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CIliCUUTION!   &W
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FfiDlEfiATIi
lNprJ8Tt^b TflhTtr. gTRBNOTH.
Fourth Year. No. 56
OFFICIAL PAPBR: VANCOUVER TRADB8 AND LABOR COUNCIL AND B; C. FBDBBATION OF LABOB.
yANCOUVBB,,B, C, WEDNESDAY, MAftCH |0, &12.
H^ME MILITIA OF CHRIST
FOR SOCIAL SERVICE"
Are They? What Are They? Answered By the
Bulletin of the A. P, of Catholic Societies.   '
ated Association of Iron, Steal and
Tin Worker*.
"Vice-President—John S. Whalin,
Rochester, N. ?,: ex-secret»ry State of
N*w York,
■'Second   .ice-President—Pet*r W.
Collins, Springfield, II),; uerettry In-
Tad active director and organiser ternallonal Brotherhood ot Electric*!
Ullltla of Chrlit Is an organit-
atl— formed and directed by th*
Jesuits for th* avowed purpos* ot
■topping th* spread tit Socialism
•amongst the mtmbsrs ot Trad*
Unions on the North American eoatln.
ef tw* Vow I* th* B*v«r*nd ntbir
rettr A, Pf*M, of the American F*d-
»*«»&«
onoviBtioBi of Um Xmtiicw.lMfrf
tk* of Labor la It, Lqiui i»-»«i
»»d »t Atlwta, Oa., In Hll,
"Th* BulUtln ot th* Amarloan
Pritotlon ot Catholic goclotle*" 1*
publlshtd *t 114118 But Blghth Bt,
- Cloolhnati, Ohio, and tha following
account to <ak*tt tram th* October,
l»ll, number of that "Bulletin:"
Th* retention and th*. Amerlun
'•deration ef Ubor.
"the American ■ Federation ot Oa-
.nolle. Societies tor th* flrat Urn* In
lis history **nt a frat*m*l delegate
to- the convention of th* American
nitration ot Labor whloh convened
Ib Bt, Louis, Noy*mbar,M;w, Th*
AuwrlOM F*d*r»tlop of Labor repre-
seal* ■Marly all of th* Trade Upton*
In th* Unite* Itstos »p« li op* of
lh* most pow*rturi»bor organisation!
In th* world. la recent y*»r» tbe So-
elaiiai* h»v* bow straining every
effort to win th* sympathies Ot tola
great labor organisation, but several
sterling Christian labor leaders have
las* much to *Um thl* Boolallsflo
-opaganda.; It wa* timely, therefore,
for th* American Federation of Ca-
tlioHc BocMlM to take an intoreit In
this great labor movement tnd to
uphold the hand* of th* men who
have own fighting■Socialism among
' tne labor union* of thl* country.
"Th* Rev. Peter A. Diets wu our
authorised repreuntatlve. Let me
sum up briefly what Father Diet* hu
accomplished. Possessing the proper
credentlil* of our Federation, he wu
seated as a fraternal, delegate in the
convention of th* American Federation of labor, among other* who came
trom England, Canada, and other
couatriae. During the course of the
convention he wu called upon by
President Samuel Oomper* to address
- the delegate*, which he did In * moat
eloquent and stirring manner. Prior
to his coming to the St. Louis convention he placed himself in corns-
poadeae* with the Archbishop of St.
Louis, Most Rev. J. J. Ohmaon, D. D.,
*ad proposed to hi* Grace the cele-
bratio* of a High Haas with a suitable senno* for the Catholic labor
delegate* on the Sunday ot the convention. Th* Archbishop favored
rather Wets' suggestion *nd invited
a* latter to celebnte the High Mass.
rha Archbishop himself preached the
urtuon. To thl* celebntlon Father
Diets sent out Inviutions to all the
dalegatet attending the convention
of the American Federation of Labor
—Catholic* and non-Catholics alike,
Two hundred and fifty out of 380 delegate* accepted the invitation and listened to one of the greatest sermons
ever delivered by. tbe eloquent Archbishop of Bt. Louis.
"later during, the convention our
delegate- gathered the Catholic men
together, and with the approval of
Archbishop Olennon eatabllahed a society celled "The Militia of Christ for
Social Service," which baa for one of
Ha objects the defense ot the Chria-
tl*a order, of society and its progressive; development. This society will
be affiliated with,the American Federation ot Catholic Societies. Among
Ha officers we find luch names as:
"President—Peter J. McArdle, Pitta-
burg, Pa.; president of the Amalgam-
Worken.
"Recording Secretary—Thorn** J,
Duffy, But Liverpool. Ohio; president
National Brotherhood ot Potten.
"Executive Seoretary—Rev. Peter
B. Diet*, Oberlin, Ohio.
; Directorate.
"•John Mltohell, New York City;
Chairman Trades Agreement Department National Civic-Federation.
"James O'Connell, Wsshlngton, D.C.,
president International Association ot
Machinist*.
"Dennis A. Hayes, Philadelphia, Pa.;
president International Association of
Glass Blowers. -. -v
"John R. Alpine, Chicago; president
International Association of Plumbers
and Steamfitters.
"David A. Carey, Toronto, Canada;
chairman Separate School Board:
"Rhody Kenehap, Denver, Colorado;
treasurer State of Colorado, >
"Michael J. Halllpan, Brocton, MaBS.;
Boot and Sho'e Workers,
. "James   Greener,   Richmond,  Virginia;   vice-president Virginia State
Federation of Labor.
"John Mofflt, Newark,' N. J.; president Internationa) Association ot Hat-
ten ot North America.
"T.V. O'Connor, Buffalo, N.Y.; International president of the Longshoremen.
'■John Golden, Fall River, Mass.; in
ternatlonal president of the Textile
Workers.
"Frank Duffy, Indianapolis, lnd.; sect
retary of the United Brotherhood of
Uarpentera and Joiners.
"I believe that all the delegates
here present feel that the work accomplished by the first, delegate to
the American Federation of Labor
is worthy of commendation, and that
the Father will be delegated again to
represent the American Federation
of Catholic Societies at the next convention of the American Federation
of Labor.
Father Diets is representing the
Militia of Christ at this convention
and will during the course of our pro.
ceedlngs, no doubt, give an account
of his work and accomplishments.
Tour national secretary had the pleasure of attending one of the sessions
of 'the convention of the American
Federation ot Labor • with Father
Diets, and. was Introduced to several
Catholic' and non-Catholic labor leader* of thl* country, who expressed
their" appreciation of the good work
of our delegate and of the Interest
the American Federation of Catholic
Societies is taking lh the labor unions
of the United States,'1
The foregoing Is a very Interesting
document and will readily commend
Itself to the Intelligence of those who
realise what it means to trade unionism,
(•Ex-President ot the United Mine
Workers of America;)
BREW BRITiM[lp^
Many politicians remind one of a
deaf deacon who doesn't know whether It Is a collection or a funeral sermon which Is coming.
Which do you prefer, slavery or
freedom? By voting the Liberal or
Conservative ticket you vote for Slav-
ery; by voting the Socialist ticket you
vote for freedom.
Remarkable, Artlet* Published In London Mil* Mall by Victor Wshsr,
Well Knewn * Wrltsr-Immense
Change In British Life—Scolal Raln-
oarnatfon Appears to B* Preceding
RemomlMaly.
Victor Fiiftst hu the following Illuminating article In th* London Dally
Mall, whloh shows how serious will
be the aftermath of the great coal
strike.
Hen In Great Britain tbe middle-
class man is separated by a chum
far broader and deeper from hi* manual working brother than he is from
say foreigner of his own class. "How
the poor live" hu, ot course, been «
subject ot Interest for the student, the
•lum worker, and the charity-monger,
but I do not refer primarily to the outward and visible signs of th* workers'
lives, but to the Inner thought*, th*
emotions, the Ideals, the hopes which
■way -them. The average man, outside the manual working-class, Is still
oblivious of this tremendous psychological problem In his midst,.growing
in intensity and complexity, and which
If unsolved, will, at no distant date,
thrust our whole Industrial and social
lite Into anarchy and dissolution. -
End of Mlddle-Claes Standard*.
The average. mldde-clase man still
Insists that the manuals must go on
thinking in terms of his middle-class
Interest*, economics, politics and morals. He is apparently Incapable of
Imagining that immensely more numerous classes are steadily securing
Ibe balance of power In the state, and
that the social order, thus transform'
ed, may differ, In all respects as dramatically and as completely from the
social order of today as that differs
from the Institutions, customs and In-
dustriermethods of the feudal period
In Europe.   "■% !
Everywhere there are signs and portents of Immense changes In every department of life, and this social reincarnation is proceeding remorselessly,
Inevitably, far beyond the reach of
kings, kaisers or parliaments to control. What are the main characteristics of this present "unrest"?
The first thing that must strike the
most thoughtless is that tt Is ubiquitous. It Is'not peculiar to England.
Everywhere Demos Is stirring—dissatisfied, restless, pugnacious, menacing.
His conduct may be ungracious, fool.
Ish, unscrupulous, "what you will," but
as a brilliant public man once observed, "You cannot Indict a whole nation." How much less can you- Indict
more than three-fourths of civilized
mankind?
Organized Unrest.
The next thing that one observes Is
that In a steadily increasing measure
this unrest is becoming self-conscious
and 'organized. In the early and mid-
Victorian period there were strikes
and lockouts as today, but then they
were relatively sporadic, localised, and
gathered little or no sympathy outside
the. immedlte area ot sectional craft
involved. Today they have grown to
such .Frankenstein proportions that
they threaten the whole lite of the
state, Their organisers on both sides
have compacts international or, rather, extra-national, In character, which,
though they have no .legal authority,
are writ* which run where no legal authority would b* aftotlve, and are
having far mor* Influence on our Industrial and commercial lite than nine-
tenths ot tht parliamentary enactment* of- the day. '<From th* coalfields of NorthUmhofisud, the Midlands, and South WsJis, ambauadora
go forth wlih no othewredentlals than
can be accorded by «million organised and disciplined British mlaen,
seeking aa understanding bu*d oa h*
terests whloh an oonMved to be common to miners throughout the world.
Simultaneously th* Jntoiport worker*
prepare to take the leld In alliance
with their "comrador of the coalfields, determined o« to touch aa
TRADES COUNCIL
ENDORtl SOCIALISM
Voncouvef Trades A Labor;
Counoll voted "ayff by an overwhelming majority, to the question: "An you lit favor of th*
principles ot,,le*l»llsm?", submitted to « roWrendum by th*
resent convention of th* B. C.
Federation of Lai
The debate ,wa*
MdV*ty, w
th* affirmative,
git* Tralnor, of
ploy***,, who
opposition, quotli
from the lltsratu
1st Party of Cat
hie contention Mil
liatlon waa the foe of the unions.
Delegates Hoover, Gow, Kavanagh, Partridge and others fol-'
lowed, and when the vote wa*
finally taken It stood 63 In favor,,
8 against, 2 not voting.
The   meeting   was    orderly'
throughout,
ounce of foreign coal should existing
continental stocks be drawn on.. The
amazing unity of purpose is supposed
to be based merely on a desire to increase the wages of labor, or to secure the recognition of s bare minimum. If anything is more amazing
than the unity ot. the manual it Is the
opaqueness of the Judgment of his
''betters" on his actions.
All vast Improvements must have
ssnctlons superior to the Interests or
the units which compose them. Based
primarily on the material Interest* of
their members, they are based Anally
on something greater oven than the
collectivity of those units—they are
based on an idea. The peril lies far
more In the idea, not In the battle
around the material Interests. What
is that Idea today?-*','
The idea of the common class Inter
ests of jue myriads who have nothing
to sell but their labor power;-who
.have practically no hope ot ever having anything to sell hut; their,, labor
power, and who are Increasingly discontented with the methods of Its purchase and the price It secures,
Let us remember that all the old-
world sanctions whloh knit society together are in the melting pot—placed
thin by others than the manned work,
er. Loyalty to king* qua kings, u our
father* understood lad felt It, fulty
to feudal lord, Inbred respect And obedience' to noble birth, uttermost submission to the church—all have gone.
