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Array f letfriatlve Lita-jr Mm.  l.-.*a '  THE ROYAL^BANK  OF   CANADA,  .|aAVINQS   BANK.T^  A doum TtatiYlnB Buslsua  'Jtuaaoted.  e9TITCBS-��utlnKa  atreet,  "W.,  fftatmlMter Anrenue, Vancouver.  B. C. ERMASEKT LOAN AND  ~~     SAYINGS CO.  Authorized Capital . ?10,000,000  Subscribed Capital - ���  1,600,000  Assets Over -    ���   - ���     300,000  Head Office, 821 Cambie Street,  Vancouver, Ii. c.  FOUIiTJLJ   YEAH.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY,   JUNE  33,   1903.  WHOLL xNU. 1G8.  The committee as appointed by the  Trudes  and  Labor- council   to" 'call  a  nomination   convention   for   thc   local  elections has  lost no  time  in getting  down  to  business.    The  date  for  the  holding  of   the   labor  convention * has  been set  for Monday, July  6.       The  unions will be allowed one delegate for  eveiy   10  members.    A   week   earlier,  'namely, Monday, June 29, a preliminary  convention, or rather a working com  mittce will be convened, which wilf be  made "up of  one  delegate  from  each  unlon.i_/This is for the purpose of pre-  paiatory work, such as the framing of  a "platfoim and to^conslder names of  prospective candidates, etc.   Invitations  - have been sent the unions asking that  their   representatives  be  sent   to _tho  proposed convention with full Instructions.  OUR VISITORS;  Vancouver will soon be known as the  city of conventions.  "The I. O. O. P. grand lodge of B.' C.  concluded Its session on Thursday with  a rousing banquet In the evening.  The Presbyterian commissioners of  Canada opened their sessions on Tuesday' and will continue them for about  teii days. 'Many weie the tidings of  comfort and Joy they brought from the  old folks at home to residents ot this  elty.  CHINESE DUNSMUIR.  "Jim" Dunsmulr shows up In his true  colois on the Chinese litimigiation  question.  Speaking In 'the senate Thursday  night, In opposition to the Chinese lm  mlgi atlon bill, Sh Mackenzie Bow ell  read a.;,telegiam fiom_ ex-Piemlei  Dunsmulr, of Biltish Columbia saying,  that the passage.of the'billr would not  "'be in* the'Intelests*of 'the,country*and  would assist the aggressi\e union-of  lnbor which had ahendj hampeied the  Industiies of the piovlnce..  {. II. OF I!. I  The labo^commlsslon 1ms been doing  some good woik, and If nothing else is  gained by its presence the fact remains  that'these gentlemen weie lnsti umental  In bringing, together the contending  parties ln the V. B. of R. E. strike. Up  to 4 o'clock on Thuisday the dallbem-  tlons were held behind closed doois, arranging for the final adjustment of the  strike.. Great credit is due to the ie-  presentatlves of the strlkeis for their  energetic work, and it Is not their fault  If the men don't get all they are after.  The negotiations have leached the point  Just"'before a final settlement can be  made, namely, a vote must be taken of  all the members of the brotherhood to  ratify the agreement. And unltl this  is completed the sti'lke cannot be said  to be elided, although the chances look  very favorably. Messrs. Halton and  Brooke^ have gone up country to consult with the lodges on tlie matter. It  may be stated ,that It w as decided not  to publish the terms of settlement.  MW Wiilli.WliJl I. AM)  L COUNCIL.  A. LOCKOUT;  Ae we go to pi ess, we learn that the  employees at the Dominion Steam laundry, Powell stieet, weie locked out by  the pioprietor, T. -H. Kirk. The dif-  feienee arose over a proposed new wage  schedule, which Is being arbitrated.  The nibltiatois aie 'Messis Lockyer,  F. R. Stew ait. F. Williams.  MACHINISTS' PICNIC.  The local machinists will hold tlieir  annual picnic somewheie on the Inlet  this year. The date fixed for this auspicious occasion Is Saturday, June 20^  All desiring can piocure tickets from  the committee, the price being 50 "cents.  SOCIALIST LECTURE.  "���'^ J. T. Moi tinier presided at the lecture'  of Rev.  B.  F.   Wilson,  of California,  i, held.In;"the"market hall on Thursday  night, i There was a good attendance,  as is 'the usual custom In this" city on  such occasionsV oTTtfieTJIatformTwere  Messrs, McKlnnon, * "Stubblns, and  Lang. The lecturer sustained his rep'u-,  tatlon as a platform ��� speaker, and at  times raised his audience to enthusiasm.  Those who attended weie well lepaid  (or the time thus spent. Mi. AVilson  was giatmed very much with the  Bplendid surroundings of Vancouver. ^  0 JOHN E.  EVANS,  provincial manager Union Mutual Life  InsurnnceCoinpany, Is in receipt of the  following card.ot thanks from Victoria,  B.C.: x     \  Victoila, B. C, June 1, 1003.  Gentlemen,���I am, today In lecelpt of  your drnft In settlement of policy No.  99527 on the life of my late son. Thomas Conlin, nnd tnke this opportunity of  thanking you for your exceedingly  prompt settlement of this claim. I did  not expect payment so soon.      Yours  rvery truly,  '' (Signed) MRS. E. CONLIN.  A speckled-faced printer, as we go to  press, t informs us that It is raining.  All w e can say is let 'er rain. , It is beyond our' kicking powers to stop it,  though it is known that we smash and  make governments.      . s  iRIGS AND SAMPLE HORSES Always on "liana at' Hotel Nortli Vancou-  ver.  * 'I"** * ,  r-1   V|jX   *  The proceedings  of the' royal labor  commission during the past, week have  brought"*clearly  before thejipubllc  the  abuses, which may be often burled In  the secrets  of  business   conducted by  a large coiporatlon.    Theie has  been  disclosed all the petty tyranny we may  expect'in grovelling officialdom.   That  men should be so  treated by a bully  whose salary Is large, to allow a company to add to a dividend ahead**, high  In proportion to the actual Investment  ���aye, laige even in piopoitlon to the  watered  commodity gambled  with  on  the "stock exchange���Is haidly aN state  of  affalis  befitting twentieth  centuiy  civilization.       It  would  se.;m  that  In  many officials we have successois woi-  thy the positions ot thee who lashed  the   quiveilng   flesh   of   theii   huinon  kind,   in   the  dai.kest   past ot'sla\eiy  days.   We venture to believe that the  scoie fiom the dilveis' whip was not  moie keenly felt thnn the modem ln-  stiuments bt loituie duectedt against  these,\tathers ,and,vProyjdei^ tot,:.the  mouths of. the-innocents'of our.homes,.  We"gather"that the U.B. of R  E. a>e  endeavoring   to   establish   Justification  for the organization of the local union  Apart fiom the good done In biingmg  out   the   afoiesaid   dnninglng  evidence  against the C. P. R    weffOnslder It a  disgrace to our times that1 men sliould  be placed in the position of defending  their right to oiganize,  theli  light to  employ even their scanty houis of leisure���which    "our   gieat   coiporatlon"  peimitted, to   its, oflice   eniploj ees���In  any manner-they should choose.    Let  us cease talking about the fieedom of  British institutions.  Of , course, It may be so that the  commission must show a sufficient reason for their Inquiries. But���well, "we  have,In mind what happened in this  piovlnce to one representing the department of labor, who endeavored to  do his duty. Theie was one who had  been largely instrumental In forcing  the government to take a st.uid in industrial disputes, and the w ork he personally did speaks for itself., When,  however, the dangeious ground of investigation Is touched upon. It is a  matter for the poweis at Ottawa to  weigh In the balance of political expediency.���While-the public_mind_must  be,coached, Into o,favoiable opinion of  the HberaHparty, the financial backing  of the Institution must not be interfered  with. It iB^not unlikely Messis. Jar-  flay, Cox& Co., etc., might object to  such things as investigations Into labor  tioubles, ln view of which beware, gentlemen ' of the''commission, bewnie!  Still, it Is drawing''near again to the  time for a general election and a grand  flourish In labor Interests might again  prove the open sesame to'the predominance of liberalism In Biltish Columbia  CHEAP LABOR IN,THE NORTH.  Speaking about cheap child laboi In  the South, we ha\e some cheap labor  In the North, too. A gentlemnn who  recently made an Investigation of conditions In Chicago, found a "co-opeia-  tlve" plan by seveial companies ot Italians and Poles. The "plan" consists  of hiring a large tenement of seven oi  eight rooms and gathering 30 or 40 people Into this one tenement. The food  consists largely of soup, few vegetables with cheap meats and a wash tub  of beer on Saturday night. The average cost per week is 95 cents pei  head. Think of It, less than'Sl a week  to live! Is It any wonder they work  cheap?/ They are Ignorant and diity  and live Uttle, 'K any, better than1 cattle.���Shoe "Workers* Journal.  Last Satuulay evening was an  eventful one at New Westminster, not  alone fot the citizen* ot the town wno  turned out en masse to welcome Premier McBilde on his leturn home, but  also for organized labor. The occasion  was the formation of a Tiades and Labor Council. .PiomptVu 8 30 the delegates from, thei,vuil0U8 unions assembled ln the hall of the" Street Railway  Men's union, and got dow n to business.  Messrs. H. C. Benson. Geoige Har-  gieaves repiesented the woodworkeis;  Messrs. L. Witt, F. Lynch, J. W. Campbell, cigarmakers; Geo. Maekle, Robt.  Molr, H. J. Buttei Held. B. C. Fishermen; L. Williams, J. S." Rainey, R.  Whltmoie, Stieet RMlwuy men. The  pi inters will be on hand next meeting.  Geo. Bartley, of Vancouver, was voted to the chair, and made a few remarks peitlnent to the occasion. Westminster was an lmportunt place and it  was necessaiy foi laboi to be an organized factor in the destinies of the city.  F. Lynch acted us temporary secretary.  After some discussion it was decided  on motion or L. Witt and H. J. Butter-  field to proceed.with the election ot officers. Those elected weie: .  President���L. Williams, of the Street"  Railway men  Vice-president���F. Ljnch, of the cig-  armakeis.  Secretaij��� Geo. Haigieaves. of the  woodworkeis  Treasurer���J. S. Raine>, of the Stieet  Railway men.  'On motion it was decided that the  dooi keeper be appointed at each eveii'  ing.  The , selection of standing committees was laid ovei.  