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BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATI
INDUSTRIAL UNITY:.  STRENGTH.
OFFICIAL PAPBR:    VANCOUVER TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL AND B. C. FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Fourth Tear, No, 62.
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VANCOUYER, B.C., SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912,
TAO DATS HEOOMTNG
POSITIVE NTJISANOE
IN VANCOUVER OITY
Growing Menace of Low Wages to
Women Workert Being Accentuated by Idlers,
'b. T. U. bad a tag-day In
/last Saturday—and, by the
i begging stunts are becom-
sot nuisance In this neck of
i, and hone of tbem can be
4 be in any good cause.
1 Saturday is an excuse to
■P»t of maintaining an instltu-
the care ot tbe mangled and
', products ot mine, mill  and
■v.; in to the shoulders of the gen-
- eroi    /inclined Instead of making the
employers bear it, as a portion of tbe
machinery charges.
If that course was taken there
would be less accidents for It would
come too expensive, and more safety
devices would be installed.
The Salvation Army "self-denial"
week Is another Imposition that Is
only possible through the ignorance ot
the bulk of the contributors and the
wisdom of others. After flooding the
country with slaves during tbe summer months by false Inducements they
turn around and ask for charity to
give their victims a Christmas meal.
The working man who will help out
on that proposition Is densely ignorant, and the employer who does the
same Is wise,' for be is helping .to
maintain and aceentuate the bitter
competition In the labor market, which
means cheap help.
The latest stunt pulled oft is an appeal for funds to—what do you think?
To build an Institution or home for
working girls who are paid low wages! I
If the women of the W. C. T. U. gave
one-tenth as much thought to the wage
proposition as they do to tbe trimming of a new hat or the health of
their poodles, they would readily see
that their action Is a direct Inducement to the labor-skinner to maintain
the low rate of wages and another impelling force to the recruiting of the
red-light districts. Consider: The
manager ot a department store Is always looking for the cheapest efficient
labor be can find. Competition compels him to do so. Two girls present
themselveB and apply for the same
Job. One Is a resident of the proposed home, and one le a stranger In
the city. Both need the job badly,
and each mentally resolveB to quote a
wage for her services that the other
cannot go below. Competition compels them to do so. The girl from the
"home" can work cheaper because her
living expenses are lower than those
of the girt who has Just come to town,
and she consequently gets, the Job.
The other girl has quoted her lowest
figure, a wage barely sufficient to enable her to maintain the requisite
strength and her chastity. What is
she to doT The home will not be able
to accommodate all the girls who
have the requisite qualification of star,
vatlon wages, bbt It will Have the
effect of setting the price for that class
of labor. The "outside" girl will have
to accept the wage that is Just suffl
clent for the "Inside" girl, .end not
sufficient for her, and make up the
deficiency In other ways. It the idea
of prostitution as a means ot supple
mentlng her Income does npt occur to
her, It wtll most likely be suggested to
her by the prospective employer—It Is
often done.    •'•■■ '
From this point of view the W. C.
T. U. Is driving girls to prostitution,
and asking the general public for
money to carry on the work.
B. 0. F. Of L. EXECUTIVE
WILL NAME COMMITTEE
TO MEET T, W, 0E0THEB8
Federal Minister of Labor Will Be
Given Assistance of Federation in His Inquiry,
The executive board of the B. C.
Federation of Labor held a meeting on
Monday evening last, with Messrs.
Wilkinson, Burt, McVety, Mldgley and
Pettlplece present.
President Wilkinson was authorised
to name a committee to meet Minister
of Labor T. W. Crotbers upon his arrival here next month, and go over the
provincial situation as to labor conditions with him,
Owing to the acceptance by President Wilkinson of the position ot organiser for the Trades .and Labor
Congress of Canada for the territory
west of Medicine Hat, on July 1st, tbe
name of Board Member B. D. Grant,
New Westminster, was substituted for
that of the president, to be coupled
with Jas. Roberts of Moyle, as the
Federation's nominees on the proposed
B. C, Royal Commission to Inquire
Into labor conditions. Secretary Mldgley was directed to advise Premier
McBride ot the change.
Secretary Mldgley will Issue the call
at once for per capita tax1 for the July.
December term.
Tbe proposal of Vancouver Trades
and Labor Council to allot 5,000 shares
to the Federation In the B. C. Federatlonist, Limited! In consideration ot
the payment of 1200 to cover tbe cost
of Incorporation, etc., was endorsed by
the members present, and the matter
wtll be submitted to the absent members for their consideration by letter
at once.
EMPLOYER8 RECRUITING
CANADA'S UNEMPLOYED
AT A TREMENDOUS RATE
Immigration to Canada via ocean
ports during April was 41,437 aa compared with 36,283 for April last year,
an Increase of 17 per cent Arrivals
from the United States for April numbered 21,404, as against 16,307 during
April, 1911, an Increase of 31 per cent.
The total Immigration tor the month
was 62,931. During the corresponding
month last year It was 51,680.
TRADES AND LABOR CONGRESS
PRESIDENT IN EASTERN CANADA
Cement Workers, No, 140.
Nearly all members working and
getting a few applications for membership now and again. We meet
every Wednesday evening In Room
205, and a hearty Invitation Is hereby
extended to all cement finishers and
helpers to come and help ub In trying
to secure a living wage for our power
to labor.
Glass Workers, No. 40.
Trade Is dull at present and some
members Idle. Bro. W. F. Herforth
has gone to Seattle, owing to the conditions that existed here during the
winter, he has been forced to seek a
more congenial climate; as he was always nn energetic worker for the
union and his efforts In this direction
did not meet with the approval ot the
employers. Our meetings are fairly
well attended and we hope that the
Building Trades Council will continue
to send delegates to our bi-monthly
meetings and help educate our mem
hers on the alms and objects ot Trade
Unionism.
"IMPAEtlAUTY"
OF CITY POLICE
COMMISSIONERS
As an evidence of the "impartiality" ot the Police Commissioners of Vancouver, In connection with the "unlawful assembly" frame-up ot January last, It
might be mentioned that Alderman Williamson, one ot the commissioners, lost a bet ot $10 he
had made that "Pettipiece would
be sent over tbe road." Wires
must have got crossed, or short-
circuited in some of the material
of which police commissioners
are made.
Rustic Hickory
FURNITURE
Consisting of
OHAIHS,  BOOKERS, SETTEES,  TABLES
SWINGS, TABOURETS AND ODD PIECES
t i i
Complete furnishings for porches, lawns, summer homes,
bath houses, clubs, roof gardens, dens, studios and sanitariums, Rustic hickory furniture stands in a class by itself.
Tho lines are strong, simple and artistic, mado by old school
craftsmen, in the finest equipped.factory. The framework
of all rusic hickory furniture is made of selected hickory
saplings with the bark on just as nature made them. No
paint or varnish to hide the natural beauty of the bark,
merely sandpapered good to bring out the delicate shadings.
The seats and backs are made from hand woven slips of
inner bark, made flexible by a special process, thus ensuring
greatest strength and comfort. We have at present a complete Jitock of this rustic hickory furniture modoratcly
priced. Allow our salesmen to show you when next you are
in our store.
Camping Stoves at Reduced Prices
A special sale of stoves for the camp and summer home.
There is a large assortment to choose from and at almost
every price. Now is your opportunity to secure a camp
stovo at a low price.
No. 1 camp stove; regular
$2.85; sale price 11.15
No. 2 camp stove; regular
$3.65; sale price , 2.50
No. 3 camp stove; regular
$6.50; Bale price  4.85
No. 4 camp stove; regular
$10.00; sale price  6.90
Cast top camp stove; regular $11.50; sale price 8.15
Hudson's Day Stores
CORNER OF GRANVILLE AND GEORGIA
GLACE BAT, N.S., June 8.—The ex*J
periencee of President Watters ef the
Trades and Ubor Congress ot Canada
and the working conditions obtaining
in Cape Breton, has been, according to
his own statement, a revelation to him.
The long hours ot toll, together with
the low rate of wages paid, would seem
almost incredible to the workere In
other parts of tne Dominion,
The feature that has struck him as
being most significant surrounding employment in some parts of the Island
Is the scientific system to which the
army of special police and spies has
been reduced, making It next to impossible for the employees to Improve
their working and living conditions
through organised effort. Should a
few men have the hardihood to assemble together for the purpose of discussing matters of vital concern to themselves relating to their dally tell, tbelr
bread supply Is Immediately cut off
by losing their Jobs.
The repressive measures adopted by
many ot the employers and put Into
operation by their force of special police and spies has resulted In crushing
out all spirit of resistance in very
many of the employees. Tbe tamers
of wild beasts know the power of repression and hunger to Induce docility.
It would seem a* though repression
and the fear of want has had a like
effect on many of the human animals
in this land of absolute freedom (?)
and liberty (?) So much has the fear
of want and distrust ot one's fellows
been Inoculated in the minds of the
employees ot the larger companies that
one hardly dares mention organization.
Among the varied experiences of
Mr. Watters during his sojourn In Cape
Breton, It may be mentioned that at
Dominion No. 1 It was impossible to
secure a hall; at New Aberdeen, after
the hall had-been secured, notice was
given that no labor meeting could be
held, or if such a meeting was held
the coal company would require the
owners of the hall to remove the building from tbe company's property.
Every effort to rent a hall at New
Aberdeen for the purpose of allowing
the president of the Congress to address the miners has proved fruitless.
Tbe indignation ot every trade
unionist in Canada would have been
raised to boiling pitch had they been
witnesses of what occurred at New
Waterford on the evening Of the holding of a meeting there. Before the
hour set for the opening of the meeting the general mine superintendent ot
that district, together with every mine
manager and understrapper, backed by
a very strong posse of special police,
were lined up a few.yards from the
door of the hall and past which every
nun with more than the average
amount of courage was forced to go to
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Around the corner, by
something   like   150
0. N. R. STRIKE, LIKE
BANQUO'S GHOST, IT
WON'T STAY DOWN
For the three hundred and
sixty-fifth time the Daily Province has announced with reference to the C. N. R. strike that
tbe "disturbing element has disappeared from the C. N. R.
grade. In fact, this time tbe "I,
W. W. men have vanished." But
some bow or other the strikers
don't seem to know anything
about It. And, Judging from the
frantio efforts of employment
agency sharks to secure strikebreakers for the work in question, there has been much reason for the inspiration of the
local dally press.        ■■
•miners were lined up against a fence
desirous ot attending the meeting and
listening to the address, but on seeing
the bunch of preservers of the peace
and bosses, their courage failed them,
realising tall wen what It meant to
themselves and families should they
dare to run tbe gauntlet. They were
compelled to be satisfied by looking at
the hall from a distance. About.forty
men with superb courage braved the
bunch of Intimldators and constituted
the audience addressed by Mir. Watters. Some of them are now suffering
as a result; their bread supply being
stopped by reason ot losing their Job.
Five of tbe number were assisted to
reach Northern Ontario where they
hope to escape the blighting atmosphere and degrading Influence of this
darkest spot In the Dominion.
The Opinion was expressed by the
president of the Congress that to live
la chattel slavery would, be to live In
Paradise Itself In contrast to tbe
Hades in which so many workers are
condemned to eke out a miserable and
Inhuman existence In many sections of
Cape Breton.
At every turn made by Mr. Watters
outside ot Sydney he has been dogged
by the hirelings of the employing
companies. He has been subjected to
the Indignity of being watched like a
criminal; and his only crime Is that of
making an effort to eliminate suffer
ing from the human race caused by
poverty and assisting to raise the
workers to a higher plane of being
wherein life will hold out some joys
to them and a ray of the sunshine of
pure happiness eater their homes,
Contrast the Held work In which he is
engaged with that ot the specials and
spies and comment Is unnecessary.
Will the workers In the West and
In the more favored portions of our
Dominion respond to the cry of our
workers in the extreme Bast by words
of encouragement, by seeing to It that
the facts relating to conditions here
are made the common property of the
public by doing all that is possible to
promote an aggressive campaign of or
ganlsatlon?
The degradation of the workers here
Is the degradation of all the workers of
the Dominion; the Indignities to
which the president of the Congress
has been subjected applies with equal
force to every organised worker In
the Dominion. Let us hasten the day
when there will be no East and no
West, where the Struggle of the workers In any part ot the Dominion will
be the concern and become the struggle ot the workers in every part of
the Dominion.
W, F. OF M. IN B. 0.
voflrfrb1 afWltawt
WITH THE OONORESS
Incomplete Vote  Indicates Big
Majority of District 6 Member*
Favoring Affiliation,
Semi-official reports to hand from
interior points give justification for
the belief that tbe membership of Die
trict 6 of the Western Federation of
Miners will cast an overwhelming majority for affiliation with the Trades
and Labor Congress of Canada.
