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►ERATIONIST
POLITICAL UIOTY: VICTOBY!
CJtZ'SS;)     $1.60 PER YEAR
UTH  IS
EGED  INEFFICIENT
ethods of Magistrate South, iu
■w at Vancouver police court,
a^ood deal of adverse criticism
ivhose attention has been called
that conditions Have come to
closely on the scandalous.
Ueged Inefficient.
3 criticism is that Magistrate
.nd that no citizen brought be-
iren  good law, let alone charit-
no means confined to any one
unity, but can be found scatty, among- those who have bad
rate South at work.
secret to say that,, before long
.He matter brought to general
to replacing- Magistrate South
>ant   of  his  office.
£5**?* it as quickly as possible; but when
I look alone the line and see so many
: faces gone, I am afraid it -will be well-
t nig-li impossible. Xt is a strange sensation going into battle. Just on the eve,
you. begin to feel «**t quite like yourself. Your thoughts wander home, and
in the space of a few minutes you can
cover   a.   score   of- y**».rs.
r ** * You see rising before you faces so
well-known, and you remember all those
jolly old nights ■with the boys, aye, and
-with the girls, too. The one moment
you feel you would like to pray, and
tlie next yoxx would like to swear; and,
t-t* tell the truth, I think I did a bit of
both. And then you suddenly find yourself in thep fray. A-pal falls, herej. and
a. pal falls there; and it creates a
strange transformation. ■ The heart that
irelt faint becomes strong; the arm that
felt weak becomes like a weaver 's
ber&m j the man leaves you, and for the
time being you become a veritable
devil.
* f Home is blotted from, your memory;
tbat girl you so longed to come back
to, is forgotten; bullets and shells you
dread not; the blood of the enmy haB
for you all tbe attractions of a gallon
of beer for the confirmed drunkard;
and you gloat over his dead body as a
miser gloats over his gold. ... and
then    the   battle   is   over.
** Reaction sets in. You gaze along
the battlefield, and the heart that was
;o strong again becomes -weak; and the
ip that was so firm, quivers; and well
x_&.y it do so, when you find that in your
>attalion, such an infinitesimal number
inswers   the   roll   call.
* * This is war! But where is Ouris-
ianity and ~civilisation? Not there,
t«vfc   there,   my  child!**
IVlust Save forgotten.
The corporation of Edingurgh, Scot-
and, has issued placards declaring* that
be 3-' ' is ''man's greatest enemy.'1
[7>»iii -u.n|,a.Ci*iotic attitude of the eorpor-
ition, -t xt time -when the Kaiser and
o j-iDi^y of his Suns are still at large,
mist; call for the gravest censure from
ill    lovers    of   mankind.
N*o   Say at Any Stage.
While we, the common herd, have no
ay in the a' arting- of wars, neither have
.- e a ny say in the stopping of them,
ow in tbe terms upon which they are
topped. This is a matter reserved for
bose with brains, and diplomatic devio-
ities,    and    financial   interests,   and  for
rue    patriots that'   is,   those   'who   own
tie    nation.
In last week *s Justice, Mr. Hynd-
tan bas the following to say: "I learn
rom a. source that has never misled me,
iat quite recently secret eommunica-
ons in regard to peace have been go-
ig on between Downing street and Herri. * * And at the same time, Lord
'orthcliffe, who possesses a highly de-
eloped journalistic instinct for hearing
oises,    holS    a    leading   article   headed:
Peace Talk Again" in that low paper
illed the London Times, in which he
rotested vehemently against the re-
lrring peace talk—Vut his protesta-
orj.s were overdone. In fact, they
nelt   as   if   something  were  afoot.
Maxim's BTaxims Muzzled. .
And IVXaxim Gorki had his addresses
• the Moscow Students * association
opped by the police, because he was
■eaching peace. He forgot his proper
aee in the social structure and was
;tingly punished, and muzzled, for his
iminal    observations.
A. n Iri shnian has voiced another
ight upon the "most distressful coun-
y. f * He claims it has always been
e practice in England to put Germans
palaces, and the Irish in slums.
Tlie Trail of tbe Serpent.
The armament ring once more to the
ont! The      following   is    an   excerpt
Dm an article in the Times by Mr.
ephen Graham, on "Moscow under
e strong hand '' of Mr. Khvostoff, tho
w minister of tbe interior: "Last
igust he (Mr. KhovstofT) made in the
ifiia the most popular speech of the
»sion. when he led tho debato on tho
k>j<5f*t. of the struggle against the ma-
inations of the Germans in tho inter-
I    affairs   of   Russia.
' * He mnde several extraordinary relations, sucb as thnt which almost
ned the Bank of Siberia—thnt more
lti half tbe shares wero owned by the
utsche Bank. He exposed the posi-
ri of the Meghdunnrodny I3nnk, nnd
Russian Hank of Exterior Trade,
i he cited a whole list of banks in a
lilar predicament, and ho exposed the
patriotic action? of these banks, the
ners which they had made in various
isjiensable commodities, and the way
y had slowed down tbe output of
nitinns of war by diverting fuel from
factories.
* He    showed   how   half  the   shares of
t   of   the   greatest  of mutiition-produc-
eompanies,   the   Pretilofl* Works, be-
ged   to   the   Austrian  Skoda company,
I    was   closely connected with Krupps,
[     how    workmen   had   been   dismissed
the    I*utiloff   company,   or   put   on   a
■-hour    day,    when   they   should   have
ti    worlcing   day   and  night."
'he    article    also   tells   how,   after  tho
of    Premysl,    there   -was   a   riot   in
3cow,   in   -which  the "mob" did dam-
to     the    extent    of   £4,000,000.       Of
rse,   this   couldn't  happen in  Britain.
-what    did    the    British   government
in    by   giving   Krupps  a new patent
the    manufacture    of   ordnance    the
*r    dayt
TEK    BUS.   CARDS
*>od   tor-  one   year's   subscription   to Tho  B.
'odor»tionif*t.    -will    bo   maflod   to   any   sd-
* in     C»n«.<la.    for    »10.       (ffood    anywhere
ide     of    Vnnconver   City.)       Order   Ten   to-
Remit   when   **old.
TO SPEAK IN
SEAM
John P. White and Frank
Harrington Both Are
Coming West
Memorial Gathering to the
Dead Miners of Raven-
dale, Wash.
John P. White, international president of the United Mine Workers of
America, and Frank Farrington. president of district 12 (Illinois) of that
organization, will address a mass meeting in the Dreamland rink, Seattle, next
Sunday.'      v
The occanion will be a memorial demonstration of respect for the thirty-
one minora who lost their lives in the
coal mine disaster at Kavendale, Washington, recently.
A relief fund for their dependents
has been opened with an initial donation of $1000 from the international office of the mine workers, and 1500 from
district 10, which covers the stats of
Washington.
' A record attendance is being prepared
for at next Sunday's gathering. The '
local arrangements are Th the hands of
Seattle trade anions. It is expected
that before leaving the west, President
White will address one or more meetings in Washington.
LABOB IN BOTAL OITT
Brief Meeting of Trades Council Held
Last Wednesday.
NEW WESTMINSTER, Nov. 24v-
The regular meeting of the Trades and
Labor council was culled to order at 8
o 'clock, President Maiden in the chair.
Communication from the B, C. Federa- '<
tion 1st received and filed. Credentials
for E. Holbrook, B. Jacobson and Jas.
Mundoy from the Brewery Workers,
and J. Cameron from the musicians,
were received and the delegates seated,
Oommlttee reports:
Delegate Knudsen made a short report for the organization committee,
and on motion of Feeney-Stoney, was
thanked and dismissed. Beports of
unions: Typo., state of work the name
as usual, but the manager of one of the
largest shops was looking for a decrease of wages. Musicians, work getting slacker as the local theatres had
cut out the orchestras. Cigarmakers,
three men working half time, the rest
unemployed. Street Railwaymen, business very bad, over half the men out of
work. Brewery Workers, very quiet,
only two days' work per week.
Delegate Stoney stated that Sergt.
ToubilT, a member of Typo, union No.
226 had returned from the front, and
had given several lectures and suggested that we have him invited to address
the council at the next meeting. A motion by Stoney-Knudson "that we invite Sergt. Youhill to address tbe next
meeting of the council, and make it on
open meeting,"' was carried. The president appointed Delegates Yates,
Stoney and Knudson to arrange for the
meeting and advertise it if necessary.
VIOTOBIA LABOB TEMPLE, LTD.
Annual General Meeting of Shuebold-
holders to Be Held Hot. 30.    '
VICTOAIA, Nov. 22.—The shareholders of the Victoria Labor Temple, Limited, have been notified by Secretary
Christian Sivertz that the ordinarv
general meeting of the eompany will
be held at Labor Temple, 1424 Oovernment street, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at
8 p.m., to receive the annual report of
the directors, auditor, re-election of'
same, and such other business as may
be brought before the meeting. The
balance sheet foY the fiscal year, ending
October 31, 1015, shows:
Assets.
Lot 400, Victoria City *34,000.00
Amount    owing    by    sundry
shareholders           708.00
Balance in Dominion Bank...        10.47
$34,808.47
Liabilities.
Capital stock issued $12,885.00
Mortgngo on lot 44, Victoria.
Swinerton & Musgrave, int...
Corp.  Victoria, tax*.*	
Bnl. excess over liabilities...
