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Array * ITV J.t.V'trYiUh.lM'f ���"- '^i1|fl w  I'-'^slatlve-I.ibr'  y.* Mai* SIloS ;  THE  ROYAL BANK  OF   CANADA  . BAVINOS   BANK . .  A General Ranking Uuntuess  I'ranHactea.  OFKICGS-llHsilngs Street,   W.,  WeatmlDitor Avenue, Vancouver.  FOURTH YEAR.  6. 0. PERMANENT LOAN AM  SAVINGS CO.  Authorized Capital - 110.000,000  Suburibed Capital ���  ���  1,900,000  Anseii Orer ....     800,000  Head Offloe, 321 Cambie Street,  Vancouver, B. C.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 26, 1903.  Labor Candidates  are Sure Winners  WHOLE NO. 182.  TRANSPORTATION AND  IMMIGRATION.  Chris. Foley made a rousing; speech  last Saturday night at the mass meeting in the labor party committee rooms.  "The campaign  <s  launched  and  you  ���1  know what you are up against,", he said.  They had not that enthusiasm and fire  the momentous occasion demanded. It  Is not this -way with the business community, whose Interests in the elections  were vital to them.    The man of capita! knew his, but It appeared to the  speaker that the workingman was too  ignorant to see his.     The rapid organizing of   employers   into   associations  meant lots of trouble ahead for labor,  and when thc next sharp financial crisis arrived, "If you don't awaken from  your peaceful slumbers to a realisation  of these facts,  my    friends, you  will  lose." said Mr. Foley.     There are two  Important things that must be grappled  by labor, namely, the promiscuous immigration which Is now going on at a  tremendous cost to labor and the question of r��>ld transportation.     That the  governments should be allowed to dump  thc   Industrial   refuse   of Europe   and  elsewhere In our midst ls s huge injustice to labor.     This must be protested  against, because labor has got all lt can  safely bear and if its .burdens are increased the ship will sink.    This unparalleled  immigration   will  bring   wages  down and down to the starvation point.  If it Is thought that this matter can be  successfully met by the unions lt Is a  big mistake, because legislatures must  be resorted to.     The C. P. R. are virtually in a position to control the wages  of  this  country.      This  company  can  reduce the rates of travel and supply  the demand of labor to Its full.    In this  regard is a splendid illustration in Manitoba when the harvesting of grain Is in  full      operation.      - The    newspapers  throughout the land   announced' that  25,000   harvesters   were   needed.     The  waaes    paid  were    from $50 to   $60 a  month.     And   the crowds went   westward to the wheat fields from the east.  "While at Toronto he saw trains of people leaving daily by the dozen for the  west.     What was   the result?     When  the harvesters arrived at Winnipeg they  remained there for a couple of weeks.  This caused    an excessive   supply    of  hands and so  wages    were decreased.  This state ot"  affairs  was iill  brought  about    b.v misleading   advertisements,  which, of course, benefitted railway corporations.     Ur.  Foley 'referred to the  arrest of. a  man  by  the C. P.  R. last  spring for distributing dodgers telling  of labor conditions    hereabouts,    and  added that "our laws make it a virtue  to lie and a crime to tell the truth." In  scathing terms he condemned  the bill  of  Hon.  Mr.  Lougheed  respecting the  operations   of ofllcers   of International  unions in Canada.     Every one under-  success. He regretted the city hall episode when Ralph Smith wa3 forced to  leave the meeting. 'This kind of thing  hurt labor and put It on the plane of  the mob. Mr. Foley also referred to a  statement In the Clarion, the socialist  organ, that he had sold out the miners  in the Fernle strike- settlement. The  author of this was not telling the truth.  "We liave been petitioning at the doors  of government for centuries and have  got comparatively nothing," and it is  time labor helped Itself.   (Applause.)  to worjt at 5 a. m. on their horses, and  7 o'clock at night, after supper, started  again, all for the princely stipend of $40  to $50 a month. The speaker asked If  anyone ever heard of a member of par  linment going into a shop aiid asking  the workmen if they had any griev  ances.   "You bet not."  A PIONEER SPEAKS.  stood how easy It' was to have the mlli-.  tin called out.     The reason for this was  that the other fellows held the reins of  government,   as   Instance   the   Cripple  Creek affair, which was a fair illustration of the military Inw of this country.  Mr. Foley disagreed with many regard-  lr.ir arbitration.     He said that he Was  In favor of compulsory arbitration, hern use eventually labor's7only recourse  would be compulsory arbitration. "oYu  see." suid the speaker, "every time the  railways are   against   labor the   companies bring   In   Immigrants   by   the  wholesale so that they can be used as  a  club against  labor."     And  thus labor's safety only lies in arbitration. The  lalior innrket is rapidly becoming glutted, because the employers' associations  have practieully gone Into the etnploy-  irent bureau business, and labor stands  by and does nothing to protect itself.  He  wns an  opportunist and  was not  ���prepared to say that every man In the  ranks of either the liberal or conservative parties   were   dishonest   and unfriendly to labor.    Let every supporter  of the labor party get down, and scratch  gravel till election day and elect their  candidates..    Labor must realize that  the hideous'monstrosity called civilization   must   undergo   a   very   radical  change in the very near future, but this  can only be accomplished by fair means  In his speech at last Saturday night's  meeting of   the Labor party, Secretary  A. E. Soper made a stirring address.  He spoke from an old pioneer's recollections.   Referring to the days of the  Esquimau   &  Nanaimo    railway  deal,  when Hon. John Robson   and his- colleagues  held  sway,  he said  that they  gave away $750,000 of the people's money  and - 2,500,000 acres of land as a bonus  to build the railway and dry dock. Then  the dry-dock was traded off to the dominion  government .for  3,500,000  acres  more, making a total of 6,000,000 acres  that went to the Dunsmulrs.   No man  knows the value    of this land, for It  is  practically ' all mineral    and    coal  land.     Then to show what   a family  compact reigned at Victoria he mentioned the names .of Henry Croft/Duns-  muir's brother-in-law; likewise Dryden,  another brother-in-law;  Louis Mount,  aii employee 'of' the   same gentleman;  Joseph Hunter, superintendent of the  E. & N. railway, arid Hon. Mr. Pooley,  who   was   Dunsmuir's   agent.    It  was  Dunsmuir's capital that elected and run  the government.,. "Jerry" then referred  to the "big four" who ran in 'IM, namely,    Rlthet, . Turner,    Helmeken    and  Bralden.     So   keen     was   this   contest  that the opposition candidates, Hon. Mr.  Beaven, Cameron, Dutton,    Dr. Milne,  lost their deposits.'   "The people were  again jobbed" on the cry of the Canada  Western.   It was pledged to the people  ot "Victoria that   this   road would be  built from Halifax on the Atlantic to  Victoria on the Pacific.   "Why, sir, you  could hear the bells ringing on the locomotives coming Into Victoria," added  the speaker,  "so worked up were the  people."   Fourteen days after the election the elected candidates held a big  mass meeting and told the people that  they could  not build  the railway this  term,',but they would build it it they  would  elect    them     for  another  four  years.   "You see, sir, how the working-  men got hoodwinked on this occasion."  If the conservatives and liberals have  been  such good  friends  to labor  why  don't they join the labor party?'  The  reason they don't do it is because they  can't  graft   on    It.      The   old   parties  are adepts at deceiving   thc working?  men '.'Joe"-Martin -Will-tell -you -what  a  scoundrel   "Dick"   McBrlde1 * is;  arid  McBrlde . will. .tell, you what' a   rascal  Martin  is,  arid  the  workingmen heed  this "hot air."    Another gigantic deal  was in sight, but Dunsmulr knew that  he had to get out before It could be  enacted, and didn't know what tool to  get to act in his place as premier. Hall,  who sells his coal, wns''mentloned, but  finally he picked on Prior.  How to work  this scheme was the next dilemma,   A  member of .Prior's own election committee, for lie was now retuined member  to Ottawa, made a. charge of corruption  In the courts, nnd Prior resigned  his  seat.   In about 60 days after the gallant  colonel was   elected   as   minister   of  mines    In  Victoria.     Exit    Dunsmulr  and Prior becomes premier.   "No sooner was this done than Prior had his arm  In the boodle bag up lo his elbow," said  Mr. Soper.   Hon. Mr. Tatlow then came  forward with his Natal Act and sent to  "Joe"   Chamberlain     for   Instructions  as to what to do.   "Joe" fixed the act  plenty, and Its usefulness so far as the  workingmen were concerned was gone.  Tatlow knew this, and the woVklngmen  were accordingly humbugged.    Chamberlain did not try to run Australia. He  knew better.   Another thing we need ln  British Columbia was a universal eight-  hour law.    The miners    got  the law  passed by the legislature    for themselves through the Influence of their un-  CLASS LEGISLATION.  Francis    Williams,    labor    nominee,  spoke on "class legislation" last Saturday  night  before the party.   ' "I am  not one of those nice modest people," ihe  said, "who say if you-'will kindly give  us the light of a candle we will be satisfied.     I say we must have the light  of the sun and nothing less" will do."  