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Array 'taf^MMS^^Wr^  i      teginlative Llbr'y Mar. J1|dj ,  THE  ROYALS-BANK  OF  CANADA  . . SAVINGS   BANK . .  'A Gemeral Banting Business          Traasaoted.  OFFICES���BaaOngn  Street,   W���  fftabalnMber Avenue, Vanoouver.  B. C.*; PERMANENT LOAflf AND  SAVINGS CO.     .  Authorized Capital ��� $10,000,000  Subscribed Capital ���  ���  1,600,000  CU Ausets Ovcr ....     300,000  Head Oflice, 321 Camblo Street,  Vancouver, 11. G.  FOURTH YEAR.  TIIE U. ll R. E. STRIKE.  There is no change in the local.11.  B. of R. 13. strike situation. The current Issue of IhefU. 13. K. E. Strike  Bulletin prints a lengthy statement of  Pies Estes ou lils trip to Winnipeg.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY,   MAY  2,   1903.  "While the people of the city are fairly  conversant'with the conditions leading  to the present strike,.ninny of the residents at outside points are practically  In the dark, and while these people are,  generally speaking, favorable to organized labor,,, so' many misleading and  false statements have been" disseminated Uy interested parties to the detriment, of the United Brotherhood of  Railway Employees and allied unions,,  ( that, we deem It of sufficient importance  j and interest to all that an authorita-  ,\ tive- statement be made refutlns  I charges calculated to prejudice public  I opinion  in favor   of the   GREATEST  \ ENEMY THAT ORGANIZED' LABOR  i HAS EVER KNOWN���the Canadian  I        Paclllc Railway.  ft, In order to Intelligently decide on the  V merits of the strike it is necessary to  i revert to the conditions instrumental in  forcing the employees at Vancouver,  ; Revelstoke, the Kootenay and Boun-  l dary districts, Calgary and Winnipeg,  / to cease work as a means whereby the  life of the Brotherhood might besaved.  I', With this end in view we propose ad-  !       verting to the date on which the organization iflrst i came Into prominence  (       at Vancouver.  1 On January 3rd Inst-   our   business  agent, Mr. Fred.- Halton, was dlscharg-  i       cd from the employ of the C..P. R. at  '       Vancouver, where he had been employ-  I       ed as one ofthe   company's   account-  [    "? ants.  Mr. Halton was plainly dlscharg-  I   .. ed without sufllclent reasons and on the  [ ���     following morning a committee of employees requested and obtained an Interview with  the general superintendent with the view of having hlni reconsider the fdeclslonf arrived at In reference   to   Jlr.   Halton, and to   prevail,  ..If  possible,   upon   tlie  management  of  the C. P. It. to reinstate him and to'de-  ,  ,   clde upon one or two other matters bf  I - 'caual Importance, to. the employees..  buildings of the company. Clerks wore  being brought before the heads of departments and Intimidated, which was  done In the rellned way of "friendly  advice." They were told they must quit  the U, B. H. B. or promotion and increase of salary would be stopped. A  clerk In the local freight olllce wus  charged with fraud because a consignment of freight from Winnipeg was  first billed to Ashcroft and then to Van-  WHOLE NO. 1C2.  CANADIAN LABOR NOILS.  Teamsters fur Hamilton ioal dealers  have had. lhelr wages Increased from  ?7.50 to $S per week.  ��� The striking carpenters of Montreal  huve won their strike. They will now  work eight hours a day at 22"<. cents  iin hour.  A monster muss.meeting'wus held in  couver, alleging that a loss to the coin- j.the  Massey  hull, Toronto,  last  Friday  i-U-  ' We were undoubtedly pleased at the  result of ".negotiations,- and on tne Mh  of January Mr. Halton was reinstated,  and. the .other questions were disposed  of entirely satisfactorily to the employees and apparently to the olllclals.  This was largely the result of President  Estes'.-visit, who had been sent for,-and  who had several pleasant Interviews  with -Mr.'(Marpole.  , _ After this It was felt that an era of  peace had been Inaugurated. Mr. Marpole gave Mr. Estes to understand, in  the event of trouble arising, he would  send'for him If we did not. In view of  subsequent events It is apparent all  this was affectation, and littic short of  treachery.,: It wan only a resort to gain  time and put off to the future what  they.-were unprepared to bring on at  the moment.  The first move on the part of the head  officials of the company was to-make  use of one "Barron," who came from  Winnipeg, and represented himself to  be a member of the U. B. R. E. there.  He was either engaged as a "spotter"  there or. was corrupted after he -.iamb  here by the company. This man figures  as the most contemptible of human  kind. He was admitted to. our lodge  ���meetings,- and"whlle~there^was'"nothliig  to be ashamed of, he* was giving us  away all the while. We do not know,  however, to what extent such an unscrupulous miscreant may have distorted nnd exaggerated what took place  in our midst. Late In January Barron's duplicity became known to lhe  membership, and nt the meeting on the  Mth of February he' was asked to retire  as his presence wns Incompatible with  a ' resolution of the meeting.  As thc time towards the strike drew  ��� near and  the company wns maturing  Its plans, the peace of ^t'lic stuff wan disturbed hy    a    series    of     tnovemenls  amongst Its meinbeis.  The Pacific division accountant and  his chief clerk were ordered to Montreal on business connected with the  accounts, and tho chief clerks In the  claims and car service departments  were transferred to.Montreal; nil a few  days before the inauguration of the  strike. The first two apparently be-  . cause of 'the fact that they had supplied.'Eastern papers with a true vor-  sloin of the.strike, Were suddenly ordered back , to Vancouver, and tho  others were .dismissed: really: because  .'���"'.ey' had decried a false report, ostensibly because of aliased errors in their  work.  Quite a flutter ensued In the office  pany had ensued by the treatment of  the consignment In this way.' To those  acquainted with billing the charge was  untenable, and quite? In  keeping with  practice.    After a series of indignities  the clerk was indefinitely   suspended.  This treatment,  of a-.worthy,  brother  evoked  general    indignation,    and    a  meeting was called of the members, the  situation was  discussed, and -the decision . arrived  at was that  the clerk,  H. P. Forest, already referred to, sliould  be reinstated and"' that the acts of intimidation     and: molestation     should  cease.   Mr. Marpole ignored these and  asked for Instances and declined to reinstate Forrest.   The instances were so  numerous and notorious that when Mr.  Marpole's   reply  was   submitted   to  a  meeting of the members, It was felt he  wns just parleying for delay and so the  decision \vas-a strike.  It began to be-realized that the company was provoking a strike, for before  over It was contemplated cars had arrived In the yard with men from Seattle, and ofterwards It became known  that thirty-seven men were on the way  from Montreal four or five days before  the strike took place to take the places  of: the men. Everything pointed to the  fact that it was the object of the company, to destroy the U.B.R.'E. There  were only two alternatives before'the  men, either that, they must strike or be  ousted, and? tlie former was! thought to  be the more honorable.  Neither wages nor strike hours are  involved In this struggle; It Is simply  the preservation of the un Ion princl pie.  Seeing the C. P. R. threatening the destruction of unionism and declared they  would spend a million dollars to. burst  up the U. B. R. E��� which statement has  been'amply: verified by the'expenditure  and loss Incurred during the last two  niontlis.  To preserve unionism?In the West,  several unions allied themselves with  our cause. This is the, ninth week of  the struggle, and-It goes on with .undiminished determination on the part of  the men, whose motto is "We must  win."  The struggle1 stretches all along the  line from Victoria to Winnipeg, and-the  men are as undaunted as in the first  week of the strike. We are receiving  local backing at all points and sympathy, and assistance from our brethren  In the States, and as the eyes of the  people of North America rest on Vancouver and the other points now made  famous, we realize that we lire fighting  the battle of unionism and cannot withdraw from the contest, although weliad  a mind to. The unions generally, I am  confident, will support us, for It is not  our battle alone, but thelr's as well. ���  U. I!. R. lv. Strike Bulletin.  niglit.? The principal speaker was Samuel Gompers. -who received a tremendous "ovation. ' ":��� '-'���"'  - . ���:.' . . i> ���- o ������ '���. '-'���. -  f The'striking tailors of Winnipeg have  retuined to work, tlieir new schedule  granting them a 15 per cent..raise on  all piece work. New schedule drawn  up for one year.  The trades and liVbor council,of Hamilton . have decided to'119k the unions of  Canada to co-operate towards raising a  fund of $100,000;'to light ail propositions,  for legislation regarded as?adverse to  working men's  Interests.  The docj? strike at Montreal is practically unchanged? all the;union men  being still out. "The strikers are bound  to win. although, a large number of  lion-union men are at work under the  protectionrof?the mllltla. Twenty-five  hundred1 men are directly involved, besides fan -unknown number indirectly.-;  Samuel' Gompers, president A? F.?bf L.,  was'tendered f a reception at;. Sulimer  Park..,-The - place'-' was packed to the  doors. About'���15.000, listened to his address, but one-half of which-, number  were unable'to :hear him,' the crush being so great:  .:''  'AaJ .;'[ y'-y-ii: i  Anthracite Coal Commission,   ft makes  good rending and was delivered lor the  ,'Peclal  benefit of God's partner IJaei-  and Ills gang of legalized desperadoes,  who hugged  the delusion' at  one time  that they could do ns they pleased and  insisted on tlieir right to treat thi. miners ns  Individuals.    They know better  now aiid a few others are learning" tli?  same lesson.   Kven wooden heads cannot reverse natural law nnd the world  do move they say.   "You can do just:as  you please nbout recognizing the union.  If you ilo not recognize It. It Is because  you are blind'and.' you want to bump  up against It '.some more: that Is all.   It  is here.   It-Is here to stay, and the burden is upon you and not upon us. There  Is'neither the power nor the .disposition  in this court,-I-ftak'e it,  to destroy the  union.    It  would  hot  accomplish 'it'll  It  could, and?it certainly could not/lf  it would.    And If these  wise business  men.' with   the  combined    wisdom  of.  business gentlemen and  the agents of  the ���Almighty,  can  not see-the'union,  they had  better blunder along still  a  few more years and  possibly after a  while they will know it is here and recognize It themselves."   ?: ,       '-  O'CONNELL ENCOURAGED.  OF  fHE GOVERNMENT MUST ACT  CHANGE THIE SYSTHM.  Probably ninety-nine out of every one  hundred people believe thai the Ou:s.ric.  government   did   try   to   buy    up   .Mr.  Gunie>���iia-he-avers:���Wlieclier~lie_wlll  be able  to prove  It   Is  another  tiling.  One renson why people believe the story  true is because the same llilng Is going on nil the time.    Uoth the old parties  conduct  business  along  this  line,  Neither of them will hesitate to buy up  a supporter   from   the   oilier paity If  such a step Is deemed necessaiy; In fuel  it has occurred, time and  time ngain.  There Is no need  for any  oxclletnciil  over  the'-matter.  It  Is really so common, that  folks  should  be  used   to  lt.  Under  lhe'present' party   system  we  place a '.premium  on dishonesty.    