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The British Columbia Federationist Aug 15, 1913

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a«»   iter  dally
"Ist future we ar* prepared te
protect oursslvs*." Thia la tha
dacialon the striking mlnara of
Vancouver Island hava baan fin-
silly compellad to tak*. Aaaaisltad
Jay atrilca-brealcers; no police pro-
tactien for any but scabs; driven
to daaperatlon by tha reckless at-
tttuda of govsrnmsnt officials, who
deem it thslr boonnn duty to
loose aftor th* intaraata of the eoal
mln* owner* alone; Beaded to re-
•■ntment by the taunte of "specials.*" provided by the govem-
ment; viawlng the laws of tha
country being violated by the coal
barons; misrepresented by tha
Daily Herald daily; having Orientals, nass-oies and scabs of other
varieties marched Into mlnea undo*- their noaea, contrary to all the
laws of ttmamnoyt non-enforcement
of the Coal Mi nee Regulation Aet;
seeing their Homes, representing.
the yeara the minora have bean
saving and scraping along to build
and furnish, about to become the
domiciles .of Orientals, while they
are to be driven off the map; having tried every method known to
secure a hearing from the mine
owners, with nothing but brazen
ineult in return; having viewed
the failure of both federal and
provincial governments to Intercede; theee and other circumstance* have caueed the determined and united miner* to recent
somewhat forcibly the attempt of
tho eoal companies to make ready
for the wholesale Introduction of
Orientals Into the mines formerly
operated by them.
USE lit
ss   "S-»I>
Some of the Seaforth Highlanders,
-while imbibing a. little "Scotch" coup
aee before leaving laat night for the
scene of "war," were foolish enough
to brae about -what the "Black Watch"
had done, and -wbat the Seaforths
were going to do in Nanaimo. Several,
as a result of finding "takers," received black eyes and other Injuries that
necessitated a return to their homes.
The Fed. suggests that the entire
turnout of kids and kilties be now dispatched to Chilllwack to pick hops.
Cheapest kind of labor.
Why of course the. militia has been
called out. That's what the mine
owners started the trouble for. All's
well!       Now bring on the Chinamen.
"When the scab-herders got to the
boat laat night tbe spectacle was too
much for some of the Patricia's crew.
They   quit  on  the  spot.
J. Songhees Matson's poor old
Snews-Ad. was unable to get out any
Nanaimo strike "extras" yesterday.
The wee newsboys still refuse to
touch   It,   let alone  sell it.
Meantime the peaceable miners of
Nanaimo are looking on and smiling
at the ridiculous antics the bosses are
putting their $5-a-month flunkies
through.      It  Is  sure some show.
Nobody seems to know who sent for
the militia. But there Is no question
about who gleefully sent them along
post-haste. It will cost Bowser his political   life ln  this province.
Is the persistent report that both
Premier McBride and Attorney-General Bowser are heavily interested ln
the Mackenzie & Mann coal mine
properties at Cumberland founded on
"Nothing to arbitrate" say the coal
barons of "Vancouver Island. "Send
the militia." shrieks the daily press.
"My government stands for a white
13. ~." quoth McBride. "We are pre-
pared to protect ourselves" answers
the   miners.
If there is a union In Vancouver
-which Is harboring a member of the
militia It should at once take steps to
expel him. Such contemptible tools of
the big corporations are not fit to live
in decent society, let alone union circles.      Out with  them!
Says this morning's Sun: Col. Ed-
wards-Leckle, of the Seventy-second,
and ~Maj. Hulme. of the Sixth, urged
-the militiamen to do their duty and to
obey their commands, and tbe fact was
referred to that many of them were
seeing  active service for the flrst time.
Later developments will probably
determine how much damage has
been done by union miners and how
much more has been the result of
detectives. placed there to "start
something" by the mine owners, in
order that plenty of police may be on
the ground to protect Orientals going
to work aa soon as plans are completed.
Now comes a contest between the
Liberal and Conservative dally press
as to which can most loudly call for
the suppression of tbe "mob" at Nanaimo. But not a word, of course, as
to tbe causes which have !• rt up to
the place where the strikers bave been
compelled to protect themselves, their
wives, their families and their homes
from a pack of Bowser's conscienceless "specials" and tbe scum of the
earth which has been garnered by the
mine owners from every quarter of
the   globe  to scab on tbe miners.
John M. O'Neill to Speak at Cobalt.
John M. O'Neill, editor of the Miners' Magazine, published by the Western "Federation of Miners at Denver,
Colo., will be the I^abor Day speaker
at the Labor Day celebration In Cobalt,   Ont.
Oban Mai
ltt* to-1-hdtT Aa-ss-U-Me.
BPUjnw ro>wai imriM
Troopa Being Haatilj Aaaatnblad to
- Make Waamj for _toaa-» of
Orien*t^a—D«inafa So far Committed b-r Scabs and Deteetirea
—-BOnera BeAued Polioo Pro-
taction, Protect Thanuelvea.
On Wedneaday Acting Premier Bowser intimated, the course whieh would
have to be taken In the etrlke none to
secure the militia. The tip waa hastily
taken and yesterday morning some
400 militiamen embarked on the 8J.
Alice at Victoria for Nanalmo, from
where they will be distributed aa h>
qulrements seem to the mine own** .
to- demand. Among the "»|M"»iiitnt
were quite a few young boys that
should be at home with their —pman
while, more's the shame, about forty
ot tbe paid man-killers were ualoa
men—or rather members of unions.
Ample ammunition waa served to the
government strike-breakera before they
disembarked, with orders "not to shoot
until ordered to," This will the better
enable the coal companies to give the
Laat evening a batch of uniformed
kilties numbering round ISO waa despatched by special steamer from Vancouver to awell the "military display"
in the strike none. And It la expected
that the shrieking mine officials wm
demand their executive committee to
keep on sending over troops until It
will be perfectly safe to eerry out
their dastardly attempt to Import Orientals to work in the struck mines.
If the present conflict on Vanoouver
Island results ln bloodshed the responsibility lies with ths government
Bowser's irresponsible specials have
permitted the scabs, Chinks, plug-
uglies and company detectives to do
as thsy dam well please, while the
union pickets have been harraaeed and
maltreated aa criminals under the
slightest pretext. The miners and ,
their wlvea snd famlllee have, asked
-the government for Intervention.
They are to receive bullets as the
Tins coal* barons kraaealy asou*
the citlsens of B. C. that "there Is no-
thing to arbitrate."
Acting Premier Bowser, Instead of
stepping ln and demanding that the
people who need coal shall have It, evea
If lt mesn the government stepping In
snd operating the mines, haa joined
forces wltb the Shylocks snd union-
haters and boasts that he will aee to
lt that the strikers are kept la complete subjection.
The miners are, after all, human,
and there la a limit to what they will
put up with. Even death might be
preferable to aome of the Insulting
molestations of women and homes by
pimps of capitalism.
If the mine owners want peace let
them, along with tbelr government,
keep their handa off the miners until
there Is at least some Justification for
There was no trouble up to the time
the. mine owners Introduced government police, mounted and otherwise.
There will be none If the government will remain neutral.
By Jack London.
Young men: The loweat aim In your
life Is to become a soldier. The good
soldier never tries to distinguish right
from wrong. He never thinks, never reasons; he only obeye. If he le ordered
to fire down a crowded atreet when
the poor are clamoring for bread, he
obeys, and aeea the gray hairs of age
stained with red and the life tide
gushing from the breasts of women,
feeling neither remorse nor sympathy.
If he is ordered off as a firing squad
to execute a hero or benefactor, he
fires without hesitation, though bs
knows the bullets will pierce the
noblest heart that ever beat In a human breast..
A good soldier is a blind, heartless,
soulless, murderous machine. He Is
not a man. He Is not a brute, for
brutes only kill In self defense. All
that Is human In him, all that la divine In him, all that constitutes ths
man, has been sworn away when he
took the enlistment roll. His mind,
his conscience, aye, his very soul, sre
In the keeping of hie officer.
No man can fall lower than a soldier—It la a depth beneath which we
cannot go. Keep the boys out ot ths
army.   It la hell.
Zurich, Switzerland, Aug.
13.—August Ferdinand Bebel,
the German Socialist leader,
died here today, aged 73.
August Bebel was probably the best known of the modern socialist lesders. He
Joined the German labor
movement In 1862 and continued to struggle for the
working classes until his
He was a member of the Imperial parliament almoat con-
tlnuously from lta formation
ln 1871. Not long after the
flrst aeselon he was sentenced to two yesrs' Imprisonment for high treason and to
another nine months for less
majeste. Paralysis of the
heart caused death.
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The Empire is ln danger. Miners
refuse, to work in the American-owned
mines st Nsnalmo, thus threatening
the prestige of the British flag, In the
coal markets.
Further thsn this, some of the miners, having bee.n stung to desperation
by tbe Insults dally heaped upon them
by the editorial and other lackeys of
the said American owners, have undertaken to beat up a few scabs and scab-
herding special police; much to the
great surprise of the latter, who are
accustomed to having it sll the other
All of which Is very bad for the Empire and requires fixing. Who is to
Hx tt? Why, who but the ever-ready
friends of honest patriotism, the will-
lnfl brothers of sll who oppose "outside interference," —the slant-eyed
non-citizens from the Celestial Empire.
The Western Fuel Company does not
like Interference ln its affairs, (especially from government officials) so
it csn open its mines with Chinamen
if lt wishes. Provided it can connect
the Chinamen with the mines. It
tully expects ln this difficulty to have
the protection of our good government
whloh doesn't like anything foreign
except foreign money.
Everything Is expected to go off
quietly, Nanaimo miners being noted
for quietly allowing themselves to be
flattened out, and ln a short time the
mines will doubtless be discharging
their full quota of coal and dead Chinamen. This happy event will be duly
celebrated. Plans are rumored to be
under way for the production of a
gigantic special Imperial edition of the
Daily Herald, printed in Chinese In
honor of Its saviours.
