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 Legislative Ltbr'y, Mar 31(03 '  PI  THE  ROYAt,  BANK  OF   CANADA  . 8AVINQS    BANK..  A Qeiicrnl Hanking JIuhIul-m  ~ -i      rriHisKcti'd.  OI'KIC'ES-IIii-iIurh H-i-u-l,   w.  NU>'>liiiliiiiiurl.Aveniic, VniiiMiiu-r.  -  EOUKTH  YEAR  II. G nilMMM LOAIV AM  mm co.  Authorized Capital ��� (10,000,1X10  Subscribed t'Ki.lliil ���  -  1,600,000  Aiscti Ovcr  .    .   - .     300,000  Head Ofllee, 321 Gamble Street,  Vuucouvor, B. O.  City  Council and  High Tension Wires  ^VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY,  AUGUST 1,   1903.  ilLDIM TRADES COM  WHOLE NO. 17o.  Proposed  Agreement  Between  Electric Railway Company  Not Satisfactory���Attempt to Burk .City   Soli-  '  citor's Recommendations ��� Outside '  Expert Testimony Needed.  On M.m-h :th last the civic board of  woiks was approached by the Vancouver Power company and the 13. C. Electrical Railway company to obtain  poi mission to bring Into the city its  wiies. These wiies were to be high  tensioned���20,000 volts. The higher the  voltage, so we are Informed, the smaller the wire, .consequently less cost  and les3. copper used. There' would.be  moie work attached to the stringing of  low voltage wires than high, more  wires being needed' and of course moro  expenditure necessary.    _  Again, it Is true that low vdltnge is  dangeious as well as high, iiut thun  theie Is tills difference: If a person  comes In contact with .low voltage  wlios he may fiee himself, whereas,  with high It w'ould practically mean  death. L - t,     -  In the bes't inleiesl of the city, City  'Solicitor Humeisley advked that in  coming to an agieement upon the matter  that only one company be dealt with,  and tnat one should be the B. C. iSlec-  tric company, inasmuch as the existing  agieement with'lhut,company ie lighting, and the running of'trams would  expiie in 11)18. L.-G. McPhillips, solicitor for the I-S. C. Elective company, and  Mr. llanior.sley, for tlio city, .weie-in-  slructu.l to prepare an agreement. But  Jlr. McPhillips prepared the draft and  lorwaided It to Mr. Hamersley, who In  tuin submitted the clauses triolein pei-  laininu to construction indtleis to llie  boaid of works.  The l)oarJ of works insliucted Clly  Engineer Tiacy to Investigate and report as to the' safety of the pioposcd  ciectiun and wiling of the poles. Not  being ible to piocure unbiased expeit  ' testimony lt took a good deal longer to  report Ilian il would have under othor  circumstances.  While these picliminaries were being  proceeded with, Mr. Hamersley received another proposed draft agiesment  lo be signed by the city. This time,  however, it-, was drawn by Hubbard,  the company's solicitor at , London,  Eng., the oiiginal being forwaided at  the tame time to Acting Mayor McQueen by tlie bume paily.  Iu the Hubbaid document which -.vas  ��� signed by the company, but not by^the  city, the clty'b Interebtsivveie'not ,pio-  teclod in any way, that the'aldeimen,  ut leiibi some ot them, and the boaid  of woiks'wanted them as advib.)d by  lhe city boliutoi.  r It is furthei alleged so as to torce the  agieement on the cltj the company's  olllclals hfie aie doing coiibidetablc  caucusing and wiiepulllug Albo it  may be stated that so fai all the pioposed agieemcnts oi diafls have been  picpaicd~15y th~p"Tompnny's"bolicl'ors  along the lines recommended by thc  cits solicitor, which wns carried. The  vott, stood:  For���Aid. Macpherson; Gi-unt,"Brown,  Morton���1. , '  Against���Aid. Cook, Wilson, McGuigan, ^Vood-^4.  Acting Mayor McQueen "gave the  casting vote in favor of the amendment. >. ���,  G. B. Hermon, for the company, appeared, before the bar of the council  chamber and stated in effect In reply  to-a question that theie was no sub  stantiul difference In the . i evolution  proposed by Aid. McGuigan and'Cook  on behalf of tlio conipny and the one  recommended by the city solicitor. In  the face of this statement the quel est  wonders how il nas that Aid. McGuigan and Cook wero not willing to accept City Solicitor Hameisley's proposed resolution.  Aid. Cook staled that the men lying  idle ponding the .settlement of this pole  question were being paid theii wages.  I'his is a-most 'nuiivelous piocceding.  t'lieietore, a big surpiise is in slot e'for  thc men on pay day.  We would suggest that'ihe city get  down to businebs and piocure the services of some outside expeit, paying  hiin'well for hib work, which would  mean a big saving td tlio cljy in the  long run. ''   >  It vvas quite noticeable lh.it on Mon  day night last R. II. Spei ling, the act  nig managei, vvas veiy busy aiound  the council cliambei, so much so that  it attracted the attention or lhe cas-ual  oLsciver, vvho became natuially suspicious that bomething might he wiong  A little luter It was leiu ned that Ihu  city clcik hold a lesolution piepaied  by a company olllcl.il to bo moved by  Aid McGuigan and Cook. This pioposcd resolution "Vvent fuitliei than the  city solicitor deemed lt advisable in the  city's inteiests. lt gave pei mission to  put up poles and wiies, while Mr. Iluin-  eisloy lecoinmundcd only putting up  the poles pending infoimillion as to  pioper und sufo wiling.  Aid. Moi ton and Mucphemon moved  lo allow the poles to go up, Aid. Grant  supposing II, wliich was lost. Those  oppub-lng vvere Aid Wilson, McGuigan,  Cook, Biown Aid. Wood refi allied  fiom voting.  Another amendment piactically the  h.une as tha iiibt, w.us offoied by Aid.  Maephoison and Moi ton, and defeated.  Aid. Biown voted in favoi ot the  amendment Aid Grant abstained. Aid.  Wood voted against, along with the  nther three. It might be added tliat a  gentleman in the audience appealed to  Inlluence tills"vote by thumbs up|  The third and last amendment was  moved by Aid. Macphereon and Morion  KX'I'llA   HIGH-POTENTIAL  WIRES.  Theie is .considerable talk those days  about the dangers of high and low voltage olectifcul wiies. "Theicfoie the following .which is take'n fiom lhe "Electrical Code" of the National Board of  File Underwriters.'page 35, will bo of  interest:  "The piesence of. wiies. carrying a  current with n potential of over 3,500  voltsin the btruets of cities, towns and  villages is-considered lo inciease tho  lire huzaid.- 'Extra high po'lential circuits are also objectionable ln any ioca-  tlon * wliere telephone, telegraph and  similar ' circuits run'in proximity to  them.. As the underwrlteis have no  Jurisdiction ovei^sti eels and loads they  can only take this indiiect way ot dis-  couiaging buch bybtems; but further,  il Is btiongly uiged tliat municipal au-  thontieb absolutely i of use to grant any  tianchisj for right of way foi ovei head  wiies canjing a cunent of e\tia high  potential^ voltage thiough stieets or  lo.idh which aie used to any great extent for public tiavel or for tiunk line,  telephono, oi  telegiaph cli cults."  Now tliat strikes and rumors of  strikes nio things of the past, business  In the building trades of this city has  settled down to a bedrock basis, Prospects for a good season's work could  not be brighter as the records in the  building Inspector's oflice will clearly  prove, this in spite of the oft-iepeatcd  statement by contractors that the Inci case in wages would shut off u very  laige amount of new work.  Considerable troubieXwas takon to ad  veitise the expected withdrawal or the  Electileal Workers; union from this  council, and throwing' down the "card  system," wliich has been so successful  in building the unions of the building  tiades, we" uie pleased'to,report'that  the Electrical Workers' union ��� Is still  with us, and will stay with us, too.  Like a* gold ib'tried In the furnace,  so have vve been tried, and ht us hope  that like gold, we have been purified  oy the ordeal, certain it Is, that we  nave come, out stronger right along the  ilnc. ��� While our unions were small and  .netloclivu veiy little or no opposition  was manilested't'o us, it is only when  ihey become bulliciently strong to be  a real benefit to their memberb that  this oppobition becomes apparent, hence  ihe btionger the opposition the stronger wu ourselves must be.  Thoie ls a good demand for really  good carpenters and Jolneis, other  liadus while brisk, aro well supplied  witli men.  ��� Union cai pouters who are out ot jobs  should apply to the business agent at  union hall, wheie they can get their  choice of positions.  ELOQUENT MD ELUSIVE.  We notice that some of our grit papers aro following the footsteps of the  old tory organs in tlie days of Sir John  Macdonald, namely, tho attributing of  Canada's present prosperity to the government of the day.  In 1895 the total trade of Cana"Sa was  $218,000,000, and the returns for 1903  promise to show $430,000,000, or double  Iho amount of eight years ngo.  Some years ago the Toronto Globe  propounded the campaign query, "Has  the nationul policy made you rich?"  Figures and policies go hand in hand.  They are sometimes both eloquent and  elusive. Tlie intelligent (?) voter don't  need to be informed that he ls enjoying piosperity, or yet will he argue over  such statistics.  That Cunada's trade has doubled under grit rule over tory is no argument  that it Is due to the superior excellence  of its government. Canada is prosperous in spite of. her political parties.  Her sejmtns prosperity is due to the  energy and industry of the people and  big crops.  The Toronto Telegram is quoted as  saying: "Canada will be more prosperous as her sons recognize the useless-  ness.of the party fetich and the innate  excellence of their national heritage."  Chamberlain's  Programme  Reversal of England's Old Time Policy Probable���Protective Tariff���Full  Banks  and  Stores Do Not  Better the Masses against the Classes  ���Problem of Distribution. - <���  LABOR NOTES.  SOCIALIST CANDIDATES.  C. P. R. EXCURSION.  The'socialists   of  the   province  aie  right up to thoir necks in politics.   B.  C. is,a good stamping ground for all  classes of politicians.   