BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The British Columbia Federationist Jul 11, 1913

Item Metadata


JSON: bcfed-1.0344825.json
JSON-LD: bcfed-1.0344825-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): bcfed-1.0344825-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: bcfed-1.0344825-rdf.json
Turtle: bcfed-1.0344825-turtle.txt
N-Triples: bcfed-1.0344825-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: bcfed-1.0344825-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

official part—: vancouvsr trams and CAsbn council and b. c. federation of labor.
FIITOYBAK.   No. 118.
jioss0jrvM, B (i3PRipATi JULy ii;i»ja
; In' Rational Board Member U.M.W.of A,
['■■■ I $o the employer who proclaims
:'/    right to na his businsss without
Interference, because tt la his money
that la invested, do so without the
labor power Inveeted ln the business
hy his workman? .
If both capital and labor are essential to the successful operation of Industry, and ths employer haa a right
to protect hie Investment, haa anyone
a legal or a moral right to deny te
the workera the prlvllags of having a
part la determining under what conditions their Investment shall be made
and how it shsll be protected?
■ Should the workers Who contribute
their llvee to, and who Invest their
brsias and brawn and blood In the In-
, dustrial development ol a nation, be
compelled to accept without question
' the terms pf employment offered by
their employer?
If labor power le indispensable to
. Industrial aotlvlty, hu the employer
an Indisputable license to choke the
arteries of trade, cripple Industry,
dreate businsss depression and to
bring poverty, hunger and want to the.
homee of defenseless msn, women and
children because ot hla arrogant refusal to. hear and'remedy the Just com-
plaints ot the workers; snd cea the
employer who is guilty of such demoralisation beoause of. his Insolent
defiance of the laws of common las.
Uce, rightfully lay claim to public approval for Ida action?
Does not the Western Fuel Compsny,
which Is a combination of American
capitalists engaged la operating a
mine on Vancouver Island, and who
recognise no geographical boundary
lines In the sale of their coal, the preaident of which is an American citlsen,
and the oncers of which are under indictment of swindling the American
government out of $460,000, occupy a
rather singular and ridiculous position
When It cries "foreign union" In horrt-
Bed and fear-inspiring tones to discredit snd shake off an American labor
union which hss crossed the boundary
line to protect Its workmen-against
unchecked greed, end is not one who
gives Impetus to the cry either a
knave, a dope or a dolt?
Theee sre fundamental questions
that should be considered by thst element who have beea driveling about
"foreign unlona'' and "foreign senators" and who are now supporting ths
Vaaoouver Inland mine owners In their
policy of "nothing to arbitrate." ; .
Cruel experience la gradually forcing
the workera to reellse that without
comblnntlon they are wretchedly help-
lees aad utterly Incapable of ooplng
with the mighty power of wealth.
The worker who toils Independently
ot the support of hla fellow-workers
occupies tbe same relative position ss
a ship without a crew. Without a crew
to direct lte course the most perfectly
constructed ship must ull the seas at
random, buffeted about at the mercy
of storm and sea, a helpless and hopeless derelict dependent upon some
chance oonsort tor guidance to a haven
ot refuge.
Without an organisation to protect
hie rights the moot proflelent workman
muat trust Us fate, and the fete of
hie dependents to, and rely entirely
upon, the shifting Judgment and generosity of hla employer, whether that
employer be good or bad. His wages
can be reduced aad his conditions ot
employment degraded without warrant
or reason, If the caprice of hla employer so decides. Though faithful to
hla task be knows not whsn he will be
east off, aad, notwithstanding poverty
enters ale home beoause of hts Idleness, he haa no grant to aak the rsa-
Hon, T. W. Crothers, federal minister of labor, reached Vsncouver early
Wednesday morning, en route to Vie;
toria and Vancouver inland strike
tone points. He la accompanied by
Special Commissioner Price, who kae
been named to make a general Investigation Into conditions surrounding the
present coal fields dispute, and his
private secretary.
At I o'clock In the morning Mr. H.
H. Stevens, federal member for thla
riding, advised ss many union offlclsls
as could be reached by telephone at
Labor Temple at that hour that Hr.
Crothsrs was anxlouo to meet tMem before embarking for Victoria.
Wlthlut delay Messrs. Root Poster,
prssldsnt of District 18, U. M. ~. of
A„ Frank Farrington, international
executive beard member of the U. M.
W. of A„ Jas. H, McVety, executive
member Vancouver tradu and Labor
Council; and R. P. Pettlplece, were on
the Job, augmented by Messrs. H, H.
Stevens,' M.P., Mr, Clements, M.P. for
Comox-Atiln, J. D. McNIven, federal
labor department offlcer for Western
Canada, and A. H. B, Macgowan, M;
Frank Farrington wu designated as
spokesman for the committee on be-
hslf of the miners, and he carefully,
ably and effectively presented tbe clr-
cumstancu leading up to the present
crista. For two hours the oommlttee
gavs Mr. Crothers and hla secretary a
busy time ot lt. For obvious reasons
The Federation's! withholds comment
at this stage ef the proceedings, Inasmuch u It might affect or prejudice
negotiations which the minister of
lsbor intends opening with the'mine
operators while on the cosst.
However, a number of misunderstandings were cleared up between
the minister snd V. M. W, of A. onTol-
als. At the clou of the conference
Hr. Farrington agreed to become a
party to a Joint application for a federal board of Inquiry, if the mining
companies would do likewise. And
further, Mr. Farrington stated to the
minister that he wu prepared to enter Into en honorable sgreement wltb
sny of ths three mining compsnlss involved In the tie-up.
Hr. Crothers and hla party left for
the Islsnd Wednesday afternoon. Mr.
Farrington left the same day tor Indianapolis, where he will be a belated
attendant of an International executive board muting, having waited
here two days to meet Hr. Crothers.
Vlotoria unionists, under tha aue-
pleu ef the Capital City Tradu
and Labor Council, will hold an
unemployed demonstration en
Sunday, July at; it wilt assume
the form of a man meeting In
one of the parka at which a number of speakers are hilled, Inelud-,
Ing Parker Williams, socialist
member (or Newcastle, and Prs***
sldent C. Siverts and Secretary V.
R. Mldgley of the B. c Federation ef Labor,
Fallow Workers: I must tatfjl for tha east to attend a meeting
of our international executive board and to cara tor othtr long'
neglected duties eonnaetad wit*\mr union. Bafora leaving I wish
to tronamit to you, through tha.aalumns of Tha Federationist, a
nota of adviea and warning. Afp absence will ba only tamporory.
Arrangements will bt made 10 that your interests will not bo
naglaetad while I am gone. I wjtl&a in constant talagraphic touch
with your district praaldant, and shall respond with haste to any
call of necessity. . .\I'\   ■ "\°__£ •«'•
Slowly but surely the barriers that bas&e way to your success
are being broken down. Hostile influences parading in the guise
or friends are at work to deceiveidivide and defeat you. If they
succeed victory is lost ta you. f]ha officers of the Western Fuel
Company are hanging their hope for victory on the belief that is
going tithe a break in your ranks. Your solidarity means their
defeat.   |Q. ^; .vV■ ■■••     ;        '
Your conduct is splendid, lake true men you are fighting for
the sacred right to protect your homes and those who are near and
dear to yoUf against an invasion of organized greed, and you
are fighting courageously and WaU.
The 400,000 members of the United Mine Workers of America
are in full sympathy with you} they are watchful and anxious for
your success, and they will not desert you. However, keep eternally in mind that the most potent factor necessary for your defense and victory is your own fidelity and solidarity.
Fraternally and sincerely yours,
leant Committees Will Bt Hamad
to Devise Wayi and Means for
Placing Man in Looal Field.
The first annual convention of the
Alberta* Federation of Labor Is scheduled to meet at Medicine Hat this
morning, whsn a'fairly representative
number ot delegates from sll parts of
the province are expected to be In attendance. The visiting delegates' will
be well looked after by the Medicine
Hat Tradu and Labor Council.  This
son why. Stripped of the dignity and •»»'»« f_* banaaet will be held,
right of bargaining for the sale of hie Tto _ entertainment committee, of
only commodity, be must aecept with. **'<* B. Vlokrage to chairman, and B,
out debate the compensation offered Bellamy secretary, have purchased a
, for his lahor end the conditions under consignment of elaborate souvsnlr
whloh he must work. The fact that J***" for distribution among tbe of-
he hu the privilege ot refusing the leers snd delegates In attendance,
terms offered tor his unices and can I . —„ __ ■ ■ . „
go elsewhere does not alter hla status. „«. Amtn9 **• , w,J»rt J**11"" , , •'
Go where he will he Is confronted with! oncers of the local union of Inter-
the ume eondltlons, so tbst In the | national longshoremen report thtogs
end he must inevitably depend upon __^* »>ong »S,,af52r"1r A im*
charity, steal, starve or surrender completely to the whim of his employer.
Manacled with Indissoluble fetters to
the will of his muter, without a court
of appeal, and no avenue to redress
open, he Is Indeed a helpless and a
hopeieu derelict on the turbulent su
of modern Industry.
The helplessness of labor disorganised Is amply demonstrated In the case
of the men' employed by tbe Western
Fuel company previous to the preunt
strike. This company claimed to bave
had what It terms a Joint working
agreement with its employees. Joint
agreement! Ve gods, what Irony! Wu
It an agreement or only a cunningly
devised Instrument of compulsion? To
create an agreement all parties thereto
must volunteer to agree, Did the men
volunteer to agree, er were they compelled to accept the terms of an Instrument of force? What are the facte?
Ths men selected a committee ot Ave
to negotiate an agreement with the
company. Tke general manager of the
company drew up the excelled agreement and presented It to the committee, two of whom refused to accept
!! Its terms. The committee In turn pre*
' seated It to the men,, tbe men refused
to ratify the terms offered and In-
! structed the committee to negotiate
for additional rights:' The committee
failed to secure any modification of
the general manager's original offer,
aad the matter wu never again pre-
: sentod to the men u a whole for ratification, However, the general manager
had vary carefully written Into his
would-be agreement a provlalon where,
by anyone accepting employment from
the oompaay must slso become a party
to his agreement.  To accept employ-
s ment meant to be made aa Involuntary
party to an ex parte Instrument. The
men were disorganised, they hsd no
voles, no choice, no escape. The general manager knew his advantage and
stood pat The men had. no saving
force behind them, no court of appeal
was open, all the avenues to redress
were closed to them, and they were
compelled to work and thereby they
became, not a willing factor to a Joint
agreement, but tie helpless victims ot
At lut meeting of Vancouver
log Tradu Council a vote of thanks
for services rendered wu unanimously
tendered to Del. Staples, who resigned
ss secretary to leave for Seattle, along
with Rod Matheson, who had bun a
bualneaa agent of the Painters' local
for ume jure and a resident of Vancouver for the put ten years.
The eoindldscldsdteeak.the.een.
trsl labor body to elect a' Outness
sgsnt In conjunction with tho Bunding
Tradu Council. Excerpts from^ the
official minutes reads   ;
Communication from A. F. of L., re,
organisers.  Received.   ,
From Building Tradu Department,
re, organiser.   Received.
