuranceCo I  PORTLAND, MAINE. Incorporated 1848. |  Call or writo for particulars and plans ���  Head Office : 419 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C. *  .     J. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager. *  COLIN  CAMEIION,  Special  Agent.  !  tl.  +*&+++++ ++++++++++ ++ + + + + ++++++++++49  I  CORNER HASTINGS AND CAMBIE  STREETS,, VANCOUVKIl.  New, modern and strictly first-class;  good sample rooms; free 'bus. Week  days���Breakfast 7 to 10 a. in., lunch  12 m. to 2 p. ru., dinner, G to 8 p. m.  Sundays���Ureakfast 7; 30 to 10:80 a.  ni., lunch 12:30 to 2 p. iu., dinner, S:30t  to 7:30 p-. in. Hates ?2 and upwards  per day. HAYWOOD & PRESCOTT,  Proprietors.  Meeting.  F. O. E.���VANCOUVER AERIE, No. t,  meets Wednesday evenings; visiting  brethren welcome.   Bert Parsons, W.  P.; J. G. TJre, W. B., Arcade.  Tbe  House  310-312. ABBOTT STREET, VANCOUVER,: 13. C.  Restaurant and, Bar. Breakfast 6 to  10, merchants' lunch 11 to 2, 25c; dinner 5 to S, 25c; lunches put up; eastern? and Olympian- oysters,-; short orders a specialty at all hours;  meal tickets ��'1; best 25c. meal in ' the  city.     D." BURTON, Proprietor.  THERE IS  of Fire or Injurv  Health when you usp  the  The"  EBH  319 SEYMOUR STREET.  VANCOUVER.  Having tho. only 'up-to-date grill room  'n British Columbia, which in itself lo a  guarantee of a '��� first-class hotel and restaurant, .Business slcn's LUNCH, from  12; in. to 2:30 p. ni.', only 25 cents.  I  IL  4  ��� ^  'Hi  ' %  ���A1  All  - il,  ���'"i'-m  ?Vg|  ��� iAt  nol advise us to '.'keep n eontr.iot which  we never signed, and which therefore,;  ls no "contract nt nil;' Federal Union?  No. 23, oC Vancouver, Is a,local union  having no. authority outside ol Vancouver shopH, nnd nny "agreement which  they sign is only binding'on-that-union  alone, rtnd no man lcnows'fthis better  tliun Joo Watson himself.. Tho decision of the, Trades and Labor council  bus been endorsed by a representative  ciiniiiilUee of the- cltlzuna of Itevelstoict',  who cm heni'lng (he true fncts of the  cafe? 'ilevliiretl nilViieii talcing the place  uf strikers to be scabs, J believe the  bollerninkoi's are the only; union men"  (microti to work with scabs, and for  this wo must thank' .loe Wntson, who  is evidently willing nnd eager to act  us; it tool' In the lm nils*-of the C. P. It.  nfliel.'ils, or. why this tissue of falsehoods which Is published over his  r.nmo  liv tho Province.  J. THORNTON,  Manager Division Xo. 97, U. B. Tt. K.  llovelstoke. B. C, April 10,. 1903. .  . .(Note���The. foregoing,'lettei-?:,.wns're-  ce'ivecl; lust week too [iate7 for 'publicii-  lioii. Friday beinr a public holidny The  -Independent"' wont, to press on Thursday. We nrlght"', take this, opportunity  tostate, thn I", ������"copy" for "the'paper'must  bo In not Inter than .Thursday noon .to  liisureVinsertioii.^Ed.)    ;f? ;.-  CORNER   CORDOVA   AND   CARRALL  STREETS,  VANCOUVER.  *  Makes a specialty of Dewar's, fipccial  liqueur, also Usher's hluck label liqUeur  whiskey. Lnrgo stock of imported nnd  domestic..cigurs. Finest billiard/ and  pool tables. . Tl. B. UULLIOAN &  CO.,  Proprietors.  :   GEO. HAY   :  '.YniuMiuvfirV   riouocr  , ClotlicF  KunoTttior, -.mnkes'. n i suit:uow.  Dyeing and Repairing.  ���2!fi CA.MT.ir. ST., VANCOrVKB.  ���  ���  ���  The 'price is now  such that almost everybody can afford it.-  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office of -  11 thifi ft k  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  OOSa9390S��C3C9C  %    DELICIOUS WINE  j"   MiDK ElCI.tlSlVEI.V FBOU B. C. FHVIT.  '������ FRESH CUT FLOWERS.  UNION-MADE  DOJIKST10 0IGAK8.  When ninkinR a trip nrouiid the  Pnrk call uu  SUI    n     Bnnoc! Brockton Point  Via Bf* tfUnCS     Llghthouco  ia oasoooooooooooeoosoc  %  w  ii  ixxij&ACMimiMz-  AaniJW  IC  Works  ���mSiorters and  Bottlers  C-iORE AVK.   'I'HONE  SOI.K jiUKNTS.  78S.  PAcirac  LINE  Worlds  ��ce��ic  ,j  LOWEST RATES.  BEST SERVICE  Train  Trahacoiitluentnl     Passotigcr  leaves dnlly nt-l-l o'clock.  ���Seattle;nnd Whatcom Express leaves  dully  nt 8:00 o'clock.  STEAMSHIPS  TO'JAPAN-AND  CHINA.  EMPHESS Ol-V CHINA  lOMPitESS OP INDIA' ���  TAItTAIt   .. I'KC I  ...I*EC. '29.  ...JAN.   11  TO  HONOLULU.  I'l.Il  ISLANDS' ANU  AUSThALIA.  S.S.     AOllANGI   S.S., 110ANA.   UIOTCERE .    , IIKOia-  .. i.'.IA'N, . 9  -   .   I-"EM.   6  Aiid every ronr weeks tliuie.iitur.  For full particulars as to time, ratee.  etc., apply to  E. 3. COYLK, JA3. 8C1.ATKR  A. O. P. A. TlckPt Aid-u "  Vancouver, B, C.    ��S ri,w,.���B�� st  :V��noou��er. n.C Wfi  A Hi  'if?*?'  SATURDAY.,  ...APniLlS, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  ������^���******aa>^^  Successor to Avenue Crockery Company.  The place to get values in  CROCKERY, GLASSWARE;  ENAMELED IRON AND TINWARE.  A full stock of Paints going at cost.  ?'���'  ||  Telephone 931. 438 Westminster Avenue. ��� J;  Our Victors  By Our Own Correshondcnt.  Thursduy evening a grand bail; will  he given undei*; the auspices of the  Cigarmakers' union for the benefit of  ��� the striking steambontmen. - Entertainments .will foliow/in .quick/succession  and this-end of, the strike will be supported 'Indefinitely!.'.;...'-./ "V?  In spite of all opposition,  organized  .labor will' have a grand "parade', on -Fridayevening, and march to tlie Victoria  .trentre, where" a?/ befitting "entertaiiir  ; ment.Pwill���'"be,'..presented. on  behalf of  the striking steambontmen./' The bands  .-of. the city are  preparing a.'musical  . treat,  and labor's.only representative  .in the Provincial "Parliament,' Mr.'Haw-  .. thorntliwaite, will /address the meeting.  A private communication from Lady  : *.sinlth; states that everything is .dead,  .  and that? storekeepers ank now'doing 'u  ./������strictly,'cash fbusiness:  -To Improve; the  .���".situatioii,?. ?punsmuli-   has    prohibited  ;:-flshing:fronv-his:'wharf.   Real estate?in  .??that, town fhi ?no\yf sellings cheap land  ',   special inducements areoffcredto pros-  ,.,pective   purchasers.?   .The fcbmniunica-  .'������..' tion7. further''states,-'.that.as:'a., merited  rebuke  to .Dunsmuir's despotism,', the  , :remnant   of .'Ladysmlth's-population  1 .have?Joined the? ranks of socialism. ,Vf  ���' ,.: --A; document? seating/forth'���.'verbatim  . .the : result fof :.,tlie,,.iiiterviewV:with';'his  ^���worship aiid.tlieVcoinniittee'on eiiter-  .talhiiient,'will'-'be 'drawn?up,' sworn?to  .'.' ibefore a .notary public,?'and .''published  ,.?for  the?' information'7?., of.-   tlie    public.  ;?fWhen??wo:?c6ntriisl:?.thef acllon. of the  '.,'��� chief executive, of���?Vancouver with that  , ...of four; own; deariy.ybeloved, we confess  ?';.lhat! conservative.us wc are,;we: have  .':":.i'i.-blush coining.:'/'.There, is no objection  ?i to,;, giving the' eiti-'iijill to political par-  ���?.,.;��� ties to abuse and vilify.feachf other, but  :. '.to give. it. for. the benefit of i 'a','few,?' men.  ���. ;:.\vho are flighting ���'��� for;; their :rightsVand  ,,?vtlie? rights?of.' others/against the-.'.enr:  V'-crbiiehmeiitViif 'corporate;greed, fls,out  "���of., the question: '1:.'