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THE  BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATI
INDUSTRIAL UNITY: STRENGTH.
OFFICIAL PAPER: VANCO***"v*H*R TRADES AND LAB^R COUNCIL AND B. C. FBDBRATIOiN OF LABOR.
FIFTH YEAB.   No, 124.
VANCOUVER #<|>RIDAY, AtTGTJST 22,1918.
POLITICAL
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FIR7T VICTORY FOR U.M. W. OF A. THIS WEEK
JllKiOSSES' S€^^ SOUDIFY WOitKERS
Will Ba Uied As a Basis for
Negotiating l*ur_er Impend-
_g Settlements.
sauxnt POINTS PROVI
VALUE OF OSOAN-SATIOH
All Uu Oampi Undtr Military
Control—One Snndrad and
Twenty-eight D. M. W. of
Km Thrown Into Jail Up to
Lart Night, with No Bail or
Knowledge of Charges Pre.
ferrad—Ranks Unbroken and
Union Minora Will Win Ont.
After .many months* ot desperate
strife, during whieh time the mine
workers of Vancouver Island have experienced all the abuses and sufferings
Incident to modern industrial disturbances everywhere, we have Anally succeeded In negotiating a working agreement with the Vancouver-Nanaimo
Coal Mining Company, applicable to
their mine at Nanaimo.
This Is highly gratifying for the reason that the agreement la the first ever
secured on the Island by our. union and
beoause It gives to the men working
under it a complete union shop and a
higher rate of wages, per hours
worked, for inside day labor, than la
received ln any district over which we
have Jurisdiction, and because lt Is but
a fitting reward tor the- men * who
fought so valiantly to secure It.
Furthermore, It Is gratifying because It waa won despite brutal opposition and. tn the face of studied
and malicious attempts on the part of
the press, governmental Influences aad
selfish Interests to prejudice the Canadian public In general, and Canadian
workmen in particular, against the
United Mine Workers of America,
In addition to the usual, machinery
provided for,the adjustment ot disputes, the essential features of aome
of the mora Important sections of the
agreement follow:
'The company agrees to reemploy In thslr former positions
all men employed when strike waa
.-sailed.-^.-•--. -; ;'  --,
"They agree to employ nana but
memben of the U..M. W. of A. at
the dlsssn of labor for Whloh a
scale I* mads.
"Thsy agree to dsduct ..union
duse, assessments, Ansa and Initiation fsts from the earnlnga of the
mtn.
"The old docking system, where*
undtr coal wae confiscated, it substituted by tht docking tytttm
prevailing In Washington.
'"Tht mtn art to reetlvt thtlr
powdtr, caps, fun, houst, ooal
and all mint tupplltt at tht prices
prevailing previous to tht strike.
"Prlctt .for narrow work and
all dtad work are advanced 10 per
cent.
j."A minimum wagt of 13.0*3 per.
day la to be paid mbiara whtrt
dtfleltnolia In thtlr working place
prevents thtm avtraglng tha minors' scale of wages.
"Tht Inside dsy wags scale la
baaed on an eight hour bank-to-
bank workday.'
"The men are to bt paid semimonthly,"    < ,
"Wa 'view wltj
the  aotlon . of
Bowser In i	
couver Island,
union miners
have committed I
Indulgent oalm'
tttdrney-Oeneral
troops to Van-
'   iuch as the
_ I. represent
i breach of the
peace or the .laws* w the country
we have nothing fotfear from the
troops. ThatM* aay, If the
troops have been, as stated by the
attorney-general, sent ln to preserve order and MutmUty only,"
said Mr. Mftk JnuTington, personal representative of President
White of the United Mine Work-
i-tmx vA-aanra*o>
Internatlonal Board Member of the United Mine Workera of America, the "Ma
man" in cUarge ot. tlie bis strike of ooal .miners on Vanoouver Island, who
"Our cause is a just one, and the presence of troops ln the strike sons will
not deter our unions from carrying on the strike till victory haa been achieved,"
flays Mr. Farrington.   ,
TENSE SITUATION FOR
THREE STREETRAILWAY
EMPLOYEES* UNIONS
014.
Tonnage rata ooal, 4 ft.
and under - 11.00
Tonnage rate coal, over 4
ft    -, salt
XasMs Say Wages. ,_
Old.
Fire bosses .» 13,57
Bhotllghtere   .-.  8.80
Brattice men  - 2.86
Tlmberm'en   ,8.80
Tlmbermcn helpers  8.81
Tracklayers ». 8.08
Road-men and laborers 2.86
Driver, boss .
Driver, single 	
Driver, double 	
Driver, boys 	
Pushers 	
Winch Drivers	
Rope riders 	
Trappers	
Miners, per day...
Pumpmen
**' ibfetl
Ntw.
11.10
.81*4
New.
(8,84
8.68
8.11
8.68
3.15
8.61
8.16
8.68
8.1E
8.83
3.1S
8.16
8.16
8.16
1.E0
8.68
8.68
The Street Railway Employees'
unions of Vancouver, No wWeatmla-
ster and. Vlotoria, embracing a hundred per cent, organisation which had
a working agreement with the B. C.
Electric Railway Company up till June
10th, covering aome 3,000 employees,
have each held mass meetings during
the past week.
The report of the federal investigation board, appointed under the provisions of the Lemleux Act was read
to the membership and a general discussion followed.
A referendum shop vote waa taken
during the two daya following the
mass meetings.
Both parties to the dispute are now
anxiously waiting for official advice
from Miniater of Labor Crother's deportment at Ottawa, and pending the
receipt of thla both company and
employees are giving out nothing for
publication.    .
WAV* OF BIRVIUTY
SEEM8T0 PERMEATE
EMPLOYING 0LAS8
we have nothing It
troops. That" Tal
troops have been,'
attorney-general,
serve order and i
said Mr. rut- .
tonal representatl
White of the Bali
ers of America, oa If onday morning lut at the office of The Federationist In the tabor Temple.
"However, at this Upe lt looks aa
though lt were the obvious desire
of the coal companies to create a
condition that WUlThave Justified
the mobilisation of troops.
; "But of tbls ass other phases
of the situation tt*ls, as yet, too
early to Judge,   we shall see.
"Our cause It a Jtiet one, end the
U. II. W. of A; will prosecute
the strike aa detenalnsdly as ever,
and we will feel-Justified ln ask-
Ing for and exporting the same
treatment and protection of the
militia aa Is extended to others.
We cannot believe that we are to
be persecuted, merijfy because we
are union men.   %  .
"Quite true, there are at least
Ave. times aa many troops and
special police aa would be needed
under any circumstances, but that
part ot the arrangement will have
to be explained by Mr. Bowser.
"You can say as emphatically
as you wish that the union miners
of Vancouver lslael are' going to
win this etrlke. I fun leaving-for
Nanalmo this afternoon to complete arrangement* for the sub*
mlsslon "ol an agreement which I
have just made wfth one mining
company, operatlng'near Nanaimo,
the Jingle Pot, and 1 hope to have
some 200 men at\v*t>rk before the
week Is out, under, an agreement
the conditions of which are about
the best ever obtained anywhere
by the United Mine Workers.
..' "The others wfil follow. It
takes time, you know, hut we have
the time, the men and the money,
and we will WKT-t.
No government official In Canada whose name haa gone down
In Infamy becauee of hit turning
ovtr the military forces of the
state to corporations, to aid them
In beating down their employees!
ever acted to hastily and without
causs at did • Altornty-Otaeral
Bowser, premleffrotamrtwodaye
after he aatumed the latttr office.
ROYAL OIW LABOB DAY
COMMITTEES MAKING
THDraS PAIRLY HUM
, 8.30
. 2.86
. 8.08
,...81.80 to 2.26
....".  2.86
 11.10 to 2.86
  3.88
  1.00
   3.80
 8.86     ....
Stablemen 32.86 per day, 386 per mo,
OattMs Say Wages.
Old.   New.
Blacksmith   18.60   34.26....
Blacksmith helper   2.86    8.16
Machinists     3.60     8.86
Machinists helpers   . 8.80    8.16
Carpenters 3.60    8,86
Carpenters helpers „ 2.86    8,16
Slope engineers  u  8.80     8.63
Compressor engineer  3.80    4.00
Firemen (Chinamen)  1.66    8.00
Teamster  8.00    8.00-
All other outside labor (China-
. 1.66
3.00
While thit agreement has been negotiated, lt must not be understood
that the strike on Vancouver island
has been settled,   It has not
At this writing all the camps on
the Island are under military control,
and 128 of our men, including District Vice-president Taylor, and International Organisers Pattlson and An-
gelo have heen seised and Jailed, and
up to now we have been unable to
ascertain tbe nature of the charges
against them, or to make shy arrangements for their trial or release.
Consequently all workers should
disregard newspaper, reports and stay'
away from Vancouver Island until
notice of a complete settlement appears In the Labor press.
F. FARRINGTON.
Whleh'Ctar?
The csar has created a ministry ot
sport, hoping to divert youthful
thought from politics and revolutions
to athletics. Will the Sport pages
escape the censorf—Dally Bun.
The) News-Advertiser this morning
has found the miners, now In Jail on
Vancouver Island, guilty of all the
crimes Its lying reporters have been
sending ln tor, the past two weeks.
