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The British Columbia Federationist Jun 8, 1912

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Fourth Year, No. 61.
New Westminster Unionist* Will
Join Vancouver to Hake Weekly
Issue a Success
1,—Lest regular meeting held In Labor
hall on Wednesday, May 22, President
Christie In the chair. Minutes ot last
meeting read and approved. Credentials read tor J, Brown and P. Bell ot
the Barbers' union.
Communication from the Trades and
Labor Congress ot Canada re capita
tax read and per capita tor the current
half year ordered paid.
Notice was received from the Labor
Temple company that the second payment on stock was now due. On motion the secretary was Instructed to
make a payment of $75.
Communication read from the B. C,
Federatlonist ssklng for names and addresses of secretaries of unions; also
news items, snd the secretary was Intruded to forward desired Information.
On motion secretary was made official
press correspondent for this body.
A letter of thanks for donation to
May Day committee was filed,
Report of Unions,
Typos—All working: still negotiating for new scale.
Bartenders—All working; have
bought 100 more shares of Labor
Temple stock.
Clgarmakers—All working; one new
St. Ry. Employees—All working;
new members at every meeting.
Amalgamated Carpenters—All working.
Plumbers—All working.
Barbers—All busy; two unfair shops.
Teamsters — Doing exceptionally
well and appreciate assistance given
them by the unions. They took In
ten members at last meeting.
United Brotherhood—Had increased
minimum scsle to $4.25 for 8 hours
without a day's cessation of work and
took In twenty new members In the
last two weeks.
Painters—All working; many new
New Business.
The carpenters brought up the
question ot a non-union man employed
on new City Theatre and Bus. Agt.
Simmons was called on to state what
had occurred. He stated that In an Interview with Kerr & Bray, proprietors
of the moving picture theatres, one ot
them had told him that they would not
Interfere aB they didn't need the
unions In their business; In fact the
unions could all go to hell so far as
he was concerned.
The carpenters' delegates asked the
Trades and Lsbor to back up the resolution passed by the United nrother-
hood pissing these two theatres, the
Edison and the City, on the unfair list.
Grant-Kerr—That this body endorse
the action ot the United Brotherhood.
Amendment, Stoney-CamerOn—That
a committee be appointed to investigate and report.   Carried.
Committee appointed: Dels, Stoney,
Cameron and Kerr.
On motion the Municipal, Committee
was Instructed to request the city
council to arrange for Sunday afternoon band concerts.
Box 934, New Westminster.
Coal Diggers of Entire Pacific
Northwest  Represented at
Convention in Butte.
International Board Member Geo.
Pettigrew of the United Mine Workers of America, located at Ladysmlth,
Vancouver Island, and Robt. Foster,
president-elect ot District 28, U. M
W. of A., were official visitors In Vancouver last week, having met members
of the executive board of the B. C.
Federation of Labor with reference
to matters of mutual interest to both
miners and other Industrial workers.
Mr. Pettigrew Informed The Fed
eratlonlst that a very Important gathering of officers of the Pacific Northwest would have taken place at Butte,
Mont, on June 3rd, and he expressed
the hope that he would be able to
send a report of the convention In
time for this Issue of The Federation-
Briefly, the convention will occupy
the same relation to the coal mining
Industry of the entire West as the big
meet in the East a few weeks ago,
aud it Is more significant In the fact
that It Is the first ot Its scope ever
to be held In the West.
Representatives of the miners' organizations will be present from District 18, covering Vancouver Island;
District 10, embracing the State of
Washington; District 22, Wyoming
District 27, Montana; District 15, Colorado.
The decision of the convention Is one
that will prove of special Interest to
every unionist In the Pacific North
west. And It may also he ot some concern to the coal barons of the same
territory, for there are certain questions to be dealt with In the matter
of uniformity that can scarcely fail to
necessitate some drastic changes.
A branch of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners was
opened at Nanalmo, May 23, with a
charter membership ot 33. Officers
were elected and installed and regular
meeting nights fixed.
If tbe retail clerks of Vancouver
ever expect to secure an early-closing
law or a weekly halt holiday, they
will have to make up their minds to
organise and go after It. Things come
only to those who go after them.
It seems that at the recent federal
elections a Mr. Ames was elected to
parliament The Ames-Holden company are the manufacturers of a popular brand of boots and shoes bearing the Union Label. Needless to say
the postal employees are now outfitted with this particular brand of
shoes. And no matter what ot the
reason, the fact remains that a superior sort of pedal protection Is now
afforded to the men who are getting
a taste of the beauties of government
ownership by working more hours for
less wages than any other laborers In
the Dominion. To those who are fond
ot mixing politics with other conclusions it might be suggested that the
way to secure governmental patronage
for union-labelled goods Is'to elect the
manufacturers thereof to the federal
The unionists of the province
ot Albereta have made up their
minds to proceed with the organization ot a Provincial Federation of Labor. A convention
has been called to meet at Leth-
bridge, Altn., on Friday next,
June 14, for the purpose of completing affiliations and other details. As might be expected, the
coal-diggers, headed by Pres.
Clem Stubbs of DlBtrlct 18, U.
M. W, of A., are the prime
movers. British Columbia led
the way; now comes Alberta.
By the time the Congress meets
In convention at Guelph It Is
more than likely that the province of Ontario will have fallen
Into line.
Men's Suits
Actually Worth $25
To Be Sold for .
Come in and see these suits; try on one or two. If satisfactory,
buy; if they don't suit you, don't buy. We know there are no
better suits ready-to-wear in this city than these. They are
made of imported Scotch and English tweeds and fine worsteds;
the colors nnd effects are the prevailing fashion. The suits are
cut by the best tailors in America and every, suit is man-tailor
finished. These suits come in all sizes, and we guarantee perfect fit; they'll keep their shape because they fit well. Actual
$25.00 value here tomorrow for $18.00
Tennis and Outing
We sell the best tennla and outing
shoes for women as well as men.
We Import these shoes from the
best makers In England, and besides being shoes of style and
comfort, .they jflve good wearing
satisfaction. Tne prices run as
follows:— *
MEN'S white buckskin and white
duck tennis and boating shoes; at,
pair   9S.00 and 13.00
MEN'S white canvas shoes; at,
pair ..98.00 and $1.36
WOMEN'S tennis and croquet
shoes, best British manufacture;
only, pair  HBO
WOMEN'S white canvas shoes for
tennis and yachting; per
pair :. tfl.00 and ffUlO
Veranda Mats
Now that the warmer weather is
here, the verandah is one of the
most used portions of the house.
Make it most comfortable—turn it
into an out-door room. A floor
covering will do a lot to make It
cosy and comfortable looking. 'We
have verandah mats In a great
variety of designs, In colors of
brown, green and blue. Sizes and
prices follow:—
Size 3.0x9.0 feet: price..,
Size 4.0x7.6 feet:  price...
Size 0,0x9.0 feet; price...
Make your selection  today.
—Carpet Section, First Floor.
Hudson's Bay Stores
The .upheaval from below on the*'
part of the construction workers,
which commenced In March last, 1b
being continued, and despite the combined efforts of the provincial police,
the Immigration authorities, and the
Vancouver board of trade, the
contractors are getting very few men
to go to work, unless they pay 13.00
for a nine-hour day and bring the
camps nearer to complying with the
report of the Dominion and Provincial
health inspectors.
To show that the trouble Is over
some members of the provincial poii.-e
are returning to their legitimate duties.
The following appeared In the News-
Ad. ot May 23:
"Provincial Constable Dunwoodle of
Esquimau, who has been at Yale-dur-
Ing the disturbances created by tho
strike, yesterday passed through Vancouver on his way home. He states
that all Is practically over as far as
the strike Is concerned and that no
more trouble Is anticipated."
With this statement It Is agreed,
and further if the police had stayed
awsy there would have been no trouble for any one. The trouble started
when the police appeared and the
special commissioner of Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council Is prepared
to testify that such was the case,
for the men who were on strike never
made any trouble, and the police, to
justify their holding the. job, asked
the men why did they not start something so as they could get some work
to do. The police knew that if the
men did not go back to work oh the
grade they would be put to build the
road themselveB, along with the writer
of the editorials that have appeared tn
every reptile paper published in the
province. Mention ot useful work to
a policeman makes him shiver.
A contractor pays a high tribute to
the efficiency ot Mr. Dunwoodle. Sure
thing. That Ib the usual method of
the contractors posing as "Britishers"
between Yale and Kamloops. If they
had paid as high a tribute in coin of
the realm to the efficiency of the mem,
who by their labor on construction
work made their business possible, the
strike would not have occurred ano
there would have been no occasion for
barnacle-cleaning in the editorial department of the Dally Province.
Reports at hand show that about
one thousand men were hired to go to
work In Seattle for the C. P. R. and
as soon as .the men got as far aa
Yale or any of the other places along-
the line, they were told to get off and
go to work on the grade.
A number refused and had to get
back to Vancouver the best way they j are returning to work. Of course they
could. Some went to work, stayed n I will Bay anything to get the men back,
day or two, then quit as soon aa they I but they can't get men enough with
were able to find their way about tbe all their walking bosses, cooks and
jungle. I flunkeys working.   They are shy about
The contractors Bay that all the men j 1,000 men right now.
Secretary-treasurer New Westminster
T. and L. Council.   District Organizer
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.
•. Take the camp of Nelsen & Between,
where about twenty-tour Indians are
working, a camp with accommodations
fbr about 100 men. The only occupants
ot It are the timekeeper, straw boss,
cook, flunkey and two engineers, n
Is not overcrowded. None of the camps
are overcrowded. Even Twohy Bros',
camps, at Ashcroft are lamentably
short-handed and will remain so until
they concede the demands of tbe men.
Twohy poses as the Mare ot Ashcroft.
The nest "news" Item that appears
In any of the alleged newspapers will
be that the contractors pay a high
tribute to the efficiency of the provincial police, and It Is sure coming to
them, There is no mistake that the
police were in a high state of efllclency
all along the line; so high that they
should be awarded Flndlay leather
medals, embossed with a punching-
clock, as a reward for the noble
work they carried out In. hound-
Ing men from Place to place,
Inspecting the places where the men
were housed every morning; trying to
flnd flaws in the leases of camps rent-
ed by the strikers, as If their very existence depended on the men going
back to work. .
Of course the provincial police did
not oause the contractors to live up to
regulations governing the sanitary conditions of camps In unorganized districts with the same assiduity as they
did the strikers' camps. Were they
obeying the orders of the men higher
up? Or were they doing it on their
own Initiative?
It has been one great holiday for
strikers. The camps tn future will
doubtless be kept cleaner and more
wholesome food will be provided, that
Is, it the road Ib to be built during tho
regime of the government responsible
for the trouble at the start.
