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Legislative Llbr'y Mar. Jl|01
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THE  ROYAL BANK
OF   CA££P^;,*
. . BAV1NOS  BANK . .
A Gfeaeral Banking Buslnasi
Transacted.
OFnCBS-Hastlagi  Street.   W„
W««tmlB»ter Avenu«, Vancouver.
iiurr^
is. t,-mmm loan id
SAMfiS CO.
Au'lliorlrcd C«pi|tl • (10,000,000
bin*! rlU.d Capital •  -  1.60U.C0O
«»M.ie Uter  - .  -     30U,WO
Head Olllc-e. 821 Cambie Btreet,
Vancouver, B.C.      , ..
VOL
3S£
\AiNCOUVEI?,/B.r;a, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1903.
NO 22.
VANCOUVER TRADES
m lam mmi
President Lamrick'occupied the' chair
nt Thursday  night's
' ','f-l   V.K-f". •*■ "A- ^
mfcettng    of  Ihe
tr-l-V   )«*"*■
Vancouvei, R C
XX l x
f. BANK *A-CCOUNT,,'l902.
Balance H.ill account % 204 09
Balance management     43 46
True.bank balance...
,.* 24S GS
Difference ,  t  A 0i
Tiades and Labor Council,   -fecietui to
F./J. Russell .indNjia. 'Lllley'Were'also
.'<     ■>«    /i t'i pi   (,
ill 4helr places." There was n'gbod at*
f
tendance of delegates.    After reading
of minutes following   , ,     ,*■   "
*i COMMUNICATION'S      -   '*
were read and disposed of:    '        ' J
F/om D.iW. Kennedy, secretnry Label committee of Toronto District Libor
.,      <     *i / j i..     • t      i'i '
Council,.wrote,enclosing report of the
committee 'adopted re lettor   carriers
bodts not'having,.union stamp. ,Th9
'    11   fi"L'i  »f ,,?',   %\*' " if'A '•
sect etarj" vvas instructed to<w rite' Pot*t-
mo^ter-Mulock In this regard.' t
^roni Machinists' Union stating ,tliat
the trouble with Latson & Burrei had
been sat'srnctorlly settled. Eveiy machine shop in the city" Is now strictly
union.
tfroni H. Mortlmei Lamb",  .secretaiy
*   - ," ,\   > 1 V" "■'    * •„' ' *-*?    ' -*•
Provincial  Mining Association,   asking
tliat delegates be sent" to the  coming
convention at .Victoria: 'Filed.
,   , From Federal Union. No. 33, stating
that  two  motions",liad.^bcen// passed
unanimously by that   body:   (1) Th.it
the matter of sending delegate!) be laid
over for~nn"indefinite pe'fio'a;"(2)'con-:Voundry was, indorsed.
demnlng action of Trades ..Council  in J N^. COMMlTTEES.  '
introducing politics.-   Also in    cornice-' ' '   '
tlon with the proceedings against J. H.<-   ,Label-JI*  L1"le-  *■ A* La"sun'
__, -. ,    - — ,   i Tl.frflf,*, I
Watson- the,-union ithought thats tbe
council had tft'ken a hlgli'-handed comse.
Tire letter was filed.
COMMITTEES.'     '   \
The auditing committee complimented the ofllc'als who have handled the
liooks for the past year for the''great
amount ,pi   careful , and   painstaking
iieySilvi
MANAGEMENT,   1902.
Assets.
Union  ntcoiints unpaid...
Cash hi bunk '-. ...
•f » .       '
..% 202 05
..     43 46
, 4 246 11
JOHN
■\",,'. "-
J. COWDBROY,
">■ t-     ''Accountant.
v16th Februaiy, 1903.
4"* !S
I ,flnd in carrying forward bal-    -
ance In cabh book, 1901    *     96
,   , JNO. J.  COWDEROY,
Accoantiint.
'•} Vancouver, B. C, February 16th, 1903.
it  . i'-ftf ii^-'tA<t?',WJ
The auditors pointed out thnt thc
audit was made up to December Slst,
1902/and, slncfe that time the unions
owing had In almost all cases paid' up
their a'rXearagev so" now tlie Tiades
and Labor Council ls in a sound finnn
cial condition. "
'"On-motion the'report   was'accepted
and  the  secretary    was instructed to
draft a statement and sent to all share-
''        "   i     •      V'"i~-"x"y',.      •
, .    '     >      ,        •'  . .   J      i   I  I f
holdeis
The Investigating and ,by-laws com
mittees were grantedrfurther time.
The strike on at the  Gurney Stove
work  theyVhave^i-,done. JFollowIng^is
financial statement:
Llsts,-rentB,.,etOf received on account
Hall, lfcV ;J>^?f\__\t    .'
Hancock, shaics..' $20 00
Macpherson, surplus, 1 share         15
McLennan. & McFeely .'.,   SOU
Daughters of England....1 ...'. .V- 31 83
E. Robsou.. ..v;..'u.- .... .*.'.,..j:>10 OO
Jos. Mcitlri..'.".^.".'"...'.'    10 00
Special meeting, trackmeni.T.'AMJ 5 00
I. White, special  v. ,-*,'2 00
Ti.ickmen.* !!  .f.\. ::?.'.'. '-;r   400
Tiackiiien....j t..i ;>... _ '.... ,2 00
Trackmen.*'. .  .."v.  ./..'        2 0,0
C. 1". R. Medical Association!.,'.'.'.' 1 50
ft    ^.r;   a\ 1..,.' s     * 91 do
Llj-t- sundries   received1, niunngeinent,
account,  lfe'       ll"'i I \ f      jl      $
ill-'        '  i -1        fi    (I
Clarai.Mathi'3 concert
Labor_Dayvreturn.. .
'1'lione account	
$26 00
41 CO
7 00
■     «•' '   1       . 1'    , . , -   .. .    Jii 50
JOHN.J. COWDEROY,
'   '' '     '   Accountant
Arancouvor, B. C, 16th Februaij, 1993
Hull account, cashf.receipts and dls.
" -j    *    j.      ! * 1 Vh  *     f-,
1902: '-" '
bursements
i.
Rpceipts.
Balance from 1901 ? UC 02
l£«;nts of hall list 1497 10
^lKBlU
V '     ■.'*)!«*•'.; .v.
»      . , Disbursements.,
Sundries $1420 03
laibor Party, not accounted for
. 1:.: .%.'.....'.'.>.. .:")* o'oo
.   204 09
March'12:,
Balance..?
■ -1'
'i.
$163*1 12
Management  account,  cash   receipts
~arrd_dlsbuisenientsri90S'"T_r-   ;
f -Receipts.'
*.    ' 1    * ,.     ■■        \
Received fiom unions	
Received from other.source!:.
* i:
9 7.-.
I CO
$ 504 .
Dlsbui.scinents. * *-
Sundries
ll.ilnnce..
\l.
...$ 41,0 79
..     IJ 46
I' $ 001 21
JOHN .1. COWDEROY,
, Accountant.
RALANCE SHEET.
Trades and Labor Council,  l')02.
S    Assets.
O'Rilen,. C.  T,
C   H.
Bartley.
I   Audit'ng—A   T. Wilson, C. Lee. B. A
Bates. ' ,
Organization—-F.
Hlltonj A. Cheirill.
Grievance—W., J. Dickenson,
Thompson, J. Hargie.
Parliamentary—E.,Harptir,.G.fAdams1
G. F. Pound^ AV. Geoige, F." Williams,
J. Mortimer, D. Roblnsorr.'J. J. Harrison, J. Sully, J. G'.'Davidson.
' Municipal—J. Soper, G. Catliros", G.
Dottney, J. Crow, A. Leah.    (
A delegate leauested that'the Fen-
some Ele\atoi Company, Toronto, b3
communicated aw ilh re E. Cook, who
ls unfair in labor.
The seeietaij was Instiuctcd to *iilte
the city council asking for an 'appro;
priatlon cf $1,000 [01 the Laboi D.iy
celcbrat!pn..rjf ,.jn ' ;;'- >,
''Iti was resoh ed] th'at tho ,t munleipnl
committee intert leu A'd. Macpheiocn
,and,Morton legarding tho cstabl'sh'ng
of a civic labor bureau.
A committee was appointed to draw
up a sot of ciuostlons to subm't'to. the
unjons legauling federal unions.
The municipal committee "was Instructed to lake up tho matter of keeping the cltj llbiaiy open on Sundaj,
and report to the next meeting.
.',' GET^ON .THE VOTERS' LIST.-*'   ■!,
Hu'ldlng .ind lot	
Cash In bank	
Union accounts Jn'i.ild .
Liabilities
?7*.00 00
.   JO I O't
.    ■■'in jn
$S-"j' -'I
ORIENTALS IN*  UESTAUJIAN I'S.
Down in, Poi Hand oiganlzed labor is
waging Mgoious w.ufaie agalnbt Japanese and Chlnebe lestaurants and
laundiies. It is a Iumcntablc fact,that
these Oriental institutions thri\e largely upon the ii'.tionnse of .workingmen
—and still moie lmientable that maiij
of these woiklnginen are unioi) (we
came very neai sajing "men") members. Mongolian testauiaiit and laundry proprletois pay theii laboi 'so
small wages, and are content'wltli such
-*  ' *'    "     1 '     £ r
meagie profits, that.white men cannot
compete'with ^them.   It Js"  therefore
ncceEsar>-that_v liitc cooks, waiter,** and
* '     1 *-     *-
Utundiy employee do what tliej   cup
to'ilrlie Jups and Uiinoe out of Iho^e
lines of   busliusi.   The   unionists   of
Portland are di'ng_ just what thoic'of
S-e;'tle otg'it to ''i —bowing ilie wo'k-
Ins ;iooplc lli'^ thv v aMcns cinrol do
b.*t, ,*.;e>_H the f.M..ie. -w U ml in'.oii
Izc them    \s'i l'o'd.t'i.il no se'.i-icit' t-
I'lS  uiilo'i  i.uin—'ore  who  undcist i.idi
the in-'iu!i> o-. ur uu onltrii—will ent  l.i
'.11 ,oilentul   tL5t.'Mi..i,l    01     '.end    ll'*-j
clothe- 10 lii oiloi'til laiiudiv, we mild'
lint sud' .1 ni .ii Is lot cut Hod 10 union
1: on.ucrHi |>    Vnln.iUni    stniuis,    .1   It f
standi) fo: ,ir> inlng, foi  slun t houis o,
labor   .nnl     i,ood     ^wages;    Hie    Jap
icsfiui.inlK'.ii ,i.nl Illy Clilnesi'|inni,u>-
iiuii   riiinil   Lei   low   wig"*<    and   i'
hoLis, theiefore the union mail ctull!-
** *
lits    lilm ill    In    iiiitionl/.iiig    .um —
, Un'ou-llei • "i	
i ORGANIZATION BOOMING.
At the Inn m"etlng of tiie ll.in.ers'
Mortgage o*. building 2710 00]
Stock nceoinit, 1211 *-linres sold , ills 00
Stock   account,   H2   shares   ic- * union there weie nine applications le-
dcemed '...,. IS.' 00 celved for membei.shlp. These aie [r-in
Stork account, not Issued.. .   .'   2070 00 thc ptopiletorfc and employees of shops
Piotit and k»i account    71il  "- that In the past have been without tli •
$S.'ll 2') 'olds of tie union.
JOHN 3. COWDEROY.
1        1 .Accountant
GET ON THE VOTERS', LIST.
p strike^ at mm.
\* 'j 1 Tf,   •
To tbe Editor ol TiiEilMDSi'X.SDtKT.i
, Sir,—The meujjura bo^s w 01 king In
and around tlie mine's'and mice o\ens
of the Clow's HesUPuss Coal company
>    '    ■ HM-i)i|i  -     tM
•UtiMorrissey.VMJohel 'and Feinic,    all
„   .. * n »Mi*i ti"}1 ■»
caitie out onlstrlke oii Uie morning of
, 2-     \i.J a<r>,- : '■/
Februaiy 11th, and there is not a wheel
.turning In either of the thiee camps.
In'Feinle the men and bojs have been
forking undei protest .since August 4,
1902. The public ut-large are more or
'loss acquainted with these gi lev .luces.
'Just one month and four days afier
'the,blg explosion of May 22nd In which
1,10'mcn and ,boys were killed—because
cpa'l Is mlnecr7 for profits -instead of be-
.lng,mined for use—John H. Tonkin,
who, by tbe way, came ' direct from
Pennsylvania,- U. -S. A., after tlie explosion to fill tho position of general
manager for, the Qrow's Nest Pass Coal
company, and, without consulting his
employees, imposed upon them one ex-
tia half hour undei ground, or, in other
."words making it nine limits fiom bank
to bank, Instead of eight from bank to
bank, as it had been previous to his
corning heie, ond as it is In every other
coal mine in British Columbia. The
men were foiced to strike or submit to
The Imposition.
After a six weeks' sti ike, and on August 4th, the Gladstone Mlners'"XTnion
No. 76, of the Western Fedeiation of
Miners, enteied into an agreement with
Mr. Tonkin on behalf of the C. N. r.
Coal company and clause five of that
agreement In pait'ieads as follows. "If
at the expliat.on of two month.? fiom
date of this agreement the union .shall,
signify In willing to tht company,
after a voto by ballot among the employees employed by the company under ground, that they-are dissatislled
with tlie extia, time "underground, the
company lieiebj.agiees that this agicement shall be nt un end, and thereafter a daj's work shall consist of one
eight hour shift" The day that they
signed tills agieement Mr. Tonkin told
the committee thut lie'intended In the
neai futuie to di.iw.np a scale of pi Ices
wliich he wanted the committee to sign
on behalf of the ^ni'oii .Heassuied Uie
'committee thq,t he would not cut pi ices,
or, In other words, that the pi Ices
would lcnialn us thej who v lien bo
came here The day following U13
signing of this agi cement'lie submitted his «eale of pi Ices to the union, ind
to the suipnse of all concerned theie
was a geupinl cut of fiom five to
twenty per cent.    Of course, the union
Refused to S gn It
But what could they do,' Thej had
pledged theii woid of honor to tiy the
new sjstem for Iwo months, Thej
w'ent to woik" undei piotest of priefs.
At the expiiatlon 01 the two months
tlie union took the \ote by ballot,
which lcsulted as follows: Thiilj-ihree
for the new sjstem, who, by the way,
were laigely petty bosses of the company,'', and 129 votes to letuin to thu
old sjstem. The union notified Mr.
Tonkin ln wilting that they wished to
leturn to the old sjstem and he wholly
ignoied theli notice'. S-'t'i-tlon six ol
the agieement loud in pint .us follows.
"There 'hull be no discrlmlnatljn bj*
tne cornpanj against anj of the, miners
as woiking men emplojed by the company pievious to the lnauguiat'on of
the strike." This the company his almost wholly Ignoied, and many 11 good
man left the camp rather than allow
the_union_!to getJntn_tiouble_ngliting
this case. At Monlssey thej have been
working under u protested wage scale
since the middle of October, 1001, of 40
cents 11 ton for d'gglng coal, unJ <om-
panj' stoips to deal '11, if I am coiicct-
ly informed That is the lowest price
ever paid 101 digging coal on the continent-of Anieilcn. At Mlrliel.'nlfere
ever j thing Is owned by the compuny,
e\co|it the C P li l.illwaj tiack,,ihe
union men. In oidei tn hold Hull
meet ngs have to walk about tlnee
miles c
To the Woods,
wheie,   lu  .111   old  logging  cnnip,   w'ith
neither  doois nor windowb.   The company has  posltlvelj     icfw-ed    lo 'rent
them a place to hold llieli  nietlngs In
The company stoics aie nt the mine-)
In all the tlnee camps, and none otheis
aie  illowot"    Men and bovs nie killed1
01 eiippli"! i.Iinost d.illj In thoic 111 nu-*. 1
It  would  take columns to ennuniciate
•ill the gi lev nines In  III" tine; cimps.
I do nut liietcnd  lo give them nil  iu
this letlei, but ineiely to mention a Jew
so you will be able tn see that the cm-1
ployees of.the Crow's Nest Pass Coal
III     •  II •    ,ll\     III   'JO'.II  iv tiling to-   .I'l'
• ■•    1      • >   -o f.i ';e      I>r.t u'.l ,,t'ilv   '
t':U.,    'v.   ' »v     lien voilvii'r'i i.i"*  I
protest, with the hope that they could
adjust tin.li gilevanccs without a
sti Ike (Knowing that to win a strike
nil tluee camps must sti Ike together,
and In that way shut off the toal sup
ply, and close down the amelteis of
'West Kootenay, besides all the quartz
mines, which would thiovv thousands of
oui felllow workmen out ot employment and practically stop thc wheels
of luilustrj-. Realizing all this the
'employees of the C. N. P. C. company
have done everything In their power
dining these long months they have
been working under protest ln order to
get the company to adjust their grievances without a strike. All persons are
nsked to keep away from the Crow's
"Nest valley until notice is given by the
district union and the Western Federation of Miners thrt the sti Ike is off.
I C. M. O'BRIEN.
_» Fernle, B. C, Feb. 16, 1903.
VICTORIA TRADES
° AND LIBOR COM!.
' FEDERAL UNION CONVENTION.
On February 17th a convention of the
federal unions was held. Eighteen le-
presentatives were present representing the different federal unions of the
city.
T. H. Cross, of the Postal Emploj tes,
was chosen chairman, and Mr Mar-
shallsay appointed secretary. The
chalrmun, after a few appropiiate re-
mniks, called upon the secietary to explain the objects of the convention.
Mr. Maishallsay said that the objects
of the convention weie to unite moie
closely tho federal unions of the province to consolidate the funds foi pio-
tective purposes. On account'of scattered portion of the federal unions and
tlie difficulty of getting assistance in
time ot need, Federal union, No. 23, is
sued a call to all federal unions in the
cltj for the purpose of discussing the
following pioposltlon: The establishment of 11 provincial federal union with
power to -impose a per capita tax on all
members in good standing, the pioceeds
to be devoted to protective purposcs.'or
in other words a strike fund.
The foimatlon- of a committee to
fnime by-laws as to the scope of the
provincial federal union.
That a convention of provincial federal unions be called eveiy year.
Delegates fo be gl\en to each un'on
according""to ' meiiibeislilp"- In 'good
.standing. 1
That no political issues be discussed
In the piovlncl.il federal union.
A geneial discussion on these line-,
for .ind against took place, resulting
In a motion by Mr. Baker, seconded bj
Mr. Palmer, 'that the, opinion ol'the
convention i.s that the Trades and L'i-
bor Council be uiged to take up this
question and Impose a per capita tn\
on all unions afiiliated with the bodj
to be devoted exclusively to strike
benefits."
An amendment was made ' by Mr
Maish.illsaj', seconded by Mi. Sullj*.
"that the opinion of this convention is
that a provincial federal union shall be
established In Vancouver." "
The amendment was lost and the motion earned, the vote being 6 to 11.
Adjourned. '
Mi. Cleoigp Dales, who far the past
few jeai~ had been sub-editor of the
Winnipeg Voice, has arilvcd In this
city and Is now editoi of the Western
Socialist. The Voice saj'h of him,
and' its recommendation ought to be
gilt-edged: "He ls a forcible writer
on socialistic questions and at the
a.imo time is a practical eo-opeinting
sj'inp.ithlzcr with the worker oiganlzed
to-be Uer-hh-condltlon-under-the-pie-
valllng capitalistic » bj-stem, and in
leaving Winnipeg he has the good
vvlslns and goodwill of as laige a elide of fi lends amort; the vvorkeis as
.1*1 j one could wish for, In which thc
Voice staff most coiflnlly Join." The
Independent extends a hearty welcome
to Mi- Dales, and wish hlni eveiy success In hls.nevv field of operations
In Engl mil they are giave'y discussing the puichaue nf the C.iiiiidi.i'i
Noitheiii by the Grand Tiunl.. This
f-hows mo'o tliii'i anything cl-e hovv
p.ilntull-1 Ignorant of Canadian affalis
Eiihlislinnii aie Such a move would
moan that Maekeiv/le lc Mann Intended
iPtliiiig from the railway business,
."id inn^equcntlv, fiom the iiii'vvnv
•-ub-dilv lm«Ini\ss. Mackenzie Ac MnnPi
,vill go out of the subsidy-minting
•-'jine vv in-ii n P.ul'tinent Is elected
tliat will qi.int no mire subs d'"?. '1 I'l
tbat tl.no Matl^'i/lc & Mann 1.111 .ra'*.e
more nioiiev building end bonding rnil-
waj's, and, Incidentally, collecting sub-
sidles, than thev can In sny other line
of business, nnd thev aie both too
young to lPtlre vet aw hile —Telegram.
