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OFFICIAL PAPER:    VANCOUVER TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL AND B. 0. FEDERATION OP LABOR.
Fourth Year, No. i
VANCOUVER, B. C„ SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1912.
COAL MINERS' CONDITIONS
ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
Br, j; W. WILKINSON
(Amalgamated Carpenters.)
I It Is well known that the chief part
ot the coal used In the Western portion
' of this province comes from Van-
couver Island, but little Is known by
the general public of the conditions
prevailing In the eoal Industry.
The coal mines ot Vancouver Is.
land are situated ln four localities.
At Nanalmo there are tour mines
working and one being developed. Ot
those working three are known as
"open mines," which means that the
miners work with open or naked
lights. The other mine, known as
No. 1, Is worked with closed lights ln
some parts because of tbe presence
of explosive gas. At Ladysmlth there
are tour mines producing coal, At
South Wellington there are two producing and one being opened up, At;
Cumberland there are four mines producing, and one In course of development.
The mines at Cumberland belong to
the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Ltd; They were formerly owned by
the!Hon, James Dunsmuir, the onetime notorious Lieutenant-Governor of
British Columbia, and whom Jim
Hawthoruthwaite once publicly de-
, scribed 'as ■ > human hyena." Since
then the ownership of these mines has
passed Into the hands of Mackenzie
t Mann, whloh means the Canadian
Northern Railway Co.
Three out of these four mines are
worked with open lights, but the other,
which Is known as No. 4 mine, is now
worked with safety lamps. About
three months ago this mine was declared by Mine Inspector Newton to
be unsafe owing to gas and he ordered
the company to cease using naked
lights and to substitute safety lamps.
The fact tbat this was necessary to
avoid loss of human lives did not appeal-to the company, but the expense
ot furnishing lamps for the miners
did, so the company refused to comply with the order of Inspector Newton.     He called ln  Chief  Inspector
That means 42 boxes of 50 pounds^
each, bringing a dally profit to the
company of $372 on powder alone.
Whilst the Hon, T. W. Crothers,
Federal Minster ot Labor, was in Nan-
almo, last week, this powder graft was
explained to him by Robert Foster,
President of District No. 28, United
Mine Workers of America, Crothers
advised him to publish it ln the press
and thus expose it to public notice.
At that very moment reporters from
the local newspapers were present reporting the Interview and Foster of-
fered Crothers (100 to 150 tbat no
mention ot the powder question would
appear In the paper the next morning,
nnd Foster would have won for no
mention was made of it.
The Labor Minister was taken Into
No, 1 mine, ln order, I suppose, to
gather "local color"—black mostly—
and Foster asked him how much he
thought they showed him of the real
conditions under which the miners
work. Like a wise lawyer he said
nothing, but he said It very Intelligently. In return Foster offered to
take him Into fifty places round Nanalmo where any average man would
be scared to go, but where miners had
to risk their lives dally to get bread
for them and theirs, and profits galore
for their masters.
At No. 1 mine, Nanalmo, the men
receive 68 cents for 2,240 pounds of
coal taken from the top Beam, and 85
cents for the same quantity from the
bottom seam. The coal is harder in
that mine and takes more labor to
dig it.
According to the Mines Regulation
Act of B. C. no miner Is supposed to
receive less than 13.30 cents for a
day's work of eight hours, and ln those
places where the coal is so hard to
get that a man cannot make that
amount by piece-work, the company
Is legally bound to make his wage up
to (3.30. This law is treated hy the
operators with contempt; whole shifts
of men are continually paid below
$8.80 per day,   On June 6 at Cum-
jonr a nr,
▼uuonver Business Astnt Amalfamatod
Booiety of Carpenters sad Joiners.
Graham who ratified the order of his .norland more than 40 miners were
subordinate and now the mine runs paid off at the rate of $2.50 per day
with closed lights. land under.   If the miners go on strike
Sir Richard McBride Is never quite!to remedy these things they will be
so mendaciously picturesque as when'choked with quotations from law
he Is gushing about his "White B. C." Iwhich Is broken dally fr» the owners.
policy and Cumberland Is a glorious The Act calls for all mines to be
example of sucb clap-trap, There are provided with two shafts so that in
600 Chinese working tn the mines of case one is blocked by explosion or
Cumberland and many of them have .other causes, the miners have a better
miners' certificates and work on the
coal face getting the coal. Outside
are 200 others and ln addition are
200 Japanese Scattered ln and out
of the mines making a total ot at
lease 1,000 Orientals who are not employed because they are Orientals but
because they are cheap.
The whit* miners receive 60 cents
for every 1,240 pounds of coal. lit
' order, however, to get that weight of
coal they must mine 2,740 pounds, and
frees that th*.company screens 500
pounds of "slack" which they say Ib
not' saleable although they both use
and sell It The miners get 60 cents
for ,2,240 pounds, which is avoirdupois
ton.' The company Bells a ton of
2,000 pounds In Vancouver for $8.
Out of the 60 cents per ton paid to
the miners, they have to supply their
on blasting powder and thereby hangs
a tale, 'the company buys the powder
at the rate of $6.00 per box of 60
pounds snd sells it to the miners at
$15.00 per box, thus making a very
modest profit ot $9.00 per box.
The average amount of powder used
In the mines, of Cumberland each day
Is as follows:
No.:4 mine.......... .500 lbs.
No. 6 mine 300 lbs.
No. 6 mine 300 lbs,
No.' 7 mine 1,000 lbs.
Total   ... 2,1001
chance to escape. No. 4 mine at
LadyBmith has only one shaft, whilst
at Nanalmo, No. 1 mine is connected
MOVING PICTURE
OPERATORS HAVE
BEEN LOOKED OUT
..The members ot the Moving
Picture Operators' Union have
been locked out by the following
moving picture houses, and they
are therefore non-union and not
entitled to the patronage ot
unionists or their sympathizers:
PrincesB, Dominion, Granville,
Province Savoy, Electric, Lyric,
Bijou, Star, Broadway, 26th
Ave., Fairvlew, Grandvlew, and
Temple.
The following houses are on
the union list and employ union
operators: Majestic Maple Leaf,
Royal, Crystal, Family, Fairmont and Fraser Ave.
All union men, their wives,
family and sympathisers will
please note the above list and
govern themselves accordingly.
When in Doubt
PEABODYS'
HIGHEST
Buy
Peabody's
Overalls
NOT only are they
Canadian manufacture, but they are union
made, and no union
man should wear any
other kind.
The fact that they
are union made proves
that they are well
made, and the name
"Peabody" Is your quality guarantee.
Price: $1.25
COMPARE THEM—Note the lit, yardage, number of
pockets, finish, etc. There's no other overalls that can
hold a candle with them for good values.
LOOK AT THE JACKETS—They are equally good. Note
the gauntlet cuffs, and the uniform hand collar, and then
you'll be satisfied there's only one good jacket, that's the
one made hy Peabody.
FOR SALE AT THE
Hudson's Bay Stores
CORNER OF GRANVILLE AND GEORGIA
with the shaft on Protection Island
two miles away, and to walk from one
ehaft to the other underground takes
from two hours to two and a half,
In face of this, the notice at tbe foot
of No. 1. shaft Is a literary Jewel. It
reads, "The safety ot our men comes
first," and would doubtless Impress
the Hon. Crothers when he saw It.
Such conditions alone make the
miners' lot miserable enough, but
when one sees tne shacks they have
to live ln one has to marvel that they
endure bo much. At Cumberland oar
sees rows of wretched, one-story houses which a colliery owner would not
use tor woodsheds.
Nanaimo would not be so bad It It
was not Nanalmo, but Cumberland
could not be worse than Cumberland.
FEDERAL BOARD
OF INVESTIGATION IS
,   ASKED rOB BY I.W.W.
Local officers of the I. W. W.
are preparing an application for
a federal board oMnvestlgatlon
Into conditions 'Obtaining In
British Columbia, construction
camps. Meantime negotiations
with tbe contractors locally are
being carried onf with prospects
of a settlement'     ■
Reports from pickets along
the line to Kamloops are to the
effect that slaves of the variety
demanded by the sub-contractors are scarce, and all the tactics now so well known to strikers are being used by the employers' government flunkies to
bulldoze and Intimidate the men
who have refused to submit to
the miserable wages and conditions Imposed through the per
nlclous system of.'"sub.contraot-
lng."
Calgary Carpentere Strike.
The carpenters of Calgary, numbering about 1,200, members of the Amalgamated and the Brotherhood, are on
strike for an Increase from 50 to 55
cents per hour.
South Vancouver municipal council
has decided tbat all contractors on
city work must pay their men the city
rate ot wages and enforce the eight-
hour day system.
VANCOUVER ALLIED
PRINTING TRADES
COUNCIL GETS BUSY
Reminds Local Merohants Tbat
Tom of Printed Matter Is
Being Secured front East,
"The opening of the Panama Canal
—the gateway for merchants of Vancouver—to get more printing done away
from their home town and thus build
up Industries—ln other towns!"
It may not be generally known that
the merchants ot Vancouver have a
hovel way of building up local industries. We hear a lot of talk from them
about "boosting" up a Greater Vancouver. They go to the meetings of
The Progress and other clubs instituted for the purpose of "boosting."
; they have got to Bell. When they
'want to buy something they go to the
cheapest market. This Is especially
so in the case of printing.
Firms in the east of Canada Bend
out to Vancouver several solicitors for
! printing. They are goo dtalkers, and
succeed in getting 50 per cent, ot the
-printing that is required in Vancouver
for the eastern houses that they represent. The merchants don't appreciate the fact that they get "Vancou-
"SIR" RICHARD'S tjOSBACKS'
BRUTALITY AT KAMLOOPS.
