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The British Columbia Federationist May 23, 1913

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Will Arrive ia Vancouver Next
Wssk to Assume Duties of
New Crested Office.
Upon Arnold F. George, the newly
appointed Inspector of employment
stents, who will arrive In Vancouver
within a fortnight to assume the
duties of his office, will devolve the
responsibility for the enforcement of
the recept order-in-council governing
employment sgencles, referred to
edttorally ln this Issue ot The Federatlonist.
Under dste of May 7, J. H, MoVety,
acting secretary of Vanoouver Trades
and Labor Council, addressed a letter
to H. H. Stevens, M.P. for this riding,
as follows:
"In this morning's paper'I notice
that an Order-ln-Council has been
psssed, dealing with employment
agencies, or at least such employment
sgencles as deal with Immigrants.
As I read this article, whloh I en-
plose, this would appear to be a very
estimable piece of legislation and one
that would go a long way towards
stopping the swindle so long perpetrated on all classes or working
men who sre out of employment
During the lsst 13 months I have
listened to the complslnts ot possibly
500 men, many of whom have been
ssnt ss far as Prince Rupert, finding
upon their arrival that there was no
employment, and never had .been, In
some eases the expenses of "going to
the point where employment was said
to be available, and returning, men
bave expended as much as (150 In fare
and expenses, making no allowance
whatever for wages lost while In
Vou have no doubt seen the form
Of contract ' used by employment
sgents, which Is for pure devlllshness,
hard to beat. The only recourse of
men swindled in this manner Is a
civil remedy, a suit for the return of
the tee paid, and for damages, snd
you will readily understand that very
few casual laborers floating around
the country as they must do in search
of employment, can spare the time and
the money necessary to secure lawyers and provide witnesses when the
case Anally comae'to trial, and in the
majority of cases, as a result, the employment agent escapee completely.
We have gone very fully Into some
of these esses with our solicitors snd
with the city prosecutor here, to ascertain If a prosecution for falsa pretences could not be made to lie, but
our sdvToe on every occasion hss been
unfavorable.   .' ,    '
We have attempted to have the
provincial government psss legislation that would overcome the evils referred to, and the representatives of
organised labor In testifying before the
lsbor commission urge that private
employment agencies be completely
abolished, and that that work be handled directly by the provincial government. .
It seems to me that the scope ot
this order-ln-councti Is defined largely
by the construction the courts will
place upon the word . "Immigrants,"
snd If that construction Is sufficiently
broad, practically every employment
agency ln Canada can be brought
under the provisions of the order.
Will be obliged if you will secure
tor bu) a copy of the order-ln-councll
and also of the- Immigration, act, and
whatever Information you can secure
ss to the scope that Mr. Crothers Intends the order to cover.
I have, no hesitancy In saying that
It tha act can be construed to cover
employment agents generally, that
some of those ln this city are due for
a cleansing ln the very near future,
and we will be only too pleased to
assist In the good work."
"How many Orientals are there In
British Columbia?" Is a Question being
asked In many'quarters along the Pa-
clOo coast Just n»w, ln view of, the agitation against land ownership by Japanese tn California, coupled with the
fact that several hundred Chinese are
at this moment scabbing on the strlk.
log coal miners at Cumberlsnd on Vancouver Island and practically every
big industry ln B. C. Is Increasing Its
working forces with Orientals while
thousands, of "British subjects" are
vainly searching for Jobs, with train
loads more being added to the list every week from tne old country.
Soma, time |ast yesr It was estimated from the official census' that there
were 36,000 Orientals tn tbls province
made up of 10,000 Chinese, 10,000 Jap-'
snese, 3000 Hindus and sundry others.
A dally press dispatch from Ottawa
the other day said': ,
"Notwithstanding- Premier McBride's repeated declarations for
a white British Columbia, the revenues of the Pacific province are
profiting more than ever by the
Immigration of Chinese, the numbers coming In during the past.
Jscsl year being greater than ln
any preceding year In the history
of the oonntry.
"Altogether 7745 Chinese, entered, moeHy through Vsaeouver, snd
nearly all to remain In British Columbia, Of these 167 were admitted as students, merchants, eto.
The. remainder paid noil-tax at
3500 per capita aggregating 33,-
348,443, half of which Ib paid into
the British Columbia treasury.
- ''The total Chinese population of
Canada Is now about 30,001), more
than two-thirds of whom sre In
British Columbls."
The Federatlonist has endeavored to
collect a little data on the subject this
week. From reliable sources It Is estimated that the number of Chinese in
B. C. hss lncressed to,at least 85,000;
the number ot Japanese remains about
the sams, Inssmuoh ss only 400 per
yesr are supposed to be allowed to
land on these shores, ss the result ot
an "understanding" arrived at during
Mackensle King's regime ae minister
of labor at Ottawa. The Hindu population has lncressed to at least 6000,
while 'every other variety of the species Is well represented and their
number Is helng rapidly augmented by,
unscrupulous railway contractors.
The Federatlonist appreciates the
fact that the exclusion of the. Orlentsls
nr any other peonies wtll fall to solve
the International labor problem. If
the work Is not actually done In Canada it will be performed In China or
Japan, oa the asms sort of machinery
of modem wealth production and the
product Imported bv good, patriot!"
flag-waving steamship lines, without
even provision for precedence by mis-
slons'rlee snd bibles.;.;.'
But st s time when there Is so much
bally rot being palmed off as patriotism and Imperialism lt gives one men-
tsl bellyache to see thousands of Jobless "citlsens" roaming, about while
'our resources" are being "developed"
by Asiatics ln the employ of the patriots. Damned be such hypocrisy. It
would be comedy were It not so infernally tragic
alsHM ky Tuoouvre Tsaass a— labor
ooiuuu lut aMMir h nmaMt.
ansa tat Msmkn of ths Sxwratlve
- OomattttM, vtee J. tmu|h.
That there may be a, federal
general election within the next
two months seems to be the pre-
veiling opinion in Ottawa political circles. .
The Navy BUI, after months
of ragchewlng, got past the commons, all right, but the Liberals
are on top In the dear'old senate, and it is probable that it
may perform at least one useful
service ln Its life by Insisting
thst the question be referred to
what It tantamount to a referendum vote, a position Insisted up.
on by Alphonse Verville, M.P.,
trom the beginning.
Now a veiled threat Is made
by the Conservatives that. If the
Liberal senate forces an election
on the.bill, the old, old skeleton
of "Abolition of the Senate" will
be dug out of the family closet
and—but that's another story.
, -At a recent election held In St.
Louis, Charles Lambert, president
1)f the Building Trades Council,
.wss elected a member of the '
school board', for' a term of six
yesrs. He was the only union man
elected upon this board, and wll be .
of much benefit to organized labor.
In Vancouver Trustee Alyks i*
signed thie week, snd sn election
to fill the vaehney will tske plaoe
soon. \
' Whst's the master with loesl.
unionists, through ihe osntral lsbor
body, taking a hand In It?
School bosrd afislrs during the
psst yesr wsrrartt such action.
. Otherwise there eheuld be no
further   murmuring  snout   petty
graft snd scab-built school houses.
The Federation's! received yes.
terday a copy of an amendment to
- the recent ordeMn-councIl Issued
'by the federal government from
the Immigration department, covering certain shortcomings In tne
original effort to give some measure of protection?to Immigrants,
from unscrupulous and thieving
- employment   bureau  sharks.   It
reads: .   k£;
. Section 14 Is hereby repealed
■ rfnd the following section Is hers-
by substituted In lieu thereof:
"If any person, firm or company,
sngsged In the business of sn Intelligence office, or employment or
Isbour' sgsnoy, and having businsss dealings with Immigrants,
falls to comply with sny of ths requirements of the foregoing regu-
Istions, h* shsli be liable on summary conviction to a. penalty not
exceeding $100.00 and in default
of psyment, to a term of Imprison-
msnt not sxcssdlng thres
months." -
Mr.   Stevens    acknowledged   the
. letter at once and stated that lie
would take up the question with the
Immigration department,
This morning Mr. MoVety received
the following letter from Mr. W. W.
Scott, superintendent of Immigration,
under Ottawa date ot May 17:    i
"Mr. H. H. Stevens, M.P. for Van-
couver city, bae discussed with the
Hon. T. W. Crothers, minister of labor
and acting minister of the Interior,
your letter of the 7th Inst., regarding
the licencing of labor agencies In Canada.
"In order that you may be fully
familiar with the orders-ln-councll, I
enclose herewith six copies ot P.C.
1038 snd P.C, 1064, also copy of the
Immigration act
"With reference* to your remarks as
to the construction which the courts
will likely piece upon the word 'immigrant,' I think I am safe In saying
that no court would attempt to otherwise define lt than lt Is defined In ths
Interpretation clauses of the Immigration act under which the orders-ln-
councll were passed. In this connection I would refer you to section 3,
sub-sections 'D' and 'O' of the' immlgra-
• ton act. Briefly stated, the definition
of 'Immigrant' la sny person who
comes to Canada with the Intention
ot acquiring Canadian, domicile, who
does not belong to the non-Immigrant
classes, and who has resided less than
three yesrs In Canada,
"I am satisfied that a strict enforcement of he regulations contained In
P.O. 1038 and 1064 will have a very
beneficial effect.Jn greatly curtailing,
lt not entirely eradicating, the unfair
treatment which newly arrived Immigrants, more especially Illiterate foreigners, have received at the hands
of unscrupulous employment agents. In
your official'oapaolty I have no doubt
whatever that a large percentage of
the cases of unfair treatment MU
come before you, and I would be
pleased at any time to cause a full
Investigation to be made Into any complaints whloh you may wish to bring
either to my attention or to the attention of Mr, Arnold F. George, Inspector of employment sgents for the
province of British Columbls, who.wlll
enter upon, hie duties there In the
course ot the next   fortnight,    Mr.
Hern Is the story. In a seven-column
head of The Wage-Earner, published In
the Twin Cities: ".
"Professional strike breakers In the
employi of detective agency In full
cherge of the Port Arthur and Fort
William municipally owned atreet railway, by order of the Joint board of
street railway commissioners, backed
by the mayors sad most of the aldermen of the twin cities."
Lives Expressed in Dollsrs*
Mrs. Vincent secured $6000 damages
this week against'the B. C. B. R. Co.
In the Supreme Court for the death of
her husband, who was employed aB a
switchman by the company. He was
caught between "two cars and succumbed to the Injuries he received.
The defense was that of contributory
negligence, but ln this the court did
not agree, dismissing the appeal. Mr.
J. W. DeB. Farris appeared for the respondent, while Mr. 17. O. Phillips acted on behalf of the company ln all
three cases.