GET ON THE VOTERS' LIST.
Labor at Victoria has taken a boom
since the last municipal elections, as
may be witnessed at Wednesday
night's meeting of the Trades and Labor Council' of t'hat city. Twenty-two
unions were represented by 33 delegates, and the proceedings throughout
were marked with harmony and
earnestness, eveij'one trying to do his
little best for the cause. "When President Bolden took the cliaii everyone
was ln his place, and all got down to
business. It maj' be mentioned that the
council has moved Its place of meeting
to thc large hall, where ample accommodation ls found for delegates and
spectators. „
Credentials were received from F. AV.
Wood, H. B. Mlddleton and Chas.
Thornton, of the Amalgamated Socletj
of Street Railway Men".
The following resolution, making The
Independent the official oigan of the
Council, vvas carrlud unanimously.
0 "Where.!'—Theie Is   evidence   of •
* the necessity of nn offleial organ *
* for the purpose of discussing and *
* making public matters pertaining *
* to tia-dcs unions and labor In gen- *
'- eral °
* "Whereas  — The       Independent *
* Printing Company,  publishers of *
* a pilrelj  non-paltls-fin newspaper, "
' which  ls stiictlj   devoted,  to  the °
* Inteiests  of organized   labor  and/ *
* endorsed, by  the Trades, and La- •
0 bor   Council   of A'aneouver.   has *
* placed its columns at the disposal *
0 of oiganlzed labor of Victoria. *
* "AA'hereas—The   " accentnncp     of *
* such kindly offer will be pioduc- *
* tlve of a groat good to organized •
'" labor in A'lctona and the neigh- *
* boilng    city   of     V"ancouve>r   by *■
* bringing the union-,    of ,the said *
* cltles\in  closer louch    with eacn '
0 other.                                t                   A
* "Resolved—That  the  Tiades ami '
* Labor'Council or A'lctoria accfcpt •
«   the kind  offer tendeied  by  The
1 1 it. ,,        ■**
"  Independent ;■ Printing ■ Company   c
•"and  thaf'Tlie'-lndepeniint, pub- .*
* llshed ■ In .the' cltj-_ of'•yancouv er,   *
* be considered  the  official organ   "
«   of this Council and as'such're-   *
* celve  official  endorsement." *
* *
*****    ***    *******
The executive committee lepoited on
thiee subjects: The Garment Workers'
label, 'non-union conductors on the
street railvvaj*, and the coming mining
convention. The recommendation of the
committee, asking that the flist two
clauses of their report be left open, vvas
adopted.
The committee reported that Mr
Mortimer Lamb, secretary of the M'n-
Ing Association, had given assurance
that if workingmen to the number of
one bundled attached themselves tothc
association, they would be a'lowed 'five
delegates at the coming convention After a long discussion the iritter vv-s
left*with those vvho had c'reulated pa
pers for signatures Some 60 signatures vvere on the papers and vvere increased by many of the delegates signing.
The legislative committee outllnsd
Its programme for the futuie 'which
was, bileflj', watching lfg'-l ih" • <
the Interests of the workers, to petition the provincial government to abol
Ish-the" $200 quallflcatlon-for cand'datei
at the provincial elections; to have-the
Land Ta-v. Act amended so as to malfp
the taking up of rand less etpens ve
nnd to endeavor to have the pioiertv
qualification for aldermen done aw hi
vvith. The council approved of tlu
outlined policy of the committee.
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The orgnnlz'ng committee     reported
that their   etfoits   to i-O'ginl/c    t->_
Teamsters'   Union   hud   not   mil   with
success,   that  the    Leather     Workct
union  hnd  been  formally  Instituted  -
branch of the internitlomil body; ,iiid
that a branch of the St?nmshl mien'
union hud been foinied bj the pres'dont
of'that oignnlzatlon.
A coniirun'cntlon fioni'f'c Toinn*
Trades und Labor Council rsked Cor
co-ope"iatlon in having the 1 n'Li: libel
on-Ietter-cnrrleis' boot1-. A lOiiiinit-
tee will nsk thp l"cal M *"'- l" "-"
their cffoits to this end.      1' •    *
label !*• nov> attached U the m "•>.' •i--
of the postmen. * ,
A communication from the Jonmej-
meii Plumbers' un'on"  requested    fie,
good ssrvlqes of thq- Council towards!
Inducing thc firm of A..& J. WP'on to'
adopt the S-hour* day,'which had 1 eVn
accepted oy  lhe other local pluiibmg
firms.    The matter was'referred to tire
Building Tiades committee.
It was decided to place the secretary
and treasurer under bonds. The request came from the, piesent officers..
The question of calling a publ'c meeting to discuss foreshore lights, fish
traps and a lullway tq thc North end
of tlie Island vvas considered. A committee vvas appointed to take the matter up and if it'was found that sufficient Interest was manifested by the
workingmen generally to take steps for ,
calling a public mass meeting.
"W. J. Fullerton' and AV. A. SmltH
vvere added to the committee on the
segregation tof Chinese at publio
schools.
A committee vvas appointed consisting of a delegate from each of the
building trades? for the purpose of effecting the formation of a building
trades council, to promote such unity
and sentiment of action among the
building trades that will better serve
the interests of organized labor.
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A FALSE DERPATCH.
The current issue of the AVinnipeg
Voice prints the following regarding
a false despatch telegraphed all over
the Dominion* and calculated to Injure*
liulnay  emplojees of  that  city:
"A telegraphic report, vvhieh bears-
every evidence of being deliberately
falsified In regard to the recent fcettle-
ment of the C. N.' R. sti ike, has been,
sent out from AVinnipeg The first
repoits sent out immediately after the
tettleinent weie substantially cor-
lect, and no complaint could be made
about them ' A few* days later, however, the additional account was cent
out ns-.i new ,dlscoverj of fail. and.
this later or false account eithei attracted exceptlone lly wiile attention
or else was vviied to a most unusual
number Of* points, (or vve have found
it in neoLilj* all the papers, daily ori
vvee'kly, from the west and the far
east.     The despatch Is as follows:
" 'Winnipeg, Feb. 2.—It   has  Just de-
veiopod that one of the conditions in *
connection with the recent settlement
of the Canadian Northern 1 machinists
and other employees,Ms, that the'Order,,1
ol the United Brotheihobd of Railway
Employees  ls  to  be  hereaftei   totally
Ignoied, and the different blanches returning    to    work    have   signed    an,
agreement    vvith    the    company that
they vv ill not become members of   the
United'Brothcihood of Railway    Emplojees either now or heieafter. M.*nj-
ot   them  have    resigned  „from  their
membeishlp.' '
"This despatch Is not meant to affect the situation In AVinnipeg o- dlstiict, it is calculited to dKu-edit and.
weaken the U B i! 12, where it is
not known so vve'.l It is not Ime that
the different blanches have j,lgned an.
agieement vvMli the, con.pa.iy that
they vvlllSiot become members, of the
United Bi othei hood of Ra.way Employees.     It is false.
"It is not Hair tl-.it mtfi.j', of them,
nive resided 'rom theli mc-nber^hip.
It is talso
','The development lefened 10 that
the Brothel hood Is to be hereafter
totally Ignoied sinply mo ins that
thc ngrecr-enl1- hive been ir-ade between the employees of the different
departments and th" C N. R eom-
■i.iiij'. as ls th» c.istnm ln Blmilar
igreements on atbc- loads.
"V.'c vvo'ald teii'e-t all cxcliaiges   to -
*.-kc  notice   of   'hi1-   matter, a"d  give
The-report-lb—!' -dl.ecl At-polnts -
where there ar-* local dlvlsi'i^s of the
I'ntheiliorc* people were not long' deceived, for In 'ua'.y instances thc of-
ners wired '1 lo A'ice-f-residcnl
G-.ult, or the, L* 1". R. E, nr to this
office,1 for co.uir.n.itlon 01 du*. il. In
other places thijgh organised laboi
will have to laol*'rni fail play lo those
Journal, tint we.e made thc medium,
ot convevrng I'be lnfoim.it.on to net
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llunlsed-, ef 'iN.icis h-ve been,
biou-iht iicifs^ l',e line bj fie American conf'actT-1 "1 '.he l.ill..*,v fiom
Cloverdi'e to 01 .thon, and If there-
I* anj thing Unit ein- be done' about
It, the loci vvovklrg.iien who havo
been enquiring into the miltfr have
not been nble to set the machinery in
motion. Possiblv someone ivbi has
kept track of ish AA'illlam W-ilock'.s
achievements on behalf of labor will
come forwaid with an effective plan oJ
campaign-—Columbian.
J A.*DaVid»on corner Cambie and
Cordova-Sis,' n'ttic place wh;rt jou
get jour h i *.• -rl l-i an arti.tlc ir.anner,
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UUVl.W£2 THE INDEPENDES r:  SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21, U��  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISHED    WEEKLY  IN  THE INTERESTS OF THE MASSES  THB INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  BASEMENT     OF     FLACK      BLOCK,  HASTINGS STREET. VANCOUVER, B. C.  BUHSCHIPTIONS  IN  ADVANCE.  A week. 3 cents; month, 15 cents; thre��  months,  33 cents;  six months, Co cents;  one jear. JI 25.  ENDORSED BV THE TRADES AND  LA1IOR COUNCIL, THE VANCOUVER LABOR PARTY AND THE  BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL.  The Independent can always be had  at Galloway's book store, arcade.  SATUIU-AY.  .I-'EHIM'ARV 21. 190.)  VICTORIA ENDORSES.  AVe are pleased lo announce that The  Independent lias been made lhe official  organ of the Victoria Trades and Labor Council. Tlle lime- has eome when  labor mii'-l have its own mouthpiece In  order taht ll mny discuss trades-union  affairs, and labor In geneial. and this  fact is emphasized liy the action ot the  above-1lamed body. I.aboi lnu-t take  lhe public Into us confidence II It Is  to make pi ogres. We in W u Oliver  are dliectly lnicii.-sli.il In Vic.ol i.i labor ciiclet-,, and tbe fact lh.it the doings  -nt the capital will nuw be innde known  through The Independent will be much  -appreciated by V.iiicouvci-ltes. in  passim; we might suggest that a live  parliamentary cuiiiniitiee will watch  labor legislation nl llie legislature nud  report thereon from time in time. The  comnilltee would be on the ground and  vvouid be in a position to do most el-  fociivc work for lnbor throughout the  provir.ee by using lhe columns ol this  paper. The Independent will be represented by b.itb Mr. Jones, of tlle  labor buieini there, nud Mi. <.'. Maple-  ion, secret.nj* ol the Victoria Laboreis-  Protectlvr* union. a:nl delegate to the'  Tiadts  nml  J.'il-oi- Council.  pendent upon Ihe mining Industry,  great hardship l�� bound to follow. Yet  with ull these lessons, which are being  repeated from year to year, our people  ihrougli the government give away with  a lavish hand our national assets, that  the latter may become a club In the  hands nf our enemies with whicli to  play us.  A desire M'tinn lo exist among the  politicians for a provincial election. It  Is very questionable whether this vvouid  be of nny benellt. Each politician has  n small party of bin own and lt is not  likely tlmt nny one of tliem would have  enough lollovvers to carrj' on the affairs of government. The lesult would  be another hybrid combination like that  at present In power. And this-, Indeed,  Is not desli.-ible.  Kter. Lowei-y In his claim created  bald fellings with Mary McLane.  Mnry evidently bus n pull at Ottawa  nnd now the Claim Isn't in It���lhe  malls.  Tluee years ago the AVorld opposed  nnd ilie Province supported the Dead-  man's Island "job," but now it is diffcient.   Clmiige of proprietors probably.  Tlieie is some tulk of establishing n  tenipeiance paper lu Winnipeg. The  production and consumption of ryes  must   be on  the Increase there.  iu  w a ki  v ei y  South America when anybody  s up in .the morning not feeling  well they start a lebelllon.  The past week has rflveu our citizens  an opportunity lo get their skates on-  liquid and otherwise.  A moral wave bus struck Seattle and  the ciy of "hit nie" Is heard no moie.  lil-.T ON THE VOTERS' LIST.  A beautiful'JlluMiailiin of our Miotic  iaxat ou --ysiein is that of the case  where .Mr. Kegels was nsso.-sal S|ii,fl!W  on his house, nnd 'vhleb was 1 educed  ta $20,000 b.v Judge Drake. Mr. lingers  had the public spliii and enterprise In  spend n large sum in thc erection n]-  a lioine for hlui'-elf. thereby helplni; to  create a high value for Uie siii'munil-  Jng land, which -t would uoi othe. wise  have attained. Wlihlu u block of his  residence a number of lots are held b.v  people in the e.isi who have nn Intention of building���just waiting till oth"r  peoplo give value lo their property.  There nre hundreds of lots thinughout  the elty held m the same manner. Can  anj-lhlng be done In correct these evils-.'  Cerlnlnlj-, but not by the calibre of men  whom we too often elect to ibe clly  council. Aid.'Macpherson and Mm ton  showed the rest of them* the way. but  they wouldn't loilow, for the reason  that they are Ignorant on these questions and vvill not take the tiouble io  study them., A gradual elimination of  taxation on improvements would slowly but surely destioy the spcliulallv'e  value of land and no one will gainsay  tho fact but what this vvouid be of Immense benellt to A'ancouver.  'A large number of workingmen did'a  great deal of kicking during the last  election because tbey were not on ihe  voters' list. Had they been registered  theie would probably have been a different story to tell. Now tbey bnve an  opportunity In get on the list, and as  theie Is a provincial election In sight  if they haven't got a vote they should  keep their lace closed.   Thc-sirike.auFernie,. HLlt_coiitlniies,  will undoubtedly be far-reaching In lis  effect.   The smelter will close for wnnt  t ot cake, the mine will be Inoperative  because lis oie cannot be smelted, with  the lcsull that the miners' and smelter  operatives' purchasing power will be  reduced, nnd therefore the merchant  and trader's business will be curta'led,  and as everyone In the Intei lor is rte-  IIILL ON   LAIJOIl  UNIONS.  A. leeeni New York despatch s.ij'.s  thai after brlclly discussing the anti-  tiusi law and the proposed department  of commeice. Jiiincs .1..HII1. piesldent  of llie Northern Securities eonipanj*.  raid: "As labor unions klllleil Iii'lus-  til.ll England, so aie thej* destined lo  bring about n ginve Iiuaneial reverse  In llie Hulled States, and llie country Is  swiftly nppioaohing that crisis. It may  come in a j-e;u ; il may be deferred until lhe pi'esldential,j-c*ar, but 11 is bound  to cume." Mi. Hill denied tl.itly, nut  depieciallngly. lhat. as tbe average  person believe.* ,tlie United States Is the  lending manufacturing nation, and Is  rapidly gathering to Its bosom the markets of the entire world. This inisap-  piehi-nslon. he averred. Is the result of  the fact that <>ver:oin.- Industrial vlc-  'toij the country .-els up a louder shout  than England, Germany or France  makes over a dozen. "Tlicre seems to  be loo much confident <-. in the ability  ol ibe country Io walk right ahead of  all otlier countries In lnanufacliiring,"  riiiiilnued Mr. Hill. "The country can  do It. but not without trouble, and nol  without changing Its present course.  It Is, indeed, n ginve crisis vve are appi onching. nllliougli few* serin lo' appreciate It. A tew yeais may see the  elosing of inaiij factories and the  throwing out of work of hundreds of  thousands ot men. We have been reaping the harvest and the reverse is coming. How* quickly vve recover from it  will depend largely on who I.s at lhe  head or the country when the break  (ome.s,"  The foregoing is taken from tho  dally press, Just ns it appeared. James  .1. Hill is not moie dense than other  people. He sees that tlie Inevitable rein tlmi Irom lhe "good times" is nearly  due. Instpad of attilbullng ll lo the  same cause as previous "Ilnancial revel sc-s" he has .some purpose to serve  In charging It against organized labor.  CURRENT OPINION-ALL SORTS.  Grits Scared. ,    -  i *  Chris.  Foley  gave the grit machine  a bad-scare In Burrard, but he failed  to land the prize.   His running will inspire the grits to heed the wishes of the  west will tickle the tories to think they  had  sense enough  to stay out of  the  mess, and will show the labor men Just  how strong they are.���Siocan Drill.  "Joe" Still Lives.  The llrst necessity of a well-regulated   funeral  Is a peaceful corpse.    The  L'lurler-Slfton   liberals     huve    plotted  the political demise of Joseph   Mnrtln  on frequent occasions, but they Invariably planned the obsequies before seem lng the deceased.   Fighting Joe's le-  eent   utterances on Oriental    exclusion  foi eeust  the  fact  that   he   will   be  un  awful live man and the Chinese question  will  be nn    Intensely    live    Issue  when    the     dominion     election    time  swings round again.���The Paj'stienk.  Oriental Exclusion Deferred.  Whni Joseph Martin told the liberals  cf  New    Westminster    recentfy    that  'there  Is no ledrcss but  to bring the  federal government to time, no matter  which paity happened to be in power,  by unmistakable political    action,"  he  spoke the nude and sawedged tiuth on  the Oriental    question.    By    defeating  Chris.   Foley  the electors    of liurrurd  have   deferred  Oriental    exelirn'on   for  two years.���The Paystreak.  GET ON THE VOTERS' LIST.  HUGH M'EACIIEItN   DROWNED.  ���ilugli-M('Knchein,-ii-llneinan-1n-the  employ or the West Kootenay Power  & Light conipan.v, was diowned In the  Kootenay river at Bonnlngtnn last  Thuisday nioiii'ng. He fell Into the  river while engaged in repairing the  line. Mr. MeEachern was a resident  of Kossland, a miner, and was a member ot Itosslnnd's .Miners' union. His  home was In Nova -Scotia.  ^������������������������������^-^������������^ ������������������������������������������������  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  VOTE AS A'OU STRIKE.  To (lie Kditor ol Tick Isdkpkkdknt:  Sir,���I will ask the employees of the  C. N. P. Coal company if, at the next  piovincial election, they will vote ns  tliey strike, or will they do as they  have always done, vote to maintain thc  system that they strike against.  