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Array XXX  ;   -^"^tivet^.^, ^^     ' "    ��  ���M/M  Wi  ia. a  THE  ROYAL^BANK  OF  CANADA^  . . SAVINGS   BANK . .;  a\ QQ***ml BaakSsc Sudan*  _0fBBUU>-inii��llii|��  Btreet, W.,  ' JUfWMt VADSOUTOT.  6. C.lPEEHiSENT LOIS AM  SAYINGS 00.  Anthorlzed Ctpltal  Subscribed Capital -  B Assets Over ���    ���. ���  $10,000,000  ��� 1,600,000  300,000  Bead OOoe, Ul Cambie Street,  Vancouver, B.'C.  FOURTH YEAR.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY,   MAY  i),   1903.  WHOLE NO. 163.  THE UNION HALL, HOMER STREET  /  We.are pleased to announce that the Trades and Labor council have appointed a committee to raise $2,730 to pay off the mortgage on the hall.  The working men huve no excuse to not provide the money. Vancouver  was never in a more prosperous condition than it is at present, so ,far as  work Is concerned. The membership,of the unions. Is the largest, and If  every member would "chip"In"tl,' the hall will be theirs. The investment  ls sound.  Trades and  Labor Council  Dawson Musicians Out of Work���Against the Arbitration Act  ���Fair and Unfair Firms���Local Socialist Paper En-  dorsed���Mass Meeting for the U. B. R. E.  ���Will Wipe Out Hall Mortgage!  -  There waa a fair attendance of dele-  . gates at Thursday night's ."maetingiot  the Trades and Labor'council. President Lamrick?was in the chair, and  8ecretary Russell was also in his placeV  COMMUNICATIONS.  From Ralph Smith, M. P., Otluwa���  <1) That he would use his Inlluence to  prevent the beet sugar manufacturers  from having any principle of high protection to, the disadvantage of consumers. (2) Re the machinery of the  criminal code as against unlawful combination, that the provincial attorney  general ls all-powerful with regard to  the operation of the law. The Dominion  government makes the criminal code,  but tbe provincial authorities operate  Its usefulness.  Tbe Hamilton Trades and Labor  council, wrote regarding the creating  Of a universal fund ln Canada for legislative purposes. Referred to Parliamentary committee.  From V.��������� 3. O'Donoghue, .secretary  Union Label Legislation committee, Ottawa, enclosing a copy 6�� the bill now  before ? the senate of Canada;.; entitled  "An act respecting labor union labels."  Tbe council approved of the bill.  From International Brotherhood of  -Blacksmiths, local union, No. 151. withdrawing Its delegates from-tlie~c6uncllr  Filed.  From the Federated Metal Trades  council, Toronto, regarding the Feiisom  Elevator company, limited, und Mr.  Cook of Vancouver.   Filed.  From S. K. MottlBhuw, secretary Enterprise union, XV. F. of M., Lady-  ���mlth, appealing for financial aid, thai  800 men were Involved.   Referred to the  unions.  From Dawson Trades and Labor  council���That thore was no demand for  muutclann In that city: that thero were  more musicians there thun would secure  employment  the coming seiiHon.  Filed.  From Toronto District Lubor council,  re technical schools. Parliamentary  committee.  R. P. Pettlplece, munager Western  Clarion, the local socialist organ, asking for the endorsement of the council  for that paper. The request was  granted.  The socialist party applied for use of  hall for Sunday,night meetings.   Referred to Executive committee.  REPORTS.  Municipal committee ' reported at  length on the overtime pay for civic  employees and ,the proposed new jail.  Accepted.  A delegate said that the city lost  about $2,000 by the re-letting of the Jail  contracts.. ..,,    . ^    '_, j.. -*-���_..,'.  Tb��' teamsters stated that7only.,one  wholesale firm was now on their fair  list, namely, XV. 3. McMillan.   ���  PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE"?-  "Wc, your committee, beg to ireport  against the principle embodied In ?the  'conciliation', and arbitration act' now  before the; provincial legislature.  "This act,; if carried Into effect,; will  rob our labor unions of their potency  to favorably adjust the rates'of wages  and hours of work to meet the1 ever-  changing conditions of industrial life,  "Section 3 of this act absolutely takes  away the liberty to strike; every employe violating this section Is liable to  a fine of 4100, or six months' Imprisonment.  "Section 4 centres the power of arbitration In'the hands of three Individuals; one each appointed by the two  parties to the dispute; the other by  these?two; failure to appoint either, a  judge of the supreme court? has the  power of appointment  "The board is not limited as to the  time occupied ln finding a verdict; this  practically puts the Interests of labor  Into the hands of one individual, and  when--we_take_into_coiislderation_thc_  corrupting power of capital, we are of  the opinion that this is altogether to  slim a foundation upon which to rest  the rightful claims of a body of wage-  earners.  "We. are not opposed to, but rather  court a free7 and full investigation Into  any and every labor dispute; but we  are unalterably; opposed to the principle of taking nway the liberty of any  Individual, or group, of Individuals, to  leave' their "employment whenever the  conditions become oppressive, und  making nn act of this character, a criminal offence.  "In the world of.business no capitalist is obliged to sell his merchandise If  he sees tit lo withhold it from thc market, neither Is the price of his goods  subject to arbitrary regulation by a  board no matter how appointed.  "In liko manner, labor being a commodity, and subject to the same economic laws as other merchandise, wc Insist upon the same freedom to strike  for the purpose oC'riilsIng the price of  the only article we have ..to sell;-, which  is now enjoyed by the-capitalist class  unchecked.  ."Wo, therefore, protest strongly  against the passage of this act; and  recommend that a copy of this report  be forwarded   to   the   Hon,   Premier  ���Prior,   J.   H.  Hawthornthwaite;    and  iils.0 published in the press.  (Signed)   "F. WILLIAMS, Sec.  "W. J. LAMRICK, Chulr.  "Dated this 22nd day of April," 1903."  It was stilted thnt thc building trades  were placing men who lost their Jobs  at Ladysmlth, thereby helping ' thc  strikers to that extent. The delegates  were Instructed to bring the matter of  asslsance'to the striking miners before  their respective unions.  A delegate ?of the building trades  stated that the Building Trades Council had put the following .firms on the  unfair list: Chas. Woodward, general  merchant, Westminster avenue; Davidson Bros., jewellers, Cordova street;  Buchanan & Co., crockery, Hastings  street. The action of the Trades Council was endorsed by the council.  A committee was appointed to raise  the sum of $;*,?f>0 to pay off the mortgage on the hall. Those? named were  Delegates iWillllams, Lee', Cross, Bakes,  ���Lamrick. ���. 'p; .  It was decided to call a mass meeting of all union men to help out the  U. B. R7 E. strikers In the near future. t   '  The,proposition to increase the caretakers' salary was'?referred? to . the  executive. committee.  Adjournment'.  cuts from a dlBtnnee, or even from the  immediate vicinity of this city, arc not  now compelled to proceed to Victoria  to get operated upon, as has been too  often the case ln the past, besides tourists and henlth-seekcrs will be able to  spend a few weeks there, and enjoy  nil the advantages of a sanitarium,  combined with the comfort ot a private  home. Thanking you for the space ln  your well-read paper.  AN  OBSERVER.  Vancouver, May 8, 1903.  PRINTERS' HOURS.  The  Typographical   union    and   tlie:  employing printers of the city have ar-|  rived at an amicable adjustment ot the'  hours of, labor  to  be  worked 'by  the  Job men.   Beginning; May :12, the day's  work, will be 8& hours, and on May 12,  1904, the 8-hour day will go into effect.  The  wages  will  remain  the same as  heretofore, $21 per  week.    The news  paper men have  been enjoying the 8-  hour dny for some years.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  [The. Independent does not hold itself responsible for the opinions of its  correspondents.- So long as they are  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',* biit" as 'a  guarantee that they will back their  opinions should occasion require it.]  AN UP-TO-DATE INSTITUTION.  To the Editor, of Thk Indxfkndknt:  Sir,���Perhaps' the following observations may be of interest to some of  your many readers: A few days ago I  visited the Burrard; sanitarium, on  Georgia street, which was opened recently by Dr. ErnestHall, surgeon, and  Dr. Robert Telford, gynaecologist and  obstetrician,? two clever professional  men. While waiting in one of the  handsomely furnished, ante-rooms, I  was surprised at such a stream of  people coming'-and going, and almost  forgotjl was not at a reception. The  creepy feeling associated with an hospital 7 is: quite' banished from the mind  a? bad leg and the -X-rays had shown a  beautiful pictures' and home-like comforts. .When the X-rays were put ��� in  the Jubilee hospital, the newspapers at  that time commented most favorably  on the progress of "Victoria, but; thle  X-rays machine, and other electric appliances here all posses the latest Improvements. ���������. I had the pleasure, of  viewing my own hand by the Roentgen  rays, and one could .almost imagine  one saw~the_flesirfadlng*awayrnothlng  being left but the bones.  . I heard a remark passed about a child  that had suffered for some time, with  a bad leg and the x-rays had shown a  needle, imbedded in the limb/Then  the bath Is something wonderful. A  remark I overheard pussed regarding  the bath was "talk about lire and  brimstone; thut bath Is. what'the "Imagination might picture hell lire to be."  The number of people who nre staying  In the sunlturium, even though the  building Is not quite finished, would  Indicate that au Institution like this  was much needed In Vancouver. A  gentlomun told ine he was surprised  that none of the medical men here had  thought uf building a place of this kind  long ago. Although Dr.. Hull's present  headquarters are at Victoria, It Is rumored that within a very short time,  such Is the pressue on his time, he  ir.iiy be compelled to withdraw entirely  from practice at the capital, and make  his permanent residence here. Tlie  matron of the sanitarium Is highly competent, and to see the bright-looking  nurses flying about, It iseasy to realize  they7ha?ve plenty of work and know  how'to do It. Vancouver ought to be  congratulated on the possession of the  only private Institution In the province  having Its own complete staff.Pati-  WBSTERN FEDERATION  OF MIN-  1 ERS.  Before the labor commission at Ladysmlth on Wednesday Organizer James  Baker of the Western Federation ot  Mines, said that,each local union had  absolute Jurisdiction over its own affairs! The organization as a whole was  governed by the constitution. The executive could act In certain stated exigencies, but the government of tlie  body! was altogether In the hands of  the members, at others times by the  initiative ..and? referendum. He had  never seen the section permitting .the  executive to refuse Its sanction to a  settlement reached by a local union put  into force. The section was Intended  to prevent violation of the constitution  only. There was no case in which a  settlement made by a ? local had not  been .approved by the executive. Men  could not be ordered: on strike it no  grievance arose in their own-employment; They might be requested to  come out in sympathy, -but. there was  no way of compelling, them to do so.  