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fourth T^ar No. 77.
Vancouver Trade* and Labor Coun-, this year, takenishape In a wide num-
dl hu been striving tor years to .or- ner of spontaneous uprising* in log-
ganlse tha men engaged in ttalogringi*!? «•»!», »ha sawmills. While thai
ajaoise mo snunimw iuss'us itrikea h*ve generally succeeded ln net-
and timber Industry. Borne month*
I ago the co-operation of the, executive
' council ot the American Federation of
j Labor was enlisted and George Heath-
erton, an old-time member of the Weit.'
era Federation of Miners, was pressed
Into service with a view to bringing
about the aim* of the central labor
General Organiser C. 0. Young ha*
arrived tn Vancouver and he, too, is
anxious to set aomethinivdone towards
getting the 100,000 men employed In
the lumber, Industry, all through the
Pacific Northwest, Into one organise.
The suggestion has been made that
the Logger*' union here to take the
initiative in a campaign to encturage
the Shingle Weaver*' to branch out
tlon*, and have Included with-
into real international proportions, and have Included within its Jurisdiction' all the. men
engaged In the Industry. In fact,
It la more than propable that President
Brown of the International Shingle
Weavers' union will be asked to visit
Vancouver shortly, to discuss the possibilities of such a scheme of organisation with local union officials, Including Organiser Heatherton.
In view of this probable move a recent statement made by President
Brown is worthy ot the consideration
of all concerned. Bays Mr. Brown:
- "It seem* fitting and proper, that ln
the contemplation ot the gratifying
progress made by the organised labor
movement since last Labor day, "we
should also turn- our eyes on some of
the work yet to be done.
"In the West particularly, the great
problem confronting the working class
Is the organisation. Of the.men employed In the sawmills and In the
"Along the Paolfic coast, north of|
Pan Frsnclsco, and including British
Columbia; fully 115,000 men are employed In the lumber Industry. 1ne<
men sre anything but wall organised.
Moat of the organised are shingle
weavers, a branch ot tha lumber Industry employing a very large per
entage of skilled men, but whose numerical strength Is lnslsnUeant,
Shlnel* Weavers Have **lt Iron Heel
"The Interantlcnd Shlagt* Weavers'
union of America has been organised
about ten years, and ln that time the
members of this organisation have felt
the Iron heel of the lumber magnates.
"Shingle weavers on the whole are
young men, The work requires speed
sad great Intensity. 'The work Is
aarve raokleg and seldom do men stay
In the calling tor more than a few
year*.  ...
• "During the tune the shingle weaver* have bean organised they have
given a very good account of themselves and have manifested a clear de-
agroeeGfnwnBswes IlMTer mtwypnp
tennhratloa to stay In the game. This
disposition has gradually Impressed
Itself upon those who have grown Immensely rich through the barter and
sale of forest products.
"At this' time the shingle weaver* I
are working under favorable trade
agreements with some of the largest
lumbering concerns in the state of
Washington. >
The Nsed of Organisation,  ~ \
"Not only has the fighting spirit ot
the shingle weavers compelled respect
and consideration from employer*,
but it ha* enthused the woodsmen and
sawmill worker* with * desire to try
to better their own condition. The
discontent of thl* clsss of men has
terlng their conditions by advancing
wages and securing redress of many
crying grievances, they have shown
lack Of coheslveness, and the ability
of employers to prevent thi* makes It
easy for them to withdraw an' the In-
stallment plan the grudgingly granted
concessions forced by the workers ln
their' associated capacity.'
"It now remains (or these men to
learn the lesson of their failure, to appreciate the need of a permanent organisation to hold the advantage* they
have shown the strength to secure.
United Lumber Workera Are Power
"Sawmill working and logging does
not require that a large percentage ot
the men be highly skilled. Those of
the men Who are highly skilled have
been taught to believe that their Interests and the Interests of the common laborers are "not the same.' But
even this .sophistry Is losing prestige.
The old and time-honored scheme of
pitting one nationality against another
has been played out to it* limit by the
employers. The men are beginning to
feel that cutting each other's throats
because of linguistic differences Or because of a difference In complexion has
more attractions for .the employers
than tor the men. The uprising this
spring have proven to the Workers that
united they are a power. The problem Is, how to unite them—get them
Into an organisation that shall endure.
"The majority lacking a nigh degree
of skill, the secret of the strength of
the woodsmen and sawmill workers
will be In their number*. To be the
power they should, they will have to
organise on a large scale, and the psychology of numbers can do wonders tor
the wage-workers In the lumber Industry.   '
"It Is because the employers fear
the power of an organisation that
every means Is resorted to In the attempt—so far successful—to break up
Organiser CiO. Young of the
American Federation of Labor,
Is responsible for the statement
that theware sime 300,000 wage-
workers enjsged In the legging
ami timber ttMbtatry of th* Pa-
clfle Nortrrwest, a very email
proportion of Which are at present organised:,' a condition that
will be remedied during the next
two year*, If present plins aro'
developed. ■-■.'.
Secretary New Westminster Bartenders'
■-' Local No. 784.
Vancouver Island Strike,
'Stay away from Cumberland and
Ladysmlth; mine owners discriminating against organised labor; miners
Idle," says an official sticker being
freely circulated on the coast by the
officials pf District 28, United Mine
Workers of America.  Until labor con-
KH'-'nKtr EEZZTtfrtZMlZSi Z 'd't'ons become more settled wage-work,
organisations before a foothold can oe^ „,,„ ,,„„„„ »;, „t„.„,.„_. «„>.
gained,      -■
Hew to Organise.
"To prevent this it ought to be pos
sible for the woodsmen and sawmill
workers to organise under the banner
of an organisation with experience,
which will prevent falling Into the pitfalls of designing employers. This matter has long been under consideration
by the shlnglb weavers, but to take so
heavy a load with so small an organisation might'not only do the others
no good but might be the means of
swamping the now fairly prosperous
shingle weavers.,
"The thing then to do.Is to outline
a plan where be shingle weavers or
some other bona fide trad* vplon may
receive the necessary support for the
anticipated conflict with the owners of
the large mills and sawmills and then
begin actively the organisation of the
entire lumber Industry. Being most
closely associated It is probable the
shingle weavers could take charge of
an organisation of this character better and with a greater likelihood of
success than any other International
Building Tradan Council.
An extra special meeting of. the
Building Trades Council will be' held
in Labor Temple on Monday evening,
September 30, 1912, Instead of the
first Monday In October. As tbe business to be transacted at this meeting
Is ot great .Importance to future welfare of the building trades In this
city, It Is hoped that every union will
advise their delegates to be in attendance. ,"
When in Doubt
Buy     f
JOT 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" la your quality guarantee.
Price: $1.25
COMPARE THEM—Note, the At, yardage, number of
pockets, finish, etc. There's no other overalls that can
hold a candle with them for good values.
LOOK AT THE JACKETS-They are equally good. Note
the gauntlet cuffs, and the uniform band collar, and than
you'll be satisfied there's only one good Jaoket, that'* the
one made by Peabody.
ers will do well to shy clear of Van''
Couver Island.
Engineers, No. 39/.
Local 307 of the International
Union ot Steam and Electrical Hoisting Engineers—and every other variety
ot engineer—meets In Labor Temple
every Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock,
The membership of our union Is increasing rapidly, with the result that
we are making-application for a larger
meeting room. Organiser' Young ot
the A. F. of L., waa present at. our
last meeting, and four new members
were Initiated.. We decided to take
some shares In the Labor Temple.
ge)*JM;>S....-'■■-.:. ,..-„-'--,..^ -■■,
Blessed are the strong for they
shall Inherit the earth. Cursed are the
weak tor they shall Inherit the yoke."
Drank With Power H* Bid**
Eouatstod Over Vaocou-
v*r Idaid Mine*.
■ Premier McBride has refused a dele?
gatlon of Vancouver Island miners,
headed by Jack Place, socialist member for Nanalmo riding, any assurance
of taking steps to bring about a settlement of thev grievance* between the
miners and the mine owners.
The violation of the Coal Mines Regulation Act, failure.to pay under the
Workmen's Compensation Act, mine In
specters that do not Inspect; excess
storage of explosives endangering human life, and a hundred and one petty
grievances, are of no Concern to the
provincial executive council.
- They are firmly seated In the governmental saddle, and need pay no attention to. royal commissions of Investigation that are never appointed in good
enough for a class that fails to remember Its own class on election day.
And none appreciate this fact more
than the oily Sir Dick.
When the workers give political expression to their. Industrial need* and
requirements they may expect differ:
ent treatment.
But not till then.
3. W. Wilkinson, President of B.
O. F. of L. Will Be Speaker
i     ol Rjjonlng. -
The Painters' union will begin a
series of open educational meetings,
to be continued during the winter
months, commencing on Thursday
evening, Oct 10. '.'■ The committee In
charge.have asked J. W. Wilkinson,
president of the B.C. Federation, to address tbe meeting, A general Invitation to all wage-workers In the painting Industry Is to' be extended. Of
course the meetlnis will take place ln
one of the big halls ln the Labor
Temple. .If possible, too, a little music
will be Injected Into the evening's program. Don't forget the Painters' open
meeting on Oct, 10, Keep the date
oped; &'i
• With what 1* tantamount to a strike
already on among Ut* coal miners of
Vancouver Island, and th* result of the
referendum vote Just taken by the]
membership of District « of the Western Federation of: Miners, oovei
the metallferous mining Industry of
the entire province, there Is likely to|
be "doings" In the organised labor
world before the close of the year.
Th* grievance* of th* coal mlnen on
Vancouver Island have been pratty
thoroughly reviewed In The Federatlonist during the put three month*,
and therefore need no further elucidation for the moment.
