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Gloats Over Defeat of Dstpsirinf
Btrlken and Bays Company
Would Repeat Dose
Speaking of the refusal of Minister
of Labor Crothers to grant a board of
Inquiry to a bunch of C. P. R, railway
employees In Eastern Canada who
have been unable up to this time to secure recognition as a union, the Daily
Province gleefully refers to the awful
lesson taught the ssme clsss of workers on the C. P. R. western division
some years ago.  Says the Province:
"In 1903 tho U. B. R. E. was severely
routed In a contention with the C. P. R.
Those who struck were dropped from
the pension roll and lest their standing."       . •
Then as a further threat and warning the dear old C. P. R. exponent and
apologist adds:
"Officials of the company here state
THE HOLDUP-jrfjmm, 191243
McBeath says idlern will not find Vancouver such ari easy mark as "they did last winter—News Item.
Council  Places 800 MamM
EnxiicipaU Voters' Lint—
Run  CsuuUdates
3NTON, Alta.. Oct. SO.—At tbe)
leslelativo session an amend-
the City of Edmonton charter
wed, whlcti Intended to give all
raying rent since tne first at
Is year tbe privilege of voting;
municipal conncllmen; but,
erything else tbat Is to prove
.€» tbe workers, there is always
ready to checkmate. So we
I to ego right after those responds- tbe delay. The Trades and
Council elected a campaign com-
with A.. Far-mllo as chairman,
purpose of seeing; that every-
alified be placed on the list,
nsnittee covered all the local
and with tbe aid of a number
gathered ln some 800 names;
lose were submitted to the city
'. with the result that be re-
accept them. So -we called a
meetinK and waited upon the
incil- Farmllo was selected to
the names with the assessor.
resulted in practically- all the
being; accepted. We hope, too,
another BOO on before the list
XT we decide to run any candi-
tiere Is every likelihood of their
'rades   and   Labor   Council bas
to  build   a labor temple, and a
tee  has  been named to proceed
he       preliminary     organization
»a* McNIven Returns.
Nlven, federal representative
Department of Labor In 'West-
la, has returned to Van-
fronts, an official trip as far east
lpessT. Mr. McNIven Included
tinerary a visit to the railway
stlon  camps wrest of Edmonton.
'. of I— Executive to Meet.
*. C Federation of Labor exe-
loard will go Into session at
'emple to-morrow morning at
and remain on the Job till
lnest> Js disposed of, probably
ne  Bilonday.
late   of   the   third   annual  con-
will   probably be fixed for Jan.
'Jungle"   Being   Organized.
of 1*. organizers are busy rents the employees of the Chi-
tckyards. The last union was
ln 1904. Conditions are so
tie that nothing but organiz-
111 save the employees from
m while working'iull time, not
Ion   the   unmentionable crimes
the food laws enacted ■ every
the   notorious   "Jungle."
. Sundsy, ov. 8—Picture operators;  Bartenders.
Monday, Nov. ^Boilermakers; - Elevator Constructors;
Electrical Workers, 213; Teamsters; Builders Laborers; Brotherhood of Carpenters.
Tuesday, Nov: 6—Sign Paint-
era; Clgarmakers; Shinglers;
Tailors; Amal. Carpenters; Locomotive Firemen and Engine-
men; Bricklayers.
Wednesday, Nov.; 3—Cement
Workers; Tile Layers; Photo
Engravers; Amal. Carpenters;
Street Rallwaymen; 'Plumbers;
Stationary Engineers.
Thursday,    Nov. . 7^-Pattern
Makers;   Ship  Carpenters and.
Caulkers; Painters:. 8h/et Metal
Workers;      Railway     Carmen;
Trades and Labor Council.
Friday, Nov; 8.—UpholBterers;
Electrical Workera, 621; Civic
Employees; Moulders; Letter
of being poor in this
ly wealthy western country;
anybody  tell us where, in 'the
all    that's   holy,   where  these
■lis   are  to got
ther   cities  snd  municipalities
the    outcasts   from   Vancou-
le wretches be welcomed with
as ln other places -where there
paucity of labor in tbe winter
.ve only one guess coming on
ter, and we defy anybody to
are wrong. Badgered about
lar to post, and back asraln
it to pillar, these civilizatlon-
rlahs will be finally gathered
me over-zealous police official
to   sain   a  little notoriety, and
develop Into that class of Ish-
10 thinks that every man's
against him, and whose hattd
rcalnst everybody ss a natural
will be Just ss well for all to
aight away Into a Job; there
many    to   be   had   lust   for the
"Vancouver, are there not?
ny wonder that the city be-
e scene of seething discontent
he worst part of tbe year?
» who help to bring about this
tie state of things 'Will pride
ea upon doing tbelr duty to
uty he damned!
srratlfylng to note that the
ommlttee has made it clear
e Is tio Intention of foisting a
water meter system on the
>sr the question would quickly
en ohm  to who -would then pay
$200 Death Benefit Pain Promptly
By Headquarters to Wife of
Late Bro. J. F. Orey.
Unton 617, United Brotherhood o(
Carpenters, is progressing favorably,
and In spite of adverse weather conditions of late practically all members
are working. We are still holding our
regular weekly meeting.each Monday
evening ln room 307 Labor Temple,
commencing since October 1st at 7.30
Thursday evening, November 7th,
the union will hold an old time social
gathering In the large hall, top floor of
the Labor Temple. A. special effort
will be made to have the wives, daughters, and sweethearts o( the members
attend. One. or more short speeches
will be made by prominent speakers
on subjects that will be of considerable Interest to the ladles. It Is the
intention of tbe committee ,of which
Bro. McDonald Is chairman, to see thst
plenty of good things are provided In
the way of eatables, coffee, music,
songs, some dancing, etc. Every effort
will be made to make the evening as
enjoyable as possible for all the mem-
bers and ladies that attend.
The union has arranged a competlt-
tion for tbe members whereby any
that succeed by the end of the year
will be given a suit of clothes as a
prize. Members would do well to attend the meetings and obtain full Information relative to tbls matter, so
they may be In a position to compete,
We regret to have to report that the
union Is about to lose one of Its most
esteemed members In the person ot
Brother E. H. Slsterson, who we, understand, has concluded to go Boutb.
He being an earnest and aotlve worker
ln the union since coming amongst
will be very much missed, and will
carry away with bim the very best
wishes of the boys ln the union, and
we hope sometime to see him return
While we are not yet In receipt of
the official report of our late convention, we understand that decisions
have been arrived at whereby some
considerable changeB will occur In. the
Organization, one of them to be a new
general president.
The promptness with which our general office has forwarded the two hundred dollars death benefit of our late
Brother J. F. Orey Is a source of satisfaction to tbe members, particularly
our financial secretary, Brother Burnham. who was Just as prompt and attentive in doing his part.
Reports from our district council
would Indicate that they are keeping
a watchful eye on the situation, and
altogether things are slipping along
not badly.
Members are particularly requested
to note tbat any Information that will
tend to help or benefit the organisation or that requires attention will be
gladly received by financial secretary
Burnham. Telephone, Seymour 1380,
room 3<M, Labor Temple.—0. W. Wx
If you want better working conditions—Organize I
If you want shorter hours   Organ-
Organised Wage-workers of Province Urged to Hake Bepresen-
tations to Proposed Board
The faith of the human animal Is
something marvellous. Even yet the
members of the executive hoard ot the
B. C. Federation ot Labor seem to expect that Premier McBride Intends to
some day make good his promise of a
Royal Commission to Inquire Into Industrial conditions throughout the province. And in anticipation of the long-
delayed fulfilment the secretary of the
Federation has been Instructed to mall
to all affiliated and unaffiliated central
labor bodies and local unions of the
"The Royal Commission—promised
by the provincial government last
spring—to enquire Intq the labor conditions of this province, is (according
to the daily press) shortly to be appointed. I would therefore urge that
you take up at the next meeting of
your organisation the question of being represented before the labor commission when it sits tn your locality,
and of preparing any matter or grievance that your unton might desire to
bring to the attention of the commission.
"It is understood that the commission will visit all the principal points
ln the province, and It is Important
that every.labor organisation In the
province should be represented
whether your union hopes for immediate redress or not, or whether the particular grievance of your occupation
be long hours, low wages, unsanitary
or dangerous conditions of employ
ment, etc.
■ "If your union Is unable to appoint a
representative to appear before the
commission, then send any matter you
desire to have placed before the com*
mission to this office, and the executive board of the Federation will see
that lt Is brought to the attention of
the commissioners."