What have we In their place? .An oligarchy founded In nuance, capable
oily in terms of cash. Then la no
strong and enduring sanction her* to
keep men disciplined to th* service of
the state. The battle tor power lit*
between the vast snd infinitely com-
phut capitalist interest and the rising
and menacing masses. ' .
Filler* of ths Labor Party.
On the other hand, it Is Increasingly
Mt that the parliamentary labor par
ty" has become a tremendous failure.
It* bankruptcy under the. leadership
of Mr. Ramsay Macdonald, has thrown
the organised worker* back on their
own industrial resources. Everywhere One hsara that men parllamen-
Urianlsra is played out. Here I* the
extremest peril. The dam of constitutional legislation la being burst asunder. The old trade unions—craft unions—an being everywhere undermined by a vehement advocacy of the
new Industrial unionism; unity on the
bul* of class,, not craft.      '
The common Interests of the entire
working class, irrespective of tnd*,
are being preached ceaselessly and re-
monelessly. The duty of: the entln
working clou to stand together Is sell-
ing the Imagination el the worker*,
and hence the threat of the sympathetic strike. But behind all there rise*
np mere notion of a betterment of wages or conditions of labor, but the vision of a complete social transformation, tersely expressed In the words of
one of the revolutionary songs:
"We have been nothing, let's he all."
The catastrophic movement .will go
i on. The coal crisis of today may pass
away u the railway crisis of yesterday was temporarily solved. But the
movement will gather force from it*
failures, determination In defeat, until
'it* triumph merges Into terrorism.
One thing only can obviate social
catastrophe, and at ho distant date,
and that is social reconstruction. Not
arranged grudgingly, cheatingty, with
the adroitness of a card-aharper, legal
enactments to be nullified by Judicial
decisions, but honestly, generously,
faithfully, It will cost money—millions; But every penny spent will
bring back a hundredfold In health
and happiness to the whole community. It la an Idle dream to imagine that
yon can send the schoolmaster abroad
and a cheap press, and foster free
speech, and still perpetuate a system
whereby 12,000,000 of your people are
permanently underfed, tens of thousands thrown- out of employment
through recurring gluts In your market', while a preventable Infant mortality decimates your rape. The governance of the world.Is threatening
to pass under the control of extreme
men—men like Mr. D. A. Thomas, tbe
millionaire coal-lord; and Tom Mann,
the brilliant Shu unselfish syfldlcalHt.
We are at the parting ot the ways,
there Is no third choice—social transformation or social catastrophe.
SB5M
J*T**"
Socialist Prindplet Endorsed By a Ljtfft Majority
After a Warn DiscuMk*.
ActlvltUd at tho Control labor body
In Viotoria, B. C. Vletorl* load* ttt*
w*y. for aa innovation that t* by ao
means new in other part* of th* glob*
at the last meeting ot th* eeatnl la-
body » resolution wu passed to
bor 1
"THERE AIN'T GOIN' TO BE NO
REVOLUTION."
A -A. A A A A
AAAAAA
Ready for You now
WHEX you walk along Granville St
drop into the store and take a look
at the new $15 Suits for men on
display. They represent the latest styles in
men'* suit* and incidentally they represent
the beat men's suit values ever .shown in
Vancouver. They are 'made ot specially
seleoted Scotch tweed*. The ooat collar and
front* are made ao that they will retain
their shape. The vests show a neat out and
are trim. The trousers harig well. We
doubt very much whether you would see
bettor looking suits than these in any store '
and we are positive you will not find as
good value. Come in all sizes.
Hudson's Bay Stores
OOBNIB OF OEANVttLB AMP OJBOBOIA
Revolution is such a distasteful!! f
Revolution Is such a hateful,,detestable word to the majority of the ruling class that even when it 1b unmistakably coming upon them, they will
try to fool themselves Into tbe.belief
that it is no revolution at all, but a
mere matter of ordinary common
sense, rather consrevatlve, In fact,
than otherwise.
The Dally Mail, a pronounced Tory
and Imperial organ of London, has
about arrived at tbe conclusion that
the determination of the British Parliament to enact a minimum wage law
is inevitable, and therefore has no
revolutionary character whatever.
A recent iBsue prints a letter from
D. A. Thomas, the Welsh multimillionaire coal mine proprietor, in which Mr,
Thomas, who has been the sturdiest
and most powerful opponent of the
demands of the miners, declares that
"the proposals of the government are
of the most revolutionary character.
He asserts that the' enactment of a
minimum wage for miners, if adopted,
will be ■ ultimately applied to every
other Industry in the kingdom, if the
policy and principle ar once established.
He In correct, of course, but the
Tory Dally Mall does not think scat least, It docs not say so, It flanks
Mr. Thomas' letter with sn editorial
utterance in which It declares It cannot indorse Mr. Thomas' statement on
this matter. In arguing that hte principle, once adopted, will shortly become universal application, It reminds
him that "he overlooks what Premier
Asqulth calls the 'unique' character of
the strike." Coal mining, it continues,
is upon a totally different footing from
every other department of industry.
And it concludes that "It Is Impossible
to regard as revolutionary an exceptional concession which has been
made on the express ground that the
circumstances of the coal trade are
unique."
The Mall' refers to Mr. Thomas'
position as the "attitude of the dwindling minority," yet before the coal
miners laid down their tools, that minority was a majority and the Dally
Mali was with tt. That paper, especially, was In the lead of every other
Tory publication in shieklng against
"revolutionary measures," and' the
minimum wage It again and again
branded aa utterly revolutionary and
subversive of the established order of
things. Its shrieks were especially
loud when that measure was proposed
some years ago by the Labor party In
Parliament. But now, when there le
seemingly no other way out of the
dilemma, the minimum wage loses its
revolutionary character altogether, In
the opinion of the Dally Mall.
There is a certain grim satisfaction
to Socialists In watching the antics of
the capitalist press in trying to delude
themselves and their readers In such
fashion, though in a certain sense the
matter is wholly unimportant, It is
of .little consequence whether the capitalist press "owns up" to the revolutionary character of such measures
or stick* its head In the sarid, ostrichlike, and declares that because it cannot see any revolution there therefore
Isn't any or anything of the kind going
on. That sult.s us Just as well, apd we
have no doubt, tap; that when the prln-
SHOOT -EM, DAMN 'EMI
M. J. C. in New York Call.
What I The Vermin, they're complaining.
Say they want   more   food   and
clothes;
Say their wages don't maintain 'em,
That they're almost   starved   and
froze;
That their children keep a-crylng,
They're bo hungry and bo cold;
Some are dead und others dying?
Oh, say, cut it—that is old.
We're In business to make1 money.
All there's in It we'll have, see?
Oh, say, cut It, you're so funny-
Talk to us of "misery"!
Dividends Is what we're after,
And, by hell, we'll get 'em, too.
Yes, we will .though we should have
to
Cut their pay again in two!
Call the soldiers!  Get the gatllngl
fill their bodies full of lead.
When they hear the bullets rattling,
When they've looked   upon   their
dead,
Then   they'll   change   their   minds,
damn 'em,
And they'll go back to toe mill.
Work for less without complaining-
Raise the dividends?   We will!
Whatl  They're striking, mills attacking!
What! That Southern Burope scum
That we brought here by the shipload,
Thinking they were deaf and dumb!
Shoot   'em,  damn 'em,   they're   but
Hunkles—
Men and women, flesh and blood.
Flesh and blood—as cheap ns monkeys.
Cheaper! - Ood, ns cheap as mud,
HERE AND THERE,
The once great Liberal party have
no free authomobile rides, no free
beer, no cigars and no cash to offer
you for your vote in this election.
What Is the reason, are they reforming, or have all the monled men deserted them?
•   • '•
McBride's gang will supply the railroad policy and you will supply the
railroad.
McBride's gang will ride on the
cushions, you will ride on the rods.
McBride's gang will figure out the
prosperity of B. C. and you will make
the prosperity,
McBride's gang will get the prosperity, you will get .
s    s    s
The Capitalist class boasts of their
usefulness, the working olass bouts
of the dignity of labor.
clple of the minimum wage Is applied
to other industries, the Mall and publications of Its stripe will Just u easily discover a "unique" character In
the Industry affected, whloh places it
on. a "totally different footing trom
every other, department of industry."
Hut this, too, is Immaterial. It Is of
no Importance to us if the capitalist
try to fool themselves; the Important
thing Is to see that they do not succeed In fooling us.—N. Y. Cell. I
S0CIALI8M CONDENSED.
B> Norman Diixbnry.
Socialism Ib not difficult to understand, if a man really wants to. It
begins with the. fact of "Surplus Value." One man employs another for
the wealth he con be made to produce
over what he Is paid in wages. This
seems simple enough,, and yet, what
consequences follow?
Throughout human history men
have been setting other men to work,
and whether as slaves, serfs, or servants, the motive power has always
been this desire for "surplus value,"
or profit, as we will call It, and as the
process goeB on, those who appropriated the profits combined for mutual advantage—to make more profit
—and so we find the "class struggle."
Humdn history Is the story.of the
arising of some dominant class, and
the si niggle of some subject class for
a larger share ot what Is produced.
Government Is used by the muter
class to retain Its power.
In modern capitalism this system
culminates; here is a class entrenched In power, owning the sources of
wealth, the huge machines whereby
It Is produced, and the financial resources Upon which all other processes, depend. We see It holding Itself
In power by means of the policeman's
club and rifle, by machine guns and
battleships, and whether by bribery
or outright force, It has seized all the
powers of. government, of legislatures,
executives and courts. It controls the
newspapers and colleges, that It may
shape thd thoughts of men, and pour
contempt and ridicule upon those who
suggest that any.other system might
be conceivable, and so the "i-lass war"
is waged not only In politics and Industry, hut also In the Intellectual
world.
And as this war Increases In Intensity, as capital becomes more concentrated, the great mass of laborers
are more ground down, while unemployment, misery and discontent increase with It; and bo Ib fulfilled the
prophecy ot Marx and Engela that,
under pressure of bitter necessity, the
workers are organizing, training their
own leaders and thinkers and forming
themselves into a world-wide political
party, whose destiny it Is to conquer
tbe power of government, end
ploltatlon, and free all classes of society.
This change—the transfer of the
means of production—Is what the Socialists call the. "revolution," and It Is
about this issue that the "class war''
Is fought. If little children are shut
up In sweat shops, If women are sold
into white slavery, it Is not for any
fault of theirs; It Is not the work of
any devil; It is simply because of the
"profit" they represent; and when nations are conquered and "civilized,"
that, too, is for profit And those epidemics of graft, that corrupt our body
politic—they are not occidental—and
they are not remedied by putting any
number of men in jail—they point out
the way that the mister class has
rendered useless our political democracy.
It Is no exaggeration to say that
our educational system Is conducted,
instinctively or deliberately, for the
purpose of preventing tho truth from
becoming clear to the people.
th* effect that It wu mora daslmbl*
to have Ubor'* Labor Dty oa M*y 1st
Instead of the on* designated by th*
powers that be at Ottawa; On that
day In thickly, populated part* of Itar-
ope May Day Is th* event of the year
with th* organised workers, who pre-
pare parade* and calibrations of various sorts and look on it la fact u
their day,- It baa bees Mt for some
Urn* by bom* of those who bav* participated in thos* celebrations, that
It wouldn't be ami** if the same festival was started here. With that object In view the Trad** and Labor
Council decided to make the move by
preparing a parade (Or next May lit
The arrangements, are laid In the
band* of * committee who will uk
the Socialist locals and th* I. W. W.
to participate la th* event There I*
no doubt but that th* unanimity of
these organisation* oan b* gained. It
Is expected that It will recsiv* th* endorsement of all the union* In town
and with their whol* hearted rapport, this tint celebration promt*** to
be both pleasant and successful. -
The new temporary labor hall of
this city la at present a scene of noise
and business. -The new Improvements
an being rushed with all possible
speed, and when completed will reflect
great credit on the committee who
have the matter In hand, A more
commodious building hu tbl* Urn*
been procured, than the one Just vitiated. One of the beat feature* la a
large hall which can be used for more
meetings at aay time. Thl* hu been
a long felt want on the part of th*
trade Union movement In thl*. city
and when completely fixed up will not
only be a source j>f revenue to the
central body but will be a refuge In
the time Of trouble—the trouble of
finding a cheap hall In Vletorl.*. For
the benefit ot unionists out- of or in
this city the address Is 731 Johnson
Street, Viotoria;
Tbe proceedings of tne second con
vention of the B, C. Federation of La-
bor have at last arrived and are being
distributed among the.unionist* here.
