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The B.C. Packers Association Chinese Contract Chung, Nye; The British Columbia Packers Association Jan 25, 1922

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?heB.C. Packers Association
Chinese Contract
Cani\ery
Season 19
Dated
immmmry 25iti#i9?2.
JAMES   F.   MORRIS   CO.,   PRINTERS
 l^ts; Agreement
this
day of
made in  duplicate at Vancouver,  B. C,
, A. D. 19
Pettoeen
r
of B.C., in the Province of British Columbia, hereinafter called the parties
of the first part, and THE BRITISH COLUMBIA PACKERS ASSOCIATION, of Vancouver,
British Columbia, hereinafter called the parties of the second part.
®29llttl0fi?Sf01||^ that the said parties of the first part, in consideration of the covenants on the part of
the said parties of the second part hereinafter contained, hereby covenant and agree to and with the
parties of the second part in the manner following, that is to say :
That they will, at any and all times during the canning season of 19 HE, supply to the parties of
the second part all skilled labor, not less than ^mmm^mmm ~m good men, required by them or their
manager at their Cannery on called        8 W  X C
Cannery in the work of making such cans as are required, and for the purpose of packing their salmon
and doing all the work in and about the cannery required to be done as hereinafter mentioned by the
parties of the first part.
That they will, when and as required by the parties of the second part, or their manager, from time
to time and without delay, proceed to the above mentioned Cannery with a sufficient number of skilled
workmen, and make and have ready for use as required as many salmon tins as may be required by
and to the satisfaction of the manager for the parties of the second part for the time being.
That they will at any and all times during the canning season of 1&" , take from the wharf and
from scows alongside wharf, all tools and materials landed there, including tin cans, coals, firewood
and charcoal, also take the fish from the fish scows or steamboats at the wharf, prepare fish for
canning, fill cans (all one pound cans to weigh not less than 20 ounces standard weighty, cook and
and properly test, lacquer cans so filled and label same, pack in cases, nail the same, and make ready
for shipment, and that they will also do all the repairing to coppers and other tools used and required
by them in the execution of all the aforesaid work.
That they will do all filling of salmon from boxes furnished for that purpose, and as directed by
the parties of the second part. And that all tail-pieces are to be split or cut before being filled into
the cans.
That they will, at all times during tiie progress of the said work, use all diligence and care in
 That they will furnish all necessary material and tools for the work, carry and land same on
wharf, or in scows alongside wharf.
That they will pay to the parties of the first part for all the said work to be done by them as
aforesaid as follows, subject to the deductions mentioned, viz :—
50
.50
70
.cents for each case of 48 cans of
96 "
48 "
93 M
48 "
96 !'
48 "
Deductions for all Cans Supplied
Ready-made per Case.
"Tails " 1   lb     cents
' Tails "   i ib	
' Flats" 1   lb	
' Flats "   J lb	
1 Ovals" 1   lb	
! Ovals"   i lb	
Squats" 1   lb	
cents per case for J-Flats in addition to
cents per case for J-Flats in additions to
3"§ cents per case for Tails and Flats, and     Wfl
the above shall be paid on all salmon labeled.
cents per case for Tails and Flats, and
the above shall be paid on all salmon tissue-wrapped.   *
Layer paper to be placed between layers of cans in boxes, free of charge.
Payment to be made as follows :—
per cent, of contract price when can-making completed.
&0   per cent, of contract price on each     »^r   cases of canned salmon ready for shipment up
up to a total of    7000   cases, and the balance one month after shipment from the said Cannery of
all the season's pack.
The parties of the first part to pay to the parties of the second part for
«•-•«»-.and mmm^m^     for for each and every   *.«.-. — -- — --•*-
empty cans now on hand at the cannery and which may be filled by the parties of the first part, and
all hand-made empty cans remaining in stock at the close of the season to be paid for by the parties
of the second part at the same rate.
