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The British Columbia Federationist May 6, 1912

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Array mid (Sif^lifilr,, u*r iuyi! Moo.
Fourth Year, No. 59,
mooMPura Biruun
mdhutioh or labos
OomplUtlon By 9. 0.f. of L. Ix-
toutive OvtrwlMlmiiicly In-
doriot Sooialitn,
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At a meetlni of ths executive committee of the B. C. FedersUon of Labor, held In Vancouver last Sunday,
the returns received to   ante, of ths
referendum vote   asking   for a pronouncement upon ths endorsatlon ot
the Prtnclpiss of Socialism, ware tabulated, and ordered printed tn Tha Federatlonist.  The result so far follows:
Union—   .. Yes.  No.
Brlckltytrt ft Masons Inter-
national Union No. 1, Vancouver ,...,...,	
Holders, Vancouver	
Brotherhood of Painters, Local 188, Vancouver    46
Machinists, Beaver No. 181,
Vancouver      It
Plumbers   ft   Steam-Otters,
Local 170, Vancouver.....   11
Glfarmakera union No. 167,
Vancouver ;..   17
Tile-Layers ft Helpers, Local 12, Vancouver	
Bakery ft Confectionery
Workers, I.U.O.A., Vancouver ,". ,.
Journeymen Barbers, Inter-
national Union of America,
Hlllcrest  ;,,.	
Vancouver Trades ft Labor
Pattern Makers'  Assn.,   of
Vancouver  ,;	
Vancouver, B.  C, Building
Trades Council ..........
United Brotherhood ot 0. ft
J., Local 017, Vancouver..
International Assn.. of Machinists, No. 481 Victoria..    <
Victoria Laborers' Protective .
Union, Victoria    11
Victoria  Trades   ft   Ubor
Council    80
Victoria    Building    Trades
Council ,    16
Bartenders' Local 814, Vic-.'
toria      0
United Brotherhood of Carpenters ft Joiners. Local
Union No. 1848, Victoria   88
Ameuramated   Sheet   Metal
Workers, Local Union 184,
Painters' Union No. 6, Victoria  	
New Westminster Trades ft
labor Council	
Clrar Makers' Union No. 481,
New Westminster        6
United Brotherhood of Carpenters ft Joiners ot America, New Westminster...
United Mine Workers ot
America, local Union 1388,
District 18, Ladysmlth...
Klmberley    Miners'    Union
No.  100. W.F.nfM..	
Sandon Miners' Union, No.
m, W.F.ofM    14
Michel   Local   Union,   No.
2334, U. M. W. of A  488
South Wellington Local, U.
M.W.ofA    13
Kootenay Lodge I A. of M.,
Revelstoke     10
United   Mine   Workers   ot
of America, Hosmer...... 103
Bllverton Miners' Union No.
96, W. F. of M    89
With Adjournment of Home la.
torn. Shifts to Orgaaliation
and Bdnoatiooal Work.
06    IS
o    a
16      1
14    31
11    13
1*      2
Total .1488   289
Palmare and Paperhangare.
The Painters' union Is continuing
the fleht anlnst non-union paint shops
In Vancouver; In some cases the fight
has been carried on since 1008. Look
out for May let.   What!
The Painters, Decorators and Paper-
hangers .will bs doing business when
nil the non-union shops are In the
bankruptcy court. In the meantime
ask for the union card of the Painter
that happena to be working within
a mile of Edinburgh toon or the .City
ot Vancouver. I
(An Occasional Correspondent)
OTTAWA, April 80.—Since the prorogation of the'House, the centre of
Interest, ao far aa the wage workers
are concerned, has been shifted near
er home to the immediate surroundings of the workers with regard to
hours of toll, remuneration and other
conditions, This Is evidenced by the
activity In organised labor circles.
Tha latest addition to.the organised
labor movement is a fine healthy
Federal Labor Union, chartered by
the Trades and Labor Congress ot
Canada. By a peculiar coincidence, at
tho Installation of the new union by
tha president of the Congress, there
were also on the platform Messrs,
Bancroft and Draper, tbe vice-president and secretary respectively, anc
Lodge, vice-president of the Congress
for Ontario. The presence of these
officers at the installation of the
union and tho- addresses they severally made was much appreciated by
the members of tha hew union. This
union promises to be one of the
strongest and most Influential in the
Capital City of the Dominion.
An earneat effort la being made to
boost the label of the paper makers.
Hundreds of unions In Canada are
using stationery manufactured in the
United States, because there is not
a paper mill In Csnada turning out
this class of paper with the union
label water mark. It Is to be hoped
this will soon be remedied. It may
be a source of some little satisfaction
to Vancouverites to know that - The
World newspaper is printed on the
product of union paper makers.
Word cornea from Montreal that
good progress Ib being made In organisation work. Nor are the active
workers In the movement confining
their energies to Montreal proper.
Meetings for organisation purposes
hsvs recently been held at Lachlne,
.Toilet, and only laat Sunday, at St.
Johns. At the last named place
Messrs. Provost of the Barbers, Foster
of the Machinists, Qlroux of the
Bricklayers, Alney ot tho Carpenters,
and Watters, president of the
Congress, esch addressed what Is
conceded one of the best meetings
held In the Interests Of the workers
In Bt Johns. Provost, Qlroux and
Alney apoke In French, Foster and
Wattera tn English. One of the aldermen of the city also gave an address
along the lines of the above mentioned speakers. Four hundred* people were present and much good
should result from the speeches made.
A most unique Incident in connection
with the holding of this meeting Ib
found In the fact that the labor men
Journeying from Montreal to St. Johns
were the guests ot the chief of
police, Mr. Lannler, whose activity
In arranging the public meeting was
mainly responsible for Its success. It
was unanimously voted by the gentlemen from Montreal that It a small
fraction of the hospitality enjoyed by
them la meted out to the prisoners
placed In Jail by htm, that Jail would
be much preferable to present-day
liberty. How does this chief ot police
compare with that of Vancouver? One
moat hospitably entertaining labor
men; tbe other clubbing them. Let
R. P. P., et al., answer.
m, pouraoftt \mtri-, vtotomi
Magniftcient new home of organized labor, located at the comer of Homer and Duns-
mutr Streets, informally opened on International May Day, after over two
years of persistent work on the part of the Vancouver Labor Temple Co., Ltd.
The Elevator Constructors.
What do you think of the Elevator
Constructors Inviting members of
the Socialist party to address their
members at each meeting? Rapidly
becoming alive to the position they
occupy In the human scheme of things,
are the BleVatormen. One of the
few Vancouver untona who strike on
the political field as well as on the
industrial,—J. H.H.
Ready for You now
WHEN you walk along Granville St
drop into the store and take a look
at the new 815 Suits (or men on
display, They represent the latest styles in
men's suit* and inoidentally they represent
the best men's suit values ever shown in
Vancouver. They are made of specially
seleoted Sootoh tweeds. The coat collar and
fronts are made so that they will retain
their shape. The vests show a neat out and
are trim. The trousers hang well. .We
doubt very much whether you would see
better looking suits than these in any store
and wo are positive you will not find as
good value. Come in all sizes,
Hudson's Bay Stores
Too W«t for Fishing Sec. Craig
Remains Home and Puses
the Inspiration.
The report of receipts and expenditures in the Clgarmakera'Internatlonal
Union , and membership for the year
1911 IS now before me, and the following Items will give the readers ot The
Federatlonist some idea of the standing of the C. M. I. U. ot America.
Total membership, January 1st, 1911,
40,972. Total receipts for 1911, 1924,
481.30. Total expenditure' for 1911,
$970,623.66. The largest Items in the
expenditures .were for sick benefits,
(291,296.03; for death benefits, $251.-
677.41 was paid out, over a quarter of
a million. Members unable to obtain
employment drew 136,942.60 during the
year. Members compelled to travel to
seek employment drew $38,643.47.. No
large strikes occurred during 1911, but
we paid $47,671.20 In strike benefits.
To advance the blue, label, $40,880.32
was spent In advertising and agitation
work. The total benefits paid during
1911 amounted to $576,130.61.
One of the grandest things about a
labor organization is the system ol
benefits paid to Its members In time
of stress and the assistance to a deceased member's wife and children. A
15-year-old card in our union Is worth
$550 should the holder die. We have
nearly a dozen 25-year-old cards in this
local and the holders would rather
lose a leg than drop their cards. It Ib
certainly something to be proud of to
be the possessor of a 25-year-old card.
It Is not the monetary value of the
card ao much as the thoughts of the
struggles to keep the card and what
It stands for.
Locally trade Ib Improving, several
men have caught on during April and
-we hope more will be fortunate enough
to catch on In May. They will If the
members of organized labor Insist on
smoking union-made cigars, made in
Vancouver. It Is surprising how many
good union men have tastes which are
scabby. I mean by that, that their
wants are supplied by non-unionists
and scabs. Chinese cooking is preferred
to white cooking; underground bread
preferred to bread made in sanitary,
above-ground bakeries; Bull Durham
or hay preferred to Tuckett's tobacco; non-union cigars preferred to Blue
Label goods, etc., etc.
It would be of Inestimable assistance to all unions If tbe members' of
all unions had! good union tastes and
habits. We all would grow faster
than Tacoma and the fear of having a
place put on the unfair list would be
real, whereas now It Is more or less
of a Joke. We would command more
respect from the public at large for
our consistency. What Is worse than
to hear a man preaching unionism
when you know he does not practise
what he preaches. The reason we
don't patronise the products of our
fellow-unionist Ib because we are not
more In touch with each other, not
familiar enough with the labels arl
shop-cards of other unions, and for
that reason I am writing to try and
Impress on the minds of union men
who are users of tobacco, the necessity of patronizing only the cigars
bearing the Blue Label of the Cigar-
makera' Union and the little Blue
Label of the Tobacco Workers' Union
If we can Inculcate this label In the
minds of unionists It will be easy for
the rest of the label-using trades.
At last! Yes, we are really located In our new $276,000 Labor
Temple. It was a long pull, and
a hard pull, but the triumph Is
all the more appreciated. An
"opening" Is being arranged,
after which the 8,000 unionists
of Vancouver will be "at home"
to the wage-workers ot the Pacific Coast. Words seem to fall
us. dee! It's gnat Come,and
see us!
A delegate trom the I. W. W. visited
the Linemens' union on Monday night
After an interesting address on the
strike ot the men employed by the
Canadian Northern.Railway, the Linemen voted the strikers a donation of
The speaker said that "the strikers
will have the pleasure of seeing the
contractors pack their blankets down
the grade to Vancouver before they
will go back to work unless their demands for increased wages and better
sanitary conditions In the construe,
tlon camps are granted."
A convention of the Labor Educational Association of Ontario will be
held at Peterboro on May 24, to consider a proposal to transfer the association's monthly paper to a Joint
stock company, and also the formation of a Provincial Federation ot
Labor, to supersede the association.
James Simpson has Identified himself with the Industrial Banner, In
conjunction with Jos. T. Marks a
guarantee In Itself that something
worth while will happen.
Writing trom Nelson, B. C, O. H.
Hardy reports the formation of a
Trades and Labor Council in that
city, with thirteen unions affiliated.
