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 \..w***!r'  *$**  'iMfc  THE  ROYAL BANK  OF  CANADA  ,;. SAVINGS   BANK .. 94J  iKGUMM-'Banklnc'liuslnoii    id         nmaunotedL  WROXS���Hastings Street,  W.,  StabolaaUr Umane, Vancouver.  I!. 1'. PERMANENT LOAN KB  IS CO.  Authorized Capital - ��10,0C0,000  Subscribed Capital -  -  l,5f0,000  Aitebs Over  ....     800,000  Head Olllce, 321 Cambie Street,  Vancouver, B. C.  FOURTH YEAR.  VANCOUVER, B. CM SATURDAY,   JULY 4,   1903.  WHOLEJNO. 171.  The  Labor   Bureau.  Manufacturer's Association is Making a Systematic Attempt  to Flood Canadian Labor Market.  Itecent developments In regard lo tbo  lubar bureau which Is being inutntalned  ��� ���in. London, rlnghind, by' the Dominion  BQvernincnt prove conclusively that the  immigration policy of Canada Is being  directed in a spirit of...indifference,'If  not open hostility, lo Canadian labor.  The Morning Lender, London, Eng.,  iif, the 12th of June, contains the following advertisement:  "Immediate employment In Canada  lor'10 paper box makers, 10 paper bag  ���.Junkers (girls); also 25 or each class:  ���woodworkers, trimmers, blacksmiths,  painters, for'carriage "factory; fare ,-CG  l'JS. 7d.; no fees. Canadian Labor Bureau. 13 Charlng-eross, London, S. \V."  In the Plymouth papers of a few days  lirevlbus the following appears at the  head of the classified ads:  "Immediate employment in Canada  guaranteed.' All: kinds of competent  lnbor, Including? moulders, bpllennnk-  ers, machinists, carpenters, agriculturists, farm pupils ;also : domestic servants. No tees. Canadian Labor Bureau, 13 Charing Cross, London."  Other papers , In other, parts of England arc running, similar advertlse-  Jiieuls. This Canadian labor bureau, in  which "no fees!' are charged, is located  within a few steps of the Canadian immigration oflice, and each work hand  Ju'hand. "Numerous Instances of the  ���objects and* system have come to the  attention of Canadian labor people  -within the last few ���months, lis for In  stance the case of tne Kingston locomo  can sec thut in the case of the lumber  industry, wliere logs already cut arc  lying In lhe Water without a market  and a general lie-up Is belug talked or.  Unless the next crop In the territories  Is an unusually large one, iis It was  last year, business must settle down  again within a very few, months: to  the old groove, lu which case the thousands of British mechanics whom Mr.  Preston ? Is Inviting" to, Canada would  Inevitably iflnd themselves out of employment and wages , naturally would  fall;to the minimum.  There Is another phase of this case,  however, that deserves careful attention. The Charing Cross labor bureau  Is undoubtedly under the control ofthe  manufacturers' association. The developments so I'nr leave no room for  doubting that this organization, with  the help and connivance of Clifford Sifton, Is using the Charing Cross labor  bureau and the emigration department  to systematically,Hood the labor' market and? beat down wages. The labor  bureau, which finds jobs , for men In  Canada "without fees," Is by no means  a philanthropic Institution. It could  not furnish the jobs unless working in  cohoots with the manufacturers' asso-  cialtion. "No fees" simply means that  this employment agency of the assoela-  tlon Is being conducted at the country's expense.  Unless   the   teverul   labor   councils  throughout the Dominion'? are- immedl-  '-jately up and doing, Incalculable? diim  mltted by any ono or more of such persons, or any unlawful threat Is used  by one or mora' of them, the said assemblage of persons shall be deemed to  have been an unlawful assembly from  thc beginning; nnd each person forming  part thereof when such unlawful act or  threat used, shall be deemed to have  been, from the beginning, a member of  an unlawful assembly, and shall be  punishable accordingly (unless punishable us a rioter ns hereinafter mentioned) even although such person has  not participated In such unlawful act  or threat, unless the 'accused shows to  the satisfaction of the court or judge,  that he formed part of the assembly  only casually, without having any common purpose with the other members  thereof and that he did not commit or  countenance any such unlawful act or  threat."  2. Paragraph (b) of section ��� r>23 of  thb criminal code, 1892, is repealed and  the following substituted therefor:  "(b) Intimidates such?other person,  or his wife or children, by threats of  iislng violence to him, her or any of  thein, or, of Injuring his, her or their  property, or by the use of insulting  or opprobrious language addressed to  him, her or any of them; or"  linn-own o.\ mm.  HON LIBEL ACT  ASSASSINATED.  live works, where the men working on age may be done.   Tlie manufacturers  ii government contructvmaklng locomo  ���lives for'the.Intercolonial, weie out on  ..strike, and the labor bureau of 13-Char-  ing Cross, London', S.' W.,' supplied  scabs .to. take the strlkeis' places in  Kingston, Ontario.- Then the govern-  auent locked up several of the strikers  lor picketing and trying to get the imported mechanics to quit work.  Actlng.on this, the Winnipeg Trades  amlLabor council sent a very rational  ami reasonable letter- to British papers,  ���pointing out that while the labor bureau might temporarily find employment 7for a few thousand mechanics  there was absolutely no occasion for  a rush of unemployed to Canada; that,  iu fad, such a rush must end dlsas-  7 trobsly for.'the British?Immigrants as  well'as:the Canadians.  . This letter received fair treatment  from the British press und attracted  the attention desired.? Recognizing that  the action of his department Was due  ���������to s. raised hornets' nest, Clifford Sif-  ��� .ton, who was then travelling in : England, instructed W. T. Tl. Preston to  Jijnlt his attention to the' encouragement of agricultural Immigration, leaving the mechanics to act for themselves. ,. Slfton gave these Instructions  with something of a flourish���In fact it  loukad like, a grand-stand play-but evidently Preston hud other instructions  liy" wireless telegraphy to go" right  straight, along, as he has since answered the Winnipeg Trades ; and Labor  t-c-iincU's letter? iind Inserted the abbVe  advertisements In the papers mentioned. . .   In his answer to the Winnipeg Trades  Jt Lubor council, ���Preston��� makes some  ���very rank statements. Ileduied to  jiluln language, he practically says  Hint the members of the labor council  whu subscribed their names to ithe let-  tor were paupers before ; they struck  Winnipeg and that they, are liars now.  He says that their warning Is totally  without foundation; that tliere Is room  for all the mechanics who want to go  to Canada at boom wages; that lie  could find Immediate employment for  ���2U.0OO skilled mechanic*, nnd that building operations all over the Dominion  are practically tied up because laborers ennnot be found to do .the work.  This Is a very serious state or affairs,  and one that calls for Immediate action  on ilie part nf trades and labor councils throughout Canada, east and west.  No one disputes that at the present  moment labor In most branches iu this  Dominion is fairly prosperous: wages  arc better than theft ..havo' been and  employment Is more certain. But there  is absolutely no Justification for the InimiKratlon department's uiillinciy efforts to Hood the liihor market from  < I rcat Britain. The present'conditions  ���niiiMt be recognized as purely temporally, such as will pass:within  a few  association-has no right to exproprlat  the r. achlhery of the government to  cudgel the Canadian.,' working man,  iind?, Canadian unionists; cannot afford  to permit thc affair to go farther without protest. -Every'labor"council In the  Dominion, and every trades union  should-make the most violent protest,  by.resolution and otherwise, against  this iniquity. ijHr, Slfton and the goy-  ] eminent to which he belongs may have  the brazen audacity to turn,down such  representations, but at least the labor  unionists can force him Into a position  where lt ls necessary for him to do so.  After that the deluge.  SENAFE BILL "H."  What   the    Barnacles   of 7 the   Upper  . House Would'Make Law.   ���  The exact wording of senate bill "H,"  which Is now attracting so much attention Is as follows:  ��� VI.   Everyone Is guilty of an in- ���  ��� dlctabie offence and liable to two ?���  ��� years' Imprisonment who, not be- ���  ��� ing a British subject,, or .who, be- o  ��� ing a T'.'.-ltlsh subject and not hav-'���  ��� lng .ljct'ii   continuously   domiciled ���  ��� iind resident in.Canada during one ���  ��� year; next before the commission of ���  the act complained of, does in Can-*  ��� ada counsel, Incite, urge or induce ���  ��� any STRIKE or uny LOCKOUT, ���  ��� or the continuance of any strike ���  ��� or any lockout. ���  "2. "This section shall not apply ���  to any person who, being a duly ���  s-accredlted-olllcer-ot-any-lnterna���e  ��� tional'7 organization,    comes   Into ���  ��� Canada to bring about a settle- ���  ��� ment of any strike or lockout. ���  ��� "3.   Inany proceeding under this ���  ��� section the burden of proof as to ���  ��� nationality, domicile and residence ���  ��� shall'be upon the person accused."- ���  making machinery, and do not have to  bother about consulting the -wishes of  the common people. Senator Bclquo is  the author:  "1. Section TO of the criminal code,  1S92, is amended .by adding the following subsection afier subsection 3 thereof:  "4. If at any time when a strike is  in progress, threo persons or more assemble for any purpose, and if, while  thev aro so assembled, any unlawful  .months.* Right here iu Vancouver we act of violence or Intimidation Is corn-  Once  more  the senate" has    turned  down the Union Label.nct.   When this  bill came up first, three years ago, D.  J. O'Donoghue, we'll known to labor men   Promised   to   do,  throughout the Dominion, was one of  han(Js <-��-vn. but otherwise It may be  the committee who intrduced it "to the  1��"S tedious fight.   Steveston is full of  Register! Register!! Register!!'.  