J. W. Wilkinson, president ot tbe
B. C. Federation of Labor, took the
initiative in putting the proposition up
tohe miners. Ballots and circular letters were prepared and printed and
supplied to District Secretary-Treasurer Andy Shilland, Sandon, who In
turn submitted tbem to tbe membership, with the probable result forecasted above.
With the affiliation of tbe metalifer-
ous miners with the Congress practically every union In this province Is
now identified with the national legislative expression of the Dominion, ss
well as with the international trade
organization, the American Federation
of Labor.
Just how far-reaching the result of
the. miners' action will be upon tbe
future personnel and policy ot the Congress Ib hard to say, but there Is
nothing problematical as to tbe splendid Influence the new affiliation will
have for the good and welfare of the
trades union movement of Canada.
Both their sterling qualities and tbe
miners speak for themselves.
It is to oe hoped that the W. F. ot
M. will be represented at tbe Guelph
convention In September next, but,
owing to the heavy expenses recently
in connection with the Kruz vs. Crows
Nect Coal Co. case, it is more than
possible that no delegates will be sent
this year.
British Columbia miners have done
their duty, both by tbe B, C. Federation of Labor and the Trades and La-
bor Congress ot Canada.
Here's to tbem—and The Day!
Prince Albert Carpenters Want Raise.
The Brotherhood of Carpenters of
Prince Albert, Bask, has unanimously
decided to demand 50 cents for a nine-
hour day.
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ORGANIZATION
CAMPAIGN IS ON
The organizing oampalgn is
on. Every local should appoint
a live committee to "ginger up"
all delinquents. It will Burpriso
you how many indifferent members can be inspired with new
enthusiasm, and be made to feel
the responsibility attaching to
membership, through a showing
of earnestness on the part of
fellow members. Try it. The
ambitious Held man Ib coming
to be more and more appreciated. He is constantly engaged
In persuading men to do that
which .is always straight and
manly—to better provide for
themselves and dependents.
And every officer has a right to
expect the cooperation of Individual members In making the
organization progressive and successful.
PROMINENT LIBERAL
HAS BEEN CONDEMNED
TO HANG FOR MURDER
J. P. McDonnell, Home-Destroyer,
May Be Asked to Assume Serious Charge of Hangman
It is true there Ib to be a man hanged at Reglna on July 1. He voted the
Liberal ticket at last election. And
that Jack MaConnell may be asked
to officiate as hangman Is an
sumption as fair and warranted,
from a "news" standpoint, as one of
the sensational announcements made
on page one of The Sun last Wednesday morning.
$100 to C. N. R, Strikers,
The C. N. R. strikers are still effectively keeping the contractors busy
endeavoring to secure slaves willing
to accept less tban $3 per day and
put up with other conditions that
would make a blind-folded mule kick..
The local strike committee report en
coiiraging support from Vancouver
unions, among the latest to contribute
being the hard-shelled Bricklayers,
who voted $100 at last meeting. The
employment sharks are having
time of their lives getting strikebreakers.
THE LOGGERS' UNION
MAKING GOOD PROGRESS
ALONG PACIFIC COAST
Organiser Geo. Heatherton Working Hard to Build Up Strong
Union of Sturdy Workers
The oharter for the Federation ot
Loggers and Lumber Workers' Union
has boon receivod during the week
by Organizer Geo. Heatherton from
the American Federation of Labor,
along with a portion of the supplies,
etc,
Room 216, Labor Temple, headquarters for the new organization, has been
visited by members and applicants
for membership during the past week
to an extent that augurs well for the
UNEMPLOYED TO BE
.-  used mum CHAIN   ■•
GANG At BURNABY
Anything "Cheap" Justified in
Opinion of Mercenary Minds
of Police Commissioners
The Trades and Labor Council has
protested to Mayor Flndlay, as the
chairman of the police commissioners,
against the revival of the chain gang.
His worship replied that the "commissioners do not recognise that a chain
gang exists."
The police commissioners have a
weakness for "not recognizing" things.
They did "not recognise" the new red
light district until the agitation against
It had reached such a pitch that Findlay's bluff would no longer serve to
bide his hypocrisy.
With regard to the prisoners who
are now in the temporary Jail at Bur-
naby, his worship says it Is a very
profitable arrangement for the city to
have the men out there clearing land
for the city for the bare cost of their
keep. He Ib the true "Manchester
mind." Anything which Is cheap
would be justified In his sight for that
reason without any regard for other
aspects of the matter.
Formerly the class of prisoners who
are now out at Burnaby were taken
to work each morning chained together. At one time the chain gang
was essentially a winter institution,
but now that there are men who are
out of work all the summer through,
tbe gang Is an "all the year round"
proposition, and it has been found to
be "cheaper" to build a temporary Jail
out at the Job than to carry the men
back and forth each day, and that Is
the reason why "the commissioners
do not recognize that a chain gang
exists."
It does exist, ami before next winter is over it will exist more than It
has ever done before In the history of
Vancouver.
Hordes of men are being shipped
over here from Europe to this province, and the emigration lawg as applying to unskilled labor have been
suspended for the benefit of the rail-
DUKE OF SUTHERLAND
TO REVIVE FEUDALISM
» BRITISH COLUMBIA
Will Transplant Crofters 4a the
Lordly Duke'i["Estate-" Near
• ■,'■ Fort George. •.
The Duke of Sutherland, by Und
permission of the firemen', of the
Olympic, has at last reached British
Columbia again. In the course of
an interview with a local scribe slave
he has assured'the people of this country that he has not some out with the
Idea of attempting to revive the feudal
system, but that It Is his Intention to
bring emigrants out to take up land
from his holdings at his price..
This woulj almost seem like bringing coals to Newcastle for his own
shire la Scotland consists of 1,187,848
acres, or 1,018 square miles and only
one-fourth or this area Is under cultl-
vstlon. The great mass of the surface
Is grazing ground and deer forest. This
fellow has a deer forest for nearly
every day In the week, for he own
Reay, whloh Is 64,840 acres, Ben Ar-
mine and Coirna-fearn, 85,840 acres;
Olen Canlsh, 84,480 acres, and Dun-
robin, 12,180 aerse, making a total of
147,110 seres, or more than one-ninth
of the whole of Sutherlandshlre.
How did the family get all this land?
Well, In the same way that moat of
the aristocratic families of the old
country acquired their landed estates
—by robbery. In 1084 A. D. the Norse
Jarl Thorfln was muter of that part of
Bonnie Scotia and the Scandinavians
who came with him called It Sunderland
—"the southern' lend" or Sutherland.
Then the Scottish kings conquered the
district and Sutherland was conferred
on Hugh Freskin for his share in the
business. Hugh Freskin had a son
William, who was created Earl of
Sutherland in 1128 by Alexander the
second. Between the years 1811 and
1820 the Lords of Sutherland evicted
hundreds ot the crofters on the estate
to make way. for the deer forest These
people were driven down to the seashore and told that they could go to
Canada On two ships which were hired
to take them. Some came, but others
crept back to their little stone hovels,
only to be rooted out again by the
bailiffs of the lord. This time there
were no huts left to crawl back to,
for the bailiffs burnt them to the
ground, and the wretched cotters were
reduced to eating the shell-ash on the
shore to keep themselves slive.
The lord was not satisfied at that,
so he claimed his right to the shore
above high-water mark and those
which, had not already died from starvation and exposure were scattered
abroad. Since then attempts have
been made to re-people some of the
estate—for Instance, the Glen of
Strathraven—but without success. So
the Duke/who cannot build up a shire
is hailed out here aa a Builder of Emend his ancestor Is that oae was a land
plre. Really he Is only another addition to the real estate sharks that infest the West
The only difference between him
robber, whilst he Is Just a land Jobber.
OIOARMAKERS GIVE    - ;
EVIDENT Of E1ALLHF1
AND JOLT I
Take tome of Their Owa AsMet
awl Prod Up Fellow Unless-
tosfcr ■
future.   And to Judge from the many' road contractors against    whose In
expressions of appreciation of the new "
"home" by the visitors there seems to
be no reasonable doubt but that tho
blanket stiffs, wearers of hobnail
boots, frequenters of bum bunk-houses
and participants in the most Isolated
"he" life of the industrial field of this
province, will take a fresh grip and
endeavor to do something for themselves.
There are still many difficulties and
obstacles to be overcome, but that Ib
what they are for and the men who
will solve and remove them will the
better be able to build up an organization that will give them some degree
of protection from the ever-increasing
consolidation of the big timber Inter,
ests.
The executive board of the B. C.
Federation of Labor Ib lending a helping hand In the work, and nn effort will
be made at next session to have an
amendment made to the Workmen's
Compensation Act that will enable the
Loggers and Lumber Workers to come
within Its scope and Jurisdiction.
The measure of success, however,
largely depends upon the men themselves. The organization will be what
they make It,
Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers.
As we have been unable to fake
much of an impression «n the., large
number of alleged lathers who have
blown In here trom all parts of what Is
supposed to be a civilised world, In
search of the elusive Job, we have
dispensed with the services ot a business agent, and the members are each
doing their part In building up the
union. Trade is dull and the prices to
be obtained for work is decreasing
everyday. A large number of bosses
nave gone back to work In order that
they may be able to have enough to
eat on, and every one of them Is trying to look happy.
W. R. TROTTER AND
J. W. WILKINSON
AS ORGANIZERS
J. W. Wilkinson, president of
the B. C. Federation of Labor,
and W. R. Trotter of the Typographical Union, well and widely
known throughout the empire
labor movement, have been appointed organisers tor tbe
Trades and Labor Congress of
Canada for the territory west ot
Winnipeg. According to directions of tbe Congress executlye
council, they are to begin Work
on July 1st and conclude In
September. Mr. Wilkinson will
cover Vancouver Island and all
the territory west of Medicine
Hat. Mr. Trotter will begin at
Edmonton and work tbe field as
far east as Winnipeg.
No more popular appointments
could have been made by the
Congress in Western Canada.
They will both make good.
The order of business, reports frssa
unions, is very often omitted In taji"'
Trades sad Ubor CooaeU meettafS, »r
else made so very brief tkat ksreeftee
the columns of The Fedentioalst was
contain the Clgarmakers' report
I consider the reports from unions
should be the most important order Of
business in the council meetings,
How are we to know what Ins Is
unfair, what house ha* had ltt sard
removed from It •what arttale Here
the union label, etc,,. It this order el
business Is lightly passed'over, or tat
oa a par will th* roll call?
If saeh union affiliated would seal
in to The Federatlonist a mart of
Its activities then we could dlspsas*
with thst order .of business, reports
from unions.
Th* council bas so much bustaes* ta
attend to now that Its sessions shesOd
b* held weeBy, or *ls* *v,*i» other
Thursday.. Thr** or four hours' Bittutl ■
snd following closely th* rontJa* at
business Is too much of th* food thttl
after a hard day's work. Mor* sessions snd shorter ones, with a fan
house when tbe bills an passed hstsN
adjournment la preferable to long sessions aad a corporal's guard at s*V -
Journment
International Convention.
The Clgarmakers will held a convention In Baltimore In September.
The Isst one was held sixteen years
ago in Det'ilt Local 857 has electee
Its secretary, John Peuser, to represent them. Needless to say some Interesting things will happen at that convention. Hatters of latarest Hk* tn*
the universal label, old at* pension,
political action and others wlU keep .
the old guard on uneasy street
New Cigar Centre.
Kelowna, "th* home of the Ml nd
apple,1: is developing Into quite •
cigar centre. Th* native* up then
false tobacco and a company with
money has started manufacturing at?
gars out ot .It With th* protection
the Inland Revenue Act gfvee tkses
Snd the, superior workmanship of th*
union clgarmakers, this company
should make good. Th* company Intend to employ twenty men soon, aad
all their goods wilt be decorated with
the blue label.
'' Trad* Conditions fair.
Locally trade' Is fair, but nothing
to write home about It would he,
though, if all the cigar stands In Vancouver contained as many union mad*
cigars as Victor Mldgelsy's olgar stand
In the Ubor Tempi*. Vic is enterprising and a good friend ot the local
cigar makers and is deserving of th* ■
patronage of the union men of Vancouver. Show htm that your taste Is. unionised. Cultivate the habit ot assisting your tallow unionist*, and the
non-unionists or scabs . wont tad
things so eaay. Most ot th*
you see advertised on th* Mil I
an not union made.
Strike Donation.
We made a second donation, to the
I. W. W. striken oa the C. N. R. We
have running assessments- of $1 per
month besides regular dues aad spend
It all. It takes money to make the
mare go. Financial assistance hu
sympathy beat a mile. Most union men
are heavy on sympsthy, but slow ta
come acrosB the table with the collateral. We should take a few lessons
from the sky-pilots; they know how
to get tbe coin trom their member
ship. It we union men wen aa clan-
ish as the Scotch and bought from one
another like the Jews, that Is, one unionist buy the work of another union
man, and I could catch a big steelhesd
trout next Sunday, things would b*
coming right. Here's congratulations
to you, Mr. Editor, that you an aot
working on the chain gang. Will repeat next time I feel real revolutionary R. J. CRAIO.