Men 'could, not be compelled to leave  their employment in one country ta rur-  ther the interests of an industry; in.another. There was nothing In the constitution which would enable? the central authority to close the mines in  Canada so as to raise prices In the  United? StatesT? The Federation recognized no national; boundary. The organization '..-, was wholly 7 In 7 the men's  hands:  CooBie Labor in  South Africa  Mr. Chris. Foley Writes on the Question of Cheap Labor in  the Richest Gold and Diamond Mines in the  World���Civilized Manhood Threatened���British Paid Dearly.  ODD MAID'S UNION.  Verily, the? teachings of trade unionism 'find the way Into every recess ot  life. ��� foot to be outdone the old maids  of? Adams? County, Penn;,.'desirous of  being helpful? have organized a union  to engage in various social diversions  calculated to attract the ���.'.' bachelors.  At a social recently ? given by the Old  Maid's Union, the following resolutions  were unanimously adopted:  "Whereas���The need of a good husband has long been felt?as .a pressing  necessity, and repeated efforts : have  been made to induce the legislature of  Pennsylvania to'.enact a law that would  compel all bachelors 7 throughout the  commonwealth to marry; therefore,  Resolved by the Old Maid's Union of  Gardner's Station���Tbat we do thereby most earnestly request ?not only  our present representatives of Adams  county to use ithelr best efforts7 and cast  their vote for the enactment of. a law  that wil compel all bachelors[ to marry,  but all men between ages of twenty-  eight and forty-iflve, who are in hunt  of good companions, address the Secretary Old Maids' Union, Gardner's-Station, Fa."  HAS A MAN A RIGlHT TO SPEND  HIS OWN 'MONEY?  In Waterbury, Connecticut, an in-  Junction has been issued that embraces  every labor organization ln the vicintFy  restraining them from granting any assistance, to the street railway strikers  and tying up their funds. The corporation tried, to tie up the private bank  accounts of individual members, but  tailed. To meet this state ot affairs the  A .F. of L. issued a circular to, nil  unions In the United States and Canada to forward 'financial assistance nt  once. This appeal has met a hearty  and prompt response and hns placed the  strlltcrs In a better position thnn ever.  The Injunction miserably failed, but lt  was 1111 fuult of ahe corporation 'lawyers. It Is pretty tough If the luw can  prevent a man spending his money to  suit himself. As long us there are  strikes, union men will suppoit their coworkers, law or no law, Injunction or  no injunction.  [At the recent meeting.,of tlie Executive Council, A. F. ot Uf., held at Toronto, President Gompers was directed  to Invite the Western Federation of Labor to become alllllated with the A. F.  of L.  The Musicians' union desired that  president of the B. C. S. S. died at  Victoria Laborers' Protective Union,  be pleased to give them effect. I beg  Delegates Williams, Lee, Cross, Bakes,  Sir,���The announcement made  through the press a short time ago to  the effect that lhe, mine magnates of  South Africa were preparing to Import  150,000 Mongols to work in the diamond  and gold.; fields of that country, suggests to my mind several questions  which,- I think, would be well for the  British worker to lake into serious consideration. ? And I hope lhat some of  your readers who are more famlliar  than I am with modern economic conditions will give us an expression of  opinion in his connection. In tlie first  place, the gold and diamond fields of  Africa are conceded by all: experts in  that line.to be the richest ever discovered on .earth! This point admitted, the  question then arises, is it necessary to  import cheap labor from China to develop them'.' Why can they not be developed by our own .people: similar to  other industries'.' Again, is it.justice  to the British workers, thousands ot  whom are to-day walking the streets of  iLondon, 'Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin? Many of these, men, whose sturdy  arms were but a few months ago engaged in teaching the stubborn Dutchman to respect our country's flag and  lh protecting the property and lives of  these people, are now; seeking elsewhere  for work.. Should there not?be some  reciprocity in this matter? But It will  be contended? that  Wages Are Too ?Low.  A white man cannot support a family  and live on a Chinese wage.7,Conceding  this statement to be correct, still it will*  hardly be contended that these Industries, whicli have created within the  last few years numerous multi-millionaires, wealthy beyond the wildest  dreams of avarice, cannot afford to pay  a living wage. Surely these magnates  owe something to the common people  of Great Britain. Or are ?we to understand that they,... the British people,  have loaded themselves with an enormous debt and, sacrificed the lives of  some? 30,000 of their sonson the battlefields of the Transvaal,- exclusively in  the Interests of these autocrats of Industry? Statistics prove that eighty  per cent, of the soldiers in the British  army are drawn from the ranks of labor. 7 Placing the British army engaged  ln the Transvaal at 250,0000 men, at  least 200,000 of them7 would be workers  engaged for some three long years battling for what? Was It for the purpose  of bringing about conditions that would  enable these money barons, of? the  Transvaal to transform that country  into an Asiatic; colony, with, an economic system, ;based upon a wage scale  that would shut the British laborer entirely out of the market? Or, if employment Is secured, must it be at a  figui't���that���would-absolu teiy���prohibit,  him from burthenitig himself with a  family, or exercising the  Functions of Civilized Manhood  In a country for which he has sacrificed  so much? Is this British fair piny?  If the British laborer ever awakens to  a realization of the Injustice here Implied he must be a stupid Jackass It It  did not dampen his future patriotism.  1 hold, sir, that employment In these  mines Is Justly the' Inheritance of the  British worker. And n government* so  enormously Indebted to lilm for Ils existence, thiu would refuse to secure to  him this Inheritance Is guilty of treason  to ills Interests. It Is contended that  wages are too low, and the Urlton will  not go there. In answer, 1 would reply  Hint the Industry,, will certainly ..stand  for an Increase. An Increased demand  produces Increaed wages. Thus a point  Is soon reached that will Induce the  British workman to supply the demand.  If the excuse Is offered that he cannot  obtain the means of getting there, then  he Is surely entitled to the same assistance afforded the Chinese. If the  British worker has shared in restoring  peace and prosperity to the.Transvaal,  then he is Justly entitled to share in  that country's prosperity; and his claim  superiorVto ;tbaty of thej.Chlnaman. : If  " ������iy-.-f jPeacejand Prosperity .A:.:,..Ay:  lias been, secured ?,? to.; the   Transvaal,;'  largely through his efforts,-'surely ?'tls ���  but. fair 'that the ?vnine manager should 7  not hesitate'to.sacrifice just "a;little?in';'-  t'he. Interest  of ? his  benefactor. 7?Must  the workers of tliis great empir^'blind?  to their 'own Interests,  forever?, permit  themselves to be:.tisedas tools.to pro-7  mote the interests' of a ���: moneybcracy?  that, as in the present case, absolutely  ignores their interest.   Again, viewing  this  question   froiti   a purely, -business  standpoint, the merchant and manufac- ,.  turer/haye, been burthened,with an .enormous tax in securing the'.enginery; of'--  war? and: maintaining an .'army In 'the  ifleld.   These7 people?? have surely; some?  claim.at: the. hands of the.mine-owners?  of the Transvaal; Is it recognized? ��� Let  us?;see". ? It is here proposed to develop,:  or rather exploit, the resources of that' V  country, with  a class ,. of, labor'', whose?  wages Imply "a? purchasing? power? less .7  than one-third 7 that of .the "white, laboi'-;?'  er. V His V -V ? VV7 'V7 ���'Xx 'XilAAiiAXi. >?.  ;?'??   ':'���;.:;Meth'o'd',.otliivingilS.'.-l-Xn?.???",j  lowers .his consuming ? power ..to.much?,?  less. than.half his meagre wages,7.and��� 7  a?Iarge iper. centage of. what he con-.?  sumes is imported direct:?from7;Chihd,.??  and secured from liis own merchant un-;....  der Va genuine truck system.;i? Haying JJ  no, family?,he contributes little'or::noth--.?7  ing,?a?s a? consumer, to?;the building of??:  other, .industries.!7': One'7?Hundred?.ikrid'?;-,.  flfty--thousand of7 theseVpeople!!-aiiVfuh;?H!  grown?.?menr'having!no. families,,'disr;'??';  places';* a? Sim liar.?-? .number'. of :,��� white ?*la-.fj'v  borer's,: who? under. normal conditions', ?,;:  would represent?a population of at?least??'?  ?400,000,,men,'���. women'���' and children';.?: .Oi", ?',  puttihgit In a nutshell, lSO,O0O^Chin"ese;;'V?  with a 'consuming power'-?bt?^-onefthird;,'.?'.;  that of.the white, makes?50,000 corisum--;??  ers,1������'"wlilie' 150,000 white laborers, with,?;7  their f am Hies,, would create .400,000 conf ?;7-  surn'ers.?The reader can."easily,imagine:j-;;  'the effect? of- these 'conditions?6n?.;they?  British ''merchant-'  and /manufacturer',??;;  who would ."control largely .th'e'supplyf;';  irig of. these people, and who,?are;;ex->B  pending, annually?' ml 11 iolns  to ? findya;A  market for, theii* -sufplus.'-; Againj;'the ???  Chinese .export their surplus?learnings???  to China,' ihus?robbing the country??of ���???;?  a wealth, that''should go? into the build-'..'; 7  ing up of other industries and the ere- ? '  atlng of;Other;;markets for?the British t  producer! .. Have the /people? of?:Great?;?  Britain, and? her .'colonies bore? the?; ��jx-';!7'  penses,  the .dangers,...the:toil;;and7;tne-;  sofrow'of ?a;three? long;'years', war Vfor V  the purpose of; simply    replacing 7 the .?'  Dutch burgher, andV.k'afflr serf with the ?  mine? burgher aind Chinese serf ?,?To niy  mind,? a more damnable piece of lrijus-'..'.-���  tice than Is Implied In the Importation   ;  of these people into the: Transvaal it is ? *  hard^w.concelve.   But.If;Its.results in  opening the British workers' eyes to  the necessity of fighting his country's  battles at the ballot box Instead of on  the battlelleld, the lesson may after all  have served a good purpose.  C. FOLET.  Vancouver. B. C, -May 8; 19011.  The union expressmen have, issued  cards calling the attention,of the public to the fact tlmt they are nowpre-  paied to answer all calls promptly, and  for the convenience of their mnny patrons have put In a telephone, the number being IH.M. When you want an express don't forget to ask for a union  driver, who ull wear n neat little  bndge of ihe union.  SOCIALIST PAPICItS .Ml-MtGElD.  