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RITISH  COLUMBIA
OFFICIAL PAPEB: VANCOUVEB TBADBB AND LABOB COUNCIL, AND B. 0. FEDEBATION OF LABOB
POLITtOAL BOTTT:   VICTOBT
PAGES
VANCOUVER, B. C, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 17, 1917
w
C. WORKERS TO MEET HERE IN CONVENTION ON
(la Vancnnrx
Wty, 1100  )
$1,50 PER YEAR
i Previous    Conception    of
Their   Wickedness
Proven False
The Moral Welfare of Their
Employees Is Their
Chief Concern
THE FEDERATIONIST has
frequently been called upon to
listen to harrowing talk of the
miserable; conditions prevailing in
the lumber1 camps of British Columbia, and of the many petty
and mean exactions inflicted upon
the unfortunate victims of capitalist slavery doomed to serve sentence and do penance therein.
Long hours of labor, and such unsanitary conditions and lack of
facilities for personal cleanliness
bb to make lousy bunkhouses a
| permanent fixture of lumber camp
.life, were always embodied in
f those tales of woe as inevitable
[episodes in thc lumberjacks pro-
i saic career. And many a time and
| oft has it been noted that when
the aforesaid lumberjack came to
town, he became bibulously enthusiastic in his joy at having escaped, even though temporarily,
from too intimate association
j.with the sluggish Baw log, the dull
hours und the feative louse. At least
his hilarity has been popularly attributed to the intoxicating exuberance of a
new-found liberty garnished with opportunity to tnke a hath, either exter-
< nal of internal or both. But it seems
that the previously stereotyped conception of tho philological ,biotogical, physiological, theological, psychological
and bullcouolocical reason for thc lumberjack's city-bred ebullitions of pure
joy, .has boen entirely wrong and without justifiable foundation.
The Real Facts ln ttae Cue.
Among thc many weird notions that
the sombre gloom of the deep forest
and* the melancholy soughing of the
murmuring breezes through the heaven-
hissed foliage of pine and cedar, mysteriously implants in the lamberjack
mental processes, thero ib one that has
evidently led to a ruthless stripping of
the mask of hypocrisy and pretence
that hns. hitherto shielded him from thc
juBt and terrible judgment thnt a full
disclosure of his frailties would bring
upon him. Tho particular "weird notion" referred to is thnt of desiring
two paydays per month, instead of a
monthly pay, as heretofore. This abominable obsession, predilection, vagary,
hallucination, delusion or obfuseation
having becomo so firmly seated in the
lumberjack mind ns to impel him to insist upon the dnngorous innovation, the
lumber companies have been compelled
much against their will wo may be sure,
to mercilessly unmask the erratic and
irresponsible l.nnberjnck and disclose his
frailties to the critical gaze of the ribald multitude. A delegation from the
lumber companies appeared before the
provincinl executivo of the' Brewster
government at Victoria the other day,
and fully dissected and explained the
'"logger'' to tho politicnl solons there
gathered and whoso knowledge of
things in general is narrowly confined
to a moro or less deft arrangement of
legal verbiago that is well and duly
! calculated to prevent thc disclosure of
what they do not know. The plain
fact of the case is that the misguided
loggers .merely desire a semi-monthly
payday so that they can enjoy a semimonthly spree. This precious and eminently reliable delegation from the
lumber companies made no hesitation in
promulgating this immortal truth. That
it Ib a truth iB proven beyond question,
for tho delegation openly confessed it.
And what could bo asked more than
that?
How It Comes About.
As the delegation made,, no mention
of lousy bunkhouses aud generally unsanitary camp conditions, it stands to
reason thnt such things do not exist.
Otherwise it' would have been mentioned. Anybody at all fahiilinr with dele-
gntions of employors knows full well
that they are always actuated by motives of the greatest solicitude for thc
welfare of their employees and the ten-
dorest regnrd for their physical, moral
and spirituul condition. Right nobly did
tho delegates from the lumber companies throw themselves Into the breach
in an effort to sav« the weak and sinful loggers from their own weakness
and sinful proclivities. When the premier, Brewster, asked one of the delegates, "Do yod think thero will be the
same degree of thirst with two paydays
a month!" the delegates replied, "no
doubt about it." And who should be
better authority ou *he characteristics
and habits of "thirst" than either an
employing capitalist or a duly qualified
delegate thereof? Tho persistent qunli-
, ties of thirst Is well-known to them.
Entirely Unselfish.
According to tho roport of the interview, as given in the doily press, the
delegates were animated by no other
motive than the good and welfaro of
the weak and misguided loggers. There
certainly was no selfish interest of their
respective compnnies nllowed to intrude
'its hateful prosenco Into the solemnity
of the ocension. The soulful concern of
tho assembled delegates in the welfare
and salvution of the sinful logger was
the outstanding featuro of tho occasion.
"No logger can work with $4 or even
less in his jeans," pathetically remarked one of the delegates during the ponderous deliberations. It would appear
from this that tho proper Btepf td be
taken by the lumber companies would
be to see that the logger alwayB hnd a
mm in his "jeanB" In excess of "four
rlollars." The miniBtcr of mineB, Mr.
Slonn, informed tho delegates that he
had known of cases "where the log-
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A Message Brought to Human Understanding Upon the Roar of Cannon and the
Shrieks of Mangled Men—Tyrants of Blood and Pelf in Blind Fury Threaten the
Collapse of Civiliaztion—A Repetition of the Dark Ages Looms Ominously in
the Foreground—The Time for Thought and Action Is Now at Hand
WALTEE THOMAS
Business agent for Local 017. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, with
headquarter* In Koom 208, Labor Temple,
wbo has been very successful in helping to
build up the carpenters' union in this
city. Delegate to the district council, a
member of the executive committee of the
local, and an active delegate to the central
labor body. Business Agent Thomas haB
been a resident of Vancouver for the past
eight yearB, and prior to that wbb a globe*
' trotter, thus titling hint in many ways for
the work he has undertaken on behalf of
the carpenters. He assisted in the negotiation of the recent wage increase, and in
a i|uiet, unassuming manner is doing effective work for the organised labor movement generally.
ELECTRICAL WORKERS
STRIKEAT BRITANNIA
May Be the Start of a General Move
to Assert Right ef Workmen
to Organize.
"Teddy" Morrison, bJsineas agont
for the Eloctrical Workers' union,
walked into the new ground-floor offices
of The Federationist yesterday ufter-
noon and blandly sought "ye editor."
That in itself spoiled trouble for some
one, for Teddy can rarely be induced to
talk. As if one's vocabulary had not
alreudy been exhausted on the subject,
Teddy announced that "the Britannia
mines aro unfair *-o the Electrical
Workers; ton of our members are down
town and until tho management consent
to pay ijifi per -eight-hour working day,
there will be no union linemen or wire-
men on the job; nor will there be any
othor kind for that'matter. Tho Federationist might mention the fnct," smilingly suggested Teddy. "It mny help
to keep wanderers away till we get
tilings fixed up."
Fjrt her more, Business Agent Morrison was a visitor to the infamous nonunion slave pen one day last woek,
where he had a conference with the resident "soop." And he camo* buck intact.
Union men, working, "under cover,"
have been on the job since the big
strike of threo years| ago. Things are
looking better nnd soon the Britannia
management will not be the terror of
all the province nmong tho slaves.
Things have changed of late, as will bo
patent to nil concerned ar no distant
date. The right to openly and freoly
organize will be asserted. And this
malodorous "company" town, a relic
of the dark ages, will soon be an institution of bygone duys.
gers had been kept in dobt to tho companies all the time so that paydays did
not mean anything to them. ' It would
seem that a hint was afforded in this
which, if followed by the companies in
goneral, would afford n most complete
and effective safeguard for thc logger
against the wicked encroachments of
the devil of booze. Under such circumstances, he could get no liquor unless with the employers' permission,
nnd he could bc thus kept iu the chronically sober and reflective mood best
calculated to enable him to faithfully,
ftrofltobly and persistently perform the
ightsom task of rojiiding up suwlogs
for his benevolent and generous moral
nnd spiritual guardians and slf-sncriflc-
ing employers. Bo that as it may, however, the prodigal logger shall be saved
from his weaknesses nnd his sins, by
the uimelflflh efforts of those who kindly
furnish hihi with work. Once that noble
bunch of philanthropic and earnest uplift ers Bet their hands to the task of
saving the souls that kind providenc-o
has placed within their ken and their
keeping, salvation is assured them in
spite of the magnitude and virility of
their thrist and the accompanying penchant for enervating big wages nnd
dangerously frequent paydays.
LONGSHOREMEN WILL
BANQUET NIAGARA GREW
Mammoth Spread Scheduled and
Expert Gonnoiseura Selected
for the Occasion.
The 1100 members uf the Longshoremen's union are going to
stage a mammoth banquet. They
intend to do honor to the entire
crew of tho steamer Niagara,
ubout 250 of them, for Bervlces
rendered during the recent strike.
With the guests and local waterfront men who will be in attendance, tho seating capacity will be
something over 600. The Longshoremen newer do anything by
halves. Thia occasion will bo no
exception, Tho social committee
is Thus. Scott. Duncan Matheson
nnd Fred. ("Aorangi") KiBsane,
The big occasion will be some-six
weeks hence. As intimated by
one of the promoters, Gordon J.
Kelly, it is to bo a mammoth
banquet, one that will bc in strict
accord with the C. P. R.'s idea of
National Service.
/
A WORD TO WAGE-WORKERS, FARMERS AND
ALL WHO LONG FOR PEACE AND LIBERTY
Rulers Have Brutalized and Statesmen Bungled Long Enough—Labor Shall Now Map
Its Course and With Strong Hand Seize the Helm of Its Own Destiny—The Hour
for Human Liberty Strikes—The Handwriting Is Upon the Wall—"Men of
Thought and Men of Action, Clear the Way" —Labor "Omnia Vincit"
upon the bloody altar of elass rapacity
and rapine, and chortles gleefully at
every fresh iaroad that is made upon
the petty privileges theBe slaves have
previously enjoyed.
Their parsons put up prayers of ever-
increasing fervencytihat the delectable
slaughter may continue with intensified
fury until the last possible wnil of anguish may have ascended to high heaven from the tortured throat of the last
expiring Christian enemy of the Christian rulers and tyrants of their respective Christian lands.
Their bombastic oratorical nuisances
and platform peddlers of sophistry,
meaningless platitudes and crime-inciting suggestions are ceaselessly employed iu fanning thc flames of human passion nnd prejudice to that white heat
of frenzied ignorance nnd blind fury
thut crucified Christ and has burned
thousands of the martyrs of truth and
liberty at thc fetake, and whieh stoneB,
bruises, reviles and murders them even
unto this day and In Christian lands.
Out of all this welter of madness
and blood, there is no voice rnised in
protest against it, ,'that is not immediately drowned by the raucous roar of
invective, vilification and abuse that
issues spontaneously from the throats
of tho beneficiaries of the present slave
order and all of their lickspittles, eulogists aud valiant defenders.
The voice of rule and ruin is alone
nllowed to be lifted in the land unquestioned and unchallenged.
The cry for ■ more blood, more
gore, und more devastation is welcomed
with glnd acclaim, by^ every reactionary
nnd sinister interest in human society.
Tho voice of Jesus of Nazareth, raised ns He is said to have raised it in
Jerusalem 1900 years ago, would undoubtedly result in far speedier crucifixion than overtook that gentle soul in
the days of pagan Rome.
And yet every interest that thc
workers of tho world cnn possibly hnve
lies prostrate and murdered in this
world holacatist.
Every interest the wealth producers
of the'world can possibly have is inseparably bound up with the cause of
pence.
Labor can bave no interest in the
prosecution of any wnr waged over itB
own enBluvoment and plunder.
It can have no interest in wars of
conquest whether they are the territorial conquests of autocratic robbers, who
rob by brute strength and the club, or
conquests of mnrketB by equally absurd
and conscienceless democratic capitalist
robbers, who rob by brute cunning and
the law.
Tho interests of tho workers of nil
the world lie in the direction of world
peace, and the ending of all robbery of
tho producers of wealth.
If order is to be brought out of the
present chnos that centuries of clnss
rule and robbery has brought upon the
world, it can only be ,brought about by
the hand of labor intelligently directed
to the end in view.
The workers of all countries are in
tho same identical fix inasmuch as all
nlike nre, under the rule of their respective masters, compelled to build
their palaces, provide their food, furnish their clothing and everything else
they revel and riot in, nnd then go out
and fight, bleed nnd die at their word
of command.
And yet the workers outnumber the
rulers nnd robbers mnny to one, and
should they net at all in unison and for
n! common purpose, thero is'nothing
tbey desire that they could not quite
easily obtain.
Do they desire to be free; to cast
from their limbs the galling chains of
servitude that have bound them to the
chariot wheels of vulgar and brutal
masters for these many centuries; to
end onco and forever that merciless exploitation that holds thom in dire poverty as a claBB, and brings upon tlieir
heads the proud privilege of periodical-
THE CULMINATION of a hun-»
dred centuries of autocratic
and class rule, with its vulgar
magnificance and gross brutality
upon the one hand, and its equally vulgar poverty and meek and
mean servility upon the other, is
a-world'gone mad with lust of
blood, pelf and power. With one-
half the world busily and earnestly engaged in destroying, not only
itself, but' all that the other half
can. produce, the entire collapse of
our boasted civilization and the
plunging of the world into a repetition of the dark ages, is imminent. If the awful hurricane of
death and destruction is not quelled . ere another twelve-month
shall have passed, it is as sure aB
fate that millions of people will
perish by starvation and millions
more will suffer the pangs of a
terrible hunger that will not
down. And yet all the forces of
reaction and tyranny are combing
the earth for fresh fuel for the furnace
of war and for added fury to its devastating flames.
Rulers, without exception, demand
more blood and more destruction.
Their military agents demand more
gore and more glory.
Tlieir political tools seize ever more
food for murderous cannon and more
and more completely strip civilian victims of the remaining shreds of their
poor citizenship.
Their press clamors ever more loudly
for a still greater sacrifice of slaves
OFFICIAL CONVENTION
"CALL" HAS BEEN ISSUED
To All Central Bodies arid Local Unions
in the Province of British Columbia:
Greeting: ..On June 8th the executive
of the B. O. Federation of Labor submitted to a referendum vote of the
organized labor movement of the province the question of a "down tools or
general strike policy" in ths event of
conscription becoming effective. This
policy has been endorsed by the organizations—voting to the extent of
five to one—and, as it is evident that
the present government, if at all possible, intends to put the conscription
measure into effect, it becomes necessary to take further steps to carry out,
not only the policy 6f the last convention, but the opposition of organized
labor to conscription. To those who
have studied the situation, it is very
evident that it is the intention of the
.powers-that-he to establish Industrial as
well as military conscription. The
press, in some cases, openly advocates
this course. Further proof can be gathered from the reports of the speeches
of members of the house of commons
during the debate on the conscription
measure.
With the adoption of conscription
measures as outlined, the last vestige
of democracy is swept away; and the
people become the subjects of a military and industrial despotism on rimilar
lines to those so much decried in Germany, as being Prussianism, undemocratic, autocratic, etc.
The policy of the Federation has
been at all times to consult the. workers before now policies are adopted,
and to again show that we pin our
faith to democratic methods:
A call is hereby issued'to all organized labor to be represented at a special
convention, to h,e held in the Lahor
Temple, Vancouver, B...C, An Labor.
Day, Monday, September 3rd, 1917.
The convention will convene at 9:30
o'clock a.m.
Tho questions that will come before
the convention are as follows:
(1) Tbe putting into effect of tho
(Continued on Page Five)
•A CONVENTION of the B. C.
/\ Federation of Labor is called
to be held in this oity on
Labor Day. It is to be hoped that
every labor organization in the
province will be fully represented,
and its delegates come prepared
to intelligently discuss the present
world situation, and with equal
intelligence and courage act upon
it.
Too much time has been wasted
in the past in dealing with petty
ailments that arc but a logical
part of the present system of
separating the toiler from the
wealth that he produces, and so
sequestering it as to make it impossible for him to ever get even
a look-in afterwards without permission of whatever robber may
perchance have it in his possession. It is now time for some
more comprehensive policy and
line of action than that of quibbling and snarling over thet price
of labor power in the market, or the
length of the yardstick with which it
is measured.
The time has come for decided and
drastic action upon the part of the only
useful portion of human society—the
working clasB—to lift the ban, the curse
of being a commodity from its power to
produce wealth, by class action againBt
" "    capitalist    (master)    clnss    and
ly killing, maiming nnd brutalizing
eaeh other to the great glory of them-
solv-es and the fnr greater joy and gain
of their masters, there is nothing to
stand in the way other than their own
ignorance, nnd the consequent absence
of all unity of understanding, of aims,
and of action.
