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JIPTH YEAS;;  NO, 95 No. 70S.   Watch your address label
VANCOUVER, Hi C., J^nll, JANUARY ti, 1913.
Evtry worktr In Vinoouver—
whether he It a member of a trad*,
union or not—ahould get the following
facte firmly fixed In hi* hud.
Ut. Thtt thi City Council Is about
te give ths Canadian Northern Railway Co, thl bid of) Fill* Creek, which
Is utlmated to be worth it a con-
urvctlv* figure 69,000,000.00.
2nd. Thlt it lint five hundred laborer* wIM be needed on thl work of
filling In thi eruk bid.
3rd, That th* Railways ind Bridges
Committee of the City Council hive
rifuud to put I clause In thl tgret-
ment, stating In definite flguru whit
thi wage* and working houn of thou
laborers must be.
4th. Thit th* Tradu and Labor
CounoH hu demanded that a minimum wag* of 13.00 tor • houn1 work
mutt be paid to latei-cn engaged on
th* work.
5th. That th* demand of th* Tradu
ud Labor Counoll hu bun refund,
iff spite of th* faot thlt th* city, u
th* donor, ihould it least be able to
Insist thlt trie Canadian Norths™
Railway Co, or thilr sub-contractors
muit pay the same wage* to laborers
whieh the olty paya to Its own Itbor-
•ra working on thi streets md sewers,
'It*.     ;j   ' . '",.
-I    Mh. Thlt ifter th* proposed sgrte-
' ment hu bun approved by the City
Counoll, It will be open for th* Inspection *f th* eltlMni far 20 diyi, ind
will thin be voted upon.
7th. That it wilt need three-fifths of
th* vote* cut, to ratify th* agrai-
Sth. That urtlui ths City Council
will Inttrt * clsuse In th* agreement
•tiling thlt thi Canadian Northern
Pitlway Co. (or thilr lub-eontrtotore)
muat pay a wags of it lent 13.00 tor
8 houn to ill llibonra engsged on
th* work, then every worker In the
olty ahould Mi ill hli effort! to prevent th* agreement from receiving the
nsoesury number of votes, ind thui
chokt thi Canadian Northern Railway
Co. with their own greediness.
Those ire the main fact! In connection with thli colossal piece ot
civic Jobbery, u fir u the ordinary
workman Is concerned. It does not
matter so very much to the workers
who actually gets the creek. The
workera can only live by getting Jobs,
and the higher the wage they can get
the better chance they have of being
able to live decently. Tho worker*
by their votes have elected the City
Council and now the Council la prepared to throw the wages of these
laborer! ta the tender mercies of the
C. N. R. Jackals.
It the workera will only get busy
before the agreement Is put to the
vote they cm blow the whole thing
higher than a Ute.
Trade* Council Wanted Clause.
A committee trom th* Trades and
Labor Council went, before the Railway! and Brtdgea Committee at the
City Hall and aiked that a clause be
put Into the agreement to* sesore
for tbe laborers on the work a minimum wage of $3.00 for eight hours'
. work.
The aldermen who have Just been
putting forth so much gush about
their tender regard for the welfare of
the working class were there along
with Col. Davidson (of the C. N. R.)
and Bis Worship Mayor Baxter. After
listening with obvious unconcern
whilst the matter was put before them
from the laboren' point of view, they
went to work on the wage clauae
again, and the labor pains of . the
mountain have brought forth a mouse
In the shape of Clause as of the agreement wblch reads as follows:
Clause In Agreement.
' "The railway company shall pay, or
couie to be paid, to any and all workmen, artisans, mechanics ahd laborers,
employed In connection with the construction of any of the works referred
to in this agreement upon th* railway
property or the city property, tbe
current wagei paid ln the City of Vancouver by contractor! doing work tor
citlsens of Vancouver, to competent
workmen engaged upon similar work,"
Worth Nothing.
All of which mum nothing at ail
and lt li not worth the paper It I*
written on, and the aldermen who put
it there know, u business men, thit
It li only a piece ot elaborate fooling
for the purpoie ot trying, to keep the
mouths of the worken ibut until the
C. N. R. hai got all lt want*.
Mayor Olvtt dim* Away.
When the-Tradu Council committee wu at tbe City Hall they had an
Informal interview with Mayor Baxter himself and Uked him to use his
personal influence to have a clause
put In stating In definite figures what
the railway company must pay tbelr
laboren oo this work,
Mtyor Butter uld thit if thty did
thit thi railway company would! hivt
i difficulty In railing the money (or
tht Job at a good rate of diuount.
That moans that Mayor Baxter ■•
good it uld that thi discount rate on
tht bondt of tht Canadian Northern
Railway Co. must be iqutexed Out of
the bodies of th* laboring men who
work In tht ditch.
i '   Humbug Exposed.
There you hive the whole thing In
all Its naked ugliness. Stripped ot the
words and verbiage under which the
city father* would try to hide their
humbug and deceit trom the eyea of
a class which they do not think Is
sufficiently well Informed to know
what la really helng done.
If the thing goes through as It Is
the laboren will get nO more consideration trom the Canadian Northern
Railway Ca than the men who worked
for the same company on the banks ot
the Fraser River last yur, The strike
which took place then hu never been
settled and the atrocltlu which were
heaped upon the men finally sunk io
badly that even the Department of
Labor as far away u Ottawa could
smell the trouble. The wages were
bad, the camps were filthy, the food
was not fit tor dogs and had to.be
seasoned- very high to keep the
smell very low.
Workera Muit Act.
Now unless something can be done
to prevent thli agreement from going
through in Its present form, It will be
a bad business, hot Only for the laborers who will actually be working
on False Creek, .but for all other laboren, and especially those working
-•H§rth* oity.*t»3:00*p*rd*-r for eight
The Tradei and Labor Council will
doubtless take the mattr up it lta
meeting next Thursday ind If necessary some real money will have to be
spent ln advertising the fact that the
agreement must not be allowed to get
the required number of votes.
In the meantime tt behoves every
workman, -•-'"—" ~- —wt.-..   --■--
■■toxtATMi' nrAvavBAi, vAMtto ooa*t ooanaaaoa.
Seta ta Vaatoavtf, 8. a, gtjava^r'M tt'M laeluivB.
OOUVOg. ' -       * '■'■'.' '...-'■-. j-  „
antra*, left te rigM-0. W.Uaea, __Uaf}J__ OeUlaa, %et_va_i T. F..WoMt1ie*| *os AagUMi J. BaaUM, Tea.
mwir, a.Ts»s>*er, Salt Sato Olty! * ■stwa,v**te»'"  — , .—
Recognising that the trend of events
forecasts clearly the need - tor more
concerted action on the part of the
unions of the Pacific Cout and realising the fact that the recent Indictment! secured against th* union
officials of this continent,, when taken
In conjunction with the so-called "open
•hop" policy of the employers In the
building Industry, are in reality only
the'beginning of a campaign having
for Its object tbe destruction of the labor unions, the Bricklayers and
Masons' Union of Vincouver Issued a
call for a conference to be held In this
The ready response on the part of the
bricklayers of the cout proved that
they alio had been giving thla matter
serious consideration. Tbe result wu
that delegate! from California, Utah,
Washington, Oregon, and Brltlih Columbia gathered at the Labor Temple
on January 22nd, and continued In
session until the evening of the 24th.
Bro. J. Haslltt, of Vancouver, wai
elected chairman, and Bro. F. P. Mc-
Mahon, of Los AngelU, was th* were-
tary. :l.m- ■
After various memben trom different parti ot the coait had expreued
their vtewi, It was decided to torn a
Federation to be known as the Pacific
Coait Conference. Th* flnt duty of
the conference' will be to thoroughly
organise the brlcklayen of the coast
A conititutlon and bye-laws were
drawn up, and will be tubmltted to the
various unions tor their endorsatlon.
Varloua resolutions were submitted
and adopted. Among others It wu recommended thlt all local unloni affiliate with the Tradu and Labor Councils In their respective cities. The
lut convention of. the Bricklayers'
International Union, which was held
at St. Joe Mo, decided* to take a refer
endum aB to. the advisability of affiliating with the American Federation of
Labor, and the Pacific Coast Confer
ence went on record as favoring such
*IIUI*tlott ind closer relationship with
the other tradu ln the building in-
duitry wu. favored.
The election ot offlcen resulted u
followi: President, J. Haslltt, Vancouver: Vice-president 0. W, Horn, Port-
lind; Secretery-trauurer, F, P. Me-
Mahon, Lo* Angelet, the choice ln
etch cue being unanimous.
Th* next convention of the conference will be held in Portland, Oregon,
on the lint Monday ln October next
A* a mult of "this conference, It I*
believed thlt the bricklayers' unlona
of the weit will be more solidified to
the end that they will be better able
to assimilate the Influx ot Immigration which muit inevitably result from
th* opining of tha Panama Canal.