Amalgamated Society of Carpenters.
All branches report members fully
employed and the prospects Indulged
in earlier in the year aa to Increase In
membership are now being Justified.
Our district office, wise In Its day and
generation, has placed another organizer In the Held, In the person of
Brother Denys. His territory will be
tbe district ot South Vancouver, Cea-
tral Park and New Westminster,
Marble Workers, No. 82.
Trade Ib fair and moBt of our members are working. As we are a small
local there Is nothing startling to report, except that there are very tew
non-union marble workers west of the
Rocky Mountains, but still there an
enough marble workers on the Pacific
Coast for the number of jobs to be
had.
Tbe Civic Employees' Union has
voted $10 towardB the Central tabor
Body's Free Speech Defense Fund.
iquitous conditions the railroad con.
structlon workers have been on strike
for the last three months.
All of which means that next winter when the work is shut down these
men will come Into town In crowds to
augment the army of unemployed
which Is already h<'re. A few weeks
of that kind of thing finds many of
them destitute; then it pays better to
do something by which the authorities
will have to feed a man than It does
to starve. Last winter was a record
one tor holdups, but The Federatlonist
makes the prophesy that next winter
will be worse than last.
With no poor-law machinery to pro-,
vide sustenance for the foodless In
return for work worth three times
thi' value of the food, there Ib nothing
but the Jail and Findlay's chain-gang.
Sheet Metal Workers, No. 280.
There Is a large number of clearance cards coming and going all the
time and In fact It looks as If it was
moving day with the "tinkers" any
and every day. Trade Is fair and that
is all tbat can be said about It. As
we have no agent in the field at present our members have taken it upon
themselves to be each and all of them
business agent.
As we vote so shall wo reap.
"No Skimping of Cloth
there's comfort in every wrinkle"
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SATURDAY .....JUNE 15, 1912
"MEN WITH A PURPOSE."
"Men With a purpose" very aptly describes tbe officers and active participants in the International organized
labor movement.
Slowly, but surely, handicapped by
all the powers of government and employing class Institutions of every sort,
faced with tbe grim tearfulness of dependency while working like mules,
and poverty and starvation when there
Is no master having use for a few
more slaves to pile up profit for him,
tbe members of the world's working
class are striving for a goal.
They are beginning to understand
what must be done and how to do it.
all times protest against any en
power increases. Today thousands,
aye, millions of propertyless men and
women are uniting for a "purpose."
Primarily the struggle is not for
more wages and less hours. This Is by
the way.
The "purpose" of tbe Intelligent
working class is to take such steps
aB will secure to those who 'create
wealth the wealth they create; to enjoy tbe full product of the "business"
they make possible.
The "purpose" is to be accomplished
by constitutional means, If possible.
A careful analysis or the methods
by which the present employing class,
few in number, hold the world's working class at their mercy, reveals the
line of action that must be pursued
The key to the world's' storehouse
lies in the possession of the law-making and hence law-enforcing powers.
The "men with a purpose" are learning this at a rate that is causing a
good deal of anxiety on the part of
as ruthless a ruling class as ever trod
this old planet.
Anithere will be plenty of need
for worry on their part. Their days
are numbered as industrial kings,
holding the lives of men In a far more
merciles position than ever was the
lot of a chattel slave.
Tbe countless Industrial workers ot
the world are rapidly catching a
glimpse of the "purpose" of their own
movement, a movement that is as old
as the race Itself.
Necessity is compelling them to do
the rest, whether they like it or not.
And thus the present-day member
ship of organized labor Is a part of an
epoch-making economic force that, as
Wm. MacAdams would say "will go
clattering down the corridors ot history."
Never was there a more interesting
period in the • International working
class movement This because of the
men "with a purpose." .
LABOR DAY.
At the last meeting of the Trades
and Labor Council the executive were
Instructed to report on the desirability
of holding a Labor Day celebration
this year. The general consensus of
opinion appears to be that some recognition should be given the occasion
by organized labor of this city. It may
be stated that that legal holiday was
created for something more than an
occasion for sport and recreation. It
is a chosen anniversary upon which
working people especially might come
together for suitable and worthy suggestions, calculated to advance their
Interests. As an anniversary, commemorative and educative, It, can be
compared to the First ot July. On
Canada's natal day citizens join In
the festivities not merely because It Is
a holiday, but because it affords opportunity to Instill into the mlndB ol
the rising generation that the Dominion Ib a nation and that they must bear
their share of the burden to help make
it one lit for the humblest to be proud
to live In. Labor Day should be
celebrated in a similar spirit—as a
great day of justice. In an Ideal world,
In one of perfect freedom and equal
rights, such celebrations would not be
necessary, yuul Jabor unions thorn,-
selves would have no use for existing.
It is only the Btruggle between the
two great conflicting Interests of this
sphere that render them   necessary.
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Were it not for the dependent mother
or wife and children at home the laborer would be quite willing to meet
his oppressor, face to face, single-
handed, and In case of gross provocation demolish him on the spot. The
real object of labor organizations is
not to take from capital its property,
but to demand for labor what It has
already earned and what, therefore,
rightfully belongs to It. Unions are
not formed merely to raise wages. If
gaining an extra dollar were all that a
worklngman had In view, it would be
easy for him to work on tbrougb the
night and thus make money. But
think of an honest workman getting
up at 5 or 6 o'clock In the morning
and hastening away to his day's work,
leaving his children aBleep and on returning home at night to find them
again with their eyes closed, with .no
opportunity of even getting acquainted
with his children. What right has any
man or Bet of men to compel a human
being to labor thus from day to day
in order to be allowed the privilege
of living? Is life, then, to be made
a mere existence—like that of Mb coworker, the horse? Is tbe laborer to
have no knowledge of the great universe—the Btars that twinkle above
hie head—of tho earth—of the world
of nature and of art that is around
him on every side? He can not gain a
knowledge of these things without opportunity, and he cannot have opportunity without time. It is for this reason and with this main object in view
that labor unions address themselves
to the task of securing shorter hours
and better working conditions, Some-
one has Bald that the eight-hour day
obtains In Vancouver—wbat more do
you want? Does it? If every union
in this city were to disband, it would
not be 48 hours before the length of
the workday would be Increased and
the wages decreased, Labor Day IB,
therefore, all Important to the wage-
working class, and should be heartily
and enthusiastically celebrated In the
Terminal City In September next.
LABOR   BUREAUX.
Vancouver has a surfeit of employment bureaux, yet nearly every morning may be seen hundreds of men
standing around these offices on Cordova, Water and Powell streets, reading announcements of "help wanted"
posted on the blackboards. These out-
of-works are mostly new arrivals from
all points of the compass. They come
here to better their conditions from
placeB aB a rule where organized la-
Dor is not strong. Thus they come
without recognized certificates of
membership in the unions.
Application to an employment
agency for a job is made and the
scheduled fees are paid for the privilege of securing work. If employment
is accepted from these sources, whether It turns out as represented or not,
the agent considers his contract fulfilled, and keeps the applicant's money
for his services in finding him an alleged job. Of course, It hardly needs
to be said that almost Invariably the
position thus given out is located outside the city and out of the jurisdiction of the union. And that is just
where all the trouble arises.
After a few trials to secure a post
tlon this way, the workman discovers
that all the best contractors and employers in and around this city hire
none but union men. .He finds this out
to his bitter cost and unnecessary Inconvenience that he was put to. In
due course, he goes to the Labor Temple and consults a business agent of
lis trade or calling to air his grievances and to enquire about chances
of getting work at wages enough to
live on.
During the strike of the Industrial
Workers of the World on the Fraser
river the past couple of months scores
of men were sent to tbe trouble zone,
there to be disappointed and to lose
what little amount of money they
may have had. On their return to
the city they are sadder but wiaer
men. ^
Some of the employment agencies
bere have connections with private
labor bureaux at Seattle, Tacoma and
other American cities. Men making applications at these points for work are
often sent on to Vancouver. Before
embarking for this city, however, they
are each given a printed form, duly
filled in and attested to by the agent
there. These are presented to agents
here, and the job-Beekers are Bent on
to tbe railway contractor on contractors to be put to work at non-union
rates and conditions.
Instances of this kind are of almost dally occurrence in spite of the
fact that notices are circulated far
and near by the unions regarding the
state of trade at the coast.
It may be added that this does not
apply to union men arriving from other parts of the country. They bring
their traveling credentials with them,
which show their standing as unionists, and then their names are accordingly registered in the butrot-work
book. Each one awaits bis turn to be
put to work. Some mornings plenty
of men are wanted and at other times
they are not. Men applying for Jobs
this way pay nothing at all for the
privilege of going to work.
When all the union men are engaged
and no more can be supplied, the non-
unionist may be given a temporary
chance. The, ruleB of the unions stipulate that a brother member must be
given employment in preference to all
others anil this principle is rigidly adhered to.
After all It would be Interesting to
know the relationship between the necessity for "cleaning up" the city and
the Importation of hundreds of "do-
mestlc servants'' under tbe auspices of
the emigration department of the Salvation Army. This, combined with the
miserable wages paid by church dea-
jcons operating departmental stores
and factories of one kind and another,
probably accounts for the present Intensification of the Boclal evil In Vancouver. The Good Government League
and moral reformers never get any
further than berating effects. The
cause of it all Is imbedded where they
dare not disturb it. Hence occasional
spasms and waves of morality that do
nothing more than stir up the stink.
So long ns there Is profit in sex or
mental prostitution both will exist.
Make It possible for men and women
to secure the product of their toll
and thus have homes and be economically free and the problem will solve
Itself. Women members of the Typographical Union receive the same pay
and work the same short hours as
men. Statistics will prove that less
than five per cent ot tbem ever sell
their bodies. They don't have to.
Here la a lesson, even under the present social system.
If union men did tbelr duty on the
job there would be need for fewer
buslnes agents and tbe work of union
officers would be made worth while.
Some unionists seem to think that as
Boon as they elect and pay a fellow to
do for them what they are too cussed
lazy or unwilling to do for themselves,
they have a license to do nothing but
backcap all and sundry.  If it were not
for the officers of unions putting themselves up to the continual fight they
do for tbose they represent there is no
telling what the bosses would reduce
the standard of living to. For all tbe
spinal-column some wage-workers have
they ought to be taken to Coquitlam
or exhibited as somnambulists. All of
which goes to show that unionists
must fight not only tbelr own battles,
but the battles of the drones and
cheapjohn cap-in-hand variety wbo participate in the results of their efforts.
Wage-workers who refuse to Join unions can scarcely be relied upon to do
anything else when It comes to a
showdown, Industrially or politically.
Men who can qualify for the Job of a
policeman believe that the club Is
mightier than the pen. They are compelled to speak In language that they
can understand.
If you want a thing done well, do It
yourself. Capital wants labor done
brown, and bo tends to the job Itself,
by directing the laws and governments
of the province and the Dominion.--
The Wage-Earner.
A report of the activities of the local
Conservative Association corroborates
the claim recently made by The Federatlonist that the government payroll should be substituted for the
voters' list/ It would save a lot of unnecessary bother to the Beaver Club.
Time is the great adjuster. Premier
McBride has struck his stride. On the
29th of this month he will "open" the
Calgary exhibition. Frof there he
will likely proceed to Illeclllewaet,
Spuzzum, Roseberry, Gladstone Inn,
Coquitlam and Gibson's Landing. Ab
an "exhibition" opener he will do.
According to the society columns Of
The Dally Province, a prominent member of Vancouver's West End has returned from Victoria, where she had
been living (d)ecently. As shocking as
this would seem, what the same paper
had to say of a Pantages actress would
not look well In this great family
weekly.
The Federatlonist Is compelled to
admit that the policy of the Police
Commissioners with reference to tne
segregation of the social evil Is the
only tenable position that can be as-
sumed, so long as there is necessity
for mental, physical or sex prostitution. The damning effects ot the policy of scatteratlon will take years to
eradicate.
Next week The Federatlonist will issue a special supplementary edition,
upon the occasion of the opening of
the new Labor Temple and the commencement of The Federatlonist as a
weekly publication. It will be well illustrated and contain articles from
the pen of George Bartley covering a
number of local labor organizations,
It has met with the hearty support of
Vancouver and New Westminster advertisers.
Wanted—One hundred fuzzy-haired
wives and daughters of Vancouver'^
"best" citizens, to "solicit" funds upon
the public highways of Vancouver.
Applicants are requested to represent
on the morning of "Tag Day," to be
fixed upon as soon as all sense of
propriety and decency bas been el-
lenced, Tbe solicitors Will be permitted
to salute every thing in pants, using
all the coy and guile peculiar to their
sex.   No questions asked.
Keep cases on the unionist who Is
forever growling about the mistakes
ot the other fellow, snd how the union
would thrive were It not for so and
so. He is a cousin to the fellow who
complains of "the clique that runs the
union." It will take more than bellyaching to solve the Labor problem.