Because they draw their inspiration
■from tho sources provided by their
musters, the capitalist press, school,
rostrum and pulpit, they do not realize
their slavery, and are thus held amenable to such tasks as their masters may
choose to" allot them.
They flght, bleed and die, with the
same cheerful ignorance "of being used
for ,the ulterior purposes of masters,
that they work, sweat and wear themselves out in the industrial shumblcs of
tho self-same masters.
All that democracy, liberty and hu-
mnn progress implies demands that the
wealth producers of human society and
the progressive and clean thinking clement whether in tho ranks of actual
workors or not, in fact all who are vitally interested in the survival of democracy and who hope for the triumph, of
peace and liberty, and tho uplift of
human society to a more decent nnd
tolerable plane of civilization, Jdmll line
up in solid phalanx ngninBt the forces
of ignorance and reaction that are now
so seriously threatening the end of all
democratic aspirations and the complete
destruction of liberty and progress, and
rescue all that is good in .modern civilization from thc clutches of the mad
forces that arc now throttling it.
Evidences nre at hand showing a
general tendency among all schools of
advanced thought to get together for
the common aim and purpose of saving
democracy from its loud-mouthed pretended friends and professed champions*
Saw Mill Workers
(Embracing sawyers, fliers, setters, edgormen, trimmermen, sash
and door men, pinning mill men,
box fuctory men, engineers, firemen, office men, nnd all men
working in and about tho mill,
skilled and unskilled.)
Are You Interested in
the Eight-Hour  Day?
MASS MEETING
Will Be Held in Room 401, Labor
Temple,   Vancouver,   B. O.,   on
Sunday, August 19
at 2:30 p.m.
Five hundred mill men will be
present.   Will you?
Speakers: International President J. G, Brown, A. Raynor,
J. H. McVety, G. J. Kelly and
others.
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF
TIMBER WORKERB   (Afflliated
with the American Federation of
Lahor)
its present authority over the hienns of
production and its consequent control
over the products of ihdjstry brought
forth solely by the workers.
The Federationist will look forward
with much interest to the doings of
the forthcoming convention, with the
hope that it will formulate somo policy
and adopt some plan of action that will
enlist the support and affiliation of
every progressive thinker nnd earnest
soul,, either inside or outside, of the
working class, to the" end thnt irresistible assault muy be made upon the em-
battlements of impudent reaction nnd
insolent tyranny, nnd its walls breached for the forces of peace, progress and
liberty.
Let every organized body of workers
or thinkers who have the interests of
democracy and progress at heart, send
their representatives to the convention,
and we feel assured they will not only
be welcomed, but will be heard.
As all the forces of reaction are busily engaged in wiping out all pre-war
dividing lines that separated them into
apparently hostile units, let all foes of
reaction and friends and advocates of
progress and liberty, likewise wipe out
all lines that huve hitherto nullified
their efforts and made them all oasy
prey for the politicnl tricksters ami
mountebanks of class rule and brutality.
Let the workers take note of that
wisdom upon the pnrt of rulers which
prompts a mobilization of power whenever the moment comes for common action against tbeir common cneniy, the
elements that make for progress and
tho wrecking of ruling class hopes for
the future. Ah they are wise against
us, let us also be wise ngninst them. A
word to the wise should be sufficient.
SHINGLE WEAVERS' HELD
ENTHUSIASTIC MASS MEETING
Royal Oity Labor Temple Made Headquarters for Stringing Lumber
Industry Employees.
NEW WESTMINSTER, Aug. 10.—
Tbe International Shingle Weavers'
union, Local No. 7, the members of
which are out on strike, to establish nn
eight-hour working day in the shingle
mills, held a well-attended meeting at
Labor Temple here, on Supndny last,
which, by the way, a number of Orientnls attended.
R. P. Pettipiece, the old war-horse
of tbe Labor movement in Vancouver,
happened to blow into town, from his
potato patch, looking the picture of a
real backwoods', farmer. As be had
a few minutes to spare, he could not
resist nn invitation to address tbe
meeting..
After briefly covering the development of thq Labor movement in B. C.
for the past 15 years, ho pointed out
the fact that even when tbe shingle
weavers establish thc eight-hour working-day for themsolves, their flght, as
members of the organized labor movement, had only commenced, and prophesied tbat some members wbo were present, should they stick with the Lnbor
movement, would one dny be occupying
seats in the legislative bulls of this
country, as representatives of the working class, whom they are fighting for.
W. A. Aicxnnder, business ngent for
the Steam und Operating Engineers'
local, reported that the organized engineers were striving tbeir utmost to
help tbe Shingle Weavers' win out in
the flght, and would continue witb tlieir
support uhtil thc eight-hour working-
day was established for all hands in tbe
mills.
If determination is tbe chief factor
in winning a flght, then the eight-hour
day for these members of organized
lnbor is assured*
DAY TORONTO PROCURER
JAMBS EOBISON
Who last week resigned ab business Agent of
Local No. 617, United Brotherhood of Car-
Senters snd Joiners, to leave today for
allfornia in an endeavor to reran his
health. "Jimmy". Hobison has been, identified with the local Labor movement for
some years. Just a year ago he started
out to reorganize and build up the Car
penters' union, whicb at that, time wai
none too rosy a task. However, by perse-
verance .and sheer grit, he succeeded in
getting the non-unionists to see the necessity of organ iia tion, with the mult that
the locnl has grown from a paid-up membership of 12 to one of SOO. With all the
work of the city lined tip nn<LvMiloniicd,
the wages have been fncreassM-from 45
cents to 66 '4 cents per hour « January
last, along with Organiser Sexton, tbe
shipwrights were organised, aad the union
now haa a,membership of '-250, with a business agent of its own. In March last, ably
assisted b'y' "Sandy" Watchman, he reorganised Local 1848, Victoria, which nuw
has a membership of 75. - Eurly In April,
despite much opposition, he succeeded in
organizing in North Vancouver, now one of
the livest unions In tbe district. The Federationist joins with Hr. Roblson's many
friends in wishing tbat the change of climate and (he treatment ahead may result
in a complete physical restoration af his
old-time virility and an early return to
Mrs. Roblson and family at Mount Pleasant.' '
MACHINISTS   PLAYING   A
PART IN LOOAL MOVEMENT
Elect Delegates to B. 6. F. of L. Labor
Day Convention—Dealing Witb
Striko—A Business Agent
At a largely-attended meeting of Ma-
hcinists' local, 777, held Tuesday evening, P, Bengough and F. Edney were
elected to attend the B, C. Federation
of Labor-'torn vehtioV *w Laboi"©aj.
E. Clarlj wob elected vice-president
in place of S. Stewart, resigned, and
C. Fisher elected conductor in place
of R. Forsyth. ,     ,
A number of new candidates were
enrolled, and the secretary reported
tbat the membership was increasing
rapidly and now nenring the 200 mark.
Tbe strike situation at the Vancouver Engineering Works is unchanged,
but tho prospectB look good. It was
decided to give the few men who went
back to work until Friday morning to
(piit work, and again join the ranks of
the strikers, and nny wbo fail to do so
will bo expelled and flues placed
ngainst them, and locals .throughout
the jurisdiction will be furnished with
the names of all who ure strikebreaking, for future reference.
The. report, of the delegates from the
joint executive meeting, held recently,
was received, and tho recommendation
to appoint a business ngent endorsed,
and the committee instructed to co-op-
orate with the other locals to have the
office established soon as possible.
PRINCE RUPEET DRYDOCK
WORKERS NOT SATISFIED
A 100 Per Cent. Organization Will See
That Grievances Aro Satisfactorily Adjusted.
TRINCE RUPERT, B. C, Aug. 15.—
There is trouble brewing in thc government drydock at Prince Rupert, and
tho Machinists'Joeal nt tbat point bas
written Orguinzcr McCallum, giving
him full particulars, so that he can investigate the trouble ut Victoria, nad
endeavor to hnvo it adjusted.
The machinists in Prince Ruport nre
100 per cent, organized, nnd tbey are
determined to keep it so. This locnl,
although only a few .months old, is one
of the most active on the coast, so any
machinist coming to R.ipert, bad better
see that bis card is o. k. before he gets
there.
"Money is n curious claim on tbo
labor of pooplo who don't owe yoj anything.—Life.
There is a "closed season" for birds
and animals, when it's a punishable offence to shoot them. Tbere is no
"closed Benson" for wen.—Queensland
Worker.
B. O. TELEPHONE CO.
WANTS ARBITRATION
Business   Agent   Morrison   Receives Oficial Notification
From Ottawa,
The B. C. Telephone Co, bnB
decided that it wants to arbitrate. Some weeks ago tbe officers of Local 213, I. B. of E. W.,
notified the compnny that on and
aftor Sept. 1, thc date of expiration of the old working agree*
ment, that a wngo increase would
be in order. Yesterday afternoon
Business Agent Morrison received official notification from Ottawa that tbe compnny had applied for an arbitration board,
under the provisions of tbe federal Industrinl Disputes Act. Tho
union wus asked to name its representative on thc board and
get ready for sessions. Tho union
will decide what it will do ot a
meeting to bo held next Monday
evening.
Evident   Street   Railway
Company Is Preparing
to Fight Union
Skate  Agencies  Used  to
Prostitute Workers of
Canada, H Possible
FOB LOW-DOWN, mean and
deipicable tactics, in an effort
to defeat the modest demands
of organized workmen, the Toronto Street Railway corporation
may be added to the dishonor rolL
Furthermore, there must be something doing iu' street railway circles in. "Toronto; the Good." A
sleek gentleman, by name C. 8.
Taigh, is in Vancouver this week;
a guest at the Hotel Dunsmuir.
He has inserted "blind" classified
ads. in the local daily papers, and
is doing his utmost to hire strikebreakers, who are to ship over the
C. P. B. on .Monday next, ifl hia
plans materialize. The scabs are
to be paid $3 per day from date '
of engagement and given free
transportation. If the strike at
Toronto does not eome off, then
the victims are, like other condemned criminals, "to be returned to the pbiee fr6m whence they
came."
Suoh wob the raw, brnzen and brutally frank Btory elicited during the
week, from the ''procurer" himself, by
no less a prospective and potential
strike-breaker than Joe Hubble, preaident of Pioneer Division No. 101, Be
Hook his cue frorh the "blind classified," secured all the information ho
desired and communicated same, without delay, to the proper officials of the
Labor Temple at Toronto.
Just what.lies behind thie sort of
modern capitalist "skullduggery" ean
best be judged by tho street railway
employees themselves. At least they
ought to know, if paat experience
spells anything.
It is doubtful whether that "special" train will leeve Vaneonver on
Monday next. It doesn't look that way
from this distance.
Whew the Meaty Oost.
A statement showing the wages paid
the various ,B, C, 8.. A JiisWLsfctta,.-
company on the mainland follows, as
at June 30, 1910:
+300 per month und over    0    0 3,882
♦200 per month and undor £100    14        3,200
$150 per month and un*
der $200     20        .1,220
♦100 per month nnd under $150     40        4,580
Lees than *«100 month .. 308  .   17,613
382 $32,404
Pusses to thc number of 040 hnd been
issued bv tho company. Thc city officials held 151 of theso under their
ngreement, the others were distributed
among Htoam railways, government of*
ficinlfl, iKimiciptil officials nnd the newspapers.
SEC.-TREAS. H. J. CONWAY A
VISITOR HEBE THIS WEEK
International Executive Officer ef Retail   Clerks'   Union   Preparing
for Organlutlon Campaign.
Mr. H. J. Conwny, secretary-treasurer of the Retnil Clerks' International
Protective Association, who will bo remembered by mnny trado unionists in
Vancouver us tbe fraternal delegato
from the American Federation of La- '
bor tto the Vancouver convention of tho
Trndes and Lnbor Congress of Canada,
walked into The Federationist's new*
quarters, on Wednesday afternoon, deposed the manager and took possession.
He hnd been scheduled by the locul Retail Clerk's anion to spenk here on
Monday evening, but, in his usual peremptory manner, swept this progrnlnme
nsido by announcing thut he must bo,in
Scuttle for Friday evening. Ho met a
hurriedly-culled meeting of the clerks
lust night, und Oottway-od nnd cupti-
vnted liis hearers.
8eo,-Tfons. Conwny recently pnid nn
official visit to Winnipeg and it is not
Improbable that as the result ef his
activities there' a] general movement
will be mnde to start an organization
campaign throughout Western Cnnndn,
with Vancouver uud Winnipeg ns headquarters, with W. II. Hoop in chnrge.
Organizer Hoop is now doing effective
w-ork at the 'Peg. nnd will probnbly
rcnt'h Vancouver nfter his return from
tlie Ottawa convention of the Trades
and Labor Congress itf Cuundn, he hnving been elected n delegnte by Winnipeg's central lubor body. Organizer
Hoop, as a long-time officer uud Into
president of the national Federated As*
sociution of Letter Curriers, brings with
him into his new position an experienco
thnt will accrue to the ndvnntngo of
the Retnil Clerks.
Mr. A. P. Glen, locnl secretnry of No.
270, wns not in u position to discuss
details with The Federationist, but at
nny rnte nn effort will be mnde to stir
things up nmong thc clerks of Vnncou-
MAOHINISTS MAY SEND
DELEGATE TO CONOBESS
Lodge No. 182 Will Decide Question at
Meeting Next Thursday,
August 3.
A iiotice of motion hns been given in
the Muchiniets' union, No. 182, that a
delogate be sent to tho Ottawa convention of the Trudes nnd Labor Congress
of Cnnadu. As tho membership is
strongly opposed to conscription, it is
felt that while the distnnce is great,
nnd the expanse considerable that the
union Bhould bo represented at thlB
year's convention. Tho question trill
be decided ut tho noxt regular meeting,
August 23. PAGE TWO
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FRIDAY ., August 17, 1917
FOOLS ARE  SAID to ofton blurt
out truths that might better be
left unsaid.   Children arc apt to
uncover    faniily   secrets,    oftentimes
greatly  to the mortification  of  their
parents. Neither fools
LETTING nor children can al-
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OF THE BAG to exercise the same
discretion thnt might
reasonably be expected to mark thc
conduct of sane and well-balanced persons of mature years. Above all persons, statesmen should be so fully
equipped .with discretion as. to at all
times insure against-the uncovering of
any of thoae schemes that lurk behind
modern statesmanship and depend for
their success upon such secrecy and
darkness as will screen their nakedness
and duplicity from the public gaze. Unless statesmen are possessed of sound
and unwavering discretion they are
liable, in their weaker and more unguarded moments, to disclose the inward workings of modern diplomacy
and statesmanship and lay bare somo
of their more sinister motives and
baser purposes. The Hon. Mr. Pope
is a member of the Canadian senate.
In speaking on the Military Service
Bill (conscription act) on Auguat 3 he,
inadvertently no doubt, let a most interesting cat out of the diplomatic bag
of high-class modern statesmanship, in
the following words:
"In my humble opinion, now that
we /have begun to gathr an army—
and we have only begun to gather it
—we will continue to gather it from
the four corners of this Empire, and
we will have such an army and auch
n fleet tbat when the terms of peace
come to be signed we will be there.
Let us be there, to Bee that, when
thc terms of peace are signed, thc
little nations of Europe shall have
their rights and their integrity of
soil protected. We are just approaching the hour.' Let that hour be soon
or one year from today, we are only
approaching the time when tho army
of tho Empire, the great arbiter of
the world, Bhould be strong.   I am
delighted to know that our American friends have pined us for this
special purpose-   The nations of Eur-
op hnve to  be   reorganized.    Their
boundaries have to be reconstructed.
There are.old grudges and animosities existing between those nations
that make' each and overy ono of them
Belfish and not impartial judges of
their rights.   The Empire to which
we belong   and    thc nation to the
south of us, walit no   territory   in
Europe, nnd I  am  delighted to believe  that  at the propor  timo tho
armies ofthe United States and of
the Empire to which we belong will
be   sufficiently   strong   to   dictate
terms of peace, and the small nations
will receive their due."
*      *'      *
ThiB throws    no    littlo light upon
much that has been not altogether clear
in regnrd to the why and, wherefore of
:onscription, as well as tho roason that
3,000,000 or more troops are still held
in/Great Britain,    having   never yet
been across the channel.   That a very
large force is so held has been openly
stated, not only in both houses nt Ottawa, bat by numerous authorities outside and it has not beon satisfactorily
disputed.   But the reason for it has remained a matter of conjecture Btill until, thanks to Mr. Pope, somo invaluable light has been thrown upon the
matter.   One can readily recognize the
immense value to "the Empire" of
being in such a position, when the pie
is to be cut, as to be able to dictate
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the distribution'of the goodies in such
a manner as to beat suit "our" imperialistic ,taste, regardless of such
whims or caprices as might perchance
seize upou the unstable and erratic
councils of "our Allies," so dearly beloved and praiseworthily faithful up to
thnt point in the glorious struggle. And
the Hon Mr. Pope is entitled to our
hearty'thanks for making the matter
so plain to us.
