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 Legislative Llbr'y Mar. HIM  THE ROYAL' BANK  OF, CANADA  . BA'VINOS   BANK . . ^  A IMun "B��nlr1n�� Buahuss  Tmwcmtrim  eoVXCBS-ttaatbaza Street,  W.,  CUTmliittlmUT Amamm, VaooouTcr.  , C. PERMANENT IM ASP  SAVINGS CO.  Authorized Capital . {10,000,000  Subscribed Capital ���  -  1,600,000  Aasom Over, ���    ...     s<Xi,O0O  Head Office, 321 Cambio Street)  Vancouver, B. C.  FOURTH YEAR.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY*   JUNE 20,   1903.  WHOLEINO. Kj9.  Regarded as  ���]' X Political Decoys  The Trades and Labor Council Passses Strong Resolutions  * Against Old Parties without Opposition���  U. B. of R. E.���Other Business.  President Lamrick presided at Thursday night's'meeting: of thc* Trades und  iLabor Council. J. T. Wilson acted as  secretary, Secretary Russell being absent.     There was a fair attondunce.  J   ��� CREDENTIALS.  Bartenders' union. No. 30S, A. L.  U.  ������George' Morency, Harry I'urkins.  Factory  Woikeis' Union,  No. Hill���J.  1  lOwilllams.  Delegates.tookitheir seats.   ���  COMM UNICATIONS.  Federal union No. '-3, stating th.it  ���that body will send a delegate to proposed   labor   convention.      Filed.  Philip  Obtiii.  Central  P.'.rk,  diawing  attention to thc fact tliut unfilr goods  - were being handled at thjt place. Delegates were asked to take note.  ,  Kelson Trades ar.cl''Labor council  wrote thnt the state, ot trade at that  place was'fair... The-Culinury Em-  ployeea'Protective union Was facing a  lead proposition regarding the Chinese.  Referred   to   Walters.       ,"������  Arthur It. Smart, secietary Calgaiy,  No. 305, General Laborers' union, A.  Ij. U., wrote'that a combination of capital was formed to smash every union  in that city. ��� ;Referred to Parliamen  -tary committee/ -    "  Hon. Sir "William Mulock wrote, ac-  Jtnowledglng' receipt of council's letter,  and stating'there hns'not ns yet heen  any proposed legislation re incorporating unions introduced, and the'session  is too" far advanced to make It'possl-  ble for apy'aueh.icglslatlon to'become  '��� lawv even" If 'introduced:"'-Referred -to  Parliamentary committee.  ��� -  Cigar Makers' union, No, 337, re proposed defence fund.    Filed.  Amalgamated   Society of   Engineers  also wrote to the same effect.    Filed.  Builders' Laborers,   No'. ,32,   favored  establishing   proposed    defence   fund.  Filed. /      '.'   ,    .  The upholstercis wrote," favoring the  defence fund.    Filed.  COMMITTEES.  The Mortgage committee reported  progress. ,  The committee on election convention reported that Invitations had been  .sent " out for "the labor convention.  Adopted?'..' _   "   ,";  ' ���  iJaundry workers reported that Mr.  Kirk, of the Dominion laundry, had  agreed to-,ublde by'the award of the  arbitrators, and that the locked-out  employees had returned to work. f  ��� Teamsters reported that- so far1-as  their union was concerned the late V.  13.'~ot It." E. strike had not been declared off. There was one large firm  in the city who yet, refused^to recognize  thnt'?'organizatlon. - - * '��� '"  The' mou'l'deri*'^[ported ������ that since  January 1st their working week had  "been reduced from 60 to 50 hours.  ���-Tlie���clerks���requested���that���union  members call for the clerk's working  card when purchasing goods.  RE THE OLD PARTIES.  Following ' resolution was i carried  ���without opposition:  "Whereas���The Vancouver branch of  the llborul party are reported to be  desirous of securing the assistance of  ihe Trades ��nd Labor council, ln order thut the liberal party might 'get  ���control of the political power of the  province.    It is hereby  "Resolved by the Trades ar.d Labor  council, In regular meeting assembled  ���That we rc-afflrm tho resolution  passed at the Montreal session of the  Dominion Trades and Labor congress,  iind subsettuently adopted by that  tody, which is in part as follows:  'That hereafter any member of a labor  organization found on the platform advocating' In the Interests of any of the  old political liberal and" conservative  parties, be regarded with suspicion as  decoys of, the wage-earners and as opponents, of the advanced labor movement*; and be It further v  "Resolved���That the executive officers of the council are hereby Instituted to refer all overtures and communications'from tho said liberal association to the council ln session, that they  may tie passed   upon   In accordance  with the spirit of the foregoing resolution."'  Delegates were requested to. bring  the matter of ralMng funds to defray  counsel expenses at labor commission.  In reply to a question, the'-U. B. of  It. E. delegates stated that the strike  would be dually decided on Monday  next, as i* vote of the division was  helng, taken. No members of the U.  11. ot 3. K. had yet gone back.  DIAOIIMSFS' (MM1M  '������J. R. Edwards, Vancouver's delegate  to the tenth convention of the International Association of Machinists, held  last month at Milwaukee, Wis., has  reurned. ' To the Independent he said  that his trip had afforded him much  pleasure as well as being an Instructive one. The reception tendered the  nine Canadian delegates could not possibly have" been better, and the 300  delegates, the largest convention on record, were most solicitous as to the  welfare of the branches In British territory.  ���  Delegate Edwards wns appointed on  the Extension of Jurisdiction committee. ��� v  Paragraph 2 of the preamble was  adopt-d, as follows: "And believing  thai; organization based on sound principles'as to the" wisest use'ot our citizenship, based upon the class struggle  upon both economic and political lines,  with,*a_ view .to. restore the ^common  ,we'al of our governments to" llie 'people  and.using, the natural resources and  means of production for the' benefit  of all the people." ���  A long drawn-out discussion on the  adoption of proposed resolutions, pledging thelr<support to the socialist party,  ended by the whole matter being laid  on the table.  Delegate "Warner, No. 434, said as a  socialist that he wns not in favor of  the resolution. The tendency tot the  average socialist is that he lacks patience. -.The machinists started "by  putting ln the preamble a socialistic  plank, and thc speaker thought that  that was ample and sufficient to serve  any purpose. "I am opposed to going  too far In this convention," he said.  Delegate Fisher, of 134, opposed the  socialist resolutions. He said he was  neither democrat, republican or socialist, but he favored a union labor party at tlu proper time as being the  only piuctical way of unions going  into politics. The time was not ripe  forr',tlils or even any other'unlon'con-  ventlon to take up political action.  Speaking on the question of strike  benefits, Delegate "Webster, of 207, said  that'their experience in the Union Paclllc strike, during the last eleven  months, has been that lt ls the young  meh-who-take-thestrike"Hghtly.-They  aie,the ones who advocate striking and  push it along and when it comes to  the matter of sticking it out the married or settled men have to'stick and  fight it to a finish. Of course there  were n few exceptions. A vote was  tnken and the strike benefits unchanged, namely $5 for single men' and tl  for married men,  President George Downing sent-a  message advising that Vancouver had  signed schedules on the Sl-hour basis.  This was lecelved with applause.  It waB resolved that the convention  go on record as helng unalterably opposed to any member working, overtime except in cases of extreme "necessity, such as may be caused by accidents, flood, fire, etc. '    ���  The following resolution was carried: "That application blanks presented by rallroud companies for machinists to sign, having questions other  than trade qualifications, .be' protested  ugainst.and being persisted In, the men  being willing, be withdrwn and others  instructed not to apply for employment."  It was decided that machinists employed,on railroad systems may. federate with other railroad shop and contract shop trades where each affiliated  trade has a defined international organ  ized body on the system, for the purpose of acting In concert In ull matters affecting all  trades  equally.  Officers   were   then   elected   as   follows:       President,     James   O'Connell  (tenth  time);  first vice, P. J.  Conlon  second vice, A. W. Holmes; thlid vice,  J.  D.  Buckloo;    fourth  vice,    Thomas  Wilson; 'fifth  vice,  George  Mulberry  sixth vice, WHIIum Robinson: seventh  vice, G. Ames; general secretttry-treaS'  urer, Geo. Preston; editor of the jour  na],  D. D.  Wilson;  general0 executive  board, Messrs. Gerrett,   Doran,   Ford,  Tucker, Reynolds; delegates to the A.  F.  of L.,  Messrs.   "Warner,    Creamer,  Ireland, "Hammerstrong.  �� WILL ENFORCE THE LAW.  The act which was passed at the last  session of the legislature, entitled "An  act to regulate immigration into British Columbia," Is to be enforced by  the McBrlde government. It Is the  Natal act, which was disallowed by  the Laurier government and re-enacted by the B. C. legislature. Frank  Russell Is the ofllclal,appointed to enforce the law;  Miss Vivian; recitation, Mr. William  Mihiiu; song, Mr. Harry Wood: song,  Miss Mnhel W. Crlpps; song, Mr. "William  Moore.  After the concert the dance furnished enjoyment for the young folks for  the remainder of the evening. The refreshments which were served ut midnight were well up to the standard of  the programme.  Some misapprehension has been created by the report published ln the  Province that the dance was a benefit  for the striking employees of the wood-  enware factories. This Is not thc case  as thc factory-workers and the woodworkers are two distinct organizations.  CLERKS' PICNIC.  FACfORY WORKERS' BALL.  The factory workers held an enjoyable concert and dance In O'Brien's  hall on Tuesday evening. cThe early  part of the evening wub taken up with  the concert, which contained some  meiitoiious numbers. The programme  was as follows:.  Chairman's address, Mr. J. B. "Wil-  llums, president of the Factory-workers' union; recitation, Mr. Grant; song,  The clerks held their semt-electlon of  officers on Tuesday night, when the  following were elected: President, Geo.  