The referendum on Independent political action has also arrived together
with the amendment* to the constitution. These will give the unions something to show tor some time and now
that a provincial election campaign
Is on, the question of Socialism will
receive more consideration thin hu
ever taken place at any previous cam.
pulgu. Before very long- the central
labor bouy will have given It* opinion
on the proposition, and the B. O. Executive advised accordingly.
One of Vancouver's agitators ha,
•ought a more congenial environment The supply over there Is pos
slbly a Itte over-crowded, and the demand a trifle greater here, .bo that business agents like all other commodities gravitate to the most congenial
market. Victor B. Mldgley,, a bus).
ness agent of the Vancouver Lather's
union, snd at present the Secretary
Treasurer, ot the B. C. Federation of
Labor, has Immigrated to this city.
He may be an undesirable to the employing class, but has already shown
himself to be very desirable so far as
the workers are concerned. He was
not very long In the city before he
was received by Victoria local of the
Socialist party ot Canada u their
candidate. He hu accepted the nomination and.it will surprise most people the vote that he will poll,' This
candidature has also been endorsed oy
10 VM0lf>
Victoria local of th* Mat*] »tmmtk»
Perty. He will aot oaty NMv*l ttt
support o. th***. tiro kams* Ml ft*
•rill alio ualte th* trad* *akm Tatsl
» manner that will make the HM
'oil**' stand aghast .H»:l»\
new friends here unUiil
th* old aoquatataaow of the 1
tlon convention.
: A resolution wu (****d by the but
meeting of th* oaatral Itbor My requesting the City Covaott to aswot »
by-htw to prohibit boy* hsaaath tht
■I* of II from sslUig paper*, !*•**•,
•te., on th* public Moot* aad alao
from entering saloon* ia4 other *a*k,
iWort*. Th* haMt. auau.to 1rfM
been developing new for (Ota* thM,;,
M small boyi. and It was reahasd that
such hid a demonllsiag *ff«ct
them,     —
where boy* were seen to enter i
thoaal
ofthT  „_^
for cheap child tabor, It wu oaly rath*
mrotoboMMAri
wa* taoagW that
•ad of th* wadp*
to JO*
to sell newspapers.
In their result*. It
as this Wiethe this
that th* ortaaterf-jromr*
ralw thl* protest TEey *oa*
decided to aak tho olty r
a stop to It,
A committee ha* boon appelated hy
the eeatnl Itbor body to tovwtteate
th* working coadltkm* at girls fi
laundries and store*. It I* Ik* oataote
of some that tho "Shop* Regauvtioa
Act" I* being openly violated ud that
there Is much need for Improvwssat
The committee hu a teak bitoro.lt -
that will require some doteg, but
when done, there is every reams to
believe that hots will bo dbxloeed
that wll open the eye* ot Victoria,
The Victoria Local of the 8**tel
Democratic Party h*U a meeting -*■
Thursday, March 7th. In the A. 0, U.
W. Hall, at which J. C. Oh***, aatJoaa.
organizer Of the Ubor' Party of th*
United State* delivered a* address.
While the meeting la some respect*
wu not what wu expected yet tho
speech delivered did not fall to add
new atrength to the movement la th*
city Comrade* George Oliver, candidate for Bequlmalt and Victor B. '
Mldgeley, for Victoria, also spoke. Literature wu also distributed which
added farther to the: propaganda of
the meeting.
The Cement Worker*' Uqion la tht*
Olty In common with the laborers oa
tho city have got after the city council for a raise In their wage*. > Th*y
are uklng for an Increase of ifty
cents per day for finisher* in the employ of the city who now receive KM
per diem. They ire also asking for •
25 cent raise for sidewalk laborer*.
The contractor* are uld to give it
per day to finishers, and it I* oily
reasonable that the elty Itself should
pay a higher; wage. They are asking
that this be given starting trail
March 12th. Living having (Mime
so high It become*- imperative that
the worker* la all crafts skoald combine that they may help to keep up
the price of the labor, Units* this I*
done the coat-tit.their living will go
down. A the belt the average worker
receives not sufficient to keep Urn la
condition that will maintain hli productive power. After that has beta
provided for, there Is not much loft
for the worker himself. .
. There Is reason to believe that the**
tollers who lay down sidewalks" tor
the citizens to walk on will have their
requests granted.
JOHN L. MARTIN.
Before you rqark your ballot think
hard, try to think whether It It more
likely for a working mm to remedy
the conditions of tbe working class or
more likely for a capitalist to.
Over 9,000
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of those who use
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THE BREAKING STRAIN.
The present world-wide unrest and
dissatisfaction amongst those whose
labor produces the world's wealth Is
exciting much uneasiness and misgiving amongst those whose activity consists In confiscating the wealth produced, but It Is safe to say that all
but a very few of the latter have no
adequate Idea of what these rumblings of the coming storm portend to
them. -Nero fiddled when Rome was
burning, and his modern prototypes
show as little Intelligence at to the
Import ot happening* taking place
under their very eyes. Such has always been the attitude of the ruling
classes from the earliest recorded
times. "As It was In the beginning, Is
now, and ever Bhall be," admirably expresses the normal mental attitude of
classes whose existence waa bound
up with'the maintenance of the then
existing system, of which they were
tho beneficiaries. So it Is today.
Whatever the so-called "statesmen"
of today may realize of the gravity
of the situation, the ordinary employer of labor,' especially the small em-
poyer, has no other remedy, to offer
ihan soup-kitchen, cheap lodging
Houses, slum missions, or, when theBe
'all, an application of physical force
in the shape of the polioeman'a club
and tho Jail, or the rifle of the militiaman and death,' But the time when
such methods could be used with success Is "past. The discontent Is too
Alrfeepfead, the numbers Involved are
too stupendous, and their need is too
urgent, to make the methods of past
repression applicable to the present
iliiy; moreover, they excite In the
minds of those upon whom they are
used a sense of Injustice suffered In
common that Is highly dangerous to
heir oppressors. That sentiment Is
rapidly crystallising in the ranks of
the workers the world over, and binding them together as nothing else
eould, and in' that very, fact can be
seen the far-reaching significance ot
the present unrest in ail parts of the
'civilized" world.
Society is an organism, and in lta
present form Is a very highly develop?
ed add Intricate one. It Is also very
sensitive, and so complex,that the
least Interference with the* exercise
of Its functions aa an organism seems
to bring on a specleB ot paralysis that
threatens to bring the whole structure
toppling over like a house of carda,
involving all concerned In one common ruin. That has happened In previous societies, none of which were so
Involved, so complex, and delicate as
the present, and none of whloh were
exposed to such terrific strains as the
present society is now undergoing.
-All previous forms of society have
arisen, functioned, and given way to
a succeeding form, in strict conformity with the evolution of the methods
by which humanity produced the
things needed for Its sustenance, and
the method by which the products
were distributed. Applying that rule,
we can understand the reasons' for
the disappearance of all past forms of
society, and.for the appearance of the
succeeding ones. Shortly, it may be
stated thus:
When a method of production reaches
that point where. It can no longer
guarantee an existence to the majority of those depending upon it for
existence, that form of society begins
to manifest within Itself forces that
are Incompatible with its existence,
and the struggle betwen .the contending classes finally and Inevitably results. In the victory of that class
whose economic interests lie in the
overthrow of the existing order.
Applying that test to the present
state of affairs, what do we find? In
the shadow of the most stupendous
accumulations of wealth that the
world has ever seen Is the greatest
accumulation of misery and destitution that'any society every produced.
An Infinitely small number In society
have the power, political and economic, to absorb or wasle the wealth
produced by the Infinite majority,
whose portion is limited to what is
sufficient to enable them to exist and
work for the class that has the power
to appropriate the results of their
toll. Their only means of existence
being the sale of their physical and
mental services t* the owners ot the
machinery by whloh alone can modern man exist, "the forest of arms
stretched out for work grows over
denser, and the arms themselves grow
ever leaner," for the modern machine
la so productive that less and less
human labor Is required to operate it
sufficiently to meet the demands ol
the market. So It Is that we now have
one and a quarter million miners on
strike In Great lirltnln, half a million
in Germany, two-thirds of Hie miners
In France, and a contemplated strike
of coal miners tho world over—for
what purpose? For. nothing more
than a minimum wage, I.e., a wage
sufficient to keop tho worker in a
physical condition to perform tho tusk
demanded of him. All strikes today,
practically, are for one thing. Worker* In all brunches of industry are
being compelled to adopt the some
method to live at all, and the' awful
competition in the labor market, coupled with the rapidly Increasing cost
of living, Is rendering any concession
gained of only brief benefit
In all past methods of production
one fact remains constant throughout
all the changes, and It is true today.
That Is,.that to the owners of t'.o
means by which the wealth Is pro-
duced belongs that wealth. In that
fact can be seen the ultimate outcome of the Internecine strife that
Is rending society Into two sharply
defined classes today. That struggle
Is for the power to appropriate the
proceeds of labor. -The ownership
of the machinery of production Is
guaranteed to the present owners by
the forces of the State, and It Is
around that strategic position that the
battle la rapidly concentrating. Of the
outcome there can be no doubt,   Vic-
wiHn'iaisin.*ra<>s>ii.wii,aii,.Unw|fO 50
WHITE MEN.
t*is Law x wa** »• wttaontf tt <*.
Cigar Maters' Association of tie Pacific Coast.
Mil Cl,
ST. LOUIS, M0.
aocBcaeaeaSsttiaeS
. The Federatlonist prints herewith fac-simlle of the union labels used
In our trade. .   '.
The first label shown was Issued by the Clgarmakers' Association of
the Faslfic Coast, and was printed on white paper. .This was the first union
label used by any labor organisation In this country. It was first adopted
and used In 1876, snd came Into use largely on account ot the prevalence
of Chinese employees, especially in Our trade at that time. The Clgarmakers' Association of the Pacific Coait was not affiliated with the International Union. It, However, has since merged Into the International Union,
or what there was left of It.
The second label shown waa Issued by Union 44,- St. Louis, Mo., and'
was first used in 1878.   The color of toll -label wa* red. i
The third label Is the one that was used on the Pacific Coast after, the
independent association became a part of the International Union. It was
used in connection with the regular label issued by the Clgarmakers' International Union.   '   •   "  > "i;
The fourth label is the oncadopted by the Clgarmakers' International
Union in 1880 and the one How in use, with Blight changes! The color and
wording are almost the same.   The color Ib light blue.
R. J. CRAIG*.
tory, as has been said before, lies with
the class whose material' interests He
In the overthrow of the system that
does not provide a guarantee of existence to them, and that class today
Is tbe international working class. To
that class the present period ot strife
and turmoil la but a neceasary pre-'
limlniry training by which they will
be fitted to, accomplish their historic
mission of wresting from the present
owners the means of wealth production and placing them in the hands of
society as a whole. Then, each and
every member of society being a part
owner will also be entitled to his
share of the wealth socially produced,
provided1 he performs his share of
the social task.
This is the revolution that Is pre;
paring under our very eyes, the most
stupendous revolution that the world
has ever seen, and this is the real laaue, In spite ot all attempts to divert
attention from it, that Is to be fought
out at tbe polls In B. C. on the 28th
Inst. There is probably not a single
member of the provincial legislature
that could be returned against the
Wish ot the working class voters in
his constituency. The size, of the vote
cast for the Socialist .candidates will
be an approximate indication of the
extent to which the workers urthose
constituencies are conscious of their
class interests, which He In the direction of wresting the political power
from the capitalist class and using
it to put their clasi in a position
where it can enjoy the wealth it alone
It alone creates.
This Is the meaning of the Inter
national Socialist movement, which
the terror-stricken officials of. the
present ruling class seek to prevent
by the use of the club of the police-
man and the whip of the Cossack.
