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Fourth Year, No. 80,
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But War to 'licnr. tho Bom" Is
tO DeaMOsUy ««d firBllttBUT
Bofid Op OrgMilutioa.
'The older men let, the more thty.
know," apptltt to trade unionists it
well as to thOM In other wilks of lite,
styt the Union Leader. V ' ?
; And the one bit, powerful lesson
,we letra-oki thst overshadows ill
others—It tht hnowlealtw that employ-
•Put* Overflow of Industrial Hell-»r
hob Breaks Out, But Is
';.. BoonHnshed.
Ont stave killed tnd another - will'
die. Such was the record ot the B. 0.
Sugar Reflnerf works but week . A
unity elevator; employees who dire
not call their souls their own ss witnesses before the coroner's jury; admission of no laspectfoa for three
weeks;-tnd a verdlot of "no one to
blame." What more need be done?
The employee* are unorganised. Boss
Rogers goes about like tbe king ol t
cannibal island, and the men ind women are individually powerless to help
themselves.   Any effort to. organise,
are  *Wt rtsimsad.   .Innt  sat nlar.'ep even tglttte or protest Is suBclettt
ers dosTt staarptdt   dot* get atar (onnsttnt dlsmlsssl.  The front
med—when we loudly declare we will ""■"•■*--
do this or thlt.      '-:j'
i'   Ths Urns haa passed when we can
"seart" the capitalist and force him
to give m eesnsstkms.
';. Todsy the-estptoyer Is organised,
He has alert and trained men on hit
pay roll and In our anllas who know
"the gtmt"; tf wen ts wa do. These
mso keep the employer lh close touch
with tor ssoveassnts—aerjuaint htm
wilt dttJBslcondition!.   . ■. »-. ■'
.-   avid- imsa'-ems- M'>m-is*Mo-1 pas-
ihmttt spunk or Introduces a hotly-
warded lejsalettea. or deolsrw for new
systems of orsairitatlon thst favor
slrlktssj every other1 day, the boss is
"dead next"  Ha knows there Is a
lot of buncombe connected with the
move.   So he analyses It   He gets
reports, tnd finds Just whst we, ss In-
dlTSttals, THINK-he separatee the
totse from the firm detsrmhwUon of
men to 1*c« up their views.  He also
utows thtt when men ire determined
they don't talk much, i Bo he acts accordingly, and does not allow the In-
■ eldest to Interfere with his trip abroad,
even though his workers think they
ire "throwing t scire."
Another thing the employer knows
tnd we don't is this: Thtt men mty,
by t sudden: strike or t flank mots-'
ment secure large concessions, but
If these Bum ire not disciplined tnd
educated, they can't hold their position;  Thtt'a whtt some unionists call
office clerke and other ltckles hearer
the-big nolle are well drilled tnd
would go te hell If Rogers tout them
to. If there Is tny othsr sugar on ths
fostrket—be It Chinese or no—no union
man, woman or sympathiser, with t
desire to see such miserable slavery
tbolished, should be guilty of using
the product of the B, a Sugar Refinery. Tht plant was bonused by the
city; lt,Jp)s swiped water from the
city; It'employe ao Orientals; It does
worse—It employs white men at less
wages tnd longer hours' work than
any Chinaman would stand for. The
industry" Is-1 disgrace to Vincouver.
Its employee victims are but offerings
on the altar of Profit The "tocldent"
of lsst week was hut adding incense
to Rogers' hellhole, _ .
"paper" organliatloas.
96 If" you want to "Kirs tht: boss''
Into glvtag you beUer conditions, the
best wtyll to ttlek your nose to the
grindstone tad doggedly tnd persistently   build  UP   your  organisation.
. tad can only
HOLD Indefinitely, and use as t foundation tomtit
the next (ten.    ;' i iy   1  "-"
We know this tsdlous .phut Is hot
favored by the limelight hoys, but It's
tenuy   uuub   au>   your  p
Always remember you will <
whtt-you eta TACT, tad
TACT what you can HOU
•OTfDAt NOV. 8.
Praeldent j^lfeWilkinson
hit called a full meeting of
tht ixaanttlve Beard of ths
B. C. Pederttlof)> Ubor, te
tak* ptaso In Roam 20* Liber Temple, Vincouver, B.C.,
en Sunday, Novafnber 3rd, tt
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Business of iitportance te.
the Federation *lll bt taken
up, snd srnetspst other things
the dste of thi neat convention will b* dieMed open.
Armories Are For This
There is a atrlke of street railroad
employes.. The strikers offer to arbitrate their grievances. The compsny
declines. 'The government calls out
the Cossacks, who surround the plant
of the company with t dead line.
In a few minutes two men that have
nothing to do with the strike appear
In a conveyance they ire driving, tod
unwittingly cress the deed line. The
Cossacks riddle one with bullets, and
perilously wound the other.
Another man comes along In an automobile, and the soldiers shoot him
through the lungs. Next they shoot
tt a man that with his wife and baby
It driving.down the load In tn automobile, tnd he narrowly escapee with
hit life.. Then they shoot at some
other persons.  -
■ This, you think, happened in Russia.
No, It happened in the city of ARugus-
ta, Ot., last week. I don't suppose If
could happen in Russia, contrary to
Our cherished belief ln such natters.
But It oould very easily happen In
Augusts, or to sny other Americsn
city where the state militia Is tbe
Irresponsible and ungovsrned
"   ifetfce. hSM*r ,claseV..to
*intaresto* jh id**AKtai th* ■tottun.f. TRfin^W^rtt***!
oHeofiSrtnt anff clrcuUtM boomers, ™S*™"jM?uSZL
but usThvwo interested la the men in oUMvm upon the hlghwsy.
shop, mill tnd mine.
FOR U"™P^™'NT '"_ that .automobile owners have come
__ .within the range of their guns we
_.    .,      '       n   vn    »>•. ' shall probably have some attention to
The Vancouver Park Board has un- t{5.anomalous existence of such a
der consideration-a number of plans ^^ ln a country that has any ves-
for^the development of Stanley Park, {£,-.  of   free   lnstltutlona-Comlng
and which ever one Is finally pasted Nation
upon meant the employment of a con-1    '
slderable number of men during the
next year. ; The city council, too, hu
B  ^JONB8::
fastness   Agent   Vancouver''. Blectrlcal
Workera' Union, No. 2J3, with Headquarters at Labor Temple.'
the tlmetrltjJ doctrine cf your old Z^.toZJELZ arl? unaov.™
wMthtr-bestca unions that trt Jess J_&_??V^ ~JS2J?^BSh
loureete* JO idvajtetag tb. fortune W£_&j^+Zgl*& 2__\
nf lnoiurara and clrculaildb boomara. drive baclr to their Work add ilaugWi
Thtt Is what we have the militia
lot', Usually their delicate attentions
ire bestowed upon working men trying to secure better conditions.' Now
The old parties fused In Milwaukee
i^'eaWorimrto^ke^rortslon' t0 "»' the Socitllst, administration,
for the employment of the unemployed, That was t sure sign that the old par
along ln January and February next, ties did not want the Socialists In
It it well, for the prospects are any
thing bht hrlfht for the-man who has
nothing to sell but his ability to slave
for others.   •
power. If the old parties sty we
should not go. Into municipal politics,
tt Is a good reason why we should.
leather all
SOUS makers of oheap shoes claim that they use
oak tanned leather for the soles. If they do it's
: certainly different from the oak tanned sole used
in Invictut Shoes. Did you evere xamine the sole of
oheap shoes? If you did, the color was apparently all
right, But did you notice the texture of the leather?
Did you observe whtt a coarse, spongy, and,, porous
appsaranoe the leather had? Compare it with the sole ■
leather used in Inviotus Shoes. The soles of Inviotus
Shoes aro made of genuine oak tanned solid leather.
There's no better grade made—a fine-grained flexible
leather. It't really ao fine and tough that you wonder
how the soles ever wear out.   We have your size in
-     Inviotus Shoes at, per pair
Ontario Carpenters.
The Ontario Federation of Carpenters' Union of the United Brotherhood
will convene In London on Thanksgiving day. Organiser Tom Moore
and A. F. of L. Organiser J. A. Flett
assisted, ln the establishment Of a local
of the brotherhood In Brentford last
week,—PhlV Obermeyer.
Workere to Prevent Wsr.
In order to bind closer' together the
two great rivals, England and Germany, 110 Socialist members of the
RelcbBtag and 41 Socialists of the
House of Commons have signed a
manifesto pledging themselves to
work for friendly relations between
*e two. great powers.
Letter Carriers te Smoke
Vancouver branch of the Letter Car
rlers' Association will hold a smoker
In the Ltbor Temple tbls evening,
"Bo least u we maintain,' a system
of slavery—wage slavery for men and
white slavery for women—just so long
will we have young men and, young
women meet each other on a cash
basis lh the-redllght district." -•
Municipal election bells sre tolling.
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...   (rOOD PBOORBti
Puvrttreri WnTBa;Ona of tha TJo,
ions   BeprtMStod   at   Hast
| attotrng, MonoV, Oct. 81.
? The Building Tradfjp committee, en-
trusted with   thh. btsk of   visiting
• for the purpose of effecting a
torough re-organittjilon, have been
Active during, the psAt week, end report splendid progress.
I The PIsstertrs' union hss decided
to Inquire Into the merits of the pro:
posal, and will have two delegates,
Messrs.| Still and Cornish, st the next
meeting of the Building Trades Council. That the Plasterers mty also
consider the question of affiliation
with thi: Trades tnd'itbor Council In
the heir, future it more than probable,
> The Brotherhood of Carpenters'
District Council wH| also hav* five
delegates present tt the re^»i»nlsii
tlon meeting
The forces making for a hew lineup all round In the local trade union
movement are materialising rapidly,
and the benefit! accruing from the
new Labor Temple av> becoming more
and more" apparent fnpm dty to dty,
Some Election.