Cathrea; lst vice, R. A. BIndon; 2nd  vice, A. Atcheson; secretary, W. 3.  Lamrick (re-elected); financial secretary, E. E. C. Johnson (re-elected);  treasurer, W. 3. White (re-elected);  guide, A. Gunn; guardian, A. R. Mus-  kett; delegates to Trades and Labor  council, W. J. Lamrick, W. J. Andrews,  A.  Atcheson.  It is proposed to hold thc annual  moonlight excursion on or nbout the  middle of July. A good, strong committee has been appointed to make arrangements. The union is in a flourishing condition. Bro. Dunbar, of Seattle, was present, and made" an address, which was much appreciated by  those present.  The Mistakes  of Pres. Estes  Candid Review  of  a  Strike Which  Was  Lost���The  Growth of Federated Labor Cannot Be  Forced, but Must Be Free.  J. A. Davidson, corner Ojnble and  Cordova Sts., Is the place -where you  get your hair cut ln an artistic manner.  Now Ready for  Engagements  ���c  The Local Liberal Party. Wants to Ally ^ Itself  with  the  Labor Party in Order to Carry Vancouver  at the Next General Elections.  The political gamo is on in Vancou-  couver ��� and the politicians are  busy framing up their tickets and ar  ranging for the campaign? .Both the  Liberals and Conservatives are making goo-goo eyes at the labor party,  and both the two great historic partle��  recognize that .the Labor, party, while  entirely* unencumbranced by a history  is greater than either of them. If not  both. In an unofficial way, the Conservatives have made advances to thc  Labor party, and. have offered to do  pretty nearly any old thing in order to  patch up an alliance. These advances,  however, have been more oriless in the  dark.' The Liberals, on the other  hand, have come right out Into the  limelight and, declared .themselves.    .  On Wednesday evening a meeting of  the Liberal association was held in  O'Brien's hull for a purpose unstated,  but understood. About CO or 70 Liberals and alleged liberals were In sight  when the meeting opened, and Frank  Burnett started the oratorical geyser  by-lntrodudng-n-'resolution-to-lhe- effect that a carefully selected committee be appointed from the association  to make a date with the labor people  and see' If a fusion could not be arranged. The speeches, that followed  were numerous, more or less Incoherent and aside from the resolution,  ranging all over the political history  from thc election of WOO to McPher-  Bon's nomination and Foley's candidature. The almost unanimous opinion  wns that tho liberal party should immediately open up negotiations with  the labor party In order to mnke an  alliance. Frank Burnett was the first  speaker, Introducing the resolution. He  cited the liberal doctrine that the liberal party ��"ns the natural ally of the  labor party, that the things done by  liberals for the good of labor gave the  liberals a first lien on the affections  of the workingmen, or words to thnt  effect. , Colonel Falk Warren followed' along' the same line, without meeting any dissenters. Then Joe "Watson  reduced the proposition "to a. tangible  basis by proposing that the liberal party arrange to place three labor candidates on its ticket, said candidates to  bo, nominated by the labor party at  their convention and endorsed by the  liberals as theirs. This raised the  question of whether two or three labor  men should be placed on the ticket.  While this was under discussion Mr.  Patterson, of Barnett, got on to hli  feet and declared that ho was against  any fusion. He claimed that the liberals would be making a woeful sacrifice to dignity if they went to the labor party, hat in hand, begging for a  partnership. He said it would drive  a whole lot of excellent lTberals to cast  their first vote for the conservatives.  The storm which folowed this declaration by Mr. aPtterson proved very  conclusively that the liberal gentlemen  present were deeply In love with the  labor party. Joseph Martin took the  floor to reply. He said that he would  be very sorry Indeed to have It go out  that the liberals did not wnnt to make  an alliance with the labor party. His  view was exactly the opposite of Mr,  Patterson's. He believed that the labor Interests were entitled to two if  not three representatives in the city,  and he could see no loss of dignity  in asking the labor people to pick their  own��� representatives,���who-would���go  forward to election hand in hand with  the liberals." He said that if the liberals and the labor people both ran full  tickets it yrould certainly elect the  conservatives.  This view was almost unanimously  accepted by the association, hut Mr.  Burnett's resolution to appoint a committee to make a treaty was shelved  for two weeks. It was the apparent  Intention of the manipulator, however, to take action on the quiet, and  there Ih no doubt that before the two  weeks are up the executive of tho liberal purty will be looking up the committee which wus recently appointed  by tho Trades and Lnbor Council to  miil-e niiunguiiients for holding a convention and bringing out lnbor candidates. Ai any rule, the astute politicians ol" the A'ancouver liberal association thoroughly appreciate the  strength ot the labor people and they  are going to win them out if they can.  This puts the labor party In an enviable position as they are now receiving  idvnnces from two ardent suitors and  should they decide not to run a full  ticket'on the progressive platform It  will be nobody's fault if they get any  the worst of it iri whatever alliance  they make w Ith either of 'the old parties, l "  '"    '���  IC the U. B. R. 33. strike proved nothing else, it at least demonstrated one  fact most clearly, and that is that you  can't organize a trades union with a  brass band.  "When Mr. Estes came to Vancouver  he did so with the declared intention  or organzing the unorganized em  ployees of the C. P. R., demanding a  raise of pay, enforcing the demand  with a strike If necessary, and calling  on the old organizations to come out  in sympathy.  Theoretically, 'Mr. Estes was on a  foundation as firm as the rock of ages.  No sane man would deny the right  of the clerks, freight-handlers or anyone else to organize. Also, no one  will deny that the clerks are doing killing work, for starvation pay. Furthermore, the universal '.identity of  interests requires that in self-defence  every properly instituted strike, no  matter where nor when, shall have the  support of every trades unionist.  So far, so good; but here is where  Estes got off wrong. In the first  place, he came to Vancouver with a  noise which attractedi public attention; then before he was properly organized, he fetched himself to the notice of the olllclals ln a manner which  constituted a challenge. "With public  attention already fastened on the chip  on his shoulder, the railway olllclals  could not affoidto Ignore the challenge. From their point of view it  would be fatal to do so. It Is part ot  the creed of every railroad,corporation  that the organizations must'be'fouKht  Inch by Inch for every foot of ground  that they gain. Companies will go into  a strike and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars when they know for  an absolute certainty that In the end  they will have to give up pretty much  all that is asked; but they would sooner make lt look a graceful compromise  after a fight hard enough to make the  trades union hesitate about jumping  into another than they would submit  to the sams demands peacefully, there  by inviting still further demands.    '  A knowledge of these facts furnishes  the reason why the C. P. R. started  the fight. The challenge wus out, the  public was looking and the corporation  had to light or relinquish the cherlshtd  tradition that the railway unions exist  only through the sufferance of the officials. In this Estes made an off-side  play, for which his organization hns  to suffer. /  But that was by no means his worst  error. The fundamental principle on  which the U. B. R. E. ls founded ls  thnt of federation. AU railway employees should be federated Into one  grand alliance; the 'specialized unions  such as engineers, firemen, trackmen,  etc., should he merged nnd brought under one manageemnt.  ���Thls"-prlnciple_is"so-evidentlj"* sound  as to require no proof. The railway  officials all over the North American  continent recognize lt and they play  one organization against another to  stand off the day of federation, arranging contracts or wage schedules to  lapse nt different times and granting  concessions to one union in order to  beat another. The gieat mash of the  railway employees also recognize It.  and they are gradually but" comprehensively moving toward fedeiation.  The unorganized employees also should  be able to see the benellt ot n universal ralhonders' union, and the general  public would regard with a good dooi  of respect an organization tluil em-  biaced oiic-elghth or the wage work-  eis of the United States and Canada.  However, Estes' error was in this:  that he hoped to force Instead of to  lure other organizations into his, which  policy was manifestly wrong. . Compulsory freedom, Is-an anomaly and  compulsory unionism is a travesty. To  tell the engineers, for Instance, or the  operators that ' they must sacrifice  tlieir Identity as such and be swallowed up by tho U. B. R. E. Is, to say the  least, a horrible lack of diplomacy. It  is not Ihe "sacrifice" but the "must"  that binds. Human nature is the  same tho woild over.    The only people  who submit to "must" are such pink-  eyed nincompoops as no self-respecting railroader would be found in company with.  The merger of the railroad unions is  coming as surely as sunshine follows  rain; but It will come peacefully and la  due time. When the employees,  through their specialized brotherhoods,  learn thc responsibilities of trades  unions, and the trades unions learn the  commonness of the purpose necessary  to success, the merger will be ln sight.  In this respect Estes did a good work  from an educational point of view. AU  strikes, won or lost, tench a lesson, and  this one has been no exception. It has  Illustrated the fact that the industrial  union Is coming because It is necessary; but it is coming voluntarily, not  by compulsion. The signs of the  times as evidenced in the amalgamation of unions Into brotherhoods, indicate that some day soon the world  will wake up to find that the railroaders have formed a grand international  alliance which will be so big and so  strong as to control the commerce of  continents, the governments of empires and the carrying trade of the  world.  