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SKVT.   ft YEAR.   No.3^   48
(V^g.%')    $1,60 PER YEA*
Recent  Election Veritable
: landslide for Tory-
Labor Majorities in Federal
Parliament and Fire
State Houses
[Special Australian Correspondence.]
SYDNEY, N. S. W, June 18.--8ince
tbe great world war broke out and revealed toryism and capitalism in their
true colors, we havo been living in an
age of political victories for the working man in Australia. First, we had
the victory of labor in tbe Commonwealth parliament, aoon to be followed
by the victory of labor in the We,t
Australian state parliament. But a few
weeks ago I had the pleasure of chronicling labor'a victory in the South Australia state parliament, in which the
tory premier and eeveral ministers were
unseated. ■■     .'.;
Minority Becomea Majority.
But all these pale before the smasV
ing defeat that toryism haa sustained
In the state parliament ot Queensland.
Its significance can be best imagined by
the fact tbat ont of a ministry of no
less than eight, alx ministers, including
the premier, have been unseated by
smashing defeats ot their own individual voters. Prior to the elections the
.tat. of parties were: *■* » *™
bersi labor, 21; independent, 1. The
position now i»: Ubor, 45 members;
Jory, 21 members; independent (and
ngrinst tho tory role), 6 members.   A
minority of 25 ha. been turned into a
majority of 21. Could a more stupend*
oiis victery. be imagined.
gosxlW rood Meet H»»*
A, to the cauae of the rout.   Well,
it a tie old atory over again.   Djnu
its term of office toryism in Queens
land seemed obsessed with one ambl-
J?™    Although Queensland is one of
tto areete.rfood producing countries
,   J th'eworld, and hi undergone an era
'  of unheard of prosper, y, f»_f_\
the commonest necessities of life «"
ouire aa to tbe cause of these evils,
S "» make attempt   to   «*»°™
th6m' FrancM* Doping Uttlt".
On the other hand, they resorted to
every method of doctoring the franchise to try and return to power. They
Sowed secret taxation to be levied by
?he trusts and food eombfe«|_»*_
mont suaar and other foodstuffs In-
™ . edTpriC while ***£*%_)
.Lfinnnrv When questioned, they
Sted hipeleVsly to the.outside mar-
CI and babbled W^Stv"
"London"' or some other 'parity. ^
Government by Brokers.
For the-most part this government of
torvUm wss composed of middlemen ex*
aXa full toll out of the misfortunes
of he people-the premier htaaeli.tm
ont ef the members of the butter com*
bine, which waa responsible for butter
being 56 cents por pound as against JO
cents, in the price controlled^ state tf
New South Wtles.   On the other hand
Who -will repreient the B. C. Electric
Bailway Company on the federal
board of investigation and conciliation.
Makes A Splendid Impression Upon
Young Vancouvorites
Clarke W. Pettipiece, of Daily Province chapel, and Fred Ball motorcycled to Taeoma-on Saturday, to attend the Speedway events during the
holidays. They witnessed the track
tragedy of Sunday, when Carlson, a
speed merchant, and his mechanician
were killed, and also happened along
when a man and his wife, riding a motor cycle, were run over and killed by
an urban jitney plying between Taeoma
and Seattle. "If the trade unionists
of Vanoouver could only see the number of all-union classy eating-houses in
Seattle they would soon go after more
of tbem for Vancouver," said the
young unionists and motor friends,
"It's a treat to see the way they pull
for the unions ih Seattle. Why, even
the jitneys carry plates announcing that
the drivers are union members. And,
say, you ought to see the numberless
jits, swarming the streets everywhere.
The B. C. E. B. here hasn't much kick
coming compared to what tbe Seattle
tramway people must be up against,"
declared the enthusiast's.
The Union Referendum Vote
Selects Candidates'with
A Few Changes
Longshoremen Re-Affiliate;
Officers Nominate^
For Coming Year
Vancouver Oity Candidates—
F. A. Hoover
W. B. Trotter
J. W. Wilkinson
3. H. MeVety.
H. 0, Benton
' 0. Hardy
South Vancouver Candidate—
B. H. Nstlands
Richmond Candidate—
J. B. WUton
Boost Local Mada Cigars.