From B. C. Federation of Lahor uk-
Ing council to affiliate. Received and
laid on table; secretary to notify sec.
retary of Federation.
Reports of Committees.
Report of auditing committee was
read and accepted showing a balance
as follows:
General Fund $29.09
Teamatera Organisation Fund 64.00
Total 188.00
Committee to visit Y. M, C. A. contractors reported firm hiring union
Teamsters' organisation committee
reported progress.
Moved end seconded that President
McDonald and Delegates Nsgle and
Haberbush be. appointed to visit the
plumbers at their next meeting. Car
Bros. Porter and Haberbush were
elected as secretaries protem for one
trouble waa experienced at the sugar
refinery during the week, but wu ad-
Justed. The recent agreement reached |
along the Sound Is now In force and
the boys sre organised practically 100
psr cent, strong.
Seme Civic Work In Sight
City Clerk McQueen is advertising
that owners of vacant lots must clear
them of brush and trees undsr tbe
new tree clearing bylaw, which passed
the city council a few wuks sgo,
Property owners, under the notice
given by tbe city clerk, bave thirty
daya In which to clear their Iota, after which the city may do the work
aad charge the cut agatut the property es taxes.
Stabbing Affray at Britannia.
To avenge himself for a broken Jaw,
received la a fistic encounter, a Montenegrin strike-breaker attacker another of the ume Ilk, and stabbed
him severely with a sharp-pointed
miner's csndlestlck. The two men are
bow In the hospital at Britannia
Miners trom the Kootenay and
Boundary districts will be surprised
to learn that Scotty Lackey Is now
scabbing at Britannia mines, Lackey
fought In the ring at Phoenix and his
fall torn gace will corns u a uvere
Jolt to his former ringside supporters,
a cunningly devised and Inequitable
instrument of compulsion. Because of
their failure to Join hands with thslr
fellow-workers for the common good
of all, the men were manacled to the
will of their muter,
Morever, not even the terms of this
Instrument, which wu never acceptable, have been granted to the men.
The company have shown s wanton
disregard for Its provisions, the men
have been r.uthlessly discriminated
against, fleeced and mlstrested, and
the general manager's boasted era of
industrial peacs wu no more than a
period of helpless silence, which silence wu broken at the first offer of
assistance from the United Mine
Workers of America, I
New Officers Elsctsd snd Preparations
Msds for Monster Lsbor
Dsy Celebration.
At lut night's muting of the Royal
City Trades and Labor Council the
following officers were elected for the
ensuing term: President, D. 8, Cameron; vice-president, H. Knudson;
general secretary, B. D. Grant; secretary-treasurer, H, Glbb; sergeant-at-
arms, B. McWalker; trustees, W,
Dodd, Geo. Bacon and Miss Thornton,
the first feminine officer ever elected
by the council.
Mrs. Gruves of the Political Equality League addressed the delegates,
and afterwards a resolution prevailed
endorsing woman's suffrage.
A committee wu named to egaln
take up the question of a weekly civic
hslf.holidsy bylaw.
Dele Glbb and Cameron will visit
the next muting of Vancouver central labor body with a view to uktng
the co-operation of Terminal City
unionists In thslr Labor Day celebration;
Who Wm meets! ay Seolssntloa u
israt of new Weetalssser Truss
labor Coondl Seat WoUSsday
Labor Temple Board Meeting.
A meeting of the executive board of
the Vancouver Labor Temple hu bun
called for thla evening at the office of
the secretary-treasurer.
The Bikers' Campaign.
That there Is a great, and constantly
growing demand for bread bearing tbe
union label, Is evident to the most
casual observer who visits the Inker's! where the product Is made.
Every delegate to.Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council should
mske lt their busineu to attend
the next meeting, Thureday, July
Besides receiving the reports
of several apectal committees
the semi-annual election of offlcen, for the ensuing term, will
take place.
It Is the duty snd privilege of
every delegste to Join "the clique
that runs the union." As the
parson Is sometimes celled upon
to snnounce, "apeak now or for
ever hold your peace."
There were quite a number of
nominations at last meeting for
most of the executive offlus, and
there Is plenty of opportunity for
more names to be submitted at
next meeting.
Every afflliated union should
see tbat Its elected delegates are
present st next meeting of the
central labor body. If your union
wants higher wages, shorter
hours and better conditions, keep
hammering until you get what
you want. Never lay down on
the Job. Keep everlastingly at it
and your union will. win.
Played Prominent Pert in Baeur-
inf Partial Introduction of "
Free Tart Books.
L. B. Denntoon, of Vsncouvsr Typographical union, hu prepared a series
of articles for publication In the dally
press, dealing with'the Importance of
the local printing Industry. The compilation of figures are very Interesting and the retrospective review of
various print anops and newspapermen
'-' Ijed organisations famishes
of human Interest to make ths
statistics readable. An excerpt from
the compendium reads:
The Allied Printing Tradu Council
of this city wss Instituted June orTSU.
Thla organisation to composed of dels-
gates from the five International unions of cfaftsmen In the Printing Industry, t.duls directly with all questions that may arise In which Its constituency Is interested u s. whole. It
also has sole control of the union label,
which Is a guarantee of superior work
snd fair sanitary conditions from a
union standpoint Unfortunately, the
early records havs been destroyed, so
only the present officers can ba given,
They are: George Mowat, bookbinders, president; Thomu Hlnes, pressmen, vice-president, and F. R. Fleming, typographical, secretary.
There was a strong movement begun
In the 90's in th.s Alllsd Printing
Tradu and labor Council also took up
the schools of British Columbia. The
Trades and Lever Council also took up
the matter. Tbe members of the
printing tradu were particularly active
ln the matter, and pointed out tbat
the only way to secure free text-books
and keep the money epent In producing tbem wu for the government to
print them at tbe bureau at Victoria,
It wu pointed out by Flnsnce Minister Carter-Cotton that this would mesn
sn sdded expenditure ot between fSO,-
000 and 160,000 annually by ths government. Persistent petitioning snd
Interviewing, a few yesrs sgo, brought
ths Provincial Parliament to su the
need for free text-books, snd since
a partial list of nseded books bu been
supplied to the scholars of the province.
Among the labor organisations whou
members sre engsged In ths Graphic
Arts Vancouver Typographical Union,
No. 826, stsnds uslly st ths hud,
with 814 members snd 60 apprentlvss
on January 1, 1918. The charter ot
this union bears the date of February
7,1888. The printers were the first to
organise ln this dty, ss far u to known
to the writer. Mr. W, W. Watters wu
ths first preaident; Mr. A, A. Anderson
vice-president, snd Mr, J. W. Gunn secretary. The presiding officer st tbe
present time Is Mr. A, E. Robb; Mr, A.
H. England, vice-president, snd Mr. R.
H. Neelands, sscratary-traasurer. The
union hss s suite of offllcu at 812-814
Labor Temple, snd Its internal affairs
sre In a highly prosperous condition,
dus to the careful, conscientious efforts
of previous and preunt officers. Its
relations with employers sre of the
"What'a doing for Labor Day?"
a number ef anion enthusiasts
are uklag thla question.
Vsncouver Tradu and Ubor Council sppoiated a special Labor Day committee soma wuks ago, and these dele-
antes have eommualcatad with New
Westminster's oestral labor body with
a view to arranging an Intar-oout elty
demonstration at .the Royal Olty, u.
suggested at the B. C. Federation of
Ubor convention at Victoria last January.
While nothing offlclal baa" as yet
been reported by tha committee to the
local council It is not unlikely that tbe
above, programme will be agreed upon
by all concerned.
At a Joint committee muting of the
different untons In New Weetmluter
tost Saturday afternoon, commltteu
recently appointed for tbe Labor Day
celebration reported, and, If all plans
are carried out, the Royal City win
su one of tbe largest and best cole-
brsttons that hu ever been held anywhere in thla province.
The eport committee reported that
* full programme of sports would be
carried out, Including either a football
game or lacrosse match, for which a
special trophy will be offered.
Already a number of unlona have
donated money for prises and the net
nave signified their wllllngneu to support the plsns. The merehanta will
be approached and uked to lend their
aid/   >' .. i-'
One of the features of the programme to the fact that the grounds
will be thown wide open to the public,
no chsrge being made tor any part of
the celebration, queen's Park bring
the place chosen.
In the evening a grand ball will be
held in the Agricultural building, ai
which special prizes will he offered for
Busineu. Aoeot Wanted,
Moved and seoonded thst Tradu and
Labor Council bs requested to appoint
a committee of three to set la con-
Junction with a similar committee from
this council to devise ways and means
to put a business sgsnt In the field to
represent the two bodies. Canted.
Committee: Delegatee Watchman,
Haberbush ud Nsgle.
ef Canada at OaaM, Oat, aad Kara we
•n> again. ttTSftotol 3ean5daa
Can" taring beuApswrtraTlrSSl
aataed by Piwt>
 ,   Vlee-PrasMut
Fred Bancroft aad Sec-Trees, p. m,
Draper, snd addreeeed to tbe officers
When It comoe te working both
ends sgslnst the middle ume of.
the blanket stiffs who frequent
loesl employment sgenolu sre In
s olsu by thsmsslvss, Whsn they
wsnt to resoh s logging ump or
other point In the Vsncouvsr
Islsnd strike sons they go to a
certain loesl smptoymsnt sgsnoy,
aocordlng te ths svldsnu of the
ownsr, psy 11.60, gst their, fares
sdvsnosd to Cumberland, with
masts snrouts; upon srrival tap
off the union offlclsls for a plan
of chsngs to gst out on, snd thsn
best It for thslr dsstlnstlen. Great
- Brltsnnls Strike Still On.
Strikee, snd rumors of strikes! Hut
every paper one picks up these days
tells the tale of ume union of working
men or women striking, having struck
or Just going to strike. British Columbia la having Its fslr share of the fun.
At the Britannia mine, Howe Sound,
members of the W, F, of M, have been
out ume time, owing to the refusal of
tbe company to allow their busineu
sgent on the property, end general
discrimination and all-round cussed-
neu. The International Brotherhood
of Electrics! Workers, United Brother
hood of Carpenters aad Amalgamated
Srciety of Engineers are also put In
sympsthy. An arbitration board wu
celled and "ut" on the matter, and
gave its decision In the men's fsvor;
but who Is going to enforce the de-
. Holy smoke! How time fllss. Only
sums Ilka yesterday since the' bails
unionists of sll Canada were eifotaag
delegatee to the tweaty-ctsMh coma-•
tlon of. the Tradu and la*ot r       '
sod members of afflliated provincial
federations of labor, tradu ud labor
councils, national tradu anions, fisd-
erel labor unions aad V—aslisnel
local tradu union la tU^waawn at
Canada. The trig convaatlaa Is sen-
edutod for Monday. Sept li, at Meat-
roai,    ^-- ■ ". * '.^ .•
■    Congreu Orgsnlxsn. *•*■■
.•" *a*x^#fyajji^'iili&.