4,600.00
A0.00
807.S9
. 16,435.88
$34,808.47
Oh,  Oeorge.
Harry 8ibbl»\ the well-known traveling representative of the B. C. Federationist of Vancouver, is in town this
week. Tho Nows does not nn a rule
agree with tho political views expressed
by Tho Federationist, but we hnvo no
hesitation in saying thnt it is by far
the best edited lnbor paper publishod in
Cnnnda, and an fnr ns wo know has no
superior among similnr publications on
the continent.—Vernon News.
Trades Oouncll Next Week.
The regular meeting of Vancouver
Trnrles and Labor council will be hold
in Labor Temple next Thursday evening. The recent appeal sent out to the
unions urging them to be fully represented at nil meetings of the council,
hns been producing good results of late.
All delegates to the council should be
in their places nt all the meetings.
Otherwise thoy should not be delegates,
but stnnd aside nnd let others tnke
tbeir places.
West Vancouver Ferry,   t
Reeve Hay of West Vancouver says:
"Wo think things are going to pull out
at the end of tho month, nnd give the
peoplo a satisfactory service for the
winter months. By spring we hope to
bo able to-get back to the old service,
nt lenst* hourly; and operate a service
to Pundaravc in the new year, the
wharf thore being almost completed."
Anyox Miner Seeks Damages.
Kuzmnn Agbaba hns Issued a writ
against tho Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power company,
claiming dnmnges for injuries received
while a workman of the company at
Anyox on Sept. 1, 1915. PAGE TWO
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FBIDAT NOVEMBEB 28, 1918
PROPERTY
WILL
DECIDE IT.
FIREMEN   AND   POLICEMEN   in
Vancouver, who  are not married
men, should either enlist in the army
or be discharged, according to the expressed opinions of some of the city aldermen.     Providing   one
thing—that the property owners of tho city do
not think such a step
will endanger their material    interests — the
proposition may be put through.   But if
they get the idea that such a step might
render their property morp vulnerable to
fire or felon, there will be nothing doing.
Not that the spirit  of self  sacrifice  is
wanting among them.   Indeed no.   Next
to gently coercing everybody else to go to
the war, they would go themselves, did
they not feel that  the  British Empire
might collapse as a whole for lack of them
as its appropriate representatives in this
part of the world.   We are not concerned
about the personal interests of police or
firemen.    We havo definite reasons for
holding no brief for either.   But we are
interested in some of the antics Of the city
council, because it is our experience that,
the more serious they are supposed to be,
the more amusing they usually are.
.  •      •       •      •
And if-any one of these aldermen really
thinks he and his colleagues will finally
decide this question of bachelor firemen
and policemen enlisting, then he is due
for disillusionment. -Regarding the first,
the fire insurance underwriters will have
the real say.  If they consider that changing the personnel of the fire department—
no matter for what reason—will increase
fire risks, they will demand higher premiums and put up a kick.   They do not
mind the other fellow risking his life, so
long as his doing so docs not increase the
risk involved in their investments. What
their type calls patriotism begins and ends
there.   Likewise, if property owners feel
that their material interests will be jeopardized by dispensing with a number of
trained policemen, that will decide the
matter irrespective of all other considerations.   There is nothing so very remarkable about that.   It is only another instance of economie determinism—the motive foroe of modern civilization—showing its working parts to those who have
eyes that can see it.   The sixteen worthy
mediocrities who adorn the aldermanic
benches at the oity hall, are not notable
for vision of such quality.   If they were,
we might suggest that election time being
so close, might be responsible for their
patriotic outburst; although they knew all
the time nothing would happen, but they
would be able to lay it on to the other
fellow.   Having thus satisfied property,
and fooled the proletarian tenant voter,
they would be   making   the   best   bid
they, knew for re-election of eight of their
number.
he WAS
ONOB A
PBINTEB.
HENRY GEORGE is a name known
to all students of social and industrial questions; but how many
know he., was a printer? Born in* Philadelphia in 1839, he left school at an early
age and went to sea.
After that he learned
. the printing and worked
his way to California in
1858. Owing to slackness in that trade he
drifted around at all sorts of work for the
next few years. Then in 1865 he began to
write for the press, and took a job as reporter on the San Francisco Times. His
most important and best-known work,
"Progress and Poverty," was first published in 1879, and in a few years obtained
great popularity. By 1883 he found himself regarded as the apostle of a new social gospel. He wrote very extensively
for magazines and newspapers on economic and political subjects. But the spirit
of the new Grub Street was not in him,
and when he died in 1897, it was in comparatively poor circumstances. Since
that time quite a lot of people have realized the political possibilities of his doctrine, from a material standpoint—and
have not the least intention of finishing
up as he did.
JURISDICTION
TROUBLE AT
THE A. F. OFL.
CARPENTERS' CLAIMS in respect
to jurisdiction, gave rise last Friday night to one of the real disputes
which occasionally make their appearance
among the cut and dried proceedings of
an American Federation
of Labor convention.
The trouble involved the
carpenters and the machinists, the latter complaining that their jurisdiction had been very extensively infringed upon, and that there was every
reason to believe it would be more so in
future, unless the Federation could discipline the carpenters and induce them to
confine their industrial activities to sawing wood. The trouble, in its essential
features, is not a new one at the conventions, but it assumed its importance from
the fact that the carpenters' union has
a membership of more than 200,000, and
is the seeond largest affiliation the Federation has—the United Mine Workers of
America being the largest.
•       see
The adjustment committee—of which,
by the way, the chairman was James
O'Connell, a former international presi
dent of the machinists—brought in a recommendation which was very drastic,
when compared with the previous record
of that committee in respect to large organizations. The disciplinary section of
the recommendation reads:
We further recommend that failure
on the.part of the Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joiners to discontinue
its encroachment upon the jurisdictional rights of other affiliated organizations and failure to carry out this
decision, the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners shall stand' suspended until such time as this decision is
complied with.
According to the official report of the
proceedings, this was warmly supported
by the machinists, opposed by President
Gompers and Andrew Furnseth, but called
forth no expression of opinion from the
carpenters' delegates.   The theme of President Gompers' speech was the necessity
for cautious action lest hasty decision
should result in disruption, part or whole,
of the Federation.  Finally it was decided
that a committee consisting of President
Gompers and four others, should attend
the next international convention of the
carpenters, ond try to persuade them to
curtail their jurisdiction claims insofar as
they are responsible for the dispute.
•      •      •       •
As wo said earlier, this kind of trouble
is not new.   Besides tho machinists' case,
there is the dispute between the carpon-
ters and the sheet metal workers, and
other organizations in the building trades.
They are not the fault of any one of the
unions involved, nor the A. F. of L., when
it comes to rock bottom facts.   They are
due to evolutionary processes going on in
the building industry, and which are gradually—as a means of self preservation-
forcing upon the unions in that industry,
the necessity for industrial unionism.   It
is   an   irresistible   economic   tendency,
which will push some of the more cherished ideas of old-fashioned craft unionists
over the edge, unless they are intelligent
enough to adjust the machinery inside the
labor movement to the conditions which
machinery, outside the labor movement,
has given rise to.   Another factor which
plays, its part is the nature of the fabrics
used in building today as compared with
twenty years ago. Metal and other non-inflammable materials are being used more
and more.   The result is that the carpenters have either to sacrifice membership
or widen their jurisdiction.   They have
chosen the latter course; and with the big
membership and financial  resources at
their disposal, have already in many districts assumed  the  functions, in every
practical way, of an industrial union.
t      *      t      a
This process is the same as that which
led to the United Mine Workers in the
coal fields, and the Western Federation of
Miners iu the metal fields, extending their
jurisdiction claims to cover "all the men
who work in and around mines," whether
they were miners, machinists, carpenters,
blacksmiths or anything else,   lt was a
case of the most powerful organization in
the industry reaching out to embrace all
others in its jurisdiction, for the ultimate
object of safe-guarding the material interests of them all.    ln the case of the
building industry it really looks as though
the carponters will be the basis of the industrial union whioh will, without doubt,
someday exercise jurisdiction in the building trades.   This tendency to industrial
unionism is at work all the time in the A.
F. of h., despite the protestations of its
leaders that they want none of it; and
the parrot-like repetitions of that sentiment by international officers, who could
not hold their positions another week if
active intelligence and a comprehension
of the meaning of industrial history were
the first things required of them by their
unions.
e       e       •       •
Samuel Gompers knows that, and* so do
one or two more members of the A. F. of
L. executive council. But the prime objeot of their policy is tb hold the Federation together. They figure it is not their
business to take up a position on this
question about ten years ahead of the
time when practical experience has proved
to the balance of the procession that there
may be something in it worthy of attention, but to wait until the mass feel they
want it, then help_ them to get it, and
holding them in "the dues-paying and
numerical strength' of the Federation all
tho time. ThiB is proved by the fact that,
in every castf where organizations with
kindred industrial interests show a desire
to amalgamate of their own volition—
such for instance as the Glassworkers and
the Painters recently—the executive officers of the A. F. of L. assist the process as
mUch as they oan. Occasionally, too, thoy
help on tho good work by assisting a big
organization to club a little one into line,
or out of the Federation—especially if it
looks as though they may have to choose
between the amounts of per capita tax
paid to the Federation by each of the
unions concerned,
•      e      •      •
This method also has the effect of bringing to a close the separatist sohemings of
union offices, whose only real reason for
opposing closer industrial affiliation, is a
desire sentimental or mercenary—and
sometimes both—to hold on to their offices
regardless of whether the proposed change
is calculated to advance the economic interests of their membership or not. Back
of it all lies this fact—machinery has displaced handicraft, and divided the work
of nearly every trade that was formerly
carried on by hand into a number of
specialized and more or less simplified
processes. \ That has made the old type of
trade union as dead as a dodo, because it
has abolished forever the basis upon
whioh those unions were founded. Workmen in days gone by derived economic
strength from the faot that they possessed
the skilled knowledge of all the processes
pertaining to a trade, and the products of
that trade oould only be obtained by hard
labor, they were craftimen, and the
purely craft union wss the natural one
for them to adopt. Machinery has
changed the craftsman's human skill into
a multitude of   mechanical     processes,
which have obliterated the sharp lines of
craft distiction, but have at the same time
[automatically suggested to the minds of
alert workmen the need of one. union
among all the men or women working in
any one industry. That is what is at the
hack of this dispute in the A. F. pf h.
