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 M*>1-  ��?.??��*  It  /,.  THE  ROYAL BANK  .  OF  CANADA .  .'. HAVIN08   BANK . .  A. General Braking BuslnciB  Transactou.  OFFICES-Hn��tlng�� Street,   W.,  WeBtminilor Avenue, VancuiiTtr.  B. C. PERMANENT LOAN AM  SAVINGS CO.  Authorized Capital ��� 110,000,000  Subscribed Capital - ��� 1,600,000  Atwta Over ��� ��� -- 300,000  Head Offioe, 821 Cambie Street.  Vancouver, B. C.  FOURTH YEAR.  VANCOUVER, B. C., SATURDAY,  OCTOBERS, 1903.  WHOLE'NO.  THE ELECTIONS.  The contest last Saturday resulted ln  ihe election of 22 conservatives, 17 liberals, 2 socialists and 1 laborlte.  OFFICIAL COUNT���1903.      ���  Following are  the results for Vancouver.  TATLOW     2,633  GARDEN...??     2,510  WILSON   .........     2,40-!  BOWSER..... ..'��� .. :'..   .. ��� ';2,303  MACGOWAN.. .. .. .2,301  Martin  ....   ^  ....   ....   .. '..   1,54"  Brydone-Juck..   .. ',.   ..   ..   ..   ..?? 1,4G5  Baxter ;.   ..   ..  ....   ..   ..   ..   ..���' 1,��16  Williams.. '..   .....   ..   ....   ..   1,355  Mortimer....  Perrv   TurnbulL.. ..  McLaren .. .  Stebbings ...  Monck1   Griffiths  ..  .  1,333  1,248  .1,197  1,108  939  915  2S3  VOTI3 CAST IN 1900  Cotton   ...;..,.....'..   .,���.:.   .... 802  ���Wilson  '..���:.   .............. 1,141  TATLOW -.. 1,643  GARDEN..       ........  ..,..'? 1.7S7  Wood .' '.. 1,344  MARTIN ;  1,737  G1LMOUR ' 1,463  Macpherson '.. 1;437  clallst party as a body. He pointed  out that after the great showing made  by the socialists on election day that  the British Columbia socialist party had  come to stay. Active propaganda  work would be pushed forward at a  rapid rate and.candidates would be put  up in every riding of the province at  the next elections. -Five straight socialists would contest Vancouver. Mr.  Pettlplece also pointed out that the labor party must of necessity fall In line  with the socialist party aB it only represented straight,.class-conscious principles. In reply to a question he said  that members of the socialist party  were pledged to vote, for no one but  their own candidates and would not  fuse with the labor party. After some  consideration by the committee the  matter was dropped.  BARBERS' BALL.  The Vancouver Barbers' union, No.  120, will hold their fourth annual masquerade ball >in the city, hall, on Thursday evening,"- October: 15th, for " which  invitations are now circulating. The  grand march takes place at S.45 o'clock  sharp. Fred.;Hr we, J.' A. Stewart, ,H.  Harper and P. Johnston arc tho committee.  B. C. COMMISSION.  McQueen.,  i  Dixonp.. .  Williams..  McClain'..  1,391:  ,' 853 I  I 716'  -   6831  PLUMPERS.  McLaren ...'.....   ............   4  Mortlgier ..-.. '..  ..'.. :.' ..'���-..���..'.. .32  Perry .���'.������:'���'���  5  Stebbings .... ..  .-'.' .... '?.  .. .... 4  Williams..  ..  .. v..  .. .5  Griffiths .'.' ..' .".'"..".".'.'.?"..'.... S3  v PURELY SOCIALIST.,'  The members of the socialist, party  1 Are pledged .to vote only ��� for straight  socialist   cahdidatesl       The vote cast  thus shows:  Stebbings and Mortimer (B.. C.-.so-  '  clalist party).. .... .. ... .'    *;3  Mortimer ..   ..'..'    32  Stebbings..  ...   ..'.;. ������   ..���**  Griffiths (Socialist Labqr)  -33  Griffiths) Mortimer and Stebbings.. .'25  .     167  '���    1900-1903;    v  Tatlow, in 1903, polled./..r '.   2,655'  Tatlow, in 1900, polled    1,645  Gained - '1.010  Garden, In 1903,'polled  Garden, In 1900,'polled .  2,510  1,787  Gained ���  723  "Wilson, In 1903, polled  2,403  Wilson, in 1900, polled.. ..'.. ... .. 1,4*1  ��� Gained  962  , Williams, in 1903, polled .. '.  1,355  Williams, in 1900, polled  -716  Gained  B39  Martin, In 1900, polled  1.737  Martin, in 1903, polled  1,547  INDEPENDENT POLITICAL AC-  '   _ _"''   ' TION.  At the thirteenth session . of -the  Trades and Labor Congress of Canada,  which recently closed at Brockville, Independent.' political 'action was dealt  with/' V Some of the'riew'delegates introduced motions with the object of in  one wa"y or another separating'the  sheep from the goats In the party? politicians,, b.uteach time ,the'advice'tender-,  ed from all parts of the hall was to get  labor men to support. It was pointed  out that Inthe'next.electlon it Is more  than 'likely' that in many cases both' the  literal and conservative nominee 'will  be ithe candidate of the manufacturers'  association. * ���      ,; .     ,.*,' I   ���'   .     '   ''"  Lost  190  Wilson* and Turnbull travelled pretty  well together on the labor ballots.  Mr. Mortimer? the socialist candidate,  polled 1,333 votes, deducting 167 socialists, ft -will be seen that the labor party  cast 1,166 socialist votes.  lt. was noticed that "Fighting Joe"  made many converts In thc conservative ballots, taking the place of Wilson.  And the same maybe said of WlUlams,  the labor,candidate.  Four loyal ..tories voted for Griffiths  Instead of Wilson. The socialist-labor  party is getting in the thin edge of thc  wedge in the "let well enough alone"  party. There was also a Garden and  Griffiths combination.  According to an analysis made by  Secretary Soper of the Labor party, the  workingmen's vote on- Saturday went  the two extremes. The one being for  socialist candidates and the other being  for Wilson, the conservative candidate.  The kid-gloved outfit Inthe west end  were determined to defeat him, hut the  labor vote off-set this.  -RAILWAY   MAIL  CLERKS   ARE  ���   ' APPRECIATIVE.  The following is a copy of the resolution recently forwarded to. Sir .William Mulock by the railway mall.clerks  of ,the British Columbia district, with  his reply thereto: .  - "VANCOUVER, B.< C, Sept. 12,' 1903.  "At a meeting, of 'the British Columbia' branch of the Railway Mall Clerks'  association .of Canada;, held at Vancouver on the 11th September,. 1903, the following resolution was moved and unanimously carried:  " 'That,we; the railway mall clerks of  the -; British ? Columbia district, having  learned with, satisfaction and great  pleasure of the? liberal provisions made  for the bettering of the conditions of  railway mail, clerks in an act to amend  the Post Office Act, by the Hon. Sir  William Mulock, >K. C. M. G., Postmaster-General of Canada? make this an occasion for expressing our sincere  thanks and deep gratitude; and as a  proof of our appreciation we Will, by  continued good conduct and work, endeavor to -make1 our? branch of the ser-  vice  an  honor-to  Its  founder  and  a  THE DEAL FELL THROUGH,  Mr. ffettlplece, socialist . delega?  waited on the labor party executive last  Thursday night. When - it was ..announced .that there was'a good balance  on' hand after all bills .were?paid,-,he  arose and spoke at considerable length,  urging the labor party to Join the so^  credit to the country in which wc live.  "'That a copy of this resolution Tie  sent to our superintendent for transmission to the honorable the postmaster-general.     (Signed.)  "E.. C. POWELL,  "President.  "J. B. ALLAN,  / "Secretary."  REPLY .  "OTTAWA, Ont, Sept. IS, 1903.  "Denr Mr. Armstrong,���I beg to? acknowledge the receipt of your letter of  the 17th instant, forwarding to me the  resolution of the mall clerks of the British Columbia district, expressing their  thanks for the passage of a recent  amendment to the Post Ollice act,  whereby their position has been improved. It has been my privilege to  observe the fidelity and efficiency displayed throughout the railway mall  service, and therefore it was a great  pleasure to me to be of service by having the Post Oflice act amended so as  to enable the department ito properly  reward so deserving a branch of the  service.     Yours sincerely, '  Jgned)     < W. MULOCK.  Armstrong, Esq., Controller R.  Ottawa, Ont."  The Trades and Labor Congress .of  Canada, which recently met at Brockville, dealt with the B. C. labor commission. The leading organizations In British Columbia, It was stated, were hostile both to the American Federation  of Labor and the Trades Congress.of  Canada. The report of the British  Columbia labor commission was referred to a special committee of flve.and  its report was adopted unanimously.  The. committee reported as follows:  "We find that although the commission was formed to inquire Into distinctly industrial troubles, labor interests and experiences ; were, neither directly or Indirectly represented on the  commission. This fact no doubt accounts for the biased and partial nature of the commissioner's findings in  centrast-to the recommendations and  findings in the reports of the Crows'  Nest Pass and Chinese Immigration  Commissions, :on each of which bodies  there was a representative labor man.  The committee.is^ of opinion ithat 'the  British Columbia commission was not  constituted In a fair manner.  "The commission wns appointed to  enquire lnto?and concerning the nature  and causes of disputes in British v Columbia.    A report based on a full    and  deep Inquiry of this nature .would have  ,   ...   -, ��� i   -,  been"of great value at tliis time, but  we cannot find: that, we have a report  of that character beforeus., The ground'  that appears to be taken? Is that the organization'of a'trade union is the natural cause of;a,'strlke, overlooking- the  causes that, make,, the trade union an  absolute necessity. -For Instance, Mr.  Dunsmuir, the owner, of large coal  mines on Vancouver Island, finding  that a union had'been organized among  the coal miners, posted a notice closing  the mines. Surely It is reasonable to  say thnt .the action of the employer, not  the employee, that was the uause of uTe  stoppage ..that ensued. _ Why waa not  the locking-out' company censured, In  this instance?-, .With the general conclusions of the"' commissioners yo.tr.  committee do not agree, with the-exception ofsome of the sub-divisions  where some good! economic'doctrine is  laid down.  "- "Generally speaking, though, It ap:  pears that the unwise actions and  methods of some named organizations  are relied upon to excuse some, drastic  recommendations, which if carried into  effect would strike a severe blow at all,  labor organizations. The commissioners rightly Insist .that a person has a  right to work for or employ whomsoever he pleases, without Insults, molestation, Intimidation or oppression by  any person or union.. But then the  commissioners go on .to eoritradict their  own statement by declaring that union  employees 'have no right to Interfere  or ito strike because of the employment  of such substitute (non-union) labor.'  To this latter statement we emphatic*  ully object.  "The commissioners' report?- favors  compulsory Incorporation of trades  unions,".''which evidences a desire to  hedge them about with restrictions and  lim! tat Ions, and~th"is"wltliouT tlielFcon-"  Morrison   and the  and the treasurer.  sir vice-presidents  W. W. MEAKLEY.  This firm's place Qf business is at  the corner of Westminster avenue and  Hastings street. A first-class stock  of dry goods and millinery is kept. A  25 per cent, reduction has been made on  all lines of millinery and work-people  especially should take advantage of this  generous offer. Also a full range of  ladles' dress goods and underskirts are  sold at the very lowest prices. This Is  the best place In the east end for bargains.  Buy and wear union stamp ? shoes,  and thus protect the labor movement  against. Independent and hostile factions that retard the recognized trade  union. ���>.,..  sent. Under present conditions threatened incorporation is equal to threatened strangulation of organized labor.  |In thus briefly dealing with the report of the British Columbia labor commission we have no Intention of excusing overt acts, revolutionary methods,  oi breach of faith or contracts by organizations of employers or employees.  We would strongly recommend to our  fellow-workers in the Pacific province  to ndopt those methods and that form  of organization which have been tried  and perfected by the International  trades unions, and that have ? In their  Steady operation resulted In the direct  benellt and general uplift ot the workers on this continent. (Signed) D..A.  Carey, chairman; A. W. Holmes, P.  Howard, J. H. Hnll, and A. W. Puttee  (secretary)."  WORK VS. THEORY.  ?For a tinie, like so many generous  spirits, he had been strongly drawn  towards socialism, 'with Its splendid  promise of universal well-being, when  labor, in Itself a blessing,' should be  shared by all, and Its fruits stored In  each man's barn, when leisure should  no .longer be the privilege1 of the few,  when men should work ?not for the  price of gain as hirelings, but for the  good of one another, and earth, which  is God's gift to His children, should be  enjoyed by all. But In the mind of  Alured, a dream, however beautiful,  was still onlv a dream unless it would  bear translation into fact, and in endeavoring to think out socialism into a  working scheme, he had, like many, another, failed. It seemed to hiin that, in  the present temper of mankind, it was  beating the air to?spend one's,life striving to change this dream Irito actuality;  and yet he loved the dream, and believed that if it became man's rule of life,  the Kingdom of Heaven Would be very  near. ��� But a new spirit? must be born  Into the? world ere this can be; earth's  heart become a child's, yet her, mind be  the mind of a man. And so in his crusade against evil he took as his foundation things as they are, and had  formed very definite views as to what a  .nan might-hope to accomplish, either  by means of legislative change or personal influence. It seemed to him that  so long as national education remained  what It was���a reproach in the eyes of  all thoughtful? persons���so long as the  well-being of the nation was being eaten Into by the? poison dens in which so  miny of the poor are imprisoned/so  long as labor earns an uncertain and  oflen-times starving wage, so long as  English manhood was undermined -in  the drinking taverns of our cities, and  English womanhood was sold on English streets, that there was no reason  to?fly into the empyrean for work for  this generation to accomplish.���The  Soul of Chivalry.  unfair competition, and very naturally  tried to bring up the conditions in this  non-union shop with the others, and enable the manufacturers to compete on  their merits Instead of upon the necks  of their workmen. They met the usual  opposition from D. E. Loewe & Co. and  are now laying their case before the retail hat dealers, union men and others  for their approval or disapproval. Mr.  Hennelly says that the hatters feel safe  In putting such matters into thc hands  of the purchasing public, for they have  learned by experience that the public  have no use for any concern that mi?;  dertakes to lower the standard of any  workmen employed at any Industry.  Mr. Hennelly will visit us from time'to  tlmeuntll.the hatters' troubles are adjusted on the coast.  A.F. OFL. CpNVENTION.  The call for the annual convention of  the American Federation of Labor was  Issued, last week.- The convention will  meat in Faneuil hall, Boston, on November 9th. The basis of representation is  given and a special appeal Is made, considering the importance of the movement and the needs and: duties' of the  hour that all unions shall he represented in full strength. A list of hotels  whore arrangements for the entertainment jOf .delegates: have been made ? is  given.'?-;.The call is slgnedfcy President  Gompers   and attested   by   Secretary  UNITED HATTERS.  W. C. Hennelly, travelling representative of the United Hatters of North  ���America, was in town last week in the  interests of his organization.     He was  here? principally to acquaint the local  hat dealers and union men of.the fact  that a strike was on against the factory of D. E. Loewe & Co., of Danbury,  Conn., and Triest & Co., hat jobbers, of  San Francisco, Ca).     This latter firm  Is one of the principal distributors of  these unfair-made goods on the Pacific^ coast,-and^have,been^placed^dn._th9_  unfair list of organized labor for persistently handling Loewe & Co.'s hats.  Triest & Co. sell to a number of Loewe  hat dealers/who have been made    acquainted- .with the facts In the case by  Mr. Hennelly, and he v'vns assured by  most all of them that they would give  the matter their attention in the future and  until It was adjusted.     Mr.  Hennelly says  that the Loewe & Co.  concern have been setting their labor  done for 20 per cent, cheaper for the  past fifteen years by employing boys,  etc/etc, that nine-tenths of   the   hat  hanufneturers,   which   are  union   factories; consequently nine-tenths ot the  hats made are union-made and bear the  union label.    The union manufacturers  naturally enough complained of the unfair competition with such a factory as  the Loewe S. Co. concern, which    was  getting  their labor so much cheaper.  The question   presented Itself   to the  union hatters In this manner:    Should  they try and bring the  conditions in  the Loewe & Co. concern up to the conditions now prevailing in the union factories or would they take no notice of  the appeals of those manufacturers and  in time be compelled to let the conditions In the fair Institutions.go down to  that prevailing In the Loewe & Co/concern.     The United Hatters of  North  America were responsible for the fair  conditions prevailing In, so great a majority of the factories.    Therefore that  body felt It to be Its duty to'protect  the  fair  manufacturers against sjich  THE TRIPLETS.  This one issued by an agent of London capitalists to the New York capitalists in 1862:  The I-Iazzard Circular.  ���Slavery ls likely to be abolished by  the war power, and chattel slavery destroyed. This I and my European  friends are in favor of, for slavery Is  but-the owning? of labor and carries  with it the care of .the laborer, while  the European plan, led on by Englanl,  is for capital to control, labor by controlling the wages.?-.THIS C.-VN BE  DONE BY CONTROLLING THE  MONEY. The great debt that capital-  lists will see to it- Is- made? out of the  war must be used as a means to control  tha volume of money. To accomplish  this the bonds must be used as a banking basis. We are now waiting for the  Secretary of the Treasury to make the  recommendation to; congress. It will  not, do to allow the greenback, as it is  called, to circulate as money any  length of time, as we cannot control  that. .  This one afterwards Issued .by New  Vork ban'-e:-3 to the national banks:  ,  -   The Banks' Circular..  Dear Sir,���'It Is advisable to do all  in 'your power, to sustain such promin ���  ent dally and weekly newspapers, especially the agricultural and religious  press/as will -oppose the issuing of  greenback paper money," and that you  also withhold patronage of favors from  all applicants who are not willing to  oppose the government issue of money.  Let the government issue the coin and  the banks issue the paper money of the  country, for then we can better protect  each other. To repeal the law creating national bank notes, or to restore' to  circulation the government issue of  money will be to provide the people  with money, and will therefore seriously  affect your Individual profit as bankers  and lenders.. See your- congressmen  st once and engage him to support our  interests that: we maj*. control legislation.  The Panic Circular.  Dear Sir,���The interests of national  bankers require immediate financial  legislation by congress. .'��� Silver/silver  certificates and treasury notes must be  retired, and national bank notes upon  a? gold basis made the only money. This  will require,the authorisation of from  i&irf  $500,000,000 to $1,000,000,000 of new bonds  as a basis of circulation. You'will, at  once retire one-third of your circulation  and call in '"one-half of your loans. Be  careful to make a money stringency  felt among your patrons,'-, especially  among influential business nien. Advocate an extra session of congress for  the repeal of the purchasing clause of  the Sherman law, and act with the other banks of your city In securing a  large petition to congress for Its unconditional repeal, por accompanying form.  