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Array THE  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  FEDERATIONIST
INDUSTRIAL UNITY:  STRENGTH  -*«£&» OFFICIAL PAPER:   JJ&fiCOUVBft.'tRADKS AND LABOR CO CNOTL. ANT) n r. wnnnn amrrvw n-a , .„—
TENTH YEAR.   No. 6
EIGHT PAGES
Working Class Conference
♦■Mc*** ****** ****** ******
Organizes Political Party
Federated Labor Party Selected as Name for the Party
That   Is   to   Represent the    WorkirssgClass
—Unanimity, Determination and Ent
asm at the First Conference
Gut-
President—Gordon J. Kelly.
Secretary—W. R. Trotter.
Treasurer—Miss    Helena
teridge.
District Vice-Presidents-
Victoria—J. Dakers.
Vancouver    Island — Walter
Head,
Vancouver City—E. T. Kings-
ley, H. Neelands.
New Westminster-—W. Yates,
Prince   Rupert — George   B.
Casey.
West Kootenay (North) — H.
Kempster, Revelstoke, B. C.
West   Kootenay     (Soutli)—F.
Pczorill, Nelson, B. C.
Crows   Nest   Pass—H. Beard,
Michel, B. 0.
Boundary—James Roborts, Col-
tern, B. 0.
. Slmllkameen—W. Smith.
Fort   George—John   Mclnnis,
Prince George, B. C.
tii*
orgnnizntioi
wlll'l'L'   ofllc.
vice-preside
illticol
Satnrdi
the
B. 0.
loded
ils name,
bo done
I'D
eighth annual
F. of L., und
to lho point
ctcd, district
fl till that pos-
tho beginning
cct6d wus tho
" mid that It
"Federated Lai:
will gather round it not only nil mom
bers ot organized Labor, but unorganized, nnd draw iironi ihe ranks of the
old parties, ia a foregone conclusion.
In fact ni tho eonforoueo officers of both
of the old purlieu slopped out nnd announced their allegiance to the working-class purty,
In thc courso of the Conference thoro
woro many excellent speeches, among
them one by Jamos H, Hawthorntli-
waite, Labor's only representative in
tlie provincial legislature.
That tho new political party's influence is already being felt is indicated by tho activities of Conservative
nnd Liboral loaders, These fear the
disorganization of their ranks which
an: made up largely of the working
claas. Tlie big majority of voters belong to tho working class, nnd thoy
hnve been used so long nnd given tlie
worst of it so long by both parties, thai
they welcome the opportunity ottered
by a purty of their own—the Federuted
Labor Party.
So thc party, ultHougli but n few dnys
old. hns grown trotacndoualy already,
na<l both men nnd women uve adding
their names to Ihe membership rolls.
Evory district iu the provinco will have
its own organization, it; being mado
clear at the conforonco that tho utmost autonomy must be given to locnls
who know their own needs best and
how to conduct affairs to tlio best advantage in their particular localities.
The conference wns marked for its
enthusiasm and determination.
_i
^industrial legislation;
j ownership and demo]
the menus of wealti
curred in.)
[I. Thnt the membl
nt $1 per year.    Tii
omiuul membership
to the treasurer of
too for the purposo'
expenses of general organization work.
(Concurred in.)
4. That u president; twelve vice-presidents, secretnry and treasurer be elected, until a eonvention is held,
5. Thut tho workers of euch electoral
district proceed forthwith to elect committees, for the purpose of currying
out tho objects of this organization.
(Concurred in.)
(i. That a membership roll be opened
in each electoral district, nnd ull persons bo invited to sign who are willing
to and endorse the objects of this organization.    (Concurred in.)
7. That the central executive commit-
| tee shall be comprised of tho president,
1 secretary, treasurer und two vice-presidents resident in Vancouver and
vicinity.    (Concurred in.)
Upon motion the committee's report
was adopted as a whole.
LA W)K 'S     political     purty     wns j    Nomination and Election of Officers
formed last  Saturday,    following      president—Gordon J. Kelly. (Elected
,l„. e.lnun nf   the    eie-lnh annual 1^, acclamation'.)
Secretary—\V. R. Trottor. (Fleeted
by acclamation.)
Treasurer—Miss  Helena   Gutteridge.
(Elected by acclamation^)
Vice-presidents—
Victoria—J. Bakers, (Fleeted by acclamation.)
Vancouver Island—T. Wostwoll,
Soutli Wellington. (Fleeted by accla-
m ration.)
Vancouver—F. W. Welsh, E. T.
Kingsley, Ceo. II. Hardy, It. II. Neelands. F. T. Kingsley und'li. H, Neelands elected.
New Westminster—W. Yntcs. (Elect- <
ed by acclamation.)
Prince Ruport—Goo. B. Casey. (Fleeted by ucclamation.)
West -Kootenny, North—II. Kempster, Revelstoke. (Elected by acclamation.'
Wost Kootenay, Soutli—F. Pey.erill,
Nelson. (Elected by acclamation.)
Crows Nest Pass—It. Beard, Michel.
(Elected by acclamation.)
Boundary—Jas. Roberts, Colteru, B.
B.    (Elected by acclnmntion.)
Similkamdpn—W. Smith. (Elected bj
ucclamation,)
Fort George—John Mclnnis, , Prince
Gfiorgo, B. C. (Elected by acclamation.)
A motion was adopted that nominees
| not; present, wlien vouched for by a
, delegate prosont, would bo qualified to
! accept offlco for lho purposes of this
' Conferongo;
President Kelly enllod upon J. H.
lFawthornfliwaite to tnke the chair and
instal the offlcors-el'ect. This was done
nnd the newly-elected officers tnudc appropriate addresses to the Conference.
A motion prevniled referring further
matters covering orgnniznlion work to
tho executive committee.
Adjournment at 6:30 p.m.
R. P. PETTIPIECE,  '
Minutes of Labor Conference Secrotary pro tem,
Provincinl   Labor   Conference   con-  present at Convontion and Signed ns
vened  ut   Lubor Temple,    Vancouver, Members of the New Party
Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m.      ^ Vancouver—.las. G. Smith, Dr. W. J,
Upon  motion, Gordon ,1. Kelly was Curry, Jus. R. Campbell, Geo. Bartloy,
lectod as chairman. ' tl. H. Hardy, W. A. Huvill, das. Cowl-
Nominations for secretary  pro torn  jng} D   Thomson, A. P. Serges, Thos,
culled for and the mimes of Geo.   Burryj w   j,   iroflsi(lcSj j, f,  \y
R. W. Hatloy, W. Thomas, E. RoylaueoJ
.1. Pike, C. E. Cassidy, J. W. Willdnson,
Gordon .1. Kelly, ,1.' P. Proulx, T. E.
Evans, Helena Gutteridge, ,1. F. Poole,
John Shaw, W. T. Campbell, W. R.
Trottor, G. B. Anderson. F. H. Morrison, J. II. MeVety, John Lamb, B.
Showier, R. V. Petli'pieeo, E. T. Kings-
ley, Alex. Livingsionc, A. MaeSwoon,
F. L. Barratt, G. Richardson, B. E.
Taylor, R. II. Neelunds, Sydney Guy
(Coquitlam).
New Westminster—W. Yntes, H. W.
Gough, F. S. Ray, P. Pboblos.
Vancouver Island— W. Head, Mrs. W.
Head, South Wellington; A. S Wells,
Mrs, A. S. Wells, Edgar E. Bell, Wm.
1"). Campbell, Jas. Dakers, 0. W. Norton, Jos. Taylor, J. H. Hawthornthwaite, (Victoria),
Interior—John Notman, Wm. Brotherhood, Maraas* Martin, (Nelson); H.
Kempster (Rovelstoke), Gilborl Omler
(Klmborloy), Wm. Smith (Hedley), J
\. Moir (Silverton).
Prince Ruperl—W. E. Thompson.
BADES AND LABOR CO UNCIL, AND B. C. FEDERATION OF LABOR
yaTFRIDAYMO"^TOG) FEBRUARY 8,~1918~
POLITICAL UNITT:   VICTOE1
Many Matters Relating to
Labor Discussed With
the Government
wei-
IL   Hardy   and   R.  P.   Pcltipieco   sub'
mitted.   R. P. Pettipiece eleetod.
Upon motion it was decided by those
present to proceed with the initial organization of it1 working-class political
'Fliese participating ia the Conference
signed the roll cnll nn follows:
Vancou ver—Gordon J. Kelly, R. P.
Pettipiece, John Lamb, W, A. Alexander, T. Burry, Alex. Livingstono, A.
MaeSwoon, J. 0, Smith, B. Showier.
Bert Smith. J. F. Poole, John Shaw, D.
Thomson, Thos. Anderson, E. D. Alston,
G. B. Anderson. Jns. Cowling, G, Rich-
dson, J.  R.  Campbell, G,  IL llardv,
Win. T. Campbell, W. R. Smith, D. Medium,  W.  R.  Trotter, T. E. Evans,
s. II. McVety, E. Roylanco,
Victoria—A. S, Wells, J. H. Haw-
ithnrnthwnilo, Wm. D. Campbell, E. E.
Bell, J. Taylor, J. Dakers, C. W. Nor-
n, R. W. Dent.
New Westminster—P. Peebles, Svd-
v Gov, II. W. Gough, Wm. Yates, F.
t. Ray.
Centrnl Park—W. A. Huvill.
Prince Rupert—W. E, Thompson.
Powell ttivor—Robert J. Drummond,
fiVni. W. James.
South Wellington — Wulter Hend,
|i'om Wostwoll.
Nelson—Marcus Martin, John Nol-
H-itui.
Kevelstoke-—II. Kempster.
Silverton—J. A. Moir.
Hedley—Wm. Smith.
A general discission took lpaco ns to
Ihe most effective methods to bo udopt-
|d.
Trolter-Peele—That n special com-
■littofi  be  selected   tn  draft  proposals
* permanent organization.
At. this stage of the proceedings Jas.
IF, Hnwtliornthwaite was invited to nd-
ress the meeting. In response, Mr.
Jtawthornthwaite gavo nn instinctive
etrospective nnd prospective review of
[ho Labor situation nnd contributed n
iw suggestions ns to plnns of organization,
Speciul cohimitteo selected, as fol-
[tws: Jns. IT. Hawthornthwaite. W. R.
rotlor. Waller Hend, Wm. Yntes, A.
. Wells, Marcus Martin, IT. Kempster,
. T. Kingsley. Geo. H. Hardy, J. H.
TcVelv, R. P. Pettipiece, Gordon J.
tolly.
Adjournment till 2 p.m.
Conference reconvened at 2 p.m.,
,liairir..m Kolly presiding.
Report of Special Committee
On behnlf of the Special committee
icretnry Pettipiece presented the re-
art of the committee recommemln-
ons, ns follows:
1. Thnt. this organizalion bo   known
the Federated Lubor Party.    (Con-
rred in.)
2. That the Federuted Lnbor Party
organized for thc purposo of securing
No "Present Intention" to
Bring Chinese Slaves
to This Country
V.  R. Midgley,    British  Columbia's
Labor rercsentative at the   conference
with the federal war cabinet ut Ottawa,
returned yesterday, and while observing j
tho confidence of the conference with
regard to tho negotiations wns able to |
give considerable insight into tho re-[
bilious which Labor is undertaking with
tho government.
"One matter which was pronounced
ut the conference wns the evident desire of the government to get the opinion (if Lubor on important questions,"
said Mr. Midgley. "This was quite u
departure frota the attitude hitherto
of the government in ignoring Labor
in vital matters."
Among the very important matters
discissed in the conference was thut of
indentured Chinese labor, nnd the government representatives gave Lubor to
understand that no immediate steps
were contemplated in this regard. Tom
Mooro of Niagara Fulls, who was
spokesman for tlio Labor representatives, summed up the position of Lnbor
with regard to Chinese* labor when lie
declared Hint organized Labor realized
thut the introduction of indentured
Chinese labor would undoubtedly reduce thc standard of living of white
lnbor, and thereforo organizod Labor!
would rather lose the war and go under
the domination of Germany than suiter
the introduction uf such labor.
Chinese Not Necessary
It was learned that tho government
had received a number of requests that
indentured Chinese labor should be allowed in Canada, and tlio Labor representatives took the stand that there
was no real need for such importation
if while labor wus paid decent wages
uud given good conditions of labor. In
such event there would be men available for all work necessary. Tho discussion then took thc form of what
would bc the best means to adopt to
decide on what lines of work were essential and how best tho lubor eould
be distributed in order lo reap the most
benefit.
It was finally left with the government to decide whut trades were nonessential, with the understanding thn!
the go'.ernment wouH, ii'i.fur us possible, consult with the1 Lnbor bodies,
especially thoso directly affected, before arriving nt a decision and action.
Fair representation will be given Labor
on nil committees brought into being
for tho purposo of handling the distribution  of lubor.
It wus learned  that it was  not tho
immediate proposition   of   the government to    introduce   indentured labor.
An effort would first be made to properly distribute the labor now in Canada.
No Compulsory Farm Work
Mr. Midgley stated further thut thero
was no likelihood  of any compulsion
being  used  to  supply lubor   for   the
farms.    Hon. N. W. Rowell, president
on, jof thc council, stated that compulsion
'""   wus useless for farm work nnd assurod
tho Labor representatives thnt compulsory industrial conscription    had    not
been contemplated by fhe govornment.
The conference was iu tho nature of
an informal discussion, the government
wishing to lenrn to just what extent
it could depend on Lubor for co-opera-
tiof and assistance   There were several
sessions. Suggestions were first brought
down, und tho Labor mea conferred nnd
nrrived at conclusions which they crystallized  into    resolutions    und sjgges-
(Continued on Pnge S)
I, L. A. WHIST DRIVE
AND DANCE TUESDAY
Social Committee Will Outdo Previous
Efforts in Entertaining Their
Friends
The Longshoremen's union intend
giving one of their famous whist drives
and dances, iu the hull of Lester Court
on Tuesday evening next Feb, 12, at i)
p.m. The services of the celebruted
Holden orchestra have been secured, a
sufficient guarantee that the music will
bo tho best. An endeavor is being
made by the Longshoremen tu surpass
ull tlieir previous efforts, which means
much when one remembers what the
Longshoremen ean do. The comniitlee,
in deciding on Lester Court, has made a
good move, as whilo tlieir own headquarters are very desirable in mnny respects, the opportunities for catering are
much more satisfactory at Lester Court.
Tickets muy bo purchased from thc following members of the committee: G.
Thomas, C. Muncey nnd P. Sinclair, or
from thc secretary at Pender hall.
shipyardsTtrike
(In Vancouv8P\
Oity. 92.00  ;
$1.50 PER YEAR
E
Al
First Woman Member and
Labor Representative
Attract Attention
I DIRECTOR
Mela!   Trades   Council   Is J
Instructed to Call Strike
If Necessary
Will   Insist   Upon   R. P.
Butchart Standardizing
the Rates of Wages
On Wednesday night tho Metal
Trades Council, guided by an over;
whelming voto of the trndes affected,
decided to send a iViognlioii to meet
R. P. Butchart, director of shipping for
British Coljmbin, and demand thc 10
per cent, wage increase, failing which
they were to cull a strike in all shipyards affected.
Tho director of shipping has stated
that ho would not grant this incrense,
though the understanding with the
union officials has been thut B. C. yards
would receive the snme pay ns that
given in Ihe Puget Sound yards, and
the United States adjustment bonrd hus
granted this increnso. Thc demand is
for the 10 per cent, as from Veb, 1st,
nnd tho date of the strike, if one is
called, resls in the hands of thc Metnl
Trades Council. ■
It is thought that Mr. Butchart will
reconsider his determination to refuse
tlie 10 per eent. increase when ho leurus
how unanimous the employees have
been with regard to a strike, 05 per
cent, of Ihe organiznlions affected-hnving instnlcted tffe council to declare for
a striko if tho demnnd is not granted. I 	
Furthor, it was decided to nsk thoi
private yards and shops for a similar j In Spite of the Reports That
Speech From Throne Portends Introduction of
Labor Legislation
VICTORIA, B. C, Teb. 7.—(Special
to The Federationist.)—Tke opening
of the second session of the fourteenth parliament today, the second
of the regime of the Brewster government, was of special interest to
women and tho working class, for
Mrs. Ralph Smith was in a seat on
the legislative floor as the first
woman who has occupied such a
place in British Columbia affairs and
James H. Hawthornthwaite, the member for Newcastle, was Labor's representative. .The latter has several
measures of much importance to the
working class to bring up at the
present session, but it is expected
that tho government forces will buck
thom from the start.
Among the early measures which
it is expected the Labor representative will bring iu will be a proposal
for a general cut in tho salnrios of
the ministers of the crown and the
private members as well, It is not
expected this will meet with approval,
even though Premier Brewster is receiving a salary of nearly 88,000 a
year and other ministers are getting
considerably more than they are
worth.
Mr. Hawthomthwaite's return to tho
vocate thoso things connected with
provincial affairs which wore denlt
with by tho B. O. F. of L„ nt the
recent convention in Vancouver.
Mr. Hawthomthwaite's return to
legislature was very displeasing to
tho members of the Browster government and any measures which he
may advocate, are expected to bo opposed, especially on that account.
MUSICIANS WILL TRIP
THE LIGHT FANTASTIC
A Splendid Gathering of Musicians and
Friends Expected at Cotillion HaU
Arrangements nre progressing for the
bull and socinl under the auspices of
the Musiciuus, on the night of February
19, ut Cotillion hnll. Anyone who takes
ndvantnge of this opportunity for a
good time, muy be assured of having it,
for the Mjsicians, while they do not
of ten. give a dance, nro known as thc
princo of entertainers when they do.
Thoy intend to make the forthcoming
event one of the best of the social sea-
sou, and instead of providing the mosic
for others tu have a goud lilne, they are
going to participate themselves. A
small orchestra will play, and it was
with some difficulty thta was arranged,
as thoy all want to dunce. The committeo on arrangements is composed of
James Holden, A. O, Kingcombe, W. B.
McQueen, Edward Cox nnd E, H. Pace.
Officers for Ensuing Term
Elected at Last Meeting
in Foothill City
Alex. Ross, M, L. A. for Cnlgary, wns
re-elected president of Calgary Trades
und Labor council ut the annual meeting Inst woek.
Following are the ether oflicers elecl-
cd: «T. E. Vonng, seeretury-troasurdr (reelected); directors, (three-year term),,
.T. Rae, Carpenters and Joiners; W
Bales, Sheet Metal Workers; W. Little
Railway Carmen; (two-year term), C.
T) Apian, Electrical Workers; J. Kerr,
Cftffilntcrd and Joiners; D, McFarlano,
SttfR-nlypers nnd Eleclrotypers; (one-
yen r term), \V. Smitten, Bricklayers
uud Masons; If. M, Bishop, Engineers;
R. G. Fitzgerald, Pl.unbers und Sleam-
fitters.
President Ross was the Alberta repre-
nlative at the recent conference in
Ottawa between Labor and Ik
,t war cabinot.
OFFICIALS OF NEW
m \m
GET BUSY
Secretary   Trotter   Opens
Office in the Labor
Temple
Work
to
of Organization Is
Be   Vigorously
Prosecuted
OFFICERS OF THE FEDERATED
LABOB PABTY
ProHltlimf
Vancouver.
Secretory*
Templi, v„i
TreiiHurer
Iwi.lB**,  Lei
Vlco-pretl
U»k.*r»;
Woelwoll. S
-Gordon
Kolljr,
Is mil
tttu
Michel
Ooltorn.
-W. li. TroltiT, Lnbor
Oliver.
-lliia l[t*l.*nn Gut-
i* iVinjil.*, Vancouver,
onts — Victoria, J.
Vancouver Inland, T.
. South Wellington; Ven*
■ * I. Mncley, K. H, N„.
flow Westminster, w
lrince ltunert, Geo. B.
*v. West Kootenay (nortli),
Kojnpetor, Bovoletokoi Wes
tenoy (soutli), P. Peeorlll, Nol*
trows .Vest I'nsB, Ii. Seard,
Boundary,     Jns.  Boberts
„ ™ . ™i>Eit.m:u    LABOB
1 ABU ,„ orKa„,z,,,i (llr „,„ .
nolo cf secnrine Industrial leeis.
lotion, and for the collective oCvn*
ei'slifp nnd democratic operation of
tin* means of *v,.,iltli production..
I He membership fee is |l„d „t
fl per year, 50 cents of ivliich
Mas to tlie central committeo for
tne purpoie of defraying expenses
or general organisation work.
he membership roll is open In
eeeli electoral district aud all persons nre Invited |„ slfi, who lire
wn in*,* to and endorse the objects
of the orgonlratlon.
Apply lo tbo vice-president nf
your district for further Information.
• govern*
LEO 10
I WAREHOUSEMEN   ARE
ADDING NEW MEMBERS
Although tho Local Is Not a Very Old
Ono, the Membership Is Large
As otic of the good results ot tke muss
mooting of Warehousemen nt the Labor
Tontplo last night, 'ti) have been added
to the membership roll, bringing the
number up to the 200 marl;. The union
is in good condition, and the members
are enthusiastically in support of it for,
during Ihe short time since its organization, the working conditions have
orally improved.
raise. The ones to bo approached are
tho Wallace Shipyards, North Shore
Iron Works, B, C, Marino Limited,
Vancouver Shipyards and tho Mainland
Iron Works. Tho agreemont with
theso plants expires on March J. The
Oonghlan yard has uu agreement
which runs until August I.
The Metal Trndes Council ulso olocl-
ed ollicers for 1!)1S at lust night's
meeting. The new officials are: A. H.
Donaldson, preaident; H. Nightsenlos,
vice-president; 1*\ W. Welsh, secretnry
(re-elected); J. Hoy, financial secretnry.
Government is Not De
sirous of Meeting
There recently nppeurod in the public
press a report emanating from Victoria
to Ihe effect that the government was
so busy preparing its progrnmmo of legislation that it Mould nut huve time to
meet delegations, anil did not desire
them lo call. However, the Women's
Minimum Wage league intonds to sond
a delegation to Victoria and place before the government its position tu support of a fair minimum wage for working girls und women, who under present
conditions receive not sufficient pay lo
keep body and soul togothor being exploited by large employing concerns,
such ns laundry and factory companies.!
' go*
WAITERS LODGE SERIOUS
COMPLAINT TO COUNCIL
Downtown Unfair Cafes   Roported   to
Be dotting Union Business
Certain of (he downtown cafes, one
in particular, which refuse fo sign
agreement* with thc Cooks, Waiters
nnd Wnilrossos, are gelling a percentage of onion business, according to Secretary Mackenzie of the local, who
draws attention to lho fact and asks
that members of organized Labor look j
for Ihe house cards uud Ihe buttons of
Ihe union employees when Ihey go tol
eat. A lisl of the fair houses is to b(
prepared and published in Ihe neur fu
lure.
