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 ,[<'"���'-    .......  ���y IT-.< t -"  THE  ROYAL BANK  OF  CANADA  . SAVINGS   BANK . .  A Ocnernl Han king Buslines  frnnsucted.  OKFICKS-llaslliiKH Slicul,   ��'.,  Westminster Avenue, Vnncouvcr.  i:. c. permanent loaniMD  savings co.  Authorized Capital ��� (10,000,000  Subscribed t'apilul ��� ��� 1,500,000  Assets Over .... 300,000  Head Olllce, 321 Cnmblo Street,  Vancouver, 13. C.  FOURTH YEAR.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY,   JULY 25,   1903.  WHOLE NO. 174.  PASSING NOTES.  A request will be made by President  Gompers'to thc Western Federation of  Mineis, asking them to nfliliate with  the A. F. of L.  Bartenders of San Francisco havo  met with a general acceptance of their  demands for a ten-hour day and six  days a week, dating from July 15.  lively harmful. It Is true the labor  union at times Is compelled, In the Interest of Justice, to resort to the strike;  but every strike of which the public  huR taken cognizance has had Its orl  gin In -wrong and Injustice.���John  Roach. '%  LABOR NMIFKSTO.  While- no definite action has been  taken It is probable that a national  carpenters' home will shortly be established,'1 probably at Colorado Springs,  Colo. ,,  According to the state factory Inspector, there are somewhat over -17,-  000 girls ln the Pennsylvania mills between the ages ot 13 and IC. Of this  number approximately 4,000 work at  night.    ,,���,  New Jersey has 2,0111 children between the ages of 10 and 11 yaors who  cannot read or write, Tliere are over  8,000 ilittle children wonking in thp  factories of that state. What a -travesty on a., boasted  civilization.  The Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, In national convention at Denver,  voted to increase Its protection fund  from 100,000 to $300,000 for uso when  strikes are called by that body.  A*stralght eight-hour day will be demanded on May 1, 1004, by all machinists working ln contract shops and under the Jurisdiction of the International  Association of Machinists. Tlie demand  will not apply to railroad machinists.  Out-of-work benefits paid to members of the Cigarmakers' International  union during the~year 183G were $175,-  757.25,' while ��� for the year 1902 the  amount had decreased to $21,071.  The longest strike on record is not  yet ended. The 2,800 men and boys  employed In LordJPenrhyn's slate quarries, ln Wales, went out two and a  half years ago, and the settlement of  the strike is now a question In British  party politics.  "According   to   the   report   of  Labor  -I  Commissioner Ratchford, of Ohio, the  average weekly earnings' of . women  wage workers in the large cities of the  state, is $4.83 and their living expenses.  $5.23 for the same period.''  One,of lhe best things said lately was  by a Missouri editor, 'in addressing  his Sunduy school class he said: "Fame  has taken men from the forge, the plow  antl the carpenter's bench, but she was  never known to, reach over a picket  fence and snatch a dude out of a. hammock."  Organization, Education and-Federation should be the aim of all the workingmen of our time, for "organized capital can only be met successfully by organized ��� and federated ' labor."��� Car  Worker,  11 - Chambermaids,   scrubwomen   house-  li men, window washers ana all employes  of hotels' and restaurants coming under the classification of miscellaneous  help, have organized a union in Chicago and are preparing to ask for an  increase in pay and redress of certain  grievances.  Japan Federation of Labor has succeeded'in having enacted a factory law  regulating "the'.'hours 'of' labor, age of  workers, etc., and compelling employers to be considerate of the health and  safety of their employes.  Above all things, good policy Is to  be used .that the treasure and monies  in a state be not gathered into few  hands, for, otherwise, a state may have  a' great stock and yet s'lai ve.���Bacon.  Boys, wear the emblem of yeur .or-  "ganlMitlonf     Don't_bb��� frightened ~or  ashamed .of  it.    It is something that  your employers respect and you should  be proud of.  Replying to a question on Chinese  labor In South Africa, In the house-of  commons. Colonial Secretary Chamberlain said the government had not sanctioned and was not supporting - the  movement of the mine owners to Import Chinese and other Asiatic labor  Into the Transvaal.*'  By a decision of the court of appeals  ln Colorado, employers are liable for  damages when an employe w'ho Is hired  during a sti Ike, and from whom , tho  fact that there Is a strike Is concealed,  Is* Injured or is annoyed by reason of  violence on the part  of tlie strikers.  Listen to everything that Is said,  and see everything that Is done. Observe thc looks and countenances, of  those who speak, which is often tlie  surer way of discovering the. truth  than from what they say. But keep  nil these observations to yourself, for  your own private use, and rarely communicate them to otheis. Observe,  without being thought an observe'r, for  otherwise people will be on their guard  before .you.���Chesterfield.   il   ILabor has even' a better right tb  combine than capital, for ever�� com-  blnat!6n of labor Is beneficial, while  many combinations of capital are posi-  The order of Locomotive Engineers  commenced with twelve members 39  years ago, and now numbers ir.ore than  10,000 in the United States and Canada.  In 1887 the Insurance department was  established, 'conducted on the assessment plan, and it has paid $12,000,000 in  benefits to widows and orphans.  CIST ON TUB VOTERS' LIST.  UNITED   STATES. ,  Street-car men of St. Louis, Mo., are  on strike.  Another strike of freight-handlers in  Chicago, 111., is threatened.  The Employers' association of Kansas City, Kan., has started a movement  for tho repeal of labor ordinances.  Four hundred ship carpenters and  Joiners at Camden, N. J., went on strike  recently for 31 cents an hour wages  and a nine-hour day.  The Central Federated union of New  York has directed an examination of  clothing worn by delegates, to see if It  bears th'e union label.  , Mill and smelter men at Colorado  Springs, -Colo., have renewed their  sYrlke owing to an alleged breach of  agreement by the employers.  ' Six hundred miners at Adena, Harrison county, O., have gone on strike  becauso they claim thrift an effort is being made to disrupt .their union.  Leaders of the striking textile workers at Philadelphia, -,Pa., declare that  the strikers'will not return to work  until they are granted . the 55-hour  week. , - -   -  The annual wage scales of the Amalgamated Iron, Steel and Tin workers  have been signed, and are now effective. An 8 per cent, increase was  secured.  The; Western Federation of Miners  has' Issued an appeal for an eight-hour  fund with which to fight for the movement started by the strike of the Denver' smellermen.  Four thousand mill men at Ashland,  Ky��� and Ironton, Ohio, who have been  on strike for six months, have returned  t **  to ' work. '��� Concessions  were  made on  both sides.  \  ncKlxtvr. KcKlKter. llCKlxtcr.  -^-AUSTRALIAN-LABOR-NOTES.^-  Perth aerated water factory employes have formed a union.  At the Bunduberg'labor bureau recently 50 ptrsons registered for employment, and  the_ demand   was nil.  Tlie Sydney Laiyidry Employes' union has completed' a log of working  conditions for submission, to the employers.  The Conl Creek cool miners have decided to refuse the mine-owners'  scheme of proposed reductlons"*ln the  hewing rates. *  By tho temporary stoppage of nil  work at the South Kalgurll mine, at  Kalgoorlle, -West Australia,; about 200  men'were thrown out ot work at thc  end of May. , "   ' '  '  New South Wales Premier Barton  says the Australian Federal government will do its best to pass the con;  dilation and arbitration bill during the  present session. ,'  Sydney lamp-lighters have'formed a  union. This fact moves the Brisbane  Worker to remark that "the ..light of  trade unionism should now spread more  than ever."'  It ls.rep.qrtpd by the Australian labor  press that a large .number of thc Vic  torian railroadmen will leave that colony  as a result of-the governments  action tn the recent strike.  RIGS AND SADDLE HORSES Always on band at Hotel North "Vancouver. "* A.  K   .   , f, .i J -"- A  The following manifesto hus been Issued by the Labor candidate:  TO THE ELECTORS OF VANCOUVER:  Gentlemen,���In appealing to you ���for  support In the forthcoming general Provincial election, the Vancouver Labor  Party begs to make the following statement of its principles and policy:  For many years we hnve felt tho want  of a definite Labor Party in the House,  whoso specific duty should be to Introduce  and support measures for'the amelioration of the condition of the workers.  Hitherto, the workers, as such, have not  been represented ln either the'Provincial or Dominion Houses. Our legislators, while always elected by the vote of  the worj-lng classes, havo always been  chosen from the ranks ot the lawyers (the  professional class), " landowners, leisure  class, or large manufacturers (direct exploiters of labor), but nover from the  ranks of tho workers themselves. Therefore, and almost of necessity, our laws  havo been made In the interest of the  moneyed and luxurious classes and those  who derive their incomes from them, viz.,  the professionals..  As long as this condition of affairs remains, 'we who from time immemorial  havo been called the working class can-  hot expect to have more than tho merest fragment of justice accorded to us by  legislative enactments.  In lieu of legislation In our behalf, wo  have to appeal to the "strike" because  wo havo no othor weapon to fight wllh.  We realise that the "strike" is clumsy,  uncertain and always more or less disagreeable and annoying to the country.  The" Vancouver Labor Party, therefore,  puts itself on record as being in favor  of legislative enactments to relieve the  working clasSifrom the unjust conditions  which now burden them. Ninety per  cent, ot the population of British Columbia have no direct voice in making or  putting In force the laws ot tho Province.  