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Fourth Year, No. 71.
•VANCOUVER, B. 0.,;SAtURI)AY, AUGUST 17, 1912.
$1.00 A
The executive board of District 6 of.
the Western Federation ot Miners [
have made up their minds to go' after
some amendments to the Provincial
Elections Act, and the sub-committee,
Messrs. Percy W. Johnson, Chas. F.
McMillan and Wm. M. Bennett, of Sandon local, have sent out the following elrcular to affiliated unions, with
a request that the membership take
up tbe question and assist tbe executive ln securing the much-needed
changes: ;
Much discussion In this local, and
some practical experience In political
campaigning, has brought us to the
conclusion that there exists ln the
present Provincial Elections Act many
detects and some Injustices, tbat lt
would be to the benefit of, not only
the labor unions, but the electorate of
tbe province as a whole, to have remedied. '
To Initiate a province-wide movement for the purpose of securing such
amendments as are deemed advisable
a special committee was appointed by
this union to make such recommendations as In their opinion would be
most effective ln securing for this
matter the attention that It deserves.
The committee recommended that
this local union' present for the con
slderatlon of the executive board ot
District No. 6 the following amendments to the Provincial Elections Act,
and suggest that the District be asked
to circulate the same amongst the local unions of the Western Federation
of Miners In the province for amenda-
tlon and discussion, the ultimate object being that the perfected amendments should, through the medium ot
the British Columbia Federation of
Labor, be circulated ai a petition to
the provincial legislature over the signatures of ss many residents of the
province as lt is possible to secure.
Tbe following are ln general terms
the amendments suggested by tbe local committee:
(1) That at least two calendar
months shall Intervene between the
dissolution of parliament and the date
ot election.
It has been justly maintained that
frequently the date let tor elections
follows so closely upon dissolution
that Intelligent examination and discussion of the Issues presented to the
people by the government seeking reelection is hindered. In ordinary Justice no political party should object to
assisting ln a full and free Investlga.
tlon of policies that may mean so
much to the country In which even Its
humblest cltlsen has estate.
(2) That a special court of revision
shall be held on the first day of the
second calendar month following dissolution. The sole function of this
court being to place on the Voters'
list—subject to the limitations provided In the' present' Act—the nanref]
ot all persons resident in the riding,
who are entitled to the franchise.
If It' Is fit and proper to allow certain men the full rights of citizenship,
then it is logically, aB (it and proper to
make the power to' exercise, these
rights as accessible as Is* aumanly
possible. To lose the elective privilege under the-present regulations is
easy. To obtain and retain lt fre:
quently approaches the Impossible for
that large section of tbe community
whose economic position compels
them to travel from place to place ln
search of employment. As the law
now stands, six' months' residence In
the province Is necessary before a
cltlsen can make, application tor registration and such application must be
made sixty days before the sitting of
the courts of revision, whloh are held
early Mn May and November of each
year.   Thus a citizen from even a
neighboring province can be as much
as thirteen months In British Columbia before he can get hla name on the
voters' list.
(3) That a list of the names added
to the; voters' list by every court ot
revision shall be prepared by the registrar and be accessible to the public not utter than* ten days after the
cloBlng ot every court ot revision.
Under existing procedure the names
added to the voters' list by courts of
revision are not accessible to the general public, except through the courtesy of the registrar, or. Immediately
preceding an election. From the closing of one election till the calling of
another there Is no Way of ascertaining who Is on the list or who Is stricken from the list except, by attending
the sittings of the court. TO make
proposed amendment No. 2 effective,
authentic information as to the composition of the voters' list must be
readily and publicly available.
(4) That the registrar of voters
shali forthwith acknowledge the receipt of every application to be placed
on the voters' list.
At present an application for registration may be lost or overlooked and
an elector, otherwise qualified be unaware of his position until it Is too
late to remedy the error. In this event
such a receipt as that suggested ln
amendment No. 4 would be valuable
evidence In support of hla claim that
he should receive the special certificate referred to In the succeeding
(5) If, through Inadvertence, the
name ot a qualified elector has been
omitted from the voters' list, the registrar shall issue to such elector a certificate, which certificate shall entitle
such elector to vote at any polling subdivision in his riding. Such vote to be
recorded on what is known as a tendered ballot paper, and his certificate
to be surrendered to the deputy returning officer at the polling station
where the vote Is cast.
If through an error for which he Is
ln no wise responsible, an elector Is
deprived of the franchise, lt Is only
common Justice that provision should
be made In some form to right the
In conclusion the committee say:
"We have had under consideration
the American system of registration,
and also a series of amendments proposed In the local house by J. H. Hawthornthwalte, to the effect that a citizen's right to the franchise should accompany his person, ln tbe same manner as his union card establishes his
standing with the labor, union Into
whose Jurisdiction be comes.
"Whilst the special committee recognised that either of these systems
of registration would be preferable to
the amendments', herein suggested,
they were .convinced that lt would be
Impossible to procure their passage,
through the present provincial legislature, partly because of their revolutionary nature and partly because the
signatories to j a petition asking for
radical amendments would not be
nearly so numerous as would be the
case in the present instance, where a
direct appeal Is made to a citizen's
sense of justice and fair play.
"The farmer, merchant or professional man whose geographical position Ib usually more stable than that
of the wage-worker, and who. are fairly
well served by.the present act, would
more readily support the amendments
suggested by this committee than they
would were lt proposed to seek the adoption of the American plan, or the
passage of the' Hawthornthwalte
amendments.' Without the assistance
of the business section of the province at present, the passage of any
amendments Is a very doubtful quan-
When in Doubt
Fa* Rate by
NOT only are they
Canadian manufacture, but they are union
made, and no union
man should wear any
other kind.
The fact tbat they
are union made proves
that they are well
made, and the name
"Peabody" Is your quality guarantee.
Price.- $1.25
COMPARE THEM—Note the fit, yardage, number of
pockets, finish, eto. There's no other overalls that can
hold a candle with them for good values. .
LOOK AT THE JACKETS—They are equally good. Note
the gauntlet cuffs, and the uniform band collar, and then
you'll be satisfied there's only one good jacket, that's the
.one made by Peabody.
Hudson's Bay Stores
at. a. nam ..
Beoordimr   Seoratery   Local  STo.   less.
Hatted Brotherhood of Carpenters aad
Ietnere ot Sew Westminster, B. 0.
tlty, and on the principle that 'half a
loaf Is better than no bread,' this committee believes that It Is better to ask
for wbat we have a reasonable chance
of securing than to court almost Inevitable defeat with more radical proposals,
"One of the methods of promoting
this campaign, canvassed by the committee, was that of sending the proposed amendments direct from this local to Messrs. Williams and Place, but
since it has been claimed by Premier
McBride and his colleagues—and not
without plausibility—that these members only represent a very small portion of the working men of the province, It is suggested by this committee
that our position would be stronger lt
backed by a petition that originated
with tbe electors of the province, without reference to economic position or
political affiliation."
Bricklayers May Line Up.
It Is more than probable that the
Bricklayers' and Masons' International
union will vote to affiliate with the
American Federation ot Labor this
month, though three times previously
tha proposal, was turned down by the
membership.   But times are changing.
National Board Member Perring-
ton to Confer Witt District
28 Executive; Board.
Robert Foster, presldsnt of District
28, U. M. W. of A„ Nanalmo, and National. Board' Member, David Irvine,
were In Vancouver this week on official business.        '
They report that the Chinese strikers at Ladysmlth are back at work,
and the white strike-breakers were'
fired by the coal company ss soon as
the settlement was reached. I
Organization work proceeds apace
In all this coal cstSpsfat Vancouver
Island, and the U. M. W. of A. membership will soon embrace practically,
all the men employed tin and about
the mines.
National Board Member Frank For-
rlngton Will arrive here about Sept. 1
to confer with the District board.
A convention of the rowers' representatives will be held and the de-
mends of the mlnen formulated for
presentation to. the various companies
operating on the island. .
Mr, Ferrlngton will be here as the
personal representative of President1
White and will be' vested with full
authority to see the millers through
any situation caused try the action of
District 28. ■;'.,;
, ,-...'.  i
Hoqulam Labor Day Speaker.
Chas. Perry Taylor, Taooma, Wash.,
secretary ot the State Federation of
Labor, who visited this city last week,
will deliver the Labor Day oration at
Hoqulam, WaBh.
Vancouver unionists and their
friends will hold a mSBS-picnlo
and sports on Labor Day, Monday, Sept- 2, at-Hastings Park,
to be concluded With a dance ln
the evening at the grounds.
Tbe Musicians' Union's brass
band will render music in tbe
afternoon and an orchestra will
provide music for the dance.
Dels. Pipes and Burgess of
the- central labor body, are busy
arranging details for the day's
No parade will be held.
It Is rather to be a" real old-
time picnic, giving wage-workers, their wives and families an
opportunity to get acquainted,
with sports and pastimes tor the
children and those who desire to
feel young again.
The admission has been fixed
at the nominal sum of, 10 cents,
to cover expenses of music, etc.
Many prizes have been contributed by local merchants for
the sporting events, and it Is the
aim of the Labor Day Committee to make the occasion one of
the biggest and best lAOoi' Days
ever pulled' 6ft ln Vancouver.
fissures! sleet Tauosvtr Treats
Sayan1 Union.
Labor Temple Affairs.
In three, months the Labor Temple
Company has been shle, In addition to
operating expenses and the securing
ot equipment necessary to tbe oper-i
atlon of a large building, to pay offl
over 14,000 indebtedness ln connection'
with the erection of the building Itself.
The ability ot the board of directors
to do this has Inclined them to the
belief that the affairs ot the company
sre now in excellent shape and that
an Increase In tbe price of shares Is
In order. Hence tbe decision to raise
tbe price from ft.00 to 11.60 on October 1st, In making this Increase tbe
Board evidently feels that the earlier
shareholders are entitled to receive
more consideration than those who
come ln after October, although all
who subscribe before that date will
be on the same basis as those who
have had their money tied up without
return for the past two years.
There are still a considerable number of organizations unrepresented
among tbe shareholders and a still
I larger number of Individual members
who have not shown any Interest in
the project. All of these have the
chance to do so until October 1st after
which date they will be required to
pay 50 per cent, .to. be represented.
Ten annual sub. cards for 17.50;
pay when sold.   Order ten today.
Organizer Wilkinson Fraternizes
With Carmen and Rubs Shoulders with Coal-diggers,
J. W. Wilkinson reports that matters in trade union circles in and
around Cranbrcok are very quiet.
However, a meeting of about fifty of
the local members attended a meeting
In tbe Carmen's hall on Wednesday,
August 7th.
The Carmen of Cranbrook have a
three years' agreement with the C.P.R.
which has still two years to run, the
agreement, not the C.P.R., for that
will go on for—well, one never knows.
Now that the carmen have the agreement they are continually complaining
because the C.P.R. Is Jumping it at
every chance, and from all tbat can
be learned this Is true of the Carmen's
conditions right across the continent.
Those who are in close touch say that
matters are working up to a climax,
and that trouble Is brewing, which
may break out at any time.
Org. Wilkinson was in Hosmer on
Sunday afternoon, Aug. 11, and spoke
to one of the biggest meetings of coal
miners that has ever gathered there.
On Sunday night, Aug. 11, he addressed a mass meeting ot all workers In the Grand theatre on behalf of
the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada. The bouse was packed, and the
audience listened Intently for an hour
and a half whilst Wilkinson dealt with
the reasons for the existence of the
Congress, its past work and future
possibilities. Special reference was
made to the Kruz case and the action
of the Congress lu assisting the miners
to appeal that case to the extent of
?t,e00 was sufficient to prove to the
miners that they had nothing to lose
by affiliation with thatMiody.
J. W. Bennett, of blessed and glorious memory,, as an old Socialist fighter, was ln the chair.
At Coal Creek a good meeting was
held, but not so good as would have
been tbe cnso if tbe miners bad not
nearly all been Idle, aa they have been
since the strike.
