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Kf Ubor Dsy Mrtntlm Was •
Marked Buooess, Showing a
•urplttsol 1-7.76.
Btrike Oirtmlar FUad-CVM__tta_
omploymenV-^Jonvantion Boon
Beveral Intereitlnf Items ware die-
posed ot at the meeting ot the New
Westminster Trades and Labor Council held on Sept 10th.    *;
The report ot the Labor Day committee, presented by Del. Dodd, show-
ed a successful day la every particular and a surplus ot 1417.76 to be
turned turned over to tha council.
Tha oommlttee was dlaojarged with
the thanks of the council and Del. H.
Olbb, chairman of the oommlttee, waa
: presented with a handsome charm aa
- a token ot appreciation of bis untiring
' labors whloh what far toward making
the day a success.
The municipal committee reported
the largest attendance ever known at
the meeting ot the city counoll In
support ot the halt-holiday bylaw aad
although Aid. Dodd had withdrawn tha
bylaw;to prevent itl emasculation by
the council, still a victory had been
won, aa the business community had
at laat become wise to tha strength of
the united working claas of this' olty
aad- now realise that they must' do
. something or lt will be done for them,
The committee re Hualclana' chsr-
ter reported having visited tha Vanoouver looal, whore they were royally
treated and raoalved everv assistance
toward securing a local musicians'
Charter, which Is now aa assured fact.
■•''- Many*Unaftffeyeel'' '
Reports of unions revealed the fact
that many mea ara idle, especially In
the building tradea where nearly tke
whole of tha membenhlp la out of
Strike Circular Filed,
Tha referendum vote ssked for by
the B. C. F. of L. wu filed, the majority of delegates taking the stand
that this question should ha dealt with
by the Individual unions.
Del Maiden stated that the B. C, F.
of L. seams to have resolved Itself
Into a propounder ot academic questions and other nonsense rather than
doing any real work tor the workers,
while Del. Dodd said It had coat the
Btreetrallweymen's unton S46 to take
one referendum vote naked for by the
Federation. -.':■;"'.-
The request for a vote on a general
strike of 48 hours as a protest against
the mllltla being used to overawe the
coal miners received a similar fate,
Del. Grant stating that tbe calling out
of the mllltla was not tho essential
point in the question any mors than
the aendlng of Bowser's guerillas Into
the dlstriot and that It the non-enforcement of the law by the.government had been tha Issue placed before
tta council be for on* would have supported any protest they might suggest
' Delegates Glrg, Knutsen Sad Cam-
eron were elected as a committee to
center with the Vancouver Trades and
tabor Council to secure the affiliation
with this council Ot all Vanoouver
unlona having members resident In
New Westminster not* In sufficient
numbers to form a local here.
On motion It waa resolved not to
TheFederatteirist Wants $5,0W^^
the Homes of Vancouver Island
"r.Sfrikeji*;'-r:/ ■
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Unions, Unionists and Friends Given
Opportunity to Express Appreciation
of Valiant Helpmeets.
Tha Federatlonist wants |5£00 or mora from the unions,
unionists and frianda of organised labor with whieh te ohssr ths
homes aiid thl klddlss of the striking minors en Vsncouver
;'•':-*'. ISIand. And Thd Fsdaratlanlst bellevea the amount will be
forthoomlns Inelds of sixty days. If ths blgnsss and liberality
of the iwerkeire of this province exceeds tha amount ssked ss
i. muoh the batter for tha llttt* tote and ths mature. Ii>ver mind
tha big husky ooal minors. * They are well able to take cere ef
themaslvas. But unoovsr your bump of gsnsrosity snd help
Tha Federatlonist to express your appreciation of the women
snd children who are loyally stloking by thslr Husbands and
,'' -' fathars in maintaining.the right of workmen to organlss.
'Make all ohsoks payable to The. B. C. Federatlonist, whloh
will be Immediately acknowledged and deposited In s
bank account, aa "The Klddlss" CliMstmss Fund."
OOTOBli flOtll -   -
\ OWTOT-Hautyr
JXtoigotB fHjMM*'. •»; tha voters'
":vm-X-i'-XXfi;XX°M ■.■'■*'.:'■,'
Monday, Ootobsr: Sth, Is the
last day to gat sn ths provincial
voters' list for tha revision of
Nov. 17th.
-' ."thh*,-*
tisn ^y.rttin
delay to «i/'
'.on., the iia, .■"■*•''
.'. Vhe.aevs.'Aet
llgt of parsons
shall ba suspWdad,..	
tar ths flrat Monday In April and
October af each ''mt)and Court
of Revision .:MMf "(ft the third
Monday of May aiid, Movsmber af
each yesr.
VANTOOTra.TgABBS '*$$^ IABW^WPNOIL AND k;C,.;l^^*Ilf^..6l|t|iB(^t
to vote
The anion mlnen bt Vancouver Island are valiantly fighting the
battles of Labor ta this provinoe.
The suocess of the present struggle for the right to organise will
be tha culmination of a movement as old as the mines, though the lockout ot ltMtt, under Dunsmulr's regime, was probably the first time an
international union, the W. F. of M„ attempted to, establish Itself.
The United Mine Workers pf America were appealed to by the
Vancouver Island miners over two yeara ago to "come over and help us."
They asked not In vain.
With Op signing of-the Jingle Rat agreement a tew weeks, ago tha
U. M. W. of A. placed, Vsncouvsr. Island on the map and thar* to remain,
be the finish Ions or short : -/.
The V. M. W. of A. baa not even had to levy a special assessment
to "carry" the strike roll ot nearly $10,000 per Week. The mites of the
army of 400,000 fellow-miners make tt possible to extend aid to those
moat In need of It It Is net charity. In fact, the general treasury of
tho U. M. W. of A. la Increasing In, slse each month and there am no
Immediate demands looming up which will materially reduce Its thousands Ot dollars toy at- least another year.
.Consequently tbe locked out and striking miners of Vsncouver
Islsnd bava not asked their fellow-unlonlsts In B. c. to come to their
aaslstaace. Insofar as money Is concerned. "'
: But this must not be an excuse for apathy; the kiddles and women
must be remembered at a time when this old* commercialised world
seeks to lire as It should for at least one day.
The Federatlonist, with ltd limited resources, has devoted aU tbe
space possible to the plucky miners and In a measure has been able
to keep the unionists of the con—lent Informed al to events transpiring
from weak to week of the long struggle.
But something more should be done to give the unionists, especially
of B. C ah opportunity to show their appreciation of the valiant fighting
quantise of the minora.       **'*,'
And here la-The Fedentlonlst'a proposal: Let the unions aad
unionists Tot thtt provinoe make a Christmas -gift to the-woman -snd
children ot thl miners, In' whatever form the officers of District 18
Bead alow your contributions to The Federatlonist, which will be
acknowledged In each Issue. With the amount available In the speclsl
hank account before Christmas let a committee' be appointed, say by
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council and the B. C. Federation of Ubor
to cooperate with District IS officials ln buying such articles as the
brave women and little kiddles ara "kely to enjoy best, to be presented
aa a slight token of appreciation of their forbearance and loyalty to their
union husbands and fathers of arising generation that will forever
cherish the sacrifices now being made In defence of the right to organise'.
. The Fedemtionlst Is Informed that the Street Railway Employees'.
Union Is ready to start the Hat with 1600. What will be the answer of
other unions, unionists and their friends?   ,-..-;-.'
■end a delegate to tbe Trades and
laahor Conaress, as the flnanolal condition of the council will not permit
of so doing In face of the expenditure
we will have to make ln the coming
municipal election and alao for the
convention of tbe B. C. F. of L. In January.
Rev. Mr. Henderson sent a message
to the counoll Stating that the Moral
nnd Social Reform Council of B. C.
had passed a resolution favoring the
half-holiday movement
Thp Rxecutlve was - Instructed to
look Into the fessibtllty or establishing
a weekly paper which will voice tha
Story of Strike to Be Told by B. 0.
Federation of Labor
' .■-" '-:»s*ieftfe. '■.•'■,
Del Wilkinion Will "Sub" for
Miners' Delegate Wbo Was Lut
Week Thrown Into Jail
J, W, Wilkinson, secretary of Vancouver Trades and Labor Council, left
on Tuesday via C. P. R.'to attend the
twenty-ninth annual convention of
Uie Trades and Labor Congress of
Canada, whloh opens at Montreal on
Monday next
Delegate Wilkinson goes aa the representative ot the B. O. Federation of
labor. Owing to the tact that Mr.
Oeo. Pettigrew, who waa to have represented the Island miners at the convention, UJjelng held In Jail without
ball; Del. Wilkinson has been request-
it*, r. Draw
Business Agent Vancouver Local No.
213, International. Brotherhood ot
Electrical Workers, with oSlce In Room
.207, Labor Temple.
O,   WVBR17   payvr   WVUJU   w,l,   rvavv   ajaaia 7—,a  -r~-   --.-.—awn...  u*b  .^u  aa<(«av,,b-
demands and alma of organised labor led by Executive Board. Member Frank
In this olty.  **
Del, Wardrope was appointed a
committee ot one to secure framed
photos ot the past presidents of this
council, to be placed on tha walls of
the hsll.
Tbe resolution regarding Orientals,
palled by. the Presbytery of B. C, waa
endorsed by the council and the aeoretary Instructed: to have It published
In The Federatlonist •
Oenaral Secretary,
The Hamilton; Herald of August 30
speaks editorially on the subject of
trades unions and the mllltla The plot Its conclusion is that military force
Is at times necessary to reduce chaos
to order during a strike. It vary sagely
adds that "mllltla should not be uied
when regular troops are available."
Then follows the naive admission:
'"The regular soldiers know their business." The poet Shelley was,' of
course, a philosopher, He saya, "A
soldier Is a man Whose business it Is
to kill those who never offended him.
Whatever may become of the abstract
questions of tbe Justlflsblenese of war,
It seems Impossible that tho soldier
should not be a depraved and unnatural being."
Farrington, ohlef officer In charge of
the itrlke, to present the. case of tbe
coal miners of Vancouver Island before the Congress, as a special order
of business. 8
, Typo. Union No. 221. ,-.
Secretary H. Neelands sayr. "As
the season approaches when we may
look for the usual excessive Influx of
printers to the coast, perhaps a statement Ot the exact condition of the
printing trade here may prove of benefit to any who ara planning to come
to Vancouver this tail.
"Not In many yeara has the supply
of members In all breaches of the
printing Industry In this dty so exceeded the demand as at preient, and,
owing to the general outlook for the
winter monthi, It Is advisable to
aound a note of warning at this time.
"Reference to the records of the
Typo, organisation for several years
back reveals the fact that during the
month of October the cards deposited
far outnumber that of aay other month
of .the year, and, as do doubt the same
appHes to all other branches It Is
prudent that Intending tourists communicate with secretaries of their or-
Sanfsationa before coming thla way."
The man of virtuous souls commands
not, nor obeys,
Power, like a desolating pestilence,
Pollutes whate'er lt touches;
....  and obedience,
Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom,
Makes slaves of men, and, of the human frame
A mechanised automaton.—Shelley.
TOBORTO, Sept. 19-(8pe-
oial to British Columbia Fed-
er*tionist)-Pioketing is per-
feotly legal Judges ind Mn-
liter of Justice have so determined. Am sanding memo.
Vice-president MoVety' presided at
last night's meeting of Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council, while
Preaident Benson fulfilled the duties
ot general secretary. In the absence of
Secretary Wllk—son, who Is absent aa
a delegate to the Montreal convention
of the Tradea aad Labor Congress of
Canada, whloh opens Its sessions next
Credentials were received and delegates seated as follows;''
Marble Workera (application for
affiliation)-!* Bull
Journeymen Tallore—H. Nordlahd,
F. Dolk, Miss Outtrldge, W. J. Patter,
Typos—I* B. Dennlson.
Press Assistants—C. D. Butts.
Streetrallway    Employees—W.    E,
Beattle, F. A. Johnston, Adam Taylor.
Executive Report.
Communication   front  C,   Siverts,
president B. C. Federation of Lahor,
Victoria, aiklng'for' the* circulation of
petition asking Acting-premier Bowser to  enforce  provisions of Coal
Mines Regulation Act .and see that
Inspectors be so Instructed.  Referred
—.delegates ta sign.    ,
From Mayor Baxter's secretary, advising the council tbat he could not
sign the application for license made
hy the Cosmopolitan Employment
Agenoy.     -.---,".    i
An application from the B. C. Federatlonist, Ud,.j«_g (a a-_loan of
ISM for a period of three monthi.
The executive' reported favorably and
thla waa concurred In by tbe council.
Business Agent's Report. •
A written report from- Business
Agent Wilkinson, up to the time' ot his
departure for Montreal, was read and
Thla report was supplemented by
Acting Business Agent Benson
Auditing Committee,
Dell. Foxcroft and Mowat reported
that they had audited the council's
books-.and found them ln perfect
Order.  Received. '
Reports From Unions.
Bartenders—Del. Curnoeh reported
that the Regent hotel had been signed
up.      i |
Cooks, Walters and Waitresses-
Del. Walker reported two new houses
signed up and ten new members
Barbara—Del, Burkhart reported
trada quiet
Brotherhood Carpenters—Del, Foxcroft reported Y. M. C. A. had been
placed on their upfalr list '.-
Marble Workers—Del. Bull reported
Vermont Marble Co. unfair.
Amalgamated Carpenters—Del. McEwen reported trade dull. A member
of No. 1 had drawn $7,000 ln sweepstakes.
Tailors—Del. Parker reported concerning their strike against the West,
era Cloak ft Suit Co for an eight-hour
day. Attorney-general Bowser's de-
pntrment had refused to enforce provisions of Factories' Act and local
factory Inspector had. also failed to
enter a prosecution. Asked Council
to Join them In starting a prosecution.
This was agreed to,
Del. Miss Outtrldge stated that In
many institutions, probably . thirty,
women were being worked 54 hours
per week, whsress the Factories Act
provided for only 48 hours. Urged
immediate action. Business Agent
Benson authorised to act on behalf of
New Businsss.
H. Olbb, representative! of New
Westminster Trades and Labor Council, addressed the delegates. Thanked
Vancouver unionists for tbelr cooperation on Labor Day, Royal City
unionists were working hard for enactment ot early-closing bylaw. They
were going Into municipal politics at
next election. Asked Vancouver unions to assist them ln releasing Jurisdiction over unionists working In New
Westminster, but holding Vancouver
cards, so that new unlona could be
organised over there. Referred to
business agent and executive to meet
the request as far as possible.
Y. M. C. A.
Del. Williams moved that the V. M.
C, A. be placed on the) Council's unfair list An amendment by Del. England prevailed, referring the matter to
the Building Trades Council to report
and be dealt with by the central labor
body at next meeting.
Marble Cutters complsined of Stone
Cutters Infringing on work under
their jurisdiction,
Union Lsbel League.
Del. Burkhart reviewed the activities of- the Union Label League. It
was meeting the second and fourth
Fridays of each month. Del. Dennlson
was added to the Council's representation on the league.
lncressed Carfare.
The question of the Increase In
street car fares, by the B. C, B. *R„
was Introduced by Del. Dennlson and
referred to a committee to report at
next meeting. Committee': Dennlson,
Burkhart, Pettlplece.
Adjournment 10 p. m.
Under Pretext of "Raise In Wages? til*
Company Pulls Down Annual
Big Increase Will Go To Pay Interest on
Huge Capitalization, Not Wales
to Underpaid Employees.
of The Federation.*
sre showing a keen Internet In the.
snnouneement of the B, C. Ilsetrie .
Rallwsy Company, j|f an Increase
In ths price of transportation, hut
whlls Interested In the Inorssss
Itself, becauee ef the perianal
tsuoh, It Is surprising how many
have already dissevered thai ape-
to Isy the responsibility for ths In-
oresse on ths employees who have
just concluded negoDstlons for
what la praoUaally a renewal, for
a further period of two yeara, Of a.
wsge agreement entered Into three '
years sgd. . ■•.'..■■''■'■' '   -
While the company doea not attribute the cause of the lncreaae. solely
to the demands ot the employees for
Increased remuneration, the statement
given out la sufficiently Indefinite to
Induce the average reader, who knows
that negotiations bare been pending,
to assume that the Increase In car
fares Js due entirely to the rapacity of
the employee!.
Mr. Spartlng'a Statement
"The wages of all classes of labor,"
saya Mr. Sperling, "skilled and unskilled, have Increased step by step
with the Increased cost of living," a
statement .that Is most misleading, as
the wages of the company's employees
bave been stationary for the paat three
years, except the Increases to motor-
men and conductors for years of service. .
; Tha Employees' Increase.
The; increases secured by the men
by the recant negotiations are aa follows: Fifteen machinists and SO black-
smiths received an lncreaae of 18 cents
pair,'day, M days a month, a total of
1161 per month. Thirty-one trackmen
also received 18 cents per day, M days
par month, »Uoh-aownnt* to 1146 par
month,' Sixty motormen and conductors received an Increase ot from 1 to
Ufa csnts, an average of three and one-
half centa or thirty centa per day, thirty daya per month, a total'of $540 per
month. Twenty-five truckers will have
their remuneration tncreaaed tn the
aggregate to the extent of f 117 per
month. The grand total of all Increases to men In the olty of Vancouver and
the municipalities   from  .which   the
er 'lay hesawss ther are	
longer allowed ten mlaatea to noare
their supplies before starttag oa than-
respective reaa. This aa-Mte to SIM
per month, le that tha total ta agate
reduced to 1711 par moatk. The Mb
Isb Columbia Bactrta laltaray Company, therefore. Is pdrtaf lase thi- one
thousand dolten per month Increased
wages to lte employees. Now study
the other side of the
.'.:..■■ The
According to the new schedule of
the company's charges tor transperta-
tlon, the price of green or ualtmlted
tickets la Increased from four and one-
sixth to five cents each, an Increase
of flve-siiths of a ceat
The white or limited tlekete are
raised" from three and on^elghth to
tour canti—apparently—but In reality,
through tbe restriction of their use to
two hours In tha mtfrnlng, thus fore-
lhf all but those if bo ride before 8 a.
m. to pay the five .cent fare, the Increase amounts to st lesat one and
one-halt cents. Striking - an average
easily brings the general Increase oo
every,* nre to one aad 6n*quarter
The company, according to ltd own
figures, handled 4408,846 passengers
In Vancouver, South Vancouver and
Point Orey during the month of August and easumlng sa ninay are handled during September, with an Increase of one and one-quarter cents
per passenger, the company derives
an increased revenue- of $51,731.08,
which whsn compared; with the tncreaaed expenses of the company due
to wagaa, leads the writer, to suggest
that a "fair" margin ot profit Is being
realised by the company on the recent
negotiations with lta employees.
Workers Pey ths Freight
At the same time It msy ba noted
clus—those who have heretofore used
the cheaper tickets. .
Where Danger Wae Soented.
But tt cannot be ssld that the company Is altogether mercenary, for
lt not reduced the price of light
from fifteen to eleven centa per K. W.
H. ln the surrounding municipalities?
Unkind critics may say that thla Is due
VaiiUaniHj -Ai» ths ftHhsn'
Braks paajm lajtoa T*Oy
'• ■I'iaaama-W' 'X
Ut. Frank hrrlagtoa, In charge of
|he Vancouver bland minera' etrlke,
waa ln Vanoouver from Nanalmo oa
Wedneaday. To Tha Federationist Mr.
FSrrington said:
So tar aa the gsaeral situation la
concerned we are entirely satisfied.
Notwithstanding the drastic measures
adopted by Mr. Bowser to dlsooerage
the men and break the strike, the
men are fired with a greater deter.
traffic la referred -to In this article to a recent Investigation carried out
amounts to the magnificent sum of I by an engineer at the request of South
$941 per month. Against thla Increase I Vancouver residents, the report ahow-
111 conductors have been reduced five   '       Continued on Page Eight
But Greets West ud Bids Island
Miners to Stick with V.
Steady Progress Being Hade
Novo Scotia Under Intera*.
tional Flag of Labor.
ST. K. RIMnui
The well-known orator, will deliver the
Brut of ii series of lectures at the
Klnemaeolor   Theatre,   Oranvllle St.,
Sunday, September- list    These lee
tuns will be continued throughout the
entire winter season.
