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Fourth'/ ar, No. 67.
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(President B. C.,Federation of Labor)
CUMBERLAND, B. C July 17.-
The odious record" of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., ot Vancouver Island, Is too well known for
any recital of It to he necessary here,
The successors of the Dunsmuir crowd
are the -Mackensle ft Mann people,
and from the following It Is evident
that tbey Intend to keep up the unsavory reputation of their predecessors.
On May 23 last, a miner named WU-
Ham Logan was killed ln No. 5 mine,
Cumberland, B, C, hy a tall ot rock.
The verdict of the Jury at the Inquest
was "accidental death."
He left behind him a widow about
30 years of age, a girl about 4 years
and a boy of 6 years.
Mrs, Logan, since the death of her
husband, Is without means of support, and with the object of securing
some compensation for the loss of her
hnphnnd, she went to the company's
office In Cumberland and was there
received by Mr. Lockhart, the local
superintendent, and Mr. J. W. Clinton,
the cashier. These two officials, who
must do their, utmost to keep down
expenses in order to hold their Jobs,
would not consent to a representative
of the Miners'1 Union, being present
with Mrs. Logan at the Interview,
they told her that she had no claim
upon them whatever, but that they
would let her occupy a four-room
house in the village of Cumberland,
rent tree, so that she could sublet to
boarders that portion of the house
whloh she did not need, tor the accommodation of herself and family. The
commodious nature of their offer
would be more nttlng for the accommodation of their own stock of generosity thkn'for boarders.
However, during the course of the
Interview, these officials were informed by Mrs. Logan that the local
doctor had told her she must go, as
early aB possible, to the Old Country
ln order that she might be operated
upon by a skilled Burgeon. Then our
friends were carried away by a flood
of charitable feeling, and in the momentary weakness of their sympathy
they offered to pay for her a third-
clasB fare, and that ot her children,
to the Old Country. They alio said
they would make her an allowance
until she had recovered. At the same
time they thoughtfully omitted to
slate any amount or to offer any guarantee that they would pay anything.
Having thus opened the floodgates
of Charity they recommended her to
go home and think about It and call
again the next day,
Meanwhile, the officials of District
38, United Mine Workers of America,
of which William Logan was a member, were carefully., following the attempt Iff fdWie'this'inter wtdo*->to
sign away her legal right to compensation, and on their advice, Mrs. Logan, has refused to accept the
wretched offer made to her by the
. At the final Interview the officials
told her' that the U. M. W. ot A. had
no money and could do notblng for
She has, however, decided to leave
her case In the hands of the.Union,
which has a membership of 400,000,
nnd an International treasury of
They will endeavor to secure her
legal rights for her and at the same
time prove to any miners who are
not In the Union that It Is In their interest to Join.
This matter will be closely watched
by. The Federatlonist, which Is ln
existence for the purpose ot exposing
the way In which "vested interests"
In this province endeavor to take advantage of the dire necessity ot fath
erless children and widows, in orderf
to make more profits for Idle share-'
Ouelph Convention Will Probably
Be Liberally Attended by
Wet tern Delegate!.
New Westminster Trades nnd Labor
Council is among the first of the B. C.
central bodies to elect a delegate- to
the Ouelph convention ot the Trades
and Labor. Congress of Canada,'ami
Del; D. 8. Cameron was the choice.
At the January convention In Victoria
of the II. C. Federation of Labor,' R. P.
Pettlplece was unanimously chosen ae
the representative of that body, Vancouver Trades and Labor Council will
likely make an effort to send a delegate, or perhaps two ln view of the
distance involved and the financial difficulty of Iocs! un'ons being represented. Victoria, of courte, will be on
deck with one or two delegates,, The
Street Railway Employees In Vancouver may send a representative. District 28, Vancouver Island, and District
18, Crow's Nest Pass, will assuredly be
on the Job. And if the Western Federation of Miners finally decide (now
In convention at Victor, Colo.), to af-
filllate and pay the per capita tax on
their membership tn Canada, District
6 can safely be depended upon to respond with a quota of delegates.
In view of the recent official visit ot
Minister of Labor T. W. Crothers and
labor conditions generally in Western
Canada, It Is Imperative that this territory shall be well represented at the
coming Congress convention. For, after all, tt Is there that the' questions
must be brought up, threshed out and
whipped Into shape for presentation to
the various legislative bodies of the
Dominion; be the results what they
may. It the,results are not satisfactory bo much' the more reason for the
convention. It will be Just as well to
find out why and the remedy, so that
the correct line ot action may he
taken by organized labor throughout
In connection with the convention
naturally enough the question ot ex-
pense of sending delegates has to be
considered. Under date of July 10
Sec-Treas. P. M. Draper, Ottawa,
writes as follows: "I have been unable to secure a rate tor the convention from the Province of B. C, but
am advised that on Sept. 4th, 5th, 6 th,
7th and 8th cheap' summer tourist
rates from points In B, C. to Ouelph
at 101.50 will be available.   These tic-
limit I believe these tickets aid the
conditions under which they are sold
will suit -the delegates from B(C; all
right, and I shall be obliged It you
will give It space ln The B. C. Federatlonist."
Every union In this province
without exception should be affiliated with the B. O. Federation
of Labor, and see that representatives are sent to the next convention in January at Victoria.
Questions of utmost importance
to wage workers will be taken
up by the delegates.
Meantime the executive, board
Is overlooking no opportunities,
as far as finances make it possible, to further the interests ot
Let's make the B. C. Federation of Labor the One Big Union
of this province; the one fighting organlsaton ot the working
Unanimously Heated by ths a. O. Vs*
•ration or Hater, la ooaventioa, a.
Bspnsentatlve at tha Coming Ojtatph
CO&VMtion of the Trades and Labor
Congress ol Canada.
kets bear going Umlt of fifteen days
with final return limit to October 31st,
and will be good for stopovers within
Geo. Pettigrew, executive) board
member ot tbe U. M. W. of A,, with
headquarters at Nanalmo, Is in Denver,
Colo., enroute home from Indianapolis,
where he attended a meeting of the
general executive board of the bituminous miners last week, i   .
He writes that the reports .given
from the Anthracite regions as to the
agreements recently signed there were
fairly satisfactory. The number of
men employed In the three districts
before the stoppage, was nearly 170,-
000 and the. number ln the organisation was only some 40,000. Since securing the agreement with the coal
operators, the coal-diggers are coming
Into the union In thousands, 60,000
having already Joined. IMS looks
good, as It Is usually the other why
about: when an agreement has boon
signed and a strike over, then the men
often forget the union. The number
ot miners on strike throughout tbe
Jurisdiction ot the U. M. W. ot'A. St'
present does not number more than
6000 or 7000, spread over fife or six
places. .,
District conventions aro baric held
In Washington, Wyoming and Montana this month to present their de-.
mands to the operators, and on Vancouver Island, B. C, a similar convention may be held by the end ot the
month, and It Is believed concessions
will be granted by the mint owners!
without a strike. ,     ,;.■ f
Arrangements have been completed!
by the national executive hoard to
have the unorganised all line d up;
lecturers will be put In the field and
an educational campaign wln.be carried on all over the country,-
Org. Pettigrew expresses the belief
that the United Mine Workers has a
big future before It
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meete* by X?ew Westminster Trades aad
Labor Oouoll aa Delegate to tat
Ouelph Convention ef tha Trades aad
Labor OoMrees ef Canada, Opening
leptamber I.
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Thirteen Vancouver moving picture houses have declared for the "open shop" and last week locked
out all members of the Moving Picture Operators' Union who would not sign a declaration renouncing
their union. Only four were willing to sell tbelr manhood and liberty at such a price. The B. C. Moving Picture Exhibit Association has Imported "foreign" scabs to replace their union operators, and the fight
is on. The local union has received the. endorsatlon of the'Trades and Labor Council and a vigorous
campaign has been Inaugurated to see that only union houses are patronised hereafter. A permanent
joint committee has been organised tor the purpose ot keeping up the fight until union men are employed. As usual this year the city hall authorities are on the side ot the bosses, and there seems to be no
difficulty in getting licenses issued to the Imported non-unionists by a patriotic olty electrician. Perhaps
a fire or two, with frightful consequences, as the result of employment of Incompetent operators handling films, always dangerous enough, will teach the only lesson that seems to compel action to ensure
safety of women and children.
Following is a list of the UNION MO VINO PICTURE HOUSES, the only ones entitled to the support
of unionists, their wives, children or sympathisers: Maple . Leaf, Family, Granville street; Majestic,
Royal, Crystal, Hastings Btreet; Fraser, 49th and Fraser; Fairmont, 19th and Main; Cedai Cottage
tig. Following Is a list of .the NON-UNION HOUSES, whfch/hould be avoided as a plague:     Province,,
Princess, Electric, Savoy, Hastings street; Domlnforrf fJrtmvW*, Falfvlew, GranvlUo-street;. Lyric. Cordova street; Bijou, Carrall street; Star, Main street; Temple, 25th  and' Main';   Broadway,   Broadway; "",
Orandvlew, Park Drive.
When in Doubt
far Sale by
NOT only are they
Canadian manufacture, but they are union
made, and no union
man should wear any
other kind.
The fact that they
are union made proves
that they are well
made, and the name
"Peabody" Ib your quality guarantee.
Price: $1.25
COMPARE THEM—Note the fit, yardage, number' of
pockets, finish, etc. There's no other overalls tbat can
hold a candle with them for good values.
LOOK AT THE JACKETS—They are equally good. Note
the gauntlet cuffs, and the uniform band collar, and then
you'll be satisfied there's only one good jacket, that's the
one made by Peabody..
Hudson's Bay Stores
Brotherhood Writer Hopes to See
Woodworkers Follow One-Or-
ganiaition Principle.
(Victoria Brotherhood of CarpenterB)
VICTORIA, July 17.—If any one
thing has been uppermost ln the minds
of No. 1848 the past week, it has been
the sojourn In the city, and amongst
us as a brother of J. W. Bruce, inter-
national organizer of the Plumbers and
Steamfltters' union. The amalgamation of the two societies, while a few
years ago was beyond all consideration, Is now the order of the day.
In Victors everything Is organization
and rightly so. We do not live alone,
but for all humanity, and the man who
thinks he Is able to cope with life's
conditions, irrespective of association,
has not the slightest conception of
the onward movements and the pro.
gresslve policies that are now being
'TIs true, as ln all matters, when
the smaller Ib swallowed by the larger, that many difficulties will arise,
and envy, malice and selfishness on
the part of officials ln high places will
be manifested, but with Victoria just
entering upon Unionism, Bro. Bruce's
visit to the city was both timely and
beneficial. Bro. Bruce did us good,
His advice and the aptness with which
he does things leads men on to higher
alms and better ideals. Federation
along all branches; a unity of purpose; an unbroken phalanx all along
the line seemed to strike every unionist as the solution ot the Industrial
problem. An open or secret hostility, or
the braggadocio of some who would regard their own craf t.as God'B own Institution, and all others as copyrights or
an open declaration to fight or carry
on a guerilla warfare, will only open
the chusin the wider, and postpone the
day when the man of toil shall become
May the federation of all the pipe-
fitting trades be a lesson to the woodworking craft, and may the officials
continually keep their ears to the
ground, and Instead of Impeding the
movement for a closer alllgnment and
affiliation, may they be the first to
encourage a real, definite progressive
policy for federation.