Hamilton's A. F, of L. Delegate.
S. L, Landers will represent Hamilton Trades and Labor Council at the
Rochester convention of the Ax. F. of
L. this week.
BIO. *.
■eentarr AlSota VeSeratloa et Lssor,
see suufias- Mltor Labor Bevlev,
with Zeadf aartsca at Calgary.
that there are a large number of applications dally for clerical positions,
and that the positions now Ailed could
be easily filled from the many men
seeking this class of employment."
Truly a glorious labor market from
the Makoffsky viewpoint. Of all tbe
brazen Instances of gloating over the
despairing- efforts Qt a cowed working
class this one ranks quite np to The
Province standard; a paper that refuses to carry the Typo, label and only
employs unton men because lt cannot
do otherwise; only pays decent wages
when compelled to.
More Agitators at Large
The B. C. Political Equality League,
with Dorothy Davis as organising secretary, Is carrying on an active educational campaign throughout the province, with encouraging results to
the Increasing membership
No Coal Output Until
Miners' Demands   I
Are Conceded
LADYSMrfi.. V, l, Oct JMv-**:
strike or lookout situation Dan 'lev
malas the same. Not a wheel Is taming, and the company Is making ao
progress towards a resumption of eoal
production. A few strike-breakers are
being Imported, but the union committee has seen successful so far la having them return to Vancouver as son
as they were told of the conditions
.The coal miners' strike at Cumberland Is assuming the form of a determined struggle between the Canadian
Collieries Company and the miners
supported by union labor.'
The International Mine Workers of
America have recognised tho strike,
snd the - first emergency shock 'lis
been received.
The Cumberland union of railway
men who are operating the short lias
from the mines have steadily refused
to handle cars ot coal loaded by nonunion labor, and while the Canadlaa
Collieries are producing some oast
with the aid of a Chlness force sal
three white miners, there is little production, railway men who have recently returned from the mines, stats, snd
the loaded cars are not being moved
by any union train bands.
These railway men were engaged by
a Vancouver employment agency to
work on the eoal transport lino, but:
when they arrived at Cumberland the
miners' pickets were alerC and they
were quickly Informed as to the situation.
Being unton men, the newly engaged
trainmen Immediately ssked for a
meeting of the Cumberland union of
the train railway employees, when the
local situation wu thoroughly reviewed, and lt wu decided to fully support-the Cumberland union In their.
The outside railway men returned to -
From the statement of these awn,
who sre in full sympathy with the
striking miners, It appears that only a
small force are at work In the Cumberland mines taking the piece of too
2.000 miners who sre out on strike.
Those working comprise, u before
stated, some three or four white men,
and the remainder are Asiatics.
There is a good deal:of bitterness
being shown in the lsbor struggle at
the mines, the returned' trainmen assert, snd they are confident that there
would be a cluh If there was any attempt to break the tie-up by the laic
portation of a large body st asa salsa
snd unskilled labor,
Detectives ln plain clothes protect
the railroad employees, anil the protection Is also afforded the three white
miners who are still working there.
There is a very email production of
coal. It Is said that only 15S Chinese
are at work.
Electrical Workers' Controversy
San Farnclsco Trades and Labor
Council, has, upon Instructions from
President Oompers, unseated the Electrical (Reld) Workers' local, but Its
delegates to the A. F. of L. will demand that the controversy be brought
to a close without delay, Secretary
Gallagher declaring himself In favor
of the Reld or major faction. No
Central Labor Bodies In Canada,
chartered hy the A. F. of L„ have been
asked to throw out the Reld Electrical
Workers' unions.
Portlsnd Delegate Here.
Frank B. Raeubig, secretary of Portland Metal Trades Council, a pattern
maker, was a visitor at Labor Temple
this week, en route to the A. F. of L.
convention at Rochester, or rather the
Building Trades Department of the A.
F. of L. He reports good progress
In the organised labor world round
Portland, and was much impressed
with the Labor Temple owned exclusively by unions and unionists ln Vancouver.
O'Brien's Dates In B. C.
C. M. O'Brien's meeting at the Empress Theatre last Sunday evening
was a bumper house, and Ihe Alberta
socialist member handed out the real
article ln the way of economics. During the week Mr. O'Brien has been
speaking at Vancouver Island prints.
His Itinerary has been consfderallv
shortened because of the early meeting of the Alberta legislature. Following are his closing dates In this province: Gibson's Landing, Tuesday,
Nov. S; East Colllngwood, Thursday
Nov. 7; Newport, Friday, Nov. 8; Salmon Arm, Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Western Federation cf Miners.
Every proposition submitted by the
executive officers of the Western Federation of Miners last month In a referendum vote of the membership hac
been carried by votes ranging from
3,494, highest vote in the affirmative,
to 637, highest vote In the negative.
By a vote of 3,242 to 336 the follow.
Ing section has been added to the constitution: "Local unions or groups of
local unions may enter Into wage
agreements for a specified time, providing such agreements have the approval of the executive board. Negotiations for agreements must be made
between the representative of the local or locals affected, and the employers, with at least one member of the
executive board, or representative of
the general organization present"
Another amendment provides that
among the objects of the organisation
shall be "to increase the wages and
Improve the conditions of employment
of our members by legislation, conciliation, joint agreements or strike."
Ontario Federation of Lsbor.
Unofficial reports from all parts of
Ontario show a large percentage of
the local unions are in favor of a Provincial Federation of Labor.
Western Ontario especially has voted strongly In favor of the scheme.
The vote Is being taken at the Instance of the Labor Educational Association, originally with a view of
allowing that organization to lapse
and establish one that would exist
more than in name only.
Nearly every local union In Hamilton has voted in favor of the Provincial Federation, on the grounds that
their Interests could bo better served
than by an Ontario executive of the
Trades Congress.—Labor News.
The next meeting of Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council will take
place on Thursday, Nor. 7, an interval
nt three weeks since lut meeting.
Every delegate from every union affiliated Bhonld be present at next meeting, sb the reports of special and
standing committees will provide material for discussion and disposition.
Among the questions up will be that
of the Council taking part In the coming municipal campaign.
Another I. T. U. Representative..
Ed. Smith, president of Typographical Union, 161, has been appointed
local representative of the Interna-'
tlonal Typographical Union tor this
district—The Voice, Winnipeg.
Ladysmlth Miners Fraternise.
Ladysmlth, V. I., union coal miners
brought their wives and families to
union meeting laBt Wednesday evening. It will be repeated once a month
during the winter.
The Typos.
Looal 226 will, under Its recently
adopted bylaws, nominate officers for
11113 at Its next meeting, Nov. 24; election to take place In December. The
usual crop of rumors are going the
rounds of chapels. President Armstrong and Socretary-treaBtirer Neelands will both seek re-election.
Don't waste your, money buying clieup overalls! lt doesn't pay,
never Old nnd never will, Cheap overalls nre made from flimsy, weak
matei'lnls; and quickly wear out. Tttey are sewed ho poorly with such
I'lI.i tlirond tintt the -enms rip and Ihe overalls soon fall apart. Ths
i'ultoiiH come off, the pockets tear, and besides, they never nt properly.
J)n yon wonder, then, why you must continually buy new overalls?
That*, the rrn.-en you spend more money than you should when wear-
liur eheap overalls.    But wear the
that eost hut a few cents more than the cheap kind and you wtll quickly
,sr,- why It is chsapsr and bsttsr to spend a little more at the start and
BUCK HitAN1> Overalls stand all kinds of wear and tear—they
are made from the t trongost and most durable materials, sewed so
securely with such heavy thread the seams can't rip, nor will the
buttons come off. These are the kind of overalls YOU should wear.
Thoy wear twice as lone as the cheap Imitation kind, and the less new
overall, you must buy, the more money you save. Try a pair of BUCK
HHAND and see If this Is not true. Every pair Is ruuuvMd to satisfy you.
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The Home of High-Clau
Where Everybody Goes
We are living In an Umpire which
we boastfully proclaim as the greatest
that ever happened. That great
achievements have heen attained hy
the British people along all lines that
are considered great by the bourgeois
world none can deny. By the exercise
ot all the acts ot diplomatic cunning,
backed up whenever necessary hy
openhanded brigandage the world
has been conquered and. made subject
to British rule and rapacity and the
emblem of her trade and commerce
may be seen In every land and upon
every sea. Her "morning drumbeat
rolls round the earth.' The world pays
tribute to her power and greatness
and pays that tribute In an endless
stream of wealth poured into the
British Isles from the harrassed and
tortured victlmB of her conscienceless
rule in other lands.