Continuing, the speaker said he   had  no apology to make and had no hesitation in saying that he was out for class  legislation and for nothing else.     That  was the doctrine of the other parties, as  witness the remarks and actions of the  candidates   for Kootenay,    Richmond,  Dewdney and Victoria.    A great hella-  boloo was being raised by these gentry  against class legislation.    "We are out  for class legislation.     I reiterate the  remark,  we are out for class, legislation,  and  we  are  never going  to' be  quiet' until we get it," added Mr. Williams.     The whole of the legislation of  the past, he went on, had been nothing  else but class legislation.     "What has  given the landlord the great power he  possesses but class legislation?    He is  king, absolutely   king of the   working  classes.     If you rent a house of him  and fail to come up'with the rent, he  will seize your goods and can put you  in jail."    Continuing, he said:     "From  the dawn of the Roman empire, centuries before the Christian era, it has all  been  class    legislation,   and so I say.  legislation was responsible for this,  which he considered was a crying shame  and a scandal. And working class legislation would change this sad state of  affairs. The city council was considering the moral question, but didn't  mean anything because the capitalistic  class Interfered. Let's be out and out  for class legislation."  WHAT M'LAREN SAYS.  OPPOSED TO CLASS LEGISLATION.  As a contrast to the nbove principles  of Francis Williams, the labor candidate, the following remarks, made at  Tuesday night's meeting, by Clarence  R. Monck, the liberal nominee, are herewith produced:  "I am opposed to clas3 legislation; to  every kind of class legislation. I am  orDosed to class legislation In favor of  any particular few or section of the  community. I do not believe in class  legislation In favor of the capitalists,  and I do not believe In class legislation  In favor of the workingmen. I do not  think 'that the workingmen want class  legislation. It is fair legislation that  they want���a fair field and no favor.  The Dunsmuir government has always  teen the one of class legislation, as  was the Turner government, and the  McBrlde government is the natural successor of the Dunsmulr and Turner  governments."  LABOR VS. LIBERAL PARTIES  "We should repeal all the laws of class  legislation for capltlists and then labor  would be on an equal footing with capital, at least as far ns legislation goes."  "Workingmen should not sit on the  fence to see which way the wind blows  before dropping off on one side or the  other for a little 'temporary gain. I have  a family and want to provide for them  and for those who follow after me."  John McLaren and James Wllks were  the fathers of the miners' eight-hour  law. Mr. McNeil, the lawyer, framed  It, and Hon. Mr. Hume, the minister of  mines, put It through the legislature.  The truck act also originated at Rossland in the same way, and Mr. Kellie,  M. P. P., brought it in at the legislature. It applies to the cities and vicinity of three miles. This act is being violated every day.  Where does the money come from to  run the elections of   the old parties?  From those who want something in return for their advances.   Labor is dif  ferent.  The liberals and conservatives will  tell you what they have done for labor,  but you don't hear labor telling what  it lias done for itself. Give It a chance.  Vote for your class and your Interests on'October 3rd next.  A vote cast In the Interests of the old!  parties when a labor ticket Is Is In the  field is a sang-bag blow at the head  of justice and the neck of labor.  The commercial system under which;  we live Is one of  profit-making, and '  must be checked sooner or later,   and  why not start in now and vote for Williams. Perry and McLaren?  We would ask our readers to read  carefully the utterances of the labor  party candidates. It will repay those  who have a capacity and a disposition  for thinking.  The election of John 'Kirkland, the labor candidate in Atlln, is conceded by  the old party candidates. Mr. Kirk-?  land will undoubtedly be a strong man  In the new legislature.  The labor party ls a party for young  men.  A. G. Perry, labor party candidate,  said last Saturday night at the mass  meeting that it seemed very peculiar  that workingmen did not know their  own interests, and vote accordingly.  They have certainly had some very dear  lessons in the past in this regard.  "What was the use of going on strike  together, and on Labor day marching  ���j:'  Our best lands are all In the hands of  speculators.  The old parties want a party government. What Is really wanted Is not,a  government of the party, for the party,  by the party, but a government of the  people, for the people, by the people.  With our vast natural resources British Columbia should be the most prosperous country in the world. But it  Is fast becoming the stamping ground  for Oriental cheap labor and grafters.  ���Hon. Mr. McPhillips voted against  Hon. Capt. Tatlow's Natal act. As attorney-general he will now have to defend It in the courts. Good-bye, Na- '  nal act, you were very useful in your-  day and generation.  Party government  of machine politics.  savors too much  The present fiscal policy is rotten to  the core.    Change it.  Measures, not men, should be the only  prevailing issues with our legislators.  VOTE FOR THE  F.Wifliams  A. G. Perry  J. McLaren  That the young men will stand for the  labor party is a matter of congratulation.  Contemplating settlers, unless they  are "well fixed," In which Instance they  don't need to come here, have not the  ghost of a show getting any crown land  worth taking. The speculators have-  got all that's worth taking.  again when a workingman makes an  apology for wanting class legislation he  is ignorant of the subject and should  not_.taik aboutJt.?loTHe??hadi.not?souRlit  It  and regard for those who may differ  from us in their opinions. " A'campaign I Ion,  but  the  carpenters  didn't get it  of lies and vindication   can't achieve through legislation.   Teamsters'put out  the nomination of the labor party-  had been thrust upon him, he said, "but  I desire to go to Victoria and meet the  lions in their den."     Said a conservative that day:     "The deposit money of  the lubor .candidates, was all in one and  two-dollar bills,   and I suppose    they  liave been saving it up." Class legislation had produced that, said Mr. AVil-  llams.     Class legislation has given the  power to a few to plank down any 'sum  not In one and two-dollar notes, but in  live hundred and one thousand-dollar  bills.     And class legislation again had  enacted that a candidate must put up  $:��00 before he can be voted for. That's  the cruel sting of class legislation.    It  is adding Insult to Injury.    It's a light  to   a finish   for class   legislation���class  against class.     "See?what   that   man  Dunsmuir can do," lie said.     "He can  shut down his mines and you' can't get  coal and can   starve for It for   nil he  cares." Dunsmulr has more power than  the government    He can put 50 cents a  ton on coal, which is nothing more or  less than   a tax,   and   no   government  dare do that. The people would not tolerate It.    "We are out to take the power from the capitalistic class," he added.     "The present system of civilization Is a monstrosity, and we are going  to change it by working class legislation."    Mr. Williams then went into the  servant girl   question   at considerable  length.    "I know men who go to church  who pay   girls $2.50   a week."    Class  together as a unit, and then on election  day dividing., This was one of the paradoxes ? of the times. The Vancouver  Labor ?p?aKy7j,yas the. creation _pf__the  Trades and Labor council, and was a  thoroughly representative institution.  "Joe" Martin told his hearers that two  of the representatives on his ticket were  as prominent in labor circles as the  nominees of the labor party. That mny  be true, but labor in this city said that  it did not want to unite with either of  the old parties, and that was the reason that the labor party wns formed.  The labor paity, when it got In power,  wanted to be fair nnd just to nil, and  would have a great deal more consideration for those who were opposed to it  than "our friends the enemy had for  us," ndded the speaker. The senate Is  a reflection of the liberal purty, and.  that being so, why should that party  expect labor to support It any longer.  (Applause.)  The labor party is congratulated on  ull hands by che excellent showing it is  making.  Political fanatics as we have them in-  British Columbia,nre as much, of-' a.  menace to the real progress of the labor movement as are capitalistic oppressors. Vote the straight labor ticket  and try to help better labor's condition.  The labor party Is full of hope, life  and activity. Stand by Williams, Perry and McLaren.  The active interest manifested in the  labor party by the young men augurs  well for its future.  Election day should be labor's day,  and if the workingmen of Vancouver  are true to themselves it will be.  British Columbia is the best mining  country In the world, yet our working  miners have not prosepered.  The iirovincial government has no  more control over the railway corporations than a rural debating society.  Workllngmen want to see this country prosper. How can it do so? By  electing their own candidates on October 3rd.  Chairman Whitesides, referring to the-  deposit money for the labor candidates,  pointed out that the funds did not come  from capitalists, corporations or graft-r  ers, but from "men of our own class."'  Can this be said of the other candidates?  "There can be no real freedom in any-  country as long as any portion of its'-  citizens are denied their natural right-  to the use of the earth. The single -  tax will restore this right and usher  in complete freedom to all men."���Fair- '-'  hoDe Courier. :.,"  Joseph Martin says that Messrs. Tat���.'  low and Garden have utterly failed in%  filling the positions of good representa���'  tlves of the city. Captain Tatlow says'-'  that Martin was a dismal failure so far*  as representing Vancouver at Victoria. ���  goes.    Who's the liar?  An ideal form of government is not  lo be had from a party government run  by boodlers, as we have it In British  Columbia"?"  Our roads are veritable sloughs of  despond, but the government has no  money to Improve them. The railway  promoters get It all.  XV. Davidson, the Independent-labor*  candidate of Siocan, Is putting up a  grand fight. His election by a handsome majority is predicted In Siocan,  his only opponent being XV. Hunter, the-  tory nominee. R. A. Bradshaw, the liberal, reslgned-in-i'avor-of-Mr���Davidson.���  Fanaticism In the labor movement  kills. Fanatics In all ages nourish for  a time, but In the end they pass nway  like a huge nightmare.  ALIEN LAW.  John MeLiuen, the labor candidate,  last Saturday night, during his address,  said that he had been here for 22  years. He had been all through the big  strike at Rossland, which was the worst  on record. During that 11 months siege  the alien law was practically useless.  The attorney-general of the province  could havo put it in force, but he didn't.  He appointed a solicitor to prosecute.  This prosecutor was also the mine-  owners' solicitor, Mr. McLaren had  written to Attorney-General Eberts  about the law, but the reply came back  that the government didn't get any of  the fine, and didn't see why the province should stand for the expense. This  would have been different had labor  been represented In the government.  By voting the labor ticket, working-  men are voting for the grand principle  of self-help; that-is, it is voting to control the means of production.  When n great issue comes up affecting  the whole nation the question of partylsm lh generally ignored, ns witness the  federation of the provinces.  The most popular candidate at Victoria is J. D. McNiven, an old typo, who-  is running on the liberal ticket. As  one of the printers says: "We don't  chre whnt ticket Jim runs on we will'  vote for him to a man." We wish Jim-  everv success and are sanguine that he-  will head the :iolls.  Some of our workingmen, who are-  strong supporters of the old parties, say*,  that they hnve nothing egnlnst the labor party, only they object to it as at'  present conducted. This Is a good deal:  like the owner of a turnpike road, who*  said he hnd no objections to railroads if'  the.v would not run the trains.  1*1  'll  Why should there be good times and  hard times, depressions and prosperity?  The people's necessities are the same at  all times.    Vote for labor.  If there are people who want.to keep  what little is left of the province they  had better steer clear of the tory-so  clallst outfit.���Nanalmo Herald.  If the means of production were at  labor's command there would be no  such thing as hard times. Vote for  Perry. Williams and McLaren.  With all our rich tracts of land we  must Import vegetables ond farm produce. Thc government has allowed the  land grabbers to get control.  We  wish  tn  sny  to our friends  the-  enemy thnt the labor party stands for-  free speech and deny" emphatically that  It was in any way connected with the-  labor day episode. A good deal of capital Is being made out of this unfortunate affair to the cost of the labor party,  and we hope in all fairness that this  matter will be let drop.  "To the so-called labor party, I would'  point out the fact that the liberal party-  is a labor party of Itself ."���Dr. Brydone-  Jack.     He might just as well have ���  added:    "Please,   mister  workingman,  >  get.o'ff the earth."    The -worthy^doctor  may be >a good physician to prescribe-'  for sick people, but 'he Is "certainly a"V  quack when it comes to politics.     "So-  called" labor party, forsooth. "   X  t  ���Ul THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY..  .. SEPTEMBER 26, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IN   THE    INTERESTS OF THB MASSES  BY  "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, 50 cents;  one year, $1.00.  ENDORSED BY THE  TRADES & LABOR COUNCIL OF VANCOUVER,   ?b  TRADES ��i LABOR COUNCIL OF,VICTORIA.^  VANCOUVER   BUILDING   TRADES  COUNCIL.  The Independent can always bo had  ��t Galloway's book store, arcade.  SATURDAY.. .. SEPTEMBER 26, 1903  Vancouver will hold civic half-holiday  on Thursday, October 1st, to enable the  public to attend tiie New Westminster  exhibition.  and liberals matters absolutely nothing. When the criminal dons an alias  he does not alter the fact of his crime,  but merely adds one more.reprehensible action to his category of wickedness. Just so with these politicians.  Though they may change their name  they cannot wipe out their record.' It  i.s the cowardice of a guilty conscience  which leads them to seek to cover their  trucks by accepting a nom-de-plume. If  they were brave men and true, If their  records were clear, their motives pure  and their hearts right, they would not  have to repudiate the parties under,  wlilch they liave served ,so long, and  tliey would not seek by adopting new  nuines to,destroy, the link of Identity  wliich connects in the public mind the  old piratical gangs of days gone by with  the self-seeking, soulless sycophants  whose sole ambition Is to get the reins  of office that they and their friends  may fatten on  the emoluments.  LABOR MANIFESTO  BLACKSMITHS'STRIKE.  John Mitchell, president'of.the United Mine Workers of America, has about  completed a book on the labor question.  Those who have seen the advance sheets  pronounce It a remarkable work, and a  masterly defence of the rights of organized labor.  It makes one very weary to hear some  mouthy individual, who never did anything but talk, denounce prominent la-  ���borites as fakirs, capitalistic tools,  suckers? etc., etc. This is disgusting  to men who carry tlieir brains in their  beads and not in their hands. ;  7 It is said that the manufacturers' association will smash labor unions. The  fact of the matter is the unions will  : survive any combination that capitalists  can invent. For 200 years organized  labor has lived against the persecution  of kings and nations and parliaments,  and is still crowing.  ���o ?Los Angeles has organized a Free  Speech; League.?������; This seems strange,  ���\ seeing that the constitution of the.United States ^says that the right of speech  shall not be abridged. Vancouver will  have to institute? a? free speech league,  .too, if any more attempts at gag-rule,  like it witnessed here on Labor day? are  made.  "?'??A. W. Puttee, II. P., is; the latest la-  borite of any prominence.-topfull a vlc-  . tim to the socialist stiletto. He is now  branded by the "class-conscious" saints  as a fakir and liberal heeler. Arthur  Puttee is the true stamp of; a; labor ^representative. He sees conditions as  they exist, and acts accordingly.-in the  best interests of..labor.  A Victoria .firm (Westcott Brothers)  is nothing if not enterprising in its advertising. It makes the following  unique announcement: "On Saturday,  r, the Lnclies" auxiliary of the Metropolitan Methodist church Will hold a bazaar  in our store, when our entire stock'will  be at their disposal. The ladies will re  ceive a percentage of -all sales for th.  dav."  This cry for a party line government  is a resounding mockery and ,a fake.  The most blatant.agitators for'partyism  in politics are the very individuals who  manipulated    the old    grafter   cliques  j^Tvhic'h'f^in���days���gone���byf^h'iive-robbe'd1  this province, filched Us lands and  .brought It to the verge of bankruptcy.  Tlielr nature is the same yesterday, today, and at all times. Tliey are pirates and hyenas on the body politic. To  change the name under whicli they  bond'.themselves for purposes of plunder makes no difference at nil In the  .men.'    Whether they are called Duns-  | niuirites, or Turnerites.or Davleltos. or  Martlnltes. or McBrldeltes, or whether  I they are called just plain conservatives  The blacksmiths and their helpers on  the Pacific   division of the    Canadian  Pacific Railway quit work on Wednesday, 16th inst., at 10 o'clock a.m.      The  trouble  has  arisen  through  the C.  P.  R. not being disposed to carry out their  promise to the men, that is, concede to  the terms of the schedule, as presented on'May 1st, 190:), after their agreement had been consummated with the  machinists.     Formerly the smiths were  getting a minimum rate of 30 cents per  hour, 56 hours per week, but being discontented with this rate, when tlieir old  schedule had expired they put in a demand for 35 cents per hour.     The C.  P. R., .to get the better of the smiths,  let us suppose, gave the committee a  raise of two cents per hour, with the  understanding   that   at  a  future   date  their demands should be granted, and  respected.    When the time arrived that  the smiths believed was opportune for  their schedule to be adjusted In Its entirety they gave the committee authority to interview the managment on the  ���matter, and should the management be  averse to a settlement, to force a strike.  The. committee  met  the-officials,? but  they refused to give    them two raises  in one year.     Of course, the company's  duplicity will be readily seen when we  say that the two .cents raise was not hv  the way of a definite settlement, but as  a concession until the machinists' difficulty should be settled.     