The wage-worker or officer who is so
busy doing things that he has lo time
to chase down yarns concerning himself, circulated by dofamers who are
too jellybacked to make the same
charges on the floor of tbe union, will
vindicate himself sooner or later. "Men
wbo makes no mistakes make little
In every community we find a number of old sages whose Intellectual
stock In trade consists in the hoary
old chestnut, "It always was that way
and It always will be that way." And
yet, If modern science and the known
history of our race teaches us anything
at all, then It Is that "nothing is eternal but change and Interchange." To
day is the child of yesterday, and the
parent of tomorrow. What was good
enougb for our father is not good
enough for us. And wbat we regard
aB the sublime height of perfection
will be thrown on the scrap pile by
our children. The world moves ever
onward and upward. Those who refuse to move w'th It are left behind.
Thost who throw themselves In the
path of progress are crushed to death.
—Oscar Amerlnger.
If the wage-workers of Vancouver
and other school districts of British
Columbia are wise in their day and
generation they will take a leaf out of
their German comrades' book and
make up their minds to elect school
trustees ot their own class. At the
present time there Is a dangerous tendency in the policy of the public schools
of this province, not the least of
which is the pernicious military and
flag-waving spirit being Instilled Into
the minds of the workers' children.
Another thing that requires the attention of the working class representatives on school boards Is the
ridiculously low "salaries" being paid
to school teachers, janitors and other
employees of tbe public schools. Pending the time when the workers secure
possession ot the provincial reins of
government, which includes the Department of Education, there Is much
that could be accomplished as a result
of having workingclass trustees on
the school boards of the province.
And right now Is the time to prepare
for such a programme.
An excerpt from a letter written to
a Vancouver unionist by Christian SI-
vertz, secretary of Victoria TradeB and
Labor Council reads; "It maters very
little whether a man works at driving
nails or driving pigs, or whether a
painter or a peddler, be is a working
man and has an Identity of interest
with all the working men of every description and calling. Tbe only man
that is out of the Labor movement is
the man (I mean the worklngman)
that has, In a moment of weakness,
fallen a victim to the seductive ways
of the agencies of capitalism, agencies
of moral prostitution that every now
and again catch some of tbe bright but
ambitious and reckless members of the
workingclass, and, having once caught
them, hold them In bondage more
loathsome than chattel Blaves, for the
purpose of leading the workers away
from the paths of their own salvation
to the shambles of capitalism. Any
man has a chance and place In the Labor movement as long as they live and
their sympathies are with It."
UNION DIRECTORY
Cards inserted for $1.00 a Month
BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATION
,.«„.?.: Labor—Meets in annual con-
ventlon In January of each year
w ecwn« ollews 1812-U: President, J.
W. Wilkinson, Vanoouver; vlce-presi-
nKSft Seo' A; ?»■:'• Nanalmo; £ D.
grant, New Westminster; Jas. H. McVety, Vancouver; R. p. Pettipiece, Van-
vffXKL.'i RT0bS,rtsi M(y"e: C Averts,
Victoria; J. j, Taylor, Ladysmlth; secretary-treasurer, Victor R. MldKlev
Room ■ 210 'Labor Temple! Vancouver.
TRAS^f ££P ftAefori OOTTWCIL, Meets
n..-,2i a5a ,t,hlrd Thursdays, Labor
Temple. President J. w. Wilkinson;
vice-president, John McMllanr genera
lahoia%±,Parm- p,?"<Pl«*. Room 210
Camnh.li6m?fe s8°ert«P'-traasur<>r, Jas.
.fiSSSiii! 'w4 Fourth avenue west;
™t. Slan' MrJi Rose L. Gardiner; ser-
?-a5!:a„t:srms',Pred A- Hoover; trustees,
nigha       * '       M    • MoVety, S. Ker!
BD,H5.N(k TRAD.ES COUNCIL—Meets
a _.,v»el2 Friday, Labor Temple. Presl.
dent, J. Kavanagh; vloe-presldent, J. Bit-
con, secretary-treasurer, business agent,
a,™o"Bn" Room 208j hat"'r Temple.
Phone Seymour 8408. Office hours, f to
.'. 12 to 1, 4:80 to 8
ALLIED PRINTING TRADES COUNCIL
of Vancouver—Meets second Monday
jf) eaoh month—Labor Temple. President, E. Jarmnn. Pressmen's Union, 023
«&b.y "i*"?'.:, vice-president, Georgs
Mowat. Bookbinders' Union. 618 Dun-
levy avenue; secretary, A. H. England.
TypogVapMcal Union, U7 Hornby street
VANCOUVER LABOR TEMPLE COM-
pany Ltd.—Directors, Fred A. Hoov-
?,!; 3a t- ??•. M°Vety, James Brown. Ed-
waril Lothian, James Campbell, J. w.
Wilkinson, R. p. Pettlplece, John McMll.
Ian, Murdook McKensle. Officers: Presl-
«BIv;,„Jas- Brown; vice-president, John
McMillan; secretary-treasurer and managing director, Jas. H. McVety,, Room
211, Labor Temple. Phone Seymour 8880,
AMALGAMATED ASSOCIATION OF
Street and Electric Railway Employ's?0' America, Pioneer Division No.
101—Meets in Oddfellows' Hall, Mt.
Pleasant, second and fourth Wednesdays
at 2:46 p.m. and first and third Wednesdays at 8 p.m. President James Fletcher; vice-president. H. Schofleld; record-
.1* ™Scr1',.urA Albert V. Lofting, Box
18, City Heights P. O.; financial secre-
tary, Fred A. Hoover, 2408 Clark drive.
AMALGAMATED   SOCIETY   OF   CAH-
penters and Joiners—Office, room 208
Labor Temple. Business agent, J. W.
Wilkinson. Office hours 8 to 0 and 4
to 6. Secretary of management commit-
oo'.SSv Manson, 828 Raymur avenue.
BRANCH 1.—Meets In Room 302; Labor
Temple, on alternate Tuesdays, 8 p.
m.    President, J. A. Key; secretary, H.
Carter, P. O. Box 881.
BRANCH 2.—Meets In Room 802, Labor
Temple, alternate Wednesdays, 8 p.m.
President, J. Fowler; seorteary, G. F.
Read, 1617 Union street.
BRANCH 4.—Factory Workers—Meets in
_. .Room 302, Labor Temple, alternate
Wednesdays, 8 p.m. President, G. Lam-
berton; secretary, J. Thomson, 148 Tenth
avenue east.
BRANCH 6.—Meets in Room 302, Labor
Temple, alternate Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
President, W. West; secretary, A. McLaren, 1033 Richards street
CENTRAL PARK BRANCH—Meets in
. Agricultural Hall, Central Park, alternate Fridays, 8 p.m. Presldsnt, G.
Manson; secretary, J. Anderson, Box 238,
McKay P. O., B. c.
SOUTH VANCOUVER BRANCH—Meets
in South Hill Schoolhouse, alternate
Fridays, at 8 p.m.   President. C. Wilcox
secretary,   R. W.  Jackson,  South  Van
couver P. O.
NORTH VANCOUVER BRANCH—Meets
In the St. Andrew's Club room alternate Mondays, at 8 p.m. President, A.
Glenn; secretary, W. Garrlock, North
Vancouver P. O.
UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CAR-
penters and Joiners, Local No. 187—
Meets every Wednesday evening in Labor Temple at 7:80 p.m. Executive com-
mlttee meets every Euesday evening, 8
o'clock. President, Murdo McKensle; recording secretary, Geo. C. Lestey; financial secretary, L. H. Burnham; treasurer,
J. W. Schurman. Phone Seymour 1380,
Labor Temple.
BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS
and Joiners. South Vancouver Union No. 1208—Meets In Staple's Hall.
Fraser and Fiftieth avenues, first and
third Tuesdays of each month. President, E. JHall, Cedar Cottage; vice-president. S. Fraser, Fraser avenue P. O.; recording secretary, E. H. Belsey. 253
Tenth avenue east; financial secretary,
J. A. Dickenson, South Vancouver P. O.
BRICKLAYERS' AND MASONS' international Union. No, 1—Meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m.. Room 307, Labor
Temple. President James Haslett: vice-
president, 3. ■ J. Welsh; corresponding
secretary, W. S. Dagnall, Box 63; flnon-
clnl secretary, F. R. Brown; business
agent, W. S. Dagnall, Room 216, Labor
Temple.   Phone, Seymour 8798.
BARTENDERS' INTERNATIONAL
League. No. 876—Meets first and
third Sundays of each month at 2:30
p.m., Room 302 Labor Temple. President, Chas. Lehr; vice-president, H. H,
Harrison; secretary, Richard Dalton;
treasurer, Wm. Mottishaw. Phone Seymour 6226.
CIGAR MAKERS' INTERNATIONAL
Union of America, Local No. 367—
Meets Labor Temple, first Tuesday In
each month, at 8 p.m. President, Robert J. Craig; vice-president, D. A. McMillan; secretary, J. C. Peuser, Kurtz
Cigar Factory; label custodian and
treasurer, 8. W. Johnson; delegates to
Trades and Labor Council, J. C. Peuser,
Miles Nugent. R. J. Craig.      	
COMMERCIAL Tc^^GRAPHERS' UN-
Ion of America. - British Columbia
DlvWion. Canadian Pacific System, Division No. 1—Meets 10:80 a-m. third
Sunday in month, Room 204, Labor Tem-
61e. Local chairman, J. F. Campbell,
ux 432, Vancouver. Local secretary-
treasurer, A. T. Oberg, Box 482, or 1003
iiurrard street, Vancouver.
GLASS WORKERS, LOCAL UNION NO.
40.—Meets Labor Temple second and
fourth Tuesdays of each month. President, Bro. Fox; vice-president, Bro. Hunter; secretary, Yvm. F. Herforth, 2188
Westminster ave: treasurer, Bro. Beaver:
delegates to Building Trades Council,
Bros. Thompson and Glnnsdale, Delegates to Trades and Labor Council, Bros.
Fox, Loranskr and Hunter.
INTERNATIONAL BROTL- ..HOOD OF
Electrical Workers, Local No. 218—
Meets every Monday evening, 8 p.m.,
Labor Temple. President, H. E. Durant;
vice-president. C. L. Hardy; recording
secretary, B. 8, Morris: financial secretary. H. Lauder; treasurer, Sam Cawker;
trustee, H. T. Johnston: freman, W. P.
Carr; first Inspector, E. O. Sheppard:
second Inspector, C. W. Teag: business
agent, E. L. McMillan, Room 207, Labor
Temple.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF
Electrical Workers, Local Union No.
821 (Inside Men)—Meet every Friday In
Room 206, Labor Temple, 8 p.m. President, H. Compton; vice-president, 8. S.
Duff; recording secretary, L. R. Salmon;
treasurer, Wm. Jarvis; financial secretary and business agent, F. L. Estlng-
hausen, Room 202, Labor Temple.
JOURNEYMEN BAKERS' AND CON-
fectionera' International Union of
America, Local No. 46.—Meets Labor
Temple second and fourth Saturdays,
7:30 p.m.    President, McCurrach;  vlce-
Eresident,  J.  Hendricks;  treasurer,  H.
eaworthy; secretary and business agent, Phone Seymour 8360, Labor Temple.
JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' UNION OF
America, Vancouver Local No. 120.—
Meets first and third Wednesdays in Labor Temple, 8:80 P.m. President, C, E.
Herrltt; vice-president, J. W. Green; ret
cording secretary, Geo. W. Isaccs: secretary-business agent, C. F. Burkhart,
439 Abbott street.   Phono Seymour 2170.
JOURNEYMEN STONECUTETRS OF
North America, Vancouver Branch—
Meets in Labor Temple second an
fourth Tuesdays at 8 p.m. President,
Fred Rumble; vice-president, Henry
Hague; corresponding secretary, James
Rayburn; financial secretary, wm. Jar-
dtne: treasurer, P. Talnsh,
JOURNEYMEN TAILORS 'UNION OF
America, Vancouver Branch No. 178.—
Meetings held on the first Friday in each
month In Labor Temple, 8 p.m. President, H., Nordland; vtae-presldent, A.
Larsen; secretary, W. W. Hocken, 1682
Thirteenth avenue east, P. O. Box 603;
financial secretary, L. Wakley, Box 608.
MACHINI8TS NO. 182—INTERNATION-
nl Association of Machinists—Meets
in Labor Temple second and fourth
Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. President, Robt.
Thomson; vice-president. Chas. Mattlson:
recording secretary, J. Brookes: financial
secretary, Jas. H. MoVety, Room 211,
Labor .Temple.   Phone- Seymour 6860.
PAINTERS', PAPERHANGERS' AND
Decorators' Union, Local 188—Meet
Labor Temple every Thursday at 7:80
p.m. President, W. J. Nagle, 1666 William street: vice-president, Johnson Bradley; financial secretary F. J. Harris,
1668 Robson street: recording secretary,
Skene Thomson, Sub, H, q. No. 8; treasurer. E. Staples, 668 H.rnby sereet; conductor, H. Whiteside; warden, G. Powell.