-"Working nien.f are  ;"-.simply'-getting?wlirit they,voted for., "���';:  '���[,'. ?; A? committee of thej Trades: and-;Li-  :';' rbor?; cbuhcll .'interviewed? tiie/mayor of  ,;'?4Iie?city ?with:a:?viow?to/getting, a; perf  '.'���';' Jiiitfor the: use of the Jlarket building:  f;���The request was. promptly, refused: on  V-.:: the ground , .'.that; the. mayor feared it  ': . disturbance ;>,may ?arise, [ whicli.would  ffiiecessiUi'te'the calling.out; of .the police.  ?-,?-. .Subsequently;::a:/.petition,/, signed ?by  '?;'.three'.members of .iho committee,?was  f 'forwarded- to,: the;oity council,  asking  f:?:fbr,th'o;usebf.thtv>fiii-lvet building, and  ./informing/the council/that Ihe.'enter-  V'tainment.woiild be of such.a character  ' .aa ?,to preclude all  possibility, of: dis-.  V tuibance.   ills worship in council:took  : V exception .ito statements .made .hi peti-  ? .-tIoii'7and?asserted? that 'thby Vwe re/misleading. .-": The communication, was re-  V ?cei veil and ii'led,-and .liie. action? of fhls  ''--worship'"'uiidorsed; ��� .������'    '-?���?-'-���:��� ���/;."iXxiA  every -loclallst'and miner bi the .'Western Federation oii;tills beaulifuliisiand,  or tender his resignnlibn.-is n. member  of the 'Jrliilty' to which lie was appointed  by special dispensationof; providence.^ James. Jsup?^^  tionfof. greater, ihitgniluae thanho has  any Idea of.-, T iva^uld respectfullyrefer  James to tlie .pages of .'history, 'with, a.  view: to impress/on Iiim the fact; that  .in; ail ages and?in all,'countries active  opposition: offered'-  to. ?any. movemeiit  startedfor thebettcrment.of conditions  of thehiiiiiaii family; has in a measure  acted usfa fertilizer? and has'iii nearly  all cases tended to Increase the growth  of such niovemeiit..  The closing down  of :his.coal holes' .has had a'most stini-  ulating effect on   the ? growth foi?  the  tradesninioii movement In general. Socialism In particular.   His despotic ac-  tIons,uiid utterances? are7 driving scores  to the protecting cover of. the unionaiid  convincing .thousands", that    private  ownership of.publlc Utilities-Is a /menace, to the; welfare; of tlie nation/ ^Vheh  baroW. ,jf?; uie V Bab rV type -manifest" a'  desire? to ride ,lho-public; Uierefis evi-  rtonc��   -"'I-   all-fisiVnotV-'ok''-in/the  upper,'stoiy; ':��� Tlierefoi-o,; they?, should  .'"l-subjected :to;, d-iiil fin7:aii; insanity  court,? where thoy; would;no doubt be  convicted: ofrdeslrnctive'andViibihicidai  inunia; ; thefiroofs'w'otild.be'their^b-  vious morar deg4heriy;y?ll17Vthe "degi-4  of criminal fmallgnancy';V-also:good evidence would;fbe their heartlessness. at  wholesale- and"'llieii'. foresight iind caution ar reta.il/?;TlieyVsiiouldfbof^t-  enced r accord lng": tbi'this'-nioiiern'fand  nicrcitul theory Voir iiunisiiment f by, re-  slruint,��� lockeclfup;in iisy 1 iimsvwhero?by  'ltiiidlysnrmiiess'tli^-e.nilglitfinnal^be  Induced? a growth? of?Vthbse; shrunken  and ;hnirintui-bV?ceilsVini?thpir'fbrains/  wherein7 beloiigv'wiirtl.i'yjajiiisi-;aiid nian-  lyf .iji'ifeHoris;; 'A Vf:?':;'?j.:?Vl:.;'?'f MAXiNE.i'V  V;Vlctbria;?BV:cVfiVpriii5V: 190.1? yA'X  A ^STIMULATING7 ?, '.I'll.13" :?MOVEMENT.7  i.'r.Tp the Editor of Tim' ixriKrEXDKXT:    :?-f-V'f  '"'Sir,���Mr. .Jaines  Duiisinulr?  -by' 1he7  .grace .of. God,  kliig? of Vancouver  Is-  .; land; and aide-ilp'-camp?,in? chief to. the  Valmlghty, vice' -Haer,.-dethroned,  Is on  =^==theav.at-iath.iHni&\veai:s1l>y^thWw  -...'. ���-.������ 'Oil  his escutcheon  that  he will  s  .'alp  '?.'".-:'?   -fti  '���  ������:��� ? ';-���  ��� .::���"  ���:  ALL UNION MINERS  ���  ���  ���  .     -V' .0  ..'������������  SHOULD WEAR THE  -''���. ���  'Ay-a ift  9  '-''i*  '��� ���X-iXjMf&XEy^XyXi  ���  0  ������-.           9  ^ A/rR A nf\A-  ���  :.-.'���.  ^^^^^^^5^>Tffiil'Ii -  ��  ".- ���-  ^MwEwM     J*^^,'^l}l'gfimm']lw  -  .- ���  ���'..�����;  . ^^a^WffJ^T^W     '  e  X^^^t^^ ii ii  ���  @  ���:'---*  '^fe^'ffar  9  ft  :   .^*T*.pr' ���:  .9  -   ���   . - ���    ��� -'  ���'   -   ���   "������'    .,    '       ,*  ��� ���:   X:   ���   ���������  9  :-,.' ������  Special "Miners" Over  ft  :i.'\'9.  alls, Jumpers and  ft  9  '   V      ���  Smocks.  9  9  ���      '  V:-��  made of fulhveight denim, double  9  ,'9  stitched and riveted, high wnlst-  9  -���?'.������  ed, roomy, seated, Iron wear.  9  . - .-".-';������-  9)  ��� ���- ������������-  Made by ���  9  ,,:-.',,,��-  9  '��� -.������  ���THE������   ,,  9  -��� xl  , ���'������ '�����  hoover Mnnici.  0  9  ������-o-'���:���!'.'  ;::���:.:=     -.(LIMITED.):;.           ??  9  ..ft \  The oldest Union  Overall Fac-  9  *���' xi-fti  '?.";'?;?tory? in. the West?- :;;  9  ft--: ���''.' ��� ��� ��� '  ��-f,.V.;?i��,'?  HAW'S BLOCK, WINNIPEG, MAN.  ��� '���:."'' ��� :���"    ���"..;.. ��� /:- ' '���'.'',:-. ���'���","'���',-  9  9  �������������������������e9o��.����e��o#  '^.IVOimliOXX-^XilASTEliiXA  To the E.lltcivbf Tub lxnKi;KNDiexT: VV  f;  Sir,���I. luivcf the 'grea'test .'��� l-pspectVfoi-  every holiest aiid slncereVvoter of what-  ever'-|)a,i:ty,:however?iiiueli7 lie'.'iiiiiy. differ .i'roin nie:'? But?;fbr aiiy 'person:'who  will ?npt,:db hls?.p'wiiVthinkliig? onVall  subjects,- and act;,oii his.fhoncst;convic-7  tions;,who?will iiot:try toVpossessVtiie  innerinostf.'kernel? of.?truth, regardless  .of..;wliatimay.seem the inost generally  accepted theories, foi: such I have only.  af.kindfof pity::thutfaliiibstfbordersfbn  cpn.ibni'pli .Andfiwhal shail/Ifsayof .the  I01?.1''-1," tnese ilegeiierute'political days,  ivhp: willv.iiii f'upoiyVthb pabiilumofVa;  single partizaii- newspaper,:-fund ��� tryffto  pass himself off as well .posted'itifppli-  tics.'.7 ;>I sometimes fthink? tlieVlufltience  exerted'-; 1>y J;'cdil i dis I iuctive; '���������'partisan'  tiewspapcrsis so narrow ,ns to: be jiosi-  tiveiy detriiiient'ai to the proper exercise'  of iutelligeiit: citizenship. ? Thii;?'thbr  oughiy.i-.partisa|i Vnewsii'aper; cultivates  prejudice and bigotry,'.aiid party? ran  cor is a imfural result. .If all ournews-  iiapers'?could .be honestiy 'independent,'  could discuss measures:untrammeled by  party, .interest-oi- domination,V���?.. how  niiich better itivould .be for.thepeople.  :BautyJsnuls=ofte!iiui]i;e;asonabie=an'd--ae--  ���"M'yVvktngerous. f? ,:pnrty -blekei-ings  and; rancor ;al\t-ays , detract attention-  from?,tlie!;linpurtaiit" issues .ill every  campaign .ana: Uie tool that works' at  lhe: ballot: box 'through? lhe brains of  others is,?'iri?fnct, iiiiswerubie for all the  misery and?'degradation that '."we are  burdened,, with. :; When , wc-i th Ink how  the people for centuries liave been .'imposed upon-ljy their rulers; have heen  dragged Into? buttle; have famished in  dungeons and,iprisons; have lived in  nquulor und tjoveriy,,-nil their lives,  Klniply that u rew'fVuiglil Jive in. Idleness and dissipation���anil liiiigli at the  lolly of the funis: they? ruied���It.,Is not  siirprlslng Unit u;o are disgusted. The  working . people���I he V wage..; slaves���are  beciiiiilug ,]iri'wti'iiie" at, the feet of political and ecbiioiuli: liiipresslpiv today.  