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t      A General Banking Business
A.KSiJS,«jL'.e.._ii >-^ A &   WM
'i  «f «.Xvo*' 13 \miir
OFHCES-liaatlBgs  Strcat,  W,
HVoatminiter Avenue, Vuicourer.
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— Authorized Capital • 110,000,000   '
*,.  Subscribed Capital • • liOO,O0O
Aiieta Orer -   .   • •     800,000     •
Head Office, S31 Cambie Btreet,
VoacouTer. ll. C.
• *    This is'tho timo fo'comnience the
tion onspabor s,davs ■*&**~W,Qi/should"v,
havo'-the- best and most instructive' "
"display thib vear that •Vancouver1 has
over known, -and it is ,time to begin>
, working along- those'line's, if bur .trades
' 'unions-are 'troing- to show that'"organi-'
im j'<-r"fr. "ii •"» r.\"'     jni."   y" '<"j i   '!i ■"
zation lsibumuthmg dennate andi last-
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Labor day is the one^dav of each(
^yiWthdtVsefcasMe5 fojrltU benfefiiof k?
-Jl'^f,   J .. "y      i (?    rt*, ,>X     nil.     W     V   i     m    .UW .V* .1 /
«•workingmen,      * '/:"*','    i
All othenholidays are devoted to'
-' -eiiitirely' Uiffetcnt' subject's—religious,
patriotic^ or toitlie,^nomory<tor',3ome -*
great and good person, but Labor dayJ
"* W a^i'nftd^s^a'Ma^ot Wt&ti&f "•
'for the. toilers of the tfand ; £ day
that tfi^ftht call tlieir o^8foi&fr5
*^ labor--might-^go-out 'and show 2 itsc „
^strength* and dignity'* arid tell all 'the ■ ■■
* worlff'that tKo"mechanifc! arid'labrorer;'"
are no longer .serfs and slaves: but forr.-.
men'Svho"possess 'the rjgbtuto tthink   ,
3w4W3frfii9™8Swi: yy»°yy
out the length and breadth of the Do-
-j.^ninio^.y,^' From Atlantic to* Pacific
. the hosts*of labor   will  mass  their "
Tstrength spid* march to the inspiring  ;
<„ strains ofmartial music.
■ ■•   'Labor day |, of. 190JJ ^promises ^tc .
. bring fort|i Ahe largest and grandest' ,
'' display of/tfades unidns tliatlhas.ever "
■v*       itxl» i-      W 1*   1 ~"
• been seenan.the new world, or, in fact,  {
,the^'old lyorld.       The   phenomenal  i
' girowth of^oi^anized labor in the past '«
/i,twelv.e months t-hows that*the* work-.j
lnginen aije taking a much greater m-
' terest in labor unions than ever before, y
. and .are devoting themselves to 'the
r   r ' ' '     ei '
j study of economic conditions'! <., s Tho'fi
,'        »,        v j *   *-, i * '    * i a
- /solving of these conditions rests largely ,
; ^vjth'the^drkingmeri theWsejyes, and |
they are fast becoming.conviiiced that'f,
«.,{,only7;tK^pugh)a'concentration of effort'/ -
or by organization, can they success-
,,/frilly   resist  ,the   encroachments, .of";
,,paganized capital. ^  Then if success?,^
can only be gained-ftirojiglv orgamza-;^;
p" tion,rtit is»tlie duty'of every'union man ,
";tto"do fe^f^thing in his^ power,, that £*
"' Avill addndignity or prestige* to that
,1 t.      ill.     i   . in y3 * .* ->m a.^.
Labor day is celebrajted.ihrQugh-,'.  ,.  part ofTorgani^ed^iabor^tnatriclaimsa
as   a   member.    - He   should
prove that labor claims, one day in
, the year as its own, and should do his
I ' l r y
utmost to make that day typical of
/ organisation, to show to the world its
strength", arid'that'the be&t workmen
and * most skilled mechanics are enrolled under the'banner" of unionism.
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' ■" ' It is time' now to begin to make
•r«preperations to properly celebrate the
.day. -   .Parades, picnics, games, la-
^crosse,'baseball, etc., are characteristic-of Labor day, for it is a time given
idver to enjoyment and recreation by
the .toilers. >v i, Jt takes lots bf time ato
I get 'these thing's .in shape, and there is
".lotsrof work to, be 'done so', we place.
,. the,matter before ,the trades unionists
(   of Vancouver 'and askv< them to take
action on it immediately,       Let us
! oget' together^ and Imake* .Labor  daj*, -
1 > 1903,-the greatest arid>best demonstra-
1 fT» '»• -I   t   °        . I l     f -ji 'I
jJ^ tion of organizedtlabor^ that has ever
been seen in the province of''British'"'
! - Columbia."   '.We-have^thetoen.toolo >
, iit.iand- with the.proper>• amount  of
."..energy 'r'and„pusli'itie^day can be made
^an object ldssb'n,tb all■tHe'Lon-looking
world   within   our horizon which is
, now so earnestly watching labor.
The benefits of such a display of
the serried ranks of labor cannot bo
over-estimated.'  ' -It imparts a pres- *
tige to unionism that cannot be gained
in any other ,way, and tyf shows" that  !
' the propensity of organized labor to
intelligently grasp and take a hand in
solving the gfeat"'qudstiofi's'pf 'thetf\"
hour is growing at a rapid rate   {    It
7 shows that ^the s working men* are
awake to their own interests and are
capable and competent to  do , their
own thinking and act for themselves.
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i        Start - now,   while   the   circumstances are favorable, before ^the exigencies of a political campaign de-jk
tract attention, and do" not let'it be "
said that the Gateway 'Ci'ty of Vancouver was. second to any in the whole
Dominion iri the strength or character
,or enthusiasm of its Labor day celebration.  • -v,   -   ,i . ;   "•       ,      t      '
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There ^ was never a more oppor- '
tune moment for a grand celebration'. ■
LetvUs make it a iibod one. <   , '"< >
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IFor ttii)
The imftSaSM -kfeir-StaJfill,-'
HBt^*|&Ofl-Hpnil^tlona made to date,
i\ " .lJ/^iUIlnM<^MiMtfWm weefcto week
s ' "• «s-lurther ►nominations ^re^TOaae; ana
r Blvlngthe names oJ the partifes In whose
interest'the nomlneeajore running; ]     -
„      "■ "VANCOUVER CJXT-(Plvfi'members)
—T.Ogle, socloliBt;'A R Stebblnga, so-
y      clajlat.  *      ^      , v ,   •
OKANAOAN^OnS.1 member)^ W. 3.
Stirling,'liberal.    ^«A     .Lv-H
- OllAND   FORKS—(One i member)—
socialist.    ^*  55"
3ne member)—S. §.
'*^-uw»i .nniftfiiii.^ {!
9KEENA—(One  member)—C. "VV. D.
-iiiitaJ^ *»nnBprvat;Ive-
in lh
2U ( Si   LSI.
John Rlordcn,
Cllttord,1 conservative.
ifThe B) Xl..BIectrla rnUwaymen' will
•hold their.annualtouting next>TUeBday
[af'Jiidgfe Bole'sfrhnch', on'The norlh'Vnh
"I^Jnlet^e steamc^Hamlln %
ibeen - qhfwterea,(-for,,the s occasion nnd
|Wlll malte > twoi trlpst'froml'fthe^'Unlon
Steamship company's* v» harf and more
It necessary. The flrst3 HI'lea\ e a.t[|
.o'clock a. m, and the second at 1 p m.
*?rkW$fcel" ft?!fl«Jl}«W,t there
^WKS-ff««t !«S9fr ^1 'An-exc^ent
programme of? sports for the afternoon
has-been arranged.| (There vill also Jie
dancing on the green.;
j Xirr—',.''i^ri^,       ,    A
| (Albert, Ed vi ard Freeland.^, fr,,^
j TtTe CleVelatad Pxe98,?comme*itlhfr,<*n
1       x**  ui     >    ,A)      iOS       \v  .if tit I.O    v?0>
the scarcity of cheap dwellings In that
If'you would 'vote, register.
,V> }
Ml, must adopt the high
*_ _.,   .- i.„ „„n«i,. ■mccessj
tgfi dtfea'ahS bene-
1'i-f, jjj^^iyt, tHi* *i..«'
■flpial system that'have proved ao fluc-
iSssful in/tho^e urilori&'.'th^ have''apJ
»%cd theni.'' During times o'f tiade ac-
^Ity'the' irnl^nJ' wlthiutt^o'r^o'fundS
wjll prosper, .buf, the crucial test copies
curing* the ever-reedrring pbrtoda'of in>;
al Btagnotfoii.^Biif InSfeucKiUmea
the,unlons without"funds and without
WnS^&iSsS ?t^8feSf «•
S^'tfmeflHrrebyiiain^ (heir org!mtta-
tlons. Clgai makers who so well understand this can do t^fyipnepil movement a great service "by1 oilllng the attention of other;^nl07W t^ ^e Importance of thl-T-aueatlonr wrho A
i «tlme \» 111
come In tho near future.*Ahen all unions,
even In good times, will bo'pul to a severe tent In the mattei of funtlH,* say
nothing of tho terrible sti alts they -will
be put to during times ot stagnation^
Tho really flist duty^'of^tlic^hoar^isito'
put the unloiiB on1 ti-HOllcl ilmmclarba-
b|b. This we liold^ls^pf moie Importance
ttfftn>*nere,'numbers,j A union nuniei I-
cnlly''treat "but *flnanLlall> weak Is
never pAfq.—The Tribune, Sacramento,
TheVUnlon Loan & Investments Co'
has opened an office in theFlack blo'ck.
The business of the company Is to lend
folka money without Interest with
which to build homes   Such piominent
- local' ipen as James McGuigan, D.'M.
McIyef,Oa.\W. Hill and A."(# 'Harrison
" are on the board of directors. , If you
,have not a'home already,1 look them up.
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mi-i •' STRIKE STILL'ONi <A   * '
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A Nanalmo dispatch says that a ma'
IJority of Cumberland miners decided oi
1     >     1     '-i'l  I   l   ,    f r      '     j  1    [H   I • IM    It.