Just thinkl You can get Sumatra
wrapped cigars with clear Havana fillers and Connecticut binders (renowned
the world over for their flavor and
quality), made right here in Vancouver. Why not help to build up our own
home industries) Kurtz's "Pioneer,"
'jBooth's Bouquet," "P. nnd B.," and
Terminus." | /        D. J. A. '
Hairy Cowan In Hospital.
Harry Cowan, of the firm of Cowan &
Brookhouse, printers of The Federationist, was taken suddenly ill last Tuesday
with abdominal trouble whieh resulted
ln the" doctor insisting upon his immediate removal to the hospital for an operation. Harry is one of the most widely
known and respected trade unionists in
Vancouver, being's member of the Typographical union and ex-secretary of
the Trades and Labor council. As an
ardent supporter of lacrosse he enjoys
a -very wide acquaintance among the
sport fans. Everybody who knows him
will join with The Federationist in
wishing him a speedy return to health
'seemed^EkH . ^'«*«*«
the beef trust was spending (SjSOO.OOO
on expensive workB near the state capital city, Brisbane, at the same- timo »»P*
taring all the available beef supplies
nnd sending the price on the home market searing.
Sounds Llkt* McBrldt.
With the land clear, and no fear of
the parliament interfering, the food
gambler and army contractor appeared
on the scene resplendent, fresh and re-
invigorated. There was new world to
be conquered. The tory premier knew,
as a commercial magnate, that his country wbb to be fleeced, but he snld or
did nothing. So unbearable did he
make his position that several of his
own party beseeched him to roBign, but
be refused, nnd nt tbe last moment
added Insult to injury by asserting thnt
if he got back to power, he would increase the life of tbe parliament from
throe to five years. Evidently he did
not consider three yenrB sufficient-time
in which to fleece the country.
A Blot of Boodle.
Meanwhile the food exploiters seomed
frensled In their hnBte to build up
Btntely fortunes upon the misfortunes
of the country. One gang of boodlers
supplied the army with shoddy boots to
tramp th.esnow fields of Flanders, boots
that would have crumbled up ,after
three days' wear* like as much brown
paper or cardboard. The Commonwealth
governmont interfered and condemned
them. , ,
The meat kings marked their wares
at their own prices, nnd oxneted full
toll from the people in that direction.
The whea| kings were allowed to export the wheat from the state, leaving
the state to import wheat from Argentina, which, like good tory politicians,
thoy were very pleased to do.
There waa no fixing the price ob was
done in New South Wales. In the latter
atate while wheat was #1.20 a bushel,
the price per bushel in Queensland was
♦1.98. The same kind of thing was done
with every article of food. The private
exploiter was allowed his own sweet
will, while the people suffered in consequence.
Statistics Sometimes Prove Facts.
The tory government made great
efforts to divert public opinion by publishing lying statements concerning tho
cost of living during the war. It was at
this date that tho Commonwealth statistician supplied n series of statistics
Bhowing the Increase in the cost of living in the various states that . meant
Bx-Wlnnlpeg Typo. Declares Congress
1016 Convention Should Go There.
"I see in The Fed. that The Banner
has all but landed the 1916 convention
of* the Trades and nbor Congress of
Canada for Toronto," said an ex*Winnipeg typo, to The Fed. on Wednesday.
"Well, if I don't miss my guess very
much Winnipeg will be making a bid
for that honor. And if centrality ir
the idea, the 1908 convention should
teaoh the lesson. Besides tht Guelph
convention in 1912 was practically a
Toronto convention. J know how sceptical any central body will be about
tackling the care of a big convention
like the Congress, but take it from me
Winnipeg will be in the race when that
order of business is rcachedVin the Van
couver session this year."
Letter Carriers Picnic.
More than 300 poatolBce employees
and their friends enjoyed the letter*
carriers picnic at Bowen Island on
Saturday afternoon. The trip was
made on the steamship Bowena, and
the first thing atended to on arrival
was the luncheon and, sumptuous
though it was, there were not many
baskets of fragments to be picked up
after it was over. After the luncheon
thore were sports of -various kinds, in
which the competitions were keon.