A magnificent picture, lt Is said, Is
being prepared for this number, showing the Western Fuel Company, disguised ss a burglar escaping to Canada with a hag full of United States
revenue. Mr. Matson, depicted as the
Conservative press, stands with out
stretched arms welcoming the fugitive.
In the background an honest miner
with s yellow skin showing through
tbe coal dust and oblique eyes beam-
ing, stands haughtily waving a Canadian member of the U. M. W. ot A.
trom our fair Dominion,
The hundreds of Chinese now headed for Nanalmo have small suspicion
of the reception that awaits them.
the fact that brains and ability were
regarded as mere commodities to be
bought and: sold for sordid profit. Be
told how kings, princes, presidents,
politicians and preachers were so
many cogs ln the great machine that
did the bidding of Finance. This and
much more did he tell. He laid bare
the whole miserable game that the/
people might know.
"Now," thought he, "they know the
truth and will make a change. They
will throttle Finance and seize the
machinery of , reduction for themselves. vVoe betide the schemers khen
the people arise."
But he was mistaken. The workers
received him coldly. They said he
wss a grafter. Things were bad all
right but that could not be what was
the matter. He was unpatriotic and
couldn't possibly be right He was
against the flag and the Church and
should be hanged.
The newspapers made a great feature ot bim for a while, then proved
him a liar and allowed him to be forgotten. He learned that the masses
prefer to be lied to, they do not wsnt
the truth,
"So," said the men to himself, "they
appear to like It. They wish to be
fooled, robbed and murdered. The
game suits them, so we might as well
play It. The people have spoken snd
their will Is law."
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When berries are plentiful and fish
abound ln the streams, the black bear
is fat and happy. When deer are numerous, the cougar congratulates himself upon being well-to-do. The deer,
on his part, Is ln comfortsble circumstances If he happens across a profusion of delectable vegetation. These
animals are unable to stimulate tbe
production of their varieties of food,
and must perforce depend upon things
ss they happen to be.
Their, to his own notion, Infinitely
wiser brother, Han, has besn able to
construct for himself Instruments
with which he increases his food supply far beyond even hla own imagination. He, bas discovered the energy
In the falling stream and the heat of
a lire,' and has seised it for his own
purposes. With mighty gases, fashioned to do his bidding, he thunders
his way through the bills and makes a
road for the transportation of his products.     <
Yet this powerful cresture ts not
happy, nor eieo well fed. Anxiety
rests always ln his eyes. Over what?
Mainly over food" And the strangest
of It Is that his misery Increases along
with bis food supply. When millions
of fish swarm tn the rivers, .when miles
of stalks bend with the weight of
ripening grain, and branches break,
unable to oarry the luscious fruit that
hangs upon them, then Man's voice Is
heard loud ln tbe land crying for food!
Because, when there is plenty there
are no markets and "things are cheap."
It does not pay to finance; money Is
not available; pay-rolls are curtailed;
a spell descends over the world, so
thst msn Is enjoined from seising hold
of his own products and satisfying his
own hunger. He Is the victim of a
savage superstition. He will not eat
unless the terrlblo dragon that he, ln
his childhood, hss been taught to reverence and fear, flrst hss Its flit.
The nsme of the dragon Is Finance.
It has three heads—Rent, Interest and
frollt, each of which Is Jealous of the
other, but sll thrse Jaws constantly
gspe for human sacrifices. This Is
what makes man actually suffer from
plenty, snd makes him, w,ch all his
wonderful tools, seem a puny thing
beside the creatures of the forest.
Irreverent persons have at times
gone to the length of questioning the
sincerity of our esteemed Premier's
fervent appeals for a "White B. C.
They have pointed to the presence of
thousands of Chinese, and to the encouragement given their employment
In the various industries of the prov
lnce by the government, as sufficient
evidence of this Insincerity.
It is with pleasure that The Federatlonist now notes thst Sir Richard
really Intends to live up to his remarks, and rid the province of Chinese
To find the concrete proof of the
government's fidelity to its platform
position, lt Is only necessary to observe Its attitude in connection with
the strike on Vancouver Islaind.
There, it is at some pains to herd
Chinese Into the mines es strikebreakers for the Canadian Collieries.
It hss msde ample provision for the
employment of Asiatics without the
usual formalities required of white
miners. These consisted of slight
efforts to ascertain that applicants for
employment were possessed of some
qualifications necessary for their efficiency In the mines, with a view to
the preservation of life and property.
Not being subjected to such annoyances, Chinamen aro now allowed to
enter the mines serene ,n their total
Ignorance, of what is about to transpire.
What better method thsn this could
be conceived for reducing the number
of Asiatics ln the Province? What
more could a benevolent government
do than allow the Instruments of Its
displeasure to blow themselves up at
their leisure?
The truly great are always much
maligned. Men ln high positions are
often cruelly criticised and misrepresented. Then the detractors suddenly
flnd themselves In the wrong, and are
abashed. Let the people salute Sir
Richard—he may be alright after all.
About tha. most ridiculous scheme
for securing revenue on record is the
methods employed by the municipality
of Burnaby. Special police are-busy
holding up school children, riding bicycles without lights and haling them
before the "court" along with the rest
of the "criminals" above school age.
It haa been suggested tbat the bylaw
regulating tralflc ln Burnaby should
also apply to perambulators. At present only drivers with a red nose have
any chance ot escaping punishment.
The present antiquated magistrate is
more than a Joke. He should be
placed In the government museum.
Very quietly, without any fuss or
noise, the British Premier announced
ln the House of Commons last week
that the, government would start upon
the reform of the House of Lords.
Five or six year sago the scream ot
agony which went up from that vicinity when the radicals laid unholy
hands upon the age-long, moth-eaten,
rickety old privilege system and antiquated methods of procedure, so dear
to the hearts of conservative old English gentlemen, with pot bellies snd
military coughs, thst people living In
New York might have thought all the
babies tn the old country were having their faces washed at one and the
same time! But time brings changes
very swiftly these days, and the
power behind the Liberal party of
Oroat Britain—the Labor snd Socialist
parties—are compelling the ministry
to get busy; end that Is why it has
removed the veto power from the
grasp of the House of Lords, and Is
about to remove the hereditary element, reduce the number of Its members, lessen Its authority, and make it
representative of all the political
parties ot the nation. We shsll yet
see representatives of Labor sitting ln
the sests of the mighty, even In con-
servatlve England—B. W. B„ in Labor
Pointers for B. C. Miners
Madrid, Spain, Aug.—The Spanish
Miners' Unloa recently held Its congress ln this city. The working-programme drawn up hy tbls congress
demsnded the eight hour day" for all
employes, a legal minimum wage,
provision for the aged and disabled,
abolition of night duty underground,
and, where that Is not possible, 50 per
cent, extra tor such work; compulsory
insurance, appointment of mine Inspectors, to be paid for out of the public funds and selected by the trade
unions; the extension of the miners'
protective laws for all who are engaged at coal mines, legal fixing of
pay day, hygehlo measures, abolition
of all Job work. It was also decided to
affiliate with the International Miners'
Federation.—A. F. of L. News-Letter.
Mschlnlsts' Unlverssl 8-Hour Osy
Wm. H. Johnstone, president of the
International Association of Machinists, announces that the Machinists
are "preparing for a momentous
struggle to secure the goal of our ambition, namely, a universal eight-hour
day, within the next year."
Winnipeg Congress Delegates
Dels. R. A. Rigg, 3. Wooding and
i. McOrath have been elected by
Winnipeg TradeB and Labor Council
to represent the central labor body at
the Trades and Labor Congress ot
Canada convention ln Montreal next
month. There were ten nominees for
the honor.
Expanse of Municipal Stupidity
Bro. Urry, of the Wage-Earner,
says lt has cost the city of Port
Arthur* 115,000 to "TRY to wipe out th'e
Streetrallway Employes' union" of the
Twin Cities. Though temporarily
postponed, the organisation is recover
Ing its old-time status snd wtll be
ready for the fray long before the next
municipal elections.
There was once a man who occupied
a high position among his fellowmen.
He met and took counsel wltb the
greatest of financiers, and hie word
hsd weight with them. Presidents and
kings gsve him eager audience and ln
the greatest political circles he was
recognized as a power.
But one day he grew tired and decided that he hsd had enough. He
communed with himself snd came to
the conclusion that he would go forth
snd tell the people the truth sbout
the doings ot tbe great
So forthwith he went abroad ln the
land and spake the truth with great
force. He told of how the common
workers were despised ss a miserable
rabble, fit only to be used for creating proflt. He spoke of how Finance
ruled the whole wide world. Of how
it made wars for the deluded workers
to fight. Of political Issues which
concerned only the financiers who
made them, but were cunningly designed to set the people Into opposite
camps, ready to fly at each other's
He laid particular emphas* upon
In most cases conditions compel men
to organise as a atter of self-preservation. , ^
It will he found an unjust and unwise Jealousy to deprive a man of his
natural liberty upon a supposition he
may abuse It—Cromwell.
The Hamilton Lahor News comes to
hand this week aB a special Centennial-Labor Day number, wltb 32 pages
of advertising thst ought to make Editor 8. L. Landers bsppy for several
Inasmuch es the Hon. Robert Rogers
Ib touted as somewhat o. a strike
fixer, The Federationist would suggest
thst he take up where Hon. T. W.
Crothers left off some weeks ago,
while visiting the cosst during the
coming week.
He's true to Ood who's true to man;
where ever wrong is done,
To the humblest  and  the  weekest,
'neath the all-beholding sun,
That wrong Ib also done to us, snd
they are slaves most base,
Whose love of right Is for themselves
and not for all the race,
The rumor that the 65 Chinese waiters who served the "Imperial" lunch
eoa at the Terminal City Club during
the week of the warship "New Zealand" festivities, st which most of the
local flag flapdoodlers were present
hsve made application to join Sir Richard's "White B. C." campaign com-
mittee, Is not credited ln well informed, circles. They are probably
working In tbe mines ot Vancouver
Island by this time,
The Idea of governing by force another man, who I believe to be my
equal ln the sight of Ood, is repugnant
to me, I do not want to do lt, I do
not want any one to govern me by any
kind of force. I am a reasoning being,
and I only need to be shown whst Is
best for me, when I will take thst
course or do that thing simply becsuse
It is best, snd so will you. I do not
believe that a soul was ever forced
toward anything except toward ruin.
