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legislative Libr'y  Mar. |1|M
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OKFICUB-Hutlnss  Street,   W.,
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Jlcml Olllco, 321 fumble- Street,     .
Vancouver, IJ. U.
VOL.^fe V)
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C. P. U.>
All Overtures of
Peace — Advices
Things on the water fiont are practically tied up. Men— leal live men—
cannot ibe 'procured.   The company Is
•     trying to,get Chinese to handle coal,
but so far have not been successful.
jThc Empress will not be discharged till
' ' Saturday, though tills woik Is long
o\er due. Prospects -weie nearer a settlement last'Monday than they are
now and at present are In statu quo.
( All the members^! tlie U. B. of.K. E.
,*' here have taken a stand as flnn as the
rock of Gibraltar, and "will flght It out
on this 1 no If lt takes ail Summer."
The slogan has gone forth, "ilccognt-
tlon and no surrender,"
About 1,200 attended the most, meet-
In the city hall on Thursday "night to
hear the U. B. of R. B "strike discussed.
W. J. Lamrick, president of thc Trades
and.JJaboi- Council, occupied the chair.
Among those on the platform weie A,
N. Herrlngton, R. Todd J. Cosgrove,' F.
Russell," J. Mortimer,,{,'.- Monk, .Chas,'
""■ Wlson?Kr'~C.rFr'Wililam's.&' ^',"> ^f.
, J.-.Moi timer, „ vlce-piesident of * the
Tlillois,' union, dealt at length w.th the
question'of Canadian veisusAineiiCdii
unionism. The C P. R had deported
several Ameileans who had taken thc
stilkers' place's at the docks for taking
too much sainpul, and laid charges
against Canadians for do ng the same
/ thing. "You see how- pair otic the officials of the C. P. R.,nre," said the
speaker.' The fight now waged by that
Company against tlie U 11. of It. IS.
mubt be a fight to the fln'sh1. 'Ihis
fight must be carried'to > the political
field, and, If needs be, thai load confiscated by the people tor the people.
This wni socialism, and he vvaspioud
J\iat lie was a socialist    "You cannot
'•'fool,me by saying that capital and In
bor can be harmonized." he'siud.    sYou
„- woikingmen must get into the soe'allst
- paity, because all othei parties uie hy
brld.    (Applause.) ■      ' "■
Fianels   Williams,   secietuiy   of tbe
Talloia', said that tlie ciy of Ameilcan-
lum versus Canadlanlsm In the tiade.s-
." union movement was got up a couple
' of years ago for political pui poses. ""'IC
you have got the idea that the American unions should be separated fiom
'those of*',Oanadu.-you must disabuse
your minds .of t'hat Idea," said Mil Wll-
*llatns.' -There was a community of in-
— terests—between—all—workois. —And
traded unionism was tending to .e coin-
blnoVon ef all foi ees, Since 1802, \.1icn
Now Zealand went bioke, that country-
has become thc most ptospeious of all
flie colonies and this fact spoke well for
unionism, When Mi. Muipole makes
bo much of t'he older oiganiz.itions he
has played his tiump caid—ho may get
fooled. Wheie did he get .ill his infoi-
luiillun fi(im thnt he'h.nl punted in Ms
(.Initial- about tho leluiluiuhlp of the
LT, ii. ot It. IJ. and the olhei uillwny 01-
ganlziitlons.' Theiiu orguiilsiiitlont, wore
supposed to be sce-iet. If theie statements weie tfue, which Mi. Mm pol;
s.iys they aie, that the older oiganl/ii-
tlons" weie opposed to the U. B of It,
E, then why did he not welcome thc
U, IJ. or H.,B. to help bieuk them up?
But Instead of this wu Iind Unit he
wanted them lo'help lilm to down the
U. B, of'It. li Tliey weie In this
struggle to the end, and 11 didn't mutter
how long It would take eithei, It looked as if the meichants asswell as others
were tiylng to bienk up the .unions, and
it behooved all workingmen to. stand
shoulder to shoulder by tho U. B. of
It, B„ even If they had tu get .Uong ou
loss beef dr 1en\ b^e.id .^Wlipn    the
'workingmen- became class -conbeious
nothing would hinder them front' ;cm>-
turlng,ihe reigns of government and settling srlevt-nces tliey had to contend
with to-day. Ten per ^ent. of the people of this piovlnce ruled lhe other 90
per cent. And Just 'so long .ib this
would be tolei-ated they deserved',to
be.   (Applause.) '"
lt. Todd, of the Typogiaphlcal Union,
said that one point 'ho thought the previous speakers had lost sight of -was
that anynhcie In the British empire
they had a ilglit to organize. Then
why should thi-3 light be denied us
heie, where we live under tlie Hag?" he
A Voice—'lhe flag belongs to the C.
P. R.
Mi. Todd -s.ud he thought they would
like to oh n it.  The company had nearly everything else (applause).   Tne old
line labor organizations had    done a
good work, and so had the U. B. of R
E, and if the latter -had to go down
at this port,  then the next to follow
would be the 'longshoremen, the sleam-
sftlpmen and teamsters,'which latter he
piedicted -would ln  <i\e years be the
sti digest individual union in the world
Business men were being disciiminated
against by the C. P. R, and so were
they 'all foi  that matter.   They must
go down into their pockets and  help
along the cause.  He believed that there
were too much i of- the   Anglo-Saxon
cpiiit left In the people to allow of the
stamping out of any labor oiganization
by; an unscrupulous,', company. c,(Ap-
pIause.)~~-!"" -V^-^-v '" - '"  "'"
Chus Wilson, Q. C, got a g'cod reception.   They might a-sk why wus it that
he was not a woiker wllh his bands
He was a woiker with his hcud.   Eveiy
public'man should take a deep inteiest
In nffalis ot this  kind,  for they  affected    publ e    Inteiests. 'This    great
quest'on must be settled lu this generation or peihaps the next   As a public
man ho had always taken a deep Interest In these burning' labor" questions.
When the'gieat steel luibt was foiined
thst he said1 he was fully    convinced
that it was the flibt stop towards sb-
clillsm In this countiy'.   To-diy  thesi
vast oifr„n 7 pilous of capital must be
met by vast ui ionizations of lubi.r.   11
was quite obvious lo eveiy one Hint thc
Investoi oi capitalist must get all they
i an, and this c.umnly be eflecthely uc-
eompllbhed thiough oijanl/iitlo'n.   Alio
the same  thing applied  to  laboi,  and
theiefoie It must" band Itself togethei
In older to piotect itself.   If the pui-
poil of this oigmi.zntion which is now
In tumble Is lu extend Itself beyond ltb
p.e.-eiit spheie II will ultimately be suc-
eessful.   In the end thc means will be
found by the oignnlzatlons to successfully solve the lubor   problem.   When
the ballot would be piopeily used by
men It  would    help .tho   \vay'  "You
should not, how eve,, depend loo much
on IegsIiitlon-to-l.elp-y«ui eau^e," s?id
the spenkei, "foi by youi own strength
ns nn oiKuni/.a'Ion-you  will  succeed,
and to accomplish .success  yoa  must
.stand on youi own bottom,  to use a
common pluai*e"    ,
A Voice—We must get pol Ileal
power       * ,
Mi. Wilson—You've got It now Hut
ilon't hiimpei youiHi-lvcs by fleet Iou*,
legislation lie loyal , lo youmelves,
even if ym intike m'stuko-". mid vou
can't help but nch'evu sitecebs In youi
gic.it  woik.   (Applause.)
Geo Il.'ite". piesldent of the IJ. II of
ll. IJ, tccclved a h.Mi'ly leceptlon. "It
Is up to Kites to make a c-lciu, ileiiti-
ctit statement," "ays uu edltoilal In an
evening paper. And this the Kpe.tkei
'ntended to do. In the llisl place thc
U. II. of lt. K does not d'etate to lhe
C. P, It. ,,is to how It shall luu'lls
trains or build Us liotol-iji- anything
elrc.'.^Noi- does the V. lsAot.R. 13 Intend to ullow the C. P. lt. or any oilier
company' to dictate how^ It bhall um its
own affulis, .Why ull this cry about
international oiganlzalionsi' Puictlc-al-
ly, nt the same time, the U. B. of 11. 13,
c-imo inUTcx'stencc iu Canada and In
the United States, but ll flistoilgimit-1
cd al Winnipeg on September IS, ifi'is.'
It giew from'two mots. Mr. Mutpole
vvas not satisfied with It. He told his
cleiks tlmt he vvas.Mtrpiibed at their
Joining such a union, lhat he , had
thought they were gentlemen. And he
told the fic'ght-handler-i thnt he'iwai
suipilsed thut they would associate
wilh 17-yeai-old Junhi,- clerks who vvoic
foui-itich w hite colLut. The .sti Ike had
been deeluied M\ bonis befoie he ai
lived und banctioned It. The U.-B. oi
R. 13. stiuck for exlbtenie and h<* ap-
pioved of It. The speikei s.i'd that hr
was not a aYnkce, but'he vv'ns a web-
foot, ha'ving been bo'in ovei the line
about 400 ni'lcs fiom this city,'or'a lun
of a day und a half. He,had woikeu
for the Southern Paclllc 18 yetus and
tlnee dajb, was nlwnys a kicker, and
intended to be so until the" pioducei
got the full'value ot his productions
In JS90 ho became associated vvith tlu
labor movement. His wages then
amounted to $200 a month. Ho b'ullt up
the talegiuplieis' asboc atlo.i by cones
ponde-nce and In six months' lime (April
17, 1899) went with thc general com
mittee to the Southern Pacific ollice tc
get an increase in wages for> tho men
Aftei staying In San Fianc-'sco await-
' ng tiie pleisuie of the compuny'till
August, ISM), he iOld ,the li-aiugemc-f
_ihat he would wait no longer, was o
.'eied $21,000 Increase for the men, aiie
r.nally got $00,000. Co.lls Huntlngto
■taited a lellef depaitment to lelev
over S2.000 employee!, each of $1.70
niontli. They opposed It. as did insu.
ancc compinies and societies. Repie
ientatives of tliese men met at Sai
Kiancisco, which staited the U. B. o
It. E, and appointed a committee o
33, and after two davs' work with tin
company's officials they weie, relieved
of paying that company of about ti.
J00,0tt0 a yeai. The U. B. of R E. 'ha
a lodge at Sacramento of 2,000 mem
jers, tlie b'ggest single lallvvay branc.
n the world. And at San Francisco
.vnerc the U.,B.'of Jt. E..ls solhVevciy
clerk worked eight hours. The lowes
-ate they icceived was ?60 p month
lveiage J75 and up to $200. The«e sal-
ii les weie unheaid cf on the c. P. ,R
This company has officials thut don\
receive JBO. Before the advent of thc
U/ll. of it, 15. at San Francisco the
Jleiks getting out weigh bills had to
.-nuke out 20 an hour, the phenomenon
the pace maker, who cuirles favor vvith
■ils supciiors, had laised It to 33. This
Kind of -sweated laboi Is now clone
iway wilh Eighteen hundred bridge
caipenteis weie not pennltted to gc
home to theli fainll es only oneo" ii
eveiy two or tluee month-: Thev now
go home eieiy Satuiduy night'nn <
free pass The --ectiim men weie ..lie
tieated falily and the pnoilty sys,tcn
of appointing them to foiemanslilp*
rievaiioa The- telegmpheis had
fSI.C-JO n y eni n m e p ild them antl 61
.iddition.'l men and ihe r houis ic-
duced, affecting in .ill some 1„100 men
The- U B of R. E b.is i.iWed tlm --al
aiie=! of thouf-aiids of men Tlie rpe.ik
er dealt at length with the Cinadliu
N'oithein sti Ike- In .Manitoba, and Mi
Mai pole's cueiilni legardlng tlu icla-
tionsh'p of the U. li. of It 11 mu
other ui'lwny m>oi o'gjui/,*itIoiis. fli'
tiu«l cannot be beaten down, any iron
than you can ihive buck ai oik ,,i>c
j.ito_an_acinn TliL_di'y_ot_ilie_i«iiiJ)l
bhup-keepei- in* m-iiiufactuiei is n
thing of the past Thiough the gient
^rust wc must go fonv.iid And this it-
why the II. B, uf It F, wus founded on
thejiu-iiiic'-s piinciples of ihe tiust. He-
jaidmg tl-c- lccil contiovei-:, the llg'i
w.is no; foi moie inoney tli s time-
that will be In the futuie. Ihe C. P
It! saw us coning.' WJiencw t the C
V. It. Is willing io .sign up sumotlihik
l.mglblo thut 'It will licit mulct llu
U. 11 of l: IJ." the- HiiIke will be .settled In one hum.   (Appltius?)
of them, to fit as an Arbitration Bonrd'
on lids dispute.
1 Bhould bo very gliul to do anything
In my power to tiy and bring about a
satisfactory settlement, and trust that
you will rccelvo this'offer In Iho i<iime
spirit in which It Is i-cnt.
I nm going up the Hue tu-il.iy, una
will be back l'riikiy.
