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Finds Price Fixing Is Not
So Easy a Job as He
Thought It Was
/In VucoOT>r\
$1.50 PER YEAR
Huge Array of Middlemen
Makes Problem Most
HON. W. J. HANNA, Canadian
food controller, has made a
discovery. It is indeed a most
remarkable discovery, at least,
for the honorable gentleman to have made. It is
one that has been known to
every itinerant socialist soap-box
artist of the impudent tongue and
the raucous voice, for the past
forty years. But these impecunious souls cavort around in fields
of intellectual pasturage entirely
foreign to those explored by food
controllers and other eminent governmental personages. It is quite
easy to understand that they
would be more than likely to discover things that would not come
under the piercing scrutiny of
tnose who browse in the upper
realms of intellectuality, where
the great problems of how to separate the producer of wealth from
his product and get away with
the plunder without leaving a bad
taste in his mouth, are solved to the
eminent satisfaction of our foremost
citizens, the glory of God and the Empire.
The Eon. Hanna Does Visiting.
The discovery made by, the Hon. the
food controller, however, was not altogether made by Mr. Hanna himself.
It seems that he firBt visited that
funny fat man, .Hoover, who food-con-
trols for the great republic quito as
efficiently as does Mr Hanna for Can*
ada. Mr. Hoover dwells at Washington, D.C. It may be remembered that
this distinguished person made hiB
great reputation in Belgium as a distributor of food to the Belgians, food
that was furnished to the distributor
in large quantities without cost to him.
Of course, any man equipped with ordinary horso sense could, and no doubt
would, have distributed the aforesaid
food, etc., quite us effectively ns did
Mr. Hoover. Tho only means, however, whereby ordinary mortals can become world-famous as great men, is by
their friends, nnd othors who want to
use them, making a hell of a noise and
bluster about the marvelous and even
supernatural way in which they performed some exceedingly commonplace
task in a moat commonplace and ordinary manner. It is the noise and bluster that counts every time. The stupid
multitude raistukes racket und din for
merit, and thus tho great arc made
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Its Findings WiU Probably Make for
Stable Conditions ln Shipbuilding Industry.
The shipbuilding industry all nlong
the Pacific coast in Canada will probably be affected by the decision of a
United States "special commission,"
named Inst week by President Wilson.
The commission has beon named to per*
Bonally represent the United States president, to visit Pacific coast points
across the lino for the purpose of investigating labor troubles nnd other questions affecting the shipbuilding industry, with a view to reaching an amicable understanding in order that the
work may be prosecuted without delay.
The members of tho "special commission" are: Secretary Wilson of tho Department bf Labor, Washington, D. C,
at ono time a U. M. W. of A. official!
Col. J. L. Spongier, from Pennsylvania;
Vernor Z. Beed, from Colorado: John
H. Walker, Illinois, an active officer of
the U. M. W. of A., and Ernest P.
Marsh, presidont of the Washington
State Federation of Labor, Seattle,
with Felix Frankfurter of New York
ea secretary.
It is not improbable that the result
will have a far-reaching significance In
Vancouver, Victoria, New Westminster,
Princo Bupert and elsewhere ulong this
coast. Both employers ond employees
feel that a definite pronouncement by
the above commission may result In a
better understanding and more stable
conditions in the shipbuilding industry
generally. It should also facilitate future negotiations between both parties
in the matter of working agreements.
Labor It to Have Candidates in tie
Field ln Many Sidings ln the
Prairie Provinces.
"Lnbor mon will have fully twonty
soatB in tho next House of Commons,
judging from tho activity in Labor circles," stated Controller A. W. Puttee,
editor of The Voice, Winnipeg. "Conscription und the now Franchise Act
has given fresh vigor to the trades and
labor men's plonn. Imong tho cities
which are placed In the list of thoso
which will roturn members nt thc next
elections oro: Winnipeg, one, und per.
„. haps two: Koglnn, Calgary, Fernie, Edmonton, Victoria, ono each; Vancouver,
ope, and perhaps two. Candidates will
also bo In tho field In Fort William,
Port Arthur and Moose Jaw. In On*
uro that their can*
Jed In Toronto, two.
KOttawo, Kingston,
Cold Storage Plants of Van*
couver Groan With
Own Weight
Reaction Triumphs at the
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Ottawa Labor Convention
In  Meantime Government
Says "Save and Lick
the Kaiser"
"Cook your spuds with the jackets
on and holp lick the kuiscr."
"Save all the bread crumbs and
help bust the kaiser."
Thoae are some of the slogans the
"food conservationists" in thiB coun*
try are urging upon the housewife, who
finds it devilish hard to get enough to
eat, what with high prices. And while
the poor housewife ia fanning round
trying to find a bargain, and saving
the jackets from her spuds, and taking
care of the crumbs and watching the
garbage tins, many tons of foodstuffs
are held in Vancouver cold storage
At the last meeting of the Trades
and Labor council, Del. Helena Out*
teridge drew attention to the fact that
local cold storage plants are growing
fit to burst with food that haB been
collected for the illegitimate purpose
of making the nrtiele so scarce the
price will go up. Ono plant on Water
atreet is Baid to be so full of eggs the
floors had to be bolstered up. And eggs
now ore 65 cents a dozen. *
Yet, in the face of thia, the Borden
government actually has the nerve to
want the people to retirn it to power.
The real food conservutioniats are the
cold storage men. They get it and
keep it on ice. They do not conserve
it to "beat the kaiser/' but to beat
the  struggling workers' families.
The government "food controller's"
report of edibles in cold storage says
that in British Columbia there are:
butter, 1,821,372 lbs.; cheeae, 278,168
lba.; eggs, 837,370 doz.: beef, 10,732
lbs.; mutton and lamb, 14,769 lba.
The "controller" ought to give out
the names of those concerns and their
directors and shareholders, so the workers of this city and province would
know whom to blame for the present
high prices. If tho names were given
out the community would, no doubt,
receive a decided shock at the cloak of
respectability of some of them. In
such timea as theae it ought to be a
criminal offence to store up food* for
the purposce of boosting the prices.
It is the worst kind of citizenship.
When the laboring man asks for an
increase in wages, ao he will bo able
to exist comfortably under present food
prices, the employers are horrified. If
the prices of food were controlled there
would be a lot less difficulty between
employer and employee. The reason
given for practically every demand for
increased wages is the "high cost of
,Tho government blames it on the
war. The people blame it on the government, which permits such profiteering as has been notorious throughout
the length and breadth of the country.
A member of the Vanoouver Steam and Operating Engineers' union, Ho. 630, wbo enlisted bore In Msy, 1916, with the 168th,
but later transferred to tbe 29th battalion,
wbo has this week been reported as ' 'missing since Aug. 31." Pte. Robinson has a
brother in Vanoouver, W. 0. Robinson,
also a member of the same union, 6806
Quebec street, and his parents are residents of Regina, Sask.
Most Complete and Abject
"Right About Face"
Ever Recorded
Prospects for Wage Increase in Coughlan Shipyard Are Oood.
Tho Metal Trades council delegation,
which met tho munitions board in Ottawa on Tuesday, in company with a
delogate from the Coughlan shipyard
here, and took up the question of tho
proposed increase in wages in the shipyard, will return to Vancouver on Saturday. Tho M. T. C. delegates were A.
Watchman, D. McCallum and Harry
Carmichael. It is understood that thc
prospects for an agreement on a new
wage scale arc bright, the contractors
being agreeable if tho munitions board
will increase thc profit allowed on the
government shipB sufficiently to carry
the wage increase.
Two Local Sleuths Induce
Native to Act as a
Stool Pigeon
It developed during a trial in police
court thia week that Bicci and Sinclair, a couple of "detectives," have
been debauching the Indians. It was
brought out that, ln the methods
adopted to trap a Cordova street tailor,
they g^vo a member of the North Vancouver tribe of Indiana a dollar to try
to buy whiBky with. If this is the way
this pair of sleuths do their work, they
ought to be on the regular staff of
"stool pigeon's" instead of the detective staff which probably is made up
of men who are ahrewd enough to catch
real criminals and who do not have
to get quite all their information
through a staff of stool pigeons.
Suppose, for instance, Mr. Indian
had succeeded in spending the Bicci and
Sinclair dollar for whisky and had got
spiflicated. Who would have been to
blame? Quite naturally the police
might be expected to lay it on the
Indian, Ricci and Sinclair are a pair
who get along by getting into print.
Invariably their day's work from
month to moath consists in trailing
some- unfortunate woman of the streets
to her retreat, or following the lead of
some hop-head who is used as a stool-
Special Meeting.
A special meeting of the barnmen
and mechanical department of the
Street Rallwaymen's organization has
been called for noxt Sunday evening
in the Labor Temple, to discuss matters vitally affecting their departments.
Edmonton Streetcar Strike.
An aftermath of the strike of street
railwaymen in  Edmonton, is on    announcement that a board of conciliation is to investigate the situation,
Oet on Voters' List.
Joe Hubble, president and acting
business agent of the Street Railway-
men, urges all members of the organization to get on the voters' list, for the
lists close on Monday October 1.
Big Stock of Booze Bought
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By Vancouver's Sugar King
THAT SOUR OLD MAN, B. T. Rogers, called on account of hia solemnity, "Jolly" Rogers, tho B. C, sugar
king, has laid in a stock of $15,000
worth of booze. Rogers is tho man who
experienced a strike at his plant a few
months ago, and who successfully kept
tho light up so long thnt some of the
strikers were beginning to have visions
of hunger if they did not get back to
work, or flnd other places. Some of
them found other places and some, naturally, had to go back to work.
During tho Btrike, old mun Rogers
went around with a special bodyguard,
and his plant was guarded night bnd
duy with men and guns. These men
cost Rogers enough to have given his
women and men employees a decent
wage under decont working conditions.
Also, it might be mentioned, thut the
money that Rogers plana to havo drunk
up, would feed a good many poor families this winter. It might be further
figured, too, thnt this $15,000 thnt bus
gone for boozo, would naturally affect
tbe prico of sugar.
The Foderntionist would be very interested to hear of some of this "leading citizen's" charities. Thero arc
wealthy men in the world who feel sort
of guilty about the fact, and do something for their fellow earth-beings.
How about Rogers) Has he evor been
known to lend a helping handf Of
course, he may have, but nobody ever
heard about it. In fact his reputation
Ib tho other, way—that ho is a nickel-
Bqucczer. But he scorns to treat his
stomach pretty well, and, judging from
tbo list of "liqueurs" ho stocked up
with, his must be a very discerning
palate of long and steady education,
j    Now, whnt is old "Jolly" going to
do with all that booze f A Chink bought
$1100 worth, according to report, but
he no doubt intends to peddle it in
some manner. Ia Rogers going to sell
it in thc faco of the Prohibition Act!
The "dry" squad, when it is organized,
ought to single out Rogers' home aa the
first onc to be raided. Under the act,
any policeman, or detective, can just
walk into a private dwelling without
knocking and search the place for booze
—if they "auBpect" it is kept for sale.
It does not seem possible4 thnt Rogers wants so much booze for his own
stomach. Nor for hia frienda' tummies.
■ Meanwhile, the poorer classes must
go without the sort of thing that the
rich man, like Rogers, ia privileged under the Prohibition Act to have. The
poor man can not even have his beer
any more, though the percentage of alcohol in beer is very low, and it is
looked upon aa good food for the hard-
worked man at tho end of a day's
But thc rich, who were protected by
tliic act, may fill their cellars nnd hold
nightly carousals in their homes for all
the prohibitionist lenders enro.
"iTolly" Rogers of the sour visage iB
not the only one among Vancouver's
wealthy men who have acquired a big
stock of booze, A lot of the same fellows who have loaded thoir cellars with
thousands of dollars' worth of whiskey
insist on their underpaid employees contributing to the Patriotic Fund.
In all justice and equity, the said
employers Bhould have put uside for
charitable work nmong the poor and unfortunate, the money which they have
squandered during the past week on
laying in tremendous stocks of booze,
—Joy See.
Bloody   Bayonet  Adopted
as Lab©rt Insignia
of Fraternity
In The Federationist of Sept. 14,
there appeared the fallowing;
"The thirty-third anaual eonvention of the
Tradea. and Labor Congress of Canada will
meet in the city of Ottawa on Monday, Sept.
17, The eyes of tha Workers will be hopefully directed to the deliberation! of.the convention, with the exptetatton that the attitude already taken by organised labor
throughout the Dominion in regard to all
questions growing oat of the war, will be reaffirmed and sueh further recommendations
offered as the highest and best interests of a
progressive and militant labor movement demands.
'(It Is but fair to aay tbat the Canadian
Labor movement haa not willingly surrendered any of Labor's privileges to the forces
of reaction, on account of the specious sophistries of politicians and war boosters.
The attitude assumed by the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada hss been an eminently sane one, from the standpoint of
Labor and democracy, ever since the war
broke out.
"It has not temporarhed with conscript
slavery, bat through ita officials has openly
and emphatically condemned it.
"Its attitude ln regard, to wealth conscription for war purposes has been unequivocally stated as that of being emphatically
in favor of it down to tbe last farthing,
If necessary.
"Taken all round, and upon all questions
of consequence to the workers, the attitude
of Canadian organised labor has been In
Btrlking contradistinction to that of the
United States,
"It has been marked wtth no spirit of
truckling to reactionary governmental tendencies,
"It has not been swerved from progressive
and militant lines by the patronising sophistries of wily politicians.
"It has not been carried off its feet by
the intoxication of machine made patriotism.
"It has remained eminently sane In the
face of this world fury of blood and slaughter, quite willing to do Its part in making
the world safo for capitalism against feudalism, but steadily refusing to voluntarily surrender any of the hard-won privileges tbat
the workers have wrung from the past.
"The Federatlonist expects that the convention will mark time for the Labor movement of this western -continent, by the reaffirmation of a vigorous, militant, and progressive policy of warfare against the political and economlo regime of feudal and
capitalist autocrats, that has thrown the
world Into the present holocaust.
Only Courageous Whistling.
And now The Federationist takes it
all back. If the "eyes of the workerB" were "hopefully directed" to the
deliberations of the aforesaid labor
congress they must now be. feeling
rather qualmish over the rude shattering of their hopes, that is, if they expected anything really militant and
progressive at the hands of that gathering. For, to tell the honest truth,
never has a convention of alleged labor
representatives registered a .more complete and abject surrender to the sinister and baneful influences of political
chicanery and reaction, than did the
late convention of the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada.
The Federationist openly acknowledges that its size-up of the Canadian
labor movement was faulty and its
optimistic prognostications unwarranted in fact. The wish waB probably
father to the thought. It was no doubt
inspired by the well-known radicalism
of the Labor movement of tbe west
and stimulated by the hope that the
sluggish and moribund Labor movement
of the east might be impelled by the
pressure of current events to wake up
to the necessity of becoming something
more worthy of a great cause than to
be merely used as a cheap politicnl annex of capitalism and a sort of foot-
mat upon which capitalist politicians
might wipe their dirty feet.
But, however faulty may hnvo been
the judgment of The Federationist in
ItB size-up of the Labor movement of
the Dominion, as quoted above, it will
be geuernlly conceded that no more determined effort to maintain .courage by
loud whiBtling was ever yet put forth.
The Usual Opera Bouffe.
The usual comic opera performance
of fraternal delegates solemnly delivering their stereotyped message from
(Continued on page 8)
Hastings Street Establishment Gets in Bad With
a Union Customer
Stores that place in their windows
marked-down goods, with the intention
of attracting patrons who pass by,
ought to be .willing to Bell such goods
at the price marked on them. A union
man had an experience the other day
with a atore on Hastings street that.
will take some explaining. In the display window there wbb a doll buggy
with two dolls in it. It was marked
"$1.50." So the man walked in, up
to the toy department, and wus told
that a Bimilnr buggy was priced at
♦1,75. He protested and waa Anally
told he was a "cheap guy" or aomethlng of the sort. The man in question, and his family, had been doing
business for a considerable time with
this store. It is safe to say ho will
go elsewhere hereafter. "There are
enough legitimate bargains to advertise, without trying to fool anybody,"
said thc man in laying his complaint
before The Fcderntioniat.
Strike Lasted tot Tm Days ud Tied
Up Much Work.
After u strike in Snn Francisco shipyards, which lasted ten days, completely paralyzing work on *120,000,0(JO
worth of government contracts, the men
will return to work today. Twenty-live
thousand men were affected.
Formerly l conductor In tbe employ of the
B. C. E. B., was killed In aetion August 21.
He wu ft nfttlve of Scotland, but came to
Vanconver ft number of years ago. He it
•urvi-red by bis. father, four sinters, two
brothers and his wife, who resides at 88
, Twenty-second avenue east.
Rev. Vance Is the Latest
Suggestion as Political
And now Bev. Vance is suggested aB
the "win-the-war" candidate. Politicians of the tory stripe have suggested
him. The general' public, no doubt, if
Mr, Vance allows hia ambitions to carry
him so far as to get into the political
arena, will suggest that Vance, if he
is so Btrong to "win the war" would
make himself a good soldier. He'a a
whole lot younger than a lot of men
who are now doing their bit. He's
about aix feet tall, and muscular. That
he haB plenty of nerve is shown by the
way be manages to keep at the head
of the "win-the-war" procession, all
the time knowing that, if he really ia
deairdiis of winning the war, it is only
a step to a recruiting office.
But Vance is just like, a whole lot
other opportunists. Be is a pretty good
minister—ao they say—nnd he is a
good, Bpeaker. By using hiB ministerial
position and his vocal accomplishments
it becomes easy for such a man to attract popular attention. Naturally,
when the politicul parties are all balled
up over which Bide ought to "win the
war,", it is a grand opportunity for
Vance to get on the newest political
bandwagon. So up he climbs. Ho sat
among the ordinaries for awhile, but
that wouldn't do. So he climbs over
onto the seat and now he's almost
driving. He will be driving, too, if
some of the others ambitious to drive,
do not watch out.
B. P. Davis, the lawyer, is driving
the wagon at present. At least he's
thc man who has made the most noise
—up to date. In this connection it
may be opportune to nsk if it is a fact
that E. .P. Davis is counsel for thc
Canadian Northern railway, and what
his annuut retainer •si Is it $15,000,
as it is said to be? How much of hiB
time does he give to thc O. N. R.? Is
it an hour a yeur? If so, what is he
paid for? Also, may it bo asked, is
the Canadian Northern railway the
.suine line that thc Borden government
proposes to give some sixty million
dollars for? Furthermore, is there any
connection between E. P. Davis' present nctiviti-ea and his railway retainer?
Man From the East Surveys
Situation and Leaves It
Where It Was
Plumbers' Smoker.
A smoker will, be given at thc Labor
Temple tonight by the Plumbers' union,
nnd it will be made the occasion for a
celebration of prohibition, which comes
into effect on Oct. 1.
