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 I'' LegiBtetlve-Wb't'y.'-M^'S^I  THE   ROYAL  BANK  ���    OF   CANADA  .*. SAVINGS   BANK . .  A General Bunking iluslncss    '  J-ransuettlil.  OFFICKS-Hastlngs Street,   XV,  Westminster Avenue, Vancouver.  B. C. PERMANENT UM \M  ��� S1VIKGS CO.  Authorized Capital ��� {10,000,000  Subscribed Capital ��� ��� 1,600,000  ABsets Over .... 300,000  Head OBlce, 831 Cambio Street,  Vancouver, B. c.  FOURTH YEAR.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY,   OCTOBERS, 1903.  WHOLE NO. 183.  sri  I ��I  Candidates Receive a Fine Rcceptiou.-Victory Assured  For the Labor Ticket.  Smith Curtis and Joseph Martin  Exchange Greetings.  It remained for the laboi- party to hold  the biggest meeting of the whole campaign on Wednesday night at the city  hall. -Promptly at 8 o'clock. Aid. Jlor-  ton took the chair, and the hall by this  time .was .crowded to the doors. A  lM-ge number .could not get near the  entrance and turned away disappointed.  For some days the henchmen of the liberal party had been doing tbeir worst  to disrupt thc ranks of the labor party,  and so it was thought that this kind  of Ihlng must be stopped and Mr. Smith  Curtis undertook the task by telling the  workingmen what he -knew 'about the  political record of Joseph Martin, the  liberal leader, which he did In a very effective manner. So Interested was the  audience.that lt remained till the end  of the meetlrig, which terminated nbout  inidptght.VOn the platform .were Franjt  TrVoo'dslde, j' Andrews, Chas. Boarilmah,  Francis 'Williams, Chris. Foley, John  McLaren, J. G.' Davidson, A. E. Soper,  Smith Curtis, Joseph Martin, Fred.  Whiteside, J. Dubberley, John Mortimer  and Mr. Griffiths. ��� The flrst speaker  was   ���  A. E. SOPER, ������    '��� ���  ' -    i. , f  who was-well received.    He said that  Mr. Bowser was soliciting vqteB on the  ground of his past services to the workingmen. Mr. Bowser waa paid for everything he had done tor them as a lawyer, and the workingmen were under no  obligation for his services.:' The speaker said he would like to know whenever  workingmen saw Mr. Maegowan or Mr.  . Bowser, who were hunting votes, ln the  shops after Information. "When I get  elected I'wlll.visit the unions,," said Mr.  Maegowan, who would never be elected, added Mrjj Soper.-He told' his hearers what kind of a set were-the' tories  when labor wanted support. 'Mr.,Sq:  per went on to say that he had heard  Mr. Garden say when the Foley campaign was on that he must be' beaten.  Garden said to Sir Hlbbert Tupper that  the best thing that they could do was  to elect Macpherson and defeat Foley,  because he wus the strongest man, and  if he was elected when the elections  came round again they could not defeat  lilm. Mr. Soper then took up the boast  ed Natal Act of Captain Tatlow, and  said that gentleman had to get advice  from   Joseph     Chamberlain     thereon.  ' Chamberlain didn't tell the people of  Australia what to do.- He knew better.  If Candidate Baxter' considered the  work he did in the city council was any  criterion to go by'the workingmen  should leave him at home. Labor pays  all the taxes, and when It comes to relieving them of their already too heavy  burdens, it makes no difference, the liberals and tories will every time concoct  -some schemeao_nllow_th_e_tMES_to_BO  on.'    Big corporations do not pay any  thing like the amount they should, but  people with small homes must pay all  they can stand... Mr. Monck, another  co-called labor candidate, said that the  conservative party was paying the expenses of the labor party. That gentleman was misinformed on the matter  because the election expenses were being defrayed by subscriptions from the  laboring men themselves. Mr. Soper  Mild he hnd not seen Mr. Monck nt the  Trades and Labor Council tor seventeen  months, excepting when he came thereto vote against the candidature of Chris.  Foley. Martin says that there is no-  tlilni.' In politics for him, then why does  he appear as a candidate'.' Mr. Turn-  bull was the strongest mnn on the liberal ticket, but he was very much surprised to see him In such bad company.  to go Into anything else'. One thing  that should be discussed, he thought,  was the Question of free school"books,  which cost very conslaerable money. Mr.  Perry asked, whj' cannot these books be  piodueed in British Columbia? lie then  took up the question of the alien act  nnd dealt so .thoroughly with lt that  the audience was convinced that it was  being .violated most shamefullj-. _ The  alien organ of the "Let-well-enough-  alone" crowd said they wanted mon oi  integrity and'.ability. This being the  case he asked'his hearers to leave the  so-called -'solid five" tories at home on  October 3rd. The Daily Province was  verj* non-committal in this contest, and  no doubt would be ready to flop to the  winning'side any moment. T'he attorney-general had undertaken the enforcement of the act preventing Chinese  working In coal mines. He applied for  an Injunction in the civil courts to enforce the act in the Dunsmulr mines.*  Why didn't the attornej*-general go to  the criminal court.    The act had a pen-  i>. -   \ -   .      ��� . ' -. 'i  alty .clause attached to It... ' ���  A Voice���Ask "Jimmy" Dunsmuir.  . Mr. Perry���Yes, that's the man���the  king of the Island���who Is behind the  scheme. Chinese had been found with  matches and cigarettes In their possession' under ground? ' "The law giveth  and the law taketh away," said ' the  speaker, and it may be necessary some  of these times for the legislature to  pass stringent legislation to protect the  interests of the people by operating the  mines themselves:, v. The^Fraser, bridge'  scheme was touched on. ' There was a  need for thaY bridge to "New Westminster and Vancouver. If it were controlled by the government it would give  a competing line of railway.to the C.  P. R. The supporters of the labor party were told that they could capture  the convention of either the liberal or  conservative parties if they wanted to.  "We have had enougn of these old parties," ejaculated Mr. Perry, "and so the  workingmen decided to strike out tor  themselves." ' Referring to the way the  appointments to the civil service were  made, the speaker said they were unfair. "We've got to change the system,'! he said. Here und there prominent labor men were given government  Jobs and a sort of rivalry had Mt up  for them, and so av large number of  workingmen hung on to the. old parties,  thinking, perhaps, some day their turn  would come. "Until you get away from  these leading strings you will always  remain as you are���slaves to .politicians," he said.     (Applause.)  JOHN   MCLAREN  referred to usefulness of organized-labor to the workingmen. He said that  practically, all he knew about economics he had learned in the unions, and  he,beltcved that the union was the best  school of. practical learning, not only  on the field of economics but politics.  John McLaren.  oiher candidates in th s legard. Mr.  Dunsmulr had the exclusive contr��I ol  th? mines-, and just so long as he ran  tin-in In the Interests of,-society, by society he meant the v.-hole people, just  so long as he did that, it was all rli?ht.  Bin the n-.omer.t he ceased to do that  the Isg'slatuie shoukJ'.ste'p. in and take  ccntiol.ar.d exclude him'from this power.-/ He w.is. only wanted, the exclusive; contto'. of the mines by the legislature so 'long a* the rights of Society  .were looked at'ur. Workingmen are  taxed up to th'e hilt for working, be;  cause labor pays all taxes, but the other  fellows got all that was produced and  paid nothing like the taxes they'should..  "Whenever j-ou think that you get the  full product of your labor there must  be something the matter, with your  head,'.' he said.    The speaker condemh-  wcre r.o small issues before the' people,  either." It was quite Indicative of this  fact that the people were coining to  consider lt wns a struggle of :luss  ar.nin.st class. The old parties put up  v.cikingmen candidates simply because  they have got to. "I repeat it," he  said, "tliey have got to." Continuing,  he suid: "This Is u fight of class  nsainst-class, and lhat is why the labor  party is in the Held." Mr. Martin had  said that the labor rarty was a spilt  iiom the libeial party. "I repudiate  u.terly that statement. We are in the  field because labor was a world-wide  movement." "llow do I know thi.s?"  -.omelKKly asks-. In reply lie said that  i.i these days of swift communication  it was not necessaiy to go to other  cr untiles to Hnd this ou:. Working-  men for ages have been slaves to the  classes, but they are now awakening  to a realisation of their terrible positions, and would in a comparatively  short time have their rights. Mr. Wil-  llsms referred to the manufacturers' association and quoted from the- News-  Advertiser the remarks of Mr. C. Gur-  nc-j-, made at the complimentary luncheon tendeied that body on Tuesday to  show what the workingmen were up  against, as follows: "They in Eastern  Canada had settled one thing, one thing  tiLove all others, and that was that Canada was to remain British. (Cheers.)  Another thing that they had settled was  tihat they must find a proper trade pol-  i  Icy for the dominion, and as- soon as it  had ��� been  found  it would  be adopted.  Another thing they had found out was  that- their legislators did not know as  much about the affairs of Canada us  t,he business men. and they (the business men) proposed, Tn a sense, to take  the legislation of this country into their  own hands."    These are the remarks of  f. Williams  A. G. Perry  <L McLaren  pire, whicli were llrst passed 30S) B. C.  by the senate and not by the people. He  drew attention to the powei of the  landlord over the tenant. "See the  great power that the Inw gives toDuns-  mulrand his class," he said. This man  could shut down those mines if he  wontcd'to, so great was his power, and  the people could starve. "Yet the law  of natural right did not give hlni uny  more right to the coal ln the ground  thnn nny one else," he said. The Vancouver labor party was ln the Held to  protect the rights of the working elass-  the wool of the labor party. This fact  would be disappointing to the old partes.  