After taking fifty ballots on the olty
where the next carpenters' convention Is to be held, Indianapolis, Ind.,
won over Sen Francisco by 198 against
197 votes;
New Teamsters' Union.
A branch of the International Bro
therhood ot Teamsters was formed In
London, Ont., last wesk, with a-char-
ter list of 160 members. President
Baeteal, ot London Trades and Labor
Council, and Harry Archer, of the
Typographical union, were the moving
spirits In the organ.satlon work-
Hamilton Herald labor page.
Tailors'*. F. ef % Relegates.
. The votes In the referendum election for three delegates to the American Federation ot,iftbor l	
have been tabulated, and show the
election of General Secretary. E. J.
Brals, 4316: D. G. Biggs, 2924, and
Hugh Robinson, of Hamilton, Ont.,
2409, - Ex-Secretary John B, Lennon
was fourth with 2276 votes.- George
Sangster, of Toronto, got 457. '
General Organiser of the American Fed-
eratlon or Labor, Now- Doing Btfeotlve
. Work in Province, of Ontario.
The  Longshoremen's  strike which
•Intemtknd WIU
■ ,.,lWtm^..1IJttfiIBB."'.:'':'■,;.■,!
From a correspondent In Cumber-
land comet t touching story of tbe
frantic efforts being mtde by the)
"pit bosses" to get ths arises started
sgihv' For tht. benefit of the lay
mind It may be explained that a "pit
boss" is not a very tlarmttg quantity.
He It a kind of "superior peraon" who
gets about W.7S 1-1 per day for knowing lust enough of mining to make
hli limited Intelligence useful to the
mine owner for the purpose of itavs-
driving. In return for this,, alas out
of tea' "pit bosses'' art prsptred to
lick the boots Of s mine manager. !
, Four of then purblind perlthtrt re-
oestly called t "mass meeting" at
Cumberland. The chairman said In
hit opening ramtrkt that he bad been
requested by two "respectable cltl-
sens," meatlng thereby twe of tht'
tour "pit bosses," to call a meeting.
Thtt only left one of the tour little
nigger boys," so hs got up and made a
motion that they appoint t committee
to go to Mr, LocUuit, tbe superintendent, to ■*% him to find them some
work.' '■'•■;
For the purpose of ensuring complete harmony during the meeting tht
door wit guarded by four ltgltunate
constables and a number of company
thugt tnd detectives. Their chief
ehf r
started lut Sunday morning has beenl*' St*',a*JS*™,,^i,l,?Ic^
settled on terms which ire satisfactory to both parties. Any matters ln
dispute In future are to be settled between the ship owners and the Longshoremen's union. This reflects credit
on both parties. The basis of settlement it thtt the notorious non-union
man who was the original cause of
the trouble has been dispensed with
tnd preference will ln future be given
to union men.
Among Local Typos.
Mr. Harry Fletcher, printer-miner-
Whldby Island rancher, arrived from
Dawson thlt week. Old-time members
ot 216 will remember "Fletch" ss one
of the old guard on the P.-I. In Statue. On tbe advent of the "Iron
compositor'' he took to raiting strawberries on his ranch on Whldby Itl-
tnd, later taking a trip to Honolulu
and Central America, Mr. Fletcher It
renewing old friendships and making
new ones, tnd will probably locate In
this city for an extended stay. ~
"Judge" C. 8, Clarke, th old-time
printer-edltor-foremin on the Pacific
Coast, who has been "subbing" ln the
proof-room of-The Bun and News-Advertiser for the psst tew weeks, hss
taken, out his card from Typo. Union
star W tneVhltf Mitt hence to Lapwit,
Idaho, where he has Just purchased a
The "Judge" recalled many pleasant
memories of the old hand-set days in
Seattle, where he at one time wielded
the "Iowa" rule on tbe Telegraph,
since absorbed by tbe P.-I.
J. Lanigan, Vancouver'a Delegate,
Elected International Delegate
■ to A. P. of L. Convention,
J, Lanigan, delegate from Local No.
281, Vancouver, to the recent convention of the 'International Molders
Union, at Milwaukee, returned to the
coast on Thursday.
There were 486 delegates at the big
session of "sand rats," representing a
total membership of some 80,000.
Dei. Lanigan, Vancouver, was honored by being elected aa an International delegate to the. forthcoming
convention of the American Federation
of Labor at Rochester.
J. H. Btrnet, Toronto, was also,
elected aa fifth vice-president, there
now being seven vice-presidents Instead of four.
The question of a closer affiliation
and federation of the metal trades was
referred to the executive board with
instructions to get busy.
A motion to prohibit officers of the
Molders' International holding office In
the Civic Federation was voted down
by a narrow majority, but the discus-
ston made It apparent tothe officers
what might be expected within another year or two.
The Boy Scout movement came In
for a good slamming.
The "socialist" resolution, whatever
thtt It ,was "laid on the table," after
the desired discussion for educational
All the old officers were reelected.
The Prlnt-lt-ln-Vtncou<'er Committee of Typographical Union No. 226,
named by President Armstrong three
months ago, Is busy these days. This
committee ,was named to devise ways
and means whereby printing that Is
now going out of the city may be
kept at home, Ae soon as the committee finds out that an individual or
Arm Is sending away for printed matter of any kind they call on such Individual or firm and endeavour by
clean-cut business facts and arguments
to shtw that It Is to their advantage
to patronize home Industry.
The Allied Printing Trades hare a
purchasing power of approximately
$1,600 t day for every working day in
the year, and that purchasing power
can be Increased to $2,260 a day if the
33 1-S per cent of printing be kept at
home that, by conservative estimate,
It going outside.
Other organisation In manufacturing Industries may take a leaf out of
the Typos' book, and get busy along
these same lines. The constant cry
Is for more manufactures In this. city.
Now, let the merchants tnd others get
In snd loyally support those they now
have. .    .
The committee is-composed of L.
B. Dennlsen (chtlrmin), W. W. Stick-
ney, and, Ray Fleming, and tbey deserve the cooperation of every member of 226 te the end tbat more men
be st work In Job offices of this city. ,
Pavor an Insurance Plan, Ensuring Compensation and Making
Technicalities Less Possible.
Rossland Miners' Union, No. 38, W.
F. ot M„ is anxious to have some
amendments made to the B. C. Workmen's Compensation Act, and with
this in view has circularised, through
Its executive committee, local unions
of the province and the B. C. Federation of Labor, asking for their co
operation. The resolution drafted on
the subject has also been mailed to
the Provincial Government executive
council, and to the sitting member for
Rossland Riding, Lome A. Campbell,
and reads:
"Whereas under the present operation of the Workmen's Compensation
Act we flnd that only-those relatives
depending on the deceased are eligible
to receive the compensation allowed,
"Whereas we find that under this
system lt Is to the advantage of all
companies employing labor to give a
preference to those whom they may
know would not come under the Act,
In order to avoid paying the same, consequently discriminating against the
men with families.
"Therefore be It resolved: That we,
the members of Rossland Miners'
Union, In regular meeting assembled,
petition the Provincial Government to
amend the Act so tbat lt would come
In the form of an Insurance, the same
to be left to the next of kin, or whomsoever he may see fit."
Brotherhood Convention.
Geo. Armstrong, who has been attending the biennial conventlol of the
United Brotherhood of Carpenters st
Wsshlngton, D.C., has arrived back In
Winnipeg, ssys The Voice. -The business of tbe convention kept the delegates at work for three weeks. About
420 representatives from all parts of
the North American continent were
present. Mr. Armstrong was elected
to attend the next convention of the
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada
to be held ln Montreal next September
as fraternal delegate from the International union. The following Important resolution was adopted by the convention, which Indicates the rapidly
growing sentiment among trades unions ln favor of socialism:
"Resolved, that It should be one of
the objects of our organization to propagate among our members the
abolishment ot the present wage system and the establishment of a cooperative commonwealth, where the
problem of unemployment, with all accompanying misery, will he banished
from the human race, tnd further resolved thst we recommend to our
members the study of social questions
st the meetings of their respective
local unions."
Important Measures Op for Consideration, Including Filing
Next Convention Date
A full meeting of the executive
board of the B. C. Federation of
Labor bas been summoned to meet at
Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 3rd.
The personel of the board is as follows: J. W. Wilkinson, president;
V. -R. Mldgley, secretary-treasurer.
Vlce-preBldents: B. D. Grant, New
Washington; Jas. Roberts, Moyle;
J. J, Taylor, Ladysmlth; Clem Stubbs,
Fernle; Christian Slvertz, Victoria;
J. H. McVety and R. P. Pettlplece,
Fixing the date for the third annual
convention at Victoria, the collection
Of data relative to the Workmen's
Compensation Act, the consideration
of disputes arising out of Infractions
of tbe Coal Mines.Regulation Act, extending the scope of the B. C. Federatlonist, in which the Federation of
Labor now owns a half intereat, and
the various questions referred by last
convention by the executive, will be
up for consideration.
For the first time ln the history ot
the Federation, District 18 or the U.
M. W. of A. will be represented, as a
result of Its recent affiliation.
Reverse Side of Dollar Mirk
Industrial accidents figures for September, complied by the Federal Labor
Gazette, for the Dominion, show that
89 workmen were killed and 419 lln-
Jured, a total of 608. Compared with
the record for August, this Is an Increase ot one fatal accident and 114
non-fatal accidents.