And hy what token Is this plunder ot
the earth made possible? By what
magic can a world he made to pay
tribute In huge volume to the British
Isles and a large proportion of the
population of those Isles he held in
subjection to slow starvation ln the
very presence of that wealth?
When Rome conquered the then
known world this was made possible
because of the tlrelesB skill and Industry ot her working ■ population.
The Roman worklngman was at that
time the most highly skilled and productive on earth. Upon his skill and
productive power Rome depended tor
the equipping and maintaining of her
armies and that dependence was not in
vain, for her armies were made invincible Snd all-conquering by the skill
and Industry of Roman workmen In
fashioning military equipment and
other necessaries to successful conquest. But ub Rome conquered the
world she poured Into her home do-
minions the spoils of that conquest,
largely in the Bhape of slaves, and the
fairly comfortable conditions that had
for long surrounded the Roman workmen were gradually broken down and
thousands of those workmen eventually perlBhde by "Blow starvation,"
or were ruthlessly slaughtered by the
soldiery when they had the temerity
to revolt ayalnst the awful conditions.
And how It Is Britain's turn. In
point of skill and Industry the British
workman needs take a hack seat to no
other that ever lived. For the last
thousand years he has been In the
forefront on the Industrial held. With
a rapidity that Ib startllnp he has Improved and perfected the tools ot industry and tremendously Increased hU
productive power thereby. So great
has been the volume of his production,
over and above the actual necessities
of his own being, tbat a large surplus
has been.available to be shipped to
other lands. Goods so shipped-away
return in the shape of other goods tor
which they have heen exchanged,
these In turn to be disposed of In the
homo market or to be worked up into
other forms tor still further shipment
abroad. Thus has British trade and
commerce been builded up and by this
process Is it still building. By this
process Is Britain reaping the fruits of
her conquests.
The fruits of her conquests eventually react upon her own workmen
much as the fruits of Roman conquest did upon the Roman workman
In the days ot old. So long as ample
markets could be found abroad to absorb the Burplus accruing from British
Industry the workmen would he-kept
fairly busy and their wages at least
sufficient to make conditions tolerable.
But when outside markets begin to
contract, or at least fall to expand ln
tho same ratio that production Increases, trouble begins. So long as
exports exceed Imports things move
along fairly well. This means that
at leaBt a portion ot the wealth exported remains In some foreign country, there to be fastened upon the people of that country, as capital.. ThlB
tends to keep home Industry going.
But when matters turn the other way
and Imports encroach upon exports,
the effect Is Boon felt by the workers.
If the volume of imports should exceed
that of exports the capitalists might
find themselves ln possession of an'
Increased mass ot wealth, but Industry would tend to slacken off and
workers find their wages cut and employment curtailed.
It has long since become absolutely
Impossible for the capitalists of Britain
or any other country to employ all of
the working force of the land. It Is
becoming each- day more difficult to
dispose of what is being produced hy
that portion ot the workers now employed.  Every advance along the line
of Improvement In the mechanism and
teehnlaue of Industry-still further aggravates the situation. -More workers"
are dispensed with and they are turned over to the tender mercies ot "slow
starvation." ThlB is the best that
capital can do for the workers.
The token hy which Britain and all
other capitalist nations attain to their
boasted greatness Is the enslavement
of labor. The magic by which the
world's wealth Ib turned Into capitalist
pockets and a multitude "of workers
held In Submission to "slow starvation" ln the very presence of plenty,
is the Ignorance of the workers as a
class. It Is only an Ignorant class
that can be held In shackles, either
spiritual or material. It Is- only a
densely Ignorant class that can he
held ln bondage when tbe enslaved
outnumber the masters an hundred to
one. Not only Is such a class densely
Ignorant hut cowardly as well.
The conditions pictured In London
demand earnest and careful consideration hy eVery worklngman wherever
he may be. like conditions exist
everywhere, varying In degree only.
That which has brought so many
British workmen to such dire straits
will eventually land the rest Ot us In
the same "slough of despond." The
same accursed rule of capital prevails
here "In Canada as ln the British Isles
and by the same token and the-same
magic will the Canadian worker be
forced to eventually tread the path of
starvation, either slow or otherwise.
Thousands of Canadian Workmen are
not far trom that path even now,
No palliative reform or patchwork
nostrum can solve this problem, Its
solution calls for action most drastic
and severe upon the part of the slave
class against the master class. The
rule of capital must be broken and
the lordship of labor over Its own
product asserted against all the world.
This calls for the earnest and best
efforts of every member of the working class and as enlightenment brushes
the cobwebs of Ignorance from the
workers' mind those efforts will he
forthcoming and bear fruit. Millions
are already seeing the light and there
are more to follow. If we would avoid
the "slow starvation" route let us act
like men, by doing all in our power
to arouse our class to Intelligent action ln its own behalf. Some of us
may meet death ln the struggle, but
there are many ways of dying that are
preferable to "slow starvation," and
that Is the culmination of all that
capitalism can do for the working
When C. O. Young, general organiser of the American Federation of
Labor, who is at present In Vancouver, made the statement a few weeks
ago that there were some 300,000
wage workers engaged In the lumber
Industry of the Pacific Northwest
his figures were questioned ln some
A more careful review of the Industry gives Org. Young no reason to
hack down. In fact, J. C. Brown, president of the International Shingle
Weavers' Union, Is of the opinion
that the estimate is a conservative
one.   And he should know.
The desire of the A. F. of L. executive council to assist In the work of
organising this vast army of Industrial workers is evidenced by the fact
that they have already assisted Vancouver Trades and Labor Council
financially to keep an organiser ln the
British Columbia section of the Pacific Coast territory.
Officers of the A. F. of L., too, have
signified their willingness to extend
the jurisdiction of the International
Shingle Weavers' Union to Include all
workers engaged In the Umber Indus-
try, with local autonomy to meet the
requirements of each particular classification of the work, and the Rochester
convention this month ot the A. F. of
L. will likely grant the application of
the Shingle Weavers' International.
That there Is urgent necessity for
such an organization no member of
the organized labor world will deny.
Of this Arthur Jensen (Hoqulam
Free Press) says: "More lives are
sacrificed every year ln the woods and
sawmills of this country, more bodies
maimed than In any battle of recent
years. The average lumber baron
gives no more thought of this terrible
fact than he would to a broken chain
or a damaged saw. Not even as much.
For chains and saws cost money. But
human life Is the cheapest' article on
the market. If this wanton waste of
workers' lives Is to be stopped it must
bo done by the workers themselves.
Safety appliances are sorely needed.
The men work too long hours, and
becoming tired, are unable to, be as
watchful as they should be ln as dangerous an occupation as work in the
forests and mills is: Many other
shortcomings in the working conditions could be named. It Is no use
for the workers to complain to their
employers individually. No attention
would he paid to them, except that
they might lose their Jobs. They must
act collectively. .They must organize.
Once organised, they can force concessions, by virtue of their numerical
strength. They can compel the Installation of proper safeguards. They
can force shorter hours. It Ib the
ONLY way to better working conditions.   Prepare to organize!"
Scarcely a week passes but the local
dally press contains accounts of tragedies enacted in the woods of this
province. Drowned from a raft,
fingers cut off, legs broken, killed* by
a tree falling ln an unexpected dlrec
tlon, insane through Isolation and
bound tor the asylum, killed by the
breaking of a defective cable; these
and dozens of other news Items spell
tears, broken hearts of widows, orphans and relatives, the hungry stomachs of little ones, but often the ending of the barren-life of an unidentified
slave, and always a tribute to the
proflt-mongerlng corporations which
control the Umber Industry of this
On top of this the lumberjacks are
not specifically Included within, the
scope oMhe Workmen's Compensation '-Act,' a .condition that the B. C.
Federation of Labor will make an hottest effort to have remedied at- next
session ot the provincial house.
In the meantime the wage-workers
engaged In the timber Industry can
expect very little consideration at
either the hands of the employers or
their representatives In the legislature,
They themselves will have to organise and demand recognition of their
claims on the grounds that they have
the collective power to command It.
An early visit at Vancouver Labor
Temple, where the Loggers' Union
agent can be found, on the part of
wage-workers employed ln or about
the woods, will assist In bringing about
tbe necessary organization. The
movement has been fairly started. It
only requires numbers to complete the
work begun:
With the aid of donkey engines and
stump-pulling apparatus, land-clearing
contractors are now enabled to clear
large tracts of land ln the shortest
possible Ume, with less human labor
employed than ever before. There
used to be quite a number of Individual "stump extractors" In and
around Vancouver. These have been
sunplanted by the modern contractor,
with whom Individuals cannot hope to
compete. And what Ib true of land-
clearing Is equally applicable to almost every other phase ot Industrial
and agricultural life.