Charges preferred by tbe mllltla
against two citlsens of Victoria did
not succeed when brought to trial, and
the defendanta were dismissed. In
one case the secretary of the school
board had demanded the return from
military duty ot one of the teachers on
his staff. This waa resented by the
officers of the "citlsen soldiery," but
the magistrate who heard the caae
held that lt was more Important for
the teacher to take charge of his
school than to remain with the mllltla,
considering the lack of urgency at tbat
time. Game Warden Qtdley was accused of having used Insulting language directed at the mllltla, but the
evidence showed nothing of the kind.
The culinary .crafts, Hotel and Restaurant Employees' International Association and Bartenders International
League of America, will give a dance
at Dominion hall on Wednesday, Sept.
24th, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Mr. Chas.
Parsons will be floor manager and Mr.
H. J. Brassfleld's union orchestra of
six pieces will be ln attendance.
For always ln thine eyes, O Liberty!
Shines that high light whereby the
world Is saved;
And, though thou slay us, we will trust
ln thee.
From' Robert W. Marshall, recording aeeretary IT. M. W. of A. No. 1716,
Westvllle, N. 8., this week comes the
cheering news that the United Mine
Workers sre rapidly Increasing their
membership In the "Blue Nose" belt
Under dste of 8ept. 8, ln a letter to
The Federatlonlat, Bro. Marshall says:
"There Is a local papsr ln the county
of Plctou known ss the "Free Lance,"
whloh claims to be a friend of the
worklngman, but I must say It Is doing
some kind of underhsnd work when
lt says the United Mine Workers were
driven out of Novs Scotia. Aa for the
County of Plctou there are four Locals
which were organised some time ago
and each and every one hss a membership of from two to six hundred,
showing-that the only scab county ln
the province which waa known at the
time of the strike tn Sprlnghlll, Cumberland county, and Cape Breton, Is
beginning to see where It has, been
kept In darkness for many years and
la coming out boldly under the good
old U. M. W. of A., which each and
every man of sound mind should do to
show those capitalists we are on the
right side for victory. One word to
comrades and miner brothers of British Columbia and Alberta: Be not deceived by the vaporings ot the capitalist press, but remain steadfast In tha
good old U. M. W, of A. and success
will surely crown your efforts for better conditions."
Psessd ths 400,000 Msrk.
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept.' IS.—An-
nouncement has Just been made by the
Secretary of the United Mine Workers
that the, paid-up membership on August 81 was 409,168, the largest number
In the history of the organisation. In
all mining sections of the, United
States and Canada a vigorous and aggressive campaign of organisation is
being carrfed on and large accessions
John Hay, are being made.;
It seems to ua that Mr. Bowler's
efforts nave not bean for the part
Pose of aat—tying the ends of Juatloe,
bat rather to do what he could to
drive the men back to the mines under thety. old working conditions."
In response to e query as to whether he had noticed Mr. Bowser's statements In the daily press sbout the
strike neartog an end, Mr. Farrington
'Tee, I have been following the
same very closely. Mr. Bowser, ns
doubt becauee of his close -alliance
with the mine owners. Is In a position
to speak authoritatively for then, bat
so far as the United Mine Wolters of
America are ooocarned, and I feet they
are sn important factor ta —e praasat
controversy, I can say positively that
Mr. Bowser la net tn s position to
apeektla.ooi bahalt,-/ aid^^hen he -
ashes ths pnbUe deolantloatIM the
strike Is about ever, he places himself
tn the position ot not knowing what
he la talking about Uomm the mtaa
owners on Vancouver Island make
terms with the United Mlae Workera
of America, Mr. Bowaar will be very
muoh surprised at the continued duration of the strike.
"The United Mine Workers of Amer
lea an behind the striking mlnen on
Vanoouver Island and are going to
stsy behind them regardless of Mr.
Bowser's policy of brutal persecution.
Tbe position of .pur Internstlonsl
Unloa la more stable financially at
the present time than It has bsen at
aay time since the Inception of the
"Our records show that we had a
paid-up membership of something over
409,000 members for the month of August This meens a monthly revenue
of about $160,000 aad the paid-up
membership for the month of August
does not represent fully the financial
strength of our Union, for the reason
that during the summer months, because of stack work In the mines
throughout the United States, we have
tem of thousands of members who
are exonerated from the payment of
dues because of their Idleness. The
winter months are now spproachlag,
which means that these teaa of thoussnds of Idle men will be employed
because of the greater demand for
coal and the renewed operation of
mines which have been Idle during
the summer months.' Thla means a
consequent additional revenue to our
International Union so thst thsn Is
little likelihood of the International
Unlnn becoming Insolvent and unable
to finance the strike as long as the
mine owners wish to flght against the
Just demsnds of the men.
"Another feature of the matter Is,
should such a thing aa the International Union becoming insolvent occur, the Illinois District of the United
Mine Workers of America hare something over a million dollars tn their
treasury, whloh Is at the disposal of
the International any time they want
It In addition to this there are about
twenty other District organisations
undsr the Jurisdiction of the International Union, which have good
healthy treasuries, all of which ara at
the disposal of the International
Union, ao tbat If Mr. Bowser or any
of the mine owners are of the opinion
that there ts going to be any aurceaae
tn the strike, or chsnge tn our attitude, until the mine owners do concede to their men a reasonsble measure of Justice, then they aro laboring
under a blind delusion."
"Whst about the large number ot
your membership now lying tn tall,
awaiting trial?" asked The Federationist nf Mr. Farrington.
"We have secured competent legal
talent to defend these men and are tn
a position to give them every defense
procurable under the laws of Canada,
and this we shall do."
With reference to military occupa-
tlonTof the Inland, Uf. Farrington
If the ratepayers of the provinoe
could visit the Mind aad aee for
themselves the burlesque that ta' now
being enacted over there, I am sstta-
lied there would be such a storm of
protest snd Just Indignation as would
shake the very foundation of Bowser's
TIs a good thing preachers dont go
to congress. Whin they're ca'm they'd
wipe out all th' taws, an' whin they're
excited, they'd wipe out all th* popy-
latlon. They're nlver two Jumps frtn
th'thumbscrew.—Mr. Dooly. FftlDAT...... SBPT8M-_l Is, ftlJ
The B.C. Federationisfs Page tor Victorm Unionists and Patrons
DRINK "It's the Water'
f Soda
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Victoria, B.C.
The Popular Priced, European Plan
C. J. Levejoy, Mgr.
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"How do you find business?" queried the
complaining merchant.,
"/ advertise for it." said the busy chap.
VI7rrH 8,000 trade unioniUs in Vsncouver, snd
"'another 6,000 throughout the province, a
large percentage ol whom are heads ol lamitei,
approximately 40,000 readers are reached through
the columt of
The B. C. Federationist
Owned and Published by Vsncouver Trades aad
Lahor Council Sad B.C. Federatioo ol Labor
AND A. 8. OF O.
Its Aoceptanoe or Rejection Now
Being Voted Upon by the Two
Plan of Solidification of the Amalgamated Societies of Carpenters snd
Joiners) snd ths United Brotherhood
of Carpenters snd Joiners of Amer-
, In order that there may be no misunderstanding as to the standing ot
and relationship between the United
Brotherhood ot Carpenters and the
Amalgamated Society of Carpenters
the proposals now before the respective memberships, tor endorsatlon or
disapproval, la reproduced:
Cleveland, Ohio, May 9,1913,
1. All branches of the Amalgamated
Soolety shall be registered as local
unions of the United Brotherhood, and
shall receive charters gratis from
same, and be given consecutive num.
2. The Beneficial System ol the
Amalgamated Society ot Carpenters
and Joiners shall be retained and controlled by them under lta rules and
stipulations as prescribed In Its Constitution, \
The laws and rules governing snd
pertaining to the benefits paid under
the Constitution of the Amalgamated
Society of Carpenters and Joiners
shall only be altered or amended by
a vote ot the members entitled to
said benefits, and the fund created
-for the payment of such benefits shall
be at all times controlled as prescribed ln the Constitution of the
Amalgamated Society of Carpenters
and Joiners, and cannot be superseded
by any claim of the United Brotherhood officials or non-contributors.
8. The Beneficial System of the
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners of Amerlcs, shall only be altered or. amended by a vote ot the
members entitled to said benefits and
the funds created for the payment of
Such benefits shall at all times be
controlled as prescribed in the Constitution of the United Brotherhood
of Carpenters and Joiners ot America.   .
' 4. The United Bortherbood of Car
penters and Joiners of America Is
hereby given full, complete and absolute1 control of all questions relative
to and a part ot the militant and
econOmlo Trades Union movement
only ln the United States, Its colonies,
dependencies, the Dominion of Canada; and the Republic of Mexico.
. 6. Local Unions of the Amalgamated
Section shall pay a per capita tax
of 10 cents per member per month
to the General Office of the United
Vice-presHlent Tradea and Labbr Con-
areas of Canada, with headquarters at
Toronto—an active participant In the
work of Toronto Dlstriot Labor Coun
ters and Joiners of America and the
Amalgamated Society of Carpenters
and Joiners In accordance with their
respective Constitutions.
James Klrby, General President.
Frank Duffy, General Secretary.
Daniel A. Post, Mem. of G. B. B.
**" Arthur Martel, Mem, of G. E. B.
John H. Potts, Mem. of G. E. B.
Theabold M. Ouerln, Mem. of G.
H. B.
Committee representing the United
Brotherhood  of  Carpenters  and
Joiners ot America.
Robert S. Thorium, U. 8. District
Thomss Atkinson, *U. 8. District
,     William W. Young, Can. District
Charles S,  Bottomley, Can. Ex.
A.   8.   Wells,   Member   General
Council, 11th District.
Herbert Crampton, Member General Council, 10th District.
Committee representing the Amal-
-   gamated . Society  of  Carpenters
and Joiners.
World's Orestsst Exposition.
At thli time, one and one-halt years
before lta format opening day, February 10; 1915, the Panama-Pacific In-
._   ...      _. ....     ternatlonal Exposition Is more than
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Join- two-thirds completed.    Twenty-seven
ers of America. i of the world's nations have accepted
Members enrolled In  the  Uniti'J the Invitation conveyed through the
Bortherbood Locals shall be exempt Department of-State; this record Is
from payment of this 10 cents per
month dues.to the Amalgamated Society, and shall be entitled to all
Trade rights and privileges of the
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners of America.
unprecedented at a time one'year and
one-half before the opening. Thirty
five states have selected sites for state
pavilions. Construction Is far advanced. The most difficult part In exposition building ts past. An Immense
..».,.„  w. au-v.»H. ,    pmaiuu uuaataaaaa ao j,bbi.    AU llumODBB
Said per capita tax shall Include-amount of preparatory work haB been
payment of affiliation to the American
Federation of Labor, Building Trades
Department, and the Trades ' and
Labor Congress ot Canada, and carries
with It exemption from all General
levies which msy be Imposed on the
membership of the United Brotherhood 'of Csrpenten snd Joiners ot!
It is hereby agreed that all service
and protection compatible with the
foregoing shall be extended to the
Amalgamated Section In organising,
and such other work as may be necesssry for the wellbeing of the. Solidified organisation.
' 6. All locals admitted lindor this
plan shall be governed by the Con-
atltutlon and By-laws of the District
Councils' of the United Brotherhood
of Carpenters and Joiners of America
ln all Trade matters. They shall also
be subject to the same per capita tax
for the support of the District Councils. <     .
7. -All members of the Amalgamated
Society of Carpenters and Joiners
shsll, upon their arrival within the
jurisdiction ot the United Brotherhood
of Carpenters and Joiners of America,
present their contribution card as evidence of good standing In the Amalgamated Society, and shall be accept
ed to membership ln the Local Union
without payment of Initiation fee and
be at once entitled to all the trade
rights of said locality upon the payment of the local per capita tax for
Trade urposes, and be amenable to the
Trade rales of said locality.
8. All members of the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America ahall upon their arrival
within the Jurisdiction of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners present tbelr Due Book aa evidence of good standing ln the United
Brotehrhocd ot Carpenters and Joiners of America, and shall be accepted
to membership ln branches of the
Amalgamated Society without pay-
ment of Initiation fee, and be at once
entitled to all the Trade rights of said
locality upon the payment of all local
levies for Trade purposes and be
amenable to the Trade rules of said
9. Under this plan of solidification,
any member desirous of securing the
benefits at present paid by either or
both organisations, may do so by com-
nlvlng with the laws and rules governing auch benefits as prescribed In their
resnective Constitutions.
10. Any member who haa been fined
nr expelled by a three-fourths vote of
his Local Union or District Council
for cause, shall not be again admitted
Into any Local Union until restitution
be made or satisfaction given and accepted by a three-fourths vote of a
specially called meeting of the Local
Union or District Council imposing the
Any member misappropriating the
funds of any Loesl Union within the
jurisdiction ot this plan, shall not he
re-admltted until.full restitution has
been made. All fined and expelled
members have the right ot appeal as
nrovlded tor under the provisions of
this plan of Solidification.
11. It is hereby provided that In
the event of any contention arising In
the practicable application of the fore-
going plan, that the General President and the. General Secretary of-the
United Brotherhood and the District
President and District Secretary of tho
Amalgamated Section shall be and are
authorized to render an interpretation
which shall be binding on all concerned.
This plan of Solidification shall be
ln force January 1st, 1914, If ratified
by the United Brotherhood of Carpen-
accomplished. Ten or the fourteen
huge exhibit palaces are now under
construction. One building, the service building, Is completed.
Do you .remember that evening at
the beach? The golden moon hung
full-orbed In the,sky, and a road of
silver otretche* across the softly undulating sea. At your feet the surf
broke gently, a wall of phosphorescent
fire. How beautiful It was, and how
you both enjoyed Itl You" talked In
low tones, at Intervals onlv, and In the
fewest words. "What an enchanting
night!" "Could there be a more lovely
aceneT" "What a beautiful world this
Is!" You.Walked home In silence; your
hearts beating, with emotion: In
thought too (deep for words. You felt
at peace with all the world, and yet
your blood ran hot with passion, for
you trod on air, It would have been
hard then to have done a shameful
deed, or harbored an Ignoble thought.
The poetry of the universe had crept
Into your soul.
Every man and woman should have
the memory of some such evenings
locked amid his or her most cherished
treasures. In every life, however
rocked snd wrecked by trouble, there
should have been hours In which all
the world seemed-good; In which the
noble seemed to be the natural thing;
In which there waa confidence In
truth; in whloh there was, at least,
one of whose Interest snd loyalty no
doubt waa felt and through whom the
divine became visibly clothed tn flesh
and blood, -Whatever the later record
may have been, such hours we never
can forget Howeer brutally life may
have stamped upon those golden moments, It never stamps them out en-
tlrely. They stadd, a lighthouse ln a
storm-tossed sea, reminding us that
we are never far from port; a spring
ln the desert assuring us that there Is
water ln abundance, If we have but
pluck add sense to reach It—Retgen-
The scab, what tbe mine managers
oall a loyal fellow.- Scabs and loyal
workmen, you are working under a
delusion. You -haver a very vivid Imagination when you think you are
gaining the confidence and good will
of your mine managers by doing their
dirty work.
You are despised by all men, and
If you have any self-respect—which
you haven't—you would despise yourself. You can be sure of It Mr. Scab,
that your mine manager doean't report you, does not trust you—you poor
miserable excuse for a human being—
you will he the first one he will rid
himself of when this strike Is won,
You are a traitor to all men, he
knows. It everybody knows It you
know It yourself. You know he would
sell you If given the chance, and he
would do it for less than forty pieces
of silver, because .you are a Judas, a
Benedict Arnold, a viper, a vulture, a
disgrace to manhood, and worthy only
ot association with brutes ot tbe lowest class.—W- P. of .M. Copper Miners'
Bulletin. )
Secretary-Treasurer Joint Legislative
Committee of Direct Legislation
League of Washington. Washington
State Federation of Labor, Farmers'
Union and State Grange—Ex-presldent
Washington State Federation of Labor—wfll be remembered -by B. C.
Unionists as fraternal delegate to
flrat annual convention of B. c. Federation of Labor.
Join Right—Keep Straight—Stick
YOU want the Way—to Win.
YOU want the Falth-to tight
YOU want tbe Will-to Work.
YOU want the Mind—to Mend.
YOU want the Funds—to Feed.
YOU want tbe Buck—to Bite.
YOU WANT to- have your Shout
YOU WANT to—have your Chance.
YOU WANT to—have yout Hope;
YOU WANT to—have your try.
YOU WANT to-have your Rise,
YOU WANT to—have your Say,
YOU WANT PAIR Play-aa well as
YOU WANT FAIR Weather-as well
as Wild,
well as Trials.
YOU WANT PAIR Hopes-as well
as Hits.
YOU WANT FAIR Sunshine—ae
well as Storm.
YOU WANT FAIR Pay—as well as
YOU WANT FAIR PLAY and Leisure—not Work Without Measure,
Child—so as not to run Wild.
In Holiday Best.
Change—to widen your Range.
Sports—to keep you In Sorts.
YOU WANT FAIR PLAY and Pleasure—In Sensible Measure.
Tbe Workers' Union Is a study In
Energy—A Unity In Activity—A Pfod-
Igy In Intensity—A Victory In Policy—
A Mastery in Diplomacy.
Join Right-Keep Straight—Stlok
End of Bowser and McBride.
Cotton's Weekly puts It tbls way:
Will the Vancouver Island strike put
an end to the political careers of Bowser and McBride?     .
Of sll the political mountebanks that
ever climbed to represent a province,
these gentlemen seem to be the greatest.
McBride entertains the New Zealand
warship at a "White Empire" banquet
at which the cooks and waiters were
Bowser hss built up a political machine that would be the envy of Tammany, had Tammany the brains to read
the current events of other places.'
They have used their power to the
benefit of the real estate sharks, of the
big capitalist mine-owners, of the railway barons. Millions upon millions of
dollars have been poured Into the
pockets of the non-workers, and the
working class members have sup-:
ported the mschlne which has placed
them among the worat slaves on the
American continent.
Conditions nave grown so outrageous that the workers have had to turn
and defend themselves against their
exploitations, snd the benevolent government of the plutocrats turns the
soldiery upon the slaves.
Surely the workers of B. C. can see
through the antics of these cheap bluffers. One whiff of common sense
striking the brains of the working
class would bury these two gentlemen
So deep beneath an avalanche of
socialist votes that Messrs. Mackensle
and Mann would be unable to locate
the political whereabouts of their two
Ssys "Ths Worker" to "The Nugget"
; The lickspittles and creepers, the
self confessed snobs, who fatten now
On the succulent leavings of the table
Of their bosses, and whose eyes glisten with -the smug satisfaction of a
Uriah Heep when the boss praises
their efforts might well remember
these facta. It matters not one whtt
that the strikers have to rustle around
with blankets to get a lob. They are
hoboes not* because ot their will, hut
because of the system. They are hoboes because they will not stand for
that which Is the delight of the Nugget man, and because they have In
spite of the fact that they are often
penniless, at least sufficient manhood
to resent the efforts which ara made
from time to time to turn the.ir beings
Into prostituted automatons, owned
body and soul by the masters, as the
inmates of a harem are owned by the
Pasha.—Nome Dally Worker
Hate Off to the Womenl
1 "We did not come here for you;
we came to put the men back to work,"
said a soldier to a_!»dy picket Wednesday morning.
"Do you think a couple dosen scabs
oan break our strike? I guess not"
she replied.
"We shall stay here alt winter," he
replied.  .
"You can stay msny winters; we
won't starve, you will find us on the
Hats off to that woman. Some men
think her place was In the house. Her
place was where her husbands and her
child's bread was at stake and nobly
she defended them. May her number
grow and multiply. There will be no
scabs, nor deputies—nor militiamen
reared at the breast of such a mother.
—Miners' Bulletin.
*o~a_n__—ss Moasa.
/" asbooft,
I. B. of Malntenance-of-Way'Employees
No. 210—D. T. H. Sutherland.
'        oraatrook.   -'
Barbara' International Union No, 632—
W. M. Erler.
Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood ot
No. 56S—a J. Brock, BoX-46.        "
Locomotive Firemen and Englnemen,
Brotherhood of, No, 669—Don. Bell,
Box 783.
International Association of Macbtnlats
No. 688—W. Henderson, Box 827.
I. B. of Malntenance-of-Way Employees,
No. 22»—a. Bowen, Drawer "W."
Railway Carmen of America No. 173,
Brotherhood of— F. Woodward, Box
Railway Conductors No. 407—D. Hopkins, Box 61.
Railroad Trainmen No. 686—W. M. Mm.
