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The British Columbia Federationist Jun 13, 1913

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Array THE B
/ ruperlntendent Lockhard ot the Can
/ / an Collieries Co., Cumberland, Van.
-  / fiver Islsnd, where a cosl miners'
/ f f Ike hu been ln progress tor months,
/ 2 is been a frequent visitor to "
j 5 er during the paat week, '
, f ' The 61 miners Imported, under gross
/ o- misrepresentation, ae reported In The
# /Fed. lsst Issue, have all been provided
<? /for by the U. M. W. of A., much to the
i discomfiture ot the hired flunkies at
the patriots, Sirs BUI and Dan.
Mr. Lockhard has been busy hand-
Ing out Interviews to the local deny
press on how the strike Is "settled"
snd "there Is reslly so seed for any
addition!" to the horde of Orientals
now employed ss strike-breakers, con*
trary to the provtstons of the Coal
Mines Regulation Aet, and all the laws
ot decency, aad backed up by provincial government special police.
But despite these deliberate lying,
statements, lt wu found necessary to
"shanghai" a dosen men, while In a
drunken stupor, from a down-town' hotel last Monday night.
Frank Farrington, tn charge of the
strike u personsl representative of
U. M. W. of A. President White, Is
slong Pacific Cout points, actlvi-
which will result In something
before the coming week Is out;
InS the week Mr. Farrington re-
telegraphic advice and assur-
from   Int.   Sec.-Treas.   Edwin*
of which somewhat accounts tor
irturbed state ot mind ot Van-
Island mine owners, who are
ig to do anything but concede the
right to organise to their employees.
With great acclaim It was heralded
tn the daily press that "on Monday
morning the Jingle Pot whlsUe would
blow snd the mines resume operations," But there was 'nary a jingle,
for the simple reason thst coal refuses to come to the surface without
someone to do the work..
The bosses' determination to "run
their own business" doesn't seem td
work out worth a cent. Somehow or
other, the striking miners were a factor In the "business" of the companies.
Vancouver Trades and Lsbor Council offlclsls secured the following affidavit from the miners who were landed here broke last week, under conditions that will result ln a govern-
mental Investigation:
-''■'"' Affidavit ef Miners.
We, the undersigned, > of Durham
County, England, miners, and members of tbe British Miners' Federation, make oath and say aa follows:
• 1. That on and prior to the nineteenth day of May, A, D. 1913, we were
engaged and working as miners ln
Durham County, England, and each
and all of us hsd good and permanent
I. We were approached by one
Charles Dando, representing himself
to be the agent of the Canadian Collieries, Limited, snd as having come
direct from Cumberland, British Columbia.
>. The Mid Charles Dando was assisted by one Ralph Thompson, ot
Durham, who wu engaged by the said
Dando for that purpose. Ths uld Dando and the said Thompson Interviewed us and eaoh ot us and solicited us
to leave our prssent employment and
to come to Cumberland, British Columbia, to work tn the mines and for
the said Canadian Collieries, Limited;
and upon being questioned as to the
conditions at Cumberland, and particularly If any strike existed st thst
piece, the said Dando stated on his
honor u a gentleman that no strike
existed, and thst conditions were nor
4, It was represented to us, further, that we would sscure a dally
wage of 18.80, snd tbat good men
muld get on contract work from M to
$8 per day. It was further represented
that ths compsny would provide our
transportation and expenses to Cum-
6. Upon tbe strength of the said
representations, we, the undersigned,
together with twelve others, agreed to
give up our employment and come to
Cumberland, and we left England on
the twentieth day of Hay, 1913, by the
White Star Line, sailing to Portland,
Maine, the uld Dando supplying our
6. On srrivlng st Portlsnd, Maine,
we -were Inspected and passed by the
Canadian Immigration offlcen In ths
following manner:
We were segregated from the other
passengers and lined up In a body,
and most of us were simply ssked if
we were the twenty dollar men, and
upon our assenting, were pused without further question. Some three or
four of us were asked if we were going to Cumberland. No investigation
wu made to determine If we had any
money, and pot more than four ot us
were possessed of twenty-five dollars,
1. We received no Intimation that
a strike existed until we resched Winnipeg, when we were so advised by
Mr. R. A. Rigg, business agent of the
Winnipeg Trades and Labor Council.
Ten of our number thereupon left the
train at Winnipeg, and two others left
st Swift Current.
8. On arriving at Revelstoke we
were met hy Mr. C. Pattlnson, of the
United Mine Workers, who sdvlsed us
as to the real condition ot the mines
on Vsncouver Islsnd, While the uld
Pattlnson wu interviewed us on the
ssld train at Revelstoke, he wu assaulted by a man by the name of
George Cave or Beech, who attempted
to prevent the said pattlnson having
an opportunity to Interview us snd Inform us of the conditions.
9, When we arrived at Harrison
Mills we were met by one E. Welsh,
of the Cosmopolitan Employment
Agenoy of Vancouver, and were requested by him snd the said Dando to
leave the train there and take a boat
which was there tor that purpoBe to
convey us to Vsncouver Island without our puslng through Vsncouver
Burled deep in earths dark womb,
. Vex from golden air and light,
Deep down In thy living tomb,
Muat thou travail, dsy and night
At tha first tray tint of dawn,
To thy never-ending moll,
LorAlready art thou gone
For the pittance of thy toil!
Never know'st thou net, or time
Nature's healtlea to behold,
.Whether wftiters fro'at and rime,
Whether springtide's laughing gold;
Empty thy whole life, and crude,
Endless slavery and woe.
.Down where poisoned vapora brood'
To the breaattns thou muat go.
Thou must •hitter walls of atone,
There where Instant peril dwells.
Dripping sweat, with alio and moan,
Thau must ones through' narrow cello.
Crashing down, the roof of rock "
Trapo thee to a mangled death;.
Or tha flood, with whining shook
Chokes from thee thy laboring breath.
Stealing silent through the night,
Crawls the Spirit or the Deep;
Blasts thee with its fetid blight.
Strangles thee to endless sleep.
See from out the darkness'flare
The devouring flre-tonsuel
To the monater in its lair "
Thou to death are helpless flunri
And, shouldat thou by obanee go fret
From theae perils of tha mine,
Some few yeara Will drain from thee
AU the life that once waa thine. ,
To the Vampire of the Fit
Thy best heart's-blood thou must yield,
Brokea, sick, at last thou'rt lit
Only for the Pottera' Field.
Translated from Kaempehen's "Neue
Lleder," by Oeorge Allan England.
city. Thla we refused to do, after
holding a meeting, and came direct to
10, Ot our number, twenty-eight are
married; and none of us would have
left England If the condiUons had
been truthfully represented to ns.
(Signed) Samuel Anforth, Patrick Foy,
John Calne, Norman Elliott, John But-
ler, Timothy Elliott, Thomu Hartley, William Ostle, James McCluskey,
Rslph Hull, John Ouy, Henry Rochester, John George Branch, James
Branch, Thos. Ratcllffe, Matthew
Dodds, Robson Sister, Thos. Ostle,
Robert Elliott, William Jobes, Thos
Thornton, Edward Stars, Hugh Murray, Oeorge Garrlty, John Qreathead,
J. T. Atkinson, James Clark, William
Flatley, William Collins, Frank. Rut-
ter, J. W. Patrick, P. Fleming, Joseph
Coughlln, Nosh Cadman, Michael
Shanley, Peter Clarke, Myles Mc-
Cann, Daniel Cotter, Joseph Howard,
William Dearden, Alfred Dearden,
Teddy McCann, Henry Gardner, Ju.
Howard, J. W. Stuart, Christopher
Dawson, Ju. Mulgrew, Henry Shaw;
Wm, Wilson, Thos. Bracken, John
Burk, Thos. Purvis, Wm. Pattlnson,'
Lawrence Murphy, Reginald Hartley,
John Cassldy, Frank Burke.
Sworn before me at the City S
nf Vancouver, British Columbia, this 6th day of June, A.D.
A Commissioner for taking affidavits
within British Columbia.
The' story told hy the deluded miners Is one thst wtll require some explanation by the federal Immigration
agent at Portlsnd, Mslne, If the Department of the Interior Is st all Interested in the enforcement of Its own
Malcolm J. Reld, local federal Immigration agent, has been supplied
with the necesssry Information snd
documents by local union pfflciali, covering the case of the deceived miners,
and he hss given the assurance thst
the subject mstter will st once be
made known to Ottswa offlclsls, who
will also be ssked to see that such
despicable tactics on the pert of the
coal mine owners are put a atop to.
The tight Is now on, In res) esrnest.