With the declaration of the Wertern
Federation of •finer*, however, now
available trim headquarters in concrete firm, lt beclme* th* duty of TW
Federationist to alas* the details satire the labor WorMv .    .     .'f 1
Briefly, the demands of the metaJlf-
erous miners are aa follows:  ' j
District Wag* teals,
Sbaftmen ............—	
Machine Men ............	
the constantly dusnauMag peweea*
Ing power ot th* oollar* tbey near**
In wages. -
Having almost naantatomlly voted to
make tb* change, there eaa k* a*
doubt of waat their ultimata oattoat*
will be. The mlnere will get their*. K
waa true of them when they waat aaat
tin flrat' tight-blur wo* 'tkr.Mzm:!:
province many year* ago. ■W'wtH,*** ■
Just ss true of tkem today. -:-
Just bans muehattoatleawlDaapaM
to the Iiiduatrto!I«*«tiaWaa*a4 Deputes Act will largely depsad apoB too
activity and promptness of tb* Department of Labor at Ottawa. Oa*
thing I* sure. Th* 41** art aevaaaV
th* miners mean business.
Socialist  Lecturer, .Writer,  Poet, Who
Will Visit Vancouver Island at Once,
to Assist the Striatal Coal. Miners.
Elevator Constructors No. 26.
Our meetings for the past few weeks
have been noticeable'for the small
turnout of members, but an effort Is
being ade to Instil more enthusiasm
amongst them with a view to having
this rectified. Trade Is fairly goodi
and the supply of mechanics more
than equal to tbe demand.
We regret having to report that our
late secretary, "Mike" Knelling, has
left town and gone to reside In Ta-
coma. Mr. T. W. Wright Is now secretary and al correspondence In connection with the business of the local
should be addressed to him. Bro.
Sabin, president of the Building
Trade* Council, contemplates leaving
the city. He is quite a "Nimrod" In
his way ahd says It Is more profit-,
able to go hunting and trapping during the winter than to work for wages
hanging on to a ridge-board trying to
drive nails Into' punk shingles.
Timber Kramers.
Plperaen ._...;„■„„.
Trackmen .......	
Mucker* ind Carmen	
Chutemen .... .......
Top Carmen.
Common Laborers :.._.
- 4.00
... 4.00
.. 4.60
.. 4.00
.. 1.76
.. ISO
. 8.60
Teamsters (Caring'tor their own
team) : ............  4.00
Watchmen  ,.: *.... 3.16
Skip Tenders .
The Ettor-Glovannlttl trial on a
charge of conspiracy to murder has
been set for September 80.
Tailors snd Garment Workers.
Negotiations are still ln progress between the Journeymen Tailors' International union and the Garment Workers' International, with a view to federating their organisations Into one
big union; covering the whole Industry.
Hofstmen (Double Drum) ...
Hoistmen (Single Drum|	
Compressor Men    	
Firemen (Bight-Hour Day)....— 1.18
Fireman's helper (8-hour day) 8.60
Motormen . .............: _„• 8.76
Electrician In charge of generator 4.50
Electrician net In charge of generator   ...a.  --. 4.00
Machinists  _.;.....U... ...-,. 4.50
Blacksmith and fool Sharpeners 430
Blacksmith's Helpers, On Machine
Steel •.,„.  ( 8.76
Bench Carpenters ._ 4.60
Rough Carpenters   4.00
Mtllnten employed In Lead Concentrator* (8-hour day)  4.00
Mlllmen's Helper*, Minimum Wage
for an eight-hour day   8.60
Ore Sorter* 8.50
How would It do to start In being a
union man by demanding union-made
What the Workers Must Do
By Wilfrid Orlbble.
One Is often told, when endeavoring
to stir up some member of the work-
Ing class to thought and action:
"Things hare always been as they are
and they always will be."
This Is often said by members of
labor unions—If true, why do they belong to labor unions, which are endeavoring to change things, to better
It Is often said by church members,
who go to church on Sunday and pray,
"Thy will be done on earth as It Is
In heaven."
Why do,such pray for something on
Sunday and say on Monday that it can
never be!
But it Is not true that things remain
the same.
The only thing that doesn't change
Is change Itself,
Change Is ceaselessly taking, place
throughout tbe universe.
Change Is ceaselessly taking place In
organic life—vegetable life, animal life. J
Change is taking place In social life.
Knowledge le power and we must understand the reason for social changes,
because ss we are all members of socl<
ety, units In society, those changes affect us for good or III, and, If we understand how, we can be Intelligent
Instruments In the hands of natural
forces expressed In society and direct
the chsnge In the way most advantageous to us.
In short, we can do what we choose,
no matter what, when there are enough
of us who know enough and combine to
do what we want.
Now what do we want? Incidentally
some may want what others do not
care anything about; for Instance, the
writer Is very fond of a game of billiards and has Just asked Parm Pettlplece If he likes the game and finds
R. P. P. is nit a bit struck on it.
But we are both fond of good food,
good clothes and a good place to live ln
and are not so fond of work that we are
desirous of working harder than Is nee
essary to get these things..
That about states the position of all
of us.
Now It seems to the writer the thing
to do Is for those who have the same
Interests, who want the same thing
done, Is to get together and do what
they want done whenever they have developed tbe strength to do It,,whatever
lt is they Want done, regardless of what
stands In the way and of whoever
should object to the action they take.
Now, what Is the action which must
be taken?
Of course, action Is already being
taken by the labor unions to endeavor
to Increase wages, to retard the fall of
wages, tb shorten hours, to better conditions. This Is as lt should be. This
Is lndlspenslble under the wage system. But this kind of action, while mitigating, will never solve.
Th* socialist position, which is the
position ot the writer, Is that the action which must eventually be taken by
the mass of the workers Is to deprive
the capitalist of their dies ownership
of the means of life by bringing about
social ownership with Its consequent
Social oontrol, with production for use
ln place of production for profit.
That this can be done,, that lt must
be done, Is plain to the writer.
How it is to be done Is also quite
simple—get enough to do It and then
Simple as falling off a log! But we
will never have enough to do it until
enough knew what is the matter.
We who know what Is the matter
must ceaselessly Impart our knowledge
to those who do not know,
We did not know once, but were
capable ot learning and did. learn.
They do not know now, but are apatite of learning and will learn.
It Is a matter ot time, but not only
a matter of time, for as time files our
lives fly, and there is something spoil,
ing our lives to a great extent right
now and will continue to make our
lives still lesB enjoyable the longer that
"something" lasts.
That "something" Is the capitalist
system, wblch only exists by consent
of the workers.
The workers only consent because
they don't know any better. -
There Is only one thing wrong.
There Is only one thing which stands
in the way of a change.
Everything Is ready for the change
from class to social ownership but one.
The working class I* not ready because they don't know enough to be
The working class is an intelligent
The proof for these statements?
Look around you and sse the proof—
every last bit of wealth you see was,
from start to finish, produced by the
Those buildings—built by- the workere.
Those ships—constructed by the
Those motor care—the workers produced them,
That food, those railways, those fabrics, those musical Instruments, those
billiard tables, those books, those machines; all, everything, right back to
the rawest of raw materials, produced
by the working class and the working
class alone..
Ah! It takes an intelligent class to
do that.
But after doing it all, they, as a
class, have nothing.
The working class, as a class, have
never owned anything.
The working class will never own
Human beings can only be classed
on property lines and as loLg as we
have classes, the owning class will own
practically everything and the working class, practically nothing.
Classes In society must be abolished,
and only the workers can do this, they
alone have the need; they alone can
realise that need; they alone can de-
velop tbe Incentive, the Intelligence
and the power to bring about the future order of society.
As Shelly said many years ago, appealing to the workers of England to
rise in revolt against their masters:
"Men of England, (Labor) heirs of
Heroes of unwritten story,
Nurslings of one mighty mother,
Hopes of her and one another—
Rise like lions after slumber,
In unvsnqulshable number,
Shake your chains to earth like dew,
Which ln sleep had fall'n on you,
Ye are many, they are few."
In that last line Shelley "touched
the spot"—we workers can do what we
like when we know enough.
We workers have the potential power
in iis which will become actual power
when we clearly realize our class Interests, and, when we DO, we will
put an end to a system under which, in
a world of plenty, we produce everything and have nothing, under which
we work without living that others
might live without working, under
which we suiter that others might en-
WE must do this; we must not leave
to the other fellow; we must not think
that leaders can do things for us. .We
who see "something should be done"
must help to do that something. Some
of us are already doing our best; it is
"up to" you who are not to fall in line I
by helping yourself, by helping the I
working class out of wage-slavery and |
eventually sharing In the freedom that
shall result from its abolition.
Don't leave It to others, fellow work-
er, do your share.
Strike a steady pace, and keep that
pace; this Is better than spasmodic
Life Is short and time is precious.
Make the most of life.
The most of life can be made under
a system of slavery only by fighting for
"Quit yourselves like men, and fight."
Aerial and Gravity Tramway Men 4,50
Secretary-treasurer A Shilland, Sandon, announce* that the referendum
vote to endorse the above demands ha*
been carried by a sweeping majority
of more than 20 to 1.
- The International having officially
sanctioned tbe" actloa of TJMtrtct %
over tbe signature* of Preeldent Moyer
and International Sec-treas. Mills,
nothing remains but to fix a date for
the general adoption and enforcement
of the new wage schedule and working conditions.
The Federatlonist is advised, unoffl-
clallly, that the Trail smelter and a
few other corporations have already
met the raise ln wages and signed
agreements accepting the provisions of
the new schedule.
Be that as It may, the members of
District 6 have decided that Inasmuch
as they have had practically no raise
ln wages for the paat thirteen years
there must be a re-adjustment, to meet
rl     Salvation aimt
for » Purth*r OoMJaoratitm WIS
. -    Paul*' Ubor.  ,
So w*n ple**M with result* fe t*<t
Salvation Army ov«r the fhuutaW
success of Importing "domestic*" froas
tbe British Isles, tbat It now annones*
a scheme for the shipment to Oaaada
of 117.000 widows, with 800,00 cMldfsst
That the various govarassoats of
Csnada wtll ba stung for a goodly as**
there 1* no doubt, In addition to th*
regular Immigration bonus. A cou*e>
tion to assist in tb* "work" will b*
liberally r**poadod to In tb* OU Con*
try, snd beside* these Juicy plums ta*
usual contract will be demanded ot tb*
victim*, In which they will **TM to
pay back all monies advanced by th*
Army on the Instalment plan.