Liberty for the few is not liberty.
Liberty for me and slsvery for you
means slavery for both.—Samuel M.
If governments sre to accept the
principle that the only limits to the
enforcement of the moral standard of
the majority are the narrow expediencies of esch special case, without
reference to any deep and comprehensive principle covering all the largest
considerations, why, then, the society
to which we ought to look with most
admiration end < envy is the Eastern
Empire during the ninth and tenth centuries, when the Byzantine system of
a thorough subordination of the spiritual power had fully consolidated itself.
—John Morley,
Preparatory to the Introduction of
Oriental labor in the mines at Nanaimo the coal barons have started
their flunky press out on a "mob rule"
scare-line campaign, with a view to
discrediting the striking miners and
beclouding their own actions. The
game Is not entirely new in B. C. or
elsewhere. The real purport of the
"riot" will be Introduced later by the
coal mine magnates who refuse the
miners the right to organize. Whether the premier of "A White B. C.'"wlll
personally conduct the Chinese to the
mines or not Is not stated. At any
rate there are Interesting times
Msss Meetings st Nsnslmo.
Rev. Mr. Woodsworth of Winnipeg,
Pres. Foster of District 28, U. M. W.
of A., and Org. Oeorge Pettigrew were
speakers at a mass-meeting of miners held on the historic waterfront of
the Black Diamond City last Sunday
ntternoon. The same evening another
meeting was addressed by Messrs. Irvine, Robertson, J. Place, M.P.P., and
Oeo, Pettigrew,
B. C, Resps the Whirlwind
Alfred Jones, who migrated from
England on the S. S, Philadelphia and
started scabbing in the mines at Cumberland on May 5, was the other day
convicted for theft from the person
and sentenced to three months' Imprisonment, He will he deported by
the federal authorities ss soon ss released. A fair sample, by the way, of
the material now working with Orientals and negroes st Cumberland In an
endeavor .to break the cosl miners'
Information is wanted of the whereabouts of Martin Trulson. Trulson Is
a miner by occupation, but Is now supposed to be following railroad construe
tlon work at the Coast.   Anyone knowinl
his present address will confer a ireel
favor by writing to A Shilland. Be
tary Miners' Union, Sandon, 3. C.
Paste ln your hat for reference..
Amalgamated Bociety Carpenters—Room
209; John A. Key; Tel. Seymour 2908
Bartenders—Room 208; Geo. W. Curnock;
Tel,  Sev.  1784.
B. C. Federatlonist—Room 217; R. F.
Pettlplece. ,
B. C. Federation of Labor—Room 208;
Victor B. Mldgley.
Brotherhood of Carpenters*—Room 304
and SOS; Oeo. W. Williams; Tel. Seymour 1880.
Bricklayers—Room 216: Wm. 6. Dagnall; Tel., Seymour 8799.
Bakers—Room 220; Tel. Seymour 8362.
Barbers—Room 208; C. ■ F. Burkhart;
Tel. Seymour 1778.
Hod Carriers, Builders and Common Laborers—Room 220; John Sully; Tel.
Seymour 2119.
Cooks, Walters, Waitresses—Room 208;
W. B. Walker: Tal. Seymour 9414.
Electrical Workers (outside)—Room
207; W. F. Dunn; Tel. Seymour 9186.
Electrical Workers (Inside)—Room 202;
F. L. Estlnghsusen, Seymour 2848.
Engineers (Steam)*—Room 216; Ed.
Prendergast; Tel. Sey. 8487.
Labor Temple Co.—Room 211; J. H.
McVety; Tel.  Seymour 6860.
Longshoremen's Association — Ofllce,
141 Alexander street; Tel. Seymour
Miners—Room 217; O. A. Rowan; Tel.
Seymour 6487.
Moving Picture Operators—a, R, Hamilton, Room 100. Loo Bldg, Tel. Sey.
1041.    -
Musicians — P. Howltt, 840 Robson
street; Seymour 7816.
Painters—Room-80S; W. J, Nagle; Tel.
Seymour 1880,
Plasterers—Joe Hampton; Tel. Seymour 1614,
Plumbers—Room * 818; Melvln Bngolf;
Tel. Seymour 3611.
Street Railway Employees—H. Schofleld;
phone Fairmont 988.
Trades and Labor Council—Room 210;
-J. W. Wilkinson; Tel, Sey. 3890.
Typographical—Rooms 212, 213, 214;
R. H. Neelands; Tel, Seymour 2329.
'Cards inserted for $1.00 a Month
Meets In annual convention In January. Executive o.,«cers, 1913-14: President, Christian Siverts; vloe-presldenta,
J. Kavansgh, J. Ferris, A. Watchman, O
A. Burnes, J. W. Oray, Jas. Cuthbertson,
J J. Taylor; sec-treas., V. R. Mldgley,
Box 1044. Vancouver.
Meets flrst and third Thursdays.
Executive board: H. C. Benson, presl*
dent: Jas. H. McVety, vice-president; J.
W. Wilkin ■on, general secretary, Room
210 Labor Temple; Jas. Campbell, treasurer; Miss Bub bane, statistician; V, R.
Mldgley, sergeant-at-arms: R. P. Petti-
flece, J. H. Bi " ""   "" ™
Wire Fly Screens
Buy now while you can get any slse you want   The hot weather
Is here and screens are selling rapidly.
14 inches   22  1-2 inches   85o
14 inches   28 1-2 Inches   85o
14 inches   83        Inches  -  30o
14 Inches   40 1-2 Inches   3B0
18 inches   88        Inches    3Bo
18 inches   36 1-2 Inches   35e
18 inches   40 1-2 Inches  -, 4So
22 Inches  , :..... 44  1-2 Inches ;. M_c
14 inches  60        Inches .-
—Fifth Floor.  -
Tou had better secure yours now. One or two lines are already
sold out, and a few days of line weather Is going to make a big hole
ln what we have now.
-  Remember we are selling all doors complete, with a good set of
hinges and other fittings at, each, 90c, 91.50, fl.M, «S,& and 98.76
P.S.—Don't forget to, measure your door as they come ln four different sixes.
Selling on fifty floor.
English Poultry Netting
Th* an**t quality s*lT*nl**a wire poultry aat—sj. OoCme* In
roll* of se yard*, at th* following pries*, wbloS ar. away below —»
n.nol.  W» e«sjot Mil In less than a fsu an a. fall wll IsggjBl
12 ln. wide.    Per roll
18 In. wide.
24 In. wide.
80 ln. wide.
86 ln. wide.
48 ln. wide.
60 ln. wide.
'12 ln. wide.
Per roll...J 1.86
Per roll...J IIS
Per roll.... S.35
Per roll...
Per roll....
Per roll.... 	
Per roll....t6ioo
Half  sallon    S1.SB
Quart    boo
Pint  .46.
Half  pint   SSo
shades; gallon  80o
4-gallon  can  B3.40
Per tin
1 1-2 INCH MESH—
24 in. wide.   Per roll	
20 In, wide.   Per roll....
86 In. wide.   Per roll....
48 In. wide.   Per roll....
24 ln. wide.    Per roll....
80 ln, wide.   Per roll....
b* In. wide.   Per roll....
Half sallon  Il.ao
Quart  .60*
Pint  - - *o«
Half pint
Extra for dark green,
"     ■ It*
Per gallon 	
-  „   red
and white.
Per gallon  W.SO
Per half gallon fi.M
Quart    70s
Pint  40*
Half pint  SSo
NORTH AMERICA.—Vanoouver and
Trinity Branoh meets 1st and 3rd Fridays at Labor Temple, DUnsmuIr and
Homer St., room 206. Robert C. Sampson, Pres., 747 Dunlevy ave.i Joseph 6.
Lyon, Fin. Sec, 1721 Grant at; Tom
Smith, Rec. Sec, 948 Broadway w*st
ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:16 p.m.
President, Chas. Mattlnson; recording
seoretary, J, Brookes; flnanolal secretary,
J. H, McVety.   Sey. 6840.
cal 238, I.A.T.S.E.—Meets every sec-
ond Sunday of each month, Labor Temple, 8 p.m. President, J. H, Fletcher;
secretary-treasurer, A, O. Hansen; bust,
ness agent, G. R. Hamilton. Ofllce:
Boom 100, Loo Bldg,   Tel. Bey, 3041.
Union, Local No. 146, A. F. of M.—
Meets seoond Sunday of each month, S40
Robson street. President, J. Bowyer;
vice-president, F. English; secretary, C.
P. Howett; treasurer, W, Fowler.
Meets flrst and third Wednesday, O'Brien
Hall, 8 p.m. President, G. Dean; corresponding secretary, F. Sumpter; flnanclal secretary, D. Scott; treasurer, I. Tyson; business agent, E, R, Still. Phone
Sey, 1614, ■
Decorators', Local 188—Meet every
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. President, J. E.
Phillips; flnanclal secretary, J. Freckelton, 811 Seymour St; recording secretary, George Powell, 1660 Fourth Ave.
W.; business agent W. J. Nagle, Room
303, Labor Temple.
Branch—Meets second Tuesday, 8:00
fi.m. President, J. Marshall; correspond-
ng secretary, Wm. Rowan, Box 1047;
financial secretary, K. McKensle.
SB.iii-ai-aariHB:   il.   jr.   x*eiu-
lurrough* ind H. McEwen,
Directors: Fred A. Hoover, J. H.
MoVety, James Brown, Edward Lothian.
James Campbell, J. W. Wilkinson, R. P.
Pettlplece, Jobs McMillan, Murdock McKensle, F. Blumberg, H. H. Free. Manag
ing director, J.
Sey. 4360.