The tories buncoed the people of  11 Great Britain Into voting for them! at  Wej.will I the*last general elections by declaring  that': the South African War was over.  Now the debt is pressing? heavily and  the Jingoes are trying to foist protection on' the British? people under the  guise of imperialism, but really to pantile cost of the war. The old flag, as a  fetich in pol itlcs,' never wears out.  Lilt:   i.uiiiiuii.i.i.1.   miu   i.i..uu..,-u   ...   w   ...-  senate.,   One venerable Idiot of ~Can-  fishermen ready to go to work when  ada/s fifth-wheel statesmen said unto  scale of prices is settled upon.   No fis  Mr. O'Donoghue: "Why, you don't ex- al'e running yet.  pect this body to pass such a bill as  thatv   The senate could never think of  legalizing the,union label."   "Certainly  riot," said .'Mr.'.:.O'Donoghue. - "I don  thlnjc. the senate ever will.  liave tb abolish the senate.   Then Ia  bor will get a falrdeal."  Time has proven that Mr. O'Dono-  ghue's words were prophetic. The senate is no nearer passing the Union Label 7 act. this session than It ever.wus.  After every effort that experience and  diplomacy could:suggest had been exercised: by its friends to get the bill  even before? a committee, so that the  labor? lobby could show cause for. ask-  lhg Its enactment Into law, it was not  allowed a second reading or reference  to a committee. It" sot the six months'  hoist on the 23rd of June, only three  senators, speaking In favor of giving: lt  committee treatment.  Thls?is about" the kind of a. deal that  labor Is getting from the senate day  after.day. -The fossilized fools?who Infest the senate chamber and retain a  strangle hold on reform will clamp the  rough-lock on labor legislation every  time. : They, are responsible to no one  except themselves. They do not fear  the electorate., The. ballot does not affect thein. .They are untrammelled arid  irresponsible; free to wreak their tyrannical displeasure on the workingman  whenever lie comes looking, for fair  treatment. As O'Donoghue said, "we  will have to abolish the senate."  Robert Todd, the typographical artist  who-' produces beautiful printed things  in the shop of Clarke &? Stuart, which  is on Hastings street west, was the  designer of. the souevnlr programme of  the Dominion day celebration; and, to  use a common expression, it was a  peach, being the best of its kind over  turned out on a similar occasion In this  city.    .  LAUMY WORKERS AND  PLUMBERS.  Last week the probabilities were for  stormy weather In labor's field. Thi?  week It Is all calm and sunshine. Thc  Iaundrywdrkers, who left their case to  arbitration, have made a very satisfactory settlement.   They get a '.'nine-hour  time, and u contract for one year.; The  nine-hour day Is a guln and the wage  Water street   merchant,   and Francis  ANOTHER KICK..  Here Is 'another bill Hint has Just been  introduced Into the senate, the Idea of scale Is an advance all along the line  wlilch Is to make criminals of Cana  dlan 'workmen  If  they  don't stay  nt|v  their Jobs.   It In a beautiful example ol  the dreams that lloat through tho mind  of largo employers who have been gathered together as a branch of tho law- Williams,  representing the strikers  In the plumbers' trouble, the plumbers have temporarily withdrawn from  the Building Trades council. As there  was no'question'nbout wages, hours,  recognition,' or any question touching  the International plumbers' union,; the  men go hack on exactly the same terms,  except that the card system will not be  recognized so far as the plumbers are  concerned.  The fnetoiyworkers' strike took a new  turn yesterday morning, when the mill  owners themselves went on strike by  refusing to supply lumber to local builders until the factory workers return to  work. What the outcome ot this new  move will be lt Is hard to foretell, hut  the object of It is apparent. Unless lumber can be obtained from the outside,  building operations in Vancouver will  bo completely tied up. It is the hope  ot the mill owners that this tie up, by  throwing carpenters and other branches  of the building trades out of work, will  Impel these unions to force a settlement  of the factory strike. Yesterday the  mill owners refused to supply any builders, but it Is rumored that the contractors who are on the unfair list will  be kept supplied, while thoso recognizing the card system will be shut off."  The evident Intention of the mill own-  lers Is to force a fight with union labor  all along the line. Owing to the fact  that there has been a quietness in the  lumber trade recently, It would not be  surprising to see. them make this the  occasion for a generalshut down until  the market is clear, thereby serving  themselves a double purpose.  FISHERMEN'S STRIKE.  Promptly, iis promised, the fishermen  of the Fraser went on strike on Dominion day. All nets were drawn and a  patrol picket put In operation. If the  Japs.stand by the union, as they have  the   men will  rades Council  ���  Election Committee Reported That Political Action Should Be  Taken- -Convent ion on Monday.  President XV. 3. Lamrick presided over  a small attendance ot delegates at  Thursday night's meeting of the  Trades and Labor council. A. T. "Wilson ucted as secretary pro' tem.   The  'action.? Referred to election committee.  Barbers' local union, No. 120���Stating  that that body had decided lo take no  action regarding the proposed defence  fund scheme.   Filed.  ,    Mortgage  committee   reported  prog-  itttractlons of the Dominion day cele-  ress.  bratlon seems to have been too much Regarding the municipal committee,  ior the delegates. However, things Jn a menH"-' reported that there was no  labor circles will resume their normal necd ot a written re',0I't' beCttUSe the  condition by next meeting, when the Proceedings of the city council were re-  "* ported correctly in the city papers.  The election committee reported, con-  elecPon of oillcers will take place,  CREDENTIALS.  Amalgamated  Society of Carpenters  and Joiners���F.  Whiteside,  C.  T.  HU-!  ton, G, Gillies and A. Hancock.  Retail Clerks, Local No. 279���XV. 3.  Lamrick, XV. 3. Andrews and A. Aehe-  'son.  Civic Employees Federal  Union���XV.  George, Frank Harris, N. Grose, Ben."'  W. Bakes.  Builders' Laborers���C. Foley, H. Sellers, G. Payne, J. Cosgrove, J. Sulley.  Electrical Workers, Local 213���George  Cowling, S. Harrison, J. E. Dubberley,  AVm. Blackstock.  Credentials accepted.  COMMUNICATIONS.  Texada Miners' union, No. 113, W. F.!  of M.���Thanking the council, for con  vening on Monday night, and that 2!)  unions were represented. It was unanimously resolved that political action  should be taken, and that some time  was spent In discussing a platform,1 etc.  An adjournment was taken until Friday night, July 3, to conclude its work  of preparing a report for the convention  on Monday next. No proposition to  unite with any other party has yet been  considered.  Printers reported that they had contributed $5 to the fund for counsel's  services at lubor commission.  Clerks said that their.':.membership,  was increasing and nsked that the  clerks card:be culled for by union purchasers of goods.  Builders' laborers reported progress,  vc  sldering the matter of hospital accom- j    Nominations   for   oilieers   were   laid  in  modation for Coqultlam. tunnel mem-' over till next meeting, on account of  a bers.    Also  regarding, taking political  the small attendance.  AS far as we have, been able to. gather  from the scriptures, Christ believed in  giving to every man an equal chance  to earn a. livelihood. 7 He put down his  foot oh* all special privileges, denounced  those who live on the labor of other  people.  Christ was not a plutocrat. He was  a carpenter and worker at his trade  for a living until He became? engaged  In the work of reformation.  It ls not recorded anywhere that  Christ was a ward heeler or that he  The union carpenters of the old country have taken a step In the proper direction. They have incorporated the  Amalgamated Builders, Limited, the  purpose ot which ls to take contracts on  a mutual basis and share the profits.  In Hull and Blackpool the amalgamated  has conducted business successfully for  the past year, paying Its members bigger wages than they ever earned before.  Bob Green and Charlie Wilson have  gone to Ottawa to Interview the government about bill 10, with the alleged  hope of quashing disallowance. "Bob"  and "Charlie" are getting off at the  wrong station. It is to Montreal they  should-be-ucketed.--In-all-such-mat-  ters as this the seat of government Is  In the head ofllces of the Canadian Pacific railway, Windsor street station,  Montreal, P. Q.  William Jerome, the spectacular, prosecuting attorney of New York, threatens to turn the judicial machinery of  tory setiieiue.il.   xuey 8,i .,  t    '"* Empire state loose on any walking  day, with time and one-half for over delegate who sells out.   Jerome is onto  It-t..   ,_,.       t#   *l.rt   lirttt.lni.1,   n/wman  nn\- lin��  Be.Hldcs this, the settlement has the nil  antage of permanency.   The nrbltra-1  ors were II. T. Lockyer, president of |he l" "ot Kul,t*v ",,; verdlct of thc coun  he Hoard of Trade, F. R. Stewart, the  will clear him.  Telephone 1���2���5 for a line Hvery  turn-out. J. J. "Sparrow, Palace Livery  Stables.  Tlie dominion day celebration redounds with credit to the city. Nevertheless it Is a great pity that all the  field sports could not be held adjacent  to each other. The horse races were  held In the extreme east end ot the city  and the bicycle races nnd lacrosse  matches In the extreme west end, while  the baseball grounds are located in the  extreme south. On this score It Is pointed out lhat Vancouver's park system is  all wrong: that the policy should be  changed.  GET ON THE VOTERS' LIST.  CHRIST WAS A REFOlifflEK.  royal between the wage slaves of every  land and the exploiters of the race.���  Kansas City Labor Record.  CLOSER COMBINATION.  An umpire shot a base runner in a  game in Cincinnati.   While the disput-  ,  ants in the national game confine themselves to fisticuffs,  the  public, excessively tolerant, will not complain.   The   ���  new rules should exclude firearms.  