If the McBridge government had
paid as much attention to the most essential part of railroad building, the
labor, as they did to the financing of
real estate interests, the trouble would
not have occurred.
As an example of working class
solidarity It would be hard to find an.
other to compare with the present
strike of unskilled workers.
To see Canadians, Americans, Italians, Austrians, Swedes, Norwegians,
French, and Old Countrymen all on
strike for a minimum wage of $3 and
decent living conditions, Ib a hint for
King Capital to look out for some other country more healthy for him to exploit laborers In than this. One huge
"melting pot" Into which creed, color,
flag, religion, language and all other
differences have been flung, and the
only thing lacking to further solidify
them Is victory. And that Ib near at
hand, If all the strikers exhibit the
same amount of endurance as from the
Several New Organizations and Fresh
Impetus to Oldsr Unions as Result of Watters'  Visit.
HALIFAX, N. S„ May 31.—Jas. C.
Watters president of the Trades and
Labor Congress ot Canada, has finished an organization campaign of two
weeks' duration In Halifax, N.S. His
visit has resulted In new lite being
put Into the trades union movement,
and as a result It Ib expected that a
wave of organization will sweep over
the city, giving fresh Impetus to the
older unions and lining up some ot the
unorganized crafts Into the fold.
The Trades and Labor Council officers placed themselveB at the disposal
of Mr. Walters and by persistent and
sincere work he was enabled to form
several new organizations.
He also organized the Quarry Workers of Hants County having 77 charter
members, with the expectation of having that number doubled within a short
The Boiler Makers and Ship Builders, and the Building Laborers were
organized and it Is expected as a result of his labor that the Machinists
and Coopers will in a short time be
lined up.
JUT. Watters also addressed two
joint meetings of Street Railway Employees, and It Is -opened that as a
result both factions will amalgamate
Into the International. This action on
the part of these men will sound the
death-linell to tho hopes of the Electric
Tram Co., who founded a benefit association with the object of destroying
the union.
Meetings were held every night during President Watters' stay and trades
unionism In all its phases was discussal. President Watters certainly made
good In every sense of the word, the
boys being much Impressed with his
modest and unassuming personality
and also with the thoroughness of his
grasp of Trades Unionism.
The Congress Is bound to reap much
benefit through his visit and It is to be
hoped that the Congress will see the
wisdom of having its officers visit the
various provinces, If only with the object of keeping before the affiliated
bodies the alms and objects of that
Eugene E. Smith, general vice-president of the International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers, third district,
with headquarters at Portland, Ore.,
was a welcome visitor in Vancouver
during the past week. While here he
addressed a bumper meeting of the
membership of Local No. 313 In one of
the large halls of the new Labor Temple regarding trade conditions In general and Vancouver In particular.
'The present wage schedule of the
Electrical Workers (outside) expires
on July 1st. A committee has been
named to meet the company and present a new scale and some slight
changes In working conditions. While
there has been no definite settlement
as yet there seems to be no particular
reason to apprehend insurmountable
difficulties In the way ot an understanding of mutual satisfaction to both
When ordering printed matter don't
forget to add a postscript: "Label
With this Issue The B. C.
Federatlonist becomes a weekly
publication, instead of a semimonthly as heretofore. Without
promise or prospective The Federatlonist will be permitted to
speak for itself. As soon as
possible it will be enlarged to
eight pages. Subsequently other
plans will be developed In connection with The Federatlonist
that will prove of interest to
every wage-earner/- in British
Columbia. Meantime it becomes the duty of every unionist
to increase the circulation to a
point where the advertising support can be made to foot the
expense Involved in making The
Federatlonist more fittingly reflect the needs and requirements
of those whom It represents.
Slight Token of Appreciation Expressed by Those Who Don't
Have to Pay the Bills
It is only natural that the C. N. R.
contractors should be devoutly thankful to the government that freely and
gladly does for them what they are
too miserly to do for themselves. But
that It should be so candidly expressed
in the daily press Is apt to tip off the
real reason for the aforesaid splendid
service tn the interests of the cheap,
est pack of slave drivers that ever
struck this province.
Listen to this gem from one of the
contractor's special commissioners.
It's a peach:
"I would like to add," he says, "a
word of praise for the force of men
Superintendent Campbell gathered for
assistants to handle this strike. A
finer lot of men I think It would have
been Impossible to find in British Columbia. Every man seemed determined to do his duty and did it, act-
ting with splendid courage in most
difficult positions two or three men
on occasions holding In check bands
of from 150 to 200 strikers and finally
turning them from their object of attack and usually securing the ringleaders and landing them In jail. I
know of no better material from
which to augment the permanent
force, should your department require
recruits." ■
youthful Inmates of the alleged re-
conviction of n penitentiary guard
here a few days ago, for encouraging
formatory to divide up Borne of the
prison-made clothing, emphasizes a
danger and tendency in this province
that few had any Idea was being cultivated at all.
What with prison-made products,
placed In competition with "free"
labor, and the re-Introduction of the
chain-gang at Vancouver, the workers
of British Columbia should soon be
thoroughly aroused to the necessity of
placing representatives where they can
do something more effective than passing resolutions of condemnation.
Will Now Extend Their Activities Into
the Public School System of
the Province.
The employing class of this and
every other country Ib having an ever-
Increasing difficulty in convincing the
youth of the working class that the
Militia, Boy Scouts, the Navy or regular police duty 1b the proper thing with
which to affiliate. It Ib becoming more
difficult all the while to secure a sufficient number of dupes for the dirty
jobs in store for all who enlist In the
army of the boss, to be used, not for
the protection of "our" country, but to
keep recalcitrant rebels of the working class In subjection.
The workers have foolishly voted the
Instrument of government, with all
that that Implies, Intb the hands of
representatives of the owning or employing class.
There seems to be a plentitude of
men and women, forced by an overcrowded labor market, available for all
the salaried jobs within the gift of the
government; but when It comes to
taking the risk of defending for the
bosses what the bosses are too cowardly and cunning to defend for themselves, the supply of volunteers is
rather limited.   And It Is well.
In this connection the Dally Province the other day said:
How to secure an efficient defence
force without resorting to conscription
is a problem ilmt lius Ions been confronted by countries having no regular
standing; army. The Dominion Government with a view to raising an efficient
body of civilians trained and grounded
In military tactics, has appointed Major
A. It. Snow as Inspector of cadets in the
Province of British Columbia, and other
officers for each nf the provinces. Major
Snow la now In Vancouver.
Major Snow will linve charge of Urn
organization unit development of tho
cadet system, und will also superintend
the training of the school teachers, taking both the Stratltuona Trust course
and the course of physical exercises.
Mnjor Snow has a long record of active
service In South Africa
This week Major Snow has been en
gaged In an examination ot the teachers
ana pupils in some of the schools In
Vancouver and in his visits to the
schools Is accompanied hy Lieut. Hun.lv.
Inspector of physical training for the
Board of School Trustees. In addition
to his duties In Vancouver, Major Snow
will have to visit every school In the
province once every few months, and
with the support or the Dominion Government und the boards of school trustees he hopes to give the cudet movement a good send-off.
Evidently It Ib the Intention of the
government to convert the public
schools of thlB province into recruiting grounds for the nefarious machinations of the ruling class. Military literature Ib being distributed throughout the Bchools; the "flag-wavers" are
neveir Idle; the glory of legalized
murder Is taught In the classes; the
children are enticed Into joining all
sorts of military organizations with a
view to Inculcating the Idea of how
to shoot and kill; lying statements
are sent out by those In authority In
an effort to secure young men to join
the militia and regular army forces.
In fact, there Beems to be nothing to
which the employing class will not
resort to maintain an army of strikebreakers to do their bidding In times
when the workers refuse to Btnrve to
death or accept working conditions not
In harmony with the productivity of
those who do the world's work.
If the capitalist want war, then let
them do their own fighting. The workers can well afford to keep out of It.
They have nothing to fight about, except their poverty. And the sooner
they decide to get rid of that by. fighting for industrial liberty, the better
for all concerned.
Insidious Methods Being Employed by Bosses to Decoy Slaves
Into Penury.
There are various kinds of assemblies. One ot these Is the artful assembling of Jobless wage-workers who
must by force of circumstances accept
any and all conditions laid down by
railway contractors on construction
work. The latest case In point Is the
straits to which the C. N. R. slave-
herders are being put In an effort to
secure men willing to work tor nothing
ind board themselves In tha construction camps between Yale and Kamloops.
A labor-skinning agency masquerading under the firm name ot Lllyman
& Renard 108 West Main street, Seattle, with branch offices at Vancouver
and Portland, Is operating on an extensive scale tn an endeavor, aa the
Rev. Merton Smith would say, to earn
an honest dollar. Here Is a copy ot a
letter which Is being used by this outfit to deceive the Dominion immigration authorities, If any Is needed, the
original of which Is on file In this
"Seattle, Wash., May », 1012.
Fred Lllyman & Co.,
05 Powell Street
Vancouver, B. C.
Gentlemen:—The bearer, Mr. Ed.
Malm, No. 2, has been engaged for
Messrs. Griffin & Welch, contractors,
at Lytton, B. C, as loborer at 12.75
per day, board (6 per week. You will
please arrange for his transportation
from Vancouver, B. C, to camp, advancing same with the understanding
that the amount is to be deducted
from his first wages earned and due.
Yours truly,
By C. Ferree."
Is it possible that in the face of this
evidence there are federal governmental officers responsible for the enforcement of the Immigration laws or that
roaring farce entitled the Allen Labor
Act? Or Is it not just a plain case ot
the indiscriminate Importation of any
thing that Is hungry and strong In
the back fashioned after human Und?
Not content with clubbing, beating,
Jailing and intimidating the strikers
who dared to demand 13 per day and
decent camps to live In, the provincial
and other authorities and representatives of law and order are now determined to place all the powers of
government st the disposal of the contractors in order to build cheaply the
railways which the McBride government hds so kindly consented to pay
tor with the public funds.
Men are being' Imported, aided and
abetted by the government, and compelled to work for less than the government itself expects men to work
for.   A "White Canada," Indeed!
The C. N. R. will probably be built,
but tt will be built by men working
for S3 per day.
Workers everywhere should bear In
mind that there Is still a strike on
and It will remain on till the demands
of the strikers In jails or out of them,
are conceded.
There was no need of a clause to
debar Orientals from working In the
construction camps. There Isn't a
Chinaman or Japanese on the Pacific
coast who would so far disgrace himself as to accept the terms and conditions laid down by the C. N. R. contractors and their ally, the McBride
The way to secure union-made goods
Is to ask for them and take nothing
else, no matter what kind of a funny
story the clerk may attempt to work
off on you.