Dealers Are Well Satisfied
With the Result of
the Visit
Judged by the great satisfaction with
which the coal dealer* received the announcement that C. A. Mugrath, fuel
controller for Canada, that the.price
of coal, for the time being, must be
♦8.50 delivered in Backs, thoae gentle-
men in the business must have been
expecting almething worse. Quite a
number of them, in fact most of them,
had shortly bofore boosted the price
to #9 a ton. Reminds one of the fellow who wants to make a trade putting
the price up bo that the settlement
finally tt.11 be about what he really
wanted to sell for,
It was noticed that Mugrath did all
thiB in one day. He came here and
inside of 24 hours knew all aboat the
coal situation and wbat the customer
ought to pay. If, as dealers say, the
trouble realty lies in the high price
charged by the mines, why didn't Ma*
grath extend his investigations to the
mines, or have Nichol Thompson, his
local adviser, do itf Perhaps Thompson has. If so, coal users would very
much like to know how far he has got.
However, if the fuel controller goes
on the principle of allowing the mines
to earn a "reasonable proflt" on their
capitalization, the prices will never
come down. The Canndiaa Collieries,
owned by Mackenzie ft Mann, it will
be remembered, were bought by those
two bucanneers for $11,000,000 from
the Dunsmuir interests. Mac and Mann
immediately turned round and made a
cool ten million or sueh a sum, by peddling the properties to English shareholders. Thiis conl users, if the fuel
controller decides the mines ought to
earn a proflt on that capitalization,
will have to pay the normal rate of
interest on aome ten, million stock.
It seems a pity that such things
should be possible. The men who mine
the coal get but a very small part of
the cost to the coal dealers at the pit*
It begins to look very. much as if
the Borden government has waited till
prices have gone abvn*. as high ax the
people will stand" for, before "interfering" and then only to Bet the
prices "juBt where they're at."
International Organiser Schneider Is
Making a Second Trip Through
This Territory.
George J. Schneider, representative
of thc International Brotherhood of
Paper Mnkers, is nguin a visitor in
Vnncouver, this week. Org. Schneider,
whoBO home town is Appleton, Wis.,
hns spent tho pnst few months in thc
west across the line. Ho is puying ono
of the livest locnls in Cnnndn, thc
Powell Rivor membership, n visit today
nnd muy look into thc possibilities
elsewhere nlong tho Pacific const before returning to hendqunrtcrs nt Albany, N. Y. Mr. Schneider likes Vnncouver und is a good booster for the
Terminal City all the time. .He Buys
Vancouver unionists aro muking good
und he cnn see mnny changes for the
bettor sinco his lust trip here. His
flattering observations covering Thc
Fedorationist as a Labor paper, almost
caused thc manager to bluah; modesty
alone forbids quotation. But at that
Org. Schneider richly deserves the success he has mado of hia orgnnizntion
in this territory. Incidentally, it might
bc mentioned thot thc international's
membership is now well over the lt,000
murk, und still going up.
Reports Next Meeting From
National and International  Delegates
Discussion Goes On as to
Adoption of the Swing
Shift System
According to President Hubble of the
Street Bailwaymen's organisation;
there has been considerable discussion
about the adoption of the swing-shift
Bystem, bnt it should be quite clear to
members that this could not possibly be
adopted without an amendment to tha '
international constitution. No doubt
there is something to be said on both
sides, but owing to the constitution and
conditions in general it would be in
the best interests of the organisation
to wait until the constitution can be
amended, the war is over and conditions become more settled.
There was a good attendance at Wednesday night's meeting when there
were more than 100 present. Twenty
new applications were received and
acted upon.
It !b hoped that the memben will
get the habit of regular attendance
and to use President Hubble's words:
"The same as an appointment to go to
lodge or meet one's girl."
The next meeting of the union ia
expected to be especially interesting,
as there will be a report from Bro. Cottrell, delegate to the Trades and Labor
Congress convention, and from Fred
A. Hoover, who will return at the end
of the month from the international
convention at Providence, B. I.
Agreement Reached With the Pacific
Dredging Oompuy Laat
The employees of the Pacific Dredging company, who went on strike laat
Saturday, returned to work yesterday
afternoon, having agreed to accept an
increase of 25 centa a day in wagea all
round. The men asked for an increase
of 50 cents. The officials of the company also agreed that a further adjustment would be made If the Wages in
shipyards, now in course of negotiation,
were increased. Victor B. Midgley,
business agent of the Trades and Labor
council, was of great assistance to the
drodgermen. Two or three meetinga
were hold with cotapany officials before
a settlement waa finally nrrived at. The
drodgermen will organise as a bona fide
union, and will come into the ranks.
The striko wns very well conducted.
The men, however, went nn unaccustomed way ubout it—struck Jrst ond
organized afterward. Tho increase applies to ull thc employees such ub lever-
men, oilers, firemen, deckhands, etc.
Well-known Engineer Weds and Departs for the South on
' Honeymoon.
Fred McOruw, second engineer of the
Princess Charlotte, und Miss Winifrid
Bcuslcy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.
J. Beasley of Mount  Pleasant, were
unit-nil   in   ihn   lw.1..    I..*,...!..   ,£ t-1	
Wood Dealers in High Glee
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Overlooked by "Controller"
While Nichol Thompson, tlie fuel
"controller" fur British Columbia, \s
running round the provinco talking the
coal situation over with coal-mine
owners and dealers in coul, h*e seems
to be entirely overlooking the fact thnt
thc price of wood !h ns bud in its effects upon thc general public, especially tho working man, ns coal is. The
w<jod-dealers have raised their prices
clear out of sight. They hnven 't a leg
to stand on in an argument ns to why
wood prices should have gone so high.
They don't ship wood over to Europo
to "help win thc wnr/' nor is it used
up for any wnr purpose, not even the
building of ships for the munitions
board.   Whilo   there   have been some
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EnifMic Psrtnsles Pettlnloco, yo
Mr. anil  .Mr.,  It. ]>.  Pettlptl
Ihgaal son ot
slight lacroasos in wnges, the wood
dealers have rniscil tlieir prices so high
that a single lond just nbout po)*B fur
all tho wage increases.
Tho wood sharks nre reaping the
richest harvest in thc history of the
business. Hritish Columbin is full of
wood. It is easy for the dealers to get.
It ought to be u very cheap, instead
of a very expensive fuel.   Yet it is not.
Thnt is something thc nachydortna-
tous fuel "controller" ought to'bc nblc
to flnd oat without running round the
country piling up an expense account.
Incidentally, Thompson appears to bo
taking an unusually keen interest in
politics In conneotlon with his "con*
trolling" of the fuel situation, if onc
is to believe what onc sees in the dally
press. Nicholas appears to be very interested ia tho "WinlhoWur" politicul purty, which in reality is nothing
more nor less than a scheme of the
ilyin*; Bordotl government to help "win
tin* election." And Thompson wus gen*
orally looked upon us u mnn of roason*
nblc porlplcaclty. Perhnps he is nnd
hus nn eye to persons] glory. Which
to sny thc loaat, will be very fleeting,
for nfter the election the Horden government and its supporters will be retired, permanently, it iB hoped.
As to the wood sitnntion nt present:
They Bell il by "lends''—a "smnll"
lond and n "doable" loud. Why don't
they sell it by the cord, bo customers
will know what they are getting. The
"smnll" loud is little more tliun n
w-heclburrow will hold, while the
"double" lond is n pile of up-ended
sticks Whloh don't go very fnr in the
kitchen stove or the fiirnnce.
united in thc hnlv bonds of matrimony
'     Rev. W. H, Vance,    at    ChirBt's
church, Inst Monday. Only immediate
friends of the bride and groom were
prcBent. Sandy Montcith of the immigration department, Victoria, wns
best mon, and Miss Ethel Hardy of
Victoria was bridesmaid. They left
for the south afterward and their
many friends gave them a rousing re*
ccption at the wharf.
City of Vancouver Ia Still the Cheapest Employer of Labor in
Theae Parts.
A mass meeting of civic employees
will bc held at the Labor Temple tonight, to consider a demand for Increased wages. The demands uro to be .f.'I.SS
it day for laborers, nnd $.1.50 for teamsters, Vancouver city Is still thc cheapest employer of labor hero. Somo of
thc old men are still paid as low as
♦2.50 a day.
The advent of tho Teamsters' union
makes thc outlook brighter for tho civio
employees in the event of a strike, for
tho new orgnnizntion will Btand firmly
behind tho others. This indicates of
whut moral assistance onc union may be
to another.
One of the Most Rapidly progressing
Unions Formed in This
Moro than two hundred members
have joined the newly-orgAtiir.cd Butchers nnd Ment Cutters' union, which was
only started about three weeks ago,
Thc orgnnization includes not only Vancouver and New Westminster, but the
surrounding district. The meeting date
has been changed from Mondays to
Tuesdays. Bro. Hoffman, fifth vice-president of thc internntionnl, who also is
business agent of the local in Seattle,
addressed tho meeting last Monday
night. He enme over in the business
ngent's ear, and nlso brought the as*
sistnnt business ngent with him. The
Seattle scale h fur greater than tho
lornl scale. Officials of the Trades nnd
labor council have been of assistance
to tho I1'nl In getting wages the employers refused to pay. •PAGE TWO
..September 28, 1917
The Dentist and the Public
By W. J. CURRY. 301 Dominion Building
fl The average dentist is too busy making a living to bc much interested in preventing dental defects. The average doctor is not anxious
to abolish his source of revenue and the undertaker is not trying to make
everybody live a thousand years.
C\ Today many of us are living off tho misery of others. "Naturo is
red in beak und claw," and so is tho world toduy uiifter competition
and 'until mankind knows enough to stop fighting and to co-operate for
tho common good, we will never solve tho problem of urul health or
abolish thc physical and financial ills of our race.
<jj Why close our -eyes to thc factsl Today the samo forces aro with
us as brought decline and death to the groat civilizations of antiquity.
They were also "God's chosen people" nnd yet thoy arc gone.
fl We huve today tho same concentration of wealth, thc same growing
degradation and exhaustion of tho poor and an idle rich drunk with
power and luxury probably as mentally and morally degenerate as any
cluss that has ever ruled and robbed humanity.
fl . We have, moreover, the advance guard of 800 million husky barbarians of tho Orient alrcudy with ub and while we aro fighting among
ourselves, how can we copo with theso dangers, and what iB the uae of
patching teoth and sprinkling rose water around dar social sewers if
wo do not take stock of our condition and unite for common defence?
(]f Some dentists arc becoming weary of working on diseased mouths
and some physicians are tired of hiding tho loathsome diseases of men
and women and are anxious to start eradicating the social disorder of
which these physical conditions aro but the symptoms. But w-e have to
pay advertising* rates to get the facts to the public and some papers will
not take them at that.
fl, It is a well-established fact that dental deterioration only began
with slavery. It is one of the penalties of class antagonism and of one
class living on thc backs of the others. Our prehuman ancestors had
good teeth; so did tho ape-like man and our savage ancestors who
roamed over the north of Europe had excellont teeth and they knew
how to use them. All through tho ages of savagery and barbarism,
men and women had no trouble of this kind but the mummy remains
of the ralers ond aristrocrats of Ancient Egypt give evidence of diseased teeth, luxury and idlencsa liko poverty and exhaustion are.equally
destructive to our physical and moral well-being, and "the wages of
this sin is death."
Q But defective teeth among the masses is largely a modern symptom.
■ A century ago the white race was almost free from this trouble, while
today over 95 per cent, of thc children in our schools and of the peoplo
we meet in the streets have defective teeth. The chief cause may be
attributed to nn impropor diet. We do not eat right nnd our food is not
properly-prepared.       , ,
fl A brief edition of our dental deterioration, if furnUnea by a study
of what has taken place among the Coast Indinns of this province.
Examine thc skulls in our museums. Bome years ago I examined a number of skulls up the Fraser Biver where a landslide had uncovered an
ancient burial place. It was easy to distinguish the young from the old
by tho degree the teeth were worn down through masticating dried
salmon, which was the chief food of that tribe. But there were no decayed teeth and no absorption of tho bony structure through pyorrhea
and yet the descendants of those people are afflicted with oral disease
just as we are. The few old Indians, of today, remaining, usually have
sound teeth while their grandchildren's teeth are, if anything, worse
than ours. This is because they have adopted our methods of eating.
Tho old Indians had sound teeth mainly becauso they used them- "Use
or lose" is a law of naturo. The dry salmon and roots they fed on
demanded thorough mastication. At the same timo these "savages"
were communistic, fraternity existed among the tribes. They did not
understand "profit from cold-storage." They all shared alike and they
ull had abundance of food, of fnesh air, exercise and rest. They frequently changed their abode nnd left their dirt behind them.
S   The. great thing, however, was that they masticated.   Thero was no
oppy food; no "bite nnd a Bup" method and no, "gone to lunch—
' back in five minutes" signs (fa their door; no postum or Lipton's tea
on sale.
S Another reason was, they had good mothers., Maternity was to
em a physiological function to look forward to, a welcome, not a pathological crisis to be prevented ns it is with our race. The mothers of the
tribe wore no hobble skirts or corsets to deform themselves and endanger
their offspring, and they- walked on their feet, not on their tocu and had
no corns. Their babes were not fed on milk intended for calves, yor
on drugstore preparations made to sell. Park Davis1 Vaccine to "cure"
pyhoflrhea, smallpox, etc., had not been discovered.,
j-Q Nabune intended mothers to nurse their infants until the teeth
'erupted and after that nature intended the teeth to grind food. Nature
never intended men and women to, eat soft food and to uso the teeth as
the breeding places of microbes and so, today, to suffer because of disobedience to natural law and ignorance does not exempt us from tho
penalties of violating the laws of health and physical development.
Q It is also true that our teeth are not properly developed because
much of our food does not contain the necessary elements to develop
them properly. Our schools would do well to teach more physiological
chemistry, leven if they had to cut out some of their dead languages,
ancient literature and "patriotism." A knowledge of food values is of
great importance. Between trusting our bodies to the doctor and our
souls to the'preacher, we have come to grief,
<Q The Indian ia ttoday adopting our methods of eating, with disastrous
results. He boils his salmon, uses white flour, and is a regular sugar
fiend. He Is almost extinct on this continent now, while thero were
millions of them a century ago. *
fl, It is not it question of "no lime in the water," because the northern
savages have as good teeth as ever. Tbe deer, the cow, dog and horse
and the old Indians use the same water as we use. We get the phosphate and carbonate of lime which gives density and resistance to our
teeth, not from Hme in the water, but from the food and when; we learn
to -eat whole wheat bread, stop drinking while we eat, and thoroughly
masticate our food and cleanso our teeth, our oral health will be improved.   But there are many other things  we must do also to be saved.
■fl   When our mothers dress rationally and feed their Infants as nature
intended them to, we will be on the road toward oral and physical health.-*
So, after/all, our trouble is not with our teeth so much as with our.
heads.   The food stuffed into the brains of our children is also based
ob production for profit and not for use.
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Suggestions Heard That the
School Board Ought to
Busy Itself
Spends Much Time and Talk
While Children Are
in Danger
Within a stone's throw of-thc school
bonrd administration building where
tho board holds long meetings and solemnly deliberates upon thia and that,
are-a lot of old swings and playground
apparatus that are a constant menace
to the life and limb of the children of
the Central school. That it is possible
to be "too near to Bee" is proven by
the close proximity of the school board
to these dangers to the children.
It is about time the school board got
busy ahd gave some attention to the
playgrounds. The Central school ground
is looking very delapidated, what with
swings that are broken and other
things. The swings are especially something that ought to be looked after immediately. It would be much easier to
fix them, and make them safe, than to
try to keep the children away from
Perhaps the failure of the board to
fix these swings is because there isn't
money enough at the board's disposal.
In which event it might be suggested
the board pass tho hat at somo meeting
The swings can be fixed with very littlo
expense. The fact that they have not
been repaired" before this is duo to general negligence.
It would be a pity if the board should
wait till some child was badly hurt by
reason of carelessness on the part of
the board, and those who may be responsible, more especially for. the upkeep of the playgrounds.
Conscientious Objectors and
Pacifists Are the Salt
of the Earth
The supreme test for devotion is suffering. Judged by this standard there
aro no more devoted Britishers at this
moment thnn those who have Buffered
for their convictions on warfare. It is
doubtful if in the history of Eome—
pagan or papal; or in the history of
slavery—chattel or industrial; or in the
history of despotism—ancient or modern, there can bo found a more glorious
record of fidelity midst adversity than
is offered by the conscientious objectors
of the old country. It is not neoessary
to share their viewpoint to do them
justice. Their interpretation of the Ufe
and teaching of the Divine Carpenter
may be altogether faulty. Or it may
not be. Their-concepts may be visionary, their logic defective and their de-
ductions erroneous. All this may be
true. Or it may be untrue. The correctness or otherwise of their position
is for the moment not in question. To
the vast majority of the British race
their position is unthinkable, untenable
and absurd. Lo.t this be freely admitted. But where in the annals of the
human race will you find a more inspiring story of loyalty to conviction,
of Oblivion to opprobium, and of pa-
tienco through suffering than in the
story of the persecutions of Christians
in Britain in the years 1915-1917? Here
is a chapter which will thrill the
hearts of the grant unborn for countless generations. Ab the .yeara roll by
and the deeds of today are viewed from
the perspective of tomorrow, errors,of
judgment will be forgiven; kinks of
reasoning will be excused and there
will stand out in clear relief the magnificence of the faith and the splendid bulldog tenacity of purposo of the
extreme pacifists who lived during the
great world war. Against such tnen
as these Prussianism is impotent.
Against this rock of consecrated devotion to a noble ideal the waves of hate
and lust and war will forever beat in
vnin. Militarist may rave but it cannot subdue; it may threaten but it
cannot intimidate; it may persecute
but it cannot overthrow. Here is one
impregnable barrier to the onrush of
despotism. Here is the spirit which
defies demons nnd men. Of this material were tho martyrs made. In thiB
mould were shaped the men who have
endured the rigors of heat nnd cold,
hunger and thirst, sickness und pain.
And of like far vision were tho seers
who generations back foresaw the golden age. On these are pronounced the
beatitudes of the Muster of Men, and
to these will bo uttered the final and
grateful "well done." To call such
as these'"slackers" is a misuse of
terms. The slncker is the spineless
product of a sordid age. He is a troglodyte amongst men. He shirks duty,
hates danger and fears pain. Ho seeks
refuse in every storm. In war-time
he takes the line of loust resistance.
To escape opprobium he dons the uniform—preferably that of antofficer. He
disports the habiliments of the courageous. He lights his battles at the
club. He fills only noii-combatant positions nnd these he fills with great gusto.
At the first prospect of active service
ho seeks nn interview with the surgeon and obtains a pass for home. He
is .loud in his denunciation of the conscientious objectors and bitter in his
comments on tho anti-conscriptioniBts.