Ilnson, Box 486.
International Typographical  Union No.
640—A. Rlildell,.—ix 882. I
Brotherhood of Locomotive Knglneere
No. 67», Eholt, B. .C.—J. Cross, Box
806, Nelson.
Amalgamated Soolety of Carpenters and
Jolnera->-W. Currle, Box »f.
I, a ot Carpenters and Joiners of America No. 12220—H. A. Willis, Box 1008,
Stonecutters' Association of North
America—Wm. McPherson. Box 78.
I. B, of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Stablemen and Helpers of America No. Hi—
A. L. Boles, Box. 121.     _
International  Typographical  Union No.
666—A. Woodhouse, Box 1014,
Vox —1—4.
.   'Workers'  International  Union  of
North America—W. McPherson, Uran-
lt« Island, B. C.
ansa Vorka.   ,
1. B. of Electrical Workers—C. 3. Hav
erty, Box 42, Grand Forks.
;'."'. •eeeawooa.
I. B. of Carpenters and Joiners of America No. 629—J. Ryan, Box 121.
I. a. of Electrical Workers No. 624—Norman McLeod, Box 247,
International Typographical Union No.
868—Gilbert Kay, cio Pioneer Ofllce,
I. B. of Maln^enanoe-or-Way Employees
No. 166—Wm. Johnston, Box 126.
STfiSSlnftffn tslastL -
Quarry Workers—Oeo.  Meldsend, Haddington Island.
B. of Locomotive Firemen and Engine-
men No. 268—G. R. Thomas.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen No.
619—A, G. Corry. .
aHMdon Olty.
I. B. of Malntenance-of-vVay No. 168—
Wm. Goodwin.
American  Federation  of Musicians No.
41—E. C. Gibson, Box 198,
lographlcal   No.   837—A.  E.   Fllmer,
Barbers' International Union No. 196—
A. L. Wilson, Box 963.
Bartenders'    International    League    of
America No. 486—A, p. Lorsch, Box
Bricklayers' and Masons' International
Union No. 4—John Notman,. Box 621.
Clgarmakers'    international    Union    or
America No. 432—H. S. Pike, Box 793.
I. B. of Electrical Workeri or America
No.  618—Win.  B. Bui-gem, Box 928.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and
hnglnemen   No.    631—Gordon   Allan;
Box 1084.
Intea-oatlonal Association of Machinists
No, 663—3. Lamont, Box 263.
I. H. ot Maintenance-of-Way Employees
No, 181—F. Ouatavson, Box 266.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen No.
66J—C. J. Vlckery.
Railway Carmen No. 98—C. H. Phillips,
Box 908.
Order of Hallway Conductors No. 460—
H. L. Utmost, BOX 216.
International Typographical .Union No.
340—W. 8. Slantey, Box 61.    -
International Union of United Brewery
Workmen No. 28—Geo. S. Drewet, Box
Stew Waattdastsr.
Bartenders'    International    League    of
America Na 784—F. W. Jameson, 718
Columbia St
Electrical Workers. *
Lathers. . ,
Federated Association of Letter Carriers
No. 82—F. W. B. Press, 1316 Tenth
Ave.    <   ■
Brotherhood of Palntera, Decorators and
Paperhangers of America No. 406—C
H. Lugrln, 724 Queens St.    '      .
To this thought I cling, with virtue
I Wisdom's last fruit profoundly true.
Freedom alone he earns as well as life,
Who day by day must conquer them
anew. —Goethe.
Paving Cutters' Union of United States
and Canada No. 110—Edw. Adam, Nel-
spn Island; Quarries.
Quarry   Workers'' International   Union
No.   161—Pat   Byrne,-. Nelson   Island
Quarries.       .
■.situ aaaa.
Brotherhood ' of   Railway.  Carmen   or
America No. 197—Hugh J. Durkln.
JSitaoa superi.
Bartenders'    International    League    of
Amerloa  No.   826—D,  L.   Sutherland,
■Box 85. ....'*■    '.■;■".'<
I. B. or Electrical Workera of America
No. 344—L. Schmidt Bot 944.* • '
Steam Engineers No. 610—A. O. Sinclair,
Box 72ft
. Seretetoka.
Brotherhood of 'Boilermakers 'and' Iron
Ship Builders of America- No;, 466-
Thos. McMillan.
I, B. of Malntenance-of-Way Employees
No. 208—A Blackberg.    '
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and
Englnemen No. 341—R. A. Reld;
Brotherhood   of   Locomotive   Engineers
No. 667—A. Kenwood,-Box 27.
Brotherhood   of   Railway   'Carmen   of
America No. 481—A. earrings.
Federal Labor Union No. 12776 (Railroad
Helpers   and   Laborers)—D.   Rubbitt
Box 86. Yl
rotberhood of Railroad Trainmen No,
_ 61-J9. L. Pickering, Box 666.;-- '
Tailors No.616—Al McCauley,. Box 713.
: _j*.v*a.'ft' -
I. B. of Malntenance-of-Way Employees
No. 178—8. Warren Nelson.
B.   Malntenance-of-Way   Employees
No. 198—Nell Johnson, Notch Hill.
Allied Printing. Trades Council—A. H.
i England, Box 66. .
Boilermakers' Union No. 194—A. Fraser,
■_ 1161 Howe Street.
Brotherhood Carpenters—T. A. Lindsay,
i Cedar Cottage.
Building Trades Council.
Cedar Cottage.
iiatdjng Trades i	
Building and Common Laborers No. 65-
i E. Tralnor, Room 220, Labor Temple.
Cement Workera1 Unton—A. s. Leed, No.
.1149 Main Street
Aaleotrlcal  Workers'  Union  (inside)—A.
L,   Estinghausen,   Room   202,   Labor
Elevator Constructors' Union—H. Dyor,
50! Hawks Ave?
Engineers,   Amalgamated—A.  Athertob,
2150 Oxford St   .- .   .    .
Garment Workers'. Union—Nellie Boden,
101 Thirty-second Ave. -,
Granite Cutters—R. O. smart 2! Cor-
doya St W.
HOrseshoers'   Union—A.   C.   McArthur,
City Heights.
Letter Carriers' Union M, Buck, Letter Carrier;
Locomotive Engineers—A. E. Solloway,
1083 Psclflc St.
Locomotive Firemen's Union—Jas. Patrick, 1188 Homer St - -*   ;.
Malntenance-of-Way Employees No. 167
; ~A: B. Hammond, Sunnydene P. O.,
South Vancouver. - •
—arbleworkers' Union No. 92—J. Bullock, 822 Pender St. W.
Marble Setters Helpers'- Union No. 98—
. H. Faraker, 316 Keefer-St.
-Metal Trades Council.
Musicians' Union—H. W. Benson, Room
5, 640 Robson St.
Photo Engravers' Union—A. 'Kraft IP. O.
Box 1717.
Plasterers' Union—F. M. Sumpter,- Cedar
Cottage. ^~
Fressmen's Union—M. Spratt, 720 Hamilton St.
Quarry Workers—J. Hepburn, Hotel Columbia.
Railway Carmen No. 58—H. Hannah, 882
i Helmcken St.
Ballrood Helpers—R. Humphreys, South
Sailors' -Union—John' Pearson.
Stereotypers'    Union—W.    Bayley,    olo
Structural Iron Workers"Union—A..W.
Oakley, Box 1186;- '  ■   •   ,
Tailors' Union—W. W. Hocken, Box 608.
Theatrical Stage Employees—c. Martin,
Vancouver Opera House.
United Brotherhood Carpenters, N. Van.
" —T. Wilton, 316 Twenty-second Ave.,
North Vancouver, ';
' .   Victoria.
Barbers'  Union No. 872—A. W. .Irwin,
814 Florence St. ,   .     '
Bartenders' Union No. 814—G. Cain, Box
Brewery Workmen No. 280—E. P. Clarke,
_ Beaumont P. O., Esquimau.
Bricklayer/ and Masons International
Union No. 2—C. J. Wilson, 38 Zale St.,
Oak Bay, ■   •.-
American Brotherhood of Cement Work-
era No, 162—Pi Dough, Gen. Del.
Glaseworkers—ft. Marshall,  1120 View
Granite Cutters—B. J. Smith, Tourist
Hoiseshoers—R. S. Williams, 622 Pandora St.
American Federation of Musicians No.
247—A. E. Greenwood, Box 586;
International j. Printing      Pressmen's
• Union No. 7»—W. Nelll, 2928 Blackwood Ave,
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen No.
618—A..M. Porter, Victoria W. P. O.
National Association of Marine Engineers No. 6—Peter Gordon, 808 Blan-
chard St
Sallora' Union—Old Court Rooms, Bastion Square. .
Shlnglerf Union No. ,1—A. E. Whitby,
81* Blanchard St '
Shipbuilders' Association, No. 4, Faclltc
Coast Marltlme^-G. B. Wood, 711
- Kings  Road.
Amalgamated Association of Street and
hilectric Hallway Employees of Amerloa No. 108—J. T. Wood, 1158 Caledonia' Ave.
Stone Cutters—W. Nleve, Box 507.
Tile Layers No. 72—Jos. Sharp, Box 1212.
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Miners' Magazine
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Miners Keep Awa
THB atrlke is still on at the
Queen  Mine and Silver
Dollar, at Sheep Creek, B, C,
All working Wn urged to stay
away until this strike is fettled.
Order Ymib 11 inkhs' Union
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Victoria, B. c.
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SnlaireS and Bemodellea
i 200 BOOMS 100 BATHS
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The fact that they
are union made
proves that ther are
well made, and the
name "Peabody" is
your quality guarantee.
COMPARE THEM—Note the fit, yardage, number,
of pockets, finish, eto. There's no other overall that
can hold a candle with them for good values.
LOOK AT THE JACKETS—They are equally
good. Note the gauntlet cuffs, and the uniform band
-collar, and then you'll be satisfied there's only one
good jacket, and that's the one made by Peabody.
Hudson's Bay Stores
We manufacture every kind
of work shoe, and specialise
in lines for minen, railroad
construction, logging, etc'
Overalls and Gloves
We carry a good stock of Carhartt Overalls, blue.
black and striped $1.50
Kentucky Jean ; 1.00
Buck Brand Overalls -...-. 1.00
Carhartt Gauntlets, 11.60 ZOO
H. B. K. Gauntlets, 76o to.-- -2.50
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We've picked winners in Men's Fall Shoes We're at the servioe
of every man who desires the best shoes his money oan buy.
•   )a    V/ IV IV Opposite the City Hal
Named Shoes Ar* Frequently
_____ tn Won-Vnlon Factories
no matter what lta name, unless it beara a
plain and readable Impression ef this Stsmp.
All shoes without the Union Stamp are
always Non-Union.
Boot (ft Shoo WorKora' Union
246 Summer Street, Boston, Msss.
J. F. Tobin, Prss.    C. L. Balne, ssc.-Tress
Royal Standard Flour
Uniformity in the grain—we select only the hardest, finest
wheat from-Alberta and Saskatchewan, Uniformity ot manufacture—the wheat-la around tn a mill equipped with every
modern device to produce flour .the finest of the flne, the most
cleanly., "Uniformity In bah-i—In our testing laboratory, we
test not only the wheat and the Hour, but also .the bread we bake
with the Boilr-the Snal t—ltt No wonder ROYAL STANDARD
Is jo uniform.  Your grocer has It
Vancouver Milling & Grain Co., Ltd.
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Between The B. C. Electric Raiway Co.
and Amalgamated Street andtHeettic
Railway Employees of America
AGREEMENT entered Into  (In duplicate)  this
first dsy of July, One Thousand Nine Hundred and
"The Company,"
employees of said Company affected by this
Agreement, hereinafter called "The Association."
WITNESSETH that tbe following Wage Schedule
and working arrangements shall take effect and be
binding upon the parties hereto.
WAQE SCHEDULE     <**-■"'.
Clause 1. No employee now ln the Company's service shall have hla earnings reduced by reason-of
this schedule, but when such will be the effect thereof to new men snch present employee shall continue
on the schedule In force to June 80th, 1913, and shall
retain the beneflt ot any future advances secured to
bim by that schedule.
Clause 2. Any employee appointed as leading hand
shall receive 3Vi cents extra per hour more than his
schedule rate of- pay so long as he continues to act
aa sucfe leading hand.
Clause 3. Where the rates set forth ln this schedule mean an Increase to any employee they shall be
deemed to have been ln effect on and after the 1st
day of July, 1913, and the Company shall on the next
pay day after acceptance make payment of such
amount, If any, as the employees are entitled to
hereunder for the interval between auch date and
the date of the acceptance hereof by both parties.
Clause 4, This wage schedule and the working
conditions submitted herewith shall be binding on
the Company and Its employees for at least two
years from the 1st day of July, 1913, and thereafter
from year to year, unices changed by the parties
hereto. Either of the parties desiring to change the
aame or open up the agreement or wage schedule
shall notify the other party ln writing ot the desired
changes at least thirty days before the expiry, of
Clause 6. The following rates of wages shall be
paid during the continuation of Oils schedule:
(a) On City and Suburban lines, motormen and
conductors shall receive:
First year .,.   27 cents per hour
Second year 29    "     "     "
Third year „  31    "     "    "
Fourth year „...._ 33    "     "     ','
After fourth year.  ;. 85    "     "   '"
(b) Motormen and conductors ln work train service shall receive ltt cents per hour in addition to
the above rates.
(c) Extra men to receive a minimum wage of ten
dollars per week of seven days,
(d) On Interurban lines, being District 1 New
Westminster (Central Park) Line, District 2 (Lulu
Island) Line, District 4 New Westminster (Burnaby
Lake) Line, and also on Saanich Line:
First year ',;'. 28tt cents per hour
Second year ..:  3014    "     "    "
Third year     32%    "     "    "
Fourth year      34 tt    "      "     "
AfteV fourth year  38tt    "      "     "
(e) Brakesmen, trolleymen and baggage men on
those lines shall receive:
27 cents per hour, for the first six months.
28 cents per hour, for the second six months.
29 cents per hour, for the second year,
80 cents per hour, for the third year.
31 cents per hour, for the fourth year.
(f) Shop and barn wages: Car cleaners, 27 cents
per hour. Motor car repairers, armature winders'
helpers, blacksmiths' helpers, carpenters' helpers,
machinists' helpers and aawyers:
First year .., 27 cents per hour
Second year 29    	
Third, year 31    "     "     "
Fourth year 83    	
After fourth year. 86    " •■   "     "
Freight car repairers 30    "     "     "
Freight car repairers' helper. ,... 27    "     "
Freight car Inspectors 32    "     "
Painters  43    "      "     "
Freight car and rough painters 29tt        "
Brush hands 27    	
Carpenters 48    "     "     "
Freight car carpenters 35    "    -"     "
Machinists. 46    "      "     "■
Blacksmiths .  46     '
Car wire men 40    "     "     "
Air brake Utters..; 40    "     "     '
Armature winders, first clsss. 46    "     "     '
Armature winders, second class.... 43    "     "
Armature winders, third class 40    	
First year 15 cents per hour
Second year  18    "      "     ".
Third year ..„; 28    '	
Fourth year  30    	
(g) Freight Shed Depsrtmsnt
Checkers  :....... 80 cents per hour
Truckers    27    "      "     "
(h) Malntsnsnos of Wsy Men
Track maintenance men:
First nine months 27 cents per hour
After nine months 30    '	
Track greasers.  $60.00 per month
Blacksmiths Same rate as shop blacksmiths
(I) Mstsr Msn
First year 80 cents per hour
Second year  82    "      "     "
Third year 34    "      "     "•
(k) Chilllwack Line
The wages In force up to June 30th, 1913, under the
award ot the Board'of Arbitration of which His
Honour Judge Howay was Chairman, shall continue
as the schedule during the Hfe of this schedule.
Recognition of Assoclstlon
1. The Company recognises the Employees Union
or Association and will not discriminate against sny
employee because of his connection with same. The
Company agrees that employees affected by this
Agreement should become members of the Association In order that all questions and grievances may
be dealt with by one head.
Interference by Assoclstlon
2. The Association agrees that It will-not ln any
way Interfere with or limit tbe -right of tbe Company
to discbarge or discipline Its employees for sufficient
cause except for membership ot the Association.
Dismissal for. Inefficiency
3. The Company shall have the absolute right to
dismiss any employee for inefficiency provided an
employee ao dismissed shall have an appeal to the
General 'Manager whose decision shall be final. On
the hearing of such appeal the employee ahall have
the right if he so desires to have present one official
ot they Association.
Nsmes of Employees; Advising Association
4. The Company shall forward the names ot all
men entering their employ affected by this Agreement to the Secretaries of the Divisions.
6 (a) Properly qualified officers of the Association
Divisions shall be recognized by the Company ln discussing any grievances of any employee.. Grievances
#111 first be presented to the local manager or superintendent, and If a satisfactory adjustment cannot
be obtained an appeal be made to the general manager.
(b) Any employee suspended for causes, and upon Investigation not'being proved guilty shall be reinstated and paid' tor all time lost through such suspension. Investigation of charges ln cases of suspension shall be held as soon as possible thereafter.
The suspended employee shall be notified at least
twenty-four (24) hours In advance when and where
to attend, and also be notified of.the nature of the
charges laid against him. He shall have the right
to produce witnesses and evidence thereat and also
the privilege of having an officer of the Association
present If he so desires. Final decision ln all cases
of suspension shall be given as soon as possible after
the hearing of charges Is closed.
(c) In the event of a decision given by' the Company under the foregoing section not being considered |nst and equitable by the Association, the Company agrees to -refer same to a Board of Arbitration,
which Board shall consist of one officer of the Company and one officer of the Association. These two
shall select a third, and ln the event of disagreement
such umpire shall be appointed by a Judge of the
Supreme Court, and the decision of the Board shall
be final and binding on all parties. Each party shall
bear the expenses of Its own arbitrator and the expenses of the umpire shall be borne equally by the
parties hereto.
6. In the event of an employee affected by this
Agreement being suspended by the Association from
membership of the Association for Just cause affecting his character or the performance of his duties
towards the Company or his fellow employees, the
Association shall bave the right to report the tact
of such suspension and the cause thereof to the Company for such action as the Company deems proper
to take thereon, the Association to have the right to
be represented at the hearing. General Manager to
decide. '
Lesve of Abssnce
7. Should the business of the Division so Increase
that It becomes necessary to bave a business agent,
and an employee Is appointed, then the Company,
shall recognize the employee so appointed as such
business agent, and he shall retain his seniority in
the Company's service end bave access to tbe Company's premises at all reasonable times.
8. Officers of the Association shall be granted
leave of absence on Association business In so far as
-the regular operation of the service will permit, and
shall be given precedence over any other applications for leave on the same day.
9. Any employee elected to offlce In the Association which requires his absence from the Company's
employ shall retain bis seniority rights, and shall
upon his retirement from such offlce return to the
Company's employ.
Rules snd Regulations
10. All employees shall be governed by the Rules
and Regulations established from time to time by
the Company, and shall also strictly observe all
special orders bulletined or verbally conveyed by
the officers of the Company.
Complanlta to Bs In Writing
11. All complaints brought before the Company
must be ln writing and the papers shall be open to
Lsst Property
12. Employees who turn Into offlce of the Company lost articles found on the cars or on the Company's property, shall attach to same a tag provided
for the purpose. The tag shall bear a brief description ot the article, with the time and place ot finding.
18.   In accordance with the past policy of the
'  Company promotion will, as far as possible, and having due regard to the needs of the service, be governed by seniority and proficiency, but ln all matters
of promotion and appointments the Company re-
(Continued on Page Five.)
Headquarters for
If a man wants the best knitted coat he sen bny.-we snf-
. gest this hand-frit he-hV cost, with s roll collar and
four pockets. The same cost would brinr ♦13.00 in i
stores j here H is $8.80. flits 86, for a normal man; weighs
____ There are various shsdes. Another eost at fHO
is made ewetly like a Norfolk coat, haa two ptoteto and
a loose belt; Have—*, and tan.
Spencer'a Shaker Knit Coat is another of the hand-made
coats and a heavy weight. Comes in white, maroon, grer,
navy and slate.   Fries......—.'. -.   .......fUO
Ths best All-wool Coat we ever saw for 16.00. A heary
weight; eOmes in grey, white, maroon, brows, ten, khaki,
nary and dsrk grey.