If, Instead of offering cheap powder
and low-priced pre-empttone, the government land department were to use
modern methods of clearing large
tracts of land and make lt easy for
land-seekers to purchase enough to
get a living out of there might be
some chance for the "back to the land"
The poor devil who lands on virgin
B, C. land, without anything but ability to work, has a bard row to hoe.
The homestead laws of the prairie
have little application ln a country
like British Columbia.
What Is needed, If the Jobless wage-
workers are ever to be given a chance
to secure land, Is "ready-made farms,"
that can be paid for on easy terms.
Today corporations are doing In a
way what the land dennrtment should
be doing on a wholesale basis, and not
with the Idea of making an immediate
profit, but rather with a view to peopling the vast land areas capable of
sustaining a population of ten million
rather than the present one million.
Under the present land laws and
facilities for placing settlers upon
land in B. C. it is nothing short of
criminal to dump people here, especially from the Old Country, on the
assumption that they can secure "free"
'.'Supply and demand are the factors
that determine price. If value Is the
same as price, what would become of
price when supply and demand were
equal, and therefore cancel each
other? The upshot Is that value does
not depend upon supply and demand,
but price sometimes rises above and
other times falls below, and ln the
long run coincides with value."
Roosevelt's vaudeville stunt will be
brought to a close on Tuesday evening
next; Taft will be snowed under, and
Wilson elected U. S. president, all of
which Is according to schedule and
just as the Steel Trust arranged. The
socialist vote, as represented by the
vote cast for Debs, will be the largest
ln the history of the movement on this
continent. Meantime the big tent remains Intact.
Over 5,000 employees of tho Canadian Pacific Railway, organized under
the name ot Canadian Brotherhood of
Railway Employees, have been refused a board of Investigation, by the
federal department of labor, because
'the company bas so far refused to
treat with the men as a union." In
other words, where the men are not
strong enough to demand recognition
end secure their demands through organization, the Industrial Disputes Act
means Just what lt Is—governmental
Interference with men who can enforce their conditions If left alone.
The Lemleux Act will soon lis as big
a joke as the Allen Labor Act. And
that's going some.
At Fort William and Port Arthur
(the Twin Cities), at Toronto and at
Winnipeg, the Central Labor bodies
are getUng buBy ln municipal politics,
and putting up what looks at this distance like a united front—for the first
time. In Vancouver the Trades and
Labor Council was loth to launch
what might develop into still another
labor party, and appointed a commit-
tee to find out what the socialist party
was prepared to do. Two locals out
of the three, with a membership of
less than 300 combined, declared themselves as ln favor of entering municipal activities; the third, Local No. 1,
turned down the proposal by a vote of
13-11. And there the matter stands.
The Council Committee will report Its findings at next meeting, November 7. It will.then be up to the
Council to decide what action lt is
prepared to take.
There Ib a generally expressed desire among labor men for a oloser
knit and more solid labor movement In
order that we may not only'hold our
own ln the ever-changing conditions of
Industry, but that we fay build up the
weaker organizations and units of
labor to the end, that we fay be ln a
position to command even better and
more secure conditions. The first and
greatest obstacle to be overcome Is
the apathy and Indifference that exists
ln no sfall measure-In our own ranks
The second Is the half concealed and
often open opposition, generally born
of ignorance, of men Inside the organized labor movement who having come
Into it more by force of circumstances
than through honest conviction and
support of its purposes, are poor material to put on the firing line of
labor's never-ending struggles. That
this paper' may serve to hearten the
better spirits ln labor's ranks to renewed activity, and convince those,
weak-kneed ones among us that labor's
cause Is the hope of the world, that
labor's history Is the most wonderful
and fascinating of studies,, embracing
as It does not only the rise and fall of
empires and states, hut of whole so-,
clal systems, and embraces a complete
understanding of those social orders
ot the past with their superstructures
of politics, literature and religion;
that labor's heroes have heen the
flower and blossom of the world's best
manhood, and that labor's future,
though at present beset by storms and
struggles, nevertheless contains the
germs that will yet produce an enlightened and free race of people-
that this paper may help ln an understanding of these things Is the earnest
wish ot those ln charge of this publication.—Calgary Labor Review.
Meets in annual convention In January. Executive oftVers, 1912-18: President, 3: W. Wilkinson; vice-presidents,
Clem stubbs. B. D. Grant, J. H. McVety,
Ft. P. Pettlplece, J. Roberts, O. Slvsrts,
J. J. Taylor; sec-treas.. V. R. Mldgley,
Box 104«, Vancouver.
Meets flrst and third Thursdays.
Executive board; J. Kavanagh, presldsnt;
John McMillan, vice-president; 3. W.
Wilkinson, secretary;. Jas. Campbell,
treasurer; A. Beasley, statistician; J. H.
MoVety. serst-at-arms; F. A. Hoover,
W. J. Pipes, J. W. Wilkinson, trustees.
every Monday.   President, P. Babln;
vice-president,   Jas.   Bltcon;  secretary,
John McMillan. Labor Temple,
—Meets second Monday ln month.
President, E, Jarmsn; vice-president,
George Mowat; secretory, A. H. -England,
PO. Box 66. •• ■   <
Directors:    Fred A. Hoover, J. H.
McVety, James Brown, Edward Lothian,
nvi.lf.   «MUH    UIUWII,    HIWMU   1.UMI1K11,
James Campbell, J. W. Wilkinson, R. P.
        Shn McMillan Mi   "   '   "
 ,.    —nailni director,
Vety, Boom 811.   Sey. HBO.
Pettlplece, John McMillan Murdook Me-
Kenilt    Managing director, J. H. Mc-
? Penters and Joiner*—Room 209.
Sey. 2908. BtTslnesi agent 3. A. Key;
office hours, 8 to 8 a.m, a'fld 4 to B p.m.
Secretary of management committee,
Wm. Manson, 929 Raymur. avenue.
Branches meet every Tuesday and Wed-
neHday in Room 802.
ttoners' Local No. 46—
Meets second and fourth
Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Pita-
ldeht, J. Klnnalrdi ror-
■■ responding secretary, W.
.etoistito) i Rogers, Room 220, Labor
Temple; flnanolal secretary, P. Robinson.
second Thursday, 8:80 p. m. President, Geo. W. Isaacs; recording secretary, Charles Brown; secretary-business
agent, C. P. Burkhart, Room 208, Labor
Temple. Hours; 11 to 1; 6 to 7 p.m.
Sey. 1776.
-Meets first and third Sundays of
each month, 7:80 p. m,,!Room 306. President, Walter Laurie; aeeretary, A. MacDonald: treasurer, Wm. Mqttlsliaw, Tel.
Sey. 463 (Yale Hotel).
and Jolnera, Local No.v 617—Meet*'
Monday of each week, 8 p.m. Executive
committee meets every Friday, 8 p.m.
President, A. Richmond; recording secretary, A.^Palne; financial secretary, L.
H. Burnham, Room 304.    Sey. 1380.
and Joiners. South Vancouver No.
1208—Meets Ashe's hall, 21st and Fraser
Ave., every Friday, 8 p.m. President,
W. J. Robertson; vice-president, J. W.
Dlckieson; ' recording- secretary, Thos.
Lindsay, Box 36, Cedar Cottage; financial secretary, J. A. Dlckieson; treasurer,
Robt. Lindsay; conductor, A. Conaher;
warden, E. Hall.
—Meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m., Room
— President, James Haslett; corresponding secretary, W. S. Dacna'l, Box
63; financial secretary, F. R. Brown;
business agent, W. S. Dagnall, Room
215.    Sey. 8799.
and Iron Ship Builders and Helpers
of America, Vancouver Lodge No. 194—
Meets first and third Mondays, 8 p.m.
President, P. Barclay, 353 Cordova Ea«t;
secretary, A. Fraser, 1151 Howe Street.
Meets- flrst Tuesday each month, 8
p.m. President, Robert J. Craig; secretary, J. C. Peuser, Kurts Cigar Factory;
treasurer, S. W. Johnson. ;
British Columbia Division, C. P, System, Division No. 1—Meets 10:30 a.m.
third Sunday In month, Room 204. Local
chairman, J. P, Campbell, Box 432, Vancouver. Local sec.-trea«., A. T. Oberg,
Box 432, or 1003 Burrard street.