T
'HE FEDERATED LABOR
Party is now a reality. It lias
been a Ions time coming, but after
all it bus arrived, when most
needed, and as soon as circumstances and conditions mado its
success possible beyond a doubt.
Sufficient responsibility will at
onee have to lie assumed to make
its policy and action command the
respect and support of tlie major
portion of the membership of organized labor throughout thc pro-
vinoo,*and a large section of work-'
ers and others outside thc trade
union movement. Its newly-elected officers are nearly all tried and
trained men, and one of them at
least is already a member of the
local legislature. They are right**
lly assuming that the task is not
I one of education so muoh as organization. »
Tlio other politicnl parties represented in tho limine represent the present
torm of properly ownership. The Federated Labor Pnrty stands for a eoln-
plelo chango—the collective ownership
of things used collectively. Kaeh annual convention of thc pnrty will determine what immediate objects arc lo bo
sought in thc way of industrial legisln*
'r"~    Tho immediate objective of tho
tion.
party is necessarily organization.
Ami this work has been begun in earnest.
s
E
Civic Employeos Ask Increases
Civic Employes ure seeking increased
wagos,  and   the   civic   railway    and j
bridges committo  hus agreed  to pay A special meeting of tii
the street-cleaners,    engnged   in  night  hold nt the Labor .Tempi.
work,  ten  por  cent,  nbove   thut  pnid | 	
the tlnv men.   This was done on the  UNDERPAID CIVIL
roquost of G. A\. .MeFarlnne. businoss
agent of the Civic Employees' union. |
Mechanics in    thc    city blacksmith I 	
shop bavo nsked tin increnso of 50 ccnls j railed to Legalize His Theft As Do the
a dny, bridge-lenders who now got *3 War Proflt ohouls
tor a  12-hour dny nro asking $3.60.
Vancouver Trades'nnd  Labor Council!    I'rnuk   Wilson,   n   rntin .1   ..".torn
COMPENSATION BOARD
ihe
Council
aas inl'onned fhe city council thai tlio
machinist rnte has risen from ul> 1-1
cents to 05 5-8 cents per hour since
Doc, 1, 1017. The ucceptnncc or rejection of these requests nro now held
up until the civic ostlmatpfl nro considered u week   I'niln now.
:agua will be  By Its Removal from Victoria to Van-
tonlght. couver Board Can Better
~ Handle Work
cPrvamt QnATrpn I    Tll° rcmov"1 of ,ho Workmen's
SERVANT SOAKED | peiKtttion board frnI1) Viotorla tl,
OOUVer will nol  only mnke il   pot
for Ihe board to handle the work
more facility, but it will be belter for
lho.se who may hnve business before the
bonrd for Ihe ro
the more central
■ereiary    Trot ler   has   opened    his
Iqunrtors in room 200, Labor Temple, necessary printed matter is in the
MOVES TO THIS CITY i 1,,uulsn°.i' «>o printer, and by March l.
everything  will  be  in   working order.
Pom-
i Vnn-
siblo
ivith
Frank   Wilson,   u   returned   vo
who bad been employed as n lotto
rlor ut Cnlgary, has been given a three-
yeur term for stealing money f
Wi
hus
is pny as
, FEB. 23
Opening Campaign of New
Federated Labor Party
In Vancouver
J. H. Huithornthwnite, M.L.A., and
E. T. Kingsley will be speakers at a
mnsc-meetiug of the Federated Lubor
Party in thi) Lubor Temple, Vnncouver,
on Huturdny evening, Feb. 23. Other
inn.Hs-meeiiifgs will be hold al New
Wostminstejr and North Vancouver later
en, and ns: soon as the legislature adjourns Mr.| Hawthornthwaite will mako
a tour of (the provinco in the interests
of the ne\K party.
-
Pres., Biggs in a Libel Suit
he trlnllof Thomas Biggs, preside
' '       U. AL W. of A.jCalgn
of District
on a chargcj of criminal li!
hud over uiiti] Ihe Mnrch silt
criminal court.    II. OBtlund
bridgo,   is    uppeiuing   for
■Kigns.   Tho) complaint is Ini
nam Willim-iis, R minor of J
who chargcsUho president with h;
written   him! letters   which   cunt
libelous mattor.
h
igs of lh
of Lotl
Preside.:
I by Wi
ilhbridgi
If you havonit joined tlio Fodoratetl Uha
.ny, got In Ikmoh with Seerotnry Trottoi
Room 200, Uh.lr Tomplo, or nnv of tli«> vlos
p res nl fnts lliroifiKliuut tlio province. **
Revelstoke Man Impudently
Thrown in the Bastile
on Suspicion
.Mnny   of  tho  people  of  Kevolstoko
nre indignant at    the    nelion of the
authorities wilh regard lo a well-known
rnilwny  brakeuian   there.    This young:
mnn comes under the Military .Service'
Aet, nnd he registered und curried out j
his share of thu law.    lie claimed ex-j
emplion aud it wns grunted  him.    A i
short time ago the authorities conducted a raid of one of the theatres  in i
search of evuders, and took tills young j
mun from  beside his girl, dcelured he |
was  under suspicion,  and  put  him  in
the cells overnight.    Next morning il
was   discovered   that   Uie   young   man
lind carried out his share of Hie law,
but, uccording to tho report from Rovelstoke some ivory-hended employee in
the government service hnd placed differing numbers on his registration form
and    his    exe'mptiou  certificate,  thus
causing (he police to think something
wns wrong and throw the man in jai1.
B.C. FEDERATION OF LABOR
Official Statement
lora,
child.-
♦2.50
WOO.   Ij, to tho tint
Wifton had a splendid
actor, nnd his iniliini
cxccllcnl one.
in lot*
wifo and   three
tier currier wn.s
-■enrlv  bonus of
of iiis trouble.
npruto
lis	
Trado
1'eiidi-
iU hoi
Iniildi
stroo
'limit*
thai Vancouvor is
it for Ihe bourd lo
anl hus now ostab-
rs iu the Hoard of
iw uf Homer uud
Members arc boing enrolled rapidly, nnd
with Ihe holding of organization meetings under the direction nf provincial
viee-prCHidcnts of ench electoral district, (luring  the coming  few weeks,
I some idea of thc progress being mnde
| will bo in evidence.
|    .T. li. Hawlhomlhwailo, 11*. L. A, fnr
j Newcastle, predicts a nicmlier.sliip of
the now party of 25,nm) by Mny 1, International Labor Day, During tho session he will address ninss rneotlnga in
Vnncouvor, New Westminster and
North Vnncouvor. At the close of the
session, he intends lo niahe n tour of
flic province in Ihe inleresls of the new
party.
B. C. Federation of Labor Executivo
Met Sunday to Deal With Matters
Referred to It by Convontion
At tho close of ili
entii
the
executive of the
Labor met lo den!
ferred to il by llo
lslatlvo proposals
vention  beinir Ihe
•committeo wn
li these matte,
lie governmon
the committeo will
meet lho govern...
three weeks.
The roforondum *
tbo raising of tbe
li. C Fodomtion of
"iih lho matters reconvention, tho leg*
adopted ut Ihe con-
Inost important. A
appointed to deal
uud to present then.
It is expected Unit
io in a position to I
.1  in from two ti
i to bo lake
anlta to o
eft
hid
Thought It Was Suowslido
.T. H. Pottipleeo,  Hovolstoko,  is  in
the city for a  visit.    .Mr. Pettlplece
left   Uevclstnke   the  day    nfter    lho
earthquake shock,    lie 'slates Ih
wns pronounced, especially in tl
solidly-built structures of' the t-
oue barber  shop th"  tremors >
mirror  from   Ihe  walls.      The
wero  not hiuch  oxeiled  at    Hi
many of llieni  believing the  i
wus caused by some gigantic, snowslldi
of which thut country has plenty.   II.
stntes  thnt  the  vibrations wero
felt ut Bijnir, Alberta.
-vn. In
onk a
people
time,
laliing
ulso
tho cost of The Fedorationist
members of the Federation wus 1
the hands of the secretary, as was othei
amendments tu (lie constitution.
Many routine mnlti rs were dealt with
and plans laid down for un active
.year's wink.
|    It is oxpectod Hint the official
[of tin* cinivciiiii.il proceedings will ...
issued (luring the coming wool*.
Malta's relating i" the Workmen's
Compensation Act uill be dealt; will,
bv the special committeo on componsntion, as follows: Chairman, .1. II. McVety, A. 8. Wells anil W. Ynles. All
inciters relating lo this measure should
be referred lo this committee.
Ileports of the aetiviiics of tho Compensation Act nnd Ucturneil Soldiers'
comntlttoos will be made from time to
time, through the col
eralionist.
ANNUAL  BALL  IS  UNDER
CONSIDERATION BY LOCAL
Waitresses Are Discussing Proposal for
Big Annual Terpsichore Event
Owing to Ihe tremendous success ofl
the Wallrossos at their dances during
the pnst few months, several ii
of tho Cooks, Wultors nnd Wn]
locnl arc discussing the holding
annual bull of the local somotl
month,  wliich  will  about   I.iin,
close u most successful socinl 8(
Labor circles.   Secretary Mncki
tin-  local  snid   yeslerilay   thnt,
plans were indellnile, thc propo
mooting wilh general approval.
All I
lho Tenn
for...  th.
I.etlei   «
Teamsters Make a Record
nly lust .lulv il
nl Chaultours
1 into a iinio.
Secretary Trotter Says Organization
W. It. Trotter, provincial si
"""the   central
1 t
III
lili.i
onl
a   up lo   I
i dty.
801, i
.....liv
P«
r iho
led with orgauiz-
The gross mom*
nd new members
u.hlc.l.
alien
Teamsters nnd Meat Cutters Move
ter.
port I of
linns ot The Veil
e Teamsters am
;l  will,    n.o    1
ior Workmen's
ices, and now lh
at ions will be f.
tbey having dec
ng, lo renl the
ie   Labor   Tempi
stroot.   A Ivpcwriter
mined.     Bnsiness Ag(
full charge of  thn   mi
vises  The   Fed.   report.
in. air of prosperity nm
fori  lo the olllce. '
The Teamsters have
another improvement.
nuLire of personnl nd
nielabcr will Tvour o
monthly union buitons
tractive and  neat nnd
A Littlo Sclf-Toottng
It is pleasant lo toot the horn of The
B.\C. Fedorationist.   V. It. Midgley Informs Tin* Fed. tl.nt a number of Lnbor
representatives, nl the conforonco    in
Ottawa volunteered Ihe belief that tlie
     apor of (he B.  ('.  Federation
' was the best Labor publica*
he .North Atiicrienn coiitiue.it.
loinl which every member
il Labor should remember,
'he Feilernlioi.ist will eon*
prove ns ils support from
ubor Incrcuscs.
Ihe *
willil
or Ie
of I.nboi
tion on thi
This is n
of  orgnaiz
Also, that
lillllC    lo    i.
organized
Savo the Labor Temple
es and  labor representative
win
bn
met al
a.i [onco nt Ottnwa to.
„,*,. |ircss to Victor lt.
ner ■ rosontatlvo of Britl
ob 'hope thai tlie Ira.le in
has  ver would not allow
imiv fro
olds   Tin
Vn
mailer
Is., decided
is in tho
nl. Each
Ihe new
v nre nl-
;l of the
elief Ilia
for   I he
ln.ono
Ihey were, |n ri
inI pal tin* tomplo
il'lle ili.lepeinlei.ee
organized Labor.
olifcr-
0- Temple
'.eil Labor.
I il would
organize-
to 12,000
lieve the
ill n post
from nnv
r. provincial secretary of
nmmillco, when locntcd
yesterday afternoon by The Federation*
isl. was busy preparing printed mattor
for his offloo. Ho expressed himself ns
more than pleased wilh results daring
the pnst week, nnd hopes for big things
during the coming few mouths. Said
Mr. Trailer: "What undoubtedly appeals strongly to thut class wliich is
most aO'ecled bv the creation of n Lnbor
'lilicul party is the combination nt
ry oalsel of nil of those elements
our ranks whicli have been more
! estranged even if not directly
I antagonistic. This lallcr fealnre has
deprived those who ure clamoring for
political nelion of just thnt assurance
I of cohesion which the new party pm*
liaises, and without which success would
ibe   impossible.    This   is   equally  true
wi.elher applied insl'l" or outside of the
[ranks ef orgnnized lnbor. The keynolo
j must bo "orguiiizutioii," and this must
lbe not only ns wide but ns thorough as
our experience hns shown us is necessary."
Vice-President Neelands Confident
Vice-President It. II. Koolnnds, secretary and business agent of Vancouver
Typo, anion, put the ense for the new
party to
"When
of lln*  .
which w:
Party,  n
tin
ieel  in hi;
deal of the
political   ,p
keeping eon
watchword,
The   Fed.
 ...side
irhcrs  wi
formed Iho I
d  wilh  what
I"
n d
st  thi
■.•prose
itnlivc
derated Labor
determination
clied   Hie  sob*
III.*
union letterings on light und dark bin
bucJtgriiund.
 I Ubor
rv Trotter,
. I.nln.i- Tomplo. in* liny el lln. vice*
throughout tin* province. *"**
t appr
ciinnol but feel eonli*
s ess of lh,* nowly-formod
mty.     Organization,    nnd
stoutly at it, must be our
so thnt when eloction time
come,  we shall not hnve to outer the
enmpaign unpropnrcd.  Lei the snme Interest nnd determination displayed by
(Continued on page 8) PAGE TWO
THE  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  FEDERATIONIST
FRIDAY Fobrunry 8, 1018
Work Shirts and
Gloves for Men
WE ARE headquarters for Clothes for working men.   Our lines are made on
models that men delight in—of materials that wear and workmanship that lasts.
If not today, then some other day you'll ho needing Shirts and Gloves—these lines
will please you:
MEN'S SHIRTS—Mndo of a Btrong khaki twill; also black sateen, with good
fitting collar attached,    Sizes 15 to 17. 0_   CA
Sale prico    #1.011
MEN'S SHIRTS—In a wido choico, comprising twills, ducks and union ilnnnols, in
blue, groy, brown nnd stripes. (DO Aft
Sale price     V6,wu
MEN'S FLANNEL SHIRTS—In foaltt color, with two pockets, reinforced guBSOts
and extension collar Imnd. <M Aft
Salo price     #4.UU
HEAVY" SHIRTS AND JUMPERS—In maokinaw and English meltons; nil-wool
quality, inaile to withstand the rain, in black, blue, khaki nnd o largo assortment
&__l___l     $4.00 to $12.50
MEN'S WORK GLOVES—Good, strong gloves, mado from a hard-wen ring split
horsollido; good lining nnd strongly sown. JB1 OR
Per pair     ip*»*w
CHROME TAN GOATSKIN CLOVES—In gauntlet style, soft, pliable Gloves
nnd well mnde. ^25
V      _     _} IMWWWB     lata HUtMBT  I   lIMItST *TMU   COHHUnnmH 1
EXPERIENCED TRADE UNIONIST
IS SECRETARY OF NEW PARTY
Granville and Georgia Streets
Improve your appearance
If you have defective teeth, there's no surer way of doing tbis
tban by having attention given tbem.
MODERN dentistry mako it possiblo for defects to bo remedied—by
crowns, bridge work or plntes—in such a innnnor as to make tho
work harmonize perfectly with your natural teeth—as to size, color und
gem-ml appearance. Tho improvement in tho personal appearance Js very
marked.
Call nt my office and lot me examine your teeth and advise yon. If desired, I will also givo you an estimate ns to tlio cost of any work which
may bo necessary.
Dr. Brett Anderson
Crown and Bridge Specialist
602 HaBtings Street West, Cor. Seymour
Office Open Until 6 p.m. Daily
X-Bay films taken if necessary;    10-year   guarantees
PBONE SET. 3331
Examinations   made   on
pbone appointments.
RENEWED MEREST
Prophesied to Follow the
Launching  of  New
Labor Party
SECBETABIES   OF   TBADES   AND
LABOB COUNCILS IN CANADA
[By A. S. WELLS]
'otary-trensuror of B. C. J
W. B. TEOTTEB
vinclftl  si'crctury  nf Tlio FciU'l'uU'd  Labor  I'lirly,
UOfj, Lllljor Tomplo,
with lioadqunrtorH
Evans, Coleman and Evans, Ltd.
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THE BEST QUALITY THE BEST PRICE
THE BEST SERVICE ifc-MIftSI!
Main Office: Foot Columbia Ave. Phone Sey. 2988
Uptown Office:   407 Granville St.  Phone Sey. 226
How Do the Irish Workers
iM****** it****** ****** ******
Stand on Home Rule Plan?
Trades Union Force That Has to Be Reckoned With in
Settlement of National Problem—Improvement in
in Condition of Workers From Social Point of
View Will Lead to Their Taking Proper Place
in Deliberations—Greatest Fight Is On
Free Homesteads
BRITISH COLUMBIA
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
A. S. WILLIAMSON
LAND CRUISER
Pacific Great Eastern*Railway
WELTON BLOCK    -    VANCOUVER, B. C.
Canadian Northern Railway
TRANSCONTINENTAL
THE LOWEST POSSIBLE
PASSENGER FARES
TO
EASTERN DESTINATIONS
MODERN EQUIPMENT—COURTEOUS ATTENDANTS—
TRAVEL COMFORT
CONSULT OUR NEAREST AOENT OR WRITE
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Telephone Beymour 2482
(Third Article)
Has tho Homo Rule propaganda iu j
Irplantl had tho offect of raising tho!
workers to n higher piano and has it
given thom occasion '' furiously to
think," and work out their own salvation iu a way that tho granting of
autonomy to the greon isle never could
do, despite all thc arguments Unit have
boen advanced for and against? Or
to put it another way supposing tho
Homo Rule quostion had nover become
a live issue in the economic lifo of
Ireland, what position would thc workers havo occupied today? Would it:
havo been different or would they havo
beon content to remain iu political and
industrial oblivion?
The most ultra-Nationalist or the
most dyed-in-the-wool Orangeman has
to admit ihut the status of the workers
is today greatly improved, from every
point of viow in comparison with the
level ho was on a quarter ot* a century
ago when trades unionism first began to
mako its presenco and influence felt.
Thero are some who go so far as to
say that had it not boon for Gladstone's
measures to grant Home Rale, organizntion among tho workers would have
been conspicuous by its absence. But
that is tho veriest flapdoodle. Tho
signs of tho times had been pointing
towards a policy of unity among tho
workingmen for tho protection of their
rights and nothing could stay that
movemont.
Goal of Workers
Here then is tho proposition in n nutshell, figured out us dispassionately as
it can possibly bo and with no leanings
♦not through thc efforts of any other
' class or legislation of any kind, but
their own individual und collective
exertions.
Voice WiU Be Heard
What then is to bo expected from
an  aggregation of men so bound  together by one common principle.   Is it
to be assumed for u moment thnt, because forsooth, little or nothing   has
been heard of the workers in this political controversy whero each party is |
trying to grind its little axe, that the j
artisan class—and nftor all thoy really
constitute the country—is not going to
ils  presenco  felt  aad  its  voice
heard in a question fraught with such
serious consequences cither ono way or
tho other?
It wus a truism that Sam Munro uttered—though ho may not havo been
aware of it at the timo lie mado iho
remark in tho early nineties—that the
day would come when both big parties
of tho state would havo to eventually
cnll in the workers and depend on their
judgment in tho most vital question
that over concerned thc history of Ire-
Innd. At that time thero wns not thnt
littlo bit of blue in thc national sky
as there is today nor was there any
indication that trades unionism would
be tho cock of tho walk and tho boss
of tho whole show. Yot that old warrior who always kopt tho flag of labor
flying at tho Inasthead gave utterance
to thoso words ns if ho were possessed
of prescience denied to other men.
The Final Chapter
Tho final chapter but onc is now being
written in    tho    history    of Ireland.
Against tho machinations of threo dif-
onc way or tho other.   Irish workers
have banded themselves together for I ferent political organizations the work-
the protection of their own interests j ers havo to contend. These nro the
for tho improvement of their condi-: Unionists, thc Nationalists und thc Sinn
tions, for tho amelioration of many of jFeinncrs. It is going to bo tho great-
thc wrongs from which they suffered, j est light wliich trades unionism ever
und lastly but by no means least, for fought for thc assertion of thc prln-
taking tlieir place in the politicnl and clple that the worker is as good as the
economic life of tho country in u wny | master, and for the policy that no class
that could not havo been dreamt of
undor old conditions. Today thoy nro
nearer tho goal than tho majority of
of tho community can afford to be ignored in thc settlement of n matter
that has tnxed tho inventive ingenuity
tho people are aware of,    than they ] of the best In the land to flnd a remedy
themselves may be aware of, for that j for.
matter. I    What pnrt will the workers play in
Thoy arc an organization that must, | that struggle?
as has already boon pointed out, be | (To bo continued.)
tnkon into serious consideration in the j .	
settlement of a matter that has been tho
bono of Ireland for years. It will havo
been noticed that in thc sessions of tho
joint convention which hus been meet-
-n
Demand the Best
Cascade Beer
Peerless Beer
Alexandra Stout
Canada Cream Stout
All the abovo brands aro Droned and bottled by union workmen.
THE PURE ESSENCE OF BARLEY AND HOPS
Bottled at the Brewery by
Vancouver Breweries, Limited
ng in all parts of Ireland, the workers
have had no representative. Nor was
any suggestion ever made that they
should hnve. Tlie professional politician true lo his teachings and instinct
has seen io it that the convention kept
closed doors against men who should I
havo boon consulted if ever a body of
men should have been. But such is tlie
conservatism thai prevails in tlie United
Kingdom, even In this century, that
tho idea, if ever it was mooted, was
promptly squelched.
Are tbo Big Force
But despite tho policy of the closed
door to everything savoring of trades
unionism, despite tho frantic, but misguided, efforts that have been mado to
maintain the political eiuie.is a holy of
holies, and in spite of the fact that fhe .
employers and thn men with  tho big ]WIir, I sec the possibilities of more kind-
(Secretary-treasurer of B. O. P. of L.)
The eighth annual convention of the
British Columbia Federation of Labor
is now a thing of the past, but the results of thut convention should be
saeh us to mark a new movoment in
working-class activities in this province.
For u considerable time the need of
nn effective political orgnnization has
been felt, but due to tlie fact that tho
trades union members were opposed to
the entry of thoir organizations into
the political held, nothing wus done to
form such an orgnnization.
The executive of the Federation,
however, took tho matter into consideration, nnd made a recommendation to
the convention. The recommendation,
or the spirit of the rocohunondation,
was adopted, ami as a result ihe Federated Labor Party wus launched.
What tho future of that party will
be nono can witli certainty forecast.
