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INDUSTRIAL UNITY: STRENGTH..
OFFICIAL PAPER: VANCOUVER TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL AND B. C. FEDERATION OF LABOR.
POLITICAL OWTY:'
SlFTH YEAR.   NO.-102.
VANCOUVER, B.Cv FfilDAY, MARCH 21, 1913.
$1-00 A'
SERIOUS UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM
IN VANCOUVER BUILDING TRADES
In then piping dayi of "proiperity,"
when corporations and government!
are buiy tpendlng thousand! of dot
, lam In publicity promotion, for the
purpoie of Inducing Jobless wage-
workers to "oome to Canada'
throw themselves upon the labor market, It may be intertiting to note thit
thtrt are already thousands of skilled
and unskilled workera out of work la
Western Canada, even at thla tlmt ot
tht rear, a time whan'Ordinarily tht
lnduitrlil world li supposed to bt
humming. ■
In Vancouver olty alone, especially
among the building tradea, there are
enough men available for twice the
amount of work now under way.
Out of 480 members of the Brick,
layers' Union offleltl reports thli
week ihow that only 191 are working. ,  : ■-
The Plumben, with a membership
of 160, havt 40 mm working.
Of the outside Electrical Worken
about one-third of the membenhlp aro
on atrlkt, a! tbe result ot a failure
to noun term! demanded from the
B. C. Telephone Co.
Tht lnildt Electrical Worken an
fairly well employed, probably 80 ptr
cent.
Of 6« Tile Ltyara 25 are Idlt.     "*
Tht Painttrt art about M per cent
employed, out 01 a membership of
170. ?    .
Tht Shttt Metal Worken have 20
par ent unemployed, out of a mom-
btrahlpof 110.
Tin par cent of the Elevator Con-
itruoton tre Idle.
Twenty per cent of tbe Cement
Worktn are looking for lobs.
The actual membenhlp of the Civic
Employee! and Genenl Ltbore'n' Upton It fairly well employed, but then
art hundred of men awaiting an opportunity to re-engage upon civic work,
after a two months' spell of Idle-
nm. s   .
Ai astounding at then unemployment figures are In Vanoouver, the
' bluest union of tbe lot, tht Carpenten' two unloni are the harden hit
It would be lift to aay tbat less than
halt of the 1,000 union men are unemployed, besides a large number
of non-union, men ot the same trade,
No wonder, then, with io many
bread-winnen Idle, that io many
women, yOung girls and even children,
an' rapidly filling the labor market,tn
tvtry ivinue when possible, at wages
which an a dligrace to any community, ooat of living considered.    .
Pending the opening up of much-heralded public work! and railway con-
•traction work throughout tha provinoe Job-seeken on the outside would
hi well adviied to take the above condition! Into consideration before coming weit to further Intensify the competition for Jobs..
Btrbtrt' Orgtnlitr In Vancouver,'
C. M. Feider, organiier Journeymen
. Barbera' International Union ot
America, with headquarters at Lot
Angeles, ii an official union visitor ln
Vanoouver this week. Along with the
local business agent, C. F. Burkhart,
he ii busy lining up the tontoritl artists of tht Terminal City, During the
coming week Organiser Feider will
visit Ntw Weitmlmter, Victoria and
Nanaimo.   .
Mr. Feider wu a witneis at tht
recent trial of alleged "dynamiten" »
Indianapolis, and he It very emphatic
in expressing hli opinion that tbe
whole thing wat a deliberate "frame
up," an opinion shared by many who
happen to know the Inside history of
the struggle going on bttwten the National arecton' Atiooiatlon ind tht
Structural Iron Worken' International Union. •• :-
Ontario Brotherhood of Ctrptntnt.
The Provincial Council ot tho Brotherhood of Carpenten in Ontario will
meet ln convention at Toronto on
March li.    .
Hamilton Labor Ttmplt.
Tht Labot Newt rtportt that ibaraa
ln tht Ubor Templt project at Hamilton, Ont, art being told, it a rate
whloh eniurei tucceii. The dlrecton
are meeting regularly and making
readj for the aotual construction work.
i i .
Thl Ntw B. C. Voten' Lists.
Organlitd labor officials ln Brltlih
Columbia aeem to he pretto well satisfied with tht government'! decision ib
aholiih the old voten' lliti. v No effort
ii now bting tpared by central labor
bodtet tnd unlont to plaoa namta on
the new lilt. X   i-
A Womtn't Vltw.
"The women! yei*,. ud the men
alio, muit route themselves, think for
ihemnlvet, and when the opportunity li again given them to record
ihelr votet in favor of men who havt
Drains to tindentand, ud hearts to
feel, that the multitude who do the
work ihould enjoy the dtllgbt ot being treated u human beluga"
Architects Sut Labor Templt Co.
Messrs. Lang, Major * Co., architects ot Calgary and Lethbrldge, art
suing the Lethbrldge Labor Temple
Co., Ltd,, for 11,178. The claim la
baaed upon nrvicea rendered in tha
preparation of plant ud specifications
for the proposed new Labor Temple,
which bave not been accepted hy. the
directors.
cmoMH oAtrau,; ■
■tttUttl Crttt, S. a, mil tat soul-Maw's Unlot, So. MB, W. ». of M.
School Teachers Overlooked.
"Seems to me the ichool teaehtn
were overlooked at the recent sittings
of the Provincial Royal labor Commission," said a local teacher to The
Fed. on Wednetday- "We art tht
poorest paid lot ot them all, other
things considered," . continued tho
gentlewoman. All of which corroborates the statement that Ood helps
thon who help themielves.
, Thl Difference.
"You might have the reporter! stay
half an hour later," said tht gnat
editor to a subordinate, u hi buttoned up hli fur coat before going to
tho opera "Tou never can tell when
something la going to break loolt."
"Shall I-have the prlnten ttay
alto?"    ..-:        ■ ■"-- .'  . ., •*■ '--
"The prlntenl" shouted the great
editor, growing red ln the face, I
ahould lay not Don't you know that
ihe prlnten are organised ud that
they would charge for overtime!"
Qultt With thi Printers.
The looal daily newtpaptn an cutting down In size, as a result ot advertising patronage falling oh. "About
25 per cent, leai /business being carried thin thli time lut year," said a
publisher yesterday to The Fed. Aa
a result quite a number ot Typos are
beating it for pastures new, keeping
Secretary Neelands busy issuing travelling cards. The Job printing side It
particularly rotten at preient. Machine operator subs, are' catching
enough to keep a canary alive; ad.
and floor dull.
BBITAHNIA 1DHEBB'
8TRIM STILL SHOWS NO
.   8ION OT MTTIJtBtelT.
Employment Bureau Sharka Un.
, able to Soonre Strike-break-
en at Any Cost.
The striae at Britannia mines and'
Beach remains unchanged. After four
week! tht company has failed to
make any appreciable progreu. Information received from reliable sour-'
cei shows the company to have between forty and fifty men. working,
practically all of whom are foreigners,
the company being unable to. get any
lilhgliah-ipeiklng strikebreakers.
One of the company's agents attempted to send men from' Portland,
Oregon, to work at the mine, but he
met with very little mccets. Two men
•mt by thli agent arrived In Vancouver about ten daya ago. They were
lent here in Igorance of the tact that
a strike was on, ud on arriving in
vucouver and hearing about the
strike refused to aot as strike-breakers. The local union paid their expense! while here, and aent them back
to Seattle.
Some more of these agents are trying to create the Impression around
the city that there Is no strike, hut
naturally the public refuse to believe
thlt, u the itrlke ts well advertised.
The foreman at the L'unnell camp
hu quit his Job. All men with any
principle refuse tb handle men who
act u strike-breakers. .
from the present outlook jhe Britannia Mining Co. will not pay such
larce dividends as they did last year.
Employment.agents ln the city.are
striving hsrd to send men to work at
the mine, hut their efforts have been
in vain.
MINERS TO CELEBRATE
MAY DAY AT LETHBRIDOE
Tht coil mintri of tht Crow's
Nttt Villty And. Southern Albert!
',' coil fitldt, covered within tht Jur-
Itdletlon of Dlttrlct 18, U. M. W.
of A„ have dteidid to hold thtlr
.joint annual Pint of Miy (International Labor Day) man celtbrt-
, tlon   at   Lethbrldge, Alta, thli
yur.
J. W. Wllkiiwon, tteretiry of
Vancouver   Trades   ind   Ubor
.   Council, will probably bt ont of
tht tpuktrs.
LEADING EXCITEMENT AT
CITY HALL STILL IN EVIDENCE
The autocrat-of the City HaU, Engineer Pellowet, Ii continuing to pry
around the waterworki department,
with results thit are eminently pltaa-
ing to htmielf and disturbing to others.     ■
Occasionally he cornea teroii some-
blng which, he thlnki li a rankly
scandalous thing, and then he goes
hopping and snooping around llkt the
very devil. Nobody dare approach
within hearing distance at such times,
and generally speaking lt la a rotten
quarter of an hour tor the tint individual he gets bold of.
"It's' all vutly amusing to tht Onlooker especlilly thou who art a little behind the tcenel.
Mr. Pellowei lithe only thing that
keeps matten Interesting then dayt
it the city Hall, tor with the excitement of the C. :.N, R. bylaw victory
now a thing of the put business ll a
-rifle, dull there.
By an overwhelming majority, by
31-3 votes to 1, the C. N. R. bylaw wu
passed by an electorate'which had
been dazzled by the brilliant hues
painted 'by the plausible spokesmen
favoring the agreement..
If but one-half of the good tblnga
Syndicalism hu received quite a
boost. Peter W, Collins hai condemned lt.
Men's
Spring Wear
In tweeds and
guaranteed indigo dye,
and guaranteed to retain
their shape. Made with
single breasted sacque
mt, with three button
front and the Bartlett
patent pocket, which prevent the coat sagging at
the side; and have the popularized seams and double
stitched edges. Trousers
are medium peg-top style,
and have side buckle for
adjusting the waist measure. They represent the
greatest suit value ever offered.   Special for $15.00
MERCHANTS SHOULD SHUN
ALL ADVERTISING FAKERS.