And it is mutually agreed between the parties hereto and provided that if the work shall not be
commenced and proceeded with to the satisfaction of the parties of the second part or their manager
for the time being, it shall be lawful for the said parties of the second part, or their manager as aforesaid, to give notice requiring the parties of the first part to enter upon and regularly proceed with the
sai(d work, and in case the said parties of the first part shall immediately after notice be given make
default in commencing or regularly preceeding with the said work, the parties of the second part may
employ any other workmen by contract or otherwise, and pay them out of the money remaining due
to the parties of the first part, and the parties of the first part shall be liable for all loses that the
parties of the second part may sustain through want of sufficient labor to carry on the work in the
cannery for the season 19 22a
That in case the manager for the time being shall disapprove of any of the laborers or workmen,
the parties of the first part shall be obliged to remove them and substitute others.
 In the event of any dispute arising between the parties of the first part and the parties of the second
part concerning any of the matters aforesaid, the parties of the first part shall and will abide by, observe,
perform, fulfill and keep, and in all things obey the decision in writing of the manager for the time being.
That if more than three cases in each one thousand are rejected by the manager for the time being
of the said Canneries, the said parties of the first part shall pay to the parties of the second part an
amount equal to the market value of good salmon for all salmon improperly packed or unfit for use for
all excess over said allowance, and that the said parties of the second part shall not be bound to pay for
any work rejected by the manager of the said Cannery. And the parties of the first part shall pay to
the parties o f the second part a rebate of 25 per cent, of market value of good salmon for all light
cans caused by imperfect filling, and the parties of the first part undertake that "fresh water leaks"
shall be mended and the process of cooking completed on the same day in which the preserving process
of the same has been commenced; and that' 'do-overs'' shall not be allowed to accumulate, but shall
be dealt with and completed to the satisfaction of the manager for the time being within twenty-
four hours from the time they are set aside; and the parties of the first part further undertake to be
responsible for any shortage which may appear as between the quantity of tinplates and other
material supplied and the number of cases packed.
The parties of the second part shall furnish cords of wood for the China Mess House for
the season of 19 2 S f and no more.
The parties of the second part shall provide and pay the wages of one fireman, one bathroom
overseer and one night-watchman -——■—■
all other labor in and around the cannery to be paid for by the parties of the first part, and they agree
that       C G is to act as China foreman and be in the
Cannery to oversee the work, from the commencement of can-making until the completion of the season.
The parties of the second part shall pay workmen's fare one way only, i,e., to the Cannery from
Vancouver, Victoria or New Westminster, B. C..
The parties of the first part agree to pack at least 1000      cases 1 lb or 700    cases
i Ij^iuat §    (96 to case) per day, or failing which, in the event of fish being on hand, they shall pay
to the parties of the second part the sum of cents per case on any shortage below these
quantities.
PROVIDED ALWAYS, and it is hereby EXPRESSLY STIPULATED and agreed, anything
hereinbefore contained to the contrary notwithstanding, that the parties of the first part shall not be
entitled to call upon the parties of the second part for the performance of this contract in case of fire
or flood, or in case the run of salmon shall not be sufficient to warrant carrying out the work, and that
in any event this contract shall bind the parties of the second part only in so far as in their judgment
or that of their manager, which is to be taken as final and conclusive, the run of the salmon shall
justify the continuance of the canning operations.
And in the event of the said parties of the first part selling, disposing of, or causing to be sold or
disposed of, whisky or any other intoxicating liquor to white men or Indians during the fishing season
of 19W/   , they shall forfeit and pay the sum of One Hundred Dollars to the parties of the second part.
It   tt -expressly understood that the  Turtles of the  first **rf agree
to  reer sufficient Xftt»t to pa®* all   saJ aon a* the'above nam** tannery
as long at  the parties of the second part can procure fish to pack.
 The parties of the second part agree to advance to the parties of the first part, on their promissory
note, a sum not exceeding for the purpose of engaging experienced
Chinese, and said advance is to be deducted from the payments to be made under this agreement,
with interest at the rate of"'    * per cent, per annum.
3tt ^ttttESS  2RH})£r£0f, the said parties of the first part and second part have hereunto set
their hands the day and year first above written.
ngneb this
of
day
19
(Sgd.)
in the presence of
(Sgd.)

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