(Thursday to continue the, strike, after
L , ' i M J, "''•.' i-1 -A-it v- j'."
paving received a report from delegates who conferred -.'Itl* Mr. Moore
ri    * *"      W *("v^
at LadysmitlrffAbout io^'however.'were
'dWallsS^ ■?ithath'e*'ot.tlook m$&&
i       f
/". (i
intention   of   seceding
,     IV'f'i.tli'     .KViM.I'n   ,iwmfj
from the union and resuming work next
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week. Vhe Western Federation ls distributing relief funds amongst the strikers to the extent of ?l,00l). "The newt*
that' the government'Intend J enforcing
'the Coal-Mines act/excluding Chinese'
'frbmi1 riilhes.i'was 'received with 'great
(enthUBiasm by the strikers'' A double'
shift of Asiatics was< put to work In
■Jills    -1 t, '»( r
1 Everything is
ln'^he'way.ot high .charges by trans".
or^so It! Is 're-ported that local met.
chants, and .'others ha\e been grumbling
at the incieased charges or the Dominion l?lxpress_company. This ls a concern  that  tho  general publio  knows
\c?y'llttlojab&1it, except as'<i"sink.for
i A. ' if    i ** i t l ii I      — ' , " H * <
the dispositionjoi money., wo iakejthe
■i-toi.'    i .^.4 *   ! >> I, I        I      i  i.'i   11
llbbrty Uo Jsnji thatjthts, concerh'lsJnot
jiiBtlflcd ln Inci easing the already high
tai ift for the dellv$^!nt goodrf.^ Every-
knowsltliat Ahe?excuse'Is not an
'   '     I       A JA.K    -     I t.l,i
—-Vflecausojthls coir-
Increase ot !*}^ge*j,j^T...  ;jj
pany Is notoilous for" low wnges.
•ii Si Ml&ijUKl
i ,\t iri.
,  >'
Evans & Hastings, the Job printers of
Vancouver,'" hav^ssue'd a/protty souv-
enir of the meeting o^thetPresbyterlan
general atsembly in Vancouver containing aome.fine Ji,alf-tano, views of
VatfiiBiJVeV and of J delegWeB.i churches,
etc. The design is exceedingly neat and
tasty, and the^let&rpiresSyJn the best
style ..of the firm "which publishes It.'
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flats j!
Industrial districts.     s
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The .phenomenon of several '^families
crowded'Into a dwelling intended for a
single family,', which'wast bo commonly
observed during the early and middle
'SO'S," Is again being remarked, t The
'cause Is the same. During every period of conlparatlve prosperity the price
of land soars upward until rent absorbs
ai? *increas'lngly'i'grea*<et' "proportion* of
production. The present period of so-
called ''good times",, ls^marked, byJhigh
prlces,?i"due| t'o^ th'el exaotlonsi |ofilthe
trusta.iwhlchihave been fosteredjbyrthe
,l'lt'l,'irl      111 3,'   1     l,lt \  it  * t *
Dlngley'tariff1 act. 'The8 result is that
any Increase of wages ls""more than ab
sorbed' by the 'trust' beneficiaries
kmong the workers the only gainers are
those who have more regular employ'
ment. ' The man who'haa steady work
during the "hard times," unless he can
put OgddltlonalJmembers of <his family
to work,'is'worse off" today1'than'durlng
the panic'"Congestion of families into
tij-o^orjthree.roomsjjla Uie result,r. „,„
, Tlie'principal cltlesVf 'Oreat Britain
have for several years been grappling
with the same pioblem that now confronts ^Cleveland and other ^American
cities.' * Theyi have,-* Irf*aU probability,
found thortrue splutbjijn^the_determin-
atlon to place the burden of local taxation oh land values, thus destroying the
Incentive to hold land idle that is sorely needed for1 dwelling sites.' The recent vote In parliament, whereby the
land-tnxers reduced the government
majority fiom 140 to 13, on this issue,
showed'w Hat prdgrcs'i Is "bfelng'rnadtf
hi that country'alongfthlsollnpiof}ie-
form. The giowth of this-sentiment is
responsible foi the,willingness of the
tories to grant the Irish' land purchase
act and alBO for Chambei Iain's farfetched and impossible "piotection".policy. British landloids Bee, ln thc accumulating demand for land value taxation, the hnndwi Itlng on thc wall. '
'fftcnts will continue to rise and congestion to Intensify until the landownci
eynctB such a large proportion of pio-
- >iT-.
r'ent8jwlll tumbler* to Vp6lnt at' which'
unprivileged capital 'ctta again operate.'1
Landlord greed would ^destroy the goose
that! lays the. golden eggs.   ';'', - i ,
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'■(On Tuesda^,nlghtlth'ere"was a,.good
attendance, of members*at the regular
meetinglof'the Clerks' Protective asso-
ckvtion'' In' O'Brien's hall. The newly
elected officers were Installed and took
their respective places.* ' >" * ' '
• 'George 'Cathrea is .the new' president,
and made'a few appropriate remarks
and asked 'the membera to give their undivided attention to the affairs of the
union.       '
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A sum of money was ordered to be
sent to the strike funds'-of the clerks
at Den fer,' Colo.        '   ,
< The meetlng'also decided to take part
in'the .coming'Labor day celebration,
by turning out in a body ln theVarade.
1 Of "course/all interest was centered in
the excurs!on,commlttee's report. Those
whp comprise the committee are. H. L
M."stewart"(Clubb & Stewart), R.<A.
Bindon and A.  C. Clarke   CClarke  &
Stuart), George Cathrea^ (A. Boss &
Co), A. Atcheson (Jas. Stark & Sons).
Tlikets may be'had from any,of the
foregoing'at BO'cents and, children 25
The report was.that final arrangehients
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hadv been made and it now only remained' with the members to be on
hand. ,
cumin?, LOCKOUT
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1 Pursuant 'to notification by tlie Vancouver  Builders' ^exchange,'*ihe com-
m.nl>Dn1bnKnr.tl.A.lMlM„l ^.^ii^ i	
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(ed on.'Thursdajr morning. '^Following
is a copy of ttie* letter addressed to the
unions by the exchange:
J "I have been instructed'to notify, you
that on1 account of the action taken by
thei mills In refusing to supply lumber,
the Builders' exchange have decided to
save themselves' from further loss to
close' down 'work on Wednesday, the
jSth'inst, at 5 p. m.JVTours truly, R. H.
ALEXANDER, secretary.".
Auction that capltul, unless'fortified by
njonopoly, will cease to yield fair retains Capital will attempt to divide
it!s loss with labor, but the latter, instead of accepting less, will f demand
moie, becauso living expenses and rents
JJthen " '93" over again   The next panic
j-The-dty ofT-S!ocan_bonused-an_On-
taflo lumber outfit to the tune of several
thousand dollars,'and in the course of
time a large.mill was completed. The
Ontario manager sent to the coast for a
gang of Chinamen to work ln the mill,
but when the celestials' reached thc
head of Siocan lake they heard that
there was a large crowd of Slocanltes
awaiting to give them a vociferous welcome.' The, Chinks suddenly became
"wised up" and ooncluded not to finish
tho Journey. All of w hlch leads ono to
think that there are mining camps ln
which tho heathen Chinee has no desire
to do bUHlness on sober second thought.
Unless the factory hands and the mill
owners come to some settlement soon,
in their differences, this "sympathetic
lockout.^for thafis all it Is/wlll extend
to all branches of the building trades,
and in the course of a week or ten days
from 1,200 to 1^400 men will be idle. The
building trades ls ln no way responsible
for this state of affairs, and furthermore' they won't stand for it.' This is
a case where the_ government should
take a hand<---Are^mW ond-inIn%TrwiB>.
Patriotism^ not socialism, Is the "ism" y  '
which w^ilijregenerate.   l    *• ■ -1       - ^
The-sociallsm ,which_"refuses.,tol dls-iVi ' »
cuss personalities rand'Ignores* indl'vld-- Vy*.
tacks a "system'^.that Its* apostles are '   ',
powerless to alter, will ne\er redeem '    *'
the country, from   the   contaminating-  '„ .
clutch of| the unscrupulous but practi^-      i
cal politician." ^      -     '   5
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The patriotism which will strike at a,, ,   '
lie wherever it shows its head, which*'   'v
will attack a'wrong'as readily within'   ■» •
its  own"party  as"^ without,   which*, Isl '"■
bra\e and true, to itself and country 7"1
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first, nnil to  ila pllnno anA  nlnae  nftar-      l*
ers going to be the, dictators in this
province? It. is'bad- enough when
strikes take plow) but TVjejTa deliberate
lockout is Instituted, ititeVhlgh-'tlme for
H ,1-nlftin.  \.i   I      lA   ",
the powers that be to call a halt. Everything is quiet around Union hall, but
then'it is just 'theV'caini. before the
storm, as.it were." * J^ '
' It is reported that^-Mr, Russell, who
is building'a shop ,on- Westminster
from-Heaps & Co.'s mill'lA the beginning of the week. It seems that he
threatened to push the case of refusal
of-lumber, and tha't 'infeonscquerfee' of
this fact .the^Heaps mill telephoned Mr.
Alexander, tlie secretary of the Builders'
exchange,_about the.matter, and received a permit to deliver the necessary
lumber.) "J tThls tdoVt{altogether«tally,
with tho letter oboie quoted.
first, and to its clique and class afterward, ls the force that will redeem Can-
adavand bring lt to a better state' ' "   ? 1
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-To paraphrase the stuffed prophet, "it
must be admitted thnt It Is conditions'
we are dealing with, not'theories "   It
is all well enough to plant olives for
posterity, but if we would live m the',.
present,  we must fill the* Intervening <*
Bpace of our orchard plot wltlTrows of *
•potatoes   To get something done in our- •
ovvn short lifetime we must be Intensely
practical.   Spasms are not reforms.      ",
The ^street" corner rhetoric of all the"
self-appointed  prophets  of < class-con-,
sclousness is not half as effectlve^an
element for reform as the common, sense \
action of practical patriots wrho w in put >
honest men on any ticket that'will win'
wherever It ls possible.     -   '?      '
Labor will best serve itself by keep- "
ing its feeron^thensroundT^SocialisTs"
who hitch their band'wagon to a planet,
that they may ride on a paxement 'of        j
clouds to the gates aj ir,(wiH<be a.long,       ' j
long time  arriving "in ""Thy  kingdom     ' *|
come upon earth "
All tho lhapsodies of worshippers of •'.