'A. Swindle" is the "name that appears above the door of a struggling  lawyer in an up-country town.   An ac-  unnst was u.  ����* ���  .qualntance of the unfortunate gentler  sold his vote to the highest bidder, and man. suggested the advisability of his ���  therefore  we are impelled  to believe writing out his name in full, thinking -  that He was" incorruptible and above that    Andrew    or    Arthur    Swindle  reproach. would      look      bettei'      and     sound  Christ was a reformer in his day and better than the significant "A. Swindle."   .    ti'V.a��    ,\.m    Inii.i.ar.     with   '+pnr<*    In    his  his job.   If tlie howlers accuse any un  ion ofllclal of giving them tho double  cross tlie law Is ready to take up. thc  case,   if the olllcliilis guilty he will he         iiut. where the dogs won't bite him.   K|j,'e not rccognlzo the fact that the poor  He met the reformer's .fate. He was  denounced by the monopolists and.the  believers in special privileges, who  crucified Him In.order to rid the world  of a labor agitator and pestiferous reformer.  But strange things have? happened  since tlie Great Reformer of Palestine  sacrificed His life on the altar of freedom for the poor and down-trodden of  thc race.  Today the oppressors of the poor, the  advocates ot special privileges and competitive wrong, are the principal worshippers of the lowly Nazarene.  The money changer and the monopolist have tried to make It appear that  Christ was the great defender of special  privileges and favored ineq.ualtty among  nien, promising to reward the humble  and contented poor in the kingdom that  He would establish. :������ They often quote  the scriptures to prove that their con^  tentlon is right, and they are fond of  saying, "The poor ye have always with  you."  We believe that the Savior was in  favor of "equal rights to all and special  privileges to none," and, so far as we  have been able to learn, never approved  of munificent gifts to colleges, but he  said most emphatically to thc rich man,  "Sell all that thou hast and give to the  poor and come and follow Me."  Would Christ have uttered such n  command If It had not been right?  Did  were entitled to the possession and en  Joymont of wealth because theywere  the   workers    and    had    created    all  wealth.  equal rights to all aud special prlvl  leges, to none," he would not be con-  Wheri the lawyer, with tears In his'  eyes,'?.whispered to. him that his name  was Adam, the? use of the abbreviation  was understood.  I am certain: that the so-called skilled  trades will ? soon or or later, as a matter of self-protection, have to open  their doors and broaden out so as to  take ln more of. the semi-skilled workers, and perhaps go so far to* complete  the work or organization as to make a  place for the unskilled workers In each  craft.  The success of the movement In San  Francisco for the shorter work-day can  certainly be credited to the close combination of the different tradesWorking  at the iron industry,' in the Iron Trades  council of this city.. It was formed  under stress, after the shorter'hour  fever had Btruck deep into.the hearts  of the men in this vicinity, but It has  stood'the-iest"of-a-ten-monttis'-strlke-  wlthout a hitch; was ?hammered right  and left by the Metal Trades assocla-'  tlon and the Employers' association in  one of the bitterest industrial struggles  that has taken place in this country for  years, and came; out with the men  standing shoulder to shoulder, with  more respect for each other, more tolerance for each other's opinions and a  thorough understanding of the.same, a  transition from a raw recruit with no  practical knowledge ot the trade union  movement to a veteran, willing to continue the fight indefinitely it the conditions warranted, nnd just as ready to  realize that if the present methods and  tactics would riotibrlng victory,, that it  was time to adopt some other method,  which Would bring about the desired  result, and further realizing that it was  According to the prevailing notion, he     .,���   wid no/believe in the doctrine of only_ the unUod  stan    an    in��  front presented to the other side that  had carried them through successfully.  The ultimate  solution'of the'wngc-  cerned about the problem of the unem- worker's condition  rests with himself  ployed, he would not favor a pure dem- and in a closer combination of lndlvld-  ocracy or the rule of the majority, he unl workers, more unity along the lines  ,, , .   ,       .. , of national organization, less (Uvi=Ions  would not be opposed to franchise grab- Qf the Uaa^ ^ locnltanii move toler.  bing and private ownership, of public ance of each other's Ideas and opinions.  indifference upon tjie widespread mis-: Afilllatlon, combination and drganlza-'  cry and poverty of his fellow citizens. tion s'lou,d J-e the obte<* oC a�� friends  ���, , ��� .  , _      .. . ���, of progression  and evolution.���Russell  The worlds great Armageddon is still L w,g,er (gan Francisco)> itl Macllln_.  to be fought, andlt will be a battle ists'journal.  iSSssn THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY JULY 4, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  i'lMJLlSHliD   WEEKLY   IN   TIIK    IN-  TKKHSTS OF THE MASSES  11Y  Till: INDICriSNliKNT l'ltlNTING l.'O.M-  .     I'.'SV.  liASK.MK-NT    OF      FLACK 7      HLOCK,  HASTINGS STKKKT. VAN*-  'COUVEIt.  B. C.  SL'Iif-CKIl'TIONS IN  AIH'a.nCi-.."  A wt't-k. i*. (.tuis  ni'jinlis. -'��� '"���us  one year, fl.OO.  month, I"' i'l'Md: llit't"  six  niontlis. Mi  i-enis  , with honor,    in this country It is different.    The  rising  generation  appnr-  ! cully l-egaril himsehold work as degrad  : ing, and will iIn any old thing l<> escape,  ilium  llu-  kitchen,    ("onscniicntly  Japs  nml Chiiiaincii limy be fniuul doing the  work of many Vancouver homes.   The  ciiiisciiui-ni'c   will   be  ihe  rearing of a  nice of barnacles,  Incnpable of caring  ior  ilieniselvcs or doing  anything  for  lhe wood of tlle eoiimiimity.   A certlli  i-'ale of housekeeping should be ie<iulr  id of these Idlers before tliey are per  milled to lOiilriici iiiiilriinoiiy.  White incii eomiiiereil llie Transvan  I'or Ureal l.liitiiln. and Chinamen are  being imported lo work ilie mines.  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, F. J. Kussell; financial secretary, J. L. Lllley; treasurer,  A. N. Harrington; sergeant-at-arms, J. C.  Kerr: statistician, J. H. Perkins; trustees, Messrs. Pound, Cross and Thompson; executive committee, Messrs. George  and Gothard.  * SHIRT WAIST Ai\U LAUNDRY  WORKERS' UNION, No. I05.-Mools  every 2nd and <th Thursday In each  month In Union Hall. President, It. N.  Hogg; corresponding secretary, Wallace  Sharp, Hill Richards St.; financial secretary, Mr. Lee; treasurer, F. Young: delegates to Trades and Labor Council,  Messrs. Margie, Coltart, Lee and Hogg.  KXDOHSHD 13Y TUB  TRADES .t LAItOP COUNCIL OF VAN*- > '" T���m ' |,|,,ton  spends   more  money  on  TRADES* L^<iS,^OUNClLOFVlC-:i:lll7���1',l''"i',  >'"''" '"���"���' l'>����   ��'0..kl  TORIA. | pay   Ills employees   the  best   wages   ill  VANCOUVER   HUTLDlNCr   TRADES   j England.  CO'JNCIL. j   __  ��� _ ��� i    The man  who works because ho has  lo. and I'or n�� oilier reason, is a ilesyi  cubic sliivc. The nian "whose work is a  pleasure lo him Is a free man.   Savvy''  The Independent caii always be bad  nt Galloways  book store, arcade.    '.���..-���  s.\ti:i:i.)AY   .JULY: 4.   li)il:s  The  Czar  of ���IJunsmuria  slill shows  Indications or insanity.  r.ViKl still i;niitlu'r-:.oiiffi: The C. 1*.  .1!. is to get ihe I'iis; Atlantic' service.  Willi   bonus allaehineiits.  Do ihose Poiilnr creek lirospjctors who  .-ire >HK>'iiiH:itD gold'rock wo'rih. ?l')0.0OO  :i  ton observe lhe eight-hour law"     7  The Canadian senate .should he relu  iatcd   to   lhe  lumber room  ol'  history  and a monument bailt lo thein on which  .-���eiiatc bill "II" would mnkciin appro-  p'rinle epitaph.  Over in Rossland the otlier day Editor  Dyer got his ear chewed off because he  roasie.l I'.zar Kirby of the War Eagle.  The I'nsshind code 'evidently ealls7l'or  .Muskoka rules in. case or a difference  nffopinion���kick, bile and scratch.  The liberals and conservatives are  lioih goliif.' to ���carry, iho provlrce. If  ynu iio'n'i  believe il. read llieir papers.  Now that the elections aie growing  near i'i is' tn he b��|iuil that Ihey will  not iniorfei'owcltli 'the luisliiess'of the  .unions.  Ciin a man'who draws the uuiniiicei-t  salary, 'of JM". a nionih and wears golf  ' stockings .. bo a "class ������ conscious", socialist V. ' .���''  Society; in lhe iiniversiil iippllcatlou of  .���thu word..'consists of two elHsscs, those  who lift and those who lean.   To .which ! u.itll  lhl, ltwl  ������, v,.:iMi. dog and,the  The self-appointed "superior" liass do  no; want the workers to .become too  well educated. Were tlle people able to  judge, and reason for. themselves lhe  citadels of 'privilege and monopoly  would nipple,: like ii house of cards.  .Messrs. Lockyer, Stewart nml Wii-  ia;ns earned a gaiiaiul of roses for their  part ns arbitrators In the laundry  .strike. A little common sense now and  again is a''line antidote I'or the foolish-.  ness that pervades the camps of both  employers and  employees.  The 'much-ndyuriised harmony which  is alleged : 10 exist in tlle conservative  and   liberal   ranks,   is  about   on   a par  class: do you belong?  ���'���.���Lud Vernon' Is. branching ���out as n  short story.'writer.'- He has astoryin  The coast of Seattle, entitled "A Dead  Girl's'-Double.".  It ls.worth reading.  'Ninety per cent, of.the wealth of.the  "United Stales, is held by 710 per cent,  of the people, anil HU per?,cenf. of it Is  ���earned by .the DO per cent, wbodonot  hold it. V  ���The labor unionists of the city will  liave an opportunity to demonstrate  their strength .on '.Lii bor. Day. ?.,They  must get''lip a monster procession, and  .start now on the job.  Siocan, Ymlr, Greenwood and /Fernle  will r'etunr candidates whO' think loss ot  the party' thiin of the:state,   iii other  ������'words,'   those   constituencies   will   elect  labor nien.  snake, who all live in the same hole, but  ihey don't .blend-'worth a cent, as it  were.