SrREET RAILWAY MEN'S  PICNIC.  The Vancouver street r'allwaymen  will hold their annual picnic to Judge ���  Bole's^ ranch,, on the'North Arm, of the*;,.  Inlet, on Saturday, July" 4th! " The  steamer Hamlin has been chartered  for the occasion. Thc committee having the arrangements In hand Is displaying the kind of enterprise that  guarantees success.  VOTERS' LISTS ARE  CANCELLED.  With the dissolution of the legislature the voters' lists are all cancelled  and new ones will have to be mnde up.-  The new law of registration requires"  that the applicant must make affidavit  that he is entitled to vote. According to the act pretty nearly every public officer, such as gold commissioner,  mining recorder, justice of the peace,  city clerk, postmaster, mayor or aldermen, may take the affidavit and it Is  not, therefore, necessary to go to the  collector of voters in order to be registered. Thirty collectors of voters  have already been appointed and the  compilation of the new lists is now  under wny. Donald Donaldson Is the-  collector of voters for Vancouver.'1   ��� ���?!  PREPARE FOR LABOR DAY.  It is about time for the Trades and  Labor council to make preparations  for the labor day celebration, whlcli  ls due to be held In this city on September Gth. .The understanding Is  that Victoria, Nanaimo und Vancouver  shall celebiate alternately. As Victoria celebrated In 1901 and Nanalmo  last year, It Is now, Vancouver's turn,  and no elfoi t should be spared to make  the event a grand success. The time  to appoint committees and start the  thing off Is right now, before the oloc-r  tlons distract attenlon.  A parrot and a dog were left In a  room together. The parrot, out of  mischief, said to the dog. "Sic hlni."  The dog, seeing nothing else, went for  the parrot and tore out nbout half his  tall feathers before he escaped to his  perch. The parrot, after reflecting a  little, - said: . "Polly, you . talk too  damned much." There are many people, old and young, who would do well  to remember this story. -,  Hotel North Vancouver, finest summer resort on the coast Overlooking"  Burrard Inlet. ��� Rates moderate.  Telephone 1���3���6 for   a fine .livery  turn-out  J. J. Sparrow, Palace Livery  Stables. i .    ' /' ���' ',' >  "M* J;  :'V.'\<,.  '-, >" '���'���'''.''y, ^^*-^/r.VvVi;yi^.| THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY June 20, 1903.  I 3  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IN   THE)    INTERESTS OF THE MASSES  BY  THE INDEPENDENT TRINTING COM-  1'A.N'V,  BASEMENT    OF      FLACK       BLOCK.  HASTINGS STHBl'T, vancouvei*:, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTIONS IN  ADVANCE.  A week. C> coins; month, l."> cents; three  months, '25 cent*.; tix months, f,0 cents;  onu year, ?1 00.  INDORSED BY THE  TRADES & LABOR COUNCIL OI'* VANCOUVER,  TRADES i- L.MIOR COUNCIL OF VICTORIA,  VANCOUVER    HUILD1NG   TRADES  COUNCIL.  tion, which condition would be changed  by socialism. Scott may be all right,  probably he is, but 1�� his theories of  lieu love ure bused on u supposition  that socialism would render superflous  ull marriage regulations and make thc  exercise of Indiscriminate procreation  man's Inulteiiabk- right we must suy  that ho shocks our modesty. We mnke  nn luvit'iiw lo being a he virgin, but  Semi is agitating fur a condition of affairs  that  gt'es a little too tar lor us.  The Independent can always be had  at Galloway's book store, arcade.  Party politics in provincial affairs  Is nn aiiainoly. In Dominion affairs,  nt'iihor of the great historic parties  have .i policy th.it you could not drive  ,in uu wagon thiough. And even If  they did, how would Dominion politics  be made to lit provincial affairs'.' It  would bi- just about us reasonable lo  elect the oflK-ois of tho Ladle' Aid society on party lim'S.  .SAT ill! DAV.  .Itme 20, 1H03.  Tin- labor paity  holds lhe tup hand.  II" Jiiib (imn |s du. .ins livu salaries  loi- being li\c men tt unco wc know  ;t i'tilmv that will put in  with  him for  hall   ilie iiiuney.  That man who iiim rti-es an insoiiiiii 1  leiiicdy In th("-.\'<t\'j"-Ad. Is not on to  Ills job. lly tho time a man gets  J In uiifili leading fiirter-t'ottun's iniis-  >>ive lomliis it Is nut nn insomnia cure  Hint lie rot|Uii-is but nn electric shock  lo wnki" h)iit up.  Frank Kussell, secretaiy nl " tho  Tiade* antl Labor council, has been  iippiiinlt'd lo cutuiTi! the immigration  :-ct. This makes it look as thouuh the  McHi'ide novernineiil intended lo keep  lhe Orientals nut. Frank was born  for the job.  From ihis time ou the most popular  diversion in Vancouver will be the delightful pastime of dodging candidates.  II s-omu inventive genius would perfect  a copper fastened indurated mechanical arm wllh which the delenceless  citizen oulil extend the glad hand to  all comcis without inviting n siege of  locniiioier nt.ixi'i. lie could sell the patent   fur about  a   million.  Vancouver Union Directory.  THE VANCOUVER TRADES AND  Labor Council meets first and third  Thursday ln each month,'at 7.30 p.m.  President, W. J. Lamrick; vice-president,  Geo. Dobbin; secretary, P. J. Russell; financial secretary, J. L. Lllley; treasurer,  A. N. Harrington; sorgennt-at-iirins, J. C.  Kerr; statistician, J. H, Perkins; trustees, Messrs. Pound, Cross and Thompson; executive: committee, Messrs. George  and Gothard.  SHIRT WAIST AND LAUNDRY  WORKERS' UNION. No. 103.���MeetB  every 2nd and 4th Thursday ln each  month In Union Hull. President, R. N.  Hogg; corresponding secretnry, Wallace  Sharp, 1113 Richards St.; financial secretary. Mr. Lee; treasurer, F. Young: delegates to Trades and Labor Council,  Messrs. Hargle, Coltart, Lee and Hogg.  WAITERS AND WAITRESSES' UNION  Local No. 28. Piesidenl, Charles Ovcr;  vke-piosident, t\. N. Hoi-iington: i-pcre-  lary-irenkurer, .). 11. Perkins; recording  secretary. Miss A. Scuitto; Press agent,  \V. Ellender. Meeting every second Fri  Jay evening ul rt MO o'clock in Union  [hill, corner Ilotitth* nnd Diinstnuir stteeu  JOURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION Ol"  America No. 17S. ��� Meets 1st and 3rd  Mondays ln room No. 1, Union Hall. Piesidcnt, C. L. Whalen; vice-president, J  T. Mortimer; recording secretary, E  Williams, 1S14 7th avenue, west; secretary-treasurer, J. Savuge; sergeant-at-arms,  H. Urazeuu; delegates to Trades & Labor Council, P. Williams and J. T. Mortimer.  THE  PLACE  TO  BUY  SHIRTWAISTS.  I  i  I      WHERE IS IT?  >  ��� Why if you want the  ��   best choice and the best  * prices it is at    *���*    j*  X  t  t  4  ���  i  9  9  i  i  9  0  i  ,W..|  rton'.e sclent ist has discovered that  tl-.e human body is so peiincatPd with  light that a phnliigiuph of a poison  may be laken by the lays exhaled Irom  the subject's unutoiuy. This dlscov-  eiy i (institutes a nieniKO against wh'eh  the young ladies of the age will be  lound violently protesting. Imagine  some kodak fiend' dropping in on a  hat-li-puiinr courtship about 10.45 p.m.  Why,   iln-  idea   if simply  horrifying!  The men   w lm  drive  tlle  water carts  must   belong   lo   the   union.      One   of  tlioin   was  driving  down   Cordova   the  other day when it rung  promptly  shut  olf   the  took the balance of his cargo of aipia '  pura  back   tu  the  stable  The Province should tluow its policy Into the assay office. There are  indications nf a change ill its formation. A trace nf discontent nnd a tew  specks m" conservatism are commencing to show up. With the elections in  sight, and Joseph .Martin tlie actual,  If not ostensible, leader of the liberal  party. Waller C. Nichol Is backed up  Into a position where he will have lo  kow-tow   tn   Martin  or  swing over  to  I o'clock.     He'"'e conservative party, o Tliis makes it  spiinkier  and   painful for  Walter C.  Another Ihlng to deal with,  namely,    I politics In the union. An exchange snys  1'iosideiil itoosevell is now an IC.igle, "'nt "there nio still prune I'nol working-  "iind expects to lly higher than ever, men who still believe thut labor unions  The Eagles Is the greatest fraternal should lake no purfin politics." This  .society in the world. Its membership is absurd. AVe know of no working-  now Includes every vocation from the man who holds these views. AVhat the  light-weight   champion   pugilist   down   greai majority of workingmen  believe  to  the piesident  ot  the  United  Slates.  Hob llreen has had a dreain lor  many moons that ho would break into  somebody's cabinet somewhere, even  if he had tu climb over the transom.  Rut the wildest pipe lhat Hub ����ver  .smoked did not pli-uire ilim as the In-  eumbpiii nl' live cabinet positions at  one time,     ll never rains, but it pours. '  In though is that llie unions should  not go Into politics as such, but that  all wnrklngmeii should have a party  nuclei- their own control. You might  a.- well intio'luce religion into  jour political parties as Introduce pol  lliis Into your union, for in either case  a  grand smash  will follow.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No. US, \\  F. M., meets every Saturday at 7.30 p  m. ln Forester's Hall, -Van Anda. Presl  dent, John D. Fraser: vice-president, J  XV. Austin; secretary, Alfred Raper;  treasurer, A. G. Delghton; conductor,  Wm. A. McKay; warden, Henry Patterson.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNATIONAL Union, No. 120���President, E. Harpur; vice-president, J. Gil-  man; corresponding-financial secretary,  J. A. Stewart, 44;! Hastings St. E.; recorder, W. L. Ayleswortli; treasurer,  G. Bower; guide, AV. Bushman; guardian, O. E. Jacques; delegates to T. & L.  Council, E. Harpur and J. A. Dlbden.  Meets flrst and third Wednesdays of  each month ln Union Hall.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets every  second and fourth Wednesday in Union  hall, room 2. President, A. E. Coflln;  vice-president, L. C. DeWolf; recording  secretary, Geo. Dobbin, 533 Hamilton  St.; financial secretaiy, J. - McLeod;  treasurer, G. Adams; conductor, H.  