Use personal Influence with congressmen, and particularly let your wishes  be known to your senators. The future  l:fe of national banks as fixed and safe  Investments depends upon Immediate  action, ns there Is an Increasing sentiment In favor of government legal tender notes and silver coinage.  BLACKSMITHS' SCHEDULE.  Following are the rules and rates  agreed upon between the blacksmiths  and the C. P. R. governing the services  of the men on the Pacific Division:  1. Ten hours shall constitute a day's  work, the hours being from 7 o'clock?  to 18 o'clock, .with' one hour allowance  for meals. .  (a) On Saturdays the hours shall be  fiom 7 o'clock to 17 o'clock from the  lst of October to lst of April, and from  7 o'clock to 12 noon the balance of the  vear. ,  (b) When shops are worked in relays, night and day, the day staff shall  work Winter term hours as above.  The hours for the night staff shall be  from 19'o'clock to 6 o'clock; Saturdays  20 o'clock to 6: o'clock, :and one hour  allowance for meals. Overtime shall  be allowed after the above hours.  2. Overtime shall be paid for Sundays, and the following public holidays:  New Years, Good Friday, Victoria Day,  Dominion Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  (a) Night crews shall receive straight  time if -worked during meul hour, Glover ten hours per day shall ? receive  overtime pay for same.   -  (b) Employees sent out on the road  temporary to work shall be allowed"!  straight time when travelling and the  additional expense they necessarily incur, receipt to be attadhed to expense  voucher.  (c) Men specially   called   out after -  their regular working hours shall receive , not less than two and one-haif *  hours' straight time.  3. Any boy engaging, himself as an .  apprentice must be between the age of ���  14 and IS years.must be able to read and  write English, and know the first rules  of arithmetic, and must serve .five (5)  years.  (a) The number of apprentices to  blacksmiths shall: not; exceed the ratio  of one?to every three blacksmiths employed.  4. When reductions in force are? made  men . who have ��� others dependent on  them for support shall be given preference of employment, seniority and proficiency to govern.  5. Employees who feel that they have  been unfairly dealt with may appeal  from the foreman to the master mechanic.  6. Leave of absence and free transportation shall be granted to members ,  of committees of employees for adjustment of matters in.dispute ?wlth the '  company so far 4as is consistent with  good service after request has been  made in writing to the proper officer.  7. .Employees shall be granted leave  of? absence and passes or reduced rates  In accordance with the general regulations of the company; rates to be as  follows/and will not'be changed unless  30 days', notices is given:  Leading fire, Nelson, Revelstoke, and  Vancouver; 35 1-2 cents per hour.  Spring fire, Nelson, Revelstoke and  Vancouver, 35 cents per hour.  Blacksmith:���North    Bend,, 32 cents  UNION DINING ROOMS AND RESTAURANTS.  Bloomfield's, Saddle Rock, Atlantic,  Savoy, Palace, Globe, : Elite, Strand  Cafe, New York Kitchen, English Chop  House, OyBter Bay, Norden, Lighthouse, Columbia,. Great Western, Gold,  Terminus, Regina, Favorite Coffee  House, Williams' Coffee House.  Thomas Hunter, the contractor:on the  new, 'Drysdale-Stevenson hlock, 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.      -   , ,     ,,     ,  .,     <   .  per. hour; Kamloops, 32 cents per hour;  Vancouver, Revelstoke and Nelson,  33 1-2 cents per hour.  Apprentices:���First year, 9 cents per  hour; second year, ll cents per hour;  third year, 13 cents per hour; fourth  year, 13 cents per hour/fifth year, IT  cents aer hour.  Effective, September 27th, 1903.  JOSEPH TUSON,  chas. j. McAllister,  LEWIS H. YARRALL,  Committee of Blacksmith's, Pacific Division.  C. H. TEMPLE,  Master Mechanic.  TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY  OF VANCOUVER.  The undersigned have much pleasure  in most sincerely and heartily thanking  the electors who voted for them/the  committee Who worked so hard for  them and their several friends who,  while not working on a committee, contributed in no small degree to the general result.  In addition they do not forget that  there are many, citizens who, for the  sake of good government put country  before party and helped to swell the  great majority.  R. G. TATI/3W,  .   JAMES F. GARDEN,  > CHARLES WILSON,  W. J, BOWSER,  ,    A. H. B. MACGOWAN.   -'*. 'MM.  '.''Hi?-?**;-,'  THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY  ..OCTOBER 10, 1902  THE INDEPENDENT.  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IX   TUB  TERESTS Ol-' THE 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.  or. opinions of others. The working-  man's chuse is not the growth of a day,  but of centuries. The labor movement  In this province has been co-oxpanslve  wilh the growth and development of  the country. The cardinal principles  of trade.s-unlonlsiii aro now considered  hy tlieleglslntlve branches of our governments.  ENDORSED BY THE  TRADES & LABOR COUNCIL OF VAN.  COUVER,  TRADES tz LABOR COUNCIL OF VICTORIA.  VANCOUVER   BUILDING   TRADES  V     council.       ':  .>  The Independent can always be had  est Galloway's book store, arcade.  SATURDAY  ..OCTOBER 10, 1903  THE INDEPENDENT.  Hereafter The Independent will be  published the first Saturday ln each  month, instead of weekly. This step  was reluctantly taken, after a .careful  consideration of the welfare of the publication. The Independent is here to  stay, and will, when occasion Warrants  it, re-appear from time to time as an  extra, which will fully cover the field it  at present occupies. We may say tliat  the workingmen and organized labor  have no cause for complaint for this ac-  ���' tion on our part. The venture has  practically cost-them nothing, and wc  did the best we could under the circumstances. We have had a wide experience in the publishing business and  have learned this lesson, and to go Into  debt to carry on a starvling of a newspaper would he a suicidal policy, arid  we don't purpose doing that. The Independent is absolutely clear of debt,  but this happy state required the using  of what money we earned from job-  work to make both ends meet, and having spent in time .and money about $3,-  500 on the venture we don't purpose doing this kind of business any longer.  Now, we think in all fairness that those  owing us money should pay up and we  :. ��� ��� f, .     .       .������..-  may say that the subscribers who have  so generously paid their subscriptions  in advance will be duly credited for the  same by extending their time.  To-day we have the labor press universally advocating the-cause of labor.  As we glance/over the vast list of labor journals we are Impressed'with the  stupendous leverage of this noiseless  force that Is being applied to every  hamlet In the land to. lead the people  to a realisation of their present cramped condition and convince them of their  equitable right to participate In the ad  ministration of justice.  they can elect delegates to a nominating convention and thus set aside anything the executive committee ot the  labor party may agree to. To point  this oul, tliere were only live delegates  to the 1900 convention taking part in  the present contest. Judging from this  it would be idle to say what Iho labor  party will do in the future. The labor  party Is a factor which must be reckoned with at any and all times as wns  demonstrated on Saturday. Organized  lubor hns., been in existence for generations In spite of the all-powerful opposition of capital and political schemers, ami It Is stronger to-day than ever,  and its party will continue to do business regardless of Its enemies?  The Independent will continue its policy,-.as" announced in its first issue  about four years ago, namely, a labor  paper in the fullest sense of the term.  We said then that we were not the only  ones fitted for the undertaking, as there  were any number prepared to do the  same work who might perhaps have  shown, better results, but our patrons  may: rest assured that If Was no fault  of ours if we were not successful.  '���?���' The Independent was sired by a very  active committee of the Trades and Labor Council, the chairman of.which was  ex-President John Pearey. The council at the time promised us both material and moral support.  We knew that ours would not be a  bed of roses at best, and we were aware  that We would be the target of all kinds  of abuse, and were not disappointed,  l^because^outmission^lSito^correct^abus^  es under which the great masses are  at present struggling.  Not very many years ago, as history  gees, the agricultural element controlled  the governments; now more than half  that power comes from the cities, and  the indications are, as in British Columbia, that this city predominance will  Increase in the future. The results of  the late campaign demonstrates the  fact that labor has at least the power  of sending whom it pleases to Victoria.  Organized labor here, as in other parts  of the enlightened world, has reached  a point from which it wields an Influence ovor public affairs both deep and  wide. As time advances trades unionism becomes an Important factor in the  administration of our law-making institutions. This may seem an exaggeration, but to the careful student the  future is aglow with promises of fulfilment, i  A simon-pure labor Journal, such us  wc agreed with the Trades and  Labor Council to run, The Independent  will continue to use all-its force to encourage the 'masses to study the great  problems that now confront them. The  Independent will continue to use all its  foice to encourage the masses to study  the great problems that now confront  them. The alms and objects of this paper will still be to talk plainly, not in a  corybantlc way, as some would have us  do, to plain people, whose sympathies  are co-ordinate ln the work of trades  unions and social reforms. The policy  of this publication will continue to" be  independent (as its name implies) on all  political matters and strive to attain  the credit of having at least some liter-  any merit. The labor organ of to-day  is not in the full meaning of the word a  newspaper, but rather a specialist publication similar to our great magazines.  