The- steamboat and railroad esaV
panic* wtll have to come through wUfc
the usual commissions,'and taksa altogether It is one of the coarsest grafting
scheme* this aid* ot Halifax.
However laudable the desirability *f
moving helpless women aad ehlldraa
to Canada may be. It ahould be carried
out by or under tbe direct control of
the federal Immigration department Itself.
Never yet has any on*, government
or .otherwise, been able to secure a
financial statement from the Salvation
Army Immigration department
Such barefaced vulgar traffic In human flesh and blood ahould be cut oat,
and that at once; not aided and abetted by governmental treasuries, la th*.
Interest of employer* looking for cheap
women and child labor.
.  Another Labor Temple. .
The   unionists   of   Grays   Harbor,
Wash., have decided to build a labor
Canada Should Be Next,
The British Trad* Union Congress
has voted to celebrate May 1st, International Labor Day.
Still Piddling Away Time.
A special meeting of the executive
council of the American Federation ot
Labor, held last month, failed to secure
an endorsatlon of tha candidature ot
Woodrow Wilson for president. Nor
was there any alternative portion)
taken by the executive.
The members cf the International
Machinists' Union employed on the
railroads In Canada recently held a
convention at Winnipeg, wltb the object of "obtaining better conditions on
all railroads in Canada." After a
thorough discussion of ways and
means, it was voted to organize a
Canadian District board, In lieu of
two or three organisations for like
purposes, and the following officers
were elected: President, D. McCal-
lum, Winnipeg; first vice-president, A.
H. Williams, Winnipeg; second vice-
president, C. Dickie, Montreal;" secretary treasurer, R. S. Ward, Winnipeg.
Garment Workers' Convention.
The convention of the Garment
Workers which adjourned In Indianapolis on August 31st adopted many
progressive measures which will be
submitted to tbe referendum for approval.
The most Important of-these were the
propositions to establish strike, sick
and death benefit funds, the establish-
ment of a universal wage scale In the
shirt and overall Industry and the
reference to the general executive
board of resolutions instructing them
to prepare plane fo rthe Inauguration
of a universal elgbt-hour day.     '
Painter*1 Activity.
Geo. E. MacLafferty of Aberdeen,
and G. E. Pettlt of Hoqulam, are back
from Vancouver, B. C, where they represented the Painters' unions ln the
"Northwest Conference." One of the
most Important actions of the confer-
ence was to extend Its Jurisdiction to
include all the territory west of tbe
Rockies.—Hoqulam Free Press.
The members of Britannia Miners'
union,  employed  at  the  Britaaata
leral Investigation board,' aad ta*
Department of Labor ha* been so advised.   Minister of Labor Crothers recently wrote Secretary Webb: "......
I trust the employees wtll find It possible to accept Without delay the recommendations made. The dispute ha*
been Investigated according to th*
laws of tbe country, and It seems to
me that It Is the duty of both parties,
and the only course consistent with
good citizenship, to abide wholly by
the outcome. Only In this way can w*
look to securing; In the Dominion a reasonable degree of Industrial pete*.
..." Inasmuch as the company
will have been advised by the minister
along similar lines, lt will be Interest-
Inr to 'Mow whelhei the same "good
citlzMtthip" will be evidenced as ha*
been by ihn decision of thi. miner*,
The unionists ot the province of N*w
Brunswick have Just organised a provincial federation ot labor, nnd th* following have been elected «* tb* flrst
officers of the new Federation: Frail-
dent, J. b. Donovan; vice-president, P.
D. Ayer; secretary-treasurer, Nell
Savage. It Is proposed to call the flnt
annual convention on Thanksgiving
A fine of 1260 was Imposed upon th*
Hastings Shingle Mfg. Co., Vancouver,
for a violation of the Factories Act,
one day last week. The Information
was laid by Factory Inspector C. R.
Gordon, and the case tried before
Magistrate Shaw. Mr. Gordon . aay*
this Is only the first' of a number of
prosecutions that are to follow unless
mill owners take more recognizance of
the law covering the protection of human life and limb.
'The workers must organise If they
want Industrial and political power."
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'Unity of Labor, the hope of the world."
PAPER.   If this number Ib on lt
your- subscription expires next issue.
By arrangement with the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada the executive committees ot federations of labor
become the Congress executive for
their respective provinces. Last year
the Congress made a legislative grant
to the B. C. Federation of Labor. This
year a grant was made to the Alberta
Federation of Labor. But after the
first year of existence of a provincial
federation of labor tbe Congress bas
no expense to bear for the presentation of legislative demands.
., In time this will mean a considerable saving financially to tbe Congress
and should leave ample funds for legislative and organisation work ln new
Last year the Congress decided to
make the position of Its president a
permanent one. This year it has been
suggested that the vice-president be
added to the list, a proposal that
should meet with the hearty approval
of the affiliated membership. Later,
too, the position ot secretary-treasurer
must be made tbe'work of a man de-
voting bis entire time to the work of
tbe Congress.
If the workers ever expect to get
anything they wjll have to expect to
make It the business of some one tb
attend .to It. Three paid officials on
the staff of an organisation the else of
the Congress Is not too large for the
work there Is to be done, ln addition
to the placing of organisers In the field
previous to conventions.
The question of representation will
also have to be readjusted , In due
course, so that provincial federations
of labor and central labor bodies will
contribute more of tbe delegation than
has heretofore been tbe case.
Some effort should be made to secure more publicity for the Congress
than at present. A» official bulletin or
news-letter should be issued at least
once a month, to be mailed to the labor press of Canada, and the British
The Congress should also secure the
services of a good speaker'or .two, to
tour the Dominion, at least every three
months. Most of the local expenses ln
connection with Such a programme
could be borne by central labor bodies
In the industrial centres visited. James
Simpson would be a good choice for a
Organised labor, Judging by tbe
Ouelph convention, seems to be pretty
well agreed as to wbat must be done
to solve the problem. It only remains
to put the Congress machinery Into operation along correct lines.
The membership Is looking to the
executive to make the next move.
The present executive committee
know what to do. There should be no
further delay In accepting tbe task
and tackling the work before It with a
will and a determination to do things.
that will inspect is to seise the power
of appointing them.
An easy way to help la to mention to
advertigera that you read their ad. ln
The Federationist.   Try lt.
Was your union represented at last
meeting of the Trades and Labor Council? Better elect a few live oneB.
Slavery Includes all other crimes.
It Is the joint product of the kidnapper, the'pirate,-thief, murderer.and
hypocrite. It degrades labor and corrupts leisure, says "The Voice of Labor."
With the idea that labor lathe basis
ot progress goes the truth that labor
must be free. The laborer must be a
free man.
We would like to see thla world, at
least, so that a man could- die, and
not fret that he had left bis wife and
children a prey to the greed, the avarice, or tbe cruelties of mankind.
There Is something wrong In a government where tbey who do the most
have the least. There Is something
wrong when honesty wears a rag and
rascality a robe; when the loving, the
tender, eat a crust, while the infamous sit at banquets.
The laboring people should unite
and should protect themselves against
all Idlers. Mankind Is divided into
classes: The laborers and the Idlers,
the supporters and the supported.
Every man Is dishonest who lives upon the unpaid labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
■ We need free bodies and free mlnda
—free labor and free thought, chain-
lesB hands and fetterless brains. Free
labor will give us wealth. Free thought
will give us truth.
There will never be a generation of
great men until there has been a
generation of free women—of free
When women reason, and babies sit
ln the laps of philosophy, the victory
of reason over the shadowy host of
darkness will be complete.
Tbe rights of men and women
should be equal and sacred—marriage
should be a perfect partnership—
children should be governed by kindness—every family should be a republic—every fireside a democracy.
Trades and Labor   Council
next Thursday evening, Oct. 3.   Every
delegate should* be present at 8 p.m.
A little more Industrial unionism
and a little less talk about It would
help some.   Begin today.
Labor Temple halls are very much
In use these days. Secretary McVety
Is kept busy counting the money and
locating the water leak.
If your union Is alive let The Federatlonist know about it. If dead let's
have an obituary notice. Secretaries
please note.
Now that Vancouver unionists have
builded the finest Labor Temple in
Canada let them transfer some of their
energies to the central labor body.
Wear union-made clothes, smoke
union-made cigars and tobaccos, talk
unionism and vote for socialism. That
will hold you for awhile.
"If the workingmen thought more
and worked less, they would have a
great deal more property to show for
It."—Clarence Darrow.
Typos hold forth tomorrow (Sunday)
at 2 p.m. President Armstrong has
returned from the I. T. U. Convention
and will be on the job. "See him smiling."
Under "Questions by Members," at
next union meeting, ask this
"How many members of this union
have their names placed on the civic
and provincial voters' list?" '
that they are all put there without delay.
Some of the promissory notes issued
by Minister of Labor Crothers, while
the west,, to organised labor, are fall.
Ing due and no provision has been
made for their redemption. Looks as
though they might go to protest, with
no machinery available for collection.
It's about time the Railway Brotherhoods dropped into line by-affiliating
with the Trades and Labor Congress
of Canada, nationally, and with provincial federations of labor Where tbey
exist, namely in Alberta and British
The unionists of B. C. have been
marking time long enough. It's time to
move. The third annual convention
of the B. C. Federation of Labor at
Victoria next January will do Tor a
starting point. Every union In the province should be represented.
The B. C. Liberal party Is too awfully
dead to kick. The Conservative party
bas resolved itself Into an executive
committee of the big corporations. The
organised labor movement must accept the socialist position and go into
Between chain gangs and autos fines
the municipalities along the Canadian
Paclc coast have little difficulty In pursuing a policy of "good roads." Besides-It shifts the taxes from those
who are benefitted. Great system I
The workers must like lt, for they elect
every municipal council in British Columbia,
With the approach of winter try the
Labor Temple reading room, on second
floor. It's light, warm, neat, clean and
attraetlve, with lots of reading material on hand. As a medium for securing Ideas lt has tew equals. All
wage-workers are as welcome as the
flowers of May. It's "home" for the
The risks of capital very seldom
carries with It any risk to capitalists.