This ought not to be. That the trend of  tho' workers' movement Is In thc direction 'Of direct representation in Parliament by- tho workers themselves Is evidenced by thc fact thafa number of  working men have scats In* the Imperial  Parliament; that* Mr. Puttee has been  elected on this issue to the Dominion  House, and Mr. Hawthornthwaite to thc  Provincial  Assembly.  Working men of Vancouver, be true to  yourselves and voto  for the Vancouver  Labor Party on October 31st, 1903.     '  (Signed)     . F. WILLIAMS, Tailor,'  " A. G. PERRY, Motorman.  J. EDWARDS, Machinist.  anything Scottish, but b"sliles the  tuneful plpoi' otlier music Is piovlded  for Sassenach oars. The plan of cheapening the admission for children is an  admirable one, as many a largo family  Is precluded from going to such gatherings by the big expense of taking the  whole family and the dislilio of leaving  somcbehlnd. Those who porsess the  natural dress of either sex, should don  It, *rot only as a compliment lo lhe  occasion, but because il ensures admittance to the grounds without calling  at the ticket ollice.  "IMGSIIOKKH^-C01I-  VITION  UckIhKt. KckIhRt. Hcf��lKti*r.  SOCIALIST GRAFTERS.  So  the  Time works wondrous changes,  eiallsts used lo be "Johnny on  spot" with the icminder that a labor  organizer or any otlier unionist who  took pay for his work was a "grafter  and a "fakir." It now appears tliat  labor unionists are not tlie only "fakirs" in the movement. A. E. Fowler  writes in the Liberator as follows on  llie alarming number of socialist graft-  erg bobbing up all over the country:  'When any mnn in this movement undei takes to lay out a route of sixty  days>nl $25 per d'iy, his services are  altogether too valuable lor every day  use, and il might be just as well for  the socialists to tiy and get along without tliem.  "It is a trille Inconsistent for us to  go before tlie wage slaves of America  with a propaganda that upholds the  'iron law of wages,' a 'class-conscious'  programme, expounded by ex-pulpil-  eers and other equally horny-handed  sons of toll at $25 or $15 per diem.  "NO SOCIALIST AGITATOR, EDUCATED OU OTHERWISE, HAS ANY  RIGHT TO EXPECT MORE'THAN  EXISTENCE WAGE FOR THE  WORK. He should bo willing to break  t-ven wilh the rank and file who dig  up their dimes and dollars to carry on  the work of agitation.  "On every coin that goes Into the  socialist movement there are drops of  proletarian blood. ���-���   : ���  "The man who seeks lo fatten his  purse in the soi iaiist movement is a  human -buzzard, no matter what his  Intellectual and oratorical accomplishments happen to be."  The Party will Immediately open central Committee rooms at 221 Abbott  Street in the Dominion Holel block,  and will-actively open the campaign.  An Executive Committee had been appointed consisting ot Messrs. F. While-  side, Chairman; A. E. Soper, Secretary;  J. Dubberley, George Wilby, J. G. Bad-  or, G. P. Downey, Chris. Foley, XV. 3.  Lamrick and J. G. Davidson.  Aid. Robert Macpherson has declined  the nomination tendered him on tlie  Labor ticket on purely personal  grounds, his place being taken by Mr.  J. Edwards, a machinist In the employ  of the Albion Iron* Works.  SPORT FOR  SPORT'S SAKE.  There is one thing about Scotsmen,  .(though_some_mny_eavil_n(_it),_tliat_a  union man cannot but admire and  should copy, namely, their elaiinlsh-  tiess. However much they nuiy differ  ln religion, politics, or. the many other  things that people get excited about,  yet when anything Scottish Is uppermost-they aro always united and it  matters little whether they are Canadian, old country born, the national  characteristic   Is  dominant.  It gojs without saying therefore that  (he Scottish games at Bro.;kton point  on Saturday, August lst, will have  plenty of go, and will be woll worth attending, Scotsmen nre nothing if not  progressive, and the experience of  past years us to the "ilites and dislikes  of the public have caused thein to relent, a prognimine that will suit all  tastes.  To prevent tiresome waits, tlie dancing contests will take plnce while the  races are In progress and to amuse  those. who enjoy a laugh a rew gymkhana sports are Introduced, such us a  Ihrendneedle race and other amusing  competitions.  It is not unlikely that the Maxwell  gold'medal foi wiestllng will be competed tor by men from Tacoma, ns well  as our own towns, which will add Inteiest to the proceedings. While/the  tug-ot-wai between the myrnldons of  the law and the fire laddies will be  really exciting, for neither police nor  firemen will give ground In a short pull.  Music of course, ls never absent at  GET OX THU VOTI'MiS* LIST.  IDLE MEN A MENACE.  An exchange says that the-idle men  of thc nations of Europe aro a grave  menace lo the working classes of Am-  erica. The famine stricken wiotehes  of tlie old yorld wlio are growing desperate in their lags and hunger,!'are  competitors for the jobs bl those who  liave employment. This fierce competition means a further reduction in the  compensation of tlie wage slave of Europe, and will cause him lo look across  the Atlantic f foi relief. America,  through the conditions in Europe, are  llireatened Willi an Invasion of immigration that bodes no good to our laborers. The industrial depression in  Europe .will load the. vessels ot the  steamship companies  with  human   be  ings who will become conipeiTtors-in"  the, laboi- maiket. This threatened iu)-  migratio.i means cheaper labor and the  workois of this country have no lime  to .squander in preparing for the emergency.  IS      "PROSPERITY'.'      GETTING  SHAKY 7  Tiie American Federation ist for July  +  gives a chart showing the extent of unemployment among trade unionists  for the llrst live months of the present  year, as compaied wllh the loriespoii-  illng months of 1902. For January the  I roportloii of unuiiplnycd wns nearly  twice as high la 1903 as in 1902: for  February about une-thlrd higher; tor  March and April nbout one-third lower; and for May more than twice as  high. Taking the period ofllve months  as ii-whole, the pinpoi-tlon of men unemployed was about 50 per cent higher  this year than last. Is "prosperity" beginning to get shaky?  ROBERT  KENNEDY .DEAD.  Mr. Robeit  Kennedy, a well known  member of the 'Longshoiemeu's union,  died' on  Wednesday   night at   the   St.  Paul's hospital, after a lengthy illness.  The deceased  i\0"> a native'of Ontario  and had losided In Vancouvei for some  -i  time.    The funeial will take place on  Satuiday afternoon at 2 o'clock from  Messrs. Kemp & Simpson's parlors.  DON'T FORGET LABOR DAY.  D. J. Keefe, of Chicago, and H. C.  rial lei- were elected president and scc-  reliii-y-treasuier, respectively, of the  International I.ongshoieiuen, Marine  and Transportation Workers' association last week at the close of the 12th  annuiil'uonvcntlon of tlie association at  Hny Cily, Mich. The election was harmonious, a threatened campaign  igalnst 3. E. Porter, colored, of New  Orleans, seventh vice-president, falling  Mat, and he being one of three vice-  presidents nominated by acclamation.  Among the vice-presidents are J. A.  MacLaughlin, of Sarnla, Ont., and J.  .Montinarquelte,  of Montreal.  Milwaukee was chosen as the next  place of meeting. President Keefe,  Secretary Barter and T. N. O'Connor,  of Buffalo, wore chosen delegates to the  American  Federation ot  Labor.  The declaration of Fust Vice-President Joyce--in favor of disci imination  against all vessel owners who are not  members of the Lake Carriers' asso  elation, is geneially regarded as 'the  beginning of a fight- against the so-  called steel, trust and Gilchrist and  several lines of vessels owned by railroads. The matter was referred to tlie  executive council.  The conservative element rallied to  President Keefe's anti-sympathetic  strike Ideas, and while the strikes were  not abolished, Delegate Casey, of Buffalo, secured the passage of a resolution which provides for a majority assent of all delegates to a wage conference before sympathetic strikes can be  declared. ^_  The convention decided to have a conference ot freight handlers, who have  hitherto had no conferences with their  employers, in Detroit, one week prior  to tlie Lake Carriers' association meeting.  In British territory again, as, he said,  he was born in England, but lived ln  the United States u good deal longer  thnn he did in the old country, We  hope he will come back again.  ORGANIZER HESKETH HERE.  Wc were ;ploa.=ed'to. have a call this  week by the general organizer of the  Hotel and Restaurant Employees' International Alliance and' Bartenders'  International League of 'America. Robert  Hesketh,  of  Seattle,. Wash.       He  id been In this city some 12 years  ago, and was surprised to behold such  a city as Vancouver, Is now. He will  be here a couple of weeks. Tiie Seattle Unioii Record says: "Robert B.  Hasketh, familiarly known, as 'Bob,'  was recently sent to the international  convention of the Hotel and Restaur-  uit Employes' Alliance and Barkeepers'  League by the local, Cooks' and Waiters' union.. The hitter body is. one'Of  the strongest locals In the country, and  that fact is owing in no small degree  to the work of Mr. Hesketh has done  for it in liis capacity as business agent.  That liis services in behalf of. the  craft are-appreciated at headquarters  is shown by the fact that he came back  from the International convention commissioned as a general organizer. His  territory is the wide, wide world���or  my portion of il whither his superior  oillcers may send him. Local union-  Ists-hopc-thosp-ofllcors -will-keep-Bob  In hailing distance, a#t least, of Seattle,  lie Is not only a worker for the Cooks  and Waiters, but for organized labor  Jn general, and wc don't want to lose  hlni. lie lias been one of the most  useful members of the Western Cen-.  tral Labor union for many moons, a  faithful custodian of its funds for a  long time, and a man whose advice on  momentous questions was always  .'.ought and generally followed. It his  new duties call 1:1m elsewhere the best  wishes of every union man and woman  In Seal lie  will  follow him."  K.VN1C OF THE BOILERMAKERS.  Among our visitors this week was  Hie grand vice-president of the Brotherhood of Bolloi makers and Iron Ship  Hulhlcis of America, Donilnick Kane.  