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6IRCULATI6N  7,000
MMMHn WtttV,
Year, No. 72;'
(Organizer Tradea and Labor Congress)
Many readers ot The Federationist
will remember, the appalling explosion ot the Courrlere's mine lt
France, when more than 1400 miners
were killed on March 20, 1806, and
15 others were Imprisoned; 14 tor
20 dayS and one poor fellow tor 25
days; One ot those 14 survivors,
nsmed Franc Haccart, Is now living
In the foreign quarter Ot Fernle, B. C,
with his wife and children, and work*
In the Coal Creek mines near there.
I visited him on a Sunday morning
with the object bt obtaining an ac
count of his terrible experiences from
his own lips. The family were living
In a very modest little house, and
having stated my mission they Insisted, with true French hospitality,
that I must first hsve coffee with
them. At the outset of our interview
a difficulty arose. Haccart, being a
. real Frenchman, could not understand
ssy French, and as he spoke very little
. BagUsh his story was interpreted by
Us youngest son, a bright lad ot
about 13 years who works with his
father In the mines.
Haccart said: "At 5 o'clock on the
morning of the 10th of March, 1906,
I went down Into the 1700-foot level
ot the mine to commence my shift,
sad at 23 minutes past six the-mine
exploded witk a-terrible rear, first
at No. 3 shaft, then at No. 2 and No.
4, -.»<»   1KW   "..-^..ll'"-.'
"Explosion  after  explosion  came,, selves from that criminal neglect by
many days all over the mine, but only*
found dead, men and horses, burned
by the gas.
"We were very hungry and bad to
eat dead horse and rats, with some
hsy and bark off tbe timber. The only
water we could find wss in little
black pools, but tt seemed good, for
we Were almost dead with thirst.
"At last, after being ln the mine
for 20 dayai we got out at 1 a. m. In
the morning.
"Hy wife, who, like hundreds ot
others, had given me np for dead
came to see me, and the ohlldren too,
all ot them, like so many crssy things
with Joy at seeing me alive.
"My body was all blown out and
distended like a balloon with the gat
and bad sir which I had breathed.
"Whilst in the Hospital they told
me that my oldest boy, a big fellow
over 20 years of age, had not come
out of the mine.
"So after I had stayed In the hospital five days I went back Into the
mine every day for one month, until
I found 'bim.
"The mine then was dreadful. It
stunk of rotting human beings anil
horses."   ..-'';       :'■','     ■   ,-•■'■
I asked Haccart why he went into
the mine before the explosion, when
he knew It was so dangerous.
When his boy put the question to
him he looked at me with a world of
pity In his eyes for my lack of understanding, and said with a shrug of hi*
Shoulders and with hands extended
in front, palms upwards
-.,"11 I do not go into the mine we
must starve, If I do go I may come
back.   It Is a lltttfbettSr to go."  .
That struck me as' being all there
was to say about It.
Whilst Haccart wu telling his story
his w|fe .sat near htm. She Is a little
woman whose face bears evidence of
a life of hardship and anxiety, patient-
ly borne, and when reference was
made to her dead boy her eyes glistened tearfully tor i while ss she remembered the. dreadful days or the
Two years sgo Haccart same ■ tb
America and worked for a while In
Corona, Kansas. Whilst In the mines
there he waa ln another explosion
which killed 15 men, but war released
himself after two hours. He haa
worked in the mines tor 33H years,
snd doubtless It seems too late to
him to take np any other kind of
work; but lt passes my understanding
thst he should stay with it after such
an experience.
Speaking of the disaster from the
standpoint of labor organisation he
said that previous to the explosion
there were.600 non-union men ln the
mFnej put after ttsi>ta«^jm^eA
the disaster showing them the necessity of organisation to protect them-
Chief Officer Kelt of the C. P. R,
steamship line refused to do the dirty
work ot the company, during the recent dockers' strike in the Old Country. He refused to scab IL For this
the company "dismissed" bim. Now
they have a strike on their hands, for
wu the Master and Mates' union hu
taken the matter up snd demand his
retaatateaient.   Everybody's doin' ltl
shattering timber 'work, causing the
roof to fell everywhere, snd putting
out all lights. Nothing could be seen,
. but confusion wss heard on every
hand. Falling timbers,' screaming
horses and the dreadful noises ot
hundreds ol men and boys In tbe
agonies of a terrible death,
"Then the gu and after-damp
caught me and I fell unconscious snd
remained so for a long time. When
I came to I lighted my lamp and
looked at my watch, which bad not
slopped, and found it wu 9 o'clock,
"I started to walk without knowing
why or where. The mine wu filled
with fas and smoke, and I could not
go, v',l yards without falling, whilst all
around me were the dead bodies of
my comrades,
JM 1 o'clock at night I found another comrade who, like myself, was
trying to flnd a good way to live.
"We stayed together' and walked
officials which Is only possible where
men are helpless by reason of not
being united for the purpose ot selling their laborpower under the best
conditions and for ths highest price
Labor Day Volunteers Wsnted.
The Labor Day sports committee,
through The Federatlonist, desire to
make a call for volunteers for committee .work on Labor Day. As there will
be no meeting of the Trades snd Labor
Council till September 5, it will be necessary for the volunteers to leave
their names with the secretary at Labor Temple, so that the'work may be
allotted. .    ,    >  •
Union.      ,
Strike at Fort William.
A telegram to The B. C. Federationist from ; W. Madison Hicks, Fort
William, under date of Aug. U says:
"Have tied up the C. P. R. and C. N. R.
freight completely. Kindly tap workers' to stay away.« We want io riot,
but 30 cents an hour."    ■   .-.J
It hu been .said, that
workers begin to sing and wi
of their grievances the day
rebellion is not far off.   If'tjU.     —
be true there is reason for Ur» "unrest", of King Capital.      ,.:■'<;.
Many men are homeless—and some
home less than others.    tf\ -•
read* «» wacl1
increase demand
Nelson Convention Bow" In
Session Will Arrant*
Nelson, B. C., Aug. 2*4
clsl committee of Dlst
the Western Federation j
era will meet .here
morning. "    ,   -"
President Mdyer, on MUM of
i the    International    executive
: board,   having  sanctloaed the
j District executive's action, it Is
the Intention of the'metsmnrOus
miners of the province to notify
all mine and smelter employers
that a demand for an Increase
in wages of 60 cents per dsy,
all around, will be made.,,
The wage for miners wtll
probably be find at 14, while a
minimum wage of IS per' day is
Certain to be adopted pf the
convention for all laborers In
and about'tbe mines or sfctKers.
The men engsged In the metallferous mining industry have
had no appreciable raise ln
wsges since that meiaorable
fight, for the enforcing of the
legauy-enaoted eight-hoar day
some thirteen years ago.'
The fat IS In the- am We
shall see what we shall see. The
miners rarely start anything
they are unable to finish.
leentary Central Labor Body nabor Day
The mayor wants to be habilitated
In a robe ,of office to greet the Dook
when he conies. He ought to look
well In bloomers and a aunbonnet at
the head ot a squad of "Jingo Jackasses," a la "Joe" Martin.
As affairs politically go ln Oreat
Britain, It Is not democracy, but aristocracy, that is on trial.
... i .    ;   '. i   .   • . '■ .        '
Labor Day Celebration
A Monster Parade With Floats
Dancing in the Evening
I OUMBEBLAND, V. L, Aug. l».-"Do
you see that stone building over there,
not more than twelve feet frets the
tracks J" asked a Cumberlsad alaer ef
u associate the other lay,
"Tes; what ot IM"
"Well, that Is a powder uagastae. It
belongs to the coal company, ant hu a
capacity of from 100 to IM fans-of
high explosives. Have yon sver
thought ot what might happen If anything should happen that' would Ignite
any portion of the contents?"
"No; can't say tbat I have, but say.
It would be some explosion, wouldn't
It?"   _
'•I should Idas a pig- Say nut, there's
enough powder there to blew a corner
off' this old Ulsnd. As explosion ot
that Imposing structure would result
in the Immediate death of more miners
than the coal company hu killed la
the put five years.
"Do you remember that Instanoe,
some three years ago, when a miner,
as wss the custom then, had a can of
black powder In the boarding house
where he wu staying, snd something
went wrong and that few pounds ef
powder exploded? Do you remember
the desolate lookiig street the morning
after—broken windows and the. general shakeup this burg got at that
Ume? . i'
"Now, If a two or three-pound cab ot
powder can do the damage It did, what
would you figure the result would be lt
anything should happM to that maga-
slne over there?   , :■   ; "
"I wonder how .Mash of the town
would be left or even how man
would be left to tell the tale?"
'Holy geel Let's get out of here.'
Hold on; nothing doin'; let's ■
little further Into this thing.
"Last Monday night, between 11 and
12 o'clock we bad a fire here.. The
uw mill burned. The iemee spread
to within a few yards of that magulne.
so close tbat the walls must have been
warmed up. "• »#, s»V
"A few of us miners, realising the
danger, beat tt for our families, and
with them hit Out ea different roads
In case the exported did happen. Why,
sosta of the keys' ran for miles to
places of safety. Others went home
resigned to take their medicine along
with loved ones If It cams to the worst
Then Others, fearful ot the company's
interests and being Ignorant ot the
danger, pathetically rashed tt the danger tone.
,  "That wu oa Aug. II.
"You remember at the mass aassrhai,
the other night, the 4th; that Bm. Foster touched on this Same menaoe to
public safety, and urged that a petition
be circulated asking for the removal st
the ntagstiae to safer quarters.
i'go a
blind to such thing*. Thereto akw the
ot same* who statu here
. ivtrystoath. Beaevtrataa
anything about ft Thus ate the
paid by the gsranawat to task
ir; saeh matters. H to etoarly a
of the law te have thus tug-
.ita' la towa, but tha ostsgeay's toluenes statu to outweigh aay etasM-
erattoa at sroteottoa to hasaw His,
Mr. Crothers woe* Itere ftanta here
toaethlag to eeeepy hit atttttaa atat
he visited tola oaasp. Leeks to sstosra
Ilka ministers -at capital rttjttrshea
__              to ma tha
WWr*Henoe"elBoe'th« it Is strikes, demands lor
,.j.,,       Revisits Vancouver.