This, ot course, was to be expected.
..hat has became of that old saw:
Even' British subject is Innocent until proved guilty, etc.?
Pr_e _at Growing Daily and Programme Replete for Big
Day'i Sport.
"We have succeeded ln securing
quite a number of new donations to
augment the prise; fund 'or our big
Labor Day oelebration," said Mr.
Harry Glbb, chairman ot the' Royal
City Labor -Day committee, to The
Federationist lsst night.
The sub-committees are all working hard and we figure on making good
ln every detail.
"Wto have had a little trouble over
the supply of music Borne time ago
we organised a new local and forwarded an application for a charter
to headquarters, but lt was refused,
because of the objections made by
Vancouver union, which claims Jurisdiction. However, we are hoping to
get matters amicably arranged before
Labor Day, otherwise we msy have to
do without a band. But unionists can
depend upon it, we will have a programme worth while, and we are looking for tbem-all at New Westminster
on Monday, Sept 1st,"
It "DE WET ATTACKING
MILITIA IN NANAIMO
Oope, Member Vanoouver Branch
Mannfactureni' Auooiation,
Uvea up to Rules.
"Cope Is certainly determined to run
the open shop," said H, L. Mill's, a
member of the Painters' union, to The
Federatlonist on Tuesday morning.
There were quite a few organised
workera employed in the metal polishing, buffer and plating department, and
X? el*f.rt.,!"_l,ff'bSiaie t0 °rS?Ja»      ...» -a «,.Vu....u-
2em ". {J-8. MetJ- JWshers, Butter * jnce should be satisfied,
Platers Union of America. succeeded in  dividing  „„   „„...„..
Immediately Mr. Cope became aware I |nt0 tvo camps, those who are foolish
Militia Escorts Bale of Hay Through
Streets.
The action of "our" most efficient
military organisation verges very
closely on tbe ridiculous,
Tuesday the citlsens of Nanalmo
were enlivened by the spectacle ot thirteen of "our" "gallant defenders"
escorting a bale of hay through the
streets.
All was done In true military
fashion, a la South Africa, There waa
an advance guard of cavalry, then the
before-mentioned convoy with an
escort of Infantry, and behind them
the cavalry rear guard. "Tla true,
'tis pity, pity 'Us, 'tis true."
This Is about all they are fit for;
escorting fodder for wiser animals
than themselves; threatening unarmed men, brave, In possession of
the knowledge tbat the men they are
hounding do not possess means of
retaliation,
One hears them bragging of what
other half-clad barbarians have done.
But others also know a little of what
they did, say at Magersfontein.
Protest Matting.
A mass protest meeting was held at
the Arena last evening, under the auspices of the B. O. Federation of labor
executive. Resolutions similar to
those published elsewhere, under a
Victoria date line, were passed,
ot this faot he fired the man whom
he thought waa responsible for the
agitation. Oh the men aasembllng
to discuss the question as to why one
ot their number was discharged, Cope
Bred the bunch.
Tbe chancea of bis being able to
run bis place non-union are very slim,
and it Is expected that he will very
soon come, to hla senses. ■ The same
wave of temporary senility which haa
affected Bowser appears to be affecting others ot his Ilk,
None of the militiamen who refused
to go to Vancouver Island, to act as
scab-herders for the ooal barons, to
make It possible tor the latter to Introduce Oriental labor In the mines,
have been court-martialed. Or at
least no action has yet been taken
by Butcher. Bowser's military officers
to that end,
Now that the play on Vanoouver
Island has been staged to meet requirements, and the scab-herders have
arrived on the scene, the mine-owners,
-with the permission and assistance ot
Bowser et al„ will endeavor to start
the mines going with Orientals,
groes and the usual variety of two-
legged products ot the world labor
market
8ECOND VICTORY IN
TWO DAYS POR MINERS
OBSERVES MR. FOSTER
President Robert Foster ot District
28, U. M, W. of A., was la Vancouver
yesterday. He told The Federatlonist
that the day previous 125 men, Including machinists, molders, electricians,
shopmen, linemen, carpenters, construction workers and all skilled mechanics, who had been working aa
strike-breakers tor the Canadian Col-
lleirles Company at Cumberland deserted their work and Joined forces
with the United Mine Workers of
America, Consequently the company
Is badly crippled and unable to work
the mines,
Bowser's government ia not only
supplying scab-herders et the coal
mines. It is also feeding over ISO
strike-breakers, right now, In Victoria,
preparatory to shipping them over to
the mine owners. Sirs Bill and Dan
must have Bowser bought and paid
for.
The big corporations of-this prov-
_ce should be satisfied. They have
succeeded in dividing the workers
Into two camps, those who are foolish
enough to do the bosses' fighting and
those who believe In- peaceably lighting for themselves.
•r. at. saina
Executive Board Member' and Secretary-Treasurer of Trades and Labor Concrete
of Canada-.u present In Oreat B.llalr, as the first fraternal deletete sent br
the Congr.ai to the Brlfl.h Tradea Union Ontfreae-WIII return In Ura. to M-
sume the duties of hia offlce at the Montreal convention, opening Sept 887
COUNCIL WILL AWAIT
STRIKE DEVELOPMENTS
BEFORE TAKING ACTION
SHALL WE BUT A
UNIT OF A DAILY
NEWSPAPER PLANT?
Shalt the board of directors
make a move to secure the unit of
a dolly newspaper plant?
Organised Labor in Vancouver,
during* the oast three yeara, haa
bullded a quarter-of-a-mllllon-
dollar Labor Temple, located ln
the centre of the city, which is
now earning a net profit of 1800
a month.
The next undertaking of Vancouver unionists, this Ume supplemented by the unionists of the
rest of the province, ahould be the
establishment of a DAILY NEWSPAPER OF OUR OWN. In our own
building, and printed with our own
plant.
The B, C, Federatlonist. Ltd., ta
capitalised at 120,000. Of these,
Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council owns 6,000 shares, and the
B. C. Federation of Labor now
holds 6,000 shares, For these
holdings no real money, except
$200 which was paid by the latter
to the Tradei and Labor Council,
waa ever put Into the treasury.
The Federatlonist haa paid Its
own way from the start
What the company needs now Is
a plant of lta own; one that will
mako a unit for a dally newspaper
plant later on,
For this purpose the sum of at
leant |6,000 would be required.
The company still has 9,996 un-
alloted shares.
If the unlona of the province
would consent to purchase these,
The Federatlonist can be made a
much better paper. When It
comes time to make The Fed. a
dally, then If more money Is needed the capitalization could be Increased.
The manager of The Fed. thinks
the unionists of the province are
ready for such a move, The columns of The Fed. are open for a
discussion of the subject
•TAKK CARE!" SAYS
BOWSER'S HIRELING
TO MWERS'COUNSEL
Intimidation and Implied Threat
at Magistrate Falls to Cow
Either Defense or Press.
". . . No' other Interruption of
the even course ot things came till
the case of William English. Ball
was asked, as he had two sick ohlldren, one near to death's door.
The magistrate refused to listen to
the appeal; he said no doctor's certificate was produced. Asked If be
would not consider the matter If
a certificate were produced, he assured in the negative. Hr. Leigh-
ton said he hoped the newspapers
magistrate warned tbe lawyer to
would report this statement. The
Uke care. Hr. Lelghton Insisted
that the magistrate bad the power
to grant hail. Later when all the
remands had been made, Hr. Shoe-
botham said that the police were
willing to let English out and later
In the evening he was allowed to '
go to his home."—Sun.
The above report from the Sun ot
Wednesday morning denotes to what
extent the hirelings of the ruling class
would go, If they were able to muzzle
the press, ln the same arbitrary manner, and for the same fictitious reasons
as they have prevented the right of
free assembly.
Here one finds the solicitor for the
defense threatened, because he expressed a hope that the press would
Last night's meeting of Vancouver
Trades and Ubor Council wu fairly*
well attended, aad credentials wen
received for new delegates, aa follows:
Buildings .Trades Council—D. Gallagher, W. T. Orifflths and Morrow.
Pattern Makers-npyd l\>rd,vka R.
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Laborers—Bro. Garrard,
Business Agent Wilkinson reported
upon work since election, covering a
number ot accomplishments.
Delegate HcVety reported regarding
the arrest of two advertising agents
who had been doing business In the
name of organized labor. They had
been committed tor trial.
Upon motion the convention call ot
the Trades and Labor Congress ot
Canada waa filed and Delegate Trotter
given credentials to represent the
council.
Reports of unions Indicated dull
trade conditions generally.
The Amalgamated Carpenters reported that hereafter members of the
militia would be debarred from that
organisation.
A number of members of the Home
end Domestic Employees' Union were
present, the ladles desiring to get acquainted with the procedure of the
council- previous to regular affiliation
at next meeting.
Delegate Burkhart reported for the
Label League and asked for a larger
hall tn which to hold meeting. Good
progress was being made. Tbe League
will meet hereafter on the second add
fourth Fridays of each month.
D, S. Cameron, president of New
Westminster Trades end Labor Council   was present and addressed the
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refualnc to irant bail to a atriker. on» mee™«- ..Everything waa Jr. read..
refusing to grant ball to a striker, one
of whose children was dying.