The treatment of Fred. Qulrlon, an
I. W. W. striker on the C.N.R., at
Kamloops, deserves the widest publicity, tt is only another proof, added
to the many so rapidly accumulating
ln these days, that the forces of gov.
eminent are as readily put at the disposal of capitalist Interests ln Canada, and used heartlessly and brutally,
with as little regard to the much
vaunted "rights" of British "objects,'
as they are In the land ot Morgan or
the Czar. Deliberately and Intention-
ally run down by s» donkey engine In
the hands of a foreman ot the con.
structlon gang, his leg broken In three
places and badly cut about the head
and body, he Was taken to the hosplt.
al. Discharged as usual with slaves,
before he was able to walk, he was
Immediately arrested and thrown Into
Jail, to lay on the cell floor enduring
the agony of his half-healed limb for
four hours until he was supplied with
a cot.   In the morning turned out Into
CAPITAL CITY TRADES AND
LABOR COUNCIL ACTIVITIES
W. R. TROTTER'S
ITINERY FOR
TBE CONGRESS
W. R, Trotter, organiser for
the Trades and.Labor Congress
of Canada, left here on Wednesday to assume the duties of his
office. Following are the approximate dates of hie Itinerary:
Edmonton, Alta   July 16
Saskatoon, Bask July 15
Prince Albert, Sask July 20
Reglna, Sask July 23
Moose Jaw, Sask July 28
Brandon, Man August 1
Winnipeg, Man Augusts'
Ft. William and Forth Arthur,
Ont,  August 24
■ By CHRISTIAN 8IVBRTZ.
Secretary Victoria T. aad L. Council.
VICTORIA, July 10.—At the next
regular meeting on July IT, the semiannual election of officers will tak*
place. The Executive will consist ot
the president, vice president,, seere-
(iary and tour delegates elected by th*
council. This was the ruling of th*
chair at the meeting on th* 3rd, ss
the amended constitution Is now In
force. All elections are carried out
under the proportional representation
system.
A communication was received Informing the council that the Minister
of Labor would be In this olty on th*
5th, when ha would' be pleased to
meet any one Interested In labor matters. The counoll promptly decided
to invite the honorable gentleman to
meet the workers In Lsbor kail snd
Instructed the president to prepare a
memorandum to be presented to him.
The secretary laid the financial
statement and balance account on the
table, as follows:
To Cash In hands of Treasurer. $181.81
" coll—Rents  177,80
P. C. Tax    61.40
C. Slverti       .to
j. d. Mosrrvisr,
A Western Canada aopmeatstlvs ot the
Federal Department of Labor, with
Moedturtars at Vsaoouver
the Jail yard, covered with water from
the rain of the previous night, hauled
up before the beak the following
morning, and discharged as "not
guilty"! As to the foreman, he Is
probably still on the job, feeling secure in the consciousness tbat his attempt to murder Qulrlon will never
place him In the criminal's dock, hut,
has gained for him the confidence of
his employers and the covert approval
of the authorities. We would like to
point out to the various societies and1
Individuals that make a specialty ot
fanning the dying flames of patriotism
tbat a fruitful ground for their efforts
Is now to be found In-Kamloops and
he neighborhood. It will be easy and
profitable work to convince the working men ln that district that It would
be a glorious thing to shoulder a gun
and shoot or get shot ln defense of
the freedom and equal-handed Justice
that Is meeted out to all-comers under
the Union Jack.
man generally precedes htm and Mr.
Crowthers did not escape tha lot of
thos* who attain to an exalted position. Having, received, through letters from friends ln Ottawa, Impressions of th* different ministers, Us*
writer was not surprised to Snd ln
th* Minister of Labor a genl
unaffected and genial In hi* den
!«?•«
By Ssladles      $ 68.00
'' Postage and Typewriting     Ml
Rents  100.0S
Reduction Debt  136.00
Balance In hands of Treasurer 128.27
$410.72
Assets—        ™^«w^^^^
To Fixtures and Furniture,	
" Sundry Accounts Received....
P. C. Tax..
$1,000.00
.    111.80
.. _.  _     128.60
' To Cash In hands of Trees     128.27
Liabilities—
By Sundry Accounts—Hall I 287.14
'' Salaries        S1.00
Recommended to be written
Rents       79.60
Balance    :  1,663:78
$2,141.87
Statement of Aeoouts Parable.
Cameron Lumber Co $158.11
Hayward A Hawkins  104.06
Drake Hardware Co.    84.88
B. C. Electric Railway Co	
Victoria Typewriting Bureau	
R. A. Brown A Co	
Watson A McGregor.	
B. C. Telephone Co	
B. C. Hardware Co	
c. Slverti ;.	
Attend the next  meeting of your
union?
Office of B. C. Federatlonist, Lsbor
Temple.   Phone 3680.
VICTORIA U. B. OT O.
GROWING RAPIDLY;
OFFICERS ELECTED
Energetic Representatives Delegated to Attend Tradei and
Labor Council.
Stanton E. Barrell, in an Interesting
communication that space forbids publishing ln full, sends a rosy report ot
the flourishing condition of his local
In the Capital City. The departure of
President Downs for his home In San
Francisco is noted with regret, his activity In union affairs having been a
valuable asset. The membership of
the local has Increased from 70 to 330;
the weekly meetings are crowded; a
live business agent Is ln the field ln
the person of Jack Margarell, and the
membership is Increasing at the rate
of from six to ten at every meeting,
made up of those who Join by clearance
and "neophytes" who have been persuaded to see the benefits of common
action for common benefit. Taking all
things Into consideration, the membership Is feeling pretty good.
The open shop system, which prevails ln Victoria, Is having the effect
of recruiting the union membership,
ver prices" for what they Bell—they [non-unionist   and    unionist   rubbing
state the price, and as it is not pos- shoulders at work, the resulting argu-
sible to send east for everyday wants
the public-have to pay their price.
The Typographical Union at the
present time Is negotiating a new
scale with the employing printers, and
one of the worst arguments they have
had to contend with from the employing printers Is this question of
printing being sent out ot town by
people who should know better. It is
only natural that the printers should
want more wages considering the fact
that they have not had an Increase for
two years and that the cost ot living
lln Vancouver in that time has gone up
-about 15 per cent. The merchants
| who Bend east for their printing are
the ones who derive most benefit from
the purchasing power of the working
claSB. How they can be consistent
in their boosting for a Oreater Vancouver and then send thousands of
dollars east to purchase printing there
that they could get right here passes
all understanding. It undoubtedly
costs more money to get some of this
work done In Vancouver—but they
sell their goods at Vancouver prices
and should be prepared to buy what
other men of business have to sell at
Vancouver prices.
There Ib a large sum of money invested ln the printing Industry ln Vancouver. It is not so very long ago that
everybody looked upon all money
spent on printing sb so much thrown
away. But times have altered, and
now It Is looked upon as one of the
best investments by business men
who want to build up a big business.
They recognize the (act tbat) they
could not get along without the use
of printing—they have got to have It
to acquaint the public of what they
have to sell.
The business men who have got
faith enough In Vancouver to put all
their capital into this business are
surely deserving of support from merchants, But they are not getting It.
They only get what the merchants
have absolutely got to give them, Yes,
there Is some printing that they can-
not send east—this does not amount
to much. It chiefly consists of that
which they want ln a hurry and that
part which they want to see proofs of
before sending It to press.
ments crystallising in the shape of
applications for admission.
The new officers installed on July 2
were: Theo. Crowle, president; Robert Eddy, V. P.; Louis Morsing, F. S.;
A. A. Walker, R. S.; C. H. Wtlletts,
treasurer; Frank W. Irish, conductor;
Wm. Davis, warden and S. E. Barett,
trustee.
A Btrong committee of twelve represents the local on the Building
TradeB and T. and u Councils, there-
by giving the brotherhood an opportunity to be the most influential body for
the furtherance of unionism In Victoria.
They have received more accessions
to their membership from the prairie
provinces than from Vancouver, and
the number from the prairie Is expected to deorease from now on.
Brother Barrell concludes with an
appreciative reference to his treatment in Vancouver on his visit last
Sunday, expressing the hope that such
opportunities for reciprocity ot Ideas
and social intercourse may become
more frequent, to the benefit of unionism on both the Island and the Mainland.
Organizer Bruce Goes East.
John W. Bruce ot the Plumbers' International, who has been tn Vancouver for some weeks, left for the east
points yesterday.
heads and envelopes are sent east by
the million. CbequeB are produced
there by the thousand and sent on to
Vancouver business houses. It has
been stated that even The Progress
Club of Vancouver were going to send
east for their cheques—but somebody
got wise and they did not do It. Other
clubs established to boost for this
town have been known to get a large
quantity of printing done outside.
Ir this state of affairs Is going to
continue It will be up to the purchasing public to Bend east for everything
that they possibly can. When they
start this—and not till then—will some
of these great boosters begin to see
their returns falling off—the same as
the employing printers are seeing
Letter their returns falling oft.
VICTORIA FACTORY
WORKERS' STRIKE ON
IN THE CAPITAL CITY
Chinese  Employees   Join  With
White Workers in Demand
For Nine-hour Day.
VICTORIA, July 8.—Six months ago
there was no Factory Workers' Local
In Victoria. Today there are 100 men
on strike and 13 scabs working. They
have the city In good shape, little or
no finish being procurable at the local
mills.   Every man Is standing pat
A dodger has been distributed
amongst the Chinese mill-workers, In
their own lingo, and on July 6 a large
number ot the Orientals went out on
strike. This Is quite sufficient proof
to any scab that a Chinaman is a
better man than he Is, whether he
likes the idea or not. On the same
day Mr. Hankin, manager of the
Puget Sound Lumber Co., performed
the parrot act, and issued a similar
dodger, which reads as follows:
"Chinese friends, notice—Our lumber mill informs you that at the present time the work reopens as usual
each day.' Work 10 hours, wages as
before. Our company now have employed constables ln Chinatown. Our
lumber mill have fought to protect the
Chinese employees so far. Expect no
Injury. That union party simply start
up strike ln short time. Hoping our
friends do not undergo these complications. If willing to work as usual,
return to work. Our company hope
and appreciate.
Can. Puget Sound Lumber Co.
Manager Hankin informs throughout."
(Obviously a  Chinese translation).
