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I NINTH YEAR.   No. 46
A Call to Arms in the Great
Battle of Democracy
vs. Autocracy
Two Winnipeg Seats Sure
to Go to Labor Can
J I. A. Austin the Candidate to
Carry Labor's Banner
to Ottawa
NELSON, B. C, Nov. 12.—Aid. Aus-
tin's campaign committee here is buay
und if the liberals keep out of the
fight his election ia assured. And thus
we will be able to drive at least one
more spike in, the political coffin of
the "Unionist" autocrats at Ottnwa,
Following is a copy of some of the
campaign literature we are using in
this riding:
To thr Electors of West Kootenay
The world today is witnessing one of
the most gigantic struggles that has
•ver been recorded in history. That
struggle, unlike the struggles of the
vast is not being fought for conquest,
race or religion, out it Ib being fought
for a principle of government in which
the interests of the working people of
all lands are vitally affected.
That struggle which began upon the
battletllcd of Flanders is now being
carried on amongst the civilian populations of all civilized countries.
. It Is a struggle between democracy
V*l autocracy.
An it is boing fought in Russia, in
Italy in France, in England, in Australia, and in the United States, and
at the coming election in December
that same struggle will be fought out
at the polls by the people of Canada.
The bloody carnage in Europo has
been brought about by. ambitious potentates, and scheming politicians acting in defiance of tho wishes of the
common people, with the fearful results which we see today.
Tbe time lias come ln all civilized
[countries where the wishes of the
people must be heard and anything in
the nature ot autocracy smashed beyond recovery
In Canada during thc last few ycais
we havo had humiliating examples of
the graft and corruption which can be
practiced by an nutocratlc government
when it holds supremo power.
For the sake of profits, our soldiers
have, been supplied with boots which
have been condemned by the British
authorities, mu that no soldier landed
in France with the boots supplied to
him by our government.
For the sake of profits, our soldiers
wero equipped with the Boss rifle which
was so unsatisfactory that many men
have risked their lives in climbing over
the top, to got a Lee-Enfield riflo from
a dead comrade.
For the sake of profits, our soldiers
I were equipped with a 60-pound kit,
which was condemned by the British
For the sake of profits, our soldiers
were supplied .with tlio Sum HugheB'
shovel which was supposed to be a
trenebing-tol and also a shield. The
British authorities condemned it as be-
ingunsuitnble for cithor purpose.
Whilst this graft and corruption has
boen practiced at tbe «xpenso of tho
sol '^ers, and has been piling up the national debt for stuff which was thrown
on the junk-pilo, the civilian population has been treated with contempt
by the passing of tho Military Service act and the War-time Elections
act, both of which striko at the fundamental principles of democracy.
In order to distract the people from
tho real issue the government has begun a win-the-war campaign with much
noise and tho boating of big drums.
We an out to win the war for de-
mocracy and not to win the election for
But wo Bhall certainly not win if
any member of tho lute corrupt admin-
istration is left in powor.
Conserlption we aro told is necessary.
But not only is it not necessary, it is
absolutely fatal to tho interests of tho
Allies to tnke men away at this juncture from active production.
If we loso this fight it will be not
for lack of soldiers but for lack of
ships, and thc most foolish of all tho
follies of our hide-bound politicians is
to interfere with production iu this
The question of the election thereforo is this: Aro the men whom we
elect to parliament our masters or our
If thoy are our servants thon tho
passing of tho conscription law uml
tho frniitihiso luw tigaiust tho wishes
of the sovereign peoplo is a rebellion
of the servants agalnBt their masters.
If they ure our masters, then we
havo in Canada tho same Bystem of
uutocruey against whicli our troops are
fighting, and it is up to the workors at
the coming olection to seo to it that
a man is elected in West Kootenay who
will be our servant and through whom
our wishes will be enacted into law.
I. A. Austin, of Nelson, is tho Labor
candidate, and, being a workingman,
his interests Ho wholly in domocracy.
Ho will figlit, therefore, at nil times,
with unflagging energy againat all legislation which ia in tho intereat of
autocracy, and support every measuro
which is in tho interest of democrncy,
. Do not bc fooled by tho beating of
biff drums in tho name of patriotism.
Vote for AuBtin and for democracy.
Mr. Bordon hus just issued a second
hianifosto. Tbo first manifesto evidently was not adequate.
Tho burden of tho manifesto is, thnt
the governmont promises to do a lot
of things in the public interest. But
tho chnnce of promises boing realized
must bo considered in the light of past
performances accompli shed.
No governmont bus ever yot appealed
to t'jp electorate without a full nnd
enticing menu nf soups, flsh, entrees,
joints, sweets, wines, cigars nnd oof-
foo. In othor words, this trick of riding thc mule with n b.iiich of carrots
extended ut tho end of 11 long polo is
beginning to bo exposed. Mind, I sny,
(Continued on Pngo 8)
B. A. Bigg, M.P,
peg, is definitely i]
Labor candidate
for the federal houn
Becretary-treasurer oi
trict of the Interni
union, is in the field
in Centre Winnipeg.
irth Winni-
. field ai a
,. S. Ward,
aadian Dis-
Same ticket
men came
out at a meeting djfj^HJabor repre
, the Trades
on Monday
sentation committee M
and Labor hall, Wiul
night. -n^——■.
Controller A. W. Futtee, whose name
was put before the meeting, declined
to Btand. Alderman John Queen, a
Social-Democrat, whose name has been
mentioned as a possible candidate, was
not favored by the meeting, his candidature being declared unsatisfactory,
as also was that of S. J. Farmer,
Laurier-Liberal candidate, already in
the field in Centre Winnipeg.
The Labor Bepresentation Committee decided not to place a candidate
in the field against G. W. Allan, K.C.,
a " unionist," who is opposed to N. T.
MacMillan, a Laurier Liberal.
AdviceB from the 'Peg are most assuring for the election of Bigg and
Ward.   In fact, it's a cinch.
V; ~r*'"' ' "
.('WW)     $1.50 PER YEAR
British Trade Union Congress Officials Will
Lend a Hand
The B. C. Federation of Labor haa
not inly placed six candidates in the
field in thia province, but ita executive
committee has also determined to safeguard tho casting of tbo overseas vote,
ao far aa it is possible. Officials of the
British Tradea Union Congress have
been asked to assist organized labor in
Canada by seeing that there is no-
erooked work pulled off over there in
taking the soldiers' vote. Sec.-Treas A.
S. Wells has addressed the following
self-explanatory lotter to Mr. W. T.
Wilson,. M. P.:      •
"My Dear Mr. Wilson: Today I hays
written to Mr. Chandler, asking him Jo endeavor to Beo that thero Is an effective
scrutiny of tho ballots cast by the aoldlera
In the old land, in the coining general election in this country. No doubt, you will be
aware that the soldiors from Canada will
be Riven a voto In this election, and we have
six candidates in the field, myself being one
of them.
"We havo had considerable experience
with our politicians and are, therefore,
dubious ns to what thoy will not do to do*
font the wish of the electorate. I have
asked Mr. Chandler to seo that your con-
Kress or tho parliamentary group be asked
to safeguard our Intorests. Tbls scorns
necessary aftor our recent experience, when
the referondum on tho quoBtion of prohibition was being taken, when all kinds of
tricks were pulled off to upset the popular
wish. Wo would fool sure tnat our interests wore being watched if either of the
bodies referred to would undertake to Bee
that the election was not In anyway faked
or tampered with, eithor by ballot box stuffing, or any other wrongful methods pursued.
"I  remain   fraternally yours,
"A. S. WELLS."
Sec. B. C. F. of L.
Victoria, B. C, Nov.  12, 1917.
Company Member of Board in Freight
Handlers Dispute Withdrawn
E. A. James, the C. P. R. representative in the board of arbitration called
to settle the disputes between the C.
P. R. and tho Freight Handlers, resigned, or was withdrawn from tho
board yesterday becnuse of a ruling of
the minister of labor.
Tho arbitration camo to a deadlock
on Monday, when tho C.P.B. objected
to considering the appeals of the office
men with thoso of the Freight Handlers. The Freight Handlers held that
tho office men were members of their
union and should bo treated aB such.
Mr. Justice Murphy, chairman of the
board, hold that the tribunal had the
power to consider thc claims of both
ofllce men and Freight Handlers.
On nccouut of thc objections raised
by the C. P. R. a telegram was sont
the minister of labor by tho chairman
stating the condition of affairs, and,
ponding a reply, the board was inactive. The telegram came yesterday,
the minister upholding thc chairman.
The C, P. R. repreaentative at once
withdrew from the board.
Tho miniator hns been notified of
this action, und if the C. P. R. does not
select anothor representative within
fivo days the minister will select ono
and tho board will proceed.
General Opinion  Is That
Government Is Afraid
of  Defeat
Vancouver, Newcastle and
Alberni Demanding Full
Although the Brewster government
is in power with an overwhelming majority, for whieh many electors who
voted for it are sincerely sorry they
did, Premier Brewster is unwilling to
bring on the by-elections, no doubt expecting the results will show a revulsion of opinion to his own discredit.
And that is what is very likely to
occur, judging by all that is heard
derogatory of the government from
which the people expected so mueh.
The Brewster government is not
making good. It has shown marvelous
inefficiency in every cabinet head. It
Ib more a case of swelled head than
anything else, on the part ef most of
the ministers, including the premier.
The premier ran for both Vietoria
and Alberni-and won in both ridings.
He elected to be the representative of
Victoria. But he would also at the
same time, and meanwhile, "represent" Alberni. So far as any "rep*
resenting" he has done for Alberni,
that constituency might just as well
not be in existence.
Parker Williams was elected to represent Newcastle. He resigned to take
a place on the Workmen's Compensation board—which he probably regrets
by thiB time.
Hon. Ralph Smith . was one of the
members elected from Vancouver. He
These were events of months ago.
The byeleetions were promised within
a few weeks. Weeks stretched into
months. First the government waited
till the Equal Suffrage act came into
operation, figuring to catch the women'a votes. But when the situation
was canvassed, "the best laid plans,"
So the byeleetions were postponed
in hopes that aomethlng would come
up sufficiently to the government credit
to give it a chance to win.
But nothing has come up.
The premier and his advisers now are
discussing whether it would be advisable to hold tho byeleetions during the
turmoil of the federal elections, hoping
thus to win.
Whether during the fedoral elections
or not the people want the by-elections
held. It is too bad the Brewster gov*
ernment didn't think of the "enumerator" system. Then it might steal
the election.
Dance and Whist
Drive On Tonight
To Aid Campaign
The top floor of the Labor
Temple tonight will be the scene
of a merry party gathered to
dance and play whist in aid of
the campaign fund of the B. C.
F. of L. The whist drive will
start at 8:30 sharp and the dance
at 9 o'clock.
Some excellent prises will be
offered, including two umbrellas,
a man's scarf and lady's handbag.
It is expected there will be
several vaudeville fcurnB supplied
by the Pantages theatre.
Music will be furnished by
Weaver's orchestra.
Political Campaign Opened
for Federal House by
B. CF.of L.
International   Executive   WiU   Take
Measures to Protect All
Vancouver local of the American
Fedoration of Musicians has sent on a
strong protest to the international socretary against the practice indulged in
by mnny thentrical companies travelling
on tho road, and advertising large numbers of musicians in their orchestras,
but actually carrying very fow, in most
eases not more than ono or two.
It refers to a local cuse, which happened recently, in which th'i performing company advertised 40 musicians,
and only carried piano and drums, and
used tlio houso orchestra, which only
brought up thc total to thirteen.
Tho local thought the A. F. of M.
sliould tnke action to protect tho thea-
trc-going public from such imposition.
The general secretary, in answer,
states that the public lias been defrauded in the 'manner described for years,
and; intimates that official action will
be taken in tho matter at the next international convention.
A Miserable Offer Made By
Employers to Members
of New Local
After a month of negotiation between the Teamsters' and Chauffeurs'
local and certain employers, the latter
tendered an agreement which waB an
insult to the intelligence of the membership. This showed an average of
25 cents a day less than Teamsters are
now receiving. At the last meeting of
the local the proposal was consigned to
the  waBte-basket.
A masB-meetlng to discuss what the
Teamsters should do in the matter will
be held at the Labor Temple next
Thursday night, instead of the,meeting being held on Wednesday night.
Secretary Alexander's Office Is One of
Temple's Buiy Spots
The winter membership campaign of
the Stationary and Operating Engineers
is proving to bo vory successful and
a number of new names have been enrolled. This local does a great deal
of business by correspondence, owing
to tho fact that Its scope is tho wholo
provinco and it is steadily reaching
out into now places and adding a new
namo to the local enrolment. The Engineers of Ocoan Falls far up the coast,
ure now a 100 por cont. organized,
Secretary Alexander is one of the busiest secretaries in the Labor Temple,
especially since the membership campaign commenced, for from all districts
members of the local are writing for
particulars as to the progress being
Question Has Been Referred
to the Legislative
Large Audience Listens to
Speeches by Candidate
McVety and Others
In spite of the inclement weather on
Tuesday evening, the opening meeting
of the campaign on behalf of Mr. J.
H. McVety. B. C. F. of L. candidate in
the federal election for the constituency of Vancouver South, was an "tin-
doubted success., Though Fraser hall
was not filled to capacity, the atten-'
dance was such as to show that the
working men and women in that part
of South Vancouver are sharing in the
general awakening among those who
toil, to a realization of the fact that
only Labor ean be expected to represent Labor in the legislative halls of
the country as Labor should be represented.
Ex-councillor F. W. Welsh presided,
Victor Midgley, as first speaker, dwelling upon the fact that the constituency
was one that had many of its men overseas, and pointing out that the best
interests of these men, when they returned, could and would be better
looked after by a man snch aa Mr. McVety, with his knowledge of the needs
of the workers and his experience of
many years in tbe Labor movement,
than by a man whose only experience
so far as he knew, was of a military
nature only.
Candidate McVety
Mr. McVety followed with a vigorous denunciation of the Borden government, dealing at some length with
Premier Borden's manifesto touching
upon patronage, the buying of supplies, co-ordination of railways, taxing
of war profits, immigration and colonization, the franchiso to women, foqd
controller and the overseas vote. He
likened "patronage" to a deathbed repentance after 20,000 positions had been
given to the enumerators. In the latter case ho challenged anyone to find
any other enumerator than a conservative or a returned soldier. Those appointees, he charged, were doing everything in their powor to "intimidate the
voters and to steal the election" for
tho conservative or union government.
In referring to the purchasing of supplies in open competition, he said this
action had been taken after Flavelle
and Allison had had their profits from
war contracts. For being guilty of
much loss serious offence in. the army
"the private soldier would be stood up
with his back to the wall,'' he declared.
The government was charged with catering to the large financial interests in
connection with the taxing of war
profits, and no attention had been paid
to tho interests of the staall wage-
Referring to tho statement which had
emanated from tho South Vancouver
association of Mothers and Wives of
Soldiers and Sailors to the effect that
he had said that the aoldiers in France
were fit for nothing bnt smoking cigarettes, ho declared that the statement
was a slander and was circulated for
malicious purposes.
The unions were giving evory consideration to the returned Boldier, he
(Continued on Page 8)
Members Asked to Endorse
Victoria's Proposal
for Repeal
The Half-holiday aet will come under
the guns of the big business interests
at,the next sitting of the provincial
legislature. The intention is to do
away with the half-holiday altogether
as a compulsory measure, and to leave
the matter in the hands of the individual employers. In the fight which
ther unorganized numbors of the store
clerks will make, they no doubt will
appeal to organized Labor for aid. In
this connection they may be reminded
that it was the fight which organized
Labor made on behalf of the unorganized classes which was really responsible for the passage of the act.
That a considerable number of clerks
failed to appreciate what organized
Labor had done for them is daily evidenced in the patronage of McLeod 'b
cafe by unorganized elerks who do so
well knowing that the waitresses at
this cafe are on strike for better working conditions and only one day off
in seven.
Under the Half-holiday act the
clerks in this city have not only their
Sundays off, but Wednesday afternoons.
The Waitresses are not asking for
Wednesday afternoons off. They are
not oven asking for Sundays off. What
they do want is one dey off in seven.
Some of the clerks who now stand
a good show of losing their Wednesday
half-holiday might just bear theBe facts
in mind.
Both Burns and V. P. R.
Sign Up New Scale
After Men Go Out
The firm stand taken by men employed at local packing houaea lait
week resulted In a speedy aettlement
of the Btrike which waa called Friday
morning. At 2:30 Friday afternoon a
committee of the men met official, of
the Burnt packing establishment. The
proposal for aettlement waa submitted
to the men at a meeting Friday night.
They returned to work Monday.
The aettlement with the V. P. B.,
however, waa not quite ao apeedy, the
men not returning to work there till
Thursday. The first meeting of the
committee with the management of the
packing plant at Sapperton resulted in
deadlock. They afterwards got together.
Under the new agreements the men
receive a minimum wage of 40 cents an
hour, a nine-hour day, time-and-a-half
for overtime, and four houra on Saturday. A ton per cent, increase is granted men receiving more than the minimum scale.  These date back to Nov. 1.
Borden's Business Bunch of
Bungling Burglars'
Some ill-conditioned radicals have
been grumbling about tho conscription
of men and thc borrowing of money.
If they will take the trouble to rend
the article on insurnnce in the Inst
Monthly Review of tho bureau of labor
statistics they will surely find there is
no basis for their complaint. Thoy
will find that a capital or money value
is set on the soldiers and sailors, and
that tho wagea paid covor interest and
upkeep. Further, nt thc end of the
torm of enlistment, if the mnn be not
returned to his family in perfect condition, a monoy compensntion, amounting in tho case of death or total disability to the full capital value of the
man, will be paid. This capital value
may bo as high as $4,000.
Now, in spite of all this wo dare sny
that thero are agitators, men who stir
up tho peoplo and who will pavil at
this simple and generous plan. They
will say that tho loan of meu is forced,
whilst the loan of money is coaxed;
thoy will say that tho value of the freo
man today is no higher thnn tbat of
tho slave of the old days, forgetting or
ignoring that tho higher cost; of upkeep of tho man of today necessarily
lowers his value; thoy will even go so
far as to say that, under the disguiBO
of promoting democracy, wo arc really
re-establishing a worse and wider
alavery than that which Lincoln destroyed.
Well, what can a government do to
satisfy such peaky agitntorsf There
aro some people whom nothing short of
liberty and prosperity will satisfy.—
Irish World.
Only Way to Legally Put An
End to Kaiserism of
Big Business
Says the daily press: During the past
few days thero have been recurring
rumors that the Dominion government
will soon call out other classes 'under
the conscription act. These rumors are
not supported by any word from Ottawa, and some people state that it is
unlikely that such will bo the ease, but
others contend that the action will be
It has been said on the street by
men who suy thoy havo received it
from reliable sources that Classes Two,
Three and Four will be called by March
and that all will be in uniform by July.
This would apply to the Class A and
Class E men of these clusseB. Such a
call would affect all Canadians, married
and unmarried, up to 40 years of age.
It has been said that the call of the
first class may not produce enough to
meet the required ,100,000 that tho
military authorities want for active
service in France and Flanders. In
this caso, of course, another call will
be mnde to mako up .the quota.,
It is aaid that the government has
mnde no announcement in connection
with new calls, but that the immigration regulations are being enforced
very strictly and passports for unlimited absence are very difficult to obtain,
especially for men who could qualify
for the first four classes.
Civic Fathers  Befuse to  Deal  With
Firemen's Application
Tho North Vancouver' Civic Employees' will shortly bring matters to
a head with relation to the case of the
firemen, who are members of the local,
who have asked for ono day off in four,
instead of seven, as at prosent. The
application ib tho same as the firemen
of Vancouver city. Although, under
the proposal of the firemen, the change
will not cost the city of North Vancouver anything, the counoil has refused to consider it.
The secretary of tho unloa has also
boon reduced in position, which is another subject which the union will
Business Agent McFarlane of the
Vancouver local has been assisting in
tho negotiations on the North Shore.
The local has decided to subscribe
to Tlio Federationist in a body.
General Teamsters and
Chauffeurs' Union
Local 655
Nov. 22nd
At 8 o'clock 'p. m.
NOTE change ot lay awing to
large hall being engage* Wednesday.
Every member Is urged to be
Candidate  J.   Taylor  and
Committee Arranging
Many Meetings  .
VICTORIA, Nov. 15.—J. Taylor,
B, O. F. of h. candidate for Nanaimo,
is receiving splendid support throughout hiB riding. A good live committeo
is at work in Nanaimo and it is proposed to hold a public meeting in the
Black Diamond City on Monday evening neit, another at .South Wellington ou Tuesday night, and ull tlio
othor towns as speedily as possible
uftorwards, Tho committee is also arranging for a scries of meetings ut
Victoria, Esq^iimnlt, Saanich and other
points adjoining Victoria, located in
Nanaimo riding. Tho contest is going
tine nnd if the work is kept up the
Borden gang is doomed on Vancouver
Working Olass Is Advisod to Remain
Away From Smelter Town
Tho following telegram hus licen re*
ceived by Victor li. Midgloy, business
agent of tho Trados and Labor council,
from A. Goodwin, businoss agonl of (lie
Miner's union ami vloo-prosidenl fur
tho interior of the B, C. r, of I..:
"Strike cm at Trail. Advise all
mon to keep nwny."