Whom the gods would destroy, they
first make mad. .   J. H. B,
MUSINGS PBOM THE
TANKTOWN GAZETTE
Clippings by a Native of
- Tanktown, or Parings from
the Potato Dispatch.
' The principal Liberal objection to
the Conservative machine Is that tt
Is not a Liberal machine.
That great bandit leader wa* captured In Hlllsvillc, Va., not Victoria,
B, C, we* regret to aay.
A large spot is now visible on the
Sun. Local astronomers declare that
close observation reveals a distlnce
likeness to Mr. Robt. Kelly. -
The Liberal platform Is more like a
plank walk. There are plenty, of
planks for each, candidate to choose
which he shall walk on the 28th Inst.
McBride will have a strong opposition all right. It wll! represent the
working class without equivocation.
British Columbia will move toward
the front In the world march toward
Socialism on the 28th.
The Conservative party represents
Mackenzie & Mann.
The Liberal party would -like to
but can't.
The Socialist party represents the
WORKERS.
"Young Liberals are foundation of
a great future," says » heading in the
Sun. Yes, an excellent start for the
political undertaking business, tin-
ess they become cremated in their
own atmosphere.
To sign tho payroll and say "aye'l
is all that is necessary to qualify for
Conservative M. L. A. under McBride
ind Bowser. The latter requirement
is seldom needed, and can be telephoned from the Empress bar.
The Conservatives stand for conservation of the natural resources.
They live up to It, too. Nobody but
Conservatives can get any.
A "fair wnge" Is the opinion ot any.
body but the worker as to what the
worker should receive. When the
worker expresses his oplnton the fair
wage ' becomes an outrageous demand." f
Eplcletns wns a Roman slave philosopher who liver about Emperor
Nero's time. He knew very little,
therefore, about tho political affairs of
British Columbia. He deserves great
credit on this account for the following opt description of Conservative
voters here:
"When, then, you see any man subject to another, or flattering him contrary to his own opinion, confidently
affirm that this man also is not free;
and not only it he do thl* for ■ b!t(at Fernle.
of supper, but also If he does It for
a government or a consulship; and
cnll these men little slaves who for
the sake of little matters do these
things, and those who do so for the
sake of great thing* call great slaves,
as they deserve to be."
A TOAST.
Here's to hope and here'* to strength,
And here's to friend* that cheer us.
And may we find the goal at length,
Just ahead, quite near us.
How "our" resources are being developed.— Fatal' accident to railway
workmen at Yale last Saturday. Mine
explosion at Merrltt; many men
frilled.'
; A. S. S., City.—Mr. William Roberts evidently knew what he was going to get when it was too late for a
change of venue. Six months for being a member of an "unlawful assembly" (whatever thatis, Judge Mc-
Innes knows). Wow! The knout,
the lash, and the Spanish Inquisition
has to take a back seat In Vancouver
these days.
"Lent comes when most men want
to borrow."
Slgnor Slngmetusleepl, City—It was
too bad to ask Ralph Smith to stand
for Nanalmo. We looked upon it
like asking a man to-attend his own
funeral and pay the bill. ■
"It's the wrong dame that is al
ways turning," ' •
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky;
"The rubber stamps" are full of fight,
For Ralph Smith's end Is in sight-
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
"Came in last night and fell against
the piano." "Hurt yourself?" "No;
I struck the soft pedal."
Mr. "Throw 'Em Up Quick,"-a prominent local building contractor, has
gone to Seattle to spend the week-
end. It la easy for htm to do that on
the twenty-live cents per day he robbed from the Carpenters.
The Rah-Rah-Way Boys' Union was
stirred to its depths last week by tho
action in the law" courts of Slithers
vs. Slivers. The plaintiff, who Is a
well-known young man about town,
who would rather die than go to
work, Stated that he had refused to
become a candidate for the Liberal
party, but the defendant had circulated a Btory to certain people that
he (the plaintiff) hut* been seen reading tbe latest issue of "Truth" and
that such wsb not the case, as he was
a member of "The Indoor Society to
the Outdoor Blind.. He considered
that he had suffered much Intellectual anguish and asked the court to
award- him substantial damages. The
Jury, after an abscess of two weeks,
returned a verdict tor the defendant.
In introducing Ralph Smith at the
Liberal meeting the other evening the
chairman said: After fifteen years of
political life he was "wearing the
white flower of a blameless life." A
skunk oabbage by any other name
would smell as sweet round about
Nanalmo. And the meeting broke up
with three jeers for the Liberals and
a tiger for Mr. Bow-wow-Ber, who is
always sitting up o' nights figuring
how he can "work" the workers.
There Is more fuss made about'the
desecration of our flag" than there is
oyer ninety-nine sinners that re-
pentelh.
"What Do You Know About That?"
—Mr. Ross Bald he had been accused
of voting against labor measures, but
he had always voted for Mr. Parker
Williams' fortnightly wage bill (here
comes tbe funny part), and one session actually Introduced the bill himself. After this some people will accuse Ross ot being a Socialist if he
"actually" Introduces any bills affecting labor.
"The truth, the whole truth, and
everything but the truth," so help me
Mayor Flndlay.
I-ove among the artists; McBride
among the Socialists.
The cheapest thing In British Columbia Is wage-slaves.
"The premier could not expect to
satisfy the out and out Socialists who
have their own political and social
programme and will be satisfied with
nothing else. But tho Fernle electors
are not all extreme Socialists." A
good Job for the McBride government that all the electors In Fernle
are not Socialists; but eyen at that It
will cost the Conservatives a pile of
money to win. "Serene In the time
of troublo and self-contained In the
day of victory." The railways belong
to you till we are ready to take them
over.   Speed the dayl
"Have you any brains?" "No: I'm
one of the Solid Five."
Bal bal black sheep, have you got
nny wool?   No, the Socialists, got It
In RoBsland? If he does, we will celebrate to tho extent of buying a copy
ot the Saturday Sunset
The only place where the "rubber
stamps" have made their mark is on
the pay-roll at Victoria.
Mr. Hardeash, who died recently,
left a fortune of $600,1)00 as a result
of indUBtry and thrift—of his workers •'-
To the Premier: Napoleon Bowser, pilot me over this tempestuous
B. c. See, railroad promoters in a
shoal, and they are adding to my
bank-roll. I will give it all to thee,
if thou only pilot me.
CYNI-CUS.
The trouble with the people of
British Columbia Is that they take
themselves too seriously." Gilbert &
Sullivan, if they cared to, would be
saviors of this province, If they ever
visited it
G. E. McCroBsan, City.—What harm
did John Burns do you that you link
him up with Ralph Smith? Poor
John has sins enough of his own to
answer tor.
Will the Conservative candidate In
Ladysmlth save his deposit?
Will L. «0. Taylor save his deposit
FACTORY1 INSPECTION.
By L. A. Malklel.
Considerable discussion has lately
arisen In labor circles lh reference to
the faulty Inspection of factories In
this State. The' Central Labor Federation has preferred charges against the
Commissioner of Labor at Albany because of faulty and. Inefficient inspec-
tion.and failure to enforce tbe law.
That there Is considerable ground
for these charge! and complaints,
there is no doubt. It is well, however,
to look deeper Into the causes of the
evil. If an investigation of the
charges against the Comissioner of
Labor Is made it will disclose that the
number of Inspectors provided bylaw
is utterly, insi.rflcient to make anade-
quate Inspection and that It Would
take a force at least ten times as
large to make an enforcement of the
law possible.
Another complaint Is, and it la fully
Justified, that the Inspectors give "notice of their coming and thus enable
the employers to conceal violations of
the law and especially the employment
ot children under age.
We are confronted with the fact
that our legislators, controlled by capitalists, are never anxious to pasa laws
that will benefit the working class
and when they do Its enforcement is
hampered by the failure to appropriate sufficient funds. The fight for
a sufficient number of inspectors has
been going on for a long time. A
few additional Inspectors were granted, but the policy of economy,-especially In everything that concerns the
people, will prevent, tor a long time,
the granting of fund* ample to accomplish the purpose.. It behooves
those who desire to obtain an efficient
enforcement ot the law to find a way
out without calling for a heavy drain
on the' State Treasury.
There is a way out that will hot
only not burden tbe State with a great
expense, but will, at the same time,
provide an inspection that will be
thorough and efficient, and that is
this: That the factory Inspection law
be amended so as to provide that the
Labor Commlasioner of the Factory
Inspector shall, upon the recommendation of labor organisations In each
district, appoint as many assistant inspectors as may be necessary, who
shall act without pay. These assistant inspectors to be nominated by the
labor organisations In each district,
one for each trade or occupation and
shall have full power of access to all
factorlea and Industrial establishments In the trade for which they are
appointed and whose duties shall be
to report all violations .to the Factory
Inspector, who will then adopt whatever measures may be necessary to enforce the law.
Thia will provide an Inspection of
factories by representatives of the organizations of the men who are Interested In the enforcement of the law.
These men will, undoubtedly, be paid
for their services by their own organizations. Their acts will be watched
by tbe members of their own organization, who will call their attention to
any violations of the law and they will
be forced to report the same even If
they were Inclined to favor the employer for the usual reasons because
their acts will be open to criticism by
members of their own organisation,
which is paying for their services.
This, of course, will Involve the
recognition of labor organisations by
law, carrying out the principle of the
labor syndicates In France, which together with employers, form Joint
boards for the purpose of adjustment
of certain differences. If a bill waa
drawn on these lines and Introduced
by Comrade Merrill, It would be, undoubtedly, supported by all the labor
organizational
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Mulcahy's
Cafeteria
THE BEST OF
EVERYTHING
Moderate Prices
137 Cordova Street W.
Basement Hotel Cordova
Opp. Labor Hall
BUSTING THE
TRUSTS
—is no concern of the union man, How he oan use
the Trust is muoh more to the point f The advantages that accrue to the big concern come freely in
the natural course of business. The same advantage*
can express themselves only in two ways—lower prices
or higher' profits and competition decide* on low prices.
H Low prices rule at Spencer a"" You oan buy almost
any article here, and buy it at a lower price than you
can elsewhere —Groceries, Meat, Drygoods, Wearing
Apparel Furniture—everything wanted in everyday
life—You oan save money here, f On one prinoiple
and one alone you should buy your commodities here,
IT'S TO YOUR INTEREST
David Spencer, Ltd.
VANOOUVM, B. 0.
TRADES UNION DIRECTORY
IT Secretaries are requested to notify manager of change of offloert.
UNION   CARDS" INSERTED    FOR   50o   PER   ISSUE.
BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCIAL FED-
eratton of Labor—Meets In annual convention In January of each year.. Executive
officert. 1918-13: President, J. W. Wilkin-
■on p.O. Box 1198 Vancouver; vlce-preil-
denta, Geo. A. Burt, Box 792. Nannlrrfo; B.
D. arant, 713 Fifth avenue, 'New Westminster; Tas. H. McVety, -1744 Broadway
west, Vancouver; R. p. pettipiece, 8349 St
Catherine! street, Vancouver, J. Robert!,
Bo 36, Moyle; a Blverts, 1278 Denman
street, Victoria; J. J, Tn-lor, Ladysmlth.
Secretary-treasurer, Victor R- Mldgley. Box
1195, Vancouver; delegate to Tradei and
Labor Congress of Canada, R. P, Pettipiece,
2349 gt Catherines street, Vancouver; fraternal delegate to Washington State Fed"
eratlon   of   Labor.   Jas.     H.   McVety;  1744
TRADB8 AND LABOR COUNCIL MBBTS
first and third Thursday, Labor
Hall, 112 Cordova street west, (op-
stairs). President, J. W. Wilkinson;
vice-president, John McMillan: general secretary R. Parm, Pettlplece, 2349 St. Catherine* street: phone Fairmont 426; secretary- treasurer, jaa. Campbell, 1994 Fourth
avenue west, phone Bayvlew 963R; statistician, Mrs. Rose L. Gardiner; sergeant-atr
arms, Fred A. Hoover: trustees, J. Kavanagh, James h. McVety, Victor R. Mldgley.
BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL—MEETS
every Friday in Labor Halt. 112 Cordova street west. President J, Kavanagh;
vice-president, J. Qlcton; secretory, J, Mc*
Mlllan, Labor Hall; financial secretary-
treasurer, Wm, M. Herfurth; burliness agent,
J. McMillan, "Labor Hall. Phone Seymour
1360. Offlcej hours, B to 9. 12 to 1. 4:30 to 8.
ALLIED PRINTING TRADES COUNCIL
' of Vancouver—Meets second Monday In
the month In Labor Hall. President, B-
Jarman, Pressmen's Union, 923 Hornby
street; vice-president, George Mowat, Bookbinders' Union, 618 Dunlevy avenue; secretary, A. H. Bngland, Typographical Union,
867 Hornby atreet.  P.  Q. Box 66,	
A MALQAMATED ASSOCIATION OF
-tXstreet and Electric Railway Bmployaee
of America, Pioneer Division No. 101—Meets
In Oddfellows' Hall, Mt. Pleasant,. second
and fourth Wednesdays at 2:46 p.m. ant]
first and third Wednesdays at 8 p,m. President James Fletcher; vice-president. H.
Scliofield; recording secretary, Albert V.
Lotting. Box 178, City Heights P. O, Financial secretary, Fred A. Hoover, 8409
Clark  drive.
AMALGAMATED HIlBBT MBTAL
Metal Workers' International Alliance,
Local No, 280.—Meets every Thursday 7:30
p.m. at 112 Cordova street west, Room 4.
President. A. J. Crawford; vice-president,
H. Spear; recording and corresponding secretary, Jas. Jamicson. 921 Drake straet.
Financial secretary, B. A. Edworthy, 118
Cordova atreet west. James Mude, treasurer; business agent, J. Peters.  Labor Hall,
AMALGAMATED SOCIETY OF CAR-
penteri and Joiners; Vancouver District—liuslnees agents, j. W. Wilkinson and
J, A, Key; office hours at' Labor Hall, 8
to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 u.m,; phone Seymour
1380. y
BRANCH NO, 1—MBBTS ALTERNATE
Tuesdays at 8 p.m. In Labor Halt
President, Mr. Wright; secretary, il. Carter,
Box 991.
BRANCH NO. 2—MEBTfl SECOND AND
fourth Wednesday* In Orange Hall,
Hastings and Gore avenue at 8 p.m. President W. Hanson; secretary, D. Mitchell,
South Hill, B. c
BRANCH NO. 3—MBBTS ALTERNATE
Mondays at 8 p.m. In lodge room,
2833 Granville street south at 8 pm. President; J. Tltley; secretary, J. Fowler, 833
Pacific street,.
BRANCH NO. 4—MEETS FIRST AND
third Thursdays In Room 4, Labor
Hall at 8 p.m. President Q. Lamberton
(Factory Workers); secretary, J. Thompson,  149 Tenth avenue east.
BRANOH NO. 6.—MEETS ALTERNATE
Mondays In Orange HaU at 8 p.m.
President Wm. A. West; secretary, A. McLaren. 1033 Richards street.
CENTRAL PARK BRANCH MBBTS AL-
ternste Fridays in Argicullural Hall,
Central Park at 8 p.m. president, G. Man-
ion; secretary J, Anderson, Jr. Box 223
Central  Park, B.  C. ,
SOUTH VANCOUVER BRANCH MBBTS
In South Hill schoolhouse, South Vancouver, every alternate Friday at 8
p.m. President, H. Rayner; secretary R.
W. Jackson, South 'Vancouver, B. C.
BRICKLAYERS' AND MASONS' INTBR-
natlonal Union, No: I—Meets every
Tuesday, 8 p.m„ O'Brien's Hall, corner
Homer and Hastings streets. President
James Haslettj vice-president, J. J. Welsh;
corresponding secretary, w. 8. Dagnall,
Box 83; financial secretary, F. R. Brown.
Business agent, W. 8. Dagnall, JOB Hajtlngt
street east;  phone asymour 8789. .     _
BARTENDERS' INTERNA TIONAb
-fceaguo, No. 6T6—Meets 614 Keefer
street, first end third Sundays of each
month at 2:30 j*.m. President, Chas. Lehr,
vice-president, H. H. Harrison; secretary,
Richard Dalton; treasurer. Wm. Mottlshaw;
business agent John A. Fraser, 614 Keefer
street.    Phone Seymour 6226,
MACHINISTS NO. 182— INTERNA-
tlonal Association of Machinists—
Meets In Labor Hall, second and fourth
Thursdays nt 7:18 p.m, President, Robt.
Thomson;   vice-president,    Chas,    Mnttlson;
recording secretary,    J,   Brookes;  financial
secretary,  Jas,  H.  McVety,  '""   "---*
west.    rhonB Bayvlew 114L.
BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS AND
Joiners, South Vancouver Union No,
1208—Meets in Staple's Hall, Fraser and
Fiftieth avenues, first and third Tuesdays
of each month. President, E. Hall. Cedar
Cottage; vice-president, B, Fraser, Fraser
avenue, P. O.; recording secretary, H. H,
Belse'y 263 Tenth avenue east; financial
secretary, J. A. Dickenson, South Vancouver P. O. ■
GIGAR MAKERS' INTERNATIONAL
Union of America, Local No. 867—
Meet* in Ubor Hall on the first Tuesday
In each month at 8 p.m. president, Robert
J iCraig; vice-president, D. A, McMillan;
secretary, J, C, Peuser, Mainland Cigar
Factory. 112 Cordova street west: tab*
custodian and treasurer, B. W. Johnson;
delegate! to Trades and Labor Council, J,
C.  Peuaer,   Miles  Nugent,   R-  J.  Craig.
G
IMS* WORKERS, LOCAL   UNION NO.
40.~Hsets «t Lsbor Hftll second   snd
fourth Tuesdays ot each month. Prssldent
Bro, Fox: vice-president, Bro. Hunter; secretory, wm. r. Ksrforth, IIS* Westminster'
avenue; treasurer, Bro, Beaver; delesates to
Building  Trades Council,    Bros.  Hsrforth,
Thompson    and   alnnsdale. -  Deletatss   to *
Trades and Labor Council, Bros, rot, 'Lor- ■
anslfy and Hantsr.    . ' •    ■ .:.   ■
TNTlRNATldNAL BHOTHBRHOOD OF
X aisctrlcal Worksrs. Leoal No. Ill—
slssts svsry stonday evening* at l:p.m. In
Labor Ball, 119 Cordova street west,
President, H.'B. Durantl vlce-prealdsnt. C.
L, .Hardy; recording secretary, R. s,. Morris; financial secretary secretary, H. Lauder; treasurer, Sam Cawker; trustee, II, T.
Johnston; foremen, W. P. Carr; first Inspector, EX O. Sheppard; second inuector, ■
p. W. Test; business asent, S. U ■oJii:-
lan, 76 Broadway wast. _ "
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF
Elsctrleal Workers Local rmon No.
ill (Inslds Hen)—Meets In Bartenders'
Hall, 34 Cordova strsst west, second and
fourth Wednesdays at I p.m. Presldsnt J.
ordlift sscrltsry,    1.  H.  Carney. „—.
Hotel;    financial    sserstary,    F.     Woods;
Trsasursr,  W.   Jarvls;  buslnsss  assnt,   F.
Estlnghaueen. -,.--.
JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' UNION OF
America. Vancouver Local' No, Hansels first snd third Wednesdays la ubor
Hsll at 8:30 p.m. Presldsnt, C. U. Ksrrltt;
vice-president, J. W. Green; rscordlns secretary, Qso. W, Isaacs; seoretary-bustnsss
asent, c. F. Burkhart, 439 Abbott strset.
Phone. Seymour 9170.	
JOUBHBTMBN BAKERS AND CONFEC-
tloners' International Union of Araor-
Ica. Local No. 46.—Hosts In Room 4, Labor
Hall, ovary sscond staid fourth Saturday at
7:30 pm. Presldsnt, McCurrach; vlea-prssl-
dent j. Hendricks: trsasursr H. Leaworthy;
JOURNEYMEN TAILORS' UNION OF
America, Vancouver Branch No. 17*—.
Meetings held on ths first Friday la each
month at'O'Brien's Hall, corner Hastings
and Homer streets. I p.m. .President H.
Nordland: >vtce-presldsnt, A Larson; sec.
retarr, W. W. Jioeken, 168a Thirteenth.
ar.nue east. p. O. BOx 503; financial sec-
retery, U Wakley, Box W3. •_
JOURNEYMEN ' STONECUTTER* OF
No. th America. Vancouver Branch—
Meets in Ubor Hall sscond and fourth
Tuesdays at ( p.m. . Presldsnt, Fred
Humble; vlce»prssidsnt, Hsnry Hasus; corresponding secretary, James Raybura; financial sserstary, wm. Jardlas; trsasursr,
P. Tainan. .  ;
PAINTERS. PAPERHANOERS AND
Decoratore' Union, Local 138—Meets
in Ubor Hall, 119 Cordova atreet, every
Thur.deyj nt 7:30 pm. President, W. J.
Nssls. 1556 William street; vlee-preeldent.
'Johnson Bradley; .financial secretary, F. J.
Herri.. 1668 Hanson street; recording .sec-'
retary. Skene Thomson, Sub. P.* a No, 8;
treaeurer, E. Stsples. SB* Hornby' street:
•conductor, h. Whiteside; wardsn, q Powell.
SHINOLERS'       UNION,  '    VANCOUVER
Local N.  1—Herts 614  Keefer street.
every Tuesday evening, 8 o'clock. President,
T. [luikes; secretary, T. U. Wright, 617
Pacific street.      Headquarters 614  Ksefer
■treet.     Phone Seymour 6896.
SHEET METAL WORKER*' INTERNA-
tlonal Alliance, Local No. 8B0.—Meets
every Thursday 7:30 p.m. at 119 Cordova
.treet west, Room 4. President, H. Spear;
vice-president, J. w. Heath; recording and
corresponding secretary, Jss. Jamieaon. 991
Drake street;..financial secretary and business agent, -J. Peters, 111 Cordova street
S!"; wkMo'or, h. Andmaoni warden,
Thos. Edgar.
TILE LAYERS AND HELPER*, LOCAL
No, 69—Meets first and third Wednes-
d«s of each month. Ubor Hall, * p.m.
President, R. Nevlllo; secretary, P, o.
Hoeuke, Suite 9, 1909 Woodland drive.
UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPEN-
ters and Jolusra, Local No. »J7.—
S't". fX°y Wednesday svsnlng In Ubor
Hal, III Cordova strsst west at 7:30 p.m.
Executive committee moots svery Tuesday
evening I p, Preildant, Murdo MoKsn-
sle;   recording   secretory,   Geo.   C   Ustsy;
urer.   J,   W.   Hchurman;     bus nesi    agent.
Ubor HalfWm*    Ph°" ■n!««r.TO;
yANCOUVBR TYPOdRAPBICAIi UNION
▼ No. 886—Meets -In Labor Hall last
Sunday of each month at 8:30 p.m. Preil-
g»"t. W. B, Armstrong; vice-president, a.
w. Palmer; sec retary-treasurer, R. H. Nee-
1£& p0...8« Mi MBxeant-at-arms, a
Proske; reading clerk, W. H, TouhllU ti-
ecutlva. .committee: presldena, vlce-preel-
dent secretary-treasurer, W. R. Trotter, O.
Hartley, H. Hunt a'.id J* K, Pennlson; dele-
fcatos to Allied Trades Council, A. H. Bng-
lond, t. Kean and II. Neelands; delegates
to Trades and Labor Council. R. P. Pettlplece, W. R. Trotter, H. c. Benson, O. W.
Palmer, w,  8.  Armstrong and Q. hartley.
VAN.<X>(JYER LABOR TBMPLB COM-
" pany, Ltd.—Directors. Fred A. Hoover,
Chas. Slowe, 8. Thompson, jas. H. McVety, James Brown, BJw&rd Lothian, Jamts
Campbell, J. W. Wilkinson. R. p. Pettlplece, John McMiKan and Murdoch Me-
Kensle, officers: president. Jaa Brown;
vice-president, John McMillan; secretary'
and managing director, Jas. H. McVety,
Labor Hall, phone Seymour 1380, residence
1744 Broadway west, phone Bayvlsw 114L;
treasurer, Jos. Campbell, residence 1894
Fourth avenue wast. Phone Batylew 963R. „
ftOMMBRClAL TBLBORAPHBRB*  UNION
V   of America, British Columbia Division,
Canadian Pacific .Byatem, Division No. 1.