Howes; warden, J. F. Gray; delegates  to T. & L. Council, Geo. Dobbin, Geo.  Adams, A. E. Coflln, L. C. DeAVolf and  S. O'Brien; delegates to the Building  Trades Council, H. Howes and J. McLeod.  TEAM DROVERS; INTERNATIONAL  UNION, No. 409���Meets" lst and 3rd  AA'ednesday ln each month ln Union,Hall  President, J. C. Kerr; vice-president, S.  Cawker; sec.-treas., D. Mclver; rec. sec,  E. Bridge; correspondent, F. Topham;  warden, A. E. Soaper; conductor, J. Little; trustees, C. B. 'Hlgginson, R. Haywood and A. Robinson; delegates to T. &  L." Counoil, i. 3. Harrison, A. E. Soaper,  Geo. Dunlop, J. C. Kerr and C. B. Hlg-  glnson. _,  As far as be has got, Dick -Mcllride  has lien pretty larky In the selection  of his cabinet. I;<ib (In en wi.l iln, and  Charlie Wilson's reputation ns n siiu.uu  man Is unarsallable. In I'act. bis honesty and .straightforwardness precludes  the possibility nl" his ever getting into  the saino class as the politician* that  we have been used to in Hi lush Columbia.  Senium- .Mark Manna protends to  have climbed Into the I'nosevell hum]  wagon. The im-ii and policies hu represents would gladly del'eal the re-  noniinatlon of lhe Itough Rider If it  becomes possible. With the convention only a year away 11 looks like  smooth sailing for the president, bin a  year is u long time in American poll-  tics.  "William Scott, uf Winnipeg, wiole a  letter. He addressed It "lo the editor of the Independent." but he sent it  to the Socialist for publication. Mr.  Scott hellovos In free love���lhat is, socialistic fiee love, not the mercenary  article on a falling market���and he  says the capitalist system forces men  to live In ram pastures, and beats  them   out   nf   their   sh ire   of   proerou-  ll lias been suggested by u Inr  number im" old-'.inie unionists- that the  matter ol i.ikins a hand in the forth  t(lining elections be lull entirely in the  hands of the socialists and the more  lfiillcal ineiiibeis of the unions. It is  pointed oul, and with .some force, too,  that there are a large number in the  union* who want lo turn them into  political auxiliaries, for the purpose of  supporting the .socialist party. It is  also claimed by this class that the  socialist Is lhe only straight-cut, elass-  cnnsclous worklngman's party, a.s opposed In all others, including the Indo-  pendcnt-labor aggregation, who are all  nccessailly capitalistic tools. In the  face nl Ihis we think that the Imle  pendent-labor party should not go into  the Held with divided forces, and,  therefore, should not lay a straw In the  way of the "reds and rails" iu nllow-  .lng_lliciii_ii_free-haud_to-See-What they.  ean do. Members of the old Independent-labor party have spent too much  time and money In the past without  any great deal to show for their services except abuse, lo want tn thwart  any new movement gotten up In the  best Interests nl" labor. The Independent has been usked II" It would support  a socialist ticket. That would depend  entirely upon who  tho candidates arc.  INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF BLACKSMITHS, Vancouver Union, No. 151.-  Meets the first and third Monday in each  month at S p. m., in Union hall, Homer  street. President, A. A. Bigg, vice-president, G. W. Smart; financial secretary,  Chas. McAllister; recording secretary, D  Robinson, box 37, Vancouver, B. C; delegates to the Trades and Labor council,  William Latham, D. Robinson, H. Howard.  BUILDERS" LABORERS' FEDERAL  UNION, No. K!. A'ancouver.���Meets every other Tuesday evening, at S o'clock,  in tho large room, Union Hall. President,  J.,Sully; vice-president, W. Lyons; secretary. II. Sellers, AVestern Hotel; treasurer,  J. Cosgrove; warden, II.-Chapman; conductor, J. Guiidcrson: delegates to Trades  .Vi Labor Council, J. Sully. G. Payne, J.  Cosgrove and II. Sellers: delegates to  Uulldlng Trades Council, J. Sully and J.  Cossrove.  Cordova St. Store.  it Takes a  to test the wearing quality of a stocking. If It's possible to kick a.  hole in them he will do it. i BLACK CAT HOSE gives him the hardest'struggle to wear them out he ever had. Every stitch delles rough wear. .They;  are double "at the khees,.the heels, the toes, giving long life and perfect satt*.  faction. PRICES 23c and 40c.<r"We are the sole agents In this city for Boys'  Black Cat Hose.   Everything in boys' wear at  CLUBB   ����   STEWART,  Telephone 702. :"       309 to 315 Hastings St: Wi  WHAT'S THE USE  +9: ..,99,;�� 90,. ���������������!  i  9  i  i  *99*~+4,  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS-"^  Cigar Factory  NEW WESTMINSTER.  PHONE I220A.  i I +^0000000+ + + + 0000+ + + + + ++ + + + + + 0+ +++I  t>  it  i\  ol hurrying about buying Lifo Insurance so many men think and say. At    '  lenst tno  strong  reasons ara: Go od health ls uncertain;   increased cost  ia    ' '  certain.  What's  the uso ot waiting might better be saldl . ' *  UNION MUTUAL   POLICIES ' < >  may bo depended upon to protect throughout the varying experiences of  human life, to faithfully guard thle Interests of the Insured, and to bo  promptly cashed when they become payable. Values and privileges abound  and   aro   conveniintly   available.  Dotailed tacts gladly furnished.  After three years tho Union Mutual Policies do not become void by fsilura  to pay premiums, the Main Non-Porfelturo "s,aw without action of.tho  Policy-holder, continuing tha Insurance Ior a Specified length, of time.  Union Mutual Life InsuranceCo ::  PORTLAND, MAINE! Incorporated 1848.-15  "' Call or writo for particulars and plans j ',  Head Office : 419 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C. ] ���  J. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager.  COLIN  CAMERON,  Special Agent.  y  O  H  n  it  tl  n  + ++++++ +++++ +++++ + + +++++ +++++ + + ++4  t  Commercial  CORNER HASTINGS AND CAMBIE  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  New, modern and strictly first-class;  good sample rooms; free 'bus. . Week  days���Breakfast 7 to 10 a. m., lunch  12 m. to 3 p. m., dinner, 6 to 8 p. m.  Sundnys���Breakfast 7:30 to 10:30 a.  m., lunch 13:30 to 3 p. m., dinner, 5:301  to 7:30 p. m. Rates S2 and upwards  per day. HAYWOOD & PRESCOTT,  Proprietors.  VANCOUVER TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION. NO. 221!. meets the 4th Monday In  each month at Union Hall. President,  W. J. MncKnv: vice-president, S. J. Gothard; secretary, w. H. Hunt, P. O. Box CO;  trensurer, John Watkins; sergoant-;it-  in nis. James Webster; executive committee, Ralph Wilson, A. "W. Flnbow, N.  Cli'land and P. Kellas; delegates to  TiaJes and Lalior Council, Bobcrt Todd,  George Bartley,  Geo. Wilby.  Carpenter and Joiner  516-518 Seymour St.  Between Pender and Dunsmuir Sts.  All kinds ot work In this line promptly attended to.  ��� .  ���  t  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  Souvenirs of Van'  \S9  Tbe Jeweler  and   BJianioad   Mercban  COB. GRANVILLE AND HASTINGS STREETS.  Official Watch Inspector of tbe C. P. IL  STUEET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION.-  Mcels second and fourth Wednesday  of each nionlh In Sutherland Hall, corner Westminster Avenue nnd Hastings  Street, nt S p.m. President, James McGuigan; vice-president. A. G. Elliott;  secretary, A. G. Perry. 33 Seventh Avenue;  jreasurer._W._H._T\'anderwarker; .conduce  tor, H. Howes; warden, G. Martin; sentinel, D. Smith; delegates to Trades and  Labor Council, B. Marshall, F. C. O'Brien,  Geo. Lenfesty, A. J. Wilson and James  McGuigan.  THB RETAIL CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets ln O'Brien's Hall, the first and  third Tuesdays of oneh month. J. A  Murray, president; XV. J. Lamrick, secretary, 2IS Princess street.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF  Machinists, Beaver Lodge, No. 1S2.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesdays ln  each month In the Lesser O'Brien Hall.  President, Geo. P. Downey; past president, J. R. Edwards; vice-president. H. J.  Littler; recording secretnry, J," H. McVety; financial secretary, ,T. Anderson.  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF  Electrical Workers. Vancouver Local,  No. 213���Meets second and fourth Wednes-  lay ln each month In O'Brien's Hall. President, A. McDonald; vice-president, J  Dubberley: recording secretary, S. "W  Huston; financial secrelary, H. V. Rankin.  WORIURS UNION  XKwariavinrtmwimg  "2��  UHlOHjftJsnHP  ���We are selling  r Boots and Shoes ni  Hard Time Prices  Every pair  reduced.  Ladles' Flrst-CInsf  Kid and Boxed Calf  in Buttoned and  Laced.  We guarantee our   shoes.   Must   he  sold to make room for our new stock.  GEO. L JAMES,  13 Hastings Street E.       Vancome*  On FRIDAY, MAY 1ST. of Millinery and Dry Goods. MILLINERY,  the latest styles from Toronto. My  stock is new and prices to suit customers in every line���not excelled in  the elty. LADIES CORDIALLY  INVITED.  W. W. MERKLEY  307 "WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  ���O0e��e��eeeo����co��a������0*  Tbe Docsgall Blouse  310-312 ABBOTT STREET, 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 orders a ' specialty at all hours;  meal tickets (4; best 25c. moal In the  city.     D. BURTON, Proprietor.  The~"-"^  mUK EBH  Meeting.  F. O. B.���VANCOUVER ABRHS, Na. t,  meets "Wednesday evenings; visiting  brethren "welcome.   Bert Parsons,'W.  P.: J. G. Ure, TV. S., Arcade.  THERE IS  of Fire or Injurv  Health when you us*  the  819 SEYMOUR STREET.  VANCOUVER.  Mf  , Having tho only up-to-date grill room  '"ii British Columbia, which' in itself is a  guarantee of a first-class hotel and restaurant. Business Men's LUNCH, from  12 m. to^iSO p. m., only 25 conts.  Columbia  Hotel  7S CORDOVA? STREET.  Under new management. Dining  Room Unsurpassed. Everything Newly Renovated. RATES���JI a Day, Special Rate by the Week. Louis Adams  and James Guthrie, Proprietors.  Wo, Uio undersigned, linnUlc tlie  only UNION" MADE OJG.MtKrTKS  ninth; in Caniidti. KAKN'AfJ, V. C.  iimlT.it IJ.  H. IIARCUS.  C. FORSEU11G.  CHAS. PECK.  D. M'DONALD.  P..  L.  RICE.  VV. A. CALLAGHAN.  CHAS. M'DONOUGH.  W.J. McMillan & Co.  Wholesale Agents for B. t.  Corner Alexander St. nnd Columbia Ave*  Viiiicou       ,H. C.  P. 0. BOX, 290. FliON*"*, 179.  