The Revelstoke Herald, in,a..recent issue,; says:���  "The  company 7 states  the  move  was  wholly    unexpected, as ..there   is  .an  agreement between the C. P.-:R. and lhe  union that 30 days' notice   is to be given before any action is,taken to change  the present schedule of wages." Let us  here state that  the officials  In  Revelstoke are living in a fool's paradise, as  they should know? that through, tlieir  smart work.no. schedule Is in   existence  since..Tune lst. 1003.     The smiths gave,  the officials ample time  to come  to a  settlement,   ljut   of course  the  merest  tyro in such disputes as this one. knows  that the officials are adepts in. playing  lhe. waiting game and .shuffling dates  so Uiat, the. aims of. Uie .employees may  .be frustrated and organizations broken  up.     When, the smiths saw this move  they   threw  down   their  tools?   walked  out of.the. C. [P. R.t-'shops and are out  until  their just  demands are. granted,  The helper's demand an. adjustment'of  rates and as their present rates are very  small and they only ask for one or two  cents of a raise, the ,C. P.'-'.R. officials  have not much ground for a grievance  on their part.    "There. Is-no .settlement  In view, but the blacksmiths ami their  helpers can afford to enjoy their "holi-  ila-ysfeas=thcy-r,re-=a^hard-worklng-and-;  honest class of men.     They are firm in  their demands for justice and harmony,  and good-feeling is a conspicuous feature in all their daily meetings.  The following manifesto has been Issued by the Labor candidate:  TO THE ELECTORS OF VANCOUVER:  Gentlemen,���In appealing to you for  support In the forthcoming general Provincial election, the Vancouver Labor  Party begs to mako tho following statement of its principle's and policy:  For many years wo have felt the want  of u definite Labor Party ln the House,  whose specific duty should be to Introduce  and support measures for the amelioration ot thc 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 (the  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 in the Interest of the  moneyed and luxurious classes and those  who derive their incomes from them, viz.,  the professionals.'  As long as this condition of affairs remains, we' who from time Immemorial  Have been called the working class cannot expect to have more than the merest fragment of justice accorded to ue by  legislative enactments.      ?  In lieu of legislation in our behalf, we  have to appeal to the "strike" because  wo have no other weapon to fight with.  We realise that the "strike" is clumsy,  uncertain and always more or less dts-  agreeablejand annoying to the 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 In force the laws ot the Province.  This ought not to be. That the trend of  the workers' movement is in the direction of direct representation In Parliament by the workers themselves Is evidenced by the fact that a number of  working men have seats in the Imperial  Parliament; that Mr. Puttee has been  elected on this issue to the Dominion  House, and Mr. Hawthornthwaite to the  Provincial Assembly.  Working men of Vancouver, be truo to  yourselves and vote for the Vancouver  Labor Party on October 31st, 1903.  (Signed)       F. WILLIAMS, Tailor,  7   A. G. PERRY, Motorman.  .:.':?..���   "       J. EDWARDS, Machinist.  Drysdalc-Stcveiisoii, Ltd.  Street  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  air of good taste and dignified  style.  In connection with our Fall  Millinery display we are showing  a magnificent range of these hats  personally selected by our representative while in New York.  See them���they stand unrivalled in the west.  Drysilalc-Stevcnsoii, Ltd.  Hastings and Cordova Streets.  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS  Cigar Factory  NEW WESTMINSTER.  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.   ���  + + ++++���+ + + + + +00 + + +   ++ + + + + + + + + + + + + + ++  9  from France���from Versailles, in fact, to be more explicit���have come,  the exquisite little miniatures of historic personages, we are placing  on view for the flrst time In Vancouver.  These miniatures are done in enamel, on a copper base, and are  very artistic���lend an air of refinement and culture to their surroundings.  These are some of the articles that an advertisement can, at best  do scant justice���they must be seen to be appreciated. Some of the  subjects are; KING EDWARD. NAPOLEON, MARIE ANTOINETTE, MADAME LE BRUN, Etc. ., "  ��� FUNERAL OF MR. BENJ. MIT- .  V ������'''���' V  '���' CHELL. ? /  ..  The funeral of the late. Mr. Benjamin  Mitchell, of Cemetery road, South Vancouver, who died on Friday last, took  place on Monday afternoon from tlie  family residence to. the Mountain View'  Cemetery,; the Rev.. G. A. Wilson officiating. Tlio funeral was very largely  attended, amongst those present being  a number of nieiiibers from Vancouver  Lodge, No. 5S, Brotherhood of Railway  Carmen of America. There were no  carriages used, owing to the proximity  of the residence of deceased to tlie cemetery, the remains being carried to 'their  last resting place by the pallbearers,  Messrs. J. Yates. W. Witty, D. Law, G.  Anderson,. Thomas and Reld, assisted  by 12 members of the lodge. There was  a large number of beautiful floral tributes from tiie following among other  friends of thc deceased; Mr. and Mrs.  C. W. Twidcly, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hatch,  Mr. It. XV. Hatch, Mr. and Mrs."WV'C.  Robertson; Mrs. G. Anderson, Mrs.  Jesse; Mrs. J. L. Durie, Mr. and Mrs?  J. D. Nairne, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Nairne,  Jlr. and Mrs. G. XV. Thomas, Mr. and  Mrs.:'C. Winskill,. Mr. and Mrs. D.  Hicks. Mr. and JIrs. McCuilough, arid  Vancouver ?Lotlge, No. 5S, B. R. C. A.  UNION BARBER SHOPS.  John Slingerland���714 Robson street.  Army and Navy���33S Granville street.  Elite���617 Hastings, street, west.  Bon Ton���602 Hastings street, west  Commercial Hotel shop.  Anderson's���320 Cambie street.  J. A. Davidson���307 Cambie street.  Savoy���137 Cordova street.  J.  A.  Miller���608 Cordova  street.  G. B. Smith���Atlantic hotel, Cordova  street.    :  Gem���35 Cordova street.  Boulder���17 Cordova street.  City Barber Shop���Water street  Terminal���Water street.  Sunnyslde���Water street  Oyster Bay���306 Carrall atreet  Union���332 Carrall street  O.  IC���165 Hastings atreet cast  Glasgow���613 Westminster avenue.  D. P. Johnston���Barnard Coatle, Powell street.  O. MeCutcheon���Mt Pleasant  A Woman Washing Flannels and Blankets  7 day? in and day out, knows just".  '������how-to, launder   them    so as to  make tlieni clean and ? keep? them  from shrinking.  We have 7women who do this  work���they do it all byhand, and  work at nothing else. .- 7  '7  ,*������   Then they? use soap, we make  ourselves, and know to be pure.  AVe'll  tell1 you  everything . you  may want to know further���tell  .. it gladly.7??7?. ??'..??.;??? .'.??.  ^PIONEER  Steam laciodry  910-914 Richards .'Street.'Tel? 846  Branch office ln Arcade  V   Tel. 1176.  PROCLAMATION.  ELECTORAL   DISTRICT   OF   VAN-  ... .COUVER CITY.  To wit:.'. Public notice is hereby given to the electors of the electoral district of Vancouver city, that In obedl-  Our stock of Men's Underwear is now complete. Fleece-lined, at tl  per suit. Stripe, medium weight, at tl-,60. to $2 per suit. Penman's Natural Wool, $2.50 per suit. English Nntural Wool,- $3?00 per suit up.  Other makes we carry are Cartwright & Warner's, Dr. Jaeger's Linen  Mesh and Silk Underwear; also combination suits In various qualities.  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, 2oc per garment; larger sizes, 35c and 0c; heavier weight, 0c and 50c.' Imitation of Penman's from 50c. up; Penman's,  60c up. Boys' sleeping suits in all sizes, 50c; Boys' nightshirts and pyjamas In great variety. Before buying see these goods; they are great  values.  CLUBB   ii*-  STEWART,  Telephone 702. 309 to 315 Hastings St. W.  Commercial  CORNER CASTINGS AND CAMBIE  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  New, modern and Btrlctly firstrCl&ss;  good samplo roomi; free 'bus. Weok  days���Breakfast 7 to 10 a. m., lunch  13 m. to 3 p. m., dinner, 6 to 8 p. m.  Sundays���Breakfast 7:80 to 10:80 a.  m., lunch 13:30 to 3 p. m., dinner, 6:801  to 7:80 p. m. Rates $3 and upwards  per day. HAYWOOD & PRESCOTT,  Proprietor!. <  THERE IS  Tbe DocigaH House  310-813 ABBOTT STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Restaurant and Bar. Breakfast 6 to  10, merchants' lunch 11 to 3, 35c; dinner 5 to 8, 35c; lunches put up; eastern and Olympian oysters; Bhort orders a specialty at all hours;  meal tickets $4; beet 25c. moal ln the  city.     D.  BURTON, Proprietor.  The"  of Fire or Injurv  Health when you us?  the    '  ELECTRIC  The price is now  such that almost everybody can afford.it.'  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office of  819   SEYMOUR   STREET,     VANCOUVER.  Having the only up-to-date grill room  ta British Columbia, which in Itself Ib a  guarantee of a first-class hotel and .restaurant, BusinesB Men's LUNCH, from  13 m. to- 3:80 p. m., ��nly 35 centB.  corner cordova: and. carrall  ? streets, Vancouver.  Makes a specialty ofDewar's apeclal  liqueur, also Usher's black label.liqueur  whiskey. Large stock of Imported and  domestic cigars. Finest billiard an'd  pool tables. R.;   B.    MULLIGAN?*  CO., Proprietors. ..  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  DELICIOUS WINE  Made Exclusively frou B. c. Fbuit.  FBE8H CUT FLOWERS.   UNION-MADK  .    DOMESTIC CIGAR8.  When making a trip around the  A'-A-'i-.-.i. Park call on     A?.??.?.?.