Ideals will not 'fetch the millenium ,s» J , 4
long as the piactical affairs'teithe lur-, ,-,^S
gid pool of politics are administered* by^ pf-
The  Retail  Clerks'  Piotcctlvo  association  will  hoUKtholr second-annual
evening next
excursion/ on
Tho steamer Britannia
The secietary of the Brothcihood of Hasbcen chartered for^occagion, and
Carpenters and Joincis has received ad
vices'from Honolulu, H I, that at'
tempts are being made to secure enrpen
ters from the mainland. It is also stated that tho eight-hour day Ii the rule of
the un'on/and that theio it a strike on
against a contractor by the name of
Petetf'High, who refuses to pny union
So the request ls made to car
' it" will again become conspicuous, and
already enough^jtlckets^hav 0 been disposed of to.guarantee a successful trip
Ay 1 ■* -v < 1* *.   <   i
The excursion w 111 be up tho north ai m
of Burrard Inlet, and tho city band will
furnish the music for ^ the occasion
Tickets may be had from any of the
voyotes who corrall the political" m'a-v,
chines and elect vampires to hold dow 11
the tionsuiy benches in the councils of
the nation
The patriotism w hlch is w anted is the,
kind that will go boldly into each and
.every. po"litl<tfii* party and "scourge with)
a whip of scorpions th'e grafter's who betray1 tho nation  that  they and their*
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!| '^GET ftlf THE VOTERS' LIST.  ,,„' lA
p>*x    ..    r«.    .     , ^,      -m.
«'The Vancouver x^eaE?of "th^ iBrltJsli'
Columbia Socialist part^has* leased Yhe
hall on Hastings Btr?et,tecently,occu-
pied by the Zlonltes, ihjs,wlll be the
head quarters during tlisi.impklgW.'All
intending supporters are%\elcomed.   <*
frlendi? miv  reap  tho hiivest of  In-
Couuption'In^-polltlcs'ls'-posBlble only
by the fact thot the people themselves^
are corrupt or indifferent. When the\
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$i»& ^-k THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY JULY 11, 1903,  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   I.V   THE  TEKKSTS OK THK MASSES  BY ;  IX-  T11K IX1.1EPEXDB.NT PRINTING COM.  PANY.  BASEMENT.   01'*      FLACK       BLOCK,  HASTINGS STUEET, VANCOUVER,  13. C.  SUIISCIilPTIONS I.N ADVANCE.  A week, C> cents; niontli, 1,*, cents; three  months. IS conts; six months, M cents;  one icar, $1.00.  July 21. Philadelphia,7' Pa. International  A.-Mii'lniUiii < i Marble Workers.  August .-10 Indianapolis, Ind. United Garment Workers of America.  AuK">tlO. Washington, D. C International  Siurvutyiicr* Hud hlccirotyper'f Union of North  Alneridtt,  Aiifc-nnlO. Washington D. C. International  Ty|n.).-iii|>lili.'iil Union.  August 17. lllrinliigliaiii, Ala. Unttoi) Awo-  cliitlun ol l'lumbers. Cm* Fillers, Swum Flttem  mnl Sli'iim Fitter..' llelpern.  August-.. N'ew York City. Unltml Gnlil  Hunters' National Protective Union ol Aini'iim.  SvjiUMnbi-r 7. Bt. I,ouls, Mo. International  lliollicrhooil oi llliivkbuiltlia.  September 10. Sprin-Mli'M, Mass. Table  Kuilollrliiilors'National Union.  September 14. Slngiim l'allf, X. Y, Team  Drivers' Inlcruatluual Union.  "EIIDORSllD BY THE  TRADES & LAHOR COUNCIL OP VANCOUVER,   *'  ''"TRADES' Ai LABOR COUNCIL OF VICTORIA.  VANCOUVER    HU1LD1NG   TRADES  COUNCIL.  The Independent can alwnyB be had  at Galloway's book store, arcade.  SATURDAY.  ...JULY 11, 1903  Register!  Register!! Register!!  GET OX THE VOTERS' LIST.  ��� If every trades unionist deinnncloil tlio  union,lubcl. chilil hilior nml sweat-simps  wo.itltl lie ii tiling of the pnst.  If the Britannia deals amounts to anything like what ihe daily press ivpre-.  Kents it, the (Vancouver) .Miners' union  is due to become the stron.mest agtyiey  <jf the federation in Urltish Columbia.  ''���".The .WiiinliiBS fair, the*: greatest industrial exposition In \Ve.steni Canada,  opens a week from .Monday, July 20.   '  XVe consider lhat" the socialists showed :: streak .if yellow when tliey nominated StebbiiiKs and O.cle, ? although,  miiiil yuu. we kuow nothiiiK against  these two gentlemen personally. Had  > tlie cUiss-i'uiisclous uiimlnated two of  their 'number who .have been so prominent'.lii the propagation of doctrine of  socialism in this city it would have af-  . forded a fair opportunity to judge 'the  strength   (or  wenkiiess)   of   the   party?  THE  NEWSPAPER  MAN.  He seldom Is handsome or natty,  And lias none ot the charms of lhe  dude,   ?.  ls oft more abstracted than chatty,  Ami sometimes unbcarablly rude,  He.   courts   us,   then   slights   us   and  grieves us,  As much as he possibly can;  He kls?cs nsl loves us and leaves us,  This perlldious newspaperman.  Our mothers won't have him come calling.  Hs's no earlhly good as a "catch";  His morals (they say) ure appalling;  His llnanees usually match.  He's rollicking, reckless,  uncaring,  I.Ives Imt for lhe hour, the day;  He's dangerous, dubious, daring,  .Not lit for a husband, Ihey say.  But somehow we girls aie forgiving,  Perhaps he but needs us the more  lleeause he goes wrong in the living  And knows lhe old world io Its core.  So we puss up the dude and the schemer  Who leads in society's van.  And cherish th'e thinker, and dreamer  Enshrined in the newspaper man.  Register!   Register!!  Ilegisier!!!  Rev. Mr. Barr, founder of the All-  British colony, who returned to 'Winnipeg from Birelford, was greeted with a  fusilade of rotten eggs, 11 red by n party  of :colonists, who were disgusted with  the actions of the reverend gentleman.  Jlr. Barr was not injured, nml there  was one, arrest.        "  When .;;. deemster.,1s sworn to ollice  ir.- the Isle of Man. he takes oath'that  ...By passing, up' the,nominatioiiUo two? ll0 w-ill?administer justice between man  .strangers, the leaders not only demon- jHml���'!"'" 11S''evenly as the backbone of  strate their own' jack of faith bul .they'*1 lu,"'ill'>' ll(i,n lil! V". u,e ��"i(l!-'1 ��r the  deprive thepublic ol'?nii?cijipi:irtuiiity to ..lisii... Therefore lnete out to him some  discover-, what 'strength? theSeVsoclalist  leaders .can muster at .the' ballot box.-  nf the justice of which he is thc type.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  [The Independent does not hold it-  eeiC responsible for the opinions of its  correspondents.  To  Railway  Clerks,  Freight  Handlers  and Express Mesuengeis:  So long as they ��� are " Having been commissioned by the In-  length,they wilidberpub^?SI^i!SOn^e .>�����fttton'��l Hallway Clerks' association,  name of the -writer mustmust in every i'fuliated with the ..'A. F. of L., as or-  fnstanee   accompany? : the   letter,   not ganizer? for the dominion of Canada, I  Xnf^!XX��f '���,"blioati��n' :"ut as a a,��� .prepared, to. receive  and  answer  guaiantee   that  they   will   back  their .,     ; ���        ���     ,; ���-,  .: opinions should occasion require it] " ,?e����lmunlcations,l'eS(lrdlnS Hie scope and  i ������THkVrkLIEFOFlBySMITH" ::-|''.M.ect.,ot!thte;wnlon;  and  to institute  lTo.U,eKiituiroirimi>liXssn^r:A     '   '     V^i W���  ��t- ��������>? P��'"t   In  Canada;  .���;,- .        : ���������;'!-. tr;���NTv-'   -. ,    ;   lalsoi'or the International Freight Han-  Rir.���J, desire to...'make , acknowledgments of the following; donations inre-  sponse to niy appeal.'tpr[ the people of  ���Liitiysnilth:      f  ���We are selllne  Boots aiid 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  Vancouver Union Directory.  THE VANCOUVER TRADES AND  Labor Council meots first and third  Thursday in each month, nt 7.30 p.m.  President, W. J. Lamrick; vice-president,  Geo. Dobbin: secretary, F. 3. 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. Georg*  and Gothard. ���  SHIRT WAIST AND LAUNDRY  WORKERS' UNION. No. 105.���Meets  every 2nd and 4th Thursday In each  month in Union Hall. President, Ti. N.  Hogg; corresponding secretary, Wallace  Sharp, 1119 Richards St.; financial secretary, Mr. Lee; treasurer, F. Young: delegates to Trades and Lahor Council,  Messrs. Harglo, Coltart, Lee and Hogg.  WAITERS AND WAITRESSES'UNION  Lucnl No. US. Piesident, Charles Over;  vuu-iirvsideiit, A. N. Herriiigton; secre-  taiy-tictisiiiei, .1. 11. Perkins; recording  >pcielury. Miss A. Scuitto; Press agent.  W. Ellender. Meeting f\ery second Friday evening at S HO o'clock In Union  ilall. corner Homer nnd Dunsmuir street*  JOURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION OF  America No. ITS. ��� Meets lst and 3rd  Mondays in room No. 1, Union Hall. President, C. L. Whalcn; vice-president, J.  T. Mortimer; recording secretary, F  Williams, 1&4 Tth avenue, west; secretary-treasurer, J. Savage; sergeant-at-arms,  H. Brazeau; delegates to Trades & Labor Council, F. Williams and J. T. Mortimer.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No. 113, W  F. M.. meets every Saturday at 7.30 p  m. ln Forester's Hall, Van Anda. President, John D. Fraser; vice-president, J  W. Austin; secretary, Alfred Raper;  treasurer, A. G. Delghton; conductor,  Wm. A. McKay; warden, Henry Patterson.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNATIONAL Union, No. 120���President, B. Harpur; vice-president, J. Gil-  man: corresponding-financial secretary,  J. A. Stewart, 441! Hastings St. E.; recorder, W. L. Aylesworth; treasurer,  G. Bower; guide, W. Bushman; guardian, O. E. Jacques; delegates to T. & L.  Council, E. Harpur and 3. A. Dlbden.  Meets flrst and third Wednesdays at  each month ln Union Hall.  ������������I'^i i4<i��tf* ��.