Yours truly, '
I B.  G.  PltlOIt,
Premier ot li. C
i-iti>.Mu;t: pitioit's OKFUR,    '
lion. Col   Pi Ioi 'h kind (ilTer was ac-
eepted unanimously by the union,
"il. Cltll tlliam,   IJm| ,  Y.iiieouvci   iMIskill,
Secretary  I)   II   It   IJ:
Bear Sli,—I i-ei- by tho p.ipu* lli.it
the- efforls ot the Vniieouve-r llnnrd of
Tiade to lirln„- about n hcll'i'int'iit of
the deploiable conditions li'tween tho U
B n E nnd the O P. II hnvo n6t
been crowned with succobs
As a. cuntiiiunnee uf the tiouble i-
bound to rcsiilt'in n great loss to tho
business men nnd otheis. In Vancouver
In particular, and tho Province generally, mid as It mil,also militate Brc.it-
ly,liigaliiMl the development of the io-
•jouri'us of the Province b.v oulslilu npl-
tnl, I-writo to ask If Iheie is any-use
ln offering the services of tho member*
or tlio  Provincial  Government,.or  any
,     THE  Ml-JN'S SIDE.
The local C'omniltee of the U. U. of
II. E. yestei day handed out the- follow -
Ing for publication:
I'nlte-d^ liiotherhood   ot   n.i|lv,,n    Employ ci", Vancouver Mivlbion Si
Vancouver, il. c , Match 10lb, lms i
Respecting the  question ut-issue  between,, the    Canadian    Pacific Railway
mid Ils stiililng employees a desire has
been expies-H-d fur a brief and clctircul
."tatement thereol, uud tlio causes leading thereto ,
The employees uio slrlklng to obtain
a written contract from the C, P. R'
guninuteelng ,lhat turthei dl«cilmlna-
tlons ngalnbt inemberb of the U. B R
IS will cease. l
, Nothing else Is usked for,  no rlbet In
pny nor different condition-! of service
Tart of the disci initiations against
the men arc given below:
-Friendly" advice, threats of dismls-
sn', loss ot pi emotion and other Inllml-
latlons havo been emploved ngalnst
R Brooke, R. Robinson, J. D Turnbull,
.V*. J. Hogg, XV. 3 Thlcke, W G Hogg.
V. IJ. D Stewart, S. Hewitt, F Cum
.Tilr&s, G. R G Bagiull, C Millard, E
\". Daliserflehl. John Omand, J Blek,
A Dotlson, and tho Freight Handlers'
Committee was told the freight banders would be expected to leave the
C. B. It. IJ   In a body
J. W, Allen, of Nelson, David Inches,
at Revelstoke, and H J Adams, ut
Calgary, were discharged, and H P For-
-cst,-of Vancouver, vvas suspended lnde-
'Inltcly and charged with fraud wlth-
iut foundation " '
Statements wero circulated In the
press1 evidently emanating from the' C
P. R,,,nbout tho Winnipeg settlement
oh the C. N iR, which vv ero'extremely
njuilous lo the Brotherhood
Men wero imp'oycd tit distant points,
such as Montreal, for, the evident purpose of displacing the men heie-
These and many other things of similar character caused tho employ ees
heie lo btrlke for life Thoy weie not
ordered out by the International resident, but struck on their own motion
and without his knowledge (unlit after
ho urrlvcd here)  because it  wns neccs-
sary to move quickly.
We havo a Committee of four In Montreal who presented " their dcinnnds to
.he General Manager yesterday, and
.hey have wired ns follows;
"Liltois delivered. Refused lo Ileal
tf\ecpt through dcp.iitineiit he-.ids
Cialms customary  proceilmc"
The Geneial Managei at Montreal s-ns
't must go to the department heads The
department beads ut Vancouver i-.iy it
inu«l go to Montreal, the objce-l being to
luke no settlement possible ,
'Ine stiikliu; cmpojt.es .no i.lllliig to
iceept any settlement that will pic-eive
then Broil ei hood They hav e- put all
ninioi ilet-ills aside for atler.ioiisiilera-
Lion 'llicy ,uu willing lo aibitialo ac-
coull.io* to (be established method of
conducting aiblliatlon The employees
lo se ect one arbitrator, the Company
one anil thoso two a thfrd 'lhe decision uf the three lo bo binding on the
i-mplmc'Cs mid the Company, Till"
should—he f.ilr_tu-,ill—niul—iC_ucocptPd
by tiie Company, would limiu-illntclv
terminate the contioveisv
ment me heri by giati-fully iK-kuowlulKeil)
I di-slro to imk him publicly now wluu
reiiuon he k«vc Mr. lluggiiu und nnother
gentleman, whose nuniu Is at prepent suppressed for obvious recsons, foi hlu declination of my offer, twice made, to inter the whole dispute to the aibitration
af thc heads of the ge-nerul organisations
comprising ovei tno-thlids of the cm
ployees of this Company. The officials
nf this division were so perfectly tt ill--
fled with the Justice and strength of 111.-
Company's po-dllon thai thev m.ule this
offei It Is mu* up to .Mr Biles i>
sav why ho tlccllueil: we ihiilltim'cjhlin
lint he dares not give publicity to Ibe
leiisou he Ins .llrcnly expressed lo people- doubting the honor and Integrity at
the oiipuilzatloiu referred lo, in whom,
we believe, the employ ees on sti Ike have
eveiy lonilduiice '
Wc  nsk organized   labor o'eneia ly   to
hisltuto    b»foro    too   ri Hilly   accepting
Mr     IJ-les*    plausible   piofesslous    anil
statcinetits,  ho Is nn ex-Poutlu*iii  Puci-
flc Railway employee; has tiled his utmost    to    damage   ami create  mischief
among,other  unions  for  no  other purpose   whatsoever   than   personal    ambition   and  aggriiidlzement—has  been  m-
ganlzliig   the union   he now ^heads for
years  on  the  Southern  Pacific Railway
with   headquaitcrs   In   H.in   Pruu'lsco-
nnd has totul'y failed  to secure   recog
nltlon of the older 111 California oi  el en
niywhi'ie  else.      It Is on  record    thai
aheu   Chicago   wan   the scene1   of   his
operations   the    Fcdeiat'on    of   La he
piomptly    pn-*sed   resolutions   'decUrln
that tho United Brotherhood wns not -
lecogulzed       ahor     oiginlrallon       an-
.prned   ell   i.iilvnv implojee-i ot'c uf
rl.lato v,ilh It'     Piesiucnc floniners, o'
the Amei'e.-ii Teller ulon of Labor, gave
good  and  eogci.t icosons not veiv  ions
ago   for   Iho   refusal   uf   the   Executive
Couue-ll of (Imt ^rcut union to nilnill the
i;   B   R   10   to the Fcdc-iation
Failure lo succeed with his bjbrn"
Jig.inlzallon on the Southern Pacific-
right at his home uml among his fcl-
ovv employees, and In his own couutry—
hy on earth should this irnn be per
■lilted to create mischief In Canada*'
Vhy not try lhe Northern Pacific and
ireat Northern flist? Bcciu*-e he knows
full well that he could not possibly succeed, us the re-cognln-d oiganlzed bodies
of those great railways will not tumey
submit to nor tolerate dlsniembcimcnl.
to please Mr. Estcs and bis associates
Tho ultcilor object uf this strike Is
now only too plain—the exposure came
when the Compuny declined to al ow
Mr Estes lo dictate how lt shall run
Its business lt Is recognition that Mr
Estes has been after all thc time; such
recognition as he has failed to secure
on any otlier^ line of lallvvay In the
United Statcs^or from any othor recognized labor union In thc United States
or Canada."
Ci0nci.il Supeiliiteiiilenl Maijiole y*es-
leubiy issued the following statement:
-The e-illtotltil In the "VVoild" of yesterday anent the strike W uviottabi- III
iiow of the filet tint It cMigiaiiite"
mo-t ilillculoiiily the- e-rfi-i t and ostein
ur tli:* slilki un lhe C(iui)iiiiiy*h lul'i-
eils. 'llu tolul u-iiiibir of employees oul
on tin- Paelfli l)hts|i|| hi ;:o, nml ut vtln-
aveinge late nf wages pnld the lotul
dully lor.s to tlieni wiju'd be nbout JTW-
or a lilfle ovei siu.aiO pel inoiiili of Ul
woiking days tin lids lu-nd the Iohs to
tho Company Is piuetli-iiHv nil, as It
has nol >ei di-i'ib'd to till jiosIiIhiih
when- mon eoti'd be foi a lime dlspei-feil
wllh—the prlnclpiil woik of Iho i>f(li-ct<
Is liohn: cun let] on bv nuilltois uud other
officers whose sei vies woulil, of courso
be cnguged It there wen- no tiouble Thc
only element Is Hint of Inconvenience to
the heads of depnitnienls, but, with the
couching of tho officers icfeiioil to, cvbn
this disadvantage will cease veiy soon
Wc have a full -Muff ot c'eiks, iheckers
and truckeis now ut Vnncouvei
As to tlic.iu.il supply, wc li.no nvei
three months supply mi hind TliK
disposes ot this btigibuo -
As Ml Eslis has <iitibl,s|ieil Ills leltei*
to Jlr. Haggan (whoso good office!) In
the'endeavor ho wade to effect-a scttle-
United Biolheihoud of Itnllw'av Employ ees
Vancouver, B C, March lOlh.
In the ntteinoon p.ipers to-dny Gencriil
5upeiliiteiitleiit Matpole challenges me to
give  the  ic-iisoiis why   lhe striking em
o'oyees vvere noL willing that the subject
naltei of lhe present contiovcrsy shjuld
be lefl lo the decision of the oi^aniAilloii-
In the engine ami li.ii.i scniee '>u th? C
P.  It
lite C P R stiikeis-have bein qultt
ready fiom the flist lo submit lhe eon-
tioveisy to aiblli.iliou when bas"d on
the legulir niethoils of conducting such
mntteis, but they do not feel luslifled In
Inking aibltiatnit, -cle- ted whohv In il«
Company   and  who mc  nuclei   Iho Com
pany's illiecl eontieil
Aibitration Implies the ll^hl of either
party to llie controversy selecting ltk
own icpicscnlutlvc in tlich Aibllr.itirni
Uo.itd and the two thus He'leelnl lo
choose a thlitl, Iln- ih cKlon nil he'd n
by siuli it tubulin! to become binding on
ill  cnnct'iiicil.
Ml. Mm pull-'1 luuposltluu is to sol.ft nil
die in liltin loi h himself mid ft em anion*:
III- uwu enipiuyees who ule nut lice inuia
,ige-nls Pi iHililu lu ii(uiril,ii,i'u wltn lnell
Imll'liii ut, but mint fiini the Compiiiv
oi fine llu iiuluKOiilMil wllh the- oPlioi-lli
nlli-iiintlve of llkuwlse- iiiiIiikiiiiIsIiik lhe
HttlklnB- eiuplo.M-cs, nml out uf -iieh n
t-oiiibliiiiilou iinllinig but illuunllsfiictliiii
nud fnInte dlsi-cu-doii would enme.
AllKiieiluir -Ml. M.li pole-H ntlu-i i|ites-
lions iix to whv U,e V li It 11. enne l»
lhe C. I'. Ii Hist, lusieail of mnking
dc mu mis ou the Xm tliem l-aelT'e, llu-
tlniil Niiilliuii ami uth* i umiH, the I
H lt JI, hu*, ii •iliiialiie-il OKI-tons on Huso
roailH uml otheis In lhe States foi yenrs,
but no effoilK litive been made by aiiv
nilivvjy in (he Slates to destroy tho oi-
gaiili-atlon, sncli us have been made- bv
the C 1', It"; consequently, no slilke
was neeess.ii>
Had the I* I' It not niile.muiil to 1,111
the Biollu rlioml the strike would "not
have oeiuiied hue 'lhe Brothel hood \a
Strongly oigunlzed viiMlie'Soutlicriri'.i-
clflc, and lias lis Committees before the
management utmost constantly since lust
July, securing iiiaiiv concessions of grcit
value tu the- members.
The Brotherhood hus .VCO members lu
Sacramento, MW lu San Francisco tuul
enormous divisions n'l over that load
Not only geiieitil foremen, bui even the
agents themselves al veiy liu^e sluli,ii-
aie membeis F. A. Buinerofl, v-.ho his
been Agent at l'oili.ind for 11 yetus, and
whose s.ilny was J1»0 per niaiilh, liu
bie-t a number lioin the foiiinllug cl the
uiM iiil^atlcn
But il should be eliaily undei stem.' that
th. I*. B 11 11 VVUs lit si founu-il O'l lhe
C P. It nt Wliiuticg on Se'iitcmbei Uth,
lft'i, and thai lt cimc into CAlste-nce iu
llie Slates atlctward- Bc-id.-s lbs, ll4
sliculd bo im-Jeuiood lint a'l the orgau-
IsntloiiH in tiitln nnd iiiglnu 'er.loe on tin'
C P lt have their geu.ii.il litudqturteis
lu Iho Slates       .-
In regard to coming to Canada lo stir
up troublo, 1 will any that the prc-eiil
striko wus not fomented nor started bv
myself, but wai> c.Jered by the nunibei .
themselves or. their own motion and without my know ledge, but I entirely approved of lt after arriving here and 'earning
that lhe strike wns merely foi tm- p-eser-
wition ot thc Biothcrhood.