Hi-other Kane represents the Rocky  Mountain and Pacific Coast District of  his brotherhood. lie belongs to Bremerton lodge No. 290, and resides" at  Port Orchard, Wash. He Is a fine  specimen of the sturdy unionist and  has great faith in his organization and  Hie union movement generally. It was  indeed a pity that ho could not stay  heie over tlnee days, because Vancouver- too laiely meets such men. His  union Is gi owing .every wheie in leaps  and bounds,-~esi:eclally in the cast. Secretaiy .1. H. Watson and other members of the local lodge entertained thcir  honored guest and showed him the  city.   Bro. Kane waa. delighted to he  SUPPORT YOUR OWN PAPER.  Labor today is robbed; it Is oppressed; it is deprived of its fair share of  the blessings ot civilization; it ls compelled to bear the whole burden, not  merely of supporting itself, but ot supporting an idle aristocracy and gov-  enrment besides, so says the Toronto  Toiler.  Does the capitalistic press call attention to this terrible injustice? Does  tlie so-called religious press do so?  Not by any means. The most Important facts aro either suppressed or kept  in thc background. The most specious  arguments are used for the maintenance of tlie present regime. The colleges and universities are bowing to  Dives to get his dollars, and ���consequently they must set the tune of their  teaching according to the tastes ot plutocracy. Besides this, the old political  parties are both under the power of  the wealthy contributors to the election expenses.  Labor, therefore, has a duty to perform for Itself. They who would be  tree, themselves must strike the blow.  The plutocratic press must depend on  the numerous subscriptions ��f the laboring classes for their support, and,  consequently, labor ls largely to blame  for-the encouragement these papers receive.  This paper was started for the purpose ot advocating the rights of labor,  and it has striven consistently to follow that course, lt has kept before the  public certain all-Important subjects,  on which the daily press maintain an  ominous silence. It has not failed" to  point out without prejudice the sins of  emission and commission of both political parties..- The numerous renders of  this organ have thus been kept Infoim-  c-d on certain Important facts -which  otherwise they couid not have learned.  Tlie contest Is coming on apace. There  are mighty.-victories to be won. Men  must' be. saved from the thraldom of  their present unjust conditions. Tl^>se���_?  who have the power are striving with ,  all their might to extend.that power.  The Morganization of the industries,  the extending of the all-grasping hands  of the Rockefellers, the utilization of  the-judiciary, the increasing power of  extortion of the franchise-grabbers, all  these are widening their power and  stretching out their vast tentacles like  mighty octopuses, to extort from the  industrious men the last drop that can  be "rendered" from the products of his  industry.  Tills battle can be won only by the  education   of   the .public.,.. Plutocracy _,���.  serves  up  every  morning  a  mass of  mutter to keep the mind occupied on    .  subjects often of no importance, while  it maintains the most prudent silence  respecting the wrongs to which indus-   ���  try is subjected.  ^It is the duty of every industrious  man anw ot every lover of his race  to throw his inlluence in favor of prog- w  ress and freedom. To engage in this  movement should arouse the highest  ambition. _ lt we support the papers  wliich aro helping to forge more strong .  the chains whicli now keep industry In  servility, we are helping to keep unjust  privilege in power. That duly, therefore, is plain: Support that paper which  fights .for your rights. Tell your neighbors about It; call the attention of the  members of your union to tha Important facts it communicates and the  principles it advocates. If you do this,  you will bo hastening the day when  Industry will enter Into Its own, when  il will no longer erlugc down beneath  the oppression of unjust conditions, but  will march with songs of triumph into  possession ot the promised land.  aH_^_���_������ v  FROM  SEATTLE.  Three hundred barbers will turn out  in the carnival parade.       ,  Steamshlpmen havo 175 uctive members.  A plledrlvors' union will be formed.  J. A. Davidson, corner Samble and  Cordova Sts., Is the plac�� where you  get your hair cut In an artistic manner.  SOCIALIST CAIVDIDATES.  MvmtrH. T. OGLE and A. R   STEB-  I)I!\S are tbe candidate* of the ��o-  clnllMt' party   ol   Vancouver  in   the  forthcominK pro\ Inclal election*.  LABOR PARTY  Folloiv inn   nre   the   candidate* * of  the Vancouver lnlior party),  FRANCIS WILLIAMS, Tailor.  A. G. PERRY, Motorman,  J. EDWARDS, HachinlHt.  /  r THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY JULY  25,  1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISHED  WEEKLY   IN   THE    INTERESTS OF THE MASSES  BY  TIIE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  .BASEMENT    OF      FLACK       BLOCK  HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER,  B. C.  SUBSCRIPTIONS IN ADVANCE.  A week, 5 cents; month, 1G cents; tliree  months, 25 cents; six months, 50 cents  ono year, $1.00.  ENDORSE�� BY THE  TRADES & LABOR COUNCIL OF VANCOUVER,  TRADES at LABOR COUNCIL OF VICTORIA.  VANCOUVER   BUILDING   TRADES  COUNCIL.  The Independent can always be had  at Galloway's book store, arcade.  SATURDAY JULY  1903  RcKiHtvr. lU'KlHter. HcK'lHter.  preceding holidays and all day on  Sunday. Friends of organized labor  will be guided accordingly.  Tho    Manitoba    provincial    elections  went  overwhelmingly   conservative.  The political situation hereabouts Is  becoming iieute. Who will lie the real  lories and who will be the rebellion!!  lories? Who will be the genuine grits  und who will be llie sore heads? Who  will be orthodox Noi'Iallslsai.d who  will be the taken? Who will be the  true laborites and wlio will be parly  tools?  CUT OX THE VOTERS' LIST.  The Labor Clarion, ot San Francisco,  calls attention to tlie bogus labels of  various kinds now on the market. The  label of the Garment Workers' union  Is tho particular mark for Imitators  and frauds of all kinds. When buying  overalls, shirts, junipers or suits our  readers should be careful lo demand  and secure the genuine label  GET ON THE VOTERS' LIST. -  Debt, doubt and drink���steer clear of  'em.  We are on the map just as well as  Port Moody.  These are certainly days of anxiety  In government circles at Ottawa.  Slnceiity  of  purpose   and   unity  of  action can accomplish great things.  As yet provincial campaign issues are  upon the ragged, edge of uncertainty.  It is Impossible to get a straight  party vote In Vancouver with five candidates to be elected.  Keep your hands on your loose  change, when the politicians are telling you "It's time for a change."  Malice, selfishness and enmity are  obnoxious weeds tliat should not be  allowed- to grow in t.he labor movement.  Until the day arrives whc.i every one  wlio wants to work can get it and be  fully recompensed for it, the word freedom Is a misnomer.  There is big consternation among thc  politicians of Ontario. The government of that province has been vindicated thiough It's representatives accepting the report ot the royal commission censuring 11. R. Gamey by a majority; ot four. Though tlie conservatives are in the minority in the' house  they represent about C.aOO moro voters  than the liberals.  The Labor Inquirer, of Tacoma,  Wash., is the latest addition lo the labor press. It appeared last Saturday  for the first time, and is a very creditable publication. It is under endorsement of the Trades Council, and S. A.  Beadle is the managing edilor. We  wish the new venture prosperity nnd  hope every union man in Ihe City of  Destiny will .become a subscriber. If  Ihey do success is assured.  ^oot&sSof  ���TORKEJ-jJ^-'ION  uoiJtf!  UW0Nj��iSttM��  -We are selling  i Boots and Shoes at  Hard Time Prices.  Every  pair  reduced.  Ladles' Fiist-Class  Kid and Boxed Call  In Buttoned and  Laced.  We guarantee our   shoes.   Must   be  sold to make room for our new stock.  GEO. I. JAMES,  13 Hastings Street t.       Vnncouvcr  Vancouver Union Directory.  THE VANCOUVER TRADES AND  Ijibor Council meets first and third  Thursday in eaeli month, at 7.30 p.m  President, XV. 3. Lamrick; vice-president,  Geo. Dobbin; secretary, F. J Russell; flu  ancial secretary, J. L. Lllley; treasurer  A. N. Harrington; scigeant-at-arins, J. C  Kerr; statistician, J. H. Perkins; trus  tees, Messrs. Pound, Cross and Thomp  son; executive committee, Messrs. Gcorgi  und Gothard.  SHIRT WAIST AND . LAIWDR1  WORKERS' UNION, No. 105-Meelf  every 2nd and 4th Thursday in each  month ln Union Hall. President, R. N  Hogg; corresponding secretary, Wallaci  Sharp, 1119 Richards St.; financial score  tary, Mr. Lee; treasurer, F. Young; dole  gates to Trades and Labor Council.  Messis. llargle, Coltart, Leo and Hogg.  WAITERS AND WAITRESSES' UNIOh  Local No. 28. President. Charles Over  vice-piesidenl, A. N. llviringtoii; sccro  tniy-treasuier, \l. II. 1'cil.ius; lecordlnp  secietary. Miss A. Scuitto, Press agent  W. Ellender. Mooting eiery second Fri  day evening at 8 HO o'clock in Unioi  flail, corner Homer ond Dunsmulr streot-  ������-���-������^���^"''�������� "���������-.  -..99:.*'Q4t  9  GREAT  AMALGAMATION  S SALE  Going on now.  ��� Take Advantage of this <>  Extraordinary Oppor-  ' tunity to Buy  and to Save  f Drysdalc, Stevenson, i^!: '  Cordova St. Store.  9+..~.-99+-����������.���.iy+....,+t>, ��� 4>+  ^ liiNtt-iiil of IiiivIiik ill IIiIn lime nf (lu- y��.ar liack iiiiiiiIiith nml Job  lo(H to (tot rlil of at uny iirlei" we lmve Juut rei-i'lvcil l��y I'Mircnn thf  very liiU-Nt MOW YORK HIIAI-MS In N��ri felt Imt*, Tliey nre lienntlew.  Sec tliem In our window*.  Tliey ure low, Ninmrc-crotviieil, with medium wide lirlm, mrillum  lilltli Nitiinrc crown, In the neweHt ulimlcx uf iieurl luul fnwn, ulna  blnck.    ..::.������-.  ,'1'IIM MEW, III.ACIC STIFF HAT hn��   n perfectly flnt brim.  NEW STIlAtV HATS-At tliU time of the yenr you do not like to imt  If IB to If'M Into ii l'linnmn. It In not necemmry. Yuu enn net t��o  nioiitliN' niiIIiI eomfort out of one uf uur new ntraw lintmfor fit, $8,50  Wt. The prettleNt nIiiiiivm we lmvo illNplayeil thin neiiNon, Come n  lmve n look nt tliem.  CBJUBB   &   STEWART,  Telephone 702.   ,. 