The coal barons can "lay on, Macduff,
and damned be he who cries enough,"
Tbe U. M W. of A. will establish the
right to orgsnlie on Vsncouver Islsnd
or there Will be no let up, If lt takes a
year or more. ' And to anybody familiar with the history of the U. M.
W. of A. resources, It looks ss though
It wss about time for the two parties
to get together, cut out the rough
stuff, and make It possible for other
than Orientals to mine cosl on Van.
couver Islsnd.
"You bleeding blackleg! Go to Cumberland and sot u strike-breakers,
along with a bunch of Chinamen.
Well, not much, Git awaly, or I'll
bump yere bleedln' face,"—One of the
Durham miners to a Cumberland scab,
brought down by Supt. Lockhard to
fraternise In Vancouver with the latest Importation from the old land,
"We'd rather starve than go strike-
breaking."—Answer of Durham miners to local strike-breaking agency
agents, when U, M. W. of A. officials
made known there was a strike on st
sll Vancouver Island coal mining
"When there Is coal mtnsd on Van
couver Island It will be mined by mem-
bers of our union." So say tbe united
union miners ot Vancouver Island.
An Empire Day celebration was organized In Cumberland by the offlclsls
of the coal company. In order to
cure music tor the occasion, tenders
were uked from bsnds In Vsncouver,
Negotiations were entered Into with a:
union band, conducted by J, E. Nurn
berger, who subsequently accepted the
engagement. Mr. Nurnberger was thsn
sdvlsed that there was a band 'In Cumberland which was on strike, snd, receiving confirmation of tbls from the
secretary of the U. M. W. A, he
promptly cancelled the engagement,
losing. 1400 thereby. Such actions Indicate the true union spirit. A nonunion band from South Vsncouver was
finally engaged.
The Durham miners, who hsve gone!
to the Crows Neat District, will be
Interested to learn that they hsvs
agreed to go to Cumberland and Investigate conditions at the mine. This
Is according to a statement by Mr,
Lockhard ln the Nsnslmo Herald.
o. p. op L. invites
Pederatttm Exetlutivr Behevee Til.
lore and Toiler* of Soil Should
Unite With Unionists
The executive committee of the B. O.
Federation ot Labor hu this week Issued ths following official Invitation to
the Farmers' Institutes of the province
to affiliate with the -Federation:
"Believing that the Interests.of all
workera engaged ln producUve toll are
identical, whether the result of their
toll the production of food, fuel clothing, machinery, buildings, etc., the
Executive Board of the B, C. Federa-
ton ot Labor are sending this circular
letter to all the Farmers' Institutes ln
tl, C, tn the endeavor to secure their
affiliation with the' Federation.
Whatever specific differences of
opinion there may exist ss to the relation the agricultural and artlssn
groups of workers occupy towards each
other, lt cannot be denied that since
both groups are made up of tollers,
whose life's energy Is given up to the
produce of commodities essential to
human life and progress, that they
must hsve msny alms snd aspirations
common to both. The agricultural
and artlssn workers form two olossly
related divisions of the working clus
thst should, and sre, destined to work
together tor their mutual benefit.
"In tills Province the many, and
various Trade Unions ot the artisans
of the cities and the powerful organisations of the coal and metal miners,
are afflliated In a Provincial Federation, organlied for the purpose of
securing to its membership the greatest degree of material well-being, ln
return for their toll.
"Legislatively the Federation uses
Its Influence In s non-psrtlmn manner,
urging .the enactment of legislation
where needed, and tbe enforcement ot
ume, as well ss opposing the enactments of legislation Inimical to tho
Interests of the workers.
I'Thls Federation meets  In  annual
Mayor Baiter Satisfied of Thi*
After UilonOffleen Pre-
lent Plgnrei
"l shall at,ease und a supplementary wire te, ths Provincial
Bureau of Information at Victoria
stating that after hearing ths
statement gf union representatives, who have thla morning provided me with authoritative figures covering ths unemployed In
the building tradu of Vanoouver,
oorraetlnd the Information given
, In goodtilth on fjfturday."
Saeh wu the assurance given by
Mayor Baxter to a Lahor Temple dele*
gatlon on Monday, after a session of
nearly two houn.
The committee consisted of Messrs.
Nagle, Key, Dennis,' Engoif, Sully,
Hampton, Watchman, Williams, Pettlplece and McVety.
Agent-General Turner, of the British
Columbia Immigration offlce In London, had wired the Provincial Bureau
of Information at Victoria, uklng the
mayor ot Vancouver to confirm or deny
a current report In the old country
that there were 3000 Idle men In the
building tradea of Vancouver alone.
This, of course, with a view to publicly discrediting the reports sent opt
by union officers to old country unions.
Mayor Baxter had denied the statement, but qualified his Information
with a warning that there were already sufficient men available for all
'ens In B, C. After hearing the official
figures furnished by the business
agents and union officers already mentioned, his worship mads the shove
statement to the delegation.
Few Board Interviewed
the Mu.
The big departmental stores of
Vsnoouvsr art laying off mtn,
women snd girls st ths rats ef
doxsns psr wuk. Bankrupt real
sstste shsrks hsvs dlschsrgsd
stenographsrs at a rate that has
Isft hundrsds of this elan of female labor unemployed.
Yet the clvle authorities are
wondtrlng why there Is such a
phenomenal Increase In the number of "street walkers."  '
Necessity knows no lsw uvs
thst of self-praaervatlon.
Aside from tht untold human
hssrt-sohss of mothers snd fsth-
era, Vsnoouvsr bresd-wlnnsrs era
fsosd with s problem thst will not
down, so long ss thoussnds ere
ueklng work ss st present
- Vsnoouvsr Is surely rasping ths
The question or employing
alelans' milon band for public concerts
In the city parka will be referred back to
the music committee. Tht employment
of Asiatics by the contractors who supply refreshments for tht park pavilion
will at once be stopped.
Suon was the assurance given by the
park board to a Trades and Labor Council committee last Wednetday tvenlng.
Acute  Oovditioiis Will Compel
Worker* to Organise for
That conditions aa they exist today
sre decidedly unsatisfactory to working nten and wome ins apparent te
everybody, uys the Baken' Journal.
To make "both ends meet" Is becoming mora and more difficult.
Wages are not keeping pace with
the ever-Increasing expenses of living.
While we resd here end there of
wage advances being msds, we are
I dally forced ta pay sure tor either thla
or that of tbe necessities of life.
There does not seem to be sny relief
in sight either, and to oupr way of
thinking ths present conditions will
continue until the working people
themsslves wake,up to the fact that
the remedy lies In thorough organisation, not only In the Industrial field,
but the' working people mut take a
hand In politics u well.
Whet is lacking now ta that there
are too msny of the wage-Miners unorganised; those that are organised
are not acting In a united way Indus-
trislly nor politically.
The mission of the labor movement
Is to bring into the.fold of lsbor or.
gantsatlons the unorganised; this accomplished, a policy ot united action
must be adopted; end the desired
benefits csn be easily attained,
Organized labor hu accomplished
much in spite of the fact organisation
has been end Is far trom complete,
and orgsnltstlons havs been holding
aloof'from one another and prevented
the accomplishment of many benefits
that would otherwise be where unity
of action prevailed.
A partial remedy for the existing
conditions of low wages, long hours
snd high prices may be found In organ-
tsatlon of the workers.
So we uy sgaln and again: Organ-
convention every. January, when tho
needs of sll classes ot worken sre considered snd crystallised Into concrete
form, for presentation to the Government
"The next convention will be held In
New Westminster, Jsnuary, 1914. The
Executive believe that a splsndtd opportunity exists tor the Fermen'
Institutes to Increase their usefulness
and Importance to the Interests of the
tillers snd tollers of ths ull by affiliating with this Federation. The cost
of affiliation ts very small, being only
two cents psr member per month, Ths
Federation hu st present afflliated
some twelve thousand memben. -
'If you would like to hsvs a representative of the Federation attend
your meeting and explain more fully
the work of this organisation, pleue
advise us u, to the time snd place of
your muting. The secretary will be
pleued to give you all the Information
possible by correspondence."
South Vsncouvsr municipality
Is the latest to Isy off lta publlo
works employees because of failure te dispose of bonds In ths
world's msrkst.
Thsra era ruldsnt tradssmsn In
South Vsnoouvsr who hsvs bean
unsbls to find s dsy's work In
three months, rssultlng In msny
uus In tht leu ef their homes,
purchased on ths Instalment plsn;
not to mention the mental anguish
of wlvss snd cheeriest ohlldren
among dosans of others who sre
within s stone throw of en empty
oommlsurist. Plsno snd furnl-
tun dealers are being compelled
to remove srtlolu unpsld for, bs-
csuae of unamploymsnt smong
Ytt tht provlnelsl gsvsrnmtnt it
s psrty to thoussnds mors bslng
pumped Into thlt province, forced
by ntetulty to take sny wsgss or
conditions offsrlng.