And if that organization is to survive, it
will follow the line of industrial evolution, until the day when its constituent
organizations will be industrial unions,
if it does not do that, the industrial
unions will still oome—but they will rise
out of the ruins of the A. F. of L. as the
result of that body ignoring the industrial
signs of the times, and the course ef conduct which those signs impose upon labor unions desirous of really performing
the work for. which- they are intended;
THE  BRITISH  FEDERATION   of
Trade unions report for the first
quarter of 1915, which appeared recently, spates that the anticipated loss of
members has not taken place.   One hundred and eighty-two or-
BRITISH fS*,**?*18'   CK6n*Pri8inK
UNIONS 1'3?11 m4e,",bers' ™™
REPORT affiliated at the end of
March. The largest of
these organizations was
that of the weavers, with 197,794 members.
Up to now, 41,214 members are reported
to have enlisted, lt is, however, impossible to ascertain the exact number as—in
spite of repeated requests—half the societies have neglected to send returns regarding the members who have joined the colors. Five strikes, comprising in each case
from 100 to 222 participants, had to be
financially supported.
•      •      •      •
In view of the continued increase in the
price of all provisions, the report regrets
that the government has failed to deal as
energetically with the question of food
prices as it has dealt, with the banks and
railways.
In the first quarter of 1915, £2300 wore
spent on additional strike benefits. The
receipts, which amount to £17,000, show
an increase of £14,000.
This favorable result is to be attributed
to the absence of strikes on a large scale.
ton and Bunkers Hill, and later at Boston;
and as the outcome of one of the most
classic examples of rebellion against what
someone else called "law and order," the
foundations of the United States of today
were laid with results which have contributed far more to human progress than
servile acquiescence in the royal will
could ever have done. The United States
is the tree and fruit of rebellion. So are
all things within the reach of the common
people which are worth having. Governor
Spry's declaration is composed of words
which nearly all have a relative meaning.
They are not clearly defined, but we think
we know what he means. We shall watch
with interest his efforts to carry them into
effect; but he will need to be even more
spry than his name if he succeeds in his
plan,, .without attracting a good deal of
adversely critical attention, both for himself and the Mormon centre from whioh
he administers his jurisdiction.
IS LIKELY
TO HAVE A
BUSY TIME.
IN SALT LAKE CITY last Friday, the
law, as representing the state of Utah,
put to death by shooting, one Joseph
Hillstrom.   He described himself as a
member of the Industrial Workers of the
World,  and was sentenced to death on the
charge of murder.   The
case has attracted very
wide-spread    attention,
resulting in corresponding notoriety for the more prominent figures connected with it.   Just whioh brand
or branch of the I. W. W. this man belonged to is difficult to say, since that aggregation of myopio rebels is now split
into the proverbial  fifty-seven different
varieties, each conducting a factional campaign against the other, with all the verbal strenuousness which is characteristic
of their oratorical methods.  But if he expected to achieve any permanent improvement in the general condition of the working class, through the means advocated
by the I. W. W., then we certainly think
his sudden taking off—whether he was
reallyjuilty of the crime charged against
him or not—has saved him from a big disillusionment.
e       •       •       e
The I! W. W. is a passing form or
phase of proletarian protest, engendered
chiefly by .ihe fact that the industrial status of most of its adherents is such that
they are devoid of political power in the
shape of the franchise, Hence the philosophy finds its most ready acceptance
among voteless communities of workers,
of which there are many in the United
States, consisting for the most* part of
non-English speaking immigrants. Very
few of the authorities in those districts
where it has attained to any considerable
numbers have taken the trouble to really
analyze its meaning, They have generally
relied upon armed foroe as the readiest
means of relieving themselves of its embarrassing activities. The results of that
method will be long remembered in places
like San Diego, Spokane, Lawrence and
other places—not excepting British Columbia. Each of these produced instructive lessons for those who observed them.
»      •      •      •
Now comes Governor William Spry, of
Utah, with the following announcement:
Every man who defies law and or-   *
der, every man who is opposed to law
and order—call themselves what they
will—will be driven out of the state.
I am going to see that the work is
started at once.   If the eity officers
and others whose duty it is do not do
so, 1 will do it myself.  I am going to
see that inflammatory street speaking
is stopped and at once, let them eall
it "free speeoh" or any other name' .
they wish.
Wc seem to have heard of speeches similar in sentiment before, His majesty
George the third of England, and his
prime minister, Grenville, said pretty
much the same thing to Americans in
1765.  They replied eventually at Lexing-
Democracy—a theory which had con*
siderable vogue about the early part of A.
D. 1914.
Latest provincial election turn turn—
Dick McBride, due for a ride, away to
the Old Countree. William J, he will stay
—hce, lice, hec, hee.
If the common folk of Bulgaria have
any real sense—and ever decide to use it
—Ferdinand, may wish he had been satisfied with a bird in hand; without worrying his head about what was in the bush.
Civic elections are not far off. That
"full dinner pail" is still empty enough
to give off a noise capable of fooling anyone like those who were fooled by it before. ' ~
"Reader from the first" (subscriber
for the last two months) writes to say he
cannot think how any labor paper can
keep going these hard times. We can't
either. If we dared stop and think, we
might get. rash and stop to eat. That
would be an end on't.
It is an ill wind that blows nobody any
good. The war has proved a perfect
work-send to the metalliferous miners of
British Columbia. We hope they will
take advantage of it to re-establish some
of the old prestige of the Western Federation of Miners in these parts. That organization was the pioneer in the flght for
the eight-hour day, but in latter years it
had fallen on somewhat evil days.
'Way east, at Towson in Maryland, U,
S. A., they have hanged a man who one
time ran on the socialist ticket for the
office of mayor of Baltimore.' It was
pretty nearly oertain that anyone endowed with so little discretion in the beginning, would make a more or less violent exit from this distracted globe. So
much serious trouble must have got into
the man that he was bound to get into
serious trouble.
Most of the conjectures about when
peace will come in Europe do not amount
to anything. But the following statement
by Francis W. Hirst, editor of the London
Economist "listens" more like the real
thing: "More and more peoplo believe
that no military decision will be reaohed,
that winter militates against the German
armies, and that financial pressure will
end the war Public opinion will
support any moderate and reasonable settlement.
Coming events cast their shadows before.
Westminster
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flnt and third Tharadera. Executive
board: Jamee H. McVety, preildent; R. P,
Pettipiooe, vice-preaident; George Bartley,
general aeeretary, 210 Labor Temple: Mtn
H. Outterldge, treasurer; Fred. A, Hoover,
statistician; sergeant-at-arms, John Sully j A.
J. Crawford, Fred, Knowlea, P, W. Welsh,
trustees.
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month.    Pralident, Hr J. Bothel;  seoretary,
R. H. Neelands, P. 0. Box 66.
BARTENDERS' LOCAL No. 571—OP-
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Jamea Campbell; flnanolal aeoretary, H.
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secretary, Wm. iMottlshaw, Globe Botel, Main
•treet.
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8 p.m.. Room 307. . Preaident, Jamee
Haslett; corresponding secretary, W. 8.
Dagnall, Box 63; flnanclal aeeretary, F.
R. Brown; business agent, W. 8. Dagnall. Room 215.
BROTHERHOOD OF BOILER MAKKF1
and Iron Ship Builders and Helpers
of America, Vanoouver Lodge No. 19*»—
Meeta flrst and third Mondays, 8 p. m.
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nuo west; aeoretary, A. Fraaer, 1151 Howe
street.
COOKS, WAITERS AMD WAITRESSES
Union—Meets flrst Friday ln eaoh
month, 8:80 p. m., Labor Temple. A. Graham, bualneaa representative. Office: Room
206, Labor Temple, Hours: 8:80 a. m. to
10; 2 to 5 p. m. Competent help furnished
on short notice.   Phone Seymour 8414.
Lord Murray of Elibank says the organization of munition factories in England is nothing short of wonderful. He
should know for he is some organizer himself. As head of the Liberal party slush
fund in Britain he organized some of his
cronies well enough to let him invest a
portion of the boodle in Marconi wireless
shares. It was the merest coincidence that
just after he did that little thing, the
Liberal government started to negotiate a
contract with the Marconi eompany, and
the shares went up, When the noble lord
was sought, to explain things, he had gone
to Mexico.  Some organizer alright.
ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOOAL NO. 819
meets nom 305, Labor Temple, evory
Monday, 8 p.m. President, D, W. McDougall,
1162 Powell street;- recording s«cr*ntary,
R. N. Elgar, Lahor Temple; financial secre*
tary and business agent, E. H, Morrison,
Room 207, Labor Temple.
PATTERN MAKERS' LEAGUE OP
NORTH AMERICA.—Vancouver and
vicinity. Branch meets 1st and Srd Fridays at Labor Temple, nom 205. H. Night'
Hales, president, 976 Fifty-sixth avenne
east; Jos, G. Lyon, flnanclal secretary, 1721
Grant street; J. Campbell, recording see*
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Meeta Lsbor Templo, seoond and fourth Wednesdays at 2:80 and 8 p. m. President, Jos.
Hubble; wording saentary, Jaa. S. Griffin;
166, Twenty-flfth avenue eaat; flnanolal see*
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2409 Clark Drive.
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E
OF
A Local Emigrant Writes
of Conditions in the
Holy City
Trades Council Nominates
Its Municipal Election
Candidates
TORONTO, Ont., Nov. 19.—The
weather here ia fine, clear and cold,
with a tinge of winter in the air. The
streets are crowded afternoons and
evenings, with good theatre crowds out
nights. On the surface this city does
not show war's toll of sorrow, and lessened business.
Hydro Strike Still On.
The Hydro-Electric strike is still on,
although the latest reports in the daily
press nays both sides are willing to settle, each waiting for the other to make
the flrst move.
Ono of the labor leaders stated that
the strike could be settled in a few minutes if the commissioners would be reasonable. Mutual <■«•«cessions might be
made, though he would not say just
how much the men were willing to concede. But he did not think that it was
up to the men to make the first move,
''The commission i«iected the award—
it is for them to ask a conference," he
said.
Commission Rejected Award.
The men struck on Nov. 2 because the
commission refused to abide-'by a majority award of a board of conciliation
and arbitration appointed under the
Lemieux act, giving as an excuse, as
far as can be learned, that the private-
owned competition of the Hydro-electric waa paying less wages and no holiday allowances.
According to the majority award the
men are to receive a ten per cent, increase commencing May 1, 1016, to
continue for three years, when either
party eould cancel the award by a 30
days' notice. The wage schedule is as
follows: Foremen linemen, $105 a
month; foreman troble department,
$110 a month; Bub-foremen, $95; journeymen linemen and trolleymen, 40
conts an hour; journeymen mechanics,
43 cents an hour; wlremen, 41 cents, an
hour; cablomcn, 43 cents an hour; helper, 28 cents an hour; meter installer,
$75 a month; troubleman, $100 a
month; first operator, $00; other operators to get a three per cent, increase;
patrol nnd repairmen, $83 a month.
Objection to the workmen's compensation act was made recently at tho
meeting of the Canadian Independent
Telephone association. It was claimed
that telephone companies should be
placed in if class by themselves, it being
unfair to link them up with workers on
high-tension wires; also thnt telephone
operators be excluded.
Labor Candidates Chosen.
The labor representation committee
of the Trades and Labor council have
named candidates for the approaching
civic elections as follows:
Jimmy Simpson, ef Typo, union No.
91, received a unanimous and enthusiastic endorsation for the board of control.
Mr. Simpson hns ably filled the position, being elected two yearB ago.
Ward One—Aldermen: W. Brown,
vice-president of the Trades and Labor
council; John W. Bruce, Canadian organizer for the International Union of
Plumbers and steamfltters. Board of
Education: Mr. S. Jones, member of the
executive committer of the TradeB and
Labor council and Street Railwaymen's
union.
Ward Two—Board of Education: Mr.
B. C. Brown, member of executive committee Machinists' union.
Ward Pour—Aldermen: Thos. Black,
secretary of Bine Label league of the
Cigarmakers' union. Board of Education: Mr. L. Bainbridge, member executive committee Stonecutters'.union.
Ward Five—Board of Education:
Miss F. Frazer, social democrats.
Ward Six—Aldermen: Aid. Joseph
Gibbons, business secretary of the
Street Railway Men's union.
Ward Seven—Aldermen: Mr. Fred
Bancroft, member advisory industrial
committeo of the board of education,
representing the Trades and Labor
council.
Some Workers Are Wanted.
Judging from the want ads. appearing in the city papers, machinists, workers in the clothing trados, leather
goods and knitted wear are in demand,
also weavers and alUed trades.
As near as can be learned, the unorganised man and woman and tho casual
worker are as usual confronted with low
wages and irksome conditions. The following excerpt is f-om a letter to the
editor of a daily paper here, and bears
out the above. It is signed "Stenographer": "I was in an office, a few
days ago, where tho owner of the firm
refused to pay me for working from
11.15 a.m. to 1 p.m. I worked -all that
afternoon, and only got paid for half a
day. He didn't consider how much
work was done in those two hours. Tet
that man owns three cars, lives in almost a mansion, ind is giving his girls
in the offlce $5 a week. Tint's how
the majority of men can have such luxuries. I am not saying all the nien are
the tame, there are t few exceptions,
but I fancy the majority of them have
absolutely no conscience.   *
Empty Houses Galore.
According' to! the -report, just in, of
the.Consumers' Gas company,!there are
6500 vacant premis«» in Toronto, a city
of half a million, while" normally there
aro 2500 and 3500. While, according to
tho assessment commissioner there are
6% of the city's houses vacant. The
real estate men Bay this is not bo bad
for a city who has had a real estate
boom—busted.
-        Better Than the Waft
Taking it all in all, there does not
appear the distress here among the worker? aa in the weBt. While the prairies
had a big crop—two ih one—they needed it, as they were near the end of their
borrowing capacity. Here there are
manufacturers, and while wages are
lower in the than in the west, employment Is not non-exi*tent.
The hotel bars close at 8 p.m. and
there is ''chlorimida'' in tho city water
according to the city health officer. This
is to overcome the effect of an east
wind and1 "annimiles" in the water
supply, A thoroughly thirsty man is
in hard luck here these days.
Strange that the grocer who mixes
sand with his sugar, and the milkman
who mixes water with his milk, get
quite annoyed when their employee, by
way of getting even, mixes a bit of tdle-
ness with his work.
JAKES KUBY
Lite Internstlonsl president United Brother
hood of Osntenten, snd who died re'
eentlr following an operation for eppen
, dlcltft.
TWENTY-riVE YEABS AGO
Tradee and Labor Council.
Friday, Nov. 28, 1890.
The bad dye young.
BUaiNiai AQINT  DIRICTORV
Ask for Labor Timple  'Pfcone Bxtihani*,
Soymonr .7486   (unleu  otherwise  stated).
Bricklayers—Wm.  8. DsgnaU, Room 218.
CookB, Walters, Waitresses—Room 804;
Andy Grabam.
Eleetrieal Workers (outside)—E. H. Morrison, Room 207.
Engineers   (steam)—Room 210; E. Frender-
Sast.
Ibut   Fishermen's .Union—Rtusell   Kear-
ley,  487 Gore avenuo.    Offlee phone,  Seymoar 4704; residence, Highland J844L.
Longshoremen's Association—G. J. Kelly; 10
Powell Street; phone Sey. 6350.-
Mnstclane—H. J. Brasfleld, Room 805.
Sailors—W. S. Barns, 213 Hastings street
went.    Sey. 8708.
Street Railway Employees—Fred A. Hoover;
cor.-Main and Union.   Phone Sbj. 508.
Typographical—R. H. Neelands, Room 208.
TRADE  UNION  DIRECTORY
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the city and province should have a
press correspondent. You want news
of your union to appear in your paper.
Thon see that someone is especially appointed to send it ln. And Bee that it
reaches this office on time. AU local
news must be in not later than Thursday morning, if it ib to appear the same
week. Address all nows matter to Editor B. 0. Federationiat, Labor Temple,
Vancouver, B. C. #rt
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THS VOTERS' LIST?
A municipal, a provincial and a federal
election will take place daring the next few
months. Unless TOU ere classified with the
Indians, lunatics and propertylesi women,, register at onee. Do tt now or hold your peace
on election dayi
Allied Printing Trades Council—R. H. Neelands, Box 06.
Barbers—S. H. Grant, 1801 7th Avenne W.
Bartenders—H. Davis, Box 484,
Blacksmiths—Malcolm Porter, View Hill
P. O.
Bookbinders—W. H. Cowderoy, 1885 Thirty-
fourth avenue east.
Boilermakers—A. Fraser, 1181 Hows St
Brewery Workers—Chu. a. Austin, 782 7tb
Ave. East.
Bricklayers—William S. Dagnall, Room 216,
Labor Temple.
Brotherhood of Carpentera Dlstriot Council—p. L. Baratt, Room 208, Labor Temple.
Cigarmakers—W. H. McQueen, care Kurts
Cigar factory, 72 Water Street.
Cooks, Waiters, Waitresses—Andy Graham,
Room 804, Labor Temple.
Bluctrical Workers (outside)—E. H. Morrison, Room 207, Labor Temple.
Electrical Workers (inside)—F. L. Estlng-
ha   nsen. Room 207.
Engineers—E. Prendergast, Room 216, Labor Temple.
Granite Cutters—Edward Harry, Columbia
Hotel.
Garment Workers—Mrs, Jardlne, Labor Temple.