I lut weak it wu decided to agate
Place W. R. Trotter, Vsnoouvsr, tatto
Held ae organiser and hs will wave
for points betwaea hen and Pert
Arthur wt tbe list Inst -
J. W. Wilkinson, who anted tt ot-
VS" J"?, -*P> **»•«.>*1> 0«nv
Trotter, declined reappointment tor B.
C. tils year, but will be a lut-mtnate
delegate from tbe B. C, Federetloa of
Ubor, having beea elected laat January by acclamation.
Vice-President Fred Bancroft, Tor.
onto, It he can get away from bis present position, will cover tbe Ontario -
territory in the Interests ot ths con-
•'Buck Brand" Overalls and Shirts are Vancouver-made, Union-
le and the best made.   In addition to this they are backed by
our own. guarantee to
make good any defects
within 30 days
The campalrn for ths use
of British   Columbls  made
Roods, and the products of
ia farms ot thia province
In the homes of Vancouver
to be undertaken br the
Prosreae Club, la rapidly
taking form. A letter haa
heen drafted which will be
eent to every women'a organisation In the city, urging them to uae, Inaofar aa
poaalble.  -
In   BrlOah
only  goods  made
also aaklng for their aup-
port ln this movement.—
Dally preas newa Item.
wm; j. mcmaster and
1176 Homer Street
Vancouver, B. C.
most amicable kind, lta members being
at work In all offices within the limits
of Greater Vsncouver where a Journey
man Is employed. This union not only
looks aftor the material Interests of lte
members in regard to wages, hours snd
sanitary conditions ot composing
rooms, but pays a sick benefit to members who have been Incapacitated
through Illness. Its members, Including apprentices, earned In 1918 the
sum of (358,400, On the books ot tbe
union can be found the names of men
who have been in the past, or are at
liresent, prominent in the civic attain
of the city. Hr. Percy Wbitworth—the
only resident charter member — hu
wbat Is probsbly the oldest Vancouver union card In existence. Mr. Whit-
worth's csrd is for tbe month of June,
1888, snd Is s good example of the
"rule-twisters'" srt of twenty-five
years ago, The design to a printer's
"make-up rule" In brass rule, containing the words "Vancouver Typographical Unton, No. 286, Vsncouver, B, C,"
In llght-sfcs capitals with officers'
nameB st bottom.
The pressman rounds out and completes .ths work of the compositor In
the production of tbe printed page.
Without his technics! skill the mut
carefully composed work, the
painstaking effort of the illustrator, It
sny, would go for naught. Vanoouver
Printing Pressmen and Assistants'
Union, No, 69, wu organised July and
chartered August 1898, The first preeldent was Mr. O. F. Pound, and secretary Mr. O. H. Pound. The present offlcen sre Mr. H. Draper, president;
Mr, J, R. Lone, vice-president; Hr. M,
Spratt, flnanclal secretary, and Mr. 0.
H. McHugh, recording aeeretary. The
pressmen earned ln 1911 the sum of
1119,877, being second ln earnings only
to-the typos.
Orgsntoer Brunet, Montreal, will nay
aa official call to tbe unions of tke
province of Quebec, urging sfflllatiou
and'the sending of delegates to tbe
Rx-Presldsnt Alphonse Verville, M.
P., Montreal, will complete tbe complement ot fleldmen on behalf of tha
congreu and hu bun assigned tbe
Maritime provinces u bis territory.
Theee well-known unionists. In addition to the general work undertaken
by President Watters, should be able
to arouse an Interest In Cusda's la-
bor Parliament, and ensure a bumper
convention this yur at Montreal.
Fraternal Delegatee.
Becretary-Theeanrer P. M. Draper
sslis tomorrow, ("the glorloM
twelfth"), u the congreu' flnt fraternal delegate to the conventions of
British Tradu Union Congress. He
wtll return In time for tbe convention
this year, bavins, teen absent lut
year at tbe Ouelph convention, down
with typhoid   fever,   when "Jimmy"
Simpson officiated.     >•'■> •*,
't^ammaaaa%'l---f.-ta *feat-Ha«,-
general secretary of tha Ou Worken
and Omenta Laboren' union, will be
the British Congreu' reciprocal fraternal delegate.
The Convention Call
The official "call" reads: "The
twenty-ninth annual aseeloa ot the
Trsdu and labor Congreu of Canada
will convene In the Auditorium HaU,
corner Bleary and Berthelet streets,
City of Montreal, Province of Quebec,
beginning st 10 o'clock, Monday morning, September Mod, 1918.
"Last year tbe delegates assembled
at Ouelph selected Montreal u tbe
next meeting plan. No city lo Can-
ada Is more suited to receive delegates
from all parte, of tbe Dominion than
is the commercial methopolto — ths
great pulsing heart of numerous Industries—the centre to which eon-
verge untold labor Interests, snd the
programme to be presented tor study
and consideration will contain quae-
tlons of vital Importance to organised
wage-worken and will demand the
very but ability In their solution.
"Ths year Juat paat hu witnessed
fresh enduvore on the part ot tha determined opponents of organised labor,
to undermine the cause of the working
claues. There sums to be, In certain Quarters In Canada and Great
Britain, n desire to shape, for their
own ends, ths Immigration and other
regulations that, to some degree, are
beneficial to the wage-earning population. The problems to be solved by
the congreu grow yearly mora numerous, Intricate and difficult. Among the
subjects tbat will demand the concentrated sttentlon of this year's convention, msy be mentioned tbe following:
"2. Dominion snd provlnclsl legislation affecting labor Interuta.
"2. The repeal of preunt uuless
alien lsbor lsw.
"3.   Enforcement of tbe misrepresentation and monetary clauses of tbe
Immigration laws all the yur round.
"4.  Consideration of the proposed
8-hour bill.
"5. Pronouncement on the administration of the Workmen's Compensation acts In the varloua provinces.
"6. Amendments to the Industrial
Disputes snd Investigation Act.
"7. Payment of wages on all nil-
ways, fortnightly.
"8. Proposed amendments to the
Dominion Elections Act, abolishing
the 9100 deposit now exacted; snd
making election day a-legal holiday.
"9. The cue for labor on old age
pensions and pensions tor widows with
children in Gsnada now pending before a special committee ot tbe to-
minion parliament; and many other
"Labor has no monopoly of organisation in our day; on all sldu spring
up organised bodlu, each with Its own
particular interests to serve, snd all
contending more or leu wltb labor,
Hence, the necessity of vigilance, Motion, sctlvlty, and a spirit of union
that are required to footer and protect,
as well u shape the future prospects
of labor.
"Elect your delegates st once. Now
ts the time to select your very beat,
most experienced and mut tellable
representatives to the convention. If
you neglect this duty you forfeit all
right to complain later should your
Interests be endangered. The great
world Is marching onward along tne
highway of change and progreu,
Ubor must bs stirring, or else tall behind in the general movement 'Aotlvlty' to the watchword of the hour."
,ft.y^',-;^':^'V- PAGE TWO
FRIDAY.......:: JU*LT 11, IMS
The Royal Bank
of Canada
raia-up capital
"Total I
wa axlow nr-
rsusr on »■-
Ons Dollar will open
Uu account, ud year
bualseas will be welcome he it large at
im aauvtans ut
Bank of
Capital & Reserve $11,176,578
In the BANK OF TORONTO sre proving to
be a greet convenience to
msny of our friends.
With theee accounts either of two persons of tbe
household msy deposit or
withdraw money. Inter-
eat is psid en ell balances
twice a year. In event of
. death ef either party the
survivor msy withdraw
the money
446 Haatinga Street West
Cor. Haatinga & Carrall SU.
New Westminster    Victoria
See that thia Label is Sewed
in the Pockets
It stands for all that Union
Labor Stands for.
with the LABEL on it
Cowan & Brookhouse
Labor teaple      Mile Sey. UN
▼•loon, Strawi and Telta
thx ntw
Oranvllle Street
Where Everybody Goes
500 Gallery Seats al 15c
Published weekly by The S. C Feder-
atlonlat, Ltd., owned Jointly by Vancouver Tradea and -Labor Counoll and
the B. C. Federation of Labor, with
which la afflliated 16.000 orsanlssd wage-
Issued every Friday morning.
...Jaa. Campbell
"" —kilwn
Preaident: ..*,..... .. . 	
Vloe-PreaWent :. 3. W. WllklL ...
Vice-President 3. McMlllar
Treaeurer. J, H. McVety
Managing-Editor. H. Parm. Pettlplece
Advertising Manager....* 3. H. Orahara
Boom Bio, Laboi Temple
*eL lev, asso.        "^
Subscription:   91.00 per .year:  ln Van.
couver City, 91.26;   to unlona aub~
sorlblns In a body, 76 cents.
"Patty of Labor; the hope of the world."
tin Watch the label on tour
'1,7  PAPER.   If thla number la on It
your subscription expiree next Issue.
186 Hsstings St, B.
After years of "Immigration" pub.
lictty In the old landa the employers
snd corporations of this province, assisted by their executive committee,
the McBride government, are at last
being rewarded, Thousands of jobless men are roaming the highways
sad byways ln search of employment.
Consequently the employers sre endeavoring to reduce wages and dictate terms of enslavement. The Saturday afternoon holiday Is fut becoming a thing of tho past. Infsctthsre
appears to be a well laid plan at the
bottom of It all to oust organised
lsbor out of existence. Regular strikebreaking agencies bave bun established In Vancouver and the fight to
on ln esrnest. Organised labor must
fight for Its very existence or go temporarily down and out. And tight lt
will. Where the unions have bun
unable to secure a foothold and maintain decent wages and working conditions the I. W. W.-ltes are getting
busy end raising hell generally. If the
boaus prefer Industrial hell to collective bargaining let the responsibility rest where lt belongs. Certain It
Is many men are becoming desperate.
Crimes against property are increasing at an alarming rate, u Is slways
the csu where, want prevails. No
less than a dosen men committed suicide In Vancouver lut week. The
first of a series of unemployed demonstrations to uheduled at Victoria on
the 87th Inst. The Federatlonist hu
no desire tb become sn alarmist, but
if ths organlted employers snd' corporations of British Columbia Insist
upon war snd the extermination of organised labor there are stirring times
ahead. There IS a breaking point. Just
how much mora of the present chaos
the workers are prepared to stand remains to be sun.
Save wages made you rich?
m   n      '■■.:■       ~~~~~
• Name on the voters' list?
Evmt article you wear bear the
Unton Label ?
Do you ever help your labor paper
pay the printer?
See that the Union Label la on every
loaf of bread you buy.  Take no other.
"Vote as your boss tells you and
you'll always have a boss."
Nothing seems to remain settled ln
British Columbia Not even the
There la no meeting so Important to
a wage-worker as his union meeting.
"The better some men know them-
selves the more suspicious they are of
others." ,
When you buy ready-to-wear clothing su that lt bears the Garment
Workers' Union Label, .
Labor la discovered to be the grand
conqueror, enriching and building up
nations more surely than the proudest
Sometimes it almost ssems to us
Tbat thus who rule the lend
Experiment at times to tee
Just how much we will stand."