Hen who prefer a coat without collar will be pleased with .
a cardigan knit coat here in navy, white and grey. Price
*t\W I   '
Medium weight All-wool Costa are represented by an excellent Coat with a V n&k. It hss contrast}- trimming
bands and the colors include sll popular shades. Pries
$3.80.  Many other styles at the same prise. r
Popular priced sweater easts are here in great abundance
in every color, style snd weight that a msn would want;'
at $2.60, $2.00, $156 sad |1.00.
"Best Three Dollar Hat on Earth"
Richardson & Potts
417 Granville Street, Phone 3(22
J_ _U-r~M/
wish to announce that Mr. Frank*
lin and members of. hia orchestra
are not members pf the Musicians.
Union. When engaging music for
your next dance- or social, make
sure that your Orchestra is composed of UNION musicians.
Por full Information Phons Musicians' dales
Say. 7818. •
HoaasaaCaaUeSL        H»_ScyMv2S„ ffi*
C|__MjG   bout for hour
We have recently acquired the entire commercial alsn
business and equipment of Jenkins a Co, successors to Jenkins & Abbott; and that of Bend a Rloketts, Limited, as they
now confine themselves to outdoor advertising exclusively.
Brown Bros. & Chsi
M mtttsatt at.     neae lay. sss
401 HaavUle St.    raaao Ssy. atST ,
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Phone Fairmont "HU.
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Long Distance Phone 17
Espert SaortkMd. Trpewrttlal. Nemo<re;ala|. MultUnsUsJ. StsatdsssSTaSasaUaS
Use Electric Irons
Thecoitfor continuoui operation it only a lew cents per hear.
The iron it operated from an ordinary household tocltet.
The boat told by this company ate coottrucled on the best principles,
thit meant an appliance which it hot at the point and tool'at ilia handle.
The iron bean the manufacturer! guarantee.
Carrall and
Hastings Street
1188 Granville Bt,
near Davie PAGE FOUR
Published weekly by The B. C. Federatlonist, Ltd., owned Jointly by Vancouver Trades  and Labor Council and
the B. C. Federation of Labor, with
which Is afflliated lt.OOO organised wage-
Issued every Friday morning.
..Jas. Campbell
Vice-President  Christian Siverts
Director.   J, Kavanagh
Secretary-Treasurer —J. H. MoVety
Managing-Editor. R. Farm. Pettlplece
Advertising Manager.....—.11. C. Shrader
Offlooi Boast SIT, Xator Temple.
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Subscription:   $1.25  per year;   in Vancouver City, 11.60;  to unions sub-
serlblng In a body, 71 cents.
•Hatty ef labor; tke kape ef Iks world.1
In case there might still he some
lingering Ideas ln the public mind that
the situation on Vancouver Island Is
solely the work of "foreign agitators,'
It may be as well to present a brief
review of the trouble from Its inception.
In the flrat place, Industrial war was
declared, not by union miners, hut hy
the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir),
Ltd., who locked out their employees,
evidently with the Intention ot replacing them by less efficient but more
docile Chinamen. Thla action they
took because the men had taken steps
to protect themselves by calling upon
the company to obey and the government to enforce the law.
Although these earlier events have
passed Into history they may he new
to aome.
It ahould be noted that a committee
appointed by tb; miners at Cumberland to Investigate the condition of
the mine ss regards the presence of
gaa was dismissed by the company for
giving a truthful report of their findings, for reporting gas, ln short
Should any one doubt the Importance
of thla and how vitally lt affected the
men, let htm take note of the fearful
explosions that have occurred In the
past few yesrs In Canada alone. The
memory of Extension, Bellevue and
Fernle disasters is still fresh and will
not easily be effaced. When lt Is realised that the mine owners of the Island
were criminally careless as regards
gas, and that ln direct contravention
of the laws Of British Columbia, no
one can go so far as to blame the
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survivor may withdraw
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Cor. Hsstings & Carrall Sts.
New Westminster    Victoria
miners for desiring to protect themselves,
Following upon the discbarge of
their committee, the men decided to
hold a meeting for the purpose of
arriving at some solution of the difficulties. As there were three shifts of
eight hours each operating the mint,
one-third of the men were constantly
at work. It was obviously Impossible
for all the men to take part In a meeting and the mine be kept going. It
was likewise out of the question for
two-thirds of the men to decide upon
action Involving the other third. A
holiday was therefore declared ln or
der that a representative meeting
might be held. As soon as this was
done the company declared a lockout
and the light was on.
In the spring of this year the locked-
out miners succeeded in convincing
the men of Nanalmo and South Wellington that their flght was the flght
ol all the miners on the Island, and
the latter declared what was at once
a sympathetic strike and a strike
against their own manifold grievances.
What connection haa the IT. M. W.
of A. wltb the affair? The United
Mine Workers had heen Invited by the
msn, a year prior to the lockout, to
come to the Island and establish an
organisation. Tbe "agitating" attributed to this union consists in backing
with its powerful organisation and Its
ample treasury, the men of Vancouver
Island tn their lust demands,   .
If recognition of the union Is now
the principal Issue, lt Is because the
miners realise that their only hope
for reasonable protection of life and
limb lies In a powerful International
Men of the calibre of these workers
are not to be easily led by agitators
as Mr. Coulson and Hr. Stockett bave
found to their coat, Every effort has
been made by these men to Induce ie-
tactions In the strikers' ranks, without
the slightest success.
The provincial government has exhausted Its ingenuity to intimidate
and browbeat the men in order that
their spirits might be broken and the
companies might step forward as their
Mends snd saviors. An Instance of
the lengths to which the government
is prepared to go In order to cowe the
men was given this week at Extension. A striker, William Brown by
ns'me, had his home forcibly occupied
by seven special police and Ave scabs,
all at once, Hla furniture was piled
ln the middle of the floor and his personal effects strewn ahout
But lt has signally failed to work
tn the manner desired. If any of the
met had been Inclined to waver and
listen to the company's professional
agitators, they are now stiffened In
their support of the union cause.
There will be no weakening tn the
ranks and no men-will return to work
until the U. M. W. of A. has been
Let the Conservative party extract
what comfort It may from the fact that
a "foreign union" Is the only assurance left to Canadian citlsens that
the laws of a Canadian province will
be obeyed.
As tor its mllltla, if the taxpayers
of the provinoe choose to pay tor their
expensive tomfoolery, there seems to
he ho reason why they shouldn't go
on enjoying themselves, If there had
been sny real reason for their presence; If the miners were really desperate and anxious to light, not one
of the callow youths who make up
the "soldiers of the king" would be in
a fit condition today to draw his pay.
Twenty determined men could wipe
out the Nanalmo camp In as many
But the strikers are not looking for
blood and lt would be well for some
people to study the lives of these men,
If they wish to learn what a peaceful,
orderly citlsen really Is.
A number of people are accustomed
to look upon the Island strike situation as being composed of several fac-
tors. Capital and Labor are supposed
to occupy the oentre of the arena
where the? engage In an endurance
test, with the public aa a neutral onlooker, while over all stands the majestic Impartiality of the Law, ready
to maintain order and defend the
rights of the individual.
This pleasant conception Is being
somewhat dispelled; The sir Is being
gradually cleared and the truth begins to shine through. Hr. Bowser,
representative by right of the Western
Fuel Co., assists In dissipating the
fog, perhaps without Intention. He remarks:
"Since the mllltla took the situation
la hand there haa been no further
trouble, and now the crown Is prosecuting the large number of cases tbat
arose from the Initial proceedings, and
thereby demonstrating that the power
of the strike Is not so great after all
as the power of law.'
This shows the strikers to be ln
conflict with the law merely by reason
of the fact that they are living on
strike pay rather than on wages from
coal digging. In short, the fact that
the miners are on strike, however
peaceful that strike might be, mesns
that the "power of the law" Is opposed to them.
The two great camps on Vancouver
Island are now plainly discernible.
On the one hand stand the miners
fighting for the privilege enjoyed by
thousands of Canadian oltltens, that
of holding a card In an International
union. On the other hand stand the
mine owners together with the Conservative government and sll the human law machinery that lt Is possible
for them to prostitute. The public,
too, Is divided as combatants, the
more respectable element being In the
camp of labor, the other supporting
the mine owners.
The press to date haa also heen divided, the "Herald" of Nanalmo acting
as partisan supporter of the Western
Fuel Co., while the "Free Press" of
the same place has taken an "Impartial" attitude which must of necessity
be favorable to the strikers, as lt gives
the truth of both sides. The editor of
the latter haa, It Is reported, heen
dismissed on account of thlt attitude.
Mr. Bowser Is to be congratulated
for having shifted his labels. That
old legend, "We represent all the people," waa getting rather stale. The
new one, "We represent capital of
given dimensions," Is' more truthful
and shows us exactly where we stsnd.
He Is craay Indeed who Imagines
tbat all the Industrial unrest Just now
epidemic In the Old Country Is due to
trade unionists. The trade union but
expresses the effect. The'cause lies
much deeper, reaching to the very
depths of the social structure. The
birth pangs of a new order are growing more acute, with less Intervals.
The phpnomenon Is not peculiar to
Great Britain. It Is world-wide, with
precisely the same fundamental causes
forcing the Issue. The light for supremacy Is between the International
working class who produce all wealth
snd tbe legislative owners of the
earth, The stakes are self-preservation. Both parties, to the dispute are
organising and lining up their forces
for the Inevitable conflict. The workers are demanding the right to work,
to live and share ln the social product
of their toll. The privileged possessors are everywhere resorting to force
to protect and maintain their right to
rule, and rob. The Issue is becoming
leak' obscure. The giant Labor Is
awakening trom its centuries of slumber, and for.the first time tn human
history the workers are lighting their
own light and for themselves. This
because there Is no class below tbem
upon whom to unload the burden. It
Is an unpleasant experience, perhaps,
to live in these times, but the workers
are fighting a winning flght. Lose they
cannot because they dare not. To
know and understand the history now
being made by the hosts of Labor, and
to be made during the next ten years,
Is a constant source of Interest It
makes life well worth living. It may
be worse before lt Is better, but that
was true of more than the birth of
Industrial Freedom,
The B. C. Blectric Railway Co. Is
adopting an old, old excuse for Increasing Its carfares. The company announces that "owing to Increased
wages," etc., thla step has become necessary. Where the employees affected In the recent agreement will
receive one cent the company Intends
to extract a dollar, Which Is "passing
lt on" with'a vengeance. If the company should decide to again Increase
Its capitalisation, upon whloh the
shareholders would naturally . expect
the normal rate ot Interest, are we to
assume that Its employees must pay ltT
The subterfuge of placing the responsibility upon "lncressed cost of labor"
Is not a new one, but It Is not unlikely
that the directors will' get away with
It It Is part of the price of having
such public utilities owned and operated by private corporations Instead
ot by those who use them.
W: H. Youhill, a member of Vancouver Typo, union, who furnishes the
"Soldiers of the King" dope In the
Dally Province, as "Lancebesan,"' in-
last Saturday's Issue says:
"During the paat couple of weeks
there have been dismissed from
their employment several men
who obeyed the order and went
with the troops to Vancouver Island, and -qhlle the reason given
did not state definitely that it was
beeause they had done so they
were being let out, but In a number of Instances this waa thoroughly understood. While the men
were serving on the Island some
of them received threatening letters from their employers, and lt
was then given out by the officers
in command that all auch' esses
would be prosecuted to tbe full
extent of the law. As yet, how-
. ever, no sctlon ln this direction
hss been taken, and the men are
wondering whether anything .will
come of It. • * • And lt shows
very little foresight on the part
of the employer of labor when he
dismisses a man becauee he has
been attending to his duties, for
these same employers cannot
know howjrery soon thoy may require the services ot the mllltla
to protect their own property."
So thoughtful of a good union man
to offer his kindly counsel to recreant
employers. "Lancebesan" no doubt
has a vision of himself at the head
of a frensled mob of typos, leading an
assault upon the plant ot the Dally
Province. Employers should .always
be ready for such an emergency.
A good solution of the difficulty
would be to have all the unlonlats ln
the mllltla. In which case, after having vented their furious wrath upon a
building or plant, they could wake up
a few officers, don their uniforms, get
their guns and hold themselves at bay,
thus protecting the ruins from desecration. According to Vancouver I*
land methods the proper time to mobilise the mllltla is when blissful peace
haa settled safely upon the scene.
Acting-Premier Sowaer. if unfettered, could settle the Vancouver Island ooal strike In 24 hours.
After sll there may be some Justification for wageworkers desiring to
break Into "the war game. It la so
much safer than modern Industrialism.
Employment agency sharks are
licensed hy the federal government.
What's the matter with trying lt on
the real estate fraternity?
If you are a union man and would
like to receive The Federatlonist
reguisily, send along your name and
address, whether you have the price
or not   "Tour credit Is good."
To the. Vancouver unionist turning
In the largest number of subs, to The
Fed. next week two Orpheum theatre
tickets will be presented, the best ln
the house.
Bowser has even removed tbe
Statue ot Justice along with the old
court house, and with instinctive regard for the fitness of things has not
erected one on- his new court house.
One can never be too careful with
stenographers. It took Mayor Morley
of Victoria and the entire city council
two weeks to discharge one for "coming late," What I coming late1, tn Victoria.
"The Bank of France," "Harvesting
the Illg Crop," "Origin of Calabash,"
"Cold Storage Plants," and "Cookery
Points" are among tbe live and Interesting topics being discussed in the
Ladysmlth (Vancouver Island) Chronicle these days by Brer. Carley.
"What Is one to think of the Intelligence of the reader who flnds delight
ln such Items of news as fashion
freaks, follies of the idle -rich, petty
gossip about royalty and so on through
the whole gamut of vapid nothingnesses?"
Vancouver Board of Trade would
have no Orientals or Hindus become,
.owners of land ln B. 0. That 36,000
of them hold Jobs at wages below the
standard rates Is of small concern to
those who are responsible for their
being here, That only affects workingmen.
"Three hundred snd fifty thousand
'fallen' women on the streets of Oront
Britain! And the late Queen Victoria
told us 'The Bible Is the secret of
England's greatness,' Greatness!—
350,000 'fallen' women—all of them
somebody's lassies! Five hundred
thousand  fresh  oases of. the  most
serious  forms  of venereal  diseases
[every year—600,000!"—3. Kler Hardle.
Advices from Nanalmo say that the
editor of the Free Press was "canned"
by tbat paper last Saturday, for daring to have opinions somewhat favoring truth and Justice, and consequently
was In sympathy with the miners. Unlike the mental degenerate who edits
the Herald the late Free Press editor
stuck to bis honest convictions snd
quit a man.
Tbe basiness of Vancouver Island is
paralysed,-the merchants are suffering
hardships, the miners are lingering on
strike pay or languishing ln prison,
while Sir Richard, too big a man for
such trivial matters, Is enjoying English hospitality, and Mr. Bowser, too
small for hla Job, Is Issuing bulletins
and holding consultations. Whet la
needed In the Government Just now Is
a man.—Victoria News.
The, Journeyman Barber In a recent
Issue takes occasion to criticise the
man who holds down two Jobs. The
Barber makes the point that eight
hours a day Is enough work for any
one man, and that after he haa done
hts stunt tt Is up to him to let some
other fellow get a chance to make a
living. Let our slogan be, "Divide the
work." There Is enough .for all, if
none of us have to do too much.-
Those capitalists who would tain
suppress: trades unionism by Intimidation (though In Imagining they can do
this they hug a vain delusion) are
glad to call in the service of the police
and soldiers, whose presence ln large
numbers does not make for order and
good feeling, but the very reverse-
Dally Citlsen.
We notice that a number ot newspapers, having had more than enough
ot strikes, are pleading with the
Trade Union Congress to Indicate
how "theae disastrous strikes are to
be prevented." We should be more
impressed with this If we had ever
seen these Journals fighting to remedy
the wronga of the workpeople before
tbe need tor' a strike arose.—Daily
Whole pages of the capitalist press
are devoted to money, tt Is nothing
but' money, money, money. But ot
the claaa Who create all this wealth
little Is ssld. In an obscure corner of
the papers may sometimes be seen a
few short articles headed "Labor
Notes." The: only time labor geta any
publicity Is when a strike Is pulled off,
or when a few workers happen to get
arrested. Then the kept press lams
tbe working class right and left.
Cotton's Weekly.
About the best thing that has fallen
to the lot of Seoretary Bryan Is his
engagement aa an added attraction In
the big Chautauqua tent show. He
will appear with a Juggler, an acrobat,
a group of singers and others, and he
Is to get I860 a performance. This la
some money, but It not what many of
the big people In the vaudeville houses
get Mrs, Thaw Is credited with getting 18,600 a week, and Harry Lauder
received about the same sum on his
first appearance tn thla country.—New
York Dally Call.
The woman who are battling for
equal suffrage are to he admired for
their dauntless persistence, there
are many who may censure their
methods, but they have shown a courage, that will compare with the braveat
of men. Regardless of all the forces
that are arrayed against them, the
fight goes on, and even the most bitter
opponents are forced to admit that lt
is only a question ot a short time,
when woman will conquer all opposition. Her light is just and Justice
must ultimately prevail. — Miners'
There are too many real estate men
In this province, aad not enough farmers: there are too many persons seeking the patrician comforts ot deeply
upholstered motor pars, aad not
enougai producers. The big motor exhibit and the puny farming exhibit St
the Vancouver Exhibition tells tne
story of the state of affairs ln tills
province'today. The motor cars sre
for the men Who are making money
out of the farming lands without
making the farming landa produce—
land speculators who are thriving tat
Under the patronage of a criminally
negligent government.—Chinook,
The declaration that the local police
court Is a poor man's court seems to
be most logical. For It a rich man
accldently gets Into court he gets out
Just aa quickly. Perhaps he may have
to pay a small flne or bail, but that
would not even rob him of bis spending allowance. But the poor man la
the one this court Is-really for. It Is
men who possess little or no money
thst are arraigned before the bar at
tbe rate of one a minute. It la the
poor men'who, with hanging heads,,
turn from the court's desk and walk
hack to the bull pen, with Its dark
cells, rotten food, no lavatories, sickly
stench and less consideration shown
thsn to a dog kennel
The work we Joy In Is pleasure;
the work we are driven to Is slavery.
Pride In one's work Is only possible
where the creative faculties, whether
of brain or hand, are allowed full play.
And that Is one reason for the well-
nigh universal discontent among the
workers of today, The element of
personal pride, In their, work has gone
a-gllmmerlng along with many another humanising sentiment that once
made even poverty bearable. No
longer Is the average worker a crea-
atlve agent, a fashioner,of things ln
which he puts his whole soul. Mass
prductlon has crushed out his Individuality. He has become an In-
flnlteslmally small cog ln a gigantic
Industrial machine where one-half of
the cogs never know whst the other
halt are doing. Instead of the pride
of Initiative that once spurred him
on and made his work a Joy, the fierce
urge pf modern competitive Conditions has made him an unwilling
drudge, driven to his labors by dire
necessity. For lt Is not humanly possible to take a personal pride In the
products of a plant or machine owned
hy another. Now, if we only owned
the plant or machine ourselves there
might be a different tale to tell! And
tt will be told soma day, never fear.
For, de world do move, sonny."—
Coast Seamen's Journal.
Wholesome Truth of Strike Situation Told to New Westminster ,
Deplores Attitude of Kept Daily
Press and Uw-Breaitag
Government Forces.
The Rev. W. 8, A, Cnlx ot West End
Methodist Church recently spent a
week In the strike sone on Vsncouver
Island, for the purpose of gaining flrst
band Information about the coal miners' strike, Its causes, the manner In
whloh lt is being conducted and the
attitude of the business community.
The result ot his Investigations was
given to his congregation on the following Sunday aad later ti New Westminster Trades and Labor Counoll,
when he opened the eyes of a large
number of people who have been
swallowing the dope handed out to
them by the dally newspapers.
He had, he said taken copies of
Vancouver and Victoria papers with
bim snd everywhere received assurances that the statements concerning
disorder, rioting, the massacre at Extension, etc., were absolutely without
Three times, he had been told the
miners had endeavored to better their
condition and been starved Into submission, which forced them to resort
to organisation ss tbelr only protection and then the "foreign agitators,"
organisers of the U. M. W. ot A., came
on the ground to perfect the organisation.
The black-listing of two Are-bosses,
who persisted In proclaiming the
dangerous conditions ot the workings,
as demanded by law, led to a protest
and a lookout and later on to the Nanalmo miners coming out In sympathy.