���'. '--..���  "���-  The socialists' who contemplate running live candidates, in Vancouver have  sonic wild notions of, gel ting Mr. Carnegie or some other philanthropist to  indorse their deposit checks, but up to  the hour of going to press no ulellnite  arrangements have  been  arrived at.  Tlio 'hoi ivlty of .tin-horn railroad promoters niul land grabbfji'S in thoir raids  upon till-'treasury'���nud' resources of the:  piov'un-o, of i;iriiIsh .Columbia appears,  io be������pnillos's.  Lasl January tbe emperor of Japan  sent word to. Wilfrid Laiiiicr thut "no  more Japs Would be "permuted to? emi-  griite toi.-iiilisb' Colimililn. As the little  brown fellows arcvstiU crowding into  this piovincc in hordes it must'be'-.admitted- that the emperor of -"Japan is  Koiiictliing of il liar himself.   .7'..?.?-?^ .7..  Just to show thu grafters at Ottawa  that we are alive to. thu situation, the  Vancouver Trades and Lubor council  nicrlit puss a resolution favoring the  extension of lhe Intercolonial to. t.he  I'.-icilic, coast.'.Instead of tlle gift enler-  prlxe which is being proinoled for the  benellt'of the Gnincl Trims Pacific.   -  Vancouver Union Directory.  WAITERS ANH WAITRESSES* UNION  Locnl No. 2S. 1'rcslilent, Charles Over;  vh'u-prcsideat, A. N. lleriiagton: secre-  tuiy-trcnsuier? .1. 11. I'erkiiis; recording  seeretiiiy. Miss A, Scuitto; l'rcss agent,  W. Ellender. Meeting every second Friday evening nt 8.a0 o'clock In Unior,  Hull, corner Homer ntal Dunsmuir street*  JOURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION Ot  America No. ITS. ��� Meets lst and 3ro  Mondays In room No. 1, Union Hall. President, C. L. Whalen; vice-president, J  T. Mortimer; recording secretary, F  Williams, ISM 7lh avenue, west; secretary-treasurer, J. Savage; sergeant-at-arms,  11. Brazeau; delegates to Trades & Labor Council, F. Williams and J. T. Mortimer.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No. US, \\  F. M., meets every Saturday at 7.30 -i  m. In Forester's Hall, Van Anda. l'resl  dent, John 1). Fraser; vice-president, J  XV. Austin; secretary, Alfred Raper.  treasurer. A. G. Delghton: conductor.  Wm. A. McKay; warden, Henry Patterson.  'JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNATIONAL Union,7 No. 120���President, E. Harpur; vice-president, J. Gil-  man; corresponding-financial secretary,  J. A. Stewart, 44;; 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 first and third Wednesdays ol  each month In Union Hall.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets every  second and fourth Wednesday InUnion  hall, room 2. President, A. E. Coflln;  vice-president, L. C. DeWolf; recording  secretary, Geo. Dobbin, B33 Hamilton  St.; financial secretary, J. McLeod;  treasurer, G.. Adams; conductor, H.  Howes: warden, J. F. Gray; delegates  to T. & L. Council, Geo. Dobbin, Geo.  Adams, A. E. Coffin, L. C. DeWolf and  S. O'Brien; delegates to the Building  Trades Council, H. Howes and J. Mc  Leod.  99*���99'*"* 9.9 �� ���*����� ��� .+6)..99  i  i  THE  PLACE  TO  BUY  SHIRTWAISTS.     J  ���  WHERE IS IT?      1  Why if you want the  i   best choice and the best  f   prices  fioice and the best   ���  it is at    j*   &     ^  ��� Drjsdalc, Stevenson, Mil: J  X   Cordova St. Store.  I  %  I  99.,. 99. .49,. ,.,+9..,- ++.���+++  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS-  team DRIVERS' INTERNATIONAL  UNION, . No.. 409���Meets 1st and 3rd  Wednesday In each month ln Union Hall.  President, J. C. Kerr; vice-president, S.  Cawkcr; sec.-treas., D. Mclver; rec. sec,  E. Bridge; correspondent, F. Topham;  warden, A. B. Soaper; conductor, J. Lit  tic; trustees, C. B. Higglnson. R. Hay  wood and A. Robinson; delegates to T. &  L. Counoil, J; J. Harrison, A. E. Soaper,  Geo. Dunlop, J. C. Kerr and C. B. Higglnson.  INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF BLACKSMITHS, Vancouver Union, No.':151.-  Meets the first and third Monday in each  month at 8 p. m., in Union hall, Homer  street. President, A. A. Bigg, vice-president,G. XV. Smart; financial secretary,  Chas. McAllister; recording secretary, D  Robinson, box 37, Vancouver, B.C; dele-'  gates to the Trades and Labor council,  William Latham, D. Robinson, H. Howard.  .lhe .Martin nnd Cbiiiiii;. \Vllsoii,.:irv 1 ��� .Conditions being favorable, King" Ed-  ���boih'sliigln's ������Won't You Come Home, ward and the editor of the Tlieindepen-  V.UI Bailey" tn Lhe hibin* party, and the ident will visit the "St. LouIk exposition  labor, party is .mocking .liacU sii. that in null. ��� l-M'.W visit depends oii tlio  "mill can heiir? "I'll He Your Tootsle jsanclion of thei?liiiisb. paii'laiiieiit. -but  Woolsleii tli'e.C.iod Old Summer Time." | ���,,,. editor.**' visit is nol  licdgi'iriiniiihd  I by any siuii liii.iiipuring formalities.   All  : wc hiive.io do is to negoliiito'tri'iuxport-  atlon wilh Ihu brukie's along tbe loule.  The Tourist association   is offering.!!  t'2u  prizt-   for   Uie   best   suggest lull   for  Improving'English bay.    Brother Bax-    ter.   that   twenty-five-.Is ours,    ff you j    some objection   lias been .taken   to u  -want to hnproye English bay light, em-! two-line paragraph in last week's b-sue  BUILDERS' LABORERS' FEDERAL  UNION. No. 32, Vancouver.���Meets every other Tuesday evening, at S o'clock,  inihe'large'room, Union Hnll. President,  J; Sully; vlce-president,'?Wi I^yons; secretary, If. Sellers, Western Hotel; treasurer,  .1. Cosgrove; warden, II. Chapman: conductor, J. Cliinderson; delegates to Trades  & Labor Council. J. Sully. G. Payne, ,1.  disprove and .31. Sellers; .delegates to  Dulldlng Trades? Coniici:. J. Sully and J  Cossrove. ':-  .VANCOUVER'"' TYPOGRAPHICAL UN-  ION.NO. 231!. meets the 4th Monday In  each month at Union. Hnll. President,  XV. J. MacKny; vice-president, S. J. Gothard; secrotary. W. Ii. Hunt, P. O. Box CO;  treasurer,- John "Watkins; sergennt-at-  nrms, James Webster; executive committee,. Ralph Wilson, A. W. Flnbow,' N.  ClDliiiul and P. Kellas: delegates to  Trades and Labor Council. Robert Todd,  George Bartley,  Geo. Wilby. -  Cigar Factory  NEW WESTMINSTER.  PHONE I220A.  Dixon & Lytc  Carpenters^ Joiners  534-540 Seymour St.  Between Pender and Dunsmuir Sts.  All kinds of work In this line promptly attended to.  $unirii6r O  We are continually receiving goods by express.      .  NEW STRAW MATS,.  Light Vests and Coats, Light, Cool Underwear, Fine Lace Work  Hose,  Bathing Suits, Etc.  fOR BOYS  We have just opened up a lot of new mouses and Wash Suits.   ,  also Bathing Suits, Straw Hats, Etc., In great variety.  JUST THE  PLACE TO GET YOUR SUMMER OUTFIT.  CLBJBB   �����   STEWART,  Telephone 702. 309 to 315 Hastinus St. W  *$  ���04*++*nt>+0>+++++++++++++ + + ++++ ++ + + +++4  WHAT'S TIIE USE  of hurrying about buying Lifo Insurance so m&ny man think and say. At  lenst two strong reasons are: Good, health is uncertain; increased coot la  certain.   What's  the uso of waiting might better ba said!  UNION MUTUAL   POLICIES  may bo depended upon to protect throughout tho varying experiences    ol  human life, to faithfully guard tho Interests    of the     iusurod,  and to be  promptly cashed when thoy become payable.    Values anal privileges abound  and   aru   conveniently   available. Detailed facts gladly furnished.  After three years tho Union Mutual Policies do not become void by failure  to pny premiums, the Main Non-Forfeiture T��aw without action of the  Policy-holder, continuing the Insurance for a Specified longth of time.  <���  Union Mutual Life InsuranceCo  PORTLAND, MAINE. Incorporated 1848.  Call or write for particulars and plans  Head Office : 419 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  J. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager.  COLIN  CAMERON, Special Agent.  l��  !>  O  i>  11  'it,  Mf*4.++*******>*n9i + *. + + fi +9 9t 909 099 + + + + + +  Commercial  CORNER HASTINGS AND CAMBIE  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  New, modern and strictly ,first-class;  good sample rooms; froo 'bus. Week  days���Breakfast 7 to 10 a. m., lunch  12 m. to a p. m., dinner, 6 to 8 p. m.  Sundays���Breakfast 7:30 to 10:80 a.  m., lunch 12:80 to 2 p. m., dinner, 5:30  to 7:30 p. m. Rates $2 and upwards  por day. HAYWOOD * FRESCOTT,  Proprietors.  Meeting.  F. O. B.���VANCOUVER AERIE, No. t.  meets Wednesday evenings; visiting  brethren welcome.   Bert Porsoms, W.  P.: J. G. Ure, W. S��� Arcade.  Tbe Dougall House  310-312 ABBOTT STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Restaurant and Bar. Breakfast 6 to  10, merchants' lunch 11 to 2, 25c; dinner 5 to 8, 26c; lunches put up; eastern and Olympian oysters; short orders a specialty at all houra;  meal tickets f4; bost 25c. moal In the  city.     D. BURTON, Proprietor.  IS  The"  ���  819 SEYMOUR STREET,  VANCOUVER.  Having the only up-to-date grill room  <n British Columbia, which in itself Is a  guarantee of a flrst-class hotel and restaurant. Buslnoss Men's LUNCH, from  12 tn. to 2:30 p. m.. only 25 cents.  THERE IS  of Fire or Injurv  Health when you us*  the  ELECTRIC  ploy union ISbor."  ToiTlTis"pi?ipcr, to wiCTITiiT "to be or nof  j to bo wus the (lues'lkm of Die building  trndes roiuuMl."   AVe iissure nui' friends  llin! no slight wns intended, but It eer-  r l.-iinly npiiu.'irs to us Unit if oilier Ini-  ! Iio; dint   unions   followed   the   footsteps  uf'lhe plumbers llint mutters'would Ije-  ji-ijiiie. very serious I'liul complicated.7 We  Old   roinili'y   women,   ns  n   rule  ure   roiii.-Tiiliiliiti'  llu-   building ? tnnlvs. tlmt  ���'compi'inut housukeep'"-i mid libine liiak-1 they? will  stund  by  lhe enrd  s.vsi'..;n ���  nrs.il   (llslliiciinii   v.','.h:b   they   regard   niul why shouldn't we?   -  riw.Mi Wlstor. snys thnt legisluliires  are uomiiosod nf those who know better  .nnd thiwewbu don't. British Columbia  '"hnsiutd n long visitation.of "those wlio  ���don't." The (luty of tbe electors Is to  jitit.theni oul of business.  ���  9  9  Souvenirs';of Van-  couver and B.C.  GEO. E. TROREY,  Tbe Jeweler  ai*   '���', iimond  Merchant  COR. <iRANVILLC AND HASTINGS STREETS.  