That wu the object the brlcklayen
of Vancouver had In view, and they
are satisfied trom the result of the
conference that their effort* are being
rightly directed;
Below Is given the text of a resolution submitted by the Executive Board
of the B. C. Federation ot Labor to
Premier McBride, and the .result*,
whloh are self-explanatory:   '
WHEREAS, there exists In the
Province at the preient time, an unnecessary industrial conflict between
the mlnen of Cumberland and Ladysmlth and the Canadian Collieries
skilled ar unskilled, union' Company, wl.Ich Is bringing needleB*
or non-union, to do all he can to put suffering and hardship to that portion
any agreement ln the garbage can of our citlsens In the above-mentioned
whloh does not guarantee at leut 13 localities,
per day of eight houn to all laborers     THEREFORE, be it resolved
who will be affected by this flihy I   THAT the B. C. Federation of Ubor
transaction between the city lad the a8k the Hon. Sir Richard McBride,
Canadian Northern Railway Co.
K. C. M. 0., Premier ot BrltlBh Columbia, to use hie good offices for the
„„,„„ „ .    „,        ,   ,     •.   purpose of bringing about a confer-
Bill Haywood will speak In the ence between tbe contending forces,
Dominion Hall, Thureday, Feb. 13th, In order that a settlement may be ar-
at 8 p;ra„ and Labor Temple.Saturday,
Feb. 16th, 8 p.m.   Admluion 25 cents.
Hot only are thoy
Canadian mannfac-
tare, but they are
union made, and no
union man ihonld
wear any othar Bad.
Tha faot that they
ar* union made
prove* that thoy ar*
Wall mad*, and tha
nam* "Peabody" ii
your quality guarantee.
For Sal. by
COMPARE THEM—Note the fit, yardage, number
of pockets, finish, ate. There's no other overall that
can hold a candle with tbem for good values.
LOOK AT THE JACKETS—They aro equally
good. Note the gauntlet cuffs, and tho uniform band
collar, and then you'll be satisfied there's only one
good jacket, and that's the one made by Peabody.
For Style at the
Hudson's Bay Stores
The hew officers of the Washington State Federation of Labor
are:— 'S~
Pr«MentHJStu«V Pi Marta.-
Secretary - Treasurer—C. P.
Vice-president*  were elected
sb follows:
Flnt District—C. S. Hall.
Second District—W. J. Coatee.
Third District—L;;.F. Clarke.
Fourth District—F, Jennings.
-   Fifth District—J. R. Montgomery.
Sixth Dlstrlct-T. H. Bolton.
Seventh District—C. J. Folson.
Victoria, B. C, Jan. 26,1913,
W. L. Coulson, Esq.,
Canadian Collieries, Ltd.,
Vlotoria, B. C.
Dear Sir:— '-
: I enclose copy of a resolution submitted to tbe Government some days
ago by delegates from the conference
of the B, c. Federation of Labour recently In session.
I You will observe that my offices
were asked ln order to bring about
a meeting between the Company and
thO men with the vlew'of arranging a
settlement of the strike at your Cumberland and Ladysmlth mines.
It 11 not necessary to go at length
into the question In this note since tt
muit be quite patent to your Company
that the consequences resulting from
the present troubles muit have been
dliistrous alike to tbe Company and'
tbe men.
Will you be good enough to advise
me at the earliest possible moment of
your disposition ln thli matter.
I may add that It will be a coune of
much satisfaction to the Government
if through the means ot a conference
such as Is proposed the situation may
finally be cleared up.
Yours truly,
(Signed)     RICHARD McBRlDE.
' Victoria, B. C, January 26, 1013.
Hon. Sir Richard McBride, K.C.M.O.,
Premier of British Columbia,
-    Victoria, B. C.
Dear Sir:—
Your esteemed favor of the 21th Instant enclosing copy of a resolution
submitted to the Government some
days ago by delegates from the conference of the BrltlBh Columbia Federation of Labor Is duly received.
We note that you suggest a meeting
between the Company and the men,
with a view to settling the strike at
our Cumberland and Ladysmlth Mines.
Permit us to state that at no time
have the officials of our Company refused to meet In friendly discussion
committee! of our employees when
regularly authorised to meet us on behalf of themselves and tbe fellow
Thli policy we propoie to continue.
We miy further add thlt conditions
it our mines are improving dally, and
we are hopeful tbat In tbe near future
our normal output will be attained.
Our mines have been, and are now
open to those who wish to secure employment.
We regret that there may have been
tome suffering and hardihip endured
by our termer employees. We assure
you, however, tbat for thli condition
our Company Is ln no way to blame.
Appreciating your kindly offices, we
Yours truly,
(Signed)   W. L. Coulson.
General Manager.
Labor Commluion Here Mireh 7th.
The Labor Commission will commence Its next sittings ln Vancouver
on Friday morning, March 7th. One
of the chief delegations to ippeir before the commission ut that time it
tbe special committee from the British Columbia Federation of Labor.
The committee consists of Messrs.
McVety, Johnston, Watchman, Dunn,
and Foster. The Vancouver Tradea
and Labor Council will also be there.
Meanwhile the commission Is expected
to go to Cumberland for Wednesday,
February 19th, where the strike situation will be laid before them In no uncertain way by the representatives ot
the mlnen.
Sunday, Feb. 2.
Picture   Operators;   Bartend-
Monday, Feb. 3.
Boilermakers: Electrical Worken, No. 621; Electrical Work-:
en, No. 113; Builders' Laborers;
Bro. of Carpenters; Elevator
Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Sign Painters;   Clgarmakers;
Shinglers; Tailors; Amal, Car-
renters;   Locomotive  Firemen;
Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Cement  Workera;   Tile Lay-
en;   Photo  Engraven;   Amal.
Carpenten; Street Rallwaymen;
Plumben; Steam Engineers.
Thunday, Feb. t.
Patternmakers;  Ship Carpenters;    Painters;    Sheet   Metal
Worken;     Railway    Carmen;
Trades and Labor Council,
Friday, Fab. 7.
Upholsterers ;     Civic;    Employees;   Molders;   Letter Carriers.
Victoria, Jan. 26, 1913.
V. R. Mldgeley, Esq.,
B. C. Federation of Labour,
P. 0. Box 1044,
Vancouver, B. C.
Dear Sir:—
With reference to the resolution
submitted to the Government by delegates from the B. C. Federation of Labour asking me to use my offices In
bringing about a meeting between the
Canadian Collieries and tbe mlnen
with a view to arranging a settlement
of the strike at Cumberland and Ladysmlth, I beg to enclose you copies of
my letter to Mr. W. L. Coulson of the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited, ind hli reply,
Youn truly,
Victoria, Jan. 22nd,
Tltdall, of Vancouver, returned the
debate on the rally ts the ineech.
from the throne, and In doing so be
could not flnd enough word! ln his vocabulary to express his delight it the
kindly way "Capital'' wai taking to
j rltlsh Columbia. But really thla coal
question wai a nuisance, and he would
hive the Prime minister Inquire Into
it. At the same time.the quartz mln-
ng left nothing to be desired. >n
deed, he himself had just been to the
.mania mines (where they will not
allow the mlnen' secretary to visit
them), and he had found the conditions
■ such as would do anyone In the
British empire good to see—only he
ut time to stay long. Then followed a stream of "prosperity" slobber which give the honorable member
a fine chance to look the part,' but did
not strike me as suitable tor atopplng
holei in meal ticket*.
Thureday, Jan. 23rd.
McLean, ot Nelson, said his little
piece, and waa stupidly virtuous, as
only a provincial minded tradesman
can be.  It waa all about thoae dread-
ul Dourkobora. Why he had even
heard that on occasion they would
divorce each other without the tender
ministration! of a B. C. lawyer; and
ai to their "dress" clothes, well he
felt positively innoyed to hear that
for brevity they sometimes surpassed
the effort! of some women of his class
whose physical charms were of that
quality which makes quantity absolutely essential to result*.
J. Place, the new Socialist member,
followed with his "maiden speech,"
and surprised everyone by delivering
ln forty minutes a trenchant denunciation of Capital and all lta works,
which came as the breath or the gods
after the twaddling common-places of
the machine men. He demonstrated
that flgurea quoted aa to tbe prosperity of a country did not prove that all
the people In that country were prosperous. Later on the honorable Dick
was a little innoyed to heir "my
friend the Dock" criticised, md to be
told thlt organised ltbor wai begin
nlng to be less reipomlve to the
blatant flag-waving which Is so popular with his party at election time,
and further that the workers were
now more in favor of letting the war
>alkers do their own fighting.
Parker Williams tried to get a motion through making lt possible tor
two memben to call for a division Instead of three, as Is now the order;
and ln doing io pointed out thlt the
rulei of the Alberta and Saskatchewan
leglslitures permit such a course, md
thlt In the fedenl house, with 220
memben, It only requires five to move
for a division. McBride slammed the
proposal, and on voice vote Williams
and Place were supported by a few
Tories. A show of hands made all the
difference, however, and with fear ot
the Tory machine In their newts all
the opposition put up their hands lest
Dick should be watching. So the
names of memben will not be recorded on the Journals of the house.
Questions were subsequently put by
Parker Williams regarding the
amounts paid to the Colonist Printing Co. during 1911-12.
Also regarding the work and wages
paid on the Penticton Fish Lake Road
during'June, 1912.
Place, Nanaimo, asked questions regarding the amounts paid for livery
and hone hire to Hosklns, Nanalmo,
Combatley, and the A and B Livery
Barn, also of that city.
The put year began moot aua-
plciouily, and with the coming ot
iprlng cam* alio an awakening In th*
trade* union movement in th* city.