-  W��� Va JOne*    'Lighthouse"  oo eoeaoseoasoseoooeoeaeai i  CLARENCE   HOTEL.  (Under new management.)  JAS. W. MASSEY, Proprietor.  .; Corner Pender and Seymour Sts."  One block from Post Oflice.'...First-class  dining-room and bar; white help only.  Best English ales and porter in town.  Rates, $1.00 per day.  ���e CBTV HOTEL  R.?ASB?EX3K, Proprietor.   ?  49 Powell Street, VANCOUVER,^. C.  Terms $1.00 per day.    V  inionmade  Cigarettes  UNION HOTELS.  Mint, poulder, Palace, Dominion, Atlantic,  Clarence,  City,  Columbia,  Revere, Bridge, Queen's, King's, Eagle.  Tbe Jeweler and  Diamond  Merchant  COR. GRANVILLE AND HASTINGS STREETS. N      - 4  Official Watch Inspector of tbe C. P. It T  H9+.+++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++  Hotel North Vancouver, finest summer resort on the coast. Overlooking  Burrard Inlet.   Rates moderate.  Telephone 1���8���6 for a fine livery  turn-out J. J. Sparrow, Palace Livery  Stables.  ence to.His Majesty's writ to me directed, 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 City Hall on the nineteenth day of September, at 12 o'clock  noon, for the purpose of electing five  persons to represent them in the Legislature of this province.  The mode of nomination of candidates  shall be ns follows: The candidates  shull be nominated in writing, the writing shall be subscribed by two-registered voters of the district as proposer  nnd seconder, and by three other registered voters of the said district as assenting to the nomination, and shall  be delivered to tlie Returning Olllcer at  any time between the date of the proclamation and 1 p.m. of the day of  nomination, and In the event of a poll  being necessary such poll will be open,  on the third day of October, at the old  Drill Hall, No. 109 Pender Street, of  whicli every person Is hereby required  to take notice and govern himself accordingly.   , ;  Given under my hand at Vancouver,  the third day of September, one thousand nine hundred and three.  R. B. ELLIS,  Returning Officer.  ? :   GEO, HAY   : J  tfc     Vancouver's    Pioneer    Clothes .    ^k  y\:   Renovator, mnkes a suit new. :   ^r  Renovator, mnkes ft suit new.  Dyeing^ and Repairing.X  216 Cambie St., Vancouver.        .^  I  THB BAKERS.  Proprietors of union bake shops in  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.  We, the. undersigned, handle the  ' only UNION ? JIADE CIGARETTES  made in Canada. KARNAC, V. C.  andT.&B.      "��� ii   -? .'??     -  S. HARCUS. '������.���"���������  C. FORSBURG.'...-..'���  CHAS. PECK. A-  D. M'DONALD.   ?  R.-K' RICE.  :'?:  "VV. A. 'CALLAGHAN.  CHAS. M'DONOUGH.  WJ.McMlilian&Co.  Wholesale Agents for 8. C, ; ���  Corner Alexander St. nnd Columbia Ave-  -.".'������-. .Vancou       B.C.     ?'?���' ',."������--.'  P. O. BOX, 200.   -    y:        PnONE, 173.  Pacific Bottling  Works  Importers and Bottlers  GORE AVE.   'PHONE 783.  SOLE AGBNT8.  Meeting.  F. O. E.���VANCOUVER AERUS, No. ��,  meets Wednesday evenings; visiting  brethren welcome.   Bert Parsons, "W  P.: J. <J, Ui��,<W. S., Arcade.- > .  For Ten Days  Millinery, Blouses, Skirts,  Dress Goods, Swiss Muslins,  White Cottons, Prints, Ginghams, Flaneletts, Tablings,'  Lace Curtains.  X a  Other goods too numerous  to mention.      ���? .;., V V  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.  When you want Shoes made  to order or repaired  -GOTO**  Thos 0. Mills,,*.wk  ��� f\  mi  .1  UNION SHOP.'   i ���������  Houie  ^'?'nrw^^^^K7^'yt'^^?'^^&'T^;^T^^'P^'rw,"''' W4IM v>w.tcaM ner u  .SATURDAY.  SEPTEMBER 2��, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  iw  ����������������������������������������������������������������  RAKE PRES���RirTIO,\ WOKK. o  9  When we fill your prescrlp- ��  tions you get service of the most ���  scientific character. Our stock 9  of drugs Is a rare one even for. ���  these days of progressive phar- *  macy; our prescription depart- q  ment Is modern to the very minute; and all compounding is  done by registered and graduate  druggists.  RED CROSS DRUG STORE,  Cordova     St.,     Opp.     Electric  Theatre.  Stewart's -Kidney Pills, 50c; for  2>c.  Etc., etc., etc., etc.  ift.  9  'ft  9  9  9  ���9  .���������������������������������������������������������������  FROM VICTORIA.  It Is strange how all the old members  .of the last legislature have suddenly  .discovered the intelligent qualities of  the workers. They are telling us what  they have done and what they will do.  Mr. Bolden, late president of the  Trades and Labor council, in the course  .of his remarks at a meeting lield 'in  Creamer's hall, said that he was pleased  to see that labor had come to recognize  the conservative party as its friend and  ally. Had not Mr. Bolden's character  .for sobriety been established his remarks would convey the idea that he  had been travelling on the cocktail  route. In union style he took a shot  at his union friends, first by asserting  that Mr. Fullerton ostensibly posed as  a labor party man, while he was very  close to the liberal party. This would  ���convey the idea that Mr. Fullerton was  .sailing under false colors. But with  all due respect to Mr. Bolden we would  .ask is there any more harm in'the action of Jlr. Fullerton than In his own  action in posing as a labor mnn and  hitching on to the conservative party,  to be thrown down as. was Mr. Fuller-  ton? He also appears to be desirous  .of helping Mr. McNiven to loose the  trail to the parliament buildings. "While  not laying any claims to the gift of prophecy, SO per cent, of organized labor  at least are willing to wager that J. D.  McNiven heads the polls.  hours' work will constitute the day's  labor. All employed will receive the  same wage, no distinction being made  between the ordinary diggers, plpelay-  ers, foremen and superintendent. Weekly payments will be the order. Nearly  130 of the members are now employed  on the sewers and many are experts In  the business. A superintendent hns  buen selected who is a practical engineer, and foremen of known ability will  attend to the excavating and plpelaying.  Only excavating and sewer-laying will  be considered, estimates on plumbing  being left entirely to the Plumbers' association, nnd the company will endeavor to work In perfect harmony with  that organization. A licence has been  procured and several contracts obtained, nnd when the pottery .company  Is In position to furnish the pipe the  work will go merrily on. Mr. J. E.  Murphy has been appointed manager,  and the head office is nt the Empire  Cigar Store, 105 Douglas street. A well-  wisher has contributed a princely sum  to help this commendable enterprise,  and, together with a portable wood-  sawing machine, which the union contemplates purchasing, it Is hoped that  such conditions as prevailed last winter will be entirely overcome. All union  men desirlng-.work done will leave orders at Jones' Cigar Stores, when the  manager will promptly make a call  and arrange details.  The Land and the People  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.  The president of the Trades and-Labor council reported having recelved_.au  invitation from the local government to  attend the chambers of commerce excursion on the Princess Victoria, and  that he Intended contributing an Interesting letter on the same.  Labor day, excursion committee leported having concluded, its labors in  connection with the trip to Vancouver,  which netted the council the sum of  $150.  Tlie civic committee reported having  secured thc appointment of Mr. T. H.  Twigg on the hospital board. The secretary '.was requested to acknowledge  the same.  The conunittee also recommended  that the council pay two Initiation fees  to the agricultural board antl appoint  two delegates to represent organized'labor thereon.  A motion to strike out section 5, article 2 of the constitution wns lost.  V. L. P. UNION."  ���To provide work for Its members during the coming winter ' the Laborers'  union has organized an auxiliary for  the purpose of doing a general excavating and sewer connecting business. It  will not be long until work on the sewer  extension is- discontinued, thereby  throwing many of its members out of  employment. As hundreds of houses  \nre to be connected with tlie mains an  opportunity will be afforded for the  ���uiiloirto"lia"n-y-oui_l(5_i>lans7 ThTTofi"  ject is to give employment, and not to  accumulate money. Every member  working will receive a wage equal to  that paid by the corporation, and eight  ���������������������������������O��*��*��*��*  9  0  ft  ft  ".*  0  0  0  9  0  0  0  9  0  0  9  THIS BRAND  Overalls  ' and   ���  WORKING SHIRTS  GUARANTEES  first-class materials    and work  manshlp, good lit and wear and  THE UNION LABEL.  -THE-  ��� .-,    (LIMITED.)-  The oldest Union Overall Factory in the "West.  HAW'S BLOCK, WINNIPEG, MAN.  ���0��0eOe0a0��0��Oo0��O*O��0  POLITICAL MATTERS.  All the contesting forces are lined up  for a brisk and exciting campaign, and  the tongue of slander Is commencing to  wag in quarters least expected. It is  anticipated that a great deal of green  stuff will get into circulation during the  next two weeks, and the experts are  laying their nets to gather some of it  in. On the other hand, the respectable  element are forming themselves into  committees for the purpose of preventing the market from becoming flooded.  It is not thought that party lines will  cut a figure in the campaign, and the  consensus of opinion is that two members of both conservative and libera!  parties will be elected, while'there is  a strong possibility of the socialist candidate reaching the goal.  