J. H. Bodlin, a former Vaucouverlte,
paid this city a flying visit this week,
and left for Seattle, where he Is working st his trade, on Thursday.
fl i....ir
When in Doubt
TOT .only are they
Canadian manufacture, but they are union
made, and no union
man should wear any
other kind.
The tact that they
are union made proves
that they are well
made, and the name
"Peabody" Is your quality guarantee.
Price: $125.
COMPARE THEM—Note the lit, yardage, number of
pockets, flnlBh, etc. There's no other overalls, that can
hold a candle with them for good values:
LOOK AT THE JACKETS-Theyiare equally good. Note
the gauntlet cuffs, and the uniform band collar, and then
you'll be satisfied there's only one good Jacket, that's the
one'raade by Peabody.
Hudson's Bay Stores
Enough Delegates In Sight Now to
Insure a Banner Convention
at Guelph.
All eyes of the labor world ln Canada are Just now trained upon the convention of the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, convening at Ouelph
on Sept. 9.
Of far eastern delegates there Is
likely to be a fair representation and
of course Ontario and Quebec will be
out ln full force, because of the comparatively short distance and low cost
of sending delegates.
The Winnipeg delegation, to date,
looks something like this:
Trades Council—Messrs. Rigg, Johnston and McOrath.
Boilermakers, 126—Hawthorne.
Blacksmiths—W. J. Bartlett.
Carpenters U. Bro.—O. Armstrong.
Electrical workers—J. L. McBride,
J. 8. Milne.
Letter Carriers—W. H. Hoop.
Machinists—D. McCallum.
Malntenance-of-Way—8. J. Pegg.
Painters—B. A. Scott.
St. Rly. Employees—Alt, Scoble.
Typographical—H. Strange.
The Western Canada representation,
as far as can be ascertained will line
up as follows:
B. C. Federation of Labor—R. P. Pettlplece.
Victoria Trades and Labor Council—
C. Swertz.
Vancouver Trades Council—J. W.
Vancouver Typographical—W. R.
Vancouver St. Ry. Employees—Two
Vancouver Amalgamated Carpenters
—W. Poxoroft.
RevelBtoke Bro. Firemen & Engine-
men—F. R. Mitchell.
NOW Westminster Trades and Labor
Council—D. 8. Cameron,
United Mine Workers—Clem Stubbs.
Alberta Federation of Labor—J, O.
Lethbrldge Trades and Labor Council—Donald McNab.
Saskatoon TradeB Council — W,
Saskatoon Typographical — Robt,
Saskatoon Plumbers and Steamfltters—W, Armstrong.
Reglna Typographical—W, Morris.
Moose Jaw Trades Counoll—W. McAllister.
Brandon Trades Counoll—H. Taylor.
Brandon Amal. Carpenters—W. D.
Portage La Prairie M. ot W. E.—H,
Irwin and A. E. Barker.
Belmont M. of W, E.—J, Flonlal.
Naturally enough, some of the above
will fall to get away; but later elections will probably Increase the number.
News-Ad. Grousers Put It all Over
Province Crabs on Battlefield of Cambie Street.
Tuesday afternoon the "News-Ad."
bunch of ball tossers defeated the
"Province" aggregation on the Cambie
Street grounds by a score of 14 to 10.
The game was called at 2:30 with the
"New-Ad." men at bat, and from then
on until the end of the ninth Inning
at tea time the fun was fast. A goodly crowd of rooters were on hand to
cheer on their favorites and their criticisms were given with audible and
cheerful frankness. A goodly amount
of Irish confetti was also on hand
for the umpire, but was not used u
"his ump" distributed "balls" and
"strikes" with great impsrtisllty.
The feature of the game wu the
magnificent form displayed by Olson,
the "News-Ad" wonder ln the pitcher's hole, and Allinson's work on tec-
On the Contrary Every Effort Will
Be Hade to Push Work on
Big Undertakings.
A report reached The Federatlonist
during the week to the effect tbat the
B. C. Electr<c would probably sbut
down all Its extension work on tbe
B. C. mainland and Vancouver Island
about September 1st, thus throwing a
small army of men out ot employment.
On Interviewing officials of the B. C.
Electric concerning this report, It was
stated that there wu absolutely no
foundation for the rumour and that lt
was entirely false,
"Tbe company," said a B. C. Electric
official, "Is at the present time engaged on varied and extensive operations
all over Its territory, which means the
employment of a large number of men.
lt Is the intention to proceed with
these operations, as far as possible,
during the fall and winter months.  Of
ond. They both played maJor_league course, when rainy weather comes on,
our forces will not be quite so large
as during the summer season, but,
wherever possible and with due regard for economical working, the operations will be pressed."
"Just what the operations of the
B. C. Electric mean on the mainland
and Island may be judged by a casual
statement of the official to the effect
that at the present time there are
about 5500 names on the company's
pay roll and the cheques for salaries
and wages to this force amounts
monthly to approximately $550,000
Even this large Bum does not represent fully the company's wage bill as,
in addition, the concern is having
some of its projects carried on under
contract, payments under which are
not included ln the above total.
Among the large operations which
will be carried on during the fall and
winter, according to the official, are
the works at the Coquitlam Dam and
the new power house on the North
Arm of the Inlet. On the former
work will be vigorously pressed, as
far as weather permits during the
winter, and on the latter task the
plans of the company call for the completion of the power house so that the
first unit of 14,000 b. p. may be in
service during the latter part of this
year. The work of clearing land
around i.ake Coquitlam will be carried
on aB late as possible, but ln November the enow about the Lake will probably put a stop to tbe work tor the
AH over the mainland, on which the
company operates, 96 miles of city
and suburban lines and 184 miles of
Interurban line, the work of tramway
maintenance necessitates the constant employment of a large number
ot men. In addition extensions are
always under way and as far as pos-
ball, except tn the eighth, when "Ole'
loosened up and allowed the "Province" four hits.
The casualties were a $4.15 straw
"lid" of "Tobey" Hill's hit by Pitcher
H. Bailey ln the flrst. Birnle was
wise when he borrowed that "Cau-
been." A few "distributors" refused
to work the next morning, caused by
the exercise.
When the "News-Ads" trim the
"Sun's" wagon-tongue wellders they
will be the "champeens" of Newspaper
The score:
AB.   -
Blair, cf.  S
Leresle, 2b  6
Menzto, lb  5
Tamleurlno, c. ...... 6
F. Bailey, 3b  5
Blakely, If  B
King, as  B
H. Ualley, p  B
Slica, rf  B
Totals 47   10
slble this work Is continued throughout the winter. The passing of the
Point Gery bylaw, which will shortly
be presented to the electors by the
Council, will mean the employment of
a large number of men on construction
work In that municipality.
On Vancouver Itland the company's
work will be pressed u vigorously
during the winter es on the mainland.
The operations at this point Include
the work on tbe Interurban Una from
Victoria through the Saanaoh Peninsula, 21 miles ln length, whloh It Is
expected will be opened about the
flrst of next year. A contract wu recently awarded for the erection of a
large dam In connection with the
Jordan River power plant and here at
leut the preliminary work will be
done during the winter. The company
Is also erecting a large steam auxiliary plant, costing 1460,000, along Its
Saanach line and operations on this
project will be vlgourously pressed.
The brief outline of the projects of
the B. C. Electric which will be carried
on during the fall and winter u given
above by the official of the company
form a complete refutation ot the re-
port as to the company's suspending
extension operations.
Mm*, Will Adjean la
:  lhm to BaatiJtp lta*
Preparations for Ubor Dsy to''Tar
wver on Monday, Sept. I, art aem
well la haaa. The Treats aalJdth
Council Labor Day eathsjtttts top     .
over ITM to prtou aad task. «3 I   '
splendid aragrsauaa at sparttto htjjst
arranged.  One ot the fasten erases   .
will he a tea adit sad firessSsatatar ,v
cycle race, under tha gagstoto tithe
Mtor creto&sk KTmmmf
Uataa Bead will he to ttrudus. aa
daraad aa sight pises otehoatre _t
prevtoe mule   tor the daaea.   Tit
grenade at Hatttaga Park, reatoi tot
the day at a very nominal ahaateaMs
the ItihlaHtaa  trrrriittm gsgtttSs*
■tat, will be fitted np suitably tar the  jj
blgplenie. The profiiaasaM win heps*
on at 10 a. u. aad coatiswed wttftata . jf
tht evening.. Prlatoa procrtauttatfsm i-
b» avallaat*early atat week trassW '!■"
mar ud Hstttaaataseeta. The adstss-
slon fee of batala tpta. ehlidrsa aav
der I free, petow tie cafe eetteg wto>
la reach ol sit fM u tht asp Is arrays
observed u s general holiday there
slwuld be a bsaaer attendance.   -
Alfred   W.   8adthers,  of  Italia,
ohslrman of the Oread freak PatMt'
board of directors, said to Oa Hta»
Advertiser oa Monday:
•H there will toat bt a lst-up HI
story ot Canada's progress,
prssslon seta in, tit Waste
Placed oa ths shoulders at
demudt are bscatataf
ud unriispaahto thai
(Button of time umttl I
the em —   -
"Seems to me to be about time we
placed a few miners on that teaaeU
"Meantime I guess it's up to .„.
Miners' Union to take steps ta protect
'Guess ydu're right, old man; will
see at next meeting night of the union.
Be goodi'
If the Hon. Mr. Crothers come here,
as he wu supposed to, when on the
Island, these things might have been
pointed out to bim. The chief Inspector of mines wu here a month or two
ago, but It looks as though he were
%* also litutrly   oc at
strikes retarding the work oa the O. _
T. P.  It la the fault atnath aarttv «•
soubl* ud biilMestor efetoto u this
■in who are directly to htatse.tor all
the suffering and lahtusaa Iftwataal
of the men on construction, who are. i
compelled to go on strike.   The government officials know these fscta ud
they, too, sre not leu blameeble.