We are consequently perfectly In order to adopt the course which we have  decided to do, namely, Issue monthly.  We shall in a large measure continue  to be a reflex of the sentiments expressed by organized labor.  No doubt a worklngman's club will be  instituted shortly In this city as a result of the campaign.  The only eandidnto that ran on the  platform of the progressives was Davil-  son, of Siocan, who was elected.  Congratulations nre extended to Bro.  Davidson, the labor member-elect for  Siocan, upon his victory for labor.  Joe is not dead, but sleeping, and his  awakening will probably come just at  a time when he can deal the official  liberals a solar plexus.  The Province had a leader on "The  Political Whiner" on Thursday evening, which was evidently a covert  shot at Joe Martin. It was a case of  the ass kicking the dead Hon.  A subscriber wants to know if Aulay  Morrison is representing private com  panics or the people of Westminster  district at Ottawa. We would suggest  that he direct his question to the gentleman named.  ? To quote from the initial number, "in  this connection we may say that the  .working people have been grateful for  the many courtesies shown to their  |-"cause by the press of this city. As an  advocate of moderation in carrying out  proposed reforms, Thu Independent is  prepared to take the chance of vlllifi-  cntlon and be dubbed a traitor to the  cause���which It earnestly espouses���by  certain pessimists and extremists, who  have no regard at nil for the feelings  LABOR PARTY.  Messrs. Williams.Perry and McLaren,  the labor candidates, wish to thank  their supporters for the large vote polled In their behalf. In doing so' they  wish lo mention some who worked long  and hard to carry the election, but when  so many did such .noble work it would  be impossible to individualise in this  limited space. Also, It was very satisfactory and pleasing to note that the  meetings and private work were carried on in a most harmonious way.  The campaign developed some strong  men, which in the very near future will  result in much good to the independent  labor party.  Speaking of the local contest, one  fnct demonstrated was that the labor  party��� holds���thc���balancc-of-power���so  far as electing candidates of the old  parties are concerned. .How best to  profit by the experience thus gained  will no doubt in time right itself. But  we believe that labor cannot ever get  control of the houso unless il adopts a  moderate course ot principles, as compiled in the platform of the progressives. -As any political party gathers  stiength so Its aims antl objects can he  advanced and fostered. Some idle talk  has been indulged in about merging the  labor party Into the socialists. This  hi Impossible, because at any time the  unions see  III  to  go  Into nn  election,  James D. McNiven, liberal M. P. P.-  elect for Victoria, and Hon. Charles  Wilson, M. P. P.-elect for Vancouver,  Loth received a large labor vote and are  grateful to the workingmen for their  elections.- They were supported by  labor upon their past records and on  personal grounds inly. We wish them  every success.  Joe Chamberlain, just at present, is  cutting a wide swath in Great Britain  with his preferential tariff. From the  view-point of the colonies this looks  good, as they get everything nnd give  very little in return. But the British workingmen are foolish if they endorse it. It simply means that they  will have to pay dearer for their necessities without any compensating advantages. A good stiff application of  the single tax would do more good in  that landlord-ridden country than anything else.  +++++++++++++++++000++00000+++++++  >l  <���  n  n  tt  n  At  "���(���  '���.if-  ( ���"  lit  Jit  LADIES' EBONY GOODS  HAIR BRUSHES, 75c to $3.50.   CLOTHES  BRUSHES,  $1.23  to  fl'.Ofl.  BONNET BRUSHES, 60c to $2.50. COMPLEXION   BRUSHES, Sue.  NAIL BRUSHES, SOc to ?1.00.        TOOTH BRUSHES, 23c to 30e.  VASELINE POTS, 35c to; $2.00.    HAND MIRRORS, U.75  to $2.00.  Tooth-powder boxes, ring  stands, curling tongs, ring trays, button hooks, nail files, glove stretchers, shoe horns, etc., etc.  GENTLEMEN'S EBONY GOODS  MILITARY BRUSHES,   i n case, S3 to $9 pair.  CLOTH BRUSHES, $1.25   to $4.00.  SHAVING BRUSHES,   50c to $1.25.  NAIL BRUSHES, SOc to $1.00.  TOOTH BRUSHES, 25c to SOc.  MIRRORS, $1.75 to $3.00. Etc., Etc., Etc.  .... /���',.''���-'���������  Tbe Jeweler and  Diamond  Merchant  -.���',. COB, ORANVILLE AND HASTINGS STBECTft.  Official Watch Inspector of the C. P. R.   '��� ,  0'0~00.90+000090009++00+00+000000+00+  Referring to the insane asylum at  New Westminster, a grand Jury recently commented as follows: "We  are of opinion that the amount paid  them per month is out of proportion as  compared with thcir duties. They have  to work 13 hours per day, 7 days per  week, with only 3 days off per month.  To our surprise, their salaries range  fiom $23.75 to $50.00 a month, the latter sum being paid to the chief attendant only." And yet liberals wonder  why workingmen desire candidates of  their own.  Granting that the conservatives will  have 22 members In the next house, it  will leave them but a majority of one  after they elect a speaker. This is  not sufficient to carry on lhe business  of the country and they are liable to re  held up by any one of their number.  However, tliere nre Indications that an  arrangement may be arrived at with  the two socialist members whereby another election will be slaved off for a  time. Socialism and torylsm working  hand In hand is about as paradoxical a  political proposition that we know of.  A good story was told by u prominent  politician during the last election. A  certain farmer in prohibition North Dakota drove to town, nnd after disposing  of his wheat purchased, among other  things,     a    pound     of     assafoetida.  ���A little ,later he fell in with  some boon companions and indulged In a few drinks of mlerobe-klller���  something he had never done before.  He then drove home In a drenching  rain. Tho whisky started to work on  him, and the rain started to work on  the asst'oetlda. The result was that  he got very drunk, and the assafoetida  stank very hard. And in this state he  arrived home. His wife and children  were horrified and they had to drag  him into the house. "What, oh, what is  the matter with him, exclaimed the  frightened  wife.   ' There was a long  silence. Finally, the 6-year-old son  spoke up: "I know what Is the matter with hlni. mn. Pa is dead/and he  don't know it." And the relator tried  to give this story a local application.  Orjsdale-Stcvciisoi!, Ltd.  ���OS  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 utand unrivalled in Uie west.  Drysdale-Stcvciisoii, Ltd.  Hastings and Cordova Streets.  en's Suits  The rush with which our Suits and Overcoats are going this season Is a  testimonial to the quality, lit and workmanship of the garments .we produce.  Scotch, Irlsh'and English tweeds, serges nnd worsteds ligure largely among  the goods we are showing. The trimmings nnd workmanship put Into our  clothing cannot be surpassed in Canada, and for'style they are the equal of  high-class ordered clothing. When buying your suit or overcoat, let us show  you some of our swell garments.  PRICES:  ��     SIO, $12, $15 to $25.  CLUBBe.   STEWART,  Telephone 702.       V       ,      309 to 315 Hastings St. W.  Patronize the  Blue Label  BRANDS-  THERE IS  CORNER HASTINGS AND CAMBIE  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  New, modern and strictly first-class;  good sample rooms; free 'bus. Week  days���Breakfast 7 to 10 a. m., lunch  13 m. to 9 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, 5:80  to 7:80 p. m. Rates $3 and upwards  par day. HAYWOOT) & PRESCOTT.  Proprietors.  The Doacjall House  810-813 ABBOTT STREET. VANCOUVER, B. O.  Raataurast and Bar. Breakfast 6 to  10, merchants', lunch 11 to. 3, 35c; dinner 5 to 8, 45c; lunches put up; east*  am and Olympian oysters; short or-  dara a. specialty at all hours;  meal tickets $4; best 35c. maal ln the  city.     I>.' BURTON, Proprietor.  c.  Cigar Factory  NEW WESTMINSTER.  Laundering  Shirts and  I Collars  i>  ii  ii  g[ ���has become an art at the Pioneer Steam Laundry.  It there ia one thing the Pioneer does well���docs as well as any  laundry on this continent���it is  laundering shirts and collars.  PIONEER  Steam Lacirodry  910-914 Richards Street. Tel. 846  Branch office In Arcada  Tel. 1176.  The    "*^  of Fire or Irtjurv  Health when you use  the  ELECTRIC  The price is now  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  osed. Apply at Office of  819  SEYMOUR  STREET.  VER.  VANCOU-  HaTing the anly ��p-to-date grill roons  in British Columbia, which ln ltsalf Is' a'  guarantee of a first-claw hotel and restaurant, Business lion's LUNCH, from  13 m. ta 3:80 p. m., anly 35 canta.  UNION BARBER SHOPS.  John Slingerland���714 Robson street.  Army and Navy���338 Granville street.  Elite���617 Hastings street, west.  ���Bon-Ton���602-Hastlngsstreet,-west-  Commercial Hotel shop.  Anderson's���320 Cambie street.  J. A. Davidson���307 Gamble 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  Sunnyside���Water street  Oyster Bay���306 Carrall street  Union���332 Carrall street  O.  K.���1C5 Hastings street east  Glasgow���513 Westminster avenue.  D. P. Johnston���Barnard Castle, Powell street.  O. McCutcheon���Mt? Pleasant  Tbe Balmoral  OORNBB CORDOVA AND. OARRALI.  STREETS, VANCOUVER.  1  Makes a. spsclolty of Dowar'a apaclal  Uqvaur, also Ushar'a black labal llqwaur  whiBkay. Large stock of Imported and  domestic cigar*. Finest billiard and  pool tables. R.    B.    HULLIOAN &  .CO., Proprietors.  LTD.  Cor. Carrall and Hastings.  Streets.  CLARENCE   HOTEL.  ��� (Under new management)  JAS. W. MASS?ET, Proprietor.  Corner  Pendsr   and   Seymour Sts.  One block from Post Office.   iFlrst-class  dining room and bar; white help only.  Best English ales and porter ln town.  Rates, $1.00 per day.  the CBTY HOTEL  R. ASBECK, Proprietor.  49 Powell Street, VANCOUVER! B. C.  