The campaign -of- organlaatlon Inaugurated by the Council ia th* month
of May reiulted la th* formation of
•event craft unions,, and ta* building
up of the membenhlp ot i number of
the older organisations.
At seven! meetings the 	
honored with th* ittenduc* ot _,__..
dent James 0. Waiter*,, ot tk* Trad*
ud Ubor Congreu of Ceeada, wbo
visited th* city In connection with hi*
organisation tour of th* Mirttlmi
provinces. President WitUn, wilted by the offlcen and deltgatt* ot tht
Council, organised th* Bollmaken,
Building Laboren md Coopen, and
completed organising aad lnitalled a
local of Blickimlthi. ■ ••"
- During hli itay he alio visited aad
iddreiied miny of the local! of tb*
city, md wu largely Initrumental in
consollditlhg tb* Street Railway Dm-
ployeei Into a strong International
local. "* ~/-
The building trade* apparently w*r*
actively employed during th* yur. ml
other tnd** alto reported fair employ.
Bill   -
The general activity coupled with
the strengthening of tb* local unloni,
were the principal factore la Moving
for a number ot union* Mbltutlal
Increases ln their wage aeal**.
Th* attendant* • of dtltgitei at
Council meeting* could not b* termed
entirely sttltfictory, u th* attendance
for the year wa* only 26 per omit, ot
the total membership. Thli It tht
lowest average attendance tor many
yean, md in effort ihould be made
thl* year to overcome thl* evil ind
hive the delegates appreciate th* importance of attending Council meetings, evan *t some personal inconvenience. Th* Council ho* it* .own particular function!, which are somewhat
different to th* work ot tb* ordinary
It la purely a legislative body for
the purpose of expressing tb* «oll«c-
tive opinions ot all th* trade* union-
lit* of the city. It Ui tho only common ground where ill tha union* oan
arrive at a combined policy, md for
that reason should be strengthened as
far as possible by having the delegate!
recognise the Importance of regular attendance at meeting!.
The Labor Day celebration of UU
was carried on under rather trying circumstances. For the flnt time ilnce
the Council hu been using the Exhibition ground! for the holding of sports,
a percentage wu required by the Con-
mission. They, flrst uked for SO per
cent of the grots gate receipts, the
Council to pay ill expenses from th*
remaining 70 per cent By complying
with the term! of this proposal the
Council could not proceed with th*
uaual celebration with my hop* of
mcceis, tnd after much agitation on
the part of your Labor Our commltte*,
the commhBloa reduced th*ft •rtgtMl-
termi from 30 per cent te 20 par cent
Your committee, believing that it wu
necenary to hold the parade ud
sports for the purpose of stimulating
Interest In the movement, and hopeful
only of being able to provide the expenses of the parade from their share
of the proceeda of the iportl In the
afternoon, decided to accept these
terms. The sports were subject to the
counter attraction ot a bueball game
on the Wanderers' ground, md It 11
to be regretted thlt although held In
opposition to the Labor Day aporti, lt
was patronised by some of the Council
delegates and many of the nnk and
file of the varloua local unions. However, lt is pleasing to note that ln
pite of these obstacles the amount
netted from the sports paid all the
expenses of the parade with a small
In September the convention of the
Trades and Labor Congreu of Canada
was held In Ouelph, Ont Delegates
Joy and Brooks represented the Council at the convention, ind their report
as presented to the Council give evidence to the steady progress of the
Congress, md ltt tver growing Importance to the workeri of Canada.
At the last session of the Nova
Scotia Parliament several Important
amendment! to the workmen'! compensation act were Introduced md enacted.
These amendment* reduced "the
number of workmen necessary under
the act from 10 to 5, bringing a larger
number of workere under the operation of the act. A weekly minimum
of five dollars wu established, md the
wording of a lection heretofore unsatisfactory to the building trades wu
Improved. The two weeks' exemption
from compensation was also reduced
to one.
A Board of Control Act wMeh I
during the same ttttlon I* of I
to the council, ti lt removal ta* property qualification elaua* of UMforaM*-
!*w, thus enabling workman te uptre
for the position of aldwnua or e*a-
troller. lt-1* pleuing to note la connection with thl* matter ttat D*l*g*t*. ■
Joy bu bun nominated for th* Board
of Control on behalf of tb* sits*****
During tk* yur m (tort waa an** '
to fens a bulldlag tradu Mottoa la
the Council, aad thi ainmiir nil*,
etc.. wire puud, but th* mivfut
fell through owing to ta* ssMWHl
of uveral of th* union* coaO*ra*i
Th* Council 4*aU with a elr**l*r
from th* Mcreury ot tk* uteet oommltte* on tk* matter of old ia* evasions for Canada, aad suppU*d ta* required Information In ooauctlnn witk
■aaw. It miy be noted In oonnutioo '
with th* old if* paoilou qautloa
that Delegate Joy toured txfar* to*
.committee it Ottawa, aad preuottd a
full cue la favor of old og* pMHloa*
for: Canada.
■rlekliym Btnguit C***t Dilnatu. ,
Th* PooMe Cout Coaiknaa* of
Brlokloym, -whieh ant in Vaaaoonr
Ubor Tempi* loot wuk, teralaated
-wltb m taJoyaM* litti* b*M**t at
th* new Stratford hotel, oa tb* ooraar
of Gore md Kuftr, oa Frldiy mains, Jinuiry 14th. The entertaiameat
wai prorld*d by tk* looal union of
brioklayen, and thi following memben from varloua parte ot th* Matte
coait w*r* preuat: From Vanooavtr,
Meun. J. Hulttt. W. J. Plpu, J,
Brown, J. Corliy ud W. Hutton; trOm
Vlctorli, Meun. A. Rlach *ad I>. Hit-
chelson; from Fiuno, J.A. Wyll*;
from Loi Angelei, j. w. Collin* aad
F. P. HcMihon; But Bakenflold Mat
O. P. Llndgran, aad C. Nooaaa cam*
from Su Francisco; Portland, Ore*
lent 0., W. Home; from Bolt Uk*
City were F. L. Sntdir and T. W.
Child, tnd C. A. Lohmin wu Own
from Seattle.
The Vancouver Tradu aad Ubor
Council wu repraunted by Secretary
J. W. Wilklnun, R. P. Pittlnlau aad
J. H. McVety, who were preuat at
the Invitation ot the load amassment*   committee.
The banquet wu urvtd la nnUal
style, which left no room ter th* criticism of ths mut exacting of epkmn*.
After that part ot th* proowdlng* had
been disposed of, several later***!*!
speeches dialing with th* aetlvlUu al.
organised labor on th* wut aoOat
were delivered by th* bub from th*
varloua parti, md th* opinion wu
generally expressed that till Inaugural gathering of tbe brlcklayen will
result eventually In co-operatlou between the varioui district* which will
redound te th* advantage of all who
fork at the craft oa thl* cout
Shlnglir* Imtem IuIiIIkh.
•rtahmH* Th***■»«««« *t taU.liliiniHu.il.
Shingle Wetvan, which met la Portland, Oregon, January Ktb, endorud
the principles of Socialism, ud adopted plan* for th* organisation of- th*
loggen of th* Pacific cout in ooajaae-
tlon with the Shingle Wuv*n. Initial
effort* In thit direction hav* bun
partly financed during tb* put yur
by the Vincouver Tradei ud Ubor
Council md the B. C. Federation Ot
Labor assisting to keep Organiser 0.
Heatherton ln the Held .to continue
the work which he had started up la
face ot great obstacles. Heatherton
wu eent to the Shinglers' convention
by the B. C. Federation of Ubor, aad
It li expected that he will be working
on the staff of the American Federation ot Ubor by the e»rly day* of
February for the Logger* ud Shinglers.
A special meeting ot th* Executive
Committee of the Tradu ud Ubor
Council wu called together by Prut-
dent H. C. Benson lut Monday *v*a-
Ing. The object wu to consider wbat
action could be taken to ucure th*
minimum wig* of 23 per day of I
houn tor all laboren engaged oa th*
work »t Fake Chuk, which will b*
Involved In the proposed agreement
between the city ud the Canadian
Northern Railway Co. Tb* Secretary
wu Initructed ta notify tbe City Council that nothing leu would utUfy tha
Tradea and Ubor Council, Ud proposals tor systematically opposing th*
agreement with a view to preventing
It passing the polls when It comes before tbe elector! were considered, ud
will be put before the Council it Itl
next meeting.
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FRIDAY '.. JANUARY 81, 1913
One of the moit difficult problemi
which confronti the trade union
movement in British Columbia I* the
practice of working men speculating
ln land.
Those who are tn the bait positions
to know calculate that about 60 per
cent, of the trade unionists have real
estate, mortgages and financial obligations. These are not seen In the
piping times of peice but only come
forth, ln all their ugliness when a
strike has to be fought and an extra
demand Is made upon the endurance
ot the workeri.
Then lt Is found that large numbers
of the men are only a few weeks away
from cash poverty.
Land enough to choke them, but
not enough money to tide over the
weeks without wages, and the tradei
union movement in Brltlih Columbia
will never realise Its full fighting
power until the possibility of the
workera speculating In land has been
exhausted. ^    .,
Mtny working men will then be able
to decide exactly wblch class they belong to. At preient thousands of
tbem are far* from knowing.