Since the strike the miners around
Fernle have only been working two or
three days a week and wallowing ln
McBride's "prosperity."
Street Railway Employees.
Vancouver Division, No. 101, of the
Street Railway Employees' Association, with a membership well on to
1,000, has voted to send two delegates
to the Congress convention, opening
at Ouelph on Sept. 9. Six nominees
have been placed ln the field, Messrs.
F. A. Hoover, W, H. Cottrell, Frank
Halgh, J. E. Griffin, W. H. Mlllman
and B. O. Davles. Election' will take
place by referendum vote during the
coming week.
One of Winnipeg Tralsa and Labor Conn-
cU'a Quota at Fortheominf Congress,
Ouelph Convention.
Rpyal City Unionists Smoke.
NeW Westminster Trades and Labor
Council held a. smoking concert last
evening, and succeeded In raising a
tidy sum towardB defraying the expenses of a delegate to the Ouelph
convention of the Trades and Labor
Congress of Canada, Del, Cameron
may take advantage of the trip to go
over to llie Old Country on a visit to
his old home.
Will  Also  Insist  on  Minimum
Wage of $3 for Unskilled
NELSON, B. C, Aug. 13.—J. W.
Wilkinson, western organizer of the
TradeB and Labor Congress of Can-
ada, addressed a large open meeting
of all workers here during tbe past
week and says conditions here are
better, from a trade union point ofj
view, than any town he had yet visited.
He also held meetings at Ymlr,
Rossland, Trail and Klmberly, Including locals of District No. 6 of the
Western Federation of Miners.
The. miners are considering thi
question of attempting to raise the
minimum rate of wages of all members of tbelr District to $3.00 per day.
This Is already paid In the mines,
but large numbers of unskilled men
working round mills and smelters are
not getting more than $2.50 per day,
and the miners waul, to see the wages
ot these men raised to that paid to
scavengers ln the cities of Vancouver
aad Victoria.
The miners will go after a $4 per
I ay wage, a raise of four bits.
President Moycr has officially sanctioned the District Board's action, and
the demand will be made In due
When this agitation reaches a head
It Is not Impossible that the miners
may seek the appointment of a federal
arbitration board, under the Industrial
Disputes and Investigation Act,
If they do, and if they have by that
time affiliated with the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada, the prestige and Influence which the Congress
bus acquired during its 28 years' existence at Ottawa, will be exercised on
•.heir behalf.
Edmonton, Alta., unionists will hold
no parade on Labor Day, confining the
programme to sportB and addresses.
Miners'   Thorough  Organization
Causes Nanalmo Authorities to
Prohibit Street Meeting!.
NANAIMO, B. C, Aug. 16.—Organization still making rapid headway ln
all camps. Quite a large number of
men joined last Saturday, which was
payday ln Nanalmo.
Oueside meetings havo been held
dally on the corner of Commercial St.
and Bastion St., beside the bank, and
these hsve had the result of stirring
up men and getting them to Join, last
Saturday the police Informed the
speakers that no more meetings would
be allowed. The Salvation Army Is
also to be shut down. Evidently tho
coal companies are getting alarmed at
the spread of organization among the
• CUMBERLAND, V. I„ Aug. 11-1
James Dunsmuir waa once referred to
by J; H. Hawthornthwalte as *a human hyena." The trouble tbe'miners
here are having Is with one ot bis nappies, a Mr. Clinton'. One of the miners, mentioned ln The Fed. two' weeks
ago as being Incapacitated (or lite
through an accident, has again approached His Highness concerning his
compensation of $10 per week. Hitherto Mr. Clinton bad suggested to the
claimant that he withdraw bis olaim
from the Miners' Union snd that he
would; pay htm providing be did so.
The injured miner, now somewhat suspicious of the cashier, asked bim If he
would guarantee bis compensation providing he did withdraw his claim trom
the union. Mr. Clinton wanted to know'
lt he could not trust bim. The claimant asked Mr. Clinton now could ha
trust htm in view ot what he had read
in The Federatlonist concerning bis
treatment ot Mrs. Logan. Tbat finished the interview. Mr. Clinton, too,
had read The Fed.'s report of tbe case
In question and concluded a furious
list of adjectives by lamenting that
this wss the thanks he had received
for betas; the worUasmsn's friend ail
the years be had been employed by
the company. The injured miner withdrew, ln order that the temper ot Mr.
Clinton might be given a chance to
subside. But he returned again on
Aug. I to press for bis compensation.
This time be wss presented with a
nicely fllled-ln form to sign, surrender
Ing sll claims placed against the Canadian Colliery Co, Ltd, hy tbe union;;
In fact there waa nothing left to be
done by tbe claimant but "place his
name on the dotted line. Here again
the miner balked. He asked Mr. Clinton to sign an agreement that would
ensure him the $10 a week. And te
demonstrate hla friendship tor ths
working class, Mr. Clinton told the
victim of the cost company that It he
could not trust him without signing
any papers he could go to hell,
thus endeth the third chapter.
Another compensation case that
should be referred to, briefly, Is tbat
of Mrs. Brusky, widow ot tbe miner
killed shout the middle of July last
Two or three days after the funeral of
her husband, Mr. Clinton telephoned
Mrs. Brusky, who lived at No. 7, to
come down to Cumberland to see the
company's lawyer regarding her compensation. An easy settlement for tbe
company seemed probable, as the dependent was of "foreign" extraction,
and not much acquainted with law and
order as she is writ In British Colum-I
bia. But Mrs. Brusky surprised the)
lawyer by refusing to go Into details'
with him, or accept the measly $$46
tendered her on behalf ot the i—*
pany. Funny stories, cajolment
otner methods peculiar to lawyers In
such cases having failed, Mr. Clinton
took a hand In tha game, but, like thai
compsny's lawyer, failed to swim"
the woman out ot what was jas
hers. The offer wu then raised
$600, with the statement that wss as
far as the company would go.
And so tbe trouble over compensation continues.
A recent experienced traveller who
visited this camp a few days ago, remarked to a friend: "... I nave
been through all the mining camps in
the United States and Canada, but In
all my travels I never saw so many
people with their arms ln slings and
walking around on crutches as I have
seen ln Cumberland."
By Mae,
Tho Grout anil Only  Wild   Man   Was
Imam to ray, "Aye Imu tiuili h Hilar
must work at sum hlim ov yob."
A wall from the Wild Asteu Woman,
Buy! sum „• y„nH,i guys, Kol mo u CUP
o eoltoo.   I'm near siArveii,
Heard at tho Cliuroll It™.
tun nml:—
Hungry Quest—Hl'liiKilu'auinjHil'luin'.
HuiiKiy QueBt~«Wliutclingot?
Waitress—Uin-nun. BeofstowansauB-
Hungry Quost—Lotoinouinarufinlii',
Wnltt'uHH—Gotclin.   OaitswaypleasOi
Little Willie—Popper, can wo go In nn'
see tho Cimy House?
Pnuti—linii:   We've sot imp nt home.
Tho high cost of living WAS brought
rather forcibly to tlu> iitti'iitloit ol n
young man who, with four Indy companions, being Ullnblo in iilitulii Hunt* In
any of the restnurnntH, tlitiuitlil Ibey
would patronize one of the niindwloli
booths.   Kaeli member or tho piii'tv u-iis
glvun a half-baked bun, in tho oentl f
which reclined one red-hot, nnd n cup ol'
so-culled coffee, tho propel- mum) ol' mum-
being diehwntcr. It goes without Having tlint none ol' the party pttrtoolt very
heartily of this sort of fnt'e. Tin- (Minnie
was leeched, however, when Hie IIIkIi-
wny Hobbor that owned the booth told
the young man his hill wns lour doltiii'*.
Title sort of extortion Is not going to do
the ICxhlbltlnn tiny good. The ciunmlx-
slonora should take hood to tho fact that
any concessionaire resorting to practices
of this sort should have his concession
cancelled nnd be Iminodhll'/ly escorted
out of the grounds. All of the grafters
are not living ln New York.
Why? Oh, why, will doting mothers
garb their pretty daughters of tender
years like a drspcil figure of Hiippho mill
permit them to visit the Kxhlbltlon
grounds, English Hay and Stanley park,
and stay out to most unseemly hours
unchapcroned, and In the company of
people of whose acquaintance she has
not the slightest knowledge? If this
article meets the eye of some of those
doting mothers they might .lump at Ihe
conclusion that the writer is a crusty
old bachelor, soured on the world, who
has to ocoupy the extreme rear scats.
Nothing of the kind, my deal- miularn;
far from It. The writer Is a man-led
man, with sisters of his own, am! I sincerely trust that somo of these fond
mothers will lake heed nnd overrulo tho
whims of tbelr girls nnd take them out
of the spotlight and atmosphere Hint Is
unhealthy for their tender years.
"Send Rats" After Raise.
One thousand foundry workers in
Buffalo, N. Y, are on strike for an Increase of 25 cents per day, and a nine-
hour day.
The federal board of Investigation, appointed by the Department of Labor to Inquire Into
tbe dispute between the Britannia Mining t Smelting Co.
aud Britannia Miners' union, hss
been In session during the week.
At the suggestion of Chairman
Harvey an adjournment was
made to allow of a possible settlement between the disputants
"out of court." George Heatherton, representative of the miners,
reels confident that the secretary of the union will be permitted to visit tbe mines, a concession that makes possible
some compromise on other
points luvolvel. It Is expected
that tbe report of the board will
be ready to forward to Ottawa
by the end of the mouth.
Some time ago the general sisneswr
expressed wonderment as lo why wtdte
men would not stay at Coaksriesat,
and conceded that "something meet be
wrong." A good many of tbe ssmeta -
stay only because tbey have to.
But with organtsaUon aad ther*.
fore the power to sashe a eolleetltw
protest, tbe miners bene to ckeafe ties
working oondlUoas, aad saeare es>
forcement of the Workmen's Coaessv
aatlon Act aad the Goal Mtaee Mas-
latlonsAct All of wUeh proves that
we must have an Industrial sraaalsa
tlon to back up what we are able tt
secure politically. The two organisations must go head ln band. And li
the suggestion tbat the B. C. Federation of Labor, at Its next oonvsathss,
give political expression to the do
mands of Its affiliated membership w
carried out lt will receive tbe hearty
support end cooperation ot the sslaers
In this district.
Reports, of  Unions btmslag
Peatur* of ui iathwulto
...    W*tat.
VANCOUVML Aug. If. — Reenter
meeting Trades aad   Labor   OsssksB
convened this evening at * o*ektek.
President Kavanagh in the .chair aad
other oBoers present. ,
• Minutes ot previous moating real
sad adopted.
Clgarmakers—Nlles Nugent,
Moving Picture Operators — J, 1.
. Bartenders International—J. Clary.
J. B. and U. ot A, Local No. lit—
511 Cliff, vice M. alick; A. James, Woo
K. Kiitrldge.
Electrical Workers.'No. llt-Meson.
Dolk, Mortenson, Wsskowtts, Brock
and McDonald.
Cooke—Hans Busk.
Credentials received sat delegates
Unions Net Represented,
Sign Writers, Builders' Laborers,
Commercial Telegraphers, Brotherhood of Carpenters, North Vancouver;
Upholsterers, Walters, Bhlaclsrs.ltafs
Employees, Garment Workers, Mien
Makers.  Stone. Cattets,  _
Lathers,   Glass    Workers,
Workers, BoUermakers, Babsts, Bartenders.
Mfoirrt or coMMirrm
Regular meeting of the executive
committee convened Wednesday evening, Aug. 14, in Ubor Temple, at t
o'clock, Free. Kavanagh presKteg.
Present:— Dels. Pipes, rtssi$ts|l.
Beasley, McMillan, KavanajtlB
chatrtr'llsasw Wd the secretary'
Cosanrnobsatioo reoelVed tress Ajteer
Paine, see. No. 617, U. B. of <* * J.,
Vaaeouver, ln re organiser. Wed.