309 to 315 Hastings St. W  or  nml  t +0+00 00000 00+00+09 ++++++ +++++X+++++  The Toronto Globe says that King  Edward is tlie great unmatched royal  jollier of the age. Now, the "old flag"  and "lip loyalty" tories will get ln  their work.  -The morning 'Tlzer sliould soon raise  ils old chestnut cry, "It's time for a  change." It's racy and does the trick.  Never mind what the change may be,  just so long as it's a change.  Tlie Statistical Register of New  South Wales for 1001, recently issued,  contains over a thousand pages of  tabulated statistical matter. Rut few  colonies or nations compile such comprehensive returns. Every phase ot  the "political, commercial, industrial  and professional life of the colony is  dealt with in statistical detail, and till  information relating to the colony's affairs, i from the aggregate dog tax to  the expenditure on government railways, Is arranged for ready fererence.  (JUT ON THK VOTKHS' LIST.  JOURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION Ol  America No. ITS. ��� Meets lst and 3ri  Mondays In room No. 1, Union Ilall. Pre  sidont, C. L Whalen; vice-president, J  T. Mortimer; recording secretary, F  Williams, lf*14 7th avenue, west; sccreta  ry-treasurer, J. Savage; sergeant-at-arms  11. Bruzeau; delegates to Trades .K. Ln  hor Council, F. Williams and .1. T. Mor  timer.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No. 113, i\  F. 1,1., meets every Salurda.v at 7 3(1 I  in. In Forester's Hall, Van Anda. Presl  dent, John D. Fraser; vice-president, J  W. Austin; secretary, Alfred Rnper  treasuier. A. G. Uelghton; conductor  Wm A. McKay; warden, Henry Patler  son.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNATIONAL Union, No. 120���President, E. Harpur; vice-president, J. Gil-  man; corresponding-financial secietary  J. A. Stewart, ��:) Hastings St. E.; ro  corder, XV. L. Ayleswortli; 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 ol  each month In Union Hall.  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS  WHAT'S THC USE  ol hurrying about buying Lite Insurance so many men think and say. At  least two strong reasons aro: Qo od health is uncertain; increased cost il  certain.  What's tho ubo of waiting might bettor be said)  UNION MUTUAL   POLICIES  may bo depended upon to protect throughout tho varying experiences    ol  human lilo, to laHhlully guard tho interests    of the    Insured, and to be  promptly cashed when thoy bocomo payable.    Values and privileges abound  and   aro   conveniently   available.  Detailed facto gladly furnished.  Aftor throo yoars tho Union Mutual Policies do not become void by failure  to pay premiums, tho Main Non-Forfolturo Uv without action of the  Policy-holder, continuing tho  rnsuranco for a Sp'ociflod length of time.  Union Mutual Life InsuranceCo  PORTLAND, MAINE. Ikcobpokatkd 1848.  1 Call or write for particulars and plana  Head Office :. 419 Hastings St.-W., Vancouver, B.C  J. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager.  COLIN  CAMERON, Special ' Agent.  We have had a government in British Columbia representing a minority  vote of tlie pecple for years. Workingmen, oh, how long are you going to  stand to be buncoed?  Tho B. C. Immigration act and anti-  Japanese should be jolly good vote  catchers. The ai.li-Chlnese question  did good service for the politicians in  its day and generation.  Signs are not wanting that Clift Sifton and Jim Sutherland will soon have  Speaking of "graft" propositions, wc  know no better opening for slreet corner or side show spoolers than so-  called ' socialist propaganda "work,"  that detestable word so obnoxious to  tlio class-conscious never-swoats. The  socialist movement can be worked as  a good thing hy any competent lluenl  jawsmith v.-lio may .happen lo come  along, and spell-binds the faithful.  These gentry arc veiitable actors when  il comes to memorizing and plagariz-  ing the usual slock phrases ami just  enough about socialism to make' a  couple or liours spool, holler loudly and  ing so far made only moderate do  shake liieir lisls.  UNITED BROTH ERIIOOD OK CARPENTERS AND JOINERS-Meet!-  everv second nnd foui til WcdncMlnv Ir  Unlnn hall, loom 2 President, A'E  Coffin; vlec-presiilptit, I,. C. DeWolf; recording secretary, U. Chaplin. 20! Princess street; financial secrotary, J. Mc-  Lcod; trcasiuor, G. Adams; conductor, II.  Howes; warden, ,1. F. Gray; delegates to  T. and L Council, Geo. Dobbin, George  Adams, A. E Coffin, L. C DeWolf and  S. O'Brien; delegates to the RulMIng  Trades Council, II. Howes and J. Mc;  Lcod.  TIMM DRIVERS- INTERNATIONAL  UNION, No 10S->Iccts first and third  Wednesday In each monlli In Union hall  President, Geo. Dunlop; vice-president, S  Caw Iter; scerclary-tiensiiier, D. Melvei  rccoi cling secretary, A E. Sopor, KB  Hornby slreet; warden, C. B. lllgglnson;'  conductor, T. E. Biighrc; trustees, C. Tl.  lllgglnson, R ITcywnod, A. Robinson:  delegate*; to Trades and Labor Council,  A. 10. Sopcr, Geo. Dunlop, C. II. lllgglnson. J. J.  Ilairlson, J. C. Kerr. ,  Wc would ask our readers to read  the statement of the president and directors of Iho Children's Aid socie.ty re  the case of Secretary Soulli, whicli was  dismissed the other day in court. The  position that Jlr. South holds as officer  of the society Is an unenviable one 'at  a scrap as to which of them will takeL,,, ������,,,,._ iinslmlch !ls |c tho ���,.���, who  Laurier's job   when   he   retires on   ac- [  count of his ill health.  A  Marx  writer  would  states  actually  iiils- It does his duty lie is haund to be  assailed by i-r.scrupulous and unlhiiik-  thnt       Karl ] '"B n-��l)le-   Orphan homes are sad lube    ashamed istiU,tions to co��tcmplate, but when ol-  INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF BLACK  SMITHS, Vancouver Union, No. 151.-  Meets the first and third Monday in each  month at S p. m , In Union hall, riomei  street. President, A A. Bigg, vlce-pres  Ident, G. XV. Smart; financial secretary  Chas. McAllister; recording secretary, D  Robinson, box S7, Vancouver, IJ. C; dele,  gates to tho Trades and Labor council  William Latham, D. Robinson, II. Howard. ' - .  Cigar Factory  NEW WESTMINSTER.  PHONE I220A.  Dixod & Lytc  Carpenters & Joiners  534-540 Seymour St.  Between Pender and Dunsmuir Sts.  All kinds of work In this line promptly attended to.  to meet some of his converts at the! "cers of *lieni- al'�� suspected of crime  pearly gates. .Don't bo afraid of that.  They're going" the othor direction as  fast as they are able.  The man who, being a union man,  fails to render his employer full time,  his best skill and' his most loynl and  hearty co-operation, Is not a union man  at heart and, moreover, does every  union man an unnecessary Injury.  Bear in mind lhat the early-closing  rule, of tho BarberB' union requires that  shops shall close at 8 p. m. on week  days,  11  p.  m. on Saturday evenings  they-become_doubly"s"6"nrrrSoiiliriia��  dono a good work for humanity and  an public apology is certainly coining  to him.  GET ON THE VOTERS' LIST.  When you want Shoos made  .  fo order or repaired  "(JO io-  Thos 0.Mills,a��M*  +++++++++++++++-++ ++++++++++<++++++^  9  o  n  u  <>  n  l>  l��  l>  i>  "  ���At  'i  n  SURELY THERE IS  A PIECE OR TWO  OF CUT-GLASS HERB  ���that you have set your heart upon,  Though your table mny bo well-appointed In other respects, if it  has no CUT GLASS, It lacks that touch which sets lhe liullniark ot  excellence upon It-  WINE GLASSES. ' '              '.    CANDLESTICKS  ���     VASES.                          ��� .       LIQUEURS.  TUMBLERS." '      CLARETS.  SALTS. , WINE SETS.  SUGAR SHAKERS. NAPPIES. ���  CELERY DISHES. '      BOWLS.  CARAFFES. CREAM AND SUGAR.  BONBON   DISHES. .       '    ETC., ETC.  Our Cut-glass Department ls a beautiful sight.  9  n  <>  <��  n  n  <>  n  o  <��  <>  o  o  I*  tl  ('  <>  o  <>   ,  ...   , II  "9 + +++++++*9*A*>*Aa>+ ++4,4*4/, + + ^-f.^f, friJ"frfr��H| .  Tbe Jeweler and  Diamond  Merchant  COR. GBANVILLE AND, HASTINGS STREETS*  Official Watch Inspector of-the C. P. R.  ni'ILDKRS' LABORERS' FEDERAI'  UNION, No. 32, Vancouver.���Meels every oilier Tuesday evening, a I S o'clock  in llie large room, Union Ilall. President  J. Sully; vice-president, XV. Lyons; secretary, II. Sellers, Western Hotel; treasuier,  J. Cosgrove; warden, II. Chapman; conductor, J. Gumlcrson; delegates to Trades  & Labor Council. J. Sully, G. Pavne. J  Cosgrove and 11. Sellers; delegates lo  Building Trades Council, J. Sully and J  Cosgrove*  VANCOUVER TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION, NO. 220, meets the Ith Monday in  each monlli at Union H.ill. President,  W. J. MacKay; vice-president, S. J. Gothard; secretary, W. 31. Hunt, P. O. Box M;  lieasuier, John Watkins; sergeant-at-  arm.s, James Webster; executive committee, Ralph Wilson, A. XV. Flnbow, N  Clcliinil and P. Kellas; delegates lo  Tiades and Labor Council, .Robert Todd,  George .Bartley,  Qco. Wilby.  STREUT RAILWAY .MEN'S UNION.-  Mects second and fouith Wednesday of  each monlli in Sutherland ilall, corner  Westminster Avenue and Hastings  Street, a I s (J.ni., President, James Me-  QulKiuii.vicc-iircxIdant, A. G. Ellliitl; recording secretary, A. G. Terry, 31 Seventh avenue, Mount Pleasant; financial  secretary, Ed. Cozens; conductor. J. Iladg-  or; warden, A. J. Wilson; sentinel, A. M  Harris; delegates lo Tiailes and Lnlmr  Council, �� McGiilgan, A. J. Wilson, R  Unv:'., C. Dennett, F. C. O'Biien.  For Ten Days  Millinery, Blouses, Skirts,  Dress Go' ds, Swiss Muslins,  While ���'ottons, Pi inl s? Ginghams. Flanelotts, Tablings,  Laco Curtains. . .  Other goods too numerous  to mention.  W. W. BERKLEY  307 WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  CORNER HASTINGS' AND CAMIlllO  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  New, modern and strictly first-class,  good -samplo roomB; free. 'bua. Weeli  days���Breakfast 7 to 10 a. tn., ��� lunch  12 m. to 3 p. m., dlnnor, 6 to 8 p m  Sundivys���Breakfast 7'SO to 10 30 a  m., lunch 12:30 to 2 p. in., dinner, 5:80  to 7:80 p. m. Rates $2 and upward*  per day. HAYWOOD ��� & PRESCOTT  Proprietors.  Tbe  810-312 ABBOTT STRl'.ET, VANCOUVER, B C  Restaurant and Bar. Uronkfuht b to  10, merchants' lunch 11 to 2, 25c', din-  nor 5 lo 81 25c; lunches put up, eastern and Olympian oystors; tdiort orders \ a. specialty at all liours.  meal tickotB -$4; bost 26c. meal in the  city.     P. BURTON, Proprietor.  