The affair at Extension he described
as follows: About a hundred strikers
were delegated to go to Extension lo
try io prevail on the strike-breakers
to quit work. On their approach they
were fired on from some shacks near
the pit-mouth, aad one man was hit
by the strike-breakers, who had been
armed* presumably by the mine-owners. The miners returned rather
hastily to Nsnalmo, where tney secured what weapons they oould and
went back to the mine. The place was
deserted,'every Inhabitant having
taken to the woods. The two shacks
were burned, the manager's house waa
damaged by the breaking of windows,
but not a shot was tired. This is, he
claimed, the true statement of what
was spread broadcast by the Associated Press aa an armed onslaught by
tbe striking miners on the Extension
mine, coupled with atrocities that
would make a Bulgarian soldier hang
his head. - —    '
Ths mllltla ware never necesssry unless to ksep ths Governmsnt spsclsls
In order and, although the Individual
militiamen would offer no expression
of opinion, their attitude, on being
questioned, showed they were ashamed
of being tbere end their one desire
seemed to be to get borne.
Tne miners, he added, are being
persecuted and hounded to desperation, simply because they demand a
right to live and a reasonable degree
of safety while earning their dally
He wound up by roundly condemning a press which refuses to give voice
to the needs and conditions of the
working class snd has prostituted
Itself to the service or the capitalist.
"These foreign agitators are responsible tor all the trouble among the
Island miners and should be hounded
from the country," ssld one man tn
Rev. Mr. Crux, In tbe course of his
On Inquiry lt developed that this
man hsd sold a mining claim for 876.-
000 to the foreign syndicate which now
controls tbe mines.
Electrical Workers Mortality,
The awful death toll of workers ln
the eleotrlcal industry Is graphically
.depleted In the. July and August editions of the Blectrioal Worker. In July
there were 26 deaths of which 17 were
by electrocution. That makes 70 ner
cent of the total who went over the
great divide by that route. In addition there were two accidental
deaths or practically 80 per cent of
the deaths whloh might have been
avoided wltb proper safety legislation.
In August of tbe 84 deaths reported,
11 were electrocution and 4 killed by
fall or 6S 2-3 per cent of probable
avoidable deaths. The reason described for , other deaths reported were
mainly disease that Is peculiar to
electrical workers, such a splnsl trouble, typhoid snd tuberculosis.
The matter of keeping vital statistics of electrical workers must be the
prime topic for consideration, as this
death toll of 48 men In two montbs
makes a very serious problem to face.
The safety of electrical workers and
of their dependents depend upon what
they may do themselves tn the matter
of regulating construction work and
having laws enacted that would Inaure
them a sayso tn their employment
Ever Heard It Beforef
"I would say that I do not wish to
recognise you or your union tn any
shape or form. I certainly shall not
be agreeable to any Interview with
you or any member of your staff. If
any member of my staff bas anything
to complain of It IS their duty to come
to me with that complaint. When my
men will meet me In a proper spirit I
shall listen to them, but not through
any union or any other recognised
channel."—Dally Citlsen,
THE 8j
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Smart services
and pleasing varlst
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Popular Lsetif
H. M. Fttsgerald Is to"f
of popular lectures at thi
theatre, Oranvllle streel
Sept. 21, at 8 p.m.        I
"Fits," aa he is com J
Is a native of Ireland,'
working class he bSs '
about by the usual tides
that keep the members
eternally adrift and help!
turbulant sea of caplti
tlon,   In the course ot
"Fits" haa visited no I
portion of the civilised 8
observer, a thorough it,
tory and an Independent
hu heen able to gather
fund of Information bear
groat social and induatt
of our times.   Endowed
with a ready command!
wherewith to marshal hi'
comes an efficient plat!
and a vigorous prdmulg
truths upon whieh   the
world problems depend.
While   in   Central A
yefstt since, during one i
lutlonary periods pecullt
mate, "Fits" was wound)
by a fragment ot a shsl
of this hss been a perms
nigh complete incapacity
ual labor.. Philosopher
however. Induces "Fits"
thie misfortune as a n
unmixed evil, for lt has
both Ume and opportunll
tive part In the spresd
and enlightenment which
ures the onward and upw1
a true civilisation.   In £
certainly Is* doing more ■
mon good thsn he could J
accomplished through   bj
grind ot wage servitude.!
attend this series ot lect:
regret It ■
The. good of mankind L
lt Is not to he secured W
for all.men the possible,
liberty of sctlon and of
thought—John H. Robert
■    '    I
Why Pres. Bsnson Smllss.
To Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Benson. The
Federationist extends congratulations.
Mr. Benson Is something more than
president of Vancouver Trades snd
labor Council, an active officer of the
Typo union, and acting business agent
for the central labor body during the
absence of J/W. Wilkinson. On Sunday last .he became the proud father
of an only son, to Join en only daughter of ten years;
Ntxt Week at Psntsges Theatre.
Allison ft Trucco, International
dancers featuring society's ! latest
erase, "The Tango Dance."
Ameen Abou Hamld and troupe of
Arabian whirling acrobats—100 miles
an hour,
Jose Menlo ft Co. present the dramatic playlet, "The Indian Rustler."
The Pony Moore-Dancing Trio; s
speotacular dancing novelty.
Anderson ft Golnes, comedians "Fin
de Steele." ^
The De Vole Trio. Athletes featuring the famous De Vole tricks.
President—Christian S
Denman atreet, Victoria. I
Secretary-treasurer—V. ■
Box 1044, Vancouver, B. CJ
Vice-presidents—0. A. 1
Watchman, Vlotoria; J. Ft
anagh, ; Vanoouver] J. r
Greenwood; J. w. Gray, t
Taylor, Ladysmlth;
' Amalgamated Carpenten]
son, 838 Raymur Ave.
Barbara, No. 110—C. !
Room 208 Labor Temple,   i
Brotherhood of Carpente-
G. w. Williams, Rooms a
Bartenders—G. W, Curnoe
Labor Temple. .. m
Blacksmiths No. 161—M,-
Hill P. O., North Burnaby. .
Brlcklsyers, No. 1—W.°
Room 215 Labor Temple. ~
Bakery Workers. No. it-!
Room 220, Labor Temple.   *
Building Trades Council-,;
Bookbinders, No, lot—J. >
1044 Pacific St. i
Cooke—E. w. Walker, Ro-
Temple. ■'
Clear Makers, No. SS7—H=
c|o Kurt* Cigar Factory, V.
Electrical "Workera, No. -
Dunn, Room 207, Labor Tel.
Fletcher, 1712 Broadway W
Glass Workers, No. 4a—3,
Btaiftabury Ave.. Cedar Cot
Longshoremen—Thos. Nil
er St
Lathers, No, 207—V. ,
Room 208, Labor Temple, I
Machinists, No. 182—jJ
201J Fernwood Road. I
Molders,- No. Ml—D. >
Broadway West |
Moving Picture Operators!
sen Box 1081.
Pattern - Makers—Thoa,
Broadway Weat     .
Plumbers, No. 170—W. F
218 Labor Temple,
Painters,  No.  188—Skem
Sub P. O. No. 8.       -
.Steam Engineers, No. 817-s
gast Room 818, Labor Ten!
Btreet Railway. Employes
A. Lofting, Box 178, City Hi
Shinglers—J. F, RyaU. ir
Sheet Metal Workers, NaT
Edworthy, Labor Temple.   ,
Stonecutters—J. Campbi
Box 1047, City.
Trades and Labor Council-
klnson, Room 210 Labor Tl
Typographical Union, U
Neelands, Box 88.
Tile Layers, No. 82—J. -
1718-10th Ave. Eaat
Upholsterers, No, 84—W,
818 Helmcken St i
Waitresses, No. 781—B. „
Room 208, Labor Temple,
Walters, No, 28—E. W. W
208 Labor Temple. j
Western Federatol nof Mir
—R. P. Pettlplece, Room.
Temple. g
Tiotort*.     !
Wrench Box 770.
rar, Box 1188.
Boiler Makers, No. ltt—J.,
qulmalt B. C.
Bookbinders, No. 147—W|
1007 Pendergaat St     '•■'.'•-,
Brotherhood of Carpenters!
W. A. Parkinson, Box,888.    »
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the social, economic and moral features ot the cue. It will be forwarded to Provincial and Dominion governments. The text of the resolution follows:
"It la with a deep sense of the seriousness of the Issues at stake and of
our responsibility to the Oreat Maater
and Head ot the Church and to our
fellow men throughout ths world that
we, the Presbytery of Westminster,
approach the question of Oriental Immigration. But, being persuaded that
tbe future well being of Canada as
well as of the great races of the Orient Is vitally affected by thla queatlon,
we feel bound to face lt fully and fairly, and to guide as far aa possible the
thought and action of our church and
nation ln regard to lt
"We recognise our . obligation to
treat all men as brethren, children of
our Common Father, and to do all we
can to share with them the benefits
of our Christian civilisation and to aid
them by every means within our power In their efforts to reach the high
destiny for which every section of the
human family Is fitted: we make no
distinction of higher and lower between tbe races of the Orient and
those of the Occident, yet we feel
strongly that the best Interests of all
will be realised only by an honest attempt, to see the situation ln all Its
bearings and to understand the viewpoints of all concerned.
"The civilisations of the East and
of the West have for centuries moved
along widely divergent lines and have
produced not only different social customs and economic conditions but different types of character. These differences are not such aa to preclude
the possibility of the ultimate mingling on common terms of all races and
colors, but they are now bo great that
any rapid mingling of tbe different
types, especially of the laboring classes, Is bound to lead to serious misunderstandings and to produce disastrous
consequences as regards the harmony
and good understanding which should
exist among the various races.
"The Oriental races have developed
In the warmer climates where only a
very simple economic equipment Is required, while those ot the Occident
have developed ln temperate and colder climates, where an elaborate and
relatively expensive equipment Is necessary. Modern science has made It
noselble for the Oriental to overcome
many of tbe disadvantages of a somewhat colder climate and to flourish
with a very little more complete economic outfit than that which he left
tn his own country. But lt Is Impossible for the Occidental races to drop,
even-In warmer climates, to the simple
economic conditions of those nurtured
through centuries in these climes and
amid these conditions. It Ib therefore
not possible for any serious and disastrous competition to come to Oriental
peoples from the Introduction of large
masses of Occidental laborers to their
lands, but such competition is bound to
result when large masses of Orientals
are Introduced into Western lands.
"So long as only a small proportion
ot the total population of any section
of the country Is composed of Orientals, their presence may be beneficial
to themselves and to the community
at large, but so soon aa the proportion
becomes considerable, economic conditions at once disturbed, the standard
falls lower and lower, until If the proportion becomee sufficiently great, the
very purpose for which Orientals come
here, vis., to improve their conditions,
can not be realised and Occidental
workmen can not live their normal
Uvea under the conditions created.
una o. Warms
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Further, the Occidental races having
for centuries heen evolving democratic Institutions, and the Oriental races
having been under autocratic rule, and
It being Impossible to educate great
masses of people ln one generation to
take their part in discharging the du-.
ties ot citisenshlp, their presence In
any considerable numbers constitutes
a serious menace to democratic Institutions and the unity ot the nation.
"In British Columbia the question
has still another serious side. Our
resource* are such as to require large
corporations to develop them, and already they are ln great part ln tbe
hands of such corporations. The workmen ot Western lands have for years
been fighting a winning flght for a
fair share In these great natural resources. But the admission of large
numbers of Oriental laborers will provide a large body of workmen, not
accustomed to assert their own rights,
and who will be exploited for the enrichment of the few and to the great
Impoverishment of the citisenshlp of
the province, and the setting back of
the light for fair .economic conditions
for fenerations. Such a condition will
not be in the best interests of the Orientals who come here, or to tbe country, as It will make anything like a
harmonious and progressive Industrial
democracy impossible.
"But from our standpoint as a Christian church, the most serious aspect
of the whole matter Is that the Oriental races tend to gather together In
colonies often In the worst narts of
our great cities where lt Is difficult for
the healthier snd better Influences of
our civilisation to reach them, making their equality with the Western
races In social, economic and even
moral conditions much less likely than
It would have been had they remained
In their own lands.
"The situation Is already exceedingly, serious. One ln every nine of our
population Is an Oriental, and as a
large proportion of their numbers are
men, It means that one man out of
every five In British Columbia Is an
Oriental, and the Influx of -all races
excepting Japanese Is rapidly Increos-
Jng and promises to assume very large
"This Presbytery would therefore
urge that an understanding be arrived
at between our government and the
various governments Interested thnt
until the proportion of Orientals to
Occidentals In British Columbia Is one
to thirty of the total population, no
orientals excepting bona IMV merchants and students be permitted to
enter or reside in Canada, and that
those who -remain here be expected
to familiarise themselves with our Ian-
guage. Institutions and traditions be
-fore being admitted to citisenshlp.
"In the case of the British Indians
already residing here, we would urge
that those Intending to remain should
be permitted to bring their wives and
families, provided lt Is definitely understood that no other members of
this race will be permitted to enter
Canada until the above condition Is
reached, when the question may be
Carmen Want Mere Wages
A Btrike of all crews on regular cars
of the Akron, Bedford and Cleveland
Blectric Line Is threatened, following
rumors that motormen and conductors
Intended to form1 a union and press
their demands for increased pay or a
return to the old running schedule between Akron and Cleveland, which was
discarded several days ago.
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In Vancouver a new home of mor
tuary. It is modelled after slmllai
establishments which are modern and
In High favor In the large populous
centres or the East. This company, ot
funeral "directors Is known as the
United Undertakers, Limited, and- Its
parlors are situated at 225 Twelfth
Avenue West. The location la particularly noticeable Inasmuch as tt Is
the1 residence district of Mount Pleasant, far from the noisy and crowded
downtown thoroughfares. The appointments throughout this one are
thoroughly In keeping with the solemn
rites that sooner or later are. thrust
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appears similar to the neighboring
homes, although the office Is approached by a side ontrance. After
ascending the front steps to a verandah a large parlor Is entered, the furnishings of which are ln appropriate
taste. This, together with an adjoining back parlor, Is where the services
are held.
Nanalmo's in the limelight
As the Union's oome to stay,
And we think there la a reckoning
Not very far away.
Our men are being arrested,
And I tell you It's no snort
To be tried without a hearing
In a capitalist court.
If once, you are arrested
All endeavor you may cease,
For the companies, they rule the
Tbe army and police.
Tbey will steal whatever suits tbem
And hide linear your door,
Then march In and arrest you,
And you'll tare like Tommy Moore.
Since Bowser rule has been deelared
Our city's a disgrace,
Naked savages with bayonets
We are called upon to face,
Ae to those soldiers of the king
That's making such a fuss,
The dirty clowns don't know enough
To hide their nakedness.
The ladies of our city
Won't appear upon the street
Because those armed barbarians
They would be sure to meet
Every miner on this Island
HaB been treated like a dog
By the now despotic Bowser
And his henchman, Colonel Hog.
umo* Bosoms
Paste In your, hat for reference.
tary, Oeorge Powell, KM Fourth Ave.
w.i business agent, W. J. Nagle, Room
808, Labor Temple.  '
Aak (or Saber Temple 'none
Bsefcaage, Seymour 7400.
Amalgamated Soolety Carpenters—Room
208; John A. Key.
Bartenders—Room 208: Geo. W. Curnock.
B. C. Federatlonist—Room 217; R. P.
B. C. Federation of Labor—Room-. 208;
Victor R. Mldgley.
Brotherhood of Carpenters—Room 804
ind 806; Geo. W. Williams.
Bricklayers—Room 210; Wm. S. Dagnall.
Bakers—Room 220. - ■ ' ■
Barbers—Room 208; C. F. Burkhart.
Hod-Carriers,'Builders add Common Laborers—Room 220: John Sully.
Cooks, Watters, Waitresses—Room 208;
W. E. Walker; Tel. Seymour 8414.
Electrical Workera (outside)—Room
'207; W. F. Dunn.
Electrical Workers (Inside)—'Room 208;
F. L. Estinghausen, Seymour 2348.
Engineers (Steam)—Room 210; Ed.
Labor Temple Co.—Room 211; J, H,
McVety, .    .
Longshoremen's Association — Office,
146 Alexander atreet; Tel. Seymour
Moving Picture Operators—G. R Hamilton, Room 100, Loo Bldg. Tel, Bey,
Musicians — P. Howltt, 040 Robson
street; Seymour 7816.
Painters—Room 808; w. J. Nagle,  '
Plasterers—Joe Hampton; Tel. Seymour 1614.
Plumbers—Room 218; Melvln Bngolf;
Tel. Seymour SOU.
Street Railway Employees—H. Schofleld;
phone Fairmont 818,
Trades and Labor Counoll—Room 810;
J. W. Wllklnaon.
Typographical—Rooms 811, 218, 111;
R. H. Neelands.       /
Western Federation of Minera—Room
217: R. P. Pettlplece.
ers' Union, No. 88, ot Vanoouver
and Vlotoria—Meets seoond Wednesday
of eaoh month, 4 p.m., Labor Temple.
President, Chas. Bayley; recording secretary, Chris Homewood, 240 18th Ave:
Eaat- •
-Employees,' Pioneer Division No. 101
—Meets Labor Temple, seoond and
fourth Wedneadaya at 8 p.m., and first
and third Wednesdays: 8 p.m. Presldsnt,
H. Schofleld, phons Fairmont 088; recording seoretary, Albert V, Lofting, 8080
Trinity Street, phone Highland 1672;
flnanclal aeeretary, Fred a. Hoover, 2400
Clark drive.
_ al Local 887—Meeta flrat and (bird
Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Room .204. Labor
Temple: Financial seoretary, E. Prender-
gaat, Room 810.     ..-
—Meetings held flrst Tuesday In <*ch
month, 8. u.m. President, J. T. Ell-
worth; recording and corresponding ale,
retary, C. MacDonald, Labor TempJS;
flnanclal aeoretary, L. Wakely, P. O. Box
Meeta In annual convention ln January. -Executive oaaacera, 1018-14: President, Christian Siverts; vloe-presldenta,
J. Kavanagh, J. Ferris, A. Watchman, O.
A. Burnes, J, W. Gray, .Jas. Cuthbertson,
J- J, Taylor; sec-treas., V, R Mldgley,
Box 1044, Vanoouver,
MeeU flrst and third Thursdays,
Exeoutlve board: H. C. Benson, preaident; Jaa. H. MoVety, vlce-prealdent; J.
W. Wilkinson, general secretary, Room
210 Labor Temple; Jas. Campbell, treas
urer; Miss Brisbane, statistician; V. R
Mldgley, sergeant-at-arms; R. P. Petti-
flece, J. H. Burroughs and H, MoBwen,
rustees, ■ ■ \ ,.
Directors: Fred A. Hoover. 3. H.
MoVety. James Brown. Edward Lothian,
Jamee'Campbell. J. W. Wilkinson, R. P.
Pettlplece, John McMillan, Murdock Mo-
Kensie, F. Blumberg. H. H. Free.. Manag-
Ing director. J. H. McVety, Room 211.
ALLIED PRINTING   TRADES   COUNCIL—Meete 2nd Monday, la month.
President, Geo. Mowat; seoretary, F, R.
Fleming, P.O. Box It.
Have Voted to Affiliate.
The Riggers and Stevedores' Union
at San Francisco, one of the oldest
labor organisations on the Pacific
Coast, haa voted to affiliate with the
International Longshoremen's Union,
this action having been taken by a
large affirmative vote, the result of
which was announced at the last meeting, says the A. F. of L. News-letter.
The organisation now awalta only concurrence by the International. The
union has tried several times ln recent
years to bring this result about, falling
by a small vote a few months ago.
While a large part of the membership
favored Joining forces with the International, the unton has been so successful In tbe handling of/Its affairs
independently that the proposition
heretofore lost by a small vote. Since
founding of the organisation ln 1W3
lt has occupied a prominent place
among waterfront unions, being ever
ready to extend aid to other organisations In need. The Stevedores now
have a membership of 3,200 ln good
standing and are-known as a 100 per
cent organisation—that Is, all lobs on
the waterfront employ strictly union
men. .
A temporal government In the hands
of ecclesiastics develops Into a mild,
petty, listless, respectable, monkish,
Invincible despotism Just aa any plant
develops Into Its flower,—Talne.
with the LABEL on it
Cowan & Brookhouse
tabor Temple     »ti Say. 44N
137 Cordova Street W.
Basement Hotel Cordova
penters    and    Joiners—Room    200.