The following accounts wore recommended for payment: Klllam A Beck,
cost and fees, on Incorporation of B. C.
Federatlonist, Ltd., $160; B. T. Kings-
ley, receipt forms for Labor Day
sports, $.25, 6,000 tickets, $9.00; W. W.
Lefeaux, typewriting, Labor Day committee, $5.60; B. C. Telephone Co.,
Ltd., excess 'phone rent, $1,40; J. C
Bishop, framing pictures, $8.15; R. P.
Pettlplece, (or J. W. Wilkinson, advance expenses as delegate to Congress, $100; Vancouver Exhibition Association, grounds tor Labor Day, $10.
Ubor Day Committee,
Del. Burgess reported tbat some
$$00 worth ot prises had been donated
for the Labor Day celebration at Hast.
Ings Park. Five thousand tickets had"
been Issued and a goodly portion had
already been sold. Every promise of
the pkmlo and sports being a success.
Union Musicians' bsnd bad been secured for the day. Asked all unionists
to boost  Received.
Parliamentary Committee.
Del. Pipes of the Parliamentary committee reported that 26 lelegates had
attended their last meeting. New
delegates seated trom Amalgamated
Carpenters' and Tailors' unions.'
Recommended that where no labor
temples existed unionists make an effort to secure public schools aa a
meeting place.   Concurrence,
Recommended that the practice ot
payment of wages by cheque be placed
before the proposed provincial royal
commission, with a view to having
legislative amendments made compelling employers to pay wages In
cash.   Concurrence.
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It Ib frequently asserted that a rise
In wages Is always offset by a corresponding rise In prices. In other words,
should a body of workmen secure
higher wages In any industry, the products of tbat industry would be Immediately quoted at a higher figure, and
the workers, as purchasers, would
have to hand over what they bad Be-
cured as vendors, remaining stationary
in so far as their condition was concerned.
The Western Clarion, our socialist
contemporary, bas recently joined with
other surface economists In spreading
this Idea. We find the following ln
its editorial columns:
"We are Just ln receipt of notice
from the paper houses of a pronounced advance In the price of paper. The
reason given la that the labor cost of
production has been Increased because
ot a rise In wages. It Ib now up to
the printing establishments to advance
the price of their product ln corresponding ratio, and thus pass the Increased labor cost on to the consumer
of printed matter. If this, consumer
happens to be a business man or concern, tbey In turn must pass It along
to tbelr customers. The ultimate consumer of the necessaries ot life, will,
In the last analysis, be called upon to
foot the bill. As the workers, the real
wealth producers, constitute the vast
majority of the consumers, the Increased labor cost of production owing
to, the rise In wages referred to, will
be made good chiefly trom the pockets
ot the members of tbe working class.
Once the vicious circle of advancing
prices has been completed, the relative
positions occupied by the working
class and the master class resumes
the status existing before tbe rise ln
wages occurred. It has merely been
another case of 'Pass It along to dear
out Dad,' and 'Dear old Dad' Is the
working class ln this Instance."
As a matter of fact, any oae with
even a passing acquaintance with business methods knows that no concern
will arbitrarily raise Its prices at the
expense of its volume of business. A
large trade at low prices, with plant
working to full capacity, Is better than
a small output at high prices. A cheapening ot production is desirable in that
a cheapening of the product may. result.
This makes tt sppear at first glance,
that higher wages must result tn higher prloes. To the contrary, however,
It bos been discovered that an Increase
of wages actually results ln cheaper
production. Many manufacturers now
realise that well-fed workers are more
productive and therefore cheaper than
poorly fed ones, while It is well
known that higher wages may be offset by the introduction of labor-saving
devices. ,
To the credit ot the Clarion, it
points out that wages, In the long run,
merely approximate the cost of the
workers' maintenance. This level,
however, Is only maintained by a constant struggle on the part ot the wage-
earners with the buyers of labor-
power. Even a cursory examination
of the history of prices and wages,
would show thst a rise In prices always precedes a general demand for
higher wages. During the past few
rears prices of commodities have risen
much faster than wages, which Is responsible for tbe widespread "labor
unrest" now exciting the capitalist
While agreeing that wages, on the
average, mean merely the necessaries
of life for the worker, we should be
careful to keep clearly In mind the
proper sequence of their fluctuations,
as to keep wages at this level necessitates a conscious effort on the part ot
those most Interested.
Hamilton Labor News: "There are
Some defeats more triumphant than
victories."   Sammy ought to know.
The policy ot organized labor ln
Western Canada is largely what corporate employers have compelled lt to
Capitalist newspaper—a medium
used to keep facts from the working
class.—The People.
It may prove just aB easy to take
the Canadian navy out of politics as
to take politics out ot tbe navy.
The "heathen" Turks are so sore
because Christian Italy has not been
able to provide them with a decent
scrap that they have started to fight
one another to keep' warmed up.
"How many times social problems
center about the necessity of rousing
man from a state of 'obedience' which
has led him to be exploited and
brutalized!'"—Maria Montessorl.
If you smoke union cigars, you help
giving employment to clgarmakers,
working under decent conditions. If
you smoke scab cigars, you help enslave your fellow men. Look for the
blue label when you buy cigars.
The new university to be built at
Point Grey has been made a part of
the provincial government machinery,
with not even a representative ot Labor on the board of control, to give lt
an air of respectability.
With the assistance of the modern
dally press the workers of Canada can
at least read of the splendid time of lt
federal ministers are having In the
Old Country this year "Imperlalizlng"
us. In this respect the sensation will
not be unlike most of the good things
the working class indulge in.
The loss of one millionaire's life
as the result of a joy-ride, at Toronto,
Is made the subject of a column telegraphic story ln the daily press. The
loss ot 98 coal miners' lives the same
day, through violation of the law respecting exits, calls for a ten-line
squib on an inside page. Yet there
are working men who cannot see the
necessity tor a labor press.
Mayor Fitzgerald ot Boston says
the way to solve the high cost of living Is to do "as the French in Montreal do, eat the waste and refuse."
The trouble Is, the "problem" doesn't
appear the same to everybody. The
French may be perfectly happy In
Montreal, but to a great many of us
the question will never be settled until
we can stop eating waste and refuse.
If hunger alone would produce a
revolution there should be a busy time
by now ln India. Organization and
tbe dissemination of knowledge among
the working class will produce better
results. Once the workers become
aware ot what ails tbem they will
make short shift of a system of property ownership that compels them to
beg the owners for an opportunity to
earn their own wages and payment
for the privilege.
It all the Industrial accidents of any
one day on the American continent
could be staged before the workers
flrst hand the cries of the victims
would cause a revolution over night.
Industry Is operated for profit, there
Ib no other consideration. And there
will be none other, so long as the
means ot life are used as an Instrument with which to rob the workers
of more than half of their product
■every night the whistle blows.
The Right Reverend Lawrence Frederick Devalues Blair, Bishop of the
Falkland Islands, threatens to resign
unless the Anglican church comes
through with 1500,000 for mission
work. The sum of (30,570 was offered
him. Let him quit his Job. The people of England should look after their
own needy ones in preference to savages who are better off In this world's
goods than the majority ln Great Britain.
"Across the line" they will commiserate with Canadians because the
latter are ruled by "one man," a king.
It Is Interesting to know that one
man, President Tait, has vetoed two
dozen measures passed by the "people's representatives" during the past
three years, while the royal preroga-
of veto "has not been used in England
land for a couple ot hundred yean.
"What to do with native races" Is a
question ln New Zealand and Australia. It seems that the natives of
New Guinea are quite able to provide
themselves with, an easy living and
therefore refuse to work for the varl-
en the strike in question almost justified the experiment. If the scheme
were generally annexed lt might cause
the respectable lady charity surface-
skimmers to cut out the time-worn
custom of aristocratic begging. Civic
authorities couldn't very well stop unionists without Interfering with some
of their own hangers-on.
The Conservative Association of
Proctor, B. C, will hold a Labor Day
celebration at that point. There will
be boat races, athletic sports and Bide
shows. Doubtless tbe Conservatives
are justified ln celebrating what tbey
have done to Labor for tbe past few
years. But what a kind, open-hearted,
happy-go-lucky chap the B. C. worker
is. He Joins right ln and celebrates
along with the bunch tbat has been
kicking him from behind for some
time. Incidentally he pays for the
celebration. What he will- get in tbe
aide shows for his money will be exactly what he gets for his vote—stung.
He'll do lt again, however, that's
where he can be depended upon.
Phil Obermeyer, who edits the labor
page of the Hamilton Herald,'has had
much to say of late of- what he terms
"organizers" for the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada. The quotation of "organizers" Is somewhat ambiguous. The emphasis given to tbe
number of organizers employed by the
Congress might be construed to mean
an objection to the personnel, rather
than to the evident growth of the Congress. Perhaps Mr. Obermeyer will
favor us with an elucidation as to what
Is the matter, anyway, and, Incidentally, BUggest a better policy tor the Congress. A constructive Idea or two Is
always helpful.
"We do not know of any labor organ,
lzatlon that ever attempted to solve
the problem ot tbe unemployed," says
the Ladies' Garment Worker. Other
than the fact tbat tbe shortening ot
the workday has undoubtedly divided
up the jobs the statement is too true.
It is also the reason for the growing
number of socialists within the ranks
or organized labor who can see the
necesBlty of the workers owning
things collectively wblch are used collectively. .Experience showa that it Is
the owner of the job who has the
powers of state behind him. Hence
the growing desire to seize the powers of state tor the purpose of changing the present form of property ownership, so that the hours of labor can
be reduced sufficiently to "divide up"
the work.
Speaking of French-Canadians, the
Tizer says that "neither In Quebec
nor New England have they been in
the habit of haggling employers." The
morning sheet also adds that "the Dominion government officers would like
to bring the French-Canadian exiles
home again and prefer that they shall
come west and go on the land." This
is genuine old-party sophistry. Tbe
organs of tbe Federal government in
the past almost unitedly villlfled and
declared that Quebecers were a traitorous and disloyal lot. The real motive of veto has not been used ln Eng-
they are now "loyal and do not baggie
tbelr employers," Is that the big Inter-
ests want the land colonized with
strike-breakers and cheap labor,
Chinks in this province receive better
wages than the skilled tradeB are paid
at Quebec, wheee capitalists work
band In hand with the church to keep
labor ln perpetual servitude. The
Trades and -Labor Congress should
take up this emigration question ot
Eastern Canada.
From various capitalist sources
comes the assurance that the cost of
living will never be cheaper, and that
the tendency of prices will be ever upward. Then, the tendency of capital
ism will be ever toward self-destruction. Labor's present unrest Is direct
ly attributable to the decline ln the
purchasing power of wages due to
ever-mounting prices. With an Increase
ln the latter will come an increase ln
the former. Capitalism will flnd lt Increasingly difficult to combat the general strikes of labor due to the general Increase In the cost of living. At
the same time labor will learn the
necessity of ending capitalism by taking over production itself for Itself.
This process Is now bolng enacted before our very eyes; lt Is ho dream.—
So long as the workers leave the
law-making powers of the state in the
hands of the executive committee of
the employing class Just so long may
they expect to get whalloped by special
police and militiamen . ln times of
strike, and "Justice" as administered
by the same class. Truly the workers
get what they vote for.
The flag-waving loyalists who own
Cards inserted for $1.00 a Month
Meeta in annual convention ln January. Executive oncers, 1012-13: Presi.
dent, J. w. Wilkinson; vice-presidents,
gco. A. Burt, B. D. Grant, J. H. McVety
?• ?• Pettlplece, J, RobertB^C. Slverta
£• J'.T,??1SJi «ec.-treaa„ V.Tl. Mldgley
Box 1195. Vancouver.
Meets flrat and third Thursdays.
Executive board: 3. Kavanagh, president;
John McMillan, vice-president; R. P.