In order to protect friends of
organised libor tgilntt unscrupulous advertising solicitors,
tht Ctntrtl Libor Counoll In-
tltti thit ill requests for tdver-
tlnmtntt be tuthorlitd by thlt
body. Pay no atttntlon to these
requests unlsss tht solicitor hit
credentials stttlng thit tht proportion hu tht indorsement of
the Central Libor Council, ind
thit ii worthy tht support of
those believing in tht aims of
orginlitd Itbor,
Simpion Agtin t Commissioner
James Simpson of Toronto has received and accepted an invitation to
serve as a member of a commission
appolnteu by- the executive committee
of the National Reform Association of
the United States.   .-
Hudson's Bay Stores
CORNER 07 OBANVILUS AMD GEORGIA  *
Toronto Tallora' Long' Strike.
On March 1, the tailors ot "Toronto
the Good" entered upon the .second
year of their strike. The fight started
with* the demand of the union for
clean, sanitary workshops, fair working conditions, and a living wage.
The International Union ot Journeymen Tallon Is assisting the local
union In Its fight
Industry's Human Sltughttr.
During the month of February, ln
Canada, 485 lnduitrlil ucldenta were
reported to the Department of Labor
at Ottawa. Of these 85 were fatal and
400 non-fatal. This Is 15 fewer fatal
and nine more non-fatal than was recorded ln January, The record for
February, 181!, Was 66 fatalities and
381 non-fatal accidents. The greatest
number of the fatal accidents occurred
In the railway service and In the niln-
Ing, Industrial ud lumbering Industries.
The greatest number of non-fatal
accidents occurred In the metal trades,
there being 140 workmen Injured,
followed by the steam railway service
with 88 injured.
T
EVERYONE  SHOULD
GET ON VOTERS'LIST
All who are qualified an
urged to have their names placed
on the voten' Hit at the earliest
possible moment. Some mlidn-
derstandlng seems to prevail u
to the need for registration. AU
the old Provincial and Dominion
voters lists have been canceled,
so that all who want to vote at
forthcoming' , elections, either
Federal or Provincial, mult register anew. Those who fall to
do so will have no voice in the
affairs ot the country.
Registration forms can be secured and titled ln at The Federatlonist office during any hour
of the business dty, from now
until April 7, when the Hits
close.
ELECTRICAL WORKERS OF THE
B. C. TELEPHONE CO. ON STUM
SftLWftflS1
promised mattrlalln the Multnlum
will bt within gruplng distinct in
Vincouver. Certainly somt people an
going to benefit very materially, tor
they wan able to gat ln on tht ground
floor, aalt were, on Flnt avtnut.
However, ln the words ot Premier
Atqulth, we muat "wait and ttt."
It wu charged by Mr. lticlntoah
of the firm of Lotion 'A Burpee, at tho
board of worka union Wednetday,
that City Engineer Fellowtt, attar having promised to recommend the calling
for hew tendon tor aawer and wittr
worki castings, had, on tht contrary,
recommended the acceptance of
tender from the Vucouver Engineer-
Ing Work! for tewer castings.
TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL
MEETINGS OPEN TO VISITORS
It may not bo gtntrally known
among the wage worken of Vancouver
tbat the Central'Labor body meetings,
held on the flnt ud third Thunders
of each month, are open to visitors
and to the preis.
At a time when to many mu In tho
city are on the unemployed lilt It
might be well for those who are anx-
loui to learn something of tht time
and object! of the orginlitd lahor
movement Including the relationship
between their poverty and their vote,
to pay the council meetlngi a villi
"I weir gloves at night to keep my
handt soft." "Tou must tin tlnp
with your hat on."
Soelalliti Getting Buiy.
The Social Democratic Party In B,
C. la taking a referendum vote aa to
whether they will make a proposal to
the S. P. of C. to unite forces.
Local 69, S. P. ot C, reports that
some wag has stolen Its charter from
the meeting room In Labor Temple.
And, to add Insult to Injury, forwarded same to the Spokane headquarters
of the I. W. W. with a report that the
local has "gone over ln a body" to the
no-polltlcal-actionlsts.
Mass educational meetings are being held In the Empress and Oranvllle theatres every Sunday night,
with capacity houses.
Editor Burroughs, of The Western
Clarion, recently resuscitated by the
S. P. of C. Dominion executive committee, reports that tt le now on a
paying basis, for the firat time In
yeara. Or, more properly speaking,
there is sufficient revenue in subs, and
contributions coming. in to pay the
printer.
All locals throughout the Province
are busy placing names on the new
voters' lists, anticipating a general
federal election in June.
The local situation among the socialists Is more promising Just now
than for some years.
Union Offloiali (rive Ont Antbtn.
tio Statonont of tho
The lioctilotl Worktn, No. tit, an
on atrlkt igalnst tho B. C. Ttltphoat
Company, operating In tho Pioviaot
of BrttMh Colombia, ud no doubt a
number of our rttdtn have bam deluded by the atiteaynt ol other- papen, which waa or hu beta glvu
out by tht offitlsla oi tho oompuy.
Our potitlon In tho matter it thtt
abbot a year ago wo calltd for a Board
ot Arbitration, under tho Lomlout Act
The appolntmuta won madt at tho
muting. Mr. Hallo, tor tha compiny,
Mated thtt thty did not Mad to go
into working condition* u they would
CM tho tamt u the othtr compultt
la tha ntlghborhood, and tho «'
quittion to dtoidt wu tht wagu.   ,
Wtur did not tht oompuy, ttaad by
thtlr promltt regarding the ootedltiow
Inttead tt kttptng tht mtsabtn ot our
organisation continually flghttaf tor
thue umt thing! which tht comyaay
pnmlitd but hu nevtr carried oat hi
any way, ihtpt or (ormf
Our grleruoti aro,that tht e
pur did not glvt ttt tho ooadlUoni wt
uktd tor over a ydar iga, Thty only
gave nt tho Mt rain, whlth tho board
recommended. Tht claatltltattoni an
Foj-tmtn (win emtta to bt cluttd at
tamt), Ilnemtn, eahlt ipUetrs, gal-voa
meter men, switchboard men, Inittll-
tn, oablo ttittn, npalr mu, trouble
men, iaiptctora npnttr mu, facility
men aad ground mon.
What wt term a llntmu la tui
who hu had thnt or mora yean In
ont or all bruchtt of tht trtdt. A
wire chief ii a mu ln charge ot material ud mu, bat atlll tht company
do hot wut to cltss urn u inch.
.All tht othtr claislflcttloni eomt un.
der tht bead of Journeymen electrical
worken ud ihould bo olaitltM u
inch, and Oil tht compiny rtfum
to do.
In all our tgretmtnti with othtr
compultt wt havt a rttta of tppran-
tlcet dun Inserted, which tht othtr
compulM havt no objection to. Thlt
seems to bt a vary important Issue for
varloua rations.
In one dtpartmtnt during tht litter
part ot February tht oompuy had
working 17 Journeymen ud 16 appnn-
tlcet. In uotbtr department the ume
month thty hid 18 Journeymen ud I
apprentices. Thtn an tha condition!
we art atrlvlng igalnst
Wo wut our. organisation recognised by the oompuy, which tht oompuy return to do, tht trgumtnt bting that we broke u tgreement wt
hid before.
We are latlsfled that at tht Umt of
the strike of IgOt wt had reaaona tor
io do'ng.
The conditions, u stated btfon, an
BRICKLAYERS IN PACIFIC
NORTHWEST WANT UNITY.
Brlekltyei-t In tht tttttt tf
Washington, Idiho, Montana,'
Utah, Oregon, Ctllfornli, tnd
tht Ctntdlin provinces of
British Columblt, hivt formed
tht Piolflc Ctaat Conference of
Brlckltytn tnd Stoat Minna
Thty urgt thlt thl Inttrnitlonil
union join tht A. F. of L., tnd
also adopted I reiolutlon ra-
quitting thit loctl unions join
tht city cintril bodies tnd bring
tbout t eltnr ralttltnthlp with
other tradia
Bandsomt Olub BaUllnr ud Beadqnarwra lo Bt InoMa at Oaot »y Ihe a. O.
■leotrto By.  Oo..  (or the leoommolatloa of ttotoraua, Oordaotore aal
amployoes, all memben of Division >c 101, ttreet BtUwty ampUyees'
A handsome club building md hetd- room for the men.   The Prior street
Whst ts the next step, as a result ot
the finding In the Cheslakee Inquiry!
quarters for the motormen, conductors
and shop employees of the B. C. Electric Railway Company, Limited, will
shortly be erected at the southwest
corner of Main and Prior streets, directly opposite the principal car barn
of the company. Tenden for the construction ot the building have already
been called ud it is planned to rush
the work to completion so that the
block may be ready for occupancy during the coming summer. On this page
of The Federatlonist appears a view
taken from an artist's sketch of the
building, which shows that the company intends to provide for lta men
quarters that are both comfortable and
convenient,
The block will have a frontage on
Main street of 25 feet and a depth
along Prior street of 60 feet It will
be Sve stories in height with a Mezzanine gallery on the ground floor.
The plans call for a substantial building, the type of construction being of
reinforced concrete, with the street
frontages faced with brick ud artl-
liclal stone, thus making the block of
Imposing appearance. The estlmatod
cost of the building is about 136,000.
This outlay, taken in addition to the
value of the plot on which the block
In located, means a considerable investment on the part of the company
for the benefit of Its employees.
The entrances are provided on the
ground floor, one from Main street and
the other trom Prior street, ihe depot master's office Is located at the
Main street entrance and behind this
apartment Ib the large general waiting
entrance is located tt tht retr of tht
block and leads to the eltvttor and
tttlrwiyi hy means of whioh the upper
stories tre reached, On the meiiutne
floor will be located tht officei of thl
traffic aupsrlntendent and hla stiff.
Above the ground floor the first story
will be entirely devoted to lockers for
the men, this large space being necessary because of the hundreds of employee! who will take advantage of tht
provision of the building. The second
iorr utilised for a reading room and
games room, the plans of the company
contemplating the complete furnishing
of the rooms for these purposes. The
billiard room will be located on the
third floor, the plans showing t room
which provides space for one billiard
and two pool tables.