The committee in charge, to whom
much credit is due, Comprised Messrs,
F. Knowles, W. Derrick, Charlos Cook,
C. Davidson, E. Rivett, G. Griffith. M.
Buck, V. Bourne, J. Manders, and A. G.
the death, politically, of the Queens*
land state government.
This publication showed that in the
states where labor controlled politically
the price of living was cheapest, and
dearest in those controlled by tory governments. In the labor states the cost
of living was found to have increased
as follows: New South Wales, 8.0 per
cent; West Australia, 10.3; Tasmania,
14,1; South Australia, 11.6 (the last
two named being tho last to come to
labor.)   .
In .the tory states the increase in the
oost of living was as follows: Victoria,
10.3 por cent.,- Quensland, 21.3. So that
it will be seen that the Queensland people hnd just cause for complaint at
thoir 21.3 increase, when they could
look across the border and seo the
sister state of New South Wales only
increased 8.6 pe cojit.
At the present time, but one state in
all Australia is in the hands of a tory
government. Let ub hope that at the
next election there this state, top, will
come over to labor. To-day labor controls the destinies of Australia in the
Fedoral parliamdnt and in flvo out of
six state houses. The new labor government in Queensland enters upon its
work without dolny, and thoy will be
welcomed by tho people of thnt Btate.
' These are the provincial eleotion
candidates of Vancouver Trades and
Labor council, at chosen by the referendum vote of unions, sent out by the
council. The ticket is headed by Mr.
F. A. Hoover , the popular business
agent of the Street-railwayman's union,
who received the highest .vote. The result of the voting was announced by
Miss Helen Gutteridge—the election
campaign manager — at the meeting
of the council held last Friday.
When the meelng was called to order by President McVety at 8 p.m., a
number of new delegates were present
and took their seats.
Executive Board Beport.
The looal union pf Longshoremen,
who have been .out of the council for
some time, applied for re-affiliation.
Their application Was acceded to and
they will be represented by delegates
at next nieeting.
Some time ago the council wrote Attorney-general Bowser stating that
from information received; it was believed that Italian and Montenegrin
miners had been taken from .the mainland to work in the mines at Nanaimo
and Extension in place of the Austri*
nns and Germans who had been interned, while many miners resident on Vancouver Island were unemployed. Mr.
Bowser wrote enclosing copies of letters
from Messrs. Stockett und Cunningham, the mine managers, saying that
there was no truth ih the statement.
The letter was referred to Mr. B. Foster, tlie representative of the United
MineWorketa. of America on Vancouver
The convention call for delegates to
the convention of the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, which will
meet here September 20th next, was
recoived and selection of delegates laid
over to tho first meeting in August'.
Secretary-treasurer Miss H. Gutteridge presented her half-yearly financial report, which was referred to the
audit committee.
Congress Oommlttee.
The committee to arrange for the reception and entertainment of the Trades
and Labor Congress of Canada convention, reported progress in their work,
Thoy expect to have a definite program
to submit to the council in a week or
so. ^ Their next meeting will take
place in the Labor Temple at 7 p.
next Wednesday. ,,
Provincial Election Candidates,
The result of the referendum vote of
unions for the selection of candidates
to contest the coming election was presented by MisB H. Gutteridge. The
selected names appear at the head of
this report. /
President's Report.
President McVety reported having
written the city council protesting
against the reduction of city laborers'
wages, and the secret meeting of the
council at which the action was decided upon. The mass meeting arranged
by .the council to urge the passing of
money by-laws wos only fairly well
attended. He had been notified from
Ottawa that the wages to be paid workmen on the new drill hall had been***re*
duced as follows: Carpenters from 41.25
to 43.60; Painters $1.60 to $3.60; Plum*
bers $5.00 to 41:50; Bricklayers labor*
ers 43.60 to 43.00; Laborers 43.00 to
42,10. He had protested further to
Mr. H. H. Stevens, M.P., who hnd In
turn made representations to Ottawa,
but had beon overruled by the officials
there. Mr. Stevens stated thnt the
ground had beon cut under him by the
action of Vancouvor city council in reducing wages. Mr. Barnes, M.P., hnd
beon interviewed regarding the engagements of mechanics for Britain. In
reply to a request that ho should nd
dress the council, he hnd expressed himself as willing, but,added tbat his
speech would be exclusively confined
to tho matter of mechanics for Britain.