Srlkes are a damnable thing, and aie  always detrimental to both employees  and employers-, community and countiy, only in so far as thej' aie educational, and 1 hope tills strike will educate the employees nf tbe C. N. P. Coal  company to recognize the class Inn-rest, in order to be a good union man  they must become class conscious, politically a.s well ns Industrially, and, n*-  Father Haggerty says, the union lhat  does not lecognlzc this fact I.s meiely  a small capitalistic organization. Yours  truly, C.   M.   O'HKIEN.  Feriiie,  II. C, Feb.  12,  1110:1.  WHAT IS A LAHOR REPRESENTATIVE?  To the ftll'ior of Tiiu1ndi:i'Knhksi:        >  Sir,���The above Is most'Important ilt  the present juncture, when labor is  threatened on nil sides, t know a case  where a professional man who had  spent many yeais of his life in trying  to iinpiov'e the conditions of labor, was  eventually refused lecognitlon as a labor representative. The niiijorltj of  lhe irade unionists said, "What does  lie know about labor,?" Many mlddle-  <biss and professional men nie more  sincere than many of those who have  felt the pinch of hunger. Are we to  exclude middle-class and professional  men from labor rc|u-e.sentatlonV Personally, I think it would be a narrow-  m'nded and ill-advised pollcj-. What Is  a labor reprenentative? FAKIR.  Vancouver, H. C��� Feb. 20, 190:1.  DRYSDALE'S  170   Cordova    St.,   Vancouver.  We reach wherever the malls  reach.  .009  �������  At -this spuson'.of lhe year'vvv are.'placlng In stock  -every-' week-'targe-  quantities ot new.and NORBY'SUITS'for men, youths and children.; :We can  (It   ull  sizes���tftll.��slender  men";  short' or tall stout  men; In  fact,, Ull ��� alien ,W  fiom the child up to the man who tukes a �� or 46 Inch chest.   The patterns are "  neut stripps, checks or plain mixtures.   The loud effects are conspicuous by :--  their absence from thc outfit of well-dressed men this   season.   .ThejJilgh-  grode suits we aie showing are of the very  best Imported  twee'ds  and  worsteds, ranging In price at $12, tl3, *18 to *32.   At these prices vve enn save you  from ���"�� to *.* per suit, when you take flt, workinan.sblp nnd quality Into con-;  skh-rn.tion.   AVe Invite you to make comparisons, atPwe are not afraid of-the  icsult.  CLUBB   &   OTEWiftf,  ��ti  Telephone 702.  309 to 315 Hastings, St. W.  *1 0^00090000 ������^���������^����������������*>�������� ��������������������  O  .  *  WHAT'S TIIE USE  n  n  (I ' ���  t   ot hurrying about buying Lifo Insurance so many men think and say. At  least two  strong reasons are: Go od  health is uncertain;   increased cost  is  certain  9  n  n  o  <��  *  9  9  9  9  v  n  <>  n  <���  tt  n  <���.  The biggest Sale  of Silverware  ever put on in  Vancouver  is now taking plac.  at Trorevs.  from  lie Daily I'npurs are  tiny lo <lny.  telling  llu;  story ami  <|iioting tlie prices  9  Tbe Jeweler and   Diamond  Merchant  , COB. GRANVILLE AND HASTINGS STREETS.  Official Watch Inspector of the C. P. B.  9  n  n  n  o,  <���  <��  n  <��  tl  o  n  n  il  il  o  DEPARTMENT OP LABOIt.  ' The seeoixl annual report of the de-  paitinent of labor for the j-onr ending  June :10th, 1H02, has Just been publlsh-  td. During the"year the Intervention  uf I lie department In disputes under  the conciliation .act vvas .sought in  eleven cases. Currying out the fair  wage resolution or the house of commons, 11)00, the following departments  are now- Including the fair wage schedules In some of lhelr contracts, lists of  whioirh re"glven in"?!liTTejioFf:���PlililIe  works, railways, murine and llsherles.  post olllce, mllltla and defence. There  were seventeen complaints of nou-pay-  ���ment of current rales, all of which  were investigated. Pour of the.se complaints were from Nelson, u. <;., one on  the armory construction and three on  the post olllce. The post olllce complaints vvere not disposed of'at end of  llsi-ul year. On Ibe armory the- con-  tiaclnr was ie<|iilrcil to comply with  the requirements of the alien labor law.  .THK EIUTOI.'S DREAM.  "I'm hluck for cop-f" the llditor said,  ���'There's not un Idea Inside my bend,  My whiskers I've lugged und my hull* I've toro,  I've rallied my liriiins Iill my neck is sore;  lint my pun lies silent, my eouI Is dumb,  Fur illvil >i tlionglil lo my mlud'll come."  "I'm slut k for enpy," tlio Kdlur sighed,  "Tlicre Isn't a luplc I haven't trlei",  I'rom the tigerish stories of bloody w nr  To the new brass kno.irfor the town bull door;  The Federal tariff's had copy In stacks  Anil I've barked till I'm tired at the income tax;  "And I'm stuck for copy1'���in worn-out rest  Tlie Editor's clilu sunk on to bis chest;  Ills eyelids closed, ami Ills pen fell down  With a clutter sulllelcnt to awaken the town;  Tlie' roof of the olllce danced off Into spucu,  And the w alls foi low cd sul t in a f rollcEomc cbasr(  The gac-Jct flickered nml died, aud the room  Wtf. bathed awhile iu funeral gloom,  Tilt an angel ligure In 5|>otlcs white  .Swept into the phu-e In a blu/e of light,  Anil tliu C'llllur lifted Ills slailled head���  "Vou'ie sluck for copy I" tlie Visitor said.  -* Vou'ic stuck for copv ,'and yet without  Is thu btarvcliug's wail anil the rioter's sboul  In Ibe shadow nf palates, lofty ami grand,  liriin Poverty Ekiilk'tlneugli u smiling land,  While fainting eli'ildrcn cry out for liicail;��� *  And you're stuck for copy!" Uio Visitor said.  "You're stuck for copy, yet day by day  Arc women transmuted from <ioU} to clay.  Front lobes of white and a stainless name  To thc scarlet dress and lhe brand of slianie,  From factory's din to the dlssolute's lied,���   ���  And you're stuck for copy I" the Visitor said.  ������Vou'ic Mil'b for copy! j-et war's grim hand  Has bloodily sml lien a peaeelul land;  While uvei lhe world Inbuilt;- llliiga-  Tlie sombre gloom of his bah fill wings,  You'le slack lor eiipy-."' the Visitor said,  And in shame (lie Kditor boucu his head.  -.Inir>. .Smrii la Brisbane Worker.  What's the uso of waiting might better be said I  UNION MUTUAL   POLICIES  may bo depended upon to protect throughout tha Tarying experiences,   of  human life, to faithfully guard the interests    of tha     insured,  and to bo  promptly cashed whon they become payable.    Values ani privileges abound-  and   aro   conveniently   available.  Detailed facts gladly furnished. ,  After three years the Union Mutual Policies do not tweoino void by failure  to pay premium's, the Main Non-Forfeituro Law without action of the  Policy-holder, continuing the Insurance for a Specified length of time.  O  <>  O  o  <>  <��  n  *>  O  <>  o  o  *>  o  o  o  ti  *  't  >t  if  .���  o-  n  O  '::  <���  u  * ���  Union Mutual Life InsuranceCo <;  PORTLAND, MAINE. Incorporated 1848:  Call or write for particulars and plana '  Head' Office : 419 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  J. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager.    ,  COLIN  CAMERON, Special  Agent.  A  CORNKR HASTINGS AND  CAMB1K  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  New. modern and strictly Crst-claBs;  good samplo rooms; free 'bus. Week  days���lircakfast 7 to 10 a. in., lunch  12 m. to 2 p. m., dinner, 6 to 8 p. m.  Sundays���Drcakfast 7:30 to 10:30 a.  m., lunch 12:80 to 2 p. m., dinner, 5:3a  to 7:30 p. m. Rates $2 and upwards'  per day. HAYWOOD & PRESCOTT,  Proprietors.  Tbe Dougalf House  310-312 ABBOTT STRF.ET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Restaurant and Bar. Breakfast 6 to  10, merchants' lunch 11 to ,2, 25c; dinner 5 to 8, ,25c; lunches put up: east-  era and Olympian oysters; short or*  dors & specialty at all hours;  meal tickets ft; best 25c. meal In the  city.     D. BURTON, Proprietor.'   .  The~  (Jonipnnj*, villainous company hath  been  the ruin of me.���Shakespeare.  \Y*e cannot always oblige, but wo can  always  spcalt obligingly���Voltaire.  Truth' is the summit of bolng; justice  is lhe application of It to affairs.���Emerson.  Sei It down lo thyself as well to  create good- precedents as to follow  tliem.���line-on.  Hvery conquest under the Prince of  War retards the standard of the Prince  of Ponce.���Uus-l-iii.  319  SEYMOUR   STREET,  VER.  VANCOU-  Havlng tho only up-to-dato grill room  in British Columbia, which in Itself Is a  guarantee of a first-class hotel and restaurant. Bunlnc'bs Men's LUNCH, from  12 m. to 2:30 p. m., only 25 cents.  Meeting..  P. O. B.���VANCOUVER AERIE, No. ��,  meets Wednesday' evenings; vlsltlns  brethren welcome.   Bert Parsons, W.  P.; J. G. TTre, W. B��� Arcade.  THERE IS  of Fire or Injorv  Health when you osp  the  CI.EUKS' "AT HOME."  i' ���  Local No. 279, Iti-luil iMvrlc^, gave a  most successful and enjoyable "At  Home" to lhelr many friends In - the  asMoclatlon rooms on Tuesday evening  last. . The early part of the evening  was spent In progressive whist, which  vvas clos-ely computed, Miss l{oblnso(i  and Mj-. XV. J. Uiinrlck winning first  ���prizes; Miss Gardiner and Mr. Lowes  were successful In capturing the booby  prizes. After lefreshments were  served, a well-arranged programme  vvas gone through, livery number  was heartily encored. This brought the  evening to a close, with overj-one expressing, themselves as having a good  time. !  UNION  BAKERIES.  W. I), jtluir,'Mount Pleasant.  Robt.    jilt-Donald,   Avenue  Uaiery,  Westminster Avenue.  Montreal-Hakcry, Westminster avenue.  P.    Adams,    Scotch Bakery, Hastings street-.  ' W. I). Kent, fiG Cordova street.  Toronto  Candy Company,, Cordova  .J ^Obcn .-Hustings-street. ��� __  street.  Alinchcn Co.,  Granville street.  Barnwell Bros., Granville street.  M. McMullen,  Granville street.  IJevvton Bakery, Hastings street.  W.    JIurray,     Filth avenue, Mount  Pleasant.  Non-union List. ���  .J. Dodson,.Hastings street.  ���   F. W.  flARTLB.  Secietuiy  Local  Union No.   1(1,  Vancouver, B. C  Tbe Balmoral  CORNER CORDOVA AND CARRALL  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  Makes a specialty of.Dowar's special  ll<]U0ur, alsocUsher's black label liqueur  whiskey. Largo' stock of imported and  domestic* cigars.- Finest billiard and-  pool tables. R.     B.    MULLIGAN &  CO.,  Proprietors.  | :   GEO. HAY   : |  ���     Vancouver's    Pioneer    Clothes     A  Renovator, mnkes a suit now.      j  ^T Dyeing ^andRepaJringrA  A 210 Cambie Bt., Vancouveb. i  ���������������������������������������  The   price   is, now, '  ���   such that almost everybody can afford it.  ;,Qnce   used, always  used.   Applyrat Of-;" ',  fiee of  y.fifi��mi  ltd;  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  gasoeoeoeooecec  *    DELICIOUS WINE  Made Exclusively fbo'm B. C. Fbuit.  FRESH CUT FLOWERS,  UNION-MADE  DOMESTIC CIGARS.  Whon making a trip around the  ��� Park call on  W. ��. Jones BrEXPur i I  ooMoaeaoseooooooeaoo-aS  Canadian yy  xxy&fr&imvcfA  i m ranis  Hunt, Cumble street.  Morgan, The Tailor, Granville street.  Dan Stewart, Cordova street.  Clubb & Stewart, Cordova street.  W. Murphy, Cordova street.  ' JlfiRae & McDonald, Hastings street,  east.  E. Larsen, Ila-'llngs Street.  J. Carrelll, Cordova street.  Simon & Co., Cordova streot  Johnson & Higgins, Cordova street.  S. McPherson, Cordova street.    '    V  and -  PACIf IC  LANE  World's  Scenic  '   Route  LOWEST RATES.  From Tbeir unnalmo.bouthfleli) and  Protection Irlani) Collieries,  Steamy  Oas  and  Blouse Coal  or the Following Grades:  Doulile Screened I*uxxip,  Runol the Mine,  WeiMlied Nut and  8creealnd��  SAMUEL M. ROBINS, Superintendent,  EVANS COLEMAN & EVANS, .tg'euU,  Vancouver City, B. C.  BEST SERVICE  Train  ' Transcontinental     Passenger  leaves dally nt 14 o'clock.  Seattle and AVhatcom Express leaves  dally  at 8.S0   o'clock.        s  STEAMSHIPS  TO   JAPAN   AND  CHINA...  EMPRESS OF CniNA        'liMC     L  EMPHESS OF INDIA    PEC.   29  TARTAR   IAN.   i-J  TO  HONOLULU,  FIJI  ISLANDS  ANB  AUSTRALIA. '  S.S.     AOUANGI       S.S.  MOANA      MIOWERE      _.  .,  . PEC 12  *. -IAN 9  ..t'EB.   ��  And pvpry tour weeks th��ri>.ii't(>r.  For full particulars ns-to time, rates,  etc.. apply lo '  E. J. COTLE.     ���        JAS, SCI. STF.n.  A. G. P..A. Ticket Ageit  Vancouver, B C,     .28 IliiitHi.^ St.  Vflnpouver. **i.g!  V.',1  vvj  orwwr uTMmnmtoim B&tJ^ifc.U*aatf>ttS&  :SATCRDAIY :PEBRUART 21, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT!  > 1 *  .MHWWTTm^ _  nr*~nn '  ((  mucksh" holds  court:,    ���  Sli',-  -Havlng Incidentally come across  the, following manuscript, I thought It  scorned a very pertinent vision, and  consequently might be worthy of rub  llcation. , It reads as follows: "I  breamed a dieam. In my vision I believed myself to'be upon art Island ln  the midst'of the turbulent waters of  the Gulf of Georgia. Suddenly I beheld  from afar approach'n goodly company  ��� of celestial brings. When they had  reached .the island tliey halted and  held n court around ..the person of. a  deity, wlto seemed to' bei In command  and leverenced by nil. Presently a  herald stood forth, and after blowing a  bloat which shook tho- heavens proclaimed .'that this was tho      '      '    '  Court of Mamucksum,  *' 1    L'-    *-��� -  the'god of Journalism, who'had rcome  .attended by a great company of spirits  .of dead Journalists, even 'including In  his retinue tlio.se   of such   venerable  -founders of the newspapers as i Defoe  and Swift, the genial Steele nnd gentle  Addison,   and  Div Johnson,   and   such  later editors- as Timothy   Anglln and  George Brown, and their object was to  acquire Into tho state of British Co;  lujnbla Journalism; that all the news-  'papers In tlie province must attend and  explain their own courses and expatiate  upon   their   own   viitues.    Upon   the  bearing of this pioclumatlon the editors  attended In the following oidei:  'V        "The Vancouver AVorld,  thinking .to manage .1 >scoop on the  Province, ai rived, stealthily, the "flist.  It explains the Journal's history, how it  lias    somersaulted     throughs' seveial  ��� changes ol politics, having supported  -some of the. most Infamous legislation,  .and Is now come to be owned by a.  -company of lallvvuy piomoteis and saw  mill grafters, whose causo lt Is henceforth bound to, body and soul. As it  leaves the presence it desci les the Province sneaking in nt the side, an'd look-  . ing much chagrined at having missed  :tho, scoop, but vowing inwurdly'that  lt would vilify the "World enough" to  make up foi the sortovv of its disappointment.  "The Piovlnce. !'  ,r X   ' 1  then explains its own doings,-saying  ���is ambition is to become wealthy>und  attain a high social position, to which  It means to sacrifice honor a'nd 'purity  -ind even every vestige of self respect.  To fills end it has 'sold its soul to a  tdevil named Seepeeai, iindtin Its interests it woiks most Industriously, Btoop-  ing to any degrco of flunkcylsm. In  .proving jthls It points to its slanderous  and malicious attacks on "the striking  ���trackmen on the C. P. It., a tew years  back, as well as a. similar course towards the fishermen's strikes on the  Fiaser river. It says, also, that, having read some of the cuirent works of  modern libertines, it tries to Imagine  itself. <broad-mlnded. . This moreover  ���gives it a line opportunity'to advocate  the open door policy ot civic administration, and it nevei misses a. chance  to champion thu cause of the low and  "Vicious. The Piovlnce then withdraws.  ���'Next '   '   '  ,1 The Novvs-Adveitiser  appioaches witli'gieut deliberation and  evidence of high lory authorlly.'-Tt hus .i*  short but high-worded talc of dignllled  jmbei lllty, which Is Inteispeised with  dlgicolons about 'tlie dead provincial  parly. It would have fallen asleep dui-  ing the 1 elation of one of theso'.d'olefiil  tales had It not been leiuinded by a  waggish bystander thut  ll -'as behind  1 as usual, (is the Woild and Piovlnce  had been theie ulieudj, vvheietipon It  lost ils d'gnitv and departed In gieat  ���tifpldatI01P and ��� dIspallv    dls"courslng  ^���������������������0*O*0��e*9*-9*0e  a  ft  .9  ft  m  ft  9  9  e  e  ��.  @  9  a  9  ft  9  " Union is  Strength"��  Tlio' Union   Brand   on  9 Stand-? for all that is  9 Strongest and Best.  9  ��  -iin*���  (LIMITED.) ,   v  MAW'S BLOCK, WINNIPEO, MAN.  .-���. , 0  '.���9o9��0��0e0e0��G��a��9*9��9  sadly upon something about being partly tied-"up" to a corporation. v  "The Ledger's  fairytale representative slipped;by the  NewsJAdvertlseras It was-going out  unnoticed. -When,lt wns Informed that  all the three papers had been there. It  looked snd and murmured something  about Dr. Sanson und Dr. Reynolds being behind the government or the government being behind tliem, and that lt  was no ciuuck journal either, lt could  do .up the News-Advei User .every day  in, the week.  "The boat from Victoria passing lhat  way liad landed near by the<- . ��,���    '  Colonist nnd Times,  who approached the couit In great  haste, each' clamoring ftor a ^hearing,  and'each deslilng to be'heard ..first.  Their address was somewhut'-after the  following dialogue:  "Colonist���I am the great unadulterated bigottcd, Jack-boot-admlrlng tory  organ..  "Times���I am thoipiovlncjal ;boss of  the liberal party. -   '    ������ -���-'-.�� ������>  -'Colonlsl���1 am leaetloiuiry f 1 om the  word "go," and champion the most obsolete torylsm, even out-iiv ailing the  London Times.        " '''    ,,  "Times���Ii am the whole gilt machine  (aside) or 1  would be If it wasn't forJ  9  that d-  ��� Joe.  "Colonist���I huve backed up the most  co'nupt gang of.p'olitlcal swindlers ever  known In Canada, and am owned by  the Duns'mulis nnd am subject to their  demands.  "Times���Have I not hud my share'of  the swag, too? Don't 1 back Bodweli,  tho most notoilous charter monger in  tlie province, the Instilment of every  lallway move, and am 1 not owiied by  'a rich'corporation ns well as the Colonist?  t "Having said -this lliev ' depai ted,  both seeming content as having gained  the* advantage."      ,     ,    ��. .      ,,  "Attention wus then culled to"a cieat-  ure tbat was wilggllng ubout-upoii thc  ground,' and had been trying for some  time to'ntti.iet attention. Seeing him,  the god vv ho by this time was much en-  laged and dlsgusleifat the pusillanimity of our journalism,,cried out In anger: "What tire you, and why do you  come before us In thut postut e?'  " '!,' said Oie creature, 'am  , The New Westminster Columbian. ,  As I cannot iiv.il others in \litue or  ability. I am to out-do tlieni In sen lllty  and shuinelessncss. hence I go nbout as  a-seipcnt, seeking to come ut the heels  of my ndvers.it les.' It then explains! its  existence, saying that'll had once been  a worthy pei son, but when Cox and  Jam-ay hud sent'f20,000 into the coun-  try to defeat Joe .Martin, It had come to  their'service. -It called upon the Almighty to witness If tlieie had been  any depth of dogieilatlon and bit-seness  that It hnd not descended to in,the  cause of Us musteis It bad tried'to  send forth copies of its Ule sheet, without postage, theieby Infringing the'legations, and upon being "tripped 'up,'  It had shown Its chugim by vilifying  the postmaster and ti.\Ing to make a  national gnevdnce- appear lo be, Inflict-  by by Its neglect ol a couple of 'one  cent stamps.     _,,   , ,. ._  "A stillness ensued after the cieiituie  had reused speaking liming which lt  ciepl back and fom mil before the audience, ns trying best to expiess Its  cringing anil sei vile natuie It wns at  last startled by the thunderous tones of  tlio spirit ot Dr. Johnson, who, although  he wiis pleased with the loiylsm of the  leptlle, yel was his noble soul shocked  cruelly at his sycophancy.  '���'Do >ou,' he ci'it-d, lliink the public  Inteiest best -oived Unit' you should  annoy the pai of people bv youi constant whining about vour own petty  affalis? Aie'two oi Unci 'm'splace'd  copies of youi slniideious sheet to be  made burning public questions.' Cany  .vou'r slimy bndv out of. sight, vile  cren tu l e 1' " '      ~~  "The creeping thine; was so scaled  and put out of countenance hi this in-  teijectlon tliAl it at once showed lhe  cowardice ot Its imluio by turning  about and ciawliug mpldlv out of  sight. When It hud tlKippjiead seveial  other Journals ot les'-ei iapac'.t.\ stepped loi ward, but llie god was by this  time, so  Much   Kuiitgi'd  thut It would not heal' tbelli, bill rudol>  demiimlcil them tu K'nw lis presence.  "This ciicuinstance seemed lo be  very unfoi lunate, because these papers  piofpssed themselves ns not belonging  to the coi potations and iheiefoie being moie lnd< pendent, lliev might have  In some mutism e icdoemed the icputa-  tlon ol oui Journalism.  "When ull had gone .tlie deity looked  abcul upon the saddened and gi loving  countenances of its follow eis, and held  foi tli In the following inannei  "Alas' splilts of the gieat, that 1  should have to a.sk miu to look thus  upon the degeneiated state of the ait  which :>ou founded, and gave life and  Inspiration to 'Heboid the icsults of  \ our noble w oi k undei mined by tlie selfish stiuggle toi existence In this age  of commercialism    This fair province  which was a noble heritage to a thrifty,  and Industilous and god-fearing people  has been portioned out by unscrupulous  legislators, to a class of land-grabbers,  charter-mongers and monopolist millionaires. Willi their ill-gotten wealth  they have "purchased* all, the'Influential  press, nnd through these poison arteries tliey seek to Inoculate,the. heart of  the people'with a spirit* of .Indifference  and of contentment In, their bondage.  You see.that'thpse sycophants who have  been before us^have sought to enha'nee  their, vuluo us the public press,, by nd-  vertis'jij- their own  Depravity and Servility.  Thoy  believe  that  these ciualtles  are  demanded  In  modern Journalism,  and  therefoie thought by dlsplayliiR  them  to'win our commendation.    Doubtless  - \    i      i  In>to-moirow's Issue'-they will all have  leaders on this night's experience. The  Piovlnce will lead, oft ,w 1th a .headline  somewhat like this: 'Province's scheme  cf journalistic progress received gieat  approval by court of Mamucksum.' ,  , "Then all-the rest of the tribe will  have something similar to say, and the  Inst echo wffl be the musty and sophisticated editorials of the Ne.ws-Adver-  tlsei and Ledger.  " 'You,' it said, turning to Steele nnd  Addison, are forced to witness the results of your efforts to.lnsphe. the  woild with pure, noble and chivalrous  Ideas, thus annulled and deadened in  thc hearts of your ages 'posterity.'  " 'And you,' turning to Anglln and  Blown,,'find _, even the age'^whose*  earliest moments you adorned rapidly  deserting the principles of the true political faltii which you laboi ed "so-hard  to Inculcate.*    Alas! alas!'   ,-.,  "Heie the voice ot the deity was  bioken "with"sobs and lamentntions,  and the celestial company swept out of  my vision, and the last sound I heard  was the voice of Swift (who appaient-  ly has not foigotten lite sarcasm In his  imirioi tfillty) faying, 'The .people have  made their own, bed, let them lie in  It." T "  '.*  And I awoke, and behold Itfvvas not  a dieam. ���'    '   POLAKILY  Vancouver, Feb. 19, 1903.  Wall Pafiers  FOR  WALL.  PAPERS  GOTO  726 Pendr Street.  It la a little early yet to talk about I  Vptfl Paper, but I want the people to ,  know that I am no'w opening up the  finest stock of "Wall Paper that ever  came Into this province. Ot course we  have not received our, full line, but  have enough to please most anyone,  and we are going to -continue to sell  these beautiful 190*3 coloring and pat-  , terns at the reduced rate until the busy  season opens. Anyone wanting Wall  Paper or work of that kind it will pay  them to buy now, even if you hold it  over for a month or so. Ours Is a  Union Shop, always hus been and always will be. Room moulding to  match all papers. Agents for the province for white enamel letters for  signs. Kalsomining, painting, etc., and  all work guaranteed.  TO OUT OP TOWN CUSTOMERS ic  is always a pleasure to send samples.  Drop a postal card stating price, color,  which room or rooms, size, -whether 9  or 18 'inch border, required. ,We will do  the rest.  UnionDircctory.  THE VAJTOOUVBR TRADES ; ANI>  Labor 'Council* meets first and third  Thursday;in ��each 'month,-at 7.30 p.m.  President. W. J. Lamrlclc; vice-president.  Geo. Dobbin; secretary, F. J. Kussell; fin-  anclal secretary, J. L. Lilley; treasurer,  T. H. Harrington; sergeant-at-anns, J. C. .  Kerr; statistician, J. H. Perkins; trustees, Messrs. Pound, Cross and Thomiv-.  son; exeoutlve committee, Messrs. Georg*  and Gothard.      \ L  TEAM    DRIIVHRB'     INTERNATIONAL  UNION,  No.  ��9-Moets   lst   andi   Srdk*  Wednesday ln each month ln Union Hall.  President, J. C. Kerr; vice-president, B.   ,  Cawker; sec.-treas., D. Mclver; rec sec, ,  B. Bridge; -correspondent,    P.   Topham;  warden, A. B. floapcr; conductor, J. Lit-^  tit;  trustees, C. B.  Hlgginson, R. Haywood and A. Robinson; delegates to T. &  L. Coundl, J. J. Harrison, A. E. Soaper.  Geo. Dunlop, J. C. Kerr and C. B. Hlgginson.'       , .i v     '-  ��� (�����������������������*tiitttti��i��t��e����et��*ii����t��i��<t(��*^  EVERY KIND OF*  I Job Printing Done ���;  1      SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.  WHKN PUBLIC OWNERSHIP PAYS.  It is commonly asset ted that public  ownership stands, condemned aliead'y  by a record of" failure. People have  learned, we aie told, that'they cannot  manage large enterprises for themselves us profitably as tliey can permit these same enterprises to be exploited by 'private ..corporations, says  the Toronto i News. It is? forgotten,  however, that private corporations do  not- habitually* "use,- their managerial  skill to give a'tclieap^service to the public! Quite naturally,'and uite'pioperly,  private -corporations buy as cheaply as  they can, an'd _ sell as dearly as ihey  can; so-Jhat the price, they demand  from the public does nol depend upon  the quality of their "mnnageii.il skill,"  but upon the limit-tliat "the ti utile will  beai-." Thus, though the public may  make misia'kes in management," if can  veiy geneially keep in Its own hands.  wllh gieat piofit the contiol ot sei vices  likely to become, in pilvate hands, op-  pies-lve monopolies. Tho ivdoenilng  virtue of public owneislilp is the fact  thnt the public hns no Interest in robbing itself. That public ,ownei-ship Is  often piofiluble, plenty of Instances  pi ove. Every travellei in England, for  lnstiinie, is amazed at the cheapness of  telegraphing, now- a public sei vice; nnd  cannot get over his surprise at finding  th etrolley eai rates in Liyei pool, Glasgow and other cities wheie municipal  ownoiship pievalls running about a  penny. Piof. Pai sons, of Boston, wilting in the'eui'rent Aiena, gives several  Instances vvheio the transfei of civic  water works lioin " private to public  ownoi.-hlp has gieatly ieduced the  puce to the people. In Syracuse, foi instance, the family rate diopped 'from  ten dollnis to five at the change. "Taking the whole United States," he says,  "the charges of private water companies aie 111 per rent, .moie per familv  than tl^e ch.uges ot public plants, ao"  om ding to SI. N. Unkui, tin- editor ot  the Manual of Ameiie.ui Water Works,  and the highest authouty on the subject In tho country."  ItOYAL HANK OF CANADA.  'I hi* Ilnancial lepoil of* tho Royal  Maul; of Camilla, detailing Its pusltlon  for the >i'in- 1902, has Just been I-huciI.  A ciiiiipailson Is diawn with the operations in 1901 and It Is noticed theie Is  a inosl sailsfacloi.v Inci ease foi the  1 mi'Just closed' Two handsome dividends weie passed the icseive fund  stiengtliened, and llie geneial, asset*  Incieased, combining to place the af-  fans of the bank In a veiv buo.vnnt  condition It Is pleasing lo note also  that the Vancouvei biiinch ot the Koyal  Hank continues to do a safe and prqllt-  able business and It Is constantly e\-  pandliio. Tho confidence lcposed In the  institution Is e\pressed in Hint the bulk  of the niaiine and meicautlie accounts  at this poit aio handled by the  Vancouvei biandll* the management of  which Is as accommodating as It Is  caieful and slnevvd.  Independent  Printing  Co'y  BASEMENT, FLACK BLOCK, VANCOUVER.  SHIRT WAIST AjND 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. UM Richards St.; financial secretary. Mr. Lee; treasurer, P. Young; delegates to Trades and Labor Council,  .Missr.-.'.Hargie, Coltart, Lee and Hogg,    o  W.UTllliS AND WAITRESSES' UNION  Local No. 28. President, Charles Over;  vice-president,. A. N, llerrington; setr��-  tnry-treasurcr, J. II. Perkins; recording  secretary, Jliss A. Scuitto; Press agent,  W. Ellender. Meeting every" second Friday evening at 8.30 o'clock in Union  Hall, corner Homer anil Dunsmuir streets  INTERNATIONAL.ORDER OF BLACKSMITHS, Vancouver Union, No. 151.���  Meets the first and third Monday in each  month atJ3 p. m., In Union"hnll. Homer,  street. President, A. A. Bigg, vice-president, G. W. Smart; financial secretary,  Chas. McAllister; recording secretary. D.  Robinson, box 37, Vancouver, B. C; dele-,  gates to the Trades and Labor council,.  William Latham, D. Robinson, H. Howard.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No., 113, "W."  F. M��� meets every Saturday at 7.S0 p.  m. ln'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' UNION NO. 357.���  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;  tieasurer, S. XV.-i Johnson; sergeant-at-  arms, D. Slorrlsey;. delegates to Trades  anil Labor Council, J. Crow, G. Thomas  and O. Mattlson.  ;i  'i -  ,.ii- ���.  Ms,cl  :i.  PROVINCIAL PROGRESSIVE  PARTY PLATFORM.  Fallowing is*the platform adopted at  the Kamloops convention of the Provincial Progressive'Party:  That this party lays it down as a  first principle that they will nominate,  endorse or support only such man as  will- place their signed, undated, resignation in the hands of the convention  which nominates' or endorses them;  that this resignation be sworn to; that  this resignation may be banded in to  the , lieutenant-governor in council  whenever a majority of the convention  sliall consider such- action advisable.  l.'That we gradually abolish all taxes  on the producer and the products of  the producer, shifting them * on land  values.    '  2/Government ownership of railways  and all means of communication.  3. That the government establish and  operate smelters and refineries to treat  all kinds of minerals.  4. That the franchise be extended to  women.  B. The abolition of property qualifications for all public offices.  6. Farm Improvements, . Implements  and stook not to be taxed, and wild  lands to be assessed at the price asked  for them by speculative holders.       -'J1  7. No land or cash subsidies. Lands  to be held for the actual settler.  8. Ten per cent, of all public lands  to bo Immediately set'aside for educational purposes and^ education o�� all  childien up to the age of 16 years to  be. fiee, secular and compulsory, text  books, meals and clothing' to be supplied out of the public funds where  necessary.  9. Compulsoi y arbitration of labor  disputes.  10. Restriction of Oriental Immigration by a law on the lines of the Natal  act, and if said law be disallowed, lt  be repeatedly ic-enacted until the end  sought is attained.  ���  11. That to protect us from Asiatics  already in the province the government  insert a clause in ill private acts to  this effect: "This act shall bo null nnd  void if the company falls to enter into  an agreement w Ith the government ns  to conditions of construction and dictation," nnd thnt thc house pass a  icsolutlon to piohlblt the employment  of Asiatics on all fianchlses granted  by the provincial house.  12. Conservation of our forest riches,  pulp land leases to contain a pio-  vlsion for re-foresting so ns to p'oduce  a perennial revenue and make pulp  manufacture a growing and permanent  industry.  13. That the act compelling the scaling-of iOgs by government scaleis be  enforced.  *U. Absolute reservation fiom sale ii  lease of a certain part of each known  coal area, so that state owned mines,  it necessary, may be easily possible In  the future. All coal leases or grants  hereafter made to contain a provision  enabling the government to fix the  price of coal loaded on cars or vessels  for shipments *to B. C. consumers.  15. Municipalization and public control of the liquor traffic.  16. The right to a referendum where  a valuable subsidy or franchise is to  be conferred.  17. That all" transportation companies  be compelled to give free transportation to members of the legislative assembly and supreme court and, county  judges.  IS. Election day to be a public holiday, and provision made that every  employer shall be free from service at  least four consecutive hours during  polling time.  TEACHK11S  AND  TRADES   UNIONISM.  The Teachers' Fc-dei atlon of Chicago  has iccently decided to join the Chicago Federation of Laboi. This makes  the teachers a full-Hedged tiade union  and a part of the geneial labor movement. The teachcis as ,i class are the  best educated and niosi intelligent class  ot wage-eaineis In Chicago, .md tlielr  unc-imlllled endoisemem of the trade  union system (of oiganizjtion and theii  action in becoming ,i p.ut of lt is Indeed giatlfying. It constitutes a splendid endoisement of our movement and  shows the natui.il trend Of all.wagc-  e.miers towaid oig.iiuz.itlon along  ti ide lines undei li.ide union system  of oiganlzation The action" ol the  teachers is wise and beneficial to .ill  c'bnceinedrand far re.i(hlng"iirits"mor~  al effect upon the unlveisal vital Issue  of the day.���the oigaiussitinn of lhe  working classes.���New   Yoik Journal  Knvy always Implies conscious inferiority wherever it  resides.���Plinv.  Tiust thyself.    Every heart vknales  lo Its own lion stung.���Eineison.  At the end ot life llie journey is among  ruins.���Sir Finm-ls Palgiavc.  '   Fur, far beyond out   UenVihe eternal  laws, must    hold   their    waj.���Henry  Cleoige.  JOURNEYMEN BAKERS' AND CONFECTIONERS' International Union of  America. Local No. �����;, Vancouver. B.  C, meets first and third Thursday In  each month. Piesldent, T. A. Baxter;  vice-president, S. Walker; treasurer. J.  Green; secretary, M. MacLean, 2160 Westminster Avenue.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION  of 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-president, H. J. Littler; recording secretary, J. H. McVety; financial secretary, J. Anderson.  JOURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION OF  America No. ITS. ��� Meets lst and 3rd  Monclaj s in room No. 1, Union Hall. President, C. L. Whalen; vice-president, .T.  T Mortimer: recording secretary. P.  Williams.- 1S11 7ih avenue, w*est; secretarv-treasurer, J. Savage; sergeant-at-arms,  H. Brnzenu; <lelcg.ites,to Trades & Labor Council, F. Williams and J. T Mortimer '    *   v  BUILDERS' LABORERS' FEDERAL  UNION, No S-.', Vancouver���Meets over v 2nd and 4th Thursday evening at *>  o'clock, ln room No. 1 Union Ilall. President. J. Sully; v ice-piestdenit, W. Lyons;  secretary, H Sellers; treasurer, J Cos-  Brove:_vvnrder-_H _Chapman;_conductor, _  R. Hnirisoii. delegates to Tiades & Labor Council. J Sully. G. Payne J Cosgrove and It Hanlson; delegates to  Building Trades Council, J. Sully and J.  Cosgrove.  VANCOUVER TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION, No. 226, moots thc 4th Monday ln  each month at Union Hall President,  XV. 3. MaeKay; vice-president, G. B.  Pierrot; secretary, XV. ,H Hunt, P. O.  box 6C; treasurer, John Watkins; sergeant-nt-nims. Jns. Webster: executive  committee, II. W. King. Robt. Todd,  Ralph Wilson. A. XV Flmbow: delecateo  to Tiades & Labor Council, Robt. Todd,  Geo. Bartley, Unny Cowan.  Telephone 1-  luiu-out    J. J  K-.ibles  '2���3 lor  Spanow  ,i  line  Pnla�� e  llvoiy  l.ucy  Civility Is a chai in that attiacts th"  love of all men ���Hlsliop Home  UNIT10D BROTHERHOOD OP CARPENTERS and Jolneis���Meets eveiy  second and fouith Wednesday in Union  hall, loom 2 Piesident, A 13 Collin,  vice-president, L C DeWolf, lecoidlng  secri'taiy, Geo Dobbin, 533 Hamilton  St.. tlnanclal secretaiy, J. McLeod;  tieasinei, G Adams, conductor, H.  Howes, win den J P Gi ay,,delegates  to T & L Council, Goo ,Dobbin,' Geo  Adams, A E Coflln, L C DeWolf and  S , O'Brien; delegates to the Building  Trades Council, IL Howes and 3 Me-  Leod.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday  of each month In Sutherland Hall, corner Westmlnstci Avenue and Hastings  Street at S p m. President, Jas McGuigan; vlce-piesldent, A, G. Elliott;  secictniv, M. A. Beach: treasuier, W.  