+$'��"��'��t  GREAT  AMALGAMATION -  SALE  Going on now.  * ���Take Advantage rol this <��  Extraordinary Opportunity to Buy  and to Save  I Drysdalc, Stevenswi, M*  Cordova St. Store.  ��������"��������-".������""�������� ���������������������  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS"  We have.just received a.-large shipment of ready-to-wear men's suits. We  can sny withbut'fear of contradiction that they.are the -finest garments over  shown on the coast for thc money.  SUBTS PROM $ 15 TO $83  Made of the finest Imported Irish, English and Scotch Tweeds and Worsteds, manufactured by the leading tailoring establishment in tho Dominion.  The patterns are the very newest designs, with linings and trimmings toll  mntch; also a fine assortment of  BOYS* CLOTHING.  In Suits, Blouses and Odd Pants, Including the white duck pant used ao  much for boys' sports.  Como and Inspect our stock.   No job lots.  XL8JBB   �����   STEWART,  Telephone 702. 309 to 315 Hastings St. W  i+++++++++++++++++++++++++++���  9i  Cigar Factory  NEW WESTMINSTER.  7?' .?    ;:Vancouver, yii-.  7 Ck-'orse. .Aubrey'.............?., J  'I'ev.  H. N. Powell  l...:....,:.  , "Anii-lcederatlon'.'. .V....'.;....,  S. F, ?l:!(R'On ........ ........  .  "It" :...'....7.i.Xy :..yx-.  ������-���ri Other  Points.'7?J  Baipii' Sni I th,; -M;, P :?.���:.!..?.?.  .? IL M. (New .Wcsthilnster) iX:  X. This i.s the .-imouiu.tu date for whlr-lv  the UTiuir ls-\-ery .thankful.-. ���Jt issufii-  ciont io iiKlieate.at any rate lines, of  aympalliy. and in lhe not 'distant day or  direct, .steamliuat   communicntion   with  =\*a.*icfiuver--wlll=(lo-=that=city---no=hariiir7��'  . GO.KDON TANNElt,  'I.nilyxniilh, B.C., July. 7,?,1!I0::..,..".  illers' union, and give full information  i'e;;arUinjj:. (lues,? cluirler tees, etc., nf  llie Brotherhood'of Hallway Hxpress-  liu-jii. both oP these intcriialiwial unions  are; affiliated.with the ,\. F. of I,.  .','Aildress?--: ? --? ??D. STAMP13  A. F..-:of If. Organizer. box '1"X, Moos-'e  Jaw, N.WiT.i  CONVENTION DATES.  Julv I:'.. '"liiciiiiiiul, Ohio, iGluss Bottle  lil'Vi"-*.'AJ'OKliitlon oi the United Stnles *nd  Caaadn.  .Tiilvll. iPdlnnarolis, Ind. Stove .Mounters'  International Union.  July 18. Brooklyn, N. Y. American Wire  Wcuverb'l'luleclivu Amir, iation.  UXITKD BltOTIIERHOOD OF CAK-  : PKNTKRS AND JOINEKS ��� Meet's  Icvery Fceond iind fniirth Wccliicsilny In  Union hnll, mom '2. President, A. K.  Coffin: vice-president, Ij.-C. DeVolf: rc-  rording secretary, U.- Chaplin, 201 Prln-  cets street; %minclal sccrctnrj-, J. Mc-  Leod; trensurer, O. Adams; conductor, H.  ITowes: warden. J. I"1. Gray; delegates to  T. & li. Council, George Dobbin, GeorRO  Adams. A. B. Coffin, 1,. C. DeVoIf nnd  S. O'Brien; delegates to the Building  Trades Council, II. Howes and J. Mc-  Leod.  TWAM DRIVl-lPS- INTERNATIONAL  UNION. No. Mi���Meets tlrst and third  Wednesday in t>ncli month In Union hull.  President. Oco. Punlop: vice-president. S.  Cuwker; secrptiiry-tiensurer, D. Melvcr:  n'corcllng scciel.iry.' A. E. Sopcr. ."i3D  Hornby street: warden. C. Ii. Hlsglnson;  conductor, T. K. IJimbcc: trustees, C. H.  lllggin.son. It. Iloywond. A. Bobliison;  delegates to Trailer nnd Labor Council,  A. E. Sopcr. Oeo. Uunlop, C. B. HlKgln-  soii. J. J.   Harrl.'-oii, J. C. Kerr.  INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF BLACKSMITHS, Vancouver Union, No. 151.-  Mcets the first and third Monday in each  month at S p. m., in Union hall. Homer  street. President, A. A. Bigg, vice-president, G. XV. Smart; financial secretary.  Chas. McAllister: recording secretary, D  Robinson, box 37. Vancouver, B. C; dele-  pates to the Trades and Labor council  William Latham, D. Robinson, H. How  ard.  PHONE 1220A.  Dixon & Lyfe  Carpenters & Joiners  534-540 Seymour St.  Between Pender and Dunsmuir Sts.  AU kinds of work ln this line promptly attended to. .....  BUILDERS' LABORERS' FEDERAL  UNION, No. 82,. Vancouver.���Meets every other Tuesday evening, at g o'clock,  in the large room, Union Hall. President,  J. Sully; vice-president, XV. Lyons; secretary, H. Sellers, Western Hotel; treasurer,  J. Cosgrove; warden. II. Chapman; conductor. J. Gunderson; delegates to Trades  & Labor Council, J. Sully, G. Payne, J.  Cosgrove and H. Sellers: delegates to  Building Trades Council, J. Sully and J.  Cosgrove.  WlieH yoii want Shoes iiiade  to order or repaired  -G910-  Thos 0.Mills.40,{ ft����fc'��  ���W^ ."��� .���"M,3��0|.. Court Hwim  +0+++++++++++++++  0  of Vancouver and B. C.  VANCOUVER TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION, NO. W, meets tho 4th Monday ln  each month at Union Hall. President,  W. J. MacKay; vice-president, S. J. Gothard: secretory, W. II. Hunt, P. O. Box CO;  treasurer, John -\Vntklns: sergeant-at-  arms, James Webster; executive committee. Ralph Wilson. A. W. Flnbow, N.  Clclnnd and I>. Kellns; delegates to  Tiades and Labor Council, Robert Todd.  George  Bnrtloy,  Geo. Wilby.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION.-  ��� Meets second and fourth Wertnesila.i  of each month In .Sutherland Hnll, coiner Westminster Avenue and Ilnstlmri.  Street, nt S p.m. President, Jnrnes Mi  Qulgnn; vice-president, A. G. Elliott  secretary, A. G. Perry. 33 Seventh Avenue  trensurer, Itnl-l. liiiint; , coniliu'tnr., _  liinlgcr: w.-inli'ii. a. .1. WIImii:: ^'niliiei,  A. linrrls: '.^imiKlai secn-tary. ���- C'nn��-  lim: ilelcKiilc-i lo Trmli'M nml l.nhoi' Coun-  ell.   I'*.   C. O'Dilen.  A. J.   Wllm In me"  McOuliiiin. Koht. Uiunl, Chas. Itcnnett.  On FRIDAY, MAT 1ST, of Millinery and Dry Goods. MILLINERY,  the latest styles from Toronto. My  stock Is new and prices to suit customers in every line���not excelled in  the city. LADIES CORDIALLY  , INVITED.  W. W. MERKLEY  ' S07 WESTMINSTER AVENUE. ,  00 + + 0+1  \t  tt  tt  of hurrying about buying Life Insurance ao many men think and amy. At    ' *  least'two  strong reasons are: Good  health is uncertain;   Increased cost li    ' '  certain. What's the use of waiting might better be said)   - ' *  UNION MUTUAL   POLICIES '���  may be depended upon to protect throughout the varying experience*    ef  human life, to faithfully guard tbe interests    of the    Insured, and to be  promptly cashed when thoy become payabln.    Values and privileges abound  and   are   conveniently   available. Detailed facts gladly furnished.  After three years the Union Mutual Policies do not become void by laltara  to pay premiums, the Main Non-Forfeiture J.H-K without action sf tbe  Policy-holder,'continuing the Insurance for a Specified length ot time.  Union Mutual Life InsuranceCo  PORTLAND, MAINE.   .- Incorporated 1848.  Call or write for particulars and plans  Head Office : 419 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  J. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager.  COLIN CAMERON, Special Agent.  9 0 00 + + +4<* + *>*00<90 0 ���9 + 0909 9 ���09"9999+++ni  Commercial  ef  CORNER HASTINGS AND CAMBIE  , STREETS, VANCOUVER.  New, modern and strictly flrat-claas;  good sample rooms; free 'bus. Week  days���Breakfast 7 to 10 a. m., lunch  13 m. to 3 p. m., dinner, 6 to 8 p. m.  Sundays���Breakfast 7:90 to 10:80 a.  m., lunch 13:30 to 2 p. m., dinner, S:80  to 7:30 p. m. Rates 13 and' upwards  per day. HAYWOOD & PRESCOTT,  Proprietor*. ---.**''"  Tbe Dougall House  810-312 ABBOTT STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Restaurant and Bar. Breakfast 6 to  10. merchants' lunch 11 to 2, 25c; dinner 5 to 8, 26c; lunches put up; east;  ern and Olympian oysters; short orders a specialty at all* hours;  meal tickets $4; best 35c. meal in the  city.     D. BURTON, Proprietor.     -  The"  ���  810   SEYMOUR   STREET,     VANCOUVER.  Having the only up-to-date grill rosin  ���ji British Columbia, which in Itself le a  guarantee of a first-class hotel and restaurant, , Business Men's LUNCH, from  12 m. to 2:30 p. m., only 25 cents.   ���7S eORDOVATSTREET."^-^  Under new management. Dining  Room Unsurpassed. Everything Newly Renovated. RATES���JI a Day,' Special Rato by the Week. Louis Adams  and James Guthrie, Proprietors.    .  CORNER CORDOVA AND CARRALL  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  Makes a specialty of Dewar's special  liqueur, also Usher's black label llqUeur  whiskey. Large stock of imported and  domestic cigars. Finest Millard - and  pool tables. R. B. MULLIGAN &  CO., Proprietors.  Meeting.  F. O. B.���VANCOUVER AmttB, N��, ��,  meets Wednesday evenings; TlsiUna  brethren' welcome.   Bert Parsooo, "W*  P.; J. G. Tire, W. B., Arcade.  THERE IS  .of Fire or Injurv-  Health when you 0$*  the '���  ELECTRIC  The price is now  such that; almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always,  used. Apply at Office of  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  T  Ai  >  C��B. GRANVILLC AND HASTINGS STREETS. <"  GffWal Watah Insjpaote er the C r. a. ���������--��� i - ���<��� "I'AiiT    1  %9&&f&j9l0J0J9.0&0.0.99i9.0.'i9L02Wl^^  '���������;. ."-������������-������W"*ll-."��  Tbe Jeweler   aid   Diamond  Merchant  THE RETAIL CLERICS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOlMATION  meets ln OVBrlcn's Hall, the first ond  third Tuesdays of ench month. J. A  Murray, president; W. J. Lamrlclc, fecre-  tary, 24S Princess street."  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF  Machinists. Heaver Lodge, No. 162.���  Sleets second and fourth Wednesdays in  ench month In tlio Lesser O'Erlen Hall.  