That will depend on the membership
of tlie organization. Tho platform, the
shortest plat form that any political
party over was launched upon, is most
comprehensive, embodying as it does
the ultimate goal of tlie working-class
movement, "ihe collective ownership
of tho means of wealth production,"
without whicli any party supposed to
represent Lnbor, would bo like a ship
without a lMdder.
It now remains to be scon whether the
working class of the province is capable
of building u political organization thnt
will represent the true interests of thc
workers, and whether any tangible results will be obtained, nnd the workers
secure reprcscntntion on tho floors of
provincinl mid Dominion houses.
In tho light of tho decision of tho
delegates to the convention, the recent
political campaign conducted by the
Federation, can bo snid to have resulted in a renewed interest on tho pnrt
of the workers in political action. The
unaminity of opinion ns expressed by
tho delegates on this question denotes
at loast that they are surely nwnkeniag
to the necessity of capturing the powers
of government in order thnt they mny
wipe out the only need for government
that ever existed, namely, human
slavery iu nny nnd every form. With
this goal in sight the political movement of the workors must and will succeed. Let that goal, howover, be discarded, then the movement will bo-
come not a benelit but a distinct detriment to the working-class movement,
ns understood by students of present
und past forms nf society. And nfter
nil, what have the workers to strive
for but tho removnl of thc cnuso of
nil their difficulties, and all their
misery and suffering, which is an inherent feature of tho present fovm of
socioty.
Leaving the political movoment, tho i
next most importnnt decision taken by
tho convention wus the move to link np
the returned soldier movement with the
workers. The great mnjority of the returned soldiers are members of the
working clnss. Their objects in nil respects ar© the same as ours, and thnt
a fusion of the two sepnrnte lines of
action, for the same object, Uuist come,
nnd joint notion bc taken is obvious,
to not only the organized workers, but
is evident to a large number of the returned men themselves. That results
which are bound to benefit the common
peoplo of thc country, will bo lho outcome of this move, there is no doubt.
The legislative progrnnime of tho convention is of considerable extent, and
will be pushed by the executive to thc
fullest extent of its power, but the
hopo that thc Federation will in tho
future be the legislative body, drawing
up and determining the legislation
needed in the interests of tho workers,
which in turn will lte submitted to the
workers' representatives in the house,
is ono thnt now sems to bo near a
renlization, and tho coming year should
show a considerable move in this direction, unci the next provincial eleetion
should realize our hopes.
With co-operntion on the pnrt of the
nfiilinted members, and by active assistance rendered by the local anions
in the province in the coming year, n
grent deal of good work may lie accomplished. The executive of thc Federation will, from time to lime, mnke suggestions as to what form of assistance
will bo most bcnelioinl, and at tho same
timo will be at all times ready to receive suggestions for its guidance, in
the directing of the work of tho orgnnization. The future belongs to the
workers, und by their undivided efforts
tho incoming of the new ordor mny be
__ ' hastened, and with Ihe hopo that the
coming yonr will bo tho turning point
| for workers of nil lands, we can at
least put our whole-hearted efforts into
the solving of tho problems that awnit
our attention in this provinco.
British Columbia.
Cranbrook Trades and Labor Counoil—Secretary, F. McKenna, Watt avenue.
NeUon Trades and Labor Council—F. Pozeril-
Box 074.
New Westminster Trades and Labor Council
—W. YateB,  Box  1021,
Prinoe Rupert Trades und Labor Council—
Geo. Waddoll, Box 452.
Revelstoke Trades and Labor CouncU—Phil
Parker,   Box 234.
Trail TradeB and Labor Council—8. Goy,
Box 2.
Vancouver Trades nnd Labor Council—Victor R. Midgley, Room 210, Labor Tomole.
Victoria Trados nnd Labor Council—Ben
Simmons, Box  302.
VANCOUVER UNIONS
TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL—MEETS
lirst mid third Thursdays. Executive
board: President, G. J. hfjlly; vice-president,
F. W. Welsh! secretary and business agent,
V". II. Midgley; treasuror, F. Knowles; aer-
goanl-nt-nrins, J. F. Pooie; trustees: J. H.
McVety, W. R. Trotter, A. J. Crawford, F.
A. Hoover.
Alberta.
Calg„.-y TradeB  and   Labor  Council—J.    E.
Young, 229 Eleventh Avenue East.
Edmonton   Trades   and   Labor   Council—A.
Farmilo, Box 1493.
Letbbridgo   Trades   nnd   Labor   Council—II.
Morris,  541—12th   St.  A.   Nth.
Medicino  Hat  Trades  and  Labor  Council,—
,1ns. Mcintosh, 217—6th Ave. S. E.
Saskatchewan.
Moose  Jnw  Trades  and   Labor Council—R.
11. Chadwick. Box 1317.
Princo Albert Trndes and Labor Council—IX.
lleselliue, 8238 Riverside Ave.
Reglnn   Trades   and   Labor   Council—C.   W.
Walker,  Lnbor Temple,  Osier St.
Saskatoon TradeB and  Labor Council—Wm.
Sni'lgrove, Box 822.
Manitoba.
Brandon  Trades  and   Labor Council—Secy.,
•   W. F, Dark, 454—7th St.
Trnnseonn Trades mid Labor Council—C. W.
Foster, Box 20.
Winnipeg Trades und Labor Council—It. A
Rigg, M. P, P., Room 14, Labor Temple.
Ontario.
Brantford Trndes and Labor Council—A. G.
Brown,  R. R. No. 5.
Fort William Trades uud Labor Council—8.
P. Speed, 510 N. Brodie St.
Guelph    TradeB    and Labor Council—Thos.
Hull, SO Kathleen street.
Hamilton Trades and Labor Council—W. R.
Rollo,   Box   323.
Kingston Trades nnd Labor Council—W. J.
Driscoll, 112 Lo'vcr Ungot street.
Kitchener   Trndes   and   Labor   Council—U.
Strub, Weber Apartments, Young St.
London   Trndes   nnd   Labor   Council — Goo.
Wakoliiif;,  290 l/j   Dundns   Street.
Niagara  Fulls Trndes und Lnbor Council —
Geo. W. Pay, 47 Huron St.
Ottnwa Allied Trades mid Labor Association
—W. Lodge, 21 Creigliton St. N. E.
Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council—A.
F.  Manchce,   116  Jean   St.
Peterborough Trades and Labor Council—W.
M. Slovens, 306  Brock strret.
Sault Sto Mario and Steelton Trades Coun-
col—A. C. Bryson, Box  193,  Steelton.
South   Waterloo   Trades   Council — A.     L.
Philp, 35 South St., Gnlt.
St. Catharines Trades and Labor Council—
Arthur Greenlaw, 20 Dakota St.
St,  Thomas Trades  and  Labor  Council-
It.  Robertson,   124  Redan street.
Toronto     District     Labor   Council—T.     A.
Stevensnn, 24 Hazejwood avenue.
Welland   Trades   and    Labor   Council—W.
I'owrie,  Box  23.
Windsor Trades and Labor Council—Harold
Clarke, 94 Howard avenue.
Quebec.
MontrenI  Trndes   and     Lnbor    Council—G.
Francq, 2 St. Paul St. East.
Quebec  and  Levis  Trades  Council — Secy.,
Geo.  Desbicns,   187—7th  Ave.,   Limoilon.
St. Jean Trades and Labor Council—George
Smith, Box 495.
New Brur»«Wicfc.
St.  John  Trades nnd  Labor Councll-
Sugrue, 92 St. James St.
Nova Scotia,
Amherst  Trados   and   Labor  Council—Thos.
Cnrr, Rox 931.
Halifax  Trades  nnd   Labor Council—Robert
Miller,  67  Almon  street.
Plctou County Trndes nnd Labor Council—
Mlllnn Grant, New Glasgow.
Sydney   Trndes   and   Lnbor   Council — Jns.
Steele, 245 Rockdnle Ave.
ALLIED PRINTING TRADES COUNCIL—
Meets second Monday in the month. President,   Geo.   Bartley;   secretary,   R.   H,   Neelands, P.O. Box 08;	
BARTENDERS' LOCAL KO. 078—MEETS
first Sunday of each month, Labor Temple,
('resident, Jonn Martin aimncial secretary,
J. Smith, 610 Holden Bldg., Boa 424, Phone
Sey. 2572; recording secretary, Wm. Mottl-
sliaw,  P.O.  Box  424,  Vancouver,  B.  V.
JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNA-
tional Unton of America, Local No. UO—
Meets second and fourth Tuesdays In tha
month, Room 206, Labor Temple. President,
L. E. Herritt; secretary, S. H. Grant, 1671
Alberni street.	
BRICKLAYERS' AND MASONS', NO.l—
Meets second nnd fourth Wednesdays, 8
p.m., Room ;*U7. Pros ill out, Chas. F. Smith;
corresponding aeeretary, W. S. Dagnall, Box
uU;  iinunciu! secretnry,  W._JL Pipes.	
BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS, LOCAL
No. 617—Moots every second and fourth
Monday evening, 8 p.m., Lubor Temple.
President, R. W. Hntley; iinancial secretary,
Q, Tlioin; recording socretary, G, II. Hardy,
Room 20S, Lubor Temple. Phono Hoy. 7495.
BREWERY WORKERS, L7U. NO. 281, I. U.
U. B. W. of A.—Meets flrst and third
Wednesdays of eaeli mouth, Room 302, Lnbor
Tomple, s p.m. President, F, Graham; secretary,  A.   E.  Ashcroft,   Suite   1,   1738  Fourth
BROTHERHOOD OF BOILER MAKERS
and Iron Ship Builders aud Helpers of
America, Vancouver Lodge No. 194—Meets
every Monday, 8 p.m. President, A. Campbell, 220 Second street; seeretary-trensurer,
Angus Fraser, 1151 Howe street; business
agent, J. H. Curmichuel, Roomi 212, Lubor
Temple.	
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF STEAM AND
Operating Engineers, Local No. 620-—
Ments evtry Monday, 7:30 p.m., Lnbor
Temple. President, J. R, Flynn. 810 Moodio
street, New Westminster; vice-president, P.
Chapman; secretary-treasurer, \v. A. Aloxnn-
dor, Room "..hi, Lnbor Temple. Phono Sey.
7405.
DEEP SEA FISHERMEN'S UNION OF THB
PaciJic— Meets  every  Tuesday.   7   p.m.,  at
137 Gore avenue.    Russell Kearley, business
agent.
ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL NO. 218
—Meets in Ko.nn 205, Labor Temple,
every Monday, 8 p.m. President, D. W.
MeDougnll, 1102 Powell street; recording
secretary, John Murdock, Labor Temple;
financial secretnry and business agent, E, H.
Morrison, Room 207 Labor Templo.	
INTERNATIONAL "LONGSHOREMEN'S Association, Local 3852—Offlce and hall, 804 ,
Pender street east.    Moots every Thursday,
8   p.m.     Secretory-treasurer,     F.   Chapman;
business ngent. J. Gordon  Kelly.
iT~L,   A.,~" LOCAL   38-32, "AUXILIARY—
(Marine     Warehousemen      and     Freight
Handlers).  Hcnd<iunrters,   436  Howe street.
Meets   first   and   third   Wednesday,   8   p.m.
Secretary nnd business ngent,  E.  Winch.
-J. L
MACHINISTS', NO.  182—MEETS SECOND
nnd fourth Thursdaya at 8 p.m. President, !
■T. Wallace;  recording secretary, J. Brooks; '
flnanolal secretary, J. H. McVety, Room 211
Lnbor Temple.    Seymour 7495.
AMAL^l7TirirTlBAT~CUT^ERTTl^ )
Butchers' union, No. 643—Moots every 1
Titosdny evening, Labor Tomple, 8 p.m.. Pro- ]
sident, B, W. Luue; recording secretary.
Lofting; financial secretary nnd business j
Dgont, T. Anderson, Lnbor Tomple.
PATTERN MAKERS'" LEAGUE OF NORTH !
Amorica (Vancouver and vicinity)—
Branch meots second nnd fourth Mondays,
Room 204, Lnbor Temple. President, Ray j
MeDougall. 1028 Grant street; finnncEnl secretary, J. Lyons, 1548 Venables stroet;
recording secretary, E. Westmoreland, 3247 I
Point Grey road.'    Phone  Bayview  2979L.
FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE BODY	
TRADES AND LABOR CONGRESS OF CAN
ADA—Meete In convention September of
each year. Executive board: Jns. C Watters
president; vico-presidents: A. Watchman, Victoria,  B, C; James  Simpson,  Toronto, Ont.;
A. Rigg, M. P. P., Winnipeg, Man.; secretary-treasurer, P. M. Draper, Drnwer 515, Ot-
\, Out.
SEMI-READY SUITS
Looking to Labor Movement
to Produce Man of
the Hour
"Whnt of England these days!" Mr,
MasoJlolcl wns nskod recently, soys tho
Now York Evening Post. His prompt
reply wns thnt England wns rapidly
becoming more tint! more democratic.
"Moro thnn ever before," lie said,
"onr army is democratic.    Aftor this
ness and more charily existing between
j clnss nnd elasa. All of ns nro in the
-samo bout, nnd in bnttle the officer pools
supplies with his men. Everywhere
(here is n greater feeling of equality,
nnd this feeling will result afterward in
nn equality of opportunity. Yon know
whnt. is Inking plnco in the Labor party
today. T predict-, thnt onr next parliament will lie a Lnbor parliament. It
will tnko unto itsolf tho intellectual
workers ns well tho the It nnd workers'
of Englnnd. Not mnny will deny that
the pronnncinmonto of tho Lnbor party,
ns published in August, is ns fine n document ns President Wilson's declaration
of wnr aims. O.ir trnde union congress
wns rospnonslblo for thnt.
"A good mnny of the Lords fl don't
moneybags, hnve been nt the head of
affairs both ns advocates of Homo Rulo
and us uncompromising opponents of
snch n scheme, the workingmen of thnt
country nre the big force tlint will have
to lie reckoned with when the day of
reckoning comes round.
In nearly ovory centre in Ireland
which boast of a city or urban council, thc working mnn hns tnken his
[ilnce. Bv sheer merit the workers have
raised themselves to a height that is
dizzy in comparison wilh iho position
they occupied a quarter of n century
ngo, There iH not the politicnl schism
rending them nsmnler thnt tho peoplo
of Cnnndn hnvo been led to believo
from time immemorial hnvo sepnrntod
tho north nnd the south.   Trndes union- ._ a   _,       .  .       _lu_anm__
ism hns been thn healing bnlm where , know nnmy) hnvo become democratized.
politicnl soporifics have failed to lull il believo that Henderson will be the
nnd whore ngilntors' nostrums havo controlling factor in the futuro. Eng-
not hnd thp desired effect. Moro than [bind will bo snved by the Liberal with
nny other section of the community his intellect, and the Labor man with
do Ihe working rnen of Ireland desiro his power. Boconslruction committees
relief from tho condition of affairs that I nro now preparing for thn remaking of
held thom in thrnll for many deendes j Englnnd, T hnve looked into somo of
but out of which they aro emerging, I their educational schemes and I can nst
sny that they go quito far onough to
satisfy me, Thoy nro not planning to
mnko it sufficiently possiblo for the
clever workingman to get every possible advantage the nntion cnn offer him
in the wny of intclloctunl development.
Tho Loboral is still showing clnss feeling,
"I reckon myself ns a Liberal nnd I
regnrd Gilbert Murray ns the very soul
of cultivated Liberalism,, I nm nmong
thoso who believo thnt when tho timo
comos for talking over lines of policy,
it is well to ask whnt Gilbert Murray
thinks. But I also believe that tho
timo is rlpo for somo leader of tho
Labor pnrty to come forward with
equally as commanding an intellectual
point of viow. Thero is no one in tho
Lnbor party nt tho present compnrnble
with Pnrnoll, There nre such men ns
Ramsay Macdonald nnd old Gosling, a
flue, culm and charming man, and I
hnve much ndmirntion for tho vigor of
Henderson. But it seems to me necessnry for tho Lnbor party to ally itself
with what is best in Liberalism—the
best of tho Asquith-Groy typo of mind.
Tint is why we have such confidence in
Gilbert Murray ns ono of our most finished Intellects."
BROTHERHOOD  OP  PAINTERS,     LOCAL i
No. 138—Meets second snd fourth Thursdays of ench month, Room UOH, Labor
Temple President, D, Hughes; vice-president, D. Hughos J flnanelal-Hec, L, Amos;
recording secretnry, S. Gould, 2149 Georgia
street east.	
RETAIL~CLRRK8'   UNION,   LOCAL 279— ,
Meets in Lnbor Temple every first and
third Tuesdays. 8ilfi p.m. President, Earl
P. Cornell, 056-Eleventh avenue cust; seeretary-trensurer. Archibald P. Glon, 1073 Melville street.    Phono Sey.JHMflR.	
SHIPYARD LABORERS' UNION, NO. 1565
—MeetB second nnd fourth Fridays nf each
month, 8 p.m., Labor Templo. President, C.
gonitis; recording socretary; W. Hardy, 446
Twenty-third street west, North Vancouvor;
financinl  secretary^ fl.  Phelps.	
STREET AND ELECTRYC RAILWAY EM-
ployees, Pioneer Division, Nn. 101—Meets
Lnbor Temple, second and fourth Wednesdays at 8 p.m. President, J. Huhhtc; vice-"
pnsldent, E, S. Cleveland; recording secretary ,A. V. Lofting, 2561 Trinity street,
Phone High. 168R; financial secretary and
business agent. Fred. A. Hoover, 2409 Clark
drive, office corner Prior and  Main  streets.
are the Expert Testomony
of careful Tailoring—England and Canada contribute
the cloth—expert specialized tailoring the garment—
and there is no greed for
profit in the price in the
pocket.
THOMAS & McBAIN
655 Granville Street
Sole Agents for Vancouver
JOURNBTMBN     TAILORS'      ONION
America. Locnl No. 178—Merlin,;, ho]
first Monday in each month, 8 p.m Prcitt*
dent, A. R. Qatcnby; vice-president, W.
I.tirsen; recording secretary, W, W. Hocken.
Rot 50.1; financial aeeretary, T. Wood, P.'
Bot  508.
°.a
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GENERAL    TEAMSTERS'    AND    CHAUF]1
fenrs' Union, Local No. fi.lfi—Meets ever]
Wednesday   nt   8   p.m.      President,     W.
Brown; business agent, ,T. V. Pnnlo, 4 ■■
Twenty-first avenue east, Pbone Fair. 71BR1
financial secretary, Rert Showier. 1076 Rotl
son street, Pbone Soy. 5679, Office, RooiT
218, Lnhor Temple.
TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION. No. 220—Mao
lust Sunday of ench month at 2 p.ntf Al*
sident,   R.   Marshall;   vice-president,   W.
Jordan;  seeretiiry-treiisurer,  R, H.  Neolnn
Bos 66.
PROVINCIAL UNIONS!
B. C. FEDEBATION OF LABOR—Meets I
annua] convontion in January, Exccutll
officers, 11)1810: President. Duncan MoOfl
linn, Labor Temple, Vnncouver; vice-pr
dents—Vancouver Island, Walter Hei
South Wellington, Victoria, J. Taylor; Prlnl
Rupert, W. E. Thompson) Vancouver, r
Winch, W. K. Trotter; New Westminster, I
Peebles; West Kootenay, Marcus Mnrtil
Nelson; Crows Nest Pass, W. A. ShcriniC
Fernie. Recreiarj-treiisurer, A. S. Wells, Ml
1538, Victoria, B. 0.
VICTORIA. B. 0.
Cafe Enlarges
The Orplinnni enfo lifts opened tlio
new pnrt, which forhiorly wns tlio dining-room of tlio Castle hotel. This is
n union house ntul employs a lnrgo
fltaff.
If you haven't Joined tbe Federated Lnhor
Pnrty. iret In touch with Secretnry Trotter,
Room 206, Lnbor Temple, or any of tho vice*
presidents throughout tho provinco. ***
SYNOPSIS   OF   OOAL   MINIM ti   REUULA-
TIONS.
pOAL mining* rights of the Dominion, ln
*-* Manitoba, Snsknti buwan rind Alberta, tbe
Yukon Territory, the Norths/cat Territories
nnd In a portion of .ho Provinco of British
Columbia, may he leased lor a term of
twenty-one years renewal for _ further term
of 21 years at an unnual rental of |1 an
acre. Not more than 2,660/ aores will be
leased to ono nppllauit-
Application for a leflBfl ..mut be made hy
tho applicant in person to tluf'Agent or Sub-
Agent of the district In whicb tho rlghu ap
plied for aro situated.
In surveyed terrltcry tlio Innd must be described by sections, or legal s\'ib-dlv isle i.s of
sections, and iu un surveyed \ territory the
tract applied for sin ll be staked out V the
applicant himself.
Each application must be at compntiicd by
n foe of $5 whieh will be rt [funded i' the
rights applied for are not ava'lable, bur not
otherwise. A royalty shnll Is paid m\ the
merchantable output of the mine at the rate
of five cents per ton.
Tho person operating th* nine shal: furnish tho Agent with sworn Mi'ima accounting
for tho full quantity of mi relnninb. coal
mlnod and pay tho royally nereon If the
ooal mining rights are no', being oj rated
such returns Bhould bo furnished ai least
once a year,
Tho leaso will include tjho coal mining
rights only, rescinded hy .Ihap. 27 of 45
Oeorgo V.  assented  to   l.'th   Jiin*.*..   111*1.
For full Inforinavlnu apnl cation sh* aid be
made to the Secretary of the I>opartinent of
tho Interior, Ottawa, or to I hy Apent or Sub-
Agent of Dominion  Lnu Ih
U. W. CORT,
Deputy V. iji ler of Interior.
N, B.—UnauthoH^d p./bllcntlnn of this
advertisement will fifll  bt) /aid for.  --83576.
VICTORIA TRADES AND LABll
Council—-Meets first and third Wetlnl
dnys, Lnhor Hall, 1424 Governmont i
nt 8 p.m. President, B. Simmons!
president, T. Doolev, 1278 Penman (
decretory, A, S. Wells, Box 802, ViclorM
B. 0.
INTEIINATIONAL UNION OF UNIT*!
Brewery Workmen, Loeal No. 280—Me|
nt K. of P. hall. North Pink stroet,
second and fourth Thursdays of each moiil
President, E. Orr; secretnry, W. E. Bnryf
2(142 Scott street, Victoria, B. C.
FRINGE  RUPERT,  B.   C.
PRINOE   RUPERT  TRADES  AND  LAB|
Council—Meets  second   and   fourth   Ttl
dnys   of   each   month,   in   Carpenters'   '
President, S. D. Macdonald | secretary, 1
Thompson, Box 273, Prince Rupert, B. C|
SOUTH WELLINGTON. V. I.