Our middle class nro' struggling7under  a. load of debt uml unfavorable condl-  IIons which must eventually bring them  to the same .miserable, end. '.There is  but one hope:: "The rule of the people." --Complete st'lf-government alone  can break .the jaws of corporate aiid  monopoly greed, and drive'forever from  our; shores the.������vampires.,' of extortion  and; privilege.-',:.'Tlie? people have become  accustomed "to? this'order of things'.so  long;': that many  consider all ''govern  ments possess but three functions���the  power to tax, punish and restrain. We  must not forget that during the past  twenty years many new condlions have  arisen.   We know lhat countless labor-  saving devices arc  turning  thousands  adrift every week on the iabor market,  and the demand for labor I.s decreasing  in proportion to our Increase In population.      The sources of employment  upon which workingmen have always  depended are falling us���a condition no  other age has known.   It lhe means of  earning a living are curtailed und gradually' narrowed down It must be evident we will soon  have an  enormous  and permanent army of unemployed, in  fact,  we have It:now.    This condition  gives rise to another serious question.  If society withholds from a portion of  the people the means of a. living it is  equivalent to a de'nlal of tlie right" to  live."' Hence;It would 'appear there is  no longer room on earth for the moneyless man���at least on any'portlon of it  under plutocratic rule.   & thousands of  cases   the - enforced   Idler   cannot; ;get  work.   He can't live and he can't die.'  He /must  not   beg-., and:.lib; must  not  steal, f Think of such .'eondiiioiis.fin yie  midst of abundance!   Is It aiiy'wonder  that:,the  infernal region is losing -its  terrors?: 'What prospect is there that  under our present system these problems will be even manfullymet���to say  nothing1 of being: solved ?:fBut. nothing  can  be [ moi-e  certain?;than- this fact:  L'hese questions must be?,sblvea if our  government- endures.     .Forcefmay do  for a time; but it will at'last fail its It  always failed.   A hungry.,man in any  country Js a desperate man���a dangerous mun;? These.are problems that confront the working man, and, these .are  problems that can'; only bo solved? by  the intelligent action 'of the working-  man, at the ballot box.   Pay.no heed": to  partisanf claptrap bi* part Isan: newspapers:   Put? your, brain? to work and, commence to lliink.. The inan? who thinks  is the ;man who rules.. Therefore, cul-  tiyatoiyour own :thoughts aiid lie .your  own '��� master.;"'; Stop '���: electiiig, the ruling  class to oflice; on tlie, theory, tliat- they  canf represent yoy.f ;-,:, ' '. ::.-,'. Ai;A[  XyyJ'ii'yX;iJi'X:.X;X: i"ai/ABOREi:.'.;  ,V\'lcibi-Ia,'iR!'c.V::Api-ii;10,;l003.-- V :V::;  HENRYGEORGE.  '���'.fit all the world loves a lover, as Eni-  erson:says,? iljalso, hates  ii;reformer,  at; least in'iiie-refbrnier's?day.;?;,Aiaiiy  cities; arejikely to claiin him later and  tohold, in: reverence,the placesj.w'here-  InhenivedVoriwbi'kecl, biirfin his lifetime;:fhe; Is;consldoredi1.an��� .imcohiforta'-  ble  persoiu ��� ,.f ;Underi in lily: '.lie:; is fa ? 'cilia'-"  turber.:;; Ileal ^reformersf are 'therefore  exceptlbiial,:neither high? character, 'de-  vbtibn -nor .unselfishness' saving 'tliciii'  rrbm?nilsi-e'pi-esentatiohfilud?co!ituinely.  Why.ffin ffa , great .wealth-producing  country? heretofore uiipar'ailcled, there  should  exist,':side?':,by.:?side,??witli '.vast  opulence,  tlie  most abject f povertyV'iii  the i\centres,'..bf^.clylIlzii'tion;'-';.'Syasv.:,tlic'  riueslion. Henry George set himself-to  solve.  'AV'Itli?painstaking care? and? paf-  tience-f aii-. : Georgo   examined "every*;  available argument offered to.,explain  the? paradox, sifting andrejectlng .with  candid;,- facts; and    authorities,1^until  driven to the single"'.conclusion that,In  the monopoly'bf land lies the explanation'.of ihe, riddle;5'; Having found the  cause he: searched ���'.tor?' the, remedy? aiid  believed he had found itf.iii the Single  Tax,- a remedy lhat could; be feffectlve-  ly,.vappjied   through :a. change' in. the  current: methods of taxation; :to; whose  misapplication ...and,';,?.wrongfuhiessJ. so  iiiuch::miset-y.ls;dub;:       '-'.f?': -'lii-      ['������  ;]f!efoi-ef ��� HeriryVf George?sf: day,  the  wrpngfuliiess   of. iaiid fiiiohopbly, ;.had,  been -proeiahned :byf.nii;'authoritative'  meii,? even to the time"of..Mbses..-;But  .of all: those who have seen the, injustice, it was reserved for Henry George  to discover, and announce the remedy,  fit is easy,to see the wrongfulness of  laf^few^coiitijblling _thiifj_aluabIe.pgi-tj.ons  LIBOR SITUATION  impRovitt  c [Coiitlnued from 1'nge Oue.]  ability made possible.   This ery of alien  dlct.-tlon-ralscd ^ "'at.tyrant of in-  dustry, Dunsmuir. and heralded abroad  hy pinheaded scribblers, brainless ���anil  characterless .sycophimts, parasites; ������.  capable of making an honest llvlng'aiid  ready to sell their services nt any.time,  for a. money consideration to besmirch  lhe character of any Individual or organization  concerned  in  this -struggin  hei ween humanity and greed-presupposes the.people of-'British Columbia to  bo fools. .Organized capital can only be  met   by organte^tlon-''' on  the part of  kibor.   And so long as our government  refuses to provide laws to adjust these  disputes; 'as     others,,   are .adjusted,;   just, ..so?  long : will '  the    people    be    responsible for this imbecile  policy and have.: only .themselves to  blame., This phase of Industrial anarchy, can only be remedied; by. legislation. ..AVe do not hesitate to enact laws  to. govern; the flight, but; to. prevent'it  we? are toldf would be an? arbitrary' in-  terfereiice with, individual liberty, aiid  yet it is only by the surrender of a degree-7 of: Individual liberty'along these  1 In'es that civilization's possible. Again,  justice in- these:struggles ;often assumes  very grotesque, foriiis.   Boycotting and  pleketting, under? the local administration, have become: a erlnie but one re-  niovod from murder.' ,The striker,with  a; lli;st-eiass ticlcet in his pocket, ��� distributing dodgers onaa railway train or  advising,.the laborer imported  to. re-  fusoao become-a(traitor to his owivafnd  his ..fellow    workman's  Vinterests,    Is  thrown into prison,; and : the ' extreme  penalty of the law imposed;1 w*hilerthe  railwayicomiiany; may  blacklist? this  same.;;man?for   simply, exercising, his  right as afree-born citizen .to  ;?���  Our Victoria Advertisers.  The advertising pages of The Independent will reveal to trades unionist  in Victoria the tradesmen who are in practical touch with them, and they  will naturally govern themselves acco rdlngly In making purchases.  THE QUEEN'S HOTEL  J. JI.  HUGHES, PIlOFIUETOn, ���  Corner of Johnson and Store Streets,  Centrally located��� and   all conveniences.   Terms $1 per day and upwarde.  Free Bus.  NATURE'S GIFT  ���Hair. Is nature's gift and (here Is  something wrong when it fails out. I  sell, a preparation that will remove all  evil causes and,make the hair grow  strong and,vigorous.  II.I.ilIATlHEW'SSllAV^l'AKIMS  101 Douglas Street.  ���'.-"',,.  ...J. T. JONES...  Empire Cigar Store  Free Reading Room and Headquarters of the Laborers'  Frotective Union.      ,  Telephone. | l"o Jflotiglas Street, Opposite Labor Ilall  V1CTOMA, 11. 0.  ^ Old Curiosity Shof>  Pierce O'Connor, Proprietor? , "  14S Yates Street, Victoria, B.C.  ff; '..,  All kinds   of   furniture   bought ahaVV?  sold.   Anything you desire and do not  see plea.se ask for it. :?;  THB VANCOUVER ?:TitADfES 'AND  Labor Council meets first ��� and third  Thursday in each month, at 7.30 p.m.  President, W. J. Ixwnrick; vice-president,  Geo. Dobbin; secretary, F. J. Russell; financial secretary, J. L. Lilley; treasurer,  A.N. Harrington;.sergeant-at-arms, J. C.  Kerr; statistician, J. H. Perkins; trustees, Messrs.-Pound, Cross and Thompson; executive committee, Messrs. George  and Gothard.f -    ���;  JOURNT3TMEN BAKERS' AM�� CONFECTIONERS' International Unioii of  America. Local No. 46, Vancouver B  C., meets first and third Thursday In  each month. President, T. A. Baxter-  vice-president, S. Walker; treasurer. J-  Green; secretary, M. MacLean, 21C0 West-  mlnster Avenue.  SHIRT WAIST 'AND -.';' LAUNDRY  WORKERS' UNION, No. 100.���Meets  every. 2nd and. ith Thursday in each  month in Union Hall. President, ���'���H;' N.  Hogg;, corresponding secretary, Wallace  Sharp, 1119 Richards St.; financial secretary, air.-Lce; treasurer, F. Young; delegates to Trades and Labor Council,  Messrs. Hargie, Coltart, Lee and'Hogg.  TEAM   DRIVERS'    .INTERNATIONAL   ;  UNION,  No.,<(��-Meots   1st-  and , 3ra .  Wednesday In each month iii Union Hall. -  President, J.=C. Kerr; vice-president, S.  Cawker; sec.-treas., D. Mclverjfrec sec.;   ?  E. Bridge; correspondent,    F.    Topham;  warden, A. E. Soaper;.conductor, J. Lit-   "  tie;; trustees,  C. B.  Hlgginson, Rf-..i-Hay- ??  wood arid A. Robinson;'delegates to- T.' &��� -':,  Li Council; J; 3. Harrison, A. E. Soaper, :  Geo. Dunlop, J. C. Kerr 'and-.C'.;'-B.''-IDg-'?'''  glnson;;-;���'������:������.-y..-,-;-..���::;���'������ '.'.';-.,-- f: .y'A-y.X ' .-..':..'.������-':���������.  of 'the������earth's,surface, upon which all  men fiiiust la'bor to '. live. ? The: Single.  Tax'ers hold that land .is in the fsafme  category as the sea, the sunshine arid  the air, nnci,fas it is manifestly intended for, all .mankind,? it Is wrong for/a  few to withhold it from' use for the  sake of taking the unearned value  which the Increase of population gives  to land In growing 'communities. : ?.?  ���������Henry George saw clearly ..that?-men  who were out of ���employment against  lhelr will, herutisp nt opportunities denied thein, are forced to bid against  Ciiclrother for a chance to work, a sad  competition th.it.:brings wages, down to  the lowest point., aiid brings poverty  'where" there sliould be; happiness' and  plenty.- - :' ,��� ��� .;   ��� '������'  The struggle is not only to" restore  the horltago lo those now. suffering becauso deprived ot it, but for the millions of men niid women unborn who  niust-live upon the enrlh.���\Vm. Lloyd  Garrison. -.-  WILL DISCUSS LABOR TMOUBLICS.  V'fX'"con"veil lion' of the Boards of Trade  and Labor councils will, be? held at  Vancouver on the.'20th instant, at the  instance''or the New Westininstci-  Bbard, ot Trade.' , .The.'.convention^ is  called : to ? discuss ; legi'slatloii; f.which  might have a tendency to the solution  of. the labor, difliculties. ������' ?::  ::.;13elong?to a; Union,?, f ��� .?. -yi  sliutting.the.dooi'bt every, i^ailwayVIndustry? on this' continent 'in his Vface,  ���i"*1?*-*-' -1-*s ^"Pf^fbss.; There, is not a  province, in the? .dominion': where ..this  insidious?; crime is;;punjshabie, and yet  it is? almost daily cbiimiitted by most  of: the?la!gefindustrial/concern's oii the  continent., ;Tlie?braiid?of-an?industrinl  Cane is placed upon thevvorkirianVfor  often the 'mbstftrivial offence, and thus  he h.ecoinesfan .industrial outcast,'arid  often'; an, exile,:fpiV^dariiig to exercise,  afprivilege guaranteed to iiim by iaw.  -Koiid;;the blanks?slgrie(I;b>;'the;;'aiipll-  cants ffor'worit and ybufwili' discover,  between.feacli'-lirie;; a? double .purpose,  .one.: to safeguaM? thb? company's /inter-,  estsf: and:? another-'toff-be7?: used Vas; a  branding .iron,-./as fa.iiiinishinent./for  frce'doiii of si)cech;br.. activity..in'Viirilbh:  circles? or "pro testing-:a gainst the petty  injustice??, of ;;.;jbraiii:-,' bosses.?' '/"Why,  tliis distinction in,thb'fadmlriistratibn of  law, and justice? .'Does::we'ajtli'"exorier-  ate andfpbyerty condemn? -Have we  one .system?of law;applying;to? the rich  aiid another: to. the poor? :1s this the  British.;-Justice ': of ::?wliich:?we. boast?  Again,.the.motive behind this Insidious  appeal.'-.to -natibnai/prejudice?"has; evidently ;two purposes?iii ..view, .namely,  first,/ to '/prejudice AtlieJ;''public':ffmind  against; prga.nized- labqi-; nfrid, 'second,  to create a f division in-?; labor's .ranks;  The, withdrawal ;of labor, organizations  from"American affiliation would be lm-  medialely taken advantage, of by uii-  priiicipledfiiienibers of organized: labor  .to. migrate-back arid * forth across? the  line, .constituting a finest effective weapon.: In?the hands of. the: erriplQyer'to  bring his workmen?to subjection.. The  iniliience-of organized /labor on the  other side, to; prevent the'���������[���. AA  :?7': Impbrtatloii of Contract Labor AX  would; be gone,..and labor's, two;.'most  effective lines-of defense,-..'-would be  handed over to.fthe enemy.7: The Amer-:  'lean^labBr'uriibTrBTrliilr^^  for Canadian labor what. our. government refuses to do. It affords us some  degree of protection against an Industrial. inuiidn tion of foreign mercenaries  brought heref t0 frob the. Canadian laborer- of his-birthright. .? When our  government is prepai'ed'.to enforce tlie  laws and protect Canadian workmen as  It now protects their employers;, when  the. C. P. It., the"mltie.6wiierai.tlio.c'flri'-  p.ers' associations' and other -wealthy  organized law-breakers nre, punished  for /violating the contract labor laws;  when government olllclals who prostitute our? naturalization laws in the Interests of the canners' association are  Imprisoned and lined: when tho laws  governing the abuse of organized power  on the part-of capital are enforced ns  they. now apply tu' organized labor,  tiien.cuim .not Ull?then?' may we in  justice accuse the organized luborerof  treason to his country for- federating  with foreign bodies. In conclusion,. I  would say, to my friend,Mr.? Watson,  whose late conversion to American exclusion In our -trades-unionism appears  to have.somewhat distorted his.'���veracity..-; and clouded'his historical ^knowledge,that as a? ���member.-of .'the convention' fthat,- gave? lilrth ;to thi -Western  Fefleration   of   Labor, first, /thai /that  WAITERS AN13 WAITRESSES* UNION  Local No? 28. President, Charles Over;  vice-president, A. ?N. Hen-iiigtoii;- secro-  tary-treasurcr.f j.'II. Pel-kins; recording  secretary: -Miss A.-^Scuitiq; Press agent,  W. Ellender. , Meeting every second Friday ,'.,' evening, at .8.30 o'clock-in Union  Hull, corner Homer nnd Dunsmuir streets  BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS AND''".  DECORATORS, Local Union7 No: 1B8.-?