The AVestern Socialist, published In  this city, and the Clarion, published at  Nnnnimo, have been merged, nnd the  two printing' plants combined. The  publication will In future be known as  the Western Clarion.? The intention of  the management of the combined paper  is also to absorb the U. B.R./E. Strike  Bulletin, which has been published  three times a week.  RIGS AND  SADDLE  HORSES Al-  , ways on hand at Hotel,North Vancou-  to assisted transportation is certainly ver. \isrfvti.^ns^  TflE INDEPEN DLS I.  SATURDAY MAY 9, 190S  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IN   THB    INTERESTS OF THB MASSES  BY  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  BASEMENT    OF      FLACK       BLOCK.  HASTINGS STKEET, VANCOUVER,  B. ,C.  SUBSCRI1TIONS I.N ADVANCE.  A week, 0 cents; month, lit cents; three  months, '23 cents;  six months, HI cents;  one year, 91.00.  JOTDORSBD BY THE  TRADES & LABOR COUNCIL OF .VANCOUVER,  TRADES to LABOR COUNCIL OF VICTORIA.  VANCOUVER   BUILDING   TRADES  COUNCIL.  The Independent can alwayB be bad  at Galloway's book store, arcade.  purpose of grinding little hatchets at  the expense of the ratepayers. On the  other hand, we might charge Aid. Morton and Macpherson with grinding  double-bitted axes. In other words the  latter are looking after the interests of  the multitude of taxpayers, while the  former'' are looking after the Interests  of ii handful of contractors.  The C. P. K��� like John Chinaman. In  the coal and oil lands grab, no savvy  anything.  I The eight-hour day Is gradually being adopted. The agliation ln favor of  the eight-hour day Is constant and universal and needs no prophet to predict  that it will be the universal work day  of the not too distant future. Various  crafts In mnny localities have already  secured it.  SATURDAY....... MAY S, 11103  JAIL JOB.  Regarding the re-letting of the contracts for the proposed new jail, at last  Monday   night's   meeting   of   the   city  .'��� council, it was noted that Aid. Morton, was the only dissenter to awarding it to A. E. Carter. AVe have taken  a little trouble to.go into the matter,  and approve of the action of the alderman for No. 5 ward. Tiie original  plan ..as adopted by Architect Hooper  of Victoria, who was selected as an arbitrator on the competitive plans, provided for stone trimmings which comprise piers, belt courses, etc. Contractor Carter's first- tender on the above  plans amounted to ���$22,7S0. Baylies ;&  ���HoiTis's, the next lowest, $23,209.. This  makes a? difference of >1S!I. 'The city  'architects, Dalton & Eveleigh, communicated to the council that Jlr. Carter'  was unable no carry out his contract  because he could not procure. the ne-  ''"iccssnry' stone, for the'Trimmings"as  specified,? which fact alone would lead  one to'-" suspect''that their was a huge  African  gentle-man   somewhere  in   the  V deal.    Everyone knows that there are  -plenty! of the  finest building stone  in  tlie  world  to  be, had  in  tliis  country.  ���The 'architects also staled, in order-io  iillbw Uie:work l'o!go.on,' that;the stone  could be done nway with, and pressed  7 brick or ?terra cotta ..substituted therefor.'.They .further? staled   thai   this  .would mean, a reduction of $1,35S. According to precedent 'and, we:may say,  ��� fair Play to the bidders for the work,  it? was proposed by Aid. "liacph'erson  and Morton at the, special meeting of  ���tbe 'council  last  week  that? the, next  'lowest-tenderers, Baylies '& Horrie, be  awarded the contract. This was, ot  course,'promptly? voted   down.      '.The  ?';council then,approved of alteration be-  iing  made  in? the plans, as  here nien-  ''tioned,'.: and'proceeded to call for new  tenders "on Uh.o altered plans and speci-  ...'fi'cations.    The  lowest-figures  received?  V were from A."E. Carter, which amounted to $22,420, with?.the proviso, however,  ���'?t_hat���'? if granite steps, etc.,? were .required the amount would be. raised $340,  thus 7 making the '.total tender $22,700.  The point we wish to show is tliat; if  .Baylies &Hovrie had been awarded  the contract on their first lendeivAvhen  ' mi*.'. Carter, threw up the job, the city  would have had astone finished build-  ins instead of a brick one, for the difference - of   only $509.   The 'difference  ' thus shown is between the accepted new  tender of $22,700, and the old second  'lowest'-; tender   of  $23,2G!i.    Tlie.:archi-  Vtects, .Dalton & Eveleigh,; estimated  that by cutting out the .stone the work  would "cost $1,358"less, but which uctu-  _ally^cost^only.���$rifl!i legs.JjL.-dJggl'jJBSSgy  An exchange says that the business  man who is always In mortal"'fear of  trade unions "dictating" ' his .'affairs  never has anything to say against the  capitalist who not only wants to dictate  the price bf labor, but the price of all  things that labor produces over which  lie has dictatorial control.  It seems to us that our school sysj  tein is lacking in the individuality  which should be shown 'to the pupils  by the teachers. The students are  turned.out of scliool like so many pressed brick. Our pedagogues are not altogether to blame for this, because they  are not allowed the least latitude in.the  rules laid down for them to follow.  Thus the boys and girls are treated  alike In their learning as peas in the  pod. regardless of the differences of llie  capacity  of their intellects.  There is hardly a labor paper that is  not continually asking members to attend the''meetings'of their unions. Why  should this-be"necessary7 In this, city  the;membership of. the unions has never  been greater, but .poorly'attended'sessions are "the rule and'.not the'exception. The independent for sonie.,.,time  has been..asking-Individual' members  why .'they, don't attend their meetings.  In nearly every instance tliey said.  "What's the use? The gang knows it  all." Now,, we.'want tosay a word: to  the "gang,"' as well as the stay-aways.'  When you joined your union you .promised, to do your'pai;t faithfully'and to  the best of your ability. You'promised  io assume some, of the responsibilities  of the organization! You promised to  help , llie .oilieers of'your, organization..  .You-'.promised'tn give youi' advice oii  I the important questions Vis ihey come  up.- Ypu'promised to attend'-th'e. regulnr meetings. You promised to never  wroiig a brother��� member, and above all  .vou promised to-be. tolerant and gentlemanly .in your'conduct towards one another iri session and otit of session. If  you are men.; you -will be? good.iis youi  word, and it will be a positive pleasure  to.attend the meetings, and, of course  there/will  be abig attendance.'  of $S49.   Andr.vhat h'os become of the  terra cotta?  Because the working men protested  that the work should go on according  to the first specifications. Aid. Grant  had the hardihood to statejhat It.was  a case of hold-up. We would like the  public to judge where the "hold-up"  ccmes In? On the face of thc whole  affair It looks as though certain contracting aldermen  were there for the  '.T.  WEIGHING? MAILS. ..'��� '.'���'���..  Head Push (reading . eagerly):  "During 20 years the governuieut pays  ���$70,000,000 rent for mail. cars. The mull  cars which; last for 20 years cost only  S3.000.000.: .During, certain months tlie  railroad, corporations which carry the  mall weigh it to get Vn unit of tonnage.  They generally choose a time just before Christmas, and it has been proved  that the railroads have stuffed the  mails at these times in order tor get a  larger unit.? In .addition to this the  government pays the railroads a rate  more than eight times as large as what  the express, companies pay ..them."  (Speaking excitedly.);: Ye gods! Who  loid McCartney lhat? is there no law  in this country to prevent our?private  affairs from being hawked a,bout as if  we were no better than the common  throng?���Chicago Public.  A GET A RAISE.  The B. C. Sugar refinery have increased the wages of all their employees  who have been with them for over one  year. Those getting 20 cents an hour  now get 25 cents; those who got 25,  now get 27V4, and so on up the scale.  A bonus Is nlso granted to all employees who hnve been over four years  In the service.  9  9  at  ';            A  ! vi  l     9  },   ���  I7'?   ���  {.v.." 9  Xi 9  Xi--9  Xa +  li:  *9c ia_.    a-av^avH-B 9 ;���  Tbe Jeweler and   diamond   Merchant      J  COR. GRANVILLE AND HASTINGS STREETS. I  Official Watch Inspector,of tha C. P. E. 4  '<&+++ + +++++++<+&++���+ 4>+<0&+++++++++++++  SAWYERS  Two No. 1 upright machine shingle sawyers; Dunbar machine; 16 cents per  thousand; good average timber; run night and day.  BURLINGTON MILL CO.  Burlington, Wash.  the CITY MOTEL  R. ASBECK, Proprietor.  49 Powell Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.  �� Terms *1.00 per day.  WILL "SMOKE.  99  The Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners and the United  Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners  will give a grand  . . .FREE. . .  Smoking Concert  To Be Held in the City Hall.  MONDAY NBGB1T NEXT  All men in the Building Trades are  cordially invited to attend. Admission  by  membership or working card.      ,?  J. GILLIES,;.,,  Secretary Committee.  The carpenters? will "smoke" in the  cily' hall Monday niglit.; Every member  of the building trades should be there.'  '���'    CIVIC COMMITTEES.  Finance���Aid. McQueen (chairman),  G rant, McGuIgan. Brown, .Wood...Meets  every Thursday at 4 p.' m:  Fire and Police���Aid. Brown (chairman). Grant, McQueen, .Wilson, Morton. Meets second and fourth Tuesday  at. 4 .p. in.    'i'l   j-, ���' "       '-J.  Board of Health���Aid. McGuigan  (chairman), Grant. McQueen,' Macpherson, Morton.'- Meets 'first and : third  Wednesday at -1 p.m. :  ?' Water.: 7 and s? .Market���Aid. ;'���''"Wood  (chairman), Bethune,. Cook, Wilson,  Miicphei-so?ii. Meets. second and fourth  Wednesday at 4?p: m.7. . .  CONVENTION DATES.  Miiv A.������ .Wheeling.' XV. Vn; .-National Brotlier-  liood'ot Operative Totters.   ;  ."lav 4? r��wliiokct, K.J. Amalgamated I-nce  Curtiiln Operatives of America.  ���first week in ?May. New York City. United  Halters oi North America.;  Mayo. Anderson, Iml. Tin Plato Workers',  TroteelivcAssooitition oi America. .;  Milvll.- Philadelphia,'Pa.?IIot'cl nnd Restaurant "Einploviis" International Alliance, ..and  Bartenders'International League of America.  ' -May 10.   Indianapolis, Ind.-American 'Federal  tion of Musicians.  June 1. Cleveland, Ohio.. International  Ladies'Oiiriiieiit.Workers'Unioii.  ���'������;���-  "Jiine'-'i.'"' Columbus, Ohio. Chaimiiakers'  National Union of the. United States of America.  iuncl. ' 1-niilsvllle, K��. National Association  of Steam and Hot Water Fitters,  .  June S. I'hilailelpliin, I'a.. International  Ceramic, mosaic and Encaustic Tile Layers and  Helpers' Union. ...  ���June 15. Minneapolis, Minn. International  Union of Flour and Cereal Mill Employes.   ,  Jinie In. Cincinnati, Ohio. ; International  Printing Pressmen's Union. ���'���;'  June 17. Philadelphia.- Pn''? International  Fluid and Copper 1'late Primers' Union of North  America.'