President, Geo. P. Downey; past president, J. K. Edwards; vice-president, H. J.  Lltt'er: lecording secretary, J. II. McVety; financial secretary, J. Anderson.  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF  Electrical Workers. Vancouver Local,  No. 213���Meets second and fourth Wednesday ln each month ln O'Brien's Hall. Pre  sident, A. McDonald; vice-president, J  Dubberley; recording secretary, S. W  Huston; financial secretary, H. V. Ran-  Ua.  UNION MADE  CIGARETTES  Wc, tlm iiiidcrHigiivd, handle tho  only UNION MADE CIGARETTES  made in Cunndu. KAKN.4C, V. C.  nml T. AH.  S. HARCUS.  C. FORSBURG.  CHAS. PECK.  D. M'DONAliD.  R.  L.  RICE.'  XV. A. CALLAGHAN.  CHAS. M'DONOUGH.  W.J.McMiHan&Co.  Wholesale Agents for B. C,  Corner Alexander St. nnd Columbia Ave.  Vsncou      ,B. C. ��� ���  P. 0. BOX, 28C. PHONE, 179.  I  e     rrt\  uiv  "!;���vuuwiirVi���j  Vancouver'!!    Pioneer    Clothes  Renovator, mnkes a suit new.  X Dyeing, and Repairing  Mk. 216 Caubix St., Vakoodvkk.  1 opocoaooooooaop  DELICIOUS WINE  MADI EXCLD8IVKLY TBOM B. C. FBDIT.  FEESHCDT FLOWERS. UNION-MAMS  DOMESTIC CIGARS.  When making a trip around the  irk < -"  Park call on  ,W.D.Jonc*BrSkg^r !  ooooa��9aoagocBoaaoooa��  xXy^JKiiiiw-ici  and  SOO  PACIfSC  LINE ;  ainier  ccr  IC  Works  Importer* and Bottlers  GORE AVE.   'PHONE 783.  SOLE AGENTS.  TAKE THE,  Imperial  Limited  PACIFIC TO ATLANTIC IN M HOURS.  STEAMSHIPS TO CHINAI AND JAPAN:  ATHENIAN June 2BTII  EMPRESS OI* CHINA July (mi  EMPRESS OP INDIA July STTIt  STEAMSHIPS TO HONOLULU, FIJI ISLAND'AND AUSTRALIA.  SS.lfi MOANA Juno2��TH  SS. MIOWERA JulyS4TH  SS. AORANGI Aug. 2.1ST  For full particulars as to timo, rates,  etc., apply to  E. J. COYLB,      ' .  JAS. SCLATER,  A. G. P. A.. Ticket.Agent,  Vancouver, B. C.   428 Hastings St.,  Vancouver, B. C. ���SATURDAY.....' JULY 11, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  ! ReconiiiieiMfis  Our Independent patrons tog  patronize the RED CROSS ���  DRUG STORE, the Popular Pre-��  scrlptlon Pharmacy. They belong*  to no Druggist Combine. ���  Stewart's Pink Tonic Pills, 50c,S  now 3Bc....Sar8aparllln, ble bot-y  tie, JI, now 75c.:..Gibson's Celeryg  Ncrvlnt, big bottle $1, now 75o....��  Bring your prescriptions. Eng-#  llsh and German chemists in at-��  tendance...Ilall orders . receive*  prompt attention.. ..SEND USS  AN ORDER. #  ��������9����e��o������**��������$����o��  ft  9  9)  9  ft  0  . CLARENCE   HOTEL.  (Under new management)  , JAS. W. MASSEY, Proprietor.  Corner Pender  and  Seymour Sts.  One block from Post Oflice.  First-class  dining room and bar; white help only.  Best English ales and porter in town.  Rates, $1.00 per day.  ______ CBTY MOTEL  R. ABBECIC, Proprietor.  49 Powell Street, VANCOUVER, B.  Terms $1.00 per day.  C.  Items from Victoria  By Our Own Correspondent.  COMMENT ON TRUSTS.  In  this age of so-called  democracy,  we are getting into  tlie thrall of thc  most relentless system of economic oligarchy that history thus far records.  That capital from which most of us,  ��� directly or lndlrectly.'get-our breitd and  butter is becoming the most undemocratic, inhuman and atheistic of all the  heathen divinities. It breeds children  only to devour the bodies-of some, and  the souls of others, and to put out the  spiritual eye-sight of the rest. In spite  of the historic1 campaign for liberty, In  ���spite of the achievements of Christianity, there has never been a time since  Adam was born when the individual  counted for so little or availed so little  .as today.  .Compared with any worthy conception  of what society must become If life is  to be tolerable, the socialistic Indictments against our civilization- are essentially sound. As abstract propositions those diagnoses expose with .'ip  propr'iate truth the ghastly Inequalities  and injustice which our present social  order sanctifies. It ls a literal and cardinal fact that our present economic  system cries to heaven for rectification,  It stultifies human nature. It nullifies  tlie purpose of God." Then men who  denounce present society have profound  reason for their complaints. - We are in  the midst of the most bewildering labyrinth of social entanglements in which  the human rnce has wandered up to  -date.   ,-,      -    - *''_' (' ,     i . ,i  At  thc  same   time   these  facts  are  wringing such involuutary cries'of pain  from some, and'such artificial description and characterization from others.  They' arc  provoking  others   to  bitter  -and-violent denunciation, and inciting  .others to such.   Visionary nnd visclous  .schemes of readjustment that'we find  -in these intellectual.symptoms ofour  ^social  disease are added  complication  and  aggravation of  the "ills.      There  seems to be no practical alternative be  tween, on the one hand,  swelling the  -clamor and wild and-Incoherent revolt,  .and  on  the other hand,'' giving one's  moral  support' to', conservatism, - most  falsely and fatally so-called, which Intensifies tho evils by denying that they,  -exist.   If you will heed the eymptoms  rfrom bank'to  office  and factory, and  railroad headquarters and dally press,  you have discovered that the very men  who are making these combinations are  beginning  lo  be afraid of  their own  shadows.      These very business men,  who claim to have a monopoly of common sense, have. involved .themselves  :and all the rest of us in n grim tragedy  of errors.   They are already beginning  whutevcr thut tho vast majority of  capitalists aro good capitalists. Tliey  operate strictly within tho rules of the  game. Nevertheless capitalism Is not a  good game, and it Is our business to see  tho reason why. The whole programme  of our civilization turns at last on the  accumulation of capital. A programme  for Christian civilization would turn  lather on its effects upon the quality  of men that civilization shall produce.  We have .turned moral values upside  down. We nre making men the n\cans  of making capital, whereas capital is  only tolerable when lt is simply ,the  means of making men. It would be Infinitely more for' human weal It every  dollar of wealth should be cleaned from  the earth, If we could have Instead of  it, industry anil honesty and justice,  than to be,led much,further Into this  devil's dance of capitalism.  to ask on the quiet* how It will all end.  "Whether they realize It or not our vision of freedom is passing Into eclipse ot  ���universal corporate'compulsion In; the  _iinterest of capital.   The march of hu-  THE INJUNCTION. ' '  The general officeis of-the Katlonul  Manufacturers' association were instructed to report a plan of legal defence against picketing, boycotting and  the obtaining ,of injunctions, such as  several labor organizations In the west  have obtained recently to the embarrassment of tlieir employers. These employers had supposed .that the injunction was peculiarly their weapon-with  which they-couldi always"subdue rebellious workingmen, and, ��� lo, It appears that' It' Is an equally effective  weapon by .which the ^workers 'can resist tlielr tyrants. Now"the masters will  have as much to say against government' by Injunction as heretofore has  capitalistic .pupers, "anarchistic ravings" against law and order. "It makes  a great difference whose ox is gored."  Whether by master ot-.-workmen. If the  use "of thc injunction can be in a measure stopped lt wHl-.be a good'thing for  all concerned'. ��     '-'  Mlllmen���F. D. T. Hodges and F. T.  Stevens.  Hack Drivers���F. E. Dangerfleld and  J. A. Freeman.  ; Garment Workers���Mr. Herbert.  ... Tiie annual statement of the secretary  showed that there were '23 unions alllllated with the council, averaging 0"  accredited members. The balance sheet  showed the receipts for the year were  $351.34, and there wim $120 cash In hand.  The civic representative committee  reported that the city council had not  appointed either of the gentlemen  whose linmeK hnd been submitted for  representation on the Provincial Jubilee  hospital board.  The secretary of the H. C. Fishermen's union, Vancouver, wrote expressing tho wish that llsherinen wait until  the settlement of the present trouble  with the canners before going to' tlie  Fraser. s  The Journeymen Rakers' union wrote  protesting against the time of-the council being taken up discussing politics  and socialism, and threatening to withdraw their delegates from the council  unless that body lives up to its constitution.  The Typographical union also protested against the discussion of uolitlcs  and socialism in the council, and suggesting the passage of measures to keep  lt clear of partizan politics.  Tho communication was laid on the  table till the first meeting in August.  The meeting adjourned till Wednesday  nlsht.  NEW FACTORY1.  Another Jncrense Is reported in the  number of Victoria's industrial establishments, a now sash and door factory  being in course of erection at the Say-  ward mills. It is to be built on a wharf  close to the Point Ellice bridge.   -  A. A. Streather, of Victoria, B. C, was  elected seventh vice-president of the  Dominion' Letter Carriers' association  at the annual meeting held at Winnipeg  on Wednesday.  In consequence of the strike now on in  Vancouver, considerable work in the  Terminal City, it Is expected, will llkely  be turned over to Victorians. Mention  was made a few days ago to that on  the Princess Victoria, and now comes  news of negotiations being underway  with a Victoria firm for the furnishing  of the free library.   