CORNER   CORDOVA   AND   CARRALL  STREETS,  VANCOUVER.  Makes a specialty of Dawar's special  liqueur, also Usher's black- label Jlqtieur  whiskey. Largo stock of Imported apd  domestic cigars. Finest billiard and  pool tables. R.     B.    MULLIOAN &  CO., Proprietors. ���."���  The   price   is now*,.-'-"  such that almost ey-_  erybody can afford it."  Once   used; always  ���   used.   Apply at Of- ���  fiee bf i  BJ. Ill | ft.  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  " Streets.  ' V  ���.������������������������������������  | :   GEO. HAY   : $  ���     Vancouver's    Fimiccr    Clothes     A  ���.   Renovator, makes a suit new.      jr  ? Dyeing and Repairing. 2  *. 216_Oahdie 6t.,_Vancodveb._.__^  ��so9oeoaooeee<xM  DELICIOUS* WINE  Made Ezcmjbivkly psom b. C. Fboii.   '  FKE8H CUT FLOWERS. UNION-MADE  DOMESTIC CIGAES.  When making a trip "around the  ~ Park call on  W. D. Jones n&tt'  oeoeooaeos  'cy filer  >eer  Pacific Bottling  Works  lm|>oi;ters and Bottlers  1       ' GORE AVE.   'PHONE 783.  SOLE AGKNX6.  CANADIAN  xXX&AcriFi&i  -ftjjfl  soo  PACIf HC  LBNE  World's  Scenic  Rocite  LOWEST RATES.  BEST SERVICE  Transcontinental " Passenger Train  leaves dally nt 14 o'clock.  Seattle and Whatcom Express leaves  daily  at 8:50 o'clock.  STEAMSHIPS  TO  JArAN   AND   CHINA.  Empress of China May 4  Empress of India May 25  TO  HONOLULU,  FIJI ISLANDS  AND  ' .   "   ' '''���' " AUSTRALIA. *: , i  -���''.- , ���'  Miowora ....'" '.iMay'l  Aorangi May 29  Moana June 26  And every four weeka thereafter.  For full particulars aa to time, rates,  etc., apply to  E. J. COTLB, JA8. SCLATEB.  A.. Q. P. A. Ticket Agent,  Vanoouvcr, B, C.    ��8 Hastings'Bl.  Vancouver, B.P  iJ  4  i  H SATURDAY..  ...��. ..  ..Juno 20, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  Our Victoria Budget.  .Political Heelers���Chinese Reception���" Generous" to Young  Men���Emergency Hospital Needed���Hindoo  Settlement���Industrial Peace but Capi-   '  talists Are Combining���Other  Matters���Notes, ���  By Our Own Corrcsjwodenr.   .  . The ward-heelers a^re actively     caiv  vasslng  to  discover, ' If possible,   the  .strength.of the-polltlcal parties whom  they represent.  '    One of the sentry visited a certain  .manufacturing  establishment  and  re-  ��� quested all workmen of a,certain pollti-  . cal   brand   to  sign  their names- to  a  roll provided for that purpose.    A few  ��� conscientious Individuals refused, but  now regret their action, fearing that  they'will be'huntlng a'job at an early  ��� date. It wlll'be Judicious for all workingmen to bury thc'ir conscientious  scruples for the time being ,and sign  all such documents. Such action will  not prevent them from exorcising their  constitutional right as they see lit. It  will probably be the means of them  holding their Jobs, as well as keeping  the politicians in un amiable mood figuring on their large backing. But  don't forget to do the right thing at  the right time when it comes to marking the ballot. "_'���     -  tain thut they were extremely cordial,  Judging by the sulphurous fumes that  issued from tho'trenchcs. For three  days the arrivals will enjoy themselves  and take in the sights. The tally-ho  has been chartered. It is also reported that a fleet ptl vessels has' been  chattered to convey Mongolians to British Columbia before the provisions of  the head  tax goes into operation.  Tho ladle's of Victoria who signed the  petition protesting against tlie  five hundred dollar head tax on  Chinese entering Canada are, rejoicing.  A cargo of Celestials arrived in port  ��� on Tuesday, the 16th inst., and disem-  .barked about 3 p.m. A cordial recep-  -tlon was tendered them by,their num-  .erous   friends, .and   all   the available  vehicle's In town .were lined up at; the  ��� outer wharf In readiness toi convey the  .almond-eyed sons of the flowery klng-  ��� dom to Chinatown, where the address  of welcome and the freedom ot the city  .and province of British Columbia  would be tendered by the- archbishop of  -Chinatown. -\ All being in readiness, a  shapshot of the procession' was taken,  .presumably by the official 'photographers of the Tourist association," nnd  the party breaking into columns-headed for their destination, via. Kimtfton  and Belleville streets';, passing the parliament buildings at an'opportune mo-  .ment, they ,'.wefe 'reviewed 'by' the  .members of the defunct "government.  The King of Vancouver " Island was  deeply impressed at the' magnificent  ���spectacle, and regretted lhat Senator  .MacDonald wus not with.him to share  his  joy.      There,.was  a hot  time  in  ��� Chinatown in honor of, the event,'-and  it is reported that in aristocratic quarters a series of "pink teas" will be  given. In passing nlong Belleville  street, the left wing of the procession  wns    heartily    greeted ; by ������ some 200  >workingmcn employed in" the sewer  ���ditches and on the sidewalks. While it  was actually Imposslblo.-.to 'hear the  words of welcome tendered by the  workers,   your correspondent is certain  Who says that Victorians' are nol  generous? As proof to the contrary,  the following Is submitted: A-gentleman froni the creamery dairy .applied for a young man,; capable, to ,act  as bookkeeper, secretary, collector, etc  piepared to put up bonds. Salary, $23  pr month. Owing to scarcity of competent men, Victoria is unable , to Iill  the bill. If Vancouver has any capable young men desirous of accepting  this magnanimous offer they will  please forward their names and addresses and letters of recommendation  to the laboi- bureau, 10J Douglas street,  Victoria, II. OX '     '  portunity occurred for the union to  demonstrate its necessity, > its power.  Organization- Is increasing with leaps  and bounds and the Intelligi i ce of the  unionist in corresponding ratio. Never  before in the history of British Columbia has the opportunity occurred as at  -.resent for the trades unionists of the  province to unite and sweep into the  dim mists of oblivion the henchmen of  those who would destroy and despoil  them. The disclosures made at the  recent sitting of the provincial legislature should convince even one of less  than ordinary intelligence that the  time is ripe for making a change In  the makeup of those whom lt is In their  power to leturn as their representatives.  Recently a eonduetor ot the B. C.  Tramcar company fell from a car going at rull speed and was rendered  unconscious. The ambulance was telephoned for immediately, but the dignitary Iu charge of that concarn refused to answer the call unless some reputable person guaranteed payment for  the trip! As a result, about an hour  elapsed . before ;the unfortunate man  was conveyed to the Jubilee hospital  for treatment.. . He has since dled.-  Hcre is un instance of placing the  dollar before a human life.' lt Is a  pcsitlve,disgraceM"or such inhuman action to occur In any civilized commun  lly, and it Is the imperative, duty of  those who manage the hospital to see  that such an outrage does.not occur  again. Thero :nre hundreds of dollars spent annually by'tho city In? the  way of'advertising tliat co'uld'be used  at least-beneficially by the-establishing" of an emergency hospital at the  city, hall and. a well-equipped ambulance. Less* pretentious cities than  Victoria own -sui'h public necessities.  ,  In a short time we will embark on  a political campaign, and every effort  will be put forth by designing politicians and their employers lo inlluence  and divide the unionist vote. Paid  traitors will be Introduced to create dissensions in the ranks and pave the way  for entry into power a class who always have arid' always will lash Into  subjection and endeavor tu destioy or  render Inoperative, organization. The  principles for which trades unionism  stands Is as broad and illuminating as  the globe, being purely humanitarian.  On the other hand the principle ot the  capitalist is purely selllsh. It is for  principle that the workingman should  vote, not for the Individual. Party appeal should cut no figure with him, for  If lie is caught by that bait, he will  be buncoed In the future as In the  past. The workingman Is like the  traditional ass. He has been carrying  the burden without protest. The time  Is at hand when an opportunity occurs for this'peaceful and useful beast  to divest himself of the load by registering such a kick at the ballot box  that liberated asses will replace consummate hogs and notorious brigands  In presiding over the management of  the province, thereby insuring for  workers common "justice nnd industrial  peace and prosperity for nil.  "���? Our    Independent    patrons    tog  ,'�� patronize"   thc      KED. ,,CROSS*  ��� DRUG STORE, the Popular Pre-��  ift scrlptlon Pharmacy. They belong*  .9  ift  9  'ft  9  ft  9  ft  '*-  to no Druggist Combine.  Stewart's Pink Tonic Pills, 50c,  A  now  33c Sarsaparilla,  big bot-j  tie, $1, now 75c..."Gibson's Celery^  Nervint, big bottle $1, now 7oc..*..��  Bring your prescriptions. Eng-#  llsh and Getman chemists in at-j��  'tendancoTTT.'Mall���orders^- receive*"*  ������   prompt   attention..    ..SEND   USi  '��   AN" ORDER. ��  Victoria, which has been the dumping  ground .-"for Mongolians on the Pacific  Coast, Is .adding to its attractions. A  start has been made to encourage a  I-est thut will prove equally as obnox  lous as lhe Chinese and Japanese. Hln  doos fiom the' Punjuub, India, are  now working with'white men on muni  cipnl work. It-is claimed that they  have a bright to'municipal and government consideration by virtue of being  British subjects."; Tliere'are also Chinese and Japanese, British subjects.  The. royal - welcome and magnificent  wages they receive have Induced them  to communicate the glad - tidings to  Hong Kong and Lahoie. It Is safe,  lo predict that before long we will  have a lirsl-cUss Hindoo settlement to  embellish the capital of the province.  The Hindoo is an excellent creature In  his own country. He makes an excellent brave and loyal soldier, but associate him .with the white man.' place  him on the,same level, and he soon develops trails of character that would  put to blush tho vilest character of the  slums.  