.  Julvl Lvnn. Mass. Ainalgaiimted Leather  Workers! Union of AniiTleii.  Julv ];!. Cincinnati, Ohio, Glass Bottle  Mowers' Association of the United States aud  Canada.  Julv 1-1. Indianapolis, lud. Stove Mounters'  Iiiteriiational Union.. -.   .. ���,.'..  July 18. Brooklyn, X. Y. American Wire  w.'iivi.rs' I'mlni'llvn Association���   Julv 'JI. Philadelphia, I'a. International  Association of Marble Workers.  Almost 1" Indianapolis, lud. United Garment Workers of America.  August 111. Washington, 1). C. International  Slereoiyiieisiiiul Electrotyper's Union of North  A incrlcrt.    ������  August 10. WnshlnRton D. C. International  TypogmplilCBl Union.  August 17. IllriiiliiBhiim, Ala. United Association of Plumbers. Gas Kilters, Steam Filters  and Steam Filters' Helpers,  August -. New York City. United Gold  Heaters' .National Protective Union of America.  September 7. St. Louis, Mo. International  llrollivrhoail of Blacksmiths.  September II), HpiiiiKllelil, Mass. Table  KnileCiliiilfrs'Natloniil Union.  Sopteinlier 14. Ninenrn Kalis, N. Y. Team  Drivers' International Union.  }��.��������.++.���������(  -*������  TO HAVE  THE"  LARGEST CHOICE  OFTHE  PRETTIEST  WASH FABRICS  FOR  SPRING  AND  SUMMER  0 DRESSES  YOU  MUST CALL  '".-:-' AT  omm ale's  170   Cordova     St.,    Vaneo��ver.  We' reach wherever the malls  reach.  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS-  NEW WESTMINSTER.  PHONE  I220A.  ' S  Carpenter and Joiner.  * 516-518 Seymour St;  Between Pender and Dunsmuir Sts.  :.-. All kinds of work in this line promptly attended tO.   ���.'.���; .'..:"..-'        '"'. .:'A  ������������������eeoaoa�����������������������������  ������������������������ so o e e ��� ��� ��� ������������������  On FRIDAY, MAY 1ST, of Millinery and Dry Goods.7? MILLINERY*  the? latest styles from Toronto. 7 My  ,;-.'. stock Is new,and. prices to.sult customers In every line���not excelled In  the city. LADIES" CORDIALLY  7 INVITED.: ;?     '.:?,;. J." A.A-''"  X 301. WESTMINSTER .AVENUE. .;. ?  ������������������������������������������������e���e���������  ��� (tl ��� e ��� �������������������������������� '������ ��� ���  TS CORDOVA STREET.  Under new management. Dining  Room^Unsurpassed.=?i.Everything=Ne.wi  ly Renovated. RATES���$1 a Day, Special Rate by the Week. Louis Adams  and James Guthrie, Proprietors. ;  PHOTOS FROM  The King Studio  301 HASTINGS  STREET.  (Next Arcade), have an excellence that  please nnd are dally winning favor.  It will be to your own Interest to inspect our work and compare prices.  'PHONE 1040.  it Takes a  Hotel North Vancouver, finest summer resort on the const. Overlooking  nuiTurd Inlet.   Rates moderate.  Judge Morson, ot" Toronto? decided the  other day n queer case. The suit was  brought Io recover $103.81 on a promissory note given by an alderman. The  wilt of garnishee wns served on the  city clerk.' The alderman contended  that it Wns Impossible .to attach his  wages' of $"00 a year before they fell  due. The judge agreed with the alderman.. : i ��� ' ���  J. A. Davidson,? corner Cambie and  Cordova Sts;, is the place where .'you  get your hair cut in an-artistic manner.  ^OOT&StfQf'  WORKERS UNION  UNION J|| STAMP  iradory No,  Buy and wear union stamp shoes,  and,thus protect the labor movement  against .independenti'and , hostile? factions that retard the? recognized trade  union. ':'"''-.':���.���  The union stamp on shoes is found  on the sole, Ipsble 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. .  to test the wearing quality of a stocking. If it's possible to kick a  hole in them he will do It., BLACK CAT HOSE gives hlni,the hardest struggle to wear them out he ever had. Every stitch defies rough wenr. They  nre double at the knees, the heels, the toes, giving'long life and perfect satisfaction. PRICES 23c nnd 40c. We are the sole agents In this city for Boys'  Blnck Cat Hose.   Everything In boys' wear nt  CLUBB   ��.   STEWART,  Telei-honk 702.  309 to 315 Hastings St. W.  i i ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  WHAT'S THE USE  of hurrying about fcuylng Life Insuranca no many men think and i&y. At  least two strong reasons are: Oo od health 1* uncertain; Increased cost ls  certain.  What's the uss of waiting might betUr Im saldl  UNION MUTUAL   POLICIES;/ ;,        ? V  may .bo depended upon .to protect throughout tho varying7' sxporlencsa of  human life, to faithfully guard U>�� interests of ths . Insured, and to bo  promptly cashed when they becoms payabls. Values and privileges atrouad  and are conveniently available. Detailed facts gladly furnished.  .. After three years tlie Union Mutual Follcisa do not become void by failure  to pay premiums, the Main Non-Pbrf��lturo "^.aw without action of ths  Policy-holder, continuing the Insurance for a Specified length of time.  Union Mutual Life liisurariceCo  PORTLAND, MAINE.'yy.iiy;i-JLs^^^^-'i^^  Call or write,for particulars and plane iyyAy  Head Ofpicis : 419 Hastings St. W.V yancouver, BiO.  J. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager. V "      v  COLIN   CAMERON,? Special Agent.    V    ;; 7      7?';;;  ?l ���',  X  il  l>  tt  ���+ + + 00+ +++++ +++ + + + + 0 + 9++++ + + + + +++M f  CORNER BASTINGS AND CAMBIE  STREETS, VANCOUVER. ?  New, mbdorh and strictly first-class;  good . sample : rooms; freo ..'bus.' 7 Week  days���Breakfust 7 to 10'a. m.,: lunch  12 m. to 2 p. nii, dinner,7.6 to 8p.. m.  Sundays���Breakfast? 7:30 . to 10;30 a.  m., lunch 12:30 to 2 p.m., dinner, 5:30  .to 7:30 p. .m; Ratos $2 and upwards  per day; HAYWOOD & PRESCOTT,'  Proprietors.?;    ,7.       . ??7?.      '".'.   -���"���':��� '?.,'"  Tbe  310-3127 ABBOTT STREET, .VANCOU-  ;.?'7'7?. VEU. B. C.  : Restaurant and Bar. Breakfast 6 to  10,? morchants'lunch, 11 to 2, ^25c; dinner 5 to 8,725c;..lunches put7up: eastern ; and .Olympian 7 oysters; short iior-  dors - "a ''specialty: ; at'-,? all,?-.'..hours;  hioal tickets f4; best 25c. meal in the  city.;. .7D,.: BURTON. .Proprietor.'' ??,??,;??  lis:  319   SEYMOUR   STREET,     VANCOU-  V '       '''.'?V'???;;V?7;?7vER7V'?:V;V;'V.V?7Vl"'7?V'V  ? Having the only ?.up'-to-dato; grill room  fn British Columbia; which in '.'itselfis'a  guarantee of a first-class ��� hotel,.?"and restaurant." Business Jfen's LUNCH, ?from  12?m. to72:36,p. m..'only/25 "cents.V? 7.  CORNERCpRDOVA''AND. CARRALL  V."[/'I   STREETS, VANCOUVER. I?;?  Makes a? .specialty-'of Dewar's ?-special  liqueur, also Usher's black label liqliour  whiskey. Large stock of. imported, and  domestic cigars. Finest ���;?:. billiard? J and  pool tables, j: rV?. B.V'?MULL1GANi&l  CO..  Proprietors.   7?,   7 ?. 7,;,?.V'-7V?7c  A      Vancouver's    Piiuii'i'r*, ('lollies   ?': A  ���?���'''���'. Renovator, makes n unit; new. ', "TV,  A - ''o':. ��� '���;'������'���'���' ���'&  X Dyeing and Repairing. X  jfc?������   ���? 216 Cambie Sr.r Vancouvke. a.  Pacific Baling,  xyxy$m^  Imfiorter* and  Bottlers  '���������'.���'��� GOEE AVE.���'; 'PHONE 783.  SOLE AGENTS. :   V ''  Meeting;.  F. O.E.���VANCOUVER AE3RIB, No. t,  meets Wednesday? evenings; .visiting  brethren welcome.    Bert Parsons,? W.  P.; 3. G. Ure, W. S., Arcade.        ? -J  THERE IS  I pi Fire or Injury V?  Health when you us?  'the V   AXXXiiiixX  AxThz i V. price^H;??is ? i; now;  ?such; that?^ almost? ev-  V erybody canV afford iiiii  OnzeXiisedi-y always ?  ?7used.: XAp^ii^iliOi-y  'liiczJotAAiJ^XXlAA'yiiiXy.  iXxixiiXxy-yiXixrui  Gor. Garrall and Hastings  V7'iV-5?;7''':7?''?;:7:'?Streets.''-'...V.'.v.V..Vi.:.?V?  gooasooosoooeooaeeooooi  80 DEUCIOUSv wiKig  MADB EXCI-USIVKI-Y FROM B? C. F��DIT.;  ' FKESH CUT FLOWERS.  UNION-MADE  .      .���:;; ;���   DOMESTICiCIGABS. ?:, :.:\ ���..���';-,",  '?    When' makinc a? trip around the   *  ...���������A-. ; .:;,;;7,Park call on '7?.:,;.,7.7- '?,.  W'"Wm'��� .InnoK Brocktoii Point 7  .      a Watt OnC��...: Lighthouse,:.?:  pooooo3oaoaeoooo9a��oaooe  ^mmomHyy  and  mo  yxxXy&ceimCiXiiiXA  'VV'V':'J'?;:>^'V'r?'V7V,'''?'RO��lte:  LOWEST RATES.  BEST SERVICE  4>       "',?."���'  Train  ;   Transcontinental     Passenger  leaves dally at 14 o'clock.  Seattle and "Whatcom Express leave*  dally  a^SifiO  o'clock.  STEAMSHIPS  TO   JAPAN  AND   OHI-  .   '-.."A:   .     NA. ��� H' Ayy  ISmpress of China  Empress of India .7  ..May 4  .May 25  TO HONOLULU,  FIJI ISLANDS  AND'  ?    AUSTRALIA.       ''.--. ��V    -'i??:;  i-ii  Miowera ,  Abrangl;?  Moana'';.-iv  :i...'May'l 7  ...?May 29  ..June 26  And every four weeka thereafter.  For full particulars as to time, rates,  etc.,? aw>ly: to.  AA'XiAii--A'���'���' ���:'������:  B. J. CXtfLB, .:-.''      JAS. 8OLATER,,  A. <S. P. A.'���'"'������ x->   Ticiket Agent,  ' Vancouver, B, G.    428 Hastings Bt  ?.,,:, ���;. .,";Vn��txmTer, B.C SATURDAY..  ������MAY 9, 1003  THE INDEPENDENT.  I  ii  O   '   .  J?     .,'  ii  .<>  ii  ie   but*  Successor to Avenue Crockery Company.  The place"td get values in  CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, ,...*'  "     ENAMELED IRON AND TINWARE.  A full stock of Paints going at cost.  :   ' ; ;0 -     ,  Telephone 931. 438 Westminster Avenue.  tlcian respects, the- only thing he fears,  the working man's vote. ; i 7;   .:'.  >:��x��x��x��:i(��:K��:K��x��^0:>:��x��y��:K��:��:��:t:��^��:��<>^��:K��:K��:��:��:K��  By Our Own Corrcibondent.  The blacksmiths' strike7 'continues,  but most of the meii? have fotind employment at union wages.  ;:  V     Mrs.  Bulley,  ? wife    of   Mr.   Bulley,  tpresident.of the B. C. S. ?S.,.died at  ;the Jubilee hospital at .4 a. :m. Th'tirs-v  .."day  morning. 7 The  funeral will  take  place on Sunday ut 2 p. 'ni.'??;-A; A.  We take pleasure In Introducing: to  ; trades' unionists  of/ Victoria ;7|Mri  A.  ' /-She'retri, whose advertisement appears  in'the advertising columns of The Independent. ���';?. Mr.   Shereth ' hits/always  been b a  staunch  advocate . of    trades  '".'Vunionism and employs union plumbers  "only.?���'".'.".'���.������. ,'.'������ ?;"?*?:'-''.- 7?'??- ?,;?  ture. I wish to thank you for the  suggestions you make and to assure  you that in so far as Is consistent with  the scbpe; and object of the bill, I will  be plpeased to glvethem effect. I beg  to remain; yours faithfully, 7 ���:.  y "ill ���V??vv??w.;'"wV'b.;'jicinnis,:: .;??  ,?, Provincial Secretary.  7 7, A Master - Bakers' organization has  .;.been formed and thefollowing officers  . elected: ?H?./Smith, president; J. C. Dar-,  . .]liig,���vice-pi"esident; W. Rennie, record-?  ? lng secretary; A. Coombs,' treasurer; L.  VD. .Cummlngs,- flnanciiii.?'secre tary;.B.  ;Sorge,. guardian.?^Y,?R. Dickson and L.'  ���  Colter, were, appointed.'auditors.,-.?.? ;>: ;?-:  ? ??The? socialist party made a? sub'st'aii-  ���tial donation in .'the;'shape;''of luxuries  'tot/he restaurant? of the.BV C.sVs.?' The  :T boys ?nre comfortably situated and show  .marked improvement jin physique since"  .���the?, restaurant has been; ?establlsned:  The. benefit tendered "the/union by? the  .Trades, and? Labor /Council at? the... Or-,  pheum;? theater /on 'Tuesday/last? is  re-?  ?'.poi-ted as being very successful..".?/ y'.y.  '.A; ..An- expert versed -in? the knowledge .of  ??.ho.w^tO:'beat? the .'