All kinds of ru-  niois aie ailoat, among whicli is that  a-now independent-labor party for tlio  I rovince  will   be  started.    It  is  bald,  and   with   some   force,   that  there are  enough model ate men both in the unions and socialist paity besides a very  large number of workingmen in the old  pai ties, who would rally to tiie forces  of labor if they vvere given a chance  to go into a straight labor party composed  of  union ijind..non-union  alike.  However, In the> meantime the socialists  are right  In  it  so  far as   candidates go. -Foliowing places are reported   whoie   their   candidates   will  run:  Victoria, 4; Vancouver, '2; Nanalmo, 1;  Ladysmlth,   1;   Cumberland,   1;   Revelstoke, 1;   Grand Folks, 1;  Gieeriwood,  1;  Fernle,   1,   liaslo,  1;  Siocan  1.    It  will take ?J,000 for deposit money, and  the  socialists   claim   that  they "have  ple"nty' of  money   to  go  Into  a  cam  palgn.  Street luboiers at Chicago will  cclvcu nine-hour day in 1901.  Patternmakers at Albany, N.  have secured a nine-hour day.  Santa Monica unions are already  Y.  ng-  central  Tlie C P R. employee-,' annual picnic this yeni will be hell on August  17th. Die tiip will be nude per steamer Biltannla to Bow-on Island, wheie  tlio festivities of the day will take  [place. Tliis years outing piomiscs to  be the best .vet lield, and alieady elnb-  oi.ite piepaialions have beon started.  A line piogrnmme and a stiong committees to enny it thiough 1ms been  appointed. Those comprlblng tho toiii-  mlllec mu as lollows: ���  Chaliman, Wm. Witty, pi luting and  soliciting, G. Skelllngton, 13. O'Dwyei,  Ailhur Thlitlu; dam Ing, Wm, Yeandle, Ernest Miushallsny; bpoiIs, Fred  Youndlc, Kile Mitchell, Geo. Chapman,  Jas Hamilton; music, Win. Wallace,  llobt. Cupstlck, lefieshmunts, Walter  Fowler, Geo Donly, Jas. Lloyd, David  Law. , (  The laht-naniPd sub-ioinmlttco has  lost no time in getting Into huiness, as  Ihey have alieady iccelved the necc&-  s.uy refreshments fiom J. Tiavelbeu  of the' Elite hotel, Geo Foi tin, Colonial, J. Decker, Ciown; C Schwan, Now  Fountain The Clly hotel, Buiopo hotel  and the Atlantic saloon have also con-  tiibuted theii share, likewise Ihu Vancouvei  blew cries ��  The fare for (he lound tilo l.as been  placed at blxtbllb foi adults, and 25  cenls fc chlldien Tickets may be had  fiom any of the committee. Don't forget the date, August 17th.    '  <i ,  SEATTLE'S CARNIVAL.  Seattle's mid-summer carnival started on July 27, and will terminate on  August Sth. It is under, the auspices  of the Central Labor union of that city,  nveiy  kind  of  sport  and  amusement  Iin iglnalile_wiil_be_gi ven Tremendous  ciowds aie daily in attendance.    ���  FROM SAN FRANCISCO.  ."���'.in Francisco now'has a union soup  f.utoiy.  The stenographers are being organised by the American Labor union.  Mastcis and pilots on bay and river  steamers have abkod for un Increase  In wages.  The .Sun Francisco Labor council Is  pushing tlie boycott against the Pacific  Slates Telephone and Telegraph company.  Membeis of the printing trndes unions  will establish a club ln the newspaper  dlstiict of the city.  The wire trusts' branch is having  trouble with the force of scabs thut  have been  working since the sti ike.  San Francisco and Oakland beer bot-  tlcis have seemed thc adoption of theli  new agieement und trade rules by the  boss brevvets Wages are equalized in  accoi dance with the unions' lequest.  Hating for tho formation of  body.-   | -  -Spokane unions will hold a big carnival next month to raise funds for a  labor temple.  ^ISix hundred men are regularly-employed on the new 'steamship Kaiser  Wllh'elin.        . - '  Marion, Ohio, women clerks aiu forming a union and will join the central  trade body.  Boilermakers are on strike at Memphis, Teim. A settlement is hoped for  at an early date.  Brick kilns are now lired with petio-  Ieum, 100 pounds of oil being sufficient  to burn' a ton of brick.  Union bakers at Haitford, Conn., may  slrike because of the refusal of the  bosses to do away Willi night work.  Business men at Santa Barbara have  organized an association for the. purpose of lighting labor organizations.  Shingle weaveifc union at Ballard,  Wash., received 113 new applications  for membership at a recent meeting.  The striking telephone girls in Spokane are receiving the support of the  public in their fight for recognition of  lhelr rights.  Butchers and drivers in the employ  of the Swift, Armour and Cudahy  agencies at Spokane' are on strike for  a raise in wages.  NOT  Tho U. B R. B. Journal icfeib to  J. H Watson, secretary of tlie Boller-  makeib' union, as "scab trade unionist." And Ihon elsewhere 'it says.  "What Is the good of calling men  'scabs' and then voting for the system  that  bleeds them."   Consistency!  GET ON THE! VOTERS' IJST.  DIFFERENCE OF OPINION  . ' SCABBING. * '  A couple of weeks ago we printed  a quotation of Mr. J. II. Watson's, or  ganizor-of~lhe���ArF?~of LT7_nrrd_becre~  tary of the Boilermakers' union, Vancouver. It was reprinted for the purpose of severely commenting upon it,  but it was also headed, A Scab Trade'  Unionist's Idea." This title was neither  fair lo 'Mr. Watson nor ourselves. The  name, "scab," is very well understood  and appreciated now; it Is meant lo  designate a man who takes work that  has been laid down by ,i unionist at  lhe cull of his union. Il involves the  doing of something, not tlie mere ex-  piesslon of an opinion, however repugnant that opinion may be to those who  differ with it. Mr. Watson has pointed  out the Injustice done lilm lu applying  that appellation on tlie stiength of the  quotation, and wc admit the ciror. The  word wus not warrant(jd, and its use  in such a connection but weukens its  moaning.���Winnipeg Voice  A writer in Wilshlre's Magazine lias  the following to say regarding Hon.  Joseph Chamberlain's programme:  "Free Irade is.deud. England, its last  champion, is about lo give lt up. When  England wus in a position to manufac-  luie cheaper than any other country,  she could afford to ]iave free trade.  Her idea was to make England the  workshop of -the world, where goods  should be made up from the raw material Imported from other nations. A  line programme if it could only be carried out perpetually. But, unfortunately for the Cobdeu theory, other countries began to manufacture even cheaper than England, and to-day she is  threatened upon all sides. The result of  It is that the-conservative parly, under  the leadeiship of Joseph Chamberlain,  lias declared for a protective tariff, The  tariff ib to'be used as a club upon foreign nation's to force them Into admitting English goods on certain terms in  consideration of England allowing  goods from -these countries to fie imported into England. This is, of course,  a complete reversal .of the  OLD TIME POLICY OF ENGLAND".  and Its enunciation by the present administration has created a tremendous  sensation in the English political woild.  The general idea is that a tariff preference shall be given to British colonies  in consideration of tlio British colonies  giving a similar pieference to Great  Britain. This plan, however, will never  work, inasmuch as it is based upon the  theory .that nations trade with each  other through racial interests instead  of economic interests. Canada, for instance. Is perfectly agreeable-to doing  all she can to help the mother country  as long as it docs not cost lier anything  to'do it; but the moment a turiff is proposed between Canada and Great Britain* whicli is going to make the Canadians lose anything, it cannot be expected that Ihey will agree to It merely  to bolster up British ' commerce and  manufactures. However, the general  principle that England will ultimately  to distribution. Inasmuch us there, ls  plenty of wealth, in fact, too much, it  is necessary to have some artificial bar-  lier to the natural production of goods  in order that men may get a job..Theie  Is - -  A PROTECTIVE DUTY  against Canadian Ice being brought into  the United States.    Now  the   free  trader would say, how absurd it is not  to allow nature to freeze the ice that  we are to use and have it brought Into  the United States, instead of building  an ice fuctoiy here and using labor" to  make   artificial   ice.    This   argument  would be perfectly true' if we were living under socialism and getting what  we produce; but the fact is that to-day,  under our competitive system, what we  want is not the ice, but the Job of making ice.   We really have a good economic reason for   a ridiculous    tariff  which  prevents  nature giving us  the  Canadian ice and forces us to make it  rtiilcially at home.   Whatever may-be  the immediate result of the'" appeal to  the country upon the question of Eng-  lund adopting a protective tarfff, there  is no question in my mind that ultimately England is bound to adoptthe  policy suggested to it by Chamberlain  and Balfour."   ,  ULfiCT   ttfffi,  COME TO A PROTECTIVE TARIFF.  Our esteemed clunk filend has again  invuded our sanctum Ab usual he dls-  appioves the actions of oui political  loaders. 'The Idea, lie says, of the labor  and socialist pintles wanting to smash  the liberal parly bo as to l.avo the  whole Held agaiiibl the toi les, tlie arch  enemy of labor, is not gooj politics  The way*to do this is to go light Into  the liberal camp nnd take possession  of affairs. That's the quickest nnd  buiest 'way to kill oft the gang that  controls the roost and raise tlie banner  of labor.  