Judgment was reserved ln the case
of a man named Williams, who had
been awarded damages by a Jury tn
hla action brought on the grounds that
owing to switching operations by the
compsny he hsd bsen brushed off the
steps of an Interurban car and Injured.
The award of 33000 made by the
Jury In the action of Gentile ve. B. C.
R. arising out of Injuries sustained
by IB a 19-year-old boy who was struck
by an Interurban car whengetting off
a Grandvew car, was sustained.
The seventh annuel'convention ot
the International Seamen's Union
which has been In session ln Seattle
more than a week adjourned Wednesday, after selecting Boston for the
19*4 convention.
The convention decided to make a
vigorous campaign for membership
during the coming year In anticipation of a large Increase ln American
shipping with the opening of the Panama Canal.
In the election of officers Andrew
Furuseth of San Francisco was Reelected president. The executive
board was instructed to send Mr.
Furuseth to the convention of the
International Transport Workers' Federation ln London.
Other offlcen elected were: Vice-
presidents, P. Flynn, V. A. Olander,
Thomas Conway, H. P. Griffin, P.'B;
Gill,. I. N. Hyler, H. N. Lornsten and
B. Steldle; secretary-treasurer, T. A.
Hanson; Walter ' McArthur, editor
"Coast Seamen's Journal;" delegates
to American Federation of Labor,
President Furuseth, John Carney, Earl
Norkauger and P. B. GUI.
Vancouver Typo Union, No. 226
. The regular monthly meeting of Typographical Union,. No. 326, will he
held on Sunday afternoon, May 26, at
2 o'clock. In Labor Temple, comer
Homer and Biinsmulr streets. All
members requested to be present.
lte to roftlsms.
Lscroest Tomorrow!
Tomorrow, May 24, those In Vanoouver who have the price wlU adjourn sn
mssse to the opening lacrosse game of
the Season at New Westminster. Baseball will have to lake "a seat In the rear
for one day at least.
- Pending the time when It will'
be possible for the provinces of
Saskatchewan and Manitoba
unlonlsts'to each form a Provincial Federation of 'Labor, Winnipeg Trades and Labor Council
commends the Idea of the central labor bodies of those two
provinces forming a tentative inter-provincial organisation ot
central labor bodies, In order
that a counter move to the formation of the recent Builders'
Exchange may be made.
Juet why the present provincial executive committees ot the J
Trades snd Labor Congress of
Canada are not utilised for the
some purpose, without the edited
expense of multiplicity of organisation, Is not clear.     .       ,
- h. a. rant,
Who nils Wt* assigned as aususss
agent of Vancouver altotrloal Work-
Onion   (Outside)   and   Is   S
by w. r. Dtfnn.
Only s Joblsss "Immigrant'!
George Deputaut, an Austrian' laborer, walking from Okanagan Landing
to Kelowna, lost his way last Monday. After walking* mile and a half
past Okanagan Center he collapsed
and remained on the road untU today,
when he wae found by a lumber-Jack,
and the police motored down for him.
He had had no water and only a few
soda crackers. He wss brought to
the Vernon hospital.—Dally press
Medicine Hat, Alta. Trades add
labor council is planning the erection
of a labor temple.
Preparations are also being msde
tor the reception snd entertainment
of delegates to the second annual convention of the Alberta Federation of
Labor, to be held In the gas city, commencing the second Friday in July.
Unions Growing in Royal City
The population of New Westmln-
ter haa grown tram 13,000 ln 1910 to
17,178 In May, 1913. The unionists
of the Royal City are keeping pace and
organisation work Is being vigorously
pushed forward by the central labor
body, •
"Prosperity" Assured
During the latter part of 1912, the
cost of living ln the United States was
higher thsn at any other time during
the last 33 years. The bureau of labor
statistics has Just issued a repoit on
retail prices from 1890 to 1913.
Sundsy, May 25—Typographical Union, 2:30; Stage Employes,
8 p.m.
Monday, May 26—Amal. Engineers; Glass Worken; Lathers;
Street Rallwaymen's Executive;
Electrical Workers No. 213;
Teamsters; Bro. of Carpenters,
Tuesday, May 3—Cement
Workers; Sign Painters; Bar
bers; Shinglers; Amal, Carpenters; Bricklayers.
Wednesday, May 28—Home &
Domestic Employees'; Bookbinders; Marble Cutters; Metal
Trades Council; Amal. Carpenters; Street Rallwaymen, 2:30
P.m.; Plumbers.
Thursday, May 29—Retail Employees; Painters; Sheet Metal
Friday, May
Trades Council;
Ssturday, May 81—Nil,
T. V. O'Connor, president of the
International Longshoremen's Association, with headquarters at Buffalo,
N. Y.; accompanied by Pacific Coast,
District President Kesn and Sec
Treaa. Madsen, has been an official
union visitor ln Vancouver during the
week. The officers were here In connection with the signing up of a new
agreement covering wages and working hours on the waterfront, the first
ot IJs kind since 1903.    .
As soon ss the agreement Is formally O.K.'d by the Victoria membership, lt already having been accepted
in Vancouver, the echedule will be
printed In The Federationist most
probably next week, aa It le practically certain of adoption all along the
Pacific coast.
Who says trade unionism Is on the
decline In this territory?
Employers' Viewpoint.
The employers' viewpoint Is possibly expressed In the following excerpt from the dslly press:
''The prospect of another longshoremen's strike, which has worried
the shipping Interests of British Columbia ports for some months, hss
diminished with the result of the conference between representatives of
the B. C. Marine Association and the
International Longshoremen's Association. The meeting resulted tn the
Vancouver men snd the employers
coming to a satisfactory agreement.
Monday, representatives of both sides
went to Victoria, to confer with the
Victoria branches of both associations, and tf the Victoria people fall
in line then the shipping trade of the
port will proceed without a hitch this
summer, ss hard snd fast agreements
as to wsges will be entered Into."
NANAIMO, ■. c; May IS.
.Special to the FsderaUen-
leL)—Strike situation Ultv
ohsnged, companies making
no attempt to work the
nines at Nanalmo, South
Wellington or Jlnglepot
Fske miners' union started
by the soak* at Ladysmlth,
known is Dominion, of Canada Miners' Union. Inform-'
ed that oftfe'sls of eempeny
are acting se officers of this
body; also thst they will
hold a picnic at Dunoens, B.
C, on ths 24th Inst, with
oompsny paying all expsn-
Men' ef Nsnslmo, Jingle-
sot and. South Wellington
completely organlssd snd determined te win this light.
Int. Organiser Farrington,,of the U.
M. W. of A., passed through Vancouver on Monday, accompanied by
Robert Footer, president of Dlstriot 18,
from Nanalmo to the Terminal City,
en route to Fernle, where he win officiate aa one ot the oommlttee to Investigate «the mlxup ln the affaire of
District 18 on behalf ot the International executive board. -
Mr. Farrington says the strike situation on Vsncouver Island la all that
could be desired from the union's viewpoint and that a settlement carrying
with It recognition of the U. M. W. of
A. Is certain.
The sum ot 316,000 haa been appropriated by the International toward
the atrUts fund, per week, and this will
be'ample to give the coal diggers s
much-needed holiday, Premier McBride, now that tye miners are on top,
is anxious to. assist In a settlement,
eiter seven months of. Ignoring. the
strikers' claims of violation of the
coal mines regulation act
All efforts on the part of the coal
operators to horhswoggle the miners
by the formation ot a "Canadian" union have failed, and at a big mass
meeting held' on the "green's last Sunday, the strikers reaffirmed their determination to "stay out- all: summer"
If necessary to enforce their mandate
Other thsn the Orientals working,
contrary to law, at Cumberland, coupled with a few old countrymen recently
Imported, the mining Industry on the
Island Is tied up tight
The big union Is amply prepared for
any kind qj a straggle nesesssry to
win out and st last the sfi-kmgdraaa
of the miners for the establishment of
union conditions is soon to become sn,
accomplished fact.
•'■ President Foster, returned to Nsnslmo Tuesday.
Some .1,000,000 persons sre enrolled
In the Farmers' Educational and Cooperative Union of America and the
American Society of Equity. According to statistics this shows thst shout
29 per cent, of those following agricultural pursuits in the United States
are members of Industrial and economic organisations.
Hssvy on Marx
Bone-head—I heard 75 per cent of
the German srmy are good msrksmen,
Socialist—Sure, the lsst election In
Germany showed that the majority of
the German army must be Marx men,
Bowser's Immigration Hslls
Augmentation of the provincial lockup facilities on the BrltlBh Columbia
mainland was further advanced by the
award yesterday of contracts for new
lock-ups, with residence provisions for
the local constable at each, for North
Bend, Spence's Bridge and Savona.—
Dally press newe Item.
George's sddreSs Is not yet definitely
decided upon, but you will have no
difficulty In reaching him after his
arrival by enquiry of Mr. Malcolm
R. J. Reld, Dominion Immigration
agent, Vancouver,"
We very much appreciate the efforts beini*> made by Vancouver unionists
to create a healthy demand for union-labelled products, but they do not go far
enough. If Vancouver is tulfill its destiny as a great industrial centre is must
have an increased payroll. This is an imperative
necessity. One of the ways this can be accomplished
is by demanding not only unibnjabel goods, but Vancouver-made goods. We are not only justified in
making this request of wage-workers, who wear overalls and shirts, as a part of the present movement
for "local industries," but our goods are the best in
the world's market-for the money. See that you ask
for and insist upon having BUCK BRAND Overalls
and Shirts.  They fulfill every requirement.
1176 Homer Street
Vancouver, B. €.
NANAIMO, V. I.,' May 21.—The situation on the Island remains much the
same ss last week, the men of the various camps remaining soUd and determined to tight to a finish. The
coal corporations and their friends
have had many rumors going, such ss
thst the Washington operators bad
paid the officers of the union a large
sum of money to call this strike, thus
allowing them to capture the markets
hitherto supplied by Vancouver Island.
They also prate shout the amount of
cosl coming from Washington to British Columbls erery day, and tbat ths
financial support promised by the In-
ternaUonal was only so. much talk and
nothing to It.
Notwithstanding sll these sttempts,
made to make trouble snd cause dls-
sentlon tn the ranks, lt Is having no
We have been having some good
meetings of lste, the last one bslng
addressed by Bro, Farrington, on Sunday last, a photo ot which will be sent
The Dominion government have had
an officer of the Labor Department, J.
D. McNIven, here for a few days, '
vestlgstlng conditions. It Is said he
has been'busy working among the so-
called point committee trying to Induce
them to make application for a settlement under the Federal Industrial Disputes Act.