They seem content to do the owning.
The dignity of labor and risk of working Is left to the "workers. So much
so that the other day a Vancouver
judge ordered a witness to leave the
court room with a box of dynamite
caps, wblch figured as evidence In a
case. Even that was nearer the mining Industry than any lawyer cared
about assuming.
Railway contractors are busy Importing hundreds of "bands" to their respective construction camps. On the
other hand, the men on ihe job are as
busy quitting and returning to Vancouver, with results that will be made
more apparent as winter comes on. It
will take more than Mayor Findlay's
gold chain to feed the bunch.of unemployed men that will make Vancouver their headquarters during the next
six months. Nor will an '.'efficient"
police force solve the problem.
With the opening of the federal
house at Ottawa on Nov. 14, President
J. C. Watters and Vice-President Fred
Bancroft of the Trades and Labor CongresB of Canada, ln conjunction with
Secretary-Treasurer P. M. Draper, will
have their work cut out for them. The
presentation of the demands formulated at the recent Ouelph convention will
require an unusual amount of activity
and attention. The Conservative government Is on trial, They will be given an opportunity to Indulge ln something more than promises and platitudes, so profusely scattered throughout Canada by the ministers of late.
Keir Hardle stated at Ouelph last
week that Is was more than probable
he might be able to arrange for a tour
of Canada next spring, if requested to
do so by the Congress. The executive
council should lose no time In availing
themselves of the opportunity thus presented, and complete the details before Mr. Hardle returns from his pres-
— I ent speaking trip in the interests of the
RANDOM PARS. | Socialist Party of the United States.
Stick around.   You might get a gold It Is probable that the anouncement of
chain. | a general election ln Great Britain at
an early date will hasten tbe old labor
veteran's return, so that there Is no
Instead of Individual unions holding open or educational meetings during the coming winter months, In Vancouver, all should join with tbe central
labor body and make it serve the purpose for all of them. With a big comfortable-ball and plenty of local speakers there should, be no trouble ln holding a. series of successful open educational' meetings. What's the matter,
with the Musician's co-operating? And
let's get the women Interested in our
work. It the unionists of Vancouver
will take off their coats and Suck up a
bit we can have this town in good
shape tor spring. There's nothing tbe
matter with unionists but unionists
Let's start something. Come to tbe
next meeting of the Trades Council
and hear the executive committee's recommendation to the Council for a winter program.   She's a bear.
The decision of the Trades and Labor Congress ot Canada to exchange
fraternal delegates with the British
Trades Union Congress will meet with
the approval of all unionists who have
a grasp of the "imperlallzlng" process
how being developed In Canada by the
labor exploiters of the Old Land. P.
M. Draper as the first delegate, to be
sent over next year, will be able to
break ground for tbe Congress and
tell the British trade unionists of tile
scope and usefulness ot national legislative body that he has long been identified with. Will Thome, a Red, will
be the British TradeB Union's first contribution to the Congress In 1913, to
meet at Montreal. In addition to cementing the workers of Canada with
the workers of Oreat Britain, the exchange of delegates will give the Congress an International status which lt
C. O. Young, general organiser ot the
American Federation of Labor, has
arrived ln Vancouver for the purpose
of giving local unionists a lift with organisation work. He will give special
attention to the new Loggers' union,
and In conjunction with George Heatherton will endeavor to secure the cooperation of the Shinglers' International union, well organized ln the
State of Washington, with a view to
having Its Jurisdiction extended to Include all workers ln the logging and
timber Industry. Org. Young Is a
staunch advocate of unions federating
so that all the virtue of Industrial
unionism may be secured without tbe
necessity of the formation of .dual
organisations. He, too, recognises the
necessity of the workers going into
politics along line that eeem to meet
local conditions the most effectively.
Cards inserted for $1.00 aMonth
*"$* ™ annual convention In January. Bieoutlve ofllcera, 1912-13; Pre" -
?Snt' L X- Wilkinson; vice-presidents,
giem Stubbs. B, D. Grant, J. H. MoVety
R. P. Pettlplece, J. Roberts, c. Slverti
J. J. Taylor; sec.-treos., V. R. Mldgley
Labor Temple, Vanouver. "»"».
Meeta flrat and third ThuradayT
rnhT'&JST* J-.«»»aiia.hi nrealdSnt
John McMillan, vice-president: R. p
Pettlplece, secretary; Jaa. dampben
treasurer; A. Beasley, atatUtlclanTx H.
McVety, sergt.-at-arraa; P. A. lioover
trustee; J. vf. Wilkinson, trustee'
every, Monday.   President, P. Sabln:
yice-presiaent,   jas.  Bltcon;   aeeretary
John McMillan, Labor Temple"-
p„.7rM«t8_eecond Monday In monthl
President, B. Jarman; vice-president
P*0.gB«s6a,! "ecrM,r* *• H. BiSland!
,PJ.r.ocJ?rH-   JFredA._ Hoover, J. H,
Yety,. Room
Sey. «a80.
„ PSSSS™ -J111* Jolnera—Room 209.
Sey. 11908. Business agent. J. A. Key
office houra, 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to s p.m
l?SreUffi..0l. n,Sni*,!?,,,t committee,
wm. Manson, 928 Raymur avenue.
Branches meet every Tuesday and Wed-
no8day In Room 802.
• turners' Local No. 16—
Meeta second and fourth
Saturdays, 7:30 p.m; President, J. Klnnalrd: r„r.
responding seiiretary, w.
Rogers, Room 220, Lahoi
financial  secretary, P.'Robin-
BARBERS'. LOCAL, NO. 120—■.,„,.., „
flrst and thlrd-Wednesdaya, 8:10 p.m°
%3$£BkJr & HeITltti ™«>™"lng em.
detary, Geo. W. leaaos; aeoretary-busl-
na,^geg|c.iF. Burkhart, 489 Abbott
Meets  flrst and third  Sundays  of
each month, 7:80 p m., Room 80S, Presl.
dent, Walter Laurie: secretary, A. Mac
ET«LiY"eJrHotetm: M0"tahaW' Tel'
President J. W. Wilkinson of the B.
C. Federation of Labor will return
from the east during tbe coming week.
Upon arrival he will summon a meeting ot the executive committee of the
Federation for the purpose of getting
ready for the January convention. A
number of questions associated with
the work of the Federation will be up
for discussion and action.
Local "Agitator" Returns.
Wilfrid Orlbble, socialist lecturer and
writer, with headquarters at Vancouver has returned trom Washington and
other western states, where he bas
been speaking under the auspices of
the U. S. Socialist Party. Be will probably leave for the strike sone^on Vancouver Island next week.
Plumbers Want 7-Hour Day,
Vancouver local of the Plumbers'
International has drafted a resolution
favoring the adoption of a 7-hour work
day by their craft, which will be sub-,
mltted to the next convention of the
International and an endeavor made
to have the membership begin a campaign along those lines.
Taste of His Own Medicine.
A Vancouver cop got a little taste
Of the treatment accorded to working-
men last January, one night last week.
A couple of roughnecks resented be-
Ing pushed off the curbstone and what
they did to Flndlaykoffskl's hired help
required nearly a column of dally newspaper space to relate. Like begets
like. A few more cracked heads might
teach even policemen ordinary civility and decency.
The Universal Working Card. '
Quite a number of local unions
throughout British Columbia are discussing the adoption of the universal
working card system, and some of
them have already signified their intention of accepting a union card ln lieu
Of an Initiation fee, where other conditions make it possible. The Western Federation of Miners have for
yeara been accepting tbe cards of any
union men working under their jurisdiction.
Lord!   If the labor movement were
to move!
And your name Is on the voters'
time to spare.
When a desperate man sandbags and
kills a victim It Is called cold-blooded
murder.   When an 88,000-a-year judge
Of course you are a paid-up reader of sentences the sand-bagger to death lt
"The Fed."? .   | Is called justice.   The difference be-
I tween inuivldual murder and wholesale
A good, live, 100 per cent, union Is butchery on the battlefield Ib only a
the best "Insurance" policy on earth.
Organised labor must go Into politics or go on tbe rocks.
The workers can safely believe
what the old party politicians say
about each other.
The way to secure mining Inspectors
question of legal vernacular. When the
workers decide-there shall be no wholesale murdering done between themselves there will be less Incentive for
Individual murders. The International
organised labor movement stands for
peace; only power, place and market
seekers want war. Those who want
war should be compelled to do the
fighting, Then war would cease.
Industrial Banner's Program,
The Industrial Banner, published
monthly at London, Ont, by the veteran Joseph Marks, will soon be
merged Into the new company .recently
organised by James Simpson of Toronto and appear as a weekly publication. Only a glimpse at the directorate and list of associate and contributing editors is necessary to acept The
Banner as one of the foremost labor
papers In the Dominion.. Ontario
wageworkers need such a paper and
organised labor generally will be benefitted by its publication. May Its circulation reaoh a million.
Royal City After Convention.
New Westminster unionists are out
after the 1914 convention of the B. C.
Federation of Labor. The 1913 convention will be held at Viotorla for the
third time In January next, Just prior
to the opening of the B. C, legislature.
It promises to be the biggest and best
yet, and the subject of the Federation
going Into politics on Its own account
wtll likely be more than discussed.
Every union in" B. C. should prepare
for representation. Write V. R. Mldgley, secretary, Labor Temple, Vancouver, for particulars, If not already affiliated. The B. C. Federatlonist announces a special convention number,
to be Issued about New Year.
and Jolnera, Local No. 617—Meets
Monday of each week, 8 p.m. Executive
committee meets every Friday, 8 p.m.
President, A. Richmond; recording secretary, A. Paine; financial secretary, L.
H. Burnham. Room 304.   Sey. 1S80
..a.""?. J?lne.ra.' South Vancouver No.
1208—Meets Ashe's hall, 21st and Fraser
Ave., every Friday, 8 p.m. President.
yn!;tRf,ber'^n.;.rec("'ainf aeeretary, B.