The chairman then .installed the  newly-elected otflceis, who took their  iespectl\e stations. /  "' Piesldent .Williams in a few brief le-  marks/thanked the council for the honor it,had,bestowed upon hlui He hoped  the delegates 'would not be remiss' in  theli duties as the woik ot? oigaiu'zed  laboi was most impoi tant at the pies-  sent junctuie. Othei unions would be  oiganlzed and he was- sanguine that the  new council "would soon be in a position to do eonsldeinble good woik  A committee. compiising Messis  Butterfield, Whltmoie Canipbt.ll and  Haigiea\es, was appointed to diaft a  constitution and bj-Iaws.  It was decided to meet'on the iiist  Satuiday'and thlid Tuesday in each  month at S.JO o'clock.  A vote of thanks was tendeied Geo  Baitley for taking pait In the "ptoceed-  Ings.  .Adjourned  AflAULiJUTtii) (JAKPHf-  TEKS.  KMP AWAY HIOJl (IAUURV.  < CAN'T BE ,DONE,  Every man .has a light to quit woik  and ask for higher wages, and every  organization of men has identically the  same rights. No Judge, no matter of  what exalted degiee, can say them nay.  He may issue van injunction against  disorder where none was intended, and  against Interfeience wheie none was  contemplated.but he cannot force a man  to leturn to a position he has volun-  taiily suriendeied, noi can he fix his  wage. Thus his injunction falls flat.  You can go out and put a man under  bond to keep"the peace who never intended to bieak it, but you accomplish  nothing by so doing.���Huntington Review.  THE OLDEST UNIONS.  The following nie claimed to be the  oldest unions In Ameiica: ISO.!, New  Yoik Society of Journeymen Shipwrights; ISOl), an oig.mlzattoii or the  house cnrpcnteis ot the same city:  1S06. the Tallois' union: 1S19. the hat-  tei?' organization: 1S22, the Coluinbli  chai (table Society of Shipwrights .uul  Caulkeis" of" Boston mid Chailenton.  Mention Is also mnde oC the New York  Typogiaphicnl society, which was a  going concern In 1S17, and which Is  supposed to hnve had its stait In the  previous eentui y.  Hotel North Vancouver, finest summer resort on the coast. Overlooking  Burrard Inlet.   Rates moderate.  The fable^of the economists that the  capitalists got their start by a primitive accumulation might be true, but  some of us have our suspicions that the  stupidity of the w*orkeis,had something  to ao.with. it.���Toller.    -     -    -     ���    ���  . Aecoidlng to the forty-set ond annual  repoit of the Amalgamated Society of  Caipenters and Joiners, that oiganl-  zatlon has some S1G branches, sltuited  as follows: United Kingdom, 711; United States, 46: Canada, S. New Zealand,  12; Australia. 30; and South Africa, 9.  These bodies have an aggiegate mem-  beishlp of 67,018. During 1901 the le-  celpts amounted to ��163,93S: dlsbuise-  ments, ��186,362; cash balance. ��1 SI.��(",->.  The money paid out of the treasuiy as  unemployed benellt amounted to ��44,-  511, averaging 13s. 2d. a member, Another large Item of expendituie "was  for trade prlvlleges/whlch Involved an  outlay  of   ��S7,437.  General Secretary F. Chandler s>iys:  "In refeience to this branch of our  operations, I am firmly convinced that  committees and members generally rely  too much on the belief that local circumstances w III, at all times, determine  the result of a trade movement, and  close their eyes to a number of other  factors, which have such aii Important  bearing on results, more especially  where employers are federated together  to secure common ends and definite  objects/and in this connection I believe,  It would be well If gi eater confidence  .and reliance were placed In the opinions  of the executive council, whose views  are formed thiough having to deal with  whole the country Instead of a situation.  "Everyone knows that good faith Is  difficult to secuie, as until tested by  months of blttei experience few can be  found to give up their belief ln the efficacy of sti Ikes as a mans for secui ing  all" that is desiied, and. if pel mission  was withheld, would neier the of condemning the executive council for having ptevented them fiom letaliungsome  pilvllege of seeming conditions ot labor."  Sick-benefits cost ��3G.99o a\eragmg  about 12d. a member. Supeiannuntion  rt*t ��21,349, aveiaging 6s.'4*A'd. a mem-  bei .Grants fiom contingent and special tunds for assisting tiade movements  amounted to ��7,760. ,  AU men looking foi w oi k ai e w ,u ned  to keep away fiom Calgary. The foui  lumber nieichants, it is stated, are  ���"embeis of the "combine," which pi actually is holding up the city.  The teanisteis have put in a schedule  to the team owneis. Four master  teanisteis signed lt for one year.  On June 1 the carpenters resolved  not to handle material diawn by scab  teanisteis.  Contractois have locked out the union  men. Stono masons aie also involved.  Employeis have declared war on the  unions, and an effort is being made to  visit the Retail Clerks' union, "so y.e  are Just lively," adds the correspondent.  >'.  Go\einmtnts are simply the leflex of  the people w ho elect them.  It Is questionable wJielher the labor  pioblem can be solved at the ballot-  box, i  FROM SEATTLE.  Piactlcally eveiy barbei shop in the  city Is fair with the union.     ���.  The brewery workeis repoit that  there Is not a strike or lockout of any  union In the entire International.  The waitresses expect to have 201  membeis bj next meeting. The union  is in a healthy state..-  The butchers' new contract with the  market proprletois went Into effect last  week. ������  The builders' laborers aie negotiating  with the A. F. of L legaiding tlieir  juilsdictlon     This Is a stiong union.  The mouldeis' sti ike is still on at  Moi an Brothers Company, and the Fie-  mont lion Works.  The palnteis have*selected Mr. Stevens as business agent. The tiade is  In a f.ouiishtng state  Steam engineeis ,'are hailng wage  agieenients Mgned by the dllXeient Ice  companies  G. S.���Youi lettei ie the socialists  dominating the proposed labor convention Is too personal and piemature, we  think, for publication.  Of course the union often makes mistakes, and will continue to do so. And  so does the employer, �� ho often is most  unreasonable and unbearable.  Some ot our local champions of socialism  talk  too  much.    Socialism  in  their hands is Just about as safe as a,  loaded gun In the maws ot a lunatic.  We are told by the statistician that  each of us drank 18 gallons of beer and  a third of a gallon of whiskey last year.  The Independent didn't get what it was  entitled to, then.       i  Josh Billings, who was considerable  of a politician, said: "There Isn't  much dltfeience between being dumb  as a mule and knowing a whole lot  that ain't so."  The reason given by the Great Northern railroad for, discharging 1,000 Japanese tmcUmen and substituting Italians, was that the latter will be cheap-  ei. Think or this and Chinese restriction.  POLITICAL SITUATION AT  NANAIMO.  A correspondent says-that it is im-  1 osslble to size up the political situation there co^iectlj. But judging'of  the movements now going on in the  mineis' union, theie Is at piesent a  glow ing "dissatisfaction with the Western Fedeiation of Mineis, and owing  to the intimate connection between that  body and the 'socialists as a political  party, this will have a tendency to  weaken     theii     position. Piobably  the fact that veiy little lellel has jet  reached the Ladysmlth mineis fiom  Denver Is that which influences the  men ln the new attitude they aie assuming moie than anj other. Theie is  again the example of the Ciow's Nest  mineis, whose secession fiom the Federation and subsequent affiliation with  the United Mine Woikeis has not  passed unnoticed.  CANADIAN LABOR NOIES.  The Bilcklayer's union of Toi onto at  a special meeting last week, decided  to return to woik, after being out one  month in'sympathy with the lnboieis,  by which 400 ot their membeis lost 45  cents an houi for every woiking day in  that time. Duiing the time the brlck-  layeis were In session, Messis. PIcton,  Tyler and Booth, of the bulldeis' labor-  eis, were admitted and addiessed the  meeting. They nsked the bilcklayers  not to woik on any building on which  less than 2S cents nn houi wns paid  laboi eis. This the brlckluyeis lefused  to do.,  The Journeymen Hoiseshocts' union  of Toionto lepoit a membeishlp of SV  Vt their meeting leeentiy they talked  Incieased wiiges. At piesent llooimen  get $11 u week and tlieiuen $12.  An Ottawa dispatch sajs Deputy  Minister Sinuit has giien out figures  which show that at the end of June 30  the total number of, immigiants arriving In Canada duiing the fiscal year  will appioxlmate 120,000, the laigest on  record.  J. A. Davidson, corner >.mbie and  Cordova Sts'., ls the plact where you  get your hair cut In an artistic manner.  HOGG'S HALL, corner Westminster  avenue and Keefer street to let. C. J.  Coulter, 837 Harris stieet.  SHOV YOUR SINCERITY*.  Opposed ' to strikes, you say? God  bless jou, ro aie we, so aie all woiking men, and the e\peilenced union  moie than any other. Just so is the  tlied father oppsed to a long ti ip in the  stonn at night for a doctor, but he  goes) willlnglj enough. ,\\hen~he finds  that the life of his child depends on It.  Opposed to sti ikes' Pio\e It! Paj  join emplojees a fan w.ige, compaied  with what thej cun earn toi vou, and  w ith the cost ot their^ necessities, and  theie will be no sti ike. Opposed to  stukes' Stiikes aie easily pievented  A leasonable amount of lespect foi the  plnsieal well-being of.joai emplojees  and a slight cuib placed upon jour own  gieed is a positive guarantee against  sti Ikes. If you are opposed to 'em.  don't fight against 'em���pievent 'em ���  St. Louis Labor Compendium.  THESE  CRIES MEAN  CASH.  J'De\*eloping    the    undeveloped    re-  souices of the country."  It was to the merry tune of this llng-  ing phrase that the Ciow's Nest Pass  deal was perpetiated.  '"The Tianspoitation Pioblem."  , It was by ringing the changes on  these magic woids that Hon. Cliffoid  Sifton enabled Mackenzie & Mann to  wiest an emplie in public lands and  public money and public fianchises  fiom the leluetanee of the liberal  paitv.  "Build up Ontai to.'  This ciy, Invented by Hon. J R.  Stiatton and repeated by Hon. G. W.  "Kossrcovered the~multitude of sins'ln-  \olved In the deals with Mackenzie &  Mann nnd the deals with F. H. Cleigue  and the policy of concessions all along  the Hue.���Telegiam .  WRO'S O'NEILL?  A western man named John O'Neill  writes a se\eie and contemptible two-  column roast ot John Mitchell In the  Miner's Magazine., It Is a mean. Jealous baekcnpplng session. Nobody In  theso pni ts knows w ho John M. O'Neill  I.s. hut John Mitchell Is known to eveiy  adult peison In America who can iead  nnd wilte. The ioast Is fiom n freak  member of the ied button pipe di camel's club, who hates John Mitchell because he did not fill his annual addiess  ti.'the mineis' union with "class conscious" catch phi uses. O'Neill! O'Neill'  Who thc devil is O'Neill? Why doesn't  he go down to Pennsylvania and show*  the mineis how lo organize a union?  Whi* doesn't he go down to Colorado  Spilngs and flx things? They are a  little out of gear In that town.���Western  Laborer.  In our advertising columns appeals  an anouncement.of the Red Cross Union Drug Stoie that they are now prepared to supply drugs and All/prescriptions at moderate prices. This firm belongs to, no ^druggist ^combine, and is  a worklngrha'n's drug store from* beginning to end.   Give them a call.  It is amusing to watch the antics of  some people who ure daft on socialism.  It you Just happen to put in a good  woid foi socialist piinciples, thej will ���  lc'ply with a sickly grin that jou are  "ilnting with socialism" '  The    cigaimakeis   and    the   gianite  woikeis  both    established  the    S-houi  woik-day   without   any  aid   tiom   any^'  politician oi political pait> whatsoe'er.   a  Other tiades can do likewise whenever   "  thej  will build up a solid union. ,;_       ���  ?~" -t  A well-to-do meichant told the wntei that woiklngmen in this countiy  we'ie moie exacting and bettei paid  than they weie an*,where else in Can-_  ada If this is so, the same thing applies to our business men. ���  Pienuer "Dick" McBrlde is now pre-  paied to give "pointeis" to all and sun-  diy "knockets' when they run out of  something to "kick" about. He evidently don't know Vancou\er. Tliere is-  a glut now In the "knocker" market  heie.  The health inspectoi should Inspect  the parts of the cltj wheie no sewers  exist. Sink-holes, cisterns and cesspools aie disease Incubatois of the  most dahgeious tjpe, and may get'  their woik in in gieat shape ^duiing  this piesent spell or tiopical weather.  White woik'iigmen in Hawaii are oi-  ganlzlng a union toi the puipose of ���  ditWng the Oilentals out of the country.  A demand has been made roi legislation lequlring licenses for all mechanics, w'th such lestilctlons that nelthei  Chinese not Japanese could become  subjects  The A. F. of_L and the T. and C. of  Caiinda_inust~tTike"up tlie queitlon~of"  the black list and agitate foi the passing of criminal laws against the blacklisting by railroad coipoiatlons JustV  to think that people should give millions of money to railioad companies  who In tuin blacklist rn.mj ot oui best  citizens. ^ "'  In the United States the workingmen  leceive fiom 40 to 100, per cent, higher  wages than any otliei gieat nation, and  we woik shoitei houis than most nations. j*ct we me nble to compete In the  maikets of the woild, with nil nations.  This piovpi, thai high wages and shelter bonis aie best foi the whole nation  ns well us foi the woikeis���Shoe  Woikeis' Journal  Thnt theie is something radically  wiong with the methods of conducting  the city s business is evidenced by the  \arlous makeshifts and economies tlu  civic committees aie put to make both  ends meet. The further fact also that  about $150,000 aie badly needed for  sew eis, and that laige sums should be'  expended on the roads and sidewalks  makes It-quite apparent that the city^  fathers should wake up to the occasion  and give the people to understand that  they mean business. . Our systemof  taxation is" very bad'and needs considerable fixing. '  .  >'' ~f-1  >?' i  {,v>l  'i-\  fc$k  ' #  I'J  .itf-i THE INDEPENDENT,  ?!?? -  m  mi-  :;*>'"'-  ���'g!.'i--  'I'  1.*  jfe  If-  SATURDAY JUNE 13,  1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IX   TUB    l.N*-  TERESTS 01? THE MASSES  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  BASEMENT    OF      FLACK       BLOCK.  HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTIONS IN ADVANCE.  A week, 5 cenls; month, 15 cents; throe  months, 25 cents; six months, 50 cents;  ono year, 51,00.  ENDORSED BY THE  TRADES & LABOR COUNCIL OF VAX-  COUVER,  TRADES fc LABOR COUNCIL OF VICTORIA.  VANCOUVER   BUILDING   TRADES  COUNCIL.  .The Independent can always be had  st Galloway's book store, arcade.  FROM"  Are Always  tbe finest  Cr- Vie do developing' mil ilnUhiiig for  nniuicur nud |irofes��loiiiil-plioli'H"1l'��v^. ' '<"-  lurefiiiuiinn. ,;  '14-CORDOVA &T. W.  Vancouver Union Directory.  The  SATURDAY...  ...JUNK 13,   11103  -POLITICS."  .'���Local-politicians? and particularly the  trimmers'-among them,-have, started In  laying plans so that iill things will run  lhelr way by?the time the'ordinaiy'vdt-  >rs  wake, up and  tal;e> a  hand  In  the  game. ,'���   As -usual the''? names of but a  very few are mentioned a.s having any.  .- infiuenci- in the approaching campaign.  It is what this one thinks ana that one  ,., is iii favor of that seems to be of any  importance.     The idea that the decrees  of these "gentlemen"' may be Isuceess-  '.fully, overruled  at  the. caucuses or at  the.; polls .appears;  never?,to  enter into  the consideration ol- the interested ones.  '"According, to  the  would-be ."'moulders  .:��� of''public opinion"  the ordinary voter  , "cuts no ice.",for the reason  that' lie  .   has not exercised liis power and Ills influence, and cannot regain ''it without  bolting;,  which?..the- slave to party re--.  ; Sards as an undignified act.     There is  -iio,'dlgnlty in this.matter.    It is simply  7 the fear of the,wrath that is threatened  ? liy the grafters and trimmers.    A good  .citizen can't really ..-be? a slave to his  ���:-. party, y7 Any. political scallawag with  '/'.nerve, .can break.into the inner, circle,  -while the common voter, who. is afraid  ��� to register a7kick, has no more power  than  a.slwash.       This-kind  of thing:  ? -vvill continue? just so.l��nS asthe sre.-it  , V mass of: the .people allows It.   ? Another  fact is noticed ?that, should a nomina-  .?.;tlon happen to.be'made not suitable to  the   trimmers  or  grafters  they  don't  .hesitate.a moment to bolt..   If It is the  eustomfoi'the.ring to bolt when things  .-go against tliem, why should it not be  .perfectly  legitimate,for, those opposed  ? toring.prpartj"! rule to get "in the swim  .and.'put? up:a straight ticket that can'  7.be relied on and.trusted by the.working  Classes?"    Unless all signs?fail some ac-  :��� tlon of this kind will be necessary long  ? before the, elections.are brought on, if  ..the people are to rule, but it the'graft-  ,.ers are, to have things all their own way  :al] the.'"intelligent"' voters have: to do  ? isto be quietV;  -       is published at  112 HASTINGS STREET WEST,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  It arises every Saturday .morning,  and is sent to any address on this  broad continent for $1 a year,  A limited number of ads. are always  acceptable.    .  You  not  will miss something- if you do  Read it To-Day  ^������i*^r^^^K^^f^K^f��;l{��>rn*  $00 TO  ;r"  tl  $  ISS ir.isris��M Stubbt East,  for the mo'si delicious ICf CREAM,  served in llie domest, liriglitesiumi  iriest parlor in ihu.ulty.  ^K*:-K*H(��**H��*HC*M^ttjK^*��  1"E CUT HOTEL  '.'"-..   R.ASBEOK,.,Proprietor.  49 Powell Street, VANCOUVER, B.'C..  Terms $1.00.per day. '���":''  CLARENCE   HOTEL.  ?'?',? (Under new management.) ? 7?  ���'.''.' JAS. W. MASSEY, Proprietor. jXy  Corner Pender and7 Seymour?'Sts. ?  One block from.Post Office.?! First-class  dining, room? and?.b'ar; white -Kelp: only:  Best?English-ales and porter in;','town.  Rates, $1.00 per, day.?   ?.?,?-. ? ,'....   ���"??  'foOT'&S'/Qf" xr.  WORKERS UNlOft*1'  THE VANCOUVER TRADES AND  Labor Council meets first and third  Thursday In each month, at 7.S0 p.m.  President, W. 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; trustees, Messrs. Pound, Cross and Thompson; . executive committee, Messrs. George  and Gothard.  SHIRT WAIST AAD LA'UNDRY  WORKERS' UNION, No. lOo.-MectB  every 2nd and 4th Thursday In each  month In Union Hall. President, R. N.  Hogg; corresponding secretary, Wallace  Sharp, Ills Richards St.; financial Hecre-  tarjv Mr. Lee; treasurer, F. Young; delegates to Trndes and Labor Council,  Messrs. Hargie, Coltart, Lee and Hogg.  WAITERS AND WAITRESSES' UNlOK  LocnlNo. SB. Piesident, Charles Over  vi..e-i'!-esi(jt��m. ?".. \. ll''i-rin<jtoii: seer**  tuiy-tieusuier. ..I. 11. Perkins; recording  secretary, Jliss A. Sciii'lo; Press .agciil  W. Ellender. ileuiiug every -''second I-'n  tiay evening nl SHO o'clock in'Unioi  Hull, corner Homer nml Biiiisniulr slrwii  JOURNEYMEN TAILORS" UNION Or  America No. ITS. ��� Meets 1st and 3rd  Mondays In room No. 1, Union Hall. Piesldent, C. L. Whalen; vice-president, J  T. Mortimer; recording secretary, F  Williams, 1H4 7th avenue, west; secretary-treasurer, J. Savage; sergeant-at-arms,  H. Brazeau; delegate's to Trades & Labor Council, F. Williams and J. T. Mortimer.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No. US, \V  F. M., meets every Saturday at 7.3U p  in. In Forester's Hall. Van Anda. Presl  dent, John D. Fraser; vice-president, J  XV. Austin; secretary. Alfred Raper  treasurer. A. G. Delghton; conductor,  Wm. A. McKay; warden, Henry Patterson. . .' ������-.,  &^.*.+.+9'���-90*m*'00'���*'99-m"*99  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNATIONAL Union, 'No. 120���President, E. Harpur;; vice-president, J. Gil-  man; corresponding-financial secretary,  J. A. Stewart,.44;i 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 flrst and third Wednesdays of  each month in Union Hall. "  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF. CAR-  ...PENTERS and Joiners���Meets,every  second and fourth Wednesday in Union  hall, room 2. President, A.5E.? Coffin;  vice-president, L. C. DeWolf; recording  secretary, Geo.; Dobbin, 533 Hamilton  St.