We  will never have pine elections or honest  politics  until  pioporllonnl :representation Is the system In vogue In electing  all  the people's    ropiescntiittlves, and  then  by'menus    ot" direct    legislation  Ihrougli lhe Initiative nnd 'referendum  as practised In Switzerland .the people  will be In a position to rule absolutely  and. their representatives   will  merely  carry.out the mandates of tlieir wills.  It Is the system thai needs changing.���  Industrial: Banner.  In addition to his other honors King  Edward, is? the titular and hereditary  preacher at?fSt."David's cathedral In  Wales. He is:.allowed a salary of ?5  a year and a.pew, in the cathedral "is  reserved.for his U3e. ;  -    V  Organized,labor Is not opposed to,the  settlement of Canada .by a desirable  class of Immigrants,, although the"'-?As7?  sdelated ? Press?falsely . tries to. convey  that "Impression "to the freaders;of the]  daily . papers? In: regard .'to the: request  for an. eflicient fallen labor law. .'Organized laboi', asks,at. the. hands of- the  government ah enactment'.f :slmllar to  the.alien labor?I.a'w of the United States,  vvhieh? prohibits.::', the;" Inipoi'futibiV.l'bf  aliens' ? under ���'; con tract 7??f rom :. foreign  countries.; ffheent'orceineii I of that law  across the border has iiot "restricted immigration, froni. Europe,- aiid:would/not  retard,the Immigration.of desirable?set--,  tiers? Into Canada.'.'Organized labor does  object to the Importation of.foreigners  glider contract and ..through"finisrepre-f  sentation from the United States and,  Europe, to take the places of Canadians  who may strike for better conditions.  The.'Klngstonflocomotive works laughs  with Impunity at.the 'present monstrosity f misnamed tlie .alien labor law and  by means of misrepresentation-; induces,  Scotch and German machinists ,to sign  contracts and pays theh". passage^ to  Canada.- The Gurneys, the Ci'-P. R. and  G? T. It? have all followed the same  policy, and during? the recent strike?the  Toronto; Street ? ftiiilivay Company "I'm-'  ���ported men from -Buffalo., -The. United  States authorities would: have refused  these people, a landing and deported  them back to their starting point. Canadian labor is entitled to similar protection. The cabinet ministers pretend  to believe It would look like: retaliation  'oh-the United States. Right here let us  say that organized labor In Canada approves of the action of the United  -Sta tes-i n-t li is-ma l terf-fa nd=t hey=desl r��-  siinllar legislation, not as a retaliation  measure, but as a simple means of self-  protection. .Let nil the desirable settlers  come to Canada who wish and they will  be welcome, but organized labor insists  that they shall come of lhelr own'free  will and not be- misled by unscrupulous  agents of unprincipled combines Into  signing contracts to take the place of  native Cunndlniis who have built tills  country up, and whose only offence is  during to assert tlielr rights as .Canadian citizens. Organized lalior can justly .claim this legislation, and If we mls-  tiilko not will refuse to be put "I'l- any  lunger. It is clearly up to the Dominion 'government to net.���Industrial Han  ner. '  FUNDAMENTAL     PRINCIPt-I':  i. iy" 'A- yy-sioxiSM. ' ���'������'.  Selfishness says to the unioii  man:.  You  make  me, pay as  much  for  an  average-workman' as  for  the   highest  class workman���that is, unjust to you,  tlie. high-class' workman.   *  J- The high-class workman replie.s:  I may'work faster and. better than  my fellow; so much; the better foi' you.  If .1 am willing to take the same pay.  But his children are as, numerous as  mine, fHisf children eat fas much. His  wife works as; hard as mine. He is a  human being ' like myself. Weft:" a re  union "meii, and oui' aim is not to get  the most? possible7 for the Individual, biit  to get enough .for all.. ..���.;;..���'' ;. [; -  .'..- That Is oiie of thef undameii till principles off unioii labor, aiid one?of the  glories of J true- iiiiioiiism'.--Exc-iiiiiv.je?  President James O'Connell of the In-  ternatlonul Association of Machinists  made a statement to a Washington.Star  reporter regarding general conditions,  as follows:  "Among the metal trades of the country the outlook is exceptionally bright.  In fact, I a in of the opinion thfcv ��� :he  coming year will prove to.be the? most,  prosperous ,-that organized ?J labor has  ever experienced. -My assertion ., is  based upon the fact that the 'iclations  between the employer and.the employee?  are gradually becoming more harmonious,'' much to the gratification, of all  concerned. This condition is manifest  on every hand, and there are no indications of a general movement which  will  result iii strikes or lock-outs."  In .his annual .report to ;he 'Interna-,  tlolnal which meets In-Milwaukee May  Mth, President O'Connell will suggest  the advisability of ex tend ing, a shorter  workday over all. the railroad systems  of tiiefcountry. the establishment of. an  insurance-'department and an out ;of  work fund. ;     ".?"'. '.;.'���  REiMRKARLE RECORD.  DISSOLUTION THIS FALL.  E.V'ER Y??MAN O UG'HT.T.O HOLD J-ITS.  "?.'V;.V?V?'?JWOftKlNG:CARp.f..: f'V.V V  f;-"IUiSiUiji;(iuty of -every; laboring.-'inaii  to join .his trade's union," said Dr. Ly-.  man Abbott, in an, address; at "'Chicago  commons, 'recently;' on ���"TheVDutics of  Mari."V.?VV;:        i'XX ���':??:' "V7' Ai  ??? "A; nian's first,, duty," ?Dr..?. .-Vbbot  urged, "is to'|iiit iiito tlhe Avorld: by,iiis  productive?-power,,-iis?much as''lie;.takes  out of It; his second duty Is to his home,  instead of ,tb; his shop; his" third duty is  tb ������.his; neighbor,, whose right lie nnisi  aid 1 ii7-preserving...:. ' ���;?: I  ���: "Every man .owes a dutj": to the man  working at?his sldeat the bench... If 1  were? a laboriiigf man,. I'won Id not .be  without.a union card.    The morelnde-  .,.        ������    - . ���   v ���       .������������������..  pendent a man is, the more, able he Is  to do'for himself, tlie'niore'linperntiyely  it Is: his duty io join a labor union and  to'.help those who are less able to help  themselves. It niiist not? be a '���battle" of.  capital -against labor, or of: classes  against classes, but a combination 'of  all: forces .for, the? accomplishment of  'mutual good."  From  reliable  sources    It Is  learned  -  . -        :    ���'.    ',-     O ���   .   .    .--....-...  that in all likelihood the dominion parliament wML dissolve "tliIs fall. There'  -���ti-eniany signs which point to this de-  teriiilnatloii' to go to the country with  Laurier as leader. It is anticipated that  the Grand Tru'nlc Paciflc.will supply all  the. needed -campaign' funds. The budget ispeech of Fielding is iiow..���'���looked  upon as a campaign,speech,.aiming-to  catch all:the voters. There is sop for  free? trader and,a?hint.for the mnnufac-  turei'. The? fact : that the . transportation .committee has not been officially  announced.'.--hor its scope defined, is a  s|gn'tliat? It will be.tised as a means to  make? promises to the,felectors.-  .; We hi>i)e that the f worklngifneh wili  see': to ,.lt;?that theii'.��� mimes? are on the  voters'.?li?t; Now.is the time,to regls-  ter.':?:?:;?:fV?'v"?V?'f? :���'-?-VV:?V'VI:? XX7?",?:'."?!?';  WILL GET OVERTIME.  .John Mitchell,, the inine workers', president,, has? had a.: white f carnation  named- after Iiim. At Iirst thought il  seems a -mite-.incongruous to have a  white, fragile llower named, after the  leader of coal, wonkers. but when, you  coiiic^to.thlnk.of-lils-unsull!eil-liitegi-tty,=  iiicorruptlble honor, and steadfastness  of -purpose to the cause nearest: his  lieurt, a white llower Is none too white.  We have no doubt that John 'Mitchell  could have ended the strike wllh thousands to himself and disaster to the  union, if he had so willed It, many times  during Its progress. An anchor would  be more typical of hiin. Something ;o  lie to.���Advocate.  Wcllsboru, I'a.   .  Aid.; Wood .aiid VVilson. ?::ioved? tlvi  adoption <if, the? water .���coniniltt.e.e's'.'i'e-  poi't last iJIqnday .night. In the, report  It was suggested? to paj".���'overtime work.  7 Aid. Brawn.thought that a mail? was  'hot.-competent 'to; give.; a good day's  work if lie worked the whole; night before.? ';.: ���:.:���.:. ':,'��� .' ?-V"-..V  ? .Aid? Woods, said that the? wdi-k;done  in the watei'woi'ks'depai'tmeiit'was different. Employees were called out at  ���all-hours of the nlght-to inend breakages? They may have? to spend one to'  srixfhours. and should be pitid, tinie and  a half for such-work. If ;.a man spent  two or three liours this;way he would  be quite able?to work  next' day?  Aid.. Brown objected to a-man, working/the'whole night, and day, too. He  should  not be allowed to jvork.botli.  Aid. Woods said that in this regard  you must?give credit to an olliclal for  Knowing something.? it.was the speaker's opinion that when a man worked,  all night that he? was not tit to work  the next ?dny.:- This point that Aid.  Brown raised7 might, not'come up once  In a year.  ���Aid. Grunt asked if -there was much  overtime.   ... '.���:."���'  The following article appears In the  current'number or the Industrial Ban-.  per. the oldest..laboi" paper In Canada,  published at London; Ont. li will be.  iead with Interest. A reiinarlkable record in the trade unioii organization of  Caiuidn  is herewith shown: :  "A wave of .unionism that has been  sweeping every province In the dominion "for the,, last , three years continues  unabated. If the record of tlie -flrst  quarter of 1903 is maintained" during tlie '  balance of the year It will totally  Eclipse the .Record ,    ';���'������; :���'.  of last  year,  when all union men  believed   the high  water mark had-been  reached.    February, the shortest month  In the year, shows up well with 24 new  unions. : Nearly   a. dozen' 'new   unions'? '  havg. been Instituted in  Montreal, and?:  the biggest revival. of labor evei-experienced   in   that  city  is  under  way..  In Toronto every weer. sees new unions  enrolled...,.In Colliiigwood a Federal fLa-f;  bor Union was. recenty Instituted with  500, charter members;  it soon reached  .  the SOO  mark,  and  a f.dbzen /  separate-.?  unions are. now being instituted  there; f  rt is - .  ;'-'���'.������������ a; Ijlyi i'iiy:;A;A/'[yiAi  The First Invasion  .yi ''���..;:f������,���'���;  of labor in the .town.: The new Federal  '  Labor Union in St. Marys .bids fair; .to ���'-������  .reach  the 500 mark, and: reports  from;  j Strjihro'y. predict tlutt tiie membership; /  ]of the fiie.w Federal will soon.reacli:COO.?;.?  | The. organization of tne street/railway,..  .'employees??alone  added . 2,000?7members??-  to  the  local::;movement   in'.'.' that'city. ',.;  There'is not a city, town or section but?  report's; tlie formation of .new organiza-?.. ;.  tlons and the pouring??of recruits Into ���lithe okleiVones.: St.-T.iiomas.is tlieonly':;.?;  spot.tofseiid in an? unfavorable report.?:-:  The Federal.Laboi- Unionfan'd?tliree or?-'??  foui' of ihecii-ganlzationsiiri ���thatf?city ; .?  have lapsed?and tne Trades aiid Labor,..;;?;  Council   Is., iii  disorganized ;- coiiditioiii  . -  Tiiis?is. mainiy. due   ,t<i ? political?'dif-,,;?;  ferences7: of'the; niore,'pi'0]n!neiitf;:meni-ff:;v?,  bersV ? With tli is V;   .f'V;- V' V X' X Xi'i-. X  :A.XyiiX '[:'��� One fExceptloh;f ?f- JXXl&iAfi -:  labor;Is everywhere advancing.? It is to...,?  be hoped,the? various. in'ternatlpjia.I-'pr-.;-'.';-.v.  ganizsiiioiis will send: organisers to;St.f:  Tlioinas  tofget: things? iiusliape?":lt?is:??;f;  estiinated ?;hat? more?.?,new?:   hiembers;??A..  have bene .'.enrolled in, the labor: move- ? --  ment during .the l'asttliree ;montlis;thaiv  during iiny-pftvidus  six  months,  and: ?,?  the   most .remarkable   fact? Is?:that?in .?.?;  small  places  where   it; was/never ex-:?,  pected   that    organizations., .could ,be? . ���)  planted. ami  wliere. no. attempts ..have  ;. ?  been made -to .form���i.'iinlqns; they..have,.''  taken   the  .initiative   ftliefiriselvos? and ;? ;  sent-.out appeals for .organizers? to'.be;  ; f  sent to them.   