Old Woman Hepburn Is Still
Failing to Make Good
in New Role
Walter Hepburn, former member of
tho Plasterers' union of tho early dnyB
of organized Lnbor In this city and
sinco becoming a contractor, an archenemy of organizod Labor, is causing
tho government nil sorts of trouble in
tho role of "motion picture censor."
In this role, like in the role of flnnncial export of tho city council, Hepburn haB been in continual hot wnfor,
and necessarily, therefore, has tho
Brewster govornment, nnd especially
Attorney-general Farris who appointed
him, in hot water also.
Thero is littlo in the world which
Hepburn doesn't know more about than
tho noxt man. Although whon he re-
eoivod the appointment, which curries
u salary ot $170 a month, he knew
absolutely nothing about thc motion
picture business, iu a few short weeks
ho learned it ull and can now tell the
whole bunch of operators, proprietors,
stage managers, producers and even the
actresses, what to do
That in it characteristic Of Walter
that everybody who knows him wilt
recognize. **
Aud it hus caused the attorney-general's department a heap of trouble.
Although the theatre tax, which is a
bono of contention, is u miserable piece
of "scientiuV" tuxatlon, Walter Hepburn's domineering attitude makes it
nil the worse.
Nobody would grieve tho official decapitation of Walter ut this or any
other juncture, though it would mortify
Walter deeply, for he doos love n politicnl job.
Following is tho list of donations in
aid of the Waitresses' striko at McLeod _ cufe, subscribed during tho past
two weeks:
Tradei  ami  Ubor Council   flOO.00
civic Bmployooi    ib.oo
Pili-  Driven nml Wtunli-n   Hi. I.-..... u 10.00
MnrlilriiM*,   No,   777  10.00
Hlnfl.Mii Itl*      10.00
Jlcili-r  MnktT»  ~  100.00
L-oiitri.tu.n-tii.-ii  100.00
Train Mr tit nnil CliniiflYun.   50.00
Auxiliary  Longlliorcmrn  100.00
sn-nni  nnd  Cljscrniin*;   Kiipim-cm,   No.
Hliv)  8/i.OO
i'i,:,.r   Mnltnr-,    2R.00
I'liniitit-rit nm! BleamfUlorj   25.00
Tailors       26.00
KWtrtral Workon, No, 818   16.00
liArliprs   ,  10.00
Hlir-el   Metnl   WurK. m     10.00
8lro«t Rallwaymen  100.00
Tho Popular "Union" Govoromont
tri tho ovent nf the onforccment of
the low  respecting deserters  we  may
have to Inoronso instead of close our
jails.—Dally  Province Nov. 12.
Trades Council Recommends
All Unions Declare Holiday in the Morning
Reference Blade to Effort
of Ottawa Powers to
Steal Election
Because of the fact that the erooked
"enumerator" system, to bo used In
the olection on December 17, ie liable ,
to prevent thousands of working mea
from casting their ballots, the Trade*
and Labor council, last night, decided
unanimously to recommend to all local*
to declare a half-holiday on the morning of eleetion day. The only division
wu on whether the holiday should be
all day long, or in the morning er afternoon.
The War-times Election act came-
under averse criticism, the subject being broached by Business Agent Midgley, who said that by reaaon of the.*
polls opening at 9 o'clock in the outlying districts and closing at 8 o'clock,,
a lot of working people would not br
able to vote. He proposed that every
organisation declare a holiday front,
noon till 5 o'clock, on eleetion day.
Del. Hardy moved an amendment
that the working day not start till 1
p.m., on election day*
The matter should be referred to the-
B. 0. F. of L., according to Del. Alexander. President McVety said the iden
was a good one and as a vice-president
of the B. C. F. of L., he would convey
it to that body.
Victor B. Midgley referred to at an.
absurd suggestion, the item in a daily
paper saying he might withdraw in
favor of Pat Donnelly, in Burrard.
The necessity of getting on the voters'
lists was impressed on tha delegate*
by Del. Helena Gutteridge. She
brought to the council's attention the
fact that the enumerators were already
discriminating against electors who j
were known to be against the government. Men should get on the voters'
list by looking up the enumerators, for
all of the old voters' lists did not count
in this election.
An amendment to tho amendment
that election day be a general holiday
was moved by Del. Winch.
The amendment waa carried and the
recommendation will be that a holiday
be culled the morning of election day.
President McVety then naked for a>
show of hands by those opposed to tha
holidays    Nd hands .ahowetl. *, ^ _
The Cooks, Waiters and Waitresses'
local sent a list of names of firms and
their employees patronizing McLeod'a
cafe, whore the Waitresses are now on
strike. A letter from the local waa
also received thanking those unions
which had contributed so generously to
tho support of the strikers. Tho list
will be sent to all tho locals.
A telegram was received from Trail,
B. 0., notifying working men that a
strike is on in that town.
Reporting for thc committee oa the
Waitresses' strike, B. Showlor of the
Teamsters' and Chauffeurs' said encouraging support was being received.
Del. Crawford reported that tho meeting of the city council on proportional-
representation had boen postponed.
As to thc trouble between immigration authorities and Vice-president
Snyder of the Paper Makors, President
McVety reportod a satisfactory adjustment had been made.
Regarding the opening up of "company towns" in this province, President McVoty, reporting for the committee, said the matter was being taken
up. As to Anyox, the smelter town,
ho said that when Col. Warden, of
Warden's Warriors" waa recruiting
in tho north, ho was not allowed to
land at Anyox. The question will be
taken up with the attorney-general by
tho committee, to which Del. Crawford
wai added.
Business Agent Mldgley made a very
optimistic report as to the progress of
new organizations.
Under thc head of reports of 'anions,
delegates reported progress of various
locals. Reports invariubly were encouraging.
The Butchers are asking tho city
council to close tho mont shops at 6
o'clock on weekdays and 9 o'clock on
Saturdays, a delegate from that union
The Imperial theatre on Main street
has been plnced on the unfair ttat, according to u report of Del. Haaaen of
the Motion Picture Operators.
Delegate for the Barbers reported a
petition is being circulated among proprietors asking that shops clew at 10
o'clock on -Saturday nights.
The council went on record ia favor
of the request of the Barbers for shorter hours.
Endorsement was given to the Butchers' application that tho bylaw, regarding meat-shop hours bc lived up to.
According to action taken some
weeks ago, organized Labor will withdraw from tho Patriotic fund oa Dec.
It hus reported that at the meeting
of tho Labor candidates in Vancouver
South Wednesday night thore was ant
attendance of about 200—a large moating for thnt section, especiuly an n
foggy night.
Tho following new delegatea were
obligated: Plastcrcrtt, tioorgo Bise;
Harold Read: Freight Handlers, W.
Sly. Miss M. Crawford, Tom Hnrbettle,
.1. 11 ope,
pnninccrs Will Dance
On Friday, Nov. 23, at the Labor
Tomple, the Stationary and Operating
Engineers' local will give a danco aad
social to tho members and their frieads.
Il is oxpoetcd this will he ane ef the
lending social events of organiaed Labor during the winter. Preparation
arc being made aid in dilution point
to success in ovory particular.
Cooks' and Waiters' Dance
A dance in aid of tho strike fund of
tho Cooks. Waiters ufl WnitroBses will
lin held  in   Domini! Mall  next Wed-
needay night. vr PAGE TWO
FBIDAT November 16, 1917
Men's Underwear at Sale Prices
Stanficld'H $-1.50 finest quality pure
silk and wool underwear; double-
bro&stod Shirts; alsa Turnbull a
croam, all wool, $2.39
(or    v
stanfield's medium weight natural
wool spring' needle underwear;
worth $1.25, $1.95
for     x
100 dozen Stanfield's and Penman's
natural wool undershirts; single
or double-breasted; drawers to
match; worth $1.50 per S1.15
garment, for   ™
Stanfield's and Turnbull's and Watson's fine natural wool Underwear;
elastic rib and flat knit;  values to
W.00, $1.45
  Turnbull's and   Watson's
fine   all-wool   natural    nnd
Underwear; $2.50 $1.95
value "
Stanfield's natural wool, medium-
weight Undershirts and 89*^
Drawers, worth $1.25 for....
Stanfield's medium weight natural
wool combinations; worth SI Oft
$2.50, fer. "    ,w
Penman's heavy weight natural wool
and Stanfield's natural $2.45
wool combinations  ™
Turnbull's, Watson's and Stanfield's
natural wool Combinations; medium
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to $4.00. for.  T
Turnbull's and Stanfield's fine natural wool Combinations, good
weights; $5.00 values $3,95
for. Y
Stanfield's Extra Heavyweight all-
wool natural combinations, worth
$7.00 per suit, $4.85
100 dozen $2.00 Eureka pure
Nova Scotia wool hesvy ribbed
Undorsblrts  and $1 45
Drawers.    Price  ™
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Alexandra Stout
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Open Letter of Minister of Finance
Editor  B.   C.   Federationist:   Am  sending
you a copy of a letter mailed today.
An Open Letter to the Minister oi Finance:
Sir: It will surprise you to know that
although I nm an average former it would
be unite impossible for iru* to raise $50 to
shoot shells at tho Germans. Owing to the
system under which I have to toil, the C.
P. It, aud other parasites m this country
have stripped nie so clean already that I
mu c.iinn to have an "cllovn time to meet
my mortgage which is due next June and
aha pay a doctor's bill for $150 for performing an experiment on my wife.
Of course, you might imagine that if I
eat potatoes with the skins an and bacon
with tho hair -mi, and do not smoke, chew
or spit on tho sidewalk, I might be able to
make ends meet. But being an empire
builder and having put my time for the
last four or five years to clearng land preparatory to putting in a crop I have only been
ble to realize this year about $13(1. It is
more thun likely, therefore, tl.it if I need
a pair of new overalls next spring and a
grab-hoe or two, I shall have to float a liberty loan myself.
Further, I cannot sny that 1 have boon
struck with the way the country's liuunces
have boen expended in the past. The boots,
shovels, kits, rifles, etc., which we paid for
and which have been thrown on the junk-
pile by the British authorities, is a disgrace
to this country and a slur on the intelligence
pf the people. I shall be almost ashamed
to look a Gorman in the face after tho war
when he finds out how the people of this
country have been skinned alive by their
grafting politicians. Of course, you may
tell mo that Borden has taken a few liberals into the cabinet and that henceforth
all will be well. But even if thc liberals
were angels with clean hands and unsullied
souls, I would hesitate about imposing my
trust in a company composed of grafters
and angels. «.
To make a long story short it is absurd to
skin thc people and then expect the people
to support the skin-game with loans. At
the coming election we are going to try to
remedy things a little bit by giving the
people some say in the business of the country besides paying the bill. I am doing my
bit to upset you and your bunch from the
sent of power, and that is the only way at
present that I can show* my zeal in the flght
for democracy.
With best wishes for your enlightenment
I am,  sir,  yours  respectfully,
Nelson, Nov.  11,  1917.
they have a candidato in thc. field. But it
is not good policy to split the opponents of
class rulo and robbery into two factions at
a time like this. Therefore, wnorover there
is already an opponent of the profiteers in
tlio field it should be left that way.' The
Thieves' union's one and only object Ib to
win the election. "Win tlie war" to them
is but an election cry. That is why the
pay the men who are winning the war only
$1.10 day, but thc ones who are to win
the election are paid $4 a day. Let us forget our differences until we have driven the
enemy from our gatos. Let us not allow
German "kultur" tn conquer Canada, hut
vote unitedly to put down and out that conglomeration of talent known to themselves
hy the comical appellation of "unionists."
Semlin Drive, Vancouver, Nov. 12, 1917.
Intends to Boost for The Federationist
Editor B. C. Federationist: I have started
a campaign to increase the circulation of
Tho Federationist, which I consider to bo
the best Labor paper on the American continent and the only paper which has supported the workers of British Columbia in
all their fights against, organized capital.
The management of The Federationist has
given the workers the best educational matter on economic subjects that its finances
would allow and, If the paper is not all you
could desiro it Is chiefly owing to the fact
that organized Labor, as a body, has failed
to givo that assistance which in other countries a Labor press receives from organised
workers. Remember, if a new* world Ib to
bo built out of thc ruins of this war-torn
one, intelligence must be back of the builders. If you are to be saved from being a
state-slave the mass of the workers must bc
made acquainted with economic facts. And,
though there may be many ways of developing the intelligence of tho workers, there
arc two very effective ways—competent
speakers on the platform, and writers in the
press. And in order to have these you must
separate yourselves from the Almighty God
i—money—so that speakers and writers may
have a chane to survive Tjy supplying them
with a meal-ticket. Every cent more on the
wages, every hour less in the day that the
workers have gained has been through collective action and collective action is stirred
up by a tew who can soe the opportunity
coining. It is to this few that I am directing my appeal to. I want these few to take
up in their locals tbe need of Labor, as a
body, tn support this paper. Every day
makes it more imperative than ever. You
have conscription of men for military service. In less than a year you will have
consrlption of labor. Once a state-slave, all
Industrial freedom ceases, or if not you must-
wage a more relentless war against state-
capital thnn you have ever waged againsl
privato capital. It is hnrd to make the
workers see this—oh, ye gods, how hnrd I
The intelligent few whom I have referred to
as giving the mass of the workers the change
In their conditions must take this to think
over. The young fellows wno were the hope
—they'll soon be used for cannon-fodder;
the i \$, who were alwys sp hopeless—they'll
be al) that's left, and so God help humanity.
As one lone Individual 1 can da nothing. I
have found nut that it's easier to got a dol
lar from a Jew for five cents worth of phon>
jewelry than a dollar from a worker for a
year's subscription to a Lnbor paper. But
If you can get them to take it Is a body
the money coming from tho treasury, there
Is the chance that they might think they're
not paying for It.
« R. M. KIRK.
Vancouver, B. C„ Nov. 1, 1917.
A Suggestion for H. H. Stevens
Editor B. C. Federationist: Now that Mr.
Stevens has announced hts intention of being
a candidate for rc-cloetlon in the constituency of Vancouver Centre, I would like,
with his permission, to suggest the outline
of an address which, it strikes me, would
suit the logic of recent events:
"Mr. Chairman, Ladles and Gentlemen:
I come before you, the electors of this new
riding which is b part op that of Burrard
which I have had the honor of representing
for the past six years. In doing so allow
me to offer my sincere thanes for the loyal
support I have had In my endeavors to advance the interests of that splendid constituency, and if you seo fit to elect me I will
continue to work for the best Interests of
this great city and province. There Is one
point, however, on which I wish at this
time to make my position clear.
"1 am now asking you to elect me for a
five-year term. If you au so and there
should arise toward the end of that period
a crisis in the affairs of Canada, I wish you
to understand that I will bo strongly in
favor of extending the lifo of parliament,
which, of course, can only bc done with the
consent of the opposition In the commons,
[f that cannot be secured, I will then support my leader in an endeavor to fonn a
government composed of members uf both
parties, in order tn evade the danger of 1
nn appeal to the people for. ns you know,
there is always the possibility that an eleetion might bring aboui the defeat <>f the
party In powor which, when that party hap;
units to b? the right one, should be avoided,
if possible, for wblli* under a democracy
such as ours, government is supposed to bt
by consont of the governed—a very nice
phrase, Indeed, whih sounds well "on occasion, but In arluul prat-tic.* there Is ajwnys
the danger nf pi-opl,- making a wrong decision for. hi; I need scarcely remind yon.
men like myr.i If who have i.ad experience
in tin- affairs 'if stnte are in a much better
position to judge as to what is best for the
country than the electors, many of whom
have only a very superficial knowledge of
public affairs.
"In the present instance you have possibly seen It stnted In the press—the opposition press—that the country Is unrepresented to the extent of about forty members,
twenty-five of whom will be added to those
now representing the territory west of the
great lakes, as a result of redistribution.
"In my opinion, If my great leader had
been able to avoid holding an election at
this time, this would not have been a serious matter. Indeed, it might have been a
distinct advantage as, no doubt, a large
number of those new members will be in
opposition to the party now In power, and
all of them will be Inexperienced men, and
will not, naturally, be ln as good a position
to guide the destinies of Canada as those
of us who have boen members of the house
of commons since previous to the beginning
of thin great war.
"Now, ladles and gentlmen, I hope I have
made   my  position   clear on   this  point,   as.
I do not wish to be elected under* any misapprehension in thin regard.    I thank you."
Vancouver, B. 0„ Nov. 12, 1917.
Soldier's Wife's Viewpoint
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: I should like
to express my opinion concerning tho food
conservation cards. We arc not informed if
the signing is confined to any one class. It
Is to bo hoped that no one will expect tho
workers, including the soldiers' dependents,
to conserve something they have not got.
We are already under compulsory conservation of food, in fact, conservation of food and
all othor necessities was signed on our birth
Conserve the food for tho bays at the
front. Yes I we agree they need food, but
they are not getting it now. If It were not
for tho food they buy and what we deny
ourselves to send them, our men would be in
bad health. One prominent man told mo our
men were fighting for a meal ticket. Well,
In pity's name, why do they not receive the
ticket promised them I I happened to read
some time ago, in one of our daily papers that
the country would nut Btand for the extravagance of giving the soldiers a living wage.
Very well then, that would mean that those
men are not fit to live, therefore, in my
opinion, they are not fit to flght for the
would-be patriots at home. It is a well-
known fact that their dependents have to bog
or starve. They have to crawl to their so-
called superiors or flag-waving patriots and
stay-at-homes, who yell from their platfomiB,
"God and country," while the only god thoy
know Is "Mammon" and their principles
are: "Mc, mine and safety first."
And wo talk of British justice (that
much-abused term). Conserve the food indeed, conserve the graft flrst. Treat our men
like men, take the ornaments that are strutting around in the king's uniform, both in
England and Canada, compel them to don a
pair of overalls, send them to the land to
produce enough to keop them live and perhaps a little honest work wilt cure them of
that contemptible snobbery and create in
them a spirit of independence. Then there
will be ho more Idlers drawing tho pay and
taking tho credit from real men, doing real
work, and carrying tho real burden of this
war. Mr. Hanna is very kind giving us a
war menu which, in pre-war days we could
not afford. I wonder if Mr. Hanna could
confine himself to tho menu our boys are getting In the camps in England. After doing
a hard day's manual labor they receive for
supper one and a half slices af sour bread
and one tomato or again bread and syrup,
tea without milk or sugar, and provide the
syrup out of their own pay, and as for dinner, it is sometimes mystery dish and needless to Bay the boys make a oeo line to the
government canteen and buy a square meal.
Now, if the food was sarce we would understand, but thoy get all they need for the
paying, but then most of the married men
send half of their pay to their homes, and
one-half of what is left Is Kept by tho government, bo there is not much loft for our
men to buy food. Living hero has gone up
75 per cont. and in most cases the monoy
promised to our men when they left thc
country has been cut down- or stopped altogether, so any ono can understand just how
much respect and consideration the powrs
that be have for the men thai are saving The
honor of Canada. Above Is the treatment
that is being hnndod out to thc men who left
their all for right and liberty. It seems to
me that all the evils In creation are being
practised upon the people in tne name of democracy. We've had threo years of bloodshed, and it would be a good thing If wc
had a little real deinoracy instead of thc hy-
Cocrisy that is abroad in the Innd today. Our
oys are being betrayed to tho cross for the
sake of the god mammon. The Inst man
and the last dollar, is to be given to crush
the Hun. The powers thnt be are quito willing to give the last man, but thoy hang onto
the dollars. We are to teach Germany that
right Is might; granted, but we as a nation,
have to learn that man1 Is .more precious than
gold. Our boys may die in thousands, but
all in vain if thc people at home do not understand the real meaning of this war. We
hnve deeper problems to solve than the conservation of food, and by the way, If the
people who arc giving such advice were sincere, they would have started this movement
three years ago and those people whose life
is one long farce are trying to teach the people who carry the real burdens of life how
to livo on nothing.
Mr. Editor, I am neither a pro-German or
a traitor. I have husband and son, both at
the front. I believe In sincerity above all
things. It would be a farce for any of our
class to sign, promising to conserve something We do not possess.
Vancouver, B. C, Nov. 6, 1917.
letter From a Working Man
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: Your paper
is perhaps the only one to give a laboring
man a hearing. My correct name and
address and occupation are at the foot of
these remarks, so I am answerable and
can be found, I am a plain working man,
not an I. W. W.i but one of those who
form the great majority, I am sure, of
the people of Canada. I have been voting Tory for the last twenty years, ever
since I was of age to vote—for at that
time I voted Tory because I had to—In
dear old England, and to save my bacon,
like every poor employee of big Interests.
And here I have belonged to the conservative olub, until the present war has
made it clear to me—and I believe to
every other working man In the country
—which of the two great parties is the
friend of the working people, and which
one is not.
The other evening I left my tools and
my furnace and my coal shovel and went
down In an appropriate atmosphere to
hear the great turn-coat minister at the
horse stables. I expected some horee
sense there at least. I expected to hear,
from the man who, u. few weeks ago, at
Winnipeg, was cursing Borden for corruption, and praising Laurler—some
apology for the conduct of the party he
lias now joined. But not a word. One
would have liked to hem- some answer
to the charge that thc Borden cabinet
he now supports has been, as he then
said, absolutely owned and controlled—
and Is still—bythe banks and the Mac-
ken Kie-Manns, and the Slftons, and the
war contractors, and munition-makers,
and by bacon and oil, and caste, and
money. It is clear which of the two parties—no matter how they change their
names—which of the two great parties
works for labor, and has at heart the
interests of the masses, and which one Is
the obedient agent of the classes. For
they cannot deiielve us by flag-waving.