Sey. 2008. Business agent J. A. Key;
ofllce houn, 8 to 0 a-m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Secretary   of   management   oommlttee,1
Jae. Bltcon, 878 Hornby street. Branches
meet every Tuesday and Wednesday ln
Room 302.
and Joiners, Local No. 017— Meets
Monday of each week, 8 p.m. Executive
commlitee meets every Friday, 8 p.m.
President, Ed. Meek; recording seoretary, Thoe. Lindsay, 306 Labor Tern-
lie; flnanclal secretary, G. W. Williams,
t06 Labor Temple.	
Honors' Local - No. 40-
Meeta. second and fourth
Saturdays, 7:80 p.m. President,  A.  M.  MacCurrih;
- .  .-   corresponding secretary. W
letatieaa) .   Rogers; Business'Agent, J.
Black, Room. 220, Labor Temple.
aecond and fourth' Thursdays, 8:80
p.m. President, Sam. T. Hamilton; recorder, Geo. W. Isaacs: secretary-bual-
ness agent, C, F. Burkhart Room 208,
Labor Temple. Houra: 11 to 1; 6 to 7
p.m. .   ■'■  ■	
. eel NST 82—Meets first and third
Wednesdaya eaoh month; 8 p.m. President, J. Kavanagh; secretary, A. Jamleson, 64 Fifth Ave. Bast
Meets .lsst Sunday, each month, 8
P.m. Preeldent A B. Robb; vice-president AjH. England; secretary-treasurer,
R. H. Neelands, P.O. Box 00.
mam winsums, a. o.
Labor Counoll—Meets every second
and fourth Wednesday at 8 j>.m., in
Labor Hall. Prsldent D. 8. Cameron:
flnanolal seoretary, H. Glbb; general
secretary. B. D. Grant, K O. Box 884.
The public Is Invited to attend.
aecond and fourth Thursday- af eaoh
month In Labor Temple, corner of Royal
Ave. and Seventh st, at 8p.m. .President J. L. Hogg, Hanker Blk., Sapperton; Secretary, A. McDonald, 681 Re?al
Ave,; New Westminster.
. W .iff—,,'!•,• *"■*"•"■ seoond and
fourth Friday ot month In Labor Hall,
7:80 p.m. President.D. Webster: aeoretary, A. McLaren; P.O. Box OH, New
Westminster B. C.
„ penters, Looal Union No. 1680—
Meete every Monday, 8 p.m., Labor Tarn-
Pis, corner x-oyei avenue and Seventh
atreet. President, M. C. Schmendt; seo-
{■•tery, A. Walker, Labor Temple, New
Westminster, B. c
Labor Temple, New Westminster, earner Seventh street and Royal avenue,
every second Sunday of each month, at
1:80 p. m. Preaident E. 8. Hunt; aeeretary, P. W. Jameson. Visiting brothers
». O.
Council—Meets flrst and third Wedneaday, Labor Hall, 731 Johnson street
at 8 p.m. Preaident A. Watchman, secretary, L. H. Norrls, Labor Hall, Victoria, B.O.
and -Jolnera—Meeta every Tuesday*
8 p.m., at Labor hall, 781 Johnston St
Preaident J. E. Bryan; recording eecretary, Geo. L. Dykeman; business agent
and flnanclal secretary, W. A. Parkln-
Miaiaa1 mnosa
Western Federation of Miners—
Meets Sunday evenings, In Union Hall.
President W. Fleming; secretary-treas-
urer, M. P. Vllleneuve, Klmberley B.C.
_   No.   2288,  U.  If.  W.  Of A.—Meets
Wedneaday, Onion Hall, 7 p.m. President Sam Outhrle; sscretary, Dunoaa
McKensle, Ladysm'.th, B. C,
—Meete every Monday at 7:80 p.m. In
the Athletic Club, Chapel Street Arthur
Jordan, Box 410, Nariamo, B. C.
flee Room 808 Labor Temple, Meeta
flrst Sunday of eaoh month. President
Wm. Laurie; flnanolal eecretary, Geo. W.
Curnook, Room 208, Labor Temple.
Union.—Meets first Friday In each
month, 8:80 p.m., Labor Temple, W. E.
Walker, business representative. Office:
Room 208. Labor Temple. Houra: 0 a.m.
to 10:80; i p.m. to 2:30 and 6 p.m. to 6:88
p.m. Competent help furnished on short
notice.  Phone Sey. 6414. 	
WORKERS' International Unloa,
Local 67—Meets second and fourth Frl-
lay. Labor Temple. 8 p.m. President
/. A. Secley; secretary, A. W. Oakley,
738 Spmlln Drive, phono. Sey. 060.	
—Meets every Tuesday, 6 p.m., ROum
807. ■ President James Haslett; corresponding -saoretary, W. S. Dagnall, Box
65; flnanclal secretary, F. R. Drown;
business agent W. 8. Dagrall, Room
106—Meets third' Tuesday In every
month, In Room tot Labor Templo.
President F, J- Milne; vice-president H.
Perry; aeeretary, Oeorge Mowat lit
Dunlevy avenue.
and Iron Ship Builders and Helpers
of America, Vancouver Lodge No, 101—
Meets flrst and third Mondays, 8 n.m.
President, F. Barclay, 363 Cordova East;
secretary, A. Fraaer, 1161 Howe street.
Meeta flrst Tuesday esch month, I
p.m. Preaident Geo. Gerrard; secretory,
Robert J. Craig, Kurts Cigar Factory:
treasurer, 8. W. Johneon.
British Columbia Division, C. P. System, Division No. 1—Meets 11:80 a.m.
third Sunday In month, Room 204, Local
chairman, T. O'Connor, P. O. Box 412,
Vanoouver. Local secty. and treas.,
H. W. Withers, P. O. Box 481, Vanoouver.   >.	
118.—Meets Room 801, every Monday
6 p.m. President Fred. Fuller; vice-
president O. 8; Phllpot: recording
secretary, Jos. Russell, Labor Temple;
flnanolal secretary, Dan Cummlnga;
treasurer, Geo. Hcssell; business agent
W. F, Dunn, Room 207, Labor Temple,
Berry Bros.
Agents for
The Bicycle with the Reputation
Full   line  of   accessories
Repairs promptly executed
Phone Seymour 1(08
Houra from 10:JO to 8 p.m.
Late of London.
421 (Inside Men)—Meets flrst and
third Mondays of each month. Room 806,
8 p.m. President H. P. McCoy; record.
Ing seoretary. Oeo. Albers; treaeurer and
business agent, F. L, Estinghausen,
Room 302.   Sey. 6316.	
ASSOCIATION, No. 86 X 18—Moots
every Friday, evening, 140 Alexander st
President, P. Poet: seoretary, Thos,
Nixon. .        ..   T.     .
NORTH AMERICA.—Vanoouver and
Trinity Branch meeta 1st and 3rd Fridays at Labor Temple, Dunsmuir and
Homer st, room JOS. Robert C. Samr
son, Pres., 747 Dunlevy ave.; Joseph t.
Lyon, Fin. Sec, 1781 Grant at: Tom
Smith, Rec, Sep., SjS Broadway west
ond and fourth Thursdays, 7:11 p.m
President Chas. Mattlnsonl    recording
secretary, J. Brookes; finanoial saoretary,
J, H. McVety. _._	
cal 223, I.A.T.S.E.—Meets every sec,
ond Sunday of eaoh month', Labor Temple,- 8 p.m. President J. H. Fletcher; .
secretary-treasurer, A. O. Hansen; Dual*
nets agent, O. R. Hamilton. Offlce:
Room 100, Loo Bldg.   Tel. Bey, 6046.
■ 2100. U. M. W. of A.-Meete 'every
Sunday 7 p.ta, In U. M. W. of A. hall.
President Jos. Naylor: secreUry, Jamea
Smith, Box 64, Cumberland, B. C.
Union, No. 106, W. F. of M.-Moets 1
*-J!I-<f_jW at 7:80 p.m.   President
p. W.Perrln; secretary, Frank Campbell. Box 10. Trail, B. ft
meetinga In.Dominion Theatre, Granville Street, Sunday evenings. Secre
tary, O. L. Charlton. 3828 Main Street
Union No. 413—Meets laat Sunday
In month at Carpenten' Hall. Preaident, D. McCorklndale: secretary-treasurer, Harry 8. Potts, P.O. Box 849,
T-e Old _^W_U_ ____ of
Seo.I.KoCrooosB A.N.Bsrper
McCrossan-St Harper
Of cos: 11-86 Imperial Block
Union, Local No. 146, A. F. of M.—
Meets second Sunday of each month. .040
 'int J. Bowy—
ih: secretary,
Robson street .President J. Bowy*;.:
vice-president F. English: secretary, C.
P, Howett: treasurer, W. Fowler.
p.m. President J. Marshall; correepond-
Ing secretary, Wm. Rowan, Box 1047:
flnanolal secretary, K. McKensio.
moras or ooal an
, Coal mining rights ot ths Dominion,
In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, Ihe Northwest Territories and In a portion of the Province
of British Columbia, may be leased for
a term of twenty-one yeara at an annual
rental of 81 an acre. Not more than
8,600 acres will bo leased to one applicant
Application for lease muat be made hy
the applicant In person to the Agent or
Sub-Agent of the dlstriot in which tho
rights applied for are situated,
ln surveyed territory the. land muat ba
desorlbed by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied' for snail ba
slaked by the applicant himself.
Eaoh application must bo accompanied
by a fee of 16, whloh will be refunded If
tho light* applied for are not available,
but not otherwise. A royalty ahall be
paid on the merchantable output of tho
mine at the rate of live cents per ton,
The person operating the mlna shall
fucnlsh the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full-quantity of merchantable cosl mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the ooal mining rights
aro not being operated, such returns
should be furnished at least onoe a year.
The lesse will Include the coal mining
rights only, but the leasee msy bo permitted to purchase whatever available.,
surface rights may be considered neces-P
sury for the working of tho mine at tha
rate of $10 an acre.
For    foil    Information    application
should be made to the Seoretary of tha
Department of.the Interior, Ottawa, or' '
to any Agent or Sob-Agent of Dominion   <
Deputy Minister of the interior.
N. B.—Unauthorised publication of
thla advertisement will not be paid for.
Meets flrst and third wedneeday, O'Brien
Hall, 8 p.m. President, G. Dean; corresponding seoretary, F. Sumpter:' flnan-
Hal secretary. D. Scott: treasurer, I. Tyson; business agent Joe Hampton. Phone
Sey. 1614.
Decorators', Looal 138—Meet every
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. President J.- E.
Phillips: financial secretary, J. Freckelton, 111 Seymour St: recording secre- mm^m*mWmm~maf~
*1UDAt...>. BEWtoMfiBtt l},iilJ
-.Mass*, rsatslee VaadevUle
aits, T-as, sus
Season's Prloes—Matinee, 16c.
.   Evenings lte and tto
Where Everybody Goes
500 Gfallery Seats at 15b
Is Yunr Furnitura Showiiis
Signs of Wwr and Tear?
High time to look winter evenings to come. A comfortable
rocker, an easy couch, a bookcase a* .rug,'can make a lot of
' difference to one's comfort. Don t
go. on buying furniture winter
.after wlnter-^buy here where
furniture Is selected to withstand
.'the roiind ot season after season,
and many of them. Come In and
see the new arflvala—they will
brlpg many hours of comfort to
aome lucky persons.
Hastings Furniture Go.
Watch Hewelery
,     60 TO "
Geo. G. Bigger
143 Hastings  Street West
Makers of Fine
Portraits -
r*r\ with
TO THE  ••:';'
Vancouver Realty &
Business, Exchange
16 Hsstings Street E.
Shingle Weavers
Sawmill Work-
ers, Woodsmen
All interested in organisation
are requested to at once oall
at Boom 217, Labor Temple,
or communicate with
A. P. of L. General Organizer"
in aoBwaaiaajwoosn-
Hew aad Sssond-Jtead Ooode
of B»sty OsserlptUn
Bought aid Sols.
See.that this Lsbel is Sewed
, in the'Pockets     "-,   '
It stands for sll thst Union
Labor Stands for
.    Neeaaslty of Political Action.
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: It seems
to me tbat the great majority ot union
men are still to be classed among tbe
foolish; Tbey are still trying to better
their condition by foolish, not to say
Impossible, methods, Will they never
learn that combined Capital in the industrial field ta too strong and too
firmly rooted for even combined Labor
to enforce lta just rlgbtat
In the inudatrlal field, Capitalism la
backed up and supported by more than'
a century of usage and tradition, and
lt Is the moat difficult thing in the
world to oust usage and tradition from
the minda of people who are even'
above the average in their Ideas ot Justice and fair play. : -
Moreover, capitalism, ever since lta
victory -over feudalism, has had full
and undisputed sway over everything
pertaining to Industrial lite, and until
Within the memory of men now living
over everything pertaining to political
life, on, this material plane, It Is only,
on the.political Held that the workeft
have been able to snatch a few concessions from the masters, who were
forced to throw a sop now and then.
Why then, are the workers such
fools as to play the game the masters'
wayt With the government and tbe
army at their back the masters are
bound to win every time. The continuation of a strike Is chiefly a matter of
money, and yet the workera are foolish
enough to buck-their meagre pennies
against .the plentiful dollars of their
masters. Tie aad to See that experience teaches no lesson to the workers
who are, obeaaed with tbe same sort of
mind aa their fathers had fifty years
ago, They want the masters to act a
little more liberally. towards them.
Tbey dO not seem to understand tbat
to the worker rightly belongs all the
results of his labor.. Until they see this
they must continue to suffer the miseries of the under dog, and deservedly
i, . - "'-.-.. -   ■
On the political field they are strong.
But even that 'they do not seem to
understand, The work of a* voting man
counts aa much aa the vote of a capitalist, and aa tbere are many more
workers than masters, Including the
great army of sycophants, toiils, gunmen and hangers-on, lt surely ought'to
strike the moat stupid, reactionary
worklngman's brain ever created that
the only way to obtain Justice Is on
the political field. But, no! They go
on voting for the master class election
after election, sneer at the socialist for
wanting to bring about a class war-"
as If the class war bad not been In full
stylus for many, many' years before
they were born—and grin with sheepish satisfaction when their candidate
Ib slocted
Their candidate! Wlhat fools these
mortals be! They have helped their
masters to elect a tool that their masters need! They have tightened the
cinch Of the saddle that their masters
straddle while tbey, the poor, deluded
dupes, shuffle along as tbey have always done—aa best they can on foot
Wtll ft always be thus? Will there
ever grow up a working class that will
have brains superior to the working
mule or equal to Balaam's aasT Out
upon the fools that are traitors to
their class! 'Tie they who not only
revel- In their own Ignorant misery,
but also.compel the Intelligent and enlightened worker to submit to conditions against which bis soul revolts.
Out upon the sycophants and time-
servers'Who fear to offend tbelr masters, and bo help to continue a system
that is hellishly unjust to the great
majority of humanity. Out upon the
man (?) who scabs upon his fellows
at the polls and claims to be a good
union man at the time of a strike. He
Ib worse than a tool.   He Is a pervert
Constituted as human nature is today, trained for thousands of years to
babltB ot greed, selfishness and egotism, the master class have no compunctions about keeping the workers
In their proper place, down tn the
mud, grovelling for the pennies thrown
as bones to dogs. They, the masters,
are not fools, but they are essentially
selfish. They do not wish, and would
not allow the workera to share ln the
privileges they themselves enjoy—the
privileges the Almighty intended for
ALL OF US! This Capltaliat system
suits them SU right, but that the great
majority of the working claas should
acquiesce In their dictum seems-absurd, to me at least.
The ancestors of the kings, nobles
and gentry of Europe got their lands
and consequent wealth by use of the
strong arm. In this country the process was different, but the results are
the same. The upper classes have the
privileges—not won by hard work,
though—and the masses have the poverty, the sweat, the toll of making
money tor their masters and a barren
existence for themselves and families.
If.some of the workers are. content
with thla barren existence and dividing Up with their masters, there are
msny thousands who are not.
It la the God-given right of every
man, woman and child to enjoy the
fruits of their labor, and tt Is for this
God-given right that the socialists are
contending, and for which great-souled
and high-minded men have been contending ever since the first socialist,
the lowly Nasarene, was put to death
by an arrogant and selfish ruling class
nineteen hundred yeara Sgo. There ts
enough tn the world for all; more than
enough. Not one living soul need go
hungry, * NO one need go unclothed.
There Is enough and to spare. Large
quantities of food, fruit and vegetables
have recently been destroyed to keep
prices up! Oh, God, and. so many
thousands all over tbe land on the
verge of starvation!
You fellows who scab at the polls
and claim to be union men, you fellows
who think lt right that a part of humanity should have so much and the.
rest of us so little, stop and ponder
over the situation and see that lt Is to
the Interest- of all humanity that the
present system should end.
Tours for the revolution,
Olalla, B. 0.,, Sept. 8.
Sleeping Car Employees Organise.
Climaxing a movement that has been
under way for several months, Pullman sleeping-car conductors and porters of the United States and Canada
have formed organizations through
which It Is probable that the members
will endeavor to enforce demands for
higher wages and perhaps lu bring
about changes In their working schedules. Last week, at Springfield, 111.,
the "Federation of Pullman Conductors
of America" and the "Federation of
Pullman Porters of America" were Incorporated, and both are likely to start
organisation campaigns at once.
Every citizen may freely speak,
write or print on any subject, being
responsible for the abuse of that liberty.—Constitution of Pennsylvania.
Between B. C. Eleetrie tjr. Co. W Amalgamated Street and Electric By. Employeee
Asms far by
Disss. l,a
(Continued from Page Five.)'
additional expense by the men ot District 3 aa compared with Uke necessary expenses incurred conae-
anent upon lay .oven by men In Districts 1,1 and 4,
tha Company, shall reimburse such additional
expense to tbe men concerned.
60. Extra trainmen called for duty whloh entails
switching movements In and about any terminal
yard, shop, station or other point on the system,
shall receive pay for actual time on duty, provided
they shall be allowed for any snob duty not less thsB
two (2) such full houra,'
Extra trainmen called.for duty Involving road,
movements shall regeive pay for actual time on doty
provided that allowance for such extra duty ahaH
not be paid less than two (1) full hours. - ?
61. (a) Extra men to be arranged aa follows:-
First In, first Out, unless a run be known tb be open:
for six days or longer, then senior spare man will .
be entitled to snch rim. If run around anaoldably
men will be allowed quarter of a day and stand, firat
out When the run Is known to be open ior thirty
(30) days or longer regular men will take It If
desired. v.
(b)  If senior day man lays off for six daya or --'
longer, senior night man will be entitled; to take run,
and lt he does not desire It, next senior night msn
will be entitled to take such run, and senior spare
man will take night man's run.
(o) Day run to be classed aa any run ending at
6:30 p.m.
(d) EXTRA CREWS., AU extra men
H_o tttyr to be .called at places of residence for
SUiiiLni..   duty «Place of residence is within one
m*T*m "*""■ .mile from terminal. Extra board la~to,
be plSced tn the Trainmaster's Office.
62. Students while breaking In as trainmen shall
be paid at least one dollar per day during probation
provided that they qualify within 14 days.
68.   All road crews In freight service
shall sign up for runs as follows: *
A conductor-la charge of train.
A motorman In charge of motor, -
A rear brakesman.*
A trolleyman.
A   head   brakesman   according   to
': 64.  Tralntten on duty shall be allowed time not
to exceed thirty  (30)  minutes for meals,  when
talned from home terminal In any capacity, and shaU
be paid tor time so consumed.   Dispatcher's permission must be obtained.
, 66.   (a) When a train ia being operated over any
district other than that over which the crew operating the train ia acquainted with the phlyslcal characteristics or running rules of auch district, qualified.
.trainman will be suppUed as pilot   Pllota Will be
paid same rate as their seniority entitles tbem to ss '
conductor, ,
(b) Where trains are operated over two or more
districts or lines such runs shall be pro-rated among
auch districts, on a mileage basis aa deemed fair by
the Superintendent, who will hear claims of such
districts ln connection'with such distribution.
Trainmen of each district wlU be tendered the
through runs assigned to such districts ln accordance with seniority, and the Judgment ot said Superintendent as to competence, as above set for.
60. No employee* not a qualified trainman shall
be allowed to operate a train on any district, unless
absolutely necessary,    . .
67. Conductors ahall be provided with fllfteen
dollars (16.00) change money for passenger work.