Meets 11 a.m. third Bunday In month, at
O'Brlen'a  HaU- _   Local  chairman.   J.   F.
Campbell, Bog 432, Vancouver. .Local secretary-treasurer, A. T. uberg, Box 438, or
1003 Burrard atreet, Vancouver.
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BAKERS' JOURNAL
In many Instances tbe English trade
union movement ha* been the guiding
and deciding factor for the tactic*
and tbe tendency of the American
trade union movement The occur
rentes In England, the significant
chance In the British labor movement-!
therefore, cannot remain without Influencing the American movement It,
therefore, become* the duty of the
libor. prescind the progressive ele.
mant of the working class to Inform'
the workers.of these epoch making
events, thereby exercising a luting
Influence, over, the further development of our American system of organization. The process of clarification within the American Ubor movement mint end will take place In the
sense and according to the principles
of the class struggle. The principal
task connected therewith Is that the
workers organized within 'the trade
union movement are, as a unit
brought nearer to the Socialist movement and that the strength ot the
economic and, political movement be
utilised against the aspirations of or
ganlsed capital with their accompanying force, violence and, oppression,
Tbe power and strength of the workers and the trade union movement
does not lie In the spontaneous expression of dissatisfaction over Intolerable conditions of labor, but In the
convictions gained and In the true recognition of the principle thlt the
emancipation of the working - class
must be the work of the working clss's
themselves.    Z'* -.-•'■■
From the attacks of united capital
jilnst the organisation! of labor,
from the arbitrary court declsibns rendered against the very Interests of the
life: of the working das* the trade
unionists of England have learned
their lessons and have drawn the ne-
imsary consequences, which led them
to the further upbuilding and completion of their organizations. These
factors were the foundations of the
present clasB solidarity among the
British workers. . Here we have the
name conditions; we have gone
through the same schooling. May
the conviction of the necessary class
solidarity, economically as well as politically, result therefrom. By means
of education snd unceasing agitation
more beneficial results will be achieved for the American labor -movement
and the international working, class
movement, than, by means of splits
and dlssensslons, which can anly be
helpful to the plans and Intentions of
the capitalists and their class, our
foes.
In Unity only lies our Strength!
J. S.
FOR A SEVEN-HOUR DAY.
Convention at Springfield, III.,-Adept*
Resolution Coverlna Dsmands—Asks
Advene* of Two Cants * Ten All
Ov*r   SUM*—Commend    English
., Stand!
. Springfield, 111., March 2.—Th* convention of the United Mine Worker* of
Illinois closed . tonight. The seal*
agreement adopted embraces a seven-
hour day for miners is advocated by
the national organisation and demand*
an Increased w*c* Male averaging
about-two etnt* a ton. The adoption
of the commltt** report is measly a
preliminary action, as the agreement
must be submitted to the Joint conference of the scale committees and
operators of Western Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Indiana and Illinois In Chicago
on March 6. A resolution wu adopted commending the stand taken by
the miners ot England In the present
strike.
Tbe election tor International officers of the International Printing
Pressmen and Asiutants' Union was
scheduled for February 21. The nominees ire: For president, sOeorge L.
Berry of San Francisco and William
F, Moran of Chicago; first vice-president, Peter J. Dobhs of Brooklyn and
John F. Oeckler of Indianapolis; second vice-president, Michael Flannery
of Chicago, Thomas B. Kelley of Philadelphia,-and John P. Mlnei of Manhattan; third vice-president, James F.
Maloney of Kansas City, and Daniel
H. Poster of St. Louis; secretary-
treasurer, Joseph C. Orr of Chicago!
and Frank B. Wllke of Milwaukee;
home trustee, John J. Crimmlns of
Manhattan, and ..John Schneider of
Louisville; technical school trustees,
William Geary of -Chicago, William
Devlne ot MinhattA, Harry V. Dill of
Cincinnati and Frank Darmody of Chi-
cago—Hamilton Herald.
-Painters, .Pacerhangers and  Decora-
'/ tor*' Local 138.
Now that we, have arrived' after the
struggle of the winter Is over, everything In the garden Is lovely and we
are getting all the work that we need
In order that we may.get enough to
go and do the same thing over again
from day to day; we don't do It because we like to—It Is because we
have to.
According to returns Issued' by the
election board of the Brotherhood, we
notice that most of the old executive
members are returned to office, and
while they may not be the best, it is
the fault of every member who did
not attend the election meeting, and
they will have. only themselves to
blame If the future policy of the O. E.
B. does not meet with their approval.
We are pleased to Bee that Bro.
Otto Damn and "The Red Painter"
were elected, Bro, Damn being third
vice-president, and Rodriguez is a delegate to One of the 'conventions of the
A. F. of L., and it is to be hoped that
as a result of the combined deliberations of the O. E. B. and the delegates to the various conventions
that the Brolherhood of Painters will
make a noise like a real international; but the rate of progress will be
guided by the Intelligence of the
members themselves. ' ]*
We are looking forward to the
opening of the new Labor Temple, as
we have a number of questions to be
dealt with that.will be of some assistance to us during the coming' season.
The question of endorsing the principles of Socialism will be dealt with
at an early date; and while some of
us might think that this matter
should not be discussed by trade unions, still It Is better that an opportunity should be given every member
to express his opinion as to what he
knows about Socialism.
'  J. McM, Correspondent.
THE COAL LORD SPEAKS.
Let them strike as much as they like,
To us-'tis a perfect boon.
Merrily high the prices ny
In monopoly's big'balloon.
Though- they starve by bits In the
Inky pits,
Though their children cry for bread,
The end of the game must be I he
same-
King Capital keepB ahead.
'-".»      *      e      e      *      *      *
I'm willing to add that the work is
bad,
And dangerous, too, to face;
But when one stops and reels and
* drops
There's another to take his place.
"Supply and demand," throughout tho
land,
By that will we stand or fall.
We're dealing In coals, but bodies and
souls
Are not in our line at all.
- —Edward E. Kidder.
On Tuesday, February 6th, th* Saskatchewan Executive of tbe Canadian
Trades and Labor Congress interviewed Acting Premier Calder bt Saskatchewan at the parliament buildings, Reglna, and laid before him the
requirement* of organised Ubor with'
In the province. The delegation wu
comprised-of Mr. Jas. Somerville of
Moose Jaw, chairman; Mr. George
Peake, Mr. T. Wltby, Mr. G. H. Merlin, of Reglna, Mr. W: McAllister, of
Moose Jaw, and Mr. J. McQrath, ot
Saskatoon.
The following demands *of labor
were laid on the table:
1. G. T. P. strike ind lockout.
2. An act compelling; employers,
when advertising for labor, to state in
said advertisement* if a strike or lockout is In progress.  . •
3. Amendment to the Railway Act
providing for a fair wage, and the
observance of the prevailing hours of.
labor In the operation of railways receiving provincial aid or chartered by
the provincial government.
4. An act providing torn fair wage
schedule being inserted in all provincial government contracts.
'6V An act-providing for safety of
scaffolding, and the appointment of
qualified Inspectors.
6. Amendment to Cities Act, abolishing property qualifications for municipal candidates and extending the
hours of polling from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
7. Abolition of the election deposit
for provincial candidates and substituting theretor the petition signed by
100 qualified voters. . : ., ,
8. An act for the prootectlon of the
public, providing for the-free examination and Issuance Ot health certificates to employees engaged in restaurants, bakery and confectionery establishments.
9. An act providing for the compulsory Insurance of all persons affected by (he Workmen's Compensation Act.
10. Amendment to the Factories
Act, bringing Chinese laundries under
the provisions of the act
11. An act providing for weekly
payment of wages In currency.
12. An act prohibiting the employment of children under the age ot 14
years In any capacity whatsoever,
13. An act prohibiting the employment ot white females, by Orientals
In restaurants, laundries, etc.
14. An act providing for all provincial printing to bear the trade union label where practicable, and the
same to be printed within the province when possible.
15. An act providing for a uniform
system of plumbing throughout the
province, and the examination and
licensing ot competent workmen.
16. An act providing for the compulsory taking of Immediate evidence
In cases of accident.
These demands were argued by the
various members of the deputation in
a most able manner and the'acting
premier In replying said that he had
listened to their sound arguments
with Interest No doubt the government would proceed tos Investigate
thoroughly Into all matters laid before
him, and legislate where possible.
In reply, James Somerville thanked
Actlne Premier Calder not only on
behalf ot the members of the deputation, but on behalf ot all organised
labor throughout the province for the
consideration he had shown, them.
The deputation then withdrew after
an Interview lasting several hours-
Western Labor Review.
TRmSCWNOt
A great number of changes are Impending., on the Building Trade* and
among them is a proposed mass meeting for all members of the. Building
Industry.
We are beginning to realise that the
organisation of th* great number of
men that work on buildings In this
Olty and vicinity II oat what It should
be, and. a* soon u tha Now Labor
Temple Is ready for-occup«ney w* will
bold a earl** of muting* to consider
this problems that confront us.
At th* present time there are *lx-
teen Union* affiliated and they are u
follow*:' ■•
Amalgamated Society of Carpenters.
United Brotherhood .of Carpenter*.
Bleolrlolans, No. 611.
Engineer*, No, 197.
Elevator Constructors, No. 18.
Cement Workers,'No. 140.
OKssworkers, No. 40,
Lather*, No. J07.
Machinists, No. 181	
Marble, Cutter*. No. (2.
Plumbers snd Steamfltters, No. 170.
Painter*. Paperhangers and Decorators, No. U*.
Shut Metal Workers, No. 280.
Shlngler*, No. 1. * .
Tllalayers snd Helpers, No. 62, ant
the Stonecutters. .
Our meetings are interesting, »nd
more "do since we adopted a new op
der of business entitled "Legtilative
and Economic Questions," as we think
that if it I* good for the building contractor* to mix politic* with their
business, It cart do us any harm to
follow their example, and trade unionism I* a* much a part of the system
as-any. contractors' usoclatlon, the
only difference being that the one 1*
tha robbed and the other is the robber*. •
The Building Trates Department,
with headquarters at Washington, D.
C, although we have at all times
done our but to comply with their
Instruction*, 1* merely a per capita
seeking organisation, and, for all th*
assistance they have rendered to thl*
or my Local Council on. the continent, they might as well be dead.
You will notioe that,there are a
number of unions in the Building
Trades not affiliated, namely, Piaster-
ers. Laborers,- Granite Cutters and
Bricklayers; each of them have their
jwn reatons for not being with us,
::nd we have no doubt that each ot
them think themselves In the right
Whether they are or not, we do not
ntcud to express any opinion, except
to say that we are all members of the
one class, and that If their union can
not provide work for It* member* that
It will not exist aa a union; they will
have to educate their members to
study the cause* that compel ao many
men to go Idle and homeless, simply
because'of the fact that they have
produced too much and have not received the full value of their product.
We Intend to hold a picnic at Bow.-
en Island some time this summer,
and we hope.the member* of the various unions will' discuss this matter and Instruct, their delegates to
vole In favor.
J, McM.,' Secretary.
.     LABOR  LEGISLATION.
The Alberta legislature hah closed
Its session. The House has placed itself on record as favoring direct legislation. A resolution covering this was
iinanimously passed on Friday last,
the solitary criticisms being that of
Mr. Kcmmls, who held that the resolu.
tion did not go far enough; and the
claim by Mr. Mlcbener that.ln this,
matter the Slfton administration had
tolen the Opposition's policy.,
Chas. M. O'Brien, Socialist member
for Rocky Mountain.' broke the provincial record for "long distance oratory," speaking for well over six
hours, and thereby surpassing R. B.
ilennett'B five and a half hour oration. Ke moved a vote of censure on
lie government for negligence with
retard to the Bellevue mining disaster of 1910, and took occasion to point
out that the requests of Labor for
legislation covering Its needs had
been ignored.
A month ago a delegation from the
Trades and Labor Councils of Alberta
made a pilgrimage to Edmonton. They
laid their demands before the pre.
mler. He appeared to listen; spake
soothingly to them—and did nothing.