They must come down to facts, and to
the questions of misgovernment; and
the cost of living, and the miserable pay
of the soldier, and the using of ,the war
to enrich the few.
This Is going to be a little war of our
own for the next six weeks, between the
working man of Canada and the big interests. It is going to be that and nothing else; Working men like myself, who
have been deceived in the past have much
more reason to attach themselves now
to the liberal party, or labor—to the
party of the people—than to Mr. Calder
and his Tory ussoclutcs. He has abandoned us for the loaves and the fishes.
Let him answer for them. Whenever In
England a liberal or a labor leader acquires fortune or title, as a rule, he becomes a Tory and a snob. There are very
few exceptions. Let these go over to the
millionaire club that rules In Toronto.
Let them go, as many of them as wish,
to the support of the party In power.
Good riddance. I have always been fond
of animals. But the more I see now of
the Tories und turn-coats and jelly-fish
and renegades, nnd double-crossers—woll
the more I like dogs. These are a workingman's sentiments. For they cannot
conceal their real reasons. They and
their new-found allies are busy dividing
up the seats in parliament, with more or
less of harmony, and amazing confidence.
They are selling the skin of the1 bear
while he is still running wild in the
woods. They are counting their chickens
too soon. They are reckoning without us.
And we are the numbers, We are not
shouting "win the War." But we and
our brothers have to do the winning of
It. The privileged classes and the big
Interests do not want to win too soon.,
They want to use It. We have only one*|
weapon of defence. It is, the bailott.
And we are going to use lt and turn the
rascals out.
1243 Thurlow Street, Engineer
Vancouver, B. C, Nov. 6, 1917,
Editor B. C. Federationist: At tho time
of writing wo are facing dally assailed with
the political beating of tom-toms—win-the-
war, loso-tho-wnr, grand old parties and other
wishy-washy dogmas, inexactitudes and
phrasoology, coined in the political mint of
our forefathers.
We have a candidate running for Vancouver Centre, namely W. A. Fritchard, under
the auspices of the Socialist Party of Canada.
Tho very word "socialist" may cause a
few members of organised Labor to gnash
their teoth; others to bemoan, and others
to cringe and duck their heads, fearing an
avalanche of dynamito, but we may rest assured that it will only mean thoir ignorance
to be exploded and not their carcasses.
No doubt exists at all, In my mind, that
Pritchard will swing tho votes of the thinking members of the community outside of
his own  party.
To those concerned I might draw thoir attention to the fact that the functions of thc
socialist party are purely educational along
lines of political action. Hence, for one to
theorize on imaginative nightmares and
anarchy is ill-advised. Imaginary beliefs
express an overwhelming shadow of a doubt.
No doubt can dwell in the mind of an economically balanced person. We but require
the world and the fullness thereof. Hence
what space ib left for petty reforms or palliatives t
In this election, let each member of organised Labor undertake to reach and educate fivo votes, follow your own methods
of procedure, It is In your interests, and it
Is your duty. Socialism is not antagonistic
to labor unity. Any action taken along
linen of a struggle 'twixt those that havo.
nnd thoso that have not, is political action;
hence the Socialist party and organized Labor havo Interests in common, and differ
only on side issues and not the main. Get
your fivo lined up, I havo mine and have
started  on  another Ave.
If we strangle the class that is the common enemy, our differences will adjust themselves. Wc can do no other than admit
of our exploitation, the position that wc now
occupy In society and the position wo should
A master class will continue to pour forth
its venom, its miserable, slimy, crawling
justification for body slavery of our sisters.
The environment born round the babe, suckling from an ill-nourished breast, makes for
a social creation to fill a prison, asylum nt
a slum. The stumps of mutilated limbs, sacrificed to tbe God of Speed, form a ring to
encircle the globe, a dumb display; but yet
what  an argument  for abolition   of
Wants Borden Defeated
Editor B. C. Federationist: I think the opponents of tb" Thieves' union nt Ottawn
will mako a mistake if tlmy <•<. anything to
divide thr-fr forci-s. JUr. Mclnnes Is sure of
election In Comox-Atlin, If the electors are
given a chance to vote, so tn nominate him
in Vnncouver Centre whoro tbere Ik already
a candidate opposing Mr, Stevens Is to help
Uid Union candidate, nnd \~r, Mclnnes nnil
Mr. Frltohrtl nre suit to poll -between thnn
more voten thnn the Uorttfitf candidate bul
thoy may be so <li\iiln! ns tn let the government candidate In. Under our oruue, obsolete, and riclicul* ns el.ctlnn net, n cnn.li-
ilnte may bo olectod by polling « minority
'if votes. Mr. Stpvons, when he was elected, polled less than one In three of the voting strength nf Vanocuvor at tbnt lime. W»
«ant no candidates elected by the no-full <l
acclamation route, K very wn ore the oppon-
of the profiteers hlmuld seo to It  that
"Your obedient servant" is
the usual subscription to an
official letter.
"At your Service" is the sincere meaning behind every
Semi-ready garment.
There are twenty years of
Service behind each Semi-
ready Suit—twenty years
of proven satisfaction.
Why cannot we be your Tailor? with such genuine
Semi-ready Tailoring Service to offer you.
655 Granville St.
As your dally functions progress, observe
the features of your fellows. The cringing,
fawning expressions are giving way to expressions of determination. Read between
the lines of your capitalist press; note International unrest rumblings, and open expressions of revolt. Is the day fast ap'
proachlng when we shall allow that we have
the spunk of a coyote, the nerve of a rat,
or the determination of an antt Is it temporary, or Is it founded on an educational
basis T If It Is,, it will develop onward, a
part and parcel of an evolutionary change.
Whether you choose your education now
or no, thc fact remains that yon have to
bow to evolutionary forces by virtue of economic circumstances. Whether you choose
to voto for a member of your class or no,
It still follows that you should register, once
and for all time to come, a protest against
the damnable social system which is choking
you, your sisters and your fellowman, You
can be on one side or the other. Thore is
no room between. Hence, as a useful member of society, you, an abject slave, can
but line up on one side. The other side
has but to follow the destiny of the
Romanoffs, Siberia, and receive a taste of
their own philosophy.
Vancouver, Oct. 31, 1917.
In another column Mr. A. McKay Jordan
gives timely notice of the flrst of a series
of International lectures, which that gentleman is undertaking on behalf of human welfare. Mr. Jordan's lectures are always Interesting, hut tin1 first of the coming scries
will deal, In an Intelligent and attractive
manner, with conditions which now exist
whereby our industrial schools, jails, hospitals and houses of refuge are filled with a
large number of' our fellow-men, through
lack of a little common *rnie methodi and
preventive therapeutics, In the treatment of
these unfortunates before they wero sent
there. The lecture will prove of great Interest to wage-workers, who will learn, by
the quotation of statistics, tne great losses
they sustained and the expense they were
subjected to by the neglect of the proper
authorities to have their own follow-work ers
treated in a common sense and practical
manner. The subject of "Human Welfare"
should appeal to every man and woman In
this community, aa one tn which sound advice founded on a long experience will be
given, The lecture will be given in the
grape arbor of the Hotel Barron, which has
been kindly loaned for tha lecture, on Sunday evening next, Nov. 18, at 8:80 sharp.
There will be no charge far admission and
Mr. Jordan assures all a hearty welcome.
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to tho
Postmaster General, will bo received at Ottawa until noon, on Friday, the 7th December, 1917, for the conveyance of Hli Majesty's Malls, on a proposed contract for four
years, six times por week on tho route betwoen Kerrlsdale and Langarra, via Marine
Heights, Dunbar Heights and Point Groy,
from tho 1st April next.
Printed notices containing further information as to conditions of proposed contract may be seen and blank forms of tender may be obtained at the Post Offlcen of
Kerrlsdalp, Marine Heights, Dunbar Heights,
Point Grey, Langarra, ana nt the offlce of
tho Post Office Inspector.
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Post Offlce Inspector's Office, Vancouver,
B. C„ 26th October, 1917.
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Sunday Evening
18th November
MR. A. McKAY JORDAN will give the first of
his International Campaign Lectures, on
.  Sunday Evening, 18th November, in the
(Kindly Lent for the Purpose)
Corner of Nelson and Granville Streets
Chair will be taken at 8:30 sharp
The subject of thc first lecture, which he purposes
giving in many cities of thc United States and Canada,
should be of intense interest to every man and \yoman in
Vancouver, and is entitled
Human Conservation or
Our National Dilemma
Mr. Jordan will explain at length how those wjio are
at present confined in Industrial Schools, Jails and Asylums, at ever-increasing expense, could have been saved
for thc benefit of the State, if a little common sense had
been adopted, and Preventative Therapeutics scientifically applied prior to these unfortunates finding their
way into places of confinement.
He will likewise explain how a large number of these
derelicts might still be saved, and how those who may
bc in danger of following in their footsteps may be prevented from doing so by the adoption of a little common
sense and purely natural methods.
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tJ During the time thnt machinery began to di»plaoo tho old hand-
tools of production in England, associations were organized for the pur.
peso of smashing the machines, and fierce nnd bloody battles wero fought
between tho workers who lived through handicraft and thoso who saw
in machine production an opportunity for grentor gain with loss -effort.
_ Now, although dentistry has, up to the present, largoly escaped the
process of industrial ovolntion, yot wo soe here in British Columbia, tho
proof that even this profession is amenable to economic forces and wo
see that the prevailing forces ure thoso in tho line of organization nnd
fj Tho conflict betwoen the "ethical" ancl "commercial" factions of
the profession which took placo during tho latter days of our late legislative session was a contest largely between tho one-man establishment
and the organization involving mnny. Tho old system nnd the ono still
prevailing is for oach dontist to have his own shop and to do a little of
everything. Tho new process involves organization, cooperation and the
division of labor,
fj The individual dontist spends half his incomo in rent and koeping
up his establishment. Ho buys in smnll quantities and pnys maximum
prices. Tho manngor of tho "tooth factory," on the othor hand, buys
wholesale nnd specializes on tho smallest expenditure with tho grcatost
returns. So fnr tho public reaps no ndvantngc from this larger establishment. It is run for profit nlono ond tho proprietor reaps tho proflt.
_ From thiB and other factors involved, it is ovidont that whilo tho
public reaps no special advantage ns yot from this new phase in tho ovo*
lution of dentistry yet, like machine production in goneral, it is a necessary process, and coming out of it will probably in the near futuro develop a co-operation and partnership of equals each responsible to thoso
they servo,
fj Tho Into contest between tho "ethical" and "unothicnl," in spite
of numerous provisions to "safeguard the public," could havo beon expressed ns follows: .
_ Tho ethical mnn: "Tho present act is good onough; it keeps out
competition, therefore, keeps up prices. Keep np tho fence; wo want
this pasture for ourselves."
SThe advertising fraternity: "There is moro money in working others
nn working ourselves. Wo want to exploit mechanics nnd operators
Jegnlly; wo nro tired of boing law-breakers; wo will now take a hand nt
_ 'Thoy hod a stronger pull and they passed thoir act by which tho
publio could get "cheuper" dentistry—while the ethical dontist wished
for the "public good" und to "keep up tho standard of tho profession."
Why Workers Should Be in
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Campaign Material That the
"Unionists" Should
Not Overlook
A MONO THE many ancient
privileges and enjoyments
that have long since become obsolete and which are being again
brought back to Canada and refurnished for the occasion of a
new found democracy and liberty,
it is with pleasure that The Federationist is called upon to record'
that of imprisonment for debt.
Those at all familiar with British
history and the glorious traditions
of that proud people to which the
citizens of Canada, genetically,
politically, economically and bull-
conologically belong, will not forget the transcendental importance that the gaol, the insane asylum and the workhouse, have cut
in the march qf British civilization to
ita prosent lofty pinnacle of super-excellence and glorious achievement.
And, benig truly loyal to British in*
stitutions and to British traditions, The
Federationist can but hail with glad acclaim the rejuvenation of any of those
institutions that the unkind caprice of
fortune taay for ia time have deprived
"loving subjects" of enjoying and appreciating.
It is boyond question that tho incident of war is widening the scope of
democracy and extending the liberties
so loudly boasted of, away and beyond
the most fervid dreams of tho fondest
and wildest imagination.
Any one who knows anything about
democracy and liberty can easily see
that, and those who do not know can
readily learn by careful perusal of the
Military Servico Act and the Wur-Timo
Election Act.
And if the knowledge is not set forth
with sufficient lucidity in those profound treatises, let the student but go
forth and in public place, cry peace!
peacel in a loud voice, and the further
provisions of tho curriculum of democracy and liberty will be so applied to
his case forthwith, that he will require
no further enlightenment as to the fixity of those principles in Canada's national life.
The Dead Past Comes to Life
Application was made the other day
to the supreme court of British Columbin for the committal of R. P. McLennan to prison on the ground that he had
failed to pay $200 per month on a judgment secured against him by the Royal
Bank. This version of the affair is
taken from the esteemed and generally
acknowledged truthful daily press of
this city. No lesB notable und capable
au attorney than Bir Charles Tupper,
K. C, whose devotion to democracy and
progress is widely known and whose detestation of all that is reactionary, despotic, tyrannous, obsolete, ancient, outworn, autocratic and repugnant to free
British institutions, has been so frequently, noisily and patriotically proclaimed by himself that none should
longer doubt it, supported the application.
The court took tbe mattor under advisement. It seems that the provincial
law provides for sueh prison punishment for delinquent debtors, so it looks
ns though that ancient symbol of
despotism — tho debtor's prison — of
which Dickens wrote so interestingly,
stands a fair chance of being restored
to the proud position it once held in the
category of glorious British institutions.
Such a consummation is devoutly to
bo wished by every disciple of democracy and progressive government.
It ia well worth fighting for, a matter that should not escape the notice of
every loyal subject who goes forth to
"do his bit" for king and country . It
will no doubt add to his joy to know,
that while he is nobly battling to destroy autocracy in Germany, his stay-at-
home and noisily patriotic fellow subjects are industriously resuscitating and
restoring thoso ancient institutions and
practices upon which British freedom
so securely rested down to quite recent
The Landlord As a Patriot
A matter, however, from which tho
Boldier at the front may be unable to
drnw any*sustaining crumbs of comfort,
ia to bo found in the pronounced tendency of rents to advance, in tune with
the increasing cost of other things.
That this advance will press heavily
upon the dependents of soldiers who already find it none too easy to exist
upon the narrow allowance granted by
government and humiliutingly and feebly expanded by patriotic charity, goes
without saying.
That the situation Ib becoming
known to the men at the front, and is
causing much uneasiness among them,
is shown by an extract from a letter,
written by Farrier-Sergeant A, F. Coll-
yer, of the first Canadian Divisional
Ammunition Column, C, F. A., which
was published in the Province recently.
It reads as follows:
"Would the Province call the attention of the public to the treatment handed soldiers' wives by the
landlords? When I was home on
leave I rented a house on Georgia
atreet on the condition that the rent
would remain tho same until I returned home from the war. I have a wife
and live children and my wife hai
been seriously ill, and the first person
to greet her after her recovery wai
the landlord's asent, who said the
rent had been advanced $8 a month.
There are lots of the boyi here re-'
cciving the samo news from their
wives, and it is causing a great deal
of worry aa the price of food has
gone up so much that it is all a woman-can do to live on the allowance,
which doesn't increase as everything
else does.   If you will be kind enough
to let some of our friends see this in
your, paper you will be doing a favor
for many of the boyB in France."
The patriotism of the landlord, is, of
course, of the same brand as that of
any    other    get-something-for-nothing
leech in modern society.   It consists of
grabbing every cent that may come
within reach, either in time of war or
time of jeace.   The .patriotic noise that
he makes in order to stir up and enthuse others to go forth and kill and
destroy,  is merely a display of that
patriotism that Dr. Johnson so aptly
and accurately depicted as '' the last
resort of a scoundrel."   It is a patriotism of the vocal chords, calculated to
distract attention from the true patriotism of business, that deft twist of the
wrist and clutch of the fingers, that
sequestrates the coin as it comeB floating within reach of the patriot, no
matter it it floats in human blood and
And the landlord Ib especially a British institution, and even the soldier at
the front Bhould not allow himself to
forget that he is fighting for the preservation of British institutions and
British liberties.
One of those liberties iB the liberty
of the landlord to raise the rent when-1
over he deems it to be in the interest
of either himself or the nation.; And to
tell tbe truth about it, it is one of the
most notable and outstanding of all
British liberties, and one of the moBt
valuable withal. At Jeast it is a liberty
that cannot be tftken away from the
British and Canadian workingmen.
Borden and his "unionist" aggregation of political clowns might use that
fact as campaign material. It would
take some of the curse off his Militnry
Slavery Infamy and War-Time Election Theft Acts.
A Word to tbe Soldier
So long as the present system of
robbing workers in times of peace, and
butchering them in time of war, for the
profit and glory of rulers, continues,
just so long will you and yours suffer
bleed and die and your recotapense will
be that Buffering and that death.
Those you leave behind, either when
you go to the field of battle to do your
bit for what you are led to believe
is your country, or when the fortunes
of conflict -usher you Into the great beyond from whence none return, your
dependents, your loved ones will be left
to the tender mercies of the same brand
of human cormorants that have made
your life a burden and a misery to you
since you were firBt' thrown to their
hungry clutches as a wage slave whose
bones were to be picked for their profit.
Your wife and children will be turned into the Btreet to starve or perchance tread the path of Bhame, once
they cannot find honorable of other
means to satisfy the remorseless demands of the landlord and the food
All of the noisy and soulful professions of those who desired to use you,
by Bending you to do deeds of slaughter out of the doing of which their opportunities to-gain profit were gloriously multiplied, will with profound
unanimity forget both you and yours as
soon aB they no longer have use for
That is they will forget you and
yours except to spit upon you and spurn
you with a contempt that yoa ill deserve, for you at least have acted in
good faith.
Even now there nre no more heroes
returning from the battlefield.
The stage-made and patronizing flattery that was so proliflcally poured out
in libation upon the returned and-crip-
pled soldier during the earlier days of
the war is now most conspicuous by its
That line of production has been
shoved into the background to make
way for what is of vastly more importance, the making of great profits safe
while the tide of war is at its flood.
Within a year of the war's ending
you will have no friend on earth outside of your own fellow workers and
they will be as completely shorn of
material substance as yourself and likewise as friendless.
The plain truth iB that you have no
real friend now, nor ever did have any,
outside of the working class—the slave
class—to which you belong and of which
you are a part.
Politically and economically all the
balance of the world Ib your eAmy, in
time of peaco as well as in time of
Do not forget that now while you are
in your master's trenches, nor yet again
when you return to civil life and once
more turn to thc industrial trenches to
flght for your daily living.
Tour liberties will then be even less
than those which you enjoyed when you
responded to tho call to arms, for all
that is reactionary and baneful in the
life of the nation has been as busily
and earnestly engaged in wiping out
those liberties as you have been in wiping out your country's foreign enemies,
ever Bince you left for the battlcfront.
Enumerator System Is With
a View of Winning By
Hook or Crook
And the laBt vestige ot democracy is
to be taken from you and your
slaves in industry and war, by the tri
umph of that conscienceless and remorseless combination of political tools
of tho ruling class that will appeal for
your support at tho polls on December
17, -under the euphonious cognomen of
"Unionist government"
Look out for it.
It is a subterfuge fraught with moro
serious danger to yonr liberty and to
the -welfare of you and yours, than any
previous scheme propagated by tho
agentB of reaction and class rule.
And Do Not Forget! Thia
Not only now, but whon you return
from the horrors of the battlefield—
and that you may all return is the fervent wish of all of your fellow workers—there is a Labor movement in existence that will welcome you and will
light with you in the battle of enslaved
lnbor against the class that haa ruled
and robbed the workers of all lands
since the first slave was shackled.
To that Labor movemont alone you
may look with confidence for help in
the securing of any redress for those
grievances that you not only already
have against the governmont and tho
clau that has forced yon and the work*
ers of all other lands into this bloody
eonnltt, bnt that boat of additional
grievances that will undoubtedly be
your portion in the days to come.
You will have ho other place to come
for assistance than to thnt Labor
There is no other place for men and
Slogan of the Enumerators
Is "Beat the Hun
at Home"
Even reasonably honest men are prepared to eheat in the coming election,
being obsessed with the ludicrous notion, criminally drummed into their
brains by a disreputable set of politicians in Ottawa, that if the Borden
government and all the profiteers, gamblers in food, crooks and financial
criminals are not returned to power,
Canada will quit her part in the war.
It is marvelous what continued
pounding away on the poor brain which
wants to be honest, by more cunning
and designing brains, may accomplish.
There are evidences of it on every
hand. But, a lot of just aB honest per-.
sons as the world produces are thankful that there are still many thousands
whose brains seem not to have been
developed to so high a degree that they
can quite«graBp the idea. Thus these
will be left honest. And they are in
the majority.