Halibut Fishermen's Union-<-RusselI Kearley,
487 Gore avenue.
Horseshoers—Labor Temple.
Letter Carriers—Robt. Wight, Dlatrlct      68.
Laborers—George Harrison, Room 220, Labor Temple.
Locomotive Firemen and Engineers—C. Howard, Port Coquitlam.
Local Engineers—L. T. Solloway, 1157 Har-
wood.   Tel. Sey. 1848R.
Longshoremen—J,  & Kelly, 10 Powell Street
Machinists—J. H. Brooks, Room 211, Labor
Temple.
Milk Drivers—Stanley Tiller, 812 Eighteenth
avenne west.
Musicians—H. J, Brasfleld, Room 80S, Labor
* Temple,
Holders-
Moving Picture Operators—L. E. Goodman,
Labor Temple,
Painters—Geo. Weston, Room 808, Labor
Temple,
Plumbers — Room 206 %, Labor Temple.
Phone Seymour 3611.
Pressmen—P. D. Edward, Labor Temple.
Plasterers—John James Cornish, 1800 Eleventh avenue East.
Pattern Makers—J, Campbell, 4800 Argyle
Street. '
Quarry Workers—James Hepburn, care Colombia Hotel.
Railroad Trainmen—A. E. MoCorvlIle, Box
243.
Railway Carmen—A. Robb,   420 Nelson
Straet.
Seamen's Union—W. S. Barns. P. O. Box
1865.
Structural Iron Workers—Room 208, Labor
Temple.
Stonecutters—James   Rayborn,   P,   O.   Box
1365.
Sheet Metal Workers—J. W. Alexander, 2120
Pender atreet east.
Streot Railway Employees—James E. Griffin,
186 Twenty-flfth avenue east.     _.
Stereotypers—W. Bayley, care Province,
City,
Telegraphers—E. B. Peppln, Box' 482.
Trades and Labor Counoll—Oeo. Bartley,
Room 210 Labor Temple.
Typographical—H.  Neelanda. Box 88.
Tailors—C. McDonald, Box R08.
Theatrical Stage Employees—Oeo. W. Allln,
Box Til.
Tllelayers   and  Helpers—A. Jamleson,   640
Twenty-third avenue east.
PANTAGES
Unequalled Vaudeville  Means
PANTAQE8  VAUDEVILLE
THREE SHOWS DAILY
8.48, 7.20, 9.18    Season's  Prices;
Matinee, lie.) Evsnlnns, ISo., 88o,
On assembling at the rooms in the
Dunn-Miller block, they were found
locked, and as no key could be procured,, an adjournment was made to tlie
hall of the U. B. of Carpenters in the
Thompson-Ogle block, President Irvine
in the chair.
Robt. Cosgrove, of the Hod-Carriers,
presented credentials, and was admitted as a delegate.
Qeorge W. Dower, secretary-treasurer
of the Dominion Trades and Labor conns, wrote that he believed the petitions about tob e circulated in the east
for the restriction of Chinese immigration, would be largely signed.
Wound Infections.
A needless and careless result from an
accident is infection. Some infections
are caused by uneleanlinesp. hTost infections are caused by carelessness. Proper respect for a man's own self would
in nearly every case prevent the occurrence of such a condition. You-will ad-.
mit that a man should at least take
care of hia own person. To detail this
duty to another is a form of childish
weakness.   Your nursery days are over.
In general, infection is the result of
the septic germ getting into an open
wound. Tho septic germ is everywhere.
It is on clothing, furniture, in the air
and on our hands. Where the skin is
torn this germ settles and gains n foothold upon the human tissue. If the
body is not in good physical condition
these germs multiply and cause serious
damage to the part infected and the
general health of the body.
The discovery of antiseptic treatment
was the greatest of all discoveries in
medicine. The treatment of any fresh
cut with any one of ft dozen* known antiseptic agents will prevent disease. It
iB merely a display of the crudest ignorance for any man to neglect this simple
precaution.
Wounds heal very fast if they are
clean. When we say clean, wo menn
not only clean of dirt, but also clean of
invisible germs. These germs lie on the
skin and often on the tool, or whatever
causese the wound.' When the germs
are not cleaned out from the wound at
once there may be enough to cause blood
poisoning.
The best way^to prevent blood poisoning is: . •-•**.
First—To clean the wound thoroughly
at once.
Second—To keep it clean by putting
over it a clean piece of linen which hus
been boiled, or a piece of sterilized
gauze.
Third—To hold the above firmly in
place with a bandage.
The best way to clean a wound ia
with gasoline, using plenty of time and
a clean piece of linen to wash with. At
the same time, be careful of open lights,
lanterns, cigars and cigarettes. Clean
the skin all around the wound and wash
into the wound itself.' Then paint the
wound and the neighboring skin with
tincture of iodine; this kills the germs.
If "ou have no iodine and gasoline
handy, scrub the wound thoroughly five
minutes with soap, hot water and a
scrubbing brush. Then wash the wound
with nlsohol (whisky or brandy if there
is no alsohol) aiid put on a piece of
clean linen wringing wet with alcohol or
whisky. .Remember that the scrubbing
is the most important part of the cleaning of wounds, and do it thoroughly.
Don't be afraid of any slight bleeding
caused by cleansing. The bandage will
stop It. Then make tracks for the hospital and you will not have your arm in
a sling and he walking on crutches.
Ten Sub, Cards for 110.
Ten yearly Fed. sub. cards for #10,
Pay as sold.   Ordor ton at once and help
to push the Fed's, circulation.
SYNOPSIS OF OOAL MINING REGULATIONS.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alborta, the Yukon Terlrtory, the Northwest .Territories and
in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of 81 an aore. Not
more than 2,660 acres will be leased to one
applicant.
Applications for lease must be made by the
applicant in person to the Agent or Sob-Agent
of the district ln which the rights applied
for- are situated.
In surveyed territory tbe land mast be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of
sections, and In unsurveyed territory tho
tract applied for shall be staked br the applicant himself.
Each application most be accompanied by
a fee of iff, which will ba refunded If the
rights applied for are not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on tbo
merchantable output of the mine at the rato
of Ave cents per ton.
The person operating the mint shsll furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merchant*ttl«
coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If
the ooal mining rights are not being operated,
such returns should be furnished at least once
a year.
The lease will include the eoal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted
to purchase whatever available surface righiB
may be considered necessary for the working
of the mine at the rate or aio an acre
For full information application should be
made to the SecreUry of the Department of
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Atent or Sub*
Agent of Dominion Lands.
W    jr    fJABf
„ „    V?*™-. f'*1'"".." •»• Interior.
2i 5r^2a™,W wmjmUm or in. »*i
Tertleement will not ts psll for—I0S90
DAVID SPENCER, LTD.
I
DAVID MENCH, LT»
Stanfield's Underwear
For Men
This underwear is the best value we know today of which wo eon
give our customers a complete selection.   Our English lines have so far
failed to put in an appearance, and we do not expect they will owing to .
the war.  80 there is evory reaaon why a man should turn to Stanfleld'e
and be well satiated with it,
FOB $1.25 A OABMENT—Medium weight, unshrinkable wool underwear
in flne elastic rib finish.
Two heavier weights in the same finish at 11.50 and 11.75 per garment.
COMBINATIONS are "available in all three weights at twice the price of
single garments.
Please note that these are prices of a year ago.
David Spencer Limited
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DAVID SPENCER, LTD.
r=Peonies
For a beautiful display next summer, plant now.   Named varieties
m ***•   $3.00 Per Dozen
SOSES
Imported direct from Ireland; all
leading varieties, 30c each.
$3.00 Per Dozen
List free.
RITCHIE'S SEEDSMEN
■40 Grsnvllle Street VANCOUVER B.C.
HARRON BROS.
FUNERAL   DIRECTORS  AND
EMBALMERS
Vancouver—Offlee and Chapel,
1034 Granville St., Phone Sey. 3486.
North Vancouver — Office and
Chapel, 122—Sixth St. West, Phone
184.
CENTER & HANNA, Ltd.
UNDERTAKERS
Refined Serrice
1049 OEORQIA STREET
One Blook west of Court House.
Use of Modern Chapel and
Funeral   Parlors   free   to  all
Patrons
Telephone Seymour MIS
jtlCJ X JiLf New —Modern —Fireproof
LOTUS
COR. ABBOTT AND  PENDER STS
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
Now under the management of W. V. MOBAK
 .11.00 pes tty ta
- ...V,-,.,. *MO em Olty ,
Special Winter Reduced Rates to Permanent Guests
Room with detsched bsth...
Room with prirsto bsth,..;
Oar electric motor bu. meets sll hosts sod trsins freo
LOTUS GRILL—Open Continuously
FBOM 1 a.m. to MIDNIGHT
Music from 6.80 to 8.80 snd 10 to mldnisbt
Phone Seymour 8880
New Blectric Auto Bus Meets all Beats and Trsins Free
Hotel Dunsmuir
Vancouver's Newest and Moat
Complete Hotel
250 ROOMS ; 100 with Private Baths
EUBOPEAN PLAN, (1.00 per Day up.
COS. DtJNSMUIB wd BIOHABDS STREETS VANCOUVEB, RO.
FREE!   FREE!  FREE!-
All the wrappers of BOTAL OBOWN SOAP and BOTAL OBOWN PRODUCTS exchanged for beautiful presents
SEE OUR CHRISTMAS DISPLAY
Call whether you have coupons or not.