A. B. Dlnemore is president, O. R,
Clark vice-president, and O. H; Hardy
The new central labor body can be
credited to the activities of Brother
Hardy himself In a large measure.
Cement Workers,
The first annual smoker of Local
Union 140 of the American Brotherhood of Cement Workera, was held
last week In O'Brien hall. A most
enjoyable evening was spent by
every one present, songs contributed
by members and friends being very
much appreciated. It was truly a success from start to finish.
(Complied from press reports)
Constituency   Candidate Vote
Comox  Lefeaux 	
Fernle  Davidson   763
Greenwood ...Heatherton   103
Nelson Harrod   177
Nanalmo Place (S. D. P.) .. 621
Newcastle ....Parker Williams .. 386
Okanagan ....Stirling    373
RosBlsnd Casey 	
Skeena   Montgomery (Lab.) 249
Slocan  Shilland   177
Vancouver ... (5 candidates)
(Highest)    1273
Victoria Mldgley 	
Tmlr ..; Pettlplece 	
"The Olympic does not sail." And
all because a few common everyday
firemen refused to stick their heads
in the yoke. What an Important cuss
the working stiff Is, anyway. When
he stops the whole "business" stops.
The Lathers.
Can the Wood, Wire and Metal
Lathers come back? You bet your
life we can come back, stronger than
ever. All the boys are busy and the
skates have to step lively these days
to keep out of our way. Iluslness
Agent Anderson Is rounding up the
"legitimate" lathers to some tune, and
our membership Is soaring.—W. S. S,
The Tile Layers.
The question of the hour Is: What
are the Ceramic, Mosaic, and
caustic Tile Layers doing? All we
have to say In extenuation Is that
trade is very dull and a number ot
the "Tilers" are hitting the pavement.
However, we still manage to live, and
that Just how is the main question thst
is confronting us.
The Olsss Workers.
The Glass Workers are rapidly
reaching all the non-union glass
workers In the city and their membership is incresslng. For a bunch of
steady and consistent workers In the
union movement Local No. 40 Is
worthy of the commendation of The
Sheet Metal Workers Aetlve.
Vancouver Sheet Metal Workers'
union, having no agent In the field
at present, the bosses have to go to
the union meetings when they want
mechanics. The agent used to take
the men out to the Jobs; but that Is
all changed. Not necessary now. The
members sre showing that they are
out to organize 100 per cent.
Correspondent Throws Bricks at
Poor Scotchman snd Bonqueti
at B. 0. P. of L. President
GREENWOOD, B. C„ May 2.—It is
with regret that I notice (ao soon)
signs of apparent deterioration In The
Federatlonist. The crude effusions ot
the Individual from Crank Town. I
mean Tank Town, has filled our interior with pain. I speak provlnclally,
Mr. Editor, not anatomically. Wireless from Ymlr and Nelse i to we
here in the Copper Metropolis, flashes
direful dirges, the requiem of the per
petrator ot these atrocities, which tbe
ooze In his tank, probably deludea the
miscreant are puns (H'll probably have
the nerve to ask ooze getting at him
and you may tell him that its de Wily
I have been expecting to see a shoal
of suggestions or replies from our
craft union brothers, anent the Interchange of Union Cards.
I notice that the W, F. M. and the
Blacksmiths and Helpers' unions have
come to an amicable arrangement,
and agreed to accept each others'
cards, As a matter of fact the for-
mer organization will accept a paid up
card from any body or person, between paradise and hades.
District No. 18 of the United Mine
Workers ot America, at their recent
annual convention tn Lethbridge,
went on record aa being In favor of
a Universal Union Card.
So did the B. C. F, of L. last January at Victoria, but what the L is
the use of so recording ourselves, If
we do not try and arrive at some
scheme whereby we may attain that
very desirable end,
trust that the members of the
various locals In the B. C. Federation,
who approve of the Idea, will bring
this matter up at their meetings, Interest their membeers, and get tbem
to Instigate their Internationals to
correspond with each other.
As I have previously stated, many
times, my belief Ib that the great difference In the Initiation fee is the
greatest obstacle.
What do some of you boys think?
We ought to get an Interchange of
Ideaa through the medium of your
bright men (this does not include the
gent of the Spud Patch, whom I had
the pleasure of meeting at the last
convention of the B. C. F. of L.) must
have some notions for the good and
welfare of our class. I've lots, but
then I'm so darned modest; I wish I
was Scotch and could rip off the
No, sir; you need not think that I
am afraid to write because I've no
"subs" to send. The Idea! You must
have been to Tank Town. Why, I have
already sent in ten paid-up subs and
I'm going to fix up that other half a
score, or come to Vancouver and make
free speeches.
Say, Wilkinson was much appreciated bore. I think he Is fine. He
promised to send me a pair ot Kharkl
suspenders, 1 wonder will he? I'd
hate to remind him—THE "COUNT."
Something Eton tad Women Talk
a Gnat Deal Hon About
Than titty Act
Tha union label hi a tople ot vital
Interest to organised labor.
At nearly every union meeting a
communication Is read bearing on
thlt subject or a speaker discusses
tha question oa the. floor,
tt would be very difficult to dad
aay member of organised labor who
does not ate the value ot the onion
label or who dote not advocate Its
use. '
All union men know that the union
label is more than evidence that the
articles built or made are manufactured under working conditions that
are considerably better than exist in
non-union establishments.
They know that the union label la
not placed on goods or articles whloh
have been produced by child slaves or
underpaid women.
' They know that It means that the
articles bearing the union label were
made by an organisation of either
men or women who not only demand
some measure of Justice hut have
fought for more wages, shorter hours
and recgnltlon of every member ot
their organization.
The union label Is a sign of the
revolt of wage earners against the
masters of bread, the profit-taken,
who pay wsgse to the workers by the
hour, day or week, and who take and
own what the workers make or produce.
' Tht union label It ah evidence ot
an age-long struggle.  ■
It shows that those who made the
articles know that they are only
servants snd do not own what they
make or produce.
But It shows that they have fought
the masters, the bosses.
The bosses, and their assistants,
the retail merchants, who enable them
to get rid. of their surplus products,
alike respect the union label, as
nearly all the very poor and small
shop keepers try to secure goods for
sale which bear the union label.
The shop keepers strive to get the
trade of the working class.
A man In business must receive
profits or go to work for some one
as a wage-worker in order to get
enough wsges to buy food, clothing
and shelter.
This is the condition today and
every man should know and under
stand this condition, and the members
of organised and unorganised labor
should at all times DEMAND THE
All real unionists demand THE
The Shlngler*,
Here we are again! The Shlnglers,
like the famous cat ot Johnny Doolin,
are still alive and howlin'l Ah! but,
what are we howlln' for? Is it because we have a tug-ot-war team that
for all the time it has been in existence-has only met defeat on one
occasion? No! It Is because we are
organizing. Organising tor what? I'll
be Mowed If yon toaow; doyen? We
are simply obeying the slogan that
has been adopted by the building
trades unions of tbls city.—P. 8.
The Upholstsra,
V. Zelllnsky, secretary of the local
union of Upholsterers, reports that
they are having a fair attendance at
their business meetings, with a good
percentage taking part in the discussions. Bro. Bunyan is the New Westminster delegate, and he is hoping to
increase the ranks of the union shortly by recruits from the banks of the
Fraser. Jack Way Is another good
hustler, and Is doing his share towards Increasing the membership.
One new member was initiated at the
last meeting. They are handicapped
by lack of suitable quarters, and are
looking forward to the time when that
disability will be removed, and they
can get down to business with more
confidence nnd better prospects ot
Structural Bridge and Iron Workers.
Local 97 of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron
Workera, despite the supposed setback last October, Is still doing business in the same old way. The major
Ity of our members are scattered
throughout the province, erecting
bridges on railroads now under construction; very few of the members
are working in the city.
Vice-President Poblman writes advising that he is now in San Diego
getting the Iron Workers together and
that the chances of having a good
strong Local in that city are excellent.
Awful Prioo Paid by V
LtevW Prtmorty It:
t*»   \tnamVmamWaMM^s^tMWt
Employtre ot labor bare a
argument or plea, whenever they are
up against a demand for higher warn
shorter, hours, safety appliances, er •
aay alteration in their methods that
would entail an apparent dualaatloa .
In their Income.
It Is that they ma heavy risks '
In their business, and their profits
are really ao email, yea know, that
they really cannot accede to tha.
extravagant demands that are pit
They have Invested their capital la
their business, and the "riSF they
run of losing It mutt be taken Into
account when these things art ejt- -
cussed, or they will be aide to suffer .
from grave Injustice.
Continual harrasslng tloat these
lines will ultimately compel tbem to
withdraw their capital from the bust-
nsss affected and thus tbe goose that
lays the (olden eggs will go on strike,
take wing to other pastures, or bt
laid to rest In the country churchyard.
All of which If very gravely put
forward by the aforesaid employers
and as gravely discussed hy the
'learned economists."
In tht meantime while tht discussion It going on, the risks being
inn by tht real geese (verbum tap!
are very real, and they show ao sign
of leaving the country, unices they,,
take an Involuntary departure by tbe
air route.
These remarks are called forth by
the following press report ef aa accident that happened a few days ago
at Lytton, in that occupation most
prolific ot fearful risks—railroad construction;
"Lytton, April 11. — With hit left
hand blown off at the wrist tht
thumb and two fingers goat trom hit
right hand, both eye* blown out, tad
a number of ghastly wounds in hit
abdomen, Godfrey Rugg, powderman
for J. 8. Washtock, was brought Into
Cisco Saturday night, and taken to
Kamloops hospital, where he died
Sunday morning. Just before quitting time he started to open a box
containing 100 dynamite detonators la
the rock cut where Washtock's steam
shovel is operating, and In some unaccountable manner the caps oxplod-
ed •  He was a German and
married, his family living at Hartford,
Wis. He had the reputation of being
a very careful man. He was conscious
and able to converse after the explosion, but was unable to assign a
reason for It."
These are the actual risks run by
those who actually produce the golden
eggs, snd which are carefully avoided
In discussion by the aforesaid "leaned
'The ox knoweth his stall, and tht
ass his master's crib." It they were
to Insist on consideration being givso
to this phase of the matter they
would quickly find themselves in cold
storage, and left there until they had
come to a "reasonable" frame of
The prospect ot that chilly environment is usually sufficient to keep them
"safe, sane, and conservative,"
The Stone Cutter*.
You are no doubt aware that there
Is a branch of the Journeymen Stone
Cutters' Association of North America In Vancouver.   We are having a
share In the "prosperity" prophesied
by the honorable McBride.   We have
been taking things very quietly, owing to the wrestling match we had '■
for the possession    of    Haddington  .
Island stone, and as we were "the
men In possession" we still retain It,
but only at the ependlture of a large
amount of energy; Hence our quletl-
tude.—J. M. M.
Winnipeg Carpenters Aftsr Raise.
The Carpenters in Winnipeg are preparing tor a strike on May 10th. A
number of contractors have signed up,
granting the Increase In wages and
the union shop. Evidently Winnipeg
contractors are not so shortsighted as
they were In Vancouver. Or have
they profited by the experience of
Vancouver contractors, who for six
weeks last summer had no business?