Meeting.  F. O. E.-VANCOUVHR AERIE, No. ��.  meets  Wodnosday evenings; vlsltlnj  brethren   welcome.    Bert  PnreonB.  w  P : J. G. Ure, W. 8., Arcade.      n  THERE IS  The  819 SEYMOUR-STREET.  VANCOUVER.-'  Having tho only up-to-date grill roon"  'n British Columbia, which in itncll Is n  guarantee of a first-class hotel and restaurant. Business Men's LUNCH, from  12 m. to 2:80 p. m., only 25 coiiU<  78 CORDOVA STREET.  Under* new management. Dining  Room Unsurpassed. Everything Newly Renovated. RATES���$1 a Day, Special Rato by the Week. Louis Adams  and James Guthrie, Proprietors.  THE RETAIL CLERKS' INTERNA  TIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets In O'Brien's Hall, tho first anil  Ihlrd Tuesdays of each month. J. A  Murray, president; W. J. Lamrick, secre  tary, 248 Princess street, -  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF  Machinists, Beaver Lodge, No. 182.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesdays In  each month. In the Lesser O'Brien 'Hail  President, Geo. P. Downey; past president, J. R. Edwards; vice-president, H. J.  Liltler; recording .secretary, J. H. McVety; financial secretary, J. Anderson.  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF  Electrical Workers. Vancouver Local  No. 213���Meets second and fourth Wodnes  nay In each month in O'Brien's Hall, Pre  sldent, A. McDonald; vice-president, J  Dubberley; recording secretary, - S. - W.  Huston; flnanolal seoretary, H. V. *Ran-  na - ���.  Wc, tlio umlerhignoil, lianillo tlio  only UNION MADE (JIGARETTE8  mado in Ciinudn. KAHNAC, V. C.  iindT.&U.  S. HARCUS. "  C. FORSBURG.  CHAS.  PEOK.  D. M'DONALD.  R.  L.  RICE.  W. A. CALLAGHAN.  CHAS. M'DONOUGH.  W.J. McMillan & Co.  Wholesale Agents for B. C  Corner Alexander St. and Columbia 'Ave-  Vaucou      B.C.        ��� ���    .  P. O. BOX, 296.   " . , PIIONK, 179,  Tbe Balmoral  CORNER   CORBOVA   AND   CARRALL  STREETS,- VANCOUVER  Makes a specialty ol Dewar's npoi'lnl  llquour, also Ushor's black label llcpiour  wlilskoy. Largo stock of Imported and  clomostlc cigars. FInost billiard ��nd  pool tables. R.     n.    MULLIGAN  *  CO.,  Proprlotorn,  of Fire' or "Injun- .  Health when you use  "the.  ELECTRIC  ���X  The   price   is  now-  such' that almost ev-"  erybody can afford it.  Once   used, "always  used.   Apply at Office of  LTD.  Cor/Carrall and Hastings'  Streets. .  I :   GEO. HAY   : i  t  Viuicoiivcr's    Pioneer    CIoMicf  Renovator, mtikcfl a cult new.  Dyeing and Repairing.  21C Cam die Bt., Vancouvkk.  gjoooeoooeeooeooosaooaooao  DELICIOUS WINE  Mads Exclusively fiiom n. c. Kbuit. -  FRESH COT FI.OWBRS   I'NION MAPK  DOMESTIC CIOA IIS  When making a trip around the  Park call on   -  I���H'��-!Jj-��igsn��**-Brnt;-ton Pom���x-  J   tt . V. WOIJC8     Lighthouse       I  ooooooooooeeeoaooooeaee  CANADIAN  XiiXiMJX&imi&  and  PACIFIC  mmer  >eer  ic  " Works  Importers and Bottlers  GORE AVE.   'PHONE 783.  , - *   SOLE.AG.ENT8.   -'     *    ���  TAKE) THE  Imperial  Limited  PACIFIC TO ATLANTIC IN 96 HOURS.  STEAMSHIPS TO CHINA AND JAPAN:  ATHENIAN .. .'. June 20TII  EMPRESS OF CHINA .- ..July flTII  EMPRESS OF INDIA July 2TTI1  STEAMSHIPS TO HONOLULU,. FIJI ISLAND AND AUSTRALIA.  SS.i*) MOANA .:....: '..Juno 2��TH  SS. MIOWERA July24TH  SS. AORANGI , ..'..Aug. 21ST'  For full particulars as to time, rates,  etc., apply to/  E. J. COYLE, JAS.' SCLATER,    -   -V.  J        A. G. P. A., '   .'   TIckot Agent,.     >  *I,Vancouvor,-B.C.  428 Hastings St.,   -  ���."��� ','.      ' Vancouver, ,B.^ C  A  ?��cagogcgsgasKtt SATURDAY ".JULY 23,  190$  THE INDEPENDENT.  ������������  ��9<  �����������!  ft  h  i  IT  ?���  r.   *  k  ,i  A '���.��� 0  y-    Our '.'Independent'-^ patrons    to^  a patronize      tho     RED     CROSS*  ��� DRUG STOh'E. the Popular Pre-��  ft scrlptlon riinrmncy, Tliey belong*  ��� to no Druegist Combine. ���  ��� Slewart'B pink. Tonic Pills, E0c,��  2 now .1Sc..,.Siirsapaillla, big bot-y  j lie, JI, now 70c...Gibson's Celery^  q Nervlnt, big bottle $1, now 75c... ���  0 Bring your "prescriptions.   Eng-��  0 lish and German chemists In at-*  ��� tendance...Mall. orders receive*  5 prompt   attention..    ..SEND   USi  1 AN ORDER. J  ��������&������������������������������������������������  CLARENCE   HOTEL.  (Under new management.)  JAS. \V. MASSEY, Proprietor.  Corner Pender   and   Seymour Sts.  Ono bloclt from Post Olllce.   First-class  dining room and bar; white help only.  Rest English ales and porter In town.  Rates, J1.00 per day.  the CITY HOTEL  R. ASBBOK, Proprietor.  40 Powell Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.  v  Terms $1.00 per day.  THE SOUTH m\),  wil  Items from Victona  By Our Own ^Correspondent.  A special meeting oC tho Trades and  Labor council Is called for Wednesday  evening for the purpose of making ar  rangemenls for an excursion to Van'  couver on Labor day.  Some little difficulty has arisen In  the Trades and Labor council on seat  ing delegates chartered by the Amerl  can Labor union. There appears to be  'a difference of, opinion in the interpretation of the cluuse In the constitution  giving the seating ot delegates In the  council. The matter will be referred  * lo the A. F. of L.'and Dominion Trades  congress, and for the sake of hnrmony  it ls to be hoped that a favorable view  will be  taken of the matter.  'Trades  it -.  unions have enough to do to light tlie  common enemy without embarking in  petty *engagements amongst themselves.  -._.  A ���'-.:��.>" ��� '���  A political" rounder of repute is actively engaged,canvassing for one of  tho political parties." His boat is among  the numerous saloons In town. On his  own statement ho is getting $3.00 per  diem for his services. The strange feat-  uie of his business lies in the fact that  while he is paid by one party, he Is  canvassing for the other. Probably he-  is doing tlie pair of thein up. Ho  openly boasts that a -political campaign  is "worth from $3Q0 to $500 to him for  services. At the last municipal election  this genius in order to comply with'tho  law'as regards residence,- etc., voluntarily paid his landlord" sufficient to  biing him up to the standard, so that  he might rukc in^a few shcckles, but  unfortunately for ltyn there was Ao-  . thing in it.  ���-Ai, NO LABOR TICKET.  The-labor element.in victoria have  mado the usual preparations for. thc  coming political campaign. There te,a  big rent in the ranks and harmony has  taken ��� a vacation.    Some of the boys  -have lined up with conservatives, others  with liberals and socialists, and ,the  great innjorlty swear they will have  nothing to do with'it. .The'possibility  of putting up a labor.'ticket'is out of  the question, many of the unions'being  decidedly opposed to ���Interfering iriipoll-  tics.* Tlie International 'ijmpjloyees .^association have^ decided ^'to ^.'introduce  business,' lnto'pollllcs,'- wlth���a"*vlew "of  wiping out trades Vunions.V ^Knowing  this, it doos seem strange" that", union  men would tuke.a hand in manufacture  Ing for their own destruction." It is?to  be hoped that by. 1904 organized labor  will be prepared to make a stand,in  their own defense.  MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION  " AND LABOR.  ���The-capltalists-nirrepresentcd-by-the  president of the Manufacture-is' association, declares the determination of  tho employers belonging to that ���association to crush out trades unionism  and socialism, and In so doing, throws  clown   the  gauntlet  to  both  unionists  ���    THE BEST STORES  f B. C. HANDLE  *  i*  9'  IN   ���  e  e  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  ��  mm  Overalls  and socialists. _ The .-autocratic president of this Infamous association has  been rebuked by prominent men for  his-rash announcement, but this has  apparently not interefred with the de  termination to earry out his threat. It  Is true Mr. Parry and his gang of  brigands have all tho resources of the  country to aid them in their efforts,  but the working men havo the power  of numbers, who by their, voles can  elect their, own nominees to office, and  Mr. Parry's recent mad attack will do  more than any amount of propaganda  work to 'consolidate workers of 'all  kinds. Heretofore," the jealousy of labor leaders one against tho other, has  pi evented the labor party from securing any united aytlon from the lqbpfers  but it is to be hoped that all social reformers, ^whether trades 'unionists .or  socialists, will unite and fight their  >vould-be oppressor, side by side. The  employers have become more and more  intolerant, more determined lo resort  to force and less willing to arbitrate:  "Accept our terms," tliey say, "or cease  work." Another element favors the  workers, and that is the fact thut'the  light has begun by the employers proposing .to conquer the wfn-kerg, regardless, of consequences, the.workers hav-  far. having made only ...moderate , demands the justice of- which .Is .easily  discovered by the most'careless, and  no reasons exists for tlie bitterness of  the employeis except their determination to complete thn enslavement of  tlie workers, no matter how much inconvenience .und, even ^suffering is indicted .on 'the people at large. , So In  the present fight the majority side with  tlie workers. ��The battle is on and it  must, be fought to a finish.  - At a special "meeting of the Trades  and " Labor council held Wednesday  night, the council formed, itself into a  general committee to arrange for un  excursion on Labor 'day to Voncouver,  where-the celebration take's place this  year. Sub-committees were then appointed for transportation, printing,  advertising, music and finances. The  general committee will meet again next  Wednesday night at 8.*o'clock.  , SEATTLE CARNIVAL.  All the transportation companies entering Seattle have announced greatly  reduced rates on the occasion of the  Labor carnival, 'which opens at Seattle on Tuesday next. In -connection  with the carnival there are to be Labor  Union dity, Queen's day, Children's day,  etc., thc alfiilr winding up with Mardi  Gras. , ���        . -  Creatorc   the   eminent   conductor   of  ". BECAUSE'  ' ���  .They are tli* best obtainable  and give the best satisfaction  lo their customers.   Try tliem.  ���THE-     -  EUery's Royal Italian band, Is pronounced by the highest musical critics as  being one of the most brilliant bandmasters in the world. And when a  few brilliant (?) musicians, who could  not place the music on Crcutoi-f's" music  rack in proper munner for him, declare  that he Is everything but a musician,  they only show their utter ignorance  as critics * of musicians. The Royal  Italian band is a magnificent organization and Creitforo, himself, ls u master.  '. Next" month the Washington Stale  Pi ess Association holds its annual session in Victoria, B. C. We do not  know that nny paper on "Lubor Jaur-  nnlljm" litis been provided for In', thu  piogrammo, but respectfully suggest  Hint one sliould be. The ."P>'ess'gang"  are a set of Jolly good fellows.' A little more familiarity wit hthe objects  of trades and lnbor unions would make  Ihom a powerful help to the cause-of  labor.���Seattle'Union Record.- '"���  ��� nn iinaiK co.!  9 -   (LIMITED.)* -���  ~*i   The oldest  Union  Overall  Fao- *  ��� tory ln the West'        -' ft  ��  M \tf'S BLOCK, WINNIPEG, MAN.  ���  ��������������������������������������������^������������������*  DON'T FORGET LABOR DAY.  l.ADOR PARTY.  KollonlnK   nre   the   i-unilldntcii   of  the Vniiconvcr lnbor purty}  -  FRANCIS WILLIAMS, Tailor.  ^ A. Q. PERRY, Motormnii.  ���J. EDWARDS, MachlulNt.    .'  SOCIALIST CANDIDATES.  Messr*. T. OGLE mid A. R.' STEII-  BINS'aru thc candidates? of the no.  cinllHt. party,-of  Vancouver  In   the  forthcoming provincial .election".  The ..Independent luis been rciiuexlod  to publish the following statement from  the president and directors of the Children's Aid society ie C. J. South's recent  rouit ense,  which was dismissed:  ' The collnpso of the case against Mr,  South,- Secretary of tho Children's Aid  Society of this City, makes this an op  portunc timo for the Directors of tho  Society to Issue a brief statement and  appeal to the public.  Wo desire to express to the supporters  nf this highly Important social work our  appreciation of the patience which hns  been exercised towards us during a long  period'of anxiety and difficulty, arising  from tho unscrupulous and, happily, fruitless efforts, of the enemies ot tho work,  who have endeavored for many months,  by wnnton attacks upon thc character of  our energetic agent, to paralyse at tho  outset the splendid work which is already  being accomplished by tho Society.  We feel that the work which we are  striving to, do in the community as Directors of the Children's Aid Society, Is  ono of exceptional Importance and difficulty, .he power and the right to take  children from immoral or dissolute or  grossly neglectful parents or guardians  must bo always exercised with great pru  der.ee and caution. Only cases of ox-  tremo necessity justify the removal of  children from their natural protectftrs;  but theso cases aro all too numerous, even  here. It fpllows from this, that the work  of tho Secretary, who has also been the  agent of the Society, is ono which places  him In positions which draw upon him  the Ill-feeling and oven titter hatred of  thoso whom he has to have declared un-  'flt to' have the custody of their own  chlldi en. Tie is compelled lo Investigate  cases where  . ,.    . HIS-LIFE IS THREATENED,  and must be at times so situated as to  .give, evil-disposed persons opportunity to  make Insinuations   against   his  personal  character.  ^In the case of Mr. South, this opportunity'has been tl.e.more pronounced because, "owing to a lack of funds and the  absence of a shelter of our own, we  could not afford to employ a matron to  take, girls to nnd from foster homes, or  to and from the Orphanage on necessary  trips. Mr. South, In connection with other humane work, had travelling facilities  afforded him, and, in order to save the  funds^of the Society, has repeatedly undertaken duties which he might reasona-  blyhave declined.  In order that the attitude ot the Society may bo thoroughly understood, we  would stale that ever since December last  ���when a reference was made through tho  medium of a local paper, which we understood to reflect upon the character of  our agent���we "have given the matter of  theto charges our earnest and unremitting  attention, ns wo recognize tho paramount  importance of entrusting our work only  to the care of an official.  WHOSE MORAl/CIIARACTER  could tnot bo successfully assailed. As  tlie attacks were first made In connection  with children placed temporarily by us  In the care of the Alexandra Orphanage,  we at once nsked for a friendly conference with a Committee, appointed by tho  Board of that Institution. Several such  meetings were hold. Every suspicion  suggested and overy scrap of evidence  named was carefully investigated and  sifted by us. Many suspicions and some  definite charges'were found b'y us to be  conclusively refuted .upon evidence of thc  most trustworthy character. In other  cases, while it was Impossible, owing to  the. peculiar clrcumbtances .surrounding  the charges, to obtain absolutely negative  proof, the sources ot the charges wero  found to be tainted, and in some instances were so absurdly over-done ns to boar  the evident' imprint ot fiction. All et-  forls to get evidence having proven fruitless, action1 for defamation of character  was,finally threatened by,Mr. South, in  thc hopo of bringing tho matter lo nn  .issue _Shortly_thereafter-crimlnal-lnfor-  matlon wns sworn against Mr. South in  tho caso recently thrown out of Court  Now that this charge has been definitely brought, supported, wo nssumo, by all  available evidence, and now that this  charge hns been publicly dismissed as unsubstantiated, wo desire to record  OUR UNABATED CONFIDENCE  In the moral fitness of our agent, Mr. C.  J. South,, for tho highly responsible position whlcli he Is called upon to fill in connection with our work.  It hns unfortunately been unavoidable  that some icfcrence to tlio Alexandra Orphanage should bo made ns above, Imt  wc particularly desire It to be understood  Ih'at'we nre In full sympathy Willi the  objects ^or wliich (he Orphanage was  founded, thnt^wo have always regarded  that Institution ns a kindred organization of our own, and Hint wc have eveiy  reason lo believe that Iho Orphanago  Board, as a whole, desires the success of  our Society.  We wish now to announce that in spite  of ovory difficulty nnd of opposition, the  work of *our'Society will, be carried on  with Its original stiength and vigor; hut  in view of our recent experience and of  possible future attacks, we have already  strengthened'lhe hands nnd protected Iho  reputation of our iiRent by associating  with him in the care of .the children of  whom' ho takes charge under our direction, the member.-! of our Ladles' Committee. Our Board has decided to carry on  Its work as a  - - ; .SEPARATE INSTITUTION:  ; -Wo.are entitled under,the Statute to a  grant from tho City, and hopo to recolvo  substantial aid from, the Government. Wo  " ,- '\ '      ' .     ' ��� '  fec-1 confident thai the people of this City  will help us in providing a home Cor the  clillilii'ii wllh whom we have to do. children uf this class necir the numl affectionate cure. Finally," wc lliink It but  fair lo appeal to tho public for subscriptions, In view of tho heavy expense to  wlilch .Mr. South hns boon put, whilo  slilvliu; fnllbfully lo do his difficult work.  It Is comparatively easy lo set criminal  proceedings going ngulnst an Innocent  mun who must fight Ihom nt his own expense. Mr. South has been put to very  heavy expcnJitiiic by Ihe recent proceedings and we now give tlioso who dcslro  to assist an oppoitunity of joining us in  showing practical evidence of our mill  in our agent and In the work undertaken  by*our Society, Subscriptions for the  woik of the Society, as well ns for the  SOUTH DEFENCE FUND,  will lie gratefully received and acknowledged by "our Treasurer, Mr. E Is. Margin. Hastings Street. Amounts Intended  for thc South defeace fund sliould be specially designated for thai puipose  In view of n reference made at one time  by the prosecution during tho progress of  tho case, wc desire to say that no child,  whoso name was ln any way connected  with the charges made, was sent out of  the neighborhood, and that some for  whom homes - had been* arranged many  months ago, Including Mary Llewellyn,  wero specially allowed to remain in Iho  Orphanage by us so tliat those who wore  presenting the charges might be afforded  every facility ln the production of evidence.  This statement is issued in thc best interests of  tho religious and  bcnevblent  woik of the City.  On behalf of the Chlldi en's Aid Society,  R. q. MACBETH,  President.  ���      COLIN F. JACKSON,  ��� ��� R. MILLS,  D. DONALDSON, ���  "te, B." MORGAN,  R. W. HARRIS,  Directors.  Our Victoria Advertisers.  The advertising pages of The Independent will reveal to trades unionists  In Victoria the tradesmen who arc in practical touch with them, and they  will naturally govern  themselves acco rdlngly In making' purchases.  Victoria Union Directory.  VICTORIA LABORERS' PROTECTIVE  Union, Federal No. 2���Meets llrst and  third Fildny in Labor Hnll, room 4  President, A. Johonson: vice-president,  T. Cox j secretary, 3. C Mapleton; treasurer, J. Goldstraw; warden, A Harris;  conductor, J. "McConncl; delegates to  Trndes and Labor Council, A. Johonson,  T.' Cox, Lee O. Charlton, Wm. McKay  nnd J. C. Mapleton.  THE QUEEN'S HOTEL  J.  M.  HUGHES, PROPRIETOR,  Corner of Johnson and  Store Streets,  Centrally located    and   all conveniences.   Terms JI per day and upwards.  Free Bus. Telephone.  ...J. 1. JONES...  Empire Cigar Store  -   Free Reading Room and Headquarters' of the Laborers-  Protective Union.  105 Douglas Slreet, Opposite Labor Hall  VICTORIA, B. C.      .  117 GOVERNMENT STREET.  Men's and Boy's Clothing, Boots and  Shoes.   Union Store.   Union Clerks.  tar Lowest-priced outfitters In the  City of Victoria.   GiVa-us a call.  A WARNING.  "I see no solution for the labor problem until hungor compels capitulation."  These words were uttered by President  Charles L. Eldlltz of- the Building  Trades Employers' association of New  York, wlien I'Sked what he thought of  lhe prospects of a settlement being  leached In the great lockout. This  man is a capitalist in fact, and but  voices the sentiment of tlie powerful  captains of industry. There ls a whole  lOFSon in these remarks which should  be heeded by every workingman if he  wants .'to safeguard   the future.  