J.  MORTIMER,  spoke for fifteen minutes on socialism,  and said at the present time that the  socialist party did not intend to io into  the wool of the labor pnrty.  SMITH CURTIS.  On coming forward Mr. Curtis was  gieeted-with loud applause. He complimented the previous speakers for  their straightforwardness, and also  congratulated the audience for their at-  tentlveness. As affairs stood in the  interior, the two parties���liberal and  conservative���were not going to have  much advantage over each other. . And  the balance of power In the next house  should rest with ��� labor. ��� At Rossland  Mr.   Curtis   dealt   with   the   provincial  Mr.' Soper  closed hla very  interesting  address by asking the electors to vote  for the three labor candidates, Messrs.  Williams, Perry and McLaren. (Applause.)  A. G.. PERRY,  the labor candidate, was the next speaker. He said'that one reason why the  candidates of the old parties did not  discuss the burning questions of the  dny was that they had so much dirty  He-hud been Informed-that~The-very  booths In. which the people would vote  on Saturday were being erected by non-  unionists, Of course, this was in keeping with the actions of the party In  power. ln organized labor there is  strength, and this was one of the very  reasons that the labor party was In  existence. Workingmen had entrenched  themselves In the economic Held us  stiongly as It were possible for them to  do so Iu tlle unions, and they must now  entrench themselves In thc political  Held In order to light for their rights,  which they intended to do. Tliey were  entitled to the full share of the products  ot labor and wanted nothing more, nothing less. ' When he wns eating his  lunch that day, In compnny with about  a dozen others, he had thought how-  would It be for them to ull go up to the  Hotel i Vancouver for dinner instead of  eating a cold one. If they did they  might meet some of the other candidates there. (Laughter and appluuse,  Joseph Martin joining in.), He asked  his hearers to vote just as their consciences dictated, and no other waj*. If  they would do that the workingman's  candidates would be elected at .the top  of the poll on Saturday. ��� The labor  candidates had said a good deal about  Dunsmulr and his coal mines,but he had  parties have not put the real Issues of  the campaign before the people, simply  because they were afraid to. The  gieat questions of arbitration, taxing  wild lands, etc., were not even.men-  tfon'ed. In the face of this deplorable  state of affairs he said each voter should  oay to himself, "Shall I, as a conservative, vote for the conservative candidates?" "Shall I, as a liberal, vote for  thc liberal candidates?" "Shall I, as  a laborlte, vote for the labor candidates?" "Shall I, as a socialist, vote  for th'e socialist candidates?" i:>"ShaH  I vote for the man or vote for the party?" You have the public record of  the Hon. Joseph Martin, said the speaker. "I 'know him,"' Bald Mr. Curtis,  "and on these" grounds I presume to  bring a message asking.you to pause  nnd consider the ruination of the liberal  party by electing Joseph Martin when  j-ou have his record." Mr. Curtis said  he was elected on the Martin platform  and had stuck to it. He always voted  In the house with labor, instead of liberal, and Mr. Hawthornthwaite voted  practically with him. He was not a  socialist himself, but conceded that the  socialists were a growing power, and if  the liberal party acted as it should  there would be no third partj-. No  third party can arise if the1 two parties  t\ere alive to the needs of the whole  people. Another thing he would say,  that no socialist asked anything for  himself that he did not ask for everybody. In the middle of the session of  1901, he said, Mr. Martin had quitted  political association with him and had  cast In his support with the Dunsmulr  government, the most corrupt administration that had ever held power In the  province, alleging as a reason that the  government had agreed to accept certain principles advocated by him, in its  lallway legislation. Yet Mr. Martin had  opposed   a   resolution that the   Coast-  lawyer, and while its authorship was  generally repudiated, there was reason  to suppose that it was drafted by somebody ' ln the house. Who was that  lawyer? Mr. Curtis thought lt reasonable to look for him among those prominent ln 'supporting C. P. R. Interests.  Hf. said that Mr. John Oliver had told  blm that Mr. Dunsmulr had made a  proposal to him, In Mr. Martin's presence, to go over and support the Canadian Northern deal, and that Mr. Martin  made no sign of disapproval at the suggestion. Was there a liberal, laborlte  or socialist present who would give  Eberts a vote? (Cries of "No.") Then  w hy should any of you vote for Joseph  Martin? The frauds started ln i901  in the middle of the' session over the  Southeastern Kootenay coal lands and  were -continued ever since, always oii  the lines of discriminating In favor of  the C. P. R. (Cheers and great confusion.)  HON. JOSEPH MARTIN.  eil the pi ore-dun- of collecting poll tax;  employeis keep It out of Iho wages  earned by the inen and handed It over  to the government. "Now you see, sir,  that If you didn't work you wouldn't  hnve to pny It." snld he. Those who  hold the privileges should pay the taxes.  He was content to leave the election of  the labor candidates to the electors on  October 3rd. Lnbor did not ask only  what was their due, so far as representation In the house was concerned. And  he considered It only fair that the labor candidates should be elected. (Applause,)  FRANCIS WILLIAMS  was well received.    "The Issues of this  a ninn who hns boon ihe consistent enemy of lubor for the past twenty j'enrs.  if the ('iitiiullun ninnnfaclui-crs could  hold the lein.s of government who would  control the franchises?  A Voice���Ask "Joe."  Mr. Williams���This same class of men  would contiol them, and they would  also. If they oould, curtail the voting  lianchise of the workers. He then dealt  with the special legislation enacted by  the legislature to show that little or nothing was ever done for labor. Compulsory arbitration was also gone Into at  some length, and he condemned thepro-  posed Mulock bill. Taking up the  land laws, he said the agrarian laws of  campaign were more Important than on Ithe British empire and Europe general-  linen  to wash that no time was left   never heard a word from any of the former elections," said he,  "and they   ly were derived from the Roman em-  Kootenay   road should   be   built   as a  government work,   which   was contrary  to one of the basic principles   of    his  platform, and had shown animus In favor of the C. P. R. by declining to support himself, Capt. Tatlow and others,  on the proposition thnt the road should  be a competitive one, and not controlled  by the C. P. It. He noted Mr. .Martin's  attack upon the Semlln government in  connection with the B. U. Southern land  grant,  and remarked that he was  the  li>sl   man  on  earth   who  .should   make  lefereiice to that matter, n.s he hnd   not  only supported the proposition to give  hcu lands, o naccount of the subsidy,  to the successors of that company but  had connived at an attempt to smuggle  thiough a bill which would have vitiated the 1 evoking legislation of the house,  and enabled the C.  P. R.  to filch the  East Kootenay conl nnd oil lands from  the province.     Under the Semlin government only a part ot one million and  a half acres involved in the B. C. South  ern subsidy was paid.     A large part of  it'was left over, and by the mutation  of  succession  and  changes of  orders,  these remaining lands were to go to the"  Columbia   & Western,   to   relieve   the  company of obligation,  which existed  under the other arrangement, to give  10,000 acres  to  the  Crow's  Nest  Coal  Company.    When this transaction was  As may be sure, Mr. Martin was received with considerable applause and  a great commotion.  *   He began ' his  speech by saying, "Let us assume that  Smith Curtis was right and I was wrong  in   supporting  the  Dunsmulr  government, then all the other members were  wrong.     I was no longer fit to be Mr.  Curtis' leader.     Yet Mr. McBrlde was  a   member of   the Dunsmulr   cabinet  when  all    these  railway    transactions  were going on, and when he left it, Mr.  Curtis supported him in opposition." He  opposed   the Coast-Kcotenay   railway  scheme because lt was advanced by the  wrong  class.      "I  say  I  opposed   the  grafters."     (Cries of "Oh! Oh!") Those  grafters were headed by E. V. Bodweli,  who was backed up by Curtis and Mc-  Bride.       Wlien Bodweli said that    he  was acting for Hill,  who  wanted, "to  build the railway, he (Martin) wrote to  ���that-gentleman"-and-received  a  reply  that Bodweli had no such Instructions.  The reason that Mr. Curtis parted company with him in the middle of the session ot 1901   wns  this:      "Curtis came  to me nnd snld thnt he saw Mr. Jaf-  frnydown east.     Mr. Jaffrny wants us  (referring to the Martin party) to stand  In with him.     Mr. Jnffray wants to go  Into politics In this country, and would  put up money to do so.    I told Mr. Curtis thnt 1 could not see how 1 could accept this because wo wore opposed  to  Cotton  giving these  lands  to Jnftrnj-.  Curtis said   'If we -stand   In with the  Crow's     Nest Pass  peoplo     when  the  elections come nlong we'll hnve lots of  moncj-.'    I opposed this, and thereupon  Curtis left our caucus."     If It was a  crime for him to Join Dunsmulr, It was  a crime for Curtis to join McBrlde, Tatlow-. Helmeken, McPhillips,.     Mr. Martin said he opposed Mr. Curtis' motion  for   government   construction   of  tlie  Coast-Koote'nny road because It was a  trick of that gentleman.    Five of them  agreed with Dunsmulr to support him  to get a proper redistribution bill and  Curtis knew this.  Mr. Curtis���I knew no such thing. .  