..'Australian'?ballot" is  ���;jposting. the .boys as "to houvit is? done.  ;:The inl'ormatIoi{7is;'sciughtVn6t?that in-  /.yestigatoi's/have/any,desire to.beat .it,  ... but'V simply 7to?7pr6ventVthe?:'ciistomar'y  1!7.roiinder:ih-om;jdoinS??so.?77.-The7?7^bla,nk  ? ballot''gaineVwill not-woi"k7succ"ess��ulIy'  .,any7Ampi"e. iiv Victoria, 'arid? vendors of.  ;votes,will/find? it: very diflicuit'to trade  7? tlieni' for .green/.backs?- or/barrels? of  ���'l?:flour.?'':77''?...:-;?5:7????K?7v7.?'-,;?;-??;i'?:?:,:???:'7-'..:V.>?;?'!?  ,?!': Happy is'he who?/expecteth /nothing,?  -.7?for/lie; shall   nbt?be;?7disappbinted.?.':A  .jlarge-hearted? >5gO"othafured //.working-/  ? ;?man? was .busily,, engaged? soliciting aid  ? 'forVthe7widow of??a? brothbr   unionist?  ; Spotting a'prominent .employer :b��;:Ia-'  ? ?;?bo*V who, by Vthe way, is also a respected  ?;?elder 'of,?a?-?prominent??church .in'''.'this  ?:.?'cit'y,?the7?s'olicitor sharpened .his 'pencil  ? ;ih?a.nticIpation?oi" getting a?substaiitial  ??; addition 7? to7? his??subscrlption??]lst,'7'.btit  7?;the??the .pious, follower7 of the??;lowly?  ?-/Nazarerie 'refused-.point blank to?c*6n-  - tribute to a worthy charity.   The. erest-  .���fallen ?'-'sniieitor 7 is ",':'now' .wondering  ���'.' whether rellslontis-a .fact or, simply a  /,;competltive/sugar?/eoated Jpill.:;,,;?  The ultimatum from the Builders'Association was considered ? at?"a" special  meeting of the Carpenters' union, and  the following resolution was carried7 by  a .unanimous?vote: ���        .7 :������.'..���  '���' "That we acknowledge the communication ,,and inform the Building, association that'they,'liave. been misinformed regarding the wages In Vancouver,  as 40c. per hour Is the minimum wage;  and there are a number of conditions  mentioned iii. the proposed /agreement  which 'conflict-with7 our constitution and  by-laws, and?could not be accepted by  any/local .body."7 7.?'"?;':?? 'XiiAJX. '/?'??.;  '; .One reason why, they objected :io: the  suggestion/ that meribecomirig contrac-  tors/should leave., the -union, ' was .because, 'under,certain"clauses in the,coii-  sti.t'iuion; members, of lorig /standing;,  were .entitled;to benefit fees;- and privileges it .would be a hardship to surren?  del-.?; '���''; ���,-.,; '7-'.??';7;?'? ;?".:?/.'.'./:;/'?? ''iyXyAA.  V'The-.1 deiidlock?which has thus ;been  reached: between the .two.partles?'to??the  controversy./nvearis?that a strike of ? the  union; earpen ters in -the city .'of, Victoria  has now .been7ordered/:???7:,;:7 ;'-'/ / , .??  /?/ Thei?followlng..?7TOn-inuhicatiqn7V.has  ^.been/reCeivedV by V?the ? secretary ??bf; the  /Victiia .Laborers'.?? Protective /Union,  .-.Federal No. 2, from the provincial 'secretary: 77 v? !"���' i7'"::-' ���"-���'���.'������ 'l-'yiy:'.  A'Aiyy-';,-.:. ./VICTORIA, May'5, 19b3?'?fj  .J.C.V'jiapleton,'Esq.,..Secretary Labdr-  7, ? ers' 'Protective; Union, ? P. 0. /Box  ??7?h?47o,''yictbrla;:??BV?C.:7?VV,VV?r?*'f':77/  7 Dear Sir,���I beg to acknowledge re-  ^celpt^ofeyour-icbmmmilcatlonTs^ofVithe,  ��� 2nd -inst."'with 'reference to the. "Con  /ciliaiion. Act" now 'before the legist  f ALL INION MINERS  ft'"  9  '  i9  ',������'"  a  '������:  ift  9  ������������������  SHOULD WEAR THE f  "?"';..'?";'���  ��� Special "Miners" Over- ���  0 y alls, Jumpers and f  ���0: Smocks. ���  9  ' ���  ".ft'  ��  ��� -  ��  ���'  &  9  ���ft  9  made of tullwelght denim, double  stitched and riveted, high waist  .ed,'-roomy seated, Iron?wear.  vi-'Made by-'?  '-;.. 7._.thk- ���'-.,-  -���J.\X---' "(Iil.MIT.ED.*., .;?;  The .oldest .Union .Overall Pac-  , tpry-lnthe West. 7��  ���'���i      MAW'S BLOCK, WINNIPEG, MAN.      ��  ���������i4^9ft9ft9fta)ft9ft'9ft'9ft9ft9ft9ft  .' 31ayor JIcCandless.;has established a  precedent ..'that? meets ;with general approbation.?.T.Ie//conslderia;^that' lt: is/prily.  justice thati'preferi'nent'??be7/glveii to  bpriii?;/tide", residents.Vb'f..Victoria, iiv.the  :mattei?'.7qf (employment?;pii civic, works.-'  This.ruleis' being; carried out, butirom  i.hfp'i'm'ii.t'ioiV..;risce'i'y'edV  therei is.a'naseiicy/at.wqrk in. this ?city  endeavoring/?to?? hood": the; ? place"/with7  skilled/and. .unskilled ..labor,??: and /as-'a  result ^strangers' from.?/the 7 neighboring  citle.s:?bn,. the.Sound,?. Mpntana/.7Caiifoi--'  riia?'andV|Manitob'a?''h'ave/;e'iitere(J ?the  city,', and ;mariy?.: have/succeeded by ruse.  In?deceiving.authorized employers,as t?o  their?:citizenship?.etc.1,'7 and? have found:  \yorlc;as.?a?result,.whiIe riumbersof/old?  residents,:.' property? owners. -Zand /men7  with.: large families, are ? walking the  streets in ? quest, of? employment. There  are, some/few. men working;in the city  wh'ojcannot speak:?a??wd'rd of .English;  it;'^Is?7 a?plty/?tb" noticeVthat?,;while' the  chief?.execu'tive of ?'theVcity.?is endeavbrf;  ing to/introduce; measures for? the;bene-  ���flt of/resident working';.���: men, other;  agencies / are? at jwork,; endea?voring?' to  thwart his plans,':but?there is no "doubt  "that'some ']-nearis7'wiir,be??in'stitutbd?fbr?  the: purpose of carrying?' out of ? this?  much-needed: reform.?:?.:?-. /   :A'(..  It has been suggested that the ultimatum Issued by the Victoria Builders'  association to the Carpenters' and Joiners' union of    this   city  be    suitably  framed and placed    In the -museum.  Asking a branch of  an    organization  numbering about 80,000 and spread out  all over the world With funds to  the  amount of ?10,000,000 to revise Its /bylaws in accordance with the desires of  a ring of petty contractors would by  some individuals -be considered  "un  limited gall."   We opine that the bylaws will hold good as they stand, and  the? signing of a two-year contract or  indeed any contract at all will never  materialize.   The opinion of the 33ulid-  ers' Association as to the marked stagnation ln the building business ls somewhat   erratic.    Had - they   attributed  stagnation in? building circles    to tlie  brick ring and the: outrageous advance  in, the price of lumber by the lumber  ring,  they would have hit the cmark.  The? different grades of lumber have  advanced .'.froni $3 ib'';jl0..per. thousand,  while the .brick-layers and carpenters  have  had simply  a  reduction    of one  hour in the day's labor within the past  twelve months.   A member of the Carpenters': Union   (which, is' now out oh  strike), is steadily employed-in the cof-  ?fin    making:   industry,    receiving   the  union scale of wages, namely,������ 53.50 pei"  day of,-eight hours.   He hopes to have  a.s'ufllcleht: number of: coffins ready, to  encase, the remains of ;the cqiitractors  after the battle/that is now-raging between' the' Builder's' -Association and the'  Amalgamated  Association   of  Carpenr  ters and Joiners. 7 :      -...:'.; ���''.'������:". :;,:':77:'  ATSe^prb?vincial??legisiature flitive?? decided to .cease .firing for,,on,e.'.week,-?'?so  as/to;.blKiip?,ahdVcbllect^niateriai'tbV^-  ercisb; their ?talents,?.oii when7 they .re-.-  assemble.   Interesting developments?are  -expe'Cted7J"7Hn���iclle^houTV Tassea^lnTtfie"  presence/of the august assemblage during^ a spirited/session mildly recallsJ to  memory.;.the,legend of ?.the traditional  .''jdllkenriy, cats."; Indeed at times'..the  situation Is such as to convey the I'm-''  pressipn to aVUmid;observer that both  the government and the opposition are  seated .oii barrels of gunpowder with a  red hot pokef. In dangerous proximity.  But when the situation; Is at its- tvbrst  and a "burst up" Is Imminent, an angel  of peace, robed In the garb of a bill to  amend the "Trndes Union Act," or any  other old thing In the Interest of labor,  is Introduced, and chnnges the whole  aspect of iiffnirs. The hatchet Is Immediately burled nnd It Is astonishing to  behold, tlie friendly feeling tha.t suddenly develops In the ranks of the opposition for the government, and It is  absolutely.-surprising to note that while  the opposition', always find?It 'convenient to disagree with the government'On  my. point, good or .bad, yet they unite  for the purpose of defeating any measure introduced for, the benefit of labor.  Working men will'do' well to take particular notice of this point and remember that the friendly feeling manifested  by. politicians for the workers previous  to an oiectlonVis all a. game to catch  the/vote.;. That IS" the only thing, a, poli-  : .TRADES AN�� LABOR COUNCIL.,  .? Anibng tlie matters considered by? the  Trades and LabprCounciliat?its special  meeting was the/bill introduced;by the  pi'o,yincialVseoretary:?,: ?"An??act,for the  prevention :of? strikes and /lock-outs."  The council dealt with?:this"measure? in  committee of .die whole,/and;were of the  opinion, that", section '.'.three?;;,providing?  Ihatia strike:or .lock-out?shali??not pc-'  cur ti i.i til the dispute, has, been inquired'  Into .aiid. reported.- upbn/by ?a??bo.ard ot'  conciliation^.-should be struckV'bu't, 7  Section four, it was thought,; should/be.  amended so that: in a case:?where. the  two; coinniissioiiers.fail :tp?app'oiut the,  third,?they;,shall'resign,,?anci t\yo others  be/appoihted. .They failing?to? agree on  the.?:?tiiird ?w'ithih??4S?hbu'rs;?,t)ie;lieuten-  ant-goyer'nor-iii-couhcil"-^'sliall ^appoint,  the. third member/of-the epniihissibn? ??  The? delegates aiso .expressed;the yieiy  plete? its wbrlV.andrreport within?thirty  that 'the conciliation board should com-  pile? its work,aiid: report within? thirty  days' from the appointment, of the first  that the��� conciliation .board should com-  commissiorie'r.7 it/-\yas.:?also,:heid'.that  no??laiyyer ..should?.,be>?permittbd !to j'act  on the 'board./?- Tlie ,'prpvlsibn that only  ,works: in connection.witli7-wli.leh'??20. or  more; employees' are engaged can - be affected? by the act? was amended' to read,  ten"br;more employees,-;7? ;���?; 7-/'..;:'. ���  :;?'Np other/changes,; excepting? thbse;af-  f ected ? by'.'the changies /suggested, Svere  made'in7 the. bill.;'?;?-::,;?, ?.?'?;,??7'. ??;?.?.:;':?;.: ;-  :A cpmriiunication ?was read- from Secretary Draper,' of the?'Dominion?Trades  Cong:ress, to' tlie effect? that the Victoria  branch of -the /British' "Columbia.-. Steam-  boalmeh'Sjiinion'Should obtain??a;charj-  ter'.direct? from 'congress, tiiejlatter? not  recognizing /iFederal /Uniph./No.': /O.'/./of  Vancouver,7'as a provincial.organization  with power/to'fbi'm':b'ranches.; The matter? w-as. left -to ;���'the??/Steamboatmen's  union, with the;request that? the?union  conform to the constitution?of the,cbuh-  cil /within three months-,? the union's  delegates to be afforded representation?  at' the board, inv'.tlie.'.me'antltne?';":'  V/A/communicatjoin/wag/reairji^nL/l^  in the matter.  The following is a copy  of the letter::: '':??���?'. , ;/".'���'���:;������,���..���  Ay"1',     "���r'iyj      ?"VICTORIA, B. c.  "Hon.   W. W. B.McInries,   Provincial  Secretary, Province of B. C:  "Sir,���After mature consideration the  Victoria   Laborers'   Protective   union  have unanimously endorsed the action  of the Victoria Trades and Labor Council with respect to the Labor Concllll-  atlon bill, now before the legislature.  