'There is nothing to arbitrate," snys  Pullman. '       v    <.  'The public be damned," says Vanderbiit  "The damned fools" (workingmen)  "don't know what Is good for them,"  says Morgan.  "The inteiests of tho w'orkingmen  will be takenscare ot by the Christian  men to whom God has entrusted the  business interests of the country," says  Baer.  SYMPATHETIC STRIKES.  Mr. Ailliur, In addressing the convention, of locomotive cnginoeis at  Winniiicg on July loth, said he was  opposed to sympathetic strikes. . He  hhd only taken part .in one, and there  was a moral in the story of it. When  a boy he worked for a farmer, leceiv-  ing wages at the rate of $0 per month.  The farmer also had a man named  Tlm working'for him at $13 per*month.  After- a while the farmer thought Arthur was doing so well that he would  let Thn go, and save the $13, which ho  finally did. Tlm went to Arthur and  said:���-The-old���mnn-has-sacked-mo.  You come along and we'll hunt up a  job." Arthur ngiced, -and when the  fai nior saw thoy were both going lie  decided to keep Tim and let Arthur go.  Sympathy never, led Mr. Arthur into  another strike; nor as the head of  the Engineers' brotheihood would he  countenance them.  A MOSQUITO DESTROYER.,  , Dr. Charles Win dell Stiles or Ilm  public, health and marine hospital service at Washington, D. C, has mado  nnother discovery In the parasitic  world, which Is considered by govern-  ment savantB us ot tlie greatest Importance. This is- the discovery and  Isolation of what Dr. Stiles has named  the ngniiiomermls culicls, otherwise  known ns "the mosquito destroyer," a  parasite which kills millions of mos-  qultos each year, and which, it Is be  lieved, under artificial propagation, will  prove'for superior to any means now-  known of ridding Infested communities of these pests.  EVERY KIND OF  o  am  Job Printing Done I  SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.  Sndependent  Printing  Co'y  - n  BASEMENT, FUCK BLOCK, VANCOUVER.  RACING  DATES.  Following are tlio dates set hy the  North Pacific Fair Association for tlie  horso races, for 1003:  SI'IUNO S'lEETINGS.  Scuttle, Wns'li ':: June 0  o July 4  Vnncouvcr, II. C July 1 to 2  Grmid Fork, D..C : July 1 to S  Spokuuc, Wiish July 4 to 6  Everelt, WnMi July 2 to 4  Whatcom, Wash July 2 to 4  PAU. MEETINGS.  Senttle, Wash Aug. 1 to,20  Wlintcom, Wash Aug. 31 to Sept. 6  JSvirctt, Watdi Sept. 7 to 12  Siiluiu, Ore Sept. 14 to 19  I'orlliinil, Oro  Sept 21 to 26  North Yakima, Wnbh Sept. 28 to Oct. 2  Sppkano, Wash ..Oct 6 to 18  Boise, Idaho .' Oct. 12 to 17  Walla Walla, Wash Oct. 19 to 21  Lewlslon, Idaho Oct. 26 to 31  The Dalles, Oro Sept. 28 to Oct, 8  Lu Uniudc, Ore Oct. 5 to 10  Now Westminster, B. O Sept. 29 to Oct. 2  Vancoirer, B. C Sept. 7 nnd Oct. 3 to^-  Vicloria, 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 flrm-  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  UNFAIR LIST  Members of these firms awarded the  contract for building the proposed big"  departmental store on corner of Hast-,  ings and Abbott streets to E: COOK,  a bitter opponent of organized labor.  The Independent, $1 a Year  - *A  ��e��  Jack White  ���*���  for fioc Photos  14 COBDOVA ST. W.  IP Is estimated by exports that John  D. Rockefeller is only worth $100,000,-  000. This wi'! come as a complete surprise to the public. It was generally  supposed that Rockefeller  was  rich.  Even stars iu the theatrical world  like money ns well -ns 'the washerwoman. " Mrs. Edna Wallace Hopper perhaps Is flgureing on some new 100-  sheet stands and lithographs in 57 different' colors for next season.  * i"    ,i  RAINIER BEER  Is ii glorious summet beverage���quenching  and satisfying. Remember 'there's no otlier  "just as good"���^insist on getting Rainior.  offline?  Works  Tel. 7ft3 SATURDAY JULY  1!'03  TIIE INDEPENDENT.  V  ARE YOU GOING FISHING?  RODS, REELS, -.-.LINKS, CASTS,  FLIES, 13ROGUBS, TRACES, MJ N-  NOWS, SPOONS, BASKETS AND  FLY BOOKS.  DRIFTWOOD.  .We can supply any lishing gear  required, and will be glad lo have  your business.  CHARLES. C. TISDALL,  52? Hastings Street.   LABOR LITERATURE.  All workingmen and others should  read the following pamphlets Issued by  the American Federation of Labor:  Organized Labor, Us '.Struggles, Its  Enemies, an I Fool Fiends, by Samuel  Gompers.  Some Rein ons for Chinese Exclusion.  History ol Trade Unions, by Wm.  Trant and I   J. McGuire.  Eight Hour Primer by Geo. E. McNeill.  Economic -ind Social Importance of  the Elght-h mr Movement, by Geo.  Gunton.  Philosophy of the Eight-hour Movement,  by Lemuel Danryid.  Eight-hour Workdarr. by Samuel  Gompers.  What Does Labor Want, by Samuel  Gompers.  Philosophf >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 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, 1894.  No Compulsory Arbitration, by Samuel Gompers.  riS.  [For the Information of its' renders,  The Independent will keep standing a  list of the nominations made to date,  filling out the list from week to week  us further nominations are mnde, and  giving the names of the p irtles in whos  interest the nominees are running.]  VANCOUVER CITY���(Fivo members)  -T. Ogle, socialist; A. R. Stebbings, socialist; J. Edwards, labor; A. G. Terry,  labor;  F. Williams, labor.  OKANAGAN���(One member) XV. 3.  Stirling, liberal.  GRAND FORKS���(Ono member)���  John Riorden, socialist.  NELSON CITY���(One member)���S. S.  Taylor, liberal.  ISLANDS���(One member)���Tom Patterson, liberal.  SKEENA���(One member)���C. .W. D.  Clifford, conservative; P. Herman, liberal.  UHILMWACK ��� (Ono member) ���  Chnrles'w. 'Munro, liberal.  SIMILAMIUEN��� (One     member)���XV.  .1. Snodgrass. liberal,  j    GREENWOOD���(One member)���J. R.  Brown, liberal.  |    KASLO���(One member)���J. L. Itolal-  'lack. -   ���  ll'Ic'cH i>r Individual opinion washed  l'.p by the tide, boomed, sawed, split  r.nd piled.?]  RY   IATE  VERNON.  China admits thai In  the door business Russia priu'lli-nlly has n ciiu'li.  You can stop a stream by diininilng  It, but you can't stop a bicycle thai  way.  Some men are editing labor papers  lhat ought to be wheeling a truck on  Ihe wharf.  Arbitrating arbitration Is a new feat  ure  in  connection  with  industrial  disputes.  Some men are "long" on hot nlr and  "short" on horse sense and facts during an  argument^ *  Rccause a mun wears a badge or a  button il is no sign, as a rule, thai  he Is honest ull the while.  Whon labor troubles threaten and  strikes arc coining thick ami fust, call  Dr. Arbitration and let hiin heal the  oleic.  As a genuine lisherman Mr. Grover  Cleveland of the Unlied Stales believes  in speaking easy and currying a long  .lole. -'  nearest." Stranger (regarding him  xvlth Interest): "Say, hoxv did you ever  got ou the force?"  IV'  *0H~9Hi*^<M9'M0Hi9**Him9 9X9mHMi9HmWM9X&#fi*  3��  ���-������'���������'������  ��� J  i Don't be Careless j  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 street, east.  City hotel, Poxvell street.  King's hotel, Carrall street.  Eagle hotel,  Cordova street.  Queen's   hotel,   intersection   Cordova  and Water streets. -  REGISTER YOUR VOTE.  SOMEl LABOR LITERATURE. ,  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 Herbert Cas-  son.  ; The History of Trade Unions, by Beatrice and Sydney Webb.    ' '  The Nexv Right, by Samuel M. Jones.  History nnd Functions of Central'Labor Unions, by W. Maxxvell Burke.  Human Progress, by Thomas S. Blair.  Wealth and Progress, by George Gunton.  Western Hotel, corner   Cambie   and'   Democracy, by Beatrice and Sydney  Water streets,  .-Grand   Vlexv   hotel,   Cordova  street,  west.  Clarence hotel,    corner   Pender and  Seymour streets.  Bridge hotel, at Westminster avenue  bridge..  ?;!'Royal hotel, Water  street.  CIVIC COMMITTEES.  Finance���Aid, McQueen (chairman),  Grant, McGuigan, Brown, Wood. Meets  every Thursday at 4 p. m.  Fire and Police���Aid. Brown (chairman), Grant, McQueen, Wilson,, Morton. Meets second and fourth Tuesday  at 4 p." m.  Board of Health���Aid. McGuigan  (chairman), Grant, McQueen, Macpherson, Morton. Meets first and third  Wednesday at 4 p. m.  Water and Market���Aid. Wood  -���(chairman),���Bethune,���Cook,���Wilson,  Macpherson. Meets second and fourth  Wednesday at 4 p. m.  Webb  Relations of Employer and Employee  (Symposium),   by  John  P.  Peters.  Annals of American Academy ot Political and Social Science, July issue,  1902.  Land and Labor, by Wm. Godxvln  Moody.  Social Unrest,--John Graham Brooks.  And others too numerous to mention.  Labor Eight  Annals of Toil, by J. Morrison Davidson.  Letters of Love and Labor, by Samuel M. Jones.  If you xx-ould vote, register.  THE BAKERS.  Proprietors of union bake shops in  this city have recelx-ed the international  union label, and will now sell bread  bearing the same. All union working-  men as xvell as others should ask for It.  HOGG'S HALL, corner Westminster  avenue and Keefer street to let. C. J.  Coulter, 837 Hnrrls Btreet.  Telephone 1���2���6'for a fine livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace Livery  Stables.  Q����������������������������9������������  Buy and wear union Htamp shoes,  and thus protect tlio labor movement  against Independent and hostile factions that retard the recognized trade  union.  Tta union stamp on shoes ls found  on tho solo, insole or lining of all union  made shoes, Shoes without the stamp  arc convict, non-union or unfair.  Patronize the labels of all crafts.  Demand tho Retail Clerks' union card  In all stores.  :��foe Salt  Fof Life  OWN A HOME.  x  " ��' ib business. Wo want moro of  ;���' it. We'll not it if an out nml out  �� hargain xvill fetch it.  'p now Is This  v    ���   A two-quart  . *       Hot Water Bottle  Fountain Syringe  75c.  ; The McDowell, Afkins,  Watson Co., Ui Liability  UP-TO-DATE DRUGGISTS. )  l^Q)l^)@������������������S��&<S������  The Union Loan & Investment Co.  has opened an olllco ln the Flack-.block.  The business of the company Is to lend  folks money xvithout interest with  which to build homes. Such prominent  local men as James McGuigan, D. M.  Mclver, R. AV. IIIII and A. <M. Harrison  are on the board of directors. If you  have not a home already, look them up.  