President J. W. Wilkinson has
summoned a special meeting ot
the executive committee ot the
B. C. Federation of Labor to
convene at Labor Temple, Vancouver, on the evening of Monday, June 10th.
A number ot questions taken
up by the executive board with
the B. C. Government executive
council have been awaiting the
return of Premier McBride, chief
of which is the appointment of
two Labor representatives on
the Royal Commission to be
named shortly by the government for the purpose ot Inquiring into labor conditions
oou|AOJd s|i|> inoqStiojqi
Report of Job Sotle Oountttoe
Received and UnMsimotily
Endorsed by Union.
Last meeting of Typographical Union, No. 22(, taxed the new meeting-
room In the Labor Temple to the limit, and the attendance was warranted
by the many Important items of special Interest to the craft Introduced
by the executive committee, special
committees and members on the floor.j
W. R. Trotter wu unanimously recommended for the position vacated hy
R. P. Pettlplece aa representative of
the I. T. TJ. In Western Canada, and
President-elect Lynch will ha urged by
the local executive committee to make j
the appointment at the earliest possible date. In view of the accumulated
amount of organisation work to oa
done throughout tha Canadian west. If
qualification for the office, aa tha result of experience and executive ability count, than the appointment of Mr.
Trotter should prove a popular one,
for few men In the organised tabor
movement of Canada hare bad and
made use of such opportunities as have
fallen to the lot ot the nominee of
No. 226.
The returns of the I. T. U. and local election was confirmed. As a result President Armstrong and A, H.
England, secretary ot the Allied Printing Trades Council, will attend the
Cleveland convention of the I. T, TJ. In
August next; aa well as the Trades
and Labor Congress of Canada con-,
ventlon at Guelph, Ont, In September,
augmented at tbe latter convention
by the credentials of W. R. Trotter.
Two new delegates to the Trades
and Labor Council were elected to
serve In the places of J. O. McMurray,
who has accepted a situation at Fort
George, B. C, and President Armstrong, resigned.
The report of tbe Job Scale Committee was read and received 'mid enthusiasm. The present lob schedule
expires at the end of this month.
The Typos have leased a suite ot
three rooms In the new Labor Temple
as permanent headquarters and tbe
furnishings are In keeping with all
things Typographical.
For the convenience of Secretary
Neelands and the ever-increasing number of employing printers, a telephone
service has been Installed.
During the Sunday afternoon session of the Typos J. W. Wilkinson,
president of the Trades and Labor
Council and a director of Vancouver
Ubor Temple Co., and Managing Director McVety of the Labor Temple
Co, addressed the membership re-
gardlng the further purchase of shares
before the price was raised trom It
to $2.00 by the shareholders' meeting to be held In June. As a result notice of motion was given that at next
meeting, June 30th, a resolution would
be introduced authorizing the trustees
to make application for 1,000 more
shares. In addition a number of Individual members Indicated their Intention of Joining the "we" of the Labor Temple Co.
' Chapel reports tended to show that
trade conditions were fairly good, especially on the op.'s and ad. aide.
The total membership of No. 220
now runs well over the 300 msrk, with
prospects of a still further Increase before the year Is out.
Labor Temple Affairs In Flourishing
Condition—Acts of Board of Directors Meets With Unanimous Approval of Shareholders.
Coincident with moving Into the
new Temple, an extraordinary meeting
of the shareholders has been held for
the purpose of formally passing a
number of resolutions dealing with tbe
affairs of the company.
In an laformal way the Board of
Directors took the opportunity to report In connection with tbe completion of the Temple and the financial
arrangements which had been made
to dispose of the contractors. Tbe
report seemed to meet with the approval of the shareholders, more than
two-thirds of the Issued shares being
represented. A number ot questions
were asked hy interested shareholders with a view to Increasing the holdings of their organisation or individual members, which was followed by
a discussion as to the advisability ot
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For many moons past we have been
noting the actions of the police of this
city, and, speaking of them In a collec
tive sense, have arrived at the conclu
Bion that they are bull-dozers.
Size and strength of a Ssndow are
not the only qualifications requisite for
a policeman. Besides these, he must
have brains enough to know how,
where and when to use this power,
which nature has so generously en-
dowed him with, over that of bis fellow-man.
A man with a bad and quick temper
is dangerous in any community, but
how much more so If he happens to
be an officer of the law. And these
combined attributes in a man at once
fits him for a policeman in a place like
St Petersburg rather than Vancouver.
Many of the best police in the larger
cities, like some of the great generals,
are men ot small stature, but who possess sufficient "grey matter" which
more than offsets his physical strength
in fitting him for his duties.
Again, character should count for a
great deal in selecting a man tor the
force. His word Ib invariably taken
as gospel truth in a court of law, although he may have assaulted a prisoner most outrageously. A couple of
skilful and unscrupulous police officers, with the power they are given
over the people, if they choose, could
hang almoBt any citizen located within
their jurisdiction.
Because an officer has a record of
making most arrests, it does not follow that he Is the best man by any
means on the force, but this rank
rather should be a black mark against
his good judgment. Surely, It a policeman appreciates the charge placed
In him, he would be humane withal.
But we regret to say that In many
Instances it is not the case. It does
appear as though some of these "huskies" when they don the uniform suffer from "swelled" head. Instead of
helping every one who asks for assistance or information—be they dipsomaniacs or nymphsomanls.es, who
cannot keep their vows of temperance,
soberness and chastity—advantage
over the unfortunates Is taken by the
"cops," who at the least opening or
provocation make arrests. The Canadian police, considering the excellent
education received by them, should at
least be »"gentle"-men. But by no
means they are not? They seem to
demonstrate tnat might is right, and
so act accordingly to their own satisfaction and to the disgust of Vancouver citizens.
In passing It may be mentioned that
the local Basttle Ib Infested with lice,
which filthy state would not be tolerated anywhere else In the civilized
community. Prisoners Intoxicated are
often handled very roughly on entering the lockup. And there hare been
several serious cases reported of late,
which It brought before the higher
courts would,   no doubt, result In a
thorough reformation ot the tyrannical
ways of the Vancouyer police.
The public may stand for this sort
of thing for a time, hut sooner or later
such an agitation will set In that not*
only police hoodlumlsm be put an end
to, but laws with regard to so-called
smaller offences will be ameliorated.
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It must be very noticeable—even to
the most casual observer—that there
is a very large number of girls of tender years employed regularly at various kinds of work in this city. Hundreds are to be seen morning and
evening wending their weary way to
and from their day's toil—some on the
street cars and some afoot. Has Van-
couver arrived at a stage in Its development—to rank among great cities,
and bring.with its huge growth poverty and want, and number among its
numerous evils that of child labor?
The truant officer cannot rescue these
poor but respectable young girls from
the departmental stores, candy factories, dress goods establishments, and
such like places. The law does not
allow htm to Interfere with children,
so long sb they are off the streets during school hours.
The police will not interpose or
meddle in matters of this description
—not when the juvenile has an employer to look after her. Then who
should make a move to prevent the
curse of child laboi getting a foothold
In British Columbia?
There are enough women to come to
the rescue today in Vancouver who
are positively Idling their time, "sunning and preening themselveB In their
long hours of leisure like so many
sleek cats." Comparatively few women in this city, It Is surmised, are
aware of the fact that there are to be
found living in cheap tenement cabins
with their parents or guardians scoreB
and scores of neglected small girls and
boys. They are being allowed to shift
for themselves and grow up starved
and overworked. They are being submitted to vicious surroundings, and
unless something is done by the women of this city, as time goes on, these
future young women and men will
become the victims of the misdeeds of
men and the greed of gold.
Because work people are overloaded
with troubles ot their own should not
be a barrier to let this question of
child labor go unheeded. Labor must
help Itself.
The great need of the hour Is something to "move the spirit" In hosts of
the women of Vancouver to realize
this Important question.
When the Titanic was sinking the
captain ordered the ship's band to
play rag-time, kill-time, any sort of
time ,at all so long as It prevented an
Immediate panic being added to his
terrible dilemma. That order was a
death warrant for the musicians, for
it meant that they were not able to
cast around for even a dog's chance
of escape from an ice-cold grave In the
midnight Atlantic. Then, when they
had very little time left to kill, they
played "Nearer, My God to Thee,"
whilst "J. Brute Ismay," the managing director of the White Star Line,
was Bavlng his own precious carcass,
in order that he might go back to
England to refuse compensation to
the widows and orphans of the men
whose self-sacrifice had helped to
make his escape possible. The explanation of the company Is that they travelled as paBsengers and that in the
eye of the law. they had no status as
servants of the company. Verily, verily the quality of Mercy is not strained; no, not even a little bit! Still "be
BritiBh"; be anything you like, as
long sb you don't claim to be as good
as your boss when it comes down to a
question of his lite or yours. "After
you, my dear Lord Plum Duff Cordon!"
Even the dispensers of British Justice have been compelled to go on
strike In Vancouver. The 12-a-day
variety is not calculated to raise the
present standard.
The expected ■ has once more happened. The responsibility for the
Titanic disaster has been placed upon
the dead; brave Captain Smith being
the goat In this Instance.
At Montreal the other day Judge
Laurendeau decided that a witness In
a Quebec civil suit "must" swear upon
the Bible and accept the regular formula, and refused to accept the word
of honor, of an agnostic. "Swear"
(Universal) has a double meaning:
(r To affirm or make a solemn declaration with an appeal to God for the
truth of that which is affirmed.
"Ye shall not swear by my name
falsely."   Leviticus xix.:12.
(2) To use profane language; to utter profane oaths; to take the name of
God in vain.
"He knocked fast, and often curst, and
That ready entrances was not at his
—Spenser: F. Q., I 111:16.
This "Christian" judge, on account
of his power as such, compelled an
unbeliever to profanity, which offense
is punishable by law. The' cause of
freedom of religious belief bas caused
the shedding of more blood than war
when the old regime was In the hands
of the privileged classes. When a candidate for membership in a labor
union takes his obligation to subscribe
to the rules of the organization, he is
not required to take an oath on the
Bible, but pledges his honor as a man
to keep his pledge. Such actions of
the "learned" Judge at Montreal in the
eyes of the masses makes the taking
of an oath in the law courts a "hollow
mockery." A Bible oath administered
to a police officer, generally speaking,
has about as much effect on him as
trying to wet a duck by pouring water
on its back. He's used to It. And the
same thing applies to skeptics.