In this respect they are not so wise
aa their employers, who are able to
Bee these thingi or pay others to
point them out, and It Is not without
reason that the workers are urged to
"Jump ln and Bhare the prosperity"—
on the basis of one bite for Jack and
a good many for bis master. '
The scheme works fairly well until
the diy comes when i stand haa to be
made. Then the worker find! himself
face to face with a dilemma which
oilers little chance of,his emerging
with any satisfaction to his sense of
self-respect. On the one hand Is Ms
allegiance to hli trade union and his
loyalty to the ciiii to which he belongs. On the other Is the prospect
of losing the saving! which he haa
put -nto partly paying for a house and
lot by actual stmt and self-denial.
He realizes then that Important as
his tradei unionlim Is, yet the material comfort and happiness of hi*
wife and children, and all that la compassed tn the word "home," are perhaps something deeper than all else
on earth. And oltier aa the pill may
be he hu to swallow lt and sacrifice
his union.
Such happening! are going on
around ua every day, and will go on
for awhile yet
But the trade union movement will
mrvlve thoee things, not only because
It is desirable that It should do to,
but because lnduatrlil condition! are
gradually developing In Brltlih Columbia wblch will force the workeri
by ibeer economic pressure to gather
together for mutual protection.  -    ,
When that day comes, the real life
of the trade unlona ln the weat will
begin lh earnett and there trill be
work and plenty of lt for all who are
willing to take their part in the movement, each according to hli abilities.
Some there are who scoff at the Idea
that trade unionism bas any million
left to lt. They are lavish In voicing
Indefinite generalities, but not over
fruitful with practical suggestions for
producing that consciousness ot their
power .as I elm which it Is essential
the workeri muit realise If they ire
ever to enjoy thoie things which are
theirs by right of having made possible all that li worth retaining In
Any workman who li sufficiently
Conscious ot his position In society to
combine with others ot his clus for
the protection of his economic Interests, hai taken the tint practical itep
The workera do not learn much
from mere theorising or abstract in-
■truotlon, but by tbe bard practical
object lessons which they learn from
bitter experience wblch has only one
•avtng grace—that they never forget
Those who can see farthest ahead
are Inclined to become Impatient and
disheartened by the apathy of the
others, but they cannot go any taster
than the man can be educated.- The
only way out of the clan struggle is
to stay ln It—a course ot action which
Is Hobson's choice as far as the great
body of the workeri Is concerned, and
which relieves them or the embarrassing task of making their own. selection,
j Pressing necessity will be a grim
hand-maiden and Industrial evolution
will thrust Its message before the eyes
o. the workers In letters so large that
even he who runs may read.
Meanwhile Vancouver has no reason
to be despondent regarding trade
union prospects. The Labor Temple
Is Itself an asset, the value of which
cannot be calculated In dollars and
cents alone, and It Is a standing denial of tbe assertion sometimes made
by opponents of the labor movement—
that it Is a loose combination of Irresponsible "lets" animated by still
more Irresponsible "Isms."
It has been made possible by the
foresight and" sacrifice of those who
have gone before, and lt behoves the
men of today and the future, to see to
It that such a priceless possession
remains forever the property of the
Starting from this central point,
the groundwork la laid In the form of
labor movement which ln point ot
numbers and liveliness compares favorably with other cities of Its size and
age on this continent,   ,
However much the numerical
strength of the unions may fluctuate
during these early yean of Immaturity and occasional Indiscretion, the
nucleus Is here upon which the future
can be built. The chief thing necessary li that there ahould be men with
enough Imagination to graip the pos
sibilities which the rapid Industrialization of the city contains for the
working class, and who by sane advice and wise administration will seek
to guide the affairs of trade unionism
with regard for the responsibilities of
the future.
If only people knew the conditions
under which a great number of the
things ln which they take a great
deal of pride In exhibiting to their
friends were made, the consciousness
of pride might give way to one of
shame and indignation. What the
things have cost tn the way of human
misery and the slaughter of childish
innocence and glee, the purchaser Ib
never sure ot and, It must be confessed, very seldom appears to care
much about. A housewife waa" recently exhlulting to the writer a small
table cover made ot fine Irish linen,
beautifully and elaborately embroidered. The cover was retailed in a
city department store at about 16
There are Intricate flowered designs
In each corner of the cover, which
must have taken an expert quite a
long time to work. Of the conditions
under which this clas of work Is
performed some Idea can be gleaned
from the report of a committee of
Inquiry which investigated the conditions of employment ln the linen and
other make-up trades'of the north of
Ireland, and which report Is Just Issued ln the form of a blue book by
the government The report proves
that a great deal of the work Is done
by outworkers ln their,homes. Tbe
rate of pay tor such high-class labor
is sometimes not more than one cent
an hour. Often the pay for the finest
fancy sewing and embroidery does not
exceed two cents an hour. So well
founded are these statements that employers who were challenged with the
figures did not avail themselves of
the opportunity that was afforded
them to refute tbe statements made
by the poor house slaves who did the
work for these starvation wages. An
Investigation conducted ln England
recently Into the conditions of the
women and children-who are employed
ln the carding ot buttons, books and
eyes, reveals the fact that the, same
holds true. '
That these shameful conditions are
not confined to the British Isles is
proved by tbe revelations just published In Boston In the report of a
committee on child labor. The report shows that a great deal of the
work connected with the manufacture
of ladls' mesh bags and purses, adjusting the buckles on hose supporters, carding buttons, etc., and stringing
tags for holiday gifts, is. done In the
home! of' the very por md that
often a whole family consisting of the
mother and several children are engaged ln this kind of labor. Ohlldren
ot the very tenderest years were
tound working at these tasks ln order
to help eke out a miserable existence
for the family. That the children
hate the drudgery and have to be compelled to do the work Instead of
being at play goes without argument.
Although compelled by law to attend
school, the natural result Is that frequently the children are absent—kept
at home to earn a few cents more.
Mothers and children are often obliged to work,late at night and arise
early In the morning. Children who
have fallen asleep the night before
with their task uncompleted are dragged trom bed ln the early morning to
finish the work before -going to school.
Photographs were taken of a family of
a mother and her six children engaged
lh making mesh bags. The ages of the
children were 5, 6, 8, 10,13 and 14.
When all the family work steadily,
they mike from one to two Bags a day,
each bag bringing them the munificent
Bum of 23 cents.
Nothing Is more significant In connection with these reports than the
failure to suggest some effective remedy for the evil, that exists. Feeble
suggestions and pious hopes' avail
very little In the teeth of a competitive system of capitalism which ruthlessly devours human life for the purpose of exploitation. Karl Marx
stated the plain, unvarnished truth
when he said "Capitalism comes to ui
dripping with blood from every pore
from the crown of the head to the sole
ot the feet." With an' overstocked
labor market, the competition tor Jobs
naturally produces the vtmost degradation for those who are weakest, and
an unconscionable system of profit
making grinds as finely as the mill!
of God.—Winnipeg Voloe.
Workeri Invent machine! which Increase the power of production, and
ought therefore leiien the houn of
labor for the worken. But capitalism
seizes the frulti ot Invention, ind in-
•teid of lessening the houn of lsbor
cuti out a portion of the workingmen.
and uses the Invention tor lta own
We ire told by the wise men who
are upholders of the present lnduitrlil
system that socialism would destroy
Incentive. Whose Incentive? Not the
Incentive of the slave who only receives one-fifth ot the value which hli
labor creites, but socialism would destroy the Incentive of the exploiter
who now takes four-flfthi ol the value
created by labor. The Incentive to
rob would be removed under social:
Ism, and for that reason every exploiter and parasite, who live on the
sweat of othen, are arrayed against
In the mitter of great lnduitrlil
enterprises competition does not
compete; It kills Itself, and ends in
combination and co-operation. Thui
the great trusts are formed and they
are operated on the principle of cooperation. The next step In our
evolutionary progreu ti for the work-
logmen to stop cotopettag and combine; then comei collective ownenhlp
ot the trusts and not their destruction, for tbey are uieful is economic
producers and distributors, their objectionable feature being In their prl-
cately owned and used to despoil md
oppress the people. ,
How shall the people obtain possession and ownership of the means of
production and distribution! By enforcing the common law and by the
use of some of the method! which the
owner! ot the trusts md corporations
have themselves employed. The law
condemns and vitiates a contract secured through fraud. This Includei
bribery, false representation, threats
and force. Theiaw doei not recognise a contract where the oompenta-
tlon li wholly or unreasonably Inadequate. The law does not recognise
extortion or extortionate rites, Nearly all tbe truiti md corporation! In
the United State! would be more or
less affected by the rigid enforcement
of these fundamental md statutory
By C. E. Ruthenberg.
Just prior to the election one of the
monthly magazines published a symposium by representatives ot various political parties, each pointing out that
the party he or. Bhe represented waa
progressive and on that account deserved the support of the voters.
While some of the progresBivIsm set
forth in thla symposium looked rather
suspicious, on the whole the ideas presented showed a remarkable breaking
away from previously accepted Ideals
and principles.
Tbe dominant principle of political
economy during the flnt few hundred
yean of capitalism was laissez-faire.