•Ed. Fed.
Manager Hnnklln will have to go
some to hypnotize the Chink to swallow such dope. $1.50 is the "same
wage" referred to In the above dodger,
for 10 hours. The strikers are out for
0 hours per day and ii cents an hour
'Increase.
When a few of the Chinese on strike
were asked what they thought of the
dodger, they replied, with a grin
"Too much bull dope. Me no go to
work. Chinaman savvey he not my
friend."
The employers will have to go some
to beat the next dodger the strikers
hand out on Monday next.
W. D„ A. S. of C. & J.
$387.14
statement tt Aooonnls Due aad Beeom-
mended Written Off.
Hlackimlth, April 26, 1011 $26.00
Baker*. Sept 16, 1011  14.00
Teunwten, Sept. 16, 1811  88.60
Boilermakers,    Helpers,    Jan.    30,
1012     1.00
879.60
CHRISTIAN 8IVERTSS,
Acting Fin. Sec.
A report on the condition of em.
ployment In certain establishments
where women and girls are employed
was received, adopted and ordered
published, and a special committee ap-
wlth a view to securing Immediate re-
pointed to Interview the management
lief.
4l letter from the .manager of The
Federatlonist requesting support for
the paper was referred to the executive committee for consideration and
report A letter trom the secretary of
the B. C. Federation ot Labor, calling
for per capita tax for six months ending Dec. 31, 1012, end giving an outline of the work before the executive
board, was received and the money
ordered forwarded. It may he stated,
in passing, that the council 'has not
recovered yet from its housemoving
experience, twice wltbin six months,
Hon. T. W. Crowthers, Minister of
Labor In the Borden Government, visited Victoria on the 4th and 5th Inst,
and by special arrangement met and
addressed a well-attended meeting In
Labor hall on the evening of the 5th.
The reputation and fame of a great
ORG, WILKINSON
AT LADYSWTH
THIS EVENING
J. W. Wilkinson, organiser tor
the Trades and Labor Congress
of Canada, returned from Cumberland on Thursday and proceeded to New Westminster. He
leaves today for Ladysmlth,
where he addresses a mass-
meeting of miners this evening,
In the Interests of tbe Congress.
He will return to Vancouver on
Monday next, and proceed to Interior points on Tuesday, working eastward to Medicine Hat,
Alta,, between now and September 1.
 'and genial I
and frank in sp**eh. I had even b**a
told that lw *vinc*d sympathise tor
th* aspirations of th* laboring class
In th* struggle for freedom.
It dots seem quit* probabl* that
many public men know enough about
th* wrohgs and sorrows of to* work-
•rs to admit the Justice of their
demands. But what do snob ad-
geneles require tbem bring shelved or
missions amount to wh*n party exl.
terfered wlthf Th* Government 1*
committed to tn* commercialism tost
dominate* th* civilisation of today; so
Mr. Crowthsrs, whatever his Individual views in, In spit* ot his sway
sterling qualities as a man, and his
sympathies with th* working class,
cannot deliver the goods. W*re n*
tomorrow to Insist on th* adoption by
th* government of a Labor program
that had for Its object the destruction
of private and corporate control of th*
means of production, tbe only Immediate result would he that h* would disqualify himself as a member of the
cabinet This h* told th* workers ot
Victoria, Is effect But why should
the government stum down, such a
proposition If he advocated ltt Is not
he th* on* member ot the eighteen
composing tht cabinet who Is selected
because ot his abilities to devote bis ,
time to the labor problem to Its solution, If he can find it? He has now
travailed through th* Dominion from
Ottawa to th* Pacific for the express
purpose of learning tbe condition of
labor In th* land and to receive suggestions from the workers as, to their
betterment and their ultimate aim to
deliver themselves from economic, dependence on thos* who control th*
means of employment snd through
that the lives of the workers; If, as
the result of this Investigation and
travel among tha working people, the
Minister of Labor become* convinced
tbat nothing short of abolition ot the
present capitalist control of Industry
for profit will solve the labor problem
and the class struggle, snd should recommend a policy In that direction,
would not, because they could not Be-
commendatlons, coming as tbey would
from the one man among them who Is
expected to study this problem with a
view to find it* solution! No—they
would not, because they couldon t Because the Government Is committed to
the civilisation which rests on profits.
So Mr. Crowthers could not deliver
the goods. He would hav* to stop
down and ont
IT'S UP TO THOSE WHO
MAKE BUSINESS POSSIBLE
Any business which can not pay de-'
cent, living wages does not deserve to
live, snd should not be permitted to
do so. This Is not mere sentiment. It
Is sound logic. Whst possible excuse
can be offered for continuing a business which mskes slaves and serfs of
those engaged ln UT It renders profit
to some person, firm or corporation,
you say? Is that a good reason for
continuing It? Can you Justify, ln law
or In morals, the making ot many people miserable In order thst the few
may be happy? No, there Is no Justification for such a course, and any
business which can not properly support those engaged ln It should be
crushed to death.—'Frisco Clarion.
Reglna Swarming With Job-Seekers.
Unskilled labor Is already a drug
In Reglna, where slaves with labor-
power to sell have flocked ln search
a good market for their wares, following the mess recently made of that
prairie metropolis by the elements.
Brotherhood Speelsl Meeting,
Local 617 of the U. B. of C. will
hold an extraordinary special meeting
on Monday evening next July 16, at
Labor Temple, for the discussion of
trade conditions. Several speakers,
including Joseph Sorenson of Seattle,
will be present.
Vice-President of Stereotypers.
Charles Summer, vice-president of
the International Steeotypers and
Electrotype™ Union, accompanied by
Mrs. Summers arrived in the city on
Wednesday. They left for their home
in Kansas City last evening.
Stationary Engineers.
As usual an open meeting was held
by the engineers ln room 201, Labor
Temple, on Wednesday night and the
large attendance showed that the engineers are waking up to the fact that
It Is necessary, for them to organize
into a real union in order to protect
their Interests, which under tho benlg-
nent care of "Association" had been
rather badly Injured. The Local Is increasing at a rapid pace and during
the last few weks has more than
doubled ln numbers.
Newspaper writers are not liars.
Crass lying does not come within the
vital circle of Journalism. The faculty
Is too common and its possessor could
not command a salary, nor earn It.
Capable newspaper men are inatlie-
matlco-lltteratl, technicians in the
elastic art of putting the two they have
to the two they haven't 'to' make the
four they want. The result Is lies. Vancouver has many such men, They
exceed themselveB during times ot
strikes."
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SATURDAY JULY  18,  1912
HON. T. W. CROTHERS.
During the past week Vancouver
union officials have had an opportunity ot getting a first-hand acquaintance with the federal minister of labor, Hon. T. W. Crothers. On Saturday evening last Mr. Crothers, accompanied by J. D. McNIven, a Western
Canada representative of the Department ot Labor, with headquarters at
Vancouver, met a number of union
officials, Including members of the executive committee of the B C. Federation ot Labor, at the office ot the
Trades and Labor Council, Labor
Temple, and tor some three hours
matters ot vital Interest to the workers ln this territory were discussed.
Bo varied and Important were the
subjects under consideration that It
was deemed advisable to hold another
session with the cabinet member, and
on Monday at the Hotel Vancouver,
with Hon. H. H. Stevens, M. P., snd
representatives of the press added to
the number, a lengthy conference took
place.
Chlet among the subjects Introduced by the labor delegation to Mr.
Crothers was tbe present Immigration
policy ot the federal government; he
enlargement of the statistical scope
and usefulness ot the labor department; a request for a board of Investigation Into tbe conditions ot railway construction camps along the C.
N. R. in British Columbia; the abolition of the industrial Disputes and Investigation Act (Lemteux Act), or
falling that some sweeping changes ln
Its application and operation; provision to be made by the department for
securing commissions to Investigate
the wages paid and working conditions
obtaining In mills, factories, departmental stores and other establishments where women and girls are employed, especially ln Industrial centres; provision for the prevention of
"plantations" In the mining, timber
end pulp Industry, making It possible
fpr duly authorised union officials to
get on the property outside working
hours for the purpose of discussing
with unorganized wage-workers the
advantages of organisation, followed
a frank, discussion ot labor legislation and conditions generally.
Mr Crothers, who gives an Impression of honesty of purpose, listened
attentively to the members of delegation, freely interjected questions relative to the various matters under consideration, and made several statements concerning some of his experiences with employers that somewhat
startled his hearers for candor, considering the company the minister Is
compelled to live In and work with
while at Ottawa.
The Immigration policy of the federal government and what they were
prepared to do In the way of remedying It came ln for a good deal of discussion but Mr. Crothers spoke very
guardedly on tbe subject.   He, bow-
ever, was convinced that the Allen
Labor Act was about all that the delegation had said about It. While he
personally was in favor ot the abro.
gatlon ot "assisted" Immigration, outside the regular governmental channels, he had still to convert other
members of the cabinet. The whole
question would, he assured the delegation, be taken up and dealt with at
the earliest opportunity.
The spokesmen ot the labor representatives pointed out tbat the present
system of gathering and compiling
statistics in the department of labor
and commerce was wholly Inade
quate. Especially was this true of the
industrial world, where numberless
deaths and serious Injuries were not
reported by employers. Nor were
there any figures to show the cost of
production of commodities and much
other useful Information such ae Is
compiled by the United States Department of Labor. Mr. Crothers replied
that the matter was already receiving the attention of his department;
In tact much had already been accomplished In the consolidation of a
statistical bureau, and this would be
perfected during his administration.
Regarding the application for a
board of Investigation to Inquire Into
the conditions of the railway constructions camps along the C. N. R., Mr.
Crothers asked the delegation to await
his return to Ottawa, when the question of whether the Act could be Interpreted to Include public utilities
under construction or not would be
decided. Personally he was of the
opinion tbat It would, and If It were
possible he would grant the application for a board without delay.
A lengthy discussion ot the Industrial Disputes and Investigations Act
took place between the delegation and
Mr. Crothers. He was advised that
organised labor In Western Canada,
ln convention assembled, had repeatedly gone on record as ln favor of
the repeal of the Act But since Mr.