H. McVety, Room 211.
Union Mlnsr Drowned
Ladysmlth Local, U. M. W. of A.,
lost one of its best members In the
person of Bro. T. McCoy on Friday
laat, by a drowsing accident. It appears he had been In the bablt of
going scross the bay to learn to swim
and the wings got under his body ln
some way. Members of the union and
their wives and friends turned out to
the funeral on Monday by nearly live
hundred. Ladysmlth mourns the loss
of him, as he wss an aotive union
Beilingham Labor ismple
Sufficient funds have been (vised by
the union men of Beilingham with
which to purchase a lot on a prominent
street for the purpose of erecting
Labor Temple. The cost oi the lot
was $2000, and lt Is expqeted tbat a
modest structure, which will meet .the
present needs, can, be constructed for
approximately $6,000. All of the organisations are enthusiastic, and preparations are being made to raise the
bsiance of the money needed to carry
out the plans already mapped out.
Brlcklsyers snd ths A, F, of L.
Bricklayers' unlona will vote next
month on the question of affiliation
with tbe American Federation of Labor, the proposition hsvlng been sub.
mltted to the locals by the lsst con-
ventlon. Toronto and Hamilton locals
will vote on tbe proposition this week.
From reports throughout United
States snd Canada, the Hamilton
Hsrsld thinks the proposition stands
a vary good show of being carried.
The result of the vote will be announced ln September.
Nelson Typos,
Nelson typos have secured a new
scale with an Increase to every member of No. 340 ot $3 per week, to be
divided In two equal Instalments. The
first increase of $1.50 per week went
Into effect on October .1, 1911, the
Other half May 1, 1913. On and after
the latter date the scale will be as
follows: Foreman — Newspaper, $30
per week; book and Job, $31,50. Journeymen—Morning newspaper, $80' per
week; book and job, $28. Machine
operators—Morning papers, $33 per
The Price of Scabbing
The Inquest wss held Tuesdsy Into
the death of Charles McHae, who was
killed at Britannia Mines by falling
Into a chute while unloading lumber.
The jury's verdict wss: "Deceased
csme to his death by accidentally fall-
ing down a chute while In the employ
of the Britannia Mining snd Smelting
Company, Limited, Brttsnnla Beach,
B, C; and we are of opinion that the
company had used due precaution ln
safeguarding the chute," The fatality
ocourred tn the early morning of
August 8.
ALLIED PRINTING   TRADES   COUNCIL—Meet* 2nd Monday In month.
President, Geo. Mowat; secretary, F. R.
FWmIng, P.O. Box 14.	
penters and Joiners—Room J06."
Sey. MM. Business sgsnt J. A. Kay;
olic* hours, 8 to I a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
9*er*t*ry of management oommlttee.
Jas. Bltcon, 878 Hornby atreet. Branches
meet every Tuesday and Wedneaday in
Room 802.
and Joiner*, Local No, 617—MeeU
Monday of each week, 6 p.m. Executive
committee meet* every Friday, 8 p.m.
Presldsnt Ed. Meek; recording- secretary, Tho*. Lindsay, 306 Labor Tem-
rle; flnanclal secretary, O. W. Williams,
06 Labor Temple; treasurer, L. W. De-
siel, 606 Lsbor Temple. Phone Sey. 1380.
tloners' Local No. 46—
Meets seoond and fourth
Saturdays, 7:80 p.m. President A. M. MacCurrah;
corresponding secretary, w
Rogers; Business Agent J.
Buck, Room 220, Labor Temple.
Sey. IHS.
     LOCAL,   NO.   120—MEETS
.second and fourth -Thursdays, 8:30
p.m. President Sam. T. Hamilton; recorder, Geo. W. Isaacs: secretary-business sgsnt C. F. Burkhart Room 208.
L*bor Temple.   Hour*:   11 to 1; 6 to T
. Temple.   Hours:
Sey, 1776,
floe Room 101 Labor Temple. Meets
first Sunday of eaoh month. President
Wm. Laurie; flnanclal secretary, Geo. w.
Curnock, Room 208, Labor Temple, Phone
Seymour 1744.	
Union.—Meets flnt Friday In each
month, 4:30 p.m., Labor Tempi*. W. B.
Walker, business representative Offlce:
Room 203, Labor Temple. Hours: 6 a.m.
to 10:30; I p.m. to 2.-10 and 6 p.m. to 6:$|
p.m. Compstsnt help furnished on sheri
notice.  Flione Sey. 1414.
WORKERS' Iattrn*tlon*l Union,
Local 17—Mssls second and fourth Frl.
lay. Labor Temple, I p.m. Presldsnt
I. A. Sseler; secretary, A. W. Oakley,
7M Semlln Drive, phone Sty, OSS.
m„ Room
; ceres-
ISM!.,   Box
ft.   Brown;
• —Meets.every Tuesday, I p.i
ttt. Preeldent, Jims* Haslett
Bonding secretary, w. 8. Dagn
... flnanclal   secretary,  ..  ...
business  agent,  W.  8.   D*a**ll,
8»y. 6716.
111.—Meets Room 101, every Monday
I p.m. President, Fred. Fuller; vice-
president, G. 8. Phllpot; recording
sscretary, Jos, Russell, Labor Temple:
flnanclal secretary, Dan Cummlngs:
treasurer, Geo. Hessell; business agent,
_ F. Dunn, Room 207. Labor Temple.
IM—Meet* third Tuesday ln every
month, ln Room - 206 Labor Tempi*,
Presldsnt F. J. Milne; vice-president H.
Perry; aeeretary, George Mowat, 616
Dunlevy avnue.
end Iron Ship Builder* tnd Helpers
of America, Vancouver Lodge No. IM—
Meets first and third Monday*, 8 p.m
President, F. Barclay, 861 Cordova East;
seer*t*ry. A. Fraser, 1161 How* Street
Meet* flrst Tuesday each month, 8
p.m. President Geo. Gerrard; sscretary,
Robert J. Craig, Kurts Cigar Factory;
treasurer, 8. w. Johnson.	
British Columbia Division, C. P. System, Division No. 1—Meets 11:30 *.m.
third Sunday ln month, Room 204. Local
chairman,. T. O'Connor, P. o. Box 412,
Vancouver, Local aecty. and .treas.,
H. W. Withers, P. O. Box 432, Vancouver,
121 (Inside Men)—Meets flrst and
third Mondays of each month. Boom 106,
I p.m. Preildent, H. P. McCoy; recording aecreury, Geo. Albers; treasurer and
business, agent, F. L, Estlnghsusen,
Room 802.   Bey, 2141.
ASSOCIATION, No. 38 x 62—Meets
every Friday evening, 146 Alexander st
President *■-—■■■
Nixon.   •
Peel;   aeoretary,   Thos,
ers' Union, No. 88, of Vancouver
and Victoria—MeeU second Wednesday
of eaoh month, 4 p.m., Labor Temple.
President, Chas. Bayley; recording secretary, Chris Homewood; 249 18th Ave.
Employees, Pioneer Division No. 101
—Meets Labor Temple, second and
fourth Wednesdays at 2 P.m., and flnt
and third Wednesdays. 8 p.m. Presldsnt,
H. Schofleld, phone Fairmont 988; recording secretary, Albert V. Lofting, 2636
Trunlty Street phone Highland 1672;
financial seoreUry, Fred A. Hoover, 3409
Clark drive.
Counoll—Meete first and third Wednesday, Labor Hall, 781 Johnson atreet
at 8 p.m. President A. Watchman, sscretary, L. H. Norrls, Labor Hall, Victoria, B.C.
and Joiners—MeeU every Tuesday,
8 p.m., at Labor hall, 781 Johnaton St
President J. E. Bryan; recording seoreUry, Geo, L. Dykeman; business agent
and financial secretary, w. A. Parkin-
son^Box 286.
R5SS3- umIom.
Western Federation ot Minora—
Meeta Sunday evening-, In Union Hall.
President, w. Fleming: aecretary-treaaurer, M  FjVllleneuve, Klmberley, B.C.
_ No. 2188, U. M. W. of A.—MeeU
Wednesday, union Hall, 7 p.m. President, Sam Outhrle: aeeretary, Duncan
McKensle, Ladysmlth, B. C.
—Meets every Monday at 7:80 p.m. in
the Athletic Club, Chapel Street Arthur
Jordan, Box 410, Nanlamo, B. C.
2298, U. M, W. of A.—Meets every
Bunday 7 p.m., In U. M. W. of A. hall
President, Jos. Naylor; aeoretary, Jamea
Smith, Box 84, Cumberland, B. C.
Union, No. 10S, W. F. of M.—Meets
every Monday at 7:80 p.m. President,
F. W. Perrln: secretary, Frank Camp-
beil, Box 86, Trail, ____
meetings in Dominion Theatre, Oranvllle Street, Sunday evenings. Seoretary, O. L. Charlton. 3828 Main Street
raoroa supbbt. b.o.
Union No. 413—Meets last Sunday
In month at Carpenters' HaU. President, D. MoCorklndale; secretary-treaa-
urer, Harry R. Potts, P.O. Box 849.
al Local 897—Meets flrst and third
Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Room 204, Labor
Temple. Financial secretary, E. Prendergast, Room 216.
—Meetings held flrat Tuesday ln each
month, 8. u.m. President, J. T, Ellsworth; recording and corresponding aeeretary, C. MacDonald, Labor Temple;
financial secretary, L, Wakely, P. O. Box
oal No. 62—Meets flrst and third
Wednesdays each' month, 8 p.m. President, J. Kavanagh; secretary, A. Jamleson, 54 Fifth Ave, East.
Meets last Sunday each month, I
p.m. President. A. E. Robb; vlce-prealdent, A. H. England; secretary-treasurer,
R. H. Neelanda, P.O. Box 16.
. a. o.
Labor Council—Meets every second
and fourth Wedneaday at 8 p.m., In
Labor Hall. President, D. S. Cameron:
flnanclal secretary, H. Glbb; general
aeeretary. B. D. Grant, P. O. Box 934.
