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The British Columbia Federationist Jun 29, 1912

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Fourth Year, No. 64
$1.00 A YEAB
(Secretary 0. .
Tha 0. Nj.J
been droppui 3
As the edit >,T
JR. Strike Committee.)
Strike Bulletin has
'the strike committee,
he B. C. Federationist
hss kind', i...red us space to (Ire
publicity to the strike, and aa the desired publicity can be obalned better
through the medium of The Federatlonist than by putting out a separate
publication, It was deemed advisable
to drop the bulletin.
The spirit of tbe rank and file of the
A. F. of L. towards tho strike has been
commendable and shows that not only
Is the rank and file with us, hut also
the officials of the A. F. of L. I am
sure the strikers appreciate It
The developments of the strike ln
the past week have not been startling.
The boss Is still making frantic efforts
to obtain scabs, with poor 'success.
Vancouver hu been flooded with scab-
herding man-catchers, but so well has
the strike been advertised and so thoroughly are the workera ot Vancouver
Imbued with the Idea of class solidarity, that all the endeavors of tbe
contemptible reptiles to obtain scabs
have come to naught. Several ot the
"station men" have been In town on
their usual errand to obtain scabs,
with the usual result—they have spent
all their money and obtained no scabs.
The boys In Vancouver are not adverse to a little amusement, and, as
the weather Is extremely warm, a little
liquid refreshment can be relished at
the expense of the boss: They would
like to see the "station men" come
again and often. They don't promise
to scab, but they will promise to help
the station men spend their money.
Martin Welch, not satlsefld with the
failure of his lackeys to obtain scabs
In Seattle, has paid a visit to that
town. Martin broke Into.print upon
arriving there, but the only thing he
has succeeded In doing was to make
himself look ridiculous. It was, possibly, no pleasure for him to flnd Ed.
Collins In charge of the picket line ln
that place, but Collins Is on the Job
whether Martin likes It or not. Col
ltns wrote the committee stating that
he could assure them that Welch
could carry all the scabs he would get,
In Seattle, ln his coat pocket and still
have room for a large-slsed prayer
book. It looks as If Martin will have
to do the work on the tunnel himself
or pay the union wage of (3.00.
The strike committee hu opened
the balls along the line again, and we
are awaiting with Interest what action
will be taken by the government ln
this matter. We will assure the authorities that we will be as persistent
In enforcing our rights to maintain
headquarters along the line as the
boys are In San Diego to enforce free
speech. Possibly the B. C. authorities,
will soon realise what the San Diego
officials are fast learning—to attempt
to suppress the workers Is very ex.
pensive and futile. We are going to
have strike headquarters along the
line If every last one of the seven
thousand strikers must go to jail to
do it.  It will be done.
Scout reports are very favorable.
The tie-up Is still complete with no Indications of the boBs being able to
break It In many camps there Is not
a mam In fact, this Ib true of the
majority of the eamps. In the camps
where the boss has succeeded at great
expense ln getting a partial crew, he
has not been able to keep them very
long—not long enough to do any work.
Twohy Bros, secured a partial crew
for their Infamous, man-kllllng tunnel
camp a few days ago, but thtrty-slx
men walked off the Job yesterday and
are now engaged In establishing a
strike headquarters at Ashcroft They
were all good union men and the boss
paid their fare from Vancouver to Ash
croft,  Yet they say that the parasites*-
have Intelligence.   Forget It '
The bosses have been a little too
stubborn and the authorities a little
too officious for their own good. While
we have been on strike we have not
been Idle, and measures have been
taken to extend the strike ot tbe construction workers. Plans are almost
completed, and possibly by the time
this paper comes from the press,
the construction workers will be on
strike for $8.00 for nine hours. This
is not a threat, nor la It Intended as a
threat, but Is a statement that will
soon he substantiated by actual occurrences. The strike will not stop,
but may spread to every construction
camp In British Columbia. Who
knows? If the boas could only get a
look at our membership books he
would do some serious thinking;
meanwhile—vlve la greve.
Strike Proves Effective.
Realising the solidarity of the strikers on the C. N. R. can not be broken
the contractors have revived old, barbarous methods and put them Into action. Professional thugs and pug-
uglles ot the worst type are being
recruited from the ranks of the hell
dives of the larger cities of the north,
west. These ghouls, who feed upon
the misery ot human kind, ere being
well paid to create dissection among
the strikers by the various under
ground methods that capitalist-bought
brains can devise.
Masquerading u strikers these tools
of the bosses are trying to goad men
Into deeds of violence whereby tbey
might use the effects of such actions
as a boomerang against them, but so
far have utterly failed ln the miserable
attempts. Some of these damnable
curs are also among the tew scabs on
the North Thompson, Intimidating
them into a semi-stage of peonage.
Men who are shipped on the line under
false pretenses are being forced to
work at the point of a gun and have,
In many Instances, been ruthlessly
nianhandled tor refusing to labor under the despicable conditions laid
down by Martin Welch and others of
his Ilk.
The contractors being aware ot the
fact that willing scabs are an unknown quantity as far as procuring
them is concerned, and seeing ruin
staring them ln the face If the strike
is not settled shortly, are stooping
to the harshest methods to which
their desperation drives them. Not
only are the authorities Ignoring the
cruelties practised on the men, but
one can easily Judge whether tbe government Is working In collusion with
the gunnysackers through the actions
(hey have performed.
Many are In Jail at this writing, who
H. H. Stevens Will Join Executive   In   Conference
With Mr. Orothen
T. W. Crothers, federal Minister of Labor, will be ln Vancouver on July 4th.
This Is the Information given
President Wilkinson of the B.
C: Federation of Labor by H.
H. Stevens, the local member In
the federal house at Ottawa.
Mr. Stevens Is arranging for
the executive ot the Federation
to meet Mr. Crothers, along
with himself, for the purpose
of laying before him various
matters concerning the Inter
ests of the Trade Union movement ln British Columbia.
■•string VrssuUmt of ITew Westminster
Trades and Ubor council—IreaMent
Bejel Olty arotheinood of Carpenters.
have been awaiting trial for the past
three months, and the provincial authorities are not only entirely Ignoring
the fact, hut are actually treating the
men worse than convicted criminals;
ln fact, all the low, mean, despicable
acts without number are being heaped
upon these men for no other reason
than that they do not cringe like
fawning cowards, to such Inhuman
parasites as the contractors on the
C. N. R., but many stand up for their
rights and help their class. One of
the Innumerable instances is a young
striker by the name of Dodge at tbe
Kamloops gaol, after being shot ln
the leg without warning by one of
the hired thugs, who never was pun'
Ished, he was arrested and thrown ln
Jail in a none too gentle manner, regardless of the fact that he was ln
painful mlBery with a bullet ln one of
his.limbs. Although he asked for a
trial several times during the three
months, he Is languishing in Jail, his
petition not only entirely Ignored, but
he Is reported to have been cursed
and brutally assaulted not exactly ln.
a kid glove, manner. Many instances
have occurred where men at Kamloops Jail have been thrown in the
dark dungeon and fed on bread and
water for weeks at a time for no reason whatever.
To hark back and show the straits
the contractors are in, witness the letter below—sent ln by the secretary of
the Yale branch of their organization:
"The contractors sent for more bulls,
Joseph Havelock Wilson.pres-
ident of the National Seamen's
Union of Great Britain, and a
former member ot the British
parliament, will reach Vancouver' today, from Victoria. He
will address a mass meeting In
the new Labor Temple big hall
this evening at 8 o'clock, under
the auspices of the Central Labor body and the local Seamen's
Sufficient hu already been
made known of Mr. Wilson
through the daily, press to war
rant every wage-worker In Van-
ver coming to heal- his measage.
so there are four In town at present
Tbey are trying to get evidence that I
told somebody not to go to work, but
they were Informed by their stools
thai I had told three dlffecent men
t6 go to work by all meanB. The hulls
asked me to explain why I told the
men to go to work and I told them I
liked to see the C. N. R. built, as I
wanted to get a Job Bring on It You
ought to have seen the foolish look
they gave me. I wu watching this end
of the tunnel for about three hours
today and I did not aee more than
two small dump cars loaded with dirt
come out, so they can't be doing much
here. The few who fire working are
mostly Russians, Auitrians and Italians. (There are many members among
them, several of whom have passed
through here.)
"Yesterday when I and some youngsters were ln front of tbe depot, Mar
tin Welch came over from the hotel
and said to me: 'Get up out of here,
you red necktie son of a b—, or I'll
kick you In the mush.' He gave me a
kick, but Burns pulled hint away.
When they got over On the depot plat,
form Welch turned round and said,
'Get up there you, bullet-beaded son
of a b—, so I can knock your block
off.' When he kicked me one. of the
bulls was looking on, but he turned
around when he saw what was taking
place. Tbe magistrate before whom
I had my preliminary hearing two
months previous, was standing within
hearing and there are about four witnesses that saw It, besides the three
who accompanied Welch. The Judge
made a remark In one of the stores
here that Welch made a fool of him-
Belt When I complained to the hull
he asked me all kinds ot foolish questions and summed mp by telling me I
At last meetng of the central
labor body the delegates repre-
Srating the Moving Picture
perators' Union ♦•np-.ted the
Lyric Theatre, Cordova street,
as being unfair to tbelr organization. The report waa received
and all delegates, were Instructed to report same to tbelr respective unions so . that the
membership would govern themselves accordingly.
a. a. M«»r.
Bunted VitsMsat of W— Wertmlmrter
—"~   and Baser Oonnoll Last Wed.
lo toooeed Alex. Ourlstl*.
had no buslnes ln town. It Is fun
watching the scabs work, as they are
hardly willing to bend their backs, let
alone, do any work, Bonner Is sick
of them, but can't get anybody else.
When the foreman tells the scags ln a
soft, gentle tone to try and hurry up
a little, the reply Invariably Is, 'We
come to scab.' The bosses can't very
well fire them, aB that is the only
pretense they have that the work Is
"Nelson is paying off his men with
checks on Twohy Bros.' outfit and I
believe he Is all ln financially.
Men report to me they are being
begged to go to work in every camp
they pass, At Geo. Chew's camp No. 6
a special policeman Is there for no
other purpose. The contractors are offering every kind of Inducement to get
tbe scabs to stay, even going to sar
u to drop the fare and expenses advanced the men if they stay fifteen
days after arriving."