Mr. Martin went on to say that he had  given his support to Mr. Dunsmuir he-  cause of a promise that a redistribution  consummated, Mr. J. C. Brown, a Martin follower, was a member of the Dunsmulr government, and responsible as  such for what was taking place. The  crown grants of August 10th. 1901,  were passed while Mr. Mm tin was supporting the government and has access  to Its councils. All other things aside,  his votes In the house proved the position he then occupied In that connection. When bill S7 came up, which proposed to grant 900,000 acres for the  fourth section of the Columbia & Western, to be selected anywhere In Yale or  Kootenaj*, and which would have given  them the coal lands, the grant of which  had been revoked, Mr. MeBride strongly opposed it, thus relieving himself of  any suspicion of belriff Influenced in  favor of the C. P. R. Mr. Martin, on  the other hand, supported the bill, urging that the company was entitled to,  the 900,000 acres which It pioposed to  give. The plea was set up that Mr.  Martin was a good man In opposition,  "but," remarked Mr. Curtis, "he was  In opposition, and flopped right over to  the government, and assisted In advancing these nefarious transactions." For  his record in Manitoba, the speaker confessed admiration of Mr. Martin, but "  to-day, he was nothing but a political  degenerate. He referred to the celebrated dinner at the Dallas hotel, and ���  Mr. Martin's attempt to keep him from  getlng to the house to oppose the bill,'  secretary, Hon. Mr. Goodeve, in such a, which Mr. G. McL. Brown Introduced  telling manner that the election of his! Into the house.     The bill, he said, bore j]  opponent was now'conceded.     The old}evidence of having been drafted by 'a  I  [Continued on Pact Two.] ' ������f'.i-f'i. -:'  THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY  OCTOBER 3, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT,  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IN   THE  TERESTS OF THE MASSES  BY  IN-  'HE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTIONS IN ADVANCE.  A week, 5 cents; month, 15 cents: three  months, 25 cents; six months, SO cents;  one year, fl.00.  ENDORSE�� BY THE  TRADES & LABOR COUNCIL OF VANCOUVER,  TRADES & LABOR. COUNCIL OF VICTORIA.  VANCOUVER   BUILDING   TRADES  COUNCIL.  The Independent can always bo had  st Galloway's book store, arcade.  ment has not asked much from the  trades unions of the city, and it should  not be necessary, but those who know  they are Indebted to this paper should  call at the olllce and pay up immediately; at the same time they should feel  that it is a dollar a year well spent, nnd  not look upon It as a charitable donation.  The good that labor papers do may  not be apparent to the average render,  but when we stop to consider that  there arc nearly 300 of them In the  United States and Canada, and new  ones nre launched from time to time,  they become a power.  WANTED���A CHANGE.  SATURDAY  .....OCTOBER 3,,1903  THE CLOSING CAMPAIGN.  Just before the electors cast their  votes we would like them to pause and  consider the labor ticket. If they do  they will Hnd that the three candidates thereon are all clean, honest  men, who possess some ability and  would make really good representatives  Jn the legislature were they given a  chance. Can any one who works for a  living find fault with the workingmen  for not taking up wilh the old parties  when thej- have so often been deceived  by them? Is it not a fact that practically no consideration -lias been given to  legislation drafted in the Interests of  labor? Is it not a fact that those who  direct great capital are better able to  secure all they deserve without special  legislative privileges, but yet receive  every consideration and protection possible by our legislators? Now, ls it  not fair to ask the voters to forward  the Interests of the work-people who  are not so well looked after? Their  needs should offer a wider field for progressive and useful effort. The laws  enacted, though complicated as they  may be, were devised to prevent the  -unscrupulous and powerful from overriding the' rights of the weak and unprotected. It Is now time they were  applied, and, where necessary, strengthened, and it Is to this end that we again  request that labor should be represented In the legislative assembly. If for  no other reason we hold lt would be a  great advantage to the government of  the day to have labor members of the  legislature with moderate views, whom  they could go to for information on  the labor situation and so be guided in  a spirit of fairness towards the workers of the country.  DELINQUENT SUBSCRIBERS.  For the first time since The Independent started, nearly four years ago, we  would request that our delinquent subscribers kindly send In their subscriptions. Individually one dollar a year is  not very much money to any one in  this countrj-, but collectively it means  a large amount to the management of  this paper.  Like all enterprises, it requires the  means of operation. The Vancouver  Independent is the only paper in the  city that can be depended upon to  espouse the cause of labor. It is the  only paper controlled by organized labor  and pledged to the cause. ���  While the writer lias endeavored to  present the side of the wage-earner ln  7a-'-dignlfied-nnd-conservatlve-way,-j-et-  hls every effort has been towards the  alleviation and education of the great  army of tollers. 'And while we have  upbraided the shylocks wc have ever  been-courteous lo legitimate combinations of capital and court a better un-  deratandlns with  thein.  As. stated before the running of n  labor paper needs support, the same  as nny other, und.this support should  be  In  money.     The present  innnage-  "Let well enough alone" should read  "Let III enough alone,"  If all we want is tory rule���  Which nothing condone.  Expenditures are greater than  Receipts, none can deny;  ;���'  "Let well enough alone" we're told.  And echo answers "Why?"  For twenty years the tories good  Much money have disbursed;  They've ruled the roost with high old  hand,  Of boosters they're the worst.  "Enough Is good as n feast," you know-  E'en If it should be prunes;  The party, as I said before,  Has been there many moons.  Then up, electors, good and true.  And change this tory song;  Let well enough alone" be hanged,  We've had it far too long.  BUZZFUZZ.  1B1HHID11  :X  (Continued From Pago One.)  LABOR MANIFESTO  The following manifesto haa been issued by the Labor candidate:  TO THE ELECTORS OF VANCOUVER:  Gentlemen,���In appealing to j-ou for  support ln the forthcoming general Provincial election, the Vancouver Labor  Party begs to make the following statement of its principles and policy:  For many years we have felt the want  of a definite Labor Party in the House,  whose specific duty should be to introduce  and support measures for the amelioration of the condition of the workers.  Hitherto, the workers, as such, have not  been represented In either the Provincial or Dominion Houses. Our legislators, while always elected by the vote of  the working classes, have always been  chosen from the ranks of the lawyers (tke  professional class), landowners, leisure  class, or large manufacturers (direct exploiters of labor), but never from the  ranks of the workers themselves. Therefore, and almost of necessity, our laws  have been made ln the Interest of the  moneyed and luxurious classes and those  who derive their incomes from them, viz.,  the professionals.  As long as this condition of affairs remains, we who from time immemorial  have been called the working class cannot expect to have more than the merest fragment of justice accorded to us by  legislative enactments.  In lieu of legislation ln our behalf, we  have to appeal to the "strike" because  we have no other weapon to fight with.  We realise that the "strike" ls clumsy,  uncertain and always more or less disagreeable and annoying to tho country.  The Vancouver Labor Party, therefore,  puts Itself on record as being ln favor  of legislative enactments to relieve the  working class from the unjust conditions  which now burden them. Ninety per  cent, of the population of British Columbia have no direct voice in making or  putting ln force the laws of the Province.  This ought not to be. That the trend of  the workers' movement ls in the direction of direct representation in Parliament by the workers themselves ls evidenced by the fact that a number of  working men have seats In the Imperial  Parliament; that Mr._?Puttee_has_been  .Ieeted on this issue to the Dominion  House, and Mr. Hawthornthwaite to the  Provincial Assembly.  Working men of Vancouver, be true to  yourselves and vote for the Vancouver  Labor Party on October 31st, 1903.  (Signed)      F. WILLIAMS, Tailor,  A. G. PERRY, Motorman.  .; J. EDWARDS, Machinist.  net  would  ue Introduced, and because  he considered It unwise tu force an election before that act was passed. Ho denied that he had endeavored to detain  Mr. Curtis with any "cultus" motive at  the Dallns   hotel dinner.     Thero was a  good feed und   Mr.    Curtis showed his  appreciation thereof uy staying to the  end of It.     As for the .suggestion that  the bill referred to \v��s drafted by lilm,  tliere was   no proof   offered,   and    Mr.  Curtis had  nothing    but his own suspicions to offer In support   of the suggestion. It might just as well have been  Mr. McBrlde,   or   Mr.    McPhillips, if a  lawyer at all. who did the work.       He  explained his support of the bill to give  the C.  P. R.  the option of taking the  Kootenay oil blocks as part of the Columbia &   Western    s-ubsldj-,    on    the  ground that he was unaware that   the  measure was open to that Interpretation.  He had never received any money from  Mr. Dunsmuir, and hnd no connection  with him beyond political relationship.  On one occasion, how aver, when he and  Mr. Curtis were hard up over a mining  deal, and needed J10.000 to tide over the  difflcultj-, Mr. Curtis had urged hlni to  borrow thc money from Mr. Dunsmuir,  whicli he (Mr. Martin) had refused to  do.    