LOCAL UNION, NO. 872, U. M. W. of Al
Meets second and fourth Sundays of el
month, at 3:30 p.m., Richards Hall. Prl
dent, Walter Hend; vice-president, And J
Parker; recording secretary, James Bat«ini|
financial secretnry, W, Macdonald; treaty
or, J, II. Richardson.
TRAIL, B.  0.
BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS
Joiners, Local No. 285—Meets In Mint]
Hall, nvery Wednesday, 7:S0 p.m Pnl
dent, H. Bell; secretary, Fred CanneU, P I
Drawer 8., Trail, B. 0.
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Brief Outline of Things to
Be Done to Further
Labor's Cause
[By Waiter Head]
SOUTH WELLINGTON, Feb. 5.—
Sinco arriving home from attending tht
B. C. P. of L. convention I liavo re
ceived incomplete reports of tbe activity, resulting- from the most important mattor dealt with at the late convention, i.e., the formation of a political party.
J. H. Hawthornthwaite is already on
tho 30b. A meeting was hold in Ladysmith on Sunday last for tho purpose
of boosting (he industrial nnd political
organizntion and according to reports,
a gratifying start was made.
A movement has also been initiated
in South Wellington for the purpose of
securing ahall to be owned by the people and operated for tho people, which
is another stop in the right direction,
While a public hall may not bo "a
means of wealth production," the ownership of such a hall by tho peoplo is
a step in the direction of collective
ownership, and when the peoplo own
something collectively, a community
spirit is bred, and the principle of collective ownership is nt once demonstrated as being a good principle.
Within the course of a fow weeks
we hopo to be able to report groat
progress along the lines of political organizntion nnd without being unduly
optimistic tho writer will venture to
assert that those of us who were for-
Unnto fo be present at the convention
at which the now political party was
inaugurated, will, in years to como,
have occasion to look back with pride
to that convention.
Making History
Never before in the history of thc
B. C. P. of L. has such a unanimity of
opinion been shown   in   favor of the
workers taking politicnl action.
During the course of the political convention which immediately followed
tho regular convention incidents occured which woro almost historical
when prominent members of both of tho
old parties, as well as "snientiflcs,"
stood up on the floor of the convention and signified their willingness to
renounce all nllegianco to old-time
parties.
At times the convention took upon itself the nature of a revival meeting,
with the "saved" coming up to the
penitents' form.
A discussion nrose as to the advisability of placing a clause in tho membership roll which every member is to
be called upon to sign, demanding that
all members must renounce their membership with old parties. It was thought
that, the best interests of the pnrty
would be conserved by leaving such n
clause out. It was generally conceded
that once a mnn or woman became a
member of the party thev would rapidly
lose their old-party leanings and whilst
it wns thought that persons, with the
object of breaking up the party, could
got in, the objects of such evilly-disposed persons would readily be neutralized by the lnrge numbers of sincere
members that will surely be obtninod.
A Note of Warning
It must bo borne in mind by the members of this party that throughout history, whenever a movement hns been
inaugurated for tho purpose of overthrowing clnss rulo, the ruling class has
invariably mnnnged to take hold of
such a party and lead it into harmless
channels.
I need only to refer to Christianity
in its inception, which was a lower
class movement, inaugurated for tho
purpose of restoring to (ho common
peoplo that whicli wns rightfully theirs,
lit sought to overthrow an autocracy,
Whnt happened to that? Constantino
the Great, took hold of it; (00k the
s(ing out of it, and made of it n butt*
ress of class rule, nnd right on through
(he confurios, until the present day
the Christian church has beon (he hand'
maiden of tho r.iling clnss.
Thon again, we have Ihe trades union
movement, on this continent especially,
which, ot its inception, was bitterly
fought by the master clnss, but Infer
on such men ns ihe bite Mark Hanna
injected themselves into fhe movement,
used Ihe heads of tlie trades unions as
their lioutcmuifs and formulated fhe
policy of total abstinence along political lines. Mark Hanna used words to
this effect: That trades unions must
be trades unions, pure and simple; they
must eschew politics, ns if thoy were
poison, etc.; nnd the success of the
scheme to lond thc unions info harmless
channels is shown in the trados union
movement on the Amcricnn continent
todny with its hundreds of craft unions,
Sammy Gompers, Paddy Drapers, effl.
Let us build up a movement thnt will
profit, by the mistakes of the pnst nnd
by eternal vigilance prevent any stool-
pigeon of the muster class, by any
mentis, from lending us into harmless
channels.
Don't let us hnve n pnrty that, in the
words of L. D. Tnyor of tho Critic, may
be mistaken by the capitalist for a pink
tea.
Some Progressive Measures
However, wc will leavo our dismal
forebodings to the future, and work
wholo-hcnrtcdly for the success of the
pnrty that has arisen to fill a long-felt
want, tho success of which is assured,
if the welcome it is receiving from so
mnny different quarters, is any indication.'
Thc resolutions adopted by the B. C.
F. of L, convention would lend the outsider to believe that the convention
wns, in reality, a resolution factory, for,
while some of the resolutions wore of
the hardy annual variety, fhcre were
others that onnnoioied principles that
are flic basis  for n largo (.mount  of
NEWS FROM THE
LEGISLATURE
In order tbat readers of The
Federationist may not have to
depend altogether oil the capitalist press for their information as to what is done at the
legislature this session, the
management has arranged for
a special news service and
comment on legislation and
legislators.
This service is in line with
the plans for a better and
larger paper in connection with
tho new circulation project
outlined at the B O, F, of L,
convention.
A member of The Federatlonist news staff will be in
Victoria aU during the session
to watch legislation, especially that which effects the
working class, and the actions
of the various members of the
educational work, and others that have
sot in motion forcos that will undoubtedly have far-reaching effect. 1
Among the ilrst are the resolutions
dealing with the administration of
socinl industries by a joint board; the
establishment of stale unemployment
nnd henlth insuranco; the institution of
industrial unions in place of fhe present
incompetent craft unions, nnd last, but
not least, the nationalization of the
medical and dontal professions, each
onc of which could form the basis of a
volume of discussion, and no doubt will
form the basis of many articles during
the coming year.
This point alone should be takon into
consideration when the membership is
nskod to decide whother to place Thc
Federationist in the hands of the affiliated membership, for as an educational
medium the press is unparalelled, for
no speaker can address an audience as
largo as the increased circulation of
the workers' paper will provide.
The Returned Soldier
Another resolution dealing with the
appointment of a committeo to co-op-
orate with tho returned soldier is of
far-reaching importance, and will have
a tendency of divorcing the returned
soldier from tho old political parties,
whoso solo object in lining up the returned men is to exploit them for the
purposo of keeping the aforesaid old
party on the backs of the workera. The
returned soldiers' interests are best
conserved by the party of his own class
and tho returned soldiers' committeo
appointed by tho B. O. P. of L., will
no doubt bring this fact home to tho
returned soldier and finally succeed in
lining up the soldiers in thc political
party which represents the interest of
the wealth producers,
Tho 1918 convention of tho B. C. F.
of L,, taken all in nil, haB been the
most gratifying of all the conventions
held undor the auspices of tho Federation, and the success of tho convention now lies in tho hands of every
member of thc Federation to make or
mar.
This article must now be concluded
ns tho call to tho slave-pen is sounding in my ears (with upologies to our
friend Manson for the use of tho word
"slavo.").
FOOD SHARKS ARE
IMMUNE FROM
If E
Not a Solitary Hoarder of
Foodstuffs Has Been
Interfered With
Njew Food Controller Not
Expected to Be Improvement Over the Old
If the good people of this country are
looking to get any relief from the food
hogs of Cnnnda by renson of H. B.
Thomson taking the place of Hanna,
they nre doomed to be disappointed, for
Thomson seems to be walking in
Hanna's footsteps by asking the people
to cat sparingly of this or of that.
Neither Hanna did, nor limy Thomson
be expected to, lay a finger on the cold
storage speculator and the food shark.
Bight here in Vancouver tons of food
are hoarded to keep prices up. And tho
nerve of tho government to threaten
pooplo not to "hoard" flour! Whatever flour that will be hoarded has all
beon hoarded long ngo by tho food
sharks of this and other cities, just the
same as eggs, butter, cheese, bucon,
meats of all kinds, vegetables and
fruits aro making the cold storage
plnnts groan now under their weight.
Tho government has taken no action
against thom. Not one of these food
hogs has been sent to jnil as an example
to the othors, nor hns one of them been
fined for withholding public food. Bofore the food control department gets
through it will probnbly put some poor
porson in jail for "hoarding" a sack
of flour. But it will never touch the
pocket of the profiteer.
It is romarkablc, but a fact, thnt the
peoplo, in whom aro vested according
to tho theory of democracy all the
powers of the state, are apparently so
helpless to prevent a fow food monopolists from starving thein.
The peoplo nro peons of the foqd
speculators.
Throe thousand yoars ago in the
book of Proverbs was written:
"Tho rich ruleth over thc poor and
tho borrower is servant to the lender."
And that is moro true today than it
probably was way back in the ages.
At tho will of the government, ana
the conveniences of public officials who,
by the way, were elected to office by
the votes of the working class, mib
lionoiro monopolists are allowed to multiply their profits.
H. B. Thomson is not the man to interfere with them, either.
a racTSi
FAR	
Lure of Gold Beckons Old-
Timer Down the Long:,
Long: Trail
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Jan. 12.—A
new discovery hus boen made about 25
miles from Good News Bay. and today
I nm leaving here for fhe latest stampede—a long trip, about 1100 miles. If
tho dogs hold out, will take about a
month to make it. Everything dead
here, and this is my only "out."   We
'We Make AU We Sell"
Sprightly SPRING SUITS
Snappy "SLIP-ON COATS
of Donegal Tweeds
This is no ordinary announcement. AVe bought these famous
DONEGAL TWEEDS at the old prices—before the war quota-
tions.
—We got the opportunity and wc snatched it up quickly, knowing that whon we made them up into SUITS and COATS we
could beat the market for LOW PRICES and ALL-ROUND
VALUE.
—Here they are, ready for inspection by the most fastidious
critics.   New Cut, New Collars, New Pockets.
—Exceptional values that make a strong appeal.
Donegal Tweed Suits, for $25.00
Donegal "Slip-on" Coats for 816.50
Opp. Drysdale's
"We Sell AU We Make'
Cut Rate Drugs
J2Y breaking the Drug Combine we have solved
the problem in Vancouver of the high cost of
living so far as your Drug wants are concerned.
Compare the prices and service at cur stores with
what you have been getting.
Iron Cross of Glory That
Awaits the Hero Upon
His Return
[By a Roturned Soldier]
Buxton, Aug. 14, 1917.
This morning we foil in, about dim *,,i«lm.*'1 vory roluotunt to leavo
.,         ,   »        . ,. .,„    m               , Alaska; with us it is a enso of "Man-
thousand of us, at 0,30.   Ihe sergeant* „m„   ■**          tod ,„ BM B„rdcn   „, ,,is
majors called tho rolls of their rospec*! conge last election, but next time! Will
tive companies.   The band led tho way write you upon  my arrival  upon the
to the station; we bonrdod the train scene of tho latest '"discovery."
for  , and found tho big stenm- The* Commercial club tried hard to
or Mognntic awaiting our coming hnvo the oight-hour law revoked hero,
Wc got aboard. but up to this timo hnve failed, nnd the
Tho Mogantlo  is  r,  most  beautiful law is being generally observed,
piece of machinery if you sny it quick. Had a long loiter from  Oswald A.
But as n passenger ship thero is certain* Rowan (W. F. of M.), nnd he is now
ly a hick com ng. some pumpkins nt the front, apparently.
I've hnd ninny a trip on many a ship, He relates Inlorostlngly of doing somo
but none so rough us this.   Bough in u coiling work lit  an altitude of 21.0*1
way thnt could bo remedied.   Tho smell f,,„|.   s„vs t),js war is getting his allot paint made must of us sick.           Jgorn, but u hotter understanding now
prevails, and the soldiers are all becom
ing one big happy family
Best of good lack to yon nnd yours,
and success to The Federationist."
Margaret Marriott As a Boy
Next week Margaret Marriott wll] play tin*
greatest boy pari ever written int.. a jilay, In
the liiu* melodrama "Young America," ami
will givo licr many atltnlrora another big surprise. "Young America" is a play particularly suited to Vancouvor audiences, as il is
full uf lifi* from boginnlng to end ami contains r of ito.se delightful stories so evenly
blended with comedy, nullum no.I exciting in*
aidants,   A trained dog, who Is tht niian*
ton of Un* **A rican Boy" (Y is* Ai *i*
ca) ploys oneof the most Important lilirts in
tore
f  lit.
Thi
Vancouver Drug Co.
The Original Cut Rate Druggists
MAIN STOBB:
405 Hastings St. W. Phones Say. I960 A 1966
BRANOH STORES:
7 Hastings Street West Seymour 3632
782 Oranvllle Street Seymour 7013
2714 Oranvllle Street Bay. 2314 A 17440
412 Main Street Seymour 2032
1700 Commercial Drive High. 236 A 17330
Hall Order Department for out-of-town customers,   Same prices and service i
our over our counter.   Address 407 Hastings Street West.
Union Made Shoes
—Look fot* the Union Labol on OUR SHOES; they've all got it.
—Our Footwear is made in Ihe host Union Factories, by skilled
workmen.
—This is yonr kind ol' a shoe store, Mr. Union Man.
LOOK FOR THE LABEL
The Ingledew Shoe Co.
666 ORANVILLE STREET
tlio awful coffee »vo had was onu of
tlio awfullost thlnga to bo remembered
fur ever.
"It is only chicory," said n Borgonnt.
Tliis sergeant wus apparently not
posted.
"Chicory?" I nuked him in amazement.
Chicory nothing," put in another
cohirado, who sat near us. "Wa cut
straw burned black and rotten aud labelled coffee."   lie was right.
Tho stench of tin' steerage quarters
was akin tu the coffee in rottenness, lt
was guaranteed to sicken on sight, and
kill if persisted in.
The part that hurts is the fact those tlie cost nnd lends thui toudi of 	
a woo bit higher in rank rod,: lirst class. J'*" »„■ J»* i.,,]1™,^; _^..«>
Such us stuff Bcrgounts, sorgonnt-mejor, ,c*.*ilo iiroiltioUon t.f "Young America" win
captains nnd muiors, who lntd novor eclipse nny of Mr. Hontor'a previous efforts,
scon Franco nor nny front uguinst tho »"•> .}■*• .How-lf*'*! ,-■>« «ntlro raht nre
enemy.  While wo poor broke, in health j """ bl"" "" """ ■"■""""* ■■""*■
nnd crippled lit the hands of the Hun I :	
hnvo lo ride and feed liko swino. -""'il class on a White star liner again.
Tlio mnn thnt speaks to mo in favor Now, this ship is chartered by tlio
of tho present governmont, I'll knock governmont, nnd run on govornmonl
his block off. linos and rules.   This being so, in lionv*
We huve none. °**B' name I nsk, why wore not thoso
We're liko tho natives in Africa, cold-footed captains nnil majors, who
Wo 're a peoplo without a country. The ! never suw uction, made lo ritlo third-
country boltings to "first class" crooks, j class, and a few of the worst cripples,
We, the workers, have no say in tho , who nro ronl men regardless of rank, nl*
govornment nor in anything else thnt j lowed to rido first-class?
counts in Cnnnda. As long ns we're] You mny think this too plain or too
willing to livo on bilge wnter, and go, strong. Knots are, it isn't plain enough
nhcad and pile up tlio profits for our J nor strong enough. If it could be writ-
war contractors who livo on tho fat of ton in Wood and burn like lire on tho
the land, all's well as far ns they're render's heart, it might convoy to hint
concornod. a likeness of the writer's feelings, in
But, remember, thero Is a day of reck* i regnrd to the blasted, cankerous red
lining coming. Now remember! And | tnpc, that juggle with human lives, for
soon, tool ft l*c,v Pnltry pennies apiece.    Which
l'e'rsonully, nt the front, I wns n first*, moans millions lo thetnsolvcB.
clnss soldier—a front lino soldier. Evory ' Now, ns n citizen and a native of this
night out undor Gorman flnrcs, machine , lienutif.il country of Cnnada, I nm not,
guns, whiz-bangs, bombs, ballets and ns ll might be thought, looking fur re-
bayonets. And as a result wns wound- j venge or notoriety. But in the name of
ed three times. Now, broken nnd crip*: Ond, I nm asking and voicing thc mind
pled, back in tho snfe such as riding on : of millions of citizens, Unit justice bo
a White Stnr liner. I liavo to take third 'doled out to those first-claw otooks—
ela«s. And such olMjt Oh, my Qoil,; the politicians, by tin* long-mllTering
demur mo from ovof huving to ride , citizens of Ihiii fair Dominion.
Just Treatment Means
Good Service
Quotations from Ihe report of tbe Oregon Public
Service Commission on public Utility problems:
"If any public service commission should make a
practice of enforcing- rates which would not attract
free capital, it is certain that the community would
eventually lose more than it would gain."
"It is time to realize that good service can be obtained only by just und equitable treatment. No
starved horse ever pulled a heavy load. The utilities
have been deprived of the power to make unjust
profits. They must also be protected against unjust
losses. If a utility is driven into a position where
its credit is impaired and it can obtain money for
operations and extensions only at unreasonable cost,
the public must share the loss."
"Rates must at all times be kept down in conformity
with the value and the cost of the servioe rendered.
Justice, therefore, requires that when costs go up,
the rates should do likewise."
"The law forbids the establishment of rates whose
effect will be the confiscation of the property of tbe
utility. It has been shown to the satisfaction of the
commission that the existing rates, with the present
cost of operation, are in fact confiscatory. What
the commission has no legal right to establish it has
no moral right to maintain."
CSx&tcctrtc
Carrall and Hastings
1138 Granville
Phone Sey.
5000
J PAGE POUR
THE BRITISH  COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
FRIDAY February
1918
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"Unity of Labor:   tbe Hope of tbo World'
FBIDAY...
..February 8, 1918
MANY A TIME and oft have
Labor parties been launched,
and many a time have they
achieved nothing more consequential
than dying. Some times they have ef-
fcetod their demise
VIGOROUS MOVE by being absorbod
IN THE RIGHT or .swallowed up by
DIRECTION. the older and stron
ger parlies of capitalism, and upon oilier occasions they
have removed themselves from tho
stage of publicity by just plain death.
Instances are not unknown wherein alleged Labor parties have maintained a
sort of ghostly perpetuity long after
they had censed to express any Of the
ordinary and duly recognized symptonis
of a bona fide existence. While this
sort of ghostly perpetuity mny not bo
exactly equivalent to act.nil demise, it
at least bears a very close similarity to
that condition which is sometimes referred to as Innocuous desuetude, a stage
of harmless dry rot that frequently precedes final dissolution.
* # *
Tho fate of so many Lubor parties of
the past hus no doubt been at least
largely due to their premature arrival
upon the scene of events. Until capitalist development had reached a stage
making their appearance absolutely
necessary to further the cause of human progress, by the overthrow of the
ruling class and thus clearing the
ground ^r a better civilization, saeh
movements would bc premature and
little better than flashes in the pan,
though, perchance, being prophetic indications of what was eventually lo
come. But the wheel of evil fortune to
the ruling class has made rapid turns
within thc past few years. Swiftly has
como tho culmination of its long and
vicious regime of plunder nnd rapine.
That regime is even now going out in
a perfect blaze of blood and murder
glory, that may bc likened unto a complete self-renunciation by sclf-immola-
'tion upon thc altar of suicidal madness. And by the same token the hour
for human liberty has struck. The
doom of slavery is at hand. The dawn
of Labor's dav is breaking through the
dark clouds of tyranny aud oppression
that have hung for centuries over thc
toiling slaves throughout ruling class
civilization. The fog of ignorance ami
superstition is being dissipated from the
minds of the men and women of labor,
aud a new light has come unto them.
A now song is upon their lips and a
new spirit stirs them to action. The
blood now courses through their veins
with new life, and they are osporlono-
inrr thrills of joy and hope that woro
unknown to them before the rainbow of
promise appeared upon the Rassian horizon nbove the red clouds of ruling class
savagery and bloody war. And that is
why the Pedernted Labor Pnrty is possible now. And that is why revolutionary action upon thc pnrt of the workers
of" all hinds is not only now possible,
but inevitable.
* *        *
The Federationist prophesied in n
previous issue, that thc B. C. Federation
of Labor, at its then approaching convention, would "not bc found in the
camp of reaction." That, prophecy has
been iustiftod. The action takon by the
convention delegates in launching a
Labor party was practically unanimous.
And the most significant nnd commendable feature of it is that there was no
disposition manifested to confine thoir
actions to the somewhat narrow linos
of trade unnionism. No effort was
made to launch a trado union party.
The new orgnnization makes no distinction botwoon organized and unorganized
worker" It is essentially a movement
calculated to enlist the interest, and activity of everv advanced and progressive' thinker, whether an nctunl wage
slave or not. And every advanced and
progressive Ihinker; every person who
is nut of sympathy with ruling clnss
civilization end its rutUloss tyrannies:
everv one who is really a democrat and
would do service in Ihe cause of domocracy nnd for its realization, is essentin -
lv a revolutionist, for. it is only througb
Evolution thnt iheir social hopes and
aims can be attained. And all sueh
iust aa truly respond tn the call of the
Russian Bolsheviki, ns does, lho needle
to Ihe pcile. Ami there is no political
and economic place for all snch: there
is no Held fnr their activities', there is
110 cause which Ihey can consoiontiouB-
ly espouse, o.itside of the political end
economic progrnmmn nf the revolutionary proletariat of tho world.
out to us according to official order.
We would bo sent to bed by official
edict and be roused from eur virtuous
slumbers by the same token, instead
jof remaining free, as at present, to go
to bed when we eould and leave it to
Ihe alarm clock to rescje us from the
arms of Morpheus'in time to prevent
the loss of our job. Ouh hair was !o be
eut by law and. upon only such dates
as had been duly and properly set aside
for the purpose by legal enactment.
Even the cutting of our eye teeth was
no longer to bo left to the time-honored and age-long conventional process,
but was to bo attended to by a public
official garbed iu the full panoply of
law. In very fact wo were forewarned
of tho horrible fate that awaited us
under the terrible tyranny that soapbox agitators were, with malice aforethought, endeavoring tu induce us to
foolishly pLinge into.
Happily, however, we escaped that
awful fate. That wo have escaped is
due, not so much to our own remarkable intelligence in being ablo to discover the plot being luid for us by the
wicked ones who called us slaves and
loudly professed to be commissioned tu
delivered us from our chains, as to the
self-sacrificing devotion of our dearly
boloved captains of industry; _ our
moral, spiritual and ethical guardians;
our brilliant and much-revered stntes-
men, government officials, prohibitionists, Roosevelts, Gompers and a multitude of other gabbling females, also
mostly of thc wrong sex.