The union fully recognize the necessity  in Justice? to  the public, of  adequate  measures to prevent strikes and lookouts.   It Is believed that concllliatory  powers is all that should be bestowed  on nn enquiry board beyond the power  to summon Witnesses and    take  evidence.   After ^publishing   their report  and proposition for settlement as provided for ln your bill, say three days,  it is suggested, be allowed for the parties In dispute to arrange a settlement,  but  falling that,  that the 'matter  be  submitted to a vote by the people ,in  that portion of the province being affected by such industrial disturbance,  each party to provide'scrutineers ivlth-  6'ut remuneration. ^Enclosed please find  an article clipped from our official pr-  an,   The  .Independent, '������ May; 2, , 1903.  and..; in which is'expressed  the views  held by Victoria L. P. union. '.".���'.'������?  ���������:������   "J. C. MAIPIDEITON; Secretary."  '    '���',���'��� ���<* ��� '_���'��������� ��� - -���:���.:  ���������.���:.. ���.',���": ���'-'. .".'���' ���.-  With such a decision there could be  the least possible; room for,;dlssatlsfaction," arid the employer, if meeting ar,  adverse, would .practically have public  endorsement to adjust ?his. business arrangements to, meet the requirements  of.the case.   ?.?'/ 7    ���'���-. ��� - :'-'  ./Nearly all members .of the union are  actively employed and the prospect for  a/busy summer is in evidence.  It Is proposed to raise the Initiation  fee to $2, commencing June 1, 1903.  Our Victoria Advertascrs,  ���"'.���'.'The iadvertlsing pages of The Inde/pendent will reveal to trades unionists  in Victoria? the tradesmen who are in practical touch with them, and they  will naturallly govern themselves accordingly In making purchases.   .  THE QUEEN'S HOTEL  J. M. HUGHES. PIKXPRIETCttt,  Corner of Johnson and Store Streets,  Centrally, located   and   all conveniences.   Terms tl per day and upwards.  Free Bus. Telephone.  117 GOVERNMENT STREET.  "Men's and Boy's Clothing, Boots and  ���Shoes/Union Store.   Union Clerks.  its'Lowest-priced   outfitters   In- the  City of Victoria.   Give us a call.  secretary of .the Miners' union at.Lady-  smlth, stating that there were SOOniin-  e'r's on strike" at .tliat?place and- asking'  the council's assistance., .The matter  was referred ..to? the various "unions.  The7 Victoria7? Builders' 'Association  has/sent- the;following- ?ultimatum : to  John? Hammond, secretary of the C!nr-  peh'ters'. .union: 7;' ���������.;.?yiy.yX-1  ? "In .."view.-' of the marked stagnation  in Vthe building business, wliich, in the  opinion, of the Builders' Association is  caused 7 ,lis".'repeatedly''. Increased demands for .higher wages, in all, branches  of the :building, trade, the:?-association  cannot; fa,\-orably consider the. present  demand bf."the Carpenters1', union for  $3.50 pei*;.clay.?7;?'',?/ ??/??;,. i.iAy'i'X xX-  /.."Th'e.iisspciation, however, in view of  the fact that the 'Builders'Exchange in  Vancciiver.? has jadppted: 40c. ? per ��� hoiir  as the inaxlniumw*ages,; our'association  are ��� prepared,. as a limit/?to.' their ?con-  .sideratipir?of 7tho'?qiiest1o?n';:.?tb^pay .-IOc.  also,7.instead of ?.7*A. cents per'hour, as  atVpresent'/which. will,/place-/.the -'-two  most/prominent Canadian .cities'?in?this  pi-ovinceon tin Mtiai? footing??/?.?:,???..  : 7;?"Iri regard/to? Saturday /afternoon',/- it  Is to be/ailo.wed off,:from��� the months  of '.April to September, .inclusive, and  any work done, upon ? Saturday. ;af ter-.  noons?dtiring theise months7 to be coh-  sldered "as ''overtime.',���. iJ'Xy  - "The'above .conclusion ; Is Vtip'b'n ��� the  conditions .that, these aiTangehients.are  to7coritlnue in; force fbiv.?at... least,?i.two  years,-.? and; that the union wllksR re-  yise:.its by-iaws,as to "preclude,'the?'ad-  niission,?? or .retention/'.among.its members -;.of'/contractors? and .foremen.7? The",  latter should certairily.be: in.a?'?position  to.7be?unbiased.''7 .'Also? that/.while? the  associatioiiiadopts the. maximum /wage  as above suggested, it,must be?under-/  stood?/'thiit���',.'wages; nitist'; be? regulated  according? to tlie ability '.'of the mechanic.?;/. ? V"/E.,iW? WHITTINGTON, 7,?;V  7 ?'/'/.???���';V7-'??V?'.?r .A.iy;"'//V'Seci-etary.'c. ?  A.��H6reth  V PLUMBER AND GASFITTER,  ?;102 Fort Street?     .,.,.   Victoria, B.: C.  Jobbing done. Estimates furnished;  ...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. '  IU6 did Curiosity Shop  Pierce O'Connor, Proprietor.  /    148 Yates Street, ^Victoria, B. a iy.  All 'kinds   of? furniture; bought and  sold.   Anything you desire and do not;  see please ask for It/      ; ' '      V  ��� !.!;'  -yi  X  ��� ! i'i  VII  Victoria Union Directory.  VICTORIA   LABORERS' PROTECTIVB  Union,  Federal-No. 2.���Meets first and  third Friday   in v. Labor   Hall,    room- 4.J  President,?:A.  Johonson;    vice-president,?  T. Cox;:secretnr>*, J. C. Mapleton; treas-/  ureri? J. Goldstraw;/ warden, A.  Harris;/;  conductor, < J;    McConnel;    delegates    to  Trades and Labor Council, A. Johonson,/  T.  Cox,  Lee O.  Charlton, .Wm. McKay  and,J. C. Mapleton.   .'���?������"..���"...'' ....:,'.-.'?;  .?' ���?".  ��� ?  ���  ���  -" ��� ���  '������ ���,  ' ���'���'  (LAIBOKERS^. UNION.? ;?  The regulnr meeting of the union was  held iiv Labor hall on Friday evening,  iMny 1st. The hall was crowded to its  limit to welcome sixteen new members  to the fold of,unionism. The union hns  lost 'by'death a worthy member In the  person of llr." J. Bates, who departed  this life on April 2(1,1903. Resolutions of  condolence were forwnrd ed. to the  widow of the deceased, and the union,  with Its characteristic energy, promptly  placed subscription lists in the field,  and up to date $12fi has been subscribed  to help the poor widow/and her family.  The lists ..wlll^ bo: kept open for 'some  time and a benefit entertainment.is being planned in '. her behalf.  -; Educational lectures are to be a feature at the meetings of the union In the  future?/1 The action, ot the,-Trades..and  Labor Council witli reference to conciliation,; bill.:\vas endorsed and the. secretary?? was requested to forward: a-com-,  munication to the provincial ��� secretary,  apprising him bf the action of the union  :? ?. TECHNICALV EDUCATION.'. ? ?;?7?  ;?The 'Trades"and Labor council held  its? semi-mprithiy,?'se'ssibn.?:Wednesday  eyening.'/./.President/:Boid_eri' was.in the  cfiair, and about 30 delegates were present.   - V?? .V-???./?/ 'yiliyyiiy y;   i,'J:y  The Legislative ��� committee reported  haviiig^wattedfMip���^  Vincial.'.Secretary- and conveyed ? i/o the  Hon.'"JIr. Me?Ennes: the suggestions /offered on the' conciliation act "by 'the  Trades a'nd,-'Lab'or council.. ���  A report of a committee/on incorporation was* received and adopted, and  tiie'.-council-will-seek incorporation under the Benevolent Society's act.  A deputation from a liihss. meeting  of carpenters (union;/and non-union)  Informed th ecouncil that a general  strike hnd been declared to takeeffect  Thursday morning. The action ;of the  carpenters wns endorsed. "  .: The committee on technical education  reported having secured much valuable Information on the subject from  Toronto, tlie United slates,?'iind from  the United Kingdom, through the Hon.  J.'H. Turner. The report went Into the  necessity--of, 'estnlilisliing a technical  school .In -Victoria,?, and recommended  the system now. so successfully .in use  in Toronto. The committee advised that  a.'meeting of educationalists, manufacturing mechanics; trade unionists, and  public bodies interested be called for  the. purpose7of discussing the matter.  The report was adopted. -,  V;D. J.; O'Donoghue? secretary of: the  Label?, committee ���?, of. the .Dominion  Trades! and Labor ��� congress,, Ottawa,  wrote.'forwarding'a copy of the bill be-  BASEMENT,VFLACK BLOCK, VANCOUVER;  ��� eceeeoo9��coeoeceeoo��ao��o o e���o���oe o���������������������������������  fbre? the,; Seriate/to ??legalize the?iinipri  label /under:;the 'Designs and?: Trades'  Harks act.. The '/council', decided to? petition the senate of Canada? to enact  the?leglsiation asked? for????Tlie/petition  will be?sent/'to? Senator Robert .Watson,  in":, charge/pi? .the bill.? ';' //?" / ?? '���?.' :.:'���  7 Tho Secretary of the hospital ?board  Wrote that .no work of importance was  done.by mernbersof ?the board." In'-the  discussion,"a7 different Opinlbh was expressed 'as /to /.the importance,-, of" the  work,? and the? secretary? was; instruc.t-  ed:to?!write the' board insisting tliat?'ail  hospital ?wqrk/be. submitted.to.tender,  and / hot/done? by ; members?? of:the  bbard.??:;?-?-;/;?'//??/'/.7 V-V ?"/"''''-' ���'���'!.;'���'. /"'';���"'���/  '���',?? Th'e^Hamilton 7 Trades '.Council 7 wrote  that?/it had taken the initiative steps  of establishing a; national fund for the  purposes? of- defending?:?? /trade /union  cases before the courts. /The/scheme  was; endorsed. ���?-'���,.���;��� 7 ���'-���'-,.-; ;;:??/,?. '"?' ' V?  .The^'Miisiciii'ns' union; desired ;that  trade unions in future . /employ only  unioii 7 musicians,? 'and ���: that /'union men  patronize public.entertainments, where  members I of the. Musicians',; Federation  were employed,; in. perference ? to non-  unionists.,//;?;. -7���.'"��� ���'���������-. J. -������?.'-?'.;.?'  The .council/theii' adjourned.    ..  ?-t���^���'���^UNION'i'BELIBFS.���������jA-^  , Sii'.-^There? are many , Individuals,  from "remittance, men; to millionaires,  airing their views? and expressing their  opinions, on the unions and union labor.  Some? of these experts know positively  that labor unions have not promoted  the worklngiuan's benefit, and that  workingmen would be better oft without the union. Such expert opinions on  labor?unions are not quite as sound.as  opinions on the value of coal, the quality of ping-pong bats, or the best way  to? get somebody else's money w-ithout  adequate returns. It would be waste  bf time replying'to opinions on labor  unions, but it mny bo well to let some  ot* the crtlcs know some of the things  thnt'union men believe in. Tliey may  perhaps Iind It useful some time--.to  know a little about the thoughts of the  working man who make up and should  own , this province. Union ��� men, , ot  whom there are a great many,, have  deiinite' ideas, on_ certain; things". .For  Instance,.?they believe that the man  who speculates In coal or any other  commodity, who: tries? to put ;up the  price of a necessity, or enriches himself  at the cost "of many others, ought to  be in jail and not living in luxury; They  believe that.the man- who ?: manages  great: Industries has, certain moral?re-.  sponsibilities? /They?believe that, such;a?;;../.  man,-cbntfollihg?great/industries/and ?/?  suddenly?/ closing them: tb. /satisfy*? a?-//  whim,. is? a? /fit subjects for- the::criminal ���:;./;  law. /Honest/inen, arid unioii men are���?';:?  included among the, honest:men, believe [iy  that any/gambler?:who;would;Hthrb/vv'':;7?/  hundreds of; men out of/work/and,.de-',?,.:?;  liberately; inflict/misery.upon hundreds :;*??/  of ,' families, and iri jury ;tb ��� the' /business /?,:;.  