There haB been a lot of complaint
about the elaborate preparation of the
government gang to rob the electors
of their votes by the infamous "enumerator '' system. It is possiblo by this
syBtem to steal the election. That is
what the system is intended for. Under
tbe old system it was possible to do
considerable cheating but one might go
to jail for it. Under the enumerator
system, cheating is encouraged, judging by the lack of protection, and
there is no penalty on an enumerator—
or returning officer—no matter what he
doeB. They may disfranchise a whflle
city district and nothing could be done
to them for it.
As one enumerator put it, when challenged .as to the sincerity of the act,
and his own honest interpretation of
it, "It is better to begin beating the
Huns here." By this he meant that
if he could cheat out of their votes
those who might not be in favor of
the rotten Ottawa administration, he
would be "licking a Hun." It seems
incredible, but it is a fact, that ordinarily honest men have accepted a lot
of the paid-advertising in the daily
editorial columns as the real, honest-
to-god opinions of honest men. They
are nothing of the sort. Iu this town
itself there are newspapermen writing
thiB sort of dishonest stuff who intend
to vote against the discredited government which now curses Canada. To
these men the compilation of sentences
from words and articles from sentences
is so much work along a plan set down
for them to follow much liko a carpenter goes nbout the, construction of
a house from a set of plans not his own
and which he may believe are not right
in all particulars.
Since newspapers have become such
wholly commercial undertakings, their
editorial comment in mnny instances
isn 't worth much because of tbe fact
it is dishonest und witb un ulterior or
business-benefits objective.
This bought-and-puid-for editorial
opinion throughout Canndn hns been so
complete in the present campaign that
it bas been overdone. It is all the
same. No opposite argument appears
print except in some of the independent weekly papers and a very few
dailies—three or four in the whole Dominion—and the average elector must
make his own argument. As he finds
no opposition set up for him to read,
the natural bent of the human mind
iB to set one up for itself. Tbe psychology of the subject would appear
to be that the former great daily editorial opinion by the very reason that
it is so similar, will lose a standing
and confidence in the public mind
which it will not win bnck for many
Nor will this " bought-and-pnid-for "
editorial opinion  win the election.
And it is doubtful if the horde of
returning officers nnd their enumerator
will have the nerve to steal it.
Any man who has a right to vote,
and who is cheated out of his vote this
election, should take the name of his
"enumerator^' friend who would, by
reason of his station be responsible und
paste it in his hat for "future reference. ''
"The spirit of profiteering has permeated our national life to an alarming
extent," is tho announcement of the
Patriotic Education Society. It is thc
main .reason for the lagging in tho nation '» war plans. Profiteering in all
lines of industry by almost everybody
concerned is crippling the nation 'b war
efficiency; landlords are raising rents
unduly, retailors are exacting exorbitant profits, and labor ia loafing on the
government contract jobs on which the
contractors are piling up fortunes.
"Labor and capital are at grips nnd
all efforts for a truce during the wur,
«uch as proved effective in England,
have failed." Capital ia unwilling to
grant the right to organize to thc
workers, and they in turn refuse to
give up the right to strike. The manufacturers of luxuries ure not voluntarily
releasing their employees for war work,
and the farmers ns a class arc apathetic and refuse to Bhelve their grievances till tho war is over. Just in whnt
way the Patriotic Education Socioty
wishes to attain tho "social pence" is
not explained, and apparently they are
up against a hard proposition unless
the workingman ana the farmer aro
given justice.—Seattle Daily Call.
women who are devoted to democracy
and liborty and who" would seek reliof
from the oppressions arid tyrannies of
rulers, the exactions of pro/it sharks,
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human progress and human welfare. All
havo been dictated and determined by
the most sordid and baneful interests in
humnn society and each and all have
been deliberately aimed at the complete destruction of all that makes for
progress and human welfare through a
wider application of the principles of
democracy and social and industrial uplift. All has beon reaction, of the dullest, thc most sordid> the most stupid
typo, u type that could only be expressed through the activities of a statesmanship (?) ■earmarked with tho blindest of obedience to all that is sordid
and baneful in tho national life, nnd
strengthened nnd made workably virile
by virtuo of a dull mediocrity that is
without parallel. • A government so earmarked should go into tho discard of
obnoxious and to-be-forgotten things at
the firBt opportunity. That opportunity
is close at hand. "A word to the wise
should be sufficient."
TO THE DWELLER in the prairie
districts of tho northwest it becomes an easy matter to correctly
and confidently predict the approaoh of
a thunderstorm. Thoro are certain atmospheric indentions
that infallibly pre-
suge itB coming. A
dull and sultry heat,
accompanied by an
oppressive atmospheric quiescence that
is particularly noticeable, affords all
that ia necessary to cause the denizen
■of .that region to hopefully scan the
the northwestern horizon for signs of
the coming of the purifying storm.
That'a political thunderstorm is about
due in' Canada is eortain. Thero ia a
dull and enervating suddenness in the
political and social atmosphoro at preeent that presages a politico-electric disturbance in the near futuro that is quite
likely to upset many carefully propared
calculations and leave many political
lambs not only sheared of the wool of*
authority, but without due and proper
shelter against tho penetrating winds of
adversity and ill-fortune.
• *      *
While Tho Federationist hns no lovo
for capitalist governments, whether
auch be composed of knaves clad in
Tory fustian or Liberal shoddy, and
while this worthy sheet is compelled in
sheer deference to tho truth to confoss
that there is but little, if any, choice
between them, it feels assured that the
chief business in hand at the present
time is to get rid of thc one that now
rules the roost from Ottawa. For of all
the reactionary nuisances that hnvo deliberately befouled the pathway of human progress and contaminated its atmosphere with "two and Bovonty
stenches,'' it stands snprotne, and without a rival in all history.
* •      *
It is no doubt true that thc present
.government is an absolutely correct expression and exponent of the philosophy
of business. In tbat is to be found the
•only justification; for its existence. And
,no tne can truthfully assert that it has
not run true to form. War affords a
glarious opportunity for business cormorants to fatten and batten upon the
horrors that follow in its wako, Thc
business instinet is as keen to scent tho
rich profits thut are to be made out of
the gore and carnage of war, as tho
buzzard is to scent the feast that lies
in the dead carcass upon the plain.
Bight nobly did the businoss world rise
to the occasion offered by the outbreak
of war, nnd most gloriously did the
■Canadian followers of the truo profit,
"with an eruptive ebullition of patriotic
fervor and loyalty beyond compare,
pounce dojpi upon the soldier and his
needs and thoroughly mnke all tho hay
possible while the blood red sun of war
poured down its profit-giving beams of
opportunity upon their devotod heads.
And not an obstacle did the government
at Ottawa place in the eminently satis*
fying pathway of the gleanors of tho
bloody harvest. Not a governmental
finger was raised to stay the gleaning,
but, on thc contrary, every encouragement was offered to hasten the harvest
while the harvest weather was favorable, and no stone left unturned to
continue and prolong tho tillage that
brings forth so gloriously profitable a
♦ *      *
From the miserable $1.10 per day Id
the soldier who offers his life as a sacrifice upon the altar of tho country that
ihe does not oven own, to tho miserably
insufficient allowunco for the sustenance of Mb dependents while lie is in
service, and the equally niggardly allowance to those dependents in case nf
his death, down to the Insulting liuiul of
charity that has been Impudently
thrust into tho faces of those dopOJi*
pendents with the degrading dole thui
they must perforce accept or suffer the
atill further degradation and humiliation of worse poverty and misory, the
government has acted as the loyal and
conscienceless tool of tho big business
interests ef the Dominion. It has given
the lie to every democratic pretense. It
bas abrogated every principle of humnn
freedom. It has repudiated all the
rlghta of the common peoplo of Canada, by maintaining its hold upon office through its own arbitrary mandate
and bf forcing upon the country a conscript military servitude that is repugnant to all the traditions of a free people and a complete abrogation nnd denial of all democracy and liberty. Its
crowning act of infamy is to be found
in ita War-Time Election Act, under
whieh all Canadians are disfranchised,
except those who may bo graciously allowed to exercise tho franchise by "enumerators" CBpccinlly appointed by the
government for the pnrposo of exorcising thoir own "discretion" in the mutter of who shall and who Bhall not bo
-so allowed to voto. No moro impudent
•and wholly infamous OBsault was ever
made upon tho supposod rights of bo-
called citizens. That infamy alono iH
quite enfficiont to call down upon the
heads of tho political conspirators the
ojecrations of every decent and well-
meaning person in Canada. Not a solitary
net that tho preBont governmont of
Canada has been guilty of since it took
the reins of offico can bo truthfully
termed as progressive, and in lino with
THE WEALTH producers of the
earth possess no moro universal
characteristic than that of a profound lack of consciousness of their
own worth, as measured in dollars and
cents. The most of
them plod their way
through life utterly
overwhelmed with
the idea of their own
They cringe and crawl
in tho presence of the rich and the
groat and in fact comport themselves
in a fashion most becoming to that
which is mean and vile, the worms of
the dust and things that are dross.
Little do they, in their weakness and
solf-offaccment, realize that they are
really endowed1 with a dollar and cent
value of such stupendous value, that
alongside of it tho value of diamonds
and other precious goms, sinks into
insignificance in comparison. Not that
thoso wealth producers are worth anything to themselvea, for thoy aro notoriously paupers when it comos down to
that. They never have anything to
speak of and what little thoy do nave
is usually of such inftniteBimnl and even
doubtful value as to prove but ji weak
tohiptation to thieves and other wicked
persons. But that thoy are worth fubu-
lous sums to others than themselves, is
amply provon by the statements of
those who are sufficiently endowed with
sagacity to bo able to recognizo truo
worth when they seo it, and the presence of mind to act quickly and profitably in the grabbing of it.
* *      *
Some very interesting disclosures as
to the valuo that ia snugly ensconced
in the corporeal substance of the wealth
producors of vaious countries, is given
in tho United States Census Bureau's
estimate of the national wealth of that
country in 191(1, The total amounted
to something like $226,000,000,000.
This would menn a wealth per capita
of about $2200, that is if the surplus of
population in excess of 100,000,000 was
eliminated from our calculations, by being Bet aside to offset the class in tho
country that lives solely upon thc
labor of othors, instend of upon the
oxpendituro of thoir own onergy in production. As thore is no othor source of
dollar and cont valuo except human
labor, stripped of all Bophistry, the
tho abovo estimate of tho country's
weulth moanB, that the 100,000,000 human boings in tho country, after the
elimination of somo millions ns already
stated, arc worth to the owning, the
ruling, the master class of the country,
us property the sum of $2260 each.
There is but one basiB from which such
a conclusion can bo drawn by tho enumerators of tho census burenu, and that
is, thnt the productive power of the
American people is sufficiently great to
udmit of enough plunder being taken
from them to pay the normal rato of
profit upon $226,000,000,000. Thoso figures can bo arrived at in no other way.
It would appear from tho per capita
value of $2260, that 10 per cent, is calculated to bo the normal rate of profit
prevailing at tho timo thc estimates
wero made.
* #      *
Thero is no other wealth iu any coun
try on oartb, outstdo of the productive
powor of the people dwelling therein.
Lot it always bo remembered that we
cannot estimate wealth oxcopt in terms
of monoy, dollars nnd cents, or their
equivalents In tho monoy of other countries. In estimating woalth it is always converted into those terms. They
nro tho terms of exchange valuo, nnd
cnn folate only to proporty. Thorofore
whon tho wealth of a country iB asserted to amount to uny specific sum per
capita, und thero is no other vnlue-
producing factor in existence outside
of the lnbor of huhiuu beings, reference Ib mnde solely to tho value, as
property, of the working poople of that
eountry, to their owners nnd masters.
And that is all thero is to proporty.
•lust In.mnii beings, that's all. When
wo road of tlio fabulous wenltlj of our
country, which, by the way, is not ours,
let us never forget that wc are only
rending of tho vnluo of our class--tho
working class—tu its capitalist ovor-
lords und mnsters. And that working
class Is truly un object lesson in value.
It is the whole tiling.
NE    OF    THE    WAR    correspondent    during    the    enrly
days    of    (In;    present    wnr,
in    speaking    of    ihe    Herman    soldiers,  pointed  out   that   the  fatal  defect  in  the  Gorman
IS OBEDIENCE  rhnracter  seemed   to
TO THB bn tlio sorvllo dispo-
LAW A DUTY? sition to obey tho
mandates of authority, thnt appeared to be almost universal umong the common people. And
it might well be added, that the same
fatal weakness among slaves lu general
hns always beea (ho shout anchor of all
rulo and robbery since timo began.
The nccurity and the perpetuation of
all government depoilds upon the chronic naturo of that fatal weakness in
tho slnvo character, Without it no rule
and its corollary of plunder could long
prevail. It would fall through tho refusal of its victims to obey its edicts.
Without that ingrniaed disposition
among tho common peoplo of Qermnny
to obey the edicts of their mnsters it
would hnve boon impossible to have
builded up a huge militnry establishment, such as the kaiser hnd nt his
command, nnd by means of which he
expoctcd to gratify his ambition to become ii world ruler. Not only the possibility of war, but its inevitability,
rests upon thut fatal weakness, that
Sorvllo disposition to obey the law nnd
edicts of those who posi- ns rulers und
masters. All tliii poverty and wretched-
ness, and misery, and ngony, thui follows in the WBKO of enslavement and
exploitation, is due to that weakness,
And, eome to think nf it, so is slavery
itself, for no power on earth oould perpetuate that, peculiar Institution, were
it. not for the stupidly blind reverence
the slaves have for the rules nnd regulations luid down by their mas!
by obedience to which the slavi
ally hold themselves in loash to be plundered and outraged.
* * *
And this leads to strange and even
startling speculations. It carries one
into roalms of thought that may oven
load to strange and dangorous conclusions, that is, dangerous to those institutions whoso safety and porpetuity
arc solely based upon blind obedience
of the common herd to the edicts and
Pronouncements of rulorB and ruling
classes. What would become of those
institutions should the common poople
so lose reverence for tho laws laid
down by those who rule and exploit
them, as to refuse or neglect to longor
obey them. For instance, suppose a
nation of let us say 150,000,000 people
who had never beon accustomed to enforced military servitude, but had for
generations beon fed upon traditions of
liberty and democracy, were suddenly
called upon, or commanded to register
themselves for such servitude, and
should neglect to comply therewith,
what power on earth could compel them
to surrender their democracy to such
an autocratic edict! Would not a peo
pie thus confronted by such a sweeping
attack upon their liberties bc amply
justified in rofusing or neglecting to
cohiply with the demands made upon
them? If not, why not? And this leads
us still farther afield in our speculation
and prompts tho query: Is it truo that
it is the duty of every one to obey the
law that may be laid down by rulers to
deprive those over whom that rule is
exercised, of such remaining liberties
aB they may poBsess? Is it tho duty of
tho slave, in any caso, to oboy the*law
of he or thoy who have seized the right
to rule and rob him? These aro indeed
vexatious questions and cannot, and
should not bo answered without careful
consideration nnd serious contemplation.
*       *       *
Just how it came about that the slave
acquired the habit of blind aud docile
obedience to the law of his master,
might ulso afford a field of rathor interesting speculation. Perhaps through
tho thousands of years during which
the slave was governed solely through
the judicious application of tho club to
hiB offending cranium whenever he disobeyed the vorbal injunction of his
master, he gradually acquired that
sense of caution that eventually culminated in a profound faith in the virtue
of obedience without being bruisod, as
against being clubbed to it. It was evidently not so much reverence for tho
law that he thus acquired as it was
reverence for tho club. In time that reverence bocamo a confirmed habit of
servility and cranium-saving responao
to the master's word of command. Thon
again it may be that onco his master
becomo so advanced in the intellectual
scale as to bo able to register his will
in hieroglyphics upon parchment, the
slave's awo of his master's wonderful
profundity became so incroased as to
make the continued application of tho
club to his mentality no longer necessary. Awe and superstition being
closely akin, and thus becoming faBton-
ed upou him as a sort of chronic mentnl condition, it is quite easy to understand why the poor dub, oven unto this
day, is so completely obsessed with the
power of the law and controlled through
fear of a resurrection of tho terrible
club, that hnB long beon more or less
hidden beneath the mysterious potencies of verbose legality and judicial
pantomime. But bc thnt as it may,
supposo some autocratic ruler or ruling
class—and thero is no othor kind—
should mako a law commanding every
one in the land to stand upon their
heads for u half an hour, either before
or after eating, would it be thc duty of
each and all to obey snch a law? And
what would or could such ruler or ruling cluss do in thc premises? Would,
or would it not, be good policy for tho
victims of rule to always put it up to
their rulers to come and get what thoy
wanted, rnther than that the victims
should bring it to thom? These aro
questions thnt The Federationist feels
incompetent to answer, and, like a careful judge, will take under advisement.
This journul will institute a thorough
search for precedents, in ordor to bo
sure of arriving at a correct conclusion.
IF there ia one thing iu this world
at prosent that must bc plain to
every porson who cares to give it
thought, it is the inevitability of
world-wide starvation, if thc ruling
class carnival of savagery nnd slaughter is to much longer
A RULING v continue. That there
OLASS WORLD is already terrible
GONE MAD. and widespread suffering throughout
Europo ou account of a shortage of
food is generally acknowledged. That
tho condition there will become progressively worse as the Btruggle continues, is absolutely certain. That a
similar experience will bo sooner or
later visiled upon thc people of this
continent is inevitable, nnd no further
proof of it is required than the almost
frenzied efforts of our stupid rulers to
urge upon us the utmost possible con-
sorvntimi uf fond, while at the same
time spurring us on to stilt greater
production thereof. That by far the
greater portion of the people of this
continent hang on to lire by the narrowest possible margin, oven in timeB
of pence, is well known to every student of economic conditions and circumstances. That the economy dnily
practiced by countless thousands in
this North American atmosphoro of
democracy and much-touted affluence
during peace limes, cun not be appreciably accentuated if the victims are
to escnpo death by starvation, is beyond successful dispute. To urge upon
such to practice u still greater economy, in order to enable the powors
that be to ship more foodstuffs to
Europe, is to add insult to injury.
The glorious harvest of death can
not be continued, however, unless the
Entonte combatants are kept supplied
with food, etc., from this side of the
water. And overy pound of food that
is thus taken from tho producers upon
this sido of tho water and sont to tho
warring peoplo of Europo, muat pay its
pro rata of profit to thoso sinister intorests in human society that wax fat
and sleek by plundering tho producers
of wenlth in times of ponce, und fairly
gorging themselves with pntriotic
profit that is smeared with blood and
gore in time of wnr. And so long as
a dollar of extra profit can be wrung
from the blood uud ngony nnd slaughter of war, so long will thoso Intorests
turn henven and earth to tho end thot
war shall continue and bring its bloody
grist to their mil). This country and
the United States aro to bo drained of
fond and human lives in order to prolong the sla.igliler, As long ns there
is a pound of food for the stomach of
Europe and u morsel of human food
for ils hungry nnuion to be had from
this side of the water, the glorious liar-
vest of death and agony and bensliul-
. ity nnd devastation must continue, for
and | the gratification of national ambitions,
rt n 11 he   uggrundi jsomon t    of   rulers   and
statesmen and the ultra-fattening of the pockets of the profit-grabbing interests that find
their golden opportunity in the bloody
shadow of war's thunder cloud. That
terrible privations are coming to the
working class of this western continent, through the scarcity and consequent high prices of food, is no dream.
There is ' no other country to which
Europe can look for any appreciable
quantity of foodstuffs. And in the
last analysis it is the producers of
food and clothing upon whose shoulders must inevitably fall the entire
burden. That is true both in time of
peace and in time of war. Only, a com*
paratively small portion of the wealth
producers are at any time engaged in
the production of the actually necessary things of life. A vast army is
at all times engaged in the production
of things that, while they are necessary to the carrying on of ruling class
establishment and empire, conserve no
legitimate human purpose. The ruling
class enterprise of war is an instance
in point. And when that delectable
enterprise becomes tho chief occupation
of ruling class society, as today, even
the production of foodstuffs and other
things actually requisite to the existence of all will bo cut down to tho
actual requirements of the purpose in
hand, no matter how many human
beings may perish in consequence. It
is a mattor of common knowledge that
food and other thingB requisite to the
maintenance of tho people of neutral
and other countries have been shipped
away to the belligerent countries, leaving tho people who had produced thehi
short of that necessary to supply their
needs, for the simple reason that an
oxtra profit could bo gained by the interests engaged in such traffic.
# * • «
Privation and misery is to be greatly
accentuated on this continent ere another twelve months shall have passed.
Gaunt starvation will stalk in the
midst of countless thousands of 'the
poor and submerged victims of American and Canadian democracy. It will
be of no avail to appeal to rulers end
robberB for relief. They are now, as
ever, without'' bowels of compassion.''
Thoy know nothing but to rule and
to rob. That has been their function
all down through history, and right
well have they fulfilled it. Those who
sit in the seats of the mighty now
aro as completely past masters in the
noble artlts any of their equally estimable predecessors. "Whom the gods
would destroy they first mako mad."
Utterly reckless in their pursuit of
pelf and power, the impudent reactionaries of these days, who fancy they
guide the destinies of nations, are but
conjuring forth the whirlwinds of revolution that shall ultimately shake the
world and tottor their thrones to ruins.