* * *
' And now wo are saved. Wc aro eon-
scripted by law for purposes of slaughter. Wo me within easy reach of a
similar conscription for the purpose of
being skinned by governmental edict.
It must be admitted thnt this will not
be enough of a chango from our former
condition to be worth writing home
about. Our conscription will only thus
bo made a little more open than before, but no less complete. Wo are
now being told by governmental authority what wc may and may not ent,
drink and wear, and upon what occasions we may so indulge. True, the
good work has but begun, but by the
way that food and fool controllers nnd
prico and other grotesque fixers are
hitting it up, we shall all be eventually
whipped into perfect mold and form,
by governmental edict, In a mnnner to
suit even the most fastidious soap-boxer
that ever soap-boxed. And that, too,
without being plunged into the horrors
of a materialistic Socialism thnt would
be in evory wny repugnant to the ethereal soul o'f all' true Christians. Every
humnn animal in thc United States that
now partakes ofl his feed in a public
hostelry or cafe, is limited in his rations to two ounces of this and still
less of that, and upon certain days and
at certain hours he must do this nnd is
forbidden to do anything else. But we
mny thank the bourgeois God that we
have not been forced to suffer the humiliation of having this salvation forced
upon us by wicked and profane Socialists. Coming, as it does, at the bauds of
our dear self-appointed custodians und
guardians, it is much more palatable end
pleasing. While they nre snving the
world for democracy they are saving
the people of the world from "regimen
tntion" under a brutal and degrading
Socialist regime. It is like killing
"two birds with one stone." And
that is going some. And we anxiously
await the arrival of the evening paper
in order to lenrn at tho earliest possible moment what it will be legal to
eat upon the morrow, provided wo have
the price. Down with Socinlism and
its tyranny and "roginientntion." Up
with'the banner of democracy and freedom. Let us hold fast to thc glorious
liberties we now enjoy, rather than fly
to tho evils that arc as yet unknown
to us.
I
elleuco as "thc fundamental basis
upon whieh the entire business structure is built, i.e., human slavery. The
social evil, the whisky traffic, the graft
and corruption that makes of so-called
civilized society an overwhelming
stench in the nostrils of decency, constitutes the fetid scum that continually
rises to tho surface of the malarial
swamp of ruling class civilization. It-
is all as sweet aad clean as the swamp
itself, and that is as clean as the sower
of human slavery from whence
comes its filth and slime.
* * *
Perhnps our correspondents may bc
able to gather from these few remarks
that wc are by no menns partial to the
liquor traffic. In the matter of traffic
we are strictly neutral. We play no
favorites. We' hate the whole system
of exploitation that makes this world
frenzy of buying, selling, trading, trafficking, lying, cheating, swindling, poisoning, adulterating, end incidentally
wholesale butchery, possible. And wo
know full well that there can never
be pence, decency and fraternity In
humnn society, until thut slavery upon
whicli the entire iniquitous structure of
plunder, rapacity und rapine rests, has
been abolished., And wo most devoutly
hopo that no subscriber will become so
peeved because ,of our obtuse attitude
in this mutter, as to refuse to renew
his valued subscription. Wo do, for a
fact.
LABORING
UNDER SOME
MISTAKE
The launching of the Federated Labor
Party is a timely move. Tt is a vigorous move in the right direction The
time is opportune. The psychological
moment is here. There has already been
„ most astonishing response to the call
thus sent forth for labnr action along
own political lines.   There nre inter-
slore  for  this
it
oiting developments in
province in the immedintn future, developments that, will bring no cheer to
the henrts of those interests that live
and thrive by the toil and sweat of
tdnves.   Stick a pin there.
AT THE same lime thnt the "world
is   being  made  safo  for   democracy," it is also bing saved from
fhe horrors that  were to come upon il
in ense Ihe wicked Socialists succeeded
in bringing
BEINGS4VT.T) their sinful sn-
FROM THE TTORRORS cinl   nnd    eeo-
OF SOCIALISM nomic concepts
lo a triumphant realiznlion. Tt is elenrly within
the memory of most of us when we
n«ed tn be' frightened nut of our poor
,vi1s bv weird tnles of whnt wns in
filore for us under a-"Socialist gov-
eminent." onco we had been weak
enoicrh to allow snch n horror to be
foisted unnn W by Imranguing flOOp-
boxers, wild-eyed anarchists nnd I. W.
\V desperadoes. How well do wo remember being told that "under Socinlism" we would nil bo compelled to
livo in houses exactly allko;  cat the
F THERE is nny one thing that The
Federationist is particularly interested in it is that, of removing delusions from the minds of ethers, while
stubbornly clinging to its own. Wc
sometimes wonder
how it is that
pooplo are often met
with who seem to
be nblo to draw
conclusions that are enlirely at varl-
aaee with the subject matter from wliich
they arc drawn. A noticeable caso in
point is found in thc following communication, which speaks for itself:
Editor D, C. Poiloratlonlst: 1 nm in receipt
of your notlco ro annual subscription. -My
sympathies nro entirely with the worliiiiffinaTi
nnd ns your paper aiipoars, fur Bomo, to mo,
Inexplicable rowon, to favor (he f»1c or
use of Intoxicating liquor, I regret timt I
mn quite unable, in these circumstances, tn
givo you the little support In my powor.
Vou nre nt liberty tn publish this letter
together with ouch criticism ns you may
tidnk desirable which I personally will peruse
with Intonso Intoroat. In fact, it would lie
of undoubted benefit did you take tins letter os a nucleus for a clean, wholesome,
unbiased discussion hy the workers themselves on tho uso nf liquor ww that we liavo
hnd a taste of what ii h to bo almost without it.    Yours  faithfully,
SIDNEY AbUIAX.
* m *
As a matter of fact neither the editor or any other member of The Fed-
ernlionist slalf owns, or ever did own,
any browery, distillery, malt house,
wholesale or retail whisky mill or other
booze joint. In so far ns the records
show none of these eminenlly worthy
and deserving persons evor even owned
as much as a single share of stock in
any such enterprise. And W0 believe
it can be demonstrated beyond all reasonable doubt that wo do not care a
cuss what any one either oats, drinks
or wears so long as they do it at their
own expense, or at least not at ours.
»! * *
Wc have just as much respect, reverence and admiration for the traffic in
booze as we have for the traffic in anything else. Tho selling of whisky ns
woll as of every other thing is nfilher
more nor lcs.s than a traffic in humnn
flesh. The fact that thn a foresaid
flesh is first coined into the whisky or
other junk does not alter the fnct. The
most it docs Is to thinly disguise it.
That world obsession nf buying nnd
selling that efernully engnges tho nc-
livilics of Ihe ynns homo of nil lands,
is merely nn incident, of human slavery.
Tt is all buill upon the robbery of Iho
slaves of production, When they have
been robbed of everything else then
Ihey are robbed of their labor power.
That they get nothing ior it Is ubso-
lutcly proven by ihe fact thai they
nover hnve anything, They continually
expend it fnr nothing, (ha master class
e;etling the enlire product of that labor
|iower, being compelled only to see 1 lint
Ihe humnn engine ef production (Ihe
slave) is Stoked with fuel (fond, He.)
just like any other engine, eilher gus
or steam. And ench nnd all of thc
lines of traffic thnt are predicated upon
lho enslavement nnd exploitation of
labor are just ns clean, and honorable,
THE DOMINANT world obsession
these days is wealth. Everybody
worships at its shrine. Everybody
talks about it. Everybody chuscs il,
dreams about it, and hope to seize it.
He who has it longs
THE FLEASING for more, anil nsunl-
HALLUCINATIONly leads a life of
OF WEALTH. misery in trying to
add to his holdings.
And at fhe same time those who have
it also turn heaven and earth to blow
it in while they hen gon to it and increase its bulk. It sometimes looks ns
though the world had gone wealth-mad,
and that modern civilization was little
better than a large-sized crazy house.
Men lie for wealth, fight for wealth nnd
die for wealth, oftentimes entirely oblivious of Ihe fact that they, as individuals, never have any of it, and can never
hope to get nny. Thoso who do not
havo it are, as a rule, miserable because
of the want of it. Those who have it in
the greatest mensure often nppcnr to
not only be equally as miserable, but
frequently more coarse, vulgar nnd disreputable than those to whoni it is nn
entire stranger. It is the proud boast
of these most glorious days of ruling
clnss blood, slaughter nnd devastntion.
that fortunes are being accumulated
more rapidly nnd nro nssuming a far
greater magnitude than ever before. It
seems that the human blood and butchery business is eilher a most profitnble
one, or it nets as a powerful and paying
stimulus lo other lines of business effort
to volunmiiiously pour forth the figurative flood, that spells wealth gotfen for
nothing, iu the great nnd beneficent
scheme cf uplift nnd snncfificntion
.known as finance, trade and commerce.
* -■!< #
But The Federnfionist begs leavo to
onee more call the attention of its
readers to the solemn fact that there is
not a whit more wealth in fhe world today than thero was when the curtain
was raised upon this delightful ruling
class performance in Europo in tho
gladsome days of 1014. In fact, thero
is less now than there wns then by just
exactly the number of possible producers of the requisite things of life who
have been massacred daring the dclec-
table nnd glorious circus. For there is
no wealth possible outside of Ihe men
and women who produce the food, clothing, shelter and other needed things,
(hose slaves nf modern capitalist industry who toil and sweat in feeding to a
fascinating fatness the vlugnr and conscienceless rulers of Ihe modern world
nnd bedecking them nnd theirs with nil
the gewgnws and frippery that tlieir
narrow vanity nnd sordid souls may
fancy.
* •<! %
There is no properly except slaves.
The working people of the enrth constitute the sole properly of Ihe ruling
class. There is nothing outside of Hint
property that cnn feed, clothe and
otherwise provide for the owner. Tho
test of proporty is to provido susten-
mice for its owner without effort upon
his part. It is the slave alone that enn
do the trick. It is, therefore, to the.
slnvo alone that the term property cnn
truthfully apply. AVere it not fnr him,
property, in the cnmmercial acceptance
of tho terln, would not and could not
exist. Thoro would be nothing ou earth
that could bring to its owner a profit.
There would be nothing to be vatod in
terms of finunce, trade and investment.
* * *
Now, as to tho accumulation of
woalth, there is none. As this humble
sheet has frequently pointed out, the
production of food, etc., of each year
or lesser period, is consumed its fast as
il is produced. Them is imver any pur-
plus, tluil is hiking it year by year.
Everything \$ used up as fast as il is
produced. There is no accumulation,
except of figures; the product
of lnbor i3 taken by niters and
masters and passed along the
ehannels of trada and commerce, so-
called, until it has been consumed by
tho workers, tho mnsters, and olher
parusites nnd supernumeraries camped
along fhe luscious trail. It is taken
Indus bolus front Ihe workers who produce it for the very simple reason thnt
there is nothing either on earth, in the
heavens or hell itself wherewith to
make payment. There is nothing conceivable thnt enters into lho exchange
of tho market, except the products of
labor. Thero is nothing measurable in
terms of exchange outside of (hose, products. Therefore, there is nothing, nnd
there can bo nothing with which to
make any payment, either in the working man or nny one elso. Products nre
laken from Ihe slaves who bring them
forth aad nothing is given in return,
As there is nothing with which fo mnke
payment to thn workers who have produced these Ihings, for the reasons already set forth, by the same token there
is nothing with which fo make payment
between those who suhsofpienily divide
the plunder among themselves and cnll
it business. Tho working man, Ihe producer, receives a premise fo pay, which
ing    with    those    kiscful    four-logged
slaves.
* * #
That;, which is not of necessity fed
lo the wage slaves and the working
farmers, (these are luit modified wage
slaves, their slavery being very thinly
disgniBcd under a fancied ownership of
their land nnd tools) is passed from
hand to hand through business channels until it is consumed ns already re-
luted. It is sort of skidded along, the
ways being greased with the same sort
of promises to pay that were used to
hocus pocus the producer into believing
that he had been paid for what he did
in the flrst instance. After the stuff
has all been consumed, thc grouse still
remains in the shape of a most imposing
array of figures upon bnnk ledgers,
stocks, bonds, bills, mortgages aud other
clever contrivances of financinl decep-
lion and ruling clnss legerdemain. This
imposing array of figures is us fervently WOTBllippOtI by the devotees of grent
woalth, and it is but fair to say that, by
fnr the greater lumber of these devotees nre to be found among the silly
asses who have produced all of Ihe real
wenlth, the food, clothing, etc., nnd
been mulcted out of il, as were the
stone gods of pagan times -worshipped
by the fools of thos.' days.
* * *
After one year's production has been
thus disposed nf, and the figures ropro-
Bchting the magnitude of tho year's
plunder have been added to those previously necumulnted, there usually occurs
what is jocularly termed the "cutting
of a melon." This really amounts to
nothing but a division of the figures accumulated during the year, among the
players according lo tlie duly recorded
paper bluff they individually aro able
to put up. "While it appenrs to bc a
most solemn and impos'in*,? performance
to Henry Dubb, this "melon cutting"
is a most mirth-provoking comedy to
nny one who is not wilfully, persistently and mathematically blind. After
cavorting thusly around tlie grotesque
circle of one per annum's financial
flimflam, and having gntlen neatly
away with the season's swag, with, no
trace left but the figures, nil that is
necessary to properly open up tho succeeding year's cycle is to use just
enough of the accumulated grease (figuratively speaking, of courso), to bnm-
booide'thc slaves for about one payday
and these same slaves will immediately
recoup tho masters for the expenditure,
d all down through Ihe glad new year
there will como forth an array of entirely new figures (termed surplus
value) to mount up on top of previous
accumulations, and thus swell the magnitude of the wealth of the world, still
figuralively speaking, to be sure. But
that this accumulation of figures is an
accumulation of wealth, or has nny connection whatever wilh wenlth accumulation, is one of the most grotesque hallucinations of this highly intellectual
nge of things ludicrous, paradoxical and
grotesque. It is. however, a most prevalent hnlbicination. Nearly everybody
toles it around with him. Very amusing!    Very much so. indeed!
slaves for the purpose of settling a^iy
quarrels that may arise oyer the plunder, by sotting these silly animals to
fighting and gutting one another in the
glorious cause thnt is none of their
business. It may be seen from this
that not only do the slaves pay for
everything by Ihe very fnct of producing it, but not satisfied with this
foolishness they also contribute Ihe
blood and guts thnt besmear an otherwise decent landscape, and do it to the
eminent satisfaction uud the very great
glory of their quarrelling and conscienceless mnsters, who thus are enabled to wreak vongonaco upon ench
other by slave proxy. Aud when the
slaves of one gang of quarrelling masters havo killed off the slaves of another equally delectable gang, or have
so exhausted those slaves that Ihey can
no longer "carry on," lho dove of rul-
ing-elass peace again hovers over thc
scene until a new crop of slaves cnn
be bred up and made ready I'm' anothor
glorious spectacle of similar merit. And
it is thus thai slave civilization is made
one continuous round of Ineffable delight to ignorant and docile slaves and
their vulgar and ill-bred masters.
* * *
And now, you silly asses, for heaven '^
sake, give us a rest about pnying for
this whr. Let your masters alono. Keep
your noses in your own business. Keep
oa digging for ihe aggrandizement and
glory of those who rule over you. That
is what you are for. Proof of it is to
be found in the fact that you do it,
and you certainly do it fairly well. Vou
pny for everything. Gel that in your
noodles. It is ull taken from you without any payment whatever. It matters
not whether il be munitions of wur or
munitions of pence, it is all thi' snme.
You do it. Nobody but you and your
fellows. You pny. And so far you
havo been perfectly willing to do so,
for your stupid souls hnve never risen
above the reverent contemplation of n
job. That's a slavo's billet. There is
where he labors and pays. And beyond
that all payment is pure and unadulterated air iu motion. Go lo, thou sl.ig-
gard. Clear your vision. Get the sand
out of your eyes. Tho more you seo
the less will you be inclined to squawk
about that whieh is none of your business.
is nothing but an order upon Iho warehouse for sufileieat fond, etc., to enable
him to refortify himsolf with energy so
that he mny be nblo to continuo upon
Ihe morrow to produce wealth thai is
to be tnken from him for nothing, the
same ns tho dny before. It \_ just Ihe
same as is done without nny pretense
of democrncy, liberty or payment, by
Ihe owners of horses and mules in denl-
IT IS becoming rather tiresome to
hear so much complaint raised
against the wealthy ones of the
world becnuse "the expense of the
War" ig not being paid by these people, ns, in the
WORRYING OVER opinion of fhe
OTHER PEOPLE'S complainants, it
BUSINESS properly      shoald
be. If there is aay
one propensity that is more pronounced
in the makeup of the human animal
than any other, it is that of poking his
nose into olher people's business while
neglecting his own. Wc have noticed
that many of the complaints ngainst
the flnnncial short comings of tho
wealthy in connection wilh this war,
have come from workingmen nnd tlieir
journals, dust why this is so must be
considered as a mystery, unless it is
due to the peculiar propensity already
referred to.
* * *
Even thc most ignorant and deluded
workingman is not quite foolish enough
to fancy this war to be his war. lie
does not need to be londed with nn undue jag of common sense to know thai
it is a ruling-class wnr, and if he possesses even a reasonable amount of intelligence l)a must also know that
neither this war or any other would
or eould be possible, unless it had something lo do with the enslavement of
himself and his class throughout the
world. Wars can bo fought only over
plunder. There is nothing else to fight
about. There never was anything else
to light about. All wars have been
fought over the plunder, either token
or to be tnken, from slnves. Dub them
in many cases as religions wnrs if wc
will, but strip Ihe religious pretense
from them and you will discover that
beneath that mask thoro lurks the
dull, sordid crime of slavery and ils
incidental plunder, as tho motivo
prompting Ihe thunder of the guns nnd
Ihe dealh-rattle in the throats of the
victims. Thero is nothing elso to it.
And rare, indeed, has the slave clnss
risen in war against ils rule and robbery, and even Ihen it has been spasmodic, and lucking in clearness of concept nnd deliuileness of purpose. Lacking this all slave uprisings hnve laken
on the ehnracler of mere revolts, mere
acts of* rebellion. The first real breakaway from Ihis in nil history, is found
in the case of ihe workers and peasants
of Itussia, in the present revolution in
that land.
* # tf
As thc present war is a ruling-class
War, whose business is it who pays for
it, unless it be the business of those
rulers themselves? Is it not a fact
that whatever manner or method of
financing— or paying, as some thoughtlessly term it—tho wur is determined
by tho class whose wnr it is, is purely
the concern of (ho class interested?
8iich being the cuso is it uot sheer lnv
ptidonco'for any ono outside the ruling
class itsolf In slick his or her nose into
it? Tt really seems ns though slnves
should, by this time, know why they
arc held in bondnge. It is the function of slaves to produce for their mas-
tors whatever those masters may re-
| aire. It is iheir mission to produce
nil this for nothing. Olherwise whnl
would they be good for? What other
purpose could possibly lie behind their
enslavement? The slaves produce
everything thero is that is, or can be,
measured in terms of money or exchnnge. They do it for nothing. There-
fore, thev pny for everything, by the
mere fact nf producing it. No further
payment is possible or even thinkable.
The mnsters USO the stuff Ihns produced.
Tt is none of thc slaves' business whnt
purpose it is used for, or how. Thnt
is lho business of the maulers, Whatever quarrels these masters may get
into nmong Iheinsolves in regnrd to apportioning the plunder, is likewise none
of the slaves' businoss. It is (ho mnsters' business,    howevor,    to uso tho
UNUSUAL   MERIT
The fact of Birks being such well-known dealers in precious gems is not the solo reason why it is favored as a
reliable gift-house.
The diamond purchaser finds that in addition to price
advantage he is sure of obtaining gems OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY, He knows the firm's guarantee lo
cover this.
Look through cur fine establishment at any
time.        Open Saturdays until \);_0,
Granville St.
Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir.
catch
not i
?   feels   in-
fisherman 's
Ihe average for lhi
ch more than $125.
* * *
And if any lying scril
clined to look upon ihe
job as a sinecure, lei him guess again,
It is a hard job at the best, and thaj
it is not, without ils dangers and hardships is well known lo all who have
any knowledge of the sea aud of the
nature of ihe fisherman's calling. Eut,
as hns already been snid, il is everybody's privilege to lie nbout the slnves.
They might as well carry Ihe sins of
the whole labor-skinning nnd
juggling world upou their back
Bolsheviki disclosures of secret treuties
may yet fix upon them the responsibility for the present r.iling-clnss
bloody monkey-show. But in the meantime the Canadian fool controller's attention should lie called to the utterly
reckless manner in which Ihe fishermen
of this const force the price of fish lo
such prohibitive heights, And the
ghost of Ananias may well walk the
corridors of ghostdom in jealous rage
at being completely outclassed by a
cheap scribe of this eminently truthful
nge.
The
WE used to be inclined to fancy
that tales of Baron Munchausen were deliberately calculated
to test the elasticity of human credulity
to tho utmost. We wero even led to
believe during our
ANANIAS MADE younger days that
TO LOOK LIKE Ananias was also
THIRTY OENTS something of a
liar himself.- We
hnve listened to politicians reel off
falsehoods by Ihe yard and confess lo
having at times greatly admired them
for their achievements in so doing and
gelling by with it. But probably more
lies have been told about workingnion
than about any other type of animal
on earth. Of course everybody is on-
titled to be about those particular animals, and lay every sin at their door,
for it is manifestly clear that tlie creator designed them for the specific put-
pose of officiating as a sort of goat
upon which to unload the sins of all
the world.
* * *
Speaking of fairy tales and unblushing mendncity, however, it has been
left to thc Canadian Fisherman, "a
monthly journal devotod lo the commercial fisheries of Canada nnd Newfoundland," to make Baron Munchausen
look like a piker nnd rudely thrust old
Ananias into tho George Washington
class of liars. The January issuo of
this mendacious journal, which, by the
way, is published in Montreal, among
other gems of ,truth contained iu its
editorial colums relutes tho following
weird and humorous tale:
' 'Tlio public nil over Cntmiin nro complaining of the high priee. ef halibut and
salmon. In fact, these two lisli hnvo gono
into tlio luxury class. During November,
I7;,'i reins per pound was jiiiiil In thu fishermen for halibut uu the dock at Prince Ruport
and nd vices to hnnd from the coast stato
thill thu Deep Ken l''ishi-nncu's union hits
Increased their prices on company hunts to
three cents per pound for halibut the yeur
round, two cents for hhtck cod, ami it cent
During tho recent strike in Germany
nil of thc "labor leaders" remnined
loyal and true to the autocratic rulers
of that unhappy land. That is evidently whnt Labor lenders nre for, and
to tell the truth, they usually livo up
to thc requirements. There is q.iite a
bunch of that type on this western con-
tienet that should send fraternal greetings and hearty congratulationse to the
German band of similnr skates.