In legnrd to tne altitude of the President ol the American Foleiailon of I.s.
bor towards the U. B R E, I will grant
Jlr Maipolc's contention that it It, ,un-
inendly became Mi Goinp»rs contends
foi the trades union prluc'ple put-- and
simple, while the U 11 II C stands fui
ii'iustilnt i,nloi ism, and the principles
icpicenltd by tl.e /.nxr'eva Labor Un'o.i
.•nien  wor,e In hnrr.unv  \i th  .he  U   11
.t r.
1,w A\is;-i,i Pi.Vi lil u f,t . I'-e ■ i,u
li. gieaioi piiiiln tt h-> iiu'.pj li th •
rtociiy Mount tin Stales me a pait of the
AmoricaM Luoor Union ami the U B 11
iJ , lo io ving Its or^i-i'e prlne p'es, looks
-o that Pcdcrntioi, ami not to thc A 1'
of If   foi Its support
None ot the four oiginlauloi.x In llie
train or engine service leferrej to by Mr
-Vtarpole are afiiliatej w.-h the Anurlen-i
Melioration or the Anicile.iu Lajjr (,nij.-i
In regard lo thc Ch'caso .ni'ei ,i-
lerred to Ly Mr Ma.re It. Ml J-in.*- .1
dovvman, President of llie Chicago I e ■-
ration of Lnbor,,was ilt~UiautIine work-
ng up h. boom to bccomi Mayor of the
City and wus foi thai icason opposed to
.he U IS. It.- K org-in'il ig m the ell*
oeeiu«o of uie belief thai l.j could contiul
the votes of the loci! work.113 men better
If he kept them In local ur.jns Ills fight,
lowever, quick y camo to un end, as he-
failed of the uomlintloii fot the Mayoralty, but um fur th.- position1 ot Clerk
ot the Criminal Cuuil, was defeated for
ihut, and by reason of his pol'tlcal pull
ae and one of his own pecu.lai characters
it unionists were appointed deputy she-r-
fis for Cook County, which is Chicago.
Thc Cleveand -Cillrcn,' one of tho
ocst papers published l.i the East, has
su^geblcd that each of these gaolers lock
the other in and throw the keys away,
-hircuy perfoinnng the qiealest possible
service to the cause of true unionism.
Meantime the b 1! It. IJ in .steadily organizing 111 the Cily ot Chicago uneoii-
erned as tu the iltiiutle of Gaoler Bowman.    n .  "       1
Retelling to the statement of J 11.
Watson thai tram baggsgemon who aro
membeis ut lac U II JJ I', nie en sirlk',
He has been nilsinfoinird None of llu 111
lie out
It Is mil nppiienl, Iioavvli. whit brui-
ng the v iiimis coniphiinls of Mi Mnrpole
nnve'upon the piccnl cuntiuver«5
11  was  biou^lit   on   by   the  C    P    It.   ,
ignnsi  Its own cmpui'ios u"tl  the   ,1 .
lei voted uu theii 01.11 liut.itlve ami wti'i
1-just-c iu->t.-.iiid-tl,a icsuli—will deps-ml——
upon  the delciuilii.-itlou nf llu membeis
and   tho support ttceorclcd   ihem  by   the
iinlonisls of the Noith-West
Yiiins liuli,
tiKortui: i:h'i 1:3.
I'i -uli a. 1   1:  1:  i:
the sTiiiMj ruxns.
Following c-onli'ibutlons .1 uj vm. -
minis to llu- "Hiking rm-I h->vc b\n
leti-hed at lh- I". IS -if \1 I. hi-.nl-
'lliuiti'i.s. .Ml fill uie Mtlf-al Hlil'i will,
hi- ilnl\ in kiiiiivlide-.il lu Tlu Imli'fi -i-
DaMlliil.  fill.,   D'vMon   No.   12
f'oill.iiul. Nu.   I  ti'.iX tiifinlhly) .
Thi. Diillis, 11 11 enihci*.	
S.,n l--iiiiielni>, No. 10	
Seattle, Nu. ilt	
Suns of IJiigliiml, ellv	
If  lliiinlltuii. elty	
It. L  Ulec, lilct-'s 1 igiii sloie.t'tv
Pm timid, Oie, Division No l.--"AI
the Inst ineotiiiK it was una i-mojs y
decided that an ussessnient or oC cents
pei month be lev led 0,1 eaeli me tiber,
fiom the brotheis piesent, so.uo gl-'lng
as high ns t3."
t 11 • ti
"1, 111
.ti i"i
20 ttl
10 On
.'1 Wl
in O'j
THE U. B  11   E. IN* CANADA.
lo tin- fJditnr of tin Ivnwr.n-.ST '
Sh,—I wish t> tiling I etnre tin  ...id-
eis uf youi  papei   the lollnw.iig r.'vt,
The\C. P. B. wanted a joung4iiidii iu
the     geneial    passengei    department,
[Contiuitcd ou l'ugo two]
-  x,u
:; j-ifeM^-aji^^^s^^^ "^ >
r    -   it  it Ti!E INDEPENDENT.
Priil.lHHKB   W1-3MKIA*    IX   Till"
HASIJMIO.VI-    CM'>      KlfACl:        UI.OCK
CO*UVl*)|t,   IJ   c.
A week, f, cents; mniith, l.*, ii-nls; thiee
nuiiillis. a*, ee-nls;  ^ix  months, lii  cenls
one .war, SI.IK).
. 'I'OltlA,
VANCOCVKU    Hl*ll-l>INl!   TltADKS
The Indeiie-iidoiu can always be had
nt Galloway's book store, arcade.
.....MAIlCH J I, I'JOU
Meinbeis of lhe U. B. of It. J-J. weie
served the- olher day with notices
warning thein for "picketing." We do
nol c-oiisliloi- picketing a violation of 11
just law, and would ask how it can
he construed that it is tin obstruction
of lhe king's highway tu go anywhere
in lhe street, to slo|? und icsl In the
.street if one so disposes, und for Uiat
mutter to look through the windows?
Is il unlawful to look to see the tiirie,
or go aimlessly 'about, or busk in llie
sun in the street? If It is we would
liko lo know It. The slrecls tne for the
use of thu public, us well ns a plnce fe •
children to play. We recognize thn
everybody should be equal in the eye 1
of the Inw, but uro Ihey when il is ap
parent tluu a great corporation is nl
lowed to piuscc-ule a lepiesentulive 01
picket of 11 labor union? Capital organizes and Is pei'iiiltlcd pruc-lic-nlly lu
evade- any law* with impunity, while
labor Is made to toe I lie murk on nny
old trumped UP charge founded un some
lyraiinli'iil mnl iiniiijuutcd .statute. So
long as a picket does ""nothing worse
J Iliiin try to pe.'suude a scab f 1*0111.seab-
•.'biiigf by talking to lilm, licshouiu be
.protected by law' in his noble: .work,
rnlliei* thi.ui ...bo. piVttee'uted for doing
some7good to his fel.'-jw* man." .
' V ;? ? riliE -ItlCJllT, TCPWliSUADl?;.'' •"
'':',; OnVthe Tiiuestioii    of ?pe::sunsioh"''and
freedom of speecih, .Judge .Buckles, of
.Uhe Sola no7 Siiperlbi-. Court'of California,-
" says: The defendants had, iiil'iinqiies-
■   liohablo .right to speak to nnd ptrsuade
?iiiii. P'ea k*f ul ?ii;n liner tlie plaintiffs, oi-
Vaiiy of ihe employees';pf said . coi'pora-
.'. .tluil'. CK'tillinan, ? Siilz '& Co.),  and? ihus
.try to induce them to quit work, but
tliey. have no right? to u.s . force ,-mil
, -.violence as, if. "persuasive"! oleinc-iiL
...'.■.,The .suggestion'of the city musicians
'-. io the city, council (hat .band stands be
'..creeled In the new-paries is it good one,
foiid '.sfliould.be tided on.'.' '•'""? '„'■'-.
i: [ In. ail likelihood if tlie'pi'esent slrike
•..keeps  up 41 movement will  be Started
. to'establish, a co-operative store.
■■.;•       ??' [Continued from Piigofpnc.J '
named 'K.  Mc"K._ Armstrong,? to go  to
-'Vancouver to scab, which he-'refused to
do,' and' was .iiisluritly dismissed from
the service, after serving the company
-'"ifaithfully for six; years, t* 1 would fur-
■'.', Iher add that he vvas not a member of
:  he,was in favor of the union".   What we
want is more men like'.Mi-. Armstrong,
so as./.to let large companies see thai
they cannot grind men down as they
...have hitherto done..   I learn that two
.-J'-'meh... from?  lhe   claims    'department,
f;r named Brooks und'Thomas, b.-ive gone
■'.to.'Viincouver,' nlso Null nnd -Proctor,
: rrom the general passenger doparlnicntV
' J-liiil these four.men refused tu go Ihey
would  have shared  the same  fate* as
.Mr. Armstrong.    It. socin.s to uie tlml
vve cannot1 slick too close tugelher, and
leave   nu  stone   lint 111 tied   to   light   the
woiild-he- monsler powers.
A. f.  P.  11. Sl'JitVANT,
Por  a iiuinbei',,uf years,  wlio believes
In justice.
Winnipeg, March, 7, 1901
APPIvAU FOR Alt). .   .
Following appeal has been sent out
liy the advisory committee tnr Ilnancial
VANCOUVIilt,  It. C,
March 11, l'JU'J.
An Advisoiy Cuiiiiiuttec. comprising
une H'preseiitiillvi' from ench of the
ihlily-llv-i- UiikniK alllllated with the
Vnni'iiUM'i- Ti-ndcs and Labor Council
niul .sevcrnl uiialtiichcd Unions, has
hi'i'ti formi'd for the purpose of super*
v i.sing lhe c-ollection and dlslrlbullon ot
1 unds and otherwise usslstlng In conducting lhe great controversy whicli
luis arisen between the Canadian Pncl-
lic- Itallwny Company and I ts employees
In ihe Piovlnce of British Columbia.
An organization known as the United
Urotlierhood of Hallway Employees
(Mine into existence at Winnipeg, Man.,
011 September la. 1SUS, and whlcli ultl-
inniely extended tn the Paclllc Coast
and amalgamated wllh 11 similar organization in the United States.
This organization vvas recently attacked by the Canadian Paclllc Ball-
way in British Columbia for the purpose uf destroying il. .Members vvere
Intimidated, transferred, reprimanded,
suspended and discharged and every
possible effort made tu disrupt the
lt vvas learnt*; -"r*- that men were
being hired in large numbers In Montreal, Winnipeg, Seattle and other points
to come to British Columbia under contract I'or the purpose of brushing away
the last vistage of the Brotherhood.
The Division nt Vancouver, acting on
Its own motion, struck at noon on Feb-
iiiary 3", ISO;!, lo save Its life, and was
quickly followed by the Divisions at
Revelstoke, Nelson, Culgary and Winnipeg. The 'Longshoremen's Union at
Vancouver, by reason of Its working on
the wharves wheie' the C. P. It.
Kre'glil-liaiidlei-.s were out, found itself
immediately involved In the strike, and
the British Columbia Steamshipmen'.s
Society, und the Teumsteis' Union were
immediately drawn Into the controversy by reason ol their close connection with the work of the others.
All the Unions of the Vancouver
Trades and laibor Council have endorsed the striking unions, which are
not asking for Increases in wages or
concessions of any character, but simply the preservation of the union principle and the right to maintain their
The- entire water-front at Vancouver
:.nd all the shipping on Burrard Inlet
his been tied up, and all the Unions
ol the Piovlnce, may soon become in-
vg veil, f as the controversy has passed
en,'.rely beyond its original .scope and
the fight is,now*upon the part of or-
S)'ir,.;zed labor i. in British Columbia
aga ist the greed and oppression of or-
gani ed capital,', represented by,j*,,the
Cain, iian"Pacific Railway,'-:which 'has
anhu need ihaV.lt will Spend A MILLION DOLLABSf to7 ?:.kili-V this "Union'
movei" I'lit.V?7' i'ii'- -''"'■? ii''-:' "J ■' "i'Ai'Ji
■XVe .Vppeai oii behalf of:the common
cause,' ! all Unions in this*Province for
liiianei:: I' help to .conduct ? the .great
struggl . vvhiuli: vve ure •■novy making
against'..the openly-avowed, attempt-of
Ihe.ciini Han' Pnclilic Hallway to destroy
"Unionist''-, iii British Columbia; .?' •'.'"?"
. 'The V iicou'vi'i'*.Trades r.and .Labor
Council as;..entrusted.'..tlie: conduct 'of
this ctinn lign to the Advisory Committee whos. mimes are appended hereto.
.' Please t-rw-urd tiiuihclal lielp speed:
il.v iii- iiiii '-amount- possible lo":1XV. 3.
'Lffiiihrlck, ! resident of tlie.Vaiicouver
Triide.s am? Lalior? Council, ;in cure.of
F. .1. .-HusS'll," secretaryV Union ?: hall,
..Vancouver,:•■."*'.? C.„ ■ ;?- CWHALEN,
.....  ■■• Chaifi iun ^Advisory Coinmittee..
'f'bose colli I 'rising .the Advisory: Commit lee are j (follows:. Ciias. .Whalen,
Hi' T-*idd,'Gei Dobbin, F. Johnson, Jas;
IngliiA G. F. , >ound, T..-.H,.- Cross, A. N.