The political dope sheet reads: McBride tor the old country, Bowser for
premier. McGuIre for the senate.
Baxter for McOuire's seat. Flndlay
for mayor.
We all have to reconcile ourselves
to the Inevitable; and society someway manages to readjust itself to revolutions and evolutions. — Catholic
Yes, Pauline, lt Is the sams Mr. Mat,
son who owns the Nanaimo Herald.
McBride's right band press agent.
In addition to Us force of Orientals
the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Ltd. have imported a few negroes to
scab at Cumberland. Any port In a
Plans for a monster celebration at
New Westminster are well under way,
In which other cout cities will be
asked to Join.
What's the matter with Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council taking a
hand ln the election .of school trustees at next election? There's a reason.
The Washington State Federation of
Labor to carrying on a vigorous organisation campaign throughout the
state, with gratifying results.
How sublime is war! How glorious
the butchery ot mankind at whole,
sale!' If those Who foment the wars
had to. do the real fighting; tbere
would be fewer mus butcheries! 1
Union Made Paper
The Only Shop
in British Columbia using pair stock bear-
g the watermark (label) of
al Paper-makers Union
Mail Orders Promptly Filled
Bhone Seymour 824
What on esrth would we do without
the social evil? Imagine the chaoa If
it should happen to be abolished!
. There would be no restricted ana
to be alternately broken up snd reconstructed by politicians seeking the
"public good" and elective offices.
There would be no dreadful aln to
form the pith and marrow ot santt
monlous sermons, and congregations
would dwindlo to a few aad remains.
There would be nothing for good
.government leagues to do, and no circulation for their blackmailing papers.
There would be no exorbitant rente
flowing from dlsrespectable landladies
to respectable landlords,
There would be no female wrecks to
be held up by eminently decent tradu
people, pursued and robbed by policemen, held up to scorn by collection
hungry parsons snd used as a i
netuat subject for sociological treatises.
So 1st us not take the necessary
steps to get rid of the Social Evil,
Let us bsware lut we remove this
universally profitable Industry by removing the commodity—nature of
human beings In general.
The concluding paragraph of a Nsws-
Ad. editorial thie week throws more
light on the beautltudea of war, and
further emphasises why the workers
should cesse playing the part of prog.
les for capitalists who create all wars.
Discussing the Balkan situation, the
News-Ad. ssys:
'The second war la scattering and
destroying sny such Illusions. There
Is no longer the pretence of a holy
war. It la a bloody scramble over the
division of the territory captured from
Turkey. For thla cause the former
allies flght escb other even more
fiercely thsn they fought their snclsnt
enemy. It Is now the Cross against
tbe Cross, and not tbe Cross against
the Crescent. Worshippers of the
Prophet stand by and watch the champions of Christianity kill each other on
the ssme plains where the other dsy
they professed to be protectors ot
their common religion. From Belgrade, Athens and Sofia come stories
of wholesale assassination and butchery of non-combatants more ghsstly
thsn ths former tales of Turkish atrocities. Thla time the alleged butchers sre professed Christians, Today,
far example, we have tbe statement
thst Bulgarians gathered many hundreds of villagers Into a mosqus snd
then nt it on Ire, compelling their
wives snd ohlldren to witness the
dsed. Tbls story comes from a Oruk
priest, snd it may or msy not be true.
But in the previous event ot the kind
related, Bulgarians were victims snd
Servlsns the assassins.
This, of course,   is   true  of South
Africa, snd therefore finds its way, telegraphically, Into the News-Advertiser:
"As the entire press Is controlled by the mining magnates,
the correspondent adds, sll attempts to obtain redress by constitutional means have bun s
failure. The principal grievances
nf the men were the terrible mortality In the mlnu; the attempts
to cut pay, refusal of a minimum
wsge, refuul to recognise the
union, the unsatisfactory piece
work system snd the insecurity of
But when It comes to British Columbia? Perish the thought. Is not the
News-Advertiser's nomlnel owner, Mr.
Matson, also nominal owner of the
Nanalmo Herald? And Isn't the Her
sld a living evidence of the fact that
the press Is not "controlled by the
mining magnates?"   Tragl-comedy,
"Anent the forcible feeding of the
encaged suffragettes In England, Jus.
tlce says for the submerged East End
humans 'Wn wish the government
"orolbly feed us.' There's pont
to thst Joke, all right."
Inasmuch u Bill.and Dan are the
real colored gentlemen In Vancouver
lslsnd's coal pile, and Sir BUI Is due
in Vsncouver next week, an opportunity la thus presented to Minister
of Labor Crothers to get In first-hand
touch wltb the parties of the first pert.
Sometimes, after a temporary setback, people cry, "See the time lost
snd energy spent ln that strike, and
what did you get out of it?" Our fathers also received a severe setback at
various psrlods in history. Had tbey
quit after the first defeat, what would
have been the result?
If Orangemen were u much concerned In fighting for the industrial
liberty they haven't got as tbey are
energetic ln commemorating a religious liberty they slready possess, it
might help ume. I
Rumors hint that Bill and Dan may
be Induced to sell their rallwsy system to the federal government Look-
.ng at it trom Bill and Dan's standpoint there sums to bs no good rea-
aon why they should do so, Inasmuch
u the government already provides
them with all the money they want,
while BUI and Dan retain the owner-
Meet of the things labor papsr editors are advised to da by sympathetic
friends who drop 'round occasionally
are the vary things the lsbor papera
are already doing. Better read 'em
over carefully, and once In a while
make lt poulble to pay the printer.
As The Fed. goes to press, A. F. of
L, President Gompers sums to be still
keeping out of Jail, Whsn It comss
to keeping everlutlngly at a farcical
performance the land of Starves and-l_" -mvVnro
Strikes Is entitled to the nextto-snd ™ *-■""""'"
Ibngside column.
In most cues, at any rate, ths wage-
worker at work escapes the penalty of
gaa-wsgon joy-riding. "Hot but what
he is subjected to just aa many perils
In the industrial world, but merely
tbat one hears mora newspaper talk
about automobile victims. Entitled to
publicity only Is he who bu the price.
Nothing else matters.  Groat world I
An Invasion of federal ministers of
the crown, affecting Pacific Cust cities, is ln progress this wsek, "Everything lovely," according to daily newspaper reports, Is the viewpoint when
taken trom a Pullman window of a
special train. Certainly, certainly.
Who could doubt it?   -
The U. M. W. of A. hu won several
signal Victories In the strike-bound
West Virginia coal fields during tbe
past week, after the fiercest struggle
ever waged by organized labor to. gain
a foothold ln the South. Incidentally,
these victories have a bearing on the
Vancouver Island situation.  Get that?
The newspaper readers of the country are ted on tainted news. Big business has its finger on tbe big news
sources thst supply the most powerful newspapers of the country with
their stories of world events. Hence
the growing number, slse, circulation
and Influence of tbe labor preaa.
It wouldn't hurt anybody In particular If the workers of Western. Canada
were to display some of tbe lighting
spirit of their comrades In Johannesburg. Tbe employing class of South
Africa have atarted something they
msy not be able to finish. And if the
coal barons of B. C. and a few others
of ths same ilk keep up the preunt
pace lt may finally result ln something more tangible ln them diggings.
There fie no law against buying a rattling good Winchester u a matter of
self protection.
Being honest is ths greater part of
achievement. When von know that
you're dolnna the best within you, you
can't bs downed, A Self-respect is an
eternsl life nreurver, No matter bow
often circumstance wrecks you, you're
bound to float back to solid ground
again: When men strive.for posts of
trust they must be somewhat postlike
themselves and stand steady.—Herbert
Labor party members have Introduced a bill In the BrltlBh Parliament
to amend the' laws governing trade
Unions whereby two or more organizations may amalgamate whenever
two-thirds of the members In the
unions Bffected vote in favor of such
procedure. Industrial organization has
become so popular that many labor
bodies are dlscusBlng tbe subject, but
are restrained from taking action by
old and wornout laws.'
The coal mines at Cumberland, Van.
couver island, were sewed up tight tor
six weeks. Then along came McBride's
special police end Intimidated the
Orientals into going back to. the
mlnu, chased the union pickets off
the map, and helped the mine owners
oust the miners and tbelr families
.. m their homes, making It necesssry
for them' to seek shelter In tents
away from company .property. This
explains how "there is no strike on"
at Cumberland.
' The coal miners of Vancouver
Island have decided to make the present effort to establish the right to
organise tbe lut .one. And If tbe
business men over there had the sagacity of peanut vendors they would be
helping the miners, in order to put an
end to endless struggles for recognition, qf tbe principle of collective bargaining. If the striking miners were
whipped tomorrow a yur or two years
hence the same old fight would be renewed, So my not let it be a fight
to a finish this time and be done with
They make fun of the English suffragette who strove to advertise her
cause by attempting to stop King
George's- Derby entry when galloping
to the winning post. A foolhardy effect, In good truth, hut the foolhardlr
ness of tbe English hu brought them
many a victory, and no nation on rec-
ord has made Shorter work of tyranny
when once lta slow-going puslons
hsve been aroused. If England starts
on the warpath against Privilege, that
long-tolerated highwayman will do well
to hike, for the woda.—Regeneraclon.
How well the employers of labor understand the Value and necessity, tb
them, of an overstocked labor market.
An Edmonton electrical, worker employer, whou. employees are now-
locked out, uld In a newspaper Inter-
view thla wuk: ■".... there are
several electrlclsns In the city without
work snd who are seeking employment
every dsy." Ah, that's the thing! Nothing like a good supply of surplus Job-
seekers. What Is lt to the bosses how
those unemployed are to live while
waiting for an opportunity to live? A
esse of live horse snd you'll get hay.
Beats the old system of chattel slavery
several blocks. Now" the employers
need only employ slaves when they
can make a profit out ot their labor,
with absolutely no responsibility tor
what becomes of tbe slsve between
.times. Sure! Wbat "we" need in
this country'ls more labor.
The minimum wage question came
up In the British Parliament ths other
dsy, when Will Crooks, a Labor party
member moved to provide a minimum
wage of not less than 30 shillings
(17.60) a week. The Aaquith govern-
m'est, through, Secretary Roberta, of
the Board pf Trade, resisted the motion tn true capitalist style, Roberts
orated at length and showed statistically that lt would require about
♦1,000,000,000 more in the payment of
wagea to carry the law into effect.