The general assumption that Borne
of these days the membership of organized labor will tire ot receiving
"acknowledgements" from the various governmental departments In reply to their several communications becomes somewhat problematical ss the days go on. And once
more The Federatlonist rises to remark that the workers get what the
workers voto for, and until they get
sense enough to know what they want
and vote for it there is little likelihood
of them knowing what to do, or how
to do it, by any other method. Election
day Is the barometer of intelligence of
the working class. Meantime there is
a lot of spade work to be done between election days by the workers
while busy eking out a living in the
industrial world.
Baden-Powell Is said to have met
more bores in Portland recently than
In South Africa.
Supposing there was a clause in the
bylaws ot your union admitting to
meetings only those who could show
a union label in every article of apparel worn, would you have to go
Serial of Letters Addressed to An
thoritiei by Vancouver Trades
and Labor Counoll
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council
has decided to make a fight against
the revival of that relic of barbarism,
the chain gang. On two previous occasions it has been wiped off the map,
but with the election of James Find-
lay as mayor and the placing of civic
control in the hands of the Conserve-
tive party the public disgrace has
again been made possible.
With the provincial government
turning out prison-made goods, clothing, etc., at Mew Westminster and
Mayor Flndlay capturing jobless work-
ers in Vancouver for the purpose of securing cheap labor for the city it is
time the "free" workers of British
Columbia awoke to tbe danger lh-
volved In permitting the employing
class to further exploit and humiliate
members ot the working class for
whom the same authorities are themselves responsible tor being here at
If the government will insist upon
Importing all the social dependents of
the oldor countries then the least It
can do Is to provide legitimate employment for them.
Following Is the correspondence to
The Hon. Attorney General
Victoria, B. C.
Dear Sir:—I have been Instructed
to write you In protest against the
revival In this city of the institution
popularly known as the chain-gang.
The treatment tbese unfortunate
men have been subjected to In being
required to perform work of the heavy
and exhausting nature of land-clearing
on the most scanty and unpalatable,
as well as non-nutritious diet, has no
doubt come to your attention through
the columns of the dally press, and
some slight improvement in that particular has resulted as a consequence
of that publicity, but It Is not that
aspect of the matter that the council
would ask you to consider, but the
grave abuses possible If the principle
is allowed to become established, of
reviving the corvee, or system of
forced labor, in municipal undertakings—which is what It practically
amounts to.
In all advanced English-speaking
communities with the exception of the
southern states, the practice Is looked
upon with disfavor, causing unnecessary humiliation to its victims, and
destrlctive of their self-respect. In the
Southern States the practice has
grown to such proportions that public
opinion has become aroused to vigorous action and tbe movement to
abolish It has succeeded in removing
the reproach from a few of them.
Beginning with the municipal chain-
gang, as Vancouver is now doing, the
practice spread until the prisoners
were farmed out to contractors for
municipal work In road-making, and
then it was but a step to continue the
practice inside the prison, and goods
made by prisoners for the contractors
at the mere cost of their board sold
in the open market In competition with
those produced by legitimate manufacturers on the outside, in unfair
competition with both him and the
law-abiding workman.
The institution has no redeeming
features whatsoever, but Is wholly
bad, and reactionary in the extreme.
It only degrades its victims, and
arouseB resentment and disgust, and
also contempt for the authorities responsible for its revival, in the minds
of humane and thinking people. Working men are being arrested on the most
trivial excuses, and the policeman's
word being almost always taken sb
conclusive, sent to this chain-gang, In
order to save this wealthy and self-
styled "progressive" city from the obligation of paying current wages to Its
own  citizens for performing the work,
A "bread line" Is not a desirable advertisement to any city, and Vancouver has bad it In recent years but with
the great Influx of immigrants expected this year It will inevitably assume
enormous proportions in the coming
winter, if these avenues of employment
are closed. These people are being
drawn here by the reports circulated
by both government and private employment and Immigration literature
that there is work for every man willing to take it, and the contrast of fact
and fiction will not redound to the
profit of government, either provincial
or municipal, when the time comes tor
counting votes.
Hoping that you will take effective
action In this matter, I remain,
Victoria, May 22, 1912.
Mr. R. P. Pettipiece,
Labor Temple,
Vancouver, B. SC.
Dear Sir: I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 21st Instant,
In reference to the employment of
certain prisoners In the City ot Vancouver in connection .with chain-gang
This is a matter which this department has no control over as it is one
particularly within the jurisdiction of
the civic authorities there. This department cannot Interfere with the
policy Inaugurated by the city In connection with the handling of prisoners
In their local gaol.
It is true that we have made the
gaol In Hastings a provincial gaol, but
only for the purpoae of Imprisoning
there certain prisoners who we cannot take In our provincial gaols owing
to the congestion, which I hope shortly will be entirely overcome, aa soon
as our Institution Is opened at the
Prison Farm at Burnaby.
If you have any complaints to make
as to the present system In connection
with the gaol at Hastings, It is a matter that you should bring to the attention of the Police Commissioners of
the City of Vancouver.
Yours truly,
Vancouver, B. C, May 26,1912.
Jas. Flndlay, Chairman Board of Police
Commissioners, Vancouver, B. C.
Dear Sir: I was Instructed by the
Trades and Labor Council to write to
the Attorney-General in protest
against the revival of the chain-gang
In this city. My letter to him, and bis
reply thereto, are herewith enclosed
for the consideration of the Board of
Police Commissioners.
I remain, yours,
R.   P.   Pettlpleoe,   Esq.,   Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council, Room
210, Labor Temple, City.
Dear Sir:   I am in receipt of your
letter of May 26th, with enclosed copies of correspondence with the Attorney-General.
I shall take this matter up, as requested, for consideration by the
Police Commissioners at the first
meeting of thst Board.
I am, yours truly,
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i- °'Vancouver—Meets aecond Monday
m each month—Labor Temple. Prat-
dent, E. Jarman. Pressmen's Union, 823
S22'„b.y '£"*&. ylce-presldent, George
Mowat Bookbinders' Union, 516 Dun-
levy avenue; secretary, A. H. England.
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Wilk!j"0!' R- P. Pettipiece, John McMlU
■an, Murdock McKensle. officers: Presl-
«?"v!.„Jas- Brown; vice-president, John
McMillan; secretary-treasurer and managing director, Jas H. McVety, Room
211, Labor Temple. Phone Seymour ISjo.
Street and Electric Railway Employ.
?S? "J, America, Pioneer Division No.
101—Meets In Oddfellows' Hall, Mt.
Pleasant, second and fourth Wednesdays
at 8:45 p.m. and first and third Wednesdays at 8 p.m. President James Fletcher; vice-president, H. Schoneldj records' 4fei»tswt-Altw*. V. Lofting, Box
18, City Heights P. O.: financial secre-
tary, Fred A. Hoover, 2408 Clark drive,
penters and Joiners—Office, room 208
Labor Temple. Business agent, J. W.
Wilkinson. Office hours 8 to 9 and 4
to 5. Secretary of management commute. w.Si Manson, 021 Haymur avenue.
BRANCH 1.—Meeta in Room 302, Labor
Temple, on alternate Tuesdays, 8 p.
m.   President, J, A. Key; secretary, H.
Carter, P. O. Box 881.
BRANCH 2.—Meets In Room 302, Labor
Temple, alternate Wednesdays, 8 p.m.
President, J.  Fowler;  seorteery,  G.  F,
Read, 1617 Union street.
BRANCH 4.—Factory Workers—Meets In
Room 802, Labor Temple, alternate
Wednesdays, 8 p.m.   President, G. Lam-
berton; secretary, J. Thomson, 148 Tenth
avenue east.
BRANCH 6.—Meets In Room 302, Labor
Temple, alternate Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
President, w. West; secretary, A. McLaren. 1038 Richards street.
Agricultural Hall, Central Park, alternate Fridays, 8  p.m.    President,  G.
Manson: secretary, J. Anderson, Box 233,
McKay P. O, B. C.
In South Hill Schoolhouse, alternate
Fridays, at 8 p.m.   President C. Wilcox;
.secretary,  R.  W.  Jackson,  South Vancouver P. O.
In the St. Andrew's Club room alternate Mondays, at 8 p.m. President A.
Glenn; secretary, w. Garrlock, North
Vancouver P. O.
penters and Joiners, Local No. 167—
Meets every Wednesday evening In Labor Temple at 7:30 p.m. Executive committee meets every Euesday evening, 8
o'clock. President, Murdo McKensle; recording secretary, Geo. C. Lestey; financial secretary, L. H. Burnham; treasurer,
J. W. Scburman. Phone Seymour 1380,
Labor Temple.       	
and Joiners, South Vancouver Union No. 1208—Meets in Staple's Hall.
Fraser and Fiftieth avenues, first and
third Tuesdays of each month. President, E. Hall, Cedar Cottage: vice-president, S. Fraser, Fraser avenue P. O.; recording secretary. E. H. Belsey, 263
Tenth avenue east; financial secretary,
J, A. Dickenson, South Vancouver P. O.
ternatlonal Union. No. 1—Meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m.. Room 307, Labor
Temple. President James Haslett; vice-
president, J. J. Welsh; corresponding
secretary, W. S. Dagnall, Box 63; financial secretary, F. R. Brown; business
agent, W. S. Dagnall, Room 216, Labor
Temple.   Phone, Seymour 8788.        ,
League. No. 676—Meets first and
third Sundays of each month at 2:30
p.m., Room 302 Labor Temple. President Chas, Lehr; vice-president, H. H.
Harrison; secretary, Richard Dalton:
treasurer. Wm. Mottlshaw. Phone Seymour 6226.
Union of America, Local No. 367—
Meets Labor Temple, first Tuesday In
each month, at 8 p.m. President Robert J. Craig; vice-president D. A. McMillan; secretary, J. C. Peuser, Kurts
Ctgar Factory; label custodian and
treasurer, S. w. Johnson; delegates to
Trades and Labor Council, J. C. Peuser,
Miles Nugent R. J. Craig. ■	
Ion of America, British Columbia
Division, Canadian Pacific System, Division No. 1—Meets 10:30 am. third
Sunday In month, Room 204, Labor Tem-
Ele. Local chairman, J. F. Campbell,
lux 482, Vancouver. Local secretary-
treasurer, A. T. Oberg, Box 432, or 1003
mirrard street, Vancouver.
40.—Meets Labor Temple second and
fourth Tuesdays of each month. President, Bro. Fox; vice-president Bro. Hunter; secretary, Wm. F. Herforth, 2188
Westminster ave; treasurer, Bro. Beaver;
delegates to Building Trades Council,
Bros. Thompson and Glnnsdale, Delegates to Trades and Labor Council, Bros.
Fox, Loransky and Hunter.