Special offers for Christmas and tho Now Yonr, contained in our new
Premium Bulletin just issued. Writo for catalogue of premiums ond
special offers".
Fancy teapots, Nippon hand-painted chinaware, cut glass, 100 styles
nnd shapes of aluminum utensils, ladies * hand bags, music rolls, purses
otc, and an elegant display of beautiful dolls, toys, gomes, etc., eto.
Tou can save money by saving your coupons off Eoyal Crown Soap,
Boyal Crown Washing Powder, Boyal Crown Naptha, Boyal Crown
Cleanser, Boyal Crown Lye.
The Royal Crown Soaps Ltd. Vancouver, B.C.
J
You Can Save Money
BT USING
Tango Street Car Tickets
8 "Ur 25 Cents
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS OUT
32 Bides at 32 Bides on Tour Saving On
A 5 Cent Fare Tango Tiekets 01 Investment
$1.60    $1.00      60c
Tango Tickets Are Now On Sale
They ore sold by conductors on the cars, it tin B.O. Electric Salesrooms,
Carroll and Hastings streets and 1138 Oranvllle street; tha Company's
Interurban Terminals tt Hastings and Carroll streets and south nd of
Oranvllle street bridge; Depotmoster's Office ot Main ond Prior streets;
Mount Pleasant Car Born, Main street ond Thirteenth avenue, ond ot tha
places of business of the following firms throughout tha dty:
BASTDlaS STBBBT—
Woodward's Deal lions   (Dm
Dept.) Abbott Street Corner.
Spsnoer's Dept.   Wen   (Osshlsr's
ffloe,
offloe, Information Buses end Es-
cheese Deike). nesr Rlenerda.
Wood's Phsrmscj—Sejrmour Street
Osmpbsll's Phirwej — Oranrlll.
Street oorner.
Owl Dragsters—Main Street eorner.
KaRlsonrs Dni| Iters—Hear Car.
nil street
■AD STBEET—
Browne   0    Beaten.     Dratrisu,
Pender street eorner.
Law's   Draiston — Bsrrls stnet
eorner.
0OBDOVA STBBBI—
Owl    Draiston — Albeit stmt
POWELL STBBBT—
Owl   Drafston — Daalsvr street
corner.
DENMAE  STBBBI—
(Bn|Ush Bay)
Terrenes Dnfston ■
eorner.
. Davie street
OBAMVOLB  STBBBT—
Hudson's Bar Oe. All departmoste
Georgia Btreet eorner.
Gordon Drrsdaie's (Holloa    Coaster) nesr Dunsmuir.
Owl Draiston — Dunemsir street.
Harrlsoa*a   Draiston —   Bobeoa
street oorner.
Browne A Beaten, dnifUts, Dark
street eorner.
PU1 Bot DrnpUis — Nelson street
eorner
Lsw's Draiston — Deris   sine!
eorner
Hsrrlsoa's     Draiston — Pender
etreet corner.
PAIBVIEW—
Hsrrlson's   Draiston — OnavtUe
street snd  Seventh avoaee.
MOUNT FLEAIANT—
Law's Draiston — Bear Broadwsr
OBANDVJEW—
Osmpbell's Dniitore — Broadway
end Commercial Drive.
STANLEY PABK—
Mitchell's Confectioner?— Oeertla
street entrance.
B.C. ELECTRIC
Carrall and Hastings Sts.
1138 Granville St.
Near Davie PAGE FOUR
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
PBIDAY NOVEMBEB 26, 1915
Commencing Monday
November 22nd
Department Managers
Sale
Offering opportunities to save on everything to
wear, and for the home. j
If you want some real bargains, attend this sale.
See Saturday evening's papers for fuller particu-
lars.
fflUhpBudson'sBauCotnpanj}. M
Granville and Georgia Streets
*< J
The Price to Pay
for Good Clothes
We advise you to pay at least I
for a suit or overcoat; not because of
tho $20 we may get, but because of
the clothes you will get.
Semi-Ready tailoring is satisfying
thousands of the best dressed men.
Semi-Beady clothes .sell as low as $15
and as high as $35. At every price
the full value is in the garment.
Suits for men and
young men, 115 to
185.
Overcoats for (nen
snd young men, 915
to 910.
Single Trouser., 94
to |8.
Full Drees Suits, 925
to 950.
Morning Costs, 925.
Tuxedo Suite. 925 to
930.
Tuxedo Costs, 919.
Special Orders—ln 4
days.
SEMI-READY
TAILORING
THOMAS & McBAIN
655 GRANVILLE STREET
:*y'■ «■
High Class Dental Services at
very Moderate Prices
High-class ind painless dentistry it very moderate prices, which anyone cm afford—
Oold drowns, 22k   24.00
Oold Brldgework, per tooth 24.00
Perfect Pitting Plates, each 28.00
Porcelain fillings, each 21.00
Amalgam fillings, each   21.00
Teeth extracted {tea of pain.
All work guaranteed for TEN YEABB.
EXAMINATIONS AND ESTIMATES GIVEN PBEE
Offlce open every evening from 7 to 2 p.m.
Dr. BRETT ANDERSON
PItoM Strmoor 8331 Offlee:   101 Bank of Ottawa Balldinf
Telephone 805
E. G. McBRIDE
Wholessle, retail anil family trade
WINES AND SPIEITS
Comer Bejble aad Front Streets
HEW WSSIWH8TSB, B. 0.
rnSfi
WORKERS UNION/
UNIOI^STAMPl
factory
Named Shoei are frequently nude in Non-
Union Factories-Do Not Buy Any Shoe
no matter whit lti ume, unless It Dears a
plain ud readable Impression or thli itamp.
All ahoea without tha Union Stamp trt
alwaya Non-Union.
BOOT A SHOE WORKERS' UNION
Mt Summer Street, Boston, Man.
3. F. Tobln, Pm.   0. h. Blaine, Sec-Treat.
THE CANADIAN  BANK
OF COMMERCE
Capital 215,000,000        Best 213,500,000
Main Offlce:   Oorner Hastings ud Oranvllle Streets, Vancouver
CITY BRANCHES LOCATION
AT.MA ROAD Cor. Fourth Avenue snd Alms Root!
SffiSJfJRS*1- Dsv/K Cor. Flrit Avenue anil Commorolsl Drive
Si&LSSS 0or* "mi.t »"d Main Streets
FA1KVIEW Cor. Sixth Avenuo and Granville Street
HANtNog Wd OAMBIE Oor. Hsstinp and cimld.slr.et.
KiSffim if^lV.'.:™ fi0** fourth Avenuo snd Yew StrBot
KSSS7.PbSiili£T Cor* ■*■-*■■**■• Arum, end Main Street
BOUTH HILL Cor. Forly(i>urth Avenue snd Fraeer Road
Aim North Vucouver Branch, Oorner Lonsdale Avenue ud Espluade
PILGRIM'S PROGRESS
SIDE DOOR PULLMAN
(Continued from page 1)       *
and then
going on.
tilled 600 miles in one jump, our stopping off place being Omaha.
It was one stroke oi luck, for we
passed through terrific thunder storms.
You can picture tliut on our arrival in
tho early morning, after two nights and
one'day, a good meal was appreciated
by us. We found conditions in.Omaha
on the ebb tide, and therefore decided,
ufter a night's rest, to keep going on
to New York.
In the morning we crossed the famous Missouri river to Council Bluffs, but
couldn't get a train until 11 o'clock at
night, and then it turned out a fiasco.
A watchman informed ub that two
trains went out, one for Sioux City and
the. other for Chicago,, and during the
twelve hours we had been there only
once had it happened that the Chicago
train went first. Just as the first train
pulled out we got on the other, getting
into a box car in which several boys
were.
Fair of Good Slaves.
"They aBkod ub if it was tho train
for Sioux City, and on being told it wus
not, thero was a wild scamper for the
other train. We wore put off our train
by a couplo of blackmailing brakesmen,
because we, -naturally, refused to pay a
couple of slaves for travelling on their
masters' steam cars. It might have
been worse, for on that particular night
the first train was tho Chicago one. Wo
thought of tho other fellows. We were
Boro for we were anxious to get away
thut night.
"After lying down a bit on tho grass
wo decided to walk to Missouri Valley,
l(i miles away. We trudged along in
the dark, arriving there as the good
folk wero going to the kirk. I shall remember Missouri Valley, for we had
some encounter with a railway 'bull.'
Bully of a Bull.
'' Wo wero Bitting down alongsido tho
depot, when a freight pulled in from
the cast. There must have been about
30 riding it. They got off and waited
around until she started again, but alas,
our friend Mr. Bull got on top of the
train. I was an interested und amused
onlooker of tho comedy. Tho bull with
his gun out and the hoboes rushing and
dodging in all directions in their efforts
to make it, but as far as I could see,
only one wus successful, and he was on
the rods and a suit case .as well.
"I roused my friend up (he was as
leep), and was telling bim the joke,
when suddenly our friend the 'bull1
appeared on the scene, brandishing u
club. Wo ran along the track, for he
had pulled out his gun. He gave chase,
shooting at us. The obvious thing to
do was to get off the track, which we
did, feeling very kindly disposed to Mr.
Bull. We walked to the other ond of
the town, crossed some fields into
marshy ground, where we floundered
about up to the knees before we finally
reached the railway tracks.