The publlo l« Invited to attend,
second and .fourth Thursday of each
month In Labor Temple, corner of Royal
Ave. and Seventh St., at I p.m. President, J. L. Hogg, Hankey m*.. fl»J?P«;
ton; Seoretary, A. McDonald, 111 Royal
Ave., New Westminster.
cal 496—Meets every seoond and
fourth Friday of month In Labor Hall,
7:10 p.m. President, D. Webster; seoreUry, A. McLaren, P.O. Box III, New
Westminster, B. C._
J tenters, Looal Unton No. 1139-
■ every Monday, I p.m., Labor Temple, corner Royal avenue and" Seventh
atreet. President, M. C. Sohmendt; seoretary, A. Walker, Labor Temple, New
Westminster, B. C.
Labor Temple, Now Westminster, corner Seventh street and Royal avenue,
every second Sunday of each month, at
1:30 p. m. President, E, S. Hunt; secretary, F. W. Jameson. Visiting brothers
BYvoras or coal maxao aaou-
Coal mining right* of tha Dominion,
ln Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta,
tha Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and In a portion of th* Province
of British Columbia, may be leased for
a term of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of fl an acre. Not more than
2,880 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for leas* muat be made by
th* applicant In person to the Ag.nt or
Sub-Agent of the district ln which the
right* applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the1 land must b*
described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and In unsurveyeU territory, the tract applied for shall b*
staked by the applicant himself.
Each application must bs accompanied
by a fee of 16, which will be refunded If
the right* applied for are not available,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid on the merchantable output of the
mine at th* rat* of Ave cents per ton.
The peraon operating th* mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights
ar* not being operated, such return*
should be furnished at least ones a year.
The lease will Include th* coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to pure! ~ " *"
aurfac* right* i
irchase whatever available
 _ Jght* may be considered necessary for tn* working of th* mln* at th*
rat* of $10 an acre.
For full Information application
should be made to the Secretary of tha
Department of th* Interior, Ottawa, or
to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.   B,—Unauthorised   publication   of
thl* advertisement will not be paid for.
Of America  -Q*r
cowmiiHT am.oi ______> laoa
Use Electric Irons
The cost (or continuous operation is only a few cents per hour.
The iron is operated (rom an ordinary household socket.
The ironi sold by this company are constructed on the best principles,
this saeans an appliance which is hot at the point and sool at ihe handle.
The iron bears the manufacturer's guarantee.
Carrall and
Hastings Street
1138 Granville St.
near Davie FRIDAY.. ........ .AUGUST 15,1918
.New Middy Blouses
We show aa excellent range of these popular models
for girls of 8 to 16 years of age.. You will do parttonlarly
well to see them If you require anything ln that line. For
style and quality represented, the prices are decidedly
moderate. Note these:
Middy blouses in. white,
with navy, scarlet vand
saxe blue collar and
cuffs, and laced "with
cord to match, at...$2.00
Middy blouses with detachable collar and
cliffs; come in white, in
plain or Norfolk style,
at....... -|2.00
Norfolk middy blouses, with patent leather belt; come in
white, with collar and cuffs of navy, saxe, blue or
scarlet, at .........12,50
(fcortan Brgafcal*, Eforttofc
575 Granville Street       Vanoouver, B. C.
maecnras bt. waa*
Between AMwtt anl OanalL
New Neckwear for Women
Antral* tttm Ot World's nablm Osatrs.
BULGARIAN COLLARS—Rich Oriental oolor combination, In a variety
o( shapes SS* to tl.se
LACE COLLARS—White or ecru; Very pretty patterns ln the very
newest shapes  88* to S3-60
A SPECIAL PURCHASE—Prell New Collars, Jubats, Bows and Fringed
String Ties,   A wonderful attraction; cut at this price .....36o
OREAT RIBBON VALUES.—An extremely large purchase of PURE
SILK TAFFETA RIBBONS enables us to offer these Specials:
% inch wide 8 yard* for 10*
1% Inches wide 6o yard
3(5 Inches wide      lOo yard
61/ inches wide 16c 7*rd
U inch wlde.'ln bolts of 12 yards
 18* bolt
Stoves mp Ranges
Mount Pleasant headquarters for Carpenters' Tools
and all kinds of Builders' and Contractors' Supplies
Tool Specialist
Hardware and
Sporting Goods
HI Eastings Street West
Phones Sey. 2327-2328
The use of the label on your printing (no extra cost to you)
will help us do our duty in fighting* tuberculosis
Hardware and Tools
_ A splendid stock of the best in the world's market
We make a gpeoialty of supplying every need and requirement ot the artisan in our line,
7 Hastings Btreet Weat
Phone Seymour 634
Padmore's Big Cigar Store
Honest and Artistic
The most scientific and
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
602 Hastings Slreel Weil
<] Operates by the latest, most scientific and painless methods
Specialist in Gown, Bridge, Plate and Geld Inlay Work
Hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
British Columbia Land
Splendid opportunities in Mixed Farming, Dairying
Stock and Poultry
British Columbia Grants Pre-emptions of
160 Acres to Actual Settlers
TERMS—Residence on the
land for at least three years;
improvements to the extent
of $5 per acre; bringing under
cultivation at least five acres
For Further Information Apply to
Deputy Minister of Lands, Victoria, B. C.
Secretary, Bureau of Provincial Information, Victoria
Oir. ZMtkwtoa tat not Lonsn.
Editor B. c, Federatlonist: whsn I
started to organise the aawmlllmen and
loggers tn British Columbia, over one
year ago, most of the men I came ln
contact with, while realising the necessity of a lahor organisation ln the lumber Industry, were afraid that we were
undertaking too big a Job and that we
would not atay wllh it By promising
them that the labor movement of Van-
couver intended to do everything possible to assist them to organise, I waa
able to get a local of about 70 members In Vancouver. I had a good many
things to contend with, chiefly: Flnt, a
lack of funds and seoond, that Vancouver local was the only local In the West
of the American Federation of Labor, in
the lumber Industry (excepting shingle
weavers) and a number of loggers offered as an excuse for not joining that'
they were liable to leave Vanoouver at
any time, and their card was no use
outside of Vanoouver.
As I have done nothing towards organising ln Vancouver for over six
months, and no doubt a number of members of Vancouver local have concluded
that we have given up the light! I wish
to assure them that we have not been
Idle, but have an Industrial Organisation ln the Held known aa International
Union of Shingle Weavers, Sawmill
Workera and woodsmen, with over SO
locals, ln United States and Canada, and
men Joining by the hundreds every week.
In September, 1013, c. O. Young, or-
ritser for the American Federation;
Q. Brown, president'of International
Union of Shingle Weavers: R. p. Pettlplece, James McVety, J. w. Wilkinson
and others active ln the labor movement
ln British' Columbia, and myself, held a
conference In Vanoouver, B. C, to discuss ways and means' of organising, the
men' employed in the lumber industry.
It waa the general opinion of those present If we,could get the Shingle Weavers' to extend their Jurisdiction to
take tn all the workers employed ln lumber Industry, lt would go a long way
towards solving the problem. Those
present at the conference realised that
in. asking the Shingle Weavers to extend their Jurisdiction, we were asking
the Shingle Weavers to make a big
sacrifice, for lt really meant giving, the
control of their organisation—an organisation for Its slse second to none
—to the loggers, but be It said to their
everlasting credit, that when the.ques'
tlon wu submitted to them by referen
dum vote, they didn't hesitate, but voted
ln favor of extending their Jurisdiction
by about 8 to 1. When the question was
submitted to the American Federation
of Labor, they responded by appointing
two special organisers to assist in organising the lumber workers, .Since the
Shingle Weavers have extended their
Jurisdiction I have attended the conventions of B. C. Federation of Labor, and
Washington State Federation of Labor,
and It certainly was encouraging to see
the enthusiasm and determinism shown
by the delegates when the question of
organising the lumber workers was before the conventions. We started organising In the new International Union
March 1, 1913. As most of the local
unions of Shingle Weavers were located in the state of Washington, the
executive board decided that we better
at first unite our forces in the state of
Washington. I was sent to Grays Harbor and found a good live bunch already
on th'e Job. There was a Shingle
Weavers' Union at Hoqulam, but the
boys around Aberdeen, when they
heard about the new International, had
got together and applied for a charter.
No doubt a number of men In Vancouver have read certain articles ln ths
"Industrial Worker," by an I. W. W.
organiser, that the lumber barons on
Grays Harbor wanted an "American
Federation of Labor" organisation on
the harbor, and how the chief of police
nf Aberdeen and others had told the said
I. W. W. organiser that he would not
be allowed to organise for the I, W. W.,
but If he would organise for the A. F. L„
he would have police protection, aa the
chief of police was a union man,
When I arrived at the Harbor I can
assure you that I received no outside
assistance, except from the loggers
themselves, and I was driven out of
more than one camp. The greatest Obstacle that we had to overcome for
some time was that the bosses were
telling the men we were the I. W. W.
In disguise and the manager of one
large company went so far ss to tell his
men that he had seen our charter nnd
that It was an I. W. W. charter. The
aeoretary of the local used to go with
me to the camps, and was a man respected by his fellow-workers and used
tn deny that we were organising for
the I. W. W., so the men were In a
quandry to know who to believe, but
when they came to town and had seen
the charter for themselves, lt wasn't
much trouble to get them to join.
I am told Aberdeen local hu over
1,000 members now, besides Hoqulam
ha« Increued Its membership greatly;
and besides there are two or three new
locale on the Harbor. In starting to
organise In Eureka, Cal.,-1 had a harder
proposition to go up against. The I. W.
W. have had a local there for about
three years and while they hsve accomplished nothing but to collect dues
from a few members, chiefly Italians
who were led to believe that Ettor snd
Olovnnlttl would have been hanged only
for the I. W. W. ' Shortly after I arrived ln Eureka, an I. W. W. organiser
arrived from the wuh, and when I left
Pureka there were two I. W. W. organisers in the Held. The Shingle
Weavers around Eureka started to organise about one year ago, but the mill
owners raised their wages and the organisation fell through. The loggers
also started to get together last fall,
but never applied for a charter, as It
wm hard to hold meetings, and do business, when they were all working in
the woods. ...       ,*■■',
However, I got a good live local
itarted with enough men working In
the sawmills close to town tn hold regular meetings. I arrived In Fort Bragg
last week, and am pleased to state that
the boys here got together over a month
ago, and when I arrived here they had
over 100 members and atlll going.