Electrical Workers, Local No. 213—
Meets every Monday evening. 8 p.m.,
Labor Temple. President, H. E. Durant;
vice-president, C. L. Hardy; recording
.secretary. B. S. Morris; financial secretary, H. Lauder: treasurer, Sam Cawker;
trustee, H. T. Johnston; freman, W. P.
Carr; first Inspector, E. O. Sheppard;
second Inspector, C. W. Teas; business
agent, E. L. McMillan, Room 207, Labor
Electrical Workers, Local Union No.
821 (Inside Men)—Meet every Friday In
Room 205, Labor Temple, 8 p.m. Presl-
dent, H. Compton; vice-president, 8. S.
Duff; recording secretary, L. R. Salmon;
treasurer, Wm. Jarvls: financial secretary and business agent F. L. Eating-
hausen, Room 202, Labor Temple.
fectioners' International Union of
America, Local No, 46.—Meets Labor
Temple second and fourth Saturdays,
7:80 p.m.    President, McCurrach;  vice-
Eresident,  J.   Hendricks;  treasurer,  H.
eaworthy; secretary and business agent, Phone Seymour 8360, Labor Temple.
America, .Vancouver Local No. 120 —
Meets first and third Wednesdays in Labor Temple, 8:30 p.m. President, C. E,
Herrltt; vice-president J. W. Green; recording secretary, Geo. W. Isacos; secretary-business agent, C. F. Burkhart,
438 Abbott street.   Phone Seymour 2170,
North America, Vancouver Branch—
Meets In Labor Temple second an
fourth Tuesdays at 8 p.m. President,
Fred Rumble; vice-president Henry
Hague; corresponding secretary, James
Rayburn; flnanoial secretary, Wm. Jar-
dine : treasurer, P. Talnsh.
America, Vancouver Branch No. 178.—
Meetings held on the first Friday In each
month In Labor Temple, 8 p.m. President, H. Nordland: vloe-presldent, A.
Larsen; secretary, W. W. TJocken, 1682
Thirteenth avenue.east, P. O. Box 60S;
financial secretary, L. Wakley, Box 503.
al Association of Machinists—Meets
In Labor Temple aecond and fourth
Thursdays at 7:16 p.m. President, Robt.
Thomson; vice-president, Chas. Mattlson;
recording secretary, J. Brookes: financial
secretary, Jas. H. McVety, Room 211,
Labor Temple.   Phone Seymour 6360.
Decorators' Union, Local 188—Meet
Labor Temple every Thursday at 7:80
p.m. President, W. J. Nagle. 155«_W11-
11am street: vice-president, Johnson Bradley; financial secretary, F. J. Harris,
1668 Robson street: recording secretary,
Skene Thomson, Sub. P. O. No. 8; treasurer, E. Staples, 666 Hornby sereet: conductor, H. Whiteside; warden, G. Powell.
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Several men have recently emerged
from New Westminster goal after having served sentences ot from two to
three months tor being members ot an
unlawful assembly in Vancouver upon
the 28th day of January last. They
had admitted being members of the
assembly but denied that It was an unlawfully conducted one; His Honor
Judge Mclnnes held otherwise.
. Bight other men, vis., R. P, Pettlplece, Walter Read, William Home,
Wm. H. Coombs, Thos. McCltnton, Jas.
H. Fisher, Wm. McDowell and Chas.
Lestor, charged with the same offense,
and who also admitted being at the
same meeting as the former offenders,
were, on May 29th, found not guilty
by a jury before which they had elected to be tried, Thus the same assembly Is declared by a Judge to be
unlawful and by twelve citizens to be
perfeotly lawful, Such are the ramifications of the law.
Perhaps no trial has ever aroused
more widespread Interest among the
workers of Vancouver than that ot the
last named nor has any verdict met
with more general and enthusiastic
approval. It may not be amiss to give
here a brief recital of the events leading up to the case.
The Attack on Free Spscoh.
For some years up to and Including
1911, It had been the custom In Vancouver to allow all labor, political and
religious organisations which so desired, the free use of the streets and
open places of the city for the purpose
of holding meetings and discussing or
propagating their various doctrines,
During this period no trouble whatever
arose from the pursuance of such a
policy. But the advent of Jas. Flndlay
to the mayor's chair at the beginning
of the present year brought a drastic
On January 21st a meeting of workingmen presided over by Socialists,
was interrupted and dispersed by police and it was made known that no
more outdoor meetings would he allowed In the city. Realising that
freedom of speech in the British Umpire is guaranteed by higher authority
than any city administration, the Socialist party and the I. W. W. immediately announced a meeting to be
held on the Powell street grounds
Sunday, January 28, A large number
of unemployed tben in the city were
invited to be- present It should be
mentioned that during the week prior
to the 28th, a committee from the
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council,
acting upon which Mr. R. P. Pettlplece, Mr. J. H. McVety and Mr. Jas.
McMillan, were in Victoria endeavoring to secure from the Government
some substantial aid fo rthe unemployed. They returned to Vancouver on
Saturday, the 27th.
On the day appointed a large crowd
of workingmen, employed and unemployed, gathered on the Powell street
grounds. Around the grounds there
also gathered a large crowd of citizens who Came attracted by the hope
that the police would be there to
"start something". At the appointed
hour a speaker mounted the box and
gave out the Information that Mr, Pettlplece had that morning consented to
appear at the meeting and tell of what
had transpired at Victoria. He arrived after several other speakers had
spoken briefly.
No sooner had he begun his address,
in fact no one Ib quite sure that he had
begun, when he was Interrupted by
Deputy Chief of Police Mulhern, who
called upon him to disperse the meeting, producing a city by-law sb his authority. Mr. Pettipiece said that he
was unable to disperse the gathering
and there was no occasion tor any
alarm or Interruption as the crowd was
orderly and peaceable. After a minute
or two or such altercation, Mulhern
gave an order and a long line of policemen which had been quietly waiting, advanced upon the crowd,
Scatteratlon and hurried flight became the order of the day. The police
used their clubs with ferocious design and savage effect Defenseless
men were knocked senseless and bleeding to the ground. Those who escaped
from police on foot had the additional
excitement ot being hotly pursued by
mounted men armed with heavy
whips. The affair was carried all over
town and occupied most of the afternoon. The casualties were many—
among the citizens generally; the police suffeied no injuries other than
the mayor's approval of their work.
When the fracas was over, Mr. Pettipiece and twenty others, Including
those mentioned above, were discovered In jail. Prompt action by their
friends resulted In all being released
on bail except some of the I. W. W.
members who preferred to stay in.
The two following Sundays saw repetitions of the occurrence with the
crowds of spectators growing each
time. Many more were injured but
few more arrests were made, It evidently being the Intention of the authorities merely to physically assault
those whom they selected as their
victims. Then something happened,
presumably some one "higher up"
gently intimated to the mayor that his
course resembled that of the ass. Anyhow, the fourth meeting, February 18,
saw the greatest multitude of all on
the grounds, but no police. When
no officers made their appearance,
the multitude grew weary of waiting
and departed quietly.
All those arrested were subsequently
charged with being "members ot an
unlawful assembly." They all elected
to be tried by Jury, but a number
later changed their minds and took
speedy trial before Judge Mclnnes
with the result mentioned above. The
others were arraigned before His Hon.
or Judge Gregory and a Jury in the
assize court on May 28th.
The Trial.
Two counts were contained In the
indictment First, that the accused,
"with intent to carry out a common
purpose, unlawfully did meet and assemble together in such manner as to
cause persons in the Immediate neighborhood of the assembly, to fear on
reasonable grounds that the persons
so assembled as aforesaid would disturb the peace tumultously."
Second, that persons In the Immediate neighborhood were led "to fear
on reasonable grounds that the pep
sons so assembled as aforesaid would
by such assembly needlessly and without any reasonable occasion provoke
other persons to disturb the peace
tumultuouBly, and the said (prisoners)
were, then and there members of an
unlawful assembly contrary to the
form of the statute In such cases made
and provided and against the peace
of our Lord the King, his Crown and
The first witness to be called was
Deputy Chief Mulhern. He gave his
testimony reluctantly and did not appear to be In love with his own story.
He stated that he proceeded under orders to the Powell street grounds
about 2 p, m, Sunday, January 28, and
found there a large crowd ot people
on the sidewalks and In the square,
There was also a man on a soapbox
addressing the assembly. Thty ni__
announced R. P. Pettipiece aa the next
speaker and got down from the box
Just aa he arrived. He (Mulhern)
then forced his way to the box and Informed Pettlplece that the meeting
waa. unlawful and must be dispersed.
Upon being asked his authority he
read a section from a city by-law covering assemblies. At this Ume, he
said, there were loud shouts and Jeers
trom the crowd, many of them crying
out "to hell with the police; go on with
the speech," "to hell with the by-law,"
"to hell with the city." Asked It he
would anticipate a breach of the peace
from the character ot the meeting, he
stated, after considerable hesitation,
that he would,
Mr. J. W. de B. Farris, counsel tor
Mr. Pettlplece, then cross-examined
the witness.
Farris—Assuming that you had
known that that by-law did not apply
to the Powell street grounds would
you. have gone there to enforce It?
In answer to this Mr. Mulhern said
that he would not have read the bylaw but would have been there to
preserve peace. His Instructions were
to forbid gatherings on streets and
public places.
Asked If there had been any occasion to arrest any one up to the time
he ordered the crowd to disperse he
stated that there was not.
. Farris—When was there any occasion to make an arrest?
Mulhern—When they refused to disperse.
Farris—You arrested them for refusing to disperse when called upon
to do so?
Mulhern—I arrested them for being
members of an unlawful assembly.
Detective Champion was then called
to the box and testified that from the
temper of the meeting he was led to
anticipate a riot but culdn't recall that
any policemen had been Injured during
the trouble.
Inspector McLennah's evidence was
practically the same as Mulhern's except that he heard some one day,
"Here come our natural enemies, the
The Rev. Merton Smith was then
called, no doubt for the purpose of
lending corpulent sanctity to the
Crown's extremely unsanctlfted case.
He denied that there had been any unemployed in the city at that time as
he had tried to get a man to work In
his garden without success. Gardening In January was a common thing
with him, he said. He stated that the
meeting was noisy and defiant and he
thought there would be a breach of the
peace. Mr. Bird, counsel for all the
accused.but Pettlplece asked witness
If he hadn't been at the meeting out of
Idle curiosity like the rest of the unemployed, and the reverend gentleman
innocently answered, "yeB".
A shining example of the Intelligence
required in a police officer was the
next witness, Sergeant Munro. He
said that he saw no damage being
done, nor any fighting going ou, but
that he always anticipated trouble
when he saw crowds of any kind.
Asked If he knew ot anything that had
tranepired aubsequent to the 28th, he
replied, "No, not before."