Harrii.gton, i ,:W. Bakes, R? Devvhurst,
J. Sopi v,..XV.. T.-. Lamrick, ..F. E.f Jackson, A. 3. O' irrill, U. :T. Sherlock,.'J.'
F. McCoijnell ? B. Harper,, J.: Cosgrove,
J. B'rowii, ? Ta.- Vp'avidson," 3. McGulgiin,
G.?Thomai.; J "Bowyer, Mr.Buker. R.
Brooke, * AVin;7 7: ^.i-khoni. J; iJiUey.  . v?f
,.;.:?■   '?■■ OUTSIDE ADVICES.VV      '■■*:■'
Atlvle-cs   from .Nelson   state', that
number of men have joined the strikers
and went but at the Greenwood and
Trail.smelters..,:,7.?■??.  ?;''yy IX, ylyA:.
fNelsbn—Freight badly congested .and
the strikers are gaining ground. .The
pub/lc are. furiouS: lit the'smaUncss of
the* C.'.-P.' 11. in denying their men : the
coded out of whole cloth to frighten
machinists back to work al llcvelstoke.
The situation i.s progressing favorably,
and all are solid, - - -
To II.   II. lt. R, DIviBluii Si,
He-solved, That this council, representing tho building trades council of
Vancouver, do pledge you our support
and will du till vve can to help'you to
get what we believe lu be your rights
froni the C. P. It. Wu admire the
stand you mi- taking In litis tight, in
not allowing your organisation to be
wiped uul by a monstious corporation.
A.   I).   UOTHAIIU,   Piesldent,
THOS. WISE. Seerelm-y.
Vancouvei-, It. c„ Murch i, 11HVI.
S. Gurnhiim, Esq., Agent Vancouver
Division SI, U. H. or 11. I'J.:
Dear Sir,—1 tun directed by the Vlu-
torln Tiades and Labor Council to acknowledge your communication in reference to the- strike situation in Vancouver, asking the council to give you
Its moral support, and to state that the
U. IS. or II. E. has the sympathy of
organised labor In this' clly In Its
present struggle, and hope for a speedy
and satisfactory settlement. Sincerely
Victoria, B. C, March
To lhe Secietuiy U. B. It. I-:.:
' Dear Sir,—I was instructed to inform
you that the Team Drive-is heartily endorse your action In the present strike,
also that of the Longshoremen's union.
They extend their sympnthy to you and
will do all In their power to help you
in your present stiuggle. The union
decided not to haul fi eight or baggage
lo or from the C. P. lt. whaif, local
shed or any place wheie it is likely to
bo handled by scabs. We all extend
our fullest sympathy to you and tiust
you will be successful In your present
struggle. I remain, fraternally youis,
Secretary Local 409.
Vancouver, B. (J., Maich 1, 190.).
Journeymen Barbeis' Intei national
Union, Local No. ll!tt.
Retail clerks' Intei national Piotec-
tlve Association, Local No. 279.
■■■; International  Brotherhood   of Bookbinders, Local No. 103.
.": Postal Employees' Union, No. 12.
A Clgarmukcrs' Union, No. ,137.
'.'.International  Brothcihood  nf Blae-k-
'smlths, No.  151.
vf Shingle Weavers' Union, No  8,.JUU.
Iiilernutlonal Brotlieihooil ol Malnte-
iiane-of-Way Employees, Division 107. '
Amalgamated Sheul Metal Woikois'
International Association, Vancouver. N-
'.-Musicians' Mutual  Piotcclive Union,
Local No. 1-15.
Amalgamated Association Stieet
Railway Employees of America, Pioneer'Diylslun No. 101.
United Biotherhood ot Leather W01 Iters, Local No. 110.
.;'. Journeymen Tuilois' Union of Ainei-
ioa,?Local No. 178.
t :""s See'-
the Greiat
• ,--of ; ' -
-. v ■     X 1 '    ■
170   Cordova   .St.,    Vancouver.
We reach wherever the mails
Uevelstoke-^Everybodyls .."linn and
public, are .with the men. Three ma-
cliinlsls landed here lo replace the
strikers, but declined to do so 'when
they learned of .how?things stood.    .
Calgary—Men mean to stand by lhelr
union..? Things .around the .yards and In
the olllce are in bad shape and rnpidly
getting worse.  : .'."
>i Winnipeg—There Is no truth nt all In
the repnii thiit' the machinists, have
withdrawn from the U..-H.' of. II.' I'J. It
I.s bc'llovc'd.thiit lhe stuli.-niontwas cuu-
I. if
"-t I i
,i f
I >'"■
T.he bijyjgest Sale    *
of Silver ware''
ever put on in
is now taking place
at Troreys.
Thu Uaily l'npurs are '/lulling,Uus story tuiii  i|iioting .tlie prices
from day to day. i ,AZ-; ;■-:.';.... iy x .;, ;-■; .''.-•,:?, ','fff, /'■:.; ■''
.The Independent asked a huge number of strikers why they joined the U.
li. uf It.:'.E.,- and a few of the replies
aie as follows:7?
Freight clerkT-Impiovemenl of conditions aiid security of tenure.
Clerk—For protection and lo enhance
the workingmen to betterment financially.-/;?'
J: Freight Checker—I joined the U. B.
of It. Ef because It is a good thing.
; Clerk—"Intelligent and educated"
clerks make less money—,1 great deal
less—than the men on the docks, which
fact is a travesty on our intelligence (7)
VTclegrapIv Clerk—To hnpiove. the
condition of my fellow employees,
knowing how badly they needed It.
Baggageman—My leuson for joining
the U.;B. of.It. E. was for a betterment of 'conditions. To join my fellow-
workmen In meetings whereby we could
gather socially and act together,
should It_bc nec-essnry, against an one
Tbe JeWeSer and  Diamond  Merchant
Official Watch Inspector of the C. P. R.
-lilt f
my of ourcluss. Capital is .allowed to
form trusts, protected by luw, and why
should not we be .allowed to foim together, without- luw.
'■■Freight Checker—Why did I join the
U. U. of It. E.V yon nsk. Hcacuse I
considered' Iwas nol receiving the
snine rate or pay .as Is paid lu the same
positions In other plaies, und have lo
work, overtime aiid get nothing for ll.
As regaids organization--, I cnnsldei
nirinen sliould btiiid logethci for their
uw'ii mulimr benelll. which ate to be
received by ..'doing so.
Car Shop Laborer—The laborers of
llu- car shops .'Joined the I'nllitl I tt 0-
Ihc-rhnud or Itallwny l-JinpluyeuH be-
1'iiune vve believed we weie the wotst-
puld ilibni' in Ihis clly—only lecelvlng
$1.10 a dny, and 1 wniili'il to belter our
position. As It Would have been uhc-
li-ss to try w'lth 11 siniill numbc-i- or
our own nnd not being eligible lo Join
any.-'of the unions or Iln- cur shops, vve
joined  thc U. B. or it. U.
A.Clerk—My reasons for Joining the
U. B. or. n. 1-J.nre as follows: When
1 wns employed by the C. r, B. company some live yen is ago, thp company vvas. then piiying an average and
minimum salary .fir 4lii a nionth to
clerks. At thiit time Ihere wns a good
deal of discontent and It vvas almost
Impossible to get experienced and competent men at the.wages offered. As
time vvent on and business Increased, It
began to be. generally noticed thut
men were ibeing 'engaged for $.15 a
month lo do precisely the same work,
nud 11 bee-time apparent that there'waB
been adopted here. A committee of
fi eight clerks waited on Mr. Marpole
last summer with a request for higher
wages. Mr. Marpole In making some
slight concessions, Intimated clearly
that he was not in sympathy with our
request, his ovvn words being: "You
hold a pistol to my head and I am
forced to accede to our request, but
It will not stop here. I will find means
of getting even." The result should be
quite clear to all eyes. For the C. P.
It. company to crush out of existence
a small local organization of thirty or
foily clerks vvouid be the easiest matter in the world, and It was absolutely
necessary that these men .should be
able to gel sulllcient backbone to enable them to stand together and anyone who has studied the principles of
the U. B. of R. E., must see that it is
the one oigunizalion in America to iill
the long needed want, ns by Its combination, all small class in sanitations
are enabled to combine and become
one solid body.
A big boy one- aftei noon wa-s on his
way home fiom scliool, when anotbti
boy, of about the same age, but considerably sniallei, nppionched h'.m.
"Did you hit my brothel'!" demanded the little fellow.
'I did, too; and I'll hit lnm again
See?" letoiled the othei.
"Well," leplied the smill man, "you
just uy it again1, and something will
Next day the Utile boy accused the
bigger one of str.king anothei hi othei
of his, and, what wns worse, a sistei
as well.
"Oh,'go and chase yourself. I'll.hit
them again, and you, too, if you don't
shut up," remarked: the heavier lad in
a tone that did not appear to show-
much conlldence, In his own ab lities.
"We'll soon see about that," said the
small one. Then luin.ng to the crowd
of scliool children Hint had assembled,
he called, "Make a ring and we'll have
the thing out."
. While the ling vvas being formed,
tho little fellow pulled fiom a pocket
a vial vvhieh was labelled "Estee's
Ubie." This he put to his mouth and
swallowed half of its liquid contents,
which possessed the peculiar propeity
of enlarging the drinker's hands and
of causing them to hit an1 opponent
vvith telling effect. Q
As soon as.a space whs cleared the
two boys took positions foi the contest Opinion among the onlookeis was
divided as lo which of the combatants
was in the right; but when they saw
the paws of lhe smaller ot the two boys
grow as large as boxing gloves, without having their softness, they could
readily see which of them would win
the contest.
In the eaily pint of the first
found the little man with the big hand-
felnled a good deal ln oider to diaw
out the big fellow with the little mitts.
Tha latter handed-out a light on the
not-o. w hlch drew blood. The smnll ^un
played for the wind, but the round
ended fairly In favor of the big 'un.
Big, paws took the Initiative in the
second lound. but without immediate
errect; bul us l.'ttle mitts drove his left
for a knockout the challenger ducked,
ami countered with ,1 haid right'to the
stomach. - Chnllengee dropped as If
shot, nnd took tlie count.
Aier Utile mitts hnd inhaled enough
ozone to give him back "the poetry of
speech," that linlivldiinl ciuwled lo 111-.
pins and shouted:
' "Aw, I guess you think yoti'ie sninit.
but yuu wait till my big bi other uninc
rioin Kealtlu. He'll show you huw cc>
"Fight nulliln'," ejiiciil.iled the win
ner of the gn. "My i'oukIu In Winn'pi'S
(ould knock your big biuiher Inio r
heap of old crcked huts qulckci'ii wink.
The big fellow then changed li*n luetics, and  retailed:
"i  won't build them playhouses und
th'ngs I wits goin" to.   1 won't do It."
"Aw, he's uinwlln' nuw," came In a
shout fiom the mob of youngsleis.
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Wo are bhovvlntf"« handsome range 'of covert coals in fawn and dark
shades. Thi' stylo and1 vvoi kma'nshlp of these garments elm onlybe compnrtfd
with the hlgh-el.is.s tiiilor-iiinde article. '       \"
They "arc- innde specially ti> our older by thn best rcady-tu-weur'1'tailoring t-stubllHhini-nt in Canada. Prices $1.1.110, -flS.Oli and flG.DO. We hiive-'them
also in hoys' overcoats. •       - .-,
Come and liave a look at our new spring goods; if'will eosl yuu nothing
and vve tire sure we can save you money If you puieluisev
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Now, modern and strictly first-class,
good samplo'rooms; freo 'bus. Week
days—Breakfast 7 to 10 a m., 'lunch
12 m. to 2 p. m., dinner, 6 to 8 p in.
Sundays—Breakfast 7:80 to 10 30 ft
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meal tickets $1; best 25c. meal ln thn
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Having tho only up-to-date grill root'
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12 m. to 2 30 p. ni., only 2D cents
Makes a specialty, of Downr's spc-ial
liqueur, also Usher's black label lhpieui
whiskey. Largo stock of Imported nnd
domestic cigars. Puieat billiard nm!
pool tables. It.     B.    MULLIGAN  f.
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A grand concert In aid ot the U. 13
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night in the city hall? Admission CO
and '23 cents.