-—~—t"   . tt
Typos snd kehul leeks. -
The International Typographical Us-
Ion, at Its annual session lut week at
Olevelsnd,   Instructed  ltt
committee to Invsstlgata I
book situation as related to ths publishing Industry," aad to "campaign
for the adoption by school boards at
tut books manufactured by employers ot union labor.''
There will be no meeting st
Vancouver Trades ud Leber
Council until Thursday eveutag,
Sept. I, Labor Day week. It
hu been tugguted by some at
the central labor body delegates that Council meeting
should be held wuhly, and It
Is Just possible tbat the executive will give conslderatloa
to such a proposal before
winter sets In.
There are to be stirring tlmea
in Vancouver thlt winter, and
lt would not hurt to have at
least a series of open meetings
In the Labor Temple during the
winter montbs.
AB.  B.   H. PO.
Alllnson, 2b  6
Gonial), 3b  6
Vernon, e;  6
Birnle, ss  6
Hll„ cf.   B
Metsiger, lb  6
Llmlblom, If  6
Olson, Ib '. B
Mason, rf,  B
Totals 49   14   12   27   18     0
Summary—Stolen Bases: News-Ad. 10,
Province 4. Struck Out: By Olson 8, bv
Bailey 6. Bases on Balls: Off Olson 4,
off Bailey 3. .Hit by Pitched Ball: Birnle, twice on the "sand dome" by Bailey.
Time of Game, 2:26.   Umpire, Oliver.
The Old-time Glimmer of Gold.
Arthur ("Ole") Olson, one of the
bright young men of the News-Advertiser staff ot ad men, Is back this
week from a trip to his mining claim
In Skagit County, Wuh. "Ole" says
"there Is millions in it"
Overalls and Shifts
Tho satisfaction to lie derived {rom wearing union-
made goods iihoiild always be an inspiration to men
who work tor wages, but lie who dons a suit of
can rest assured that he is not only giving employment to union women, working in Vancouver, but
is the happy possessor of wearing apparel that will
give satisfaction every minute of the working day.
Wm. J. McMaster & Sons, Ltd.
1176 HOMER ST.        VANCOUVER, B. C
 .:■_: PAGE tFWO
SATURDAY.... 4.UOUST 24, 1311
The Royal Bank
of Canada
Paid-up Capital, A   7,500,000
Reserve 8,500,000
Total AsieU 114,000,000
One Dollar will open
the> account, ud your
business will be welcome
be it Urge or small
Twelve Branches  in  Vancouver
Seat Offloe          Taaamivsr, a.O.
Aatkesttaa Capital. 10,000,000
Tha Bank of Vancouver appreciate* the confidence placed in lt
by the people; and It la alwaya
ready and Willing to extend every
courtesy and liberality that la con-
Blatant-with safety and good management
Tom tMoottBi vary cordially
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Broadway and Ash Sts.
Granville St. Branch, 114$ Gran.
villa St  • ' \i
Pender  St.  Branch,  Cor;  Pender
and Carrall Sts.   '
General Manager.
Assistant General Manager.
The Bank of
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Published weekly by The B, C. Federationist, Ltd., owned. Jointly by Vancouver. Trades and Labor Council and
the B. C. Federation of Labor, with
which Ib affiliated 16,000 organized wage-
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should be politely but firmly relegated
to the rear.    /(
President Gompers Is ready for -promotion to Labor's Senate, along with
more than half of his executive board.
It Is time for a change.
Correspondence from unions and unionists Invited.
'Unity of Labor; tha jjjjjjj ot the world."
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,   The Home of High-Clan
Where Everybody Goes
. Few mea ln the organised labor
movement of this continent have anything but admiration tor Samuel
Gompers, president ot the American
Federation ot Labor, ai a man among
men.' Whatever may be Ms shortcomings they are infinitesimal as com:
pared with the work which haa devolved upon him as head ot the
A. F. of I*
Samuel Gompers and many of Us
colleagues were ln the trade union
movement long before many of ub
Were born.
They navei done yeoman service—In
their day.
But economic conditions today are
changing very rapidly.
The methods of yesterday will not
suffice for the needs ot today.
Corporations have organised wealth
production Into Industries.
The days ot the hand tool and orafts
are about over.
In the transformation the workers
have been organised by the machine.
They now work together, Industrially.
So must they organise and federate
their Interests.
Just as the corporations are becoming fewer and larger so must the present trades union movement.
' Such a thing aa jurisdictional
squabbles are a disgrace to the disputants.
The modern machine is rapidly reducing the workers to a dead level,
that Is to say, the necessity of skilled
workmen, craftsmen, Is dally becoming lessened.
' Wage workers are becoming machine tenders, cogs ln the wheels qf
And, worst of all, the workers are
bought, sold and replaced lust aa any
other part of the machine equipment,
without regard to the human element
entering into the transaction.
With the unemployment of thousands of men becoming aoute, the
grinding of men, women and even
children Into profit, a tremendous Increase In the countless victims of Industrial accidents, the purchasing
power ot wages ever becoming less,
governmental powers being used more
and more to protect and defend corporate employers, an ever-Increasing
conflict of Interests between those who
have "acquired" the beefsteak, and
those' who create all the wealth but
have nothing but the appetite; with
these and many other (actors at work
lt devolves upon officers In the international labor movement to be
something more than Samuel Gompers
has aspired to of later years,
President Oompers' latter-day connection with the National Civic Federation arid his association with active
members of the Militia of Christ, Is, In
Itself, enough to damn him as a director of the, hosts of rebellious workers st this stage of the game,
Mr. Oompers and his associates have
served well and did good and necessary work—ln their time.
But modern capitalism. calls tor
something more than they can or are
prepared to give.
The old school must give way to the
new, If the preasnt trade union movement on this continent Is to make tor
human progress and serve the highest
and- best Interests ot those who pay
the piper.
Mr. Oompers, bis adorers and his
splendid machine, have adopted the
"ttandpat" policy.
Personally they may be all that
has been said in defense of them.
But that has nothing to do with the
question at all.
Men are no better than the principles they espouse or the organisations they represent.
With much truth lt might he argued
that the officers of International and
parent organisations are at all times
a reflex of the membership which
electa them.
But none more than Mr. Oompers
himself recognizes the power of a few
well organised organizers, with unity
of purpose, among a great army ot
men who are notoriously spathetlc.
There are two willing factors In the
labor movement: One element willing
to be the officers and do the work;
the other, the majority, dead willing
to let them, do It.
Hence lt Is Impossible to at all
times make any given rule or axiom
It Is all very well for fawning minor
officers and labor editors to throw
epithets at and make accusations of
all sorts against any who only express
what IS ln the minds of an ever-increasing number of unionists, but such
criticism proves or settles nothing.
The fact remains that slowly but
surely the membership ot organized
labor Is awakening to the necessity
ot taking a greater interest ln the
executive control ot their organizations,
Tbe movement started by the coal
miners against Mitchell's unholy affiliations, the ousting of O'Connel by
the Machinists on clear-cut Issues, the
resolutions now being passed and
circularized by tbe Painters', Clgarmakers' and other International unions
clearly indicates the growth and development of a better conception of
tbe, mission of the labor movement
among the great Industrial army.
' Church politics, too, cuts altogether
too much of a swarth In the American labor movement. It should be
eliminated altogether.
The Federationist does not advocate
short-term office. On the contrary lt
believes ln the retention of experienced men at the head of the world-
movement of labor.
But unless the officers learn to at
least keep abreast of the times they
"If you don't do lt I'll get some
One who will!"    ,
How often It Is the experience of
lob-chasers to hear that expression.
Meaning, of course, tbat If the one
addressed thusly Is not sufficiently
starved Into submission to crawl and
jump at the slightest behest of the
slave-driver, the latter glories In the
knowledge that the labor market contains others who will obey without
question his every beck and call.
In South Vancouver last week the
city hall clerks murmured a bit about
working night and day, with no extra
pay, In order to send out a few thousand tax notices.
The little shrimp ln charge of the
department heard of the clerks' complaint and Immediately hied to the
Big Noise, after which he pompously
Issued tbe edict that unlesB the slaves
took their medicine and swore they
liked lt he would "discharge" them.
For a real downright display ot
"authority" the cockroach boss Is In
a class by himself, ,
If the workers of South Vancouver
municipality hadn't less sense than an
Ulster Irishman, who lights the battles of lords and dukes, they would
clean out all and sundry responsible
(Or the practise of such miserable
Corporations have grown to where
they drive young women to prostitution, so low are the wages paid and
so arduous are the duties.
But there Is no excuse for a big
growing municipality like South Vancouver to permit ot the adoption ot
the same pernicious principle.
Is your name on the voters' list?
Union dues ensure dividends, ln
higher wages, to wage workers who
Invest ln them.
There are more union paint shops
ln Chicago, 111,, that there are painters
In British Columbia, «
Just as naval stokers are being used
ae strike-breakers ln tbe Old Coun;
try so win the. militia be used ln
Canada when the occasion arrives.
If It cost a unionist ot Port Arthur
115 and costs to Bay "Gol darn the
militia," what would be the penalty
tor things said about the same kind
ot.uniformed bosses' monkles ln Vancouver?'
"Jingo jackasses!" Is what Joseph
Martin dubs the promoters of war
in England and Germany, both plants
controlled by tbe same trust, by the
way. The Hon. Joe sometimes guesses
As an authority on Inconsistency lt
must be admitted tbat Samuel L.
Landers speaks by the book. If the
Hamilton Labor Snooze says so, lt
must be so. Trying to follow S, L.'s
political affiliations, causing temporary dizziness, Is pleaded in extenuation.
Many a man In the "business" world
Would like to be free enough to say
and do the things he is compelled to
condemn, by the Interests higher up.
After all wage slavery Is not the worst
kind of slavery, aB many a dally news,
paper writer knows full well. Better
a slave than a literary prostitute!
The C. P. It. has refused to give
an exaurslon rate to the prairies for
harvest "hands," because there are
men on the coast who refuse to work
for nothing and board themselves on
railway construction work. If unemployment can be accentuated sufficiently the poor devils may be starved
Into accepting the railway pirates'
Organization has undoubtedly shortened the working hours of labor ot
those who organized. The competition ot the labor market Is making
lt. ever more difficult to organize industrially, but it can be done, especially where, the membership pay
some attention to the selection ot lawmakers.