International Board Mtmbtr U.M.tv.of A
NANAIMO, V.I, June tlr-The strik-
Ing mlnen on Vanoouver bland are
displaying an example of splendid
wlldarity. Although the sen at Cum-'
berland and Ladysmlth havs been idle
nearly nine months, snd though every
scheme that could, be devised by cunning ud hostile Interests hu been
Invoked to create dlesenahm end division among their ranks, the men sre
solidly united and fully u determined
now u tbey were at tht origin of tke
On the ether hand, tht company hu
striven desperately to Menu the operation of the mines without avail.
Police intimidation haa been employed,
public offlclsls prostituted ud law
outraged. Canada, Great Britain aad
the United Statu have beta combed
for strlke-breeken end the net result
Is that the striken are u determined
u ever, while the company have euc-
oesded only In recruiting a bunch of
Inexperienced Chinese and Japanese,
and a promiscuous fans of worthlau
vagabonds who are not capable of
producing any important amount et
wai nor of making any damaging
Impression on our position.
In response to a call to strike, the
men st Nanalmo and South Wellington laid down their tools Mey 1st,
thereby completing a suspension of
mining In all tke mlnu en the Island.
One oan scarcely Imagine the shock
auataled by- the business Interests snd
company satelltea when they learned
the real men of Nanalmo had decided
to cast their lot with the United Mine
Worken of America. For yean the
company operating the Nanalmo mlnu
has made it a practice to foster a force
of facile tools. These tools, like the
Biblical sycophants who craved tbe
crumbs from the table of the rich,
were given the best work In ths mlnu
and were accorded generous treatment
by the company. In return It wu they
who settled the disputes between the
other men end tbe company, It wu
they who were ever resdy tb oome
forward snd bear public testimony to
the eminent fairness snd generosity
of the offlcera of tbe Western Fuel
Compsny, and It wu they who were
used u the belt-weathers to warn the
men to beware et "foreign labor agt-
taton" and the Invasion of s "foreign
labor union." It wu they whom the
company depended upon to keep the
men disorganised, and who. were used
u a standard by thou who said the
"Jnnalmo miners were so wel) treated
and so thoroughly utlsfled with their
condition that they never could be
However, those who professed to
know, tailed to take Into account the
less fsvored ones. They felled to take
cognisance of the men who have worked like slavea for small psy, who
worked deficient plsces without compensation and who have performed
dead work and driven narrow work
without adequate return. They failed
to consider the hundreds ot men who
have boen discriminated against and
Infamously fleeced in a hundred different ways by the Western Fuel Company, and who were only waiting a
suitable opportunity to throw oft the
yoke ot Injustice.
Hence it ts that the business Inter
Remember this: Behind every garment is the
reputation and guarantee of a local "get-atable"
firm, which stands ready to make good any defects—
if by any chance there are any—in BUCK BRAND
goofs. Union-made; made-in-Vancouver by union
maids. Ask your dealer for Buck Brand. Try them.
1176 Homer Street .     Vancouver, B. C.
Patrotjio Membership Show Appreciation of Sir Richard's
Efforts in Their Behalf
"The present situation," utd Sir
Richard McBride at a meeting of the
Cumberlsnd Beaver Club recently,
"constitutes a high test of patriotism.
In times of Industrial strife, such ss
now prevails here and elsewhere on
Vsncouver Island, It becomes necesssry thst every true, peace-loving citlsen ahould be on his gusrd to protect
bis horns snd his Interests. Every
msn whots blood stirs st sight of the
Union Jsck snd whose heart throbs at
thought of the greatness of our Empire, should more thsn sver endeavor
to prove worthy of that flag and that
Empire. (Chun.) Especially should
the blandishments of foreign agitators
fall on deaf esrs, and the efforts of foreign unions to establish themselves be
met with cold disapproval. (Applause.)
I can assure you that tbe government
will do all in lta power to further your
worthy efforts."
The meeting hsd been called for the
purpose of reorganizing the club. The
following officers were elected: Sir
Richard McBride, honorary president;
Mr. Ling Hop, president; Col. Wong
Hung Tong, vice-president; Mr. Wop
Lee, secretary; Mr. Pee Ting, treasurer.
"Me tellee you," said the newly-
elected president, "thlsee fine countlee.
Chlneemsn workee mine, catchem one
doller seventy-five sen one dsy. Sometime plenty blowumup; sllee light;
love countlee sllee same."
Oreat enthusiasm wss displayed by
all membera present, and the following wu adopted u the club motto:
? a
Vaaooavat Steam Convention
The  Pacific  Northwest   district  con-
ventfon of the International Longshoremen's union will meet next year In Vancouver, on the first Monday in May.
Parker Williams will speak under tne
auspices of the 8. D. P. of Canada tn
the Dominion theatre, Sunday evening,
June 16.
seta aad tha compears aateWsa are?
unable to undsrataad why there are
16(4 numbers la tha Naaataw Laael
Salon, today, or why It ta that the
oiat—*».,—*—■' ha»e not tamed a
wheel ktauBay lit . ■> ™ " •
At South Wtlltngton every ama te
afflliated with aad standiag loyally by
the union aad tke mtau taste art at
a complete standstill Staoe the strike
haa been made effective powerful in-
finances hsve enduvorad to prejudice
the public, mind agatnet the United
Mine Worken of Asssrlca aad areata
distrust among the awn Involved ta
ths strike. MeUdeae attacks have
been made en tha tatafricy aad etaeer-
Ity of the mlnttrs' offlclsls. We an
accueed c." oosnivtag to Injure the
Vsncouvsr Island stfaiac Industry oo'
that Americannine owners auy prefh
thereby. We ere "evil Invadera" with
"sinister designs." Canadian petrfot,
Ism hu been appealed to ta cedsr te
create nstlonsl ratentmeat acelaat eer
organisation. The men sre told they
should, separata themselvu from tale
"evil American union" aad form a CaV
dlan mlnen' union. To prove that thla
suggestion wu made In good faith,
the Canadian Collieries Company had*'.
launched the Dominion of Canada
Mlnen' Union, Local 15. So that tha
members may get the very beet resolta
from their union, the offlcen ot tke
company have kindly consented te aet
as offlcen of tbe unloni The Initiation
fee Is twenty-five cents sad dues tea
cents psr month. According to the
tut report the membership ooaoletod
of twelve faithful blacklege—ye, am,
wbat a low value the company placu
on the Intelligence of the Vancoovtr
Island minen!.
On Mey IB, the Western Fuel Company sought to stage a master stroke.
When It wu thought the stage wu -
properly ut by the compsny aatoUtee,
the offleen ef the company ceiled the
real men together la a nun meeting
which wu addressed by General Hunger Stockett who told the men. ef
his dup regard for them. He dwelt
Ions and lovingly on their pleasant
relations In the put, told* them how
solicitous be wet about their welfare,
sorrowfully warned them against "ttt.
elgtt agitators," ud, u a grand climax, offered them an Increase In
wages If they would renew the old
"lion and lamb' arrangement. Thla
was the move that wu expected to
sweep the men off their feet aad overwhelm the "foreign agltaton.'' Ia
fact It wss the sold test, snd; be It
uld to the e'veriastln* credit of tbe
men, tbey withstood, ths tost sad politely, but firmly, msde lt clear to Mr.
Stocket thst they would, accept no
nereement unless u memben ot ths
United Mine Worken of Amerlcs. The
dsy following the Nsnslmo ud Vancouver Coal Company msde s similar
sttempt to stampeds their men. This
attempt also met with repudiation by
the men. And yet ths papers continue
to declare thst the men are aot In
favor of the strike.
Thst the Canadian Collieries Compsny Is hard pressed for practical mea
Is evidenced by the fact that they have
agents In England using deception to
Induce men to come to the Island.
Having received Information that a
force of sixty mlnen from Maldenlaw,
Anfleld Plain, Durham, England, were
enroute to the Islud, arrangements
were msde to Intercept them end apprise them of the true state of attain, and, though serious difficulties
were encountered, Orgsnlier Pattlnson succeeded In rescuing the men
from the compsny escort and brought
them to Vsncouver where they were
sheltered snd fed until we were able
to find employment tor them, which
we succeeded In doing after thru days
of effort. These men msde a sworn
statement of their case sud complaint
hu been filed wltb the Dominion authorities. Tbelr statement Is Incor-
mrsted In sn affidavit published elsewhere In this Issue of The Fed.