This "Act" Is so good thst st Brit-
tannla mines the W.P.of M. have been
on strike for several months, after
having got a favorable decision under
The premier of British Columbia, Sir
Richard McBride, it Is learned, hss
sent word, since tbe Nanalmo strike
has been In operation (although In an
Indirect way) that he would be willing
to have the Cumberland and Ladysmlth dispute settled by arbitration,
This sfter having been appealed to repeatedly by the mlnere during the
past eight months.
We are having considerable trouble
watching new arrivals from England
snd Scotland, these men having had
the situation misrepresented to them,
In that they were coming to new coal
fields, the cosl companies advancing
their fares, to or. repaid when they
start work.
We have bail several cases tried, before the halt-yearly assises, of men
alleged tn hsve broken tbe law In
Cumberland and Ladysmlth In the
early days of the dispute and slthough
found guilty, sccordlng to tho evidence
given, have suspended sentencee from
on* to three years, provided they do
not break tbe law."
BtnLDnra and common
labobnesjonr roson
Oiw Lew Ohsrtsr; Lass Dm; In-
onissd MembsriUp, SoHdsrtt-f
Md EflWwey.
A Persloa'secretary ot ths Interna-
.ttonal Hod Carriers, Buldlag sad Cms-
n Laborers' Union, 88 State strsst,
Albany, N. T„ hss advised Vsnoouver
local union No. 15 that the exeodttve
offloers have refused to reinstate the -
old local here, No. 3J0. In sn official
.letter to Secretary Trainer, received
this week from International Secretary
Version, the later says:    .
"Yeu will therefore elslm Jurisdiction on sll thst work laths eev-
oral callings covered by year Jurisdiction." ,, ■
This .ruling will clear np several
misconceptions among local unionists
ln the building trades. ' It also moans
that the old Civic Employees' Union,
chartered in the first place as ss A.*.
of L. federal union, ceases to exist
Business Agents John Sully and E.
Trainer are busy lining np new memben and with the above ruling hope
for big things during the next tew
months. The membership of the loesl
has already reached over the 600
mark, with prospects for doubling that
Funeral Privets; No Flowers
The dismantling of H. M. C. 8. Rainbow la proceeding apace at Esqulmsit
snd within ths next two weeks the
"warship" will be handed over to a
watch crew whUe the regular complement of time-eiulred offlcen and blue-
Jackets will soon be on their way hone
to England. -
Will Employ 1,000 Men
The Portland Cement Construction
Compsny Ltd., announces that It will
at once establish sn Immense plsnt
st Elk creek, near Chilllwack, and that
not less thsn 1,000 men will be employed before, the summer Is over. The
ssme company Is operating a big plant
already at Bsmberton Works, Todd Inlet, nesr Sidney, Vsncouver bland.
- Typo Seriously Injured.
Mr. H. G. Barber, a member of Vancouver Typographical Unton, was seriously Injured In a wreck on the C.PJt.
near Calgary yesterday afternoon. Of
twenty-nine passengen more or less
sufferers through the accident the Injuries to Mr. Barber were the moot
serious snd he now lies in the hospital at Calgary ln a critical condition
through a fractrue of the skull.  .
Halibut Fisherman's Union,
___!M &H"nf ..ot the
6111c Coast, wu a visitor In VanemT?
ver during the week. He reports eplen-
did progress In organisation work. - If
ever there was one object lesson is
the benefits tobe derived from organisation the Fishermen's union affords
lt. Froih practically an unorganised
underpaid bunch of nobodies the fishermen have now organisation, agreements with employers carrying Increased pay and better working conditions, a few good, energetic offlcen,
and hereafter they will play their part
In the world-wide movement of organised ' wage-workers.
Longshoremen's Convention
I After four'days' debate over tbe
agreement, proposed by T. W. O'Connor, president of the International
Longshoremen's Association, Involving
cargo handlers of Puget Sound and
British Columbia and employee ot the
Pacific Coast district, the convention
of Longshoremen adjourned st Ban
Pedro without accepting the agreements, says the Lot Angeles Citlsen.
Instead a committee was appointed
to confer further with the representatives of the Puget Sound Shipping Association and the Maritime Asoscls-
Uon of British Columbia, representing
the railroads and steamship companies
snd the stevedores snd contractors,
with power to close a contract tor approximately one year.
The original agreement made last
week by President O'Connor at Seattle
subject to ratlflcstlon by the convention, provided for s period of eighteen
months snd the convention agreed to
accept lt for one yesr only.
The best thing around a woman is
a man.
NANAIMO, V. I., May 22.—The' enclosed photo Is of a big meeting held
Sunday afternoon, May 18, when Bro.
Frank Farrington (International representative, U. M. W. of A.), addressed
the miners and their wives and children.
He put up a splendid talk, telling of
the struggles of the U. M. W. of A. ln
various parts of the American continent, showing how lives had been 'sacrificed In many of these struggles, Including the struggle In West Virginia
which was Just over. He told the Nanalmo miners thst the International
organisation would finance the present
strike and had ordered 315,000 a week
to be sent here for that purpose. The
400,000 miners who were members of
the C. M. W. of A. hsd their eyes on
this struggle on Vsncouver Island,
recognising that our success waa
theirs, and vice versa. It remained for
the miners of Vsncouver Island to put
up the flght snd stand together. All
the financial and moral support In the
world would be of no avail If they
were not prepared to fight to the last
ditch. The applause this speech received, makee us Justified ln saying
the men here are prepared and are
fighting together for recognition of the
union and a general working agreement. They all realize that this light
must be won. If lt wss lost, hundreds
of good union men would hsve to
leave Vancouver Island, which would
mean the breaking up of homes snd
ties which they hold deer and, Mr.
Editor, you can take it from me that
before anything like this happens;
they are going to put up the fight of
their lives. The cry of Canadian
miners' organisations has had lta funny side." The scabs working at the
Extension mines are supposed to have
organised a Dominion of Canada Miners' Union Local No. 15. I am afraid
they made a mistake In the number-
It should have been No. S3.
The agitation here remains the
same. No move as far as can be learned
has been made by the mine owners
to come to a settlement Our slogan
mesne recognition of the union and no
15 per cent. Increase which Is being
talked about to get the men back to
work and then skin them.
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'An epidemic ot suicides," says the
dally presB, commenting upon the alarming number of persons who have
chosen the short route out ot an Industrial hell during the past few weeks
throughout Western Canada.
But after all, It la not more strange
or certain than an epidemic ot fever
where no sewerage system obtains.or
the first principles ot sanitation are not
adhered to, as In railway construction
As a matter of tact there are thousands of unfortunate men and women
seeking jobs, penniless and In many
cases in a strange land and being without money are, needless to say, without friends.
After being turned out by the landlord or boarding house mistress, and
having made a day-after-day diligent
search tor a chance to sell themselves
to a boss on the instalment plan, the
outlook becomes gloomy.
An attack of the "Blues," sometimes
referred to by juries' ss "temporary
Insanity," follows, and the victims
mentally ssk themselves: "Whst's-the
use?" •
To the men lt oftlmes resolves Itself
Into a choice of sudden death or a slow
process of starvation with all that that
Implies.   ■
To the woman lt may mean a choice
between becoming a plaything for
young rich-bloods In a house provided
by society for the selling of their bodies, or death.
Who can know the mental agony suffered by the suicide previous to ths
time when they resolve to end It all?
How many Of us would be too cowardly to face such a-situation'/ ■
In a world dominated by human hyenas and grasping corporations, seeking only to enslave men, women and
children, Is lt .sny wonder there are
On the contrary, Is lt not a seventh
wonder there are not more of them?
If It were not for the bulldog tenacity of tne race perpetuation Instinct
within our kind, especially among the
working class, fewer persons would
.stay with the bitter struggle for existence,       r
Capitalism breeds all sorts.of methods of securing a living, as every police
court and social Institution on earth
amply testifies. Almost every married
wage-worWr ln every Industrial centre
nowadays la compelled to resort to all
manner of means to make ends meet,
from taking In the proverbial "roomer"
to washing dirty linen.
And what the single men and women
do to earn a living Is well known to
every tenant of a modern boarding-
house or apartmet.
A society thst Is fairly rotten to the
core; a soolal: system that breaks up
the home and destroys tls best Intentions and strongest desires to live like
humsn beings csn beget nothing but
the everyday stories of the daily press,
The fount from which It all springs
Is the lsbor market, and so long as men
and women consent to make a commodity out of their very life force—ability
to work, labor-power—the sad story
will be a continued one.
Tbe organised labor movement Is the
one buttress sgslnst the grinding forces of capitalism, and. upon Its growth
and education depends a good deal of
what the future has ln store for mankind.
None can ssve the working class except the working class.
If ever there wss a time for unionists to take a fresh grip and .eter-
mlnedly fulfil their age-long mission
thst time Is now.
Be a live one.
Refuse to suicide!
8. No holder of a license under these
regulations shall, ln addition to the $1.00
fee above mentioned, charge to any Immigrant for transportation to the point
where employment Is to commence, any
sum more than the actual cost of such
9. No holder of a license under these
regulations shall engage for any employer of labor, any Immigrant, unless
said holder of license has in his possession a written and dated order from the
employer of labor seetlng forth specifically the number of men or women
wl)'6m it la the employer's desire to engage, and which written order shall also
Btate tull particulars as to the nature of
the work to be performed, the rate of
wages paid, the rate of board, all deductions from wages, and other terms of
By a later amendment this week a
ruling haB bean made providing for
further penalties, to Include corporations, agents, and ln fact all employ,
Upon application to the local officers ot the federal Immigration department The Federatlonist has been
furnished with an Interpretation of the
term "Immigrant"
It means, Mr. Reed Bays, any person
who has not been ln Canada for a period of three years.
Whether those who have been here
for more than that time can he dealt
with by employment agencies aB heretofore Is not stated.
That the order will, however, provide a means of securing much-desired
Information is certain, Inasmuch as
certain blank books for the use. of
employment sharks are furnished and
will have to be kept in strict accordance with the law.   '
The wisdom of abolishing all muni
clpal licenses of employment bureaus,
leaving the enforcement of the new
regulations ln the hands of the federal
government, Is a step thst might well
be Considered.
We shall see wbat we shall see.
For the protection of "Immigrants,"
who desl with employment offices, the
following federal regulations have
been made by order-ln-councll by the
Immigration Department:       . .