He admitted having supported the  grant of the land subsidy for the fourth  section of the Columbia & Western, and  Justified his action on the ground that  the company was entitled thereto, because of   the story about   an understanding having been reached between  the C. P. R., Messrs. Mackenzie & Mann  and the government, which  made the  contract binding.     In conclusion, Mr.  Martin   warmly  condemned   the  labor  party for bringing a  man in  for  the  purpose of defiling his character and  characterised  Mr.  Curtis as  being "a  thing," "an unprincipled cur."  Drysdiiie-Steveiisoii, Ltd,  ��������  No matter what the weather  conditions, the street or ready-to-  wear hat Is ever the same, always  in readiness, always attractive,  and never falling to Impart an  nlr of good taste and dignified  style.  In connection with our Fall  Millinery7 display we are showing  a magnificent range of these hats  personally selected by our representative while In New York.  See them���thej* stand unrivalled in the west.  Drysdalc-Stcvcnson, Ltd.  Hastings and Cordova Streets.  Our stock of men's underwear is now complete. Fleece-lined at $1.00 per  suit. Stripe medium weight, at $1.50 and 42.00 per suit.; Penman's Natural  Wool, i'2.30 per suit. English Natural Wool, $3.00 per suit up. Other makes  we carry are Cartwright & Warner's, Dr. Jaeger's linen mesh and silk under-  weur; also combination suits In various qualities. u  BOYS' UNDERWEAR  We have Just placed In stock 100 dozen of boys' underwear, the best value  we have ever shown; it Is elastic-ribbed, medium weight, soft, fleecy finish;  small sizes. "23c per garment; larger sizes, 35c nnd 40c; heavier weight, 40c and  uftc. Imitation Penman's from 50c up; Penman's, 60c up. Boys' sleeping  suits In all sizes, 50c. Boj-s' nightshirts and pyjamas in great variety. Before buying see these goods; they are great values.  Telephone 702.  &   STEWART,  309 to 315 Hastings St. W.  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS"  Telephone 1���a���5 for a fine Hvery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace Livery  Stables. ,  Strangers Within Our Gates  should  Include Trorey's as one of Vancouver's sights to he visited.  "Trorey's" has become a sort of public Institution In which every  ono comes and goes as he or she sees fit.  All are at liberty to enjoy ll to their" heart's content, no matter  whether on business bent or merely sight-seeing.  When you are ln you will perhaps become Interested In our collection of souvenirs.  Just a hint to one of our staff and j-our wants will receive immediate attention.  You are equally welcome to look or to buy.  Tbe Jeweler end  Diamond  Merchant  X COR. GRANVILLE AND tlA&TINflS STREETS. $  J     Official Watch Inspector of the C. P. B. Y  &W9+000.00000*00000 00.000000+000.90000  POLITICAL, ACTION.  One thing very striking In this contest Is that the movement on the part  of labor for political action Is influenced  bj- a deep feeling and desire of the  workingmen of moderate views for love  of order and system. Anglo-Saxon people all over the world, especially In England, are of this temperament, and this  i  has come to be very closely associated  with the law. A writer has said that  the strike and the boycott and the lockout are really systems of warfare and  for this reason seldom lead to permanent good. The great problem is the  orderly and lawful change of Industrial  and political Institutions to bring about  a condition of equality amongst men.  So long as political Institutions exist  their action will be considered the lawful, rightful movement of society, and  for this reason If a nation is really prof  gresslve and stands for the' .people  against privilege, its political forces  must represent its real life.  CORNER EASTINGS AND CAMBIE  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  Sew, modern *nd strictly flrstndass;  good sampla rooms; free 'bus. Week  days���Breakfast 7 to 10 a. m., lunch  19 m. to 1 p, m��� dinner, 6 to 8 p. m.  Sundays���Breakfast 7:80 to 10:80 a.  m., lunch 13:80 to 3 p. m., dinner, 6:801  to 7:80 p. m. Rates |a and upwards  per day. HAYWOOD & PRESCOTT,  Proprietors.  THERE IS  is:  Cigar Factory  NEW WESTMINSTER.  UNIVERSAL EIGHT-HOUR DAY. ,  The time Is not so far off when,elght  ���hours will be the' universal working-  day for wage-workers. The reform  was inevitable upon the general introduction of labor-displacing machinery.  Philosophers are discussing the effect  of the curtailment of production by the  cutting oft of a fifth to a quarter of  the work-day, but we think the .effect  will be wholesome. Men are not obliged in morals or interest to give up thcir  whole lives to physical toll. The richest countries are. not those where labor, is the incessan tlot of man. The  labor candidates are in favor, of an  eight-hour law. Don't forget to vote  for McLaren, Perry -and Williams.  UNION BARBER SHOPS.  John Slingerland���714 Robson street.  Army and Navy���338 Granville street.  "Elite������17 Hastings street, west.  Bon Ton���602 Hastings street, west  Commercial Hotel shop.  ;   Anderson'3���320 Cambie street.  J. A. Davidson���307 Cambie street  Savoy���137 Cordova street.  J.  A.  Miller�����08 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  Sunnyslde���Water street  Oyster Bay���300 Carrall street  Union���332 Carrall street  O.  K.���165 Hastings street east.  Glasgow���513 Westminster avenue.  D. P. Johnston���Barnard Castle, Powell street.  O. McCutcheon���Mt Pleasant  Laundering  Shirts and  \  Collars:  o  ,���has become.an art.at the Pioneer Steam Laundry.  If there is one tiling the Pioneer does well���does as well ns any  laundry on this continent���It Is  laundering 'shirt's and collars. '  PIONEER  Steam Laundry  910-91* Richards Streat. Tel. 848  Branch office in Arcada  . Tel. 1170.  ���HBnBHOBHBBBni  ELECTORAL   DISTRICT   OF   VANCOUVER CITY.  To wit: Public notice Is hereby given to the electors of the electoral district of Vancouver city, that ln obedience to His Majesty's writ to me dir-  UNION HOTELS.  Mint, Boulder, Palace, Dominion, Atlantic,   Clarence,  City,  Columbia,  Revere, Bridge, Queen's, King's, Eagle.  Hotel North Vancouver, finest summer resort on the coast Overlooking  Burrard Inlet  Bates moderate.  ected, and bearing the date the fifth  day of September, In the year of Our  Lord one thousand nine hundred and  three, I require the presence of the said  electors at the Cltj* Hall on the nineteenth day of September, at, 12 o'clock  noon, for the purpose of electing live  persons to represent them In the Legislature of this province.  ' The mode of nomination of candidates  shall'be as follows: Thc candidates  shall be nominated in writing, the writing shall be subscribed by two registered voters of the district a# proposer  and seconder, and by three other registered voters of the said district as assenting to the nomination, and shall  be delivered to ithe Returning Ofilcer at  nny time between the date of the proclamation and 1 p.m. of the day of  nomination, and In the event of a poll  being necessarj* such poll will be open  on the third day of October, at the old  Drill Hall, No. 109 Pender Street, of  which.every person is hereby required  to take notice and govern himself accordingly.  Given under my hand at Vancouver,  the third day ot September, one thousand nine hundred and throe.  R. B. ELLIS,  Returning  Officer.  THE BAKERS.  Proprietors of union bake shops ln  this city have received the international  union label, and will now sell bread  bearing the same. All union working-  men as well as others should ask for it  Tbe Oouqall House  810-813 ABBOTT STREET, VANCOUVER, B. O.  Restaurant and Bar. Breakfast 0 to  10, merchant*' lunch 11 to 3, 35c; dinner 5 to 8, 39c; lunchoa put up; eastern and Olympian oyitars;' short or-  dars a specialty at all hours;  meal ticket* $4; bast 35c. meal ln tha  city.     D. BURTON, Proprietor.  The"-���^7  of Fire or Injurv  Health when you usr  the  The price is now  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office of  819  SEYMOUR   STREET,     VANCOUVER.  Having tha only ap-to-dats grill room  in Brltiib. Columbia, which ln Itself is a  guarantee ot a flnt-clasa hotel and restaurant, Business Hen's LUNCH, from  13 m. te 3:80 p. m.. enly 35 cents.  CORNER CORDOVA AND, CARRALL  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  Hakes a specialty of Dewar's special  liqueur/ also Usher's black label liqueur  whiskey. Large itock of imparted and  domestic cigars. Finest billiard and  pool tables. R. B. MULLIGAN k.  CO., Proprietors.  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  DELICIOUS WSNE  Midi Exclusively tbok B. C. Fbcit.    |  FBE8H CUT FLOWERS. UNION-HADE  DOMESTIC CIGARS..  When making a trip around the  , Pari call on _  W. D. Jones '������*����**��*'  CLARENCE   HOTEL.  (Under new management)  JAS. W. MASSEJT. Proprietor.  Corner Pender  and   Seymour Sts.  One block from Post Office.   Flr8t-cla8B  dining room and bar; white help only.  Best English ales and porter in) town.  Rates, $1.00 per day.  ��� CITY HOTEL  H. ABBDOK, Proprietor.  49 Powell Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Terms 11.00 per day.  ���������������������������������������  | :   GEO. HAY   - ���  ���     Vancouver's    Pioneer    Clothes  .       Renovator, makes a suit new.  !  Dyeing ond Repairing.  9999999999999  UNION MADE  CIGARETTES  We, the undersigned, handle the  only UNION MADE CIGARETTES  made in Canada. KARNAC, V. C.  andT.&B.  S. HARCU8.  C. FORSBURG.  CHAS. PECK.  D. M'DONALD. :  R. L. RICE.  W. A. CAIJLAGHAN.  CHAS. M'DONOUGH.  W.J. McMillan & Co.  Wholesale Ageatt ferB.C.  Corner Alexander St. and Columbia Ave-  Vancou       B. C.  P. 0. BOX, 296. PHONE, 179.  lainier  ic  Work*  Importers and Bottlers  GORE AVE.   'PHONE 783.  SOLE AGENTS.  Meeting.  P. O. D.���VANCOUVER ASJRIE, No. t,  ' meets Wednesday evenings; -risttinfl  brethren welcome. Bert Parsons, W  P.; J. G. Ure. W. 8., Arcade.  Cost Sale  For Ten Days  Millinery, Blouses, Skirts,  Dress Goods, Swiss Muslins,  White Cottons, Prints, Ginghams. Flaneletts, Tablings,  Lace Curtains.  Otlier goods too numerous  to mention.   -  W. W. MERKLEY  307 WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  78 CORDOVA STREET.  Under new management. Dining  Room Unsurpassed. Everything Newly Renovated. RATES���JI a Day, Special Rate by the Week. Louis Adams  and James Guthrie, Proprietors.  Wlien you want Shoes made  to order or repaired  Thos 0. Mills, m Cambie  0IIW7   V. '*������"���'�� 0pC(mrtHonJ6  UNION SHOP. .SATURDAY  OCTOBER 3, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  FROM YMTWRIA.  The Hon. J. D. McNiven, M. P. P.,  Victoria.      That  sounds   well.      Mack  will sail Into the parliament buildings  through the main entrance, not through  .a "fish trap." ���  ,  Conservative forecast: Helmeken,  Hunter, McPhillips, Hayward.     Llber-  ,al:     McNiven,  Drury, Cameron,  Hall.  ���The "black cat" has slated the following  Minnas: McNiven, Drury, Cameron,  possibly Watters or Hayward.  has already received a bid from another contractor. It win be of material  benefit to contractors now In the field  to bear this in mind, and if they cannot  vork in harmony with the Union Ex-  i -'  eavatlng Company, at least /ilace no obstacles In their way. A consignment  of pipe will be here next week and moie  will follow.  CAMPAIGN XOIES  Elect  sheet.  labor nnd start  with  a  clean  The country has been exploited long  enough.  The grocers' association has threaten-  .eil to boycott Dixie Ross, the gioeor, be-  .cause he refuses to join the combination  .formed to fleece the public. If the  workingmen will take sides with Dlxl  .Kofs, the association will be pleased to  .call a truce.  But why the fish-trap Issue should be  brought so forcibly to the electors of  Victoria Is hard to conceive now that  the city seeks to establish a reputation  <xs a tourist resort. Tourists nnd fash-  fcnable hotels are what this city is after  -not canneries or sockeyes. The odors  emanating from such objectionable concerns would detract from Its value as a  pleasure resort. There Is no apparent  cause for the Introduction of the fish  ���.trap question so forcibly to the electors  ���ot Victoria unless it is, as a wag ro  marks: "The flsh traps that thc politicians are now setting in Victoria are  .intended to catch suckers and not salmon." ' We wonder what trap will be  net for the electors of 1907?  The genial bartender-of the Elk sal-  .oon, ever ready to catch on to a good  thing In thc matter ot gratifying the  palates of his patrons, lias concocted a  .cordial which he asserts is "the real  thing" as a vote catcher. It is on thc  jmarket as "Vine de Flsh Traps." Quite  .an 'attractive label decorates the bottle  and the figurlng'thereon is indicative of  the formulae that makes up thc contents. The label is in the form of a  .grape'leaf, the coloring of a deep orange, bordered with bright vermilllon.  In the centre Is 'a shield, in the right-  hand upper corner of which is a black  oat rampant.and ln the lower corner the  iigure of a warrior dormant. , The centre of the shield contains a harmonious  arrangement'of fish-hooks, cats' claws,  and bees' stings, neatly fastened with  a flash of chained lightning and the  whole ls surmounted with ��� the skull,  cross-bones and rising sun.'' A neat  scroll, bearing the Information, ."Nectar of the Gods," completes the label.  FISH TRAP CAMPAIGN.  Speculation as to the Issues to be presented to the voters uf the elty of Victoria ls over.     It wns thought at one  time thnt the Chinese question or some  old  bogus   railroad  scheme   would   be  dished up, and so they hnve, but in a  very mild form, and as presented cannot be considered    aa burning    Issues.  Perhaps  the  vivacity  with  which  the  property owners of Victoria devoured  the C. P. R. hotel bait had something  to do in Influencing the aspirants for  honors to hit upon the unique proposition of fish traps, as a, means of bring,  ing prosperity to this Impoverished province.     Flsh traps Is the Issue.     Flsh  traps   are   discussed   everywhere, and  the provincial campaign of 1003 will be  leng remembered as the "fish trap campaign."    How 'fish traps came to be an  issue  is hard  to  conjecture,  unless  It  is  because  thc  canners or  those  who  would derive benefit from the Innovation have made It worth while.     Fish  traps will be planted whether McBrlde  objects to it or Harry Helmeken'   approves of It, because tliere Is money In  the proposition, and money acts nowadays.    We fail to see how the introduction of llsh traps will benefit the province of British Columbia.  . On the contrary, i't'is believed that in a short space  of- time this -innovation will,  work a  great Injury to the province.    The fisheries, as at present conducted, cannot  be cited as a blessing to the province,  though  the industry is a  magnificent  bonanza to the ring that controls lt, and  to hundreds of Chinese,and Japanese  who are employed in lt?    To the white  fishermen  the  Industry might Just as  well be wiped out for, all the benefit he  receives from it.     If the- traps come,  and come they will,' fewer, Chinese and  J&ps will, be  employed-and'no white  men.    This at least will be a consolation so far as the.omployment of Asiatic  labor is concerned.  .But how about the  flsh?    With traps set round Vancouver  Island and on the American side the  salmon will soon.be as.scarce as the  buffalo is in the Noi thwest , and ,��� thc  United States, and that will be the end  of thc fisheries on the coast pf British  Columbia.        f   ,       ',     . 0;  Workingmen be loyal to your party on  October 3rd.  Elect lnbor to power and restore the  province's credit.  Remember the Columbia & Western  stciil on election day.  "Requiscat In  pace"  cry of "Billy Bowser."  ls  the rallying  The prohibitionists have no official  candidates running ln this campaign.  But Mr. J, C. Brown, the liberal nominee for Richmond, says that he Is In  favor of prohibition and will support a  bill to that effect.    '  The worklngmnn believes in taking  what he pays for. He made all the use  of the city hnll on Wednesday night as  was possible. It wns the biggest meeting ever held ln this city. Hundreds  were turned nway.  Vote for the labor candidates, who are  against n $5.00 poll tax.  The only party that will be true to  your Interests is the labor party.  "Thou shalt not covet, but grab or be  grabbed" is the old party version.  Smith Curtis handled Joseph Martin  as easily as Jeffries would a tramp.  Down with cliques and corporations,  and elect Williams, Perry and McLaren.  Mr. Bowser, to the workingmen-  "Don't disturb our peaceful slumbers.'  R. I. P.  The demagogues and anarchists are  even more dangerous to labor than the  capitalists.  Capitalists have had their day; now-  let labor have Its turn. Vote' the straight  labor ticket. s  'The old party candidates have completely lost their heads In their frantic  attempts to down labor.  It is very satisfactory to know that  all the political buzzards are opposed  to the labor" candidates.  'SEWER'CONNECTIONS. , .,  A few dagos, who have'had'a. monop  .oly of sewer connections for many  years, are somewhat upset'by the entry  .of the Union Excavating Company into  ,tbat business. That they are planning  .to hold the monopoly Is evident. The  Union -Excavating Company find that  Jt is a hard matter, to obtain sewer pipe  from the B. C. Pottery^Company,* and  investigation goes to prove that the  dagos have pull sufficient to secure all  pipe turned out by the company. Enquiries at Seattle reveals the fact that  lhe Clay Company, of,'that'city; 'liave  .an understanding with the local company not to sell pipe In the province of  British Columbia. 'Further Investigation of the cinch game'will reveal facts  that will make interesting reading.  ���There is lots of work In the sewer connecting business for all who-are"now  in the field for many j ears to come, and  the Union Excavating.Company! which  Js an auxiliary of the Laborers' Union,  ' enterB the field, not with the view of  jmtting others out of business by any  .means, but1 simply to provide work for  -its many members, who would other-  ���wlse be idle during the winter months.  - .Indeed,���we5-are-not-competitors-in^the  -true sense of the word, for it is a fundamental principle with the company that  (they offer no estimate to a party who  >������������������������  ft  9  ft  9  ft  9  ft  9  9  ft  9  ft  9  ft  9  ft  9  9  9  9  9   ���are  well  and  carefully  9  Fit and wear guaranteed.  I  >���������������  The Trades 'and Labor Council held  its regular, meeting on Thursday night.  Vice-president George Dobbin presided  and Secretaries Lllley and Harper were  in their places.. The attendance was  small, owing to the political meetings,  and only,routine business was transacted. '" ��M i'y \ , . ,, v  ' Credentials Were presenter! as'follows:  1 ��� Bakers and Confectioners���Thomas A.  Baxter.  .Electrical Worker^-C.' D. Newcombe  and H. Abercrombie, vice Geo. Cowling and?S. Harrison,' resigned.  Delegates took their seats.  From R. G. MacBeth, president of the  Lord's Day'Alliance, lequcstlng the appointment of delegates to convention."  Laid over for next meeting) owing to  small attendance.  San Francisco Labor Council wrote  that the hat Jobbing concern of Triest  & Co. had been declared unfair by that  body.     Received and endorsed.  Adjournment.  Our homestead laws badly need fixing. Vote for'Williams, McLaren and  Perry, the labor candidates.    '  ( This paradise of grafters Is discredited abroad, and the enormous permanent  debt of the province Is not a very good  advertisement to Intending unaided im  migration. Vote the labor party ticket  nnd change all this.  Our Victoria Advertisers.  tbe advertising pages of The Independent will reveal to trades unionists  In Victoria the tradesmen who are in practical touch with them, and they  will naturally govern themselves accordingly ln making purchases.  The prophecies of the tories and grits  oif a sweeping victory are all "hot air,"  of the most gaseous variety. The labor  candidates will make these old party  plugs hunt their holes on October 3rd.  Labor is bound to win.  