213.—Meets Room 301, every Monday
8 p. m. President, W. P. Carr; vice-president, Fred Fuller; recording secretary,
A. A. McDonald, 5 Lome street east; financial secretary, Harvey Sauder; treasurer, H. H. Free; press secretary, Arthur Rhodes; business agent, H. A.
Jones, Room 207, Labor Temple.
021 (Inside Men)—Meet every Friday Room 205 8 p.m. President S. S.
Duff; recording secretary, L. R. Salmon;
treasurer and business agent, F. L. Est-
lnghausen, Room 202.   Sey; 2348.
Meets second and fourth Tuesdays
of each month. President, J. Fox; vice-
president Wm. Thompson; financial secretary, Wm. Worton; secretary. A. O.
Hettler, 42S Dufferin street. Telephone,
Fairmont 1238.
ASSOCIATION, No. 88 x 52—Meets
every Friday evening, 133 Water street.
President, G. Thomas; secretary, Thomas
Ntxon. 183 Water street;
ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:16 p.m.
President, Robt. Thompson; recording
secretary, J. Brookes; financial secretary,
J. H. McVety.   Sey. 6860.
Decorators', Local 138—Meet every
Thursday, 7:80 p.m. President H. Murry; flnanolal secretary, F. J, Harris,
1668 Robson St.; recording secretary,
Skene Thompson, Sub P. O. No. 8, Box 3;
business agent, W. J. Nagle.	
No. 280—Meets every Thursday, 7:30
p.m., Room 302. President, H, Spear:
recording secretary, Jas. Jamleson, 921
Drake street; financial secretary, Ed.
Branch—Meets aecond and fourth
Tuesdays, 8 p.m. President, Fred Rumble; corresponds- secretary, James Ray-
burn; fiananclal secretary, Wm. Jardlne.
Employees, Pioneer Division No. 101
—Meets Labor Temple, second and
fourth Wednesdays at 2:45 p.m. and flrst
and third Wednesdays, 8 p.m. President,
H. Schofield: recording secretary, Albert V. Lofting, Box 178, City Heights
P.O.; financial secretary, Fred A. Hoover,
2409 Clark drive.
178—Meetings held first Friday ln
each month, 8 p.m. President, H. Nord-
land; secretary, W. W. Hocken, P.O. Box
603; financial secretary, L. Wekley, Box
cal No. 62—Meets flrst and third
Wednesdays each month. 8 p.m. President, R. Neville; secretary, P. O. Hoeuke,
Suite 2, 1202 Woodland drive.
Meets last Sunday each month, 2:30
p.m. President, W. S. Armstrong; vice-
president, G. W. Palmer; secretary-treasurer, R. H. Neelands, P.O. Box 66.
No. 2388, U. M. W. of A.—Meets
Wednesday. Union Hall, 7 p.m. President, Sam Guthrie; secretary, Duncan
McKenzle, Ladysmlth, B. C.
Union, Local No. 145, A. F. of M.r—
Meets second Sunday of each month', 640
Robson street. President, J. Bowyer;
Vice-president, F. English; secretary, C.
F. Ward; treasurer, D. Evans.       '
Labor Council—Meets every second
and fourth Wednesday at 8 p.m., in
Labor Hall. President, R, A. Stoney;
financial secretary, J. B. Chockley; general secretary, B. D. Grant, P. O. Box
934.   The public is Invited to attend.
cal 496—Meets every second and
fourth Friday of month In Labor Hall,
7:80 p.m. President, D. Webster; secretary, A, McLaren, P.O. Box 96S, New
Westminster, B. C.	
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CUMBERLAND, V. I., Oct. 30.
A meeting was held here today
under tbe auspices of (according to
the opening remarks of the chairman)
"two respectable employees of the
Canadian Colliery Co." Only those
who were employed by the company
at the time the .present holiday waa
declared were eligible for admittance
to the meeting. It Is quite evident
that the motive of debarring any who
were not employed by-the company
was to keep out the District officials
of the Miners' Union. These two "respectable employees" ot the company
had at their beck and call the whole
police force of Cumberland; also the
Imported thugs who stood guard at
the. door to see that none but employees should gain admittance. This
Is the flnt time In the history of Cum-
norland that armed guards have been
necessary to conduct a meeting of any
kind, and on this occasion the motive
aimed at was not attained. By the
continual boring of the rebels who
bad gained admission the-two ^respectables" and tbelr poltroon, who acted
as chairman, decided to open the
meeting to all. Bo they politely told
the plate-llckere of the Canadian. Colliery Co., who were guarding the door,
to let everybody In that wanted to
come In,        . .    >
Eventually the meeting was called
to order, The chairman, who, Judging him by appearance and logic, Is a
typical example of our pie-Adamite
ancestors, talked for a while about
nothing, then summed up by Inviting
one of the two "respectables" to state
the motive of the meeting. "Respectable" number one said: He and many
more were under the Impression-that
this holiday had been called by a
minority of the miners of this camp,
and that we had now been Idle near a
month, and no headway had been
made by the U.M.W. of A. He was
without money and food. He thought
the majority of the men were willing
to call the strike off." After giving
the men some fatherly advice, telling
them "the best thing they could do
was to get back to work, he concluded his lecture on scabology by making a motion "that a Committee be appointed to interview the management
of the Coal Company to see lt the
men could go back to work."
"Respectable" number two got up
and said: "He knew the men had
rued taking the action they did. They
knew they were ln the hole," and
finished by seconding the motion,
which was now open for discussion.
It may be noted that the chairman,
the mover and seconder of the motion
were all officials ln the company's employ prior to the strike. The three
are pretty good Impersonators ot such
prominent people as Baden Powell
Brlgham Young, Dr. Crlppen, John
Burns, and Harry Orchard. When
Joe Naylor took the platform he was
Interrupted seeral times by the chair
man for evading the Question at Issue
but the audience roared, and insisted
that Joe should say what he liked
without being Interrupted by anyone.
The chairman made many attempts to
butt tn, but he was cried down by the
audience on every occasion. Joe
Naylor, who Is the President of the
Local Union, gave a clear explanation
of the present criBis here. He Bald
he was doubtful whether Nanalmo
would put up a fight against discrimination or not, but he was "confident
that they would put up a fight for a
wage or working agreement end recognition of the union. A scale of
wages has been drawn up, and Is now
before the operators to approve of or
not. The miners of Washington have
promised that. If the National will
give them consent to do so, they will
break their contract and come out ln
sympathy with the miners of Vancour-
ver Island; and if they don't get con
sent to strike, they will help us flnan
daily If necessary. It Is not the men
who are in the hole, but the company.
If the two men who are responsible
for this meeting are respectable, then
I am not, nnd I don't think there are
many such respectables in the town,
and lt Is my opinion that they who
are responsible for this meeting are
hirelings of the company."
Joe was loudly applauded when he
finished. Another took tho plat-
form, and made a bad break by asking a question of Organiser Pattlnson
the speaker defending the "respect-
is." PattinBon at once got on the
platform to answer, amid great applause. The antediluvian again objected, on the grounds that only employees should be allowed to speak.
Pattlnson would have spoken had lt
not been for the reflex of the economic conditions, who were still at the
beck and call of the two "respectables," and who were still in the hall,
and it was only by calling the watch-
dogs of Capitalism into action that
he was prevented from so doing.
Once more the truth of the axiom,
"Might is Right," was made manifest.
A town councillor ook the platform, and made the statement that
"there was a thug and spy In the hall,
and that he (the spy) had advised the chief of police to arrest
some of the agitators. The speaker
advised the men to be orderly. At
this stage a form In the rear of the
hall wu seen to sneak away with
his head down, like a whipped our.
Finally, the motion was put to the
house, and the "majority who were
opposed to the strike ln the first
Place, and who were now eager to call
off the strike," put up their hands, all
four of them. Out of a hall full of
men, packed to the doors, four voted
t» go bask to work.  Th* rait voted
to continue the. strike. Seeing their
game was up, the "respectables" and
their man Friday, together with tho
bluecoatB, left the hall, and Pattlnson
amid great'applause took the platform, and gave a spiel on the present
commodity struggle, which was well
appreciated. The- crowd then dispersed. SPIDER.
P.S. The salaries ot the District
officials have been cancelled until the
strike here Is called off, making the
Interests of all Identical. Writs have
been Issued and served on flfitteen
members of the union to appear before the Supreme Court at Victoria
within eight days. The charge
against the men Is Inciting employeee
ot the. coal company to break their
contract and quit work, although no
contract existed before the strike.