Terms $1.00 per day.  UNION BARS.  Atlantic.    Hint,    Palace,    Dominion,  City,     Columbia,       Revere,     Bridge,  Queen's, Eagle, Clarence.  Hotel North Vancouver, finest summer resort on the coast Overlooking  Burrard Inlet   Rates moderate.  .Telephone 1���3���6 for a fine Uvery  turn-out J. J. Sparrow, Palaoo I/very  Stables.  THE   BAKERS.  Proprietors of union bake shops ln  this city have received tbe international  union label,  and will bow sell? bread  bearing the same.   AM  ���������������������������������������  I :   GEO. HAY   : $  A     Vancouver's    Pioneer    Clothes     A  X      Renovator, makes a suit now.      ���  A A  X Dyeing and Repairing. X  A 216 Cambie St., Vinoodvxb. ��.  ���������������������������������������  DELBCEOUS WINE  Maui Ezclvsivilt fiom B. c. Fbuit.  FBE8H GOT FLOWER&  CNION-UADR  ���      .    DOMESTIC CIQAE8.   ���  akin; a trip a  Park call on  W. D. Joi>����� *!5S5��J2r  oooosooooeeeoooeoc  UNION MADE  We, the undersigned, handle the  only UNION MADE CIGARETTES  made in Canada. KAKNAC, V. C.  andT.&B.  S. HARCUS.  C. FORSBURG.  CHAS. PECK.  D. M'DONALD.  R. L.  RICE.  W. A. CALLAGHAN.  CHAS. M'DONOUGH.  W.J. McMillan & Co.  Wholesale Agents for B. C  Corner Alexander St. and Columbia Ave.  Vancou       B. C.  ,  P. O. BOX, 298. PHONE, 179.  a a riser  Beer  ac  Works  Importers and Bottlers  GORE AVE. 'PHONE 783.  SOLE AGENTS.  Meeting.  Cost Sale  For Ten Days  Millinery, Blouses, Skirts,  Dress Goods, Swiss Muslins,  White Cottons, Prints, Ginghams, Flaneletts, Tablings,  Lace Curtains.  Other goods too numerous  to mention.  W. W. MERKLEY  307 "WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  Columbia  Hotel  78 CORDOVA STREET.  Under, new management. , pining'  Room Unsurpassed. Everything Newly Renovated.' RATES���JI a Day, Special Rate by the "Week. ?Louls Adams  and James Guthrie, Proprietors.  I ,*i*i.��w!SBi��JKgaig]g*^^  men as .well as otfcera  F. 0.,E.���VANCOUVER A!ERIE*,.No. I,  meets Wednesday evenings; violting  working-1 brethren welcome.   Bert Parson*, W.  oak for It' P.: J. O. Vre, W. A, ArcaOs.  When you want Shoes made  to order or repaired  TfeOaMHls^iSS  il  w  i  I  UNION SHOE .'SATURDAY OCTOBER 10, 1303  THE INDEPENDENT.  FROM VICTORIA.  The.enterprise of AVestcott Brothers  .-In the matter of advertising, as noted  in the Inst issue, Is reported   to be a  .fcuge success.    The harvest was excellent anil all parties are satisfied.  Acting on the supposition "Hint it Is  not better to do with the devil you  know than the devil you do not know,"  Victoria turned out three of the old  war-horses who figured In the last  .legislature and returned three gentlemen of unimpeachable character.  ���Oh! for a whip of cords, a living Christ,  To purify His temple, and to scourge  With   many stripes   the usurers, that  abide  Within the portals of the synagogue.  .A patent sacrilege���to nail the nnme  Of Hlni   "who loved  the  Miles" on  a  store     '  *To advertise its ware, and likewise aid  In  hoarding treasure where the moth  corrusts.  Oh! ye of little fnith.    Ye have the eyes  ���That see a business chance ten leagues  away.  that the behaviour'of the last legislature would have exercised a, powerful  Influence on the minds ot the working-  men nnd by their action nt the polls to  hnve clearly demonstrated that in the  future the destinies of this province  should he presided ovcr by honest and  cnpnblemen rather than by adventurers who have more' regard for personal  gain than public Interests. But the people have spoken and their will is law.  If the working man has reason to regret his selection he has no one to  binme but himself. If he discovers that  he has been buncoed this time as he has  nlwnys been In the past he will display  exceedingly good judgment by suffering  in silence rather than display ��� his  asslnlnlty by proclaiming loud and  long that again he has been made-the  subject of misplaced confidence.  GROCERS COMBINE.  At a meeting of the retail grocers' as-  . elation, of Victoria, held  recently, the  ���following resolution was unanimously  carried:  "That this association, eaeh and ev-  ���ery one, binds themselves not to purchase or trade with any person or firm  ���who in future will supply merchandise  to any person or firm In the retail trade  ���who will not adhere to thepriccs set by  :the Retail Grocers' association of this  city on flour and sugar."  The     recent   elections   '' conclusively  ���prove that the people of B. C. are not  ���at all influenced by principle in cxer-  .clsing their franchise.    Personality appears to cut the whole figure.'In Van-  ��� couver the people routed the whole liberal ticket presumably for reasons perfectly satisfactory to? themselves. In  Victoria the electors do exactly the opposite and rout the complete   conser-  '.V' vative ticket. The slogan; of the vic-  -tors in Vancouver was "No fish traps";  ���the slogan of the victors and vanquished in Victoria was all.."Fish traps."  It is with pride-that I point to one  .  -.member, the, Hon. J. D. McNiven, ?Mi  P. P. ,oHe is a member of the Typographical union. a��d closely identified  ��� with the labor movement, and highly  ..esteemed by all In the "ranks, of. labor  ���who hav? had the pleasure of being as-  .-sedated with him. Organized labor  can depend on having one at least in  ���whom they can repose confidence. His  , career..-wilf be .watched avith - interest  : and we are sure his behaviour will Inspire,organized? labor, to unite on-some  .definite plan whereby we?may return a  ���full quota of labor representatives at  the next election.  The campaign  In? Victoria, was pre-  ..emlnently notable for the quantity?and  ..quality of the unspeakable with which  . each party pasted the other fellows. In-  . deed; there was so much mud-sllnglng  that   the King Edward  was removed  .;and the filling In of the mud-flats, on  -which  the'palatial'hotel of the^C.P.  "R. ls to be built,; was confidently expected to be finished by the overflow. If  the charges   preferred    byj one   party  ���   against the other were true, then the  ..electors of Victoria should have refus-  >ed to vote for any candidate presented.  ?If the charges were false, then the parties have good grounds  to bring suits  ' in the courts or criminal libel. The 11b-  __.-cralr.consei-.vatlvesipubllcly^accused-the  liberals  of  purloining  their  platform.  This left them nothing to stand upon  '.but  "fish   traps."  Ut Is with sincere regret that we note  t'ie failure of organized labor In Van-  . couver to elect a representative to parliament.     It was confidently expected  LUMBER COMBINE.  The lumber men of the province of  British Columbia are forming one gigantic combination.     Why?     To reap  a rich harvest and slaughter the labor  unions.     The employers' association of  Canada    has    decreed  that the labor  union must be destroyed.    Divide and  conquer haa been the battle cry of these  Inhuman  brigands.     The  recent elections tell the tale.     Organized and unorganized labor has divided on the only  occasion when It Is within their power  to alter conditions'and save themselves  from the oppression and Insatiate greed  of a gang that contemplates their destruction. ---Let'them take their medicine.     They have   manufactured   for  their own destruction and it is safe to  prophesy   that ere they recover! rom the  shock they will have acquired such a  genteel figure and a stock of knowledge  that they will put their heads together  and, like the meek but Intelligent ass,  kick with a vengeance the rascals of  decoys who seek to destroy their solidarity of intention at the ballot box.  The lumber men of Victoria are particularly energetic In their efforts to gather into the fold every contractor In this  city, even going so far as to offer sufficient money to cover the Initiation fee  to contractors  who,   through  financial  considerations would be unable to qualify for the ranks of the freebooters.   It  has been  reported,   on. most excellent  authority, that, itils the intention ofthe  combine that,  when air arrangements  shall have been?perfected and when.ev-  eryjpetty?contractor' and  commercial  cuthroat Is? safely landed in the fold,"  the slaughter of the union lambs will  begin in earnest.     If rumor be correct  it is Intended that nothing inthe shape  of lumber, rough or dressed (firewood  excepted) will be sold to any union mechanic nor to any person not a bona  fide contractor and a,member of the association.    In the event of a contractor  violating any of the rules of the association a penally in .the shape of a cash  forfeit will be imposed that would make  even J. Plerpont Morgan weep.     The  dominion ��� government   is spending   a  considerable sum   of money   annually  for the purpose of bringing settlers Into  the country.     The combine of lumber  men  will see to  it that  th��y. get out  mighty quick or pay for their lumber.  The Incoming government will  have  a splendid . opportunity   of redeeming  campaign pledges made to workingmen  for whom they manifested a'most paternal affection, previous to election. If  they succeed, or even If they make an  effort to thwart the intentions of this  plundering combination,  they will retain the everlasting good opinion of the  workingmen.     The betting is 10  to 1  that they will do no such thing. Hav-  ing^dividedund-conquered=the-commer-  cial   click  will  now  combine  and   destroy.    *  that will accomplish the desired object.  Therefore, It Is in the power of the  workingman to help this progressive'  tlrin In maintaining Its position and de  stio'ylng a ring whose alms nre, to say  the least, detrimental to the interestsvif  the workingman. Protest vigorously  by patronising Dlxl Ross & Co., and,do  not be led astray by bait offered by  those whose objects are not commendable. Dlxi Ross & Co.: employ union  clerks exclusively, and the promptness  and civility accorded to patrons, the  high esteem In which the company is  held by nil Its employees is a guarantee to all workers, and particularly organized workers, that a firm that, is so  just in Its dealings, so considerate to Its  employees, so desirous of catering to  the wishes of Its patrons, Is well worthy  of receiving their undivided support.  