The local dally press doesn't even
lie consistently about strikes.    The
bosses should visit the Press Club and
make sure, at least,  that all their
I reportorial flunkies He alike.
Union-Made Buck Brand the Best
\V XE know what union men want.   We
\A/   know what unionism means. We know
V V   what union labels stand (or. We know
what union men and women merit You
know what you do (or the cauie in general when
you buy only Union Label goodi.  As we do no
nor will we, manufacture any bul union label.
Overalls and Shirts
we earnestly and honestly ask (or your patronage.
We hope to make our factory a credit to the
Garment Workers' Union and all organized labor.
Wm.J. McMaster
& Sons, Ltd.
1170 HOMER ST.       VANCOUVER, B. C
MONDAY, MAY t, 1012
Traders Bank of
□ Canada □
113 Branches in Canada
Paid-up Capital
and Surplus $ 6,550,000.00
Total Assets -   50,000,000.00
Special Attention Given
Savings Accounts
Deposits of $1.00 and
'upwards      received
and interest allowed
at current rates
One Dollar Will Open An
Vancouver Branch
Hastings Street, Comer of Homer
Open Saturday Even*
Ing}* 7 to 9
Tha Royal Bank
of Canada
Psid-up Capital   $   7,500,000
Reserve 8,500,000
Total Assets 114.000.000
One Dollar will open
the account, and your
buaness wilbe welcome
be it large or small
Eleven Branches  in  Vancouver
Imperial Bank
of Canada
Capital Anthemed - »10,000,000.00
Cspilal Paid-up - 5.000,000.00
RnsmFssd    •    •   6,000,000.00
Interest allowed on deposits
of ONE  DOLLAR and upwards FROM DATE OF
Main Office—691 Hasti gs
Street West.
Hasting, and Abbott St.
, Branoh — 84 Hastings
Street West.
Feirview Branoh — 2013
Granville Street S.
. Main Street Branoh—Cor.
Main and Cordova Sts.
How People Save
More Money
A definite practical plan
for accumulating money
is to deposit a Stated
Sum, eaoh week or
month, in the
It it not so much the
as it is the regularity.
Otart an Account With
Ua Today
Gaskell & Odium
Textbooks on all Trades
and Professions
Books of Special Interest
to Wage-Earners Wishing to educate themselves
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MONDAY, MAY «, 1912
The despotism of labor is heard
on every hand. It is eagerly pointed
out that labor rebels against oppression, and In turn oppresses Itself. Every man has a right to work
where he can get It, or not to work-
as he may please. This.Is his right
as an Individual, guaranteed by law.
But a few dissatisfied men Interpose
and deolare you ahall not work. 1
have a grievance—you shall Join me
to avenge It. I have a quarrel—you
must make It your quarrel aB well,
and thus aid me to settle It.
At first glance the charge ol
despotism would seem to be true, but
we must go below the surface to mine
for truth. Can this charge be made
only against labor and labor strikes?
Why do strikes come? The very men
who so loudly proclaim the liberty
of the individual to work are the
ones who make conditions ot work Impossible.
If the measures labor adopts to
carry Its warfare against oppression
seem obnoxious to these law-and-order
Plnkertons, Thtels, et. al., It Is from
this very class that labor has learned
Its tactics.
When the hardy pioneers of Upper
and Lower Canada in 1837 struck
against the tyrannical family compact
which governed the Canadas at that
time, they were driven from the country under pain of death. Nevertheless,
Lount, Matthews and several others
were for the cause of freedom executed for being rebels. The doughty Wll-
11am Lyon MacKenzie, the great leader
Of the rebellion, returned to Canada,
was elected as member of Parliament,
thrice refused admittance as such by
the governor, and waa also elected
the first Mayor ot Toronto. A huge
reward was previously offered by the
governor for his capture, but ultimate
ly he was hailed by the people as a
savior of his country.
Agsln, when the colonists of the
British provinces In America In 1776
struck against the oppression ol
England, they not only resolved themselves to strike, but took direct
measures to-compel every other colonist to strike also. If rebellious, they
were forced to leave the country, or,
if caught giving aid to the enemy,
hung at tho rope's end.
This system of compulsory strikes
has been the system of war In every
age and nation.
A cablegram from Melbourne,
Australia, last Saturday, stated that
a father of a boy, who refused him
permission to drill, was fined £1011,
In -violation of the compulsory drill
law. What Is; this conscript system
but that of compulsory strike? The
practice of drafting In time of war—
what was it but compulsory strike?
Our censors lose sight of the fact
or do not understand that a civil war
Is how going on In their midst; that
It la not strictly confined to labor, but
temperance and women's suffrage are
also engaged.
Labor Is in the van, leads the army
of reform, and In turn receives the
hardest blows.
In all war the Interest of the Individual is sacrificed to the good of the
whole; and If there be rebellion, It
Is not to be found In the rank and
file of organized labor, whose battle
cry Is: "An injury to one is the con
cern of all." •        v ..
'There can be no revolution without
All agitators are despised by the
generation in which they were born,
but posterity, honors those whpse\
protest has not been stilled.
The most contemptible form of
prostitution Is that of the man who
sells his brains to.debauch popular
intelligence. f .-
The law In Its majesty prohibits the
rich and poor alike from Bleeping
under bridges, begging In the streets,
or Bteallng bread—Anatole France,
The ofllcloimness and brutality of
Vancouver Cossacks has become so
coarse that even Justice Gregory, from
the bench, and the Dally Sun, editorially, have demanded a halt.
The worst sin toward our fellow
creatures Is not to hate them, but to
be Indifferent th them; that's tbe
essence of Inhumanity.—George Bernard Shaw.
The Dally Herald, the big London
labor paper started by the unionists
and socialists ot Great Britain, has
made Its appearance and ts a credit
to the movement In the old country.
If the workers of this province fully
understood the treatment meted out to
prisoners of civic and provincial Jails
in B. C. the Mexican revolution would
be likened to an afternoon pink tea.
Harking back to preelection crys:
Because one dally received what another daily asked Ib no particular reason why another dally receiving more
than both should twit the one dally
for accepting less than the other daily
received. ■ Better get together.
The Home of High-Class
Where Everybody Goes
"The employing class use sabotage.
They have their agents throw out a
He here and a hint there, causing distrust among the workers of any one
who is active, and thus preventing the
workers' machinery from running
smoothly In producing class results."
Mayor Findlay's policy of enlarging
upon, rather than reducing the pernicious contract system on public work
Is responsible for a good deal of the
disregard tor civic regulations applicable to wages, hours and working conditions.
Last week a wage-worker was ar-
rested charged with "fomenting disturbance." It's a delicate precedent to
establish In B. C. Jack McConnell
and Sam Gothard and the pious old
granny who presides over the editorial destiny of the News-Ad. should
be careful.
In the Twentieth Century, war will
be dead; the scaffold will be dead;
hatred will be dead; frontier boundaries will be dead; dogmas will be
dead; man will live. He will possess
something higher than all,these; a
great country, the. whole earth; and a
great hope, the whole heaven.—Victor
It will not be necessary for the
provincial authorities to transfer the
lunatics from New Westminster to
the new asylum at Mt. Coqultlam.
The Carpenters, Plasterers and Electricians, to the tune of about 160 men,
are working 10 hours per day, "voluntarily," after struggling tor about 25
years to get an 8-hour day.
It's really too bad to have money collected In the name of charity to help
'the poor working woman" with a
dead, or worse, drunken husband, by
providing a day "home" tor the young
slaves, and then to hear Aid. Hep-
burne declare the selfsame city creche
an auxiliary to the West End ladles'
bridge and whist club. Preposterous!
Who ever heard of bridge players raising babies?
The City Council has received a
letter from the Civic Employees'
Union protesting against a contractor
on city work violating the eight-hour
a day rule. It Is such petty doings
by employers of labor that leads to
strife and turmoil. The civic authorities should not have to be asked to
see that the by-laws are carried out.
They should be enforced without the
aid of outside protests.
It Is thus (unemployment) that capitalism hastens its own downfall. These
deceived workers are forced to think,
and never again will they think as
they did before. They are recruits for
the army of discontent, and discontent has Invariably preceded the attainment of better conditions and higher Ideals. Either one or the other—
a quickening pace tor the forces of
evolution—or shall we say—another
nucleus for the strengthening of—s
possible revolution—Industrial Banner.
The Provincial Government is very
liberal In providing an industrial
home for girls at Hastings.' The proposed building will accommodate from
50 to 75 persons and will cost $100,000.
What will the equipment cost?
"Home" sounds good for the girls.
But the ones to enjoy the "real comforts of home" In such a fine structure, we venture to remark, will be
the large hospital staff itself.
The stand taken by the Port
Arthur Wage Earlier against the Influx ot "foreign" labor, as such, is a
discredit to any paper professing to
be published in the interests of the
working class. The Interests of
labor cannot be served by keeping
alive national antagonisms that are
used by the employing class to divide
and rule. Repetition of the capitalist
He that these men are, as a class,
addicted to violence and murder, Is as
disgusting as It Is untrue.
"Socialism," says Prof. Wesley of
Ann Arbor University, "Is simply a
name for the struggle of the working
class for better things, for greater opportunities fo* ::',: culture. The competitive system which we have today
never can bring these things about. If
they could be brought about without
a change In society there would today
bt no place for socialism. But they
oannot. A change in society, a peaceful revolution of the existing order-
socialism—Is neceBBary. Socialism is
Inevitable; it's coming, In some definite form which will revolutionize society, giving greater justice and more
opportunity for culture to the wage-
earner, Is simply a matter ot time."
The big labor dally paper that Is to
be started In Australia will soon be
launched. Over $150,000 has been paid
into the treasury and a total of $500,-
000 Is In sight It Is proposed to continue raising funds until $2,125,000 Is
secured to establish a chain of labor
papers In a number of the larger,
cities. At the conference of the federated unionists recently held, the delegates were unanimous In declaring
that labor must control Its own press
If It expects to have an effective
means or publicity. It was pointed
out that In every serious struggle
newspapers that pose ordinarily as
being friendly to labor desert the
workers and become their most dangerous betrayers.
Judge Mason Irwin will go down in
history as the hero of Hoqulam, WaBh.
He has ruled thst Aberdeen has the
right to close hotels when wage-
workers hold meetings, on the grounds
that the organization was an "unlawful one," working to an unlawful
end." Why not close up business altogether nnd make everybody go out
on strike? It this "learned" judge, or
any-one else, imagines that by stifling
tree speech In the open It will put
an end to worklngmen's grievances,
he Is greatly mistaken. This kind of
work will only add fuel to the flame,
and compel the wage-workers to resort to secret tactics, which would
be more far eachlng In effects. England at one time prohibited labor
unions altogether by capital punishment.   And see what the result was?
The News-AdvertiBer gleefully asserts that activity has sgaln become
general on railway construction along
the Fraser river, and that the men
who "desire" to work are adequately
protected from "Intimidation." But it
does not say a word about the working conditions which are so notoriously unsatisfactory there. Of course,
that's different. As a matter of fact
employees on railway construction are
allowed to work only under "intimidation" by the company's "bosses," i. e„
if they dare ask for better treatment
they get "fired" for an answer, and
those who make a "holler" are at
once dubbed by the old party press as
"agitators," "trouble makers," etc.