The government which Interfered leant
with trade and manufacture was considered the beet government. To be let
alone, ..without Interference, ln their
effort to saddle themselves on the
backs of society was all the capitalists
This doctrine received Its first Important Jolt when the English people
stepped ln to prevent further murder
of the children of the poor In that nation by the rapacious manufacturers In
whose factories they were dying like
files. During the last half century social legislation has been making steady
progress In the face of the obstruction
of those whose selfish interests made It
logical for them to hold fast to the
reactionary doctrine of /he past In
the past decade this advance has been
tremendous. In Ohio, for instance, constitutional amendments have been
adopted providing for the regulation of
houn of labor, compensation of Injured workere, and for legislation to
protect.the health and comfort ot those
employed In the Industries ot the state.
It Is a fact that not only have the
people at large overridden the ancient
doctrine of laissez-faire, but the caul-
talliti themselves have abandoned It.
Poor old lalasei "aire has got so badly
battered that today the small business
men and merchants are crying tor government Interference to save them
from the monsters which the system
they wish continued has created—the
great trusts and corporations In some
Instances the great capitalists themselves are calling for government
regulation of Industry In order to save
themselves from more drastic measures.
This growth of the social spirit—tbe
demand that all who are dependent
upon Industry be given a voice In Its
management, did not come. Into existence as the result of the great vision
ot some individual. Nor did the people
grab the Idea out of the air.
"It is not the consciousness ot
men," Marx wrote, "which determines
their existence, but, on the contrary.
it Is their social existence which determines, their consciousness."
It was natural that feudalism and
the early centuries of capitalism
should give birth to the doctrine of
non-interference with Industry. Production wis individualistic and this
naturally gave birth to individualistic
ideas of nolltlcal economv.
Capitalism has evolved from the Individualistic production of feudalism
to the social production ot our day.
Production today Is a co-operative effort. We work together, and through
our collective work, we bring Into existence tbe necessities and luxuries of
our civilization. Let the miners go on
strike for a long enough period of time
and practically all Industry will stop.
Let the railroad men refuse to work
In order to enforce demands they make
and production, would be thrown Into
confusion and the life of all the people
It Ib this social production which
has given birth to our Ideas of social
That this progressive spirit must
crystallize Into a demand tor a reorganization of our system of production
to fit the tacts of social production is
the basic principle of Socialism.
Already we hdve an effort by the
capitalists to seize upon this progressive spirit and to uae lt to establish a
benevolent feudalism, In which the
parasitic capitalist class will continue
to receive its Interests and dividends,
in the organisation of the national
progressive party.
To educate and organize tbe working class so thit this transformation
may result In an industrial democracy
is the object of socialism.
"Progresslvlsm" todiy stands merely
for government regulation of .the relatione between the worken and the Industrial maeteri. Industrial democracy
means ownenhlp of the tools of production by the worken and their own
regulation of the work of production
md distribution.
(Continued From-Page One,)
Motion—That the committee be authorized to advertise the meeting.
Report! of Unloni,
Hunt (Civic Employees)—Last
meeting went on record as favoring
one general union' of ail laborers, and
asked the council to endorse their
Key (Amalgamated Carpenters)—
Trade bad owing to weather, Were
holding a dance on February 7th,
Their business agent had been authorized to devote one day to organizing
the teamsters.
Burkart (Barbers)—Had lost one
shop and made one since last meeting.
A great many men coming Into the
Staples (Palntera)—Trade quiet.
Had squared up a non-union firm
through Orpheum theatre contract
Williams (U. B. of Carpenters)—
They had unionized two firms. Bro.
Klnlay of North Vancouver and Bro.
Johnson of New Westminster had
died, and a benefit concert waa held
for their dependents. Eight new memben made last meeting.
Jones (Electrical Workera, 213)—
Had sent another $60 to the striking
miners. Business agent to devote one
day to teamsters.
Hoover (Street Rallwaymen)—Made
30 new memben last meeting. Had
renewed their subscription! to the
"B. C. Federatlonist."
Dolk (Tailors)—Had sent »60 to the
striking mlnen.
Lawson and Evans (Musicians)—
Franklin's orchestra and also Williamson's was on the unfair list.  ***
Riley (Longshoremen)—75 percent,
not working and eight In hospital.
Gould (Sheet Metal Workers)—
Trade slack owing to bad weather.
Blumberg (Steam Engineers)—
Made 26 new memben last meeting.
Hoped to have a new wage scale ln
the spring.
Roil Call.
Seventy-six delegates were reported
Election of Officers.
Delegates Benson, Mldgley and Fer
ris were .nominated for president
Delegate Mldgley withdrew. Result ot
election; Benson 64, Ferris 13; Benson elected.
The following were nominated for
vice-president: Manson, Pipes, Mc-
M.enanlm, McVety, Burkart Delegates
Pipes and McMenanim withdrew. Result of first ballot. Manson 25, McVety 36, Burkart 16. Delegate Burkart dropped out and the reault of the
second ballot was: Manson 41,, McVety 33; Manson elected,
Delegates Wilkinson and Mldgley
were nominated for secretary. Result
of ballot. Wilkinson 46, Mldgley 29;
Wilkinson elected.
Delegates Campbell and Staples
were nominated for secretary-treasurer. Result of ballot: Campbell 48,
Staples 24; Campbell elected.
The following delegates were nominated for statistician: Pettipiece,
Herrltt, Foxcroft, McVety, Pipes.
Delegate Pettlplece withdrew. Result
of flrat election: Herrltt 12, Foxcroft
19, McVety 80, Pipes 11. Delegate
Pipes was dropped out. No one elected.
Result of second election: Herrltt
5, Foxcroft 84, McVety 33. Delegate
Herrltt was dropped out. No election.
/Result of third election: Foxcroft
37, McVety 86; Foxcroft elected.
The following were nominated for
sergeant-nt-arms: McVety, Sully,
Blumberg, Pbllpot, Walker, Jones.
Delegate Pbllpot withdrew,
Result of tint election:    McVety
26, Blumberg 2, Sully 17, Walker 8,
Jones 10. No election. Blumberg and
Walker dropped out.
Result of second election:   McVety
27, Sully 24, Jones 13. No election.
Jones dropped out.
Result of third election: Sully 34,
McVety 29; Sully elected.
The following were nominated as
trustees: Hoover, Pipes, Burkart,
Freckleton, Hurst, Jones, McVety,
Trotter, Mldgley, Walker, \
Result of flnt eleotlon. Hoover 22,
Pipes 13, Burkart 18, Freckleton 14,
Hurst 11, Jones 16, McVety 24, Trotter 24, Mldgley 24, Walker 3. No
election. Walker, Pipes, Burkart and
Herrltt dropped out.
Result of second election: Hoover
30, Freckleton 16, Jones 22, McVety
25, Trotter 27, Mldgley 34. Freckleton
dropped out   Mldgley elected,
Result of third ballot: Hoover 84,
Jones 18, McVety 24, Trotter 23.
Jones dropped out   Hoover elected.
Result of fourth ballot: Trotter 31,
McVety 25.   Trotter elected.
The new officers were Installed by
ex-President Kavanagh.
President-elect Benson, in a brief
and appropriate speech, asked all the
delegates to coroperate with htm tn his
efforts to conduct the chair ln the best
Interests of the organised labor movement of the city.
Notloea of Motion.      . ■'■
The notice of motion from the
Palntera' Unton was then read as follows:
"That the charter of Incorporation
as set forth on pages 3, 4 and 5 ot
the constitution md bylaws of thli
council be stricken out."
The council then adjourned at 11:45
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These are coats that no man need be afraid to don. They look
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The materials are tweeds in smooth and rough effects.
Two of the best patterns are grey and -brown diagonals;   others
are small designs ln brown and various subdued two-color effects In
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Officeri tor 1913.14:
President, Christian Siverts,
1378 Denman St., Victoria
Secretary-Treasurer, Victor R, Midgley,
P. 0. Box 1044, Vancouver,
0. A, Burnes, Sub. P, 0. 2, Victoria
J. Cuthbertson, Greenwood
J. Ferris, 874—89th Ave. Bast, South
J. W. Gray, c|o District Ledger, Fernle
J. Kavanagh, P. O. Box 1253,
J. J. Taylor, Ladysmlth.
A. Watchman, Paywcod P. 0., Victoria
Cards inserted for $1.00 a Month
B.    C.    FEDERATION*    OF    LABOR—
Meets In annual convention in Jan'
uary. Executive o---cers, 1913-14: Prasl
dent, Christian plverty; vice-president**,
J. Kavanagh, J. Ferris, A. Watchman, O
A, Humes, J. W. Gray, Jas. Cuthbertson,
J J. Taylor; sec-treas., V. It. Midgley.
Box 1044, Vanoouver.
Meats flrst and third Thursdays,
Executive board; J. Kavanagh, president;
John McMillan, vice-president; J. w,
Wilkinson, secretary. Room 210, Labor
Temple; Jas, Campbell/ treasurer; /-
Beasley, statistician; J. H. McVety,
serKt.-at-annsi F. A. Hoover, W. J.
Pipes, E. Tralnor. trustees,
—Meets second Monday In month.
President. E, Jar man; vice-president,
George Mowat; secretary, A, H. England.
P. O. Box ««.
penters and Joiners—Room 209.