It doesn't require a very great Intellect to realise tbe fact that tbe contractors are at their wits' end and
have tailed dismally ln breaking the
strike. It is a good treat to be a
fighter, but after a certain stage has
been reached It Is idiotic to cut off
one's nose to spite tbe face through
mere stubbornness. The contractors
are paying dearly for the Information
they have ascertained. The strikers
must and are determined to have consideration as to the conditions under
which they shall labor.
When in Doubt
Peabody s
NOT only are they
Canadian manufacture, but they are union
made, and no union
man should wear any
other kind.
The fact that they
are union made proves
that they are well
made, and the name
"Peabody" Is your quality guarantee,
COMPARE THEM—Note the fit, yardage, number of
pockets, finish, etc. There's no other overalls that can
hold a candle with them for good values.       i
LOOK AT THE JACKETS-They are equally good. Note
the gauntlet cuffs, and the uniform band collar, and then
you'll be satisfied there's only one good Jacket, that's the
one made by Peabody,
Hudson's Bay Stores
Reports Trade Conditions In the
Prairie Provinces As Best
Ever Known,
John W. Bruce organizer ln Can-
ada for the United Association of
Plumbers and Steamfltters, with headquarters at Toronto, arrived tn Vancouver on Wednesday, coming here
from Calgary,
Org. Bruce looks natural, which is
all that need be said to those who
have formed his acquaintance. He is
as full of energy and determination
as ever and to The Federationist
spoke most encouragingly of the outlook for the plumbers in particular
and the organized labor movement in
general throughout Western Canada.
At Saskatoon, Bask., the Plumbers'
Union has signed a 100 per cent, agreement providing for 65 cents per hour.
At Calgary and Edmonton similar
agreements have been executed as to
working conditions, with a drop to 60
cents per hour.
At Prince Albert a new local bas
been organized and a scale of 55 cents
agreed to for one year.
At Medicine Hat another new local
has been formed, with the membership now negotiating an agreement
with good prospects.
"Trade conditions are the best they
have been for years all over the
prairie provinces; ln tact, they are
the best I ever saw them," said Org.
Bruce enthusiastically.
Bro. Bruce is here on official business and because of his services being
required in some of the prairie towns
he is anxious to leave as soon as possible.
Quite a group of union officials were
busy greeting Org. Bruce round the
Labor Temple shortly after his arrival, and the remarks concerning the
new quarter-of-a-mllllon home ot Labor were too complimentary to appear
in print,
Barbers' Union.
The members of the local Barbers'
Union have had a conference with the
newly organized employing barbers. A
number ot questions affecting the Interests of both organizations were discussed. One concession the union
barbers will not make, and tbat le to
work a half day on Labor Day. On all
other IsBues there Is a probability that
some compromise can be arrived at.
The Barbers' Union intends to place a
picket or two on the Job to report the
names of union men to the central
labor body who are In the habit of
patronising non-union shops. The
names will also be furnished to the
respective unions ot those found guilty
of violating their obligations as union
A Real  Federation of Workera.
If the Amalgamated Building Workers' Union becomes an accomplished
fact, all the unions engaged ln the
building trades In England will be
embraced In one organisation. Tbe
principle of the organization Is to be
Most of Old Officer! Elected By
Acclamation and Few Changes
Are Made.
The members of Division No. 101 of
the International Association of Street
Railway Employees held their semi,
annual election oT officers on Monday
last, resulting as follows:
President—H. S. Scbofleld.
Vice-president—W. W. Burrough.
Vice-president (night men)—W. H.
Rec. Secy.—A. V. Lofting.
Fin. Secy.—F. A. Hoover.
Treasurer—W. J. Harper.
Warden—Fred E. Griffin.
Warden (night men)—W. J. Quayle.
Sentinel—Wm. E. Battle.
Conductor—John F. Fisher.      ,
Parliamentary Committee—W. H.
Cottrell, Wm. H. Kirby.
Press Correspondent—B, G. Davles,
Executive Committee—Day conductors, F. A. Hoover; day motorman, A,
V. Lofting; night conductors, B. G.
Davies; night motorman, W. H. Cottrell.
Delegates to Trades and Labor
Council—H. S. Scbofleld, F. A. Hoover,
W. W. Burrough, Wm. E, Beattle, W.
H. Cottrell, E. S. Cleveland, Jos, P.
O'Flynn, Frank Halgh.
For the most part the old officers
were returned by acclamation and the
competition tor minor offices was only
The membership of the Division Is
constantly Increasing and the officers
are receiving the hearty and undivided
support of the membership, a factor
the value of which can only be appreciated by those who know,
Rockefeller's New Hired Man.
The new Roosevelt party, dubbed
the National Progressive party, was
launched to the tune of the twenty-
third psalm, "The Lord Is my shepherd." This Is going the limit In hypocrisy.
Bakers' local Bo. 46.
We Increased our membership at lost
meeting and an active Union Label cam.
palgn Is now being carried on, A large
number of provision dealers have signified their Intention to sell Union Made
bread only, so it Is up to the unionists
to demand the label on bread, and If they
do not purchase bread themselves, see
that tive bread they eat carries the Label. Our next meeting will be hold on
Saturday, July 13, all bakers Invited to
Bnfluers, Bo. a»7.
Initiated a few new members last
meeting and more to follow. A motion
that we affiliate with the Trades and
Labor Council was adopted and two delegates elected to attend their next meeting. The first half hour of all our
meetings Is open to all engineers who
care to attend, and a hearty welcome ttt
assured to those who accept this Intimation.
■own sjpeskw In Vancouver.
J, Edward Morgan, a member of tbe
Western Federation of Miners and a lecturer of continental reputation, who has
been a participant ln the fight for free
speech at San Diego, Cal., for the poet
two months, will address a mass-meeting
ln the Empress theatre tomorrow evening
under the auspices Ot the S. P. of C.
Value of Electing Right Kind of
Union Men to Write the
Law Emphasized.
At the regular meeting of the Board
of School Trustees of South Vancouver, held Tuesday evening, 25th Inst,
tenders aggregating over 1100,600 for
the erection of additions to three of
the present school buildings known as
Carleton. Tecumseb and General
Wolfe schools, were accepted.
In the specifications for these buildings Is Inserted a clause which demands that Union conditions, insofar
as wages and hours, existing in the
several building trades at the time ot
signing contracts shall prevail
throughout the construction of these
This stipulation at least places contractors who are friendly towards organized labor on an equal footing with
those not so favorably Inclined, and
no doubt such provision Is largely due
to the presence on the school board
of Trustee Neelands, the secretary-
treasurer ot local Typographical Union, No. 226, wbo was elected last Jan*
uary through tbe support given him
by the workingmen of the municipality
of South Vancouver.
Secretary Victoria T, and L. Council,
VICTORIA, B.C., June M.-I lb; not
remember ever bating heard a work;
ingman or an organisation of working
men express a desire to dlsouss' religion or denominational beliefs at
their meetings. The reasons, for that
are, no doubt, many and varied. Respect for what they conceive to be tbe
convictions of other* and the useless
effort of arguing on matters of faith,
not to mention the bitterness liable to
be engendered by an attempt to analyze the merita or otherwise ef tbe
different confessions, constitute tbe
commonest reason, for their neutrality
on this question..   ,
While nbt an explanation on tula
point some significance can, however,
be attached to the evergrowing and
recurring complaint at church confer
ences and gatherings, of like nature,
that the common people are more con
splcuous by their absence than presence In tbe church.
At the present moment It seems Im
probable that workingmen will ever
desire to make religion a subject for
discussion In their associations.
That some such desire, or a fear ot
it, did exist In/the nut at certain
times and places Is proved by the fact
that some labor organisations embody
and still retain In their constitution
provision expressly prohibiting all
such discussion.
For every positive rule laid down
there must be at leut a corresponding
negative rule Implied, If not so defined. If It wu expedient that labor
organisations abstain from discussing religion, which could not mean
anything else than 'the organised
church; then It must be Inferred tbat
It was equally proper for tbe church
to retrain from dlcusslng organised
labor. ,
It Is reasonable to suppose tbat this
idea wu responsible In part for barring religious debates trom working-
men's associations.
Today, the declaration, "He that Is
not with me Is against me," Is appealing With Increasing force to all divisions ot society.
The lines are being drawn tighter
every day that puses.   .
The demonstrations between the two
great contending forces, the classes
and the masses, capitalism and the approaching co-operative commonwealth,
ire being better denned.
The various subdivisions of the social organisations of today that have
hitherto maintained neutral or undecided attitude, Including tbe religious
bodies, flnd It necessary to declare
themselves on one slde.or the other.
Some churches have ln recent years
established a department within themselves for the express purpose ot establishing connection and cooperation
with the organized labor movement.
Many ministers preach "labor sermons." while others seek opportunities
to address labor conventions.
On the other hand, signs are not
lacking of the existence ln the church
ot a spirit ot direct opposition to the
advance of the labor movement
Only the other day a pronouncement
was made by a bishop ln the Province
of Quebec declaring against certain
forms of labor organizations and waa
These are busy days for the counctl.
They now have a staff of business agentH
and district organtzera ln the field who
are doing great work, and a greut ad'
vance ln organization work throughout
the district has resulted. New Westminster has been particularly active and
the membership has been more than
doubled since the District Council hun
taken the reins. North Vancouver has
wakened up and Is adding new member*,
weekly, as Is also tho case In Smith
Vancouver, Old 617 Is also forging
ahead ln a highly satisfactory manner.
Work Is plentiful at present arid the
Secretary's office is the busiest place ln
the Labor Temple taking orders for men
and delivering the goods. ThlB bids fail-
to be a banner year for the Brotherhood
ln this district.
We have received a copy of the pro-
Eosed terms'of affiliation which have
een submitted to the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and from tho text
we can see that a real effort li» being
made to bring the two bodies together
before July 1st, on which dute tho American Federation of Labor has threatened
to cancel the charter of the A. s. C. unless affiliation has been agreed upon. It
Is to be hoped that this can be brought
about without friction ns It would immensely strengthen tho carpenters' position throughout the province In every
May Help Some.
The British House of Commons has
now before It a bill extending the
franchise to 260,000 of the male population, abolishing plural voting and
the university constituencies. It does
not Include any women.
'Frisco Bakers Winning,
The bakers have practically won
their strike ln 'Frisco, all the big
shops having signed up with the union. The rest, small shops, are expected to do the same In a few days.
shortly followed, according to .the
press dispatches, by a denunciation
against all worUngmen'e organisations, by another representative of the
-More recently an application wa*
made by a well-known denomination
for a special privilege for street meetings In the Capital City of tula Province, the said application drawing a
strong contrast between the oharaetef
of Its meetings and that of Labor or<
ganlsatlou practicing street meetings
In tbe olty.