The entire upper floor Is left clear
and will he used as t gymnulum,
being made 18 feet ln height for this
special purpose. This floor will be
equipped with a full outfit of gymnti-
tic apparatus of the latest type.
The building will be heatad throughout with hot water. Lavatory accommodations will be provided on each
floor and In connection with the gymnasium, shower baths art planned.
The elevator will operate from the
ground floor to the gymnasium and will
probably bt of the automatic type.
The plans for the building have been
prepared by the company's architect
after an examination of the plans ot
similar buildings maintained by other
electric railway companies, and represent as complete an equipment for the
comfort and convenience of the men as
can possibly be arranged.
Another "Strike."
Pacific cout steamship compute!
trt. endeavoring to itage uotbtr
''Klondike" boom, using t recent gold
'itrlke" neir Teilln Like u a pretext to lure fortune-seekers to bum
up real money In transportation.
Among tht Typoo,
Condition! have slightly Improved In
the printing business during tht put
two weeki, ltrgely dut to a number ot
memben withdrawing thtlr cardi, tlao
on account ot ipeclil holiday edtUoni
of the dally niwipapan being Issued.
Wigt-Etrnir1! Ltbor Ttmplt Number.
Tht Wage-Earntr published by Editor Fred Urry in the Twin ClttM ot
Port Arthur ud Fort Wlllitm, Ont,
announces a special labor Templt
edIUon to appear on April 25th, The
proposal to tract a Labor Ttmplt li
meeting with splendid success and tha
chancei are good for tht commencement of actual construction at u early
date.
aot of tht but Wot Iniltan: ' A'
tbort Umt hatk glrlt wtre gttttag tho
following  wagu:   Flnt I
! 1.10; It month!, ILK', It
1.40; M anaths, itfo; M
Ltt, ud loo tecnau taeh yttrthtia-
alttr. Thty work aboot eight hoan a
day, gat a luch oouUttag of M
batter,. cbtttt ant jam aal Mt,
Jut utfMtat tJsM tltowtd to i
It  Tha "hallo" glrt'i i
rights ot wotihttt,
The txptrti ot tht
that-ltt.etna str hoar treat May u
cu bt handled wtthtBt lajwtag tho
strvlctotthtpokUc. Jtlttafttoiaf
that tht teaaUag potat at tha ootnt-
on health It aot far Mu tho brea*
hie point ot ettieittt .atmbV'
it it a ntrttiiMt taot that twnt.tt,;
thaw mtp havt pnctietlly nfattd to
htlp thnt glrlt hy bttttriag thtlr toa-
diuon. 1-htte umt mtt trt wgtktM
night ud dty to take tho btttduti*.
tht monthi ot tho wlwt and QstitJB
ol workingmu
forbttttrt
ting a subtcrihtr"! amnhtr iht tt ta-1
ported 'and otnturtd. It hu ktu n>
ported that thty havt pat a uptrvlt.
Ing operator on a eortala uhteribtft
Hm tor tht purponof rtporUng who U
bting calltd np and what tht oonvtr.
uthm It about Thtt, of eoartt, tht
eomptny duy.
But tht qutttloB to, wt t
ud u such it will bt ton that *#•;
ire out to win, ngardttu of tht ct»
puytt attltodt ud tht thnatj mt bv
tlmldttlou thty art u^og to ottrtt
thi men to return to wort.
■' Tho litttra tut out by nut attop.
nay, acting for tho oompuy, may do
for mtr who have corporatlu br '
but wo aw workingmu and novo i
Ingmen's braini. '/
NELSON UNIONISTS WANT
PIECE OF THE "FROSMItlTY"
Nelson brlcklayen aro dtmudlng tt
ptr day, pluttnn 17 aad hoo^canttn
14, ud employtn mutt taun palntera, plptlaytn ud carptnttn,
Dtmudlng Inonutd wjgu tor ttt-
ml cluiu of libor ud a Saturday
halt holiday for tomo oocupttlont, a.
new Kali wu pntuttd hy ttt H*
nn Trtdu ud Labor Oouadl aad
referred by tho ooundl at t mttOig
lut night to a oommltttt ot tho wholo
for report Tho prop and now mlt
U to htcomi tfftctivi oo April L-   -
Tht prennt iota ot wigu ttt thtt
demanded undar tht propattd now
icile ire: Cirpentin, from M-H to
16; piinttra, from It to f4-M; plpo.
Iiytra, from 18.50 to 14.00: toamattn,
trom $80 to $80 ptr month ud -right
houn Instead of nine; laboron, boa
$8 to $8,10 to $3.50.
Electriclui In tht propond agno-
ment submitted uktd tor doublt pay
for Sundays tnd holidiyt. A fort.
mu undtr tht suggested igntmtnt
11 a workman in chtrgt ot mo or
more men, tnd bit wtgei aro to bt,
$160 per month. He la not to ba allowed to un tooli for performing
Journeymen'! work. Tho rate of pay
for tha workmen It soiled u foUowti
Linemen, lnildt wlremen, mtttrmu.
ud lmpectom, $t ptr dty; head operator, $140 per month; station operators, $120 ptr monthi nation olltn,
$100 ptr month.
Stmt Railway Employtn.
O, a B, Membtr Magnus Sinclair
during January orftnlitd i Division
No. 614, Moon Jaw, Suk. Ho abo
vlilted ud addrtned mntlnga of Dl-
vlilon No. UI, Rtglnil ud nndtrtt
nrvict upon propond ltgiilitlvt mit-
tan In tht Inttntt of lahor la tho
provinoe of Sukatchtwu. Ht vltlt-
ed Saskatoon In tho Intenat of organisation work, making amngtmutt
for tha movement to orguln to continue undtr tht supervision of A. F.
of L. 'Orgulitr F. J. Barton. Ho
returned to. Port Arthur, Ont, when
he assisted upon tho affaire of that
local. Ho wu thtn dlipatehtd to
Hamilton, Ont, when ht tddreutd a
meeting of Division No. 107, reporting
the locil In very good condition, thtrt
having been obtained a recent ln<
creiie In wt«e, eitiblliblng tht wtgt
ratt at 21, 28 and 16 cult ptr hour
wltb two centt additional for Sunday
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PROGRESS AND PERSPECTIVE.
The younger a man is the more he
is Influenced by the things of the moment. The past, the present, the future, and all eternity, are compressed
Into the immediate present which lies
beneath his nose—and precisely for
that reason he looks at lt cross-eyed.
Ilut as he grows older, his accumulated experiences supply* htm with
guides and gauges by which he Is enabled to judge the various happenings
of a day as they come along. He realties that life is very much like looking
at a largo picture. When one is close
up to. the canvas it seems to be nothing but a smudge of black, white,
green, red, or blue pigment without
any apparent coherence or reason, and
not until we stand back do we perceive the balanced effect which is produced by distance. Then we understand the meaning of thai which we
could not see because lt was so near,
and what is true of a picture Is true
of life ln general., We do not realise
the real value of anything that happens until lt has taken lte place among
the sum total of our experiences, anu
by the, time experiences have been
ouri Youth has passed on Its joyous
way. Youth has been sung by minstrel
and poet .for ages, but the eternal
tragedy of mankind is that it is horn
ever young, and each unit is replete
with all the possibilities of folly and
failure', which have tripped the footsteps ot its ancestors on their march
from cosmic slime to boiled shirts and
picture shows, and by the time a man
uas to die he has gathered just about
half enough information to know how
to live. It tho scheme of things had
iieen so arranged that men could take
up the threads of life where tbelr
aihirs laid tbem down, the race
might advance ln worthier fashion,
.uc it Is not so, and perchance the
gods are satisfied, lest men should become even as they, knowing good and
«yii-
It Is true that each generation
slightly alters the pattern of the social
fabric of Its. time, and the aggregate
of those changes is the measure of the
real and abiding progress which is
' (de by the human family In Its Jour,
ney to—well, who knows? Tbat is on
ihe knees of the gods, and 'twere too
curious to meddle o'er much with such
matters for "he that Increasettt wis-
om Increaseth Borrow."
Out what youth lacks in experience
It possesses ln enthusiasm and that
abounding belief ln everything which
)■ .only fully attained' by those who
know nothing—including themselves.
The precocity of youth and the faith
ot the fanatic are twins begotten of
i tie loins of well-intentioned Ignorance
wandering at large in the highways
ond byways of a world which only
smiles at, the bubbling, vitality of the
former, the while lt builds prisons to
save itself from the latter.
Now the trade union movement, like
most other things In British Columbia,
Is full of the bounding spirit of youth
which brooks no delay, and there are
not wanting those amongst us who are
bursting with schemes for .reaching
the tops of mountains without climb-
int the sides, with tht unbecoming re-
»>>tt that their bones litter the trail
ind sadden the eyes of those who
.would have commended them to better methods had they the intelligence
to profit by the Instruction.
The mission of the working class-
It lt has one other than to Illustrate
to posterity the possibilities of human stupidity In the 'twentieth century—is to save itself, and the first
business of its would-be saviours Ib
to try and get a correct estimate of
their class. Nothing Is easier than
to climb on the hind legs and brazenly
assure an audience of workers that
tbey represent the cream ot Intelligence and the salt ot the earth, for
i hn rlmnle reason that being'neither,
"■""> will the more readily believe
both. What we are Is not our fault
since we are ln no way responsible for
the parental preliminaries which are
responsible for our being here. Com.
Ing of ancestors who were slaves It
*> but scientifically correct that up to
now the workers have not done any-
"'Inir hntf so well as those things they
were told to do, and It is no wonder
that in the larger affairs of manage
ment and responsibility they have not
flmired much. But with the knowledge
of how to read and write, and how to
exchange thoughts and Ideas tending
to the Improvement of their condition,
has come a wider outlook on life end
a more spacious conception of Ihe
possible destiny of their class, In-
cr?,i»«d literacy and Intelligence lias
opened the floodgates of yearning and
i aspiration for a larger and fuller life,
--•> «.* „rnhlom of the working class
today Is'how to organize that new
force nnd marshal! its efficiency to
rroduce ">" desired result as quickly
as posslhl;. The mora cramming of
the cranium with the terms* and
phraseology of some particular school
of economic thought, so that when the
bend Is shoken It sounds like a tin
can with stones Inside, Is no proof of
anility to grapple and deal with the
nraulcal difficulties of the question
aa It confronts us. The world as we
"•"I It is the elven quantity from
which the solution of the problem has
tn ba, extracted, and out of the fabric
of the old order the new one has to be
woven: and In spite<of the desire of
some for violent and sudden re-adjustment of the social and Industrial relations of men, nothing will ever be ac-
I compllsbed by such meanB which Ib
not In danger of being Itself swept
-•Me bv similar methods. WhllBt the
"Mn union movement' seems most
siii-Flsb to those who know It best
nnd who are the hardest workers In
its rnnkB, yet It has done, Is doing,
and still has to do, a great and patient,
'shnr for the meh and women who do
the world's work.