1. Every person, firm or company engaged In the business of an Intelligence
offlce, or employment or labor agency,
and having bualneaa dealings with Immigrants,'ahall flrat obtain license for this
purpose from the Superintendent of Immigration, Ottawa, whioh license shall
be Issued without fee upon the Superintendent being satisfied that the applicant Is duly complying with tho requirements of the Immigration. Act and orders In council or regulations passed
thereunder; the license, unless otherwise
cancelled, shall remain In force for the
calendar year during which It waa Issued, and shall be posted In a conspicuous place on the holder's premises,
2. Such license shall not be transferable, and shall be revocable on written
order of the Superintendent of Immigration, where the latter has been satisfied that the holder Is not complying
with the requirements or the Immigration Act, or of any orders lh council
or regulations passed thereunder.,
4. No person. Arm or company engaged In an Intelligence offlce, or em-
Sloyment or labor agency business shall
y advertisement, letter, poster, verbal
communication or otherwise make false
representations to any Immigrant seeking employment as to opportunities, or
conditions of employmeni, with any employer ln Canada.
' 6. Every holder of a license under
these regulations shall in books provided
for that purpose keep the following records of his business, viz., the full name
and address tn Canada, and home address, If any elsewhere of every Immigrant with whom the holder has dealings; the port and date of the Immigrant's arrival In Canada; the name of
the steamship or railway by which tho
Immigrant has come to Canada: the name
and address of the Immigrant's next of
kin; together with the name and address
of the employer for whom the Immigrant
l.s engaged; the nature of the work to bo
performed; the rate of wagea to be paid,
the rate of board, all deductions from
wages, and other terms of engagement.
6. Such books of record shall be open
at all times to Inspection by any officer
authorized for this purpose by the Superintendent of Immigration.
7. The employment fee chargeablo by
Intelligence offices, employment or labor
agencies for their services in securing
employment for an immigrant shall not
In any case exceed the sum of $1.00, and
such fee shall bo refunded In case tho
Immigrant Is unable Immediately upon
arrival at the place where the work was
represented to be, to secure the promised
employment at the wages and upon the
terms represented at time of payment of
How would you like to be the bust,
neas agent?
We are all poets when we read a
poem well.—Carlyle.
Stay away from Britannia Mines,
Howe Sound, Q, C. The strike Is still
We can sing away our cares easier
than we can reason them away.—
Virtue alone Is sufficient to make a
man great, glorious and happy.—
Stay away, from Britannia Mines,
Howe Sound, B. C. The strike is still
on.     .
' Patronise tbe other, fellow's label
and give him a square deal. Then you
can ask; for one'for yourself.
"No commodity ever brings its full
value at a forced Bale, labor is always sold at a forced sale."
The Label League Is boosting for
the Label House Card and Shop Card.
If you belong to a craft that uses this
symbol of unionism come and Join us
and help boost.
"To merely think beautiful thoughts
Is not enough. The hand must be
ready to bring about the Ideal. Did
beautiful thought ever rid a bow-wow
ot his fleas?"
Reglna policeman ban heen thrown
Into Jail for robbing stores while on
duty. This is not surprising. In fact
lt Is.one of the qualifications for a
thorough candidate for such lobs.
If you want to stimulate Interest
In Jhe label used by your craft you
can never get results by holding back
and waiting to see how your fellow-
man sizes up matters. Come tn and
Join the Label League and help us In
a campaign of publicity,
A railway contractor's Idea of "settling" a strike is to Use sll the sowers
of state and an overstocked labor market to compel the strikers to return to
their slavery under the same old working conditions. Once this Is done the
strike le "settled."   Buret
"When the Immigrants get off the
boats they are usually referred to ss
a '.'healthy, Intelligent looking lot of
new citlsens," but soon as they show
their Intelligence by taking an Interest
ln the lsbor movement, tbey become
Ignorant, discontented and undesirable citlsens."—Colin McKay.
Archibald Blue, chief officer ot the
federal census and statistic office at
Ottawa reports: '*.... .The condition
of live stock remains generally satisfactory being for all Canada, over 90
per oent. ot a standard representing a
healthy and thrifty condition." Whether
this Includes the two-legged variety or
not Is not stated.
"The Irish were slways agitators!"
exclaimed a man on the streets the
other day. Ood bless tbe Irish, then,
Msy thslr progeny Incresse! The world
needs more agitators—Toronto Lance.
Were tt not for agitators we would
still be tilling land with a ahsrp stick
and the limousine would not be replacing the rickshaw,
I once knew a man .that bore the
nsme of "Union Bill." Everything that
he wore hsd the label- and he was
proud of tt. Ons day he went swimming and a tramp stole Bill's pants
and left a pair of overalls ln their
place. When Bill saw what happened
he examined the overalls but could
not flnd the label. He wslted until
dark and went home In t barrel—A
Macdonald, Vancouver Bartenders'
It Is so sasy to employ union labor
that no condemnation can be too
severe for the man with a card In his
pocket who employe non-unionists, yet
this is precisely what you do every
time you purchase sn article which
does not bear the union label. This
Is Bound reasoning, there can be no
doubt of that. ' Demand the union
label.—Frisco Clarion.
"To ask unions to Incorporate Is to
ask us to disarm ourselves entirely
and stand nsked to the whips of cor-
poration lawyers. Then we would have
to hire lawyers Instead of walking delegates, and no union tn existence
could raise money enough to pay them.
Why does not the Stock Exchange Incorporate? Because they do not dare
to. We dare, but we don't need to,
for the labor movement Is a sure winner at It Is."
The federal elections In Australia
are scheduled for May 31. Both the
Liberal and Labor parties have their
full quota of candidates In. the Held,
and the contest ts being waged with
daggers drawn, Under the provisions
of the commonwealth election act,
passed by the dominant labor party,
all press articles dealing with political
matters must be signed by the writer,
a condition that seems to have peeved
the paid hacks of the employers'
press, who much prefer the obscurity
they would be so deserving of under
any other circumstances..
Jimmy Simpson's smile Is one of the
best assets possessed by the organized
labor movement In Canada. It even
spreads to the news columns of the
Industrial Banner, published at Toronto. Here are a few excerpts from
last issue: ''The world needs your,
smiles," l'fjet busy with gladness."
"Spread the happiness." "Plaster the
sunshine on thick; let everybody have
a taste of lt." "Slip the car conductor
a smile." "Be. the merry boy." "Be
cheerful, It won't hurt your liver."
"Get the bile out of your system."
"Try it, it's*- good dope." To know
Jimmy Is to see him smiling. How
could one forget It'?
• A Vancouver Jury recently awarded
Bert Hltchln a Bum of 112,000 as
"compensation" for Injuries received
ln an elevator accident at the British
Columbia Sugar Refinery works. Hltchln had his spine broken end Is a
hopeless cripple. Ae might be expected from the record of the refinery
towards Its employees, the verdict has
been appealed against and lt there Is
any way the poor devil can be beat out
his Just due, it can safely be left to
B. T. Rogers, whose every dollar
drips with the'sweat and blood of human slaves.' How such a monster can
sleep nights Is beyond the comprehension of any one with a drop of tho milk
of human kindness coursing his veins.
His castle would prove a nightmare to
a hyena.
In every corner of the United States,
strikes are being waged by the discontented, half-starved workers. No sooner
is one strike temporarily settled than
two or three more break out ln some
section of the country. One noticeable
end reassuring fact, which well Illustrates the awakening Intelligence ot
the wage slaves, is that the men and
women are not merely demanding >a
few cents more on their pay checks—
they are demanding changed conditions and shorter hours and they are
all Insisting on recognition of their
unions. This last Is especially marked
recently in strikes all over the country.
It is noticeable that strike^ settlements
are usually for short periods only.
Settlements seem to be resorted to by
the workers merely for a breathing
spell, then they break out again with
renewed vigor.—New Era.
"The ancient and Increasing dream,
as old as the mind of man, as-new as
the unborn future! of a co-operating
and communistic world, providing
equal freedom and choice for all Its
members—the realization of this
dream Is as certain as the continuance of man. The mankind that is
great enough to dream the dream Is
also great enough to fulfil lt; to translate It into daily and universal fact.
And near Is the hour of possible fulfilment. Man Is cramped and stifled by
his present intolerable conditions. He
Ib breaking down the bars of his manifold prisons. He Is demanding breathing room in the universe. The soul is
spreading the wings ot an Immeasurable expansion. And It Is possible,
when we waken from our political
delirium, from our Industrial Insanity,
from our fanatical unfalth In freedom
—when the stain of history la washed
Sway and the cleansed and upstanding
soul discovers Itself—lt Is- possible
that we shall then be as much greater'
thsn what we now are.as what we now
are is greater than the ancestral ape
of scientific dogma. *s V
thlB becomes apparent. Other .better
ways are suggested. Why not support
the mothers' attempt to support, the
child, and so keep.the family together?
The Idea appeals, and the movement
to put it Into practice In a- systematic
was grows apace.
If Mothers' day has had any mental
effect on those who have given it
thought, it must have Impressed the
Idea of the Buper-value of motherhood.
The common sentiment of the case
is less important than the common
sense. If motherhood be of sucn value,
and no one would have denied lt yesterday, there ts every reason why ft
should be guarded and Its mother-child
bond remain unbroken. The mother
must be helped to play the part which
no one can do better. In fact', the
mothers' pensions scheme Is simply
the beginning of a greater movement
to give all possible assistance to all
mothers. It Is time it began—Ottawa
"Prosperity snd Its Concomitant"
On one page of the Capitalist Tress
one sees reports of the vnpsrnlloj
prosperity of Canada; on another one
m find 'he following:
"Young .Englishman, apparently ln
financial straits, ends life with revolver shot—Epidemic of sulfite. As
the deceased was evidently without
money, the theory of the police Is that
hi1 li:ul becuroo' despondent and took
this mesne of ending his earthly
troubles. According to the police and
coroner, hardly a week passes but they
are called upon to take charge of the
remains of some unfortunate who haB
tired of life and has taken the easiest
means of ending It. The lost case was
only last Monday, when Albert Small-
wood took his life in a Japanese rooming house."
Comment Is needless!
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Says the Ladysmlth Chronicle:"With
the slump In real estate, the citizens
ot Vancouver are returning their attention to the establishment of Industries: Vancouver haB now discovered
that the people cannot live on real
estate alone; ln order to have permanent prosperity there must be a'payroll. The city has now a, large population, but there are'not'enough Industries to maintain a city of one-tenth
its present number of residents. There
are many towns of 12,000 to 15,000 In
Ontario that produce more than the
city at the gateway of the Pacific
coast. If the business Organizations
of .Vancouver succeed In Inducing a
large expenditure In industrial enterprises, the. present drop in real estate
may prove a blessing ln disguise."
- Parcels Post For Canada
Implementing his recent declaration
In the house of commons in favor of
the establishment of a parcels post
system in Canada, Hon. L. P. Pelletler,
postmuster-general, has Introduced a
bill into parliament, providing the necessary additional -machinery for the
Introduction of this system.