Starvation will sooner or later silence
tho roar of cannon and the shriek of
shell. And out of the welter' of war
shall come forth thc culmination of all
of the slave revolts of the ages past,
in a revolution that will sweep the last
maBter and slave into oblivion and
clear tho stage of human events and
activities for the reign of freedom and
good fellowship among the sons of
Go to it, good masters all. It is your
world now, and a mad world it truly
iB, Press on with your tyrannies, your
denials of democracy and your insolent
flaunting of the poor privileges that
your tortured slaves have wrung from
you in the past, but blame only yourselves if, when that revolution does
come, and come it will, "it comos with
wild dishevelled locks and shod in Iron
sandals." ' It is ft mad world, my masters, but do not forget that it is a
world of your own making.   Go to it,
Arc tho electors of Britiah Columbia
going to permit the Borden outfit to
"Hinduizo" Canada? If the "unionist" gang are elected on Dec. 17, wage-
workers will not only bo conscripted,
whilo monoy is borrowed with interest,
but they muy have to wear turbans in
lieu of khaki.
class process of utilizing the labor of
its slaves in gratifying the ambitionB
of rulers and building up their huge
and imposing edifice of plunder and
If it wore not for the rich the producers would have littlo incentive to
work. If it wero not for the fleas the
dog would have little incentive to
scratch. It is even thus that tho seemingly most obnoxious and pestiferous of
things play their eminently necessary
role in the grent scheme of things eternal end divine.
A comparison of food costs in twenty-
four cities and towns in tho United
States shows that it now requiros at
least $0.43 per week to supply a
man and his three children with thc
cheapest kind of food. Clothing, fuol,
rent, medicine, education, amusements,
shoos and other extravagances are to
bo furthor provided for out of hia remaining wages, and the balanco that is
left will be available for the purchase
of liberty bonds and other safe investments. Did some one mention the standard of living of the working class, and
how it is forever climbing upward?
The Baldwin Locomotive Works at
Philadelphia employs 25,000 men and
turns out nine locomotives per day.
Theso locomotives are being builded for
the U. S. government and are to be used
in France. Just liko fully two-thirds
of thc production under capitalist
slavery, the output of tho Baldwin factory consorves no healthful human purpose. It supplies no legitimate human
need.   It is just a part of the ruling
After being denied the use of any
of the halls in the city, the farmers
around Detroit, Mich., stood for more
than an hour in a biting snow storm
and freezing temperature, listening to
President Townley, of the Nonpartisan
league, the organization of farmers that
is sweeping the northwestern states and
Canada. The meeting was held upon
the open prairie two miles outside the
city limits. Several hundred farmers
were in attendance. The interests that
control cities evidently lovo the farmers just as they lovo the wage slaves,
and that is for what they can bo
skinned out of. When the farmers
and the wage slaves awake to that fact,
there will come a revolution that will
make all previous affairs of that sort
look like thirty cents of capitalist
money. And it is about due, the way
things are looking.
The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, after a study of wages and the
cost of living in tho District of Columbia, the capital city of the "richest
nation on earth," reports that its findings "reveal a shocking state of economic indecency." "The pinch of
economic distress among a large proportion of families," says the report,
"is also clearly indicated by the fact
that almost one-third of the families,
both whito and negro, finished the year
with deficits," All ot which affords
additional reaaon why every patriotic
slave of the land should either buy a
"liborty bond" or hail with glad acclaim tho happy circumstance of being
drafted into military servitude in tho
glorious cause of "making the world
safe for democracy." Think how
grateful the downtrodden slavoa of tho
Teuton empires are likoly to become
when tho blessing of American democracy shall have been brought to them
through the valor of American heroos
drafted for the noble purpoao out of
such conditions ns depicted by the roport of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
SUNDAY, Nov. 18—Bartender*,
Sawfllers Association.
MONDAY, Nov. 19—Electrical
Workers, Teamsters and Chauffeurs (Departmental Store
Drivers), Boiler Makers, Steam
Engineers, Tailors' Executive,
Machinists No. 720.
TUESDAY, Nov. 20—Amalgamated Carpenters, Book Binders, Retail Clorks, Railway
Firemen, Butchers and Meat
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21—Metal
Trndes Council, Plasterers,
Browory Workers.
THURSDAY, Nov 22—Painters,
Teamsters and Chauffeurs,
Machinists No. 182, Shoot
Metnl Workers, Shipwrights
and Caulkers.
FRIDAY, Nov. 23—Shipyard Laborers, Pile Drivors and Wood-
on Bridgebuilders, Plumbers,
Steam Euglnoors' Danco.
Tho four-legged horse, mule, ox, or
ass gets hay and grain and stable direct from tho hands of his ownor and
maBter. Ho is a chattel slave. The
two-legged horse, mulo, ox or ass, ho
of the noble brow ond haughty mien—
the wage earner—gets an order for his
hay, grain and stablo, and onjoys the
proud privilege of presenting it at the
warehouse of his master and owner
for redemption. He is a freo laborer.
The chattel slave has his grub, etc.,
delivered to him by his master after
working hours. Tho freo laborer has
to go out and get his, likowiso after
working hours. The more advantageous
position of the latter may bc oasily
Been. He is freo to wait on himself
after he has performed his honest
day's labor. As far aB payment for
sorvices is concerned, thoy are treated
with all the impartiality that could
reasonably be expected, in view of tho
fact that the chattel slave costs his
owner a piece of money, while tho free
laborer is picked up for nothing.
It apears that thero dwells in the
intellectual desert known as Seattlo,
Wash., a sky-pilot bearing tho rather
imposing cognomen of Rev. Mark. A.
Matthews. This profound promulgator
of piotistic piffle recently took occasion
during un address before n Taeoma
gathering of missionary women, to
state thut, "Any man who goea into
his pulpit and declares that the world
is getting bettor ought to have his
tonguo jerked from hiB mouth." Thia
caused quite a flutter of protost from
some of the distinguished gentleman's
colleagues in the noble art of obtaining
earthly sustenunco through tho judicious expenditure of verbosity and
platitudinous loquacity in tho visualization of spiritual blessings for those
who arc afflicted with a preferential
partiality therefor. Whilo the protests
appear to have been called forth be- i
cause of the severity of the punishment,
recommonded by the astute parson, it
is more tban likely thnt the real reason may bc found in the fact that his
words afford a rather too scathing commentary ujion tho utter worthlessness
of thc entire fraternity of sky-pilots |
and uplifters that has long pretended to
guide n sinful world to higher and better thinga. Such statements are liable
to call undue attention to this worth- j
lessnoss and bring ruin upon the ancient
nnd honorable trade of spiritual piffle and social and individual purification by proxy. The business might bo
ruined, hence the protest.
Why the Necessity of It?
London, Nov. 10.—It seems that attempts have recently been detected by
members of tho Canadian overseas
forces to ovnde the censor's regulations
by communicating through the mails
with invisiblo writing. Though there
is apparently no suggestion of unpatriotic motive on the part of Cnnadian soldiers who have used invisible ink for
mnil letters, the practice is to bo sternly repressed.—Daily Sun, Nov. 4.
Special Meeting
A special mooting ef the Teamsters
and Chauffeurs' local will bo held Monday night for the retail stores dolivory
The Birks' store ia not an exclusive store. It is for EVERYONE. Our gooda aro. in the largest possible assortment; our
prices in the widest range: We provide for the moderate
purse as much as we do for the wealthy bank account. And.
the Birks' service knows no distinction.
We invito EVERYONE to look through our establishment,
view our displays, and inquire as to goods or prices.
Henry Birks & Sons Limited
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A.  S.   WELLS
"You will do vory well—you're Yorkshire,
you know," aald a man to a friend who had
Juat got a now "Job." "Yea, that's all
vory well, but the boas is Yorkshire, too,"
waa the reply. Tho wit, tho shroVdneBS,
the general "stlck-to-lt" persistency ot the
Yorkshire character, ia proverbial—but tho
aggressive self-centred and sett Interest ot
the Yorkshire character has its componnation
ln large heartednoss, breadth of view, and
breesy, good humor. Dickens, in John
Brodio, has well aketchod the Yorkshire character and the writer of these lines, who had
a political tour in Yorkshire for "homo
rulo" during the moat momentous period of
British political history, found John Brodles
by tho hundred'and greater grasp of "live"
political Issues than characterised any other
British country.
Mr. A. S. Wolls, Bocretary-treasurer of the
British Columbia Fedoration of Lnbor, and
candidato for Victoria constituency, was
born at Leeds, Yorkshire, in 1870, and his
career on this side of "the big drink," as
the Indians called tho ocean, shows that he
inherltB the good qualities of his old country forbears. I In caino to Canada in 1904
and lost no time In getting active in organized Labor, for ho joined the Maintenance-
of-Way Employees1 union that same year.
On tho formation of the Regina Trades and
Labor council, ho became secretary of that
organization and later became its presidont.
Tho enterprising and active prairie city yet
boars tho Impress of bit good work thoro
and his name Ib ofton recalled in a complimentary manner.
Mr. A. S. Wella camo to tho coast in
1011. Prior to that ho was appointed genoral organiser for the Carponters' association and ho occupied that position during
1912-13. Ho was at tho general council
ot tho Amalgamated Society of Carponters
and Joiners at Manchester in 1913; was
re-elected and nttended the 1910 mooting
of that body. Ho was a member of the
committee which brought about tho plan fer
tho solidification of the Amalgamated and
United Brotherhood of Carponters, Ho has
boon socretary of tho Trades and Labor
council of Victoria; prosidont part of 1914,
all 1915 and 1910. Ho was elocted secretary
treasurer of the B. C. Federation of Labor, Victoria, 1914, and has hold that office since.
As for his work—that has spoken for Itself,
and tho fact that he is chosen for Labor's
champion Jn tho forthcoming momentous
political struggle, ia a proof that tho working mon of Victoria can appreciate a good
man,' F. P.
Frank Bush, tho man who has been to
Vancouvor inony tiroes in the last fifteen
yeara and who has nover failed to arouse
gales of laughter with his stories and little
tin fluto, will be back next weok, this time
at the Pantages, and Is expected to havo
no trouble in being the hit nf a very good
bill. He nevor tells tho same story twice
from ono end of a woek to another and is
really the best story-teller on tho stage. He
is a very clever roan and a wonderful
mimic. ***
Columbia Theatre
This popular house has started In first'
class vaudeville again, and Is putting on
somo first-class shows with somo good movies
thrown in. Manager Mayrand, the popular
manager, has made arrangements for somo
good shows this winter. Popular prices
provall at this house, with shows afternoon
and evening. ***
Who Is Yoar Neighbor?
A theme that will have a universal appeal la found in "Double-Crossed," a Paramount picture slurring Pauline Frederick,
at the Globe theatre noxt week. This is
tho fact, that not onc of us really knows
all about the persons nearest to us in dally
life. For instance, In "Doubb-Crossod," a
devotod young wifo learns for tho first time
of a youthful slip on tho part of hor hus-
band whom she adored ana whoro she had
unconsciously placed upon a pedestal too
high for any man. What happened when
she found out his crime and how a new and
deeper understanding wan brought about between them, Is pictured by Miss Frederick,
with all the wondrous artistry of whieh
she Is capable. ***
It hai lasted over eleven hundred daya.
It has placed upon the blood-stained pages
of history its moat horrible entries.
It haa engendered hate that centuries will
not be able to eradicate,
It has snatched over five millions of men
from useful pursuits and what few pleasures
they were able to enjoy and thrust them
into bloody, untimely graves.
Br Infernal violence over five millions of
hearts hare been stilled.
Through tbo fiendish ambitions nd desires
of remorseless exploiters the world has been
drenehed with boman blood.
During the time thla monstrous conflict
has been raging four thousand five hundred
and sixty-five human beings bave been sacrificed dally on the altar of Mammon.
Over eight millions of mutilated remnants,
many of them permanently incapacitated for
useful service, have been turned back to therr
For eaoh day of this unholy war over a
thousand wrecks have been made at the bidding of heartless commercialism.
On every one of theee nearly twolve hundred days seventy million eight hundred
thousand dollars have been engulfed In tbe
bottomless pit of tho demons or destruction.
On each of theso nearly twelve hundred
daya the war debts of the nations have
mounted to such an enormous aum that the
solvency of the world la threatened; amounting to noarly one hundred million* a day.
The Interest at five per eaat. on this tro-
mondooa debt will amount to over fivo billions of dollars.
AH of this wilt he loaded on the backs
of enslaved labor.
It will result In greater hardships than
have evor beon known or dreamed of by
It has placed the mont outrageous burdens
on our people that they will bo forced to
carry for generations.
It has placed a burden of militarism on
hitherto free countries.
And tho md Is not yet
For over throe years the powers of tho
world have beon sowing the tares 1
What will the harvest bef
—Beattio Dally Call.
Teamsters and Chauffeurs
A muss-meeting of the Teamsters and
Chauffeurs' local will bo held at the
Labor Temple Thursday night Nov. 22.
Thc nieeting called1 for , Wednesday
night ia off,
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for the Job
[By W, FranciB Ahorn]
SYDNEY, K a. W., Oct. 12.—(Special to The Federationist.)—During
September and October a political indi-
vidonl by the name of W. A. Holman
(promier of New South Wales, Australia). spont hie timo between banqu-H-
in teaching President Wilson and Canadian Prime Minister Borden how to win
the war-—likewise instilling into tho
American folk tho virtues of conscription. During the first week of October,
Holman is supposed to havo wired to
Australia for two "prominent" speakers to go to America to participate in
the conscription fight in Canada and the
United States. Knowing more of the
matter concerning . these individuals
than our folk in Canada and the United
States, I hasten to spread tho glad news
before they arrive in the land of '' the
bravo and tho freo," with a little history concerning tho worthies that thoy
would doubtlesa wish to bo wrapped in
the slumber of tho past.
Who and What Holman Is
In the first place, Holhian, who has
been busy teaching the folk in Amorica
how to win tho war, Ib a person who
camo to Australia in tho early days as
an itinerant cabinet-maker. Boing one
of the '''downtrodden" folk, he embraced the real red socialism. It was
not long beforo he, in company with
such men as Hughes, who as Australian
prime minister, is trying to win the war
for Australia, got into tho insido of
the Labor movoment. Gradually the
former radical views wero discarded,
and he became quite a respectable
Labor leader. He, as loader of the New
South Walos Labor party, did good
work it must bo admitted, but of late
ho showed quite a loaning towards the
enemies of Labor. It was no wonder,
then that when conscription became a
big thing in Australia laat yeur, ho do-
sorted tho Labor party and went over
on the sido of the capitalists in trying
to fasten conscription on tho necks of
tho peoplo.
That his own state (New South
Wales) defeated conscription for Australia is perhaps the best indication aB
to what we hore in New South Walos
think of him.
So serious did he view the defeat Mb
party got over tho conBcrition iBsue
that when tho stato election was held
last March, the only way he could securo re-election was by signing a pledge
novor. to talk conscription again, and to
uso every effort to dofeat it, should it
bo again raised in Australia. That
plodge was to the effect that conscription was not an issue in tho elections
(the Labor party said it was) and that
further, Holman and his party would
pledge themselves to resist any attempt to again raise tho conscription
issue in Australia. We seo tho miserable backdown this man Holman was
propared to mako in ordor to get olect-
ed. He had all along snid that tho war
could only be won by conscription,' but
bocauBo his seat was in danger, ho was
prepared to risk losing the war, in order that he got re-electod.
Tho plain fact is that Holman got
into parliament in New South Wales on
Hemstitching, buttons covered, scallop-
ping, button holes, pinking, sponging; and
shrinking, lettering, plcot edging, pleating, niching, embroidery, hemming.
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the backs of the workerB, and politically sold thehi afterwards. He was the
man who in the New South Wales parliament, called for cheers for Boer victories in 1900, hoped that the British
would be defeated in the war with the
Boers, was an executive officer of the
peace council, and a consistent anti-
militarist. In 1899, at Hobart, Tasmania, while delivering a lecture on Labor
and militarism, he was rushed by the
people, and a riot took place and he
waB only saved from death at the hands
of some British bluejackets, by the
timely intervention of the polico. If
he was prepared to pledge tho Australian people against conscription at the
last elections in New South Wales, it
is hard to see how he can consistently
preach conscription to the American
people. It certainly looks pretty two-
faced; It might be that he claims to
speak for the working people in Australia. This cannot be so, since he represents capitalistic interests in Australia, since ne was kicked out of the
Labor-Socialist party. It should be
mentioned incidentally that he has accused the Labor parties in Australia of
all manner of ovil—that they are dominated by tho I. W. W., subsidized with
German gold, and openly "disloyal"
towards the Allies. The fact is, of
course, that the Labor party aB a party,
refused to sell the workers as Holman
would have thom do. Doubtlesa he has
beon preaching much the samo doctrine
in America and Canada, judging by the
cabled dispatches wo have received
here. Ab an instance of how the mat-
tor iB misrepresented hero concerning
Amorica (which shows how the matter
will bo misrepresented in America con-
corning the Australian poople and the
war) it is only necessary to state that
during the last woek of September,
heavy type notices have appeared in our
newspapers proclaiming the fact that
the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, assembled at Ottawa (or Toronto,
I forget which, now) declared "unanimously in favor of conscription for Canada. ThiB from tho information I havo
to hand so fnr concerning Labor's attitude in Canada would appear to be a
monstrous lie, and I am awaiting confirmation by mail so that I can handle
the mattor in thc Australian press,
A Oood Pair to Draw to
The two mon who aro likely to be
sent across to Canada and America, aB
a result of tho invitation Bent here by
Holman are Messrs. D. E. Hall (New
South Wales attorney-general), and Mr.
C. Vaughan (late premier of South
Australia). As regards the former,
Hall is ono of tho men who turned
traitor to Labor also on the conscription issue. He also signed the famous
pledge, solemnly declaring that ho
would resist conscription at all costs if
it was again raised in Australia. In
the olden days, labor took him from obscurity and placed him in weulth. Mon
now in tho movoment recall the days
when they took up collections for him
to save him from starving in tho Australian bush, when he was organizing
for an Australian union. The other
man Vaughan, was aa I said above, recently premier of South Australia—and
so much was he thought of by tho peoplo thero that at the first opportunity
they kicked him out of the premiership. He still holds a scat in parliament—with a couple of followers, but
even tho capitalists whom he tried to
follow (and to whom ho sold Labor in
that state) got his measure and hoisted
him overbonrd out of the premiership of
tho country.
It is only necessary to say that when
all three worthies wore touring Australia during the conscription campaign in
Soptomber-Octobor, 1916, thoy could not
get a hearing from the peoplo unlesB
thoy wore surrounded with cordons of
polico, armies of polico would bo the
bottor toim. It was no uncommon sign
to see as many police at thoir* meetings
(which wero always hold within doors)
ns citizonB, with' n policeman seated between each two listeners to provent interjections. Interjcctors of courso were
fired into thc polico bull-pens. Any time
they appeared in public (which was
once or twice) it invariably led to something approaching a riot—until the police got to work and ran people into
jail wholesale.
It might bo considered something
grent that Amorica should got propagandists for the conscription campaign who
could not (and who certainly were
pretty cowardly in doing so) win any
votes for the same conscription in their
own country, and it is to be hoped that
publicity to this dispatch will be givon
throughout the length and breadth of
Canada and tho United States.    w
It should also bo stated that, following on somo dirty notion by these worthies a little time ago, tho Labor party
appealed to England, and these persons
wore tho vory first to cry out against
outside interference in the domestic
struggles of New South Wales. It comeB
with sad grace, then that they aro willing to poke their noses into the domestic qunrrols of nnother country, moro
ospocinlly in view of tho fact that they
are utterly discredited in their own
land. Any further Information concerning tho past history of these worthies will bo cheerfully forwarded,
Some Inside Information
About Enumerator System
Positive evidence of the conniving of
the government returning officers in
connection with the enumerator system
was divulged by W. W. B. Mclnnes,
the straight Laurie r-Liberal candidate
for Vancouver Centre, in his acceptance
speech at the convention last -Friday
night in the Labor Temple.
The returning officer for Comox-Al-
berni, in which Mclnnes also is the
candidate of the Liberals, is W. N.
Carty. Carty is secretary of the provincial Conservative association. On
the door of his office In the Vancouver
block iB not painted "returning officer,'-' but "Provincial Conservative Association."
Comox-Albernl is a riding of far
stretches by land and water. The
population is scattered over the district
in small and fair-sized communities.
There is considerable of a settlement
on Texada island. When Mclnnes ran
there last time there were 63 voters,
61 of whom voted for him. There are
now more voters there. The island has
hud sottlers on it for forty years.   It
has always had   a   provincial polling
Slaee. But under the arrangements
arty made there will be no polling
place on Texada island at all. If the
electors wish to cast their ballot they
will have to go by boat to Powell
At Campbell river there is another
instance of Carty 'b work. Campbell
Biver is on the mainland, It has about
200 voters. Harriet Island is not far
away but it requires a boat to get to
it. On Harriet Island, at a guess,
twelve or fourteen voters live. The
200 voters at Campbell Biver will have
to go by boat to Harriet Island to
vote. Electors of other communities
also Will have to take a boat for Harriet Island.