At flag-waving he is a pastmaster and
as a win-the-war orator he is in grent
dehinnd. But to confuse such as these
with indomitable spirits of the passive
resistance movement is on inexcusable
display of mental and moral ineptitude.
—Tho Week, Victoria;.
If tho averago wago of tho worker
and the average income of the working
farmer is but barely sufficient to enable
them to continue thoir existence, what
business is it of their how many billion dollars of debt this, that or the
other government contracts for war or
any other purposof
Ex-President of District No. 18
Heard from "Somewhere In France'
Ex-President of District 18, United Mine Workera 6t America, of Bellovue, Alberta, who has been overseas "doing his bit" for more than two years, and
reported as "I am well" up to a few weeks ago. Mr. Stubbs wbb conceded
to be one of the ablest trade unionists over produced by the coal minors of
the Crows Nest Pass district. His many friends will wish him a safe return
to hts old haunts, so that he may participate in the task of "making Canada
.safe for Democracy," which will, evidently, be as tough a job as trenchwork
at the front.
From Parm's
Potato Patch
Exposing Ukker for Sale.
Yesterday's proceedings in the polico
court at Hyack Canyon attracted a
large crowd, hiany coming over from
Junkville and Semianoo Bay. Judge
Jones waB in fine fettle when he took
his seat on the bench. Then old man
Burnley hollered out, "Order in court,"
and all the spectators stood up. ThiB
displeased his lordship, who sternly
said, "Sit down." Burnley made a
bungle the firBt crack out of the box.
The.firat case called was Dan Lyons,
an old-time horse dealer in the canyon,
for whom Tim O'Rourke appeared, was
summoned for exposing for sale illicit
ltkker, which:had been made within'the
past 24 hours in contravention of the
Liquor Law.
Bill Short, the'county inspector, stated at noon on Sunday he saw defendant delivering likker from hiB wagon,
in which was a locked trunk. He examined the wagon and found in the
bottom of the trunk 19 quart bottles of
fresh-made    hioonshine.       Everybody
knew that Dnn was a notorious moonshiner, freebooter, smuggler nnd horse-
trador of many years standing. He
hoped his lordship would sock it to 'em
this time. Dan has been up several
times in horse cases, but managed to
bamboozle the court. This time, however, meant seven years penal servitude for Dan. '
Judge Jones—"Bamboozle" is not a
good word at this time,
Tim O'Rourke argued that thc whiskey 60 found was not being exposed fof
Judge Jonos^-You say that ia not an
Tim 0 'Rourkc—We are summoned
for exposing for sale, and the bottles in
thiB trunk is not exposing for sale
Judgo Jones—That is a point well
"Yes, my lord," said Tim. "Anything that is locked up is not exposed."
The audience applauded this poser,
old Burnley joining in tbe applause.
The judge smiled and sternly called
"Order in court!"
"Bill Short, n member of the cold
water brigade, was sworn to do his
duty by the citizens," said counsel for
defense, "but he went sneaking around
trumping up numerous troubles for
well-known citizens," Dan was well-
liked by all old-time Canyonites, and
their native born children. He was a
benefactor to humanity.
Judge Jones dismissed the case, nnd
cautioned Dan to be more careful In
future. Everybody shook hands with
Dan—even Judge JoncB.
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JUST a last word to the people who wish to
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How Boys Display Patriot
ism When Elders Fail
\   in Loyalty
From various sources it now appears
that the strikes, mainly in' munition
works, in Germany during April, assumed great political significance. A*,
the English strikers were accused of being subsidized by German gold, the Berlin strikers were actually accused in
the Beichstag of being engineered by
English gold! Three hundred thousand
workers were on strike.
Although the immediate cause was
hunger, the neutral papers say that the
strike assumed also a mass demand for
peace. "The strike at Berlin," says
the Nieuwe Botterdamsche Courant,
"has become of great significance for
the development of democracy in Germany. The government has given a
share of the executive powed to the
delegates of the Berlin trade unions and'
has granted thom the right to' supervise the regulation of food distribution,
questions which it fortnerly would have
considered as its own unassailable privilege."
The great feature of the strikes, as of
the potato riots in Holland later, was
the refusal of the soldiers to shoot upon
the strikers. ThiB is the most terrifying apparition for the rulers of Europe.
Draft after draft of troops were
brought up in vain, until at last the
latest drafts of boy soldiers from 14 to
19 years old were found obedient, and
they fired on the people I
Well may Baden Powell, the great
chief of the Boy Scouts, be feted. Well
may he have his multitude of military
blunders covered under this one virtue:
He gave us the Boy Scouts and boy
militarists and the boy cadets. Let
parents learn the terirble lessons of
events in Europe when their boys are
bid to put on1 the* cadet uniforms. Some
day their fathers will be fighting for
liberty by the great weapon of industrial action. Only one way is left to
tlie ruling claBB to defeat them. They
are busy at it now. That way is to get
the sons so trained in military obedience and reverence for "constituted authority," that they will shoot down
their fathers in the hour of capitalist
danger.—The International.
.Victoria, B. C, Sept. 10, 1917.
Official Circular.
To all Organized Labor tn the Province
of British Columbia:
.Greeting: Following out the 'instructions of the special convention, held in
Vancouver on Labor Day, the executive of the above Federation hereby issues an appeal for funds to carry on the
political campaign inaugurated at that
The effectiveness of the campaign
will be deteftnined by the financial support received. To contest the different
constituencies which the executive considers likely to be suitable, we shall
need $1400 for election deposits alone.
This, however, is not all that will be
required. Funds must be available for
the purpose of carrying on the campaign, for the publication of literature,
for the expense of the candidates and
a hundred and one thingB that must be
done, if our efforts are to be of any
Some of tho constituencies are of
considerable extent, and will be somewhat costly, others again will be easy
to cover, and those are the largest industrial centres, and. where we should
look for our greatest support financially. The fact that the effectiveness of
the campaign throughout the province
will be the greatest value to the movement should bc considered, nnd local
views should not be considered, rather
the campaign as a whole.
You now have the opportunity to
secure representatives of the workers in
thc Dominion house. The common danger 1ms brought us together politically,
a thing that has been desired for some
time. You now. have the opportunity to
show to thc world that when the workers are threatened by the powers of
reaction that the common need will
bring you together aB nothing else can.
That timo has arrived when we can and
should get representation. Upon or*
ganized lnbor rests thc responsibility.
Donations should be sent to Sec*
Treas. A. S, Wells, Box 1538, Victoria,
B. C. Receipts will be sent and the
list of donations published in The Federationist from time to time.
Trusting that your organization will
support us in thia, the greatest movement started in this province, I remain
fraternally yourB,
Sees Old Face Again.
Prohibitionists  may be shocked by
another tale which Col. Macdonnell
te)ls of General Currie. Tho general
has a most democratic wny of treating
the soldiers under him, no matter what
their rank. When inspecting some Pioneers, he paused in front of one,man
whose countenance seemed familiar.
"Let me see," said the general. "I
know your fuce, but enn't recall your
name.   Where did I Bee you IobM"
"In the Grotto at Victoria, sir,"
was the reply. "I used to be bartender
there."—Mixer and Server,
He's & Devil.
The Scot (in confiding mood)—Mon,
I've been a recklesB young dcevil in me
day. I had a flno chance in life an'
wasted it. An auld ount died and left
nle five pounds, an'—would ye beleeve
it, mon!—I'd ble wed the whole lot in
seven yours.—Sketch.
Only ion of Mr. J. A. '8eeely, 1076 Seymour
' itreet,* ex-president ind ex-secretftry of
the Vancouver Bridge ind Structural Iron
Worken' anion, wbo it this week reported
is "killed in action," between Auguit IS
and 20. . Pte. Seeley WH 28 yean of age,
born in Newfoundland, and had worked at
hln trade as a machinist in New Haven,
N. H„ prior to coining to Vancouver some
four yean ago. He swtr service at Vimy
Ridge. He enlisted here with the lSlit,
but was later transferred to the 47th battalion.
"How Dry I Ami"
Vote for Borden and 'eatless days.
By the way, is YOUR name on the
voters' listf
If the Borden government were to
survive another term there will be no
need for a "food controller."
Revolutionists are those who fail to
produce the power to enforce. After
they win out the law-and-order bunch
become the rebels.
These are the days when politicians
are busy '' shaking'' the electors'
hands. After election day they will
shake you altogether.
TMb is just to remind vou that, in
addition to its customary* profits, the
Armour Packing company made $15,-
303,368 of war profits in 1916.
Organized labor in Vancouver will
hold a nominating convention on October 9, under the auspices of the B. C.
F. of L. Every union should be represented.
■ Ask the retail clerk who serves you
whether he carries a union card or not.
Then demand union-made goods from
"Fed." advertisers, and you'll be
"It seeme strangs that he could plunder a great corporation like that for
years without being found out." "Well,
yoa see, the corporation was* pretty
busy itself."
The way U. S. authorities are making
that country "safe for democracy" will
probably result in a real democracy before long. There is as fine a little revolution'brewing over there us ever was
staged iu Russia.
At Winnipeg the central labor body
und The Voice arc kicking because the
Ottawa authorities gave no representation to Lnbor on the exemption tribunals. In Vancouver it seems to bc the
reverse.   So what's the use?
If tbe wage-workers of thia continent
intend to remain on earth they had better hurry up and organize, preparatory
to taking united nction to help themselves. Otherwise even tho "free nir"
signs will soon disappear.
Whereas it has been known and declared that the poor have no right to
the property of the rich, I wish it also
to be known and declared that tbe rich
have no right to the property of thc
poor.—John Ruskin.
'The only bright aspect to the war
is that through the suffering and the
privation which it haB caused a world
democracy will make itself felt, which
will effectually banish war and eliminate all possibility of another outbreak
of hostilities."
Canned goods arc under the ban of
the federal food "controller." Thia
enables the B. C. consumer of the mining and lumber camp "he" towns to
do without them iu the name of patriotism. It makes* it possible for the war
profiteers, fostered by thc government,
to sell to U. S. buyers, who in turn resell and transport in their own ships
to similar war lords in Europe. Thus
"wc" all get something.
If one can gather an impression of
the position of the convention of the
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada,
which has just adjourned nt Ottawa,
all the government has to do ia to enact
any kind of a law it wishes nnd the resistance on the part of orgnnized labor
is to be "passive." In the region of
the Rocky Mountains, however, the
workers aro still of the opinion that
'government must be witb the content of the governed."
Seattle trade unionists arc discussing
the advisability of building a new
Labor Temple, though the old one is
ono of the beat along thc Pacific. To
do this thc membership will assess
themselves 10 cents per month indefinitely. Vancouver unionists could easily redeem their mngniflcent Lnbor
Tctaple by the same process. Isn't it
about time to discuss the proposal f
Those interested are invited to express
an opinion in theso columns.
Judging from OtUwn dispatches yes-
terday it is not unlikely that representatives of the shipbuilding employors
and the employees *v\\] got togothflf
shortly. The joint delegation to the
Capital City will return during the *?nm-
ing week, and while there, tlicy were
evidently tendered •ome good BOUnd
advice.    This, combined with the Hnd-
Longshore Workers to Take
This Means of Showing
Their Appreciation
Workers on Vessels Stood
Firm in Refusal to Work
During the Strike
THE BIGGEST social affair in union
circles for many a long day will
be the banquet and dance which the
International Longshoremen's Association, Local 38-52, will give at Dominion
and Pender halls next Sunday night, in
celebration of the solidarity of the men
of the Canadian-Australian liner, Niagara, on the occasion of the recent longshore strike here. Tbe seamen, cooks,
butchers and bakers, and stewards and
pantrymen of the Niagara refused to
do a thing till the employers of labor
on the waterfront had reached a satisfactory agreement with the men on
strike. This was very much appreciated by' the local unionists who have
determined to give the crow of the
Niagara and the ladies a good time.
The banquet will be given at the
Dominion hall. Monday night at Pender hall there will be a reception and
dance to the ladies of the Niagara, on
which occasion a presentation will be
made by Miss Helena Gutteridge.
"It is expected that, including * the
crew of some 200, approximately five
hundred will sit down to the banquet,
and the majority of these will attend
the dance. The Delmonico cafe
will do the catering. Music will
be supplied by tbe famous Weaver's
orchestra at both the banquet and the
dance. A flashlight photograph of the
banquet party will be taken by S.
Spencer Jenkins.
Arrangements for the banquet and
dance are in very capable hands, and
the committee has been working very
hard for the success of the affair. This
committee is composed of Tom Scott,
D. Mathieson, H. F. Kissane, C. Mun*
zey, F. Chapman, A. Hills, J, McGimm,
Jenkins, J. Sheppard, J. Matthews
and Mitchell.
Gordon 7. Kelly hai been elected as
general toastm'aster of the banquet.
Victoria, B. C, Sept. 24, 1917.
, Official Circular.
To all Orgainzed Labor in the City of
Greeting: At a special convention of
tbe B. C. Federation of Lubor, held in
Vancouver on Labor Dny, the executive
committee recommended that working
class candidates be placed in the industrial centres throughout the province,
as anti-conscription candidates, at the
coming federnl elections.
This recommendntion was adopted by
an unanimous vote.
The executive was instructed to call
nominating conventions in such constituencies as it deemed ndvtsable, representation to be on the satoe basis as
at, the annual conventions of tbe Federation.
Following out tho decision of the
convention, a call is hereby issued to
organized labor in Victoria city nnd
vicinity, to elect delegates to attend a
nominating convention, to be held on
Wednesday, October 10, at 8 p.m., in
the K. of P. hall, North Park street.
Representation: Local unions will be
entitled to one delegnte for the first
hundred members, or fraction thereof,
nnd onc additional delegnte for each
adidtiomil hundred members, or major
frnction thereof; trades council, two
Please elect your delegates ns soon
as possible, and forward .credentials for
same to Secretarv-treosurer A. H. Wells,
Box 1538, Victoria.
Fraternally yours,
"We make all we Mil.
We tell all we make."
THE best choosing Ume is
now, ' when the selection is
new and unusually broad.
in all the correct styles and
materials of the season.
T——~0 MODELS, with1
broad or high muffled collars.
MATERIALS are in splendid
variety—all the fashionable
weaves and colors.
AT each priee you get the utmost of style and value that
can be given for the amount.
$15 to $50
And many prices in between
Oppotite Drysdale'i
Where do you buy your drugs?
Try the neatest branch of the Vancouver Drug C».
If you live in the city, there's one near you. We
have six stores, each located at a central point in the
various districts.
If you live outside the city, our mail order department gives you just the same service as we give over
our counters.  Address orders to main office.
We give prompt and courteous attention to your orders, either large or small.
405 Hastings St. W. Phones Bay. IMS * 1M6
782 Oranvllle Stntt Seymou 7013
8714 OranviUe Strett Bay. 2314 * 17440
41S Main Street Seymour 2038
8003 Fourth Ave. Wait Bay* 1333
1700 Commercial Drlw High. 233 A 17330
__. , Union-made Cigars.
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Ua    "m^eMMtatmiMmim*mmurtlMirrhmlmimmm
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When Buying a Cigar See that tbls UNION Bine Label Is on the box
Jngs oi the U. 8. special commission,
'Ihould provide » basis for arriving ut
a definite understanding. 80 mote it
"Never in tho history of Canadian
politicul campaigns were thc people
so much at sen ns they an; on the
eve of tho dissolution of the twelfth
parliament. They never know who
will win, though sometimes they
think they do. Bjt this time the
most positive politicians do not even
think they know how the contest will
end "
-This from the editorial columns of
the Daily Province of Wednesday.
None could appreciate such a situation
as does Thc Province. Makes it so
difficult to choose a "policy." But,
nfter all, there isn't so touch cause for
concern. Thc result of tho forthcoming
federnl election is int,even a guess.
It's a certainty. There will not bc
enough left of the Borden government,
after the close of the polls, to make it
worth while for the Conservatives to
journey to the Capital City when parliament meets in February next. If
there is one solitnry candidate of the
Borden maladministration 'elected west
of Winnipeg the stupidity of the^wage-
workers would bo too colossnl for
words. iTust whnt proportion of the
seats in Western Cnnnda the workers
will capture for themselveB Is hard to
say, bat, happily, thero is no doubt
about thc general result.
Beports from St. Paul's hospital,
where.Bill Traeger of the North Shore
Iron works wns operated on for appendicitis, last Monday, nre that lie is
Is Good
on the Serpentine, Nicomekl and Vedder-
along the Fraser Valley line.
Some flne catchei have been made on thete streams
lately.   Wade in and enjoy the sport.
For the Serpentine and Nicomekl, take the Jardine
local, leaving Oarrall itreet station at 6:30 a.m.,
weekdays (Friday at 5 a.m.; Sunday at'8:80 a.m.),
or regular Chilliwack trains.
For the Vedder, take Chilliwack trains leaving
Carrall itreet at 8:30 a.m., 12:60 and 5:36 p.m.
Oet off at Sardis; Vedder Crossing Inn is 2>/2 miles
from station. Phone ui to make reservation and
order stage.
For latest reports and general information, call
Seymour 6000 and ask for "Fishing Information."
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"Unity of Labor:  tbt Hope of tht World"
..September 28; 1917
AT A COST of more than #20,000,-
000, and something like ISO livM,
the big Quebec bridge at last
spans the St. Lawrence.   As an object
lesson of what the ingenuity and labor
of  man can accom-
A GREAT pllsh, it is most strik-
ENGINEERING  ing, indeed.    In an
FEAT. age     when     saeh
mighty achievements
are not only possible, but of such frequent occurrence aa to attract little
more than passing notice, one might
almost fancy that poverty and want
would be unknown among men and tho
Standard of human comfort and well-
being would indeed be high. But,
strange to say, in spite of the fact that
human ingenuity and skill has risen to
the occasion whenever an obstacle has
seen encountered in tho pathway of industrial progress, and found' means to
either remove or surmount such obstacle, the cirse of poverty has not been
removed from human kind, but has,
upon the contrary, been accentuated,
and its withering clutch fastened upon
,an ever-widening circle of victims.
* »      *
What legitimate aud healthy human
purpose has been furthered by the
building of the Quebec bridge and the
' carrying out of the multitude of similar
great engineering feats and industrial
accomplishments of this and past ages!
To what oxtent has the burden of toil
been lifted from tho wealth producers
ef the race or the measure of their comfort and well-being been increased!