Sey. 2908. Business agent, J. A. Key;
office hours, 8 to ft a.r*i. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Secretary of management committee,
H. McEwen, Room 209, Labor Templa
Branches meet every Tuesday and Wed
nesday In Room *0i.
ttoners' Local No. 46-
Meets secon't and fourth
Saturdays, 7:80 p.m. President, J. Klnnalrd; corresponding   secretary,   W
Temple;  financial "secretary.  P.' Robin;
second Thursday, 8:80 p. m. Presl
'lent, C, ' Hald; recording secretary,
Geo. W. Isaacs; secretary - business
agent, C. F, Burkhart, Room 208, Labor
Temple. Hours: 11 to If 5 to 7 p.m.
Sey. 1778.  -
Meets flrst and third Sundays of
each month, 2.30 p.m., Room 808. President, Walter Laurie; secretary, Wm,
Mottlshaw, Vale Hotel; treasurer, Chas.
ters and Joiners, Local No. 617.—
Meets Monday of each week, 8 p. m. Executive committee meets every Friday, 8
p.m, President, A. Richmond; recording
secretary, Arthur Peine, 805 Labor Tern"
Jle; flnanolal secretary, G. W. Williams,
OS Labor Temple; treasurer, L. W, De>
slel, 80S Labor Tenvpte.   Phone Sey. 1880;
and Joiners, South Vancouver No,
1206—Meets Ashe's hall, 21st and Fraser
Ave., every Friday, 8 p.m. President,
W, J. Robertson; vice-president, J. W.
Dlckieson: recording secretary, Thos.
Lindsay, Box 86, Cedar Cottage; financial secretary, J, A. Dlckieson; treasurer,
Robt. Lindsay; conductor, A. Conahor;
warden, E. Hall.
WORKERS' International Unlcn,
r.<ocal 97—-Meets second and fourth Friday, Labor Temple. 8 p.m, President,
S. _A. Seeleyj secretary, A. W. Oakley,
733 Semlin Drive, phone Sey, 689.
—Meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m., Room
807. President, James Haslett; corr-dd-
pomiing secretary, W. S. Dagnall, Box
63; flnanolal secretary, F. R. Brown;
business agent, W. 8. Dagnall, Room
•U6.   ___ 8799.
and Iron Ship Builders and Helper*
of America, Vancouver Lodge No. IM—•
Meets first and third Mondays, 8 p.m
President, F. Barclay, 853 Cordova East;.
sstretary, A, Fraser, 1161 Howe Street- fl
Meets flrst Tuesday each month, S
p.m. President, Geo. Gerrard; secretary,
Robert J. Craig, Kurt* Cigar Factors;
treasurer, 8. W. Johnson. "■
British Columbia Division, C. P. System, Division No. 1—Meets 10:80 a.m.
third Sunday in month, Room 204. Local
chairman, J. F. Campbell, Box 482, Vancouver. Local sec-tress., A. T. Oberg.
Box 482, or 1008 Burrard street
J13.—Meets Room 301, every Monday
8 p.m. President, Fred, Fuller; vice-
president, Geo. B. Moultoni record.ih:
secretary, A, F. Gibson. Labor Temple;
financial secretary, Robt. Robinson;
treasurer. Harold T. Johnson; business
agent, H. A. Jones, Room 207, Labor
621 (Inside Men)—Meet every Friday Room 206 8 p.m. President S. S.
Dun*; recording secretary, L, R; Salmon;
treasurer and business agent, F. L. Est-
Inghaufcn. Room 202,   Sey. 2348.
Meets s.vond and fourth Tuesdays
of each month. President, J. Fox; vice-
president, Wm. Thompson; financial se?-
retory, Wm. Worton; secretary, A. O.
Hettler, 426 Duffer In street. Telephone,
Fairmont 1238.
ASSOCIATION, No. 38 X 62—Meetn
every Friday evening, 138 Water street.
President, G. J. Kelly; secretary, Thos.
Nixon, 133 Water street
ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:16 p.m.
President, Chas. Mattlnsoni ■ recording
secretary, J. Brookes; financial secretary
J. H. McVety.   Sey. 6360.
Union, Local No. 146, A. F, of M.~
Meets second Sunday of each month, 640
Robson street. President, J. Bowyer;
vice-president, F. English; secretary, C.
F. Ward; treasurer, D. Evans,
Decorators', Local 188—Meet every
Thursday, 7:80 p.m. President H. Murry; financial secretary, F. J. Harris,
1668 Robson St.: recording secretary,
Skene Thompson, Hub P. O. No. 8, Box 3;
business agent, W, J. Nagle,	
Branch—Meets «econd Tuesday, 8:00
Fi.m. Preaident, J. Marshall; correspond-'
ng secretary. Wm. Rowan, Bo- ***""
finanoial aeeretary, K. MoKensi <*,
Employees, Pioneer Division No. 10!
—Meets Labor Temple, second and
fourth Wednesdays at 2:46 p.m. and flrat
and third Wednesdays, 8 p.m, President,
H. Schoflelfl; recording secretary, Albert V. Lofting, BoxvUft. City Heights
P.O.; financial secretary, Fred A. Hoover.
2409 Clark drive.
al Local' 887—Meets every Wednos*
day, 8 p.m., Room 201, Labor Temple.
President, F. Blumberg; financial secretary, Wm. Byatt, Room 216.
178—Meeting* held first Friday In
each month, 8 p.m. President, H. NoM-
tand; secretary, W. W. Hocken, P.O. Bo.\
6S8; financial secretary, L, Wakley, Box
TILE LAYERS' AND HELPERS', Local No, 62—Meets flrst and mini
Wednesdays eaoh month, 8 p.m. President, J. Kavanagh; secretary, E. A. li.
Morrison, 1769 Eleventh Ave. East.
Meets last Sunday each month, 8:30
p.m. President, W. 8. Armstrong; vice*
president, G. W. Palmur; sec rotary-treasurer, R. II. Neelands, P.O. Box .66.
TIOTOMA, ». ft       |
Council—Meets every first and thlid
Wednesday, Labor Hall, 781 Juhnson
street, at . p.m. President, H. J. Sneen;
secretary, Clirisllan Siverts, Box 302,
Vlct»>-ia, B. C.
,.». o.
Labor Council—Meets every second
ond fourth Wednesday at 8 p.m., it,
Labor Hall. President R- A. Stoney;
financial secretary, J. B. Chockley; general secretary, B. D. Grant, P. O. Box
984.   The public Is fnvlted to attend.	
PLUMBERS' and'STEAMFITTERS' Local '406—Meets every second and
fourth Friday of month in Labor Hall,
7:80 p.m. President D. Webster; secretary, A. McLaren, P.O. Box 966, New
Westminster, B. O,
penters, Local Union No. ltSI—•
Meets every Monday, 8 p.m.. Labor Temple, comer Royal avenue and Seventh
street. President, M. C, Schmendt; secretary, A. Walker, Labor Temple, New
Westminster, B. C.
nwiii' vaioffi.
Western Federation of Miners -
Meets Sunday evenings, in Union Halt.
President E. A, Hlnes; secretary-tread-
urer, M P| Vllleneuve, Klmberley, B.C.
No. 2388, U. M. W. of A.—Meets
Wednesday, Union Hall, 7 p.m. President, Sam Outhrle; secretary, Duncan
McKensle, Ladysm'.th, B, C,
—Meets every Sunday, In District
Office, Vendome Hotel, at 7:30 p.m.
Arthur Jordan, recording secretary,
Nanalmo, B, 0. ____ll^_^m_
Western Federation of Miners-
Meet* every Wednesday ' evening, In
Miners' Union hall. Band ond orchestra
open for engagement. Theatre for rent
President, Sam Stevens; secretary, Her-
bert Varcol, Box 421. Rossland, n. C.
Union, No. 106, W. F. of M.—Meets
every Monday at 7:30 p.m. President,
George Castell; secretary, Frank Campbell, Box 26, Trail, B. C,
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After you have considered the above queries visit our
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 :     Clarion' deerlli-
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beet paper ln the
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Single eoplee 5c
Mr. Ernest Burns
wiihei to infeim hli numiriui
triindi that he has taltin oat an
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goodi iltbsr by aaition or eom-
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Mr. fiarai is also prepared to
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and Jewelery
Geo. G. Bigger
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A Cndit to Union Workmanship
Socialist Party Directory
Socialist Party of Canada, meats ev-
ny Sunday, S p.m.. Finn Hall, Silt Pen-
Jer Bt Bast.  J. H. Burrough. secretary,
Executive Committee, Socialist Party
of Canada, meeta every Sunday, 3 p.m..
rinn Hall, 3216 Pender St East 3. H.
Burroughs, secretary;  .
C. . Meets every Tuesday at 7:30
p.m. In the Sandon Miners' Union Hall.
Communications to be addressed Drawer
K, Sandon. B. C.
of c.—Propaganda meetings every
Sunday, 7:30 p. m. In the Trades Hall.
Economic class every Sunday. 8 p.m.
Secretary, 3. Harrison, 101 Hocnelaga St
A. Stewart, Organiser.
S. P. of C—Meet flrst and third Sunday of the month In. Socialist Hall.' Secretary, J. N. Hlntsa, Gibson's Height!.
B. C
every Friday at 8 p.m., In Miners'
Hall, Nelson, B. C.   I. A. Austin, Sec-
retary.   '    •
for burliness and propaganda every
Thursday at 8 p.m. In Labor Temple.
Public meetings In Dominion Theatre,
Granville street Sunday evenings. Secretary,  O.  L.  Charlton,  City  Market
Union Men, Support
Your Own Principles
4] When you buy your suits
from us you ire doing so. We
employ union workmen only.