The membership Is largely Finns and
Italians and they certainly are rebels.
When they started to organise the business men got together and adopted a
resolution that they didn't want a labor
organisation In Fort Bragg, but the
Italians. 150 strong, accepted the challenge and got a band and paraded the
streets July 4th and 8th. Two I. W. W.
organisers arrived here last Friday. I
do not think they Intend to do much
In the way of organisation, but will do
their best to disrupt this local, but the
boys are readv for them. When I heard
that the I. W. W. fljfh't In Washington
was a flssle of course I have been expecting that they would , shortly try
something down here, u there are very
few places left lh the west where thev
can pull off any more of their work,
but most of the workers here, thanks
to the socialist press, are beginning to
realise that hot air and personal nhiino
will get them nothing, but on the other
hand tf they hope to accomplish anything they have to Join hands with men
and womon who have already accomplished something by using their
I will leave Fort Bragg for Vsncouver In 1! or 14 days more, and will
he prepared to organise the men em-
logging c&mpa Into an Industrial organ-
nlnyed In shingle mills, sawmills or
Isatlon under the banner of the American Federation of Labor.
Any one wishing to communicate
with me please address, care The Federatlonist, Vanccuver.
Organiser for American Federation of
*"f*tt§ Orpheum.
What Is said to be one of the best acrobatic feats ln vaudevlllo will head-line
the coming week's bill at the Orpheum,
called "The Mirthful Mermaids," with
Anna Morecraft and Helena Gandreau,
two perfectly formed young women, who
have devoted a great deal of time to
athletics and physical perfectness, doing the honors.
Most of us remember the chic and
captivating Dorothy Rogers, who has
played here on numerous occasions.
This time she comes u the added attraction, presenting "Babes a la Carte,"
capably supported by a competent cut
"The Five Merry Youngsters," a quintette of singers, dancers and talkers will
he another feature of the forthcoming
week'a-4)tlt. - ■
Baron Llchter Is presenting- ono of the
most refined and highly creditable piano
acts In vaudeville.
The Five Malvern Troupe of acrobats
and athletes will form another big feature of the week's offering.-        >«
Two charming maids from Harmony-
land are the Melnotto Twins.
Another Precedent
Toronto Bricklayers' Union has purchased an automobile tor the use of
the business agent.   Also raised his
wages.   Huly gee!
Tradei and Labor Congreu Now
Oooupiei  Equal  Statu* With
National Labor Organiiationi.
The Ottawa Cltlaen declarea that
the attendance of P. M. Draper aa a'
fraternal delegate from the Dominion
Tradea Congreaa to the British Trades
Congreaa, meeting In Manchester ln
September, baa much more than a personal significance, and,, as a matter of
faot, la directly significant at a new
era in the history of Canadian labor,
saya the Typo. Journal. It la the flrat
time that Canada hag been thus rep.
resented, and therefore marks a fuller
recognition of the trade-union movement ln Canada by British unionists.
The typographical union,: by the selection ot Mr, Draper, is highly honored. He has long been active ln Canadian labor affairs, and at the present time la preaident of Ottawa Typo-
graphical Union No. 10!. The Gltlien
also saya: ■■
Already Canada is bound by
Strang labor union ties to the
United States. Aa the Citlsen
stated a few week! ago, the majority of tradei unionists in Can- .
ada are allied to the American
Federation of *_bor. The bond
of labor on thla continent Is inter
national, and finds small hindrance at the boundary line. Na-
tlonal differences are forgotten ln
the common struggle of the workers to achieve larger rights'. It is
therefore most fitting that the
bond between Canadian and British labor should be developed to
the utmost, and it Is to bt expected tbat much good may come of
Mr. Draper's fraternal visit to the
British unions. There la much to
learn from them which will help
the Canadian movement. The
workingmen of Oreat Britain have
made strong strides ln the laat
few years, waking to a consciousness of their larger power and responsibility. If something more
of .their sturdy spirit can be Infused Into Canadian workingmen,
"It will add much to the cause of
labor here, .
Bookbinders' Union. „
The bookbinders' trade la one with
the printer's where artistic ability has
full sway, and one has but to visit the
great libraries of the world, the British museum and private collections to
see volumes, tbe binding that ln beauty of design, richness ot and taste In
materials used, and delicacy—yet
boldness—of execution is a stimulant
to the esthetic sense of the true book-
lover. Vancouver Local, No, 105, In.
ternatlonal Brotherhood of Bookbinders, has charter dated July 24, 1902.
The first president was Thomas Parsons; H. J. Gardner, vice-president,
and F, J. McConnell secretary-treasurer. The present officers are F. Q.
Milne, president; H. Ferry, vice-president; Oeorge Mowat, recording secretary. The union has members at work
in all the binderies of this city, and
also members ln New Westminster.
They earned ln 1912 164,714, but the
female employees of the various binderies are associated with the members of this organisation for the pur-
pose of simplifying the compilation ot
the wage table.—I* E. Dennison,
• Photo Engraven.
The charter of Vancouver Photo-
engravers' union, Na 64, Is dated May
18,1910. F. Schnell waa the first president, O. L. Edwards vice-president,
and A. C. O'Nell secretary. Present
officers are E. R. NePage, president;
W. O. Muss, vice-president; and A. F.
Kreft, secretary. This organization
numbers fifteen names upon its rolls
working In this city, and several ln
Victoria. The total wages paid
photo-engravers ln this city during
1912 was 119,138.62. This organization never has had trouble' of any
kind with its employers, and the beet
of conditions prevail in the establishments In which its members are employed.
Brotherhood of Railway Carmen.
Industrial form of organisation:
President—A. J. Wolfe.
Secretary—Philip Plgott.
Hours—50 hour week.
Wages range from 29% cents to 39%
centa per hour.
Trade conditions—Below normal.
Meet Room 306, Lahor Temple, third
President—Jack Dowell.
Secretary—A. C. McArthur.
Trade conditions—Slack.
Meet second and fourth Thursdays,
Labor Temple.
Granite Cutters Internstlonsl Union.
President—Oeo. Fordyce.
Secretary—Jas. Milne, 939 17th Avenue Eaat.
Hours—44 hour week.
Wagea—62% cents per hour.
Trade conditions—Fair,
Meet Room 308, Labor Temple, third
Friday ln every month.
Iron Mouldere International Union.
President—John Brown.
Secretary—Dan Brown, 642 Broadway West.
Hours—9 to 6; 50 hour week.
Trade conditions—Bsd.
Tile-layer*' and Helpers International
Meet Room 205, flnt and third Wednesdaya.
President—J. Kavanaugh.
Secretary—B. A. E. Morrison, 1759
llth Avenue Bast.
Hours—44 hour week.
Wagea—Tllelayers, 75 cents per
hour; helpers, 40% cents per hour.
Trade conditions—Fair.
Calgary After I. T. U. Convention.
Calgary Typographical union la out
to win the 1914 convention of the International Typographical union for
that city, and all other Canadian
printers, admiring their nerve land
-determination, are assisting tn the
effort. The Winnipeg printers were
Impressed that the Calgarlans mean
business when the delegation from
that city, en route to the convention
at Nashville, Tenn., reached here on
Monday and spent a day in town.
Members of the local union met the
delegation at the station and took a
trip around the city, following which
a luncheon in honor of the party was
given in the Printers' club rooms —
The Voice.
According to the committee of
the National Civic Federation, wblch -
haa been lnveaUffttfnf the matter
for aome months, low wa*e« are,
not the moat prolific cause of vice.
Pangs Of hunger do not, aa a rule,
drive girls to lives of shame. While
lt may be true that in certain industries wage- that would enable
a girl  to live In comfort are not
?aid, It is not true, according to
lie federation, that these Industries contribute an unduly large
number to the army of fallen. Individual cases are too frequent ot
?oung women who have tastes that
heir small wages cannot gratify ,
' taking other means to Increase their
■ Incomes, but in thr-gnat majority
of casss girls go wrong for reasons not connected wltb their earning powers. After they have entered, upon m life ot vice it Is not
unnatural that th'ey should attempt
to Justify themselves, and endeavor
to prove that they were the victims of economic circumstances.
The Investigators flnd that girls who
receive a careful Christian training
at home are able to weather the
storms of flnanolal adversity without throwing honor overboard. If
the poor contribute more largely to
the ranks of the fallen than the
rich, lt is because th'e poor are more
ftlentiful, not because their morality
a weaker.—Toronto Mail and Empire.
This Is the usual kind of slush we
And ln the reports of committees of
the muter class after investigating
conditions which can no longer be hidden. >
, "Pangs of hunger, do not, as a rule,
drive girls to lives of shame." What
wisdom, what depth of philosophic
reasoning Ib revealed by that statement If the choice of a life of shame,
in order to escape starvation, is the
exception, what then is the rule? What
choice have them? Death or prostitution.
They have no choice for poor as it may
be, while that Illusion called "Hope*
remains with us, we cling to life as
tenaciously as possible.
What do the members of the Civic
Federation know of the "pangs of
hunger," or what such a condition will
compel people to do? What do they
know, or care, about the feelings of
the girl who, because she Is unable
to secure the necessary clothes to enable her to mix with the young people
of her own age, and la unable to obtain them any other way, sells her last
commodity In order to obtain them.
Let us, for one moment, glance at
another type of prostitute, if anything
a more harmful type than the woman
of the "line." I refer to tha mental
prostitutes who encumber the pulpits
and editorial chairs of the world. Is
any cause other than that of securing
a hold on the means of life responsible
for their preaching and writing those
things which they know to be false,
and which are intended to perpetuate
the enslavement of humanity, with Its
attendant evils.