/  Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursday In .Labor -f:  Hall. President, B. ; Holland; /vicb-presi- .":  dent, W. 'Halliday; recording ���feeretarj"." '  E., Crush, 7S7 Eighth avenue,/west; flnon-'-t  cial secretaiy, A. Gotliard, 622 Howo  'street;:.-treasurer,.II. MeSorley.   ,-:-d-.:       '/ ...  INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF BLAOK-":���  SMITHS,  Vancouver Union,?No.  161.���  Meets the first and third Monday in each  month/at'8ip. ml, in Union liall,. Homer'  Btreet.. President, A. A.' Bigg,; vice-president, G. W. Smart; financial secretary,:  Chas. McAllister; recording, secretary,' D.  Robinson, box 31 i Vancouver, B.C.:; dele-?  gates to the Trades and  Labor council,  William Latham,;D. Roblnson/fH. Howard./'-f-'.'-'/:;7 :':���' ��� '���-���-'���-,.-. ---..���'���������������.���.������ '"'."������'?  JOURNEYMEN- TAILORS' UNION ' OF  .America No. MS.'.'' ��� -Meets 1st and 3rd  Mondays In, room No. 1; Union Hall, President,C. L. Whalen;: lice-president,. Jf  T.'/-Mortimer; /recording , secretary, : F.  Williams, 1S14-,7-th avenue, f.west; secreta-  ry-itreasurer, J. Savage; sergeant-at-arms,  H/Brazeau; delegates to Tirades &La-  bor Council, F.f-Williams and J. T. Mortimer.//-':  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No. 113, TV  :F. M., meets every Saturday at 7.W p.  m. in Forester's Hall, Van Anda. President, John D. Fraser; vice-president, J.  W. Austin; secretary, Alfred" Raper;  treasurer./A. '������ G. Dclghton; conductor,  Wm. A. McKay; warden, Henry Patterson:/:-   :/;.:���:    .:- - //'/'-   ���:;������������-.���:--..  BUILDERS'.  ;LABORER-S'   ..FEDERAL ?ff  ..UNIO>r,/No. 32, Vancouver?���Meets' ev-:'?'  ery othor. Tuesday. evenlrig.'at S .o'clock,"'/  In the. large room;: Union 'Hall? President, l'"  3.'������Sully; vice-president, W. Lyons; secre- V>  tary, H. Sellers,,;Western Hotel: treasurer,..'--.?������  J. Cosgrove;'warden,:II; Chapman;? con- ���/:  diictor, J. Gunderson;. delegates?tb Trades  & Labor Council,?J.. Sully, G. Payne, J...;'/  Cosgrove and "H.. Sellers; delegates: to'X'A  BuildlngTi-ades Council; J. Sully and J.?' ���??  Coszrove. -- : yiAx'X.   'ii::' li'^-yy;       ���:.::/;:-/���:.;?:  CIGA-RMA-ICEIRS'.i'i UNION.;:NO.-- 257.���  ./Meets tho first.Tuesday.in each month  InfUriiori Hall. Presidentf-G. Thomas.Jr.;  vice-president,-:J.?Crow,f secretary,. J.' C.  Feriseiy c|o Mainland 'Cigar; Factory;  treasurer, S.--/W./.:-Johnson; ?sei*geant-at-  arons, ,D.; Morrlsoy;. delegates to Trades  and Laibor: Council,: J.f ;Crow,; G. Thomas  and O.fMattlson.?;;      :'-;'/;'..:���:���/-:���.:���.?/:::������::  JOURNEYMEN- 'BARBERS' INTER-  /NATIONAL Union,??No. 120���President, E. 'Harpur; vice-president,' J. GiP  man; corresponding-financial secretaiy,  J.A. Stewart, 442 Hastings St; E.; recorder, iW. li." Aylesworth; treasurer,  G. Bower; guide, W. Bushman; guard-?  Ian, O. E. Jacques';'���; delegates to T. & L.  Council, E. Harpur tind; J. A:; Dibdea.  Meets first and third Wednesdays at  each month Iri, Union HalL ?   .  VANCOUVER f' TYPOGRAPHICAL. UN-?  ION, No. 226, meets the 4th Monday in :  each  month at   Union Hall.    President,,  W.f,:J.   MaeKay; r vice-president,:C ?B.  Pierrot; ? secretary, ,:W.  H. Hunt,  P.? O.f  box--,Gt);   treasurer,/John Watkins;:  sergeant-at-arms, -Jas. Webster:    executive  committee,    H. ��� W.  King, f Robt.  Todd; :  Ralph ..Wilson, A;/W. Fimbow;   delegates  to Trades & Lnior Council,' Robt. fTodfi,-;  Goo;; Bartley/, Harry Cowan./ AA */,�����!?':":/'?  STREET RAILWAY: MEN'S ?;UNION.��� :  Meets? second.fandf/fourth'': Wednesday  of: each, month:In .Sutherland-,'; Mall, fcor-.-  iiei-?Westminster;--Avenue? and-Hastings -.  Street; at Sfp.m.,: President,?James "ISc-y  .Guigan;:?.. vice-president, /A. ..G. "1. Elliott ;'���  secretary, A? G-. Perry, 33 SeventhAvenue;  treasurer,fW; H.;Vanderwarker;fconduc-?  tor, H.-Howes; .warden, ,,G.:Martin; sen-;:,  tinei,?D.-Smith;.fde!c-gates to Trades.arid-  Labor Couridl, B.. Marshall, F.? C.:0'iBrien, ,  Geo.  Lenfesty,  A. J.  Wilson and JameB  McGiilcan.-,.,-,; ;���..:;:.;,','.---,-ff:.,...-,;-.,;-;:./ ';;:,//���,;/-.���;:  UNITED; BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS: and Joiners���Meets? every  second and fourth "Wednesday in Union  Iiall.roomfZ :, President, A. ECofHn;  vice-president, L. C DeWolf; recording  secretary,: Geo? Dobbin, 533 Hamilton  St.; financial secretary, J. ; McLeod;  treasurer, G.f Adams; j conductor, ;H...  Howes;'?warden,/J.:F. Gray;[delegates  to T.: & L. Council, Geo. Dobbin, Geo.  Adams, A. E.Cpffln,L?;C; DeWolf and  S. .O'Brien; delegates to the Building  Trades-Council, H.-Howes and, J. McLeod?:/'/./ ��� ���'������������';[-       ���  iiAi.':"iiA,  THE';;��� BETATL .CLERKS', ���INTERNA-;::,  TIONA!L"PROTECTTVE;ASSOCIATION ������  meets in fOBrlen's^all; the first and ' f  third Tuesdays of /each ���'.. month.* . J. A./  Murray? president;.f--W." J- Lamrick, secre-;;  tary,. aiSfPrincess, street.-:- ;;;/ A'-xiAiyA  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF  Electrical /Workers.": Vancouver Local,,.-.:  No. 210���Jleets second and1 fourth Wednes- :  day in each month, In O'Brien's Hall. President,: A. McDonald; vice-president, J.  Dubberley: recording secretary, S. W.  Huston; financial secretary, H. V. Rankin.;/. I'yAy-i' xyyi //������/,;/��� .:,���/���:/:-���/���' ���y.-.xi  rNTERNATIONALf-? ASSOCIATION A  A ot Machinists.���Beaver Lodge,   N<v ������:  182V���Meets second and ? fourth Mon-': V  day in each month"; in". Union VhaU//?  President;   Geo. ? ;P.    Downey; ? past:  president, J. R.' Edwards; vice.pies-/?  ident, Hi-'?J. Littler;.recording.secre-:  tary, J. H. McVety; financial i secret  tary,?J. Anderson. -     i-jxy ;*?-.���-  body did not originate -with the socialists. 'Nor was. it created for the. purpose of scabbing on the American Federation of Labor, ... but : because /our  ii.easui-yJn_theJ.west.jvas_beliig_.deplet^.  od? to -light: the: battles and build up  organizations in ; the east at .our.- expense./while little or no aid was extended to thewest In return. In fact.  It; was. purely  A Jfii tier of Business.  ./'And now, sir. speaking as one with  some practical liriowleilge, I know that  more than six;, months?ago that men  weris-j being. dlecrlmlnnte.dVagiiln.it by  the C. P. II. foi- belonging to the United  lirulherhooii of -Railway Kmployees,  iind 1 have no doubt but -A" covert  unlied active opposition to crush that  body, lti'ali'/.lng, no doubt, that its methods would eventually knit all railway organizations Into one union, capable ot compelling the manageiiient to  treat with thein on. an o'ltiul footing.  Again,, as an ': International body, its  position ,1s a consistent and -.justifiable  one, because of the, fact;Unit It Is  lighting a 'corporation that never hesitates to use a.foreigner, as a weapon  to, defeat it. ? The right:, to oiganlzo  such a body.is unquestioned- while;the  means used to crush; It ami the negligence' off the government' to, .afford it  protection is liiiqiicstloned.' 'I'llls? should  heV.a.suflicient; lesson to .the;political  labor i^liot to study the. system:of laws  capable of being ^distorted, to -his- de  triment, and should teach- him further  to use ills. ballot to place?