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The British Columbia Federationist Jun 27, 1913

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o-rtion of WsMialmo Major-
-twit   Traitor  to  that
F«d Thmii.
__ *f3y    ROT    X.    MATTHEWS
Thla   strike   will  bo settled by tbo
"IV    who   dig  oosl, tt lt io settled mt
IT*    la   Use * metittment  tbat seems to
* meate the very atmosphere on Vsw-
ver   Inlatnd.
trS'he    peace . which   baa  settled  upon
**m  mtulng  districts elves to the vlsl-
> ... met—   Impression of quiet determinss-
""%    oan   tha   part   of   tbo  men  which
ieen»    not   admit   of   failure.
•, aVlth      _   .-fair     ftrebosseo    dlgslng
-rr^nasTh  eoal  to keep tbe pumps going,
"JIH    as   couple   of  Chlnamsn to shovel
mnlnto   the  furnaces the mines at Na-
.vino.    South   Wellington   and  EJxten-
"   i     are    surrounded   by   a   Sabbath
ss.      This   calm  likewise extends to
=    anrooery,   dry acooda   and  real - est-
,rm*    bualneaa   of   Ladysmlth and  Na?
I ,FS«» merchants, especially of tbo
—m— place, aa-e wriuUas - under the
.- i!t». They -will do anything but be
**.. 'tlemen   enough  to admit that tbey
yle"e always been ted by the miners
,1:      ahould.    therefore,   line   up   with
Hi„fn for- hotter conditions. With one
_Ttwo exceptions, the merchants of
" \almo      would     descend    to' almost
B miserable    action    to   defeat   the
■ r   men   who have kept* them alive.
;0Mhe     hope    that     the   police    court
rtifld    "prove   a   shining   oasis  in  the
,|E5i-t      of     bualnessa     depression  hsus
►     heen    dashed.      Only   two   eases
 any    note   have   arisen   out  of  tbo
bo,  and   in  both   tbe police and the
Crtetrnte had to go beyond even
i- own kind of reason to hit the
hers. : ■■•*
no first case Is- likely to proye
e» for the police than for anyone
i. Some of the younger spirits up
Bxtenalon got a keg or two of boor
proceeded to enjoy themselves
»r their o-wn fashion. A provincial
oeinan wsaa also on tbo job. and
"HJ a-eray -with hia ahare of the beer,
iently   he   not too much, for he ar.
U«x"t    aervenrt  of   tho   beys who bad
a   nothing  to   merit auch attention
_;tever.      The   most   likely  outcome
Uhe   caae  at this writing Is that tbe
cemaa   will   be  charged wltb -per-
Saturday  a -number of women
_    out   bo   aerenssde  some  of the
a  who were scabbing ln the mine
anairao.   "Scab."   ln   an   audible
ta the worst ot -which they were
r.        Three    of' tbem   were   haled
the     police    count   lssst   Monday
Inge.      One   was allowed to go tor
o* evidence.    The other two were
ailed    upon    by   their   lawyers   to
d   Kullty   and  express regret.   The
Erts—   figured   lt   but .that, being the
ease    of   Its   kind,   and   the   first
x_*    that   the   women  had   ever been
ourt,   they  would  be  dismissed, as
so   usual  custom.    He didn't know
_n mgletrete.    Tbls gentleman is Mr.
la.     Simpson,    a   real   estate  agent;
I  the    resJ   estate   business  is  ln  a
——.—    through   the   atrtke.     in   a
of one burying tha dead, he
the  ladles on  the enormity
>i—   crime,  telling tbem they bad
,_jtc    beyond     reapect,"    and  "would
>Ol   the    rdspect   of   their   busbands"
such      other     Insulting    remarks.
he fined them twenty and costs,
ao     counsel    said    tbe    sentence
outrageous. 'Whereupon     the
old*   male   dowager  said he Into   soak   all   such offenders to
H limit,   or   -words  to that effect. Up
(ate    the   fine   has   not. bean  paid,
tho   ladles   have  not  been looked
one    It    lB    not   likely,   however,   tbat
—m.    easy   money   will   be  allowed to
=X»«    without   sua   effort  to bring  it
ss... ■''-.:'
bile   the Western Fuel Co. Is busy
s »i~   to   keep  out of tbe clutches of
J flaw   ln  the United States, Its lick-
sllea   in   Nanaimo  are  trying to dl-
the    miners    on. the   question   ot
no "Herald," a little daily that
ram the squealing for the oompan*
iraja. it is hurt, baas tried to turn
men    against   their   officers,   em-
 uk   a  .rather   strange  method.    It
—tea a -column or two every ladue
jblntlng out how completely things
lltiod up and how eminently cap-
"the TT. M. W. J— offtclsUa are in
ndllng of a strike. It has so
Succeeded In pointing out to the
tho excellent generalship dishy their leaders. Then it pro-
to remark tbat tt is in favor
lonlsm but not. tbat kind of
In spite of tbls, the men
prefer the kind that wins. The
L. also haa the loud pedal on the
that the strike was. called In
terests ot the Washington mines.
id - In . regard' to this, an old-time
of Nanalmo and a settled reel-*
of - the city, "remarked:
th>« story is time, and I don't
__  whether   lt   la   or   not,   then  the
'     owners    and    the   merchants   ot
Dlace   must  be  half-witted, for all
| have   to   do   Is   to   recognise our
a  and  give us halfway decent coa-
Jaa  and they -would settle the com.
ion.    of   the   Washington  mines  In
nute.   Washington or noWaetalng-
. we are  out on strike for a better
Cl&hood   and   for  the protective prln-
of   unionism,   and   we  are going
msy   out   till  -eve  get tbem."
one   who   does  not know of the
L tlons    prevailing   In  these  seines
rancouver    Island   Is   qualified   to
BRpea   an  opinion on the strike. Coal
—ra    are    constantly   liberating,   as
-work,     a   highly    explosive   gas
bs.    exists   in   "pockets,"   sometimes
high   preuure.     Their manlpula-j
of   the   coal  also  releases minute
clea  ot carbon which immediately I
—    with   the  oxygen  in the stir to
""*-*"■     another     gas    which   i a   deadly
There never was an Industrial tyrant, drunk with power, bat. what
at soma time, or other resorted to
the* historic retort, when their <
ployeea rebelled'. "There Is nothing
to arbitrate!"
It Is not a new thing In British
Columbia; The latest use of the defiant term haa. been made during
the paat weak' by two Vsncouvsr
Island coal mine corporations, whose
emoloreas are on atrlka. •    .
last week Vanoouver Board of
Trade offered lta servicU aa a media*
tor in bringing tbe disputants together with a view to an amicable settlement.   .
Th* unbridled arrogance of the coal
barons la fairly well reflected In the
reply to the Board ot Trade offlcen,
reported In the daily press ln theae
On the ground that there' le
nothing about whloh to arbitrate,
the Canadian Collieries and the
Western- Fuel Company havs
written tha Vanoouver Beard ef
Trade declining their aaeletanoe
■ te aettle the etrlke.—Dally Province, June M.
The provisions ot the Coal Mines
Regulation Aet have already been dls-
retrarded with impunity by the coal
mine operators. : In fact that was
what started the trouble nut winter.
The government not only stood tor
the' violation, but tarnished police in
an endeavor to break the atria* whieh.
enatfed after the unton committee
were fired;
"To hell with the conatltutionl" la
•: fovoHte expression across the tariff
Una; but the exclaimanta have nothing on the ooal barons of Vancouver
Island. I
"Nothing  to  arbitrate?"
Well,  well .see about that before!
the  contest la over.
What will Minister of labor Cro-
then have to my or do about it when
he arrive* neat week?
Street Railway Employees Nsgotlatlnn
The Street Rallwsy Employees' Associations ot Vancouver, New West-
I minster and Vlotoria are atOI negotiating a new schedule with the B. C.
"Electric Railway Co. - The. old agree-:
ment expired on Jane 1. The Lemleux
Aot may be need- In an effort to brine
about ah amicable settlement, 'but
there ta atlll good prospects of a local agreement between both parties,
Ontimlat: The paid editorial writers
of the local dally press.
this gas in the atmosphere means
dpntb to anyone breathing it.
Ths neceeslty for proper ventilation
of o mine will be admitted by all.
What can we think, then, ot a company which deliberately REFUSES
The mine at Extension, near Lady;
wiith, waa found by the government
Inspector - to have a aupply of air
which was below the minimum provided by the Coal Mine Regulation
Act, and the minimum la none too
In spite of thla, tbe government did
not prosecute the company or take
any steps to see that the. law waa
complied with,
Especially since It le a well-known
faot that a small expenditure of
money would make the mine fairly
Besides the question of safety, the
men were subjected to every Und of
annoyance 'that the petty bosses could
heap on them, and If any dared to
protest he was Instantly dismissed
and blacklisted everywhere he could
be followed.
After a careful Investigation it must
be concluded that conditions ln these
mine* could not vary well be worse.
That tbe company will use every
effort to make tbem   worse  It the
Ike la broken, la a foregone conclu-
ooal ooKrmncnw to
Strangely ItwiA
bold*n Bewriljr Interested Jn ;
'    J. P. Mil* at Viaaimo     '
Walter Baals, general manager, aad
J. R. Watklns. superintendent, on behalf ot the lasatuah • Superior uoal
Minim Compear, Uadted, operating
la Wuhlagtoo sum, have eatored Into an agreement with T, W. Russell,
presldsnt of Dlstriot 10 of the United
Mine Workers of America, whloh
gtva full reooiBltlon to the unloa
and toes Into effect oa November let
next Meantime only development
work Is being carried on.
- In connection with above tt la Interesting to note that Hr. von Alven-
elobea ot Vancouver Is president of
the Issaquah ft Superior Coal Mln-
ing Company, ai* well u preaident
of the compsny, Which operates the
Jingle Pot mine >»t Nanalmo, where
..the union minen are not on etrlke.
It Is* alae stated on authoritative
sources that the company 'owning the
mine at Issteuah owns 40 per cent
of the stock In ths Jingle Pot mine.
Rather strange thst ths preha and
company tackles, who have heen sustaining this compsny la their refusal
to recognise the Hatted Mine Workers of Anuria will longer allow theae
companies to demoraUse Industrial
conditions because ot their refusal to
recognise the United Mine Workers
of America without raising a "rigorous protect, or will they continue to
allow themselves to bs placed In a
ridiculous light before thinking
people? '■•'■'■'
<nmmcAL Dwsrnoir
DeapiU Acutely Overstooked Ltbor' Market in^Oanad* Immi-
■■~:.   ""ration Vnlturei Boar
■ If the hundreds of Idle new arrivals
In Western Canada could lay hands on
some of the persons or sgencles re-
sponsible tor their being landed here,
under the grossest kind ot misrepresentation, the chances are such advertisements as the following, clip.:
pea from a recent Issue of The Stat.
fordahlre Weekly Sentinel, would be
cancelled forthwith. Read this from
the "Situations Vacant" column: .
CANADA.—Ursently: BnUdlns Tradesman, Labourers, Brickyard Hands,
Gardners, Farmhands,- Coachbutldsrs,
Blackamltlis,' Laths Hands, Vertical
Hands, Fitters, Machinists, Moulders,
Drillers.—Union Transit, il, South Casv
tle-at, Liverpool.
"Urgently" Is good. It Is alio o malicious falsehood, a deception and a
fraud.- It la more. It Is criminal.and
contrary to every conception of common decency.
Such bare-faced treachery to the
working class, at a time when thousands sre unemployed In Canada,
could only he conceived In the minds
of mimaa hyenas, who will stop at
nothing In sn effort to filch the
remaining pennies from labor market
victims et the old lend.
News-Ad: "TberaSire ao Idle
-Ht 'yt—maWmft there-are
ther are aot serifaly seeking
work, lodging h^tkaftllure ef the
Canadian Nertheesv raUwar te
seoute men in thejefty for - construction work Juet jfertb ot Kamloops.     .;..-'        ;-''TWL
'The compsny.
1100 msn. They
agsnt* to seean
per day, with tea*
m for Work
proposed to
» board, bu»
privilege of
if   they
mea were not
dollar upon appll
either, The oorai
charge |« psr week
the men  had the ..
boarding   themselves
wished to do ao.   ;
"After seourlag  fte dty aad
eallstlng the aid «t\ the employ-
'  ment agencies, the Company Waa
only able to secure from Vsneou- '
ver thirty men, ceipaly a small -.
percentage  of the. number required."^. |
Yes, the workers of paoottver _*i
guilty to the chargee^mads la Wed*
naedaya NewHU. There si* ae
Idle as* la Vaaeaavs*"—who will eo-
espt the vvsaa aad eehdltleae offered
'" Thank Haven ther have still re-
talned sufficient mashood to' refuse
to become peons, eve* If they do need
the permission of the boss to accept
h.  . ■■';• • .■: •-.' 't ;
A ten-hour day of killing work-for
a measlsy (8.75; more than halt time
lost by wet weather; nothing going
on but a board bill! sleep In lousy
bunk-bouses;     eat    sow-belly
UV. t. % R0 Wl tlaaVLT
JLftsall tMSTOlea.