68. Where trip reports detain conductors alter
day's work they will be paid reasonable time for
69. Trainmen dead-beading will be paid actual
time to and from home terminal.
70. Any motor or car required to couple to, or
handle two or more can on road service (other than
passenger) shall be operated by full road crew.
71'. When trainmen appear for duty and train la
annulled they will be allowed two and one-half houn
and stand flrat out. When train Is annulled, conductor will be notified In writing.
72. A trainman taken from bis regular run to
other duty shall receive not less than the same compensation aa on his regular run.
73. Runs shall be awarded to qualified trainmen
In accordance with their seniority on the district on
which they are employed.
74. Trainmen will be notified, when time Is not
allowed as per time slips with reasons therefor, and
shortages and omissions In pay will be paid by time
card If requested by trainmen.
75. Trainmen's seniority shall commence from
time application is accepted, and aame shall be
furnished to Association if desired.
76. (a) Leave of absence to trainmen shall be
granted by the Superintendent or Trainmaster on
application ln so far aa the proper operation aad
conduct of the service will permit.
(b) Trainmen after laying off ahall report for duty
at 2:00 p.m. the day before he deslrea to resume
duty; otherwise, shall not be entered on the board
for his regular run.
(c) Trainmen sick or unfit for duty will register
In proper book, and when they book O.K. for duty
aealn they will take their regular run.
77. One brakesman on each train or ear muat be
competent and have at least tour (4) months
experience ae such, and the same or. other brakesman must be acquainted with tbe road. A conductor will not be required to take out a brakesman
who is found to be incompetent more than one round
trip unless Hts alleged incompetency on investigation
is disproved. **" "***•
78. Trainmen will not be* compelled to handle
"bad order" cars In train, draft gear of which Is
defective, and requires to be changed, further than
to take care of perishable freight or live stock that
may become disabled en route to the firat terminal.
Under no circumstances will trainmen be compelled
to handle cars behind van other than official can.
79. ' Trainmen held off on Company's business by
order of the Company's officials will be paid schedule
rates for time lost, and wtll be reimbursed reasonable expenaes when away trom home.
Like .rates and expenses shall be paid to trainmen
when compelled to attend Inquests or courts on
subpoena requested or procured by the Company's
officers, the Company to receive and retain any
witness fees payable,
80. Night- rates to apply as ln the put, save aa
otherwise specified herein,      i
81. When a trainman la discharged, or resigns,
he will as soon aa practicable be paid and given a
certificate stating the terma of service and In wbat
-capacity he was employed, three.days to be considered sufficient; If held longer, be will be paid ten
(10) hours per day at the rate he was receiving.
82. In the event of a trainman signing up on
freight or shunters becoming Incapacitated through
accident or slekness to work on freight service, he
shall be allowed to exchange placos with senior man,
who has signed freight list, and the respective runs
for length of sign up, subject to tbe approval of the
88. Regular crews after finishing their run will
not be required to do extra work If there are extra
men available.
The Company will endeavor at all times to provide sufficient number of extra men so tbat regular
men will not be required to do such extra work.'
84. Seniority list of trainmen will be posted up
every six months.
86. Unasslgned crews in freight service will be
run flrat In, first out from terminal, when run-around
they will be paid half day for each run-around and
stand first out.
ThlB refers to District 3 only.
88,  It Is not the Intention of the Company to
adopt tbe plan of double-heading freight trains.
87. When vans are used trainmen will not be
compelled to abandon thslr vans between terminals.
This refers to freight service only.
88. Freight and work trains will be supplied with
van or other suitable car properly equipped.
This refers to District 3 only.
89. Manning ot baggage cars will be made from
, tbe ranks ot brakesmen In their seniority.
90. Senior brakesmen will be required to prss
their examination for conductor in turn. Brakesmen
refusing their promotion to conductor or falling to
'qualify for aame will In falling rate Junior to the
man who qualified ahead of him. This clause will
apply to trolleymen also.
Lay Away From Home Terminal
91. Twelve- (12) houra will be considered long
enough to keep crews lying at terminals other than
tbelr home terminal, and the Company will make
every effort to prevent this time being exceeded.
92. At all points where Company's Ice houses are
located train crew will be allowed Ice for their van.
93. For way' freights beyond the reasonable
capacity of the train crews to handle, the Company
ahall furnish snch necessary extra help and In aucb
manner aa the Superintendent shall decide.
94. Switching trains with vans attached. Switchmen must not switch trains with vsas attached.
Night Men
96. (a) AU mechanics aad mechanics' helpers In
Mechanical Department to receive five oents par
hour additional to regular rata received by them oa
regular day work.
(b) All vacancies for day work to ba recruited
from night'men aa far as practicable, seniority and
proficiency to govern.   Superintendent to. decide.
96. Painters, carpenters, machinists, blacksmiths,
armature winders, car repairers and ail other shop -
employees employed oa day shift, exoept car cleaners,
to receive time and a half attar < p. m. and from II
noon until 6 p, m. on saturdsys, aad doable time from
10 p.m. until 1 a.m. or loafer If oompulaorlly j
employed, and attar 5 p. m. Saturdays, also double
time on Sundays aad holidays. Bstra duty lavolf-
lag overtime to ba taken by -employeea In rotation
as far as It may ba convenient
Holidays ahall be aa follows: Sundays, New Tear's
Dsy, Goad Friday, Vlotoria. Day, Dominion Day,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmaa Day.
Provided, that the foregoing shsll sot debar ths
Company from calling on an employee to work at"
any time or times, to enable the Company to operate
any emergencies which may arise, and that any such
employee called upon to work on Sunday or statutory
holidays or for emergency night calls Shsll not ba
paid less than four hours and s hslf straight time.
Notice ot emergency calls to be given as early aa
possible, ■ -'
; Six-day Weak
97. Car maintenance men to work six days per
week on night shift at tha discretion ot the Company,
for nine houn per day at straight time. Any time
worked In excess of the nine hours to be paid for at
the rate ot time and a half for first five houra aad
double tune for any further period until relieved from
duty. Double time also Will he paid on the seventh
day should an employee be required to work mora
than alx days ln ths week. ■ The Compsny shall
arrange for the day off per week to ba taken at tha
time or times.moat convenient to the running of lta
business. As large a proportion as possible of the
employees shall bave their day off at week-ends and
provision will be made that employeea shall have
their leave at Week-ends In turns.
tot. the purpose of thla clause the expression
"Car Maintenance Men" includes all mechanics and
other employees, Including car cleaners, necessary ln
the car barns, who sre engaged In those routine
duties necessitated by the running of a car service.
Traveling TlmS
98. Any man.called to work In outside places
from his own shop shall receive time for going to
and coming from auch places, also free transporta-
-, tlon, except in the case of s man being transferred
s trom one shop or barn to another for a period
exceeding seven days.
99. When men are called to plaoea where food la
not readUy obtainable they shall not be required to
work more than seven houra without meala being
supplied by the Company,
Chaagea of Staff
100. On reduction ot staff through slackness of
work, last on.first bit; last off, lint on, and a man
shall not be considered a aew man ln restarting.
Men on being laid off under this, clause shall leave
an address with the Company. Not less than forty-
eight (48) houra notice or resumption of work shall
be given by the Company to the men by mailing
advice to such addresses. It men do not appear to
resume their positions same shall be deemed to be
ln the event of slackness of work In car shopa and
barns, the hours shall be reduced proportionately, In
preference to the laying off of men.
Blaoksmlths' Helpers.
161.  Blacksmiths to have own regular helpers as
far as circumstances will allow.
Leave of Absence
102. Employees In mechanical department shall
be granted leave ot absence on application to their
respective foremen or superintendents, where auch
leave does not exceed one week In so far aa the
prope roperatlon of the shops wUl permit. Throe
monthB leave of absence shall be granted if desired
after one year's service. After three yeara' service
the leave shall extend to one month per year, It not
previously taken. Leave granted for the business of
the Association shall not be Included In the foregoing,
103. Car repairers to be supplied with all tools.
Carpenters to be supplied with machinists' hammer
and monkey wrencb and bits for repair work when
Lateneaa in Reporting
104. All employees In mechanical staff who are
unable to report for work at specified time for good
and valid reasons shall be allowed to start halt an
hour later.   Superintendent to decide.
Lavatory Accommodation, Etc.
106.  Suitable toilet and lavatory accommodation to
be provided.   Meas room accommodation so far as
practicable. ,
Firat Aid Men i
106. The Company shall name and appoint competent first aid men to take charge of first, aid work
and boxes at each barn and department
Employment Application Form
107. All candidates making application shall only
be required to state tbelr throe lut employers on
application employment form.
Apprentices, Transference or Dismissal
108. Any apprentice who, having served one year,
ln the opinion of the shop foreman shows no aptitude
for acquiring the trade, will be transferred or dismissed, and all obligations accepted by the Company will of necessity be forfeited.
109. Men who bave served an apprenticeship or
had four yean or over varied experience In the
separate tradea or callings u described In tbe next
four succeeding paragraphs, shall be termed
mechanics, and any men doing work which generally
Is accepted in Vancouver, New Westminster snd
Victoria as mechanic's work, shall be paid at the.
minimum rate of pay, and the Company will not
employ semiskilled men tor mechanics' work or
have helpers do mechanics' work or any part thereof.
110. Men who have served an apprenticeship or
had four yeara or over varied experience ln the
- operating of lathes, planing, slotting, milling, shaping
and tyre-boring machines, or other machine toola,
and flttera who are capable of fitting up, assembling
and repairing tbe various parts or details of engines
or locomotives, stationary, marine, or any kind of
machine or machine tools, and vise work generally,
shall be designated as machinists.
in. Any man who has served an apprenticoajilp
of -four yeara Or who haa had four yean varied
experience at the blacksmith trade, and who, by his
skill and experience, Is qualified and capable of
taking a piece of work, and, with the use of drawings
and blue prints or from Instructions can transmit
such work to successful completion within a reasonable length of time, shall be considered a blacksmith.
112. Boys serving sn apprenticeship to learn the
trade shall be designated apprentices. Any boy
hereafter engaging himself to learn any mechanical
- trade shall be over sixteen and under twenty-one
years of age, muat serve not less than four years,
must be able to read and write English and know
the flrst four rules of arithmetic.
Machinists' Helpers '
*    113.  Tbe number of apprentices In the case ot
machinists shall be one tor the shop and one for
every four machinists employed.   Helpers will not
be advanced to the work of machinists, and when
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The Reason for theSucctu ef
Our Great
rX. ,u
Reduction Sale
Io that we ore keeping
frith with the public
Mid giving exactly
what we adrertiee
At a Discount of 20 per
cent, and 25 per cent.
off Regular Prices
Everson Pianos, Colonial styls. Regular $375.   Sals pries $280
Everson Pianos, Louis styls.   Regular $400,  Bale prioa......'. $815
New Boils Williams Pianos, mission.
Regular $475.  Sale pries $880
New Seals Williams Pianos, Louis
style.  Regular $650.  Bala price... $440
New Style Williams Pianos, style Co-
Ionia! Regular 4825. Sale price....$420
New Scale Williams Player-Pianos.
Regular $800. Sale price... .$710
New Scale Williams Playsr-Pianos.
Regular $050, Sale price $760
Everson Player-Piano, fumed oak.
Regular $700. Sale price $600
Schubert Player-Pianos, mahogany.
Regular $850.  Sale price. ..$680
Schubert Pianos, mahogany. Regular
,$475.  Sale price $365
The Bowes
Music House
10 Hastings Street
CUMBERLAND, Sept 15.—Since the
Inception of the lockout, twelve
montbs ago, in Cumberland, we find
tbat tbe coal barons have placed all
kinds of obstacles ln tbe Way of the
Striking miners,- whose firmness baa
never in the leaat been weakened.
And why? Because the minera of
Cumberland understand that they
would be more oppressed by the Iron
heel ot the operators; and would be
compelled to remove outside ot the
city of Cumberland, and reside In the
newly-erected houses ot the operators,
built on their own property, a town-
site Inaugurated by the company,
called Bevan, better known as No. 7.
- To elucidate this I might state that
for several years the company haa
been concentrating Its efforts ln the
vicinity of this newly-formulated town-
site, and have now erected several
hundred houses, as well as a boarding-
house, a company store, a company
hotel, a butchering department, and a
million-dollar electric plant, as well as
three other stores, run.by Chinamen,
for the company's convenience. I
.. We also liner that new shafts are
Bearing completion which will take
aat the eoal whloh cannot successfully
be produced at the mines situated In
the vicinity of Cumberland on account
of the long haulage of the alopes
which is over two miles below ground.
- Then again we have the McKensle
A Mann railroad, which Is the Canadian Coal Co., being laid, which, after
completion, will land at tbls townsite
celled Bevan without touching tha
dty of Cumberland.
. All thla development work on tbe
part of the coal barons will explain for
obvious reasons tha solidarity aad the
grim determination of the striking
miners, some who for yean have
striven to collect out of their meagre
earnings a piece of land, upon which
they have built a home, while others,
although not so fortunate, have,
through their environments, made ac-
quaintancea from which they would
not like to be separated, wblch the
company Instate upon.
I might state here that for yeara
prevlov to the lockout the mln-
-ers . —o ware working at No. 7 and
8 mines were transferred to aad from
the mines by train until the beginning
pf the summer of 1911, when the company ..issued orders to all men working
at theae particular mines to leave
their places of abode In the city and
take up their residence at the town-
.site of Bevan, which is situated several miles from the city of Cumberland, aa they were not to run the train
any longer for that purpose.
. Thla did not in any way Jar the
men, aa they knew that the company
was expending all this money for their
own material benefit and therefore expected such.
- Of course the minera showed tbelr
reluctance to this, as the majority of
.them knew exactly what It meant, as
they had worked In other mining
camps where such conditions prevailed and flatly refused to tolerate
again any auch Inconveniences, aa It
-'was detrimental to them aa wage-earners, and they would have to nay exorbitant prices" for the necessities or
life, through being compelled to deal
. at the company store.
Some of the miners, after getting
Instructions, though they might be
able to elucidate matters by quitting
those mines and get work at some of
;the other mines nearer the city ln
which they lived, evidently forgetting
that the hirelings of the company
-would crush them by pressure, which
they often precipitated, and which
worked In many cases effectively.
The Black List
* The coal barons, seeing that the
miners would not submit to such Impositions, Willingly adopted a new
.system, called the permit System,
whereby a miner could not leave one
mine to go to another without the permit being endorsed by his former em-
: ployer. This new system, when
brought Into effect, wu the means of
strengthening our organisation considerably, aa they discriminated
against the minera In wholesale fash-
Ion, directly and Indirectly. .
Instances can be cited, which cannot   ba   succeasfulty   contradicted,*
where, after the company bosses gave
English-speaking   minera   permits to
take to other bosses at other mines,
where, after leaving tbe mines, operators walked Into tbelr offices and
' telephoned to the aame bosses not to
: give them Jobs, to keep them walking
., back and forth to the mines until
their money waa exhausted and which
would compel them to return to their
, former occupations, where they would
.have to accept the company's terms,
by compelling them to live on tbelr
-property and deal at the company
Another lnstanoe of such tyranny on
the part of one of theae barbarians
. was when one of our forelgn-speaklnr
brothers, who could speak but little
'.English and read less, secured s permit, which had scribbled on It In
wrlttlng, "Do net give this man. employment"
To all appearances many may think
that the coal operators Intend to
make Cumberland a miniature West
Virginia Let me state that as Capital
has no conscience, I anticipate that
their actions, their tyranny and their
rapacious,greed for dividends warrants It
We find tbat In West Virginia tbat
the-miners bad to atrlke, on account
of their conditions which became Intolerable through being compelled to
live In company hovels, and to deal In
company stores, whereby for yeara
hundreds of these mlnen never received a particle of the wealth they
produced, where for year In and year
out tbey were banded a piece of paper
with words Inscribed "balance due
This, In all probability, would have
been our lot In Cumberland, as the
operators concerned In this particular
combine, known as the Canadian Coal
Co., are Just aa Inhuman as the operators of'West Virginia, who armed
themselves with rifles to help shoot
the striking miners down, who hsd
the courage to say the same as we ln
Cumberland said
War on Women
Editor B. C. Federationist:   As one
of the wlvea ot the Imprisoned miners,
l beg leave to write to you to let you
know how We were treated laat Satur-
day at Nanalmo.   Wejiad been told
that we were allowed to visit our
huabands on Saturday and  Sunday
from 1 till 4 o'clock; so we accordingly   made   arrangements   and   hired
stages, etc., to take US from Lady-
smith by road, as .we would not be
aole to return by train and could not
very well stay the night, aa moat ot
tbe women had to leave their children
at home with neighbors.   We   left,
here about 10 aim. and arrived ln Nanaimo aoout 1B.30.   Some kind, woman bad prepared us a lunch and after
tnat we'drove out to the gaol, reaching there about 1.10 p.m.   Wa were
ariven hy six specials  out  of  the'
prison grounds and had to stand mut
in tbe road about three hours before
we were admitted, only two at a time,
Then we were told, and not very kindly either, that nothing whatever to
eat must we take to the men, not even
a bit of fruit  One or two of us managed to give them a pe.ar or a bit of
chewing gum to take tbe place ot their
dearly   loved   tobacco.   Then  their
clean clothing bad to be thoroughly
examined and newspapers all unfolded and magazines searched leaf by
leaf, and after alt this we, these men's
wives, hsd less than five minutes to
speak to them and than with two or
three guards listening to every word.
Soma of the men have not a single
charge  against   them, sad none of
them have yet had their trial to know
if they are guilty or not   Some ot
them have been In gaol a month aad
some, more, and their food and sanitary arrangements are disgusting to
ssy the lesst  Tet with all thla most
of them are cheerful and are looking
forward to victory. I should much Ilka
to see tbls letter published in The
Federatlonist aa I think tbat respectable women, some with  babies ln
their arms, might have been shown a
little consideration.   It by thus treating ua they think to make us give In
they are greatly mistaken, for most Of
us are. aa determined aa our husbands,
and will do all In our power to help
our men win this great struggle.
Ladysmlth, Sept. IS.
Prom Cumberland's Mayor
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: During the put few weeks there
have been so many conflicting reports
regarding industrial conditions In this
vicinity, that I feel called upon—although with reluctance because of the
official position I occupy aa Mayor ot
this town—to give what appears to me,
an accurate account of the mora important featurea of the minora' strike
ss it bu affected the peaee of this city,
snd the chief events connected therewith. Aa to the cause of thla atrlke
and the arbitrary powers the officials
of the Colliery Company have taken
occulon to exercise I will not dwell
Upon; Instesd, I shsll endesvor tol
show that the strikers, who from the
Inception of this trouble hsve numbered between four and five hundred
persons not Including any memben of
their families—ara and have been—
notwithstanding the fact thst they
bave had at times to suffer the most
extreme provocation and Insult—one
of the most peaceful and orderly communities in thla Province. I shall alao
shew that the Invasion of this dty last
September by twenty or thirty mounted
police, and one hundred or so apeclsl
and provincial police, also the entrance
Into tbls peaceful city by three hundred and fifty o. the mllltla and soldiers with two maxim guns are Instances of Imbecility, not to say In-
sanity, that would be difficult to find*
paralelied In tbe history of the British
Empire. If the ssme act was perpetrated In any part of Oreat Britain for
so little cause, no Government could
stand the ridicule that would be
heaped upon It.
The fact should be continually borne
ln mind tbat at no time since the beginning of this strike have the Police
Commissioners or the City Council
seen sny occulon ln wblch it wu necessary In maintaining the peace, or
nreventlng the destruction of private
property. When the Provincial authorities lut September aaw fit to cause
tbe Invasion of this city by a horde
of special and mounted police, a few
days sufficed to show that they were
raoval, excepting a few individuals
yrho were left for 'the most part to
guard the Colliery Company's property,
From that September day almost one
year ago, when the strike commenced,
to July 19th, the court records will
show that there was not one case .of
serious disturbance or one dollar's
worth of property destroyed. When
this tut Is remembered and the uphill battle the men bave had to flght
against destitution, provocation, insults
from within and without and the
knowledge that they need expect no
assistance or sympathy from, those
who have the power to cause an investigation of their grievances, serious
though they be, lt la a remarkable
fact tbat these men hare so much control over themselves u to respect the
Tbls peaceful state of attain continued to the 19th of July, which date
happened to be the Company's payday.