The metallferous miners of British
Columbia secured a legal eight-hour
work day,- legislatively, years before
lt would have been accomplished Industrially. Quite.true, lt was necessary to enforce the "law" by a strike
ln some parts of the province, but
the enactment ot the law forced the
Issue to an Immediate climax. And
the miners won.   Get that?
The earning capacity of the Canadian Pacific Railway system having Increased during recent years the management bas quite properly decided
to Increase the capital stock ot the
company a million or two. Which
simply means that the amount the
C. P. R. employees now earn but do
not receive will pay the normal rate
of Interest on the Increased capitalization, The expansion of the ramifications of the company makes It possible for the company to employ more
Blaves, More slaves means more profit. More profit means more dividends.
More dividends means—well, It means
nothing to those who produce them,
Having ln mind the success of the
two or three municipally-owned newspapers on this continent lt might, be
well for Attorney-General Bowser to
look Into the possibilities of extending
the scope and usefulness of the Provincial Gazette. The governmental
press bureau could then print their
copy first hand, Instead of having to
Buffer the Inconvenience of the present cumbersome system. The amount
of money now paid out for the publication ot the names ot those semiannually stricken from the voters' list
would, If put Into the new venture,
meet the additional expense ot adding
a news service to the Gazette.
Often as not lt Ib the man with
patches on the seat and knees ot his
overalls who complains of agitators
seeking to have him "divide up."
The poor half-starved wretch never
had a square meal/ ln his life and
wouldn't know how to live If given
the opportunity; so long has bis nose
been bent to the grindstone of dally
toll. A bunch of trained monkles
couldn't serve the Interests of the
employing class any better than this
species of slave. An Idea would crack
their thick skulls. It tt the dividing
up with the boss every time the
whistle blows that keeps the worker
where It is Impossible for him to divide up with his own class.
Next January more than one hundred delegates from tbe unions of this
province will meet In annual convention at Victoria, when the needs and
requirements ot wsge workers will be
discussed and the executive board of
the B. C. Federation of Labor Instructed as to what the membership
would like done. If a tenth of that
number were elected to tbe legislature for one term the workere would
accomplish more than ten "conventions." And once the laws were enacted there would be the necessary
Industrial organization behind to enforce them, Mining Inspectors would
inspect. Workmen's compensation
would be paid, as set forth in the
act.- The Elections Act would be
amended to give workers a chance to
vote anywhere in tbe province, with
reasonable limitations. In short, as
the Federation slogan puts it, "or-
ganized to do what the membership
gives It the power to do."
When a working man is out ot a
job and his wife and kiddles are located ln a small rented tenement or
apartment house, awaiting his return
with food—and he falls to do so.
That's sb near hell as any man Is
afraid of. Protesting against such a
condition Is called "unrest" by the
capitalist newspaper apologists. Yet
there are many of such cases In Vancouver right at this minute. What
the condition will be this winter remains to be seen. Yet there are pin-
headed flunkies of the employing
class, earning about $60 a month
themselves, who have the Impudence
to say "there Is plenty of work ln
thlt country for men willing to work,"
Hanging is too good for such beasts.
They are devoid ot a particle ot manhood; their blood bas turned to
. Clarence,. Darrow has been acquitted, He may have been compelled
to be as crooked as the counsel he
was pitted against, but he was not
foolish enough to do anything that
would endanger his card ln the lawyers' union. Unionists can well wish
thatUhe whole dirty case be exposed
to public view. There Is still must
to be written ln connection with tbe
MoNamaras. The frameup "confession" just on the eve of an election
that meant the threatening ot certain
big Interests In California and the
trading In "justice" enacted Is no
credit to any country. If the Mc-
Namaras were what has been said ot
them, by themselves, tbey should have
got the same dose as any other poor
devil. That lt was possible to make
a dicker at all looks auspicious to say
the least The real effect sought by
the ruling class, In prosecuting Darrow, may be accomplished, inasmuch
as It will tend to discourage competent lawyers from acting as counsel
for union officers whom the governmental powers seek to put out of the
way for Interference with their right
to rule and rob the working class.
Hon. T. W. Crothers, minister ot
labor, has abandoned the proposal to
appoint a federal permanent'board of
Investigation, to administer the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act
Ftrst for the reason that at present
it would require at last halt a dozen'
such boards to keep up with the procession, and probably because of the
reception the proposal received when
Mr. Crothers recently visited Western
Canada. The minister bas been experimenting -with a plan to make the
boards semi-permanent In certain localities and Industries. For Instance,
the board that made an award ln the
recent dispute, arising out of a case
In the Crow's Nest coal fields, was
continued for a time. Several 'dlf
ferences have since then been adjust
ed, evidently with some degree of satisfaction, else President Clem Stubbs
of District 18 would have been heard
from, Whatever may be the outcome
of Mr. Crothers' experiments In settling disputes between organized workers and corporations It must be admitted that tbe department bas at
least been trying to do something ln
that directions.
Cards inserted for $1.00 aMonth
Meete In annual convention In January. Executive officers, .1912-18: President, .J. W. Wilkinson; vice-presidents,
Geo. A. Burt, B. D. Grant, J. H. McVety,
R. P. Pettlplece, 3. Roberts, O. Slverti,
J, J. Taylor; see.-treiw., V. R. Mldgley,
Box 1195, Vancouver.
Meeta flrst and third .Thursdays.
Executive board; J. Kavanagh, preaident;
Jolin McMillan, vice-president; R. P.
Pettlplece, aeeretary; ^.Jaa. Campbell,
treasurer; A. Beasley, statistician; J, H,
McVety, serKt.-at-arms; F. A. Hoover,
trustee; 3, W. Wilkinson, trustee.
every Monday,   President, P, Sabln;
vice-president,   Jaa.   Bltctin;   aeeretary,
John McMillan, Labor Temple.
—Meets aecond Monday.Id month.
President, E, Jarman: vice-president,
George Mowat; secretary,' A, H. England,
P. O. Box 66.
Dlrectora: Fred A, Hoover, J. B.
McVety, James Brown,'Edward Lothian,
James Campbell, J. W. Wilkinson-, R. P.
Pettlplece. John McMillan Murdook McKensle. Managing director, J. B. Mc-
Vety, Room 211.   Sey, 6160.,
pentera and Joiners—Room .209.
Sey. 2908. Business agent, J. A. Key;
office hours, 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Secretary ot management committee.
Wm. Manson, 918 Raymur avenue.
Branchee meet every Tueaday and Wednesday In Room 808.
. doner.' Local No. 48—
Meeta second and fourth
Saturdays, 7:80 p.m. President,   J,   Klnnarrd;. cor-
, responding secretary, W.
I   Rogers, Room 220, Labor
Inanclal secretary,  P.  Robln-
flrat and third Wednesdays, 8:80 p.m.
President, C.. E. Herrltt; recording sec-
detary, Geo. W. Isaacs; secretary-business agent, C."F. Burkhart, 489 Abbott
Street   Sey. 2174.
BARTENDERS'    LEAGUE    NO.    676—,,,
' Meets  flrst and  third  Sundays  of-fl
each month, 7:30 p. m„ Room 806. President, Walter Laurie; .secretary, A. Mao-
Donald; treasurer, Wm. Mottfshaw, Te).
Sey, 458 (Yale Hotej). 	
and Joiners, Local No, 617—Meets
Monday of each week, 8 p.m. Executive
committee meets every Friday, 6 p.m.
President A, Richmond: ■ recording secretary, A. Paine; financial secretary, L,
H. Burnham, Room 804.   Sey. 1880.
, and Jousts. South Vancouver No.
1208—Mat* aaaa'a kail, 21st and Fraser
Ave., every vHaay, 8 p.m. President
Wm, Robertaoa; recording secretary, B.
T. Phillips, Coulngwood East; financial
secretary. J. A, Dickenson, South Van*
couver P. O.; treasurer, Robert'Lindsay,
Cedar Cottage,  ,
—Meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m., Room
307.    Preaident, James Haslett; corres-
J eroding secretary, W. S. Dasnall, Box
8; financial secretary, F. R. Brown;
business agent W. a. Dagnall, Room
215.   Sey. 8799.
and Iron Ship Builders and Helpers
of America, Vancouver Lodge No. 194—-
Meets flrst and third Mondays, 8 p.m.
Preaident, F, Barclay, 353 Cordova East;
secretary, A. Fraser, 1161 Howe Straet,
Meeta flrst Tuesday each month, 8
p.m. Preaident Robert J. Craig: secretary, J.' C. Peuaer, Kurta Cigar Factory;
treasurer, 8. W.Johnaon.	
At the smoker, under the auspices
ot tbe Trades and Labor Council,
New Westminster, during the week,
Secretary B. D. Grant, whoVs also a
general organiser for the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners ln this district, said, ln part:
" ,' . . I believe In the universal
working card. . . . The day of the
craft laborer and craft union, as such,
is fast drawing to a closer The carpenter, the bricklayer, the mason, the
plasterer and the plumber are more
and more losing their distinction as
being members of an exclusive craft,
on account of the fact that modern
machinery and progress are forcing
the skilled laborer to the wall. . . .
I am not opposed to the Introduction
of machinery. Machinery has made
for the progress ot the world, and
cannot be stopped by the puny efforts of workers. The workers must
meet modern conditions with modern
methods. The craft union muBt give
way to the introduction of the universal working card, other conditions
being equal. It will be a step nearer
the federation of our present forces,
embodying all that Is Implied by the
one big union Idea." The address was
well received by the representative
gathering of the Royal City labor
Brotherhood of Painters.