-him ' in: the  executive .and? judiciary bodies of this  country,''".whlcli would, give him .power ���  to . hflmijyjsteivjustice ?to fall   alike��� ;  vvhcthei- it be a labor union or,a...rail-....".:���  way corporation?.;,':    .;/ ,'���������. AA :���':���'- yyXi-  ..:?:,���'���-;,-.,.-.'-/ ,V--?.,- ;'A'c.FQif��v;ilX;  .Vancouver.  B. C. April 13, 11)03.' VVV-V;7  '���' ��� NOXV - READY. ���   , ,;:   /  Prize lists for the flower show may  be Siad of the secretary, Mr. L?D. Taylor, a I tho Province ollice.     "?  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS- THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY..  .'. -.'. ....AFRIL IS, 1908  ^���;!*;K*.^>;4^;-i**}i**;*K^  MRS. PAYNE DEAD.  f   Tbe Gurney Foundry Co., of Toronto,  |    Makers of ��xford Stove* and Ranges  $    Are Unfair to Organized Labor.  V, We expect the workintriru'ii of the west lo  help us win this light..  Tell your friends,  I  .0  i  i  i  Si  1      IKON MOLDtiKS' UNlOls, NO..-'S.  ���Mlf/PAI, I'OLISllEUS  UNION, NO. 21.  '|  ;   STOVE MOUNTEIW: UNION,'NO.^l-i.    $  &C*t^;i.*;i>;i;<��;V:*;^  ^ISL'   IT    l>    I>     Si'    ���'!'!�� 25.'*,'  1U& t. 3>. It.- li. i5iun\jj.  Then- i> nothing new- in the U. B. of  31. 1.C s'.rik-.- situation, except that support-Is coming In'.from all directions,  ami the '!:n.-n are in a position to carry  on thc riirht 'Indefinitely. On 'Wednesday ti-,-- --.-iib?tiuites" got thoir pay  "from the if.-. 1'. V... nntl celebrated the  occasion tf'the hing's delight, and it is  alleged ihat .some of tlK-iu did not turn  up to.work ihe next'morning. "Whether  their places will be 111 led by others for  taking such '-liberties-- with a great  corporation has not lnvii learned up. to  the hour ot going tu press.  Advices from .Winnipeg slate Uiat tho  'striker's are very sanguine.  '.' At "headquarters of the strikers encouraging reports aro received daily  Irom all points.. The: men arc just as  solid as ever.  Followingletter lias been handed to  The IiHltpeuilent/for publication, and  is a clear statement of the facts of the  TJ. B. of.B. E. regarding its attitude to-  . wards the'oilier unions:  O'HE   i-OEMAT.lfY   RECOGNISED   OR-.  7 GANISATlONS ON TII K C I'M. AND  /     ?    /   "TIIV: U.E.lt.K.  Sir.-O.rtns to the prenftnce "l" uu erron-.  eous opinion'ivlilch ha�� doubtless heeii engendered and most  persistently promulgated  by   interested    parties,   especially  among- the membership' ofthe recognised  organisations of the CAP. lt;,.such as the  : Brotherhood of Railway-Trainmen. 'Order  , of Hallway Cmuluciors, Order of Railroad  Telegraphers and the niaiutenance-of-way  moh,  to thij effect that the. United Brotherhood 'of Railway Employees' (an?In-  llei-national organisation) seeks lodcv.oin-  V'br destroy the established orders. I think  il is only.right that every one should bo  7 more thoroughly; and at the same time  ,,comprehensively Informed''hi this Conner.-?  "tion.    Willi the object of refuting impii-  'tations which might militate, against and  '/prove": injurious to  the  VJ.   i;.  R;.  !���:?,  1  deem it 'advisable at; this 'time to offer a  :;m"ore explicit explanation of lhe .Intents'  and purposes of the "United Brotherhood  of Railway ...Employees than has hitherto  been thought necessary. .     /?���  The policy' outlined some months previous to'tlio liiausuralliiii-.of the present  difficulty iiy.fthe -.Executive':. Committee,  wil! prove of Interest at a time.when an  enemy is endeavoring to malign tho objects ot the organization in an endeavor  to: ruin its prospects.      ,  Of necessity, our primary object is.tho  advancement of the rates'o�� remuneration  hitherto received by the unorganized employees of the road.; Tho organisation  proposes to include in Its membership any  active employee ofthe C. F. R.,- subject,  fot course,: to certain restrictions, having  regard to, character, ami position in; the  employ of lhe Company. ./For instance,  we do not seek to numerically strengthen  our, organization by enrolling ..men who  arc. refused by. other orders for proper  reasons, neither do wo. wish lo mnke  members of employees who hold confidential positions immediately in connection  wllh executive officers.of.the road.  We propose building up an organization.  using as material those .employed on the  _.C. P.  R. who.do'not already belong  to.  ��� liavi- seen the beneficial' result, and consc-  I mi.'iilly wish to follow the example set us  li.ytho permanently established brother-  I hoods aud orders. ,,  , In handling'the adjustment otfjgrievances or mutters requiring a conference with  railway officials, a Committee of the  organization seeks an interview with the  official directly in authority ovor the particular department of the service wherein  a grievance or other matter requiring ���'''-  Icntinu lias arisen, with the Intention'of  securing a ruling from the 'Company  which Is.acecpti'd as a basis for sellle-  nioi'il. All other rcccgiilxed organizations  handle their business on similarly estab-  ilsh^d lines. '  it has l.>eeu; eh:uwcl���th:it the policy of  Ihe li. 11. It. E. in adjusting grievances  was to strike, then seek an adjustment.  j Such nonsense is not believed by many,  yet owing to tlio proniliiciii!c?.gi<vii the  matter,' it requires eimlradlettoii. AVe  ileeni it of the highest importance, in  fact, a necessity, thai lhe public should  In-come" I'limillar with our policy as'relating lo the settlement of differences, which  from lime to., lime occur, so that this organization may not be looked Upon as being a disrupter and antagonistic to the  older organizations or hostile to the C. P.  R.. as has been charged.  To the members of'the-.established railway organizations having .jurisdiction on  the C. P.', It., I make an earnest appeal  for the preservation of the union principle. "Do not'allow our enemies and yours,  lo enlist your strength for tho purpose of  encompassing our destruction. The policy of tiie great railways ot North .America has .'been ��� lo utilize tlio forces of one  organization to destroy another, one class  of employees is pitted against another,  with tlie resiilL that the employees tight  the.battles of tlie railway company among  tltemsf?lvf'S, whereas did tho'organlzatious  stand'one for tho other andfall for one,  unionism would Inevitably ^prevail, with  the result that strikes would of necessity  bu.'rplegiilc'd to the obscurity of the past  una all; differences -become adjusted by  satisfactory arbitration./: : .  A ������ strenuous, effort has been made to  mislead ,:yoii and wan> your judgment.  You .h-'ive; doubtless ,been misinformed and  cajoled, probably, led* to fear us;' to become jealous of our progress as an Insli-  Intiou oii the C.. I'.fl!. This has all been  done'With Un- .-purpose ami expectation  thnt your -feelings' would cause a condition of apathy from which you'might vicw  wiHi supine indifference tlie extraordinary  efforts made -to defeat us and through us  the gi-(-at principle? of Industrial unionism-,.- .,, -,;:?..,/.,-,. ���'; .:--,- ";.