Interests of the'country, for tlie'sake of?/.?/  petty' spite br;?for.;the;/piirpPse?pf?rob-??;.;?/  birig: or helping' his' fellow-gairibiers, is ;.,??;  a disgrace, to'.his countiy.; .Uriibn,men???-.?  thiri'k .that/the; only/way?? to, get? fair.V?:'  ivages froni a. reckless .gambling, pirate :���':'���������  is to frighten /that,?? pirate; and,, force ?;/;:?  Iiim?:tb?pay the wages?' ??They,-,jbelleye���,��� Jy  that It,isV'riot safe?to rely.bn?prornises.'.;  or protestations. ;, They ...do. not ..believe'//;;  that/ there: is/very muchrhbnor, among;;,/.,  thieves of7the/specula,tlrigw'.p'rld.;;When?:;/;/  they deal? with? these ?thieves,?'men;?who.??/;  are/of. the class -that/gamble/In huriian.;/??  necessities,,- they .^believej.iri using '.the // ?"  force of combination, and??they7mean;/?'???  to use it. /Unionmeri believe, that they :���?;;  will render?a/great"s"er'vlce:t'o,'this-pro'-'?;'Ai  vince ��� because ��� their/ organizations,/coni-',''"?':  blned in?political action? will eventually?' V:,  insure honest.pay for;an honest;work- J:  lng-manr=ahdi=ia-verj-di*sagreeable-fate-?^=  for. a. dishonest gambleiv .Union /men-?'?  feelsiire that the individuals >vho. of ,  late, through the colurnns of tiie ?. press, ?? ?;?  have 'given - union men the benefit of /���/������;  their opinions, will be glad in return to ?  know what union men think of certain  matters thatiriterest them.������-. ���/;. 'AX.,  il" ii-'':' '-��� ;MAXINE.? :?;.;..  Victoria, B.?C.,'Mny S, 1903. --.';'?;';  RACING   DATES.  1 /Following.Kre tho dales set  liy   tlie  North Pacific Fair Association for"-"tbo /  borse races for 1903:        \ ?/  7 SI'lUXO MKETINllS.      ?  .'A'.'-.     A  'JJ  Vlctarlit.'n.c! ...............Mny M to a.t" /  Viincouvor, 11. C; ',' , .Mny 23 to 25 ??  Scnttlo, WiisIi...................Juiie 0 to July 4  Vnncouvcr, B. C. ...Tuly I to 2/  Grnnd Fork, 11?C... ?..,?...July 1 to 3  Spokane, Wash'. .....:....?;...July -l to/6 ?  Kvorctt, Wnsli.? ?)....?........July 2 to i'i  Wlintcora, \\'ash....;.:.......;,......July 2 to 4  'yyyyyyyA, [X'rAUi meetings.  ���:���''..J.  Seattle, Wnsli...;? .'..............Aug./l to 29  AVhi'tcom, Wash............;:Aug. SI to Sept. 6 "  Everett, Wash.. .-. .Sept. 7 to 127'���  Salem, Ore...................'...?'...Sept. 14to .19'/.':  Portland, Ore...���...;.......:.......Sept721 to?26?/  North Ynkiiiin, Wash...........Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 ?  Spokane, Wash.....;.............'...'.Oct, 5'to 18 .:  xn  ���m  ;:UI  m\  /���T/ilO  ���������'���'���vM  ���-���'.������tm  '���XM  Am  im  -XI  Km  ���'!��� >l  Boise, 'Idaho..'..'........   ..Oct. 12 to 17?:/     7 </7 -.,���':;  WallaWalla, Wash ....  .....;;.;..Oct. 19,to:24'7i: ���,'..  Letrlstori, Idaho.....:..  .....':. ..I'.Oct. 26 to SI"'./    ���"..,���'?���./  Tlic.Dallos, Oro..:...:.  ..../.Sept.-28 to Oct. 8 /;...-",.. '��� '.-i  La Grnndc, Ore.:...;...  .:.'.:::.'.;.'.Oct.'-6 to IO.:7'/:   '.'���...-.''������,���  New Westminster, B. C.  ..;.. ;.Sept; 29 to Oct. IXyx A A Xi;  Vancouver,-!!. C.....;..���.  ..Sept..7andOct. S to SiSV;/; 7:7/^77;!  Victoria, B.C....*.;;....'  .j"..'.. Oct. 6.to 10 '..'.v.:,/'-/-'-.;���-'j THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY MAY 9, 1003'  ARE YOl GOING FISHING?  RODS, HEELS, LINES, CASTS,  FLIES, BROGUES, TRACES, MINNOWS, SPOONS, BASKETS AND  FLY BOOKS.  We can supply any fishing gear  required, and will bo glad to have  your business.  CHARLES. E. T8SDALL,  52? Hastings Street.  SAOIAH.  A Quill Pen.  Prom a Sea-Uull's   Wing.  Thou wast not born amid earth's stain  and soil,  And dreary din, and noise of jangled  mirth;  Thou hast lived far rrom all our tears  und toil;  �� bring us buck, the blessing of thy  birth!  i>  Speak but a little of thnt otlier life  Which knew  thee once,  wild  ns   the  wind and brine;  Bet free our spirits, straitened in their  Mritfc.  To sweep those old unwearying ways  of thine.  Bring back the glorious freedom of th*  Hlght.  Skimming the crest of purple waves  afar,  lnthat illimitable Uood of light  Which knows  no stain of toil, no fettering bat.  iGlve us to know tlie glory and the wonder,  Born of the Hying rack, the gleaming  foam,  IWhere mighty billows rear their heads  and thunder  Against   the   wild   black  rocks    which  were thy home.  Our hands are tired, our eyes are dim  of seeing.  Our ears are dull with noise of mirth  and moan,  O give us back the beauty of that being,  ' Unwearied  and  unsolled,  whlcli  was  thine own!  ���bue Vernon.  ���M. ICvarts und congratulated him upon  his length of years, ln his reply, the  aged lawyer said It brouglit to mind nn  old lady In New England who had occasion to write to a friend about sonic  matter of trilling importance, and when  she had reached the end of the thirteenth page awakened to the fact that  she had been rather diffuse, nnd added: "Please excuse my longevity."���  Argonaut.  After all there is a logic in the contention that candy is a food. '-Meat is  a food, and what are candies but sweet  meats?���Ex.  A member ol" the tourist association  aays that the city council should pro  lllbit automobiles being run on the  Streets. Tourists dread autos, he says,  and would come here in droves if it  were known that Vancouver was a city  Without these deadly machines,  P. S.���Yes, the editor of The Independent is clever and handsome. He  jnay soon offer his photo as a premium  to all ipaid-up subscribers. He only  runs "the rag" for his health, and per-  baps In lieu of cash therefor he will accept any old thing from subscribers  not having the necessary change con  venlent.  |f' ' John Leaves His Card.  ��� !A' chinlc vendor of vegetables has  been pushing trade of late in the west  end of this city. And of course often  calls at iplaces where the people are  away. He has noticed lady "callers"  In such cases leave their cards either  tinder the door or in the drop box. The  progressive Chinaman took the hint  and (had cards printed. They read:  "Please stay home to-morrow. You  buy vegetables."  Mark Twain and the Lord.  General Horace Porter, the American  Minister to France, says that when he  -fieparted^for-his-post five-years_ago,  Us parting words to Mark Twain, as  he was about to board the steamer for  the other side,  were:  "Mark, may the (Lord be with you."  "Yes,"  the humorist replied, with a  slight cough, "and I hope He may occasionally iflnd a leisure moment to pay  gome attention to you also."���Argonaut.  .Hoar to JSvarts.  On one of his later birthday anniversaries, 'Senator Hoar wrote to Wllllnm  9������@��������������������8������������  Tbe Salt  | of Life  is bueinesa. We want moro of  it. We'll set it if an out ami out  bargain will fetch it.  now Is This  A two-quart  Hot Water Bottle  or  Fountain Syringe  75c.  be McDowell, Atkins,  Watson Co., Ltd. Liability |  UP'TO-OATE DRIGCISTS. ��  Knew  George  Washington.  .Mark Twain says tlmt some years  ago. when in the South, he mot un old  colored man who claimed to have  known   George  Washington.  "1 asked him," relates the humorist,  "If lie was in the boat when George  Washington crossed lhe Delaware, and  lie instantly replied:  " 'Lor',  massa. I steered dat  boat.'  " 'Well,' snid 1. "do you remember  when George took the hack at the  cherry  tree?'  "He looked worried for a minute, and  then, with a beaming .smile, said:  ������ 'Why. suah, massa, 1 dun drove dat  hack mahself."  !A LABOR POEM BY CHARLES  DICKENS.  The announcement of tlio forthcoming  appearance of a volume of poems by  Charles Dickens recalls to the London  ?Daily News that Dickens once published  a labor poem in itH column, tt appeared  Feb. 14, livid, und is reproduced here.  Oh, tiotl who by tlij" Prophet's hand  IMUbt ninile the rocky, bmkc,  Whence water canto'm riiy command,  Tliy'people's thirst lo slnke;      ;,  Strike now upon this sranite wall,  Stern, obdurate, and hiftii 1'  Ami ll'l some drops ul pity hill  Tor us ��Iio starve nud die 1 ���  The tlml ��lio tuok a little child,  Ami set lilm In tlie miili-t.  Ami promised lnm Ills mercy mild,  As by Thou Son, Thou illilst;  I.ouk down upon our children dear,  yo Kniiut, su fold, su spare,  Anil let tlieir ininKCs nppcnr,  Whore Lords niid Gentry nrel  (Hi tiod teach tliem to leel how we,  When our pour iufnntu ilroup,  Are weakened in our Irust in The,  Ami now our spirits stoop;  For, in Tliy rest, so bright and lair,  All tears nud sorrows sleep;  And tlielr yount; looks so full of care,  Woulil make Thine angels weep!  Tlie Uoil, who with lils linger drew  The Judgment coming on,  W'rile for these men, what must ensue,  Kre many years be gone I  till God, wlyjyj bow is in llie sky,  Let tlieni nol brave and dare,  "    Until ihey look (loo late) on high.  And see an nrrov tlieie!  (Hi God remind tliem, in the bread  They break upon llie knee,  These saereil wurils may yel be r^ad,  ���'In memory of Me!"  Oh (.'oil remind thein ot His sweet  Compassion fur the poor,  And how lie gave Iliem Hrciul to eat,  And went from door to door.  The Peculiarities of Gieat Men.  .London Punch has surprised the  world b.v printing a few jokes thai  are considered fair lo middling. Following are a few of Its samples:  The Iron Duke (and it may be remarked in passing that Lord Roberts  of our own day has a similar aversion)  would grow quite uneasy if shut up in  the same room with a, mad dog.  Dr. Abcrnethy, a man proverbially intolerant of mere fads and crotchets,  had yet a strong personal objection to  sleeping In damp sheets.  Schiller would never, if he could avoid  it, write with a broken nib.  Carlyle never liked being alluded to  as a "blithering idiot."     -     "  Keats would go out of his way to  avoid a lunatic with a knife.  Faraday, the great chemist, disliked  the sensation of nitric acid on his  hands.  Macready had a great disrelish for  either the flavor or iperfume of bad  eggs.  Mendelssohn did not like the sound  of a ifinger-nail being drawn across a  slate. A thumb-nail caused him similar disquiet.  Disraeli would walk about or stand  rather than sit upon a freshly-painted  bench.  Dr. Johnson hated to 'have anyone  run and butt him in the waistcoat.  Sir Walter Raleigh had a. marked objection to prison life; and Lord Burleigh, his great contemporary, never  lilted to slip oft a curbstone with his  tongue between his teeth.  OLD AGE IS A BIN UNPARDONABLE.  Ye wants a job, ye dew,  And you're only sixty-tew?  Thanks,  we've  all  the  rheumatics  as  we're needin' without you.  This ain't no old    man's    home,  this  factory is not;  We   take on    men   that's    young  nnr  smart an' strong an' "on the spot,"  And  that Is what ye ain't, my friend,  not by a tidy lot.  It ain't no use ter pray;  You're noi worth the pay,  That's the young men close behind yc,  and you're blockln' up the way.  And where are ye to go?  How the devil shud I know?  Thnr's no one cryln" fur yer when yer  sixty-ten* or so.  Yer  hns    a  llrst-class    cherlctcr;  yer  don't go on the booze;  Yer'vc  got a   bit of strength still  left  as you'd be glnd ter youse.  