Circus Spoiled the Circus.
"We formed ourselves into a ways
and means committee, while our socks
and shoes wero drying. We did not
know how long we should be stuck
there, so we decided on getting tickets
for next division point, our ideu being,
having the tickets and sauntering along
the platform, our dear friend Mr. Bull
would attempt to beat' us up and then
we had the reptile. But alas, 'the beat
laid schem.ijj^of mice and men gang aft
agley." Acircus train pulled in, and
Mr. Bull had bis hands full looking
after that.
"From there on to Chicago was a
quiet easy journey. At one point we
got on a cattle train. We occupied
feeding racks and had the pleasure of
the company of our friends "the gentleman that helps to pay the rent." We
didn 't stick it very long as it waB not
a very comfortable position. We arrived in the 'Jungle City' in the early
morning, and had a look round, but as
we decided not to linger there, the dispute still being on, we got a move on
out to South Chicago to make a Lake
Shore train, and then our troubles started.
Beaten by tbe Bull.
"We got a train that night, six passengers riding on a flat car. We aad
proceeded some distance (as
thought) and were dozing when the
train stopped and along came a 'bull'
into our carriage, demanded what we
were doing thero, ordered us out with a
choice flow of language. In the semi-
dazed condition we were in there was a
general scramble and we got away with
the exception of my pal, who had been
sound asleep, and who received a beating. He was an easy mark, it being
pitch dark. After wandering around we
finally met on the roadway and passed
a miserable night, biterly cold and to
add to the humor, we didn't know
where wo were. When daylight came,
marched into the town to find ourselves
in Michigan City—wrong direction.
"We consoled ourselves with a
hearty breakfast, and then we met a
friend who was on the same game. He
told ua where to go to get on the Lake
Shore line, but instead of it being a
six-mile walk, it was ten miles. However, we arrived there all right, and
waited patiently until lnte at night,
when we made a train in the interval
narrowly missed going bnck to Michigan City. It was a cold journey riding
on the buffers and sitting on the top,
and to make matters worse, we got off
at South Bend instead of the division
point,   tt wns too late to got lodgings,
a 'cop' advised us to keep
Two Stores and Three Offices To Let
At Low Rentals, in the
LABOR TEMPLE
- Cor. Homer and Dunsmuir Streets
.«.  i 5*,i,comiile!lonv0'-,lle °««fl*-HiWto Street viaduct has placed
the Ubor Temple ln the flow of down-town trafflc. "»»P»wu
II Intereited call on or phone
BUILDING MANAGER
Seymour 7495
ROOM 211
Season's
put up in
pint bottles
B.C. VINEGAR WORKS
Factory: 1365-7 Powell Btreet
Telephone Highland 285
Est, 1004 Vancouver, B. 0.
A Bad Night.
Outside the city limits we lit a fire, a
puny, wretched apology for one. It was
as difficult to find wood and coal along
the track, as it would be to find an
honest politician. It wus a most miserable night we Bpent, and morning proved a most welcome friend. We-hied
back to tho "city and gave "Little
Mary" a very busy time of it.
Gretit doings in town that morning,
but the crowds had not turned out in
our honor, but to watch the arrival of
the great Barnum & Bailey circus. We
amuBed ourselves for an hour or so
and then got a move on and with a few
minor incidents ayrived in Toledo,
where we put up for the night. Prom
there we proceeded to Cleveland, but
did not stop, continuing our journey on
to Buffalo.
One Bind ot Meanness.
On the way we had one mean trick
played on us by a skunk, who was in
the car. About midnight the train stopped, and this joker got out, Baying that
lie was going to look around. We stopped in tho car and the train backed
somo little way. After waiting sottfe
time, we wondered why our train did
not start, andj got out to see what was
on, nnd imagine our disgust when wo
found that the front part of the train
gono, leaving us stranded. The flowery
languago that was used in reference to
the action of the villain should havo
scorched .him
We roachod Buffalo, passed an hour
or two there, and bonrded our luxurious
ear. We wero in a wagon loaded with
pig iron, a most fearful trip. As Boon
aB convenient, we made our escape, and
finally reached Syracuse. From there
we went on to Albany. On tho journey
we fell asleep and waking up I found
ourselves at a standstill in the freight
yards. Undor the impression that we
wero in Albany, I roused my partner,
and we got off, wandering around in
tho dark. Our friend said it wasn't
Albany, but of course tho train had
gone,
I was mad at' making the mistake, for
wo wanted to make Albany that night,
so wo went and got tickets. Reaching
there at midnight we hunted around fo
tho West Shore line. We woro directed
to go outside the town a short distance,
turn to tho left, and we would be right
on it. We turned to tho left ub directed, and walked on until wc found our'
selves on the banks of tho Hudson. Wo
wandered around in the dark, feeling
our way until at last wo gave it up ns
a bad job, and sat down to rcBt our
weary bones.
Another Hobo Pitfall.
'' When daylight came we wandered
back to the town and believe me, wo
did ample justice to a tip top break
fast. Finding out thut the West Shore
line was seven miles away, we booked
there, and falling asleep, we travelled
to the station beyond, having the added
pleasure of walking five miles back. We
persevered, and making a freight we
travelled right to Newark,
"The journey'along the banks of the
Hudson was delightful. I enjoyed it
very much. We, found conditions
Newark, New York and district were
absolutely dead. • My partner stayed
with a married sister in Newark, while
I put up in New Tork. We missed
moeting one morning, and when I went
across, a few days after, it was to learn
that he had joined the A. M. C, sailing
on the Arable.
Adventures in New Tork,
"I hunted for a horse boat, but
didn't got ono for nearly a fortnight,
and in the interval had a most delightful timo, putting two nights in on Ellis
Island and ono night in the Municipal
Lodging house. One night I 'carried
the banner,' and altogether my first
visit to New York was a great success,
in so far aB I saw some of the seamy
side.
By Horse Boat to France.
"My first trip across to France was
on the Welsh Prince, and you may take
it as read, when I say that if the food
served out on that boat is typical of the
Prince line, there would be no loss if
they all went to the bottom. Quality
and quantity were both below zero. We
kicked up a fusB, but only six of
were prepared to refuse feeding the
horses unless conditions were altered
"But what could one expect from
such a bunch, Yankee imperialists of
Irish descent, from Blummy New York,
etc., nlong with the English variety
from Liverpool. A witty Irishman, who
took a delight in setting them by tho
ears and you can picture the ructions
at night. As we were nearing Brest, all
sorts of rumorfl were flying around in
regard to submarines, and one night one
of them came running down the stairs,
shouting 'a submarine in sight.'
A Submarine Scare.
An old fellow who occupied a top
bunk near mine, nnd who lay in his
bunk fully dressed, except his shoes
and socks got so excited: that in his
eagerness he tried to get both on at the
same time. I nearly choked, it was
such a funny; sight. The old boy didn't'
sleep that night; he certainly looked
relioved next day when a French destroyer appeared on the scene to escort
I did not go ash oro in Brest. As
Boon as the horses wero unloaded, we
pulled out to allow anothor horse boat
in, and thon returned to New York.
"We cleaned ship on the return, and
aftor three days of it yours truly retired
from the fray (having a nice friendly
tnlk with tho deputy foreman, in which
he was recommended to get a nice little
whip) and became a pasBengor. Arriving in New York, I found that conditions had not improved. One of tho
moro decent follows among the horso
mon asked mo if I would go with him
to Dupont Powder works, situated eight
miles above Patorson, Now Jersey.
"On tho wny up our friend went
across to a brickyard .to soo an old
friend of Mb, and that was tho last of
him. I waited around and finally walked on and nothing wns soon of him. I
slept that night in n. brickyard, and in
the morning wont on to the works to
flnd that no help wns required. I stop-
pod there another day, thinking our
Irish friend would turn up. Failing to
mako hia nppoaranco, I decided on returning to the great city, whore I arrived late at night in a terrific rainstorm.
Another Horse Trip,
"There wns only one thing to do, and
that was to got another boat, and as
luck would hnve it, I got the Carpathia,
of the Cunard lino. Sho waa going to
St. Nazaire, nnd then to Liverpool,
where I could stop if I thought fit. It
was her first trip as a horse boat, and
believe me it was some trip. She carried 1000 horses (400 too many.) We
started putting the horses on board at
3 p.m., finishing at 3 a.m., a good start.
It was work and trouble right through.
"Our fnremn-n was a big, ruddy, well-
fed John Bull; hnsty tempered, devoid
of tact, unfitting him for dealing with
a body of men.   Three days out wo find
nice little job on after supper in
bringing 00 horses out of one of tho
holds in order to save them.   It will
that the temperature varied from 05 to
120 degrees.
Acquiring the Local Color.
"The only place to put the horses
was on the promenade deck, and in order to do that we had to shift a lot of
grain and hay. That lot of horses were
more trouble and worry than the other
250 we looked after on the two top
decks aft. It was bad enough watering
and feeding them, but they were continually breaking loose, and the fun oi
the fair was on. I had the honor of
getting bit oh the back, and a couple of
bangs on the head against the iron
plates which made me Bee millions of
stars, and altogether ours was a happy
home.