At our last meeting the referendum
"That the Brotherhood withdraw from
the Building Trades Department" was
adopted unanimously. Our members
also voted In favor of the Vancouver
Building Trades Council withdrawing
from the Department. General-Secretary Skemp reports that seventy-five
per cent, of the strikes during the
spring of this year were complete victories, twenty per cent, were compromised and five per cent. lost. It
Is probable that half of the demands
tbat were compromlted could have
been won outright If lt had been uob-
slble to furnish funds with which to
push the fight a -little harder and
keep It up a little longer; but money
gone and credit exhausted, men become discouraged and accept the half
loaf. The absence of any provision
for a fixed strike benefit and the narrow limitations of the Defense Fund
develop a spirit of self reliance, but
when local unions, Involved in a life
and death struggle with well organized and financed employers' assoclt-
tlons, call for assistance the situation
Is discouraging. The remedy Is to
Increase the contributions to the De-
fense Fund. Local 188 is prepared to
its share.
Banher Congress Convsntlon.
The Guelph, Ont, convention of tbe
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, which opens a week-from Monday, promises to be the biggest and
most representative of all Canada
ever held. The western delegation
will be very fair, considering the distance involved,
British Columbia Division, C. P. System, Division No, 1—Meets 10:30 a.m.
third Sunday In month, Room 204. Local
chairman, J. F. Campbell, Box 482. Vancouver. Local 8ec.-treas„ A. T. Oberg,
Box 432, or 1008 Burrard street
The Man Who Puts Wear Before
Style in His Shoes
is apt to get the advantage of a moderate
price instead of a high one, provided he
chooses his store right. A man would be
well advised to come here and see these
shoes we have just unpacked.   They are
riot deficient in good looks but their chief
interest lies in the fact that each pair can I
and made to give good service."
$2.35 for men's box calf bluchers with standard screwed and
sewn soles, leather lined, broad, easy last.
$3.00 for men's velour calf bluchers with stout sewn soles.
93.00 for Men's Russia calf bluchers with sewn soles.
Boy's Box Calf Bluchers; Solid wear,'suitable for everyday or best.
Sizes 1 to 6 for 91.65       Sizes 11 to 18 for $1.35
Sizes 8 to 101-2 for 91.00
1 pair can aay "I am solid leather
David Spencer, Ltd.
Campbell's Clothing
 is honest clothing
IT stands for real value in quality of cloth, trimmings and workmanship—and is ■ guaranteed to
keep its shape.
Just take a look at your own. Does it fit on the
shoulders and around the >collar? Has it held its
proper shape in frontt That is where Campbell's
Clothing stands in a class by itself. Let nj ihow yon.
sT*!***      Keat^o The Campbell Clothing Man
U nam Dei S 23 Hastings Street East
Padmofe's Big Cigar Store
That is Different
We Print the B. C. Federationut
213.—Meets Room 801, every Monday
8 p. m. President, W. P. Carr; vice-president, Fred Fuller; recording secretary,
A. A. McDonald, 5 Lome atreet east; financial secretary, Harvey Sauder; treaeurer, H. H. Free; press secretary, Arthur Rhodes; business agent, H, A.
.Tones. Room 207, Labor Temple,    ■■ ■  ...
621 (Inside Men)—Meet every Friday Room 206 8 p.m. President 8. 8.
Duff; recording secretary, L, R. Salmon:
treasurer and business agent, F. L. Eat
Inghausen, Room 202.   Sey. 2848.
Meets second and fourth Tuesdays
of each month. President, J. Fox; vice-
president. Wm. Thompson; financial secretary, Wm. Worton; secretary, A. O.
Hettler. 426 Dufferln street. Telephone,
Fairmont 1288,
ASSOCIATION, No. 88 X 52—Meets
every Friday evening, Water street, between Cambie and Abbott. President, B.
Hughes; secretary, T. Nixon, 740 Powell
ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:16 p.m.
President, Robt. Thompson; recording
secretary, J. Brookes; financial secretary,
J. H. McVety.   Sey. 6360. ._,_
Decorators', Local 188—Meet every
Thursday, 7:80 p.m. President H. Murry; financial secretary, F. J. Harris,
1668 Robson St.; recording secretary,
Skene Thompson, Sub P. (X No. 8, Box 3;
business agent, W. J. Nagle.	
every Tuesday,  8 p.m.,  Room  221.
President,   T.   Burkes;   secretary,  Mike
Knelling, 882 Richards street.
No, 280—Meets every Thursday, 7:80
p.m., Room 802. President, H. Spear:
recording secretary, Jas, Jamleson. 921
Drake straet; financial secretary,. Ed,
Branch—Meets second and fourth
Tuesdays, 8 p.m. President, Fred Rumble; corresponding secretary, James Ray-
burn; flananclal secretary, Wm. Jardlne.
Employees, Pioneer Division No. 101
—Meets Labor Temple, second and
fourth Wednesdays at 2:46 p.m. and flrst
and third Wednesdays, 8 p.m.   President,
H. Schofleld; recording secretary, Al
bert V. Lofting, Box 18. City Heights
P.O.; financial.secretary, Fred A. Hoover,
2409' Clark drive.
178—Meetings held first Friday ln
each month, 8 p.m. President, H, Nord-
land; secretary, W. W. Hocken, P.O. Box
603; flnanolal secretary, L, Wakley, Box
TILE LAYERS' AND' HELPERS', Local No. 62—Meets flrst and third
Wednesdays/ each month, 8 p.m. President, R. Neville: secretary, P. O. Hoeuke,
Suite 2, 1302 Woodland drive.
Meats lut Sunday eaoh month, 2:80
p.m. President, W. S. Armstrong; vice-
president, Q. W. Palmer; secretary-treasurer, R. ft Neelands, P.O. Box 8i
Imperial Wine
54 Cobdova Stbbet West
Phokk Smr. 955
Direct Importers of
Twinkle Scotch
Goods Delivered Free to sll
parts ot the city
Look at the Label
tj It is not a Jaeger Shirt unless it bears the name. Because ol its lasting quality and
distinot- style of fabric and
rjolorings, the JAEGER shirt
has become immensely
T. B. Cuthbertson
845 Hastings W.   SN Orsnvllls
619 Hastings W.
Hl«h-CtoM Commercial
utd Publication Printers
E. T. Kingsley
Labor Temple, Entrance oa Hornet St.
Light and Heavy Horses
646 Hornby St.     Phone Sey. 793
Berry Bros.'
Agents for Cleveland Cycles,
"The Bleyole with the Bepatatton"
Full line of accessories
Repairs promptly executed
en x&iTxiioi iv. a.
Tflone .Uymoar 7503	
,, - ■ *.—
Cowan & Brookhouse
LaSOBTSMPLS        ..PHONsSiY.aaoe
Origin of Species, Darwin.... 20c
Age of Reason, Paine 20c
Eight Lectures, Ingeraol!.... 20c
The People's Bookstore
152 Cordovs W.
137 Cordova Street W.
Basement Hotel Cordova
A Credit to Union'Workmanship
Dealers in
Stoves and Metals
Stove Castings and Repair, Kept
in slock
138 Cordova St. East
Ask Your Barber tot
That delightfully refreshing aftei
shave cream.                 i
Wholesale anl Betall.            \
SIT BOBSOB STBB1T             '
X    j**jjf Seymour 4401	
When You Do Drink Beer
Beer L
|^r?£j Of America rQ>r
BgaaaiTMBj HA.mrwmaiD.soi I
See that it is drawn (rom a keg bearing'
this label
See that this Label ii Sewed
in the Pockets
q lt Stands (or sll that Union
Labor Stands (or.
Week End Trips
Every worklngman needs, rest snd change. It's true he can't
take a winter trip to Southern California or an extended trip
te 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 worlcingman's case that the B. C. E. R. Co. has
arranged lor week-end trip,, at reduced rates, over the Fraser
Valley division of its lines during the summer. Special tickets on
isle Saturday and Sunday, goodjo return Monday.        ,
Trains leave Carrall Street station at 8:30 a.m.; 12:15 and 5
p.m. Trsiiu reluming bom Chilliwsck are so timed that the
- round nip msy be made in a dsy with a stopover of several hours
, i-ff ii^SSt.'
Come and View New A*-
tiv&U in Women's Tailored
ASvaaoa fan etrles an sow
oa display la the Bolt Dapart-
' neat Hany saw faaturee an
to fee found. Tha salts an
rather varied In styles, out*
favoring- tha SS and 34-lnoh
laaftik *>» halted atyla la
muoh la evidenoe ud the out-
atralfht Una eSeet even where
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the deck ffia^»ed the, wa*e8 of
IsteV o?£k„?OD- "r Orowtllw. Minister or Labor, was on the Coast an*
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Dear Sir.    i°l,tUw*'  Jul*  »«•  >•»••
ld5.Tn.fint.1 h"V" Tour ,,U,r 0t "■•
Are not you mistaken ln eaylna that
my Department ln 1910 made a rufini to
the effect that none but Brltlah aubleeta
?»«"I "Wlsr lor a Board "iSwffl
under the Industrial Disputes Act. I
5Sei1»,^hS,rr I'5, looket ">™ 'h« Act,
Bri.iJi,',S,?i.."la.t by Sec"on M none but
tlU'A J,"1*"" are allowed to be mem-
KK? "' B?snl»i hut I have not seen any-
uX&SSuf* ll}« n°"e but British ml-
re,,could .'PP'X.'or a Board. However.
Ls h.JS'S' w'th my doput>' tomorrow
Sn .iah? "" «■«• yo« mentioned looked
apeotm,- iray 8 you IatBr re-
. Remember me kindly to Pettlplece
Pearaon and Webb, et al. '      '
Jarnes H. McVety, Esq..'all Labor Temple, Vancouver, B.C.
B..    -.    pttawa, Aujust 1,  1912.
Sir: The Minister has asked me to
write you regarding the points raised
In your letter of July 18 relating to certain Phases of the Industrial Disputes
Investigation Act As the Minister has
explained to you, the Act, under Section
*£, provides that none but British subjects may serve as members of a Board,
but does not refer to the question of
citizenship in making application. Your
ie«er refers to correspondence which
toik place with the Department in connection with an application on behalf
of the employees of the Union Steamship Company sent to the Department
on November 18; 1910. In a departmental letter of December 22, addressed
to Mr. John Pearson, one of the persons
from whom the -application had been received, Mr, Pearson was informed among
other things that tho Minister, before
the application was granted, "must be
satisfied that the parties whose names
appeur as signatories to the application
are British subjects." This was th|
ruling of the then Minister of Labor.