As to local conditions, the month of
June was a trifle better than May.
While large permits, like the one about
to be Issued to the new high school or
to the huge steel structures now
ready for their foundation, may swell
the amount of the permits for any
one month, nevertheless the work tn
our line remains about normal with
but little variation.
The tourist travel Is at Its height
and men of prominence have recently
given expression of the bright future
in store for tbe Island. The B. C.
thing like il 1,000,000, which certainly
Electric company Is spending some-
portends a large, rustling center of
activity ln no distant day, and it Is
up to Unionists to see that they shall
lay the foundation sure und steadfast
In this city if they would grasp the
situation of the morrow.
Ten Federatlonist sub. cards, good for
one year, for $7.60. Order now, pay
when sold at II each.
Beginning with this week The
Federatlonist will be delivered
by carrier in Vancouver City.
The change is necessitated by
an Increased local mailing list,
and a desire to further add to
the number.
The city has been divided Into
districts, Or routes, sixteen at
present, and inducements will
be made to the carriers that will
ensure an extension of The Fed-
eratlonlst's circulation.
The service has been placed
in the hands of the Northwest
Messenger Co. Their telephone
number Ib 9240. Notice of
change ot address can be given
to the carriers or phoned to the
Messenger company direct.
In addition to the above arrangements The Federatlonist
will also be sold by newsboys
on the streets, distributors taking 2,000 a week to commence
What is needed now Is an
eight-page paper. At present
there are too many advertisements for four pages and not
enough for the Increased number of pageB. If the unionists
of the province will boost the
circulation the question of advertising patronage will solve Itself.
You know the rest.
Victoria Strike Off.
The Factory Workere' strike at Victoria has been called oft and the old
conditions have been returned to. The
movement was too local to get results.
All the Pacific Coast mills and all the
men ln the industry should be lined
up for tbe next effort to shorten the
yard-stick for labor.
Number of Matters Referred to
Executive Committee by Con-
vention Being Dealt With.
Sec-Treas. Mldgley of the B. O. Federation of Labor has issued a call for. per
capita tax for the ensuing six months.
Excerpts from the call read:"   .
"The second annual convention of the
Federation, held at Victoria In January
Increased the per capita tax to  '
(President B, C. Federation of Labor)
NANAIMO, July 1T.-Th* Extension
mines on Vancouver Island an situated about five miles from. Naalmo,
and are worked by coal miners who
travel from Ladysmlth to th* mines
and back saeh day.
Until about a week ago the hollars
whloh supply steam tor tits pit-head
machinery were stoked by Chinamen
who were paid W.76 per day. The**
Chinese struck work last wtak-aod for
a rile In wage* of II cents par W
whloh would raise them to 11.91.
The company refused to pay ta*
raise and got whit* (?) man to tak*
the place of the Chin*** at $1.00 per
day, hoping thereby that the Chinese
would abandon their efforts to tain a
rise and go back at the old rat* of
Th* company, to make sure that ttt*
whit* man would help them to defeat the Chinese, bar* promised them
that the work will In future be done
entirely by whit* men, and the pity of
It. la that the whit* men hair* not
enough sense to know that wh*n the
company hair* used tham to defeat
th* Chinese th* Chinese will be taken
back and the whites discharged.
The United Mine Workers of
America have taken the tnattsr up
and Intend to stand by the Chinese la
their efforts to raise wage*. Byway
of showing they are in earnest the
Mine Workers' have already expelled
those ot th*lr members who hare
taken, th* places of th* Chinese, and
are prepared to come out In a body It
tha Chinese are not reinstated at the
increased wages they are asking for.
The Mine Workers' have had a similar experience to this, at Cumberland,
White men were put In the place of
Chinese when the latter went on strike
at Cumberland and when the company
had used the whites to help them defeat the Chinese, th* white men were
discharged and the Chinese reinstated,
Affiliated Unions Vest Power In
Hands of Representative and
Gets Results.
Nelson Trades and Labor Council Is
nourishing; so much so that a permanent business agent has been placed on
the job tn the person of Geo. Hardy.
The following unions are affiliated to
date: Barbers, Brewery Workers, Bartenders, Bricklayers, Carpenters, two;
Carmen,-Clgarmakers, Electrical Workers, Federal Labor Union, Miners,
Molders, Plumbers, Typographical.
The  central  labor  body  business
Mssjent acta for all the unions and is
vested with authority by virtue of the
following resolution:
'That this union gives the business
agent the power to draw any men belonging to this organisation off any
works where any man refuses to Join
the union under whose jurisdiction he
msy be working."
The plan has proved most effective
and much bas been accomplished In
the way of organisation as a result.
'The I. W. W. local rescinded their
charter and took out an A. F. of L.
Federal Labor Union affiliation and the
members have played no small part ln
the consolidation of labor In Nelson.
Electrical Workers, 213.
Vancouver Electrical Workers, 213,
have Just succeeded in securing a new
agreement with the B, C. Electric Hy.
Co., covering three years, carrying
with it raises ln wages of from 36
cents to 70 cents per eight-hour day.
Some 500 employees are affected, covering all branches of the work.
Stage Employees.
The 1912 convention of the Inter
national Stage Employees' Union has
just closed Its session at Peoria, 111.
ThlB organization Includes the Moving Picture Operators. The 1913 con-
ventlon will be held at Seattle, Wash.,
through the Influence of aB live a
bunch ot boosters as ever graced a
A mass-meeting of teamsters, chaff-
eurs and barn, stable and garage employees le called for 'Sunday evening,
July 28, at Labor Temple. All workers gaining a livelihood ut these occupations are urged to attend and to
bring their fellow-workers. Speakers
will be announced later.
"Oi-ganlxatloil is civilization, without
It humanity le a mob."
Think, Act, Organize!
ier member per month and that action
nas since been approved by referendum
of tbe entire membership.
"We urge that you remit your tax
promptly In order that Ihe Executive
may have the flounces to cope with the
large amount of work referred to it bv
the lust convention.
"Since last convention a number of
unions, hitherto unaffiliated, have become affiliated with the Federation, notably the entire British Columbia membership of District IS. United Mine
Workers of Amcricu. If your organize,
tlon Is one of the few unions not yet
affiliated, till out tbe enclosed form and
forward It nt once to the' secretary-
treasurer with your remittance.
"Among other mutters th. executive
Board has under consideration is, that
of the Workmen*' Compensation Act, und
the secretary hus been requested to
gather all the available statistics anil
ructs in reference to tbe workings of
the Compensation Act In British Columbia, in order Unit the executive may report on the udvlsuhlllty ami probable
cost of assuming the miuingement of
all cases that may arise in the various
affiliated unions when compensation 1.
to be collected.
"Vice-president McVety has been authorized to prepare a statement of organised luluii's' objections to the Federal
Industrial Disputes ami Conciliation Act.
"The executive were Instructed by tbe
last convention tn lake up the uues-
tlon of acquiring The H. C. Federatlonist,
a labor paper owned and published by
the Vancouver Trades and Lubor Council.
Tho Vancouver council have declined to
hand over the paper entirely to the Federation but have organized a Joint stock
company und have offered the Federation an half Interest, which the executive
have decided  to accept.
"The provincial government have
notified the executive that the demand*
for legislation presented hy the last convention will be referred to a Royal
Commission which will be appointed In
the near future to enquire fully into
labor conditions in tho province, The
executive have recommended that two
representatives of organized labor, namely. Vice-presidents Grant and Roberts,
be appointed on the proposed commission.
It has been the contention of
the strikers In the Canadian
Northern Railway construction
camps that It was the conditions, not agitators, that was responsible for the strike. That
there Is something In this contention seems to be borne out
by the fact that like conditions
beget like results. Hence the receipt of the following telegram:
"Telkwa, B. C, July 17.—Men
go out on 20th (today). Vote
carrying heavy. Wire to other
locals to keep men away."
The telegram Is from a strike
committee elected by the employees of the Grand Trunk Pacific tn Northern British Columbia.
It will now be up to Willie
Bulldog Bow-wowser to rush his
reserve battalion of scab-herders to the latest scene of McBride's railway policy, a "White
B. C."
St. John Unionist BnphatiHt Hi
Fain, by Reference to Loir-   ,
ifarffTniu ln OaIHUUl
(First Vice-President Local Its.)
8T. JOHN, N. ft. July tl.-TtfO)a«V
out ta* world today there. Is eaU to
be great Industrial unrest; the atasttv
seamen and railway strike* la (treat
Britain have been eye-opeaen, aad K
Is bow generally conceded that the
da" of the unsuccessful sectional
strike is over.
The employer* of labor haw **■•
blnoa.lato powerful groups aad ta*
Workers are becoming anilghtsaed
lo the fact that to be succse* .<
al, strikes must be carried oa by
hdiiftries rather than by crafts!..
Therefor*, the weakness of craft
unionism is very apparent to oven a
casual observer, snd it remains for
the workers, to study. Industrial
unionism, so thst all persons engaged
in making the sam* product ehoudhe
united oa on* common ground to
fight the common enemy and so Secure by direct action better working
conditions for all' engaged la tbat la*'
Too often longshoremen strike for
batter conditions, alone, bat If th* tag-
men, freight handlers aad others engaged in handling tbe products transported by ships or steamers were
solidly united together thay could secure better conditions Invariably, without losing prestige aad going back to
work under the old provisions.
1 In Canada amongst longshoremen tt
appears to be the rule to sign "tn
year contracts," and by this meaas
the shipping oompanles have the)
unions tied hand aad foot, slsseet
powerless to do anything. Anotlrtr
thing to be noticed Is that the otter
unions, such a* freight handlers, Hive
agreements which expire at various
periods so that the employers can
keep the workers at variance. Agreements are bad, but If made should be
for very short terms, es these agreements tie the hands of the workers
and prevent them from striking for -
better conditions. The union to be of
any good should be able to fight all
along tbe line at any time.