There Is much charity that would
be missing If there were no newspapers to publish the names of Its pro-
At Wrong End of Telescope
1 Sammy Landers, who presides over
| the destiny of the Hamilton Labor
Snooze feels called upon to play the
part of a guardian angel, ln conserving all the recognizable portions ot
the Dominion Labor Congress of old,
Seems like 'tis not as it used to be,
and the thought almost gives Sammy
the chills. Blue ruin Is to be the fate
ot the Congress, sure. And all this
sad end merely because the membership will stand for no more old-party
political contortionists of the "Sammy"
type. 8. L. L. Is a poor Imitation and
apologlBt for the real Samuel.
Iran Workers' Organizer Here,
W. H. Blow, general orgnnizer
of the International Association of
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers,
with head quarters at Winnipeg, Is t
visitor In Vincouver this week. He
reports trade conditions tn splendid
shspe throughout Western Canada.
Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver have strong organisations and
the trade Is nearing the 100 per cent
stage.' Vancouver will receive Organ.
Iter Blow's attention for a few days.
A. O. Dentler, Seattle, organiser for
the time union, Is also In Vancouver
to isslst In the local work,
the recording secretary of the local
union, and a oheckwelghmtn from oat
of the mines, trom' 00101101 the meeting. However, the miners who were
already Inside refused to allow the
meeting to proceed until these were
admitted, to thty came In, then all
was calm tnd bright
. The company It using ill tat usual
tactics of their kind, aad have served
writs on 16 lotlve members of the
union to appear ln the supreme court
at Victoria.
The owners at yet have felled utterly to get the mines going. In addition, the engineer! art standing with
the miners, ind hive refused to work
any machinery whloh the owners may
want to use for ths purpose of taking
non-unionists into tho mines.
Mtyor Flndlay tnd ihe city counoll
tre holding secret sessions to discuss
what they will do with "undesirables"
during the coming winter, messing, of
course, the poor devils who have worked ill summer at wages thtt leavt
them broke when thty get canned between now tnd the New Tear.
Whether lt It to bt chloroform or a
repetition or list January's polio*
elubt tnd batons dtpooeth saytth not
When saw mm owatts ihdtdowt thttr
mills they always make provision for
their mules till heeded again. Not to,
however, with the modern wage iltve.
As soon as the host can no longer
make a profit out of his thick hide
he Is fired, A week after he Is fired
he Is broke snd an "undesirable." To
help matters out. Col. Lamb will toon
ship mother 20,000 of Britain's disgrace—unemployed—to Western Can-
ada, to further Intensity the competl
tlon tor Jobs.
To Do Whst?
Col. Lamb of the Salvation Army
said England had t standing trmy of
half a million partially unemployed
people, Or these, twenty thousand
could advantageously be sent as immigrants to the Dominion right away.
—Dally press, October 17.
Fort William Street Railwayman.
The Fort William atreet railwayman
made tormal application for a board of
Investigation to consider certain grievances they allege they ire suffering
from. The application wu considered
by the Minister of Ltbor, who decided
that there was cause for Investigation
by granting the request ot the men.
Aid. F. Ury, editor of the Wage
Earner, had been named by the men
to represent them on the beard if
same should bet granted, and early thli
week he received Intimation from the
department that he wis tppotnted to
act for the men.—Hamilton Labor
News, "
Spektner Visits Brother Hers.
Mr. George W. Armstrong, of Spokane, visited his brother, Mr. W. S,
Armstrong, president of Typo. Union
No. 226, this week. Mr. Armstrong
represents a large paving contracting
Arm of Chicago and Spokane,
iflaafB TlMMtlm an PMM>': ti:
tkt VmrDaagBinai fsttjItsMB
-, .m^tatM *!*&*.
NANAIMO. V.I, Oct H.-BtjBf at
Niaataw raotatty, I mtat tt say Ms* '
nets to visit what Is kaowa m aa*'
Jlngfe Pot tain*. It la tftaittd tarti
miles from Naaamw tad aastvet ltt
atat from ttt pitta of the stoat ar
declivity hy whloh tha mtat It tattr-
ed. Tht pKch-of this slop* ti nZ
atom ana om oaly retain hla fett-
Is tomtwhat dlCaraat.   f*r*tS
the plt-hossts tad firs bete tt who iff
thus eosbttd to ride tp. attached to
the book of then cars la t Ittg htst>
• rope tnd tht outers trt posatttssf
to grasp this rope snd that bo disss**
tat of the alt Msny of tho mast
carry short pieces oj root orlsathtf
with whioh thty ttt thttr taana ta
the rope tnd taut save tht tksslB of
grasping It. aad at I stood tal witched I wondered wbat w»al« kapM to
those men If the ssgphieer mUe a
mistake or tho. root wave to ttok. ii.
Th men la the mhvtt of Ntaalata
v working tauter coadRlft wkttl
could aot ba much wont. Tho Coal
Mines RagalaUoB Act M bstac wt>
tally vtsitttd by tat owners far tho
purpose of reducing their wcrktag est-
pensee, tnd la tt least oat of the)
mines fires tre burning ill tat thiBt
tb* men trt it work.     - :'
Yet In tplta of thos* coodltlont tM
miners of Ntnslmo have deeHatd t*
come out on strike along with ta»
mlnen of Cumberland tad I.iasiia
tor tht purpose ot forcing the owatta -
to apply tht provisions of th* Osal
Mines Regulation Act of Brtttoh Co-
Don't wasto your money uuylns cheap overalls! It doesn t pay,
iiover did ami nuver will. Cheap overalls are made from flimsy, weak
matorlalK, and iiulckly wear out. They aro sewed so poorly with auon
IIbIH thread that tho seams rip and Ihe overalls soon fall apart The
huttona come off. the pockets tear, and besides, they never tit properly.
Do vou wonder, then, why you must continually buy now overalls?
That's the reawon you spend more money than you should when wear-
ins cheap overalls.   But wear the
that cost but a few cents more than the cheap kind and you will quickly
.him why It Is oheapsr and tatter to spend a little more at the atari and
BUCK BRAND Overalls stand all kinds of wear and tear—they
are made from the strontest and most durable materials, eewed ao
securely with such heavy thread the seams can't rip. nor will the
buttons come off.   These are the kind of overalls TOO ahould	
They wear twice as Ions as the cheap Imitation kind, and the leaa new
overalls you must buy, the more money you save. Try apalr of BUCK
BRAND and see If this la not true.
Isfy you.
Onion made: Hate ta Vaaoomver.
ey you	
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ask peat sealer ter I
Wm. J. McMaster & Sons, Limited
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ooHPAinr icnrotM ]
OOriab of DfaMt* II
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Udmaimmi.   .
One* mor* titan U ssdustrtal traej-
ble hrawlat In tht Crowt Nttt Past
eoal fields.  -;   -
Tali Uss* It Is st Mich*!, ».C.
..Tfccy, »*» »»» f '
m*nt •nteewd lit* with ta*
Union, tad the eenciih. of District II
have slretdy applied to tht Pstuatal
Department of Ubor for a board uader
the Industrial Disputes tnd Investigation Act.
All of which may prove to be a men
formality preceding another tie-up of
the mines.
Some toot) miners sre directly affected, while over 6,000 will be Indirectly concerned. . »       jji
The miners aro of th* opinion that
the mine owners are deferral!** to
keep up th* tght until the ualtBIt
put out of business, but thty wtll lav*
Thl* situation, with tht eoal miters
tt Cumberland and Udysmlth still
looked out, not to mention th* motlv*
recently served on the metallferous
mine owners hy the W, P. ot M., give*
promise of interesting timet ahead In
the mining world ot B. C.
Price of PolitlesI ttupMlty.
According to United Statet government statistics, compiled tor IMP, saeh
wage-worker produced wealth on an
average of $1290. He received la return, In tbe form ot wages, tha tarn,
on tho tvtrsge, ot |680. The ditto-
ence between that* two amounts,
1710, it whtt etch worker paid during 10M for the privilege ot earning
hit own wages, $620.
Ltbor Itl Own Btvler.
Tht trad* union movement wai celled Into existence by the capitalist
system, tnd will only cease to exist
when the capitalist system cesses to
exist. Every sdvsnce by tht union
movement his been won by strikes or
else by the rear of strikes by ths employers. Nothing hss been done for
lsbor except whtt ltbor bat dont for
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Is your name on tbe voters' list?
The bosses' open shop is the unions'
open grave.
Detectives always go ln pairs—one
to lie and the other to swear to It.
A good deal ot the difference between a hobo and a slave at work Is a
clean sbave and a bath.
A man without a purpose is like a
ship without a rudder; a wait, a nothing, a no man."—Carlyle:
The executive council of the American Federation ot Labor convened at
Washington, D.C., yesterday.
Los Angeles, Cal., unionists claim to
have the "handsomest home of labor
In the world.11    •
A merchant ln tbe Middle West advertises: "Outing shirts—soft as a
Government Job and not so hard to
It's an even break wblch of tbe two
are the more desirable class In British Columbia, namely, the English
blue-blooded lords or Oriental coolies.
It Just simply bad to come! Roosevelt's attempted assassin bas been adjudged a "socialist" by tbe Associated
Press. /
"Perhaps you cannot hear tonight,
but you'll get your hearing in the
morning," observed the magistrate as
he scanned tbe motor cycle speed
lend who had just landed at the
patrol wagon destination.
In an address ln 1872, Wendell Phil'
lips said: "I hall tbe Labor movement
for the reason that It Is my only hope
of democracy. Unless there Is a
power In your movement, Industrially
and politically, tbe last knell of democratic liberty In this nation Is struck."