L  This |* th* potated aaestic*
Is* th* Maaaiao If atria    •
'   loUkaa trom th* volume *f edvle*
s^Sm^apaa,        '
Rev. J,
speuh - deliveied br the
.... vi First Baptist Chui '
.., .„,—'- fe to ths local Branch „
the United ItSe Worksrs of America,
on June |l:-■■■:•        ■" ..  ...;    .
Mr. Chairman, Ladies add Gentlemen: Permit me Is ths first place to
express my pleasure In' being asked
to .addrea yon at thl* time of test
and trial. lam going to addrea yon
.oa, the subject oT'The Ifigliw of
Revolt" It le ebvtoua to the most
supernhlal stuueat of the usee that
the mat significant faot In the world
of msn today is a certain temper of
spirit hod thought, and of action, that
could only he defined aa revolt. This
temper poesesea the entire labor
world: It Is their religion, for revolt
Is rellgtea. That- Is s phase of religion not oftea dealt with;'       ', ■'■_
la fact, the first thing evidenced ttl
a' really Christian man Is revolt  Sfcl
volt against   Individual  sin;   revolt!
against ergaalsed sln;> whether It he
ia the private domain of a man's lite,
or organised social sins.
Chrlrtlaalty Is revolutionary. The
prophets of tne Old Testsment were
sll revolutionists. Mian, a yeoman
farmer, headed a revolt of the crofters of Palestine against the combined
powers of capitalism and priestcraft
__Z^'_-___l_l£_ O.V Jerusalem, when theee oppressors ef
*^_tm_m^T» !SS,isSlf>* P«to «»•'«. wes a most luxurious
nrice it itS__-ft^_tVi_t'^^^ Mtcshdeaounced
a_1tJ_-f_Teaaa\!ma_ ^iSbbdebaucherla ot the rich and the
&vwlL.TCs;!»'u trab^Ld'^irth.
like mules by a rough-neck mule and | ISiSSSS J"*!?.SS-Tm-^l-^.
lahor skinner, at work that even
Orientals refuse to tackle; said In
time checks when fired, which sre no
Mod fer days to the recipient, and
herded like cattle.
True, "they are not seriously seeking work"—st least, such kind of work.
All of which Is the one redeeming
hope of the working class In thla province, whether the madams of the
corporate dally press like lt or not.
If such Insults are spit Into the
fape^. ot the, working clsss often
enough hy press' apologists for rallwsy contrscton they may sosm day
etrlke back. That the removal of a
few such worts on the body politic
would do good no decent person will
.   Msny Mere Men Than Jek*.
Rev. H, Fane Edge, local Immigration and hospital chaplain of the
Church ot England, called on Ths Fed-
erstlonlst Wednesday, relative to the
*m^_-t_a\^S_2m*_%-£}°^^ «»™>l' «•
\\a_aT-*a  -*7a__$& ■ ««W» •» «--f.-1» _<*■
—.-^,* „■ ^-^-- .—— wo
priesthood of the country. The priests
ware prssent, aad even acquiesced ln
some ot the mat awful lustful practice. Mlcah aroused the people and
the unholy alliance waa for a time
dissolved. But capitalism ht its spirit
la ever the same and the modern
church has succumbed to Its Influence,
Too many of our modern preachers
are alienated from the workers snd
unblusblagly ally themselves with
despotic capitalism, Mlcah, If he were
her* today, would Unhesitatingly head
a revolt,—The apostla would, raise
their volca ln the streets snd de-'
nounce the oppressors, whether
priest or capitalist.
I said, Christianity is revolutionary.
Jesus Christ wss the greatest revolutionist that ever lived. He, himself
declared that he came aot to bring
peace but a sword. He was In revolt
against organised and ever legalised
sin, He came to establish a revolutionary society.   He denounced the
"Do the a^aere of Naaalmo have
to he toM how ther ****» ran their
- .,-._htitaai;-0M*-.:ilmslHaW- _
tout to betray the stlaers tat* the
eiateha* of the Western Fuel CCa-
aaay, w* w**U aay that th* HetaM
seems to think n.
Hss the Herald been sobeMlsed br
th* Weater* IM Oossaaar, aad is
It only playing th* pan of a well-
trained parrot aad awmthlag the
wishes of that eoauaayt There is aa
old axiom about, "Men who bsad the
.venal kna that thrift 'may fellow
tajralng." Ia the* Herald tt tht*
typsf Ws do-not kaow, but ths lam
that the Nanalmo miner* refaa* to
be Influenced by lte sbesrd attempts
to perauads them to return te work
would Indicate that the miner* are a
bit susptclous.
Praumsbly moved by mercenary
motlva, or because ef being to*'
dwarfed tn brain to underatand th*
of society or to know that
■s are struggling to totee
necessary protective rights,
" has worked Itself Into a
and la trying to convince
that wrong should prevail,
over right, by vomiting vile Insinuations and false Indictments against
th*. United Mine Worker* of America.
Having but little constructive genius
ef Its own thla champion of the eoal
companlee la compelled to depend
largely upon clippings takeav from
other publications. It seems to be
a sort of a scrap hook rather than
an organ of originality, snd anything
that la Intended to afloat discredit
oh the mlnei*' unloa Is conspicuously
Neted therein. So it la that we see
n the columns of the Herald stereotyped aeeoonu of sons defat suffered by the U. M. W. of A., but What
ot the victories wen by the
oreanlatlonT If the Herald Is not
actuated by slilster motives why
dew lt put the defeats so prominently
to the forefront and remain silent on
the victories? This defender of corporate greed seems to find great satisfaction In telling of what lt terms
our defeat In Nova Scotia, but what
of ths poor wretoba who, as a result
s  ■■ m —i s
aaU mma-aaa% at _m
^a^^^araj ^^^m*twoa~amaaaaamW wa amawa*
a%awf aW MMj'*
* '^^^a\,-, "fb^A^lUgii V
th* part otl
sad  Vai
co*aeo —fwmaatm
crimp haa beea est latat lisst e*s .
employment agseey. Aid others .*<■ :
he placed o* the carpet wtthta a a
to show can** why thsy too Mo**      ?,?
permitted to fllaflaa  helpeM* Mb-
Th* FsderaUonlst haa bee*'	
any advised that tips Hose** et
Welch of tha CoaasopoHtsa 	
meat Agency, Vsaoouver, h
cancelled snd will no longw h* *(s*>
mined to do buelaea.
Hm—d—felSSk"j!* Teow helplessly I thst
Another instance of the attitude of
the   provincial   government   In   the
strike ia seen In the makeup of the I   "Why, you don't man to ay that
:   hoard'Whlfih   UaUea   Oertlfl.f aa,,a.h   nnnnnml.   In   •tnrt.l—   .mil.
examining hoard whloh Issues certlfl.
catea of competency. Thie Board le
supposed to be composed of one man
appointed by the company, one by the
miner*, -and an Impartial member appointed by tbe government. When
the strike waa called at Cumberland,
the company notified the government
that the appointee of the men, being
no longer ln the employ ot the company, waa not qualified to alt. Thereupon the Chlpaman employed In the
mine aa'scabs elected one ot the fire-
boeaes to the board. Tb* company
then, owned body and soul by the
Canadian Collieries,-: and acta accordingly. It laauea certificates of "competency" to scabs aa fast as they sre
brought forward, even tf they* never
aaw a mine before In their lives. The
Importance of thia can be realised
when lt la known that mining re-
quire* a certain degree of technical
skill and knowledge to even reduce
the chances of death and injury:
What would the citlsens of Vancouver aay If street care began to
run at high speed without tenders, or If contractors began using dynamite in the centre of town without
any regard for life and limb? Tbelr.
protest and action would be sudden
and swift ; Tet when far worse conditions than these exist in the production bt the coal they burn, It excite* bare comment, or lt there be
any,'it I* ln condemnation of the victims instead of the guilty. Is lt because the public conscience Is relieved by the fact that forty* miles
of aalt water separates It from th*,
scene of the crime? Or Is lt because
Ozae   bait   of  one   per cent otl TO THAT CRIME?
TH* V. M. W. tOOUS
wutixn run. company
DUikM "Fetsifnwi" at' Home,
Bnt Plays the Oat** at
■an frandaoo
"By ths way, Is this Western Fuel
Co. we hear and read so much about
Just now In the dally dlspstches from
California the ame Western Fuel Co.
we know so much sbout on Vancouver Island?"
Yes, gentle Inquirer, the ame patriotic flag-wavers you read and bar
camps. He knew the statement to be
false, inssmuch ss he himself had In.
terceded tor some 30 or 40 men only
s few dsys previously, and the contractors' agents here had refused them
work aylng they had already more
than, they needed.
From another source it is lamed
by The" Fed. thst 1500 Russians en
route were refused work by ths ame
contractors for thq same reeson, snd
were thus refused entry at Portland,
How would you like to be one ot
the kiddles again? No school for six
such opponents to 'foreign agitators'
and everything foreign would be
guilty of selling their coal to foreigner* aad then bilking the foreign country's treasury out of tbouande of dollars of customs duty, do you?"
Sorry, hut facta are facta. Same
bunch. If the California district at-
torney's resignation causa tbe necessary stsneb at San Francisco there
may ha something to "arbitrate," after all; so 1st tt go at that for this
week. '
At last ons minister of ths gospel
—Rev. J. H. Howe—hss the courage
of his convictions, He haa dared to
take his coat off and line up with
the striking miners; much to the
chagrin of the Nsnslmo Herald, official press champion of the coal
Sunday, June SI—Typographical
Union, 2.30 p.m.
Monday, June 30—Street Rail-
wsymen's Executive; Electrical Workera, No. 313; Bro, of
Carpenters; Tssmaters; Clgarmakers.
Tusadsy, July 1—Union Label
League; Organisation Committee; Sign Painters; Clgsr-
makers; Shinglers; Tailors,
Amal. Carpenters; Rallwsy
Firemen; Brlcklsyers,
Wednesdsy, July 2—Home snd
Domestic Employees; Steam
Engineers; Tile Layer*; Photo
Engravers; Amal. Carpenters;
Street Rallwaymen; Plumb-
era; Tailors.
Thursday, July 3—Retail Employees; Ship Csrpenters;
Painters; Sheet Metal Wort
ers; Railway Carmen; Trades
and Lsbor Council.
Friday, July 4—Upholsterers;
Psttern Mskers; Culinary
Trada; Hod Carriers and General Laborers; Iron Holdsrs;
'Letter Csrrlers; Building
Trades Council.
Saturday, July 6—Nil.
Ot course, He,: was crucified. They
would unhesitatingly do the same today with your lesders. But there Is
a force In the world whloh Christianity
has. produced which cannot be overthrown. It Is that personal sense of
worth, that personal sense ot consciousness, which causes the spirit of
*f NOtaTSeoua »'
for $1.35 per day, and who, tn order
to ward oft starvation, are actually
estlng flesh of dogs? Hu the Herald
no word of sympsthy tor tbem, or
would lt dare give expression to It
it It bad?
However, ln order thst our enemies
msy be enlightened we advise that
the U. M. W. of A. did not suffer
a defeat In Nova Scotia. It wa the
miners of Nova Scotia who allowed
themselves to be divided and deluded
by such evil influences ss ths Herald,
who suffered s defeat, and lt Is they
who are now paying the penalty for
tbelr foolishness.
Again, we Ind the Herald throw-
Ing more "limelight" on the U. M. W.
of A. and attempting to discredit us
by flourishing the fact that ault haa
.Frederick fc .*elnn, a vaauaeajf:?
msn, assumed the dutia of tsMp
specter of employment aasnssaa) tsMK.-
the reeentlr-cnscted ordei't* IllMsT. ■
on Wednesday last. The smslatassM
of Arnold F. Oeorge. ea Ottawa*"-* '
announced ame weeks age, waa aet
conflrmed. . ■.- '■■-  ' :~
Inspector Qulnn paid • visit I
Labor Temple and secured
tlon oonoemlng oomplatat*      .
msde by tbe oooaefl, H* slso w**t
over the ettutie* wHh the Barer sad
chief of police, wttk a view to tk*'
roughly acquainting htaaelf with eon-
dlUon* prevailing la local aad other
employment egeacto*..   V
To The Fsderatloalat My. Qulan expressed himself ae deterasla*d to es-
force ths prorkdoas of P. C. MM. "Th*
department haa given me very wide
powers end I preface to eUalaata
some of the evlht cooplslned of by
Immlgraete.and others who have ns>
doubtedly been vlctlmUed." ssld Mr.
Qulnn. "And In thie deteradnatJen I
have the backing of the depertsseat"
Affidavit* Fwwarded DepartmwL .
Thst persistency someUma seeni**
raults IS evidenced by the above. At
lut meeting of Vancouver Tndaaad
Ubor Council It will be I        " "* "
rsvolt so manlfat tod*y„ The analheen entered by the West Virginia
of Individual worth is now so strong I rains   owners   against   our   union.
that men refuse to be coerced ss
hitherto. The universal revolution Is
a demand tor personal and corporate
recognition. To obtain that recognition the workers have to combine.