-; financial secretary,'.-. J. McLeod;  treasurer, G.t.Adams; conductor, H.  Howes; warden, J. F. Gray; delegates  to T. & L. Council, Geo. Dobbln.-Geo.  Adams, A. E. Coffin, L. C. DeWolf and  S. O'Brien; delegates to the Building  Trades Council, H. Howes and J. McLeod. ' ?'  TEAM DRIVERS' INTERNATIONAL  UNION, No. 409���Meets 1st.and 3rd  Wednesday in each month ln Union Hall  President, "j; C. Kerr; vice-president, S.  Cawker;. sec.-treas., D. Mclver; rec sec.,  E. Bridge; correspondent, F. Topham;  warden, A. E. Soaper; conductor,' J. Little-; trustees, C. B. Hlgglnson, R?' Haywood and A. Robinson; delegates toT. &  L. Council, J. J. Harrison, A. E- Soaper,  Geo. Dun-lop,- J.C. Kerr and C B.aHig  glnson.'   .? -7;';7.';"-'?-i7! .'���' ?.-?���? 7,r ,:??-7     .??-i:'  INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF BLAOK-  -.SMITHS, Vancouver .Union, ��� No. 151.-  Meets the first and third Monday, in each  month at S p. m., in Union hall. Homer  street. -President, A. A. Bigg,,vice-president? G. tv. Smart; financial secretary,  Chas. McAllister; recording secretary, D  Robinson, box 37, Vancouver, B.C.; dele-  crates . to the Trades and Labor council.-  William. Latham, D. Robinson, H. Howard?   ?'?7 ":-. "''" -7?:.7  '-.-We hear;a-great deal these days of  former eniployees of railroad compaii-  7ies being'blacklisted. .-��� And .everyone  ���with.'. aiiyexperience believes that the  '���railway corporations?have it black, list?  Now, if .the 7brotherhoodswould: adopt  Uie same tactics towards company officials and ? blacklist .them, they could  make things so hot foi" these -gentry  that the headsof companies ^would not  hesitate a moment in removing them  from? their positions. ���;." The railway organizations don't realize what apower  they are when It comes to "an.agitation  for the removal of too ollicious olllclals.  The brotherhoods must protect their  ���;..,. members from the stilleto of the blnek-  VV'lIst, and tliey must start right in now.  ?..VAs.;'matters stand, the only thing for a  ;��� j-blackllsted railroad employee to do Is  ?? to give up railroading and go at some-,  thing else,    it makes no difference how  good a workman he Is.     The blacklist  Is king of assassins.  Buy aiid wear union stamp shoes,  andthus protect the labor, movement  against independent and 'hostile factions that retard the recognized trade  union.".  The union stamp' on shoes is found  on the sole, Insole or lining of all union  made shoes. Shoes .without the stamp  are convict, non-unlo'n or unfair.   7;  Patronize the - labels of all'crafts...  .,': Demand the Retail Clerks' union card  In? all stores.7   '������'.  LE^PEISTV.'7,'vn?v':':���:'  FAMILY THEATRE vv 7 :  This. Theatre is strlety a UNION  HOUSE, ?.?.'?   ���;."���':'  Employing UNION ACTORS. '���-'��� ���.  Thus securing; the: VERY" BEST  TALENT. . ,...,,    ?,;  ^y~y���^^PBice=iQ-CtNTs.=^=���:���~x  BUIU3ERS' LABORERS' FEDERAL  UNION, No., 32, .Vancouver.���Meets ��� every, other Tuesday evening, at S o'clock,  in the large room, Union Hall. President,  J. Sully; vice-president, W.'���Lyon's;,secre-.  tary. H. Sellers, Western Hotel; treasurer,  J.'.'Cosgrove; warden, H. Chapman; conductor, J. Guiiderson; delegates to Trades  & Labor Council, J. Sullj'.G. payne, J.  Cosgrove and H. Sellers; delegates to  Building Trades Council, J. Sully? and J.  Cosgrove.  '    .���<,. " ��� ��� '?>' .'���������-. ,'���.',-.-���.. ���:'  THE  PLACE  TO  ':, buy  shirtwaists.  WHERE IS IT?  Why if you want the  best choice and the best  prices it is at   <*���   j*  ��mm ale's  COKDOVA ST,  STORE.  9+,a,.. 99. .'4\9.<i���,99,.���.99-.,.-94)  iK���S A  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 him the hardest struggle to wear them out he ever had. Every stitch defies rough "wear. They  nre double nt the knees, the heels, the toes, giving long life and perfect satis,  faction. PRICES 23c and 40c. We are the sole agents in this city for Boys'  Black Cat Hose.   Everything, In boys' wear at  CLUBB   &   STEWART,  Telephone 702. 309 to 315 Hastings St. W.  iy++f++*f++++ + ++-+++++4  *      WHAT'S THE USE  oi hunymg about buying Life Insurance so many men think and Bay. At  lenst two -trong reasons are: Good health is uncertain: Increased com In  1-t.Ttnin.  What's tho use of waiting might better be Midi  UNION MUTUAL   POLICIES  nmy Lc depended upon to protect throughout the varying experiences    of  human life, lo faithfully guard the Interests    of the    Insured, and to be  promptly cashed whon they become payable.    Values anil priTileges abound  and   are   conveniently  available. Detailed facts gladly furnished.  After three years tho Union Mutual Policies do not become void by failure'  to pay premiums, tho Main Non-Forfeiture Un without action oi the  Policy-holder, continuing tho Insurance for a Specified length of time.  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS"  Cigar factory  NEW WESTMINSTER.  PHONE I220A.  Gai^^terand Joiner  516-518 Seymour St.  Between Pender and Dunsmuir Sts.  All kinds of Work In this line promptly :attended to.'���';J:-.[-i~.;.yl  ���������������e���������������������������������ee***  ������������������������������������������������������������������  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,  Spocial  Agent. . I  +990900++ +++00000+++++++ +++++ + + + +\ 9  9  COENER HASTINGS AND CAMBIE  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  Now, modern anil strictly first-class;  good sample rooms; freo 'bus. Weok  days���Breakfast 7 to 10 a. in., lunch  12 m. to 3 p. m., dlnnor, 6 to 8,p. ni.  Sundays���Breakfast 7:80 to 10:80 a.  m., lunch 12:80 to 2 p. m., dinner, 5:80  to 7:80 p. m. Rates $2 and upwards  per day. HAYWOOD & PRESCOTT,  Proprietors.  Tbe Docigal! 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, 25c.; lunches put up; eastern and Olympian oysters; short orders a specialty at all hours;  meal tickets $4; best 25c. meal tn the  city.     D. BURTON, Proprietor.  The-  819   SEYMOUR   STREET,  VER.  VANCOU-  Meeting.  F. O. E.���VANCOUVER AERIE, No. ��,  meets Wednesday evenings; vielttnjr  brethren -welcome.   Bert Parsons, W.'  P.: J. Q. "Ore, W. 8., Arcade.  THERE IS  'of Fire or Injur"  Health when you usr  the    ���  The price is now  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office of  VANCOUVER-, TYPOGRAPHICAL',UN-  1 OX. N'O. 220, meets the 4th Monday in  each month at Union Hall. President,  XV. J. MacKtiy; vice-president. S..J- Gothard;. secretary, W. H. Hunt, p. o.?Box M;  treasurer,: John -Watkins; ??Rergea?ntTat-  arms.���'James-Webster; executive committee. Ralph ' Wilson, A: XV. 7Flnbow, N.  Clelnnd . aiid,?.P.- Kellas;: delegates to  Trades.and Labor' Council, Robert Todd,  George Bartley,  Geo.,,Wilby. ?.?     >���  Wlien voir Avant Shoes made  to order or rqiaircil  "GO 10���  Thos 0. Mills,B  Op. Court House  ++00 9+ 000 00 00 + + ++ 0000004>0+++++00++  j Souvenirs of Van-1  couver and B. C.  :       at  STREET .RAILWAY ? MEM'S UNION.-  Meets second and fourth Wednesday  ���of each month In Sutherland Hall, corner Westminster Avenue and? Hastings  Street, at S p.m. President, James McGuigan; - vlcerpresldent, A. G.. Elliott;  secretnry, a. G. Perry, 33 Seventh Avenue;  treasurer, w. H. Vanderwarker; conductor,H. Howes; warden, G. Martin; sen-  t!ne!fiD:-=Smith;=delega;tes-to-Trp?des-and1  Labor Council, B. Marshall, F.C. O'Brien,  Geo. Lenfesty, A. J. Wilson and James  McGuigan.  ? ?Oh?PRIDAY, MAY 1ST, of Millln-  - ' ?ery and Dry? Goods. ? MILLINERY,  "* , the?latest? styles from Toronto. My  ?. stock is new and prices to suit customers lnevery line���not excelled in  V the city. LADIES.? CORDIALLY"  .'? ? INVITED. y.A 7  ,.-V?307 WESTMINSTER. AVENUE.  ��� ��� �� ��� ��� ��� ��� 9 9'��� ��� ��� ��� ���������������������������  ��� ������������������moo 9999�����������������������  Having the only up-to-date grill room  <n British Columbia, which ln Itsolfja a  guarantee of a first-class hotel and restaurant. Business Men's LUNCH, from  12 m. to 2:30 p. m., only 25 cents.  CORNER   CORDOVA   AND   CARRALL  STREETS,  VANCOUVER.  Make9 a specialty of Dewar's sponlal  liqueur, also Usher's black label liqueur  whiskey. Largo btock of Imported and  domestic cigara. Finest billiard and  pool tables. R.     B.    MULLIGAN &  CO.. Proprietor!. * '  LTD.  Cor. .Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  THE'. RETAIL CLERICS' 7 INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets In CNBrlen's Hall, the first and  third Tuesdays of each month. J.' A.  Murray, president; w. 3. Lamrick, secretary, 24S Princess street.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF  Machinists, Beaver Lodge, No. 1S2.���  Meets second nnd fourth Wednesdays In  each month Inthe Lesser O'Brien Hall.  President, Geo. P. Downey; past president,'J. R. EdwnrdB; vice-president, H. J.  Littler; recording secretary,..-J....H. McVety; financial secretary, J. Anderson.  Tbe Jeweler and  Diamond  Merchant      9  f COR. GRANVILLE AND HASTINGS STREETS. '" ���  I      Ofllclal Watch Inspeotor of the C. P. X. ,9  0+^+0+0+00+9+0 + + + ++0 +++++0++9+[+.+i+iJ9i+',  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF  Electrical Workers. Vancouver Local,  N'o. '213���Meets second and fourth Wednesday In each month ln O'Brien's Hall. President, A. McDonald; vice-president, j.  Dubberley; recording secretary, 8. W.  Huston; financial secretary, H. V. Ran-  fcln.  , ���We are ?: selling  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   be  sold to make room for our new stock.  GEO. E. JAMES,  13 Hastings Street E.      Vancouver '  Colombia  Hotel  -    76 CORDOVA'STREET.  ���L?Unaer_??je\v_^ management. Dining  Room Unsurpassed. Everything Newly Renovated. RATES���$1 a? Day, Special Rate by.the Week. Louis Adams  and James Guthrie, Proprietors.  - Wc, tlio undersigned, hnndlo the  only USIOX MADE CIGAKETTES  mado in Canada. V KAKNAC, V. C.  'iiiulT.&B.'-''���'.'" ? :   -  S. HARCUS. ,  C. FORSBURG.  -CHAS. PECK.    ,.  ? D. M'LONALD.      ?-:���.,"���'  ?R. L?  RICE..;-"���-.'A-"j  XV. A. CALLAGHAN.  CHAS. M'DONOUGH.  W.J. McMillan & Co.  Wholesale Agents for B. C,  Corner Alexander St. and Columbia Ave.  Vancou      ,B. C.  P. O. BOX, 206. PHONE, 179.  | :   GEO. HAY   : $  ���      Vancouver's    Pioneer    Clothes      A  Reuovator, makes a suit new.      j  ? Dyeing and Repairing. T  A 216 Cambie St., Vakoouvxh.        ^  ���#���������#���#���������������  rioeoooooeooeeeoeoeoi  DELSCSOUS WBNE  Made Exclvsivelv feom B. C. Fkiut.  5   I'RESH CDT FLOWERS;  OKION-MADE  8 DOMtSTIC CIGARS.  9 When makiUK a trip around tho ���  V Pare call on  I W. E>. Jones BroL^{,0t,iopu0B'ent  OS 9099000000008008090  lgA:WA0teNn^?  X- ?vl>/%'Oi-:lli:Cv  !ainier  ��ccr  and  IC  Work*  Importers and Bottlers  GORE AVE.   'PHONE 783.  " SOLE AGENTS.  PACIFIC  LINE  World's  Scenic  Route  LOWEST RATES. BEST SERVICE  Transcontinental Passenger Train  leaves dally at 14 o'clock.  Seattle and "W'hatconf Express leav4*  dally  at 8:60  o'clock.  STEAMSHIPS  TO  JAPAN   AND   CHINA.  Empress of China  Empress of India .,  ..May 4  .May 26  TO  HONOLULU,  FIJI ISLANDS  AND  AUSTRALIA.  Mlowera ��� May 1  Aorangi May 29  Moana June 26  And every four "weeks -thereafter.  For full particulars aa to .time, rate*,  etc., apply to  E. J. COY&B, - JAR SCLATBR,- :     '  ,    A. O. P. A. Tleiket Agont,    '  ' Vanoouver, B, O.   '��8 -Hastings 'Bt:  Teaoouver, B.c  i  il  u  J?  'a  ;(  MX-  fmx  mx  Wfty  ^vt ttrf���ryarwJr-t-i-iriri^!, I'O'ypryyptrTr^T.T?^"!'  ���"jyrapwm^i'flBa'i^.^rj.ayTCTiiiisMgg  gB'"n...iku..>ii'*"i|iiiii,i, i' nwBEscFwarsgrir'ysrfflB  ������'���ii  i"it,'"-  ariEs:  "     '  -l     ,.'-l.    aaaifigsa's-s SATURDAY JUNE 13,  1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  I  it:  -9.  9  Hi  *  :<t  ���  :K  9  I  T  9  -���  Hi  9-  ���  !  Successor, to Avenue Crockery Company.  The place to get values in  CROCKERY, GLASSWARE,  ENAMELED IRON AND TINWARE.  A full stock of Paints going at cost.  Telephone 931. 438 Westminster Avenue.  'a^af��^a^*fe^��*��$��a^  Our Victona Budget.  By Our Own Correspondent.  Victoria Is getting progressive, as  -well as generous. The city proposes  to give valuable concessions to thc C.  P. R. so as to kill hotelkeepers, nnd  the very latest Is tha't hlndoos are now  being employed on the sewers; this notwithstanding the fact that Asiatics are  prohibited on all government^ and municipal works. Whoever engaged them  -should be taught a lesson.. In view of  the number of unemployed men walking the^stieets this seems i;ank injustice.'. . . '     '    *  In thi�� next legislature If public opinion  lemahv ns It Is.  Iiif'vlew of the Impending dissolution  ot parliament the politicians and heel-  eis of the various and numerous political "parties that are contemplating, en-  tiy'into the, coming contest .'are'1 commencing to make preparations. -. The  -glad hand" preliminary Is now much  in evidence, pnn.culaiiy on street corners,, bul thc "take something" move-  meiit.ls not apparent, leastways not on  the "suiface. Perhaps on account of  the 'muddled.comlitlon ot the political  =iiu.i'tloii"'lt'"ls''iiclt judicious to'make  rash cxpendituieb until such time as  a careful survey reveals the direction  in which the "cat" evinces an incllna-  ���tion to Jump.       ; "    *"  If -whisperings are to be relied un  Victoria will cut a dash In the matter  of numerous'and varied party contestants.  Theie will be liberals, conservatives,  socialists, provincial piogressive party,  . -independent labor party, and piobably a prohibition or leform parly.  As time rolls on a few. more parties  may spring into existence, but up to  ���date, nothing Is known of any probabilities except those'stated. The so-  ciallsts,and liberals have actually began brigading their, followois, but there  is nothing to suggest tliat any of the  other parties have taken active' measures. - They are simply thinking and  .figuring. A glorious time Is anticipated when all the contestants line up, and  by the time the day of election arrives  we shall all be pretty well acquainted  ���with the private and public characters  of those who have the nerve to run fpr  the dignified position of representatives  .of the people.  In view of the fact that many of the  contestants will not be successful, it  ���s\ill stand them in hand to carefully  weigh,the possibility of severing connection with the two hundred dollar 'deposit.     Lawyeis will not.be nominees  LABORERS' UNION.  Thi i aborers' union held its regular  n*��etlr.jj on June 4tli. In Labor hall. As  us-ia! the large hall was well filled, and  thirty/stalwart knights oMhe pick and  shovel signed the membership'l'oll and  lecelved the by-laws und decorations.  Eighty-six new members have joined  thls.urlon In one month, und more aie  comlr'g. '" The" (.ommittce appointed' to  intejview the Biaclcmun & Ker Milling Company, with a view to having  tlie hu'ms (,; labor 1 educed fiom ten to  nine hours a day, have not been successful. '< The Braokman & Ker Mill-  iiigCompany,Is'about the only concern  now. gunning1 in Victoria on the ten-  hour system. The Tiades und Labor  council will he lequested to obtain if  possible the much desired concession."  The union has decided to hold week-,  ly meetings, the second and fourth Fridays,to be devoted simply io the initiation of now meinbeis-and educational  diseouises, to'wluch" all membeis .lie  coidlally invited. <  porting, producing, manufacturing,  supplying, storing or dealing in any article 01 commodity, which mny be a  subject of trade or commace; or  "(b) To lestinln or Injure trade or  commerce In ielation to any such article or commodity; or  "(c) To pievent, limit, or lessen the  mr.nufui.tuu' or production of any such  article or icmniodliy, or to enhance the  price tlieieof; or-  "(d) To pivvi nt or lessen competition  In the production, manufacture, purchase, barter, sale, trnnspoitatlon, or  supply of nny such aitlele or commodity, or in the price of Insurance upon  pei son or pioperty."  lt Is likely that the matter will be  biojgi.i up In court during the coming  week. The case will be watched with  interest. A slmlar action Is now pio-  ceedlng In the Ontario courts.  WARNING TO WORKIM  PEOPLE.  THOMAS  PAQUETTE  formerly ot Seattle. Addiess wanted.  Chas."'Jlllton, Union hall, Vancouver,  B. C'  EMPLOYERS   ORGANIZE.  The   Employers   Protective   n<.socin  tlon, a body composed,ol employers of  labor of all  classes  and  variety,  wns  oiganlzed    Wednesday    night    in    the  Thompson-Ogle block, Hastings street.  .9  9  9  Our Independent patrons to-pnt-i  ronlze the RED CROSS UNION o  DRUG STORE, the Popular Pre-#  scrlptlon Pharmacy. They, belong*  to no Druggist Combine. ', A 9  Stewart's Pink Tonic'Pills', 50c,  9  2   now  :15c Sarsaparllhi,.blg 'bot-^  * tie, $1, now 75c?...Gibson's Celeiy^  0   Nervint, big bottle $i, now 75c.:..#  ��� Bring your prescriptions. Eng-��  0 lish and German chemists In at-��  9 -tendance".Mail~orders   receive��  prompt   attention..    ..SEND   USS  ft  AN ORDER.  �������������������������<  �������*������<  CARPENTERS' 'STRIKE IS .OFF.'  The carpenters' sti Ike has been settled. Tlle situation was discussed at a  special meeting ot the Carpenters' union on Tuesday, and the decision was  reached by a nairow majoiity to accept  the'terms offered by the Builders' association, though it Is claimed on the one  hand that said terms aie in the'nature  of a compiomise, the settlement being  the result, of a concession to the carpenters' demands on the part of tli3  contractors. .Under the arrangement  now- agreed upon, the men are to receive 40 cents an hour for a week of 44  liours, with Saturday afternoons off.  If work is performed on Saturday afternoon the rate of pay Is to be 50, cents  an hour.  - i>  The carpenters are by no means  unanimous in appiovlng of the terms of  the settlement, and a number of the  men have expressed a determination to  hold out for what was originally demanded���JJ.50 ti day.  A considerable number of the carpenters who had gone on strike had gone  to Vancouver and other points outside  the city In search of. work and they  will now be able to return at once and  resume their former positions. A considerable amount of building is lu contemplation and the announcement of  the settlement of the strike will have a  very good effect.  UNION BARBER  SHOPS.  John  Sllngerland���714 Robson street.  Ai my and Navy���33S Granville street.  Elite���617 Hastings "stieet, west.  Bon Ton���COJ Hastings street, west.  Commercial Hotel  shop.  Andei son's���3io Cambie street.  J. A. Davidson���307 Cambie stieet.  Savoy���127 Cordova street.  .1.   A.   Miller���60S  Cordova   street.  G. B.'Smith���Atlantic hotel, Cordova  sti eet.  Gem���23 Cordova stieet.  Bouldei���17 Coidova stieet.  City Barber Shop���Water stieet.  Terminal���Water street.  Sunnyslde���Water street.  Oyster Bay���HOC Carrall stieet.  Union���333  Carrall street.  O.  K.���103  Hastings  stieet,  east.  Glasgow���513 Westminster avenue.  D. P. Johnston���Barnard Castle, Powell stieet.  O. McCutcheoii���Alt. Pleasant.  ���<��f����a��9��eo9*e*��*0*����s��  9  .9  .9  9  &  O  0  .9  ft  9  ft  9  ft  9  9  0  0  ft  9  ft  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  0  THE BEST, STORES IN  B.C. HANDLE  They  aro  the best obtainable 0  the best satisfaction ��  0  and give  tn their customers,  Tiy them.  -THI"-  0  0  0  0  9  ft  ��  ��0��9��9oO��0c9��8o0��0��0*0I  (LIMITED.) ��� ,  The oldest Union  Overall Factory ln^the West.  MAW'S BLOCK, WINNIPEG, MAN.  LABOR'LITERATURE. .->  All workingmen and others should  read the following pamphlets issued by  the American Federationt'of Labor:  Organized Labor, Its Struggles, Its  Enemies, air) Fool F��iends, by Samuel  Gompers. *  Some Reai-ons for Chinese Exclusion.  History ol Trade Unions, by Wm.  Tiant and P  J.'McGuire.  Eight Hour Primer by Geo. E. McNeill.  Economic >md Social Importance of  the Eight-h mr Mo*��>ment, by Geo.  Gunton.  Philosophy of the Eight-hour Movement,  by Le'nuel Danryld.  Eight-hour AVorkdtf*. by Samuel  Gompers.  What Does Labor W<int, by Samuel  Gompers.  Phllosoph f ��� >f Trade Unions, by Dyer  D. Lum.  The "Philosophy or the Labor Movement," by Geo. E. McNeill.  What Labor Could Do, by John Swln-  ton.  The Safety of the Future Lies in Organized Labor, by Henry D. Lloyd.  Universal Education, by Senator  Henry W. Blair.  Condition of Women Workers, by Ira'  M. Van Etten. '  Why We Unite.  Report of Discussion on Political Program, Denver Convention, 1S94.  