No further action was taken. Tho president' further reported having been
in communication with officers of the
Salvation Army regarding importation
of domestic servants to Canada. Also
protesting ngainst tbem sending destitute Austrlans nnd Germans, referred
to them -by the American consul, to
Chinese restaurants.
Beports of Unions.
Stago employees said conditions in
their businoss were very slack. Thoy
were holding a benefit performance
whioh took place lost Tuesday night' in
the Empress theatre. Sheet-metal
workers complained that only ono of
their members who bad applied to be
taken to Britain by tho Barnes commission had been accepted for examination, although several of their members had had Old Country experience
in evory branch of their business.
Street-rnilwnymcn reported that
board of investigation wns in course
of appointment to inquire into their relations with the B.C. Electric Railway
company. The company now wished
them to accept a wage reduction of 15
por cent. CigarmakorB, trade vory bad,
only Bix working, again asked unionB to
boost tho consumption of local made
cigars.   Tho "Mainland" cigar pooplo
In another column will be found
Information dealing with tha
basis of representation on whloh
onions ate eligible to tend delegates to tht convention of thi
Tradu and Ubor Congress of
Canada, which meets In Vancouver September 80th next.. Other
Items will also be found dealing
with a varitty of gentraMnforma-
tlon concerning the congrtst. Thit
ahould bt carefully studied by all
trada unionists in order that thty
may become at fully informed
regarding tht work of tht congress.. Every union ahould nuke
preparation to bt represented at
tht convention by as many delegate! as it It tntltltd to. The
matter of expense ln connection
with the sending of delegates hat
ntvtr been staler for tht coast
unions than lt lt thlt ytar. It la
trut that whtn Vancouver flnt
wtnt out to gat tht convention
for this dty thta ytar, conditions
wart mush brighter than thty are
to-day, and Vancouver expected
to be In a position to de big
things.. But tven so thtrt It no
need to .waste time ln vain regrets
about what might havt bttn.
Tht main objtet of all must bt
to make tht vtry beat of the situation. If this it dont, taking
tver^thlng Into consideration the
1916 convention of the congreaa
wlU rink along with soma of tht
bast which have been held.
First Step is Government
Control of Munition
Union of Democratic Hopes
To Free Foreign Policy
From Diplomats
President O'Connor Here to Confer
with the Local Union
We hope to arrive at a permaneat
and general agreement for every port
on the Pacific coaat, and I have come
to Vancouver to meet the shipping interests with that end In view," observed Mr. T. B. O'Connor, president of
the International 'Longshoremen's un*
ion, who is in the oity. He stated that
he had come to a satisfactory tentative
agreement—which will have to be submitted to the convention for ratification—at San Francisco, Seattle, Taeoma, and Portland, and it was hoped
that Vancouver employers and employed would see eye to eye with those
in the coast cities on the other side of
the line. Asked what the tentative
agreement at the other coast cities fixed
as wages, Mr. O'Connor replied that it
was 50 and 60 cents per hour for stevedoring general cargo and 50 and 76 for
dealing with commodities and lumber.
The "wages at Vancouver were 45 and'65
and 50 and 75 respectively.
Says Eastern Painters Busy.
A. E. Scott, sixth vice-president of
the Brotherhood of Painters, reports
that conditions in the Bast are far
better than in the West, and that in
some sections none need be idle if
they desire to work. Tbe car shops at
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, have orders
on hand for 13,000 cars, and Amherst,
N.S., has ail its factories working.
A. F. of L. and Councils.
At the last meeting of the executive
counoil of the American Federation of
Labor, the Trades and Labor council of
Montreal requested that the A. F. of L,
constitutional amendment' prohibiting
chartered central bodies from seating
locals of unaffiliated national bodies be
waived in the case of central bodies in
Canada. The matter will be take up
with Secretary-Treasurer Draper of the
Trades and Labor Cofagress of Canada.