* *        * .
"The army oMhc Empire, the great
arbiter of the world." Even the German kaiser and "Admiral of tho Atlantic" in his most disillusioned moments never had anything on thnt. No
political harlequin of middle Europe
referring to the army of Germany, as
thc great arbiter of tho world, in the
day of settlement which is to come,
could have suggested to "small nations," as well as Germany's allies,
anything moro sinister or fraught with
greater danger to their futuro liberties,
than the Hon. Mr. Pope has so artlessly and convincingly set forth aa the
dose being prepared for them in the
dark corners of British statesmanship
and diplomacy. And let it not bo for*
gotten that tho Hon. Mr. Pope hath
furnished the dope. He is also entitled to thanks for that.
* *       *
"The nations of Europe have to be
reorganized,'' says Pope. This of
course, means continental Europe, and
does not include Great Britain. The
"great arbiter," will attond to the
little matter. "The Empire to whioh
we belong," haa no "old grudgos and
animoBitiea." Being, as evory one
knows, entirely unselfish it cannot but
be an impartial judge of its own rights.
Therefore it is eminently qualified to
Bit in judgment upon others and to act
aa the "great orbiter of the world."
Who can gainsay that? Under such
circumstances "small nations" will be
sure of receiving their due, and the
big ones get what is coming to them,
that is, if the "great arbiter" ia
made strong enough, through conscription in Canada and other reactionary
tonics and plasters.' But whether it be
tho intention of the "great arbiter"
to deal fairly with its allies or to
double-cross them, ii certainly owes itself the ddty of muzzling the ass who
is so indiBcreet na to bray possible
secrets of-statesmanship and diplomacy
ao brazenly and openly aa to bring
truth and understanding to quarters
thnt ought to be kept in the dark for
thoir complete and proper undoing. If
any garrulous and indiscreet statesman
and diplomat so far forgets himself
ns to merit muzzling by his superiors,
he will have nobody but himself to
thank for thnt. But it does look as
though tho Hon. Mr. Pope let a real
cat out of tne bag.   It sure docs.
WHEN THE gentle Nazarene toiled painfully up Calvary 'neath
the burden of his Cros3 -1,900
years ago, driven to his crucifixion by
the military ruffians of Roman rulers,
he was jeered, hoot-
SOME ed and stoned by the
INSTBUCTIVE    scum   and   dregs   of
DISPLAYS Roman     civilization,
no doubt encouraged
d egged on by the priests, the.scribes
nnd the phariaeos of that gross and
rotten age. But thnt tortured and crucified one is still reverenced by all
clean-thinking people ns the noblest and
most-lovable human type ever recorded in the history of our race. The
scum, the dregs the brutal military and
ruling ruffians, and their priestly retainers, their lying scribes nnd vulgar
pharisees, that drove him to his death,
and gloried in the miseries and insults
they hexnpod upon him, have long since
boen cursed into the oblivion of
things repugnant, repulsive and obsceno
to all that is decent and commendable
in human nature. *-
# *       #
The intellectual level of present ruling class civilization seems to be at
about the same high-water mark of the
Roman type of nineteen conturies ago.
Anything along the Hne of criticism
of ruling claas ferocity and brutality
or any attempt to givo voice to the
moral, ethical and economic conceptions ao nobly and courageously set
forth by tho Nazarene and which are
generally accepted as tho most worthy
guides to human conduct ever promulgated, meets with the same fierce opposition frotai the brutal agoncies of
class rule, as wbb the caso in the days
of ancient Rome. The scum, the dregs,
thc high priosts, the scribes, the pharisees of today oro just as ready and
willing to jeer, to hoot, to rovilo and
to crucify, bb were their faithful prototypes of former times. From the
stewpot of modern capitalist civilization with its wnge slavery contents
thero riscB the same delectable intellectual aroma that arose from the slave
stewpot of Rome in the days when her
civilization rested upon the backs of
plobeians and chattel slaves.
* *       *
Thero are numerous movements in
human aociety today that havo for
their purpose some readjustment of human relations, somo reshaping of human affairs, some remodelling of social
nnd industrial institutions, that will
enable humanity to eliminate evils
from its pathway and move forward
to n better and, moro healthful civilization. It is not yot recordod that any
of theso movements hnvo over yot resorted to anything but open and cleanly methods in furtherance of their nims.
Socialists, Binglo tnxors, trnde unionists, whether I.W.W. or old line—farmers' alliances', and numerous others
nlong progressive linos,hnvo always de-
ponded upon reason and logic to promote their cause, These hnve always
decently and intelligently put forth
the reason for the fnith thnt is in
thom, without recourse to tho tactics
and methods of brutality, hoodlumism
and the- characteristic vulgarity of the
mob. Thoir appeal is to tho human intellect and not to its passions and its
prejudices. To those movements and'
their adherents and disciples the credit
must be given of having something better* to offer in justification for their
cause than jeers, and hoots, and bad
eggs, and silly accusations of "treason,
pro-Germanism, disloyalty, slackers,''
etc., hurled at their opponents. They
do not need to"resort to conduct of tho
sort engaged iu by the scum of Roman civilization when Christ was driven to his crucifixion. They do not need
to indulge in vilification, falsehood.and
abuse, nor sink to the level of hypocrisy, deceit and shameless appeals to
the baser passions of men, that is so
unmistakably tho privilege of the defenders and, apologists of the present
regime of murder and rapine. AU of
this is left to thc forces of reaction,
tyranny and oppression that now, as
always, have nothing hotter to depend
upon for. sustenance, comfort and defence. Rulers and their scum, dregs,
acribes, phariaeea, apologists and defenders alone havo the requisite intellectual equipment to properly appreciate the convincing virtue of such
wholesome argument.
* * *
Numerous- instances of meetings
broken up or seriously disturbed by
hoodlums, some in uniforms and eome
in the garb of ordinary servitude, have
been recorded in the United States and
elsewhere, recently. In Boston and
Oakland, considerable destruction of
literature, records and other property
of organizations of decent and well-behaved citizens, haa occurred at the
hands of these hoodlums. The sole offence of these decent citizens, and
which had arouaed the enmity of the
aforesaid hoodlums, was that of exercising their indisputable legal right of
objecting io the arbitrary and unwar-
rantd fastening of the chains of military servitude upon them, by and
through the usurped authority of governmental officials. Their legal right
to so object Ib not only substantiated
by every canon of written law, but
also by every acknowledged principle
of common decency. But the vulgar
mob rose to the occasion, aa did the
mob in Chirst's time. And liko the
Roman mob, it has not yot been officially rebuked for ita brave and gallant
conduct. According to press diBpatcheB
J. C. Watters, president of tho Canadian Trades and Labor Congress, was
driven from the platform at a meet
ing on August 13, which ho was to ad
dress, in the city of Halifax, by "returned soldiers and sailors" who "pelted him with eggs." This eminently
bravo and manly performance so effectively appealed to the intelligence
of tho daily press of this city, that
noither the soporific News-Ad, or the
"valued" Sun could completely sup
press that chortle of dolight tbat comes
spontaneously from the kept stomach
when it is properly tickled with its
favorite sauce. Tho News-Ad. chortled
by- chronicling the meritorious performance by box display upon tho front
page. The Sun rose to the occasion
by the chortling head-lino of "Effusion
of Sick Eggs for Wnttors." Watters
needs not and will not be disturbed by
the occurrence. He knows full well
that the cause for which he speaks
must, of necessity, be at all times prepared to meet the best arguments thnt
can bo brought to bear against it by
those who oppose it. Thc intellectual
equipment of nn adversary can always
be determined by the nature of the
weapons he is compelled to use. The
throwing of egga, either good or bad,
at those with whom one might disagree, quite clearly establishes tho
quality of one's patriotism, courage
and manhood, as well aa, not onl^ the
vigor of his mental equipment, but the
virtue of the cause he defends. .And
when such convincing argument is indulged in by a mob, no further comment is necessary. At any rate the
incidents in question, the chortling of
the preas and the tacit approval manifested by the powers that bo in refraining from rebuking or on any manner interfering with the delightful
practice, shows quite clearly the progress that has been made during the
past 1,900 years by tho scum' and dregs
of civilization, its scribes, its pharisees and its high priests. It shows a
very commendable improvement, indeed—that is from the ruling class
point of view. A Christ could even
now bo safely crucified.
of
is .
the _
sured
should
in the
liberty
What is all this blattoration about
free labor," a "free press" and
"freedom of speech?" Did such
things ever obtain- sinco civilisation
was born? The history of civilization
is nothing but tho history of ( human
Blavery. How can these things that
are so persistently and lugubriously
blatted about exist undor slavery? So
long as slaves piffle and bleat about
nothing of any more consequence than
'the petty little privileges that their
masters may from time to time bo gracious enough to allow them, and with
equal graco take away from thom
whenever they see fit, the shackles will
remain upon tbeir limbs and untold
miseries shall be Uieir portion. If
they would do a littlo less thinking
with their mouths and a little more
with their heads, they would stand a
better chance of obtaining relief from
those miseries.
"Don't sacrifice womanhood," says
Samuel Gompers. Certainly not, Samuol,
certninly not. We havo no intention
of doing so. Wo also object to nny
ono elso doing so, oither. There nre
certnin old women of both sexes that
we could mention, whoso snerifice
would leave life without humor nnd our
earthly dwelling place n desert nnd
placo of intense gloom. Besides this
we have a robust reverence for ancient
relics, especially of the jawbone age.
If rulers had>alf the talent for getting the world out of a nasty mess, that
they have for getting hor into it,
there might be Bome legitimate reason
for preaerving the breed. Ab it looks
now there ia none, unless it be that of
the dolicioua ignorance^ of the oommon
herd. That is the most notable characteristic of the breed that labors and
starves, fights and dies, at the command of rulers; And lucky for rulorB
that it. is so. Were it not thoir soft
snap would not exist. Long live ignorance! Without it thoro would neither
be rulers, wars nor glory. Life would
be drear, indeed., It is nnything but
that now.
The sonnte at Ottawa haB boen discussing the ndviaibility of importing
Chineso coolies into Canada tor tho
purpose of cultivating more land and
thus adding to the food crops of the
country, It is not the intontion of
that auguat body howovor, to countenance nnything in tho naturo pf discrimination in favor of such coolie labor.
It is to be skinned and trimmed right
down to quick, as expeditiously and
completely ns is the native-born nrtiele
patriotic proclivities. No. favoritism
'"> be tolerated. Canadian labor of
home-brewed brand may rest as-
o^ that, and tho, knowledge
-.» lend strength to its fighting nrm
the glorious battle for democrncy,
-i— and the "rights of small na
tions
Harry Gosling, speaking at the annual council of the Transport Workers'
Federation at Bristol recently, said the
"greatest difficulty of the federation
had had to face during the war was the
unwillingness of the shipping intorests
to make a fair deal with lahor, or even
with the state itself." We wonder
where the Gosling ever got it into his
head that it was any part of the business of shipping or any other exploiting and looting interests, to make "a
fair deal" with slaves or anybody
else if a crooked one would pay better. How could a "fair deal" be made
with slav,es anyhow f Without any desire to be either sarcastic or humorous
the unsophisticated Harry must be a
gosling, indeed. But oome to think of
it, what else could reasonably be expected from the labor type that never
yet was capable of entertaining an
idea or possessing a vision beyond that
of !/collective bargaining"f "Fair
deals" and deals that are unfair, must
of necessity comprise the entire labor
curriculum of such leaders and champions.
The World, of this city, has discovered on "who reperesents a greater proportion of the organised labor men of
Canada than either Mr. Wattorha or
Mr. Verville." Thia able labor representative of labor is Senator Robertson, but who or what he represents in
the labor world is known only to himself and tho ever truthful and well-
informed World. But oither Robertson
or somo one else is quoted as estimating "that 65 per cent, of the men in
the Canadian army were manual laborers before they put on khaki." According to this the remaining 35 per cent,
must have been -recruited from the useless portion of the population. This
would load us to suggest that the relative percentage be reversed from now
on by the recruits henceforth being
taken altogether from among the useless ones and thto remaining "manual
laborers" be held in safety from the
danger line and for the far moro sensible purpose of producing the neces-
snries of life, than that of killing,
maiming and destroying. At any rate
if useless ones fail for any reason to
return to their former haunts of use-
leasncss, humanity will suffer no irre-
parnblo loss. The useful will gain
thereby to the oxtont of tho energy
they would otherwise be called upon to
expend in furnishing them sustenance.
It does beat all how great is tho knowledge that may be gleaned from the
capitalist preaa if it is carefully rend
between thc lines.
Thc" Boston Journal, an excellent
sheet in many ways, refers to the recent riot in that city which was pulled
off by thugs and ruffians wenring the
military uniform, and whieh resulted in
wrecking the socialist headquarters and
destroying its contents, as "a deep disgrace to Boston and a sorry stain to the
American uniform." Aa Boston is truly
capitalist in every sense of the word,
and the uniform never.was anything
hut a badge of ruling class authority,
we are unable to discover whero Boston
has been disgraced or ,tho uniform
stained. It would rather appear that
Boston has been honored and the uniform exalted by the acts in question,
for let it be known that what the thugs
in question did was only in mininture
what the ruling class has always depended upon to maintain its authority
'over itB subjects, and Us right to rob
and revel in its plunder. The thugs
rose to their duty nidst nobly and without awaiting the unwinding of unnecessary "red tape" once the necessity for
immediate action disclosed itself. Instead of being censured, they should be
heartily commended for their admirable
initiative and presenco of mind. And
we would be pleased to bet dollars to
doughnuts that they are at least secretly so commended by every capitalist interest in Boston or elsewhere. The Journal is evidently cross-eyed. Its editorial optics don't focua. That is probably why it mistakes honor for "deep
disgrace",and exaltation for a "sorry
stain."
VANCOUVER ENGINEERING
WORKS' STRIKE STILL ON
Metal Trades Unions Making Things
Lively for Both Strikebreakers and Firm.
In spite of reports being circulated
by tho company to the contrary, thc
strike nt the Vancouver Engineering
Works is still on, and will bo until the
company ia prepared to recognize the
Metal Trados agreement. During the
week the few strike-breakers who belong to the various organizations effected, have been given final notice that
they will be expelled and fines imposed.
It is moBt unfortunate that any worker
ahould be so short-sighted as to go to
work in this establishment at this time
as they have very few opportunities cf
working anywhoro else on the coast,
and will be followed closely wherever
else they go. With all the finances required at their command, lotB of work
and a well-organized community, tho
unions are very confidont of tho outcome, as the real fight is only beginning.
The Fort Smith & Western, Mo. P. I.
M. & S., and tho C. B. & Q. hnvo agreed
to the eight-hour work-day, but will
work nine hours lot the time being,
time and a.half being paid for the
ninth hoar. Substantial Increases hi
wages have also been conceded.
•      The Piece Scale.
The piece scale is all right for some—
I no like urn.
It makes a mnn a hog become—
I no liko urn.
Tho more you set the more you fret,
The moro you fret the less yoii got,
Tho less you get tho moro you sweat—
I no like urn.
—0. Wilson, in Typo Journal.
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The very finest of Shoes ior the business man.
Prices, ¥1.60 to $12.00
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Slater's Coffee, Ib — 26c
Apex Jam, 4-tb, tins 45c
Tomatoes, large cans, 2 for.... 26c
Evaporated Milk . 10c
Jello, 3 for  26c
McDonald's Fork and Beans 10c
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Telephones, Sey. 1441, 465
BARTENDERS' LOCAL He. 1176.—Offlcei
Room WS Labor Templo. Meeta lilt
Sunday of each month. President, James
Campbell; financial secretary, J, Smith. 010
Holden Bide; Box 421; phone Ser. 2572*
recording socretary, Wm. Mottishaw, Globe
Hotel,  Main street.
JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTKHNATION-
., .•» Union ol America, Local No. 120—
?■?"•!■ i2*?*? »?d *"m*ft"Bday. In the month,
Room 205 Labor Temple. President. L. K
Herrltt; secrotary, S. H. Grant, 1071 Alberni
atreet. ■
BREWERY WORKErAl. U. Mo. US!, I, o.
_, .U*.B* W. ol 4—Meets Irat and third
Wednesday ol each month, Room 802, Labor
Tomple, 8 p.m.   Preaident, P. Graham; Sore.
fe•^.V""*""1 m* '• "8« '°™*
BROTHERHOOD    OT   BOILER   HAKEKR
aX&J"* ^ Mden and H.lw» .1
America. Vancourer Lodge No. l»*i-M..S
—FuS—fri I.™' &ealdent, A. Cam!.,
•S!t.2!0TJ'"1 *»•' bMtaMs agent, J. ft.'