According to the Tlser and Its Ilk
anything that a worklngman will
stand for Is good enough for him. The
"The threat of hunger makes cowards
of us all."
VANCOUVER, B. O, April 18.-Reg-
ular meeting Trades and Labor Council convened at Labor hall, 112 Cordova street west, this evening at 8
o'clock, President J. W. Wilkinson in
the chair and all other officers present
save Executive Member Kernighan,
who was attending meeting as member of the General Hospital Board.
Minutes previous meeting read and
Electrical   Workers,    No.   213—A.
Striek, vice A. Rhodes.
Moving Picture Operators—J. Er-
rlngton, vice J. D. Cochrane, resigned.
. Credentials received and delegates
Present—Dels, Wilkinson, chairman; Kernighan, McMillan, Kavanagh,
Gardner, and the secretary.
Communication from Ira H. Mark-
with, secretary Federated Trades and
Labor Council, San Diego, Cal., In re
unemployed. Referred to delegates to
report back to respective unions, and
to the press.   Con.
From Jas. Jamleson, secretary Sheet
Metal Workers, No. 280, In re committee to arrange for suitable opening of new Labor Temple. , Referred
to executive committee.   Concurrence.
Following accounts recommended
for payment: Wm. Trapp, auctioneer,
desk and chair, $36.00; The Voice,
Winnipeg, sub., $1.00; E. T. Kingsley,
printed matter, credential forms and
stationery for parliamentary committee, $14.00; Brotherhood of Carpenters, phone rent, $6.00; Vancouver.
Labor Temple Co., Ltd., rent, $36.00.
B. C. Federatlonist accounts: B. T.
Kingsley, stock, composition, press-
work, touting, Imaillng and mailing
list, Issue No. 57, $75.00; 1,000 sub.
cards, postage on U. S. singles, $8.79;
cash, postofflco department, $11.43;
stamps, $1.67; disc, on check, 16c; G.
Bartley, $4.00; ink and pen, 15c; total,
$17.30; Angell Engraving Co., etching, $1.55; Thomson Stationery Co.,
newspaper files, $2.50; R. P. Pettlplece, wages to April 20th, $90.00.
Upon motion ordered paid.
Del. McMillan submitted, upon behalf of the organization committee,
the following report: "Since last
meeting of the council your commit
tee has visited some six unions, namely, Horseshoers, Garment Workers,
Bakers, Cement Workers, Lathers,
Elevator Constructors. The members
ot the Horseshoers were very pleased
to see representatives from the council,
and have Invited' your' committee to
be present at their next ^meeting,
which will be a summoned one, for the
purpose of considering the question
of re-affiliating with the council. In
view of the fact that the Bakers were
holding an organization meeting, at
which 60 bakers were present, the
visit of your committee was opportune,
and as a result of the meeting the
Bakers have Increased their membership. The Lathers have promised to
consider the matter of re-affiliating
with the council at an early date.
The Cement Workers are getting
along as well as could be expected,
considering that they have gone
through a very bad winter without
loss of membership. Their reason for
withdrawing their affiliation was due
to the lack of Interest shown by the
members and also to want of funds.
The Elevator Constructors are attentive to business and it Is very likely
that they will affiliate with the council In the near future. The Garment
Workers had a special meeting on the
occasion of the visit of your committee, and now that they have their
trouble smoothed away, will send
delegates to the council aa soon as
the new Labor Temple Is occupied.
Your committee recommends to all
members of organized labor that when
purchasing clothing, such as overalls
or working shirts, to make sure, that
they bear the Garment Workers'
Union Label. (Sgd.) J. McMillan, J.
G. Smith, Jas. H. McVety."
- Upon motion the report was received amid applause.
Del. McVety added that the newly
reorganized Longshoremen, with a
membership now reaching 170, would
soon be again represented in the
-Sec. Pipes of the parliamentary committee submitted the following re\
In the matter of a federal Old Age
Pension System, submitted to the
committee at last meeting of the council, with communications from V.
Cloutler, clerk of the special committee, Ottawa, and trom the executive
council of the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, we deem this legislation as desirable and recommend
that the council supply all necessary
Information In whatever form the federal special committee may desire.
Concurred In.
We recommend that the council protest against the re-leaslng ot the bathing facilities at English Bay and
other beaches, and that a committee
be appointed to present this view to
the Park Commissioners. Concurred
We recommend that a representative of this council bo named to attend all meetings of the city council
for the purpose of reporting back to
the central labor body. Concurred In.
We recommend that the attention
of the city council be drawn to the
unsanitary and" poor lighting conditions that prevail In the public lavatories, and the desirability of providing more accommodation for both
sexes, In congested portions of the
city.   Concurred in.
Your committee notes with regret
the absence of official reports of the
minutes of the Trades and Labor
Council In the last two Issues of our
paper, Tbe B. C. Federatlonist, and
we recommend that the editor be requested to Include such reports In
future issues. Concurred in.
Garment Workers' 8psclal Committee.
Del. McVety reported that the Internal friction among the Garment
Workers had been adjusted satisfactorily to all concerned and the pros-
pecto for a better understanding and
Increased membership were good. Re
Reports of Unions. '
Electrical Workers, No. 213—Del.
Hardy reported Increased membership. During the past two months an
auxiliary union of groundmen had
been organized with a membership
now reaching 240. During the past
week one of their members had met
death hy electrocution; over 460 fellow brothers had attended the
funeral. Union had not yet received
communication from the B. C. Federation ot Labor asking for a pronouncement upon the endorsatlon ot the principles of Socialism.
Western Federation of Miners, No.
216—Del. Blumberg reported that ow
ing to the Hardy compensation case,
which had brought out evidence detrimental to certain companies, their
membership were now being discriminated against, especially at Deep
Cove Quarry. What action would be
taken by the union was being discussed.
Machinists—Del, Brookes reported
twelve new applications for membership. Principles of Socialism had
been endorsed by a vote of 21'to 4.
The trade outlook was some brighter
and he could report progress.
MuBlcianB—Del. Evans reported that
one of the city regimental banda had
been organized since last meeting;
prospects tOr the season were good.
Brotherhood of Carpenters—Del.
Sisterton reported that the Brotherhood had endorsed the principles of
Socialism by a vote of 63 to 13. Membership fully employed and the outlook good from an organization viewpoint.
Amalgamated/ Carpenters — Del.
Smith reported that Organizer Wells
was doing good work. Referendum
submitted by the B. C. Federation of
.Labor, asking for a pronouncement
upon the principles of Socialism,
would be dealt with at an aggregate
meeting to be held later, Were
anxiously awaiting the date of removal ot headquarters to the new
Labor Temple.   Trade good.
Painters—Del. Freckelton reported
trade good for their membership, but
still a large number of non-union
painters In city. New members were
being taken into union at every meeting.
Barbers — Del. Burkhart reported
the Initiation of new members and
three new shops had been unionized.
Asked for the co-operation and assistance of other unionists, by asking
for the Barbers' shop card.
Civic Employees—Del. Trainer reported an addition of 16 new members; trade fair, and the union going
along first rate,
Cigar Makers—Del, Craig reported
Increase in business; three new members. Asked unionists to remember
the Clgarmakers' Blue Label when
buying cigars. One of their membership, Bro. Gllliher, had died during
the week. In all probability the International would hold a convention
this year in Baltimore, In September,
as the result of a vote now being
taken of the membership. It would
be the first In 16 years; all business
having hitherto been carried on by
referendum vote. A majority vote Instead of a two-thirds vote would now
make a convention possible.
New Business.
Chairman Palmer of the Parliamentary Committee was authorized to
choose a committee to wait upon the
School Board, City Council and Park
Commissioners relative to matters
arising out of his committee's report
Roll Call.
The statistician reported 52 accredited delegates present.
A number of questions relative to
internal matters were asked and answered.
Pres. Wilkinson announced that
hereafter delegates would not be admitted to the meeting during the reading of minutes ot the previous meeting.
Good and Welfare.
Sec. Pettlplece made an appeal to
the delegates to take a fresh grip ot
the opportunities for organization
work and make the advent of moving
into the new Labor Temple a starting
point for greater efforts and accomplishments In future on the part of
organized labor. Other delegates
joined in the discussion.
Del. McMillan, reported relative to
school buildings being erected by nonunion labor. Dels. Sisterton, Brookes,
Morgan, Peuser and Harlock were appointed a committee to report further.
May Day celebration at Nanalmo
was announced and the unionists of
the mainland urged to go over and
join with the Island miners.
Receipts,  $88.00;   expenses,  $93.00.
Adjourned 10:15 p.m.
Otis His Own Qrsve-Dlgger.
The Los Angeles Times, the union-
bating, labor-hating sheet of Los
Angeles, Cal., has dropped In tbe race
for circulation amongst the papera of
that city from first to fifth place.
By the way, what has become of
that dynamite conspiracy that Otis
was making so much fuss about a few
short months ago? "It takes a man
of originality to pose as a successful
Phone Seymour 4490 420 Hastings W.
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II Secretaries are requested to notify manager of change of officers.
eratlon of Labor—Meeta In Annual convention In January ot each year. Executive
officer* 1912-13: President, J. W. Wilkin*
■on, P.O. Box 1195 Vancouver; vlce-presl-
tlenta, Qeo. A. Burt, Box 792. Nanalmo; B.
D. Grant, 713 Fifth avenue. New. Weat-
mlnater; -as. H. MoVety, 1744 Broadway
weat, Vancouver; R. P. Pettlplece, 2349 St.
Catherines atreet, Vancouver; J. Roberta,
Bo 35. Moyle; C. Blverts, 1278 Denman
street, Victoria- j, J. Tp-lor, Ladyamith.
Secretary-treasurer, Victor R. Mldglev. Box
1195, Vancouver; delegate to Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada. R. P. Pettipiece,
2349 st- Catherines street, Vancouver; fraternal delegate to Washington State Federation   of   Labor,   Jas.     H.   MoVety,   1744
flrat and third Thursday, Labor
Hall, 112 Cordova atreet weat, (upstairs). President, j. W. Wilkinson;
vice-president, John McMillan: (reneral secretary U. Parm, Pettlplece, 2349 St Catherines, atreet; phone Fairmont 425; secretary-treasurer, Jaa, Campbell, 1994 Fourth
av*uue weat, phono Bayvlew 953R; statistician, Mra. Rom L. Gardiner; sergeant-at-
arnia, Fred A. Hoover: trustees, J, Kava-
nagh, James H. McVety, Victor R. Mldgley.
every Friday in Labor HaU, 112 Cordova street west, president J. Kavanagh;
vice-president, J. Bloton; secretary, J, McMillan, Labor HaU; financial secretary-
ireasurer, Wm. M. Herforth; business s.gent,
J. McMillan, Labor HaU. Phone Seymour
1380. Office, hours, B to 9. 12 to 1, 4:30 to 5.
of Vancouver—Meeta aecond Monday In
the month In Labor HaU. preeldent, B.