Clothing for Workingmen
COBSmtOY TBOUSfflfcS—Made of a narrow rib American cord and
In acveral shades of fawn; mada in outing style, witli belt loop
and cuffed bottomB or regular cut.   Price 93.00 and fs.75
BI9V0BD COBS TBOUBSBB—These are intended for men that need
a strong, cool trouser; made of drab colored cord and with five
pockets.   Price 93.00
WB3VCOBD TBOUBBBB-The.se are made of a very strong whipcord
and a greenish gray shade; made with belt loops, side stripe, cuffed
bottoms and five pockets.    Price    _ 93.6O
OVEKAXsXs FABTS—Blue or black denim; four pockets; buttons can
not pull off.    Price  91.00
BIB OTXBALLB—In blue or black, or blue with white stripe; full
bib, good and stout suspenders.   Price 91.00
sTAOXBTB to macth above.    Price .
    APBOBB— Short  Aprons, 38c;  Lon~  Aprons,  with
three pockets  and  hammer hold, 76o. Long Aprons,  with  seven
Packets and hammer hold 91.00
0ABTC.MTBB8' OTBBALLB—Made of heavy brown duck,-with double
fronts; eleven pockets, two hammer holds.    Price 91.75
David Spencer, Ltd.
VAHOOUVER, B. 0.
TO   PRESS   WELL
Is a most ImportaD. factor in the dally life ol
every man,- A man should insist upon knowing
the kind of clothes he buys—wherein llesi the
Individuality—wherein lies the distinctiveness
—wherein lies the wearing qualities. In all
proballty It would be impossible for ub to tell
you Just what styles are individually most becoming to you—until you visit our establishment.
CLUBB <& STEWART
We Recommend
20th Century
garments which we
handle exclusively
309-315 HASTINGS W.
Phone Seymour 702
SHINGLERS' UNION, VANCOUVER
Local No. 1—Meets 614 Keefer St.
every Thursday evening, 8 o'clock. President, T. Burkes; secretary, T. M.
Wright, 6X7 Pacific street. Headquarters 614 Keefer street Phone Seymour
6226.
SHEET METAL WORKERS' INTERNA-
tlonal Alliance, Local No. 280—Meets
every Thursday, 7:30 p.m„ Room 302,
Labor Temple. President, H. Spear; vice-
president, J. W. Heath; recording and
corresponding secretary, Jas. JamieHon,
921 Drake street; financial secretary, Ed.
Dormody; conductor, H. Anderson; war-
den, Thos. Edgar.
TILE LAYERS' AND HELPERB', LO-
cal No, 62—Meets first and third
Wednesdays of each month, Labor Temple, 8 p.m. President, R. Neville; secretary, P. O. Hoeuke, Suite 2, 1202 Woodland drive.
VANCOUVER TYPOGRAPHICAL UN-
Ion No. 226—Meets Labor Temple
last Sunday each month, 2 ;30 p.m.
President, w. 8. Armstrong; vice-president, G. W. Palmer; secretary-treasurer,
R. H. Neelands, P. O. Box 66; sergeant-
at-arms, C. Proske.	
B, C. WEEKLY FEDERATIONIST
In Vancouver, $1.25 a year.
In United States, $1.25 a year.
In Canada, $1.00 a year.
Ten Federatlonist aub. cards, good for
one year., for $7.fi0. Order now, pay
when Bold at |l each.
When You Do Drink Beer
Union J$m&. Ale
MADE   e£ffi§i_     AND
seer I «^^» I Porter
33&> of America r^r
WrmiCHT ttTMDa M»RK RtSISTtREB l»M
See that it is drawn bom a Iceg bearing
this iabe!
SPECIALISTS IN
PRINTING
Cowan & Brookhouse
Labor Tgmpls   Phone Sev. 4480
I have a few choice Lots for sale on easy terms in
South Vancouver and Burnaby
They are low in price, within the
reach of any wage-worker seeking
a home. Call at my office, or phone
Seymour   1589  for appointment.
DAVID B. BOYD
6 Winch Bldg. Vancouver, B.C.
A large percentage ot the membership ot organised labor in Vancouver have their homes on Mt. Pleasant.
When   it Comes to Purchasing
KITCHEN RANGES
or anything generally kept in an up-to-date hardware store, most ot
them find their way to one who uses them right. Hence the increasing
business ot
W. R. OWEN
We would Remind You the Simonds Saw is the Best Saw that can be Made
SOLE AGENTS FOR. VANCOUVER
J. A. FLETT, LIMITED
111 Hastings St W.
Phone Seymour 204
Ike 1912
INDIAN "a*
The Indian Motorcycle is the Ideal
Machine for the Business Man
The Motorcycle o( Quality, Material, Speed and Workmanship.
The Records ot the Paft are Good Enough Evidence
It represents the acme of perfection as far as Speed, Power and Reliability are concerned. 	
It amply fulSIs the wants of the public, whose requirements have not
received the attention they deserve.
The winner of The Tourist Trophy, held in July, 1911, on the Isle
of Man, England.
W. H. MORRISON
108 Hastings S't. East Phone Sey. 2794
Agents for Massey-Harris Bicycles and Indian Motorcycles WT
SATURDAY.
.JUNE 15, 1912
Lighter Underwear
ALL STYLES AND PRICES
Including a complete range ot summer vests, with or without
sleeves, in Swiss ribbed or porous knit cotton or lisle thread; some
plain and others are with lace yokes; many styles; at 25c, 3Bo
and 50c.
Women's union suits In every wanted style, In tine Swiss cotton
lisle thread, silk or union at prices ranging trom 60o to S8.50 a
garment. -
CHILDREN'S UNDERWEAR
Including ootton, lisle or union vests, drawers and combinations, In
all sises and styles, at trom 26c to 12.25.
(tartan Srphak, Utatittfi
575 Granville Street
Vancouver, B. C.
HARDWARE ^ TOOLS
Building Hardware, General Hardware, Tools for
the Carpenter, Cement-worker, Plasterer, Machinist
Bricklayer, and all the other trades. Lawn Mowers,
Rakes, Spades, Hose and the other requisites to
make your home look neat and tidy.
McTaggart & Mpscrop
7 Hastings St. West Phone Seymour 634
BRITISH COLUMBIA
LAND
Splendid opportunities in Mixed Farming, Dairying
Stock and Poultry
British Columbia Grants Pre-emptions of
160 Acres to Actual Settlers at
$J PER ACRE
TERMS: Residence on the land for at least
two years; improvements to the extent of $2.50
per acre; payment of $40 at the end of two
yean, and die 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. C.
The Secretary, Bureau of Provincial Information
Victoria
Every Factor of Typewriter Supremacy
Belongs to the
The superior strength snd durability of the Remington and its greater reliability
under every condition of service,, have always been recognized.
In addition, every contribution to recent typewriter improvement hu been a
Remington contribution.   The First Column Selector, the First Built-in
Decimal Tabulator, the First Key-Set
Tabulator snd the Flat Adding and
Subtracting Typewriter are tour recent
Remington improvements, every one of
which constitutes a mile stone in typewriter progress.
Visible
Models
10 and 11
Remington Typewriter Company
818 PENDER STREET,WEST
VANCOUVER, B. 0.
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDEBATIOKim
UNION WAOB.WOBKZBB
SHOULD USE THME
PURCHASING POWER
The $25,000 Spent Every Day by Vancouver Unionists Should Be for
Union Labeled Soods.
The Federatlonist cannot help but
think, sometimes, that perhaps wage-
workers are neglecting to use as they
should their one best friend—purchasing power. What with so much political agitation, with so many theories as
to what labor should and should not
do, It looks a little as if union men are
neglecting, In a certain measure at
least, the old, true and tried friend
PURCHASING POWER.'
In Vancouver at the very lowest
calculation, the 8,000 members ot op
ganlzed' labor spend at least 125,000s
every day In the year. Is there a man
so dense as not to know that, were the
union workers to spend this intelligently, It would be an almost Irresistible
power for good—good for the unions?
Let's play politics just as much as
we feel Inclined to. It Is an interesting game, a very fascinating game,
but one we are Just beginning to learn.
But while playing this game we are
neglecting our old friend—our pur-
chasing power. Getting Just a little
careless. We don't Insist upon the Dn.
ion Label at all times; we are not as
careful as we might be in buying from
men who are friendly to all unions.
Suppose we take stock and see whether we aire true to our union principles.
Look over the clothes we wear, think
about the tobacco we smoke and chew,
think of the stores we patronize, think
of the house we live In—think of everything conected with our purchasing
power^and then decide whether we
are are all doing our full duty as
union men. If not, then we are in.
Jurlng ourselves and Injuring our loved
ones. For remember, it Is up to us,
Few, Indeed, are the business men
who will not vie with each other for
our trade, making whatever concession
there might be necessary to get It, but
we must Impress upon them that we
are union men and women—uncompromisingly so.
So, let's take stock, and if we ha"e
been neglectful or careless as to how
we have been spending our wages then
let's maktva new "start and forever
after be consistent union men, so far
as spending our money Is concerned.
Now that Premier McBride has returned from the Old Country the executive board of the B."C. Federation
of Labor may reasonably expect to be
advised ot the appointment ot two of
Its nominees to the Royal Commission
to Inquire Into labor conditions
throughout British Columbia.
A writer who repines In fortunate
obscurity recently stated that labor
does not produce all wealth because
there Is a great quantity of labor expended in producing nothing. In other
words because a baseball bat may be
used to brain a man, or knock down
a fence, it is not always necessary to
have a bat to play baseball.
The secretary of every union in B.
C. should be made a commissioner for
taking affidavits within their several
electoral districts for the purpose ot
placing the names ot wageworkers on
the voters' lists. The Beaver Club
may control the government pay-roll,
but the Industrial pay-roll, it organized properly, will make It possible to
put Mr. Bowser where he belongs—In
Borne of the fine jails he Is having
built hy the workers for the workers.
(fcnlifitm
THEATRE
The Home of High-Class
VAUDEVILLE
Where Everybody Goes
OFFICIAL MINUTES
VANCOUVER TRADES
AND LABOR COUNCIL
Routine Business Occupied Greater Part of a WeU-Attended
Busy Session.
.VANCOUVER. B, C, Juno 8—H«»„
I" """"A*,, Vancouver Traces8 Sd
Labor Council convened this evening at
2i..ttft  ?£esldSft  Wilklnnon  In  the
approve? "' prevlous m™«"« fa and
-      Credentials.
ttSSStSP1 ^ pe'*u»on and A. M.
McCurrachi vice present delegates
HvM».C'aM~0,,a8'     R    .w"">.     vice
Barters—Michael Kallck, vice SutllB.
Painters—A. W. Abbe, vfee Davli.
Typographical—L.    Somen    and    J.
nankin, yfoe Armstrong and McMurray
llgated! «welved and delegates b£
WHEN ORDERING A SUIT
See that this Label is Sewed
in the Pockets
4 It Stands for all that Union
Labor Stands for.
nr\ with
VJV-'THE
BUNCH
TO THE
BRUNSWICK
POOL ROOMS
Ten Federationist Sub. Cards for $7.50
Electric Light
THAT IS ELECTRIC LIGHT
. Can now be Supplied in Certain Portions
of the City
Use Stave Lake Power
and Reduce Expenses
WESTERN CANADA POWER GO.
LIMITED
Office: 602-610 Carter-Cotton Bldg.
Vancouver, B.C.        Phone Seymour 4770 P.O. Box 1418
THOUSANDS
OF THESE BOOKS SELLING
Ingesroll's 24 Lectures  ■  -   .30
Dr. Brown's True Marriage
Guide     -    —      -       .50
The Escaped Nun, Mary Moult .60
The People's Bookstore
152 Cordova W.
MULCAHY'S CAFETERIA
THE BEST Of
EVERYTHING
137 Cordova Street W.
Basement Hotel Cordova
Visit the Labor Temple
Billiard and Pool
ROOM
Two Firat-ClaM Burroughes
Ac   Watts   Billiard Tablet
TOBACCOS
01   CIGARS
Phone Seymour .3680
Transfer and Batfatfe
,-    .  V
™Jr*om Y£* J* PlPM. ■ecrotary Parliamentary Committee, nqtWeatlon of ab-
?S-Se of Council's representatives on
that committee. Referred to election o"
officers order of business.
' •MVOBTS or OOMMXTTBEI.
SisontlTSi
Executive met evening of June 6th.
&S_i!u Wk Wilkinson, McMUla!!
secreta     * Mc*ety' KavaHagh, and the
•Communication from A, D. Cartwright,
M£E£ry,J!oapd of. Rai^ay Commissioners, Ottawa, acknowledging receipt
pf Council's letter of May 21sF, re protection at Powell  Street    Filed.    Con.