Of the nine candidates running four  were members of the iast legislature,  and in scanning the records lt is found  that they were opposed to measures  Introduced for the benellt of labor. The  remaining live candidates, composed of  business and labor men, namely,  Messrs. Hayward, Drury, Cameron, McNiven and Watters, are well-known citizens of Victoria. Messrs. Hayward  and Cameron have be^n members of  the city council for years, and Messrs.  McNiven and Watters have been for a  long time connected with the Trades  and Labor council, the latter gentleman being at present president of that  body. Mr. Drury is a member of the  school board of Victoria, and well-  known by its citizens.  Organized labor has no special political adiliation, its members being at liberty to select such party as they see  lit. But when representatives of labor  are In the field, representatives such ns  any before the public to-day, whose  character for honesty, Integrity and do-:  votion to the cause of labor and humanity, we l'eel that it is j the duty of  every working mini who wears the union label, to throw party preferrment to  one side nnd support the labor candidates, be they liberal, conservative or  socialist. Having performed their  bounden duty -to their own class, we  feel safe in.assuming that voters will  make no mistake In selecting from 'the  entlenien named the required number  to make up Victoria's quota to the next  legislature.  Labor,~b'elng~in"tlie"lfreat majority, IsT  certainly entitled to a fair share of representation, and workingmen should  make sure that labor's representatives  should win out for they have the power  to achieve success.  CIVIC COMMITTEES.  Finance���Aid. McQueen (chairman),  Grant, McGuigan, Brown, Wood. Meets  every Friday at 4 p. m.  Fire and Police���Aid. Brown (chalr-  mnn), Grant, McQueen, Wilson, Morton. Meets second and fourth Tuesday  at 4 p. m.    .  Board of Health���Aid. McGuigan  (chairman), Grant, McQueen, Macpherson, Morton. Meets flrst and third  Wednesday at 4 p. m.  Water and Market���Aid. Wood  (chairman), Bethune, Cook, Wilson,  Macpherson. Meets second and fourth  Wednesday at 4 p. m.  Board of Works���Aid. Bethune  (chairman), Cook, Wilson, Macpherson,  Morton. Meets every Thursday at 4  p. m. '  If there Is no land there will be no  people.  The land Is Just as necessnry to the  existence of the people as Is the air, and  the light, and should be just ns free to  all mankind, and ls so under natural  conditions. The principle of simple  Justice which is contained In this natural condition instituted by the Almighty. Is incontrovertible and should  be carried Into thc artificial conditions  under which society exists today.  The principle that private rights must  not be Interfered with any farther than  is really necessary for the greatest good  to the greatest number, Is also Incontrovertible.  Where are we to draw  the line between the rights of the individual and  those of the community?     Clearly the  rights of the community are paramount;  the community, therefore, is authorized  by the individual (for convenience) to  administer Individual affairs collectively, in so far only as the community, as  such, is hindered   or promoted'   In its  welfare.   ' The community then is   the  guardian,  not only  of its own  rights,  but of the rights of the individual also.  Now, what are the inherent and God-  given  rights of every man?     Nothing  less'chan life and liberty, which cannot  be had without free access to earth, air  and light sufficient for his every need,  and as ail- and light arc movable, as It  were, and can be freely used, anywhere  and   everywhere,   by   all   without   hindrance to any individual or community, no legislation   or human   arrangements are necessary to the fullest enjoyment and use of those two elements,  but with the earth it Is necessary for  the community to deal wisely and justly, ln order that there may be no conllict of interests, and that no one Individual should encroach upon the rights  of    another.       The    community    then  should allot to each applicant a sufficient area of land for his needs, and  which he must occupy and use, or forfeit his claim thereto, and for the privilege of occupying any particular location to   the exclusion   of other   applicants he should be assessed a yearly  rental which would be a certain  percentage on   the actual selling or rent  value of the land according to Its location or Its quality, or for the value of  the timber or minerals which it contained, without    regard to any human  Improvements   whatever,   as   the   im-  pioveinents   belong   to the   one   who  makes them.     The yearly rental could  be   arranged,   say, every   five   or ten  years, in the same   way    as ordinary  leases are now.     While the population  was sparse the rents would be low, and  as  the population increased,' the rents  would Increase   as they   do now,   for  without an increase in population there  would be no Increase in the value of the  limd or what   it   contained,   excepting  where a railway   or otlier road   were  built,   which  would  bring the land'in  Question  more  in  touch   with a populous   place:   but   tlicre  is   nothing like  people for Increasing the value of the  land   for  occupancy.      As   the   people  make the value,  to thein the value belongs,  and    should be    used for   lhelr  benellt In supplying all  the necessary  roads,  sewers,  water and  light,  street  cars, nnd even perhaps    music     hails,  libraries, etc.     The less expensive the  management   of the   community,    the  smaller   the   percentage  of  rent  value  which would be levied upon each occupant.  Landed and other  wealthy men   declare  that such  a system    would    not  work,   and   single  tax  on  hind   values  would be unjust to them.     There can  "      " "        with-  communlty. But it ls said we will  never be able to secure such a system.  Certainly not from the ordinary grit or  tory, nor from democrat or republican;  me must Ignore the old party cries  wlilch seem to-day not to mean anything but subserviency to private and  corporate aggrandisement to the detriment of the public. We must vote for  a slngletaxer and one In favor of public ownership against all other political  names whatever, until we obtain whnt  we ask for; nml we know that the producing classes are numerous enough lo  elect whom they will (in spite of the  pilvileged classes) if we will pull together nnd not be led by a few demagogues who sell their birthright for a  mess of pottage to those who think that  the people should be made a prey to  them. Then let us pull long and strong  and altogether, and our aim will be accomplished, but in the meantime our  legislators, who are really our servants,  and paid by us to do our collective political or municipal business, take upon  themselves the role of masters and  treat us with contempt, subsidising  whom they will, and regulating what  pay, we, their masters, shall give them.  T. E. R.  John Mitiell'sfBoofi  -ORGANIZED UBOR."  ���^ ' AGENTS WANTED! ^  Every .phase of this tremendous  firoblcm discussed by thc greatest  ^    abor leader in the world.   Every  jX�� Union man buys at sight; also  t^ggj/smployers and all reading people.  iSSs JJig terms;  also $1500  in   caih  prizes for agents.   Workers clearing fo.oo to $x$.oa daily.    We are  the exclusive   publishers.     Ad-  .      ,      ���   . dress quick for terms nnd territory  American Book and Blbfo House. 146 N. Tenth St. Phlfa.. Pi  Our Victoria Advertisers.  The advertising pages of The Independent will reveal to trades unionists  In Victoria the tradesmen who are in practical touch witb them, and tbejr  will naturally govern themselves accordingly ln making purchase!.  PHONE 90S  Union Excavating Company  J. E. MURPHY Mgr.,  Sewer Connections, General Excavating, Cesspool  Cleaning, Etc. Prices Moderate. All Work  Promptly Attended to.   Estimates given.  Of/Ice :   EMPIBE CIGAR STORE  N'o. 105 Douglass Street  SATISfACTION GUARANTEED  Victoria, B. C.  Victoria Union Directory.  VICTORIA LABORERS' PROT?BCTIVE  Union, Federal No. 2.���Meets first and  third Friday In Labor Hall, room 4.  President, A. Johonson; vice-president,  T. Cox; secretary, J. C. Mapleton; treasurer, J. Goldstraw; warden, A. Harris;  conductor, J. McConnel; delegates to  Trades and Labor Council, A. Johonson,  T. Cox, Lee O. Charlton') Vim. McKay  and J. C. Mapleton. .���  PHONE I220A.  Dixob & Lyte  Carpenters & Joiners  534-540 Seymour St.  Between Pender and Dunsmuir Sts.  All kinds oif work ln this line promptly attended to.  THE QUEEN'S HOTEL  J   M.   HUGHES, PROPRIETOR,  Corner of Johnson and Store Streets,  Centrally localfd sml al! conveniences. Terms tl per d.iy i.*>��� I upwards.  Free Bus. Telephone.  ...J. T. JONES...  Empire Cigar Store  Free Reading'.Room and Head-'  ' quarters of the Laborers',  ���   -   Protective Union.  105 Douglas Street, Opposite Labor Hall  VICTORIA, B. C.  117 GOVERNMENT STREET.  Men's and Boy's Clothing, Boots and  Shoes.   Union Store.   Union Clerks.  tsr Lowest-priced outfitters in the  City of Victoria.   Give us a call.  What..  We Put  Forward  Conservative Platform  UNION DINING ROOMS AND RES-  ��� TAURANTS.  Bloomfleld's, Saddle Rock, Atlantic,  Savoy, PaJace, 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.  he no injustice in withholding or  drawing a privilege which is not paid  for according to its value, and how  much easier it would Ue to settle and  collect a tax on land, than upon the  many things which it is now levied and  which are so dlfllcult to get at. And  why should a man be taxed upon-his  Industry and endeavor to ,beautll'y the  town, while the one who holds the land  without improvement Is not taxed?  That is not common sense.  