What 'benefit, either in a material,
moral, ethical or social sense, has accrued to human kind because of all of
these marvelous achievements! Materially the world is no better off today
than was the case ten thousand years
* *      *
In spite of the increased productivity
of labor that has been brought about
through the Industrial development of
the ages, the whole world still lives
from hand to mouth. All of the increased productive power due to the
perfection of the instruments of production, has accrued solely to the dominant class (slave masters) in human
society, and has been turned exclusively
to the increasing and extending of its
empiro of rule and robbery to the uttermost parts of the earth and glorifying its reign by the marvelous achievements of its slaves in the creation of a
vast multitude of things that are as ab-
' - solut-ely useless, senseless and foreign
to tho purpose of conserving any healthy and necessary human purpose as
was the building of the Egyptian pyramids by the captive Jews of tbe Jong
* *      *
Continents are dotted with cities poking their ugly and impudent skyscraper
snouts into the offended 'heavens; these
continents are gridironed with railways
and canals; a multitude of belching factories pollute the air with their poisonous stinks and fumes and the surrounding vicinity with moral and ethical rot;
the suffering earth is gouged full of
holes in the frenzied search for the
mineral treasures stored within her
ample bosom; the seas are covered with
the wonderful creations of man darting
hither and yon with maniacal fury in
mad quest of new worlds to ravage,
and new plunder to be gathered, and
yet it is not a whit easier for the slave
to get his living now than it waa for
his barbarian forebear to obtain his in
the days prior to the birth of human
slavery and the introduction of this
marvelous mechanical age. And at no
time in the history of human slavery
was the slave's existence so insecure as
now. Never was his hold upon life so
slight. Never were the prospects for
the morrow so uncertain.
* * *
1 At least three-fourths of the human
energy expended today is absolutely
wasted, as far as conserving any useful
human purpose is conccracd, A comparatively small part of tho peoplo of
the earth is engnged in the production
of things really noccssury to thc sustenance, comfort and hculthful well-
being of human kind. Theso things
consist almost entirely of food, clothing, shelter and the compnrutively few
articles that constitute tlio everyday
equipment of household economy und
family lifo. Tho great mass of production is outside of und beyond this and
ropresonts human lnbor absolutely
wasted, insofar us conserving any healthy human purpose is concerned. It
merely feeds fat the ambition of tho
presont day masters of slaves to point
with prido to their muryelous property
achievements iu the wuy of great railway systems, bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, warehouses, bunks, ships, etc., just
as it was tho equally worthy ambition
of ancient slave masters to point with
pride to thoir hanging gardens of Babylon or their pyrnmids of tho Nile. Yes,
tho successful building of tho Quebec
bridge was a gront engineering font,
and so was tho building of the Egyptian pyrnmids. And both wero accomplished by tho unpaid sweat of slaves.
Both arc monuments to human folly,
and liko all that has been done during
tho intervening time since tho captive
Jews sweat 'nonth tho Egyntinn sun,
thoy arc nlso monuments well calculated to commemorato the slavery that
mndo thom possiblo. In neither case
did thoy cost their ownors nnything.
Tlio slaves stood all the expense, oh
good slaves should. And the slaves uro
still loyal and true to form. They still
delight in sorvtng their masters faithfully and woll. No sooner la ono job
finished than thoy are ready and eagerly  willing  to  tackle  another.    Good
slaves, always, no matter whether the
job required is building pyramids and
bridges or killing each other. Thoy will
perform either tnsk with equal zeBt at
word of command, and without cost to
their masters.
"They arc sending back to Canada
for militnry duty a big bunch of men
and I have been picked to go. I have
been on two drafts for France. At
flrst I was passed as A-2; all that
class go to the trenches. Then I wns
graded R-2; thoy go to France also.
I am still in B-2 claas now, and wo
are all up in the air as to what they
want us in Canada for. Lots of
rumors why we arc going, back and
what we aro going to do, but haven't
heard anything definite."
The nbove is from a letter from a
Canadian overseas. The writer may be
"up in the air" about the matter, but
The Federatlonist is not. The military
was never wanted anywhere except for
one specific reason. Any one who has
been a soldier for any length of time,
or who has ever taken note of that for
which the military ia always used, ought
to be able to determine that reason. If
he does, he will not be "up in the air."
His feet will be firmly planted upon torra
flrmn. However, if curious Canadians,
along with the writer of the above, will
be patient, they will eventually learn
what "military duty" the referred to
"big bunch of men" will be called
upon to do "in Canada." Then it will
no longer be a military secret.
We have known of many horses and
mules going to war on behalf of their
owners and masters, but we never yet
heard of one voluntarily enlisting for
sueh service. They always have to be
And now comes word from Washington, D.C, that five American soldiers sent over to France with Pershing have committed suicide at the
French camp.
And now the German minister to Argentine, Count Luxburg, has proven
unworthy of the confidence placed in
him by his government. He was caught
with the goods on him.
The wago of tho working man is
equivalent to hay, oats nnd a stable to
the horse. No horse-ownier would be
so. foolish as to give his horse more
hay and oats than were requisite to
keep him in suitable working condition. Mnsters of wage slavos are
equally wiso in thoir treatment of two-
legged working animals.
If the wealth producers provide all
of the material requisites for carrying
on the war, and do it for nothing, and
at the same time furnish nearly all of
the human fodder for its cannon, nnd
that at the same price, how much Iobb
would be the burden upon their shoulders if the gloriously patriotic privilege of accumulating paper profits out
of the delectable game was completely
denied to their capitalist masters!
Secretary. Lansing has Informed
Chairman Flood of the house foreign
affairs committee, at Washington, that
he considers a probe of Bernstorff's at'
tempt to influence congress with a $50,-
000 fund, will be unnecessary. At least
$50,000 would be required to properly
handle a Liberal plugging campaign in
B. C, let alone a legislature. The very
pettiness of the sum Bhould exonerate
Bernstorff of having harbored any serious-intentions.
That the wealth producers of the
world provide all of the material things
for uso either In times of peace or times
of war, is indisputably proven by tho
fnct that these things aro only brought
forth by their labor. That they get
nothing for their .services is proven by
the further fact that thoy nevor have
anything. Upon tho average* they get
only sufficient to keep them alive and
in condition to continue working, and
ns they get this out of the product of
their own labor, it coats their capitalist
masters nothing.
The Miners' Federation nt Glasgow
demanded a 25 per cent, inrcease in
wages nnd also declared that it
would force the government to deal
fairly with those guilty of tho Mesopotamia blunder, says an exchange.
Just as though it was any of,the workors', business how many blunders government makes or how it deals with
those guilty of blundering in its service. The workers nevor have enough
to do in attending to thoir own, business. That is why thoy havo so much
timo to poke thoir noses into the business of othors.
SUNDAY, Sept. 30—Typographical1 Union; Bro, Loeomotivc Engineers.
MONDAY, Oet. 1—Machinists,
No. 720; Boilermakers; Electrical Workers; Tailors; Steam
TUESDAY, Oct. 2.—Amalgamated Curpenters; Shoe Workers;
Drodgermen; Butchers and
Meat Cutters; Cigarmakers;
Railway Firemen; Retnil
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3.—Press
Feeders; Plasterers; Tile Layers; Teatasters and Chauffeurs;
Metal Trades Council; Brewery
THURSDAY, Oct. 4—Trades and
Labor Council; Garment Workers.
FRIDAY, Oct. 5—Railway Carmen; Lotter Carriers; Civic
Employees; Molders; Pile Drivers and Wooden Bridge Build-
SATURDAY, Oct. 6 — Blacksmiths;    Bakers;'    Machinists,
.   No. 777.
In the Typographical union notes appearing in The Federationist of Sept.
14, announcement was made of voting
to be taken on several proposed amendments to the international law. Therein it was inadvertently stated that one
of the amendments provided for an increase in -the amounts paid to the pension and mortuary funds from, one-half
of one per cent, to one per cent. This
is not the intent of the amendment
submitted, and the adoption of it will
not increase the pension or morturay
assessments. The proposition in question establishes a minimum of 30 cents
per month for each of those assessments
and which a member must pay even
though he does not earn $60 in a month.
Mr. E. Oro received word during the
woek that his brothers, Will, who is
a member of Winnipeg typo, union,
and Len, who belongs to Vancouver
union, had both recovered from severe
wounds received in Franco about a year
ago, and wore again in the firing lino.
C. Uren ia in hospital in France, suffering from rheumatism.
A. E. Westerman deposited a travelling card from Toronto union, and T.
McPhoo, T. G. Millar, R. M. Nisbott,
Mrs. James Taylor and D. A. McHugh
have left for other parts.
The regular meeting takes place next
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
At the last open session of the board
appointed to settle the dispute between
the Electrical Work-orB1 and the B. C.
Telephone Co., held Wednesday night,
a determined effort of the men to have
tho profits and losses of the company
made known resulted in failure, Mr,
Justice Murphy, after a long discussion, ruling that the Lemieux Act did
not cover such a mattor, it being merely to ndjust wage scales.
Toamsters Doing Fine.
Thc ncwiy-orgnnized Teamsters'
union now has about 600 members. At
the meoting last night six delegates to
the convention to nominate working
claaa, anti-conscription candidates for
the federnl constituencies of Burrard
and South Vancouver, were elected.
This new union is devoting much energy to the assistance of other unions,
and the members arc demanding that
union cards or buttons be shown.
Mrs. Kemp Relieved.
At the meeting of the\ Canadian Association of Mothers nnd Wives of Soldiers nnd Sailors, Mrs. Janot Kemp,
who at first refused to resign the presi
dency and fainted when she wns criti
cized for her harvest-girl activities, was
relieved of her duties by the organization and Mrs. Mackeu was elected.
Joint Conference of Two
Unions Held to Secure
Better Understanding
POWELL BIVER, B. C, Beat. 25.—
A meeting of the I. B. of P. M., Local
142, was held in the central hall, Sunday, Sept. 23. A. delegation it rom the
I. fi. of P. S, and P. M, Local No. 76,
was invited by sthe Papermakers'.
Questions of vital importance to the
two unions were discussed jointly and
a definite plan of action, whereby the
unions could in futuro work to the beBt
advantage, was.drawn up.
Powell Biver locals can safely boast
of a set of officers second to none in
the province, officers who are capable
of directing the destinies of the two
unions and holding up their rights in
the Labor world.
After the nieeting, ox-Judge Mclnnes
addressed an open meeting. He touched
on several questions of vital interest
to the electors of tho province of B. 0.
and urged upon them to do some deep
thinking before casting their votes in
the coming federal oleotion.—W. J. P.
Notice to Hmbermeu.
A mass meeting of the International
Union of Timbermon, local No. 3, will
be held at the Labor Temple tonight at
8 o'clock. AU men working in or
around sawmills or planing mills, and
in logging camps, are requested to attend.
Mine Safety Contest,
At Ladysmith on Saturday a meeting of the Vancouver Island Mine
Safety association will be held at which
there will be competition between various teams of miners in mine rescue
first and third Thursdays. Exocutive
board; President, J. Kavanagh; vice-pm!-
*enti J. Hubble, general aeoretary, Victor
R. Midgley; treasurer, Fred Knowles; ser
geant-at-arniB, Goo. Harrison; trustees, J. H.
McVety, G. J. Kolly, A. MoDonald, A. J.
Meets   seoond   Monday   In   the   montb
President,  Geo. Bartley;   seoretary. R. H.
Neelanda, P. O. Box 66,
BARTENDERS' LOCAL No. 676.—Offloe,
Room 208 Labor Temple. MeeU first
Sanday of eaeh month. President, James
Campbell; financial secretary, 3. Smith, 610
Holden Bldg.; Box 431; phona Sey. 2672;
"cording secretary, Wm. MotUshaw, Globe
Hotel, Main atreet.
a) Union of America, Local No. 120—
£*•*■ AM "*,** Ttssdays ln the nonth,
Room SOS Ubor Temple. President, L. I.
Homtt; secreUry, 8. H. Grant, 1071 Alberni
Meet 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 8 p.m.,
Room 307. President, Oku. P. Smith; corresponding secretary, W. S. Dagnall, Bos 58;
flnanclal aeoretary, W. J. Pipes.
m U. B. W. of A.—Meets first and third
Wednesday of eaeh month, Room 802, Labor
Temple, 8 p.m. President, F. Graham; seoretary, A. E. Ashcroft, Salts 1, 1788 Foarth
avenne west.
and Iron Ship Builders and Helpers of
America, Vsncouver Lodge No. 194—Meets
ff?.r)r„Mond"i 8 -P'm- President, A. Campbell, 220—2nd Street business agent, J. H.
Carmlcbael, room 312, Labor Temple.
FRIDAY September 28, 1917
020. Meets every Monday, 7:80 p.m., Labor
Temple. President, D, Hodges; vice-president, P. Chapman; secretary-treasurer,
W. A. Alexander, Room 216, Labor Temple.
Phono Sey. 7488,
Pacific—Meets st 487 Gore avenne tverj
Tuesday, 7 p.m.    Russell Kearley, business
Drug Clerks Organising.
Work of organizing tho drug clerks
is Btill going on.   A number hnve affiliated with the Betail Clerks' union.
A crowd of brnvo hoodlums in military uniform—aomewhore from 200 to
400 in number—raided the I. W. W.
hendqunrters in Los Angeles, last week,
valiantly demolished the typewriters,
wrecked the furiture nnd smnahed the
whitlows. Every movable thing was
destroyed. There were no casualties
nmong the heroic troops, nnd not even
a single one of those seditious enemies
of "domocracy," the I. VV. W. members, was nrrested. Tho cownrda evidently fled ns soon aa the heroic "Sammies" went "over Ihe top." Ood
help tho Germans when Buch bravo men
appear at the fighting front in France.
We note the headlines of an article
denling with the activities of Mr. S.
Oompers, in one of our labor exchanges
roads: "Has Samuel Gompers outlived
his usefulness!" He most certainly
has not. Ho is just ns useful to tho
master class now as he ever was. In
fnct, he novor ployed capitalist politics
energetically as ho is playing tlio
Wilsonian brand right now. Why, ho
the most devoted and valiant lieutenant of the govornment in Its noble
trugglo to "mako tho world safe for
democracy" outside of the IT. 8. and
throttle it within the confines of that
capitalist humbug of i republic. Outlived his usefulness? No, not by several jugsful.
In reply to the chnrge of the New
York City employment bureau, tlint
clothing contracts for the war department are executed under swenting conditions. Quartermaster General Slinrpo
replied that "no contract is awarded
if the workshop is not sanitary." Tliis
illiant military genius ovidontly
thought that no sweating could occur
in a shop that was clean and well ventilated, and perhaps tho martial gout
correct. Who knows? It takes
brains and requires wido rending and
fl thorough understanding of (existing
nstitutions and practices to become a
recognized military authority, but Oen.
Shurpe is right there with the goods.
This Week.
Empress—"The Man of the Hour,"
played by the Howard Stock "Co.,
ia a good show.
Orpheum—A vaudeville bill that ia excellent in overy particular.
Pnntages—A good vaudeville bill.
Broadway—Interesting film plays.
Globe—"Damaged Goods," is a film
that is excellent and the actora
are very capable.
Next Week.
Orphonm—According to tho munagor
the bill will bo as good aa this
Pantages—Manager Pantages saya the
programme will bo greatly appreciated.
Empress—Howard Co. in a Block production.
Globe—Management says, "Excellent
Broadway—Manager Gow says the
week's bill is composed of 100
per cent, pictures.
Other show houses—It is understood
many other ninuaemont houses
also bave comfortiible scats and
are well lighted, but orgnnized
Labor patronizes the houses
which advertise in the columns
of Tho Federationist, and nre
therefore not interested in other
Thero looks tn be ii happy combination
of n»-i-l vnudovllle criming up at tlio Pan-
tagon noxt week. Por tlio hondlim-r there
U another of tho Pantagcn musical tabloids,
'(Bon Voyage." Tho skit has or many
ncortos nn pretty girls nnd fcnttirpn Jimmy
Glldoa, a comedian who lind a system all his
own. Tho ehoras Ih called nsjieclally par
Bonable in tho advance notices ami there
aro several tuneful sonR and danco numbers
In whloh tho damsels demonstrate their ability.
Thero is also a corking good dramatic
Sketch, "Salnl and Sinner," written by
Klhel Clifton, a former Seattle and Vancouver stock favorite. "Saint nnd Sinner" Ih
a tense affair with an interesting plot Involving o new twist in tho domestic i>roli-
loin and Is well played by a capnhlo com-
jinny. Jno Brady anil Will Mnhony are a
pair of funny men with some Rood dialogue
and some Ann pnrodtus; Jessio and Dome
Millar furnish ono ot tho neatost musical
nets, for months, with piano, accordion and
cornot and also sing and dance graoefullv.
Tho Cromwolls oro whirlwind jugglers.
—Hosts ln Room 305, Libor Tempi*
•very Mondw, 8 p.m. President, D. W. He
Dongsll, 1162 Powell itreet: reeordlng secre
tary, John Murdock. Ubor Temple: flnanefa-
seereUry tnd business tgent, E. H. Morrison
Boom 807, Lsbor Temple.
soelatloD, Local 88-52—Offlce ud ull
804 Pender street eut. Meets every Thursday 8 p.m. Secretsry-treisurer. F. tiaapman;
boilnm sgsnt, J. Gorton Kelly.
I. L. A..  ___..    ,„-
rlne Warehousemen snd Freight Bndlm)
headquarters, 486 Howe street. Meets flrst
and third Wednesday. 8 p.m. Secretary and
holiness agent, E. winch.
aad fourth Thursdays at 8 p.m. Presl
dent, Wm. Small; recording secreUry, J
Brooks: flnanclal secretary, J. H. MoVety
311 Labor Temple.   Seymoar 7495.
. ton' Union, Loesl 848, I. A. T. B. E. 4
M. P. M. O.—Meets flnt Saaday ef eacl
month, Room 304, Labor Temple. President
J. R. Poster; businsss agent, Sam Haigh,
flnanclal aad corresponding seoretary. O. A
w— —   P. O. Box 845.
America—Vancouver and vicinity.—
Branch meets second and foarth Mondays
Room 304, Ubor Templa. Presldsnt, Ray
MeDougall, 1S38 Grant stmt; flnanolal sec
retary, J. Lyons, .1548 Venables atnet: re*
cording secretary, E. Westmoreland, 834T Pt.
Grey road.    Phons Bayvlew B970L.
188—Moots second and fourth Tbnndan
of each month, room 808, Labor Temple.
President. H. Pink; vice-president, R.
Spring; financial secretary, O. H. Weston;
recording secretary, D. Lemon, room 808,
Labor Temple.
Moots In Labor Temple ovory first and
third Tuesdays, 8:15 p.m. President, Chas.
D. Bruce, 1022 McLean drive; secretary-
treasurer, Archibald P. Glen, 1073 Melvlllo
street, phono Sey. 5646R,
—Moots second and fourth Fridays of each
month, 8 p.m., Ubor Temple. President, C.
Soams; recording secretary, W, Hardy, 446
28rd stroot west. North Vancouver; financial
secretary, S. Phelps.