Jarman, Pressmen's Union, 923 Hornby
street; vice-president George Mowat, Bookbinders' Union, SIS Dunlevy avenue; secretary, A, H. England, Typographical Union,
667 Hornby street,   P.  O.  Box 66.	
■iXstreet and Electric Railway Employees
of America, Pioneer Dlvialon No, 101—Meeta
In Oddfellows' Hall. Mt. Pleaaant, second
and fourth Wednesdays at 2:45 p.m. and
first and third Wednesdays at 8 p.m. President Jamea Fletcher; vice-president, H.
Schofleld; recording secretary, Albert V.
Loftiing. Box 178, City Heights P. O, Financial secrutary, Fred A, Hoover, 2109
Olork drive. •    ___________
pernors and Joiners; Vancouver District— Buellitis agents, j. W. Wilkinson and
J. A. Key; office hours at Labor Hall, 8
to 9 a.m. and 4 to .6 p.m.; phons Seymour
Tuesdays at 8 p.m. In Labor Hall,
President, Mr. Wright; secretary, H. Carter,
Bog 991.
fourth Wednesdays In Orange Hall,
Haatlnga and Gore avenue at 8 pan. President, W. Maneon; secretary, D. Mitchell,
South Hill, B.  C.
Mondays at 8 p.m. in lodge room,
2233 Granville street south, at 8_p.m. President; J. Tltley; secretary, J. Fowler, 833
Pacific street.
third Thursdays In Room 4, Labor
Hall at 8 p.m. President G. Lambarlon
(Factory Workera); secretary, J. Thompson,   149 Tenth  avenue  east.
Mondays In Orange HaU at 8 p.m.
President Wm. A. West; secretary, A. McLaren.  1033  Richards atreet.
ternate Fridays *n Arglcullural Hall,
Central Park at 8 p.m. Presldsnt, Q. Man-
son; secretary, J. Anderson, Jr. Bog 223
Central Park, B, C
In South Hill schoolhouse, South Vancouver, every alternate Friday at 8
p.m. President. H. Rayner; secretary R.
W.  Jackson,  South Vancouver, B.  C
Electrical Workers, Leoal No. 813—
Msets every Monday evening at 8 p.m. In
Labor HaU, 112 Cordova street . west.
President, H. B. Durant; vice-president, C.
L, Hardy; recording secretary, R, s, Morris; flnanclad secretary secretary, H Lauder; treasurer. Sam Cawker; trustee, H. T.
Johnston; foreman, w. P. Carr; first Inspector, B, O. Sheppard; sscond Inspector,
C. W. Teag; business agent, B. L, ftoMlN
Ian,  75  Broadway  west.
America. Vancouver Local No, 120—
Meets first and third Wednesdays in Labor
Halt at 8:30 p.m. President, a B, Herrltt;
vice-president, J. w. Ureen; recording secretary, Geo. W. Isaacs; socretary-buslness
■font, C. F. Burkhart, 439 Abbott atreet.
Phone Seymour  2170.
tloners' International Union of America Local No. 46.—Meets In Room 4, Labor
Hail, every second and fourth Saturday at
7:30 p.m. President, McCurrach; vlee-preal-
dent j, Hendrlcka; treasurer H. Leaworthy;
secretary and business agent, B, Hutchlngs,
Phone 1380, Labor Hall.
America, Vancouver Branch No, 178—
Meeting.* held on the first Friday In each
month at O'Brien's Hall, corner Hastings
and Homer streets, 8 p.m. President H.
Nordland; vice-president, A Larsen; secretary, W. W. Hocken, 1682 Thirteenth
avenue enat, P. O. Box 603; financial sac-
retnry, L.  Wakloy, Box 803.
Noith America, Vancouver Branch—
Meots In Labor Hall second and fourth
Tuesdays at 8 p.m. President, Fred
Rumble: vice-president, Henry Hague; corresponding secretary, James Rayburn; financial secretary, Wm. Jardlne; trsasursr,
P.  Talnsh.
tlonal Association of Machinists—
Meets In Labor Hall, second and fourth
Thursdays at. 7:16 p.m. President, Robt
Thomson; vice-president, Chas. Mattlson;
recording secretary, J. Brookea; financial
secretary. Jae. II. McVety. 1744 Broadway
west.    Phone Bayvlew 114L.
national Union, No. 1—Meets every
Tuesday, 8 p.m„ O'Brlon's Hall, corner
Homer and Haetlngs streets. President.
James Haslett; vice-president, J. J. Welsh;
corresponding secretary, W. 8. Dagnall,
Box 63; financial aecretary, F. R. Brown.
Business agent, W. S. Dagnall, 108 Hasting*
street  eaat;  phont  Seymour' 8799.   ■	
League, No. 676—Meets 614 Keefer
street, flrat and third | Sundays of each
month at 2:30 p.m. Presldsnt, Chas. Lehr;
vice-president, H. H. Harrison; secretary.
Richard Dalton; treasurer, *tym. MotUshaWt
business agent. John A. Fraser, 614 Keefer
atreet.   Phone Seymour 6226.	
Joinore, South Vancouver Union No.
1208—Meets In Staple's Hall, Fraser and
Fiftieth avenues, first and third Tuesdays
of each month. Preeldent. B. Hall, Cedar
Cottage; vlce-proaldent, 8. Fraser. Fraser
avenue, P. O.: recording secretary, E. H.
Belsey 253 Tenth avenue eaat; financial
Secretary, J, A. Dickenson, South Vancouver P. O.
Union of America,. Local No. 367—
Meets In Ubor Hall on the first Tuesday
In oneh month at B p.m. President Robert
J. Craig; vice-president. _ A. McMIUanj
secretary. J. C Peuaer. Mainland Clfar
Factory, 112 Cordova street west: labl
custodian and treasurer, 8. W. Johnson;
delegates to Trades and Labor Council, J.
C.  Peueor,  Miles  Nugent,   R.  J. __*
of Amerloa, British Columbia Division,
Canadian pacific System, Division No. 1.
Moots 11 n-in. third Sunday In month, at
O'Brien's Hall. Local chairman, J. F.
Campbell, Box 432, Vancouver. Local secretary-treasurer, A. T. Oborg, Box 438, or
1003 Burrard street,  Vancouver.
40.—Meets at Labor Hall second and
fourth Tuesdays of each month. President,
Bro Fox; vice-president, Bro. Hunter; secretary Wm, F. Herforth, 8138 Westminster
avenue; treasurer, Bro. Beaver; delegates to
Building Trades Council, Bros, Herforth,
Thompson and Glnnsdate. Delegates to
Trades and Labor Counoll, Bros. Fox, Lor-
qnaky and Hunter.  '    ■
Electrical Workers Local Union No.
Ml (Inaids Men)—Meets In Bartenders'
Halt, 34 Cordova strsst wsst, second and
fourth Wednesdays at 8 P«h-p!2,Lfl.#nLf'
Montgomery; vice-president. F. Duff; recording secretary. J. H. Omnm, *_}*Z\"
Hotel; financial eeeretary, F. Woods;
Treasurer, W. Jarvle; business agent, F,
Dfcorators' Union, Local 138—Meets
In Labor Hall, 112 Cordova street, every
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. President, W. J.
Nagle, 1656 William street; vice-president,
Johnson Biadley; financial secretary, F. J.
Harris, 1668 Robson street; recording secretary, Skene Thomson, sub. p. o. No, 8;
treasurer, „. Staples, 658 Hornby street;
conductor, h. Whiteside; warden, q. Powell.
Local N. 1—Meets 514 Keefer street,
every Tuesday evening, 8 o'olock. President,
T. Buikes; secretary, T. M. Wright, 517
Pacific street. Headquarters 614 Keefer
street.     Phone Seymour  6228.
tlouat Alliance. LucHl No, 280.—Meets
every Thursday 7:30 p.m. at 118 Cordova
street west, Room 4. President, H. Spear;
Vice-president, J. W. Heath; recording and
corresponding secretary, Jas. Jamleson, 921
Drake street; financial secretary and business agent, J, Peters, 112 Cordova street
weat; conductor, H. Anderson; warden,
Thos.  Edgar.
No. 62—Meets first and third Wednesdays ot each month. Labor Hall, 8 p.m,
President, R. Neville; secretary, P. O.
Hocuke,  Suite  2.   1202  Woodland  drive.
ters and Joiners, Local No. 617.—
Meets every Wednesday evening In Labor
Hall, 112 Cordova street west at 7:30 p.m.
Executive committee meats every Tuesday
evening 8 p.m. President, Murdo McKsn-
sle; recording secretary, Geo. C. Lesley;
financial secretary, L. If. Burnham; treasurer, J. W. Schurman; business agent,
Geo. W. Williams. Phons Seymour 1380,
Ubor Hall.
No. 226—Meets In Labor HaU last
Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m. President, W. S, Armstrong; vice-president, G,
W. Palmer; sec retary-treasurer, R. H. Neelands, P.O. Box 66; aergeant-at-arms, C.
Proake; reading clerk, w. H. YouhlU; executive committee; president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer, W. R, Trotter, G.
Bartley, H. Hunt and L. E. Dennlson; dele-
Katra to Allied Trades Council, A. H. England, T. Kuan and H- Neelands; delegates
to Trades and Labor Council, R. P, Pettlplece, w- R. Trotter, j. a. McMurray, G. W.
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Konsls. ' Officers: President Jas. Brown;
vice-president, John.' McMillan;, secretary
and managing director, Jas. H, McVety,
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"Work with the President and
the President works with you'
President Suspenders Gusrsnteed
The Struggles of B. C. Workers
In Various forms for Past
Qusrtsr of a Century.
(With this issus Ths Fedsratlonlst contln-
«<• . ths publication of a ssrlss of articles compiled by an old-timer In tho organised labor
movement from authoritative sources, eoy-
erlna tho history of tha looal labor move-
men! for tho past Mrsnty-flrs reara That
ths rovljw will bo asprsolatoabi inn
those who are busy /taaklns history"  tn
The Stevedores' Union was now
strongly entrenched, but Its members
were very migratory, and new ones
kept coming and going, A change had
taken place on tbe waterfront regarding the loading and unloading of ships,
when A. a W. Arnold (August, 1888)
stirred up quite a discussion against a
Mr, Russell, who made a machine to
supercede manual labor In unloading
ships. The C. P. R. trsns-Paciac hid"
employed extensively hand or truck labor In discharging their boats. But
Mr. Arnold, supported by quite a number, held to his guns something after
this fashion: "Admitting the fitness of
machinery In Its proper place as an
alleviator of labor, and as a great factor of civilisation, yet tbe line should
be drawn somewhere," he said. He
contended that all work that could be
done readily by hand should be done
by hand, "If for no other reason than
to carry out the prlnolple to live and
let live." Again, "Did Mr. Russell
think anything at all about the 60 or
60 men whom he calculates one of his
machines will take the place of, and
how will they feel towards him for
thus cutting them oft from this means
ot making an honest living?" He held
that It Is small example of the centralisation of money, as the cash which
heretofore had been divided smongst
the 60 or 60 men would then be centred In Mr, Russell's pocket. "1
think," said Mr, Arnold, "that it Mr.