TJiIs was the system ln force on the
C. P. it.,'hut on all other ralliouds lt
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V«n«nnrer,,B.q. *w<2UH^Httuai^!!r.ami^sgaaKK^^  SATURDAY MARCH 14, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  UK  PROFIT   SHARING.  To the Editor ol Tin Imiei'K.ndlm*:  Sir,���In your Issue of Febiuary astli.  ���i ropy of which I have just finished  reading,   l  notice  un   aitlele on  "the  'prolit sharing system."   The article Is  signed "Lnboreis of Victoila."   In answer  to  your coi I'esjiondeiifH  letter,  I  wish  to stato lhat I nm an employee  or the a. c. lileeitric   Railway   Company, limited, acting In thu capacity of  , conductor on one .of tlielr lines .operating in the city of Victoila, and I vvouid  like very much to glvo the employees'  i* * views on tills antlcle.' Your correspondent In his article has made some glaring misstatements, fiom which a groat  deal of .harm vvouid be done the public,  the B. ,C. Elcctrlo Railway Company,  limited, ns well as the employees, If the  matter  wus allowed  to go    unnoticed  and  uncorrected.    Your  conespondent  states that vvith  the'exception of one  or two minor concerns, such as the B.  _ __ C. Poblery Works, the Chemical Works,  '..etc., the'B. C. Electric, Railway Company, limited, pays the lenst wages In  "the city for skilled and unskilled labor,'  of   jiny,   concern   in   the   city.   Now,  , '-Mr.< '. Editor,    this   is-not    true; v'the  .-   scale of .wages us adopted In Vancou-  ���   ver and Victoria js one that was submitted to the management by the 'employees  themselves,  and it was based  on the prevailing price of Wages at that  ' ' time.   True it ls that the scale was not  "j   submitted ito the employee's at Victoria  .    for their   approval.    Nevertheless, wc  accepted it here,  as  vve  consider the  wages vvere fair.   Since that time the  city of Victoria    has Inaugurated   an  eight-hour day at 23 cents an hour for  Its employees, etc.   Now, us any man  ', 'who lias any business.capabillty'about  him  knows that  the  city standard  Is  hardly the  standard, to go by.    Less  working houis'and more pay mean that  the deficit Is to be met by art increase  -    of itaxatiori.    If  the employees of the  B. C. Electric Railway Company, limited, vvere to ask for,a raise in wages  and shorter  hours,  and the company  decided to give It to them, but in order  to do  this,  the company decided^ that  to  make   this  raise .in  its' employees'  ���wages and to lower the liours, the company haa to take it out ot ithe public  by abolishing the cheap, ticket system,  ,  and adopting -a cash  fare Instead,    l  ��� can heai-*'"Laborers of Victoria's" flowery language, not very polite I musit  ��� Bay, but, as the old saw runs:   "It's an  [  ill wind that blows naebody guid."    J  do not wish to convey the idea* tlint  we- have reached peifectton either  in-pay or hours, but I do say and maintain that the wages paid at present lb  fair and are bused on the prevailing  wages paid by other street railway  companies.     "Laboreis    of   Victoria"  s could liave easily found, .tills out for  himself. I have Just finished 'a trip to  Spokane .Taconw, Seattle and Portland,  nnd I 'had plenty of opportunities to  go into tho matltor of wages and cost of  living vvith quite a number of men, and  I found out that'the scale ot wages paid  Us compare favorably with any"of our  American cousins aio^ receiving. In  giving the scale of wages paid to mo-  tormen and conductors "Laborers of  Victoria" hardly gives t'he public a full  insight as 'to the scale of wages paid  us.    For the iirst  year  we receive 20  j cents an hour; for the second und_third  years, 22 cerfls'nn-hour; tor the- fourth  and 'fifth years, 23 cents an hour, arid  after 'live years, 25 cents nn hour."   Be-  ~ sides 'this, ull conductors and, motor-  men running cars after schedule time  ' lias expired, receive time -and a halt up  . till 2 a. m., after 2 double time. We receive from uhe company, the cloth  vvith whicli our uniforms are manufactured with, free of   cost,  the only  ' cost we have in connection with this  being tho making up of the cloth, in  regafds";to nihcrprolit shii>ing"sy9tem,-|i  Is in'its experimental stage as yet; It  �� ALL UNION MINERS  �����������  SHOULD WEAR THE ?  o  ���  9  e  0  ���  . ���  9  '9  0  '��� Special /'Miners'' Over. 0  '0      alls, Jumpers and    *-���  V   Smocks.  t 9   mode of fiillvvelght'denlm, double 0  ���Q   stitched and riveted, high  wulst-v'g  1 ������ ed) roomy sentod.i Iron wear.     V ���  ~ TW  t Made by ���' ���  f A  -TIIE- .  1  0  0  . ��  0  '0  > ���  f  *��'  o.  0'  "0  v ���  .SHUUVtHPNUrillilUKiniiliUU.:;!  ' a   .   :���' ���     (LIMITED.)  ' ; ���  i?- The 'oldest Union' Overall Fac-,���  '0 /,-,. j-tory inane,.West.' < -[ft  J��C    HAW'SBLOCK^JMNNIPraJMAN.   >5  may be a success or it may not; but lhe  tiylng of it  will   have   done    us   no  harm.    "Laborers of Victoria," you .do  not seem to put much faith in a promise made by our    managers,    you do  not know the men vve have al t'he he-ad  of our afi'uiis, or the men who manage  tlio altalis of the B. c Electric Railway Oompany, limited.   It you did, you  would never hnve passed the'remarks  you ���have,  nor would you have sneur-  ed at any pi online made by i|ihem.    A  promise  once  inude  my    them  Is  as  sacred as their honor.   To show  that  tho company  1i:ib' the  Interests of its  employees at heait:   I might state for  the benellt of ithose who do not know  It,  thut'the'employees have been Hying to Inaugurate'i\ sick benollt, In connection with their association. The Idea  was to tiy and raise enougtf-funds out  of our monthly dues to run -the sick  fund os well us the%xpcnses of our association without any more cost to the  members  then  formerly.    To  do  this,  we iiad to cut down our expenses. Hall  lent was saved"by the company giving  us and iflttlng- up at ithelr expense a  loom at'their'sub-station.* The B. C.  Electric   Railway  Company   may  not  pose as a charitable institution, but nevei theless It is always willingjto meet  :ts "employees ~with   any   fair-minded  proposition; and if it can in any way  help them,   it will, and   lias.''I,liave  very little moie to add,    Mr.   Editor;  only that our relat'ons with ithe company," arc < of the mo3t cordial,  and  I  hope   they -may .remain!'so for many  years to come.   Hoping you will pardon me for taking up so muchof your  valuable,space.   I remain,   yours le-  spectfully, --  (Sgd.)   GBOHGB'C. ANDERSON.  Piesident of Victoila Division, No. 109,  of the Amalgamated Association of  Street Railway Employees.  Victoria, B.C., March 11, 1903.  "COMMENTS ON PROFIT-SHARING  -      , '   u SYSTEM."". U  To the Kditor ot thk Indki'bsdknt:  Sir,���The article vvhieh'appeared In  your Issue of the 28th Februaiy, undei  the caption "Comments on tho Prolll-  Sh.irlng_System,",was, by some unaccountable erioiv signed ."Laboiers of  Victoria,"-Instead of by the Secretaiy  of the Victoria Laboiers' Protective  un'on. it ist theietoie, not Individual  opinion, but the collective opinion of a  union numbeilng close upon 300 rneni-  b'eis. If Mr. Bntzen had carefully read  the article*In question,--ho* would no  doubt liave seen that the criticism conr'  tained tliereln referred only to his,ovvn  statements made in thojLubor Gazette  of January, loot. It Is regrettable that  the manager of lhe IS. c. Electric Railway Company, limited, should hayo  used such Ilre-y language in denunciation of the article In question, but in  view'of, the fact that-the correct slgna-  tuie had not'been appended the vitu-  peiation is pardonable. At a -meeting  of the Trades and Labor Council a  delegate from the Stone Cutters' Union  drew- the attention of that body to a  report made by tiie- general manager of  tho b. C. Electric Railway Company  In 'trie Labor Gazette of January, 11)03,  and forcibly pointed out that' if such  erroneous statements were not contradicted through the public press, tliat a  false impression vvouid be created  abroad, and vvouid no doubt tend to  draw unskilled labor tbVthe city of Victoria, where unfortunately the labor  maiket Is greatly congested. Upon consideration by rthe,council,'1 the matter  was leferred to the Laborers' Protective Union, to' take such action ln the  matter as that union deemed necessary.  The article to which Mr. Buntzen has  taken exception lias received the unanimous approval of the Luborers' Protective Union, and as such stands as'a  true representation of facts In ev.ery  detail, and not as a tissue of falsc-  hoods, ns the gcneia 1 manager Is pleas;  ed to remark,  It is the, wish ot the  union that this explanation bo made  public through the columns ot The Independent.   Respectfully,  J. C. MAPLETON,  Acting ���secretary   Victoria.   Laboiers'  Piolectlvc"   Union,   Federal   Union  No. '2.  Victoria, R. C, Murcli U, 190...  VICTORIA TERMINAL R. It. ACCOMMODATION.  To the hiltlor nl I'm: i.NpitPKNiiKNT:  , Sir,���The niideifllgned hud a very lin-  poilaut order for machinery to be delivered at Sidney Island at u spucllled  lime. As the notice was short, work  wus pushed and the Job completed In  t'me to reach the Victoria Terminal  Railway Company .depot at 3..15 p."m.  for despatch to ItH destination. I may  state that the train would lesve nboill  1 p.-m., giving iiiniMo'tline lo load It  on the car. In ot der not to. Impose- additional burden iin thoitrolfiht-huiidlcrs,  whom 1 had no doubt had beenwork-  ing'haid, lrofCcied lo load lhe machinery myself vvilh ihe aid ot my own assistants. This offcr'wns1 refused by the  geiitleniaii". In ' e-hnige1'on the giound  that li was past time. It would appear  tovme**that1 a,'1 company that' Is 'so' particular as ta lime for lecelvlng freight  for shipment, would be good enough to  notify the public of Its rules either in  -the local piess oi by card at Ils depot,  btu  they don't.    Leastways I for one  have failed to notltce such announcement.   While u-allzlng the neiessity of  rules ror munageiiien'., 1 think that In  this case, even If lules did exist, thai  the-y could    be    stretelieU    somewhat.  There is no great amount of business  being done by the company, about one  car and one fi eight-handler lining the  bill.   If Hills company is desiiuus of advancing the business Interests of this  city where It Is ^.operation, I--think,  ut least, thut until Its business assumes  large  proportions  thut it  would  be a  wise policy to acceed somewhat to the  unjust business demands, for If outsiders cannot have their orders promptly  delivered they will no doubt take them  elsewhere, and  then neither the business men of this city or the company  will  benefit by cast iion irules.   l do  not wish to convey the idea that I am  finding fault with the Victoria Terminal Railway Company for acting up to  Its  business  rules;  I,simply   wish   to  'make known my  experience  with  the  said company, so as,to Inform business  men of the city of Vancouver what they  may expect in the matter,of courtesy  from' this  company    should    they  be  placed In a predicament similar to the  one I have recorded.    This Is an kem  'of news not calculated to,interest the  public of Victoria,'hence it" was refused  entiy to the columns of one of the local  papers.   Believing that it will be of In-  tcreft to the business community, and  finding that The Independent Is being  extensively circulated In this city, I re-  spcotfully request that you give it con-  s'dcrntlon  in  your columns.   Respectfully, ;L. HAFEN,'  Victoria Novelty Works,  130 Government stieet, Victorlu, B. C  March 12, 1003. c        ' ���  e-ratlc feeling Is manifesting Itself "in  Victoria, even  though the prolit sharing system Is not yet in- active opera-  t on, und already the pompous old track  gie.tM.-i- airs his views as to the possibility of   his some  day   becoming  a  member of lhe boaid of dliectors of the  H.   C.  Electric Railway  Company.    If  Mr. Buntzen caiufmiy rend the article  which has so luffled his plumage,.he  would iind  that the advice  contained  theiein  was not  Intended for his employees, but for tlie management of the  company, and  I quite ugice with  the  correspondent  tliat a piompt Increase  In wages and a reduction In the hours  In  labor  would give greater satisfaction.   Mr. Buntzen Is caieful not to explain why ithe employees appealed for  a nine or ten-hour working day.   One  would infer from the way he presents  the proposition that the employees weie  eager to work ten hours In preference  to eight.   