T. Phillips, Colllnirwood East; financial
decretory, J. A. Dickenson, South Van.
couver P. O.; treasurer, jtobert Lindsay,
Cedar Cottage. *
•a. "~JS,Mfc every Tuesday, 8 p.m., Room
807. President, James Haslett: corresponding secretary, W. 8. Dagnall, Box
S3; financial secretary, F. R. Brown:
business agent W. .8. Dagnall, Room
21S.   Bey. 8799.
, and Iron Ship Builders and Helpers
of America, Vancouver Lodge No. 194—
Meet* first and-third Mondavs, 8 p.m.
President, F. Barclay. 858 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, s. W. Johnson.
British Columbia Division, C. P. System, Division No. 1—Meeta 10:80 a.m.
third Sunday ln month; Room 204. Local
chairman, J. F. Campbell, Box 432, Vancouver, Local sec-treas., A. T. Oberg,
Box 432, or 1003 Burrard atreet
213.—Meets Room 301, everv Mondav
8 p. m. President, W. P. Corn vice-president, Fred Fuller; recording secretary,
A; A. McDonald, 6 Lome street.east; financial secretary, Harvey Saucier; treasurer, H. H. Free; press secretary, Arthur Rhodes: business agent, H. A.
Jones, Room 207. Labor Temple.   .
621 (Inside Men)—Meet every Friday Room 206 8 p.m. President S. 8.
Duff; recording secretary, L. R. Salmon;
treasurer and business agent. F. L. Est-
Inghauaen, Room 202,   Sey. 2348.
Meets aecond and fourth Tuesdays
of each month. President J, Fox; vice-
president, Wm. Thompson: financial secretary, Wm. Worton; secretary, A. O.
Hettler, 426 Dufferln Btreet Telephone,
Fairmont 1288.
ASSOCIATION? No. 38 x 62—Meets
every Friday evening, 133 Water atreet.
President, B. Hughes; secretary, Tbomaa
Nixon, 138 Water street   ,
ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:15 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: financial secretary, F. J. Harris,
1068 Robson St.; recording secretary,
Skene Thompson, Sub P. O. No. 8, Box 3:
business agent, W. J. Nagle.
every Tuesday, 8 p.m„ Room 221.
President,  T.   Burkes;  secretary,  Mike
Knelling, 882 Richards street.
No.-280—Meets every Thursday, 7:80
p.m., Room 802. 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; flananclal secretary, Wm. Jardlne.
Employees, Pioneer Division No, 101
—Meets Labor Temple, second and
fourth Wednesdays at 2:45 p.m, and firat
and third-Wednesdays, 8 p.m. President,
H. Schofleld; recording secretary, Albert V. Lofting, Box 178, City Heights
P.O.; financial secretary, Fred A, Hoover,
2409 Clark drive.
178—Meetings held flrst Friday ln
each month. 8 p.m. President, H. Nord-
land; secretary. W. W. Hooken, P.O. Box
603; financial secretary, L. Wakley, Box
The Civic Election.
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council
has named a committee ot three to confer with the Socialist Party ot Canada
with a view to having lt take a hand
In the coming civic elections, In order
that the workers of Vancouver may
be given, an opportunity of expressing
their disapproval of the present administration, and, as far as possible within
the limitations of municipal activities,
securing some say relative to working
conditions for civic employees, the administration ot the police department,
the conduot of the General Hospital
and any other matters that may arise
from time to time In the council. Candidates tor the position ot school trustees will also be urged,
cal No. 62—Meets first 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, 2:80
p.m. President, W. S. Armstrong; vice-
president. G. W. Palmer; secretary-treasurer, R. H. Neelands, P.O. Box 66.
The Man Who Puts Wear Before
Style in His Shoes
is apt to get the advantage of a moderate
price instead of a nigh one, provided he
chooses his store right. A man would be
well advised to come here and see these
shoes we have just unpacked.. They are
not deficient in good looks but their chief
interest lies in the fact that each pair can say "I am solid leather
and made to give good Bervice.','
$2.35 for men's box calf bluchers with standard screwed and
sewn soles, leather lined, broad, easy last.
<f 3.00 for men's velour calf bluchers with stoat sewn soles.
03.OO for Men's Russia calf bluchers with sewn soles.
Boy's Box Calf Bluchers; Solid wear, suitable for everyday or best.
Sizes 1 to 5 for 91.65       Sizes 11 to 18 for $1.35
Sizes 8 to 101-2 for $1.00
-David Spencer, Ltd.
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 hhoultlera and
around the collar? Has It held Its
proper shape In front? That Is
where Ctmpbslls Olotfainf stands In
a class by itself.   Ltt ns ihoj yen.
The Campbell Clothing Man
23 Hastings Street East
Padmore's Big Cigar Store
Stoves an? Ranges
Mount Pleasant headquarters for. Carpenters'Toole
and all kinds of Builders' and Contractors' Supplies
Mechanics' Tools
Including "The saw that has no equal"
Sole AgmU for Vancouver
111 Hastings It W. Phone Seymour 204    /
Hardware and Tools
t] A Splendid stook of the best in the world's market
We make a speoialty of supplying every need and re-
quirementg of the artiBan in our line,
7' Hsstirtfes Street West
Phone Seymour 684
A re You Satisfied?
E.T. Kingsley
Labor Temple, Eatraace 00 Hornet Si.
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fl. If you have any doubt about the
quality of your printing, call or phone
ui.   We can help you.
We Print ihe B. C. Federationist
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Week End Trips
Every worklngman needs rest and change. It's true he can't
take a winter trip to Southern California or an extended trip
to the resorts in the rockies, but he should, as for as his time
and money permits, get away froni the city from time to time
for a day or so, taking his family for a pleasant outing
It is lo meet ihe workingman's case that the B. C, E, R. Co. has
arranged for week-end trips, at reduced rates, ovei the Fraser
Valley division of its lines during the summer. Special tickets on
sale Saturday and Sunday, good lo return Monday.
Round Trip from Vancouver js only $2.80
Trains leave Carrall Sheet station al 8:30 a.m.; 12:15 and 5
p.m. Trains returning from Chilkwack are so limed that die
round trip may be made in a day with a stopover of several hours
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is under way. If you are interested, want to
know anything about Port Mann, write or call
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'   Splendid opportunities in Mixed Fanning, Dairying
Stock and Poultry
British Columbia Grants Pre-emptions of
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For Further Information Apply to
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', Bureau of Provincial Information, Victoria
Electric Light
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Wa ge-Workers' Forum
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: I consider the article by Mr. Saxby, which appeared In your last Issue, to be the best
which be has contributed to the flues,
tlon under discussion, but still I am
not satlsded. Mr. Saxby points out
that the capitalist government hound
men like Hardle, MacDonald, Mann,
etc., In order to prevent the agitation
tor reform whloh these men attempt to
Instill In the working class.
Does he not think that the ruling
class make martyrs of these men la
order to delude the working class Into
thinking that their salvation lies In reform?
Worlds? Condition* of Female Labor of Ho OoMtto to Employ-
'   ee»' Beprefentatives.
Under date of Aug. 7 the secretary
of Vancouver Trades and Labor Coun:
ell addressed the 'following letter to
the Olty Council relative to lta pre*
vlous request for • commission to Inquire Into the working conditions of
female labor ln Vancouver City.
. "I am directed by Vancouver. Trades
and Labor Counoll to advise you of the
receipt of yours ot Aug. 1, relative to
our request for a civic Investigation,
and recommending that this' council
socialism and attempting to. educate the
working class of Oreat Britain ai to
their real position ln saclety there
would not be the eonfuston among the
working class of that country as to the
correct line of action on the political
He also says that she ruling class
would sacrifice all tbelr mythical hear-
ens, etc., In order to oppose what I
call palliatives.
To follow that reasoning further It
appears to me that If the ruling class
will sacrifice all these things In order
to prevent giving pallatlves that they
will give even those pallatlves ln order
to stave oft revolution.
The socialist movement Is not a reform movement, but a revolutionary
movement to overthrow the system.
Any reforms effected In an existing
system are but an attempt to strengthen that system by making lt accord
more with conditions, even though the
moverln that reform measure had
thought he was working for the emancipation of the workers.
The Labor parties of, Great Britain
and elsewhere are upholders of the
capitalist system, Inasmuch as they
deal with tbe effect! of that system,
strive for pallatlves or reforms In order
to make the system more endurable,
but never once attempt to attack the
root of the system, wage slavery.-
It must be understood that the evolution of modern Industry under a capitalist system must of necessity mean
greater privation for the majority of
the working class.
When we take note of the vast Increase In labor-saving machinery; of
the fact that all the world, or the main
portion at least, Is capitalised; that
every country Is producing a surplus,
and that the markets tor this surplus
are gradually decreasing, a result of
which Is a continual series of trade depressions, which even the'capitalist
class Itself can not avert, It must be apparent that no reform-can be effected
which will prove beneficial to the majority of the working class.
The stronger the class conscious vote
of the workers In any particular country, the more numerous and drastic
will be the reforms put Into effect In
order to prevent an increase in that
Take, note of the program outlined
by Roosevelt's party in the United
States: Could any reform party wish
for moref
'We may as well understand the only
education for the working class Is
along the lines of the class struggle.
If the workers of Great Britain had
been given the real socialist propaganda they would not be ln the deplorable confusion as to their line of
action which at present exists and that
which Is true of Great Britain applies
to the continent.
Between Ourselves
in question. -
'M connection with above tbe following resolution was unanimously
agreed' to:
'"That this council Is prepared to
furnish the investigating committee,
provided the expense is borne by the
city.'" .       .
"From the number, of endorsatlons
this counoll haa received by public and
seml-publlo bodies It Is clearly the
wish of Vancouver citlsens that such
an Investigation be held. .