Our foreman distinguished himself
by coming into the dining-room after
breakfast to discuss matters, losing his
headpiece. He called one of the boys a
bastard, which resulted in pandemonium
losing what little respect they had for
him. To add to the gaiety, one of the
horsemen jumped overboard one afternoon. The ship was stopped and a boat
lowered aad sent out, but after searching around some time, returned without
seeing anything of him. Luckily for
him, one- of the sailors spotted him on
the starboard side, just as the ship waB
getting under way, and the boat went
out and fetched him aboard.
A Questionable Suicide,
"He had boen lKr hours in tho water,
but had taken the precaution of putting
a life belt on. He was put in hospital
at St. Nazairo, having in tho interval
attempted to injure himself. After unloading the horses, and they presented a
sorry sight, owing to their being half-
starved, due to an ideu of the veterinary that the hay was poiBoned, and
must not be used. Wild rumors of a
German aboard who was doing the mischief, produced a fearful and wonderful
impression.among the boys. We went
outside the port to clean the ship and
thon the fun started. The foreman got
at loggerheads with a bunch of fellows
ond naturally confusion reigned.
1' Finally an assistant veterinary,
with a proposition that $8 a mnn would
be given for cleaning and lime-washing
each section, bo many men to a section.
Tho majority of ub took it on. Tho
gang I was in did two sections. Eleven
dollars foV 20 hours' work. A number
of follows refused to havo anything to
do with.it, for they said we would bo
done down, and thoy would only work
for the dollar a dny with the result that
they were sore when we got. paid in
Liverpool.
"Fine lot of officers on tbo boat, but
tho head steward was a rotter on fortd,
not being of the best. But, by God, it
was 50 per cont. in front of the Welsh
Prince. We had decent quarters, Becond-
class rooms, for tho stray leaders, of
which your humble was one.
"We returned to St. Nazaire to unload grain, and then thore was some
fun in trying to get a sub. bo as to bo
able to drink somo cheap French wine.
We got $3, and your humble went
-straight away and had n good French
dinner. What a wild and fearsome night
it wns -on board; what with wine and
cognac, it was Bedlam lot' Ioobc
Sights of St. Nazaire.
"St. Nazaire is 'a quiet place in ordinary times, but at the prosont time
there is a lot of shipping, it being ono
of tho chief ports for supplies. I walked around tho town and outskirts, but
did not go into the country. What evidences of the war we saw were German
prisoners, some injured soldiers and the
large number of the gentler sex dressed
in black.
"We wero about ten or twelve days
there, and then sailed for Liverpool,
through the danger zone. We travelled
a zigzag course, and met with no mishap, a submarine crossing our track and
torpedoing another ship. On arriving
in Liverpool docks evidence of the war
was to be found in the soldiers guarding
the docks. Allan liners painted grey;
transports and auxiliary cruisers.
"Another sign is tho no treating order, and the hours 12 to 2.30 and 6.30
to 9.30. We had* some trouble in getting our wages, and the follows wore going to havo the foreman arrested, although it wasn 't his fault.''
The general interest of tho letter ends
here, after inquiries as to the move'
ment and trade conditions in Vancouver.
AMONG THE TYPOS.
Already Preparing for Referendum-
Election Next May.
The following are the officers to be
voted for on the fourth Wednesday in
May, 1016: President, first vice-president, second vice-presidentj third vice-
president, secretary-treasurer, three
truBteeB of the Union Printers Home,
four delegates to the American Federation of Labor, one delegate to the Canadian -Trades and Labor Congress, and
an agent of the Union Printers Home.
The second vice-president ib nominated
end elected by the unions affiliated in
the German Typographic, the third vice-
president is nominated and elected by
the mailers' unions comprising the Mailers' Trade District union, nnd the delegate to the Canadian Trades and Labor
Congress must be a member of one of
the Canadian unions. All subordinate
unions, either typographical or the affiliated crafts, may nominate and vote
for a candidate for the last-named offlce.
-I. T. U. Journal.
Equal Pay for Equal Work.
In Queensland, Australia, the women
clerks in dry goods, grocery and other
stores organized and made demands for
tho same pay received by the men for
tho same kind of work performed. The
case was submitted to an arbitration
court and a decision has beon rendered
in thoir favor. Now tho womon and
girls all over the country aro talking
unionism. In a short timo women in all
lines of work in Australia will recelvo
the same pay as men for equal work
>erformed. The principle has been
Irmly established.
TRINTEBS "GET-TOGETHER"
Knights of the Stick Listen to Address
By Returned Soldier Member.
On Sunday evening last a very successful gathering of the printers of this
city was held in Labor Temple. Vice-
president Metzger occupied the chair,
and a very , interest-tog address was
riven by Quartermaster Sergeant W. H.
Youhill^ who related some of his experiences since leaving Vancouver with the
flrst Canadian contingent, some fifteen
months ago. Musical numbers were
contributed by Messrs. M. D. Buchanan,
W. H. Jordan, G. Wood and Thos. Weedon. Refreshments were served under
the direction of Mr. Archibald, who
made an efficient chef and eat the
cheese, and "Bill" Armstrong poured
tea, in lieu of violin music, to the general satisfaction of all present, although
a trifle tardy at times.
Messrs. O. Shoemaker, W. A. Dudley
and E. Estabrook have taken travelling
cards and left for southeastern states.
give you somo slight Idea of the condi
IS TOUR NAME ON
THE VOTERS' UST7
A mnnlelpal, a provincial and a federal
(.lection will take placo during the next few
monthi. Unleu TOU are clam-ilflnd with the
Indiana, lunatics and propertyleai women,, re<
tions in that hold when I inrorm you on election daxl *     v
CARO
A LIQUID FOOD
IN 16 OUNCE BOTTLES
Sells in the usual way
at $1.75 a bottle, now
—make a delicidss and nutricioiiB hot drink for oold weather. Keeps out
the cold, and builda up strength, and is pronounced by connoisseurs to
be unequalled as to flavor, taste and nutriment. Always roady—simply put a teaspoonful in a cup or glass, and add hot wator, and salt and
pepper to taste.
—All high-class restaurants and hotels sell it. For salo in our Orocory
department.
Per bottle, $1.00; regular $1.75 value
htfiudsoflfe
GRANVILLE and GEORGIA STREETS
"linp-lp   Put"
wu.gic   a ifl       T|,o mo»t heat nd leant .mount ot w»ite.   Lump, »6.60.
COS! *■•• »6*60 !">' <°n<
In our warehou.es on Falsa Crook wo carry a complete
.took at common and fire brick, plaster, cement, sower
and drain pipe, eto.
Builders-
Supplies
X UrnilUre,     Bag-Wo do all kinds ol cartago work, but *we specialise on
gage and tho movlns ot furnituroj pianos and baggage.   Our men
n;„„. ivrn«,«..n    "r° ""I""1", ****d '*i«y are also careful when handling
JTianO JMOVerS    household effects.
YOUB PATRONAGE IN AIX THESE LINES SOLICITED
McNEILL, WELCH & WILSON, Limited
80 Pender Street West
PHONES: Seymour 406, 606, 6408, 6409
To England Under Neutral Flag
American Line from New York-Liverpool
„!       tQC ftftLar***e' Fast American steamers.   Undtr tha American
Clan  $JJ.UU <-*•&<  No contraband of war carried.
Second **_ AA A    ft   "New York" Deo. 4th
Clau   $05.*UU V   V   "St. Louii"  Dec. llth
Third * .„ AA Ui l). "-Philadelphia" Dec. 18th
Claw $40.00 "*• Paur   *•• **
T And every Saturday thereafter.
Company's Offioes: 619 SECOND AVENUE, SEATTLE, WN.
OB LOOAL BAIL AND STEAMSHIP AOENTS.
WOOD #S$$ COAL
Hanbury's Give       <hon   17DIP17 I
Away Each Week   op£_0   f \\1_J_ \
LAST WEEK'S WINNERS
1(125 —P. H. Middlomiss, 2775 Thirty-llfth nvonuo west'.'.. .J10.00
1581 —Hugh Cochrane, 2180 -Second avenue west % 6.00
13770—BusboII Morris, 1130 Burnaby street t 2.00
1038 —B. J. Coyle, 1120 Sixteenth avenuo west t 2 00
14023—O. B. Floming, 3028 Eighth avenue west... $ 2.00
1746 —T. Sponce, 3257 Hoather street $ 2.00
14030—Charles Harrison, 838 Ninth avenue west | 2.00
BUY rBOM HANBUBT'S.    TOU MAT WIN A PBIZB OP »10.00.
EVEBY ONE HAS AN EQUAL CHANCE
We sell only the best quality Mill Wood and GENUINE SOUTH
WELLINGTON OOAL
Wo guarantee the biggestload of wood and the biggest ton of ooal in
Vancouver, nnd in addition wo are giving away froo $25 cash prizes
weokly.
Pull printed particulars on tho back of each delivery note.
Prompt delivery guaranteed.   Forty tennis at your service.
Phone your orders to
J. HANBURY & CO. LIMITED
BATVisw 1076*1077
FAIRMONT 2624
S0UTHVANC0UVERMILKC0.
"SOU-VAN MAKES
THE SUPER-MAN"
QUALITY    SERVICE    CLEANLINESS
Union Printing
We specialize in printing constitutions, bylaws,
booklets, publications and stationery of all kinds for
union organizations everywhere.
Our departments cover printing of pamphlets, books
and catalogues.
We Print Everything But Money
SEND YOUB NEXT JOB TO THE
B. C. FEDERATIONIST
Labor Temple Vancouver, B. C.
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