Official Watch Inspector of the C. P. K.  a  'if  n  a  o  <*  o  ���if  o  o-  o  ��� o  if  11  ><  il  O  o  STREET RAILAA'AY MEN'S UNION.-  Mccts second and fourth AVednesdiiy  of each month in Sutherland. Hnll,'corner Westminster Avenue and Hastings  Street, at S p.m. President, James McGuigan; vice-president, A. G. Elliott;  secretary. A. G. Perry, 33 Seventh Avonue:  itreasiire''.=W.=H.=Vander.warker.:BConduc-  tor, H. Howes; warden, G. Martin; sentinel, D. Smith; delegates to Trades and  Labor Council. B. Marshall, P..C. O'Brien.  Geo. Lonfosty, A. J. AVilson and James  McCuIgnn.  THE , RETAII., CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL. PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets In 0'>Brlen's Hall, the first and  third Tuesdays of each month. J. A.  Murray, president; AV. J. Lamrick, secretary, IMS Princess street.  INTERNATIONAL. ASSOCIATION OF  Machinists. Beaver Lodge, No. 1S2.���  Moots second and fourth "Wednesdays In  each month in Ihe Lessor O'Brien Hall.  President,' Geo. P. Downey; past president, J. R. Edwards; vice-president,TI. J.  Littler; recording secretnry, J. I-I. McVety; Ilnancial secrotary, J. Anderson.  INTERNATIONAL, BROTHERHOOD OF  Klcctrlcal Workers. Vancouver Local,  No. 213���Meets second nnd fourth AVcdncB-  ���lay In each month In O'Brien's Hall. President, A. McDonald; vice-president, J  Dubberley; recording secretary, S. W.  Huston; financial secretary, H. V. Rankin.  ���JootssJqP  wuoHjKisim  ���We are selling  i Boots and Shoes at  Hard Time Prices.  Every pair reduced.  Ladles' First-Class  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.       Vanco uver  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 city. LADIES CORDIALLY  INVITED.  W. W. MERKLEY  307 "WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  Columbia Hotel   ^���__^.78_CORDOVA_STREET.i   Under new * management. Dining  Room Unsurpassed. Everything Newly Renovated. RATES���$1 a Day, Special Rate by the 1Veek. Louis Adams  and James Guthrie, Proprietors.  CORNER CORDOVA AND CARRALL  STREETS,- VANCOUVER.  Makes a specialty of Dewar's special  liqueur, also Usher's black label llqlieur  whiskey. Largo stock of Imported and  domestic cigars. Finest billiard and  pool tables. R.     B.    MULLIGAN &  CO., Proprietors. .  ���������������������������������������  | :   GEO. HAY   : ���  CIGARETTES  We, tlie undersigned, handles the  only UNION MADK CIGAKETTEB  Hindu in Cnnmlii. KAHNAC, V. C.  undT.&J!.  S. HAItCUS.  C. FORSBURG.  CHAS.  PECK.  D. M'DONALD.  R.  L.  RICE.  ���V. A. CALLAGHAN.  CHAS. M'DONOUGH.  W.J. McMillan & Co.  Wholesale Agents forB.C,  Corner Alcxnndur fit. nnd Columbia Ave  Vniicoii      ,11. C.  P. O. I10X, '.'DC. PII0.VK, 179.  y     Vancouver's    Pioneer    Clothes  Renovator, makes n suit new.  ^^Dyeing and Repairing.-^  ^ 21G CAUIilE St., Vanooovke. a  ���������������������������������<�����  Thc price is now  such that almost everybody can afford it. .  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office of  :. (IX. Ri. (j  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  ���aeoaoeooaeooooeoooooooi >  DELICIOUS WINE  Made Exclusively fbom b. c. Fbdii.  FRESH CUT FLOWERS.  UNION-MADB   i  DOME8Tip CIGARS. *  When making a trip around tho  Pnrk call on  W. D. Jones Br?<*<on ^'"t  is oososoeaoi  iainier  CANADIAN  uid  PACIFIC  LINE  TAKE TIIE  imperial  I'ACIKIC TO ATLANTIC IN M HOURS.  Pacific Bottling  Works  Importers and Bottlers  GORE AVE.   'PHONE 783.  SOLE AGENTS.  STEAMSIIII'S TO CIIIN'A AND JAPAN:  ATHENIAN Junc����TH  UMPRICSS Ol-' CHINA July OTir  KMPHKSS OP INDIA .luly27TII  STKAMSIMI'S TO HONOLULU, FIJI ISLAND AND  AUSTRALIA.  SS.lp .MOANA June 3��TH  SS. JIIOW10HA July a'4TH  SS. AORAN'Gr '.Aug. aj.ST  Fur full jjartlculiirs n.s  lo Umc, rales,  etc., apply  to  K. J. COYLK, JAS. SCLATER,  A. G. P. A.. Ticket .Agent.  Vancouver, B. C.   I2S Hiistinga St.,  Vancouver, B. C.  'fi  <<i SATURDAY JULY  4,  1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  (  ".]  IWE"���^^. _���  ���  0  ay  Our Iiulepcndcnt patrons tog  patronize thu RED CROSS*  DItUG STORE, the Popular Pre-��  wprlptlon Phnrnmcy. They belong*!  to no Druggist Combine. 9  9  ���9  tft  ������  tft  ��  ������  -ft  .Stewart's Pink Tonic Pills, 50c,S  now :)oe....Surnaparllln, big bot-*  tie, $1, now 75c....Gibson's Celery^  Nervlnt, big bottle $1, now 75c....a  Bring your prescriptions. 12ng-��  llsh mnl German chemists In nt-*  tendance.. ..'Mall    orders   receive?  Theatre Royal  \\\ NEAI ManHgcr  Week Commencing  Monday, June 29, '03  " Tlie Crimes of a Century'  A Three-Act Comedy.  Including.������'oven Illgh-Clusa Specialties.  ift  prompt  attention.  AN ORDER. '  .SEND   USJ  a��a��a��0������a��e��o��a��a��a9  Pbick���-10, 2u nml :n renti.   Doors o|>cn nt  1:30; performance in Mini p. in.  All IH-ople engaged hi till* tlioiilrc arc incin  burs  ni   iho ItatToiuil   I'rolccllro   Union  of  Items from Victoria  By Our Own Correspondent.  ;Polllien!ly and Industrially everything [ Latter  Day  Saints,   niul   was  hoiullner  .is perfectly calm in Victoria,  tends ii heavy storm.  This por-  l.iibor has made no move tn put up a,  : ticket. The old parties bave none, but  ���.the old parties to put up nml they will  .have to be niijfluy well regenerated be-  .fore being lit  for presentation.  .It Is rumored in Victoria tbat brick-  .layers film this elty are scabbing on  unfair buildings in Vancouver. "We  .would like to see -i denial in The independent, but if thf story is correct, lot  her go.  for Utah. At 4 p. in. a rumor was current thnt he hud been seen in Vancouver pnrading the streets with a box  hut on, and wrestling with a single eyeglass, but knowing his democratic nature the story was not"' credited. All  fears for his welfare were allayed by  his return on'the Charmer at S a. m.  He had been taking n well earned holiday  and  forgot  to announce It.  Being that there is no trust iiues-  tlon, railroad scheme or Chinese question, to bait .the jmblle with, it Is hinted  that "morality" will be the burning 1s-  .sue in the public uuupalgn,' and a,  ijioup of archangels will put up the  *200 deposit to support It.  Public olllclals and servants ot the  peoale should always be decorous and  gentlemanly, even though they be but  straw bosses. As a rule public olllclals  in whatever capacity are the pink or  perfection, least ways for civility, yet  at limes a rowdy creeps in to disgrace  the elect. Prowling around grog shops,  intoxicated at prohibited hours, insulting, threatening, hiring, discharging  and compelling working men to swallow political .pills should be no recommendation for liny position of trust, no  matter how Insignificant. When such  exceptions to the rule are discovered, a.  strongly worded petition signed by citizens demanding dismissal should be  iu-esented. ���  LABORERS' UNION.  At'the meeting of the Laborers' union  held ln Labor Hall, on the '23lk June,  rtveral new nieiiibers were Initiated.  President flolilen of the Trades and  Labor council paid a visit to the union  to report the result ot lhe meeting ot  lhe executive conunittee with the  I'rackmiin & Ker .Milling Co.. respecting the reduction In the hours of labor  for ihe employees of that company.  While the Interview Is unsuccessful,  Jlr. Bolden Is of opinion that by persistent effort the company nuiy be Induced  to grant the request. Another interview Is contemplated, In the meantime  Information is being procured from the  various Trades and Labor councils of  the Pacific coast ns lo the'condition of  labor In the milling Industry. The  Brqckman & Ker Milling Co. Is the only  firm in Victoria known to continue the  ten-hour movement. An interesting  lecture wns delivered by J. C. Mapleton, the subject being "Trades Unionism and Co-operation." President Golden has* been Invited to address tlie  union on labor topics.  charms  are  not felt.    In  thy absence  how gloomy is the household and how  defolnte  the  hearthstone:    but    when  thou   art   with   us,   how   gleefully   the  beefsteak sings upon the gridiron, how-  grand  Is  the  warmth  that nnthruclte  coal or cord wood diffuses throughout  the apartment,  and  what  an, exuberance  of Joy  continues  to swell  every  bosom!   Thou art. the Joy of our youth  and  the  solace of our old age;   thou  canst  make  the gentleman and adorn  the Jackass;  thou art the favorite of  the  philosopher and  tlie  Ideal  of the  lunkhead.    When  nn election Is to be  carried, O,  Almighty  Dollar,   thou art  the   most  potent   argument  or  politicians and demagogues nnd thc umpire  that decides the contest. Almighty Dollar,   thou   art   worshipped    the    world  over;  thou  hast no hypocrites In  thy  temple, nor false hearts at thy altars.  Kings and countries bow before thee,  and all nations adore thee.    Thou art  loved by the savage and civilized alike,  with unfeigned and unfaltering affce  tlon.    XVe continue  to regard  thee as  the hand-maid of religion and the twin  sister of charily.    O, Almighty Dollar,  be with us, wu beseech thee, attended  by nn Inexpressible number ot thy ministering angels made in thine own Image.   Even though they be silver quarters and dimes, whose gladdening light  shall   illuminate  the  valley ot penury  and    want    with    heavenly    radiance,  which shall cause the awakened soul to  break forth lln the acclamations of joy.  Almighty Dollar, thou art the pride of  our footsteps and the goal of our being.  Guided by thy silvery light we hope to  reach the golden gate and trlumpnant-  ly   enter    while   hands   harmoniously  sweep the golden harps us we enter the  golden street.  Almighty Dollar! thy shining face  bespeaks thy wondrous power. In my  pockets make they resting place. ' . I  need  thee every hour.  I     I. 0.0. F., Hi. D.  Following aru the by-laws governing  tlie progressive juvenile branch, No. 1���  Loyal Thine Forever lodge, Xo. 7392,  Vancouver:  Rule 1. Tills branch shall be called and  known as tho Juvenile Ilranch, No. 1, ot  the Loyal Thine Forever Lodge, No. 7392,  I. O. O. V., JI. U., Friendly Society of the  British Columbia. District.  TIME AND  PLACE  OP MEETING.  