*rom Frank Morrison, secretary ot
American Federation of Labor, Waah-
l?Jfto?,;P* c" acknowledgment of Coun-
oils letter of May 21st, re Civic Employees' Union.    Filed.    Concurrence,
trom W. J. Bowser, attorney-general,
Victoria, in re Council's protest against
re-establish ment of chain gang in Vancouver.   Filed.   Concurrence.
From James Flndlay, mayor and
chairman of Police Commissioners, Vancouver, acknowledging receipt of Coun-
£&■« Letter ,ot Mfly mh> "fusing to
abolish Chain gang and advising that
.the Board purpose continuing to main
tain it"   Filed.   Concurrence.
From F, A. Shaw, agent Chauteauqua
Managers' Association, dated Portland,
25&nB Xor a date '°r John Mitchell at
♦260. Recommended that offer be^de-
clined; secretary to acknowledge letter.
Concurrence.
From Jas. H. McVety,' secretary Van-
couver Labor Temple Co., Ltd., calling
shareholders' meeting for May 27th,
Executive's action; endorsed. Concurrence.
From Wm. McQueen, city clerk, Vancouver, acknowledging receipt of three
communications from the Council. Filed,
Concurrence.
From Victor R. Mldgley, secretary B.
C. Federation of Labor, Vancouver, proposal to have Federation take over the
publication of the B. 0, Federatlonist,
now the property of the Council.    -
Your committee report as follows:
"In connection with the above com*
municatlon from V. R. Mldgley, secretary of the B, C. Federation of Labor,
your committee cannot see Its way clear
to recommend that the council permit
the Federation of Labor to. take over
The Federationist; but submits the fol-
lowing for the consideration and approval of the Council:
"1. That the secretary be authorised
to Instruct our solicitor to proceed with
the Incorporation of a joint stock holding company, under the B. C. Companies
Act, to be capitalized at $20,000; 120,000
shares at $1 each.
"2. That upon consideration of $200',
to cover the cost of incorporation, etc.,
the Council will allot to the trustees of
the B. C. Federation of Labor 6000
shares in the company, to be known as
The B. C. Federatlonist, Limited.
3. That in consideration of the name
and goodwill of The Federationist SOOO
shares shall be allotted to the Vancouver Trades and Labor Council."   '
McMUlan-Kavanagh: That the recommendation of the executive committee be
adopted.   Carried unanimously.
Ward-Macdonald:- That the executive
be authorized to appoint lta quota of
provisional directors of The B. C. Fed-
eration tat, Limited. Carried unanimously.
The following accounts recommended
for payment: Bond & RlcketH lettering door, $1.76; White & Bindon, office
supplies, $3.90; Modern Supply Co., Ltd.,
office supplies, $3.26; R. P. Pettlplece,
May wages, $10; telegram to Frank Morrison, Washington, 91.60; postage, $1;
Jos. Campbell, May wages, $10: Cook
Bros., lettering door, $2. B. C. Federatlonist: E. T. Kingsley, stock, composition, press work, folding, mailing and
mailing list, issue No, SO, May 20. $87.50;
600 advertising contract forms $4; Car-
$ enters' Studio, two proof sheet photos,
3; R. Baitson, com. on O. H, C. Co.,
advt, $28; R. P. Pettipiece (cash), P.O.
Dept, $14.60; sponge, 25c; rubber stamp,
25c; $16.00; wages, May 18 to June 8,
$90; G. Bartley, services on special edition, $40.00; J. H. Burrough, stenographic
.services, May 18 to June 8, $16.00; Cle-
land-Dlbble Engraving Co., cuts for special edition, $8.75; total, $280.25. Concurrence.
Parliamentary Committee.
Secretary Pipes reported that at their
last meeting credentials had been received from the Tailors. Electrical Workers, Bookbinders, and Tllo Layers' unions
and delegates seated.
The compound system prevailing In
mining and lumber camps tn British Col.
umbia, and the Workmen's Compensation Act were among the questions discussed by the committee, but no recommendations were ready for submission
to the Council as yet. Meantime Dels.
Blumberg, Palmer and Partridge were
named as a sub-committee to enquire
Into the Workmen's Compensation Acts
of British Columbia, Saskatchewan,
Manitoba, Ontario and Washington, with
a view to framing suitable amendments
for the B. C. Act.
Tour committee recommends that Inasmuch as the salaries of the judges,
clerks, policemen and other officials of
the government have been raised from
time to time, and the remuneration to
members of petit juries has remained
the same, that this Council draft a letter to the Attorney-General asking that
petit Jurors' wages be raised from tho
ridiculous figure of $2 per day to $5 per
day while attending assizes, whether
called or not.   Concurrence.
Organisation Committee.
Del. McMillan reported taht an organization meeting of Stationary Engineers
would be held on the evening of June
12, at Labor Temple.
Tt— Ipwoh Defense Committee.
Del. McVetv reported that at the recent assizes the secretary of the Council, with six others, had been acquitted
of the charge of being participants in an
"unlawful assembly," though others,
who had chosen speedy trials before
Judge Mclnnes, were sent to jail for
from three to six months. Recommended that the Council vote $90, along with
$60 already contributed by others to the
fund, $150 in all, towards the payment
of counsel's fees in connection with the
case. Carried unanimously.
Beports of Unions.
Building Trades Council—Del. McMillan reported all the union building
tradesmen fairly well employed, but
there were still too many men for the
available jobs. Membership nil along
the line growing, The Council wa"
holding a series of open educational
meetings the first Monday of each
month, and judging from the results of
the first one the experiment would prove
a success,
• Civic Employees—Del. Bunco reported
orgonlzatlon doing well: Business Agent
Trainer doing good work; membership
increasing. ,  . „
Musi clan h—Del. Ward reported Franklin's orchestra as unfair to their union.
The Sixth Regiment nnd City Bands
were also non-union. The Seventy-
second Highlanders nnd the Musicians'
Union Bands were tho only two union
bands In the city. .        , .
Painters —Del. Freckolton reported
trade conditions rather dull.      ■   ,
BnrbersT-Del, Burkhart reported progress; three moro shops unionized since
last meeting; lost one; trade fair.
ir«w Business.
After' considerable discussion ns to
time, a motion prevailed fixing Sunday,
June 10, nt 4 p.m., as n date for the
delegates of the Council to meet at the
new Labor Temple for the purpose of
havlne an official photograph taken.
McMIUnn-Freckleton: That this Council endorse the demand of the Painters,
asking the City Council to Introduce n
clause in the civic health bylaws providing for the removal of all old paper
or kalsomlne before fersh coats are put
on; nnd that a committee be named to
co-operate to that end.   Carried.
During the discussion ex-Del. Nagle
was given the floor.
Del. Pipes introduced a resolution pro-
testing against the proposal to have the
Park Commissioners becoming parties to
the making of an artificial take of Cnnl
Harbor, and submitted a plan that he
felt wage-workers would be more interested In. Upon motion the question was
referred back to the Parliamentary Committee, the plan endorsed* and the committee authorized to send a sub-committee to meet the Park Commissioners at
'00B8K OF COWARDICE
ADD MRPIWT.UK1STTHO
Of THE BAOK-OAPPEB
Says a writer In the women's column
of one ot the local dally papers, which
has equal application In tbe Labor
movement:
It Is remarkable how easy It Is to
tall Into the habit ot casting reflection
on the character or the methods or tbe
motives of some one. Do we ever, reflect how this habit grows on us until
we rarely fall to call attention to some
detect In each person who may be mentioned? It may be without malicious
intent; it may be without any realisation on our part that we are detracting
from the good name of some friend or
acquaintance; it is certainly without
stopping to consider that we are doing
ourselves an, injury, for these things
must sooner or later react on the accuser—whatever their effect on the accused. If we could avoid making rents
In the character and reputation of obr
neighbor, at least with such care as we
would now avoid making rentB in his
or her garments, there would be fewer
cases for the courts to decide. Most of
us are .quick to protect the tangible
property of a friend, but we ofttlmes
allow the flames of Insinuation to destroy a good name, with never an effort to extinguish them.
Such condition will come only when
the unkind or tbougbtless remark is
condemned by public and private opinion, at least to tbe extent that we now
condemn the destruction of goods and
chattels that belong to another. It will
be brought about when we realize that
we cannot hurt others without hurting
ourselves—that helping others Is the
one and only way by which we may
help ourselves. '
Firemen to Meet at Calgary,
If the efforts being made are sue"
cessful, Calgary will be tbe scene of
the 1914 convention ot the Brotherhood of Firemen and Engineers,
Revelstofce Blacksmiths Affiliate.
Revelstoke local of the Blacksmiths
and Helpers have voted In the affirmative on the proposition of Joining the
B. C. Federation of Labor.
Lowery's Fine Distinction.
In Vancouver they put your name
In the paper If you get drunk, but it
you rob a bank they keep it out, for
fear It will break your mother's heart.
No one should rob a bank in Vancouver who has a mother living.—Greenwood Ledge.
Rossland Miners to Elect Officers.
Rossland Miners' Union will vote
next week for officers of their Local,
and for offlcerB of the Western Federation ot Miners, whose headquarters are
at Denver, Colo.
Those nominated for office In the
Rossland Local are;
President, Messrs, Sam Stevens,
Ezra Campbell, T. P. Mulligan.
Vice-president, Messrs, James An.
son, Albert Richards,
Financial secretary, H. Varcoe, (no
oppposltion.)
Province of Alberta Leads Way.
The Attorney-General ot Alberta,
speaking at Edmonton on May 16 at a
campaign meeting, promised that the
"thirty-foot clause" In the Compensation Act would be eliminated. This
ridiculous provision, which provides
that no compensation can be claimed
for injuries suffered by a workman
who falls from a building thirty feet
or less In height, Is also Incorporated
in the B. C. act, and Judging from the
results ot the late provincial ejections
It meets with the approval of tho
working class voters of the province,
Calgary Painters' Schedule.
Calgary Painters have secured an
agreement with their employers, of
which the increase of 5c per hour Is
the least Important gain. It Includes
the Saturday halt holiday, overtime at
the rate ot time and a half to midnight
and double time after, bi-weekly payment of wages, one apprentice to
every four Journeymen, to serve not
less than three years; foremen on Jobs
valued at $1000 and over to receive
5c an hour extra; no mixing of paints
or carrying ot material outside working hours; traveling expenses to work
outside the city to be paid both ways;
time while traveling; extra living expenses Incurred, and all expenses outside of the city for less than six days,
Business Agent Taylor Is to be credited for the successful manner In which
he conducted the negotiations. The
agreement expires on the last day of
March, 1914.
Painters and Papernnnge's, Local 138.
It has often been said that Painters
rush onto a scaffold where bosses
fear to tread, and there is quite a lot
of truth in the statement. At present
there is a number of our members
who have not the opportunity to do so,
and with the cut-rate prices prevailing,
by a number of alleged boss painters,
the outlook Is none too bright, but,
with our present membership, "we are
satisfied" that we are able to hold our
own with anything that looks like a
boss painters' organization, all other
statements to the contrary notwithstanding. At last meeting the delegates to the Trades and Labor Council were Instructed to Introduce a resolution to be forwarded to the Health
Department, asking that a Health Bylaw be enacted providing Hint before
any place that is used for housing human beings be repapered or recalso-
mined, that all old paper or calsomlne
be removed from the walls or ceilings
of such places. While this may look
to some unenlightened Individuals as
if the Painters were trying to secure
more work for their members, we take
thlB opportunity of reminding them
that the states of New York and Illinois have made this u state law, the
Infraction of which is punishable by
fine or Imprisonment or both, and wc
have yet to learn that either of these
legislatures are composed of members
of the Painters or any other union.
So hide your little hammer nnd take
lessons In the art of Eugenics Instead.
Every man whose life and work has
left Its mark upon the progress of I he
raco was a dreamer.—Mr. Jas, Porker,
M. P.
tllolr noxt   mpptlns In support   of  Del.
Pipe*' nroposnt.
Del. Harlook raised the question of the
Brodkton Point recreation grounds her
InK leased to Con Jones, but no uetlon
wns tnken.
l'Yeckeltnn-Hurkhnrf: Tlint tho executive committee he Instructed to take up
the question of n celebration In Vancouver on Labor Day.   Can-led.
Del. Scarlett wanted to know what
the Council's Label Committee was doing.   Referred to Chairman Burnham.
Gow.Plpen: That tilts Council hold
special mass educational meeting from
time to time to discuss trade unionism
and Its meaning.
Amendment—Ward-Knight! That tho
motion bo laid on the tnblo for four
months,   Carried.
Receipts: $0(1.75; disbursements,
$1811,40.
Adjournment, 10:30.
Hlxty-soven  delcsates present.
J. W. WILKINSON,
President.
H. PARM PETTIPIECE,
Secretary.
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MUSINGS
(By the Poor Scotchman.)