There Is atld to be a move on, In
certain political quarters ln British
Columbia/not far from Vancouver, to
breathe the breath of lite into a sort
ot Bull Frog party, a. la Rusevelt.
Naturally enough lt Is destined to
The poll-tax collector Is as active
as ever. There Is no getting away
trom his clutches. He Is still on his
well-beaten trill, collecting the $3 toll
of the wage-earners ot Vancouver's
shops and factories. Last week a case
was reported where a 14-year-old lad
had his |6-cheque, which wss his
weekly pay, cut In two.
As Is always the case with men who
have nothing constructive to write
about—can only tear down and give
nothing Instead—Bob Edwards of the
Calgary Eye-Opener.has shown a yellow streak as wide as Lowery's upper
stope. As an abject apologist he will
soon be eligible for Jack McConnell's
It Is the plain duty of every union
man to tee tbat the man who works
next to him Is also contributing something towards the organisation that
has made hit working conditions what
they are. It the non-unionist is right
he will gladly receive an Invitation to
Join a union. If be persists In remaining a non-unionist let bim go to
t locality where non-union conditions
paper—16 pages, containing special
articles by many of the active union
officers ot Canada. We want the cooperation of every union in B.C., to
make It a success. If you can use a
few sample copies to good advantage
write for them.   -
Almost dally the B. C. press announces than another thousand or hundred thousand acres of land has been
purchased by Old Country landlords,
from the provincial government, with
the proceeds of swsg flicked from land
tenants ln the old land. Later on the
same pernicious thievery will be very
much In evidence In Western Canada.
The thousands of emigrants who have
been starved out of England and
sought Canada as a refuge will be
made to sweat.profit Just as tbey did
at 'ome.
Mourns the Vancouver News-Advertiser: "An admirer left Mr. Kler Hardle thirty thousand dollars. What will
he do with this unearned Increment?"
Happily the amount Is forty thousand
dollars. And It has already been invested In the Dally Citizen, a paper
that will champion the cause of the
International working class as fearlessly and as thoroughly as his the
old war horse, Kler Hardle, for many
years after the hack editorial writer
on the News-Ad. has been retired to
Hardle's Old Age Pension list..
With this month's Issue of the "Common Cause" the antl-soclallst magaslne, Peter W. Collins, the discredited
Electrical Workers' union official, who
boat the membership to his resignation recently, has started in to "earn"
the money. .He will have charge ot
a "labor department" ln a publcatlon
tbat reeks with fslsehood and misrepresentation of a section of the worldwide working class thst Is growing
rapidly enough to compel the Dosses to
hire more than one Judas. Peter,
however, will not even have the decency to go and hang ulmself.
Old Smlthers Is atlll btllyiehlng
about his railway contractors being unable to secure slaves for construction
work at their own terms, and he
threatens ill kinds ot dire calamities
and visitations upon any one or any
thing that puts restrictions upon his
mad scramble for docility and cheapness.- Smlthers' ravings are to coarse
that even the Vancouver Sun was obliged to call him to order, a castlgatlon
more damning than anything the strikers could pull off. The blatant old
stiff should be tarred and feathered—
either that or compelled to live In
some of his own construction camp
bunk-houses or hospitals.
rttTTODAY....-—..OOTQBBRlv, Ml
let alone made the subject of a Sunday morning Illustrated page In a
QKW"' A Widows' Pension, provide sfctatv by the federal govern
mehl, tTeag stalltr lines to thtt of tho
Old Agt Pension ln other countries,
would it least be more- humane. It
would permit the mother to remain
borne, where her children need her,
and "keep Ihe family together." It
there is any thing In the value ot
homes to a nation It's a wonder capitalist apologists wouldn't encourage
the malting of homes. Truth to tell,
ail the employer can see Is an opportunity to get cheap, docile labor that
wtll bring grist to his mill. Certainly,
lets have some one to mind the babies, while mothers pile up proflt for
the bosses who run the creche. Let
young girls De exploited until they
have to resort to means of earning a
living that makes a creche a necessity.
Great Is capitalism. Shame, News-
Ad., shame!
The coal miners at Cumberland and
Ladysmlth are still Idle. The coal
company got sore because two union
men kicked about too much gas in the
mine workings, and proved their contention by calling In the provincial
mine Inspector to corroborate their
findings, and fired them. The miners
want the laws relating to coal mines
enforced. Thejsoal company wants no
interference with lta power to rule and
rob at will, nor will It permit union
men to work In "our" mines. And
there the lockout stands. The coal company has the bankroll and tbe government behind lt. The miners have
empty stomachs but a determination
to act like men. The U..M. W. of A.
will come to the assistance of the
miners, 'me selling agents are al-
ready out of coat in Vanoouver and the
trouble gives promise of spreading unless there Is a settlement. Meantime
tbe mine owners are having a sweet-
scented time trying to "run their
own business" without the assistance
of the real coal-oiggers.
Meeta ln annual convention ln January. Executive oncers, U12-15: Presl.
dent, J, w. Wilkinson; vice-presidents,
Clem Stubbs. a D. Grant, 3. H. McVety
R. P. Pettlplece, J. Roberts, C. Slverti
& J'.TAyl?.l'i sec.-treaa., V. R. Mldgley,
Box 1044, Vancouver.
Meet* nrat and third Thursdays.
Executive board; J. Kavanagh, president;
John McMillan, vice-president: R P.
Pettlplece, secretary; Jaa. Campbell,
treaaurerj A. Beasley, statistician: 3. H.
McVety. sergt-at-armsj F. A. Hoaver,
W. J. Pipes, J. W. Wilkinson, trustees.
Labor Council—Meeta every aecond
and fourth Wednesday at t p.m„ ln
Labor Hall. President, R. A. Stoney
financial aeeretary, 3. B. Chockley;
SR1 "J!5r,,«,,yt B. D. Grant, P. O.
984.   The public Is Invited to attend.
every Monday.   Preaident, P. Basin;
vice-president,  Jaa.  Bltcon;  aaoratary
John McMillan, Labor Temple.
_ rjMeatB aacond Monday In month.
President, E, Jarman; vice-president
George Mowat; aecreury, A. H. England!
r.  U.  BOX flf.
.. Directors: Fred A. Hoover, J. H.
McVety. Jamea Brown, Edward Lothian,
Jamea Campbell, J. W. Wilkinson, R.P
Pettlplece, John McMillan Murdoch Mc-
The same dally press tbat tells us of
how shiftless men would become werf
tbe bread and butter question solved
tre always and forever extolling the
activities of captains of other people's
Industry, who have accumulated for-
tunes. It good food would make the
working class lssy, why are horses
well fed and stabled?
"Socialism would destroy Incentive,"
said tbe member of the Mountain
Climbers' Club as he returned trom
a four days' tramp to t peak 30 miles
distant, during which time he lived on
sow-belly and beans, and packed a roll
of blankets uid a frying pan. Sure
thing. Food also destroy's one's appetite.
In the nation's last generation'of
childhood, 32,009 children were made
orphans by coal mine explosions alone,
and three-fourths of these explosions
might have been prevented by the use
of safety appliances such as the governments require In Germany, Belgium
snd other European countries—Ben
F. Lindsay.
"No, I don't want to Join the union:
It would Interfere with my liberty,"
croaked the building tradesman who
had Just worked two months In a row,
but was canned the previous evening
for being late tn the morning. And
with that he hit out for the corner grocer to see wbat the chances of a standoff were till he chased round and
found a Job for himself.
If the union did nothing more than
spare Its membership the humiliation
of hunting up the foreman or contractor and, with hat in hand, asking for n
Job, It would have Justified Itself. A
union man drops Into the union secretary's office, In a union labor temple,
la freely Informed of the condition of
the labor market, escapes having to
be fleeced by an employment agent
shark, and goes like a man direct to
the Job, under no obligation to any one.
The Fed.'s Convention Number, to
be Issued about the New Year, previous to the third annual meet of the
B.C. Federation of Labor, will be some
When shingles drop In price because
ot a glutted market, the shingle mill
owner shuts down his plant. When the
market cleans up Its surplus shingles
rise to a new price level, the manufacturer starts up full capacity and makes
back the money lost by reason ot the
closedown. That's the law ot supply
and demand. When tbe mill closes
down the shingle weaver eats up what
little he has laid aside and generally
runs ln debt a little. When the mill
starts up again he goes back to work
at the same old rate of pay he received
before the shutdown, Tbat Isn't the
law of supply and demand. That's
hell.—Everett Labor Journal.
Every Trades and Labor Counoll on'
the American continent, over 1000, bit
been circularised by Vancouver's Central Labor Body, asking for their cooperation ln developing the Industrial
Union Idea to existent trade unions, by
a process of amalgamation and federation Into fewer and larger unions, covering their respective Industries. Judging from the replies now being received by the score, Vancouver has received a good deal of publicity and Industrial Unionism has been discussed as
never before. The snswers sre varied,
most of them declaring In the affirmative, and when tabulated will mike Interesting reading in the labor world.
The workers of Australia, like the
workers ot Canada, object to the.government making labor-power the only
commodity amenable to government
regulation. If the principle Is good for
laror-power It should be equally applicable to other commodities. For Instance: When the mills of B, C. thut
dewn—go on a general strike—there
Is no governmental machinery provided to prevent it, nor is there tny question ot the "right" of the mill owners
to do as tbey like with what the electorate have legally voted Into their
hands. Whst s difference, though,
when the workers choose to "shut
down" or withdraw their commodity
from the market Yes, It/merely means
tutt the lumber kings ire In politics.
The workers are not." It resolves it-,
self into a simple question ot who does
the law-making.