The cost of living hu been raised
tremendously during the past four
years, but wages hav* remained almost stationary. The purchasing
power of the dollar has been greatly
diminished and the 11,00 of today
would only buy goods to the value ot
aay, sixty cents. Then w» should not'
think of wages ln dollars sag seats
lest we get fooled, but let us think ot
What our wages will buy,, so ttat today -we art actually- ieutssF^Us*
waged than tour years ago.U..-•
The prosperity of a modern labor
organisation Is measured by lis activity for Improved condition* or
against the lowering of existing standards of living. Whan the worker*
are organised well enough Industrially
they will not be satisfied to take the
bare pittance called wages; they will
their labor, to which they are Justly
begin to ask for the full product of
Vsncouver police are great on seat
satlonal captures. Captures are so
soldom they naturally create sensations. Many cltisens are interestedly
waiting for the great' day to arrive
when the capture of somebody who
has been guilty of something will b*
msde. The police are working hard
to this end and are taking no chances.
They are apparently adopting the ef-.
ficlent method of shooting up anyone
whose appearance they don't like. A
man was shot Wednesday evening oa
Hastings street by a policeman front
whom he was trying to escape. As
nearly as can be gathered from a
newspaper Item supplied by the police, the man ran because he wss
chased, and wu chased because he
ran. Because the policeman couldn't
run fut enough the man wu held responsible and wu shot for all that
Is known definitely about the man, he
may have been assisting aa intoxicated companion and being fully aware
of the reputation enjoyed by, Vancouver policemen, led when one approached.
The only difference between selling
a worklngman and selling a cow Is
thst the cow is elevsted to the dignity
of having an agent to conduct the
v. a. or o. a i. or a., so. en.
At our lust meeting, .Inly 15, we bail
ten  accretions  by  inltlnlkm,  seven   by
C. C, and at tbe previous meeting there
were 20 by initiation, 8 by C. C. The
union is In thriving condition. Question of sending delegato to Washington,
D. 0„ Sept. lC 1912, Is chief matter tn
be decided at the specially called meeting July 22. This is u matter of great
Importance anil It Is hoped a large attendance will be had, and that members will realize the importance of having representatives on the floor of the
convention who will thoroughly understand conditions of this district and
work for amendments to general constt-
tuatlon  Hint will  meet the needs hero;
The V. 11. C, & -I. District Council Is
doing good business. With President A.
McDonnd ut the head, delegates lire attending very regularly nnd there is
'something dong nt every meeting.
At the meeting of Tuesduy, July 17,
the regular election of officers was hud,
and tile following wero selected:	
A. McDonald, president; A. Walker,
vice-president; L. H. Burnham, secretory-treasurer; J. Flndlay, warden; business agents; Williams, Simmons and
Flndlay. ,    „   ,,   „
This placos an ugent ln North Vancouver, one In New Westminster and
one In Vancouver proper. They hope to
put a fourth agent on In a few days, nnd
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n«s>. »» ■  r   M».iMri   Lahoi-j confidently expect tho unions  Jo make
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There are millions of acres of unoccupied arable land In Canada—land
that awaits but the ploughman's enticing hand to provide sustenance for
multitudes of people. This statement
is made on the moat excellent authority. Several persons of unimpeachable Integrity have gone on record to
this effect many times at banquets In
London, Biig. And, having never been
In Canada, their testimony Is entirely
unbiased. So why should we not,
therefore, repeat It In good faitht
British Columbia, more, perhaps,
than any other part of the Dominion,
enjoyed an unoccupied condition. In
view of this, all talk of "poverty,"
"want" or "unemployment" Is utterly
absurd. It Is only ignorance tbat keeps
all these workingmen who hare nothing else to do, trom grabbing a plot
and rushing forth to the land to bring
forth Its fruits. Ignorance of how to
obtain permission from Sir Richard,
the Knight of the Prospective Rail, to
farm a quarter section and wax fat,
and ignorant of the preliminary steps
in the farming process. We desire to
offer, therefore, the following advice
for the guidance especially of those
whose employment is precarious or
who are out of it altogether.
Firstly, it Ib necessary that the future agriculturist should be able to
qualify as a moderately good surveyor.
He can do this in a few years snd will
then be astonished to nnd with what
ease he can, In a few months, flnd the
piece of land alloted to him. This Is
to. provide him with leisure and seclusion that he may better become acquainted with the provisions ot the
Land Act. This will teach him that
In order to retain possession ot the
land, he must be a good Conservative
and keep his rifle loaded.
If he Is In a hurry to begin farming,
he can very well leave off buying a
plough for a while and acquire a donkey engine instead. This will faclll.
tate Operations to such an extent that
he wjll be able to clear two or three
acres of land eventually. If, however,
he can find % storekeeper whose credit
Is still good with the wholesaler, It
will not be necessary to become agitated, but simply secure several tons
of dynamite, make provision for the
disposition of such of his remains as
may be located, then proceed tn a
leisurely manner to blow stumps,
rocks, cattle, etc., all over the Lands
of the Crown. If by any chance the
farmer escapes from his own activities,
retains Ms sanity, and Is overlooked
by the friends of Sir Richard and W.
J. B., he stands a good chance of selling his farm to some one who has not
yet seen It, for enough to keep him
over the winter.
It Is to be hoped that our efforts on
behalf of the downtrodden will not go
unheeded.        ,,
Pre-hmntoiy Clearance
Sale now in Progress
UNPRECEDENTED Opportunities to Economlie! Spend
Liberally and Save! Our purpose Is to effect an Immediate
clearance In every department to
reduce stocks to normal proportions. Manufacturers and wholesalers have co-operated with us,
enabling our offering of wonderful
values. Thousand's take advantage
of our sensational price concessions.
This sale is an event that In
magnitude of scope and genuine
economy will give another meaning to the word "SALE"—growing
greater each year by reason of the
steadfast policy of selling only
goods of highest merit at price*, to
'attract the moit economical buyer. Watch dally papers for specials.
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446 Hastings St. West
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VANCOUVER,    ■    ■ B.O.
the question of immigration to this
country is certainly a grave one for
Labor. The transportation companies
seem to adopt the policy "get tbe people here and they will hustle to live."
Labor unions are constantly at war
with employers hustling for a livelihood and they cannot do anything else
in order to exist. George HcL. Brown,
onee a Vancouverlte, but now European traffic manager of the C.P.R.,
condemns the government, because,
he says, Its policy is confined largely
to the agricultural and domestic servant classes... Mr. Brown knows better than this, but he Is evidently urging the policy as laid down by the
company he represents. He goes on
further to state that emigration from
Great Britain to Australia was rapidly
gaining on emigration to Canada from
the Mother' Country, and that this
could be to a certain extent attributed to the fadt that the emigration
policy to Canada was confined too
largely to certain classes. He also
continues that the great bulk of emigration from the Old Country Is, of
course, to the western provinces. However, the policy carried on by the C.
P. R. and Ontario Is resulting in greatly Increasing emigration to that province, while the Maritime Provinces'
campaign Is proving successful In attracting settlers to New Brunswick.
Few English settlers will go to Quebec
which Is still thought to be practically
all French, but many from Belgium
and a few from Europe are coming to
Lower Canada. Mr. Brown Is an authority on emigration affairs, but the
census hardly bear out his statements.
It may be though, that the immigrants
to Eastern Canada are leaving faster
than they are coming in.
Producers must be very much alive
to the policy of peopling this country.
If they do not they will be made to
suffer by unscrupulous corno'atlons
In time to come. O. B,
In New Tork and many parts of the
New England States so-calleo "abandoned farms" are being taken up at a
marvellous rate by farmers who have
tried both the middle and the far West
and Western Canada. Yet the volume westward ho! outnumbers those
going east One may read constantly
of large movements of agriculturalists
from Ohio and States further westward toward the Pacific Northwest
and prairie provinces ot Canada. Ohio
Is especially complaining that so many
of Its farmers are selling out and In-
vesting In western and Canadian
lands while they might be doing better by looking around them for opportunities that are offered at home. "Behind this change of geographical attitude there Is a cause," says the Science Monitor. "The nearness of east-
em lands to markets and the better
transportation and distributing faclll.
ties afforded the Atlantic states, tbe
territory east of the Mississippi: has
more now to offer the average farmer
than the West" He must now buy
his land, the speculator and railroads
having got hold of everything In sight.
A movement that will tend to bring
back the producer to his place beside
the consumer should mean easier and
cheaper distribution, and consequently lower, cost of living, with all that
tbat implies.
Announcement has again been made
by the Ottawa Free Press that the
next federal elections will be held ln
September, next year. "Whether the
tip has gone out or not, each party
organisation has received Instructions
to look carefully after the districts so
as to be ready for any surprise," so
says the dispatch. After redistribution, tbe navsl question and loyalty
cry will again be the slogan ot the
tory leaders. Working men throughout Canada should be up and doing
and refuse to swallow this political
halt, and neglect looking after their
own Interests. If the "bull Is taken by
the'horns," and something Is done to
get sufficient names on the voters' list,
the representatives of lsbor should
easily be elected—especially In Vancouver, where It Is not unlikely that
three additional seats will be added.
The olty may, on the other hand, be
out up Into ridings.
The Grain Growers' Grain Co., the
co-operative organisation of the Western Canada farmers, held Its annual
meeting the other day at Winnipeg. The
flnanolal statement showed a net pro-
lit ot $121,614, as against »69,000 the
previous year, and but $790 Ave years
ago. Paid up capital Is $686,000. After
paying a ten per cent dlvldent the
directors recommended that $60,000 be
added to the reserve fund, which now
totals $200,000. The company will
shortly control its own elevators, and
had already acquired timber limits tn
British Columbia, estimated to contain $00,000,000 feet A coal area wtll
also be secured. The object of this
concern Is to duplicate the successful
merchandising of the British Cooperative Societies.
ho doctor, but a man to take his place,
and carry on *e work without a hitch.
In spite of all this, the two-legged
slave considers his quadrupedal companions hie. interiors In the animal
kingdom! He is the lord of creation!
Yes, sine! A freeborn Britisher or a
star-spangled Yankee, who dearly
loves the liberty "his forefathers
fought for and gained at the expense
of their blood and treasurer. He is
no slave. No sir! One Is forcibly reminded ot Paul Lafargue's satirical
recommendation, tbat tbe modern
worker should discard the wornout
motto: ."The rights of Man"—and Inscribe on his banner the revolutionary
watchward, "The rights of the Horse."
We ought to be astonished at the
fact thkt the Reglna editor wbo advised Conservatives of tbat city to
go armed to the polls and "smash
Calder's crooks" has not yet been
arrested. Had such advice Issued
from a Socialist, thousands of chops
from the Attorney General to the
hangman would have been licked In
anticipation of his horrible fate. But
we see how It Is and are calm again.
It Is one of Nature's little jokes that
the smaller the animal the greater
Its ferocity. Start at the elephant and
go all the way down,and you will find
no more savage form of life than the
microbe. Same thing applies to
brains. That Is why some Conservatives threaten to do such desperate
things, There was no danger of a
riot from the above remark. So far
from rioting, most people just start
the phonograph and try to shut out
the noise.