Then the Liberals, wbo are always
"workingmen'B friends" when lt
doesnt' cost anything, voted down
Crook's motion, preferring rather that
the billion a year be paid as profits
Interest snd rent to the. noble landowners and capitalists than to be utilized in wiping out the grinding poverty of the poorest and most helpless
"Work! Jobs! An opportunity to
earn tbe dollar, without, which life,
tinder our artificial system; to Impossible! That Is the position to which
the masses have been reduced, Un
able to start any, business on their
own account, since they have not the
chips with which to get into the game,
ihey must work; work for thou who
have them, or wbo have the natural
opportunities for uu of which chips
must be bended over, I must get a
Job, Every competitor; every man
wbo stands between me and that Job
becomes Instantly my enemy. I make
war agalnat him; I talk my hud off
the indispensable em-
ployer that I am a better man than he
ever began to be; I cut tho rates
against him all I dare. All the others
do ths ssme. We are all In the ume
boat Somehow every one of us must
get a Job. That Is the great central
fact; the starting point from which
action will develop, according to the
circumstances of the ease,"
of Johannesburg and Breamfentem lt
is certain .there- wu a mighty good'
reason for It. Enough is known ofitbe
miners everywhere ln the organized
labor world to understand that they
mut have been goaded Into desperation by as brutal "a bunch ot mine
owners aa ever went unhung. Pending
the receipt of authentic reports from
reliable sources unionists wUl be well
advised to withhold Judgment. We
already have much reuon to suspect
Associated' Press strike news, "baaed
upon local experience: Old King Capital is much alike ln all countries,
when lt comes to crushing men and
women who dare to rebel against unbearable working conditions.
If there is one clsss of publication
more than another that should be
scrupulous about the clus of advertising It carries lt is the labor press.
The readers of these publications
have a right to expect that the privilege of their advertising space will
be denied, by labor papera to firms
In open hostility to organised lahor,
and a deviation from this policy often
brings dtouter to the offender, 'In
justice tb the publishers of labor pa-
pars It csn be said that so fsr as their
regular advertising columns are concerned, care Is generally taken to
keep them tree from matters calculated to offend the feelings of their
readers, But of late years several of
them.have got Into trouble through
farming out advertising space to freelance solicitors, who contract for a
number of columns at a flat rate, and
fill them up with write-ups of firms
and Individuals of more er less prominence In the industrial world. No
particular fault can be found with this
practice, lt the sams supervision snd
care to exercised, over these reading
notices that Is uud In selecting the
regulsr announcements, but it Is not
very edifying to read laudatory paragraphs In these papera of firms whose
employeu sre at the time engaged tn
strikes to maintain their status with
them.—Phil Obermeyer, Hamilton
Men Are Wanting
-'. 25 lbs. WHITE LEAD |2,B0—A first plana white lead and.
■ an opportunity not to be missed. '      -  .      ;r-;. V
FLOOR PAINT—Readymistea,; in twoshades of 'yellow':
and two of grey.  Quart '....'. „....:'.....:...98o'
GOLD ENAMEL, for your picture frames. A bottle.,„lB6*.
SHINGLE 8TAIN, any selor,
gal. .'„   :.....w.:.JI1.00
LINSEED Oil., raw or boiled,
gal IMS.
TURPENTINE, gsl .11.48
FLOOR LAC, qusrt.. .80o
Pint „..«o
Half pint ..JUt
gal..:   >.*1.75
Qiiart •■•-••"*•
"Smoky City," psr tln....!6c
Two tin's . .4te
PUTTY—Mb. tins 	
PAINTS, In spsolsl shades,
dsrk, red, hesvy, brown snd
white—    *
Gsllon .: ......12,75
Half gallon .»1.M
Quart ....... 80c
Pint.....:. ;.. ...60s
Half pint r 30o
All other shsdss, gallon.,****.*)
Hslf gsllon .11.25
Qusrt .: : .(Be
Pint  -..Me
Half pint ........JSe
GOLD BRONZE, for ploture
frames, (Be Una., .- lte
...--.. .' .......lOo
■ovioi to Sa Os vnoft
The name of the preient recording
secretary of every union In B. O. U
wanted By The' Federatlonist for Itl
union dfreetory Hat Kindly see that
this Information la furnished* without
delay. '	
Information le wanted of the whereabouts of Martin Trulson;- Trulson Is
a miner by occupation, but Is now supposed to be following railroad construction work at the Coaat. Anyone knowing
hla present address will oonfer a great
favor by writing to A, Shilland, Secretary Miners' Union, Sandon, B. C.
Csrds inserted for (1.00 s Month
Meets In annual, convention In January. Executive o...cers, lllMI: President, Christian Siverts; vlca-prealdenta,
J. Kavanagh, J. Ferris, A. Watchman, G.
A. Burnes, J. W. Gray, Jas. Cuthbertson,
J J. Taylor: aec.-treaa., V. R. Mldgley.
Box 1044,- Vancouver,
The ruling class In this, aa In other
countries, does not permit Itself fsr
one moment to be tbe fool of opt!
mlsm; it persistently multiplies defenses, which look directly to a coming storm; It enlarges Its army and
navy, builds arsenals In all populous
centres, lncressss Its police and detective service, and pssaes and enforces, with more and more severity,
he most stringent laws for the suppression of the voice of discontent. It
has ao delusions on that score, snd
when Its mouthpiece preach, as they
do habitually, that."force Is no remedy" they are guilty of sickening hypocrisy, to which our most distinctively
national institutions give the He. One
of the moBt tragic features of revolu-
tlonary history, In this and every other
country, Is that the masses are always
optimistic; that they cling obstinately
to the childishly geperous delusion
rulers will be kind, that soldiers will
not fire, that line apeeches will melt
the hearts of Judges, snd good Intentions will be accepted as an adequate
defence. They sever are. They never
will be, Attacked Interests always
flght, and the more dangerous the attack the harder they strike bsek.
It is a safe bet to make that there
another side of tbe story coming over
the wires to the dally press covering
the "rioting" consequent upon the declaration of a general strike among the
metsllferous miners of the Transvsal,
in South Africa. If the scenes depleted actually occurred In the streets
MeoU drat and third Thunders.
Executive board: H. C. Benson, preaident; W. Manaon, vlce-prealdent; J. W.
Wllklnaon, general aeeretary. Room 110
Labor Temple; Jaa. Campbell, treaeurer;
W. Foxcroft, sttilatlolsn: w. j. Plpea.
sergeant-at-arms; F. A Hodver, V. R
Mldlley, J, H, McVety.lrUBteoa,	
Directors: Fred A. Hoover, J. H.
McVety, Jamea Brown, Edward Lothian,
Jamea Campbell, J. w. wllklnaon, R P.
Pettlplece, John McMillan, Murdoch McKensle, F. Blumberg, H. H. Free. Manas.
Ing director, J. H. McVety, Room 211.
Say. Ilio.
CIL—Meets 2nd Monday In month.
Preaident Geo. Mowat; aeeretary, K, R.
Fleming, P.O. Box «S..
WHITE LEAD in 1-lb, tins...... - ..-. ,.,10o
MUBASCO and ALABA8TINE, in 5-lb. packages, aufff-
cient to do one ordinary size room,  Price...'.............46e
ond and fourth Thuredeyj
Preaident, Chaa. Mattlnson;   raoruus
secretary, J. Brookes; financial aeeretary,
J, tt McVety,   gay, ll»0.
7:16 p.m.
MOVING PICTURE OPERATORS, Local 291, I.A.T.S.E.—Meats every aecond.Sunday of eaeb month, Labor Temple, 8 p.m. President, J. H. Fletcher;
aecretary-treaaurcr, A O. Hansen; bualneaa agent, G. R. Hamilton,- . Offlce:
Room ion, Loo Bldg.   Tel, 8ey, I OH.
, . Union, Local No. Ill, A. F. of M.—
Meeta aacond Sunday of each month, 110
Robson atreet Praaldant. J. Bowyer;
vlce-prealdent, F. English: secretary, C.
P. Howett; treaeurer, w. Fowler.   '
Meets nrat and third Wedneaday, O'Brien
Hall, 8 p.m. President, G, Dean; corresponding aeeretary, F. Sumpter; rtnan-
clal secretary, D. Scott; treasurer, 1, Tyson; bualneaa agent E, R. Still, Phone
May, 1(11.
Decoratora', Local 188—Meet every
Thursday, 7:80 p.m. Preaident J. B.
Phillips; financial aeeretary, J. Freckelton, 811 .Seymour St.; recording secretary, George Powell, '6G0 Fourth Ave.
W.: bualneaa agent, W. J. Nagle, Room
808, Labor Temple.
Branch—Meeta aacond, Tueaday, 1:00
p.m. Preaident J. Marshall; correapond-
Ing aeerstary, Wm. Rowan, Box 1041;
flnanclal aeeretary, K. MoKenalo.
Council—Meets flrst and third Wednesday, Labor Hall, 781 Johnson street
at 8 p.m. Preaident A. Watchman, secretary, L. H. Non-la, Labor Ball. Vic
tone, B.C.
and Jolnera—Meets every Tuesday,
8 p.m„ at Labor hall, 781 Johnston St.
President, J. E. Bryan; recording aecreury, Geo. L., Dykeman; business agent
and financial secretary, W. A Parkinson, Box 286.'
Western Federation of Mlnen-
Meeta Sunday evening*,.In Union Hall.
President, W,, Fleming: secretary-treasurer, M _ _________ B.C.
_   No.  8888.  U.  M.  W. of A.—Meeta
Wedneaday, Union Hall, 7 p.m. President, i Bam ■ Outhrle;. -secretary, Dunoan
McKensle. Ladyaro'th, B. C.
—Meeta. every Monday at 7:80 p.m. In
the Athletic Club, Chapel Street Arthur
Jordan, Box 410, Nanlamo, B,. O.
Western Federation of Mlnera-L
Meeu every Wedneaday evening,- In
Mineral Union hall. Band and orchestra
apen for engagement Theatre for rent
Preeldent, Sam Slovene;-secretary, Bay-
bsrt Varcol, Boa 481. *»oaa|a»d. B. ,o7
era' Union, No. 88, of Vanoouver
and Victoria—Meeta aecond Wedneaday
of each month, 4. p.m., Labor Temple.
Preaident Chaa. Bayley; recording aeeretary, Chrla Homewood, 241 18th Ave.
Union, No. 101, w. r. of M,—Meets
ovary Monday at 7:80 p.m. Praaldant,
F. W. Perrtn: secretary, Frank Campbell, Box 81, Trail, B. 6.
Employees, Pioneer Division No. 101
—Meata Labor Temple, aecond and
fourth Wedneadaya at 8 p.m., -and flrat
and third Wedneadaya. 8 p.m. Preaident,
H, Scbofleld, phone Fairmont 888; recording aeeretary, Albert V. Lofting, 2634
Trunlty straet phone Highland 1672:
financial aeeretary, Fred A. Hoover, 2400
Clark drive.
penters and Jolnera—Room 114.
Sey. 2808. Bualneaa agent J A. Key;
office hours, 8 to 8 Km. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Secretary of manaaamant. committee.
H. McEwen, Room 208, Labor Temple.
Branches meet every Tuesday and wed-
nesday in Room *0iv        ■ 	
and jolnera, Local No. -617—Meeta
Monday of each week, 8 p.m. Executive
committee meets every Friday, 8 p.m.
Preaident Ed. Meek; recording, aeeretary, Jno. Geo, Porter, '08 Labor Tem-
Jle; financial aeeretary. Q. W. Williams,
08 Labor Temple; treasurer, L, W. De-
slel, 806 Labor Temple. Phone Sey. 1880,
i tlonera' Local No. 14-
Meeta aecond and fnuitii
Saturdays, 7:80 p.m. He,,.