Oamlchael, room 218, Ubor Tom?".;    ■
^s_mt__mt5f_i'S
w"a aI,.0}"^'   »*wt«rK2E£
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INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S Aft
____£?,*____?& TOES
VANCOUVER UNIONS
TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL—MEETS
first and third Thursdays. Executive
board; James H. McVety, president; Fred A.
Hoovor. Vice-president; Victor It. Midgley, '
general secretary, 210 Labor Temple; Fred
Knowles. treasurer; W. H. Cotterill, statist!-
clan; sergeant-at-arms, Oeorge Harrison; A
J. Crawford, Jaa. Campbell, P. Haigh, truatees.
ALLIED  PRINTINO  TRADES COUNCIL-^
Meeta   aecond   Monday   in   the   month.
President,  Geo.  Bartley;    socrotary,  R.  H.
Neelands. P. 0. Box 66
BRICKLAYERS  AND  MASONS,   NO.   1— ,
- M™■<>»* Md 4th Wedneadaya, » pV
Room 307.   President. Chaa. F. Smith; 5?
responding secretary. W. S. Dagnall, Boi Mt
financial secretary, W. J. Pine?
DEEP SEA FISHERMEN'S UMOMOFtH
Paeido—Meals at 487 Oon mu'S
Tuesday. 7 pa.    Bua.li KwhSbutSSJ
tary, John Murdock. Lahor T«nol.* fiklSSi
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I. L. A.  LOCAL 88-52 AUXILIARY-^TmT
rine Warehousemen and Freight Handiol.)
headiiuarters, 486 Howe eUeVumtPtSm
and third Wednesday, 8 p.m    SecTetai .?]
business agent, E. Winch M"«(«ry and
^S^S**^0'.1"-"''-*-1*** SECOND
end lourth Thursdaya at 8 n m     l£«i
fe   Wm.   Small;  Kcorin. ,P..Mtof"j'
?i?°f"i taJSnol,*J ■""•MT. J. H™ MWatr
211_Labor Temple.   Seymoir 7485  "cv*l»
MOVING   PICTURE    MACHINE    op*s»»-
J. R. Foster;  bualneaa aa.nL  fl.*; n.i v  1
^*\*W&*^'"mm%m
Rn!!mhonm6'"■, .MMS,d »»d 'ourth Mond'Vs.1
Room 204,  Labor Temple.    President" n»J
MeDougall   1928 Gr.ntP.t™etffin.nolil mil
retary, J. tyona, 1648 Venablo. atreet; „.
cording secretary, E. Westmoreland, 8247 £
Grey road.    Phone Bayvlew 2979L 1
BROTHERHOOD OF PiiNTJiRS-Local ittl
138—Moots second and fonrth Thnrsdayal
of each month, room 803, Labor TomJffl
President H Pi„k; vice.p«.|doJt,IN
Spring; financial aeerelarr, g" h. Wcaton-T
LXrd'nTem8pr"r'*   *   _~>   ™»"«4
STREET AND ELECTRicT5AaWAJ*~Eff.l
« .P,?rt"' Jlmf" Division, No 101—I
Moots Labor Tomplo, second and fourth Wed* I
nesdays at 8 p,m. President t n»vit 1
vice-president la. Cle,rfe.^rdta",bb.« I
tary, A. V. Lofting, 2561 Trlnlt-r .,»., I
Phone Highland H8R; flninclal a.ewtaiV I5'j|
business agent, Fred A. Hoorer" 240B OlSkl
drive, office corner Prior and Mils streetsi     I
J°SFrM?N   , TAILORS—DNION     01*1
America,   Local  No.   178—Meetln..  i.-mI
flrst Monday in each monthTe p.S     Preai*f
&nt ^;rux~* If
SHIPYARD LABORERS' UNION, No. 16651
m ^J'06.'8 """"V1 lmi '■""■I* Friday? hi each I
month, 8 p.m., Labor Templo. President (3-1
Soains; recording secretary, W. Hard? \iil
S,.?yMkTh'i,pr'h V*iro»-' «'i»"''l
TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION, NO. 226-M.eu I
p„>, trntty of each month a" ! "i"
R G ifciJLl,' Am»'""*l.* vlce-prealdent
Ne.?.„dfp"'"ol.,:BoTer'"re""W'  B-  »:'
PROVINCIAL UNIONS
B. 0. FEDERATION OI* LABOR— MeeU 1.1
annual convontion In Jaiuin*    ^!„.iill
ptt;li:is£SHl
N.w Westminster:* W.  Yatei78)11 LnnXll
28. Trail. Crowa Neat Valley; W B Phti I
"Pi, 178 llcPheraon avinM. 8.M.5XI
ST""    * a V'^ 8« "»«. Vl?to&;|
"™»" TRADES AND LABOR OOON-1
Labor Hall. 1424 Oovernm.nl atreet. at 81
p.m. Pr.aid.nt. E. Christopher, Boi M7-J
vlce-prMld.nl, (Shriatlan SlrSrl.,' 1278 n__
V?etori?B. J!™*  "•     8ta"™tt' B™ ""•■
WW WRBTMUiaHl, B. 0, ' ,
BARTENDERS' INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE I
ol America, local 784. New Weatmlnat.*!
■•.U aacond Sunday ol each monlhrt "Tdl
ta.   SecreUry, f. w. Jameson. Boi 488.    1
MB ______ B. 0.
rawoa bdpebt tbadeb and labor
Connell—M.itt aecond and lourth Tnea-1
SS?.l' i'^n"^ J" 0"P«l•r■• hall. tH 1
Meet, B. D. Maedonald; auntary, J, J, '
Anderson, Bm 878, Prlne. Hnwrt. BO
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LIIOAL UNION, NO. 878, U. SI. W. OF A.—
Meeta sound and lourth Bandar ol each
month, at 8.80 p.ra., Richards HaB.   P™l! '
dent, Walter He.d;'vlce.rJe.lde"   A. W™.
ley; rocordlng aeeretary, /as. Bateman; finan- I
h"r7.S5^w' Mac,"nald! ,re»"""' J-i
SYNOPSIS  OF  OOAL MININO  BBOUU.|
£OAL mining right, ol the Dominion. Ini
^Manitoba, Satkatehewan and Alberta, thai
Yukon Territory, tha North-Wesl Territorial
and in a portion ol tht Provlnc. ol British!
Columbia, may be leased lor., a term oil
twenty-one yeara renewal for a further term I
of 31 years at an annual rental of $1 au acre I
Not mor. than 2,600 acrea will bo leued tol
one applicant. P
Application for a lease mnst ba made brt
the applicant In person to the Agent or 8nb*L
Agent ot the district In which tho rights anl
piled for are situated. " I
In surveyed territory the land must be deal
scribed hy sections, or legal subdivisions oi
sections, and in unsnrvcyod territory thai
tract applied for ahall be staked out by thai
applicant himself. f
Each application mnst be accompanied bn
a fee of 85 which will be refunded If th-J
rights applied for are not available, but nol
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on thai
merchantable output of tbe mine at the rati
of fivo eents per ton. 7
The person operating the mine shall furl
nish th. Agent with sworn returna accounting
for tho full quantity of merchantable coal
mined and pay tbe royalty thereon. If thl
coal mining rlghta are not being operatedl
auch returns should bo furnished at leasl
once a yea*. - J
The lease will Include the ooal mlnlnl
rights only, rescinded by Chap, 27 of 4]
Georgo V. assented to 12th June, 1914,
For lull Information application should
mado to the Secretary of the Department oL
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Buhl
Agont of Dominion Landa.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Mlnltter of the Interior. ,
N.B.—Unauthorised publication of this aa
vertlsoment will Dot be paid Ior,—f.575. ■■■
OFFICIAL   PAPEB   VANOOUVER
TRADES  AND  LABOB   OOUNOIL
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
OFFICIAL  PAPIB  BBRIIH |0OL.
UMBIA  FEDEBATION  OF  LABOB
EIGHTH YEAR.   No. 33
SIX PAGES
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Come to my ofllce wben you* or any member of .your family need
I denial attention. My work is of the class that gives perfect sat-
isfaction. There is to it tbat finish, thoroughness and permanency
'which can be gained only by skilful workmanship and the use of
tho best materials.
—and my prices ere reasonable. ,Let me examine your teeth, and
I will give you an estimate.
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SUNDAY SPECIAL—ALL POINTS $1.00 RETURN TRIP
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SING UNION IN
ST. JOHN
Montreal Labor Pays Glowing Tribute to Political
Mountebanks
Probability That Labor Men
Will Be Run in Next
Campaign
ST. JOHN, N. B., Aug. 13.—(Special
to The Federatlonist.)—A largely-attended meeting of the chauffeum of
this city wus held lust week for the
purpose of organization und eleetion of
officers. It was decided to name the
new society the St. John Chauffeurs'
Association. J. L. Sugrue was present
and spoke on the international association and he offered his help for the
furtherance of the new association. At
the close he was tendered a vote of
thanks. Officers we*e elected as follows: C Jones, president; Charles Perry, vice-president; Vincent McGraw,
treasurer; W. Sharkey, secretary. A
committee of management was elected
as follows: W. J. Lobb, N. B. Dean,
B. If. Johnson, N. J Earle, H. A. Gar-
nett, /
Burned ln Effigy.
Hon. P. E. Blondin, Hon. Albert So-
vigny and Deputy Speaker J. H. Bain-
viUe, M.P. for Chambly-Vercheres, were
burned in effigy on the Champ de Mars
Wednesday night by the Federation of
Labor Clubs of Montreal, in the presence of 300 or 400 people. President
Qideon Murtel said: "Let it be said
from one end of the Dominion to the
other that the workmen of Montreal,
the most numerous class not belonging
to either of the parties, in the big
centre of the biggest city of Canada,
burned the effigies of these three men,
so that it may be known that these
are the men who betrayed not only
their own people, but all the people of
Canada, and thut. Blondin, Sevigny and
Bainville ure guilty to the English
people us well as to the French Canadians."
May Run Labor Candidate,
A mass-meeting of the workingmen
of the city wus held thiB evening in
Oddfellow's building, to discuss the
question of placing Labor candidates in
the field in the coming election. It
wus decided to hold another mass-meeting Friday eveniftg to further discuss
the question.
Plumbers' Strike Echoes.
ST. JOHN, N. B., Aug. 11.—(Special
to The Federationist.)—After a session
of about live hours, the grand jury in
the case of the King vs. Everett Cnr-
luud nnd John O 'Brien, two of the
striking plumbers, returned a true bill
of murder. Mensunred by tho time tho
grand jury were out, it is the opinion
of legal men that every piece of evidence hnd been gone into before they
thought it advisable to return a true
bill.
It will be recalled that these two
men were striking pulmbers, and wero
arrested for the alleged murder of Bobt.
Harris, a non-union mnn. Although the
evidence submitted at the preliminary
hearing wus purely of a circumstantial
nature, yet the "gods thot be" committed the boys to trial. The organizations of labor in this city hnve engaged
two of the most eminent criminal lawyers, E. J. Henneberry and Daniel Mul-
lin, to look nfter the interests of the
prisoners.
Strikers Were Out on Ball.
The jury have for the second time
disagreed in the case of Joseph O'Brien
and John Hughes, charged with setting
fire to a property owned by a master
plumber on the Loch Lomond road. It
was announced that their third trial
would not take place until the next circuit which sits in September. Bail has
been fixed to the amount of $3000 in
the case of each prisoner.
St. John Labor Day Programme.
A joint committeo meeting of war
veterans and trnde and labor council
representatives wus held hero in connection with the fair to be held during
Labor Day week. A speciul feature
will bo a display of war souvenirs. It
was decided to hold a parade from
Douglas avenue to the fair grounds on
Lubor Duy afternoon. The veterans
nre to provide talent for entertainment
three nights of thc week, und local till-
ent will provide the programme during
the other three nights.
"Jack" Bruce In Ottawa.
J. \V. Bruce, orgnnizer of the Plumb-
Announcement
THE
Orpheum
CAFE
has enlarged its dining room
capacity to 135. We qre
now operating the Castle
Hotel dining room in conjunction with the Orpheum
Cafe, known as Vancouver's
specialty cafe. Union cooks
of the first-class; day and
night,
UNION HOUSE
762 OranviUe Street
JAMES COWLING
Biisinen» agi'iic tor the United Association ttt
-li.iini.'ym.'ii Piumbers and Steamll tiers,
Lin-ill 170, with offices in Roum 206%,
Labor Temple, who has been doing i-xei-wl-
incly effective organization work during
the pant few months. No less than tlfi
new membera have been Initiated Bince
May 25, noma of them being men who
have resided in Vancouver for the past ten
years. Mr. Cowling ia a delegate to the
Metal Tradea, the Trades and Labor and
the Building Tradea councils, and la always ready to lend a hand where wage-
workera are organising for their own good.
The plumbers are afflliated with all the
allied and parent bodies extant, and the
membership sr> ever ready to co-operate
with other trade unionists for any purpose
at any time. Business Agent Cowling Ib
making good.
ers' union, who has been here for the
past three months, left Tuesday evening for Ottawa, to negotiate for a settlement with the Master Plumbers' association of Ottawa; from there he will
proceed to Toledo to attend u meeting
of the United Association of Plumbers
and Steamfltters. Mr. Bruce expects
to be away about two weeks.
Sydney, O. B., Mechanics Organizing.
SYDNEY MINES, C.B., Aug. 13.—
(Special to The Federationist.)—Last
week a stroag combination of all men
engaged in mechanical and shop work
in Sydnoy mines were organized in one
local of the A.M.W. Heretofore there
was only one lodge, known as Roberts.
The new branch has for an eiecutive
board the following officers: President,
John Lamond, vice-president, Joseph
Butts; secretary, John Birmingham,
financial secretary, Colin McNeil, treasurer, Gyrus McLeod; chaplain, John
Whalen; sentinel, John McLeod.
"Bill 92, an act respecting a certain
convention between His Majesty and
the United States of America for the
protection of migratory birds in Canada and the United States," has passed third rending in the senate at Ottawa. The "migratory birds" referred to, however, are not the "slackers"
from either country »vho may have migrated for safety's sake into the adjoining realm. That sort of bird is
not supposed to deserve atfy protection. The season for getting hint is
always open. He should live onl worms
us other birds do if he would have a
paternal government throw its protecting mantle about him.
Considering how overwhelming the
demand for conscription is in Canada,
according to the eminently truthful
und ahvuys reliable public press, it
does indeed seem strange that the parliament at Ottawa found it necessnry
to spend so much time in making the
penalty clauses of the conscription uct
sufficiently drastic to meet the requirements of the case when it is put into
force. If we are to believe naif the
silly noise we hear about it, we arc justified in supposing thut nearly all Canadians are only awaiting compulsion to
joyously avail themselves of the plena-
ing experience of cavorting happily
unto fhe gory fields of Europe, there
to gain both glory nnd renown in wielding the bloody sickle in Denth's red
harvest of pestilential Huns upon autocratic wickedness bent.
It is alleged that one of tlio leading
German papers assorts that "the military strength of the Central Powers
has increased since the beginning of
the wnr while that of France has visibly diminished." And just why any
of our eminently reliable and truthful
daily rugs should make light of such
assertions is not clour. Such an assertion is no more ridiculous nnd preposterous than nbout nine-tenths of the
yarns und tales that appear in their
own columns each day. When it comes
down to giving Bnron ManchuuBotl u
run for his fame, the precious ilnily
journals of this fuvored Innd carry no
handicap* No German press will even
get a look-in. Iti fact, we shall continue to maintain that the English-
speaking people of the world nro eminently superior to the rest in any line
of effort that can be mentioned, ami
most pronouncedly so in molding public opinion by the Munchuusen process.
Additional honor tins been brought
to the military uniform of tho United
States, by the uction of some score of
gallant Nutionul Guardsmen who raided the Oakland headquarters of the I.
W. \V, on August 10, and carried out
thc organizations Utcrnture and
records and made u bou-flre of them
in the street. It is by such heroic
deeds that the "world is to be mude
safe for democracy,'' and the accursed
Prussiau doctrine that "'might makes
right," with all of its attendant brutality, intrigue, indecency, vindictive-
ness, lawlessness, intolerance, oppression, vulgarity and low-down cussed-
ness, shall not prevail in tbe land of
the "free and the homo of the brave."
All hail to the brave men in uniform
who thus nobly uphold American traditions of democracy nnd liberty all
the way from historic Boston, where
the glorious liberty bird was born, to
the balmy Oakland shores where sedition and disloyalty are promptly
scorched and withered in the fires of
patriotic spontnncus combustion, And
doubly damned be he who dares to assert that the aforesaid glorious liberty
bird is nothing but n capitalist turkey-
buzzard. .