H Vnndei vv.uker ; conductor, H.  Howes, warden, G. Martin, sentinel,  D Smith; delegates to Trades and Labor Council B. Marshall. F. C. O'Brien,  Geo Lenfesty, A. 3. Wilson and Jaa.  McGuigan. ��  JOURNDYMDN BARBERS', INTERNATIONAL Union, No 120���President, E H,u pur, vice-president, J. GH-  man, ooiiespondlng-fninnclnl secietary,  J A. Stewait 442 Hastings St. E.; ro-  coidei, W. I. Avlcsvvoitli. tieasmer,  G Bovvei; guide, .W Bushman, guardian, O 15 Jacques; delegates lo T. &iU  Council, E. Haipui and J A Dibdeii.  Meets^ flrsti and "thlid ��� Wednesdays^of  each month in Union Hall.  THE RETAIL CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets in O'Brien's Hall, the first and  third Tuesdays of each month. J. A  Muirny, piesldent; W. J. Lamrick, secretary, 24S Princess street.  BROTHERHOOD OP PAINTERS AND  DECORATORS, Local Union No. 188.  Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday in Labor  Hall President,, E. Holland; vice-president, W. Halliday; recording secretary,  li. Crush, TUT Eighth tvenue, west; finan-"  cial secretary, A. Gothard, 822 Howe  street;' treasurer, H. (MeSorley.  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OP  Electrical Workers. Vancouver Local,  No. 213���Meets second and fourth Wednesday in each month in O'Brien's Hnll. President, A. McDonald; vice-president, J..  Dubberley; 'recording secretary, S W.  Huston; financial secretary, H. V. Rankin. ���  AUXILIARY, NO. 1, LOCAL" 213, LB.  E. W. Telephono Operators���President,  Miss J. Hunter, 812 Homer Street; vice-  president, Miss P.,, Livingstone, 600  Granville Street; .' l ecording-sccretary.  Miss 0. Browne, 827. Richards Street;  treasurer, Miss-E. Bentley, 1121 Seymour Street.,' '  k*  ll'l  1 i  -i\  ,*���>.      f  ���fi&wtawtupwii i- iwp THE INDEPENDEX Tl  8ATURDAT. "FEBRUARY 21,' 1��J  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISHED    WEEKLY  IN  THE INTERESTS OF THE MASSES  THB INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  BASEMENT     OP     FLACK     BLOCK,  HASTINGS STREET. VANCOUVER, B. C.  SUHSC1UPTIONS  IN  ADVANCE.  A wick. 3 cents; month, 15 cents; Hire.  BonthB, So cents; six months, Go cents;  one jrtur. ��l '23.  ENDORSED BY THE TRADES AND  LA HOR COUNCIL. THE VANCOU-  Villi LABOR PARTY AND THE  BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL.  The Independent can always be had  at Galloway's book store, arcade.  SATl'RDAY 1*"I-:H1H*A1!Y HI, IMS  pendent upon the mining industry,  great hardship Is bound to follow. Yet  wllh all these lessons, which nre being  lepeated from year to year, our people  through the government give away with  a lavish hand our national assets, that  the hitler may become a club In the  hands of our enemies with which to  slay us.  A desire mm ins to exist among lh"  polltlt'iiiiis for a provincial election. It  Is very iitii'stliniublo whether this vvouid  be of any lit-m-lll. Each politician has  a small party of his own and It Is not  likely Unit uny one of tliem would have  t-nouKli followers to cany on the nf-  lairs of government. The result would  In- .iiiiitlit'i- hybild combination like that  at inisi'iii In power. And this, ipdeed,  is not desirable.  VK'ToKIA   ENDORSES.  We an- pleased lo announce that The  Independent has been made llie offi'-lnl  9  organ of the Victoria Trades and Labor Council. Tin- linn* has conn' when  labor nuii-i liuw Ms own mouthpiece in i  order tuht It may discuss trades-union  affairs, ami labor In general, and this  fact is c-mphiisisu'il by llie action ot the  abovc-naip^d hnilj. l.iboi inu-i tnke  the public inio Us conflde-uo il it Is  lo make progress. \\"i !n V.-.it Oliver  ure diiecilj intcii-stcd in VIcLoiia labor eiifli-.s. and lhf l.ic-t lh.it the doings  lit the capital will now be made known  through The* Indi-iH-mlciil will be much  appreciated by Vauc-ouverltes. In  passing v.'* might siigaesi that u live  parliaint'iiiiiry lonimltiee will watch  labor legislation at'the leglslatuic* and  report thereon ,1'iom time to time. The  committee would bt- on the ginuntl and  vvouid be in a position  to do most el-  .! ,  l'.rer.  Lowery    In bis Claim    created  haul    feelings    with    Mary    McLane.  .Mary evidently has u  pull ut  Ottawa  nnd   now   the  Claim     Isn't    In   it���tlle  mail.-..   i  Three years ago  the AVorlcl  opposed  and ihe Province supported the Deud-  niiin's Island "job," but now it is different.   Change- of proprietors probably.  CURRENT OPINION-ALL SORTS.  Thc-ie i.s some talk of establishing a  temperance  paper  in   Winnipeg.    The  lnodui'tion   and   .consumption   of  must   be on the Incroase theie.  In South America when anybody  wakes up in the morning not feeling  veiy well iln-y Marl a rebellion.  Grits Scared.  Chris. Foley gave the grit machine  a bad '.scare in Burrard, but he failed  to land the prize. His running will inspire the grits to heed the wishes of the  west will tickle the tories to think they  luul sense enough to stay out of the  mess, nnd will show the labor men just  how strong they are.���Siocan Drill.  "Joe" Still Lives.  The first nere��sity of a well-regulated funeral Is a peaceful corpse. The  Ifaurier-Slfton liberals have plotted  the political demise of Joseph Martin  on frequent occasions, but tliey Invariably planned the obsequies beforo seeming the deceased. Fighting Joe's lectin utterances on Oriental exclusion  fmecust'the fact that he will be an  awful live, mun and the Chinese question will be an Intensely live issue  when the dominion election time  swings lound again.���The Paystreak.  Oriental Exclusion Deferred.  When Joseph Martin told the liberals  cf New Westminster recently lhat  "tliere Is no ledrcss but to bring the  federal government to time, no matter  which party happened to be ln power,  by unmistakable political action." he  rveJ spoke the nude and sn wedged tiuth on  the Oriental question. By defeating  Chris. Foley the electors of Bun ard  have deferred Oiiental exclus'oii for  two years.���The Paystreak.  99+���-  The past week luis (���Iveu our citizens  an opportunity to get their skates -ni���  liquid and otherwise.  A moral wave has struck Seattle and  thc i-iy ot "lilt ine" Is heiinl no more.  GET ON THE VOTERS' LIST.  HILL ON   LABOR  U.N*TONS.  A icceiit New  York    despatch  '���  ays  feclive work I'or lubor throughout thej lhat utter briefly discussing the antl-  provir.ee by using the columns of this tiusi luw and the proposed department  paper. The Independent will be  pi user, led   by  ��� if  b.illi Mr. Jones, of the  labor buieau there, and Mr. ('. Maple-  ton, sec-retaiy of tlle Victoria Lahore-is'  Protective union, ,:-nl delegate in the  Tiadts   and  L-ibor Council.  A beautiful "Ulusi i utlnn of our idiotic  taxnt on system is tli.it nf the ca.se  where Mr. ltogeis was assc-sul $t(i,Q'.)0  on his house, and -vhlch was ieduced  to $20,000 b.v Judge Uiuke. Mr. Rogers  had the public splilt and enterprise lo  spend u large sum in the erection of  a home for Iiiin-clt', thereby helping lo  create a high valuo for the siirniiiiiil-  ing land, which !l would not ollic vw.-e  have attained. Within a block of his  residence n number of lots are held b.v  people in the easi who have no Intention of building���jusl waiting till oth"i*  people give value lo their properly.  There nie bundled.*, til- lots thmughniit  the elty held In the .same manner. Can  anything be done lo con eel these evils'.'  Cerinliily, bill not by the calibre of men  whom we too orten elect to lhe city  council. Aid. 'Macpherson and Morton  showed the; rest of tliem" the way, but  they wouldn't follow, for the reason  that they are Ignorant on these questions and will not take the trouble to  study them.. A gradual elimination of  taxation on improvements would slowly but surely destioy the speculative  value of land and no one will gainsay  the fact but what this vvouid be of Immense benefit lo Vancouver.  A large number of workingmen dlda  great deal of kicking during the last  elect'on because they were not on ihe  voteis' list. Had they been ic-gistered  theie would probably have been a different story to tell. Now they Lave an  opportunity to get on the list, and as  there ts �� provincial election in sight  if they haven't got a vote they should  Iceop their laco closed.  eommeice. James .1..HHI, piesident  of tne Nnrihern Securities company,  raid: "A.s laboi unions killled hi'lus-  trinl l'*nglaiul, so aie Ihey destined lo  In ing about a grave financial reverse  In lhe Iln'led i-'laies, and llie country is  snlflly nppioiichiiig that crisis. It may  conn* In a year; It may be deferred until the piesideiitial^yfar, but It is bound  to cnnie.-' Mt. Hill denied H.itly, nut  depreciatingly, that, as the average  person believes ,the United States Is the  leading manufacturing nation, and Is  i.ipidly gathering to its bosom the markets of the entile woild. This misap-  piehenslun, lie averred, is the result of  the fact that over one Industrial vlctoiy the country sets up a louder shout  than England. Germany or France  makes over a dozen. "Tliere seems to  be too much coiifldentn in the ability  of the country to walk right ahead of  nil other countries ill manufacturing,"  continued Mr. Hill. "The country can  di> It, but not without trouble, and not  without changing lis present course.  It is. indeed, a grave crisis vve are appi (inching, .iliImiiKli few seem lo' appreciate it. A few yeais may see the  t losing of iiiiuo fac-toilcs and the  throwing out of work of hundreds of  thousands of men. We have been reaping the harvest and the reverse i.s coming, llow quickly we recover- from it  will depend hugely on who Is at the  head of the country when the break  comes."  The foiegolng is taken from tho  dally press, just as It appeared. James  .1. Hill i.s not moie dense than othbr  people. He sees that the Inevitable rein lion rrom the "good limes" is nearly  due. instead or altiibutlng it lo the  s..iiie cause a.s previous "financial re-  veise.s" lie has some purpose to serve  In chaiging It against organized labor.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  VOTE AS YOU STRIKE.  To llie Kditor of Tub Indfpendi-.s-t:  Sir.���I will ask lhe employees of the  C. N. P. Coal company if, at the next  piovincial election, they will vote as  tliey strike, or will they do as they  have always done, vote to maintain the  system that they strike against.  Srlkes are a damnable thing, and aie  always detrimental to both employees  and employers-, community and countiy, only In so far as they are educational, and 1 hope tills strike will educate Ihe employees of the C. N. P. Coal  company to recognize the class Interest. In order to be a good union man  they must become class conscious, politically a.s well as industrially, 'inu, a.s  Father Haggerty says, the union Hint  does not recognize this fact is merely  a small capitalistic organization. Yours  truly, C.   M.   O'HRIEN.  Fernle.  II. I'., Feb.  12.  1908.  DRYSDALE'S  170    Cordova     St.,    Vancouver.  We reach wherever the malls  reach.  99'."99���,-99���,;4)9't">99���,*9V  009  V-'  MO  At this season of.the year .we are, placing in stock ��� every '������ week��� large-  quantities of nevv.hnd NOBBY-SUITS for men, youths and children. :We can  fit  all sizes���mil.*slender men; short'or tall stout men;,In fact,,-all   sizes'���-*,.  fiom the child up to the than who takes a 44 or 46 Inch chest.  The patterns arc ''  neat stripes, checks or plain mixtures.    The loud effects are conspicuous by ���-���  their absence from  the outfit or well-dressed men this    season.   .The i ,lilgh-  , grade suits vve ate showing are of thc very  best  imported  twee'ds and  wor-  I steds, ranging In price at *12, JI!.. ��1S to ��3i   At these prices we can save you  from 93 lo *5 per suit, when you tukc Jit, workmanship and quality Into consideration.   Wc- Invite you to make comparisons, ns we are not afraid of the    '  i exult.  Telephone 702. - 309 to 315 Hastings, St..W.  The. strike at Fernle, if it continues,  will undoubtedly be far-reaching in Its  effect. The smelter will close for want  of coke, iho mine will he Inoperative  because lis oie cannot be smelted, with  the result that the miners' and smelter  operatives' pui chasing power will be  reduced, and therefore the nicichanlj  and trailer's business will be curtn'lc-d.  and as everyone In  lhe Intel lor is de-  OET ON THE VOTERS' LIST.  HUGH M'EACIIEKN   DROWNED.  ��  Hugh  .McEachern,  q  lineman In _tlie  employ of the Wesl Kootenay Power  tt Light company, was drowned In the  Kootenay liver at Bonnliiginn last  Thuisilay iiioin'ng. lie fell Inio the  river while engaged in repairing the  line. .Mr. McKaehern was a resident  of Itos.slaud, a miner, and was ,1 member nf Itos.'land's .Miners' union. His  home  was  In Nova   Rent In.  ��� �� *> ����������������������������<���������<��-������������������ ��������������������������������������������� <X��  n  The biggest Sale  of Silverware  ever put an in  Vancouver  is now talcing pUic*  at Troreys.  The Paily Papers are  tellinji  (.lie  story mill  quoting tlie prices  from liny to dav.  WHAT IR A LAHOIl REPRESENTATIVE?  Ttilliu Editor of Tiu:1.sdki-kniikst:        '  Sir,���The above i.s niosfiinporiant ill  the present juncture, when labor Is  threatened on all sides. I know a case  where a professional man who had  spent many yeais of his life in trying  to improve the conditions of labor, wns  eventually refused recognition us a' labor reprr-sentulive. ��� The majorltj of  the trade unionists said, "What does  he know- about labor,?" Many mlddle-  dass and professional men are more  sliiL-eie than many of those who have  felt the pinch of hunger. Are we to  exclude middle-class and professional  men from labor representationV Personally, I think it would be a narrow-  minded and Ill-advised policy. What is  a labor representative? . FAKIR.  Vancouver, B. C, Feb. '20, 11)03.  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.  ' The second annual report of the de-  paitment of labor for the year ending  June ,'iOth, 11)02, lias Just been published. During the year the Intervention  of lhe department in disputes under  the conciliation .act was sought . in  eleven cases. Carrying out the fail-  wage lesolullon of the house ot commons. 11)00, the following departments  are now Including the fair wage schedules In some of lhelr contracts, lists of  -'.'.hlch-ure-giveii-ln-the-report:- Public  woiks, railways, mat ine' and flshoiles,  post olllce, mllltla and defence. There  weie seventeen complaints of non-payment of uurienl lales. ail of which  weie investigated. Four of these complaints were from Nelson, li. C. one on  the annory construction and three on  the post olllce. The posl olllco toin-  plnliils were not disposed of'at end of  llscal year. On the armory lhe eon-  liactor was icqulivil to comply with  the leqiilreinenls of the alien In bur law.  .THE EDITOR'S DltKAM. ,  "I'm filiu'lc for i-opiR" the l'llitur said,  ���"There's not nn Idea Inside my head,  My whiskers I've lugged nntl my hull' I've tore,  I've muled my bruins till my nock is fcoro;  Hut my pen lies silent, my toul Is dumb,  For tllril n thougbl In my mlnd'll cume."  "I'm slut k for copy," tlio IMIOr sighed,  "Tliero iin't it topic I haven't trlct-,  I'roia the tigerish stories of bloody vwir  To Ibe new brass knob'for the town hull door;  Tlie Federal tariff's Iind copy ill stuck'*,  Antl I've barked till I'm tiretl attlicincoinetax;  "And I'm stuck for copy'-���in worn-out rest  The Editor's chin sunk on to his chest;  Ui.s eyelids closed, anil his pen fell down  With n clutter sunit'.ient to awaken tliu town;  The roof of tlit- nflice tlnnceil off Into space,  Ami the mills follow cd suit in a frolicsome ckase|  The gac-jct flickered and died, and the room  Wtf. tmtlicd awhile in funeral gloom,  Till an anRcl figure In ..potlu.ss white  Swept into Ihu pln/e In a bhue of tight,  And the etliiui lifted his stiirllt'tl head���  "Vou'resliiek for copy 1" the Visitor snld.  "Vou'i e stuck for eopv ,'antl yet without  is the starveling'.-, wall nntl the riotcr'ti slioul  In the shadow of palaces, lofty and grand,  Grim l'overly skulk- llnuugli a smiling lanii,  Wblle fainting cirllili-cii cry oul Ior bicnil;��� '  And you're stuck for copy!" Ihu Visitoi said.  " Vou're stuck for copy, yet day by day  Arc women trausniulcd from (Jolt} to clay.  From l obes of whilo and a stainless name.  To tbe scarlet dress anil the brand ot shame,  From factory's tlln to the ilissolute's bed,���  And you're stuck Ior .copy I" the Visitor saitl,  ���'Vou're slu rk for copy! yet war's grim band  lias bloodily smilion a peaceful land;  While ovei llie worltl Iniquity flings  The "ombre gloom of his bait fill w ings,  Vou're stuck tor copy'."* tbe Visitor said,  Anil in shnuie the Ktlitor bowed his head. -  ��� .Ions S-imi in Brisbane Worker.  ;;      WHAT'S THE USE  < > . *   ���  f> of hurrying about buying Lifo Insurance so many men think and say. At  lenst two strong reasons are: Go od * health is uncertain; increased cost ls  certain.  What's the uso of waiting might better be saldl '  i l UNION MUTUAL   POLICIES      -  I I may bo depended upon to protect throughout the varying experiences, pf  I > human lite, to faithfully guard tha interests of tho * insured, and to bo  i > promptly cashed whon they become payable. Values and privileges abound  ^ > and are conveniently available. Detailed facts gladly furnished.  4, After three years the Union Mutual Policies do not become void by failure  < , to pay premiums, the Main Non-Forfeiture Law without action of the  ( (    Policy-holder, continuing the Insurance for a Specified length of time.  ��� Union Mutual Life InsuranceCo  \ l PORTLAND, MAINE,    '' Incorporated 1848.  1} Call or write for particulars and plans '  \ |. Head' Office : 419 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  i> J. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager.    ,  ' '    COLIN  CAMEItON, Special Agent. " *  Q��������fr��<"> �������������������������� 9909900<*���������������������<>  Commercial  CORNER   HASTINGS   AND     CAMBIE  STREETS,   VANCOUVER.  New, modern and strictly first-class;  good sample rooms; free 'bus. Week  clays���Breakfast 7 to 10 a. m., lunch  12 m. to 2 p. m., dinner, 0 to 8 p. m.  