*J In dealing with ui you ire
helping yourself in another way,
beciuie you ire mured of the
FIT md the MOST UP-TO-
Labor Temple,
January 23rd, 1913.
The regular meeting of the Trades
and Labor Council was called to order
at 8 p.m., with President Kavanagh In
the chair. ,__ -
The minutes ot the previous meeting were approved as read.
The following credentials were received and the delegates seated:
From Bartenders, for A. MacDonald;
from Sheet Metal Workers, for L. R.
Gould; from Tile-layers, for 3. Kavanagh and J. Fisher; from Bakers, for
Andrew Livingstone; trom Aamlga-
mated Carpenters, for W. Manson and
H. McEwen; from Bricklayers, for J.
Klngham and L. Padgett; from Typographical Union, for J. Rankin, F.
Reld and W. R. Trotter; from U. B.
of Carpenters, for S, Kernlgan, O. W.
Williams, A. McDonald and B. Lothian; from. Civic Employees, for O,
Harrison, P. Hurst, O. H. Gibson, C.
Bunco and J. Sully; from Walten, for
H. Collins and C. Davis; from Longshoremen, for Messrs. Thomu, Kelly,
Ryan and Peel; from Street Railway-
men, for E. 8. Cleveland, J. Ferris, F.
A. Hoover; for Tailors, for Messrs.
McDonald, A. Harvey, 3. Ellsworth, F.
Dolk and H. Norlund; from Clgarmakers, for Miles Nugent and S. M.
Kaplln; from Barbers, for O. E. Hald,
E. Hutton, C. E. Herrltt, C. F. Burkart; from Lettepcarrteri, for F.
Knowles; from Musicians, for 3. T.
Lawson and D. Evans.
From F. R. McNamara, secretary of
Labor Commission, re committee from
council meeting Labor Commluion.
Filed. _
. From Painters, containing following
notice of motion and explanation.
Notice of Motion.
Alteration of constitution, Introduced by Local Union 138, Painters,
Decorator! and Paperhangers ot
"That the charter of Incorporation
as set forth on pages 3, 4 and 5 ot
the constitution and bylaws ot thli
council be stricken out"
"Believing thit the charter of Incorporation as set forth on pages 3, 4
and 5 of the conititutlon ind bylaws
ot the Trades And Labor Council are
misleading and utterly at variance
with the purposes and Intentions ot
a militant labor organisation, and further believing that this Incorporation
standi In the'way of the Tradei and
Labor Council uiing one of the few
weapohi that are left organised labor
to fight lti enemies, namely, the boy-
cot; he It resolved, that Local Union
188, Painters, Decorator! and Paper-
hangers of America favor the elimination of the above charter of Incorporation from the constitution and bylaws
ot the Trades and Labor Council, and
that our delegates to that body be
Instructed to Introduce a motion to
tbat effect at the next meeting of the
. Motion—That It he laid over to op
der of "Notices ot Motion."  Carried,
Motion—That the rules i,e suspended and we proceed to discuss notice
of motion from Painters.   Lost.
From H. E. Durant, resigning as
delegate and as nominee for president,
Reports of Committees.
Executive Committee Report
Room 210, labor Temple.
Jan. 22nd, 1213.
The executive committee met thli
evening at 8 o'clock, with the following members present: Kavanagh,
Campbell, McVety, McMillan and Wilkinson.
From Wilson and lake, engineers,
aiking for union rates of wages paid
ln Vancouver. Recommendation that
secretary comply.  Carried.
From Central Labor Council, Seattle, re delegates to next A. F. of L.
convention visiting Vancouver. Recommendation, tied for reference,
concurred ln.
From A. F. of L„ re bonding financial officers of the counoll. Recommendation, that secretary reply to
effect that If we bond our financial
officer we prefer to do so under B. C.
law, concurred ln,_
'From A. H. B. Macgowan, re council submitting evidence ta Labor Commission concerning working conditions of bank and store clerks, etc.
Recommendation: Secretary reply
that owing to difficulty of getting Information, council can only promise
to preient iny Information obtainable,
Concurred ln.
Circular from International Headquarter! of Barbers. Recommendation: Referred to delegate!, Concurred ln.
Circular from Headquarters of
United Garment Workeri, re itrike In
New York.. Recommendation: Referred to delegate!,   Concurred In.
From J. J. Dougan, F. M. McBeath
and E. Adair, re our lilt of election
questions. Recommendation: Filed
for reference.  Concurred In,
J, W. Wilkinson for January...110.00
James Campbell for January..'.. .10.00
J.  W.  Wilkinson, expenses as
delegate to B. C. Federation of
Labor 11.00
Recommendation;   That bills be paid,
Concurred In,
A delegation from the Moose Carnival committee appeared before the
committee and aiked the endorsatlon
of the ooundl for their proposed carnival to take place ln July. Recommendation:   Referred to council.
Motion—That the matter be referred to business agent! of the or-
Ionizations Intereited.
Amendment—That a committee consisting of one representative from
each organisation Intereited be appointed by thli council to meet with
the Moose Carnival oommlttee and
report back to the council at our next
Amendment to the Amendment—
That It be left In the hands ot the
executive committee to receive from
the Moose a guarantee to the effect
that they will employ none but union
workmen on all work under their control, and suoh guarantee to bear the
■eal of the Moose.
Substitute for the Whole—That the
Moose Carnival committee be Invited
to come before the council ind explain
their plans.
Substitute for the whole carried.
The report of the executive committee as a whole as amended wai,
on motion, adopted;
Report of Secretary-Treasurer.
Financial statement for half year
ending December 31st, 1812:
Balance ln bank, June 30th...$ 463.08
Per capita tax  1,117.10
For free speech fund  ,    6.00
Labor Day sports     713.60
Organiser's Report.
Organizer Beck, of the Cooks and
Walters, who has recently.been or
ganlzlng In Vancouver, speaks thus of
his work In this city ln his* official report, published In the "Mixer and
Server": ■-,
The culinary locals ot Vancouver
have cleaned house and are now ln a
position to go ahead and build up to
their proper standard, it has been the
same old story with them, about ofie
dozen members using their best efforts to run the organization as a
"gambling Joint" and "lodging house,'1
Instead of a trades union organisation.
That feature Is rapidly being eliminated tn most of.the unions, and from
personal observation I .am inclined to
believe that the quicker a local gets
rid of that class of members the
quicker they will come to a realization
of what the organization was Intended
for, and receive far more respect from
the general labor movement and employers as well. To. me, a gain of five
cent! ln wages per day, or the shortening of time of labor ten minutes a day
for the whole membership Is far more
Important than a "black-Jack" game,
and a place to curse, tell - ribald
stories, and/mooch" oft some decent
members woo are Interested enough
in their organisation to come up to
the office to pay their dues. One of
the principal objections to moving
Into the Ubor Temple was the fact
that thli particular class ot members
knew that gambling of any kind
would not be allowed there.
The Labor Temple ln Vancouver Is
the best I have yet seen, not even
barring the one in Los Angeles, Cat.
Manager McVety Is to be congratulated on the way he keeps things In
order. Many of the best fraternal
orders, such as the Elks and Masons,
meet there, and the accommodations
are of the beat, the building containing a pool and billiard hall, cigar and
news stand, reading room, and clean
and sanitary toilets on each floor for
both sexes. The culinary locals have
a nice, clean, electric-lighted, steam-
heated office, with janitor service, for
|16 per month, and in case of extra
large, or special meetings, can rent a
hall for 12.60 per. meeting. The bartenders, while fir larger than the
three,culinary locals combined, do not
have an office, but meet In the Labor
(Continued from page one)
Amalgamated   *Cirpinteri   Wint   to
Tilk to You.
Thli.union II holding things down
pretty good, during the quiet season
and very soon we expect to make
things Jump a little in the way of
organising. The entrance fee to Join
this old and tried union Is reduced to
16.00 and our organization is the'finest example ot an international enterprise, for a member leaving VaVncou-
ver can take his transfer with him
and visit any English-speaking country tn the world and he will always
find Amalgamated members there to
welcome him, How many organisation! can offer this Inducement to
their membership?
Non-union carpenters are requested
to call round at our office, Room 209,
Labor Temple, and have a talk with
our business agajt and you will find
out how much you are losing financially by remaining outside or union.
Come and hear of the Insurance
benefits you can obtain for less than „     „
one dollar per month.   Think of the Ilts attempt to raise wagee.     When
«.»»..     -1 ..«-kr    a ,_.-.      _.. . ' WUHnma   rnlaari   am   nMaiAtlnn   that   1.
Monday, Jan. 27.
The house sat for less than an
hour, and advanced four bills In that
time, largely amendments to existing
acts. These were a bill to amend the
county court act, bill to amend pool
rooms act, providing for better regulation of same, and charging a flat rate
of $51 per year, regardless ot number
of tables In the place.
Parker Williams opposed this on tbe
ground that lt was an attempt against
the small fellows In favor of the
larger establishments. Bowser replied: "The law had to be more stringent, as they were of a bad character
many of them." Progress was also
made with the bill to amend the attachment of debts act, providing that
a bailiff can make affidavit before any
magistrate Instead of only the sheriff.