In passing. It Is not out of place to
mention tbat two ministers of the gospel appeared u prosecution erltaeeee*
ln the late trial of Pettlplece aad
others charged with partldpetttg. to
an "unlawful ssssmWy." „ ; 5 T
In view of the above, Is there any
necessity for organised labor to change
Its attitude regarding church aad re-
Shall organised labor continue to regard church aad religion u above Or
beneath or outside of lta consideration!
Only on the assumption that the,
church and religion Is of ho account,
that It* Influence Is of no value, eat
an affirmative reply be given.
I contend that the labor movement
cannot afford to Ignore any force that
In the exercise of If* Influence I* capable of assisting or retarding the solution of the economic problem which
underlies the struggle between capital
and labor.
J. W. Wilkinson, who hu
been the local business agent
of the Amalgamated Society of
Carpenters and Joiners for the
past two years, has declined
nomination for another term
and resigns today.
Since it became known that
he intended to resign he has
been requested, by the Executive Council ot tbe Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada to
undertake organising work ln
the province of British Columbia for that body for the next
two months or so.
He leaves today for Nanalmo
in order to address a mass
meeting of mine workers there
tomorrow, Sunday. Org. Wilkin-
Bon expects .to leave for Interior
points about the 14th bf July,
and will finish his tour at Medicine Hat abput the beginning of
OoDjreu President J. 0. Watten
Plant* Two New BnuMh**
In Nova Scotia,
Int Sec.Treas. Fred W. Suitor of
the Quarry Workers' International Ub.
Ion ot North America, with headquarters at Ban*, Vermont, advise* The
Federatlonist, under date of Jane nth,
that President Jaa. C. Witters of the
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada
bas succeeded ln planting two new
branches of the Quarry Workera lh
Nova Scotia, adding some 300 to the
Canadian membership.
Sec. Suitor is very much Interested
In the progress of the Vancouver
branch, and hu expressed a willingness to assist the central labor boche*
In every way possible to make It a
100 per cent organisation. HI* communication is now ln the hands of
the local organisation oommltteo aad
steps will be taken to realise aom* ot
the hopes of the international officer*.
How Many Label* Hive Your
A intent factor for good in the labor
movement Is the union label, and It I*
given far too scant consideration by
thoae who expect moat ot the: union*.
A very noticeable thing I* tbat the
man who Is a poor and Inconsistent
unionist Is always the fellow who talk*
loudest about the failure of the union
to produce results.
The Ponies Are Running.
Farewell, bank roll, ere we part,
Let me hug you to my heart;
All this year I've clung to you,
I've been faithful, you've been true.
Little hank roll In a day
To the fair grounds we'll away—
'TIb a gay and festive spot;
I'll return—but you will not.
In the assise court at Nanalmo on
June 19th, a Japanese fisherman wu
found gulity of attempted murder of
another fisherman and a Japanese girl."
Tbe prisoner gave evidence In his own
behalf and stated that he had become
engaged to the girl and had lived with
her as man and wife with tbe knowledge and consent of her parents, who,
however, objected when he wished to
marry her ln January lut. In February the parents had asked him to
put the girl away, which he did, and
in March he had attempted to kill the
girl and his rival, who, tn the meantime, had secured possession. Isn't
there a danger ot such example* of the
Japanese marital code contaminating
Premier McBride's "White British Co-1
Ralph Smith, who was hissed off the ,
platform of the city hall by Vancouver
wage-workers not so long ago, and
undoubtedly a Judas to labor, is now
In Saskatchewan boosting for tbe Liberal party. If he makes as thorough
a Job of It as he did In British Columbia, there will be no particular kick
coming—except by those who footed
their own political burial expenses.
Back Brand
made in
made by
Union Maids
Ask Your Dealer for Them
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which Is affiliated fifty-two unions,
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Vancouver boasts ot having manual
training schools anil up to the present
time working men and women have
concerned themselves very little about
them. There is no valid reason why
wage-earners should not take a keener Interest in educational affairs,
especially this branch ot the curriculum. This class of school training
signifies the systematic study of the
theory and use of common tools, processes and materials. Practical in-
structlon is given pupils by teach-
ers, who must needs be masters of the
mechanics and arts, as to the elementary and typical processes of construction; ln the execution and reading of working drawings or plans;
and In the arts of cooking, sewing,
printing, etc. Materials used in these
Btudies Include wood, metals, alloys,
plastic minerals. Drawing includes
both freehand and instrumental, with
pen, pencil and brush, from models
and life posures.
The Incidental use of tools without
a thorough and practical system,
based on some ulterior object, cannot
be classed as manual training. For in.
stance, during the early years a
child's work should be qualitative
rather than quantitative. For children from 10 to 14 years old are anxious to make something. An authority
on technical education observes that
It Is a "new art of expression." And
the logical study ot the "art" constitutes the sum and substance of tbe
educational features carried out in
the city schools and known as manual
In lessons ln manual training system must be strictly adhered to—just
the same as if long division were
taught. When the question of these
studies was first brought forward, the
craft unions strongly opposed their
establishment as inimical to the
skilled trades, as it was thought tbat
manual training would Supersede the
apprentices!!!* system In skilled
trades; so it was maintained as nothing more or less than a trade school.
Now, It Ib regarded with favor by the
newer generation of workmen, ae the
perfecting ot a machine has a tend-
ency to deBtroy the skill of the handicrafts. Carlyle says that "Man Is a
tool-using animal"—without them he
Is nothing; with them he Is all. In
ventlon bas almost ruined apprentice-
In discussing this fact at a Boston
convention, held tn 1885, the Idea prevailed that the "whole boy" must be
put to school. By this phrase it was
meant to combine manual training
with mental training: it was also held
that the liberal arts and mechanical
arts should be put Into the same cur
The St. Louis Manual Training
School was started In 1880. This was
the first of Its kind and was bitterly
opposed as degrading the high purpose
of the School, namely, that of book
learning only. All these fears have
proved to be groundless as time went
on. Germany Introduced manual training or technical education in 1886, and
all opposition to It ceased ln 1890.
.Technical training is carried on in
England at the night schools. Tbe
Vancouver Board of School Trustees
devote both time and money in furthering manual training, both for boys
and girls—a clasB of girls having been
formed. Domestic science for girls,
like manual training, too, baa been a
great success. Both day and night
classes are held in the city schools—
the evening lessons being given during
the winter jnpnths. It Is to be hoped
that the trades unions will offer some
new suggestions to add to the efficiency of the training of boys and
girls on right lines.
of'strikers. These dally Journals can
see no lawlesshes or anarchy on the
part of deputised hirelings who use
gun and club on men and women who
refuse to submit tamely to unbearable conditions Imposed by employ-'
ers, but can readily discern symptoms
of anarchy and coming revolution
when poverty-stricken wretches goaded to desperation, are forced to defend
themselves by weapons of force when
assaulted by supposed 'upholders of
the law garbed in uniforms and whose
official conduct seems to be under the
direction of a master class.
The man in uniform and wearing
the badge of authority has no more
right to outrage law by wreaking vengeance on strikers ln obedience to
the will of exploiters, than the most
lowly and unknown clttejn, and when
those supposed to uphold the law
trample the law under foot, It is unreasonable to presume that the victims of lawlessness will remain pas-
sive to the Infliction of outrages simply because such outrages are perpetrated by outlaws In uniform.
Violence beget* violence, and when
thugs clothed with authority do the
bidding of capitalism and attempt to
subjugate strikers by violence, they
are courting violence and hastening
the time when the victims of Industrial
oppression will lose every vestige of
confidence ln established authority.
Labor will never Submit to be out-
raged by physical assaults on the part
of so-called constituted authority, nor
wtll Labor waive Its constitutional
rights of free speech at the command
of a police force, governed by combinations of wealth.
Constituted authority would do well
to calmly survey the situation and
learn now as well as later that the
working class of this country is not
made of mute and speechless slaves,
willing to lick a master's boots, but
made up of men end women panting
for liberty and resolved tbat liberty
shall prevail at all cost
The warm, red blood that rose ln
rebellion against king rule on the
bosom of a New World still flows lb
the veins of tbe men and women of
this country, and the sentiment that
destroyed chattel slavery still lives to
tear from the limbs of Labor the
chains and shackles of corporate bondage.
Labor is fighting a bloodless battle
to achieve economic freedom at the
ballot box, but if the missionary work
ot Labor Is to be halted by violence on
the part of so-called constituted authority established by capitalism, then
the pages of history in the'very near
future will tell the story of the battle
of all the ages for human liberty-
Miners' Magazine.
Statistical tables show that the
trade union organization with the
strongest membership both In Canada and the United States is that ot
the United Mine Workera of America,
with 277,060 members in the United
States and 12,950 In Canada. The second largest ln single-craft organizations is tbat of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, having 188,150 members In the United
States and 7,824 in Canada; The trade
groups show, of course, larger figures. The 18 organizations representing the building trades in Canada and
the United States comprise a total
memberBhlp of 687,754, with 29,174 In
Canada. Ot 7,666 unions there are
376 In Canada. The second largest
group as to membership is that covering various (but not all) branches of
railway service; there are eleven organizations, with a membership of
424,691, and 4,863 lodges, represented
ln Canada by 473 lodges and 34,847
members. Other, notable groups are
those of the metal, engineering and
shipbuilding trades, the woodworking
and furnishing trades, printing trades,
clothing trades, food and tobacoo
trades, etc.
Now, ln the sacred name of profit, they
are discharging from their vessels the
Japanese crews and replacing them
with Chinese, as being the cheaper.
Is It not time tbat the workers of all
nations quit being patriotic?
It has been stated on authority that
there Is a Japanese marriage bureau
with headquarters at the Victoria Mission. The little brown women are.
brought out from Japan through correspondence and duly matched with
their future husbands, ln one day
11 women were married, and the new
happy pairs went to reside and fish at
StevenBton. McBride's "White British Columbia" seems to be a paradox.
Vide Japanese Importing wives.
It Ib learned tbat, in view of the
foi incoming' royal visit, considerable
doubt and perplexity is felt at the
city hall as to the sartorial equipment
which Is necessary for such occasions.