Mr. Pearson on January 4, 1911, took
Btrong exception to this ruling. • In your
letter of July 19 you point to certain
objections to this ruling and ask If lt Is
still effective. In reply I am to state
that the Minister's View Is that there
are many reasons why it would be well
that the signatures to an application
should be those of persons resident in
Canada; the Minister is not aware If
any circumstances which would require
or Justify acceptance of an application
not signed by residents of the Dominion. I am to add that In any application for a board it should be made
clear to the Minister that the applica.
tlon Is made at the expressed wish of a
majority of tho employees stated to be
concerned In a dispute, tho application
being otherwise in conformity with the
I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant, F.  A.  ACL AND,
Deputy Minister of Labor.
James H. McVety, Esq., Room 210 Labor
Temple, Vancouver, B,C,
Vancouver, August 14, 1912.
Hon. T. W. Crothers, Minister of Labor,
Ottawa, Ont.
Dear Mr. Crothers:   Replying to yours
of the 25th ultimo with reference to ap-
glicatlons for the appointments of
oards signed by other than British subjects. I have also received the letter
you referred to from Mr. Acland and It
follows very closely in style his usual
non-committal replies.
Having tn mind your statement while
here that you were not ln accord wiqli
the decision which I showed you at the
time, one paragraph of Mr. Acland's letter Is Interesting, inasmuch as tt practically confirms the decision which I
have referred to.
"In reply I am to Btate," says Mr.
Acland, "that the minister's view is that
there are many reasons why It would be
welt that the signatures to an appllca.
tlon should be those of persons resident in Canada; the minister is not
aware of any circumstances which would
require or justify acceptance of an ap-
El .cation not sighed by residents of the
There has never been any question
about, the applicants for Boards being
residents of Canada, ln fact how .can mon
be employed In Canada, unless very close
to the line, unless they reside here?
What we would like to get ts a straight
decision as to whether applications aro
to be received according to the act—
from persons employed in industries covered by Its provisions; or whether the
employment of other than British subjects renders the legislation non-applicable In any or all industries? If this
is the decision of the Department, then
we find ourselves in the position of first
requiring to ascertain whether the em-
filoyees are aliens or not, and tf they are,
he Government declines to appoint men
to investigate matters, the aliens are
compelled to submit for Investigation
under penalty. It appears a somewhat
far fetched view, but tt also appears as
though the alien employees are forced to
strike without investigation, while British subjects are refused permission to
do so. ■ i''_
I will be glad, Mr. Crothere. if you
will render your decision on this matter and make the decision a matter of
record and precedent *ln the Department
so that we will know what to expect on
future occasions.
™ "?i,V)     JAS. H. MOVETY.
Room 211 Labor Temple.
"Jos" Clarke at Clevsland.
Joseph A. Clarke, now an alderman
ln Greater Edmonton, Alta., is one of
the prairie Capital City delegation to
the Grand Aerie-Fraternal Order of
Eagles, now In session at Cleveland, O,
Joe not only takes an active Interest
In labor questions, but/Is some baseball fan, Under date ot the 6th Inst,
he writes, In part: ". . . . I saw
a fancy baseball game ln Detroit yesterday, and Ty Cobb, aB usual, made
a couple of sensational plays, and Hal
Chase nearly made one. I'm going
to see the celebrated Boston team
against the equally celebrated Veau
Gregg of the Cleveland team this
Wage-Workers* Forum
"The B. C. F. ot L. In Polities."
Editor B. 0. Federatlonist: Tour
correspondent, J. Kavanagh, In discussing tbe possibility of the Federation
entering the political field, tells us
that this matter "requires serious consideration." Many of us were already
quite aware ot that fact, and his further remarks do little more than make
It even more obvious.
For Instance, we can only presume
that he has abandoned all seriousness
ln his own consideration of the question and has started to poke jokes
when he says the members' of, the B.
C, Federation of Labor are "no farther
advanced In economle Intelllgsncs
than were the trades unionists ot
Great Britain when they formed the
I. L P." This In view of the fact that
the Federation has declared fOr a defined Socialism; and considering also
that the I. L. P. and the Fabian Society attempted for many years to
gain the co-operation ot the trades
unions and were only successful after
a hard educational campaign.
It Is hardly worth while dealing
with any other matter your correspondent submits until he has had time
and Inclination to take to heart his
own advice to others and seriously
consider the question ss to whether lt
Is advisable fOr the organised working
class to take possession of political
Speaking for myself, however, and
I believe ln doing so I am also echoing
the sentiments ot a large body ot or
gsnlsed workers In B. C, I ssy that I
am not enamoured of the policy ot the
Socialist Party of Canada. Platforms,
infallible between, and measled at
most conventions; chunks of Illuminated economle terminology, and irresponsible talk, seem to satisfy the S.
P. C. The organised workers of most
countries are demanding and getting
tangible material benefits because they
have entered politics. It Is up to the
workers ot B. C. to cease grovelling In
petitions to McBride and Bowaer, to
Bordens and Flndlays, and to begin to
plant their own feet ln the Dominion,
Provincial and local parliaments,,"
they ever hope to get the goods.
The presence ot the workers In these
places constitutes the real social revolution, and none but orthodox politicians and pseudo scientific Socialists
will stand In the way of the workers
using their own solidly built organisation and machinery to hasten the com-
Ingot that day. p B{_„
346 Fifth Ave. Jv".
Rice Lake Camp.
Editor B. C, Federatlonist: With
reference to an article ln your last
Issue regarding conditions In the Rice
Lake camp, where work Is being prosecuted by the North Vancouver City
Council. The writer has had an Interview with Aid. W. J. Dick, chairman
of the Waterworks Committee. He
takeB periodical visits to the work
and camp at least three times per
week. He himself has spent several
years ln camp life (construction
campB, etc.) and contends tbat he has
never been ln a camp run so well
as the one under discussion. He
further Informed me that he would be
pleased at any time to accompany
a committee from any organized labor
party—this at ten (10) minutes notice—to visit an* inspect the conditions. Other prominent, officials I have'
also Interviewed speak in the same
Btraln. Regarding wageBi Your correspondent claimed that only *2.50
per day was paid. This Is partially
correct. This is paid to muckers, and
Ib at the same rates as paid to Vancouver workmen (organized civic employees) viz., 35 cents per hour—for
the same class of work tunnel men get
either M or KB0 per day. Board Is
$5.25 per week. Does this not call for
an Investigation?
Personally, I do not consider organized labor has anything to gain
by the publication of matters ot
this description unless there is good
solid foundation for same I do not
suggest that there Is not In this case,
but ln view of what information I
have been able to secure it might
appear to others in a different light.
P.S.—Writer is a member of Pioneer
Division 101, Street Railwayman's
North Vancouver, Aug. 15.
Editor B. C. Federationist: Owing
to the outrageous conditions prevailing on the construction work of the
G. T. P. and the fruitless attempts
on the part of the workers to have
their lot made better, they have been
forced to use the only other weapon
left, namely the strike. Along some
three hundred miles of grade the
camps are deserted and men have
been pouring Into Prince Rupert on
every train by the hundreds. In spite
of this the capitalist sheets are at
their old game. One Vancouver dally
paper stating, ln big head lines, that
the strike had collapsed; another
making the statement that only
twenty men had quit work In. the
vicinity. The local papers- ln the
north are equally as bad, doing their
best (or worst) to discourage the
workers, but ln this they have failed
dismally, for every one up here
knows the facts. The conditions in
the camps were horrible ln the ex-
treme, the most of them being In a
very unsanitary condition; the food
being of the poorest and the price
of clothing and other articles entirely
out of reason. Some of the camps
have been ordered destroyed by a government inspector, since the strike
started. The company's hospital at
Lealy's Landing has been condemned
and has been ordered remodelled,
showing that the men had just cause
for complaint. The demands of the
men are that nine hours shall constitute a day's work, with a minimum wage of $3.25 for muckers and
13.50 for drillers; time and a half for
overtime and Sundays; board not to
exceed tjl.OO per day; better food and
strict enforcement of sanitary laws;
hospital fees to be turned over to
I. W. W., who will equip and maintain all hospitals; organizers and delegates to have access to the camps at
all times.
Sec. Local 326,1. W. W.
Prince Rupert, B. C.
Congress Delegates and C. P. R,
Ouelph, Ont., Trades and Labor
Council has circularised prospective
delegates to the forthcoming convention of the Trades and Labor Congress
of Canada asking them to route their
tickets via the Canadian Pacific railway, primarily because ot certain
benefits that will accrue to the Guelph
Junction Railway, owned by the city
of Guelph ar.d operated by the C. P. R.
on a percentage bBsis. And this be-
cause "the City of Ouelph is Interesting Itself In the success of the Congress, and is making a money grant to
help defray the expenses Involved
Young Man Inveigled Into Bow-
ser'i Machine Steamrollered
by Banker Accomplices,
A good ezsmple of the advantage "of
being a "free-bora British subject"
comes to light ln Fernle. The name of
the lad Involved Is withheld for obvious reasons.
A young clerk who was working In
the Fernle branch of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce was put on the
voters' list at the Instigation of the
bank manager. At the time the lad
was only 20 years of age, but lt was
felt that the Hon. Mr. Ross woullneed
all the help that could be got to return
him at m last election. '
In the meantime, however, some of
the local Socialists had brought him
round to their way of thinking and he
was full to the brim with his new-born
belief In socialism and never suspected for a moment that ln a "free country" he would be interfered with.
He spoke to others of his kind In
the bank about his Intention of voting
for Davidson, the socialist candidate,
and so, when he went to vote at three
o'clock on the day of the election, the
officer In charge of the polling had
been "put wise" by the bank people,
and said: "Oh, by the way, Mr. ,
how old were you.when you registered
as a voter?" The lad told him, and
the officer said "You have no vote,
He returned to his work, snd at five
o'clock was Invited Into the manager's
office and severely lectured for daring
to hold opinions antagonistic td those
of his master.