There.are certain erring ones who
regard discontent as an evil genius. I
beg to differ. Discontent Is the daughter of Ambition and tbe mother of
heavenly twins, Endeavor and Progress. She, and sh«. alone, makes the
wheel of human striving go round.
The Ideal of content Is the dumb ox,
placidly chewing bis grassy cud beneath the spreading shades ot a tree In
the middle of the pasture. He has tormenting tiles, but no ambitions. Mayhap, from the bovine point of view,
this Is a distinction without a difference, but—give me the ambitions; Mr.
Ox may keep tbe files. Ambitions
that lead to disappointments are better than flies and gnats and mosquitoes, snd other winged things annoying.
Then there Is the claim; he hasn't
even files to bother him, and If he had,
he would never know. Yes, on the
whole, I prefer the ambitions, be they
ever so frequently and deeply tinged
with disappointment.
Content Is the mortal foe of success
—It Is the moth thst corrodes Endeavor, the rust that clogs the wheel of
Progress; but to the Inert It Is sweeter
than any morsel ever rolled beneath
the human tongue. He who Is ambitious must pay the price. He who
overcomes has yet more to overcome.
There Is no rest for the ambitious one
this side the grave. Aye, and for him
there Is no "success" for so long as
ambition lasts and rules, both endeavor and deeds accomplished are swallowed up hy Mother Earth. The star
ot ambition Illumines ten times ten
million million graves. And yet—ambition Is the tabasco-sauce of life and
makes It worth the living.—Doctor G.
Frank Lydston.
Kern  _
Vety, Room
,. nuru.   _ 	
Managing director, J. H,
111: Bey, fsso.
„ -„iAi-_end Jolnera—Room 90S.
Say, 2908. Business agent. J. A. Key;
offlce hours, 9 to • a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
secretary of management committee,
Wm. Manson, 118 Raymur avenue.
Branches meet every Tuesday and Wednesday In Room 809.
. Honors' Looal No. 41—
Meets aecond and fourth
Saturdays, 7:80 p.m. President, J. Klnnalrd: ror-
■ SbSBEa"   ■?Hl>ondlnS' secretary,   w.
^omesnn,   Rogers, Room 220, Labor
Temple; flnanolal aeeretary, P, Robin-
flrst Wednesday, 8:80 p. m. President, Geo. W, Isaacs; recording secretary, Charles Brown; secretary-business
agent, C. F. Burkhart, Room 208, Labor
Temple.   Hours:   tl to 1; 8 to 7 p.m.
Meets  flrat and  third  Sundays of
5,oh ■S?",1.'1' 'j'° P.- m- n°°m 8M' frra«l-
dent, Walter Laurie; secretary, A. Mao-
£2?*M« '£!?»«'•. ¥fm-MottfBhaw, Tel.
Sey. 468 (Yale Hotel).
and Joiners, Looal No. 117—Meets
Monday of each week, 8 p.m. Executive
committee meets every Friday, 8 p.m.
President, A, Richmond; recording secretary, A. Paine; flnanolal secretary, L.
H. Burnham, Room 904.   Bey. 1980.
• n..*"?. J?ln«a. South Vancouver No.
1208—Meeta Ashe's hall, 21st and Fraaer
Ave,, every Friday, 8 p,m. President,
w. J, Robertson; vlce-prealdent, J. W.
ulckleson; recording aeeretary, Thos.
I^ndsay, Box 86, Cider Cottage; financial secretary, J. A. DIcklesonTtreasurer,
Rjb^lmbgy; conductor, A. Cnah,r;
_.,_ AND MASONS'. NO. 1
.«» ""3f"ft ,v.eri Tuesday, 8 p.m., Room
207.    President, James Haslett; correa-
69;  financial   secretary,  F.   S.   Brown;
216    s'syTO?' W"        Dmf,",1>  Rooni
and Iron Ship Builders and Helpers
SJ America. Vancouver Lodge No. 114—
Meets first and third Mondays, I o,m.
President, F. Barclay, 911 Cordova East;
secretary, A. Fraser,. nil Howe Street.
Meets first Tuesday each month, 6
P.m. President, Robert J. Craig; secretary, J. C. Peuser. Kurta Cigar Vactory;
treasurer, g. W. Johnson.
Shortly before the last provincial
elections there was a bt of an outbreak of smallpox at Rossland. One
of the hotels, at which Andy Shilland,
secretary-treasurer of District 8, W.
F. of M„ was stopping for the dsy
wss quarantined. But somehow or
other Andy msde s getaway, A week
or two later the writer happened to
be In Stlverton, alejng with Percy
Johnson and other members of the Socialist party campaign committee for
the Slocan riding. We met Andy at
one of the Joy-water hostelrles shortly
after his arrival from some god-forsaken bunk-house upon the mountain
peak as Joyful as a robin. He 'was
advised by the committee that he
would be expected to speak thtt evening. This seemed to be too much for
Andy. As be drew himself together
and Invited the bunch to adjourn, he
was heard to soliloquise: "My God,
why didn't I stay quarantined at Rossland?"  Andy wss the candidate.
A union card In the pocket of an old
party politician; seeking office on an
old party ticket, spells nothing—to the
working class. A man can be no better than the party he represents. A
party Is no better than the principles
upon which that party Is founded.
The "principles" of both the old par
ties have their taproot In the present
form of property ownership and the
wage system. The robbery of labor
of about four-fifths of Its product Is
unclean. Unclean principles beget unclean parties; unclean parties beget
unclean men. There may be well lnten-
tioned union men allied with the old
parties; but lt Is surely a case of the
right men In the wrong party, Soon--
er or later the international working
class movement, which demands the
collective ownership of things used
collectively, production of wealth tor
use, and to the worker the full product of his toll, will triumph.
A social eystem that requires a
"creche" to care for the children of
"working class mothers,"' while the
latter are engaged In one of the donor's factories for ten hours a day at
$7 a week,'Is nothing to be proud of.
Ths New Conscience.
The hope of human progress without violent revolution lies ln tbe
growth of a new conscience on tbe
part of the masset.
There was a time when the victor
slaughtered the prisoners he took lh
war. But a new conscience came to
him. He discovered that it was wrong
to kill human beings, so he enslaved
them snd let them live,
Then the conscience expanded again.
Men came to see that slavery wis
wrong.  They emancipated the slaves,
After another Interval of time, another new conscience grew up in men's
minds. They say thtt It was not
enough to emancipate their fellows,
but that they must enfranchise them—
allow them to have a part ln making
the laws under which they lived.
Today t new and nobler conscience
is taking possession of the people.
They are beginning to realise that precisely as It Is wrong to permit the
physical bully to. knock down and rob
his fellow men, so lt Is wrong to permit the Intellectual, the'financial, or
the economic bully to exploit his fellow men by taking advantage of their
The big Idea of this new twentieth
century conscience Is to establish economic Justice for sll those who ltbor;.
to give to tollers the full social value
of their products and to end the private ownership of Jobs.
The new conscience will emancipate
the race, The new conscience is Socialism.—Chicago World,
Tht Silent Member.
You hive him In your looal union.
He la an Indispensable adjunot to
nearly all locals. He couldn't make a
speech to ssve hli life, but he Is always reedy and willing to pick up the
.heavy end of the work. Many times
he hss Jeopardised his Job because he
had tht nerve to be one of a committee to demand the rights of labor when
the brother who could talk well would
refuse to serve.
When you are telling some one
about the grand speech that some
brother made at one of your meetings, don't fall to say a good word for
the silent man; don't characterize him
as a stick because he Is not all the
time telling how this or that should
be done. We have known men who
are excellent talkers who were not
worth the powder to blow them up
when put up against actual committee work. While we must have talkers, we must also have the silent
member.—Zanesvllle Labor Journal.
Municipal Plsnt s Success.
A Calgary dispatch states that the
municipal paving plant, a local experiment, hu laid Its flrst block ot street
paving at a cost of 12.01 per square
yard, which Is 84 cents lower thsn the
highest snd 14 cents ehetper thin tht
lowest ptvlng contract extant. The Information Is contained In t report of
the municipal plant's operations to the
Calgary city council which was made
public on Monday. The average price
of Calgary paving, as paid to contractors this year, Is about 12.86, and the
success ot the city's plsnt will probably
result In extensive operations next
. British Columbia Division, C. P. Sya-
Jjnv Division No. I—Meets 10:90 aim.
third Sunday In month, Room 904. Local
chairman, J. F. Campbell, Bex 492. Vancouver. Local sec-treas., A. T, Oberg,
Box 492, or 1009 Burrard street.
212.—Meets Room 201, every Monday
la. m. President, W. P. Carr; vice-president, Fred Fuller: recording secretary,
A. A. McDonald, 6 Lorne atreet east: financial secretary, Harvey Sauder; treasurer, H. H. Free; press secretary, Arthur Rhodea; business agent, H. A.
Jones, Room 207, Labor Temple.
881 (Inside-Men)—Meet every Frl-
day Room 206 8 p.m. President a S.
Duff; recording secretary, L. R. Salmon
treasurer and business agent, F. L. Est
Inghauaen, Room 802.   Sey. 2948.
Meeta second and fourth Tuesdays
of each month. President, J. Fox; vice-
president. Wm. Thompson; financial secretary, Wm, Worton; secretary, A. O.
Hettler. 425 Dufferln atreet Telephone,
Fairmont 1298.
ASSOCIATION, No. 99 x 62—Meets
every Friday evening, 199 Water atreet.
President: G. Thomas; secretary, Thomas
Nixon, 199 Water street.
-ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:16 p.m.