In . regard, to p'oriiila'tlon'?:-';.'  ���ib pnrt of: the "-world -is showing such   '  a r.enio'rkable.record of trade orgaiiizaT?: ���  tion as (."niiadaaiia this is freelycon-.:.,.  ceded by the oflicers ofthe. Interna tion-ff  ���  al  Union??  It will; be si "question -pf; tiie 'i'l;  veiy   iieiii'   tutiiie fiviieii' Ci.niiua ?wiU?-??/7  be?, thv   best '-oiganlzed ??ciiuii;iy  la ?tlie.: ???  .world."-"- ... ���''-   xxyy--.  POINTER FOR IHE EMPLOYER  ,V-|  ��::  I  7~'C'lty KlTglneer Tracy replied,, that  maybe a man was called out once In a  month.  would    not  O    ?  itl'f'COG.NITIO.VOF THK UNION.  There, are sonic people who are always hundreds of years behind the tide  of progress, people who still belieue the  earth Is flat and that the sun moves  round, the earth every >'twenty-four  liours. In this class may be included  the employers of labor; who are perfect-.;  ly willing to treat with their employees  as? Individuals,'? but'--not; as "nieiiibers. of  a.tinion. .The woods are so full.of these  fellows just now that for their especial  benefit we? reproduce part of an argu-,|   Ladies!   When shopping don't forget  ment of ciarence Darrow before  the | to ask 'the clerk for his Union card.  Tliere Is a man nf 112 In it Ili'ondwny,  New .York,; store? wlio.receives n salary  ot $!>,000. a year for suggesting things.  Ills calling Is not exactly? new, hut. It  has been specialized.'Twenty years ajsn  he was uu ordinary siili'siiiuii lu lhe  house furnishing department, earning  ?S a week. Ills'-clevcniess In advising  .voting married .couples what to .buy  when they sin up housekcepiiig. al-  tracted the intention of Ills employers  and he was rapidly advanced.: Finally  a.,''department was made for hiin. and  now all that he does is to suggest the  kind of carpets, rugs, shades, curtains?,  portieres, sofas, chairs,? pictures, bi-Ic-a-  brac, etc.,; tliat ought to go with tlie  Queen Anne or ���Elizabeth cottage or the,  Harlem flat or the Riverside drive palace.' '   .,'���" . :  .-  - ?''."  Vhe - overtime  aniount to. much.  Aid .Cook, said that If the overtime  wore mado for night calls It would be  littler. Men called?out could be allowed half a day's time, which would be  equivalent to lime and a half. .  Aid. McQueen did not see It that way.  ���Aid. Morton said that the point raised  by Aid. (.'nuk was Just the thing they  wanted to get Ut. Why nol put It down  lii the rules and regulations its to the  time the men shall work. "It seems to  ine .clilliHsh," said .Mil. .Morton, "Unit  so milch fuss should be inr.d'-' about a  few dollars being paid out for this overtime 'work. Aid. Ihviivii is��� wa'iu'.crliig  en lO'sbnieilihiK that has no bearing on  tlie case. Anybody'of a grain nt common sense knows full well that a man  can't work day und niglit. The .'men  should be paid, the 'overtime, .rate-for.  night and Sunday work."  Aid. Bt'tlmne said ?that when ��� the  coniinltte went Into this 'question It was  found thar the nien had always got  extra time; because, thej; were allowed  It the next day. It was, ^therefore,  merely putting It down ih writing what  has always been done. ;;     ���.?: .  Report was adopted and so now overtime work will be paid ifor.extra.   ���'���...'?  The 'Engineering  Magazine ;  puts; a.  great deal in a few words when it says: '  "The workman who earns high wages  zisicspecially^valuable^to^lils^employcri^  because  from a. given' plant  a  much  larger product can be obtained than is .  possible   with  Inferior  workmen.    Tlie?"  cheap hand  calls for more capital, uy  larger plant, a greater length of time,-x  and Is not able to give as much for. a  dollar as  the other.    This  Increase of  producing power of  the plant  Is very  Important, and un Increase In the unrii-  Ing power of the men Is usually..found  In be nn Increase lu the capacity of tiie  establishment."  . INFLATED   VALUES!  J. I'lerpoiit Morgan's words un.'hard- ?  ly? uttered,   his  words of, reassurance  lvgaitllng  the oei'iiiliity  of" a  eontlnu-  aiiif oi" oui-   marvelous   "prosperity.".  when Wall street receives another of  inns;--'shocks, that are premonitory of a  general  crash.       This slump  In stock  values, with Its consequent panic. Is a ,  sharp reminder of the ���gaseous character of our much 'boasted prosperity.   It  depends~not   upon wealth   production  and ia. normally' inoreasing volume of  the values .of. wealth produced, but.up- ."  on an inflation of the values of special;" ,  'privileges, of one kind;and,anotheiv??,It.?' ?  is the prosperity of the ga?mbllng hell,;;?;\?  and not of the goods market..' Eike'air.-",? ���  in a bladder,' all these Inflated values?????  may be let out.with' a^'pin puncture.���.?-.���?"  TheVPublic?;7???   '������.iyJXyXAy'i-   "/fi'fVVfVV-:  '3 TUE INDELJENL)EN IV  SATURDAY MAY 2, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUU1.1SUKD   WKI3KLY   IN   TUB  TERESTS OF THE MASSES  BY  IX-  I  new. distinctive, special work in modern journalism, would not be. retained,  Tl.e utterances of a labor paper aro  thoroughly reliable and its policy is  always a   little  ill  advance ��� rot  too  iir.tn.-li so���of its readers and. followers,  THE.INDEPENDENT _PItlNTIXCl COM-(which  is  nol  so   with  tlle  dally press.  I Already the inlliieiiee of the weekly l:i-  ,^^ iiapi-'i;, is as great If not greater  with llie masses, than that of the dally  ;:;- results will prove. Aad if working-  11:111 would' all 'do their duty by supporting ihcir. paper us they should, tlle  till ii.- its.'fiiliiess of the average dully  in piilille affairs would soon disuppear.  BASEMENT     Ol.'*      FLACK.      BLOCK,  I1ASTIXOS STUEET. VANCOUVEI:,  li. C.  SUBSOllllTIONS IX  A  week, ,', cents:  month,  iiioiitlis.  :'.'. cents;   six  nn  ono year, $1.00A  ADVAXCK.,  I-' cenls: I lire  lltlis,   ,"\l   celll?  lCXDOHSElf) 11V TllK  Tit A DES & LA UOU COUNCIL Ol'" VANCOUVER,  TRADES & LAI'UU COUNCIL Ol'' VICTORIA.  VANCOUVER    Illlli.lilXCl'   TRADES  COUNCIL.  The Independent can always bo had  ��>t Galloway's book store, arcade.  SATUJtDAV..  ..MAY 2,  1903  There  an-   a   very   few  Jackass  ancoiixcr��� with tails.  In  'I'll" Ox.:  plenty of  pressure.  i'.i'itni appears to-day, with  all- niul 100 pounds steiim  When, oli when, will lion. Air. I'reu-  tlro bring in thm budget and make his  gi'e.u   speech.  Hasn't l'ircr Gosncll got his  ready yet7 Lei us know the  We are prepared to die game.  figures  worst.  This sliould be readily forthcoming, for  tlie dominion and territorial governments have very properly taken up the  mutter. Tlicre seems to be no doubt  that the disaster was really due to a  gigantic mountain slide." Had it been  as llrst supposed, volcanic, we should  never have been free from haunting  fear of n like and even further .reaching  disaster affecting our ltritl.ili Columbia  side of the same Crow's Nest coal area.  "CURRENT OPINION���AIL SOWS.  11. il, Hoodooed.  .British Colunibla lias for years been  cursed by gangs of subsidy-voting politicians, a .number of  whom should  In jail.���Winnipeg Tribune.  be  t  INFLUENCE OF. THE PRESS.  It  is .really" a   cpiestion   whether  the  daily press  has .that 'mighty7 inlluence  and power which it is supposed to pos-'  , scss over the masses. Two notable instances of late have come undei- our notico where the press of two grent cities  were practically snubbed by. the people. (1) Tom L. Johnson's triumphant,  re-election as mayor of Cleveland. He  was not "snowed under." Newspaper  reports to the contrary were inspired  by desire, not by knowledge, and money  was spent lavishly on the subsidized  press that.did all it was able to do to  defeat Johnson. (2) The re-election of  Mayor Jones of Toledo���"Golden Rule"'  .Tones as he is sometimes sneeriiigly but  more often' affectionately called���is another tribute to the loyally: of the  masses to leaders in whom ihey believe. 'Mr. Jones has served tliree terms  as mayor of Toledo, Chicago Public  points out that the political machines  were powerless'either to control his official conduct or to.keep him out of office. He has literally what he calls  himself, ' "ai   man    without  a party.'  .'���Worse  than  that���if such fillings ever i  Mr. II ay ward thinks lhat nieiiibers  if the legislature should stand on their  dignity. He hasn't much of a foothold,  anyway.  A number of American' railway corporations have placed a veto.on liquor  drinking and card playing on lhelr  passenger  trains.  What a happy land we live in with  such a nice lot of ministers of state.  "We .are a" merry family, we are, we  are, we are."??ASk Messrs. Wells and  Eberts if you doubt it.  The waterworks committee are getting too sporty for this sedate town.  They've gone and done paint all the  hydrants a bright: vermilion. Next  thing they'll be:"paintin'tthe town red."  The "Wicked Partner" wns once on  the provincial boards in Toronto. It is  now. being played in Victoria to a  crowded house. There should be big  money in It, for all the province will  have to pay for the run of the. piece.  In Ohio a starving mail stole a log  of "wood .'ind he has been sentenced to  i one .year In   the penitentiary,   yet  for  That's No Josh.  Tlle proposed inciease of the Lleu-  teii.iiit-Govi'iiior of .British Columbia's  salary may be niiothoi'? Intimation that  I'.. C. will tolerate no cheap Oriental labor.���Toronto Telegram.  Not Horn,,.But Made.  The "self made man" writes his own  books, builds his own linu.se.' digs his  own coal. etc. The reason' that you  never meet Iiim is? thnt he Is not born.  He is "self-made."���Terre Haute Toiler.  Will Go on the Stump. : ,  Hon. Joseph Martin has the sincere  sympathy of many Munltobans in the  physical trials which he Is now undergoing. His bull-dog pluck, however,  never forsakes liini, and as remarked  the other day, even with the,loss of a  limb, he will soon be found stumping  the country again, and probably with  more vigor than ever.���Winnipeg Tribune.  "are bad.  worse and  worst���he had no  newspaper  support.    The  local  papers  f   (excepting one'German paper) refused  '.even lo publish his brief address to his  : constituents.    Sonic of them 'refused to  .publish it even as "a paid advertisement,  ; though  others did admit  this" piece of  '���/news',    interesting'  and    important   to  ��� thousands of people,, upon  those': commercial? terms.    And  all   through   ihe  '���campaign, both  the local  press of .Toledo and -The  Associated Press .at  that  point were assileiit? as the grave- about  ?? Jones'/candidacy. - Though .he is a man  of national -fume, it was no fault of the  news agencies if anyone knew he.was  a candidate until the day after election,  when, his ���'���re-election  was  announced.  The papers were in. u ���conspiracy of silence, but the people were on the.alert.  The average daily newspaper has now  become all but in mime an advertiser's  f'organ. -thiit is.: all it's space Is" sold to  any.and all who are:willing to pay for  it. :, The  day   of  it's  usefulness  as  a  journal  in  the  fullest  meaning of  the  term has gone by.    It has now become  a follower off public opinion, .becausii.it  pays  better,   instead    as    formerly    a  ���"moulder"  of  popular  thought.    Take  this city, population less than H0.000. for  instance: Two'morning and two evening  papers are published,  iind  all  apparently from outwardjiippearances are  thriving: concerns.    The Held for tlieir  existences as bona lltle journals is not  large enough to maintain them.    II is  estimated that  not more than 15 or 20  ���per cent, of the people subscribe for "a  paper.     Tint, would   mean   in   round  'numbers that only about 0,000 suhscrlb-  ier?^irsToiti??^re^ire=:^i i via'ea���be^  tv.een the four sheets dailv.  