Hut every whar you're told  You're  steady, iyniirt,  clean  bowled,  Sure, the sin that's past forglvln' Is the  sin of belli' old.  Well, thar's nutliln' as yer'll get;  Charitable schemes Is oft", yer bet.  Tlinr  mny  be   that good   time comln',  but It ain't u-comin' yet.  Likewise we hase'nt got no thousands  Income every year,  And  one    thing Is   too    dllllcult,    and  t'other thing too dear.  Old age has took your trick,  So jest you march off quick;  Thar's the poorhouse an' the cemetery  ���you've only got to pick.  ���'Lue Vernon in Union Record.  Telephone 1���2���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace Livery  Stables.  If you appreciate a good smoke call at  CALLAGHAN'S. . .  TOBACCO STORE  662  Granville  St.,  Vancouver  And secure a first-class UNION SIADli  CIGAR.  Note the number: 662 Granville Street  Phone 1046.  THE  KING   STUDIO  301 Hastings St. (Next Arcade.)  We are not "cheap." Our work is  first-class and will please you. Cabinet Photos $4.00 dozen. Careful posing,  lighting and 'finishing.  LE PETIT  FAMILY THEATRE  This  Theatre  Is strlcty    a    UNION  HOUSE,  Employing UNION ACTORS,  Thus    securing    the    VERY    BEST  TALENT.  PRICE 10 CtNTS.  ���We are selling  Boots and Shoes at  Hard Time Prices.  Every pair reduced.  Ladies' First-Class  Kid and) Boxed Calf  in Buttoned and  Laoed.  We guarantee our   shoes.   Must   be  sold to make rroom for our new stock.  GEO. E. JAMES,  13 Hastings Street E.       Vancouver.  CLARENCE   HOTEL.  (Under new management.)  JAS. W. MASSEY, Proprietor.  Corner  Pender   and   Seymour Sts.  One block from Post Office.   First-class  dining room and bar; white help only.  Best English ales and porter in town.  Rates, $1.00 per day.  CIGARETTES  Wc, tlie undersigned, handle the  only UNION MADK CIGARETTES  made in Cannda.BKARNAC, V. C.  undT.ifcB.  H. G. MOORE.  G. W. WEEKS.  S.  HARCUS.  C. FORSBUKG.  CHAS. PEOK.  D. IP DONALD.  It.   L.   RICE.  W. A. CALLAGHAN.  W.J. McMillan & Co.  Wholesale Agents tor B. C,  Corner Alexander SI. find Coltimbiii Ave.  Vnncouvcr, B. C.  P. O. BOX, 256. PHONE, 179.  Vancouver Union Directory.  THE VANCOUVER TRADES AND  Labor Council meets first and third  Thursday in each month, at 7.30 p.m.  President, XV. 3. Lamrick; vice-president,  Geo. Dobbin; secretary, F. J. Russell; financial secretary, J. L. Lllley; treasurer,  A. N. Harrington; sergeant-at-arms, J. C,  Kerr; statistician, J. H. Perkins; trus'  tees, Messrs. Pound, Cross and Thompson; executive committee, Messrs. George  and Gothard.  JOURNEYMEN BAKBRS' AN1D CON  FBCTIONERS" International Union of  America. Local No. AS, Vancouver B.  C, meets first and third Thursday in  each month. President, T. A. Baxter;  vice-president, 3. Walker; treasurer, J.  Green; secretary, M.MacLean, 2160 Westminster Avenue.  SHIRT WAIST AND LAUNDRY  WORKERS' UNION, No. 106,-Meets  every Snd and <th Thursday ln each  month In Union Hall. President, R. N.  Hogg; corresponding ��� secretary, Wallace  Sharp. 1119 Richards St.; financial secretary, Mr. Lee; treasurer, F. Young; delegates to Trades and Labor Council.  Messrs. Hargie, Coltart, Lee and Hog;  WAITERS AND WAITRESSES' UNION  Local No. 28. President, Charles Over:  vice-president, A. N. lleri'Iii(;ton; seer*  tary-treasurer, J. H. Perkins; recording  secretary, Jliss A. Scuitto; Press agent.  W, Ellender. Sleeting every second Fri*  day evening at 8,HO o'clock in Unioii  Hull, corner Homer and Dunsmuir street?  JOURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION OF  America No. 178. ��� Meets lst and 3rd  Mondays In room No. 1, Union Hall. Pre  sldent, C. L. Whalen; vice-president, J.  T. Mortimer; recording secrotary, F,  Williams, ISH 7th avenue, west; secretary-treasurer, J. Savage; sergeant-at-arms,  H. Brazeau; delegates to Trades & Labor Council, F. Williams and J. T. Mortimer.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No. US, 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. Deighton; 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.;  vlcenpresldent, J. Crow, secretary, J. C,  Penser, c|o Mainland Cigar Faotory;  treasurer, S. W. Johnson; sergcant-.it-  arms, D. Morrlsey; delegates to Trades  and Labor Council, J. Crow, G. Thomas  and O. Mattlson.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNATIONAL Union, No. 120���President, E. Harpur; vice-president, J. Gil-  man; corresponding-tlnanclal secretary,  J. A. Stewart, 44:1 Hastings St. E.; recorder, W. L. Aylesworth; treasurer,  G. Bower;,guide, W. Bushman; guard-  Ian, O. E. "Jacques; delegates to T. & L,  Council, E. Harpur and J. A. Dlbden.  Meets flr3t and third Wednesdays of  each month In Union Hall.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OP CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets every  second and fourth Wednesday tn Union  ball, room 2. President, Ai E. Coflln;  vice-president, L. C. DeWolf; recording  secretary, Geo. Dobbin, 633 Hamilton  St.; financial secretary, J. McLeod;  treasurer, G. Adams; conductor, H.  H��wes; warden, J. P. Gray; delegates  to T. & L. Council, Geo. Dobbin, Geo,  Adams, A. E. Coflln, L. C. DeWolf and  S. O'Brien; delegates to the Building  Trades Council, H. Howes and 3. McLeod.  TEAM DRIVERS' INTERNATIONAL  UNION, No. 409-Meets lst and 3rd  Wednesday in each month ln Union Halt  President, J. C. Kerr; vice-president, 8,  Cawker; sec.-treas., D. Mclver; rec. seo.,  E. Bridge; correspondent, F. Topham  warden, A. E. Soaper; conductor, J. Little; trustees, C.B. Hlgrglnson, R. Haywood and A. Robinson; delegates to T. *  L Council; J. J. Harrison, A.- E. Soapar,  Geo. Dunlop, J. C. Kerr and C. B. His-  ginson.  BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS AND  DECORATORS, Local Union No. 183,  Meeto Snd and itti Thursday In Labor  Hall. President, B. Holland; vice-president, W. 'Halliday; recording secretary,  B. Crush, 787 Eighth avenue, west; financial secretary, A. Oothard, 8S8 Howe  street; treasurer, H. MeSorley.  INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF BLACK-  SMITHS, Vancouver Union, No. 1H.-  Meets the first and third Monday ln each  month at 8 p. xn., in Union hall, Homier  street.? President, A. A. Bigtr, 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. .Xii  BUILDERS' LABORERS' FEDERAL  UNION, No. 32, Vancouver.���Meets every other Tuesday evening, at 8 o'clock,  ln the large room, Union Hall. President,  J. Sully; vice-president, W. Lyons; secre-  tary,'?H.:Sellers,_Western Hotel; treasurer,  J. Cosgrove; warden, H. Chapman; conductor, J.-Gunderson; delegates to Trades  & Labor Council, J. Sully, G. Payne, J.  Cosgrove and H. Sellers; delegates te  Building Trades Council, J. Sully and J.  CosErove.  VANCOUVER TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION, NO. W, meets the-4th Monday ln  each month at Union Hull. President,  W. J. MacKay; vice-president, S. J. Gothard; secretary, W. H. Hunt, P. O. Box 68;  trensurer, John Watkins; sergonnt-iit-  arms, James Webster; executive committee, Ralph Wilson, A. W. Flnbow, N.  Cleland and P. Kollas; delegates to  Trades and Labor Council, Robert Todd,  George Bartley,  Geo. Wilby.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION.-  Mcets second and fourth Wednesday  of each month In Sutherland Hall, corner Westminster Avenue nnd Hustings  Street, at 8 p.m. President, Jamea McGulgun; vice-president, A; G. Elliott;  secretary, A. G. Perry, 33 Seventh Avenue;  treasurer, W. H. Vanderwarker; conductor, H. Howes; warden, G. Martin; sentinel, D. Smith; delegates to Trades and  Labor Council, B. Marshall, F. C. O'Brien,  Geo. Lenfesty, A. J. Wilson and James  McGuigan.   ���.''���'  INTERNATIONAL HROTKHKBOOD OF  Electrical Workers. Vancouver Local,  No. as���Meets second and fourth Wednesday ln each month hi CBrlen's Hall President, A. McDonald; vice-president, J.  Dubberley; recording secretary, 6. W.  Huston; financial secretary, H. V. Raskin. .iifoifcauM  THE KHTAIX. CLHRKS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets In Offirlen's Hall, the first and  third Tuesdays of each month. J. A.  Murray, president; W. J. Lamrick, secretary, 218 Princess street.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OP  Machinists, Beaver ?LodBe, No. 1S2.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesdays in  each month In tho Lesser O'Brien Hall.  President, Geo. P. Downey; past president, J. R. Edwards; vice-president, H. J.  Littler: recording- secretary, J. II. McVety; tlnanclal secretary, J. Anderson.  I Don't be Careless  % Don't start your wheel on   the   new  season's   work  without  a.  i      thorough overhauling.   It will add much to your comfort and security and will cost you but little.   We have a thoroughly up-to-date   ij  bicycle repair department.  Wm. RALPH, 126 Hastings St.  Stoves, Ranges and Kitchen Furniture.  *  rs  ��  les  SPECIAL    ALL - STEEL  WIRE ROPE SNATOH BLOCK.  ALLAN WHYTE & CO.'S SPECIAL WIRE CORE LOGGING WIRE.-  PLOUGH and CRUCIBLE STEEL WIRE ROPE lii all sl7.es and grades.  All kinds of loggers' toots and supplies, Camp Utensils, Etc.  McLennan,  Mfcfecly ���� Co.  Phone 44.  122 Cordova Street., Vancouver, B.C.  Phone 1003.  I Jcist as Easy f o Kee|>      |  ����� Star " Enamels,  "Star" Bathtub Enamel,  "Gi' Varnish Stains,  " G " Stovepipe Enamel,  "G" Aluminum Enamel,  " G " Furniture Polish,  Ask for Alabastine the best  Wall Coating.  chairs, tables and woodwork about the house looking bright and new if you  use the right kind of Varnish Stain.  Stains and Varnishes  with one application.  Anyone can apply it.  |  Vancouver Hardware Co., |  I '' 339 Hastings Street. ,      |  ��������<s>��8����^^  ���������CASCAD!  "The Beer Without a Peer."  .���������  Brewed right here ln Vancouver by men of years and years experience and in a brewery whose plant Is the most perfect known to  the art of brewing. Is lt any wonder that lt has taken a place in  the hearts of the people which no other beer can supplant?  $1.00 Dozen Pints  $2.00   "     Quarts  Brewed by  Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.  Vancouver, B. C.  and for sale at all first-class Saloons, Uquor Stores and Hotels. >  -You-ean gct-them here.���Our-stook-of-illM'S.HATS.lB-worth.seelne-  | worth looking through carefully.  We have your size, your style and nt a price th&t will suit you.  92.501. 93. $:t 50  JOHNSTON, KERf GOT & C��.  104 and 106 Cordova Street.  Trunk Store 127 Hastings St., ��lib. Wm. Ralph's.  If there is  Ariy^Pleasure  in House-  cleaning  ���It Is Iii laying away woolens  and blankets that have been laundered by the Pioneer Laundry.  Or? In putting up curtains    that,  have been through'our Hands.  We certainly dp two things well  ���launder woolens iind curtains.  PIONEER  Steam Laundry  810-01* Rlchu-d* Btraet. Tel. M6  Branch ofiM la Areadt  t��l me.  iMverttea ta Tbe Independent.  324 Carrall Street  Tliree doors from Hastings Street. C  Telephone 1388.  Choice lines of Confectionery,  Frults,-  Soft Drinks and Ice Cream.  Refreshment Parlor���Tea, Coffee, Light',  Lunches.  PIPUDS, TOBACCOS, CIGARS. -  Prompt service.  Open   till   midnight.    .  GEO. C. HAMILTON.  -'Atsicyst-rm  !?w^irttfy*w��w*<*"

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