Funny how sll the agitators are ignorant, Isn't lt?
ThereMs only one democracy worth
while—Industrial Democracy. One
Republic—the Republic of Labor,'
A civilization that cannot hush the
walls of hungry children isn't worth a
fiddler's dream.
Stay aWay from Britannia Mines,
Howe Sound, B. C. The strike Is still
How the Game Is Worked
There Is nothing so fascinating as
[•the stampede ot a herd of cattle or buffalo, nothing so awe-inspiring as the
sight of a big mogul engine pulling'lnto
a railway station, and nothing so gripping as the noise of the multitude, But
it.Is not In the stampede, not ln the
majestic appearance of a steam engine,
not In.the cry of the mob, that progress to a higher civilization Is made.
The voice of Sir Wilfrid Laurler crying for the endorsatlon of the Canadian
people of his navy policy may echo and
re-echo In the big arena, and listening
thousands may go frantic ln their
praise of his eloquence and portly bearing, but such demonstrations are but
the symptoms of that Insanity which
racts to the detriment of the human
race and turns back the wheels of
progress ln the ruts of reaction.
The working class of Canada cannot
afford to be Mindly led by the eloquence of a Laurler or the reasoning
of a Borden on the navy question. The
logic of events speaks more eloquently
and convincingly than the speeches of
the Laurlers or tbe Bordens On that
Important Issuei Blind partisanship
has Imposed burdens on the shoulders
of the working clsss In England.and'
Germany, and blind partisanship will
do the some In Canada If the workers
are not alive to their own Interests.
When.lt Is realized that $30 out of
every "(50 raised for revenue purposes
tor the United Kingdom goes to the
maintenance of the army and navy,
and when it Is realized that, fifty per
cent, of all the wealth produced by the
workers In Germany Is devoted to support their military programme, there
should be a lesson for the Canadian
workers to learn and profit by.
To realize the Importance of this
fact would be enough to convince those
who work for wages that their interest
do not lie ln the endorsatlon of the
Laurler or Borden policies, but In the
approval ot the decisions reached by
the great organized working class of
the world against war and all that can
be associated with lt lu the manufacture of Implements of-destruction.
War has been placed on a purely commercial basis, and the making and
selling of armaments Is carried on
today Just the same as the making and
Belling of other commodities; The
makers are exploiting all markets independent of national boundary lines;
with the hope of making a profit.
When the working class vote tor a
Canadian navy, or the appropriation
of (35,000,000 toward an Imperial
navy, they are merely Joining hands
with the big capitalists who have their
money Invested in the navy and firearms Industries to perpetuate the sys
tem that makes life a burden and tho
destruction of reel and .genuine patriotism a certainty.—Industrial Banner.
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106—Meeta third Tuesday In every
month, ln Room 205 Labor Temple.
President. F. J. Milne; vlce-prealdent, R.
Ferry; secretary, George Mowat, 615
and Iron Ship Builders and Helysrs
of America, Vancouver Lodge No. 1P4—
Meets flrst and third Mondays, 8_p.m.
President, F. Barclay, 158. Cordova East;
aeeretary, A. Fraaer, 1161 Howe Street
Labor Council—Meeta every second
and fourth Wednesday at 8 p.m., In
Labor Hall. President R. A. Stoney;
flnanclal secretary, J. B, Chockley; fen-'
oral .secretary, B. D. Grant, P. O. Box
884.   The publlo Is Invited to attend.
Meeta flrst Tuesday each month, 8
p.m. President, Geo. Gerrard; secretary,
Robert J. Craig, Kurtu Cigar Factor);
treasurer, S. W, Johj-son.
British Columbia Division, C. P. System, Division No. 1—Meets 10:80 a.m.
third Sunday ln month, Room 104. Looal
chairman, J. F. Campbell, Box 482. Vancouver. Local sec-treas,, A, T. Oberg,
Box 482. or 1003 Burrard street
621 (Inside Men)—Meet every Friday Room 206 8 p.m. President S. 8.
Duff; recording secretary, L. R, Salmon;
treasurer and business agent, F. L. Est-
InarhauMen, Room 202.   Sey. 1848.
{tenters, Looal Union No. 1888—
s every Monday, 8 p.m., Labor Temple, corner Royal avenue- and Seventh
street. President M. C. Schmendt; aeeretary, a. Walker, Labor Temple, New
Westminster, B. O.
ASSOCIATION, No. SB x 52—Meetti
every Friday evening, 188 Water street
President G. J. Kelly; secretary, Thos.1
Nixon. 138 Water street
ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:16 p.m.
President, Chaa. Mattinson; recording
secretary, J. Brookes; flnanclal secretary,
J. H. McVety.   Sey. 8860.   _       __
Union, Local No. 145, A. F. of M.—
Meeta second Sunday of each month, 640
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; financial secretary, D, Scott; treasurer, I, Tyson; business agent & R- Still. Phone
Sey. 1514.  t	
Decorators', Local 188—Meet every
Thursday, 7:80- p.m. President H. Murry; flnanolal secretary, F. J. Harris,
1668 Rob-ion St.; recording secretary,
Skene Thompson, Sub P. O. No. 8, Box 8;
business agent, W. J. Nagle. :
Branch—Meets second Tuesday, 8:00
n.m. President, J, Marshall: correspond'
ing secretary;* Wm. Rowan, Box 1047;
financial secretary, K. McKensle.
Meets flrst and third Thursdays.
Executive board: H. C. Benson, president; W. Manson, vice-president; J. W.
Wilkinson, general secretary. Room 210
Labor Temple; Jas. Campbell, treasurer;
W. Foxcroft, statistician; J. Sully, ser-
"geant-at-arms; F. A. Hoover, V. R.
Midgley, W. R. Trotter, trustees.
Directors:    Fred A.  Hoover. J.  H.
McVetVj_ Jamea Brown, Edward Lothian,
James Campbell, J. W. Wilkinson, R P.
Pettlplece, John McMillan Murdock McKenzle, F; Blumberg, H. H. Free. Manag*
Mothers' Pensions
As an afterthought to Mothers' day,
attention may be called to the movement to pension mothers in poor circumstances, and so avoid the necessity of taWng her ohlldren away from
her. Aa ts well known, there are many
such cases today. The father dies or
nbnnrions his family, and the mother
le left with children to support. Often
she finds herself unable to do so.
Charity Is called In, and has. thus far
been usually able to do nothing bo'
ter than to separate mother and child,
caring for the latter while the former
cares for herself.   The evil effect of
ing director,
Sey. 6380.
ALLIED  PRINTING   TRADES   COUNCIL—Meeta 2nd Monday in month.
President, Geo. Mowat; secretary, F. R.
Fleming, P.O. Box 66.
penters and Joiners—Room 209.
Sey. 2908, Business agent. J. A. Key;
office hours, 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
Secretary of management committee,
H. MoEwen, Room 808, Labor Templo.
Branches meet every Tuesday and Wednesday ln Room 802.
tloners' Local No. 46—-
Meets second and fourth
Saturdays, 7:80 p.m. President J. Klnnalrd; nor-
responding secretary. VV,
Rogers, Room 220, Labor
anclal   secretary,   P.' Robin-
second Thursday, 8:80 p. m. Presl
dent C. Hald; recording secretary,
Geo. W. Isaacs; secretary • business
agent, C. F. Burkhart, Room 208, Labor
Temple. Hours: 11 to l; 5 to 7 p.m.
Sey. 1776. ._	
flce Room 208 Lahor Temple. Meets
flrat Sunday of each month. Preaident,
Wm. Laurie; flnanclal secretary, A. MacDonald, Room 208 Labor Temple. Phone
Seymour 1764.
ers' Union, No. 88, of Vancouver
and Victoria—Meets second Wednesday
of each month, 4 p.m., Labor Temple,
President, Chas. Bayley; recording scc-
retary, Chris Homewood, 249 13th Ave.
Employees, Pioneer Division No. 10!
—Meets Labor Temple, second am*
fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m., and flrst
and third Wednesdays, 8 p.m. President,
II. Scbofleld; recording secretary, Albert V. Lofting, 2686 Trinity Street;
flnanclal secretary, -Fred A. Hoover, 2409
Clark drive.   / '
■. O.
second and fourth Thursday of eaoh
month in Labor Temple, corner of Royal
Ave. and Seventh St, at 8 p.m. President J. L. Hogg, Hankey Blk., Super-
ton; Secretary, A. McDonald, 881 Royal
Ave,, New Westminster.
PLUMBERS' and STEAMFITTERS' Local 496—Meet* every seoond and
fourth Friday of month In Labor HaU,
7:80 p.m. President, D. Webster; secretary, A. McLaren, P.O. Box 956, New
Westminster, B. C.
Labor Temple, New Westminster, corner Seventh street and Royal avenue,
every second Sunday of each month, at
1:80 p.m. President P- Paulsen; secretary, S. W. Jameson. Visiting brothers
raves bumbt, b.c.
Union No. 418—Meeta last Sunday
ln month at Carpenters' Hall. President, Glenn Searle; secretary-treasurer,
W. D. Black. P.O. Box 848. 	
Western Federation- of Miners—
Meeta Sunday evenings, in Union Hall.
President E. A. Hlnes; secretary-tress-
urer, M  P| Vllleneuve, fomberley, B.C.
No. 2888, U, M. W. of A.—Meets
Wednesday, Union Hall, 7 p.m, President Sam Outhrle; secretary, Duncan
McKensle, Ladysm'.th, B. C.
—Meets every Sunday In Dlstriot
Offlce, Vendome Hotel, at 7:80 p.m.
Arthur Jordan, - recording aeeretary,
Nanalmo, B. C.
Western Federation of Miners-
Meets every Wednesday evening, In
Miners' Union hall. Band and orchestra
open for engagement Theatre for rent,
President, Sam Stevens: secretary, Herbert Varcol, Box 421. Rossland, P. C.
Union, No. 101, W. F. of M.—Meeta
.every Monday at 7:80 p.m. President,
ueorge Gas tell: secretary, Frank Campbell. Box 26, Trail, B.C.
al Local 897—Meets every Wednesday, 8 p.m., Room 201, Labor Temple,
Financial secretary, E. Prendergaat,
Room 216. ■
—Meetings held flrst Tuesday tn each
month, 8. u.m. President J- T. Ellsworth; recording and corresponding secretary, W. W. Hocken. P. O. Box 60S;
financial secretary, L. Kskely, P. O. Box
TILE LAYERS' AND HELPERS'. Local No. 62—Meets flrst and third
Wednesdays each month, 8 p.m. . President, J. Kavanagh; seci-etary, E. A, E,
Morrison. 1759 Eleventh Ave. East
Meets last Sunday each month, 2
p.m. President, A. E, Robb; vice-president. A. H. England; secretary-treasurer,
R. H. Neelnnds, P.O. Box 66.
VICTOmiA, B. 0.