"To hold such an investigation In.
volves an expense that this council
cannot and should not be called upon
to assume. A place of meeting, a
stenographer, the summoning of wll/
nesses, status of at least some authora-
tive basis must be assured; these and
other considerations make lt necessary to ask the council to at least contribute tbe financial portion of the undertaking. • ' x
. "trusting this proposal will be given
the consideration the members ot this
Council believe It Is entitled to, I am;
' Replying on Aug. 28, City Clerk McQueen addressed the Tnades and Labor
Council, ln re "Investigation Employ,
ment of Women ln Shops," as follows:
"The following recommendation of
the Finance Committee was adopted
by Council on the 26th Inst.:
"Recommended that the Trades and
Labor Council be Informed that as the
City have no power to go Into an Investigation of this kind, that the City
do not take any action ln the matter,
and that their communication be filed."
Acting Secretary McVety was Instructed to reply, as follows: -
"Replying to yours of the 28th ultimo
ln which you advise that the City has
not the power to carry out an Investigation Into the Industrial conditions
surrounding Women.
' "It IB a matter of regret that the
Council now finds Itself with less pow,
er than when .the request for an Investigation waa originally granted,
considering that such an investigation
would, ln a measure, solve some of the
underlying reasons for the social evil,
a subject that appears to be receiving
but superficial attention at the hands
of civic bodies."
This elicited the following acknowledgment, under date of Sept 11:
"Tour letter of the 6th lust., re Investigation employment of women In
shops, was before the Counoll at last
meeting, and- ordered filed for reference."
And there you are I
Electrical Workers.
The McNulty faction of the Electrical Workers' union has an organiser In
Ontario busy endeavoring to change
the affiliation of Reld locals. A couple
of locals have switched over, but the
movement la far from general. All the
Electrical Workers' locals In Canada
with these exceptions are. affiliated
with the Reld or majority wing of the
International. It would be more ln
keeping with the eternal fitness of
things it Org. Mclntyre were engaged
In new work, leaving locals already
organised alone. When tbe time comes
the membership can be depended upon
to Insist that the two elements unite.
Fussy organisers and per capita tax
seekers only tend to complicate mat
tors. The electrical workers of Canada
are quite capable Of working out their
own destiny without the Injection of
more, trouble by men who use questionable means of bringing about secession ln the ranks, as Is evidenced
by the nature of certain expense accounts recently viewed by the writer.
Misfortune Pursues E. J. Ryan.
Some people seem to be unfortunate
In everything. Last summer a building In course of construction by Mr.
E. J. Ryan was Injured by an explosion
which was promptly laid at tbe door
of" unionists, all of Ryan's employees
being non-union. The perpetrators
were never discovered, the city detectives not falling for the "dynamite"
I'hls week a number of steel beams
fell, also a derrick and' Mr. Ryan
claims they were "dropped" by design
of bis enemies. Nothing is said about
a large section of a concrete foundation wall falling of Its own weight, assisted by the pressure of earth on the
Outside a week or two ago.
It may fool some people for Mr. Ryan
to continually allege that bis work Is
Delng maliciously destroyed, but those
who viewed the scene of the "explosion," the fallen wail and the
"dropped" beams have other theories.
The B. C. Mining Recorder says:
"H. G. Stobart, a British steel manufacturer, stated In New York that he
intended withdrawing from England
owing to the Lloyd George legislation
and Investing his capital and making
his home In Victoria, B. C." Yes, private capital will leave any country that
tries to make them pay proportionately and go anywhere (to hades lt
necessary) when lt can exploit labor
and natural resources for private profit. The capitalist system necessarily
produces extrtme riches and extreme
poverty. England or Canada, It makes
no difference, for false economic laws
work out the same results everywhere.
A. MacDonald, Local SIS, B.I.L.
He never belonged to a Union,
At least that Is Just what he said.
And he never had use for a label.
From Ilia shoes to the hat on hla head.
When winter came ln with Its bluster,
The coat on Ills back was quite thin,
Then he looked all about him, despairing,
And said he would like to come In,
He never paid dues till lie had to:
Never served on committees at all,
And he never came round to the meetings
Nor helped the boys at a ball.
Not a thought for his poor fellow-worker,
Their hardships gave him quite a shock,
And he never would boost for his Union—
But always stood ready to knock.'
When   misfortune   hugged   him   to   Its
Which It does with us all, don't you see,
He sent this word round to his Local:
"You've got to do something for me,"
*        .        .        .
Now this Is no exaggeration,
The story ln fact Is quite true;
Now honestly, aren't you thankful
That the party referred ain't, you?
That the best teachers for Industrial schools, where children are
taught trades which will prepare them
to cope successfully with life, are not
college graduates but men who have
had years of practical experience in
a certain trade, regardless of the fact
whether or not they have bad much
academic training, Ib the view expressed by Dean L. E. Reber of the University of Wisconsin Extension Division ln a new bulletin just published
by the Wisconsin Industrial board at
Ten yearly sub.'cards, ready for
mailing, for 17.50; pay when sold at 11
eaoh. Order ten today,
. If The. Federationist Is to be' of service to wage-workers on strike It must
have circulation while tbe flag of truce
flies. Mine Gott, but lt seems to take
a lot of reminding. Come out of lt and
send along a new sub or two today.
If you don't like The Federatlonist
write us and well have It fixed".. If you
do, let's nave It expressed in terms
that will pay the printer.
How many union-secretaries in B.C.
mention The Federatlonist at each
When anything or note happens In
the labor world lt should be forwarded
by lettergram to The Federatlonist.
For the love Mike, wake upl Copy
should be In by Thursday evening at
latest. The Federationist goes to press
Friday morning.   ~
Some 800 subs, mostly ln Vancouver
City, expire with this Issue of The Federatlonist. Notices have been mailed
and the* delinquent* dropped from the
mailing list.
Elither a renewal, or notice to con-
tlnue sending The Federatlonist will
be necessary to secure Its delivery
after expiration.
The Brotherhood of TJmoer Workers,
Alexandria, La., are still putting up a
noble fight against the brutality of the
Southern Operators' Association. Says
the latest olrcular from the scene of
ifllct: "... All semblance of law,
every shadow of order, free speech,
tree assembly, free organisation, all
civil rights, all constitutional guarantees have been overthrown by these
thugs. The Association has proclaimed martial law on Its own account and
men, were called up before drum-head
court martlala composed of trust managers and gunmen, tried tor rebellion
against the lumber kings, and either
run out of town, slugged, or strapped
to logs and beaten nearly to death or
assaslnated. . . . Every day we who
are atlll'outside of prison are being
threatened with arrest and violence
unless we cease our agitation In behalf of bur endangered brothers; Association detectives are everywhere,
cajoling, threatening, striving to disrupt our union, working night and day
to 'make sure' of the jury that Is to try
our Imprisoned fellow workers."     - T
Calgary Trades and Labor Council
Is Initiating steps to commence the
publication of a paper under Its Immediate control, the Typo union being
the prime movers. It Is more than
possible tbat the new Alberta Federation of Labor will be asked to join with
the Council ln the enterprise, and the
executive of District 18, U. M. W. of A,
may be approached with a view to
merging their official organ, the District Ledger, now published at Fernle,
B. C, Into the enterprise. Such a combination, if realised, would ensure success and give organized labor throughout Western Canada another potent
fighting force from a publicity viewpoint.
Joseph Pointer,' a labor member ot
the British House of commons, Is at
present visiting Jamaica on behalf of
his party for the purpose of Inquiring
Into labor conditions in the Island.
From Jamaica Mr, Pointer will proceed to Panama where he will Interview British West Indians In the canal
sone with regard to their work and
the wages they receive.  .'
Seep a Vallla'.
Fish don't bite Juat for the wlshln,
Keep art pullln'l
Change your bait and keep on nsliln';
Luck ain't nailed to any spot;
Men you envy, like as not
™nvy you your job and lot:
—The Stroller, In Nanalmo Labor Ad-
Coalition Government
James Kler Hardle, M.P., ln an Interview last week at Guelph, Ont, ex-
•ur-,Gusof..- cv-yEinN-lgsh,ubt"'oanw-
pressed the opinion that a coalition
government, composed of liberals and
unionists, was one of the possibilities
of the near future In the United Kingdom. At present, he said, the Imperial
lsts dominate the government, Lloyd
George being the only democrat left
In the cabinet, and must soon either
wreck the cabinet or wreck himself.
The unionists are certain of a majority
over the liberals atone in tbe next
election, but not a working majority
over the liberals, laborltes and nationalists.
Ouelph Printers Talk "Shop."
The local printers' union held a
meeting yesterday afternoon, Bays the
Guelph Mercury, and members of the
craft were present from many outside
points. To the accompaniment of a
box of cigars the exponents of the art
preservative discussed shop talk, and
the part the printers are taking ln the
labor world, President Hall was ln
the chair, and the visiting delegates
made the old hall wabble with tbelr
flow of six-syllable words. Among the
speakers were Messrs. Jas. Simpson,
Toronto; R. P. Pettipiece, Vancouver;
W. R. Trotter, Vancouver; Wm. Tem-
pleman, Toronto; Duncan McDougall,
of Toronto; W. S. Steep, Toronto; Gub
Francq, Montreal; Chas. G. Altchlson,
Hamilton; Drake, of Winnipeg, and
Lodge of Ottawa. Matters of interest
to the craft were talked over, several
members .referring to the movement
that haa been started to organize a
provincial body, a meeting for that
purpose to be held In Hamilton at
What's the Difference?
The Nanalmo Labor Advocate walls
over the fact that "oil for fuel Is being
Imported free of duty, with tbe result
that the demand for coal Is reduced
3,000 tons per day. The government ot
British Columbia loses thereby a tax
of $300 per day or 190,000 per year.
The miners of the province lose 15,000
per day ln wages, or one and a half
million dollars per year. On the other
hand British Columbia coal has to pay
a tax of 45 cents per ton to get Into
the United States. Either the coal tax
should be wiped out or a corresponding tax should be Imposed oh fuel oil.
If (his Is not done we may as well re-
call the former (liberal) administration."