LISTEN I
Do you hear lt? It is tbe wind
shaking with an ominous rustle, the
leaves of the fear haunted woodland!
It Is the first breath of the gale of the
future, stirring vaguely the quiet somnolence of the underbrush; lt is the
virgin-sigh of freedom in-the vast
forest of the world, as she receives
on her pensive forehead the kiss of
the impetous Aeolus.      '
Do you hear lt? It Is the wild wind
rending to tatters an unseen mantle
in the hollows' of the sleeping hills,
the flame-like foree of the Idea blowing in gusts through the thickly
clustering branches of the mighty
nations, a wilderness of souls; lt is
the first blast that shakes the oak
trees; it is the unloosening ot the
hurricane; sweeping away, through
the ravines and upon the peaks, the
dim base of sterile resignation.
Warm and fruitful • breeze, pass
through the forest. Each leaf that
you touch is a voice newly born; each
branch that you stir is an arm that
takes up a weapon—a voice that shall
join the heroic concert to salute the
bright morning of emancipation—a
strong arm that shall stretch itself
forth to find the breast of a tyrant,
(It Is the breath of the revolution!
Do you feel it? It la the upheaving
of the granite, under the hills, which
is crumbling to pieces, beaten by the
Iron lists of Pluto; lt is the bleeding
heart of the world throbbing benesth
Its titanic chest; lt is the white hot
spirit of a giant who breaks from his
hateful prison and burls Into space
the words of flame.
It ts the rumbling of the earthquake that announces the, full bursting forth of the crater.
Do you feel it? It is the reverberation made by the mighty hammers of
the gods striking at the very bottom
of the abyss. It is new life that is
being born in the depths of the black
Whirlpool—life that causes a shudder
of fear, even in tbe asylum of Death
where the invisible vampires reign.
LISTEN I
IT )S THE REVOLUTION WHICH
IS ADVANCING.—From the Spanish
of Praxedis 0. Guerrero, the herplc
martyr of the Mexican revolution.
(Translated by Ralph H. Chaplin.)
WE GET.WHAT WE VOTE FOR.
The labor as well to the socialist
press frequently contain vigorous denunciations of the conduct of the upper, strata of society, and yet, this denunciation is not warranted when the
conduct ot the wealthy receives calm
consideration, says the Miners' Magazine.
It may be that countless thousands
of people, when looking upon the palace and the hovel, upon the master
and the slave, will feel a revulsion
against such contrasts ln society, but
the great mass of the people support
the hellish system that builds a palace
for the exploiter and a hovel for the
exploited.
Our words bristle with Indignation
when we read ln the columns of the
daily press 'a description of a monkey
banquet tendered by a fashionable
damsel who has "money to burn," but
at every election the great majority
of people who howl against feasts for
monkeys and diamonds tor dogs march
to the polls and cast their ballots for
the continued reign of an Industrial
system that enslaves the worker and
enthrones the economic tyrant.
We denounce the white slave traffic
and condemn prostitution; but we
vote for capitalism that breeds both.
We denounce war with all its horrors and yet with our votes we uphold a system that requires gatllng
guns and cannon to maintain It,
We denounce injunctions, ■ militarism and corruption In official life and
yet the ballots of the vast majority
of the people are recorded in fuvot
of a system that demands mandates
from courts, armed force and the debauchery of so-called "servants of the
people."
As long as men support a cause
from which spring effects that arouse
indignation, there is but little consistency ln the condemnation of such
effects.
The army of "dreamers" Is rapidly
Increasing.
"Be slow to cast old shoe! or friends
aside—there is- a great deal of comfort In tfoth." ,
"He is a brave,man who refuses
to be disheartened by the fact that
he was beaten yesterday."
One child ln every twenty on the
American continent Is sacrificed on
the altar of capitalist cannibalism.
Lethbrldge, Alta.,. city council has
decided to build and operate a civic
abattoir, and appoint a meat inspector.
i The Union of Domestic Servants in
Austria is publishing a monthly journal devote dto the interests ot the
membership. •
"You honor yourself and prove yourself worthy of final success when you
do some good for the mothers of the
world."—J. E. Lewis.
Canada Is a wonderfully rich country, Inhabited chiefly by poor people,
who devote much of their time to
keeping themselves poor.
Sorrow, sickness, 111th, worry, jealousy, envy, and all tbo misery that
comes to the human race ts the result
of ignorance and poverty.
Calgary city council Is considering
ways and means of establishing a
civic coal supply yard, coal to be supplied at cost to purchasers.
A considerable portion of the population of BrltlBh Columbia are Just
now engaged aB governmental commissioners of inquiry as to how the
other portion makes Its living, with
special reference to school trustees,
It has been estimated that the total
"liteber killed In the Balkan war is
3*1.000. while the wounded number
163,000. The workers have shed all
the blood and received all the wounds.
i his Is about all they wll! receive
from the struggle,
Now Is the time In the world's history for ub to organize. The organizing of Industry Is an accomplished
fuel, and but awaits us. Let us cast
aside pur jealousies and self Interests
and make a move for the ending of
the dark horrors of capitalism.—The
People,
The socialists in the French Chamber of Deputies have decided to oppose tho additional war appropriation of 1100,000,000 demanded by the
eovernment. They demand instead
that the chamber vote {130,000,000 for
the public Bchools.
For this time of year, the middle
of March, there are more Idle carpenters and building   tradesmen   in
Vancouver than haB been the cue
for years. While the building permits continue to pile up actual building operations are anything but
brisk, attributable, the contractors
say, to the scarcity of money.
Patrick Burns, the Cattle King, is
nothing if not candid. He was asked
at Calgary laat week why he did not
pay the union scale of 65 cents per
hour to certain tradesmen employed
in the erection of a new abattoir.
"Because," he naively replied, "I oan
get plenty of men tor 40 cents per
hour,"
"Fair criticism is both honorable
and laudable; to construct, .to build
up, to do better, is an honorable ambition. To Save patience In the shortcomings of people less gifted in Intellect and experience is a valuable
asset. The aim to Improve and to
do right, regardless of reward, ia a
priceless trait of character."
If the i retail clerks of Vancouver
ever expect to obtain a Saturday bait
holiday, better working conditions,
more wages or anything else, they will
have to expect to do the job for themselves. Organization alone wtll do the
trick. Better get in touch with the
organization committee of the Trades
and Lahor Council, at all times ready
to assist' ln auch work.
It begins to look as though the
Electrical Workers' controversy would
resolve Itself Into a permanent divt
8ion after all. Indications at this date
go to show that the Inside workers
will line up with tbe McNulty-A. F. of
L. section, while the outside workeri
will Btlck with the Reld organization.
The attitude ot the Pacific Northwest
Council ot Electrical Workers Is a considerable factor ln the lineup.
Political Equality Leagues througn-
out British Columbia are waging a
campaign of education among gentlewomen, with a view to altering the
government's attitude upon the question of enlarging the franchise. Premier McBride himself evidently tipped
It off to a provincial delegation last
month at .Victoria that the way to. get
things was to become strong enough
to take them.   Sound logic withal.
Winnipeg unionists, like Vancouver,
Calgary and other cltleB, are Infested
with advertising fakirs who are pulling
off all kinds of stunts to annex easy
money tn the name of organised labor.
Just when merchants and others will
learn to see that properly accredited
credentials are forthcoming before
natronlzlne these various schemes
seems problematical. Meantime the
legitimate tabor press hovers 'neath
the shadow of the sheriff while many
advertisers stive up their money to
fall for smooth tricksters who traffic
upon their credulity.
Since the beginning of time the
man wounded In tbe struggle of lite
has been compelled to nurse his own
hurts or die. The soldier wounded
in battle has received some consideration In alt countries and all times,
but the soldier of Industry crippled
while endeavoring to earn the bread
he eats, has ever been left a helpless
outcast, and now that efforts are being made to remedy this world-old
wrong, there are those who cry out
against It because lt will reduce their
profits by compelling the Industry that
produces cripples to support them.
Such men are out of tune with modern
tendencies.—Labor Clarion.
Every .unionist should see to It that
the Union Label Is In evidence on
everything he wears, not only for the
good that will result to- others, but
because of the protection that It gives
him. He will be assured that he Is
not wearing a garment from some foul
workBbop loaded with disease germs.
There Is no other way to get this assurance. It Is worth the trouble, Some
union men flnd it difficult to explain
why they give their union wages for
the product of the sweat-shops, tenement houses or prison. In buying
union labeled gooda you are sure you
are employing union men or women,
as the label tells you under what conditions the goods were made.
Every loyal member of a labor organization should try to Induce fellow
workers who are not now members
tn join The dangers which seem to
threaten one union threaten us all,
and are not confined to the organized, no> to the unorganized. , The
members of the union, may look to
the union for protection and feel sqme-
what sdfer than those who are not
members. Still, tf those who are not
members have their wages reduced,
competition may bring wage troubles
unon those who art members. For
this' reason lt is to the Interest of
every member that he shall Induce
the largest possible number of nonunion workeri to become niembers of
the union.
Did It ever occur to you that the
best advertisement ln the world Is
the recommendation of a friend? If
every member of a union would say
a good word for it every day, the
resulting advertisement would be
worth more to the union than would
any advertisement that we could buy
in any of the most popular newspapers or magazines in the country.
If you feel that you haven't as many
friends as you ought to have, perhaps
a little introspection will prove that
It Is your own fsult. Your friend Is
your friend, because you are attractive to him. It Is safe to say that the
long-faced recluse Is not attractive to
anybody unless lt be the scientific
man who Is looking for freaks.—C. 3.