After the men had resched Vsncouver the company officials brought tea
ot their strike-breakers down trom the
mlnu at Cumberland and attempted to
decoy the men from our escort by
vigorously declaring no strike existed.
Seductive offers ot new clothing, food,
tobacco, beer, were made—anything
waa theln for tbo asking. They were
told they could fix their own price tor
their lsbor If they would but go to the
mines, but, though strangers In a
strange lsnd, homeless, friendless,
penniless snd without honorable employment, these men of men steadfastly refused to prostitute their muhood.
How different lh tbls type of msn from
tbe spineless Isckey who tolls sniveling st the feet of the mine ownen and
sells his manhood to defeat hts fellow-
man. In order that the miners everywhere msy hsve wsrnlng to dtsrsgard
nreu reports which sre calculated tor
their deception, an article which appeared In the Nanalmo Herald Is quoted below:
"Miners Rsfuu to Strike
"Call by United Mine Workers
of America Turned Down.
"NANAIMO, B.C., May 7.—Although well-oragnlted efforts were
made by the union representatlvu
to cell out all the mine workera
In tbe Nsnslmo district, when the
question wss decided by ballot
over ninety per cent of the votae
cast were ln favor of fulfilling the
agreement with the mine owners
and continuing work.
"The vote wu taken In the
courthouse, and all clubs, hotels,
saloons and breweries were closed
by order of the mayor. Perfect order prevailed in the municipality.
"The decision is gratifying to
the  general  public,  snd  feeling
throughout the city Is now mora
optimistic thsn at any Ume during the present yesr."
The  above  article  wu  published
seven days sfter the strike had been
successfully insugurated, during a Ume
when all the mine mulu were on the
aurface, the mine fan dud, and not a
pound of coal was being mined In the
Nanalmo district.
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The symbolism of civilisation has
been an Important aad. fruitful study
in all sges. It Is especially useful
today. .
In the flrat place we see that the
underlying principles of trades unionism smybolltea the central force ot
natural evolution In that the latter Is
ever breaking down claases sad divisions sad bringing to psss a more pep
feet unity of all things.
Secondly, we are to discover that
the practical application of the trades
union label Is ln forceful demonstration of the process by whloh those
who suffer tram clsss domination are
to be delivered trojn sspsratenees to
unity and harmony.
The symbolism ot the label Is not
in practical application. It ts not
In full demonstration. In the* same
measure labor unions and trades
unions aro barren of those soolsl snd
economic results which natural evolution hss destined thsm to supply.
While close attention end able discussion of the momentous Issues between workingmen anl the employing classes hss resulted ln a aomswhat
clear understanding of the achievements to be accomplished, tbe apparently smaller function of the union
lsbel has been overlooked.
The flrst vast realm of thought; discussion and action Is Important possibly beyond sll others, but the latter
Is of vastly more concern, than hitherto hss been realised.
In principle, the trades union lsbel
Is a symbol ot ths obligations of one
trades unionist. Individual, or family
or community towards soother, In sll
the trade sad social activities of life.
It stands for a practical expression of
brotherhood ln every day intercourse
without which there can be no active
union spirit and no real fruitage to
the union propaganda.
How much thought and study have
been given to the natural relativity
and inter-dependence of. individual
trades unionists? To what extent are
the obligations and duties Imposed by
the Union Card, carried out to fulfilment? Is there a distinctive, social
trade life among unionists, based upon
the natural demands of the Label?
Is there not a wide and general
seperateness existing' among trades
unionists, ths representative ot one
trade caring but little whether or not
that of another exchanges with him
or her the obligation ot lnter-unlon
trade or not? Do the wives snd families snd union card holders sufficiently
Impress merchants and dealers that
In tbe absence of the label, the volume
of sales and therefore a corresponding
ratio of profits will be missing?
The great principles of trades unionism are hidden not so much in the
bsiidlng together of workmen to secure a detent wage snd shorter hours
for work, but to create a social order
In which unionists shall live toward
each other for the common good ot all.
TradeB unionists must come closer
together Individually. It Is only by
doing so that they will be able to exercise a stronger power for their cause.
In msny cases, do we not flnd the
wives and daughters of strong union
men risking comfort and often limb In
tbe jam of the bargain counter, In
order to save a few cents ln the pur
chsse ot non-union, landless goods, ln
the manufacture of which underpaid
labor perished In the struggle for a
healthy and virtuous lite?
And Is this foolish struggle of the
women not working to the downfall of
the union cause?  ,
Do we not often find that the mem.
bers of one trades union, while Jest
nils to protect and affirm their own
label, are wholly Indifferent to that
of another trade? This Indifference
passes sround the circuit of the trades
to an extent that Alls the conscientious observer with discouraging forebodings,   i
We have the outward form in con-
sMerablc demonstration, but are we
not deficient of the Inner social life
so, necessary to give productive effects to our efforts?
Can we prosper as trade unionists,
either as an order or ss Individuals In
a cause which is not backed up by the
social life of the families represented
by the active members of the organization?
If the label Is not a smybol to awaken the union home to duty and even
to willing sacrifice, If such, tor the
time being, be necessary, then the
label Is hanging In the assembly hall,
and sb applied to articles of merchandise will soon fade nnd be forgotten.
If the union label can not flnd Its
way Into the social life of the families
of trade unionists, lt never will become
the ensign ot a great liberty-building
order. If lt Is to go down before the
cheap tinsel of the bsrgstn counter,
tt will never go up ln the masculine
marts of trade; and without this home
and sods) power, trade unionism will
And where sre the noble women
In this cause? Are they still fighting
vice and smiling upon vice-producers;
still buttling with crime snd accepting
the gallantry of those who produce
criminals? Still coquetting with the
breeders of social poverty snd psylng
for their victims? Has it not occurred
to our grand women In the church and
out of It, In the club and out of It,
thst If they will raise the standard
of the Union Label, and enter
upon a crusade for the tradea union
cause, they will do more to suppress
crime snd overthrow crime producers
thsn In anything else, In which they
csn engage.
The labor unionists holding cards
In vindication of the cause of the wsge
earners' cause who will patronise non
label goods, when union labor wares
are available, simply because they sre
the products of a trade to which he
does not belong, violates the fundamental principles of human brotherhood, snd places a weapon In the
hands of the working people for the
destruction of society.
. I am for a union label campaign, because our merchants can be educated
to Bee tbat they can not prosper with
-out the union label goods. They will
sen to It that such commodities are In
full supply upon their counters and
shelves, and as a result of this desired
change, all things, we shsll enjoy general social peace and security.
A Correction
Editor, B. C. Federatlonist: In my
letter published ln the Issue of The
Fed. dsted May 30, an omission occurs
which I desire you to correct by Inserting tbls. In the eighth paragraph
of the said letter the following sen.
tence appears: "On the other hand,
such successes ss sre met with cannot
be ascribed," etc., etc. The word
"all" should be read ln and Inserted
after the word "cannot" In the line
j  January to June, 1913.
H. C. Benson... m. (Typo. Union)
*flM>prttldfnt i
W. ManBon.. .„<Amal. Carpenters)
General aeomtaryi
J. W. Wilkinson; jLLabor Templo
Room 210 (Bro. ot Carpenters.)
J. Campbell 1984 Fourth Ave. w.
(Bro. of Carpenters.)
V WiKspT   Wt   wvinHPlBJ
MS ot Ik* ealllTM-OoMldu. analt,
ot which as aew Oiphenm Uwatrt la a
ornoaas er TAnootrvwn
W. Foxcroft... 952 Seymour St.
(Bro. of Carpenters.)     ~-
„•■■:'' SotfiaMKt-Amn
W. J. P.pea. .-(Bricklayers' Union)
._   . Trustees!
F- Hoover. (St. Hallway Employees)
V. R. Migley.....^...—....(Lathers"Unfon)
J. H. .McVety....Hooni Ml, taabor Temple
(Machinists'. Union)
U« of XWlaeatM ■epMsrattar AflUatee
..AP"1* Carpenters^rW. Manson; H.
McEwen: W. Dennlfi J. O. Smith: H.
Carter: 1 O. Davidson; W. K. Currle,
Bro. of Carpenters—J. Campbell; E:
Lothian; J. Kernighan; T. Flxen; Alec
McLeod; J. W. Wilkinson; W. Foxcroft.
Bricklayers' Union—w. J. Pipes; W.
Barker; J. Q. Brey; H. P. Wand; J. H.
BBlsfordfc.&.SU$>Sjl: X JJoslett.