Pettlplece, secretary; Jas, Campbell.
treasurer; A. Beasley, statistician: 3. H
Y, sera*
:; J. W.
Wilkinson, trustee.
-every Monday.   President, P. Sabin;
vice-president,   Jas.   Bitcan;   secretary.
John McMillan, Labor Temple.
D. 7;M8.etBJ"i0Sn,i Monday ln month.
President. E, Jarman; vice-president
George Mowat; aeeretary, A R England;
r. \j. nox 66.
« Dlreotora: Fred A. Hoover, J. H.
McVety, James Brown, Edward Lothian,
James Campbell, 3. W. Wllklnaon, H. P
Pettlplece, John McMillan Murdock McKensle. Managing director, J. H. Mo-
Vety. Room IU, W-MSs.
c "SSte™ i.*"? Joiners—Room JOS.
Sey. 29M. Business asent Jf. A. rfey
office hours, 8 to > am. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Secretary of management committee,
Wm. Manson, S28 Raymlir avenue
Branches meet every Tuaaday and Wednesday In Room 802.
tlonera' Local No. 46—
Meets aecond and fourth
Saturdays, 7:S0 p.m. President, 3. Klnnalrd; corresponding aeeretary, w.
' " Room 220, Labor
*"-•   P. Robin.
, .   .,   Rogers,
Temple;  financial secretary,
first and third Wednesdays, 8:90 p.m.
P'MlJent. C. E. Herritt; recording mi
detary, Geo. W. Isaacs: secretary-bust-
nstfe,etTsnetV°2.?'6.BUrki,lrt' "9 Abl>°"
BARl'BNDERS'   LEAGUE   NO.    178—
-..i.,SKt,,.i.*S,i«,aa' "il"1 Sunday? of
eaoh month, 7:80 p. m., Room 806. Preai-
dent, Walter Laurie; secretary, A. Mae-
and Joiners, Local No. 617—Meets
Monday of eaoh week, 8 p.m. Executive
committee masts ovary Friday, 8 p.m.
President, A. Richmond: recording secretary, A. Paine;. financial secretary, L.
H. Burnham. Room 304.   Sey. 1360.
,.„.aI1?.Joln!r% ,S<™Mi Vancouver No.
1208—Meeta Aabe'a ball, ilat and Fraser
Ave.,, every Friday. 8 p.m. President
WraA..S?.1",rt,.0,U. recording, secretary, B.
T. Phillips, Colllng-wood East: Bnancia,
secretary, J. A. Dickenson, South Vancouver P. O.; treasurer, Robert Lindsay,
Cedar Cottage. '
—Meets every Tuesday, 8 p,m., Room
Haslett; corres-
307.   Preaident, James
ponding secretary, W. _
53;   flnanolal   aeeretary,  F.   R.  Brown;
business  agent,  W.  8.  Dagnall,  Room
216.   Bey. 8799.
_pagn'ali, "Box
and Iron Ship Builders and Helpers
      "   •   i No. 194—
Pfesidentr F.Baroiay^sii'cprdova East:
of America, Vancouver Lodge No. 194-
Meets flrst and third Mon
President, F. Barclay, 868 0    _ „    ^
secretary, A. Fraser, 1161 Howe Street
Meets first Tuesday each month, 8
p.m. President, Robert J. Craig; aeeretary, J. C. Peuser, Kurls Cigar Factory;
treasurer, 8. W. Johnson.
To the cheerful Idiot who Insists
that "lt was always this way and it
always will be" the cable news of the
merger ot the chief steamship companies operating on the Great Lakes
will comb'sis 'somewhat of a rude
Almost as rapidly as the Incorporation and other preliminaries can take
place one trust after another Is being
completed in Canada these days,
until such matters are no longer cause
for surprise or even thought.
The combined capital of the latest
merger, in which Canada, like other
countries, is concerned, is two million
pounds, one-sixth of which Ib held by
Messrs.   Furness, Withy & Co.
Negotiations are also being conducted with a view to "acquiring"—get
that?—several smaller concerns.
These big corporations are sure doing good service for the workers.
They are doing for them what the
workers have been unable to have
done for themselveB—organize Industry.
As soon as Plerpont nnd his colleagues throughout the industrial
world get the Job about roady a little
careful law-making and enforcing on
the part ot the working class will do
the rest.
Let the good work of organization
go on.     '
It's great.
"The best time to settle strikes Is
before they begin."
Many an union card reposes peacefully ln the pocket of scab-made over,
Everybody's doin' It! Doin' what?
Subscribing for the B, C, Federatlonist.
ous companies which follow in the divine wake of the missionaries, looking for easy money. Nobody ever
seems to think that the best thing to
do with natives Is to allow them to
mind their own peaceful business.
The United States congress Is 36,000
bills behind. It is estimated that as
25,000 of these have never been considered, It will take several years of
continuous sessions to catch up. What
a pity they haven't adopted the British Columbia system. McBride and
chorus could handle that legislation in
35,000 seconds, or about sixteen days
of six hours each. Some additional
time would have to be allowed for
members to catch up with their "ayes,"
but not more than a day or two at
A number of alleged "labor" papers
coming to hand just now contain flaring advertisements for old-party candidates for political office. Just how
In blazes a labor press can light the
industrial battles of the wage-workers
about eight months a year and then
boost for representatives of tbe same
employers they have been fighting the
other four months Is beyond comprehension. Be It said to the credit of
the organized labor movement ln Canada most ot the "labor" papers referred to come from the land where
the elephant-jackass-bull moose menagerie thrlveth.
Hon. Rupert Guinness, M. P., and
Lord Onslow will hunt In British Columbia next month, Mr. Guinness
wants to place all over the agricultural districts of Western Canada
young men who have been trained on
his farm at Woking. He Is a tory
blue and should have his own way
with the federal and provincial governments, from which authorities he,
will negotiate tor land. The duke-
and-lord bunch belong to the great
Barnlcle family of the old sod and
should stay at 'ome and. work up their
own vacant lands.
Chicago unionists have adopted the
"tag day" tactics now ao common In
every industrial center, ln aid of strikers, with amasing results. Not only
did the union sympathizers get a
bunch of money, but the publicity glv-
, the canneries of the. Pacific coast have
ousted the white fishermen from the
industry and now employ little else but
cheap Oriental labor. The ■ federal
government runs hatcheries at no cost
to the cannery owners, ln order that
the supply of salmon may be replenished from year to year. The Introduction of the trap system and modern
machinery has made It possible to can
the largest possible amount of fish for
the least possible outlay. And so far
as British Columbia Is concerned the
fishing Industry means no more to
those who buy fish than If the Industry were located In Japan or China.
Locally, some change is anticipated
with the completion of a big cold storage plant on the coast and the opening
of a plant near Prince Rupert, having
a capacity of 70,000 cubic feet, when
lt Is promised by the new management
none but white labor and Indians will
be employed. But Inasmuch bb competition tor jobs and a ready
tlon for Jobs and a ready Oriental mar-
Oriental market for the product will fix the selling price of
both jobs anr flsh the prospects seem none too rosy for such a
consummation. The mistake on the
part of British Columbians was made
some years ago when they, by their
votes, elected law-makers who turned
the fishing resources of the province
over first to Individuals, later absorbed
by a tew big corporations. Fish, like
coal, should be the private property
of no man or set nf men; but socially
owned and Individually enjoyed.
Another "Victory" for Hungerford,
Robert Hungerford, rewarded some
years ago for his faithful service to
the Conservative government ln Ontario, by being appointed as a factory
inspector, has recently caught a place
as an officer of the International Factory Inspectors' Association, At the
Winnipeg convention of the Trades
and Labor Congress of Canada, Mr.
Hungerford was a delegate. He Indignantly demanded at that time that
a western delegate be expelled from
tbe floor of the Congress for suggesting that he was a government office-
seeker. A few weeks later he received
his present billet. And thus, In the
opinion of Samuel L. Landers, another
glorious "victory" for Labor was won.
British Columbia Division, C. P. System, Division No. 1—Meeta 10:30 a.m.
third Sunday ln month, Room 204. Local
chairman, J. F. Campbell, Box 482, Vancouver. Local sec-treas., A. T. Oberg,
Box 432, or 1003 Burrard atreet
213.—Meeta Room 801, every Monday
8 p. m. President, W. P. Carr; vice-president, Fred Fuller; recording secretary,
A. A. McDonald, 5 Lome street east; financial secretary, Harvey Sauder; treasurer, H. H. Free; press secretary, Arthur Rhodes; business agent, H, A.
JoneB, Room 207, Labor Temple.
The Man Who Puts Wear Before
Style in His Shaes    ~"~
is apt to get the advantage of a moderate
price instead of a high One, provided he
chooses his store right. A man would be
well advised to come here and see these
shoes we have just unpacked.   They are
not deficient in good looks but their chief
interest lies in the fact that each pair can say "I am solid leather
and made to give good service."
$2.35 for men's box calf bluchers with standard screwed snd
sewn soles, leather lined, broad, easy last.
93.00 for men's velour calf bluchers with stout sewn soles.
$3.00 for Men's Russia calf bluchers with sewn soles.
Boy's Box Cslf Bluchers; Soljd wesr, suitable for everyday or best.
Sizes 1 to 6 for $1.65       Sizes 11 to It for $1.35
Sizes 8 to 10 1-2 for $1.00
David SpenCer, Ltd.
Campbell's Clothing
 is honest clothing
IT Btands for real valne in quality of cloth, trim-
■mings and workmanship—and is guaranteed to
keep its shape.
JuBt take a look at your own,  Does it fit on the
shoulders and around the collar!   Has it held its
proper shape in front 1   That is where Campbell's
Clothing stands in a class by itself. Let ns'show yon,
PkoTuKfif'o flfc Campbell Clothing Man
VnaiUDer S 23 Hastings Street East
Our Boy's
When buying a suit for the boy
remember we are agents for
"Lion Brand"
They are Suits that will hold
red-blooded athletib boys, at
a prioe that will hold the attention of thrifty-minded
Clubb (ft Stewart
When You Do Drink Beer
Union JWtL *Ale
MADE   __W£L     AND
Jfcerl^fsB^) Porter
^fe>» Of America  rQxr
. 621 (Inside Hen)—Meet every Friday Room 205 8 p.m. President S. 8.
Duff; recording secretary, L. R, Salmon;
treasurer ami .business asent, F. L. Eat-
lnghauaen. Room 202.   Sey. 2348.
Meets second and fourth Tuesdays
of each month. President, J. Fox; vice,
president Wm. Thompson; financial secretary, Wm. Worton; secretary, A. O.
Hettler, 425 Dufferln atreet Telephone,
Fairmont 1288.
ASSOCIATION, No. 28 x 52—Meeta
every Friday evening, Water street, between Cambie and Abbott President B.
Hughes; secretary, T, Nixon, 740 Powell
ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:16 p.m.
President, Robt. Thompson; recording
secretary J. Brookes; financial aeeretary,
J. H. MoVety.   Bey. 8880,
. Decorators', Local 138—Meet every
Thursday, 7:80 p.m. President H. Murry: financial secretary, F. J. Harris,
1668 Robson St.; recording secretarv,
Skene Thompson, Sub P. O. No. 8, Box 3;
business agent W. J. Nagle.	
- ?Jery Tuesday, 8 p.m., Room 221.
President, T. :Burkes; secretary, Mike
Knelling, 882 Richards street.
uejx     uninu     »univrJtfB ,     1AHJAL,
No. 280—Meeta every Thursday, 7:80
p.m., Room 802, President, H. Spear:
recording secretary, Jaa. Jamleson, 921
tvvu.u.MB   oBv.c.nvj,   una,   umiiienun,   021
Drake  atreet;   financial   secretary,   Ed,
Branch—Meets aecond and fourth
Tuesdays, 8 p.m. President, Fred Rumble; corresponding secretary. James Ray-
burn; flananclal aeeretary, Wm. Jardlne,
Employees. Pioneer Division No. 101
—Meets Labor Temple, aecond and
fourth Wednesdays at 2:45 p.m. and flrst
and third Wednesdays, 8 p.m. President
H. Sehofleld; recording secretary, .il"
bert V. Lofting, Box 18, City Heights
P.O.; financial secretary, Fred A. Hoover,
2409 Clark drive.
178—Meetings held flrat Friday In
each month, 8 p.m. President, H. Nord-
land; secretary, W. W. Hocken, P.O. Box
508; flnanolal aeeretary, L. Wakley, Box
TILE LAYERS' AND HELPERS', Local No. 62—Meeta flrat and third
Wednesdays each month, 8 p.m. President R. Neville; secretary, P. O. Hoeuke,
Suite 2, 1202 Woodland drive.	