President, Robt Thompson; recording
"ecretary J. Brookes; financial secretary,
J. H. McVety.   Bey, 6860.     '
.' Decorators', Local 188—Meet every
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. President H. Mur-
Hi. nJ",ncul1 aeeretary, F. J. Harris,
1689 Hobson St.; recording aeeretary,
Skene Thompson, Sub P. O. No. 8, Box 9;
business agent, W, J. Nagle,
every Tuesday, 9 p.m.. Room 921.
President,  T,  Burkes; secretary,  Mike
Knelling, 992 Richards atreet
No. 290—Meeta every Thursday. 7:88
p.m., Room 902. President, H. Speari
recording secretary, Jaa, Jamleson, 821
Drake Btreet; financial secretary, Ed.
Dormody. ;•:
Branch—Meeta aecond - and fourth
Tuesdays, 8 p.m. President, Fred Rumble; corresponds- secretary, Jamea Ray-
burn; flananclal secretary, Wm. Jardlne.
Employees, Pioneer Division No, 101
—Meeta Labor Temple, aecond and
fourth Wednesdsys at 2:45 p.m. and flrat
and third Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Praaldant
H. Bchofleld: recording aeeretary, Albert V. Lofting, Box 178. Cltv Height.
P.O.; financial aeeretary, Fred A. Hoover,
2408 Clsrk drive..
178—Meetings held flrst Friday In
—h month, 8 p.m. Praaldant H, Nord-
landi secretary, W. W. Hocken, P.O. Box
608; financial aeeretary, L. Wakley, Box
TILE LAYERS' AND HELPERS', Local No.. 12—Meeta flrat and third
Wednesdaya each month, 9 p.m. President R. Neville: aeeretary, P. O. Hoeuke,
Suite 2, 1202 Woodland drive.
Meeta laat Sunday saeh month, 2:20
p.m. President W. 8. Armstrong; vice-
president, G. w. Palmar; secretary-treasurer, R. H. Neelands, P.O. Box 81.
Style in His Shoes
is tot 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 snd 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 service."     "     /.'
$8.35 for men's box calf bluchers with standard screwed and
sewn soies, leather lined, broad, easy last.
93.00 for men's velour calf bluchers with stout sewn soles.
93.00 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 $1.63       Sires 11 to 18 for $1.35
Sizes 8 to 10 1-2 for $I.OO
David Spencer, Ltd.
VAH0ODV1R, B. 0.
'\ A,A A/\/\ l
la Honest Clothing  |
It standa for real value in quality' of cloth trimmings and workmanship—and la guaranteed to keep
Its shape..  ■    ' ■ •.   ■
Just take a, look' at your own..
Does It lit on tha shoulders and
around the collar? Haa It held Its
proper shape In front? That la
where Caittsella Olothlag stands In
a class by Itself,   let as akey ism.
The Campbell Clothing Man
23 Hastings Street East
Stoves MP Ranges
Mount Pleasant headquarters for Carpenters' Tools
and all kinds of Builders' and Contractors' Supplies
Mechanics' Tools
Including "The saw that has no equal"
Sole Agents for Vancouver
111 Hsstings at. W.
Phont Seymour 204
Hardware and Tools
<| A Splendid stook of the best in the world's market.
We make a specialty of supplying every need and requirements of tbe artisan in our line.
T Hastings Street West Phone Seymour 684
Magazines and Labor Temple Post Cards on Sale
A re You Satisfied?
Printing that Pays
4] If you have any doubt about the
—«- of your prinuni, "" ~ ~L—
ft can help you.
E. T. Kingsley
Labor Temple, Ealraaee oa Hoaer St.
We Print the B. C. FerJerslionist
PltTHONIZH    B     0,    riDBRATIONlST
*DVBnTrsaas—and tell them why.
Miners' Magazine
>   Official Organ of the Western
Federation of Miners
Subaerlptlon $1 Par Yaar
Miners* Hsgislne 605 Railroad
Bldg., Denver, Colorado
  Of America rtciy
ctrrsmtT itmm Hitsttsimitt .tot I
If you want to enjoy all the comforts snd advantages of pure wool
underwetr, you etn mtke no mis-
tike in buying Jteger Brand.
T. B. Ciithbertson
345 Hastings W.   (80 Orsnvllle
C1( Hsstings W.
Rhymes of Revolt
Nest little volume of virile verts
25c Spseisl price for quantities
For Sals st Labor Temple Cifai Store
Week End Trips
Bsery worklngman needs rest and change. It's true he can't
take t winter trip-to Southern California or an extended trip
te the resortt in the rookies, but he should, ss for ss his time
snd money permits, get away from the city from time to time
for a day or so, taking Ms family for a pleassntouting
lt it to meet the worlungman t case that the B. C. E. R. Co. has
arranged for week-end trips, tt reduced rites, over the Fruer
Valley division of its lines during the summer; Special tickets on
tale Saturday and Sunday, good to return Monday.
Round Trip from Vancouver is only $2.80
Trains lesve Carrall Street station at8:30 a.m.; 12:15 and 5
pjn. Trains reluming from ChiKwack are so timed that the
round trip may be made in a day wilh a stopover of several hours
SATOlteiAi!:..::::::ii...6CT0BBa 1», lilt
Money-Saving Prices
House Furnishings
See the Province and World eaoh day for
full particulars
Catalogue now ready—Out of town customers
oan get the benefit of our low prices by sending name and
address tor a copy.   A postcard will do;
The H. A. Edgett Co., Ltd.
Dept. F, Cor. Cambie & Pender Sts. Vancouver
Purchase Only
Whale Brand
"Site,    Strength,    Endurance"
Made in Vancouver
Strictly by Union
Ask your dealer for them
22 Water Sb Phone Sey. 1993
We can furnish
41 Hastings Street W.
Phone Seymour 3887
and Jewelery
Geo. G. Bigger
143 flattings Street West
How About Thatjhoto
You Promised Yowd^MMd ?
424 Main St Formerly at 440
"I TAsTOOtmnt, s. o.     	
Origin of Species, Darwin.... 20c
Age of Retson, Paine 20c
Eight Lectures, Ingersoll 20c
The People's Bookstore
152 Cordova W.
137 Cordova Street W.
Basement Hotel Cordova
Light and Heavy Horses
and Shetland Ponies for Sale
646 Hornby St.     Phone Sey. 798
nf\ WITH
•J These collars are made out
of the best 3-ply linen, and
made into the latest styles and
shapes by experienced union
girls who receive a living
wage, union conditions snd
shorter hours. -
Will send Catalogue on requeat
6 for $1 -12 for $1.75
Pottage Paid to any part of Canada
Inion Label Supply Co.
labor Temple, 165 James Street
400 Vancouver Men
Have Invested in
Talbot Boiler Stock
After a thorough consideration of the
affairs of the Talbot Engineering Company, Limited; and a painstaking Investigation of the Talbot Boiler, 400 hard-
headed Vancouver men have invested In
shares of this Company. —
The men who are officers of thin .corporation are practical, hard-headed business men—every one. The be-t mechanical, engineering, manufacturing nnd
business experience that could be secured has been Incorporated into the
personnel of our organization.
Dividends depend on profit*. Profits
depend on demand and the difference
between the cost of production and the
selling price, Talbot Boilers sell at the
same price of other boilers, but can be
built for very, very much less.
Our 44-page "Boiler Book"
FREE; Explains ALL
About TALBOT Boilers
Are you the mnn to ignore such an
investment opportunity? Line up your
future with the Talbot Boiler. Talbot
Boilers are a success—a wonderful success. Join the four hundred who are insuring their future by Investing in this
substantial, permanent and, at the same
time, very profitable enterprise.
If you cannot call at 220 Carrall Street
and see the actual demonstration of this
marvel ln economy of not only fuel but
space, weight, wages and cost of construction, send the accomi	
for    our    photographlcal-,     „..._„„	
prospectus and Talbot Boiler book. Sent
.lustra ted
Talbot Engineering Company
ISO Oarrall atreet, Doner Cordova,
TABeotrraa, a. o.
Berry Bros.
Agents for Cleveland Cycles,
The auqrele with the BepnUttoa"
Full line of accessories
Repairs promptly executed
tit auaxnraa a*, a.
Phone tsymonr Ttat
The suffrage movement Is no longer
a small group ot eccentric bachelor
maids. It Is a world-wide movement
ot women from every walk ln lite,
demanding In no uncertain terms political rights equal with men. In Asia,
where for centrles women have been
dominated by men to the extent that
even their iaceB might not be seen by
others than their husbands and Immediate family, women are throwing off.
their veils, and with the light ot day
shining full in their faces, they stand
erect and demand political equality.
Our English sisters, chafing under
the continued discrimination and bigotry of their lords tn tbe home, In
Industry, In property, and in politics,
have adopted so warlike a campaign
that the entire world watches with
bated breath, wondering what next
these British Amazons may attempt.
In Prance, Italy, Germany and America, the sentiment Is gathering like
storm, centres In some plsees, while
In others It Is sweeping the country,
obscuring every other Issue.
In America, during the past year,
two new states have been added to the
suffrage list, Washington and California; these with Corlorado, Idaho,
Wyoming, and Utah, give the United
States 1,168,478 women voters for the
presidential candidate. The political
parties dare not disregard this new
element In politics, especially ln a presidential campaign, neither dare they
meet the demand for universal suffrage with their usual vacillating flattery.
Roosevelt and his managers, with
their accustomed foresight, tre attempting to swing this new voting
element their way. It is a pretty sate
guess that the campaign of 1916 will see.
the Democrat and Republican parties
competing for flrst piece ln the suffrage campaign.