It Is estimated that 100,000 orators
will soon be let loose In the United
Slates to conduct the presidential
election campaign. Think of that!
One hundred thousand jaws wagging
tribute to the Importance of keeping
the working class properly misinformed! About three million teeth
crashing together ln a grand effort to
thoroughly predlgest the capitalist
messsge of slavery that It might the
better be assimilated by the workers!
One.hundred thousand tongues rattling a giant testimonial to the profound Ignorance of the working class
electorate! Of course, this one hundred thousand does not Include Social-
1st speakers, but they are usually lost
In the crush, the average son of toll
caring a good deal more for the empty
prattle ot a tinseled skull than the
voice of common sense,
Vancouver civic employees are supposed to work eight hours per day. A
provision to this effect was made some
time ago by those In authority at the
city hall.. The provision is lived up to
—partly. That Is, no employee works
less than eight hours unless he is fired.
A great many ot them work as many
as thirteen hours, which Is only Ave
hours over the alloted period—a mere
nothing In a city that could make so
great a mistake as its present administration. But then, a swiftly growing
city Is bound to make mistakes, and
maybe It will recover from "Idaho
Jim" In time.
Premier Borden states In his great
London speech, that Canada Is "still"
loyal, when he pronounced emphatically that Canada stood for "One King,
ope flag, one empire and one navy."
To an Intelligent man that works like
Sam Hill to earn enough to eat such
stuff Is almost as good as a meal.
Confiscation! Yes, the corporations
confiscate the products of wage-workers as fast as they, create anything.
Labor Ib tbe only "property" left in
the hands of the masses, and while
they produce all things only the own.
ers of the machine enjoy these things.
The population of Canada per square
mile Is 1.93. If we figured the population on a basis of ownership, It
would be, per square mile, .000"
Unfortunately, however, this proportion does not reside here.
Unlike the Hamilton Labor News,
the editorial policy of The Federation-
1st Is not influenced by its advertising
From our office window we sometimes see strange sights, and some
sights that are not strange, because
they are familiar, but are nevertheless a constant source of wonder.
Three slaves stopped outside the window. Two were well-fed, sleek and
glossy, with good clothes. They looked, and doubtless felt, contented and
hsppy. From all appearances they
hsd a good many reasons for feeling
good. They were In line physical condition, not too fat, and had all the appearance of never being overworked.
In fact, they were resting when they
attracted out optic. The third slave
was of a different type. His clothes
were of the cheapest kind. He did
not look either well-fed, sleek or
elossy. He wore a battered felt hat
that had apparently seen several
years service, a soiled blue shirt, and
disreputable overalls. If he was happy, he successfully concealed the fact.
He looked dispirited, overworker, and
lacking In vitality. He was listless,
while his companion-slaves were full
of life and vigor, and seemed anxious
to be moving again. Whether he was
contented or not with his lot It was
Impossible to Judge. From previous
experience with the type we should be
probably right In assuming that he
was contented. If he was, he could
show no evidence In Justification for
it, as could the other two. If physical
well-being produces content, then we
should expect this specimen to be an
uncompromising revolutionist, but he
did not look as If he had a kick In him.
He was a teamster, a two-legged slave,
I his companions wars his team,
tour-legged slaves. His master hsd
money Invested In the bodies of his
probably $1,500 or $2,000 to replace
them If they were Injured or their
health suffered. Not so with the hu.
man slave. He was so cheap tbat his
msster did not cars what happened
to him—whether he was well-fed or
not, how he was dressed, how he felt
or looked.  If he got sick he called ln
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Meeta In annual convention In January. Executive offlcera, 1918-18: President, J. W. Wilkinson; vice-presidents,
Oeo. A. Burt, B. D. Grant, J. B. MoVety,
R. P. Pettipiece, J. Roberta, C. Slverti
£• J,.?JB,kBi sac.-traaa, V. R. Mldgley,
Box 1196, Vancouver.
Meet* nrat and third. Thursdays.
Executive board: J. W. Wilkinson,' John
McMillan, R. Parm Pettipiece, Jas.
Campbell, R. L. Gardner, Fred A. Hoover, J. Kavanagh, J. H. MoVety, S. Kernighan.
every Monday. President, P. Sabln;
vice-prealdent, Jas. Bltcon; business
agent and secretary, John McMillan,
Room 808. Hours 8 to 9, 18 to 1. 4:30 to
5.   Sey. 9406.
- —Meets aecond Monday In month.
President, E. Jarmani vice-president,
George Mowat: secretary, A, H. England.
. riluAtiieBi        vflw-.ai      a      tfl^^..L_      «     art*
■ Directors: Fred; A. Hoover. J. H.
McVety, James Brown, Edward Lothian,
James, Campbell, J. W. Wilkinson, R7P.
Pettlplece. John Mc        ~
Kensle.    Managing ....
Vety, Room 811,   Sey. S160.
_ penters and Joiners—Room IM.
Sey. 8108. Business agent. 3. A. Kay;
office hours, 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Secretary of management committee,
Wm. Hanson, 938 Raymur avenue,
Branches meet every Tuesday and Wednesday ln Room 804.
cal No. 48—Meets aacond and fourth
Saturdays, 7:80 n.m. President, McCur-
rach; treaeurer. H. Leaworthy; Secre-
tary, (T).   Bay,'Hli.
nrat and third Wedneadaye,-8:80 pro.
President, C. B. Herrltt; recording sec-
detary, Geo. W. Isaacs: aecretary-buel-
nasa agent, C. F, Burkhart, 419 Abbott
Street.   Say. 81"
Meeta , nrat and third Sundays at
each month. 8:80 p,m., Room 808. President, Chas. Letir; secretary, Richard Dal-
ton: treasurer, Wm. Mottlshaw, say.
6228.     '
and Joiners, Local No. 617—Meets
Monday of eaoh week, 8 p.m. Executive,
committee meets every Friday, 8 p.m.
President, A. Richmond: recording secretary, A. Falne; financial secretary, L.
H. Burnham, Room 804.   Sey. 1880.
* and Joiners. South Vancouver. No.
1208—Meats Staple's hall, Fraser and
Fiftieth aveauea, first and third Tuesdays of saeh month. President, E. Hall.
Cedar Cottage; recarding secretary, B.
H. Belsey, 268 Tenth avenue eaat; financial secretary, J. A. Dickenson, South
Vancouver, P. O.
—Meets every Tuesday, 6 p.m., Room
307. President, James Haalett; corresponding secretary, W. 8. Dagnall, Box
63; financial secretary, F, R. Brown;
business agent, W. 8. Dagnall. Room
216.   Sey. 8799,
and Iron Ship Builders and Helpers
of America, Vancouver Lodge No. 194—
Meets first and third Mondays, 8 p.m.
President. F. Barclay, 363 Cordova East:
secretary, A. Fraser. 1161 Howe Street.
Meets first Tuesday each month, 8
p.m. President, Robert J. Craig; secretary, J. C. Peuser, Kurts Cigar Factory;
treasurer, 8. W. Johnson.	
British Columbia Division, C. P. System, Division No. 1—Meets 10:80 a.m.
third Sunday in month, Room 204. Local
chairman, J. F. Campbell, Box 432, Vancouver. Local aec.-treaa., A. T. Oberg,
Box 432, or 1003 Burrard atreet
218—Meeta every Monday, 8 p.m.
President, H. E. Durant; recording secretary. B. 8. Morris; financial secretary,
H. Eauder: treasurer, 8am Cawker; bual-
nesa agent, B. L, McMillan. Room 207.
621 (Inside Men)—Meet every Friday, Room 206, 8 p.m. President, H.
Compton; recording secretary! L. a
Salmon; treasurer and bualness asent,
F. L. Estinghaosen. Room 208.
Meats aecond and fourth Tueadaya
of each month. President. Bro. Fox; secretary, Chas. Roberts; treaeurer, Bro,
ASSOCIATION, No, 38 x 62—Meet;
every Friday evening, Room 807, 8
o'clock. President. B. Hughes; secretary,
T. Nixon, 740 Powell street	
ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:16 p.m.
President Robt. Thompson: recording
secretary, J. Brookes; financial secretary,
J. H. McVety.   Sey. 6360.
Decorators', Local 188—Meet every
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Preeldent Rj.Hurry; financial secretary. F. J. Harris,
Ekene Thompson, 8ub.-P.O. No. 8: bual.
ness agent, W. J, Nagle,
614 Keefer St. every Thursday, 8
n.m. President, T. Burkes; secretary,
T. M. Wright, 617 Pacific atreet Head-
quarters 614 Keefer atreet    Bey. 6226,
No. 880— Meets every Thursday, 7:80
p.m„ Room 802, President, H. Spear:
recording secretary, Jaa. Jamleson, 931
Drake atreet; financial aeerstary, Ed.
Branch—Meets aecond and fourth
Tuesdaya, 8 p.m. President, Fred Rumble: oorrespondln- aeeretary. Jamea Ray-
burn; fiananclal aecratary, Wm. Jardlne.
Employeea, Pioneer Division No, 101
—Meets Labor Temple, second and
fourth Wednesdays at 2:46 p.m. and firat
and third Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Preaident,
H. Schofleldi recording secretary, Albert V. Lofting, Box 18 City gohjhts
P.O.: financial aecreury, Fred A. Hoover,
2409 Clark drive.
178-Meetlnga held flrat Friday In
each month, 8 pjn. President, H.Nord-
land; secretary, W. W. Hocken. P.O. Box
608; financial aecreury, L. Wakley, Box
cal No. es-Meets flrat and third
Wednesdays .eaoh month, s p.m. President R. Neville: aeeretary. P..O.Hoeuke,
Suite 2. 1803 Woodland drive
MeeU last Sunday each month, 3:80
p.m. President, W. SJ. Armetrong; vice,
preaident G. W. P«Jmer! aecretary-treaa-
urer. R H. Nealanda^P.O. Boxet,       ■
The Sun seems to be very much agitated over the rumor that J. H. Haw.
thornthwalte will get a safe constituency as Socialist member of tbe Brit
Ish Parliament. If he does It will
serve him right.