No Compulsory Arbitration, by Samuel Gompers.  SOME! LABOR LITERATURE.  Notwithstanding that the strike-has  been settled It is altogether unlikely  that a case of unusual inteiest in connection with the affair will shortly be  brought on in the courts. It will be recalled that^a short time ago the announcement was made by the mill men  and lumber manufactures of the city  that no lumber would be furnished any  person who was not supplied with an  order fiom the Builders' association.  This ncllon was avowedly for the purpose of strengthening the .hands of the  Builders', association In their fight for  supiemacy ovcr the Carpenters' union,  which had declared a strike which the  mill men characterised as unwarranted  nnd w rong.  The si long support thus given tlie  master contractors who make up the  Builders' association obviously wns a  blow against the strikers of a very effective and serious character, and the  ln'tter had been looking round for some  method by which to circumvent the mill  men. Some of them having obtained  legal advice on the matter, they Intend  lo commence action In the court to establish whether or no the mill men  have committed an offence under Section 520 of the Criminal Code, which  rends as follows:  "Every one Is guilty of an indictable  offence, and liable to a penalty not exceeding 1*1,000 and not less than $200,  or to two years' Imprisonment, and If a  corporation Is liable,,be the penalty not  exceeding $10,000, who conspires, combines, agrees or arranges with any other person, or with any railway, steamship"* steamboat or transportation com- UNION EXPRESS���^hone 1354. ��� Cor-  pany'unlawfully:     ' '   ']'; '���     Abbott and Hastings streets.   Prompt  ' "(a) To limit the facilities for trans-  attention to all calls.  Six Centuries 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 Heibert Cas-  son.  The History of Trade Unions, by Beatrice and Sydney Webb.  The .New Righti by Samuel M. Jones.  Hi��tory and Functions of Central Labor Unions, by XV. Maxwell Burke.  Human Pi ogress, by Thomas S. Blair.  Wealth and Progress, by George Gunton. ,  Democracy, by Beatrice and Sydney  Webb.  Relations of Employer and Employee  (Symposium), by John P. Peters.  Annals of American Academy of Political and Social Science, July Issue,  1002.  Land and Labor, by Wm. Godwin  Moody.  Social Unrest, John Graham Brooks.  And others too numerous to mention.  Labor Eight  Annals of Toll, by J. 'Morrison Davidson.  tetters of {Love and Labor, by Samuel IM. Jones.  Having failed to crush tiades unionism on this coast by direct attack, the  Employeis' association of San Francisco has cunningly thrown Itself back  of a new scheme for Injuring the working classes and weakening their industrial organization. Acting on the  theury that unions nre likely to decline  when there Is a great competition for  employment, because of the overplus of  workers, this powerful association of  capitalists Is'studiously seeking to en-  couiage the coming to this state of  great numbers of persons under the necessity of continuously working for  their dnlly bread���persons whose presence here will overload the labor market and produce distressing conditions.  Leading members of the employeis'  association have become members of  the so-called California Promotion  committee, and within that committee  have stood for the distribution  throughout the country of an immense  number of circulars containing masses  of false and misleading "statements  concerning labor conditions in this  state���statements cu.inlngly calculated  to draw hither such classes of persons  as would best work out the purposes of  the employers' association.  The efforts of the employeis to attract large numbers of workingmen to  this section nie being effectually seconded by the tian��contlnental railways,  which aie also spreading broadcast  pamphlets and circulars containing  misleading statements concerning the  laoor market heie, and are making exceeding low uiilioad rates fiom east-  ei n and Missouri l ivor points to California. In some sections of California  ���particularly the southern part���the  extiaordlnary number of workingmen  airiving dally is last creating a condition which not only menaces the welfare of the organized workers, but promises soon to becon.e a gieat public  danger, as the major number of these  new ai rivals are without funds, and thu  deplorable lesults of their ineffectual  efforts to obtain remuneiatlve employment may be readily foreseen.  Fairly reliable flguies are at hand  showing that one thousand workingmen  per week have landed in San Francisco  for several weeks past. Lodging houses  aie 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 lo save from injury the labor cause  in the west, we warn all people that  there are now on the Pacific coast far  more workmen than can find employment, and we request all labor oiganiz-  atlons and all newspapers to assist in  making known the truth iu these regards.  SAX FRANCISCO LABOR COUNCIL,  1     G. B. BENHAM, President.  '     T. E. ZANT, Secretaiy.  San Francisco, June 6, 1303.  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  they  will naturally govern themselves acco rdlngly ln making purchases.  THE QUEEN'S HOTEL  ,  J. M.  HUGHES, PROPRIETOR,  Corner of Johnson nnd Store Streets,  Centrally located    and   all conveniences.   Terms tl per day and upwards.  Free Bus. Telephone.  ...J. T. JONES...  Empire Cigar Store  Free Reading Room and Headquarters of the Laborers'  Protective Union.  105 Douglas Street, Opposite Labor Hall  VICTORIA, B. C.  117 GOVERNMENT STREET.  Men's and Boy's Clothing, Boots and  Shoes.   Union Store.   Union Clerks.  "ts* Lowest-priced, outfitters In the  City of Victoria.   Give us a call.  A. Shereth  PLUMBER AND GASFITTER,  102 Fort Street. ,   Victoria, B. C.  Jobbing done;" Estimates furnished.  ���e Old Curiosity Shop  Pierce O'Connor, Proprietor.  1-iS Tates Street, Victoria, B. C.  All kinds   of   furniture   bought and  sold.   Anything you desire and do not  see please ask for lt.  Victoria Union Directory.  VICTORIA LABORERS' PROTECTIVB  Union, Federal No. 2.���Meets first and  third Friday ln Labor Hall, room 4. o  President, A. Johonson; vice-president,  T. Cox; secretory, J- C. Mapleton; treasurer, 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.  EVERY KIND  o  c  ���  - 0 '  ��  i Job Printinq Done j  SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.  Independent  Printing  Co'y  BASEMENT, FUCK BLOCK, VANCOUVER.  0  ���  9  9  9  9  CONVENTION DATES.  Juno 8. Philadelphia, Pa. International  Ceramic, Mosaic and Encaustic Tile Layers and  Hei pert' Union.  June 15. Minneapolis, Minn. International  Union of flour and Cereal Mill Employes.  June 15. Cincinnati, Ohio. International  Printing Pressmen's Union.  June 1". Philadelphia, I'a. International  Steel and Copper Plate Printers' Union of North  America.  Julv 4 Lynn, Must, .tinalgamiitcd Leather  Work'ors' Union of America.  Julv 13. Cincinnati, Ohio, Glass Bottle  BluVer.s' Association of the United Stales and  Canada.  -_.Iiilvl.|.__Iiiilianapolis, Ind. Stovo_Mounters'.  International Union.  " July 18. Brooklyn, N". V. American Wire  .Weavers' Protective Association.  Julr 21. Philadelphia, I'n. International  Association of Marble Workers.  August 10 Indianapolis, Ind. United Garment Workers ol America.  August 10. WaslitiiKton, I). C. International  Slereotypers aud fileetrotyper's Union of North  America.  C.  International  August 10.   Washington D.  Typographical Union.  - Augmt IT. Birmingham, Ala. United Association of Plumbers, Gas Kilters, Steam Fitters  nml Steam niters' Helpers,  August���   Xow   York   Cltv.    United   Gold  Heaters' National Protective Union ot America  .September 7.  St. Louis,   Mo.   International  Brotherhood ot Blacksmiths.  SepiemborlO.       Sprlngllcld,    Mast.   Table  Knife Grinders' National Union.  September II.   Niagara Falls, N.   V.   Team  l~rl-.cn' International Union.  ~eeeeeee<  DOMINION DAY  CELEBRATION  At Vancouver Ifti.*S  The  Championship Lacrosse and Horse Races.  Navy Men will also participate in the games.  CANADIAN - WHEELMEN'S - ASSOCIATION  Will hold their annual RACE MEET at which amateur  riders from all over the Dominion -vvill compete.  FIELD AND AQUATIC SPORTS.  His Majesty's Warships Will be Present.  =G0D SAVE THE KiNG^  MAYOR NEELANDS,  Chairman.  H. J. FRANKLIN,"  Secretary. -  RACING  DATES.  CIVIC COMMITTEES.  , Finance���Aid. McQueen    (chairman),  Grant, McGuigan, Brawn, Wood. Meets  every Thuisday at 4 p. in.  'Fire and Police���'Aid. Brown (chairman), Grant, McQueen, Wilson, Morton. Meets second and fourth Tuesday  at 4 p. in.  Board of Health���Aid. McGuigan  (chairman), Giant, McQueen, Macpherson, Morton. Meets llrst and third  Wednesday at 4 p. m.  Water and Market���Aid. Wood  (chairman), Bethune, Cook, Wilson,  Macpherson. Meets second and fourth  Wednesday at 4 v. ta.  Following ave the dates set by the  North Pacific Fair Association for tho  horse races for 1903:  -I'liINC! MKFTISfiS.  Seattle, Wash  Jane 6  o July 4  Vaucomcr, B. C July 1 to Sf  Grime! Fork, II. C  July 1 lo 3  Spokane, Wash July 4 lo 6  Everett, Wash July 2 to 4  Whatcom, Wash July 2 to 4  HU. MEETINGS.  Seattle, Wash ~.  Aug. 1 to 29  Whatcom, Wash Aug. SI to Sept. j  Everett. Wash Sept. 7 to 12  Salem,Ore Sept. H to IS  Portland, Oro Sept 21 to 26  North Yakima, Wash Sept.2S to Oct. 2  Spokane, Wash Oct. 5 to 18  Boise, Idaho Oct. 12 to 17  Walla Walla, Wash Oct. 19 to 24  Lcwlston, Idaho ! Oct. 21! to 31  The Dalles, Ore Sept. 28 to Oct. ��  La Graudo, Ore .' Oct. 5 to 10  New Westminster, B. C Sept. 29 to Oct. 2  Vancouver, B. C Sept. 7 and Oct. 3 to  Victoria, B. C ! Oct. 6 to 10  IF IT IS  FAIR FOR  Coleman's mustard oil ' for rheumatism.   Sure cure.   119S Barnard street.  of Vancouver and elsewhere to support  and purchase thc goods of a fair iiim  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. WOODWARD & CO.,  Cor.  Westminster avenue and Harris  street.  MESSRS.   DAVIDSON*   BROS.,  Jewellers, Cordova street.  R.  G. BUCHANAN & CO.  Glassware,  Hastings  street,  on   the  Members of these firms awarded the  contract for building the proposed big  departmental store on corner of Hastings and Abbott streets to E. COOK, !  