Scnerneck.
"I tell you, when all men ln this
country get their rights, when all have
work, when all are equal, there will
be no dynamiting. But so long at
there are hungry babes, while others
are living on the fat of the land) there
will be violence. I do not favor violence. I have fought the labor unions
all my life. I drew lip the famous
antl-plcketlng ordinance. Yet, If 1
had walked the streets all days long,
offering to sell my hands or head to
feed my hungry, crying baby, and
couldn't get work, and knew there
were others living on-bees' knees and
humming birds' tongues, and giving
monkey dinners, I'd commit violence,
and tear the front off the First National Bank with my linger nails."—
Earl Rogers, attorney for Clarence
Darrow at Lob Angeles.
"The Building Tradei Protection
Act" is the title of a bill just introduced by Hon. Chas. Mitchell, minister of public works, In the province
of Alberta, Incorporating provisions
suggested by the executive committee
of the Alberta Federation of Labor a
couple of weeks ago at Edmonton.
The act provides for the appointment
ot Inspectors whose duty it will be
to see that scaffolding and other appurtenances In connection with the erection and repair ot buildings are car
ried out according to Its provisions.
The measure Is a comprehensive one
and if enforced should prove very acceptable to wage-workers engtged In
the building trades. The idea of having such legislation made provincial,
rather than municipal, is one that
should commend Itself to the consideration of unionists throughout Canada. |
"The agitator Is generally a man
lighting in the face of public prejudice
for his theories. In this age of hypocrisy and slavish subservience such
men should command our attention if
they do not deserve our respect.
Thought is changing fait, What ia
jeered at today becomes an accepted
fact tomorrow. The new rapidly displaces the old, and the tru'h ultimately prevails. In the words of an
agitator, 'This generation - will pass
away, hut my word shall not pass
away.' Truth Is eternal. So lt Is
with the sociologists of this generation. The agitator, frequently mistaken, sometimes blundering, at other
times stumbling upon the truth, con-;
sclously or unconsciously carries the
torch of progress on patt the dens of
Ignorance and faith, the powers of
privilege and throne, and lights the
way to the highest truths that command the recognition of man."
The cry of the employer when a demand Is made for higher wages by
his employees Is that he cannot afford
it; It would ruin his business. He
wants the tradei unions to take his
business Into account when they are
asking for Increases. He does not ask
his employees if the Wage he paya
suffices to keep tbe larder filled; the
rent paid, or the doctor's bills from
piling up. Oh, no. If the worklngman
ts not satlsfled with the wagea he receives he can go elsewhere, no matter
what the condition of work elsewhere
or the employee's ability to go. That
Is none of his concern*. He expects,
however, that his employees should
give his business,' his luxuries .-and
pleasures, consideration before asking I
for an Increase to keep himself and
family from going Into debt and suffering the Ills that follow insufficient
food and Insanitary conditions around
his home.—Union Record.
Edmonton, Alta., not only owns and
operates more public utilities than any
other city ln Canada, but lt is not
afraid'of establishing precedents when
It comes to doing things. Its latest
venture la the establishment ot a city
farm upon which victims of the police
court will have an opportunity to
break away from the humiliating in- of
filthy celts and all that goes to make
criminals. Frederick W. Lyons, whoj
opened the prison farm at Guelph, Ont.
(visited by the delegates to last year's
Congress convention) has been engaged to take charge of the venture,
Whatever may be one's opinion of the
danger of "convict" labor coming into
competition with "free" labor the faot
remains that so long as the social
system that produces "criminals" prevails the next best alternative Is the
establishment of such humane institutions as that now in operation at
Guelph. Of course there is the "danger" of making the civic farm conditions so attractive, compared with
railway construction camps and other
outdoor work, that outotworks may
take 'easily to the Idea of becoming
"criminals" for the sake of economic
security. At any rate the Edmonton
experiment may lead to something better. For Instance, it might dawn upon
some people that if "criminals" can
operate a farm successfully under governmental paternalism the same could
be successfully carried out on a much
larger scale by "free" laborers.
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B. O. FEDERATION OF LABOR-
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J, Kavanagh, J, Kerrls, A. Watchman, O
A. Burnes, J. W. Gray, Jaa. Cuthbertson,
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Executive board: H. C. Benson, president; W. Manson, vice-president; J. VV.
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Labor Temple; Jas. Campbell, treasurer;
W. Foxcroft, statistician; J, Sully, ser-
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AMALGAMATED SOCIETY OF CAR.
penters and Joiners—Room 2n».
Sey. 2908. Business agent, J. A. Key;
office hours, 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.in.
Secretary of management committee.
H. McEwen, Room 209, Labor Tempi*},
Branches meet every Tuesday and Wwl-
n<> "<iu> In Koom ?0i.
Temple;
BAKERS'-AND GQNFBCt
■ tloners- Local No. 46-
Meets second and  fouttii
Saturdays, 7:80 p.m. I'res-
ldent,   J.   Klnnalrd;   <vu.
it-   responding  secretary,   V-
_ i   Rogera,  Room 220, Labor
financial  secretary; P.  Robin.
BARBERS' LOCAL, NO. 120—MEETS
second Thursday, 8:80 p. m. Presl
dent, C. Hald; recording secretary,
Geo. W. Isaacs; secretary - business
agent. C. F. Burkhart, Room 208, Labor
Temple, Hours; 11 to l; 6 to 7 o.in.
Sey. 1776. 	
BARTENDERS' LOCAL NO. 676.—OF-
flee Room 208 Labor Temple. Meets
first and third Sundays of each month
at 2.30 p.m. President, Wm. Laurie;
flnanclal secretary, A. MacDonald.
UNITED BROTHERHOOD OFCARPEN-
ters and Joiners, Local No. 817.—
Meets Monday of each week, 8 p. m. Executive committee meets every Friday, A
p.m. President/A. Richmond; recording
secretary, Arthur Paine, 206 Labor Turn
pie; financial secretary, G. W. Williams
306 Labor Temple; treasurer, L. W, D«-
zlel, 806 Labor Temple.  Phone Sey, I860,
BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS
and Joiners. South Vancouver Nn.
1208—Meets Ashe's hall. Twenty-first
Hn-t Fraser Ave., flrst and third Thursday of each month, 8 p.m. President,
W. J. Robertson; vice-president, J. VV,
Dlckieson: recording secretary, Thou.
Lindsay, Box 36, Cedar Cottage; financial secretary, J. A. Dlckieson; treasurer,
Robt. Lindsay; conductor. A, Conation
warden, E. Hall.     	
BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IBON
WORKERS' International Union,
Local 97—Meets second and fourth Frl-
Uy, Labor Temple, 8 p.m. President,
f. A. Seeley; secretary, A. W. Oakley.
;.?<. Hemlln Drive, phone Sey, 630,
BRICKLAYERS' AND MASONS', NO, 1
—Meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m„ Rooir.
367. President, James Haslett; corr-jn-
pondlng secretary, W. 8. Dagnall, Box
6'.; financial secretary, F, ft. Brown;
business agent, W. 8. Dagrall, Room
-nfi.   fiey. 8799.
BOOKBINDERS' LOCAL UNION NO.
106—Meets third Tuesday ln every
month, In Room 206 Labor Temple.
President, F. J. Milne; vice-president, H,
Perry; secretary, George Mowat, 616
Dunlevy avenue,
BROTHERHOOD OF BOILER MAKER*
and Iron Ship Builders and He1i>»r*i
of America, Vancouver Lodge No, irt—
Meets flrst and third Mondays, 8 p.m
President, F, Barclay, 868 Cordova East:
secretary, A. Fraser, 1161 Howe Street-
Men Who Rely on the Spencer
Store for Their Spring Suit
will find every preparation made to give
them the same sterling value for their money
as heretofore. In fact, we have excelled ourselves.
This spring we have found two new factories that have broken into the wholesale
world of clothing in Canada, and the old
adage Of "new brooms sweeping clean" is
amply illustrated in the clothing we have
received from them.
PABTIOULAB MENTION IS MADE OF
THE NAVY SERGE SUIT AT $15
We honestly believe that it is the. best value of its
class offering in the city. The material is soft finished
medium tine twill; the style is smart although quite conservative and the tailoring is flawless. Tou owe it to
yourself to see this clothing.'
DAVID SPENCER, UNITED
CIGARMAKERS'    LOCAL,    NO.    *G7—
Meete flrat Tuesday each month, 8
tn.   President, Geo. Gerrard; secretary,
:obert J. Craig, KurU Uitar Factor}:
treaeurer, 8. W. Joh.«'«.un-
ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL NO.
218.—Meeta Room 101, every Monday
8 p.m. President. Fred. Fuller; vlce-
orealdent, Geo. B. Moulton; recording
secretary, A, F. Gibson, Labor Temple;
flnanclal secretary, Robt Robinson;
treasurer, Harold T. Johnson; business
agent, H. A. Jones, Room 807, Labor
Temple,
nesB Agent, H. J. Sheen. Office hours,
8 to 9 a.m., 1:80 to 2:80. 4:30 to 1:10
p.m.    Secretary, a A.  E._ Wrench^ office
hours, 8:80 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 to 1:10
p.m.; nhone 2668. F. O. Box 770, Vlotoria, B. C.
COMMERCIAL TELEGRAPHER ff,
British Columbia Division, C. P. Bye.
tern, Division No. 1—Meets 10:80 a.m,
third Sunday in month, Room 204. Looal
chairman, J. F. Campbell, Box 482. Vancouver. Local sec-treas., A. T. Oberg,
Box 482. or 1008 Burrard street
NSW WESTMINSTER TRADES *
Labor Council—Meets every second
and fourth Wednesday at 8 p.m., In
Libor Hall. President R. A. Stoney;
flnanolal secretary, J. B. Chockley; general secretary, B. D. Grant P. O. Boa
884.   The publlo Is Invited to attend.
ELECTRICAL WORKERS', LOCAL NO.
621 (Inside Men)—Meet every Frl-
dtiy Room 206 8 p.m. President S. S.
Duff; recording secretary, L. R. Salmon,
treasurer and business agent F. L. Est-
InglimiHrn. Ronm 202.    fley. 2848.