Council—Meets first and third Wednesday, Labor Hall, 731 Johnson street,
at 8 p.m. President A. Watchman, aeeretary, L, H, Norris, Labor Hall, Victoria, B.C. '	
Union.—Meets flrst Friday in each
month, 8:80 p.m'., Labor Temple. W.'E.
Walker, business representative, Offlce:
Room 203, Labor Temple. Hours: 9 a.m.
to 10:30; 1 p.m. to 2:30 and 6 p.m. to 6:88
p.m. Competent help furnished on short
notice.   Phone Sey. 3414.   .
tera  and Joiners,  Locai_ No.  61?.—
Hams, 305
TV. Desl el,
Sey. 1380,
Temple: financial secretary, G. W. Wll-
16 Labor Temple; treasurer, Li
'   806 Labor Temple.    Phone,
and.Joiners, South Vancouver Nn.
1208—Meeta Ashe's hall. Twenty-first
and Fraser Ave,, flrst and third Thursday of each month, 8 p.m. President,
W. J. Robertson; vice-president, J. W.
Dlckieson: recording secretary, Tfios.
Lindsay, Box 86, Cedar Cottage; financial secretary, J, A. Dlckieson; treasurer,
Robt Lindsay; conductor. A. Conahor;
Warden, E. Hall.'
WORKERS' International Union,
Local 97—Meets second and fourth Friday, Labor Temple, 8 p.m. President,
/. A. Seeley; secretary, A. W. Oakley,
738 Bemlln Drive, phone Sey. 689,;
—Meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m., Room
807.   President, James Haslett; corres-
Sending secretary, W. S. Dagnall, Box
3;  financial   secre*        "
business  agent, W,
nh.   Sey: 8799.
secretary,  F. "ftVBrown";
S.  Dagnall,  Room
b SIS.—Meets Room 301, every Monday
8 pm President, Fred. Fuller; vlce-
oresident, Geo. B. Moulton; recording
secretary, A. F. Gibson, Labor Temple;
flnanclal secretary, Robt. Robinson;
treasurer, Harold T. Johnson; bualnens
agent H, A. Jones, Room 207, Labor
penters and Joiners, Viotorii
Branch. Meets every Thursday, 8* p.m.,
Labor Hall, Johnson St., Victoria. Business Agent, R. Simmons, Offlce hours,
8 to 9 a.m.. 1:30 lo 2:80, 4:30 to 6:30
p.m. Secretary, A. E. Wrench; office
hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 to 5:80
p.ml; phone 2668. P. O. Box 770, Victoria, B. C.
Socialist Party Directory
C. Meets every Tuesday at J:S0
.;.m. in the Sandon Miners' Union Hall,
Communications to be addressed Drawer
K, Sandon, B. C.
68, S, P, of C—Holds Its business
meetings every flrst Sunday in the
month, and educational meetings every
third Sunday in the month in Room
211, Labor Temple.
every Friday at 8 p.m., ln Miners'
Hall, Nelson,' B. C. I. A. Austin, Secretary^	
for business and propaganda every
Tuesday at 8 p.m. ln Dominion Hall, Pender St. Public meetings lh Dominion Theatre, Granville St., Sunday evenings, Secretary, o. L. Charlton, City Market,
Main street
Easy times often account for hard
i"r r___m\3;
l^Sh OfAmemca  ^ci<r
Short Lessons in ,
Are You Using Carbon Lamps for Lighting?
' Do you know that Tungsten lamps give three times
the amount of light obtained from a oarbon lamp
?ith the same consumption of current?   *■>
Would it not bo advisable for you to secure this improved form of lighting?      '
After you have considered the above queries Visit our •
salesrooms and ask the lamp counter clerk to demonstrate the difference between the Tungsten lamp aiid
the ordinary carbon lamp,
For the oonvenienoe of our customers we
oarry a full lino of Tungston lamps of an
v. approved type in stock
Carrsll snd
Hastings Street
1188 Granville St.
nesr Davie .
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-   '     ' '  :	 FRIDAY.;.,. MAY 28, 1913
New Middy Bloom
We show am exoellent range of these popular models
for girls of 8 to 16 years of age. Von will do particularly
Well to see them if you require anything in that line. For
style and quality represented, the'prices are decidedly
moderate. Vote these:
Middy blouses in white,
with navy, scarlet and
. saxe blue collar and
cuffs,  and laced with
i cord td match, at....$2.00
Middy blouses with detachable collar and
' cuffs; 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 navyt saxe, blue or
scarlet; at --. :........ .;:■..„ : .—..Sa.50
ftotdim Irpftafe, tomtfeb
575 Gramtlle Street       Vancouver, B. C.
Campbell's Clothing
Is Made to Wear-and It Wears'
Our Special
______ CHAMBERS pKr
Clothing Mi
usTmafl it. w«m
■etwees Abbott sua OsrrsU.
Charming Assembly of New Spring Suits for Women
The most bewitching styles that ever a spring has seen are here on
display. Some of them in our window today. The unusual beauty of
these new spring suits is in a great measure due to the superior quality of
materials, perfect workmanship, and colors, which make them the moat
„..„.... .._         .**.__._    practicability la the great feature
attractive suits we have ever shown.
of these garments.   They are designed ln the.newest; and most up-to-date
styles; smartly tailored, daintily finished and most becoming to all women.
A Few Distinctive Models Are Briefly Outlined Here
Smart navy tailored suits, of fine
French serge with semi-fitted
coats, notched collars and revers.
The coats are cut with either the
new straight or cut-away fronts,
with breast pocket and lined with,
grey satin. Skirts are In two-
panel styles, showing new side effects. Price 903.00 and 930.00
Handsome suit of light grey
Bedford cord. The coat Is cut on
straight lines with two-button fastening and rounded front, coat collar and black satin revers, three-
button fastening, lined with
grey satin. Neatly cut skirt,
showing pleats on side gores.
Price ™ 939.00
Dressy tan suit, made of the new
plplin material. The coat shows
cut-away front-and fancy shaped
back, collar, and cuffis, smartly
trimmed with cream and brown
Eponge, two-button fastening,
lined with tan messaline. The
skirt is made with high waist line
and new wide, front. .Price 940.00
Fancy black and white Bedford
cord suit. The coat has a slightly
cut-away front, fancy shaped collar and blac ksatln revers, three-
button fastening, tailored sleeves
with fancy cuffs, lined with grey
satin.' Four-pieced skirts with
panel front and back. Price 930.00
Stoves MP Ranges
Mount Pleasant headquarters tor Carpenters' Tools
and all kinds of Builders' and Contractors' Supplies .
Padmore's Big Cigar Store
IS. rirrore TOBACCOS
at the Labor Temple Cigar Store and Newstand
"The Smiling Scotchman on the Job"
Honest snd Artistic
The most scientific and
Open from 9 s.m. to 6 p.m.
602 Hsitings Street West
1} Operates by ths latest, most scientific snd psinless methods'
Specialist in Crown, Bridge, Plate snd Gold Inlay. Work
Hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
British Columbia Land
Splendid opportunities in Mixed Firming, Dairying
Stock and Poultry
British Columbia Grants Pre-emptions of
' 160-Acres to Actual Settlers at
TERMS: Residence on the Isnd for at ieait
two yesrs; improvements to the extent of $2.50
per acre; payment of $40 at the end of two
years, and the balance of $160 (i.e. $120) in
3 annual instalments of $40, with interest at 6%
; For Further Information Apply to
Deputy Minister of Lands, Victoria, B. C.
,- Bureau of Provincial Information, Victoria
Several montl
the Krupp eipc
the Pesce deleg
the publicity
scheme of cone:
of nations' dlsp
terview was giv
ing dallies ln
reading, and rea
therein will be
of the situation
most suggestive
tbe'door leadlh
The reference I
for war" Is pjr
the light of son
Asked by thq.
the navy quest
Mr. J. C. Watt
Trades Congress
be had little syi
of either side a
In reply to th
Empire, and ev
did. not think th
world; could bes
lag thoroughly
'Consider, a r
example, Franc
the Illustration
Britain or any
takes the posit!
being able to me
can pes/se be i
measuring the s
and as each see
Ing stronger thi
one increases iti
other mUBt surp
without end. C
on the plea of
war, wher,p the
increasing of a
The next qi
would you adve<
ber of the house
"I would urg
$35,000,000 in d<
certainly; but ii
by the expend!ti
money, secure
ablest and best
organized labor
pean nations as
Canada and the
men, by mear
through, the ai
would wage a
tlon, particularly
classes, Betting'
war and the ca
It would be the
history and gron
the absolutely cc
state to the oo-o
state, to show t
tlon of the Ind
mutual, support i
the individuals <
Empire; and th
progress of the
still further exte
of cooperation t
preservation am
tion and uplift <
You believe, t
of every civilize
ly. the working <
Interests, and a
fact will prevent
"Exactly. A l
pie of two or m<
will be as unllk
Canada, for IiibIi
civilized peoples
Inhuman, and de
est good of eacl
tlons at war, a
When the work
nation understa
nothing by war,
lore, self-lntere
that makes for
type of human
them the utter f<
tlclpatlng in, or
butchery of any
place, even if it
name of war, C
has a glorious <
the mother count
by spending $30,(
of peace, such i
Britain's enemiei
as a result. 1
measure of assk
tion of the matlu
Empire, let the
the disposal of tl
Congress of Cana
to be spent in t
•ships, and I thin
that within five
formation will ha
Instead of an ar
would be devotlni
tlvatlng the arts
all the benefits' f<
Thus would our
afforded the best
tlon. If Canada
pressed desire foi
pare the way for
the world's peaci
ment lead the.w
Intimated, and the
during monument
Canada will be er
ln the hearts of
Mr. Watters gli
sion of being ver
and, after leaving
tone of his conv
the mind, stlmulat
convincing one th
staggering In Its
able and would
suits he predicts,
scheme, more or I,
tdopted by some
clety. l
With Jobs fo
According to He
"Greater" Vancom
the city proper, Pc
Vancouver, has a. p
Burnaby with a p
brings this total m
The Oi
A new and
comedy triumph c
Boarding House"
scheduled for the
on the new Orphei
seven players ln th
been selected for
talent. The offerli
roar of laughter fi
A tatle euphonlou
"The Arm of the'
ring action corrobc
It fairly bristles
characters of life i
fate. Love, ambl
venge—all furnish
for the audience to
Lohse and Sterll
truly remarkable
mance on tlje high
Among the other i
popular on the new
and Elsie Mynn, t»
Albert Leonard Is
tive dancer who ha
into fame.