a bitter opponent of organized labor.'  Tbe Independent, $1 a.Year xf^  '\V. SATURDAY JUNE  13,   1003  THE INDEPENDENT.  ARE YOl GOING FISHING?1 (J1SS0VS UM BOOK.  ttOl)S, KEELS, LINES, CASTS,  FL1KS.BKOGUES. TRACKS. MINNOWS, SPOONS, BASKETS AND  FLY BOOKS.  Wo can supply any tishin" gi'-ir  required, ami will be ylnd to liave  vour biijiness.  52? Blastings Street.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  [The Independent does not hold itself responsible for the opinions of its  correspondents. So long as they nre  not libelous, and are of reasonable  length, they will be published. Thc  name of the wilter must must in every  instance accompany the letter, not  necessarily for publication, but as a  guarantee that they will back their  opinions should occasion require it.]  REPLY   TO  MR.   WATSON,  To the Editor ol The Indkpkndest:  Sir,���In leading an  article published  in your ipsut* of May 30, under the caption,   "Union   Movement."   wiitten   by  J." H.  Watson,  It strike*  me  that  the  gentleman   must   use   s-pec.s   with   two  different   lens   in   the  one   frame,    lie  doesn't want politics to become a subject  in  a   labor  union.    He  seems  to  think   becuus-e   men   don't   go   into   n  mosque-bedecked    church    each    and  every Sunday and listen to a lot of lot  doled out in a death-like tone that, if  could   be,   would   be  foi cod   into   your  brain by sword or bullet as was done  yeais  ago.  and  these same men  are  not capable ot living on earth.     This  is about what he thinks, if not saying  so.   He, m speaking ot" socialists, says  that most ot"  them don't even believe  in a God; don't delleve in religion, and  that  they  do   not   hesitate  to siy  so.  Then   fancy.    Mi.' Watson   continues,  these  men running a  country without  a  God,   without   leliifion.       Now,  "Sir.  Editor, 1 am  no socialist, don't intend  to be, but i do not like to -=ee a man  rush  into  print,   get  excited   ovei   the  fact that a body of men. each one being ot  legal age.  and  no doubt, some  of the gentlemen are endowed with as  much   intellectual  power  to  think  for  themselves on religious m.uieis as Mr.  .Watson, not wishing to sing "'Old iiundred." "Rock of Ages," etc., hut warble  "The Marseillaise." ,ne hauled ovei the  gridiron o! liteiaiy coals by Jlr. AVatson,  just  because   they  h.ne  ihe  grit  and nerve to say what thou- own brain  tells them is true, namely, they did not  believe in a god of Mr. Watson's choice.  Simply because Mi. Watson believes in  a God, is no reason that he should want  to  hang or burn at the stake as was  done in olden days, one mun or a body  Of men, whether they be piinteis, socialists, musicians or c-leiks in a custom  house.   He does not say he would hang  them, Mr. Editor, not a bit.    lie only  says   that  by   their  belief  and  deeds,  that of singing "The Maiseillaise" on a  Sunday night, not going to church, not  believing in a Watson God.  that they  are not fit to govern.   Well, well. Theie  are great and honored men in different  lines   that   have   openly   avowed   that  they do not believe in a god, one ot" tlie  Watson stripe, yet whose brain factor  ies from a political and literary point  have  never  been   questioned.    That  is  no  record shows  that  they weie ever  confined in  an  insane asylum,  though  the same asylums are filled with Godfearing,       religiously       brain-cracked  "God" people.   No one man can reform  this earth or many of its inhabitants.  Christ, himself when upon earth could  not do it.   Men can be just as good and  sing "He's a Jolly  Good  Fellow," as  ~thTy~can_mho_gd"to~cluireh"eiich"Sjunday  and listen to some high rasping cracked  voice   tenor  warble  "Come  to   Jesus."  It's   not  the  church   that  makes   man  good.   A good man is often found in a  ���aloou. you know.    To be a good man  It must lay with the- man himself.   The  sooner that labor unions not only discuss  politics  In   their   union,   but  get  right in the field and elect men out of  thcir own party that will stand up and  light for labor's own lights till death,  the sooner w111 labor papeis and labor  wage earneis get that which is theiis  by light���justice. Keep leliglon out of  unions, but take politics In.  LL'E   VEKXON.  Seattle.  Wn.. .lime  6, 190:!.  LABOR AND BRITISH LIBERALS  ��� 1  K*  ��  .-  &  [���)  7 i  S>  &��)����������������������������������������  Tbe Salt  | of Life  ifl business. We want more of  it. We'll get it if an out ami out  bargain will fetch it.  Mow is This  A two-quart  ���   Hot Water Bottle  or  Fountain Syringe  75c. X  | The McDowell, Atkins,  Watson Co., Ltd.'Liability |  UP-TO-DATE DRUGGISTS. Z3 '        ��  o����������������������������^������������  Jusi   as   the   liritish   Liberal   lionzon,  so long immersed in starless night,  begins to biiKliteii with faint flushes of   a  seeming dawn,    there has come   up   nt  the  samo time a cloud no  bigger than  a  man's  hnnd���thnt of  a   horny-hntided  son  of toil���which    is    affording   much  wony to the party prophets,     lt is the  lund of the laibor M. P., who, since the  dajs of his inception,    has been a good  Radical, and has voted in close alliance  with the party ot progress.      And now,  when signs aie pointing to a close election,  and  his half-dozen or more votes  might he ot the utmost Importance,   he  is  developing  the Instincts  of independence.      The Labor Representation- Committee, a body of considerable influence  in  labor  circles,  has  decided  that  men  elected  under their auspices   shall" vote  In future   with   the   Independent   Labor  Party. The I. 1,. P. is a rather Socialistic  aggregation     outwardly,     and     visibly  known   In   lhe   past   through   Mr.   Keir  Hardie, its sole Parliamentary representative,   and   a  gentlemnn   who  had   Iho  honor  of  being  ai rested  not   long   ago  on  entirely mistaken  suspicion  of  plotting the death ot' the King of the Hel-  glans.     The .assistance of the I. L.  P.  can  be counted on hy no one,   and an  alliance with it on terms lesembllug the  present  labor alliance would  hi lng    the  Liberal  Party Into an oiler of Socialism  which  it dare not at present lake.  Mr. Morley addressed himself to the  subject In a Newcastle "-peech a few days  ago, anil gave a few plain warnings to  the labor men, laying It down as a  fundamental law of British Parliamentary principles lhat "If a man came Into  the tleld against Liberalism, ihon he  came Into the field lor Toryism." Mr.  Morley depiecated the notion of setting labor np.iit as a sort of scowling  and sullen class, and reminded the 1.  L. P. that it could not hope to do anything without the cn-opeiation of that  paity whicli \\n�� ieaily mo<;t concerned  In the advancement of the woiking oln<-��-  c. But the Lalior P.epi escalation Committee remains unconvinced, and thc Conservative papers are showing gieai cleverness in their efforts to widen'the lift  within the lute.  Having exniuiiieil the records of recent legislation, tlle labor men find, that  the Liberal Party lias said a gieat deal  more for them in its platforms, and  the Conservative Party done a gie.it dea  more In legislation: ami tliey have apparently conceived the Idea of plnjin,",  off one party against the otlier. In a  sense, from being actual members of one  of the two' great British parties, they  are seeking a freedom somewhat like  that of the Irish Paillaincntaiy Part>.  In past year.-, unlike the postlon of  the Irish members, that of the-Labor  Party hns always been distinctly anomalous The Irish were in Parliament  under protest, and there was only one  measure In which they weie Interested.  For suppoit of that one measute they  were prepaied lo barter support of  everything else, for they did not care  a rap what happened to any other class  of legislation. The attitude of the  Irish���Parliamentary���Party.���on���llic-re-  cent Education Bill was almost unique  in Its history,^and was caused, not b.v  any regard ot the Irish member* for the  Conservative Government, or the piinciples of the Bill, but solely by the support given lt by1 the Kom.in Catholic  Church. The Labor Party, on the other  hnnd, were not there under protest, und  wore Interested In a good many things  that were not In their own proper plnt-  foim. uud In neaily all these questions  they found themselves In accordance  with the Liberals. The Liberal Party  frankly adopted them, assisted tholr election, and has even talked of increasing  the number of lhelr representation. But  the leaders have made It amply clear  that this kindness will not be extended  tho Independent Lnbor Party.  If the group system showed any signs  of vitality at Westminster, the foima-  tlon of a Socialist group analogous tu  those on the Continent 'would be, a more  Impoi unit factoi. -\s lt Is. the chief  Interest of the situation lies ln its possible effect upon the next House of  Commons. 'Willi the Irish and the Labor  men both dubious, the chances of a Libel al victory are much more remote, antl,  Indeed, the prospect of a strong Government of any kind, other thnn a coalition,  Is  not promising���Toronto  "News."  Herbert N. (,'asson. author of "Organized s~elf-Help," etc.. has wiitten  nnother striking book. "Coninimi Sense  on the Labor Question." The book is  r.ol lo be snld. Tlle entile llrst Isaiic,  consist mg ul' lOO.Ul'O copies, is to be distributed free to the olllcer* ot subor-  illnaie unions nf the dlll'eient trades  throughout the countiy. Copies, we  understand, may be obtained by ;ul-  diesslng the publisher, 1'oter Eckler, 3.*>  Fulton street, New York city. This Is  o book that should have the widest circulation among trade unionists, and  also among those who wish to know  something of ,the woik or organized  wot kinsmen. We givo n few extracts:  "The only thing they (trusts) are  afraid of ls the trade union, because It  is the only organization in the country  that the trusts can't contiol. They  know that If labor wus thoroughly organized- it would absolutely rule the  country.���Pages '2 and 3."  "The trusts will never become so just  and generous that they will pay high  wages to unorganized and defenseless  men.