The Need for Intelligent Action Urged Upon the
Memership
Responsibility That Cannot
Be Put on Shoulders
of Others
The red flag seems to be highly popular in the eyes of the capitalistic
sheets—if flown in Russia. Socialism
in the eyes of the same sheets is a fine
institution—in Germany.—Queensland
Worker.
[By Albert S, Wells]
(Secretary-treasurer B, C, F. of L.)
VICTORIA, B. 0„ Aug. 16.-
The time between the dates of
the issuing ol! the "call" for
the special convention of the B. C.
Federation of Labor, is short. But
that is no reason why any B. C.
local should uot be represented at
the eonvention. The need for
every worker to take an active interest in the conscription proposals must be apparent to any one
who, for a moment, has considered
what it may mean, not only to
himself, but to his children, and
to the children of the nation who
at present, in babyhood, may have
fastened upon them a military
system such as has been fastened
upon the European countries upon
some such pretext as that now advanced by the forces doing all in
their power to place in effect iu
this country the spirit and essence
of that militarism which they profess to denounce in other countries.
What Local Unions Should Do.
Local officers should tako time by the
forelock and call special meetings nad
elect dolegateH, even if the "call" is
not in their hands.
No delegnte will be refused u seat
and voice in the convention if he is in
possession of credentials from a bona
fide organization.
Having seen the effect of conscription in other countries, and ulso the effect it has had upon the workers of thc
old land in their trade union operations, where every vestige of liberty
haa been taken away from them, where
tbey ennnot leave thoir employment except under the fear of a penalty of a
fine or imprisonment, nnd being at the
same time subject to sufferings from
the Increased cost of living, do you desire to be- placed in the sume category!
Are you prepared to see that your
views are expressed at this convention!
Th*) executive ennnot do anything
that will be effective unless with your
sanction, nnd with your co-operation.
We are giving you ut this time the
opportunity to say your sny, to out-
lino yo.ir views.
Are you prepared to let things slide,
through apathy, or are you prepared to
givo the executive such instructions as
you may think is iu your besl interests?
Lubor Day has, fittingly, been chosen
for the opening of Ihe convention.
If thc name has any significance to
you, then lot this day in this year of
strife, and misery for the working class
be the duy on which you will show to
the world that so far ns the organized
labor movement in this province is concerned, you are prepared to take such
steps as you think best to preserve the
interests of the cluss to which you, belong.
Upon the riiok nnd file, upon thc local
officers, rests the responsibility.
In tlie name of the men who toil, let
your local be represented at this convention.
No matter what yoar views ure, let
them be heard.
Locals, where possible, should give
some instructions to their delegates, aad
let them come prepared to sny, that
"the men I represent ure of tho opinion
thnt such und such it course should be
adopted."
Do not let the moment slide.
Do not lot the opportunity puss whoro
you can voice your views, ns to whut
you consider should be done iu this
hour of crisis to the workers of this
country.
Conventions ure being held nil over
the country, "win the wur conventions," etc,
This is. however, fhe first convontion
culled by tho orguuined labor movement.
You have much to lose, nnd more to
gain.
Upon yo,i rests th** "esponsibility.
You should accept the respniisibUity,
and to do that you should be represented nf the convention, Labor Uny, 14* 17.
Preparedness in the Home.
Every residence, cot tugo or
mansion is dependent on the telephone. It guards when emergencies arise, nnd ever serves in a
thousand  ways, gn-ul  and small.
The telephone reaches everywhere—to the doctor, to the
police, to friends. The telephone
is nlwnys available, its service
is direct and prompt.
BEITISH   COLUMBIA  TELEPHONE
COMPANY.  LIMITED
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THE CAHHARTT MAN is showing some of the firm's display for the Vancouver Exhibition. There ian't anything
much nicer than Ihe painting called, "The Very Nicest
Thing in Overalls," and the firm is going to send a copy of
this painting to everybody filling up one of the forms at thc
Exhibition.
The -whole exhibit is built by Union Labor, right down to
thc last detail. It will bc well worth while for every union
man to visit it. i
There will be free overalls, and you will see the biggest man
you ever saw dressed in the very biggest thing in overalls.
Thc plan iB very simple. You just give your name and address and your dealer's name, with your size and favorite
kind oi* overall. ,
If you know thc famous Carhartt trade-mark real well
you'll stand a good chance of getting a pair of the fine
Carhartt Union Made Overalls free—and you'll sure want a
copy of the painting called, "The Very Nicest Thing in
Overalls."
Thc whole exhibit is a credit to the Union Labor that worked
on it and every union worker should make sure to see it and
give his name and address to show he is a good union man and
a supporter of Union Goods and llade-in-Varicouvcr Ooods,
too.
The man in charge will keep nny parcels for you and look
after you right.
SI via?
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And style—and price—
And perfect fit.
These wc guarantee you will be satisfied with—
All you expect; all you hope for—that we
promise you in a Semi-ready Suit or Overcoat.
$18.00 to $40.00
THOMAS & McBAIN
665 ORANVILLE STREET
Sole Agents for Vancouver
FALL CAPS
Our new FALL CAPS are now being shown. We have onc
of the largest assortments on the coast. Caps are very essential things tliese days, and you will find a good selection of
patterns and shapes to choose from, if you come in and see us
first. A full line of Jockey Caps for boys, also thc new green
raps that are now in vogue.   Come in and try one on.
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61 Hastings Street East
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The Car Service
to the Exhibition
We want you particularly to note the car
service to thc exhibition next week.
The problem of handling large crowds of
people quickly is always a serious one for
a transportation company and only by organizing weeks before-hand can it be done
with a minimum of inconvenience to the
public.
On Wednesday and Saturday afternoons
next week, there will be a two-minute service to the exhibition on Hastings street
and almost as frequent service on Powell
street. Coming from the grounds, there
will be from 20 to 30 extra cars in a continuous stream.
Our endeavors to accommodate the public
on such occasions is a matter of policy. We
are a company in thc transportation business and have assumed the responsibility
of carrying the public within all reasonable
limits.
In order that the service may continue to
be of the utmost advantage to you, we ask
for your intelligent co-operation and sympathetic support, both in the actual operation of thc system and in obtaining for the
company fair and just treatment.
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THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
FRIDAY. August 17, 1917
Westminster Iron Works
JOHN EEID, Proprietor
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND ENGINEERS
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Manufacturers of
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Thoy aru the flnt'Kt bit of workman-
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tiiuriitlri In variety of colnrs.
Prices from $42.60 to- $65.00, on
easy payments if desired.
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610 How* St.      412 Hutlngi St   W.
Mndo by the Highest Skilled Union Labor, nnd under the moHt (military condition by* McLeod, Nolim & <!o., Milkers of "Rldnru," London,
Ont., using onlv the Highest Grades of Tobacco grown. Positively hnnd-
blade,   Por Sule Everywhere.
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CHESTERFIELD—2 for 25c   Actual Sizes  CLUB BOUSE—3 for 2,0c
On Labor Day
VISIT THE BEAUTY SPOTS
On the Scenic Route of the
North Shore Line
Pacific Great Eastern Railway
The following picturesque places are ideal for a day's outing—
CYPRESS PARK Round Trip 35c
CAULPIELDS      "       "   35c
EAGLE HARBOR      "       "   40c
WHYTECLIFFfor
HORSESHOE BAY  ......    "       "   50c
Hourly service thirty minutes past the hour from North Vancouver terminal (adjoining Ferry Wharf). Take Ferry Boat
leaving on thc even hour.
For further information phone.
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Pacific Great Eastern Railway
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DELIVERED BT UNION LABOR?
If lt la not call np the
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or drop a card to our offlce, 905 Twenty-fourth Avenue Eait.
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WE OUABANTEE TO GIVE TOU SATISFACTION—OIVE US A OAM.
A CI CAMP
Excursion Arranged for the
Saturday Preceding
Labor Day
Miners Want Their Beer and
the Patriotic Fund
Wants Its Cash
[By Walter Head]
SOUTH WELLINGTON, V. I.. Aug.
14.—The regular meeting of Locnl -S72,
l'. M. W. of A., on Sundny Inst, wub
very poorly attended, being no doubt
due to rather it little more of the root
tit' evil being in circulation. The dny
preceding our meeting was payday, nnd
a rather Inrger one than usual, owing to
the increases coming into oftoct. So
mnny of our members bought automobiles (?) oht of their increased pay
tlmt t,hie meeting suffered in consequence.-. However, a very interesting
meeting was held, in spite of the eir-
cumstanpea already mentioned, und the
fact nf u bush fire raging in the vicinity of thie camp, whicli nlso tended to
keep many of the members away.
The question of the status of the
check weighmiin under tlie Compensation uct was dealt with, and steps are
to be tuken to fflrisure his being under
the protecting wing of the compensation beard.
We have been advised by the Workmen's compensation board, that as the
local union employs the check weighman, it is up to thie local to pay the
assessment under the act, so we have
decided to puy the assessment.
Excursion to Victoria Sept. 1.
Quite a lengthy report was received
from the .excursion committee. The
members reported being favorably received by the railroad company, which
undertook to give us the same rates
and conditions this year as were given
last. Thie eoal compnny did not seem to
want to take the responsibility of
launching the excursion this year, ns
they did last year. The officials were
quite willing to let the men run it, so
the excursion will be run under the auspices of the local union, und strange to
say, so far, the C. P. R. is quite agreeable. -   •
The railway agent asked the committee to take steps to obtain the co-operation of the Western Fuel Co., but we
are afraid that therp may not be sufficient democracy established yet to hope
for such co-operation although I am led
to believe that since the czar of Nanaimo severed his connection with that
company, great changes have taken
place. However, we hope that the new
management will be sufficiently broad-
minded to at least see that no obstacles are put in the way of any of the
Nanaimo men who wish to take in the
excursion.
The next, question to be decided wns,
where to go? It was generally decided
to favor Victoria, the Evergreen City,
with our presence on the Saturday preceding Labor Day, Sept. 1. So we
hope to have the co-operation of the
Victoria boys for fear we mny become
absorbed by the greeness of that beautiful city.
Miners Want Beer.
We had a visitor in the person of
Bro. Frank Graham of the Brewery
Workers' union, who was in the district
for the purpose of obtaining signatures
to a petition, to be presented to the
government, asking them not to pass
the prohibition bill as it now stniids.
He addressed the meeting briefly, and
nsked the locul to send a delegate on a
deputation they were sending down to
tine seats of the mighty one day this
week. After a little discussion, in
which some members pointed out that
the measure would simply tend to prevent the worker from getting his beer
and leave the gate open for the big
fellow to wallow in his whiskey, etc.,
it was finally decided to send a delegate to help the Brewery Workers'
fight for their jobs, and Bro. Albert
Wesley, our vice-president, was elected
to undertake that commission.
A Sad Death.
This community Buffered the loss on
Sunday Inst, of the widow of one of
our late brothers, who died from miners thisis just over a year ago, and the
loiiul union, ont of respect for our late
Brother Berto, decided to undertake the
duty of seeing that his widow was do-
cBtitly luid away. She leaves three littlo children' behind to mourn her, and it
is only just recently that two of the
late Mrs. Berto's brothers wore killed
iu tlie greet mine disaster in Butte,
Montana.
We have an instance hero of three
victims of capitalist, In the short space
of one year, nnd the innocent sufferers,
in the person of three little children,
left to sweet charity.
Our local union has pledged itself to
look after the interests of these tittle
orphans, but we haven't the power to
do much except try and see tbat they
get Btarted on their future travels.
Tho state should take these little
children, and give them the best there
is, but will they do it!
Strenuous Times.
The past week has been a strenuous
one. There has been a lot df dissatisfaction among many of the surface employees, ahd some of the wrongs have
been righted. The company is trying
to make the best of a bad job. The
mine isn't turning out very well at present. Profits have gone beyond the
vanishing point, and a fellow almost
feels ashamed of himself for taking the
money.
Another Mine Is Open,
There is great activity in mining
around the district. Another tnineia
expected to open in South Wellington
ere long, a mine that was shut down
by Dunsmuir years ago, and has remained bo over since, although the Pacific
Coast mine at South Wellington runs
alongside of it and could have extracted the coat, it was allowed to stand.
There is something rotteu somewhere.
Another thing was brought to my notice recently. My informant stated
that the company which bought the
Dunsmuir interest's out, viz., tbe world-
renowned Mackenzie & Maun, masquerading under the name of the Canadian
Cutleries, has quite «i large parcel of
land in the name of the railroad company from whom it bought it, nnd by
so doing it iB getting out of paying
tuxes, the laud being classified as exempted railroad property, and Mr. Coal
Baron takes it as he wants it.
Here is one first-class opportunity for
the Brewster aggregation to get after
the real stuff, instead of stealing out of
tho workingman'a pay envelope.
"Volunteer" Contributions?
Another little squabble we have had
this week waa over the Patriotic Fund
contribution being deducted, against
the wishes of the men.
. The colliery company accountant is
reported to have said that 25 men, in a
union meeting, was not going to run
the whole camp, but, according to the
magnitude of the howl sent up, the
men seemed to want to abide by the
decision of said meoting; when they
found the deduction on their statement.
We have heard it said: "Consistency
thou art a jewel." The aforementioned
gentleman was at a series of meetings
of the medical accident fund, when
(1st) a motor ambulance was bought,
(2nd) a first aid station and garage was
voted on, and last, but not least, the
genernl meeting of the medical accident
fund was held on the same day aa the
Patriotic Fund was stopped, and we left
our meeting to attend this one, and
found six men doing the yearly business of our medical relief association.
At not one of those meetings was there
more than 25 men, and yet nobody ia
kicking at wbat tTanspired, so ia future
we hope that consistency will be a little less than a jewel.
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THE BIG VANCOUVER
FAIROPENS MONDAY
List of Entries  Ensures  Some Oood
Lively Horse Races for
the Week.
Tht- Vancouver Exhibition association Ih
certainly to bu congratulated by the full
entry lints it has secured for Its stake liar-
ni'ss races. An Vancouver Is accorded the
initial meeting of the North Pacific Fair Association circuit, the entries in the various
events meet hero for tho flrat time, and It Ib
safe to say that the owner of each and every
horse entered confidently anticipate that he
pottHessos the winner. ThiB alone insures
large Drills facing the starter, and there are
sure to be suine exceedingly keenly contested
events during the Ave days' racing.
The 2:15 pace, for a $1000 purse, Is
scheduled for Tuesday. It has fourteen en-
trien, including "Little Express" and "Orey
OliOHt." frequent winners on the Western
Canada fair circuit.
The 2:20 trot on Wednesday will see a
battle royal between "Beauty B," "Guy
Boy" and "Frank B. Nichol." The latter is
the property of M. S. Rose of Steveston.
This gentleman has undoubtedly owned mom
winnors of harness races at Hastings than
any uther living owner. His Buccesses dating
to  the early nineties,   when   "Cnnde"   and
Carrie S" were crediting him wilh many
victories.
The free-for-all pace on Friday should be
won by "College Gent," the black horse, the
property of Mr. Carson of Winnipeg, It will
be good news to many of his old-time friends*
und admirers that "Barney" Barnes is still
holding the ribbons over the horses In the
Carson string.
Thanks to the continued fine weather,
Manager Rolston states that the track was
never in such fast condition as it Is at present.    The full list of entries:
2:15 Pace, Purse $1,000.00—Lady Tango
(li.m. by eBlmar), J. Fostor, Albert Head,
B. C; Tilllmook Maid (M.ni. by Zolock),
R. H. Bull. Seattle, Wash.; Daisy D. (br.m.
by- Hal B.), C. A. Witt, North Yakima,
Wash.: Hoi Stewart (b.g. by Hal Mercury),
J< A. McCulIough, Calgary, Alta.; Belt Bars
(b.g. hy BeImar),.,T. D. Paxton, Vancouver,
li, C; Capt. Mack (l.s. by The Bondsman),
Fred Woodcock, Fnirgronnda, Ore.; Helen
Mistletoe (r.m. by Hal B.), G. h, Parker,
Portland, Ore.; Princo Malone (ch.g. by
Kinney Lou), W. C. Brown, Vancouver, B.
C; Joe Buckley {b.g. by Bonnie McK.).
Matt. G. Knnis. Agt„ Walla Walla, Wash.;
Muv Fulton, (luii. by Bob Filjilnnuons), C.
Dolman, Chilllwack, B. C: Little Express
(b.m. by Alto Express), J. Carson, Agt.,
Winnipeg, Man.; F. R. McGregor (b.a. by
Ben Hhysdyke). J. V. Shaw. Condon, Ore.;
Orey Ghost (g.g. by Hal B.), F. W. Craig,
Edmonton, Altn.