[By W..JC C.J
What part was played by the munition manufacturers in causing the present carnage in Europe, either directly
or indirectly, is a difficult matter to determine; but this tre do know, it wu no
insignificant on.e. Working, as they
do, through the dark channels of secret
diplomacy, in an endeavor to make
business brisk and bjtot the necessary
coin to tjtyrir coffer*^? is impossible
for the average layman to watch their
machinations; yet'surface indications
are sufficiently strong to prove conclusively that they are a menace to the welfare of any nation, and to that of the
world at large.
Their object, like that of any other
privately-conducted business concern, is
to make profits; and to do so, they must
continually fan the flames of militarism
and navausm. It is not so very long
ago that we had a sample of their fanning methods in the £30,000 bribe offered the corrupt Japanese officers.
Peace Bad Business for Them.
Peace is a menace to their business
interests. We have thus in our midst
business concerns, powerful and well-
organised, whose main object is to stir
up strife among the nations, and keep
alive the petty spirit of racial -'-* —
tional jealousy and suspicion,
had sold out to a local concern, and
were transferring their enterprise to St.
Louis. Plumbers were still locked
out by all employers who would not pay
wages of $5.00 per day. One of their
members had secured the plumbing
work for South Vancouver. This plan,
of their members seeking contracts was
one which they intended to follow up.
Musicians reported'that seven of their
members had started woft at the Dominion theatre. They complained that
the Brewery workers had engaged
non-union band for their recent picnic. Electrical workers, outside, said
that the B.C. Electric Bailway company
had extended the time of their offer
of ten per cent, reduction of wages to
July 15. Failing acceptance by the
men by that time, a board of investigation would be applied for. C.P.B.
machinists reported conditions very
slack in the shops.
Nominations of Officers.
The following nominations for tho
various council offices were made and
accepted, and will stand over to next
meeting when further nominations will
bo in order, and elections will take
place. For president: J. H. McVety;
vice-president, E. P. Pettipiece, J.
Sully; secretary, 0. Hartley; secretary-
treasurer, Miss H. Gutteridge; Btatisti-
can, F. A. Hoover; sergeant-at-arras,
J. Sully; trustees, Delegates Trotter,
Crawford, Corey, Knowles, Welsh.
Delegates, Pipes, Corey and Brooks were
elected audit committee.
Under New Business.
Delegate Wilton gave notice of motion to request each union to send one
member to form ft joint election committee, to undertake -the arrangements
of the council in connection with tho
provincial election; the selected candidates to be members of the committee,
This will be taken up* at next meeting.
Delegate Mansell called the attention
of the council to the report that women
were being engaged to work in munition
and other workB in Britain, while men
hore were practically starving. Miss
H. Gutteridge said that the point of the
matter as she saw it was, that those
women were not being paid the same
wages which are paid to men for doing
the same work. And that the council
should ask Mr. Bnrnes, M.P., to urge
equal pay for equal work, when he returns to Britain. Sheet-metal workors
stated that out of nine men of their
trade working on the new government
elevator, only one wnB known as a locnl man.
B. C. Electric Inquiry WU
' Start When Board b
Wbo will represent tie Vancouver, Vic.
toria and New Weatminster employees ef tbe. B. O. E. ft. Co. on
tke federal board of investigation
and conciliation.
live tbe petty spirit of racial and na*
ilousy and suspicion.   Tbesi
concerns are tans a menace to tbe pro*
gress and welfare of mankind; and
should be treated as snob. Tbey are a
cancer gnawing at tke vitals of humanity, and requiringthe application of tbe
surgical knife. While we may not hope,
at tbe present time, to entirely eliminate this cancer, we can at least minimize the evil by waging an active
campaign against private ownership of
all war-material workB, and endeavor to
have these concerns governmentally
owned. The powerful impulse of per*
sonnl gain would thus be eliminated.
Release Democracy from Diplomacy.