It will be noted, however, that later
In the day, the man was released, thus
showing that the fact ot the breaking
point being reached, had penetrated
even the marble dome of tbe police
magistrate.
» They are pushing the workers on
Vancouver Island very hard, but there
IS a limit to even the patience of the
workers.
CHINATOWN, 'THE
LAND OP A BILLION
FLIES," SAYS WRIOHT
. By Chester M, Wright.
An even billion of files swarm
from the refuse of the horse stalls
tha wagons ten feet away, On the
fest of esch fly Is sn even million
of germs. And the files light feet
foremost on the fruit and vegetables on the wagons. Some hours
Istsr the good housewife goss to
' the curb In front of har home and
buya theae delightfully fresh vegetables snd the Juicy fruit from the
Chinese peddler who owne the
horse and lives down there In
Chinatown, the Land of a Billion
Files.
First in quality; first in sales, first in the hearts of union men; guaranteed the best you ever bought; a smile of satisfaction with every pair. Look
on the inside of your overalls and shirts and if you see this label
BUCK BRAND
that's your guarantee of tested material; material
that will stand up and wear like leather; that won't
break in the priijt; color that will hold fast against
wash and weather; made especially for workmen
like you, who need good, strong and durable overalls and work shirts.
Remember Our   WM.   J.   McMASTEB   AND   SONS,   LIMITED.   Largest Factory
Guarantee      1176 Homer Street Vancouver, B.C. "««•» Winnipeg
ness for the Labor Day celebration,
and with a good turnout from Vancouver and line weather there was
a big day for organised labor on the
boards. President Cameron referred
to the mix-up with the Musicians'
Union In Vancouver, the latter having
refused to relinquish Jurisdiction In
favor of a new local In the Royal City.
He thought the time had arrived when
New Westminster was big enough to
go It alone and asked for the good
auspices of the council In bringing
about an amicable settlement. ■ They
were not looking for trouble, but the
alleged unreasonable attitude of Vancouver musicians was not In the best
Interest of organised labor. Tbe matter was referred to Business Agent
Wilkinson.
Delegates Pipes and Howat were
appointed as an auditing committee.
Under good and welfare a general
discussion followed, covering tha
strike situation on Vancouver Island,
and It was made plain that the council
waa ready to assist the miners In any
way possible as soon as the U. H. W.
of A. district officers Intimated the
best method ot accomplishing that object:
The meeting adjourned at 10 p.m.
That the U. M. W, of A. is going
to make a clean sweeping victory is
now a certainty. Nothing can defeat
the striking miners at this stage of
the fight. One company has already
signed up. Another will be added to
the list Inside a week. And even the
raving maniac ln charge ot Matson's
Dally Herald has started hedging and
looking for a soft place to fall. After
all, It may be that Bowser has hastened the crisis. The miners are going
to win a complete victory, and that
very soon.
A number of tbe militiamen, now
on Vancouver Island, are worried.
They receive $1 per day from the
bosses to do the dirty work. Their
employers, In some cases locally, have
filled their Jobs with others. Some of
the militiamen have returned to town,
on leave of absence, only to be ordered
out ot tbe house by the landladies.
Meantime, the Jailed miners are ad-
Judged guilty before trial, given very
little to eat and treated as the most
desperate' sort of criminals,
Hr. Frank Farrington, la okaras of
the mlaera' strike oo Taaooavar 16—ad,
waa la Vanoouver oa Monday, in tat
sponse to a rogueet that he meet the
Hon. Robert Rogers, minister of labile works, along with Mr. H. atrntat-
. P., to discuss this Vancouver
laland situation. The meeting look
place at tha Hotel Vancouver. No
definite action waa takea. aalde fraa
the fact that the hoaorable minister
of publlo works promised to Investigate and do what he could towards
bringing about a' settlement of tho
strike.
Mr, Farrington went baek to Nanalmo. oa Monday evening and —era
submitted the draft agreement he had
secured with the Vancouver-Nanaimo
COal Mining Company to a mass meet-
Ing of Nanalmo dlstriot minora, whieh
waa held under mOttary supervision,
and wherein the mlaera unanimously
ratified the agreement aa recommended by Representative Farrington
and decided that the Jingle Fat mlnen j
should return to work Immediately.
Mr. Farrington returned to Vancouver on Wedneaday to secure tha
signature ot Mr. Alvo von Ahreaslebea,
president of the company, aad to finally oloae up tbe agreement
"Conalderable opposition to the
agreement waa encountered from tha -
other mine owners," said Represent
atlve Farrington to The Federatlonist
on Wednesday, "who were working
desperately to prevent the Vaaeownw-
Nanaimo Coal Mining Company from
entering Into, an agreement with tha
United Mine Wofkere of Aonriea. Aa •
a matter of fact I waa Informed while
In Nanalmo that the special provincial
police were warning our men that they
would aee that tbe Jingle Pot men
were not allowed to go to work under
the agreement
"With these Influences working la
opposition to us It makes It exceedingly difficult to restore Industrial
peaee and secure a settlement of the
strike. However, the agreement entered Into with the Vancouver-Nanaimo
Clol Mining Company la the entering
wedge that will be used aa a bssls
for future settlements aad which will
eventually permanently establish tha
United Mine Workera as an organ's*
tlon oa Vancouver Island.
"Greatly overdrawn and highly sensational prees reports, which have ao
foundation In fact are coming from tha
Island, and a studied effort Is being
mede to connect tbe socialists aad
I. W. W.'a with the miners' strike,
for the obvious purpose ot attaching
to the mlaera aay odium that may ba
felt towarda theee two movements, aad
to detract from the raerlte of tha miners' strike. 	
"As a matter of tact tha United Mlae
Workers ot America la purely a non-
political organisation, composed of
men of all shades of political opinions,
and hu ao relation whatever with tha
|, n,   w •■ a,
' Asked'about the Western Fuel Company's threat to flood their No. 1
mine, Mr. Farrington said "the threat
waa a huge Joke, devlaed by Mr.
Stockett to deceive the public and perhaps Induce the miners to return to
work, rather than see the mlae
Hooded.
"As a matter of fact the purpose la
flooding a certain section of the' mine
Is to quench a lire which has beea
raging In that section of the mine
for almost two years, and Hr. Stockett
Is a huge Joke, devised by Hr.
period of idleness to put out this fire,
which could not be extinguished
through any other means.
"However, 11 It were actually Hr.-
Stockett's Intention to allow the mine
to be ruined there would be no necessity for hurrying the rulnaUon by
Dumping water Into the mine, unlsas
It Is that Hr. tSockett hu gone entirely Insane and Is so anxloua to see
the mine] destroyed that hla Impatience will aot allow him to let the
natural elements accomplish the work
ot destruction. ,  „      *
"Furthermore, If Mr. Stockett really
Is determined to actually destroy the
mine and create business demoralisation, rather than to concede to hla
workmen the measure of Justice^they
are entitled to, that la Mr. Stockett a
affair and not ouia.
far as newspaper reportsJhat
the U. H, W. of A. have refused to
allow Mr. Stockett to bave a auffl-
dent force of mechanics to protect
the mine are concerned we deay the
allegatlona absolutely. Mr. Stockett
hu been Informed by tbe proper officers of our union tbat If he would
make request from such officers for
pumpmen, etc., to protect his property, his request would be irajtssl.
And that offer still stands. Mr. Stockett can accept It of reject It'
Who Is going to nay the bills for all
this chesp display of ll-a-day scab-
herders on Vancouver Island? Probably Hr. J. Songhees Matson.
The coast dally press reporters at
the "front" will not require to weat
kilts, They are prostituting them
selves sufficiently without being further subjected to the dlcatatlon of
the coal barons' hired executive at
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SOUNDING THE DEATH KNELL
"Every Social epoch contains
within Itself the germs of Its own
destruction."—I—11 Marx.
*-.**   • '*
Of all the enunciations ot the great
thinkers, none Is more trenchant than
that uttered hy the great German philosopher.
The truth of hla statement is becoming more apparent dally, we have had
strikers shot down ln 8outh Africa,
In West Virginia, ln Louisiana, Michigan, and elsewhere, and we now find
them threatened by the armed forces
of the State ln the strike zone on Vancouver Island.
We flnd that while men are holding a meeting to discuss matters concerning the settlement of tbelr dispute
with the employers, the hall ln which
the meeting Is being held is surrounded by militia, that they are taken out
of tho hall In batches of ten, marched
te the courthouse and the more active
workera placed under arrest.
All these happenings are forcing upon the workers the knowledge that the
State Is a class institution, the function of whloh Is to repress and beat
down the.members of the working
class any time they rebel against the
-conditions surrounding them.
The fact that the forces used to
beat them down are composed of other
members of tbat class, whose main
asset Is tbelr Ignorance and lack of
Initiative, in no way alters the position.
In the situation on Vancouver island,
the question as to wbat was best for
the people as a whole has not been
taken into consideration. The only
thing considered is that while the
miners are striking for better conditions the ooal operators are not making any proflt; therefore "we" must
either beat them back to work or drive
them off the' island.