So far what the Local' Legislature
has done for Labor In the matter of
legislation Is eloquently represented
by this figure: '
—Western Labor Review.
he who "San may.
, Hence It has happened that the de"
velopment of steam navigation of railroads and telegraphs, of mechanical
and chemical science and the growth
of the .population, while enormously
Increasing productive power, and the
amount of material products—that Is
of 'real wealth—at least ten times
faster than tbe growth of population,
has given that enormous Increase almost wholly to one clasB, comprising
I he landlords and capitalists, leaving
the actual producers of It—the Industrial workers and Inventors—little, If
any, better off than before.—Prof. Alfred Ruasel Wallace.
Lost rund avay, or schteeled from
meln house and lot by de country In,
der after tomorrow vile ve vas settln
on der tabel supper eatln at, von leetle
schmall piggy, vlte all ofer him efery
vera; mlt prawn spots pelly onder him
eldvays, him two behlnt leg wa* black
yet already von ear vas sliced off on
der side next der river, pllnd In von
eye and see not a tarn ding by der
Oder. She vas a he pig. Any potty
vot prought him pack pays five dollar
don't he?—Jakey Smearkaschelmer,
Krautvllle, Hoop-pole Township, Ind.
By der from pond "close! PI Sheemeny.
It's "an awful ordeal for a woman
who realises that she has a hole In the
toe of her stocking to come across a
bargain In shoes.
THE ELECTIONS
The following Is a complete list of
Socialist Party candidates nominated
for the provincial elections:
Comox—W. W. Lefeaux.
Esquimau—Geo. Oliver.
Fernle—W. Davidson.
Greenwood—Geo. Heatherton.
Newcastle—Parker Williams.
Rossland—Geo. Bernard Casey.
Slocan—Andy Shllland.
Vnncouver—J. A. McDonald, W.
Bennett, J. Reld, W. A. Pritchard, J.
P. Lord.
Victoria—Victor Mldgley.
Okanagan—G. Stirling.
Ymlr—R. P. Pettlplece.
Nelson—Harrod.
Skeena—Montgomery.
A CORNISH LOVE 80NQ.
(Winter.) N
Angry Bwlrl of the seething waves
Under a sullen sky,
Cruel rocks that the mack tide laves,
There whore the sea-birds cry.
Hiss and roar of the throbbing deep-
Dirge for Its dole of lives.
Requiem wail for the souls thlt sleep,
Sobs for their babes ind wive*.
Oh, the ache of the watchful eyes
Scanning the hungry ual
Oh, the tears o'er the babe that lies
Smiling unconsciously I
Little specks In the distant grey,
Buffeted, tossed, and hurled I
Cm It be that you hold today
Him who Is slimy worldT
—Rose E. Sharlond,
"Exmoor Lyrics."
"I em satisfied," Bald Mr. McBride,
"that bo long as there Is even one
Socialist in Nelson, there will be a
Socialist candidate In Nelson. It is
an incurable habit. As for the Liberals, I anticipate they will exhibit
nere the same admirable discretion as
iliey have shown at theother places
..here we have been during our present round of visits."
Button, Button, Who's Got the Button
Bartenders' International tea$i$ |§8
If you mean tbe bine button.itrig any Vtim
Bartaadar. Demand tbe BLOK BPTftOW
when being tervtd by a Urtantsir.   *
Nasnad IhessAre...
Mae)* In Non-Unlasa ri
Do not buy any Shoe
no matter what It* nam*, unlu* it kaar* a
plain and readabl* Impression of thl* Statin.
All shoes withoat th* Union Stamp *r*
ilw*ysN*n-Union.
D* Ml MMfs) Ml* ■BCMSt fat SsVstSSC* <jf UtiM SlssJBft
BOOT A SHOE WORKERS' UNION J? .
its Summer Strut, Boston, Ma**.
John P. Tobln, Pre*. Chi*. L. Bain*, Me.-Tr***.
vm
Get Your Money's Worth
ASK FOR THEM AND INSIST ON GETTING fHflil
Many dealer* will try to induoe you to take com* other brand
Why f    For larger profit* aake.       Don't let them fool yon,
EVERY UNIONIST \Vlif
pattoniie. * Bar should not oat?
irs'ist upon bang served by Uaioa
Mmoloijits, but demand
union WAOEKEt
The- Keg* Bear the Label
ASK FBI VMM MADE K[|
ESTRANGED   UNION   MAY  AGAIN
RETURN TO PARENT BODY.
(Chicago Dally Socialist.)
San Francisco, March 6—The Brick,
layers' Union here is planning a whirl-
wind campaign within the next thirty
days in behalf of the proposition to
have the Bricklayers, Masons and
Plasterers' International Union of
America animate with the American
Federal Ion of Labor.
Launch Chain Move.
At the close of the meeting of Brick.-
layers' Union No. 7, a" special committee decided to request the Building
Trades Council, State Building Trades
Council of California and the California State Federation of Labor to assist in the movement by getting In
touch with the executive officers of
tho American Federation ot Labor and
auk that they Immediately communicate with all central and stale labor
bodies throughout tho United States
and Canada and urge thatt hese organizations use their Influence with
local unions of bricklayers In behalt
of the movement to have the Inter,
national Bricklayers' Union affiliate
with the American Federation ot La-
bor,
A circular letter will be sent to each
of the 800 locals affiliated with the international, representing a membership of approximately 100,000, setting
forth reasons why the referendum providing for affiliation with the American Federation of Labor should carry,
and urging them lo vote In favor of
the proposition.
When the matter was referred to a
vote.of the local unions some three
years ago It was defeated by only
5 per cent. vote. ^
At the recent convention of the international many delegates were In favor of then and there deciding the
question of affiliation, but 1t was
deemed. advisable to refer the question to a referendum vote ot affiliated
unions, which will be completed at an
■ early date.
"Boom all Union Labels"
<TJtA5»ffBBg) COJNCJLS
PRINTERS'
LABEL
Don't You
Want to
Do That ?
—should receive the support of trades unionist*
above all labels, Every time it is used it mean*
a boom for nil labels and unionism. *J Union
newspapers are more favorable to organized tabor
than non-union sheets, *J That's support- you
want when in trouble. fl By demanding their
label you not only help printer*, but advance
labor's cause, and that HELPS HUMANITY.
TaHwaawuHs HS__  —
aaaaaesBBaeeseas!
Select your Cigars from Boxes bearing this Label
LEST YOU FORGET, WE WOULC REMIND YOU THAT THE
SIMONDS SAW IS THE BEST SAW THAT CAN BE MADE
If easy running, fast cutting and in absolute guarantee count for anything in a hind taw, then every mechanic should use this Simondi Saw.
It is certainly much different from other taws. Let ut tell you why,
or better yet, let the Simondi tell its own story.
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Fted Petty
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merged with the
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THOUSANDS
of these books selling
rngersoll's 24 Lectures - . .50
Dr. Brown's True Marriage
Guide - - - ' .50
The Escaped Nun, Mary
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L BURNS & CO.
Dealers in
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Housefurnishings
MECHANICS
TOOLS OUR
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Stove Castings and Repairs Kept
in slock
138 Cordova St. East
EMANCIPATION
(Geo. Paton in Fernle Ladger.)
Primitive men,, in primary days, with
their rude weapons and crude methods
of living, enjoying the fruits, of their
labor to the full extent, and with
their' chosen councils and sachem, or
chief, settled all their little matters
amicably between them and for the
common good, hut when we reach that
stage of human development when
man substituted beast of burden for
that of human prey, the scene Ib
changed. The division ot the classes,
a ruling class and a subject class, was
tbe result of man's intellectual development In discovering how to stir the
earth's surface with a stick. The ruling class have all along the.line of
humanity's progress controlled governments, seized the judicial and juridical courts, made laws and passed
measures all In the interest ot themselves. The mooting or subject class
have repeatedly appealed to those ot
their oppressors for relief from their
sufferings, but have always been Ignored.
The Board of Trade deputation from
Edmonton to Calgary for an eight-hour
law for workers -and tbe abolition of
child labor has been treated with silence. The government" Investigation
of the Bellevue Mine Disaster has resulted In a fizzle, the workers receiving the usual reward—' The Promised
Land!"
It Is now twelve months since that
little hand - of agricultural tollers
knocked at the door of the Alberta
Legislature, humbly pleading for an
outlet for the products ot their toll,
but up to the piesent not a word have
we heard, never a whisper In reply,
everything Is as silent as the grave.
Premier Bifton can see the justice of
the. case, but he cannot serve two
masters; ho cannot serve both capital
and labor. In the speech from the
throne we hear the voice thundering
with all the power of eloquence avail-
able, praising to the very heavens
the Incoming of Canada's new, Governor-General, but no, never a word
do we hear In reply to the many deputations of labor. There Is no room
in the vocabulary of those servants
of capitalism tor the elimination ot
tbe ghastly and relentless conditions
that have for ages and ages cursed
mankind. Never in the history of
governments have the workers been
treated to anything but contempt.
.The workers, both manual and intellectual, have been for ever despised
and rejected, robbed, starved and
cheated out of their Just and honest
dues. Yet it Ib labor that has brought
us to where we stand today.
From the tiny craft to the huge
super-Dreadnought; from that roughly
tormed implement to the gigantic oil-
pull plow; from that minute little colony on the Delaware, across a vast
continent dotting here and there with
majestic cities with their magnificent
edifices and numerous millionaires
have all been the result of labor,
aoor has harnessed tho water, It has
harnessed the air, It has snatched the
lightning and plundered the Inanimate
all for man's use. Labor has increased
the productive power of man a thousandfold; tt has brought the world to
the threshold of humanity. Labor
conveys to the very mouth of the
wealthy the spoon that feeds them.
Yet they wjll shrink from Its very
touch as If It were some venomous
reptile.
To wander to and fro, from place to
place, from city to city, and from nation to nation, heartbroken, weary and
footsore, in search of work, to eat
bread, bent dawn in grey hairs, with
sorrow to a premature grave. Is the
reward ot the creators of the world's
wealth. Despised, shunned and rejected, the workers have become extremely poor, and as Aristotle sold of the
ancient artist, they, have become so
poor that they are too .poor to be
good.
When governments tolerate conditions whereby the people have become so poor that they are too poor to
be good, they have arrived at the
brink of decay and death.
Tbe poor Ignorant and Innocent
Workers of ancient days were driven
before the mighty power of greed and
cupidity, forced to burrow Into the
ground and live In a subterranean
world. They were despised and rejected by the official religion, denied
the right of marriage and the family;
damned before and after death; deprived of manhood and recognition,
just the same as they are today.
The ancient aristocratic element,
with their perverted gluttonous appetite for profits, to rid themselves of
the Increasing votive power of the
workers, a power that . threatened
their citadel, smeared the living
bodies of their victims (working men,
ot course)1 with petroleum, rolled
them In grease and tallow, set them
alight and made a torch In that horrible procession demanded by Nero.
The procession of humanity today Is
but a reflex of that ghastly scene In
ancient.days'; mine explosions ignit-
ig Its victims and roasting them beyond recognition; arsenal disasters
scattering tbe human in fragments; a
world of degradation and poverty with
its millions ot babes that continually
tug at a mllkless breast, and dispersion of peaceful workers by clubs
and modern murdering, machines, all
figure In this horrible modern pro-
cession of a hell-like scramble for
gold.
The peaceful Socialists are unceasingly striving to plead the laboring
masses Into their own created posses
sions. They are circulating literature
in the form of mental dynamite, dynamite that will more than equal all the
explosives that fill the capitalist arse
nals and magazines of today.
Oh, ye workers! Why not., read
and ferment the human brain with
tacts? You have been induced In by.
gone days to manufacture the weapon
that reached your own heart,, and in
order to live yon are compelled to do
the same today, but the weapon
wherein lies your own salvation Is
your pen. A weapon that has always
been advocate'd by Socialists. So
thing and act and when the time
comes round use this peaceful weapon
at the ballot box, return men of your
own class to power—men that stand
tor labor, control of the tools ot production, and the complete overthrow
of the profit system. Then, and then
only, will you have hill recognition
In the legislative assemblies,
SUPPRESS STRIKE NEWS.