.And what is loyalty? It is the blind
devotion of slaves to their masters,
What is treason? Any wavering in devotion of tho slave to his master, no
matter whether sueh wavering be expressed through speech or action, Loyalty is the buttress of slavery. Treason
undermines it. Sedition? Oh, that is
anything that either the hired or voluntary "slool pigeons" nf the rulingclnss
sec fit to so classify.
Our Selling System
Quality in Fabrics
Style Correct
Price the lowest possible consistent with
value
Two Stores:
Society Brand
Clothes
Rogers Building
Fit-Reform
Clothing
345 Hastings Street
Burberry Coats
at  both  stores
J. W. Foster
Limited
"When a democratic government'
tries to chnnge the opinions and couvic-
tions of an individual by force it be- i
comes n persecutor," says Dr. John
llaynes Holmes, pastor of the Church of
Messiah, New York. Tut, tut, Dr.,
thero never was a "democratic govern-
mont," Government itself is a com-,
plele denial of all democrncy. Govern-
mont is autocracy in a perfect state of '
crystallization. Thoro is nothing beyond
that in the way of anti-democracy. Talk
is cheap, but it requires the possession
pf at least a lillle common sense ami
the disposition to use it, to make it
carry anything else but noise.
J. Edward Soars      Offlce: Sey. 4148
SEARS & PATTON
Barriiten, Solicitors, Conveyancers, Elc.
Victoria and Vancouver
Vancouver Office:  61B-7  Hokum BIi)|£.
VAHOOUVEB, B. 0.
trier
olhei
iclii*-*.
been
lliillliut lishermen on the Piieitlc itnv
cjiniiiitf front ifliOO to $400 per month—
Mim.-iiiui'K moro than that, nnd Beldam less
than tlie minimum. . . . According to
mi official in n cold stovngo comjmny operating InmlK, llsliormon'B wn^e.s average $180
u niontli uli the yeur round ■*■■■■ 80IU0 ure
ablo lu earn $280 iter month, if ihey aro
granted the price schedule set hy their
union, tin* averago wane jier man will run
rroin $800 to $360 per month, If this
isn't cold-hloodcU gran, we'd like to know
what is.    Aio wonder halibut is high."
It may bo readily seen that the purpose lying behind those statements is
Hint of attributing the high prices of
Hsb to Iho exorbitant wagea exacted
from their helpless masters by tho
stony-hoarted aud merciless ilshormon,
This wojld be really humorous even
if it were nut half so comical. Just
think ot it: Halibut is now retailing
in Vancouver nt between 25 and 30
eents per pound. Last November Ihe
price pnid to lho lishermen (bosses)
on the Princo Ruporl dock wns " 173/, "
cents. At that time the fishermoi) wore
getting two cents per pound for catching halibut. Beginning with dun. 1
Ihe prico is threo oenta. Now for some
conclusions. If in November the lishermen had been actually fishing for nothing, the prico of halibut at the 1'rince
Ituport should have been 188/ ceuls
por pound. Again, if the (Ishorinori at
lho present time wero actually fishing
for nothing—instead of the fabulous
sum of threo cents—the rotnil priee of
halibut in Vancouver should be from
22 to 27 cents per pound. It may be
easily seen what a compelling factor
high wages is in boosting Iho price of
llsh to such dizzy heights. The magnitude of the graft thus wrung from thc
long-suffering "public all over Canada," by these heartless wrotohos wh6
tnke advantago of their country's hour
of agony to add to tlieir ill-gotten gains
by forcing an advance of one cent per
pound in soml-bum money for The
simple nnd lightsome task of catching
fish, is clearly disclosed by theso tor*
rible revelations.
# Ht *
As a plain mntter of fact, and whieh
can be verified by enquiries directed
to the ollicers of the Deep Hen Fishermen's union, the nvernge wages of the
lishermen in the halibut and olher deep
sea iishiug do not average above $80
por month. Home of the time the wnges
run as high as *125, but much of tho
season falls way below tho average
nlready staled. And even Ihis average
applies only to Ihe northern fishermen,
those fishing o,it of 1'rince Itupert. Out
of Vancouvor the average hovers somewhere around rf.oO. Oflen single months
run as low ns $80, Boats hnve been
out from Vanconver twenty days since
the first of this yenr and the men received but $18. Even on what nre
known as "share boats," whoro the
fishermen  receive a lay  in the  total
The average wage, expressed in terms
of monoy, is only equivalent lo the cost .
of the wage-earner's keep   while   he,
worka.   That is all that this peculiar I
typo of slave is morally, ethically, or
I in any other manner entitled to.   The
i chattel slave had to be fed by his inns- !
Iter, even when he had nothing for the I
slave to do.    Ilnppily this is nol  Ihe*
case with the wage animal.   He is sup-;
posed to look out  for himself at all
times, whether working or not.    That '
is the privilego he enjoys fnr being
free.   The chnllel slave cost his muster ;
nt. least  the effort requisite   for   his
capture.     The    proud     wage    slave
catchos  himself,   free  gratis and    for \
nothing.   It is also a matter of gravo
doubt  uholher the nvernge wage wns j
ever altered nn iota as n result of nil !
the efforts of the slnves to eilher raise ■
or lower it.    A two-logged slave can !
no more successfully demand increased j
amount of fodder, than could a mulo,
a horse, an ox or an nss.   So there you
nre, you long-eared critters.   Now chew ;
it over as a cow chews her cud, I.e.,,
reflectively, as it woro.
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names of two or more persons. In these accounts
cither party may sign
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of a family or a firm a joint
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THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
PAGE FIVE
THEATRES
Empress
Theatre
PHONE SEY. 2492
Week of February llth
The First Canadian Production of the Gigantic Melodrama—
"Young
America"
MARGARET MARRIOTT
as "Tho Hoy"
EDYTHfe ELLIOTT
as "Tho Gill"
RAY COLLINS
as "Tlio Man"
It's Another Great Show
Order Your Seats Now
Prices—lBc( 30c, 40c
EDITORIAL NOTES
"A man doos not co'mc thc length
of tho spit-it of martyrdom without
some activo purposo, some equal motive, somo flaming love. If you havo
a nation of men who huve risen to thnt
height of moral caltivation that thoy
will not declare war or carry arms,
for they have not so much madness
left in their brains, you have u nation
of lovers, of henefactors, of true, great,
and able men. Let me know more of
that nation; I shnll not find thom defenceless, with/idle hands springing at
their aides. I shall find them mon of
lovo, honor, and truth."-—Emerson.
ORPHEUM
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11
GERTRUDE HOFFMAN
—in—*
GERTRUDE HOFFMAN'S
REVUE     .
MR. LEO BEERS
Phil—KELLY & GALVIN—Joe
J. 0. NUOENT
' ALFRED LATELL
Donald— —Effle
KERR AND WESTON
Evenings:    15c,  30c.   40c.   5fic,  80c
Matinees: 15c. 20c. 30c. 55c
THE
Judgment
House
AH the human emolions in
parade. Love, fickleness,
pride, bravery, honor, sue-
rillce and elemental passions. Thrills galore; suspense enthralling.
Although this slory of a
woman's part in tho fate
of n great nation was written years before tho great
world war it sounds with
n clarity Hint is astounding
the warning of what ia to
conie.
GLOBE
ALL NEXT WEEK
COLUMBIA!
THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY
WILLIAMS   AND  WILLIAMS
OERBER SISTERS
HARRY KUEER
THE MIOLOS
Prices—r»c, lfic and 20c
It has often beon said that thc average workingman is not moro than two
weeks from the poorhouse if he loses
his job. It now seems that this saying is by no means true. When the
tl. S. government issued its order for
tho suspension of industry for fivo days,
ihe National Association of Manufacturers immediately telegraphed to the
president a solemn warning against
''suffering and grave social tmroBt, to
follow in the walto of such a shut-down,
lt. Booms that instead of being two
weeks froin the poorhouse in case he
loses his job the itinerant wngo slave
is only a mattor of loss than live days
therefrom. The two weeks' nssevera-
tion appears to have been an unwarranted optimistic conception of wnge-
plug affluence. Too nueh along tho
line of searohead journalism. Altogether too yellow.
In ils report the commission appointed by President Wilson to investigate
the Mooney, et. al., persecutions at tho
hands of Iho Chamber of Commerce
brigands of San Francisco, snys: "We
nre in this war to vindicate the moral
chums of unstained processes of law:"
That is certainly a most valuable addition to tho numerous purposes for
whieh we are waging the present glorious struggle. At least it is ns valuable
as nny of tho rest of them. As law
itself is merely the edict of a ruling
class intended to guide slnves nlong
tho pathway they should go in order
to bring peace of mind lo their masters, it is quite easy to imagine ils
"unstained processes." Also lho
"moral claims" of those processes. The
"unstained processes" may,bo viewed
iu any court in tho land nnd the
' 'lnoral claims'' cnn bc smellcd for
many a mile. Of course, we menu in
California, nnd especially in Snn Francisco.
The time hns undoubtedly arrived for
all of the progressive elements in human
socioty to line up, in solid phalanx and
swoop the ago-long crime of class rulo
nnd human slavery into the ash-barrel
of dead, damned and forgotten things.
Ruling class civilization is even now in
its final collupse. It is magnificently
und mosl appropriately celebrating the
culmination of its ignoble career by
committing suicido, It is Labor alone
that can dispose of the remains and clour
away the rubbish. It is the revolutionary labor movement alone that faces
the future nnd blazes the trail of human progress to higher and better
things. It is to the cnll of revolutionary labor nlone that the forces that
mako for hnhian progress can respond
That call has gone forth from far oil'
Russia. It has been hoard iu British
Columbin. The answer lias been the
launch ing of the Federated Labor
Party. The horizon is replete with indications Hint now is the appointed
timo. The psychological moment has
arrived. The sons and daughters of
toil, Hie men and women of enlightenment nnd human progress, respond to
Ihe Bolsheviki spirit and take tlieir
places in the international army that
hattlos fnr n real democracy; a liborty
thnt is not a sham. Thc real men and
womon of British Columbia will do their
pnrt.
ING 1
IS
Secretarial and Chapel Gossip of Interest to the
Allied Trades
A marked improvement hns tnken
placo in tho printing trude during tho
pnst few weeks. All members seeking
work at the trade arc working, und
several calls for temporary extra help
could not bo met.
The Sun is having a monotype caster
installed in its newsroom. Mr. Thos. II.
Orillln, who recently placed two complcto monotype outfits in the Colonist
office nt Victoria, has charge of the
work, nnd thc machine is expected to
be in operation at un eurly date.
Both thc Province and World aro
about to equip their composing rooms
with modern ventilation systems. The
work is fairly woll advanced in the former. With this improvement in thoso
two offices, a long-felt want will bo
supplied.
Travelling enrds hnve boon received
from T. H. Grilfin nnd L. B. Warner,
both from Victoria. At hist meeting of
the union, two applications for membership wore received.
Cowan & Brookhouse, printers to The
Fedorationist hnvo this week ordered
another typesetting machine nnd n big
new No. 7 Optimus press, to be used
in the production of The Fed. and other
publications now handled by the Lnbor
Tomplo printers. They aro nlso arranging for additional space in tho
premises to bo used us a press-room.
Tho rapidly increasing circulation of
The Fed. hns also necessitated the introduction of nnother folding machine
and tho nddition of two moro typos,
on the staff. With these additions to
the niechnnicnl "facilities und other additions to .the news staff of The Fed.,
"the only Lnbor pnper wost of Winnipeg" will shortly bc increased to
twelve pnges, in an effort to make it
thc biggest and best Labor periodical
on the continent.
LABOR TEMPLE
MEETINGS FOR
COMING WEEK
SUNDAY, Feb. 10.—Musicians,
Sawyers and Filers' Association, Saw Filers Association.
MONDAY, Feb. 11.—Steam Engineers, Electrical Workers, U.
B. Carpenters No. (H7, Boiler
Makers, Pattern Mnkers, Iron
Workers, Amalgamated Engineers, Street Rallwaymen's
Exec. Bro.  Loco. Engineers.
TUESDAY, Feb. 12.—Stone Cutters, Pressmen, Barbers, Amalgamated Carpentors, Machinists No. 777.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13.—Metal
Trades Council, Tottmstors and
Chauffeurs, Street Railwaymen,
Stereotvpcrs.
THURS-DAY, Feb. 14.—Paint cm,
Sheet Metal Workers, Machinists No. 182, Shipwrights and
Cnulkers.
FRIDAY, Fob. 15.—Hallway Carmen, Pile Drivers and Wooden
Bridgebuildors, Granite Cut-
tors, Civic Employeos, Molders,
United Warehousemen'a Assoc,
Minimum Wago League.
SATURDAY, Feb. Pi.—Bakers,
Blacksmiths.
DELEGATE RETURNS FROM
THE OTTAWA CONFERENCE
(Continued from pnge 1)
NEXT WEEK
'EXPLOITS IN AFRICA
Till!   HIDDEN  HAND
AND OTHER BIG FEATURES
Every Union in B.C. Miiiu
lor THE FEDERATIONIST In n body.
PAY POIl IT MONTHLY, qtinrtt-rly or
j*enrly, ns bunt Milts itu- wlshus of ttu-
momborihl]). Knlimit n motion nt next
mooting—nnd ml vise The Fodorntionlst
of tlu< mult.
EL D0R3
For Sale
Everywhere
The
Cigar
They
All
Know
and
Like
McLEOD,
NOLAN &
OOMPANY,
London, Canada.
D. J. Elmer
Sales Manager for
British Columbia
and Yukon.
3118 Alborta St.
VANCOUVER,
Tf tii ere is any ono thing thnt is more
qualified than all others to bring on n
fit of nauscau it is to honr that silly
old complaint tirelessly reiterated about
the ills lhat nre thrust upon the world
lh rough the "private ownership!' of
laud and tools. Some silly porsons even
refer to it ns "private ownership
capital." The plain fact is that
sueh thing as private ownership in Jano
and tools exists. That has gone, probably never to rclurn. Wo now have
clas-J ownership and control of till
*. i'lirgetting those filings comei a d'working persons. The
us an individual owner, is j
tV.o far-flung complication of.
Class ownership and control. Ho cannot separate his holdings from that of
his class. He cannot even place his
hand upon any part of tlio groat and
complicated meclmnlsm of class-owned
and controlled industry and say, with
truth, "this is mino." His bonds,
slocks, deeds, mortgages, debentures
and other cortifleatOB of credit merely
givo him title to his proper slinro of
tho plunder thut accrues from fhe glorious class game of skinning slavos and
tanning thoir hides Into proflt, "Private ownership?" It's all bosh. It's
claas ownership that is raising tho saddle gulls upon Iho backs of the working m.ilos of production. ,
Ex-Secretary of Wnr GnrrlBon declares in tin address lhat President Wilson "must welcome well-intonlioued
criticism, Ho inust draw lu his side
the ablest aids the country affords."
As well-inlontiouod criticism cun only
be defined as criticism that does not
hurt, it is but fair lo presume lhat lho
Presidont will have no objection lo that
kind. But hns he nol already drawn
"lo his side Ihe ablest aids lho country affords"? Has ho not drawn B.ir-
leson, and Gregory, and son-in-hiw-Mc-
Adoo, nnd Crozier, and Crowdor, to sny
nothing of oilier and Blmllar brilliants
loo numerous to mention! Then there
is Fatty Tuft on the outside, nnd Mr.
S. (lumpers who i» at least within easy
telephonic rouch in caso of emergency.
And there is the Colonel, you know,
Colonel Roosevelt, flic doughty horo of
San Juan, whero he shot a "fleeing
Spaniard ia the buck," as he has so
clearly nnd succinctly set forth by use
of his* valiant pen. Of course thc president did not exnotly "draw" lho gallant und nlso blatant colonel. Although
lho colonel wished himself upon the
Wilson administration in kin own pocu-
Yar and inimitable wny, oven the cap-
lions critic must allow lhat ho is using
Ihe only talent thnt nn all-wise Providence liath given him in the only way
he knows how,'to strengthen tho hand
nnd slifToii tho bockboilo of tho Wilson
administration. Under such fortunate
circumstances Wilson is nhiply reinforced for the conflict, nnd Garrison
doesn't know what he is talking about.
Jack Evelyn, an old-time laborer, formerly of this city, but now of Portland,
is   visiting   friends   here    for   u   le.v
days.
tions to bo presented to tho cubinot
representatives. Perhaps tho most important resolution so submitted was
that dealing with compulsory service
and co-operation. The Labor representatives submitted the following:
Oppose Compulsory Service
"Thnt we declare against compulsory
service, and in order to make secure
tho full co-ordinntiou and co-operation
of Labor to make voluntary sorvico effective we recommend the creation of
a committee or commission under the
chairmanship of the Labor sub-committee of tho cabinet with power to form
sub-committees throughout the country,
and on all of which Labor shall have
fair representation, that nil tho above
lie carried out with the full guarantee
that fair wages, hours and other work
ing conditions must prevail and such
conditions to bo fixed by furthor conferences with representatives of the
trade's affected.
"Labor representation fo be nocep
table to us must bo such ns is nccep
(able to ur reooinmended by the respon
siblo bonds of oor movoment or of the
local Labor body whore such exists and
where the circumstances aro of a strictly  locnl character."
Women on Men's Work
Labor representation went on lo insist tbnt women introduced in nny locnl
industries to replnco men should receive the same rate of pay as men and
that women should bo protected in their
right to organize and seek protection
through legitimate Labor organizations.
This to apply to women already employed in industry or whoever 'might
later bc introduced. It was also asked
t no women should be placod in
-ass nf employment hitherto filled
•on without first investigating to
find if there wero not men obtainable
for such employment; womon should
not be employed in any industry,, or
class of omploymont, whore (he* work
is of such a naturo ns to interfere with
their physical condition or in any way
jeopardize tho sacred duties of motherhood.
It was also nskod that the govornment recognize tho rights of tho appoint mont of representatives of
women's organizations to investigate
the conditions prevailing in all indus-
fries  whero  women  ure employed.
Full Woman Suffrage
Representatives of Labor woro given
full assurances that tho pledges the
premier made dining olection that womon should bo given full franchise
would bo curried out. The delegates
urged upon the govornment tho importance of reconstructing a lund policy
in sueh a manner as would insure the
expropriation If necessary of agricultural hinds within reasonable distance
of shipping points und thus establish
a basis fur a more periunnenl residence
upon the land uud tlio larger production of food products.
Keep Theatres Open
They also gavo tho government lho
opinion that whereas theatres and mov-
liig-picturo shows provide necessary
amusement during the depressing limes
of war tho conforonco expressed its opposition to the reported closing of snch
places of amusement j nnd nsked the
government to obtain a complete inventory of tho wealth of tho country and
saggostod that tho mobilization of
wenlth is of paramount importance to
the currying on of the wur.
At the Conferences
At the first conference the government wns represented by the premier,
Sir Itobert Bordon) Hon. N", W. Kowoll,
Hon. Mr. Crornr nnd Senator Robort-
son. The second conforonco saw Hon.
Mr. Howell, lion. .J. A. Calder, and
Hon. Mr. Crothers. There wero nbout
fifty Labor representatives present. The
west was represented as follows: V. K.
Midgley, Hritish Columbia; Aid. Kin
noy, Edmonton) Alex. Koss, M.L.A.,
Ottlgoryj Aid. Chadwick, Mouse duw:
Controllor Puttee and It. A. Rigg, Man!
tolm, The following organized Lubor
bodios wero represented! Maintenance-
of-wny Employeos) lho executive offlcors of the Trades and Labor Congress
of Cnnada; Brothorhood of Railway
Emloyeos) Railway Trainmen; Boiler
Makers and Iron Shipbuilders) Bluek-
smiths; U. M. W. of A.; Now Brunswick Fedoration of Lnbor; C. P. R.
Western Federation of Shopmen) Theatrical Stago Employees; Musicians;   In
ternational Mill, Mine and Smelfermen;
Halifax Trades and Labor Council;
Grand Trunk Railway employees legislative bonrd; Americnn Federation of
Labor (John Flett); Rnilwny Telegraphers; Street and FlectricarRailway
Employees; Moving Picture Operators;
Hotel and Rcstnurnnt Employees; Locomotive Engineers; Locomolivo Firemen; Railway Conductors; Mnchinists;
Plumber's; Cnrpenters; Boot and* Shoe
Workors; Sheet Metal Workors; Electrical Workers;" Rnilwny Carmen;
Paper Makers; Brewery Workers;
Amalgamated Socioty of Engineers;
Trndes and Labor Councils of Montreal,
Quebec, Hamilton and Toronto.
UNITED FEDERATION OF LABOR
To tho Workers of the World:
Tho United Federation of Labor of
Now Zcnland once moro embraces tho
opportunity, to express, on behalf of
the wage workers of this country, our
hearty goodwill and fellowship with
thoir brethren elsewhere.
We extend our hand in all sincerity,
nnd nsk you to join us in expressing
our deepest Bympathy with those who
have cause to mourn the loss of their
kindred in the world-wide conflict
which rages with increased violence on
the lnany battlefields.
Once moro we urge our comrades of
all countries to join us in urging that
tho governments of the belligerent nations shall state their lerms of peace
and demonstrate tlieir willingness to
begin negotiations to end this awful
conflict which is proving so suicidal to
tho white races. Wo appeal to the
trades unionists of all countries to do
all in their power to promote the international movement, us it iB only by
the harmony and co-operafion of the
workors of all countries that they cun
securo a voice in the discussion as to
the terms of settlement of the present
war. Tho penco of the future depends
upon the economic unity of the working
class. We can safeguard Ihe interests
of humanity in the future only by boing
united in the love of liberty, in tho
cnuse of democracy nnd the pence of
o.ir country—the world.
Yours fraternally,
HIRAM HUNTER,
suits of a presidential election. Petitions from the people in sufficient number will make the most somnolent public official or representative come ojt
of hia slumber and act as the people
aui.iuiid. iuu muuern power of white
paper with something written upon it
and u string of signatures attached is
wonderful to behold.
Our ancestors fought for aad won politicul liberty. This is our present duy
heritage. It is an exceedingly valuable
i heritage if we will only use it intclli-
i geuuy.
j With the power of lho ballot, the
'people will dostroy anything that injures them. If the government is bad,
' theyy can chango it. If the system is
! wrong, they can destroy it and replace
' it with a better systom more in accordance with the people's needs and do-
[ sires. If uny ono usurps powor that
doesn't belong to him or badly uses
powor thnt hns been given him, the
peoplo have power to securo any measure that is for tho public good and to
i prevent any measure thnt is not for thc
: public good.