Crothers had stated that there was
no Intention on the part of the government to do so, the delegation took the
position that it the legislation was
good tor some of the workers It would
be equally good for tbem all, and
asked that the Act be amended to
that end, In addition to making a
number of changes in its application
and administration, especially with
reference to delays on the .part ot
either parties to the dispute. In reply
to Mr. Crothers' contention that It was
"public opinion" that settled disputes,
In the last analysis, the delegation
reminded him that all the agencies
tor molding "public opinion" were ln
the hands of the employing class, including the dally press Mr. Crothers
said the day when employers refused
to allow their employees to organise
must be considered as past, and so far
as he was concerned he would Insist
upon the workers having that right,
the same aa his own union, the lawyers, and many others such as doctors, preachers, surveyors, etc. Regarding the Inability of any but British subjects being legible to make application tor a board he would see
that this was remedledat once Insofar as employers operating ln Canada
were concerned.
Mr. Crothers agreed with the delegation that his department must do
something to make It possible tor
commissions to be appointed to Inquire Into the working conditions In
Industries where unorganised workers
were employed ln the big Industrial
centres, especially where women and
girls were employed, and he would
take tbe matter up with his colleagues
upon his return to Ottawa. These and
other matters placed before him
would, be assured his hearers, receive
Immediate action.
Whatever the outcome ot the conference will be, in the light of so many
previous experiences along similar
lines, remains to be seen. For the
moment, however, Mr. Crothers has
created a good Impression among the
union officials of this city, despite
his affiliations and the limitations of
his premises. We shall see what we
shall see.
'Education and slavery cannot exist
together ln one land, and as the working class awaken to the causes tbat
hold labor in bondage, that class will
likewise discern the means and methods by whloh the chains and shackles
of slavery will be broken forever."
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VANCOUVER,    ■    -  B.O.
LABOR BOARD.
Workingmen are treading on very
dangerous grounds If they put In with
the proposition of the Minister of Labor
for the government to appoint a per
manent board, composed of "first-
class"' men at good salaries to deal
with "all" labor disputes.
The only safe way is for organised
labor to fight Its own battles, without
outside Interference. Under the present governmental system labor Is only
getting Into the meshes of the splder'B
web If they trifle with legislation. The
present government Ib representative
of the big Interests, and should be
treated as such. It Is true that the
Hon. T. W. Crothers has been the only
member of the government to express
sympathy for labor legislation, but It
must be borne ln mind that there Is
a reason for this and that is to get
such a grip on organized labor as to
make tt practically powerless when It
comes to getting better working con-
dltlons. The strike, like the boycott,
Is only the last great resort to obtain
concessions. Working men must always bear ln mind that they are deal-
Ing with the respresentatlves of capital, not labor, when they are trying
to deal with the government.
strikers of the C. N. R. construction
camps securing' a federal board of Inquiry Into the conditions prevailing,
and trots out a hoary wheeze that
the strikers went out without due notification to the employers, endeavoring thereby to draw a red herring
across the trail of the real objection
to such an Investigation. The News-
Ad has evidently forgotten the mine
owners at - Bankhead, the Union
Steamship Co. and others, including
the Qrand Trunk Pacific Railway Co.
who have been guilty ot more gross
violations of the Act than the work-
ers. Like that other good old grand-
mother, Mayor Flndlay, the editor ot
the News-Ad. does not "recognise"
or "see" things that fall to bring grist
to the Conservative steam-roller.
A man named Doig, locked up In the
local police station on June 30, charged with being drunk, was neglected so
long in the Jail cells that after being
finally taken to the hospital he died
a few minutes later, last Saturday. It
is a notorious fact that prisoners of
the local Jail are not given heed to in
any manner, shape or form, no matter whether It be sickness, ball or
legal advice wanted. To make sure a
request of the Jailor Is but to court an
outburst ot curses, the product of an
Ignoramus In uniform. The death, or
brutal treatment or absolute neglect
ot victims Incarcerated In Vancouver's
Jail Is of no concern to the wooden-
headed police commissioners—one a
scab sheet-metal employer! the sec-
ond bet $10 the "law" would Jail mem-
hers of an alleged "unlawful assembly," and the third Is so busy wrestling with punch clocks tnd prostltu-
tion-herdlng tbat he has no time to
make Inquiries into questions of real
concern.
THE VOTERS' LIST
An Ottawa dispatch announces that
the government will put through Parliament at Its next session, a redistribution bill based upon the new census. As the ratio of members to each
province Is struck on the population
of Quebec by 65 members, It will be
readily observed tbat the west will
be entitled to more members, and the
maritime provinces will lose a few.
Vapcouver la very likely to get three
extra members. In this event British
Columbia should have about ten members, an Increase of three. The government Is also determined to settle
on matters of policy. In this event
It will be necessary for an appeal to
the country. The big Interests demand It, and an election Is apt to.be
Drought on Immediately after the next
session. Workingmen should be alive
to this fact and be prepared to vote
for their own Interests. To do so
they must be on the voters' lists.
The Federatlonist hopes that the
central labor organisation will again
come forward In the matter of distributing application forms and collecting same when filled In.
It will be remembered that some
months ago Detective Campbell shot
dead a worklngman in Vancouver
named Webb for the offense of attempting to run away. The other
night the same detective got Into a
mlxup with some one who, probably
having Campbell's record ln mind,
beat him to It and took a poor shot
at Mm. Campbell Is ln the hospital;
the other fellow In Jail.
The doughty old spinster who presides over the editorial destiny of the
News-Ad. laments the prospect ot the
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B.    c.    FEDERATION   OP   LABOR—
Meets In annual convention In Jan-
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Oeo. A. Burt, B. D. Grant, J. S. MoVety
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Grades   and   labor  council—
Meets first and third Thursdays.
F.*S5RSlve DSJr*L J- w- Wilkinson, John
McMillan, a Parm Pettlplece, Jas.
Campbell, R. L. .Gardner. Fred A. Hoover, J. Kavanash, J. H. McVety, s. Ker-
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BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL—MEETS
every Friday. President, J. Kavanagh; vice-president, J. Bltcon; business
5???'',^ McMillan, Room 208. Sey.
"'•"   Hours, 8 to », 12 to 1. 4:80 to 1
ALLIED PRINTING TRADES COUNCIL
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President, E. Jarman; vice-president,
gsorge Mowat; eecretary, A. H. England.
P. O. Box 66.
LABOR TEMPLE COMPANY, LTD.—
.. Directors: /Fred A. Hoover, J. H.
McVety. James Brown, Edward Lothian,
James Campbell, J. w. Wilkinson, R. Pi
Pettlplece, John. McMillan Murdook Mc
Kenzle. Managing director, J. H. Mc
Vety, Room 111.   Bey. 6360.
AMALGAMATED SOCIETY OF OAR.
„ »SS'«r« and Joiners—Room 20».
Sey. 2908. Business agent. J. A. Key;
office hours, S to t a-m. and 4 to 5 p.m,
Secretary of management committee,
wm. Manson, 828 Raymur avenue.
Branohea meet every Tuesday and Wed.
nesday ln Room 604.
BAKERS' AND CONFECTIONERS' LO.
cal No. 46—Meets second and fourth
Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. President, McCur-
rach; treasurer H, Leaworthy; secretory. <?).   Sey. 8860.
BARBERS' LOCAL, NO. 120—MEETS
first and third Wednesdays, 8:30 p.tn.
President, C. E. Herrltt; recording sec.
detary, Geo. W. Isaacs: secretary-business agent, C. F, Burkhart, 438 Abbott
Street.   Bey. 8170.
BARTENDERS' LEAGUE NO. 676—
Meets flrat and third Sundays of
each month. 2:30 p.m., Room 302. Presl.
dent, Chas. Lehr; secretary, Richard Dal.
ton:   treasurer,   Wm.   MottlBhaw.    Bey.
esse,
BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS
and Joiners, Local No. 617—Meets
Monday of each week, 8 p.m. Executive
committee meets every Friday, 8. p.m.
President, A. Richmond; recording secretary, A. Paine; flnanolal secretary, L,
H. Burnham. Room 304.   Sey. 1380.
BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS
and Joiners. South Vancouver. No.
1208—Meets Staple's hall, Fraser and
Fiftieth avenues, flrat and third Tuesdays x>f each month. President, E. Hall,
Cedar Cottage; recording secretary, E.
H. Betsey, 263 Tenth avenue east; financial secretary, J. A. Dickenson, South
Vancouver, P. O.
BRICKLAYERS' AND MASONS', NO. 1
—Meets every Tuesday. 8 p.m., Room
307. President,' James' Haslett; corresponding secretary, W. 8. Dagnall, Box
63: financial i secretary, F. R. Brown;
business agent, W. 8. Dagnall, Room
315.   Sey. 87S9.
BROTHERHOOD OF BOILER MAKERS
and Iron Ship Builders and Helpers
of America, Vancouver Lodge No. 194—
Meet* first and third Mondays, 8 p.m.
President, F. Barclay, 853 Cordova Ea«t:
secretary, A. Fraser. 1151 Howe Street,
OIQARMAKBR8' LOCAL, NO. 357—
Meets first Tuesday each month, 8
p.m. President, Robert J. Craig: secretary. J. C. Peuser. Kurts Cigar Factory
treasurer, 8. W. Johnson.	
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COMMERCIAL TELEGRAPHER8\
British Columbia Division, C. P. System, Division No. 1—Meets 10:30 a.m.
third Sunday In month, Room 204. Local
chairman. J. F. Campbell, Box 432. Vancouver. Local sec.-treas., A. T. Oberg,
Box 432, or 1008 Burrard street.
ELECTRICAL WORKERS', LOCAL NO
213—Meets every 'Monday, 8 p.m.
President, H. R. Durant: recording sec-
retary, B. 8. Morris; financial secretary,
H. Lauder; treasurer. Sam Cawker; busl-
ness agent, E. L. McMillan, Room 207.