is perfectly sound. She must do it because It will be necessary for her to  have something to offer in exchange  for the permission to enter other countries with her goods. As Chamberlain  has said, England is now the industrial  dump-heap for all nations. She is par-  ticulaily menaced by the great American trusts, which utilize her as a  slaughter market for goods which they  cannot bell in the United Status. It Is  not so many years ago that English  statesmen would have said: 'That Is  exlictly-wliat"we~wish~ If "foreigners"  wish to-slaughter their goods hore, let  tliem do it. The cheaper we can buy,  the cheaper we can sell. This talk  about England being submerged by  cheap foreign goods does not harm us  In the least.' Their beliefs wore based upon the theory that the more goods  you had In the country, and thc cheaper  they were, the better it was for tlie  people- in that country, Inasmuch as  llicy would have that much more  wealth,   llut we urc now  "       COMMENCING   TO  SEE I  that lt doc's not do a man any good to  be in a clly wlieru thc banks arc full  of money and the stores full of goods,  unless he lias a job by which he can  get some of Ihis superabundant money  and buy some of the superabundant  goods We have quite gotten ovcr the  i hlldlsh notion tliat the mere fact of  llieli being plenty of money in the city  meant that eveiy citizen was well off.  This was essentially the free trade idea.  It has requited a long process of education to teach us that thu Important  thing for a mnn to bear In mind is that  he must get a Job before he gets any  money, and w lule a tariff, may often  compel hlni to woik under very disadvantageous clicumstances, still ll is  bettei foi him to work that way than  It is not to have any work at all. We  have solved the problem of-wealth pro-  Although tlie session of '.he Dominion  Trades und Labor congress does ��� not  meet until September 22, yet tlfe' various affiliated' bodies are electing their  delegates to said congress, which meets  at Brockville this year. The most important feature at this session will .  likely be the establishment of a national law bureau and defense fund to  combat the "Russian-Siberian law"  which the Dominion senators are endeavoring to introduce to curtail the  inlluence and success of organized labor In the country.  The platform of principles of the congress are:  1. Free compulsory education.  2. Legal working day of eight hours,  and six days to a week.  3. Government inspection of all Industries.    .  4. The abolition of the contract system on all public works.  5. A minimum living wage, based on  local conditions.  6. Public ownership of all franchises,  such as railways, telegraphs, water  works, lighting, etc.  7. ,Tax reform, by lessening taxation  on industry and increasing it on land *  Vlllllog, '- -      - ^.^ - L  S.   Abolition of the Dominion senate.  9. Exclusion of Chinese.  10. The unioii label to be placed on  all manufactured goods where practicable, and on all government and municipal supplies.  11. Abolition ot child labor by child-"  ren under' 1-1 years of age? and of female labor ln ail branches of industrial  life, such ns mines, workshops, factories, etc.  12. Abolition ot property qualification for all public ofllces.  13. Voluntary arbitration of labor  disputes.  II. Proportional representation with  grouped constituencies and abolition  of municipal  wards.  lu. Direct legislation through the  initiative nnd referendum.  16. Prohibition of prison labor ln  competition with free labor.  NOT A COMIC PAPER.  The Manltoulln Conservator says:  "When the angel Gabriel blows hiB last  trumpet and gathers home to the Lord  the souls who have suffered in.daring  to do right in the face of unsurmount-  able odds, on that great day when all  shall be Justly Judged and equally rewarded, If Bob Gamey dos3 not receive  a whiter plume than Boyd or Falcon-  orldge, we confess we would' be inclined to lose our faith In tbe Justness"  ductlon.   The only question now is as ot thUlgs ta" heaven... _ -.    ' THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY AUGUST  1,   1001  THE INDEPENDENT.  rrin.isiicD weekly in Tim   interests OF THE MASSES  BY  Till* INDEPENDENT PRINTING COM-  PANV.  HASK.MII.VT    OP      FLACK       BLOCK,  HASTINGS STI I IOI IT,  VANCOUVEI!,  li   C  SUDbCIill-l'IONS  IN  ADVANCIJ  A wi'ik, .I cenls; inoiilli, 1.1 cuith. tlnee  mcmllis, 'Si cents, sl.v nioiillis, 00 conlb  one je.ir, $100  ICNDORSISD 11Y THE  TRADES & LAHCilt COUNCIL OF VANCOUVER,  TRADES .te L.MIOR COUNCIL OK VICTORIA.  VANCOUVER   BUILDING    THADilS  COUNCIL.  LARGEST RAILROAD YARDS.  The Pennsylvania Railroad company  will have on Lcng lfeland the largest  and most up-to-date passenger and  ft eight yaids In the world. Thoy aio  to be one mile hi length and from 150  to 200 ynuls In width, lt wiil lovor the  gii,iU-->l .ilea ol .my single space oc-  iiipled b.v a i.illui.id in tliu woild. The  ),n,K will begin cue and one-hUC miles  Hum ti,o K.i.-t unci. I'lils >aid will  imss i-c-vcial Slicels, ami th^u will be  can ied ovei llie Hacks on viaducts,  1'ho e.ibtein end of the yaids will not  be fai lioin Woudbldc, and Jubt short  of the il\u-mik' limit fiom Herald  square, licit" will be the principal  terminal of the Pennsylvania on Long  Island, and wlillu plans for It have not  been stalled, it will be uf gieat size,  lo accommodate tlie thiough lialllc, of  wliich the r.ulioad's pl.n>b make it the  cent! c���Cm- Worker.  flie Independent can always bo had  it Galloway's book stoic, arcade.  SATUP  DAY   AUGUST   1,  100.5  lll-K  IsU-r. Hen  Nter. ItcKlstcr.  GUT  U^ 'I 111! VOTI'  US' LIST,  ;   DON-  T FORGE'  '  If  ABOR  DAY.  Whenevei   a   man   takes  a   pnde  hlinselt lie wants lo be a member of  union,  in  A congiess ot chimney sweeps Is being held in ileilm, and some .sweeping  lcsoliiUonS aie on llie piogi.iiiiinc.  '.Moial victones" may be condoling,  but ihey .uu mighty disheartening,  in \ cithele^s  The latest tiust loi mod is that ot  chop siiej by the Uninose ot li. C.  Thej uvidantlj took then queue, etc.,  elc  Heie's a chance loi tlie hoili-  iulliii.il .society to tiot oul its best  Sicclmcn. The dcpjitmunt ol ugriuu<-  luic- wants an agioslologist.  UNIONS OF U. C.  Vancouver, 13. C, iins 12 tiade unions,  Victona has 21, Nelson .��(). Rossland,  Oiccnwood and Kamloops 7 each, Nanaimo and Phoenix G rach. The fust  union oig.uuzed in Biiush Columbia  was the Shipwlights' and Caulkers' as-  iotiiilion, in 1SC2, at Victona. This organization at the piesent timo holds  a cluuier fiom the Dominion Trades  congiess. The Typogiaplucal union  was also foi mud about that time, but  had lapsed foi a number of jears.  The oigans oi the Ciiand Tiunk l'.x-  cilic are "setting aftei Ulan" so haid  tliat jven his own opponents aie now  s.ijniK that at any iate lie is an honest man. ��      '->  A NOBLE PRINCIPLE.' ,  Sir Henry Iloworth, o\-M. 1*. for Sal-  loul, lOng., and a toij of the tories,  duiing one of his noted campaigns,  said in crtect: "I tell you, lads, free  tiade means sweating all uund, because we must compete wilh the cheapest laboi ol the world. Another thing  I want lo lefer lo is tiades unions.  I'liej must be .idinneil because of the  evei leatlmess of then members to sa-  c.iliee themselves tor principle. The  voiy bost workmen would undoubtedly  leceive moie wages weie tliey nol In  ihe union, but they aro willing lo foie-  rio tins litlle extia loi the sake of their  lellow woikmen. Tins is a noble principlo, and.if for no otliei icison tiades  unions should be losteied and encouraged."  ���We are selling  Boots and Shoes a I  Haid Time Pi iocs  Eveiy  pair  reduced  Ladles' Fiist-Class  Kid and Boxed Call  In Buttoned and  Laced.  iWe guarantee our   shoos.   Must   be  sold to make room for our new stock.  GEO. E. JAMES,  13 Hustings Street L.       Vancouver  Vancouver Union Directory.  THE VANCOUVER TRADES AND  Labor Council meets first and third  Thursday In each month, nt 7.30 p.m  President, XV. J. Ijimrlck; vice-president,  Geo. Dobbin; sccielarj-, F. J. Russell; fin  anclal sccrctarj-, J. L. Lllley; treasurer  A. N. Harrington; sereeaul-at-urnis, J. C  Kerr; statistician, J. II Perkins; trustees, Messrs. Pound, Cross and Thompson; oxccutlve committee, Messrs. George  and Gothard.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION. No 113, XV.  F. M ��� Meets cvoiv Sat iml,ij at 7"0 p  ni. in Foicstir's Hall, Van Anda President, F Hall, vicp-pieslilent, ,T Llnkl.it-  ei; societal), J 1'. Uiwson, tieasurer, A.  G. Dclghton; conductor, J Ritchie; warden, James Khkne.ss.  SHIRT WAIST AND LAUNDRY  WORKERS' UNION, No. 105.���Meets  every 2nd and 4th Thursday in each  month in Union Hall President, R. N  Hogg; corresponding secretary, Wallace  Sharp, 1119 Richards St.; financial secre  tary, Mr Lee: treasurer, F. Young; dele  gates to Trades and Labor Council,  Messis. Harglo, Coltart, I,ce and Hogg.  4f4)-.~.-94-*- *99'*���99-'���-9-Q���-*-$'>  9  GREAT  AMALGAMATION  i SALE  Going on now.  ��� x  ' - Take Advantage of this f  Extraordinary Oppor-    *  tunity to Buy  and to Save  f Drysdale, Stevenson, ^  . Cordova St. Store.  99'.".'99-���+9ii>+-+09-*+'99~���.99  WAITERS AND WAITRESSES' UNIOh  Local No. 28. President, Charles Over  vice-pi evident, A N. Hei lington; secre  tary-tie.isuiet. J Tl Pet kins, reioidinp  secretary, IMi=s A. Scuitto; Press agent  W. Ellender Moi-ting ovei.v .second Fri  day evening nt 8 JlO o'clock In Unioi  Hall, coiner Homer nnd Dunsiinur-.tioot*  Tlio toiy pi ess* aie now loud in their  pi.ns.'S ol Tnite unci Ulan. Funny,  iMi't it, cveij time a minister secedes  Horn a gov ei nment he's piaised by  the other fellows.  A laige numbei of laboi papers in  the United Stales aio booming \V lt.  lleaist foi pi evidential lionois of tliat  gieat lepubhc. "lleaist and the new  democracy" is tlio i allying ciy.  If you can make s'umc people believe  that Ihey uie le.illy being oppiessed  and have u gi lev.nice they will dig  down into llieir pockets and put up  cash almost on any old pielence. A  newspaper is the most popular hobby.  Accoiding to the "fksoi, Messrs Hermon and. .Spelling, ot the Vnucoirvoi  Pcvvti compuny say that the ]i^ii>',iig  agreement betvvee.i that inslilui.n and  lhe cily, ie j oles unci wiies was a case  of '-hold up' bj the council. Aid.  Hi own, M.icphc'isi'.', -Moi ton and jitinl  and Acting Mayoi McQueen aio the  liuld-ups. How do you like that, Aid.  