This is in a marked contrast to the  weekly labor paper. .If a labor paper  would adopt the means considered legitimate by the daily to", raise revenue,  its usefulness would be gone as a labor  "JournnI," because the functions of a  labor press,  which has now become a  j over'eighteen hundred years the.Chris-  |t!:'.ii world,has. "been praying, "Thy  j kingdom come." Civilization' may not  ) be a fnl lu re.' but it hardly appears to be  lii'uch of a phenomenal success.  The ���provincial premier and his colleagues are considering whether or;not  to call-the editor of tlie: Province before-the bur-of.th'e house for an article insinuating Hliiit lniiiiy members  'were, after coal and oil concessions in  East, Kootenay and therefore anxious  to oust"���,therefrom the 'Province's boss,  the': mighty C. P. R. The gallant  Colonel will if, lie can improve on tlit  nickel In the slot machine. H'e would  prefer iicXichol inn hole,<an'd iudeep  one al that. ������ , ���/ :  lion. Mr.-. Wells,.our province's ureal  public-rifihts-give-away man'; .niade another'", of his awkward admissions tlie  other day. before John Oliver's committee. He? told the nieiiibers that when  the C. P. I'i. was after that big East  Kootenay grab, "'Mr. John Taylor, of  Eberts & Taylor, was active with Mr.  G: McL.'.Brown: in trying to get tlie  South East Kootenay land grants." A  pretty piece of business. The attorney-  general was. assumed to be protecting  provincial'.Interests,, meanwhile, If llr.  Wells spoke truly, his own law-partner  was openly playing the part of a big  corporation  against   them'.  Importing Labor.  We are told that Canadian labor cannot compete with cheap European labor. Some of the very men who are  telling you that? are importing foreign  laboi- for the very purpose of degrading and competing with Canadian-labor. Thousands of foreigners are imported every year In spite of the monstrosity 'called an. alien labor law. Sleep  on, dear people, and let your nights  one after another be stolen away, and  when you wake up there will be nothing left you but life and that, will be  miserable.���Industrial Banner, London.  TO HAVE  '     THE  LARGEST CHOICE  OF THE  PRETTIEST  WASH FABRICS  FOR  SPRING  AND  SUMMER  DRESSES  YOU  MUST CALL  AT '  *  ���  i  ���  t  i  ���  ���  i  ���  !  <>  ���  t  9  i  ���  Cordova     St.,    Vancouver. J  We  reach wherever the  mails  T  reach. ������'���*'   9  1 "���"'���.  4> <fr��>�����^ ^'��t-^'<-<^^��<����^n��t.^^  J 170  ..���   reai  SOS  ace  We are now showing n beautiful ra nge of English Flannel Suits, direct  from one of the lending manufacturers in London. The shtdes are new. the  tendency being In the direction ol- dark patterns. The styles are single-breasted  suits, with vest and doublebieuseld without vest.  PRICKS    ....   ..$S.50 to $13.00  FANCY AND LIGHT VESTS��� Imported direct from the fashion centre of  Europe.  ���, 1'iticics   ......   .... .... ,,$i,oo ;o j5.no"  PANAMA HATS���Genuine Panamas, at JO, J13, J15 and $25.  (iood  dressers  want   these goods.    Come and secure the best.  M.ill orders solicited.  Tlil.HI'IIU.N'H   lU'l.  309 to 315 Hastings StI W  CLAYTON'S GROCERY  VMost reliable, Grocers  in Town.   ? V  850 WESTMINSTER AVE.  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS^  ���SOCIAiL. AND 'DANCE. ": V��� .  The social and dance given 'by the  Shirt, Waist, and.Laundry Workers on  Thursday evening- was a big, success.  The affair was gotten up ostensibly'for.  the benefit of the U. B. of R?? E. strikers and was? held in .O'Brien's hall. .Refreshments/were served ..-ind dancing  kept up till the early morning hours.  Much credit is due the committee for  arranging the happy event, f  :.,    .    CO. 'P.,  'ancoiiver. No.  There will be world wide sympathy  .for the sufferers at Frank. Some sixty-  three men, women and children seem to  have perished iby that gigantic landslide. All were either workers or tlielr  ���raiiiHIc-sf^TIi e-whbie^Gf-several-ta -..-illlcn-  died, in several otlier cases; inine-work-  crsbnve lost most of their nearest and  dearest. The ease is one wlilch no  money ciin relieve, and under the particularly sad circumstances of lhe disaster, Willi Its accompanying deaths of  whole families, there will not be very  many In need of aid In money 31; kind.  Court Vancouver, No. -105. and Court  Mountain. View, No. 361), of the Canadian? Order of Foresters, held:a joint  entertainment- on Wednesday evening.  The affair took the form of a box social  and concert, with a dance.afterwards,  ami ,?was.held in the O'Brien hall. ,It  goes without, saying tliat the, function  was a success, there beluga large turnout. Great, credit is; flue to the energetic committee who had,the arrangements in hand. It comprised ,'AVm?  Fiiull, T. A. Tidy, C. A. Ingram, XV. T.  Jago, P. Wiirain, XV. C. Powell, A. J.  Fraser, X'.' XV. Ford, E. Clayton and  Mr. Robertson.  NEW WESTMINSTER.  PHONE  I220A.  ���.,'.-.;   : iNOTES.  11 is learned from different sources  that practically all the building work  now in hand and in contemplation will  be completed near midsummer.  The trial of James MsGregor for the  murder of Frank Rogers will take place  at New Westminster, a change of venue  having been arranged between counsel.  Never  In   the   history  of  Vancouver,  I  9   sent  us direct a beautiful   lot   of   goods���"SILVER-OKl'OSIT  WARE.    The  goods  consist principally   of '.VASES���quaint���rare���,  beautiful���Inexpensive.    Not   cheap goods but cheap prices.  jract is���they wore Intended for Inst Christmas' trade, but they  didn't get here until long too late, hence the reason we are pushing  the line. From now on there will be such n profusion of llowers that  really the vases seem to have come along most opportunely, for the  cut llowers should brighten every room in the house.  ���VASES  FROM ���..' ......... ....      $1 to $25  '9      BJL.0       H BVViVI. S J  Tbe Jeweler and���'Diamond  Merchant  COB. GRANVILLE AND HASTINGS STREETS.  Official Watch Inspector of the C. T. R.  t+++++++++9>++.++10.020. +++++0+0+*+!0+:+9>/0.+,  have painters and papcrhangers been  so busy as at present. The eight-hour  dny Is strictly observed, the wages for  which are $3.00',or 31% cents an hour.  Quite a lot of new work Is reported.  A dnlly paper says: "There Is talk of  habeas corpus proceedings 10 set Jones  free on the grounds of wrongful -committment; Jones has secured money, It  Is believed, from the headquarters of  lhe Ilurglnrs' union. W. .1. Howser Is  acting for the prisoner."  \V. II, (flrussle, the Ciimblu street Jeweler, has a iiiagnlllcent chunk of virgin  gold lu his window, taken out of Spruce  creek, Atlln. It Is the second largest  nugget ever taken out of Atlln, and belongs lo Thos. Stewart, the C. 1*. R.  bridge Inspector. The nugget Is valued  nt JCIG. .  A. scheme is now on fool ln Vancouvor and Victoria to organize nil manufacturing industries under flue guild,  every Individual industry and manufacturing flnn to'be under heavy bonds  lo live up to their agreement, to have  one executive, whose duty it would be  to save Industrial anil manufacturing  development from being retarded by  the improper demands of amalgamated  labor organizations.  Carpenter and Joiner  516-5(8 Seymour St.  Between Pender and Dunsmuir Sts.  All kinds of work in this line prompt-,  ly attended 'to. -....?-.: '''':'  of hurrying about Uuylng Life Insurance so many men think nnd say. At  lmisl  two  strong   reasons   nio: Clood   health la uncertain;   Increased cost   ie  . certain.. Wliut's  the use of watting might botter bo saldl /..  UNION MUTUAL   POLICIES  nuiy bo depended upon io protect throughout  tha varying experiences     ol  liuiiiiiii  life,  to faithfully guard the  interests    ol  tho     Insured,  and   to be  promptly cashed when they becoino payable    Values ami privileges abound  and   aro   conveniently   available.   Detailed facts gladly; furnished.  After tliree yeara the Union Mutunl Policies do not "become void by failure  to pay premiums,., the Main Non-1'uneituro \b.w without action of tho  Policy-holder,  continuing the Insurance for a Specified length of tlino.  -Union Mutual Life InsuranceCo  ?PORTLAND. MAINE. V    Incorporated 1848.  Call or write for particulars and plans '":������������.  Head Office?: 419 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C.:  .':   J- E. EVANS, Provincial Manager. ��  COLIN  CAMERON, Special Agent.  + + + + + ++ +0+000 + +++ + + + + + + ++ + + +4^ + +++^   i  Commercial  CORNKR HASTINGS AND CAMBIE  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  New,, modern and strictly: - first-class:  good sample rooms; [reo . 'bits. .: Week  days���Breakfast 7 to 10 a. ni., lunch  12 m. to 2 p. m., dinner, 6 to 8 p; ni.  Sundays���Brenkfast 7,30 to 10:30? ?,a.  m., lunch 12:80 to 2 p. m., dinner, 6:30  to 7:30 p. ro. Ratos $2 : and upwards  par day. HAYWOOD & V^PRESCOTT,  Proprietors.? :        ?'; '  Meeting.  F. O. E.���VAKCOUVER ABRIB, No. 9,  meets cWedn~esday evenings; visiting  brethren welcome.    Bert Parsons, W.  P.: 3. G. TJre," W. 3.,VArcade.  Tbe  House  310-312  ABllOTT  STREET,   VANCOU-  ..-':���" X; '.. ���; ver. n.:-C;���;������-'���'.:���  Restaurant: and Bar. Ilrenkfast 6 to  10, merchants' lunch? 11" to. 2, 25c: dinner 5 to 8, 25c; lunches put. up: eastern .. and Olympian oysters; short ��� orders a specialty ��� at f all hours;:  meal tickets t-4; best 25c. meal In tho  city. .?. P.. BURTON.. Proprifitor. ,-:���- "     ,.?  The"  st*^V-'  lo  319   SEYMOUR  iSTREET,  VER.   ?  ii'f>  VANCOU-  ��� ������������ a ������������������������ ��� ��� '��� '��� ��� ��� ��� ���  ;.: On FRIDAY, "UAYflST, of Millinery and Dry Goods.  .MILLINERY,  . the latest styles from Toronto. . lly  stock is new and prices to'suit customers' In every line���not excelled in  the city. LADIES CORDIALLY  INVITED.  W. W. MERKLEY  307 WESTMINSTER AVBNUB.-  ������������������������o������*ee���������������������  e*������������������������������������������������������������  Columbia  Hotel  TS CORDOVA STREET.  Under new nianageinent. Dining  Room Unsurpassed. Everything Newly Renovated. RATES���$1 a Duy, Special Hate by the Week. Louis Adams  nnd James Guthrie, Proprietors.  PHOTOS FROM  The King Studio  "101   HASTINGS STREET.  (Next Arcade), liave an excellence that  please and are dully winning favor.  It will be lo your own "Intercut to Inspect our work and compare prices.  'PHONE 104C.  I'he declaration of Independence Is to  be seen no more by the public. Thc  characters on the document are said to  bo fading away. They are now ns obscure as some of the great and fundamental principles laid down In-the Instrument are in the minds of the successors of ...he first apostles of tolerance, freedom and liberty. The letters  have evaporated. Those that are left,  like the aforesaid piinciples, are 16 be  boxed up and hidden from tlie light.-of'  day and the eyes of men.���Ex.?  - 'Having the only up-to-date- grill room  fn British Columbia, f which In itself Is? a"  guarantee' of? n first-class hotel: and restaurant. Business Men's LUNCH, from  12 m. to '2:30 p:. mi, only  25? cents.  ...'  THERE IS  of Fire or IhjurvV  Health when you use  '^.ixiyi'-iiiiXXiX  ?The price is ?now?^  such ;that? almost ev-f  erybodyvcan afford it/V;  Once used,; always  used: Apply at-'' Of- V  fiee of 'a.;;{.: ??���??;?:'HiXX l-[  CORNER   CORDOVA fAND   UARIlALi;  ':���. STREETS,   VANCOUVER.     ,'���  Malies a specialty of Dewar's:: nper.ial,  liqueur, also Usher's black label liqueur  whiskey. _���> Large stock of imported? and  domestic cigars. Finest billiard and  pool tabloa. R.     B. ??MULLIGAN &  CO.,  Proprietors. -  | :   GEO HAY   : |  ���      Vnncouvor's    Pioneer  , Clothus *,   ^k  Ruiiovator,'mtikt's 11 suit new.    /���  ? Dyeing and Repairing. T  >^ 216 Cambie iftvVancouver.'        ^  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  ". Streets.'?.-:  aaaaaoooocoocaeoocaouoaot  g V :ttEUC��OL&vWINEv  f.MADE EXCLI'SIVELY KKOSI B.C-i"��UIT.  _��� FRESH CUTFI.OWKRS.   IINION-MADK,  g   ���.���..:.-.;:;?