This Is a preliminary move to rail-
roadlng the agitators.
Apparently the company seems to
think the men here can't light without
leaders, I can assure them that so
tar as Cumberland is concerned leaders are nothing. They (the men)
can fight Just as well, If not better,
without them, and the leaders know
Provincial police are being shipped
In by the Government to break tbe
strike. This Is where the men get
left The employers use political
power, and that le something the workers have not yet learned.
Effect of Political Activity and
Enactment of U. 8. Naval
Law Important Factors.
It will be of interest to tbe members
of organized labor, aad especially to
those who have kept In touch with the
machinists' strike for the eight-hour
day in the Pacific Northwest, which
has been on since June ist, 1910, to
hoar that through the great agitation
for the eight-hour day on the Pacific
Coast and in New York City and some
other points we are at last bringing
about the eight-hour day, and lt will
not be long until we have the same
established in this industry.
The Fore River Shipbuilding Com-
pany of Quincy, Mass., will go on an
eight-hour basis on November 4th, and
their 3,900 employes will receive nine
hours' pay for eight hours! work. The
Firth Sterling Steel Company ot Washington, IXC, the Tredegar Iron Works
of Richmond, Va„ and another large
shop in New Orleans, La., have also
got ln line of progress and are working eight hours per day at this time.
All of these firms have given the
eight-hour day since the eight-hour
naval appropriation law and the gov*
eminent eight-hour law applying to all
contractors and sub-contractors went
Into effect. This law means that anything made for the government, unless
it be bought In open marnet, whether
built by private contract or sub-contract, must be built under eight-hour
conditions, and every person working
on the plans must receive those conditions.
The Manufacturers' Association and
the Metal Trades' Association did
everything In their power to keep this
law from passing, and thought they
could knock lt out by refusing to bid
when contracts were to be let, but
soon found their mistake when they
found that lt no bids were received
the work would be done by the navy
yards and they would be playing still
further in our hands.
The Electric Boat Company of
Quincy, Mass., bid on the four submarines authorized by the appropriation of March 4th, 1911, and sublet the
contract with the Intention of evading
the law, but the attorney-general ruled
that they must work the hours just the
The largest shop In San Francisco,
the Union Iron Works, being already
on the eight-hour basis, did not lose
any time In bidding on- this work and
have secured the contract for two ot
them, while the Fore River Shipyard
haa the other two. The appropriation
for this year and for which bidls have
not aB yet been requested, Includes
one battleship, two colliers, six tor*
nedo-boat destroyers, one tender to destroyers, eight submarine torpedo-
boats and one submarine tender,
The large shops In this district who
have been fighting against the eight-
hour day, If they wish to do any ot
this work or to do any repairs on any
of the government boats hereafter,
will have to grant the eight-hour day,
and after having kept, the small shop
owner, who Is a member of the Metal
TradeB' Association, from granting the
machinists' demand for the same conditions for over two years, it would be
quite a pleasure to union men If these
same large shops are tho flrst to have
to inaugurate the eight-hour system In
their shops.
The San Francisco shop owners adjusted themselves to conditions very
readily and Instead of pnttlnlg ln the
last two years In fighting their me-
chanlcs, they could seo far enough
ahead to know that the eight hours
had come/ to stay and every shop ln
that city, Oakland and Sacramento are
on eight hours and are doing good
business and are ready to get ln on all
the contracts-to be let.
Quite a few shops In different parts
of the country, not affected in any way
by the naval law that passed, have also
grantel the eight-hour day In the last
few months, the J. H. Daniel Printing
Machinery Company, Robert Zeigler &
Son Machine Company, Wm. J. Mc-
Googan Machine Shop, and the Ravyer
Printing Machine Works, all of St
Louis, Mo., and the Christian Felgen-
span Company, a corporation of Newark, N.J.
The Hoe Printing Press Company of
New York and the printing press factories of Newark, N.J., are also coming to the eight hours by taking off
15 minutes every six months and lt
will be only a short time until all the
printing press manufacturers in the
country will be working eight hours.
Most of the cities and quite a few
states have an eight-hour law, under
which their work Is let, and taking
all these different Influences, which
will cause a shop owner to work the
eight-hour day in order to get work, It
will not be long before we are dijoylng
the universal eight-hour workday
throughout the country.
' By Bovbeet Kauffssaa.
Taut la lt down on Beelsebub's books;
"August the seventeenth—Isabel
Blonde;  splendid figure;   big, violet
eyes;;' ~" ''•,'..■
Dimples;, fair coloring; feet ot small
Home ln the country;   her parents
quite poor;
Character excellent; morals still pure;
Came to the olty today and  found
woBf, /-:•■'
Wages Ave dollars; department store
Wagea Ave dollars!   lo last seven
' days;
Three for a miserable hall-room   she
Two nickels dally the atreet car receives;   "
One  dollar forty  for   eating,  that
. leaves.
One-forty has such a long ways to
reach—  '
Twenty-one banquets at seven cents
There!   Every penny of wages has
been spent— - ■,
Squandered for feasting and  riding
and rent.
Spendthrift!     She does't remember
life's Ills!
How In the world will she pay doctor's
bills?    .
What If she's furloughed (there's always a chance)t
Isabel ought to save up In advance.
Hold!    We've   not   mentioned   her
clothes; she must wear
Dresses, hats, shoes, stockings, ribbons for hair-
How did she get them?   Suppose that
we stop;
Perhaps It's as well If we let the
thing drop.
You good mathematicians may figure
lt out;
It's a matter of figures or figure, no
Carry this  picture, It's better,   I'm
•  sure:
"Character    excellent,    morals   still
What else Is written we won't try to
Beelzebub thinks much the same way
as we.
Why, as I live!   There's a tear In Us
What in Hell   can make Beelzebub
Surely the devil is feeling his age;
Look what he's writing on Isabel's
"Virtue's a luxury hard to afford
When a girl hasn't money enough for
her board."
—Woman's World.
None but a traitor would take the
place of a man with backbone enough
to strike.
The first Issue of the Industrial
Banner, as a weekly publication, at
Toronto, says:
"With this Issue of The Industrial
Banner another epoch Is marked in
the history of labor Journalism.
After twenty years of labor and self-'
sacrifice on the part of Mr.| Joseph'
Marks, of London, we are pleased to announce that the dream of the publisher of the little monthly Is about to be
realized. Men holding the most responsible positions in the labor movement of Canada are supporting The
Banner both morally and financially,
and a perusal of the list of shareholders In this issue will indicate the
provincial scope of that support. In
addition to the prestige given the
paper by this support,. we can also
officially announce the endorsatlon ol
the Trades and Labor Council of Tor
onto and the Provincial Labor Educational Association. This support,
however, will not make the paper
what It ougnt to be without careful
and efficient management and an able
and competent editorial and advertising staff. With a complete organization there need be no. alarm about the
circulation. The need ot a strong,
aggressive labor paper has been felt
and expressed by the organized workers In all parts of the Province, and it
will be the aim of the Labor Educational Publishing Company. Limited,
to meet that urgent need."
"There has been much speculation
as to the probable policy of The Industrial Banner under the new management but we do not hesitate to
assure those Interested in the paper
that it will be the organ of no particular partry, but will use its powers to
bring about the joint action of the
divided Industrial and political forces
within Ihe labor movement to make
more, effective the efforts put forward
to Improve the conditions of the workers. It will advocate a closer alliance
of the different labor organizations
within clearly defined Industries, in
harmony with the policy of the Trades
and Labor Congress of Canada and
the American Federation of Labor, but
will not support any policy that forces
the organization of the workers upon
the inlustrtal field in advance of those
evolutionary forces in Industry which
must determine the character of labor
organizations. We are determined to
place clearly before our renders the
alms and aspirations of the labor
movement on both the industrial and
political field by establishing our col.
umns as the open forum where problems affecting the working class may
be discussed from more than one
point of view. We ahnll aim tn eliminate such features as abuse of individuals within the movement and deal
as much ns possible with the principles Involved In the development of
the labor movement.