Russell succeeds with his plans and
places a machine on board the C. P. R.
steamer Abyssinia, the men who have
been accustomed to unloading the
ships would be perfectly justified it
they went in a body and pitched the
whole thing overboard Into the Inlet,"
The capitalist press, of course, ss
well as a number of others, took up
arms against the proposal of Mr. Arnold. It* was claimed by them that It
was regrettable that there wero yet so
many persons In-the community who
"dld'not realize the state of things that
exists today." That the machine should
be .thrown into the Inlet and that the
persons who might commit such an
unlawful act would be fully Justified
In so doing, was condemned as outrageous. The scenes of violence that
occurred during the latter part of the
18th and the earlier portion of the 19th
centuries were recalled. Then tbe authors of some of the inventions which
have so revolutionised the arts and
manufactures, not only saw their machines destroyed by mobs of Ignorant
and prejudiced workmen, but had
sometimes great difficulty in getting
away with their lives.
It was pointed out that a study of
the last 60 years showed how groundless It was to fear the Important inventions, which have made it possible
for one man to do the work of 60 or
more—although occasioning some temporary distress to those Immediately
concerned. "And something must be
done to combat the proposition that
the Interests of all classes In a matter
of this kind are not Identical." It may
be stated that this Incident terminated
In a "short campaign."
C. P. R. Picnic.
The first annual C. P. R. picnic and
excursion took place at Kamloops on
Monday, September 17, 1888, The
train left Vancouver on Sunday evening in charge ot Conductor Dan McDonald, the engineer being Al. Graves.
On October 2,1888, Jas. Orr, M.P.P.,
and others petitioned the city council,
asking permission to construct a street
railway in the city, to run from the
Granville street bridge via Hastings.
Cordova street, and Westminster avenue to the bridge.
. East vs. West End.
A considerable number of people,
principally real estate promoters, engaged In promoting sectional feeling.
They effeeted to believe that the
business section of the city should
be wholly west of Carrall street, and
some held that It should be east of
Camble street. It was also declared
that the high ground with a bluff
for a front facing the shallows of the
harbor were the qualities which a good
business site should possess. Vessels
would thuB rest securely In the slimy
softness of the harbor bottom, while
the bluff would serve to develop
equine muscle and cruelty to animals.
Another large section affirmed that
the city should grow along the deep
waterfront where no bluff existed.
Many were very'weary of walking
to the western suburbs beyond Westminster avenue bridge and the vicinity
of the new smelter works to reach
the public offices. Workingmen were
strong In this contention, as their
places of abode were nearly all in
the east end of the city. Consequently,
to meet the west enders half way the
wiseacres agreed that Carrall street
or Its vicinity was the natural bust-
ness centre, and that the city would
grow eastward, as well as westward.
So Westminster avenue was thought
to be the spot for a proposed new
market site. ThlB controversy was
the beginning of a split between the
east end and west end of the city
which lasted for years, and greatly
retarded progress. The eastenders
gained the majority, and at all elections the workingmen stood by the
east end ticket.. Improved roads were
thus made way towards the eastern
suburbs that grew grass for many a
day. A candidate—be he ever so good
—unless he had the good graces of
the eastern enders was made the tar.
get of all sorts of schemes.
As things now were warming up towards the municipal elections the people ot Seymour street now took
hand. They said that they were being treated meanly, and threatened
the aldermen that they would vote
against them and their proposed
money by-laws unless their grievances
were redressed, as there were stumps
galore In the streets of this locality,
the roadB were not as yet graded,
nor were there any sidewalks to their
houBes, while the claims of those of
the east end were being given so
much attention.
Citizens' Association.
On Friday evening, Oct. 26, 1888, a
meeting, called by private Invitation,
was held In Wilson Hall (upstairs)
corner Cordova and Abbott streets,
for the pursope of taking into
consideration the forming of an association to look after municipal affairs. There were present at the
gathering: Capt Mellon, T. T. Black,
Geo. Hobson, Sen.; Geo. Hobson, Jun.;
A. E. McCartney, Wm, Skene, Jas.
Clute, Frank Granville,   Dr. Boding
had" formed
ton, Dr. Becklngsale, Rev. 3. W. Pad-
ley, Rev, Mr. Clinton, and two or
three others. Mr. Clinton acted as
chairman,, and Mr. Black as secretary,
Dr. Bodlngton spoke at some length,
after-which a series of resolutions
were passed as follows:
(1) The revision ot city's charter
regarding the qualification of aldermen, etc,
(2) Improving the sanitation of the
(8) That municipal affairs be conducted properly and efficiently.
(4) That the association be named
'Vancouver's Citizens' Association."
Ths objective of the association waa
to keep an eye on the doings of the
aldermen. It was to be an organisation by which the citizens, ss a body,
could act towards the accomplishment
of any desired end, and check-mske
the designs of cliques. The association was aa yet in a chrysalis state,
and names were being taken of all
citizens who agreed with lta objects
for the purpose ot forming a membership.
There were now rocks ahead for
all aldermen who did not steer a
straight and unbiased course. This
wss the first association of Its kind
' rated In this city.
At the outset In November the municipal elections were now being eagerly
talked about The "Antls" were strong
In evldenoe, backed up hy organized
labor. Mr. B. V. Bodwell, ex-M. P.,
was to come forth as a gladiator
against Mayor D, Oppenhelmer, but as
things progressed the tide changed.
Mayor Oppenhelmer was presented
with a requisition and accepted on
Nov. 7 to run for mayor,
Mass Meeting.
The first public meeting of the
Citizens' Association was held In Wilson's Hall on Saturday night, Nov.
10th. Mayor Oppenhelmer presided.
There were present about 60 persons.
The object of the meeting Was explained: "In order to afford every
citizen, ratepayer, or property owner
an opportunity of expressing their
Individual and collective opinions relative to the affairs of the city, and
for considering the method to be
adopted for securing to the city the
best men to represent them In the
City Counoll."
Members wishing to Join the Association" were asked "to enroll their
names by handing them to the secretary. Annual subscription, 81.00."
Six months residence was stipulated
for membership.
A. St George Hamersley spoke at
length on the benefits derived from
such an association for the uplifting of city affairs.
Geo. Pollay, a labor leader, supported the association on general
principles, remarking that honest Industry and not money waa the basis
of a city's greatness.
A resolution was presented, but
was withdrawn: "That the qualifications for mayor and aldermen should
be reduced to bl,600, or a rental of
leasehold ot SEOO, and that the franchise qualifications in by-laws be reduced to a leasehold of $300 or freehold of |100."   >
Wm. Brown (afterwards alderman)
opposed this resolution on the grounds
that leaseholders, unless their leases
extended over the period during which
tho by-laws would have effect,
should not be allowed to vote. The
Council was roasted and ho was called
to order.
Capt. Mellon supported Mr. Brown.
Mr. Devlne wanted the resolution
withdrawn as also did Thos. Dunn.
Thos. Dunn said that from what
he had heard In the street and elsewhere, the Impression was that this
present association originated In a
hole-in-the-coraer way. If they wanned an association, let It be one of
the people and he would support It.
Dr. Bodlngton said that tt was necessary to begin with a few In Order
to start anything. An association
could not emnnnte spontaneously from
the electorate like the Goddess Minerva sprang, fully armed, from the
head of Zeus.   It had to grow.
Sam Greer compared the meeting
to the efforts ot the Tooley street
Some one said that it was measures
not men that they desired to discuss.
Mr. Brown Bald that it was Impossible to disassociate men and
measures. He denounced Dr. Bodlngton, tho mayor and councillors tor
personal reasons, intimating that the
cause was his failure to be appointed
to the hospital staff. »
Several signed the roll and the
meeting adjourned to meet shortly.
The municipal campaign was now on,
and a hot one it proved to be, too.
Between Ourselves
Tbe present Federatlonist subscription rate to Unions Is 60 cents per
annum for -24 Issues. On and after
June 8-, with the Inauguration ot our
long-looked-for weekly, the rate will be
76 cents per year, for 62 Issues. While
the price Is Increased It Is actually
lowered about half a cent a copy. In
Vancouver it will cost tbe Federatlonist. 62 cents a year for delivery, leaving only 23 cents to pay the printer.
It means that the Unionists ot Vancouver must Increase the mailing list
by at least 1,000. Will you declare
". . . Thanks very much for The
Federatlonist. I wish It come every
day. It is certainly fine and I enjoy
It belter than anything else I get to
read." — Excerpt from a Brlttanla
Beach machinist's letter to Secretary
McVety of the Local union.
Secretary V. R. Mldgley of the B.
C. F. of I., refuses to allow the chloroforming atmosphere of a Capital City
to influence his activity In the organized labor movement. He Is now
business agent for the Victoria Build;
ing Trades Council and always finds
time to sell a few Federatlonist subscription cards each week.
Over 200 new subs, put on our mailing list outside Vancouver city since
last Issue! Get the spirit Room for
2,000 more by May 15.
Barring unforseei: circumstances,
Tho Fed. will appear as a weekly
publication on June 8th. The sub.
price will remain the same, except
In Vancouver, where delivery will necessitate a raise to $1.25; or 75
cents to unions subscribing in a body.
Meantime friends of Tbe Fed. must
push the sale of sub. cards—at the
old rate.
Union label advertisers declare they
secure results from The Federatlonist   It reaches the spot.
Ten sub. cards,. $7.60. Pay when
you sell them. Order ten before you
fall asleep again.
"Here's $7.50 for 10 Fed. sub. cards,
prompted by a recent Sabbath morning sermon In the Vancouver News-
Advertiser, not Inspired by the Agitator of 1900 years ago, but a much-
repeated apology tor the Increasing
number ot unemployed In this province and a further attempt to poison
the minds of unionists against one
R, P, Pettlplece. Never mind, Parm.,
the more the bosses roast you   tbe
Babbit  Hill  Correspondent
Writ* Trom Pirm'i
-  Potato Patch.
The. B. 0. Blectrlc Railway have in
their employ a few individuals who
have little conception of elementary
principles. Just Imagine any members of a union like the Street Railwayman saying: "If the company csn-
not find me more work to do, I'll have
to pay the company for letting me
work. I refer to the run from Broadway weat to Shaughnessy Heights."
He should be sentenced to read the
editorials of the News-Ad.
The optimist sees the roses without
thorns and the pessimist sees the
thorns only, The hardest thing for a
urge number of working men to see
Is • steady Job,
During the dlseusston of the Principles of Socialism at a recent meeting
of Victoria Painters' union, the chairman, an anti, declared the motion out
of order, and made a ruling that no one
would ha allowed to leave the meeting,
tt waa about 10 o'clock in the evening.
One of the members, who lives In the
"rhubarbs," wanted to go home. The
warden stood in the way. The member In question, an ex-wrestler of no
mean ability, left the meeting, but
took the door snd warden along with
him.—The. Strenuous Life.
A rose has fallen from the chaplet
ot the Organisation Committee. They
failed to visit the Railway Carmens'
meeting on April 22nd. What was the
reason, Jlmmle?