Meanwhile, the Socialist Party, true
to Its principle ot universal suffrage,
has not only endorsed but Is actively
assisting everywhere with the campaign. _
Union organisations, realising at
last that disfranchised woman workers
are used against them In their struggle
for a higher wage, shorter hours and
better working conditions, are demanding that the ballot shall be granted to
their slater workers.
In Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kansas, Oregon, and Arizona, the Issue Is
the paramount one of the campaign.
Voters are fairly bombarded with suffrage literature. Political meetings
are captured by suffrage speakers
whose logical arguments hold them
spellbound for hours. Young women
and old women, cross women and
pleasant women, serious women and
witty women, old nuvda and married
women, teachers and scrub women,
garment workers and society belles,
debutantes and laundry workers, are
working side by side, pleading the
cause of oppressed womenhood.
Elected General .Secretary of Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council to Succeed
It. P. Pettlplece, Resigned.
Harris Hair Tonic
Dandruff Cured or Money Back
a. o. aAjtaaai itmr oo.
stone Sojaurw 4401
aaooao vabsows aantoi construe.
tlon will soon "start. Buy now before
prices Jump; fr.ur largo lots left: only
a block from waterfront, right at Second Narrows: IRfio eacli; quarter cosh,
btlanoe «. 12, IS months. What will
these be worth when building begins?
Whltaker ft Whltaker. The North Vim-
euiivr Experts, 430 Howe street, Van
Plenty of Union-inndo Hats
At the Leader W Hst
Store, earner Hsstings
snd Abbott Sts. Here
you will rind every conceivable style, eelor snd
slzs of union hats. You
hsve unrestricted choice
of thoussnds of hats,
soft or stiff, to select
from at one price—12
—hers Instssd of paying more tltttwhtri.
Leader Exclusive
$2.00 Hat Store
S.W. Comer Hastings and
Abbott Streets
A pert young miss with a sharp pen-
oil writes a Western editor as follows:
"Your editorial deploring the fact that
so many young women are	
men's places in office and shop Is
amusing. Why don't the men marry
us and keep business for themselves?
If you have the notion thtt women
prefer banging typewriters, or selling
goods over the counter, to making
homes for loving husbands and prattling kiddles, why then you are a goose
of an editor, and a very unobservlng
man. All this talk about the modern
desire of women to be independent of
man Is absurd. The pictures you see
the magaslnes of happy bachelor
girls are lying documents—there Isn't
tny such thing as a HAPPY bachelor
girl, .though there might be such a
thing as a "merry widow."
Her argument that If men would
marry off working girls the positions
they hold would be open to men Is
sound. We also know that the Amert
can boy Is not marrying tt early aa
his father and his grandfather did,
and we also know that then hit been
t decline ln the marriage rate In
several states.
Here agtln we held the present sys<
tern responsible. Every city his ltt
tent of thousands of young men, work.
Ing In shops and mills, who receive ln
wages less than $10 a week. Of
course It Is utterly Impossible for
them to marry under those circumstances.
The statement that there la no such
thing as a happy bachelor girl will
shook many men readers, but few
women. The statement thtt there
"might be tuch i thing tt I 'merry
widow'" will shock no one.
Despite all this talk we heir of
woman's desire to be free, we each
and every one of us know thtt no
woman can approach htpplnets tnd
live unnaturally, that the truly happy
woman ot our acquaintance It not
made so by Independence ot man, but
is so because of companionship with
man. Together they tttnd for etch
other and their own. Both tre dependent, aa t matter of tact, but when
hearts are true such dependenncy
makes tor happiness—the most tub-
lime tnd most perfect happiness
whloh comes to us In life.—Chicago
Dally World.
Typos Bowl.
Thursdty afternoon the gentlemanly
"ops" of the News-Advertiser detested
the "ad. artists" and "doormen" of the
same office In a game of bowls on the
Reliance Alleys, Oranvllle, street, by
167 pins. "B|ll'' Metsger had high
score and high average. The, features
of the game Included Ole's "speed
ball," Archie's "wrong-font" delivery,
and others too numerous to mention.
McLean sent In several "loose lines,"
and as a consequence, had several bad
"splits." "Kolonel" Dennison wis on
hand with the prises, ind the contestants "pulled out" "Met!" of the "key
pounders;" Eddie Mason of tbe
"humpback rule," with Prank Parrell,
of the "type jugglers," won the prises
—big red apples ("foremin bait").
The score:
Miller ...,^.....
Robinson ..:...
Proule 155
Metsger (Capt.).... 171
778 685.. 788 2196
Mason 146 147 165 448
Farrell  :.'.... 146 154 148 448
Archibald  117 ill 188 866
Trumper (Capt.).... 116 188 114 867
Olson  140 1S7 183 400
668   687   678 1028
3 Total
145 410
134 489
168 391
160 448
181 607
IrX-PretlfJeiit Wilkinson Elected aa
Snoceeaor to Secretary Petti-
pieot, Resigned.
VANCOUVKR, Oct. 17-Regultr
meeting Trades and Labor Council
convened Oils evening, President
Kavanagh In the chair and other op
llceri present.
Minutes of previous meeting reld
and approved,' •   , ■
Bakers—Leonard J. Sprlgel and W.
Sellings, vice Davidson and Buchan.
Electrical     Workers,   818—H.   A.
Jones, vice Phllpot.
; Civic Employees—Edward Trainer,
vice John Galletti.
. Bricklayers and Masons—8. P. Gow,
vice Anderson.
Longshoremen—O. Thomas, P. Sinclair, J. McLaren, H. Mortimer.
Horseshoers—Application for affiliation, with tee of $5.
Application for affiliation accepted
and delegates obligated and seated.
Sheet Metal Workere—Bro. Hans-
Pattern Makers—Thos. Smith   and
Thos. Skxtby. '    «
Executive committee convened   In
regular session,  October 16, 8 p.m.,
Vice-President McMillan presiding.
Present: Dels. McMillan, Campbell,
Beasley, Pipes, McVety, Wilkinson,
Kavanagh and the secretary.
F. S. Ptulkner of the local Teamsters' and Chauffeurs' union appeared
before the executive and asked for
the Council's co-operation in urging
the Teamsters' International Union to
provide for an. organiser in Vancouver, to assist in completing the work
of orgsnlsttlon. Your committee recommends thtt .the secretary be instructed to comply with' the request.
Concurrence.   .,.
Communication from Victoria
Trades and Labor Council, endorsing
resolution ot this Council In favor ot
Industrial unionism, Received. Concurrence. ,
From San Francisco Labor Council.
Resolutions filed.   Received.
From Grays Harbor Trades and
Lsbor Council. Resolution unanimously endorsed. Received. Concurrence. Secretary to compile result
When all letters on the subjeot have
been received.:
From W.-8J Rawllngs, secretary
Board of Park-i Commissioners, advising Council of meeting to discuss development of Coal Harbor, on October
14. Covered by verbal report of Executive Board Member MoVety. Received. "    ..'
Trainer-Burgess: That this Council endorse plan No. 3, submitted by
the Park Commissioners. Carried—
Amendment:' That plan No. 1 bo
endorsed.   Lost—31-30,
Amendment:.. That plan No. 1 be
endorsed.   Lost.    .
From Leon W. Marshall, chairman
of Carnival Committee, Loyal Order ot
Moose, ssklng Counoll to send representative to preliminary meeting,
Covered by verbal report of Executive
Board Member Wilkinson.
Pettlplece-Beattle: That action ot
executive be approved tnd Delegate
Wilkinson continued on tbe general
committee ae this Council's representative.   Carried,
Following   accounts   recommended
for payment:   J. Freckelton, stamps
for circulars, 98.60; J. W. Wilkinson,
balance account it delegate to Tradei
and Labor Congress of Canada, $61.85;
R. P. Pettlplece, two 100 watt. Tungsten lamps, 18.80; B. T. Kingsley, 600
circulars, $4.30.   Concurrence.
Mass Masting, October 26,
Your committee recommends thlt a
miss meeting be held In Labor Temple, on Frldty, October 15th, under
the tusplces ot the Counoll, ind thtt
t committee of three be appointed to'
arrange details.   Concurrence.
A general discussion took pltct covering the necessity of ths Central
Labor Body taking the Initiative In
assisting loctl unions, tnd keeping ln
closer touch with seml-publlc bodies,
such ss tbe city counoll, psrk commissioners, school board, etc. After
a thorough review of the local situation In the organised labor world, and
the receipt of General Secretary Petti-
piece's resignation (owing ' to The
Federatlonist requiring hit whole attention) your .committee recommendi
Executive Board Member Wilkinson
for the position, on a partial time
basis, at $80 per week.
Tralner-Brltcon—That the resignation of General Secretary Pettipiece
be accepted.   Carried.
Lanlgan-Beattie—That a ' general
secretary be elected, on a ptrtltl time
basis, at 910 per week.
Burgess-Mtttlion—That wt non-concur. -
Substitute for, the whole: Petti-
piece-Hurst—That we now proceed
with the election of a secretary. Carried.
Election of Secretary.
Del. Wilkinson—Placed In nomination by Del. Berrle.
Del. Jones—Placed ln nomination
by Del, Durant.
Del Burgess—Placed ln nomination
by Del. Knight
. Result   of   vote—Wilklnaon,   43;
Jones, 16; Burgess, 12.
Del.Wilkinson declsred elected tnd'
duly obligated.