AY. T„ Savomi, B. c—Yea; Mayor
Flndlay was at the Klrmess, dressed In
Georgian costume, but, judging from the
record of his doings at the city hall, cap
and bells would be more appropriate.
Seeing that the Allied Printing Trades
nave started an educational campaign
on having the Union Label on all print*
Ing, why not start with tho members
In the Province chapel?
• *    *
& "Roosevelt    carries    South    Dakota,"
Strong man, eh?
• •    •
M. V. R., city—Sir William McKensle,
the distinguished railway builder, sayn
"that Vancouver Is the objective point
on this coast of the Canudian Northern
Railway." After the C. N. R. gets here
It will be the subjective Instead. And
the meeting of the progress club con^
eluded with that favorite hymn: "Praise
Sir William McKenzla from whom such
blessings flow."
• •   •
J. R. K., N, W.—A strong committee
has been appointed ti> matte arrangements for the opening f>f the Slamlmill
Canal; Uriah Heep, Pr, Facing-Both.
Ways, Mr. Alwys Talkin.
• *    *
Carpenters rush on to n scaffold where
prominent building contractors fear to
tread,
• *   •
R. P. P., city—So you told the cop
who told you to move on to go to h~-!
He obeyed; and took you along.
ONTARIO LABOR PRESS
ON WEEKLY BASIS NOW
AN ASSURED REALITY
Industrial Banner Will Be Absorbed by
Labor-Educational Publishing Co.
Ltd., With James Simpson
at the Helm.
The Labor Educational Publishing
Co,. Ltd,, with headquarters at Toronto, Is among the latest ventures in
Canada to undertake the publication
of a weekly paper and the carrying on
of a general printing business.
The new company Is capitalized at
$40,000 divided into 40,000 shares at
(l each, and limited to 11,000 (or or
ganizatlons and 1100 (or individuals,
The provisional board of directors is
made up as follows: Chairman, Jo.
seph Gibbons; secretary-treasurer,
James Simpson; directors, Joseph
Marks, H. J. Halford, J. D. Jacobs,
Hugh Robertson, W. J. Driscoli, Thomas Hall, A. Plummer, J. C. Coles, An.
drew Millar, I. H. Sanderson, Frank
McCann, the addresses of whom are'
pretty well scattered over the province.
In promoting the Labor Educational
Publishing Company the provisional
board of directors propose to transfer
the headquarters o( the "Industrial
Banner" from London, Ontario, to Toronto, Ontario, with a view to making
the paper both a local and provincial
paper. The possibilities of such a
company are unlimited as will be seen
by the large number ot trade unionists
in the leading Industrial centres ot
the province. Toronto, the second largest city In the Dominion, Is without
a labor paper officially endorsed by the
Central Labor Council, while all the
large towns and cities, with the exception of Hamilton and the twin cities
of Port Arthur and Port William, are
without a paper to voice the alms and
aspirations of the labor movement
(not including the socialist and labor
papers which have subscribers In all
parts of the province, but which are
not published In the province and do
not meet the local needs.) Trades unionists feel the need of a strong and
aggressive labor press, and are prepared to give their support to such an
undertaking as outlined In the prospectus. To give it effect assurances
have already been given from important towns and cities that the labor
forces will support the undertaking
and success is inevitable. The Toronto District Labor Council has ai
ready endorsed the plan and the members of the Executive Committee of the
Labor Educational Association o( Ontario have given it their hearty endorsatlon.
RINGING APPEAL TO
THE WAGE-WORKERS OF
VANCOUVER DISTRICT
Building: Trades Council Sends
Greetings, and an Invitation to
Join Labor's Foroes.
Be a man among men. You
cannot stand alone. The intellectual standard of the twentieth century work is as superior to
the primitive understanding of the
lick-spittle proletarians of ancient
Rome, as the buslnes blow of a 50-ton
steam hammer Is to the playful stroke
of an infant's flst. Rome fell. Why?
Because there was no element In Roman society strong enough to save It.
Shall we also go to smash? In answer we roll up our sleeves. How
about you?
You know that all the good things
In life that you enjoy, or ought to enjoy, as free assembly, free speech, free
press, religious liberty, habeas corpus,
trial by jury, etc., were not given to
you for philanthropic reasons, but had
to be wrung from the ruling class at
great sacrifice of life and blood. Therefore, It is your duty as a man, not
only to defend these rights, but to
leave this world a better place to live
in than you found it. This is the ultimate aim of organized labor.
You know that unionism has advanced the worker'B standard of life.
It is true we have made mistakes In
the past, but what o( it? We are only
human. Read, if you care, the records of any legislative assembly
throughout the world and note tbe
constant struggle of organized labor
to help humanity. Read, If you dare,
the court records of any civilized (?)
land and count the bitter fights waged
to make oppressive cliques respect the
law. Note, if you must, the continuous
smash and crash of battle, to save the
child from greed and profit. Tears
have been shed, and blood, times untold, to help—what—ourselves! Yes,
and thereby also you. You oannot
deny it. But the battle Ib on and it
can never cease, until the smile of
beautiful mother earth can be seen by
all her children. This Is our position, and who will may know it
The world moves fast, and union-
Ism today has greater tasks than ever,
hut It waves the torch of progress far
in advance of the circling throng starving either or money mad. We have
passed through the formative period
of our growth and have other work
to do besides haggling for wages. Our
future arena Is the planet Itself from
poles to antipodes. Listen! Are you
contented with being a mere cipher
(0) in the world's advance, Idly standing by and looking on, or probably unconsciously tearing down what we are
building up. We will not believe it.
But alone you can do nothing. Of whatever philosophy, color, creed or clan,
whether you hail from Tlmbuctoo or
Misolunghi, whether from the sun-
kissed banks of the Ganges or the
frozen shores of the Yukon, for you,
Mr. Worker, organization is Imperative, as upon labor alone depends the
welfare of the race, and organized labor stands for manhood and womanhood, but while struggling with Its
titanic task, extends the hand to you
to lead you on to higher planes. Will
you grasp it? If (here is a drop of
warm, red blood in your body; if you
possess a spine, then we appeal to
you; no, we are not a trust. It's up
to you to be a member. Don't heed
the idle prattle of the jellyfish. Don't
be a blooming barnacle. But leave
the groping mob and jolnn the ranks
in front, where there Is light among
the men, a man!
Hear me! Within the sacred precincts of our temple there is room tor
thee, the portals are ajar and Labor's
mighty host are round the flaming
torch on yonder shrine will bid thee
welcome. Enter thou. Obey that noble Impulse. Don't be afraid. I wish
thee well. With head erect, Btep In.
Now, to the light my lad, stride boldly
for'ard. "Among the men, a man." A
firm and hearty hand shake, neighbor; they are a lively orowd and a thousand throats proclaim thee brother.
Thou art no more alone! A. H.
JO* A. OLABXB
An M-Ynkoa sttornty who tamds rood
as a (Ustwksr ol tbs rlgnt sort,
ana wbo is now making good
as an aldarmau laths
Olty of Edmonton.
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NEW L A BOR TEMPLE
U. B. OF C. AND J. OF AMERICA,
8outh Vancouvsr Local 1208.
We expect at our next meeting to
hove a record turnout nt Aalie'B Hall, on
Twentieth ami Fraser avenue on Friday
night, It being election of officers, and
several other matters of Importance to
tho members ure to be discussed. We
hope the members will turn out In great
numbers and come and do their share of
the work necessary to Ret what they are
looking- forward to, that ts, better conditions and a living wage: don't leave
It to tho officers of your local, It's up to
the memberB to attend the meetings nnd
bring some of your non-union mates
along with you. Do you ask for the
card? Do you tell them the advantages
of being a union man? Do you tell them
what they will bo up against this fall If
they don t get together. Perhaps they
don t know. Put them wise to their
conditions and In all probability they
will begin to realise that they have got
to do It, or take what the bosses like to
Vive them Instead of being able to make
their demands to the bosses, The
unions liuve raised the wuges In hundreds of cities, therefore placing more
wages Into tho pockets of the carpenters
of those cities than tliev would have received If they did not belong to the organisation at all. At the same time the
non-union mnn gets the same benefit but
does not do anything to help to get It
It has siiortened the hours of labor to
eight hours a day and has established
Hip Saturday half holiday. By this It
moans that more men have golned employment. We could tell you of a lot
more tile unions have done to elevate the
conditions of Its members, to furnish old
In coses of sickness, disability, etc., so If
this should appeal to vnu ns a non-union
man, come to the Lnbor Temple und talk
it over. Let us get acquainted. It's to
your own Interest to hold membership In
our union. South Vancouver Local
meets every I-'rldnv at 8 o'clock at
Asho'.s Holi, corner of Twentieth and
r.'ra«or avenue, and all carpenters wishing to become members should ask for
Business Agent Phillips or wrltte to G.
W. Dlckleson, financial secretnry, South
Vancouver P. O. Members, please note
change of meeting night.
B. T. P.
Woman Socialist Speaker.
Mrs. Kate Sadler of Settle was the
socialist speaker at a crowded house
in the Empress theatre last Sunday
evening. It 'was her first visit to Vancouver and the audience expressed
their appreciation of her splendid lee.
ture In no uncertain manner.
Kingston Plumbers Compromise.
Kingston, Out., plumbers, who have
been on strike since May 1 for Increased pay, returned to work on condition that they receive $2,75 for eight
hours until May 1 next year, and
then |3.
Journeymen Stonecutters.
The fight for the possession of Haddington Island stone is proceeding add
who is to be the winner it is bard to
determine. The Granite Cutters and
ourselves claim It; the executive
boards of both organizations have referred the matter to the local branches
to settle and with all the Intelligence
we possess we are going to have it
settled "right." It will be settled
"right" when we win, and not before.
This matter was referred to the Building Trades Department for settlement,
but they, with their usual aptitude for
doing nothing unlntclllgently, have
appointed committees to sit upon the
matter, and It has been anything but
a soft seat With this exoeption trade
is fair and the attendance at our
meetings excellent.
Elevator Constructors No. 20,
Trade is fairly good and all members active in spreading the gospel ot
organization and education. We have
had a long and uphill fight against
some ot the shops, but It looks as It
we are going to be successful, and
considering that we are one of the
youngest unions In town, we always
have our meetings well attended. At
our last meeting we donated $10 to
the C. N. R. strikers.
ROYAL CITY TRADES
AND LABOR COUNCIL
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Oivio Employment Bureau Fro.
posed, and Progress Club
floored for Setting
Bad Example.
NEW WESTMINSTER, June 12.—Keg-
PrMIdent Christie In chair. Minutes
KSfe , meBtll!g /eod and approved.
Credentials received as follows:
Barbera-Chas. E. Allen.
Letter Carriers—John dough.
C ^PahSh&ttl,J&1°£-W- „E  Mald81>,
ii  i»  Sw' H-.0|bb, B. A. Stoney.
5! ^Carpenters—Q, H. Wardrope.
O. Dondvair,Ployea>-* Tomklnson, E.
Plumbers—I s. Townsend.
rriffi. aJ>p"cai',?n., 'r°m ">« Musicians'
Union for affiliation was received, accompanied by credentials for J. Innes as
delegate.
The following delegates were obligated
and seated: Painters, Chas. E. Allen;
Letter Carriers, John Cough: Teamsters,
.lS\.R<!5sd!(. H. Foster; Bartenders, W.
Arcnbould; Plumbers. I. s. Townsend.
Communications read and ffleS as fol-
Clt'y Clerk, stating that 'Sunday band
concerts had ,been refoned to Finance
Committee.
P. M. Draper, acknowledging receipt of
capita tax to Trades and Labor Con-
gross.
The committee appointed to Investigate the complaint of carpenters against
manager* or Columbia street moving
Picture theatres reported that they had
Interviewed the proprietors arid had been
assured that the statements reported
had never been mode by them, and in
fact they were on tho whole favorably
Inclined to the unions, The report was
adopted. .
All unionB were reported as having all
members nt work and progressing favorably. The Street Railway Employees reported over B0 new members during last
month, and the Teamsters 16 at last
meeting.
Re the sending of the plumbing inspector to the convention, Del. Dodd reported that a special meeting of the
council had deemed It Inadvisable.
Nominations were made as follows, to
be continued at next meeting:
President—R. A, Stoney; A. B. Chris,
tie.
Vice-President—A. Hogg; D. S. Cameron.
General secretary—B. p. Grant
Secretary-Treasurer—J. B. Chocklev.
Sergeont-at-Arms—H. Corder; A. McLaren.
Trustees—C. E. Shaw, D. A. Hunter,
D. S. Cnmeron, W. Dodd.
Under new business tbe Painters protested against two unqualified men being engaged to point the city library,
3evoral delegates stating the lob was a
disgrace to the city. One man employed on the job had stated he* had never
handled a brush before. The secretary
was Instructed to write to the city council protesting against the Library Committee having city .work done ln this
manner.