37th  ��� LINCOLN'S WARNING.  (Appendix   Congressional   Globe,  Congress, 2nd Session, p. 4.)  Monarchy itself is sometimes hinted  at as a possible refuge from the power  o" the people.    In my present position  I could scarcely be justified Were I to  omit  raising a warning voice against  this approach of returning despotism.  It is not needed nor fitting here that a  general  argument  should be made  ln  fr.vor of popular Institutions; but there  Is one point with Its connections not so  hackneyed as most others, to which I  ask a brief attention.     It Is the effort  to   place, capital  on   an  equal   footing  with, if not above, labor, in the structure  of  government.      It  Is assumed  that labor is available only In connection with  capital,-that nobody;,labors  unless  somebody  else  owning  capital  somehow: by the use of it induces him  to labor.   *���*   Labor Is prior to, and independent of, capital.     Capital Is only  the fruit of labor ,and could never have  existed if labor had not first existed,  Labor ls the superior of capital, and deserves much   the highest consideration.  **.'������ No  men  are  more  worthy  to be  trusted  than  those-who  toil up from  poverty ;none'less Inclined to take    or  touch ought.which they have not honestly earned.     Let?, them  beware     of  surrendering a political   power which  they already possess, and which, If surrendered, will surely,- be used to close  the door of advancement against such  as they, and to fix new disabilities and  burdens upon  them? till all. of ; liberty  shall be lost.  ��� ft  e  -���  .���  "9  9  ft  ft  -���  ������'  .9  <ft  9  ���9  ���9  i-ft  9  ���9  9   ���are  well  and  carefully  '������  Fit and wear guaranteed.  J   label on every garment.  Overalls  and  Shirt*  mode,  Union  -0  9  9  -9  9  0  9  ASIC FOR jTHEM.  -THE-  ���  0.  (LIMITED.) ;���<  The oldest Union Overall Pao- ?  tory in the "Wert. q  -1AW& BLOCK, WINNIPEG, MAN.     ���*  >am  ���������0*0��0��0*0��e*0��>0��0��0  D1XII ROSS &. CO.  We take great pleasure in introducing Dlxi Ross & Co., grocers, of Victoria, to working people and particularly to organized workingmen. Perhaps  it may appear somewhat presumptuous  to offer an Introduction to this well-  known up-to-date linn, but at this particular.period there has arisen circumstances which compel notice. It will  bt- remembered thnt some time ago the  retail grocers formed an association ostensibly for mutual protection1; but, In  fact, for the purpose of raising prices.  The firm of Dlxl Ross & Co., not being  In accord with the alms nnd objects of  the association In Its entirety, continued  to deal with their patrons In their usual  scrupulously just and honorable manner,''.or which the reputation ot the  company Is well established. Hence a  boycott has been proclaimed and It is  the intention of the association to bring  Dlxi Ross & Co. to the terms of the association of retail grocers or put them  out of business. -, Should the association succeed in its .outrageous under-  dertaklng/prlces will ^go skyward. If  they fail, this ring, which has for its  olijective- the taking of an unjust proportion, of the hard' earnings of the  \yorkIng man will be shattered and justice will be given a,new lease of life in  the grocery business. To succeed in  breaking ?'thls ring of commercial buccaneers patronage? is the only weapon  A. F.  OF L.  PLATFORM.  1. Compulsory education.; .  2. Direct legislation? through the initiative and referendum.  3. : A legal work day of not more  than eight hours.  4. Sanitary Inspection of workshop,  mine and home. .       -  G. Liability of employers for injury  to health and body and life.  6. The, abolition of the contract system on all public works.  7. The abolition .of the sweathaop  system.  8. The municipal ownership "of the  street cars, water works and gas and  electric light plants for public distribution of light, heat and power.  9. The nationalization of telegraph  telephone,  railroads  and mines.   '  10. The abolition of the monopoly  system of land7 holding and substituting therefore a title of ocenpancy and  use only.  11. Repeal of conspiracy and penal  laws affecting seamen and other work,  men Incorporated ? ln the federal laws  of the United. States.  12. The. abolition   ot   the  monopoly  I. 0.0. F., JB. U.  Following are the by-laws governin  the progressive juvenile branch, No. 1���  Loyal Thine Forever lodge, No. 7392,  Vancouver:  Rule 1. This branch shall be called and  known as the Juvenile Branch, No. 1, of  the Loyal Thine Forever Lodge, No. 73M,  I. O. O. F.,"M. U., Friendly Society of the  British  Columbia District.  TIME  AND PLACK  OF MEETING.  Rule 2. This Branch shall meet the 2nd  and 4th Tuesday In each month at 8  o'clock p.'-'m. in Sutherland Hall, Westminster Avenue, or such other place as a  special meeting, may decide, and tho  Recording Secretary shall ball over the  Officers' names a.tS.15 o'clock.p. m. from  a book kept for that purpose, and every  principal Officer who Is absent shall bo  fined 10 cents, unless a satisfactory apology be given at the following meeting.  The .Branch shall remain open for one  hour, when it shall bo closed for the  evening.  DUTY OF SURGEON.  Rule 3. The Branch shall elect a Sur  geon at every half-yearly meeting, who  shall be paid from tho Management Ex-  penso Fund nt the rate of 75 cents per  annum for all members In full compliance  and residing within two miles of the meet  ing room. He shall'-attend', to..all sick  members residing within two miles of the  meeting room, and provide them with proper and sufficient medicine free during  their Illness. It will be the duty of the  Surgeon when called upon or sent for by  a sick member to attend with as little delay as possible. When tho Surgeon ls  sent for It will be the duty of the sick  member to send his name and address in  writing, that delay and mistakes may be  avoided.  MONTHLY RETURN OF SURGEON.  Rule 4. The Surgeon shall furnish a return to the Branch every meeting night  of all sick members who have placed  themselves under his care, specifying the  nature of the disease under which the  respective parties labor, upon a printed  form which shall be furnished by tho  Branch for that purpose.  " ELECTION OF OFFICERS.  Rule 5. . The election of all officers of  the Branch shall take place on the first  meeting night In January and July. The  President, Vice-President, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Auditors and Trustees,  from the Management Committee appointed by the Loyal Thine Forever Lodge  No. 7392, ?M. U., the remaining Officers to  be elected from the Branch. The'Financial Secretory, Treasurer and Auditors  shall present their report at this meeting.  ADMISSION OF  MEMBERS.  Rule ��."���'? Every member for' admission  as.a.benefit member to this Branch must  be1 eight and: not over, eighteen years of  nge, of good moral character,'and: pass a  medical examination. The Initiation fee  shall be as follows:���  Age' 8 to 12 years SSo  "  12 to U years 40c  "  14 to Id years 75c  " .16 to 18 years ��.00  Our Victoria Advertisers.  The advertising pages of The Independent will reveal to trades unionists  In Victoria the tradesmen who are in practical touch with" them, and they  will naturally govern' themselves accordingly ln making purchases.  PHONE 906  Union Excavating Comgianu  J. E. MtPPnV Mgr., J  Sewer Connections, General Excavating, Cfesspool  Cleaning, Etc. Prices Moderate. All Work,  Promptly Attended to.   Estimates given.  Victoria, B. C.  Office :   EMPII2E CIGAR STORE  No. 105 Douglass Street  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  Victoria Union Directory.  VICTORIA IiABORERS' PROTECTIVE  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, Wm. McKoy  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 mid upwards..  Free Bus. Telephone.  ...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.  117 GOVERNMENT STREET.  Men's and Boy's Clothing, Boots and  Shoes.   Union Store.   Union Clerka.  tsr Lowest-priced outfitters, in the  City ot Victoria.   Give us a call.  Having refused to comply with the demands of the Retail Grocers' AssOr  c|atIon, forming a combination of prices to increase tbe price of the necessities  of life,  the  following letter, sighed  by all the grocers, has been Issued  in'  their attempt to boycott us, viz: ., .  "That this Association, each and every one, binds themselves not to pur- ���  .chase or trade.wlth any ?person.or firm who In future will supply merchandise to any person or .firm In the retail trade who *vHl;n6tadhere to the prices,  set by the Retail Grocers' Association of this city on FLOUR and SUGAR.  .This means that they will try to force us out of the business by not being  nble to purchase In this city.  We have ordered CARLOADS OF GOODS from the East and will be able  to give our customers better prices than ever, and ive will always be found doing business at 111 Government Street. Patronize us and you win be protected from against the combination.  A  CONTRIBUTIONS.  privilege of Issuing money and substituting therefor a system of direct Issuance to and by the people.  The union stamp on shoes is found  on the sole, Insole or lining of all union  made shoes. Shoes without the stamp  are convict, non-union or unfair.  RACING  DATES.  Following are tho dates set by the  North Pacific Fair-Association for tho  horso races for 1903:  FALL HEETINGS.  Spolcnno, Wash..... .........Oct. 5 to 18  Boise, Idaho... .........Oct. 12,to 17  Walla Walla, Wash ..'.....,........Oct. 19 to 24  Lowiston, Idaho....... , Oct. 20 to 31  Tho Dalles, Oro ,......;.......Bopt. 28 to Oct. 8  La Grande, Ore............. ....Oct. 5 to 10  New Westminster, B.C........ .Sept. 29 to Oct. 2  Vancouvor, B. C..........Sept. 7 and Oct. 8 to;4  Victoria, B. C Oct. 6 to 10  X & Davi&joe, oorner -gamble and  Cordova Ste., la, tiie | viae*-, where you  set your hair cut is *a uttatto maaumr.  