For a time the miners thought that
they would receive a little show of
justice, enough to' make a pretenoe at
the same at least, but we flnd attorney-General Bowser issuing the following statement to the press:
Victoria,' Aug.   16.—"When day
breaks there wtll   be   nearly   a
thousand men In the atrlke zone
wearing the uniform of Hts Majesty. , .,-. This Is my answer to the
proposition of the strikers tbat
they will preserve the peace If
they are left unmolested hy tho
special police,"
Every move of repression made by
tbe ruling class, but digs deeper the
grave Into which it must fall.
"Napoleon" Bowser, the "strong
man" of the McBride government, Is
rapidly digging hia grave In so far as
political life la concerned. While
olashes between troops nnd strikers
were occurring ln distant lands, the
workers ln this province could not be
brought to realize the true nature pf
government but owing to the action
ot the representative of "Law and
Order" their eyes are being opened
and to that extent Is tho death knell
oi' corporation domurclim teing sounded.
The use of the troops on the Island,
net for the purpose ns nlaiged, of pre-
filing life and property, but for tho
purpose of t Massing iu every way sny
one connected' with trganlzed labor
Is bringing more workers to a realise.
Uu of their position as such, tliai;
couid ten years PMiwuidn and fir
ih3i we must be tha-uful.
Go to It, Bowser et al. Tou are digging deep and In the depths shall nv
aad your class be buried,
"ANARCHY"
We read much of the anarchistic
utterances of the I. W. W. and other
ao-ealled disturbers of Industrial
peace, but not one word do we hear
about the state of anarchy existing'on
Vancouver Island, by virtue ot the orders ot Bowser.
Martial law has not been formally
proclaimed; everything la supposed to
be under civil rule. Yet we flnd the
streets patrolled by troops, citizens
searched and subjected to annoyance
by militia and secret service men;
trains stopped while militiamen,
through the carriages and subject
armed with rifle and bayonet, come
everyone to Inspection.
Men are met by the point of a bayonet In the hands of a member of the
working class, In the uniform of a
militiaman, and their destination demanded. Men holding peaceful meetings are marched out and kept under
guard until It pleaaea the»despots In
command to releaae them. People are
afraid to go abroad with valuable papers upon them for fear of losing the
same, In short, a system of military
oppression Is In vogue at present, such
ns hss not been known outside of the
"Moody week" In St. Petersburg or
the "massacres of Warsaw." How
long the people of this province will
be content to suiter under such rule
and humiliation we cannot say, but
we do know that If tbe people of the
mainland were undergoing half of
thnt endured by the miners of Van-
couver Island, the condition of affairs
as at present would not be stood tor
twenty-four hours.
"FOREIGN" INTERFERENCE.
It seems a pity that the citizens of
British Columbia should have to submit to the outrages. Inconvenience
and Insults heaped upon them dally hy
the alien mining companies doing business on Vancouver island, The people
of Vancouver last winter suffered a
severe shortage of coal; respectable
citizens of Nanaimo and Ladysmlth
have been assaulted and driven from
tbelr homes by foreign scum, employed as strike-breakers; officials of the
government and the general public
have been openly flouted—all because
a foreign mining company proposes to
lag seventy-llvo years behind the times
and refuse to Canadian workers the
privilege enjoyed by Canadian workers elsewhere, that of belonging to
the union ot their choice.
The Western Fuel Company adopts
one attitude today end another tomorrow. At one time it Bays, "there is
nothing to negotiate." At another lt
aays it ts anxious to meet the miners
If unaccompanied by union officials. If
there le nothing to negotiate, why
should the company be anxious to
meet anybody?
In vlew-of the effect upon the whole
province of the Island situation, is the
provincial government taking the
stand of a true executive? HaB lt
taken steps to point out to tbe company that its employees only ask what
la recognized by Industrial magnates
and government officials all through
Canada? Has it even taken businesslike steps to apprehend those primarily responsible for the disorders that
have occurred?
No, It has simply thrown onto Vancouver Island enough troops to repel
an International Invasion, who do nothing at considerable expense to the
people's treasury and are laughed, at
by the peaceful union minera who wonder why the rioters could not have
been located without so much fuss.
Can It be that our esteemed attorney-general Is crazed with the position
of acting Premier,
SINISTER SIGNIFICANCE,
"Military rule la lightly felt by
those of Nanalmo who are peaceably disposed,, and not a self-
respecting man or woman will aay
tbat the militia came either too
soon   or  too  numerously.    The
great regret is that efficient official
action was delayed too long.   The
> opinion Is freely expressed that
had the troops arrived three days
sooner the great No. 1 mine would
be   working,   Instead   of   being
flooded to prevent complete destruction by gas explosion."—The
"Sun". (Liberal) editorial.
What Is one to Infer from the above?
Does, the editor of the Sun mean
to Imply that had the militia arrived
three days sooner the   miners would
either have been driven back to work
at the point of the bayonet, or that
the militia would bave been used to
work the mines?
The Federatlonist confesses Its inability to unravel the intricate depths
of the organ which, while always ready
to slam Bowser, Is even more anxious
to cry aloud for plenty of force to be
used in browbeating and defeating tbe
claims of organised wage-workers.
RECIPE FOR A SOLDIER.
Take one human unit. Add uniform
and dangerous weapons. Let stand.
Any remnant ot Independent ideas,
decency of self-respect will come to
the surface; skim with discipline. Add
the .authority to kill wthout question
or provocation. The result can be
used for any out an honest purpose.
Bowser and the Bull-pen!
Do you understand what the militia
is for now, you doughhead?
How do you like lt, Mr. Wage-
worker?
Some workers' Idea of fighting is
to fight each other.
What some people believe to be
"firmness" is simply ptgheadednesB,
One real live, active unionist Is
worth a jungle full of chair-warming
philosophers.
It will take more thsn Bowser's
militia to feed the unemployed tn Vancouver this winter.
If there is anything more offensive
to the sight of heaven than a militiaman lt IB two.
The owners of the means of life can
dictate the terms upon which all who
are not owners are to be permitted to
live.—J. Keir Hardle.
Bowser Is placing the last straw
upon the back of the workera of this
province.
When the workers throw off their
burdens some one Is going to receive
a terrific jolt
Aa the membership of organized labor Increases so are tbe hours of labor
reduced./ -
"Hell knows no fury like a militiaman with a bayonet in his flat," especially when his opponent Is unarmed
"The road to hell Is paved with good
Intentions." And hell Is block-paved
with militiamen's heads,
What Is needed to-day- is labor
unionists who can make the labor
movement move.
The American Federation of Labor
has a great deal more to fear from the
Militia of Christ on the Inside than
from the I, W. W. on the outside.
There will be no peace—Industrial
peace—on Vancouver Island until
wage-workers have been conceded the
right to organize.
Striking wage-workers never have
any "aympathy" to/lose, The "public'
Is a myth. The workers get what tbe
workers take.
What the Immigration department
of the federal government in the old
country probably means when lt announces there are lots of jobs ln Canada la jabs.
The kilties Ought to be proud of
themselves. Chinese did the stoking
that made It possible for them to
rojich the strike zone.  .
For all the good the fisheries and
timber Industries of this province are
to the people who live in lt they might
as well be located In China or Japan.
"The fellows that seek to poke fun
at the cause ot women struggling for
political rights will be the biggest
'me too,' shoutera just as soon as the
women are victorious."—N. Y.^Call.
One serious omission from the list
of reptiles ss published In the Encyclopedia Brltannlca Is that series of
Invertebrates known as "Special Policemen," "Militiamen" and "Secret
Service" men. .    ,,
The vlleat, meanest and most loathsome .reptile spewed up out of the
abysmal slime Is preferable to that
spawn of filth generated by the capltaliat system known as a militiaman.
"The band's playing; the' muslc'B
good; beat tt," "You'd make a lovoly
corpse; get to hell out of here." These
and other taunts are being hurled at
the union minera of Nanalmo by
militiamen, who are seeing their "first
active service,"
During the past eight years the provincial government baa practically
given away over 6,000,000 acres of
land. Mr. Worklngman, how much
land do you own?
While lt la probably none of The
Federationlst's business, it might be
interesting to know just how much
of other people's moneythe B. C. Telephone Company haa on hand ln the
form of- deposits, etc.
Bowser as premier of B. C. for six
months would mean an open rebellion,
Without McBride sitting on his coat-
tail he would rule or wreck even his
own party in six months. Bowser
is drunk with power. He needs sobei-
lng up.
What-would you think of a nun
who despises unions and union men
and sometimes openly sneers at them
both, who Is at the same time a member of a union—yes, ln Vancouver—
simply because he haa to to .hold hla
job? Not even man enough to be a
man of his convictions and get out
For the past several months the
daily press has been assiduously cultivating a hatred of the I. W. W. undoubtedly with the purpose ln view of
branding .every attempt of organised
workers to better their conditions as
the work ot that organization, and so
try to turn public sympathy against
strikers,
"In preparation for a strike, machine guns have been mounted on the
factories at Barcelona. In Spain when
men talk of the war between capital
and labor they evidently mean real
war, not the stump orator's kind," says
the subtle morning Sun. When the
latter falls the former method becomes
oompulsory. Evidently what the Sun
and Butcher Bowser are anxious to
see ln B. C.