���,    DOMESTIC, CIGARS.5 :y  fi:       When making a trip nronnd the  5 . '.'.?��� "Park cnll on .���"���:..���  *   W    It   .Innot Brockton Point  g   IT. If. tlOnes      Ughthoute  So oaoooooostoooooooaaoooei  CANADIAN  XX  7m?'?P'Mc?i>,p|;c'  Pacific Bottling  Works  Importers and Bottlers  GOEE AVE. 'PHONE 783.  SOLE AGKNTJ3, A:   ���  ONE  WoHd's  Scenic  Kpate  LOWEST RATES. BEST SERVICE  Transcontinental Passenger Train  lea ven dally at 14 o'clock.  Seattle and Whatcom Express leaves  dnlly , at 8;80 o'clock.  STEAMSHIPS TO  JAPAN   AND  CHI-  NA.  lilmpresH of China  .'Impress of India .  ...May 4  ..May 25  TO  HONOLULU,   FIJI ISLANDS  AND  AUSTRALIA.  Mlowera  Aorangl .  Moana ..  ...May 1  ..May 29  ���vJune 26  And every four weeks thereafter.  For full particulars aa to time, rates,  etc., apply to A-v.  B. J.CO^LB, JAS. SOLATBR,  A. G. P. A. Ticket Asent,   '���:''���'���  Vancouver, B. C.   123 Hastings St.  '��� Vftaoouver,'B.C,1. ���-j. ���,-, pMMKr-yMjm t; ,  SATURDAY..  .MAY 2,  1903  THE INi>KI*KXI>KXT.  ^{���>K*>H*7i*>;K*>K<>��i*;l^r:^i*  7 'A&  I  .9  :;tt  .9  Thop  Successor .to Avenue Crockery .Company.  ace to got values,in  -^>  CROCKERY, GLASSWARE,  ENAMELED IRON AND TINWARE.     rf'  A full stock of Paiiiis going at cosl.  Telephone 931. 438 Westminster Avenue.  Ht<��}if��-K-&x<>*K^K*;K��>>!t*tfit**M{*H^^^  By. Our Own Corrcsjiondcnl.  A free, lubor. bureiHi Is established at  Jones'- elgur .store, ]0.i Douiilus street.  Workinsmon,  uml .particularly   union  . workingmen. when ylsltliiB.' Victoria,  would do well to mnke n cal.l.   Full In-  .formation will be given.to tliose seelc-  ��� ins employment. [  ���AnVngent    of  a? foreign  ���; Insurance  V Company doing business in Victoria has  f: struck upon aflinlnue plan for,writing  .policies: As clients lie seeks unemployed  V. men, guarantees thenvjobs on the Princess Lotiise and other 'boats "under, tlie  : .same ,management, and    thenn w-rites  ��� them up." "Wonder who pays  the pre-  - mlum'.'   ������.        '���.. '��� .--������������'������.  The Blacksmiths' union are still out,  ��� but manyVof the: men have found, employment, ft Is rumored that a blackw  smith's shop with six anvils, run on  tlie co-operative ?pian. 'is; a, possibility  of the future.' Sufficient backing by  sympathizersV will f bridge.;over .difficulties, and when the establishment  Vis in'7 operation. trouble:between master  V and man-In the bUcltsmithlng line? will,  'cease.-?- ������ ���',"?:7:;?  ?'���'  be given, commencing nt 2 p. rn., so  that? the I'amlllcs of union men may be  able-to enjoy a pleasant afternoon at  tills very popular resort, and the union  men will be able.-1o attend In the evening. The? sale of tickets.up to date has  been highly satisfactory, and a successful benellt Is assured.  ���.''.' '���".'��� The B. C. S; Sf isstlll |n the ring, but  ?���" : not at all? disfigured.' They are attend-  'i -Ing to? business lii,a- masterful manner,  'Vand: are determined to stand by to a  '"'.'Jliilsh.;.':'?They :hold? .regular^ meetings  A?daily, receive?i"epoi-ts?and issue? authen-  V tic reports of thecondition ofthestrike  -s at ;;headauarters. V^a^reparntions , :nre  V^being made to establishVh restaurant,  ?/.whereftlieVmen can get good substan-  .  Vtial meals at a very low .figure.  ??'���?���  ���'������ ���' Vxoiir correspondent paid 'aWisit?^:o the  : B..C.S. S.: restaurant,? which is no\v. in  ?V iictive-opei-ation,? and.was cordially ??n-  : : tertained,V?TI'e |WS -"N iXX���mi0X  :?V:'a>id.a'nd;'prepared? to>:and.a.W.ng  Xit is ?ruiiibi-eil? that, the:?uniopist?ladies  '-. :Vcontcmpliita?J-oinbiiivdiiiS'? the ^premises  V7?With?a.llV^oi"t?of?niissels;ifrom?douglinuts  - to?ansle^e:aiteiVso?liy;;the: lime the war  ?is over. 'tlie. boys  V iai-gefpropprtions that; it will be ?neces;  ?-VsaryVfor t'he'C.fP.-:N.':company;tp'dis  V??charge,: some?o��; theiiV ballast.-:������;.���'.���'''��� .A:  V ?  We  tak<2  inucli  pieitsiire  In  drnwins  ?'..' tlie attention of tradesfuritpnistsoC Vie-;  VVtbria.ta the advent.; of?:;tlie:?Army .and  Navy,; Clothing; store in tlie advertising  ?;,columiiVo��Tlie Indepciident. ,The store  V;carries;alai"?s^;f stock ?of..union-made  V- goods, and? ;aUVtiieV?clerks; employe*  ?':therein; carry the union'Veard.??.Donf".t  ? ffoi-get^whenV makingpiirciiasesfatf the  : Army, and Navy store to lnl?orm-,th"e.  ? ?maiiagement that your patronage jsdue  tolnforniation .received-through the. lii-  borpaper, The Independent.     .    f.  '.'���'��� BENEFIT  .ENTERTAINMENT ? FOR  V-V--'V- X. 'X'AB. cV.s.-'s..?V. V,V'' "A"A '  7 The:7 managers?; of. .. die .. Orpheunv  ? , theatre on Y-at.es .sireet'Jias.agaln . ten-  ..Vderedthe theatre to the Trades and ?La-,  .' ,-boi" Council lor.r benefit entertainment  to be given on beliaif of the 13. C.'S.-S.  '��� '.Great preparations have been made for.  . -Tluirsdny,, an dspeclal  features  of. nn  amusing character will bo Introduced.  ���The theatre has recently been renovat-  J,ed and presents a very pleasing appearance.   A continuous   performance will"  / . '.'���? THE 'STRIKE FUND. ?  ��� A.- H. Bulley,. secretary-treasurer,of  ihe Victoria,dlvlsloiv British Columbia  Steamshipmen's Society, acknowledges  the donation-of $50 from the Bricklayers' and Masons' local union; $7.50 from  tlio Typographical'.union; $5 from the  Printing Pressmen's- union; $41 .from  the'Carpenters' union; $32 from the Musicians' union, and $22 from the Tailors'  union.7'.; ['���������':'  OARPENTERS' fWA'GES AND THE  'PRICE OF;TrMBER?. .?. ?���  The Carpenters''? union of, Victoria  have notified" all employers ?:of. lab0?;  that on and?after May 1,' 1003, tliefscale  of wages will be ��� $3.00.'.for eighthVhburs, or  an increase of.50 cents, per diem over  present- rates? Mnny'.contractors; complain that the dem'andls,too much,-and  a? few" havedeclded .to fight it. ? Hei-e  is a case of tlie:.work!ng man asking for  a few'cents a day, and.immediately he  meets ?with opposition;?: fromVa class  wliose. very'?'existence  depends'on  his  labor.??:. ��� '���   ', ' ,��� .'. ���'���":'?'"'???.?"?--::?:.���..-'  Alocal lumber.price list went into.ef-,  feet on Jlay 1-1,"1902. ,Another went in.to.  effect on tiie,lst:Januaryi'1903.7.j;'A; comparison? shows that common fir in various sizes, has advanced $3 .and *4.5(>  per M; .dressed-fli*. lumber, ship, lap,.-,53  pci; M;?i-uslic, grade?No.,l.-fS-Ifpei-M;  rustic?5"grade Nof,2;-?4:.-ppr?;Mi rustic.  pcchilVNo. 1.���'$lQ;-per Mi.flooring,?$-Tper  jr-ff stopping.?'$7.50 Vi*eff;'?NI;?;J*ickets,?, S3  arid $1 per ?M; s?crnp firewpod. advanced  25' cents-;pei':.lbad..:?;���:?'?if..f ..���?:?,?���.-? A:.  .There?;?is?? lip' .reason, stated: foi-.'this  will have assuniedfsuch I outrageous i: advance, ���n?Vthe.??? prices' of  iiimber.;.?It'cannot be?:claiiriedfthat ad?-?  Vance :,inV,fwfigesVaffected: the7 lumber  hid lis try. As a [ matter, of fact .the local;  mills?are run by'Cliihamen, a few ivhite  lii'eii'being eiiiployed; f Thore is noevi-  deiiceVtlia.t contractoi's offered,any opposition to, tliehiniber.nien. >.AVliy? Because tliey knew the mill? men were organized; and "had formed . a? combination7 to increase prices.-? It is rumored  .'tliat a few?of theilarge'contractorsare  inthe ring.hnd, of course, get buiidlng  material cheaper than:the?.small��� con-f  traetor.,, This will refsult'��� in dpwiiing the  small contractorfaricl creating- a'coni-;  plcte mbn'opoly in the ? building?? trade.  The modest demand made by the car-.;  penters. pales,.?|nto Insigniflcnnce, wlien  compared with,theVoutrageous?den.iand  made by.the mill? men. But? while the.  action of the carpenters Is classified as  purely anarchistic; the lumbermen's  proposition, is deemecVn���successful business measure. The result of the.coming  contest will be watched with keen !n:  terest,'parlicularly by organized labor.  The Amalgamated Association of Carpenters and Joiners is a very powerful  organiziitlon, with a great deal of spare  stinate  questionings"  of  the  times  to  the hot biood of those that are immediately  concerned.    It  is  known  that  human passion Is everywhere and always    the" same���unsafe, ? dangerous  thing,  and  that    is    why    arbitration  should be resorted to.   But the methods  of ^arbitration as now In operation are  useless,   absolutely  useless.    We  hnve  absolute  proof   thnt   compulsory  arbitration Is n  failure.,   Not long ago an  arbitration  board lii Australia decided  In  favor or'the cabinet-makers recoiv-  livrn. modest Increase In wages.    Asa  result  the operators closed down  their  works  and 'Imported 'I'tirnlture.    Were  voluntary arbitration liiptitutod In ihis  cn��c,tiie  result would  have' been  tlie  snine.    Capita lists have no eoiisc'oiK'o,  they, f-piirii .-ill laws nnd Ignore all decisions when averse,to theli' interests.  Blspiites  between   ceplu",'    and- lnbor  iiouid be submitted to the right thinking niul justice-loving peonlo.   It Is sold  that the voice of the people is the,voice  of Clod,  yet  this is more or less onen  :o the charge  of fallibility;  but  tliere  is a serm of eternal truth In the ancient  proverb, and it. is as true: t'o-day.Vas It  was  from  the beginning,- that''"Where  there is no council the peonle fail: but  lns'.i multitude?,of councillors  there .Is  safety."   Therefore? infease of dispute  between cntiltal.npd labor, whon the Interests, of the public.are Involved.'and  indeed the. interests of: the public are  always  involved? in   every? strike,,.the  mibiic should be the board of arbitration^ ;and   the  decision   of  the  people  should'be final.   By such procedure labor and capital will work out their own  salvation.   We are aware    that great  combinations, both of capital and labor,  are -proving their value and, will .continue,  but public  opinion    and' public  opinion alone must determine the'rights  and .duties: of capital and   labor,  and  wlien? public opinion    reaches  such a  'fleflnite form- the; contest will cease by  the voluntary action of the contestants.  plundered the case?would not be so  bad, but.we have.been unmercifully  sand-bagged asweli. Is It the part of  patriotism and good citizenship to vote  to continue a delegate system that has  prostituted, its services in the Interest  of predatory wealth until the very  earth seems to groan with the Injustice?  ���Could evidence ��� be more convincing  that the fault lies with our political  delegate system? If our political system Is at fault why not substitute a  system thnt may possibly be better, but  cannot be worse? if the groat body of  the people' are yet honest nnd sincerely  desire great iind, eflicient laws���laws  that will rest upon all alike���why...not  vote to give the poor, overworked politician n long vnciitlon and let the people  try; their powers: nt law making? The  monoy powei' will solidly oppose such a  change, and every day the present system Is continued wil! make the change  more dillicult and hazardous. Working-  men, think seriously. This Issue may  Involve more of peace and happiness  or more bondage than,,ybii apprehend.  Tt Is in your power to decide whether we  shall continue the politicians, or adopt  "the rule of the peopie." In the quiet  bf your ho'"e. in the presence of those  ypu love best, decide .the.ftissue. In  after year", may their gratitude be the  evidence ;'mt your decision- was unselfish,-just and patriotic.  J   -:���:��� ���'���;:'.1IAXI'NE.;-.;.  Victoria, - B. C., April 30, 1303. V'  ..?���'   Our Victoria "Advertisers.  The advertising,pages of The Independent will reveal to trades unionists  in Victoria, the tradesmen .who are in.practical' touch with them, aud they  will naturally govern themselves accordingly in making purchases.  THE QUEEN'S HOTEL  J.  M.  HUGHES, PROPRIETOR,  Corner of Johnson  and  Store Streets,  Centrally located    and    all conveniences.   Terms SI per day and upwards.  Free lids. ,,     Telephone.  m  I!  Hill  f ALL UNION MINERS f  * SHOULD WEAR THE ?  ��� -  9  9  9  ��� Special "Miners" Over-���  ��� alls, Jumpers and     "~  ��� Smocks.  -. ���  .0  ��  e  ��� -  .9  m  .9  9  f,��  9  9  9  9  ���   A  made of fullwelght denim, double "J  stitched and riveted, high waist- ft  ed, roomy seated, Iron wear.  Made by  ���-THE-  |1  (LIMITED.)  The  oldest Union  Overall Fac-  ftorylri? the West  HAW'S BLOCK, WINNIPEG,  MAN.  ���  .���������������������������������������������0��9  rash on hnndnr'or7irrc?iden"tal_i'tii"P"osesr  They are, also possessed of some very  peculiar Ideas and the' drift of these  Ideas,are In the direction of Industrial  co-operntlon. They do not believe in  strikes nnd lock-outs as a means of accomplishing anything of real value for  themselves, :T/liey do, however, believe  Hint when It Is ��� found Impossible for  master und man to ngreo, that, the only  solution to the difficulty Is to go Into  bpslne'ss I'or themselves. The path of  the' carpenter Is not nlwnys strewn  with roses. He Is oxccedliiKly lucky If  ho enn secure six or seven months'  work In the yonr. Besides he has to  carry a loud of lools with hlni lo lils  work.- If'he clears $500 iv yonr he I."  fortunate. He Is certainly entitled to  the small ndvance In wages he nsks for,  and7 It Is to bo sincerely hoped he gets  It without friction.  '.' PIIBIflC SHOUIfD ARBITRATE.  It Is only from reason that reasonable  results can llow, nnd until the differences between .angry, employers and  angry employees aro submitted, to the  calm, cool, collected judgment of the  public; there w-ill:ever.bc peace. If we  want revolution;   and ��� destruction! ��� all  A   ;l BUSINESS, ADVANTAGE?.;;   V;?,:  Tn'tli^E'liiT of.THP'TsnErENnENT:   . ;,,  "X sir,���When', people tell tlie truth, they  are.generally-disliked.,'. Prom? Socratss  to? the. latest of his modern philosopnlc  imitators fthe ,/bbwl:;bt7 death??;, dealing,  iiemlbcli has always beenfrriixed bythe  world Vand ? held7-liy: the lips'of ?.thbse  yhodare"Vto':'say.'uncomfortably plain  thlngs.?.:-"Tru.th does not depend,upon;  majorities and only, asks an impartial^  respectfulVhearing." ?t am ?awaretthiit  whh7nianyVwhose,;station;Infiife .Is attended with innumerable.comforts', 'con-?  servfitlsin hasfin.factfbecorii'e-afsecond  nature.?Vwith' tliem: eb''riest:appeal;?is  fanatieism'.and, vehenieht?protest, an-  archyf? ;But fwill the 'working? men, now;  living:?closeV to Vthe 'edge: of ...hopeless  noverty?and7piiseryV;,be7wisefln';nccept-  ing counsel ffrom ?this sfource?; ,M>* cpri-  lention IsVwlth the present; systetiy ,witli  nreseiitcbiiditions.-; Ts it ?neces!!firyvto  orove tliaft?present conditionsarc breeding? a race of,hiiman 'blood f svrj-iers?  Are not ihe'?,evideii'ces. on every h/md?  Thinlc.of holding, thousands of dependent women nncfl. children In hunger nnd  .Wietclievlness? simply to retain, a bu'si-  iie��s advantage! ? Has nny, other -age  ���civilized or Ijarbnrbus���permitted Iuit  mail "misery to be made, a,'matter, of  wholesale barter? as at? present? ..For  pfbfltfwe are tui'iiing our factories? into  charncl houses; for. profit .wc,rate child  and. animal labor the saine.. and mules  aiulmen of equal value. Selfishness,is  theVi"ootVsln?bf,the.age.-Present conditions foster its growth. ? Generous.ini-  pulses.are stifled.?: Those w*lio are?true  arid noble ftii-e so in, defiance of their  envirbnnient?V:?When av.poor: man is  treated:as a criminal;by society simply  because lie is poor.:ls It surprising that  greed and avarice are- the master In-  ccntives.of the day. In -recent yc'ars.lri-  divldual selfishness has acquired nri'ln-  tPiisllled form, and under the operation  of organized selfishness almost every  pIifse^f=fWralilir^nd~bppression���is  possible. Organized selfishness Is deadening the public conscience to the appeals of humanity, and fostering the  principles of despotism. But if there Is  one thing In'all the world barren of  hoivor, soul, feeling or conscience. It Is  the money power, the result of selfishness. No crime is too heinous Io serve  Its purpose. Tt mnkes long prayers and  short wages; prefers prosperity lights  lo human rights, and hns nothing to  arbitrate. With an Insatiable appetite  It giinwH at the mnrrow hone of privilege," Tl? Is crowding our prisons, brothels, nnd Insnne nsylums and has rung  In nn nlnrmlng era of divorce, drunkenness and suicide. Tl gloats over the  dcllcnte flesh of women nnd children,  and lis vampire of debt stalks across  the threshold of more than two-thirds  of our homes. All Oils is the result of  the Inefficiency of our representative  system. Our public servants have given  millions away In franchises, and we are  still without any, means of raising public revenues except taxation. But this  is? not the worst.. Onr. contributions to  corporations have helped to create7and  foster? the? blood f sucking ...aggregation  which,is to-day preying-,upon?the lives  "'.-.."���   CIVIC COMMITTEES.  (Finance���Aid: ?3Vrc'Queen, (chairman),  Grant, McGuigan, Brown, Wood. Meels  every Thursday at 4 p.? m.  Fire and Police���'Aid. Brown (chairman), Grant, McQueen/Wilson, Morton? Meets second and fourth Tuesday,  at 4 p. m. ;?  'Board of Health���Aid. .McGuigan  (chairman). Grant, McQueen. Macpherson? Morton. Meets first; and third  Wednesday'at 4,p..'rn.' ;?',??  VWater and . Market���Aid? ?V Wood  (chairman), Bethune,-; Cook, Wiison,  Mafcplierson. .Meets second and fourth  Wednesday; tit 4 p. m. .?,'  117 GOVERNMENT STREET.'  '���Men's and Hoy's Clothing, Boots and  Shoes.0 t'lilon Store.   Union Clerks.  ,;;?.-' I.owest-prlced   outfitters   in   the  City of Victoria.   Give, us a call.  Empire Cigar Store  Free Reading Koom  and Head-  ���  tiunrters  of  the  Laborers'  Proteclivc  L'nion.  l().i fto'igliu- Strwi, Oii]"i.-i;o Labor Hull  ..������������   victokia.j;. c.  I!!0 Old Curiosity Shop  Pierce O'Connor, Proprietor.  IIS Yates Street, Victoria, B. C.  'AM kinds   of   furniture/', bought and  sold.   Anything you ���desire and do not  see jilense ask for It.  Vancouver iJnion'Pare*  THE'    VANCOUVEK     TRADES     AND   TEAM    DRIVERS'      lN'TERNATlONAXi  Labor Council meets first ��� and : third  Thursday in each ? month, at 7.30 p.m.  President, W. J. Lamrick; vice-presSdent.  Geo. Dobbin; secretary, F. J. Russell; financial? secretary,' J. L. Lilley; treasurer,  A. N. Harrington; sDi'geant-at-ai-nis.jJ. C.  Kerr; statistician, J. II. Perkins; trustees, Messrs; Pound, Cross and Thompson; executive committee, Messrs. George  aiid Gothard.  ,.  JOURNEYMEN BAKERS' AND CON-  FECTIONfBRS' International Union ot  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, 2160 Westminster Avenue.  UNION,  No?  409���Jleets . Ist   and   3rd  Wednesday in.each month in Union Hall.  President, J; C." Keir; vice-president,  S.,  Cawkcr;' sec.'-trens., 1). Melver; reel "sec.V.'  B.  Bridge;  correspondent,    F.    Topham;  warden, A. E. Soaper; conductor, J. Lit-'  tie;  trustees,  C.  B.  Higglnson, R.  Haywood and A. Boblhson; delegates to T, &  L. Counoil, J. J. Harrison,. A. E.f Soaper,  Geo. Dunlop, J. C.  Kerr;and C. B. His-;  ginson. ,.���?���'������   . ,    ., "7? '���"'-;,''? '-:��� ??"'���'?  Too many: nien. drift down the stream  like a llfeless.log. too indolent to think  or act.; The world wants arid needs  meii w'ho will breast the waves, conquer  the current and? plant- their feet? firmly  on the rock.���Ex.' , -  CONVENTION DATES.  that wb'have to doisto leavethe.-'ob-  of the people.   Had:\ve   simply   been  May 4.���'���WhooliiiR. W. Vn?'. Natloinil Brotherhood of Operative Potters.   ,,.,;,.���,'  .May .|.:f- l'liwiuckcl; R.I. Amiilinmiiteii i.ace  Cin-tainOperativcs of Amcrifii.' v  '���:-���.    i    ���;   ������',:-���,,:,,.,. ;   . '..'-   .    :     A-   '.' First wi'ck in Mny. - "Cew .York: City. Cnilcd  HaMersnl- Xortll Aliicrlcti.':.,;;;,,   f; * ;.,  ���.May,;",,-- Anderson? Ind. Tin Plate, Workers*  Proteclivc Association oi America. ; ?:,,  - Hay 11. f Philadelphia,- I'a.: iloteliiiid: llestuu-  raut >lnipldve.s':'Interiintional' Alliance, and  Bartenders' Interiiiiiioual leagno bi'Anicri'eii.  ���? .May-!!).? liiiliaiiiipolis, Intl.'American.'Federal?  tion of Musicians;-' ;���������  1. June.' -i. ? Olovelftiiil,-:. Ohio.; ' Ihternatioiial  Ifiitlh'...' Garnient,Workers' I'uion.  : June' K? ' Coliiiiibiis, ?01iio; ;Cliainniiikers'  National Unioii of I lie United States ot, America.  /-June 1. Louisville, Kv. National Association  of Steam and Hot Water lvitters.;, -y ���?.  June S. ' I'hiliulblphta, ? I'ii. ���:���'. International  Ccramin,'Mosaic and Knciiiistic Tile f.aycrs and  Helpers'.Union. - ������ .'���:;-.;  -June 15. Minneapolis, Minn. Internalion'ul  Union of Flour ami Cereal Jtill ISinployes.'   :: ?:  Jiine 13. Cincinnati, Ohio. International  Printing Pressmen's. Union.'...;,������' ���.;���'.��� ?  June 17. Pbilnilelpliiii, , Pii. International  Slecl und Copper Plato Printers' Union of North  America.. ;'        ,::';..';,-:  Julv A 'Lynn. Mass. AmalgRiiiittcd-Leather  Workers' .Union of America;   .;���  July 13. Cincinnati, Ohio, Glass Bottle  Blowers' Association of ihe : United States and  Canada. V-    ;  July 11. Indianapolis, Ind. Stove -Mounters'  International Union.   :       .' '.  : July1 IS. Brooklyn, X. V. AmericanL;Wirc  Weiivors'. Protective Association.    .;,  -���July' 21. Philadelphiii,; Vn. International  Association of Marble Workers.        ,.:.;'. ���  August 101 Iiidiaiiaiiolis, Ind. United ''Gar-"  incut Workers pf America.   ,:     ? X:  August 10. Washington, D. C. International  Sterebtypers uud Elcctrotypor's Unioii of North  America. ,' .   . ?  ? August. 10. Washington I*. C. International  Typographical Uniou.   -.  August 17. Birmingham, Ala. United Association of Plumbers. Gas Fitters, Steam Fittors  mid Steam Filters* Helpers.' . ,  SHIRT WAIST AjND LAUNDRY  WORKERS' .UNION, No. 105,-Meets  every 2nd and 4th Thursday In each  month in Union Hall. President, B. N.  Hogp; corresponding secretary, Wallace  Sharp, 1119 Richards St.; financial secretary, Mr. Lee; treasurer, F. Youns;:delegates to Trades . and Labor Council;  Messrs. I-Iargie, Coltart, Lee and Hogg.  WAITERS AND WAITRESSES'UNION  Local,No. 28. President, Charles Over;  vice-president, A. N. Herrington; secre;  tnry-treasurer,; J. fH.' Perkins; recording  secretary, Miss A. Scuitto;, Press agent,  W.: Eliender. ,'Meeting, every second Friday evening at 8.HO o'clock in Union  Hall, corner. Homer and Dunsiuulr streets  JOURNEYMEN' TAILORS' UNION OF  , America No.. ITS. ��� Meets. 1st and 3rd  Monday's.In room No: 1. Union Hall. President,! C.IiWhalcn;.: vice-president, J.  T.f: Mortimer; .recording secretary,: F.  Williams, 1814 7th avenue,: west; secretary-treasurer, J.. Savage; sergeant-at-arms,  H; Brazeau;? delegates to Trades & Labor Council, F." Williams and J. T. Mor-  timer.??-',       . .. ',;���-.       '',.���.;   ':.,?'  TEXADA MINERS' UNION. No. 113. TV  "P. M., meets every Saturday at 7.30 p,  tn. in Forester's Hall, Van Anda. President, John D. Fraser;-vice-president, J.  XX'.: Austin; 'secretary,.; .Alfred .: Raper;  treasurer, A. G. Deightoh; conductor,  Wm.'. A;. McKay; warden, Henry Patter-?  son.,',..',; ,':��� v..:  :.-"'���������'-���' :���::'.���.���:':- . '-.���:.'  BROTH13RHOOD OF PAINTERS AND  DECORATORS, Local .-Union No. 1S8.  Meets 2nd arid 4th Thursday in -Labor  Hall. President, E.f Holland; '..viee-presl-'.-  dent, W. Halliday; recording secretary,  E. Crush, 7U7 Eighth.avenue, west; financial '.- secretary,?: A. Gothard, 822 Howe  street; treasurer, H.? MeSorley. ? ���'.-,.  INTERNATIONAL ORDEiR OF BLACK-,  SMITHS,  Vancouver Union.   No.   161.��� f  Meets the first and third Monday in each  month at S p.?m., in,Union hall, Homer  Btreet.  President, A. A. ? Bigg, vi<��-pres-,  ident, G. ,W. Smart; financial secretary,,  Chas. McAllister; recording secretary, D.  Robinson; box 37, Vancouver, -B. C; deler  gates to the Trades and  Labor council,  William Latham, <D. Robinson, H. How- i  ard.'