Hon. Captain Tatlow says that the  past three of four governments were  dominated by liberals, and that accounts for their many sins. What  about the legislature? The whole outfit should be replaced by labor candidates.  Mr. Cotton, discussing the adoption of  federal party lines, said that the conservative policy was practically Identical  with that of the old provincial party. If  that is so the "new" conservative aggregation will snuff out just like the  provincial party.  The workingmen can win this election  If it were not for the workingmen themselves. For right down deviltry the  way the extremists are conducting  themselves ln some quarters against the  labor party, nothing can be so mean,  low and contemptible.  PHONE 908    .  Union Excavating Company  J. f. MURPHY Mgr.,  Sewer Connections, General Excavating, Cesspool  Cleaning, Etc. Prices Moderate. All Work  Promptly Attended to.   Estimates given.  Office t   CHPIBE CIGAR STOBE  No. 105 Douglass Street  SATISfACTION GUARANTEED  Victoria, B. C  Victoria Union Directory.  VICTORIA LABORERS' PROTECTIVE  Union, Federal No. 2.���Meets first and  third Friday ln Labor Hall, room 1  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. Cox, Lee 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 tl per day and upwards.  Free Bua.   ' relephone."  ...J. T. JONES...  Empire Cigar Store  Free Reading Room and Headquarters of the  Laborers-  Protective  Union.  105 Douglas Street, Opposite Labor Hall',  VICTORIA, B.C.  U7 GOVERNMENT STREET.  Men's and Boy's Clothing, Boots and  Shoes.   Union Store.   Union Clerks.  tsr Lowest-priced outfitters ta the  City of Victoria.   Give us a call.  Provincial  B- at     +4     ���f.   ���  Exhibition  The present deplorable financial con  dltlon of the province is due to the gang  that McBrlde Is associated with. ���  In. 1902. the province had'spent In excess'of revenue $729,448. Keep the  spendthrifts out of office and put in labor.  There is a curfew ln Vancouver for  boys. There should be one for the  yahoos who disturb ���the political meetings.  At last you are discovered, Joseph  Martin. You are a "political proposition." Thanks to Mrs. Smith, ithe socialist.  Mr. Maegowan referred to the need  for a stable government. He should  have added it will be a regular stall for  horses���  The conservative platform says nothing against land grants. . The labor  candidates are opposed to land grants.  Vote for them.  What have the people to show for  the Increased taxation of the province  by the old Dunsmuir gang.'now led by  the Hon. "Dick"?    Nothing.  Not one' cent out of the three-quarter  million dollar overdraft for 1902 was  spent for free sehoolbooks. But it'was  scent on vote-catching schemes.  For the first time in the history ot  the province the government represents  a political party-line movement. But  thej: come before the electors without a  policy or consistent principles. The labor party ls different. Its policy and  principles are clearly defined.  The late AV. E. Gladstone knew what  he wsb talking about when he said that  "trade unions are thc bulwarks of mod-  erri'/iemoeracles." Workingmen, stand  by your friends, and vote for McLaren,  Perry' and Williams, who are all union  men, in favor of union principles.  '  The old capitalistic parties know no  motive but Interest and% self-aggran-  dlsoment: by their very actions they acknowledge no criterion but success;  they worship nothing but ambition and  the>lmighty dollar; and with the devotion of a Shylock they kneel at the  shrine of their idol, the god of gold.  They had had the good conservative  wine mixed with the grit vinegar, and  the; result had been a nauseating dose,  say's Hon. Charles Wilson. Worse than  that, Mr. Wilson. From the blue blazes,  at-times, the mixture must have been  very alcoholic. ?Labor will come out on  top' after all this fermenting process.  Overalls  and  Shirts  made.  Union  label on every garment.  ASK  FOR  THEM.  ���THE-  .0  ft  9  ft  9  ft  9  (LIMITED.)  The oldest Union  Overall Fie- ^  tory in the West. ft  MAW'S BLOCK, WINNIPtO, MAN.     1  �������������������������������������������������*a����  CIVIC COMMITTEES.  ���Flnance^AldrMdQneen���(chairman),  Grant," McGuigan, Brown, Wood. Meets  every Friday at 4 p. m.  Fire and Police���Aid. Brown (chairman), Grant, McQueen, WIlBon, Morton. Meets second and fourth. Tuesday  at 4 p. m.  Board of Health���Aid. McGuigan  (chairman), Grant, McQueen, Macpherson, Mprton. Meets first and third  Wednesday at 4 p. m.  Water and Market���Aid. Wood  (chairman), Bethune, Cook, Wilson,  Macpherson. Meets second and fourth  Wednesday at 4 p. m.  Board of Works���Aid. Bethune  (chairman), Cook, Wilson, Macpherson,  Morton. Meets every Thursday at 4  P. m. ���  UNION DINING ROOMS AND RESTAURANTS.  . Bloomf[eld's, Saddle Rock, Atlantic,  Savoy, Palace, Globe, Elite, Strand  Cafe, New York Kitchen, English Chop  House, Oyster Bay, Norden, Lighthouse, Columbia, Great Western, Gold,  Terminus, Regina, Favorite Coffee  House, Williams' Coffee House.  Thomas Hunter, the contractor on the  new Drysdale-Stevcnson block, on  Hastings street, is busy tearing down  the old store. This firm hopes to he in  their? new .home the early part of the  year." *  A' general railway act, on the lines  of public ownership, ls badly needed in  this province. The labor candidates  will work with this end ln view.  Give the devil his due. It was Joseph Martin who secured to the province  the present redistribution act, the best  one-ever-passed-by-the-legislature.^-  Not "time for a change" but "time for  a rest," says the Ledger. The "solid  five" evidently believe In the. refrain,  "Please go awny nnd let us sleep."  Union men, as well as all other workingmen, bo true to yourselves for one  election, nnd mark your ballots ln favor of Williams, Perry and McLaren.  By electing the labor candidates the  government policy of providing jobs and  places Ior political partisans and hangers-on will be reversed, nnd ability alone  will be considered.  Workers, do#j-ou know that the civil  service costs too much, nnd thnt you  pay the money to keep it up? On October 3rd. turn out the ring that allows  this costly state of affairs.  Prior, Eberts, McBrlde & Co. What  a beautiful combination; all lineal descendants of Turner, Davie, Dunsmulr  & Co. And where will "Dick" be now  with regard to land grants?  The labor party Is a protest against  the decree of the business policy of the  old parties .that wages must follow  prices and that prices should know no  law but the competition between  tradea    Regarding the protective legislation  for coal miners, which was enacted as  far back as 1891, at the instigation of  Messrs. Thomas Keith and Thomas Forster. the then labor members for Nanalmo. the succeeding governments never  enforced the law. How can working-  men consistently vote for any but the  labor candidates?  UNDER THB AUSPICES OF THE ROYAL    AGRICULTURAL  '  AND INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY OF B. C. WILL BE HELD AT  WESTMINSTER, B. C.  Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. I and 2  $20,000 ���\ffiSfcZ'   $20,000  OPEN TO THE WORLD. A Round of pleasure for four whole days.  LACROSSE TOURNAMENT, SHAMROCKS, OF MONTREAL, VANCOUVER LACROSSE CLUB, WESTMINSTER LACROSSE CLUB, FIRE  WORKS, BASEBALL, CHILDREN'S SPORTS, MAGNIFICENT ILLUMINATIONS, GRAND CONCERT EACH EVENING AND SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS.  Monster excursions from all points at greatly reduced rates.  No entrance fee charged for exhibits.  Executive���T. J. Trapp, president; Aid.  Sinclair, Aid. Holmes, Aid. Wilson, G. D. Brymner, W. J. Mathers, R. F. Anderson, W. R. GlUey, L. A. Lewis, D. S. Curtis, J. A. Cunningham.  T. J. TRAPP, "   W. H. KEARY,  President. Manager and Secretary.  EVERY KIND OF-  9  9  9  9,  ��� ���  ��� ,  e  e.  ��  e  j Job Printing Done \  Isn't it marvellous how easy lt Is to  ���fill, up the organs of the old parties  with stuff they want to believe about  labor candidates?     And they have no  more regard for their reputations as reliable and honest newspapers than to  publish such rubbish. With fiendish  glee they gloat over self-evident rot  about the labor party on every occasion  it Is possible.  It Is very amusing to note one speaker after another of the old parties get  up and say that they "firmly believe in  party government," BUT���with the accent on the hut���were no less firmly  convinced that when circumstances  nros? which tended to menace the public (private Is meant) interest the party  ties should be cast to the winds. In  the face of such conflicting statements,  how can any one with common horse  sense vote for any but the straight labor candidates?  "Dick" McBrlde certainly needs no  nerve tonic when he says that his government is entitled to the support of all  those who favor "peace, prosperity and  progress in the province." The labor  party favors peace and plenty to all,  but not to the few. Tlie tories would  have the public believe that labor is  alone to blame for the unsettled state  of affairs existing in British Columbia,  Wage-workers are on to this little game  of "let well enough alone,"' and will  vote accordingly.  SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.  Independent   Printing  Co'y  *   112 HASTINGS STREET, OVER BARR AND ANDERSONS,  a  ��  _���_��� 99 9 o ��� ��� e_e e a_��� ��o>r��������i 91���� ������������������� o ��� ��� ��� ��� a ��� ��� e ��� ���:  Jack White  Por Fine Photos  �������<  >��������  14 CORDOVA ST. W.  llou- In tho world any man can vote  for the old party candidates In the face  of past experiences passes all understanding. Their records alone In giving such fabulous aids to railways and  the burdens laid by them on thc people  without anything like adequate returns  should be suttlclent to Induce n loyal  support  to  the  labor  candidates.  The reason now given by the tories  for bringing on the elections a month  earlier than was at flrst decided upon  was that there was no money in the  treasury, and the country had gone  broke. The real reason was that lt was  a put-up job by Dick McBrlde to outwit  the grits in their organization work.  