Age, 8 to 12 years, 20c permbnth in advance. "  . Age, 12 to 14 years, 2Sc per month, in advance.  Age, 16 to 18 years, 40c per month, in advance.   ���  Age, 12 to 16 years, 32c per month, in advance.  SICK BENEFITS.  Full sick benefits for? the first 26 weeks  of Illness, and half.sick benefit for the remainder of illness, as per following scale:  Age 8 to 12 years,   Medical    attendance, $1 and medicine free.  Age 12 to 14 years.. ...... ........ ....1.00  Age 14 tolGyeors... ..   ..   ..   ..   ......2.00  Age 16 to 18 years ...... ....  ..  .. ..2.E0  SICK BENEFITS.  Rule 7.^ Any benefit member of this  Branch iii good standing being by disease  or bodily hurt six working days, shall  receive sick benefits at tho, rate stated,  according to ago. In "all cases a member  reporting himself sick must notify the  President or Financial Secretary on or  before 12 o'clock noon of the third day,  as for each succeeding day he neglects  to do so he shall forfeit one day's sick  pay.;, Also, any member neglecting to declare himself off the Sick Fund shall be  fined twenty-five cents. All sick benefits  shall be paid according to the medical doctor's report.  ARREARS OF CONTRIBUTIONS.  Rule 8. Any member of this Branch allowing his dues to exceed twelve weeks  shall bo suspended from all benefits and  shall not be entitled to benefit until one  month after he has paid up all arrears,  and should his dues exceed twolve months  he_will _ceaso_tO���be_a-member���of���this  Branch, and, his namo shall be eraosed  from the books.  Note.���Any neglect on the part of the  Financial Secretary in not notifying said  member shall bo no excudse for his suspension.  SICK VISITING COMMITTEE.  Rule 9. The Sick Committee shall bo appointed by the President or Financial Secretary, und that on a brother reporting  himself sick, they shall visit snld brother  at least onco a week during his Illness,  and report the results of their visits nt  each meeting.  TRANSFERRING OF MEMBERS.  Rule 10. That on a member or this  Branch attaining the age of 18 years he  shall have the option of Joining any lodge  of the Manchester Unity ho may prefer  In tho District, and produce the necessary  certificate ns per tlielr rules. The Juvenile shall pay tho sum of 50 cents for his  clearance, mid this Branch shall be responsible for his sick benefit ns per rate,  until ho becomes entitled to benefits In  tho ndult. lodge. Any member of this  Branch attaining the age of IS years  ceases to be a benefit member of this  Juvenile Branch of Oddfellows.  UNRULY CONDUCT.  Rule 11.   Any member misbehaving himself in the lodge room shall be suspended  from all benefits.  SOCIETY WORK A SPECIALTY.  .91:  9\  : ��.,?.'  ���'���' 1  9".  ������  Independent  Printing Co'y ���  112 HASTINGS STREET, OVER BARR AND ANDERSONS, ���  ���'  �����O  Jack White  ���������  for Pine Pboio��  Bro. S. J. Wade, President.  Bro.  C. Webb, Vice-President.  Bro. P. A. McMoran, Pro. G. M.  Bro H. Hyde, Pro. D. G. M.  Bro. R. W. Partridge, Pro. C. S.  Bro. R. Brechin, Financial Secretary.  ^���:'K��>:*-<:��;<:��^0x��;<:��)c��^��x��  GOTO  183 Hastikos Stbkit East,      ^  for thc most delicious ICE CREAM,  served in the cleanest, brightest and  airiest parlor, in tho city.  i  Hi,  I  9  ,<>x��x��x��x��x��)>c��)(c��^��>;0^��^  14 CORDOVA ST. W.  �� J. B. CAMPBELL *  Storage and Warehouse  Pianos, furniture, excess baggage, merchandise, surplus stocks, fixtures, etc., stored and well taken care of. Parties going north can fee  perfectly secure about tlieir goods and chattels if stored witli rae. A per  son constantly in attendance. Warehouse receipts issued. Money  iadvanced on warehouse receipts.    721 Hamilton Street  Vancouver, B. C.  }t  n  The Union Label Booms  Another Sucodss*  uwi pwftotS<MJi(M��ioB.' .*��������-��  Matt* her TNI '4o\&&��& .0fia,MnHn^i  -*IJ THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY  .OCTOBER 10, 1903  Use Kynoch Brand of loaded Shot Shells.  the most reliable on tlie market.  They are  We have everything necessary for the sportsman.  Call and examine our stock.  'o   B_e.   b HCP&PA-qfcn-n-p  Temporary Address :   412 Cordova Street, West  Important to .-.ichitects, builders and  real estate owners and all persons contemplating building. Thu 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.  Audi, R��� Eveleigh street.  Baker, G. B., C'.'S lOighth avenue east  Baynes �� Jlorrie, 1309 Pender street.  Bell, .H. G., 6"G Granville street.  Blackwell' & Billings, H2S 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. II., Campbell avenue.  Fraser & Brehaut, Seymour street.  Griffiths, M. C, 1219 Davie street.  Griffiths, Jos., corner Seventh avenue  and Cedar street.  Hepburn, *ff., 922 Burrard street.  Hobson, Edward, 1C3G Davie street.  Horrobln, Thos., 8 Dufferin street  west  Hunter, Thos., 1106 Melville street.  Layfield, 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. F., 934 Davie street.  McKinnon, Thos., 514 Pender street.  McLeod, Rod., G5S Howe street.  Perkins & Chase, 713 Prior street.  Perry, Chas., 613 Howe street.  Purdy & Lonergan, 515 Georgia street.  Robinson,   John,     706    Westminster  ���venue.  Schofield,   Geo.,  Junsmuir street.  Sharp, Allan, 606 Pender street.  Shindler, c. P., 1112 Nelson street.  Steves & Limbki.  Tardif, P., 981 Burrard street.    .  Wilson, Hugh, 39 Seventh avenue  east.  Williams, J. C, 1054 Ninth avenue,  Fairview.  BRICK AND STONE MASONS.  PAINTERS,   DECORATORS   AND  PAPER-HANGERS.  Baker, R., 1319 Howe street.  Bishop, F. P., T2S Pender street.  Buchanan & "White, Hastings street  west.  Clarke & Jones. 212 Princess street.  CInrkson & Muync, GOT Pender street.  Corni=h & Cooper. Seymour street.  Cunimings, c., S47 Howe street.  Dixnn & Lyte. Seymour street.  Flemish Finishing Co., Granville  street.  Foster. N. C. Oranville street.  Gusklll, G., Hastings street east.  Gnu ley, D. L��� Cambie slreet.  Graham, A.'c, HU Seymour street.  |    Hodgson, A., 422 Hastings street.  Ligo & Morse, Seventh avenue, Fair-  j view.  Jordan & MeCubbin, 2729 Westmnister  avenue.  Kearsley, F.  Lnngdiile, J. R., S13 Seymour street.  Linipus & McDonald, 26S ', Barnard  street.  McDonald & Sykes, Room 5, G40 Robson streot.  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.  Spillman & Todd, Granville street.  Stanley, W., Hudson's Bay Co.  Whatmough, G., corner Seaton and  Burrard streets.  Wlllson, W..T.  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-i Fool Friends, by Samuel  Gompers,  Some Real ons for Chinese Exclusion.  History o/ Trade Unions, by Wm.  Trant and P. J. McGuIre.  Eight Hour Prime' by Geo. E. Mc-  s'elll.  Economic -ind Social Importance of  the Elght-b mr Mo����ment, by Geo.  Gunton.  Philosophy of the Eight-hour Movement,  by Lemuel Daaryld.  Eight-hour Workdar. by Samuel  Gompers.  What Does Labor Want, by Samuel  lompers.  Philosophy >��f Trade Unions, by Dyer  D. Lum.  The "Philosophy or the Labor Movement," by Geo. E. McNeill.  What Labor Could Do, by John Swin-  ton.  The Safety of the Future Lies ln Organized Labor, by Henry D. Lloyd.  Universal Education, by Senator  Henry W. Blair.  Condition of Women Workers, by Ira  M. Van Etten.  Why  We Unite.  . Report of Discussion on Political Program, Denver Convention, 1894.  No Compulsory Arbitration, by Samuel Gompers.  Vancouver Union Directory.  THE VANCOUVER TRADES AND  Labor Council meets first and third  Thursday in each month, at 7.30 p.m.  President, XV. 3. Lamrick; vIce-presMent,  Geo. Dobbin; secretary, F. J. Russell; financial secretary, J. L. Lllloy; treasurer,  A. N. Harrington; sergoant-at-arms, J. C.  Kerr; statistician, J. H. Perkins; trustees, Messrs. Pound, Cross and Thompson; executive committee, Messrs. George  and Gothard.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION, No. 113, XV.  F. M.���Meets every Saturday at 7.30 p.  ni. In Forester's Hall, Van Anda. President, F. Hall; vice-president. J. Llnklat-  er; secrotary, J. P. Lawsnn; treasurer, A.  G. Delghton; conductor, J. Ritchie; warden, James Klrkness.  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. Whltmore; corresponding secretary, W. Sharp; financial  secretary, W. Young; tieasurer, Jliss Lo-  mle; delegate to Trades and Labor Council, C. N. Lee, Geo. Rowlands, XV. Lald-  law, R. Coltart.  WAITERS ANII WAITRESSES'UNION  Locul No. 28. President, Charles Over:  vice-president, /I. N, Ili-iTingion; secrr  tary-trensuier, .t. H. Perkins; recording  secretary. Miss A. Scuitto; Press agent  W. Ellender. Meeting every second Friday evening at 8.30 o'clock ln Unioi.  Hall, corner Homer and Dunsmuir streetr-  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  AN"  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.  Waldon &   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   Seventh    avenue  west.  Newberry, Jos., 602 Hawks avenue.  %����������@����������������a������������  Tbe Salt  of Life  is business.   We want more of  it.   We'll get it if an out and oat  > bargain will fetch it.  Mow ts This  A two-quart  .  Hot Water Bottle  or  Fountain Syringe  75c.  ! The McDowell, Atkins,  Watson Co., ltd. Liability ��  UP-TO-DATE DRUGGISTS.. ��  PLASTERERS- ���  Astel, James," Eveleigh street.  Adams, J.,'737 Church street.  Barker, B.  Borland, J., 1934 Nelson street.  Coleman, J., Fifth avenue, Fairview.  ,  Puller, 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  ROOF?ERS.  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, Win., 126 Hastings street west.  A. P. Stewart, SI4 Westminster ave.  Wilband, E. S., 46 Hastings street  west.  APPEAL  TO   YOUR  GENEROS-  .���', "V.  To the Editor ol The Isbki'KNdkxt:  Sir,���Allow me to trespass on your  \alu;ib!e space in order to appeal to  union men in general and union-men of  the building trade in particular. On  Monday last, during the gale, a house  in course of erection, on Seventh ave.,  Fairview, by Bro. Albert Walters, of  the United Brotherhood of Carpenters  and Joiners, was blown from its foundation and badly wrecked. A chance  piesents itself right here for union men  to show what unionism can do by getting in their subscriptions to the undersigned, who has been duly authorized to solicit same by the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners.  