While "cases'are too frequent of
young women who have tastes that
their small wages cannot gratify taking other means to Increase their Incomes, in the great majority of cases
girls go wrong for reasons not connected with their earning power." How
dare they, as members of the working
class, have tastes which their wages
cannot gratify. Are they to be censured
because, being unable to get the few
things desired out of their wages, they
sell their body In order to do so? Is
not a love of the beautiful something
to be encouraged? Not in the working
.class; their function Is to be confined
to producing profits for the master
class, in order that they may adorn
their women ln much the same manner
as the Zulu adorns his '.ntombl," save
that the Zulu's ornaments are of common metal.
The "majority go wrong because of
reasons not connected with their earning powers." Poor creatures! Because
some girls, Instead of working tn a
store, mill or factory at a wage averaging about 15 per week, are the domestic slaves of some members of the
capitalist claas, where life Is often
made a hell by members of their own
sex, it Is said, when1 such' a thing happens, that It was because of other reasons than that of their earning capacity.
It Is true! It Is not because of their
earning powers—lt Is because of the
taking powers of the master class that
the women of. th'e working class are
forced Into the brothels.
This Is the kind of stuff peddled by
those friends of the workers—the Civic
The amount of sentimental slush concerning the "White Slave Traffic" retailed by the members and apologists
of the bourgeoisie, Is overpowering.
The effect Is nauseating, They will Investigate any phase of the "social evil"
excepting the cause. That touches their
pockets, and reforms instituted by the
apologists of the master class are not
intended to hurt their material Interests,
We have moving pictures showing
how girls are drugged and carried away
by "White Slavers?' There Is a show
of this kind now on ln the city of
Vancouver. Tho advertising posters depict girls standing before barred windows, calling upon their Ood to assist
them to escape. Other posters show
girls who have been drugged and carried to a brothel, endeavoring to escape.
Inside a lecturer dilates on the traps
laid for unwary females.
These things all serve their purpose.
They are intended to blind the people
to the real cause of prostitution, to
keep them from discovering the real
White Slave" markets, and the real
"White Slave" traders.
If- one Ib ln earnest, It Is not very
hard to discover the supply departments
for the houses "down the line." It Is
not necessary to pack a gun, or take
a policeman. It ts not even necessary
to go Into so-called disreputable districts. Oh, no! The white slave markets, are the huge departmental stores,
the mills, and the factories, wherein
women are nald on an average of $6
per week. These are the markets. The
"White Slave traders" are those highly
respectable people, male and female,
who attend church on Sunday, and during the week grind profits from the
hides and carcases of underpaid female
"Knockout" drops are not needed to
get girls into brothels; nor is tt necessary to bar the windows to keep
them there. This kind of show Is all
right for those who desire to be fooled,
but lt Is of no use to anyone who desires to know the truth,
Just notice the women from the
"district" when they are out strolling
tn the afternoons. If the strain of the
life has not commenced to tell upon
them lt wtll be seen that they are
among the finest specimens of feminity.
Why ts this?   Because such' Is the com-
fetltton to obtain entrance to one of
Itese houses, that only the finest physics) specimens can do so.
It will be said: "But women are not
vo immoral us such a statement would
Indicate." Such nn Idea Is not Intended, It Is not Immorality whloh
drives-"-women to prostitution. It Is that
same thing which drives men to prostitution—the desire of the animal to
preserve Its existence.
Take the case of a girl getting $6
per week. Above the average by tne
way, Possesses no relatives ln Lown.
Works at a department store, where ft
in necessary that she bo neatly dressed.
Pays $3.00 to $3.50 per week for n
room, and out of the balance of her 96
Is expected to feed herself and keep
up her appearance.
She finds this to be almost impossible, and on making enquiries as to
how others manage, is advised to flnd
a gentleman "friend?" who will pay
her room rent for the privilege of sharing that room. Is tt to be surprised
at that she decides to go Into the business wholesale, rather than retail?
In the great majority of cases the
choice ts—on the one hand, slow starvation and virtue; on the other, the
brothel and life, even though ' for a
short period only.
It Is not to be wondered at that
women go "wrong." Rather is It a
source of wonder, how so many women
remain virtuous, when the conditions
under which they are compelled to live
are so demoralizing.
The prostitute, as we know her today, made her appearance in history
side by side with the wage-slave.
Prostitution will disappear with' the
abolition of the last form of slavery—
wage-slavery, civic federations, moral
reformers end Christian Endeavorera
notwithstanding.- '
Miners Hake Corrections.
In last Issue of The Federatlonist,
where an Interview with Geo. Pettt-
grew referred to "Issaquah," the name
"KwiuaHh"   should  have  appeared.
The Jas. Klrkpatrick, who, some time
ago, was reported to be scabbing, Is a
carpenter, and not a miner as was reported,
Some time ago we reported that a
man named Wiillams had left Nanalmo
to scab at Cumberland. We wish to
point out, however, that It Is not Shorty
Williams of Nanalmo, who ts still a
live and active member of the U. M.
W. of A,
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are not members of the Musicians
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your next dance or sotial, make
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Several communications were dealt
with. The council received apd adopted the resolution passed at a gathering of the unemployed ln North Ward
park on July 27th. A copy, will he
forwarded to the Trades and Labor
.Congress, B. C. Federation of Labor
| and the Provincial OovernmentC. S.
Shall Mass Meeting le Held?
th view of developments ln the
labor world along the coast at this
time lt hu been suggested to The
Fed, by various local union officers
that the Tradea and Labor Council
executive should call a special meeting, to arrange for the holding of a
big mass meeting ln the Arena for the
purpose of discussing what attitude
Pres, J. 0. Watters Will be Asked
to Represent Vlotoria Cement
. Worken at Montreal, Congress..
VICTORIA, Aug. 12.—The regular
meeting ot the Trades and Labor!
Council was fairly well attended last
Wednesday, when a deputation representing New Westminster central labor body waa called to the platform
for the purpose of addressing the
meeting in the interests ot the hlg
celebrations planned by the Royal
City unionists. President D. S. Cameron said New Westminster wouldn't
be satisfied with anything less than the
whole of the organised contingent of
union men for Victoria coming over,
and, ln return, the trades unions of the
olty on the Fraser would turn out
en masse to celebrate in Victoria when
her turn came.
Aid. Dodd and R. A, Stoney made a
strong appeal for participation by the
unionists of Victoria ln the Labor Day
A committee, consisting of Dels.
Siverts and Caldwell, waa appointed
to Investigate and report aa to the
feasibility ot organising an excursion
to New Westminster, Sept. 1st,
Dal. Slverti was appointed _ _
committee to visit the ■ Cement
Workers, and to assist them in
straightening out the affairs of the
It is hoped that J. C. Watters, president of the Trades and Labor Congress
of Canada, who is a member of that
organisation, wtll represent the local
union at the forthcoming annual convention, In which case he will probably be the only delegate representing
For the paat eight years Victoria
'radea and Labor Council has not
missed being represented at the convention ot the congress. This year
no steps have heen taken to send a
delegate so far.
The president and secretary will arrange for a   meeting   between .the
Board of Trade end the. Longshore. 	
men. The, latter desire to correct Between in and il o'clock on Satur-
oertaln statements made before the day evening, August 9th, as two of the
Board of Trade on behalf of the Van- striking miners living at Ladysmlth
couver Portland Cement Co., which is ■—■—-.--
trying to light the Transport Workers,
by the not uncommon method of pay
.■AUOUST 15,1913
NANAIMO, Aug. 12.—Since May 1,
when the general strike on the coal
mines ot Western Fuel Co. was called
in this city, the operators of the
Western Fuel Co. have made no serious attempt ta work the mines, only
fire-bosses and straw-bosses having
been employed. However, during the
last week a man named James Nimmo
drew strike-pay on Tuesday and went
to work on Wednesday. This man, by
the way, belongs to a particular religious sect known as the Plymouth
Brethren, and so Indignant were the
striken at his action that they were
escorting him to and from his work.
During the latter portion of laat
week Is was reported that tbe company offlclsls had been busy and ae-
cured about a hundred men to start
on Monday morning, August 11th.
In view of this several hundred
strikers- and (heir wives, turned out
to view these men going to work, but
on the morning ln question only eight
or ten new faces were found. Six of
theae belonged to one family named
Patterspn It was reported that one
of the boys in this family had refused
to go to work and the father had beat
him. The strikers' pickets, hearing
of this, turned out in large numbers at
3 p.m., when these men came off
shift. Whatever had been the cause
it appears they were given a lively
reception' and had to be conveyed
home ln an auto, it being reported
stones had been thrown during the
reception. When this man got home
he pointed a gun through the window
at the strikers and lt Is reported tbe
strikers again retaliated by smashing
the windows, A committee from the
executive waited on this family In tbe
evening, and asked If they Intended
to continue working, and a definite
reply was given that they would not
—If the union were again prepared to
put them on strike-pay, which waa
agreed to. They claimed tbey had
been deluded by the mine bosses ln
believing that 300 men had agreed to
start work that morning or they
would not have started.
Between 10 and 11 o'clock on Satur
 „    ——__   ..,u-B   «w   uuu/ouaaua
were on tbelr way home, they were
i,i attacked, by four southern Italians,
'-who are functioning as scabs for the
a-—r———   —   ,••■«,»»■.«•»     o«nv    auuuua
the worken of Vancouver shall takeiuu. main case of bloodshed on Vancouver Mured by
Island.   A general strike Is mooted, police hav« reiusea to arrest tnese men
in the event of the miners being shot and thus preserve order, ln future we
rlnwn Hi Hia inatanra nf ftia mine nam.   nret  nt_,nai»ui  ai.Ztm-a-.~i  _.—_i : ■•
aaa  tun utout, vs. hid  susuvia  ueuiR  ouut   nuu  iiiud  preserve Order, in  IUtUn
down at the Instance of the mine own- are prepared to protect ourselves,
era, through their servile hired man
Attorney-General Bowser.
On Wednesday night the local 1,1b-
eal Association held a meeting, at
which a spirited discussion took place
over the fourth plank of Its platform.
It provides for the government ownership of coal areas, and several speakers urged that the Liberal party go
entirely over to socialism.  What, hoi
v BoMS- but Ixpresflv*
Come all ye brave miners with hearts
kind and free,
Get ready to scab at Number One.   See?