Meeta last Sunday each month, 2:80
p.m. Preaident, W. S. Armstrong; vice-
president. G. W. Palmer; secretary-treasurer, R, H. Neelands, P.O. Box II.
Imperial Wine
54 Cordova Street West
Phone Sey. 956
Direct Importers of
Twinkle Scotch
Goods Delivered Free te sll
parts of the city
Look at the Label
t] It is not a Jaeger Shirt unless it bears the name. Because of its lasting quality and
distinot style of fabrio and
colorings, the JAEGER shirt
has become immensely
T. B. Cuthbertson
345 Hastings W.  ISO Granville
lit Hastings W.
Building Hardware, General
Hardware, Tools for the Carpenter, Cement Worker, Machinist, Plasterer, Bricklayer
Lawn   Mowers,   Rakes
Spades and Hose and all
requisites to make your
home neat and tidy
1 Hsstings Street West
Phone Seymour 614
Simonds Saw
We would Remind You the
Simonds Saw is ihe Bert Saw
that can be Made
Sola AaeeU lor Vanceurer
111 Hastings »t. W.
Phone Seymour 204
See thst il is drawn from a keg bearing
this label
Nineteen Children
once remarked that he saw no
merit tn the saying, "Keeping
everlastingly at it brings sue-
coms." Perhaps not. Some ldenn.
run to large families—others run
• to dollfu-H and cents'. Here's something tor the latter hind to think
There are 460 printers In Vancouver. Printers get 925 to 133
per week. Saturday comes and
these men have over $10,000 to
spend, They spend It with the
merchant that patronize them.
Don't you want a share of thief
Demand the printers' label on all
your work and you will be on the
road to getting your share of
their business.   ' .
The Home ol High-Clan
Where Everybody Goes
Sec that this Label is Sewed
in the Pockets
«J It Stands (or sll thst Union:
Labor Stands (or.
Fted Petty
order a suit come in
and look over our
stock. Use the label
Dealers in
Stoves and Metals
TOOLS "OUR .,-!,
Stove CtutJn^s and Repairs Kept
in stock        :'■'■ :,'
138 Cordova St. East,
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 rockies, but he should, ss 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 plesssnt outing
It is to meet the workingmsn's esse that the B. C. E, R. Co. has
arranged (or week-end trips, at reduced rates, over ihe Fraser
Valley division of its lines during the summer. Special tickets on
tale Saturday and Sunday, good to return Monday.
Trains leave Carrall Street station al 8:30 a.m.; 12:15 and 5
p.m.  Trains returning from ChilHwack are so, timed that die ., >
round trip may be made in a day with a stopover of several hours ' ■>")
Come and View New Af-
* ivals in Women's Tailored
Advaaoa fan atrial an sow
oa Olaylajr la tha Suit Depart,
meat attar new features eie
to he founa. The silts an
rather varied In striae, ooate
favoruw thf SS ens JH-taeh
laacth. Tha baltad etrle la
muoh la avldanoa aad the out-
awar atttl salts stow, beta*
eeneelsUvfooa for taU, slsndir
aAree. Ae eMrts ntata fie
atraifht Una aSaot ana whan
pleats en lntndima. Tha
width of aUrts has not id-tared
materially, bat no skirts are
worn from one to two Incase
loafer. AU tha now matarlala
an to be found, bat tha rib-
bad waavas an aovelUes ta the
heavier fasrloa. They eomo In
Whip oorda ladford oorda and
heavy oordad oheviote. All
diagonal. All dlatonal weaves
an good and man* an to be
found ln tha homaapuna as wan
aa tha hardar anrfaoad matarlala, m colon navy afain loads
but tabaoco aad seal brown i
waU thoufht of, and the
twaada show a oombinatlon. of
several colors.
$30, $35, $40, $45] , S |, UPTO$65.CrO
tofcim Erpiialp, llfotttrt.
575 Granville Street       Vancouoer, B. C.
Honest and Artistic
The most scientific and
Open  from   9   a. m.   to 5 p. m.
Office Open Evenings
Hours 9 to 8
Bank tt Ottawa Building
Cor. Seymour and Hastings
Cor. Carrall and Cordova
100 HEADm
Light and Heavy Horses
646 Hornby St.     Phone Sey. 7&3
Ask Tow Barber for
That delightfully refreshing after
ahave cream,    _
1. 0. BABBBBS IVm.1 00.
Wholesale and BataU.
■   mono Seymour 4401
Berry Bros. I
Agents for Cleveland Cycles,
"Tha Bicycle with tha Bcputatlon"
Full line of accessories
Repairs promptly executed
SIS MAITUiaS it. -
stone gsymonr 7B0S
, 1.
137 Cordova Street W.
Basement Hotel Cordova
Maria Monk    $ .60
The White Slave Traffic... .26'
What all Married People
Should Know  2.00
The People's Bookstore
152 Cordova W.
That is Different
We Print ihe B. G Federationist
Cowan & Brookhouse
High-Class Commercial
and Publication Printers
£. T. Kingsley
Labor Temple. Entrance on Homei Si.
British Columbia Land
Splendid opportunihei in Mixed Farming, Dairying
'*'... Stock and Poultry
British Columbia Grants Pre-emptions of
160 Acres to Actual Settlers at
TERMS: Residence on the land (or at least
two years; improvements lo the extent of $2.50
per acre; payment of $40 at the end of two
years, and the balance of $160 (i.e. $120) in
3 annual instalments of $40, with interest at 6%
For Further Information Apply to
Deputy Minister of Lands, Victoria, B. G.
Secretary, Bureau of Provincial Information, Victoria
Can now, be Supplied in Certain Portions
of the City
Use Stave Lake Power
and Reduce Expenses
Office: 602-610 Carter-Cotton Bldg.
Vancouver, B.C,        Pnorie; Seymour 4770 P,0. Box 1418
"We Want More of Our '
Product, and Then More''
(Vancouver Tile Layers'Union)
This Is one of the best known stook
phrases of the president of the A. F,
It Is also a very effective blindfold
tor the organised iabor movement; not
Only In America, but practically In all
countries where trade unionism Is In
The wage received by the worker
has no connection with the.product
of the 'worker, save this—the wage
paid to the worker Is remitted from
the proceeds of the sale Of the worker's product.  :.-.-_-,.. .       , j.
The wsge of the worker Is determined solely by the cost ot reproducing his special kind of labor power,
regulated by the supply of that kind
of labor power, which may be offered
for sale,
The phrase above Quoted Is either
a deliberate misstatement or Is uttered in Ignorance of the workings of the
present system, The object of organ,
lsed labor Is, and always has been, to
endeavor to Increase the value ot the
labor power, by raising the standard
of livina.
Even had the price paid for labor
power a direct connection with the
product of the-same, lt would be a
waste of time for the workers to attempt to secure more.of the value of
that product while the present system
Is In existence,
The fsct thst for practically every
worker who has access to the machinery of production; there Is another
waiting for a chance to take his place,
compels ihe worker who Is employed
to work at his full capacity ln order
that he may retain possession ot that
employment. .■»•'
Not Only Is it Impossible for the
wsge worker to obtain mote of the
value of his product, it Is also Impossible tor him to keep the "value of his.
labor power at Its present standard.
< The Constant Improvements In machinery, together with the consequent
Increase In the amount of unsold labor
power In the market, tends to force
down the value of that commodity.
Labor power is a commodity which
must be reproduced, whether It Is sold
or not., The only,way ln which lt can
be reproduced Is by the possessor of
that commodity gaining access to the
means of life and In an overstocked
market that Is only possible by selling
that commodity at, a tower value than
his competitors.
. The fate of those who are unable tb
sell their labor power, or selling it do
not receive Its value, can be gleaned
trom the records of the police courts
anl the houses In the segregated districts.
, A variation Is the workers who, being endowed with more than the ordinary amount of physical energy, work
at an Intense speed, and thus act as
a machine Inasmuch as by the intensification of their productive powers,
they displace other human labor power and thus cheapen production.
As there Is no Identity of Interest
between employers and employee, one
being the buyer and the other the
seller, so is there he identity ot interest between sellers of labor power In
the labor market.
The Interests of the workers as a
class are Identical.
The interests of the workers as individual sellers of labor power, on the
lnlustrlal held, are not Identical, but
are diametrically opposed.
It Is to the Interest of the workei
who has no Job to gain possession of
the job possessed by the worker who
has one, In order that he may continue to exist. The gain to one Is a
loss to the other.    .
The only movement ln which the
Interests of the workers are identical,
Is the revolutionary movement, having
for Its object the overthrow of the existing system, the abolition of wage
slavery and the inauguration of social
production for social use.
See, Taylor's Impressions.
Charles Perry Taylor, secretary of
Washington State Federation of Labor,
a recent visitor in Vancouver, is reported by the Belllngham Journal, in
"While up north I visited New Westminster a few hours, spent some time
at Vancouver, a few more hours at
Mission Junction, all ln British Columbia, and a few days at Sumas, In Washington. In the cities and towns of
the province times seem to be lively,
especially ln Vancouver. In this ctty
the labor people have a temple that
surpasses anything of the kind I ever
saw in our country.- It Is a four-story
office building,' worth over $200,000.
In It all the different unions have
offces "and halls are plentifully supplied, The building Is entirely modern ln construction and stands on a
corner In the heart ot the city. The
secretary of the Labor Temple company said the Income from the rentals
ef the floor at the street, stores and
offices rented to private firms, met
all expenses of operation, etc. I obtained a photograph of the structure
and intend to exhibit the picture with
my illustrated union label lecture, In
order to show union men of Washington how our British Columbia cousins have surpassed us ln Labor Temple building"
G.T.P. Strike.
A. O. Morse, Box 91F„ Prince Rupert,
B.C., seoretary. o)[' the Grand Trunk
Pacific strike committee, advises The
Federatlpnlst that so far the contractors have found li practically Impossible to secure non-unionists to replace the strikers, tbanns to active
picketing and .publiolty given the
strike by the labor press to the south.
An official Inspection of the construe,
tlon camps, has' demonstrated that the
conditions were even worse than stated by the strikers, and_ as a result
some very radical.changes have, been
made In the one hospital along the
whole length of construction—bedspreads snd pillow cases have made
their appearance, Incidentally, however, the food has been somewhat Improved upon. Until the trouble Is finally adjusted Job-seekers are advised
to "stay away," despite the rosy yarns
spun by employment Bharks.
Brandon's Organisation Wave.
An organization wave seems to have
struck Brandon, jlan., with less disastrous results than the Reglna cyclone,
though some of the employers think
differently, The Plumbers, Printers,
Tailors and others have taken out
charters and there Is a general revival among existing trades. The
central labor body will send W. Taylor tp the Guelph Congress convention,
white W. H. Head has been elected si
one of the Canadian District representatives to the Amalgamated Society of
Carpenters and' Joiners. Labor Day is
to be royally celebrated, and things
generally have taken a change for the
better from a wage-worker's point of
It has been pointed out by President
O'Connor of the International Longshoremen's Association, that prhir to
.the completion of the Panama Canal
It will be obligatory upon the association to adopt a policy In keeping
with the change! conditions the opening of the canal will bring about. The
members of the Gulf and Pacific
Coasts will be more affected than
those in other sections ot the country.