Without combination they are helpless. Society Is conservative;.capitalism Is despotic; human lite unimportant; profits essential.
The clua consciousness of labor
has grown tremendously, It demsnds
adequate recognition. Thtt class consciousness Is expressed In Trada
Unionism. It Is its organised expression. All thinking men wtll agree that
the present commercial code is Immoral; that lt places In the hands of
the capitalist clus s power absolute
and oppressive. To protect themselves, the workers of tbe world have
to organise. Every organisation Is an
evidence ot the spirit of revolt In
this spirit of revolt we see the muter
mind of the Christ whose spirit still
trsvallleth amongat the poor and op
pressed. His principles are bearing
fruit. His kingdom Is gradually extended,
"How aad why?" Thae questions
are answered by the presence of the
spirit f revolt It Is of Hie spirit.
Unionism Is Brotherhood. It Is the
weapon of brotherhood. It spells security and defence, It Is revolt's
legitimate form of exprealon. It is
the worker's wespou of defence, Whst
other weapon can workers possess
snd employ? None whatever. Revolt
hu always an objective point. Tbe
trada union objective point Is the
ume u Mlcah's. When Mlcah spoke
to the crofters of Palestine he painted
a picture of Industrial happiness snd
freedom. "In thst day every man
ahall sit under his vine and under his
fig tree and none shall make them
afraid."   That la whst Trsdes Union-
"Buck Brand" Overalls and Shirts are Vancouver-made, Union-
made and the best made.   In addition to this they are backed by
our own guarantee to
make good any defects
within 30 days
The campaign for the use
of British Columbia made
goods, and tho products of
the farms of thin province
-ln the homes ot Vancouver
to be, undertaken by the
Progreas Club, la rapidly
taking form. A letter has
been drafted which will be
Hent to, every women's or-
f;anlzation In the city, urg-
iiff them to use, Insofar as
fioHHlble. only goods made
n BrltlHh Columbia, and
also asking for their aup-
B>rt   In   tnls   movement.--
ally press news Item.
1176 Homer Street Vancouver, B. 0.
Therefore, we presume thst we may
ssk the Herald what of the suit now
pending ln the federal Court of Ban
Francisco against certain officers of
the Western Fuel Company, who are
alleged to have swindled the U, 8.
government ont of $460,000. Hu the
Herald no "limelight" to throw
tbls feet, or why Its dap silence on
this subject? It Is common practice
for predatory interests to Invoke!
lsgsl entanglements to hamper the!
growth of the organised lahor movement, but the United Statu government does not usually sue to recover!
stolen goods unless It la reasonably
sun It hss the thief with the goods.
In furtherance of this campaign of
r* ••••ion, we find the Herald proclaiming that "wages and working
conditions ln the Nanalmo mines were
better than thou prevailing In the
union mlnu In Washington." To
prove how empty of truth this declaration Is, we submit the following proposition: If the Hersld an Indues
'ts wasters to concede, not better but
the equivalent of the prices snd con.
dltlons of employment that apply ln
tbe Washington mines, we will sgree
to mat them and sign sn sgreement
any time lt suits thslr convenience
to do u.
In their mad efforts to' stampede
the Vsncouver Islsnd miners snd decoy them Into tbe snares of oppression snd greed, our detainers bave
(Continued on Page Four.)
lsts of the world' are fighting for:
the right to live, and the right to
live rightly, not In bondage, not ln a
state of fear, but In the fulness of
economic security.
Unionists aim at attempting a gal,
thi>t goal, security. "And none shall
make them afraid." Let that bs our
watchword. Then oppression will be
sternly fought and the days of despotism, sbsolute capltaliat control,
will pass away. No cruel discrimination then. I knew personally, Mr.
Richardson, who wss compelled to
lesve this country for no other crime
know the story of his cruel, forced return to England. He wu a magnificent man; an earnest, manly, Christian, well-read, with a character unexcelled In this province, In my opinion. Yet, economically speaking he
was a doomed man, for work was
tented him and, turn where he would,
the octopus of discrimination caught
him. If auch a man u Richardson
should have such treatment as that
meted out to him what chance have
you. I don't want to appeal to any
class prejudice, but 1 want to warn
you to be careful, lest your enemies
may succeed In their plan, vis., that
of causing a division among you. It
they succeed, you would betray the
labor of the world.   Remember your
I watchword, "And  none  ahall -make
I them afraid."
In tbe mattdSsiranVr.'hvOoaaeU MU,
and tn the matter of the Cosmopolitan Employment Agency, B. Welsh,
I, Christopher Pattlnson, of the city
of Nanalmo, ln the province of British Columbia, national organiser ot
the United Mine Workers of America,
make oath and say, u follows:
1. That on Wednesday, the 4th day
of June, 1913, when the train bringing
the sixty-one miners trom England aa
route to Cumberland; British Columbia, arrived at Revelstoke I entered
the ssld train for the purpose ot adVnV
Ing the ssld miners of conditions at
Cumberland, and tbet there wu a
etrlke on at the mlnea there. I was .
accosted by one, Oeorge Care, In tha
employment of the Cosmopolitan
Agency of Vancouver, M, C, of which
E. Welsh Is the proprietor, sod the
ssld Cave endeavoured io prevent me
from Interviewing the uld mlnen, end
ssMUIted me by grabbing pa by tha
throat and stating that he would choke
at! aad be desisted on the Intervention ot the men.
1. Oh the -Hh day of June, lilt, I
met the said Cave la the City ot Vancouver, British Columbia, when be '
threatened me that he would" get me
yet, Ms exact language being: "I will
get you yet Pattlnson; I got the Dago, '
and I wtll gat you."
3. His reference to the "Dago" waa '
that there was aa Italian organiser1
st Cumberland by the name ef Joseph
Angelo, who wes assaulted by the uld'
4. I have read over the affidavit of
Robert Foster, sworn this date, relative to the convenatlon between htm
and the uld E. Welsh. I was preuat
when the said conversation took place,
and corroborate tha statements m the
said affidavit.     .7.       '
Sworn  before me at tbe City of
Vancouver, British Columbia, thla tth
day of June, A. D, 1HJ.
A Commissioner for taking affidavits
within British Columbia.
In tbe matter of Order-ln-Councll 1011,
ind In tbe matter of the Cosmopolitan Employment Agency, B, Welsh,
I, Jamea H. McVety, of the City
of Vancouver, In the province ot British Columbia, make oath and say, u
1. That I am an officer of the Vancouver Trades and labor Council, and
that part of my duty Is to uslst working men In securing payment of their
wages and the return of fees paid to
employment offices where the feu
have been collected under fslee pretences.
2. That during the last twelve
months more thsn five hundred men
hsve msde complaints to me about
the misrepresentation ot conditions by
Vancouver employment agencies; that
at least one hundred of the complalata
have beea directly against ths Coa-
mopolltan Employment Agency, particularly by men who have been seat
to districts where strikes existed and
who refused to work under such conditions and demanded a return of their
fees for such employment..
i. I believe that the Cosmopolitan
Employment Agency Is ons that should
not be granted a license under Privy
Council 1028, on account ot the said '
misrepresentations that an made by
it, tn particular to Immigrants that
speak In foreign tongues.
Sworn before me st the City of
(Continued on Page rear.) PAGE TWO
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In the BANK OF TORONTO are proving to
be a great convenience to
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With theee accounts either of two persons of tbe
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twice a year. In event of
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Cor. Hastings & Garrall Sts.
New Westminster    Victor's
See thafr-this tabei "is Sewed
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It stands for all that Union ,
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SEEMS      ,
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the B. C. Federation ot Labor, with
which Is afflliated 16,000 organised wags-
Issued every Friday morning.
President  —Jas. Campbell
Vice-President J. W. Wilkinson
Vice-President J. McMtllar
Treasurer. -.„  J. H.'McVety
Managing-Editor. B. Parm, Pettipl    '
OStosi   Boom Bie, labor Trapls
predecessors In history. In (act, the
irregularity ot his employment, the
frequency with which he is out ot
work, Is the most alarming feature of
the worklngman's condition. The
toller of today can not work when he
wants to, or when be ought to, ln
order to support himself snd family.
He can work only when lt Is to, the
profit of the. employer that he should
do so.—Victor L. Berger.
Subscription:    11.00 per year:  In Vancouver City,  11.26;   to unions subscribing In a body. 76 cents.
"Unity of tabor; the hope of the world."
11/ PAPER. If this number Is on It
your riUbscrlptlon expires next Issue.
If the big corporations, mining companies and other employers of this
country even temporarily make good
their determination to "utterly smash
unionism" they can surely look for
something a great deal more to be
feared ln Its place.
The workera ot thla continent will
refuse to starve to death.
And It Is Impossible for them to
lower their present standard of living
without serious consequences to the
If this province Is to be run by Sirs
Bill and Oan, wltb the government u
an auxiliary to their machinations the
sooner the workers know lt the better, for tbe sooner will there be a
remedy devised.
Ths unemployed snd other workers
are already obout fed up on endeavoring to maintain decent living conditions ln tbe. face of a glutted labor
market for which the government is
directly responsible as the result of
Its "liberal immigration policy."
With big strikes oh ln both the coal
and metallferous mining Industries ot
the province; with the building trades
demoralised, and every other source
of employment Jammed full of Orientals' and oheap foreign labor of every
description it Is about time, for the
English-speaking workers of British
Columbia to make a noise like men,
If the old axiom that "necessity will
compel tbe workers to do the right
thing" bas any longer any significance
the corporations and employers of this
province had better hare a care.
The breaking point la not far distant.
After all It were better to die fighting like men than starving to death
like, a bunch of mollycoddles.
The governmental powers should
have a cure.
The responsibility Ib upon their
heads; not those ot hungry men, women and children.
Railway commission" "decisions" ln
Canada are no longer decisions.
Hpw many union labels have- you
on your person?
Better a "hair-brained labor agitator" than a smooth-tongued sermon
Izer in the - employ of the bosses. a
Men'who.do anything must expect
criticism. The latter is a privilege
exercised mostly by those who do
little else.
The Eastern Lsbor News, published
by Percy D. Ayer at Moncton, N, B.,
hss received quite a boost. It hu
been debarred from tbe public library
at St. John, N. B,
The "McBride" theatre Is to be
opened st Victoria In November next,
says a news Item ln the dally press.
Presumably referring to a special ass-,
sion of the legislature or something
of tbe sort
We do not believe lt is the function
of ghosts to make laws for the living.
While we respect ancestral wisdom,
we do not propose to substitute lt
for the evidence of our senses.—
Balnbrldge Colby.
A great beetle fell crushed and
wounded to the earth. Barely hsd It
time tb commence feebly dragging Itself along the ground when lt was
set upon by a number of ferocious ants.
Grasping the unfortunate with their
powerful Jaws; tbey commenced to
tug horribly at legs, broken wings and
mangled flesh. Happening that way,
a solemn caterpillar paused before the
sorrowful sight, and thus addressed
the ants:
"You terrible creatures I Do you
not see tbe suffering you so thoughtlessly Increase? Why do you not succor your wounded fellow oreature?
See, he writhes ln agony. I beseech
you, be lust! be merciful!"
Whereupon the Ants msde an end
of the Beetle and rushed suddenly upon
the Caterpillar, beginning to pull and
tear Its flesh as they had done the
Beetle's. But the Caterpillar, being
healthy and vigorous, struggled violently to escspe. Seeing this, one ot
the Ants rose up and said:
"How now; friend; why do you seek
to make life difficult for us? Do you
not know that our colony suffers tor
food? Many of us are starving and
the pangs of starvation are a thousand times worse than the bites of
our. sharp mandibles. Behold your
friend, the Beetle, lying still, past all
pain and trouble. Misery hu left
him. At no more cost to yourself thsn
this, you give life, to many. I beseech
you, be just! be merciful!" But the
Caterpillar struggled more violently
than ever.
. Moral: There are no such words ss
Justice and Mercy in the Struggle, for
Union Made Paper
The Only Shop
in British Columbia usingpa-
Ser stock bear-
ig the watermark (label) of
al Paper-makers Union
Mall Orders Promptly Filled
Phone Seymour 824
"If you always demand the union
label on your purchases you will soon
be known as a union man, and not
merely as a member ot a union.
Three-fourths of those who call themselves union men are only members of
unions. IA union man always demands the label."
The emancipation of woman side
by side with the emancipation of labor is the next great step In the evolution of the race, and when It is
achieved we shall breed men In place
of the monkeys who now delight In
disturbing suffragette meetings—W.
T. Horn, Whonnock, B. C.
"Hungry mobs do not think."
Therefore it Is the duty of every
unionist to become an organizer and
a teacher. Get tbe workers Into an
organization, where they can
reached collectively and tbe future
Will care for Itself.   Organize!
Eight federal cabinet minister will
visit the Coast during the next few
months, Including Premier Borden,
Hon. W. T. White, Hon. Robert Rogers, Colonel Sam Hughes, Hon. L. P.
Pelletler, Hon. touts Coderre, Hon.