The Grand Duke FlndlaykovBky Is
said to favor the Idea of a fur cap,
long coat and knout, a la CoBsack, but
bearing in mind the possible weather
conditions at the time of the visit it is
rumored that he may appear Just
simply as Handy Andy without attempting any disguise whatever.
During the past few months the
strikes that'have taken place in various parts of the country have been
marked with more violence than usual,
and a number of dally journals have
been somewhat vigorous ln their condemnation of resistance on the part
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The total estimated membership In
Canada of trade unions is 133,132, the
Canadian International roll reaching
119,415; the remainder belong to purely Canadian unions, The international
bodies represented ln Canada show a
total membership, mostly in Canada
and the United States, of 2,340,865
members, comprised in 27,418 unions;
there 'are besides, it will be remembered, a considerable minority oi
trades organisations In the United
States without branches In Canada,
the membership ot which in the United States will Increase the total considerably. In the figures collected by
the Labor Department of Great Britain
the total union membership In the
United tSates Is placed at 2,626,000
tor 1910, a somewhat greater strength
relatively than ln Canada, having regard to the respective populations.
"Junk" Is the new name for newspaper copy.    It used to be "crap."
There are 1,741 labor.unions tn
Canada, the oldest continuous union
being Toronto Typographical Union,
established in 1844.
Vancouver ranks fourth in Canadian cities as to number of unions:
Toronto, 105; Montreal, 95; Winnipeg,
79; Vancouver, 76.
If there is such a thing as blasphemy It was the bowing of beads In
prayer at the opening of the Republican convention at Chicago. It Is Ilk
ened unto starting a prize light with
prayer. Is It any wonder that atheism is .growing?
British Columbia holds seconds
place In the list of unions by provinces
In Canada: Ontario, 706 local unons
out of 1,741 in Canada; British Columbia, 234; Quebec, 205; Alberta, 163;
Nova Scotia, 138; Manitoba, 118;
Saskatchewan, 84; New Brunswick,
73; Prince Edward Island, 7.   /-
Internationalism in trades unions
has met with little success ln Europe.
But ln America Is has been a great
success. The chief reasons assigned
to this fact Is that of the different
languages In the several countries,
while there Is practically only one
spoken In North America.
The American Federation of Labor
has established four departments,
namely: Building Trades Department, Metal Trades Department, Railway Service Department and Union
Label Trades Department. Each
branch Is duly organized ln turn and
deals with matters affecting their respective unions.
The Nanalmo Herald laments the
fact that the report of the Department
of Labor on the cost of living Is not at
all encouraging. "The man with a stationary Income can only stand by," It
continues, "and see his 'margin of
safety' swiftly approach the vanishing
point." This, coming as it does from
a government paper, is nioBt unusual.
In the name of patriotism, home and
country the Japanese capitalist drove
scores of thousands of their countrymen to the shambles at Fort Arthur.
"Cotton's Weekly" (Canada) says:
"Labor Is ln control of the N.S.W.
Legislature." This Isn't true. Capitalism is ln control, having for its
managers some ex-workers and farmers and lawyers and small capitalists,
who masquerade ln the name of Labor,
and hurry armed police to strike centres, and fling strikers into gaol and
keep them there, and generally do the
Corrupt work of Capitalism more effectively than the old capitalist parties,—Labor Call, Melbourne.
To Judge from the reports appearing
In the dally press, the religious organizations see nothing more serious
the matter with modern society than
the tobacco habit, the two-step, the
consumption of Ice cream and candy
on Sunday, and the disinclination on
the part of some authorities to admit that the policy of chivying the
women of the under-world all over the
country Is going to do anything
toward the removal of an evil that
cannot be suppressed.
A Toronto despatch states that
"Hon. T. W. Crowthers, minister of
labor, said that 'every' labor trouble
which has arisen since the Right Honorable Robert L. Borden assumed office had been settled amicably. The
labor minister also added that practical consideration should be given in
the welfare of the worklngman and
bis family." Is the minister sincere?
Past experiences has made union men
mighty suspicious. Even if Mr.
Crowthera wanted to be straight the
gang, he is associated with instruct
him to go so far and no further.
The Vancouver police are living up
to the reputation they established last
February. Stories of brutal and unprovoked attacks are constantly being related in the police court by the
victims, who had the temerity to answer a policeman, civilly or otherwise,
when roughly asked by tbe tough ln
a blue coat to state upon what business he Is Intent. Three cases have
occurred in the last week ot this nature. Little redress ,s to be had in
the court, for the accused never seems
to get the benefit ot the doubt, the policeman's word being almost invariably taken as gospel truth. With ignorant brutality, the policy of the city
administration, the Vancouver working class are getting what the major
ity of them voted for, and It is to be
hoped that they like it.
The News-Advertiser says "that
both the cities (Victoria and Vancouver) are well satisfied with their
choice of representatives at Ottawa.
This looks like a bunco on the Intelligence of tbe electors. As a matter
of fact, tbe most oasual observer
knows tbat Barnard, the Silent, has
gone to England to the great disappointment of the place-seeker and
scheming promoters; while the poor
deluded workers expected a little more
support to Labor than the Hon. Tern-
pieman gave. Likewise Mr. Observer
observes that Stevens, the Simple, Is
as busy as tbe proverbial cat. Flying
back and forth from Vancouver to Ottawa, like a shuttle-cock, tbe scheme-
promoters and scores of his loyal supporters wanting Jobs, .keep bim busy.
Stevens will probably tire of his errand-boy stunt long before his free
pass wears out. "Labor omnia vlnclt"
The chaffeurs and motor drivers of
Vancouver should be organized into a
unit of the international trade union
movement. They should also be licensed by the.provincial government,
by the same department that looks
after the Issuance of licenses to owners of machines Membership in the
proposed union should be accepted as
an evidence of competency and the license limited to only members of the
union. It would be the duty of the union exeoutlve and examining board to
see that only competent and fit men
are admited to membership. Such
an organization would not only become
a valuable protection to the membership ln the matter of wages, but it
would place the drivers ln a position
to deal with the regulations governing
power-propelled vehicular trafflo. If
any of the driven are sufficiently Interested to call upon the secretary ot
the central labor body tbe matter will
be taken up by the organization oom-
mittee without delay.
It Is the capitalists who dictate
terms. They practically say to the
worklngman: "Yes, you may work for
ub, but your product shall belong to
ub. Out of the value of your product
we shall pay you for your labor-power
the market price, The surplus that
you create shall stay In our pockets.
You are 'free' men; you may work or
not, Just as you please. But the factories belong to us, we are going to
run our own business In our own way,
and If you work at all you must accept
these terms."
Cards inserted for $1.00 a Month
... MeSt* '"annual convention in January. Executive officers, 1912-13.' Presl.
« ' „J'„W' Wilkinson: vice-presidents,
Geo. A^Burt, B. D. Grant, J. S. McVety,
V' ?. Pettlplece, J. Roberts, C. Slverts
i- J-Tay'os: oeo.-treos., V. R. Mldgley,
Box 1195, Vancouver
Grades, and labor council-
Meets first and third Thursdays.
P™'"?«t. J- W. Wilkinson: v|ce.preffi
uent. John McMillan: general secretary,
R.„rkrff' ?eJ,tlP,le.oe' "ec-trew., Jas.
Campbell: statistician. H. L. Gardner:
sergeant-at-arms, Fred A. Hoover; trustees, J. Kavanagh, J. H. MoVety, 8.
every Friday. President, J. Kavanagh:. vice-president, J. Bltcon: business
SBenL7.' McMillan, Room' 208. Phone
Sey. UU. Hours, S to 9, 12 to 1, 4:30 to
—Meets second Monday ln month.
President, E. Jarman; vice-president,
George Mowat; secretary, A. H. England.
P. O. Box 06.
„ , Directors: Fred A. Hoover. J. H.
McVety James Brown, Edward Lothian.
James Campbell, J. W. Wilkinson, R. P.
Pettlplece, John McMillan Murdock McKensle. Managing director, J, H. Mc-
Vety, Room 211.   Sey. 0360.
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers.
All our members are busy and the
most of them are working out of town.
We Intend to secure a meeting place
In Labor Temple, providing satisfactory arrangements can be made with
tbe managing director. It you hear
any one say that the roughnecks are
"busted," get his name and address
and .we will have bim 'examined by
a veterinary surgeon. Who is going
to challenge us tqr possession of that
cup we won last Labor Day nt tug-of-
war?   What about the Shinglers?
621 (Inside Men)—Meet every Friday, Room 206, 8 p.m. President, H.
Compton; recording secretary; \L.» la
Salmon; treasurer and business agent,
F. L. Estlnghausen, Room 202.
Our Boy's
When buying a suit for the boy
remember we are agents for
"Lion Brand"
They are Suit* that will hold
red-blooded athletic boys, at
a price that will hold the attention of thrifty-minded
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cal No. 48—Meets second and fourth
Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. President, McCur-
rach; treasurer. H. Leaworthy; secre'
tary, (?).   Sey. 8360.
first and third Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.
President, C. E. Herritt; recording sec*
detary, Geo. W. Isaacs; secretary-business agent, C. F. Burkhart, 430 Abbott
Street.    Sey. 2170.
Meets flrat and third Sundays of
each month, 2:30 p.m., Room 303. President, Chas. Lehr; secretary, Richard Dal-
ton; treasurer, Wm. Mottlshaw. Phone
Sey. 6225. '
and Joiners, Local No, 167—Meets
every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Executive
committee meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m.
President, Murdo McKenzle; recording
secretary, Geo. C. Lestey; financial tiec<
retary, L. H. Burnham.    Sey.  1380.
and Joiners. South Vancouver, No.
1208—Meets Staple's hall. Fraser and
Fiftieth avenues, first and third Tuesdays of each month. President, E. Hall,
Cedar Cottage; recording secretary, E.
H. Belsey, 253 Tenth avenue east; financial secretary, J. A. Dickenson, South
Vancouver, P. O.
—Meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m., Room
307. President, James Haslett; corresponding secretary, W.-S. Dagnall, Box
53; financial secretary, F. R, Brown;
business agent, W. S. Dagnall, Room
215.   Sey. 8799.
and Iron Ship Builders nnd Helper*
of America, Vancouver Lodge No. 194—
Meets first and third Mondays, 8 p.m,
President, F. .Barclay, 353 Cordova East;
secretary, A, Fraser, 1151 Howe Street.