However, this fact ought to have the
effect opposite from that which the
Borden crowd of supporters expects,
and get the people so annoyed that
rather than support such a Bystem they
would swim to the polling places to
cast' their ballots against the govern-
A Lot of Young Warriors
******     ******     ******     ******
At Win-the-War Meetings
Not in many moons—not even before
the "Win-the-War" league over which
Rev. Principal Vance presides—was
there heard bo much downright patra
otic talk willing to sacrifice life—everybody else 'a—as at a meeting of the Lib-
orals of Ward 1, Wednesday night. The
speakers who were so Btrong for laying down life, and conscripting human
beings for the benefit of a few who in
Canada are making millions out of this
war, were Ashworth Anderson, George
K. Housaor, and others. It is doubtful if thero is a huskier young chap
in thiB city than young Housser while
Aahworth Anderson is a regular wire
trap for strength and nerve especially
"nerve." Of course, thiB is on. the
surface. They may have some unseen
ill which only a microscope can flnd.
At any rate, to tho older men who
heard tho impassioned pleas, these
young men put up to "win-the-war"
it appears odd that they havo not been
on the fighting line these many months.
Thia applies alao to many more of the
"Win-the-War" crowd. Looking over
the variouB political gathering the
last few weeks, some of the old-timers
aro forced to the belief that in nono
of them is the age so young as in the
(' Win-the-War'' leagae.
The league, assiBtod by the Tory machine and the executive committee of
tho Groat War Voterans' aBBOciation,
named Donald E. McTaggart to be dictated to the Conservative convention
in Burrard, and McTaggart is also in
the age limit. There is this to be said
for McTaggart: He went all the way to
the old country to enlist. The natural
question is, why didn't he enlist at
homo? The answer Donald's friends
make to thiB is, he tried but couldn't
get passed.
This is subject to a little explanation. Will Donald state what he tried
fori A private or an officer* Was
he turned down for his eyes, his feet,
or what? And why should Donald get
turned down when a lot of old men,
some of them who couldn't even stand1
the strain of the long railway journey
to Halifax, passed the local examinations? Ab is well known the physical
examinations in England are much
stricter than in Canada, where at one
time anybody could get in and even
orders were issued tu the effect that
a man who had one good eye left was
eligible, and the flat-footed man was in
demand also. So why Bhould they be
so strict with Donald?
Anyway, it is a fact that Donald,
'' at hia own expense,'' hia friends love
to tell, wont all the way to England
after being turned down in Vancouver.
For fear that he will be asked some
rather pertinent questions about what
is wrong with him—for he surely looks
huBky enough—Donald goeB round with
his pockets bulging with correspondence on the subject of his endeavors
to get an OFFICER'S job.
Some Comment Called Forth By
Events of the Passing Show
-============= [By J. B.] ■
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Flavelle Forever
Voto for Borden and embalmed ham!
Borden's latest promise is that ho
will tax war profitB.
What aro war profits?
Wo aro told tho nation is lighting for
its very existence and needs every_ cent,
and every man, and must even stint on
food to win thiB war.
Thon Borden gives lotters of marque
to some pirates to prey upon us in our
extremity and askB them to hand a tip
to the government out of their succcbb-
ful robbery.
That is war profits.
Wc aro told not to eat hnm or bacon,
ns it is needed for the soldiers at the
front, but before it gels to them, and
nftor boing already cured, it has extra
salt injected into it to add to its
weight. But that ia war profits. Send
the Boldiors salt instead of ham, tax
tho popple to pay for it and lot tho supporters of tho Borden governmont fill
their pockets. That is war profits and
Borden promlsos if you return him to
powor ho will tax war profits a littlo.
Wo don't want any war profits. And
if wo have to mako war, wo want to do
it in a businoss-like way. Wo do not
wish to buy salt and pay tho prico of
hum for it.
If you vote for Borden you voto for
the wholo gang of Hcensod pirates and
hogB who impudently call themselves
tho AWin-the-War" govornment. We
havo moro chance of winning tho war
without them j we can't afford expensive luxuries. To be head of a munition
bonrd is not reward onough.
"As high ns Human" would be
better elevntion for any one who trios
to mnke profit out of the greatest calamity that over happened on earth,
If you aro poor spirited fools, vote
for Borden and nsk him to wipe hia
foot on you again.
What waa tho use of decapitating
King Charles to teach him the unhealthy ess of autocracy if you give your
premier autocratic powerf
Borden has robbed you of your dear-
oat liberty without giving the peoplo a
chnnce to vote on it.
Ho has shamelessly cooked the election lists to make sure of getting in
But you will vote for Mm again. 0
sorry a doubt of itl It must be as Dr.
Curry says. Mon aro all more or leaa
doped all tho timo with alcohol or nicotine." Tou can kick them and trample
on thom and thoy won't fight. Thoy
will just soothe thomselvos with moro
dope, All thoy crave is dope. Dope
in their pipes and dopo in tho newspapers.
Tho latest dopo handed out to thom
is that they are fighting for liberty.
Thoy could not fight for liberty—thoy
would not know it if thoy saw it. Thoy
did not even notico whon thoy lost it.
Their forefathers would hnve to como
bnck to earth every fow yoars and
pick up their children's lost liberties
and pin them on to tltcta again. Who
would bc freo himself must striko tho
You enn strike a blow at autocracy
in this election without leaving Canada.
You cnn doenpitato Borden with your
vole. If you don't you will deserve
to lose nny liberties you still havo left
by then. I B.
For King and Country
A Jap mot a Cnnadinn in Vancouver
and asked him why ho had not  gono
to tho war and tho Canadian said he
was going soon. Tho Jap grinned and
remarked casually, "Byo and byo, all
tho white men gono, white womon will
belong Japanese men!"
After their war with Russia the Japs
used to hustle tho white men off the
sidewalks and say: "Byo and bye
British Columbia   belong   Japanese!"
And bohold, it is oven ao. The Japs
won't even havo to fight for British
Columbia. They are acquiring it by
"poaceful penotration." It seems thoir
government is lending them money at
2 per cent., that thoy inay buy up thc
Round Fort Haney and Maple Bidge
they swarm. Our government only offers loans to farmers as an election cry
and in order to provide pickings for
their followers.
The poor ranchers*wero robbed of a
Seeks   Patriotic   Backing
for Anothr War
Last Year's Dance Saw the
Public    Badly
King Kelly is endeavoring to revive
the "War Danoe," which was given to
general dissatisfaction last summer,
and has approached representatives of
the Returned Soldiers' club, Canadian
olnb, Patriotic Fund and1 other bodies
nith a view of having these give him
the backing of respectability necessary
to get away with such a graft,
King Kolly will not succeed if decent
people know it. What the people got
for their liberal patronage at last year's
"War Danoe" was a long string of
bunco games at whioh they lost their
money without having the slightest opportunity for anything near an even
As soon as the war dance came to an
end the police endeavored to apprehend
some of tho toughs the dance had
brought to the oity. If the games allowed by King Kelly and the crowd
assisting him had been run under any
other auspices than "patriotic," the
police would have closed the majority
of thom. As a matter of fact, similar
"attractions" at the Vancouver exhibition later in the year, also run by
Kelly, by the way, were closed by the
police and some of the proprietors of
these get-rich-quick games were just
one jump ahead of the police in getting
out of town.  .
It was months before the Kelly
orowd turned in an account of the takings at the war dance, and then the
general public got a big surprise. The
receipts had not been anything like,
during the progress of the show the
daily press had led them to believe.
The receipts were very small, considering the numbers of local and-of-town
patrons. The war dance committee's
report was turned in in such a manner
that there was no way of cheeking the
ticket sales.
The general public will not again patronize to any great extent any "publio" affair that Kelly is connected
with. And it is not believed that there
will be another war dance under the
auspices of Kelly and his "committee."
Land in Montreal owned by churches
and exempt from taxation is valued by
the assessors at ♦131,504,182. Buildings
upon this land are valued at ♦75,231,*
744, making the total of church property exempt $206,735,926. This is one-
third of all real estato values in the
Traces and Lahor Council.
[November 18, 1SS3]
Mr. Leaper reported 161 subscribers at
02 each to proposed Labor paper.
Committee, comprising Messrs. Oeo, Pol-
lay, W. Stewart and Geo. Leaper, instructed
to have new constitution and bylaws printed.
Council roafflliated with Dominion Trades
and Labor council.
Labor platform adopted, with exception of
clause asking publication or assessor's list
in daily papers, It being altered for same
to be printed ln pamphlet form.
Cases of leprosy in canneries discussed.
Delegate Lundy of tbe Tailors' union
stated polico were negligent tn their duty
in not taxing transient traders.
bc moro Orientals than whito mou, now.
Tho Japanese who became Canadian
subjects in order to get Ashing licenses
are not registering for service overseas.
And   the Japanese  governmont  is
carefully keoping her soldiers out of
this war so that when the whito men
, - „ of all nations in this war havo fought,
largo sum as toon for tho valuators,. till thero is nothing of them left; then
but they did not got tho loans.   And the Orientals mean to bo rulera of tho
if thoy had they would have paid,
high rate of interest.
In the upper country it seems Chinamen aro renting the lands of the young
ranchers who novo gono to the war.
And they will probably get the land
for nothing in the end as most of tho
owners will be dead and tho Chinks will
just continue  to  squat on thc places.
On Vnncouver streets there soom to
world. They havo the samo ambition
as the kaiser, but thoy profer to let
him pull their ehestnuts out of the fire
for them.
So go, young men, and fight for your
country, whilo you have tho chance.
Beforo you come back, if you over come
back, it will be so full of Oriontals
you won't find standing room—and you
won't havo a country. T. B.
Labor's Fighting Campaign Fund
Cut out the above; All in your name and address end the amount you are willing
to contribute to tho campaign fund of the S. C. Federation of Labor, and forward
with enclosure to The B. 0. Federationlit, Labor Temple, Vancouver, B. 0. Ths
amoonts wll) he acknowledge*) from week to week and forwarded «o the B. C. V. of I.,
treasurer tn be used In sccurlni* the election of Federation candldatea on Dec. 17th
to tho federal house of commons.    There is no time to lose.    Do It today.
John  Itoliertson  $1.00    Nextl
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"Double Crofffa
Action?     Yes!
Thrills?     Yes!
Suspense? Yes!
in this gripping story
of politics, love and intrigue.
Next Week's Feature
Matinees Only
Mrs. Vernon Castle in
One week commencing
A Play from "Ufa's Other Sida"
"A Romance
of the
"A great plajr of real human
emotions and sparkling comedy"
Night: 15c, 30c and 40c
Wednesday and Saturday Matinees:
16c, 20c and 30c
»:80—TWICE DAILT—8:20
Martin Bsck pnasats
Belph Doabar'g
Tram Weekly — curat Orchestra
MsUbm Moss:
Erasing Prices:
Ue, acta. JOc, He.
18e, SOe, 10c. SBc, 10c
15c and 20c
Change Monday ind Thursday
Continuous Noon to 11 p.m.
with Neek ft Suen
and Six Other Features
Erery Union Man Who Visits
tha Labor Tempi*
Should patronlie the
Labor Temple
Cigar Store
.r UNION  SHOP ■**
measure at ordinary prices. Only best
leather used. Family work a specialty.
Boots and Shoos also repaired.
FBIDAY..  November 10, 1911.
In the Provision of Stylish,
Upto-the-Minute Suits at
Very Moderate Prices
Spencer's Lead
AT $22*50—A suit in excellent quality black and navy serge, in the
popular Fall length—abojt 30 inches; has large shapely collar and self
loops on the edge, box back with side pleats, belt all around, strapped
cuffs, plain, skirt with pockets, gathered back and belt.
AT $25.00—A similar Btyle   in   a
slightly heavier cloth in black and
AT $27.50—A stunning little   suit
in the average Full length, made of
beautiful quality    navy    and black
serge.    Has large shawl collar with
velvet and button trimming, belt at
the back, shaped pockets with a velvet trimming, also   velvet   trimmed
ruffs; full plain skirt with gathered
buck and belt, shaped pockets at tbo
sides with a velvet trimming.
A suit in purple shade of velour de
luine in basque effect with simulated
vertical pockets, largo fancy shaped
shawl collar, beltod at back.. $39,75
Neat groy worsted suit, belted all
around, shawl collar, buttoned to the
neck with row of buttons and1 loops,
side ornament, simulating pockets.
Price $39.75.
Nigger brown suit in a similar style
in gabardine, $37,50.
Cheviot suit in a nice warm brown
with large silk stitched collar, belt and
patch pockets.   Price 835.00
Light grey Donegal tweed suit-—a
very practical walking suit, short coat
with tie belt and patch pockets, large
shaped collar.   Price $29.75*
—First Floor.
"I can't afford it"
Is tbat why yon are neglecting your teeth?
VJ/ELL, just come to see me and talk it over. I'll examine yonr teeth
and tell you the best way to put them in good condition. I'll also
tell you just about what it will cost—doing the work as it ought to be
done. It's vory probable that you'll Ind that the cost won't be as
great os you expect—also that it will save you even greater expense in
the future.
X-Bay films taksn tf necessary; loy.ar guarantees
Examinations   made   on
pbone appointments.
Dr. Brett Anderson
drown ud Bridge Specialist
601 Hastings Street Wait, Cor. Seymour
Opsa Tuesdays and Fridays until s p.m.
"Sold ln Bealad Mm Only"
SEND your soldier a tin
of NABOB Vucium Packed
Coffee. It is ready-ground,
ready to use, and bound to reach
him with all its richness, flavor,
fragrance end strength. Hake
up your hamper today. Send it
Kelly, Douglas A Co., Lid.
Vancourer, B. 0.
The Sign
Lard        Butter
Ham        Eggs
Bacon       Sausage
Of Quality & COMPANY, LTD.
Retail Stores in All Sections of the Province
For Salt
D.J. Elmer
Sales Manager tot
British Columbia
ud Tnkon.
3US Albertt St
a o.
Delivered to and from all trains,
boats, hotels and residences
Piano Moving
Phone na day or night
The Great Northern
Transfer Co.
Sey. dM-6-8
Union Station
Por me hy
McNeill, Welch
Wilson, Ltd.
Pair, MOO       1629 Main
Hugh Dixon Returns to Bosom of Mother Earth,
Whence He Came
The profit-mongers are all represent-
ed in the "union" government. Pile
them in the discard on Dee. 17.
Unconventional   Obsequies
Conducted By Friends
and Relatives
Hugh Dixon an old-timer in the
Crowa Nest Pass district, who lost a son
in the big mine explosion at Coal Creek
some years ago and who has since been
a resident of Vancouver, died on Saturday. He is survived by a widow and
one son. At the funeral service on
Monday last, Dr. W. J. Curry, by request, officiated. Dr. Curry's message,
in part, follows:
My Frlendi: We are here today to pay
the lait tribute to our brother, whoie physics! form is soon to be given bsck to our
Mother Earth. It li well we ihould meet
on this occulon for it is not only an opportunity of expressing our regard for our
departed friend, but it alio gives an opportunity of expreulng our frlendehlp and
sympathy to the onea who are left behind,
and after all, those who have passed away
do not need our help, but rather thoie who
are bereaved.
Knowing our departed comrade's views I
know that his desire would be that tbls
event should make us more thoughtful and
kinder to one another, kinder to those whom
he especially loved while here.
In speaking to you today I am fulfilling
a promise I made to our brother some weeks
before he died. He desired that we, his
friends, should meet and that I should speak
to you on the subject which I am today
giving you, and that Is tbe only funeral service be desired.
Oar brother met death fearlessly. Months
ago he felt tbat he was doomed and yet
he had no fear and never lost interest in
tbe great clais conflict Cor freedom and
brotherhood which he felt was. near at band.
And now, my friends, I am going to speak
to you a few moments, first, on the problems of life and death and will refer tothe
beliefs which our brother entertained regarding tbe great problems of death and
that momentous question: "If a man dies,
shall be live again 1"
A few months ago he borrowed a copy of
Robert Ingersoll's "Prose Poems" and derived much pleasure from the views there
expressed on the religion and the philosophy ' of death, and I will use some of Inger-
boIVs quotations bearing upon that subject
which Is uppermost In our minds and hearts
todty. Our brother had the same philosophy
of life ond of economic problems as most
of us here hold and I ask no apology for
stating here tbat that view of life and of
men and their relation to one another Ib
expressed in the term, "socialism." We
believe firmly that the most valuable asset
In this world is human life and human happiness, We believe that material, mental
and spiritual forces Bhould be used to make
men, women and children happier and to
make for the true advancement of the hu-
mn race, We, moreover, believe that while
human life and human happiness are being
ruthlessly destroyed for the mad ambition
of rulers or for the greed of conquest, we
are not truy civilised ana we should at once
take stock of ourselves and re-value ourselves according to the stern facts of today,
rather than through delusions and to "
80 much for our comrade's views, of this
world. And now we come to the great problem of deth., The special reason why he
objected to a "Christian burial" Ib because
he did not and -we do not believe in what
is termed the Christian idea of a future life,
Tbe great branches of the church, such as
are represented in this elty, are based on
creeds formulated centuries ago by the
church fathers, According to these creeds
man, when he departs this lire, either goes
to eternal bliss or to eternal suffering, and
this depends not on his deeds, but his faith.
They also believe that "broad is the road"
to hell and many there are who meet an eternity of woe, while the wa to heaven is a narrow, grass-grown path, and "few there be
who go that way,'' Now regarding thla.be-
lief, I feel hat I cannot do better than quote
from the great immortal Ingersoll:
"And suppole, after all, tht death does
end all. Next to eternal joy, next to being
forever with those we love and thoie wbo
bave loved ua—next to that, Is to be wrapt
in tbe dreamless drapery of eternal peace-
Next to eternal life Is eternal sleep. Upon
tbe shadowy shore of death the sea of
trouble easts no wave. Eyes that bave been
curtained by the everlasting dark will never
know again the burning touch of tears.
Lips touched by eternal alienee will never
speak again the broken words of grief.
Hearts of dust do not break. The dead do
not weep. Within the tomb no veiled and
weeping sorrow sits, and in the rayless
gloom la crouched no shuddering fear.
"I had rather think of those I have loved,
and lost, as having returned to earth, as
having become a part of the elemental
wealth of the world; I would rather think
of them as unconscious Oust; I would rather
dream of them aa gurgling ln the stream,
floating in the clouds, bursting In light npon
the shores of other worlds; I would rather
think of them as the lost visions of a for-
?:otten night, than to have even the faintest
ear tbat their naked souls have been clutched
by an orthodox.god. But as for me, I will
leave tbe dead where nature leaves them.
Whatever flower of hope springs in my heart
I will cberlab; I will give lt breath of sighs
and rain of tears."
Ingersoll had also a hope and a vision of
a future Ufe. "Life is a narrow veil between the old and barren peaks of two eternities. We strive In vain to look beyond
the heights. We ctr aloud, and the only
anawer is the echo of our wailing cry, From
the voiceless lipi of tbe unreplylng dead
tbere comes no word; but In the night of
duth hope sees a star and listening love
can hear the rustle of a wing."
And now regarding our late comrade's
ideal of a future life. He believed in no
creed, "While dusty creeds embalmed and
sepulchred In ancient texta remain the same,
the sympathies of man enlarge, the mind
no longer kills;  Its young and happy lips
Sive liberty to honest thought, the mental
rmament enlarged, the broken clouds drift
by and hideous dreams, the foul mis-shapen
children of a monstrous night, dissolve and
Our brother believed In an Invisible world
in which our Individuality is preserved, and
millions believe tbls today, not through ancient records, or the words of inspired saints,
but what they claim to be evidence of their
own physical senses. Many here today, on
hearing my words, believe in tbls. I do not
know If It is true—I hope It Is—but I know
that If I bad had the experience and tbe
evidences that many claim to have bad regarding this subject. I should be compelled
to believe aa the! believe. If this is true
we should know It, If it Is but a fond delusion, we should know that, but If It Is true
it is snch a momentous fact—it Ib bo Important a fact—tbat compared wltb this, all
other facts of life sink Into Insignificance.
I claim that there Is no analogy in nature
. ilntlng to the survival of the Individual
after tho death of the body; we must faave
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Selection of Judge Mclnnes
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Pleasing to Common People
proof. A machine may function In marvellous ways, but a machine does not survive
tha dissolution of lta component parts or
elements. Wben an animal is destroyed,
wben wa tread on a worm, wnat reaion have
we to think that the Individuality and life of
that creature survives t No* more should we
think that a man survives death If we had
not direct evidence. Thousands claim tbat
they have had proof of the continued exist-
ene of those who died. Now, he is a foolish
man who limits the possibilities of nature.
"There are more tblngs In heaven and earth
than are dreamt of In onr philosophy," and
oar senses are extremely limited in their
capacity and vast areas of vibration exist
between sound, light and electricity, which
we cannot sense. Millions who have not
considered the science and philosophy of
socialism believe this a delusion. They
speak from ignorance, What then is their
opinion worth! Aad ao it is with the ques*
tion of life after death. Their opinion Is
worthless. The fact that none of you have
ever seen Greenland Is no proof that Greenland doea not exist. Tbe fact Is, we have
little dlreet evidence for any of the facts
that we recognise. Forty yeara ago, Bir Wm.
Crooks waa delegated by tha Royal Society
of Science of Oreat Britain to investigate
and expose the practice of spirit mediums.