To be Bare, the people if Ihey are
; foolish enough, can permit the continued existence of things that injure
them, sniiclion bud governments and
; wrong systems, and submit to usurped
! nnd unjust use of power.
| And to be Biire, the people arc doing
! that very thing right now nnd have
j been doing it fur n number of yenrs.
[ But is it conceivnble that the poople
will keep on doing it for a number of
years.
But is it conceivable that the people
will keep on doing this foolish thing
forever?
It is not conceivnble. Tho power of
education is at work creating a revolution in the minds of the peoplo Hint will
accomplish mightier and more far-reaching results than any revolution of tho
pust. And when the power of education has done its work, tho power of
the bnllot intelligently used by an enlightened people  will finish the job.
LIST OP UNIONS AFFILIATED WITH
THE B.   O.   FEDERATION   OF LABOB
-A.   H.   Bullock,   Gran-
T.
Barbers—Cranbrook-
brook, B. 0.
BlaoksmithB—Revelstoke—Jaa. M. Goble,
M. C. A. Box, Revohtoko, B. 0.
Brewery Workers—Vancouver—M. 0. Austin, 732 7th avenue cust. Vancouver, B. 0*
Barbers—Victoria—0. W. Wood, 1307 Oovernment Btreet, Victoria, B. C.
Boiler Makers—Victoria, A. Stewart, P. 0.
Box 48, Beaumont, P. 0., B. C.
Bookbinders—Victoria — K. Sturgeon, 141
Eberts street, Victoria, B. 0.
Bookbinders—Vancouver—W. H. Cowderay,
1885 34th avenuo cast, Vancouver, B. 0.
Browery   Workers—New   Westminster—Jas.
A. Jluniiuy, 334 Columbia Btreet east, Now
Westminster, B. C.
Brewery Workers—Victoria—P. V. Moulton,
Labor Templo, Victoria.
Boilor Makors—Rovelstoke—Q. W. Edwarda.
P. 0. Box 138, Revelstoke, B. C.
U.     B.     Carpentera — Victoria — Secretary,
Labor Hall, Victoria, B. 0.
A.   S.   U.   B.   Carponters—Victoria—J.   Ley,
P. 0. Box 770, Victoria, B. C.
U. B. Carpenters—Princo Rupert—F. Salter,
P. 0. Box 604, Prince Rupert, B. C.
U. B. Carpontora—Nelson—Robt. Jardine, P.
0. Box 1006, Nelson, B. 0.
0. B. CarpentorB—Nelson—Q. Fraaer, P. 0.
Box 264, Nuboii, B. 0.
U. B. CarpontcrB—Trail—P. Cannoll, Trail,
B. C.
Cigarmakora—Vancouver—R. H.   Craig, 41B
Georgia Btreet we&t, Vancouver, B. C.
Civic Employees—0. Harrison, 1438 lKtchen-
er streot.
Electrical Workers—Vancouver—E. H. Morrison, Labor Templo, Vancouver, B. C.
Eloctrical  Workers—Princo Report—S.  Mas-
soy, P. 0. Box 044, Princo Rupert, B. 0.
Eloctrical  Workors—Victoria—W.  Reid,  fi3fl
Cuoilin road, Victoria, B, C.
Fish Packers—Princo Ruport—Secrotary, F.
W. Grimble, P. 0. Box 1536.
Un run-in    Workers—Vancouver—Mrs,    Helen
Jardine,  Lubor Temple.
Laborers—Victoria—T. Liddard, 1038 Queens
.     avenuo.
Nntionnl  Socretary.   Letter   Curriers—Victoria—C.   Sivertz,   1278
  I     Denuian street,  Victoria,  Jl. C.
Loufe'slioremcn—Victoria—Frank   Varney,   P.
0. Box   1315, Viclorin, B. U.
Loim'slior.-nii-ti -— Vancouver— P.     Clinpmun,
Ponder street  east,   Vnncouver,  B.  C.
LonKsiioreinen—I'riuco   Rupert—P.   Aldridgo,
P. 0. Box 531. Prince Hupert, B. 0.
Moving    Picture    Operators—Vancouver—II
C. ltoildun, 2547 McKenzie stroot, Vancouver, B. 0.
Machinists—Vancouvor—J. II. McVety, Labor
Tomple,   Vancouver,  B. C.
Machinists—New Westminster—J. M. Helli-
sou, 711 Fourth avonue.
Machinists—llevolstolte—Phil. Parker, Revelstoke.
Machinists—Cranbrook—W. Henderson, P. 0 i
Box B'J7.
Machinists—Victoria—It. Tf. Scholes, 2720
Fifth street.
Moulders—Victoria—J. Dakers, P. 0. Box
127.
Moulders—Vancouver—W. H. Cooke, 551
Sixth avenue east, Vancouver, B. C.
Painters—Victoria—J. Beckett, Lahor Hall,
Victoria.
Paper Makors—Powell River—J. E. Mc
Orath, Powell Rivor, B. C.
Pattern Mnkers—Viclorla—Oeo. T. Murray,
1141 Oscar street, Victoria. B. 0,
Pattern Makors—Vancouver—E. West more-
land, 1012 Yew street, Vancouver, B. C.
PI uni Iters—Vnncouver—II. Mnndell, P. 0. Box
1131,  Vancouver,  B.  0,
Plumbers—Victoria—.1. Pox, Labor Temnle,
Victoria. B. C.
Retail Clerks—Princo Rnpert—Secretary, J.
M. Jones,  P. O. Box  1610.
Bro. Railway Carmen—Vicoria—E. Polling,
310 Jessie street. Victoria.
Bro. Ruilway Carmen—Revelstoke—Harry
Parsons. Rovalstoke, B. (,'.
Bro. Railway Carmen—Nelson—C. II. Phillips, P. 0. Box 90S, Nolson, B. C.
Sheet Metal Workers—Victoria—0. Kreh-
llng, 10H2 Rlchtnnnd avenue. Virtoria. B.C.
Steam nnd Operating ISnglnoora—\V. A. Alexander,  Room 2lti. Labor Templo,
Stoam Enginoers—Victoria—.1. Aymer- P. 0.
Bom 02. Victoria,  B. C.
.Slmtii Engineers—Prince Rupert—Secretary,
P. W. Chandler. P, 0. Box 720.
Klnjre Employeos—Victoria—L, I), Foxpord.
1330 Grant street.
.sireet   Railway   BmployooB—Viotorla— R.   A
C.   Dowftr,    1237   JohnBOn   BtrOOt,   Victoria.
B. C.
Street    Hail way    Employooi—New   Wes tin in
Btor—OOfl London street, New Westminster,  B.  C.
Teamsters' Union—Rossland—Socrotary, B,
Morrlsh, P. 0. Box 60S.
Toamstora1 Union —Fornie—I-;. Pntorson, P
o. Box 6si, Pernio. B. 0.
Trades    and    Labor   Council--Vancouver—V.
II.   MldglBy,   Labor Temple, Vancouver,
Trades and Labor Council—Victoria—B. Sim
nuns,  P. 0. Box 302,  Victoria. It. C.
Trades      Council — New      Wmtmlllliar — W,
Yates.   006   Loudon  street,   New  Westminster, B. C.
Tailors-Victoria—E.   C.   Christopher,   P.   0.
Box 387,   Vietoria.  II. C.
Tile   Layers—Victoria—T.   King,   P.  0.   Box
1212.   Victoria,   B.  C.
Typographical Union—Princo Hupert—A. 0.
Franks,  P.  o.   Box   1021, Princo  Rupert,
B   "
WHY BOLSHEVIKI
EXCLUDE CAPITALISTS
The Bolsheviki absolutely refuse to
sit in congresses or constitutional conventions with bunkers, manufacturers
or landlords.
Thoro is u reason. Tho (Irst nnd
groatost is class interests. Tho intorests of the exploiter and tho exploited
nro diametrically opposed. The capitalist interosts and powers are based on
proporty rights. The workors' interests
und powers nre bused on free and unrestricted lubor energy. Proporty
rights in the machines of production
nnd distribution nnd the natural resources of the enrth givo the fow tho
power to exploit or rob (as you like
it) tho workors.
Laboring mon would not allow bunkers and iiinniifacfurors nnd landlords to
meet with thehi nnd vote with them
on labor nfVnirs in lnbor conventions.
Neither would bunkers, manufacturers
nnd landlords allow working men to
come and moot with them nnd vote
with thom on capitalist affairs in capitalists' conventions. That is tho idea
that the Bolsheviki had in mind whon
they rofoscd lo sit with lho capitalists
in the constitutional convontion.—
Oakland World.
THE MODEEN REVOLUTION
To, the pnst the poople fought for
political liborty. Politicnl liberty wns
Iho first slop necessary to secure COO-
nomic liborty.
To secure political liberty the use of
fnrp« wni neeessfirv. When tho people
fought thev used bullets, because thev
had no ballots. Bloody revolutions ois-
c.trrod, us tho only tiling that would
impress  Ihe obstinate  rulors wns the
Sight   of   blood;     *
The twentieth century faoos a different sort of revolution. A revolution of
ballots nitlier thun bullets. A revolution in which education plnys the lending role. A revolution whioh fnkes
ulneo primarily in the minds of tho
pooplo.
Forco, as a menns of making revolutions, is an antiquated wonnnn. The people do not have to use bullols. because
they   hnvo   ballots   that   nro   far   mere   Tyi^-rapl-lca!   Union-Vernon-W.   1).   Hi!
a.    .. , n _ , . mini, , iTnon, n. u.
olroetivu end fnr more plnnsnnr.
Tha rulers Tin lnn^nr nood 11ip aifflit
nf lilnnrl tn impress tliom. Wall Rfrnnt,
muy bo Reared into a panic by tlie ro*
TWENTY-TIVE YEARS AGO
TradeH anil Labor Coiinr.ll.
Tebrtlary 10, 1803
W. M. Wilson, W. A. Calhoun and
Oen. Bnrlley, trillion) \V. Hunt, 1' II.
Dunne ami W. Lundy, Tailors; Clinfl.
ICaitio ami \\\ L'loninig, Amalgamated
Oarpontors, louk seats as dologatos.
Mr. Cotton, M.P.P., wrote that lie
was Unable to gel Hon. Forbes Vernuii
tn have ebuise binding contractors on
proposod new (•■unit hnitse tn observe
local trnde rules. Hon. Mr. Vernon
thought it would bo an Innovation.
Win. Tnwler reported for purliamon*
tary committee that efforts be nindo tn
have provincial voters' lists jsod in
I Dominion elcctinns.
Council — Prlnto   Rupert — w.   K
Thompson. J'. 0. Box 168, i'rlntv Ruport,
n. 0.
Unitr*rl Mini* Workers—J. Nnylor, Oox 380.
Cumberland, n. c.
Onltoil Mini* Workors—II. Boartl, Mlohol, il
0,
Unltoil Mine Workors—Thos. Franco, Dr-mor
82!). t'ornlo, n. C.
Onltoil  Mini* Workors—A.  Mobollsn, Nnnnl
mn, H   0., .llmdo I'"' Mlno.
Iliiit.*,l Mlno Workors—Goo. Gold, Udysmllli,
n. c.
Unltoil Mlno Workors—A, ni*on, I'. 0. Doi
7(18. Nsnalmo, M  .1
Unltwl    Miie*   Wnrti-rs —.li    Bstomsn,
Bon til Wolllnelon, n. (*.
Utilti-.l Mine Workers—Rrunno Koorm, Boin
mln   H o.
Motnllllorons
Uilinli—
W   11. Mi*!*.
Mln*
oml Kiu.'Iiit Workers'
P   (1. Pox r,rm. Ymlr. H   (*
V  (I   Ui.* 27   Btou-BM. OC
Albert ne.,il«*ln  P. 0. Bos 28. Troll. 11. 0
P. /  McKinnon, VnnVmln. 11. r.
II, McKensle, Hn\ K. Ssnilon, 11. 0.
t*\ Lolbsohor, Bllvorton, N. 0.
W   Bmlth, I'   ll   Moi 201. Phoenix, 11   C
0. 0  Momlinll. P. 0. Bos 121. Rossland
B. 0.
Roy linrrii. Moyle, n. c.
1). Wlsntnnn, Kfmtiorloy, R. C.
W. Orlnvi*.,  P. (1   BOX  87:,.  Hcllcy,  B.  C.
Momu   Mnrlin,   P.   I).   Iliu   100,   Nolson,
R. C
W. Lakeland,   P. 0. Box 124, Greenwood,
11   0
To the Shareholders of the
Emporium Company
Limited:
The Emporium CoRipany has purchased the Grocery stock
of Whyte Bros., located at 450 Granville street, second door
north of tlie entrance to the Rogers building. We will continue the business in this store until the alterations are complete at 823 Granville street. Just as soon as this can be
done, this stock will bc moved to the new location, and thc
meat and fish departments added.
Wc were unavoidably delayed in getting the new store
ready, on account of the bad repair which the building was
in. We will, however, be able to move and get opened up
in the new store in a very few days.
Thc grocery slock in 450 Granville you will find complete
and the quality tlie best. You will receive your shareholders' discount on your purchases there from this date. When
you call at thc store to make your first purchase bring your
receipt, show it to tho cashier and you will receive your
•identification check. Begin from this date and buy everything you can at YOUR OWN STORE.
Thanking you for your past co-operation, and in advance
for your future assistance, we remain,
THE EMPORIUM COMPANY, LIMITED
614 Bower Building
The Danger Signal
Headache is one of the commonest symptoms of derangement of the human body.
It is Nature's warning of approaching sickness and danger to life. It tells us in a manner we cannot ignore that there is trouble
ahead.
Headache is the invariable annunciator of
eye strain, or defective eyes. By means of
this pain, which gains in intensity, the longer its cause is allowed to remain uncorrected, Nature insistently urges upon us thc
need to remedy a condition which must inevitably lead to serious bodily illness, insanity and death.
"Actino Optical Therapeutics," a little
book, which Prof. L. Larkin, of Lowe Observatory, Cal, says: "Will alter the career of
all whose mind is harrasscd by eye
troubles," and which is "of transcendent
interest to humanity," cites many cases in
which symptoms, which have been ascribed
to such serious diseases as tuberculosis, epilepsy, etc., etc., have entirely disappeared,
when the author of this work has applied his
natural scientific methods, and the sufferer
has been supplied by him, with the scientifically ground and fitted lenses, necessary to
thc correction of the defects of the eye.
A copy of "Actino Optical Therapeutics,"
can bc obtained fro mthe author, A. McKay
Jordan, 830 Birks Building.
If you suffer from headache remember it
is a danger signal, warning you of further
ills lo follow, and it must not lie ignored.
saomr*,,B.dS. a. McKAY JORDAN
soy. 4565.     Diagnostician and Optical Expert
The Sign
USE
Of Quality
SHAMROCK Brand
Lard Butter
Ham Eggs
Bacon        Sausage
P. BURNS
& COMPANY, LTD.
RETAIL STOKES IN ALL SECTIONS OF  THE PROVINCE
THE CANADIAN  BANK
OF COMMERCE
Capitol $15,000,000 Rest 813,500,000
TEN BRANCHES IN VANCOUVER DISTRICT
SAVINGS BANK BUSINESS
A savings account will assisl yuu in Die patriotic mid personal duty of conserving your finances. This Bank allows
interest, at current rates, and welcomes small as well as large
accounts.
BIG   SACRIFICE   SALE   OF
ALL TRIMMED HATS
Beautiful Hats to Clear SI 97 to $10.00
COME  AND  SEE FOR YOURSELF
Special sale of Veilings, per yard 20c    V, '*"\     ^
  YQ,V;
See Special Window
oMHlinery" 6
32 GRANVILLE ST.
riiono Sey. 321)1
... j 1/ ,„*■ vn) tii Uiii ".iw/ Mj*ii'S* Inicrnauoo*! Union of A/u-'icj
;    . ^ Union-made Cigars.
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ALWAYS DEMAND THIS LABEL ON THE BOX OF EVERY CIGAR
YOU SMOKE PAGE SIX
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
FRIDAY February 8, 1918
?;
No Workingman Will
Want to Ignore a Saving
of 50c on Overalls
THIS IS THE SAVING THAT  SPENCEB'S HOLD OPT TO ITS
CUSTOMERS THROUGH FORWARD BUYING
ONE man who had not bought overalls for n year or so "kicked"
at paying us #1.75 a garment the other day. Wo told him ho
would pay $2,2.6 in any other store. He said ho would go and see,
nnd he did. After trying live other stores, ho came back and bought
the overalls at #1.75.
This shows the overall situation in a "nutshell," and is typical of
much other merchandise which this store has had the foresight and
tho financial ability to harvest while it eould be bought ut somothing
like the old standards.
The inference is that you will save yourself time and money if you
buy at this store.
The overall mentioned above is tho "Great West"—probably the
best made and best known union made overall  in Canada.
—Men's Store, Main Floor
If a Man Needs New Underwear
He Should Not Defer His
Purchase
NO one knows whnt the wool situation will bo next winter. It is
almost certain underwear will be very scarce and very high in
price. Today the buying is very favorable at Spencer's. Some proprietary lines have had a stiff advance that there is no escaping, but
thero are others that afl'ord splendid values.
We particularly emphasize a stock of <>00 men's combinations.
These include all kinds, merinos, pure cashmeres, unions, pare llama
wools and silk and wools, from the heaviest type of winter underwear
down to numbers that will bo wanted for spring and that sohie men
elect to wear all the year round. Choosing from this offering you
can get somothing near the old-time values. Without in any way
wishing to bo alarmists, we think it is mighty good policy for those
who ean to buy now.   A suit $1.25 and $u\*.*0
—Men's Store, Main Floor
DAVID SPENCErIlIMITED
VICTORIA, B. C: 618 View Street. Phone, 1269. GreenhouseB and Nursery, Esquimau Road.   Phone 219.
HAMMOND, F O.i GreenhouseB and Nursery on C. P. R. Phone Hammond 17.
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
FLORISTS, NURSERYMEN, SEEDSMEN
Fruit and Ornamental Treei and Shrub), Pot Flanti, Seedi,
Out Flowers and Funeral Emblems
Main Store aad Registered Office:  VANCOUVER, B. C.
48 Hastings Street EaBt.   Phones, Seymonr 988-672.
Branoh Store, Vancouver—728 OranviUe Btreet.    Phone Seymour 9513
WAKE UP-IT'S NOT AN
UNDERTAKER YOU NEED!
ORDER 10 SUB. CARDS
TEN
SUB.
CARDS
$10
AND PAY FOR THEM WHEN SOLD
Ten or more members of any trades union in Canada may
have THE FEDERATIONIST mailed to their individual
addresses at the rate of $1 per year.
DR. W. J. CURRY
DENTIST
301 DOMINION BUILDING
CORNER CAMBIE AND HASTINGS STREETS
RINO UP SETMOUB 2354 FOB APPOINTMENT
THE NEW FILLING
f A few weeks ago I described the principle properties of
DeTrey's Synthetic Porcelain, and stated that it was probably
the most perfect filling material yet known.
•J It is only right the public should have some idea of the
goods they purchase, including dentistry, and not trust to thc
confidence game, whicli is sometimes abused in the field of dentistry, as well as in other spheres of life.
_ While in the East last month, I gained thc particulars of
a new filling material, which I believe even surpasses DeTrey's
Porcelain. This being made and marketed by Lee Smith &
Co., of Pittsburg, Pa. Last summer I first saw some of these
fillings in position. They were located in the front upper
teeth, and I had to look carefully the second limn before I
could bc sure they were fillings, and not part of tlie perfect
enamel. This new filling is termed Smith's Certified Enamel.
•[ No, the filling was not revealed in a dream. It was not
thc products of some clever philanthropist, who lnycd oft a
week in order to benefit humanity in the way some of our
"painless" artists discovered their "secret.'* lt cost three
full years of constant experimentation and study on the part
of a staff of chemists of the Mellon Institute, a department of
Pittsburg University.
_ As valuable and satisfactory as DeTrey's porcelain is,
there is one important property that it lacks, and that is adhesion. It does not stick lo the walls of the cavity, and we
must depend entirely in undercuts in the tooth to keep the
filling in, and in many eases, these arc difficult and impossible
to secure. Now, here is where the new filling shines. It is
extremely adhesive.
•J There is another important point: There is no chance about
it. We dentists have frequently been fooled by manufacturers
and enthusiasts putting goods on the market before they were
really tested.
_ Thc experts reported favorably re Smith's enamel. Numerous fillings remained in perfect condition after a year's insertion, but lhat was not enough. Thc manager of thc Lee
Smith & Co. had over ono thousand packages of this enamel
sent out to as many dentists located iu parts of Canada and
the United States, requesting these dentists to use it in their
most difficult cases, and report, in one year. Thc reports began to come in a year ago. They were uniformly favorable,
'and even more. Every man became a booster.
tJ The manager states iu his "story" of thc discovery, that
"I never had as much real enjoyment in my life as in reading
these letters. Every letter was a ray of sunlight." I met the
manager last summer, and he certainly wore a smile that seems
chronic and contagious.
_ Thero is no doubt that ere long every progressive dentist
will bc supplied with Smith's enamel, and that the lime is
near at hand that the dentists who want to cover your teeth
with gold caps, will be kicking about dull times, while the
progressive man and bis patient will have some tbat smile just
mentioned.
s__9-%.
"<3BS5*
fEDEBATIOMST
Reconstruction After the War
Editor 13.  0.  Puilerationist:   lt In obvious
to Hi.- must amateur of students of sociology
that we are on the cvo of the most stupendous  upheaval   known   in   evolutionary   history.     Thu   future function of the international   wage  slaves   seems  wrapia-d   in  niys-
ti'i-y, and just how ho stands with his "job"
is  just   as   much  a  mystery  to  him,   as  the
idea  that he ever owned a job mystifies tho
intelligence of a class-conscious revolutionist.
The "job" will be with us always, so worry
along   those   lines   is   Buporflotia.    Thc  production   of   commodities   and   Iheir   ultimate
distribution   to   the  producers,   on  nn   inter-
exchange basis, is the vexing question of the
( moment  confronting   (lie  useful  members   of
I Booiety in tlie four corners of the globe.
j     Labor  creates   all  weulth;   hence the only
! concrete medium of exchange Is the recording
j of international exchange of commodities on
l an equal ratio of labor exchange viluc. This
i exchnnge differs In no way from the present
capitalist system of exchange, which is based
I upon  the  ignorance of (he masses, us gold
| no   lunger   functions   as   n   medium   of   ex-
< change,  proven  to   (he hilt   by tlie  fact  thnt
j one may pick any one  leading power at war
! and   lind   that   thoy   have  already   more  outstanding  paper  than  gold  on  deposit, hence
no  staple  or  sterling  medium   regulates   ihe
vast in tor-ox Change exploitation  of tho capitalist  system.