ft  9  ���������������������������e*����  THE BEST STORES IN  B.C. HANDLE  Industrial pence reigns supreme once  moro'in Victoria."  Of tlie three strikes  entered Into iby the unions of Victoria  one  alone   was  Miocessful,   the  blacksmiths being ..the victors.    Tho carpenters' strike, -though unsuccessful, Is by  nn menus adtfent, they having received a slight Increase over former rates.  Thc  II. C. 3.  S. is a failure Inasmuch  as Captain Troup refused to take any  of tin- old hands back unless they resigned from the union.    However, tho  majority of lhe men of that union are  employed on other vessels, while others have   found    remunerative   work  elsewhere,  su th,u really little inconvenience   N   felt  ut   the   action   taken  against them  und  the union will  still  continue to exist, having acquired.valuable  knowledge   from   Its  experience.  The lesson to be gleaned by-the, trndes  unions by recent experiences Is a valuable one  thai   will  no  doubt have  a  tendency to open their eyes, and convince them,llint If they arc to survive  they  will .have  to  wake    fiom    their  lethargy,  and,    In  common    parlance,  'get a move nn,"     The bugaboo that  capitalists are combining to down   the  union  Is no longer a wild  dream but  a stern reality.     Never before In ,the  "������������������������������������������������������������B  history of trndes unionism has lhe op-.  "��'","     -���.,''' - -/  It  9  ft  9  ft  ���U  -ft  .ft  9  ft  9  ft  ���*  ������  ft  ���9  ft  <���  'ft  ���  ft  9  9  *  ft  .9  ft  Overalls  BECAUSE  ���  ft  '���  ��  ' ���  ��  ��  -TUE-  Xhey are the best obtainable ���  .���and give the best satisfaction ���  to their customers,   Try thorn. ���.  8  a  9  ���  9  (LIMITED.)    ' ���  The oldest Union  Overall Fac- J  ��� tory ln the "West. 9  HAW'S BLOCK, WINNIPM, MAN.  f  lt  hns  been  hinted   on   many occasions that industrial  troubles may be  decreased and prevented by unions cooperating and  going Into business for  themselves.     Objections have been offered  to  unions  incorporating on the  ground that by such action their funds  would he liable to attachment.   *��� The  decision in the    Taff-Vale   case   lias  placed the funds of the union open to  any employer of labor desiious of raiding the treasury of any union.via the  courts.'     The  cry'of  "don't incorporate" is not.raised for love, but for fear  of labor taklng'sucrPa step.     It would  not be necessary for all unions to incorporate,' but members of all unions  could be mofnbers of one large industrial corporation.    For instance, seven  trades   unionists   could   apply   loi" an  Industrial charter  and  then   invite all  trades  unionists to take   stock.     "We  would then have a dual formation. As  trades unionists we would be laborers  and as stockholders    in thc industrial  concern we would be capitalists, thereby .harmonizing capital and labor'and  making their Interests Identical, a condition wliich It is alleged exists at present but which" in reality is a falsehood.  This system would prevent strikes, for  It  a  union  hud  troublo  wllh   an# employer In any particular trade, preparation could be made by the board ot directors  to  Institute such industry, and  having completed details the dissatisfied -unionists   could   tender   resignations nnd  immediately step into their  own workshops. By capitalising earnings for a period of say five years, sufficient capital could be raised"to embark In any industry. If railroads disci Iminated,  political  action  could     be  uscdi.with_elTect_ln_attiilnlng_public  ownership of railroads and other valuable franchises.     A study of the cooperative   industries , of  England   will  show trades unionists its possibilities.  Many  of  the    trades    unions of   the  United   States   are   Incorporating   and  adopting the co-operative plan. ," Asca  lesnlt of tho recent coal strike trades  unionists  in  Fort Smith,    Ark.,    have  Conned   "the   Labor   Fuel   company,  with a cupltnl of $75,000,000, owned and  controlled    by    trades    unionists.       I  Malletto, representative ot the A. T. L.  Is president, and A. L'.i Rutterc, chairman of  Ihe  railway  clerks' legislative  boaid,   is   vice-president.      The   directors   are   all   labor   men.      The   coin-  puny  purchased    1,1,000  acres    nf coal  land.        In  Danville,    111.,  the'   Union  Plumbers'   Co-operative  compuny  has  Its office'temporarily    located    In the  Trndes and Lnbor Council hnll.     Supplies   have   been   purchased,   and   the  company   already  has $3,000  worth on  hand.     The unions of Columbus Ohio,  have started   a co-operative   laundry.  Many unions have started co-operative  stores throughout the country.     This  system will regulate   the   purchasing  power of the dollar. It will be of benefit to all unions to give this movement  consideration.  cover that the strike is as useless as  it is primitive.     It matters not whether the strikers win; they always lose.  On    the other   hand, It the   employer  loses  he  Is  bound  to  win  financially,  lor It gives him an opportunity to increase thc price of any commodity he  has for  sale.     It  would  be  an easy  matter for the employer of labor to accede to the demands of organized labor for Increased wages or u reduction  in liours.     But he wont for two reasons.    First, ho offers objections purely for the purpose of blindfolding the  public, with a view to fleecing them at  u  future time.     Second, for the purpose  of  destroying or  weakening organization.    It is a noticeable fact that  when a strike Is successful, as In the  case of a coal miners' strike, we iind  the price of conl elevated somewhat. In  view of the fact that the miner burns  coal^his  victory Is  robbed of its success,   .is   is  also   the  pockets of those  who  did   not  strike, or  who'wore not  benefitted by the success nf such strike.  As   a   matter   'of   fact,    11   successful  slrike  is  of  benefit  to   the  employer  of labor and not a detriment, as Is generally supposed.  Our Victoria Advertiser*.  The advertising pages of The Independent will reveal to trades'unlonlsta  In Victoria the tradesmen who are in practical touch with them, and they  will naturally govern themselves acco rdlngly ln making purchases. ���  THE QUEEN'S HOTEL  J. M. HUGMES, PROPRIETOR,  Corner of Johnson and Store Streets,  Centrally located   and   all conveniences.   Terms JI per day and upwards.  Free Bus. " Telephone.  117 GOVERNMENT STREET.  Men's and Boy's Clothing, Boots and  Shoes.   Union Store.   Union Clerks.  43" Lowest-priced outfitters in the  City -of Victoria.   Give us a call.  XVe are frequently told that the only  way to right matters ls by intelligent  action at the ballot box. I believe that  all trades unionists are of opinion that  this advice Is correct; yet by virtue  of the trades union constitution politics are barred from the union, and as  a result, no concerted action is possible along-political lines. Hence, trades  unions are not by any means as powerful as they should be. Perhaps some  day, when trades unionists discover  that independent political action is absolutely 'indispensible if they wish to  survive, the constitution that now prevents them from gaining supremacy  will become unconstitutional, nnd divested of the feathers tliat now holds  them in subjection; they will attain to  that position which Is their natural  right us workers, and producers of the  world. Unquestionably no concerted  action is possible without organization  and the veiy essence of power In the  freeman���the franchise���is dissipated  not through lack of effective organization but through blind adherence to  absolute constitutional form. Constitutions, like everything in the world,  are subject to change and should be  changed to meet the requirements of  the times. Political action is the prime  necessity of tho times, and to attain  economic freedom independent political action  is absolutely necessary.  A. SIIERETn  PLUMBER AND GASFITTER,  102 Fort Street.  Victoria, B, C.  ...J. T. JONES...  Empire Cigar Store  Tree Reading Room and Headquarters of the Laborers-  Protective Union.  105 Douglas Street, Opposite Labor Hall  VICTORIA, B. C.  IU0 Old Curiosity Shop  Pierce O'Connor, Proprietor.  148 Yates Street, Victoria, B. C.      .1  AU <ktndst  ot   furniture   bought and  sold.   Anything you desire and do not  see please ask for It.,"  Victoria Union Directory.  Jobbing done. Estimates furnished.  VICTORIA! LABORERS' PROTECTIVE  Union, Federal No. 2.���Meets flrst and  third Friday in Labor Hall, room 4.  President, A. Johonson; vice-president,  T. Cox; secretary, J. C. Mapleton; treasurer, J. Goldstraw; warden, A. Harris;  conductor, J. McConnel; delegates ta  Trades and Labor Council, A. Johonson.  T. Cox, Lee O. Charlton, Wm. McKay. .  and J. C. Mapleton.  EVERY KIND OF  ���  ���f  e  ���  9  9,  \ Job Printing Done j  SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.  THOMAS  PAQUETTE    .  formerly ot Seattle. Address wauled.  Chas. Hilton, Union hall, Vancouver,  B. C. .i.-.-i: At'l  Independent  Printing  Co'y  BASEMENT, FLACK BLOCK, VANCOUVER.  ���.  ���  a,  9'  191  UNION BARBER SHOPS.  John Slingerland���711 Robson street.  Army and Navy���33S Granville street.  Elite���017 Hastings street, west.  Bon Ton���602 Hastings street, west.  Commercial Hotel shop.  Anderson's���320 Cambie street.  ' J. A. Davidson���307 Cambie street.    -  Savoy���137 Cordova street.  J.   A.   Miller���60S  Cordova  street.  G. B. Smith���Atlantic hotel, Cordova  street.  Gem���35 Cordova street.  Boulder���17 Cordova streot.  City Barber Shop���"Water stieet.  Terminal���Water street.  Sunnyside���Water street.  Oyster Bay���306 Carrall street.  Union���332  Carrall  street.  O.  K.���165 Hastings  street,  east.  Glasgow���313 Westminster avenue.  D. P. Johnston���Barnard Castle, Powell street.  O. McCutcheon���Mt. Pleasant.  CONVENTION DATES!  DOMINION DAY  CELEBRATION  At Vancouver RtS  The  Championship Lacrosse and Horse Races.  Navy Men will also participate in the games.  CANADIAN - WHEELMEN'S - ASSOCIATION  Will hold their annual RACE MEET at whicli amateur  riders from all over thc Dominion will compete.  