After fonr years of patient investigation according to tbe moat scientific methods at his
disposal, Sir Wm. Crooks shocked and disgusted tha members of tbe Royal 'Society
and tba publie at large by publishing his
evidence and to this (lay he sees no other
way of accounting for this phenomenon
which   took   place   In   his   laboratory   under
The selection of ex-Judge Mclnnes ns the
anti-"Union" Borden candidate In Vancouver Centre, In addition to Comox-Atlin, is
very pleasing to tbe working clans, for Judgo
"Billy" has alwayB been a man's man, and
human. Ab a judge, the people found him
eminently fair, and inclined to take the part
of the common people at every turn.
Judge Mclnnes stepped out of a life job
to accept a federal nomination tendered bim
by tbe people of the federal riding of Comox-
Alberni. Unlike the candidates of the so-
called "union" government, he wasn't seeking offlee. He had a job. His was one of
the best jobs in Canada, for he was on the
bench for life.
But Judge Mclnnes can do a great deal
more for Canada, and the common people,
working as a member of parliament.
His opponent In Vancouver is H. H.
Stevens, tbe choice of the Tory machine
and some so-called "unionists." While
there Ib not a great deal to be said about
Stevens  personalty derogatory,  be  Is  repre
sentative of the crooked govt-rnment at Ottawa and a supporter of a dishonest administration. This fact will damn Stevens in
the eyes of honest, right-thinking men.
StevBns has been mixed up with the Ottnwa crowd for the past s*x years. As the
local representative in that government, he
will have to shoulder its sins. And its sins
are mnny and disgraceful. Its record Is
a record of disregard of the working classes,
profiteering, food {-ambling, price manipulation, nnd rampant graft in military and
civil life.
Those are things which the electorate will
never forget.
The Burden government, by waving the
flag and appealing frantically for support
of its "war policy," will never succeed In
fooling the people again.
The Borden gnng do nor give a hang
about winning the war just at present. It
Is the election that is worrying them.
It would appear that they are afraid the
new administration will put some of them
in jail. ***
Parm's Purposely Penned
Pertinent Paragraphs
Vote for Borden and $1.10 a day.
The Borden "union" govornment
cannot be mended.   It must be ended.
The Labor men nre not talking win-
the-war.   They ARE winning the war,
The wage-worker Ib called upon to
sacrifice hiB life. The capitalist class
geta away, scot free.
The kind of victory the food-hogs of
Canada have in mind is that which nt
leaat bears 5% per cent.
The two old parties   having t combined it will make it easier to "can
the both of them on Dec. 17.
Labor men never had a better opportunity to elect their representatives
than on Dec. 17,   Let there be a clean
Canada is no longer a self-governing
nation. It is rapidly developing into
a beastly "colony," governed from
Industrial conscription will follow—
if the Borden gnng Is elected on Dec.
17. Make sure of their demise on election day.
Conserve a semblance of liberty and
democracy    by    voting    againat   the
union'' robbers. Let Dec. 17 be made
Liberation Day!
The workers of Canada will not be
deceived by the kept daily press, now
almost wholly in the hands of the
profiteers and food-hogs.
The workers havo done more than
their share. Let the big corporations
be now forced to disgorge. Voto the
Labor ticket straight, where possible,
and voto anti-Borden everywhere else,
If the Borden-Wbito-Sifton-Lord
Northcliffe combination have dared to
pull off all the raw stuff in evidence
from Port Alberni to the very front
trenches of Flanders, what would they
not do if given a mandate by the elec
strict test conditions, than tbat the so-called
dead, are still alive. Alfred Russell Wallace, the co-worker of Darwin, Professor
Zolner, Flamarlan, the groat French astronomer; tbe late William Stead, Professor
Sedgwick,* and scores of other scientific men
who investigated thiB phenomenon in order
to expose Its fraud, all concluded their ex-
minatlons by declaring 'to the world that in
their opinion the existence of a spirit world
waB a fact,-while hundreds of othors equally
convinced have not the courage or ability
to declare such  an unpopular belief.
Now, this Ih also the belief which was
held by our comrndo who hns paBsed away,
and he, and others who believe this, rest
their belief on evidence .nnd cnn Bay with
Paul: "Oh, death, where is thy sting; oh,
grave, where Ih thy victory*" This is tho
conviction thnt is sustaining thousands, the
belief that sustnins the lifo-partner of our
departed friend. Apnrt from this belief,
Naturo bos provided other menns for immortality. Wo live In our children. We behold In tho model of body and mind of our
boys and girls, pnrt of ourselves. Some
day, fathers nnd mothers will know enough
to guide these currents of life a*d iftimor-
tality towards perfection. As the present
is the unfolding of the past, so we nnd
today aro tho unfnlded future. Another
mode of perpetuating our lifo forces Is
through influence. The great iminorlnl whoBe
body was dust renturics ngo still Hvt's in
the power end inspiration, ho transmitted
to generations which followed after. Mto
is more thnn physical manifestation. Wo
live in deeds not words, in thought not
hours; wo should count lime by heart-beats,
not by figures on  Ihe dial."
borate of Canada on Dec. 17? Clean
'em all off the sluto on election duy.
Take a look at the list of latvyers
in the "union" government. Study
the directorate of Big Business in the
samo list. Then join.with us in crying: "God Help the Poople."
Vote for Borden, Lord Northcliffe,
Clifford Sifton and Sir Thomas White
—if yea want conscription of manpower, profiteering left severely alone
and tho absolute rule of legalized robbers.
If the present government were to
conscript a pig it would "compensate" tho owner.1 If they commandeer
your son you can live on the charity
of the Patriotic Fund. How do you
like itf
If the workers of Canada really want
to see the resources of thia country
conscripted and profit-making abolished, let them elect every Labor candidate in the field throughout thc Dominion.
The Borden bunch of brigands have
what they call a "union" government.
What is needed at Ottawa after Dec.
17 is a UNITED opposition, one that
will sweep out the whole boodliog. outfit now on the job.
"Oovernment MUST bo with the
consent of the governed.1"" That's what
more thnn 200,000 "deserters" in
Canada dared to think. To do thiB
after Doc. 17 the Borden aggregation
must be defeated.
Old-time party government is a thing
of the past in Canada. The Big Business legalized robbers are ull in one
camp. Ditch the whole outfit with one
fell awoop. A defeat won't do. Lot
it be annihilation.
Borden promised the Trades and Labor Congress that if conacription of
man-power became necessary he would
consult the congress. Borden simply
lied. He dono nothing .of the sort. He
got his orders, like Hughea, in London.
Remembered: There is no federal
voters' list in B. C. It has yet to be
made by the precious "enumerators."
Don't permit any of them to sidetrack
you. Insist that your namo be placed
on tho list nnd see that it is there on
election day.
The Borden bunch of bungl6rs and
burglars nro doomed on Dec. 17, unless
the "enumerators" count out the opposition. It is up to the workers to
scq that this sort of infamy is mado impossible. Sec|that your name is registered.   Do it immediately.
The crimes of the Borden govern-
ment were so glaring that it dare not
face the electorate in'the old-fuBhioned
way. Hence the combination of the
evil-doors of both pnrtios. Now that
they ure in ono basket swat the whole
outfit off the map on Dec. 17.
The biggest combination of grafters
ever gathered under one roof in Can-
"da, in a second "manifesto," promise
lo "tnx profits." If it ia anything
lte the promise Borden made the
l.iilmr men it isn't worth the paid
newspapor space it takes to tell the
To Whom It May Concern
The l^ing agencies of class rule are busily engaged in
spreading the report that all those who have neglected to comply with the registration requirements of the Military Service
Act, are disqualified and cannot vote at the forthcoming Dominion election. For the benefit of those who may have inad-
vertinently perhaps, neglected to register under the Military
Service Act, The Federationist desires to state, that such neglect does not disqualify but CONVICTION FOB AN OFFENCE AGAINST THE ACT does. The following clause in
the War-Time Elections Act covers the point:
Fart m, Seo. 67. (i) Every person who bu been CONVICTED of any offence against the AOT RESPECTING
MILITARY SERVIOE, passed is the year 1917.
It may be readily seen from this that disqualification does
not result from neglect to comply with any of the provisions
of the Aot respecting military service, but results from conviction for an "offence against the Act," which is quite a* different thing. The Federationist cannot well imagine the purpose
lying behind the apparently deliberate falsehood that is being
so assiduously circulated by the kept agencies of capitalism,
whose professed mission in life is to disseminate the truth.
Let no negligent person be swindled out of his right to vote,
by any German-like attempts at scaremongering or "Prussian
frightfulness" yarns.
Let every voter lay for the precious "enumerator" in his
district and see that he is put upon the list. Let no scarehead
tales of disqualification swerve him from his purpose.
Crosses Erected in France
to Those Killed—Importance of Organization
Forty-two crosses have been erected
in France to taurk the graves of members of the International Typographical
union who have been killed in the war,
stnted R. A. Stoney, New Westminster,
representative of the union headquarters in this provinco, who was In Vancouver during the week. All were members of the Canadian expeditionary
The amount paid in mortuary benefits to dependent! of membera killed in
the war up to May 31 last, waa 012,225.
Other figures quoted for the year ending May 31 by Mr, Stoney to illustrate
the strength of the organization and
the work it is carrying out include:
Gross earnings of members, t(IO,652,-
431; inerease over preceding year, S3,-
940,026: average earnings per member,
(1080.43; increase over preceding year,
(45.25; old ago pensions paid, (351,505;
mortuary benefits paid to beneficiaries,
of 42 members killed in the war, (12,-
225; cost of maintenance of Union
Printers' homo, (123,146.76; now buildings, repairs and improvements, (32,-
239.01. '
Expenditures for strikes and lockouts*
during the year amounted to only (4684
a record whioh Mr. Stoney points out ia
unequalled by any other labor organization of anything approaching the si»
and importance of the International
Typographical union, The reaaon, he
said, for the small amount of trouble
experioncod was that it was the polloy
of the typographical union to employ
arbitration and conciliation in matters
of dispute which arises.
A Popular Billiard Patter
J. Parliament and 0. Turcott, the popular
troprletors ot the Paetlme Pocket BUlUri
arlor, 49 Haitian itreet east, hate deolded,
to enlarge their business. Tomorrow, ther
will open ap oae of the finest lines of union-
made tobaccos, cigars and cigarettes la Van*
couver. Ther Intend |o make their parlora
headquarters for anion men. Only whito
help Is employed. Olve the Pastime a "oae*
:.:'• snuff -y..
••e. . . . . • sill "        ,
It is manufactured
tobacco in iti purest
It hat
It it tobacco icien-
tifically prepared
for man'a use.
0. A. CEYSDALE, Manager for B. C.
Phone Sey, 6770 for appointment and we will arrange aame for your
convenience. '
Buy Baby a New Car-and a Victory Bond
There are two most important dtftles yoa
owe to baby.
He needs a new winter carriage for bis
daily outings—and yen ought certainly to
buy him a bond—a VICTORY BOND.
For the carriage oome hero where yoa will
get a new and fully complete car that was
made in Vancouver—a car that will ptora
comfortable—a ear that will be serviceable,
and sanitary and safe.
We have a number of nsw ears juat eut
from our local factory-—all art modern Enr
ltuk ■(<»!«■ _<-..! ..j... jj ft Sta
Ou Illustrated catalogue la
Inspection Invited.
aauiu   vsaa    iuv«l   liactur,
llih styles and prices
range from
Shaw's Baby Cars
to. i. nuw a oo.)
WM BOB80N   —   Opp. ,001m Hout
tam ■■
FBIDAT. November 16, 1917
Imperial Electric
Sewing Machines
One of the handiest machines manufactured. They
are portable and can be carried from one room to
another. High grade in every respect except price,
art_ without that wearying, tiresome treadle work
that drives so many home dressmakers to distraction. They are electric and-tiie high-grade fixture
motor is made by the famous firm of Hamilton
Beach. Oh; yes—the motor can be taken off, and the
machine used as a treadle machine, if necessary.
Price of machine, complete with motor, $37.50, on
terms of $5.00 cash and $5.00 monthly.
V   *.   V miiwimi  ttra     sums* i.swwaWt. www* wihiihwh* ^ ti t ( ^StW J
Granville and Georgia Streets
—IN— ■'.■*■■.'"'       '
Agronomy and Animal
The College of Agriculture, University of British
Columbia, January 8th to January 18th, 1918
This combined course is especially planned to meet
the needs of those who desire concentrated information on soils, crops, feeds and live stock.
Every afternoon is devoted to practical demonstration and judging. Lectures are reduced to a
For full information and programme, address:
J. Hanbury & Co.
Fourth Avenue and Granville Street
Bayview 1076 Bayview 1077
Free Homesteads
Along line of P. G. E. Railway open park line lands.
The finest mixed farming lands in the province.
Good water, best of hunting and fishing. The
settlers who have gone in there are all boosters, as
they are making good.
If you want to go back to the land, write
Pacific Great Eastern Railway
Canadian Northern Railway
Telephone Beymour at—
Social Welfare Is Forcing
Its Demands to the Attention of Men   ,
The Greatest Tragedy of
Human History May
Bririg Forth Good
A not uble change in outlook, cspcc:
iiilly on political and econahric questions, has been effected since the war
began, observes the Alberta Non-Parti-
Ban, Calgary. Although a few men in
high places still retain their individualistic circumscribed notions, it may be
truly said that the masses- of tho people
have completely changed their views
in reBpect to many mooters of fundamental importance. Slowly but surely
the collective ideas are being recast in
the minds of a new ago. Organizntion
is taking the place .of the wasteful,
haphazard methods of the commercial
period now drawing to a close; co-op-'
oration is gradually superseding competition; tho Bocial welfare, even now,
tobms larger in the public eye than individualism; and service iB becoming
the i slogan and end of industry
instead of the selfish ond of private
profit. These are at least the noticeable tendencies which throw a ray of
light across the dark sky which hangs
over the modern world.
It is not likely that thore will be
a greater transformation in any department of our national life than that
which iB likely to bo brought about in,
economics, and tho chnractor of public
business resting thereon. It is generally acknowledged thai thoso are questions of fundamental importance, forming as they do, the basis and function
of every social institution.
The greatest tragedy of human history may become that school of necessity which never fails to drive itB lessons home so forceful aB to make a
lasting impression. There are two important factors which make possible
the continuation of the wholesale destruction of a modern* war, The first
of these iB stored-up weulth' and tho
second is orgnnization. For three years,
tho world has set Itself to destroy;
sixty millions of men have been withdrawn from productive labor and sent
to kill each otber and destroy property
which represents generations of toil.
But for the stored wealth on hand at
the outbreak of war this could not have
been done. But this woalth which became the capital invested in war, belonged to a favored few in each nation. These men lent the wealth to the
peoplo who created it, at a high rate
of interest. While this capital has
been destroyed in so far us the people
are concerned, yet it will, for generations, continue to flow back to the capitalists and to their successors, while
the people struggle to get back to tho
state of prosperity at which we were
whon war begun.
Now the people of ■ench nation, and
humanity in general, would stand to
gain were the claims of evory capitalist waived after thc war. That will
be the moment to clean the slate of
the civilized world. This capital represents the surplus earnings of tho toiling masses, wrested from their toil-
worn hands by a mont iniquitous system. There is no longer any adequate
reason why the war loans should be
paid back. Conscription of men has
robbed the financiul kings of their last
vestige iof an excuse for demanding repayment. We can never replace the
hulmin life invested in this struggle;
why repay witb interest, the loans of
money dishonestly acquired by those
who lend? Will we start afresh in
Canada after the wart How would
it do to Bend a telegram announcing
to every capitalist, the demise of his
hoarded coin, and offer him in return
the amount we pay our Canadian
widows! D|o this and war will stop
automatically, immediately nnd forever.
The capitalist*who has saved his
skin at tho cost of his woalth may
consider himself particularly fortunate.
We will do him a great fny^or by balancing the books and calling it square.
This is one of the changes in public
opinion brought about by the war, and
if acted upon will enable us to begin
the reconstruction of society on a new
Tho second great factor making continued destruction possible hns beon organization for a definite and common
purpose, Tbis lesson will surely be
valuable after the war when wo start
afresh on the problem of civilizng our
civilization, Having ceased to destroy,
nnd being free from a war dobt by repudiating it as non-existent we could
organize for nntionnl prosperity. What
could be accomplished were we to employ thc organization nuw devoted t<o
destruction, in bringing about happiness and prosperity! To contemplate
this makes the milieui jm look a common place and thc most idealistic society a probability. Suppose that in tbo
next twenty years wc spend as much
money in education, in building houses,
roads and improvement of all public
utilities as we have spent in war in
three years. Couple with this the same
genius for organization directed toward
a nobler end, und we have possibilities
of human well-being that stagger the
This must become the real freedom,
the real democracy and the real civilization for which oui1 men have died.
Wo will begin on a now basis of
equality of service and organize the
nation for human well-being and general prosperity. This iB the way to
"win thc war."
Pacific—Meets every Tuesday,  7 p.m., at
437 Qore avenue.    Russell Kearley, business
[By Thomas H. West]
Tho Bualneaa Agent—pity nun;
You ought to if you won't;
Ho'a damned hy some because he doe's,
By othors If he don't.
He works all day end half the night,
Hc'h always on tho job.
A  tank like thin can't  well bo filled
By bonohcad,  mutt or slob.
On  Sundays  If ho evor should
Dobiro to „n to church,
When  ho's not Johnt. yun-the-spot,
For him they ntnri a search.
Insiil.*  a month  he  liMonn  to
A thousand tains of woo,
And some believo there's nut thing
But what he ought to know.
He's target  for tho "mooeher,"
And ho enn't keep out of range
Of the  "tourist" who,  when nlrnnded,
Badly  needs a  piece  of change.
Then the  knockers  with  thoir hummers
Keep on stirring up n stink;
Yes,  his path in  life's a pleasure,
Strewn  with roses—I  don't  think.
first and third Thursdays. Executive
board; President, Jos. H. MoVety; vice-
president , J. Hubblo; general socretary,
Victor R. Midgley j treasurer, Fred Knowles;
sergeant-at-arms, Oeo. Harrison; trustees,
J. H. McVoty. G. J. Kelly, A. McDonald,
A. J, Crawford.
Meets second Monday in the month. President,  Oeo. Bartley;  secretary, R. h. Neelands, P.O. Box 66.	
first Sunday of eaeh month, Labor Temple.
Preildent, John Martin: financial aeeretary,
J. Smith. 610 Holden Bldg., Box 424, Phone
Sey. 2572; reeordlng aeeretary, Wm. Mottl*
tlonal Union of America, Local No, 110—
Meets seoond and fonrth Tneadeya la tht
month, Room 205, Labor Temple, Preaident,
L. E. Herrltt; aeeretary, 8. H. Orant, 1671
Alberni atreet.
Meets second and fonrth Wednesdays, 8
p.m., Room 807. President, Chas. F. Smith;
corresponding secretary* W. S. Dagnall, Box
""   financial aeeretary, W. J. Pipes.
No, 617—Meeta every second and fourth
Monday evening, 8 p.m., Labor Temple.
President, R. W. Hatley; financial secretary,
O. Thom; recording aeoretary, O. H. Hardy,
Room 208, Labor Temple. Phone Sey. 7495,
U. B. W. of A.—Meets firat and third
Wednesdays of eaoh month, Room 802, Labor
Templo, 8 p.m. Preaident, P. Oraham j aeeretary, A. E. Ashcroft, Suite 1, 1788 Fonrth
avenue west. _______
and Iron Ship Builders and Helpera of
America, Vanconver Lodge No. 194—Meets
evory Monday, 8 p.m. President, A, Campbell, 220 Second street; secretary-treasurer,
Angus Fraser, 1151 Howe street; business
agent, J. H. Carmlchael, Room! 212, Labor
Temple. »
Operating Englneera, Local No. 620—
Meets every Monday, 7:80 p.m., Labor
Temple. President, D. Hodges; vice-president, P. Chapman; aecrotary-treasurer, W.
A. Alexander, Room 216, Labor Temple.
Phone Sey. 7495. ^^^^
—Meeta ln Boom 205, Labor Temple,
every Monday, 8 p.m. President, D. W.
MeDougall, 1162 Powell atreet; recording
secretary, John Murdock, Labor Temple;
financial secretary and business agent, E. H.
Morrison, Room 207 Labor Temple.
INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S Association, Local 8852—Office and hall, 804
Pender atreet east.   Meeta every Thuraday,
8 p.m.    Seeretary-treasuror,    F. Chapman;
business agent, J. Gordon Kelly.
I, L. A., LOOAL 3ft-52, AUXILIARY—
(Marine Warehousemen and Freight
Handlers). Headquarters, 486 Howe atreet.
Meets flrst and third Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Secretary and businoss agent, E. Winch.
and fourth Thursdays at 6 p.m. Preaident,
Wm. Small; recording secretary, J. Brooks;
financial aeeretary, J. H. MoVety, Room 211
Labor Temple.    Seymour 7495.
tors' Union, Local 348, I. A. T. 8. E,
k M. P. M. O.—Meets first Sanday of each
montb, Room 204, Labor Temple. President,
J. R, Foster; business agent, Sam Haigh;
finanoial and corresponding secretary, O. A.