STREET AND ELECTRIC RAILWAY Employees, Pioneer Division, No. 101—
Meots Labor Temple, aeoond and fonrth Wednesdaya at 8 p.m. President, J. Hubble:
vice-president, E. S. Cleveland; recording see.
tary,  A. V. Lofting,   3561   Trinity   street.
Ehone Highland 168R; flnanclal seoretary and
nslnese agent, Fred A. Hoover, 3400 Clark
drive, offlce corner Prior aad Mala streets.
Amorica, Local No. 178—Meetings hold
first Monday in each month, 8 p.m. President, J. T. Ellsworth; vloe-presldent, W.
Larson; recording secretary, W. W.
Hockon, Box 608; financial seeretary, T.
Wood, P. 0. Box 508.
The Broadway
For Friday and Saturday
This Week
Marguerite IUington
Billy Burke
"Gloria's Romance"
Chapter 19 (Second Last)
Monday and Tuesday
"The Masque of Life"
—The  SonBation  of Fllmdom—
Wednesday and Thursday
Fanny Ward
* -IN-
"The Crystal Gazer"
"The Great Secret"
Popular Prices
Main and Broadway*
A question for housewives
If you are spending $1
for Coffee whieh would
you rather do?
Buy 40 cents worth of tin
can and 60 oents worth of
Coffee t
Buy, 90 cents worth of coffee and 10 conts worth of
Empress Coffee
is INSIDE the can
not IN the can
If you don't find it
there, take it to your
grocer and get your
money back.
i Ask your grooer for it.
Packed hy
Empress M'fg. Co.
The Home of Pure Food Products
A tig political pit; at the*
"The Man of
the Hour'
Kerensky is the "Man of the
Hour" in Russia; Wilson is the
"Man of tho Hour" in America, and
In the groat play which will be presented next week an equally heroic
character is "The Man of the Hour."
This wonderful play contains a cast
of "All Star" parts and the Empress
stock company will be shown at their
very best. The wonderful story is
fairly teeming with thrills and excite*
ment, and contains one of the most
original veins of humor that has appeared in any play of recent years,
bat It Ih the great punch thst makeB
"The Man of the Hour" the real
•'Play of the Hour."
This will be the last week of summer prices (10c, 25c, 35c), and commencing Oct. 1 our winter schedule
will take effect.
The new admission prices will be
the summer prices plus the war tax,
or 5 cents additional to each ticket.
The night prices will be 16c, 30c,
40c and the matinees will be 15o, 20c,
30c. This will include the war Ux.
The box seats will be 55 cents at all
J. Parliament c. Turcott
Pastime Pocket
Billiard Parlor
(BruniwIokBalke Collender Co.)
42 Hastings St., East
The B.C. Federationist
Is (or ia!s In Vsncouver st Iho loi*
loving news stands:
Foot Oranvllle Street
Comer Hsstings and Columbia
134 Halting. Street Eut
anneal convention in Jaouerv. Eioeutlv*
i?»«L M";"' President. l"x.rlS, Bet
418, Cumberland! vleepresldente—Vaneonver: Jaa. H. MoVelr. V. B. Mldgleg, Label
Temple. Viotorla: /. Tailor, Boa 1816. Vaneonver Island: W. Head, South Wellington.
Prince Rupert: W. E. Thompion, Boi 994.
New Weitmlmter: W. Yatei, 90S London
»•"*!'• Kootennr District: A. Ooodwln, Boi
?,8' TfSi 9f°S; "eel.Valley: W. B.'Phillips, 171 HePhereon avenue. Secretary*
treaaurer: A. S. Wella, Boi 1638, Vlotoria,
B. C,
OIL—lleeta «r.t and third Wedneidar,
Labor Hall, 1424 Oovernment street, at 8
p.m. Preildent, E. Christopher, Boi 887;
viee.preiident, Chrlillan Slverti, 1378 Den*
man itreet; aeoretary, B. Slmmom, Boi 803,
Vietoria, B. 0.
of America, local 784, New Weitminaler
Meets second Bunday of each montb st 1 '80
p.m.   Secretary. F. w. Jaraeaon. Boi 496.
lait Sundny of eseh month at 9 p.m.
Preitdout, W. S. Armstrong; vlce-preiident,
K. G. Marshall; eeeretarytreaiurer, R. H.
Hnolnndi. P. 0. Bm 66.
Council—Meeti aecond and fourth Tuel*
days of eaoh month, in Carpenten' hall. Preaident, S. D. Maedonald; iecretary, J, 3.
Andenon. Boi 278. Prince Rupert. B. 0.
No. 017—Meet, overy first and third Monday ovnninR, 8 p.m., Lahor Tomplo. Proal*
dont, R. w. Untley; flnanclal iecretary, G.
Thom; recording secretary. G. H. Hardy,
Room 20B, T.nlxir Ti'inplo.   Phono, Sny. 719fi.
TAKE NOTICE that The North Shoro Rrnl
Estftto  Compnny,  Limited-   intrmls   to apply
!<> tlio  Registrar nf Joint  Stock  Companion,
nne month nftor (Into, to 'approve Ha chango
of nnme to Pat ton & Compnny, Limited.
Vancouver. B. C, Soptembor 26th, 1917.
Solicitors  for tho Company.
80TJTH __________________ V. I.
LOOAL UNION, NO. 879, D. M. W. OF A.-
Meets second and fourth Sunday of eaeh
month, at 8.30 p.m., Richards Hall. President, Walter Head; vice-president, A. West-
ley; rocordlng secretary, Jas. Datoman; flnanclal Hocrotnry, W. Macde&sld, treaiurer, J.
H. Richardson.
TRAIL, B. 0.
JOINERS, Local No. 285—Mcoti In Miners' Hnll every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.    Pre*
ftldent,    ;   secretnry,   James   Graham,
Ilox S„ Trail, B. C.
SET. 7496
AFTER fl p.m.—SEY. 7497K
snd tbe seven younger Foys, in "The
Old Woman In a Shoe."
Ragtime Xylophonlst
In a comedy sketch
Silent Funsters
Unusual  Comedienne
Evenings—16c. 30c, 40c, 66c, 80c
Matinee—10c,  20c,  30c,   and  66c
—N«t Week—
"BON VOYAGE"—With a Galaxy ol Stars
—Other Features— |
Every Union Man Who Visits
tht Labor Ttmple
Bhould patronise the
Labor Temple
Cigar Store
To advertise successfully you want
a medium with wido circulation which
is widely road. The telephone directory is in every office and almost
evory home between Chilllwack and
tbe soa. lis circulation is a daily circulation, for ovcrybody refers to It'
constantly. Of the September issue,
38,500 were printed; no waste copies.
By advertising In tho telephone
directory you reach everybody—tho
office then and tho householder. Who
else  are purchasers!
Peggy Hyland
"The Sixteenth
If you think one is enough to
take care of, see what it means
to keep sixteen in good humor.
Tin well-loved favorite,
Anita Stewart
"The Darling
of Diana"
A fartmoving romance of newipaper life ud love.
I. Bdmrd Stars     OOcs: Ser. tue
Bsrriiters, Solicitor,, CesTejauceri, Etc.
Victoria ud Vancourer
vsneourer Offlce: 618*7 Rogera Bldg.
Assets  178,000,000
DepoUti  M.000,000
A JOINT Savings Account*
may be opened at The
Bank of Toronto in the
names of two or more persons. In these accounts
either party may sign
cheques or deposit money.
Por the different members
of a family or a firm a joint
account is often a great convenience. Interest is paid
on balances.
Corner Hastings and Cambie Sts.
The Bank of British North America
Bsttblisasd la 1S96
Branches throughout Canada and  st
Savings Department
EShek; ' '*'                     ■'■'■-■■'
Don't stow away yoar spare
cash ln any old eorner where it is
in danger from burglars or ire.
MM!*! i*tl
■fill]KIM   ■'■■-'■ I
The Merchants Bank of Canada
offers yon perfect gaiety for yonr
money, and will give yon fall
banking aervice, whether yonr account is large or amall.
Interest allowed on savings deposits.
0. N. STAOEY, Manager
Oranvllle and Fender
W. 0. JOT, Manager
Hastings and Oarrall
The Royal Bank of Canada
Capitol paid-up  $ 12,911,000
Reserve Funds    14,324,000
Total Assets  _  287,000,000
410 branches ln Canada. Newfoundland, West Indies, eto., of which 102
are west of Winnipeg.
Open an account and make deposits regularly—say, every payday,  Interest credited half-yearly.  No delay ln withdrawal.
Oapital 115,000,000        Rest  |13,N0,000
Preildent:  SIB JOHN AIBD
Main Offlee:  Corner Hastings and Oranvllle Streeta, Vancouver
COMMERCIAL DRIVE Oor. First Avenne and Commercial Drive
EAST END Oor. Fender and Main Streeta
FAIRVIEW Cor. Sixth Avenue and Oranvllle Street
HASTINOS and CAMBIE Cor. Haitlnga and Cambie Streets
KITSILANO Cor. Fourth Avenue and Tew Street
MOUNT PLEASANT Cer. Eighth Avenue aud Main Street
POWELL STREET Cer. Victoria Drive and Powell Street
SOUTH HILL  Cor. Forty-eighth Bnd Fraaer Avea.
Alto North Vancouver Branch, Corner Lonsdale Avenne and Esplanade _—_^_
FRIDAY...—  September 28, 1917
Are Numbered
Now is the time for you to lay in your stock of liquors—
when you oan buy them at a sacrifice prioe—in many instances lower than wholesale oost.  .
Act Today  Phone Us-Sey. 3810
We deliver to any p art of the city FREE
(NOTE—No charge la made for jugs—war tax stamps or packages.   We pay
express charges on out-of-town orders to any point ln British Columbia.
Maekay's Special,
per gallon	
Harvey's Special,
per gallon ;.«...i™~
Usher's 0. V. Or.
per gallon.....................
Usher's Special Reserve,
per gallon—...................
Usher's Very Finest,
per gallon................
Usher's G. 0. H.,
por gallon	
..... $6-50
,,... $7.00
... $10.00
Maekay  Speolal,                       / tl 9 AA
per case, 12 bottles  $X£.IFU
Brown's XXX, $14 0(1
per case, 111 bottles :.. vAOMV
Robertson's, ti\_ (IA
per case, 12 bottles SJ14.VU
Harvey'a Special,
per case, 12 bottles...
Andrew Usher's O. V. G.,       *t1QRA
per case, 12 bottles.™.;....^ ?10.0V
.ndrew   Usher's   Special
Reserve, case, 12 bottles...
Andrew Usher'a Green Stripe,    -tOI RA
per case, 12 bottles  9*l.tJV
Andrew Usher's G. O. H. 0OO RA
Black Label, per case ,... V**»wv
In Cases
G.  ft W. Old Rye,
per case, 12 bottles..™ _
O. ft W. Ordinary Distillery
Bottling at, per case...........
O. ft W. Special.
per case, 12 bottles 	
B. 0. Old Rye,
por case, 12 bottles	
B. C. Special,
per case, 12 bottles	
Walker's Imperial,
per case, 12 bottles.......
Walker's Canadian Club,
per case, 12 bottles	
. $12.00
_ $14.00
... $11.50
.. $13.50
„ $13.00
... $15.00
B. O. Old Rye,
per gallon..„.......„...„„..^.,
B. C. Special,
por gallon „.„.,
G. ft W. Old Rye,
por gallon....	
G. ft W.  Special,
per gallon	
Walkor's Imperial,
per gallon	
Walker's Club,
per gallon..................
_ $3.75
Bass's Ale, 4 dozen quarts $10.60
Bass's Ale, 6 dozen pints $10.60
Bass's Ale, 10 dozen Nips $11,00
Special Vintage,    , AA RA
per case, 12 bottles  sJ-fceW
California Fort, «fi tM
per case, 12 bottlea  OftAOV
Feuerheerd'a .One Diamond,       tlAAA
per ease, 12 bottles f IWjW
Weiss k Krohn Invalid, JtlRRA
per case, 12 bottles  e?10.0U
Weiss A Krohn Governar- *OA AA
dor, 20-year-old, case  aJiW.WU
Feuerheerd'a Wblte Label S1AAA
Sherry, per ease  *»1W.WI
Feuerheerd'a Oarons S1RRA
Sherry, per case  ■N*******"!1
Fenerheerd's Emperador tort AA
Sherry. 20-year-old, case  *P*WMW
Native Fort, CI tJK
per jallon      0)1.19
Concord Fort, $9 Rfl
pe? jallon     S&OV
California Fort, CO EA
per jallon     ?*.OU
California Fort, S3 AO
per sallon •>>.««
Welse   &   Krohn   Portuguese  lort,   por
sallon, 13.60, 14.00, 11.50 $5,00
*BB. &«"!".: $5.00
Mamler's XXX, «7 nn
per gallon  tyl.WI
I    Magnler's T. 0. «Q EA
. per gallon  «JO.OW
|    Seals Mounle XXX, «J7 EA
|       per gallon.   0)1 AW
Denis Honnle V. S. O. F. «Q EA
per gallon.    «?».OU
Blackberry Brandy, AC AA
per gallon.  t?D.«U
Robertson's Old Rom, CI 9 EA
per case, 12 bottles „  JplO.OU
Privateer Old Rom, (li aa
per case, 12 bottlea „ *pA*k,\iV
Privateer Over Proof,
per case, 12 bottles	
Privateer Ram,
per gallon.	
Old Navy Ram,
per gallon	
. $6.50
. $7.50
Tom Gin, *J ns
ir gallon   *$4.-fi&
.......... $4.25
London Dry Gin,
per gallon.
HoUand Gin,
per gallon.
Bett's London Old Tom, 410 AA
per case, 12 bottles  -plOtVU
Bett's London Dry, (Mo aa
por case, 12 bottlos  •piihVU
Gordon's London Dry, C1£KA
por case, 12 bottles  «piO.UV
HhK.S.J±*!: $21.00
Louis Rlnay XXX, 610 AA
per case, 12 bottles  9I0.UW
Magnler's Gold Label, (M Q AA
por ease, 12 bottles  tftOtWI
Magnler'a Silver Label, Itl AAA
por case, 12 bottles  tOAwATV
Robertson's Blackberry CI O AA
Brandy, per case 0/Aat.WI
Danish Cherry Brandy, at A RA
por case, 12 bottlea   <Pl*.<W
Canadian Pacific
Wine Co. Ltd.
Between Pender and Dunsmuir-—Near Drill Hall
(Continued from page 1)
and their greatness assured. So Hanna
visited the Hoover, thus made great,
and after so doing disclosed his remarkable discovery.
Uncovers the Horrible Truth.
Under date September 25, the daily
papers'attribute to Mr. Hanna the following:
"An excessive number of middlemen is the greatest obstacle to the
reduction of prices and under present
conditions' the adoption of a drastic
policy of arbitrary price cutting
would mean 'temporary ruin to every
eity .and town in the country, ...
Unless the consumers in the cities
of Canada signify their willingness
to face a complete, disruption of all
trades, a total breakdown of real
estate values and the utter demoralization of labor conditions in their
cities, the food controller cannot possibly accede to the demand made in
some quarters to 'out prices down'
to 'sell food at cost/ or, aa it is
otherwise expressed, to 'do away
with the middleman.' "
There you have it in a nutshell. Mr.
Hanna has made a discovery, a real
one. True, Mr. Hanna by no means
overlooks the fact thtt war conditions
have accentuated the tendency of
prices to rise, but he very correctly
attributes the enormous disparity that
really exists between the income of
the producer and the retail price of
the things he must purchase In order
to exist, As due to the fact that there
is such an' army of non-producers—-.
useless middlemen 'and worse than useless parasites—camping upon the trail
of commodities as they pass from the
producers, through the tortuous channels of capitalist distribution, back
into the hands of those producers themselves who, in turn, now face those
commodities as would-be consumers.
And this splendid array of middlemen and parasites voraciously feed
upon this stream of commodities with
such compelling effect, that by the
time it reaches the original producers
there is barely enough of the life-giving stream left to meet their most
pressing demands, and in exchange for
which they are compelled to surrender
all of that which they received for having produced! the rich stream of wealth
upon which the parasitic and useless
multitude have so gloriously and patriotically fed.
Of course, if tho government or any
other power were to step in and take
supreme control of production and distribution for the purpose of placing
in the hands of the consumer the food,
clothing, etc., requisite for his -existence, at the actual cost of production,
the now useless and parasitic gang of
middlemen and proiltmongers generally would be without sustenance, and
without hope of getting any unless they
took part in producing it. In fact, they
could no longer exist as parasites and
bloodsuckers upon" {he ,. productive
forces of the country. They would be
compelled to become a part of what is
termed thie labor force or they could
exercise the democratic privilege of
removing their uscIosb presence from
human society, cither by the starvation routo or any other they might prefer.
Sure It Would Ruin Them.
Mr. Hanna soys the cutting-out of
the middlemen, etc., would cause "a
complete disruption of all trades, a
total breakdown of real estate values,
and the utter demoralization of labor
conditions in tho cities."
Trade is nothing, but traffc in the
plunder taken from slaves. It represents that delightful array of eating
and drinking talent already referred to
by Mr. Hanna as "middlemen" and
mentioned herein as consuming of the
of 'the stream of commodities on the
way from the producers back to themselves as consumers. That is all "our"
cities are now built upon. Time and1
again have the socialists pointed this
out. Bepeatedly have they clearly explained that all "real estate values/'
which Mr. Hanna says would be broken
down in ease the middleman be -disturbed, arise solely out of these trade
Mr. Hanna at least infers that theBe
conditions are anything but healthy
and commendable,.. It needs no argument to prove that the congestion of
population in cities and districts is not
conducive to either individual or social
comfort and well-being, or to physical
and moral cleanliness and health. -That
the huge army of middlemen and parasites that' now feed so voraciously
upon the products brought forth by the
useful portion of human society must
be abolished if any relief is to eome
to those who now produce all of the
food, clothing ana other necessary
things of life and1 suffer because of
their lack of these things, goes without
Baying. It is such a manifestly self-
evident proposition that it cannot well
be denied. But the doing of it will
cause many a wail of anguish to
ascend to high heaven from the frightened throats of valiant and patriotic
souls that now from their parasitic
point of vintage look down 'upon the
uncouth toileft of the earth as veritable children whom an all-wise providence hath, placed in their charge to
be sanely piloted along the straight
and narrow way. *
A Tip'to the Military.
And yet there is a way out of the
woods without upsetting the entire universe. There is a way of cleansing the
infant without actually washing uot
the baby with the bath. Prices may
be enormously reduced, the parasite
and the useless middleman may be removed from the producers' weary back,
without in any manner doing violence
to the professed patriotism and devotion to king and country of all parasites and otherwise useless ones.