So says the Times.  VOTE FOR WORKINGMEN. ���  lt is fortunate for the workers that  the employers have come Into the open  and publicly proclaimed tlieir intention.  The working men know now what to  expect and it-will be their own fault if  they permit their enemies to triumph;  we say enemies advisedly for the manufacturers declare that unionism is to  be wijicd out. Tliey have on tlielr side  the courts and the hirelings whom they  own iu ihe legislature. But tho working men have tlie power of numbers,  who, by their votes, can elect their own  nominee!-', and It is to be hoped that the  recent mail attack of President Parry  will do moie than any amount of propaganda' work to consolidate workers  of all kinds. Vote only for working  men candidates.  UNION  BARBER SHOPS.     .  John Sllngerland���714 Robson street.  Army and Navy���33S Granville street.  Elite���617 Hastings street, west.  Bon Ton���602 Hastings street, west.  <  Commercial Hotel shop.  Anderson's���320 Cambi.e street.  J. A. Davidson���307 Cambie street.  Savoy���137 Cordova street.  - J.  A.  Miller���608 Cordova  street.  G. B. Smith���Atlantic hotel, Cordova  street.  Gem���35 Cordova street.  Boulder���17 Cordova street.  City Barber Shop���Water street.  '  Terminal���Water street.  Sun nyside���Wnter street.  Oyster Bny���300 Carrall street.  Union���332 Carrall street  O.  K.���165 Hastings street,  east, .  Glasgow���513 Westminster avenue.  D. P. Johnston���Barnard Castle, Pow  ell street.  O. McCulcliepn���Mt. Pleasant.  I. 0.0. F���M.l  Following are tlie by-laws governing  the progressive juvenile branch, No. 1���  Loyal Thine Forever lodge, No. "392,  Vancouver: ' "  Rule 1. This branch shall be called and  known as the Juvenile Branch, No. 1, of  tliu Loyal Thlno Forever Lodge, No. 7392,  I. O. O. P., M. U., Friendly Society of tho  British Columbia District.  TIME AND PLACE  OF MEETING.  Rllle 2. This Branch shnll meet the 2nd  nnd 4th Tuesday ln each month at 8  o'clock p. m. in Suthorland Hall, Westminster Avenue, or such other plnce as n  special meeting may decide, nnd the  Rocordlng Secretary shall call ovcr the  Officers' names at S.13 o'clock p. m. from  a book kept for that purpose, and every  principal Officer who is absent shall bo  fined 10 cents, unless a satisfactory apology bo given at the following meeting.  Tho Branch shall remain open for one  hour, when it shall bo closed for thc  evening.  DUTY OF SURGEON.  Rule" 11. The Branch shall elect a Surgeon ut every half-yearly meeting, who  sliall be paid from the Management Expense Fund at the rate of 73 cents per  annum for all members in full compliance  and residing within two miles of the meet  tng room. He shall attend to all sick  members residing within two miles of tho  aieetlng room, and provide them with proper nnd sufficient medicine free during  their illness. It will bo the duty of thc  Surgeon when called upon or sent for by  a sick member to attend with a.s little delay as possible. When the Surgeon ls  sent for It will be the duty of thc sick  member to send his name and address in  writing, that delay and mistakes may be  avoided.  MONTHLY' RETURN OF SURGEON.  * Rule 4. The Surgeon shall furnlfch a return lo the Branch every meeting night  of all sick members- who have placed  themselves und-r his care, specifying the  nature of the disease under which thc  respective parties labor, upon a printed  form whlcli shall be furnished by the  Branch for that purpose.  ELECTION OF OFFICERS.  Rule 5. The election of all officers of  the Branch shall take place on thc first  meeting night la January and July. The  President, Vice-President, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Auditors and Trustees,  from the Management Committee appointed by the Loyal Thine Forever Lodge  No. 7392, M. U., the remaining Officers to  be elected from the Branch. The Finan  cial Secretary, Treasurer and Auditors  shall present their report at this meeting.  ADMISSION  OF  MEMBERS.   ���  Rule 0. Every member for admission  as a benefit member to this Branch must  bo eight and not over eighteen years pf  age, of good moral character, and pasBa  medical examination. Thc Initiation fee  shall be as follows:���  Age 8 to 12 years 23c  "  12 to 14 years 40c  "  14 to 1(1 years 75c  " 16 to IS years *l-00  CONTRIBUTIONS.  ' Age, 8 to 12 years, IOc per month In advance. '  Age, 12 to 14 years, 2Gc per month,.in advance,    i'  Ago, IC to IS years, 40c per month, ln advance.  Age, .12 to. 10 years, 32c per month. In ad  vance.'  -* .  SICK BENEFITS.  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 thej;  will naturally govern themselves acco rdingly In making purchases.  Victoria Union Directory.  VICTORIA LABORERS' PROTECTIVE  Union, Federal No. 2.���Meets llrst and  third Friday in Labor Hall, room 4.  President, A. Johonson; vice-president,  T. Cox; secretary, J. C. Mapleton; treasurer, J. Goldstraw; warden, A. Harris;  conductor, J. McConnel; delegates to  Trades and Labor Council, A. Johonson,  T. Cor, Leo O. Charlton, Wm. McKay  and J. C. Mapleton.  THE QUEEN'S HOTEL  J. 'M. HUGHES, PROPRIETOR,  Corner of Johnson and Store Streets,  Centrally located and all conveniences. Terms $1 per day and upwards.  Free Bus. Telephone.  Empire Cigar Store  Tree Reading Room and Headquarters of the Laborers'  Protective Union.  I0o Douglas Street, Opposite Labor Hall  VICTORIA, li. C.  117 GOVERNMENT STREET.  Men's and Boy's Clothing, Boots and  Shoes.   Union Store.   Union Clerks.  tsr Lowest-priced outfitters in the  City of Victoria.'  Give us a calL  EVERY KIND  *.  ��� -  9  i Job Printing Done I  SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.  ���i  Independent  Printing  Co'y ���  BASEMENT, FUCK BLOCK, VANCOUVER. $  9  ����*  RACING  DATES.  Following are the date's set by the  North Pacific Fuir Association ior tlio  horse races for 1003:  Register! Register!! Register!!!  man progress Is getting reducible to  ���marking o�� timo ln thc lock-step of  ���capital's chain gang.   I have no doubt  ������������������������������eoe��o��oo����0*  ��  o  9  9  .v  ft  ft  9  ft  0  ft  ���  ���  o  ���'  ���e  -e  Overalls and Shirts  WELL AND CAREFULLY  MADE  'Fit nnd wenr guaranteed.  Union Label on every garment.  ASK FOR THEM.  -THE-  Hit  (LIMITED.)  The  oldest Union  Overall Fac  tory in the West.  MAW'6 BLOCK, WINNIPN, KAN.  ���ft9fti  0*o��0��e��e*e��  0  000  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.  At the meeting :;of "the Trades nnd  Labor council held Thursday evening,  considcrabltT'dlscussloh-fo6k~~plaee us  to the receiving ol some of the delegates', particularly tliose frdm the Mill-  men and Hackmen's unions, wliich were  chartered by the-Amerlcan Labor union.  Finally these delegatus! were admitted,  and tin- election ot ofllcers for the ensuing six niontlis followed.  Tlie following were elected: President,  J. C. AViillors; vice-president, A, E. Mc-  Enchn-ni secretary, Christian Slvertz;  treiiHiiiiT. O. ,L. Charlton; sergennt-at-  iii'iiii. .1. H. Smith; executive conunittee. J. (.'. Winters, F. 15. Diuigerfleld,  A. D. .McLnuglillii, F. T. D. Hoilnes, C.  Slverlz.  Credentials were received from the  Colli iwIiik:  Laborers' Protective union���Allan  Jeeves, vice, .1. C. Mapleton,-resigned.  Amalgamated Society of Carpenters  niul Joiners���J. XV. Ilolden, J. H. Jlnr-  Un, W. F. Kiillei-ton nnd A. E. Mi>  Euclircu. . ,  Miicliinixin' union���August Herberger  mid John  liutlow.  Clgnrmaki'is' union���Joseph Itussell  and Win. Ed. Keown.  Typographical union���T. H. Twlgg, J.  Chrow;  Geo. Coldwell  ffttternate.)  Painters and Decorators���R. Ryan, A.  Tripp;  F. ITcnskl (alternate.) '  Retail Clerks-J. H. Smith, vice, W.  A.   Smith.  r  Register! Register!! Register!!!  THE FEDERATION IN IT.  The Western Federation is the best  fighting machine in the North American continent. Jack Riorden, secretary  of-the-Phoen ix -M iners'-un lon,-hns-been  nominated for the Grand Forks division.  Another man prominent in the affairs  of District Association No. G will be  nominated in Greenwood district. Alfred Parr, formerly president of District Association No. 6, will, in all probability, carry the banner In the Ymlr  division and yet another prominent federation man is slated as standard bearer In the Slocnn. In nil fhe divisions  except possibly the Grand Forks riding,  thc federation has enough votes of Its  own to elect Its men���In fuct lt will be  merely a case of going through the motions. In the Fernle nnd Rossland divisions thc United Mine Workers and  the federntlon nlso hold the top hand  and can elect whoever they chose to support, while in Nelson thc election of  Taylor or Houston depends entirely on  which of them the Federntlon supports.  All told, there will be seven men from  the Interior In the next legislature who  will be there because the Federation  sent them. The old parties mny not  like it a little bit, but the Federation  is not In politics for the convenience of  the old parties.  Hotel North Vancouver, finest summer resort on tho coast Overlooking  Burrard Inlet.   Rates moderate. ���  REGISTER YOUR VOTE.  Full sick benefits for the first 26 weeks  ot illness, and half sick benefit for the remainder of Illness, as per following scale:  Ago 8 to 12 years,    Medical    attendance, $1 and medicine free.  Age 12 to M years 1-50  Age 14 to 16 years 2-00  Age 16 to IS years 2.60  SICK BENEFITS.  