Barbel* JimmrCi a Herrltt; ft F.
BnrlenW  U»lo»-A.  MwDoMlH
""'"''■IJ-t am__m.rt~A. Llvlnr-
"tene; *^"^«piL.L. _JM*tt, M.
Msckfe.    ' *™ .    ..*• .^swW*^;'.
Bookbinders' Unloa—<L Mowat; A
Ratey. .
...9.l8'r J?a!*er«—A- Olondt; D. A. Mc-
Mlllan; W. J. stavklm.
Cooke—W. E. Walker.
Electrical Workers, Local 213—O. B.
Moulton; O. 8. Phllpott; H. A. Jones;
R. R- Robinson; H. Lauder; C. E. Knlfrht
Electrical workers, Local 621—S*
Estenb'ausen; P. Hqpps.
Iron Molders—.T. Townsend: W. O'Nell:
A. Hubert; T. Simpson: M. Malay.
Letter CorrlorB—Fred Knowles; A. R.
„Lathers—V. R. Mldgley;' a. O. Mc-
Murty; A. A. Haverbush.
Machinist)!—J. H. McVety; J. F.
Fisher: J. BrookB; ,T. o, 'Davis.
Musicians—J. T.,Lawson; A. J. Mala-
Plumbers—C. L. Bonander.
1-,.?'!.n"?s*"**4- ,V. Abb« E- Staples; H.
Grand: J. Freckleton; J. McMillan.
Street Railway Employees—F. A.
Hoover; J. Ferris; F. a Cleveland; F.
Halgh; W. H. Cottrell; w. W. Burrough
i. Auton.
Typographical Union—R. P. Petll-
Piece; W. R. Trotter: H. C. Ben«on; J.
Rankin; A... Fraser Hold; o. Bartley.
Tailors' Union—J. McDonald: A. Harvey: J. Ellsworth: F. Dolk; H. Word-
Horse Shoers—.Tamos Smith.
Tllelayers am! Helpers—J. Kavanagh:
***. A. Gray: ,T. k. Flslior.
Pattern Makers—T. Saxby: R. Samson.
fr'ntlng Pressmen—James litaley.    .
United Garment Workers—Miss Mela?: Mr". Poddlobnt.
Snlnelers—p   Sabln: T. Sarglnaon.
Waitresses—Ml»s Brlsbaur.
S1!'!-"'  -\ "«rtvn; C. Stnlford.
Uphol«terers—A. Qoodroon: A. Dutlile.
Hod carriers, Biilldlng and Common
Laboreri' Unlnn-P. Hurst: O. A. Kll-
natrlck; a-HarHson; c. Bunce; O. H.
Olltson; J. McBeth.
Commercial      Telegraphjrs—H.   ^.W.
Moving Picture Operators — H.
„ Longshoremen—O. Thomas: P.'Peel:
Q. J. Kelly: A. Reed; T. Nixon. i
Steam Fnglneers—F. Blumberg: E
Prendergast: w. Alexander.
Sheet Metal Workers—L. R. Gould:
A. _Ehrct; A. O. Gllhardt, '
"Auxiliary No. 1, Electrical Workers—
H. R Benles: J. Reld: C. Langley: G R
McBain; J. H. Robertson. y
Organisation    Conunlttw   Trades   ana
labor Comma. ^^
t J.V.H-  McVety;    J.    Freckleton;    E.
Lothian; W. Foxcroft: P. Hurst; V. R
w.-W?1*; h Bi"'fl,tt!,c- E- Herrltt; H. P.
Wand; J. L. Sprlgel.
"Mrllamontary Committee.
W. J. Pipes; A. W. Abbs; C. F. Burk-
bnrt; Q Bortlev; F. Knowles; G. Mowat;
G. J. Kelly; H. A. Jones.
An hospital Is an Institution devoted
to the preservation of human chsr-
aoteristlcs. I wss once sent to ths
hospital by mistake. I mistook a cow
for a piece of dark, road while accompanying a motorcycle which had me
under fall control In the late evening.
After diagnosing my flnanclal standing, the surgeons proceeded about the
task of reassembling my organism in
a nervous snd hurried manner.
It-is a splendid thing that so msny
people-try to make it pleasant for
those In the hospital. Never shall I
forget the sweet but ssd countenance
of the minister who called.one Son-
day. He told me to be of good cheer,
even If my chances of reoovery were
poor. The flesh svaileth naught, he
said, but ths spirit rlseth triumphant;
it would not be so bad If mine were
gathered home ere again It came In
contact with the tainted world. As,
he left a peaceful vision came to me
of a beautiful monument gleaming ltt
the afternoon sun, while In tbe soft
breexe the dalslss gently waved over
a new made grave.
Once a brass band name end played
ln front of the building. Those who
could stand It wers wheeled out where
they could get the full force of the
tunes, while a vsrsatlls patient ett-
tertslnsd the others with the delirium
tremens. One. msn said hs would just
as. soon have the deltmtum tremens
as ba plsyedy.to by some bands whsn
he was weak and helpless, I do not
think I would say s thing like that,
but we must excuse the man ae a long
sojourn In the hospital Is liable to
brssk down the natural reserve. It
Is not advisable to reside ln an hospital unless absolutely necessary.
HANK.    .
Graduate Nurses' Convention.
The .flrst annual meeting ot the
Graduate Nurses' Association ot British Columbia will be held In Vancouver; June 18 and 14, tn the Board et
Trade rooms, ltolaons hank building.
Papers will be read on subjects of
Interest. In the nursing world.
Allied Electrical Trades Winning.
The Btrike of the Light and Power
Counoll against the Pacific Oas and
Electric Co. of San Francisco hss resulted ln complete demoralization of
the service supplied by the compsny.
A win for the Council Is only a matter
of time.
Uss Union-msds Tobsooo.
We do net ask you to use tobacco
In any form—that Is your business
strictly—but tf you do use tobacco we
very naturally desire that you will
buy such brands- ss bear the Blue
label. There are many brands tn all
the different classes—choose one of
them.—The Tobacco Worker.
Halifax Streetrallwsy Employees Win
The 8troetrallway Employees' Association at Halifax have won a complete victory, the present of the
union taking out the first car one day
laat week. •-     »—->-'
Frightful Industrial Toll, '
One person Is either killed or injured every seven minutes on tbe railroads of this country, according ,to
statistics presented by United States
experts who have been Investigating
accidents and their causes.
Moncton Types. Organize.
James Drury, orgsnlzer for the International 'typographical union, held
n meeting of Moncton, N.B., prints last
week, when a number signed the application for a charter. He left on Friday for Prince Edward Island and will
return early next week to complete
arrangements for the formation of a
local of the I. T. U. A committee waa
appointed to Interview all the printers
and report at next meeting.—Eastern
Labor News.
"Of all the numerous leBsons
thtt labor has learned and still
has to learn, the most Important of all Is the use of unity.
Persons or groups of persons
who torment endless Internal
strife within the ranks of labor
are either misguided fanatics
or servile tools of the enemies
ot labor. So long as the workers remain divided It Ib easy
for the Interests that exploit the
workers and fatten on their
labor to continue to be complete masters of the situation.
Only when the workers get together, stand together and flght
together—when fighting la necessary—can they hope to make
any considerable headway. For
ages labor has been the underdog. Steeped in Ignorance and
superstition, tho workers of tho
past have been tbe easy victims of their masters. For s
long time they hsrdly dared to
think for themselves. But of
late - years there has been a
marvelous awakening within
the ranks of the workers.
Everywhere they are organizing Into unions-and Into political organizations,"
Omaha Building Trade Scales
The Western Laborer gives the wsge
scales of the building trades In Omaha,
Neb., as follows, the figures being the
smount an hour: Bricklayers, 70
cents; structural Iron workers, 56*4
cents; plasterers, 75 cents; lsthers,
50 cents; hoisting engineers, 40 cents
and 50 cents; tile setters, 6654 cents;
plumbers, 68 2-3 cents; steamfltters,
68 2-8 cents; steamfltters' helpers, 26
cents; gssfltters, 68 2-8 cents; carpenters, 60 cents; stonecutters, 56
cents; marble setters, 56ft cents;
painters. 50 cents; sheet metal workers, 42%' to 5714 cents; electrical
workers, 40 to 50 cents; roofers, 40 to
50 -cents; cement workers, 62K cents,
and laborers and hob carriers, 26 to SO
cents.   The eight-hour day prevails,
dgarmsksrs' Benefit
During the yesr 1812 the Clgarmakers' International Union paid to
its travelling, members 838,543.47. To
those on strike 847,671.20 cost per
member per year for these two benefits 31.10. The sick benefits paid
amounted to 3201,296.03, costing the
members 34.13 per capita. The death
and total disability benefits totalled
1251,677.41, costing the members 35.03
per capita. The out-of-work benefit
was 336,942.50 at a per capita cost of
87 cents. The total cost per member
per year for these benefits was 311.14.