Thomas W, Crothers and Hon. Prank
"When a man works overtime he
usually gets paid for overtime. Some
men get time and a half or even
double time for overtime. When a
woman** works overtime Bhe gets a
pain ln her back, cramps In her limbs,
nche In her head, wrinkles ln her face
and a grumble from hubby."
If the suffragettes should happen
to accept the old biblical Injunction
which runs something like this: "An
eye for an eye," etc., the responsibility will rest upon a few old women
of uncertain sex at present lording
over the property Interests ot the
glorious hemplre.
British Immigration to Canada Is
heavier this year than ever in the
past. Prom January to April the
newcomers from the United Kingdom
numbered 66,911, or more than half
of all the emigrants from.that country. Up to tbe end of May 36,000
emigrants hsd sailed from points on
the Clyde, all of them bound for the
Dominion. >'
Pastor Russell addressed an audience of some 3,000 ln tbe Arena rink
lsst Sundsy. He arrived in Vancouver by a special train ot Pullmans,
accompanied by some 200'attendants
end celebrities of hts cult. The
creaking loose boards of the arena
lent local color to the publicity pas.
tor's 'theme: "Beyond the,Grave."
What looks like a new ."criminal"
charge under the folds of the U. S.
Starves and Strikes is this week introduced at Faterson, N. J.. A labor
editor has been thrown into jail and
will be tried for. "aiding and abetting
hostilities to tbe government." Huly
gee! If Bowser gets hold of this precedent it's all off. ; »!'.-,
difference ' to the employees, however, whether- they are* shortchanged
In the pay envelope by a good patriotic Canadian or a bad foreign' Am'erl->
can company;; The difficulty o( trying to moke ends meet et the end
of the mjSfth. wpbdJgoB&ttaileseV;
: A few days ago the daily press was
emphasizing the. neceslty of more
school teachers tot the province of
Saskatchewan. ;■ Yesterday- the same
press tells us 73 woman, teachers
have practically- gone on strike tor a
higher "schedule of salaries," as the
dispatch delicately puts lt. Thus Is
the news-serVlce of the A. Pi- snd W.
P. used u a means of misrepresenting the true conditions affecting the
interests of those who must ask for
tbe privilege of earning a living.
"You must give in order to receive.
If you went shorter hours (ind more
wages, you must pay for them through
your unions. If you want social legislation and ultimately social emancipation, you must support the labor
movement and Its right arm—the labor
press. There Is no escape from then
facts. To do one's duty may entail
sacrifices, but the way Is clear. The
road to the co-operative commonwealth
Is not going to be paved with roses,
and the sky, u we travel on, msy
seem grsy more often than lt seems
Says the, Nelson News editorially
"Works on the electrification of the
Canadian Pacific railway between
Castlegar and Rossland is' to be com.
menced at once, according to announcement made at Montreal yesterday by Mr. J. O. Sullivan, chief engt
neer of western lines. . , . It Is
probable tbat the policy of the Canadian Pacific railway In this respect
will be determined to a large extent
by results obtained on the line between Castlegar and Rossland. To
those who have given any thought to
the matter, however, it will not be
surprising If the electrification of
this piece of road Is bnt a first step
toward the adoption of electricity aa
motive power on the company's lines
In British Columbia generally." It
Is also probable that tbls move oh
the part of the railway magnates may
have a far-reaching effect In railway
"brotherhood" circles; one that will
give the membership ample food for
thought and action.
..    Jarpi
White, Vancouver Heights, B, C.
Teamsters—J. G. Kelly, Room 220, Labor Temple.
Telegraphers—E. B. Peppln, Box 482.
Trades and Labor Council—J. W. Wilkinson, Room'210, Labor Temple.   ""
Typographical—H. Neelands, Box 66.
Tailors—W. W, Hocken, Box 60S,
Theatrloal     Stage    Employees—Gordon
Martin, 667 Prior street,
Tllelayers and Helpers—A, E. .Morrison,
1167 Eleventh avenue east
Upholsterers—A. Duthle, 1061 Homer St.
Paste ln :your hat for reference.
Amalgamated Society Carpenters—Room
20ST Johh A. Key; Tel. Seymour 2908
Bartenders—Room 208; Geo. W. Curnook;
Tel.  Sey.  1764.
B. C. Federation of Labor—Room 208;
Victor R. Mldgley.
Brotherhood - of Carpenters—Room 304
and 806; Geo. W. Williams; Tel. Bey-
.   mour 1880.
Bricklayers—Room 216: Wm. S. Dagnall; Tel. Seymour 8789.
Bakers—Room 220: Tel. Seymour 8862.
Barbers—Room 208; C. F. Burkhart;
Tel, Seymour. 1776.
B, 0. Federatlonist—Room. 210; R. P.
Pettlplece; Tel,- Seymour 3660,,
Hod Carriers, Builders and Common Laborers—Room 220; B. Tralnor; John
Sully; Tel. Seymour 8116.
Cooks, Walters, Waitresses—Room 203;
W. E. Walker; Tel, Seymour 8414.
Electrical Workers (outside)—Room
207: W. P. Dunn; Tel. Seymour 9166.
Electrical Workers. (Inside)—Room 802;
P. L. istlnghausen, Seymour 2848.
Engineers (Steam)—Room 216;, Ed.
Prendergaot; Tel. Sey. 6487.      '
Labor Temple Co.—Room '211; J.    H.
.  MoVety; Tel. Seymour '6360.
Longshoremen's. Association — Office,
146 Alexander afreet; Tel, Seymour
Miners—Room 217; O. A. Rowan; Tel.
Seymour 6487. -
Moving Picture Operators—G. R. Hamilton. Room 100, Loo Bldg. Tel. Sey.
Musicians — P. Howltt, 640 Robson
street; Seymour 7816.
Painters—Room 803; W. J. Nagle; Tel.
Seymour 1880.       -
Plasterers—Joe Hampton; Tel. Seymour 1614.
Plumbers—Room 218; Melvln Engolf;
Tel. Seymour 8611.
Shinglers—Percy Sabln; Labor Temple
.  Cigar Store; Tel.  Seymour 3126.
Street Railway Employees—H. Schofleld;
phone Fairmont 936.
Trades and Labor Council—Room 210;
J. W. Wilkinson; Tel. Highland 710L.
Typographical—Rooms 212, ' 213,- 214;
R. H. Neelands; Tel. Seymour 2829.
The Federatlonist has always Insisted that the best example of collective
ownership of things used collectively
on the Pacific coast was Stanley park.
By way of confirmation the Dally Province this week thus editorially advises Its readers: "The first opportunity you get, and the earlier the better, go to the west end of the city
and visit the dark green native forest.
You will be refreshed ln mind and
body. It will make you forget the
thousand and one vexations of life
for an hour. There Is a mysterious
attraction about the wild forest up
there that lends itself readily to na.
ture's everyday needs. Stanley park
primeval Ib one of Vancouver's noblest
assets, and as time passes will become a priceless heritage. It matters not what your quest—whether
you be amateur botanist, health-seeker, explorer, adventurer, lazy man,
poet or hard-headed business man, half
an hour a day spent there wtll lift
you out of the old routine and make
life again worth while."
"Wanted — Fifty RiisBlans"—read
the chalked sign oh a Water street
employment bureau last week, It Is
reported that a certain firm who carries out public works contracts for-
this city and suburbs. Is now calling
for workmen of that nationality.
Further, that this class, who are will-
Ine to work any old hours a day—10
to tt being the popular ones—are the
pets for the occasion.
"Casey," uld Fat, "how do yes tell
th' age ot a tu-urkey?"
"Ol can always tell by the teetb,"
"By the teeth!" exclslmed Pat. "But
a tu-u-rkey has no> teeth."
"No," admitted Casey, but Ol have."
Cards inserted for 11.00 0 Month.
Meets In annual convention In Jap-
uary. Executive omcers, 1918-14: President, Christian Slverti; vice-presidents,
J. Kavanagh, J. Ferris, A. watchman, G
A. Burnes. J. W. Gray, Jas. Cuthbertson,
J J. Taylor: sec-treas., V. R. Mldgley.
Box 1044, Vancouver,
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UnlonrXocal No. 14J, A. P. of If.—
Meets seoond Sunday ot eaoh month. 140
Robson street President, J, Bowyer;
vloe-prssldent, P. English ;• aeeretary, ti
P. Howett; treasurer, W, Fowler.
Union No. 413—Meets lsst Sunday
ln month at Carpenters' Hall. Presldsnt, Glenn Ssarle; secretary-treasurer,
W. D. Black, P.O. Box 840.
Meets tint and third Wednesday, O'Brien
Hall, 8 p.m. President, G. Dean; corresponding secretary, P. Sumpter; flnanclal secretary, D. Scott; treasurer, I. Tyson; business agent, E> R. still. Phone
Sey. 1614.
Meets flrst and third Thursdays.
Executive board: H. C. Benson, president; W. Manson, vice-president; J. W.
Wilkinson, general secretary, Room 210
Labor Temple; Jas. Campbell, treasurer;
W. Foxcroft, statistician: W, J. Pipes,
sergeant-at-arms; F. A. Hoover, V. R.
Mldgley, J. H. McVety, trustees.
Decorators', Local 188—Meet every
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. President J. B.
Phillips; financial secretary, J. Freckelton, ,811 Seymour'St.; recording secretary, George Powell, 1G60 Fourth Ave.
W.; business stent, W. J. Nagle, Room
803, Labor. Temple.
Directors: Fred A, Hoover J. H.
McVety, James Brown, Edward Lothian,
James Campbell, J. W. Wilkinson, R. P.
Pettlplece, John McMillan, Murdock McKensle, F. Blumberg, H.'H. Free. Managing director, J. H. McVety, Room ill.
Sey. 8880. '
ALLIED PRINTING  TRADES COUNCIL—Meets 2nd Monday in eionth.
President Geo. Mowat; secretary, P. R,
Fleming, P.O. Box 86.
looal tr«io> ■aotasABiaa
■Since the working people do not
receive the full value of their products—because a considerable profit
Is made by the employing class on
everything the workers produce—can
they be expected to buy back these
products! Their numerical strength
makes them the chief consumers ot
tho country and those on whom production mainly depends.
In this way, by the laboring people
not being able to consume enough,
nnd by the planless way ln which production Is csrrled on In general, the
so-called overproduction is created.
Of course, no matter how much or
how little the tollers of a nation
create, tbey always create more than
they are able to buy with tbelr
wages, because they have never received the'.full value of that production.
In this wsy the so-called Industrial
crises originate, They have come
upon us,about once In every twenty
yeara, roughly speaking, since capitalist production began Its sway. At
such times tbe trade and the manufacturing of a nation come to a standstill, because "there Is too much on
And the working people bave to
atop work and go ragged and hungry
because tbere Is too much on hand,
Statesmen, newspapers,, {lawyers,
and so-called reformers on such occasions claim that lt Ib either too
much sliver, or lack of confidence, or
what not, that Is tbe cause of the
industrial crisis, or panic, as It Is
sometimes called.
Bnt hard times are really hard only
on those whose subsistence depends
on their having work to do.
For the poor people the times are
always hard.
During "hard times" the wives and
daughters of the capitalists, however
do not leave off attending balls, parties and operas, In their silks and
On the contrary, If the times are
very hard, the wealthy nnd charitable
people simply, arrange one more
amusement and call lt a "charity ball."
As far as security of work Is concerned, the workman of the present
time is worse off than any of his
penters and Joiners—Room 209.
Sev. 2308. Business agent J. A. Key:
office hours, 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Secretary of management committee,
H. McEwen, Room 209, Labor .Temple;
Branches meet every Tuesday ana Wednesday In Room 302.
Temple." Tel. Boy. 3129.
tloners' Local No. 48-
Meets second and fourth
Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. President J. Klnnalrd; corresponding secretary, W.
Rogers, Room 220, Labor
Branch—Meets second Tuesday, 0:00
p.m. President J. Marshall; corresponding secretary, Wm. Rowan, Box 1047;
flnanclal secretary, K. McKensle.
ers* Union, No. 88, of Vancouver
and Victoria—Meets second Wednesday
of each month, 4 p.m., Labor Temple,
President. Chas. Bayley; recording secretary, Chris Homewood, 249.13th Ave.
Employees, Pioneer Division No. 101
—Meets   Labor   Temple,    second   snd
Western Federation of Miners-
Meets Sunday evenings, In Union Hall.
President W. Fleming: seoretary-treas-
urer, M Pj Vlllsneuve, Klmberley, B.C.
No. 2888, U. M. W. of A.—Meets
Wednesday, Union Hall, 7 p.m. President Sam Outhrle: secretary, Duncan
McKensle, LadySni'.th; B. C.
..—Meets every Monday at 7:30 p.m. In
the Athletic, Club, Chapel Street Arthur
Jordan, Box 410, Nanlamo, B. O,
Western Federation of Miners-
Meets every Wednesday evening,* In
Miners' Unton hsll. Band and orchestra
apen for engagement. Theatre for rent
President, Sam Stevens: secretary, Herbert Varcol, Box 421. Rosslaad, B. C.