The Federationist offers the suggestion to Mr, Hanna, the precious government whose appointee he is, and to
that glorious bunch of military heroes,
both political and martial, by whose
gentle ministrations the workers are
being safely piloted through the dangers that have been placed in their
pathway by the wicked autocracy of
the Huns, and ushered in unto that
happy time when democracy will be
as "safe" as a chartered bank and
"liberty" as free as salvation.
Let all that gallant array of. middlemen and parasites be at once mobilized for war.
Let the males bo conscripted for
fighting and the females for knitting
socks at the front. ■
Let the good work be inaugurated
first right here in Vancouver.
Starting in with the loudest-mouthed
patriots and going right down the line
until every parasite and useless middleman—and they are all that—has
been enrolled for the fighting line, and
every female compatriot of similar import has been lined up for red cross
work or for knitting, as might be required.
And what a glorious array of terrible talent weald be thus made available to be hurled hy thoir own patriotic
fervor and enthusiasm against the bnt-
tlments of autocracy and brutality.
Let this be done in all the cities of
"this Canada of ours" and the war
would Boon be over and the kaiser and
his villainous junkers get what is coming to them.
It would also be a far more sensible
way of finding man-power—also woman-
power—for war purpose than that
which is now being inaugurated by the
Borden government, for it would take
from industry none of these wbo are
essential to its operation.
By taking the bankers, brokers, commission men, lawyers, doctors, preachers, shopkeepers, agents, editorial pundits, professors, judges, policemen, the
mayor and councilmen, B. T. sogers
and his ilk, for the fighting line, and
the Mrs. Kemps, the Mrs. Smiths, and
that host of others whose names are
less known but whose faces and
voices are familiar in more ways than
that of mene tag day service, for the
red cross work and the socks, an overwhelming force could speedily be
thrown into the field and the forces of
evil.that now threaten the world wottld
be, no doubt, quickly overcome, greatly to the delight of all lovers of democracy and worshippers at the shrine
of freedom.
To reduce prices by cutting out the
bad middleman and other parasites
that now prevent it, while at the same
time overcoming the wicked Hun by
throwing suoh an unconquerable host
against him as has been suggested,
should be a consummation most devoutly to be wished by every true
The suggestion offered ts well worthy
of careful consideration by the powers-
that-be and that are now fixing things
so as to put a lead-pipe cinch on continuing to be.
, The Federationist feels sure the Borden government will eagerly seise the
opportunity herein so unselfishly pointed out whereby it may not only strike
an overwhelming blow at the kaiser
audi his cause, but at the same time
secure for itself imperishable fame, or
at least, a fame that would not perish
as long as any parasite or middleman's
memory could still reach baeK to the
good old days when its possessor lived
by sap-sucking instead of by useful effort.
But at any rate the Hon. the food
controller hath made a discovery.
He hath thus opened a most fruitful
field for profitable political and military speculation. As soon as his government realizes the possibilities along
the line suggested, The Federationist
feels sure that it will abandon itB
present conscription policy and adopt
one that is at least based upon common sense and Bound reasoning.
And then this precious government
could also abandon its crowning piece
of crookedness—the war-time election
act— and return to grounds of normal
political decency.
Upon a policy as outlined herein any
government would be returned with
such a whoop and hurrah that it would
do the pious old soul of a Scotch Presbyterian a world of good to hear it.
It sure would.
Lillian Fltigenld, the beloved comedienne,
wbo is coming to the Orpheum theatre soon
with a new bag of mirth provokers, haa an
odd accomplishment; ihe ipeaki Yiddish fluently.
The speaking of Yiddish ln Itself U nothing odd. New York has iu millions who
speak it; Chicago has lta hundreds of thousands; lesser cities have their thousands.
Bat the fact tbat Lillian Fltigerald la an
Irish colleen, born ln Ireland, raised ln Ireland, educated In Ireland, and with the love
of Bt. Patrick in her heart—that's what
raises her ability to speak Yiddish from the
commonplace—the unusual.
Miss Fltigerald derives a great doal of
amusement out of her linguistic Bklll. Whatever city she may be In, ahe always manages
to dig up some little out-of-the-way kosher
butcher shop, and. indulges in Yiddish exercises with the amaied proprietor and his
customers. The amazement comes In the
fact that Miss Fitzgerald Is a decided Irish
typo. There is no mistaking her nationality.
The result Is that Miss Fltsgerald haa a host
of friends among the Jews all over the country, and her arrival tn any town Is balled
wltb delight by them.
Men's Sweater Coats
Get Best Money's Worth and
Best Variety at Spencer's
FOR •ia.5C-rHlghest grade pan
wool coat, Jumbo stitch, perfect
knitting, heavy weight. Money
cannot bar a finer wool eoat.
FOR 110.00—A similar eoat with all
the best improvement* of hand-
knitting to tha actual outline of
tha body. Jumbo atlteb, bnt slightly lighter than th* first-mentioned
FOR 17.76—A splendid eoat, made of
four-ply nan wool, fin* elastic
knit, medium heavy weight, shawl
collar or military collar as preferred.
FOR MM-A light-weight pan wool
eoat, elastic knit, smart looking,
with shawl collar.
FOR* 15.60—A heavy weight pure
wonted eoat la Jumbo stitch. An
excellent eoat for mechanics, motor
nan and oonduetora. Will give
aplendld satisfaction.
Alio a lighter weight eoat, elastic
knit, la pare wool, with shawl collar. The same eoat earn ba obtain*
edwtth   'T'   aeok.
IOR |B.M—A pullover sweater with
deep roll eollar and rack knitted
bottom that prevents stretching. In
white, grey aad brown.
FOR 14.96—A heavy weight wonted
eoat, specially adapted for ua of
nun working at- arduous occupations.    .
FOR $8.06—Choice of four different
coats at this price. All made ef
good wonted .yarns and ranging
from a comparatively light weight
to medium heavy.
FOR 19.06—Penman's heavy wonted
coat with ehawl eollar. A eoat de*
aigned for hard wear. Xa brown
and mole.
FOR W.76—A medium weight worsted eoat, tight knit to gin excellent service.   Ia brown and mole.
FOR 18.00—A good heavy weight
wonted coat, designed for sua
wbo give a eoat hard wear. Ia
grey, Oxford and dark heather.
NOTE: Ia the above details, where
colon are not stated, they consist ef
khakL gray, fawa, maroon, Oxford
aad brown, all of which ar* dependable Full nag* of siiec iu all
coata listed hen.
The X-Ray is the dentist's second sight
—It tails Urn many thingi ahoot tha condition af tba hidden por-
ttona af you teeth whloh eonld be discovered In ao othor way.
The high power X-Bay apparatus now Installed tn my offlee enablea
me to offer surer and more thorough dental work than ever before.
In many eases—where the roots of the teeth are diseased, or the
surrounding tissues are affected, it enables me to thoroughly understand the case and give treatment accordingly before proceeding
with Crown or Bridge work, or other dental operations.
If you are in need of dental attention, let me explain to you my
thorough methods—my superior Crown and Bridge work and, if
necessary, the benefits possible through toy X-Bay methods.
Opon Tuesdays and Fridays until 8 p.m. Other dayi until 6 p.m.
I give 10-year written guarantees on my dental work.
Phona Say. SSS1
made by phona
Dr. Brett Anderson
Crown ud Bridge Specialist
608 Haatinga Street West, Cor. Beymour
Men's Autumn Hats
—Our windows show them.
—The trim-looking Derby for formal occasions.
—The Soft Felts for all around wear, in
eolora of Pearl, Slate, Oreen, Navy
and Black.
"Steteon," "Orafut A Knapp," "Walt-
hanson" and other famous hat-makers.
Sofe Felts and Derbys $8.00 to 86.00
Caps » :,.. - W00 to $8.60
Richardson & fetts, limitedEMLTOTO'
417 OBANVILLE STBBBT Near Oor. Haatinga Street
Men's Hatters and Outfitters
(SO Orautlla Ureal
ait Hastings Btre.1 Wsst
xora or bictouss
Thar are the finest bit ot workman*
hip In th. blcyele world; 0 different
models In variety of eolora.
Moss from IU.BO te tse.OO. en
easy psrmanta U desired. ,
"The Pioneer Bleyel. Store "
816 gow. St.     418 _____ St  W.
The Liberty Store, Cansda's Greatest Bargain House, makes another great purchase—this time with ready cash we grabbed the large
stock of general merchandise of the Chas. Richter Estate of Keremeos, B. C. This stock, we can say, was one of the finest stocks of
select merchandise that has ever been sold under the hammer of low prices. Long before the day of the trolley and railroad this store
was the merchandising centre of the Similkameen Valley. For a score of years its threshhold welcomed the seeker after new apparel
and general merchandise. When the presen t owners decided to sell out and quit, it was s case of ready cash, and financial resources of
the Liberty Store captured this fine stock at 62c on the dollar, gaining another big victory for the people in their battle with the high
cost of living. Thousands of dollars' worth of fine merchandise will now be offered to the citizens of Vancouver at practically half price.
We desire the greatest possible number of people to share in the stupendous savings this most timely sale offers. Prepare to supply
your future needs at these sensationally low prices.  Come early and secure your place at the head of the line.    The sale starts
B. O. Sugar, Bib
26c Bar Laundry
Lipton's Tea, '/,-
Boman Meal Nuggets, reg. 36c, now
60c   Crab   Meat,
81.26 Sherwin-
Williams Faint—
Our price,
Boyal   Crown
200 dozon natural
medium weight
Underwear, reg.
$1.00; our price—
300 doren heavy
wool Underwear,
reg. to 81.76, cut
OM Dutch Cleanser—
86.00 J. B. Stetson
Hats ent to—
40 doien heavy Blue Flannel Shirts,   nn
reg. 82.60; while they last HOC
36 dosen Arrow Collars, all sixes; reg.     £
20c; take 'em away, each OC
$1.76 and 82.00 Fine Shirts, all sises; AQ
hundreds of patterns; our price  «/OC
Fine Shirts for men all sises; AQm
reg. to 81.26; onr price *H/C
76c Work Oloves
cut to—
Carhartt Overalls,
ng, 82; onr price
$3.60 heavy all-wool
Flannel Shirts	
36c Shop Caps,
cut to 	
Thousands   of   flne   Caps,   all   sites,   and
every possible color or js f\ Fer Cent
shape, all going about        *rv        Off
$2.60 Soft Hats;
our price	
86c Shirts, for work or
dress, cut to 	
$1.60 Work Shirts,
cut to	
Picture a beautiful hand-tailored Suit, one
that will equal any 830.00 made-A | A qq
to-measure kind. Our price «p 1 *T. UU
40c Socks,
our price ...
Extra!   Extra!
One Fair to a Customer
43 dosen flne Silk   Web   Suspenders, the
famous Shirley make;   all   pearl  trimmed.
Beg. $1.00.   Some are damaged. ee
While they last, our price 11C
$2,00 Sweater Coats QQ
cut to «70C
$4.60 Trousers, alLslzes, all colors, ln serges,
tweeds and worsteds. d»o no
Our price  yCttO
Boys' flne Suits, hundreds to choose from.
Bog, $8 and 89. d>g QQ
Our price  tpu.a/O
76c Ties,
cut to ....
000 dozen Handkerchiefs, reg.
10c, our price 	
$0.00 heavy Shaker
Knit Sweaters, cut to .
82   Work   Pants,
cut to—
26c darters,   our
Men's flne Boots, made by such celebrated
makers aa Walkover, Hartt, Slafer, etc. Beg.
to $12.00 Our price—
$4.98 to $6.95
High-cut Boots, reg. to
$12.60.   Our price 	
Men's Boots, reg. to $0.60,
all sises.   Our price 	
Men's Suits, all sites, all patterns.
Beg. to $20.00, cut to 	
Fine Suits in all the latest styles and newest
color offects. Beg. to $26, *io 77
cut to  $!£./ I
Raincoats, heavy weight, colored
back. Reg. $10. Our price	
$16 Paramatta Baincoats,
all sites, cut to	
Extra flne Silk and Cashmore Paramatta
Raincoats, some with rubberized lining; reg.
to $26.00.   Our price—
$12.88 to $14.99
owned v operated By ihe CON/OUDflXED MERCHfiNDLfE BROKER/1
319    H/\./"TIINC5.y  ST    WK-TT
Boys' Pants,  reg.
to $1.76; onr price
MOn's 86 Boots-
work or dreas; all
sites; cut to—
600 pairs of line
Ladles' Boots, all
sizes, reg. to 80;
cut to—
400 prs. of Ladles'
Boots, values to
$6,60, cut to—
360 pairs of flne
Pumps for women,
regular to $8.00;
our price—
Children's Shoes,
values to $3.60;
cut to—
Ladles' High Out
$12 to $16 Boole,
the very latest
New York models; all sizes, ln
many new colors.
Our price—
Boys' Boots, reg.
W.G0; cut to—
$2.98 PAGE SIX
..September 28, 1017
Have You Seen tbe New
Made in small sizes, suitable for kitchen and bathrooms*—pretty clean-
looking carpet ond tile patterns, with border complete, giving a general
appearance of a real carpet mat at a very much less price. Sanitary
and waterproof:
Sizes .1 i4.S  $1.66
. $2.20
Sizos .1 x6
Sizes 4.6x4.6
Sizes 6  ill
Sizes 0  x9
. $2.47
. $4.40
. $6.60
Congoleum by the Yard
Congoleum has been such a grent success in rugs and mats that the
manufacturer hits perfected tbeir production in roll goods. When our
barer was in Philadelphia early in the year he carefully examined the
quality of these goods and found them thoroughly dependable in every
way. We are now hsowing a large stock of congoleum in very flne patterns—tih'H, matting and wood effects. It is sanitary, waterproof and
inexpensive—the correct covering for halls, bathrooms, kitchen and bedroom use.
Price 75c Per Square Yard
V ■ «   J      - taaaaptamvta   lata      atmm t SttaaiKt. ttoatt aatwtamt* _   _^^_*
Granville and Georgia Streets
1 Oval Pint of
Hudson's Bay Finest Old Highland Scotch
Whiskey-Value $145-
One Barrel of
Calgary Beer
tO doz. Pints
6 doz. Quarts
1 Oval Quart of
Hudson's Bay Finest Old Highland Scotch
Whiskey-Value $2.25—
Two Barrels of
Calgary Beer
20 doz. Pints
12 doz. Quarts
For the last few days we are offering Calgary
Beer at
$2.00 Per dozen quarts
$1.25 Per dozen pints
We have the finest stock of all kinds of liquors
in the city at lowest prices
Phone Seymour 1330
Commercial Buds and Blossoms
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From the Swamps of Capitalism
[From."Help Wanted" in The Times,
Parlor Maid; good wages, according
to experience} age 28-30; 7 maids; family 2; town and country; no housework;
good situation where maids stay a long
tim'e.—Mrs. Cross, Whalton Bectory,
Required, a thoroughly experienced
parlor maid, where under-parlor maid
and* boy are kept; good wages given;
town and country; 11 servants kept—
Apply by letter to Mrs. Schillizzi, 42
Upper Qrosvenor Btreet, London, W., or
to Guilsborough Court, Northampton.
a    a    a
Kitchen maid, single handed; town
and country; £18-£22: age 18-24; 9 servants;  family 3.—The Hon. Mrs.   C.
Brownlow, 17 Stratford Place, W.
\   •   •*
Kitchen maid wanted for town for 1
lady; 6 servants kept; good wages, according to experience; good references
required.—Write or call, 10 to 12 or 6
to- 7; 19 Hydo Park square, W.
•'   t   *
Under housemaid wanted for Knights-
bridge; age about 24-28; wageB £20, all
found; 10 servants kept; good references,—Write Box D 5683, TimeB Bureau,
Harvey Nichols, Knight abridge.
[From Weekly Dispatch, London]
Nothing ia more astonishing in the
unbridled vice of the present day than
its commercialism.
I was talking the other day to a
splendid worker in a y. M. C. A. hut
near a great railway terniinus.
He had devoted many months to a
personal patrol of the west end of London; knew almost every hotel into
which the couples pass ceaselessly at
nightfall; could point out a hundred
houses wherein the soldier is plied with
drink and robbed. And he had spoken
to these children of- the streets them*
selves, had aBked them, "Why are yon
heref" The answer to the question
surprised him, for it rarely Bpoke of
lust. Money was the beginning and the
end of it—money and pretty clothes
and dinners at flne hotels, and all that
flair of life which only immorality can
bestow upon the needy. Consider .this
from the- lips of a child of fifteen.
t   w'i'a
A miitary authority writes to teH
me of 'some curoous cases. Quite recently one such girl who was proved to
have polluted many soldiers was seen
by an officer -who procured for her
treatment free of charge.   She gave a
firomise that she would lead a decent
ife, at any rate until she was cured.
This promise she broke immediately,
confessed ultimately to a doctor that
she had been with a dozen or more men,
a week since the firBt days of her illness. There was nothing to be done
with her; no power of control; no right
to Bay, "Tou shall not do thia thing."
All authority stands impotent before
auch cases, and we may not wonder that
some of our bravest workers despair,
How should it be otherwise f
• • *
Listen to the doctor who haa devoted
the labors of a lifetime to humanity In
thia tremendous cause. Hear what he
hears every day. Some of them from
the eaat end would need a Zola to describe their horrors. I am told of whole
families in one room, all stricken; father, mother, and even a child of eight
yearB. Ii! a different circle there were
seven young girls at an evening partv
just doing those tnerry things which
young girls may be expected and encouraged to do. One of the games was
a kind of kiss-in-the-ring or forfeits or
other hurly-burly dear to the heart of
curates. In a few weeks' time it was
discovered that bix of the girlB were in-
Hem Hitching, buttons eorered, seal-
topping, button holts, pinking spoor
Ing and shrinking, tottering, pfwt sdg-
lag.   Blotting,   racking,   wnbroldeir,
•63 aroaMlle St _   WW -OondM St
 -~   --   "lOTOBIl, B.O
Phono Boy.
Every Union in B.C. •,_?,_,
PAT FOB IT MONTHLY, qosrterlr or
yearly, aa best salts th. wishes of the
membership. Submit a motion st neat
meettof—tnd edili. Ths IMsratloalat
of the resnlt. *-*~.
footed with syphilis of the lips. There
had been some victim of the plague
among them—a soldier, as it proved—
ond he, we may be Bure, was ignorant
of his own condition.
* * .
Or another case even sadder. There
was a beautiful girl in the Midlands
about to be married. She called upon
a doctor friend in London by accident
to tell him of her coming happUtess; He
noticed that all was not well with her,
and that hef* lip was swollen. She
proved yet another victim to the supreme, misfortune though none could
soy how she had como by the disease.
And this, surely, is ono of its more terrible aspects. Throaghout our England
there are thousands who havo become
infected through no sin of their owns
thousands of little children doomed to
suffer for another's fuults-*-tbo blind,
the weak, the stunted, the deformed,
who may have broken no law either
human or divine. And there will be
more of them as tho dnys go on.