The total benefits paid by the Clgarmakers during 1912 amounted to 3576,-
130.61. The grand total of all benefits
paid during a period of 32 years snd
two months was 310,228,842.71. The
bslsnce remaining ln the Clgarmakers'
treasury st the close of 1912 amounted
to 3443,384.62. ,
Brewery Workers Win.
An sgreement hss been reached In
the controversy between the Brewers'
Union snd the Brewers of California,
and a strike bss been averted. The
new wage scale and working agreement affecting the varloua unions In
I be Industry give the brewers and
maltsters an sdrance of 31.60 a week,
beer wagon drivers, 81 Per week, extra driven and stablemen, 31.50 per
week, beer bottlers, 32.50 and 33.25
per week. This agreement covers the
entire brewing Interests ot California.
—A. F. of L. News-lstter. '
e   .   .
A satisfactory agreement has been
procured by the Brewery Workers,
Seattle, Wash, from the Northwest
Brewers' Association, which Is to continue for two yesrs. The sgreement
carries with lt a clause which provides tbat all construction work and
renalr work shsll be done by union
labor, Tbls provision Ib of much value
to the building tradea.
"The West Virginia of Europe."
The following item from tha Internstlonsl News Letter Indicates the
condition of affaire In Russia. Russia
had better be careful or she will earn
for herself the title of "tho West Virginia of Europe."
"The 1st of May was appropriately
celebrated as a labor day In tbe provinces of RuBBla adjacent to the Baltic
Sea and also ln Russian Poland and
the neighboring provinces. Notwithstanding the fact that the police took
the 'necessary precautions,' they were
unable to prevent an almost general
stoppage of work In Riga, Warsaw,
and other places, whore handbills were
distributed and demonstrations attempted, A large squad of police and
police spies entered the editorial snd
printing offices of the Social Democratic newspaper, the 'Prawda,' ln St.
Petersburg, on the night of the 30th
of April, under the leadership of a police officer. A search of the premises
ensued, which lasted several hours.
Without troubling to wait for the editor or the publisher, the police forced
open all cupboards, drawers and boxes,
taking away the whole of the books,
newspapers, correspondence and other
editorial matter,"
Don't delay the game, If you haven't
got the speed, step aside and allow
some one that knows how to get there.
Overalls and Glove!
We carry a good stook of Carhartt Oanlh,
black and Striped —, , _-i-,r
Keotucky Jean i, r—~ «'— W0
Bide —     - -      -
: Brand Overalls _
Carhartt Gauntlet*, |1.60-
H. B. K. OauntletAj7«o to-
We've picked winners in Hen's BUI Shoes. We're at the earrioe
of every man who desires the beat shoee hia money oan boy.
WT   fl R R   a* MAIN STREET
***_*••aMa—wi Aa»wrj^ama*lr;
no matter what lta name, unlees It bean a
plain-end readable Impression ef tMs Stamp.
All shoes without the Union Stamp are
slwsys Non-Union.
IsslA MHam Work***' Uaatoss
Set Summer Street. Beaten, Maae.
1. F. Tobln, Free.    C. t. Bains, eK.-Trsss,
Padmore's Big Cigar Store
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Should be Teikr-fnede and made by. Union Teflon. Few slock to label trass
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Brewed and Bottled in Vancouver by
Vancouver Breweries, Limited PAGE FOUR
Mr. Union Man
Here is the place to
buy a union-made
We carry the largeet
assortment of union-
made bats in
Leader Exclusive
$2.00 Hat Store
S.W. Corner Haatinge and,
Abbott Street*
Largeet Canadian Retailers of
' $2.00 Hats
The first train Is usually greeted
with cheers, the flrst freight rates with
THE strike ia still on at tha
1 Queen Mine and Silver
Dollar, at Sheep Creek, B. C.
All working men urged to stay
away until this Btrike is settled.
Ordeb Ymib Minssb' Union
j  For All Occasions
For yachting, motor hosting,
tramping, camping, hunting, golfing, sailing, fishing, touring, pick-
nicklng, loafing or working,
T.B. Cuthbertson
MS Hastings Vy.   MO Oranvllle
lit Hsstings W.
The rear portion of a four-storey
brick and concrete building In the 200
block on Pender Btreet, collapsed at
10 o'clock thla morning, killing, one
workman instantly, Injuring five others, and burying two more beneath the
The building was being constructed
by the J. F. Wlneland Construction &
Engineering Co,, a firm noted for the
employment of non-union labor. It
gives erery evidence of hasty and
cheap work. The collapse Is allegedly
due to the giving away of Improperly
reinforced concrete pillars. Beams In
the still Intact front portion are per
ceptlbly sagging, being propped up by
flimsy two-by-four supports.
..JUNB II, 1913
Se Hers Saturday Afternoon Work
Mayor Baxter advises The-Fed. that
there will be no more Saturday afternoon
work on the Georgia-Harris atreet viaduct, recently let to McDormotl a Co.
The employees were compelled to work
last Saturday afternoon, but there will
be no more of It This because of representations made to the mayor during
the week by a committee of business
. The appointment of a scaffolding Inspector seeme to be 'coming up," after
many vexatious delays.
Alberta Federatlonist Special
The "Convention Special" of the Alberta Federatlonist comes to hand this
week.  It Is a handsome edition, and
doss Its producers proud in every way,
Toronto Typo. Officers.
Duncan HcDougsli la tine new presl.
dent of Toronto Typographical union.
Qeorge Cassldy and Bob Elliott will go
to Nashville, and Jimmy Simpson snd
James Stevenson to the Montreal congress.—Phil, Obermeyer. *
Calgary Retail Clerks
Calgary retail clerks have joined In
the general agitation throughout
Western Canada tor an early doling
by-law and Saturday afternoon holiday.
The clerks have started out right by
forming a union. As ln Vancouver and
Victoria .several public men have been
enlisted In" tbe work.
Retail Employees' Organization of B.C.
. The members of the local branch of
the Retail Employees' organization of
B. C. met together and held a very
successful meeting last week ln the
Progress Club hall.
Hr, Bruce, a member, occupied the
Chair, and In his opening remarks
stated that the object of the meeting
was to stimulate Interest among the
employees ln the half-holiday movement now on foot. D. W. Poupard,
the .organising secretary of the organisation, was called upon to report upon
the progress of the movement ln Vlotoria.
The organising secretary ssld that
the movement was rapidly gaining ln
popularity, and that the Retail Employees were recognising thst nothing
Will Also Aak A. F. of L. to Place
Oi-tfnniger in Vanoouver to
aUatgt Btuineea Agents
At laauheetlng of Vancouver Trades
and Labor Council two letters, were
received from the local Progress Club.
The flrst of these contained the re-
guest that the Counoll should appoint
two of Its members to go on the directorate of the club. The second stated
thet the club realised that a great
many Immigrants were now coming
into the elty, end that It would he a
desirable thing to form plans whereby
these Immigrants could be dealt wj^h
tn such a manner as to cause ths least
 cause ths least
Stoves, Ranges, Crockery, Furniture and Household Goods.
Furniture Moving, Packing
and Storage..
Phons Ssy. 1748
Laoroaae Tomorrow.
LacrosBo enthusiasts will hope for a
different brand of the national game
tomorrow than that exhibited at New
Westminster last Saturday. In ths
language of tbe fan the last game waa
punk. Although the score stood 11-2
in favor of the cup-holders, it was no
criterion of the game. Neither team
played real lacrosse. It resolved Itself Into pairing off tor "defensive"
purposes. However, Vancouver's Sat-
urday-afternoooroff crowd Is promised
something bettor for tomorrow at Exhibition Park oval.
Furniture Co.
Wide-Awake Furniture
Company, Limited
41 Hastings Street W.
Phone Seymour 38S7
Human Slaughter During April.
Industrial accidents occurlng to 142
Individual workpeople ln Canada during the month of April, 1913, were recorded by the Department of Labor.