2:20 Pace, Purse $500.00—Tamarack the
Red (b,s. by Hiimbletonian). A. K. White,
Agt.i Aberdeen, Wash.; Montana Belle (b.m.
by Hal Mercury). J. A. McCulIough, Calgary, Alta.: Baron Regent (bl.n. hy Royal
Regent), E. A. Klrkendale, Baker, Ore.;
Bubbles (b.g. by Bonnie McK.), C. C. Lamb,
Walla Walla, Wash.: Capt. Mack (br.B. by
The Bondsman), Fred Woodcock, Fairgrounds. Ore.; Caress (br.m. by Glengarry
Patchen). M. H. Rose, Btevoston, B, 0.1
May Fulton (b.m. by Bob Fltuslnimons). 0.
Dolman. Chilllwack, B. C: Complete, (eh.in.
by Palite). A. G. Smith, Agt., Salem, Ore.;
Mountain Boy (b.g, bv Seymour Wllks). J.
8. Springer. Boise, Idaho: Floradora '/.. (hr.
m. bv Zoiuhro), Cmlihee & McCormick, Seattle, Wash.
2:25 Pace, Purse $500.00— Special B.
(h.g. by Hurtwood), J. Foster. Albert Head,
B. C; Joe AnHell (s, by Prince Ansell),
R. H. Ball, Seattle. Wash.; Bell Bars (b.g.
by Helmar), J. D. Paxton, Vancouver, B. C;
Lady B. P. (g.m. by Dr. B. P.), R. Dixon.
Vancouver, B. 0.| King Putnam (bl.it. by
Glnnilore), Mrs. W. A. MUllngton, Victoria,
B. O.j Hubbies, (b.g. by Bnnney McK.). C.
0. Lamb, Walla Walla. Wash.; Baron Re-
gent (bl.g. by Royal Regent). E, A. Klrkendale. Baker. Ore.; Helen Mistletoe (r.m.
by Hal H.), G. h. Swisher, Agt.. Bridges,
Ore.: Caress (br.m. by Olengarry Patchen),
M. S. Rose. Steveston. B. C; Elsie Johnston, M. Dundas, Chilliwack. B. C; Billy
Bowl (b.g. by Prince Axworthy ).wm.
Hogoboom, Agt., Walla Walla, Wash.;
Beauty Silk (b.m. by Silk Cloud), J. 8.
Chamberlain. Kelowna, B. C; F. R. Mc-
Orogor (br.B. RhyBdykre), J. V. Shaw,
Condon, Ore.
Free-for-All Pace, Purse $800.00—TllHmonk
Mabl (bl.m. by Zolook), R.H. Ball, Seattle. Wash.; Kid Riley (*.e. by Riley Medium). C. C. Lninb, Wolla Walla. Wash,:
Prince   Mnlnne   (ch.g.  by Kinney Lon). W.
C. Brown. Vancouver, B. C; Lady Hal (b.m.
by Hal B.), Miller & Cox. Portland. Ore.:
Aleyfrfls (r.m. by Alcyron), J. Taylor. Ed-,
inonton, Altn.; Harold Welcome (b.s. by
Welcome). 0, A, Lincoln. Enterprise, Ore.;
Joe Biwkloy (h.ir. by Bonnie McK.), Matt.
0. Ennls, Agt., Walla Walla. Wash.; College
Gent (M.h. by Kentucky), J. Carson, Agt.,
Winnipeg. Man.; Strathtell (b.h. by Motell),
J. Carson, Winnipeg, Man.: All Direct (bis.
by Oo Direct), J. Stewart, Agt., Calgarv,
Alta.: Scarlet Trent (b.h. by Parovas). B.
.Thompson,  North Bnttleford,   Sask.
The trotting, running and Jumping lists
will be issued later.
Mrs. D, .T. Elmer and daughter, Irene,
3118 Alborta street, returned this week
from a two weeks' visit among old-
time friends at Silverton.
LETTERS TO
Old People's Home.
Editor Federationist: On the laBt
page of the. World newspaper of August 7th inBt., under the heading of
"Unfounded Complaint," appeared a
report, to the effect that it had been
alleged at the health committee meeting that an inmate of the Old People's
Home had worn his under-pants several
weeks, but that Dr. Underbill (who has
charge of the home) produced evidence
to ahow that the inmate hud a plentiful
supply of clean underclothing. Now,
Bir, as undoubtedly, I am tbe inmate
referred to, I am in tbe position to
give you the true facts. In the firBt
place, I may tell you that I am a truthful and God-fearing man, and despite
Dr. Underbill's evidence, to the contrary, "that I did wear my under-pants
from June 24 to August 1 continuously,
without being wushed during that time,
because I hud no others to pat on,"
and although I repeatedly nsked both
the matron und the steward for some
others, each time they told me they
had none. Tbls the niutron und steward
know full well. I may also mention
that the last tinie I asked the matron,
and she aguin said she hud none, I said
to her in a friendly way, "Well, if I
report it, you will not like it, yet what
tun I to du; It is impossible fnr u man
to keep clean iu this way?" To which
she replied, "Well, it is not my
fault."
J. WATSON,
Inmate of the Old People's Home.
N.B.: In tbe interest of the citizens
who support this home, I would like
you to publish the nbove, but in the
event of your not being able to devote
space, will you pleuse bring it before
the city council, who control the home?
Vancouver, Aug. 10, 1917.
■ "Oonscription is the darling scheme
of the middle class mind for keeping
the working classes in their proper
place."—Harold Begbie, in his new
book, "The Vindication of Great Britain."
The comptroller of the treasury of
the United States says: The banks of
that country have increased their resources by the tidy little sum of $8,-
000,000,000, since 1914. Now that does
not mean that they have accumulated
that much food, clothing and other necessary things, but that they have accumulated notes, bonds, stocka, shares, debentures, deeds, mortgages and other
evidences of credit^which is but another name for wind. All of this junk
ia nothing but an accumulation of orders on tne future. And the moat interesting and even humorous feature of
it all ia that by the sume token, that
these promises that the future will pay
were of necessity drawn, it is utterly
impossible that they ever can be redeemed. The reason that compelled
their issue in the first place absolutely
precludes the possibility of payment
ever being made. The productB of labor
can be taken from the producer and
conBumed by the robber or robbers,
without leaving credit tokens behind to
everlastingly proclaim that the robbery
has been done, but the producers cannot be robbed and the swag sold except it be sold on credit, and the credit
figures alwayB remain to point the accusing flngert at he or they who may ut
any time be in possession thereof. That
$8,000,000,000 that the banks are alleged to have added to their "resources" since 1914, merely proclaims
tbe fact that the producers of wealth
have, at some time in the past, been
plundered out of that much wealth, and
it was sold by the immediate thieves,
who received in exchange therefor, credit slips or promises to pay, to the
amount above stated. Whoever has
these credit slips in their possession
when tbe fools of today have become
the wise men of tomorrow, nnd refuse
to longer acknowledge their validity as
a means of seizing food and other ne-
necessnry things without rendering service therefor, will emit doleful groans
and woefully howl most lugubriously
and pathetically, no doubt, but it will
avail tbem nothing in the way of substantial alleviation of their soul's distress.
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. —TAKE ADVANTAGE of this opportunity to buy blankets
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Only partial reports nave filtered
through of the speech in the Reichstag
debate of July 19 by Herr Haase in behalf of the minority socialists, says the
Christian Science Monitor. Today it
is possible to publish a fuller account.
He began by Baying that instead of
plain dealing from the chancellor they
had an ahiblguous statement. Herr
Michaelis, he said, was the nominee
of Hindenburg and the general staff.
"There is a growing feeling among
the masses," said Herr Haase, "that
the monarchy is a failure and that a republic will and must come. This would
be the best prelude to peace, but democracy will only come by fighting for
it and not by fawning on the authorities.
"If the war is to continue much
longer the German nation will bleed to
death and fall from exhaustion. For
months the public has been deluded
with promises about the collapse of
England, but it now realizes that tlie
figures entirely omit the factor that
the tonnage of the whole world is at
the disposal of England, and consequently it is stupid to compare the
losses with tonnage belonging to England alone. Yet the chancellor once
more states that England will be unable to resist the need for peace, thus
feeding the people on fallacious hopes.
"Though the peace resolution Ib an
advance on our previous attitude, it is
not acceptable to the minority party.
What tbe resolution says about the
origin of the war is not tenable in the
face of history, and the minority re*
fuses to lend itself to declarations at
variance with the truth.
"The same applies to the shallow explanations of the chancellor. We do
not forget the Austrian ultimatum to
Serbia, the Austrian preparations
against Russia, the conferences in Berlin on July 5, 1914, and tho activity
of Tirpitz and Falkenhayn on those
daya.
"Influential parties, including tho
Center, still demand the annexation of
Belgium nnd indemnities. Has Dr.
Spahn fairly abandoned his Belgian
program, and ia the demand for indemnities atill put forward!        >
"As to the freedom of tho seaB, this
always exists in time of peace. The
only way to ganranteo it is by universal disarmament and. abolition of the
right of capture.
"Regarding tho attempt to effect a
separate peace with Russia, nobody
can believe that the pence resolution
without a word about self-determination by nationalities will havo a good
effect ubroud. * As a matter of fact,
Russia has tho greatest distrust of thc
German government and its supporters,
nor will the majority socialists' declaration in Sweden be more efficacious.
It has been condemned by all enemy,
and-neutral socialists.
"The feeling of the pooplo as fhe i
result of the leaden weight of hunger.'
is auch asv to startle even the moat
frivolous. You have read of riots and
strikes in Silesia. Do you think tho
masses can possibly enduro it much
longer? It is impossible, and when the
crash comes yo\\ must not be surprised.
The workers know better every day
how they must act. If they are Ao
achieve what they have at heart they
will rise against the conditions."
LABOR TEMPLE
MEETINGS DURING
THE COMING WEEK
SUNDAY, Aug. 10—Saw Mill
Workers.*
MONDAY, Aug. 20—Steam Engineers,- .Tailors' Executive;
Boilermakers;. Electrical Work*
erB; Street Railwayman's Executive.
TUESDAY, Aug. 21—Amalgamated Carpenters; Railway Firemen;      Bookbinders;      Retail
~ Clerks.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22—Metal
Trades Council; Street Rail-
waymen; Teamsters nnd Chauf-
eurs.
THURSDAY, Aug. 23 —Sheet
Metal Workers; Shipwright A
Caulkers; Machinists, No. 182;
Painters.
FBIDAY, Aug. 24—Pile Drivers
& Wogden1 Bridge Builders;
Plumbers; Shipyard Laborers.
SATURDAY, Au^. 25-
PAGE FIVE
"MAKINO  THB  WORLD
J3AF,E FOR DEMOCRACY"
OFFICIAL     CONVENTION
CALL HAS BEEN ISSUED
(Continued from Page Ona.)
policy of down tools as adopted by the
referendum vote.
(2) The advisibility of placing candidates in all industrial centres in the
coming Dominion election; and co-operation with the present working-class
political partlea, to the end that Labor
'Burial of dead live
saith The Daily World,
urrection.'
Vancouver
August 20 to 25,1917
Great Woriham Shows
Seen for First Time in the West
Horse Races Every Day
Prizes for All Kinds of Work
ENTRIES CLOSE AUGUST 12
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H. S. ROLSTON, Manager
may voice its protests in the legislative
halls of the nation.
(3) The raising of funds for this
purpose, and the platform on which
they shall seek election.
(4) Any measure that will be in the
interests of the workers; (a) to prevent any reactionary measures being
imposed on the people, and (b) the
eare of the dependents of soldiers by
the state—as opposed to the present
humbugging charitable methods. '■
Bepresentation. '
Each local uriion is entitled to one
delegate for the first hundred members
or less, and one delegate for each additional hundred members or major
fraction thereof.
Central labor bodies, district boards,
building trades councils t or similar
bodies are. entitled to two delegates
each.
Conclusion.
To obtain the opinions of as many
of the organized workers as possible,
and to make the convention as representative as possible, local unions not
affiliated   with   the   Federation   are
urged to send dolegates, as well as affiliated bodios.   Local unions not affiliated with the B. O. Fedoration of Labor should not let this debar them from
being represented.     Bend your representatives, and let thom report back to
you' as to what the federation stands
for—which is just what the affiliated
membership,   through   its   representatives, decide.    Your affiliation is  desired.   Wc need your aid, both numerically, financially,   and,   last,   but not
least, your intelligence and your views.
It should be romombered that  this
convention is being held so that the
organized workers mny decide for them-
solves what policy shall be adopted; to
decide what methods they will adopt
to prevent the introduction of military
and industrial despotism, and how that
policy shall be carried out; to decide
whether they will oppose the present
reactionary government,    and    to endeavor to prevent the election of another along similar lines.   Tho. following extract from the liberal press is an
interpretation of the win-the-war; resolution jessed at the ivcent liberal convention   held   recently   at   Winnipeg:
"Conscription not merely for military
purposes, but for all other purposes of
the state in nny way relating to the
war,''   Does this include industrial conscription, as well aa military?   By having your  own representative in  the
house of commons at Ottawa your views
can be given where they count.   The
present government needs no coudemna-
luestion."   So I tion from us. It standB self-condemned,'
fence the res-1 favoring all the forces of reaction, and
all that is opposed to democracy.   Another may be elected with similar tendencies.   Tou can prevent it; will you?
Military autocracy in Germany cannot be defeated by the establishment of
similar institutions in thiB country; and,
whatever measures of this kind have
been imposed upon a people, under the
guise of temporary necessity, have invariably become permanent institutions.
It is, therefore, necessary that all
local unions and central bodies should
be represented at this convontion.   Let
Labor Day tbls year be Labor Day in
reality—labor gathered together to determine what will best serve the interests of those that toil and bear the
burdens of the present form of civilization.
Time is short, and officers of local
unions are urged to place this call before their-members nt the earliest possible moment, and, if necessary to have
it dealt with in time, they should call
special meetings for the purpose.
It is expected that tho usual Labor
Day excursion rates will prevail on all
lines of transportation.  The convention
will be a short ono.   How effective it
will be remains to the organized work-.
ers. i
I remain, yours fraternally,
A. S. WELLS, Secretary-treasurer.
P. 0. Box 1538, Victoria, B. C.
May Spell An Election.
A Toronto firm lins received an order
from the Dominion government for 10,-
000 ballot boxes for delivory by Oct. 1.
"Fitz" Visits Vancouver Friends.
H. M. Fitzgerald, who has been a patient at the Tranquillo sanitarium,
Kamloops, for some months, is a visitor
in Vancouver this week. He wishes
The Federationist to thank his many
friojids for having made his trip here
possiblo, and when ho returns on Sunday, lie will carry with him pleasant
recollections of tlie past week.
Vancouver's Stately Pile.
If the Vancouver "city hall" must
bo painted—presumably a coat of
paint is neccflsnry to bold it up—then
why not call in (lie new art "camouflage"! It would bo quito possible by
a little ingenuity to make tho edifice,
1 suppose it can !>o' called that, resemble n battleship; tho two towers-
arc thoy towers?—could be made liko
turrets without much alteration. As a
Turkish mosque, a dromedary with two
humps, a brunch of tho Kocky Mountains, an aeroplane at rest, or ovon a
storm at sea, the city hall would look
excellent. The architecture lends itself
to any treatment of "brush-fool"
work, and thc more unlike its present
nelf it cun be made the hotter,—Felix
Penne.
The legislature of Colorado has passed a law creating a mounted constabulary 200 strong. This force will act
under the governor's orders, and any
trades unionist can guess for what purpose. It has been suggested that it be
officially designated as "Democracy's
Ku Klux Klan."
The applicant for longshore work in
Taeoma is now given a card about the
size of a meal-ticket, but not good for
a meal. It is a working permit. Punch
marks are put .in it by the issuing
authority, which carry suoh secret information qs is calculated to safeguard
the/ holder against any invidious assaults upon Mb'democratic rights in the
"Great Bepublic."
N^A WeBt Virginia law requires every
' able-bodied male in the state to do at
least 36 hours of labor each week or
go to jail. The law thus happily affords
the most effective means of breaking
strikes yet known. And now the lusty
guffaws of, democracy will richochet
adown the corridors of time over this
cruel joke that West Virginia statesmanship hath played upon wicked
autocracy.
The public safety committee advises
patriotic citizens throughout Minnesota
to stiflle seditious setiment, whieh is
believed to.be spreading. "Seditious
sentiment" is of course, anti-draft
sentiment. '' Loyalty meetings mnst
smother assemblies of dicontent," saya
the eommission. The threat is also
made' that the government will not
tolerate any interference with tke plans
by adverse crmiticism or otherwise.