Sundays���Breakfast 7:30 to 10:30 a.  m., lunch 12:80 to 2 p. m., dinner, 5:3a  to 7:30 p. ra. Rates $2 and upwards'  per day. HAYWOOD & PRESCOTT,  Proprietors.  Tbe Dougalf House  310-312 ABBOTT STRF.ET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Restaurant and Bar. Breakfast 6 to  10, merchants' lunch 11 to .2, 25c; dinner 5 to 8,.25c; lunches put up: eastern and Olympian oysters; short or-  dors a specialty at all hours;  meal tickets $4; best 25c. meal in tho  city.     D. BURTON, Proprietor.     ,  ,'  I'ompnny, villnliious compuny hath  been the ruin of nie.���Shukespeure.  We cannot nlwnys oblige, but vve wm  always speak obligingly���Voltaire.  Truth is the Minimlt of being; justice  Is the application of It to affairs.���Emerson.  Set it down lo thyself as well to  i-i-onti* good - precedents as to follow  theni.���Bacon.  Every conquest under tho Prince of  War retards the standard of the Prince  of Pence.���llusltin.  The"  319 SEYMOUR ' STREET,  VANCOUVER.  Having the only up-to-date grill room  In British Columbia, wliich in itself is a  guarantee of a first-class hotel and restaurant. . Business lien's LUNCH, from  12 m. to 2:30 p. m., only 25 conts.  Meeting.',  F. O. B.���VANCOUVER AERIE, No. %.  meets Wednesday evenings; visiting  brethren welcome.   Bert Parsons, W.  P.: J. Q. TXre, W. B��� Arcade.      '   -  THERE IS  of Fire or* Injurv  Health when you use  the.  The   price ; is now;,.  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once   used, always  used.   Apply at Of-,  fiee of  '9      B-*       ��� B^XLS'S^H- ��� 9.  Tbe Jeweler and  Diamond  Merchant  , COR. GRANVILLE AND HASTINGS STREETS.  Official Watch Inspector of the C. P. R.  I'LUUKS' "AT HOME.';  I.tic-al No. 271), lli'full I'lc-rkf, gave :i  most miccoss-fuI and enjoyable "At  Home" to lhelr ninny friends In the  iifsoclulltin rooms on Tuesday evening  lust. The early purl of llie evening  was hpent In progressive whist, which  wns i-Io��ely contested, Miss. KoIiIiimiji  and Mr. XV. .1. Lamrick winning first  prizes; Mis;-, Gardiner and Mr. Lowes  were successful In capturing the booby  prizes. After refreshments were  served, n well-arranged programme  vvas gone through. livery number  was heartily encored. This brought the  evening to a. close, wllh everyone expressing, themselves as having a good  time.  UNION  BAKERIES.  \V. I). iMuir.'Jloiint Pleasant.  Robt.    Ak-nuiinld,   Avenue BaJcery,  Westminster Avenue.  Montreal Bakery, Westminster avenue.  F.    Adams,   Scotch Bakery, Hastings street.  ' W. D. Kent, !>6 Cordova street.  ���Toronto  Candy  Company,, Cordova  J. Oben. Hastings street.  sirri-lT"���"" .  iMineli'cii1'Co.,  Granville street.'   '*'  Barnwell Bros.,  Granville street.  M. McMullen, Granville sltccl.  Ilewlon Bakery, Hastings street.  W.    JIurray,     Fifth avenue, Mount  Pleasant.  Non-union  List.  .). Dotl.son,.Hastings street.  -   F.  W.  BARTLE.  Secretaiy Local  Union No.  Vancouver, B.  ���1(i,  CORNER  CORDOVA   AND   CARRALL  STREETS,   VANCOUVER.  Makes a specialty of. Dewar's special  liqueur, also Usher's��� black label liqueur  wliislcoy. Largo stock of Imported and  domestic' cigars. Finest billiard ahd-  pool tables'.^ R. ' B. MULLIGAN 4  CO.,  Proprietors.  ���������������������������������������  | :   GEO. HAY   : I  Vancouver's    Pioneer    Clothes     A  |-Dyei  Renovator, makes a cult now.  uiiu   ncjiun ���������<�����  *  I ���  ltd:  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  gesoeeeeeeeeeac   |    DELICIOUS WINE'  Made Exclusively p-bom b. c. Fbdit.  FRESH TUT FLOWERS.  UNION-MADE  DOMESTIC CIGARS.  Whon miikim; n trip around the  *' Perk call on  W. Ife. JnnP& Brockton Point  ��� .���*�� *>UUK9     Lighthouse  oeooassesoobosooeoooa  ���"H  211! Oajibie St., Vancouver.  ������������������������������������*  THF B KM  Hunt, Curable street.  Morgan, The Tailor, Granville ��tr&et.  Dan Stewart, Cordova street.  Clubb & Stewart, Cordova Btreet.  W. Murphy, Cordova street.  ' M6Rae'& McDonald, Hastings street,  east. ''  E. Larsen, Hastings Street.  J. Carrelll, Cordova street.  Simon & Co.', Cordova street,  Johnson & Higgins, Cordova street  S. McPherson, Cordova Btreet. V  Canadian yy  xxXi:&M&iiJ?ici,  $0&  Su|)|}|y  From Their unoalluo,bouthfleld and  Protection Inland lolllerlo,  Steam,  lias  and  House Coal  Of the Following Grades:  Double Screened Lump,  Run of the Mine,  Wantied Nut and  -   Screonlnn*  SAMUEL M. ROBINS, Superintendent,  EVANS COLEMAN <4 EVANS, .A|;cute,  Vancouver City, B. O.  PACIfiC  LINE  World's  Scenic  '   Hoote  LOWEST RATES. BEST SERVICE  Transcontinental .pussengcr Train  leaves dally at 14 o'clock.  Seattle and Whatcom Express leaves  daily  at 8:00  o'clock.        e  STEAMSHIPS  TO   JAPAN   AND  CHINA.  EMPRESS OF CHINA        "|i|-:0     I  EMPRESS OP IN1UA    PEC.   is��  TARTAR   ,AN.   yi  TO  HONOLULU,  FIJI  ISLANDS'AND  AUSTRALIA.  S.S.     AORANGI   S.S.  MOANA   MIOWERE  ...  ,..  _.   ,      OKO   12   IAN     9   A-F.H.   S  And every four weeks th��re.u'ter.    '  For full particulars ns-to time, rates,  etc.. apply lo  E* J; COTLB. JAS,' SCI. VTKH.  A. G. P.-A. Ticket Asrnt  Vancouver, B <J.    428 n:i��i>ns.-�� Bt.  Vpnrouver. W.C- i^tS^Mi^iSS-tf^Ua  .'o;-*'  sSATuiiDArr ;fekr,tj;*uhl 21,1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  inrTTF"**1������-  "MAMUCKSli" HOLDS  ': ���   .court;.", ,  Sir,���Having Incidentally i ome across  the following manuscript, I thought it  seemed a very pertinent vision, and  -consequently might be worthy of pub  llcatlon. , It leads as follows: "I  ���dreamed a dieum. In my vision I believed myself to'be upon am Island in  the mldst'of the turbulent vvateis of  Uie Gulf of Georgia. Suddenly I beheld  fiom afar approach n goodly company  of celestial beings. When they had  reached .the island they, halted and  held a court around the person* of( n  deity, wlio seemed to" be^ln command  and leveienced by nil. Presently a  herald stood forth, and after blowing a  blast which shook the heavens proclaimed ,'tliat this was the  ,      Court of Mamucksum,  Ihefgod of journalism, who had .come  attended by a great company of spliits  ���of dead journalists, even 'including In  his retinue those of such venerable  founders of the nevvspapeis as - Defoe  and'Swift, the genial Steele nnd gentle  Addison, and Div Johnson, and such  later edltois ns Timothy Anglln and  George Riown, and their object was to  acquiie Into the state of British Coj-  lupnbia journalism; that all'the news*  ���papeis in the province must attend and  explain then-own courses and expatiate  upon their own vlitues. Upon, the  bearing of this pioclamatlon the editors  attended in the following oulet:  "The Vancouver Woild,  thinking to manage a scoop on the  Province, airlved, stealthily, the flist.  It explains the journal's history, how It  has ' somersaulted through * sevcial  ��� changes of politics, having suppoited  t>ome of the most Infnmous legislation,  .and l�� now come to be owned by a  -company of lallvvay promote! s and sawmill grafters, whose cause It Is henceforth bound to, body and soul. As It  leaves the piesence It desciles the Piovincc sneaking iu at tho side, and looking much chugilned at having missed  the "coop, but vowing inwaully'that  it would Aillfy the Woild enough to  make up for the soriovv of its disappointment.  "The Piovlnce '  "     ��� i-   1    <.  (hen explains'Its own doings, saying  Us ambition Is to become wealthy and  attnln a high social position, to which  it means to sacilflce' honor and'purity  und even eveiy vestige of self lespect.  To tills end It has sold itb soul_to a  ���devil named Seepeeur, and in its interests it vvoiks most liidustiiously, stooping to any dt-gieo of flunkeyism. In  .proving Ihis it points to its slanderous  and malicious attacks on the striking  trackmen on the C. P. R��� a few years  back, as well as a similar course to-  waids the flsheimen's sti Ikes on the  Fiaser river. It says, also, that, having iead some ot the cuireut works of  modern libertines, it tiles to Imagine  itself /bioad-mlnded. This moreover  -gives 11 a line opportunity to advocate  the open door policy of civic admlnis-  lintlon, and It never misses a chance  to champion the cause of the low and  "Vicious. The Piovinct' then withdraws.  "No\t ,   ���   "'  The News-Adveitlsor  appiiiachcs vvltli'gieat delibi-iatlon and  evidence of high toiy authoilty. Tlhusa  short but hlgh-woided tule of dignHled  Jmbci illty, which I.s Inteispeised with  dlmossions about tbe deud provincial  p.uiy. It vvouid have fallen asleep dui-  lng the 1 elation of ono of theseidolcful  tales had it not'been mnlndcd by a  waggish. b>slandei Unit It was behind  as usual, as the Woild and Province  had been theio alieady, vvheieUpon il  lost Its dlgnltv and depnited in gieat  ���ttf pid ut Ion���and���dlspnlr, ��� Jlseoui sing  1" Union is I  Tliu' Union   Brand   on  Strengfh" ��  e  0  e  ��  0  o  0  ���  Strongest and Best. 0  9  ���the-  ��� ���  0  ���  0  9  0  O  a  9  9  9  ���  9  9  0  0  9  9 Stands for all that is  9  0  ft  9  (LIMITED.)  HAW'S BLOCK, WINNIPEG, MAN.  i'ft  '.'���0��0��0��0i��9e��*9��0V0��0��9  sadly upon something about being partly tied Jup to a corporation.  "The Ledger's  *,    ,  fairytale representative slipped, by the  News-Advertiser as It was going out  unnoticed. When,lt was Informed that  nu the tlnee paper!, had been there, lt  looked sad and murmured something  about Dr. Sanson and Di: Reynolds being behind the government or the government being behind them, and that It  vvas no quack journal either. It could  do,up the Nevvs-Advcitlser evvry day  In,the week.  "The hont from Vktorlu passing thut  way liud landed neai  by the'     ������     '  Colonist nnd Times,  who approached the couit in great  haste, each clamoring .for a hearing,  and 'each deshln'g , to be" heard .first.  Their address was somewhat'-aftei thc  following dialogue:  "Colonist���1 am the gieat unadullei-  atod blgotted, jack-boot-admirlng tory  01 gun.  "Times���I am the piovincial 'boss of  the llbeial party.' ��� - " ��� ' ���*  ."Colonist���1 am reactlonuiy from the  word 'go,' and champion the most obsolete torjlbm, even out-iKalllng the  London Times. '   s   ^   ,,  "Times���I'am the whole gilt machine  (aside) or I  vvouid be if It wasn't fot-J  that d '- Joe.  "Colonist���I have backed up the most  corrupt"gang of political swlndleis ever  known-in Canada, and nnitovvned by  the Dunsiiiuiis and am subject to their  demands. \.  "Times���Have I not had my shaie'of  the swag, too? Don't I back Bodweli,  thc most notorious charter monger in  llie province, the Instalment of every  lallway move, and am I not owned by  a rich coi poi atlon us well as the Colonist?  ���"Having said -this Ihey*depai ted,  both seeming content .is hav lng gained  the advantage.       ,  "Attention was then called to a eient-  ure that vvas wilggllng about-upon the  ground, and bad been tiylng foi some  time to'attiaet attention. Seeing lilm,  the god who by this time was much en-  ingcd and disgusted at tho pusillanimity of our journalism, rrlud out In an-  gei: "What nre you, and w hy do you  come befoie us In that postuie?'  'I,' ��niil the croatuio, 'am  The Now Westminster Columbian.  As I cannot ilv.U otheis in viitue 01  ability. 1 am to out-do them in sei \ lllty  and shiiniele.ssness, hence T go about as  a;s>ei pent, .seeking to come ut the heels  of'my .idveis.ii.es.' It then explains Its  existence, saying that it bad once been  a. woithy pei ton. but  when    Cox and  J.-iffray had sent $.10,000 into the toun-  . ' * *  try to defeat Joe .Martin, it hnd come to  tbeir sei vice. It called liponi the "Almighty to witness if theie had be'en  uny depth or degradation and bn-sencss  that ll had not desi ended to in the  cause of Its nn.steis It hid tiledto  send foi th copies of Its v lie sheet, vvilh-  out postage, theiohy Infringing the le-  glatlons, and upon beliig 'tiipped'up,'  It had shown Its diugiln by vilifying  the postniustei;nnd Hying to malte a  national gnevaiiLC- appear to be Inflict-  by bi Its neglect ol a couple ol one  tent stumps r  "A stillness ensued after the cieatmo  had teu'-ed speaking, dining which it  tiept back and forwiud befoie''the audience, as Hying best to express Its  'cringing and .senile natuie ll wns at  last stai tied by the thundeious tones ot  the splilt of Di. Johnson, who, although  he was pleased with the loiylsm ot the  icptlle, vet was his noble soul shocked  iruellj .11 his sycophancy.  "'Do you,' he cilrd, lliink the public  inteiest best s-cived'thut you should  annoy the c.n of people by youi < on-  stant, whining about youi own petty  affulis' Aie'two 01 tlnee in splaced  copies ol youi slniidoious .sheet to be  made binning public questions.' C.iiiv  youi sllmv body out of sight, -wie  ci eatui ol- .   "Thf  uueping   thing   was   so  .stated  ami put out of coiintciiiiiKc by this intei Jectlon that II at once showed the  cowardice ol its ii.itiuo bv turning  about and ci.iwling i.-iplillv out of  sight. When It hml dls.ipp nond si>\c-ul  other JoinnaIs ot lus��ei '.ipnc'ty Hepped loiwaid, but tin god was by this  tlllle. so  .Much   llmagcd  that It would not hear Ihi'in, lull iiidelv  demanded iliem lo leave Its piesence.  "This ilioiiiiistancu seemed to be  very uiifoitiiuale, because these papeis  piofossed llioinselvvs as nut belonging  to the coi potations, and iherefoio being moie Independent, ihey might have  lu sonic incasiiic icdeemt.il lhe repuln-  t'on ol our Journalism.  "When all had gone .the deity looked  about upon tho saddenedmiuI grieving  countenances ol Its followeis, and held  foi tli In the following manner:  "Alas! sphlis of the gieat, that 1  should have to u.sk ynu lo look thus  upon the degeneinted state of the art  which you founded, and gave life and  Insphatlon to. .Heboid the lesults ot  your noble woik undei mined by the selfish stiuggle tor existence In this age  of commercialism     This  fair province  which was a noble heritage to a thrifty  and Industrious and god-fearing people  has been portioned out by unscrupulous  legislators, to a class of land-grabbers,  charter-mongers and monopolist millionaires. With their ill-gotlen wealth  they have purchased all, lhe"liifluentlal  pi ess, "nnd through these poison arteries they seek to Inoculate^thc heart ot  the penpleVlth a spirit of Indifference  and of contentment In their, bondage.  You see that these sycophnnts -who have  been, befoie us, have sought lo enhrinoe  their, value us the public mesa,.by advertising their own  Depravity and Servility.  They believe that these qunltles are  demanded In modem journalism, and  theiefoie thuught by displaying them  to1 win oui commendation. Doubtless  In to-moilow's Issue'they will all have  leadeis on this night's expeiience. The  Province will loud.off with a headline  .somewhat like this: 'Province's scheme  cfiJournalistic progress received gieat  approval by court of Mamucksum.'  . "Then all-the rest of the uibe will  have .something similar to say, and the  last echo wlfi be the musty and .sophisticated edltorluls of thr Nev\s-Ad\er-  tiser and Ledger.  " 'You,' it said, turning to Steele and  Addison, are foiced to witness the results of your.eftorts to .iiispiie. the  woild vvith pine, noble and chivalrous  ideas, thus annulled and deadened in  the hearts of your ages posterity.'  " 'And you,' turning to Anglln and  Hi own, iind, even the age' whose  eaillest moments you adorned l.ipldly  dcsei ting'the principles of the true political fallli' which you laboi ed so naid  to inculcate.   , .Alas! alas!'  "Heie the voice of the deity was  binken 'with' sobs 'and lamentations,  and the celestial company swept out of  my vision, and the last sound I hcaid  was the voice ot Swift (vvho appaient-  ly has not foigotten his sarcasm In his  lmmoi tallty) taying, -*'The .people have  mode their own bed, let them He in  It." ' >      "  And I awoke, and behold it'was not  a dieam. ��� POLAKILY.  Vancouver, Feb. 19, 100o.  Wall Papers  FOR,    "  a WALL.  S   PAPERS  GOTO  E5��  P. P;  726 Pendr Street.  It is a little early yet to talk about  Wall Paper, hut I want the people to  know that I am noV opening lip the  finest stock of Wall Paper that ever  came Into this province. Ot course we  have not received our full line, but  have enough to please most anyone,  and we are going to continue to sell  these beautiful 1903 coloring and patterns at the reduced rate until the busy-  season opens. Anyone wanting Wall  Paper or work of that kind it will pay  them to buy now, even If you hold it  ovcr for a month or so. Ours is a  Union Shop, always has been and always will be. Room moulding to  match all papers. Agents for the pro*  vlnce for white enamel letters for  signs. Kalsominlng, painting, etc., and  all work guaranteed.  TO OUT OP TOWN CUSTOMERS It  Is always a pleasure to send samples,  Drop a postal card stating price, color,  which room or rooms, size, whether 9  or 18 Inch border, required. We will do  the rest.  Union Directory.  THE    .yAJTOOUViHR,   TRADES    AN3> ,  Labor Council' meets ' first   and third  Thursday, in-each   'month, .at 7.30 p-m. .  President, W. 3. Lamrick; vice-president,  Geo. Dobbin: secretary, F. J. Ituasell; fin- t  anclal secretary, J. L.'Lllley; treasurer,  T. H. Harrington,; sergeant-at-arms, J. C.  Kerr;  statistician, J.  H.  Perkins;  tiustees, Messrs Pound, Cross and Thomp-,,  son; executive committee, Messrs. George  and Gothard.      l  EVERY KIND OF-  \ Job Printing Done I  I      SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.      i  WHKN PUBLIC OWNERSHIP PAYS.  i  It ls commonly asseited that public  ovv'neishlp stands condemned already  by a record of fa'llure. People have  learned, 'v. c are told, that they cannot  manage laige enterprises lor themselves as profitably as they can permit these same enterpilses to be exploited by 'pilvate corporations, says  the Toronto News. It Is foigotten,  however, that pilvate eoiporatlons_ do  not-habitually 'use their managerial  skill to ghe a' cheap service to the pub-  lit'.' Quite naturally,' and uite pioperly,  private corporations buy as cheaply as  they t,-in, arid,sell as deaily as they  can; so-jhat the pi Ice. tliey demand  fiom the publio does not*depend upon  the quality of their "manageiial skill,"  but upon the limit" that "the ti utile will  bear." Thus, though the public may  mako mistakes in management," it can  veiy geneidlly keep in its ovvn hands,  with gieat piofit lhe contiol ot sei vires  likely to become, In pilvate hands, op-  piesMve monopolies. Tho i adeeming  viitue ot public ovvneislilp Is the fact  that the public has no inteiest in robbing Itself That public ownci?hip Is  oi ten profitable, plenty of ln.