Union, No. 106, W. F. of M.—Meets .
every Monday at. 7:80 p.m,   Presldsnt
F. W. Perrln; secretary, Frank Campbell. Box 26. Trail. B. C.
fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m., and flrst
and third Wednesdays, 8 p.m. President,
H. Schofleld, phone Fairmont 988; record-
Socialist Party Directory
Ins secretary, Albert V. Lofting, 2636
Trunity Street phone Highland 1672:
flnanclal secretary, Fred A. Hoover, 2409
Clark drive.
LOCAL SANDON, B.C., NO. 86, 8. P. OF
C. Meets every Tuesday at 7:30
,m. ln the Sandon Miners' Union Hall.
.'ommunlcatlons to bs addressed Drawer
K, Sandon, B. C.  '
al Local 397—Meets flrst and third
Wednesday, 8 .p.m.; Room 204, Labor
.Temple. Financial secretary, E. Prender-
gast, Room 216.
second and fourth Thursdays, 8:30
p.m. President, Sam. T. Hamilton; recorder, Geo. W. Isaacs; secretary-business agent C. F. Burkhart Room 208.
Labor Tc—-*-    "     ' *   "
p.m.   ~
. Temple.   Hours:   11 to 1; 6 to 7
Bey. 1776.   ■
flce Room 306 Labor Temple. Meets
flrst Sunday of saeh month. President
Wm; Laurie; financial secretary, Geo. W.
Curnock, Room 208, Labor Temple, phone
Beymour 1764.
Union.—Meets first Friday in each
month, 8:30 p.m., Labor Temple.   W. E.
Union.—Meets first Friday in each
th, 8:30 p.m., Labor Temple.   W. E.
Walker, business representative. Office:
Whew! Listen to this, and from
such a source: "One of the curses
of British Columbia Is the manner in
which natural and other resources are
tied up by speculators who will neither do anything themselves for the
development of the resources they
control nor allow anybody else to
utilise them," says a recent issue of
The Mining and Engineering Record. "There should be some means
of brushing aside these barnacles to
progress, either by taxation or re
strlctlve title."'
Strangely enough the "old-time"
miners of Nanalmo sre compelled to
seek strike pay after being out of
work less than a month. A tribute,
surely, to the "splendid wages snd
treatment at the hands of the. coal
companies" In the years gone hy,
It Is not a condition peculiar to coal
miners, slther. It Is equally true of
the whole working class. Hence the
world-wide unrest and rumblings of
The labor press Judas of Vancouver Island, tbe "tabor" Advocate,
published at Nanalmo In the alleged
interests of a few Conservative Snide
politicians, Is still, tendering Inspired
advice to the striking coal miners, all
of which Is relegated, by other than
the scabby variety of the human
species, to the oblivion It so fittingly
deserves. If the Advocate Is not on
the payroll of the coal barons It Is
scabbing on the Pinks and Thiols.
"There are several hundred million
dollars Invested ln church property on
this continent. Most ot this money
has come from the lean ppekets ot
the working class. If even a quarter
of lt had been spent with a view to
social salvation, the Individual would
bo better able to work out his eternal
salvation. The truth Intended to be
conveyed here Is that salvation, social
or eternal—any sort of salvation or
emancipation—must be bought and
A steamship merger designated as
the Canadian Transportation Co.,
with a capitalisation of 825,000,000, to
"meet American competition," Is the
latest development In financial circles
at Montreal.   It will make very little
Allied. Printing Trades Council—F. R.
llemlng, P. o. Bex 66.
Amalgamated   Carpenters—H. McEwen,
Room 209, Labor Temple.
Bakers—W.  Rogers,   Room 220, Labor
Barbers—C. F. Burkhart Room 208, labor Temple. i
Bartenders—Geo. W. Curnoch, Room 203,
Labor Temple. ■ >.' "\i
B. C, Federation of   Labor—Victor   R,
Midgley, Box 1044. .
Blacksmiths — A.' E.   Hlllyard,   2262
Fifth Avenue West
Bookbinders—Geo. Mowat, 616. Dunlevy
avenue.   ■    .       '., ■     '
Boilermakers—A. Fraser, 1161 Howe St.
Bricklayers—William S. Dagnall, Room
215, Labor Temple. .
Brotherhood   of   Carpenters—A   Paine,
Rooms 304-306, Labor Temple.
Bro. of Loco. Firemen and Engineers—
James Patrick, 1183 Homer street
Bro. of Loco. Engineers—A.  E.  Sollo-
way, 1033 Paclflc.   Tel. Sey. 8671L.
Hod Carriers, Builders and Common Laborers— K Tralnor, Room 220, Labor
Temple. -    „   .
Clgarmakers—Robt J. Craig, care Kurts
Cigar Foctory, 72 Water Street
Cooks,   Walters,   Waitresses — W,  E.
Walker, Room 208, Labor Temple.
Ct-ment Workers-
Elevator   Constructors—James   Cowan,
180! Sixth Ave. Wool.
Electrical   Workers-   (outside)—W.   F.
Dunn, Room 207, Labor Temple.
Electrical  Workers (InBlde)—F. L. Es-
tlngliausen, Room 202, Labor Temple.
Engineers—K.   Prendergut  Room   218,
Labor Tomple. .
Mi-em™,   Locomotive — James. Patrick,
1188 Homer Street
Granite Cutters—Edward Hurry, Columbia Hotel. ,
Garment  Workers—Nellie Boden,  City
Heights, B.C.
Glnftsworkers—Charles   Roberts,  Labor
Ormimimen's   Union (I, B. E. W.)— P.
Urouhart Nanalmo Road.
Horseshoers — A. C.  MacArthur, -City
Heights, B.C.
Lettercarrlors—H, Buck, P. O., City.
Lathers—Victor R. Mldgley, Box  1044.
Longshoremen—Thos.  Nixon,   146 Alexander Street.
MRcWnlHti—J. H. MoVety,    Room ;Jfll,
Labor Temple.
Metal   Trades   Council—FYed.   Sarclav,
Labor Temple.
Miners, W. F. of M.—("•> A. Rowan, Room
?i7. Labor Temple.
Muslcfuna—P. Howltt Room 6; 640 Rob-
son Street,
Marbleworkors—J. Bullock, 822   Pender
Street West.
Marble   Setters'   Helpers—T.   Abblnson,'.
266 Union .snoot.
MoUlers—D. Brown, 642 Broadway West.
Moving Picture Operators—A.  O. Hon*
sen, Room 100, Loo Building.
Thoto Engravers—A.  Kraft, Dominion
Engraving Co., Umpire Block.
Painters—W. J. Nngle, Room 303, Labor
Plumbera—w. Paton, Room 218. Labor
Plasterers—John   James   Cornish,   1809
Eleventh Ave. East,
Pro»smeii—W. flpratt, Labor Temple.
Pattern Makers—Sid Heath, Fifth Ave.
Railway Carmen—A. Robb,   420  Nelson
Hlilngloi-s—Percy Sabln, Labor Tomple
Cigar Store.
Structural Iron Workers—A. W. Oakley,
788 Semlln Drive,
btonooutters—James Rayburn, P. O. Box
Sheet Motnl Workers—H. C. Dougan, No.
6, Fifteenth Ave. West.
Street Railway Employees—A. V. Lofting. 26.16 Trinity street
flterootypers—w. Bayley, care Provinoe,
.lay, Labor Temple, 8 p.m.
'J. A. Seeley; secretary, A.   ...
768- Semlln Drive, phone Bey. 088.
Room 203, Labor Temple. Hours: 9 a.m.
to 10:30; 1 p.m. to 2:30 and 6 p.m. to 6:81
p.m.   Competent help furnished on short
notice.. Phone Sey, 6414..         -.,
ten and Joiners, Local No. 617.—
Meets -Monday of each week, 8 p. m. Executive committee meets every Friday, S
p.m. President, A. Richmond; recording
secretary. Jno. Geo. Porter, 805. Labor
Temple; financial secretary, Q. w. Williams, 808-Labor Temple;-'treasurer, L.
W, Deslel, 806 Labor Temple,- Phone,
Sey., 1880. ■
and Joiners. South Vancouver No.
1208—Meets Ashe's hall. Twenty-flrst
and Fraser Ave., flrst and third Thursday of each month, 8 p.m.' Preaident
W. J. Robertson;' vice-president, J.  W,
Elckloson; recording secretary, Thos.
Indaay, Box 36, Cedar Cottage; finanoial secretary, J. A. Dlckieson; treasurer,:
Robt Lindsay; conductor, A. Conaher;
warden, E. Hall,
—Meetings held first Tuesday ln each
month, 8. u.m, President, J. T. Ellsworth: recording and corresponding secretary W. W. Hooken. P. O. Box 608:
flnanolal secretary, L. Kakely, P. O. Box
TILE LAYERS' AND HELPERS', Local  No.  62—Meets  flrst  and  third
.—„— —.. ...  a —    preat
Wednesdays eaoh month", 8 p.m.
dent J. Kavanagh; secretary, E.
Morrison, 1.769 Eleventh Ave. East.
A. E.
Meets last Sunday eaoh month, 2
p.m. President, A E. Robb; vice-president, A. H. England; secretary-treasurer,
R. H. Neelands, P.O. Box 66.
YIOT036XA, S. O.
Council—Meets' flrst and third Wed-'
nesday, Labor Hall, 781 Johnson street
at 8 p.m. President A. Watchman, sec-
rotary,. L. H. Norrls, Labor Hall, Vic.
torla, B.C.    - '. ,;;
LOCAL NELSON, ,. ..    	
every Friday at 8 p.m„ In Miners'
Hall, Nelson, B. C.   •   '     ■'-   ~
retsry. '
S. P. of C„ MEETS
'  8 p.m„ In Mlnen'
I. A. Austin, See-
meetings ln Dominion Theatre, Granville Street Sunday evenings. Secretary, O. L. Charlton, 8828 Main Btreet
stvopsu or ooax, tats—a aiao-
., Coal mining righto of the Dominion,
In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, tha Northweat Territories and In a portion ot the Province
of British Columbia, may be leased for
a term of twenty-one yean at an annual
rental of 81 an acre. Not mon than
2,660 acres will be leased to ons applicant.
Application for lease.must-be made by
uie applicant ln person to the Agent or
Bub-Agent of the district In which, the
rights applied for are situated,
In surveyed territory the land muat be
described by sections, or legal aubdivls-
, tons of sections, and ln unsurveyed ter-
AMALGAMATED  SOCIETY   OP  CAR-  ritory, the  tract  applied   for shall   be
penters     and     Joiners,   , Victoria staked by the applicant himself.
Meets every Thursday, 8 p.m., . Eaoh application
Branoh.   Meets.every-Thursday, 8 j>. ,
Labor Hall, Johnson St., Vlotoria. Business Agent, B. Simmons. Office -hours,
8 t° 9 a.m., 1:80 to 2:30. 4:80 to 5:30
R.m. Secretary, A, E, Wrench; offlce
ours, 8:80 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 to 6:80
p.m.; phone 2668. P. O. Box 770, Vlotoria. B. C.     .
Labor Council—Meets every seoond
and fourth Wednesday at 8 p.m., In
Labor Hall. President R. A. stoney;
flnanolal secretary, J. B. Chockley: general secretary, B. D. Grant, P. O. Box
934.  The public Is Invited to attend,
WORKERS'    International.   Union,
Cocal 97—Meets second and fourth PA
le, 8 p.m. President
otary, A, W. Oakley,
—Meetsevery Tuesday, I p,m„ Room
807.   President, Jamea Hauler'   	
.3; flnanolal   	
businsss. asent, W.
, coir*.
nil, Box
secretary, P,  ft. Brown;
-. SV   **
londlng sserstary, W. S, Dagni
" lal   secretary, P,  R.
116,   Bey, 1799.
Dagrall, Room
218.—Meets Room 801, every Monday
6 p.m. President Fred. Fuller; vice-
president G. S. Phllpot: recording
secretary, Jos. Russell, Labor Temple;
flnanclal secretary, Don Cummings;
tnssunr, Geo. Hessell; business agent
W, F. Dunn, Room 207, Labor Temple.
105—Meets third   Tuesday   In every
month, ln Room- 208   Labor   Temple.
President F. J. Milne; vice-president H.
Serry; secretary,   George   Mowat, 616
unlevy avenue.         '
Kd Iron Ship Builders and Helpers
erica. Vanoouver Lodge No, I>"4—
Meets flnt snd third.Mondays, 8 p.m
Presldsnt P. Barclay, 968 Cordova East:
seentary, A. Fraser. 1161, Howe strset.
CIOAHMAKERb'" .LOCAL,    NO. . 367—
Meets flrst. Tuesday each month, 8
Sm.   Presldsnt Geo. Gerrord; secretary,
obert J. Craig, Kufts f—    ""--	
treasurer, .8. 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.        "      '""
Local   secty.
H. W. Withers, P. O. Box 432, Vancou-
O.  Box 482,
ond_. treas.,
til (Inside Men)—Meet every Friday -Room 206 8 p.m. Presldsnt 8. S.
Duff; recording secretary, L, R. Salmon;
treasurer and business agent, P. L. Est-
Inghausen. Room 202.   Bey. 3348.