CIGARMAKERS'    LOCAL,    NO.    357-
Meets first Tuesday each month, S
p.m. President, Robert J. Craig; secretary, J. C. Peuser, Kurtz Cigar Factory;
treasurer, S. W. Johnson.
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 sec.-treas., A. T. Vber£'
Box 432, or 1003 Burrard street.
213—Meets every Monday, 8 p.m.
President, H. E. Durant; recording secretary, B. S. Morris; financial secretary,
H. Lauder; treasurer, Sam Cawker; business agent. E. L. McMillan, Room 207.
MeetB second and fourth Tuesdays
of each month. President, Bro. Fox; secretary, Chas. Roberts; treasurer, Bro.
ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:15 p.m.
President, Robt. Thompson; recording
ceeretary. J. Brookes; flnnncinl secretary,
J, H. McVety.   Sey. 6360.
Decorators', Local 138—Meet every
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. President, W. J.
Nagle; financial secretary, F. J. Harris,
1668 Robson street; recording secretary,
Ekene Thomson, Sub. P.O. No. 8; treas-
urer, E. Staples,
B14 Keefer St. every Thursday, 8
p.m. President, T. Burkes; secretary,
T. M. Wright, 617 Pacific street. Headquarters 514 Keefer street.    Sey. 6225,
No. 280—Meets every Thursday, 7:30
p.m., Room 302, President, H. Spear;
recording secretary, Jas. Jamleson, 921
Drake street; financial secretary, Ed.
Branch—Meets second and fourth
Tuesdays, 8 p.m. President, Fred Rumble; correspondln- secretary, .James Ray-
burnj flananclal secretary, Wm. Jar dine
Employees, Pioneer Division No. 101
—Meets Oddfellows' Hall, second and
fourth Wednesdays at 2:45 p.m. and first
and third Wednesdays, 8 p.m. President,
James Fletcher; recording secretary. Albert V. Lofting, Box 18. City Heights
P.O.: financial secretary, Fred A. Hoover,
2409 Clark drive.
178—Meetings held first Friday In
each month, 8 p.m. President, H. Nord-
land; secretary, W. W. Hocken, P.O. Box
503; financial secretary, L. Wakley, Box
TILE LAYERS' AND HELPERS', Local No, 62—Meets first and third
Wednesdays each month, 8 p.m. Frest-
dent, R. Neville; secretary, P. 0, Hoeuke,
'Suite 2, 1202 Woodland drive.
Meets last Sunday each month, 2:80
p.m. President, W. S. Armstrong; vice-
Jresldent. G. W. Palmer; secretary-trees-
urer.R. H. Neelands, P.O. Box "*•
penters and Joiners. Office room
209 Labor Temple. Phone Sey. 2908.
Business agent, J. A. Key, office hours
8 to 9 a,m. and 4 to 6 p.m. 'Secretary
of management committee, Wm. Maw-
son, 928 Raymur avenue. Branches
meets every Tuesday and Wodnesday ln
Room 304. Labor Temple.
COBDUBOT ntOVSBM—Made of a narrow rib American cord and
In several shades of fawn; made in outing style, with belt loop
and cuffed bottoms or regular cut.   Price      13.00 and 93,75
BEDrOBD COBD TatOVUVMM—These are intended for men that need
a strong, cool trouser; ■ made of drab colored cord and with five-
pockets.   Pride ,*.; ;..f3.00
WSXroOBD TBOUSEM—These are made of a very -strong whipcord
and a greenish gray shade; made with belt loops, side stripe, cuffed
bottoms and five pockets.   Price |3.M
OVBBALL PAMT8—Blue or black denim; four pockets; buttons can
not pull off..   Price  ;..... ; VIM
■SB OTEBALLS—In blue or black, or blue With white stripe; full
bib, good and stout suspenders.   Price t, 31.00
JACKBTfl to macth above.   Price , 31.00
OABVBsTTBM' APB.OK8—Short Aprons, 35c; Lon" Aprons, with
three pockets and hammer hold, 75c. Long Aprons, with seven
pockets and hammer hold 91.00
OASUnXTEBt' OVBBALTst— Made of heavy brown duck, with double
fronts; eleven pockets, two hammer holds.    Price   31.75
David Spencer, Ltd.
Nineteen Children
once remarked that he saw no
merit In the saying, "Keeping
everlastingly at it brings success." Perhaps not, Some ideas
run to large families—others run
to dollars and cents. Hero's something for the latter kind to think
There are 450 printers ln Vancouver. Printers get $25 to $33
per week, Saturday comes and
these men have over $10,000 to
spend. They spend It with the
merchant that patronize them.
Don't you want.a share of this?
Demand the printers' label on all
your work and you will be on the
road to getting your share of
their business.
I have a few choice Lots for
sale on easy terms in
and Burnaby
They are low in
price, within the
reach of any wage-
worker seeking a
Call at my office or phone
Sey.   1589  for appointment
VANCOUVER,    -    -   B.O.
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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
7 Hastings Street West
Phone Seymour 684
When You Da Drink Beer
Of America  rQxr
conrsii.IT __ Kawi isos I
See that it is drawn from a keg bearing
(his label
Cowan & Brookhouse
E. T. Kingsley
. "The shop whore progressive thought is
merged with the
Ten Federationst sub. cnnl*. good for
one year, for 17.50. Order now, pa>
when sold at $1 oacli. ,.
Dealers in
Stoves and Metals
Stove Castings and Repairs Kept
in stock
138 Cordova St. East
See that this Label is Sewed
in the Pockets,
fl. It Stands for all that Union
Labor Stands (or.
Simonds Saw
the saw that has no equal
We would Remind You the
Simonds Saw is the Best Saw
that can be Made
Sole Aatau for Vsncouwr
111 Hastings It. W.
Phone Ssymour 204
order a suit come in
and- look over our
stock. Use the label
Visit the labor Temple
Billiard anil Pool
Two First-Class Burroughes
&  Watte   Billiard Tables
ca cigars    -
Phone Seymour 3680
Transfer and Basjtfskge
Week End Trips
Every worklngman needs rest and change. It's true he can't
/take a winter trip to Southern California or an extended trip
to the resorts in the rookies, but he should, as for as his time
and money permits, get away from the city from time to time
for a day or so, taking his family for a pleasant outing
It is to meet the workingman's case that the B.C. E. R. Co, has
arranged for weekend trips, at reduced rates, over the Fraser
Valley division of its lines during the summer. Special tickets on
sale Saturday and Sunday, good to return Monday.
Round Trip from Vancouver is only $2.80
Trains leave Carrall Street station at 8:30 a.m.; 1:15 and 5
p.m.  Trains returning from Chilliwack are so timed- that the
round trip may be made in a day with a stopover of several hours
:-.JUNE 29, 19,12
Lighter Underwear
Including a complete range of 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, 35c
and 60s.'
Women's union suits ln every wanted style, in fine Swiss cotton
lisle thread, silk or union at prices ranging from Mo to 18.50 a
Including cotton, lisle or union vests, drawers and combinations. In
all slses and styles, at from 25c to 12.26.
(Burton IrgahaU, Cfottirt.
575 Granville Street
Vancouver, B. C,
Campbell's Clothing
-—is honest clothing
IT, stands for real value in quality of cloth, trimmings and workmanship—and ia guaranteed to
keep its shape.
JnBt take alook at your own. Does it fit on the
shoulders and around the collar t Has it held its
proper shape in front? That is where Campbell'»
Clothing stands in a class by itself.  Let ns show yon.
f*li a mKflf'g 7%g Campbell Clothing Man
L/fiaiTlDerS 7j Hastings Street East
Every Factor of Typewriter Supremacy
Belongs to the
The superior strength .snd durability of the Remington snd its s
under every condition of service have always been recogniz-*
later reliability
In addition, every contribution to recent typewriter improvement has been s
Remington oontnbution. The First Column Selector, tbe First Built-in
Decimal Tabulator, the First KeySet
Tabulator and, the First Adding and
Subtracting Typewriter are four recent
Remington improvements, every one of
which constitutes a mile stone in typewriter progress.
10 and 11
Remington Typewriter Company
British Columbia Land
Splendid opportunities in Milted Farming, Dairying
Stock and Poultry
British Columbia Grants Pre-emptions of
160 Acres to Actual Settlers at
TERMS: Residence on the land (or at least
two years; improvements to the extent of $2.50'
per acre; payment of $40 at the end of two
years, and the balance of $160 (i.e. $120) in
3 annual instalments of $40, with interest at 6%
For Further Information Apply to
Deputy Minister of Lands, Victoria, B. C.
Secretary, Bureau of Provincial Information, Victoria
"Work withe President and
the President works with you"
President Suspenders Guaranteed.
Electric Light
Can now be Supplied in Certain Portions
of the City
Use Stave Lake Power
and Reduce Expenses
Office: 602-610 Carter-Cotton Bldg.
Vancouver, B.O.        Phone Seymour 4770 P.O. Box 1418
Of the 133,132 Labor Unionist! of
Dominion Vancouver Figures
Among Top-Nsftehen
A special report on labor organisation in Canada has just been issued
by the Labor Department at Ottawa.
It is tbe most complete of its kind
ever published In the Dominion.
An outstanding feature is that practically all Canadian trade unions are
International. Out of 1,741 local
unions ln Canada, more than 1,500 are
affiliated with the unions In the United
States. The tour largest cities in Canada comprise about one-fifth of the
local unions, as follows: Toronto,
105; Montreal, 95; Winnipeg, 79; Vancouver, 76.
The total estimated membership ln
Canada of trade unions Is 133,132, the
Canadian International roll reaching
ll',415, the remainder belonging to
purely Canadian unions.
Canada, the report shows, Is less
highly unionised than many European
countries. Germany has the largest
union membership, exceeding even
the figures ot the United States, with
its greater population, but .Great
Britain shows the highest percentage
of unions to population, Denmark being second, Germany third, and the
United States fourth,
New Labor Temple Tenant.
W. W. Leafcaux has opened a real
estate office on the ground floor of the
Labor'Temple, and Is now ready to
receive listings of property for sale, or
to purchase agreements for sale.. Mr.
Lefeaux haB also established , a department of public stenography and
multlgraphlng circular letters, and will
be pleased to quote prices on work of
this description. It might be as well
to mention tbat a multlgraph machine
Is used for printing circular letters to
look exactly like type-written ones,
and also for reports when many copies
are required. Any Information regarding the above can be obtained by
writing to the Labor Temple, Dunsmuir, street, Vancouver, ^r by telephoning Seymour 4108.