Fortunately, it did not affect the labor  ���party, who was looking for something  of this sort to turn up. ���  In sheer desperation tho old parties  and tholr apologists, apparently, ore.determined In their efforts to crush tha  strong array of facts and truths against  them, to go in for a systematic campaign of misrepresentation and suppression and distortion of truth without any regard for their characters or  the sake of respectability, or even common decency.  The tories are making a great stir  about the dominion government refusing to enact that Chinese and Japanese  be not allowed to work on the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific. The  conservatives, as a party, ln the senate,  opposed Chinese restriction. Dunsmuir  employs tbem by the hundreds in the  mines to- 'the cost of many bereaved  families. Vote against tha old humbug  parties and elect the labor candidates.  j i  dHainTirnHi  itmSa  MUMWIWH THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY  ....OCTOBER 3, 1903  Use Kynoch Brand of loaded Shot-Shells.    They are  the most reliable on tlio market.  We have every thing necessary for the sportsman.  Call and examine our slock.  Temporary Address :   412 Cordova Street, West  IXXI  Important tn architects, builders and  real estate owium-s and all persons contemplating building. Tho following Is a  list of reliable- contractors of buildings  employing union men only, and who are  on friendly tonus with their employees.  No danger of strikes or defective construction of buildings in charge of these  contractors:  VANCOUVER AND VICINITY.  CARPKN'TEUS.  Astell. R., Eveleigh stieet.  linker. G. B., CMS Eighth avenue east.  Baynes & Morrle, 130't Pender street.  Bell,  II. G., GTS Granville stieet.  Blackwell & Billings, 142S Beach  avenue.  . Brooks,  David,  corner    Homer   and  Robson streets.  ���  Cline, William, & Son, 320   Westminster avenue.   ���  Cornish & Cooper, Seymour street.  Davidson, B., 1037 Thurlow street.  Dixon & Lyte, Seymour street.  Dowse & Carver, Hastings street.  Fox, J. M., Campbell avenue.  Fraser & Brehaut, Seymour street.  Griffiths, M. C, 1249 Davie street.  Griffiths, Jos., corner Seventh avenue  and Cedar street.  Hepburn, W., 922 Burrard street.  Hobson, Edward, 163C Davie street.  Horrobin, Thos., 8 Dufferin street  west  Hunter, Thos., 1106 Melville street.  - Layfleld, Ji, Ninth avenue, Fairview.  Lyons & McCall, Ninth avenue and  Heather street.  Macpherson & Sinclair,, Barnard and  Campbell avenue.  Mathison, J. P., 351 Robson street.  Mills, C. F., 934 Davie street.  MaKlnnon, Thos., 514 Pender street.  McLcod, Rod., 658 Howe street.  Perkins & Chase, 713 Prior street.  Perry, Chas., 643 Howe street.  Purdy & Lonergan, 515 Georgia street.  Robinson, John, TOG Westminster  avenue.  Scholleld,  Geo.,  Dunsmulr street.  Sharp, Allan, 606 Pender street.  Shlndler, C. P., 1112 Nelson street.  Tardif, P., 984 Burrard stieet.  Wilson, Hugh, 39 Seventh avenue  east.  Williams, J. C, 1054 Ninth avenue,  Falrview.  BRICK AND STONE MASONS.  Adams, A., 523 Richards street.  Cook, Fred, 647 Hornby street.  Ellison & Tolman, City.  Forshaw, R. P.,' 821 Hornby street.  Gibb, David, 1259 Robson street.  Hay Bros., 1283 Burrard street.  Hicks, A., Carl avenue.  McPhail, ���., Colonial hotel.  Rogers, Jonathan, Hastings street.  Saul, David, 1455 Georgia street.  Tossell, C, 1262 Hornby street.  Walion &   Kellman,  1255   Hastings  street.  ELECTRICIANS.  Campbell, D., Arcade, Hastings street.  Cope & Frey, Hastings street.  Barber, A. E. & Co., Granville street.  Hinton Electrical Company, Granville street.  Mitchell, R. & Co., 509 Westminster  avenue.  IATHERS.  Macey,  Geo.,  1665    Seventli    avenue  west.  Newberry, Jos., 502 Hawks avenue.  t����������������������������9������������  The Salt  | of Life  is business. Wo want moro of  i it. We'll get it if an out and out  i bargain will fetch it.  How Is This  A two-quart  Hot Water Bottle  or  Fountain Syringe  75c.  | The McDowell, Atkins,  Watson. Co., Ltd. liability |  UP-TO-OATE DRUGGISTS. @  &&$����<!)������������������B������������  SOMES ILAIBOR 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. 8. 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,_bj*__Geo.rge_Gun-i  ton.  Democracy, by Beatrice and Sydney  Webb.  Relations of Employer and Employee  (Symposium),  by John P. Peters.  Annals of American Academy of Political and Social Science, July issue,  1902.  ���Land and Labor, by Wm. Godwin  Moody.  Social Unrest, John Graham Brooks.  And others too numerous to mention.  Labor Eight  Annals of Toll, by J. Morrison Davidson.  Letters of Love and Labor, by Samuel IM. Jones.  RIGS AND SADDLE HORSES Always on hand at Hotel North Vancouver.  UNION EXPRESS���Phone 1354. Cor-  Abbott and Hastings streets. Prompt  attention to all calls.  i'ou may think it's a joke, but It's a  fact. Buy a home for yourself with  less than you are now paying for rent.  That's what the Union Loan and Investment Company, Limited, Flack  Block, Vancouver, B. C, Is doing under  their new co-operative system. Without a contract you -are losing money  every day. With a contract you are  saving money and purchasing a home.  PAINTERS,    DECORATORS   AND  PAPER-IIANGBRS.  Baker, U., 1319 Howe streot.  Hishop, F. P.. 72S Pender street.  Ruchnnnn & White. Hastings street  wist.  Clarke & Jones', 212 Prliu-ess street.  Clarkson & Mnyne, G07 Pender street.  Cornish & Cooper, Seymour streot.  Cummings, C, SIT Howe street.  Dixon & Lyto. Seymour street.  Flemish Finishing Co., Granville  street.  Foster, N. Cl.. Granville street.  Gitskill, G., Hastings street east.  Gauley, D. L., Cambie street.  Graham, A. C. 1111 Seymour street.  Hodgson, A., 422 Hastings street.  Llge & Morse, Seventh avenue, Fair-  view.  Jordan & McCubbin, 272? W'estmnlster  avenue.  Kenrsley, F.   ���  Langdale, J. R., S13 Seymour stieet.  Llmpus & McDonald, 208 Barnard  street.  McDonald & Sykes, Room .">, 040 Robson street.  McGee & Fraser, 21 Thirteenth  avenue, Mount Pleasant.  McKay, R.,' 514 Pender street.  Muller, H., 103 1-2 Cordova street.  Rogers, Jonathan, Hastings street.  Ross, A., 135 Twelfth.avenue west.  ��� SpIIlman & Todd, Granville street.  Stanley, W., Hudson's Bay Co.  Whatmough, G., corner Seaton and  Burrard streets.  Willson, W. T.  PLASTERERS.  Astel, James, Eveleigh street.  Adams, J., 737 Church street.  Barker, B.  Borland, J., 1934 Nelson street.  Coleman, J., Fifth avenue, Fairview.  Fuller, Geo., 305 Pender street.  Handy, L., Eighth avenue and Heather street.  Macey, Samuel, Seventh avenue, Fair-  view.  McLean, A., 339 Powell street.  Stebbings, A. R.. 108 Harris street.  SHEET METAL WORKERS AND  ROOFERS.  Burke, A. J., 334 Howe street.  Bell, Thomas, 717 Westminster avenue.  Flett, John A'., 330 Hastings street  west.  Hodgson & Stearman, Granville street.  McLennan, McFeely & Co., Cordova  street.  Ralph, Wm., 126 Hastings street west.  Wilband, E. S��� 46 Hastings' street  west.  LABOR LITERATURE..  All workingmen and others should  read the following pamphlets issued by  the American Federation of Labor:  Organized Labor, Its Struggles, Its  Enemies, an-1 Fool Friends, by Samuel  Gompers.  Some Real ons for Chinese Exclusion.  History ol Trade Unions, by Wm.  Trant and P- J. McGuIre.  Eight Hour Primer by Geo. E. Mc-  ���ielll.  Economic .ind Social Irnportanoe ot  the Elght-h iur Movement, by Geo.  Gunton.  Philosophy of the Eight-hour Movement,   by Lemuel Danryld.  Eight-hour Workdiw. by Samuel  Gompers.  What Does Labor Want, by Samuel  lompers.  Phllosoph v . if Trade Unions, by Dyer  D. Lum.  The "Philosophy or the Labor Movement," by Geo. E. McNeill.  Whnt 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 XV. Blair.  Condition of Women Workers, by Ira  M. Van Etten.  Why  We  Unite.  Report of Discussion on Political Program, Denver Convention, 1894.  No Compulsory Arbitration, by Samuel Gompers.  VANCOUVER .TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION, NO. 226, meets the 4th Monday ln  each month at Union Hall. President,  W. J. MacKay: vice-president, S. J. Gothard; secretary, W. H. Hunt, P. O. Box 60;  treasurer, John Watkins; sorgeant-nt-  nrms, James Webster; executive committee, Ralph Wilson, A. W. Flnbow, N.  Cleland and P. Kellas; delegates to  Trades and Labor Council, Robert Todd,  Georgo Bartley,  Geo. Wilby.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION.���  Meets second and fourth Wcdncsdny of  ench month In Sutherland Ilall, corner  Westminster Avenue and Hastings  Street, at S p.m." President, James McGuigan; vice-president,'A. G. Elliott; recording secretary. A. G. Perry, 33 Seventh avenue, Mount Pleasant; financial  secretary. Ed. Cozens; conductor, J. lladg-  cr: warden, A. J. Wilson; sentinel, A. M.  Harris; delegates to Trades and Labor  Council, J McGuignn, A. J. AVilson, R.  I3r>��!i, 0. Bennett, F. C. O'Brien.  THE RETAIL CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets ln O'Brien's Hall, ths first and  third Tuesdays of each month. J. A  Murray, president; W. J. Lamrick, secretary, 248 Prlnces3 street.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF  Machinists, Beaver Lodge. No. 1S2.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesdays In  each month In the Lesser O'Brien Hall.  President, Geo. r. Downey: past president. J. R. Edwards; vice-president, II. J.  Littler; recording secretary, J. H. McVety; financial secretary, J, Anderson.  A. F. OF L. CONVENTION.  Tie call for thc annual convention of  the American Federation of Labor was  ios.ur-d last week. The convention will  mpcii. In Faneuil hall, Boston, on November llth. The basis of representation is  given and a special appeal Is made, considering the importance of the move-  meat and the needs and duties of the  hour that nil unions shall be representee] in full strength. A list of hotels  where arrangements for the entertainment of delegates have been made is  given. The call Is signed by President  Goumers and attested by Secretary  .Morrison and tlie six vice-presidents  and the treasurer.  Vancouver Union Directory.  THE VANCOUVER TRADES AND  Labor Council meets first and third  Thursday ln each month, at T.S0 p.m.  