Rule 7. Any benefit member of this  Branch in good standing being by disease  or bodily hurt six working days, shall  receive sick benefits at the rato stated,  according to age. In all cases a member  reporting himself sick must notify the  President or Financial Secretary on or  before 12 o'clock noon of the third day,  as for each succeeding day ho neglects  to do so he shall forfeit one day's sick  pay. Also, any member neglecting to declare himself off the Sick Fund shall be  fined twenty-five cents. All sick benefits  shall be paid according to the medical doe-  tor's report. ' '  ARREARS OF CONTRIBUTIONS.  Rule S. Any member of this Branch allowing his dues to exceed twelve weeks  shall be suspended from all benefits and  shall not be entitled to benefit until one  month after he has paid up all arrears,  and should his dues exceed twelve months  he will cease to be a member of this  Branch, and his name shall be eraosed  from tho books.  Note.���Any neglect on the part of the  Financial Secretary in not noticing sold  member shall be no excudse for his suspension.   SICK-VISITING--COMMITTEE.������  Rule 9. The Sick Committee shall be appointed by the President or Financial Secretary, and that on a brother reporting  himself sick, they sliall visit said brother  at least once a week during his illness,  ond report the results of'their visits at  each meeting.  ' TRANSFERRING OF MEMBERS.  Rule 10. That on a member of this  Branch attaining tho ngo of IS years ho  shall have the option of Joining any lodge  of the Manchester Unity he may prefer  ln tho District, and produce tlio necessary  certificate ns per their rules. The Juvenile Bhall pay tbo sum of 50 cents for his  clearance, nnd thla Branch shall bo responsible for his sick benefit .is per rate,  until ho becomes entitled to 'benefits in  tho adult lodge. Any member of this  Branch attaining the age of 18 years  censes to bo a benefit member of this  Juvenile Branch of Oddfellows.  UNRULY CONDUCT.  Rule 11. Any member misbehaving himself In tho lodgo room shall be suspended  from all benefits.  SrniNQ MEETINGS.  Seattle, Wash June 6 o July 4  Vancouver, B. C "July i to 2  Grand Fork, B.C July 1 to 3  Spokane, Wash July 4 to 6  Everett, Wash ? July 2 to 4  Whatcom, Wash July 2 to 4  FALL MEETINGS.  Seattle, Wash Aug? 1 to 29  Whatcom, Wash Aug. SI to Sept. 5  Everett, Wash Sept. 7 to 12  Salem, Ore Sept.*14 to 19  Portland, Ore Sept, 21 to 26  North Yakima, Wash.' Sept. 28 to Oct. 2  Spokane, Wash Oct. s to 13  Boise, Idaho Oct. 12 to 17  Walla Walla, Waoh Oct. 19 to 24  Levrltton, Idaho Oct. 26 to SI  Thc Dalles, Ore Sept. 28 to Oct. 8  La Grande, 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  Coleman's mustard oil   for  tlsm.   Sure cure.   1198 Barnard  of Vancouver and elsewhere to support  and purchase the goods ot a fair firm  why should they not condemn and REFUSE TO PURCHASE the goods of  unfair concerns? " Tbe BUILDING  TRADES COUNCIL endorsed by the  Trades ond Labor council, has placed  CHAS. WOODWARD & CO.,  Cor.   Westminster avenue and Harris'  1 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.  f~[nic Independent, $1 a Year  ��������  Jack White  ���  @@��  JL^  14 CORDOVA &T. W.  Bro. S. J. Wade. President.  Bro.  C..Webb. Vice-President.   ,  ,  Bro. P. A. McMoran, Pro. G. M.  Bro H. Hyde. Pro. D. G. M.  Bro. R. W. Partridge, Pro. "C. S.  Bro. R. Brechin. Financial Secretnry.  RIGS AND SADDLE HORSES Always on hand at Hotel North Vancouver.  J. A. Davidson, corner Oainble and  Cordova Sts., is the place where you  get tout hair cut In an artistic manner.  GET OV.THE VOTERS' LIST.  RAINIER BEER  Is a glorious summer beverage���quenching  and satisfying,  "just as good"-  Rcraember there's no otlier  -insist on getting Rainier.  ottling  Works  m  t..  ' 1-1  I J I  ui  !  il  ft (T  SATURDAY JULY 11, IMS  THE INDEPENDENT.  ARE YOU GOING FISHING?  RODS, REELS, LINES, CASTS,  FLIES, BROGUES, TRACES, MINNOWS, SPOONS, BASKETS AND  FLY BOOKS.  We can .supply any  required, and will Im>  vour business.  fishing  jlad to  havo  537 Hasting* Street.  Remember  Moonlight Excursion  I'NDKR THE Al-SPICKS  Clerks' Protective Association  TO NORTH ARM OF ISLET.  Per Steamer Britannia.  ���ON���  Wednesday Evening Next  Jl'IiY 15, 1003.  Music and Refreshments in Abundance. A good time  in store for everyone. Conie one. come all. Fare. TiOc.  Children 2oc.  DRIFTWOOD;  By Lue Vernon.  Riches aria Knowledge.  On the shore ot a mighty ocean,  Lapping the rod old earth  Vrom the tn-erlasting mountains.  Giving its currents birth.  To the tline-glit wusti' of wutiM-s  ��� KbbiiiB nwny for nye���'  At the close of a tiny In autumn  I watched the ships go by.  Thi'iv was one that rode In splendor,  Dashing ii silver spray, ���  All her ppurs were tlpiiiiil with jewels  Flashing the light ol day;  And thc sunset made her mastliend  Oleum like a golden crown.  '.Mid her sails, snow white and silken���  Hark! "The  ship's none down!"  Cry the boatmen  In the harbor.  Hurled beneath the wave���  Thi' wreckers grasp her treasure  Where breakers nini-lc tier grave.  There was one thai moved in grandeur  Plowing a sturdy way.  And the lamp on her masthead gloaming  Shone as the light of day.  'Mid her sails all weatherbeateii.  Hark! "The ship's gone down!"  Cry the boatmen In the harbor-  All but lier lamplit crown;  And there on the billows tloatin-;,  Quenchless, IL shines for aye.  While the people reap her treasures  And ships go riding by.  in Evanston; 111., is just how occupying  the centre of the.stage, having given  a dinner party in honor of a negro woman. It is the action ot such people  that is keeping the race question in the  United States continually before the  public,   ft is more than disgusting.  AH  Nothing can keep some men from doing fool tricks. The writer of this is  one of thein.  A labor paper that does not publish  both sides of a question is not worth  subscribing for.  Some editors are afraid to express  their Individual opinion for fear of being "llred'' from their job.  JLABOR LITERATURE.  IAI1 ivorklngmen and others should  xead the following pamphlets Issued by  the American Federation of Labor:  Organized ��� Labor, Its 'Struggles, Its  {Enemies, an��t Fool JYiends, by Samuel  Gompers.  '  Some' Reasons for Chinese Exclusion.  History ot' Trade Unions, by Wm.  Trent and 3?i J. McGuire.  [Eight Hour Primar by Geo. E. McNeill.  Economic ��tnd Social Importance of  the Eight-lifur MoYament, by Geo.  Gunton.  Philosophy of the Eight-hour Movement,  by Lemuel Daaryid.  Eight-hour Workdtfr, by Samuel  Gompers.  IVVhat Does Labor 'Want, by Samuel  Gompers. ; , '. "  "Philosophy lit Trade Unions, by Dyer  D. Lum.  The "Philosophy or the Labor Movement," by Geo. E. McNeill.  What Labor Could Do, by John Swin-  lon.  The Safety of the Future Lies in Organized Labor, by Henry D. Lloyd.  ���Universal Educatton,' by Senator  Henry W. Blair.  Condition of Women Woikers,-by Ira  M. Van Etten.  IWThy We Unite.  Report of Discussion on Political Program, Denver Convention, 1894.,  No Compulsory Arbitration, by Samuel Gompers, o  THE    BAKERS.  Proprietors of unioii bake shops in  this city have received the international  union label,  and  will now sell-, bread  -Tsearlng-the-same.���All-union Tvorking-  tnen as well as. others should ask for it.  HOGG'S HALL, corner Westminster  avenue and Keefer street to let. C. J.  Coulter, 837 Harris street. ���  ���Telephone 1-2���5 for ' a fine livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace Livery  Stables, ��  w����������������������������s������������  Tbe Salt  of Life  ia business. We want more of  it. We'll got it if an out und out  bargain will fetch it.  Mow Is This  A two-quart   ;���'  Hot Water. Bottle - ���  -    ���'      or   .  Fountain Syringe  75c.        _;  I Tlie McDowell, Atkins,  |      Watson Co,, Ltd. Liability ��  UP-TCHMTE DRUGGISTS. ��  BOO������������������������*������������  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    Carroll    and  Hastings.  Columbia hotel, Cordova street, east.  City hotel, Powell street.  King's hotel, Carrall street.   ���  Eagle hotel, Cordova street.  Queen's  hotel,   Intersection   Cordova  and Water streets.  corner   Cambie   and  Western Hotel,  Water streets.    -  Grand  View  hotel,   Cordova; street,  west.  Clarence hotel,    corner   Pender and  Seymour streets.  Bridge hotel, at Westminster avenue  bridge.  Royal hotel, Water street.  'SOJIEI L.VBOR 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 Bea-  triceand Sydney Webb.'  The .New Right, by Samuel M. Jones.  History and Functions of Central Labor Unions, by W. Maxwell Burke.  Human Progress, by Thomas S." Blair.  .Wealth and Progress, by George Gunton.       _    . ,    -k-  ~~ Democracy, by"T3eatrlce and-Sydney  Webb:  Relations of Employer and Employee  (Symposium), by John P. Peters.  Annals of American Academy of Political and Social Science, July issue,  1902.  Land and Labor, by Wm. Godwin  Moody.  ���Social Unrest, John Graham Brooks.  And others too numerous to mention.  Labor Eight; ''  Annals of Toll, by J. IMorrlson Davld-  Now is tlie season at hand when the  grown-up daughter of the household  meanders down to iho front gate in the  gloaming and looks wistful.  A surgical operation in Indianapolis  made normal the brain ot a boy born  wilh criminal instincts. We-ought to  operate on some ot our city governments.  