Exemption Grounds Number Eight
****** ,
Easy.If You Happen To Be "Right"
Exemption from service under the
conscription act may be claimed on
•sight separate grounds. The forms' of
application, which will be avaialble at
the poet offices throughout the^Dominion
in the course of a few days, makes this
clear.   The grounds are:
First—Importance. of continuing employment in habitual occupation.
Second—Importance of continuing
employment for which one is specially
qualified. -
Third—Importance of continuing
education or training.
Fourth—Serious hardship owing to
exceptional financial obligations.
Firth—Serious hardship owing to exceptional business obligations.
Sixth—Serious hardship owing to exceptional domestic position.
Seventh—Ill-health or infirmity,
Eighth—Adherence to religious denomination of which the articles of faith
forbid combatant service.
The fdrm is drafted much after the
Carelessness With Matches Is
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Creating Havoc In the Forests
Now tha# the holiday season ia coming to on end, it is interesting to note
that while there have been aome instances of carelessness causing forest
fires, such instances have not been
numerous, owing, no doubt, to the campaign of education that ia being carried
on by various forestry organizations, including the governments at Victoria
and Ottawa. A forest fire does great
damage to one of British Columbia's
greatest resources, and the destruction
of timber by fire has a considerable influence on the market for labor
One very bad firo wbb caused in this
province by carelessness with matches.
A man dropped a lighted match on the
shore of Kalamalka lake, British Columbia, on July S^ast. Within an hour a
hot fire was racing through the underbrush. For three weeks after that
there raged a series of forest fires defying the organized efforts of hundreds
of men.
At one time 26 fire-fighters were
ringed about with flames, while their
relatives, shut off from them and helpless to aid, awaited news in terrorized
suspense. Only after severe suffering
from exhaustion, thirst and hunger, did
the band of workers force their way
through to safety.
That experienco is a big price to pny
for one person's foolish act in handlinj
matches in a forest. The court finet
the careless man $50, but that does not
help the province to bear the enormous
One lighted match dropped on ono
inch of inflammable ground expanded
into 15 miles of ruin.
In the Spruce Valley fire of British
Columbia of tho same month, 11 men
lost their lives most of them tortured
to denth as they struggled ovor the
mountain tops. The fuse to that disaster was supplied by a Bmall piece of
lighted tobacco carelessly thrown on a
grasBy floor of a tent.
Ninety out of a hundred tragic halo
cauats copld be avoided if every Canadian camper and fisherman kept vigilant watch on his own pair* of hands,
and every settler kept a tight rein on
his clearing fires. It does not cost five
cents or five minutes to put out a camp
fire or a cigarette or a match but it
costs the people of Canada four or five
I million dollars a year to partially overtake the timber -damage caused by runaway flamea.
Victims of Hysteria Tramp
Stolidly  Unto  the
Gates of Death
Ask for thli Labol whoa parefculnf Boer,
Ale or Porter, u • futrutoe thtt lt la Union
Hide. ThU b oor Label
J. PHILLIP* * CO.,  Atpm*
______• ______ Htl -■■
COAL mining righti of the Dominion,- In
Manitoba, Siikttchewin and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the North-West Territories
•nd In a portion of the Province of Brltlih
Colombia, may be leaied for a tern of
twenty-one yeara renewal for a farther term
of 21 yeara at an annual rental of tl an
aore. Not more than 2,560 acres will be
leaied to one applicant.
Application for a leaie muit be made hy
the applicant In penon to the Agent or Bub-
Agent of the dlitrlet In which the righti applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land muit he described by sections, or legal iub;dlviiloni of
sections, and in unsurveyod territory the
tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied hy
a fee of 15 which will be refunded If the
righti applied for are not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty ihall bo paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at tbe rate
of fivo eents per ton.
Tho person operating the mine ihall furnish the Ageut with sworn returni accounting
for tbo full quantity of merchantable coal
mined and pay the royalty therlon If the
eoal mining righti are not being operated,
inch returni ihould be furnished at least
onea a rear.
The leaie will Include the eoal mining
right! only, rescinded by Chap. 37 of 45
Oeorge V. aoiented to 12th June, 1914.
For full Information application should be
mad? to tho Seeretary of the Department of
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-
Agent of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of Interior.
N. B.—-Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement #1)1 not be paid lor.—63575,
An Incident Reminiscent of
the Frfench "Reign
of Terror"
Many historians have given ub rather
vivid descriptions of the "Reign of
Terror" during the great French revolution. They picture for ub the many
professionals of that dreadful time.
Processionals of those doomed to death
by the various courts, and proceeding
on their way to tbe place of execution.
The- streets and windows and the
roofa of houses, filled and covered by a
vast throng of onlookers. Moat of
theta, the relotivea or friends of those
under sentence bf execution, or of thoae
already executed.
' There waB no mirth in those throngs.
No person felt safe. All persons felt
that perhaps the person at their elbow
was a epy of the government, ready to
denounce them to the authorities.
Today, on the atreets of Seattle, I
witnessed a sight ao strikingly analogous that even now (several houra afterward) I tremble at the memory of It.
Filling the doors and windows and
streeta was the same mirthless and irresponsive throng. Written plain and
broad on the face of every one wob
that same expression of terror and distrust, suspicion and helplessness. Few
persons gave expression of any kind of
thought. Few persons DARED express
any kind of thought, because of the
universal feeling of certainty that the
ftenon at their elbow waa more than
Ikely to be some kind of spy of Btool
pigeon waiting and eager to seize upon
some excuse for denouncing his neighbor and thereby prolonging his own mia-
erable existence yet a Tittle while. And,
through it all—as in the daya of old-
fared the victims of hysteria on their
way to execution.
Ab in that other time, they passed
along their way, a few weeping, a
few with downcast lookB and despairing countenance. But, for the most
part, aa in the daya of old, they fared
along gritaly nnd resolutely. Dis-
daining to ahow emotion, since all
hope of sympathy or assistance had
paaaed. Grimly and resolutely they
passed along, these the flower of Seattle's manhood, domed to death on
that day when democracy died. Each
amall group bearing its district banner, so all might know which part of
our city had contributed each particular contingent of victims.
Aa in the old days the vlctima
sometimes broke into song, filling
the streets of PariB with the immortal strains of the MarseillaiBe, so,
even todny, on the BtreetB of .Seattle,
I heard the self aame tune, blared
out from throats of brass.
In that other timo there eame a revulsion, There come a time when
neighbor looked into the eyea of
neighbor and saw that he waa indeed a
a neighbor and not some fell demon of
the pit placed at hia elbow by the powers of djirknesB to trap him unto denth
and destruction at a moment's notice.
And, in that day, when neighbor
looked into the eyea of neighbor, and
each realized that their cause waa a
common cause, their danger waB a common danger, in that day the "Terror 1'
ceased ttnd ronton again enme to the
world; reason nnd a fair measure of
democracy nnd brotherhood. May we
dure to hope that the analogy taay continue to completerfesBf—John McSlar-
row in Seattle Daily Call.
Why tht Indecision?
Editor Federationist: I have rend
your report of the convention in Vancouver on Labor Pay. To an outsider
there appears to be a lamentable lack
of unity and determination. Why was
no actual decision arrived atf Have
the workers backbone enough to resJBt
thia iniquity of conacription thut iB being steadily but surely forced upon
them, and ia even bow at their very
doors! Now is the time for action,
not words.
Victoria, B. C, Sept. 18, 1917.
Soma Battling Oood Advice.
Editor B. O. Federationist: In view of the
fact that there wtil be Labor lueinbi-re In the
field at the coming election; also considering
the fact that matters of importance will be
misrepresented by the party press—(its opinions are but the reflections of lta respective
owners)—would it not be good tactics for
the business agents of each union to compile
a heart to heart paragraph In The Federatlonist relative to reorganisation, etc.
The next step would be to bring The Federationist before those who are not aware of
Its existence, Make a levy on each union,
according to its membership; tbe same to be
used to distribute free copies on. the itreet,
tn tbe shops, factories; In fact any place
where Labor Ih employed, great care being
taken that outside construction jobs are supplied.
' I flnd that an out-of-town construction,
slaves In the bunkhouse, who have ample
time 'twlxt working and sleeping, sleeping
and working, to nee, read and Inwardly digest
something outside of tbe ordinary, or extraordinary drivel that spoils good paper and
wastes good Ink.
I know that It Is hard for union membera
to pay for the education of their misguided
brethren, but it is "hell" to think that we
have to help them in order to help onrselvcs.
Another good method of procedure would
be, for every member to mall hla copy of the
paper to a friend out In camp, and if he has
not got a friend in camp, then niBtle around
and find a friend of a friend of a friend,
and there you are,   It costB you one cent.
A union man made should be a teacher
gained. Each and every member of a union
Is, or Bhould be, an-"organlser. It may be
true there are more members in good standing, tban ever before, owing to work being
plentiful wtth a depleted ilave market, but
this Is all the more reason that organization
be rushed ahead, to bring the organised labor
pressure to bear wben the powers that be,
and get ready to bave their turn.
And then again we might be more insistent ln our demands for tbe Union Label,
and with our individual efforts asiiit the
Retail Clerki. I like to worry them myself.
Walk Into a store, order your purchase, then
ask him If he has '-tbcen saved!" If he haa
not, leave the goods on the counter. Its
great fan. Ask the boss where you eat If lt
ti a union houie. Then start an argument
when he Is buiy. It'a flne. Treat them all
I have no doubt that our oomcrlpts-to-be,
will demand union gone, union uniforms,
ete. It Is not outside of reason, when we
recall that Incident where Australians went
on strike In the treafhes for better food, and
Nothing li Impossible, hut Sir Robert, and
he Is the limit. Impossibilities are hla long
aut. He can take members that have never
been elected, make them dream and pass
npon lawa that Chetty and Blackstone groan
In their graves aa they try to assimilate Ottawa vaporing and the basic principles of
common law.
I have been In the province for ten years
and never had an opportunity to vote, but,
, '__'_ g by the results accomplished by those
who did, well, Sir Robert is the answer to
the joke.
Ottawa politicians are adept In the art of
"tasierlng," to sacier, I. e., to kick a person, turn them round three times, kick them
again, and make them say: "Thank you!"
And we have been saying "thank you" for
A long time, but If still pimlee me what the
"xxxx" we have heen thanking for.
Pauline, 'twas ever thus.        *
8. H. COOKE,
U. B. 0., Local 617.
17 Hasting! Street West.
Opposite Lsoor Tomplo
v.utoouvM, a. o.
Htldqoarttrs for Lsbor mon.   Baits
75s tnd 91.09 ptr iv.
99.60 ptr wttk snd vp.
Otft tt KtllouMt Bates.
>tt as aad tan money.
The JinrU Electric Co., Ltd.
570 Bichards Strut
style of a ballot paper. Tbe applicant
for exemption is required to place a
cross opposite tbe grounds ob which the
claim is made. His case will then go
to the local tribunal, to whicb proof in
support will be submitted.
Application for exemption may be
made not only by tbe man himself but
by his employer or a near relative. In
Great Britain claims for exemption on
the ground of a man being indispensable in his civil occupation are generally made by the employer, wbo appeals to the tribunal on behalf of his
men. It is felt that such a claim can
best be made by the employer. In any
event a man claiming essential occupation would need to have the support of
his employer to his claim.
The forms of military report are
equally simple. Those will be used by
men who do not wish to claim exemption. They avoid the necessity of reporting in person until such time as a
recruit is called up for service.
The declaration reads:
"I hereby report myself for military
service. I will report taysclf for duty
when called upon by notice mailed to
mo ot "
Blanks follow for tho namo and ad-
dross, of tho recruit, his status, whether
a bachelor or a widower, his present
occupation and' the name and address
of his employer.
Both classes of forms are now In the
hands of the printers and will be distributed immediately they are available.
The out o'door man—the one
who has to do with the woods,
on the farm, or the mines, or
other rough work, the man who
hunts or prospects, the business
or professional man who haB to
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Look t.r the name "LECKIE"
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And remember-^The quality
goes IN before the name goes ON
—that's a "LECKIE."
Bacon, siloed, per lb •— 80c
Ayrshire Bacon ..30c and 38c
Slater's Tea, lb  80c
Slater's Coffee, ft 26c
Apex Jam, 4-lb. tins - 45c
Tomatoes, large cans, 2 for.... 86c
Evaporated Milk . 10c
Jello, 3 for 85c
McDonald's Pork and Beans 10c
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Dental Specialist
'Where can I find
Dr. Lowe?"
Many a man, and woman, when they have allowed their
teeth to dqcay, or who have had them out and feel the
need of a bridge, have asked this question:
"Where Can I Find
Dr. Lowe?"
Well, he's easy to flnd, and he's alwayS on the job. Do
you know where Woodward's Department storo is? Dr.
Lowe is right across the street, upstairs, at the corner of
Hastings and Abbott sareets.
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Our FALL STOCK of Men's Suits and Overcoats are now
5n stook, and considering thc big advance in prices, wc are
offering exceptional values.
SuitB from $12.00 up to $30.00
Overcoats from $11.00 up to $26.00
Raincoats from .$ 6,00 up to $18.00
Stanfield's Underwear, per suit ..«.......$3.00 to $6.00
Headlight Overalls; the best by proof, per pair. $2.00
18 and 20 Cordova St West
444 Main St
The Shackles of Russia Now
Being Riyetted Upon
Men of Britain
IT IS THB solemn responsibility of
British democracy to maintain its
rights and privileges unimpaired. The
preoccupation of the boys at the front
must not' be basely turned to their disadvantage. Whilst engaged in a glorious and sanguinary struggle for the
common rights of humanity the British
race must not 'be robbed of its cherish
ed birthrights. Yet truth to tell, the
strongholds of democracy are crumb-
ling. Around us already is stnown the
debris of our much-boasted, temple of
liberty. The fire of the enemy is now
concentrated on the staff which bears
the blood-stained banner of the free.
We are sorely harassed by the confederate forces of reaction and privilege,
The advance agents of despotism are
active and the spies of Prussianism persistency dog our steps. They are found
in high offlce. Thoir handiwork is observable on all sides. From their tiue
home beyond the North Sea they have
imported the censorship, the passport,
the police documentation, the ruthless
persecution of sects, agents-provocateur
and farcical trials. On the plea' of national necessity thev are still busy at
their nefarious work of .undermining
the very foundations of our national
greatness. By specious pleas and lying words they have won the confidence
of some of the viery sincerest of the
friends of the common people. The
shackles of Russia are being rivetted
on Britain. Unless strong and courageous steps are at once taken, our children will inherit but a fraction of the
rights which were ours. Now is the
time to deal with the foes within our
gates. Wo still have the franchise—
God only knows for how long: Already its sanctity has been violated by
impious and desecrating hands. Ministers regard tbe people with ill-disguised contempt. On their own re-.
sponsibility they prolong office and legislate irrespective of a popular mandate. Acts of parliament, for which a
time-expired legislative assembly alone
is responsible, are being proclaimed
and will be administered by brute
force. The bulwarks of the constitution are in tho hands^of .agents-provocateur in the Bervice .of the enemy. The
proud boast tof our fathers that
"Britons never will be slaves" has
already* been shamelessly falsified. If
ever there was a time in the history
of our race which called for courage,
and loyalty and sacrifice, it is now.
Each must seek, not his own but his
neighbor's good. With one supreme
effort we must unitedly overthrow the
sinister influences which bode ill for
future prosperity. Let an insistent call
be made for mono faith in democracy.
Let, us meet the Huns as a free people.
What occasion is there to make concessions to tyranny? When and where
was the noble cause of human freedom advanced br wearing the badge of
slaves?   Why these attempts at regi
mentation of free people? Why not
openly and proudly hitch our chariot
to the star of eternal justice? If the
nation is engaged in a just and "righteous flght for its .rery existence—and
we, Relieve it la—rWhy is it necessary
to pay homage to the enemy? Why
worship at his shrine and trust in his
gods? Why not place our faith here
and now in that Ood who is just and
good and righteous? Why not frankly
ally ourselves with the invincible forces
of the eternal? ■; Why; resort to Prussian chicanery, duplicity and malevolence? Why thia eagerness to share
her infamy, her shame and her doom?
Where today are the empires of the
past which built on these foundations?
There iB an enemy a't the gates: let
us. not divide our forces. There is
stern fight ahead: let 'us not harbor
traitors. There ate cherished privileges to defend: let us not basely toss
them to the foe. Every true Briton
at this, time should adopt as his motto,
"What we have, we'll hold."—The
Week, Victoria.
I've heird them r»ve of dames bo fair,
Their drew, their form, Oh my I
I've heard them tillt.of vintage nre,
Port, beer, gift ana rye.
I've heard them rave, the air grow thick,
I've been amongst the boys—
I've heard them lie io smooth and Bllok,
I've shared their woes and joyi.
I've heard their view* on work ud war,
Eaeh one had hli solution.
I've heard the "Rod" stamp, ramp aad roar,
Se the coming revolution.
I've heard tbem talk of laying brick,.
Tacking lath and mixing mortar—
Laying out and framing sticks
How they do, and how they ought 'ter.
Laying ribs, says his nibs, crosswise of the
keel—   "
Huh, peddle tbat to some one else, saya
wrathy Undo BUI.
Barbers, butchers, bakers, they all look good
to me,
Timber  workers,   garment   workers,   the
whole darn family.
The I. L, A., the A. P. L., even the S. P.
of O.
Seamen, sallon, musicians, tailors, join In
the revelry.
Movie operaton, teamsters, EIGHT or MINE,
And If you're not included here, come In
,     the-water's flne.
Engineers still argue,  how they make the
. fog, <
Brewery workers chew the fat on bow they
mix the grog. •
Sawmill workers spread the bull, how they
cut up planks,
Boilermakers swapping views, how they rivet
up tbe tanks.
Stage  hands  speak  in whispers,, talking  of
their "dates,"
Ornamental iron workers, laying out their
TUe setters think and frown on how to lay
out floors,
Whilst membera of the brotherhood,  build
bungalows and doors.
Machinist* work out problems, with calipers
and rules,
Teamsters discuss the merits, of their horses
and their males.
The typos give us all tbe "facts," as tbey
- set up the news,
The cooks' and waiters tell their troubles,
serving op the stews.
Wo hear things as they should be,' and also
how they are, ■
From platform riders on tbe back of the B.
O. E.VR.
Electrical workers dolled up swell,  hair all
slick and spruce,
Discussing  volts  and  amperage   and   other
things on "juice."
Bridge workers also tltnbermen, teU funny
jokes with -smirks,
We   hear  about  the   baseball  news,   from
sporty retail clerks.      •
The) crowd's alt here, I hear them now, calling ont the roll,
So with fraternal greetings, I'll crawl back
In my hole.*
To clean windows and mirrors, rub
them over with thin cold starch, let it
dry on, and then wipe off with a soft
cloth. This will clean the glass and
also give it a ipiljiant polish. .