We never know when hard luck may  happen to hit us. It Is Bro. Walters  to-day; it may be you or me to-morrow.  Two bits will not break any of us,* but  let. me say that there ls no limit placed  on the amount ot your subscription, except what your own Judgment dictate?.  Subscriptions will be thankfully received and acknowledged by yours fraternally,  CHAS. T. HILTON,  Agent    to    Building    Trades    Council,  Unioii Hall. Vancouver, Oct. S, 1903.  SOME [LABOR LITERATURE.  Six Centuries of Work and Wages,  by Thorold Rogers.  Evolution of the Trade Unionist, by  Frank K. Foster.  Sympathetic Strikes and Lockouts, by  Fred. S.-iHall.  Organized Self-Help, by Herbert Cas-  son.  The History of Trade Unions, by Beatrice and-Sydney-Webb.   The New Right, by Samuel M. Jones.  History and Functions of Central Labor Unions, by W. Maxwell Burke.  Human Progress, by Thomas S. Blair.  Wealth and Progress, by George Gunton.  Democracy, by Beatrice and Sydney  Webb.  Relations of Employer 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, Johu Graham Brooks.  And others too numerous to mention.  Labor Eight  Annals of Toll, by J. Morrison Davidson.  Letters of Love and Labor, by Samuel M. 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.  You 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, ls doing under  their new co-operative system. Without a contract you are losing money  every day. '   With a contract you are  TROT OUT THE ROPE.  To the Kditor of The ikdkpxndknt:  Sir,���Some few days ago a foul screed  appeared in the columns of that mouthpiece of demagogic virtue, known as  the Western Clarion, whicli reflects as  if in a mirror the character of its editor whose excessive egotism seems to  have filled his mind with the hallucination that he has a divine commission  from the god of Marxism to sling illth  at the head ot any man whose views  do not happen to coincide with his own,  apparently mistaking virtue and economic lunacy for twin sisters. He informs his readers that he is prepared  to provide the rope with which Mr. Foley hung himself in the settlement of  the late strike at Fernle. Now, sir,  1 am not in the habit of paying attention to unlntellectual slime oozing from  the brain of an economic fanatic. But  as there are many well-meaning people  in the British Columbia socialist parly who might possibly get .the impression from  what has been  said that I  JOURNEYMAN TAILORS' UNION OF  America, No? ITS.���Meets lsi and 3rd  Mondays in room No. 1, Union Hnll. President, C. L. Whalen; vice-president, H.  O. Burritt; 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.    ,  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNATIONAL Union, No. 120���President, R 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.  Council, E. Harpur and J. A. Dlbden.  Meets flrst 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 secretary, U. Chaplin, 201 Princess street; financial secretary, E. J.  Moore; treasurer, L. C. De Wolfe; conductor, James 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. 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.  ftQf^lg/lltl^l^����^������^���������� ��avlnS money and purchasing a home.  am not pTepared~to���defend~my~posltlon"  in that connection, I desire to say to  Mr. Pettipiece, now that the elections  are over, "trot out your rope." Mr.  Editor, is It not strange that every man  holding a prominent position in the labor movement the moment he refuses  to surrender his convictions to this editorial parasite becomes a victim to vll-  Hfication, slander and misrepresentation? Such methods are very suggestive of what one may expect in the future when such people who clamor for  Justice and Intellectual liberty themselves, so persistently refuse to accord  like privileges to others. Are people  lilted to control the government of this  country, In whose minds lurks that Intolerant serpent which seeks to ruin the  character of an honest man because he  honestly holds a difference of opinion?  Be nol deceived, fellow workers, the  iron who would stoop to such a level  (giving him the power) would not hesitate a single moment to rob you of your  liberty or your life if In his opinion the  occasion Justified It. We have here, Mr.  Editor, a modern manifestation of tlie  same spirit that, in bygone days throttled freedom of speech and lit the fires  of persecution ln. every civilized country of Europe. And in .conclusion I  would say that If such people are to  become the leading champions of socialism in British Columbia J tremble  for its future.   .  C. FOLEY.  Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 10th, 1903.  BUILDERS' LABORJDRS' FEDERAL  UNION, No. 32, Vancouver.���Meets overy other Tuesday evening, at 8 o'clock,  ln the large room. Union Hall. President,  J. Sully; vice-president, W. Lyon3; secretary, H. Sellers, Western Hotel; treasurer,  J. Cosgrove; warden, H. Chapman; conductor, J. Giinderson; delegates to Trades  & Labor Council, J. Sully, G. Payne, J.  Cosgrove and H. Sellers; delegates to  Building Trades Council, J. Sully and J.  CosBrove.  VANCOUVER TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION, NO. 226, meets the 4th Monday In  e"ach month at Union Hall. President,  W. J. MaeKay; vlco-presldent, S. J. Gothard; secretary, W. H. Hunt, P. O. Box 60;  treasurer, John Watkins; sergeant-at  arms, JameB Webster; executive committee, Ralph Wilson, A. W. Finbow, N.  Cleland and P. Kellds; delegates to  Trades aad Labor Council, Robert Todd,  George Bartley, Geo. Wilby.  STREET RAILWAY MEN'S UNION.-  Meets second and fourth Wednesday of  each month ln Sutherland Hall, corner  Westminster Avenue and Hastings  Street, at 8 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. Badger; warden, A. J. Wilson; sentinel, A. M.  Harris; delegates to Trades and Labor  Council, ? McGuigan, A. J. Wilson. R.  Br��at, C. Bennett, F. C. O'Brien.  THB RETAIL CLERKS' INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets In O'Brien's Hall, ths first and  third Tuesdays of each month. J. A.  Murray, president; W. J. Lamrick, secretary, MS Princess street. .  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF  Machinists, Beaver Lodge, No. 162.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesdays in  each month In tho Lesser O'Brien Hall.  President, Geo. P. Downey: past president, J. R. Edwards; vice-president, H. J.  Littler; recording secretary, J. H. McVety: financial secretary, J. Anderson.  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF  Electrical  Workera.    Vancouver Local,  No. 21S���Meets second and fourth Wednes  day ln eaeh month ln O'Brien's Hall. Pre.  Bldent,   A. *" .-    .    -  Dubberley: recorain*   secretary,   a.  v>  Huston; financial secretary, H. V. Ran.  Ma.  A.   McDonald;   vice-president,   J.  recording   secretary,   B. W.  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD  of Blacksmiths' Union, No. 151, meets  ln 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.   BARTENDERS' UNION, LOCAL NO.  676���Meets every first and third Sunday, at 2 p.m., in each month, in Union  hnll. President, E. B. Johnson; vice-  president, H. C. Pyke; treasurer, G.  Wood; corresponding secretary, O. Perkins; inspector, J. Morency;. guard,  Charles Ashbeck; delegates to Trades  and Labor Council, J. Morency and T.  Rand.    Visiting brothers welcome.  ^X9Wi9X9X9X9X9M9^9Hi9Hi99Hi9i^  Don't be Careless I  Don't start your wheel on tha new season's work without a  thorough overhauling. It will add much to your comfort and security and will coot you but little. We have a thoroughly up-to-date  bicycle repair department.  i,126 Hastings St.  $    ' Stoves, Ranges and Kitchen Furniture. ���  X9Hi9Hi9Hi*Hi9%9XVri9X9X9X0X9X9X9X9&M  SPORTING   GOODS  A complete set and up-to-date stock of sporting goods, selected from the  very best makers In the -world.  IC you want a good shot-gun, rifle or ammunition of any kind, go to McLennan, McFeely & Co., 122 Cordova St. Sportsmen will find It to their advantage to patronize this (inn, as It is their Intention to keep in stock what  the people want, and every article they sell is guaranteed to be Just as re-  piesented. Their clerks are thoroughly competent and will consider it a pleasure to show goods and quote prices. Store open every Saturday evening.  McLennan, McFeely & Co.  LIMITED  122 Cordova Street  Thoiie 11.  ���X��X��X��:*��:X��:tt��*��3-����^*-��3- X9X9X9X9X9X9X9*+Hi0Hi9*0  I FOR THE GARDEN  Pruning Knives  .  Pruning Shears  Tree Pruners  Hand Sprayers  Step Ladders  Lawn Mowers  Garden .Hose  Lawn Sprinklers  Lawn Rakes, Etc.  Individual description is  impossible, not enough 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. |  ��������������������������������������������������������S����������������@������������  ...CASCADE.  " The Beer Without a Peer."  $1 Doz. Pints  $2 Doz. Quarts  ���  FOR SALE AT ALL FIRST-CLASS  LIQUOR STORES, HOTELS  AND SALOONS  Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.  Vancouver, B. C.  and for sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Hotels,  ��.'  Travellers' Samples of Boys' Clothing  Boys' 2 and 3-Plece Suits, Norfolk .Jackets and Double-Breasted  Suits for from 5 to 10-year-old chaps.  Three-Plece Suits ln Single and Double-Breasted, for Boys from  10 to 14 years.  Reefer Jackets, Overcoats and UlstcrB for the little fellow at Ave  years, and for his older brothers on up to 14 years of age.  These ai*e the samples we bought from a traveller of one of our  most reliable clothing manufacturers, and when you learn that we are  offering them to you at the maker's regular prices, you'll think it  wise to bring your boys here as soon as possible and fit them out for  the winter.  JOHNSTON, KERfOOT & CO.  104 and 106 Cordova Street.  Trunk Store 127 Hastings ftt., 0|>b. Wm. Ralph's.  RAINIER BEER  Is a glorious summer beverage���quenching  and satisfying. Remember there's no other  "just as good"���insist on getting Rainier.  offline}  ,��'       \Wi  g*ff,y>'?&*gff^^  ww>wfcWK��uiM^a)iBamKp.psaB*wwg��  woKiaaaGfiaftivm; ^CTiwgew��CT����..TOwia


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