They say any mini In lhe United  States can be president. Gosh! What  a lot of lobsters there are in that country who seem to prefer working for two  dollars a day.  The statement that American makers  of automobiles have outstripped tlielr  European competitors may be true, but  it would sound more natural to say that  they had run over them.  The milliners are joining in the crusade against the decorating of women's  hats with stuifed song birds. It is evident that ilie milliners liave found out  how to make ribbons just as expensive.  A New Brunswick clergyman says  there are no female, angels. We wish  to remind ,th!s parson tliat there are  female angels In every household and  beside every sick bed In British Columbia.  The  medical  association  suggests  a  monument to the doctor who, chasing  the cholera germ, first said to the mos  quito, "Tag, you're it."   Any man who  slaps the mosquito deserves a monu  ment.  There are many obstacles ln the poe  try line and long-haired verse writers  have to be careful of "feet." It is not  always "poetic feet" but the editor's  feet that the would-be poet must be  careful of.  A Now York amusement man has  taught_a_monkey_ to.l'lnnp-thojoop'ljn  an automobile. Verily, It takes man's  best to keep ahead of the monk.  A grain of sand in a man's make up  Is worth two In the sugar.  The world Is to liave a new intoxicant  made from the 'i'i root, wlilch Is abund  nnt In the Hawaiian Islands. If some  men we know will drink this and the  mixture I.s as good in practice as In  name, we will be very thankful.  Letters of I.ovo and Labor, by Samuel .Jt. Jones.  RKGISTER'YOUJ: VOTK.  CIVIC COMMITTEES,  finance���Aid. McQueen    (chairman),  Grant, McGuigan, Brown, AVood. Meets  every Thursday at I p. m.  Fire and Police���Aid. Brown (chairman), Grant, McQueen, Wilson,' Morton. Meets second and fourth Tuesdoy  at 4 p. m.  ���Board of ��� Health���Aid. McGuigan  (chairman), Grant. McQueen, Macpherson, Morton. Meets flrst 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.  A southern pastor has likened the  womnn who plays bridge whist to a  negro crap shooter. As both games are  gambling pure and simple���though one  Is played In a parlor mid the other In  an alley���the reverend gentleman Is not  far astray.  A court decision says. "lho7right to  streets are equal between drivers and  pedestrians." This Is sound law. The  "pedestrian," however, will continue to  sprint, duck, dodge, stop, stait, hop,  skip and Jump out ot the way with  their old accustomed celerity, born of  long practice and stimulated by the  Instinct of self-preservation.  Trades and Labor Congress of Canada  Appeals to International Unions to  Present a Solid From,       *���  OTTAAVA, Out., June 27. IMS.  To Trades and Labor Councils and International   Local   Trade   Unions   In  Canada, Greeting:  Fellow Workers and Hrothers,���The  time has 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  opposed to the union of workmen. For  many years the trade union movement  has followed beaten tracks, discussed  the same questions, pioposed the same  remedies and received the same rebuffs',  but a new departure has occurred in  tlie ranks of those opposed to us���a departure that must be met without delay  or else the present status of trades unions and their members will be changed  to  their detriment.  The great fault of organized labor in  the past has bei.ii that it has kept its  eyes closed to the methods adopted by  those among the employing classes who  oppose our legitimate aims. Recent developments have shown the necessity  of an immediate awakening, and your  body is requested therefore, to give its  prompt consideration to the requests  and proposals contained in this circular.  The trend of the day is towards union,  and tlie 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  knell of trades unionism. Thus there  are organizations like the Employers'  association, National Founders' association, the International Metal Trades association and others of the kind.  Though these -bodies come to us with  sweet words in their mouths, their actions declare so loudly as to make plain  their object, that their real Intent is  aggressive antagonism to organized labor. No better proof of this is required  than the strenuous support given recently to the pernicious legislation in-  tioduced in the senate, at Ottawa, for  the exclusion of the oillcers and the  dismemberment of international unions.  A united front was presented by these  bodies and their attitude was a striking lesson to the representatives of organized labor- present at the discussion  of the bill.   Then what is to be done?  Stated shortly and plainly,' the one  luntui-e emphasized is the absolute necessity of organized labor in Canada becoming welded into one compact body  so as to be a unit upon questions affecting the interests of wage-earners.  There is a lamentable lack of unity In  this regard, and our very existence now  depends upon an immediate alteration  of this state of affairs. The Trades and  Labor Congress of Canada must represent organized labor for legislative purposes and the need of the' day is therefore, to strengthen congress In every  way possible. AVitli labor a solid phalanx, more respect will be paid to its  representations, more weight be attached to its arguments and more beneficial  results will follow its efforts.  Your body may, perhaps, not be in a  position tliat calls for action in the way  suggested, but. it ��� not, then we urge  you with all the emphasis we can bring  to bear, to do your utmost to urge labor bodies that are now in affiliation  with the congress to lose no time In be-  comlng affiliated.       There are today  Some peoplo will do anything on earth  for the sako of gaining a little cheap  newspaper notoriety.   A society woman  many unions that, though afilliatcd  with , their international organizations,  liave not become affiliated with congress, and to these bodies wc point out  that, by a recent decision of tlie execu  live or thc American Federation ot Labor (with which International bodies  are federated) all locals In Canada,  whether alllllated with international  unions or not, not all federal unions,  are directly urged to become attached  to the congresH without delay.  There Is thus unity uf opinion upon  the necessity for this action, and what  Is now required Is a unity of action  (for,legislative purposes) ns well as a  unity of opinion.  Do not delay taking action in tills  matter, but follow the example of employers and net at once.   ���  Send applications for allllliition to P.  M. Draper, secretary-treasurer of the  Tiades and Labor congress of Canada,  box 1017, Ottawa, Out.  JOHN A. FLETT, Pros.  P. il. DIlAPl-'ll. Sec.-Tie.is.  Hi    . \ ��� *.-,.! ��,'     *  t   ^  1 Don't be Careless  .jjj Don't start your wheel on   tlie   new  season's  work without  a  t thorough overhauling.  It will add much to your comfort and secur-  9 ity and will cost you 'but little.   We have a thoroughly up-to-date '  9 bicycle, repair department. :-, Hi  9126 Hastings St. |  Stoves, Ranges and- Kitchen Furniture. *.  Mechanics' Toota  McLENNAN, McFEELY & CO.'S is the place to get ull kinds ot Tools; a  very choice assortment always on hand, and it Is no trouble to show the goods  or quote prices. Ask to see them. We are open every Saturday evening. 1112  Cordova street.   Telephone 44.  MfcLennan, McFeely & Co.  Telephone. No. 44. LIMITED-  0%9Hi9X9X9X.9X9X9Hi9X9Xs9Hi *9&M69H^9X9X9M9X9H~0m  I FOR THE GARDEN  Pruning Knives  Pruning Shears  Tree Pruners  Hand Sprayers  ���Step Ladders  Lawn Mowers  Garden Hose  Lawn Sprinklers  . Lawn Rakes, Etc.  Individual description is . =��,  impossible, not enough ��a* %  space to do that.   They i  must   be   seen, and   the &  price tags will make.no *  heavy drain, on your' ���* ���  pocket book. %  |  Vancouver Hardware Co., |  i 339 Hastings Street. t  ���������  ..i ��� ���*> ���AWXiXsXs>jAjAS'Av^>S\=J^ ^&����������������te/������������������������������,  " The Beer Without a Peer."  $1 Doz. Pint*  $2 Doz. Quarts,  FOR SALE AT ALL FIRST-CLASS  LIQUOR STORES, HOTELS  AND SALOONS  Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.  Vancouver, B. C.  and for sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Hotels?  Straw Hat $  ALL THE LATEST STYLES.  JOHNSTON, KERFOOT ��> CO.  104 and 106 Cordova Street.  UNION EXPRESS���Phone 1354. Cor-  Abbott and Hastings streets. Prompt  attention to all calls."  REGISTER YOUR VOTE.  if there is  Any Pleasure  in House-  cleaning  ���it Is in laying away woolens  and b'ankets that have been laundered by tho Pioneer Laundry.0  Or In putting up curtains   that  havo been through our hands.  Wc certainly do two things well  ���launder woolens and curtains.  PIONEER  Steam Laundry  910-014 Richards Struct. Tel.  Branch olllco la Arcado  Toi. 1170.  1140  |itf..Htiiinamnm��ftirtW<iw.HM .a 'Mtaa^ifi-  The  Advertise In The Independent  324 Carrall Street  Three doors from Hastings Street.   '  Telephone 1388.  Choice  lines of Confectionery,  Fruits,.  Soft Drlnlts and Ice Cream.  Refreshment Parlor���Tea, Coffee, Llsh*:  Lunches.  PIPES, TOBACCOS, CIGARS.1'.  / ''.,''     ���'��"''   '     '  ,i' ,,Prompt ,'servlce.  ���ff    -   ' ���  Open   till   midnight  ko. 0; HAMILTON.  ������'���')�� ',   ���!   ���' ��� :    ������-,*���' i ���  l'-f  (I  u ���;'.


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