News-Ad. editor: "A head, Impure,
sinful, quite of brain and soul,"—Revised version, '  ' ■
If the business agents these days
were like Aladdin all they would have
to do: Rub the lamp and tbe slaves
appear along with all the other slaves
of the lamp, Fortunately for the business agents and slaves, the days for
Arabian Nights entertainment are, like
the age ot miracles, past, and the
only entertainment left Ib the public
utterances of Alderman Williamson.
Business Agent Burnham of the U.
B. Is a very busy man these days, trying to get union carpenters to do
the work, A number of the contractors seem to be of the'opinlon that the
business agents should keep the out-
of-works In cold storage, so that when
the most high and mighty Job-owners
are compelled to send for men they
will not require to wait for them; so
Indignant are employers when they
ring for help unless the men go to the
jobs instanter.   -
Who waa Moses? He was tbe man,
who wrote the constitution of the
Amalgamated Society of Carpenters on
tablets.of stone, end when he looked
upon his handiwork he Immediately
undone It, but the Society, though It
did get a setback at that time, recovered and is steadily Increasing its
We regret to state that our esteemed
fellow-slave, Bro, Jackson, has started
on a sojourn to that far and distant
country of Stlave Lake. There he will
reside for some moons, until he gets
some jlmmy-o-Bobllns together so as
he may spend the rest of the year in
a warmer climate than the Province
of British Columbia provides. Meanwhile the habitues ot Labor ball are
going about with mournful countenances in the absence of a man who1
"loves" his boss. .
. Perhaps the barnacles clinging to
the Ship of Labor In Tuesday's issue ot
tre Dally Province belong to the
News-Ad., or, they may have had a
clean-up at the Court house.
Real estate in British Columbia finds
some mischief still for legal minds to
Bruce men st "large"—The editor of
the Saturday Sunset.
The only people that have no hope
of some day buying real estate in British Columbia are the people beneath
real estate.
The people responsible for the subdivision of Coquttlam probably Intend
to sub-divide land adjacent to the
South Pole. It's a good buy; or rather,
The carpenters, plasterers and electricians who work ten hours per day
at the Provincial Asylum for the Insane at Coquttlam are on a fair way to
occupy a place In It when It Is finished.
The only time the Dally Province
carries the Union Label ot the Allied
Printing Trades Is when there is a
strike on.
Bread is the staff of life, and there
Is always a chance of getting bread
with the Union Label,
At a recent meeting of Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council, the Painters' delegate reported that only two
members had voted against the endorsatlon of the Principles of Socialism. The Civic Employees' delegate
reported that only two ot their members had voted In favor of the proposition. Why not get together, MeB-
sleurs le Painter and Civic Employee?
The only people in Vancouver who
can bring about better conditions in
the carpenter trade Ib the carpenters
themselves. Why not go after some of
the bosses that are trying to rob you
of that 25 cnts per day? Or, bettor
still, go after tho school board; they
are a bunch of fossils anyway. Tho
rustees of the Vancouver School Board
have missed their vocation. It Is a
Dorcas Sewing Circle they should be
In charge of.
Thanks to Nightmare Flndlay the
I. W. W. is on the map.
The reason the Good Government
League does not Insist on the Firemen
attending church is that the Firemen
have such a h of a time on this
earth that they have no fear of anything that might hnppen when they
shuffle off.
Mayor Flndlay:—If It costs an Italian workman $90 to buy a five-year
job from a civic foreman, how long
would it take an Englishman to secure
a job on the police force without consulting the Conservative Association
uetter we like you. And the fact that
the unionists of Vancouver keep right
on electing you by acclammation to
the highest offices within their organization should offset the strong
tribute the bosses' press pay you by
selecting you as their target. It must
peeve you, Parm., as a member of
that 'sane and conservative' Typo,
union, to ofttlmes set the lying trash
you are compelled to on the selfsame
newspapers. I remember you once
saying the reoson you remained In the
labor movement was because of the
men and interests who would like to
see you out of tt. If that he so, I
trust you will continue to merit the
attention paid you by the Vancouver
dally press. Here's to you—may The
Fed. become a weekly—and more
power to your elbow. Regards to Mrs.
Parm. and the six little Parma."—
A. J. Wolfe, Nakusp, B. C.
We Belong to no Union
Our prices are not controlled by
any combine. We appreciated ths
fact that workingmen sever receive any too much lor tail only
commodity they have to sell, sad
believe they are entitled to Ihe
very best, at the very Istsst
market prices.
Our First AmkuI dnnwi Sill
is a "Hummer". Try us on Hard-
ware, Groceries, Stationery and
Provisions. Your money is well
spent'at the HONIG STORES.
&&60 Hastings St East
Named Shoos Are. L—_—,-—,
Mid* In Non-Vatm ristor(M
Do not buy "any Shoe
np matter what its name, unless it bean a
plain and readable impression of thlt Stamp.
All shoes without tha Union Stamp are
always Non-Union,
MS Summer Street, Boston, Haas.
John F. Tobin, Pros. Chas. L. Bains, see.-Treae.
Get Your Money's Worth
Many dealers will try to induce you io take some, other brand
Why ?     For larger proBta sake.       Don't let them fool you.
Or America rtt_ter
patronizes a Bar should not car/
irs'st upon being served by Ussoa
Mixologists, but demand
The Kegs Bear tha Label
"Boom all Union Labels"
Don't You
Want to
Do That ?
—should receive the support of trades unionists
above all labels. Every time it is used it means
a boom for all labels and unionism. Q Union
newspapers are more favorable to organized labor
than non-union sheets, <J That's support yon
want when in trouble. <J By demanding their
label you not only help printers, but advance
labor's cause, and that HELPS HUMANITY.
Select your Cigars from Boxes bearing this Label
The Beer Without
a Peer
The Vancouver Breweries
Limited — ?-l—— 7 '  -
MdNO/lV, rVJAY t, \M
Whale Brand
A (pedal cut, made by union
girls, under the supervision si a
unionist, who thoroughly understands the overall needs and requirements of Vancouver wage
workera. Ask your merchant
(or them and look for both the
Union and Whale Brand
22 Water Street Phone Sey. 1993
Tiie High Cost of Living
FOR some time there 1ms boen more or less talk in regard to the high
cost of living. Knowing the prices which we sell good groceries at,
we have always felt there waa a great deal of exaggeration in the
statements made. ,,-■■'
■    But tliere- ..live been a few Instances which have been personally mentioned to the writer of this nd. which makes us believe that
possibly there Is more truth In what has been said of the high cost of
living than we had any idea of. ..
while coming down town In a car the other day, a gentleman friend
and his wife asked me the price at which we sold 18-lb. sacks of sugar.
The lady said she had bought, amongst other things, a sack of sugar at
a store where they had charged her $1.35, which is 20c more than our
A relation of mine neglected to order a doten of eggs from our store
and telephoned her liuHband to bring up a dozen. He stooped in to a store
near his home and bought a dozen of their best eggs, for which he paid
60c.   Our price at the same time was 36c. ■■ :-'-'"_,
A member of our staff forgot to send butter home the other day. His
wife sent to a nearby store and had to pay 46c for a pound of butter. Our
price for the best butter Ib 2 lbs. for 75c. _. _ __       , .
We could mention several more just such instances—but the point
we wish to Impress on your mind is when you criticize the prices of goods
today with what they have been, are you fair?
Is It not your own fault you pay exhorbltant prices?
From day to day we quote. In the World and Province, prices on good
goods, to acquaint you with the values we offer. V-
If you are sincere In your desire to reduce the high cost of living, the
opportunity Is yours.   Buy at Edgett's.
The H. A. Edgett Co., Ltd.
Phone Exchange 5868
Tne 1912
The Indian Motorcycle is the Ideal
Machine for the Business Man
The Motorcycle of Quality, Material, Speed and Workmanship..
The Records ot the Psft ate Good Enough Evidence
It represents the acme of perfection as far as Speed, Power and Reliability are concerned.
It amply fulfils the wants of the public whose requirements have not
received the attention they deserve.
The winner of The Tourist Trophy, held in July, 1911, on the Isle
of Man, England.
108 Hastings St. East Phone Sey. 2794
Agents for Massey-Hanit Bicycles and Indian Motorcycles
Tbe government of New Brunswick
has established a Bureau ot Labor.
lta function will be to collect and publish Information relating to labor organisation, Including the number of
men and women employed, hours engaged, and scale of wages. All labor
difficulties, such as strikes, etc., as
well as the relation of labor to capital, will come under the jurisdiction ot
the bureau.—District Ledger.
If easy running, fast cutting and an absolute guarantee count for anything in a hand saw, then every mechanic should use this Simondi Saw.
It is certainly much different from other saws. Let us tell you why,
or better yet, let the Simonds tell its own story.
111 Hastings St. W.
Phone Seymour 204
The Most Wonderful Range in
The World
You'll think so, if you take
time to look it over. You'll
know it after you have had
one in your kitchen for a
few weeks
You'll find this Peer of all
Ranges at the store of
W. R. Owen
2337 Main Street
Phone Fairmont 447
The Westminster Labor Temple
Company seem to have no reason for
kicking, In view of the satisfactory
report at last week's meeting. Out
ot 6000 shares, 4341 have been sold
at par at $1 each. At a recent meeting of the directors, the Issue of the
remaining 1669 was arranged, to meet
the expense ot contemplated alterations to the building, costing about
The company is Incorporated at
The directors for the year are as
follows: R. A. Stoney, Typos; Walter
Dodd, Street Railway Employees;
Thomas Turnbull, Carpenters; J. B.
Chockley, Plumbers; P. Paulson, Bartenders; Sid. Mslcolmson, Auditor.
Here we arel Here we are! Who
are we? We are the boys of the
U. B, of C. Our object: To discourage piece work; to encourage an
apprentice system and a higher
standard of skill and, by legal and
proper means, to elevate the moral,
Intellectual and social conditions of
all our members, and to Improve the
trade. Our phone number is Seymour
1380. Any carpenter wishing to make
the acquaintance of his fellow workers, we will be pleased to hear from.
We meet In the Labor hall every Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Prospects
are exceedingly bright for the summer,
and with the assistance of our agents,
together with the help of the men
on the jobs, It will not be long before we are back to the standard
of a year ago. A number of clearance
cards coming In and also applications
from new members. In common with
other unions in the Building Trades,
our slogan is: 'Get after the non-union
men, boys, and show him how he can
become a more intelligent workman
by joining the union and help to maintain the standard of living we now
have; teach him to say: That although
we can't all be Irishmen yet there
Is nothing too good tor us, if we
have the strength to take and keep.
The Sign Writers.
Sign Writers, No. 805, is still doing
business every second and fourth
Tuesday In Labor' hall. We had a
visit from the Organization Committee
of the Trades and Labor Council and
the pleasure of listening to a very
interesting address on tbe future development of British Columbia by His
Nibs. We were asked what part we
Intended to take in helping the movement. The necessity ot subscribing
to the B. C. Federatlonist was also
drawn to our attention and copies of
the paper were given to every member present, and those that did not
subscribe to the paper have promised
to think the matter over, so that one
real thing did happen at our last
meeting. Au revolr; not Tra-La-Loo!
—J. M. M.