Hanee*. P.O.. Box 845,
America (Vanconver and vicinity)—
Branch meeta second and fourth Mondaya,
Room 804, Labor Temple. President, Bay
MeDougall 1926 Grant stroot; flnanolal aeeretary, J. Lyons, 1548 Venablea atreet;
recording aeeretary, E. Westmoreland, 8247
Point Grey road.   Phone Bayvlew 2979L.
No. 188—Meeta second and foarth Thursdays bf eaeh month, Room 808, Labor
Temple. Pnaldent, H, Pink; vlce-prealdent,
D. Hughes: flnanolal secretary, G. H, Waa-
ton; recording aeoretary, D. Lemon, Room
808, Labor Temple.	
Meeta in Labor Temple every flrat and
third Tuesdays, 8:15 p.m. President, Chaa.
P. Bruce, 1022 McLean drive; aeeretary*
treasurer, Archibald P. Glen, 1078 Melville
Btreet.    Phone Bey. 5846B.	
—Meets seoond and fourth Frldaya of eaeh
month, 8 p.m.. Labor Temple, Prealdeat, C.
floams; recording secretary; W. Hardy, 445
Twenty-third atreet west. North Vancouvtr;
flnanclal aeoretary, B. Phelps.	
America, Local No. 178—Meetinga held
flnt Monday In each month, 6 p.m. Preaident, J. T. Ellsworth; vice-president, W.
Larsen; recording secretary, W. W. Hocken,
Box 508; financial secretary, T. Wood, P.O.
Box 608.
fenrs' Union, Local No. 655—MeeU every
Wedneaday at 8 p.m. President, J. H.
MeVety; business agent, J. T. Poole, 416
Twenty-flrst avenne east, Phone Fair. 715R;
flnanolal seoretary, Bert Showier, 1076 Robson atreet .Phone Bey, 5679. (mee, Room
206 % Labor Temple,
TYPOGRAPHICAL    UNION,      NO,    226—
Meets last Sunday of each month at 2
p.m..    President,  W.   B.  Armstrong;   vice-
Eresident, R. G. Marshall; aecreUry treasurer,
;. H. Neelands, P.O. Box 66. -*
COAL Dining rlghta ot the Dominion, In
Manitoba, Saskatchewan aad-Alberta, tta
Ynkon Territory, tht North-Wtat Territories
and In a portion of the Provlnee of British
Columbia, may bt leued for a term of
twtnty-ont yean renewal for a farther term
of 21 yean at aa annual rental of 61 an
acre. Not mon than 8,660 acres will bt
leaaed to one applicant.
Application for a leaae most bt made by
tht applicant la penon to tht Agent or Sab-
Agent of the district 1
piled for an situated.
tent of the district la whloh the rlghta ap-
Ia atrvoyed-territory the land must be described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of
seotlons, aad ta unaorveytd territory tht
tnct applied for ahall be staked oat by tht
applicant himself.
Each application mott be accompanied by
a fee of 16 which will be refunded If the
rlghu applied for an not available, bat not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on Ue
merobanUble output of the mine at the nte
of five oenU ptr ton.
The penon operating the mine shall furnish the Agent with sworn returna accounting
for the fall quantity of merchantable eoal
mined and pay the royalty thereon If the
eoal mining rights an not being operated,
eueh returns should be furnished at least
once a year,
lease  will   Include   the   coal  mining
rlghU only, rescinded by Chap. 27 of 45
ployees, Pioneer Division, No, 101—MeeU
Labor Temple, seeond and fonrth Wedneadaya at 8 p.m. Preaident, J, Hubble; vice-
?resident, E. S. Cleveland; recording score-
ary ,A. V. Lofting, 2661 Trinity atreet,
Phone High.  168R; flnanclal secretary and
business agent, Fnd. A, Hoover, 2409 Clark      «.  «.—vMuinvnim pauumiun « i_„ .   _
drive, office oorner Prior and Main etneU. advertisement will Bot be paid for,—88575.   Bos S., Trail, B. 0.
George V. aaaented to 12th Jnne, 1914.
For full Information application should be
made to the SecreUry of the Department of
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-
Agent of Dominion Landa. «
Depnty Minister of Interior.
M.. B.—Unauthorised  publication of this
In. annual convention in January. Exeea-
tlvt officers, 1917-18: President, J. Naylor,
Box 415, Cumberland; vice-president*—Vancouver: Jaa. H. McVety, V. B, Mldgley,
Labor Temple, Victoria: J. Taylor, Box
1816. Vanconver Island: W. Head, Sooth
Wellington. Prince Rnpert: W. E. Thompson, Box 694. New Westminster: W. Yatet,
906 London atreet. Kootenay District: A.
Ooodwln, Box 26, Trail. Crowe Neet Valley: W. B. Phillips, 176 MoPhenon avenu*.
Secretary-treasurer: A. 8. Wells, Box 1580,
Victoria, B. 0.
Council—Meets flnt and third Wedneadaya, Labor Hall, 1424 Government street,
at S p.m. Pnaldent, E. Christopher, Boa
387; vice-president, Christian Siverts, 1876
Denman atnet; eecreury, B. Simmone, Box
""", Victoria, B. 0.
Brewery Workmen, Local No. 280—MeeU
at K. of P. hall, North Park atreet, oa
tha second and fonrth Thursdays of each
month. Pnaldent, E. Orr; secretary, W.
E. Bryan, 2642 Scott atreet, Victoria, B. 0.
, of America, Local 784, New WeetmlaaUr.
MeeU eecond Sanday of eaeh month at 1:80
p.m,    Saentary, F. W, Jameson, Box 499.
Connell—MeeU aeoond and foarth Ton-
days of oach month,, la Carpenten' hall.
President, B. D. Maedonald; secretary, J, J,
Anderson, Box 878, Prlnee Rupert, B. 0.
LOOAL UNION, NO. 879, U. M. W. of' A.-
Meeta aecond and foarth Sundaya of eaeh '
month, at 8:80 p.m., Richards Hall. Preal*
dent, Walter Head; vice-president, Andnw
Parker; recording aeoretary, Jamee Bateman;
financial aeeretary, W. Macdonald; treasurer, J. H. Richardson.
TBAtt, B. Q.
Jolnen, Local No. 885—MeeU la Mlnen'
Hall,  erery Wedneaday,  7:80 p.m.    Preal*
dent,   ;   eecretary;    James  Graham,
Why We Raise Money
by Selling Canada's
Victory Bonds
■flTHY does Canada sell Bonds to help finance this war?
" ™   Because that is the least burdensome, most expeditious
and fairest way of raising money.   Canada now has only two
ways of raising money for the war:—
First—by taxation.
Second—by borrowing from her people.
TF Canada were to raise by taxation all
the money required the economic burden on the people would be unbearable.
So much money is required to carry on
Canada's share of the war that to attempt
to raise all of it by taxation would be out
of the question.
Much of it, therefore, must be borrowed from the people.
Canada asks her people to lend their
country money in exchange for Canada's
Victory Bonds.
Within the next six weeks the people of
Canada will be asked to supply, through
the purchase of Canada's Victory Bonds,
the money at present required to carry on
the war.
And because the purchase of Canada's
Victory Bonds is voluntary, the hearts of
all the people who buy Canada's Victory
Bonds will be even more closely united in
support of Canada, backing her up in the
The active co-operation of each individual is as necessary to winning the
war as any other one thing because it unites
the whole people in patriotic determination.
XTICTORY bond financing spreads the
repayment of the bonds to the the
rising generation and the next generation,
so that this generation which is doing all
the fighting, suffering most of the privations caused by the war, will not have to
do all the paying.
Generations yet unborn will reap the
harvest of freedom this generation is fighting for and it is only fair that a portion of
the burden of paying the tremendous cost
should be borne by the future beneficiaries.
But your money is not tied up. Buying a twenty-year bond does not mean that
your money is locked up for that term.
You can spII Canada's Victory Bonds at
any time.
There will be a market for them every
business day in the year. And they will
undoubtedly be worth more than their face
value after the war.
It is your patriotic privilege to help Canada win
the war by loaning her your money through
the purchase of Canada's Victory Bonds
Issued by Canada's Victory Loan Committee
in co-operation with the Minister of Finance
of the Dominion of Canada
FBIDAT. November 16, HIT
— SUITS and —
That have Quality;
That have Style;
That have Making;
That have value;
That fit; that wear;
That look; that last;
Sold Only By
Thos. Foster & Co. Limited
How to Inflict Painless Taxes
Brewster's friends' claim that some of his new taxes were
-made necessary in order to provide for his own salary of
$7,500 per year, as well as to meet the expenses of himself and
his new ministers, with their secretaries, travelling over
Canada on junketing expeditions.
It is reported that Premier Brewster is importing Professor
Haig from New York to advise him how to inflict additional
taxes on the people of British Columbia in a painless manner.
In other words, to get the money without any kick-back
from the people who pay.
The Amusement Tax is a splendid example of this kind of
taxation. If you have fifteen cents td spend for an hour's
amusement you are taxed approximately twelve-and-a-half
per cent, for spending it.
If you have absolutely nothing in the world, you are then
asked to pay "Ye Ancient Poll Tax," amounting to $5.00 per
This will help you to pay the New Yorker's expenses while
he is figuring out scientific methods of taxing you some more.
The revenue from the Amusement Tax will be chiefly paid
by the citizens of Vancouver, Victoria and New Westminster.
"Scientific Taxation" seldom goes with "Scientific Economy" in the Government. Why should it? Your money makes
Provincial Governmental Economy unnecessary.
We were promised a business government for this province.
Have we got itf'
Why should the Government of British Columbia tax
amusements higher than any provincial government in Canada?  Does that look like business?
We'will tell you more of the details later,
us to keep you informed.
Depend upon
Moving Picture Exhibitors' Association
of British Columbia
Later Tempi, Pun    Sv. ttat
Men's Hatters and Outfitters
630 OriOTl&i stmt
eta Eutlnp Stmt Wut
J. PHILLIPS A 00., Amnio
__ae Mlt        isn T   "
Opposite Labor Temple
—Headquartera  for Labor Men—
Rates—75o and |1.00 per da/.
•2.50 per week and up.
Cafe at Seasonable Bates
They are the finest bit of workman-
blp In the bicycle world; B different
models in variety of colors.
Prices from 141.60 to $65.00, oa
aas* payments If desired.
"The Pioneer Bicycle Store "
die Howe Bt.    418 Hastings Bt W.
(Continued from page 1)
Refined Service
Oae Blook weit ot Court Homo.
Uu of Modern Chapel ud
Funeral Parlon free to til
Telephone Seymour MIS
HS£» Of America  Jc_*r
tomtom antes »eaaateimtoaioaa I
Ask for tbls Label wben purchasing Beer,
Ale or Porter, as a guarantee that It la Unton
Made. Thla la oar Ubel
added, and regardless of the fact of
whether or not they were union men,
positions were being found for them.
Tho unions were also looking after the
interests of the families of the men
who were at the front, He instanced
several cases of where assistance had
been secured for men after other organizations had failed, particularly in
connection with the Canadian Patriotic
Referring to the apopintmont of a
federal food controller, Mr. McVety
pointed out that the only things he had
so far attempted to control, were coal
in the summer, when nobody burned
it, and ice cream in the winter, and,
even though, owing to the increased
cost of living the purchasing power of
a dollar in 1014, ha said, was cut in
two today. The food controller had
dono nothing to alleviate conditions as
affecting the working man.
Mr. tt. P. Pettipiece, in a rousing
and enthusiastic speech, pointed out
that Premier Borden had failed to
carry out his promise to submit the
conscription issuo to the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada before it
was made law. With the advent of
conscription, if the "union" government were returned.on Dec. 17, military autocracy in Canada "would have
nothing on German Kaiserism." He
asserted that 200,000 men had forgot-
ton to register under tho first call and
they would be classed as deserters. The
second cluss, ho continued, would not
respond until all men of the first class
had boen gathered in. He prophesied
some very interesting times before December 17.
Campaign Manager Miss Helena Gutteridge closed tho meeting with an appeal for volunteers for local campaign
work and emphasized the necessity of
wage-workers looking after their own
interests, now that they had such a
splendid opportunity. After adjournment quite a numbor responded to the
call and a good live committeo of South
Vancouver mon who have all had considerable experience in the Labor movoment, and are untiring and enthusiastic workers, was organized1, ThiB committeo, consisting of F. W. "WclBh, of
the Plumbers' union, and secretary of
the Metal Trades Council, chairman;
Mr. H. Pago of the Amalgamated Carpenters'; Mr. A. 0, Hanson, Moving
Picture perators'j Mr. Charles Staith,
president of the Bricklayers' union;
Mr. W. H. Keen, W. Dagnall, Mr.
Georgo Peebles, Typo, union; Mr. H.
Bayner, Mr. G. Goldfo, B. Bigby, Streot
Railwaymen, will moot on Monday ovoning at the homo of T. W. Welsh, to
make plana for opening a committee
room and the carrying-on of a vigorous campaign in the interests of Candidate J. H. McVety. With such a
committeo, cnpablo of working in the
interests of Labor, the prospects ht
Vancouver for thc B. C, Federation of
Labor candidato are vory hopeful.
Assist Waitresses'—Hear B.
C.F. of L. Campaign Committee Nominate Offices
At last regular meeting of the Letter
Carriers' association, in. tho Labor
Templo, the attendance was not as
large as the meetings of the paat few
months, the "back cheque" no doubt
having a quieting effect.
Considerable correspondence was
read from tho federated and local secretaries re the dissatisfaction of carriers and clerki with the inadequate
increase, via the. bonus route.
A delegation of waitresses, headed by
Vice-president Hubble of tho Trados
and Labor council, addressed the meeting ro the strike at McLeod's cafe.
The meeting voted $10 to assist them.
Members of the federal election
Labor campaign committee addressed
the meeting on behalf of tbe Labor
candidates, and were given an attentive hearing.
Bro. Knowles reported the activities
of the Trades and Labor council, and
Bro. L. Carl on the Postal Employees'
war fund.
The following are the nominations
for offices for 1918: President, L. E.
Carl, F. Knowles; vice-president, J. H.
Stirling; secretary, B. Wight; assistant
secretary, H. Olark; treasurer, R. Kirkwood, Tyto, B. Bivett, B. WilBon;
auditors, L. Kemp, W. Squires; delegates to Trades and Labor council, F.
KnowleB, B. Wight, J. J. Dodd, N.
Barlow, D. J. McCarthy. Nominations
remain open until election, which takes
place on Friday, Dec. 7. It is your
duty to be there. F. K.
Men Do Not Take Kindly to Company's
Victory Loan Proposition
One hundred dollars to assist the
striking waitresses at McLeod's cafe
was voted by the Street Boilwaymen's
division at the meeting on Wednesday.
The union has been supplied with a
list of the firms and employees of these
firms, patronizing McLeod's cafe whieh
is unfair to organized Labor and the
business agent has been instructed to
write to these firms in respect to the
matter and ask that an acknowlegment
be sent in reply. While hoping that it
will not be necessary—in the event
that satisfactory replies aro not' received it will be necessary to make
known to the members the firms who
are evidently antagonistic to organized
Organized Labor wishes to play fair
but it feels that an organized effort
among a certain section of the community iB being made to defeat the
girls who are on strike to better their
conditions, and that no fair-minded
man or woman in the community can
deny that what the girls were asking
for before the strike was very reasonable.
With reference to the circular letter
regarding the Victory Loan which has
been sent to all members of the organization by the employing company,
an official of the union said last night
that this is considered rather bold when
one takes into consideration the wages
received and the present, high cost of
living. It is a well-known fact that
men who have a home to support already find it difficult to obtain those
things which are absolutely necessary,
without other liabilities.
Minimum Wago League
The League for Obtaining a Minimum Wage for Women formed a week
ago Thursday night, will moet tonight
in the Labor Templt) for the purpose
of electing officers. The constitution
has been adopted, and the membership
has been limited to working girls and
women only. The intention ia to apply
for affiliation with the Trades and Labor council.
Powerful Organisation
An organization 'meeting of warehouse men will be held tonight in the
Labor Temple. As it ib estimated there
are fully 1,000 warehouse men in the
city who will become members of the
local, this promises to become a vory
powerful union.
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beginning to be exposed.    There are
Btlll many mules whose nostrils become
dilated and whose spirits become
elated by the scent of promises.
But the quostion to consider ia not
so much what Mr. Borden promises
to do, but whnt Mr. Borden has already
Any roan can put on a sheepskin and
go to and fro in the land saying "Baa,
ban," but if tho tail or the fangs of
the wolf should inadvertently be ex
posed the game is up.
Mr. Borden is cither a traitor to the
principles of conservatism, or a traitor
to democracy. Conservatism stands
for the defence of privilege. Domocracy stands for its abolition.
Benjamin . D 'Israeli, the greatest
English conservative, said: "A conservative government is nn organized hypocrisy."
And we would Bny to tho peoplo of
this country: "Bewftre of tbe Greek
bringing gifts."
An "organized hypocrisy" can very
easily organize a union hypocrisy. But
u union of grafters and angels would
not work to the interests of the poople,
let alone a union of grafters and renegades.
There must not bo returned to power
one member o£ the lato administration
if domocracy is to triumph.
The governmont which has oxpended
millions of dollars upon boots, kit,
riflos and trenching tools which have
been thrown upon the jnnk-heap in
Britain, promises "economy and efficiency."
The government which has insulted
immigrants to this country who. wero
naturalized subjects, by depriving thom
of tho franchise, promises "to encourage immigration."
The government which has robbed
thousands of patriotic womon of tho
franchise becnuso through no fault of
thoir own thoy did not happen to have
sons or husbands of military nge,
promises "to extend the franchise to
women as a measure of Justice."
The government which repeatedly
told tho officials of organizod Labor
that conscription would not bo introduced into Canada promises "a sympathetic regard for Labor."
Tho government which refused to incorporate any sections in the net conscripting tho wealth of the country
promises "measures Of taxation which
will regard social justice."
The government which has loft the
sustenanco of tho wives nnd families
of soldiers very largoly to the cold
and uncertain gifts of charity, promisoB
"to comfort the households of those
whom the soldiers have left behind."
In tho face of the foregoing indictment, any man who, to support party
prejudices, votes for tho return to
power of any member of tho lato corrupt administration is a traitor to domocracy.
But in spite of the mnchinations of
politicians, in spite of tho contemptible jerrymandering of tho franchise,
the soldiers in tho trenches who havo
been treated in such n disgrnceful manner by being supplied with a rubbishy
outfit, nro not going to fall upon Mr.
Borden's neck with affection, rnthor
they might wish that his party nt tho
coming election shnll fall upon its own
nock to itB eternal destruction. Neithor
do wo think that their femnln relatives
who have been subjected to tlio degradation of charity lind prying pntriotic
committees will be found rallying to
tho conservative union 'leg-
Justice shall bo meted out in December by a return to powor of representatives of democracy-
Otod savo the people.
Triumph   of  "Kultur"   in
Canada Pending Election on Dec. 17
TOEONTO, Nov. 14.—Testimony of
the conditions under which men were
kept without clothing on whilo waiting
to be examined by thc doctors at the
armories was given by six men when
they were called to givo evidence at
the enquiry to determine whether or
not William A. Bartlett eame to his
death as a result of exposure. AU of
the draftees were linn in their statements regarding tho procedure of the
examination. When asked as to the
length of tjme men wore kept waiting
without any clothing on to appear before the doctors, the witnesses declared
that they had waited from one and
one-and-a-half to two hourB.—Daily
The question of conscription is a tremendously serious one. Out of 400,-
000 men in Canada supposed to be able
to qualify for tho ilrst class only 20,-
000 had registered for service. There
were, if the estimates of the men available were correct, more than 200,000
men in Canada who were now, under
tho Military Service act, absent from
the ranks without leave, and as such
were liable to arrest as deserters.
Would the government daro to enforce
the act with reference to auch a body
of mont He hadn't any idea that they
would. Ho questioned if they had the
slightest intention of doing so.—Daily
World, Nov. 14.
J. 0. Bentall, a Minnesota farmer
and a former socialist candidate for the
governorship of the state, has been railroaded to prison for one year, by a
Minnesota court und jury. Ho was
charged with having influenced his
hired man to refrain from registering
for conBcript military slavery. The
trial is declared to have been a ridiculous farce. The hired man was the
star witness for the prosecution, and
he admitted on the witness stand that
he wanted to "get even with Joke
(Bentall) for grievances," as well as
to save his own neck, Score another
mark for "democracy," and against
Postmaster-General Burleson is now
after the Eye Opener, a socialist paper
that is really a successor to tho American Socialist, suppressed some time ago.
It is evidently to be excluded from
Burleson's mails. Talk about Prussian
autocracy. It is a namby-pamby article compared to tho real thing as developed in tho United States.
Somo interesting developments are
being mado in connection with the Bed
Cross charity scheme. The St. Paul
i Daily News recently printed correspon-
1 dence uncovering some of the dishonest
practices of this charity humbug, showing it to be tarred with tho same stick
aB all the rest of that sort of schemes.
Bakers Apply for Charter
Tho Bakers' local, recently organized, is now in good shape, and an application for a charter from tho International has beon sent for. The
next meeting of tho local will be held
Saturday night, in tho Labor Tomple.
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