"With this number of Tho Benner a
beginning has been made to weeklv
chronicle the doings In the labor organizations of the Province, and we
propose to keep In close touch with
the big problems that are. being discussed ln the lile dally pnpers in order
that the viewpoint of the working-class
will not he Ignored. Correspondents In
all parts of the Prlvlnce will bring
fresh to our columns the hapnenlngB
in their respective towns and cities.
and with articles of an educational
value from tho best writers on labor
problems ln all parts of Canada and nn
Interesting miscellaneous selection or
news, we hone to maintain the confidence and continued support nf those
who desire the upbuilding of a healthy
ever-active labor movement. In the
accomplishing of these results we will
make mistakes and profit, by our experience, but will eventually emerge
through the Incubator of criticism and
suggestion to a forceful nnd Influential
champion of the working class."
Quite a number of unionists who
never grow tired expounding the necessity of Industrial unionism newly
throw a lit when lt Is suggested that
their own union start in practising a
little of lt.
Seven men, hired by Calgary cm
ployment bureau sharks, to work on
railway construction west ot Edmonton, have each been sentenced to one
month's Imprisonment for refusing to
accept the conditions found upon arrival at the camps. Of course there's
■o slavsry In this country,  No, slree!
Honig's Changing Ha*
$100,000. worth of Staple aad Fescy Goods to be ClewedOrt Wwe
the fat of the year, when a new Propflotonhip take* onftbis baassan
14.50 Carborundum Orlnders MJB
•".SO Certrarundum Orlnders MM
110.00 Carborundum Orlnders tIM
These ore the latest model in oil
running machines.
25 only. Stanley Wood Bottom Jack
and Jointer Pianos.' Values to.
tl.OOj to clear at         " *■
Meat lews In all makes
$2.00; tor
These i—
> are
dues to
fully warranted sows.
• Oontaf levsl regular
I regular IMS for
OaspoBioso* Aptoaa—Seven pockets,
heavy brown, dock; regular 11.00
and 11.26. for...... .._. .tie
I, 4 and 6.1»oh *»••» Wee, four
, for       ._.....„....JIo
0-lnch Stillson Wrenohes; regular
ii.ee x..-d....~i:J.—u.
8-inch Itluson Wrenches;
»1.1» ...^......„i.i~ :,._..
It-inch Stillson Wroncheo;
14-Inch BttUson Wroaeheo;
' ll.'l
Quick out Emery oil Stones, lie
value for ~j-^.—~,.^-. ■„    |je;
>I.M stat foiiu._-._...:™iB.
Builders' Hardware
Sash looks, euh.„. .. ..Jo
Cupboard catches, lie, eaeb—..Je
. Caaemons adiustorsrboat made-JOe
Casement faatenora...— 41a
4-ln, Japanned door butts, pair.
Rat and coat books. I doa.
Drawer pulls, dos...	
Steel butts, per pair...........
Strap hinges, pair................
Door bolts, each...................
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of every man who desires the <best shoes hie money can buy,
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Namod Shoo* Aro Frequently
Mode In Non-Union Fe>cto>rt«e
no Matter what its name, unless it been e
plain and readable Impression of this' Strap.
All shoes without the Union Stamp ere
always Non-Union.
Boot A Shoo Workers' Union
246 Summer Street, Boston, Men.
J. F. Tobin, Pres.    C. L. Balne, Bec.-Treee.
Honest Leather
under proper conditions, in sanitary workshops has one inevitable result
THEJ3HOE ,¥W?,^X^^T\  Look for the
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160 Cordova Street W., near Cambie
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Catalogue now ready—Out of town customers
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Union-Made I SHIRTS
^Wewant every workirgman in Vancouver to visit our
atorea and Bee for himself the very fine stook of union-made
garments carried here and all moderately priced.
SHIRTS—in fine pure wool flannels, serges, meltons and
military flannelettes; all sizea Price $1.75 to 2.75
SHIRTS—in the finer lines of buckskings coards, fleece-
lined.   Suttens and waterproof lines, at $1 to $4
WORKINGMEN'S GLOVES—in the very best makes
such as the H. B. K, Honson, Clark's and Vancouver
makes. Prices   35c to $2.75
Canvas Oloves; our price, 4 pairs for.
Headquarters  for Workingmen's   Apparel
Look for the Red Arrow Sign
125-127 Hastings Street West
Also 614-616 Yates Street Victoria, B.C.
and Jewelery
Geo. G. Bigger
143 Hsstings Street  West
Dealers in
Stoves and Metals
Stove Callings and Repairs Kept
in stock
138 Cordova St. East
How About That Photo
You Promised Your Friend ?
Western Studio
424 Main St Formerly at 440
TAjTootrras, a. 6.
Origin of Species, Darwin.... 20c
Age of Reason, Paine. 20c
Eight Lectures, Ingersoll 20c
The People's Bookstore
112 Cordova W.
Stoves and Nice Warm
for the cool weather at
897 Granville Street Cor. Smytlie
Phone Sey. 8745
Imperial Wine
54 Cordova Street West
Phone Set. 955
Direct Importers of
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ahould send for a sample copy of The
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page labor weekly. Address Labor
Temple, Toronto.   It's a bear!
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light and Heavy Horses
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you will find every conceit/able style, color and
else of union hats. You
have unrestricted choice
of thousands of hats,
soft or stiff, to sslsot
from at one price—12
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Why are the •very- rich growing
richer? ■•-■•■■■■•    • ...
Why are the very poor growing
Why are little children compelled to
work while thousands of able-bodied
men are Idle?
Why do millions go half nourished
when the land is full of plenty?
Why does the cost of living steadily
mount, while the nation produces a
surplus every year averaging two billion dollars?
Every man in America who works is
entitled to a wage sufficient to raise
his family In decent conditions, to educate his children In the common
schools, and to lay by something tor
old age.
Why is It impossible for hundreds of
thousands of men to do this?
Tou hear these questions constantly,
and you hear all kinds of answers.
What is your answer?—Everybody's.
Typos. Oppose Poll Tax,
Vancouver Typo. Union last Sunday went on record us opposed to the
retention of the B. C. poll tax under
any pretense whatever. The vote was
unanimous, Including members who
voted for the government that imposes it.
Proverbial Facts
It's the early bird that catches the
No doubt you've often heard;
But don't forget it's the early worm
That's caught by the early bird.
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Another Check Off Checked Off.
The coal miners of Nanalmo have decided, by a pit-head vote, to cut out the,
dollara-month cinch now being exacted from't'nelr pay'envelopes by the
Western Fuel Company for alleged
doctor's services. A more satisfactory
arrangement will be entered Into slit
months hence, at the expiration of the
present agreement.
Lessons That Will Not Down.
The generous mine owners of
West Virginia so loved their slaves
that they ordered them to leave their
hovels, which are owned by the
barons, or go back to work. The
"identity of Interest" joke has been
pretty well exploded ln West Virginia.
When exploiters hire man-killers to
shoot the exploited, when through desperation they revolt against unbearable conditions, li becomes a difficult
matter for the fakir and hypocrite to
elaborate upon tbe fraternity that
should exist between the robber and
the robbed.—Miners' Magaslne.
Crow's Neat Miners May Strike
That a strike of mine workers in the
Grows Nest district will result unless
the operators and employees settle
their. differences over yardage pay
shortly, Is the opinion expressed by
Clem Stubbs, president or District 18,
United Mine Workers of America, who
will arrive In Vancouver today to attend an executive board meeting of the
B. C. Federation of Labor of which he
la a member.
The coal miners have made several
ineffectual attempts to have the difficulties submitted to a board of arbitration.
The Crows Nest Pass Coal Company
Is the company involved and a strike
would directly affect 2000 miners in
the district.
Old Country Trade Union Bill.
A standing committee" of the house
of commons is considering the Trade
Union bill, which has been framed by
the government to meet the recent Ob-
borne judgment.
While the unions may apply funds
for specified political objects, and under certain conditions, the new bill
states, nevertheless, that members of
those unions who are not willing to
contribute to such political funds may
claim exemption without suffering any
Ramsay McDonald, commenting on
the bill, declared tbat political action
was absolutely essential for the union
movement, and If a man joined the
union he should contribute to the political fund.
Not So Passing Strange.
For reasons probably best known to
themselves there is an element within
the trade union movement of Canada,
with headquarters at Hamilton, Ont.
who refuse to accept the activities of
socialists among their membership as
being just as bona fide and sincere aB
if their politics were of a different hue.
And because of the peculiar viewpoint
and premises of this same element
they are not slow to attribute motives
for good work helng effected by social-
1st trade unionists. All of which Is nothing particularly new or novel. It
seems to be a stage that the labor
movement in certain quarters must
pass through before the membership
find out the real reasons for such objections. Meantime the Reds can well
afford to rest their 6ase upon, their records, which will be found to compare
favorably with any'other school of political thought.