All of which goes to show that democracy in to be made safe, if not auto*
matically, at least autoeraitoally.
A Swedish official is quoted as say-
ing that, "In any event, the coming!
winter will bring peace to thousands
of non-combatants—the peace of death,
by starvation." But though this be
true and' they be gathered to their
fathers by the cruel hand of starvation
—starvation forced upin them as a result of the joyous} debauch oi blood
and rapine brough on and thoroughly
enjoyed by the world's ruling class,
thank God their blessed "democracy"
will still live and be made safe for
generations yet to come, by the gloriously unselfish efforts of the noble
powers that have taken unto themselves the glorious task of safe-guarding and defending it even though it
requires the sacrifice of the last slave
on earth that can be reached by the
methods of the old-time "press gang,"
They shall not have starved to death
in vain.
"I dread to fight against Germany
dad if I can possibly avoid it I won't.
I simply do not know what to do,"
said Ferdinand Schumann, son of the
famous singer, Mme, Sshumann-Heink,
All my people nre in the German line,
when making application to,Gov. Campbell of Arizona for executive intercession in order ta secure exemption from
participation in tho murder of those
whom he had no reason to kill. The
good governor told him there was nothing he could do. Mr. Schumann Should
realizo Jiuit once he is under the protection aegis of a simon-pure democracy he should go forth with exceeding great joy. to kill, maim and destroy whenever that democracy orders
him so to do, no matter if he be called upon to take the lives of his nearest and dearest of kin. The dear man
ought to be able to see that is the only
way "democracy may be made safe"
against the brutal and wicked assaults
of vicious autocracy that tears up
"scraps of paper," violates territory
and women, flaunts liberty, jeers domocracy, and seizes upon nil who are
militarily or industrially At and en-
slaves them in its accursed service,
Suroly the good man does not desiro
the triumph of an autocracy like tbat.
In order to prevent it and assure the
preservation of that splendid democracy under whose protecting wing he
is now so safely esconced, he ought to
flnd great joy in killing whoever he
may be so ordered, even were it perhaps his aged and toothless grandmother. He Bhould right merrily shoot her
in the back if. so directed by those who
have assumed the authority to assure
his political status.
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When you drink a glass of
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your body with as much energy
and nutriment as you would obtain from a can of tomatoes or a
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, Eat less heavy food and
use more Milk, Butter,
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That is a natural question to ask your dentist. It
is a question that will be answered to yojir full satis-.
faction when you come to me. For my prices are
as moderate as my methods. I will not hurt your
feelings nor your purse and I give ten-year written
guarantees on all my work. Tel. Sey. 2715. Dental
nurse.
Ope* Tuesday and
Friday Evenings.
Doctor Grady
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Suite 202 Bank of Ottawa Bldg.
602 Hastings Street W.
10 Sub. Cards
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THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
FRIDAY August 17, Wir
Modern methods
applied to dentistry
SHOULD you meet with an accident and break a limb, your physician wouldn't guess at the character of thc fracture. He
-would havo on X-ray, film of the injured member taken. Then ho
would know just how to proceed.
WHERE ordinary dental methods are not sufficient, I toko an
X-rny fllm of your teoth. It tells me everything I ought to
know before doing work, whether there aro abBcesses at thc root—
imperfectly developed teeth, portions of old roots or splinters of
bone in the jaw, etc.   Then I know just what to do.
There's real wisdom in this method.
During August I will
take X-ray aims of your
teeth without charge,
Dr.Wm.H. Thompson
DOOIOB Or DENTAL SVBOEBY
602 Granville Street     N
Cor. Duiumulr Private entrance
PHONE SETMOUB 3311
OUB MID-SUMMER AND EARLY FALL
MILLINERY
IS BECOMING AND MOST CONVINCING AT
VERY MODERATE PRICES
THE PATRICK MILLINERY CO.
(B. PATBIOK)
Sey. 3291 532 ORANVIUE STREET
UNION «*• OFFICES
This Official List of Vancouver Allied Printing Offices
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BAOLET A SONS, 161 Hutlngi Stntt BejmoM 818
BLOOHBEBGER, P. R., 81» Brotiwar But Pilnnont 208
BRAND A PERRY, 828 Pender Stnet, WM  Sejmour 9578
R. 0. PRINTING St LITHO. CO., Smythe snd Homer Seymonr 8283
CLARKE * STUART, 820 Seymour Slnel    Seymour 8
COWAN A BBOOKHOUSE, Ubor Tsmple Building Seymour USO
DUNSMUIR PBINTINO CO., MT Dunimilr Stnet Seymou 110S
EVANS a HASTINOS, Arts and Cr.tt. Bldg., Seymoar St. Seymour I860
JIPPERY, W. A., 2168 Parker Street Highland 1187
KERSHAW. J. A, 688 Howe St Seymoar 8674
LATTA, R P., 888 tier. Ave Seymonr 1089
MAIN PRINTINO CO, 8851 Main St Fairmont 1888
HeLEAN A SHOEMAKER, North Vancouver N. Van. 68
NEWS-ADVERTISER, 187 Pender St < Seymonr 41
NORTH SHORE PRESS, North Vancouver N Van. 80
PACIFIO PRINTERS, World Building Seymoar 8582
ROEDDE, 0. A., 616 Homer Street. Seymou 964
SCANDINAVIAN PUBUSHINQ 00, 117 Gamble St Seymour 6508
SIX JOB PRESSES, 711 Seymour Street Seymour 8584
THE STANDARD, Homer Street Seymour 470
TECHNICAL PRESS, 500 Beatty Street Seymonr 8825
THOMSON STATIONERY, 825 Hastings W Seymour 8590
TIMMS, A. H„ 380 Fourteenth Ave, E Fairmont 621R
WARD, ELLWOOD It POUND, 318 Homer Street  Seymour 1516
WESTERN SPECIALTY CO., 881 Dunsmuir Bt Beymour 8626
WHITE » BINDON, 528 Ponder Weat Seymonr 1214
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BTJSmSI AOBKT DIBEOTOBT
Ask for Labor Ttmplt  'Phont	
Stymour  7485   (nnltts  othtnriit  stottd).
Boilermaker**—J. H. Carmlchael, Room 212,
Labor Temple.
Bridge  and   Structural   Iron   Workers—R.
Maseecar, Room 208.
Brotherhood  of   Carpenten,   No'.   617—Jaa.
> Bobleon, Room 208,
Brotherhood ot Carpenters,' No; 2647—F. L.
Barratt, Room 208,
Civic Employee.—V. R. Midgley, Room 210.
Electrical Workere—E. H.  Morrison,  Room
207.    Sey. 8510.
Cooka and Walten—A. Graham, Room 804.
Deep Sea Fishermen's Union—Russell Kear-
ley, 487 Gore avenue,.   Office phone, Sey.
mour 4704;  residence,  Fairmont  1825X.
Longshoremen's  Association—L.   Marsh,   10
Powell etreet; phone Sey. 6859.
I.  L. A.  Auxiliary—E.  Winch,  436  Howe
atreet.   Phone Sey   6859. * '
Musicians—E. A. Jamieson, Room 305.
Painten—H. Grand, Room 303.
Pile   Driven  and   Wooden   Brldgemen—W.
Ironsides.
Plumbers—J. Cowling, Room 206%.      Sey.
sen.
Sailors—W. S. Burns, 213 Hastings stnet
west.    Sey. 8703.
Shipbuilders'   Laborers—W.    Hardy,    Labor
Temple.
Steam   and   Operating   Englneera — W.    A.
Alexander, Room 216.
Street Railway Employees—Fred A. Hoover;
cor.   Main  and   Prior.       Phone   exchange
Seymour 5000. Residence, Fairmont 541R.
Teamsters—H. J. Petrle. Jr., Room 210.
Typographical—R. H. Neelands, Room 206.
ENGINEERS WILL ENACT
8-HOUR DAT OF THEIR OWN
All Conflicting Forces Now United for Common Cauae
of Membership.
Business Agent Alexander, of
the International Stenm and Operating Engineers, announces that
an arrangement has been all but
completed whereby the members
of the B. G. Association of En-
ginoers will join forces with the
international union. One of the
ilrst questions which will occupy,
the attention of "the one big ,
union" will be the enforcement '
of an 'eight-hour working dny
throughout British Columbia. Repented efforts have been made to
secure this concession through
provincial legislation, but that
course having failed, the union
will look after its own interests
within the coming few weeks,
concurrently with a similar movement in the State of Washington. The eight-hour day all round
must be mnde unanimous in British Columbia. The engineers will
not be among tho Inst to securo
it.
LEGAL NOTICES
SPECIAL SURVEYS AOT.
Corporation of Burnaby
PURSUANT to the provisions of
flection 3 of the Special Surveys Act.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the plans of the special survey of the
following numbered district lots, via:—
Ten (10), Forty-two (42), Forty-three
i48), Fifty-six (56), Fifty-seven (57),
■ifty-oight (58), Seventy-one (71),
Seventy-two (72), Seventy-three (73),
Seventy-five (75), Eighty-one (81),
Eighty-four (84), EigTity-nino (89),
One Hundred* (100), One Hundred and
Two (102), One Hundred and Eighteen
(118), One Hundred and Twenty (120),
One Hundred and Twenty-five (125),
One Hundred and Twenty-six (126),
One Hundred and Thirty (130), One
Hundred and Thirty-five (135). One
Hundred nnd Thirty-seven (137), Oae
Hundred and Forty-one (141), One
Hundrad aad Forty-three (143), i One
Hundred and Forty-eight (148), One
Hundred and Fifty-one (151), Two
Hundred and Five (205), Two Hundred and Seven (207), Two Hundred
and Sixteen (216), Two Hundred and
Fifteen (215), Two Hundred and Fourteen (214), Two Hundred and Thirteen
(213), Two Hundred! and Twelve (212),
One Hundred and Fourteen (114), One
Hundred and Fifty-five (156), being
portions of the Municipality of Burnaby, which Municipality was directed
to be specially surveyed by Order dated
STATEMENT OF COST TO DATE
LEGAL NOTICES
the 31st August 1912 for the purpose
of correcting any error or supposed error in respect of any existing survey
or plan, and of plotting land not before subdivided, and of showing the
divisions of land of which the divisions wero not shown on any plan of
subdivision; together with a tabulated
list of occupied or Improved lands the
boundaries of which appear as altered
by the said plans, and also a statement
of the costs incurred by such special
survey showing in what proportion
they are taxed agalnBt the Corporation
and against the lands affected thereby,
have been flled with the Provincial
Secretary, and that the said plans will
be submitted for the approval of His
Honor the Lieutenant-Governor in
Council; and that any complaints that
may be made against such special survey or plans by any person interested
in the property thereby affected will
be heard by John Stuart Jamieson, Esquire, Barriater-at-Law, at the Municipal Hall, Edmonds, on the 21st day of
August next at the hour of 10:30
o'clock in the forenoon; and that the
costs and expenses of the said inquiry
by the said John Stuart Jataieson, to*
gether with the \total amount of compensation allowed and any other incidental expenses necessary Anally to
complete the special survey will be added to and become part of tho costs and
expenses of the said special survey.
DATED at Victoria, B. 0., this 13th
day of July, 1917.
J. W. deB. FARRIS,
Attorney-General.
Proportion to be borne
by the Corporation of
Burnaby in respect of
streets and lanes. . •
Proportion to be taxed
against the owners in
respect of lots or land
Totals	
Number of
.. District Lot
42. 66, 71, 72, 81,
84,   89,   100,  102,
120, 130, 136, 137,
141, 143, 148, 155.
Numbei1 of
District Lot
43, 73, 75, 120,
125,  151,   205,
—   216,   ""
114.
207,
215;
(51.28
$2,378.74
12,429.02
$99.21
$2,381.08
$2,480.29
Number of
District Lot
10, 57, 58, 118,
212,  213,   214.
$128.20
$1,890.67
Hustling    Central    Labor
Body    Committee   Arranges Nifty Program
Chairman Fox Extends an
Invitation    to    Coast
Unionists to Attend
$2,018.87
VICTORIA, B. C, Aug. 15.~"We
nre going to celebrate Labor Duy, Sept.
3, in tho Capital City. The Trades and
Labor council extends a hearty invitation to all adjacent central labor bodies
and local unions to join with thehi. A
lengthy Bport progrnmmo will be concluded with a grand dance." This
in brief, is tho mossage of J. W. Fox,
secretary of the Labor Day committee,
to The Federationist correspondent.
The second annual Held Labor Day
meet will be held at the Royal Athletic
park. A big parado of all tho members
of the different unions will precede the
sports.
The committee in charge is sparing
no effort to make this year's fete as
signal a success as that of last year.
The committee is composed of Arthur
MonBon, chairman; Joe Fox, secretary;
T. Dooley, E. Christopher, A. Milligan,
W. 'Nunn, John Day, Mrs. Sutton and
Miss Hampton.
The Programme.
Appended is a full programme of
•events:
1. Girls' race, 75 yards, 8 to years to 11.
2. Girls' race, 100 yards, 12 years to 11.
8. Girls' race, 100 yards, 15 years to 17.
4.    Boys'  race, 75 yards,  8 yeara to 11,
«B.    Buys' race, 100 yards, 12 years to 14.
.    Boys' race, 100 yardB, 15 years to 17.
7. 100 yards' dash, army and navy.
8. 100 yardB'  dash, affiliated unions.
9. 440 yardB' dash, army and navy.
10. 220 yardB1 dash, affiliated unions.
11. One-half mile relay, army and navy,
12. One-half mile relay, affiliated unionB.
13. One-quarter mile relay, munition
workers, two ladles and two gents to a
team.
14. Tug-of-war, army and navy.
15. Tug-of-war, affiliated unions.
16. Wrestling on horseback.
17. Victoria CroBB race  (mounted).
18. Thread and needle race, returned soldiers and lady partner.
19. Pillow tight on  horizontal pole.
20. Potato race, munition workers.
'   21.    Comic dresB obstacle race.
22. Sack race for girls,  14 years to 17.
23. Sack race for boys,  14 years to 17.
24. Egg and spoon race  (ladies.)
25. Three-legged race, boys 12 years to
15.
26. Singlo ladies' race, 18 yearB and
over.
27. Married ladles' race  (open.)
28. Forward and backward race, 100
yards  (lady and gent).
29. Sack race  (adults).
30. Throe-legged race (adults).
31. Wheelbarrow wheeling contest (blindfolded.)
82. 161b. shot putt (Vancouver Island
championship,)
88. Throwing 16-Ib^ hammer (Vancouver
Island championship.)
34. Throwing 50-lb. weight (Vancouver
Island  championship.)
35. Throwing discus (Vancouver Island
championship.)
. 86.    One-quarter mile relay    race,    telephone  operators,   garment  workers,  laundry
workers and munition workerB.
Piping (Professional.)
Marches,
Strathspeys and reels,
Piping   (Amateur.)
Marches.
StrathBpeys and reels.
Dancing   (Professional.)
Highland fling.
Sword dance.
Shean Trubh&is.
Irish jig.
Dancing  (Amateur.)
Highland fling, 14 years and under,
Highland fling, adults.
Sword dance, 14 years and under.
Sword dance, adults.
Shean .trubhais, 14 years and under.
Shean trubhais, adultB.
Exhibition of Scottish reels by 12 girls.
Costume.
Best  dressed   boy   and   girl   In  Highland
costume.
Best drcKsed gentleman in Highland cos
tume.
Boxing.
Exhibition   three   rounds   by   Albie   and
Jumbo Dftvii's.
MINIMUM WAOE OF 45 CENTS
CONCEDED SHIP LABORERS
With 60 Oents An Hour As the New
Rate After October 1st,
Conditionally,
Business Agent Hardy reported back
from the Metal Trades council to the
effect that a committee of the Metal
TradeB councU was instructed to
wait . on' Mr. Davie, of No. 2
yard, Wallace's, and take -whatever action they, thought necessary to
force through tho 46c minimum rate.
This action 'was taken on Thursday,
Aug. 9, and tho committee advised Mr.
Dnvie that unless a satisfactory answer
was received by noon of the following
Monday, Aug. 13, a strike would be
declared. As this action directly affected the yards ia which munition
board ships are being constructed, the
contractors immediately called a conference for Monday afternoon. This
circumBtanco was sufficient to warrant
delay in striking until the result of the
conference was Known.
It was resolved that the quostion be
left in the hands of the business agent,
and that he call a special meeting, if
necessary.
The minimum rate was satisfactorily
settled, it being agreed, by the six contractors operating under the Imperial
Munitions board, that a minimum rate
of 45 cents per hour be paid from Aug.
16, and 50 cents from October 1.