PLUMBERS' and STEAMFiTTERS" Local 495—Meeta every seeond and
fourth Friday of month In Labor Halt,
7:80 p.m. President, D. Webster; aeeretary, A. McLaren, P.O. Box 818, New
Westminster, B. O.
GLASS WORKERS' LOCAL, NO. 40—
MeetH it-vond and fourth Tuesdays
of each month. President, J, Fox; vice-
president, Wm. Thompson; flnanclal secretary, Wm. Worton; secretary, A. O.
Hettler, 426 Dufferln street: Telephone,
Fairmont 1288.   -
LONGBHOREMENS* INTERNATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, No. 88 x 62—Meetn
every Friday evening, 188 Water street
President ,G. J. Kelly; secretary, Thos,
Nixon. 138 Water street
UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CAR-
penters, Local Union No. 1681—
Meets every Monday, 8 p.m., Labor Temple, corner Royal avenue and Seventh
street. President, M. C. Schmendt; saoretary, A, Walker, Labor Temple, New
Wentmlnater, B. C.       -
BARTENDERS' LOCAL 784—MEETS IN
Labor Temple, New Westminster, earner Seventh street and Royal avenue,
every second Sunday of each month, at
1:30 p.m. President. P. Paulsen; aeeretary, S. W. Jameson, Visiting brothers
Invited.      * '_____	
MACHINISTS', NO. 182—MEETS SKC-
ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:16 p.m.
President Chas. Mattlnaon; recording
secretary, J. Brooken; flnanclal secretary.
J. H. McVety.   Sey. 6860.	
MUSICIANS' MUTUAL PROTECTIVE
Union, Local No. 148, A. F. of M.—
Meets second Sunday or eaoh month, 140
Robson street. President, J. Bowyer;
vice-president, F. English; secretary, C.
F. Ward; treasurer, p. Evans.
OPERATIVE PLASTERERS' INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NO. 88-
Meets flrst and third Wednesday, O'Brien
Hall, 8 p.m. President, G. Dean; corresponding secretary, F. Sumpter; financial secretary, D. Scott: treasurer, I. Ty-
•on; business agent, *X R. Still. Phone
Sey. 1514.     „__
PA INTERS'. PAPERHANGERS' AND
Decorator-*', Local 188—Meet every
Thurxdny, 7:80 p.m, President H. Murry; flnanclr.) secretary, F. J. Harris,
1688 nub-ion St; recording secreta.T,
Skene Thompson, Hub P. O. No. 8, Box 8;
biirtlness agent, __ J. Nagle.
STON FLUTTERS',' VANCOUVER
Branch—Meets second Tuesday, 8:00
n.m. President J. Marshall: correspond-
Inc secretary, Wm. Rowan, Box 1047:
flpHnrlnl secretary, K. McKennIo.
STEROTVPFRS' AND ELECTROTVP-
er-a' Union, No. 88, of Vancouver
and Victoria—Meets second Wednesday
of each month, 4 p.m., Labor Temple.
Preildent, Chas. Bayley; recording secretary, Chris Homewood, 249 13th Ave.
East.
HTRKKT AND ELECTRIC RAILWAY
' Employees, pioneer Division No. 10!
—Meets Labor Temple, second ant*
fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m„ and flrst
and third Wednesdays, 8,p.m. president.
H. Schofleld; recording secretary, Albert V. Lofting. Box 178. City Helfhts
P.O.; flnanolal secretary, Fred A. Hoover.
2409 Clark drive.
STEAM ENGINEERS, INTERNATION-
al Local 897—Meets every Wedno-?*
i*ay, 8 p.m., Room 201, Labor Temple.
President F. Blumbcrjr; flnanclal secretary, Wm. Byatt Room £16.	
TAILORS, JOURNEYMAN TAILORS'
UNION OF AMERICA, Local No.178
—Meetings held flrst Tuesday In each
month, 8. u.m. President, J. T, Ellsworth; recording and corresponding sec
retary, W. W. Hocken P. O. Box 60S.
•innncial secretary, L. Kakely, P. O. Bor
COS.     ;_•■ ;	
TILE LAYERS' AND HELPERS', LO
cat No. 62—Meets flrst and third
Wednesdays each month, 8 p.m. Presl-
' nt. .1. KFtvnnsgh; secretary, E, A. K
VnrrlT-n. 1753 Eleventh Ave. Kn?t
TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION NO. 228—
Meete laat Sunday each month, 2
p.m. President, A. E. Robb; vlce-presl-
ilent A. H, England; secretary-treasurer,
R. H. Neelands, P.O. Box 66,
VXOTOBXA, ■. O.
VICTORIA TRADES AND LABOR
Council—Meets flrst and third Wed-,
nesday, Labor Hall, 731 Johnson street,
at 8 p.m. President, A. Watchman, secretary, L. H. Norrls, Labor Hall, Vic-
tori a, B.C. .	
AMALGAMATED   SOCIETY   OF   CAR-
penten     and     Joiners,     Victoria
Branch.   Meets every Thursday, 8 p.m..
Labor Hall, Johnson St., Victoria.   Bual-
Mxarinr vaiom.
KIMBEHLEY MINERS' UNION. NO. 101
Western Federation of Miners -
Meets Sunday evenings, In Union Hatl.
President, E. A. Hlnes: secretary-treasurer, M  P| Vllleneuve, Klmberley, B.C.
LADYSMITH MINERS' UNION, LOCAL
No. 2888, V. M. W. of A.—Meets
Wednesday, Union Hall, 7 p.m. Preaident, Bam Outhrle; secretary, Duncan
McKensle, Ladysm'th, B.'C.
NANAIMO LOCAL UNION U.M.W. of A.
—Meets every Sunday in District
Office, Vendome Hotel, - at 7:10 p.m.
Arthur Jordan, recording secretary,
Nanalmo, B. C.
ROSSLAND MINERS' UNION, NO. SB,
Wectern Federation of Miners—
Meet-t every Wednesday evening, ln
Miners' Union hall. Band and orchestra
open for engagement. Theatre for rent.
President, Sam Stevens; secretary, Herbert Varcol. JBox_ 421  Rossland, B, C.
TRAIL'MILL AND SMELTERMBN'S
Union, No. 105, W. F. of M.—Meets
every Monday at 7:30 p.m. President,
George Castell; secretary, Frank Camp-
bo il, Rox 26. Trait, B. C.
Socialist Party Directory
DOMINION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE,
Socialist Party of Canada, meets every Sunday, 3 p.m., Finn Hall, 616 Main
street   J. H. Burroubhs, aeeretary.
BRITISH     COLUMBIA     PROVINCIAL
Executive Committee, Socialist Party
f Cunada, meets every Sunday, 3 p.m.,
inn Hall, 616 Main street.   J. H. Burroughs, secretary. 	
ZTOCAL SANDON, B.C., NO. 36, 8. P. OF
C. Meets every Tuesday at 7:80
..m. ln the Sandon Minora' Union Hall.
Communications to bo addressed Drawer
K, Sandon, B, C.
.'AMJJUVtiK LETTISH LOCAL NO.
68, S. P. of C—Holds Its business
meetings every first Sunday In the
month, and educational meetlnga every
third Sunday In the month in Room
gjfli Labor Temple.
LOCAL, GIBSON'S  LANDING,  NO.  49,
S. P. of C—Meet flrst and third Bun-
day of the month In Socialist Hall. Secretary, J. N. Hlntsa, Gibson's Heights,
B, C. '
LOCAL NELSON, 8. P. Of C, MBBTS
every Friday at 8 p.m., In Miners'
Hall. Nelson, B, C.   I. A. Austin, Secretary. __ .
LOCAL VANCOUVER OF SOCIAL
.DEMOCRATIC PARTY — Meet!
for business and propaganda every
Thursday at 8 p.m. In Labor Temple.
Public meetings In Dominion Theatre,
Oranvllle street, Sunday evenings. Secretary, O. L. Charlton, City Market
Main street.
AND
Porterj
 Of America ,-<&*•
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Short Lessons in ,
HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY
Are You Using Carbon Lamps for Lighting?
Do you know that Tungsten lamps give three times
the amount of light obtained from a oarbon lamp
with the same consumption of current?
Should it not bo advisable for you to seoure this improved form of lighting?
After you have considered the above queries visit our
salesrooms and ask the lamp counter olerk to demonstrate, the difference between the Tungsten lamp and
the ordinary oarbon lamp.
; For the convenience of our customers we
carry a full line of Tungsten lamps of an
approved type in stock
Carrall tad
Hastings Street
B.G.ELEGTRIC
VANCOUVER, B. 0.
1138 Granville St,
near Davie ^rr^————r
FRIDAY ...MARCH 21,191»
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATION*
Women's Sweater Coats
In Spring heights
Women's blazer, sweater
coats in extra .line fancy
weave, shown in regulation
or Norfolk styles, in navy
and white, cardinal and
white, sky and white, or
maroon and white; at $5.00
and $6.00.
The following two lines
merit the attention of those
who want the newest.
Women's Kashmak sweater coats, made with V neck
and trimmed with strappings
of self. These coats are of
a very fine quality cashmere
and come in light grey, light
blue and white, mauve and
white, and roBe and green;
at $6.60.
.(Bottom ItgaoaU, Cimitrd
575 Gramllle Street       Vancouver, ft C.
Campbell's Clothing
For Spring, wnbraoes absolutely every good feature possible—good materials,, good workmanship, good fit. good style and good patterns.
To Look Is to Buy
COME AND HAVE A LOOK
aa CHAMBERS Fro7
JAMES STARK'&ffiB
Banna* n. wnrr
»stwsa» AMwtt and C«n«a
Charming Assembly of New Spring Suits for Women
The moat bewitching styles that ever a sprint haa seen are here on
display. Some of them In our window today, The unusual beauty of
these new spring suits Is ln a great measure due to the superior quality of
materials, perfect workmanship and colors, which make them the most
attractive suits we have ever shown. Practicability Is the great feature
of these garments. They are designed in the newest and moBt up-to-date
styles; smartly tailored, daintily finished and most becoming to all women.
A Few Distinctive Models Are Briefly Outlined Here
Bmart navy tailored suits, of fine
French serge with seml-fltted
coats, notched collars and revera.