Wilkinson-Pipes—That we non-concur In tht report of the executive and
"When' a man buys a farm, he buff
a ]oh." Too many of the "back to the
firm" fellows from the city slst up the
sltuitlon from their viewpoint, tnd Imagine that they are buying an established business, wblch will practically
run Itself tnd yield t profitable ln
come. They are merely "buying a
]ob," and It's t mighty sure Job it
that; they will never flnd a time when
there Is nothing to do in the farm factory. The city man, out of employment, goes to the man who has lobs to
give out, and applies for a position—
an opportunity to work for a dally or
a monthly wage. He enters the employ of the man who controls the Jobs
ln that particular plant, tnd so long
is there Is work to be done, tnd hit
work Is satisfactory, he receives hit
wage, and the Job is his. But be
doesn't own the Job;, the employer
owns all of the Jobs til ot the time,
snd thtt lt the retson way we have t
"labor market." The city man who
buys a farm buyt t job at well aa t
business. True, he controls or owns
his own Job, but tt the time-time he
must make the business of farming
pay, or his Job will get tway from
We hear much these days, about profitable farming. The press talks tear-
nedly about farm profits; the Independent life the farmer leads; how,
through the use of modern machinery,
the labor upon the farm has been minimised, etc., snd the city man begins
to sit up tnd tike notice. He sub-
scribes for some high-class tgrlcul
tural Journals, tnd reads tbout the
wonderful transformation that has
been made on an abandoned farm
down In Jersey; he views the recon
structed bouse, looks longingly at the
shady bowers and winding lanes, is
they appear In the half-tone engravings which Illustrate the article. And
he buys a firm; It ti "btck to the
farm" for thla gentleman of the olty.
He moves to his newly acquired possession, and soon learns thst he has
"bought a Job." He flnds that the pictures In the articles he reads were
true to life all right, but that the Improvements mtde were paid for with
money mtde. ln other channel! than
farming. He.soon realises that he
must work on the Job every day; thtt
he mutt muter both the sclentlfle and
the business end of firming. The
moment be turns his face toward the
fields he faces the problems of the
firm. Hs finds a thousand elements
to contend with. Viewed from any
angle, our city friend finds he hss
"bought a Job." His. living, his profit,
his success alone, depend upon the
energy, labor and business ability displayed In handling the "Job" he has
Statistics gathered since the "btck
to the firm" movement began, show
thtt tbout 90 per cent, of those who
leave the city for the farm remain less
thin three yesn. No man can hire til
his work done snd make tinning pay.
The personal element Is absolutely
necessary If success It desired. From
the but statistics available, the aver
age profits upon the forms ot this
country are leas thin 6 per cent, on
the money invested. These statistics
prove thtt the business of firming Is
run on altogether too small t margin
for the Inexperienced to nuke t success ot the business. The fields look
Inviting from t distance, tnd the pastures tre grata, but the olty nun who
buys a farm burns his bridges behind
him, snd expects to make a livelihood,
as a firmer Is sure to find that he
"bought a Job," and not an established
business with a sure Income—The
A British soldier was ordered to be
flogged. During the flogging he
laughed continually. The lash wu
laid on all the harder, but the rain of
blows only teemed to Increase his de-
light ,
'"What are you laughing att" the
sergeant finally asked.
"Why," the soldier chuckled, "I'm
the wrong nun."
that the duties and remuneration remain the same.
Amendment: Gould-Hurst — That
secretary he placed In Held upon full
time bull, at a wage commensurate
with the duties.
Amendment to amendment: Blum-
berg-Ltngley—Thtt scope of tbe secretary's duties be enlarged and thlt
he be paid 68H cents per hour, tnd
thtt the minimum per week be flxed it
32 hours.
SubsUUte for the whole: HltUaon.
Pettlplece—That the duties of the tec-
rettry be enlarged, snd thtt tht question of remuneration bt referred to
executive for report tt ntxt meeting.
Ctrrled, 43-18.
Delegates Hanson, Amalgamated
Carpenters; Sow, Bricklayers; Bin-
clslr, Longshoremen; uked thtt undtr
section 16 ot the by-laws, the question
be referred, by olrcultr, to affiliated
unions, for approval, returns to bs In
not liter thin November 21.
Rolf Call.
Statistician Beasley reported T9
delegates present,
The hour being late, 11:25 p.m., t
motion to adjourn carried,
Break Your Chains-
to the land
We Help You to Locate
160ACRiS l
Homesteads ami Pre-Emptions
in British Columbia
Farming & Colonization Co.
5 Winch Building       LIMITED        Vancouver, B.O.
"Beet Three Dollar Hat on Earth"
Richardson & Potts
417 Granville Street/Phone 3822
Padmore s Big Cigar Store
tm lTmov m nvu
One tides on the rods beneath the car
And one on a cushioned chair;
The one Is clad In poverty's ragj,
The other doth broadcloth wear.
One eats a back-door charity lunch,
For lack of the price to pay,
The other Is served by a waiter skilled
In an up-to-date cafe.
The one feneaka Into a concert dive
For an hour's oheap fun and laughter,'
The other a box at (he opera has.
With wine and'women after;
One sleeps In the hay, or as best one may
Who has no place to dwell,
The other haa a suite of rooms
In the city's best hotel.
The bum on the rods Is hunted down
As an enemy of mankind,
The other Is driven around to the club
And feted and wined and dined.
And those who curse the bum on the
As the essence of all that's bad,
Meet the bum on the plush with a sycophant's smile,
And extend the hand so glad.
The bum on the rods Is a social flea,
That gets an occasional bite.
The bum on the plush Is a social leeoh,
Blood-sucking by day and night;
The bum on the rods Is a load so light
That his weight we scarcely feel;
But it takes the labor of doiens of men
To furnish the other a meal.
So long aa you sanction the bum on the
plush, -
The other will always be there;
But rid yourself of the bum on the plush
And the other will disappear,   ..
Then make an Intelligent, organised kick.
And throw oil the weights that crush;
Don't worry about the bum on the rods,
Qet rid of the bum on the plush,
—Miners' Magaslne,
"Connsttncy, Thou Art a Jiwtf."
We have often bumped up against
the union nan who will buy icabraade
clothes and eat tn non-union reataur*
anta. We have met those who never
think to ask for a label of any kind—
but these boys are put tn the shade
when a union cornea along and Issues
printing without a label on It—especially a union paying out good money to'
boost the same label that they leave off
their own stationery. This Is the case
with Vancouver Printing Pressmen's
Union, No, 69, which is using envelopes
that do not bear the union label of the
Allied Printing Tradea Council ot Vancouver—an organisation that they pay
dues into every month for the sole purpose of boosting the allied label.
Where the fault Ilea we do not know.*-
Your Appearance
MANY a man has lost
m good opportunities (or
advancement in life simply
beoause he did not dress
well, The prise of stylish,
serviceable olothing today
is so little that anyone oan
afford it. If you doubt
this, oorae to. our store.
We will prove it to your
818 Granville StftSet
A "Weetern" Etttener.
Phil Obermeyer (Hamilton Herald)
twits H. P. P. (Vincouver World) re
girding his geography. And this te
cause he classifies Delegates Bancroft,.
McLennan, Olenn, Francq, and others
sb "westerners." Truth Is, Biter.
Obermeyer, the Ouelph convention
haa made It plain that there Is no
"east" ln the organized labor world.
It's much like the lady garment worker who was "the best man ot the
bunch." In fact the breesy page conducted by Mr. Obermeyer, mskes him,
too, eligible tt t "westerner" In the id-
Jectlve sense.
Wets-Worker tnd Pises.
It Is, ot course, a historical platitude that in every great social movement such as the one tor which this
conference, stands, there are two
equally Important periods. The first,
usually 1 long tnd frequently t more
or less discouraging cue, must be
given over to agitation or education-
call It whichever you will—during
wblch the energy ot the propagandist
has to expend Itself either ln awakening a dormant or apathetic public sentiment, or whst Is still harder, In
breaking down tn adverse sentiment
snd building up ln Its place a sympathetic one.
In the second period the task Is to
crystallise the sentiment thus built up
In a- viat group of Individuals, tnd
through some effective form ot or-
ganltation render It articulate, tnd
give lt direction tnd conorete force.
The movement for International arbitration hu emerged from the tint
of these periods; but tt now confronted try the entirely different kind of
problem that the second period presents. It Is plain that the movement
for the arbitration of International
disputes hss less than hilt succeeded,
in spite of the (sot that probably a
majority of the citlsens of the most
Important nations have been mentally
converted to that principle.
It remains to transform these converts from passive philosophers to aggressive propagandists, who shall see
to It thtt their- theory Is translated
Into an Institution.
What Is now wanted Is organised
effort that will convert war Into t
blessed memory and arbitration Into
a living practice.—Hon. Chas. P.
Union Men, Support
Your Own Principles
tj When you buy your suits
(rem vs you sre doing so. Wt
employ union workmen only.
tj In dealing with us you are
helping yourself in another way,
because you are snored of the
FIT snd the MOST UP-TO-
two a-Mox turns,
ror teat, te aay sataerJker «e
tie Weetern Glutei i 111.00 per
auwthi eloee tsjatl tttt arte.
Deafen in
Stoves and Metals
Stove Castings and Repairs Kept
in stock'
138 Cordova St. East
Imperial Wine
64 Cobdova Strict Whst
Phonh Set. 955
Direot Importers of
>'; Goods Delivered Free to sll
parts of the city
When you play Pool Play at lire
Limit Pool Parlor
Headquarters Lathers'-Union
39 Hastings Stbutt East
J. O. Parliament, Prop.
A Credit to Union Workmanship
Something New
If you tre ruptured you should
hive the best. Thli meant thtt
you ire looking for a new Johnston Appliance.
Write or Call for Information.
'■•'   Private Mitln| acorns
The Johnson Truss Mfg.
Phone Sey.   p„    694 Richards
•     6760        UU.       Street
Stoves and Nice Warm  .
for the cool weather at
897 Oranvllle Street Cor. Smyths
'■    Phone Sey. 8745


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