Many active and well - organised
movements, both national and interna*
tional, are to the, fore-front these days,
whose main object is to take full advantage of the present opportunity offered to stir up *. feeling against, and
devise ways and means to prevent, fu*
ture wars. Prominent among these
movements, is tbe union of demoeratie
control of Britain. .The union aims (a)
"at the concentration of all national
forces with the object of ensuring that,
wben tbe right moment occurs, publlo
opinion may be in a position to demand
a settlement which shnll conduce to a
durable peace; (b) to promote the
growth of a desire in our own country,
—and, eventually In other countries,—
for such cbnnges and inodiflcations in
the existing system of intercourse between states as may be calculated to
remove the fundamental causes leading
to' war." While these aims may not
go quite so far aa many would desire to
see them, still they are sufficiently elastic to embrace all creeds and colors opposed to war, and provide a common
meeting ground. Organizations in otb*
er nations are also working along similar lines. The Dutch Anti-war Couneil,
for instance, is advocating the following principles: (1) European concert's) limitation of armaments; (3) participation of parliaments in treaties;
(4) no annexations; (5) compulsory arbitration of war. The programme of tbe
World Peace Foundation at Washington, D. C, is simitar to tbat of the
British U. D. O., with the addition of
(1) the abandonment of compulsory
military service, nnd (2) tbe prohibition of loans by neutral countries to
belligerents. Other groups in other na*
tions are working along similar lines;
but what is Canada doingl The time is
ripe for such action.
Blame tbe Workers Anyhow.
It is a well-known axiom of our
friends the capitalist, when anything
goes wrong always to place tbo btamo
on tho workers. I believe if they slipped
and fell on tho golden stairs, nnd lost
their stnrry crowns, when endeavoring
to snonk through tho penrly gates when
Snint Peter wasn 't looking, they would
blame it on us nlso. In Britain nt pros*
ont they aro making much noiso nbout
tho drunkenness and laziness of tho
munition workers; nnd their inability
to deliver munitions on time, nnd in
sufficiently largo quantities. A llttlo
scouting into the facts of tho enso, how-
over, puts a rather different complexion on it. Shortly nftor tho war began,
many able-bodied munition workers
joined the army. Again, omployers aro
giving preference to thoso not of military ego,—and to women, owing to their
lnbor being cheaper than thnt of mon.
Tho consequence is thnt tho shop-crows
nre composed chiefly of old men, young
boys, nnd women; nnd their out-put is
being figured on tho basis of able
bodied skilled labor. Tho consequence
is, tho goods aro not being delivered,—
nnd now the bowl. Following Is nn ex*
cerpt from a late issuo of tho Daily
Citizen, showing what theso workers arc
going through:
"At Enfield yosterdny onquiry wns
held into the circumstances of tho donth
of an artificer named Edward Cook
(50), employed nf the Boyal Small
Arms Factory. A fellow-workman
stnted at tho inquest thnt Cook had
been working 80^ hours a wook sinco
August, which wns 32 hours por weok
above normal. The family doctor described death aB due to sysjeopo, which
wob brought on by prolonged exertion,
noting on n wook heart'." ,
Looks like a bad case of laziness and
Religion is tho relation assumed to
ward tho universe. Morality is tho
rules of conduct thnt follow from that
r. A. ot L. O., Brspob No. 18, and
Friends Enjoy Day's Outing.
Result of sports events , held at Bowen Island, in commemoration of tbe
granting of the Drat Saturday half-holiday to Letter Carriers:
100 yds. dash—Carriers and relief
men: 1st heat, let D. McK. Murphy,
Snd F. E. Bean; Snd beat, Iat D. Samson, 2nd A. J. Tole; 3rd heat, 1st J.
Met Keist, 2nd J. McMurtrie.
150 yds., gents (open)—1st beat, 1st
J. Slight, Snd F. E. Bean; Snd beat, 1st
D. McK. Murphy, 2nd, — Asbford; 3rd
beat, let A. J. Tole, Snd Alf. Harris,
75 yds., ladies (open)—1st beat, 1st
Miaa Beecroft, Snd Miss Greeley; Snd
heat, 1st Miss Riley, Snd Miss Kreasur.
100 yds, dash, final—1st D. Samson,
Snd D. McK. Murphy, 3rd A. J. Tele.
75 yds., ladles, final (open)—1st Miss
Beecroft, 2nd Miss Greeley.
150 yds, final (open)—1st J. Slight,
Snd A. J. Tole.
25 yds., boys under 6 yeara—1st Master Wellborn, Snd Matter F. Berry.
SS yds., girls under 6 yeara—1st P.
Keith, Snd Vida Carl.
Tug-of-war (final) — Postal station
C" beat Main Olllce.