And so I presume thoy are,  not through loss of the work, but eight  houis' work a day at 20 cents an hour  Is'not much more than the wage ot an  ordinary Celestial.   The trackmen vvill  get nine liours a day at 20 cents an  hour, for generosity has no limits.    I  would like to state for the Information  of Mr. Buntzen that many have read  the article referred to, and the contents  thereof aie not inatteis of belief, but  of absolute knowledge as to   correct-  ness, and further that no illfeellngs are  engendered by knowing the truth.   And  now,  during  his extended Journey in  Euiope, I trust that Mr. Bumlssen will  reflect a little  on   the unmerited and  scurrilous attack he made in the public press on the author of "Comments  on Uhe Profit-Sharing System."  MAXINE.,  Victoria, B. C March 11, 1903.  'B-OUT C-ORRECT.  Air:  Moll Roe.  (Written   for  The Independent)  There's a bully highland hi the West,  my boys,  ,   'Way down by the setting sun,  An'  wo rate It along o' the  best, my  boj .s,  In nil 'the push���bar none.  A little bit tough, If you like, my boys,  An' a tlllle underdone.  Hut vvo'ed l'ki- to bet, jou'll beat' of It  yet  In the thundering times to come.  Chorus:  REPLY TO MR.  BUNTZEN.  To thc Kditor of The Ishki'ENDknt.  Sir,���The leply of Mr. Buntzen to'an  article thiit appealed In your issue of  February 28th is before we, as Is also  the ^article to vvh'ch Mr. 'Buntzen  makes a most und'gntlled and i ambling  attack. -The points Involved are the  'payment of, best local _-wages to unskilled labor and conditions Imposed  on the employees of the company, to  lender- them eligible -to participate in  the shailng of pioflts by the company.  He has In every way evaded the task  of disproving the ciRlcism offered to  his ieport in tlie Labor Gazette of January, 1003, and has Intioduced a lot of  mutter neither lofened to by your correspondent or in any way dealing with  the aitlele lo which he takes unlimited  exception. In his wild elToit7to clear  hls coat tnllsr he doles out his phllnn-  thropliy In the shape of uniforms, electric-light, nnd transportation', * gives a  considerable amount, of taffy1 to 'his  dupes aiid winds up In language as  plain as a pike stuff, calling your correspondent a liar and a fool. His literal y effort does not add to his brilliancy  as an analys'st. Your conespondent  proved the incorrectness of Mr. Biint-  zen's statement in the Labor Gazette  by quoting the 'current rate ot wages  paid unskilled laborers in Victoria." If  the rates as quoted are incorrect, why  not contradict them by , quoting tlie  rates he has through ' considerable  trouble found to be correct. No, he  Hies off nt a tangent and quotes the  assertion made by your correspondent.  "As a. matter of fact the B. C. Electric  R.'k. Co.* pays the least wages ��'to unskilled labor In Victoria than any other  concern, except The B.'.C. Pottery Co.,  tlie Victoria Chemical Co., and a  few minor concerns of little Importance." Has Mr. Buntzen dispioved tins  statement? 'No, nor could he do so  without refeirlng to concerns chiefly  run by unskilled Chinese labor, or the  _Tei minal Railway_Compiiiiy_nii'lsldc_tlic  city/ limits' The standard ' wage for  white unskilled labor. In'Victoila Is 25  cents an hour, nnd If thc n. C, Electrio  Railway Company wishes to<staiid by  the assertion made,by its general manager In the Labor Gazette of Januni y,  1903, it will have ito pay unskilled lubor  til leust 23 1-2 cents an hour, or Igno-  minlously suilender its claim to "paying best local wages to unskilled labor." It Is true some concerns pay but  20 cents und Zt 1-2 cents an hour, but  even thnt fact would not entitle lhe  company to the coveted honor of paying best local wages.'-The vlfewrf Liken  by your conespondent In ivgard to the  conditions imposed on employees to  render them eligible to-share the ptoIMs  uftcr thc company got Its whack In  first, possess much of the clement or  truth. Profit "shuring under such conditions Is something like holding a  bunch of carrots ahead of a Jac-kuss ito  keep him travelling. No wonder' such  views do not, interest Mr. Iluntzcii.  Tliey, are'too1 pointed. They may .start  the boys figuring, with the result that  they find out all Is not gold klhtit glil-  teis. Profit sharing tends'to create an  nilstocracy In lnbor, the fortunate ones  looking duwii.w-illi 'niingledifeellngs of  pity ami contempt upon" theli1' less fortunate comrades.,,Alreadyjihls arlsto-  PETITION OF TUB POSTAL EM-,  PLOYEES.  Following is a copy of a petition  vvh'ch originated with eastern Canadian  postal employees and sent the postmaster-general of Canada. The case of  those vvho do the work In the jiost-of-  flces and cairy the mails Is put so  straightforward that it practically  needs no comment by The Independent.  Eveiyone knows that tihe service is  most wretchedly paid fiom the officials  down, and vve ask the public in all fairness is it right or just to lob the employees of their wages'in order to maintain cheap rates of postage. We don't  want the postofiicc depaitment to make  money for the, country���only to main  tain Itself, and In order to do this we  condemn the niggardly policy of robbing Peter to pay Paul. The poslal employees at Vancouver have, endorsed  this position:  "Sir,���The undei signed employees of  cily post oflices humbly and respectfully beg leave to request that the sal-  aiies paid to employees of the outside  service of ithe post oliice department be  f  incieased to the same nile as ut piesent paid to the employees ot the ins.de  service.  "In doing so we ieeognize,th.it ft.has  been your aim to provide an eflicient  postal service at the smallest cost to  the country, and vve are happy to be  able to congratulate you on the success  you have achieved in this direction. We  feel tliat vve can now make our request  with confidence ithat'you vvill receive it  favorably.  "It Is hardly necessary that vve present any arguments In support of our  request, for ln the administration of  your duties ias postmaster general you  must have become familial- with Uie  disadvantages 'Under whipli we labor.  There aie, however, two reasons why  vve think vve are Justly entitled to the  advance asked for���one, the increased  cost,of llvhng, and the other, the responsibility of post oflice work.  "All classes of labor liave been compelled to ask for more wages to meet  the Increased cost ot living; and in the  case of post office olllclals whose duties  lequlre that_ they be at the office at a  very early hour in'the morning and also  late at nlglit, il is ncccs*-tiry that llicy  reside near the olllce, and to make this  possible n higher house lent has to be  pnld*   Those who cinnol affoid to pay  this rent and have to occupy houses a  great distance from tho oliice, or i,\ the  ���i  suburbs, find It millions to maintain a  necessarily punctual attendance.  "Our work Is stienuilu'', owing to Irregular hours, oflen iieiesslttitlng ul-  teudniicu , al lhe olllce eaily lu the  morning and la'tc at night the same  day, ami nlso to the fact lhat'night  vvui-kmnd Sunday duly are lequtied, a.s  well ns attendance on statutory holidays.  "Much of the general correspondence  transmitted by post Is of great importance and requires to be correctly and  expedlt'ously treated, and tiny failure  lo do this Is nt once felt by the public  ind brings disci edit on thc service;  while the large amount of money  handled and the great number of ,v,il-  uable letteis and other eoi i espondence  loeelvi'il und forwarded make It'lmper-  ativo thai lhe employeei be not only  Intelligent but strictly honest' Unless,  theiofoie-, thc salaries paid are In  keeping with tliu high standard of Intelligence and Integrity luqulred, many  of the employees becon e dissatisfied,  and some seek employment elsewhere.  'Wis have the honor Ho be, sir, your  obedient seivants," * i  Ho, ho, boys, blow.  It's over the Rockies, high, (j,  Wliere   silver   Is   found   atop   o'   the  giound,, . ���  And4yellow gold close below, V. i;  ���An' hills uphurled, from the heait o'  the world,  Are cooling their heads In the snow,  'Tis over the Rocky Mountains, boys,  "Tis over the Rockies, h gh, O.  Oho;' So, ho, -boys, etc,  From the woody wilds of Kootenay,  Where the silvery Slocnn smiles,  Where ocean  ioars    Its spite    at  the  shores.  Of far Queen Charlotte's Isles.  From either Yale, by the overland trail,  If you date to travel so far,  Omlneca, too, an' Cariboo,  A;i' the canyons ot Casslar.  Clio:   So, ho, boys, etc. a  But the prowling pimps of the pirate  pluts,  Are on to the richness, too,  The bonus grafteis, an' charter touts,  An" all o' the cutthroat cievv.  They've spoiled  you  once,   an'   they'll  spoil you twice,  For spoil they count no shame,  They've marked  the cards, an' cog'ed  the dice,  An call it a gentlemen's game.    '  Clio:   So, ho, boys, etc.  They'll pipe you a song an" dance, my  boys,  Of the wonderful things they'll do,  If only you'll  glvo 'em a chance, my  boys, ' '  Of playing your money for you.  They'll Jolly you up on election day,  Till you' yell for the good old flag, i '  An' give you the laugh in the same old  way,  Next day vvhen they divy the swag.  Cho:   So, ho, boys, etc.  An'   veil  stand   with   your   tongue in  your cheek, my boys,  An' gulp down all they say,  An'  never a word   you'll   speak, my  boys,  While they gammon your light1?away.  An' they'll own you, body an' bones,  my boys,  An' your children's chlldi en, loo.  An'  seive you  light,  if you    will  nol  fight,  For the land God guve to you.  Clio:    So, ho,-boys, etc.  Union Directory. -  ���THE VANCOUVER ."TRADES"' AND  l^abor, Council meets first and third  Thursday in each ' month, at 7.S0 p.m.  President, XV. 3. Lamrick; vice-president,  Geo. Dobbin; secretary, F.-J. R'usBell; financial secretary, J. L. Lllley: treasurer,  A. N. Harrington; seigeant-at-arms, J. C.  Kerr; statistician, J. II. Perkins; trustees, Messrs. Pound, Cross and Thompson; executlvo committee, Messrs. Georgt  and Gothard.  TKAM D1U VERS' INTERNATIONAL  UNION, No. 4W~Meots 1st and 3rd  Wednesday In each month In Union Hall.  President, J. C. Kerr; vlco-presldent, 8.  Cnwkcr; sec.-treas., D. Mclver; rec sec,  M. Bridge; correspondent, F. TOpham;  warden, A. 13. Soaper: conductor, J. Llttlo; trustees, C. B. Hlgglnson, "R. Haywood and A. Robinson; delegates to T. *  L. Counoil, J. J. Harrison, A. E. Soaper,  Geo. Dunlop, J. C. Kerr and C. B. Hlgglnson. , , '��� \  ��� L: ���      *  SHIRT .WAIST AND -LAUNDRY  WORKERS' UNION, No. 105.���Meets  every 2nd and 4th Thursday ln each  month In Union Hall. President, R. N.  Hogg; corresponding secretary, Wallace  Sharp, 1119 Richards St.; financial secretary, Mr. Lee; treasurer, F. Young; delegates to Trades and Labor Council,  Messrs. Hnrgle, Coltart, Lee and Hogg.  .DAWSON HARDWARE! COMPANY.  We aie in lecelpt of the annual catalogue of the Dawson dlardwaie Company, limited, Just published. The letter press and the work from a typo-  graph'cal point of view speak well for  the compiler and piinteis, the foimer  being the president of the company, J.  R. Grey, assisted by J. O. LeCappel-  lain, the purchasing agent In Vancouver, and the latter the well-known firm  of Claike & Stuart. Besides a large  number of advert'S-ements of firms doing business in the north, the work  contains a large amount of statistical  and other useful information about the  Yukon Territory. No belter evidence  can be adduced of the, stability of the  Yukon.  J. A. Davids-on, corner Cambie and  Cordova Sts., is tlie place where you  get your hair cut in an artistic manner.  The Typographical union has just got  its new scale signed, which adds a dollar to thc weekly wage. Last year also  saw a dollar lalse^for the job printers  so It Is evident the piinteis are doing  their best to keep .pace in^ their pay  envelopes vvith tlie increased cost of  nearly everything' else.���Winnipeg  Voice.  The International Typographical  union is pieparlng to inaugurate the  eight-hour day in that trade all,over  Ameiica. The local unions have all  elected committees to secure informa-  t'on and notify employers.  The carpenters' organizations of  Winnipeg (networking jointly in the  mallei- of the demand for a higher  scale of wages and an established .scale  for the coming Reason.  The carpenters of Brandon aie negotiating for a scale to go Into effect  on May lst, and outside carpenteis  should not too leadlly accept offers of  employment theie.  Down thc coiiBt houis are from 8  a. in. lo G p. in., with no night work.  