After a "gruelling" he wss told thst
he would be transferred to Bevel-
stoke, and there he Is now.
His wages ln Fernle were $25.00 per
month ln cash, plus his . board ■ and
room in the upper storey of the bank
premises, where he was required to
sleep so as to be handy ln case burglars wanted to shoot somebody before
robbing the bank.
The latest that can be learned Ib
that he occupies his spare time ln
Revelstoke learning to play "Rule Britannia" on the mouth organ, and studying the dividends paid to the shareholders of the Canadian Bank ot Commerce.
in way or nu.woa&D.
Local 676, B. of L.
Did you ever atop and ponder, Ha thla
old world ewlngs around,
On the. various kinds of people that
. you. meet?
Did you. ever note the difference 'twlxt
an old and faithful.friend
And the ordinary man upon the street?
When you have money plenty and you're
calling up the boys ,
That linger with you while you drink
and smoke?
Did you ever note the difference ln that
self-same crowd of men,
And the chilly way  they greet- you
when you're broke?
A man may be a criminal, and to get
the ready cash,
Resort to all the tricks    behind the
Rob the widow nnd the orphan, turn his
brother out-of-doors,
For with him the end will Justify the
Then  society  bids   him   welcome,   and
opens wide Its doors,
And with the best he's qualified to
And they tell him that he's clever, and
he gets the cheery smile,
'Cause he has tho big slmoleons tn the
All men are not spendthrifts, nor are
they common drunks, -^
Nor wine ond women always make one
Dame Fortune Is a fickle girl, and when
she stacks tho cards
You are very often apt tn cut a deuce.
And when you're up against It, and the
clouds are hanging low.
And the dust from off the road will
make you choke,
You must mingle with the has-beens and
go 'way back to the rear,
For you're guilty of the crime of being
Dimes and dollars, dollars nnd dimes,
An empty pocket Is the worst of crimes.
Do   remember,   old    pal,   when    .you're
spending your cash
That for one day of turkey, there's six
days of hash.
Machinists' Union,
President Johnston, ot the International Association of Machinists, In the
August issue of the Machinists' Journal, gives a very interesting account
of the activities of his organization
since he took office ln January last.
It will be remembered that the last
election of officers In that organization
was fought out on Socialism vs. Militia of Christ lines, Johnston representing the Socialists thought, while J. A.
O'Connell's membership ln the Militia
of Christ, made him the sponsor for
that organization. Considering the fact
that the new officers were left a legacy
of strikes unheard of ln the previous
history of the organization, the old
line officers have freely predicted disaster for the Machinists under the new
regime. Johnston says In part:
"Owing to the large strikes which
were In effect when the new administration entered upon Its duties, we
have been able to give scarcely any
attention to the much needed work of
^"Notwithstanding the fact that we
have not had a single organizer In the
Held since the beginning of the year,
and with our vlco-presldents giving
practically all of their time to handling of strikes anil adjusting of grievances, I am pleased to say that we
have not only held our own, hut show
an increase In membership over and
above what we hail January 1, 1912.
"I exceedingly regret that so much
time, energy and money are being
spent In conducting striken, some of
which might have been avoided and
the time, energy and money could have
been devoted to real constructive
work, viz., that of building up and
strengthening the organization.
"Just as soon as we can adjust some
of tho strikes now in progress, special attention will he given to the
great work we have before us, namely
that of reaching the great army of unorganized machinists. There are hundreds of thousands of men working at
our trade who are eligible for membership in our association.
"They must be reached and brought
within our fold. Great progress can
not be made while so many thousands
are out of touch with the great labor
movement. So let us stop striking,
unless It Is to defend the cardinal principles of the association, and give your
officers a chance to organize the country. There can be no such thing as permanent peace while bo many are unorganized.
"In accordance with a resolution
passed by our last convention we have
gotten out several new pieces of organizing literature. The number of
leaflets will be added to from time to
time. We will be glad to supply lodges
with these leaflets free of cost upon
The Fcilcnitionist Is now qunllfled to
publish legal notices of every description, In compliance with Provincial laws.-
Land notices, company notices, by-laws—
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Catalogue now ready»»0ut of town customers
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It has been suggested that we
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setting forth the superiority
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the proposed card, (-we will
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Just outside tiie Baptist church,
Fernle, a peculiar little scene might
have been witnessed a week ago hy
those who hac eyes to see.
Two prisoners, one a young lad of IS
or 19, clean limbed, bright-eyed and
curly-headed, and the other a more
seasoned may of about 35, with one
of the most artistic examples of the
tatooist's art on his arms that one
would wish to see. The prisoners
were fixing the wooden street crossing
under the direction ot Olty Jailor W.
The elder of the two was serving a
sentence for vagrancy, and because,
according to the local "beak" he had
refused to earn his living by honest
work and had sought to emulate the
local real estate dealers,and other pillars of Fernle society.
The lad was serving a IS days' Ben-
tence tor peddling without a license,
and at the completion of his term must
face the charge of entering Canada by
eluding the immigration officials at
Gateway. For this desire to earn his
living honestly he was put In jail and
his stock of cheap Jewelry confiscated
by the customs officers.
One of the prisoners Is sentenced because be won't work; the other be*
cause he wants to work.
They say Fernle has not been quite
right ln Its head since the lire.
*. snaLAimi
SMMtary Vancouver Typo. Union and
Ksmbsx of South Vanoouvn
fohool Board
Smlthars 8corched.
The News-Advertiser credits H. II.
Stevens, M, P., with this statement:
"Mr. Smlthers of the 0. T. P. lntir
mates that efforts should be made to
stimulate agricultural Immigration.
Presumably his Intention would be
that these men should be used on
railway, construction. Another ot the
causes of the present labor conditions
In B. C, Is the Introduction by American contractors of the American system of transferring large numbers of
laborers, chiefly 'Dagos,' from one
part ot the country to another. This
class ot men do nothing else but railway work. The result of this system
is that there are no permanent settlers
brought Into the country by the railways during construction and the decent settlers along the line will
scarcely work with a lot of 'Dagos.' It
Is because of this system that Mr.
Smlthers and his company are desirous of Importing Asiatics. In my
opinion If the Grand Trunk and the
Grand Trunk Pacific would treat their
men right and keep faith with them
when they make an agreement there
might be some Inducement for the
Government and public men to sympathise with them In their efforts to obtain labor. Under present conditions
there Is not."
Provincial University.
As predicted by The Federationist,
the new B. C. University is not an Institution for the masses, but one exclusively for the classes. The Sun, In Its
leader, has this to say: "The McBride
government has worked its wtll upon
the new University of British Columbia
Ot that there remains not a shadow of
a doubt. The University of British Columbia begins Its existence in complete
thrall to party Interests and administration caprice. The first convocation,
which was held yesterday, was the opening scene In a farce which will not
end until the province sends to the
legislature men large enough, mentally,
to understand that no seat of learning
can adequately perform Its true functions or establish Itself In the opinion
of the world while lt continues at the
mercy of a political clique."
Lethbrldge Unionists.
At a mass meeting of wage-workers
ln Lethbrldge, Alta., last week, W. M.
Donahue, president of Montana State
Federation ot Labor, Lewis Dllne,
secretary of Great Falls Trades and
Labor Council, and local unionists,
were the speskers of the evening. The
meeting wu heralded by a brass band,
and Mayor Hatch occupied a seat on
the platform.
Ths "Industrial" Ides.
Toledo, 0., Typographical union has
signed a contract with the publishers
which contains tbe proviso that the
"contract shall be null and void In,
oase of trouble with an allied craft,
providing such trouble can not be first
settled by arbitration, such arbitration to be In accordance with the provisions of this.contract." Not much ln
Itself, but an Indication of the trend
of the times.
Survival of ths Slickest.
It looks aa If a grain-carrying rate
war between British and American
vessels on the great lakes Ib In sight.
The formation of the +10,000,000 merger of Canadian and English steamship lines to monopolise the trafilc on
the lakes seems to be the Immediate
cause of the tempest
, L. T. English In Alberta.
Leo. T. English, an ex-member of
Vancouver Typo, union, Is secretary of
the newly-formed Alberta Federation
of Labor. His address is Lethbrldge,
Alta. There are few better posted
men in the organised labor movement
than Bro. English, and a few more
contributions to the labor press from
his welldlrected pen would be appreciated
Wear Leader
It helps you to be well
dressed for less money.
An endless variety of
soft and stiff hats of
every conceivable style
nnd color are here at a
saving to yourself of a
dollar to n dollar and a
Leader Exclusive
$2.00 Hat Store
S. W. Corner Hastings and
Abbott Streets
In this regard organized labor
should be alive to the Immigration
situation and be on Its guard to its
own welfare.
"A spirit of sanity seems to hover
over tbe new millinery," says a fash-
Ion writer. This Is a ponderous sen-
tence, to say the least.
It might be a good Idea for six or
eight hundred unemployed wllllng-to-
workers in this city to call personally,
some evening, on the cheerfui old sissy
presiding over the destiny of the
News-Ad. editorial sanctum. The
realism ot the "labor market" might
set the old hen a-cluckln' once more.
It hasn't been In the western ozone
of the soft, salt sea breezes of the
briny Pacific long enough yet to understand,    -  -
Is there a sane man, employer or
employee, on earth who believes that
the present Industrial unreBt and rebellion of a robbed working daBS can
go on forever? There could not be
so much of lt unless there was a
mighty good reason for lt. The mission, then, of organized labor must be
to make the cause of the trouble a
foremost Issue. When the workers
learn the cause It will not take long
to remove lt, and with it the effects.
The 'Tlser Is very much nettled
since the arrival ot "Joe" Martin over
the fact "that gun and warship makers
in England are at the bottom of the
demand for an adequate British navy."
The morning oracle delves Into history as far back as the Spanish Armada to point out that there were always cynics and faultfinders at the
navy. It might have also added that
there was only one real brand of naval
loyalty, and that, by divine right, belonged to the torles—or in the words
of "Joe"—to the "Jingo Jackasses."