*.tames  piove. Kvery tiaveller in England, foi  Instance, is amazed at the cheapness of  telegiaphlng, now a. public service; and  cannot get over his sm prise at finding  th eliolley cai rates in LiVeipool. Glasgow- and other cities where municipal  ovvneislilp prevails imining about a  penny. Piof. Pai.sons, of Boston, wilting in the cuiient Aie.in, gives sevcial  inst uitos wheie the tinnstei of civic  v\.it,er woiIts fiom pnvnte to public  ovvneislilp' has gieatly ieduced the  pi ice to the people In Syi.icuse, foi instance, the family late diopped from  ten dollars to five al the change. ' Tnk-  lnirihe"wliole-Unliod"Stiiies"*"he f iys7  'lhe charges ot private watei lompan-  los nio 1,1 pei lent .moie pei family  than tlle th.ugcs of public plants, pc-  i-oidmg to M N. H.ikei, the editor of  ihe .Manual of Auieiltan Wntei Works,  nml llie highest autlioiliv on the sub-  1tct In the countiy."  KOYAL IIANiK OF CANADA,  'lhe financial lopoil of the Kovnl  I'.inK ot Canada, detailing Its position  nu the vein IflOJ, has just been Is-nied.  A coiiipailsoii Isdiawn with the operations In 1901 and It Is notlted (licit K  a most -..'itlsfaeloiy Inci ease foi the  vear Just ikved' Two handsome dividends weie passed, the leseive lund  st lengthened, and the geneial. assets.  Incu-ast'd, combining to place the affulis of the bank In n veiy ' buoyant  condition. It I.s pleasing to note ulso  that the Yancouv er bi uneh of the Royal  Hank continues to do a safe and piqllt-  able busliuss, and It Is constantly expanding The confidence leposed In the  institution Is expressed In thnt the bulk  of the marine and mercantile accounts  at this poit 'arc -lnndled; by the  Vancouver biaiich. the nianhgenicnt ot  which Is as accommodating ns It is  cnieful and shievvd.  Independent   Printing  Co'y  BASEMENT, FUCK BLOCK, VANCOUVER.  mmmWi proouive  PARTY PLATFORM.  Following is <the platform adopted at  tho Kamloops convention of the Pro*  vincial Progressive-PaTty:  That this party lays it down as a  first principle that they will nominate,  endorse or support only such men as  will place tlieir signed, undated, resignation in the hands of the convention  which nominates or endorses them;  that this resignation be sworn to; that  this resignation may be handed in to  the lieutenant-governor ln council  whenever a majority of the convention  shall consider such- action advisable.  1. That we gradually abolish all taxes  on the producer and the products' of  the producer, shifting them' on land  values. " '  2. Government ownership of'rallways  and all means of communication.  3. That the government establish and  operate smelters and reflnerles to treat  all kinds of mineials.  4. That tlie franchise be extended to  women.  ,  5. The abolition of property qualifications for all public offices.  G. Farm improvements, Implements  and stook not to be taxed, and wild  lands to be assessed at the price asked  for them by speculative holders.  7. No land or cash subsidies. Lands  to be held for the actual settler.  S. Ten per cent of all public lands  to be Immediately set aside for educational purposes and^ education of all  chlldi en up to the age of 16 years to  bo fiee, Eecular and compulsory, text  books~meals-and-clothlng~to~be~sup-"  piled out of the public funds where  necessary.  9. Compulsoi y arbitration of labor  disputes.  10. Restriction of Oiientnl immigration by a law on the lines of the Natal  act, and if said law be disallowed, it  be repeatedly re-enacted until the end  sought is attained.  11. That to piotect us fiom Asiatics  already in the province the government  insert a clause In ill private nets to  this effect: "This act shall bo null nnd  void If the company falls to cntei into  nn agreement with the government as  to conditions of construction and operation," nnd that the house pnsa a  tesolutlon to piohtblt the employment  of Asiatics on all franchises granted  by the provincial house.  12. Conservation of our forest riches,  pulp land leases to contain a pio-  vislon for re-foresting so as to produce  a perennial revenue and make pulp  manufacture a growing and permanent  industry.' . ,     ���  13. That tlie act compelling' the scaling of logs by government scaleis be  enforced.  "M. Absolute reservation fiom sale V  lease of a certain part of each known  coal area, so that state owned mines,  If necessary, may be easily possible In  the future. All coal leases or grants  hereafter made to contain a provision  enabling the government to fix the  price of coal loaded on cars or vessels  for shipments >to B. C. consumers.  15. Municipalization and public control of the liquor traffic.  16. The right to a~ referendum where  a valuable subsidy or franchise is to  be conferred."     "���  17. That all transportation companies  be compelled to give free transportation to members of the legislative assembly, and supreme court and county  judges.  IS. Election day to be a public holiday, and provision made that every  employer shall be free from service at  least four consecutive hours during  polling time.  TEACHKRS AND TRADHS UNION-  'JSM.  The Teachers' Fcdei atlon of Chicago  has iccently decided to join the Chicago 7<*edciation of l^iboi This makes  the teacheis a full-Hedged uade union  and a pai t of the genei al labor mov c-  mont. The teacheis as a ilass are the  best educated and most Intelligent class  of vvage-eaineis In riilc.igo, and llie'i  unqualified endotsenium ot the tiade  union systenuof oig.imz.itIon and theli  action in becoming a. p.u t of lt is Indeed giatifylng. It constitutes a splendid emloisement ot oui movement and  shows the natural li end il -all w,.ge-  eaineis tovvaid oignnizatlon ilong  ti ide lines under tiade union .system  of oiganization The action ot the  teachers' Is w Ise anil beneficial to all  concerned, nud fai rouching-ln its nio'-  nl effect upon the univei**al vital Issue  ot the day.���the oiganuition of the  woiking classes���New   yoik Journal  Knvy always implies conscious mf��i--  loilty wherever It  resides���PImv.  Tiust   thyself     Eveiy heait violates  lo Its own lion string,���fmieison.  At the end ot life llie Journey Is among  ruins���Sir Funds Palgiavc.  '   Fai. fur beyond our lion, the eternal  l.iws  must    hold   their    .sway.���Hemy  Clcoigc,  Telephone  liirn-oiit. J.  Stable*.  I���2���it loi  .1. Kpaimw.  a  line    llvciy  Pa luce Lively  Civility Is a cliiiiin that attiacts th"  love of all men���Bishop lloinc.  UNITED BUOTHRRHOOD OF CAR-  I'ENTERS nnd Jolnei.s���Meets eveiy  second and fouith Wednesday In Union  hall, room "2. Piesldent. A. E. Coffin;  vice-president, L C DeWolf; lecording  secietniy, Geo. Dobbin, o'll Hamilton  St., Ilnnminl occietniy, J. McLeod;  lieasiuci. G. Adams; conductor, H.  Howes: watden. J F. Giay;,delegates  to T. & L Council, Geo Dobbin. Geo.  Adams, A. E Coffin, L. C. DeWolf and  S.. O'Brien; delegates to the Building  Trades Council, H. Howes and J. Mc-  Leod.  TEAM    DRIVERS'     INTERNATIONAL  UNION,  No.  409-Moota   lst   and   3rd  Wednesday in each month in Union Hall.  President, J. C.  Kerr; vice-president, 3. '  Cawker; scc.-treas., D. Mclver; rec sea, .  B   Bridge; 'correspondent,    F.   Tophnm;'  warden, A. EL Soaper; conductor, J. Lit- .  tit;  trustees, C. B.  Htgglnson, B.  Haywood and A. Robinson; delegates to T. ft  L. Council, J. J. Harrison, A. E. Soaper,  Geo. Dunlop, J. C. Kerr and C. B. Hig-  ginson.'  "A ,     '  SHIRT WAIST AiND LAUNDRT  WORKERS' UNION, No. KB���Meets  every 2nd and ��h Thursdny in 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,  aiis<.n. ilargie. Coltart, Lee ami Hogg.  Wllil.Il*s AND WAITRESSES'UNION  Local No. 28. President, Charles Ov��r;  vice-president, A. N. Hcrriiigton; seer*.  tury-trensurer, J. II. Perkins, recording  secretary, Jliss A. Scuitto; Press agent,  W Ellender. Meeting eveiy -second Friday evening at 8 30 o'clock in Union  Hall, corner Homer and Dunsmuir streets  INTERNATIONAL.ORDER OF BLACKSMITHS, Vancouver Union, No 1S1.���  Meets the first nnd third Monday ln each  month at.8 p. m , in Union ball, Homer,  street. President, A. A Bigg, vice-president, G XV. Smart; financial secretary,  Chns. McAllister; recording secretary, D.  Robinson, box 37, Vancouver, B. C ; delegates to tho Trades and Labor council,*  William Latham, D. Robinson, H. Howard.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No., 113, 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. Dclghton: conductor,  Wm. A. McKay; warden, Henry Patterson.  CIGARMAKERS' UNION NO. 357.���  Meets tho first Tuesday in each month  in Union Hall. President, G. Thomas, Jr.;  vice-president, J. Crow, secretary, J C.  Penser, e|o Mainland Cigar Factory;  tieasurer, S. W. Johnson; sergeniit-at-  arms, D. Morrlsey,. delegates to Trades  and Labor Council, J. Ciow, G Thomas  and O. Mattlson.  ��� i i  Xi  rr  THE RETAIL CLERKS- INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets ln , O'Brien s Hall, the first and  third Tuesdays of oath month. J A.  Munay, president; W. J Lamrick, secretaiy, -NS Princess street.  BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS AND  ' DECORATORS, Local Union No. 1G8.  Meets 2ndr and -1th Thursday ln Labor  Hall President,,E Holland; vice-president, W. Halliday; lecording secretary,  l! Crush, 707 Eighth avenue, west; flnan-'  cial secretarv, A. Gothard, k22 Howe  street, treasurei, H. MeSorley.  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF  Electrical Workers. Vancouver Local,  No 213���Meets second nnd fourth Wednesday ln each month In O'Brien's Hall. President, A McDonald, vice-president, J..  Dubberley; recording secretaiy, S. W.  Huston; financial secretary, H. V. Rankin.-  AUXILIARY, NO 1, LOCAL 213, I. B.  E. W. Telephone Opciators���Prosident,  Miss J. Hunter, 812 Homer Street; vice-  prcsldont. Miss F. Livingstone, 660  Granville Street; lecording^secretary.  Miss J. Browne, 827 Richards Street;  treasurer, Miss . E. Bentlcy, 1121 Seymour Street.  JOURNEYMEN BAKERS' AND CONFECTIONERS' International Union of  America. Local No. A0. Vancouver. B.  C meets first and third Thursday in  each month. President, T. A. Baxter;  vice-president, S. Walker, treasuier. J."  Green; secretary, M. MacLean, 21C0 Westminster Avenue.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION  of 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-president, H. J. Littler; recording secretary, J. H. McVety; financial secretary, J. Anderson.  .1OURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION OF  America N'o ITS ��� Meets lst and 3rd  Mondays In room No. 1, Union Hall President, C L Whalen. vlce-prc-ident, ,T.  T Mortimer: recording secretary, F.  Williams. 1S14- 7ih avenue, west; secretarv-treasurer, J. Savage; sergeant-at-arms,  H Brazeau; delegates.to Trades & Labor Council, F Williams and J T Mortimer *  BUILDERS' LABORERS' FEDERAL  UNION, No. IB, Vancouver.���Meets oy-  erv 2nd and Ith Thursday evening at V  o clock. In room No. 1 Union Hall. President J. Sully; v Icc-presldonit, W Lyons:  secretaiy. H Sellers; treasurer, J Cos-  srovo, warden. H Chapman; conductor.  R- Harrison��� delegates to-i'iades*&-La~  bor Council. J Sully, G Payne J Cos-  giove -ind R. Harrison, delegates to  Building Trades Council, J Sully and J.  Co*-grov e  VANCOUVER TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION, No. 226, meets the Ith Monday in  each month at Union Hnll. President,  W ,1. 'MacICay; vice-president, G. K.  Pierrot; secietary, W. H Hunt, P. O.  box Go; treasurer, John Walklns; sergeant-at-aims. Jas Webster, executive  committee, II W. King, Robt. Todd,  Ralph Wilson. A. W. Flmbovv; delegateo  lo Tiniles ,t Labor Council, Robt. Todd.  Geo   Hartley, Harry- Cowan.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday  of each month Ih Sutherland Hall, corner Westmlnstei Avenue and Hastings  Stieet nt S p. m. President, Jns. McGuigan; vice-president. A. G. Elliott;  secietary, M. A. Beach: treasuier, W.  H. Viindeiw.irkcr ; conductor, H.  Howes: warden, G. Martin; sentinel,  D. Smith: delegates to Trades and Laboi Council. B. Marshall. F. C. O'Brien,  Geo. Lenfesty, A. J. Wilson and Jas.  McGuigan. ���  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNATIONAL lTnion. No 120���President, E Haipur; vice-president, .T. Gil-  mnn; coucspondlng-liiianclnl secietary.  J. A. Stow ait. 442 HnstingsSt. E.;ic-  eoidei, XX'. If Aylcsvvoith' tieasurer,  G. Rower; guide. .W. Bushman: guard-  Ian. O I? Jatoues; delegates to T. &Jj.  Council, E* Haipur and'J. A. Dlbden.  Meets- first*, and,',third Wednesdays,; ot  each month in Union Hall.  4 THIS INDEPENDENT,  SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21,' 1903'  .%<*m*^  ���    Tbe Gurney foundrij Co., of Toronto, I  [9.    Maker* of Oxford Stoves and Ranges |  I   Are Unfair to Organized Labor. |  j            We expect tlie workingiiu-n of tlie west to ^  i'         ��� help vis win this fight.    Tell your friends. ��  %.���<���:' 9  $                    IKON MOI'iDKKS" UNION, XO. 28. %  '%                    METAL FOLIPHKUS'UNION, NO. 21. 1  ���$               ���    STOVE MOUNTKHS"   UNION, NO. 11. J  '0 **  ^���.���(���������^^���^������(���������i*:^K*;K*;K**i(*?i-�� : ������!���������*-.���*������!���.��� .-*��� )������+'���*�����������**'  KEWSOFTIIE LABOR WORLD  .Deputy .Minister of Li'ilmr King Is oil  li!:-- .'v.-.-i.v lo l-Vi-nie lo si:i! u-'int he can j  do tinviii.ils sett ling the strl*<e.  :.Iiriijjylon. .Maa., carpenters Jiave 110-  tirieil l.iic cculraclors ol' tlielr 'nloiuioii  to ,!r:i*..'u-.il lnt-reas'i-d wages on .May Ir.ti.  .Mi.rjl.iva! labor unions -urc- very ac-  tlve. and'u neuer.il dviir.ni'1 for increased /my w;MI be imu.le in the early sprlnv.-.  Voitng Mi*, lloeliefelli-r'nils'the us-  ie.'i'fu's thai 'lie is vvorih only *":10,000.'  lCvldemly i-ieln-s liave_wins;i '.vhen the  tax-M)lit*i;ini* comes nvijiul.  Tht": Clcriiian po.-U have fnrtnpd .a  Wlien to gel iwulv-t- iiMHsya line. Tills  furnishes u. Mamlanl ��� value to which  the Society of Canadian Authors may  gradually work up.  Tlie by-law submitted lu Ctiolph citizens in favor of Inking $--'."i.000 stock.in  the electric.' roii'1 to. J-lespider,:'. carried  l>y -ISfi. A lady S7 yeufs '>f age was one  of   those win) voted for it,-.  The iJt-pai'lment of agriculture-of Ontario will cii-upci-ato ���with the .Master  Pakers' Association in providing  schools Tin* bakeis where Uio science  can be taught on u;--io-ikilc principles.  William Jluiins, the leinperunee tan-  tluifitc In the North York hyo-eltcllo:i.  vvas struck in the head ��;ii!i a i!ea.*:l  7 skunk, by an-aiul-toiiiiie'riiiu-e mob on  Wednesday night.. "-'\V*iiicvur i-.t-ard of a  speaker ���vjuuilng ��� a-.illnuilaiit or Ihis  sort? The place was Aurora .and' the  -meeting a h-roaner.    :  At Toronto"," Mlrensftii .signed a. petition protesting against the union.   The  total force is 1111. incji. ���.���Aid. Bell Is Ivying,'-to  find  nut. wiui   started   the  petition,, but so far lias lioen unsuccessful.  It is alleged Unit -there is a split in lhe  union,   and   that   .soine '.'..unscrupulous  pein-n took advantage' of this "and iii-  ���?tliR't'il : the? nien.? uiosl   of -ivh.oin-; deny  -that they  knsw what alioy were, .signing, .lb thus proicst. ?  There is niure- or less objection oil tlio'  ���'jiii-rtf of the-:-Amalgamated.* Society" of  ���������Cni-peiitei-sj 'anil 'Joiners .'in  America .to  - nltlliale Willi   tiie ?I:!i.''.itlii*riipoil of Car-  penters'aiid;Joiners,    rrhc bi-otheiiiond  ������..is;by.far,the 'stronger, organization,���'������.nil  ,. affiliation .should   . be   sought     by   the  "Amnls"  as a : matter , of   policy,  the  .game? as  the Anialgmim'teil 'Society  is  now 'eiiilcavoring- .to. bring '..about" lh'  '���Tlnglaiul.   There an effort Is now bying;  .put forth to unite Hit-three existing or-,  gaiiizatlons of Carpenlers.' the Anialga-  :.mated,   the,Associatftd  anil   tht*  Opei-r  alive   i.'ai'|ieiiters.   and  Joiners.    It   is  about, time' that the .labor .unions took  ah'-'example froni tho trusts und eoVii-  ? bi iies.i nil followed it ?a. little, more et-1  . .feel 1 veiy.'���Toronto Toiler.-  i ��� ed. Football, racing and boxing  i.i.u t'-.e saloon have occupied men's  iiiiiuslita to the exclusion of the'.r own  wits. And now the blow bus fallen.  While we were shouting for tlio. capitalists In the late, war the capitalists  at home were quietly maturing, tlicii-  Idiuts'td crush the shoutbrs. "1'lie war  cf capital against labor is to ha carried  on relentlessly to the,bitter'end.' 'The  law. affords no protection to the workman. He is at the disposal of the employer. What does he mean to do?���  .'Reynolds. ~  CO-OREIIATIOX AND LABOR.  .Mr. George Jacob Holyoafie, contiud-  ���ing',;.-a eonvinciiig sevies of articles,  which the vetrean reformer has been  contributing to tlie Co-operative News,  in answer lo tlie attempted boycott of  co-operators by; private traders, says:  -pt;\v hat .use is it foivussailants lo;;.iJi-?  sert that co-operators are deceived or  deludedV Are the buildings which list-  Proudly iii the air, and which they own.  deceptions-- Ar�� the savings they own  ���in the prolit banks?nf the stores delusions? Is the ever-enlarging co-operative trade a mistake-.' Aro the annual  profits of the great societies unrealV  Does lhe .i-n-0,000 made by the Hoclulalc  store poi -exist?. Is the more than  ���C^OO.OOO a .vein* .retuineil*by .the'.LWd.s  society io its members a deceit? Are  lhe'great.annual profits df,'01dli;ini.,i>f  Uni-iisley, of.Bolton, of Derby, and  other, great stores all imaginary-? .If  Ihey'v vvere, t hore. would uhe no jieod.to  j try boycoltlng against thoni. ...It failed  in Scotland. The till made no way In  the contest'-'with the soils of lie covenanters. Co-operation'has'its covenant  also. In England, In like maimer, In  early nonconformist days, all .the force  'of. the? church failed in conflict With  them. 