When a resolution is introduced, he is
sure to offer an objectidt. Sometimes
he kicks on the subject matter itself.
Then he protests against the form in
which the resolution has been present*
ed. Frequently he finds fault with a
word in the construction of a sentence,
and often he will offer an amendment
which puts,the original resolution out
of business.' He Ib primed for every
parliamentary dispute.        .
He seems to be familiar with every
communication that is read at the meeting of the local. He knows the leaders
and their foibles. He is on the job all
the time, with both feet, both fists, and
with a tongue that is sharper than a
two-edged sword. He takes himself seriously. Never does he crack a smile.
He has a mission, and everybody soon
comes to know it. Often have we wished him in Timbuctoo, where he could
spout to hia heart's contont on,all the
"isms" that so glibly glide off the end
of tils tongue.   .
But. honestly, we'd tolas him if he
should go. Hits him not because we
love him,* perhaps, but becauee he la
one of the necessary factors in our development. As a matter of faot, without him, we'd soon drift into a rut, because most of us are too laay to think
of an objection, to say nothing of an
original proposition. There's at least
one thing that we must say to his credit—he alwaya attends the meetings.
Furthermore, he must spend considerable, time in reading and in study to
know as much as he does about current
events, and the theories whieh men are
discussing.   He actually thinks.
He may not always be right, but he
certainly is awake—and that's another,
point to his credit. Also, he keeps the
rest of us awake. And that Isn't bad.
But he is more often right than not.
We object to him because he is like a
bee biizilng about our heads, but even
the bee is a useful creature.
Sometimes its hard to be patient with
the kicker. But there are others who
are worse than he is—for instance, the
fellow who never shows up at the meeting and1 then does his kicking outside,
where it does a whole lot more harm.
He's the chat that should be jumped
on, and not the man who is sincerely,
usually intelligently, though not always
wisely, registering an objection in the
open meeting to proposed actions which
would often spell disaster.
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A Nm Cm 8l«Mi| On Win Mlt
Id tne tprlng of 1893 I wm attacked br
Huioular ud InBunautorf - HheumstUm. I
suffered u only thoie woo htve tt know, for
over three yeirs. I tried remedy tfter
remedy, ud doctor tfter doctor, but such
relief u I received wu only temporary.
FtDilly, I found a remedy thit cured me
completely, udlt hu never returned. I
here given tt to* number wbo were terribly
■fflloted ud even bedridden with Rheums*
ud tt effected » eon la every cut.
1 wut every nferer from uy form of
- Jieumette trouble Co try thlt mtrreloui heel*
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yoar name ud addrea ud I will lead It
tree to try. After yon have need It ud
It hu prono lteelf to lie thtt long-looked-for
■ of curing yonr Rheumatism, yoa mty
the price of It, oae dollar, hat. uoder-
ttaad I do not want nor money unleu yoa
are perfectly latlifled to tend It Iio't that
falrr Whr. tofler uy longer wben positive
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Write tody
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Syruate. N. T.
Mr. Jaekwa It responsible.      Abort
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96 Rooms with Private Bath at $3.00
THE new management mean to make the Stratford a real home for
the boys. Billiard and pool tables will be installed; and a series of
extension lectures on Languages, Literature, War Themes, and varied
subjects will be given in the rotunda.
On and after October 1st the manager will be glad to reserve you
rooms for the winter and give every attention to your personal comfort.
In these times of wur and stress,
exceptional measures must meet exceptional conditions.
The Stratford Hotol Syndicate has
thereforo decided, in order to give
thc small investor a safe security,
to issue 7 per cent, mortgage bonds,
to purchase tho whole of thc superb
furnishings of this hotel, which cost
over $30,000 to instal.
These bonds will issuo in denomi'
nntions of $50 and $100. redeemable
nt par, and will provide a ready and
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For fuller particulars inquire at
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Northwest Trust building, Richurds
street, PAGE EIGHT
FBIDAY. September 28, 181
What is the condition
of the gums of your teeth?
—In fairness to yourself, look right now—and see.
THE gums should be firm under pressure, should hold the teeth
firmly, and* should run along an even and normal line.
IF your gums are Bwollen or inflamed, exude pus under pressure,
ure receding from the normal line at any point—if they bleed
easily or allow the tooth to "wobble."
See me at once.   These are symptoms of pyorrhea, a disease
tbat threatens not only your teeth, bat also your general
I have mado a special study of pyorrhea, and am constantly treat*
ing such cases with great benefit. I will be glad to give you expert advice if you will allow hie to examine your teeth.
Crown snd Bridge work,
Dental Plates, aU forms
of dental work thoroughly done.
Phone Sev. 3314
Dr.Wm. H. Thompson
602 Granville Street
Cor. Dunsmuir Private entrance
We put the Union Label on all
Suits and Overcoats we make
for Ladies and Gentlemen—
. We do this as a guarantee that you have received the best of workmanship throughout tho building of .your clothes. Our cutters and fitters have for years given our patrons the satisfaction of knowing they
were wearing clothes that fit—clothes that were built for them. See
our fall and winter samples for ladies and gentlemen. The prices on
our made-to-order Suits and Goats are the lowest consistent with standard goods and expert workmanship.
Charmeuse Satin
There is no question that this is going to be the fashionable silk this
season, lt is a, satin-faced silk and Ib both most attractive in appear*
ance and a thoroughly high-grade, dependable material. 40 inches is the
width, with a nice range of shades to ehoose from, including gold, rose,
emerald, purple, sky, pink, champagne, saxe, taupe, Copenhagen, navy,
black and white.
The cost of this Bilk will undoubtedly go much higher bat owing to
favorable buying we are still able to keep the price
down to a reasonable figure.    Specially priced,
per yard	
gner wai owing io
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wo read: "I was very Lear-sighted, so that the only 1
things I oould Btudy, were those I ran against or
stumbled ovor. ... My oompanions seemed to
see things to shoot at which I could not see at all.
Ono day they rsad aloud an advertisement in huge letters on a distant billboard, and I then realised that
something was the matter, for not only-was I malto
to road the sign, bnt could not oven aee tho letters. I
spoke of this ttt my father, and soon afterwards got
my flrst pair of apecttclee, which literally opened an
entirely ne* world to mo, I had no Idea how beautiful tbe world waa until I got those spectacles. I bad
boen clumsy and an awkward littlo boy; a good doal
of it waa due to the fact that I could not see, and yet
wan wholly Ignorant that I waa not seeing. The recollection of this experience gives mo a keen sympathy
with those, who are trying in our public schools, and
elsewhere, to remove the physical cause of deflclency
In children who aro often unjustly blamed for being
obstinate nnd unambitious, or mentally stupid."
Companions of Colonel Boosevclt's youngor days remember him ns a vory delicato lad, and that after
wearing glnsacs ho suddenly gained activity and
strength, nnd that sinco that eventful period of his life
he has been a real live wire, and become ono of the
greatest men of the past and present century.
Ignorance of the human eye as the receiver, transformer and transmitter of electro-magnetic energy,
robbed the science of optometry of the credit of making tho transformation in the physical condition of
young BooBevelt and thousands of other similar eases,
and wrongfully ascribed these changes in physical conditions to empiricism.
Many of these physical transformations by the correction of irregularities of the eye by means of lenses,
hnve been frequently mentioned by me in newspapers of
this city. Empiricism has no foothold in my work,
which is founded on tho solid basis of scientific discovery. This must be well-known to the readers of tho
Vancouver press, and to scores and scores of others
who havo hoard me enunciate my methods from the
But in addition to physical development, thero is the
mental development of young children as was personally experienced by young Roosevelt, by tho correction
of irregularities of the eyes by means of lenses, and
which should receive the unanimous support of the
citizens of Vancouver. How many minds have been
kopt in a backward and useless condition by the silly,
ignorant, yes, criminal advice given the parents, often
by their health advisers, for has there not been wholesale opposition by a certain class against the greatest
blessing ever discovered for the rellefof human suffering and the development of mind and body!
Persistent efforts on my part, in tho face of prosecution years ago, and persecution ever sinco, has not
stopped me in my work of developing this valuable
science; but alas! it has deprived many hundreds of
the inestimable benefits which would accrue to them
woro they to take full advantage of the opportunities
which have been constantly open to thom.
I have now the satisfaction of having captured tho
advanced trenches of igronance, and will soon have
tho pleasure of planting my banner on nil tho most
poworful redoubts of a kultur which has for its armament ignorance of material laws, combined with a
strong personal animosity. But this is but a rinnll in*
domnification for all the opposition I have met with in
trying to do my "bit" in thc allovintion of human
Tho public havo but to read of thc insane opposition
which a gentleman met with in hi» attempts to introduce a new antesthetic to tbe nttentlon of the medical
profession to fully comprehend the methods of those
who should bo in tho front rank ns angels of mercy on
the battlefield and in tho hospitals of England and
the continent. >
But of this more anon.
A. McKay Jordan
Phone 4666 VANCOUVER, B. 0.
(Continued from Page One.)
the Labor movements of, other lands,
was successfully pulled off. This interesting business has become a habit.
Not that it is of any value other thnn
the means whereby fraternal delegates
may at least appear to give something
in return for tho bourgeois rewards of
merit bestowed upon them, presumably
for delivering their "messages" without blushing. The "message" delivered
at Ottawa by the fraternal delegate
from Samuel Gompers, was so unmistakably dictated by that distinguished
gentlman himself as to cause .sumo of
the dolegates to experience the weird
feeling that the great man was himself
at least prosent in tho spirit. Joe Nny-
lor, presidont of tho B. C. Federation
of Labor, declared to The Federationist, yesterday, that it was positively
The Baal Showdown.
The real test of the convention, ob
measured from the standpoint of a
Labor movemont, entitled to be consid
ered anything more thnn a sham and a
hypocrisy, camo with the consideration
of the mattor of military conscription^
as adopted and force* upon lire poople
of Canuda by tho proBent reactionary
governmont nt Ottawa.
Tho term reactionary is nuperflous,
howevor, for tho simple renson that all
governments aro essentially that.    .
It wub common knowledge that tho
Trados and Labor Congress had tnken
a most decided stand against conacription, up to tho date of tho convention.
The eonvontlons of 1915 nnd 1916
most emphatically condemned it and de*
clared unswerving opposition to it.
The following from thc report of tho
executivo council, and which was approved by a majority of thc delegates
to the convention, affords a record of
the most complete, shameless and ab*
ject repudiation of a clearly announced,
long-held and perfectly justifiable
policy, ever recorded in the history of
the Labor movement:
"While the oongress ennnot stultify itself to the degree of either
withdrawing or contradicting this
year its firm and carefully thought
out viows on the question of conscription, as embodied in tho resolutions of 1915 and 1918, still, under
our representative form of government, it is not deemed either right,
patriotic or in the interests of the
Dominion or bf the Labor classes,
to say or do aught that might prevent the powers thnt be from obtaining all the results that they nntici-
fiate from tho enforcement of such
This delightful "right-about-face";
thiB^ abject and servile surrender to
the( impudent reactionary exigencies of
ruling class politics, was carried
through and made possible by the voteB
of 186 delegates to the convention as
against 106 who were opposed to it.
And  The  Federationist  is   by
means sure it waa a surrender.
It bears a most striking resemblance
to a deliberate and well-conceived piece
of dirty* and low-down Conservative
politics, carried out by the conscienceless and shameless agents of reaction
that have been conscripted to their
foul work by thoee subtle influences
that the political and governmental
agencies of the ruling class know only
too well how to brine to bear upon
the egotism and cupidity of those endowed with weak moral fibre.
According to the dictionary, to "stultify" is, "to cause to appear absurdly
inconsistent; to give nn appearance of
foolishness." And yet this congress
cnn see no stultification in refusing
to withdraw or contftdict: Its "firm
and carefully thought out views on
conscription," while at the same time
meekly and joyously accepting it as
something that is "right, patriotic, and
in the interest of tho Labor classes."
For that is exactly what the above
quotation from the report of the executive council affirms when it states that
"it is not deemed either right, patriotic, or in the interests of the Dominion, or of the Labor classes, to say
or do aught that might prevent the
powers thaf be 'ron> obtaining all the
results that they anticipate from the
enforcement of such law."
If it is not "right, patriotic or in
the interest of the Labor classes to say
or do aught thot might prevent, etc.,"
then it logically follows that it is
"right, patriotic and in tho interests
of tho Labor clasBess" to havo con-
"Cannot stultify" is good. Evidently the 136 who voted their approval
of the grossest stultification on record,
aa well as the executive council which
perpetrated it, ean be guilty of doing
things subconsciously or in some equally
absurd manner, perhnps benring "an
appearance of foolishness."
A Bit of Stage Flay.
After taking thc voto upon the af ore-'
said stultification, the astute president
of tho congress called for a standing
voto to show how many of the dele-
gotoa were in favor of conscription.
Only sii roso to thoir feet in fnvor,
whilo all the rest rose as opposed to it.
It would thus appear that out of the
130 who voted to lay down to the conscription policy of tho Borden government and declare it to bc "right, patriotic and in the interests of tho Labor
classes," only six had the manhood and
courage of their convictions to stay
with the proposition right out in the
open where everybody could see what
they looked like.
The balance, rose up on their hind
legs as against conscription, for tho
purpose of covering up the dirty poll*
ticnl tracks they had made when they
repudiated the previous anticonscriptlon
attitude of the Canadian Labor movement.
Tho astute Mr. Watters need entertain no delusion that any such feeble
stage play os that will be sufficient
to cover up any dirty tracks that may
be left behind in crooked political
meanderings.    ■
The East and the West.
If there is any onc fact that looms
upon tho horizon of inovitable nonclu*
sions, as a result of the great labor
debacle at Ottawa, it is that thero is
nothing at present in common between
the Labor movoment of the oust und
thnt of the west.
It iB just as true of Canada os it is
of the United States.
The Labor movement of the cast is
reactionary nnd servile to the core.
Its vision hns never reached beyond
the mattor 'of work and wnges, the
gospel ond philosophy of slavery. If
there has been any advanced and progressive thought it hns, aa a rule, come
forth from tho west.   Tho 106 who at
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the convention voted against the reactionary policies of the congress, were
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weBt thereof.
Delegates returning here report that
they were almost looked upon as
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of election to the meanest office at
the disposal of the convention. Nor
did a western city stand even the
slightest show of being' entitled to the
honor of being the seat of the next
convention, although the east has had
the last two.
A clearer dell of the advanced and
radical Labor movement of the west
could scarce be imagined than the entire attitude of the convention towards
not only the 'western delegates, but
every measure or line of action that
wbb suggested bearing the earmarks of
anything outside of the reactionary
and anti-labor" policies evidently cut
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itself. It is time the western Labor
movement repudiated this servile and
suicidal policy and refused to longer
be a party to it. *
The Officers Elected.
A moBt convincing proof of the essentially reactionary attitude of the
congress may be found in a scrutiny
of the officers elected for the ensuing
year. J. C. Watters, president, by acclamation; a conscriptionist by virtue
of the report of the executive council
that was adopted by the convention, aB
already referred to,
. P. M. Draper, secretary-treasurer; a
conscription iat by the same token, and
a well-paid government job-holder for
many years. No better qualification
for the job of labor secretary could be
required, that is, from the ruling class
political standpoint. Nothing further
need be said.
Fraternal delegate to the A. F. of L.,
William Lodge; conscriptionist and a
long-time handy -hi nn for others. Has
been for some years in training for the
viery billet that ho has now secured.
Will no doubt well deserve a stickpin,
Fraternal delegate to British Trades
OongresB, Mr. Kennedy, another conscriptionist and of otherwise unknown
Delegates to Peace Conference, J. C.
Watters, P. M. Draper and James
Simpson; all conscriptionists, tho latter
with just enough radicalism to lead the
western men to fancy there is sufficient leaven in the east to eventually
leaven the reactionary lump.
The Peace Conference reforred to is
to be held at some future time to be
determined by tho government authorities. Whatever is to be done at that
conference will also be determined'by
the powers that be, and will be faithfully carried out by the favored delegates, no doubt.
A Touching Scene.
The most inspiring incident of the
convention was undoubtedly the presentation of a blood-stained bayonet, direct from Vimy Ridge, to President
Watters, by John Winstone, fraternal
delegate from Great Britain. A bayonet daintily etched and Btained with
the blood of some poor human creature,
hurled into the cruel vortex of
ruling clnsB slaughter and devastation
by forces over which he had no control. What more fitting presentation
could possibly be made to tbe high officer of a great Labor movement? What
more BUggestive of the high purposo,
lofty concepts and the ennobling aspirations of a great world-wide Labor*
movement? What moro emphatic and
convincing affirmation of the solidarity
of Labor and the rapid approach of
that brotherhood of man that has been
so long dreamed of by the men who
toil and sweat, than this gentle reminder of the horrible fact that one presumably human being had patriotically
stabbed another presumably human being to death, at the word of command
of rulers and robbers who tortured and
damned both the killer and the killed?
And the soul-stirring words of President Watters, in expressing thanks for
the precious gift, should go down in
the annals of time among the historic
and epoch-making utterances of all the
"It strikes me to my heart chords
to receive from a brother delegate
from the British Isles this token. It
stimulates me to make my utmost
The sturdy, bulky youngster going;
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Parents who have tested the wearing qualities of our shoes aro satisfied that lt is much better to buy
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Your Boys' Store
•TOMORROW, Saturday, Sep-
■*• tember 29th, marks the opening
of a Boys' Department in connection
with this store.
The entire second floor is being devoted
to this Department and we have had an up-
to-date elevator service installed.
We have made painstaking efforts to satisfy every need of the Boys in the Clothing
and Furnishing line, and we are showing
limitless numbers of styles and patterns in
Suits, Overcoats, Shirts, Hosiery, Underwear and Hats.
Come tomorrow and bring the Boy
ter of tbe bowels of hiB immortal soul
should have been aomewhate emotional-
endeavors to make the world safe for
democracy.   It will remind us from
time to time of what our Canadian
boys have done for us and it will
stimulate me to make still further efforts in the cause—good not only for
Canada, but for humanity."
Tho  Federationist Ib by no means
surprised that the recipient's "heart
chords" were affected upon receiving
this eminently-fitting token of fraternal
greeting from the motherland. It would
not have been Surprising If the sphinc-
ly disturbed by the fraternal suggest-
iveness of the gift and the bare possibility that it might be colored with
the blood of a pig instead of a Hun.
But if we were real sure about the
blood it might be suggested to the recipient that it be henceforth adopted
as the official insignia of the Tradei
and Labor CongresB of Canada. What
could be more appropriate, during then
bellicose days, than a bloody bayonet
rampant, surrounded by the wordi
"Labor Omnia Vincit," and with
President Watters nnd his '' heart
chords" in the background!
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