Toronto Workers 8how Thlt Eaton's
Advertseminti Close the Mouth
of the Press. -
Employees Turned Out By Police.
Toronto District Labor Council.
Moved by Delegate Jas. Simpson
and seconded by Delegate B. J. Stev.
enaon,
That, whereas over one thousand
Cloak makers and Garment workers,
.employees of the T. Baton Company,
have been locked out or are striking
Ut sympathy with the locked out
Clookmakors, as the result of'a protest against the Introduction of a system of production which imposes
greater responsibility on the operative
cloakmakers without Increased remuneration, and at the same time In.
volves the displacement of a large
volume of female labor to the detriment of both the operators, and the
female hand sewers and to the advantage of the Company in the increase of
profits, ar/d
Whereas, tbe protest registered by
the said Cloakmakers and Garment
Workers is not only In the interest of
those Immediately concerned, but Is
the expression of the desire of the
working class generally for better conditions ot employment and an Increased share of the products of labor; and is a protest agalnt the Introduction of an entirely new process
of work In a department, without a
conference with.the employees of the
department; first, on the possibility
of doing the work-by tho new method
second, on the amount of the extra
work entallea; and third, on a just
recompense for such extra work; and
Whereas, the protest was against
the sudden introduction of a new process which .displaces a large number
of faithful employees without confer
ence or reasonable notice; and
Whereas, by remaining at their machines the Cloakmakers hoped for a
reasonable adjustment at a conference
betwee'n a committee of the employ*
eos and representatives of the firm,
but on February 4th received an ultimatum that they. must do the new
work as ordered, and without conference or arbitration, or else at once
leave the factory where for many
years they had contributed to the success of the Industry by working hard
at low wages; and
Whereas, when they asked for an
hour's grace to consider this choice
offered them, they were granted less
than ten minutes, and then driven
roughly out of the factory by the police; and
Whereas, notwithstanding these
facts and the importance of this lockout any sympathetic Strike to the general working class movement of the
olty, the press of the city have both
failed and refused to present the
working class side of the struggle to
the general public, from whom the
locked out cloakmakers and striking
garment workers are entitled to support; and,'
Whereas, the said newspapers are
Indebted to the organised worker* for
their present Internal organisation,
and to the working class generally for
the circulation that makes them valuable he advertising mediums; and
Whereas, It appears to this District
Labor Council that the revenue derived by the said newspapers trom the
Eaton Company prevents them
from publishing the working class
side of the present struggle tor fear
that source of revenue will he withdrawn;
Therefore be It resolved that this
District Labor council place itself on
record as preferring no press at all
In preference to a press which forfeits Its independence; to serve the
Interests of the capitalist exploiter of
labor, and thus sanctions indirectly
the suppression ot a "free press'
where such Is held as an Inalienable
right of the people and a right con-
stitutlanally upheld "by the highest
British Courts, and therefore be It fur-
ther
Resolved, that we strongly protest
against tho action of tbe press In thus
disregarding Its duty to the working
class, and that copies of this resolution be sent to the six city newspapers.—The Voice.
Tho Capitalist class owns and controls, the working-class are owned and
controlled.
PRINTING,
THAT'S OUR BUSINESS
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mid where your ideas as to price and quality can readily be satisfied. You probably know of our SPECIAL UMBRELLA AT.
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PORT HARDY
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CHINA AND JAPAN RE DEVELOPING AN INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM
to supply the world trom their mills, mines and factories; the captains
or industry all over the world have spent millions to help wake up the
Orient!.tbe same men Indirectly caused the building of the Panama
Canal to handle the slow freight and resources of the Orient for the
markets of Europe;
The same captains of industry are to make Hardy Bay the terminal
tor all the passenger service, mall and fast freight, are now spending fortunes on preliminary work in the district. *    ..
HARDY BAY IS THE NEAREST HARBOR TO CHINA AND
JAPAN ON THE PAIF1C COAST, which will connect the three great
trunk railroads with the Oriental end Alaskan fleet
.. UAHDY BAY IS THE NEAREST COALING STATION ON THB
PACIFIC TO THE ORIENT. Mammoth coal and Iron deposits have
been discovered near the harbor. Well-known financiers are contemplating building one of the largest Steel plants in the world. They also
Intend to build a Pulp Mill that wll be second to none on the continent.
Hardy Bay wll also capture the Alaskan trade, and is the only natural
KHteway of the Pacific Coast—and la destined to become the Metropolis
of the North. , 7   ■
40-Acre Farms        City Building Lots   :
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GET. IN THE OAMEI
By the Rev, Charles Stelsle,
,. There are some things that can be
done through absent treatment, but
the devils ot social and economic Injustice can be removed only by the
laying on of hands. This -means vigorous, determined, personal effort.. If
you're croaking because "the world's
going to the how-wows"—If you're blue
because you think you're not getting a
square deal—ask yourself honestly If
you are doing, all that you can to save
the world from hell, and if you really
deserve any more than you're getting.
On general principles I say unhesitatingly that the workers are not receiving a Just share of the common
product In our Industrial life. But
(here's many an. industrial workman
who needs a Jolt Instead of a jolly.
He needs "to realize - that unless he
gets into the game with a whole heart
and a strong- will, he doesn't deserve
what some other chap Is digging out
(or him.
Yes—by "the laying on of hands"—
"'I hands, together—that's the way
the Job will be done. Let every work
t-i wuo believes in himself and in the
prosperity and well-being of his group
stand ready to do his part In the light
tor our common humanity.
We have received notices from the
post offices that this paper cannot be
delivered to the fallowing names for
the reasons stated.
Vancouver, B. C.
Arthur P. Andrew, 258 15th Ave. E.
No suoh address.
Stuart McWhlnnle, 154S 4th Ave. B.
Removed.
Geo. M. Hultt, 2642 Wall St. No
such address.
David Roberts, 636 11th Ave. 13. No
such address.
Scott B. Anderson, 424 12th Ave. 13.
No such address.
Jas. Barnes, 2734 John St. No such
address.
Robt. Hanna, 374 12th Ave. E. No
such address. , :.....*'"
Hlllcrest, B. C.—R. H. Holmes. Not
called for.
Kerrisdale, B. C.—V. B. More. Gone
av,tiy; left no address.
When the German government Is In
trouble with the striking coal miners
"the Christian trades unions" (where
did they steal that name?) will oppose
the strikers. Oh, the International solidarity of fake!
»   * .•  •
Socialism is the greatest political
fact in existence today. By which
we mean it is the only conception of
society that even pretends to understand- its structure and account tor
Its phenomena.
-**.'•■•
Capitalist dominion over the mean!
of production, and the consequent
enslavement . of labor, must be
broken at all hazards. It cannot be
broken too soon tor the common
good of the world's workers. It cannot happen too soon for the good of
the rice.
-A WORKINGMAN'S  PARADISE.
So long as the machinery can be
operated with sufficient profit to the
owners the worker, gets his living.
But the machinery i of wealth production Is so. immensely productive
that It pours Into the markets Its
products In such volume snd so rap-
Idly that the greatest consuming
class, the workers, cannot huy It up
fast enough with the wage they receive. Although they have produced
It by their labor, It Is not theirs.
It belongs to their masters, and
If they want it they must pay
for it Being unable to do so, the
unsold products of their labor' keep
on piling up. Sales dwindle, and the
owners of the machinery, falling to
realise a profit on Its operation, decide to close down. The workers,
suddenly thrown out of employment,
In a very short time And themselves
face to face with starvation. This Is
where we are at today In B. C. The
situation Is further aggravated by
the presence of cheap labor deliberately Imported from the Orient, anil
Induced Immigration from Europe,
deceived by lying statements as to
the cost bl living and wages, circulated by fraudulent employment
agencies, transportation companies
and government agents, all of them
acting In the Interests ot the capitalist class to flood the country
with cheap labor and bring wagei
still lower by increasing the competition In the ranks of the working-
class. The inevitable result is a lower standard of living, Increased uncertainty of employment, Increased
misery ind destitution, soup kitchens,
bread lines, racial - riots, hold-ups,
murders and suicides, and the spirit
of revolt.
DEATH  SHOWS   LABOR   LEADER
LIFE-LONG SPY.
(Chicago Dally Socialist.)
Porcupine, Out, March 6,—The accidental death of Andrew N, Olson, one
of the trusted leaders In the Western
Federation of Miners and the United
Mine Workers of America, In a train
wreck near here revealed the fact that
be had been all his1 life a traitor to the
cause of union labor, working as one
c" the most astute detectives employed by tbe Thtel detective agency.
Had he died a natural death the
damning evidence which earned for
him the. undying obloquy of union
men and women probably would never
have been found and be would have
been mourned as one of the most
faithful leaders In the labor movement. In the wreck, however, Olson
had no time,-of course, to secrete the
papers which revealed him as a spy
and a traitor to his fellow-men.
For many years he was a trusted
leader among the union miners ot the
United States and Canada. He was a
member ot the United Mine Workers
of America and the Western Federation of Miners. He represented both
organisations at- various times in con-
fldentlal positions. To him the union
men Intrusted their most Important
nejotlatlons/wlth the operators. They;
gave Into his possession telegrams
from the highest officials of their or
ganlzations, snd all-union secrets were
disclosed to him.
Spy on. Mine Unions.
When he was dead the union men
discovered that he had been a detective, employed by the mine operators,
throughout his connection with the unions; that he had divulged to bis employers everything he learned from his
uhlon associates, and that while he
was professing to force the operators
to accede to union demands he was
receiving pay from the operators to
serve their Interests,
Identity of the loyal union man with
the detective would probably never
have been discovered had Olson died a
natural death. But he was killed in a
mine accident at Porcupine, Ont.
where, as a member of the union, he
was securing for his detective employ-
ers the names of all members of the
union, forbidden by the operators of
Porcupine.
On his body were found papers that
indicated that he was In the employment of the Thiel detective agency,
and when that agency was notified of
his death tt started, an Investigation,
believing he had been put to death by
associates who had discovered his duplicity. The suspicion was unfounded,
but the investigation revealed the
whole story of Olson's career and that
he was for many yean a detective In
the employ of the Victor Fuel Com.
pany, Northern. Coal and Coke Company and the Thiel agehoy.
His body was shipped'out of Porcupine to Denver under the name ot Andrew Ohlander. Burial was It Idaho
Springs, the home of his parents.    ■
Olson was known In every coal mln
Ing camp In Colorado, and.was regard
ed ns one of the most successful detectives In the state working among
miners' unions. He had been In Porcupine but a short time, working
among the men who belong to the
Western Federation of Miners. It was
not known until the remains were
shipped here under the name of Oh-
lander that the victim of the accident
was the man who for years gave away
secrets of the union to the operators
of the state.
OlBon recently had worked In the
Southern Colorado fields. He was
loaned tn a Chlcaeo agency by the
Thlels and went to Ontario to take the
place of a Michigan detective who left
the service. The miners did not know
that tbe man who pretended to them
that he was a loyal union man was
working for the detectives.
Revelled Everythlnn to Besses.
In 1907 he was sent to Hastings by
the Vlotor Fuel Company snd secured
a comnlete list of the union men at
that place, tn 1908 Olson came to Denver-and mingled with the United Mine
Workers of America during a scale
convention and during: the meetings
with the operators. „He wai the confidential detective tor James H. Blood,
according to statements made at the
time by officers of the union,
Olson's best piece of work In behalf
of the Operators during these conventions was the securing of a large number of Important telegrams from President Thomas L. Lewis, ot the United
Mine Workers, to officers of the district organisation In Colorado.
After he completed his work among
the committeemen, and the scale convention, Olson went to Victor and was
employed In the Golden Cycle mine.
He was after the high graders among
the miners and made extensive reports nn the operations ot the workmen along hleh grading lines.  .
(It Is probably well known to Vancouver readers that the Thiel Detective Agency has a branch In Vancouver.—Ed.)
Reform spells reaction. It Is poison
to the revolution. So long as the majority remain with faith unshaken In
the "efficacy ot reform the revolution
halts. It cannot -proceed until the futility of reform becomes recognised by
the majority. The revolutionary program will then proceed to a finish..
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