50 yds., boys 6 to 18-years—1st Master Soutbey, Snd Master Barnes.'
0 yds., girls 6 to IS years—1st Miss
McMillan, Snd Mia sE. Phillips.
75 yds., three-legged race—1st Messrs. D. Samson and G. Gibson, Snd Mos-
sts. N. Barlow and Pierce.
Thread-thejeedle mee, confined to
committee men and partners—1st Mr.
and Mrs. A. B. Cook.
100 yds., challenge race—1st D. Samson, Snd J. McL. Keist, 3rd F. E. Bean.
100 jrds., committee men'a race—Iat
A. R. Cook, 2nd C. Davidson.
' Starter—E. D. Manders.
Judge—Victor A. Bourne.
Entertainment committee — Messrs.
Buck,     Bourne,     Derrick,. Davidson,
Knowles, Bivett, Monders, Cook.
Secretary Social Committee.
The Casualty List.
War is hell for the labor press. The
following papers nre sending out S. 0.
S. signals: London Justice asking for
subscriptions to make up deficit of £5
per week; Labor Leader going behind
at rate of £1,000 per year. Cotton's
Weekly wants guarantee fund; American Socialist of Chicago finds subscribers cannot renew. Now is the time for
the workers to rally to the support of
their press; it will be wanted badly in
the timo of ronstruetion whieh is
Plumbers for Britain.
Not    less   than   fifty   journeymen
plumbors in Winnipeg have 'raised tho
price of passage and left for   the Old
Country in the past few weeks.
Hrtt from International Organiser At
Last Meeting
A good attendance of members were
present at the Inst regular meeting of
Local 28, Cooks, Waiters and Waitresses' union held on Friday evening, July
Snd, in room 206, Labor Temple. The
regular routine business having been
disposed of, tho chairman Introduced
Bro. G. Hibbard, of Looal No. 197,
Hamilton, Ont., an International organizer of this union who hns been spending
the past few days in Vancouver on his
wny home from the convention hold in
Han Francisco last month. Bro. Hibbard gavo a detailed account of the
proceedings nt tho convention nnd, in
tho course of nn able and forceful address, emphasized tho nocossity of Canadian locnls being better represented at
tho conventions nf tho International
union, n remark which was fully justified when ono considers thnt out of
twenty-nine locals in Canada only two
had n dclflgato at the convention just
closed. Tho rccont tr.iu1.hi nt Sorcn-
son's "Royal Cafe," Hastings Stroot
E.int, has now been satisfactorily adjusted to the advantage of Local No.
The Minister of Labor Wifl
Appoint the Third In-
' vestigator
The differences between tha B. ft
Electric Railway Company, ud tho employees of Its operating department,
more than S,000 membera of tlie Intel*-
national Association of Stmt Railway•
Employees, embracing Vancouver, Victoria and New Westminster, are to bs
submitted to a federal board of investigation and conciliation, ln accordance
With tbo provisions of ths Industrial
Disputes aet. Mr. A. G. McCandleaa
will repreaont the company, whilo Mr.
Jas. H. McVety will appear for tbo employees. .
is- During tho week the two members of
the board bave held several sessions,
but failed to agree upon a chairmen.
The appointment will therefore bs made '.
by the minister of labor.
Ttltgraphie adriow front Otto-
on, this morning an that Mr. Julie* Macdonald bu boon appointed chairman of tb* board by tto
Minister of Labor.
Thtn ars no further developments ia
the ease of the electrical workors, in
tho employ of ths company. By .mutual
arrangement tho negotiations wn* suspended until the 15th tnat., bnt meantime tie usual preliminaries aro very
mn«h in evidence on both sides.
Motors' Waa Seals.
An increase of (1.50 for all elaasss of
work haa been agreed to by tho newspaper employers of Great rails] Mont,
and Typographical union, No. 250. Tho
wages henceforth will be $42 per week
for foremen on morning papers, and assistant foremen will receive $37.50.
Foremen on evening papers will receive
♦36 per week. Journeymen (hand and
maehine) will receive (34.50 for night
work and 131*50 for day work.