The coats are out with either the
new straight or cut-away fronts,
with breast pocket and lined with
grey satin. Skirts are In two-
panel styles, showing new side effects. Price .....185.00 and 130.00
Handsome suit of light grey
Bedford cord. The coat la out on
straight lines with two-button fastening and rounded front, coat collar and black satin revere, three-
grey satin. Neatly cut skirt,
showing pleats on side gores.
Price lM.00
Dressy tan suit, made of the new
piplln material. The coat shows
cut-away front and fancy shaped
back, collar and cults, smartly
trimmed with cream and brown
Kpongc. * two-button fastening,
lined with tan messallne. The
skirt Is made with high waist line
and new wide front.   Price 940.00
Fancy black and white Bedford
cord suit. The coat has a slightly
cut-away front, fancy shaped collar and blac keatln'revers, three-
button fastening, tailored sleeves
with fancy cuff-i, lined with grey
satin. Four-pieced skirts with
panel front and back. Price 990.00
Stoves m» Ranges
EVERYTHING FOR THE KITCHEN
Mount Pleasant headquarters for Carpenters' Tools
and all kinds of Builders' and Contractors' Supplies,    '
W. R. OWEN
2337 MAIN STREET.
PHONE FAIR. 447.
Padmore's Big Cigar Store
642 GRANVILLE STREET
TOBACCOS and CIGARS
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at the Labor Temple Cigar Store and Newsstand
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Dentistry
The most scientific and
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Splendid opportunities in Mixed Farming, Dairying
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British Columbia Grants Pre-emptions of
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Secretary, Bureau of Provincial Information, Victoria
SOCIALISM AND NATIONAL DEFENCE
Victor Fisher.
When the question ot armaments is
under discussion, trade unionists,
labor party men and socialists are
usually to be tound to be opposed to
armaments at any time, In any form?
or tor any purpose. The following
article presents a point ot view differing trom tbe ordinary. Victor Fisher
Is one ot the best known and effective
opponents ot socialism in England,
and his views as here presented, raise
points* wblch cannot" be eliminated by
the simple process ot disagreeing with
him. Mr. Fisher saysr
There are three main canons ot
criticisms by wblch to form one's
opinions on the problem of National
Defence. Vou can hold, ln the first
place, the primitive Christian thesis
that the use of physical force Is, under
any circumstances, wrong, and therefore cannot be Justified, "Resist not
evil; but whosoever shall smite thee
on the right cheek tprn to bim tbe
other also," etc Or secondly, you can
hold, it lt pleases you, that national
catastrophe may be deliberately pup
sued as a policy, in the hope that it
may culminate in national * upheaval,
revolution, and ultimate transformation to a higher social state. Or again,
you may believe that whatever inequalities or wrongs there may be in
any given social state, the nation, qua
nation, has something Worth defending, Is ethically justified and politically
bound to defend it, and should, therefore, take adequate measures for Its
defence. '
I will not waste time, on tbe flrst
?ll^^>LL^J^^L^i^m On*** Owwed Quite
the least appreciable degree the wagging of this hoary old world. However hallowed lt may be by the Up
service of orthodox Christianity—and
the Up service only—or the fantastic
vagaries of isolated Eastern fanatics,
the Juggernaut car of world-affairs, national and Individual, wheels over the
bodies and souls of men and women
Who are Incapable either personally or
as members Of a corporate life, of vindicating through the exercise of Force,
positive or latent, their right to Uve,
As to the second Idea, lt Is entirely a
matter of degree and one that cannot
be Judged on first principles or by preconceived notions of the mellorist
value of social catastrophe, it would,
for instance, be a perfectly/ arguable
proposition that a disastrous foreign
war suffered by Russia ln Europe,
leading possibly (though by no means
certainly) to Internal revolution, and
the dawn of political freedom ln that
Immense Empire, might logically and
morally be welcomed by any RusBian
equally attached to liberty and fatherland. So, too, I can quite understand
that the man on tbe Thames Embankment, with neither scrip nor staff,
might welcome the advent of a foreign
invader, for his position could certainly not be worse and ln any upheaval,
even though such an upheaval resulted
in a general lowering of the national
Ufe, his position might conceivably be
Improved In the resulting scramble.
But however black a picture we may
choose to paint of England under Capitalism, lt Is not a condition that the
British, people could not change rapidly In'their own Interests without any
catastrophic shock to the national life,
were they possessed of adequate Intelligence, patriotism, and will. The British people bave secured potent Instruments for still more notable advances
to a higher social state—potent Instruments of both a local and national political character as well as of an Industrial nature, but they are showing
themselves rather less than more capable of appreciating their value and ot
using them. Such is certainly not the
esse with Russian democrats, for in
Russia all the main channels ot
healthy, normal public service are at
present effectually dammed. But the
well-being and wealth of a great and
complex society, with all Its traditions,
cohesions, racial complexities, and
mental and emotional ldlosyncracles
cannot be Judged by tbe elemental outlook ot the starving, homeless wanderer by the great river's brink. Such
unhappy creatures are pathological
eruptions on the body social, a menace
to its health and life, but they afford
no criterion ot Its normal, healthy
growth.
Whatever Its shortcomings, and they
are manifold with the frailties and
blemishes ot our common humanity,
this English folk haa grown old ln its
stout struggles for liberty; it has not
lagged ln the rear, but has marced ln
the van of European civilization and
has left an imperishable Imprint on the
world. It has been a great adventurer,
not' only In physical prowess and in
military achievements, but In science,
ln literature, In philosophy, in all the
arts of life and human government.
The bones of its sailors lie in every
of Its pioneers ln every land. It
has attracted into the aura of its national life tbe boldest spirits of the
European family and is knit together
by splendid traditions. It is now, 1
believe, ln its various families, scattered throughout the world, but bound by
the most potent of all ties, big with a
higher and a more spiritual civilisation than the world has yet seen.
This, I believe, Is what England stands
for: this is what we Socialists have
got to realise ln her, and this Is what
we have to defend.
It Is because I love England, because
I have a clear eye for the wrongs Buffered through an Incoherent economic
system, because I wish to see enlarged
the frontiers of English freedom, that
I am a Socialist. But such a movement as ours and such a people as this
.people have nothing to gain, but an
immense loss to suffer by the triumph
of a reactionary political and militarist
autocracy, such aB German Kalserdom
Incarnates. This conviction in no way
imputes motives of criminal aggrandisement on the part of the German
people as a whole: but when the Prussian autocracy thinks it can safely
make its traditional spring on another
victim, lt will make lt, as lt sprang at
Poland, a? Denmark, at Austria, and
at France. This Is the German menace embodied In the most"potent army
ln the world and a navy Inferior only
to our own, and far beyond the needs
of a pacific Teutonic policy.
Armaments indeed largely depend
on policy, and we socialists mipht well
agree to unite on a common demand
for the abolition of the present Iniquitous secret system of diplomacy;
the establishment of a Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament and the
right of Parliamentary ratification of
foreign treaties. In the meantime
how many Socialists have thought out
the pros and cons of BrltlBh foreign
policy, the necessity for the balance
of power, while the capitalist regime
endures, and the basic facts which
make that essential ln tbe conduct of
our International relations? Alliance
or entente Ib necessary to the safety
of France In the face of the tremen
dous growth of German power since
1871. If the Anglo-French entente
breaks up, France must make her
peace with Germany, and that would
and. could only be at the price ot the
Isolation ot this country and all the
pdrll to peace such an Isolation and
position of Inferiority in which Great
Britain would then be plunged. The
best guarantee of the world'I peace Is
In a strong Britain and a strong
France, firmly united la a common
policy.
■I do hot accuse German Imperialism
of contemplating an Invasion—permanent or temporary—of this country,
think that idea Is almost fantastic because unnecessary to the alms ot the
Pan-Germanic policy. Those aims
must be, at least at first, towards the
incorporation of Holland and Belgium
In the Imperial system, ln sweeping
British commerce from the seas,'and
in thus reducing us to starvation and
Impotence. It Is unnecessary to the
task ot subduing tbls Island ot 46,000,-
000 people for German Kalserdom, to
land the traditional single Pomeranian
grenadier In England.
In our present powerless military
condition, for which we have largely
to thank that present Whig, Haldane,
there Is nothing easier than for Germany to overrun the Low Countries
and seise Rotterdam and Antwerp.
The German Federal system Is admir-
MANY CENTRAL LABOB
BODIES IN FAVOE OF ONE
INDUSTRY; ONE UNION
a Flutter ta American
Labor Circles
Some months ago Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council submitted
a circular to all the central labor
bodies ot America, asking to* an expression of opinion aa to the merits
of industrial unionism
To date the following replies have
been received:
In Favor.
Columbus Federation of Labor, Columbus, Ohio.
Wallace Trades and Labor Council,
Wallace, Idaho.
Brandon Trades and Labor Council,
Brandon, Manitoba.
Racine Trades and Labor Council,
Racine, Wisconsin.   -
Toronto District Labor Council, Toronto.
Kokomo Trades and Labor Council,
Kokomo, Indiana.
Central Labor Union, Newport
News, Virginia.
Brentford Trades and Labor Council, Brantfdrd, Ontario.
St. Thomas Trades and Labor Council, St. Thomas, Ontario.
Calgary Trades and Labor Council,
Calgary, Alberta. •
Allied Trades and Labor Association, Ottawa.
Spokane Sectional Central Labor
Council.
Vallejo Trades and Labor Council,
Vallejo, California.
Victoria Traded and Lazor Council,
Victoria, B. C.
Gray's. Harbor Trades and Labor
Council, Washington.
Brownsville United States' Council,
Brownsville, Pa.
Lethbrldge Trades and Labor Council. Lethbrldge, Alberta.
Danville Trades and Labor Council,
Danville, Illinois.
Alameda County, California, Central
Labor Council.
North Yakima TradeB and Labor
Council, North Yakima, Washington.
Clgarmakers' International Union,
Chicago, Illinois,
Ashvllle Central Labor Union, Ash;
vllle, North Carolina.
Syndicalist Educational League,
New York, N. Y.
Salt Lake Federation of Labor, Salt
Lake City, Utah.
Non-committal.