Rule 2. This Crunch shall meet tho Ind  and 4th Tuesday In each month at S  o'clock p. m. iu Sutherland Hnll, Westminster Avenue, or such other place as a  special meeting may decide, and the  Recording Secretary shall call over the  Officers' names at S.13 o'clock p. in. from  a book kept for that purpose, nnd every  principal Officer who is absent shall bo  fined 10 conts, unless a satisfactory apology bo given at the following meeting.  The Hrnncli shall remain open for ono  hour, when ll shall bo closed for the  eviiilug.  DUTV OF SURGEON.  Rule .1. The Ilranch shall elect a Surgeon ut every halt-yearly meeting, who  shall be paid from thc Management Expense Fund at the rato of "5 coats per  annum for all members hi full compliance  and residing within two miles of the meet-  kig room. Ho shall attend to all sick  members residing within two miles of the  meeting room, and provide them with proper nnd sufficient medicine free during  their Illness. It will bo the duty of tho  Surgeon when called upon or sent for by  a sick member to attend with as little delay as possible. Whon tho Surgeon is  sent for It will be the-duty ot the sick  member to send his namo and address in  writing, that delay and mistakes may be  avoided.  MONTHLY RETURN OF SURGEON.  Our Victoria Advertisers.  The advertising pages of The Independent will reveal to trades unionists  In Victoria the tradesmen who are In practical touch with them, and ihey;  will naturally govern themselves acco rdlngly in making purchases.  Victoria Union Directory.  VICTORIA LABORERS' PROTECTIVE  Union, Federal No. 2.���Jleets first and  third Friday ln Labor Hall, room 4.  President, A. Johonson; vice-president,  T. Cox; secretary. J. C. .Mapleton; treasurer, J. Goldstraw; warden, A. Harris;  conductor, J. JlcConncl; delegates to  Trades and Labor Council, A. Johonson,  T. Cox, Lee O. Charlton, Wm. JIcKay  and J. C. Mapleton,  Register! Register!! Register!!!  Hotel North Vancouver, finest summer resort on the coast. Overlooking  Burrard Inlet.   Rates moderate.  GET ON THE VOTERS' LIST.  The author of the heavenly strains ot  ungelic music that have charmed visitors to Jones' Cigar store, of the masterful renditions ot selections from such  celebrated musical prodigies as Mozart,  Mendellshon and Maguzzinl, that has  paralyzed (musically .so-to say) the  Italian peanut vendor at the southeast-  end, o't the superbly artistic touches  given' ' to tluil musical masterpiece  known as the 'IQuack of the Dying  Duck in a. Thunder Storm," that has  driven to ecstacie.s the local watchmaker iind Jeweler, has been traced  back to the parlor ot the barber shop.  The genius of the bow Is a barber, and  .he wields a. wicked one.  To Improve what Is admittedly perfection in tone, musical experts of the  Laborers' union recommend that the  artist or his deputy apply a. "thick  layer ot lard", on' the ilddle string.  .JONES TOOK? A'DAY OFF.  Gloom o'er shadowed the Empire  Cigar store on Monday last. Thc- store  ���dog took a reef ln his stain appendage  and moved around apparently In great  sorrow. Even the slot machine went  .erratic and produced nothing but three  ���or four of n kind. Subdued whispers  were heard on Till sides. Where is "he?  The genial proprietor had disappeared,  ���no one knowing whither. It was feared  that he  had  been  shanghaied  by the  �����^�������������������������e��9o9**����*  a  ��  a  9  9  ft  a  ' 3  ft  4*  a  ft  a  ft  9  m  9  a  '���  a  �����  ft  O  THIS ItllAND  OVERALLS and  WORKING   SHIRTS.  GUARANTEES  Firsl-class materials and work-  .mnnshlp.   Good illt nnd wear,  and  THE  UNION LABEL.  -THE-  IE  (LIMITED.)  The  oldest  Union   Overall  Fac-  tory in the West.  a  ft  9  ft  9  9  9  ft  9  9  9  ft  9  ft  '   9  ft  CO-OPERATION SPREADS.  -Tlio employees of tho Royal City factory of Now Westminster, are to be  congratulated on the steps taken to  establish a co-operative mill. The movement towards tbe replacement of the  competitive system of industry by a  universal system of co-operation is  assuming wonderful strength and Intensity, and il is extremely encouraging  to note lhat the latest attempts at cooperation are assuming a scientific and  practical character that was totally absent In earlier efforts. Men of practical  business experience are taking hold of  co-operntlon, not us a fad, but because tbe conviction has been forced  upon them that the'competitive system  is doomed, and they see in co-operation  the only economic principle that can  deliver tlie people from the exactions of  capitalists and restore to them the liberties of whicli they hiive been robbed.  Competition is a moribund principle.  Industrial development has decreed that  it sliall no more be awakaned to life.  The outlines of the system thut Is to  take its place are rapidly assuming  clearer shape, antl co-operation is moving grandly forward to the possession  of Its Inheritance.  *B      HAW'S   BLOCK, WINNIPW, MAN.      g  A ���  "�����������������������������e��O*0*e��9*e   "'here thy  pot.  THE PRAYER OF THE WORLD.  Oh! Almighty Dollar, our acknowledged governor, preserver and benefactor, we desire to approach thee on  this and every other occasion with that  reverence which Is thy due of superior  excellence, and the regard which shall  ever be cherished for exalted greatness.  Almighty Dollar, without thee In the  world, we can do nothing, but with thee  we can do all things. When sickness  lays Its paralyzing bunds upon us thou  canst provide I'or us the tenderost of  nurses, Iho most skilful of physicians;  and when the last struggle at mortality Is over, and wlien we are being  borne tn tliu unive, thou canst provide  a brass band and a military escort to  accompany us thither, and last but not  least, erect a magnlllcent monument  ovcr our graves, with a living epitaph  to perpetuate mir memory; and while  here In the midst of misfortunes' and  temptations ol' lire, we are perhaps accused of crime and brought before the  magistrates, tbou, Almighty Dollar,  canst secure us a feed lawyer, a bribed  Judge, a packed Jury and we go scott  free. Be with us, we pray thee, In all  thy decimal pnris. for thou nit the only  one altogether lovely and lhe chief  among ten thousand.  We feel there is no condition in life  it    and    nil    powerful  SOME! LABOR LITERATURE.  Six Con'turies of Work and Wages,  by Thorold Rogers.  Evolution of the Trade Unionist, by  Frank K. Foster.  Sympathetic Strikes and 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.  iWealth and Progress, by George^Gun-  ton.  Democracy, by Beatrice and Sydney  Webb.  ��� Relations of Employer and Employee  (Symposium),  by John P. Peters.  Annals' of American Academy of Political and Social Science, July Issue,  1902. ,  Land and Labor, by Wm. Godwin  Jloody.  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 M. Jones.  Register! Register!! Register!!!  THE PRELIMINARY CONVENTION.  'a preliminary convention of delegates  appointed by the labor unions of the  city for the purpose of putting a ticket  in the field was held on Monday evening last In the lnbor hall. Practically  all the delegates were present, but no-  thihg~was-glveirout"forpublicationrex-  cept that the meeting adjourned until  last night. Tbo big convention for the  purpose of nominating candidates for  the forthcoming elections will be held  on Monday evening.  REGISTER YOUR VOTE.  UNION BARBER SHOPS.  John Sllngerland���714 Robson street.  Army and Navy���338 Granville street.  Elite���617 Hastings street, west.  Bon Ton���4103 Hastings street, west.  Commercial Hotel shop.  Anderson's���320 Cambie street.  J. A. Davidson���307 Cambie street.  Savoy���137 Cordova street.  J.   A.  Miller���COS  Cordova  street.  G. B. Smith���Atlantic hotel, Cordova  street.  Gem���35 Cordova street,  Boulder���17 Cordova street.  City Barber Shop���Water street.  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. JlcCutcheon���JIt. Pleasant.  Register!  Register!! Register!  Rule 4. The Surgeon shall furnish a return to the Ilranch every meeting night  of all sick members who have placed  themselves under his care, specifying the  nature of the disc-use under which thc  respective parties labor, upon a printed  form which shall bo furnished b.v the  Branch for that purpose.  ELECTION OF OFFICERS.  Rule 5. The" election of all officers of  the Branch shall take place on the first  meeting night In January and July. Thc  President, Vlco-Presldeat, Financial Secrotary, Treasurer, Auditors and Trustees,  from the Jlanagemont Committee appointed by the Loyal Thine Forever Lodge  No. 7392, M. U��� the remaining Officers to  be elected from the Branch. The Financial Secretary, Treasurer and Auditors  shall present their report at this meeting.  ADJIISSION  OF MEMBERS.  Rule 0. Every member for admission  as a benefit member to this Branch must  be eight and not ovor eighteen yenrs of  ago, of good moral character, and pass a  medical examination. The Initiation fee  shall be as follows:���  Age  S to 12 years 23c  "   12 to 14 years 40c  "  14 to 10 years 75c  "  IC to IS years $1-00  CONTRIBUTIONS.  Age, S to 12 years, Me per month in advance..    ..,  Age, 12 to 14 years, 2Gc per month, In advance.  Age, 16 to 18 years, 40c per month, in advance.  Age, 12 to 10 years, 32c per month, In advance.  SICK BENEFITS.  Full sick benefits for the first 26 weeks  of illness, and half sick benefit for the remainder of illness,' as per following scale:  Age S to-12 years,    Jlcdlcal    attendance, !"1 and medicine free. ���  Age 12 to 14 years 1.50  Ago 14 to 16 years 2.00  Age 16 to IS years 2.50  SICK BENEFITS.  Rule 7. Any benefit member ot this  Branch in good standing being by disease  or bodily hurt six working days, shall  receive sick benefits at the rate stated,  according to age. In all cases a member  reporting himself sick must notify thc  President or Financial Secretary on or  before 12 o'clock noon of the third day,  as for each succeeding day he neglects  to do so he shnll forfeit one day's sick  pay. Also, any member neglecting to declare himself oft the Sick Fund shall be  fined twenty-flvo cents. All sick benefits  shall be paid according to the medical doctor's report.  ARREARS  OF CONTRIBUTIONS.  