ELECTRICAL WORKERS', LOCAL NO.
621 (Inside Men)—Meet every Friday, Room 205, 8 p.m. President, H.
Compton; recording secretary; I*. R>
Salmon; treasurer and business agent,
F. L. Estlnghausen, Room 202.	
GLASS WORKERS' LOCAL. NO. 40—
Meets second and fourth Tuesdays
of each month. President. Bro. Fox; secretary, Chas. Roberts; treasurer, Bro.
Beaver.
LONGSHOREMENS' INTERNATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, No, 88 X 52—Meets
every Friday evening, Room 307, 8
o'clock. President. B. Hughes; secretary,
T. Nixon. 740 Powell Street..
MACHINISTS', NO. 188—MEETS SEC-
ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:15 o.m.
President, Robt Thompson: recording
secretary, J. Brookes; financial secretary,
J. H. McVety.   Bey. 6860,
PAINTERS'. PAPERHANOERS' AND
Decorators', Local 188—-Meet every
Thursday. 7:80 p.m. President, W. J.
Nagle: financial secretary. F. J. Harris,
1f.(ts Reason street: recording secretary,
Skene Thomson, Sub. P.O. No. 8; treasurer, E. Staples.
SHINGLERS'. LOCAL NO. 1—MEETS
514 Keefer Bt. every Thursday. 8
n.m. President, T. Burkes; secretary,
T. M. Wright, 617 Pacific street. Headquarters 514 Keefer atreet.  Sey. 6225.
SHEET METAL WORKERS'. LOCAL
No. 280—Meets every Thursday. 7:36
p.m.. Room 802. President, H. Spear:
recording secretary, Jas. Jamleson, 821
Drake street; financial secretary, Ed.
Pormody.
STONECUTTERS'. VANCOUVER
Branch—Meets second and fourth
Tuesdays, 8 p.m. President, Fred Rumble: correspond^" secretary. James Ray-
burn: flananclal secretary, Wm. Jardlne.
STREET AND ELECTRIC RAILWAY
Employees, Pioneer Division No. 101
—Meets Oddfellows' Hall, .second and
fourth Wednesdays at 2:46 p.tn. and flrst
nnd third Wednesdays, 8 p.m. President,
James Fletcher; recording secretary. Albert V, Lofting, Box if City Heights
P.O.; financial secretary, Fred A. Hoover,
2409 Clark drive.
TAILORS. VANCOUVER BRANCH NO.
178—Meetings held first Friday In
each month, 8 pjtl. President, H. Nord-
land: secretary. W. W. Hpokjn, P.O. Box
bos; financial secretary, L. Wakley, Box
603
TILE LAYERS'  AND HELPERS', Local No. 62—Meets first and third
Wednesdays each month, 8 p.m.   President. R. Neville: secretary, P. O. Hoeuke.
Suite 2. 1202 Woodland drive,	
TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION NO. 226—
Meets last Sunday eaeh month, 2:30
p.m. President, W. 8. Armstrong; vice-
president. O. W. Palmer!jsecretary-treas-
iiier. R. H. Neelands, P.O. BOX 66.
In Vancouver's Class
San Francisco Central Labor Council contemplates the erection ot a new
Labor Temple, which will be Ave
storeys ln height and will cost »150,-
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pockets.   Price '..:. ,.|tr0Q
WXtefOQBD IBOVMM-•These are made of a very strong whipcord
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bib, good and stout suspenders.   Price flsOO
.TAOEIYa to macth above.   Price ttt.0o
Oarnrani' AVBOVS— Short Aprons, Moi Lon- Aprons, with
three pockets and hammer hold, Tt«. Long Aprons, with seven
pockets and hammer hold  .11.00
OAAMBtmi* OTMULLS—Made of heavy brown duck, with double
fronts; eleven pockets, two hammer holds.   Price tl.TB
VAHOOUVM, B. 0.
Campbell's Clothing
——is honest clothing
IT stands for real value in finality of cloth, trimmings and workmanship—and ia guaranteed to
keep its shape-
Just take a look at your-own.. Does it fit on the
shoulders and around the collar! .Has it held its
proper shape in frontt That is where Oampbril't
Clothing stands in a class by itself. Lot us show you,
L/flalTlDcr S 23 Hastings Street East
Our Boy's
DEPARTMENT
When buying a suit for the boy
remember we are agents for
"Lion Brand"
CLOTHING
They are Suits that will hold
red-blooded athletio boys, at
a price that will hold the attention of thrifty-minded
parents
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See that il is drawn (torn a keg bearing
thislabel
T"
OUSAND 8
OF THESE BOOKS SELLING
Maria Monk...  $ .60
The White Slave Traffic... .16
What all Married People
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152 Cordova W.
SPECIALISTS IN
PRINTING
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LAIOlt TlMPLS PHONS SEY. 4490
A FATHER OF
Nineteen Children
once  remarked  that  he  saw   no
aylng,   "Keeping
everlastingly   at   u   brings   sue
merit   In   the   saying
cess." Perhaps not. Some Ideas
run to large families—others, run
to dollars and cents. Here's something for the latter kind to think
about;
There are 450 printers In Van-,
couver.    Printers get 126 to 138
fer week. f. Saturday comei. and
hese men have over 110,000 to
spend. They spend It with the
merchant that pajronlte them.,
Don't you want a share of this?
Demand the printers' label on all
your work and you will he on the ,
road. to getting your share of'
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LABOR TEMPLE PRINTER
"The shop where progressive thought is
merged with the
artistic"
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That delightfully refreshing atter
Shave cream.
a. o. uusit itmi oo.
Wholesale sua Betsll.
sir Mason stubt
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Agents for Cleveland Cycles,
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Full line ot accessories
Repairs promptly executed
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Ibsu Seymour 7601	
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WHEN ORDERING A SUIT
See that this Label is Sewed
in the Pockets
4 It Stands tor all that Union
Labor Stands (or.
ted Petty
MERCHANT
TAILOR
BEFORE y6\J
order a soil tome m
and look over out
stock. Use the label
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Imperial Wine
Importers, Wholesale and.
Retail Dealers tn
Baers, Wines
Liquors
Goods Delivered Free, to all
parts of the city
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54 Cobdova Stbkkt Wist
Week End Trips
TO CHILLIWAGK
Every workingmen needs rest and change. It's true he can't
take a winter trip to Southern California or an extended trip
to the resorts In the rockies, but he should, aa for as his time
and money permits, get away from the city from time to tune
for a day or so, taking his family for a pleasant outing
It it to meet the worldngman's case that the B. C. E R. Co, has
arranged for week-end nips, at reduced rates, over die Fraser
Valley division of its lines during the summer. Special tickets on
sale Saturday and Sunday, good to return Monday.
Round Trip from Vancouver is only $2,811
Trains leave Carrall Street station at 6:30 sua.; 1:15 and 5
p.m.. Trains returning horn Qulwack are so timed that ihe
round nip may be made in a day with a stopover ol several horns
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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT "!'-"^?f^iP
■AWniVAT .torit It, iMJ
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I^gfrter Underwear
ALL STYLES AND PRICES
Including a complete range of summer vests, With or without
sleeves, ln Swiss rioted or porous knit cotton or lisle thread; some
plain .and others are With lace yokes; many styles; at 26c, 35c
and 80c
Women's union-suits In every wanted style, ln line Swiss cotton
lisle thread, silk or union at prices ranging from Wo to 18.60 a
garment.
CHILDREN'S UNDERWEAR
Including cotton,: lisle or union vests, drawers and combinations, In
all slses and styles, at from 25c to (2.26,
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Vancouver, B. C
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t Splendid opportunities in Mixed Farming, Dairying
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iannual instalments of $40, .with interest at 6%
for Further Information Apply to
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The 1912
INDIAN
Motorcycle
The Indian Motorcycle is the Ideal
Machine fir the Business Man
i ' ' ' 'i     , i.   "        ' "   ■ .     " '    ,     ;/
The Motorcycle of Quality, Material, Speed and Workmanship.
The Records of the Pad are' Good Enough Evidence
It represents the acme of perfection as far as Speed, Power and Re-
' liability are concerned.
It amply fulfils the wants of the public, whose requirements have not
received the attention they deserve.
The winner ol The Tourist Trophy, held in July, 1911, on the Isle
ol Man. England. ,
W.W. MORRISON
108 Hastings St East Phone Sey. 2794
Agents for Massey-Harris {Kcycles and Indian Motorcycles
THAT IS ELECTRIC LIGHT
Can now be Supplied in Certain Portions
of the City
Use Stave Lake Power
and Reduce Expenses
CANADA POWER CO.
LIMITED
Office: 602-610 Carter-Cotton Bldg.
Vancouver, B.O.'       Phone Seymour 4770 P.O. Box 1418
Seattle Unionists In Vancouver..
Joseph Sorensen, district organiser
of Seattle, Wn., for the American1 Federation of Labor, has arrived In this
city on Important business in connection with his office. He Is also mem-
ber of Pioneer Loggers' and Timber
Workers' UnlOn, No. 14248, A. P. Of L,
and delegate to the Central Labor
Union of Seattle. The number of new
unions forming and the Increases In
wages as well as the shortening ot
hours In Mr. Sorrensen's district go
to show that his energies are appreciated. During the past year . some
doten new unions came Into existence, among which may be mentioned
Division No. 687, ot the Seattle, Ren-
ton arid Southern, 100 per cent, membership; Upholsterers; Carpet Layers; Boot and Shoe Workers; Asbestos Workera; Elevator Conductors;
Stove Mounters; Theatre Ushers; Billposters; Mailers; MUlnnen's Branch
of the Carpenters Union (in two years
this body has Increased 60 per cent
In membership.) The building trades
of Seattle are Improving, and the U.
B. of Carpenters will re-affiliate with
the Building Tradei Counoll. Mayor
Frank Cotteral has not been antagonistic to organised labor and hat on
several occasions been a help to the
workers.