..-'?- ;'     .''���'.. '. '������".. ,;."- '"���?���?"..'���  A-A\  BUILDERS'  : LABORER'S'     FEDERAL, ���?  UNION,,.No. 32,' Vancouver.���Meets ev-.  cry other Tuesday evening, at S; o'clock, ''yi-  in the large room, Union Hall. I*resident,: .  J.. Sully; vlcerpresident,.W.'Lyons; secre-'??;-?  tary, H.f Sellers, Western Hotel; treasurer,- ?:  'J.-'Cosgrove;' warden, H. Chafpman; con-:,  ductor, J. Gunderson; delegates to-Trades ,..  & Labor Council, X? Sully, G. Payne, J...:.  Cosgrove and H.- Sellers; delegates V*0? ??  Building,Trades Council,; X; Sully and J.:?  Cosgrove! ,"?���.     ',?. -.?'.,'.���'' ���.: ���'.. .?'.���', .:?������??  CIGAR'lIAKlSRS';??::UNION.fNO. .:C3J7.'-  ; Meets; the firstfTuesday; in each month  in Union Hall.-;President, G..-Thomas, Jr.;  vice-president, X Crow, secretary, J. C.  Peuser, c]o Mainland : Cigar Factory;  treasurer, S.?' W, Johnson; .sergeant-at-  amis,- D.: MbiTlsey;'; delegates to \Tradea  and,,Labor.- Couhcll;- J.- Crow,, G  and 0.- Mattison..::  VANCOUVER . TYPOGRAPHICAL, UN-?: ?f  ?-" ION,:NO.'22C,?meetsftlie.4th Moridayfin ���  each month at Union Hall.. President,?,.?  XVil X MacKity; vice-president. S. J. Goth- ,?;  ard; secrotary? W. H,'-Hu.nt,fP. O. Box?66;?-??  treasurer,?; John Watkins; f sergeant-at-;���:���. ,  arms,' James: Webster; executive committee, Ralph :,Wilson,?A?; XVi . Finbow, f N. ; ?  Cleland and P. 'Kellas; .delegates to,-;';  Trades, ami Labor Council. Ro'bert Todd,,':,  George 'Bartley.;Geor.:Wilby?7?-:;v,.   -,-???'-?;  J'OUKNETMEN? BARBERS' ?-INTER-  :���'.'��� NATIONAL: Union,;?No.'?, 120--?E,resi-  dent.E. Harpur; vice-president,? J. Gil-  man; correspon'ding-finahcial secretary,  X A. Stewart, .44?, Hastings St. E.; recorder, W. Ii. . Aylesworth; treasurer,  G. Bower; guide, W. Bushman; guardian,, O. E. Jacques; delegates, to T. &L.  Council,:E. Harpur arid J....'A.: Dlbden.  Meets flrst and third "Wednesdays of  each month In Union HalL  ; ??   ?  STREET RAILWAY., MEN'S UNION;���"  y-Meets, second rand'-> fourth ;? Wednesday?::'  of each.month'in''Sutherland. Hall, cor-'-,  ner? Weistmlnster.vAvehiie-and'Hastlngs::  Street, at ?S p.m.. ? President, James- Mc--,  Giiigan; ?. viee-presldentif ;A. G.,,:Elliott; ?  Thoinas' secretary, A? G.'Perry, 33 Seventh ���'Avenue;;-,  treasurer, :WV? H? fVahdcrwarker;.coiiduc- -  tor,H. ?Howes; .warden; ?G. Martin; sen-;  Unel. D..:,Smith; delegates.?!!} Trades'andf  Labor, Council, B.?Marshall,; F. C.'O'Brlen,,  Geo.,Xenfestyjf.A. J..?Wilson.and .James-  McGuigan.Ay: A yy: y:v:'-y '''-:���.'yi'A J iyfy.  August���.New   York   City.    United, Gold  Heaters' National Protective Union of America.  September 7.   St. Louis, . Mo.  llrolhcrliood of Blacksmiths. -  September 10.       Springfield,  Knite Grinders' National Union.  September 11.   Niagara Falls, N.   Y.   Team  Drivers' International Union.  International  Mass!   Table  RACING   DATES. ���  Following a ru tlm dates set by the  North I'ucillo Fair Association for tlm  liorsu ruccH for 100i-i:  Sl'lllSII .MIlCTlNOS,  Victoria, 11. C May 22 to IKl  Viincoiivcr. II. C Mny 23 to 2.1  Seattle, Wash, , ;,..Jiinu (i to July A  Vancouver, II. 0 ,'..'.'..';..July 1 to '2  Grand Fork, 111 0 Inly I toll  Spokane, \\'n<h.. ; Inly -I to fi  Krvrell, Wash  , ...July 2 to -I  Whatcom, Wash July 2 to I  1MI.1, MKIITINOS.  Seattle, Wash   UNITED BROTHBRHOOfD' OF CARPENTERS arid Joiners���Meets every  second and.fourth Wednesday in Union,  hall, room 2. President, A; E. Coffin;  vice-president, L/C. DeWolf; recording  secretary, Geo. Dobbin,? 533 Haniilton  St.;..financial ?secretary, ?; J. McLeod;  treasurer, G. Adams; conductor, H.  Howes; warden? J.?P.?Gray; delegates  to T. & I.. Council, Geo.? Dobbin, Geo?  Adams, A. E. Coffin, L.C..DeWolf arid  S. ? O'Brien; delegates to the Building  Trades Council, H. Howes arid J. Mc-  I*biJ.: "������"-.���'���.' '���':':?  THE: P.ETATL fOLfEKKS' ��� INTBRNA-/? ���  '. TIONAlL PROTECT1VJ3 ASSOCIATION ?V? ?  irieets- in.f.OVBrlen's.Hall, the;? first and.-? '.'���  thirdTuesdays.'of ? each .fmbnth. J. "AAy-.yy  Murray!; president; ?W. J.'?Lamriclc;;secre-.f?::.  tary,��� aiS Princess .street. '"���'.":,  ;"���;>.?.,���;-���'. ???f?::,  INTERNATIONAL -BROTHERHXXXD OF,  Electrical Workers. Vancouver Local,-,,  No. 213���Meets second audi fourth Wednes- : -  day in each month in O'Brien's Hall. President, ..A.: McDonald; .vice-president,' 3.-A-  Dnbberley; recording, secretary, 8. W. ,:  Huston; financial secretary, H. V. Eaa-���:?:���  kin.,:,; ,::-.���.-.:��� A ���.;, ,,"���-.;:,.,;... ik.y-yii.i:.y:''A,  INTERNATIONAL; ASSOCIATIONiy  of Machinists.���Beaver Lodge, No. t-  182.���Meets second and fourth? Mon-?;  day(in eachfmonth in ? Union ? hall. ; ?  President,'Geo. P.v: Downey; 'past ?'V  president^ J;? R.? Edwards; vice.pres-'"-:;���  ident,?H. J. Littler; recording, secre-,;,:  tary, J. H. McVety;;financial secre- 7  tary, J.? Anderson. ?.??. .-., Xyy-i  --.|WI  ':f;.:j E  ,'t:il  m  ���?i?l  'i'l  ���?!?l  '.':;i tl  Vl!l  EVERY KIND OF  \ Job Printing Done j  Wliiuooin, Wash.  .  Kvorelt, Wash...........  Salem,Ore   Portland, Ore...........  North Yakima, Wash...  Spokane, Wash:.,....;.,  liolse, Idaho .,. ..'.;.  Walla Walla, Wash ....  Lowlslon, rdalio,.....;.  The Dalles, Oro.;..,...  La Grande, Ore.........  NewAVostiniiistor, B; C.  Vancouver, B.Vc........?  Victoria, B.C....-.;..?..   ; \llg.  1   tO 20   Aug. 31 to Scpl. 5  ...........Sept. 1 to 12   ...Sei't. 14 to 10   Scia 21 to. 26  ......Sept.28 to Oct. 2   ...Oct. 6 to 13   Oct. 12 to 17   Oct. 19 to 21   ......Oct. 20 to 31  ;..?..Scpt. 2S to Oct. S   del. 5 to 10  ?.'.....Sopt.20toOct.2  ..Sept. 7 and Oct. 3i'o.B  .....??;';;..Oct? 0 to 10  SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.  Independent  Printing  Co'y  BASEMENT, FIACK BLOCK, VANCOUVER.  ���'-  ��� -  0  -���-���  ��� eMtt>��9(*itii��rit(ti<t����ttii<i 0 o ��� ��� ���<����������� e ���  Remember Your^^^ TJ1K-INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY.. MAY  1903  ���m  ARE YOU GOING FISHING?!     WORK IND WAGES.  ���  ���   i .    ROJ)S,    REELS,     LINES,    CASTS, i    Telciihone girls.  S2  In  number,  have  KL1ES.BROGUKS. TRACES. MIN-jors.ini7.ea -< union tit Spokane.  NOWSi Sl'OONS. BASKETS AN I)  FLY..BOOKS.      '  W'v can supply any fishing gear  required, niul will lie glad to liave  your business.  52? Hasting* Street.  DRIFTWOOD.  The judsre novel- sits ,m the Jury,  he frequently does on the attnrm'y.  hut  Novelists who wish to use lliis- cun  procure-nil rights by addressing ine? af  The  independent olllce.  THioii some people cnsi their, breud'  upon the waters they expect it to return spread  with butter and jam.  . If men could be soft-hearted and at  the same time hard-headed, the world  would get 'along much more smoothly.  O, for a home In some sweet  Where lilies always blow.  .Where poets might digest their  And never think of.dough?"  lime   -���  rhymi  Quite Shocking.  There was an composer mimed Dvorak.  .Whose music will be no morale:..,  An   Indian  wild,  Or an ex-slave .'mild.  Than a lion liis own rora.k.  A ? Vancouver man came home last  Sunday who hadn't seen Ills, wti's In  several months, and us he opened the  door, his;, heart' lien ting high, his Wife  greeted lilm with, "Leave that umbrella on the ''porch. Don't you dare brlns.  tliat wet thing in the house, anfi 7��pon  my new carpet."  ?  Patent medicine ? men are always on  ? the lookout for some novel idea which  will impress the medicine-taking crank  with the virtue of their preparations.  One of these fellows advertises that his  digestion aider is a sure preventive of  appendicitis. As not one person In ten  thousand probably ever had or ever  will have this dreaded malady it will'be  hard to iprove that this ''doctor's-; pre-  .ventive is not; a success, but what's  the.difference if it sells?  ?"���  'A  new volume ' of' reminiscence-" by  7 Dean Hole .quotes the following- extraordinary prayer ,as offered ,by a loyal  ������' but injudicious English clergyman in  behalf of'Queen. Adelaide, the wife, of  William J7\r.: "0 Lord, save they servant, : our '-"sovereign   lady,   lhe   nueeiii  -'grant that as she grows an old woman  she may become a. new man; strengthen  her with this blessing that she may live  a pure virgin, bringing- forth ?sons and  daughters to tlie gloryof God. and give  her grace that she may go forth before  her people like a. he-goat on the mountains:",     ���"".' ���  In one another's eyes, and the maiden  was saved.' Now, how on earth could  the maiden be saved by merely returning'the ardent gaze of her lover?"  "Why," replied the author, surprised  at the editor's obtuseuess. "didn't that  make a ipnir of stares?"  Bell"-.Made Man.  ' The self-made inuii Is usually f��� bird,  and we nil know hiin from away back.  He played marbles for keeps', when a  hoy, and cheated all his playmates out  ol" their marbles. He swapped a blade-  less knife for a four binder, sold that  for f>0 cents, bought a pound of sugar  and'made a barrel of lemonade, which  he sold on circus day for ,?S. He then  started out in business'und sold tough  meat for choice cuts and made it fortune. When he got $1,000 he organized  a stock company with $5,0i)0.0'00 capital,  mostly watered, and sold the stock at  par. When the company failed It was  found that he had sold out a long time  before.. When he died lie was a..millionaire and.left all his money here. It  is very .warm: where he is now.       V  Organized labor:?wlll-nevei- succeed In  destroying the power of the trusts  through.the medium of strikes.; Neither  can ihey do it by physical force. The  power of the trusts is in the immense  capital represented. The man wnose  very existence and the existence off his  wife.and children depend upon tne )��-  bor of his hands is.handicapped when  he grapples with millionaire organizations. In one respect and one onlv are  . ������   ��� c      '.������.--���'-  the laboring men of this country superior :o the man of 'wealth, and that  is at. the? ballot box. So long-as the  wage earner'Cannot'look''beyond a paltry, individual gain lie need not expect  to spe capable men .in oflice who will  look after? the interests of the working-  man as against, that of.the wealthy, corporations.     V3.    .?- ''��� ���:���'',  A lazy fellow, whom we are sorry to  saylives in Victoria, rigged up a bath  tub with an electrical appliance so that  he^could touch a .button arid', have? it  ??gIide?into his a-oomand up to the side  of the bed,' .where he would take his  bath, y One day a friend from a distance, paid him a; visit and he showed  him? over his mansion, and wound up  by escorting?him to his bedroom. "Let  me show you my automatic bath tub,"  he remarked. He pushed the button,  there was a scream, and the tub came  sailing into the room, with'lils wife in  it. She now takes a, daily sponge bath  from a wash bowl.  "I should accept this story of yours,"  said the able editor as he leaned 'sack  in Ills chair of plush and gold, and Ilt  Ills cigar, "if it wasn't for one paragraph, which 1 must confess I don't  quite understand. You place your heroine In the third story of a burning  building, with every avenue of escape  cutoff. She goes to the window. Then  you say, 'Jn the street below stood her  lover.   Long and ardently tliey gazed  8������������������������������������������  fJTbe Salt ��  J of Life  I  <f>  h business. We want more of  it. We'll L'et it ifan out ami out  bargain will fetch it.  How is This  A two-quart  Hot Water BoUle  Fountain Syringe  75c.  f-TIieKIcHowclUtkiiis,  Watson Co., LM. Liability |  UP-TO-DATE DRUGGISTS. ��  jm>��������������������������sB������������  =?? A 'Vancouver.--Woman;  "John," said : Mrs. Nag'.ey at. the  breakfast table.��� "the flour?''Is all. out.  and 1; want you to stop at the store on  your way down town and order another  sack." "Ail right."? replied Nagley,  with half a ''biscuit in his mouth.