Owing to the demand for skilled labor ln the building trades at Calgary
lt bas been suggested by the board of
trade ot that city that all persons having odd Inside jobs defer them until
the weather compels a cessation of
operations outside. By this method It
is hoped to not only secure much building during the remaining weeks of
good weather, but- to provide sufficient
employment during the winter months
to hold carpenters and others In the
A Toronto dispatch states that a
Grand Trunk special train from Montreal passed through Toronto Saturday, carrying several hundred construction laborers to western camps of
the G. T. P. This consignment will be
followed by others to fill the depleted
ranks of help ln British Columbia and
Alberta camps. The canvassing for
laborers, following closely on the return of President Chamberllln points
to further energetic efforts to recruit
labor ln the Bast.
An Ottawa dispatch says tbat an
order-ln-coUncil has been passed calling for the enforcement Of the Pure
Food Act, The provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia have been divided Into three districts. British Columbia Is divided Into the districts of Vancouver and Victoria, the latter comprising Vancouver
Island. :
8trenuous Opposition.
"I am opposed to socialism," said
Weary Willie, as he climbed Into his
mansion at 23023 Railroad avenue, "It
would break up the home."
"I am opposed to socialism," said
French Annie, aB she went upstairs. "It
Is against the marriage relation."
"I am opposed to socialism," said
Johnny Yeggman, as he deftly threw
his leg over the window sill. "It stands
for dividing up."
"I am opposed to socialism," said
Harry Hehr, as he fondly kiseed his
pet monkey. "It denies a man the right
to work."
"I also oppose socialism," said the
lean and hungry workman as he looked
longingly Into his dinner bucket. "It
might get me a square meal and I'm
sure my system couldn' stand the
shock."—Industrial Worker.
The "Scarcity" of Labor.
President Chamberlain is credited by
the dally press with saying at Toronto
that the dearth of labor was the only
hindrance to the rapid construction of
work along the G. T. P. line. Upon
this authority a train load of men
passed through Toronto last week,
whose destination Is Tete Jaune Cache.
There are thousands of men In northern B. C. stranded. The living conditions In the railway camps are unbearable and the men keep coming
and going by thousands. The mayor
of this city was refused, by the railroads, cheap rates for men to go east.
Convention Number.
The Feleratlonlst proposes Issuing a
16-page edition, Just after the New
Year, as a special B. C. Federation of
Labor convention number, Every industrial centre ln tbe province will be
asked to assist In making'the con-
ventlon number a success.
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market We have the moat complete line in fine, medlom and
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Wood Hawks. .$1.15
Underhill Hatohet*. .#2.38
Hatchet Gauges.... .15
Wood Darbies      .75
Disston* Plastering Trowel*
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Stanley Batohet Brace*—
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Samson Brace* with ring
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Nasnsrd Shoo* Are rractaemtlr
Mad* in Non-Union Voctorlo*
no matter what it* name, antes* it bear* a
plain and readable impression of thi* Stamp.
All shoes without the Union Stamp tn
always Non-Union.
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under proper conditions, in sanitary workshops has one inevitable result
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lands, town lots or business opportunities. Sawmill, Government Buildings,
Bank, Store, Hotel and other buildings now built or under construction.
Railway grading. Transcontinental line next year. Write
Secretary, P.O. Box 1756
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It has been suggested that we
print a card, 11x14 inohes,
setting forth the, superiority
Whale Brand
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To the wage-worker who will
■end ns the best "copy" for
the proposed card, we will
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Because Llqull Sulpuhr Is the
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the century. Every one knows thst
sulphur is good for the entire system. Almost every one has taken
sulphur tn some form or another..
Out Is lt known 10 you that sulphur In Its powdered form cannot
be assimilated Into the blool
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can the blood be purified? Liquid
Sulphur Is already dissolved, is ln
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Kefti*** to Meddle in Trade Affair* and Decide* to Stick
to It* Knitting.
Regular meeting held on above date.
President Stoney ln the chair.
Minutes of previous meeting read
and approved.
Credentials of Painters were read
for P. McKercher, ln place of' Del.
Argyll resigned.
Del. McKercher was obligated and
Communications were read as follows:— .
From Tailors' Union of Toronto, appealing for aid In their strike. Secretary Instructed to notify unions that
subscription list Is on file at Labor
Hall for contributions from locals.
From Samuel Oompers statin* that
Buck's Stove and Range Co. Is now fair
to Union labor, and Is In no way connected with present contempt proceedings.   Filed. .  .
From Progressive Association, In-
vlttng three representatives to luncheon to Railway Agents of America.
From D. D. Bourke, asking secretary
to call, Secretary Instructed to comply.
From O. Brown, asking for Information re relationship between employers
and workers.  Filed.
Reports of Committees.
Organisation Committee reports
that arrangements are being made to
call mass meeting of workers for dot.
25th, being the first date on whloh the
hall la available. Report adopted.
The report of Del. Cameron, who represented this body at the Dominion
Trades Congress at Ouelph, was read
and secretary was ordered to leave lt
on Die at the ball, so lt can be read to
the various loca.s.
Reports of Unions.
Typos—All working.
Bartenders—All working.
Plumbers—Trade Improving slowly.
Clg*rmakers->Busrness good, several
new men being put to work, which 1*
unusual at this season.
Street Railway Employees—All
A, S, Carpenters—Aalt working, and
are not assisting ln breaking up the
8-hour day by working 12 hours.
Barbers—All working. Walker and
McOee's shops still unfair..
U. B Carpenters—All working.
Painters—All working; four new
Letter Carriers—Two more men
being added; giving four dally deliveries In business district, and taking ln
new district on Lulu Island.
Under Unfinished Business, the notice of motion was taken up to add Bee.
6 to Art, 4 of Constitution as follows:
Delegates elected to represent this
Council at any convention shall be allowed 16 per day to and from the convention, and prevailing transportation
rate*. Also »5 pea. day, Including Sunday*, for the first 12 days, and 14 per
day for each additional day the convention remains In session. No other
appropriation from the funds of the
Council shall be made ln favor of the
delegate.   „
, An mendment was made that when
IS occurs it shall read $7, and where
t» It shall read 16. The amendment
was carried.
New Business.
Del. Hogg moved that the Trades
and Labor Council pass a vote of can:
sure on the U.B. Carpenters tor work-
Ing 12 hours on the Horse Show Building at straight time. Del. Grant raised
point of order that' the Trade* and
Labor Council had nothing to do. with
thl* matter. The chair decided the
point well taken. Del. Chockley appealed against ruling of the chair. On
vote being taken tbe chair was sustained.
Moved and seconded that a committee be appointed to Interview the City
Council re the contractor on Horse
Show Building violating their agreement 'to complete work under union
conditions. Del. Dodd stated City
Counoll had given permission for overtime, and lt the carpenters had made
an agreement with the contractors the
City Council had nothing further to
say.   Motion lost.
Moved and seconded that aeeretary
be. Instructed to write City Council,
drawing to the attention of the City
Council the fact that the Horse Show
Job Is not being completed under union
conditions.   Motion loBt.
Moved and seconded that a committee' be appointed to Investigate the
matter.   Carried.
The committees comprises: Delegates J. B. Chockley, W. Dodd, W. E.
Moved and seconded that a committee be appointed to arrange for a
Labor Day Celebration next year,
tarried. Committee: Delegates H.
Olbb, B. D. Orant, A. Hogg..
The question of licenses for team-
sters brought up by Del. Corder, was
referred to.the executive.
The Secretary explained that the
only escape from the 12.00 poll tax is
for the workers to get their names on
the voters' list, which can be done up
to November 1st, and any man who
pays the equivalent ot 1100 per year
room rent Is eligible.
Bills were passed as follows:—Treasurer, P.O. key and stamps, »i.00;
smoker account, 144.60.
Meeting adjourned at 10.30.
B. D. ORANT,    '
Scouring Information.
Sir George R. Askwith and Mr I. H.
Mitchell, who are touring Canada with
a view to finding something In the
Lemleux Act that will assist them. In
drafting a measure to meet what they
feel to be the requirements of the Old
Country, were In Vancouver during
the week. They, In compair' with
Secretary Blair, of the Vancouver
Board of Trade called at Labor
Temple for a couple of hours, and went
over the ground with local unton
officials. The result of the Investigation will be made the subject .of a report to the British government upon
the return of Messrs. Askwith and Mitchell.
Machinists Organize Here
J. A. Taylor, business agent, District 26, International Association of
Machinists, with headquarter* at Seattle, Is a' visitor In Vancouver' this
week, on business ln connection with
his organisation. The campaign for
the general adoption of an eight-hour
work day la still being actively pushed
throughout the district Business In
Northwest shops at present Is somewhat slack. Nearly all the eight-hour
Job shops, are busy, and the outlook
for the coming winter is fair, especially In the railroad department.
Port Arthur trades and Labor Council hu sent an urgent invitation to J.
Kler Hardle to visit the Twin Cities
and address mass meeting*.
This is the seventh consecutive con-
ventlon of the Trades Congress which
I have attended, but I never returned
from any previous gathering with such
a feeling of satisfaction as on this occasion. There is at last some hope
that the workers of Canada will assert
themeelves and exert themselves along!
those lines which alone can offer any
certainty of success In the fight for the
emancipation ot the worker, vis,: Independent political action. The 1906
Convention. In Victoria certainly declared for this; but tbe effort was a
feeble Dicker against a sombre background, of partisanship when compared
to the complexion of the 1012 gathering
and the attention given to tbls phase of
the question. The persistent work of
years 1* beginnlg to bear" fruit—work
that has been sneered at by scientific
somnolent*—work that has been Impeded still more by the ever present
old party politician—work tbat has
been carried on in the midst of perhaps the most apathetic section of the
working classes that could be discovered ln contemporary history anywhere,
The Ouelph convention has Justified
the policy of those responsible for the
direction of the destiny of the Trades
Congress. Not alone In finance nor In
the magnificent membership roll of
over 66,000; but also In the "atmosphere" surrounding the presence In
Ouelph of 240 delegates has that Justification to be looked for.
Terrible things had been prophesied
to take place "when the Congress met
ln Guelph." Some sections of the
press had prognosticated troublesome
times, reversals, and storms; but the
meeting has been held, and they
proved to be only "brain-storms."