Attention Is directed to the advt. of
A. M. Beattle, appearing elsewhere ln
this Issue. Mr. Beattle emphasises the
sale as an opportunity for wage-workers to pick up a start on a home.
*&.
John Mitchell la scheduled to address a mass meeting at Seattle tomorrow evening, under the auspices
of the Central Labor Council.1
vunroinis,. unrnoii
Are you tired of working for wages?
So you want to get away from the dally
grind? If so, will you accept the opportunity of a lifetime when It Is ottered to
you? A .company' Is being formed to
manufacture the Talbot Vetoed emulation BoUtr in Canada. This company
Is still ln Its Infancy, and a few dollars
Invested ln It now will mean "Big
Homy" for you In a short time. This Is
truth, and we urge you to investigate our
proposition.
You owe it to yourself and those dependent upon you to come to pur demonstrating rooms, at 124 Bastings St. W.,
and Bee this wonderful boiler In operation. .
Just think of itiil It can riot explode;
It can ndt scale; It Can not foam or
prime; It Ib one-third the- else and one-
half the weight of old style boilers, and
It will save 20% In fuel. It has already
passed the B. a Inspection, and Is creating a big demand. ThlB Is not a dream
of the future; the boiler is proving Itself
to hundreds every day and night.
Get In early while the company Ib
forming and get shares at the present
low price. Shares ore bound to advance
ln value in a very short time because of
the enormous profits to be made in the
manufacture' of these boilers.
SPECIAL—Mention this paper when
you call. We are making a special offer
to its readers.
CABASU.B TALBOT BOIXBB OO.,
184 Saetimrs It, west.
Weat Leader
$2.00
Hats
It helps you to be well
dressed for less money.
An endless variety of
soft and stiff hats of
every conceivable style
and oolor are here at a
saving to yourself of a
dollar to a dollar and a
half.
Leader Exclusive
$2.00 Hat Store
S.W. Corner Hastings and
Abbott Streets
The Progressive
Shoe Repair Co.
447
DUNSMUIR
8TREET
Open till 8:15 Evenings
L BURNS & CO.
Dealers in '
Stoves and Metals
Housefurnishings
MECHANICS'
TOOLS OUR
SPECIALTY
Stove Castings and Repairs Kept
in slock
138 Cordova St. East
vxuthe
BUNCH
TO THE
BRUNSWICK
POOL ROOMS
Street Railway Men In Chicago.
Ten' thousand street and elevated
employees In Chicago are preparing
demands tor an Increase In wages and
radical changes ta working conditions
to be presented to the employers on
August' 1. The elevated employees
have refused to make a permanent
contract until the surface men get a
satisfactory settlement.
T. B. BBBtHVBT
aeerstary of B.O. Federation of J_m,
Who Mae "Thtown sua Sat XaM
*_«' *»• let"
LOOKS UKE A FIGHT
AMONG OARPKNTEM'
TWO ORGANIZATIONS
Ruling of A. 7. of Is. Atlanta Ootv
vention to Be Enforced Bays
U. B. Secretary Duffy.
Judging from the following copy of
a letter addressed to the membership
of the Brotherhood of Carpenters from
headquarters there If to be further
turmoil in the ranks of the carpenters,
no matter what the cost:
Indianapolis, Ind., July 3, 1912.—
Amalgamation of the Amalgamated
Society ot Carpenter! with the U. B.
To the Local, the Officers and Mem.
bers of all Local Unions and District
Councils of the United Brotherhood ot
Carpenters and Joiners of America:-
Greeting:—Under date of June 18,
1912, we received a communication
trom President Gompers ot the American Federation of Labor, notifying
us that the Executive Council of that,
body declares:
First, That the propositions submitted hy the A. 8. C, ot terms of amalgamation are based upon the form of organisation ln all Its. details of; the
Amalgamated Society which are so
far-reaching as to make it immediately Impossible for the U. B. to adopt
or accept, and which would Indeed
make the U. B„ under its own name,
the Amalgamated Society.
Second, That the proposition made
by the U. B. Is fair, just, advantage,
ous, honorable and as far-reaching as
the U. B., In Its present and immediate future, Is in position,to make for
the amalgamation of the A. 8. C. with
the U. B.
The Executive Council ot the American Federation of Labor therefore decide that the terms proposed by the
U. B. for amalgamation ot the Amalgamated Society with the United
Brotherhood shall be the basis tor
amalgamation; that unless these
terms are accepted by the A. 8. C. It
carries with It the revocation of the
charter as directed by the Atlanta
convention of the A. F. of C.
The Executive Council further decides to extend the time to August 1,
1912, within which the A. 8. C. may
have an opportunity to determine
whether It will accept the terms of
amalgamation decided on by the Executive Council or not. Failure on
the part of the A. 8. C. to comply,
the charter will then be revoked.
As so many requests for Information have been made on us within
the last few days relative to this mat-
ter it becomes our duty to officially
notify all Local Unions and District
Councils of the action ot the Executive Council of the A. F. of L.
Fraternally yours,
FRANK DUFFY,
General Secretary,
Union of Unions,
The movement for affllatlon of all
Independent boot .and shoe workers Into
one organization is gaining strength,
and meetings have recently been held
by representatives of the various
bodies with this object In view.
Old-Time Union Printer,
Dr. R. Mathlson of Kelowna is In
Belleville, Ont., attending the fiftieth
anniversary of the wedding of his par
entB. Before becoming a dentist, Dr.
lathlson wu a pioneer secretary of
Vancouver Typographical Union and
ran one of the first printing offices
in this city.
PAGE TBBMB
Street Railway Employees
The Amalgamated Association of
Street and Electric Railway Employees slipped one over on "Gripe Nuts"
Post when tbey secured an agreement
with the street railway company of
Battle Creek, Mich., covering the
working conditions of the men employed by the company. Every man
In their employ Is a member of the
union. There 18 a reason.
Fernle Type. Here.
A. J. Buckley, who for some years
has been, an employee of the District
Ledger at Fernle and aecretary Of the
Typographical Union In the coal valley centre, arrived In Vancouver during the week. Mr. Buckley Is renewing
old acquaintances In the Terminal
City and It Is more than probable
that he will decide to take up his residence on the coast. All of which will
be welcome news to local unionists,
who are ever ready to make room for
an addition to "the clique that runs
the union."
Starved, clubbed, jailed, slugged and
all the other things that go with American justice, the Button Workers ot
Muscatine, Iowa, have declared their
sixteen months' strike off and are re.
turning to work.
How To End Conflict.
You can end war tor all time by
providing the people at home with
purchasing power to obtain the articles they create. No nation need go
gunning for foreign markets when the
workers are given enough specie to
absorb the surpluses they are piling
up.—Victoria Review.
The Clgarmakers,
The same old story Is told each succeeding meeting of the Contral Labor
Counoll of the small number of clgarmakers empyloyed In Vancouver. A
little thought on tbe the part of other
mechanics will show them that by pa-
tronlslng eastern-made cigars without
the union laoel they are not aiding
local unionists. The more men employed locally ln the cigar Industry,
the mose men of other callings will be
employed. Boost for home-made,
union-made cigars.
Victoria Factory Workers' Strike.
VICTORIA, July 9.—The Factory
Workers' Branch of the Amalgamated
Society of Carpenters have been on
strike for a week now for a nine-hour
day, and it Is reported that only
fifteen machine men remained at
work, Number* of outside carpenters were Idle before the strike
through scarcity of material, owing
partly to two of the mills having been
consumed by nre, and, ot course, many
more ere Idle now A circular was
Issued to the Chinese helpers and
loaders with the result that over 300
of Orientals have also ceased work.
Electrical Workers, No. 213.
H, A. Jones has been elected as business agent of Local 213 of the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (outside
men), vice E. L. McMillan, and has
already taken up the duties of the
office. The membership are holding
a number of ban'ner mass meetings at
Labor Temple for the purpose of discussing trade affairs as affecting their
craft. Incidentally the "rough necks"
are still buying shares In the Labor
Temple at a rate that promises to
maintain their reputattlon in the earlier stages of the proposition,,and the
way Teddy Knight and other officers
grab new shareholders Is a source ot
comfort to the directorate, even
though there Is not the same need
for ready cash now as In the days ot
not no long ago.
"Meet Me Face to Face"
SUITS
that wai fit and
GENT'S
FURNISHINGS
that please and prices right
A. J. PERIARD
185 Hastlna's.Stroot E.
TOBACCO
And Cigars
PADMORE'S
Big Cigar
Store
642 Granville Street
drjtbnrot
THEATRE
The Home of High-Class
VAUDEVILLE
Where Everybody Goes
Red Arrow
Pharmacy
■yy/HEN in need of Drugs,
w Chemicals, Toilet Articles, Drug Sundries or Medicines of any kind, you will
find our; stock complete. We
pay particular attention to
the compounding of prescriptions given to our care, and
base our. price on cost of material used, which enables us
to give you the best service
at the lowest possible cost.
Always in stock: Cigars, Tobacco, Cigarettes and Confectionery.
Free Delivery to Any Part
of the City.
Oor. Keefer & Campbell Ave.
Phones: Sey. 2889
Residence, 6363L
BOBTB   TASOOUTBB—and   Barrows
Bridge. 41-foot lots one block from
the waterfront In D.L. 193, price gfiDO.
quarter ciish, balance ln 6, 12 and 18
months. Building; lots ln Nortb Vancouver, from S-f." and up, on euny
terms. Whltaker & Whltaker, "The
North Vancouver Experts." 130 Howe
Street, Vancouver. Phone Seymour
7949.
MULCAHY'S CAFETERIA
THE BEST OP
EVERYTHING
137 Cordova Street W.
Basement Hotel Cordova
PROF. S. J. F. STRANACH
MBBTALIST
Cures without Medicine
or \> rii k*
(Chronic nnd
so-called Incurables preferred). The
medlcnl Hums-let, If followed up will
make you a
chronic Invalid. Medicine
and Drugs
gives one a
choice of a
slow or quick
dentil. Tbli
li th* Truth
't doubt It. Read "How to Take
Care of a Wife" and "The lloyal Road
to Hell" (Grave). Price fiOc, Hold at
book storea. Mental Development
Clausen, 50c, Tucwdnys nnd Krldayd
at 8 p.m. Don't despair concernilnft
your health and that of your dear
ones.