FIELD AND AQUATIC SPORTS.  His Majesty's Warships Will be Present.  Some day trades unionists will dls-  Juno 8. Philadelphia. Pa. International  Ceramic, Mosaic und lliicauslle Tile Layers and  Helpers' Union.  June lo. Minneapolis. Minn. Interiuitlonal  Union of Flour and Cereal Mill Employes.  June 15. Cincinnati, Ohio. International  Printing Pressmen's Union.  June ". Philadelphia, Tn. International  Steel and Copper Plate Printers' Union of North  America.  July 4 Lynn. Mas'.. Anialgnmiilcd Leather  Workers' Union of America,  Julv I.'I. Cincinnati, Ohio, Ghns Bottle  Illi.Vers' Association of tlio United Stales and  Canada.  July II. Indianapolis, Ind. Stove Mounter.','  International Union.  July IR. llrooklyn, X. Y. American Wire  Weavers' Protci'llve Association.  Julv '21. l'lilliulelplila, I'n. International  Associativa of .Marble Workers.  August 1�� Indianapolis, Iml. United liar-  nicnt Workers of America.  August 10. Washington, P. 0. International  Slereotypers and Klcctrutyper's Union ot North  America. '  August 10. Washington I). C. International  Typographical Union.  August 17. Birmingham, A In. United Association of Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Steam Fitters  and Steam Fitters' Helpers,  August��� New York City. United Gold  Beaters' National Protective uninu of America.  auptuuiuur   t.   oi.  ifimio.  Urotlierhood of Blacksmiths,  =GOD SAVE THE KING-  MAYOR NEELANDS,  Chairman.  H. J. FRANKLIN,  Secretary '  RACING  DATES.  Following ure thc dittos set by the  North racilic Fair Association for tlio  horso races for 1003:  nl'lll.SQ JIKKTIXus.  September 10        Springfield,    Mass  Knifo Grinders' National Union.  September 14.   Niagara Falls, S.  Drivers' International Union.  Tablo  Y.  Team  UNION EXPRESS���Phone 13.U Cor-  Abbott and Hastings streets. Prompt  attention to all calls.  Seattle, Waul!   Vancouver, B. C...  Grand Fork, Il.C...  Spokane, Wash   Everett, Wash   Wtiiileoin, Wash...   June ii  0 July 4   July 1 to 2   July 1 to3    July 4 to 6   July 2 to 4   July 2 to4  IP IT IS  PAIR FOR  FALL MKCTISGS.  Seattle, Wash .'... Aug. 1 to 59  Whatcom, Wash..... .'.Aug. 31 to Sept. 5  Everett, Wash. ...v Sept. 7 to 12  Salem,Ore Sept. 14 to 19  Portland, Ore Sept. 21 to 26  North Yakima, Wash Sept. 23 to Oct. 2  Spokane, Wash Oct. 8 to 18  Boise, Idaho Oct. 12 to 17  Walla Walla, Wash Oct. 19 to 24  LcwlBton, Idaho Oct. 20 to 31  Tho Dalles, Ore Sept. 28 to Oct. 3  La Grande, Ore Oct. 6 to~10  New Westminster, B. C Sept. 29 to Oct. 2  Vancouver, B. C...: Sept. 7 and Oct. 8 to  Victoria, B. C Oct. 6 to 10  oC Vancouver and elsewhere to support  and purchase the goods of a fair firm  why should they not condemn and REFUSE TO PURCHASE the Roods of  unfair concerns? ' The BUILDING  TRADES COUNCIL endorsed by the  Trades and Lubor council, has placed  CHAS. WOODWARD & CO.,  Cor.  Westminster avenue and  Harris  street.  MESSRS.   DAVIDSON   BROS.,  Jewellers, Cordova street.  -   R. G. BUCHANAN & CO., ;'  Glassware,  Hastings  street,  on   the  ' Members of these firms awarded the'  contract for building tho proposed big  departmental store on corner of Hastings and Abbott streets to E. COOK,  a bitter opponent of organized labor.  * ii  ' ft  HI  i  ,Xl  ii  > il  t il  ' '���I  \ rl  If  ; 4  ! 1  Coleman's mustard oii   for rheumatism.   Sure cure.   119S Barnard street.  The Independent, $1 a Year.  ...^.j.. SATURDAY June 20, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  ARE YOU GOING FISHING?  RODS, REELS, LINES, CASTS,  EL1ES,BR0GUES, TRACES, MINNOWS, SPOONS, BASKETS AND  FLY BOOKS.  We can supply any fishing gear  required, and Avill be glad to have  your business.  CHARLES. E. TISDALL,  52? Hastings Street.  The committee as appointed hy the  'Trades and Labor council to call a  nomination convention for the local  elections has lost no time in getting  down lo business. The date for the  lioldlng of the lubor convention hus  been set for Monday, July C. Tlie  unions will be allowed one delegate for  every 10 members. A week earlier,  namely, Monday, June '20, a preliminary  convention, or rather a working com  mittee will be convened, which will be  made up ol* one delegate from eaeh  union. Tliis is for tlie purpose of pre  punitory work, such as the framing of  :i platform and to consider names ot  prospective candidates, etc. Invitations  liave been sent the unions asking that  iheir representatives be sent to the  proposed convention with full Instructions.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  .LABOR LITERATURE.  1AU -workingmen and others should  read the following pamphlets issued by  the American Federation of Labor:  Organized Labor, Its 'Struggles,''Its  Enemies, ant Fool Friends, by Samuel  Gompers.  Conic Reasons for Chinese Exclusion.  History oh Trade iJnlons, by Wm.  ETranl and F> J. McQuire.  Eight Hour Primer by Geo. E. McNeill.  Economic nnd Social Importance of  the Eight-h iur Movement, by Geo.  Gunton.  .  Philosophy of the Eight-hour Move-  tnent,  by iLa��nueI Danryid.  ��� Eight-hour   '"Workday,     by   Samuel  Gompers. a  (AVhat Does Labor Want, by Samuel  Compers.  Philosophy ><f Trade Unions, by Dyer  3D. Lnm,  Tlie "Philosophy or the Labor .Movement," by Geo. E. McNeill.  , "What .Labor Could Do, by John Swln-  ton.  The;Safety of the Future Lies in Organized Labor, by Henry D. Lloyd.  Universal Education, by Senator  Heni;y W. Blair.  ���Condition of Women Workers, by Ira  M. Van Etten.  ;Why We Unite.  Report of Discussion on Political Program, Denver Convention, 1894.  iNo Compulsory Arbitration, by Sarft-  uel Gompers.  UNION*  HOTELS AND SALOONS.  following are union'hotels'and sal-  eons and employ union bur tenders:  Atlantic saloon,  Cordova street.  "   "Mint saloon, corner Carrall and Hastings streets.  Crown saloon. Carrall street.  Palace   hotel,    corner    Carrall    and  Hastings.  Columbia hotel, Cordova street, east.  City hotel, Powell  street.  King's hotel, Carrall street.   Z_3"asle_liotel,__f'ordovn_strr-et,   Queen's   hotel,   Intersection   Cordova  and Water streets.  "Western Hotel, corner   Cambie   and  ^Vater streets.  Grand   View   hotel.   Cordova   street,  -ivost.  Clarence- hotel,    corner   Pender and  Seymour streets.  Bridge hotel, at Westminster avenue  bridge.  ,   Koyal hotel, Water street.  G����������������������������$������������  The Salt  i of Life  , ia business. We want moro of ft  i it. We'll get it if an out and out (gj  i bargain will fetch it.  How Is This  A two-quart  Hot Water Bottle  or  Fountain Syringe  75c.  1 The McDowell,  Watson t., Li  UP-TO-JMTC DRUGGISTS. TS3 KV  v*  QQQ��������������������������������������  [The Independent does not hold Itself responsible for the opinions of its  correspondents. So long as they aro  not libelous, and are of reasonable  length, they will be published. The  name of the writer must must In every  Instance accompany the letter, not  necessarily for publication, but as a  guarantee that they will back their  opinions sliould occasion require it.]  DRIFTWOOD.  A labor paper ls the paper that a  unioii man as a rule never speaks a  good   word  for.  Some union men are Just as ufrald  to give thcir opinion for fear uf losing  their Job as n  non-union  man.  A union man that does not criticise  his union when his own brain tells  him he is right should resign from the  union.  The  editor  of  a   labor   paper     gels  inure abuse from the class he faithful  ly   works   for than any other class of  editors.  1 belong to the Musicians' union of  Seattle, and I hnve my own opinion as  to whut they do, and what 1 believe  llity should do.  BRITISH  POLITICS.  To the Editor ot Tun independent:  Sir,���Things industrially are not  looking up in London. The weather  hus been sultry, and the air ls full of  political excitement. There Is big talk  that the workingmen will in a gieat  number of instances fuse with the lib-  oral party. Mr. John Morley has lln-  ished his"Ltl'e ol" Gladstone," on which  he has luboied for the past Hve years.  He is just now busy reading the printer's proofs. Now, in the midst of all  this political strlte the leadeis of both  the independent labor and radical parties want Morley. And it looks like  that Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman  must go, though he did a great service  to the country during the South Atrlcan  war. It will also be remembered tliat  Morley made a strong hit with the independent labor party when he announced his attitude towards socialism  in his long-lo-be-remenibered Oxford  speech?  S. WOODS.  London, 10.  (.'.. June Oth,  1903.  SOME ILABOR LITERATURE.  Six Centuries of Work and Wages,  by Thorold Rogers.  Evolution of the Trade Unionist, by  Frank K. Foster.  Sympathetic Strikes nnd Lockouts, by  Fred. -S. .Hall.  Organized Self-Help, by Herbert Cas-  son.  The History of Trade Unions, by Beatrice and Sydney Webb.  The .New Right, by Samuel M. Jones.  ' History and Functions of "Central Labor Unions, by W. Maxwell Burke.  Human Progress, by Thomas S. Blair.  ���Wealth and Progress, by George Gunton. ��.  Democracy, by Beatrice and Sydney  Webb.  Relations of Employer and Employee  (Symposium), -by John P. Peters.  Annals o�� American Academy of Political and Social .Science, July issue,  1902.  .Land and Labor, by Wm. Godwin  Moody. - "'  Social Unrest, John Graham Brooks.  And others too numerous to mention.  Labor Eight  Annals of Toll, by J. Morrison Davidson.  Letters of Love and-Labor, by Samuel IM. Jones.  The editor ot" a labor paper lights  and battles for the rights of the labor  class, and the labor man, as a rule,  subscribes for a dally paper at ten  cents a week.  It" a union can send money back east  to help a man who is in distress. It  surely could and should help a member of its union wlio Is in distress in  Its own town.  A big-mouthed spouter that belongs  to a union and never asks for the  union label Is no more a union man  than the non-union man who eats In  a Japanese soup house.  WARNING TO WORKING  PEOPLE.  Some men come into a labor paper,  office, argue and spout as regular as  the clock ticks, read the exchanges,  talk unionism, then send east and subscribe for a lubor paper.  