ASSOCIATION, No. 88 X 62—Meets
every Friday evening, 146 Alexander St.
President w. Elliott; secretary, Thos,
ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:16 p.m.
President Chas. Mattlnson; recording
secretary. 3. Brookes; flnanclal secretary,
J. H. McVety.   gey. 6860, -
MOVING PICTURE OPERATORS, Looal 283,. I.A.T.S.E.—Meets every second Sunday of each month, Labor Temple, 8 p.m. President. J. H, Fletcher;
secretary-treasurer, A. O. Hansen; business agent, G. R. Hamilton. Office:
Room 100, Loo Bldg,   Tel. Sey. 8046.
second and fourth Thursday of each
month ln Labor Temple, corner o¥ Royal
Ave. and Seventh St., at 8 P.m. President J. L. Hogg, Hankey Blk., Sapper*
ton; Secretary, A. McDonald, 181 Royal
Ave;, New Westminster.
PLUMBERS' and STEAMFITTERS' Local 496—Meet* every seoond and
fourth Friday Cf month In Labor Hall,
7:80 p.m. President, P. Webster; secretory, A. McLaren, P.O. Box 966, New
Westminster, B.C.
penters, Local Union No. 1689—
MOets every Monday, 8 p.m„ Labor Temple, corner Royal avenue and Seventh
street. President, M, C. Sohmendt; seentary, A. Walker, Labor Temple, New
Westminster, B. C.
Labor Temple, New Westminster, corner Seventh street and Royal avenue,
every second Sunday of each month, at
1:80 p.m. President, P. Paulsen;.aeerstary, S. W. Jameson. Visiting brothers
Invited. '»;.-,
Eaoh application must be accompanied
by a fee of 36, 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 the
mine at. the rate of Ave cents per ton.
The. person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
aocounttng for the full quantity of merchantable cosl mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights
are not being operated, such returns
should be furnished at leaat once a year.
The lease will Include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee'may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the
rate of 810 an acre,
For full Information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or
to any Agent or Bub-Agent of Dominion
Deputy Minister of the Interior,
N.   B.—Unauthorised   publication   of
this advertisement will not bs paid for.
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DM I lay clslm to literary sblUly
I would- write of Buff ss the "Plaoe
of'Plata People," for diligent though
I aad my companions were la tie
search for human beauty, we were,
perforce, compelled to be content with
the beauty of' mountainous scenery
amid whloh the town Is situated.
Luckily I am not expected te draw
a word picture of Banff but simply to
state the conditions enjoyed, or other,
wise, by the workers engaged la the
construction ot the C, P. R. hotel In
thst piece.
I hai beard before going then that
the men- were working nine aad nine
anl one-half hours per day, but as
there wu a. considerable number ot
organised workers on the Job I had
conceived the very foolish, as I afterwards discovered, idee that the extra
hour and a half would pa paid for at
overtime' rates; I had a very ssd awakening—with the exception ef the
Lathers sad Tllelayers. All the crafts
engaged on the work were working
from 8 am, to t p.m. straight Ume,
with a half hour Interval for lunch,
The. brlcklsyers were en exception-
they. worked nine hours only.
The bricklayers, however, we
working under 'a very Insane rule.
They were not allowed to work, overtime, but could work a double shift,
a dsy apd a eight shift of nine hours
ssch for .straight time.
I ssked several of the members of
the various crafts why they were net
adhering to the eight-hour day and
the Saturday half holiday. Soma replied that they had no local In Banff,
giving one the Impression that they
drop sll ths principles they are supposed to uphold immediately they are
out of touch with the organisation.
Others excused themselves by' saying
"We might as well be putting in the
time ss lying in tbe bunk." I sup-
nose if some of them were shoveling coal ln hell they would wsnt to put
the time ln because they couldn't go
to Heaven for the evening's amusement.
Out of the 120 carpenters employed
on the lob snout 30 were union men,
and they didn't advertise the fact.
The steamfltters were card men, and
when I've said'that I've ssld lt all.
Their unionism didn't go beyond tbelr
card. The laborers were mostly from
the south of Europe.
During my first day on the job I
had occasion to ssk the superintendent to get me English-speaking laborers. He ssld that he had not found
one of that kind of any good all the
time he had been on the Job: I
gently Intimated that one, could al-.
ways get good msn It the price was
paid for the same.
The bunk-houses are. not to be taken
lightly; for* a permanent camp they
are a disgrace to civilisation snd 'sn
Insult to the. supposed Intelligence of
those who Inhabit thorn. The food
wss repulsive, -yet to See the crush
at the doors of the dining-room would
give one the impression that a feast
fit for the gods awaited those who
were manifesting their desire to enter,
A few minutes previous to tbe meal
hours a crowd would begin to gather
at the entrances to the dining-room
and Immediately the doors were unbarred a mad rush would take place
In an attempt to be flrst inside. The
only thing resembling It Is the crush
at the doors of a departmental-store
during a bargain sale.    . —
Once Inside one's attention Is drawn
to signs placed about the building.
One reads, "Mechanics," another "Laborers," snd still another bears ths
notice: "This table Is for carpenters
and plasterers only." In such a manner is the common herd made aware
that they are of a different species
thsn the mechsnics, and so do the
employing clsss try to divide the
workers even more thsn at present. It
Is true that sll pay the same, for the
meals, but such Is the meekness of the
slaves wbo are not class conscious
that they consent to be ordered about
even by a flunkey:'
Just above the camp, distant about
400 feet. Is the hotel. The windows
cf the dining-room are open and within can be seen tables laid for tbe next
meal, silver, glass and snowy linen,
all the appurtenances ot civilisation-
all of them the product of the workers—snd yet members of the working-
clsss, supposedly intelligent members
of that class, seeing these things,
longing for the comfort the possession
of them Indicates, are yet content
to go down to bog-like food, lh surroundings more fit for hogs than men,
without a sound ot protest coming
from their lips.
I am of the opinion that the worker
who Is hot conscious of his clsss Interest Is the meekest, and the cheapest organism that survives, on this
We were on the lob nine days. We
struck three times In that period and
then we left. I am not sorry. It Is
heart-breaking to be confronted too
closely with the density, the lsck ot
a spirit of. revolt, the ox-like contentment of one's own class.
;amtna torn Manns
Buildlnc Ttislag Still Vety Quiet
Ii Uir5""di*"i«-M leport of Delegatee to Oumtral Council
At lait regular meeting of Vancouver Building Trades, Council delegatee from the Steam Engineers
msde s report which will have an
Important bearing on the Vancouver
Islsnd coal miners' strike. All members In the strike sone have been
called out in an endeavor to assist
themselves snd the miners In establishing once spd for all the right to
organise and have an Intelligent aay'
In an Industry which ths worker*
alone make possible.
President McDonald presided, snd
a fairly good attendance of delegates
were pressnt
' Communications from Hodcanters
and Building Laborers. Received
and laid over until report ot committee Investigating dispute between
Locals 230 and U Is received,   '
From President B. T. Department
ye, Redding.Island stone. Received
and filed.
From O. 8. T. Painters and Decorators. Received and filed.
- Proni A. F. of L, Organiser C. Per-
ry Taylor re revocation of charter
of Seattle, Received, .Died and secretary instructed to comply with re-
lusst     ,        '
From Portland B. T. Council.. Received and placed upon blackboard ln
From head offlce. Sheet Metal
Workers.   Received and filed.
From Kansas B. T. Council re bricklayers.   Received and filed.
Reports ef CommMses.
Teamsters' organisation. Commit
tee reported progress.
Visitors: Messrs. Swift, T. Moloney; Peterskl, ot Laborers 230; Head
and Young, of Plumbers,
Reports of Unions.
Painters—Trade dull.
Cement Workers-rflTrade quiet.
Marble .Workers—Trade fair.
TJ, B. Carpenters—Trade dull.
Steam Engineers—Trade fair. B,
C. Association undercutting their
wage scale. Winnipeg union out on
strike. Men working in mines on
Vancouver Island called out las!
Lathers—Trade poor.
Delegate Haberbush elected to committee to meet Laborers' union, vice
Kelly, out of town.
•  Meeting adjourned at 9.30 p.m.
Judgment has been given by Judge
Thompson ln ths action brought by
the widow of- "Billy" MaftlchiUt, a
foreign miner, against the Crow's Nest
Pass Cosl Compsny.
Mrs. Maftichuk was seeking compensation under tbe Workmen's Compensation Act, her husband having
been killed by a snowsllde while
shoveling snow outside of the car
penter shop of the respondents at
Coal Creek on the morning of December 30, 1912.
Anion* the defences entered by the
company was one to the effect that
tbe risk assumed by Maftichuk wu
not connected with his regular employment. Another line of defence
was that the widow had not suffered
financially, as. she had subsequently
married the brother of the deceased,
Who was earning larger wages than
her former husband.
. His honor, In giving judgment for
the widow on all the disputed points,
found thst tbe accident did arise out
of the men's employment, also that
at the time of her husband's decease
Mrs. Maftichuk was dependent upon
A third question as to whether an
unborn child was a dependent was
also decided In the affirmative by the
JMRor: il. C. Fedii-eH^.. Vancow
vsr. Island la still the battfe-iround
of a civil war between .<a^»S and
:labor;.foe coal mlaers st (Sober-
land snd Ladysmlth wsrs ordered mlt
on strike ever; eight' auntie oa*. Tilti
waa * protest against the unsafe and
dangerous conditions that existed in
the mlws. A few weeks age the employees of the mines at Nsnslmo.
Jingle Pot and Sooth Wellington tot
lowed. Stat it may be stated that
•Ince-the beginning of hostilities the
fight has raged flerdely, though not
in _ a militant sense, Inasmuch aa no
wilful dattage to property haa been
done, • „ .   •
, The men believe that they are right
In their demssds,.snd were confident
that whan their representatives hsd
spprasched the managements of the
different companies Involved that they
would have been met In a gsntlemsnl/
and frank manner. But Instead ot
this any attempt at a fair settlement
wae Insolently refused snd "turned
down" by the managers. There may
be method ltt their setions, who
knows? This cxaMlka attitude, however, 1ass been deeply resented not
only by the employees but by the
great mass of citlsens of this province, For lt showed an unwillingness on ths part of the employen to
even entertain the project of arbitration of the dispute, which, to say the
least, waa a gross Injustice. To those
who have a desire to sse employers
and employed settle their differences
amlcsbly, In the best interests of all
concerned—which they should do to
advance the welfare of the community
—It wilt be readily conceded that la
this Instance tbe striken sre quite
Justified In the stand they have taken.
They made no arbitrary demands, but
asked thst their grievances bq at least
given a fair and proper Investigation
open and above hoard. Thli- is not
unreasonable. All that the miners
wsnt Is that a joint agreement will be
entered Into by the operators and the
United Mine Worken of America, to
guarantee the enforcement of the Coal
Mines Regulation act.
The government should enforce the
law.    .
In putting forward these modest demands the demandants occupy a
strong, prima fade position in their
offer to submit all the points at stake
to a fslr tribunal for adjustment It
Is to be regretted that a similar proposition Is hot forthcoming from the
affected companies. Large public
gatherings from time.to time have
been held; and with the general sentiment so strongly on the side of the
msn they must ultimately win.
These strikes should tssch the government and the people of British Columbia that In giving away valuable
opal franchises or, In fact, any other
franchise, that the charters should
.contain specified stipulations as to
what remuneration the workmen shall
receive from time to time. If this
were law there would be fewer conflicts of this kind, thst only tend to
demoralise business and cause a feeling of unnecessary bitterness all
It Bests ths Dutch.
The official returns for the general,
elections for members of parliament
In Denmark are now ln snd they show
substantial gains for the socialist
party, the Increase in its seats amounting to 25 per cent.
Dlstriot 18, U, M. WT of A, Election
The official count, ln the election ot
s president of District 18, U. M, W, of
A, at Fernle, confirms the election
ot J. E. Smith against ex-President
Clem. Stubbs by a vote of 2383 to
1005, a majority of 1238. A number
of dally newspaper rumors hsve been'
floating round concerning the future
movements of Mr. Stubbs, but so far
without confirmation. It is probable
that Vice-President Jones and Sec.-
Treas, Carter will resign.
Lstter Csrrlsn Get Wsge Inorssse
Loesl members of the Letter Carriers' Association have received their
first, pay day carrying with lt tbe recent tilt ln wagqs of as high ss four
bits a day to some of the. Junior
grades. The smile produced Is alone
worth the money. It brings cheer to
the offlce st least four times a day
In the down-towh sections of the city.
Another four-bit raise would most
certainly cause a general feeling of
"prosperity." The ever-faithful car-
tiers deserved the tardy recognition.
Bakers' Unlen le Actlvs.
Int. Org. Marcel Wllle. ot the
Bakers, returned to Vancouver from
Victoria this week, where he Installed the offlcen ot the new local recently organised ln the. Capital' City.
He is confident that the boys will
have a 100 per cent, union in the
coune of a few weeks.
In Vancouver the unton label campaign la being pushed with ^Igor.