With the C. P. It. S.30 it. in. till you get  thiough, vvhieh Is frequently 0 the next  morning.  Laboiers at thc shops getting rich on  1,1 cents per lioin .ind thrCe-qunrter  time when the company vvas struck  with nn economical ntreak.  Telephone 1���2���5 for a .fine livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace Livery  Stables.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF. CARPENTERS and 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 Hamilton  St.; financial secretary, ' J. MoLeod;  treasurer, G. Adams; conductor, H.  Howes; warden, J. F. Gray; delegates  to T. & L. Council, Geo. Dobbin, Geo.  Adams, A. E. Coflln, L. C. DeWolf and  S. O'Brien; delegates to tbe Building  Trades Council, H. Howes and J. Mc-  Leod. i  WAITERS  AND WAITRESSES' UNION  Local No. '28. President,, Charles Over;  vicc-picsldcnt,     A.   N.   Ilcrrington;  seer*- -  tary-treasurer,    J. H. Perkins; recording  secretary, Miss A.  Scuitto; Press agent,.  W.   Ellender.    Meeting every second Fri-   ,  dny    evening    at  8.30  o'clock in Union '.  Hnll, corner Homer and Dunsmuir streets  INTERNATIONAL ORDER. OF BLACK-  SM1TIIS, -Vancouver Union, No. 151.���  Meots the first and third Monday In each  month at 8 p. m., ln Union hall, Homer ,  street. President, A. A. Bigg, vice-president, G. W. Smart; financial secretary,  Chas. McAllister; recording secretary, D.  Robinson, box 37, Vancouver, B. C; delegates to the Trades and Labor council,  William Latham, <D. Robinson, H. Howard. -  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No.*. 115, W.  F. M., meets every Saturday at 7,30 p.  m. In Forester's Hall, Van Anda. President, John D. Fraser; vice-president, J.  W. Austin; secretary, Alfred Raper;  treasurer, A. G. Delghton; conductor,  Wm. A. McKay; warden, Henry Patterson. . ��� . ���  CIGARMAKERS'      UN-ION    NO.    367.-  Meets the first Tuesday In each month  in Union Hall. President, G. Thomas, Jr.;  vice-president, J. Crow, secretary,, J. C.  Penser, c|o Mainland Cigar Factory;  treasurer, S. W. Johnson; sergeant-at-  arms, D. Morrlsey; delegates to Trades  and Labor Council, J. Crow, G. Thomas  and O. Mattlson.  THE RETAIL CLERKS' INTER'NA-  TIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets in OVBrlcn's Hall, the first and  third Tuesdays of each month. J. A.  Murray, president; XV. 3. Lamrick, secretaiy, ��18 Princess street.  BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS AND  DECORATORS, Local Union No. 108.  Moots 2nd and 4th Thursday in Labor  Hall. Piesldent, E. Holland; vice-president, XV. Halliday; recording, secretary,  E. Crush, 7CT Eighth avenue, west; financial secretary, A. Gothard, 822 Howe  street; treasurer, ,H. MeSorley.    ������  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF  Electrical Workers. Vancouver Local,  No. 213���Meets second and fourth Wednesday In each month ln O'Brien's Hall. President, A. McDonald; vice-president, J.  Dubberley; recording secretary, B. W.  Huston; financial secretary, H. V. Rankin.  AUXILIARY, NO. 1, LOCAL 213, I. B.  . E. W. Telephono Operators���President,  Miss J. Hunter, 812 Homer Street; vlce-  prcsldont, Miss F. Livingstone, 660  Granville Street! recording-secretary, ���.  Miss' J. Browne, 827' Richards Street;  troasuror,- Miss E. Bentley, 1121 Seymour Street." '  JOURNEYMEN BAKERS'    AND   CON-  FECTIONERS' International Union   of  America.     Local No. 45, Vancouver,   B.  C, meets first and -third Thursday In  each month. President, T. A. Baxter;  vice-president, S. Walker; treasurer, J.  Green; secretary, OM. MacLean, 2160 Westminster Avenue.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION  ot Machinists.���Beaver Lodge, .No,  182.���Meets second and fourth Monday in- each month in Union hall.  President, Geo. P. Downey; past  president, J. R. Edwards; vice.pies-  ident, H. J. Littler; recording secretary, J7 H. McVety; financial secretary, J. \ Anderson.  JOURNEYMEN TAILORS* UNION OF  America No.'178.'-��� Meets lst and 3rd  Mondays In room No. 1, Union Hall. President, C. L. Wholen; vice-president, J.  T. Mortimer; recording secretary, -F.  Williams, ISM 7th avenue, west; secretary-treasurer, J. Savage; sergeant-at-arms,  H. Brazeau;' delegates to Trades & labor Council, F. WllHams and J. T. Mar*  timer. .  ', - *��� ; __..  BUILDERS' "* LABORERS' FEDERAL  .UNION. No. 32, Vancouver.���Mleeta every 2nd and.4th Thursday evening at t  o'clock. In room-No. 1 Union Hall. President, -J.-Sully; vice-pr68ld6Bt,-W.-Lyons;���  secretary, H. Sellers; treasurer, J. Cosgrove: warden, H. Chapman; conductor,  R. Harrison; delegates to Trades &-Labor Council, J. Sully, G. Payne. J. Cosgrove and R. Harrison; delegates to  Building Trades Council, J. Sully and J.  Cosgrovo.  VANCOUVER TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION, No. 22G, mocts tho 4th Monday In  each month at Union Hall. President,  XV. 3. MacKay; vice-president, Gt. B.  rierrot; secretary, W. H. Hunt, P. O.  box 00; treasurer, John Watkins; sergeant-at-arms, Jns. Webster; executive  committee, II. W. King, Robt, Todd,  Ralph Wilson. A. W. Flmbow; delegated  to Trades & Lnbor Council, Robt. Todd,  Geo. Bartley, Harry Oownn. -   ,  STREET RAILWAY 'MEN^UNION���  Meets second and'foiirth Wednesday  of ench month in Sutherland Hall, corner Westminster Avenue 'and Hasting*  Street at 8 p. m., President, Jas. McGuigan; vice-president, A. G. Elliott;  secretary, M, A. Beach; treasurer, W.  H. Vanderwarker; conductor, H.  .Howes;   warden,'G."Martin;  sentinel,  D. Smith; delegates to Trades and Labor Council,,B. Marshall, F. C. O'Brien,  Geo. Jfenfesty, A. J. Wilson and Jas.   .  McGuigan,  C A  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS* INTERNATIONAL Union, No. 120-Presl-  dent, E. Harpur; vice-president, J. Gil-  man ; corresponding-financial, secretary,  J. A. Stewart,144a Hastings 'St. E.; recorder, W. ;L.; Aylesworth';' treasurer,  G. Bowers guide', W. Bushmanfguard-  ian, O. E. Jacciue^; delegates to T. &;I7.  Council, E. Harpur and J. A. -Dlbden.  Meet's 'first "'and 'third" Wednesdays 'mt  each month ln Union Hall.  43 L  THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY ,"..MARCH 14, 191)3  ���t-' ���:T>T.��-;!**;-*^;-i-��*  .ft*^^���;k^��>^^^^^.^^!bjjj[|)]^ TRADES COUNCIL.  9  Si  9  ���  ft  ���.  9]  Tbe Qurney Foundri; Co., of Toronto,  Makers of Oxford Moves a:>ci Ranges  Are Unfair to Organized Labor.  Wo expect tlio workingiiicn uf i.i   \-''-.-l to  help us win thi.* fight.   Tell your friends.  IKON MULDERS' UiNJUX, NO. 2tf.  METAL POLISHERS' UNION. NO.  STOVE MOUNTERS'  UNION, NO.  ���21.  il.  .^.*r��>^.*k*;K^<��;f>.+>H^^^  Our Victoria Budaet.  By Our Cwn Corrcsfioodenl.  \ k'TuUIA     LAUOltKUK-     l'ltOT.iU-  TIVK UNION.  The rcgul.it meeting of this union vvas  hold In Inihoi hull, Mulch Gth, and in  spile of the inclement weather the .tt-  li-iid.tiice vvas huge. As usual a f.��h'  nuinhei- of candidates weie up for Initiation, and all its membeis weie rc-  pop.ed employed The piospect of this  un'on icaching the 300 in.uk thi-* summei I', veiy ciuoui.igiug. The union  ������(gullied their uppiovnl of the action  taken m the niattei ot forming a Building Trades Council.  Active steps weie taken to inline the  success of a "smoker" to he glvei li>  the un'on in ithe early p.nt of Apt II.  It ls feared that there will not he sufficient loom In the laige hall to accommodate its many members should  all attend.  A coiiiniitt',1- was appointed ,o pio-  curc Infoiniation with <i view' to establishing a" eo-oppiative nisoelat.on. Sub-  sciibeis for stock are tolling in rapidly, and aheady the Iis-tt of pios'eetive  Mochholdeis ate well filled. When Hit  defiled niimbei is- obtained a mec-fing  will be called to pci feet oigm zat Ion,  after which articles- oC oiganizalion  ���vvill be filed, and the fiisl co-opeiative  enterprise will be launched m the Citj  of Victoria. This movement, although  contemplated for some time, has been  somewhat hastened by the action of tlie  retail grocers iu lnauguiating what is  know n as a black l'st. and if the success tliat usually follows tills union In  anything it has undertaken since it-j  foilnation it can with safety be predicted that the co-operative stoie will be  a shining Biicccss in the near future.  PROSPEROUS OUTLOOK FuK VICTORIA.  AVhen uhe mantle of snow lhat now  covers Victoria, disappears, woik will  begin in earnest, and the outlook for a  successful yeai in business elides is a  certainty. It is understood that the  city council of Victoria an- about to  make a dcpaiture from the usual  method in the mallet of conducting  operations on its publio linpiovetnents.  Hltheito it has been customaiy when  an appropriation has been made to  carry on any particular impioveiiient,  that the work is luslied through as  rapidly lab possible during the summei  months. At that paiticular period of  the jear woik i'i as a nile plentiful, and  Idle men aie scarce, Fiom published  accounts of the scat city of labor in the  city, working men fioin all paits of the  icuntry and the United States flock to  Victoila, und teceive employment umil'  work "ceases about the month of October, when they leave, taking their  earnings with them. Dunng vvintei  months there i-j practically nothing  doing In Victoria, and the laboier and  small merchant feel the strain very severely. Alderman Cameron l�� opposed  to tho principle of sending out of the  city for men, believing that tho iabor-  appioval ol thf business men and the  woiking men of Victoila. Peihaps tin-  conditions ilia! have picv ailed during  the winter now coming lo h close will  he an object lesson not easily foigotten, mil If the e.\peileiue so .lcquliod  will Impicss upon the city adininlsiia-  the the advl.s.ib.lit.v of legulaniig civic  work so that the g'catei pait of the lm-  piovi menti he can led out during a  penod ot lhe .ve.n when all othei woik  is at a -land'tlll, theie i.s no doubt  that such action would meet with the  entire appi oval of the c tizens of Victona.  Tin; wuitKixu.MAN* sniuircs  ECONOMICS.  It is giatif.vlng to notice the great  inteif-it man'febtcd by the woiking men  of Vlcloi.ai In iiidiistiial co-opeiat.on  Intoiiii.it-iiii on the subject is solicited  ^viiywheie, and the study of social  economics bidt fair to out i.mk that  of phienology, which by the way, ha5  engi ositui the alien I on of m.inj of  the shining lights or Victona foi tome  time 11 would appeal Horn ob-crt.i-  tion th.u the new Idea, if I may call it  such, ionic's as an .iispiiallon, foi It  has seemed lo ciofi up !>liiiull.tnuou<.|>  in dllTc-ieiit sections of the cltv, and  the most astonishing fe.Huie of llie cv-  liemely inteietting phenomena is the  fact, that even the knights of lhe pick  and shovel have contiaitcd the tco-  nom c contagion. It hau at length  dawned on the hoin>-handed i-oiis of  toil that our piesent sj.stem of unoi-  gunized and antagon'stic- induitiles is  .us absuid economical!} as it Is moiall}  abominable.  I'ndoi the pii'sont s.vsicm M>llishiic->  appeui.s to be our only i-clenc", and vve  know that In industrial pioduction, .selfishness is suicide, and eompctijon,  which Is the Instinct of &e!li-*.htiess, is  nnothi-i woid lot dissipat'on ot energy,  while coinbln.itioii is tho seciet of eC-  Jiclent pioduction, and not until' the  Idea of increasing the indiv dual bond  gives place to the idea of Inci easing  lhe common stock, can industilal combination be K-alizcd, and the aequ sl-  tlon of wealth icnlly begin. Even if  the pilnciple of shaie and shaie alike  for .ill men vvere not the only humane  and utlonnl basis for ,l society, it  should be at copied .is an economic ex-  ped'ency, for until lIic- dlsmlegiating  inlluence of -self seeking is .suppie.ssed.  no ti uo conceit of mdustiy is possible.  ,ers who make ithelr homes In the city,  and vvho pay their taxes regularly to  the city, should have all the benefits of  the money expended in wages on civic  Works. JU.ithi-r than have the clt> rush  work, nnd send ouls'dc for.men, he  would favor it being done by local labor, the job. if necessity demanded,  lasting for ii number of yeais tit an  t-MM'tidltuic of ?lj,(IOU oi *3<),i)0n ii year.  II Is needless to s.iy that AIiI.-i-hi-.ui  Cnineioifs views meet with the entlio  ffi��������������������������(��������������  flTbe Salt  I of Life  g is bnsincp.s. Wo vviinl more of  it. We'll gut it if nn out tintl out  ���bnrgniii vvill fetch it.  % iiow is rhis*  v     . A two-qiiitrt (���  !:       Moi Water Ifolilu      %  -    ��� ���   8  Fountain Syrinec      <s  I. , , ���'-    ��     - (���  $ 75c %  I Tlio Mdtonfll, Mills,    ,     |  %      , Watson Co., Ltd. Liability |  &. ,      UP-TO-DATE DRUGGISTS. .