These rateB, however, have to be ratified by the representatives of the Imperial Munitions board at Ottawa, but
no difficulty is expected,in obtaining
the board's acceptance of thiB scale..
Twenty-eight candidates were initiated, and as a consequence of the higher
rate of wages being established, a big
influx of new memberB is anticipated
during tho next few weeks.
"Ginger*' Goodwin at the. Rex.
Alfred ("Ginger") Goodwin, vice-
president of the B. C. Federation of
Labor, socialist candidate in the recent
Ytair district, provincial election, Svill
spenk in the Rex theatre Bunday, Aug.
19, at 8 p.m. Subject: "Socialism, tho
Only Hope." J. Harrington, chairman.
Questions and discussion invited.
Carpenters' Elect Delegate.
President Hatley of Looal 617, U. B.
of Oi, was elected as a delegate to the
Labor Day special convention of thc
B. C. Federation of Labor, on Monday
evening. H. Copping was elected to
ngain assumo the duties of delegute to
the Trndes and Labor council, while
Business Agent Thomas' position was
made a permanent one.   The meeting
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Introducing
Fall Fashions in
Womens Suits,
Coats, Hats
and Furs
THOSE who would become acquainted with
the newer modes will
take pleasure in viewing
the interesting collection
of Fall Models now on
display. Those who anticipate making immediate
selection will be particularly interested.
All the models are typical of most authentic fall
fashions, are of high quality and exclusive here.
View the new styles.
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575 Granville Phone Sey. 3540
I
TO B.C.F.0FL
Business Agent Midgley and
Del. McVety Chosen
on First Ballot
Seventy-two T. & L. C. Delegates Attended Last
Night's Meeting
was well attended.   Tho carpenters are
"coming back."
W. A. PBITCHABD IS THE
1        .  NOMINEE OF S. P. OF O.
WIU Contest One of the Coast Federal
Ridings at Forthcoming
Election.
W. A. Pritchard has been chosen as
the candidate of Vancouver Local No.
1, Socialist Party of Canada, in the
forthcoming federal election. Just
which riding he will contest has not
been definitely decided, but it is not
improbable that South Vancouver will
receive attention. W. W, Lcfenux, J.
Harrington and J. Kavanagh were
other nominees, but following declinations the nomination of Pritchard was
made unanimous. A campaign commit'
tee of fourteen members was named at
the socialist meeting Tuesday ovening
and they decided to "open the campaign"—never closed—on Bunday eve-
ning next at the Rex theatre, when A,
Goodwin of Trail will bo the speaker,
The question of whether the S. P. of
C. will contest any of the other ridings
will be decided later on.
Shipbuilders!
You'll need clothing
that will keep
you dry.
—We recommend "Fish
Brand" Oilskins, and guarantee them to keep you dry
—if they do not we will replace them:
Leggings, Fish Brand $1.75
Pants, Fish Brand $2.75
Short Coat, Fish Brand.. $3
Hat to match  75o
Colors   in   Olive, Khaki,
Brown or Black.
Three-quarter coat in three-
ply all-oiled for men who
are   much    exposed.    Our
price $7.50
Prices on  other lines on
application.
Two Reliable Stores for
Men in B. 0.
Look for the Big Bed Arrow
J.N.HARVEY
LIMITED
125 and 127 Hastings St. W.
Also Yates Street, Victoria
Despite tho excessive heat the regular meoting of Vaneiuvor Trades and
Labor Council, held last night, was one
of the bost, in point of mimbersj held
this year, 72 delegates ut tending. Tho
intorest of thc evening centrod around
tho election of two delogntes to repre'
sent tho couneil at the fortheuhiing
special convention of the B. C, Federation of Labor, to be held on Labor Day,
the two finally chosen being Delegates
McVety  nnd Midgley,
New Affiliations and Delegates.
Application for re-11 filiation was received from the Musicians' union nnd
nccoptcd, as w-ere credentials from the
following locals:
City Firemen—Dels. W A. Flett, L.
Livingstone, C. Ruddock, J. L. Dundas,
W. V. Green, H. W. Ricketts, R. -Stu-
gonberger, W. Hall, J. W. Gillis, J.
Bowness, H. Hughes and J. D. Laing.
Moving Picture Operators'—Del, E.
S. Holdsworth.     _ \
Brotherhood of Painters—Del. Heber
Grand.
Civic Employees'—Del. J. C. Woods
Bartenders'—Del. H. Davis.
Journeymen Tuilors'—Dels. H. G.it-
teridge, J. H. Ellsworth W. W. Hocken,
and A. R. Gutenby.
Ten delegates faced th-e president
and were duly obligated.
Veterans' Day at the Big Fair.
A communication from the Allied
Veterans', asking that the council boost
for Veterans' Day, August 2li, and
Btating that "war *elics from the
early wurs would be on view, dressed
in their original uniforms," was (lied,
Protest in Mooney Case.
Del, Towler, Machinists', moved that
a letter of protest be sent to the Ui
S. or Cnlifornian authorities with regard to the methods of taking evidence
in the San Francisco bombing case.
Del. McVety thought it wns presumptuous on thc part of persons in another
country protesting against laws which
the workers of the States alone could
alter.
Del. Towler cited the protests made
by other cojntries against the ntroci
ties in th-o Belgian Congo some years
ago, and after some further discussion the resolution was carried.
A recommendation by the executive
thnt tho application for pecuniary assistance, made by the International
Workers' Defense Lengue for tho defense of the workers charged with
bomb outrages in San Francisco, be
referred to the vnrious locals, was also
carried.
Discrimination at Prince Rupert.
A communication, calling attention
to alleged discrimination against union
men at Prince RupeTt by the admiral
superintendent nt Esquimalt (when
dry-docking at the former port) who,
it wns Btated, hud classified men below, their proper standard, and had
taken men from Esquimalt in preference to employing local union men, was
referred to the Mctul Trades Council.
Anti-Conscription eonvention.
The executive recommended that a
communication from the Anti-Conscription Lengue at* Winnipeg, regarding the
proposed convention at Port Arthur be
filed, this coarse being taken.
Business Agent's Beport.
The first report of Business Agent
Midgley, which was presented to the
meeting, proved most satisfactory, ho
having carried out considerable organization work among several trndes, and
had met with good results. Also minor
troubles which hnd arisen had been
smoothed ovor
Del. Midgley nnnounced that the officials of the Workmen's Compensation
Board had arranged to have nn office
at the Court House and were prepared
to meet any local organizations desiring information as to the act. He further stated thnt tho newly-organized
TeahiBters' Union boasted 350 members,
a remark which was met with applause,
and the report being finally adopted.
That Order-in-Council.
Del. SicVety reported nt length regarding the federal order-in-council allowing the entrance to Canada of workers where it could be Bhown there was
a shortage in any particular cmft. The
Coughlan Shipyards in particular was
cited by thc delegato, who stated that
locat men had been turned dawn at
the ynrd, causing ill-feeling nmong the
workers. As a result of un interview
with tho heads of that yard, ho stated
thnt he believed matters would go
more smoothly in future,
President Brown Now "Desirable."
In connection with the refusal of
the immigration authorities to allow
Bro. Brown, international organizer of
the Shingle Weavers', to enter the Dominion, Del. MceVty said he had been
successful in getting the ban taken off,
leaving him free to como to Canudu.
Financial Report.
Tho report of the auditors of the
financial statement of the TradeB and
Labor Council was submitted, showing
that the statement was accurate, was
received.
Reports of Unions.
Under reports of unions, Del Hubble,
of the Street Railway Employees'
Union, cited the case of an employee
of the B. C.'E. R. who was as a result of an injury developed a hernia,
thc board of tho compensation act
stating that the man was not entitled
to relief under the act, as his rupture
developed some time after' the acci*
dent. The delegnte pointed out that
thiB was something which it would be
well for tho workers of the province
to look into.
Del. Swartz, Cigar Makers', said he
understood the Reynolds' Cigar Co., of
London and Windsor, Ont., were coming out to Vancouver to flood tho city
with advertisements, although their
cignrs were produced by scab labor,
Their particular brands were La Pref-
crencia and King's Club.
In reply to Del. McVety, Del. Swartz
snid the Davis Co. wns unfair.
Del. Graham, Cooks'  and  Waiters',
The Only Union Men's
Olothing and Furnishing Store in Vancouver
Guaranteed
Hosiery—
This store is the Home
of Holeproof Hosiery
for men and, in times
like these, a guaranteed
product gives your dollars greater value. All
colors and sizes.
LISLE HOLEPROOB1
—guaranteed for six
months;' 6 pairs, $2.00
and $2.25
SILK HOLEPROOF—
guaranteed for three
months; 3 pairs, $2.00
and » $2.25
C_mmnHS
VV <**^LimrTco
^^   155 HASTINGS ST. W.
said they had an orgnnizer in the field
nnd things we're looking good.
Del. Morrison, Electrical Workers',
said he had signed np six employers,
but had a number of workers out on
Btrike at Britannia Beach. The situation was well in hand. Negotiations
with the B. C. Telephone Co. had been
carried on, but he had received a communication to the effect that a conciliation board had been applied for by the
company.
Del, Alexander, Steam and Operating
Engineers', said they were still growing, and the B. G. Association of Stationary Engineers had amalgamated
with thetai.
Del. Phelps, Shipyard Laborers*, said
tlieir membership was growing. A minimum of 45 cents per hour nnd been
granted to munition workers, which
was to be raised to 50 cents after October 1.
Dol. Thomas, Longshoremen, said
tho Btrike waB over. All "pro-German
ism" had thereforo died out.*
Del. Winch, I.L.A., corroborated.
Del. Kelly, Longshormen, said that
he did not intend to be as discreet as
his follow delegates. Messrs. Evans,
Colcmnn & Evans had been responsible
for a lot of waterfront trouble and unless that firm came through aB they
should in the future they would be
gone after.
Del. Thomas, Carpenters', said the
strike at the C. N. R. lasted only four
hours. The man objected to was token
off the job, and the workers went back
to work.
Del. Miss Helena Gutteridge,'Journeymen Tailors', nsked that all union
members look for their union label on
gnrments bought by them.
Del. Crawford, Sheet Metal Workers', roportod all busy. They were
asking for a raise *o C2Vj cents por
hour on September 1, and expected to
get it without trouble.
Del Poole, Teamsters', said everything was going fine.
Sec.-Treas. Conway, an international
officer of the Retail Clerks', addressed
tho council at some length, particularly
on tho subject of the union label. He
urged that shoppers look for the union
card in stores where clerks were em
ployed.
Mayor McBeath's Inconsistency.
Del. McVety pointed out that recent
ly the city council refused permission
for an anti-conscription meeting in the
Orpheum theatre, and at that time went
on record as opposed to granting permission for any meetings on Sunday
evenings in that or other buildings.
Despite this, there had been a meeting held on Sunday last, and one wits
scheduled for Sunday next.   .
The council decided to instruct the
secrotary to writo the city fathers on
the subject.
Del. Ct.itteridge spoko of the flaws in
the Factories' Act and moved that a
committee bo appointed by the council
to decide what industries should bo included in thc schedule, nnd also got a
ruling from the minister of labor as to
who shall enforce the act, further asking for an interpretation, of the more
ambiguous portions of the measure.
Del. McVety advised dropping tho
entire act and saving the title, while
Del. Tree said it was all rotten and
all tho "resoluting" irt the world
would do no good.
The motion was carried, the committee being DelB. Gutteridge, McVety and
Phelps.
The Compensation Board.
Del. Thomas moved that the secretnry write to head of tho Compensation Board, advising that the council
would take steps to agitate for the ro-
moval of the present members >f the
board unless the administration of the
act was carried out ns originally intended.
Del. McVety said threats were useless, and Del. Thomas would bc well-
advised to withdraw his motion. He
moved in amendment that a committee
of two or three lake up grievances of
organizations and act with the committee of the B. C. Federation of Labor. Failing adjustmont, tho committee to go to thc premier and ask for
tho removal of tho board. This was
carried, Dels. Hubble and Kelly being
appointed.
Official Attendance Roll.
I. L. A. Auxiliary—E. Winch.
Bricklayers'—W. S. Dagnall, W.
Pipes.
Barbers'—T. H. Grant.
Bartenders'—O. S. Weir, W. DaviB. j
Bookbinders'—No delegates.
Brewery Workers'—No delegates.
Boiler Makers'—W. Marshall.
Ironworkers'—R. Massecar.
Cigar Makors'—C. F. Swartz, A. P.
Tietzon.
Civic Employees'—V. Midgley, J.
O. Wood, G. Harrison.
Cooks and Waiters'—A. Graham.
Brotherhood of Carpenters—A. McDonald, G. Hardy, G. Thom, J. R.
Campbell, W. Thomas.
Amalgamated Carpenters'—No delegates.
Deep Sea Fishermen—R. Kearley,
Electrical Workers'—E. H. Morrison,
W. Fraser, H, Woodside.    (
Civic Firemen—H. Hughes, R. Ster-
genberger.
Garment Workers'—No delegates.
Hodcarriers'—No delegates.
I. A. M., No. 777—W. R. Duckworth,
F. Edney, H. Fleming.
Letter Carriers'—F. Knowles, J.
Dodd, R. Wight, N. Barlow.
Longshoremen-—J. Kavanagh, G.
ThomaB, A Tree, G. Kelly.
Lathers'—No delegates.
Machinists'—J. H. McVety, A. R*
Towler, W. H. Hawthorne.
Moving Picture Operators'—E. T.
Holdsworth, A, 0. Hansen.   ,
Molders'—A. H. Donaldson.
Pressmen—No, delegates.
Press Assistants—0. Huddlestone.
Plumbers'—G. Rose.
Pattern Makers'—W. H. Brown.
Painters'—W. Knights, H. Grand.
Piledrivers and Bridgemen—W. Ironsides, E. Stewart.
Plasterers '—No delegates.
Railway Mail Clerks'—J. A. McLeod,
Retail Clerks'—A. P. Glen.
Street Railway Employees'—J. Hubble, W. H. Cottrell R. E. Rigby.
Sheet Metal Workers'—J. Friend, A,
J. Crawford.
Sailors'—W. S. Burns, W. Hardy, P,
Peel.
Shoe Workers'—A Collidge,
Stage Employees'—No delegates.
Shipyard Laborers'—M. A. Phelps.
Steam Engineers'—W. A, Alexander*
Shipwrights'—No delegates.
Steam Shovel and Dredgemen—S»
Ritchoy, W. Cochran.
Tailors'—J. T. Ellsworth, A. T. Gat-
enby, W. Hocken, H  Gutteridge.
Typos—No delegates.
Tilelayers'—No delegates.
Telcgrnphers'—No delegates.
Teamsters'—W. H. Kerr, G. Petrie,
J. Poole, H. Sansom.
ROYAL* OITY MACHINISTS
TO ESTABLISH 44-HOUR WEEK
Agreements WUl Be Presented to Employers Today—Enforcement
Aug. 25tli.
NEW WESTMINSTER, Aug. 10.— '
At a meeting of Local 151, Iaternation*
al Association of Machinists, held last
night, it was decided to present agreements to all firms in the city, demanding the 44-hour week and the other
conditions already established on the
coast.
The proposed agreement will be in
the hunda of the employers not later
than tomorrow morning, nnd is to be
put into effect on or before Saturday,
August 25.
Mr. C. Craig was elected to represent
the lodge at the B. C. Federation convention on Lnbor Day.
Six new members were initiated,
leaving very few non-union machinists
in the Royal City.
International Typo Convention. J
Seranton, Pa., wbb awarded the 1918
convontion of the Internutionnl Typographical union by a unanimous vote,
at Colorado Springs, yesterday. Albany, N.Y., made application for the
1919 convention. The convention endorsed a plan to care for members who
enlist for the-war through the local
unions or by a 10 per cont. monthly i
per capita tax.
Thirty-five members of a colony of
Molokans, Russian religionists living
near Phoenix, Ariz., have been seized
nnd given sentences of ono year each
in the county jail, for refusiag to register, When the prisoners wero removed to jail they wore immediately
given "cold baths to quiet them."
This is the naive admission made in
the press dispatches chronicling the
historic event.
—NEJCI WEEK—
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OWEN  McBIVEKT
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"BILL  SYKES"
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Priest—10c and 20c    Nights—16c ui 25c
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'    PHONE SEY. 2492
WEEK COMMENCING
MONDAY, AUGUST 20
Tho Grontost Ploy of tho Century
"On Trial"
TWENTY OBEAT SCENES
THIRTY ACTORS
TWENTY STAGE HANDS
Guaranteed tb* Mggert play ever
wen in Vancouver. It will hold
you spellbound.
Summer prices:
10c, 25c and 35c
Te members of ur onion In Csuds a
■peele) nte for The Federation lit of $1 i
par yesr—If ■ dab of 10 or more le sent i

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