Ident,   J.   Klnnalrd;   nm-
  reapondlne secretary,   v
latOiiSoV   Rogers, Room 220, Labor
Temple,   Tel, Sey, 3128.  	
seeond and fourth. Thuradaya, 8:80
p.n>. Praaldant Sam. T. Hamilton: recorder, Geo. W. Isaacs: secretary-business agent C. F. Burkhart Room 208,
Labor Temple. Houra: 11 to 1; 6 to 7
p.m.   gey. 1778,	
floe Room 208 Labor Temple. Meeta
flrat Sunday of each month. Preaident
Wm. Laurie; flnanolal aeeretary, Geo. W.
Curnock, Boom 208, LaborTemple. Phone
Seymour 1784. .	
Union.—Meats' first Friday ln each
month, 8:80 p.m., Labor Temple, W. E.
Walker, bualneaa repreaentatlve. Ofllce:
Room 208, Labor Temple. Houra: 8 a.m.
to 10:80; i p.m. to 2:80 and 6 p.m. to 4:|f
p.m. Competent help furnished on- shon
notice. Phone Sey, 1414..
WORKERS' International Union,
Local 27—Meats seeond and fourth Frl<
lay. Labor Temple, 8 p,m. Preaident
I. A. Beeley; aeeretary, A. w. Oakley,
788 Semlln Drive, phone Bay, 881,
Meeta every Tuesday, 8 p.m.. Room
Praaldant Jamaa Haslett; coi,m«-
pondlng secretary,
63;  flnanolal   sr-
buslness agent
lit,   gey. 8788,
 S._Dasnall, Boa
saoretary,  P.  K.  Brown;
S.   Dsgrall,   Room
218.—Meets Room 801, every Honda.-
8 p.m. .President Fred. Fuller!
flnanolal   saoretary,
   . -    vice
O.    8.    Fhllpot:    recording
Jos. Ruaaall, Labor Temple;
Dai)   Cummlngs;
treaeurer, Geo, Heasell; bualneaa agent'
W, F. Dunn, Room 807, Labor Temple,
. 106—Meets third Tuesday In every
month, In Room 201 Labor Temple.
Preaident F. J, Milne; vice-president tt
Perry; secretary, George Mowat, 111
Dunlevy avenue.  ■■
and Iron Ship Builders and Heliw-
.- America, Vanoouver Lodge No.. 1.1—
Meeta flrat and'third Mondaya, 8j>.m
of America, Vanoouver Lodge No, r 1
Maata flrat and'thlrd Mondaya, III
President, F. Barclay, SIS Cordova East
ajteratary. A. Ffaaer. 1181 Howe Street.
CIOARMAKERS'    LOCAL,    NO.    867—
Meets flrat Tuesday each month, 8
&m.  President Geo. Gerrard; secretary,
obert J. Craig, Kurta Cigar Factory;
treasurer, S. W. Johnson, ; .
British Columbia Division; C. P. System, Division No. 1—Meets 11:80 a.m.
third Sunday in month, Room 204. Local
chairman, T. O'Connor,. P, O, Box 482,
'Vancouver, Looal secty. and trees.,
H. W. Withere, P. O. Box 432, Vancouver,   ^
•II .(Inside Men)—Meets first and
third Mondaya of each month, Room 206,
8 p.m. President, H. P. McCoy; recording saoretary, Geo. Albera; treasurer and
business agent, F. L. Eetlnghaussn,
Room 808,   Sey. 2848.
ASSOCIATION, No. 28 x 82—Meets
every Friday evening, 148 Alexander St.
Presldsnt W. Elliott; secretary, **"
NORTH AMERICA.—Vancouver and
Trinity Branch meeta 1st and 3rd Fridays at Labor Temple, Dunsmuir and
Homer st, room 206.- Robert C. Sam]
son, Pres., 747 Dunlevy ave,; Joseph- L
Lyon, Fin. Sec, 1721 Grant at.; Tom
Smith, Rec. Sec, 943 Broadway west
al Local 887—Meeta flrat and third
Wedneaday, 8 p.m.; Room 204, Labor
Temple. Financial aeeretary, E. Prender-
gaat Room 218.    .
—Meetinga held first Tuesday In- eacti
month, 8. u.m. Preaident, J. T. Ells,
worth; recording and corresponding sec.
retary. W. W. Hocken. P. 0. Box 60S;
dnanofal aeeretary, L. Kakely, P. O. Box
TILE LAYERS' AND HELPERS', Local No. 12—Meeta Krai and third
Wednesdays eaoh month, S p.m. Preaident, J. Kavnnagh; aacetary, E. A. E,
Morrison, 1760 Eleventh Ave. Eaat
Meets last Sunday escb month, 2
p.m. Preaident A. E, Robb; vice-president, A. H. England; aecretary-treaaurer,
ft. H. Neelands, P.O. Box II.
a. 0,
Labor Council—Meets every second
snd fourth Wedneaday at 8 p.m., In
Labor Hall. President R. A. stoney
flnanolal secretary, J. B. Chockley; gen-
oral secretary, B. D. Grant, P. O. Boi
834,  Tha public la Invited to attend,
second and fourth Thureday of eaoL
month In Labor Tempts, corner of Royal
Ave. and Beventh St, at sp.m. President J. L. Hogg, Hankey Blk,, Sapperton; Secretary. A. McDonald, 881. Royal
Ave., New Westminster,
PLUMBERS' and STEAMFITTER8' Local 488—Meata every aecond and
fourth. Friday of month In Labor Hall.
7:80 p.m. Praaldant. D, Wabater; secretary, A McLaren, P.O. Boa Ml, New
Westminster, B. c.	
Santera, Local Union No. 1188—
i every Monday,'I p.m„ Labor Temple, corner Royal avenue and Seventh
street. President, H. C, Scnmendt; secretary, A, Walker, Labor Temple, New
Westminster, B, C,	
Labor Tomple, New Weatmtnater, corner Seventh street and Royal avenue,
every sscond Sunday of eaeh month, at
1:80 p.m. PnHdent, P. Paulsen; aeeretary, 8. W. Jameaon, Vlaltlng brothers
Tx—cm awnBT, a.o.
Union No. 411—Meeta laat Suuda:
ln month at Carpenters' Hall. Preal
dent Glenn Sea'rlei aecretary-treaaurer,
W. D. Black, P.O. Box 840,
meetings In Dominion Theatre, Granville Street Sunday evenings.- Secretary, O. L. Charlton, 8828 Main Street
■nroMM o* 00 as
Coal mining rlghte of the Dominion,
In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, .the Northwest Territories and In a portion of the Province
of 'BrltlBh Columbia, may ba leased for
a term of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of 11 an acre. Not more than
2,610 acres, will be leased to one applicant
Application for laaao muat be made by
tbe applicant in parson to ths Agent or
Bub-Agent of the dlstriot In whloh the
rights applied for are situated.
- In surveyed territory the land muat be
..... ^y aectlona, or legal aundlvla-
tlona, and In unsurveyed territory tbe tract applied for sliall' be
staked by the applicant himself.
Each application must bs accompanied
by a fee ot II, which will be refunded If
the rights applied for are not available,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be -
paid on the merchantable output of tha
mine at the rate, of five centa per ton.
The peraon operating the mine shall
'"    ' lent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity ot merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon.   If the coal mining rights
are not being operated, auoh   returns
should be furnished at leaat once a year.
The lease will Include the coal mining
rights oply, but tha lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever* available
surface rights may be considered necessary fOr tne working of ths mine at tha
rate of 110 an acre.
For full Information application
ahould be made to the Secretary of the
Department ot the Interior, Ottawa, or
to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion
 W. B. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N. a—Unauthorised publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
Use Electric Irons
The coil for continuous operation i» only a few cents per hour.
The iron ii operated from an ordinary household socket;
The irons sold by this company are constructed on the best principles,
this sneani an appliance which is hot at the point and sool at the handle.
The boo bears the manufacturer's guarantee.
Hastiugs Street
1138 Granville St.
near Davis .FRIDAY..:
.JDIaTll, 19U
We show an e-wUept niige oitteae popular models
for *rlrU of 8 to 18-f-ean of afe. Tot will do partictilarly
well to gee themtf you require enytMni} ill thst line. -»For
ityle and quality represented, Ihe prices an deddedhr
moderate. Hot*.*(»»;...   % ■?« i, ..-. j| * 6">f^
'" le'--'
Middy.* blouses in white,
" 'with navy, scarlet and
saxe  blue   collar  and
cuffs,  and  laced  with
cord to match, at...$2.00,
Middy blouses-with
tachable collar and
cuffs; come in white, in
plain or. Norfolk style,
at..::...;.... ;.........$2.00
Norfolk-middy blouses, with'patent leather belt; come in
white, with collar and cuffs of navy, saxe, blue or
scarlet, at.
575 Granville Street      Vancouver, B. C.
gisran a*, waat
Between Abbott end Qenall.
Charming Assembly New Sinner Suits tor Women
Tbe most bewitching styles tbst ever a spring bas seen are here on
...    „ ...— .. ^ur winjow today.   The unuaual beau
       - great measure due to the superior dual
materials, perfect workmanahlp and colore, which make tbem the most
display.   Soma of them "In bu> window'today!
theae new spring suits io-ln a * — "---
attractive suits we have ever shot
of these garments, - They are,deaf
styles; smartly tailored, daintily
ion. Pr.
sighed- In
finished s
Practicability Is tbe great feature
"i the- newest and moat up-to-date
and moat becoming to all woman,
A Few Distinctive Models Are Briefly Outlined Here
Smart navy tailored suits, of fine
French serge- with semi-fitted
ooata, notched.collars and revere.
The coats are out with either the
new atralght or cut-away fronts,
wltb breast pocket and lined with
grey satin. Skirts are in two-
panel atylaa, ahowlng new aide, effects,, Price „u....gaM0 and SSOOO
Handsome ault of light grey
Bedford cord, 'Tbe-coat la-cut on
straight lines wltb two-button faa-
toning and rounded front, coat collar and black satin revere, three-
button fastening, lined wltb
Kay satin. Neatly out skirt,
owing pleats on -aide- sores.
Price,.;'..;      , 18100.
' Dreaay tan ault, made of tho now
plpltn material. The coat ahowa
cut-away front and fancy shaped
back, collar and cuffs, . smartly
trimmed with oream and brown
Eponga, two-button fastening,
lined with tan meaaallne. The
skirt .Is made wltb high walat line '
.and-new.wide front. Price OOOJOO
Fancy black and white Bedford
cord ault. The coat haa a allghtly
cut-away.front, fancy Shaped, col- -
lar and blao kaatln revere, three-
button fastening, tailored sleeves.
with fancy cuss, lined with grey
satin. Fouppieced skirts with
panel front and back. Price t~
Mount Pleasant headquartera for Carpenters' Tools
and all kinds of Builders' and Contractors' Supplies
TOOLS-Best Assortment in City
Closest Prices.