- "You  won't.forget It, JohnV" "No." . "I don't  know what we'd do if you should forget it, for it's ; baking day,.'aiid we.  haven't an. ounce of flour, in the house."  "JWon't forget it?". ."You irmsn't. Tell  them to send good flour." "Yes, I will.  Did you know- that���" "Hadn't you  better make a note of it? I'm so afraid  you'll forget all about II." "I'll not for--  get It 'when I go right by the: store  door." "Y'ou might, and it's as I say,  we're ;entii-ely. out." "I'll have them  send i i right up. I see by 'the'morning  paper tliat���".;' "Be sure and tell thein  t!o send their best brand, 'John;'and impress upon them that we must haveit  at once." "All right. I see that���"  "Tell them that we are entirely out ami  I'll have to buy baker's bread for dinner if they don't send it up right  away." "Oh, they will. I read this  morning that���" "Don't forget to stop  on your way down this morning, and  in��UjLut.ji=ofiUani.llsjyou^conie=liomeiat:  noon. We're entirely out, and. as I say,  I. don't want to buy bakers' bread���the  nasty stuff.���'���. "I'll, stop on ? my way  down."' "We'd be In it nice' lllx with  not a bit of Hour In the house If you  didn't stop." When fN'ngley Is pulling  on his overcoat his wife says: "'You  won't,forget the flour?" "No,,of course  not." r.\iid when he Is going out or the  front iloor, JIrs. Nagley snys: "If you  should forget to nrih-r thai Hour, .Tohn,  I--" "Hut I'll not forget." And when  lie is, half way to the cornel' the high,  shi'lll voice of Mrs, Nagley cuts the air  wllh: "Don't forget that ll-o-o-o-ii-i"."'  And Nagley. being little short of an  iingcl, does not do or say any of lhe  things the average man would do and  suy under similar maddening and galling circumstances ������'-, \  ifiiF. VHit.VON.  The L'nioii iLabor party of Stockton  has nominated a complete cily ticket.  numbers in Cleveland. Ohio, have  asked an Inci'easc from {:!.*���() to %i per  day.  There Is talk of organizing a co-operative liuildiiig company in .Santa Har-  bai'ii.  l'nioii men at Ilaywaid, in Alameda  county,'Oil., are organizing a social  chin. :    .  Spokane Labor Council bus started  the work of liuildiiig n .$?5,000 labor  temple.  .. I'iiliueis and paperhaiigers of Lincoln, 111., want an eight-hour day and  oi cents an lioiir.  ��� Master painters of Omaha, Neb., have  grained llie .'request of theii- employees  for 40 cents an hour. - .  Plumbers of Buffalo, N. Y*., have-signed a three-year agreement' which grants  them iW.SU a day. .  'siiilionn'ry engineers of San Francls-  co have adopted a new schedule calling  ior,��u for the nine-hour day.  Stationary -.engineer's at. -Baltimore,  .Uu?, will ask for an eight-hour day and  'u'minimum scale of *i a day.  Carpenters of i-lartloid, conn., navtr.  reached an agreement with the "employers whicli grants tiiein fi a day.  At tlie recent election in .Detroit, 'Andrew Carnegie's ".library proposal was  till ned down by a .'large majority.  Cleveland painters won their demand  for the eiglit-hour day, uno .iV',j cenls  an hour, after being 011124 I101..S.  Marine llremen.at' .Buii'ulo iiiive set-  ���   -..:���     ���    ������- ..... }    ���  tied differences with the LaKe'Carriers'  association and retuined to wont April  HOtli.-  Bridge, men .'and carpenters on the  Hocking.. Valley railroad in Ohio have  received an increase of 23 and 50, cents  a day. ��� 7:   ' ,, ..���'������ ?  . Engineers; and iHre'iiien?. on the Rio  Grande, AVestern aiid Denver unci, Kid.  Grande have set-tired a large, increase  in. .wages.  Low wages aiid the high cost of living in:Chicago are driving, workingmen  to seek einploynieiit in 'smaller towns of  the state. ?;���  Lathers in Cleveland, secured a? raise  of 50.'cents' without, strike. The: mini-;  mum wage Is how j:i.S0 foran. eiglit-  liijur day.  Linemen of the Rocky 'Mountain Telephone company? at .'.Butte,������'���Mont.,' are;  on strike. In sympathy with the telephone operators. 7 '  The San Francisco 'Labor, iCouucil has  issued an appeal.to the unions;of tiali-  ���fomia for aid for'-the'striking, lumber-',  men ot Fort 'Bragg. ���  ?Sti'eet car drivers of Nebraska City,  Neb., who have been receiving $30...a  month, want ?:i,i, and?siiy '.they wiil  strike if tbey don't get it.:  Liverymen?;of (Kansas Oity have recognized   the  Carriage   Drivers'   union  a ;....'        ".....-  and agreed to llieir new scale of $11 a  week and 41 "extra for funerals.'.:..,  Journeymen and master bakers In'  Sun Friiiicisco are conferring over the  abolition of the boarding system and  the reduction of the.Saturday hall-holiday.   '; :. ' ":  Carpenters in Cleveland have accepted the proposition of the contractors.  They get'3?% cents per?hour unlll, June  1, and 40 cents per hour from that date  to June'������!, 1901.   ."..   ? ������'���  Delegates from the unions of Alameda,  county were in .session at Oakland last  week, for the purpose? of adopting a  plan for the federation of all unions In  Telephone 1���2���5 for a line livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace Livery  Stables,  After May 1st stonecutters of the  United States will enforce the elghl-  Iiour day.  J. A. Davidson, corner Cambie and  Cordova Sts., is the place where you  get your hair cut in an artistic manner.  BIGS AND SADDLE ? HORSES Always on hand at Hotel North Vancouver. ?; a  rilie-cou'iity midi'i-Tonc Injad.  It is stated that railroads competing  with the Wabash will follow its example and give their trainmen an Increase In pay. Trie Illinois Central and  Alton are foremost In the move.  Teamsters In Chicago who'.struck In  sympathy with the gas workers have  been ordered to return to work or be  expelled from the union. They went on  strike without the union's consent.  The .San -Francisco IjiIioi- Council bus  Issued Warning 10 eastern 'working people of ihe conditions prevailing In the  labor market of that state. This Is done  to counteract thu work of the California Promotion committee,* wlilch In endeavoring to llodd the stale with cheap  labor.  All danger of a slrike of the San  Francisco street carmen Is now.at an  end. All differences will be submitted,  to arbitration except the. discharge of  men and this point Will be settled by  conference of the. company and-union  olllclals. ';'.  American contractors, mechanics and  business men in Hawaii are uniting  against the Chinese and Japs ,who are  overrunning the island and ..entering  every branch of trade. The territorial  overnment lias been invoked to check  the invasion. ���'.   7?  155 CBTY 810TEL  "R. ASBEOK, Proprietor.  40 Powell Stieet, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Terms $1.00 per day.  If you appreciate a good smoke call at  CALLAGHAN'S. . .  TOBACCO STOKE  1   0G2q Granville   St., Vancouver  And secure a first-class UNION MADI3  CICIAlt.  Note the number: (IK! Granville Street  Phone lO-tli.  tiie turn STUDIO  1101 Hustings St. (Next Arcade.)  We are not "cheap." Our .work Is  lli'st-class and will please, you. Cabinet Photos $4.00 dozen. Careful posing,  lighting and linlshlng.  LE PHW  fAfWLV THEATRE     ,  Tliis Theatre  is strict}'    a    UOTON  HOUSE,  7  Employing UNION ACTORS. .:  Thus,   securing    the    VERY    BEST  TALENT.   ���- :  PRICE 10 CINT&.  The  324 Carrall Street  Three doors from Hastings Street.-'  Choice  lines  of ' Confectionery,  Fruits,  Soft Drinks and Ice Creani.  Refreshment Parlor���Tea, Coffee, Light  '.Lunches.'. j���  , ������' ���  . .Q       '     -.   . .. -���.   ���-  PIP.ES, '   ���    TOBACCOS,    ??    CIGARS.  ; Prompt service.  ??;..  Open   till   midnight." 7  GEO. C  HAMfLTON.  ���We. are selling  Boots and Shoes at  Hard Time Prices  Every pair reduced.  Ladies' -First-Class  Kid and: Boxed' Calf  in'??Buttoned7., and  Laced.;,;   7?  AVe: guarantee our   shoes.   Must   be  sold _to make room for bur? new. stock.  ;v;GE();;I::JAMESf;:;;;:;  13 lltistings Street E.   7 VVancouver.  ���CLARENCE; HOTEL.  (Under new management;),  ,  7 :.'. JAS. XV. irASS'EY,-Proprietor?   '  ��� '��� Corner- Pendei".   and -Seymour  Sts,  One block? from Post Oflice.   First-class  dining'room and -.-bar;'.white- help only.  Best English ales and porter in town.  Rates, $1.00 per day. ���:"?  We, Uio undcr.-igiicel, Inintllu tlie  only UNION MAW ClG.-UiEITES  nitulc iu Cniiadn. .JC.AHNAC, V. C.  iimlT.AII.  II. CJ. MOORE.  G. W. WKICKS.  S.  I-IARCUS.  C. FORSHURG.  "CIIAS-TEOrC?^ *  ?D. M"DONALD.  Tl.' li.   RICE.  W. A.  CALLAGHA.V.  W.J. McMillan ,& Co.  Wholosale Agents lor 11. C.  Corner Ale.\iiiidei' St. iind Ciiliiinlilii Ave.  Vnili.'ouver, 11. 1.'.  P. 0.1IO.N, "Kill. l'lIONK, 170.  ���-o<j^^-  ���Euy-'niid wear union stamp shoes,  and thus protect the labor movement  against independent and hostile factions that retard the recognized trade  union. ??'. ',':  The union stamp on shoes is found  on the sole. Insole or lining of all union  made shoes.   Shoes without the stamp  are convict, .non-union'-or unfair.'  v'Patronlze the labels of all crafts.  Demand the Retail Clerks' union card  in all stores.  * ���''.'������ 9-  %     - - ' ~      ' *  Donft be Careless!  Don't start your wheel on . the   new   season's .worlc' without  a  thorough overhauling.   It will add much to your comfort and seciir-  ��� ���'.-.-��� ''  Uy and will cost you but little." We have a thoroughly up-to-date  bicycle repair department.  9]  <���>  ;'<i  t  nt  $  I  I  ���'  $  Ui  I  ^���>ii*Ht^i^K*)ii^^Hi**H**K*;K*^^lt*;K*H*��H**;K^^  , 126 Hastings St.  Stoyes, Ranges and Kitchen Furniture.  SPECIAL     ALL - STEEL   WIRE ROPK SNATCH BLOCK.  ALLAN   WHYTE  &  CO.'S  SPECIAL WIRE CORE INGOING-WIRE,  PLOUGH and CRUCIBLE STEEL WIRE ROPE in all sizes and grades,  All kinds of loggers'  tools and  supplies, Camp Utensils, Etc.  Phone 44.  J  122 Cordova Street., Vancouver, B.C.  ���� Co.  Phone 1083.  | Just as Easy fo Keef>      |  "Star'! Enamels,  "Star" Bathtub Enamel,  <<G" Varnish Stains,  " G " Stovepipe Enamel,  "G" Aluminum Enamel,  ��G." rurniture Polish,  Ask for Alabastine the best  Wall Coating.  chairs^ tables and wood- J"  work about the house look- %i  ing bright and new if you %���  ' use the right kind of Var- j.  nish Stain. ^  Stains   and   Varnishes *  -with one application.  . Anyone can apply it.  \  Vancouver Hardware Co.,  g 339 Hastings Street.  I  i  " The Beer Without a Peer."  Brewed right here in A'ancouver by men of years and years experience and in a brewery whose plant is the most perfect known to  the art of brewing, is it any wonder, that It has taken a place in  'he hearts of the people which no other beer can supplant?  SI.O0 Dozen Pints  S2.00   "     Quarts  Brewed by .- ,      \}  Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.  Vancouver, B. C.  and- for sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Hotels.  are the swell'new.lines, for Spring and Summer wear.   Any shape  you please.   Any color.   Any pattern.    They are.aH  here.  JOHNSTON, KCRfOOT if* CO.  104 and 106 Cordova Street.  Trunk Store 127 Hastings SI., Opb. Wm. Rolbh's.  HOUSECLEANERS!  WE WASH  BLANKETS!  WE" DO UP  CURTAINS!  All this heavy drudgery of  house cleaning should be left In  our hands���there's still enoiiK'i  left of heavy work to do for you  without It. We will Kindly give  you information about the cost,  etc. We could arrange to have  one of our drivers call and tell  you all about It. '  PIONEEK  Steam Laundry  910-014 Richards Streot. Tel. 846'  Branch offlco ia Arcade  Toi.  1176.  <*>++>++++ ++<++++++++���*  feiiiiiiii<r loiiiiff  are   (ound     to  have  slight,  Advertise in The IndepeDdeat.  When ; eyes  any   defect,  however,  slight,  there  is but ono thing to  do.    Provide '  glasses early.   Havo thoni examined  by our doctor of optics, Mr. Al-'  Ian. and get a pair   to     fit you '  properly. All work guaranteed.  DAVIDSON BROS.,  The Jewelers dud Opticians,  *���    146 Cordova SI.  '+++'++* 9i+++'"+J+'+0+++*  Xi

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