-���  I :i: call your .attention: to lliese?facts,  .knowing well, that although'--not-known  personally-, lo many "or'"the employees on  tlie'C. P. K., niy< connection with tho organization of niy'clioico.will' convince you  of iny sincerity and earnestness? I trust  that -tliii'.t'nlied. Brotherhood of Railway  Employees 'will' receive the welcoming  hand of,fellowship and brotherly love, in  placo of. lhe dark jealousy, haired and  fear with which out- persistently insinuating eiiemUs' have endeavored to inoculate  your luinds (with the comprehensive  knowledge of your strength and -power to  assist, or destroy our Brotherhood), hoping that you would.quiescently?concur in  bin- destruction and ignore the. palpable  prostitution or tho fundamental principles  of unionism involved.?  Yours, etc..  '  ''   T.G.  DKNISOX,'  ,,   -'.Member U.B.U.K., Division,81.  /���'Vancouver. April .liith, .iliOS.  one ot the old established and: recognized  bodies.     To be more explicit, on  the C.  P. P.. Ihere are thousands of employees  who  belong    to, no .'labor' organization;  among this vast number the most conspicuous are the clerks, freight handlers,  checkers and baggagemen.  '���;������ The train despa tellers, telegraph operators,  agents,   linemen,-conductors, engineers, wlremun, brakesmen? trackmen and  , machinists have found It advantageous or  . even necessary to organize for their protection ami to soMire and retain', permanent linproveinonla to  tholr condition.  Wo  ��(���Xr ��� '1/������&��Ga-- 'i&����&��������(!i��  ! Tbe; Salt "     '��  S        jr,     m   ��� c X'H  | of -Life  g", is liusiiics��. Wo want. more, of  ,V) it." .-We'll i;ci it if an out uiu.1 out  Cf bargain Afill fclcli it.  Iloiv Is This  fe  I  t-i  t-  ('  f.  C��  (-  A t\vo-qu;irt  Hot Water Bottle  or.  Fountain Syringe  ..������������-.    75c.'-'.''  .1 Tlm McDowell, Atkins,.      V |  ������&���... v? Watson Ci).,ltd. Liability g  &!.'��� UPtTO-DATE brlggists. ��  Ij*.   P..  O'P  ItTl^IlE'NKI.'-.lT.  The benellt. cntertiiinment so generously tendered by the management of  the Savoy theatre lo the JJ. 11. of Jt. K  on.- Thursday  night,  was a success in  every detail.    Tlie house was 'packed  ami oho entertainment good.    Following was  Ilm  programme: curried-'out:  Commencing '.villi'-the  laughable, farce  Piitilli'il "Imold Transit."''.   ;f  Dick  Caswell,^ lireexy  inventor'...':'  ........................ R..... Jack Post  'I'.'t.1 i-"'i,-u*."|s. nu lintel ljunner .....  ��� ��� ��� - A. ��� ���: ��� ���.  .luck   Itaiiil  .I'lilti: J-'lw.vm. Hlar.liuiii'dei',,. 11. yteelu  I'at'.N'i'uiay, rUar lliiarder ...llni O'Niill  Mir.  fsuinnn.'tliy  Landlady.........  ....... iii... i' .Alary Walker.  N, II.���The ui'tloii of the invention  was .-o ruplil thiu the audience were  ri iltt's-ti-il to hold on tight to their valuables.  Ovi'i'tui'c .oi'i-licsti'a; Tlio 'Merry Sou-  bn-lt..'. May WiVnlc: The- Itag Tims  Singer, (liiiiillli: ������I'cir.iiiil; Tin,- Novelty  Slictcli Tijiiit). Jtand and Hyron; overture, orchestra: The .Skating Comedian,  Harry Steele: The IV-tito Vocalist, May  Walker: The Old llolialiles, Post and  Ashley; overture, orchestra; The Violin '.Virtuoso, ITerr Adolph/Freimuth;  The���Fiishioii Plate, Alma Jtosolle; The  Comic Singer, Harry Steele; overture,  orchestra; The Musical JJtto, 'the Esmonds. ..: .       '..":���;.  The- death occurred early Thursday  morning ot the wife of Jlr. J. AV. Payne,  the ���well-known printer. Mrs. Payne  had been ill but a short time, and her  demise camo as a shock to a large circle  of friends. The funeral took place  from her late residence, 102S Albemi  street, yesterday afternoon ��� ami Was  largely intended.  .H1AIXST PAYING. OYKi.'i'JME  At Tuesday night's session of the. city  council, when tlie report 'At the board  ot, works was read, AW. Bethune anil  Wilson moved that "the clause regarding  the payment of oVu-time tor night and  holiday work be struck out.  Aid. Brown said there was a difference between the boardtof works and  Water-works men, and supported the  striking out of the clause. CMorc-over,  he said, that tlie cily can conduct its  own business without outside .interference. Aid. -Morton's action in his opinion did not beheiit the workingman.  Aid. AVood held that itWas only, fair  to expect pay for overtime and holiduy  work. .-.; .  Aid. Cook .thought that.some aldermen "were just paving the way to get  votes by opposing the.motion to strike  this clause out of the report.      :  Aid. i.AIcGulgaii���Men called out to do  nlght'-work should 'be paid extra., Jn  his own profession, they got extra pay  when called out nt night.  Aid. 'Morton said that the business of  the. city should be done on business  principles.' He did not agree .with Aid.  Cook to .jsott soap men over by allowing them an hour or so off tlie day for  working at niglU. If men worked  overtime they should, be paid..for it.  '���1 wish some of these"fellows Who appose paying, overtime had to work like  some of us," lie said.:  The motirih was then carried on the'  followins y.ote:  Yeas���AldV Granl, Bethune, iMcQueen,  Cook, AVilson, B.rowii���(i.  Nays���McGuigan, -jiacphei-son.AVood,  Morton���1. '  FP.OM .THE-fBdlLBIlMAkEKB.,  . Sir,���The last issue of your? papev  coiitalns a resolution by the parliamentary-committee of the Trades/and 3fa-  bor.council, wherein it is stated that  .MrVj.H. AAratsoit induced .the boiler--  makers to withdraw,'" their delegates  from the council..' This belief has become so prevalent in, labor circles that  the boilermakers deem it advisable to  have a. :"say" In the- matter, .them-,  selves.- The"motion" sanctioning :the,  withdrawal of our delegates was "put"  by Mr.;.Wm.';Russell, seconded by Mr.  Joe AAlilte and carried unanimously by  the lodge in full session. Mr.''Watson's  vole only/counted one; and as,far as  we. know, the boilermakers of ihis city  havo gained no notoriety -by cringing  to the opinion of others?' either individually or? In a body. The gentleman in  'qiieistlon is a charter membeivoC our  lodge, and has held the -office of corresponding and ,, financial secretary  since Its' organization, not- only; with  great credit to himself, but, with? benellt to fus. Regarding his public! career  as labor organizer and political leader,  we neither offer censure nor applause.  He is only known to us as secretary: of  our union and up lo the present time  he lias 'proved i himself admirably adapted for that office.���'. 'But it is rather  unfair to tlie boilermakers to give him  credit for ability to turn the entire  lodge to his way of thinking. Although  we may riot probably be considered  "heroes in the strife,", yet we cannot  reconcile ourselves to the thought of  being looked on as "dumb driven cattle." There are several In our. ranks  who pride themselves on having an  opinion of their own, and for aught  the, parliamentary' committee knows,  =thereiinay=ibe^sonie=QC=-thenuas-.ra_dJcaL  in their views, and give the labor problems of the day as much serious  thought as any of the talented members comprising their progressive body.  Thanking you in anticipation for giving  this a place in your next jssite, I am,  sir, yours, etc.,  ANDIB'Mcl^EK,  President J^odge No. 191.  A'ancouver, April 14,  1IIKI.       ?/  A.  