Nothing is quite i
rube except two g
Crelghton -Bros, ar
rubes with a wealtl
lal dances and fol- PAGE FOUR
...HAT 23, UU
Money-Saving Prices
House Furnishings
See the Provinoe and World eaoh day for
full particulars
G***tt-s\loj£ue now ready—Out of town oustomera .
can get tbe benefit of our low prices by sending nrfme and
address for » oopy.   A postcard will da
The H. A. Edgett Co., Ltd.
Dept. F, Cor. Cambie & Pender Sts. Vancouver
Miners  Keep Away
THE strike is still on at ths
Quean   Mine   and Silver
Dollar, at Sheep Creek, B. C
AU working men urged to stay
away-until.thie strike is settled.
Obdeb Ymib Minbks' Union
I   For All Occasions  |
For yachting, motor boating,
tramping, camping, hunting, golfing, sailing, fishing, touring, plck-
nlcklng, loafing or working..
T. B.  Cuthbertson
345  Hastings W.   SSO Granville
619 Hastings W. .
137  Cordova Street W.
Basement Hotel Cordova .
Stoves, Ranees, Crockery. Furniture and Household Ooods. -
Fudniture. Moving, Packing
and Storage. " -
Phona Sey: 3748
Furniture Co.
Wide-Awake Furniture
Company, Limited
41 Hastings Street*W.
Phone Seymour 3887
108 Hastings Street East
Agent for   -
: Mo to cycles
Cycles   for   Hire   .
Bxpert Repairing
W. H. Morrison
Phone Seymour 27*4 ' Jf
and Jewelery
Geo. Gi Bigger
143 Hastings Street West
Most up-to-dats Baths In ths olty.
Hot Roomf StSsm Room, Mss-
ss0s snd Swimming Tank. All
Ineludod for Ona Prlos, 11.00.
Hastings snd Csrrsll Sts. .
Pots Bsneroft, Prop.
Mr. Union Man
Here'is the place to
.   buy a union-made
We oarry the largest
assortment of union-
made hats in
STIFF    .
.     TWEED
Leader Exclusive
$2.00 Hat Store
S.W. Corner Hastings and
Abbott Streets
Largest Canadian Retailers of
12.00 Hata    •     ;..
Bow About That Photo
Tou Promised Yonr Friend ?
424 Main St Formerly at 440
Miners' Magazine
Official Organ of ths Western
Federation of Miners "
Subsoiiptlon $1 Per Yssr
isrs' 1
Miners' Magssina 605 Railroad
., Denver, i
, Colorado
In alt countries. Arte for our INVPV-
TOR'd At>V'315R,whicll will tre stnt fre*.
sows* soos aoos roa ssttdo.
SIM tot Ifc   Apply Joaos, UsktbooM,
High-Class Men's Clothing, Furnishings and Hats at
Reasonable Prices
Street Rsllwsy Employees
Magnus Sinclair has been a union
visitor in Vancouver during tbe past
Motorman and Conductor, official
papers of tbe A. A. of L. and E. R. B.
of A., says:
"Q. B. B. Member Magnus Sinclair,
after establishing Dlv. No. 622, Peterborough, Ont., was called to Buffalo,
N. T.', by the International president,
to assist ln organizing the'Buffalo and
Lake Brie Interurban men ln and about
Buffalo. Associated with Vice-President Thorpe, he was successful ln organising Dlv, No. 624, with headquarters at Buffalo, embracing interurban
men running out. of that city.
' "From Buffalo he was dispatched to
Port Arthur, Ont., where preparation
-for a new wage scale Is in progress.
"After lending assistance to the Port
Arthur local, he proceeded to Edmonton, Alta., where a contention had
arisen within the local, which he was
able to adjust.
"He was there dispatched to Begins,
Sssk., from where he reports a new
wage agreement as follows:—For the
first sis months service men, 27 1-2
cents per hour, second six months, 30
cents per hour, second year, 35 cents
per hour, snd to those of two or more
yesrs of service, 37 1-2 cents per hour.
Many other conditions were obtained
in the schedule, such as free uniforms,
a 9-hour service day with pay at the
rate of nine and one-halt hours per
dsy, time and one-half for over-time
and holiday work, time and one-quarter for Sundays and five cents per
hour extra for Instructing new men.
''From Reglna Board Member Sinclair visited Saskatoon, Sask., where he
reports a new agreement providing a
wage scale of 28 cents per hour for
first three months service men, 80
cents per hour for second three months
service men, 32 1-2 cents per hour tor
second six months service men, 35
cents per hour for second year and
37 1-2 per hodr for those of two or
more years of service with sn additional five cents per hour for Instruct
ing new men." .
Concerning Mr. Sinclair's visit to
Lethbrldge The Herald says:
The street car employees of Lethbrldge have decided* to organise; ln
fact the temporary organisation of the
union has been effected. Mangus Sinclair, ths official representative of the
Amalgamated Association of Stree
and Electric Railway Employees of
America, has been ln the city for some
time working to this end. Two meetings have been held during the past
few days.
.Although according to Organizer
Magnus Sinclair, the wages paid ln
Lethbrldge tra lower than those paid
In any city in Canada other conditions
are not too bad and there Is not much
danger.of a,street railway strike occurring on the Lethbrldge system.
No dissatisfaction whatever was ex-
Dressed at either of the two meetings
at local conditions. The men, however,
'•It thst they owed lt ss a duty to
themselves to organise when the opportunity presented Itself In order to participate in the desth. disability or Blck-
ness benefits provided by the organisation.
A temnorary president and secretary
were elected tn sit until the charter
and books of .the organization are received, when permanent officers will
- Organiser Sinclair wss ssked bow
loesl conditions compared wltb conditions in other cities In western Canada.
The wages here range from 25 cents
ner hour tn 32 cents, according tn the
l«n«tlt*of time th» men renmln in the
city's employ. In Rerlna. according to
Mr. Sinclair, the minimum Is 28 <wnts
ner hour and the maximum ts 37 1-2
cents. Tn Reglna. however, the men
are paid for 9 1-2 hours, which Is
equivalent to a maximum of 40 cents
per hour. In Saskatoon the wages are
snnrralmstely tbe snme.ss.in Recto*.
In "Mno«e Jaw the street railway Is
owned by a private comnsnv and the
wave* renee from 28 to 35 cents.   ,
Fdmonton psvs the ssme wages
prnctlcallv as Reglna and Saskatoon.
Thu. nnlv svst.em non-unionised In
Rnshatc'V'Sii end Alherts. Is Cslmiry.
The wares nald there, however, are
also Usher than in Lethbrldw. The
minimum Is 26 cents and the.maximum
Is 86 cents' Tn Csltsry. however, pnv
msn who will nermlt himself tn he
■worn In as a soeclnl nnllce constable
receives two cents ner hour more thsn
he otherwise would,
SnesMng of the proposal of the loesl
employees tn ormnlse. Mayor Hardle
vesterday stated thet he had not com.
nsred the w»<ws nald In. T^HthrMse tn
those paid elso^ho'e an* d'i* not cere
to express anv opinion until hs knew
more about the matter. '
Half Holldsy for Letter Carriers. '
Winnipeg Letter Carriers are circulating a petition for signature by the
business Urns of the city in favor of
the Saturday afternoon holiday during
the summer months, says The Voice.
The petition Is being largely signed'
snd will be forwsrded to Ottawa.
Durlhg these months very lev business houses sre open on Saturday afternoons and the carriers contend that
no inconvenience would be experienced
by the Saturday afternoon mall being
delivered on Monday morning, as otherwise It lies untouched ln the office
of the firm. .This claim appears to be
substantiated by. tha numerous signatures that are Ming scoured.
At the regular meeting ot the Association held on Tuesday evening, lt
was resolved to request the Dominion
government to make a speclsl appro
nrlatlon for tha purpose of increasing
ths psy of the letter carriers, particularly In the West.
It Is claimed thst the need for this
Increase Is proved by a tabulated
statement regarding the Increased cost
of living whloh is furnished ln the lsst
Issue of the Labor Oasette. Copies of
the resolution were telegraphed to
several csblnet ministers ssklng thst
the Increase be made Immediately.
An Ottawa dispatch yesterday foreshadowed an Improvement In the condition of Canadian letter carriers in
respect to their salaries Ib under consideration by the government and this
ts the measure hinted at by the postmaster general. The postmaster-gen-
eral would not go into .any details
pending a final decision of the matter
In council, but It Is known that an Increase to this class of public service
Is being considered.
"If a bad man entice you and say:
'Come, let ns take what we have produced, let us do away with robbery,
let us build a civilisation such aa our
fathers never knew,' turn away trom
him, refrain thy foot from his pathway
snd walk not In his council, for Ideas
will permeate your foaslled head and
you will bring about your freedom,
which would not please your masters."
Clgarmakers' Union No. 357
Aside from the direct benefits such
aa shorter hours of labor, higher pay,
etc., a working map secures from belonging to a trade union, are the beneficiary benefits psld to members ln
times of stress. The non-unionists as
a whole are not aware of the many
benefits paid by labor organisations.
They have an erroneous Idea that after
paying the weekly or monthly dues,,
that that is tbe last of it. To show
that such Is not the esse, in our organisation the following benefits were
paid during 1912:
Loans granted to travelling members 8     33,118.10
Sick   benefits   ($5   per
week ..„ ,.     204,776.61
Death   benefits   (according to age of card     281,910.21
Out of work beheflte (83
per week         42,911.05
Strike   benefits  85   per
week        12,646.87
Total benefits for 1912..8    655,356.84
Total benefits' paid in
83 yeara 810,784.199.55
Taking everything Into consideration, the benefits of belonging to a
trade which cannot be surpassed by
any society, lodges or Insurance company, If the advantages of being members ot labor organisations were eiven
more publicity, I'm sure more would
loin them.—R. J. C.
Building Trades Council. -
After several months of idleness tbe
Building Trades Council la again doing business with the following unions
United Brotherhood of Carpenters'
District Council, representing four
Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators;
i Structural Iron Workers;
Marble Workera;
Hod Carriers and Building Laborers;
Teamatera' International Union.
A strong committee has been visiting the unaffiliated unions during the
past two weeks, and the early affiliation of those unions eligible to membership Is expected.
The Building Trades department Is
using Its Influence in building up the
council, and with the assistance and
co-operation of all the building tradeB
organisations, lt Is on a fair way to
become once again a strong factor in
the labor movement of Vancouver.