So patriotic have they become that
a number of employers In Vancouver
have withdrawn from membership In
the Canadian Manufacturers' Association etaoin shrdlu cmfwyp shrdlu mm
tlon and formed a new local "union."
It will be known as the B. C. Manufacturers! Association. What the attitude of the new organization is to be
towards their "fellow-unionist" employees is not stated.
The News-Advertiser is advertising
for newsboys to sell papers In the
place of the strikers. The Tlzer wants
"High School- boys who are ambitious
for business training who will be
given preference." here you have lt
to the King's taate—teaching boys to
scab as a fundamental principle of a
business education. It Is to be hoped
that no boy will "scab." If he does
he will rue lt the longest day he lives,
"A legacy from feudalism, political
representation will at length have to
give way if representation Is to be
permanent, to a closer adjustment to
Industrial representation, and Is why
those who ln the labor world are already organising according to Industries, organising the labor power made
use of in those industries, are in truth
adopting lines whloh are sound economically, and sound for this reason
from every point of view."
No typewriter on earth can make
lt possible to express the contempt
one feels for the stupidity of a working-class that has made possible the
display of ruling, class IndlBcreetness
on Vancouver island during the past
week. One would need to go down the
skldway, drink squirrel whiskey and
a chaser of home-brewed dynamite
before any attempt could be made to
fittingly deacrlbe the idiocy of Bowser
as the hired flunkey of Sirs Bill and
Dan,
"Why shouid It be a felony to steal
a nugget from a wealthy operator and
no offense In the world to steal labor
from the wprking man, which Ib all
he has got ln this blessed world?
What reason Is lt that the one is
J treated bo lightly and the other Is
made a penitentiary offense? Why
is not the robbery as robbery treated
alike? Why Is the theft ln one Instance often regarded as a sign ot
smartness and In the other Instance
draga down' upon the unfortunate all
the terrors of criminal law?"—Nome
Worker.
'But there Is no serious grievance
In It (Hindu Immigration movement),"
says the News-Advertiser. It may not
be taken seriously by the pap-fed boosters of the government, but to those
wbo must undergo the dally grind tor
existence. It Is a serious question. It
means that If' the great exodus from
Asiatic countries to these shores con
tlnues muoh longer that another ex
odus must needs be undertaken by the
white workingmen of this province
for pastures new.
A worthy canner remarks that were
the whites to get out there would be
no trouble at all with the fishermen.
Peace reigned on the Skeena river
this year—vide, out of some twelve
hundred fishing boats commissioned
this Benson, there were about a thousand manned by Japanese. It may be
news, however, to the poor harrassed
cannery combine that their Oriental
pots have started a syndicate to build
a cannery next year—whloh will be
owned and controlled exclusively by
the Japanese, who will not object to
buying fish from Indians and whites
on the same terms as do the white
cannery men now.
If "publicity" Is the aim of the federal Department of Labor, as repeatedly stated by Minister of Labor
Crothers, will he now rise In his place
and tell ub why not a line of publicity was given by any dally newspaper to the fact that a board of investigation had been appointed to Inquire Into the grlevancea between the
Street Railway Employees' Unions of
New Westminster, Victoria and Vancouver and the n. C. Electric Railway
Company?. Even after the board had
concluded Its sessions not a line appears tn the ofttlmes used Associated
Press to tell us all about what a grand
thing the Lemleux .aot was, "Pubv
llolty," Yes," but who own the publicity?
Hold my stdes while I laugh,  Now,
  the next spasm, read this Associated Press dispatch to the Morning
Albertan, Calgary, the-same as was
sent   out   all   over  the   continent:
"Nanalmo, heart of Vancouver Island
strike district, is In ruins; the little
town of Extension, between dynamite
d lire, Is a mass of wreckage; fnin-
i sullen. . . . That Is the situation
the strike district of Vancouver 1st-
d tonight (Aug. IS).   The arrival
ui the troops, who are endeavoring to
patrol the affected section, haa had a
salutary effect, but the sullen spirit
of the striking miners, yet unsubdued,
breaks forth into violence whenever
i soldiery happen to be out of sight
hearing."   And so on, ad naseum,
a column or more.   As a specimen
for
of fiction this wild and w
press "story" would be hard
cate. Were it not of bu
moment to the union mi
earned lt would be the lasi
comedy. Mine gott, and tl
dally press supposed to mou
opinion!" As a caricature
in a class by itself.
A Unique Opening,
A < unique idea ln advert
carried out the other day by
Bon's Bay, Company at Calgi
pomp and ceremony the ni
new six-story store was opei
public by Lieutenant-Govern
The citizens, too, were tre
tree street car service di
afternoon.
Vanoouver Islsnd Comes
The West Virginia settle:
distinct union victory. The'
is now permanently and soil
lished in that state, a cond
never has been possible, ani
tal mine guard system hai
Its death-blow. .
International 8eoretariat C
The A. F. of L. executli
haa decided that President (
Perkins, ot the Cigar Maki
national Union, be selected
gate to represent the Amei
eratlon of Labor at the meet
International Secretariat a
Switzerland, September, 191!
"A White B. C."
From present Indications,
will, to a great extent, repla
dian in tbe Chilllwack and A|
fields thla season, and all
Chinamen have been engage
on the Horst ranch at Agasi
comprises 000 acres. The
rapidly driving the Indian
fishing grounds, are now inva
other field of labor, and coi
the latter are now forced to
the railroad.
The Process of Assimlli
It has Just oome to light
the advertising columns of i
papers that there has taken
Victoria, a marriage betweei
woman and a Hindu. Thi
was a Miss Maude Alice Cro
comes from Union City, Indl
groom was Baboo Singh, w
from Sharfar, India, and Is m
dent of Victoria. The wed
a quiet one and was perfi
Rev. Wm. Stevenson, of 1
Baptist church on July 21.
The Rand Hell.
More tales of the horrlbl
phthisis are being told. Out
f'miners examined in 1911, 4
tound to be suffering from
whole reef Is a.veritable 1
blacks in the compounds die
flies." Botha would have
well of humanity had he bloi
whole of that hell out of \
Rand capitalists extract man:
of profit annually." It Ib a qi
not many years when the n
give Out, but daring that t
will be lost, disease will floi
bloody revolts take place."—
On Strike for Eight-Hour
Discontent with long hours
which haa exlated for some
among the workers of the
Ladles' and Misses' Suit £ (
1206 Homer street, came to i
Saturday morning, when the
the tailors and pressors an
slderable proportion of the
enced tailoresses refused to
work until their demand for
day waa granted. A fully
and enthusiastic meeting ot
ers was at once held at tl
Temple, at which plena were
giving publicity to the dlsputi
Anniversary* Celebratlo
President Lynch of the Inte
Typographical Union says t
few local unions and only on
International organisations c
a continuous existence of m
fifty years, and when local un
brate these events they attra
attention to the union and Itl
and the fact that a local u
been in existence for fifty yei
will do more to justify uni
tbe public mind than could b
pliBhed by weeks of agltatloi
vertising of a different nat
strongly commends these eel
and urges local unions,to
ooserve their anniversaries,
or banquet offers a beat me
aultable souvenir of a pi
character, or a nicely prii
torlcal booklet will also be
and give a lasting value to am
observances not otherwise ot
Militia To Do the Dirty VI
"Any working man who i
know what militarism la fa
pretty good object lesson be!
ln the Nanalmo, B. C, coa
There we find one set of worl
dressed up ln fancy unlformi
up with maxim guns and all
oply of weir with the object o
the workera ot White (?), 1
accept the wages and condltl
ate satisfactory to Chinese
breakers. Facts such as I
teaching the workers the real
of militia battalions, and in
Country it haa been found n
to disarm the militia regiinenl
event of trouble in their dlstr
the whole of the workera have
learnt the lesson, and the Gov
can still flnd sufficient membei
working class to do the dlr
required by auch individuals
and Dan.—"Working Card" In
Leader.
"Our" Wonderful Countr
We have here, ladles and
man of the excursion party, a
ful country. You have probat
told this long before now. No i
can be on Alaskan soil ten
before this fact Is testified to
ens of experienced 'Alaakai
ought to know. The resource
the eloquent testimony of
mother's son that ever sough
litical position trom Alaskan
are unexcelled the world over
Is a great pleasure to think th
of these resources are alread
specially providential dispense
the hands of men who will dl
keep them for themselves. 1
these resources sre merely wai
the arrival of some fairy gddmi
the shape of a capitalist of i
less bloated bank account w
open .them up and scatter
through the smiling ranks of t
men. It is most fervently tru
gulshed visitors now In our "ta
these latter that among the
to use another political phrasi
are many such representat
Nome Dally Worker.