LodK.it th«L«bel
•J It is not a Jaeger Shirt unless it bears the name. Because of its lasting quality and
distinot style of fabrio and
oolorings, the JAEGER shirt
has become immensely
T. B. Cuthbertson
S4S Hsstings W.  M0 Oranvills
SIS Hastings W.
tht later Tsmsie
Billiard and Pool
Two Fint-CUss Bmrouthes
& Watts   Bisjsri Tstte*
tft   CIGARS
Phone Seymour 8680
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OOBWT/BpT nOUSJuaa—Made of a narrow rib American cord and
In several shades of fawn; made in outing style, With bait loop
and cuffed bottoms or regular out .Price      S3-00 and 90.1t
aiDTOBD OOBD nrnVSnaWr-These are Intended for men that need
a atrong, cool trouaer; made of drab colored cord and with five
pockets.   Price .....fans
.._««__ —* w  ) are made of a very strong whipcord
and a greenish gray shade; made with belt loops, aide stripe, cuffed
bottoma and five pockets.   Price  « ....fa.0O
OTW»aTiTi VA8TM—Blue or black denim; four pockeU; buttons can
not pull off.   Price .fl.00
BBS OTMSjAIiI*—In blue or black, or blue with white atrlpe; full
bib, good and stout suspenders.   Price SflflO
JAtntBM to macth above.   Price 11.00
OAJUFUmBS' APaOWS—Short Aprons, Mat Lonr Aprona, with
three pockets and hammer hold, 760. Long Aprona, with seven
pockets and hammer hold _ .9SM
_!' OT»B»T.T,S   Made of heavy brown duck, with double
fronts; eleven pockets, two hammer holda. .Price...... .fl.75
David Spencer, Ltd.
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Campbell's Clothing
-—is honest clothing
IT stands for real value in quality of cloth, trimmings and workmanship—and is guaranteed to
keep its shape-
Just take a look at your own.
Does it fit on the
shoulders and around the collar t Has it held its
proper shape in front! That is where OAmphgU's
Clothing stands in a class by itself. Let ui show yon.
/"M-. «i irnkn^o ifa Campbell Clothing Man
l^narriDer S 23 Hastings Street East
Our Boy's
When buying a suit tor the boy
remember we are agents for
"Lion Brand"
They are Suits that will 'hold
red-blooded athletic boys, at
a price that will hold the attention ot thrifty-minded
' parents
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When You Do Drink Beer
^SSK Or America rt&r
cerrsHHT __ mnnumuit not I
See that it is drawn (mm a keg bearing
this label
Maria Monk  $.60
The White Slave Traffic... .15
What nil Married People
Should Know  2.00
The People's Bookstore
112 Cordova W.
Cowan & Brookhouse
Labor Timpli        Phoni tiy, 44*0
once remarked that he aaw nn
merit In the saying, "Keeping
everlastingly at It brings success." Perhaps not. Some Ideas
run to large families—others run
to dollars and cents. Hero's something for the latter kind to think
There are 480 printers in Van-
couver. Printers get 181 to |38
per week. Saturday comes nnd
these men have over 110,000 to
spend. They spend It with the
merchant that patronlie them.
Don't you want a ahare of this?
Demand the printers' label on all
your work and you will he on the
road to getting your ahare of
their *- -'	
E. T. Kingsley
"The shop where progressive thought is
merged with the
Ask Teat nailer for
That delightfully refreshing after
ahava cream.
a. o. BAaaaag sotplt oo.
HasT     l*.v-       —	
Phame ajeyasw 4«01
Berry Bros.
Agents for Cleveland Cyclea,
"The Morale with the SteputatUM"
Full Una of accessories
Repalre promptly executed
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Phone tafssear TIPS
Light and Heavy Horses
646 Hornby St.    Phone Sey. 798
See thst this Label ii Sewed
in the Pockets
•J It Stands for aU thai Union
Ubor Stands lor.
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Phone Bit. 956
54 Cordova Btbeet West
Week End Trips
Every workingmsn needs rest nnd change. It's true he can't
take a winter trip to Southern California^or arlextended^trlp
to the resorts in the reckles, but he should, as for as his Ume
and money permits, get away fromi the olty from Ume to time
for a dsy or so, taking his family for a pleasant outing
It is to meet the woildngman's case that the B, C. E. R. Co. hu
arranged lot week-end trips, al reduced rales, over the Fraser
Vslley division ol its lines during the summer. Special tickets on
sale Saturday and Sunday, good to return Monday.
tiiwd Trip from Vancewer is enly $2.801
Trains leave Carrall Street station at 8:30 a.m.; 1:15 and 5
smb. Trains returning bom CnsSwack ere so timed thai the
round trip niay be made in a day with a stopover of several hours
rJATu*6A¥,;:»..;<llftM U, iS.
er Underwear
Including a complete range of summer vests, with or without
sleeves, In Swiss ribbed or porous knit cotton or lisle thread; some
plain ana others are with lace yokes: many styles; at 28c, Its
sad Mo.
Women's union suits In every wanted style. In flue Swiss cotton
lisle thread, silk or union at prices rsnglng from Mo to IMO a
Including cotton, lisle or union vasts, drawers and combinations. In
all slsss and styles, at (Torn 28c to %IM.
datban filial*, Himttri.
575 Gramllle Street
Vancouoer, B. C.
Grocery Stores,  Rooming Houses
Cigar Stands, Hotels, Pool Rooms
If you are thinklng_of going into Business
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Office Open Evenings
Hours 9 to 8
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Cor. Seymour and Hastings
Cor. Carrall and Cordova
British Columbia Land
Splendid opportunities in Mixed Farming, Dairying
Stock and Poultry
British Columbia Grants Pre-emptions of
160 Acres to Actual Settlers at
TERMS: Residence oa the land for at least
two yean; improvements to the extent of $2.50
per acre; payment of $40 st the end of two
years, and the balance of $160 (Le, $120) in
3 annual instalments of $40, with interest st 6%
For Further Information Apply to
Deputy Minister of Lands, Victoria, B.C.
Secretary, Bureau of Provincial Information, Victoria
Electric Light
Can now be Supplied in Certain Portions
of the City
Use Stave Lake Power
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and Reduce Expenses
Office: 602-610 Carter-Cotton Bldg.
Vancouver, B.O.        Phone Seymour 4770 P.O. Box 1418
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Telle the Island Mbwn of the It*.
ttonal Labor Ootnjress sod Reviews Western Outlook.
UADTSMITH, B. C, July 17.-J. W.
Wilkinson, organiser tor ths Tradss
and Labor Congress ol Canada, held
two very successful meetings here butt
Saturday and Sunday.
The Saturday meeting wss open tor
all who cared to come and many of
the women folk of the miners were
present. Organiser Wilkinson took
advantage of the opportunity and
said many things whioh were considered highly suspicious, coming
from a bachelor, but having confided to us that the secret of every
man was his wife, and that-he con-
sldered a cook who could make good
rabbit pies was a mors valuable
suet to ths community than a pot
itlolan who made bad laws, he was
exonerated from all further blsme.
On Sunday night a mass-meeting of
miners was held In the Oddfellows'
hall. Organiser Wilkinson, In the
course of an hour's speech, described
the objects and activities of the Congress, and dealt especially with ths
present position and prospects of organised labor in Western Canada. His
address was followed with ths closest
attention, and Interest and universal
satisfaction was expressed .at his
visit, which has done muoh to revive, the movement ln this district.
Ten annual sub. cards for |7.M;
Pay when sold. Order ten today,
Are you tired of working for wagea?
Do you want to get away from the daily
grind? If ao, will you accept the opportunity ot a lifetime when It la offered to
your A company la being formed to
manufacture the Talbot Tone*
Stan aotter ln Canada. This company
la still In Its Infancy, aad a few dollars
Invested ln It now will mean' "Big
Slenajr" for you la • sheet Mass. This Is
truth, and wa una yea to aavaatUtate our
Tou ewe It te yaasaaif aad those da-
pendent upon you to coma to our demonstrating rooms, at lit Haatlas* St. W.
and aea this wonderful hollar In operation.
Juat think of Kill It can not explode;
tt can not acale; it can not foam or
prima; It la one-third the else and one.
half tha weight of old style boilers, and
It will save 20% In fuel. It haa already
paased the B. C. Inspection, and Is creating a big demand. Thla la not a dream
of the future; the boiler la proving Itself
to hundreds every day'and night,
Get ln early while the company la
forming and get aharea at the present
low price. Shares are bound to advance
in value ln a very short time because of
the enormous profit* to be made In the
manufacture of these boilers.
SPECIAL—Mention thla paper when
you call. We are making a special offer
to Its readers.
OAXfADuar taibot aoxuB so.,
184 Sbstbjga St West.
Wear Leader
It helps you to be well
dressed for less money.
Aii endless variety of
soft and stiff hats of
every conceivable style
and color are here at a
saving to yourself of a
dollar to a dollar and a
Leader Exclusive
$2.00 Hat Store
S.W. Corner Hastings and
Abbott Streets
The Progressive
Shoe Repair Co.
Open till 8:15 Evenings
Dealers in
Stoves and Metals
Stove Castings snd Repairs Kept
in stock
138 Cordova St. East
on with
"Foteifn" Contractor! and Non.
Union WifevWogtarg Develop
the "Mattonl Spirit,"
VICTORIA, July 18.—During the'
week Local 8J4, TJ. A. Plumbers and
Steamfltters, had a visitor, in their
general organiser. Brother Bruce.
Things ln this district are very good
and with the exception of the encroachment of tbe members of an outside Arm who at* conducting their
work unfair to our organisation, every
other employer In town Is with us
and' our local in good condition.
During the late, election campaign
we heard a lot about "Canada for
Canadians" trom that brand of politicians who were so much opposed to
reciprocity, or anything for the worker; but In our trade in Victoria .we
have before us a real example ot the
faithfulness ot these people. We flnej
the plumbing and steamflttlng on the
addition to the C. P. R„ Empress hotel
and two other large buildings, not
only being dons by non-union lsbor
but the conflict being let to an unfair Seattle drrn who have brought ln
all of their own men from that olty.
Politicians and others boast of tbe
protection of the workers by Allen
Labor laws and other suoh forms of
useless legislation, but when an opportunity occurs to see the effect ot these
things we Ind the workers fooled
again, as they usually are. It Is true
that those In authority try to show
the workers that the laws sre written
for the benefit of all, but it la left to us
alone to take some action that will
bring these unfair employers to time
who are attempting to break down
the economic and social conditions
that, we have been able to establish
In this cty.
During the weak Bro. Bruce haf
shown his Interest In the movement
and has been engaged clearing up various matters that needed his attention. On -fuesday evening we had a
well-attended meeting, when we were
privileged to hear * forceful and.
logical address from Bro. Bruce on ths
Conditions of our trade and the post
ton ot the general movement throughout Canada, and our'members greatly
appreciated the opportunity of having
the matter brought home with such
effect Our members are becoming
more active every day and the condition of our ' organisation Is very
good, General Organiser Bruce left
on Wednesday to return east, taking
in Nelson, Lethbrldge, Medicine Hat,
Moose Jaw and Winnipeg.
Moving Picture Operators.
As tbe most of you nre aware thlt
It is illegal to boycott the Princess,
Dominion, Province, Electric and Pair-
view moving picture theatres, we take
this opportunity of advising you that
these theatres have dented to their
operators the right of organisation and
have locked out union operators that
were employed by them. If you are in
the habit of visiting moving picture
shows why not patronise the Maple
Leaf, Family, Majestic, Royal, Crystal,
Fraser, Fairmont tnd Cedar Cottsgo
theatres, which employ union opera-
Plumbers snd Steamfltters.