Several more witnesses were called
(or the prosecution but their lessons
,vere evidently well learned and added
nothing of interest At this point, as
no officer appeared to Identify accused McClinton, he was allowed to go.
Mr. Jaa. H. McVety. was the first
witness for the defense. His evidence
was to the effect that the meeting was
orderly and quiet up to the time the
police appeared. He stated that he
had been In Victoria the week previous, his first intimation of the meeting
on Powell street grounds being a
'phone message he received the morning of the date ot the meeting.
Mr. Jas. McMillan gave evidence to
the same effect.
Witnesses were asked by the prosecution if they had seen anything of a
banner which had been carried through
the streets announcing a free speech
demonstration to be held on the 28th.
Or or a number of dodgers to the same
effect which had been distributed. The
banner and some of the dodgers were
exhibited in court. Witnesses stated
that they had no knowledge of these
things not having been In town.
Other witnesses appeared and tea-
titled that the meeting was perfectly
orderly until disturbed by the police.
Mr. Chas. Bayers stated that he did
not belong to any labor organization
prior to the meeting but the treatment
received there bo educated him that
he afterward Joined the Socialist party.
Mr. Farris, in a brilliant address to
the jury, summed up the case for the
The question Is, said Mr. Farris, are
the police to be the arbiters as to
whether citizens are criminals or not?
It was evident that no unlawful as-
sembly up to the time the police arrived. The deputy chief admitted that
there had been no offense. For offenses under the by-law which the
chief had read the only course was
to summons the offenders and the
maximum penalty was a fine of $100.
But the police desired to arrest par-
ticlpants In the meeting and It was
clear that they had endeavored to convert It Into an unlawful assembly for
that purpose.
No evidence had been submitted
that there had been Inflammatory
speeches or preparations for violence
of any kind.
It had been stated that some of the
accused had shouted "We will fight tor
free speech." To fight in this In-
stance meant to fight constitutionally
In the courts. The men had practically, said: "We believe we are right,
arrest us if you will, snd we will fight
it out in a legal way."
It had been demonstrated that the
deputy chief had no knowledge of the
character of the meeting. His only
reasons for apprehension were his Instructions which he carried in his
One officer had said that whenever
he saw a- large crowd he feared trouble. If that were the case, Vancouver
was to blame for having such a reputation that riots were to be expected
from every large congregation.
Referring to the evidence of Mr.
Merton Smith, he said that gentleman
was clearly biased as he had expressed antagonistic opinions about the
There was absolutely nothing In the
banner or dodgers to cause any reasonable fear ot violence or disorder. They
had merely Invited all lovers of liberty
to a demonstration In favor of free
speech. Could there be said to be
anything criminal In being a "lover
of liberty" or In desiring "free
Under the Indictment there must
have been occasion given for "reasonable" people to fear a riot No evidence bad been submitted by the
Crown showing there to have been
such occasion. No policeman had had
a piece ot akin knocked off or even
received a black eye. None of the
crowd had been armed  with   guns,
knives or even sticks. All the trouble
had emanated from tha police.
At any rata Mr. Pettlplece-had not
gone to tho meeting with any unlawful purpose. He had only desired to
do his beat for the unemployed, a
work In which some of the witnesses
for the Crown might well have been
With a convincing appeal to the Jury
to decide tha cue on Its merits aa
reasonable men and not allow It to be
obscured by obstruse technicalities,
Mr. Farris cloaed one of the moat able
addressee that bas even bees delivered
In this olty on behaU of free speech
and' lta advocates.
He wu followed by Mr. Bird, who
said that the affair had been, no doubt.
Instigated by Interested partial at the
city hall. He pointed out that tha accused had only desired free spaech and
bad thereby broken no law.
Mr. B. D. Taylor K. C, than spoke
on behalf of the Crown, dealing mainly in legal quibbles and making an
Indifferent attempt to prove tha guilt
of tbe prisoners without taking up any
of defendant counsels' points. -
Hta Honor Justice Gregory then
summed up the cue impartially giving
a clear exposition of the legal points
Tbe Jury retired at 6:06 p. m. At
6:80 they were still out and the anxious crowd In the courtroom began to
tear that they would be unable to
agree. At 7.06 p, m. they returned and
Informed the court that they could not
reach an- agreement.
His Honor Inquired If It were not
possible to reach an agreement The
foreman said that if they could see
some of the evidence they might agree.
He wu told that they could hear some
of the evidence read on the particular
points upon which they were confused.
A Juryman then uked if It were
legal for meetings to be held In the
parka and squares.
Hit Honor—Yes, providing they are
conducted in an orderly and peacable
Another Juryman—Was It unlawful
for Pettlplece to go on speaking after
being warned by the chief to desist?
His Honor—Yes, the police are there
to protect the Interests of society and
should be obeyed. Such action would
not however, make Pettlplece or any
of the accused guilty of being members of unlawful usembly.
Thereupon the twelve good men and
true again filed out and returned In
four minutes and a half with the welcome verdict of "not guilty."
Thus ended the good mayor's attempt to make Vancouver a "closed
town" In the matter of opinions.
Babbit  Hill  Correspondent
Writei Trom ParnVi
Potato Patch.
(By the Poor Scotchman.)
The son of William to FhuUaykov-
sky: "Good morning, have you
punched the clock?"
F. to W.: "No; I'm too busy thinking what silly thing I can do today."
Teddy, City.—The managing director is now "at home," and taking him
for all In all, we shall not look upon
his like again—echo !
Typo Union, City,—We were pleas-
edly surprised, at your subscribing tor
more shares. Pleased at your subscribing, but surprised that you did
not demand all your money returned,
after listening to our committee.
Our Sometimes Reader, City.—No;
the mayor you refer to has never been
suspected of possessing enough common sense—or any other kind—to administer a time clock. As for an
alarm clock, he already possesses
Be fair, gentlemen, he fair. Oh, you
John Sully, Fairview—The forensic
hope of the small debts court is again
In town—J. McO.
Martin Welch, Yale.—Is It true,
Martin, that you paid a high tribute
to the efficiency of Constable Dun-
woodle In preserving order? It doesn't
cost so much aa paying a living wage
to the men who have made' your business poasible, or to provide them with
sleeping accommodation that is not
And only seventy-two members of
the provincial police trailing the Indians. No cause to wonder where
that $7,000,000 surplus ot the McBride
government will go. Besides, there's
always safety tn numbers—for some of
It Is not policemen British Columbia needs; it's Intelligence.
F. L. E„ City—Wanted, a hot air
apparatus for the general hospital.
Why not ask Alderman Hepburn to
J. C. W., Anywhere.—At tbe trial ot
R. P. P., et al., in re the charge of
the 62 policemen into the crowd at the
Powell Street grounds on January 28,
Sergeant Munro of Vancouver was
asked If he had been at any of tbe
subsequent meetings. He replied, "No,
not before." As an expression of the
Intelligence of the police commission,
this man is in the right place.
F. H„ City.—Yes; one of the speakers of the "Good" Government League
is reported to have said "that while
Mayor Flndlay was to be regarded as
a much better chief magistrate than
ex-Mayor Taylor, still he had not
lived up to the promises made by him
previous to his election. Hard on
Taylor to be compared with the awful
example who Is now the encumbrance
of the City Hall.
Have I not surprised you, gentlemen? You certainly have. Vancouver
has a reputation next to Tammany
Hall, thanks to you.
"Pity is what the rich pay the poor
for envy."
G. H. P., City.—No more trouble Is
anticipated along the line of construction of the C. N. R., as the policemen
are returning to their homes.
R. M. G., Whonnock, B. C—The Premier Is reported as having said "that
the government of British Columbia
did not have any freak legislation.
Nothing was said about the number
of freak legislators, 'some of whom
should be In the Old Man's Home at
M. J. K„ Punktown, N. R—Quite a
number of people are thinking that
with men like McBride and Flndlay
there should be no need for such advertising bureaus as "Progress" clubB.
P. T. Barnum In his palmy days never
got away with as much sb these two—
and be was some showman, believe
Civic Employees' Union.
The Civic Employees' Union Is
making good progress and promises to
become one of the strongest In the
city. Business Agent Trainer Is putting In two eight-hour shifts a day In
an endeavor to Increase the member*
ship to a point where It will become a
factor In the .ocal movement, An office has been secured In the Labor
Temple, and little la being left undone
to make the new union a success.
Belong to no Union
f|f Our prices tire not controlled by
\l\ any combine. We appreciated the
Jl fact that workingmen never receive any too much for the only
commodity they have to sell, and
believe they are entitled to the
very ,best, at the very lowest
market prices.
Our First Jbnual dnram M
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"Tailor-Fit" garments for men ^re
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biggest tailoring shop In Canada.
Machinery does not take the place
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"Tallor-Fit" garments. Experienced tailors, drawn from shops
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Prices from
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Cowan A Brookhouse.
Cowan & Brookhouse, job printers,
have secured and moved Into premises
In the new Labor Temple and are' tak-
Ing advantage ot the new quarters to
Increase their facilities to meet the
.needs ot a rapidly growing business.
Both members of the firm are still
members of the Typo, .union, and
Harry Cowan has been In Vancouver
since the flood. For years he was connected with the Trades and Labor
Council, and even today, after a few
years' membership in the "Master"
Printers' Board of Trade, it is difficult
to look upon him as anything else than
the same old "Buck." Mr. Brookhouse,
too, Is an ex-delegate from the Typos.
to the central labor body, and Is just as
live a label booster now as ever. Their
new window sign makes a noise like
a hanking Institution and both the
members of the firm look like chicken-
fed capitalists. It's coming to them,
tor they can sure print.
Winnipeg Street Railway Employees.
The wage scale of tbe Street Railway employees of Winnipeg has been
Increased lc per hour to those of three
years or less service, and 3c to those
of three or more years. The rate of
Increase Is 4 per cent, aggregate annual Increase, 19600. It takes effect
Miners Demand Adjustment.
The striking miners at Bellevue,
Alta., have returned to work pending
a revision of the wage scale tn meet
the decreased earnings caused by- the
management forbidding the use of
dvnamlte at the "face."
In the April isBUe of Concord the
official journal of the International
Arbitration and Peace Association,
there appears an article contributed
by the President, entitled "Don't
It contains the following paragraph
which, coming from such a source,
ought to impress Its meaning upon
every "patriotic" minded man who
some day may be a striker against
whom the weapon of military coercion
may be applied.