The Tailors
E. J. BralB, general secretary of the
Journeymen Tailors' Union, with headquarters at Bloomlngton, III., writes
The Federatlonist that the question of
Industrial Unionism, or rather the federation of existing unions, will be one
ot the Interesting discussions on the
floor of the coming convention of the
American Federation of Labor at Rochester, N.Y., opening next Monday.
"I am pleased to state that the
Journeymen Tailors Union of America
has stood for industrial unionism and
is endeavoring to promote It in the
tailoring Industry," says Secretary
Brais. |, .
"The progress, however, Is slow and
difficult, due to the stand taken by the
Cloak Makers and the Garment Workers, who are opposed to this proposition. At least that is the position of
the officers. For .the many reasons
mentioned in the circular -letter re-
cently sent out by. Vancouver Trades
and Labor Council throughout the
labor world the industrial unionism is
Imperative, if the labor movement is
to continue to grow and progress."
Sir Richard. McBride paid, a flying
visit to Fernle 4>n Saturday morning,
and A. J. Carter and Thos. Uphill took
the opportunity of interviewing him on
the question of gas committees in general, a matter which bas caused .a
suspension of work In the mines on
Vancouver Island. The matter was
thoroughly gone Into, the delegation
laying particular stress on the necessity of protecting the men who accept
such positions from discrimination.
Sir Richard gave his assurance that
wherever it can be proven to the department that men had been discriminated against on account of going on
gas committees he would take Immediate Bteps to deal with the responsible officials of any such companies
in an exemplary manner. He further
stated that he would instruct the
mines Inspectors'to keep a close lookout and to report such companies who
may be guilty of Indulging' In "such
practices.—Fernle Ledger. _
Calgary Carpenters Strike.
The federal Minister of Labor has
been called upon by carpenters en-
gaged In building an immigration hall
at Calgary to see that union wages—
the "prevailing rate"—are paid. '
McBride's "Homestead" Laws.
The purchase of 550,000 acres of
land In Northern British Columbia has
just been completed by Lauchlln Mac
lean, of Spokane, and his associates,
for a consideration of 12,730,000. The
transaction constitutes probably the
largest land purchase ever made In the
Pacific northwest
But Nothing Will Be Done.
"We, the Jury empanelled to Inquire
into the death of George Hess on Oct
29 at the new Orpheum Theatre on
Oranvllle Street, hereby conclude that
the deceased came to his death while
ln the execution of his duty through
an accident ln the breaking of a der-
rick used for the purpose of hoisting
Bteel girders. .We also add a rider to
the. elect tbat more care should be
taken In Inspecting machinery where a
sacrifice of human life Is liable to occur."
The above verdict, as is explained
therein, was brought in at the Inquest
held following the fatal fall of George
Hess at the new Orpheum Theatre ln
Granville Street Wednesday.
Will It Be Collected 7
Ottawa, Oct 23—That the United
Shoe Machinery Company of Canada
is a combination and Its leases from
the parent company with headquarters
In Boston restricting the use ot leased
machinery operated ln restraint of
trade, Is the finding of the board of
investigation, constituted under the
Combine Investigation Act.
The board recommends that the fine
of $1000 a day provided for such violations of the law shall not become effective for six months.
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Postmaster Macpherson has assured
The Fed, that delivery ahould be made
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Painters' Local, 138.
The last meeting of Local 138 was
remarkable for the amount ot criticism that the "democrats" on the
Trades and Labor Counoll received
for their action In delaying—tor the
month—tbe appointing of a paid secretary by the Council. A vote was
taken on the question submitted to us
by .the Trades and Labor Council:
"Are you ln favor of the duties of the
secretary being enlarged, and a sal-
ary commensurate with the duties to
be performed, being referred to the
executive?" and after some discussion
the affirmative was unanimously
adopted. Some of our members were
ln favor of a business agent being appointed who would be cut free trom
secretarial work, In order that all his
time could be devoted to the Interests
of the organised workers.
The smoker committee reported progress and J. W. Wilkinson, president
of the B. C. Federation of Labor, has
consented to act as chairman. The
event Is fixed for Nov. 14.,
Ontario Unionists Active.
The most encouraging sign In connection with the organized labor move-
ment throughout .the entire province
of Ontario Is to bo found In the systematic plans being laid to Inaugurate a
province-wide campaign of education,
agitation, and organisation. The same
inspiring news comes from nearly
every Industrial centre, and it is now
certain that during the coming winter
scores of public meetings will be held
to advance the interests of organized
labor through the discussion of live
social and economic questions. The
trade union can but gain by the fullest
publicity. The agitation Is not con-
fined to any section of the province,
the same spirit animates east and west
alike, the feeling everywhere prevails
that tradee unionism must be resolutely pushed from this time on as never
before. This awakening is an Inspiring sign, and Is proof positive that the
membership at large is ready for a for-
ward move. Organized labor is a living force, and the more It can bring
Its alms and aspirations to the notice
of- a discerning public, the more pronounced must be its growth. It is eminently respectable" today to carry a
union card.—Industrial Banner.    '
"The ballot is the only tool that the
worker has never learned to use to
the accomplishment of great things."
Your Appearance
MANY a man has lost
good opportunities for
advancement in life simply
because he did not dress
well. The price of stylish,
serviceable clothing today
is so little that anyone oan
afford it. If you doubt
this,. come to our store.
We will prove it to your
613 Granville Street
We can furnishfwoji y* let
si here year
41 Hastings Street W.
Phone Seymour 3887
Berry Bros.
Agents for Cleveland Cycles,
"Tbe Wrqroi* with the assentation".
Full line of accessories
Repairs promptly executed
.   Ureas ssrysseat TSOI	
A Credit to Union Workmanship
SSOOBTD sTlMOWS liON construction will soon start, Buy now before
prices jump; four large lots left; only
a block from waterfront, right at Second Narrows; IS50 each; quarter cash,
balance I, 12, IS months. What will
these be worth when building begins?
' Whltaker & Whltaker. The North Vancouver Experts, ISO Howe street, Van.
Break Your Cfiains-
and go hack
to the land
We Help Yon to Locate
Homesteads and Pre-Emptions
in British Columbia   "
Western Farming ft Colonization Co.
5 Winch Building        LIMITED Vaneouver, B.O.
"Best Three Dollar Hat on'Earth"
Richardson & Potts
417 Granville Street, Phone 3822
Padmore's Big Cigar Store
Co-operation Moves the World
and the new buying, handling and selling system of the
Stores, Ltd.
(Store in the Labor Temple)
<J This store is owned and managed
by a number of co-operating, class
conscious workingmen forthe benefit
of themselves, wives and families.
^ Each month they get back a percentage of their purchases during
that month and each year they draw
dividends on the total profits besides.
There are numerous other advantages which you should know about.
♦J At present we handle only groceries, but in time it
is our intention to branoh out into all other lines of
merchandise—meats, drygoods, boots and shoes, hardware, eto. We also intend to open several branch
stores for the handling of meats, provisions, eto. in the
outlying parts of the eity.
»J Buy your groceries here—our- stook is all fresh, new
add pure—no other kind kept, because our PRINCIPAL CUSTOMERS ARE OWNERS of the store.
vj But whether you want groceries or not, come in
and learn about the new co-operative merchandizing
system, whioh, it is expected, will substantially reduce
the cost of living to members and make possible a
greater industrial Vancouver.
Courteous Service and Prompt Peihrery
Use the Phone — Ours is Seymour 6480
410 Dunsmuir St,
Vancouver, Can.
"Watch Us Grow"
Vancouver Island
To Readers of the Federationist
I have received a large number of enquiries from reaaers
of The Federatlonist for improved British Colombia Farm Lands.
I have just purchased a farm on the Stampe River, about
two miles from the city limits of Alberni, which I am subdividing
into blocks of about ten acres each.
The soil is very rich bottom land and each block will have
about Ave acres cleared, and the other five acres will be very light
clearing, most of it having been slashed a number of years ago.
Price will average $260 per acre. This wilt all be rapidly sold in
Alberni. Two railroads are projected through the property, and
Alberni City is growing rapidly.
If any readers of The Federationist wish to reserve
a block, I will hold same.for them upon receipt of a deposit
of $100.
Papers will be ready for execution in about 60 days.
Terms one-third cash and the balance oan be spread
over three years if required. Interest 7%. If unable to
visit the property yourself, I will select a block for you.
This is a good thing either for actual settlement or
speculation, and I will guarantee your money.


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