John Keant president of the Pacific
Coast district, hss clearly demonstrated that the workers of that section
are alive to the situation!. He says:
"The completion of the Panama canal
opens up the question of what our attitude should be towards the longshore
unions situated on the Gulf ot Mejlco,
the Atlantic coast, Europe and Australia. The Hawaiian islands will also
become an Important port of call for
vessels trading to the Orient The
treaty regulations of all nations should
be Investigated as to what they contain relative to the subjeet of crews of
foreign steamships lolng longshore
work. Also the custom of shipping
extra men at ports of call where labor
is cheap, to work cargo ln American
J. A, Madsen, secretary of the Pacific Coast district of the International
Longshoremen's Association, discussing future trade regulations of. the
Panama canal, recommends thst the
delegates to the next convention of
the I. L. A. call a conference of the
Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Coast delegates tor the purpose of perfecting arrangements whereby a proposition for
mutual protection can be drawn up
and submitted to the membership for
their approval. No time should be lost
ln this all Important subject, because
we will need a olose Working agreement for the three above mentioned
districts, ln order to hold our own at
the opening of the Panama canal. Our
delegates ought to be instructed to do
everything In their power to bring
about a practical understanding or
agreement with the. European longshoremen, because we will likely be
called upon to protect our membership
against any unusually large increase
In Pacific Coast Immigration."
Wage*Workers' Forum
Editor B.C. Federatlonist:—The Intimation that the B. C. Federation of
Labor might, at Its next convention,
decide to go into the arena as a poll'
tlcal party representing the workers,
is one that requires serious consideration on the part of those who are looking forward to the freeing of the working class from the economic conditions
which press so heavily up on the members of that class.
The only party which could be formed out of the Federation .would be one
on the lines of the Independent Labor
Party of Great Britain, and every
worker who Is conscious of his class
knows what a-great support that party
has been to the ruling class, and how
great an obstacle ln the path leading
to the workers' emancipation.
The membership of the Federation
Is no farther advanced ln economic Intelligence than were the Trade unionists of Great Britain when they formed
the I. L, P.
No political organisation can represent the working class which does not
draw a clear line of demarcation between the classes, and which works for
any object save that ot the overthrow
of the present system and the abolition
of wage slavery.
Any party which, while posing as
representing the workers, advocates
the seeking of reforms under the existing system, does not represent the
real interests of the working class, hut
Is, In fact, an enemy to their interests,
inasmuch as lt blinds the workers to
the real issue.
et lt be understood, the ruling class
may, and do, fight against granting
pallatlves to the workers In the shape
of petty reforms, not because they do
not understand that these reforms are
to their own self Interest, but because
that by putting up an apparently stout
resistance, and then acceding to the
workers' demands, the workers are deluded Into thinking they have gained
a victory, whereas they have been but
fighting a losing battle, and have gained nothing but what the capitalist system itself makes Imperative should be
granted in order that the system Itself
be preserved.
In order to have a real working class
platform It would be necessary for the
■Federation to adopt that of the Socialist Party of Canada.
There is no need, for any more working class parties ln this or any other
If the members of the Federation are
class conscious, the party Is already in
the field and we need no other! If
they are not class conscious their political action Is of no benefit to themselves or to their class.
Personally, I can but repeat what
one more able than I has said — no
compromise with the ruling class.
A striker, just down from the G. T.
P., has confided to The Federatlonist
that recent experiences have taught
him that political action is just as necessary as Industrial organization, If
the workers are to succeed In their
demands. At present, he avers, that
sixty days before the recent strike the
provincial government had arms and
Special police on the job, at no cost
to the railway contractors, to ensure
"protection" for those whose necessities have compelled to accept the
bosses' terms. He says further, that
If It were not for the bullying and
cowing tactlcB of the police the strikers would have no difficulty in securing at least as good treatment as Is
accorded the four-legged live stock
used by the contractors.
Lethbrldge Labor League.
A Union Label   League   has   been
formed at Lethbrldge, Alta.
Even Less.
Man wants but little here below,
It Ib a fact, and yet.
If he is but a working man
That's more than he can get.
Debs at Seattle, 8ept. 1.
Eugene V. Debs will speak at Seattle
on Sunday, Sept, 1. Several Van-
couverltes will go down to hear the
veteran prlsldentlal candidate of the
Socialist party.
Federatlonlsts Shareholders to Meet.
The flrst general meeting of shareholders of the B, C. Federatlonist,
Limited, will be held at the registered
office of the company, corner of Homer
and Dunsmuir streets, on Wednesday
evening, August 21 at 8 o'clock.
The Way of Progress
By J. W. Bennett
The all important thing In establishing -the co-operative commonwealth ln
the first Place is to have the desire.
Without the will we accomplish nothing.
Progress In mechanical development
has gone on until the machinery of
Industry is so large snd Intricate and
Powerful that lt om Involved1 snd over
whelmed.us. The doubters who si-
ways object to a new method,, who did
not believe that many of our wonderful contrivances were possible, find
their very existence threstened. ■ So
we hare all come to be Involved In a
net work of stupendous productive
machinery, against which we are unable to compete, and over which we
have ho control. It hss become a social question, Intimately related to the
lives of all who suiter by the consequences. It Is a cause.necessitating
the awakening of social consciousness,
on.penalty of national degeneracy.
We are face to face with the. social
qusstlon. Who shall reap the reward,
private individuals, or society aa a
In the matter of social reconstruction we have the fully developed thinkers far In advance of the mass: also
Individuals In all stages ol social understanding. The problem Is to raise
the social average of Intelligence high
enough to utilise the social productive
powers ln the Interest ot society. This
involves thinking. Of course I do not
mean that we have to think out Intricate problems. I do not believe the
majority of us would ever become'
great geniuses, but we have got ,to get
enough grey matter ln action to Ind
the shortest road to the dally bread
question. This is the question that
should, and will, Invoke vigorous determined action as necessity grows
Individual Initiative is an excellent
quality properly directed, anl we have
let the smart fellows go on Inventing
and building machinery, and the
greedy ones owning it sll, until our
country hss become a colossal Industrial plant without a directing manager. The different parts have been run-'
ning in opposition to the whole. The
individual is at war with society.
Now, what prevents us from deriving benefit from the operation of all
these huge industrial Inventions that
have connected and united the necessities and interests of all?
Clearly nothing but,a small number
of powerful parasites' known as capitalists, easily removed with a small
dose of political common sense. They
are the obstacles which act like an
automatic air brake on the wheels ot
Industry. Once we are rid ot these obstacles, our nation wide Industrial.machine will run smoothly. The various,
parts will begin to reciprocate and harmonise.
1 The function ot this parasite Is to
absorb about three-fourths ot everything produced. It habit and previous
education make us have a desire to
give to an already over-supplied capitalist three-fourths of the results of
bur labor, then lt Is evident our mental capacity needs fixing ln the interest of society.
But, on the contrary, If we desire to
keep the three-fourths and give say
one-fourth to society for the use of
this great Industrial plant, then.our
mental attitude la approaching a solution to the problem.
.The next question Is, can we accomplish this alone? We know this to be
Impossible. We must have help, the
help ot millions of our fellow wealth
How.are we going to get that help?
There Is but one way, through organisation, the organization ot all
those who need and desire the products of their own labor.
The working class already has such
an organization.
Join lt and vote its ticket.
Vancouver Painters.
Vancouver Painters and Decorators'
union has voted ilO to the Ettor-Glo-
vannltti defense fund; also $10 to as-
slat the striking timber workers of the
south, the ulcers of which nave hf.en
jailed at tho behest of the timber
Wisconsin Federation of Labor.
Wisconsin State Federation ot Labor has just concluded Its twentieth
annual convention, with some ninety
delegates present, from twenty Wisconsin towns, representing 116 local
Calgary Unionist's Accident
A dispatch from Red Deer, Alta.,
states that A. W. Love, secretary of
the Calgary Trades and Labor, on
Tuesday, accidentally shot himself
while examining an automatic revolver. The bullet entered his mouth and
tore away six teeth.  He will recover.
Pacific Coast Shingle Weavers.
President J, E. Brown of the Shingle
Weavers' union operating chiefly ln
Washington and Oregon at present,
concludes a recent report to the membership: "Reports from all quarters
show that we are gaining in membership, strength, and most of all, ln an
enthusiastic determination to push the
work of organizing the unorganized.
The Shingle Weavers' union has proven the right to survive, and ln spite
of the rocks encountered In Its eleven-
year voyage, lt is today In the front
ranks of the progressive International
unions, be they large or small."
Horace Banks, a fisherman, the
other day fell off his launch, near Cape
Flattery lighthouse. The tide was running strong and carried bim quite a
distance before he was picked up by
the launch "Rosey."
Wednesday was a civic holiday, but
was scarcely observed as such.
George Walker, formerly active In
local labor circles, Is doing development work on his recently discovered
quartz claim on Howe Sound. George
says "there's millions in it."
Fred. Macdonald, an old-tlrae Vancouver teamster, returned to Tacoma
on Thursday.   He took in the fair.
Harry Fogg, pioneer teamster of
Vancouver, captured second prize at
the fair for his heavy draft team,
Eugene Swedler, managing director
of the LingulBtic Press, 458 Hastings
east, has left on a two months' vacation to his old home, Berlin, Germany.
The union market card of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters snd Butcher
Workmen of North America, Is conspicuous by its absence lh Vancouver.
"Jack" Turner, a former Vancouver
bricklayer, arrived from Portland on
Tuesday to take In the fair.
Robert Townsend has returned to
the city after a trip to the Old Country. He Is an old-time civic laborer
and was here before the big fire.
Full Set of Lightning Boring Augur Bits, in oauvas oaee: rest.
*•« jf$.WB
Full Set Sooket Firmer Chisels, canvas ease; reg. $8.50 $6.OO
Stillson Wrenohes, 8-in. reg.
91.15 for 85o; 10-in., reg
81.35 for 96o; 14-in., reg.
81.75 foc#1.20.
Union Made, 7 pocket Carpenters' Aprons, with Isgs
or straps 85o
Sash Looks, in old copper and dull brass; reg $1.25 per doa. 95o
Casement Adjusters, in dull brass or oxidised; reg. 50b eaoh, SOo
Cupboard Turna; reg. $2.00
per doz.  95o
Cupboard Catches; regular
$1.25 per dog....... 8O0
OUR $3.50 and $4.00 SHOES
Bright and Dull Leathers I Gampng, Buttg li
Tans If You Prefer    |        Tennis Shoes
Cyposite the City Hal
Nmtnad Shoo* Are rracruemUr
Me.de> 1st Non-Union ractoriof
no matter what its name, unless it bean a
plain and readable impression of this Stamp.
All shoes without the Union Stamp are
always Non-Union.
Boot tt Shoo WorKers' Union
246 Summer Street, Boston, Haas.	
J. F. Tobin, Pres.    C. L. Bains, sec-Tress.
facTOiy-    J
Honest Leather
under proper conditions, in sanitary work-
Bhops has one inevitable result
™e_£HOK TWT^%^^T^   Ixwk for the
ai'ECiAUST    jfjf ' ^^fW1 ^sss^ Maw   Union Stamp
Central "K" J360t Agency
160 Cordova Street W., near Cambie
Get Your Money's Worth
BEST   IN  q.C." CVG^'
Select your Cigars from Boxes bearing this Label
"Work with the President and
the President works with you"
Preaident Bitstpendera OunriTtitecd
The Beer Without
a feer
The Vancouver Breweries
SATURDAY....... :... AUGUST 17,1911
Money-Saving Prices
House Furnishings
See Province and World each day for full particulars
Catalogue now ready—Out of town customers
oan get the benefit of our low prices by sending name and
address for a copy.   A postcard will do.
The H. A. Edgett Co., Ltd.
Dept. F, Cor. Cambie & Pender Sts. Vancouver
It has been suggested that we
print a card, 11x14 inohes,
setting forth the superiority
Whale Brand
"Site,   Strength,   Endurance"
To the wage-worker who will
send us the best "copy" for
the proposed card, we will
give a prize of $5 in cash.