Satiafacsion Guaranteed'
•    If a ToOl.is not satisfactory to you in every
• way, we want you to bring it baok.   We Will
replaoe it, or return money without question.   -      *
. ; : Phones Sey. 2827-2328       111 Hastings Street West
Hardware and Tools
*3 A splendid stook of the best in the world'e market.^..
We make a specialty, of supplying every need and ire- '■'
quirement of the artisan in our line,
7 Hastingi Street West
Phone Seymour 634
Padmore's Big Cigar S t ore
Honest snd Artistic
. ...Dentistry   .
The most scientific slid
.   Open from 9 s.m. to 6 p.m.
602 Hsstings Street Weal   '
•J Operates by the latest, moit scientific and painless methods
Speciabl in Cp>wn, Bridge, Plate and Gold Inlay Work
Hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.        -   •
'   '■    Splendid opportunities in Mixed Fanning, Dairying
Stock and Poultry
British Columbia Grants Pre-emptions of
160 Acres to Actual Settlers at:
~   i     * i *u  i i •*>• .■
TERMS: Residence on the land (or at least
■ .' ■ - two yearn improvements to the extent of $2.50
per actei payment ol $40 at the end of two
yesrs, sad die balance of $160 (ie. $120) in
3 annua! instalments of $40, with interest al 6% ;
For Further Information Apply to
Deputy Minister of Lands, Victoria, B. C.
Socrataiy, Bum. of Provincial Information, Victoria
WW Tain StapTto H
ployed in Capital Oitj
oum the Bituat
VICTORIA,   Juiy- J.-1
Olty Tildes sad Labor Cl
deavorlng to mske the
overstocked lsbor market,
touch with the efforts of c
labor bodies and atteniptli
ways nd means of furthe
terests of organised labor
At leaf meeting a number
were discussed snd If s
contemplated  plans  mat
delegates will hsve plenty
■und for the next tew mon
"The committee find
that 'While  overspeculi
contributed to the curti
credits, untU building
projected works   ate
with the resultant falll
employment; yet, an ev<
part ef rssponalblllty foi
ent conditions,   from
workers krs - suffering,
the authorities, by tease
active support of adver
other methods calculat
tract working people to
while no steps were tak
vide them with employ
"In view .of the pros
continuance ot the pres
trial depression,   and   '
been brought about by
mentioned causes, the
recommend -that me Ti
Labor. Council Invite th
of the city to. gather In
city parka next' Sunde;
' purpose of discussing t
tlon snd causes ot uttem
from which they snd
munlty is now suffering
Ths above Is theconclud
report submitted to the
Labor Council, by Christ
who waa at the previous
pointed 'to. consider the
unemployment aad to rep
The report wss adopts
single amendment that Ins
Sunday, tbe demonstration
place on the last Sunday
three week later, tn order
committee better time to
The same committee wa
to prepare and: carry out t
ths report.
Bakere Orgsnlts
The organisation comml
the Bakera and Contest,!
ers' Internatlonal Local,
stalled anil firmly plante
manent officers ejected,
supplies delivered, the cb
open until the 18th pf Jul)
local has affiliated and e
gates to the central labc
ternatlonal organlied.   Mr
elated oi the Installation.
Open Meeting Advoi
Del. J. L. Martin, repor
special -committee   to
more uniform attendance,
Ing, among other things, t
of debstes be arranged for
Jects such ss ths followln
discussed,   Calling on thi
government to purchase
tures In order to provide
necesssry works and to ens
ment for working pen;' t
question; shsll -the   worl
their poverty? •
The matter was forward!
coming eiecutive; which w
ed next meeting. ,
; To Meet Minister of
' The executive was direc
Itself In readiness to meet
ter "of labor, who Is exp
shortly, a letter to that ef
been received by C. Siver
Gasette correspondent
Longshoremen Hsve T
The longshoremen are h
He with the, Vancouver P
ment Company or their
contractors. Del. Tree ex)
Question In dispute and sta
information of the building
others, that the products 0
pany's plant at Tod Inlet we
- Retail Clerks' Assocl
The council "is watching
interest the action-of
Clerks' Association. Abou
ago the council, following
pathetic attitude towards s
tl'vlty displayed by the m
the counters to Improve t
tlons of. employment, appoli
clal committee which was
tender Its services to the
some doubt seemed to e
whether the association w
any headway or not. No
beea received since the con
ported to. the executive of I
and the council does not kne
Its action is accepted or rej
the other hands news hi
calved of a Clerks' associat
recently organised a brsne
Westminster, where a loc
International had been font
tew weeks before. The sp
■ Ittee was discharged.
As Jim Orlsr Sss
Vancouver Is quite a tow
ways.   It la noted for Its
Ings snd Its shacks; Its a
and Its gssollne stink; si
most the total elimination o
from the outer covering of
residents. If the elimination
a gee string and an umbrel
considered sufficient protect
winter season.—Slocan Reco:
Edmonton Electrical Wort
Edmonton Electrical Wort
than those employed by the
government and the city, a
an Industrial argument with
ployers, chief, among the la
the Burnham Frith Electric
unton had set a day for a
less their demsnds were com'
bosses msde s contra move I
all the union men out wltho
Some 200 men are Involved,
Another "Commissloi
James O'Connell, preside!
Metal Tradea Department, A.;
John B. 'Lennon, treaeurer
Federation of Labor, and I
retson, president of the Ordi
way Conductors, have been :
by President Wilson sa rei
organlied labor upon an lnd>
latlon commission, along win
appointees, three represi
public" and three the emploj
A. F. of k news letter says,
authorises an investigation ei
broad' In. scope, giving suff
Itude to the investigators ti
thorough and comprehensive'
Industrial conditions.'? |l(
been appropriated by the IB
eminent for the commtst
starter. PAGE   FOUR
.....JULY 11, MU
Overalls and Gloves
We oarry a good atook of Carhartt Overalla, bli
black and striped ,~ —#}.
Kentucky  Jeaik — ~  - »-00
Buok Brand Overalls ■
Carhartt  Gauntlets,  $1.50
H. B. K. Gauntlets, 75o to ■
aoa-ia raainp art. w ,
tal. ear. rea
your SUMMER suit
Should be Tailor-made and made by Union Tailors. Fine Keek to select ben
I7D17rk   DCDDV Labor Temple Tailor
r rs.M_,LJ .irEtfvivx „__ u ,___. ...^
Corner Home, aad Daaanait Sm«s
"Beat Three Dollar Hat on Earth"
Richardson & Potts
417 Granville Straet, Phone 3822
VANOOUVER,   B.   0.
wish to announce that Mr. Frank-
lin and members of bis orchestra
are not members of the Musicians
Union. When engaging music for
your next dance or social, make
sure that your Orchestra is composed of UNION musicians.
Far toll Information Phons Musicians' Onion
Sey. 7818.  840 lobeon Street
High- Class
12:30, 1, 1:30,2 p.m.
Minister ot Lsbor T. W. Crothers
wss a guest at lsst week's meeting Ot
Winnipeg Trades and Labor Council,
"It perbsps Is not to be wondered at
that the minister did not deal with the
specific nutters which the labor msn
placed before him, which had been
well prepared and authenticated,"
reads a report of ths council meeUng.
"He kept well to platitudes and gen-
erslltles, but was Very pleasing with
It, and so while eipresslng disappointment the men ail admired the method
of the minister in coining among them
to hear and ascertain just what they
had to say aad thought of various matters." Speaking of Mr. Crothers' visit
to Winnipeg The Voice editorially observes:
"The minister of labor evadea all
close dealing with actual conditions
by a string of platitudes pointing to
the conclusion thst overwhelming
immigration tenda to 'aggregate'
prosperity. He tells us, ss have
other ministers before, that the immigration department has a policy of
refraining from the encouragement
of mechanic Immigration. Which la
true. But the more acUve truth Is
that the whole of the. forces and resources of the department are used by
transportation companies, snd emigration sgencles, snd, parties making
commissions'and grants, to Induce
such -Immigrants to come flowing In
Irrespective of the conditions prevailing."
Union Secretaries Plssse Nets.
If you are the secretary of any labor
union In British Columbia, kindly tor-
ward your name, address and No. of
your union, snd The Federatlonist will
be forwarded to you. For the love of
Mike do It today..
,    Another Phase ef Unisnlem.
Bro, Featherstone at last meeting
ot the District Council of Brotherhood
of Carpenters, reported that Mrs. Fin-
lay, widow ot Bro, Flnlay, who met
his death by drowning, has received
from the general treasurer. Thos.
Neale, of the United Brotherhood of
Carpenten, the sum of MOO.
flmbar Workers Organising.
The organisation of the mill workera
Into one big union will do away with
the damnable conditions, auoh as exists at several mills ln the stats, where
the labeling man gets so much per
month snd feed thrown In. That Is to
aay, it will do away with mess houses,
bunks snd the like. It will do more
thsn thst, it will raise wages, establish
weekly pay days and do away with the
shipping men by the wholesale Into
strike territory to take the place of
men wbo have revolted against unfair
conditions. — Grays Harbor Labor
International President J. 0. Brown,
Timber Workers' union, snd President
B. P. Marsh) of the Washington State
Federation of Labor, are on Grays Harbor, aiding in the organisation of tbe
timber workers of ths district Local
oncers of Aberdeen and Hoqulam locals predict sn lncresse ot over COO
members during the week.
■ Loeal Engineers Win Out,
The Union Seamshlp Compsny of
Vsncouver hsve agreed o grant the
striking engineers aboard their vesssls
sn Increase tn wsges. Tuesday the
engineers of the Camosum, Cowlohan
and Cheakamus, three of the com-
pany'a boats wblch ply up north, went
on strike. They ssked for an Increase
ot wages equal to the wagea received
by the engineers aboard the big C. P.
R. steamships, such as the Adelstde
and Charlotte. The Union Steamship
company's manager, B. H. Beasley,
made a counter proposition, offering
the same terms ss those psid by the
O. P. R. on their smaller bosts, This
waa rejected, but subsequently the
parties cams to terms as stated, Mr.
Beasley explains it this way: "Seeing
that our company has mall contracts
to carry out and that a considerable
number of people up he coast depend
entirely upon us tor communication)
we have been obliged to give way out
of consideration for the people we
serve." -
(By Myla Tupper Maynard.)
Have you, ever been In a etrlke or
a lockout? .
If you have you will feel a sharp
heart ache ea yOu think of what the
men and their wives sre facing.
Whether the hardship at the struggle Is endurable or not depends much
on whether the women understand
what It ail means.
Women are the bnt help ths men
csn have In a strike or they sre a
weight about the neek of those In the
"I wish there weren't any anions.
They are always getting us- Into
Con't you hear some of these wives
saying something like that?
I can, and many men also.
How thoughtless snd Ignorant they
Do you not know that had it not
been for tha unions, wsges would bave
been about half, that thsy have been?
"Do they aot knew that except as
they hang together, workers are aa
helpless ss dogs snd would be treeted
like dogs?