'Tlicre is nothing divine in the  aopkeeper. The grocer's business is,not  sacred, in the .secular sphere?, Hiiop-  keeye'i'S have just'ihtluence. and so has  the.co-operator;' and? .according, to his  merit, he will stainl. and the bo.ycotter  vvill. n'ot"drive..'him.; from the: lield? or  commerce."  KIlflflNG THKUXIO.V.  '-  .  iVnbthei- blow has betas-struck at .trade  .��� unluiiiWrn. , The court of npji'eal has decided  that ? tiie' 'penaby  miner's'  union'.  -may. not .pay outof: the funds of. the i  tijiion money' to the miiicrs on strike a ij  tb.; local colliery.'. Weiieod nol trouble!  our; readers   vvith   th'e'mere.? technical';   .  points of law.    Tt  is'siitlicleut  to sayr  that- the court has overridden  tiiedc-i  ��� clslon .of  the .exscutivc   of  flic ainio.i.l    A  .ir.U  tiie iuen 'are iet'l at  the nvrey'Vifi. ,>  ."-.-'���"   .ROSSI.AND  FfREMlCNi??:  Tlie '.Mlo'v.ing resoliicions iiav'e been  arii'Pted���"iiniinlinous'.y fcy the11'osslai'.d  iVir.i-'i'A' anion, XV. F. nf -SI.- No. -IS:'-;:  '.'  ".Wliereasf���Tlifiiuiiyui- and city doiin-  ell have reduced the-- wages of iireir.en  of the city '.from ??." a month'to'-$67.30,'  and - VV  - J'J-A  ������Whereas���The; chief lias.stated ���iilint  tlijs lire "department could, be miiiiaise'il  ��� .- a   -   - ���  with -a slight reductImi*;of the force and  "���ftetl a greater 'savlngVthiin by a reduction In-the-'wages ofthe men employed; be it '.'���.'.'���' ". ? -'   J[  ������i'.esolvcd���T-iie Kossland'���'��� Aliners'  union'urge .upon the mayor, ami council to restore'the wages to the i'orir.er  rate, as ve believe tti.r.Q, a month to  be entirely too small an amount for the  service a .competent' fliethan - lh thix  city, "and  further  be it .-���'��.  V"V        .":  "Resolved���That a-coiiy of this ic.to-  lution be handed into the, city council.  published, and  spi-'ead   upon  our   min-  utc-s. .'.".:'��� ':."''���  ,;'.'?'?   '.:'..      " X i  "'A!.. P. .VIIi.I.EN"i-:L-VK, Secretary."  cr says. ��,:tnteiid"s .to levy this'coming  season an unjust tiix or not les.s thun  W per thousand feet." This tax, it declines, will probalJy amount to SGliO,-  Oiitt. Such a price Is dangerously near  the prohibitive point, the U-ader states,  and It forcibly polnlt. out the absolute  necil of lumber to the prnliio settler.  The I'algary lieiald* denouncps th"  combine as perhaps the woist example  of the genuine tiust that lhe Nurthwcst  i in slum .The l.diuonton B.illct'n ic  wanK  lim situation as  "atrocious'  > ><   Whin you vi.til U> hiie a llrst-ilnss  hurst' and buggy, go    to    the   _Pal.ui'  Iflvcry Stables.   Tflephone V23.  THE FIREMEN'S BALL  Tclejihono 1-  ttirn-out. J.J  stables.  -2���5 for a fiiva" livery  Sparrow, Palace livery  C. Ellis, comer Cuiubie nnJ CorJova  streets, is tlio place whoio you cit  your hair cut in an artistic manner.  ..FROM   SAN   FRANCISCO.     -  the recent  election of tiiicers,  the*  cairitaTisFs.  although.    a'pnarcnilyTT  vvith-ihe cxceplloii' of oaeiuan. v,-lni:e]  -,expenses  are'being   paid   by  the, i:*;-,-.-  Vploycir.'tiiey :���!! i-.grt-ed thai thrfr f'.i:ul>  'should, be  .T,p.-,Hlf:;l   f'.ir  this  iiarpo.-x*.  It, Is for, tlie working Utsses to co;i.-i:'<--  vvhat liM-y sliall do 'uudei- tiiis-fresh ;u'-  fiirj.iou.    iir.r 'ailvite,   as   tin-    itiouth-  ii!;*ce  iff trade i::iioiil:in.  Ii.vs bf-cii !g-  lVJik.nhiiiilliva'j^cliofjLiijiijii'-ldent.riLllia.  fe'*VAtisASiv^W^t^"i'Aii*s^tMto*t<i'i4*';  ;;?:Tbe:;Salt;. v.';.;,;,, J:  |qf: yfe:   '     '   |  miiiiI iimrii-iif  ft'  !::  ?"I  X  ?'���?? l-i?  '������" :M'"'  Uj        is Iniiiiiiei-s.    \V  ��� M it.V We'll uct il it'an out anil uul (i)  t$ barjjniii will foleli it. (���'  Q'''ii"' .'< "Mow Is Ifil*  rade-J and  Laboi* Council.  A. jiiief, e. merchant, recenlly doniit-  | -'������J -fifty jacks of .'lour to  tlie striking  i r-inueiE at B'.'ilichl.  I -  j    The long light of tl-.c beer I>:itt!oi��:I*oi-  !.i".-ci!g>iii.'bn   result!:,!   last   week   In   an  jagi-qcir.cn':   liy  five' fi tin:-    tb. u:il'..n;:o  I liieir I'Etalilii'hmniiti.  j     !-,f!-ei*tr,cc:--   h,-tv(i-;ii' tli-.-   street ' cv  ! f.r.viviny' nntl- (.-ni.'iloyr-i.'s  !:i "ibg.ird   to  j she method'of lou'mirg cash liave Lcn'  ; ucljiisi'.-^ Vt'titVintiv^wlll he no sirllte.  j.   A ic.ife:ei;,;e   bt'i'vyi'en "? p/lltliil.i"':iuil  en-.plcyse.s of th:- Cillfm-iiln- N'ortlivrcat-  evn 'r:ili*.v,i.v company insl w,;ek result-  ���:'.! in tile lorir.e.' gram in; an iucrea.se  of 10 per rent. In wattes, lhe new; >cl?cd-  ule to ti:k'-' efie'vl ai oi-,i*e.  Thursilu.y evening "'the Vunt-ouyer  Kirc Department proved that their'record  for excellence is hot alone in 'respect 'of  their lire-lighting qualities.- In the role7;  ot hosts and entertainers, In which eiipa-'  city they figured last night,- they art- un-.  excelled. . Over 4C0 guests accepted ih-ir  Ihvitatloa to participate In. the fifth an-?  iiunl ball of the Department.given in tiie.  City ,Hall. The grim old civic bullrtluj  was"transformed; Its customary gloomy-;  Interior was a vision of reflected llghi-s,  'und colors'and Its staircases,--.;hnlls.i.and.  antWooiiis.: presented a kaleidoscope or  gaiety. Tlirbugh. the sacred cliairibcrx;  where Words of weight: and wisdom only,  are want to vibrate ami echo were lieunl*  the ceaseless iiikU enlivening strains, of  sweet feminine Voices ami. .orchestral mu--  sic; graceful fi. festoonsvof "greenery and  liuntlttfeV; ' (Ict-ked walls and celilngs-'and  laughter, revelry and happiness relsne*!7  supreme. , ���'  No effort vvas lost by the hosts in,  niuko, the occaslo'ni a ���successful one -in't  no p'aiiis Iiaii been spared to ensure ever;/  guest thoroiishly enjoying lhe cvciifiuc.'  Although anticipating a ready acceptance:  to tholr invitation, the hosts had not con*?'  templated so large an attendance us- thai  which ,Jlllc<i. the largo hall at.tiie hour,,  iiiuioiiIiccd,.,Vqr''the>^  bly it was to relieve, tlie'priissitrc, "In" any*  cascit .aided In causing a diversion, thiit-  an alarin f'rbiu��� Moiiiit"l?lonsiiiitwas tins,  in over the ball room .crovvit al'cw, inin-  utcs before the Grand -March.should hav^  started.)! Inrespufiuing to the .t-all^lo.'diii.v..  the firemen? showed as mtich alacrity, as  Ihey hart a inomeut befoi-c In responding  to the orchestral*strains ai'ul?.som'e>*ilo'ii,n;  patent leather sliueil. vvhito' tied 'aiid glbv*-'  ed fire fighters.jWiroi qulcltly.; feneuillns  lIouiit'Plcn'sKi'it-warils'jbchlnil'the pnnliii';,  fire horses. The alarm proved to have originated lii a chimney fire ami Assistant;  Chief'-Thompson,.leading ills ifbrec's.i'vyas.  jnst .able to? reach", the sceae.ol'. festivi-.  lies again la timo, to '.lendV out his, fair.  wife , and .take liis place iu the grand,  niarcli.,;,,,.."��'.'���.    :.'���.. -:; i -  ,' ; ��� :,,?'.??���:. ?':";.  This latter vvas a pretty anil spectacular parade; ? tiie ��� beautiful dresses of, i..e'  ladies.,the silver biiitloiic'd uniform's of tiio  firemen 'null 'nciit'iegulatlon- black, anil  white,:bf:.the;, other of 'the sterner *se\-.  ninile alirilliant picture-under tlie.btiii1.-.  lag canopied 'celliiiSf:-The tw;o.?M. C.'s,  Jlcssrs. .Finillay and Martin.? headjd the  march, followed.'? by lii? Worship ^layor  Xecland:-.',with, Miss ^Ald'-rilyce bu .hi.--,  ariiL Chief' niid''ilrs. iTariisle.?Assistant  Chief aiid Mrs. Thompson, Captain Van  JIrs.' Clegg. Captain aiid JIrs.? Jloraii ;ind  oilier ''officials' and : prominent guests in:  due order. The inspiring strains of "With  Swonl and- Lance" regulated;'the steps  for the march. , ,,;."':'.'   .���''"���';���,-.,.'���  The grand, opening -\vas ifollowed "by ,��  series? ot'.ibrillii'.nt aiul atlractlve "diiiit-cs  which in turn gave pliico to ifxumplnoiis  supper which was .In : the capable hands  of Caterer Barnwell." The inotiti for lliis  was as i'follovvs:;  Huw Oysters.'   .?. Oyster 'Pat lies.  '���'V  V'a'A'iADS.'-'-/���.'''��� "y y.iy  ChlckeiiV  - ,'",��� '7ifObslei-? ..*'''  ? ..' ���'���������?i,otntb  V: '���':-.:'     '������ "ENTItlCKS. Vv *:    ?      .  \-cal  anil.Ham Patties.?,       ,(   ,  ''���'.'- COIi.1) FOWL.  "'. AIJA-X  Chicken'..''. ,; Turkey. ���,     ���'Ooose.'  ,.'��� COLD JIEATS. , .-'������-.-'."���  Boast Beef. �� Boast Leg of ;Multou.  ltoast-Veal.     . .Boileil Ham.    '     Toiig'ie.  Coid'Slaw. "���'.'     ':��� ;, .'. Ceici-y.  Crosse'.it' laiackweH's   Pinkies. ,'���"'���'  Lea &  Pcrrlii's' Saiice.  ���������: .-SWEETS.? '   V   ' ?  jfrulUand^Wfiiiu^JelUea^jlli'iaes.-r--^- ^���y  We, tlio iiiiiler-i(.'iuJ, li.unlle iho  nuiy I MUX JIADi: UIGAItt.nT.S  ninile in Canailit.^KAHNAC, V. C'.  anilT.&l!.  H.G.MOORE  S. HARCUS  ���  G. Wi WEEKS '  W.J.McMi5!an^Go.  ' Wholcsole /.gents ter 11. IV  Comer. Ali-XHinler Si, nml I'oliiniblii *Avei  '      .' VHlleiniver. lt..(!'.   t-     -   ��� .'' .'  l-.O. 1!0X,-.W.   . lilONK., 1711''..  PriONC  I2HOA.  Carpenter and Jo Jner  5J6-538 Seymour St.  Between Pender and. Dunsmuir Sts.  AU kinds of work in thisilne proriipt-  ly'nttended-.to...-;-;,:--;,'i.;?'.'.-."-:ii:.-;-.-..'*������. ..*- .-  I:  A tw'M-ciuart-:? *  ]:Jot"Wiitor i^oitlt-  i'pr'J.ii'   '  Foiliitii in Syringe  A-X-'-'iScXXi''''''  ,  (���';���  ���I  ^ Tlio MeDowclL Atkins,  �� LP-IO-DATt DHUCCISTS.  The pi-ict* oi'ili'it'rii Co!iiiiili?aii l,n-,i-  boi- haa arouse,] the wrath ��< Asiinl-  boto. anil Alberta. iVil^ary, Itc^lna and  lOdi-.iniiLin liewEpaj/ci-s have inade tlio  charge'lhat prntt caliy ail the saw mil!  ownciis of lhe Noiliiwest-are bo.iuil to-  (��/ j getheriiva trust, and tli,if-prlce.*i hnve  Wiibin (Ji>., Jiil. Lialiiliiy |  '-'���...IS  gg .- - ���   ���'���:���������    t��1  a��<s��������������&s������s������������  i hce-.i liicrea.'ii-'.i to'aii t-xorbltai-,t'piiiiit'.  TlieVKegina Leader, asserts , that? live  j-jja'rs ..ago; the lowest grade; lumbt-i;  ccud:bc  bought at'*:$1S per- thousand'iTeet-.syslcin" of-alarms.iiad'.beeii-Iiisl.illed  ,���;        ,, ���,   . *,.      ���     .    ..    ,.      ..   . .so (.lint the resnonse, to.any cnll would lie  feet, and that, the price; to-day; Is _*2S;'.'prompt and efficient.': XX-A -y ���>?'���  Charlotte Russe.'   i'rtiil.aiid Plujn Cakes.  : Lemcii Tarls. liiily Fingers  MacariMus Assorted Fancy Cakes.  Candies.  --V   1-T.UITS.      '������:'���,     "'   '���'..  Apples.-       -'���"';''-Or.ini-'es. ' llananas  Niils. '        Raisins.  Dinner P.nlls.' I.uuer. Cli'.v.'-e.  Tea. - .tioffee.      Lena.,mule,   .  A'anillit   ami   yuavvberry ice  Cream.  The supper mom was tastefully decui-.u-  cd with'greenery, mid limiting ami; pr.���  scnlt'il the apioariince of an ciichaiiieil  eavc -ratl'.er - lii.m ul" a basemen I nt tli-.-  City iluil. .'i'ilt* tables although 'seating  Ti3 ut.once. proved inadeijiiale lo acciin-  inoilate'all lhe guests ami supper, hud  cunseipu-ntly'lo be served In relays. Af-  icr,liiipjjer I'm- ilanc^ and merriment war  coiitiuuCfi till an early or,-more corrt';:i-  iy inieiiki.ig. a lat;- hour till.- morulas,  when Hpccii'.l cars look the guests home.  With nil lhelr preparations for the l.-s-  tlvitles the flrmej did not neglect-to safeguard the City la case of fire. Plri-meu  .1. Courtney, with tv/o'"specials"was In  ch.irgt^ uf the -Nft.-l Hull ami held: the  chemical ..engine rciiily for a call. At the  il'.'ailiiiianeis hnll Kuslnuer ;. Cnmernn.  with 'Messrs.- 0111,'; Davidson nnii two  eiiaro n-.cn had the .engine-, and chemical  manned and at No.- li Hrinnn l-'.-."iIiirr.iy'  belli a -fiill company cfrescivc meii In  waiting.' The iio.ie; wagons from :Nos. 1  and 11 Halls were, plai'Lsl. In-, reailfaesrf,  hllched up. iic'artlie CUy.Hall,' nn.l a: ner-  ���PacSficiBpitlin  8mj)ortei*5 and  BotfSer*  ::;;   gokk ayk;:.;.,>n*Vxk���7Ss;,;>:-"  .'������.���:���''-'sbLE- xaKX'r+XyX'y'^yy  :��� NO'iMCK :, is iii-:i:i-:i.tv :;i;]VKN.,.i!uit  nuplicnt ion will, hi? Vniiido iit.;t|ic L��^'isla-  i.ivo- Asst��ini)i.v. oi" lhe IVoviiiL'C of Bnlisli  tjultiiiiljin.'nt, ii.-^..iit*xl fsi'ssiun, for ��n Act,  U>. i(U-or[��Jirnr<.' n i-oiii'juuiy io 'construct.  e(iulp,"-:o|h'rtt1i-i, ntiiJ inniiitajti, ; tnle|tliom'  iii'il - teloiiraph' liiie.s, .wiiliin- ami' .Uirouj;!i.  Uiv iiuiintaiul of.,tlie |>royinrc: of JJriLish  Culiitnliin: ��"ml io L-onsinii'i, .('reel, anil  niaititalii. ]M��i('.�� iii'id oilier works anil ''dc-  \Ii'c>.: t'+'ecssnry forviiiukln.^i co:a[>loliiiy,  ivorkin.i; ami mti inlaitiiiiy. cotriiiiunicalion  liy U'U'pliuim initl -.tt-liyi'iiirh ? withiti e ��� tlu*  laainlati'l ;of tho suid 'lVuvince of -liritlhli.  Columbia: it...! to opon and; hmik up an.v  part.; of llu' ,highways or streets within  tin* t'uUl niaiiiltiiii); iiml lo pui'chaso, :6r  Junsu . or dispiisc of lands or biiiidin^s  wil It in the laa lit land of lite said Pro vhitiu  and io purohase!or:vit-��se lolopltoiiu ,. or  Leie^raph itne.'j - connect eil .-or: to be rdn-  tiecled v.-iilr the Hue whicli the Bttid,coat-,  puny, iuny construct; and lutiaiji'iijiiaic  witli or" .lease ils' line or,-lines or  rn nynfi�� r v i to��~orr'poTl i otn'~ciV?ri��o t ffiTV" ^ali>F  other coinjmny: anil with ull other in-  cfdeiilnl riHhis,, as may be, nervs-  sary to Un; attainineiit of llie al-oye  necessary to iho nllnhiinvnl of thu. above  objects or unyof tlinn. ... . :    ���  '.,  Dated    at   Vaiicoiiver.   li.i C,  thin Y8lh  day, of Di'i-i'inher,  JtiOU.  P   tJ,   MAUnONKi.l..;  - Hnliritor for Applii-nn'N,  Patronize the  Blue label  BiMNDb"  ]y^yM 'MMlW  /, './.:  W9i^9i^MiM9il&^  THE WHiECLER fc!'wits6N,",,';  . ��� tii  >.Ai '-!  ii  o  5*  I  i  t.  7lt  9  :i:  $  High-Speed Sewing Machine I  i*  3r  It  it-  \l'  ih  I  Wc havo jubt Installed one of these wonderful machines In our  store, fitted with a small electric motor. We Invite anyone Interested to come nnd Inspect the machine, and the extrnoidlnary  speed it can attain���as lilsh as 4,008, stitches a minute. Everyone  is welcome.' '  ? 126 Hastings St.  SOLE AGENT  SPECIAL    ALIf - STEEL   WIRE ROPE) SNATCH-. BLOCK.   .,.?:;?  ALLAN*   WHYTE  & CO.'S  SPECIAL WIRE .CORE' LOGC-ING WIRE.  ? PLOUGH anil CRUCIBLE STEEL WIRE ROPE in nil sizes and Erodes.-;  All kinds of loggers'  tools arid supplies, Camp Utensils, Etc. .:���:  Phone- 44.  122 Cordova Street.,* Vancouver, U.CV   9fy  Phone 10S3. ��� .  .���K(*&^.>>K<tel^^i{<*K**i;<>k^ V  :I!:Loeks &n& haiefte&yy^xyyyXXM  ���^lX''XXiiy;XXi'i-:--Xx>i-X    -��� -' A. -yiyxxX-XAJX-X; ;���(>/ rtp;  ,;}::AjyA-.?-.We especially:caii yiu.r attention ���.���;1..o.tlipi.[actV'.v!iat,\i>u'rf.'siccl*.;;V,'^:  ���     nnd .assortiiipiit bl' I'lulis  a- ';"'= ���:-   ��-.���'���������.������''"- V'-v!::-?i'!|i'i>'V|.iik=.'' ;n*,fact,all" y,.AiiX'.jX:.y-. '-,;-:-:?:;?V -yjxz S'-,;  Hi'-        -���:���-���-���'���:���'-"������      ���'������������������-������::������--���: -' '* ' V        *   --   ' . -���-.- ������;..���      y- ������.  .'��� :���'     : y^:..  9  9  "���'���  ��������>  S: ilium ii  fSardware fo��; Sloiisiejc^ Block  ; We have a comp'i!te:l!iie Vpf Uie* lei(iin�� :^erican;.ind* t'/i; Cilion V5  Vgoods and wo wi! I put yi'U 'neivt.Vto 'qua lity;, pricc'^itnil. .v-.i,i��iy?., ?;,V?,f S  "A Nothing adds moio to?U:e* appearance andV.valuc *oi ,a-house";������.?5  ���I'liaiy ;a;ooilj "tasty��� ^modern';lriimmingsVV).-v.V-V'''.������;  ?, :: Wc liave.'tlicm and; helicvc vou want, them.'?  --;?.339^HastingsV;St^  "Xl-M  AH  L-^iire'vbry stylisli-lodkiiig?'; Not? too 'much, dr ,slylc:as?(o  tliQiii. too? cons'iilcubiis.' but justMsiHcleiit''ot iai daslii alioul'-. Hi  make,a'man?look���-?"dressy"?aiid---.':'vveil-grooiiieii.": so to?!;pealc. ?  ry J Tlio fashion is,'nnt .confined to Just? oiie' single? stylo of > hat  |:":ii;e many .styles���siilllcient to suit 'ail, tastes.tiiuiVall .foi-mii or  and  faces.?   $i.;*0, aiid  $::,a:-o the..:io:iuJnr 'prieesV ': V "'"��� ���' ?     '?'  Xiy". S^NJfr��N��fa^  V?'-'?,:-     :'V       : 10*K-d 106V Cordova? Street. lAyA-AiiX.  ?;?Tninl- Stor��?l27 Masiings St., Op[).:Wm.. Bal|ih'��-.- :*  rjqiagB��ggagip��!^^^m^g.cwx'��^ .  niiike''-.  -,.'-l'-  r.'in.tO! -  i-lliei-e*  heads  -:, --i- y  xxy  it -.,/,'  ���<S����S����S&)����������^������ti, i.��Q����<��)������������^&��)(faj&^  (ft).,"A ' " ������������������'        0 09  ��o?��,  A'liisCeer Withoutvia Peer.'?  ' :.';,  Brewed right here in ? Vancouver ?l>y-men? of years?aiid yo ii-v'tx-*  p-Tif-nce and in'a? brewery iv hose "plaiitis lhe;rrtost pe!-Cect"'k:i>:-.vii?td  V'the? art ot?brewlng,.;isV'ty.-Hny^  : ���lie hearts oj the,iieoplc?\vliich-iio .otrier.'beer can;suppla:itv."..-:  ^������������V%V.-'T'V..-V:-V;VVV'":-S^  W  Quarts V  id,  rewer^s,;*v Lie  ^-ahcbuverf^B^C^V?.'^'"-7:?;?.  and for sale at all flrsl-cla*.s Saloons. I.iqtiorStoi-es .-ind:II'-trlsi  ?,^tW-:WEJSTMINSTt-,!.:7-V^*?-f^"  If you i'.i-c-a   .  ���;0listi):i!i'i'. of, ours   .V    ' '  :*nu !*::i';*,y liovy  ���oxi-oeillriffly well'"������,'  wc lyiiiHloi-  .tfjullonion's Mnon.     ���'  if you aiy?,iiol.oihj.-:*:,"?.?  Of OUI* I'llStOIIlei'S'���:,'.  v.V Iji'I'cvo a��� V       :���'*.���'.��� '*'  !:*!al oider ': '.  would ivalu' youoiu' .'...  rat -Ioiik a? you stiijV'il  . vv.'Uihi a iiiillus of, . ������.'���?  ���iCO -jil'.'S cf Vaiieoiive:*.  ���.'.in.'.'l I .'J:if;li��ril�� Sln*i*i;, 'IVI ,.-|.|ll-  , ;        . i --*���*�� t,��-f i" ���' * itl. -*-" in , ,v rf-Mii,.  ,,,':���  :??: V::??���'��� '."���:;iVI-'-'l i-n;:,iA ���:������'..V'"'-'  ;?.������������*-���!��� ���*"t��-  ��� ���.*>���*������.  -*��V (I  "I  ft  1  y ,'0.  !.\ l  li-, ,-  'H  '-' f  iir^;Er^r^S3DHK22SE   Adveilittr, la 'rile liidepei'durit.:  Uc^iiiiiiiil  VWIiun cyu's; an.' fi.ii'iifl ���['<. bnve ...  any ?ili-fuclr:huwuViM',.;. -ii-.:'-i*. Inere-.' f .'���  In  liul oiii-VUrjiii;   i(.-; i'<>*    I'lovldo"< ���;.'  Blii.Hj.uif iiurly. : Ilm,; ili.'.i,,*v Ined i t;  liy, inn; iiiiciiu o( i,|,|,,. , vii, :,\|-'i f.  htin'i; iuiil;i;i*t;,i. |.n.ii. ���'.'��� i.���;: hi y*ou I r'..  I'l.riii'ii-rly.  All .��;oi!>?t;u,..., ',M'i"l. -, ,'. ( y"-  \yp^m^mj   \9 '������:'>���?'��� fho.Je��k-e!i!M.'-ohii.?0'>iiic.1an*,.-''?:,:i'-.4k.:'  l.�� iAyi.y.X,yt)i-Ui Cerdoyodi; '      -  7 ��.'��^'��i<��.'*^��-^��-��<><.^.^>��^>^i ;  :;KO&$?*^  'XM  y-M  xxM  'Ik  xAiyxi  AXy'yl--'

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