Answers to be mailed
hot later than Sept. 30
22 Water St. Phone Sey. 1993
Wobim's and Men's Hate
Blocked and
For Expert
aot) Jewelery
Geo. G. Bigger
143 Hastings St West
A Credit to Union Workmanship
We can furnlshl wWi v«i M
41 Hastings Street W.
Phone Seymour 3687
Adjoining Central Park
$50 Cash; $10 a Month
Call at my office or phone
Sey.   1689  for appointment
VANCOUVER,   -   •   B.O.
You are hereby invited to visit our
new demonstrating rooms at 843 Granville, and see the 25-horsepower TALBOT BOXX.BS In operation. If you have
already seen the boiler you must know
that we have a proposition which is revolutionizing steam and Is bound to make
big money for all who participate In the
development of this company. If you
have not seen1 the boiler you Owe it to
yourself to at least'Investigate. A description ln print of the advantages of
over all other
boilers would sound like a fairy tale.
Fay us a visit and have them explained
ln person. It will be well worth your
time and trouble to just Bee a. boiler
which has all Its water on top end all
the steam at the bottom, next to the
firebox, where it bolongs. Mention thla
paper when you call. There le a reason.
REMEMBK7R, we are still selling
stock at par, 11.00 per ahare. Get at
least a small block before lt advances ln
price. We .give you terms which will
please you.
talbot mrawinnra oo„ Besses aranvUle Street.
Tt. KnalelaBS< Union deelr. to
make tt known ta all concerned
Oat tn. rnuklla Oroneatra Is
non-union ana aot entitled to tb.
patronage of unionists.
oan save a day's pay or more
if you let him buy new or
second hand
China, Crockery, Graniteware
Hardware and Stoves from
897 Granville St., Cor. Smythe
Phone Sey. 874S
When you play Pool Play al ihe
Limit Pool Parlor
Headquarters Lsthers' Union
30 Hastings Street Bast
J. O. Parliament, Prop.
Men's Wear
To Readers of the Federationist
for Saturday nnd week following
Men's  Black  Work  Shirts;
reg. $1.25, for 81,00
Men's Blook Work Shirts,
lighter weight   than  above;
reg, $1,00, for 85o
All Wool Socks; reg 26c 20c
Union-made Overalls,
Hats, Gloves, Etc.
Also we shall give 10% discount oil' all suits, hats, etc.
if you  mention   this  paper
The Belfast Store
166 Cordova St. West
Vancouver. B. 0.
Where Rents are lower
They  Sell   Cheaper
(Opp. B. & K. Wharf)
Still Slatting Beaver Club and
Brushing Aside Ancient Conservative Cobwebs.
VICTORIA, Aug. 13.—The features
of the regular meeting of the Trades
and Labor Council on the 7th Inst,
was the Arm resolve of the delegates
to have the central body represented
at the forthcoming annual convention
of the Trades and Labor Congress.
The delegates to the council, by
their acts,and expressions, showed
that .they look on it as a matter of
course that Victoria shall be beard
from in tbe Dominion Congress, regardless of cost. In fact the way the
unionists of the city have been doing
in the matter of supporting the Congress for the last seven years, seems
to show tbat If the workingmen and
women do not take absolute pleasure
ln spending money for representation
in Congress, they at lenBt do not allow
a few dollars to stand between tbem
and an object they desire.
One of tbe finest Instances of broad-
minded solidarity along this line was
displayed In a letter from the Painters' union, which, unsolicited, wrote
expressing tbe wish of the unions to
see the central body send a delegate,
and. offering to stand their share of
the expense In case the council could
not meet same.
There were 4 delegates In attendance, after new credentials from tbe
following unions had been accepted:
i Typographical, A. E. Moore,
Cigar maker, O. Maher,
Painters, W. R. Moulton.
Electrical workers, A. Magee.
Sheet Metal, J. Ehart
Hod Carriers' union reafflllated,
sending two delegates, Messrs. Simmons and Morton,
Factory Workers applied for application, sending W. Blackball, T. Johnson and J. Laity.
Minutes of last meeting read and
Standing Committees.
Del. Martin reported for finance
committee approving payments of accounts reported to It, amounted to
J29.60.   Report adopted.
Del. B. A, King reported Labor Day
committee, stating that a parade in
the morning was being arranged for,
and a picnic with programme of sports
in Beacon Hill Park. The Musicians
have agreed to furnish two bands free
for the parade. A committee on ways
and means Is at work arranging for
prices, etc. Report received.
Special Committees.
Del. Smith reported progress for
committee to meet the mill-owners.
Report received. .
Del. Slyerts reported for the committee tb meet tbe Hod Carriers,
pointing out the happy result of the
Interview by referring to the credentials resd out for delegates from tbe
union earlier ln tbe meeting. Report
received and adopted.
Same delegate also reported for the
committee appointed last meeting to
consider ways and means of financing
the sending of a delegate to Uuelpb
convention, stating that while the
council had very little ready money
they found, however, that there was
a sufficient amount owing to the council in per capita tax and rent accounts
to meet the cost ot sending a representative, as well as to provide for
every cent of tbe accounts due to the
central body. Tbe committee further
stated that, in their opinion, the Victoria labor unions were playing a far
too Important part ln the labor movement of this Dominion not to have a
voice ln Its councils, and recommending that a delegate be selected at
once. The report was adopted unanimously.
The election of delegate was then
proceeded with and resulted In the
election of Delegate Slverts.
Tbe report on the recent case of infraction of the Allen Labor Act, which
a committee of the council had up In
the police court and which was, after
several adjournments, dismissed evoked considerable discussion, chiefly expressing the disgusts of the working
men over the allround rottenness of
the Act as an Instrument of workmen's deception, as well as the Inscrutable ways of justice. It Is expected that the attorney-general's department will refund to the council
the costs in the case. The president
reported that several workingmen had
recently been Imported from Seattle,
under that obliging machinery of law
known as tbe "Immigration regulation."
Prom E. Ollllgan, Secretary, Painters and Decorators, (6, expressing the
desire of the union to see the council
represented at the forthcoming convention of the Trades and Labor Congress and offering to stand its share
of the expense, suggesting a levy of
a per capita tax.' Received, filed and
acknowledged with thanks.
From the Street Railway Employers, the Painters, Plasterers, Ship
Carpenters and Laborers, replying re
legal defence fund. Referred to special committee having the matter In
It being 10 o'clock extension of time
was agreed to.
Moved by Del. Havers, seconded by
Del. Ballanger that the account for
Wear Leader
It helps you to be well
dressed for less money,
An endless variety of
soft and stiff hats of
every conceivable style
and color are here at a
saving to yourself of a
dollar to a dollar and a
Leader Exclusive
$2.00 Hat Store
S.W. Corner Hastings and
Abbott Streets
Lsbor Day Sports.
The local,Labor Day committee Is
working hard In preparation for the
forthcoming mass picnic and sports at
Hastings Park. The following tentative programme of sports has been
Traek Events. .
100 yards dash, for union mon, 3
100 ynrclK dash, open, 8 prizes.'
1 Mile Union relay race, 4 man toum,
3  prizes,.
Half mile, open, 3 prizes.
Tug-of-war, between the various
unions, .
440 yards, open, 3 prizes.
.440 yards, union men only, 3 prizes,
.75   yards  dash,   union   men   only,   3
100 yards boys' race, between ll> and
19, open, 3 prizes,
440 yards boys' race, between 10 and
19, open, 3 prizes'.
100 .yards sack race, union men only,
S prizes.
100 yards ess and spoon race, open, 3
100 yards dash, union men over 45
years, 3 prizes.
160 yards hurdle race, union men only,
3 prizes,   .
Pole vault, open.
Long jump, union men only.
High Jump, union men only.
220 yards, hoya under 15, 3 prlzoq.
100 yards, boys under 10, 3 prizes.
60 yards, hoys under 7, 3 prizes.
220 yards, girls under 10, .1 prizes.
100 yards, girls under 13, 3 prizes.
60 yards, girls under 9. 3 prizes.
60 yards, mothers* race, 3 prizes.
75 yards, mothers' nice, 3 prizes.
100 yards, young womens race, 3
100 yards, married women's rnoo, 3
Prize, waltz, 1st couple, 2nd couplo.
Prize two-step, 1st couple, 2nd couplo.
Scotch reel, 1st couple, 2nd couple.
Irish Jig, 1st couple, 2nd couple.
Sailors' hornpipe, 1st couple, 2nd
General regret will be felt by Western unionists to learn of the serious
illness with typhoid fever of P. M.
Draper, Ottawa, Out, secretary-treasurer of the Trades and Labor Congress
of Canada. It Is to be hoped that he
will, recover ln time to attend the
Ouelph convention of the Congress,.
which opens on Sept. 9. President J,
C. Watters has been summoned to tbe
Capital City to asBume the Immediate
duties ot headquarters.
(Continued from page one)
A recommendation protesting
against overcrowding of street cars
and lack of service -generally was laid
over till next meeting.
Recommended that tbe council be
asked to make some effort to re-organize the laundry workers: Concurrence.
Complaints had been received ot the
hospital ambulance being delayed,
awaiting a financial guarantee before
the admission of a sick woman. Investigation woull be made and reported upon later, ,
Reports of Unions.
Molders.—Del. Burgess reported that
several resolutions had been forwarded
to their International, soon to meet in
convention at Milwaukee, seeking a
closer affiliation of the metal trades.
Amalgamated Carpenters.—Delegate
Smith reported that A. F. of L. had
revoked charter ot their international
union. Building material scarce,
Business Agent Key was ill.
Painters.—Del. Freckelton reported
tbat one member had died ln tbe General hospital, as the result of being
run over by an automobile. Three
new members initiated at last meeting.
Trade fair. The Northwest District
Painters' conference will meet in
Labor Temple, Vanoouver, on September 9. The question of the Brotherhood withdrawing from the Building
Trades Department had been submit-
ted to a'referendum vote of the general membership.
Building Trades Council,—Del. Bit-
con reported organisation work proceeding slowly. The question of
withdrawing from the Building Trades
Department is now before the affiliated unions for a decision. The
Building Trades Department contemplate sending Vice-president Tveitmoe
here with a view to arranging an amicable settlement of the dispute pending between the local branches of
Stonecutters and Granite-cutters.
Moving Picture Operators.—Delegate
Symonds reported good progress being
made In light against lockout,
Clgarmakers,—Del. Peuser reported
that Vancouver local had instructed
their delegate to the convention to be
held at Baltimore commencing September 17, to introduce a resolution
calling for the resignation of officers
who are Identified With the National
Civic Federation.
Sheet Metal Workers.—Del. Gould
reported all members working,
■ Unfinished Business.
Painters' union delegation Introduced the following resolution:
"That this council endorse the principle ot Industrial unionism, and that
our delegate to the American Felera-
tion of Labor be instructed to vote accordingly. Also that a committee be
appointed to Issue a circular letter to
all centi nl labor bodies In Canada and
tbe United S<ates, asking them lo take
similar hctlon"
Dels. Burgess, Hurst, Fraser, Smith,
McMillan, Kavanagh, McVety and Pettipiece took part In the discussion,
Carried unanimously.
Nsw Business.
McMillan-Freckelton—That the delegates of this council take up with
their respective unions tho question of
the adoption of a universal working
card system.   Carried.
Pettlplece-Campbell—That the Universal Working Card system be Interpreted as meaning that a paid-up
union card shall be accepted by
unions In lieu of Initiation fee. Carried.
Harrison-Hurst—That delegates be
Instructed to report to their respective
unions that the civic voters' list closes,
for registration, on October 1st, and
urge that all legible members get their
names registered, at the city hall.
Upon motion the question of participating In the next municipal election
was referred to the parliamentary committee for consideration anl report.
Roll Call.
Statistician Beasley reported 59 delegates present.