Bowser Introduced a bill respecting
tbe sale.of offensive weapons, which
provides severe penalties for anyone
selling any weapon from knuckleduster to a gun to anyone who has not
secured a permit from the police.
Any foreigner caught with a weapon
may be deported.
So you slaves bad better be good.
A bill was read tbe first time to
amend the landlord and tenant aot.
*• Bill respecting, the museum read
the flnt time.
Several private bills were read the
first time and referred to private bills
House adjourned at 4.16 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 28th.
1111 to adjust houndarlei of Richmond
and Point Orey read the firat time.
Dr. Young, Atlln, moved the second
reading of bill to amend the civil service act This Is to alter sections of
act respecting Increase of wages,
which, according tb Dr. Young, needed
increasing to meet the Increased cost
of living,
P. Williams objected to this
tender solicitude ot the government
for Its employees, while outsiders
were neglected. He commented on
the fact that when other workers tried
through means of strikes to meet the
Increased cost of living, the government did anything but assist them.
They were told higher wage! would
Increase efficiency, and he would suggest the government take this tip to
the employers ot the province.
Finally, while the bill was good, he
resented the inference that civil service men were of finer clay to others.
MrBrlde, In reply, wandered far
afield,- and alio waxed very eloquent
In describing conditions ln B. C. as
they appear to htm. He claimed labor
conditions In ,B. C. were healthful
despite the fact of strikes having oc
curred In the past and one now going
on tn Cumberland; these were largely
the work of dlscontended men, who
were never satisfied. The men were
Fatlsned when they started to work;
steady men could always get work on
the railways. If the government Interfered In outside wagea question,
capital would flee the country. In a
burst of Imagination, he proceeded to
depict the Socialist party In power and
Agents Wanted
Throughout Canada to sell
Vancouver Real Estate and
British Columbia Acreage
References given and required.   Liberal commissions.
Labor Temple Building
Dunsmuir Street Vincouver, B. C.
wagei plasterers, bricklayers and
other kindred tradei receive, and
then take a hunch to the email pittance you receive ln companion, then
If you don't know' the reason of this
great difference ln wagei call round
and we will Inform you,
The members of our Central Park
branch are holding a whist drive and
social in the Burslll Institute at Col-
lingwood East Thursday, February
8th, at 8 p.m. There will bejprizeB
for winners In. the whist drive, also
refreshments will be provided, Furthermore, you will have a chance to
hear our suburban vocal talent. We
offer a hearty invitation to all memben and triendi tb Join ui out there
on the great night and last but not
least we will be pleaseu to see the
non-union carpenters of Coll.ngwood
and district preient. Oome and see
how organised labor can'be sociable
as well as enterprising,
Tickets are only 26 cent! and can
be had In the agent's office, Labor
Temple, or at the door ot the Burslll
Institute on Thursday, February 6, at
8 p.m.
Make a note of this date.
...f 2,326.16
Salaries ...'.	
.... 120.00
General expenses ;	
....  313.48
Printing and stationery ..
...      40.05
Per capita tax	
...      30.40
...    193.00
...      16.00
...    700.00
Legal expenses ...*.	
.,.    160.00
Labor Day sports	
...    440.65
Office expenses 	
...      68.75
...    200.00
Total .-■ 12,275,24
' Balance In bank, {60,82.
The report waa, on motion, adopted.
The committee appointed to visit
the Builders' Laborers reported that
tbey had visited that organization but
were not admitted to their meeting,
Report received.
Committee re False Creek agreement reported having appeared before
the railways and bridges committee at
the city hall and had asked for'the
Insertion of a clause ln the agreement
calling for- the payment by the Canadian Northern Railway of a wage to
laborers engaged on the tilling ln of
False Creek of 13 per day of eight
hourr.   Report received as progress.
Organization committee reported
having collected a sum of money for
the establishment of a library, and
aiked where the books were to be
.kept. Report accepted, and the mat-,
ter of housing the books left In the
hands of the committee.
Parliamentary Committee Report
Recommended that the parliamentary committee reiterate-their condemnation ot the False Creek agreement unless a fair wage clause be
inserted stipulating that wages In all
cases shall be same as paid by the
city.   Concurred ln.
A recommendation that tbe committee go on record as being opposed to
the policy of the council in refusing
to take action on replies received
from the candidates for municipal office was put back by the committee
till next November.
The report as a whole was, on motion, adopted.
Educations! Committee Report. -
The committee reported that Dr.
Brydone-Jack had promised to speak
for the committee In the Labor Temple on January 30th, the subject to be
"Technical Education."
(Cintlnued on page two)
Willlami railed an objection that It
wai not to the point, and the speaker
sustaining the objection, MrBrlde subsided Into his usual dull style, concluding by repeating that the bill was
a good one, etc.
The second raiding of the museum
bill being passed, the house adjourned.
U. B. of Carpenters.
At the last meeting ot Local 617 we
admitted four new members, and nine
at tbe prevloui meeting. The lilt
meeting was well attended, the most
Interesting business being the report
of our delegates to the recent convention of the B. C. Federation ot Labor
Unton No. 75 report! being well organized In their branch of the trade.
Our business agent hu been Instructed to assist ln an effort to organize
the teamsters, and the membenhlp
and all Job itewarda are aiked to give
their assistance. When a load of
lumber comes, to your Job', ask the
teamster lt he Is a union man, and If
he Is not, urge him to become ao. During the past wsek many backward
members hive come up with their
dues, and lt begtni to look as though
we may get the rise of |5.u0 we are
after ln May. Bro. Slmmoni, our
business agent, Is meeting with good
success!! and we hope all members
will re-double their efforts to assist
him. Trade conditions for the past
few weeki hive been more than quiet,
and we have had many Idle members
owing to the bad weather. When the
Labor Commission returns to Vancouver In March we Intend to preient
■everal matten to them which are of
vita) Interest to our memben. Not
many men an coming Into town now,
and we take that as an indication that
things are Improving along the coast.
A committee from the Moose came up
to our meeting last Monday night to
ask our endorsatlon of their carnival,
which takes place next July, and lt
waa decided to support them, providing the Tradei and Labor Council endorsed the matter when lt has been
explained before thlt body at itl next
O. W; W.
Bikers Hold Smoker..
The smoking concert which waa
held ln Labor Temple on Saturday
evening, January 26th, wai both a
financial and a social mccess. President Bro, Klnntlrd was chairman, and
there was ibout one hundred and
twenty memben preient. A flnt
dais program of some twenty Items
was llitened to attentively by the
audience, and moit of the artists had
to respond to encores. The piano
selection by Mr. Smith wai well received, and - the singing of Messrs.
Roger!, Orelm, Nesbitt, Whyte, O.
Davidson, Woods, Blschoff, and Livingstone was heartily applauded. In addition to being a flnt class chairman,
Bro. Klnnalrd favored the audience
with a long which wai received with
much cheering. The feature of the
concert wai the comlo songs rendered
by a member of the Bricklayers, who
showed the audience how comic songs
should be lung. He was a Oeorge
Robey and Harry Randall rolled Into
one. A flashlight photograph was
taken ot the audience by Mr. Stollen-
werk, 514 Helmcken street. Al a ra-.
suit of a canvass among the non-union
baken pnsent, several applications
for membership were received, The
next entertainment ot the Bakers will
be held tn Labor Temple on Saturday
evening, February 22nd, to which
ladles and thilr friends are especially
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Job Harriman addressed the convention of the California State Building Trades Council on January 20th,
and declared that O. A. Tvletmoe and
B. A Clancy are Innocent of the dynamite charges. The convention reelected both Tvletmoe and Clancy to
their offices ot secretary-treasurer and
president respectively.
Representatives of the trades and
Labor Congress of Canada appeared
before the Dominion Government on
the 20th Inst, when various matten
of interest to organised labor, and
which were contained In twenty-one
of. the resolution passed at the convention In Ouelph last September,
were dealt with.
T. O. Mills, a member of the Cobalt
Mlnen' Union, was there to urge the
eight-hour day for mlnen, and also to
protest against the brutality of the.
provincial police In connection with
the strike which Is now In progress
at orcuplne.
Additional protection for electrical
workers was asked for, and the alarm
ing number of men killed in that Industry was brought.to the notice of
the government.
Representations were made on behalf Of the plumbers, and the longshoremen asked that lt be made compulsory to ship cement tn special
sacks to prevent the escaping dust
from- killing any more of their- members by consumption and other pulmonary diseases which are set up as
the result of Inhaling the dust whilst
handling cement cargoes.
The Street Rallwaymen of Tortonto
also presented matters of interest to
them providing for tbe safeguarding
of their memben whilst following
their employment..
Meets flrst and third Wednesday, O'Brien
Hall, 8 p.m. President. G. Dean; corresponding secretary, F. Sumpter; financial secretary, D. Scott: treasurer, I. Ty-
-on; business agent, 13. R. Still. Phone
.ley. 1611.
—Meetings held flrst Tuesday In each
month, 8. u.m. President, J, T. Ellsworth; recording and corresponding secretary, w. W. Hocken. P. 0. Box 80S,
'lnanefal secretary, L. Kakely. F. O. Box
fj Do not waite your time in
taking our advice, but just
look at what we do and leave
the rest to ui. All you have
> to do is to give us the copy,
till us what you want, and
your return will justify your
confidence. Why? . Became
we print io that you will oome
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