Capital must have labor In order to
make lte profits, but lt does not have
to have ANY ONE man's lsbor. One
msn slone is powerless to make any
terms with the boss of his Job. Thousands of men can, by hanging together, insist on decent hours and
better pay, The' more men standing
as. one msn, the better terms they can
make. If all, the workers In a given
trade or Industry were solidly united,
they could have whatever they asked.
But unfortunately, they are not all
reajiy to get into the unions, In many
places the urioae ere strong snougb
to set the wage standard and men out
of the union get the benefit.  '
Contemptible business, Is It not, tb
get the benefits of * struggle lh which
you plsy no psrt*A   ■■•■••■■
How msny wives wOuld want their
husbands to play this coward's part if
they understood? '■*•
Not many. Certainly we must
lush Tor those who would.
The bosses have. made up their
minds that the unions must be
crushed. They Say they will starve
.be men Into giving up their union and
orce them to go back to work with
no organisation behind them.
Have any of these workers been
getting rich?
Have tbey bullf any fine homes for
themselves? Have they attended any
of the theatres thsy have msde? Hsve
they dined In the hotels they have
O, no! But It Is possible they have
had enough to keep their children In
school and decently clothed an dfed.
Perhaps they have bad butter aa well
as bread If their wives are good msn-
agers. Such extravagance cannot be
tolerated and the union must go.
Without the unions, wages could go
to just as low a point as would keep
the workers sllve. Then profits could
be more for the contractors and the
owners of the buildings.
Brothers and sisters,. stand your
ground. Your fight Is for air labor.
It Is for your children. It Is for sll
of us,
Satirical Syndicalist View.
Damn these "foreign" unions any
way. They are still at It, hammer and
tongs, on Vancouver Island, with the
coal barons, who of course, are never
foreigners, capitalism . being international. Just ths' same, it is truly
amusing to hear the: management of
the coal companies; who are Americans
(and free-born at that) complain about
a foreign "American" union. The company haa elated all along that It would
not object to dealing with a Canadian
union; and to show that It meant bual.
ness, hsvs formed a union of scsbs at
Ladysmlth and labeled It the "Dominion of Canada Miners' Union," with the
company officials acting as officers. As
an organising advertisement the un-
holy union held a bean-test at Duncan, the company paying all expenses.
Here Is a good pointer to the unorganised on "how to get organised cheap,
ly," The strike situation Is stilt unchanged, with the "foreign" Ufalted
Mine Workers of America, paying out
$15,000 a week towards tbe strike. —
The Syndicalist.
Big ''Jim" Catches a PIscs.
After having been unsuccessful In
three attempts to have Hr. John Mitchell, former presldsnt of ths United
Mine Workers of Amerlcs, made state
lsbor commissioner, Governor Sulser
sent to tho Senate committee for confirmation the appolnment of Mr, Jamea
M. Lynch, of Syracuse, president of
the Internstlonsl Typographical union,
for the position.—Dslly press dlspstcb.
"A Roman patrician ooce said thst
It was fortunate for his clsss that ths
slaves did not have sense snougb to
count them and sse how few they
WHAT about your wages?
WHAT about mar hours?
WHAT about yonr overtime?
WHAT about your compensation
WHAT about oyur compensation?
WHAT about your sickness?
WHAT shout your trestmsnt?
ARE you quite satisfied?
ARE you treated properly ?
ARE you pushed hard?
ARE you treated civilly?
ARE you badly paid?    ;
ARE you a slsve?
YOU know living Is mors costly.
YOU know we  sre a wealthy
YOU know that trade Is Is becoming.
YOU know you are not sharing.
YOU know It's no uss grumbling.
YOU know the right remedy.
DOING Is better than talking.
DOING ts better than grumbling.
DOING la better than waiting.
DOING Is better thsn wishing;
DOINO <s better than hoping.' "
DOING Is the rosd to having,.
Every trades union local In
Vancouver awaits a reply.   See
liet of secretaries In Directory
column on Page 2, snd do your
duty.. Do It now.
Nome and domestic
employees union
Membership creed: "Believing that
the home hea a greater Influence on
the community than the community
has on the home, we pledge ourselves
ss members of ths Union, to do all In
our power to dignify the labor psr-
talplng thereto,"
Objects—1, A nine-hour day; 2, a
minimum wage; S, recognition aa a
body of Industrial workers.
In order to accomplish our objects,
It Is essential that all women employees ln homes, Institution, hotels,
etc., In any capacity should become
For further particulars apply The
Committee, Room 106, Labor Temple,
Dunsmuir snd Homer streets, 8: SO to
9:30 every evening except Saturday
and Sunday.
B. of L. F. and E. Elect Officers.
Denver wu selected es the meeting
place of the triennial convention In
1916 of the Brotherhood ot Locomotive
Firemen and Bnginemsn. The convention elected the following officers:
President, W. F. Carter. Peoria, III;
assistant presldsnt, Timothy Shea,
Peoria; vice-presidents, C. V. McLaughlin, Omaha; P. J. McNamara,
Buffalo; George K. Work, Youngstown,
and Albert Phillips, Sacramento.
If In Doubt, Come to B. C.
We do not like the word "alave" and
do not use lt from choice, but the
thing Itself Is worse than the word,
and no matter how we may try to
glose over the fact the present system
of commercial Industrialism must
create slavery as Inevitably ss it
creates millionaires. In our construction camps, In our match factories
end' In our mining localities we have
wage slavery In Canada-Port Arthur
Wags Earner.   ;''       .
' Unorganised Mules Rsbsl.
Fifteen hundred miners at Sydney,
C, B„ Mines, went out on strike Wednesday. The cause of the strike Is
thst no four-legged mules are being
supplied In some of the mines and
practically all of the work of hauling
oars; shovelling and filling falls on the
miners. Thanks to that wonderful
"company" aggregation of two-legged
mules, blinders have been restored
and work resumed, pending "the decision of the (coal operators) directors,
Bookbinders Msks Progress. •
The Internstlonsl Bookbinder, official journal of the International Broth,
erhood of Bookbinders, In ths June
Issue reviews the progress for the past
year. The union hss increased 100 In
number paying per capita tax to the
International office, five new charters
were Issued during the yesr, aad a
number of new .wage agresmsnts have
beea negotiated. While the death et
Pres. Olockling during the year waa a
matter of great regret, hts successor,
A. P. Sovsy, Is a young man of ability
and energy and the International bide
fair to benefit by the change.
Calgary After Conventions.
Calgary, Alta,, Is attempting to get
the reputation ot a convention city,
They have Just landed the next convention of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Englnemen and
are hot after the International Typo-
graphical Union convention, observes
the Seattle Union Record. If they suo-
csed In the latter attempt It may have
tha effect of letting a few eastern
printers know thst there have been
vest chsngas going on In the western
country In the put few years and taht
the west will hsve to be reckoned
with ss the best organised part of the
country and worthy better consideration than has been given in the pest.
Equally Applicable Here.
The District Labor Counoll Is really
the Labor Educational Association of
Toronto,. And yet—and yet—thla educational association needs education.
Fierce philippics sre Indulged In over
wrongs Inflicted on Individuals or trade
associations by capitalists or their satellites. Of what use raging against
police methods, police JusUce. . We
live ln the freest country In God's beautiful world, We can, and do, make and
unmake governments. "We elect tbe al-
dermen, controllers, mayor. The elections sre annual. Not long to welt to
place or replace; the personnel of our
olty government. The city sounell under lta charter controls the polios. That
charter Is framed by the provincial government. .That government Is created
aad lives by the will of the people of
Ontario. Don't you see where all this
leads to? Why, It comes back to you,
to your very own sslf. How or for
whom did you vote at the last olvlo or
provincial election? Waa there a labor-
Its or socialist offering himself for election In your constituency! Did you
vote for hlmf If not, why net? Oh,
quit your childish phlnlnp. Act aa
men. Be not defrauded of that whloh
ta your own. If you lock the nerve,
threw up your ssat In the counoll aad
give *M9-j__a} men with good nd
blood In their "fagju.—Toronto Lance,
If you have a range to buy,
choose our
Malleable Range
It is the only range that gives absolute
satisfaction. Everybody who examines the
Empress Range is most favorably impressed
with it.   Everybody who has used an Bm-  .
press Range says it is absolutely satisfac-
The body of the Empress is made of No.
18 guage polished steel. The steel will not
rust, chip, peel or turn white when heated. ■■
It will not warp or crack. Hand-driven Norway iron rivets with cone heads hold the
walls securely and firmly in place.
No expense has been spared in making
a durable, long lasting range that will give
perfect satisfaction. Buy no other range
until you have seen the Empress Malleable.
We have it in four sizes, at these prices:
$$7.50, $70.00, $72.00, $75.00
Hudson's Bay Storis
The following bave been branded
as   "unfair"   by -South   Wellington
Loesl No. 879, U. M. W. ot A.:
ROBT. McEWAN, Irish.
Welshmen (new shaft)—
ROBT.  L.UDWORTH.  Newcastle,
JAS, KftlM or KRAM, Dutch.
JAS, MACKIE, Scotch.
Hoist Engineers—
Firs Bosses—
Winch "Kid-,    "*..'.
Whsn. ths worklngman is making
the light for better living conditions, a
reasonable number of hours of em-1
ployment, a living wage, and a square
dsal In every other particular, he has
a right to Insist that the church shall
come out clearly and specifically and
take lte Stand with him ln ths struggle— Portlsnd Lsbor Press.
Keep in mind W. D. EVANS
* Co. If you waat to exchange
City Property for a Farm or.
Farm for Olty Property. We
have lots of listers aad can offer
the best buys to be found in the
northwest See us, it we please
you tell othsrs. If wo do aot,
tell us.
est Pender Weat
THE strike is still on at tbe
1 Queen Mine and Silver
Dollar, at Sheep Creek, B. C.
All working msn urged to stay
away until this strike la settled,
Obdkb Tmib Mihbrb* Union
W. J. Curry apeaha In.tbe Labor
Temple on Sunday evening, July 13.
subject: Will Socialism Abolish
and Jewelery
Geo. G. Bigger
148 Haatinga Street West
Mr. Union Man
Here is the place to
buy a union-made
We oarry. the largeet
assortment of union-
made bate in
Leader Exclusive
$2.00 Hat Store
S. W. Corner Haatinga and
Abbott Street*    .
Largeet Canadian Retailers of
137 Cordova Street VV.
. Baaement Hotel Cordova
Stocktaking Sale of
"^E are stock taking and bave a
number ei individual ma
which we era of ami at greatly
Hastiogs Furniture Co.
Wide-Awake Furniture
Company, Limited
Phone Seymour 3887
Good and Reliable
Alwaya to be had at the
Imperial Wine
84 Oobdova SmrarWrnT
Phou**. Sit. 055
|  For All Occasions |
For ysohtlng, motor beating,
-tramping, camping, hunting, golfing, sailing, fishing, touring, pick-
nicking, loafing or working.
T. B. Cuthbertson
M« Hastings W.  MS Oranvllle
•li Hsstings W.


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items