Those Bad "Foreigners,1
Following is a sample of t
torlal rubbish' being used by N
son's trio of coast "newspaper "LTIOIOTIST
'or _E»- C KederationUt: In thla
es« -r»r*y little. It any. procreM haa
nade -wlttm tli'at tioaury old question,
Hi l_-_ml«rx-a.tion. Th« fact Ot the
|a *■». that from tl»e ~rory toefflnnlnr
made a political football by
tm«   in   order  ■""    "'-
Ulttcli
to scramble into
lfT   before   any   lesielatton,  affecting
L>n«-aJ   peta   ot   _._»•  mine-owner* and
-    * rlMhed  In the
""     feeling
like
_ ,» itfon
seta      beyond   tbe routine
I *!»•_»    paat   forty   yeara   fh'e   govern-
f_P jBtrltlalm Columbia hu been prac-
ai; run t>y a compact for tbe en-
Tfti-t, of »_v ffanv of coamopoliUn fl-
i,i-» "-vrhoae oonaoloneea are . dead*
" honor Sa non-exiatent and whoa*
'V-are* .ma**-* aaaciafty in th'e aocumula-
_' w«*mltt>. remrdleae of the health
ibineaa of thoae -who muat needa
1 tor- in ■■ lie that will permit no
s of  m decent livlna.
lonar aeries of nCrikea that have
lAlaaSe in thie country are ample
that thla le a true state of ef-
rfl The atrlkera, who muit contend
3f _A.aiak.tic and other forelarn atrike-
„r» and acabe, are not hot-air a_d-
" or seditlon-tnonvers, aa a larse
[ ; of the daily preaa would have
'l*ple believe.
i,very    occulon   that   abeclal   police
dlera have been called out to pro-
c P_»" and property, Nonaroliaiuf and
Lsheap    foreign   laborera  have  been
Of    and   only   refugeea   needing  al-
irotectlon.
M   cm*  ln   Vancouver in 1SS7. in the
tays in 1898. ot steveston In 1961
.lalmo    in    1889   and   aa*ain   ln   1911.
j«cs_~   instances  of leaser note.
^Whole  procedure la  one monstrous
eai>:    It    le   a   frame-up   aaalnet   hu-
"-     Is    a    frame-up   asalnat   free-
flf .   lt   ,      — _„ -_    	
,i» d proareaa. The * Nanalmo coal
™ operators know wry -well that
Qkers realise how -they are being
fl upon and eacploited, and that
jy protection and defence left for
i their union and themselves.
■■men •___-« goaded on and treated
i :han dogs and are, consequently,
1st hy llleoral actions. .
do that, the next move of
i   to pei
to   T_oml
.re-di
Ivers   is
persuade the at-
itreneral to a< opt repressive meae-
. d call out tli e soldiers, -which la
Lliahed with MtUc or no bother. .
uhere Is -where t_*_. soVemmsnt
i tho mailed-flat avtrosry time tn fa-
aBheap coolie labor like they have
%n_r Kong. Every time tbe people
B exasperated and turn loose, the
Wl power at "Victoria rally to the
at  of   the   -ftdTonarola.
h lo and behold, the local daily
ntjro-Hke, print Inaplred rot that
%ler will go to Ottawa to confer
dother premier on the large .Influx
,atals Into the province,
.political buncombe ha« been re-
regularly   through   the press since
tl mo McBride will see Borden,
al. about what can be done to
o   Japs  and  Chinks In without the
e-ising   -up.
m   all,   and   if the politicians really
_    to      do     away     with  ".Asiatic    and
•"oab     labor    they    could    do   it   In
four hours.      They know all about
,_*»     Bast     knows    as    much    as   the
bout     It,    but    the    greed   of   gold.
1 ii—CsVod of plutocracy, won't have
lifferen t.
vi - Q. ».
y Oamp Xife at Anyoa.
,-r 13. O. Federatlonist: A copy of
'iper of July 25th bas been re-'
%t our church reading room at
it On- the first paare I notice you
[_•■--asm a. column of news to your
Tl a-o th'e situation of camp life
■"dltlons   at   Anyox,   B.   C.
sume after reeding the article.
> |a    ha.-vo   received   much   of  the  ln-
>t_ from       unreliable      quarters.
r*» my purpose of answering It is
tto   Into   details  In  describing camp
in pointing out -what is right or
.,,«_ tho article, only that which
" to myself and work here, and
l k-ve   anything      that     may     affect
or    them   to   answer.
* la no doubt but those who told
a_tt the situation wished to paint
) lcK a-s possible through the col-
fi the press, and ln the height of
.ration exclaimed: "A church
B.«»d hy the company/' which Is
■imore than a black lie. At pres-
tts la no church building, but ser-
,,o being held In a- tent that is
JV the company. In no -way is
Boh maintained by the company.
j,iich      a-    statement    as    that    one
& capt to think the church -was a
affair; the missionary a rom-
'"am* -wbose salary and support
,r»rra the company, and could say
.thing but what the company dl-
-Drm to do- The only church that
lestatlonary work here at present
l-esbyterlan church, and the mls-
Js supported by the people and
"byterian Home Mission Board.
'Cf managers of six has been ap-
£>ome time ago by the congrega-
b    cat    present   they   are   in   posses-
l__.ris    of   a.  church,  which  will  be
"I      maintained    by    the    people   of
Ununlty.
ov    doar   editor,    that   you  will  find
~ious     place    in    your   paper   for
"er,      and      thanking    you    In    ad-
i -   publishing  it.  Z am,
ui     Respectfully   yours.
Ri N-    J>.    PATTERSON,
' Proabyterlan  Missionary.
lAUR.    15.    1813. —
)r that is expected to be a big
,t,treat -will come to the Orpheum
_c, bringing as a headliner John
J a. well-known legitimate actor,
lte     Shelby's    Chicken   Dinner,"   a
re especially attractive for the
. -a -will be "Sammy Watson's
H," xvherein will be found roos-
»£• geese, a little pink ping and
donkey, all of a high order of
r:e and trained to droll antics.
Co F*rane brothers, head-to-head
i. and acrobats. contribute a
rlm a.ct to the next show.
"iter of an unusual sort -will be
liiarles Qlbbs, -who -will make his
(Ipearance     In     this    city    at    the
* next -week. lie Imitates all
J,an 1 meals, blrds and sounds, and
9_» be unusually clever ln his
or pictures will be shown by the
, zopo and the orchestra -will be
yja,    number   of   popular   numbers.
Vldence, R. I., Wins Out.
e| w^hlrlwlnd campaign, which
tHe cost about $4,500, the Cal-
|(os lost out on the 1914 con-
, pf the International Typo*
e, TJnlofi. to Providence, R. I.,
fflrrow   margin  of 14 votes.
If    Railway     UritiHli     Columbia
fhe same type of vessel that
a, lakes and rivers, designed
.{of making landings at any
1*     I>ry     Dock    Co.    at    Fort    Ar-
E-aTty't-     own     yards    at    Nelson,
T ii e    -vessel    is   202   feet   long
<t f*.     havinR    sleeping   accammo-
■ttias luxuries of the modern
hc«->m modotlon of meals and
[pen Nelson        and       Kootenay
B     traJna.       *X*h'e   picture   shown
* to    Kaalo.       Tbe   Indian   name
After Holidays Ale WtM
You will undoubtedly ask yourself the question,
Where Can I Get Seme Practical Ednarttn whfci
will be of actual value to me in Dollars and Cents?
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AUTUMN TERM OPENS SEPT. 1st
THE MUSICIANS UNION
wish to announce that Mr. Franklin and members ol his orchestra
are not members of the Musicians
Union. When engaging music for
your next dance or social, make
sure that your Orchestra is com-
posed of UNION musicians.
r« loll Informatton nam Musicians' Union
"   "   640 lob
Sty. 7113.
'lobaon Street
your SUMMER suit
Should be Tailor-made and made by Union Tailors. Fine stock to select free
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Const Hoaei sad Dnaaaa Stossb
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8HOE8 FOR SERVICE
8HOES FOR DRESS
UNION SHOES FOR COMFORT
FOR    EVERY    REQUIREMENT
We've picked winners in Men's Fall Shoes. We're at ihe service
of every man who desirea the best shoes his money oan buy.
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Opposite the City Hsl
WORKERS UNION/
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fjcroiy
Named Shoe* Are rrequentlj'
Made in Non-Union Factories
DO NOT BUY ANY SHOE
no matter wbat its name, unless tt beats a
plain and readable Impression of this Stamp.
All shoes without the Union Stamp are
always Non-Union.
Boot tt Shoo WorKera' Union
246 Summer Street, Boston, Mass.
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Get Your Money's Worth
, rv.^
mjMs
prIsIdentI
II _\9__l\ SUSPENDERS!
B   ^*^ -   H
"Work with the President and
the President works with you"
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Ask for "Beer
Say "CASCADE,
please," and see that
you get it. Your dealer has no object in
switching you off to
some other brand,
unless he wants to
make more profit.
You know that CASCADE is better and
purer. Insist on getting it.
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SUMMER
RACE
MEETING
Seven
High-Class
Races
Daily
TRAINS LEAVE
GRANVILLE ST.
STATION
12:30,1,1:30,2 p.m.
Hotel Driard
MASS MEETINO HELD
PROTESTING AGAINST
USE OP MILITIAMEN
Victoria Unionists, In Monster
Gathering, Make Speeches
and Pass Resolutions.