Giant.  tlie  "HAIS10 HIP WAGES."  Tlie   following   sloiy   Is   going  lounds of the pie'-s:  The speech vvas Inllci, but Sir Henry  L'.impbell-Baniiciiuaii In miking It en-  deavoied to be genial, and told one admit able story of the advice given by an  Englishman, a Scotchman, and an Irishman, lespteliwlv, to ,i gentleman  whose seiv.nl was constantly bieak-  ing .'li tides In Ilia household. The  Kngllilini'in, m his blunt, honest waj',  said lo the employer:  "O, git rid ol lilm���dismiss lilm."  The Seoti'lmi'in's advice was, -'Slop  lhe money oul of lus wages."  ������Iiut,"   said   the  mastei,   "he bleaks  moi e than Ins- wages amounts to "  "Then," said the Iiishinan, "i.iise his  w ages "  Tliu slieel railway employees'  was a success.  picnic  SOCIAI.IVP CAM) I DATES.  JX'ini-h    'I'.   OCI.13   niul   A.   It.  STEJI-  HIAS  arc   the  uniiiliilnti-N  of  the  so-  clnliKt   part}    of  Vancouver, Iu  the  lorlhcoiulnK provincial flections.  JOURNEYMAN TAILORS' UNION Ol*  Anieilc.i. No 17s��� Meets 1st and Jul  Mond.us In room No 1. Union Ilall Pu>-  sldenl, C L Wh.ilen. vieo-piesldent, 11  O. liuiiltt, ���-ecrelaiy, F Williams, ISH  Seventh avenue, west, senelaij-treasure). J S,iv ige, seige,inl-.it-aiiiis, Mi  Lav Until; delegates lo Tiades and Labor  Council. Messrs Whulcn, Williams and  Lavllette.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNATIONAL Union, No. 120���Piesident, E. Harpur; vice-president, J. Oilman: corresponding-financial secretary,  J. A. Stewart, 449. Hastings St. B.; recorder, W. L. Aylesworth; treasurer,  G. Bower; guide, W. Bushman; guard-  Ian. O. E. Jacques; delegates to T. & L  Council, E. Harpur and J. A. Dlbden,  Meets flrst and third Wednesdays of  each month ln Union Hall.  UNITIID BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS AND JOINERS ��� Meet--  ovei j second and foui th "Wednesday in  Unioii hall, room 2 President, 'A TS  Col tin, vlco-picsidcnt, L C. DeWolf; re-  coiding secretnri', U. Chaplin, 201 Piln-  cess street, financial secietnrj-, J. ilc-  Leod: ticisuror, G Adams; conductor, II  Howes; warden, J. F. Gray; delegates to  T. and L Council, Geo Dobbin, George  Adams, A 1! Coffin, L C DeWolf and  S. O'Brien; delegates to tho Building  Trades Council, II. Howes and J. Mc-  Leod.  Patronize the  Blue Label  brands-  Do you wish to liave n Suit made'to measure of good  imported or Canadian Tweed for $21?   ;  If so, see the line we are showing for a fow days iu our  window.  Wc guaranteo fit and first-class workmanship,  labor enuiloycd.  Unioii  As this offer only lasts for  secure the bost.  a fow days call early and  TEAM DRIVERS' INTERNATIONAL  UNION. No 109���Meets flist and thlid  Woclnesil.'i.v In ouch month ln Union hnll  Piesldent, Gen Dunlop; vlce-picsiilcnl, S  Cavvlioi. scciet.ily-ticasiner, D Mclvei,  iccoidlng seciolu.v, A. K Soper, 33"  Hornby slicet; wni den, C B lilgginson;  conductor, T E Rugbec: tiustees, C B  lllgglnson, R Ilcvwood, A Robinson,  delegates to Tiud.es and Labor Council,  A F. Soper, Geo Dunlop, C B. lllgglnson, J   J. Hmrlson, J   C. Keir.  TENDERS WANTED,  Our esteemed cinnk fnend is  OlSiUitecl Willi polilus and politicians,  "I lull .vou what It is." he said, "oui  would-be meiiibei.s ol the lc-gi<-l,iliiiu  uie all weak men who know about as  _mueh_abQUt_pnli(y _as_:i_li amp. In  I act not as much.    Foi  when a turnip  si.ills out In the morning, if he undei-  'Stands his piofes-sion, ho will always  liiivol with tlio wind behind lnm. Anil  If the man of political Incapacltv don't  du tlie snine he'll be beat. It takei men  of capacity lo go agaiii��t the biee/.es  of popular sentiment, and oui alleged  public men me eitliei those who have  Uli' Insane lialueiiialion that they weie  bom ic.ulois and have n mission or  those who ine not in politics foi theli  hi'iillli."  T11NDKRS WILL UF. RECEIVED by  the undei signed up tn Wednesday, August Mil, at I pm. foi tlie election and  coinolctloii of a Distrlbiiiimi Station  BuililiiiB foi the ilillish Cnlumbla Electric Rallwuy Cornpanj, lamltod, thc  plan'-, speeiric-ali'Mis and all other Infor-  inallon t" be uliliiliitsl nt cmr. office, 307  Ila-lings   Stiuot  Tlie Company does not bind Itself to accept the lowest "i   .my U'lui'T  XVM   DLACKXiUKi; in SONS,  Architects  Vancouvei, B. C, Jul.v   tfth, 1000.  INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF BLACK?  SMITHS, Vancouver Union, No. 151.-  Meets tlio first and third Monday in each  month at S p. in , in Union hall, Homer  street President, A A. Bigg, vice-president, G W Smart; financial sccretarj-,  Chas. McAllister; recording secrotary, D  Robinson, box 37, Vancouver, B C ; delegates to the Tridcs and Labor council  William Latham, D. Robinson, II. How  ard.  Cigar Factory  NtYV WESTMINSTER.  PHONE 1220A.  Blxon & Lytic  Carpenters^ Joiners  534-540 Seymour St.  Between Pender and Dunsmuir Sts.  All kinds of work in this line prompt  ly attended to.  CLUBB   ii*   STEWART,  Telephone 702. 309 to 315 Hastings St. W  > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  WHAT��&  THF  ll&F |  i  !  '  it  M  i��  u  II  '  i<  11-  ' I  I  'I  I  '  of hurrying about buying Life Insurance so many men'thlnk and sny. At  least two strong reasons ara: Oo od health is uncertain; increased cobt li  certain.  What's tha usa ot waiting might better ba said;  .    UNION MUTUAL   POLICIES  may bo depended upon to protect throughout the varying experiences    ol  human lifo, to' faithfully guard ttto interests    of the    insured, and to be  promptly cashed when thoy become payable.    Valuoa and privileges abound  and   aro   convonicntly   available,  botailed facts gladly furnished.  Aftor throe years tho Union Mutual Policies do not become void by failure  to pay premiums, the Main Non-Porfoiture Law without action of the  Policy-holder, continuing tho Insuranco^for a Spociflod length of time  Union Mutual Life InsuranceCo  PORTLAND, - MAINE. Jncobporated "1848  Call or write for particulars and plana  Head Office : 419 Hastings St. W., Vancouver,1 B.C.  J. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager.  COLIN  CAMEIION, _SpccloJ  Agont.  Meeting.  CORN10R HASTINGS AND CAMIIII-i  STBDBTS, VANCOUVl'-K  Now, modern anil strictly flrst-clnii,  good samplo rooinn; froo 'bun. Week  days���Breakfast 7 to 10 a m., lunch  12 m. to 3 p. m., dlnnor, 6 to 8 |i in  Sundays���Brcakfait 7 SO to 'lO SO a  m., lunch 12 80 to 2 p. m., dinnor, 5 SO  to 7:30 p. m. Itatos f2 and upwards  por day. IIA,YWOOD A. PRl"ISCOTT.  Proprlotora.  Tbe SlouqaBI Blouse  S10-812 AUIIOTT STRKKT. VANCOiJ-  VKR; D C.  Huiilaurant and Bar. Hroukfiuu 0 to  10, morclmnla' luncb 11 to 2, 25c, dinnor 5 to 8, 25c; luitchon put up: custom and Olympian oystora; short or-  dors a specialty at all , hours;  moal tickets ti; bebt 25c. meal 'in tho  city.''    P   BURTON, Proprietor.  BUILDERS' LABORERS' FEDERAL  UN'ION, No 32, Vancouver.���Meets eveiy other Tuesday evening, at S o'clock,  in the large room, Union Hall. President,  J. Sully; \ire-)iresldont, XV. Lyons; secre-  tary, II Sellers, Western Hotel; treasurer,  J Cosgio\c; waiden, II. Chapman; con-  ductoi, J Ouiuleison; delegates to Trades  & Labor Cc'irc'.l. J. Sully, G. Payne, .7  Cobgiovo and ir Solleis; delegates In  Eullding-Tiadus Council���J-SuIly-and-Jr  Cotsrove.  Sale  For Ten Days  Millinery, Blouses, Skirt;-,  Dress Goods, Swiss Muslins,  White Cottons, Piints, Ging-  Iiiims. Flaneletts, Tablinirl-,  Lace Curtains.  Other gootls too numcroub  lo mention.  W. W. BERKLEY  307 WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  VANCOU-  Ihc �����ft=i/  .���  810   SEYMOUR   STREET,  VER.  Having tho only up-to-dato grill room  'n British Columbia, which in Itsoll is a  guarantee of a first-class bolol anil restaurant. Businos.0 MonV LUNCH, from  12 m. to 2 80 p. m., only 25 contB.  F. O. E.���VANCOUVER AERIfC, No   ��  meets Wednesday evenlngB;  vlslllnj  brethren  welcome.    Bert  Parsoin    h  P.: J. G. Ore, W. S., -Arcade,  THERE IS  of Fire  or Injur*' -  Health when you usr  the  s  The price is iiow  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office-of '  18. fti I Bfi  -  - LTD.  Cor." Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  -ovreUiiiu-lCl  Whon you Wiiiii Allocs made  lo order or repaired  -co ro *  Thos 0. Mills.I<,<; Cll,ll,,ic  I IIU3   \fa ITIBHv3j���    court Ifuune  ++++++++++++++++++++++++0+0+00+09+  9 n  o  o  (��  o  o  o  (Millie lo t-Iiiiu^cN in   Hi*-  inlci'liir  ol   om* hlori-   we   \iill  no ii i.-ivu vioitv iiam)M)1m; i in ;it ii v wai.i. <;,v^i:s with in;.\r  14M)S      'Jllie>- lll-c  llioroiiKhl.i   np-tii-illii4>.  IH-ll\fry c-llii  lie k1^**h  liy   A UU UST   1STII.  ���  O  <>  o  i>  7 ���       Tbe Jeweler and  Diamond  HtrtbanY      |  1 COR. GRANVILLE AND "1ASIIN05 STRLLTS. |  Yi     Official Watch Inspector of the C. F. R I  %J)>_+j+_+++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++<++  VANCOUVER TyPOaUAWIlCATj UNION', NO 220, meetb the 1th Monday In  e.-icii month nt Union Hull. Piesidcnt,  W. J. MacKnj; \lce-picslilcnl, S .1. Gothnrd, secretaiy, W. H. Hunt, 1'. O Box CO;  tie.iMircr, John Watkins; herfe-cant-at-  iirms', J,uncs Wehsler; executive commlt-  tcu, Ralph Wilson, A. W. Flnbow, N.  Clclnnil .jnil P. Kullas; delegates to  Tiades and I.abin Council, Robert Todd,  Gooigo Harlley.  Geo. Wilby.  STRKMT RAILWAY JM'IN'S UNION���  Mi els socoiid and fouiili Wednesday nf  each month In Smlii>rlninl Hull, corner  Wcstnilnsli'i A\cniic uud HiisIIiihs  Slieel, al S p in. Pii'sldciit, Jumps Mr-  OulK.ni; vlco-picedent, A O. Klllnlt; ie-  roiilliii,' i-ccicliiM-, A. (I. I'eny, 33 Seventh nvoiiuo. Mount I'Iciikiiih; fliiiiiu'lul  ������oi rotary, I'M. Cozens; coniliiclor, ,]. IIihIk-  ci; wniilcn, A. J. Wilson; hciiIIiiuI, A. M.  Hauls; dolcKiitcs In Ti.idci und l.nliot  Council, ' llcaulKiiii, A. J. Wllion, II  lii'-it, C Hciinclt, li". C. OTlilen.  ��� ��   TIIE RETAIL CLIORKS' INTERNA-  TIONAIj PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets in O'Brien's Mall, tho first nnd  Ihlid Tucsdnys of each month. J. A  Murray, president; W. J. Lnmrlok, pocre  lary, 2-1S Princess streot.  lNTEHNATIONAI/ ASSOCIATION OF  Machinists, Beaver Ixidse, No. 1S2 ���  Meets so:ond ami fourth Wednesdays In  each month In the Lesser O'Brien Hull  Piesldent, Geo P. Downey; past president, J H Edwards; vice-president, II. .1.  Uttler; recording secretary, J. II. McVety; financial secretary, J. Anderson  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF  Electrical Workers. Vnncouver Local,  No. 213���.Meets second and fourth Wednes  flay In each month In O'Brien's Hall. President, A, McDonald; vlce-prcsldont, J  Dubberley; recording secrotary, S. W  Huston; financial secretary, H. V. Rankin.  78 COIIDOVA STREET.  Under new management. Dining  Room Unsurpassed. Everylhlng Newly Renovated. RATES���JI a Day, Special Rate hy the Week. Louis Adams  and James Guthrie, Proprietors.  Wo, Ilio tiiulun<igiictl, limullo tliu  only UNION MADJO CKiAKKiTKS  mado in Canadii. KAKNAC, V. C.  ���AtvX'r.&a.  S.  HA ROUS.  C. FORSBURG.  CHAS.  PECK.  D. M'DONALD.  R.  L   RICE,  XV. A. CALLAGHAN.  CHAS. M'DONOUGH.  W.J. McMillan & Co.  Wl.lltsaii! Agents (or B. C,  Comer AIe\ninlcr St. and Columbia A\c.  Viincou       B.C. "  I'. O. BOX, SIS. .     PIIONK, 17!).  CORNER CORDOVA AND OARUALL  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  Makes a specialty of Dewnr's spoi-lal  liqueur, alho Usher's black label liqMour  whiskey. Largo stock of imported and  domestic cigars. Finost billiard and  pool tables R.     n     MULLIGAN .V  CO.,  Proprietor!. '    ,  ���������������������#$������������  | :   GEO. HAY   :  A      Viinruiivcr'g    I'luHcer    Clothes  T^      Itcnoviilor, mnkc�� n puit new.  X Dyeing end Repairing.  a sio Camiiie St., Vancouver.  ���������������������������������������  i  e  geaoooseeeoseoooseooBossos  9    DELICIOUS WINE  M (HE ExCU'hlVEI.Y rr.OM B. C. FBU11.  rill'Ml CUT FLOWERS ' UNION MADK '  g POMESTIC CIGAHS  8        W hen making n trip around Ihe  JJ Park call on O  2   W. It. Jnnp�� Brockton J'onil    Q  2    "' "' ���������:��      Lighthouse       g  CA M A D1 AM Xi  XXxA&M<Gl#_iCi  and  PACIFIC  LINE  !ainier  Beer  ic  Works  lm|iorter�� and Bottlers  GORE AVE.   'PHONE 783.  SOLE AGENTS.  TAKE THE  Imperial  Limited  PACIFIC TO ATLANTIC IN 90 HOURS  STEAMSHIPS TO CHINA AND JAPAN:  ATHENIAN Juno2��TlI  EMPRESS OF CHINA July ��TH  EMPRESS OF INDIA July 27TII  STEAMSHIPS TO HONOLULU, FIJI ISLAND AND AUSTRALIA.  SS.$ MOANA June2GTU  SS. MIOWERA July 24TH  SS. AORANGI Aug. 21ST  For full particulars as  to time, rates,  etc.,' apply to  E. J. COYLE, JAS. SCLATER,  A. G. P. A.,     -     Ticket Agont,  ��� ���     'Vancouvor, B. C.  428 Hastings St.,  ���. ��� .. Vancouver, B. C  It���TV V^inj,��^yWT��JWIOTIMIUWI.'qnaje TWWlCTWSHmWgrMWtf"] -*WB3gw��.��Wlt��T3r SATURDAY AUGUST  1,   1003  teE INDEPENDENT.  I Hecoffimerod!  *J Our Independent patrons to��'  <j p.itionlne iho RED CROSS*  ��� DRUG STOKE, the Popular Pre-��  9 Fcrlptlon Pharmacy. Tliey belong*  to no Druggist Combine. ���  Stewart's Pink Tonic Pills, C0c,��  now aGe....Sarnnpnillln, big bot-?  lie, ?1, now 75c....Gibson's Celcryn  Nervlnt, Ills bottle $1, now 7Ge....��  Bring your prescriptions. Eng-��  llsh and German chemists In at-*  tendance.... Mall   ordeis    receive��  CLARENCE   HOTEL.  (Under now management.)  JAS. \V. MASSI3Y, Proprietor.  Corner   Pender   and   Seymour Sts.  One block from Post Olllce.   First-class  dining room nnd bar; white help only.  Best English ales and porter in town.  Rates, $1.00 per day.  prompt   attention..  AN ORDER.  ��<�����������������*(  .SEND   USA  �������������������a  UH CITY MOTEL  ll. ASBEOK, Proprietor.   '  49 Powell Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Terms J1.00 per day. - *  Items* from Victoria  By Our Own Correspondent.  Hindoos urc employed in municipal  work in Victoria. They are British subjects and prefer work to charity. ���There  are many white British subjects similarly, situated, but got no show. Recently several white' men were discharged owing to scaiclty of material.  Tlie Hindoos remain. Victoria will soon  have va Hindoo colony to add to Its attractions for tourists nnd others.  Five men were discharged from the  maiine way, Esquimau, as a result of  action taken at a meeting of the Shipwrights', and Caulkers' union. It is  puzzling wisoacies to find out who conveyed the news to tlie manager. There  arc traitors in nearly every union who  leceive considei ations for betraying  lhelr comrades.  ada, bullion the same lines as the Hon.  James,- It will not be long ire annexation to the United States is an accomplished factA Or course the land is his  own private pioperty and he is consequently at liberty to do as he chooses  with it. We wonder if the canopy of  heaven tliat covers this vast .acreage-is  included in, the deal, or , will James  Dunsmuir retain il for the purpose of  erecting a mansion in the sky.  Local ,expoi t�� t'ssert tliat the Incoming legislntuie will be an exemplary  one and they anticipate a large surplus  nl the end'of the term. Tliey base their  calculations on thc supposition .that a  [ .' complete new outilt will occupy the position recently vacated, They claim that  i       -"v.      -i *  | ' -Ml ���raVptTut least  two terms to qualify  |.    mcinbu-s for active and intelligent ac-  1     tion.   Jly  the  end  ot  eight  year's .the  **Vjiillei<um 'will have arrived, the C. P.  '..,   "tti be under public  control,  and  ,    there will ba no further necessity of an-  ,\ choring choice lots of real estate to the  framework of the province of British  ^Columbia." Wiiele.ss telcgmphy will do  ,' 'the.'rc'st.jBiil it wiis, suggested, "Should  the old' war  hoises renin    to power,  I    what would happen?"   "Elther'tho end.  of the world or'the end of Biitlsh Columbia," was the'reply. -   ���  A .senii-olllcial report is current to the  effect that an effort will be made to run  a labor tlcke't in the coming election.  XVe aie afraid it is too late. Organized  labor lias split up and gone into camp  wilh the parties of their choice. However,,If some one will put up the money  there will be no haim In trying. It  will widen the split somewhat and the  fox will manage lo got Into the chicken  house.  Nothing doing In political elides in  Victoria, leastways "nothing.is visible  on the suiface. The feeleis and lhe  lieeleis nre out in force, the former  testing the feeling of the public towards  prospective candidates', and the latter  scouring tlie slums'and grog, shops for  nialcriiil lo pull the election with. Tho  "campaign cigar" now on Issue is reported to*be tlie worst known in any  political campaign, and it does not  carry the1 union'label.  Men who sold lhelr country in days  gone by, weie* hanged and sometimes  drawn and quartered, They were  known ns linltors. Time changes everything; James Dunsmulr' has Just un-  loaded OO.OOOi ucies of Vancouver Island  to an Anieiican syndicate. He is  known us a capitalist and shiewd business man. If there are many sliriwd  business men In.the Dominion ot Can-  ee��*��*��*��*��*��*��*��*��^*  0  9  9  ��  9  9  *  4*  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  THE BEST STORES IN  B. C. HANDLE  9  9  e  e  9  ��  ��  ���  9  e  .9  ���  9  0  a  They aie the beat obtainable a  and give thc best satisfaction v  to their customois    Tiy them. ��  9  ���  a  9  9  9  (MMI1KD.) ���  The  oldest  Union   Overall  Fac- *  tory in the West    "   '     ��  HVW'S   BIOCK, WINNIPIC, MAN.     ��  Overalls  BECAUSE  -IIII.-  LABOK SHOULD ACT.  A trades unionist should- never use  language tlint'he would be ashamed to  utter in his own parlor, nor should he  he instrumental in placing in power a  person whom lie would not trust or permit to be present at the meeting of his  union. He wil not trust a lawyer or a  capitalist, or even an employer of.labor,,  In Jiis union, yet by liis vote ho will  place him in a position, wliere he can  do lnm Immeasurably more haim. We  strike aguinst the oppression-and injustice of thc'capltalist, and then'laud  him into position wheie he can introduce laws whereby oiganlzation Is deployed. .If we wish to put an end to  'such foolish piocedure, nnd if we desire to liave labor laws that'wlll beno-  iflt us, lei us elect men from among ourselves who will not lequ'ire us to beg  them to enact such laws; men whose interests aie ouis, Instead of being opposed looms. As'a politician, the lawyer poses as a frlemi of llie woi king  man, *and professionally will kill the  worker every time, unless tlio working  man can. furnish a,moie enticing retainer than' the capitalist, a.' circumstance which rniely if ever oecuis.  The capitullst poses as the friend of labor when an election is to be carried,  bul.'once Installed in.ofllce, that brotherly affection manifested for, the horny-  handed son of toll vanishes, and'he will  persistently endeavor to defeat any  measure Introduced for the benellt of  labor. Fiomlses and piotestations fioin  the capitalist or lawyer are not to be  lelied'on. They have always deceived  us Imth-j past, and there is absolutely  no reason to even suspect that they will  do otherwise in the futuro. 'It is their  aim and object to keep labor out ot the  halls of legislation, and if possible de-  stioy organized lubor. Knowing this, it  is time ror labor to awake from its dormant lethargy, unite nn some particular  line, and install lopresentativcs from  among.their own ranks. Until such action Is token labor can expect nothing  and it will get nothing but hard knocks.  cause lie has in view the establishment  of r. better system, but because he is  enabled to provide for himself and family more fieely of the necessities and  luxuiles of lite. In his capacity as  such co-opeiator he has little thought  of what the result of his work will be.  