Trade Is fslrly busy In the plumbing
and steamflttlng line, and most of tho
boys are working, i Our smoker of
July 10 was well attended, and the concert was first-class. President Bngolf
was a great success as chairman and
with the "Bruce" on the go all the
time, there wss no time for thoss
present to think they were attending
a Quaker meeting. A great deal of
credit.Is due our business agent for
the capable manner In which arrange-
ments for the smoker were carried
Painters and Decorators.
Painters, Decorators and Paper
hangers are still on the aggressive,
and the members of the Master Painters' Association have to hustle these
days to pick up a job. They are beginning to realise that Local 138
never knows when to quit lighting.
Back to the wood! tor them. None of
the large firms Tn the city are employing any 'of our members, .'but'
every one Is working and the outlook
for the fall is good, i Had five applications tor membership at our last
W. f. ot M. Csnvsntlon.
The convention of the Western Federation of Miners opened on July 16
at Victor, Colo., and the main feature
of President Moyer's report wss the
work of the executive ln trying to exterminate certain types of the Indus,
trial Workers ot the World from the
Federation, Mention was'made of the
activities of s faction of the Butte
local, who were trying to extinguish
the central labor council In that city.
According to Istest reports In our
Journal we are looking forward to a
visit trom President Short of the
Building Trades Department, who, by
the way; Is a member of the Stone-
cutters, and the first vice-president
of the A, F. of L. Is also expected to
visit Vancouver in the near future.
Their object In visiting Vancouver Is
to try and settle ss to whether our
union or the Granite Cutters are en-
titled to cut Haddington Island stone.
Trade good and everybody happy.
At our last meeting a resolution was
adopted assessing every member ten
cents as a speclsl assessment for the
Building Trades. Council. Membership
Increaslug, and the tug-of-war team
have resumed active training in anticipation of a challenge from some of
the unions who think they konw how
to hang on to a rope, but look out!
SKsat Mstsl Workers.
All's well with the Sheet Metal
Workers and the members are taking
a greater Interest ln the meetings,
We Intend ln future to make sure that
our delegates to the Building Trades
Counoll will be more regular ln their
attendance ot meetings ot that body.
disss Workers.
We hsd a visit from our genersl
president, David Ring, Kansas City,
Mo., and It resulted ln a large turnout ol
members at our meeting July 10. The
Olass Workers'all over the country
are fairly prosperous and the boys
here are well employed at present.
Msrbls Cutters.
Trade very good at present and all
the boys working; also., number of
men thst think themselves marble
workers. Arrangements sre now being made whereby the helpers will
have representation at .the meetings
of the Building Trades Council.
ornoiAL BDirOTM
Offlcen Xlected and Del D. 8.
Cunberon Chosen to Attend
ular meeting of TradeB and Labor Council held In Labor ..Temple, Vice-President
a A. Stoney pre.ldlni.
Miautaa of June 28 read and adopted.
Credentials received from Clgarmak-
era' union, aa follows: B. Pursehouse,
™miS.°°^*i!! °j«. Bsopn, H. Knudaon. On
motion delegates obligated.
•Ji&J^SSff >¥"<?■ Argytt' >nd Collins
fi."!!Lp?,BteI' unl°U were seated, pending receipt of credentials. ■
Communications received and disposed
or ae follows:—
_Prom R. P. Pettipiece, re support of
Federallonlat.    Received and delegate!
OueTph. Ont., Sept, 8, Referred to new
DelegateD. g. Cameron reported that
on tha nvltatlon of tbe City Counoll ha
had. visited Lake Coquitlam and assured
the members that everything that could
be dona was being done to safeguard the
water supply of the olty.
On motion a vote of thanks waa extended to the City Counoll. for tha invl-
tatlons extended to the ofnoera of the
Trades and Labor Council.
Delegate Innaa reported, on behalf of
committee appointed to investigate con-
dltlona at the Edison theatre, and said
that apparently there had be'en some
misunderstanding and sua seated that the
council let the matter drop. Report
adopted and oommlttee discharged.
_     >_A»a|orl ot train*   .
Pjumben—Business good.
Clgarmakers—Business good; one new
member last meeting night.
Amalgamated Carpenters—Never ln a
mora flourishing condition. .
Teametera—Doing well! three new
members last week.
U. B. Carpenters—All working with
the exception of a few who were being
held .up by Want of material.
Painters—Business fair;  -
Letter Carriers—All busy.
Barbara—Vary fair; still two unfair
shops In town.
BJlactlon; of officers for the ensuing
term resulted aa follows:   Preaident, R.
A. Stoney; vice-president, D. 8. Cameron
general secretary, B. D. Grant; treas
J.   B.   Chockley;   sergeant-at-arms,   „.
Corder: truateea, C. E. Shaw, D. Hunter,
W. Dodd.
The new officers were then installed by
Bro. J. w. Wilkinson, president B. C.
Federation of Labor.
. Under head of new business tha question of sending a delegate to the conven*
Hon at Ouelph came up for consldera-
Hon. Tha president asked J. W. Wilkin.
son. Western organiser for the Trades
and'Labor Congress, to address the council, which he did, In a very able manner,
and urged, upon the council the necessity
of being represented at the convention,
Knudaon—McLaren—That matter be
laid over till next meeting.
Cameron—Chockley—Amendment. That
this council elect a delegate tonight The
vote was then taken and.resulted In the
motion being lost, after which the president declared nominations In order.
The names of Delegates D. S. Cameron
and R. A. Stoney were placed in nomination-and resulted In the election of V.
S, Cameron.
On motion a hearty vote of thanks wa«
extended to Bro. J. W. Wilkinson for his
able address.
Delegate 'Chockley drew attention to
the lack of sanitary arrangements on
buildings under construction. This was
also spoken on by Delegate Cameron
and, on motion, the president appointed
the following committee to interview the
health commissioner of the council and
also to take up questions of nubile lavatories: D. 8. Cameron, J. B. Chookley,
H. Olbb.
On motion the secretary was Instructed to notify Royal Bank of change of
Receipts of the evening, 810.50,
Acting Secretary.
"Meet Me Face to Face''
/ that will fit snd
that please snd prices right
135 HMtlngj. Strops E.
And Cigars
Big Cigar
642 Granville Street
The Home of High-Class
Where Everybody Goes
MOBTM    TAVOOVTIB-flBd    Varrowi
Bridge. 41-foot lot* one block from
the waterfront In D.L. 1»3, price |56«,
quarter tvmli, lialance In 6, 12 and 18
months. Building loU In North Vancouver, from $2I>0 and up, on catty
term... Whltaker & Whltnker, "The
North Vancouver Experts," -130 Howe
Street, Vancouver, Phono Seymour
137 Cordova Street W.
Basement Hotel Cordova
nlow or quick
death. Thli
It tht Truth
 doubt it   Read "How to Take
Care of a Wife" nnd "The Royal Road
to Hell" (Grave). Prlco 60c.. Hold at
book Htm-PH. Men til Development
Clausen, ffOcYi Tuesdays and Fridays
at 8 p.m. Don't despair concornllnft
your health and thut of your dear
Phono Sey. 8122L
Black Diamond Lath Hatohets  11.68
Underhill Lath Hatchets    12.88
Carpenters' Aprons: bust wd'afJA-
7 pooketoi straps or legs  7Vw>
Automatic Drills    Large Sive Expat*
U25,1.5U75,2.00   8km Bite; fo $1.09
10-inoh Stillson Wrenohes; rag. 11.35 for  91.00
14-inoh Stillson Wrenohes; rag. 11.75 for  |1.86
Jacks Joiner Planes CI CC
Values to 83.00.... £L2*
12inoh Cpmbinationtl K
Square, peg.$1.76.._£*
OUR $3.50 and $4.00 SHOES
Bright and Dull Leathers I Caopg, Boatnf ui
Tans If You Prefer    j        Tennis Shoes
Opposite the City Hsl
Nosnod Shoo. Aro rrotrisontlr
Masdo In Non-Union foctoflo.
no matter what its nsms, unless it bears a
plain and readable impression of this Stamp.
All shoes without ths Union Stamp sre
always Non-Union.
Boat s» She* W»s*«nV Unlets
246 Summer Street, Boston,' Mass.
J. F. Tobln, Pros.   C. I. Bains, sec-Tress,
For any WEAR and every WEAR
For Shoes that WILL WEAR
made of honest
material by
Union Workmen
Look for tho
Union Stamp''
Central "K" Boot Agency
160 Cordova Street W., near Cambie
Get Your Money's Worth
bis. ism;.'       ( it, rv^"'
Select your Cigars from Boxes bearing this Label
The Beer Without
a Pee
The Vancouver Breweries
Limited F6ui.
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Money-Saving Prices
House Furnishings
See Province and World each day for full particulars
Catalogue now ready—Out of town customers
can get the benefit of our low prices by sending name and
address for a copy.   A postcard will do.
The H. A. Edgett Co., Ltd.
Dept. F, Cor. Cambie & Pender Sts. Vancouver
Whale Brand
''Six*,   Strength,   Endurance"
Union • Made
A special cut, made by union
girts, under the supervision sf a
unionist, who thoroughly under-
. stands the overall needs snd requirements of Vancouver wage
workers. Ask your merchant
(or them snd look (or both the
Union snd Whale Brand
22 Water St. Phone Sey. 1993
Woman's and Men's Hats
Cibaned     & THE HAT
Blocked and
|»3 Ricaaras St|
For Expert
and Jewelery
Geo. G. Bigger
148 Hastings St. West
A Credit to Union Workmanship
Thomas Whitehead, erstwhile secretary ot the Construction Workers'
union on the C. N., Is in danger ot
losing his eyesight and unless speedily
removed (rom the provincial Jail at
Kamloops to an infirmary where proper care can be given his eyes, It Is reported that he will be totally blind
within two weeks.
Whitehead is a man some 66 or 60
years ot age, who, while acting aa secretary of the construction workers ai
Lytton, shortly after the strike was
called, was arrested and convicted on
the technical charge ot violating a provision ot the Provincial Health Act, requiring a certain amount of cubic air
space for each lodger la lodging-
houses. The lodging-house In question
was one that had been rented hy the
construction workers in which to
house the strikers, and slnce.lt was
absurd to arrest all the men them-
selves, Whitehead had to pay, with his
liberty, the price of daring to act with
his fellow beings to better their conditions. __
A strong protest should be made to
the authorities responsible for this outrage by all lovers of justice.
The spectacle of an aged man, lying
in an over-crowded jail, and being day
after day suffering the tortures of
knowing that he, ln a short while,
would be unable to see God's sunlight,
through not having medical attention
that even a dumb brute would enjoy,
should bring the blush of shame to
any not devoid of human decency.