Rule S. Any member of this Branch allowing his dues to exceed twelve weeks  shall bo suspended from nil benefits and  shall not be entitled to benefit until ono  month after he has paid up all arrears,  and should his dues exceed twelve months  ho will cease to bo a member of this  Branch, and his name shall be-eraosed  from the books.  Note.���Any neglect on the part of the  Financial Secretary in not notifying said  member shall bo no exciulse for his suspension.  THE QUEEN'S HOTEL  J. JL  HUGHES, PROPRIETOR,  Corner of Johnson and Store Streets,  Centrally located and all conveniences. Terms $1 per day and upwards.  Free Bus. Telephone.  ...J. T. JONES.,,  Empire Cigar Store  Free'Reading Boom and Headquarters of the Laborers-  Protective Union.  105 Douglas Slreet, Opposite Labor Ilall  VICTORIA, B. C.  117 GOVERNMENT STREET.  Men's and Boy's Clothing, Boots anfl  Shoes.   Union Store.   Union Clerks.  tar Lowest-priced' outfitters in the  City of Victoria.   Give us a call.  ��� ���oo*��*��e����o������*��o����ooaaeee��*��*r��4-te����c��*��o����  EVERY KIND OF-  ���:  4  j Job Printing Done I  r ������  SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.      I  Independent  Printing  Co'y ���  BASEMENT, FLACK BLOCK, VANCOUVER.  - a  RACING  DATES.  SICK VISITING; COMMITTEE.  Rule Oi Tbo Sick Committee shall be appointed by the President or Financial Secretary, and that on a brother reporting  himself sick, they shall visit said brother  at least once a. week duiing his illness,  and report the results of their visits at  each meeting.  TRANSFERRING OF MEMBERS.  Rule 10. Thai on a member ot this  Branch attaining the ago of IS years he  shnll have the option of Joining any lodge  of the Manchester Unity lie may prefer  In the District, and produce the necessary  certificate as per their rales. The Juvenile shall pay the sum of M cents for his  clearance, and till" Uruncli shall be responsible for his siek benefit as por rate,  until ho becomes entitled to benefits in  Iho adult lodge. Any member ot this  Urancb attaining the ago of IS years  ceases to bo a benefit member of this  Juvenile Brunch ot Oddfellows.  UNRULY CONDUCT,  Rule 11. Any member misbehaving himself ln tho lodge room sliall be suspended  from all benefits.  Bro. S. J. Winle,  President.  Bro.  C. Webb, Vice-President.  Bro. P. A. McMorun. Pro. G. M.  Bro If. Hyde, Pro. D. G. M.  Bro. R. W. Partridge, Pro. C. S.  Bro. R. Brechin, Financial Secretary.  RIGS AND SADDLE HORSES Always on hand at Hotel North Vancouver.  J. A. Davidson, corner Gamble and  Cordova Sts., is the plactr where you  get your hair cut In an artistic manner.  GET ONI THE VOTERS' LIST.  Following are the dates set by the  North Pacific Fair Association ior. tlie  horse races for 1903:  SWUNG MEKTIXGH.  Seattle, Wash June i)  o July 4  Vancouver, B. C July 1 to 2  Grand Fork, B. C July 1 to 3  Spokane, Wash July -Tto G  Everett, Wash July 2 to 4  Whatcom, Wash July 2 to 4  FAIL MRXTIXGS.  Seattle, Wash Aug. 1 to 29  Whatcom, Wash Aug. 31 to Sept. 5  Everett, Wash Sept. 7 to 12  Salem, Ore ? Sept. 14 to 19  Portland, Ore Sept. 21 to 20  North Yakima, Wasb Sept. 28 to Oct. 2  Spokane, Wash Oct. 3 to 13  Boise, Idaho Oct. 12 to 17  Walla Walla, Wash Oct. 19 to 21  lewlston, Idaho Oct. 20 to SI  The Dalles, Ore Sept. 28 to Oct. 3  La Grande, Ore Oct. 5 to 10  New Westminster, B. O Sept. 29 to Oct. 2  Vancouver, B. C Sept. 7 and Oct. 3 to  Victoria, B. C Oct. 6 to 10  Coleman's mustard oil   for rheumatism.   Sure cure.   1198 Barnard street.  IF IT IS  FAIR FOR  of Vancouver and elsewhere to support  and purchase the goods of a fair firm  why should, they not condemn and REFUSE TO PURCHASE the goods of  unfair concerns? The BUILDING  TRADES COUNCIL endorsed by the  Trades and Labor council, has placed.  CHAS. WOOD-WARD & 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 the proposed big  departmental store on corner of Hastings and Abbott streets to E. COOKT,  a bitter opponent of organized labor.  The Independent, $1 a Year  ���������  Jack White  #@��  i or  i me KiMiiasr  14 CORDOVA ST. W.  RAINIER BEER  Ls a glorious summer beverage���quenching  and satisfying. Remember there's no other  "juntas good''���insist on-getting Rainier.  Pacific Bottling  Work* '������v'Vv';i:  SATURDAY JULY 4.   190S  THE ���INDEPENDENT/-  ARE YOU GOING FISHING?  RODS,  REELS,   LINES,  CASTS,  FLIES, BROGUES, TRACES, MIN-  g:      NOWS, SPOONS.. BASKETS AND  FLY HOOKS.  DRIFTWOOD.  We can supply any fishing gear  required, and -will be glad to have  your business.  527 Hastings Street.  The Fisherman's  Philosophy.  .A Short Story in  Which Good  Logic Leads  to A Single  Tax Moral.  By Allster Thompson, Kamloops.  By Lue Vernon.  A union without sick benellts is like  an oyster,cocktail with the oysters left  out.  The bootblacks of Seattle have organized n union. The price is now 10  cents a shine.  If your clmpeiiu blows off while out  bikiHK,'cull at The, Independent olllce,  thoy have plenty of "cups." In the  cases.  1 hnvo nut Iced that the fellow with  the Kiilil-pliitcil' llslihic-rod iind silver-  plated reel does not always catch the  most llsh.  The barbers in Seattle i haw 10 cents  lor removing the hnir all llu- buck of  your neck. They don't charge for removing HeMi or spilliiiK of blood.  *W"e had racked the 500 trout In a  large box with ice and cool wet moss,  and as we -were eating; our last supper  under the biff pine before breaking up  camp, the palmer started the trouble.  "J'll bt-t ten dollars that this lake will  be owned In live years," said he. "I'll  lalce that bel," snld the plumber; "why.  the public wouldn't stand it. Here's a  lalte of live scuinre miles chuck full of  trout, only -'0 miles out of Kamloops,  aud the government put In a road costing $1,500 Just to accommodate the public, and d'ye think it would bo lair to  let any one man own it. No si rec. Whut  aid Tuck charge you for the horses'  pasture," asked the printer of Jimmy  the stable boy. "Four dollars, sir���dollar each for two days' pasture." "That's  a blamed outrage," said the tailor.  "When I was out here lust yeai- we  just pickcltcd our horses out at the  loot of thc lake, and they did fine."  "Yes, but you didn't have to look after  them," said the carpenter, "I had to  change the pickets twice a day. and I'd  much rather pay my share of tiie four  aollars for the pasture and be free, to  lish, besides, Tuck has built a lot of  fencing to make that pasture, llow  jnuch land has Tuck taken up?" asked  the painter. "One hundred and sixey  acres, and half a mile fronts on the  lake," answered the carpenter. lie's  going to put up a hotel and six room  liouses and no end of boats, then he  will board you b.v the day or rent the  scow-houses and water. He also hns  the pasture for hire, and can sell you  ice to pack your flsli in. I tell you he's  got enterprise and deserves to succeed.  Besides, his charges are moderate and  the conveniences worth a lot." "1 guess  Tusk charges about all Its worth, and  no more," said the painter, "and as  long as tliere is lots of free land on  this side of the lake he will have to be  reasonable or watch people tent om  for themselves." "Guess that won't be  long," said tlie quiet mnn. Tuck's father, his brother, and each of his four  boys have taken up land and they'll  own all the lake shore except the big  swamp on t'other side, within a month."  Thc camp was now in an uproar. I'll  .get up a petition against it," raved the  plumber; "it ain't a square deal. No  man should be allowed to own water.  God put this lake here for us all, and  no man or set of men should own It."  ���"Where's the difference between the  water and the land," asked the tailor.  ������Didn't God make the lund for us all,  too. " "Oh, yes, I suppose he did, but  then there's lots of land and this lake's  ���Taluable,-caiise-its.full_of_trout,_and_R  . ain't right, nohow." "Guess the socialists are right," chipped in the carpenter, "then we'd all own the lake and  have Ave hours a day to hsh and tha  -whole of Sunday besides." My opinion  ��� Is that somehow the ofllcials would  manage to have tlie best ot everything  sind this lake Included; for under socialism there would be a host of them,  .said the painter.   Well, I don't want to  ^����������������G����������������������  Tbe Salt  I of Life  is business. Wo want more of ��  it. We'll get it if an out and out g  bargain will fetch it.  How Is This  A two-quart  Hot Water Bottle  or  Fountain Syringe  75c.  The McDowell, Atkins,  Watson Co., Ltd. Liability |  UP-TO-DATE DRUGGISTS. 39 ��  f��i  jjX39������������������������3������������  I go along witli no more government officials, cried Jimmy; why, when 1 was  out with them last year, they nearly  worked me tn death. All Ihey could do  w.is tu di ess themselves, and ll wns  "Jimmy do this," or "Jimmy got mc  that," till 1 was plum tired oul. Tliey  wants too much waiting on to suit me.  The laugh went round, but it only nettled the carpenter. "Kiiugli while you  can, but it's either got to come or slavery, he wild. "Oh. I dunno." it wns tbe  (juiet man who spoke; we all turned to  look at hlni, and 1 wns about to interrupt him, but remembered that he  had saved the bout in n squall and kept  quiet. What's your plan, nsked the  plumber. You all believe ihlt, lake  should belong to the public, don't you?  Yes; came from all. How would it do  to rent it to some one then, and let the  public get the rent. Who would culleet  If.' asked the tailor, ns he folded his  Jegs. Why the people's agent, tlie present collector would do. "Whnt would  we do witli the money? nsked Jimmy.  Jimmy had gut n full while climbing  after a lish-hawk's nest a few yours  ago; it hurt ills head, and lie sometimes asked foolish questions. The road  out near the lake is in bad shape; the  first year's rem would put It in line  condition. Yes. and then more people  would conic out to lish, and thc lessee  would reap tin: benefit, snid tlie paint  er. No, lie couldn't either, eontrndictivl  the plumber, as he knocked the ashes  from his pipe: cause then his privilege  would be worth more, and we could  rnlse Ills lent ami get it back; besides  people don't have to come here and tish  and If his prices were exorbitant he  would not gel enough to mnke a living  nnd pay his rent. Well, a plumber  knows as near ns uny one how much  the public cnu stand, said the carpenter, but Til like tu know how you would  determine the price of the rent. Oil  that's easy enough, said the painter;  Just call for tenders, same as you did  for painting your shop last summer.  