Receipts, (163.10; disbursements,
Adjournment 10 p.m.
rent for. July against the Factory
Workers, be amended by striking out
the Items charged for meetings held
in the day time during the late strike.
Amendment by Del. Martin, seconded by Del. Smith, that in the future,
all meetings held through the day by
unions on strike he free of charge,
opt rooms must be kept clean by the
unions making such free use of them.
Amendment to amendment by Del.
Tlbbetts, seconded by Del. Herburger,
that tbe matter be referred to the hall
committee for adjustment, Amendment to the amendment negatived.
Amendment carried. Motion as
amended adopted.
Del. Olllegan moved, seconded by
Del. Sherk, that when this meeting adjourns tbe council stand adjourned till
this day week, 8 p. m.   Csrrled.
International Vice-president Will
Arrive in City This Evening
to Take Charge.
All members of the Moving Picture
Operators, Local 283, I.A.T.S.E., are
now confident of an early victory in
the struggle that was forced upon
them, through the Exhibition Association making a determined attempt to
break up the Local. The operators
now consider that the settlement is
only a question of time, and of how
muoh money the exhibitors are willing
to lose, before they acknowledge that
they,attempted an Impossibility, for
there Is no doubt but that the majority of the exhibitors how realize that
they will have to give up their desperate attempt to blacklist men, for the
one reason, that the men were members of an organisation.
Some of these managers have been
heard to say that they never had any
Idea that the trouble would last this
long, but were of the opinion that all
the union men would have withdrawn
from their Local inside of the first
week of difficulty. The Local will undoubtedly be ln a much better condition after the settlement of this controversy, than they ever were before,
through the removal of certain waste
material, In the shape of undesirable
members, who, when members, must
have been a serious menace to good
order and advancement, tor every one
knows that a man who will wilfully
break bis solemn obligation, for the
sake of a few week's pay, is not
worthy of being called brother, but
should -he called a "rat," which is the
generally accepted name for these
. These same "rats" and "scabs," that
have been broken Into tbe occupation
of operating, should well consider
what they will do after this trouble
is settled, for they should realise that
their future welfare will not be allowed to stand In the way of a settlement
by the bosses tbey sre now serving,
and they also know that they will
have difficulty In obtaining employ-
ment in other places, for they may
rest assured that even the men who
are now hiring them have not much
use for a traitor, or a man that does
not keep his. promises.
It seems that the present olty electrician is unable to realise the extremely Inflammable nature of the
films used in the' projection of moving
pictures, and lt has always been the
desire of the exhibitors, ln the different cities, to keep the general public
from becoming acquainted with the
true conditions, still when an association Insists on employing men, some
of whom never touched a moving picture machine until within tbe last
three weeks, it becomes the duty of
any one who has the welfare' of tbe
public at heart, to issue a warning to
all, that they should thoroughly satisfy themselves that competent operators are In charge of the moving picture machines before they enter any
of these houses. By next week a list
will have arrived from .the Underwriters' Laboratory, giving the financial
loss, as well ss tbe loss of lite caused
by fires that had their origin in the
booths of moving' picture theatres.
The eighth vice-president of tbe I,
A.T.S.E., who hu been taking the film
situation up direct with the manufacturers ln the esst, will arrive ln Vancouver today, and being one of the
most Important men now engaged In
the theatrical profession, his presence
will be of material assistance.
All loyal Union men will bear this
trouble ln mind and see that all their
friends are Informed of the danger Incurred by allowing their families to
enter these houses, where incompetents are allowed to do the operating,
and always remember that the tact of
an operator having a union card Is
almost always a guarantee that he Is
a competent operator, for the examination given to applicants to Join the
union Is always much stricter than
that given by the electrical departments of cities. In Vancouver hb examination at all is required by the
city by-laws, though until a Short time
ago a thorough examination was given
but that has not been ln force during
the recent trouble. ,
The Passing of "Jim" Baker.
"Jim" Baker, one of the best known
old-time unionists ot British Columbia,
died In Vancouver last week. At one
time he was president of District No.
6 of the Western Federation of Miners,
with headquarters at Nelson. He had
also served as a member ot the W. F,
of M. executive board, and was an
active organiser In the days of the big
fight tor the eight-hour dsy in the
Kootenays some years ago. Though
compelled to refrain from active service in the labor movement for some
years, through 111 health, Bro, Baker at
all times evidenced a keen Interest In
union and soclsllst activities.
"Best Three Dollar Hot on Earth"
Richardson & Potts
417 Granville Street, Phone 3822
Hamilton Labor Temple.
The Hamilton, Ont, Labor Temple
Co., Ltd., directorate held a meeting
last week and cleaned up a good deal
of routine business preparatory to
tackling the project of erecting a suitable labor temple ln the Ambitious
Over 90 Per
Cent of Our Customers
"There's a Reason"
from $15 lo $35
613 Granville Street
File Protest Against Non-union
Taotios of Adkinson & Dill
on City Hospital.
Regular meeting held in Labor Temple
Pres. Stoney ln the chair,
Minutes of previous meeting read
and adopted.
Minutes of an executive meeting
held on Aug. 3 read, detailing the
standing committees for tbe year, as
Audit—H. Knudsen, W. E. Maiden,
A. Hogg,
Organisation—D. S. Cameron, A.
Christie, A. McLaren.
Grievance-J. B. Chockley, W. Mor-
rls, F, O, Smith.
Municipal—J. "Gough, .D. Hunter, B.
D. Grant, C. E. Allen, T. Collins,
Parliamentary — W. Dodd, B. D.
Brant, W. Archbould, J. Brown, H.
Report adopted.
Credentials were received and accepted from the Bartenders' Local for
Delegates W. Archbould, J. E.' McDonald, F. Keeler and Geo. Whyte.
Communication read from the city
council stating:
(1) The matter of protest against
the Y.M.C.A. being granted exemption
will be placed before the finance committee when considering the application of the Y.M.C.A.
(2) Re better service In O.N.R. ticket office. The matter has been taken
up by the city solicitor before the
railway commission,
(3) Library painting and Sunday
concerts will be taken up at next council meeting.   Communication filed.
A further communication to tbe
chairman of the library committee
from Mr, Hoult, re the ex-naval men
doing tbe painting-was also Died.
A letter from the Painters, protesting against steamfltters' gilding radiators, was referred to the Plumbers
A letter from Guelph Trades and
Lsbor Council, asking that delegate*
to the Congress buy tickets via C.P.R.,
as the Ouelph Junction railway, operated by the C.P.R., Is owned by the
city ot Guelph, which gets 40 per cent,
of gross earnings of tbe road. Communication Sled.
Reports of Officers and Committees.
Del. Chockley reported that the
Ways and Means committee bad all
arrangements for the smoker Friday
night well In hand. Many tickets already sold and a large attendance expected.  Report adopted.
Del. Hogg, as delegste to Labor
Temple Co. meeting, stated that 10
per cent, dividend had been declared
and the directors had been Instructed to negotiate for the necessary funds
to carry out the proposed improvements.  Report adopted,
The committee on^STays and Means
to raise funds for the delegate to the
Trades and Labor Congress, reported
that nearly all the unions had signified tbelr Intention of advancing the
capita tax or had already done so; the
Plumbers also donating HO and the
Teamsters $15 to the fund.
Del. Cameron .reported on behalf ot
the sanitation committee, that they
had conferred with the health committee of the olty council, with the result
that the council wtll see that sanitary
i conveniences are placed on1' all Jobs
under construction and that the (3,000
now on hand will be used In the construction of public lavatories In
Queen's Park. Report adopted.
Report of Unions;
I Typos—All working. Beginning Aug.
1st, have secured a new scale of 7%
hours, $30 per week for day men and
$38 per week for night mea
Plumbers.—All working.
Clgarmakers.—All working.
Street Railway Employees.—Still advancing.
Barbers.—All working. Walker's and
King's hotel shops still unfair.
Teamsters.—Doing well.
W. B. Carpenters—Some' Idle men,
owing to lack of material,   '
j  Painters.—Still struggling.
Amalgamated Carpenters — Doing
well and adding new members.
New Business.
- Dels. F. O. Smith,   T.   Collins,   A.
Hogg, J. Whltelaw and R. Pursehouse
were added to the smoker committee.
On' motion the secretary was Instructed to draw to the attention of
the city council the fact that Adkinson
A Dill.are advertising In the dally
press for laborers at $3 for nine hours,
to work on hospital Job, In direct contravention with their agreement as to
the 8-hour dsy.
Del. Smith reported thst the carpenter in Lee's, Limited, Is also staining
the floor,
Moved and seconded that s committee be appointed to appear before the
municipal commission, which sits in
Westminster on Aug. 30 snd 31.—Carried.
The committee appointed as follows:
Dels, W. Dodd, D. S. Cameron, R. A.
Stoney, B. D. Grant and A. Christie.  .
On raotLn the secretary .was Instructed to ask locals to send In resolutions they wish delegate to bring before the Trades and Labor Congress
On motion the following committee
was named to prepsre resolutions for
the Congress: B. D. Grant, J. B.
Chockley, D. Hunter, A Hogg and H.
Del. Cameron gave notice of motion
to amend the constitution by the addition of Sec. 4 to Art. 2, reading as
"Unions which hsve part j>f their
membership regularly employed at
night work may appoint alternate delegates to the council, but at no time
will tbey be allowed more delegates
than their membership entitles them
Del, Grant gave notice of motion to
amend Sec. 8, Art. 8 of the constitution
by adding tbe words "in advance" to
the last sentence, so It will read:
"All dues must be paid quarterly and
In advance,"
Del. Christie asked when wss the
organisation committee going to call a
mass meeting of workers?
Bills for P.O.' Box rent, 76b, and
stamps, $1.   Ordered paid.
Receipts, $48.20..
Meeting adjourned 0,45 p.m.
 i ■—
It has been; suggested that the Bull
Moose party Is noted for the same
thing that gave a famous city of Saskatchewan Its nsme.
Something New
If you are ruptured you should
have the best. This means that
you are looking for a new Johnston Appliance.
Write or Call for Information
Private Fitting Rooms
Toe Johnson Truss Mfg.
Phone Sey.   pn    694 Richards
6760        10.       Street
tlon will mum xtart, Buy now before
In'lci'H jump; four .urge lota left; only
a block, from waterfront, right at Het>
nnd Narrows; f&fiO encli; quarter cash,
balance 6, 12, IB months. What will
thane he worth when building begins?
Whltaker & Whltaker, The North Van-
couver Experts, 430 Howe street, Van
NOTICE la hereby given-that on anil
after October 1st,  1912, shares In the
Vancouver Labor Temple Company, Llm- >
Ited, will be Increased from $1.00 to $1.60
per share.
Managing Director,
WAXTSS— Boys to deliver The Federatlonist Qood boys can earn money
every Saturday morning. Call at 525
Pender Lane.
rom lAi,!.—ntmish Giant Sum; two
months old: thoroughbred: fl each,
APPjX. w- D* Jonea- Brockton Point
Lighthouse or P. O. Box 37, City.
NEW '1912'
Fall Apparel
Is arriving dally—and Inspection
is invited to the Classy Autumn
Coats and Suits in fashion's
newest and most attractive designs In plain tailored and fancy
styles. In all the new materials,
such as chinchilla, sebellms and
light wool blanket cloths, w0
have already a good assortment,
Including many exclusive models. Women' desiring something
new and correct in Early Fall
garments should not fall to see
"Stark's" first showing, Also
has been received a shipment ot
new opera coats In elaborate
designs and trimmings In a variety ot shades and materials.
James Stark tv
■asTmos st. wist
■atwaaa Abbott aad Carrall.
Union Men, Support
Your Own Principles
•J When you buy your suits
from ui you are doing so. We
employ union workmen only.
.■..,'   ■
tj In dealing with tu you are
helping yourself in another way,
because you are soured of the
FIT snd ihe MOST UP-TO-
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Also Repairing
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All Goods Called for and
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