CALL 661 OfcAKTIIsLB ITB11T
Phone Se   8 22L
Greater Economies Than Ev«f
Can Now Be Effected As Our Gnat
CLEARANCE Oil r
now running full steam ahead Wll*
SOME SAVINGS ARE SR 6WN HERE
H-in. Iron Jaok Plains with heavy cutter*, eaoh f3.U0
Marshalltawn Briok Trowels with wide heel, eaoh 1.66
Mathias Klein's Special 8-in. Pliers, eaoh - - 2.85
Heavy Carpenters' Apron with pant leg or straps
tTnion Label", eaoh      -      :      - .80
Ijarge Site Expansive Bits   Carpenters'Steel Tool
improved pattern   81.25      Cases, fall site   - 85.80
BBMEMBEB THIS IS THE
Housekeepers' Emporium
The Cheapest and Best Unveisil Store ■ the
OUR $3.50 and $4.00 SHOES
Bright and Dull Leathers I Camping, Beiiif •**
Tans If You Prefer    |        Tennis Shoes
OUTING SHOES  -  -   CANVAS SHOES
204 MAIN STREET
Opposite the Cirjr Hal
W.J. O-RR
Nsstnad SHoo* Aro Froquontljr
Msds In Non-Union Footo rlss
DO NOT BUT ANT SHOE
no matter what its nam*, units* it baars a
plain and readable impression of this Stamp.
,   All shoes without the Union Stamp an
always Non-Union.
Boot tt Shoo WorKort/ Union
246 Summer Street, Boston; Mast.
J. F. Tobin, Pres.    C. L. Bsine, sec-Tress,
For any WEAR and every WEAR
For Shoes that WILL WEAR
FOR SHOES
made of honest
material by
Union Workmen
-SEE-
THE SHOE
SPECIALIST
WOOD
Look for the
Union Stamp
Central "K" Boot Agency
160 Cordova Street W.» near Cambie
Get Your Money's Worth
nuvn : --•
oes: IN 11
(11^^
Select your Cigars from Boxes bearing this Label
The Beer Without
a Peer
Phone
Fairmont
429
The Vancouver Breweries
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See Province and World eaoh day for full particulars
Catalogue now ready—Out of town customers
can get the benefit of our low prices by sending name and
address for a oopy.   A postoard will do.
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Dept. F, Cor. Cambie & Pender Sts. Vancouver
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
BATURDAT  July 18, IMS
Are You Organized ?
Whale Brand
''Site,   Strength,   Endurance"
Union-Made
OVERALLS
A special cut, made by union
girls, under the supervision af a
unionist, who thoroughly understands the overall needs and requirements of Vancouver wage
workers. Ask your merchant *
(or them and look (or both the
Union and Whale Brand
Labels
A. WADDINGTON
, MANUFACTURER
22 Water St. Phone Sey. 1993
New Tactics Needed
President Gompers recently appeared before committees who are Investigating the merits ot the employers' Liability and Workmen's Compensation bill. It Mr. Gompers and all
the other officers ot the International
labor movement would throw their
"hats Into the ring" and try to he the
government, they would command
greater respect from the majority ot
the progressive unionists.—I. M.
When you plsy Pool Plsy at the
Limit Pool Parlor
Headquarters Lathers' Union
39 Hastings Street East
J. 0. Parliament, Prop.
Affect of Strike Strongly Pelt.
The contractors of the C. N. R, after
working themselveB Into a frenzy trying to get scabs, are sadly coming to
the one conclusion, that as far as procuring them Is concerned they are an
unknown quantity. After the man-
catchers have scoured the country In
every known direction where slaves
are apt to congregate, they report the
forlorn tale. Slowly but surely the
agitation carried on in the past by the
dlcerent radical organisations Is beginning to bear fruit.
The men whom the bosses had pre.
vlously relied upon to take the places
of the strikers are not to be inveigh!
ed Into scabbing tor they are beginning
to realize tbat an injury to one la an
Injury to all, when all workera belong
to the same class of society,
tdcd-    oqin
The few scabs the bosses have procured are proving not only Inexperienced, but are, through their Incom-
petency, endangering the very lives of
those with whom they come ln con
tact.
The records show death Is claiming
Its ghastly toll dally. Accidents are
occurring so frequently along the
C. N. R. It is getting monotonous to
read tbe newspapers. A conservative
estimate of those killed through accidents along the C. N. R. is alarming.
One of the many lives needlessly sacrl.
need Ib that of a young man by the
name of Mike Ryan. Coming to this
country a few weeks ago and landing
at Montreal, he was, through grosB
misrepresentation, enticed into going
to work on the C.N.R. Little did this
young immigrant realize the nature
of his work, for what was there ln the
old sod that Micky could not do, and
was be not the offspring of the fighting Ryans on his father's side and
the Invlclble McCarthy strain he inherited from his mother. This rosy-
cheeked boy of 20, who came to Can.
ada with.the fond Illusion of get
ting wealthy in a short time, was
soon clasped In the clammy hands ot
death by a premature explosion on the
North Thompson. He lived long
enough to tell his pitiful story. He
had made up his mind to leave the
squalor of the old hut ln Ireland,
carry all the savings he had scraped
together In years, go forth and have
his dreams come true by making a
home fit for a daughter of the proud
McCarrons. Aware of the fact that
death was close at hand, he raised
himself with a last effort and begged
all present not to Inform his folks ot
his fate.
Now he lies In a forgotten grave a
spectre to remind his adopted country
of the Inhospitable and unprotected
way ln which Canada Is looking after
the Immigrants who come to Its
shores.
We Can Furnish
Your Home
Won't yiu 1st
us hsn your
order
41 Hastings Street West
Phone Seymour 3887
LOTS
35x120
Adjoining Central Park
$50 Cash; $10 a Month
Call at my office or phone
Sey.   1589  for appointment
DAVID B.
BOYD
6WINCH BUILDING
VANCOUVER,    -    ■   B.0.
Pres. Watters Making Good.
The Eastern Labor says that "Bro.
Watters Is making good," and judging
from the record of new organisations
that have come Into existence as a result ot his efforts In the land of blue-
noses, and the reorganisation of the
defunct ones, the verdict seems to be
Justified. Three locals of the Quarry
Workers have been organised, the
membership of which Is' expected to-
reach 500 by the end of this month.
This Is the first time that members
of this craft have been organised In
the province. Locals have also been
created ot tbe Boiler Makers and
Shipbuilders, Building Laborers, and
the CooperB and Blacksmiths. One
of the most beneficial results of his
efforts has been the amalgamation of
the contending factions of the Street
Railway employees ln Halifax, now
contained in one International organization. The local of the U. M. W. of A.
has been reorganized at Jogglns
Mines, and the local at Sprlnghlll Is
expecting large accessions to its membership,
Common Sense In The Social Evil.
In all discussions of the causes and
reform of the "social," let It become
clearly understood that prostitution requires for Its diminution not only laws,
well enforced, to abolish the traffic ln
womanhood; not only better social
protection against harpies who sedduce
young girls seeking an honest livelihood; not only better chaperonage of
young girls ln exposed occupations;
not only better opportunities for natural enjoyment of youthful pleasure
under morally safe conditions; not
only these—but most of all, greater
power on the part of the average
young girl to earn her own support
under right conditions and for a living
wage.—Anna Garlln Spencer, In the
Forum.
Clgarmakers' Union.
The business of the George T. Tuc-
kett & Son Co., Ltd., Hamilton and
Montreal, has been purchased by C.
Meredith & Co., Ltd., of this city, and
It Is planned to provide additional capital and extend the scope of operations
of the company both here and in Hamilton. The Tuckett Company Is one of
the largest ot Its kind ln the Dominion,
and now reels the need of securing
additional capital to keep up with the
growing demands of the country. With
this object In view, C. Meredith & Co.,
Ltd., have taken the business In hand
and will reorganize the capitalization,
making provision for the required addition. The capitalisation ot the company will be Increased to $5,000,000.—
Clgarmakers' Journal.
DAVID WADDS
Photographer
H5 Hastings E.   Phone Sey. 2970
The question raised ought really not
be asked oy you, for It Is something
which ought to be answered by every
half-way enlightened worklngman with
the simple and short "Yes."   '
But still we ask that question of
you, for we know that you are not organized.
And that is the reason why we ask
you.
We shall not be satisfied with having you Bimply answer this question
in the negative. We want you to realize the importance ol this question and
the necessity of your membership In
our organization.
Are you organized! we ask again,
and you answer no.
Do you know what is contained In
this short but significant word?
Do you know that during the past
you have been guilty of a gross neglect of duty?
By not Joining the organization of
your trade you have failed to do what
every other thinking man, regardless
to wblch class of society he may belong, has done already, because he
deemed it a duty which he owed to
himself.
You certainly have had many a
chance to observe how the various Interests In our present capitalist state
try to become more stable and thereby
be better able to protect themselves
by getting into closer contact with
each other, by forming organizations
and associations, while you alone silently stand by and remain indifferent as to your own Interests.
Can you not see the great struggle
which Is being waged before your very
eyes and which demands of every one
that he place himself, his entire being,
at the disposal of the organization
which Is destined to take care of his
interests?
Do you not realize that It Is dangerous,, yes, ruinous, for yourself as
lphg sa you, together with other workers, remain Indifferent to your Interests, as long as you stand outside of
the organization and fail to properly
protect yourself?
Permit us several questions:
Are you getting along quite well?
Are you economically Independent?
Are your earnings sufficient ln order to be enabled to properly provide
for your family and to protect your
loved ones against all hradshlp and
want?
Do you enjoy proper and sufficient
food, have you good clothes and living
quarters as you would want them?
Are you satisfied with your fate?