You faithful old servants are sure to
please;   >
A ride ln a motor will be at your ease.
Now Mutt and Jeff to the town they have
With Sum Buk and candy they are wanting some fun.
Th'e Zam Buk for Scab Itch will not
cure lt I know;
But Booth and the Herald will want lt
'• for show.
The candy for Boyce will make him so
He'll think It's heaven in a hurry, by
He got what he wanted; the*men made
Mm squeal
Aa off M« old face the skin has been
So tf a ride In a motor you feel so Inclined,
Just   go and scab and Ret so defined.
If the pickets are out you'll feel greatly
With a rook on your head and one on
your chest
So refrain from this scabbing,
* rom the mines keep away
Until th'e eoal barons to the miners will
"we will give recognition to the U. M.
of A."
Do aot make the mistake of
purchasing a Piano until yotj
have at least called at our store
and convinced yourself that there
Is   a   better   Piano   than   the
Kohler _ Campbell
For the past ten yeara we have
been trying different makes that
have been recommended to us,
but could not find a single line
that would even compare favorably with the Kohler ft Campbell Pianos.
Our prices tor new instruments
are from- 1295.00 upwards, on
terms »
Sole representatives of Btelnway,
Nordhelmer, Mason' a Hamlin,
Brinsmead, Autoplano and Kohler
A Campbell Pianos.
The Kent Piano
Successors to
M. W. WAITT * 00.
658 Granville St.
For Reliable Watches
Oo to
H17 obaxtoui ar.
OM1 aaa See OS.
One ot the strikers was stabbed In
two places, no doubt with a stiletto,
or some such implement, carried by
one ot the Italians.
The strikers demanded that these
men be arrested, but only the one who
was supposed to have done the stabbing was taken Into custody.
On Sunday the whole of tne strikers
at Ladysmlth, who were much incensed at the refusal of the police to
arrest all the men Implicated, again
uemanded that the police arrest all
tbe men. This the police again refused
to do.
On Monday morning a special meeting of the strikers was held, at wblch
the men expressed the following:
'Whereas ln the past we have always
done our best to assist tbe police In
preserving order, now that some of
our number have been seriously Injured by strike breakers, and the
police have refused to arrest these mea
Strange to relate, five minutes after
the above had been enunciated as the
future policy of the miners, tbe police
came to the union hall and agreed to
arrest these men,     ■.,
Later Mn the day, the assailants,
named James Marlon, Angela Phillette,
Dan Beno and Dan Nalle, were arraigned before the magistrate charged
with unlawful wounding with Intent
to murder. The caae has been remanded until Thursday, ball being
Soabs Refuse te Stay
  a dosen
Into the mines — ..._- 	
weeks ago, as strike-breakers, have
returned to Vancouver, and one of
them paid The Fed. a visit yesterday.
"All ot the things said of the mines as
to the presence of gas ln dangerous
quantities Is correct," said he. "Two
of my pals got badly burned by an
explosion the other day, so we decided
to beat it while yet possible."
By Arrangements Made Laat January, Victoria and Vancouver
Unionists to go to Royal City.
"In spite of the fact that tbe Trades
and Labor Council haa declined to
participate," says some one ln  connection with the offices of the Vancouver Exhibition Association to the
dally press, "the parade on Labor Day
ln connection with the formal opening of the Vancouver Midsummer Exhibition promises to be a huge sue
In fairness to the Trades and Labor
Council, however, It might have been
stated that at no time has the manager ot the Vancouver Exhibition Association ever asked for the co-operation of the Council.-
Quite true, the Counoll haa had con-
slderable cause for complaint against
the Exhibition Association building
committee, during the paat few
months, when the provisions of certain contracts, let to "foreign" nonunion contractors,, were so openly violated that Aid. Crowe admitted the
Injustice and helped to put the matter
right, but that does-not alter the fact
that the Exhlblion Board haa never
asked for the support of organised
labor in any manner, shape or form.
In fact Manager Rolston has, ln his
own office, specifically referred to at
least three Labor Temple officials as
"snakes ln the grass," and did his utmost at divers times to knock them
and the membership they represent.
But with what object or for what reason The Fed. oahnot say.
If endeavoring to remove some of
the barnacles from the scab Incubator
fostered by Manager Rolston.on the
exhibition grounds Is oause for auch
an outburst of spleen against reputable citlsens and union men ot this
city, and behind their backs at that,
then what the Trades and Labor
Council might have done, If asked to,
Is another question.
Whatever may be said of union of
fleers they are least not guilty of
stabbing people behind their backs.
They ara at all times ready to say
.what they have to say to the persons
they have to say lt about; a lesson
'that Manager Rolston might well
In accordance with an understanding arrived at In Victoria last January the.Trades and Labor Councils of
New Westminster, Victoria and Vancouver nave practically agreed to a
trl-clty celebration of Labor Day alternately at each of these places.
This year the honor'fslls to the lot
of New Westminster, and both Vancouver and Victoria unionists have decided -to join with their Royal City
fellow unionists in making the day recall the old-time days of the old-time
This "in spite ot the fact" that
Manager Rolston and his non-union
"foreign" contractors and crews bad
made other plans.
DMUeatta to that _Mmi? tadae, Tho
•raaalmo Wees—
There's a useless news rag printed
In this little mining town.
We don't care ot Know lta editor,
But judge that he'd part honnil.
We think that he's a mongrel,
And wish for to Infer
That no full-breed could furnish
So contemptible a our.
This organ of corruption tries
The miners to abuse;
It has not lost Its self-respect,
Aa lt hod none to lose.
But to shamefully deceive the men
It lends Its slimy voice,
While it prints dictated letters
Duly signed by Tully Boyce.
The Coal Barons use this map-rag sheet,
A sort of dirty tool,
Aa It's the only paper here.
That's managed by a fool.
'But tho miners are Intelligent,
„^„      .  -    rr —  —'. ,i    And care not for such stuff;
Half a dozen c- tke men who went; They don't pay the least attention
at Cumberland three     To the Herald and its bluff.
But when the striate Is over.
And th'e men have won their flght.
This glow-worm of the managers
Will disappear from sight.
The miners that havo made this town
Well know what they're about,
So that Journal of Iniquity
Can pack up and wt out
The. Labor outlook In South Africa
has become very grave.
On July 28 the Trades Federation,
representing the miners and St other
trade unions, met at Johannesburg to
consider the reply of the government
to the miners' demands. The reply
waa made after consultation with the
mine owners.
It was supposed that the miners
would be satisfied with certain concessions, but tbe Trades Federation
refused to accept them, and Insisted
on all the demands being conceded.
If they are not conceded a general
strike will be declared when opportunity offers.
At present the Rand ts garrison-.
ed by 10,000 British troops, armed
and equipped with Maxims, search.
lights, signalling apparatus, and
camp and hospital, outfit as It for
war with a foreign force.
Under present conditions tbe lot of
the Rsnd miner Is one of utter drudgery. The crushing mills on the.. Reef
sre run every day of the week Including Sundays, and the houra worked are
to all Intents fixed by mine managements as they deem fit Feeling has
been exasperated by the desperate efforts made to prevent the men from
forming a union and to treat Labor
organisation as criminal,
"Poroe No Remedy"
Following Is the programnf"i) In
part, of the new Liberal government
in Australia:
"A naval conference ts also being
urged upon the British government.
Meanwhile Admiral Henderson's proposals reagrdlng the Australian navy
will be generally adhered to.
"Provisions for building warships
locally may be expected, and high
professional advice will be obtained
immediately regarding sites end plans
and proof of work done ln the naval
"Rifle clubs will also receive Increased assistance, aa will also the
scheme of national insurance on a
contributory basis,"
The Indian chiefs of the Llilooet district, at a great gathering of the tribes
there on Tuesday, refused to accept
the medals of Attorney-General Bowser, who was there to present them
In person. They were for bravery and
sevlces to the state tn aiding to capture two Indian outlaws. The six
chiefs would not take tbem, even for
the little papooses to play with, What
will he do with them? Why not present them to tbe Chinese strike-breakers at Nanalmo?
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It is the only range that gives absolute
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No expense has been spared in making
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We.have it in fpur sizes, at these prices:
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We Issue a written guarantee
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Vancouver, B. C.
In Charge of Our Optical Parlors
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•Mlle—rdsStnst     Vsaeouvsr, B.C.
Miners Keep Away
THE strike is still on at tha
* Queen Mine and Silver
Dollar, at Sheep Creak, B. C.
AU working men urged to stay
away until this strike ia settled.
Order Ymir Minim' Union
Keep In mind W. D. IVANS
A Co. If you want to exchange
City Property for a Fatto or
Farm for Olty Property. We
have lots of listers and can offer
the best buys to be found In the
northwest. See us, If we please
you tell others. If wo do not,
tell us.
486 Seymour St
Gee. E. MeCnssaa A. H. Harper
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Offices: 82-S6 Imperial Block
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Repairs promptly executed
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In order to provide for Instructive and enjoyable trips at ratal
which are within the reach of tha ordinary citizen, who, although not
bleated with an abundance of title world'e goodi, deelrea to pet away
from the elty for a half or whole day, the B. C. Electric haa arranged
aoveral special trips at very low rstes.
wiimii nn
vavoovtx* to okxluwaox,
Tickets mav be purchased any
Saturday or Sunday, good to return on following Monday.
Thla trip takes In the delightful run through the South Fraser
Four trains each' way dally.
By leaving the Carrall St. depot
at 8.15 a.m. the round trip may
be made ln a day with a stopover of 6 hours at Chilllwack.
daily uouanoir
xn "loo-tan" nn,
MJM, 91.80.
This trip covers the salmon
fishing and canning on the Fraser.
It Includes Interurban run to New
Westminster, steamer run to
Steveston, and return to Vancouver over Lulu Island Ry.
The party Is accompanied by an
official guide.
Excursion leaves Carrall St,
station every day at 1 p.m. (Saturdays at 12.50 p.m.)
SEYMOUR 5000. "— ~~


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