Some 10,000 stickers have been posted
all over the city drawing the attention ot wage.-workera and their friends
to the fact that the Woman's Bakery
refuses to employ union bakers.
Calgary, Lethbrldge, Edmonton and
Medicine Hat are points on the
prairie, Just east of the Rockies,
which will probably receive the attention of Org. Wllle during the next
tew months.
The next convention of the Brotherhood ot Locomotive Firemen snd
Engineers will be held In Calgary.
The news was brought by Engineer
William Crowe, Calgary delegate, who
has Just returned from the Washington convention. It Is estimated tbat
fully 5000 delegates and visitors will
attend the convention. It wtll be
made up of delegations from all portions of Canada, the United States,
and Mexico. It will be the biggest
convention of any kind ever held In
Western Canada. It will .convene
August 3, 1914, and the session will
continue for a week.
The members of organized lsbor
on ths Psclflc cosst will wstch
with considerable Interest the
movements of (ton. T. W. Crothers,
minister of lsbor, who Is scheduled to resell hers nsxt week to
"Investigate personelly ths lsbor
troubles In ths mines of Vsnoouvsr Islsnd/
Hs csn oount on ths assistance of
local union reprssantstlves, the
miners' In particular; provided, of
course, thsrs Is no effort mods to
administer terms that will not per-
. mlt of sn honorsbls settlement
with striking miners ss msmbers
of the U. M. W. of A.
English Regains Alberts Tederstlonlst
L. T. English will have undisputed
possession pf the Alberta Federatlonist, Calgary, on and after July 1st. Mr.
Bramwell, who hss been identified
with the paper, under an advertising
agreement which put "Lew" rather
up against It for some months paat
will drop out with the termination of
the agreement.
■■! i—;	
Mall Clerks Wsnt Investigation,
Railway mail clerks, between Vancouver and Calgary, have protested to
the Postmaster-General at Ottawa, and
ask for an Investigation of the unfair
treatment of Superintendent J. O. McLeod, of this city,.who, lt Ib alleged,
has so routed the men under his
supervision that they have to maintain homes in two towns; and they
claim he disapproves of their organization.
Csrpenters' Officers In ths City.
W. A. Cole, member general executive board of the United Brotherhood
of Carpenters and Joiners, with headquarters at San Francisco, accompanied by District Organiser Pete W.
Dowler, of Taeoma, was a visitor in
Vancouver during the week, en route
to Victoria and other Coast points.
Mr. Cole Is anxious to familiarise
himself with local conditions before
proceeding to headquarters at Indianapolis next month to attend a board
meeting, and' with this lh view bis
time in Vancouver was occupied In
meeting local U. B. officers, including
Organiser Watchman, Mr. Cole paid
Tbe Fed. a fraternal call and talked
Interestingly of the labor movement
in general and San Francisco and
Los Angeles ln particular, the latter
providing a number of experiences
that happily are not so brazenly in
vogue ln this territory. His firsthand knowledge of the despicable
operations pf Burns and other slimy
detective agencies to .disrupt and
divide' union forces; would provide
data for a.book, the contents of which
should be known by every wage-
How Workers Are Bilked.
If the recent federal order-ln-coun-
cll covering employment sharks and
deception, practised dally all over
Canada by employers, means anything at all, here is a case, cited by
the Edmonton Dally Capital, 'which
should provide a test case: "After
having worked for twenty days, at a
dally wage ot 13, sixteen men who
had come West from Toronto, on false
promises of employment, found thst
their pay cheques only amounted to
$9, Instead of $40. The men returned
to Edmonton, and complained to the
police, by whom they were directed
to apply to the attorney-general's department. L. F. Olarry, deputy attorney-general, however, was unable
to take up the case, as the contractor
by whom the' men allege they wero
cheated, operates in British Columbia, Mr. Clarry added that the case
was a hard one, but was one for the
Dominion government to take up."
Metallferous Minora' Mlngllngs.
T. W. Crothers, minister of labor, Is
expected on the Cosst at an early
date, Mr. Crothers will have the opportunity . of ' conferring with the
Britannia Miners' union, Local 216, W.
F. M„ who have been on strike since
last February. As the troubles involve no question ot wages the men
simply demanding the right to organize and recognition of their union, tt
ts not unlikely tbat the government
may find some means of settling the
Wm, Davidson, executive board
member for the Western Federation
of Miners, left early thla week for
the Kootenay district. Mr. Davidson
will tour British Columbia ln the Interests of the W. F. M. and will then
very likely depart for Missouri.
Al. Gill, late president of Local 216,
W. F. M„ Is now working fit the Bluebell mine on Kootenay Lake.
Kerr MacNell, ex-secretary of Britannia Miners' union, is at Big Creek,
Fresno Co., California.
Bob Murray, well-known to all
minors on the, Coast, left for Ontario
last week. Bob is paying a hurried
trip home; the first In twenty years.
A. C. Webb, one time secretary of
Local 216, W. F. M„ Is now ln Nelson, B. C.
Joe Thorton left for Hazelton lost
Joe Curtln and Don Cameron are
in the vicinity of Ketchikan. Curtln
Is working at the "Jumbo" mine;
Cameron ia prospecting.
,.i'n i.'i"*l*
Overalls and iGl
We.eany a good"rtooktrfCarharttOvesi0le,fch""t",
blaok «id striped _-..-  _™fl3
OaAartt Gauntlet*, $l.i
H.2.K. Gauntlet*, 76ojto
ton    EVERY    RWMSIrtHCr
We've pioked winner* in Hen'a Fall Shoee. We're at the aarrioe
of every man who deaires the beet shoee hia money es-^biiv
W. J. O R R m£_vsstr
no matter what it* name, ualeas K bean a
plain and readable impraaatoe ef thla Stan*
AU shoos without the Union SMtfaf*
always Non-Union.
■•ot 0A thaw Work***1 V*s*tea
Set) Summer strset Boston, Mesa.
J. F.TobtoaPres.   C. I. Seine, sec-Tree*.
Padmore's Big Cigar Store
Iour SUMMER suit
Should be Tailor-made and made by Union Tsaors. Few Mock to select fre*
FRED5 PERRY Labor temple Tailor
*   ***-"*" i.#   ******% *   Oner Hon ssd Dmmm Stsssk
Hardware and Tools
fj A splendid stook of the beat in the world'e market
We make a specialty of supplying every need aad requirement of the artisan in our line..
7 Hastings Street Wasf
Phone Seymour 6S4
Get Your Money's Worth
The use of the label on your printing; (no extra cost to you)
will help us do our duty in fighting tuberculosis
"Work with the Presidnt ai
the President works witli yw'v
Vrtstaesl Baspeadais •aasaatssd
With Meals
Between Meals
At Bedtime
This rich Old German
Lager will delight you
and do you good. It's
a real light Beer in a
real light bottle. Serve
it cold and enjoy its
rich, malty flavor.
$1 and $2 the dozen
*»   %ttr   -*&
Brewed and Bottled in Vancouver by
Mr. Union Man
Here is the place to
buy a union-made
We oarry the largeet
assortment of union-
made bats in
Leader Exclusive
$100 Hat Store
S.W. Comer Hsstings and
Abbott Streets
Largest Canadian Retailers of
$2.00 Hate
After Eleven Monthi' Strike Organised Miners' Demands ' •;
Are Wholly Conceded.
That all coal mine operators do not
belong to the medieval age, when
'employers Insisted on doing business
with individuals rather thsn dealing
with their employees collectively. Is
this week evidenced by the signing
of still "another agreement with tbe
United Mine Workers of America,
On Mondsy last International Board
Member Frank Farrington successfully negotiated a working sgreement,
applicable to ths mine at Taylor,
Wash. The new schedule gives local
members of the U. M. W. of A. complete lecognltlon snd the same prices
tor labor and conditions of employment ss prevail among the miners In
other unionised cosl camps In Washington.
Tho schedule ends a strike of more
than eleven months', duration, and Is
a victory In every detail for the coal-
Incidentally It should provide, sn
object lesson for the coal barons of
Vancouver Islsnd.
Miners Keep Awa
THB strike is still on at the
* Queen Mine and Silver
Dollar, at Sheep Creek, "ft, C.
All working men urged to stay
away until this strike is settled.
Obdbr Yum Minuses' Union
|   For All Occasions
For yachting, motor hosting,
tramping, esmplng, hunting, golfing, salting, Ashing, touring, pick-
nicking, loafing or working.
T. B. Cuthbertson
MS Hastings W   0*0 Granville
tie Hastings W.   ,.
•' Bowser's New Regulations
Counsel (to talesman): ''Have you
any knowledge of anything In thla
world or the world to comet"
Taleeman:   "I have not."
Sounsel: "Do you know enough to
come In out of the rain?"
Taiesmsn:   "1 do not."
Counsel: "If you were standing on
a railroad track and an express train
approached et a speed of ninety miles
sn hour, would you step out of the
Talesman:   "I would not,"
Chorus of Lawyers: "Step right
Into ths "uryboi!"
w. a. wuna   ,
Who amused sals aunts*, dose tke
loM sad asstswast aapbraoe' C
vMsUoa at Beaver, Oslo,   -
Dr. T. P. Hsll will speak ln the
Labor Temple on Sundsy evening,
June "Kith, under the auspices of the
S. D. Party of Canada. His subject
will be, "Principles of Education."
Good and Reliable
Always to be had at the
Imperial Wine
- Company
54 Cordova Street Whst
Phone Sky. 955
and Jewel ery
Geo. G. Bigger
143 Hastings. Street  West
137 Cordova Street VV.
Basement Hotel Cordova
108 Haatinge Street But
' Agent for
Cyolee   for Hire
Bapert Repairing
W. H. Morrison
Phone Seymour 2794
Furniture Co.
Wide-Awake Furniture
Company, Limited'
41 Hastings Street W.
Phone Seymour 3887
"Beet Three Dollar Hat on Karth"
Richardson & Potts
417 Granville Street, Phone 3822
wish to announce that Mr, Franklin and members of his orchestra
ate not members of the Musicians
UnioflT When engaging music for
your next dance or sotial, make
Sure that your Orchestra is coin-
posed of UNION musicians.
For hill Informetlen Phone Musicians' Union
Sey.TSU.  640 Robson Street
Specialists in Men's Wear—Men's Straw Hats
Boater atylee witlf medium orowu and
broad briin. In best makee, |1.26 and
Full range of Working Shirts, Gloves, Eta
alwaya on hand
(Continued trom Page One,)
seat out the hysterical cry that the
United Mine Workers of America ia
a "foreign union." To show that we
do not stand alone lh this respect we
euote below the names of a few other
"foreign unions" having jurisdiction
over Canadian workmen, every one
of which haa lta headquarters In the
United States.   The names follow:
American Society of Csrpenters
snd Joiners.
Amalgamated Society of Machinists.
American Brotherhood of Cement
American Federation of Musicians.
Brlcklsyers and Masons.
Bakers and Confectionery Workers.
Boiler Makers and Iron Workera
and Shipbuilders of America. .-.'
Brotherhood of Bookbinders.
Brotherhood ot Electrical Workers
of America.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
' Brotherhood   of   Locomotive Firemen.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
Brotherhood . of Railroad Conductors.
Brotherhood of Railroad Section
.Brotherhood of Railroad Car Men,
Coopers' International Union.
Electrical Railway Employees.
Federal Labor Unlona
Horseshoers Of the United States
snd Canada..
Hotel; end Restaurant Employees
snd Bartenders' Union of America.
Hod Carriers and Building Laborers' Union of Amerlcs.
International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths.
International Association of -Bridge
snd Structural Iron Workers:
, Internstlonsl Assoolstlon ot Glass.
International Association ot Granite
Cutters. _m~
International Association of Marble
Internstlonsl Assoclstlon of Sheet
Metal Workers. .
International Union of Steam Engl,
users. .
International Union of Elevator
International Union of Cigar Makers. •■■
■ International Union of Wood, Wire
knd Metal Lathers.
International Alliance of Stage Employes.
International Brotherhood of Stationery Firemen.
International Typographical Union.
Journeyman Barbers' Union,
Journeymen, Tailors' Union. *
Molders' .Union ■ of North America.
Moving Picture Operators' Union.
Painters, Decorators and Paper
Hangers of America.'   *
Pattern Makers' League of Worth
Photo Engraven' Union of North
Plasterers' International Association of United States snd Canada.
PlUmbers of the United States and
Printing Pressmen's Union.
Quarry Workers' Union . of North
Steam Fitters' Helpers of Unttsd
States snd Csnada.
Sailors' Union of ths Pacific Coaat.
Shinglers' Union.
Stereotypers and Electrotypers'
Stono Cutters of North America.
Tile Lsyers and Helpers' Internstlonsl Union,
United Carmen Workers of America.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners.
Western Federstlon of Miners.
In addition to ,these ths United
Mine Workers of America have had
jurisdiction over the cosl miners employed ln tbe mines of Esstern British Columbia for a number of years.
If sny of our adverse critics are
doubtful es to the truthfulness of the
above claim they can verify the earns
by reference to the "Report of Labor
Organisations In Canada," published
by the department of labor at Ottawa.