When to the Incentive of dally pay Is  lidded the giealer Incentive that he Is  helping his partners to tun n successful  business entei prise the man will feel  Umt dignity is lent to labor, for he is  no longer a meio hireling. Already as  an independent industrial factor, I directly or Indirectly enjoy certain benellts arising fiom the accidental (or rather Incidental) co-operation of all competitive lndustiial factors, und It I take  a further step and while holding all tho  possible advantages to be derived from  these, that I assist to build upon Inclusive and unlimited system of co-opeia-  tlon which will at the last absorb and  properly classify these warring and dls-  cordunt elements, and bring oider out  of chaos^eeonomy out of waste, brotherhood out of selfishness, and inaugur-  ate a system whereby the mightiest  power capable of being manifested  through human agency will be Intelligently and wisely directed. This will  all be done as soon us ignornnce is sufficiently dispelled to allow men to see  that lhe transient snd apparent advantages lo be gained by prostituting their  talents and climbing up over their fellows ls as nothing when compared to  the happiness they may enjoy by allowing and helping all others to share  the same.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  [The Independent does not hold Itself responsible for the opinions of Its  correspondents. So long as they are  not libelous, nnd are of reasonable  length, they will bo published. The  name of the writer mu3t In eveiy  Instance accompany the letter, not  necessarily for publication, but as a  guarantee that they will back their  opinions should occasion require It.]  Our Victoria Advertisers.  The advertising pages of The Inde pendent will reveal to trades unionists  In Victoria the tradesmen who are in prnctlcnl touch . with them, and they  will ni-tiirally govern  themselves accoidlngiy in making purchases.  Victoria Union Directory.  -MACHINISTS' -PICNIC.  At 'the lust meeting of the Machinists' union the picnic committee made  Its llnal ieport showing twenty-three  dollars of a surplus from their annual  outing, held on, June 17th. This sum  was turned over to the union. The  committee received a vote of thanks  for their energetic work. It comprised  A. Thlrtle (chairman), Win. Beers', secretin y-lieasurer, Geo. Downey, Fied.  Coughlin und Robt. Fowler.  LIBOR MANIFESTO.  INTELLIGENT    CO-OPERATION.  No. great work can be performed  without the active co-operation ot  many���all woiking together for a common"5nH. Co^bperatio"n7^ndduBle"dl>)  camo Into vogue -A-ith tho advent ot the  human family and has.stoadily grown  with.the lace. It seems, however,.lo be  only lately that lt has begun to be looked upon ln its real signlllca"nce. Formerly it- iins been more accidental than  designed, but now men aio studying  and practicing to Intelligently cultivate  and direct the grand principle and develop Its wonderful possibilities. When  u capitalist wants to build.a railroad  he starts n gieat co-opeintlve enterprise intelligently directed towards its  construction. He induces co-opci atlon  right and left���laboiers, mechanics, corporations, cities, states and governments arc all bi ought Into line In one  way or another. All these forces uie  co-operating, but in u blind way. As  to the luborcrs, al least it is purely accidental. A eo-opeiator would have as  his (list icason toi luboi the ultimate  object in view, nnd the dully iciniinci-  ntlon would only come ns a matter  ol comse and collatcinl issue. As it Is,  the laboi ei co-opeiates nt so much per  dlcm, and it he ever thinks about the  nbjeil of his luboi, It ls in a veiy le-  inote way. Ills cn-opeiaticin Is ot the  sort piactlsed by a buck in a wall���11  is put Into place and illls that plate  without knowing just why, oi what its  ielation to the other bricks aie The  faimer co-operates with olhoi farmcis  �������������  ��������������*�� uud with the mechanic, etc., not bt��  Tho following manifesto has been is-  sued^by'tlie Labor candidate:  TO THK ELECTORS OF VANCOUVER:  * Gentlemen,���In appealing to you for  support .In the forthcoming general Provincial election, the Vancouver Labor  Party begs to mako tho following statement of Its principles and policy^  For many,years wo have felt the want  or a definite Lnbor Party in.the House,  whoso spcqlflc duty should be lo Intradural  and support measures for tlio amelioration of tlie condition of tho workers.  HItlierlo, the workers, as such, havo not  been represented in cither the Provincial or Dominion Houses. Our legislators, wlillo always elected by the vote of  tho woiking classes, havo alwnjs been  chosen fiom the lanks of the lawyers (tho  piofesslonal class), landowners, leisure  class, or laige 'manufacturers (direct xix-  ploilers of labor), '.but never from tho  ranks of tiie workers themselves. Therefore, and almost of necessity, our laws  huvo been niade In the .interest of the  moneyed and luxurious classes and those  who deiive their Incomes from tliem, viz.,  tho professionals.  As long us this condition of affairs remains, we who from time Immemorial  have been called the woiking class cannot expect to have more than the merest fragment of justice accorded to us by  legislative .enactments.  ��� In lieu of legislation in our behalf, wc  havo to appeal to the "strike" because  wo have no otlier weapon to fight with.  Wo realise that the "striko" is clumsy,  uncertain and always more or less dls-  agrecabio and annoying to tlie country.  Tho Vancouver laibor Parly, therefore,  puts itself on recoid as being in favor  of legislative enactments tn relieve the  working class from the unjust conditions  whlcli now burden tliem. Nlnely per  cent, of the population of^British Columbia have no direct voice In making or  putting In force thc laws of the Province.  Tills ought not to bo. Tlml the trend of  the workers' movement is In tlio direction ot direct representation In Parliament by tho workers thomsolves Is evidenced by Iho fuct that a number of  working men huve scats In Iho Imperial  Piirlliiiuoiit; that Mr. Puttee hus been  elected on this issue lo thc Dominion  House, nnd Mr. Hnwthornthwatto to the  Provincial Assembly.  Working men of Vancouvor, be true lo  yourselves and voto fur thu Vancouver  Labor Party on Octobor Cist, 1103.  (Signed)'     F. WILLIAMS, Tailor,  A. O. PERRY, Molorninii.  J. EDWARDS, Machinist,  '  A SINGLE   TAXER'S   REPLY.  To the Kditor ot Tub Ihuki'kndkst.  Blr,���In a recent Issue of the Kansas  Farmer, the following communication  fiom "fnrmer" appears: "A buys a  farm and gives u mortgage, for $3,000  In part payment, the furm being worth  $5,000, If A pays taxes on the whole  farm, and the owner or the mortgage  pays taxes on It, that Is double taxation.   Is that right?"  Certainly that is not right. As A  would have only two Ilfths Interest  ln the farm, ho should pay but two-  fifths of the taxes. Following Is the  usual mode of taxation, whicli farmer  has doubtless noted times without number. A mortgage and loan company  or a land shark located in New York  or London owns 100 acres of unimproved land wliich could readily be sold  for $1,000. A working farmer owns 100  acres adjoining, of equal fertility, etc.,  but highly impiovcd. ' The Improvements* are worth $2,000 and the personal  property���live stock, implements, etc.���  $2,000 more, or $5,000 in all. 'Such a  farm is usually assessed at CO per cent,  or" $3,000, while the assessor reasons  that the speculator who owns the adjoining 100 aeies of unimproved land  derives no Income from il and should  therefore be let off lightly. He accordingly assesses the properly at 15  per cent., or $150. Thus the farmer,  who has made two, blades of grass to  grow where only one grow before, is  fined twenty times" as heavily by society as the dog-in-the-manger who  will neither eat tlie hay nor lot, the ox  eat il���who, in elTect, makes the world  smaller to that extent, thus exercising  the power of lestricling human life  on this planet which he did not make.  If any favoritism should be shown,  sliould not the farmer, rather thun the  speculator, be the beneficiary? Would  not the better plan be to assess both  farmers and tlie speculator on the full  unimproved'value of their Iin.d���$1,000'-'  A one per cent, rate-on the farmer's  $3,000 assessment would yield $30, while  thCspei.ulu.toi- would pay but $1.50. His  taxes being nominal, he'could hold the  land,.idle indefinitely. If both tracts  were assessed equally���at $1,000, and  thc rato doubled, a two per cent, tax  would yield $10. Thus the .state and  county, would have 20 per cent, more  levenue to make needed public improvements, while the farmer's burden  would be lightened one-third, and the  speculator would has-ten lo make use  of his land or dispose of It to some one  who would, thus tending to build, up  the community. All special licenses  and taxes, such us poll and road taxes,  etc., could be dispensed wltn. Taking  the United States us a whole, only  one-fifth of the land Is cultivated. The  bulk of the remainder is in the hands  of forestalled and speculators. The  tax here proposed would have the effect ot providing homes for millions of  tenant farmers and others, thus relieving the glut in the labor market and  raising wages in the industrial centres, which in .turn would cause un active demand for the farmers' products-.  But the average farmer would, hold up  his hands in horror and declare that  such shifting of the burden of taxation from liis back lo that of the "speculator .would be the "single tax"���that  it_would~ruln_tho_faimer,- rob-him-of  liis lands, etc. He believes It because  lhe plutocrats have lepoatcdly told  him so.  A. FREELAND.  Mount Pleasant, Tenn., July '23, 1903.  VICTORIA LABORERS' PROTECTIVE  Union, Federal No. S��� Meets first and  third Friday In Labor Hall, room 4  President, A. Johonson; vlce-prosldent,  T. Cox; secretary, J. c. Mapleton; trensurer, J. Goldstraw; warden, A. Harris;  conductor, J. McConnol; delegates to  Trades and Labor Council, A. Johonson,  T. Cox, 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.  ...J. T. JONES...  Empire Cigar Store  Free Reading Room and Headquarters of the Laborers'  Protective Union.  10o Douglas Streot, Opposito Labor Mall  VICTORIA, B.C.  117 GOVERNMENT STREET.  Men's and Boy's Clothing, Boots and  Shoes.   Union Store.*  Union Clerks.  ��Sf Lowest-priced outfitters in the  City of Victoria.   Give us a call.  EVERY KIND  o  ���; Job Printing Done \  SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.  Independent  Printing  Co'y ���  BASEMENT, FUCK BLOCK, VANCOUVER.  RACING  DATES.  Following are the dates set by tlio  North Pacilic Fair Association for the  horse races for 1903:  VALL ,Mi:irn?,G5.  Seattle, Wnsli Aug. 1 to 50  Whatcom, Wasii Aug. 31 to Sept. o  Everett, Wash.. Sept. 7 lo 12  Sulem.Ore *. .-. Sept. II to 19  Portland, Oro .-.Sept 21 to 20  North Yakima, Wash Sopt. 28 to Oct. 2  Spokane, Wash Oct. 5. to 13  Boise, Idaho :..Oct. 12 to 17  Walla Walla, Wash  Oct. 10 to 21  Lowiston, Idaho Oct. 20 to 31  Tho Dalles, Ore Sept.' 28 to Oct. 3  La Grnnde, Oro Oct. 5 to 10  Now Wostminster, C. C Sept. 29 lo Oct. 2  Vancou-or, B. C Sopt. 7 nnd Oct. 3 to  Victoria, II C Oct. 0 to 10  IP IT IS  FAIR  FOR  LAIIOIl PAIITY.  FoliovIiik   ure   the   caiiillilntcM   of  tlie Vancouver lubor party;  FKAJVCIS WILLIAMS, Tntlur.  A. G. I'EIUtY, Motormnn.  J. IiDWAHPS, llnelilnlKt.  Coleman's mustard oil    for rheumatism.   Sure cure.   1198 Barnard street.  of Vancouver and elsewhere to support  nnd purchase the goods ot a fair firm  why should they not condemn and REFUSE TO PURCHASE the goods of  unfair concerns? The BUILDING  TRADES COUNCIL endorsed by the  Trades and Labor council, has placed  CHAS. WOODWARD &. CO.,  Cor.  Westminster  avenue and Harris  street.  MESSRS.   DAVIDSON   BROS.,  Jewellers, Cordova street  R. G. BUCHANAN & CO., l  Glassware,  Hastings  street,  on   the  Members of these Arms 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.  The Independent, $1 a Year  *     LA1IOH I'AUTV.  Follow Iiik  nre   Uie  cuikHiIiiU-h   of  ilie Vuneomer labor pnr(> I  FKAMHS WILLIAMS, Tnllor.  A. C. rilltltY, Motor mini.  J   UUWAIIDS, MuehlnlHt  SOC'IVLIST OANDIDATl'b.  MeHnrH   T. OGLE and A. lt.  STIOll-  I'litS ure the candidate* of (he mo-  elnllHt   party   of Vancomcr  In  thc  CortlicomiiiK provincial election*.  J. A. Davidson, corner -Cemble and  Cordova Sts., ls the place where you  get your hair cut in an artistic manner.  IteatHter. Restater. Kcglatcr.  STONEY-ANGUS.  Ou Wednesday evening ltlchurd A.  Stonoy, New AVestmlnster, and Miss  Ueatrloe Emiry Aligns, ot Vancouver,  weie married. The ceremony wus performed by Rev. J. Irvine at SI. James  church. Thoro were only a tew liitlm-  uto friends Invited, and the affulr was  a iinlnuo but happy one. Mlm Mnry  Stoney, Bister of tliu groom, was bridesmaid, and Mr. XV. II. Stonoy, a brother,  tided mi best man. Mr. and Mm.  vStoney left hy thu 10 o'clock tr.im for  New Westminster, their friends gathering at the tram depot to give them a  hearty send-off. "Dick" Stoney, as he  is familiarly known, ls an old Vancouver boy, having resided lier; for the  past 16 years Ho Is n well-known  "typo," and liis estimable bride is  equally as popular. The Independent  wish Mr. and Mis. Stonoy long life and  prosperity.  eee<  lack White  &��9  r��r Fine Photos  14 CORDOVA ST. W.  A Polish carpenter and ' his three  children lost their.lives in thc Karsas  City flood while trying to s.ive three  kegs of beer. What splendid material  this Tvlll'moko for tlie temperance lecturer t --.������-  AIN8ER BEER  Js ii glorious summer bevoragu���quenching  "and satisfying.    Remember there's no other  "just as good"���insist on getting Rainier. SATURDAY AUGUST   1,   1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  Uso Kynoch Ih'and of loaded Shot Shells  tlie mo*l reliable on the market.  They are  We have everything necessary for the sportsman.  Call and examine our stock.  527 Hastings Street.  LABOR MTERATUKE.  All workingmen and others should  iead the following pamphlets Issued by  the America-a Federation of Labor:  Organized Labor, Its Struggles, Its  Kiiemies, an I Fool Friends, hy Samuel  Compels.  Some item ons for Chinese Exclusion.  History  ol   Trade  Mnlons,    by   Wm.  cTrant and I!   J. JlcGuire.  Eight Hour Primer by Geo. E. Mc-  .'Icill.  Economic, and Social Importance of  the Eight-h im- Movement, by Geo.  Gunton.  Philosophy of the Eight-hour Movement,   by  Le nuel Dauryld.  Eight-hour WorkdUT. by Samuel  Gompers.  What Doos Labor Want, by Samuel  Sonipers.  riiilosophi- .if Trade Unions, by Dyer  D. Luin.  Tlie "Philosophy or tne Labor Movement," by Goo. 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, ISM.  No Compulsory Arbitration, by Sam  uoi Gompers.  DRIFTWOOD.  11  The more some people hate you the  better other people like you.  No, wnlle leader, the sliir-Msli ure  not used In Vancouver .is llglu tor tho  city.  A woman who gushes ovcr u man  when hu Is tired and hungry is due for  a teim lu a padded cell.  A mnn who can sit tlirough an amateur driimiillc enterluinmcnl and actually make people lliink he enjoyed it,  Is a llrst class actor himself.  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 streot, east.  City hotel, Powell slreet.  King's hotel, Carrall street.  Eagle hotel,  Cordova street.  Cordova  [For the Information of its readers,  The Independent will keep standing a  list of the nomination.1, made to date,  filling out the list fiom week to week  ns further nominations are made, and  giving the names of the pirtlcs In whose  Interest the nominees are running.]  VANCOUVER CITY���(Five members)  ���T. Ogle, socialist; A. ll. Stebbings, socialist; J. Edwards, labor; A. G, Perry,  labor;  F.  Williams, labor.  OKANAGAN���(One member) AV. J.  Stirling, liberal.  GRAND FORKS���(One member)���  John Riorden, socialist.  NELSON CITY���(One member)���3. S.  Taylor, liberal.  ISLANDS���(One member)���Tom Pat'  terson, liberal.  SKEENA���(One  member)���C.  W.  D.  Clifford, conservative; P. Herman, lib  oral.  CIULLIWACK ��� (One  Charles XV. 'Munro, liberal  SI Ml LAMEEN��� (One  J. Snodgrass, liberal.  GREENWOOD���(One member)���J. R,  Brown, liberal.  KASLO���(One member)���J. L. Retal-  laclc.  One of the most tiresome things In  the world Is to bo compelled to listen to  another man tell how he understands  his business,  and how smart lie is.  Trades nnd Labor Congress of Canada  Appeals to International Unions to  Present a Solid Front.  The greatest of all devices for parting fools and tlieir money, the slot machine, dies hard In Seattle. Humor says  another test ls to be made in tlie courts.  Mosquitoes are to be exterminated  with music. Tlie announcement, however, fulls to state the character of the  music, but thc only kind we know of  that will kill a mosquito is ground out  on u piano,  Handsome dress goods are marked on  counters to make it seem possible that  a woman can get a dress for a dollar,  but no one but a very inexperienced  man is fooled.  member) ���  member)���W.  REGISTER YOUP. VOTE.  Queen's  hotel,   intersection  and Water streets.  Western Hotel, corner  Water streets.  Cambie   and  View   hotel,   Cordova  street,  corner   Pender and  Grand  west.  Clarence hotel,  Seymour streets.  Bridge hotel, at Westminster avenue  bridge.  Royal  hotel, "Water  street.  CIVIC COMMITTEES.  Finance���Aid. McQueen (chairman),  Grant, 'McGuigan, Brown, Wood. Meots  every Friday at 'i p. in.  . 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 l p. m.  Water and .Market���Aid. Wood  (chairman), IJeilnine, Cook, Wilson;  Macpherson. iiei'ts second and fourth  Wednesday at 4 p.m.    SOME LAIBOR 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 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.  Democracy, by Beatrice and Sydney  Webb.  Relations of Employer ami Employee  (Symposium),  by John P. Peters.  Annals of American Academy of Political and Social Science, July Issue,  1002.  Land and Labor, by Wm. Godwin  Moody.  Social Unrest, John  Graham Brooks.,  And others too numerous to mention.  Labor Eight  Annals of Toil, by J. Otorrlitrn Davidson.  Letters of Love and: .Labor, by Samuel M. Jones.  M. de Plehve said ln an interview the  other day that Russia Is going to encourage the Jews to emigrate. We were  under the impression that Russia had  already given the Jews a good deal of  such encouragement.  A great many men living in town  say, "I wish 1 lived on a farm, I need  exercise. llow about youi yard;  why nol clean tliat up? Why not clean  up your alley and keep things in shape  around your home? That would give  you plenty of exercise.  no rivulet,  No planet have I brought to light, no  asteroid, and yet  Tlie Joy of great discovery rolls, over  me in floods,  I've Just unearthed a nlckle In my  last  year's  duds.  There Is a wife In Chicago who will  do to tie lo. Her husband gave her  sonic money to keep for him. Afterwards when he asked her for it she  tied him hand and foot and then had  him arrested for creating a disturbance.  There are lots of husbands who need  wives like her.  It you would vote, register.  Hoard of Works���Aid. Bethune  (chilli m.-ui), Cook, Wilson, Macpherson,  Morion. 'Meets evory Thursday at -1  p. in,  ���^OOT&S^  WORKERS UNION  HOGG'S HALL, corner Westminster  avenue and Keefer stieet lo let. C. J.  Coulter, 837 Ilnrris street.    .  TIIE BAKERS.  Proprietors of union bake shops ln  tills cily have received the International  union label, and will now sell bread  bearing the same. All union, working-  men ns well as others should ask for It.  ���V.1  ���$����������������������������G)��S)��������  71 Tbe Salt 1  fpf Life |  S      is business.   Wu wiint more of ��  ,�� it.   "Wil net it if un out and ouL  eV lmryaiti will fetch it.  Buy and wear union stamp shoes,  and thus protect the labor movement  against independent and hostile factions that retard the recognized trade  union.  