Organise, educate, agitate, Is our
motto, and If the earnest work of the
afflliated organizations amounts to
anything we ought to have one of the
strongest and best councils on the
coast. Olve lt a boost, fellow worker.
If your union is not affiliated, get busy
In your union and wake'em up. You
need Us; we .need you.
B; STAPLES, Secretary.
'     "Rights" of Desd Msn
It has been paid that no man should
Inherit more than 8100,000, a sentiment which has been expressed ln one
form or another' since the dawn ot
time. Under'the Mosaic law all property reverted back to the state every
50 years. Under this system,ho member of the Jewish nation could hold
land longer than time, regardless of
wills or the wishes of deceased.
Blackstone, in his "Commentaries
on the Laws of England," drew a
sharp line between tbe rights of property and the rights of Inheritance by
showing that while a man haa the
right to hold property, when he dies,
society Is sovereign. "When a man
ceases to be," declares Blackstone,
"he ceases to have any dominion, and
If he has a right to dispose of property one minute after hla death he
would have that right tor a million
'•ears, which would be highly absurd.
Lord Coleridge, chief Justice; of England, said: "The right of Inheritance
Is purely an artificial right. Laws of
property,, like all other laws, are to be
changed when the public good requires
it."       .
Men have talked: about the rights of
the Individual" and the "sacredness
ot property." so long.that they have
become- blinded to the collective Idea
that binds us togdther, In spite ot our-'
selves. We Imagine that when a man
dies he can will his property as he
sees fit, just because he haa the right
to dispose of It, without hindrance,
when alive. -r
The opposite Is true. Any authority
on law will tell you that the principles
of. Jurisprudence do not even recognise the wishes ot a dead person. It
has no claims, even though Its views
are resraetej and concurred tn. The
right to inherit property and the right
to will property are not Inherent.
These "rights'* sre only privileged,
conferred on citlsens by the state
(society).—Toledo Union Leader.
The Union Spy
' There is no more despicable creature, not even among the beasts and
reptiles, than the spy who worms himself Into the confidence' of a trade
union membership during the period of
stress and trouble Just preceding or
during a strike. It is the business of
this human Jackal to make trouble
for the detective agency 'which employs htm must earn Its retainer, and
Its tool must report plots and counterplots, and If none exist he must manufacture them, and also, the evidence
to sustain the allegations.'
Unfortunately, ths organised wage-
workers, more especially those having
their employment in the rougher Industries, are peculiarly liable to deception, If the ''operator" is smoothtongued and plausible, .and the "detective agency Bees to it that their vulture haa these attributes.
Referring to "optimism," the Public
says that a great deal of optimistic
drivel masquerades as wisdom. Your
real optimist Is the man who, no matter how hard the knocks, always
comes back happy. Honor be to that
kind of optimist. But there Is a
species of optimist who succumbs not
to logic and knows not reason. You
may demonstrate a proposition to a
rational mind and find acceptance, but
the false optimist sheds demonstrations as ducks shed water, He "comes
back" next day with as crooked an
Intellect as ever. Have Vou met him?
He Is sn arch enemy of progress and
as undesirable a citlsen as any doleful posslmst.
,    A Legal Mstter.
A woman walked Into the office of
the courtroom one busy day and, addressing the Judge, said:
"Are you the Reprobate Judge?"
"I am the Probate Judge, madam."
"That's what I mesn," she continued.     "You see, I have come to you
because I am in trouble,   My husband
was studying to be a minister at a logical seminary and he died detested and
left me three  little Infidels, and I
haVe come to you to be appointed their
Structural Iron Workers
Our membership will no doubt be
gratified to hear of the tremendous increase in our membership in the past
two months. There has been Initiated
in the various locals 705 men In that
period, sad I am Sure that these additional units to our already large
membership will result in a greater
increase of membership this year than
ever before in our history, The~11me
is ripe for a great season of organising,
and with, the enormous Incresse ln the
volume of work for this year, our locals should have no trouble tn organising all the competent men working
at our trade, and this would have the
effect of crippling the unfair employer,
as he csn not, without the aid of competent men, compete wltb the fair employer who employs exclusively members of our organisation, and thereby
always has a supply of competent
mechanics at his command.      "
With the able assistance of -the
American Federation of Labor and the
Building Trades Department, who are
Inaugurating extensive organizing campaigns in the strongholds'of the Manufacturers' association and their allies,
the steel trust and the Erectors' association/to whose efforts we should add
our own, and by our locals affiliating
with all legitimate state and local central bodies the organizing movement
will be of great benefit to the working
class throughout the entire country,
ss only by the combination ot organised labor can we obtain our Just
rights from organized capital, who are
organised not for the benefit of humanity, but to obtain a still greater
share of the products ot the labor of
the working class tor their own per
sonal use.—Brldgeman'B Magazine.
'. Union Label League.
The Label League held Its regular
meeting Tuesday evening, May 20th.
The principal Item ot business before
the league was the report of the committee on constitution and bylaws.
With but few modifications the report
was unanimously adopted. There was
several live issues under discussion,
conspicuous among them being an increase of membership and a committee on publicity. Strange to- say, a
number of locals that use the label
were not represented hy tbelr delegates, In fact for several meetings
past these delegates have.been conspicuous by1their absence. Several
crafts that do not use a label were
very well represented by Intelligent
delegates. Now this Is the reverse
order of things, and a committee was
appointed to wait on the different
crafts that use the label and point out
to them their negligence ln overlooking such an important organization as
the Label League,
S. D. Party convention delegates
speak at Dominion theatre, Sunday
evening, May 25th. Finnish band and
vocal soloist. The. provincial convention la to be held May 24th in Finnish hall, corner Clinton and Pender
Suspicion is the brother to Jealousy.
Its haunts are tn the undeveloped
brain of those who sre limited ln ability and who are self-conscious regarding their inefflolency ln whatever they
be working at.
They are continuously ln fear ot being discovered and. look, upon every
move as an attempt to get them. They
generally take themselves so seriously
that the thought never comes to them
that everybody tn this world Is generally too busy ln taking care of their
own affairs without meddling ln somebody elBe'B business.
There are men who are of the spin-
Ion that somebody Is always trying to
hand them a package, thereby betraying themselves that lt ts coming to
them. It is their conscience that Is
raising the devil with them and they
live ln fear.
One peculiar trait among these pep-
pld is their abusive tongues making
up with, epithets, slurs, Insinuations
that which they lack In ability, accusing everybody and anybody of ulterior
motives snd dishonesty*
This game Is worked quite successfully by some for long periods, hut
eventuslly, like all those masquerading under fslse pretenses, they are
shown up In the lime light and exposed to the world at their true value.
—The Tailor.
"Organised labor Is wielding an Influence upon every public question
never attained before. The world'B
thinkers sre" now beginning to appreciate the fact that the demands of labor mesn more than appears on the
surface. They see thst'the demand for
Work ts not alone one for the preservation ot life In the Individual, hut
Is a human, Innate right; that the
movement to reduce the hours of lahor Is not sought to shirk the duty to
toll/but the humane means by.whlch
the workless workers may flnd the
road to employment; aad that the millions of hours ot Increased leisure to
the overtasked workers signify millions of golden opportunities for lightening the burdens of the masses, to
make the homes more cheerful, the
hearts of the people lighter, their
hopes and aspirations nobler and
broader."   ' /
Gilbert K. Chesterton says that all
of us have said ln some moment of
just sngsr, that the poor were "worse
housed" than cattle, or "worse fed"
thsn sheep. But we ought to remember that freedom Is not satisfied If
they are fed or housed better then
sheep. And If the men are satisflsd
with that—why, the men have carried
their resemblance to sheep a great
deal too far. There Is a great deal
of difference. btwen housing a man
and giving him a house. You.house
s rabbit ta a hutch; but you do not
give him a house. You would be seriously annoyed if you found the rabbit
engaged In flnanclal negotiations for
the sale of his house. And the fact
under all our haty and feverish half
democracy of today Is that, at bottom,
we do not trust men sny more thsn
we trust- fabblts.
Good and Reliable
Alwaya to ha had at the
Imperial Wine
54 Cordova Strbet Whst
Phone Sey. 955
Men's Suits
Spring Wear
In tweeds and serges,
guaranteed hdifco idye,
and guaranteed to retain
their shape. Jfode with
single breasted sacque
•oat, with three button
front arid the Bartlett
patent pocket, which prevent the coat sagging at
the side, and have the popularized seams and double
stitched edges. Trousers
are medium peg-top style,
arid have side buckle for
adjusting the waist measure. They represent the
greatest suit value ever offered.   Special for $15.00
Hudson's Bay Stores
oornzb or a&AHvnj-j. and moboia
"Best Three Dollar Hat on Earth"
Richardson & Potts
417 Granville Street, Phone 3832
TOOLS-Best Assortment in City
Closest Prices.
Satisfaction Guaranteed
If a Tool is not satisfactory to you in every
way, we want you to bring it baok. We will
replaoe iVor return money without question.
Phones Sey. 2327-2328       UI Hastings Street Wert
A Credit to Union Workmanship
Ask Your BARBER For
Quality tha Bail
a. a iiimi romr oo,
., WT ,	
Light and Heavy Morses
and Shetland* Ponies for Sale
646 Hornby St.     Phone Sey. 798
Berry Bros.
Aftnts tor Cleveland Cycles,
"Ths -sterols umt tts Bssatsttss"
Full tins of accessories
nspalrs promptly executed
«t Maa—aaa.a*. a.
yop SUMMER Mil
Should be Tailor-made snd made by Union Tailors. Fine stock to select (rom
FRED PERRY _aho' Te"te Ta»or
Corner, Homer sad Duorawr Simto
Overalls and Gloves
We carry a good stook of Carhartt Overalls, blue.
blaok and striped $1.50
Kentuoky Jean 1.00
, Buok Brand Overalls 1.00
Carhartt Gauntlets, $1.50 - ZOO
H R K. Gauntlets, 75o to - .2.50
Shoes for Servica
'Shoes   for  Dress
Shoae for Comfort
Shoae for Everr Requtremet
We've picked winners in Men's Fall Shoes. We're at the service
of every man who desires the best shoes his money can buy.
WT     OP P    204 MAIN STREET
*  / ?_____^___i        OPPO"'8 *e City HaB
Named Shoes Are Frequently
Hade tn Non-Union factories
no matter what lta name, unless it bssrs a
plain and resdable impression of this Stamp.
All shoes without the Union Stsmp sre
slwsys Non-Union.
B*ot III .Shoe WorKers' Union.
246 Summer Street Boston, Mass.
3. F, Tobin, Pres. , C. L. Baths, Sec.-Treas.


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