F. OF Ii.   ���  National and International unions  Iftii,    representing,    approximately, (unions)  lO.i'OO  Slate  branches        '20  Clly  Centrals  (trades- anil  labor  councils)       DOO  Local   trade   and   federal   labor  .  unions    1,C0S  Total 'number''ot' unions.  21,040  CAItPKNTJSftS' STHIKI'l.  Aid. Grant and Francis AVIlllams, ot  the Tailors' union, were selected as arbitrators by the Builders' Exchange  and joint committee of the Carpenters'  unions. Mr. Tisdall, ex-M. P. P., is the  third one selected. It is expected that  they will hand down a decision next  week. The only point they will decide  is whether 20 cents more a day or 40  dents-an hour ivill be paid carpenters,  the. eight-hour -day being conceded.  If you appreciate a good smoke call at  CALLAGHAN'S.. .  TOBACCO STORE  662 Granville  St., Vancouver  And secure a first-class UNION MADl'l  CIGAlt.  Note the number: 002 Granville Street  Phone lOlli.  TIIE  KING   STUDIO  iiOl iTastings St. (Next Arcade.)  AVe are uot "cheap." Our work is  first-class and will please you. Cabinet Photos $4.00 dozen. Careful posing,  lighting and liiilsiilng.  LC PETIT  FAMILY THEATRE  This Theatre' is slricty   a ' UNION  HOUSE.  Employing UNION ACTOHS,  Thus    securing    the    VERA?    BEST  TAL.EXT.  PBICt 10 CtNTS.,  324 Carral! Street'  Three doors from Hastings Street.  Choice  lines  of. Confectionery,  Fruits,  ���Soft Drinks and Ice Cream.   : ������'���������'���  llcfi'OSliment Parlor���Tea, Coffee, Liglit  (Ifimciies.   '... ���  I'll'ESV   ,     TOBACCOS, CIGAP.S.  ������ ������'. Prompt service. ''''���'/."  ���":   Open   fill, midnight. ;i :.  GEO. C. HAMILTON.  ���We? are '.. selling  ^Ol&SHo^j? Boots "nil'-Sh'oes   at  ---  -       -    " Hard   Timef Prices.  Every pair  reduced.  Ijtdres' First-Class  dviii audi Boxed-X'alt  In Buttoned; and  Ifaced?   f  We "guarantee our? shoes.? Must? -bo  sold to make,room for. our new stock.  ��� :GE0rE^JAME^;":v  13 Hastings Street' E.    V Vancouver.  -?;CLA[aENCE-','l1��TEL.:VV  '������,:.,   (Under new management.).  '::' 3ASAW. MASSfEY; Proprietor. /:f  /Corner Pender and Seymour :Sts.. ..'  One,block-from Post Olllce./^First-class  dining room anil bar; white help only.  Best English ales/and .porter In town.  Rates, ?1.00perday.  AVe,. tlio uiulersigned, liaiulle tlio  only UNION fMADE CIGAKE1TES  made'in Canada. KARNAC, V.C.  ami-,T;&B'. ���'..������'-. l''i"y'i;   'iAylylX.  chas. foresberg  ^     h.:g. mgore  Xii    S- HARGUS;  "   G.W; WEEKS;  W.X McMiiJan & Co,  Wholesale Aqcnts for B.C.  Corner AlexnncU'r St. anil CoIumbinAvc.  Vnncouvcr, B.C.  -*-^l\^-O>BOXr'^r-^--1^^--PEONrfi,%l70.���  CLAYTON'S GROCERY  Most reliable Grocers  in Toavii.  850 WESTMINSTER AVE.  PtIONE  I220A.  Carpenter and Joiner  516-518 Seymour St;   .  Between Pender and Dunsmulr Sts.  All'kinds of work in this line promptly attended to. ::.,.?'.?.   ���?;?;'.  1 '      ' I'  1 Don*t be Careless I  | .-��� ���   ��� ���%.;  $t Don't start your wheel on   the   new  season's   work  without   a <&  ii ��� ���..   . i  thorotieh overhauling.   It will add much to your comfort and scctir- J  Uy and will cost you but little.    AA'e have a thorouehly up-to-date 2  bicycle repair department. . , �����  Wiil. RALPI1,126 Hastings St. I  * Stoves, Ranges and Kitchen Furniture. ���-  **K4Mt��*;!:^i**K^*;K*!*H?^^  SPECIAI.    Alit. - STBDL   AVIRE ROPR SNATCHI BLOCK-  ALX.AN '.."WHVTE-' & CO.'S  SPECIAL AVIRB CORE LOGCUNG AVIRE:.  (PLOUGH and CRUCIBLE STEEL WIRE ROPE in'all sizes and 'grades'.  All-kinds ol losgei-s' tools and  supplies. Camp Utensils,?Etc.  Phone 44.  122 Cordova Street.,  Vancouver, B.C.  Phone 1063.  ���^({���^���^^�����eW^^*K<^^^l:^^^  I  ������.Star " Enamels,   ?  ��'Star" Bathtub Enamel, ?  ����G" Varnish Stains,  ����G" Stovepipe Enamel, ?  MG" Aluminum Enamel,  ;  '.''��.��G " Furniture Polish,  Ask for Alabastine the best  f Wall Coaling, f7?:      XyJ  chairs, tables and woodwork about the house look-V  ing bright and new if you  use the right kind o��-; VatX  ; nish Stain.   V?. ii ''y;J'i :i iJy  H  Stains   and   Varnishes  with one application.^ VfV  v . VAnyone^can apply it/  Vancouver;;  /;V;?:"'V:;^V'":!/;::t339;?H^^  'ixxXiyxj  )li��9:S0&9i^i9&.9i^  -(^$��������^  ��� ������  * �� Of  "The Beer Without a Peer.'r  in  : ( ? ; Brewed right here > in A'ancouver by men of years and ..years cx-  ' porlence and in a?brewery whose plant Is thie most perfect known to  the art of brewing, la it any wonder that It has  taken-a  place  ?:'he hearts of the people which no.other beer can supplant? ���  ,.f.-V;VV?-.VV::'V''V:-,VV;?;'''������'si.oo'.aoz^  'XXiXi'"' '.XXiii'i'X'i S2.00 V/''?,/'Ouarts  y;''rXiXii: i-Xy  Brewed by iii ---:: .-.- X-        ''XI,."..,-.' yjiii..:  'Ym^mefjixB^  Varicouyer,V B. C.    v, ,-?VV.,:VV?:  inr'si-fires arid?Hotels. .  ���JS   ������;.-.- -il  and for sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores arid?Hotels.  The Furnishing side of our store Is.in better shape than it has?  ever been. The stocks of everything are very, complete, pur. shelves:  ���are not "groaning with:the weight of goods"���if they could 'express'.  themselves at all they would smile at the good things tliey contain:*  and also-atithe'.way.lriule.in.this,deparimeiit_is^inoving_?alorigfat:ai;.  right smart move.        , ,-���,. , >   :   . : ' i;;  Shirts, Cuffs, Suspenders,   Ties,   Underclothing.   Collars,   Socks,!  Gloves, Handkerchiefs, lite., Etc.    ?V. ''-. ?-���;:' .'.'���'-.  .:'.:-. v  J��I1NST��N, siERfOOTT?*. �����.?;':    i  104 end 106 Cordova Street. I  Trunk Store 12r Hastings St., 0|ib. Wm. Ralph's. |  smmtssmrtmsmi&mmESiS. ,-.  f'jj  M  ���1  a  1  i  m  ��� i4i  I  ���m  M  ��������� i-fi  ;M  XAAl^xixM  9 Ay  '���'���   "���-��/  *������:..;':���.���'.  mx  f"yM  txx  ''"������-: m  tXfi  liA-M  .���*,������������:  ��� xxm  *%'.:���  .  --.--.:- '%{:  A. .."-A--  ������i-y.   M  T ���'"���''���'������'  Af m  in  'm  ."^)VV":.''"  :'-tX;X-  '-'   ���'". '0  -,��y 7.?v ���  yxy  yiJiM  ������?''*'-. :'.-"/wi  '''A i:J4  ')":.���������  ,.).-;..,-,  J--'-iim  fx  xi  ��)':'.: ���'.'.;���  ���"���������"������--ifH  .?'��!���.��� ?';-:  ���IS;*'-.'-.-'  xxd  ���.-���' 1/1  V;) ?-,'?.,  :���'.:���-v.-.,if!  a  ��� .f��i  ti.  I      L,  IVI  HOUSECLEANERS!  WE WASH ."  BLANKETS! -  WE DO UP ;,  CURTAINS!  : All tills heavy drudgery of  house cleaning slunild he left tu  our linnds���there's slill enough  left of heavy work to do for you  without it. Wc will gladly give  i you Information about the cost,  etc. AVe could arrange to haw  one of-,our drivers call anil tell'  you all about It.V  910-914 Richards Street. Tel. 846  Branch olllco? In Arcade  :;'V i'; Tel. 1170.    ;",.  <*��������������������� +++<*++<����>4,+  Attvorttoe ln?The Indeajendent  . '-''heti oyes aro louncl Ut hnvo  .in rivfoct, however, sliglil. inwo  ii- iiut one thing.to (lo I'rovida  iiluwai early. Havo them eMuiiliiod  liy our doctor or optics. Mi Al-  inn und get a pair to lit you  properly.  All work guariuiii'i'd  .-^AyBBSONfVBR��^^.:'  The Jewelers and O^tielnni, : oV  V.-. ..'������..���:'i.X. iHO Cordova 51.  ��� +<+4><9i��+<+J

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