Such treatment of men has speeded
every revolution that has cursed this
earth with the blood and suffering or
countless millions.
Industrial Unionism
can save a day's pay for you
if you let her buy new or
second hand
Chins, Crockery, Graniteware
Hardware and Stoves from
897 Granville St., Cor. Smyths
Phone Sey. 3745
Whsa yoa play Peal Play at laa
Limit Pool Parlor
Hesdqusrtars Lathers' Union
39 Hastings Street Sast
1. 0. Parliament, Prop.
We can furnishl wwi y.u inl
41 Hastings Street W.
Phone Seymour 3867
Adjoining Central Park
$50 Cash; $10 a Month
Call at my office or phono
Bey.   1689  for appointment
VANCOUVER,    -    -   B.C.
Men's Wear
To Readers of the Federationist
for Saturday and week following
Men's  Black  Work  Shirts;
reg. #1.25, for 81.00
Men's Black Work Shirts,
lighter weight  than  above;
reg. JJ1.00, for 65o
All Wool Socks; reg 25o 20o
Union-made Overalls,
Hats, Gloves, Etc.
Also wo shall give 10% discount oil' all suits, hats, etc.
if you   mention   tliis  paper
The Belfast Store
166 Cordova St. West
Vancouver, B. 0.
Secretary Victoria T. and L. Council.
One of the great necessities of the
hour Is a full and Intelligent discussion of the labor movement ln its various phases. That necessity can only
be attended to by a well supported labor paper. The Federatlonist is doing Its share. A particular phase of
the labor movement that ought to be
discussed and explained ln this, our
paper, right now, Is that from all organizations which is known aa industrial unionism. The B. C. Federation
of Labor went on record in favor of
this form of labor organization, at its
first annual convention, and It is a safe
assertion that that sentiment is very
much stronger today among the working people in B. C. than it was 18
months ago. The educational process
has continued by precept, example and
ln many cases by actual experience.
Outside of the International unions
that are Industrial In their organization plan and who have locals In this
province, the B. C, Federation of Labor is the pioneer advocate of this
principle of organisation in B. C, and
perhaps in the Dominion. That being
the case, tt seems proper that the reasons for Its endorsatlon should be given in the provincial labor press.
One Of the reasons why the writer
has attempted to explain this question,
as iar as he understands it, is the entire absence of any mention of it ln
the recently published report of the
department of labor, on labor organisation ln Canada, besides the more or
less defined opposition to it among the
membership ot several trades. As the
readers of The Federatlonist will re-
member the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada at Its Calgary convention, adopted a resolution endorsing
industrial unionism, with a strong
vote, however, against It.
The object of all workmen's organ-
Isations is to Improve the condition of
labor, In hours, wages and conditions
of employment. The extension and
consolidation of tbe whole movement,
from its small beginnings to Its pres-
ent International proportions, are the
accumulated results ot an endeavor to
accomplish these objects. The entire
membership of the organized labor
movement Is today a solid unit as to
the desirability and justice of these
objects. They only differ, where they
differ, as to the methods employed,
But the evolution of the movement
has continued with hard and, ln many
Instances, thankless work on the part
of seme of the members that have
seen the needs for improvement ln
the plans of organization and have
gone about seeking the remedy. The
Improvement of machinery, reducing
the qualifications of skill In many
trades, as well as the organisation of
capital, has taught the workers the necessity of closer affiliations. Until today the entire International trades union movement is either industrial In
fact, or is rapidly becoming so tn effect. What then, Is meant by Industrial organisationt In. what respect
does it differ trom the tradeB union?
By an Industrial organization , Is
meant the organising Into one union ot
all the workers tn any given Industry,
Irrespective ot the division of trades,
As an example, one may point out the
United Mine Workers of Amerlcs, tbe
Western Federation of Miners, the
United Brewery Workers snd the
Amalgamated Association ot Street
snd Electric Railway Employees of
Amerlcs. All these are international
and, as Is well known, are among the
most successful labor organizations on
this continent. The endorsatlon of this
plan of organisation Is further expressed by the establishing of such
federations of kindred trades as the
Building Trades Councils, the Allied
Printing Trades Councils, Metal
Trades Councils and many other slml-
llar groups, which are designed to
meet the necessities resulting from the
Inter-dependence of the various crafts
snd which, ln effect, Industrlsllse the
crafts so federated.
The writer submits thst this question deserves the study or the workers, with a view to learning the merits
of the plan explained and thus to devise methods whereby a conversion
Into industrial organisation of the
present segregated crafts can be accomplished without a loss to the workers, and to secure to them greater effectiveness through their organizations in the future.
Where Rents are lower
They  Sell  Cheaper
(Opp. B. & K. Wharf)
25 Hastings E.   Phone Sey. 2970
Statistician's Report.
To the Officers and Delegates ot the
Trades snd Labor Council:
Following is my report for tbe six
months ending June 80th, 1912:
Pos. Act.
Amalgamated Carpenters ... 84      72
Brotherhood Carpenters 96
Bricklayers    72
Barbers    60
Building Trades Council.... 14
Bartenders   60
Bskers snd Confectioners... 60
Boilermakers    12
Bookbinders     24
Clgarmakers 36
Cooks   86
Electrical Workers, 213  48
Electrical Workers, 621..... 12
Olass Workers  86
Iron Moulders   60
Letter Carriers   36.
Machinists   48
.Musicians     12
Plumbers    36
Western Fed. Miners  24
Painters     72
Street Railway Employees.. 96
Typographical     96
Tailors 60
Tile Layers  .'  24
Printing Pressmen   24
Sheet Metal Workers  48
Shinglers   36
Waitresses  24
Waiters    36
Upholsterers     24
Civic Employees . .i  72
Commercial Telegraphers .. 12
Moving Picture Operators.. 24       e
Sign Writers ..,  12       4
Longshoremen     16       8
Stereotypers   and   Electro-
typers      8       2
We commenced the year 1912 with
40 unions In good standing.
During the past term the following
Locals have not been represented ln
the Council: Builders' Laborers, Cement Workers, Lathers, Stone Cutters, Pattern Makers, United Garment
We have gained three affiliations:
Sign Writers, Longshoremen and
Stereotypers and Electrotype™, nuking a net loss of three unions, and
leaving.us with an affiliated membership of 37 unions.
The average attendance of delegates
during the term has been 63.7.
Statistician, T. 4b L. C.
Vancouver, Jrjjy 4, 19121
"What makes you think that he had
been to a drinking party?"
"Re came home," sobbed the young
wife, "wearing a phonograph horn for
a bat."
Apart from the dlscontentedness
with one's self, which Is a consequence of neglect of duty or luke-
warmness, the seeking for easier bye-
ways, the desire always and every
where to escape collisions, to Settle,
produces indeed more care, more dan
ger than is to be met with in a straight
policy.—Dowes Dekker.
The wage-workers of the Province
of Saskatchewan will now have an opportunity to wonder what ln blazes
they were hollering about anyway.
For the next four years they will stlU
have the right to work—when the boss
feels disposed to give them an opportunity, at such wages as the conditions of the labor market will warrant.
When a hunch of union men go on
strike, the dally press Is very profuse
In its estimations of the "time and
wages lost" by the strikers while away
from the bosses' Industry. When a
like bunch of militiamen go "to camp"
by the train or boat load for a few
weeks, the same press throws several
varieties of patriotic fits and glorifies
the Inhuman art of man-killing.
A contented slave never did any
thing to ameliorate the conditions of
his class; and were It not for discontent we would still be using a sharp
s'tlck as an agricultural Implement.
Discontent moves the world. The
mission of the International labor
movement Is to cause Intelligent discontent and weld the forces that will
make for social harmony, by having
the things which the workers use collectively owned collectively. This accomplished, all other things would be
Says the Rev. Chas. Stelsle: "And
it's funny, too, when you think of, that
it Isn't the chap that talks most that
has the greatest Influence—It's the
■pan that lives most. Not the man
that lives longest, because length of
life does not determine abundance of
life, but the man who crowds most
Into his life. The silent radiating
forces of a strong man's lite count
more for real progress than the endless speech of the blatant agitator."
True, but why should the Rev. Chas.
be so hard upon his reverend brethren? Society has borne with the
mournful wall and savage howl ot the
parson for many ages, can it be that
Chas. Is about to Join us ln our efforts
to lay down, the burden?
The position of the Iron Tool In society Is the one vital question before
the workers today. On its proper solution by the working class depends
the peace of the world. Sooner or later labor shall come face to face with
this great social question, and when
that time comes, and It is rapidly approaching, either the Iron Tool must
become the slave ot the working class,
or the working class must become the
slave of the Iron Tool. ..' the Iron
Tool Is victorious humanity will sink
to the lowest depths of industrial degradation. If Labor Is victorious, then
society will advance ln knowledge and
attainment heretofore undreamed of.
The development of the Iron Tool will
force this alignment between the
workers and the tool; the class cleavage will become more pronounced, until finally there will be a large family
ot propertyless workers on the one
side, and a small coterie of capitalists
on the other In possession ot the Iron
Tool. So the workers must come together ln one great body, and they
themselves recognise that oneness.
An Intelligent recognition ot their position will result In orderly possession
of the machinery of production and
distribution. A faulty or Ignorant conception of their position will result ln
a social cataclysm. Organise for the
overthrow ot the system which mskes
your slavery possible. Organize on the
plane of the Internatlonallty ot the
labor movement Capitalism recognizes no Bag nor boundary. Neither
should labor.—The People.
Liberal "Reform" Lsglslstion.
The strike of dockers' In Liverpool,
which wss caused through the men refusing to register under the new clear
Ing house scheme, In accordance
with the provisions of the National In
aurance Act, Is said to be showing
signs of collapse. This will probably
be used by the Liberals as an argument against the adoption ot any
further palliatives.
As Lloyd Osorgs Bess IL
While Lloyd George Is not so "clear
cut" as some would like to see him,
still- his remarks on the labor unrest
In Great Britain are very interesting.
One cause ot the unsatisfactory conditions existing over there, he ssys,
Is due to unemployment, tbat Is the
unemployment of the Idle rich. In no
other country except England are
there to be seen so msny men who
have nothing else to do but go to the
olub or wslk about the country with
guns on their shoulders snd dogs at
their heels, or !tear along country
roads In motor cars at perilous speed.
For of such Is the "nobility" of Old
England, These sre the uncommon
people. Tbe common people have to
work and the amount of wages tbat
they receive for the expenditure of
their labor-power Is determined by
the amount of food In their stomach.
The lower the amount, the less wages
they receive.
Every Msn His Owl) Capitalist.
A discovery has been made by the
Rock Island Railroad which bids fair
to revolutionise our thought processes.