GET ON TIIK VO'lJillS' MSTl  It's not  wise to  call  him a captain  of   industry.        They   generally   think  ihumsclves, al least, a colonel of Indus-  iry.    ��  Booker Washington, the great colored  educator, might circunn-cnt the Am-  .ilgumatcil Union ot Chamber- Ladies  by carrying a cot xvlth him.  If some Inventive genius wiil Invent  .i collar button chaser that xvill prove  .1 success, his fortune and fame is assured. ��� .       ���'  A Vancouver man says lie has a wife  who Is a tmecn of cooking. She concocts sauces that make even breakfast  foods palatable.  If the average man had (he same  juccess xvith his business as xvlth his  summer garden, his permanent address  would bo the poorhouse.  ?Dr. Rnlnsford, of Nexv York, wants  the churches to combine. Whut does  he expect the preachers to do xvhen  lhe consolidation  is affected?  About the hardest thing Williamson  xvlll hax-e xvith liis baby is' to got the  txvo grandmothers to agree to arbitrate the matter of naming il.  A Chicago man had an otherwise  fatal bullet stopped by a roli of bills  in his pocket. A .roll of bills is one of  the best life protectors there is.  Some men have about as much  chance to become members' of parliament as they have to eam the taiary a  year that goes xvith the ollice in any  other xvay.  And noxv they say that pigskin Is  better than rubber for bicycle tires.  There is nlso a certain litnoss in it's  use iby those bicyclists xvho take thei  whole street and xvant moro.  There   is a certain prominent pollti  elan in Vancouver, xvho shall be name  less  here,    xvho   is   palpably suffering  from  foot and mouth disease, the former  being entangled   in   tho  latter.  We have an Idea that If you could  see the inside of some heads, ycu xvould  Hnd them stored with us useless articles ns there aie In the top bureiu  drnxvor.  We hate lo do il, bill it seoins necessary to call attention  to the fact that  .ill oC tlie late King Alexander's trou  bios xvere due tn  the fnot that, ho got  murrlu'l.  We xvonder if In the next xvorld wo-  meii stand nexl to each other In the  heavenly choir for a thousand years,  but don't spunk because they linx-e not  been Introduced.  From xvhat xve have read In Unlied  Slates newspapers, we are Inclined to  lliink that Wall street In Nexv York  city, Is the most noted If not tlie most  popular "watering" place In Hint emm  iry.  Waged have n great deal to do xvlth  the lovo j>l sonic business malingers,  and even editors of labor papers. In  that Itself, so far as the ads. arc concerned, could not pny fur the paper  used In one Issue.  When one man sets to control the  xvorld xve xvant to die. Yet there ls u  tew "buslnesK managers" of so-chilled  fair and impartial papers, xvho seem  to set themselves up as a second Christ'.  Glx'e ine devil. ITo xvas true to himself.   He never lied.  Stranger to policeman in Seattle:  "Wliere is the nearest saloon?" Policeman: "Well, there are several, I believe, within a, fexv minutes' walk of  here,  but I don't knoxv which is the  Tr.iiles and Labor Congress of Canada  Appeals to International Unions to  Present a Solid Front.'  OTTAWA, Out., June 27, 1903.  7  o  To Trades and Labor Councils and International Local Trade Unions in  Canada, Greeting:  Fellow Workers and Brothers,���The  llmo Iins arrived In the history of organized labor In Canada when a step  in advance must be taken In order to  meet the aggressive methods of those  ,'pposed lo tlie union ot workmen. 'For  many years the trade union movement  lias followed beaten tracks, discussed  I lie same questions, proposed the same  ���icmedies and received the same rebuffs*,  but a now departure has occurred In  .he ranks of those opposed to us���a departure that must be met xvithout delay  or else the present status of trades unions and tlieir members xvill be changed  to tlieir detriment.  Tiie great fault of organized labor In  the past has been that It has kept its  eyes closed to Hie methods adopted by  those among the employing classes who  .ipposc our legitimate aims. Recent developments have shown the necessity  of an immediate awakening, and your  body is requested therefore, to give its  :>rompt consideration J:p tlie requests  ind proposals contained In this circular,  'llie trend of the day ls toxvards union,  ind, the employing classes have, as  usual, taken early notice and advantage  of the fact and have united Into a compact body, ostensibly for innocent objects, but in reality to ring the death  ,kr.oll of,, triples, unionism. Thus there  am organization;! i'i'kp''tiie Employers'  asi oeiatlon, National Founders' association, the International Metal Trades association and others of tho kind.  Though these bodies come to us with  sweet xvords in their mouths, their.actions declare so loudly as to make plain  llieir object, that their real intent is  aggressive antagonism to organized la-  bor. No better proof of tills is required  than lhe strenuous support given recently to the pernicious legislation introduced in tlie' s'enate, at Ottawa, for  the, exclusion of the ofllcers and the  dismemberment ot International unions.  A united front xvas presented by these  bodies and their'attitude xvas a striking lesson to the representatives of oiganlzed labor present at,the discussion  of the bill.   Then xvhat is to be done?  Staled shortly and plainly, the one  feature emphasized is the absolute necessity of organized labor In Canada be-  coming welded into one compact body,  so as to be a unit upon questions affecting the Interests of xvnge-earners.  There Is a lamentable lack of unity in  this regard, and our very existence noxv  depends upon an immediate alteration  of this state of affairs. The Trades and  Labor Congress of Canada must repre'  sent organized labor for legislative purposes and the need of the day. is therefore, to strengthen congress ' In everjr  way possible. With labor a solid phalanx,* more respect xvill be paid to Its  representations, more xv-eight be attached to its arguments and more beneficial  results will folloxv its efforts.  Your body may, perhaps, not be In a  position that calls for action in the way  suggested, but, if not, then xve urge  you with all the emphasis xve can bring  to' bear, to do your utmost to urge labor bodies that- are noxv in afflllatlon  xvith* the congress lo lose no time in be-  comi rig-anil iated? Ther e"are_today  many unions that, though affiliated  with their international organizations,  have not become afliliated xvith congress, and to these bodies xx-e point out  that, by a recent decision of the exocu  live of the American Federation of ?La  bor (with xx-hlch international bodies  are federated) all locals In Canada,  whether aillllnted with international  unions or not, not all federal unions,  are directly urged to become attnehed  to tlio congress xvithout delay.  /There Is thus unity ot opinion upon  the necessity for this action, nnd what  is now required Is a unity of action  (for legislative purposes) oh wojl as a  unity of opinion.  Do not delay taking action In this  matter, but folloxv the example of employers and act at onco.  Send applications for (initiation lo P.  M. Draper, secretary-treasurer of the  Trades and Lnbor congress of Canada,  box 1017, Ottawa, Out.  JOHN A. FLETT, Pros.  ' P. M. DRAPER, Sec.-Treas.  ii  ��  Don't start your wheel on   the  new  season's  work  without  a  thorough overiKmllnsr.   It will add much to your comfort nnd sectir-  x Ity and will ooaf you but little.   We have a thoroughly up-to-date*  bicycle 'repair department. '  , 126 Hastings St.  Stoves, Ranges and Kitchen Furniture.  3K***?��5ie*S$*l��te*HS*^Ht��^^  ���*&���  in  UNION EXPRESS���Phone 1351. Cor-  Abbott and Hastings streets. Prompt  attention to all calls.  REGISTER YOUR VOTE.  Hotel North Vancouver, finest summer resort on the'coast. Overlooking  Burrard Inlet.  Rates Moderate,     y  It ho, Mcl-eniinn, McFeely A Co. lmve everything you-reinilre for thc  tinriioNC���Camp Stovo* nnd Cniiiplnw Utensils nt every description. ���  Store open every Saturday evening.    122 Cordova Street.  i-  McLennan, Mcfcely & Co.  Telephone, No. 44.' - LIMITED  1  *  Pruning Knives  Pruning Shears ,  Tree Pruners  Hand Sprayers  Step Ladders  . Lawjn Mowers  Garden Hose    -  Lavfti > Sprinklers  Lavvn Rakes, Etc.  4%+% ~^9m^29HMi9^*9*9m\  . r  9  Individual description is 1  impossible', not enough j* *  space to do . that. They |  must be seen, and the J  price. tags .will make no - ���  heavy drain oh your j*   *  -pocket book.  Vancouver Hardware Co.,  339 Hastings Street.  jX&lXsXsXS)  9  ���������CASCADE**  ; " The Beer Without a Peer." J  $1 Doz, Pints J  $2 Doz. 4lciart$ -    :  FOR" SALE AT ALL- FIRST-CLASS .-:'      '{  1    ., LIQUOR STORES;HOTELS?     \      &  f? * '-"���'- ^-^^'^Y^^D^SAL^(^S-^ft:'v^-^^^4  i Vancouver Breweries, Ltd. J  Vancouver, B. C. - ���   ' |  and for sale at all first-class Saloons,' Liquor Stores and Hotels.      *��  MEN'S NEW SLITS.   . ���     -  Just last week, mind you, we put a lot of new Suits for men in  stock.  j =-They-camc-in from the East ;-from=tho-big- swell-manufacturing  houses, from whom we get all our better grades of clothing.  These Suits are really the advance Fall styles.  Our stock was low���we had to replenish���the goods we had been  ' selling could not be duplicated,'so they sent us the new Pall goods.  Nat nil of course that we will have, but enough ind to spare to  give you a splendid selection. ���" * .  JOHNSTON, KERFOOT ��* CO.  104. and 106 Cordova Street.  Trunk Store 12? Hastings St., 0|>|>. Wm. Ralph's.  LAUNDERING  Shirts and Collars  The Pioneer Steam Lnundiy  docs this work?'the equal of any  Laundry In America.  It. Is n'fuct. that many commercial travellers (and they .11 c  a'particular and discriminating  lot of men as a whole) reserve  all their soiled linen for us to  launder from the time they enter  British Columbia until they leave  it again.  Tliey tell us that our prices  are as low and our work equal  to the best laundries In thc East.  PIONEER  Steam La'cindry  010-014 nichnrdB Streot. Tel. 810  Branch offlco ln Arcade  ���    T��l/ll78.  "Advertise ln Tbe 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, CICIARS."  Prompt service. tz-  ��� '     Open   till   midnight.  GEO. C. HAMILTON.  -/.jryMayryc^r/tK"***"'"  mu

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