The following considered the time
was not ripe for industrial unionism:
Moncton Trades and Labor Council,
Moncton, N. B.
Montreal Trades and Labor Council,
Montreal.
Against
The following voted against the
resolution:
Fall River Central Labor Union,
Fall River, Mass.
St. John, N. B„ Trades and Lahor
Council, St. John, N. B,
WAGE WORKERS'FORUM
International    Longshoremen's   Association Local No. 38-52, 133
Water Street. .
(Copy.)
Vancouver, B. u., March 11,1913.
To the Honorable Mr. Rogers (and
Mr. H. H. Stevens, M. P.), Minister of the Interior, Ottawa, Canada.
Sir,—I have been Instructed by the
organisation I represent as secretary
to protest against tbe action ot the
government deporting Organizer Joseph Ettor of the Industrial Workers
of the World, on the grounds that
something more than the holding of
opinions should be made a pretext for
such arbitrary action.
This man is one of those who assisted ln solidifying the Textile Workers of Lawrence, Mass., ln their late
puccessfiil efforts for better conditions, and thus Incurred the ill-will
of the mill-owners who were Instrumental in Imprisoning him, and left
no legal atone unturned In an endeavor to murder him by procedure of
the courts,
This latest attempt of the powers
that be to stifle free speech by deportation Is a lesson ln sabotage by
the authorities which Is so unholy a
crime when practised by the Workers, and we most emphatically protest
against this amazing piece of auto-
crasy in discrimination by the government against a man whose offence
Is that of being undesirable to the
employing class.
It Is slowly but surely dawning upon
the workers of this country that class
rule exists, and the employing class
and those Whose Interests they so
faithfully represent have little to congratulate themselves upon when the
present Byetem of exploitation of the
workerB rests on a foundation so insecure that lt has to be supported by
Ihe denial of speech, and can only be
preserved by the continuance of the
Ignorance of the workers to a sense
of their own economic strength.
We are not protesting because this
man Is a member of the Industrial
Workers of the World, but because
England has always boasted as being
a haven to all classes. The nihilist
of Russia, the anarchist of Spain, etc.,
etc., arc all welcome so long as they
conform to the law of the land. Ens-
ably adapted for the incorporation of
such States Into the German Empire.
The Kaiser would blandly explain that
his dear cousin, the Dutch Queen, and
his other dear cousin, the Belgian
King, would remain on their respective thrones; the Dutch and German
Parliaments would continue to be convened—the only difference would be
that their foreign' relations ail their
military organisation would be dealt
with from Berlin, Instead of being
directed at the Hague and at Brussels. Germany would secure two magnificent porta, half a million pore soldiers, and a vast, wealthy and industrious population. At a bound she
would become the first military and
naval power ln the world, a far more
formidable, as she would be a far more
reactionary, government a fond than
the Napoleonic Empire ever' was.
With the arlstocratio Austrian alliance, the German Umpire would hold
France and England, at her mercy.
Well, I have to tell my Socialist
friends that the British people will
never tolerate auch a vassalage unless tbe British nation has suffered
another and a .more complete Sedan.
The political party that flirts with
such an idea Is doomed to Impotence
and even extinction. A British defeat
at the bands of Germany would leave
the overwhelming mass of Britons
seething with a determination to "get
their own back," Angltce for La revanche, and God help the party or
politicians who were, rightly or wrongly, associated ln any way with the
national humiliation*. Tou cannot sum
up human nature In an economic formula, and. If Socialism becomes synonymous with treason to the British nf
tionai Integrity and,safety, or to the
national traditions and temperament,
we may bid a long farewell to the realisation of Socialist hopes and aims,
One word more: I advise my foreign
comrades to make themselves less
prominent in this controversy If they
are out for a pro-German and anti-
British agitation in Great Britain, or
In seeking to associate English Social
Democracy with a futile and dangerous
Pacifism. They must not presume too
much on the easy-going toleration and
political liberty they enjoy ln thie
country ln comparison with the police
customs of Continental lands, whence
many have fled. British democrats may
be educated into becoming Internationalists; they wlU refuse to embrace
mongrel, and spiteful, anti-nationalism.
land has never been afraid that the
opinions ot these different ' people
would hurt her sons, and It amazes
us to think that one of England's
colonies would set such a precedent
as to deny to our shores one who has
not broken the laws of any country.
Again, by what right do the Immigration officers constitute themselves
our moral teachers? Either we think
ourselves, or we allow others to do
our thinking; and we of the longshoremen feel that we are perfectly capable of thinking for ourselves.
THOMAS NDCON. .
Miners Make a Statement.
Ladysmlth Local Union No. 2338,
District 28, has forwarded The Federatlonist the following copy of a self-
explanatory resolution, unanimously
passed by that organisation at lta last
meeting:
"Whereas, for certain purposes, a
wide circulation has been given to the
report that our local union ln Ladysmlth Is being used for the furtherance of socialism, to the exclusion of
the purposes of unionism;
"And whereas, in the present struggle one regrettable Incident did occur
which we could not have foreseen, and
tor which we In no sense assume tbe
responsibility; this unforeseen incident being used by certain parties so
sb to cast a reflection on the good
name and Intention of our organization:
"Therefore, be it resolved that Local
2388, U. M. W. of A., do declare
unanimously that lt stands absolutely
and without reserve on the side of
law and order, and whatever power
is vested ln it will be used to preserve
the law and prevent infractions thereof amongst Its members:
"And be lt further resolved that we
do declare tbat Local 2388, U. M. W.
of A., Is not being exploited' by any
political party, but stands for union-
Ism and unionism alone; that at all
times, as in the present struggle, It
is our ordinary duty to protect our
members from oppressive measures;
and further, lt Is our unalterable determination, whatever may be the
sufferings cf ourselves and those Immediately dependent upon us, that
every lawful means will be used to
oppose the resumption of operations
by the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, until an honorable
agreement can be arrived at, which
will insure us against the tyrannous
methods of an alien manager who la
not even the holder of a B. C. certificate bs such, and grant to us that
measure of freedom which should be
the birthright of every British subject."
8. GUTHRIE,
President.
ii. McKENZIB,
Secretary.
. For Executive Committee.
The Timber Workers' Union.
When the Shingle Weavers' Union
flrst considered the question of extending Its Jurisdiction many of our
members asked "Can It be done?"
The question is answering itself. Encouraging reports come from all
quarters. The splendid spirit of the
unorganized is an inspiration. It
shows that they realize the need of
organization and are ready to Join In
a movement that promises success.
The Shingle Weavers themselves
are a unit ln this movement. It is
their splendid solidarity that has made
it possible for them to withstand
the battles of the past. It Is their
fine spirit that has enabled them to
come forward at this time with an
Invitation to all timber workers to
Join us In tho labor movement, the
movement that voices the discontent,
misery and oppression of the working
class. The entire labor movement Is
In harmony with us, with the exception of the "hammer gang," and they
are at variance with themselves.—
Harry Call.
Hardware Store
3. P. of C. Organiser Hera,
J. R. Knight, organizer for the Socialist Party of Canada, under the
auspices of the Dominion executive
commlttoe, who has been touring tbe
province for the past few weeks,
reached Vancouver during the week
and Is now engaged at Vancouver
Island points. Organizer Knight Is
scheduled to address a mass meeting
In the Empress theatre here on Sunday evening, Merch2 3.
Carpenters'-Aprons, Reg. fl.il
i    for  „, !—. .(lo
Carpenters' Axes,  Rsg.- 11.26,  '
for —  :.....ate
Galvanised Palls, each ...........Jlo
Clothes Plils, I dos tor .: .. le
Spring.Clothes Pins, per dosin Ss
Plates, Flower .Designs,  Reg.
10c each, for, each, ........... la
97 piece complete Dinner Bet.
Keg. 112.10, for .- -feet
Copper Tta Kettles, alt ilw.-lJe
Toilet Paper, per roll ........-_„.. Is
Electric   Flash   Lights,   Reg,
11.10, for JS»
Kitchen Minors, allslsea, values to1       ... ... / .     us
Enamel Water Pitchers, Rsg.
11.21, for lie aad ......Z-ZMt
Baby Buttles, Ruber Tires aad
Hood, folding to take oa
Strut ear „_...-. „.....__ I
We an clearing out all our Carpets, Floor OH Cloth, stc„ at prices
that cannot be squulsd in any store In ths City. . ' .
They are going fast; come In sad get your shan ef thsat Bargalas.
H
ONIG STOREO
"U-M'lttmiSffKETEItr   X
Phone Seymour 3472-3473       W
Hardware and Tools
9 A splendid stook ot the belt in the world's market.
We mate a specialty ttt supplying every need nnd requirement ot the artisan in our line,
McTAGGART & MOSCROP
7 Hsstings Street West
Phone Bejnpoor sts
SHOES FOR MEN
Shoae for Service
Shoae  for Draes
•haei for Ceasfort
Shoae for Eworr Heojalronsot
We.'ve picked winners in Men's Fall Shoee. We're st the terrier
ot every men who desires the belt shoes hit money otn buy.
WT    O P P   204 MAIN STREET
•  )•   V IV IV Oppo.se the City Hal
VW0RKERS UNION
UNIOJ^TAMP
jicroty
Named theae Are Freepientlir
Made In Non-Union factories
DO NOT BUY ANY SHOE
no matter whtt its name, unless it bears e
plain and resdsble impression of tbls Stamp.
All shoes without the Union Stamp ere
slways Non-Union. ,
Boot 0% Shoo Workers' Union
US Summer Street, Boston, Uses.
J. F. Tobin, Free.    C. L. Balne, tec-Trees.
Get Your Mpney's Worth
"f  S       IN  r,   i.  ^ I   \K.!
Patronize Home Industry
BY ASKING
FOR THIS
ON YOUR
PRINTING
The Printing Fraternity in Vancouver Spend More
Than $15000.00 Every Week
A GRACIOUS STIMULANT
A rich and delicious food heverage. Possesses to the full the
elusive spirit ot the hops: a qulckener of brain and nervours force,
with no unpleasant after effects. Exquisite ln aroma, positive In
purity, easy of digestion. In pints at your dealer's, Demand this pure
beer.
Canadian Brewing and
Malting Company, Ltd.
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