Single tax may not be a cure I'or all  Ills, but It would go far towards removing the discrepancy between the  wealth of the landlord and the poverty  of the tenant. It is customary to call  the landlord the taxpayer, hut he nover  pays the taxes upon any property which  he rents; his tenant always pays the  taxes. He pays only on Ihe property  which he occupies or whicli Is vacant,  nnd In case of u vacant house a landlord gets a rebate on his taxes until he  can, get a tenant to move in, and pay  the full amount again for him. We  know also that ai man who owns anything less than two acres ls charged a  higher rate of taxation than the one  who owns two -acres or,more within the  city limits. All these things are in  favor of the rich against the poor. We  wait for the single tax as the only way  to kill land speculation which ls not for  (Adopted at Revelstoke, Sept. 13, 1902.)  1. That this convention reaffirms 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, 1S99, 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 act  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  in tlie line of canned goods should send all others to the  rear. These things are not " tail end " lots from second-  rate canneries, but first quality goods from foremost pakcrs.  All other tilings���meats, soups, fish, vegetables, fruit,  etc.. are carefulfy prepared and canned by the most approved process.  Like all  our groceries   they arc   sold at  moderate  prices.  CITY GROCERY CO,  The Wonderful Cash Grocers.  Westminster Avenue " Vancouver, B. O.  the benefit of any   but the real estate  agent and a few favored ones In the' manufactured In BritiBh Columbia.  ab'6fftTas~a_first step in the acquisition  of public utilities.  That a portion of every coal area  hereafter to be disposed of should be  reserved from sale or lease, so that  state owned mines may be easily accessible, if their operation becomes neces.  sary or advisable.  0. 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 ot timber.  7. That the legislature nnd government of the province should prcsevere  ln the effort to secure the exclusion ot  Asiatic labor.  S. That the matter of bettor terms In  the way of subsidy and appropriations  for thc province should be vigorously  pressed upon the Dominion government.  9. That thc silver-lead Industries of  the province he fostered and encouraged by the Imposition of Increased  customs duties an- lead and lend 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 groat loss and In-  Jury both to the pnrtles 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  ��� ������I  Provincial  Exhibition  UNDER THE AUSPICES OP THE ROYAL    AGRICULTURAL   S-.  AND   INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY OP B. C. WILL BE HELD AT  Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. I and 2  $20,000   \E3iS1   $20,000  OPljIN TO THE WORLD. A Round of pleasure for four whole days.  LACROSSE TOURNAMENT, SHAMROCKS, OF MONTREAL, VANCOUVER LACROSSE CLUB, WESTMINSTER LACROSSE CLUB, PIRE  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.  J3xecuJive22T^^I^Pnj3u^jdent;.AIt]._Sinclalr,-Ald.-Holmes,���Aid���Wil--  son, a. D. Brymner. XV. 3. .Mathers, R. P. Anderson, W. R. Gllley, L. A. Lew-  Is, D. S. Curtis, J. A. Cunningham. ,  P. J. TRAPP,                                                                                 W. H. KEART,  President. - Manager and Secretary.  oe ������ec������o����������������oa oo ��������o��ae* ���<-��'����������������� o*e*  EVERY KIND  0  e  ,���  9  fi  9  \ Job Printing Done I  SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.  *'  o  of  Independent  Printing CoV ���  112 HASTINGS STREET, OVER BARR AND ANDERSONS,  , .  ���-  'A   '9,  ��� ���.  .11  xm THE INDEPENDENT.  Saturday.  SEPTEMBER 26, 1903 ?  Use Kynoch Brand of loaded ^hot Shells  the most reliable on tlie market.  They are  We havo everything necessary for the sportsman.  Call and examine our stock.  Temporary Address:   412 Cordova Street, West  Important to architects, builders and  real estate owners and all persons contemplating building. The following is a  list of reliable contractors of buildings  employing union men only, and who are  on friendly terms with their employees.  No danger of strikes or defective construction of buildings in charge of these  contractors:  'VANCOUVER AND VICINITY.  CARPENTERS.  Astell, R., Eveleigh street.  Baker, G. B., IKS Eighth avenue east.  Baynes & Morrle, 1309 Pender street.  Bell,  H. G., 67G Granville street.  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.  Griiliths, M. C, 124!) Davie street.  Griffiths. Jos., corner Seventh avenue  and Cedar street. ���.-  Hepburn. W., 922 Burrard street.  Hobson. Edward, 163G Davie street.  Horrobin, Thos., 8 Dufferin street  -7? est  Hunter, Thos., 1106 Melville street.  Layfleld, J., Ninth avenue, Fairview.  Lyons & McCall, Ninth avenue and  Heather street.  Macpherson & Sinclair,, Barnard and  Campbell avenue.  Mathison, J. P., 351 Robson street.  Mills, C. P., 934 Davie street.  MdKinnon, Thos., 514 Pender street.  ��� McLeod, Rod., C5S Howe street.  McPhalan, D. J., Westminster avenue.  Perkins & Chase, 713 Prior street.  Perry, Chas., 613 Howe street.  Purdy & Lonergan, 515 Georgia street.  Robinson, John, 700 Westminster  avenue,  Bchofieid,  Geo.,  Dunsmuir street.  Sharp, Allan, 006 Finder street.  Shindler, C. P., 1112 Nelson street.  Tardlf, P., 9S4 Burrard street.  Wilson, Hugh, 39 Seventh avenue  east.  Williams, J. C, 1054 Ninth avenue,  Fairview.  BRICK AND STONE MASONS.  Adams, A��� 523 Richards street.  Cook, Fred, 647 Hornby street.  Ellison & Tolman, City.  Forshaw, R. P., 821 Hornby street.  Gibh, 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. 1263 Hornby street.   Waldon & Kellman, 1255 Hastings  Street.  PAINTERS.   DECORATORS   AND  PAPER-HANGERS.  Baker, R., 1319 Howe street.  Bishop, F. P., 72S Pender stieet.  Buchanan & White, Hastings street  west.  Clarke & Jones, 212 Princess street.  Ciarkson & Mayne, 607 Pender street.  Cornish & Cooper, Seymour street.  Cuiumings, C, S47 Howe street.  Dixon & Lyte, Seymour street.  Flemish Finishing Co., Granville  street.  Foster, N. G., Granville street.  Gnskill, G., Hastings street east.  Gauley, D. L., Cambie stieet.  Graham, A. C, 1111 Seymour street.  Hodgson, A., 422 Hastings street.  Llgo & Morse, Seventh avenue, Fair-  view.  Jordan & McCuhbin, 2729 Wostmnister  avenue.  Kearsley, F.  Langdale, J. R��� 813 Seymour street.  Limpus & McDonald, 26S Barnard  street.  McDonald & Sykcs, Room 5, 840 Robson street.  McGee & Fraser, 21 Thirteenth  avenue, Mount Pleasant.  McKay, R., 514 Pender street.1  Muller, H., 103 1-2 Cordova street.  Rogers, Jonathan, Hastings street.  Ross, A., 135 Twelfth avenue west.  Splllman & Todd, Granville street.  Stanley, XV., 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, .1., 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., 10S 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.  CAMUOm  The Prlor-DuiiHinUll' combination Is  out for blood aiid It it gets Its own way  the next four years will be like tho past,  with the "old gang"���"grafts" foV the  "boys" and "gifts" for the "boss."���Nanaimo Irlernld.  What the dk-kens have we to do with  the Ottawa government that the liberals sny we must return them to power  In Hritlsh Columbia? According to  that line of reasoning whenever the fed-  oiiil government Is changed we should  follow suit. Not In your life. We nre  going to vote for the straight labor ticket and honest men.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  ELECTRICIANS.  Campbell, D., Arcade, Hastings street.  Cope & Frey, Hastings street.  Barber, A. E. & Co., Granville street.  *   Hlnton   Electrical   Company,   Granville street.  Mitchell, R. &   Co., 509   Westminster  avenue.  IATHERS.  Macey, Geo.,  1665   Seventh    avenue  west.  Newberry, Jos., 502 Hawks avenue.  V����������������������������9������������  Tbe Salt  I of Life  is business.   We want more of  i it.   We'll get it if an out and out  bargain will fetch it.  llow is This  A two-quart  Hot Water Bottle  or  Fountain Syringe  75c.  Watson Co., Ltd. Liability |  UP-TO-DA1E DRUGGISTS. ��  5@��������������������8>����B������������  ASIC THE CLERK FOR HIS CARD.  To the Editor ol Thk Independent.  Sir.���It seems to me high time that th-;  union men of this city used a little discrimination tn making their purchases  in retail stores, and I wish to point out  right here that the utter Indifference  shown by the majority of union men  as-to_\vh"eth"er _"they-shou Id^purchase"  from a union or non-union clerk Is a  matter upon which every union clerk  has a strong kick coming. Union men  are In duty bound to patronise union  labor only. It Is a very easy matter to  ascertain If you nre buying from a  union clerk, anj every time a demand  Is made for the card It puts a. spoke In  tho clerks' wheel. Although Ihis matter has been drummed Into every raeiii-  (ber of the Trades and Labor Council  nnd continually brought to tin- attention of every union In the city It seems  lo make littlo or no material difference  to union men generally. The very best  possible way for a man to assert his  or have his wife assert her unionism ls  by complying with the request "Ask the  clerk for his card," for although this  may at times be somewhat inconvenient and mortifying to the individual,  yet this Is slight compared to the welfare of the whole. Reciprocity is the  life of trade! It Is ten times more so  the life of trades-unionism. Ask the  clerk for his card.  RETAIL CLERK?.  Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 24th, 1903.  P. S.���Will a union man employ a  non-union teamster, carpenter, plumber or any other tradesman when he can  employ union men? No; but he will  wear non-union clothes and boots and  buy them from non-union clerks, when  he does not have to go out of the way  to buy union goods from a union clerk.  