Steeped In blatant Patriotism, the
great masses of the people are ever
ready to clamour for an army worthy
of the 'glorious traditions' of their
country. The people, all more or less
deprived ot the extra loaf they so
need, are certain to grow wild with
Majublan excitement, when the British
flag Is waved on the stage ot a music
hall, blessed by a Bishop or presented
by a King. It is doubtless a thrilling
experience for a fan afflicted with patriotic Imperialism, but a terribly dangerous one. He Is blindly glorifying
and extolling the mighty army which
Is ever held in readiness to act under
the stern orders of the Civil War
Office, and having sanctioned the methods of force all his life, he must not be
surprised if differences closely affecting his Interests are settled to his
detriment by those methods."
This passage reveals a phase of
militarism not always conspicuously
present in the minds of the working
class. When you open the flood-gates
of your soul at the sight of the flag
and let the Impulse of military passion
Bweep through It and carry you on its
tide to a crazy and barbaric ecstacy,
remember that the day may be near
when you will be hoist with your own
petard. Clamoring for the means of
force, you are forging a weapon that
may some day have the edge turned
towards you.
This article ends with this Injunction: "'Thou shalt not kill.' Don't
shoot your brother at home or
Tom Mann addressed this same advice to the British soldier recently, and
is rewarded with six months In jail.
The International Peace and Arbitration Association Ib composed of members ot a different class to the one
Tom Mann belongs to. That Is the
grand distinction that transmits evil
into good and black into white.—The
Hatters and
T. B. Cuthbertson
845 Hastings W.   630 Granville
61» Hastings W.
Pres, Watters in Eastern Canada.
Jas. Watters, president of the
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada,
recently addressed an audience of
workingmen at Sydney, N. 8., on labor
organization in Canada, and the necessity ot affiliation with the International unions. Labor legislation was dealt
with, and the obligation to watch all
such was impressed. His reference!
to the respective "rights" of capital
and labor met with the disapproval of
the local capitalist press, and must
therefore have been in accordance
with tbe actual situation. Another
speaker, a Mr, MacLennan, appears to
have a correct grasp of the situation,
and Is not atrald to tell unpleasant
truths. He said that men themselves
were responsible for present con-
dltlonB. They were afraid to act. If
It were not for fear of discrimination
agalnBt them by the Steel Company's
officials, the workers of Sydney would
have packed the Lyceum to hear
•'resident Watters.
Up-to-Date Union
Cor, Homer and Hastings Streets
Fted Petty
order a suit come in
and look over our
stock.  Use the label
Nslson Unionists Busy.
Nelson Trades and Labor Council,
although only recently formed, Is not
composed of tenderfeet In the labor
movement. The new Federal Labor
Union and the Building Trades Council have new schedules to negotiate
with their employers, and the Council
seems to be fully alive to what should
be expected of it, by putting it right
up to the latter to give their active
support to the former body's schedule,
as a condition of receiving the support
of the Trades and Labor Council In
securing better conditions In their own
■•rafts. A mass meeting was held on
May 31 by both the Amalgamated and
the Brotherhood of Carpenters, and
the Bricklayers and the Electrical
Workers are also conferring, to decide upon the course to be followed.
I. W. W. Strike.
1-orul members of the Industrial
Workers of the World are issuing a
semi-weekly Strike Bulletin in connec.
tlon with their strike on the Canadian
Northern construction camps. The
strikers are receiving the active support of the unions of the city.
Will Ormolu Company to Take
Over raerationirt and Divide
with B. 0. r. of L.
Last Thursday evening's Trades and
Labor Council meeting was well attended, with President Wilkinson In
the chair and other officers present.
Several new delegates were seated and
a good deal of the session was occupied with routine and internal affairs,
including tbe reports of committees.
The Federatlonist, Ltd.
The executive committee submitted
a recommendation, which was concurred In unanimously, sb the result
of a communication from the B. C
Federation of Labor, authorizing the
Incorporation of a Joint stock-holding
company, to be known as The B. C
Federatlonist, Ltd., for the purpose ot
taking over The Federatlonist. The
capitalization of the company is to be
120,000, divided into 20,000 at $1 eaoh.
In consideration of 1200, to cover the
cost of incorporation and other Incidentals, if accepted/the trustees of the
B. C. Federation of Labor will be allotted 6,000 shares; the trustees of the
Trades and Labor Council to receive a
like number for the name and goodwill
of The Federatlonist; the balance ot
the shares to remain unallotted until
the trustees representing both bodies
decide otherwise, and a plant Installed. The executive were authorized to
appoint its quota of provisional directors and make such other arrange
ments as seem fit and necessary to
wards the organization of the new
Free Speech Defense.
Upon motion the Council unanimously voted S90, together with $60 paid In
by sympathisers, $160 In all, towards
the payment of attorney's fees In connection with the recent trial of Secre
tary Pettipiece and others upon the
charge of "being members of an unlawful assembly" on January 28 last.
Coal Harbor Project.
The Parliamentary Committee was
authorized to send representatives to a
Joint meeting ot the Park Commissioners and the Civic Committee having
in hand the project for the development of the Coal Harbor, to watch
and If possible safeguard the Interests
of wage-workers.
The Chain Gang.
A letter was read from the Police
Commissioners advising the Council
that It was not their Intention to abolish the chain gang or the present arrangement of capturing and working
dads prisoners In what is termed a
provincial jail.
Labor Day Celebration.
The Executive Committee was Instructed to take up the consideration
of celebrating Labor Day in Vancouver
this year.
With reports from unions, the passing of accounts and a general discussion upon the advisability of holding
mass educational meetings later In the
year, the council adjourned at 10:30.
And All That
The Mortar Spot Club held a very successful little affair at the Log Cabin
restaurant the other evening. The hod
and shovel dance, recently devised by
the late Professor John B. A. aroused
general approval.
The Spree Speech Society's function
of Thursday evening was attended by
a large and delighted audience. Mr.
B. Fair, the eminent local authority op
"The Cossack and How to Use Him,"
was in the chair. The program Included many Items ot high artistic merit
by local performers. Mr. Harpee Putty-
grease concluded the entertainment by
standing on his head and declaring,
amid loud applause, that he was satisfied It was the first time he had ever
seen things from the right point of
view. The chairman embraced him as
his long lost brother, and the gathering then dispersed whilst the Inspiring
words of "The Red Jag" were sung to
the tune of the "Dead March in Saul,"
played by a deaf trombone player,
who was the only class conscious member ot the orchestra who remained
Brother Findlayovltch will not receive any more this year—but maybe
next January.
The Auntie Socialist Society's meeting of last week was well attended to
hear Mr. Bralner give his well known
lecture, "Karl Marx and All His Works
as Read Upside Down by Me." The
speaker got his audience going in line
style, but could not get them back In
time for the collection,
Mr. J. W. Whatchummi Is staying
at the "Little Wonder," where he. Is
putting the finishing touches to his
forthcoming book, "The Wage Slave's
Outlook, or Life Seen Thro' the Hole
In a Doughnut—Next Winter."
It Is rumored that the I. W. W. will
hold their next annual convention, on
the Growl Street grounds, with Joe
Martin presiding.
Stereotypers1 Officers Here.
James J. Freel, president of the
International Stereotypers' Union, and
Geo. W. Williams, International secre-
tary, were visitors In Vancouver during the week en route to an Francisco,
where the 1912 convention will meet
this month. Pres. Freel spoke enthusiastically of the outlook for the
Stereotypers generally and throughout
Canada In particular. He was much
impressed with the rapid and substantial growth of Vancouver, and said
many complimentary things concerning the new $276,000 Labor Temple.
Messrs. Freel and Williams left for
the south via Victoria.
Between Ourselves
Live Woman Socialist Speaker.
Lena Morrow Lewis has boen appointed as organizer by the U. S. Socialist .party to proceed to Alaska and
tour that territory in the fight for Socialism. She will be followed by another speaker in the near future. She
was In Vancouver en route last Sunday and spoke to a crowded house at
the Empress Theater In the evening.
McNIven Now a Vancouverlte,
J. D. McNIven, fair wage officer of
the Department of Labor at Ottawa,
and one-time Liberal-Labor member In
the B. C. legislature for the city of
Victoria, is now In Vancouver and will
make his headquarters here, from
which to control the territory west of
Montreal Garment Workers.
Montreal Garment Workers have
nearly 4000 members, divided as follows: Clothing cutters and trimmers,
250; coat pressers, 400; coat and vest
tailors, 1960; pants makers, 600. The
membership Is constantly Increasing.
'Manglemated Progressing.
The Amalgamated Carpenters are
making such progress in organization
in Toronto and district that a district
secretary has been appointed. In northern Ontario unions are being organized all along the line, J. Abrahams
being the organiser.
Bricklayers In Northwest.
F. Butler, executive board officer of
the Bricklayers and Masons, returned
to Winnipeg last week alter a trip to
Reglna and Edmonton, where new
agreements have been negotiated,
If there's a unionist in this province
who works more'consistently for the
sale of Fed. sub. cards than B. D.
Grant, the Brotherhood of Carpenters'
organizer for this district, and secretary of New Westminster Trades and
Labor Council, we want to see the
color of his hair. A few more like him
would make the life of the manager a
bed of roses.
* *   *
Weill Here's that ' weekly we've
been talking about for some months.
How do you like it? It can be made
an eight-page paper as Boon as the
unionists and wage-workers of British
Columbia say so, or evidence a desire
in the concrete form of a year's sub.
.   .   •
Remember this: The subscription
price of The Fed. Ib still $1.00 a year,
outside of the city of Vancouver delivery. In Vancouver City the price
has been raised to $1.25 a year; 62
cents a year of which will go for postage—or delivery by carrier some of
these fine days. The old subscription
price to unions subscribing In a body
was 50 cents per year. Hereafter It
will be 75 cents. The price of sub.
cards still remains at 10 for $7.50;
pay when sold. Better cut this out
and paste it in your hat, for reference.
The advertising rates of The Federatlonist are 50 cents per single column
Inch per Issue; no more and no less
to anybody, no matter what space Is
taken. BUI Smith and J. Plerpont
Morgan will both pay the same rate.
Under no circumstances will "quack"
or "get-rlch-qulck" ads. be accepted.
Nor is there a non-union Arm In Canada with enough money to buy an Inch
of space In The Fed. The only deviation from the above rate Is for union
cards. These will be published at $1
per month, the same rate as hitherto
prevailed. Patronize Fed. advertisers
and tell them why.
* *   *,
The Fed. Is arranging for a circulation campaign during the next few
months. A canvasser will land on
Vancouver Island points in a few days,
and what he will do to the miners will
be made known from week to week.
Let it be understood that The Fed. is
the property ot the unionists of British
Columbia and will seek to cover the
entire province. Some of these autumn days a plant will be Installed and
the groundwork laid for a much-needed
dally. Get in and drill. It's your
fight, too!