Yes, nnd then suppose a feller came  nlong the next jear and offered a lot  more for It and tlle tenant had just put  up a lot of buildings, boat liouses, boats,  etc., how would he fare? Why, if it  was really worth a lot more he would  still have a big advantage and would  be given llrst chance. If he was convinced by past experience that he could  not afford to pay more, he would have  a good chance to sell out his buildings,  boats, etc., tu the greenhorn who was  coming in. Tbe supposition is not a  likely one at all, nnd seldom or never  occurs _w1icvg���landlords- rent- such- a  privilege to a tenant. "Well, now; suppose Tuck rented this lake and it's  shores every year from the government,  where would be the great advantage to  the public between that and his present  ownership of It?" asked the tailor, ns  he uncrossed his legs. "Much every  way." replied the quiet num. in the  Iirst place, public ownership would be  lecognl/.ed, second, monopoly would be  destroyed, and third, the natural rent  value would go buck to the people.  While Tusk would get the legitimate  reward of his labor and capital, "1 believe the sclinme Is nil right," snld thc  printer, slapping his form, and If it  would work on this lake I can't see why  In "Sinn IIIII" Il wouldn't do on nil our  land iimi lakes and mines. It would  work all right. Mild the quiet mnn���and  most of us believed lilm.  UNION EXPRKSS-Phonc 1354. Cor-  Abbott and Hastings streets. Prompt  attention to all calls.  GET ON TIIK VOTEHS" LIST.  J. T. Jones, an old time unionist, who  runs the Empire tobacco store at Victoria, called at tills ollice on Monday,  and extended the glnd hand of brotherhood.  The dues ot the musicians' union in  Scuttle are two dollars a quarter, and  $15 is the fee for becoming a member.  You are entitled to no sick benellt. You  get a t"3 funeral when you die.  A Hood Is nd respecter of the rich,  poor, lame or blind. A rich man's home  In the path of thc water is not .more  safe than a poor man's. Money will  purchase votes, but it will not stop or  retard a volume of watei-, when it  comes withuut warning.  WARNING TO WORKING  PEOPLE.  In reading over ,'>,<liO,(;*,li sweet girl  graduates this year, whose manuscripts  consisted chlelly of lovely paper and  pretty blue ribbons, subjects running  all the way from "Card Parties of the  Future," "All Nature Is Sublime," "Our  Past Life," to "Our Parting Day." I  failed to see an essay b.v any of them  on "How to Fry Potatoes," or "Huw to  Make Good Bread."  A woman in Chicago, aged SI, sued a  man of 27, for breach of promise of marriage. She asked for ?r>0,000 as salve  for her wounded heart, wliich she in-  sited beat as fondly In age as in youth.  The young man said the woman was  crazy, and the court evidently took that  view, fur her suit was dismissed. The  case Is inteiesting as revealing that  there is no immunity rrom cupld's darts  this side of the grave. ,  ILABOR LITERATURE.  All workingmen and others should  read the following pamphlets Issued by  the American Federation of Labor:  Organized Labor, Its Struggles, Its  Enemies, anH Fool Friends, by Samuel  Gompers.  Some Real ons for Chinese Exclusion.  History ol Trade Unions, by Wm.  Trant and T, J. McGKjtre.  Eight Hour Primer by Geo. E. McNeill.  Economic nnd Social Importanoe of  the Elght-h mr Movement, by Geo.  Gunton.  Philosophy of the Eight-hour Movement,  by 'Lemuel Danryid.  Eight-hour Workdsfr, by Samuel  Gompers.  What Does Labor "Want, by Samuel  Gompers.  Phllosoplu-.if Trade Unions, by Dyer  D. Lum.  The "Philosophy or the Labor Movement," by Geo. E. McNeill.  What Labor Could Do, by John Swin-  ton,  The Safety of tho Future Lies in Organized Labor, by Henry D. Lloyd.  Universal Education, by Senator  Henry W. Blair.  Condition of Women Workers, by Ira  M. Van Etten.  Why We Unite.  Report of Discussion on Political Program, Denver Convention, 1894.  No Compulsory Arbitration, by Samuel Gompers.  UNION HOTELS AND SALOONS.  Following are union hotels and saloons and employ union bar 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 slreet, east.  Clly hotel, Powell street/  King's hotel, Carrall street.  Eagle hotel, Cordova street.  Queen's  hotel,   Intersection   Cordova  and Water streets.  . Western Hotel, corner   Cambie   nnd  Water streets.  .Grand  View   hotel,   Cordova street,  west.  Clarence hotel,    corner   Pender and  Seymour streets.  Bridge hotel, at Westminster avenue  bridgo.  Royal hotel, Water street.  Having failed to crush trades unionism on tills coast by direct attack, the  Employers' association of San Francisco has cunningly thrown Itself back  of x 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 grent competition for  employment, because ot 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 daily bread���persons whose presence here will overload the labor market nnd produce distressing conditions.  Lending members of the employers'  association have become members of  the so-called California Promotion  committee, and within that committee  have stood for the distribution  throughout tlie country of an Immense  number ot circulars containing masses  of false and misleading statements  concerning labor conditions in this  state���statements cunningly calculated  to draw hither such classes ot persons  as would best work out the purposes of  the employers' association.  The efforts of the employers to attract large numbers of 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, and are making exceedingly low railroad rates from eastern and Missouri river points to California. In some sections of California  ���particularly the southern part���the  extraordinary number of workingmen  arriving dally ls fast creating a condition" which not only menaces the welfare of the 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 that one thousand workingmen  per week have landed In San Francisco  for several weeks pnst. Lodging houses  are filled up and fewer houses are  for rent than ever before in the history  of San Francisco. Travelling cards  are being deposited in the local unions  at an unusual rate.  To minimize the deceptions referred  to, to protect the workng people designed* to be misled by such deceptions,  and to 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. BENHAM,  President.  1 T. E. ZANT, Secretary.  San Francisco, June 6, 1903.  HOGG'S HALL, corner Westminster  avenue and Keefer street to let. C. J.  Coulter, 837 Harris street.  THE BAKERS.  Proprietors ot 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.  When you want Shoes made  ���to order or repaired���  -GO TO"  Thos 0 Mills 400 Cambie  IIIU9   V. IT��II���� op. Court How  GO TO  I3;i Hastisiii STitUKT East,  for tlie must delicious ICC CREAM,  M'rrcil In thu i-luimusl, briKlilutit miu  iiirlcM (larlor In Iho city.  ���:**k**k>*  George Dales, the socialist editor who  produces the philosophy nf the AVestern  Clarion, has gone to the city of Winnipeg to spend a couple ot months. Socialists refuse to discuss personalities,  but wo call for a suspension of the  rules long enough to remark that  "George" ls a square man.  CLARENCE   HOTEL.  (Under new management.)  JAS. W. MASSEY, Proprietor.  Corner  Pender   and   Seymour Sts.  One block from Post Odlce.   FlrHt-elass  dining room nnd bar; white help only.  Best English ales nnd porter In town.  Rates, $1.00 per day.  the diy HOTEL  R. A'SBEOK, Proprietor.  49 Powell Street, VANOOirVER, B. C.  Terms $1.00 per day.  *^%��)K��a��)K��tt��)K��*��3*afr^  ii  ;?  - -9.  Don't start your wheel on   the  new  season's  work without  a  thorough overhauling,  dt will add much to your comfort and seeur-  R      Uy and will cost you but little.   We have a thoroughly up-to-date  bicycle repair department.  Wm. RALPH, 126 Hastings St.  Stoves, Ranges and Kitchen Furniture.  ii  ��� ���  9  Builders' Hardware  McLENNAN, McFEELY & CO. have the llnest assortment of   this   class   of*  goods to be found In any one estul)llshment,on the coast.   They have a thoroughly practical mnn In charge of this department and It's a pleasure for hlni  to show the goods.   Ask to see tliem before you purchase elsewhere  Store open every Saturday evening until 10 o'clock.   122 Cordova street.  MteLennan9 Mefccly &> Co.  Telephone, No. 44. LIMITED-  ^������^���$^^$���a^^^���*���*���$���&���&���  ii  9  a  a  FOR THE GARDEN  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  price tags will make no  heavy drain on your .**  pocket book.  9.  Vancouver Hardware Co.,  339 Hastings Street.  9HiM0Hi9^i^i9%iW9Hi9Hi9Hi *9Hi0Hi9HZ9Hi9Hi9^W9&9Hi9%��  i��*��w��WA!X^.itew��w��.MW^  ��� ��� ��� ^*mf-*&%mJF^L*/~JVLBLSFU^;��� ��� ���  " The Beer Without a Peer.".  $1 Doz. Pints  $S Poz. Quarts  FOR SALE AT ALL FIRST-CLASS  LIQUOR STORES, HOTELS  AND SALOONS  I Vancouver Breweries, Ltd. 1  Vancouver, B. C.  and for sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Hotels.  Straw  ALL THE LATEST STYLES.  JOHNSTON, KERFOOt ��> CO.  104 find 106 Cordova Street.  Trunk More 121 Masting* St., 0|>|>. Km. Ralph's.  If there is  Any Pleasure  in House-  cleaning  ���It Is In laying away woolens  and blankets that havo been laundered by tho Pioneer Laundry.  Or in putting up curlulns   thnt  have been throutli our hands.  We certainly do two things well  ���launder woolens and curtains.  Steam Laundry  910-914 Richards Street. Tel. 846  Ilranch office In Arcade  Tel. 1178.  WJVBTtteo In The Independent,  The  Welcome ���  324 Carrall Street  Tliree doors from Hastings Street..  Telephone 1388.  Choice lines of Confectionery, Fruits,-..  Soft Drinks and Ice Cream.  Refreshment Parlor���Tea, Coffee, Light.-  Lunches.  PIPES, TOBACCOS, CIGARS..'  Prompt service.  Open  till   midnight.  GEO. C HAMILTON.  %  ,71  u  ill  i j  ill  1  \  /'  h  - :l a  iX.,  "i'Q&r-fe. ^'>A��^iVXU',:l" "���?<! V'-l)r-&-��^��fe<;-.-'!.-avV'--'.&���;'  ' ''-.���!;

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