It is put forth In s circular to Its employees: "Suppose you esrn $1,000 s
year. At 4 per cent, that Is the yesrly
Interest on 126,000. In other words,
the company capitalises you at 126,-
000, and willingly pays Interest on that
sum for the use of your energy and
Step right up, employees. Open
your ledgers on the new basts, enter
up your assets snd apply for a rating
tn Bradstreet's. Consider yourselves
henceforth worth twenty-five times
the smount of your snnusl wages, or,
If you are ambitious, you can reduce
the Interest to 8 or 2 per cent., and
then you will be worth still more.
Funny we haven't thought of this
before! Here we hsve been going
along on the narrow idea that Interest
was the payment for borrowed capital
and, at the maturity of tbe loan, that
the capital had to be returned ln an
unimpaired condition, every cent of It.
But, by the simple device of calling
wages Interest, we make the worker
himself the principal. In order to get
Interest snd take his position ln the
envied tanks of the Idle rich, all he
has to do Is tr use himself dp. What
matters tt that nobody ever pays him
back? When he gets s Job he Is capitalized. When be loses Ms Job, he
Is decapltallsed.—Life.
Routine Business and New Shuttle
for Ensuing Term Ocoupied
Evening's Session.
VANCOUVER, July 20. — Regular
meeting; Trades and Labor Council convened In Labor Temple this evening, 8
p. m., Vice-President J. McMillan in the
chair and other officers present.
Minutes of prevloua meeting read and
Bartenders—H. Hanson, A. McDonald,
Civic Employees—O. Harrison, W.
Henderson, John Gallettl, W. W. Boyce,
P. Hurst, O. A. Kllpatrlck.
Bhlnglers—R. H. Nllea, H. Leltch.
Building Trades Council—James Bit-
con, Mike Knelling. ,
Plumbers—Dalseill, McLean, Brown,
Molders—Lanlgan,  Partridge,  Cooper,
Donaldson, Burgesa.
,   Letter Carriers—M. H. Harlock.
Lathers—G. W. Morris, Victor R.
Mldgley, James M. Cox.
Sheet Metal Workers—$. Scarlett
Prom Secretary Frank Morrison and
President Samuel Gjompera of the A. F.
of L„ Washington, respectively, in re
use of public schools for meetings of
labor unions, and information and data
re labor temples.
Referred to Parliamentary Committee
and Labor Temple' Co, secretary.
BiroBTs or oomrmis.
Vancouver, July 17.—Meeting Executive Committee convened this evening at
8 o'clock, Vice-President McMillan presiding.
" Present: Dels. Campbell, McVety,
McMillan, Kernighan and the secretary.
Communication from Frank E. Wood-
aide, alderman, assuring hearty support
of Council's request for commission to
inquire into conditions In factories, departmental atores, etc., where Women
and girls are employed. Filed for reference.
From Alderman T. 8. Baxter re commission. Favorable. Filed. Concurrence.
From Alderman S. Miller re commission.   Favorable,   Filed.   Concurrence.
From Alderman Q, E. Williamson   re
commission.     Favorable.     Filed.     Concurrence.
From Alderman J. D. McNeill re commission. Favorable. Filed. Concurrence.
From Alderman F. D. MoBeath re
commission. Favorable. Filed. Concurrence.
From Alderman Geo. Mcgpadden n
commisalon. Favorable. Filed. Con*
...From Attorney-General W. J. Bowser,
Victoria, In reference to Council's re.
quest for an investigation Into the con-
anions of employment and the wages
paid to women and girls ln the city of
Vancouver. Will be referred to the commission to be appointed by the Government shortly to Inquire into labor conditions generally throughout the province.   Filed.   Concurrence,
From J. M. Mahone, secretary V. M„
C A., Vancouver, advising Council ot.
their endorsatlon of request for Inves-
tigat on into working conditions of women In factories and departmental stores
of Vancouver.    Filed.
From A. D, Cartwright, secretary
Board of Railway Commlasloners, Ottawa, advising Council that Board would
be ready to hear their request for ade.
quate protection at Cordova Street rulK
way crossing, on Saturday, July 27, at
io a. m.
Recommendation: That Dels. Kernighan and McVety be named to represent
the Council at the meeting. Concurrence.
. F.rom Herbert W. Collier, Chief "Probation Officer, Vancouver, re commission: non-committal. Filed. Secretary
to acknowledge.
From T. W. Anderson, secretary Lathers' union, application for re-affiliation
with the Council and credentials tor
three delegates.
Recommended that application be laid
over peiullng payment of per capita tax
2.T.W..,0 \h" <?U'!S.1!' Prevloua to their
withdrawal, and affiliation fee. Concurrence.
Accounts recommended for payment:
R, P. Pettipiece, (cash); J.H. Burroughs,
stenographic services, May and June
810: stamps, 81.80: July 8, 81.80: b" C
Telephone Co., 81.85; X. si heck' typ£
writer paper and ribbon, 88.30: Vancouver Labor. Temple Co., rent, 812: Vancouver Labor Temple Co., rent. tlS: A
McDonald, lock and work on office desk,
"Best Three Dollar Hat on Earth"
Richardson & Potts
417 Granville Street, Phone 3822
Sec. pipes submitted a report. At laat
meeting delegates ware seated from the
Clgarmakers, Patternmakers, Shinglers,
Bartenders and Letter Carriers.
Del. Burkhart named to aecure data
re government examinations of auto
drivers and report at next meeting.
Discussion: Re reply from Mr. Bow
ser s reply to communication re Electrical Inapector'a attendance at Inquests
on death of electrical workers. Delegates of Electricians' union Instructed
to bring data with reference to same for
committee to act on. Concurrence.
.."tel1011 re .employment agencies,
resulted In a motion that two delegates
be appointed to gather data as to whom
employment agenclea are responsible to
for licenses. Dels. Gould and Saxby
were appointed.   Concurrence.
Your committee recommended that tho
Trades and Labor Council be asked to
take draatlc measures In connection with
the non-union picture houses, and to
bring the matter before all affiliated
unions, asking them to take similar ao
tlon.   Concurrence.
A discussion with reference to the
members of the committee being unable
to attend, owing to the unsatlafaotory
and changing of dates of meeting, It waa
unanimously agreed that the Parliamentary Committee meet on the second and
fourth Fridaya of each month,
j A, J?i!R°M,°P ." union label and the
desirability of forming a league to include members and their wlvea and families. Recommended that the Tradea
and Labor Counoll ba aaked to take Immediate steps to form a Union Label
League.   Concurrence.
Recommended that, ln view ot the
dangerous passage through the Flrat
Narrows, more especially to small ploaa.
ure craft, and the recent loss of life
that the Council recommend to tha Minister of Marine the urgent necessity of
a proper life-saving station in that vicinity as soon as possible. Concurrence.
■sports  sf  Unions.
Barbers—Dal. Burkhart reported lack
of support of union shops by union
Amalgamated Carpenters—Del. Key
reported trade fair: moving picture
house on Main atreet being built by non-
Moving Picture Operators—Del. gym-
onds reported In re lockout, In detail.
(Particulars on page 1.—Ed. Fed.)
Do You Want
to be Successful
*■ man is one whose
judgment is good;
one who appreciates
his ohanoes, and one
invests funds, however small, in suoh a
way that ho makes
money (rom his investments.
. «J Use good judgment in seleoting
your wearing appar-
. relj buy good honest
goods and you have
made a start on the
road to success
613 Granville Street
Bartenders—Del. McDonald reported
trade fair; GOO licenses lm>:ied last year
by Poltce CommisBioners; 335 lusued already this, year.   Altogether too many.
Steam Engineers—Del. Blumberg reported progress.
Painters—Del. Freckelton reported
Bricklayers—Del. Hutton reported that
union had passed a resolution asking
Counoll to do all possible to rid1 the
city of private employment bureaus;
substituting Instead, If need be, government agencies. Bricklayers received
wages In cash.
Boll Call.
Statistician reported 59 delegates
Vnflniihtd Buslntis.
Upon motion, Lathers' and Sheet Metal workers' delegated were obligated and
Womlutlon and Bteottoa of Officers.
President—McMillan, McVety, Kavanagh, Del. MoVety withdrew. Del.
Kernighan named, but declined,
Dels. Freckelton, Symonds and Pipes
appointed scrutineers,
Kavanagh, A; McMillan, £8. Khv-
anagh elected.
Vice-President—Dels, Kernighan, Hoover. Pipes, McMillan, McDonald.
First ballot: Kernighan, 0; Hoover,
16; McMillan, IS; McDonald, 8; Pipes,
8.   No election.
Second bullot: Hoover, 19; McMillan,
24: McDonald, 8; Pipes, 5.   No election.
Third ballot: Hoover. 20; McMillan,
29; McDonald. 8.   Del. McMillan elected.
General Secretary — Del. Pettlplece
elected by acclamation.
Secretary-Treasurer — Del. . Cumpbell
elected by acclamation.
Statistician—Del. Beasley elected by
Hergeant-at- Arms—Dels. Haigti and
Halgh, 24; McVety, 80.
Trustees (three to elect)—Dels, Palmer, Wilkinson, Kernighan, Hoover, Morgan (declined), Mldgley, Pipes, Smith.
First ballot: Palmer, 11; Wilkinson,
27; Kernighan, 17: Hoover, 20; Mldgley,
12; Pipes, 28: Smith, 18,
Dels, Wilkinson and Hoover elected.
Second ballot: Kernighan, 11; Smith,
9; Mldgley, 5; Pipes, 20.   No election.
Third ballot: Kernighan, 12; Smith,
9; Pipes, 28.   Del; Pipes elected.
Ex-President McVety obligated the
newly-elecied officers; President-elect
Kavanagh In turn Installing Del. McVety.
Bew BmImm.
President Kavanagh announced that
he would name a Union Label League
Committee at next meeting,
Dels, Fraser and Blumberg named as
representatives on Parliamentary Committee.
Receipts, 9211.10; disbursements,
Adjournment 10:50 p. m.
New U. 8. Cabinet Office.
Telegraphic advices in the dally
press say that the United States government has decided to create a portfolio ln the person of a minister of
labor, to be placed In charge of that
Important department. Whatever Its
present limitations maybe, there is no
gainsaying the fact the statistics compiled by the United States government
department of labor are the moat thorough to be obtained on this continent.
It might be well for Minister pf Labor
Crothers to look Into the advisability
of following suit In Canada.
Pres. Lowes' Advice.
The Trades and Labor Congress Is
the legislative mouthpiece of the Canadian working men; the per capita tax
for our entire Canadian membership Is
paid by Grand Lodge, and every lodge
Is entitled to send a delegate. It Is of
great Importance that our organisation should be well represented and it
Is hoped that every lodge will arrange
to send a delegate, Every Ontario
lodge should make an effort to be represented, and as many from the other
provinces aa ean do so should not fall
to send a delegate.—The Advance Advocate, I. B. of M. of Way Employees.
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