A five-year agreement has been signed
by Typographical union, No. 68, ana tho
newspaper publiaaera of tJtlca, N. 1".,
beginning April 1st, last. There wtll bs
an increase of 50 eents por wook on
October 1st neat, another 60 eents advance on April 1st, 1016, and a third
increase October 1st, 1616, making tho
final scale for day work #23.50 per
week and for nlgat work (26.50.
Tailors WiU Picnic.
Members of organized labor and thoir
friends are invited to attend the tailors' picnic on Tuesday next, July 13th.
The boat will leave for Bowen island,
at 9 n. m. Tickets are (1 each and oan
be obtained at the boat on tbe morning
of picnic. The afternoon will be devoted to sports while thoae who wish
ean dance in the hall that has boon
hired for the day.
A verey enjoyable time is looked for
and a hearty invitation is extended to
those who are looking for a good timo.
Marriags of Popular Young Couplo
' at Christ Church Yostorday.
Christ Church waa the scene yester-
day morning at 8.30 o 'clock of a pretty
wedding, when the Rev. Dr. Sovereign
solemnized the marriage of Miss Mabel
F., only daughter of W. 8. Metier, vice-
president of Vancouver Typographical
union and a member of tho News-Ad.
chapel, to Mr. Sydney S. Saunders, a
member of the provincial police
force, and second son of the late Henry
Saunders, a well-known merekant and
pioneer of Victoria. The happy con-
pie left immediately after the ceremony
for their new home at Van Anda, B.C.
The Fed. joins with many friends in
well wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Saunders.
Manitoba Labor Preparing.
The union men in Manitoba are got-
ting busy in the coming provincial
elections. Arrnngomonts for holding
conventionB to select enndidntes nro
being mado and it is expected that
sovoral labor candidates will bo
plncod in nomination nnd will run in
tho interests of lnbor.
Aid. Crowe Introduces By-Law to do
Away With Ward System.
Tho first' reading of tho by-law to
abolish tho ward system in Vancouver
nnd to o'oct nlderman-nt-lnrgo wns passed by the city council on. Monday evening, without dlBcussion. Aid Crowo
gave notice of motion at. tho last mooting. Tho number of aldermen to bo
elected is not specified, in tho by-law.
Tho proposed new legislation will bo
discussed whon the by-law comes up
for its aecond rending. Strangely
enough this iH^no plnce whero orgao*
ized labor can ngree with Aid. Crowo,
which may result in a change of his
Now Tork Papers.
Besides .10 daily papers    printed    In
English, New York elty hns 10 in Ital* **m
Ian, 7 German, 7 Jewish, 3 Greek, 3    #s^*
Hungarian, 1 Spanish, Servian, Syrian/
and Chinese. ',''
Conciliation Board Chosen.
A coneilintion board hns been appointed to donl with thedisputebotween
tho Cnnndinn Northern rnilwny and
thoir engineers and firemen. Tho em*
ployeos involved nre in tho enst. They
wish working conditions similar to
thoso obtaining on the western divisions. Judge Contswortli. of Toronto,
is to be chairman of tho board, nnd F.
H. McGuignn, of Toronto, will represent the company, while I). Campbell,
of Winnipeg, will represent the mon.
Congress Organisation Work.
Word haB beon received thnt J. C.
WottorB, president of the Trndes and
Labor congross of Cunndn, will bo un-
ablo to visit 8n«kntoon on his wny to
the const. However, W. R. Trotter, ono
of the organizers, will bo mnking a trip
through the west nnd will probnbly
rench SnBkatnon onrly in September,
possibly In time for Lnbor Day.—Saskatoon Snturday PresB.
Printer a War Prisoner.
Amon tho prisoners of wnr in tho
German eoneontrntion camp at Holzmin*
den is M. Pierro Stnntnor, tho secretary
of. tho International Typographical Secretariat. By birth ho is a native of
Lorraine, nnd thus a Germnn, but lived
in 1'nris from 18MI to 11)00, nnd thero
ncquircd French nationality. Ho was
arrested at Stuttgart, tho headquarters
of his organization.
Strike Averted.
A throotcned strike in tho Nottingham, Eng., hoslory trnde has beon averted, nnd notices nffecting nbout 3,600
workers withdrnwn. The employers
havo concodod nn Increase which, although falling short of thoir doniands,
the men have nccepted.


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