VICTORIA, Aug. 2o.-One of the meat
successful public meetings that haa ever
heen held ln this city took place Sunday evening In the Empress theatre, j
SSIEL""**11? S** c*"<id *y the resident1
■lVP-_f_V_T0{ fi»--g
i-Saatt' J?lv-V* £C0UP|-d the chair, sup-
.The feature of the meeting was the
address of Thos. Doherty, of LaoVsmluJ
X*2/W"»t?d *heu strikers and give a
moat . interesting chronological account
■J9F £p ^elr organisation, frpm the days
_i5Sn £"• -Dunsmuir ruled the Island
alone down to the present hour. The
■»_« exoiUng incidents of the previous
week were vividly portrayed and tha
people of the CapltaTcity we«, for thai
first time, enabled to learn the facts of
the case. Bro. Doherty, although dta-
SSmJ6' V*y *fle?.t t0.r Pl-«orm work,
ha« the closest attention from the au^
dlence for three-quarters of an hour,
and received frequent applause during
ma speech.
»«$? ft" fon?w«a °y A- Watchman, who
read the resolution appreclatlnjfthe action of the crew of the S.S. Patricia,
which had been handed to the platform
rrom the audience.
Putting the question at once, it wu
unanimously   carried   amid • great   ap<
F. Perriott, president of the Trades and
Labor Council, and O. Turner were the
next speakers, while Parker Williams,!
M.L.A., who came to the city at'the
special request of a number of the citizen _f Ladysmlth, who are Interested In
the events now developing ln the coal
fields and particularly In .the arrest of
J, J. Naylor, closed one of the best two-
hour discussions that a Victoria audience ever listened to.
In one of his most emphatic and Incisive speeches, Bro. Williams pointed
out, In unassailable logic, how the government was directly responsible for the
unrest and breaches of the peace that
have taken place in connection with the
coal strike.
The appended resolution was adopted
without a dissenting vote, the audience
remaining till the last, while hundreds
were turned away:
"Whereas a strike has existed ln th'e
coal fields oh Vancouver Island for the
past several months, and Is still in progress, with much hardship and privation
to the strikers and their families:
; "And wh'ereas the striking minors
have throughout the Island obeyed law
and preserved the peace of the communities In an exemplary manner during the whole period of the said strike:
"And whereas certain disturbances to
the peace have recently occurred within
the strike area as the results of provocations by strike-breakers:
"And whereas, the authorities have,
thought fit to reject the offer of the
striking; miners to restore and preserve
the peace, end have instead sent armed
force into the strike none;
"And whereas the workers have learned through bitter experience that armed
Intervention in labor disputes at other
times and places operates as a partisan
act, In favor of the employers, engendering muoh Ill-feeling and distrust.
"Therefore be it resolved that this
mass meeting Is of the opinion that
tranquility would have been restored
sooner In the disturbed area by the
strikers and other citizens of the communities affected, and therefore emphatically protest against the use of the
militia by the Government ln the present coal strike, and demands the immediate withdrawal of the forces now stationed at the different points In the mining area; and that the Government Institute a full and impartial inquiry Into
the causes and progress of the recent
disturbances: /?;..■.       i
"And be It further resolved that In the
opinion of this meeting organized labor
in this province should take steps at an
early date, to form plans for a general
strike of limited duration throughout the
province as a* protest against the' use
of armed force ln Industrial disputes:
slso thst copy of this resolution be forwarded to the B. C. Federation of. Labor
and Dominion and Provincial Governments."
. "Resolved that we, the members and
'representatives of the class-conscious
labor bodies of this city, ln mass meeting assembled, wish to express, our
warmest admiration and stneerest thanks
to those members. of the crew of the
C. P. R. steamer FrlncesB Patricia,
who refused to be party to the transportation of the militia from Vancouver
to Nanalmo on the night of August 14th,
for th'e purpose of aiding ln the breaking of a strike, and we commend their
manly action to the attention of All
labor organisations throughout the province of British Columbia." - _._
•tha Arrest of Taylor.
The statement published on Sunday
morning, giving an account of the arrest
and Imprisonment, at Russell's Station,
on the previous evening, of J, J. Taylor,
of Ladysmlth, vice-president of District
28, -U. M. W. of A., and a vice-president
of the B. C. Federation of Labor.
Bro. Taylor has always taken a prominent part In struggle of the workers'
and has earned for himself the esteem
and confidence of his fellowmen. The
news of his arrest created a feeling of
surprise and disgust among union men
In' Victoria, and Immediate steps .were
taken by officers of the Trades and Labor Council, and the Federation, with a
view to having him released; but on
consulting the magistrate, and a lawyer,
It was found that nothing could be done,
as he was arrested on a warrant Issued
In Nanaimo. „ ' "   =      ...
Taylor and Doherty left Ladysmlth
Saturday In response to a wire from
Pres. Slverti, urging one or both to attend this mass meeting on Sunday even-
A decoy telegram was sent to the
train, to Taylor, directing him to leave
the train at RuBaell Station, In the western suburbs of Victoria.
As soon as the train slowed down and
Taylor stepped out, he walked Into the
arms Of two city detectives.
Indignation over the action of the
government In connection with the strike
Is  very   manifest  among   the working
PCA,,n,oCth0e,rtil,eeeCt& In the Victoria the.-
tro, is being talked ahout
I don't believe In capital punishment,
Hlnnissy, but 'twill never be abolished
while th' people ln"te It so much.—Mr.
Dooley.
A JEWEL
AT THE PRICE
Do not make the mistake o(
purchasing a Piano until you
have at leBst called at our storo
and convinced yourself that there
Is  a  better  Piano  than   the
Kohler & Campbell
For tbe past ten yeara we have
heen trying different makes that
have been recommended to us,
but could not find a slng'e line
that would even compare favorably with the Kohler ft Campbell Pianos.
Our prices for new Instruments
are from |2>5,00 upwards, on
terms.
Sole representatives of Stelnway,
Nordlieltner, Mnwon & . Hamlin,
Brlnsnfead, Autoplano and Kohler
A Campbell Pimm:,.
The Kent Pjano
COMPANY, UMITEb
Successors to
M. W, WAITT ft 00.
558 Granville St,
MIBRKPRESEMTATION
AND MILITIA HAS ONLY
SOLIDIFIED MINERS
Coarse Work of Government Hu
Revealed Real Purpoie of
Mine Ownen.
NANAIMO, V. I., Au». 21.—For the
last week throuahout the length and
breadth of "our" glorious empire, which,
by the way, la. also "our heritage" from
a heroic biatorlo past, haa gone 'forth
from the hired press of -capitalism
shrieks of anarchy, riotous disorder,
reign of terror, etc., and mob law, with
all its. attendant horrors of bloodshed
and arson, haa been vividly pictured by
"paid and fertile Imagination" for the
one set. purpose,, and that la to imbue
the minaa of rail law-abiding citlsens
with tha idea, that ln the ooal region ln
and around Nanalmo such a condition of
affairs-exists aa can be best expressed
in the .three words, "Hell let loose,*'.
To cope with' the ominous situation,
supposed to be prevailing ln Nanalmo,
Csar Bowser aet flooded tht district
with soldiers, mllltla and plainclothes
gunmen.
What local authority demanded that
such interesting gentlemen should' be
sent here, ln order that they may be
held In readiness to shoot and bayonet
the miners Into a state of subjection, Is
an unsolved mystery and none seem to
be willing to - shoulder the responsibility.
It ts a well known fact that the coal
barons on Vancouver Island Ignore the
laws of thla province, dealing with' the
working of .the mines: that the looal
authorities have done their level best to
browbeat the striking minera; that they
have endeavored, with every'means in
their power, to carry to a successful
conclusion the system of scabbing
which had prevailed In Cumberland, Ex-
tension and South Wellington,
• When the miners appealed to the Dominion or Provincial government they
were either Ignored or put off by the
inane platitudes from a McBride or a
Crothers. And to add the bitterness of
gall to the lot of the revolting miners
the. caricature of manhood responsible
for the "Islander" and the Dally Herald
continued-dally and weekly to spew out
a tirade of abuse against the elected
representatives of the men, and their
International organisation, the V. M. w.
of A.
The campaign of abuse, mlsrepresen
tatlons and distortion of .facts dealing
with various phases of the strike had
for-Its sole object the causing of dls-
sentton among .the men,, for the.purpose
of breaking the etrlke, and defeating the
men ln their noble struggle for better
conditions and the right to' live as intelligent human beings aspire to live.
All the methods.of the operators and
their hirelings to coerce the miners Into
going back to work, under old conditions, has had the opposite effect from
that intended.
Vanooam ■xhlMUon Association.
Editor B. C. Federationist: ^An article In the columns of your paper of
SSfiSL 1,th regarding the Vancouver
Exhibition contains some misstatement
£_*%_.'!!_ "*£" '», Place the Vancou.
ver Exhibition Association In the position of being unfriendly to labor, and
for that reason deserves nome comment,
which we trust you will be able to give
the. same publicity to as the article in
question.
At a meeting of the Progress Club a
month ago, two members of our Parades
Committee asked the endorsement of the
meeting Hr. McVety and Mr. Wllklhson
two delegates from the rades and Labor
Council, stated positively that the
Tradea and Labor Council would have
nothing to-do with our parade.