���  ���)������������<sXi  JIUNICII'A If OWNERSHIP.  At the piesent moinent ptotestb aie  beine- ia|sed aga.inst the Increa.s ng  Piactice of municipal socialism, und  without entering into the pios and cons  of the iiutstion, It is mtcicstiiig to  note in how* many and vailed bus'-  nesses towns as towns aie now engaged. As purveyors of watei, gas and  electncity, -and tramway managcis, the  majority ot coi pora tlons uie engaged  In trade, with moie oi Ics pioiltable  lesults.���IIut-.i-iiiunicipal-coal-mliie-ls  distinctly out or the oidinaiy, and this  Is what Ui.iilfoid, England, Is fretting  Itself to acuulif. This clly bums- abou.  1,jOO,000 Ions of coal a .veal In Its gas  vvoiIts, eleclnc lighting, liamwaj <da-  t'ons. AVIkh fuel io.se to so high a  Pi Ice two }onis ago, liiadfuid found  that hei coal bill coiiespondlngly lose  by X 17.-1,000. 'this set the i-liy llllnking,  anil. In hi- nihil ccs nf hei own heiutliu,  she ileloi mlin il |��� buj a onlllciy and  woik It lieihClC.  Opcutloii- iu lhe bu Idii g li.i-Io Ii.ivi"  b.-cii somewhat letanled this wielt by  lhe lieav.v riimvf.ill, qiuu a huge number ol men walking aiound who fwh Ic  not out of a job) hu- unable to woik,  eveiything outside beln^ mio .veil undei.  In view of the new schedule of ihe  tnipeiiteis, which goes into effect on  tlie llrst ot ApllI, the inipeutci eon-  liuctois aie lushing lo get 1.11 the woik  llnishi'd up as fai as iio��>I1jIc ou the  old rute, and as a conseciuenee men aie  gieally In demand,- and llie un.on has  been unable to Iill all older?, but oul-  tideis will imderslaud fiom this statement that tlie market is lnP.jted and n  .slump is liable l�� oer.ni niter the- IliM  of Aptil. Vi  On Saluula} last, Match Hth, .li-'  plasteieis' laboieis nie-l the Ihmi pl.is-  teuis and dlsius-sed lhe new schedule,  whicli called lor $3.30 a nay of eight  houi.-. Aftei' a shoit discus-ion mid  the addition of a clause wheicb} the-  laboie-i.s allied to liave"moi-,ai- on the  boaids so tiuu the pl,i.-U-iei'i can stmt  at e'ght o'clock w thou I dell}, the  schedule was s.giKd b.v all pievent.  The offei of tho ilulldeis" hXehange  lo lhe (.iipeiitcis ot -vi foi ..n eljlil-  houi day was dlsi-usied by the Amalgamated Koeiety of Ca-.pentcis on Tuesday night, and was iejected by ever}  member piesent. tneie being about SO  in the loom.  ll waa lesolved to stand b> the no-  ,ice seived on the cunliactois -in lle-  eeinboi' ibtli last, wliich calls foi an  e'ght-hour da} and 10 cents an hour.  It will bo seen lunn the above that  llicic is onl.v a dillc-n-nct- of 20 cents a  day bt'l-vci'ii the oftei ot the liuildeis'  Kxehange 'and lhe f'lll demand m<-ele  neaily three months ago by the two  c.iipcnteis' unoii*, who woik totfthei  .is one oigaiilzation.  Negotiations have Lcen opened up  wilh Akleinian Cook, coiili.utoi, and  piospeuts aie favoi able for a settlement of the d .spute satisfattoi} lo both  p.ulies. _  The Hullding Tiade.s Council Is de-  slious of being at peace with all men.  They are lunnuig the.'r business on  sound principles, which Is now conceded b> most of the eonli-acti'is. who  see that then- inteiests ,nc p.elected  ..gains: any Mioit notice Mnke when  business is br.sk. No change in wages  or houis of woik aie s-anctloned b} the  e'Ciincll unless sulili cut notice of mu h  change has been ylven lo enable co'n-  tractoiia lo llguii   aecoidiugly.  'iiubincs.s Agent Hilton Is one of the  haidesl uoi ked men in the city the-,e  dajs and a.s a result of his unliimg  eneigies and good judgment ha.^ succeeded in bilnglng employoi' and im-  ployee together without llrst causing a  sti ike to do so, and consequently all  diffeicnces pievalllng In, the diffeienl  trades aie sat staetonly adjusted.  ...J. T. JONES...  Empire Cigar Store  live Rending {{oom  iiml 11. xitl- '  quarters  of the  laborers'  Protective  Union.  II)') llmi-iliis Slre-i-l, 0|i|iu.-ii.> I.aljji Hall  YICTfllilA, 11. ('.  WANTKD TO BXCHANU12 - Geutle-  mn'i'H open-face sliver Knglish lever  watch, jeweled, good eonditlo-i for  tecond-hand sewing niachine In good  miming order.   K. U, this olllce.  ers  FOB.  Y/ALL  PAPERS'  GOTO  *5S'SI  ^'*:-<J*^^t^i^{^>:-K*^>:-��*:<>s*> ���*r>'+:*H(^**H{*;i^H^-<-;^H>*K->:*fc  t T��E WKEEL-ER & W8L&CN *  High-Speed Sewing Machine  Wo have just Installed one of these wondci fui machines In our  store, fitted with a small clectiic inoto.-. We lnvit.e anyone Interested to come and inspect the niachine, and the extraordinary  speed It can attain���as high as 4,004 stitches a minute. Everyone  ls welcome.  9126 Hastings St.  ^ SOLE AGENT  V  +  9  ���  9  9  It ls a little early yet to talk about  Wall Paper, but I want the people to  know that I am now opening up the  finest stock of Wall Paper that ever  came into'thls province. Of course we  have not received our full line, but  have enough to please most anyone,  and vve aie going .to continue to sell  these beautiful '1903 coloiing and patterns nt the leduced rate until the busy  season opens. Anyone wanting Wall  Paper or work of lhat kind It will pay  them to buy now, even if you hold it  over for a month or so. Ouis Is a  Union Shop, alvva}s has been and always will be. Room moulding to  match all papeis. Agents for the province for white enamel letters for  signs. Kalsomining, painting, etc., and  all woik guaranteed.  TO OUT OF TOWN CUSTOMERS If  Is always a pleasuie to send samples  Drop a postal caid stating price, coloi,  which room or rooms, size, whether 9  or IS Inch bolder, tequlied. We will do  thc test.  ST. RAILWAY MEN'S CONCERT  The city hall was fil'e-d Wednesday  night with tnends and emplojees of tlie  Hiltlsli Columbia lilectnc- Itallvviij. Stalwart men ami dalnly anil fan women,  all were theio as Iho guests of the Street  Itailwaj men. The entertainment provided by the hosts of the evening was an excellent one and In tlioiough keeping with  the standing niul lcputation ot that boil}  of men It consisted of an attiactive  musical and concert programme-, followed  b.v a dainty supper und dance, and finally the guests v.ere como.vod to their  homes In dainty special c.iri. Alderman  Wood acted as Chairman of Iho evening  and when the conceit programme opened  there was baldly a vacant sent In tho  large hall Opening with an instrumental  duet by the Franklin Brothers the conceit continued without intermission till  10.9) pm.    Among lhe vailous selection--  9  SP1SCIAL     ALL, - STEEL  WIRE ItOl'l-l SNATCH  I1I-OCK.  ALLAN  WIIYT13 & CO.'S  SPECIAL.'HIRE COKE LOGGING  WIItB.  PLOUGH and CRUCIBLE STEHL W1KE ROP1S In nil sizes and grades  All kinds of loggers' tools and supplies. Camp Utensils, Etc.  McLenraanf  McFeefy ��* Co.  Phone 44.  122 Cordova Street., Vancouvi-r. I'..(J.  Phone. Ind <  Put up in 1 lb. and h lb. lead j,f,cKi-!s  l^or Salo by all first-class Grocers  ���^���^^���^^���:-K^*;^;K^��*:^^  ?88 Pendr Street.  ..AV. DAVIS...  PAINTING,  PAiPlOKIIANGING,  KALSOMINING,    ETC.,   ETC.  All branches of the (--ade'done in u  satisfaetoiy and workmanlike manner.  Estimates given. '  Hili HIGHT1I AVKNUE WKST. '  I  FATHEit THOS. J, UAIIKHTV  WILL LECTUltlO ON WEDNESDAY,  ISth.  The system of ledticlng wages In the  C. P. It. olllce"! lemlndj one of the  menu man who had pm It Into effect  feeding his Iioik>, and hitil leduced It  i'i one Minw per day. Mil kil'i-d It by  H-riuhiiig it to go upstalis to Ihe hayloft fe'i Ihe Mmvv, nnd It died In the  attempt.  As a icpoit Is go'ug the iound�� thai  the employes In Kent's balteiy uie on  "tilke. we an- requested to give tliis'iiu  emphatic denial. Th'e Imperial bukeiy  always has been strictly union. "    -  The tinsmiths of Edmonton, N. W  T., have the Ijosfcs up agaln-.-t them  In some wa;��. We have no particulars  yet, but the following Wire has been  received: *"Tlnneis keep awnv, trouble  on.���J.  Mc-Aithui-."'  rendcied were songs by Messis Itoh'nsoii  and Welsh and Ml��s Steel, duets by I he  Jllsses Siiell and Mlssf-s Monroe nnd a  iiuarlelte loniposcd of the Misses Hunt,  Blown, Johnston and Olmstead. .Messis.  Goodmnipli} and Calilwe'l g,ne "Go 'Way  Hack and SU Down" ven- cleverly, and  Miss L Kos3 both recited and sang, the  foimi'i- being, "Cm few shall Not  ltlnir To-nlglil," while hc-r sniiB w,is "Jn  Hi" ("llv of S'phs .ind Tf.iri." .Mi-. .Ii.|i-  kliHdn's line lenoi was heard witli plcos-  Ing effect In ".Vlimna" anil "The- Deathless Ami}." A violin solo by MI��.h Chase  and several selection by .Mr. .W. Moore,  the popoulnr comic singer ami Impersonator, completed the .programinc. Mr. Hul-  llvnii acted ns nccompanlHl, and evory  number was received with enthusiastic  app'niise, vi-iy few of lliosc who took pan  escaping without having to ic-sjioinl to  a piesslng encoir. At Iho closo of the  musical progriimnic. the Chairman, on  In-half of llu- Street Hallway emplojees.  thanked thc audience foi lit Kindly untl  lirurty support and extruded a warn In  vltatlon lo all lo adjourn in -.he supper  room and then i-ctiini and paitltlpatc in  the dance lhat was lo follow- - llnvhif*  regaled themselves with il-e good ihlng.-  provided on the supper tables, thc guesti  returned lo the big hall to rind thu diali-  lemovcil, lhe flooi,in excellent conditio),  anil Itoj nobis Oichesttu wn'ting to  stait the ninslc of the- tno-step or dl/zv  wall-..  The Commltltc In charge it the successful event was composed of Messis  K. Brunt, Chairman; C. Termer, Secrc-  tai.v-'i'ie.iHinir; G Jlnr-ln. S L (lardnci.  ami U  Walkms. ' '  Vie, I lie iimler-ij.'i:cil. Iiuiullc Uio  only UNION MADE 01GAUKITES  made in Cnnatlii. KARXAG, V. C.  imdT.&Ji.  CKAS. FORESBERG [  H. G. MOORE  S. HARCUS  G. W. WEEKS  W.J.McMHIan&Co.  Wholesale Agents lorB. C,  Corner Alc-Minilcr St. mill Cohinibm Ave-  V'lincouvur, B. C.  BOX, 236. niONi:, 17��.  I     "���ft'  chaifs, tables and wooi-  wo. knbout thc hcu^.e looking bright and new if yo'.i  use lhe right k;nd of Varr  hish Stain.  ,��� Stains   and   Varnishes  ���  with one application. , '.  ' Anyone can apply it.     " \  |  Vancouver Hardware Co., ���' |  | 339 Hastings Slreet. {  %SMi*Wa^m''M9m^ ���! <-v t.  ����Star "Enamels,  "Star" Bathtub Enamel,  ��G" Varnish Stains,  ����� G " Stovepipe Enamel,  ���*G" Aluminum Enamel,  " G " Furniture Polish,  Ask for Alobastine the best  Wall Coating;  P��ONEJ280A.__=_v_ v^_  Carpenter and Joiner  516-518 Seymour St.  Between Pender and Dunsmuir'Sis,  All kinds of work ln this line promptly attended to.  Our nevv spring clothlns in now coining In, and vve re?lly want  you to ieo what Dame Fashion has done for lhe "sterner sex"  li  her fashioning of Men's and Eoys' Clothing. ' ���'  , '   I  Nothing smarter has ever loft the cultei'b board. i  JOHNSTON, KERrOO? fy Ce.  104 end 106 Cordova Street." "     '     It  Trunk Store 127 Hastings St.,' 0|>|i. Wm. Ralph's. i'i'  liM^usPaaaeastsBaaKSB, y  ������S������SX^��s)������^  ��� ������  099  " The Beer Without a Peer."  I  :.i  Brewed right here ln Vancouver by men of years and jenrs ��- ^  perlence and in a brewery whose plant Is -.'ne most pei feet known, lo .��;  the art of brewing, ts It any'wonder Hint It has taken n place in ^  lhe hearts of the people which no other beer can supplant? " " j  $1.00 Dozen Pints ,     , ��  $2.00   ��     Quarts * i-   Brewed  hy ��� _^_^ , ���   , ��� _= ���r���   _^=^ �� -  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS"^  5,  *-���*-!���,. g  S '   i     Vancouver, B. C. \  ��. '        ���  . v '     ��"   ���   '    i-   ���-  '    ' :-.('    '*  W        and for 6ale at all flrst-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and ItotcK    < \  In Justice to  Yourself   r  ���wo 'would udvlsc you to  get in your oider for having  your LACE CURTAINS LAUNDERED ns <iulcl<ly us possible.  You know how everybody gets  .busy all at once Inter on nud the  danger of delay. Now Is your  opportunity. XVe will send your  curtains home perfectly square,  starched'just right'and beautifully clean and sweet smelling.  Steam Laundry  o010-014 Richards Street. Tel. 816  Branch,odlco in Arcsds  Toi. 1178.  Advertlst'ln Tho Independent.  ' :." * l  I. u.  II  if  *  li  li  ' ��  lieginiiiiig Toiiiig ;1  When cye�� aro found to lmve  any cleh-ct, however, slight, mere  ls hut ono thing to do. Provide  glunsos early. Have them examined  by our doctor ol'optics, Mrl'.ftl-  ln n. 'nml got a pair to ill you  piolu-rly, All  work guaranteed.    '.,  83AVI0S0N BKO&.,(;.  The Jewelers ioi 0*itIcl*io��i     r,A  ������'..   C.- HSjifJcrdoviSt.,.,   ,f j. f, ^  49^^99^^ 000 �����������������������


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