In view of these facts we would
ssk csn sny one rightfully lsy clslra
to friendship for the Vancouver
Island miners, who tries to create
prejudice and division among their
ranks by cries of "foreign union!"
The evil Intention of the Herald snd
Its Ilk Is so obvious thst their actions
need no further comment. However,
we ssy for their benefit that the
United Mine Workers of Amerlcs
bave always had to contend with
their kind; ws have always hsd to
combat the puny efforts of compsny
lackers; we have ever hsd to fight
Injunctions snd legal enthrsllments
devised for our detest; ws' have had
to deal with Impostors and traitors;
barriers erected by selfish greed to
we have had to break down mighty
stay our progress; we sre the creature of oppression snd cruel Injustice, but we have fought the game of
men and our detests are outnumbered a thousand-fold by our victories,
and we hsve struggled on and on un.
Ill todsy we hsve grown Into an or
gsnlsatlon which has brought hope
and happiness and protection Into the
homes and the lives ot our' 400,000
members snd the millions of women
and children who are dependent on It
for protection, and we are now arrayed behind the men of Vsncouver
Islsnd, who sre struggling for the
snored right to protect their homes
against the invasion of corporate
The following employees • of the
W. F. Co., have been declared "Unfair
To Organised Lahor1' by the executive board of Local Union No. 2155, U.
U. W. ot A.:—
Fire Bosses and Shotllghters—
Pump Men—
Other Mine Employees—
Machinists, Blacksmiths and Helpers—
Englnssre—       •
Csrpenters ami Helpers—
By order:
Exs. L. U. No. 2136, U.M.W. of A, See.
,    Nanalmo, B. C, Juns M, 1013.
What's the matter when one doesn't
know what's the  matter!
In view of such evidence the .less
the News-Ad. hss to ssy of labor market conditions the better for sll concerned. ■•
"thst was a fine talk put up by
Hon. Sir Richard at the Progress Club
one dsy thla Week. But It takes a
lot of lt to make a meal," observed
the boob, as the Fed. man passed
that way,, ' ,
"Strikes Bhould not be reehrted to
until all efforts nto settle by confer
ence, conciliation aad arbitration
have absolutely felled. To provoke
and engage Into., strikes for trivial
grievances, which can be sstUed by
peaceable methods, Is neither heroic
nor worthy of emulation. It Is a
waste of energy, sn expensive experiment and detrimental to the best Interests of the wage, workers."
Since the civic authorities and local
dally press hsve evidenced such manifest Interest In the caae of .a policeman's widow during the last two
weeks, will they kindly Inform the
public what hss been dons for the
widow and seven children of the civic
employes killsd by an auto on Granville street bridge, last January, or
for ths other victim (a civic employee) who has -nten, laid up ever
since, with a family to support and
big hospital and doctor bills to pay?
More snon.
Cotton's Weekly Is the name of an
alleged socialist paper, published st
Cowahsvtlle, P. Q.. Lsst week's Issue contains an arm-waving attack
upon J. H. MoVety, who recently appeared before the'provincial labor
commission on behalf of the B. C.
Federation of Labor, baaed Upon a
clipping from some of the at other
times much-despised capitalist dallies.
The only trouble with the text for tbe
story is that it Ib absolutely false, and
McVety waa never even accorded the
decency of being asked as to the
truthfulness of the newspaper report
before the unwarranted attack was
written. Such Is the conception of
"Justice" of a certain variety of
warped »nd self-opinionated Individuals.
Moving Picture Operators
A member of ' the typographical,
Local 220, Mr. Britten by name, Is
employing non-union men In his
We also wish to Inform the vsrlous
locals of the unfair housss In Vsncouver. Do not patronise the fallowing theatres:
Falrvlew, Dominion, Oranvllle, Prov-
lnce. Lyric, National, Royal, Princess,
Star, Sun.
By a csreful canvass we csn safely
say thst sll union houses sre doing
good business while others are not
With a little more help from the
brothers we are sure we csn adjust
this matter to the satisfaction of all
We csn also Inform you of ths I. A.
T. 8. E. convention to be held In Seattle, July 1st. OUr president, J. H,
Fletcher, will represent Loesl 233 ot
Vancouver, ' Members from all ovsr
the United States and Canada will be
present. Tbls, convention «*ll undoubtedly be the largest one ever
Ths Orpheum
A magnificent scenic and muslcsl
production, "The Cavaliers," will be
a speclsl feature of next week's bill
at the Orpheum' theatre.
The engagement of Oeorge B. Richards In a delightfully funny sketch,
"Easy Money," will he the added feature on the new bill.
Lacey Sampson and Douglas hsvs
esrned the reputation of being one
ot the best it not the best laugh producers that have been along the S.
and C. Circuit.
Those who have never had an opportunity of visiting behind . the
scenes of a theatre will get a glimpse
of the doings ot the actor folk In
witnessing the performsnee given by
Welter Daniels In "It Happened at
Some new dancing steps are promised when Golden and West make
their appearance here next week.
A. a*'   ____.
wao has testiest ss s*soietanr ._
Brltsuta Msss valan, w. *. of :
ud is sow loostsa at nieoe.
The "Bslglsn Tons"
Prussian workers, sre likely to follow the example of the Belgians and
Inaugurate a msss strike to foh-e the
government to grant a fair electoral
New Lebor Temple For Toronto
: Almost concldent With the report
that the last payment had been-made
announcement that the Toronto La-
and the mortgage retired, comes the
bor Temple company has practically
decided to dispose of Its present building and erect a new and more commodious structure. HsaH
Mors Trouble for Bowser.
'Woman suffrage is a western
movement snd hss been won on the
Pacific Cosst by sane Western methods and not by spectacular work. The
women of the Pacific seabosrd used
pacified methods snd Inaugurated a
campaign in.the nature of a personal
canvaea, and with-the help of the
press were able to convince the voter
that wherever woman suffrage had
been tried, In Australia and New Zee*
land, It had always been a complete
success," said Miss Adela Parker, In
speaking before a large body of women assembled tn Mrs. John Percl-
val's residence st 1055 Burnsby street
Tuesday evening.
Miss Psrker is the editor of The
Western Woman Voter, a magaslne
printed In Sesttle In the Interests, of
the women's movement on the Pacific slope, hiss Parker Is here: lecturing under the direction of the Pioneer
Political Equality League of British
Awkward Questions ■"'
Editor B. C. Federatlonist—Vou aak
"Shall the unemployed parade their
poverty?" By all mesas! But there
are other questions to he ssked, tool
The question I would ask of both employed and unemployed is:
When will you take an intelligent
Interest In your own affairs so tbat
at the proper time and place you-can
have a say ln . creating conditions
where unemployment snd poverty will
be unknown!
When will you cease to wait for
common aense to And entry to your
mind through an empty stomach;
through your own stomach; through
the stomach of your wife; through
the t|ny stomachs of your little children, and by mesns of their tears and
tfielr cry for food?
Are you always going to wait for
Buffering before you bestir yourselves!
Are you always going to wait until
-you are turned from your homes, snd
vou and those who sre dear to you
have to seek the shelter of charity's
oold and cheerless abode!
Tou men, who ate Out of work at
the busiest time, of the year; you who
at any time may loss your jobs, and
you Who are almost sure to know
suffering this coming winter, whst
have you done In the past to avert
the hard times that are upon you?
I appeal to you to ask yourself these
questions, and to see thst from now
on you make It your duty to yourself;
to those who are dependent upon you,
to take your full, share ln placing
those ln. authority who will see that
your Interests, and the Interests of
the great working class, receive the
sttention they demand,
(Continued from Page One.)
Vancouver, British Columbls, this 9th
dsy of June, A. 0., 1913.
"J. Wi Oe B. FARRIS."
A Commissioner for taking affidavits
within British Columbia.
In the matter of Order-in-Councll 1018
and In the matter of ths Cosmopolitan Employment Agency, E. Welsh,
I, Robert Foster, ot the Olty of Nanalmo, In the province of British Columbia, President ot Dlstriot 28, United
Mine workera ot America, make oath
and aay, as follows:
1. That on the 5th day of Juns,
1013, at the Olty of Vancouver, British. Columbia, 1 had a conversation
with E. Welsh, proprietor of the Cosmopolitan Employment Agency, relative to hla attempt to bring in from
England some sixty-one miners to
work-in ths mines of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, at
Cumberland, British Columbia, In
place of striking miners. The miners
referred to In our conversation were
sixty-one miners, who came from Durham County,--England, by way of
Portlands Maine,'United States of
America, and arrived at Vancouver
on the date of our conversation, and
who on discovering thst there wss a
strike at Cumberland and tbat they
had been brought out under the false
assurancs that there was no etrlke,
had refused to go to Cumberland trom
Vancouver. ,
2. Upon my statement to the said
Welsh that he had failed to get these
men In to Work as strike breakers he
stated to me that If he had been
at Revelstoke when Pattlnson went
on the train he would have had one
of hts men on esch foot board of the
car end had them kick the face oft
him or beat him up that they both
would have been arrested; If he eould
not do It in that way he would accuse
him of being s pickpocket or a thief;
If he could not have got his man to
do it he would have done It himself;
that he would not have cared whst
the fine would be tor hie man, he
would have paid as long aa he detained Pattlnson.
8. .The Pattlnson referred to in the
above Conversation was Christopher
Pattlnson, national organiser of the
United Mine   Workers   of America,
If you have a range to buy,
choose bur
Malleable Range
It is the only range that gives absolute
satisfaction. Everybody who exptajnes the
Empress Range is most favorably impressed
with it. Everybody who has used an Em- .
press Range says it is absolutely satisfactory.
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:
$67:50, $70.00. $72.00, $75.00
Hudson's Bay Stores
and the Incident referred to at Revelstoke was when the said Pattlnson entered the train on whloh the
ssld miners from England were travelling, snd informed them of the conditions st Cumberland and that they
were being brought out ss strikebreakers.
Sworn' before me, at the City of
Vancouver,   British   Columbia,   this
"J. W. De B. FARRIS,"
A Commissioner for taking affidavits
within British Columbia,
"There are three or four agencies
In this city that require attention,"
said the accompanying report from
the Council to the department, "but
the wont from the standpoint of
fraud and deception Is undoubtedly
ths Cosmopolitan."
Warning to Others
Thst the cancellation of the Cosmopolitan will, do a world ot good no
wage-earner will deny. It had reeolved Itself Into a nefarious strikebreaking agency snd stopped at nothing to
secure its victims.
Real Employen Untouched
It might be noted, however, that the
corporations and employers, especially on Vancouver: Island, tor whom
the Cosmopolitan wss acting, are left
untouched. A case of the bribetaker
going Scot free while the brt***"*re-
ceiver geta soaked. The mine operators of Cumberland-were.accessories!
both before and after'the faot, ae the
lawyers put it, and they should not
be allowed to ruthlessly disregard the
provisions of every lsw of tbe land In
an effort to break down a privilege
they themselves enjoy—that of organisation. '."■"*
Next on the -Carpet
In passing, There Is another
bunch of employment agency sharks
thst need Investigating, ths agency of
Messrs, Jakobssn A Llndberg. And
It will be forthcoming.
Lsbor Temple Wants Evidence
For the purpose of facilitating the
efforts of union officials in an endeavor to stamp out tbls sort of scull-
duggery snd rascality, victims are In
vited to bring-information covering
their esses to the Lsbor Temple,
There will be something doing soon
after, If the goods.are shown.
Most up-to-dete Baths I* ths olty.
Hot Room, Steam Room, Massage and Swimming Tank. All
Included far One Pries, 11.00,
Hastings and Carrall lta.
Pate Bancroft, Prop.
Lifbt ai ha) Una*
and Shetland Ponies for Bale
648 Hornby St.    Phons Sey. 798
Perry Bros.
_Aetnts for Cleveland Cycles,
„FulI lias of acoMsorias
Repairs promptly assented
wa.*.   ■
Stoves, Ranges. Crockery, Fur
nlture and Household Goods.
,     Furniture   Moving,   Pecking
y snd Storage.
. .Phone Sey. S74S
The British Columbia
Federation of Labor
Every central labor body and practic-
- ally all the larger unions, including
both the big miners' organizations, are
already affiliated
The British Columbia Provincial Federation of Labor Is or
ganlsed for the purpose ot voicing the needs snd aspirations of
Ubor, legislatively and other
wise: and to provide a place for
worthy members ot lta affiliated
unions to participate In the discussion of those practical problems, upon the revlutlon of
which depends tbelr welfare ss
workers, individually and collectively.
When the Introduction of the
modern machinery of production
and the harnessing of the forces
of Nature, It Is only fitting that
the wealth producers should par-
Itclpate In the benefits derived.
We, therefroe, pledge our
selves to unceasingly demand, a
universal work-day of eight
hours or leas; so long as labor
power Is sold as a commodity.
We believe there Is more efficacy In electing working-class
representatives to write the law
than by supplicatory methods;
and Our efforts will be more In
thft direction In future,
We are firmly convinced that
the future belongs to ths only
useful people In human society
-   the working-class.   .


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