The union stamp on shoes Is found  on lhe sol.c, Insole or lining of all union  mnde shoes. Shoes wlllnvu't the stamp  are convict, non-union or 'unfair.  1'iitroulze the labels of .ill crafts.  Diimn.-nd tho Retail Clerks' union card  In all stores.  How Is This  A two-quart  Hot Water Bottle  A select crowd of society peoplojn St.  Louis gave a reception, wherein the society snobs dressed as children. The  women wore short dresses and one gentleman created much amusement by  appearing in a costume of a two year  old boy. Kissing games were the principal ones. We.may soon expect the  divorce mill will be grinding lively in  St. Louis, or notico of scandal among  high society people who attended this  reception.  One of the new fads is men's socks  for women. Tliere is a rumor prevalent  that somo wives wear tlie trousers, but  no oue Imagined tliat the socks would  be appropriated. ��� If the women continue tlie invasion of the wardrobe of  tlie men there will be mighty few articles of wearing apparel that a man  can call his own. His hat, shirt, vest,  coat, collar, lie nnd socks are gone. Ho  has lemiilhing his chewing tobacco and  suspendon;���nol much of a layout for  a cold rainy C.:y.  The undertakers in Jlm-licrtcr,  \\ T.  hud  one George  Wilson i:i  V.;-': |.  lore," preparing to embalm Iiim, when  Geoige suddenly Jumped up and begun  swearing at the "loiig-raccd" men for  handling bin, so lough. We don't blame  George one bit. We would have sworn,  loo, had we woke up and found ourselves In the "work room" of nn undertaking nnn, this t|���,e of lllu yeari  when there is so much Ice cienm,  strawberries und wiitcnneloiis ami Hu  on, iind so on, In rut.  IMF. VKItNON,  OWN A NOME.  Fountain Syringes  75c.  | Tlie McDowell, Atkins, @  Watson Cd., Ltd. Kafcifity jf  UP-TO-BAIE DRUCGISIS. (��) '  if'-,  Q��Q��������������������������������������  The Union Loan & Investment Co.  Iui3 opened an olllco In thc Flack block,  Tlie business erf llie compuny ls lo lend  folks money without Interest wllh  which to build, homes. Such prominent  local men ns James McGuigan, D. M.  Mclver, R. AV. Hill and A? M. Harrison  are on tlio board of directors. If you  have not u. homo already, look them up.  Uli'V UN THU VU'XISHS- LIST.  fe  ROY Al, LAUOR COMMISSION'.  Vhe report ot thu rojui labor cuin-  iiiIhhIoii.w'III he published In (he course  of a couple of wtekH us n supplement  In the August number of tliu Labor  Gnsiulte. The subscription rule Is only  '20 cents per milium.  'RIGS AND SADDLE HORSES Al-  ways on hand at Hotel North Vancouver.  OTTAWA, Out., June 27, 1003.  To Trades and Labor Councils and International   LokiI   Trade   Unions   In  Canada, Greeting:  Fellow Workers mid Brothers,���The  time has arrived In tho history of organized lnbor In Canada when a step  In udvnnce must be taken ln order to  meet the aggressive methods of those  opposed to the union of workmen. For  many years the trade union movement  has followed beuten tracks, discussed  the samo questions, proposed the sume  remedies and received tlie same rebuffs,  but a new departure has occurred in  the ranks of those opposed to us���a departure that must be met without delay  or else the present status of trades unions and their membeis will be changed  to their detriment.  The great fault of organized'labor ln  the past has been" that it has kept Its  eyes closed to the methods adopted by  those among the employing classes who  oppose our legitimate alms*.   Recent developments have  shown the  necessity  ot an immediate awakening, and your  body Is requested therefore, togive its  prompt  consideration  to  the requests  and proposals contained ln this circular.  The trend of the day is towards union,  and_  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.ell of trades unionism.   Thus there  are organizations like  the Employers'  association. National Founders' association, the International Metal Trades association    and    others    ot   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 introduced In the senate, *at Ottawa, for  the  exclusion  of  the  olllceis  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, thc 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 wage-earners.  There is a lamentable lack of unity in  this regard, and our very existence now  depends upon an immediate alteration  bf Ihis state of affairs. The Trades and  Labor Congress of Canada must represent organized labor for legislative purposes and tlie need of the day Is there-  fc:r, to.Et;e:iglhen congress In every  .wr.y pcsriUe. With labor a, solid pha-  ���*���:, m-jrv icspect will be paid to its  ���.���;-:i':s-..Iiitions, more weight be attach-  ': t j its arguments and more beneficial  usuils will follow its efforts.  Your body may, perhaps, not be in a  position that calls for action in tlie wny  suggested, bul, it net, then wc u:���-.*���  you with all the empka��i3 we can b:i"  to bear, to do your utmost to urge labor bodies that are now In aflllitition  with the congress to lose no time'in becoming alllllated. There are .today  many unions that, though affiliated  with thcir international organizations,  have not become afllliatcd with congress, and to these bodies we point out  that,-by-a recent decision of-the executive of thc American Federation of Labor (with whlcli international bodies  nre federated) all locals In Canada,  whether ullliintcd with International  unions or not, not all federal unions,  aie directly urged to become attached  lo tlie congress without delay.  ���There Is thus unity of opinion upon  the necessity for this action, and what  Is now required Is a unity of action  (for'legislative purposes) us well as a  unity of opinion,  Dn not delay taking ucllon in this  mutter, but follow the example of employers and act at once.  Send applications for ullillatlon to P.  M. Draper,'secretary-treasurer of thc  Trades and Labor congress ot Canada,  box 1017, Ottawa, Ont.  JOHN A. FLETT, Pros.  P. M. DRAPER, Sec.-Ticas.  ^^^���^^^^^^^^^���^���^������^���^^���^(���^���^^���^���)(^H^K��)��  1  :i  i  ll  ii  ii  ii  9  9  Don't be Careless I  Don't start.your wheel on   the   new  season's  work  without  u  thorough overhauling.   It will add much to your comfort and secur  ity and will cost you but little,  bicycle repair department.  We have a thoroughly up-to-date  126 Hastings St.  ���Stoves, Ranges and Kitchen Furniture.  o  ���t  o  *'  9  i  9  ;*  <���  ;:  o  a  n  ^������^���^���������^^���^���h-;^^^^  LOGGERS, ATTENTION  Loggers and Mlllmen when requiring nny thing In Loggers' Supplies will do  well to sec McLennan, McFeely & Co.'s Stock before buying elsewhere'.    This  firm have just received a newly assorted stock of these goods lhat urc up to  date In every particular. STORE OPEN EVERY SATURDAY EVENING  122 Cordorva Street, Vancouver.   'Phone 44.  McLenianftHcFeely &* Co,  one, No. 4-1.  LIMITED  Ll'iit up in 1 lb. and -h lb. lead packets. <  For Sale by all first-class Grocers. ' i  ���^���^���^���^^^^���^���"���^���^^^  Pruning Knives  Pruning Shears  Tree Prjiners  Hand Sprayers  Step Ladders  Lawn Mowers  Garden flose  Lawn Sprinklers  Lawn Rakes, Etc.  Individual description is f  impossible, not enough j* . I  space to do that. They? $  must be seen, and the 1  price tags will make no ��  heavy drain on your <&'\  pocket-book. f  '*S  Vancouver Hardware Co.,  J  I 339��Hastings Street. \xxL  ^���;K��;K^��ai��%��^%��%��%��$ '���9:&X9)ii9y,i9i\i9m9:ii9K0'-\-9 ���;�����  ���jS'^W^^ws^..^^  ���������CAUCA  The Beer Without a Peer."  ��� ������  $2 Doz, Quarts  FOR SALE AT ALL FIRST-CLASS  LIQUOR STORES, HOTELS  AND SALOONS ,  Vancouver Breweries, Ltd. 1  .   Vancouver, B. C.  and for sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Hotels  SPECIAL SALE OP FLANNEL SUITS  TIiiti. Im ll .ifilHOn for (his r iiwlnl Mile .,f Ml'ii'n Fliliinol  Siil-H. llie KlKts lire- l.rokvn llli.l (lie Hfimoii In kcHIiik nlonif,  " ,vl" "' �����<���"����� �� hiiK   ln��(>   iU.A(   yeiir-K  utook.     So  Iutc'm  . (���ie_>viiy_ivc-ei!t-|irlee��-s<>-iin-(�� clear tiie-ilcckK-iiiili.kly^r.   Ifr, Mvii'n Plnnnol SuMn���Cont mid I'mitH, tf,;t.r,ll. L"   ���  tftiMl IUcii-h rinimel SnIlN���Cout mnl I'iiiiIk, if I.  IfT.SO Mcii'h I'liuiiii-I Soil*���Cunt nml Paii(i, #5.150.  ifS.r.O Ml-ii'n Kliiiiiii-I SiiIIn���Cont nnd I��nntN, iiiii,  .1II0.VS AMI BOVS* l'*I,.\NNBL COATS AT ACTUAL COST.  MI.-i.VS"  I'-l.AIV,M.;i,   PASTS  AT COST.  JOHNSTON, KEREOOT ��> CO.  104 end 106 Cordova Si reel.  Trunk Stoic 127 Hastings St., 0|>|>. Wm. Ralph's.  'IMS'!  IMOM'il'IK  l..\|IM)UV  .-fakI'Js'a  si*i:ci.ti,T\  Telephone 1���3���S for a One livery  turn-out. J. J.'Sparrow, Palace Livery  Stables.  UNION ISXPRKSS^-Plione 1351. Cor-  Abbott and Hastings streets. Prompt  attention to all calls.  Hotel North Vancouver, finest suin-  iiier' resort on the coast. Overlooking  Burrard Inlet,   nates moderate.  Throw a bone to a pack of dogs and  watch them light ovcr it, and there  you have u perfect, picture of the Industrial situation of today. ���The jobs  .-���.ro thc bjnes, and tlie-workers,' like  Iho Cc��:*, fight over tliem.- And there  arc not bones cnough-for all.���Coming  Nation.  of doing up  Men's Ji'liiniK-l Suits,  Duck 1'mitn, and  Similar Summer Ooutuiiicu,  Tliey are spotlessly clean  Carefully honed and pressed,   '  And must give plcusure to tlioie  Who don them.  Gladly give you'any Information  You wish to know.  g[g5��9i��|-3WRS���� wjgff*a��a'jn  DON'T FORGET LABOU DAY.  lU-Klntc-r. HutflHter. Ileffiatcr.  Steam Laundry  010-914 Richards Streot. Tel. 810  Ilranch office In Arcade  Tel,  1176.' -  Adver&so In Tbe Independent.  Welcome  324 Carrall Street  Three doors from Hastings Street.  Telephone 1388.  Choice lines of Confectionery, Fruits,  Soft Drinks and Ice Cream.  Refreshment Parlor���Tea, Coffee, Light  Lunches.  PIPES, TOBACCOS, CIGARS.  Prompt service.  . Open -till   midnight.  GE0.C. HAMILTON.


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