The only people In Canada who take
the Allen Labor Act seriously are those
who are paid to do so. A few federal
government officers are understood to
be on the coast, even now, "investigating" the operations of the Act. This at
a time when the Canadian Northern
railway at Fort William have chartered
the ship Forest City to bring in strikebreakers from Houghton, Mich.,, ln
cargo lots. The best method of mending the Allen Lsbor Act Is to end lt.
The farce has passed the screaming
Before this time next year hell will
have ho terrors for thousands of
working men and women on this coast.
So grave has become the situation,
even at this early stage of the game,
that the local dally newspapers can
see It coming. There is nothing to do
up north but scab on strikers; there
are hundreds of men walking the
streets of Vancouver right now, some
of the still unwilling to work for
nothing. Large appropriations voted
by municipalities for public work are
almost exhausted. The outlook Is one
that leads those who know to—wait
till lt comes. There'll be 'el a poppln'
this winter, all right, all right.
The World very rightly says: "We
have had lately: In Vancouver more
than" one arrest which could hardly
be Justified If the strict law which
guards 'the liberty of the subject' were
observed. Some arrests have more
than Justified themselves, others have
not, and It Is not out of place to remind the over sealous of the opening
words of a standard 'Manual of common law,' 'Every adult has an Inherent
right to personal liberty, which consists ln the power of locomotion without restraint other than by the due
course of lav.' 'Any restraint on the
free power of locomotion, though It be
only by a show of authority of force
constitutes imprisonment.' We need go
no further. We are anxious to see
Vancouver a law-abiding city, and
those In authority setting an example
of respect for the law."
no. KOYaro hotvu
oramroM sttlx, otrr.
Tha Mm Situation Balnr Takaa Op In
Xast.ni Canada.
The Moving Picture Operators nre
still standing pat nnd refusing- to break
..their obligation taken when they Jolnod
their organization. The theatres nre
still putting on   pictures,   though   tho
Crejection In aome of them Is fur from
elng up to the atahilnrd, anil the risk
from a film Are should be well considered by the general public before entering these places of amusement.
Telegrams have been received from
the fourth vice-president of the I. A. T.
8. R, stating that he haa taken up the
film situation tn Eastern Canada, and
threatens to put referendum Into effect
If trouble here Is not settled at o»tce.
Also that the General Manager, of ,he
Canadian Film Kxchange baa wired local
manager here to cancel agreements with
Exhibitors Association, anil to supply
films to anyone that will pay for them,
The General Film Exchange has prom-
Ised to follow the aame course. It remains to be seen whether this will be
carried out or whether the manngers
here try to evade the orders.
At a meeting of.the exhibitors held
Thursday, It was ,'ltdted that there
would have probably been some action
taken, that would have resulted In n set.
tlement of the present difficulty, but
for the fact of telegrams being received
about tbe films, but that now the exhibitors wish to go ahead In order to flnd
out for sure whether they can control
the film supply or not, for If they could
not have this control, there was no use
of having an association. '
All loyal union men are requested to
notify all their friends nnd families to
kee paway from any moving picture
theatre that does not employ competent
union men.  .
Portland Shingle Weavers.
Shingle weavers are requested to
stay away from Portland, Ore. There
Is a strike on for union wages at
the University Shingle mill and WeBt
Side Shingle mill.
A. E. Bellamy, typo., was a visitor
In town during, the week, hailing this
time, from Tabdma,
John Koy, business agent for the
Amalgamated Carpenters, who has
been confined to the house for some
two weeks, Is able to be around again.
It. P. Pettlplece will leave for
Guelph, Ont, next Friday, to attend
the Trades and Labor Congress convention aB delegate from the B, C.
Federation of Ubor.
Vancouver TradeB and Labor Council has unanimously endorsed the
principle of Industrial Unionism, and
will circularize all labor bodies of
the continent to pass upon the same
question. It is estimated that It will
take a month to mall the necessary
circulars, at a considerable cost to tbe
central labor body; but It Is contended that a discussion Ot tbe issues
involved will repay the. council.
G. T. P. Hospital.
Regarding the hospital system on
the G. T. P. in the northern part of
British Columbia, Mr. Stevens, M.P.,
says: "It Is well known that this system is a disgrace to civilization and
has been condemned by the provincial
and Dominion official. No doubt before Mr, Smlthers arrives on the scene,
after a month or so of notice, many of
the objectionable features will have
been removed, but up to a week or so
ago the conditions were very bad. Men
are charged for hospital and doctor's
fees and yet In cases of accident or
sickness receive treatment which in
civilized society would scarcely be accorded domestic animals. Therefore It
Is small wonder to me that there has
been a series of complaints from the
men regarding the treatment they re-
celve along the line."
Stevent Speaks.
The Federationist believes the following to be the most straight-forward and emphatic assertion yet made
by H. H. Stevens, M. P. Working-
men have become so used to political
trickery by members at parliament
that the following will be Interesting:
"There Is not a company operating ln
Canada today that has done more to
antagonise labor than the Grand
Trunk and the Grand Trunk Pacific.
In the Bast they are continually in
difficulty with their men and have re-
peatedly refused to carry out solemn
agreements made between, tbelr company, the men and the federal ministers."
C. N. R. a Nervy Outfit.
The Canadian Northern, through its
agents, objects to a proposed wholesale transfer ot men to the prairie
provinces from B. C. on the ground
that that company needs hundreds of
men on construction work. At present
there Ib a large number of unemployed ln this city and ere the snow
files there will be thousands more out
of work. The C. N. R. fancies that It
will be able to starve them Into submission. But B. C. workers will light
before they'll starve!
The Barbers.
Business Agent Burkhart reports
progress all along the line. While a
few shop cards have had to be removed others have been Installed and
the local membership is growing steadily. The agitation among unionists
urging them to patronise union barber
shops Is beginning to have its effect.
"Archie"' (at Doc Morgan's) reports
gunning not as plentiful as for the past
two months; in fact, "squirrels" are
scarce; nearly always a barometer of
finance, though oftener o fmen.
Coast Shipping.
Victoria, B. C—Shipping good; few
members ashore. Vancouver, B. C—
Fair. Tacoma, Wash—Medium; prospects uncertain. Seattle, Wash.—Fair.
Port Townsend, Wash.—Poor; prospects uncertsln. Aberdeen, Wash.—
Medium; prospects uncertain, Fort-
land, Ore.—Poor; prospects uncertain.
Eureka, Cal.—Fair; - prospects uncertain. San Pedro, Cal.—Fair; prospects
uncertain. San Francisco, Cal.—Good,
Honolulu, H, I,—Dull; prospects poor.
Over 90 Per
Cent, of Our Customers.
"There's a Reason"
from $15 lo $35
613 Granville Street
Something New
If you are ruptured you should
have the bast. This mesns thst
you are looking for a new Johnston Appliance.
Writs or Call for Information
Private Fitting Rooms
The Johnson Truss Mfg.
Phone Sey.   I»n    694 Richards
6760        ttU.       Street
can save a day's pay or more
if you let him buy new or
second hand
Chins, Crockery, Oraniteware
Hardware and Stoves from
897 Granville St., Cor. Smythe
Phone Sey. 8743
Break Your Chains-
and go back
to the land
We Help You to Locate
nesteads and Pre-Emp
in British Columbia
Western Farming & Colonization Co.
5 Winch Building       LIMITED Vancouver, B.O.
"Best Three Dollar Hat on Earth"
Richardson & Potts
417 Granville Street, Phone 3822
New "1912" Fall Apparel
is arriving dally—and Inspection
Is Invited to the Classy Autumn
Coats and Suits in fashion's
newest and most attractive designs in plain tailored and fancy
styles. In all the new materials,
such as chinchilla, zebelims snd
light wool blanket cloths, we
have already a good assortment,
Including many exclusive models. Women desiring something
new and correct ln Early Fall
garments should not fall to see
"Stark's" first showing. Also
has been received a shipment of
new opera coats In elaborate
designs and trimmings in a variety of shadgB and materials.
.    HiSTMas ST. WIST        Batwaal Abbott and OarraU.
who has been running a union
men's store at 804 Main St.
will move one block north to
Our Motto is: "One price to
everyone, at prices to compete with any store in town"
Linemen's Union-made Gauntlets
 '■   AND 	
Building Hardware, General
Hardware, Tools for the Carpenter, Cement Worker, Machinist, Plasterer, Bricklayer
Lawn   Mowers,   Rakes
Spades and Hose and all
requisites to make your
home neat and tidy
1 Hastings Street West
Phone Seymour 684
Union Men, Support
Your Own Principles
Simonds Saw
the sawthathas ho equal
We would Remind You the
Simonds Saw is Ihe Best Saw
that can be Msde
Sole Asrati lor Vancouver
111 Hsstings tt. W.
Phons Ssymour 204
David Wadds
25 Hastings Street East
Phone Seymour 2970
Where Rents are lower
They  Sell  Cheaper
(Opp. B. & K. Wharf)
When you play Pool Plsy al the
Limit Pool Parlor
Headquarters Lathers' Union
SB Hastings Street East
J. 0. Parliament, Prop.
*] When you buy your suits
(rom us you are doing so. We
employ union workmen only.
fl In dealing with us you are
helping yourself in another way,
because you are assured of the
FIT snd the MOST UP-TO-
tion will noon Mart. Buy now beforn
price* jump; four Inrge lots left; only
ii block front waterfront, right at Sec*.
cm) Narrow*: 1650 each; quurter cash,
balance 6, 12, 18 montbs. Wbat will
tltene be worth when building begins?
Whltaker & Wbltnker, The North Van-
couver Exports, 430 Howo street, Van.
NOTICE Is hereby given that on anil
after October 1st, 1912, shares in tbe
Vancouver Labor Temple Company, Limited, will be Increased from 11,00 to 91.60
per share.
Managing Director.
WAVTSD—Hoys to deliver The Federatlonist.    Good boys can earn money
. every Saturday morning. Call at GS&
Pender Lane,
We Dye for You!
515 Hamilton Sheet
Also Repairing
and Alterations, i
All Goods Called for ud
Phone Seymour 8009


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