Of these, 111 were fatal and 851 resulted ln serious Injuries. In the preced
Ing month there were 93 fatal and 887
non-fatal accidents recorded, a total of
480, and in April, 1912; there were 76
fatal and 376 non-fatal accidents recorded, a total of 466. The number of
fatal accidents recorded In April wss
therefore two less thsn In March, 16
and 15 more than ln April, 1912,
- Reaping ths Whirlwind
Port Arthur News: ..Joseph Pescott,
s French cook, employed by the Thiel
Detective Agency sb cook st tbe ear
barns for the men In the employ of-the
Organisation, who hsve been acting as
street, railway employees since the
strike, wss this morning fined ten dollars and costs, or In tbe alternative
thirty days' Imprisonment, by Msgls-
trots Doble for stealing an eighteen
pound ham, tour knives, three forks, a
clothes brush, four towels and other
sundry articles, valued ln sll at nine,
dollars ,from 'the kitchen at the car
As time goes on the shsme of the
Twin Cities will be made more apps-
rent. Were lt not for the plot behind
lt sll to discredit municipal ownership
of the street railway system, even by
such despicable tactics as now being
employed, much more could be said.
But to those who understand, it's
Soot and Hue Workers' Contention
The Boot and Shoe Workers' international union will go Into convention at
Montreal next Monday. Eddie O'Dell Is
ln the Canadian metropolis looking after
preliminary arrangements for the gathering.
108 Hastings Street East
Agent for
Cyolee  for Hire
Expert Repairing
W. H. Morrison
Phone Seymour 2704
The death of Elisabeth, wife ot
Cbsa. Scott, formerly of Winnipeg,
took place at Kamloops on June 6th,
of pneumonia, aged 88 years. The remains were Interred at Vancouver on
Monday last.' Mr. Scott Is a member
of the Brotherhood of Carpenters.'
Most up-to-date Baths In ths elty.
Hot Room, Stesm Room, Mas-
ssge snd Swimming Tsnk. All
Included for One Price, 11,00.
Hsstings snd Csrrsll Sts.
Pets Bsncroft, Prop.
137 Cordova Street W.
Basement Hotel Cordova
Specialists in Men's Wear—Men's Straw Hats
Boater styles with medium crown and
broad brim. In best makes, $1.26 and
Full range of Working Sbirts, Gloves, Eto.
always on hand
lzatlon. When the movement began
In Victoria there was no thought of
extending lt, but lt was not long before tbey realized that to be successful
it would be necessary to Include the
whole of B, C. Referring to the long
hours thst those employed in the
stores worked, he told the following
|.A married man engaged in a store
snd living some distance out of town,
left his home before his little daughter was up ln the morning, and when
returning at night she was already ln
bed. ThlB state of affaire existed from
Monday morning until very late Saturday night. Sunday morning, sometime
after 8 o'clock, he rose, and seeing the
little girl playing outside ln the rain
he sent her Indoors; The little, one
ran in crying bitterly, and told her
mother thst the strange man who
lodged with them on Sundays had
sent her In." (Much laughter and
It was time, he said, that we get
to know our wives and children better,
and the, proposed halt-holiday will help
a lot.
Continuing, It was pointed out that
the movement wss receiving the support of the best of the employers, of
several members of parliament, the
whole of the church ln Victoria, and
by far the greatest section of th public. All thst remains Is for the Retail
Employees themselves to take an active Interest in the work, The men
snd women who were the ones to
benefit were the ones who should come
forward and support this movement,
do the work, take the responsibilities
snd pay the bills. Why was It tbat lt
was easier to deal with the employers
than with the employees! In unity
there Is truly strength, the employees
must get together; their cause wss
jdst and reasonable; tbere wss nothing
to fear; theirs wss the winning fight
lt only they would get together and
keep together.
: Mr. A. H. B. Cowan In reponse to
the chair, next addressed the meeting,
and he was received with great applause. Mr. MacQowan said thst he sincerely considered It a great honor to
be asked to spesk to the gathering
present; his sympathies for many
years had been with those who worked
long hours for small wages. He ventured to claim that he bad worked as
long, if not longer, hours on smaller
pay than sny present. Without doubt
every man and woman needed a
weekly half-holiday, and certainly
Saturday was the best day for tt. He
was certain, he said, that In his own
line of business the weekly half-holt-
day was enjoyed and bore good fruit,
and there was no reason why the Re-
tall Employees should not also bave
lt. - Mr. MacQowan did not think lt was
necessary for him to tell what they
should strive for; they should know
their own requirements, What he
would say was thU: "Form yourselves
Into a strong unton or club." He did
not care what they decided to call It.
It should remember that there were
unions and unions, but In bis experience he had slwsys tound that where
a union was conducted on sound lines
lt had always been a great benefit to
those tn the unton, to the employers
and to tbe community at large. As the
cost of living Increased, It was necesssry that wages should Increase In like
proportions, snd In this the unions hsd
rendered society a great service.
"Tes," he said, "bind yourselves together In a strong union or club; make
up your minds what you want and
bring every pressure to bear ln the
right quarters, and you wtll flnd tbat
a measure will be passed to bring
about tbe much-needed reforms," In
closing he said that he would do all In'
his power to assist them In their work,
but once again he urged them to band
themselves together.
The Rev. Dr. Fraser was the next
to speak, end he, like the last speaker,
was exceedingly well received. Dr.
Fraser commented In a general way
shout the holiday movement, It was
a movement which hsd his wholehearted Bupport. He hsd alwaya been
greatly Interested In such efforts. He
could not fall to see the tired look
upon the faces of the men and women
engaged In the stores at teh end Of
the week, on the Saturday afternoon
and evening. ThlB alone was sufficient to warrant the Introduction of
the holiday. In his travels he hsd, he
said, paid a visit to Australia, and on
thnt visit he hsd been thoroughly convinced that B. C. had a lot to learn
from Australia. One thing in particular he hsd noticed, snd that was tbat
the towns and cities seemed deserted
on Saturday afternoons, and that ths
populations were to be found healthily
and happily enjoying recreations and
pastimes In the open. All plsces of
business, he discovered, closed their
doors at 18 o'clock, and the whole
population were healthier snd hsppler
for the holiday. Why should not this
state of affairs exist here? Replying
to a question, Dr. Fraser stated that
he did not' remember seeing a single
drunken person In. the streets ln Australia on Saturday afternoons. He did
not think that there was any cause for
fear in the direction that, given this
leisure, men would dissipate. Dr.
Fraser, like the other speakers, urged
upon those present to spread tbe movement and become strongly organised.
Tn his closing remarks he stated thst
ln the past he bad devoted a Sunday
evening sermon upon the half-holiday
question, and that he was willing to
do so again.
The secretary of the Vancouver
branch, In hts report, stated tbat ln the
first Ave days of the present month
the membership had gone up by 250
Applications should be made to Hon,
Sec. B. W. Healey, Room 201, Labor
Temple. Office hours, 8 p.m. Thursday,
inconvenience to tho city. Along with
this letter waa a resolution, passed by
the Immigration snd employment committee of ths club, proving In unmistakable terms that whatever the general policy of the club may be, tbey
realise that, In view of tbe great
amount of unemployment at present
prevailing In the city the influx of new
comers Is fraught with possibilities
Inimical to the welfare of both those
who come and those who are already
here. The letter ssked tbat the council ssnd two members on to the committee. The council decided to secede
to the request, snd V. R. Mldgeley was
appointed. President Benson refrained
from making the second appointment,
as he stated that It was his wish that
W, R, Trotter, who was not present at
the council meeting owing to being
down at the Immigration conference ln
Portland, should also be a member of
the committee owing to the special j
study of Immigration which he hss
Whilst there wss a general opinion
ln favor of the council being represented on the immigration.committee
of ths club, yet many delegates dissented from the proposal to send men
on to the directorate. Those wbo opposed the Idea were of the opinion that
ths club only wgntgd to hsve representation ffonr the council ln order to be
able to ssy tbat the general policy ot
tbe Progress Club had the sanction and
approval of the council. Whilst those
who took the opposite view held that,
whilst many of the activities of tbe
club might not meet with the endorse,
tlon ot the council, yet lt would be a
good thing to, have members of organized lahor on the board to speak ln the
interests of the workers when" the
various plans of the club were under
discussion. Finally, after a spirited
debate, which lasted sn hour, and during which time the matter was discussed from every angle, lt was decided
to send two representatives ss requested. For this purpose Messrs, 3.
H. McVety and J. W. Wilkinson were
nominated, snd no further names being
suggested, tbey were declared elected
to repreient the Trades and Lahor
Council on the directorate of the Progress Club.
For some time past the unions have
been complaining that organisation
work was not going forward as satisfactorily as could he desired. Owing
to the slackness ot employment msny
men have left town, and new members
are always harder to get when trade
Is slack. In view of this, and acting
a request from the Carpenters'
Union, the council decided to write
the executive council of the American
Federation of Labor drawing their attention to the local "conditions, snd
urging the necessity of sending two or
more good organisers to Vancouver
for the purpose ot assisting the local
agents ln their work. The next convention of the A. F, of la. will be held
at Seattle in November, and tn view of
tbat fsct lt was felt tbat there would
be a favorable disposition on tbe part
of the executive of the A. F. ot L. to
further organization work tn this northwest territory.