The time Is apparently past when
the reactionaries within our ranks are
able to stick horns and tall on "the
West," and hope to accomplish something by the division. The time Ib
also apparently past when "the EaBt"
could be referred to as being peopled
exclusively, or at least dominated, by
those of old political adherences.
Ouelph has demonstrated that there Is
neither East nor West in these matters, and that Canada Is slowly but
surely coming Into her own as a nation with a nation-wide sentiment
among the workers which a fractious
opposition only succeeds ln throwing
into greater relief:
Much remains to be done, but the
handwriting on the wall Indicates a
feeling which those who presume to
direct the destinies of tne. worker*, will
do well to take Into account; for the
workers, as WorKers, are Imbued with
tb« necessity of writing the laws .for
themselves, and shibboleths, nice distinctions, and nomenclature will not
always prevent them.
The permanent establishment of an
exchange of delegates between Britain
and Canada-Is one of the outstanding
features of the 1912 Convention. The.
presence of J. Keir Hardle, M.P., this
year, and the election ot Will Thome,
M.P. (President of the British Congress), to attend the Montreal Convention next year la significant of progress, .while the sending next year of
the Canadian Congress Secretary to
the British Congress will do much towards still further cementing the bonds
between Canadian and British workers,
and wtll assist In more clearly defining our position ln regard to common
problems, and' some others that are
peculiar to Canada. The voice and
presence of Secretary Draper was much
missed this year, but tf good wishes
and constant remembrance can assist
ln his recovery, then lt ought to be
speedy and thorough. As the first
regular Canadian delegate to Britain,
he was the unanimous choice of the
One result of the last convention
will be an Impetus to the further or-
ganlsatlon of Provincial Federations.
The Montreal delegation will get busy
on the Quebec Federation, and such an
organisation Is that province will undoubtedly assist much In dealing with
matters peculiar to Quebec. The for-
■nation of Provincial Federations, It
was once feared, would militate
against attendance at Dominion gather1
Inge, but lt Is now seen that this will
be saved by the consequent exclusion
of purely provincial matters from the
Dominion assembly, while the Provincial Federation can more fully enter
into and bring weight to bear upon
local questions, which receive more attention, and are subject to more extended debate and consequent publicity
than a Dominion assembly could, possibly auord. '
Not the least noteworthy feature of
the 1912 Convention has been the disclosure ot the fact that many for-
merly "lrreconcllables" have through
experience and practical work become
even "conciliatory," and this fact, together with the gradual enlightenment
of the "rank and file" as to their true
Industrial relationships, augurs well
tor the future of the Canadian movement and Its rescue from scientific
somnolence and comparative Inaction
and the beginning of a real movement
of the workers as a class.
It Is again true that neither the
number nor the nature of resolution*
dealt with can be held to sum up the
value of a Congress Convention, while
If the doctrine of the survival of the
fittest has any application, the Congress today stands forward as the accepted and recognised mouthpiece of
the Canadian Labor movement, and Its
future progress will be consonant with
and can only be measured by the progress of Its component units, of which
It naturally must be the reflection.
"So Say We All."
Some comment was heard In Ouelph
at the action of some delegates ln
preaching Socialism on the street* and
ln meetings during the week. Tbl*
criticism was foolish.' So long »■
trade unions elect delegate* of well-
known socialist leaning* tb represent
them at these annual gathering*, they
may expect them to carry on propaganda work In behalf of their pet economic theories. Since the Socialists
have been denied recognition as a body
ln the congress, the policy of using the
trades unions' funds to carry on the
propaganda work has become general.
It the unions don't like lt, they have an
effective remedy.—Phil Obermeyer In
Hamilton Herald. .
Amalgamated Carpenters.  -
Tbe 'Mais pulled off a successful
smoker In Labor Temple, Thursday
evening, • .
Probably the reason Samuel Oompers
does not condescend to appear before
the Socialist party, In quest of labor
legislation, Is the fact tbat lt Is unnecessary.     -
John M. Bender, a Vancouver; Typo,
has blossomed forth as a newspaper
publisher In the province of Saskatchewan. The "Post" Is the name of the
production, Issued at Langenburg, and
If one is to believe The Post, the new
town Is destined to become a second
President  Perking Submit* Exhaustive Report for Consideration of Delegate*.
The twenty-second, convention ot the
International Clgarmakers' union, ln
session at Baltimore, gives promise of
doing things. Vancouver local Is represented by Secretary-treasurer J. C.
Peuser. President Perkins concludes
Mb report to the convention:
"To be engaged In the uplift movement, the Struggle for better and more
humane and Juat .working and living
conditions for the -tolling masses, Is
a work worthy of the best efforts man
1 "To be a part of our great Industrial
organisation which seeks to protect the
best Interests of all men and women
engaged tn our Industry and ever
strives to bring about a state socially,
economically and politically wherein
there shall be no abject poverty/want
and privation on the one hand and
predatory wealth on the other, and ln
which exact social and Industrial Jus-
tice shall prevail, is commendable and
a great privilege and stamps those engaged therein unselfishly devoted to
the common uplift of humanity.
Tbls, however, carries with a stern
duty, which ln its broadest oncept Implies a submergence of purely personal
hopes and ambitions to the honestly
expressed wisdom and Judgment of the
"Each of us here today has voluntarily accepted a responsibility that
carries with lt the safeguarding of the
hopes; ambitions and social and economic well-being of those we have the
honor to represent We should net,
and we cannot If we would, shirk this
"Each Is entitled to and will be accorded the right to battle for what he
considers tbe right thing to do. These
opinions, however, when thrown Into
the common melting pot for debate,
thought, judgment and action, should
be cheerfully surrendered to the honestly expressed will of the majority.
"The membership at large, I Judge,
expect great things from this convention, perhaps too much: If we give
them the very best that lies within us
In tile effort to discharge our obligations In compliance with our honest
convictions, we shall have performed
our full duty, regardless of what the
results'may be.
"I sincerely hope that your combined
wisdom and good judgment may find a
reasonable -and satisfactory way by
Which the many Important matters
that will come before you may be
reasonably and satisfactorily solved,
not perhaps to the satisfaction of any
one particular locality, but in a manner such as will ln your combined
Judgment serve the best purposes and
Interests of the membership aa a
whole regardless of where located.
"It Is my purpose to be helpful In the
settlement of all questions that may
come before you and I shall do so Insofar as my ability and privilege shall
permit, always discharging my duties
and obligations ln the light that is
given me as a guide, with no purpose
ln view except to flnd e common pathway by wblch we can serve the best
interests of the members of our trade,
and I shall be absolutely Impartial and
mindful of the rights ot all delegates.".
"None So Blind," Etc
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: In the
Victoria. Colonist tor 18th Sept there
appeared a statement reputed to have
been made by Mt W. L. Codlson, to
the effect that he knew nothing of the
situation on Vancouver Island, and
that he was at a loss to know the reason why the men employed In the
mines of the - Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) were Idle. Allow me to
state, Mr. "Editor, that this Is entirely
false. For the hut six months com-
mlttees appointed by the men to Inter-
view the management relative to grievances have been persistently turned
down by the orders of Mr. Coulson. On
one occasion we were Informed .by the
late manager, Mr. Thos. Russell, that
he had strict orders from Mr, Coulson
to see no committee, and have no dealings with the men whatever. Again,
by the orders of Mr. Coulson two men
were discharged In Cumberland, and
they were refused an explanation why
they were discharged. What we do
know, Mr. Editor, Is that these two men
were particularly active In the union
movement Such staement* by a man
in the position of Mr, Coulson only
make him look ridiculous in the eyes
of men who are acquainted with the
situation, and It Is to be hoped that he
will refrain from making such In
future. Thanking you for the space In
your paper, Mr Editor, I remain, yours,
etc D. McKENZIE.
Ladysmlth, B.C.
Socialist Mass-Msetings.
Vancouver wage-workers are reminded that mass-meetings, tor educational
purposes are held ln the Empress
theatre every Sunday evening, under
the auspices of Vancouver Local No.
», 8. P. of C.
A great deal of literature le sold at
every meeting and with the coming
winter evening*, capacity houses are
the rule.
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A Storeful of New Autumn Merchandise Is Ready to Greet You   Here
Especially attractive are the new
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Every wynted weave, every new
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"One Organisation in One Industry" Say* Brewery Worker*
In Convention.
"One organisation In one Industry"
is the theme ot the officers' report submitted to the convention Just closed at
Denver, Clio; The lessln to be gained
by the workers of this continent trom
the experience ot the Brewery Workers Is one that should,have considerable weight In the future deliberatllns
if organised labor.
"Among the American labor organisations, the brewery workmen's organisation today holds a most respected position," says the report, "and as
far as the material gains and Improvements of conditions of. the members
are concerned, It undoubtedly la the
most successful It all Americas labor
organisations. Although It has only
been a few years since our organisation wu unreasonably and maliciously
attacked upon every aide our opponents
are nit being convlnlced that our form
ot organisation—'only tne organisation ln one Industry; only one contract
for all men empliyed ln one industry'
—is the only kind of organisation that
can protect the right* of the workmen, and that can secure better work-
ing conditions tor them. The organisations built upon the trades autonomy
principle are slowly, but surely, being
forced by the modern, well organised
capital to change tbelr tactics and
their form of organisation In order to
protect their membership, We will,
even though with much difficulty, yet
convince the American Federation of
Labor that lur form of organisation la
th only form which should be encouraged and recognised. If the officers of the American Federation
would make a Just comparison of the
achievements of, and the conditions
existing In, the Industrial organisations with those ot the trades autonomy organisations, they would soon
come to the conclusion that the first
are active, progressive organisations,
and that the latter are reactionary, lifeless organisations In the American labor movement."
Granite Cutters' Dictum.
. The International Granite Cutters'
union has Issued the following official
pronouncement:- "Tbls statement conveys and bears testimony that after
the springtime of 1816 the minimum
wage rate for members of this Association will not be less than M per
day of eight hours, and not later than
the springtime of 1918, members of
this Association will all enjoy the Saturday half holiday."
Cigar smokers ln Vancouver are
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the "Humber" 1* an exception. - Try
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balances, 12, 18 months. What will
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