President, W. J. Lamrick;,vlce-presWent,  Geo. Dobbin; secretary, F..J. Russell; financial secrotary, J. L. Lllley; treasurer,  A. N. Harrington; sergeant-at-arms, J. C.  Korr; statistician, J. H. Perkins; trustees, Messrs. Pound, Cross and Thompson; executive committee, Messrs. Georg*  and Gothard.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION. No. 113, XV.  F. M.���Meets every Saturday at 7.30 p.  m. ln Forester's Hall, Van Anda. President, F. Hall; vice-president, J. Linklat-  cr; secretary, J. P. Lawson; treasurer, A.  G. Deighton; conductor, J. Ritchie; warden, James Kirkncss.  SHIRT WAIST AND LAUNDRY  WORKERS' UNION, No. 105.-Meets  every 2nd and 4th Thursday In each  month in Union" hall. President C. N.  Lee; vice-president, M. Whitmore; corresponding secretary, W. Sharp; financial  secretary, W. Young; treasurer, Miss Lo-  mie; delegate to Trades and Labor Council, C. N. Lee, Geo. Rowlands, W. Lald-  law, R. Coltart.  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD Ol  Electrical Workers. Vancouver Local,  No. 213���Meets second and fourth Wednesday ln each month In O'Brien's Hall. President, A. McDonald; vice-president, J  Dubberley: recording secretary, S. W  Huston; financial secretary, H. V. Ran-  Rln.  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD  of Blacksmiths' Union, No. 151, meets  ln the O'Brien hall on the lst and  3rd Mondnys of each month, at S  o'clock p.m. President, Robert Gray;  Financial Secretary, Charles McAllister; Recording Secretary, D. Robinson, Box 37, Vancouver, B. C.  %9%0Hmi9X*X9mHi9Hi9Hi9Hx9i  PHONE 1220A.  Dixon & Lyte  Carpenters & Joiners  1   534-540 Seymour St.  Between Pender and Dunsmuir Sts.  AU kinds of work in this line promptly attended to.  Conservative Platform  WAITERS AND WAITRESSES' UNION  Local No. 38. President, Charles Ov*r;  vice-president, A. N. Herrlngton; secr��-  tary-treasurer, J. H. Perkins; recording  secretary. Miss A. Scuitto; Press agent,  W. Ellender. Meeting overy second Friday ' evening at 8.30 o'clock ln Union  Hall, corner Homer and Dunsmulr streets  JOURNEYMAN TAILORS' UNION OF  America, No. 17S.���Meets lst and 3rd  Mondays in room No. 1, Union Hall. President, C. L. Whalen; vice-president, H.  O. Burritt; secretary, F. Wllljams, 1S14  Seventh avenue, west; secretary-treasurer, J. Savage: sergeant-nt-arms, Mr.  Lavilette; delegates to Trades and Labor  Council, Messrs. Whalen, Williams and  Lavilette.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNATIONAL Union, No. 120���President, E. Harpur; vice-president, J. Gil-  man; corresponding-financial secretary,  J. A. Stewart, 44?, Hastings St. E.; re-  corder.-^W.^L. _Aylesworth ;_treasnrer,  G. Bower; guide, W. Bushman; guardian, O. E. Jacques; delegates to T. & L.  Council, E. Harpur and J. A. Dlbden.  Meets first and third Wednesdays of  each month ln Union Hall.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS AND JOINERS - Meets  every second and fourth Wednesday In  Union hall, room 2. President, George  Adams; vice-president, J. P. Dubberley;  recording secrotary, U. Chaplin, 2G1 Princess street; financial secretary, E. J.  Moore; treasurer, L. C. De Wolfe; conductor, James F. Gray; warden, J. G.  Tlngley; delegates to T. nnd L. Council,  Geo. Dobbin, George Adams, A. E. Coffin, L. C De Wolfe nnd Murray; delegates to tke Building Trndes Council.  Messrs. McMurdo and Murray; alternates, McLaren and Walker.  TEAM DRIVERS' INTERNATIONAL  UNION, No. 409���Meets first and third  Wednesday In ench month In Union hall.  President, Geo. Dunlop; vice-president, S.  Cawker; secretary-treasurer, D. Mclver;  recording secretary, A. E. Soper, . 539  Hornby street; warden, C. B. Hlgglnson;  conductor, T. E. Bugbee; trustees, C. B.  Hlgglnson, R. Heywood, A. Robinson;  delegates to Trades and Labor Council.  A. E. Soper, Geo. Dunlop, C. B. Hlgglnson, J. J. Harrison, J. C. Kerr.  BUILDERS' LABORERS' FEDERAL  UNION, No. 32, Vancouver.���Meets every other Tuesday evening, at 8 o'clock,  in the large room. Union Hall. President,  J. Sully; vice-president, W. Lyons; secretary, H. Sellers, Western Hotel; treasurer,  J. Cosgrove; warden, H. Chapman; conductor, J. Gunderson; delegates to Trades  & Laibor Council, J. Sully, G. Payne, J.  Co"sgrove and H. Sellers; delegates to  Building Trades Council, J. Sully and J.  Cosgrove.  (Adopted at Revelstoke, Sept. 13, 1902.)  1. That this convention renttirms the  policy of the party in matters of provincial roads and trails; the ownership  and control of railways and the development of the agricultural resources of  the province as laid down in the platform adopted in .October, 1899, which  is as follows:  "To actively aid in the construction  of trails throughout the undeveloped  portions of the province and the building of provincial trunk roads of public  necessity.  "To adopt the principles of. government ownership of'railways in so far  as the circumstances of the province  will admit, and the adoption of the  principle that no bonus should be  granted to any railway company which  does not give the government' of the  province control of rates over lines bo-  nused, together with the option of purchase.  "To actively assist by state aid in the  development of the agricultural resources of the province.  2. That in the meantime and until  the railway policy above set forth can  be accomplished, a general railway net  be passed, giving freedom to construct  railways under certain approved regulations, analogous to the system that  has resulted in such extensive railway  construction in the United States, with  so much' advantage to trade and commerce.  3. That to encourage the mining industry, the taxation, of metalliferous  mines should be on the basis of a percentage on the net profits.     -  4. That the government ownership of  telephone systems should be brought  about as a first step in the acquisition  of public utilities.  5. That a portion of every coal area  hereafter-to-be-dlsposed-of-should-be  reserved from sale or lease, so that  state owned mines may be easily accessible, if their operation becomes necessary or advisable.  G. That in the pulp land leases provision should be made for reforesting  and that steps should be taken for the  general preservation of forests by  guarding against the wasteful destruction of timber.  7. That the legislature and government of the province should presevere  in the effort to secure the exclusion of  Asiatic labor.  8. That the matter of better terms In  the wny of subsidy and appropriations  for the province should be vigorously  pressed upon the Dominion government.  9. That the silver-lend Industries of  the province be fostered and encouraged by the imposition "of Increased  customs duties on lead and lead products imported into Canada, and that  the conservative members of the Dominion house be urged to support any  motion introduced for such a purpose.  10. That as Industrial disputes almost  invariably result in great loss and injury both to the;parties directly concerned and to the public, legislation  should be passed to. provide means for  an amicable adjustment. of such disputes between employers and employees.  ,11. That it Is advisable to foster the  manufacture of the raw products of the  province within the province as far as  practicable by means of taxation on  the said raw products, subject to rebate of the same in whole or part when  manufactured In British Columbia,   ���'  '.,������' i f-  Don't be Careless!  Don't start your wheel on the new season's work without a  thorough overhauling. It will add much to yo-ur comfort and security and will cost you but little. We have a thoroughly up-to-date  bicycle repair department.  ��� Bv^H-iffa a, 326 Hastings St.  Stoves, Ranges ancTK-tchen Furniture.  'ii.  ���<���-  M  M  a  <���  \l:  if  it-  1    .   . *t  Desirable   Heating   Stoves  Owing lo the scarcity of hnrd coal In Vancouver this Fall, good heating  .stoves will be at a premium ere long. McLennan, McFeely & Co. still have a  very good assortment of both coal and wood stoves to choose from, that will  burn either soft coal, coke or wood. If you buy now you can get what you  want; if you put it off until Inter you may have to take what you can get. A  very nice line of cheap air-tight wnod-sioves on hand.  Store open every Saturday evening.    .  McLennan, McFeely ���� Co.  LIMITED  ISS Cordovil Street  'Phone 4 I.  0X9X9X9X9X9X9X9X9X9X9X*9X9X9X9Hi+}mi9H(0Hi0Hi*Hl+z  5'  FOR THE GARDEN  I  H  ir  \l  \i  *  i  n  i!  9  ii  9.  ��  <���  ii  n  ii  n  ii  n  ii  l\  i  ���  it  ii  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 j��  space to do that. They  must be seen, and the  price tags will make no  heavy drain on your ,*  pocket book.  Vancouver Hardware Co.,  339 Hastings Street.  (SXsXsXs)������������^  09  ...CASCADE.  " The Beer Without a Peer."  $1 Doz. Pint*  $3 Doz. Quarts  FOR SALE AT ALL FIRST-CLASS  LIQUOR STORES, HOTELS  AND SALOONS  I Vancouver Breweries, Ltd. 1  �� Vancouver, B. C.  Q        and tor sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Hotels.  g   Travellers' Samples of Boys' Clothing  I       Boys'~2~and~3-Ple'ce~SuItsrNorfolk_Jackets~nnd~Double-Breastea~  j Suits for from 5 to 10-year-old chaps.  j       Three-Piece Suits in Single and Double-Brenstecl, for Boys from  110 to 14 years.   ..  I       .Reefer Jackets, Overcoats and Ulsters for the little fellow at five  I years, and for his older brothers on up to 14 years of age.  I       These are the samples we bought from a traveller of one ot our  J most reliable clothing manufacturers, and when you Ienrn that we are  j offering them to you at the maker's  regulnr  prices,   you'll   think   it  j wise to bring your boys here as soon ns possible nnd fit them out for  \ the winter.  JOHNSTON, KERFOOT ���� CO.  104 and 106 Cordova Street.  Trunk Store 127 Hastings St., 0|i|>. Wm. Ralph's.  mmMmmmmummiumm,  &BLS  RAINIER BEER  Is a glorious summer beverage���quenching  and satisfying. Remember there's no other  "just as good"���insist on getting Rainier.  oftlincp  Works  4  I  l*a*9**s&toimvgpsme'BR!Z&sa,raiixis*


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