The Upholsterers' International Union of North America, local branch, was
formed August 17, 1910, with the following charter members: T. Shell-
.shear, C. O. Morlock, A. Fye, G. B.
Copeland, J. Hawkins, W. J. Stitt, E.
Glencross, E. R. Baker, A. McGillvray,
G. C. Lelghton, W. Stoddart, C. E.
Fowler, A. G. Baker, G. Montgomery,
D. Tlnewell.
The first officers were: President, T.
Shellshear; vice-president, W. J. Stitt;
recording secretary, J. S. Bell; financial secretary, C. O. Morlock; treasurer, A. Fye. Up to the present tbe
union has been in a flourishing condition, no benefits being necessary.
The,present officers are: President, W.
Johnstone; vice-president, 'W, Fair
burn; recording secretary, V. Zellin-
sky; financial secretary, C. O. Morlock; treasurer, C. J. Way. The union
meets first and third Fridays of each
month in the Labor Temple.
A Municipal Newspaper.
The Los Angeles "Municipal News"
Is demonstrating the feasibility of "a
newspaper owned by the people." This
paper Is owned by the City of Los
Angeles, It is published by the City of
Los Angeles, it is edited officially by
public servants of the City of Los Angeles, It sells for one cent a copy, and
It is not a mere city record but Is a
genuine city newspaper.
"Meet Me Face to Face"
that will lit and
that please and prices right
135 Hasting* Straet £.
* OF
Ingersoll's 24 Lectures  -  -   .50
Dr. Brown's True Marriage
Guide     -      -      -       .50
The Escaped Nun, Mary Moult .50
The People's Bookstore
 J62 Cordova W.
137 Cordova Street W.
Basement Hotel Cordova
Ask Tour Barbsr for
That delightfully refreshing after
slnivn cream.
WboltMlt and Bttul.
 Bhont Btymoar 4401
Union Woman Writer Ooei After
the Scalp of Union Hen in No
I would like to congratulate the
trades unionists of Vancouver on the
possession of their new Labor Temple. It Is a building to b'j proud of,
both fiom an archlUcural o'.wdpolnt
and for the cause It represents.
The question that comes to my mind
Is this: i What are the unionists going to do now? Are they going to rest
on their laurels? Will they think that
now they have such a splendid Labor
Temple that they have finished for a
tii.il). and can have u good tlmo? I
hope not Now l> the time for fresh
effort; now Is the time for us to do
lots of things that hive been put off
"till we get Into the hew Labor Temple." How many times has that been
said In ycur union when some needed
reform bas been suggested?
There sie several things that have
been left over from the convention
held at Victoria last January—the
Women's Label League for one thing.
Why llon't you get the women Inter-
ested ln the Labor movement. If
a Women's Label League were started
think how much It would help to advertise union-made goods ln this city.
The women have the spending of the
greater part ot the husband's wages,
naturally, but It's up to the trades
unionist to see that, It at all possible,
It Is spent ln the purchase of union-
made goods. By helping others yov|
are helping yourselves.'
Already there are quite a number
ot commodities that are strictly union-
made, that can be obtained in this
olty, and it's up to the women to insist on having their purchases made
by union workers and It will be found
that the storekeeper la as anxious to
supply you with what you want as
you are to get it - It only needs cooperation and Insistence on the' part
ot the purchasing public to have all
the etoreB eager to stock union goods,
Already one can obtain, among other things, men's and women's clothing,
boots and Bhoes, musical Instruments,
stoves, coffee, flour, jewelry, brooms,
whisks, etc. It's no excuse to say
that your store does not stock these
thingB. Keep after them till they do.
I heard a shoe store keeper in this
city say that if he had three inquiries
in one day for union-made shoes he
Would surely Btock them, but that he
was rarely asked tor them, be It said
to the shame of trade unionists, I say.
What help can we expect from outsiders when we are not consistent ourselves?
Maybe you are not a very large consumer and you think that your little
does not matter, but it does. "Mony
a mlckle makes a muckle," and no
one Is more alive to this fact than the
Btore keeper ot today. Competition is
so keen that he cannot afford to de-
Bpise the smallest order. Just think
of what the 8,000 union men could do, stood
with the trade of this city. If their'
earnings were consistently spent, on
union-made goods?
If we could only get it sufficiently
drilled into ub how much we could
do by standing firm and Increasing
our efforts to boost the Label and the
manufacture of union goods.
Let us try and forget that we are
carpenters, palnterB and bakera, and
remember that we are fellow-workers.
That'B the main thing. Keep It In
our minds that ah Injury to one is an
Injury to all and a good turn to one Is
a good turn to ourselves.
There Is no class more at war anions
themselveB tban the working class.
You do not find the employers and
capitalists warring among themselves.
They are too wise for that. They
know that it must Inevitably Injure
them, bo they cooperate and share
what they manage to fleece the worker out of.
Let us take a page out of their book
and stick together. They may have
the money and the machinery, but If
only the workers were absolutely solid,
where would they be, what good would
their money be? And the machinery;
wbat use is it when lying Idle? Just
imagine for a second what would happen if every man were organised and
to be depended upon ln case of a
strike. How long could a srtike last
—not a week, scarcely a day.
I know It's like a dream or a fairy
tale, but sometimes dreams come true.
Anyway it rests with the working men
In this city to make this one come
It is no use sitting down and chewing the rag about what we could do
if we were all organized. Get out
among your own craftsmen and keep
at them until they are all ln your union. You cannot expect the boss to.
It's up to you. Do it yourself. Don't,
for pity's sake, Walt for the other fel:
low to make the start and don't leave
everything for the business agent
He's only a man and can do only one'i
work, tho' very often he Ib expected
to do the work ot two.
Don't weary of talking to that nonunion neighbor of youra. Sometimes
the harder a man is to convince the
better he is when you do convince
Again, let me congratulate the unionists on their Labor Temple and ask
them, ln the name of Laoor, to make
It bo that It will have to be enlarged
before very long. R. L. G.
Or Parings from Parm's Potato
(By the Poor Scotchman.)
J; H. R„ City Heights—Now that the
punch clock Idea has been quietly
hurled for a time, the'Solons" at the
olty hall will be able to turn their attention towards making Vancouver a
"rational" port, and Doctor-of-what-we-
don't-know should be taken In..
J. W. W„ city—Yquj 'umble servant,
the special commissioner, came out of
the Investigation with all the honors
of war-drums beating and coat-tails
flying. As a disciple ot that celebrated
detective Yalelock Holmes, he has
proved himself a hero and a fit candidate for membership ln the Ananias
Club. He will now Indulge ln his annual dip tn tbe briny—and not before
It's time. /
R. P. P., city—It Is no good robbing
a bank. You have to be a member ot
an "unlawful assembly" before you attract the attention of the "news"
papers In this city.
Many lawyers are called (to the
"bar"), but few are chosen.  '
How to get "rich" quick: Get elected as chairman of the South Vancouver board of school trustees.
W. J. R,, N. W.—The "News-Ad."
says tbat The Sun does not know anything about the legislation affecting
the auperintendent of schools. Looks
like "the pot calling the kettle black."
M. J. B„ Whonnock—The "good'
people of Armstrong are blaming the
government tor the alleged railroad
that will pass their city about six
miles away. They certainly voted for
what they didn't get and yet they don't
seem to like it.
E. K. T., city—Plans for the "animation" of the Carpenters are now being
developed. It is to be hoped that they
won't be negatives.
A. E, M„ Rubytown, B. S.—Accord
Ing'to the latest "bloomers," issued by
the educational authorities of Swaff-
ham-on-the-Swlpe, a gentleman la "a
man who wears a watch and chain,
and loves Jesus I"
T. 8. C, city—The reason why the
Salvation Army holds "self "denial
campaigns Is because there's money In
It—for them.
Capital's Toll.
In May last there were 90 fatal accidents and 241 serious injuries suf.
fered by Canadian workers. That Is
158 more than ln the corresponding
period last year.
Berry Bros.
Agents for Cleveland Cycles,
"Thi Bloyolt with tit* Btpatttton"
Full line of accessoriea
Repairs promptly executed
 sflw Stymoar 7503	
Light and Heavy Horses
646 Hornby St.     Phone Sey. 798
Imperial Wine
Importers, Wholesale and
Retail Dealers in
Beers, Winea
Goods Delivered Free to all
■ parts of the city
Phoke Sey, 1)55
64 Cordova Street West
The Endless Spiral.
The Department ot Labor at
Ottawa estimates that the cost of
the prime necessities has risen
ten "points" in the last year, being
the highest on record. In May, 1911,
the register ln tbe department
at   135.9.
Bert de Wiele Goes "Home."
Bert de Wiele of the Greenwood, B.
C. Miners' union, is off to the old country for a trip when July arrives. Together with this news, and two dollars for subs., he Bends congratulations
for the successful outcome of the resistance to Mayor Fuidlaypopoffskl's
attempt to Incarcerate free speech.
Electricians, No. 621.
The organisation work under the
direction of our business agent, Mr.
Estinghausen, is being conducted vigorously nnd diplomatically, with the
result that a number of non-union
houses will soon be going back to
work, and it Is the right place for
them. If they perform their work ln
the same manner as they have conducted tbelr business since last June,
they will soon be unemployable.
The Typo. Conscience,
The secretary of the Typo. Union,
in response to this notice posted ln
Labor Temple received 11 umbrellas,
now awaiting claimants: "Notice-
Will the person who was seen to take
an umbrella from the Labor hall at
the close of the May meeting return
same to Secretary's office and no questions will be asked; otherwise action
rfill be taken for recovery."
LooR at the Label
Q It is not a Jaeger Shirt unless it bears the name. Because of its lasting quality and
distinct style of fabrio and
colorings, the JAEGER shirt
has booome immensely
T. B. Cuthbertson
345 Hastings W.   630 Granville
619 Hastings W.
Milwaukee .Coopers Strike.
Over 200 coopers employed by the
Brewers' Association ln Milwaukee
have struck, their demands for un Increase from !7% cents to 45 cents
per hour being refused, as was also
the Saturday half-holiday. Two of the
cooperage establishments have signed
up.   ;
May Federate Forces.
The carpenters of Winnipeg, both
Amalgamated and Brotherhood, have
determined to amalgamate. The
question has been practically settled
and a meeting is scheduled for the
purpose of working out the details of
the amalgamation.—U. n. of C. Bulletin.
Plumbers and Stsamfltters, Local 170.