Because of an occurrence which took
place In the evening of this day, an
event whieh In most places would be.
the rule rather than the exception,
under like circumstances, the Provincial authorities uw the necessity of
sending a regiment of militia and soldiers wltb maxim guna to maintain the
A week or bo previous to tho above
mentioned date rumors became current that a number ot atriae-breakera
would raid the town. It may be explained tbat not less than 90 per cent,
of the Company's present white employees live on the outside ot tbe city
(Chinatown, Negrotown and Japtown,
alao some distance from tho elty comprise a population ot approximately
MOO); Aa these rumors were rather
vague little credence wu put In them
by the; authorities. However, on the
evening of the 19th, and u rumored,
a procession of these strike-breakers
marched Into the town, headed by a
fellow whou very- appearance wu sufficient to be a menace to the peace of
the city under such circumstances. As
would certainly be expected, a crowd
quickly gathered, but apart from a
little excitement, and as the employeea
already mentioned quickly dispersed,
the trouble wu over within fifteen
"No longer will we be dictated ts by
you operators. We are the people who,        .uln(.M „ „uow „„ „,ey ,
create your wealth.   We produce that noJ muirei, which caused their
whloh enables you te live In ease and I
luxury, and then you compel ua to live
In your houses, whieh we built.   You
also compell us to deal In ypur store,
that you may rlnq mora profits from
what we consume aa well as receive
profits from what wa produce.  No, we
unnot tolerate auch any longer.  And
wa don't Intend tb; we are a united
body, known as the United Mine
Workere; who will, ferae you to concede conditions whereby ws, as producers of wealth, will have a aay aa
to under what oondltlons ws shall produce that wealth and where wa shall
spend It"
Now u a sequence to this, lt would
be expected that the rlngleadera who
started thla disturbance would have
been the tint to be arrested. The
strikers have maintained that the Provincial Police have exerted their power against tbem unreasonably, and In
the light of recent events one Is Inclined to believe that the.accusation
may ba correct; If otherwise, why bave
these police not arrested a single one
of that gang who ostensibly came Into
tbe town for the purpose of creating a
disturbance? What la their motive in
having a charge of unlawful assembly
laid against Mr. Naylor, the Preaident
of the local miners' union? He Is accused of inciting the men to riot on
this- night; does sny one who knows
this msn believe tbls monstrous accusation? Do even his defamers believe
It?- For s considerable time I bave
known Mr. Nsylor Intimately, and from
that Intimacy a respect hu grown
greater tban for any one In this town.
Repeatedly I have known htm to warn
the men to be careful, to keep away
from the boose, and not give cause
to their enemies to lay a criminal
charge against them. One of his favorite expressions wu: "This strike Is to
be won on the strength ot union principles, aad not by breaking the lsw,"
HIS control over hlmulf snd over the
strikers hu earned him tbe respect
ot every thinking penon In this town,
Msy there aot be considerable truth In
the prevailing suspicion thst there ll
a concocted plan to ruin this man, as
thereby a long step would be gained
towards destroying the cause be represents?
So long u the miners will elect men
to tbelr Executive Board of the aame
principle, Judgment and calibre u
those on the preunt Board, so long
will they continue to have the Sympathy of the constituted authorities
of this city. And ln the aame manner
until the Provincial Government elect
men who are able to discern right trom
wrong, and do their duty without fear
or favor, so long will tbat government
continue to deserve tbe contempt of
every right thinking individual. '
People should be alow to accept all
tbe statements regarding thla strike,
particularly thoae as reported on the
front pages of newspapers.
Militia Offloen of Fiftb Begiment
Make Very Interesting
Canadian Ooffieriei <Jo. Refuses to
Switch Onion Product from Jin-
• fie Pot Over Its Lines.
LADYSMITH, V. I., Sept. 16.—After
being stationed here for several weeks
the-captain, officers and memben of
the Fifth Regiment have recently "dlv
covered, much to their surprise, that
Local 1888, U. M. W. of A„ atlil hu a
preaident and executive officers to
carry on the affairs ot the local union,
during the time occupied by the members, who are boarding at the thug's
expenu in Nanalmo.
It la common conversation, on the
streets that the mllltla were going to
"break the atrlke" at all hasarda.
The thanks of looal 2881, U. M. W.
of A., Ladysmlth, are due to the mllltla
for the careful manner they are keeping watch over the residence of President Guthrie during bis enforced absence from home, The sentry on duty
mult feel the great responsibility
while In the neighborhood of such a
desperate criminal's home.
The concert aad dance, given by the
officers and mea ot the Fifth Regiment on Friday lut wu appreciated
by a certain section of the community.
It Is to be hoped that the select were
not too late for the minera train on
Saturday morning.
Strike Still on at the Mlnu.
The strike is still on, despite Napoleon Bowser's alleged aettlement, u
published In recent Issues of the Colonist, Province, Bun and World, Very
few strike-breakers are going to the
First Union-mined Cosl.
On Thursday, Sept. 11, the flrat consignment of union-mined coal,.from
the Jingle Pot arrived at the depot
for use of the City Blectric Light
Worka, On Its arrival the troubles of
the city officials commenced. It hu
been the custom for the Canadian
Collieries Co.'a locomotives to handle
all oars going to the electric light
works, u the elding la connected to
the lay and N. Ry., through the Canadian Collieries- Co.'s track. Oh this
[occasion the Canadian Collieries Co.
1 refused to haul this car ot coal, or to
allow the E. and N, Ry. to haul lt over
their track,. In consequence of this
dog ln manger policy, which Is being
shown on every possible occulon, the
coal had to be loaded in wagons and
hauled through the streets by teams.
Suoh Is the phllanthrophy of the Canadian Collieries ,Co. to a struggling
municipality that owes lta birth to the
caprices of the former owners Of the
collieries, ' .:>. ,. *■'-'"'>-
"Clash" Between Mllltla and Civilians.
On Thursday afternoon, Sept. 11. a
football match was arranged between
the members of the militia and the
store keepers and clerks. During the
afternoon, the game got a little strenuous, and at one period it looked serious, u one of tbe militiamen wu seen
to be covered with blood, having met
with an accident to five Inches of bis
face. He wu immediately attended
to by memben of the Army Medical
Corpa, they dressing his wounds In s
highly commendable • manner. The
latest bulletin Is that the patient Is
resting usy, but will be some time
before he Is able to take part In "active service" again.
. Return of the Captain.
On Sundsy, Sept 7th, the people
who were waiting: for the noon train
from Vlotoria were surprised to see
amongst the arrivals Mr. J. H. Cunningham, the mine superintendent at
Extension mines, who wu returning
trom his enforced vacation. Hla facial
expression wu more like a scared
pup.than a man whom the B. C. Government trusted with the llvu and
limbs of human creatures, yet, who,
ln the time of emergency, ran away
oo a locomotive, leaving the can with
tbe women and children In to take
care of themselves, himself taking to
tbo tall tlmben, afterwards giving
oat alleged Interviews to the papen
about the dangers be had gone
Dad's Perfume.
A lady residing In New York hu s
daughter. One morning this lady felt
rather chilly after taking a cold bath,
and fearing a cold, took a tablespoon-
fill'of whisky. The small daughter,
running In shortly afterward, uked to
have her hair ribbon tied. The lady
reached over and tied the ribbon. The
■mall daughter turned around sharply
aad ssld:
"Why, mother,
father1! perfume.'
Contlnued from Page One
you've been using
different occasions lt hu been reported
that the.Trent River bridge over which
it Is neceuary for tbe Company'! shipments of coal to go ln order to reach
Union Bay, wu blown up. Presumably
a miner ahould hare considerable
knowledge of powder and the amount
required to destroy a bridge of this
description. Has any serious damage
been done to thli structure so far?
The mlnen here treat these reports
simply as a Joke,   A few week! age
It wu bluoned from one end of the
country to the other that two I. W W,
men were caught red-handed attempting to set fire to the wharves at Union
Bay. One of these Is now working for
the Company, the.other wu told to,
leave the town. It wu uld that two-f
hundred men were on their way to this
town from Nanalmo with the Intention
ot committing all kinds of depredation.
Is It not obviously evident, u to how
then reports originate and their purpose?
It IS unfortunate thst people living
In the country and the larger cities do
not undentand the minera ai a elan,
realise the condition! under which they
Ubor, or the tremendous odds which
tbey have to fight in their endeavor
to secure better .living and working
conditions. The Labor Commluion
who were here recently tor the purpose of Investigating condition! realised before tbey left tbat a miner's
pay li totally Inadequate for the work
he performs, to say nothing of the
danger to life and limb to which he
li continually exposed. Although the
population here li very coefnopolltin,
It would be difficult to find a more in-
Ontbraeltelllgent,   generous,   or   law-abiding
people. Having lived In thli town
continuously for over twelve yean, I
have an Intimate* knowledge of the
life of the inhabitants, and existing
conditions. I also know that because
of the.ir Intelligence, they shall gain
the end they clearly have In vleW, notwithstanding all the Intimidation put
In force by all the powers that be, an
end that shall ultimately be gained In
lta fullest measure at the ballot box.
Ing that power could be generated and
sold for three cents per K. W. H.
Good Busineu,
■ Tbat an enormous profit Is being
made on the sale of light and power at
the current rates charged by the B. C.
Blectric, must be conceded, for the
elty of Winnipeg advertises light for
three cents and power for one cent
per K. W. H. u compared with the
local rates of from 4 to 11 cents.
It il well known that the B. C.i
Blectric li purchasing power from tbe I
Western.Canada Power Company, alleged to be a rival concern, and tbe
statement Is made tbat the rate Is u
low aa three-tenths of one cent per
K. W. H. The latter company 1% selling light and power to at lust.tiro
concerns In the City of Vancouver for
three-quarters of a cent tor power
and one eent for light. If power can
be generated and fold for inch rates,
and no one luipecta It li being sold at
a loss, the B. C. Blectric bas a fairly
remunerative proposition at 4 to 11
The writer is not ln a position to
combat the company's figures as to
the proflt lt li making, but auggeits
that ao examination of tbe books of
the subsidiary companies, the Vancouver Gu and Vancouver Power, would
throw some light u to the reuon the
B. C, Blectric ll not able to pay a larger dividend than, four and one-halt
per eaat    ,
Employees Net to Blame,.
It ia not my purpose to suggest that
tha workers are being exploited as
consumers, or to take the position
that the company li not entitled, under
the rules of the game, to buy its labor
and material in the cheapest market,
and to sell the product—transportation—for all the traffic will bur. It
ill beeomea a corporation, however,
that owei it! origin and continued ex-
iatence to the votu of the workera to
attempt hy either a conspiracy of
alienee, or an intimidation of the looal
daily press, to lay the responsibility for
the necessity of the changed conditions St the door of lta etaploytfes,
where It clearly does not belong, and
In that meaner to create a Wave of
sentiment against the great body ot
organised labor, of wblch the itreet
railway employeu are a component
Dally Citlsen Para.
: The old women of Hopeman, where
Mr. Aaqulth ll stopping, "baited the
llnei and mended the nets," says a
correspondent of the Dally Chronicle,
The. new ones bait the Prime Minister. Aa to what they mend—
'We approve the proper funotlone of
trade unionism," aayi the Dally Ex-
Thia generosity breaks ua up; ex-
cue these tun.
•   a   »
"What the United Statu Government mut neede IS a policy," ssys tha
Dally MaU.
Mr. Bonar Law proposes lending a
telegram of sympathy and fellow-
. Jays, S Days, S Daya.
Regular It and 17.50 spectacles and
Eyeglasses, Advertising Price 11.50.
We are In a position to offer you
superior eye service. Our extreme
carefulness about tbe muy'details,
any one of Whloh will annoy a wearer
of glasses if overlooked-or done carelessly, enables ua to avoid errors and
to guarantee satlafactory results from
lenaaa prescribed by us.     -    ■■;'■
Dr.Heatey (!
We Are Opening a Carload of
Specially eeleoted for
our Fall trade. Theee  .;.-,'
picked   instruments
are the very latest design.   We shall be
pleased to ehow you
the new atylaa. Customers, waiting for
the arrival of thia       »
oar, eall early for
Successors to
M. w. waitt * oo.
KM Oranvills Bt.
Between The B.C. Electric Railway Co.
Und Amalgamated Street ^Electric
Railway Employees 0/America
- (Continued from Page Seven) *
used in connection with machinists' Work will work
under the direction ot a machinist
Carpenter!     -
114. Any man who hu served an apprenticeship
of four yeara or who haa had foura years varied
experience at the carpenter trade and who by hla
experience and skill is qualified and capable of
taking a piece of work, and with the un ot drawing!
and blue print! or from Instruction! can transmit
•ucb work to successful completion within a reasonable time, shall he considered a carpenter.
Freight Carpenten
115.. Any Sun who ahall prove qualified to make
aatlsfactory carpenter repairs* to freight car bodlei
of any clasa, steel frame work excepted, wherein
skill required for Joiner br cabinet work Is not neoes-
sary, snd who can perform same within reasonable
time shall be considered a freight carpenter.
US. Any man wbo-has served an apprenticeship
ot tour years, or who hu had four yun' varied
experience at the palntera' trade and who by his
skill and experience Is qualified to mix and blend
palnti to tbe colon required by ipecifleatlona, or
otherwise,, and who can perform successfully within
a reasonable time the work usually performed by a
•killed painter, shall be considered a painter.
Freight-Car and Rough Palntera
117. Any man who can prove his qualifications to
satisfactorily apply paint to freight car.-bodlu aad
work of this class, and wbo can perform same within
reasonable time lhall be considered a freight car or
rough painter.
Brush Hands
118. Any man who by his qualifications can satis-
factorily dun work preparatory to being painted,
and also apply paint In a utlsfactory manner to
parts of car not requiring high-grade or varnish
finish, such u floor, outside roof, bottom ot car,
window guards, fenders and piping, ahall be con-
ltdered a brush hand.
Air Brake Flttera
119. Any man who hu full knowledge of all pertaining to the mechanical aide of air brake equipment, and capable Of repairing any part of ume,
ahall be considered an air brake fitter.
Armature Winders
110. Any man who Is qualified hy hia skill and
experience to satisfactorily repair motor armatures
and rewind same shall be considered an armature
winder of one of the classes mentioned below,
depending upon the number of years service he may
hive given ln any armature room of recognised
1st elan—One who hai urved four yun or mora
in an armature room.
Sad clean—One who haa urved three yura or more
In an armature room. -
' 3rd class—One who bu urved leu than three
yura In an armature room.
Blacksmiths' Helpers
111. A blacksmith's helper lhall be permitted to .
have a fire after he hu worked two yean (.on-
tlniiously ln the shop where be li employed, provided
there Is a vacancy; seniority and oompetency to
govern auch advancement An advanced helper shall
agree to work for a term of three yun, and uch
yur lhall receive an advance of So per hour, but not
to exceed the minimum rate paid td blacksmiths.
After three monthi trial ihould he prove Incompetent
he may be reduced to helper. It will be the duty
of the foreman to advance apprentices and advanced
helpers In all branches of their respective trades, I
The number of advanced blacksmiths' helpers or
blacksmiths' apprentices shall not exceed the ratio
of one to five blackimlthi.
122.   The term "track maintenance men" means
employee! who take their orders from the Road-
master or Track Foreman, sad whose duties are to
maintain the track ln ufe condition tor operation.
Number of Working Hours
US.  Nine hours shall constitute a day's work;
—       Overtime
114.  If the men are required to work in excus of
tke above decided time they shall be paid time and a
half for overtime up to 12 midnight and double time
from 11 midnight 'until relieved from duty, alio
double time on Sunday,! and itatutory ||olldayi.
Emergency Work—Minimum Pay
125.   If called out on emergency Work men shall
be paid not leu than four and one-half   houn
straight time; %r> man to be required to work for
longer period than Seven houn without mule to be
provided by the Company,
Payment From Ausmbllng Points.
UI.   Men to be paid time from assembling points
to and from work.    *
-   -taction Houees
UT.  Section houses to be provided when circumstances warrant u soon u practicable.
Family Puiea
US.  Wlvu and memben Of family dependent upon
them to receive one pan wukly, good on interurban
Hsu, and half faro settlers' rates provided this provision Is not. contrary to law.   Thla to apply to
Districts 1, 1, S and 4.
Changes of Staff—Seniority
129. Lilt of maintenance of way men to be kept
by the Company. If through slackness of work a
lay-off become! necessary, men shall be laid 08 in
the following order: Lut on, first off; last oil, first
on. When men needed, the fact to be bulletined.
Clause 100 to apply ln ao far u lt relates to notices
being unt for resumption of work. **'
Bulletining Vaoanelu
110. All vancaneles for promotion to be bulletined.
111. If men are taken from shops to do black-
smiths'  work  or  blackimlthi'  helper!'  work  on
maintenance of way, thsy shall receive regular shop
132.  Ten (10) houn shall constitute a day's work;
houn to be from 7 v m. to II noon, and 1 p. m. to
t p; m.
1SS.  Lay-offs to be governed by Clause US.    -
184.   Three months employment to constitute a
regular mail.
135. All overtime to be paid at the rate of time
and one-half till midnight and double time thereafter
till relieved. Any time worked on Sundays nr
statutory holidays to be paid double time, each man
to work In turn.
188.  Conceulon  of ten daya free In  summer
months and free transportation u heretofore.- Bach
man to be allowed.four passu for self, wife snd
family dependent upon him over all or any lines
during year on holidays or Sundays.
As wltneU the hand! ot the parties hereto..
••*;'.-*•'     General Manager.
WItnesi to the signature of R. H, Sperling:
Pres. Div. 101, Vancouver.
8ecy. Dlv. 101, Vancouver.
Acting Prea. Div. 109,
HARRY KING,       -'
Secy. Dlv. lot, victoria.
PrU. Dlv. 114.
TTSec. Dlv. lit.
5th Vice-President A. A, of 8.
A. B. Ry; EmployOu of A.
Vancouver, B. C, lit September, 1913,
To Mr. H. 8. Schofleld,
The Amalgamated Association of Street, and
Electric Railway Employees of America,
Dear Sir-
Referring to the understanding come to et our
muting oa the 18th ulto., I bave to uy that the
Company agree to the following wagea of urtaln
employeu. not covered by the general agreement
and hereafter specified and tbey further agree to
recognise auch employeu u belonging to the Aa-
soclatlon and entitled to the benefit of the General
Clauses of the laid Agreement
Car Barn Department
R. Lillle, Babblter...................... IS 1-1 centa per hour
Trolley  Retriever
O.  Bailey,
R. Stephen, Horseshoers'
House Light Troublomen
Troubleman Wtatle  	
Assistant Troublemen „.
Baggage-room Men
R. M. Sheridan, Vancouver............	
T. Parry, Vancouver..
W. Hutchison, New Wutmlniter	
'   Teamsters
J. MoCall ! ;.	
W. Knowles   _ -	
W. V. Hutetter.	
J. Metthe ..........
C. Vanu :. .'.	
F. C. Robinson .. . .....
T. Proven . .  ~.- ...
J. McMillan ..„. :......
195 par month
W "      "
$85 per month
170   "       «
$70   »       «
170 per month
170   "       «
•70   "       «
170   1
170   "       "
86   "
• Ml
Auto-drivera en Emergency Wagon
M. McLean
3. 3. Webster...
T. Thornton, New Wutmlniter....	
J. Poison, Vancouver........... ....
W. Rlddock, Vancouver.    	
$80 per month
$80    „ aa
$80 per month
$65  *■■-,:'   «*
$55  "      «
'   Automobile Repairers
Max Lucht, Auto Mechanic ..... 45 centa per hour
- M, White,* Helper..: ...7................. SO    "     "     "
Interlocking Tower Men
T. Ryan, Glayburn........................... 115 per month
M. McSorley, Cloverdale.     $15   "
In regard to Mr. Cosse's gang of labourers which
Is part of the Construction Department and not cov-
- ered by tbe Agreement, the Company will arrange
for the tranlfe.r of hot lew than two men from thli
gang to the Mechanical Department Sad to pay them
Car Repairers' wagu, according to their length of
service. **•
in regard to Outside Carpenters, Mr. Archibald'!
men ara engaged for the-mut part an construction
work, but In order to meet the vlewi Of the Association the Company will form a separate Maintenance
Gang of ahout six men and keep tbem u far as
practicable oh maintenance Work, and these will be
paid the rate provided by the Agreement for shop
3. Nellson, Victoria, will- be classed as Car Repairer.
Youn truly,
General Manager,


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