You answer no to all of these questions.
Does It. not appear to you, and do
you not realize—If your living conditions are not what they ought to be-
that you must have something neglected in your life? Otherwise your life
would be more tolerable, more worth
living?
And now we come to the point:
You are not getting along as well
as you would like to.
You are earning low wages, your
working hours are long because you
have neglected to Join the organization
ot your trade.
The truth ow this assertion we shall
prove to you forthwith.
Just look around yourself for a little
while.
Have you not noticed—especially
during the past few years—that all
the means of lite have become more
expensive, that their pries have been
Increased enormously?
Did you not observe that the landlord Increased your rent considerably?
You must have noticed all this, for
It struck you directly; It struck your
pocketbook, which Is at no time over
filled. Yes, often you were mad at
these things and often you have complained about these conditions. Your
wages remained the same ln spite of
the lnoreased cost of living, and you
were forced to reduce your standard of
living ln ordr to enable yourself and
your family to eke out a meager existence and ln order to make ends
meet
And what brings about such disappointing conditions?
The fact that the rich and possessors
of wealth In our present state have
formed closer alliances ln the trusts
and syndicates which extend all over
the world and through which they are
enabled to dictate to you the prices tor
the things which you must necessarily
have. And add to this must be our
well-organised government, which does
not protect your Interests but simply
the Interests of the possessors. All
offices within the gift of our state
are under the control of the possessors,
and this power is utilized by them to
their own advantage.
Do you realize now that It is the
great and well-organized powers that
are making life more expensive, more
miserable for you?
What should prevent the working
class from resorting to the same tactics, from getting together and trying
to sell their commodity—the only
thing they have to sell—at a higher
price?
You ask: Has the worker really
anything to sell?
Why, certainly.
It is the commodity known as labor power, his own body, which he
is compelled to sell every day to the I
employer In order to be able to exist.
This commodity, labor power, which
every worker has for sale, must bring
higher prices, This Is only possible
when the workers likewise form closer
alliances, associations, unions, by
means of which they aim to force an
Increased price for what they have
to sell; ln other words, by which they
aim to secure an Increase ln the wages
paid them. Such alliances are the
labor unions of our present day—or
ganizatlons which command their
members to be loyal to each other and
not to underbid each other in the
sale of their labor power.
That Is the fundamental purpose
of our labor organizations.
It Is such an organization, and nothing else, that glveB to the worker the
power and strength to force from the
employers better and Improved living
conditions.
The masses standing solidly behind
the organization give them that power.
Only through organization alone
wage Increases and reductions In the
number of hours we are forced to
work have been made possible,
It Is the organization alone which
prevents the employer from dictating
what price he is willing to pay tor
our commodity, our labor power.
It Is the organization which In times
of economic depression prevents a
lowering of the wages of the workers,
It Is the organization which, through
the oreatlon and enforcement of agree-
ments, assures the worker ot receiving a crtaln wage for a certain time.
Do you realize now that you are
guilty of a great sin of omission because until now you have remained
away from our organization?
You have failed, not alone against
yourself and your loved ones, but you
have also failed against your fellow-
workers. By remaining outside of our
organization you have prevented and
hampered the improvement of your
own economic condition and that of
your fellow-workers. You have aided
your employers and enabled them to
exploit you without any resistance on
your part.
You will and must realize this, and
therefore you should no longer hesitate.
You should no longer stand Idly by
while your economic opponents are
allaying themselves for the sole purpose of making It more difficult for
you to earn your daily bread. '
It is your duty to defend yourself,
to offer resistance, to Join your organized fellow-workers ln an effort
to Increase your wages and to Improve your conditions.
Through tbe organization the Individual worker no longer remains defenseless. He Is no longer at the
mercy of united capital, no matter how
great Its power may be.
It Is the power of united labor which
enables the workers to force the employers to pay heed to the just and
reasonable demands of the workers.
It Is the power of the labor organizations which enables the workers—
If need be through a complete stop.
page of work—to gain for themselves
that whloh the employers might refuse
them as Individuals. Therefore, you
should no longer hesitate.
The worker who does not belong to
his organization betrays the further
progress of humanity.
We asked before whether or not
you belonged to your organization, and
you answered no,
We hope that you now have realised
that It was a great mistake on your
part to remain outside of our organisation,
How can you stand by, idly and
thoughtless, while everything seems
to be against the worker, while every effort Is made to dcrease our
wages, thereby making dearer the
prices of the things we must have.
Be a man!
Fight together with your brothers
for your economic interests!
Be a man, for to be a man means
to be a fighter. Deliver yourself from
all prejudice, from all halt-heartedness
and Indifference.
Only he Is worthy of freedom and
life who wages Its dally battles and
strife!
Be a man!
A w a lr a ]
And Join our organization!—Bakers'
Journal,
Modern Labor-Sklnnlng.
The Sears-Roebuck Company of
Chicago Is said to be the largest distributor of prison-made goods ln the
United States. ThlB statement has
never been denied by the company.
They absorb a large portion of the
output of West -Virginia and Connecticut penitentiaries. Not satisfied with
skinning the workers when they are
supposed to be free, they are after the
surplus value of those who are In Jail.
Parliamentary Committee.
Sec. Pipes submitted a report of the
Parliamentary Committee. Delegates
had been seated from the Sheet Metal
Workers, and the Waitresses'.
Recommendation regarding legislative amendments to provide for examinations for obaffeurs. Referred back
for further consideration.
Recommendation that the Council
ask the Provincial Secretary for the
appointment of W. J. Pipes, 233
Keefer street, as a commissioner for
placing names on the provincial voters' list;   Concurred in.
Territorial Defense, the exploitation
ot government lands by Individuals
and corporations to the exclusion of
bona fide settlers, the operation ot
private Employment Agencies, the
central labor body to meet oftener,
and other questions had been discussed by the committee, but they
were not ready to report at this meeting.
Recommended that the Council
again protest against the maintenance
of a chain-gang and ask affiliated
unions to Join ln a campaign for Its
abolition.  Concurrence.
Fourteen delegates present.
Gompers, Morrison and Mitchell
have again been found guilty of contempt of court, and sentenced, Gompers to one year, and the others to six
months' Imprisonment, The case will
probably be appealed to the higher
courts.
■"/n Union there's
strength
Let us get
together
.   . It might be to
our mutual benefit
Big reductions on
SUITS
for the next 10
days. There up-
to-date nobby
styles, and we
keep, them pressed for you.
OAK HALL
613 Granville Street
BUSINESS
Opportunities
OF ALL KINDS
Grocery Stores,  Rooming Houses
Cigar Stands, Hotels, Pool Rooms
If you are thinking of going into Business
Farm Lands •• City Property
Government Wild Lands
4th Floor Dominion Trust Bldg.
|     VANCOUVER, B. 0.     j
"Best Three Dollar Hat on Earth"
Richardson & Potts
MEN'S HATS ONLY
417 Granville Street, Phone 3822
VANCOUVER,  B.  C.
HATS WITH THE
UNION LABEL
Fake Advertising Solicitors.
The merchants ol this city would be
well advised to look out tor several
kinds ot advertising sharks who are
busy soliciting ads. tor alleged papers
and publications, and treely bring the
name ot organised labor aB a cloak to
get the money, without any sort ot
credentials except their own gall.
To Study "Efficiency."
J. H. McVety, building manager ot
the Labor Temple, left (or Seattle on
Wednesday evening to attend a con.
ventloh ot Building Managers ot the
Pacific Northwest, ln accordance with
Instructions from the Labor Temple
Hoard of Directors.
Removed "for Cause."
The Rev. lather E. B. Mitchell ot
the Immaculate Conception Church In
Maiden, a suburb of Boston, has been
removed from his Job because of' his
activity ln behalf ot the striking elec-
trie carmen, who are on strike gainst
the Boston Elevated company.
Saskatoon Workert Win.
Painters at Saskatoon, Sask., after
one week's strike, have been successful In securing an Increase In wages
and union shop conditions. It the
carpenters had not quit work to assist
the Painters ln fighting the Master
Painters' Association, the strike would
have lasted longer than It did.
AUCTION SALE
LOTS
at East Colling'wood
On Tuesday, July 16, in Pender Hall, at 2:30 p.m.
<j Being Blook 18, D.L. 50, South Vancouver. All
lota are cleared, streets graded and sidewalks all laid;
also hag pity water, electric light and telephone now.
Only one blook from tire hall and 50 feet from Carlton
Sohool, where over 500 pupils now attend.
<J On the completion of block paving New Westminster Boad whioh will be double tracked, it will be the
most popular drive from Vancouver, and many fine
residences will be built at East Collingwood.
TERMS: 25% CASH; 25% 3 MONTHS,
H These lots are not only a good speculation, but are
a sure investment, being the highest elevation in
South Vancouver, and the bust buy in greater Vancouver.
•J The auotioneer will offer some other lots and houses
whioh do not appear in this ad; also some agreements
of sale.
<| Do not fail to gee this property. Only 7 Jo oar fare
whioh leaves B.O.E.B. Central Station every 15 minutes, Carrall and Hastings Streets.
BALANCE ONE AND TWO YEARS
Anyone building a $1000 house, the balance will be extended to 1, 2, 3 and 4 years at 7%, payable semi-annually
AUCTIONEER
A.M.BEATTIE
25 HASTINGS  ST. EAST
Five Awes of Rich Black Soil
Will Make You An Excellent Home
fl We have the only genuine article-only twenty-eight miles from
Vancouver P.O. and convenient to tram and good roads. An old
estate just being subdivided. ^ We know you will buy on sight,
so we will be pleased to take you out any day by auto to see.
We have looked the ground over carefully ourselves, and do not hesitate to aay that it is the
best we have ever had the pleasure in offering to the publio,
We may not have an acre left by July 1st, so oome at onoe and arrange for what you need.
Notaries,  Conveyancers,   Insuranoe
Loans
J. Z. Hall & Co.,
Established 1690
Ltd.
734 Hastings 8tW
Vancoitvisb, B. C-

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