The competition for jobs among the
competent men at. the trade Is not
very keen and the members are turn-
Ing out to the meetings In larger numbers than was the case during the
winter. Our business agent, Brother
Qulnlan, Ib doing his utmost to stir up
the dry bones and Ib meeting with
some success. Plans for the amalgamation of the I. A. of Steam Fitters
with the United Association, with
which we are affiliated, are now being
carried out, and not before It was
time. There Is no room for two separate organizations In the' steamflttlng
industry. Whenever we have had occasion to go on strike, the "master"
plumbers and the "master" steamflt-
tors have always been ln one organ!*
zatlon. What has been good for them
can do us no harm. We must try and
see If we can be a little more successful ln securing a greater share of the
profits that accrue from our labor.
and Cigars
Big; Cigar
642 Granville Street
The Home of High-Class
Where Everybody Goes
 : , . v .—.     ....   hi        mm     us. ii   ■■■■iiii-.iis-HM   lis is I' rriiiiTrmjwpwwimmt
We Study the Mechanic awl Mis*
' <■<  " ' ■   ''    ("'"    '  -   .       '*!' .'Mii».V;i,.stj
Whin Wo Const to Price) Oat paw ■'■■■
Tools and Hardware
Thaso Mama Should Appeal
NICHOLI/8      best      FRAMING    LUFKIN'g    bMrt    """      "' ""■"
lown or stationary. These are the stantoneous readings
«st mads by the' Nlcholl's Company, „„ . t . . _
ind will withstand salt water. Bio, *">• • Iron Jack P
sws, Hts and 0AM. ^cutter   	
Plane with thick
This Is "the" MARKET for the Careful Housewife.
Thli ll STRAWBERRY WEEK, These are at their belt ind
cannot be bettor or finer thli season, so lt'i up to you to put them upend NOW. We have thi finest fruit direct trom local growers.' thaw
we can guarantee. They are delivered to ui fresh and trash hour or
hour. We put our prion down to lowest. You can nt your preserving sugar at our Grocery Dept. Your nam, ladles, itc., it our
Hardwire Dipt. We serve you throughout sad WE SERVE YOU
OUR $3.50 and $4.00 SHOES
Bright and Dull Leathers l Camping, Boating and
Tans If You Prefer    |       Tennis Shoes
Wf    O P P    204 MAIN STREET
> J*   */ *V *Y Opposite the City Hal
Namad Shoai Aro rraquentlr
Mad* in Non-Union tactorioa
no matter-what its name, unless it bun a
plain and readable impression of this Stamp.
All shots without ths Union Stamp are
always Non-Union.
Boot ca Shoo WorRon* Union
246 Summer Street Boston, Mail.
J. F. Tobin, Pres.,   C. L. Baine, See.-Trees.
For any WEAR and every WEAR
For Shoes that WILL WEAR
For Shoes made by UNION WORKMEN of honest
*" material see
The Shoe        \€T ff\  f\  T\    Look for the
Specialist VV   \J   \J   MJ    Union Stamp
Contral "K" Boot Agency
160 Cordova Street Weat, near Cambie Vancouver, B. tt
Get Your Money's Worth
BtS,   ih (j c.
Ten Federation.t Sub. Cards for $7.50
Select your Cigars from Boxes bearing this Label
Honest and Artistic
The most scientific and
Open  from  9  a. in.   to 8 p. m.
Office Open Evenings
Hours 9 to 8
Bank tf Ottawa Building
Cor. Seymour and Hastings
The Beer Without
2 Peer
The Vancouver Breweries
Money-Saving Prices
House Furnishings
See Provinoe and World each day for full particulars
Catalogue now ready—Out of town customers
can get the benefit of our low prices by sending name and
address fop a oopy.   A postcard will do.
The H. A. Edgett Co., Ltd.
Dept. F, Cor. Cambie & Pender Sts. Vancouver
She scope of prion aad nrlstiss
saatra our Trunk station, sltuatsd
on tbe Mala rioor, the mat supply ou.tr. for SraveUsA n.owii.
um. Svnr on may lad satisfactory stlietums in the extensive
lines and la the prtstat prists,
Th.ra is a broad mrristlon for
•ooaomy to tboss wbo eontsmplatt
a summtr trip abroad or olsewMro.
Our stook oomprlHS all tbat Is asw
aid aoni la trunks and you will
lad cur prion rlfbt. Visit this
sntton BOW.
James Stark Sffl,8
Hatting* Straat Waat
Between Abbott and Carrall
Whale Brand
roans:   vairoonvia—am   sanows
Bridge. 41-foot lots one block from
the waterfront ln D.L. 193, price 1550.
quarter cash, balance ln 6, 12 and 18
months. Building- lots In North Vancouver, from 1250 and up, on easy
terms. Whltaker & Whltaker, "The
North Vancouver Experts," 480 Howe
Street, Vancouver. Phone Seymour
slow orqulck
death. This
Is tbe Troth
deal doubt It. Read "How to Take
Care of a Wife" and "The Royal Road
to Hell" (Qrave). Price 60c, sold at
book stores. Mental Development
Classes. 60c, Tuesdays and Fridays
at 8 p.m. Don't despair concerning
your health and that of your dear
Call 561 Granville Street
Phone Sey. 8122L
"Size,   Strength,   Endurance"
Union - Made
A special cut, made by union
girls, under the supervision ai a
unionist, who thoroughly understands the overall needs and requirements of Vancouver wage
workers. Ask your merchant
for them and look for both the
Union and Whale Brand
22 Water St. Phone Sey. 1993
Amalgamated Carpenters.
At the last meeting of the South
Vancouver Local of the Amalgamated
Carpenters, the secretary, R. Jackson, who has joined the order of Benedicts, wai the recipient of a wedding
present consisting of a case of cutlery.
President Chas. Wilcox, ln making the
presentation, wished Bro. Jackson and
his wife all the happiness their hearts
could desire, a sentiment which wai
enthusiastically endorsed by the meet-
lag. Bro. Jackson, though apparently
a little embarassed at this sudden
change from the regular gathering ln
of dues, suitably replied, amid further
applause. Later ln the evening Bro.
H. Raynor, who is making a trip to
the Old Country, previous to settling
ln the "land of the Southern Cross,"
received a hearty vote of appreciation
of his good services to his local. A
few of the members met Bro. Raynor
at the depot on his departure and
handed him a briar pipe, a memento
of hli membership in the South Vancouver branch of the Amalgamated
Efficiency Is another name for machine with the band of capitalism In-
terestedly fingering the lever?
Mail,  Oils    num.! geymeur 3M1
aaa VaniabM
Cross, Buchanan & Cross
'   «7 Bomir Itrnt
Wea* Leader
It helps you to be well
dressed for less money.
An endless variety of
soft and still' hats of
every conceivable stylo
and color are here at
saving to yourself of a
dollar to a dollar and a
Leader Exclusive
$2.00 Hat Store
S.W. Corner Hastings and
Abbott Streets
J. W. B, to O. B., Toronto—Go west,
young man; they are thirsting for
some of your pent-up feelings and
over-worked Jokes.
J. W. B. to J. M. a—The only fault
I find with your palatial Labor Temple
is they have forgotten to recognize
your work by not having a statue
of you ln the entrance. But your
name will be Inscribed on that list
of always forgottens.
J. W. B. to R. P. P.—If the B. C.
Federatlonist wishes to aspire to the
realms of the Hamilton Labor News
Parm. will have to Invest in a bigger
paste pot and pair of shears.
R. P. P. to Jimmy S.—If you need
news for your new paper we will be
pleased to send along extra copies so
that you can scalp all you want.
Syndicate Shares Go to 331-3
Cents After Saturday
June 29
The non-explosive, non-scaling
Talbot Boiler Is creating u sensation
ln  the  mechanical  world.
The syndicate now organizing at
124 Hastings street west to take
over all the Canadian rights has
raised most of thne money desired
for that purpose.
Subscriptions to the Syndicate will
cost you 33 1-3 cents each after
Saturday, June 21W1.
The Talbot Boiler Is a marvelous
steam generator, ln reality it is a
fuel economizer, a boiler, ami a
steam superheater all In one-third
the space and with one-half the
weight of other  boilers,
Four tons of coal will do tho
work of live—saving 20 per cent, of
the fuel bill. The Talbot Boiler Is
a great wage saver as well as a remarkable economizer of fuel, It has
a dozen advantages that make it a
better boiler than any other.
The fact that tho low cost of
construction uffordti a profit of 100
per cent, assures an enormous
amount of dividends to shareholders.
aaovBirr tob xwvsitobi.
The Canadian rights for the Talbot Holler are hold In escrow by
the Vancouver Trust Company, Limited, ius security for every dollar
When the $10,000 linn been nrniscd,
The Canadian Talbot Boiler Company, Limited, will be orgnnlzed and
the stock sold at $1.00 per shure.
After Saturday* June 2Dth, subscriptions will lie received hy this
Guard of Syndfcate Managers on a
basis of 33 1-3 cents pur share.
Wltliiln u few short weeks the
shares will be selling at tho full
price of 11,00 each. Tho biggest
profits will go to those who first nut
their capital into this enterprise.
Invest now,
Whether you have much or little
money, you are Invited to Join the
Talbot Boiler Syndicate, which controls this big money-making monopoly In all of Canada, itemember,
you can get a number of shares for
every dollar you Invest NOW. ON13
your future by Investing in the Talbot  Boiler  to-day.
Board of f radicate Xaaarm for
The Canadian
Talbot Boiler
184 KAiToros mm wm*,
YAsffOOVTSS, a. 0.
Officers  Nominated;   Non-Union
Concerns  Jolted;   Organization Committee Busy.
By  B.  R  GRANT
(Sec. New Westminster T. and L. C.)
Central Labor    Body    held its regular
K?tfthnpLab?T,  W  on   Wednesday,
vrJw,ili\ \rti!i- Cllllstl« in the chair.
Uenentlals    were   read   and   receiver*
JJWP the United Brotherhood of Spen-
ters  as   follows:     B.   D.   Grant   A   B
Christie, E. P. Watters, W. jjpattewon,
Tvi'W aml De]pK"tes Glbh of the
oblifiutet? t,ie MU8l°ians were
Communications were read and disposed of as follows:
n,i °»n Progressive Association, assuring
ffifcJS? W tlie, A«*°ciatfon dad never
had any printing done outside New West-
u.i 1wr .amt tl\° P0"0? of the individual members along those lines was not
known to the Association.    Filed
From Progressive Association  re the
removal   of   dregding   headquarters   to
Vancouver, laid over to New Business.