* .   •
Correspondents are invited to Bend
The Fed. the labor news of their respective districts or camps; but it
must be brief and to the point. Space
too limited for continued stories. But
if you've got an Idea let's have tt.
Wage-Workers Forum
Men working In the woodworking
factories at Victoria have been active
organizing. A. S. Wells organizer for
tbe Amalgamated Carpenters, has
been assisting them, with the result
that the membership has been almost
doubled. Who said Victoria was
asleep? Vancouver factory workers
should follow the example set by the
Victoria men.
Labor Temple Tobacco Store.
Victor R. Mldgley, for some years
identified with the local labor movement, has decided to break away from
tbe wage game, if possible, by going
"into trade." He has leased one of
the Dunsmuir Btreet entrance stores In
the new Labor Temple and opened up
a neat little cigar, tobacco and news
stand. NeedlesB to say, union-made
products will receive the preference,
and it will be the fault of unionists
themselves If any other brand finds a
The unionists ot Vancouver and the
province generally will be sorry to lose
the active services of Mr. Mldgley In
the ranks he has figured so prominently, but at that he will have the best
wishes of those who know him best.
Drop in and get acquainted with "Vic."
In his new role.   Everybody's doin' it!
Live Convention Now Assured,
Western Canada unionists will be
Interested to know that P. M. Draper,
secretary-treasurer of the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada, Ottawa,
has been elected president ot the
Typographical Union of the Federal
capital city by a vote of 208 to 68, and
also elected as the Typo, delegate to
the Cleveland convention of the I. T.
U, Further Interest will be evidenced
In the tact that James Simpson will
once more be a delegate to the Congress convention, which convenes In
September at Guelph, Ont. As will
also Vice-President Bancroft from Toronto, and last but by no means least,
Samuel L. Landers of Hamilton, who
wiU be on the job once more. Talk
about slaughter to make a Roman holiday!
Amalgamated Society of Carpenters.
Obituary,—Brother "Dick" Milne,
one-time vice-president of No. 6
Branch, died on May 28th, after a very
painful and tedious sickness, which
could not have lasted so long If he
had not been a man with a more
than ordinary share of bright nature
and cheerfulness. Last Saturday a
large number of our members took
him to the quiet place on the hill,
and there left him, with all the feeling
of regret which the passing of his
bright personality has left amongst
us. He was a giant In stature, and
his heart was made to the measure of
his body. He was a good trade-unionist and the movement is the poorer
for his absence.—J. W. W.
F. Perry, Tailor.
Fred. Perry, an old-time member of
the Tailors' Union, who went Into business for himself some years ago, has
moved into quarters In the new
Labor Temple, and Ib already doing a
thriving business. Inasmuch as he has
been a consistent advertiser In The
Fed., and really makes clothes that tit
and wear, at a price that leaves something for suspenders and socks, all, of
course, bearing the union label, there's
no other course open but to boost.
And here's to him. If you get his
measure aa well as he will take yours,
Fred. Perry will be your sartorial
artist ever and anon.   .
Labor Temple for Lethbridge.
Lethbrldge unionists have capitalized a Labor Temple Co. at $100,000.
Tbe building Is to Include provision
for social functions, such as reading-
room, library, poolroom, baths, and an
auditorium with a seating capacity for
■Minna, Aranmosr.
An organization meeting of all men
Interested in the future welfare of the
trade will be held In room 301. Labor
Temple, Dunsmuir street, on Wednesday evening, June 12th, 1918, at eight
All steam, Electrical, Hotatlng Engl-
peers, Steam Shovel, Clam Shell and
Cement Mixers are especially Invited to
Editor B. C. Federatlonist:—As a re-
KSf £*.'"! ""employed demonstrations,
which took place on the Powell Street
Grounds, last January, several well
known and respected citizens weer arranged before Mr, Justice Gregory and
tw?lv? ,°"™ns of Vancouver, charged
with being participants in an unlawful
assembly, and on the evidence submitted,
were acquitted, the Crown having practically no ease, and Mr. Taylor, K. C„
Crown Counsel, Anally adopting the
methods In vogue during the early part
™. , oeJtKr!! amongst the legal
profession, bullying the witnesses and
referring to  them  and  the  acoused as
"■"■"b-, The counsel for the defence with
all the weight of the Statutes of Brit,
lsh Columbia and the Dominion of Canada behind them, had no difficulty in
proving conclusively the lawful nature
™„ r aatherlng of Vancouver working
SiS' Jn consequence of which the eight
men thus tried, were honorably acciult-
%£ It',my?t b5 (resl> !■> "» minds of
the majority of the readers of your
Paper, that a number of others Were ar-
rested at the same meeting, charged In
the Police Courts on the same indict-
ment. These men, for whom ball could
n™'„.bB. Rrac«fed., fired of remaining
amongst the unhealth, nenuseatlng, soul-
destroying, conditions of the VaiTcouver
City Goal, elected for speed trial and
appeared before Judge Mclnnes. Some
of these men have already served the
sentences Imposed, but two ore still Imprisoned, one at New Westminster, the
other at Nanalmo. From the reports
fi~ ,'", th6,,l?™l newspnncrs at tho
time, Judge Mclnnes slated that he Intended to mipnort the police. In face of
this, ono Is Inclined to think that the
sentences Imposed were not In accord
with the merits of the case.
We consider that Judge Mclnnes exceeded the limits of his dignified posl-
ton, In allowing his personal convic
tlons to Interfere with the course of
Justice. At any rate, It has now been
placed on Supreme Court records that
the demonstration was a lawful assembly, and that the men who took part
therein, according to the words of Mr.
Justice Gregory Tilmselr, had a perfect
right to be there.
We therefore wish to give the citizens of Vancouver, an opportunity of
expressing their sentiments regarding
this grow miscarriage of Justice.
A protest in writing Is to be forwarded to the Minister of Justice at Ottawa,
requesting the immediate release of the
two men aforementioned, nnd any citizen wishing to endorse the same, can do
so by leaving their name and address
at the Socialist Headquarters, 213 Hastings St. E„  (second floor.)
Thanking you in anticipation for publishing this letter, we remain,
Yours sincerely,
P.S.—Anyone desiring further Information concerning the above matter,
can have same by calling at above mentioned address.
Vancouver, B.C., June 5th, 1912.
Machinists' Union.
Although on strike for two years
for the eight-hour day, the machinists are still In the ring.
At the last meeting much favorable
comment was heard regarding the
quarters in the new building, Presl.
dent Thomson referring In fitting
terms to the subject. Considering the
membership, the machinists are the
heaviest shareholders as a union In
the Labor Temple Company, and In
order to retain that position, decided
to take another substantial portion of
the shares, It being understood that
the price was about to be advanced.
A resolution was also passed commending the Board of Directors for
the success that had crowned their
efforts to Bupply a better meeting
place for the unions and the general
sentiment was that Vancouver now
has the best tabor Temple in America.
Rigg, Permanent Secretary.
R. A. Rigg of the Bookbinders'
Union has been elected permanent
secretary of Winnipeg Trades and
Labor Council, at a salary of $100 per
month. His entire time will be devoted to the duties of that office and
of business agent of the labor movement in Winnipeg.
'■Nationalism" Flnled Out.
The last remnant of the national
trade union movement in Ottawa is
said to number 120 printers, all employed In the government printing bureau,
Mldgley's Cigar Store, in the Labor
Temple, makes a specialty of union-
made goods. It's up to the union men
of Vancouver to remember those who
remember union-made products. Is
everybody doin' it?
Mayor Flndlay can thank his stars
there is no recall system In vogue in
Union Men, Support
Your Own Principles
fl When you buy your suits
from us you are doing so. We
employ union workmen only.
4 In dealing with us you are
helping yourself in another way,
because you are assured of the
FIT and the MOST UP-TO-
Nineteen Children
once remarked that he saw no
merit In the saying, "Keeping
everlastingly at It brings success." Perhaps not. Some Ideas
run to large families—others run
to dollars and cents. Here's something for the latter kind to think
There are 460 printers In Vancouver. Printers get 926 to |33
per week. Saturday comes and
these men have over $10,00(1 to
spend. They spend It with the ■
merchant that patronise them.
Don't you wont a share of this?
Demand the printers' label on all
your work and you will bo on the
road to getting your share of
3 Special Suit
For The Week-end Selling
This price includes
regular $15,00 to
$16.50   suits   in
tweeds and worsteds; sizes range from
34 to 42.
64 P AA This $15.00 lot in
\n I eludes  all   lonely
eJIIUaUU sui(s  wllicl>   8old
* regnlarlw   up   to
$22.50. There is a large variety in
the medium and darker Brinies in
tweeds and worsteds; sizes up to 44.
6 *1 "I   P t% At  this   price all
lh I  f    Til broken lines o'mens
J) I I iftJw 8">ts   which  sold
" regularly   up    to
$28.50; very neat and dressy suits. A
large variety of oolorings in fine
tweeds and worsteds; sizes 34 to 44,
Also Union-Made Shirts, Gloves
J. N. Harvey
125-127 Hastings Street West
Visit Our New House *M
Furnishing Department
Q Housefurnishing buyers will find it to their great advantage to spend
some time in this new department looking over our lines of household
necessities. We are showing the most complete assortment in enamel-
ware, tinware, aluminumware, woodenware, wire goods, crockery,
kitchen utensils and kitchen furniture, and olier
Best Values at the Lowest Possible Prices
<J The Markets have yielded us their best — for kitchen, pantry and
laundry. We cordially invite you to inspect our goods
Between Abbott and Carrall
"Best Three Dollar Hat on Earth"
Richardson & Potts
417 Granville Street, Phone 3822
Office Open Evenings
Hours 9 to 8
Bank gf Ottawa Building
Cor. Seymour and Hastings
Dealers in *
Stoves and Metals
Stove Castings and Repairs Kept
in stock
138 Cordova St. East
■n-i"T ',; ,,,=_ss—=ai___BBsma
E. T. Kingsley
"Tho shop where progressive thought is
merged with the
Ten Federationist Sub. Cards for $7.50
Week End Trips
Every worklngman needs rest and change. It's true he can't
take a winter trip to Southern California or an extended trip
to the resorts in the rookies, but he should, as for as his time
and money permits, get away from the city from time to time
for a day or so, taking his family for a pleasant outing
It is to meet the workingman's case that the B. C. E. R. Co. has
arranged (or week-end trips, at reduced rates, over the Fraser
Valley division of its lines during the summer. Special tickets on
sale Saturday and Sunday, good to return Monday.
Round Trip from Vancouver is only $2.80
Trains leave Carrall Street station at 8:30 a.m.; 1:15 and 5
p.m.   Trains returning from Chilliwack are so timed that the
•  round trip may be made in a day with a stopover of several hours


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