Secretary Wilkinson wae Instructed
to write the provincial government
urging upon them the necessity et attempting to bring the coal operators
DISTRICT 18, U. M. W. of A.
Latest adlvces from District 18, U.
M. W. of A., Indicate the election of
J. E. Smith over ex-President Clem
Stubbs, though complete returns have
not yet been given out.
The Bakers of Victoria have organized a union. Int Org. Marcel Wllle,
who arrived ln Vancouver some two
weeks ago, went over to the Capital
City last Saturday aud gave the boys
a lift. Christian Siverts, president of
the B. C. Federation ot Labor, rendered
splendid assistance ln the-institution
of the new local. The charter has already heen applied for, and Organiser
Wllle will return to Victoria next week
to complete the organisation.
"Prospects fpr the Bakers all over
Western Canada are very fair," said
Org. Wills to The Fed, tbls morning.
'In the course of a few months we expect to have every city in Western
Canada organized In our craft."
'Our local officials again approached
the proprietor of the Woman's Bsksry
with a view to securing an agreement
with Vancouver local, but this Mr.
Coulter refused absolutely. We will,
therefore, discuss the adoption of other
means of securing recognition at our
next meeting," continued Org, Wllle,
"We have slrsady commenced an
agitation for compliance with the provisions ot ths. Provincial Bakeshops
Act, and before we get through with
our Union Label campaign, which Is
reslly the only guarantee of decent
working conditions, there will be some
chsnges In the bakeshops of 'Vancouver.''
and the striking miners ot Vancouver
Island together with a view to bringing about an understanding which will
end the: trouble at present existing.
The five members ot parliament representing Vsncouver in the provincial
house are also to be asked to use their
Influence to the end desired.
The proposal of the council to establish a library In the Labor Temple for
the use of the union men of the city
Is to be dealt with during the summer,
with a view to having it ln working
shape for the winter season. An appeal for funds to be set aside for the
purchasing of books and general run-
nlng expenses Is to be sent out to the
unions afflliated with the counoll. The
Letter Carriers reported tbat under
the new order Just issued by the
postal authorities, all carriers In ths
city had received a rise In wages of
15 cents per dsy, whilst tha promotion
whtth formerly took ilx years to obtain will now occupy only three years,
Msrcel Wills, an International organizer of the Bakers' Union, waa
present In the meeting ot tbe council,
and, at the Invitation of president
Benson, addressed the delegates.
The local Longshoremen's Union
reported that under the new agreement between themselves and tbe B. C.
Marias Association, two grades ot
dockworkers would receive a rise In
wsgss amounting to 1>K and 10 per
cent respectively.
The MuBiclsns' Unton reported having failed to seoure the price ot 13.00
per msh tor concerts In Stanley Park,
although they bad practically been
promised tbat sum this year by the
Park Board of last yesr. A committee
was appointed to appear before the
board ln connection with this matter,
also to take up the question ot Orientals being employed ln the msnufscture
of Ice cream by a firm having the contract for tbe supply of tbat delicacy to
the refreshment pavilions In Stanley
Park. The Musicians further reported
having turned down an engagement
worth 1400.00 at Cumberland for May
1st owing to the fact that the Miners'
Union band of Cumberland had been
refused the job on account of the
strike trouble.
Further Increase of Unemployed.
The municipality of Burnaby haa
paid off a large number of its publlo
works employees, giving aa a reason
the "flnanclal stringency." All of
which adds to the Increasing number
of unemployed at a time ot year when
there Is usually plenty ot Jobs for outdoor wage-workers. What the condition of the labor market will resolve
Itself Into.by midwinter may be best
left to those responsible for lt
- Carpenters' Lower Initiation Fse
The Joint committee ot Carpenters,
at a speolel meeting held this week,
decided, upon hearing the reports of
their organisers and business agents,
tb allow the initiation tee of IE to re-
main at that figure until they saw lit
to raise lt This, In the opinion of the
joint committee, will allow organising
work now being carried on to be more
effective. All union carpenters are
urged to furtehr the cause nn their
jobs and resist the agents In every
Among ths Csrpentere
Complying with the action ot the
American Federation of Labor, officers
of tho Amalgamated and United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners met
In Cleveland during the month of May,
snd succeeded ln perfecting an arrangement for the amalgamation of
the two organisations. - Tbls agreement Is to be referred to a referendum
vote, but as tbere Is good prospects for
Its approval, lt means the beginning
of tbe end of one more situation which
has caused a very great deal of trouble
to the building tradea. Every effort
Is being made to have ths two organizations work ln harmony.
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choose our
Malleable Range
It is the only range that gives absolute
satisfaction. Everybody who examines the
Empress Range is most favorably impressed
\yith it. Everybody who has used an Empress Bange 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 Store]
"Best Three Dollar Hat on I    _
Richardson & Potts
417 Granville Street, Phone 3822
Employment Agencies Registering
Malcolm R. J. Reld, local Dominion
Immigration agent, received a wire
early In tbe week from W. D. Scott,
federal superintendent of Immigration,
Ottawa, advising him that no applications had np' to that date been received trom British Columbia employment agencies tor licenses, under the
Order-ln-CounclI P. C. 1028, and that
further neglect would result ln Immediate prosecutions. Since then, however, the majority of labor agencies
have-made formal applications for
licenses, recommended, ss provided
tor, by the mayor or chief of police.
wish to announce that Mr. Franklin and members of his orchestra
are not members of the Musicians
Union. When engaging music for
your next dance or social, make
sure that your Orchestra is composed of UNION musicians.
For full Information Phone Musicians' Union
Sey. 7818.  840 Robson Strset
Berry Bros.
Agents for Cleveland Cyolee,
-«le Blerele with the aepntsttM"
Full line of acotMoxles
-Repairs promptly executed
eie sAsrasa ar. a.
 Miens ,a*ays»w Moe
Secretary Wilkinson hss this week
circularized local unlona as follows:
"Vancouver: Trades and Labor
Council Is desirous of establishing a
library ln the Labor.Temple for the
use of members of the unions afflliated
with the Council,
Providing the plan meets with the
support and approval of the Unions, lt
Is Intended thst eventually the organised labor movement of the city shsll
have a library of Its own well stocked
with hooka of special and general Interest to all wage workere,
"However, this cannot be accomplished without funds, and I am therefore Instructed to ask all Unions affiliated with the Trades and Labor
Council to subscribe as liberally as
possible to a fund whloh Is to be set
apart by the Council for the purpose of
establishing the proposed library,
"Please bring this matter before
your organisation at lte next meeting,
and forward your donation to Mr. J.
Campbell, secretary-treasurer, Trades
and Labor Council, 1994 4th Avenue
W„ City."
Secretary, Neelands, of Vancouver
LTypo. Union No. 116, wae a delegate to
the grand lodge of the I. O. O. F. at
Nanalmo during the week. President
Robb officiated aa sub, during; his
• •  •
Wm. Davidson, executive board, member of the Western Federation of
Miners, waa a visitor in Vanoouver
this week. Mrs. Davidson, who has
been confined ln a Victoria hospital
for some weeks, is now recovering.
■ •  •  •
Mrs. R. P. Pettlplece, who hss been
111 et the general hospital for some
weeks, Is now convalescing, much to
the peace of mind of R, P. P, and the
six little Farms.
:.e » •
A. O, Webb, who resigned as secre-
tary-tresBurer of Britannia Miners'
unton some montbs sgo, end a well
Uked unionist In loesl Lsbor Temple
circles. Is now a homesteader, at Collate, In the Shuswap Lake valley, near
Notch Hill.
• •   •
W, R. Trotter, Vancouver Trades
and Labor Council delegate to the
Portlsnd Immigration convention,
which conoluded Its sessions last Saturday, haB returned to the city, and Is
once more holding cases In the proofroom fit The Province. He will submit
his report to the next meeting of the
central labor body on Thursday, June
Good and Reliable
Always to be had at the
Imperial Wine
54 Cordova Street Wist
Phone Set. 955
and Jewelery
Geo. G. Bigger
148 Heatings Street West
Light and Heavy Horses
and Shetland Poniea tor Sale
846 Hornby St,    Phone Sey. 798
nn with
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owned snd controlled by union men, Its success depends solely upon
the Interest and fidelity shown it by ths workers of the province.
The managing editor Is working for you at so much per week. He
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