The Safe of the City Hall
He sees Findlay punch the
Says the daily press of a service
conducted in Holy Rosary Church,
"Father Madden dealt at some
length with the Influence ot socialism
on the community. Socialism, he said,
is a day dream and its chief fault
Is that it does not take Into account
human nature. The ideate of socialism may be good, but it was Impossible to bring them to full fruition,
on account of the fact of the (rallies
of human nature, Socialism as an
Ideal, might be a desirable state to
attain, but ao long as human.nature
was aa It was, there was no possibility
of realising Its alms."
Yet an ever Increasing number of
the world's workers prefer to take a
chance on the day dreams of socialism
to the nightmare of capitalism.
Human nature doesn't regulate the
price of coal.
Washington Federation of Labor.
Secretary Taylor of Washington
State Federation of Labor reports organization work throughout the state
going on with Increased vigor. During the past month a number of local
organizations have been formed, to-
gether with a trades council at Bl-
lensburg. Prospects sre bright for
placing President Csse permanently
in the.field on a monthly salary, replies from the unions to the suggestion
that he devote his entire time to the
field work being extremely favorable
from all quarters.
Labor Temple "The Real Thing."
International officers and members
ot unions not living in Seattle do not
hesitate to praise our Labor Temple.
We should feel equally proud. The
following from the Portland Labor
Press shows what is thought of our
temple In our Bister city:
"Seattle union labor has good reason to be proud of its Labor Temple.
It Is the real thing. Owned by labor
and commodious, It is a- great binder
of the forces ot unionism together In
the metropolis ot the Sound. Modern
accommodations and plenty of committee rooms, well lighted, a free reading room, adjacent to but a little out
of the business district, the Seattle
Labor Temple Is a credit to the city
and to the entire movement."—Union
Brotherhood. District Council.
What about, the North and South
Vancouver Locals of the Brotherhood
of Carpenters? They are fully aware
of the hard tight confronting them to
get all the trustworthy carpenters to
awake to the need for organization.
If we are ever going to get anything
worth having. We are doing It, too.
Business Agents Williams, Grant and
Phillips, of the U. B. District Council, are sure going after the applications from the more Intelligent portion of the carpenters In these districts.—A. M.
Branoh 2, A. 8. of C. and J.
Just watch us grow! Branch 2 of
the Amalgamated can afford to sit
back and watch the youngsters work
their heads off trying to Increase their
membership. All honor to them, say
we; but "an old horse for a hard
road" Is a saying that's true, thoush
It's not very new, and for an old-
timer we can't help but feel gay, seeing that we initiated five new members st our April 23 meeting. Contractors may come, contractors and
master builders' associations may go
in but you know the rest.
Convention for "Sand Rats."
The referendum vote of the membership of the International Molders'
union on the question of holding a
convention this year resulted favor
ably, the majority tor a convention
being 8035. The convention will be
held In Milwaukee, commencing September 9. It Is Just 53 years since the
molders held their first convention.
Cement Workers Smoke.
Thst was some smoker the Cement
Workers pulled off last Friday evening. The "poor Scotchman'' Is sorry
for not being present; It wss the only
night he had to himself. "One ot the
party was Scotch and the other party
had no money either." Rotten Joke,
bal jove!
Plumbers and Stesmfltters.
The Plumbers are increasing their
membership every meeting snd most
of the boys are working; although
there are a few Steamfltters Idle.
As soon as the new Labor Temple
Is ready a smoker will be held and
the secretary of tho B. T. C. held up
for a speech.
Carpenters' Unions to Unite.
The Carpenters of Winnipeg, both
Amslgamated and Brotherhood, are
going to amalgamate. A meeting Is
to be called tor the purpose ot discussing ways and means early next
Rook Crushers Well Orgsnlssd.
There are no non-union Marble
Cutters, Stone Cutters or Granite
Cutters west ot the Rocky Mountains,
This Is what the Plumbers would call
lead pipe cinch.   .
"Rancho Disappearance, April 25.—
Oh, Farm! Everything Is lovely.
Lost the ranch three times and ourselves twice. . . . Please get mo a
setting of Black Langsban eggs. Have
a setting hen. . . ."—Latest tidlngB
from Perm's Potato Patch.
Ambitions City's Amalgamated.
North Vancouver,. April 30. — The
future of this1 growing city Is now
assured. The Amalgamated Society
of Carpenters have organized a branch
over here, and tor a youngster it can
give cards and spadea to any other
Carpenters' union on the Pacific coast
twice Its membership, and we do not
want you fellow-unionists over in
Vancouver to get the Idea into your
heada that you are the only organizers
because you're not. Pretty lively
youngster?—J. H. D.
Chicago Carpenters 8ecure Incresse.
Sixteen thousand carpenters in
Chicago have had their wages Increased from 60 to 65 cents per hour,
with an agreement to lsst for three
years. Organisation is responsible tor
this result. Vancouver carpenters
could do with a little of the "Chicago
■ir—V-iT ' m<~ft -,.-» i
George Heathsrton Joins Local Forces.
George Heatherton, a well-known
member of the Western Federation
of Miners, until recently president ot
District 6, of Greenwood, B. C, has
become a resident ot Vancouver, and
Is already taking part in the organized
labor movement in this territory.
Touching the Only Vltsl Spot.
According to reports, unionists all
over the Dominion are giving tbelr
support to the striking Garment Workers at Baton's Toronto establishment
by refusing to purchase their goods,
and that firm Ib feeling the effect of
the boycott.
Will Receive Answer Next January.
The Nanalmo school board refused
to allow the children a holiday on
May 1, when the miners of the Island
met there to celebrate, for tbe first
time, International Labor Day. Only
one alderman supported tbe proposal.
Electrical Workers, No. 621.
What has gone wrong with the
Electricians of No. 621? They are
not regular attendants at the meetings
of the Building Trsdes Council. Come
on, Esty, put some lite Into the dele-
gates and have them attend.
Chairman McKenna at Winnipeg,
Frank McKenna, general chairman
of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen
of America, whose residence Is in
Cranbrook, B. C, is In Winnipeg on
official business in connection with
his organization.
Electrical Hoisting Engineers.
The International Union of Steam
and Electrical Hoisting Engineers Is
now considering the advisability of
placing an organizer In British Columbia, as there Is no other province that
offers such excellent opportunities for
A lot of guff Is being printed in the
Labor press Just now about tbe sorrows of the business agent, and the
ungrateful criticism and harsh re-
buffs that harrow his soul, In return
for his unselfish labors. What did any
business agent expect when he took
on the Job In the first place? Every
one of them knew what he was going
up against, but he took It on because
he also knew that It was as much to
his Interest to have his trade organised as any one else's. He knew that
somebody had to do tbe work, and
he happens to be the goat tor the
time being, and he knows that he will
have to take these things as all In
the day's work. "The kicker (synonym—loafer) we have always with
Rebels Join In Real Unity.
The I. W. W. charter recently
granted in Nelson, B. C, bas been
rescinded, and a Federal Labor Union
formed, affiliated with the Trades and
Labor Counoll ot that city.
So thoroughly does the profit system
control the governments of all countries today that no calamity is great
enough to make them take drastic
and effective action for tbe protection
of life, where such action will inter
fere with profit-making.
The national convention of the Socialist Party of the U. S. will be held
In Indianapolis on May 12.
After a fight of years, Labor In the
State of Ohio has at last succeeded In
abolishing convict labor in that portion of the home of the free.
It seems to be the general consensus
ef opinion among tbe unionists of tbe
interior and the mainland generally
that the next convention, the third,
of the B. O. Federation of Labor
should be held In the new Labor
Temple at Vancouver, and tbe following one at Nelson, B. C.
If the vote is as pronounced as
the discussion the above programme
is assured.
The Quebec Dally Telegraph, under
date of April 17, says:
The meeting called under the auspices of the local Federated Trades
and Labor Council and held in St.
Joseph's HaU last evening, was attended by a large and representative
gathering ot organised workers ot the
district, who assembled to bear Canada's labor chief, Mr. J. C. Watters,
president of the Dominion Trades and
Labor Congress, who Is making a tour
of Canada In the Interests of the labor
movement. Mr. Watters, who is a
westerner, proved by the eloquence
of his discourse, to have a thorough
knowledge and grasp of the labor
movement. Mr. Watters, who spent
several weeks In Ottawa during the
last session, told those present what
the Congress had done In the Federal
Capital in the interest of Ubor legislation, and he seemed to be thoroughly satisfied with the strides which the
labor movement waa making throughout Canada.
Referring to tbe labor conditions in
Quebec, Mr. Wstters promised to take
Into consideration the interests of the
Iabpr movement In this district, and
asked the assembly to constitute themselves as missionaries in the labor
cause, which, be said, was just and
bound to advance. Mr, Watters' remarks were warmly received and appreciated and he was tendered a
hearty vote of thanks.
Mr. M. Walsh also made some happy remarks, referring to the importance and value of Mr. Wattera' address.
The assembly was presided over by
Mr. M. Martel, president of the local
Council, while Mr. J. LaRocque acted
as secretary.
Something New
If you are rupture! you should
have the best This means that
you are looking tor a new Johnston Appliance.
Write or Call for Information
Private Fitting Rooms
The Johnson Trass Mfg.
Phone Sey.   P«    594 Richard
6760 llO.       Street
Fted Petty
HAS moved from
518 Hornby St
Labor Temple
order a suit come in
and. look over our
stock. Usethelabel
E. T. Kingsley
"The shop where progressive thought is
merged with the
artistio"   .
goods a
Dealers in
Stoves and Metals
Stove Castings and Repairs Kept
in slock
138 Cordova St. East
Up-to-Date Union
Cot. Homer and Hastings Streets
Visit Our New House "-***
Furnishing Department
' 4] Housefumishing buyers will find it to their great advantage to spend
some time in this new department looking over out lines of household
necessities. We are showing the most complete assortment in enamel-
ware, tinware, aluminumware, woodenware, wire goods, crockery,
kitchen utensils and kitchen furniture, and ofier
Best Values at the Lowest Possible Prices
. Q The Markets have yielded us their best — for kitchen, pantry and
laundry. We cordially invite you to inspect our goods
Between Abbott and Carrall
"Best Three Dollar Hat on Earth"
Richardson & Potts
417 Granville Street, Phone 3822
Building Hardware, General Hardware, Tools for
the Carpenter, Cement-worker, Plasterer, Machinist
Bricklayer, and all the other trades. Lawn Mowers,
Rakes, Spades, Hose and the other requisites to
make your home look neat and tidy.
McTaggart & Moscrop
7 Hastings
St. W.
For All That Is Good and New in
T. B. Cuthbertson & Co., Limited
MS Hastings W. tit Hastings W. 630 Granville
Tan Shoes Ate the Shoes for the Spring Season
High or Low Cut as You Prefer
Button or Blucher
WT     sfl P P     2M MAIN STREET
•   Joj    \J  SK  M\ Opposite the City Hall
tm Handle
Overalls, Hats
Gloves, Pants
See Our Special Workingmen's Special
Suits from $15 to $25
43, 47, 49 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C.
Macdonald, Marpole Company, Ltd.
Port Mann
I have for sale business and residential property in the official town-
site and acreage immediately adjoining. Full information, official
maps, etc., sent upon request
6 Winch Bldg. Vancouver, B.C.


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