Manager Rolston did not refer ln his
offloa or In any other place disparagingly
of the Trades snd Labor Council, but
.J! referTS* to them In the highest possible terms as. for Instance, In his deal-
>n't with the Teamsters' union. But
what he did say In Mb own offlce ahout
the two delegates to the Progress Club
meeting was that .they acted like makes
In the grass, when they persisted In
repeating statements to Whloh they both
had a satisfactory explanation by Alderman Crowe, npd other members of
the Exhibition Works Committee.
In referring to the fact of the Exhibition Association giving to. what you
choose- to term "foreign'* contractors we
would, like to call-your attention to the
feet that the following are the "foreign"
contractors tn whom work was let this
vear on th'e Exhibition grounds: Gibson
* McKs-v, Leadidgham A Cooper, Mc-
ITensle, Broadfoot A Johnson. Wm. Mfc-
t»ee. 3. I,. Lund, and A. V. Alder, all of
whom have lived tn this- olty for at
least two years. The Exhibition Association has always stipulated In all Its
contractu that a fair'wage clause be Inserted In all Its contracts and that the.
vnlng rate of wages tn every Instance
be paid. All the contracts let were Identical tn every particular with that made
In other civic departments spending olty
funds.
Aug. 2», 1913.   ;■    H. 8. ROLSTON.
The. foregoing waa. shown to Messm.
McVety and Wllklnaon, the delegates In
question.
"It Is refreshing," eald Mr. McVety to
The Fed., "to see Mr, Rolston expressing such tender .solicitude' for labor In
general and the Tradea'and Labor Coun-'
ell In particular. -      ' -*■- .
"He says He did not apeak disparagingly of the Trades, and Labor Council,
but referred to them In the. highest
possible terms, but he admita .in the
same paragraph fh'at he did, refer to
the vice-president and secretary, delegates from the Council, aa "snakes In
the grass,' which may be the 'highest
nosslble terms' Mr,' Rolston refers to, or
le capable of ualng, .
"The report to which Mr. Rolston
takes such serious objection. Is based on
what occurred at the July meeting of
the Progress club, where ex-Alderman
Enrlght asked the endorsatlon and assistance of that body for a parade to
be organised for Labor Day by the Exhibition Association. The chairman of
the meeting asked, "What la the Trades
and Labor Council going to dor Mr.
Wilkinson replied: 'The Council Is not
likely to hold a parade, and In any case
Is not very enthusiastic ahout having
anything to do with a parade organised
by the Exhibition Association.' This
reply cauBed a further Inquiry aa to
cause, which waa answered by a detailed explanation of the attitude of
Mr. Rolston towards organised labor In
connection with the erecting of the new
buildings' on the grounds and tht repairs of (hose already erected.
"It waa explained that then was only
two or three union men on the entire
work; that the wages had been reduced
2B to 50 cents per day; the hours lengthened to ( and 10 per days working Saturday afternoons, and a general violation of the trade rules of the various
building trade organisations, . whloh
made it Impossible for union men to
work, resulting In the contractors giving the employment to men Imported
from other places. These statements
were substantiated before the works
committee of the association, Alderman
Crowe expressing himself aa very muoh
dlssatlfled with' the way In which the
contracts were violated and Instructing
the manager, Mr. Rolston, to see that
a change waa made Immediately.
"While on the grounds, Mr. Barr, the
superintendent, waa asked how many
carpenters he had working In his department: his reply being twelve, and
hla attitude to the union was that he
did ot care whether a man belonged or
not It waa signlflcant, however, that
he knew that not a single member of Ms
crew belonged to the carpenters' unions,
and he agreed It waa a peculiar coincidence that he should have all non-union
men and know that they were all nonunion, If he did not oan whether they
wre members or not. "
"Just how well Mr. Rolston carried
out the Instructions of the Works committee regarding worn on Saturday afternoons and holidays Is shown by the
fact that men worked on oome of the
buildings on July tat and a number of
Saturday afternoons since," continued
Mr. McVety, "and then la a well denned suspicion that the trouble is not
with the Exhibition Board, but with
Manager Rolston and the yarns he spins
to the Beard at Its ngular meetings.
"As far aa 'fair wage clauses' at*
concerned, they amount to little or less,
unless there Is a determined effort made
by the management to enforce them, and
Mr. Rolston, to say the most t» per-
talnly for from enthusiastic about their
enforcement.
"If hla grievance against the delegates Is so serious, he had .every opportunity to ventilate It at the August
meeting of the Progress Club, when both
wen present and where a fair discussion could have been had as to whether
men who say what they have to say In
the proper place Is more of a 'snao tn
the grass' than a man who maes such
references to strangers In the ahsence
of the men referred to."
MEN PINED ON SWORN
EVIDENCE OP BOWSER'S
THUGS AND GUNMEN
•Tailed First and Seat Up, Then
Tried on All Sorts*  of
Phony Charges.
CUMBERLAND, V. I., Aug. H.—Laat
week waa a .very tlpie for the police
magistrate ln . Cumberland, 'trying
charges against union men, concocted by
Bowser's thugs. Before proceeding with
the oaaes he gave a short address, telling us he was only doing hla duty and
making everybody happy ln the belief
that they were going to get "Justice."
In faot hts speech waa enough to melt
a snowball,
The nrat case tried was for resisting
arrest, supposedly, The evidence, given
by the thugs, waa of such a-nature aa.
would be nut In a waste paper basket
-In Siberia. The evidence produced by
the defendant would aquit him ln any
court of justice, but nevertheless the
magistrate had to do hla "duty" and
lined him" IB0 and coats. The thugs
ewcre they were .roughly handled, but
nevertheless could Identify everyone
that waa there, about 500, and aome
that were not there they swore positively were present
The next case was that of the-looal
president of the union. He waa charged
with being with three others, standing
on the atreet a ficticious charge; yet
the thugs knew every one on the street,
but did not know th'e other three.
Nevertheless he waa indicted to the
assises and transported to Nanalmo
jail, In the middle of the night The
only obvious reason for his Indictment
was for belonging to a labor union and
helping to make this old world of ours
a better one than he found It.
Three more cases went through the
same routine. The thugs not being
Batlsfled with their performance ln these
cases had to arrest one of the union
men on the street When inquiries wen
made we were told that he waa arrested
for vagrancy, being on the stnet at
1:80 ln the morning, coming .from a
dance. We made Inquiries what time
the trial would be, We were told the
time and lt would be a closed court
Three or four of our men got permission to attend, but when the man waa
taken from the cell he was beyond
recognition; having been badly beaten
by the Jailer with a bunch' of keys. The
charge ot vagrancy waa dismissed, and
a charge of assault Jut against- him..
This man had no marks on Mm when
arrested. However, the case is ad-
Jurned until we can precure legal "assistance. . The only reason we oan see
for this man's arrest was that he was
a Russian and Instrumental ln getting a
number of his countryman to quit work.
Some of us understand the kind ot
BrltlBh Justice to expect in a strike. To
others lt is new to them, but they an
feeling the effects and an straightening up their knees and using their brains
in conformity with their economic condition.
Bowser haa -some worthy subjects
here that he can pnsent with the
medals that the Indiana ln the Llllooet
district refused.
Newsboy*' Union.
As a result of the newsboys' strike
against the New-Advertiser about,
100 of the boys have organised a
union. They bave applied to the A.
F. of L. tor a charter and will meet
regularly hereafter ln the Labor
Temple, Del Lambert has been
elected provisional president, while
Harry Miller Will act as secretary.
The new union will also apply for
affiliation with the Trades and labor
Council.
Org. Heatherton In Vancouver,
Oeorge Heatherton, A. F. of L. general organiser, working In the Interests ot tbe International Union of
Shingle Weavers, Sawnflll "Workere
and Woodsmen, arrived ln Vancouver
on Wednesday. Org. Heatherton,' who
has spent the lsst live months In the
territory to the south, paid a visit
to New Westmlntser yesterday, where
there is already a local union, and
will return again to Vancouver tomorrow. The- ofi Loggers' Union,
which Mr. Heatherton organised here
some months ago.'wlll be reorganised
and a charter secured from the new
International, of which he ia now the
provincial representative. The union
Is Industrial lh nature and lta Jurisdiction will be broad enough to' Include
all men engaged ln of about the. lumber Industry.
Labor Day Phons Exchange.
The Labor Temple Co, directorate
baa completed arrangements for the
Installation ot a telephone exchange.
It should be ln action by the end or the
week. It wtll prove of Inestimable
value to the business agents ln Labor
Temple and tbe unionists they represent
Is the Sun getting ready to make
a flop? Listen: "The baste fact, however ia clear that tbls strike originated
In the neglect, criminal neglect, we
should say, of the1 provincial government tn (ailing to support men who
did their duty by their fellows In re-
Sortlng dangeroua conditions In car-
iln mines."
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Transacted
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THE strike is still on at tha
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All working men urged to stay
away until this strike Is settled.
Obdbb Ymir Minebs' Union
Keep in mind W, D. IVANS
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the best buys to be found ln the
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In ord«r to provld* for initruotlvo md oirjoyablt trips it ratoi
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TAVOOVTBB TO OBXttXWAOX,
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Thli trip takes In the delightful run through the South Fraser
valley.
Four trains each way dally.
By leaving the Carrall St. depot
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ILLUSTRATED FOLDERS DE8CRIMNO THESE TRIPS MAY
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SEYMOUR 60(H),
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