A committee was appointed as follows: Dels. Grant, Stoney, Cameron,
Maiden and Christie, to interview the
city council to request their co-operation In opening an employment bureau,
to be conducted under the auspices of
the Trades and Labor Council.
Del. Dodd made an appeal to the delegates for the support of the unions to
the hospital and gas plant bylaws to be
voted on June 26th, as both these mat'
ters were of vital Interest to the work-
era. The parks bylaw Is also worthy
of the workingman'B support,
Tho meeting, on motion, endorsed the
gas plant and hospital bylaws.
The matter of several teamsters having
been fined for taking the wrong side of
the road was brought up and gross discrimination was charged against the
Kollce In allowing autoB to stand for
ours In front of real estate offices and
business places on Columbia and Front
Btreets without a protest, while one
storekeeper who had his delivery rig
standing on a side street had been ordered to remove it. One worklngman
had been ordered to get a load of wood
off the road at once, while factories and
business firms can litter the streets with
Impunity. The poor mnn seems to be
the special object of the police activities at all times.
The Typo delegates, brought up the
matter of printing -being done by the
Publicity Commission and Progressive
\BHoclatlon outside the city, stating they
had evidence to show that many of the
business men. who are the chief boosters of the Progressive Association, have
all their business printing done either ln
Vancouver or Eastern cities. The secretary was Instructed to write the secretary of the association regarding the
matter.
Del. Cameron Introduced a notice of
motion to amend Sec. 4, Art. 2. of constitution to provide for election of officers every six months Instead of an-
nually, ns now.
Receipts, |108; expenses, nil.
B. D. GRANT.
General Secretary.
P. O. Box 934.
MONDAT MayM.WU
COUNCIL PROTESTS
AGAINST $2 PER DAY
PETIT JURYMEN IN B.C.
Asks Attorney-General Bowser to
Raise the Remuneration to
$6 per Day.
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council lias endorsed the recommendation
of Its Parliamentary Committee in a
demand for Increased remuneration for
petit Jurymen in this province.
Following is a copy of the letter addressed to Mr. Bowser:
Re Petit Jurors.
Vancouver; June 11, 1912.
The Hon. Attorney-General, Victoria,
B. C:
Dear Sir: At the regular meeting
of the Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council, held on June 6th, I was instructed to draw your attention to the
ridiculously Insufficient remuneration
allowed to members of petit Juries, and
to ask that the amount be raised to $5
per day, whether their services are re.
quired or not.
Inasmuch as the salaries of judges,
clerks, policemen and other officials
of the government have been raised
from time to time, it is a flagrant Injustice that petit Jurors' wages should
be allowed to remain at the ridiculous
figure of $2 per day. It comes particularly hard on wage-earners, who are
summoned for this duty, for It means
in many cases the loss of remunerative employment tor which the uncertain chance of receiving $2 cannot be
considered adequate compensation.
The hardships Inflicted upon petn
Jurors in the court sessions Just
closed have been commented on freely
by the provincial press, and I will not
recount them, as they must be familiar
to you, and I only refer to them here
as evidence that the members o( the
organized labor movement in Vancouver are not the only people in Vancouver and the province at large who are
convinced ot the Justice 'ot the complaint now being voiced.
Hoping that you will remedy the injustice of the situation »jy providing
the Increased compensation asked (or,
I remain your,
VANCOUVER TRADES AND LABOR
COUNCIL,
Per R. P. Pettipiece, Sec.
ELECTRICAL WORKERS
MAKING GOOD PROGRESS
Three new locals of the Electrical
Workere' International Union (Reid)
have been organized in Canada during the past month, namely, at Hamilton, Out; Moose Jaw, Sask., and
Brandon, Man.
The Canadian District Council, recently in session at Winnipeg, has
decided upon a progressive policy and
will push organization work ln every
quarter of Its jurisdiction.
In the province of Alberta the Electrical Workers enjoy the distinction
of having a union agreement signed
with the provincial government, where
such utilities are owned and operated
as they should be, by those who ubo
them.
DIstict Board Member E. C. Knight
of Vancouver expressed himself this
week, to The Federationist, as being
of the opinion that the coming International convention of both sections of
the Electrical Workers at Springfield,
111., on July 15th, would result In the
membership coming together, regard-
less of the difference between officers.
Clem Stubbs Wins His Point
The protest lodged by President
Stubbs, of District 18, U. M. W. of A,.
against tbe appointment of Harry
Bentley of Lethbrldge, as chairman
of tbe Board of Enquiry to sit on matters in dispute between the miners
and owners, bas been effective, the
Ottawa government having appointed
Justice L. Walsh of the Supreme Court
of Alberta to act ln that capacity.
Lsbor Market Fluctuations.
The labor market In Regina Is well
supplied, so don't think of going there.
In Woodstock, Ont, there is said to
be a demand for good mechanics. Hod
Carriers organized last month and
gained- 2% cents an hour without
strike, and Electricians and Teamsters are organizing.
J. W. Bennett Returns to B, C.
J. W. Bennet, late editor of the Fernle District Ledger, is back ln Fernle,
after a visit to the Old Country. He
attended the convention of the Knights
of Pythias tn Nanalmo last week.
St, John's T. A L, C. Doing Things.
St. John's, N. B., Trades and Labor
Council has voted financial aid to the
striking plumbers of Frederlcton and
the Garment Workers ot Toronto.
Plans are afoot (or the formation of Mover to adjust certain mattets ln con-
"Bill" Davidson Here.
Wm. Davidson, president ot District
6 of the Western Federation of Miners, with headquarters at Sandon, B,
C„ arrived ln Vancouver on Tuesday.
He came here In response to telegraphic Instructions   trom   President
a provincial Federation of Labor.
Sign Writers, Local No. 80S.
We held a very successful smoker
In Labor Temple on Tuesday, June
41 h, at which there was ln attendance some of the non-union Blgn
writers, and we have no doubt but
that our social evening will result ln
an Increase In membership.
The Price of Corporate Ownership.
The Department ot Labor reports
that 289 industrial accidents occurred
to Individual workers ln April, 62 of
which were fatal, and 227 resulted ln
serious Injuries.
Carl Leglen at Seattle.
Carl Leglen, the German secretary
of the International Trades Union
movement and Socialist member of the
Reichstag, spoke in Seattle on Friday
evening last.
"High Cost of Living."
The cost ol serving nine prisoners
with forty-seven meals cost the South
Vancouver municipality the enormous
sum of $11.76.   Comment needless.
Nelson Painters Organise,
The painters of Nelson, B, C, have
organised and a charter of the Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers has
been received.
nection with Britannia Miners' Union,
the headquarters of which are located
in the Labor Temple.
Labor Conventions at Toronto.
Two conventions opened ln Toronto
on June 3rd. They were gatherings
of the International Association of
Marble Workers and the International
Ladles' Garment Workers.
Conorete Appreciation,
The Milwaukee Dally Leader, the
socialist paper, has a circulation or
over 40,000 dally.
Waitresses Local Ho. 786.
At the regulnr meeting.of the nbove
Local, held on Wednesday last, the folr
lowing officers were elected: President,
Miss Madge Dunn; vice-president Mrs.
B. Wright; chaplain, Mrs, Alma Matthews: Inspector, Mrs, Washburn; Inside
guard, Miss Fern La Monde; recording
secretary, Mrs. R. L. Gardner; treasurer,
Miss T. King; executive board, MIsb
McDonald, Miss Elliott, Mrs. Collins;
local Joint board, Miss A. Domms. Mrs.
Callavan, Mrs. R. Gardner; delegates to
Trades and Labor Counoll, Mrs, R. L.
Gardner. Mrs. A. Matthews; sick committee, Miss King, Mies M. Dunn, Miss
Elliott, Mrs. Collins. It was also decided that In future we meet only on the
second and fourth Wednesdays In the
month, and every member not attending
at least once per month will be lined
60 cents for each offence, it Is hoped
that every member will make a special
effort to attend next meeting, June 26th,
when business ot Importance wilt be
discussed,
ROSE L. GARDNER,
Rossland Miners to Celsbrate.
RoBsland Miners' Union will hold
their annual celebration on July 10,
and have Invited J. W, Wilkinson of
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council
to be present and give an address.
Lethbrldge Bricklayers on Strike.
The Lethbrldge striking Bricklayers
are still out tor 75c. per hour. The
"masters" are offering 71c, as the
highest they can afford to pay.
Necessity Talking to ths Workers.
The tailors of Lethbrldge, Alta., arel
organizing, and In Gait, Ont., a number
of trades are talking of organizing.
Shirts g Gloves
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For the Workingmen
We oarry the largest stook of Working Men's Shirts,
Gloves,, and Wearing Apparel of any Store in the
oity The product of the very best Union Faotories
in the land will be found in our Stook. In Shirts we
oarry Black Sateen, Black Twill, Buokskin, Waterproof, eto. >
Prices Ranging from $1 to $4
Working Gloves
Almost an endless variety of the prodilot of the very
best makes, such an Houson's, Penbody's, H.B.K.,
Clark's, Greimell's, etc, made from Sheepskin, Calf/
Bronko, Pigskin, Horsehide, Reindeer, Buok, eto.
Prices Ranging from 40c to $2.25
4 Pairs of Canvas Gloves 25c
LOOK FOR THE BIG RED ARROW
J. N. Harvey
— LIMITED-
125-127 Hastings Street West
Stark's First Aid to Verandah Comfort
These warm days, anything that will help make life enjoyable Is
bound to receive a kindly reception and we are splendidly prepared
for your porch or verandah wants.
HAMMOCKS
ln splendid abundance, every
style, every price and every quality, with pillow and deep' ruffle,
Compare our hammock values If
you wish to be delighted.
JAP MATTING
For verandah or summer homes,
this is Just right, firmly woven
Into two weights, light with cotton warp, also heavy with reed
warp. Perfect in weave and Bn-
lsh.
A COMPLETE 8TOCK OF WOOD WEB AND SPLIT BAMBOO
PORCH SCREEN8 AND JAP MATTING 8QUARE8
JAMES STARK 'MS8
HASTINGS ST. WEST
Between Abbott and Carrall
"Best Three Dollar Hut on Earth"
Richardson $ Potts
MEN'S HATS ONLY
417 Granville Street, Phone 3822
VANCOUVER, B.  0.
HATS WITH THE
UNION LABEL
MEN'S
WEAR SPECIALISTS [
Hatters and
Hskberdssahara
T. B. Cuthbertson
& COMPANY, LIMITED
346 Hastings W.  630 Granville
61» Hastings W.
j      A FATHER OF
Nineteen Children
once remarked that ho oaw no
merit ln tho Haying, "Keeping
everlastingly at It brings suo
ce«H." Peruana not. Some Ideas
run tn large families—others run
to ilollni'H and centH. Here's some*
thing for the latter kind to think
about:
Secretaries ot all unions In British
Columbia are requested to asBlst The
Federatlonist by acquainting It with
Items of Interest to wage-workers.
There are 450 printer* In Vancouver. Printers get 126 lo |33
per week. Saturday comes nnd
these men have over $10,000 to
spend. They spend It with the
merchant that patronize them.
Don't you want a share of this?
Demand the printers' label on all
your work and you will be on the
road to getting your share of
their buslnegg.	
Ten annual sub.   cards tor $7.50;
pay when sold.  Order ten today.
When You Think of
CLOTHES
Think of
OAK HALL
Home of "Tailor Fit"
CLOTHES
"Tallor-Flt" garments for men are
not made In a factory, ln the common acceptance of the term, although they are produced In the
biggest tailoring shop ln Canada.
Machinery does not take the place
of hand-tailoring In the making ot
"Tailor-Fit'1 garments. Experienced tailors, drawn from shops
all over the country by higher
Balarles, do the work by hud. under the critical supervision of
master-tailors who, In turn, are
responsible to the chief designer.
Prices from
$15.00 to
$35.00
OAK HALL
613 Granville Street
L BURNS & CO.
Dealers in
Stoves and Metals
Housefurnishings
MECHANICS'
TOOLS OUR
SPECIALTY
Stove Castings and Repairs Kept
in stock
138 Cordova St. East
PRINTING
E. T. Kingsley
LABOR TEMPLE PRINTER
"The shop where pro^
gressive thought is
merged with the
artistic"
PHONE SEYMOUR 824
Week End Trips
TO CHILL1WACK
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, as for as his time
and money permits, get away from the city from time to time
for a day or so, taking his family for a pleasant outing
It is to meet the workingman's case that the B. C. E. R. Co. has
arranged (or week-end trips, at reduced rates, over ihe Fraser
Valley division of its lines during the summer. Special tickets on
sale Saturday and Sunday, good to return Monday.
Round Trip from Vancouver is only $2.80
Trains leave Carrall Street station at 8:30 a.m.; 1:15 and 5
p.m.  Trains reluming horn Chilfiwack are so timed that the  .
round hip may be made in a ,day with a stopover of several hours
B. C ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO.
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
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