���Page 4."  "In 1779, the bricklayers of New Jersey were worked fourteen liours. * ���  A young man who wiote a letter to a  paper describing their conditions, although all his charges were found to  be true, was arrested for libel, and  sentenced to sixty days In jail.���Pages  and 0."  "The high rate of wages in this country, compared with Europe and Asia  Is not accidental. * ' * It is due  to the seventy-five years' light against  low wages mnde by organized labor.  ��� Workers get as much of their  product as their combined, organized  intelligence and courage deserve.���Page  8."  "To give an idea ot labor legislation  which has been first thought out in  trades unions and then forced through  stupid or couupt legislatures, the following instances may be mentioned:  Fne escapes on factories, inspectors of  factories, protection from dar.geious  machinery, abolition of child labor,  shorter work-day. ventilation In nil  workshops, seats for women wheie possible, weekly payment of wages, two  'outlets to mines, protected wages of  wives from ���attachments, industrial and  evening schools, special l.iilioad rates  for wage workeis, bcauls of arbitration,  abolished tiuck stores, guaranteed  workers" wages by Hun, Australian ballot, Saturday halt-holiday. Many of  the- above i efoi ins ut e not in loree in  it Include ovcr tlfty thousand members  in the antliiacite fields who aie yet In  nriears loi capitation tax. owing to  th prolonged idleness there. It Is s ife  to pied itl that in consideration of the  fa\oiable derision lendeied by Uie Anthracite Coal Sti Ike commission local  unions In the antliiacite fields will In  the next iniinih pay delliuiuent taxes  nnd thus materially Increase receipts."  being divided up. like the monarchies of  Euir.pe. Into classes that ,ue walled olf  lroni one nnother by barriers of law  and  elliiuette.���Pages Mi."  "What we need Is u union of all the  useitil   against   nil   the   useless.���Page  NONUNION UTOPIA.  all iho states, but the unions aro steadily working to make thein unlveis.il.���  Pages S and 9."  '���The last thiity years have proved one  lact plainly���the stiongest unions have  the fewest strikes.���Page 10."  "Xo union leader ever advocates violence. * " ��� In the ariests of llotos s made during a strike, it is seldom  that a union man is convicted. Theie  is more noting every year by college  students thr.n by trades unions.���Page  11."  "Rockefeller has advised the poor to  save their drink money and economize,  but If Adam had saved Slfjj a da>, and  kept it up for the past 0,000 yeais, he  would have less money than Rockefeller has inked in during thirty yenrs.  ���Page 14."  "The right to work for nothing Is not  a right, it is a wrong. * * * How-  long would we permit a man to play a  cornet in an apartment house from  midnight until 2 o'clock in the morning".'���Pages 24 and 25."  "The trade unionist has no sympathy  with the hot-headed crank or anarchist  who stands on the street coiner and  yells, 'Down with the rich!' ��� * ���  The progress of the lnbor movement is  7f limber  to  Let the builder who dislikes unions  go to China and build Ills apartment  houses. Ho will Iind patient workmen  nt ten cents a day. He will Iind laws  that suppress the" newspaper which  takes the side of the poor.  He will find a non-union Utopia.  But he will not find tenants for his  buildings, because In a land where men  don't get high wages they can't pay  high rents, and when the few Ll Hung  Changs have built tlielr palaces the  building boom is over.  Let the great merchant who deplores  unions stait a department sture in  China.  He will never see a walking delegate,  he will never be bothered by the dark  cloud of unionism.  He will find a perfect heaven in the  way of low wages.  But he will not be able to sell goods.  His department store will dwindle  Into a store of selling rice, and while  his velvets, silks, hats and muslins  molder ho will get very sick of a hundred million women wlio don't spend  forty cents In a year.  In the land wheie men are not well  paid they can't spend money.  The best friend of the American merchant, builder, lawyer, doctor, property  owner, banker and general business  man is the individual or the newspaper  th'at helps the people to get high wages,  and thus gives them money to spend.  This fact, with tlieir kind permission,  we will endeavoi to impress on the business men on various futuie occasions.���  Ctuc.igj Ameiicv.n.  *'  r t'  I Donft be Careless I  i ��� *���  9,  +'  i  Hi  9  ���Ai  '4  Don't start your wheel on   tlie   new  senson's   work  without  a  thorough overhauling.   It will add much to your comfort and secur  ity and will cost you but little,  bicycle repair department. <  We hnve a thoroughly up-to-date  126 Hastings St.  Stoves, Ranges-and Kitchen Furniture.  $-  -J-  ���  Hi  9-  I  %��Hi*H(��iK��$��%+H^��H^afr%^  US  McLENNAN. McFEELEY & CO. (Limited) have just received a special loaded"shell for trap-shooting, put up by the Union Metallic Cartridge Company for No. 12 gauge guns. This shell Is loaded with 20  grains of infalable smolcless powder, 1% ounces of 7% chilled shot, and  Is guaranteed to bo the best shell on the market for trap-shooting.  v*-ASK FOR THEM.    "ARROW BRAND."  McLennan,  McFeely & Co.  Phone 44.  122.Cordova Street:, Vancouver, B.C.  Phone 1063.  9K9X9X9X9Xix9X9X9X9K9X*0X9X9X9X9X9x*x.9H~9Hi0Hi*  I FOR THE GARDEN  Telephone 1���2���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace Livery  Stables. .  "gieatiy_ha"niiieieir"by a small  of men who are at heart disloyal  trade unionism, but who nie remaining  In the unions for put poses ot agitation.  These agitators aie in most cases earnest uud honest men, hut in every case  they are lucking in common sense and  practical ability. They are so childish, so Ignorant of tho practical steps by which progress ls  made, that tholr main object is to pnss  led-hot resolutions ngulnst the 'capitalist class' and In favor of 'public ownership of everything In sight.'���Pages  110 and 111."  "The average legislator to-day has  no convictions, no fixed policy, no unalterable Ideas. Ho Is simply pro-  pocket. Ills main deslie is to be reelected and. therefoie, ho can be controlled as easily by an organization representing thousands ot votes as by n  corporation representing millions of  dollnrs. Party politics Is like war���all  the jobs and all the gloiy go to a few,  while the rank and llie get nothing but  empty praise nnd promises. The trade  union movement Is the only one in  which every man gets an equal share  of the benefits.���Page 47."  "The labor organizations are trying  to save the union���to prevent it from  members are on a strike, neither does  Till: CLERK A.ND UNION GOODS.  There is loo general a belief that  clerks who give union-labeled goods  the "black eye" are union lieiks. but  oftpner it I- n-.n-uuion clerks who stultify themsohes by sui;h actions. Tho  clerk \\ ho officiously ti ir-s to make a  customer take what he- don't waul is  not a union man. Note lhe term���"union num." In l.ne cases a dork wlio  does this may be a member ol" the  union, but ho don't piactice the principles of the ciei !;s" union���and the  clerks' union don't sanction his actions:  such a clerk is a "unioii inan" in name  only. He Is a hypocrite and a detriment to the union to which he belongs  ind u> his employer. He Is a traitor  to his oiganizatlon because lie Is a  toady to his boss. In his pin-headed  philosophy he leasons that his employer is "toriiinst" unions on general  principles, and that it he can sell a  union man a non-union article lie will  curry favor witli the man who pays  him wages by caieiing to his prejudices.  The met chant who Is susceptible to  such toadyism will never be a huge  success.���Peattlo Union   Record.  Hi  I  ��  9  Pruning Knives  Pruning Shears  Tree Pruners  Hand Sprayers  Step Ladders  Lawnjilowers  Garden Hose  Lawn Sprinklers  Lawn Rakes, Etc.  Individual description is  impossible, not enough j*  space-to do that. They  must be seen,' and the  price tags will' make no  heavy drain on your &  pocket book.  Vancouver Hardware* Co.,  339 Hastings Sitreet.  ^���%��&��^Hc��%��a:��%��y��*-��%��i��afra^^  We hopo that when our fi lends are  purchasing clgais that they will call  for the "Old Sport." or "Phoenix"  brand, made by the P.. C. Cigar factory  at New Westminster. They are good  and union-made.  THE    BAKERS.  Jnteraational  (REGISTERED)  Proprietors of union bake shops in  this city hnve louelved the International  union label, and will now sell broad  bearing tho same. All union working-  men us well us others should ask for il.  PATRONIZE UNION CLERKS.  All Beaten of Ibi R. C. I. P. A. uo (how this c��rd.  Aik lor It whm m��kln| your parcbuei.  CHDonaco av tmc a. r. or l.  t{)-.>-��>��)-!!)��)ff*iJ-z).-)-."i.-'>&&-;w&^f  ���������CAcICAIjE."  " The Beer Without a Peer."  $1 Doz. Pints  $2 Doz. Quarts  "     FOR SALE AT ALL. FIRST-CLASS  LIQUOR STORES, HOTELS0  . AND SALOONS^  Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.  Vancouver, B. C.  And for sale-at all first-class Saloons, Liquor'Stores and Hotels.  Straw  ^ ALL THE IAT1SOJYLES.  JOHNSTON, KERFOOT ��* CO.  104 and 106- Cordova-Street.  Trunk Store 127 Masting* St., OfkSi'.Wm. Ralph's.  ONK*THinD AOTUAl ��IZC.  COLOR IS CHANGED EACH QUARTER.  Qopd only during months Earned on right  bind corner nod whon proporly signed and  ���tamped with tho number of tho Lo��al. ���  If there is  Any Pleasure  in House-  cleaning  ���It Is In laying away woolens*  nnd blankets that have been laundered by tho Pioneer Laundry.  Or ln putting- up curtains   that  have been through our hands..  We certainly do two things woll  ���launder woolens and eurtnlns.-  PIONEER  I Steam Laundry  010-914 Richards Streot. Tel. 840"  Branch offlct la Anaia        >  v Til. 1178.'  The  Welcome  324 Carrall Street  Three-ddors*f rom Hastings Street. -  Telephone 1388.  Choice lines  of Confectionery, Fruits/  Soft 'Drinks and Ice Cream.  Refreshment Tarlor���Tea,  Lunches.  Coffee, Light"  Advertise tn Tbe Independent'  PIPES, TOBACCOS, CIGARS;.  Prompt service.  Open   till   midnight '  GE0;-C. HAMILTON*  ' '"vmsnt^pi-rtfrntinjfjTirvnr,mri  t   L

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