. Trom City. Council re painting on library   Ordered filed
From painters, giving list of nowly-
elealod officers,   frfled for reference.
Del. Grant reported for the committee
appointed to interview City Council re
Civic I'-niploymmt Bureau, that the committee had appeared before the City
Counoll and had secured the appointment
of Aldermen Dodd, Gray and White as a
committee to confer oh the question the
conference to be held on Wednesday, July
3rd, at 7 p.m. Report adopted.
m Beport of Unions.
Typos—All working. Bartenders—AH
working. Plumbers—One or two men
idle. Clgarmakers—All working. Amalgamated Carpenters—All working; two or
threo new members since last meeting.
Barbers—All working; Magee's and Walkers shops still unfair. Tteamsters—Still
progressing; have been trying to get city
teamsters Into the organization, with
poor results. The men claim they are
getting good wages and have no need of
the union, altho admitting that their
present satisfactory conditions are largely due to the efforts of Labor's representative on the council board, viz., Alderman Dodd, which goes to show that
economic pressure Is about the only
thing that keeps the average-worker
loyal to the cause of Labor
U. B. Carpenters report nearly all men
working, except on jobs that are held
up for lumber. It Is to say the least
peculiar that in the very centre of the
lumber manufacturing industry of B. C.
half of the jobs in the city are held up
for material,
Painters—All   working;   holding their
second annual picnic at White Rock on
Saturday, June 29.
Letter Carriers—All working.
Musicians—Reported trouble with Edison theatre.   Referred to New Business.
Del. Cameron moved that Art, 4, Sec.
4, of constitution he amended to read
nominations and elections shall take
place in June and December of each
year, instead of annually as at present.
After considerable discussion motion
Nominations were completed as follows:
Pres.—Del R. A. Stoney; Del. A.
Christie withdrew.
Vlce-Pres.—Del. Cameron; Del. Hogg
Rec. Sec—G. D. Grant
Treas.—J.  B. Chockley.
Sergt.-at-Arms—H. Corder; A. M. McLaren.
Trustees—C. E. Shaw, D. Hunter, D.
5. Cameron, W. Dodd;
A resolution was received from, the
Progressive Association addressed to
the Minister of Public Works protesting
against the moving of the dredging
headquarters to Vancouver, also the misrepresentations made to the department
by H. A. Bayfield. After considerable
discussion the resolution was endorsed.
The Musicians' Union signalized their
advent to the floor of the Council by a
protest against the management of the
Edison theatre, which employs non-union
Del. Innes moved that this council
appoint a committee to Interview the
management and endeavor to straighten
out the affair, and also to Investigate
the case of a government employee from
the penitentiary who, altho supposed to
be on duty there, plays every night at
the Edison for less than the union scale.
Moved in amendment that the matter
be laid over until next meeting and
the musicians be requested to send a
committee to Investigate and report at
next meeting.
Moved ln amendment to the amendment that a committee he appointed to
Investigate the conditions at the Edison
and report.
Mr. Rushton of the Musicians' union,
who was given the floor, stated that the
manager had stated that he didn't want
any union men about the place.
Amendment to the amendment carried.
The Secretary was voted a salary of
$10 a month, beginning on July 1st.
Del, Knutsen states that the Federal
Labor Union Is nearly six months in
arrears and asked what was to be done.
On motion the organization committee
was authorized to call a mass-meeting of
unorganized workers with a view to
building up the Federal Labor Union if
On motion the Federal Labor Union
was squared on the books to July 1st.
Del Dodd reported that all the city
by-laws were carried by a majority of
7 to 1.
Delegate Grant reported that The Federationist had been placed lunder the
joint control of the B. C. Federation
of Labor and Vancouver Trades and
Labor Council, and is now the official
mouthpiece of organized labor In B. C,
and urged the delegates to boost the
subscription list in their various unions.
On motion the delegates were instructed to ask their respective unions to forward labor news to the editor of the
Daily News, who proposes to institute
a labor column in the Saturday Ncwb.
An account for $12 rent was ordered
paid.    Receipts, $14; expenses, 12.
The Merchants Bank.
The Merchants Bank of Canada announces that a new $100,000 building
Is to be eredted at the 'corner ol Car- j
rail and Hastings streets, to be ready
for occupancy as soon aB possible.
Meantime temporary quarters are to:
be maintained three doors west of
their permanent building.
Union Men, Support
Your Own Principles
•J When you buy your suits
from us you are doing so, We
employ union workmen only.
tj In dealing with us you are
helping yourself in another way,
because you are assured of the
FIT and the MOST UP-TO-
TJiat slimy and scurrilous sheet go
Ing under the misnomer of "The Vancouver Truth," which loudly proclaims
It's own virtue, and ridicules everyone
and everything that does not agree
with It's own petty schemes has at
last shown Itself to the public In its
true colors.
The principal hobby of the inhuman
vultures who are at the head of this
despicable stench, is to enrich its own
treasury, by flaunting the misery of
the poor slaves who through economic
reasons are forced into lives of shame.
The buzzard Is now trying to practice
its crafty schemes on the poor unsuspecting newsboys by arbitrarily raising the cost to them in them ln such
a manner aa to make even mammon
blush with shame.
Facts of ths Case.
Other papers retail to the newsies at
the rate of 3 for 5 cents, but the no
torious sheet hiding under the name,
"The Vancouver Truth," has the audacity to try and compel the boys to
pay ten cents for 3 copies, not even
permitting the return of those the
boys do not sell.
i This outrageous conduct on the part
of that moral pervert Mr. Gothard was
asking a little too much for even the
uncomplaining newsies to bear. The
unorganized boys agreed among themselves not to retail the foul sheet until Mr. Gothard rescinded his former
actions. A committee of three were
unanimously elected at a meeting held
by the majority of Vancouver's leather
lunged ones to Interview the editor
snd try to arbitrate the matter ln a
manner that would prove satisfactory
to all concerned.
Upon arriving at the editor's office
and stating their mission the representatives were treated in the vilest
manner imaginable. Although a young
lady, not ten feet away was within
hearing, Mr. Gothard used such vile
and filthy language as would make a
denizen of the underworld appear as
a novice ln the master's presence. The
obscene and unimaginable tilth pouring forth from bis foul mouth produced
such an effect that the neighboring
men In the surrounding offices protested vehemently, almost coming to
blows with Mr. Gothard; In fact, one
of his own men protested against such
unwanton display of the editor's foul
The three citizens who tried to act
aa a conciliation board, finding they
were disdainfully received, were forced
to leave without coming to any understanding.
They reported the proceedings of
tbe meeting back to the boys. Later
in the day, realizing the newsies were
solidly standing by one another, he
acceded their demands.
Winnipeg Typos.
Typos ln the 'Peg are still negotiating for a new scale. They now have
a record membership, and are out for
a 100 per cent. town. A. J, Kugler,
general organizer of the United Brewery Workmen of America, is In the
city fixing up a new scale with the
brewers, with good prospects of success.
The J. N. Harvey, Ltd., Stores, start
their second annual mid-summer Clearance Sate this morning at 9 o'clock. It
Is the policy.of this house to carry over
nothing from one season to another, and
the knife has been put so deeply Into the
prices of the Bummer goods, that this
sale should effect a speedy clearance.
Those, who have taken advantage of
previous sales at these stores, will remember that a sale here means genuine
bargains In the very highest class of
merchandise Obtainable for men and
hoys. This sale comas at a very opportune time especially from the standpoint of parents who lhave bbys to
clothe. for tho vacation season. Prices
of all goods are marked tn plain figures,
Hie regular as well as the sale prices,
and you can see Just .what you are sav-
The Stores are at 126-127 Hastings
Street West, formerly Johnston-Kerfoot
The Perth Amboy strikers have won
their fight, and that is why the papers
stopped so suddenly saying anything
about it.
Home of "Tailor Fit"
from $15.00 to $35.00
from 75c to $5 a Suit
from $1.00 to $5.00
from $2.00 to $5.00
613 Granville Street
2nd Annual Mid-Summer
Q A T 17 of Clothing, Hats and Fur-
A Sale Here Means Genuine Bargains
Everything for men and boys at greatly
reduced prices to dear. All prices marked
in plain figures.   You oan see just what
you save.
J. N. Harvey
125-127 Hastings Street West
The Progressive
Shoe Repair Co.
Open till 8:15 Evenings
"Best Three Dollar Hat on Earth"
Richardson & Potts
417 Granville Street, Phone 3822
Like Begets Like.
Smallpox has broken out among the
prisoners In San Diego, and Is now
threatening the entire city.
The Voice Attaining Majority.
Tbe Issue of the Winnipeg "Voles"
of June 21 completed Its nineteenth
year of publication.
The Merchants Bank
Paid-up Cnpitnl and Reserve,
Savings Bank
Receive Special Attention
•J Take advantage of our 47
years of experience in handling Savings Bank business.
Best Current rates of interest
allowed. Our office at the
cor. of Hastings and Carrall
keeps open on Saturday
night for the purpose of getting YOUB
Savings Bank Account
Cor. Hastings & Carrall Cor. Granville & I
Vancouver, B. 0.
Vancouver, B.O,
The 1912
The Indian Motorcycle is the Ideal
Machine for the Business Man
The Motorcycle of Quality, Material, Speed and Workmanship.
The Records of the Pafl are Good Enough Evidence
It represents the acme of perfection as far as Speed, Power and Reliability are concerned. ,,      , . ,
It amply fulfils the wants of the public, whose requirements have not
received the attention they deserve.
The winner of The Tourisl Trophy, held in July, 1911, on the Isle
of Man, England.
108 Hastings St. East Phone Sey. 2794
Agents for Massey-Harris Bicycles and Indian Motorcycles
Five Ac*es of Rich Black .Soi
Will Make You An Excellent Home
fl We have the only genuine article-only twenty-eight miles from
Vancouver P;0. and convenient to tram and good roads. An old
estate just being subdivided. <& We know you will buy on sight,
so we will be pleased to take you out any day by auto to see.
We have looked the ground over carefully ourselves, and do not hesitate to say that it is the
best we have ever 'had the pleasure in offering to the public,
We may not have an aore left by July 1st, so come at once and arrange for what you need.
Notaries, Conveyancers,   Insurance
J. Z. HaU & Co., Ltd.
Established 1890
734 Hastings St W


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