R. C.  The only real Issue that seems to  he between the tories and grits is one  of a straight-party government. While  it Is true that thore have been no party  lines drawn heretofore, it Is a fact that  the conservatives have practically always been ln power nt Victoria.  Workingmen should remember this and  vote the straight labor ticket.  Charles Wilson, K. C, has the. distinction of being the only candidate in  the province In the present political  campaign who opposed'the Nanalmo &  Esquimau railway land grant deal. He  lost his sent by taking this stand. This  is to his credit. But look at the records  of some of the members of the conservative party In the wholesale giving  nway of public lands since then.  We hear of vast crowds of settlers  going into the Northwest Territories.  British Columbia Is kept In reserve by  the railway corporations and land speculators as a future stampeding ground.  We want settlers now and we want  legitimate inducements held out ito  them to come here, not In the way of  assisted immigration, but protection  from the financial coyotes and buzzards  that abound In this province.  Vancouver  Labor Party  The millinery opening of Drysdale-  Stcvenson, Ltd., held at their Cordo;7a  Street store, Wednesday, pfoved a great  succeed, By .V bold stroke they Imported ih# moat extensive showing of street  and dress hats ever brought to the west  and their opening display was the most  enthusiastic In the history of the store.  Their showing merits a visit.  Vancouver Union Directory.  THE VANCOUVER TRADES AND  Labor Council meets first and third  Thursday in each month, at 7.30 p.m.  President, W. J. Lamrick; vlco-presldont,  Geo. Dobbin; seoretary, F. J. Russell; financial secretary, J. L. Lllley; treasurer,  A. N. Harrington; 3ergeant-at-arms, J. C,  Kerr; statistician, J. H. Perkins; trustees, Mesors. Pound, Cross and Thomp.  son; executive committee, Messrs. George  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. Llnklat-  cr; secretary, J. P. Lawson; treasurer, A,  G. Deighton; conductor, J. Ritchie; warden, James Kirkness.  SHIRT WAIST AND LAUNDRT  WORKERS' UNION, No. 105.���Meets  every 2nd and 4th Thursday ln each  month ln Union hall. President C. N.  Lee; vice-president, M. Whltmore; corresponding secretary, W. Sharp; financial  secretary, W. Young; treasurer. Miss Lorn ie; delegate to Trades and Labor Council, C. N. Lee, Geo. Rowlands, W. Laid-  law, R. Coltart.  WAITERS AND WAITRESSES' UNION  Local No. 28. President, Charles Ov.r;  vice-president, A. N. Herrlngton; secretary-treasurer," J. H. Perkins; recording  secretary. Miss A.. Scuitto; Press agent,  W. Ellender. Meeting every second Friday evening at 8.30 o'clock in Union  Hall, corner Homer and Dunsmulr streets  JOURNEYMAN TAILORS' UNION OF  America, No. ITS.���Meets lst and 3rd  Mondays in room No. 1, Union Hall. President, C. L. Whalen; vice-president, H.  O. Burrltt; secretary, F. Williams, 1S14  Seventh avenue, west; secretary-treasurer, J. Savage; sergeant-at-arms, Mr.  Lavilette; delegates', to Trades and Labor  Council? Messrs. Whalen, Williams and  Lavilette. v  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNATIONAL Union, No. 129���President, E. Harpur; vice-president, J. Gil-  man; corresponding-financial secretary,  J. A. Stewart, 442 Hastings St. E.; recorder, W. L. Aylesworth; treasurer,  G. Bower; guide, W. Bushman; guard-  ian, O. E. Jacques; delegates to T. & L.  Counoil, E. Harpur and,J. A. Dlbden  Meets'first and third Wednesdaya of  each month in Union Hall.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS AND JOINERS ��� Meets  every second and fourth Wednesday in  Union hall, room 2. President, George  Adams; yice-president, J. P. Dubberley;  recording secretary, U. Chaplin, 261 Princess street; financial secretary,- E. J.  Moore; treasurer, L. C. De Wolfe;- conductor, James F.f Gray; warden, J. G.  Tingley; delegates to T.? and L. Council,  Geo. Dobbin, George Adams, A. E. Coffin, L. C. De Wolfe and Murray; delegates to the Building Trades Council,  Messrs. McMurdo and Murray; alternates, McLaren and Walker.  TEAM DRIVERS' INTERNATIONAL  UNION, No. 409-Meets first and third  Wednesday in each month In Union hall  President, Geo. Dunlop; vice-president, S.  Cawker; secretary-treasurer. D. Mclvor;  recording secretary, A. E. Soper, 533  Hornby street; warden, C. B. Hlgglnson  conductor, T. E. Bugbee; trustees, C. B,  Hlgglnson, R. Heywbod, A. Robinson;  delegates to TradesCand?Labor Council,  A. E.-Soper, Geo. Dunlop, C. 15. Hlgglnson. J. J. Harrison, J: C. Kerr.  BUILDERS' LABORERS' FEDERAL  UNION, No. 32, Vancouver.���Meets every other Tuesday evening, at S o'clock,  In the large room, Union Hall. President,  J. Sully; vice-president, W. Lyons; secretary, H. Sellers, Western Hotel; treasurer,  J. Cosgrove; warden, H. Chapman; conductor, J. Gunderson; delegates to Trades  & Labor Council, J. Sully, G? Payne, J.  Cosgrove and H. Sellers; delegates to  Building .Trades Council, J. Sully and'J.  Cosgrove.  ?.  Following are  Speakers:  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; sergeant-at-  arms, James Webster; executive committee, .Ralph Wilson, A., W. Flnbow, N.  Cleland and P. Kellas; delegates to  Trades and Labor Council. Robert Todd,  George Bartley,  Geo, Wilby,  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION.-  Meets second and fourth Wednesday of  each month in Sutherland Hall, corner  Westminster Avenue and Hastings  Street, at 8 p.m. President, James McGuigan; vice-president, A. G. Elliott: recording secretnry, A. G. Perry, 33 Seventh avenue, Mount Pleasant; financial  secretary, Ed. Cozens; conductor, J. Badger; warden, A. J. Wilson; sentinel, A. M.  Harris; delegates to Trades and Labor  Council, I McGuigan, A. J. Wilson, R.  Br>��i��, C. Bennett, F. C. O'Brien.  THB RETATL 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, secretarj'. M8 Princess street.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF  Machinists, . Beaver Lodge, No. 182.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesdays In  ench month ln tho Lesser O'Brien Hall.  President, Geo. P. Downey; past president, J. R. Edwards; vice-president, H. J.  Littler; recording secretarj'. J. H. McVety; financial secretary, J. Anderson.  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF  Electrical Workers. Vancouver Local,  No. SM���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. Ram-  kin. ."������'  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD  of Blacksmiths' Union, No. 151, meets  in the O'Brien hall on the lst and  3rd Mondays of each month, at 8  o'clock p.m. President, Robert Gray;  Financial Secretary, Charles McAllister; Recording Secretary, D. Robinson, Box 37, Vancouver, B. C.  ALL WELCOME JTIie Independent, $1 a Year  ~^9m*M.9***^9f*9^^  1  \l  1  1  \\  n  n  ii  s��  it  ii  9  9?.  Don*t be Careless f  ii-  Don't start your wheel on  the   new  season's  work without  a  thorough overhauling.  It will add much to your comfort and secur-   ��  ity and will coat you but little.   We have a thoroughly up-to-date   \ i  bicycle repair department,    :" A'    ���"    '",,.   )\  "   '    . O'  ii  ��� -      if-  Wm. RALPH, 126 Hastings St. |  Stoves, Ranges and Kitchen Furniture.  ir  ii  ir  Heating Stoves*  Ranges, Cook Stoves  and everything in the stove*line. McLennan, McFeely & Co. have the most*  up-to-dnte assortment of stoves in Vancouver. These stoves are selected,  from the best makers on tho Continent and will be found to be the best value-'  on tho coast.    Store open every Saturday evening. -  NcLennan, Hcfeely & Co.  LIMITED  122 Cordova Street  'Phone 44.  DRINK THE BEST  Ceqlon   NAIIH!  Put up in 1 lb. and �� lb. lead packets.  For Sale by all first-class Grocers.  Tea  ���x��>:��x��x��x��^��x��^��x��)k��x*-��:*:��:k��:k��*k<>:k��x��:k��x��x��x��-  1 FOR THE GARDEN^-^       |  I   -T^-T��� ,  Individual description is  Pruning Knives  Pruning Shears  Tree Pruners  Hand Sprayers  Step {.adders  Lawn Mowers  Garden Hose  Lawn Sprinklers  Lawn Rakes, Etc.  impossible, not enough j*  space to do that. They  must be seen, and the  price tags will make no  heavy drain on your j*  pocket book.  Vancouver Hardware Co.,  339 Hastings Street. %  ����>:��>:��:*��x��;f:��*��*��*����;��* ^��^^*��*t*��-r-��)��>:K��:K��:t:��;k��;K��  ...CASCADE... -I  " The Beer Without a Peer." S!  $1 Doz. Pints     r   1  $2 Doz. Quarts '   !  FOR SALE AT ALL FIRST-CLASS  LIQUOR STORES, HOTELS  AND SALOONS  Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.  , Vancouver, B. C.  and for. sole at all flrst-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Hotels.  |     Raincoats and Umbrellas  Both are good���Both will shed the rain. BUT���both will not keep  out the'cold.     THEREFORE-You'll  need  the'raincoat, too.  Particularly does this npoeol to you when >-ou learn that our raincoats are raincoats and overcoats combined. Any of these makes are  as dressy und as comfortable overcoats as you could wish for' in this  climate. Then if a smart shower, or (or that matter, an ����.day's  rain should be In order, you are equally happy in -the possession of  one. They are dre��ay, andwill be appropriate from now until  Spring comes  round  again.   js.M) to t22.SH.  UMBRELLAS.���Of course, lots of them���running from BOc to $:t.!i0.  JOHNSTON, KERrOOT & CO.  104 and 106 Cordova Street.  Trunk Store 18? Maatloga St., Opp. Wm. Ralph's.  K.  RAINIER BEER  Is a glorious summer beverage���quenching  and satisfying. Remember there's no other  "just as good"���insist on getting Rainier.  ottling  Works  r^vf?*-^'-resfr7yff^^

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