A union man that Is a union man  will blow the foam off a glass of beer  ns quick as a non-union man. He does  rot want any more gas in his stomach  than   the  non-union   man.  If. every union man would give a  dollar, to the editor of a labor paper In  his own town instead ot subscribing  for a labor paper published In some  other city it would be more of unionism.  A union man that can't sec fit to  take a union paper can always see lit  to take a cigar or drink from a nonunion man. I don't say that you do  this, but I say I have known union  men to do so.  No union should force each member  to receive a labor paper Whether he  wants it or not. If a union grocery-  man would insist on every union man  taking olemargerine there would be a  kick from some  union  Individuals.  RIGS AND SADDLE HORSES Always on hand at Hotel North Vancouver.  When a union man votes to subscribe  for a labor paper and that publication ignores a communication simply  because the writer has views that does  not suit some other members, it's time  to find out what the union pays subscription   for.  A union man that takes the floor at  every meeting and spouts a lot oC stuff  that In no way tends to show argument on any subject, ls generally the  man, if some other member wants to  say a word, to remember he lias business and retires from thc meeting.  S. Pelersky hus arrived home on his  summer vacation from Montreal, where  he has been attending McGill. He is  an old high school boy of this city, and  hli_mnny_frlends-are-b'lnd-to see_him   Uoycc's Weekly, of Chicago, publishes a paragraph, to tlie effect that within the ranks of the socialist labor party  ���which is fighting trades unions���there  has sprung up an anti-DeLeon wing,  which has for Its object the unity of all  socialist forces, especially the United  Stats* socialist party, to work in harmony with trades unions. The antl  DeLeon wing has started a paper at  Pittsburg called the Socialist Stand  ard.  -..���. ,.j, ��� v,j .*���<** ..-H?  WORKERS UNIOR  Buy and wear union stamp shoes,  and thus protect the labor movement  against independent and hostile factions that retard the recognized trade  union.  Tlie union stamp on shoes ls found  on the sole, Insole or lining of all union  made shoes. Shoes without the stamp  are convict, non-union or unfair.  'Patronize the labels of all crafts.  Demand the Retail Clerks' union card  in all stores.  It" your union believes in favoring a  select few and ignores the rest of Its  members don't walk out mad. Get  up and tell them your opinion, whether another member believes what you  may say is right or not. The majority always rules, it is said, but sometimes I doubt It.  When a union paper is on record as  a  representative  of  unionism   and     is  lifralO. - to publish" a communication?  when thut communication shows up  thc doings of a union in a peculiar  manner for being afraid that the editor will lose his Job. It's time for that  paper to have a new editor.  My experience has shown to me that  not one union man In ten ever asks for  the blue label or union-made goods.  The editor o�� a union paper is supposed to right tlie wrongs ot a union  man In about ten minutes. The average union man dones not know If the  editor has enough money tn get his  supper, buy Ink, or pay his rent, and  It's a good union ninn who will sny  here's a dollnr for a subscription to be  sent to Mr. Smith, of ITnlnntown.  LUK VEKNON.  CIVIC COMMITTEES.      ,  Finance���Aid. McQueen (chalrmnn),  Grant, McGuigan, Brown, .Wood. Meets  every Thursday at 4 p. m.  iFire and Police���Aid. Brown (chairman), Grant, McQueen, Wilson, Morton. Meets second and fourth Tuesday  at 4 p. m.  Board of Health���Aid. McGuigan  (chairman), Grant, McQueen, Macpherson, Morton. Meets first and third  Wednesday at 4 p. m.  Water and . Market���Aid. Wood  (chairman), Bethune, Cook, Wilson,  Macpherson. Meets second and fourth  Wednesday at 4 p. m.  Having failed to crush trudes unionism on this const by direct attack, thc  Employers' association of San Francisco has cunningly thrown Itself back  of a new scheme for Injuring the working classes and weakening their Industrial organization. Acting on the  theory that unions are likely to decline  when there Is a gieat competition for  employment, because of the overplus of  workers, this powerful association of  capitalists is studiously seeking to encourage the coming to this state of  great numbers of persons under the necessity of continuously working for,  their dally breud���persons whose presence here will overload the labor market and produce distressing conditions.  Leading members of the employers'  association liave boc-onie members of  the so-called California Promotion  committee, and within that committee  have " stood for the distribution  throughout the country of an immense  number of circulars containing masses  of false and misleading statements  concerning labor conditions In this  slate���statements cu.inlngly calculated  to draw hither such classes of persons  as would best work out the purposes of  the employers' association.  The efforts of the employers to attract large numbers ot workingmen to  this section are being effectually seconded by the transcontinental railways,  which are also spreading broadcast  pamphlets and circulars containing  misleading statements concerning the  labor market here, aud ure making exceedingly low railroad rates from,eastern and Missouri river points to California. In some sections of California  ���particularly the southern part���thc  extraordinary number of workingmen  arriving daily Is fast creating a condition which not only menaces the welfare of tho organized workers, but promises soon to become a great public  danger, as .the major number of these  new arrivals are without funds, and the  deplorable results of their Ineffectual  efforts to obtain remunerative employment may be readily foreseen.  Fairly reliable figures are' at hand  showing lhat one thousand workingmen  per week have landed in San Francisco  for several weeks past. Lodging houses  are filled up and fewer houses are  for rent thun ever before in the history  of San Francisco. Travelling cards  are being deposited in the local unions  at an unusual rate.  To minimize tlie deceptions referred  to, to protect the workng people designed to be misled by such deceptions,  and lo save from injury the labor cause  In the west, we warn all people that  there are now on the Pacific coast far  more workmen than can find employment, and we request all labor organizations and all newspapers to assist in  making known the truth in these regards.  SAN FRANCISCO LABOR COUNCIL,  G. B.  BE.VHAM?, President.'  T. E. ZANT, Secretary,  San Francisco, June C, 1903.  ^9f^A%9X9X.9%9^-.9X9Xv9X.9Xii9 ���&���;*���$���*���*���;*  Don't be Careless 1  Don't start your wheel on   the   new  season's   work  without  a  thorough overhauling,  at will add much to your comfort and security and will cost you'but little.   TVe. have a thoroughly up-to-date  bicycle repair department.  'I  1  )i  <���  \i  <���  , 826 Hastings St.  Stoves, Ranges and Kitchen Furniture.  HOGG'S HALL, corner Westminster  avenue and Keefer street to let. C. J.  Coulter, S37 Harris street.  THE BAKERS.  Proprietors of union bake shops In  this city have received the International  union label, and will now sell bread  bearing the same. All union working-  men as well as others should ask for It.  Wlien you wanf Sliocs made  to order or repaired  -co io-  Thos O Mills 400 Cambie  BIBVa  V. 1TNII3,()   CourtJIous  5 OO TO       1 $  Hi  0 WH IlAHTINfiH STIltlKT KA8T,  }k for the nm.it delicious ICC CRIAM,  ��� served In tlio ck'uncut, brlgUtCht miu  3; airiest parlor In the city.  CLARENCE   HOTEL.  (Under new management.)  JAS. W. MASSET, Proprietor.  Corner  Pender, and   Seymour Sts.  One block from Post Oflice.   First-class  dining room and bar; white help'only.  Best English ales and porter In town.  Rates, $1.00 per day.  McLENNAN, MeFEELEY & CO. (Limited) have Just received a special loaded shell for trap-shooting, put up by the Union Metallic Cartridge Company for No. 12 gauge guns. This shell is loaded with 2G-  grains of infallible smokless powder, 1*4 ounces of "Vi chilled shot, and  is guaranteed to be the best shell on the market for trap-shooting.  ASK FOR THEM.    " ARROW BRAND."/  McLennan,  Mcf ecly & Co.  Phone 44.  122 Cordova Street.. Vancouver. B.C.  Phone 1063.  ��� CITY MOTEL  9X9X9X9X9X9X9X9X9X9~m^><(9Hi9^9Hi9X9X9X9X9^0^9Hi+  I  FOR THE GARDEN  n  n  ���$  <���  ii  !i  ii  9  %.  Pruning Knives  Pruning Shears  Tree Pruners  Hand Sprayers  Step Ladders  Lawn* Mowers  Garden 'Hose  Lawn Sprinklers  Lawn Rakes, Etc.  ' Individual description is ��  . impossible, not enough & m  space to do that.   They $'  must   be   seen, and  the &  i price tags will make no ���  heavy drain on your j*  pocket book.  Vancouver Hardware Go.,  339 Hastings Street.  9Hi9^9^9i^X9X9X9X9X9X9X^9X9X9)ii9^9!H^^  ��(���"GXlXiXtfsXsXiXl^^  " the Beer Without a Peer.'?  $1  Doz. Pints  $1 Doz. Quarts  FOR SALE AT ALL FIRST-CLASS  LIQUOR STORES, HOTfcLS  AND SALOONS . ;V  Vancouver Breweries, Ltd. |  Vancouver, B. C. ,  and for sale -at all flrst-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Hotels. ���.  ����������S^������������@��������������������������������������������������������^  Straw Hats  ALL THE LATEST STYLESr  JOHNSTON, KERfOOT ��> CO.  104 ond 106 Cordova Street.  Trunk Store 127 Hastings St., 0|ib. Wm. Raljih's.  If there is  Any Pleasure  in House-  cleaning  ���It is In laying away woolens  and blankets that havo been laundered by the Pioneer Laundry.  Or ln putting up curtains    that  havo been through our hands.  We cortalnly do two things well  ���launder woolens and curtains.  PIONEER  1 Sf earn Laundry  R. A'SB?EOK, Proprietor.  49 Powell Street, "VANCOUVER, B. C.  Terms J1.00 per day.  I  910-014 Richards Street. Tel. 848  Branch office la Arcade  Tel. 1176.  Atfverttoe in Tbe Independent.  The  Welcome  324 Carrall Street  Three doors from Hastings' Street.  Telephone 1388. ���  Choice  lines  of Confectionery, Frultv.'  -  ,   Soft Drinks and Ice Cream.  Refreshment Parlor���Tea, Coffee,,Light- *  (Lunches.  PIPES, TOBACCOS, CIGARS...  Prompt service.  ���Open   till   midnight.  GEO. C. HAMILTON.

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