This capitalist system as determined by
what is termed "Ihe constants of labor,"
compiled by the law of averages—au intric-
cale mothod of determination as to the truo
labor value of any article, process of construction, production, etc. As for example:
'•Quantity surveying" and "Timing," the
former being the material used; the latter the labor linn- spent ou its production,
Iu Europo Ihey have these figures as close
as tlie fourth decimal point. Then again.
when these articles aro intended for export,
at the moment the goods arc embarked,
paper passes through the banks, and when
cablegrams announce the fact lhat the shipment has reached the foreign destination,
more paper is passed nlong. Ail this conglomeration of fictitious paper inflation has
reached such proportions that thi' capitalist
class has tied itself in n dozen different
knots. Hon op, if that is so, wo mny be excused for repudinling the whole damn business, a la Kussin. Like things, reproduced
on like things, give like results; therefore,
if tlie capitalist system—with a class whose
functions are in no way essential to this or
any oilier social system—can, on an international scale, intcr-cxchangc commodities thai
they do not produce, the quostion arises, can
those who produce everylhing, In ter-ex change
with tlieir foreign brother workers the product of tlieir toil. Let all those who sneer
and doubt remember that the laborers, the
mechanics, shipping clerks, bank and clearing house employees, customs, revenue, marine employees—in fact, each and every member of society, outside of a small minority
of parasites, productively, function in the
production of every commodity essential to
our very social existence. The greatest obstacle standing between ignornnco and in- ;
telligence, between starvation nnd plenty. I
degradation and social happiness, intellectual
irdice and logical reason, is our own
class ignorance.
There is no room for hair-splitting argument as to the ultra-complex problems of nn
intor-oxohange of commodities. The only
barrier tbnt exists Is that which wo raise
ourselves—ignorance.
8. H. COOKE.
yto accept any one's assurance Hint they arc
not, until  they have been tried.
Mayor Galo is supposed to be a progressive
and broad-minded man, and lie could easily
prove his claim to these attributes, by testing Dr. .Jordan's claims, by allowing him to
apply liis methods (at his own expense), in
tlio schools, tho jail, and tho industrial
schools.
B, ORD.
1833 Kingswny, Vancouver, II. C.
BUSINESS AGENT DIRECTORY
Would Boycott Ohinose Products
Editor B. C. Federationist: I am enclosing
Copy of resolution, passed by tlio members of
our union, and which wo believe wiien carried
into effect by tho 7000 members of our district union, and all other labor unions desirous of maintaining a high standard In all
industries, of placing such employers where
tlloy  belong.
That whereas—The fruit growers of Hritish Columbia are iu favor of employing Chinese lubor for their industry.
llo it resolved—Thnt we ask all mine-
workers lo boycott nil fruil and other pro-
duets from that industry while Chinese lnbor
is employed, and Hint a copy o ftills resolution be sent to District (Secretary Browne,
Secretary Smitten of the Alberto Federation
of Labor, Secretary Wells, of tho British Columbia !■>'Ieration of Lnbor, and lo all local
unions in District IK, U. M. W. of A.
1 take this opportunity to compliment you
on tlie make-up and tone of your paper, The
l-'ederationisl, If we decide to start up The
Ledger again, wc shall ue.-d a man of your
calibre, should we be so fortunate, then tlie
Bolsheviki would have no storl on we miners.
FKAKK WHKATLHY,
Socrotary,
Local No. 20, TJ. M. W. of A.,
Bankhead, Alberta,
January 26th, 1918.
What Is a Capitalist?
Editor B. C. Pode'rulionist: We ure not too
enamored with Labor's definition of what is
n capitalist at the recent Sunday Forum, and
herewith is proffered au angle un tho subject towards solution, A capitalist is onc
who draws that which becomes in his or her
possession unearned increment, on a claim of
super value to which wc subscribe, pro rata,
a la mode, and for which we in return receive
that what is explained away literally in the
word vacuum. The order of super vnluo is
about as obnoxious as it is obsolete ,iuitl tho
sanctity surrounding is seemingly, tho one
indissoluble compound (metaphorically) cementing our democratic constitution to the
autocratic epoch. This epoch has served its
purpose when it becomes u culprit menace to
civilization at tlie top of tho class us represented by Christians or at the bottom of thc
class as represented by Marxians. It would
be a pitiful world indeed to bo entirely under
the heel of cithor and we fail to distinguish
any line of demarcation between the aims
of the aforementioned systems, because one
Is in power und thu other is out. They ure
buih ono man projectorys, socialism and
Chrlstianism, old as thu hills, and autocratic
In the extreme. Devout adherents of either
who attain to the enuod pitch of their cause,
demonstrate in many points tho chief mission
of their forms of culture un earth is, to be
avoided, yours for scientific psychology.
I AM OF THB DAM FAMILY
Vancouver,  Feb. 0,  1918.
Back Up the Bolsheviki
I William Marion Reedy iu Keedy's Mirror]
And still 1 say wo must not go back on
tile Bolsheviki, however, impossiblist be their
professions of purposo to establish a new
heaven iu a new earth all at once. At least
they have kopt thc German army "hung up"
nnd tlie German politicians, press men and
peoplo la Iking peace. There is not much
doubt that tlie Bolsheviki havo been directly
or indirectly tlie itiBpInithii if labor and
agrarian troubles in Austria and the inclta-
tion to something very like revolt in Hungary
ngainst Teutonic domination. Emperor
I hurles nnd Count Onovnln have spoken on
peaco In terms the moderation of which nre
in strong contrast with the cynical arrogance
of tlio Germnn negotiators at Brest-Litvosk.
The Bolsheviki hove hnd no slight effect
upon British Labor with the result of n lessoning of imperialistic tone in governmental
utterances. Trotzky and Lenine have loosened tbe tied tongues of Socialists in Germany, If Trotsky and Lenine have quarrelled, nnd if they have dissolved tho constituent assembly in Petrograd, -still they have not
surrendered to Germany. The revolution is
still in control in Russia, aud if there be reaction it is not yet very strong. Wo hear of
informal pence pour parlors between Russia
nnd Turkey and of Germany's opening up
conversations with Norway aud Sweden ns to
details of proposals at Brest-Litovsk. Thc
Bolsheviki leaven is working—not as Bolshevik ism, but ns peace prupngnndn. Trotnky
is going to keep on hammering at pence and
intimates that Russia is still nblc to tight.
The only thing thnt can breuk tho revolution is starvation. Thnt alone cnn dissipate
its cohesion. Therefore, this country should
speed supplies to Russia—food supplies nnd
fight supplies, the latter that the revolution
may be readier- to meet a Germnn drlvo.
American Labor, like British Lnbor, should
encourngo the Russians for two reasons: for
the koeplng of peaco principles beforo tbe
people of all the belligerent nations, nnd for
keeping thc Russians from going over to
Germany ns being not much worse than Imperialist and capitalist Great Britain and
tho United States.
Ask  for  Labor  Temple   'Phona  Exchange,
Seymour   7495   {unless   otherwise   stated)
Boilermakers—J. H. Carmlchael, Room 212,
Labor Temple.
Bridge   and   Structural  Iron  Workers—Roy
Massecar,  Room 208.
Brotherhood of Carpenters, No. 617—Walter
Thomas,  Room  208.
Brotherhood of Carponters, No, 2647—F. L.
Barratt, Room 208.
Butchers—H. M. Graham, 230 Union street,
Sey. 5588L.
Electrical Workers—E. H. Morrison,   Room
207,    Phono Sey. 8510.
Cooks   and   Waiters—W.   McKenzie,    Room
209,  Labor Temple.
Deep Sea Fishormon's Union—Russell Kearley. 437 Gore avenuo.    Ofilco phone, Sey.
4704;   residenco, High. 713R.
Longshoremen's      Association—Gordon      J.
Kelly, 804 Pendor stroet west; phone Sey.
6359.
I.   L.   A.  Auxiliary—E.  Winch,     436. Howe
streot.    Phone Sey. 63GB,
Machinists—D. McCallum, Room 212.
Moving  Plcturo  Operators—S.   Haig,   Room
304.
Musicians—E.  A. Jamieson, Room  805.
Paintors—H. Grand, Room 803.
LOOAL TBADES UNION DIBECTORT
Women Workers Join Men at Ballot Box
Tho National Federation of Women workers in Great Britain has just taken a ballot
of its members to decide whether the Federation should enter politics and becomo nfn-
linted with the Labor party. The result of
the ballot wus: For nililintion and politics,
14.171, against 531. This decision is very
interesting. It Is the first time such a ballot
hns been taken iu a trade union, composed
of women only, although mixed with trnde
unions in England, such as those in the textile trades, havo already been affiliated with
tho Labor party.-—Truth.
THE JOINT STOOK COMPANY
Whnt is a corporation with a capitalist board,
Collecting rents and dividends to pile it in a
hoard?
It is a huge octopus with talons long and
strong,
Without a soul or conscience, knows neither
riglit from wrong.
Who really owns the country, and all that it
contains,
Tlie fnctories, the mills, the railroads nnd the
trains!
Tbe same huge octopus controlled by a few
While   the   musses   nre   the   asses   who   nre
fighting for n chew.
And  why do the  masses  to such low passes
sink?
I  suppose it is because they've not the time
to think.
Instead   of   standing   up   together   to   flght
the   common   foe,
They nre  fightiui: one another,  nnd for ever
on the bob;
For It U the master's pleasure to exploit
them on the job,
And to protect his treasure, lie keeps thom
ou the hop,
And when he doesn't need tbem ho won't
feed   them   like   a   pet,
And lie sinks thom still deeper in their poverty and debt.
Who Is tho greatest enemy, the most dangerous man?
The  exploiter of  the  toiler,  wbo  corners  all
ho can.
ay of ! Ho must have bis dividends, no mntter what
tho cost, *
School Board Inaptitude
Editor B. C. Federationist: 1 noticed in a
copy of your pnpor last week that the members of |lio Vanconver school board were
doubtful uf the udvisubillty of publishing the
report of the investigation, wliich has recently been conducted into workings of our
school system. I fail to see the use of
carrying un such nn investigation, if the results are to be kept secret because they throw
discredit upon some of the friends of the
board. There is no doubt that tho standard
f efficiency in the schools of this city, is
lower than it should be, nnd that no serious
mpts have been made to raise Hint standard.
One of the professional men, Dr. Jordnn,
has repeatedly stated from the public platform, and through the press, that the cause,
of thc troublo is to bo found in the large
number of defective eyes to he found among
tho pupils, and he bas offered to remedy the
matter by organizing a clinic to deal witb
these defects. It has been chiefly owing, I
believe, to jealousy on the part of tlie modi-
-nl. profession that Dr. Jordan's offer has not
been nccepted.
Surely the health and intelligence of the
community is of more Importance than tlie
personal feelings of the members of any moro
or less ornamental profession, and if the doctors ennnot help us in this matter, tbey
should not lie allowed to stand in the
one who nssures ns he can. .....    -,
f  know  nothing  of whether Dr. Jordan's ' Without n thought for those who toil, whose
methods   nro   likely   to   remove   the   evil   we l livos nre being lost,
coinplnln of, but I am certainly not prepared I —D. J. Morrison.
New Federal Food Controller
•K-K-K-K** ****** ****** ******
Owns Spurious Labor "Union"
Wlmtlier tha appointment of H. B.
Thomson nf Victoria lo Hits position of
"food controller" for Canada is u step
thnt will prove of nny benefit to tlio
country, or to tlio government lliore in
crnvo doubt. In fuel, it mny he sttiil
that there really has taken placo nn
chango nt nil. Old mnn Hanna who
WitB the food controller, nnd miserably
failed, hns been succeeded by his "assistant." As Thomson was the assistant at thc time the government found
itsolf forced to get rid of Hanna ns
food controller, he succeeded to the job.
"HlghpocketB," ns Thomson is best
known hero by reason of his altitude,
s a pretty good politicnl organizer, and,
beyond that, ho hasn't any qualifications for tho head of tlie food control
department. He has successfully used
his orgnnizntion qualifications in tii*
own interests. His federnl recognition
came when he was appointed ns one of
the "salmon" investigators on this
coast nlong with Sanford Evans, another salmon expert who nevor saw
ono Outside n cnn till he took a trip
in connection with tho late investigation. On thftt Occasion Thomson nnd
two other commissioners ran round nnd
boated along the const for so long it
wns thought a storm lind come up nnd
blown tlicm out. lo sen. But they were
hnving n good time "investigating"
salmon up nnd down the const of British Columbin. They also "sat" in this
city and sat and snt,
Well, anyway, nothing enmo of it.
Kxeept thnt thn whole bunch went to
Ottawn to mnke their report. On account of the excellent investigation of
the ndvnntnres nnd life of Mr. Salmon.
[no doubt that was what drew attention
to High pockets. Unquestionably Hie
job whs offered lo Sanford Evans first
and even to James, the fishmonger who
! was the only practical Ashman on the
commission and lie lind never seen nny
! caught.    Thomson was practically out
I of a job, his management of Turner-
Benton company  in  Victoria being n
I perfunctory sort of occupation so-called
; because of the stock ho holds in the
i institution.
And nbout Turner-Beaton. The
working eluss will remember that this
is the outfit that tho girl garment workors complain about as being n non-union
house that ndvertiscs itsolf as union.
Both nre right. The girls are right
when they say the place is travelling
undor fnlso pretences when it puts out
"union" overalls, but it doesn't make
n brand that is recognized by the garment workers as union mnde at all for
within tho Turner-Beaton company,
Highpockets Thomson, rather thnn sign
an ngreement with the garment workers, formed his own little "Union."
So he advertises "union-made" goods.
The B, C. Federation of Labor convention last week passed a resolution favoring a law against "spurious union
brands." It may not be expected that
Thomson will make any move against
thc liquor industry, in which he was
interested till prohibition camo in in
British Golumba. As a matter of fact
it may not be expected that Thomson
will accomplish nnything as "food controller" othor than make a big noise,
much aftor tho fashion of Hanna, Ho
is a big, lazy creature without any initiative or executive ability.
Allied  Printing Trades  Council—-It.  H.  Nob-
hinds, Box,  Co,  VuncouVer,  B. C.
Bakers'   Onion—No.   170.    J.   Black   Knslo
street.
Barbers—S, H. Grant. 1301 Seventh avenuo
west.  Vnncouver, B.  C.
Bartondorfl—W.   II.   Smith,   Box   424,   Vancouver, B. C.
Blacksmiths—Malcolm   Porter,    View    Hill,
B. O.
Bookbinders—W. II. Cowderoy, 1885 Thirty-
fourth avenue east, Vancouver, B. C.
Boilermakers—A. Fraser,  1151 Howe Street.
Boot  und   bhoo   Workors—Tom   Cory,    445
Vernon  drive.
Browery Workers—A. B. Ashcroft, Suite  1,
1738  Fourth avenuo wost.
Bricklayers—William     S.     Dagnall,     Labor
Temple,  Vancouver,  B.  C.
Brotherhood of Carpenters District Council—
J.   G.   Smith,   Room   208,   Labor  Templo,
Vancouver, B. C.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers—L. T.
Solloway,   115/  Earwood   street,  Vancouver,  B. C.    Seymour 1348R.
Brotberhood    of   Locomotlvo   Firemen    nnd
Mngitiemon—H. G    Savage,   1235  Hornby
Btreet.
BrothWhood of Bailway Carmen—
Brotherhood    of    Malntenance-of-Way    Employees— B. Corudo, 230 Clark drivd.
Butchers and Meat Cutters—Tbos. Anderson,
431 Sovontli avenuo enst, Fair. 167411.
Clgarmakers—It. Craig, caro Van Loo Cigar
Factory, Georgia street.
City Firemen's Union—Syd. Jackson, No.  1
Firo Hull, Seymour street.
Civic  Employees—G. Harrison,  1335 Woodland   drive.
Civic   Employees,   North   Vancouver—G.   T.
Jenkin, 153 Sixlb street west, North Vancouvor.
Cooks,   Waiters,   Waitresses—W.   McKenzle,
Room 209, Labor Temple.
Deep Sen Fishormon's Union—Russell Kearley,  437  Gore avenue.
Electrical  Workers—E.   H.   Morrison,   Room
207,  Labor Templo.
Engineers   (Steam   and   Opornting)—W.   A
Alexander,   Labor Temple
Freight Handlers—H. S, Duncan, 1368 Eleventh avenue enst.
Granite Cuttora—Edward Hurry,    Columbia
Hotel.
Garment Workors—Ada Hawksworth, Labor
Temple.
Hod Carriers and Building Laborers—Labor
Temple.
Lftthors—Thos. Anderson, 431 Soventb avenuo enst.
Letter  Carriers—Roll.  Wight,     177   Seventeenth avenue west. I
Longs ho rem en—F.  Chapman,     804    Pendor
street west.
Longshoremen's   Auxiliary,     No.   88-52—E.
Winch.  1216 Howe stroet.
Machinists—J.   Brooks,     Room  211.     Labor
Templo.
Machinists, No. 777—W. Streot,    12 Frazor
block,   North Vancouvor.
Machinists,   No.   720   (Garagemen)—H.   H.
Trail, 746 Gilford stroot.
Musicians—E. J. Jamlesun, Room 805, Labor
Temple,
Molders—G. F. Nichols,    121 Sixth avenue
weBt.
Moving   Picture   Operators—A.   O.   Hansen,
P. O. Box 345.
Order  of   Railroad   Conductors—G.    Hatch,
701 Beatty street.
Painters—D.  Lemon,      Room  303,      Labor
Temple.
Plumbers—J.   Hays,   Room   206%,     Lahor
Temple,    Phono Sey.  3611.
Pile   Drivers   and   Wooden   Bridgemen—W.
Ironsides,     P.O.   Box   1820.
Pressmen—E.   Waterman.   1167   Georgia   St.
Press Assistants—Thos. Graydon, C727 Cul-
lodon street,   South  Vancouver.
Plasterers—Geo. Rush, 2270 Fourteenth ave*
nui' west.    Phone Hay. 2215L.
Pattern Makers {Vnncouver)—E. Westmoreland,  3247  Point Grey  road.
Pattern  Makers—H,  T.  Nighlscales.    Room
212, Labor Tomplo.
Pile   Drivers   and   Wooden   Bridgemen—W.
Ironsides, Room 206 %, Labor Templo.
Plumbers—J.   Cowling, Room 200 M,  Labor
Temple.    Phono Sey. 8611.
Sailors—W.   S.  Burns,   213  Hastings  stroet
wost.    Phono Soy. 8703.
Shipbuilders'   Laborers—W.   Hardy,     Room
217,   Labor Temple.
Shipwrights     and     Caulkers—J.   Bromfleld,
Room 212, Labor Temple.
Stage  Employees—H.   Pearson,    Room   304.
Steam    and   Operating    Engineers—W.   A.
Alexander,   Rom 216.
Street .Railway Employees—Fred. A. Hoover,
corner   Main   and   Prior   Btroeta.     Phone
exchange Sey. 5000; residenco, Fair. 541R.
Teamsters—J.   F.  Pool,  Room  200 &.
Trades and Labor Council—Victor R. Midgley, Room 210.
Railway   Mall   Clerks,   Vnncouver   Branch—
Charles Felix. R. M. S. olllce, P. O. Bldg.,
Vnncouver, B. 0.
Retail Clerks' Association—A. P. Glen, 1073
Melville Rtreot.
Seamen's   Union—W.  S.  Burns,     F.O.   Box
1365.
Structural    Iron    Workers—Roy    Massecar,
Room 208,  Lnbor Temple.
Stonecutters—Alex.   Duff,   Box   1047.
Sheet Metal Workers—Geo. Bowerlng, Vancouver Heights P.  0.
Shipwrights nnd Caulkers—Room 212, Lnbor
Temple.
Shipyard Laborers' Union—W. Hardy,   445
Twenty-third    street   west,     North     Vancouver,
Steam Shovel nnd Dredgomon— Chas. Perec,
05  Powell  street.
Street   Railwny   Employees—A.   V.   Lofting,
2501 Trinity street.
Stereotypers— W. Bayley, c|o Daily Province. '
Telegraphers—f,.  r, pppjiln.
Tailors—H.   Nordland,  Box 503.
'Tennis ters    nnd    Chauffeurs,     No,    655—B.
Showier,   1076  Robson stroet.
Theatrical Stage Employees—Goo. W. Allln,
P.O. Box 711.
Tllolnyora   nnd   Helpers-A.  Jninienon,    540
Twenty-third avenue east.
Trades and Lnbor Council—Victor R. Mldgley,  Room   210,   Labor Temple.
Typographical Onion—H, Neelands, Bov 60.
If you hnven't joined lho Federated Labor
Pnrty, get In touch with Socrotary Trottor,
Room 200, Lnhor Templo, or nny of the vice-
presidents throughout tlie province. ***
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Tho Foderatlonlat is on tale in
Vancouvor ot tho following now.
stands:
UNIVERSAL NEWS STAND,
134 Hastings Street  East
PANAMA PACIFIC NEWS STANDS,
Cornor Hastings and Columbia
MoPADDEN NEWSTAND,
422 Richards  Stroot
I). C. E. NEWS STAND,
Cor. Carrall and HaBtings Stroot
THODEY'S NEWS STAND,
Cor. Richards and Hastings
JOHN QREEN NEWS STAND,
206 Oarrall Street
Carhartt Overalls Free
See the Carhartt-o-scope at
MB. J. BADGER,
69 Lonsdale Ave.
North Vancouver, B. C.
MB. WM. BODDT,
1874 Powell Street
Vancouver, 15. C.
MB, M. J. CAMERON,
C Cordova Stroot
Vaneonver, B. C.
CLUBB & STEWART,
314 Hastings St. West,
Vaneonver, B. C.
MR. J. N. HARVEY,
127 Hastings St. West,
Vancouver, B. C.
re id & McDonald,
New Westminster, B. C.
KERFOOT & HALL,
155 Hastings St. Bast
Vancouver, B. C.
.MI!. It. MOORE,
2211 Cambie Street,
Vaneonver, B. C.
MR. A. I. STOOD ART,
2127 Granvillo Sire'
Vanoouver, B "
THE LONDON 81
(Mr. P. Tyrrell!,
1159 Granville bireet,
Vancouver, B. C.
WRAY & MoKEE,
52 Hastings Street West,
Vancouver, B. C.
Saturday, tlie 9th ot* February is tlio last day, so call al once. |
Look for the Carhartt Sign and insist on it on your overalls,
'Gloves and work garments.
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Vou may bc Interested to Irani tli.it THE WESTERN EMPIBB I»
ASSURANCE OOMPANY litis just completed a speciul wnrlingmu
life insuranco policy ivhicli insures you in such a way that should you
'tlio before you huve completely protected your * family, your insuranco
will not cost you anything.   Tho oompany will PAY BACK TO YOUK
BENEFICIARY, IN ONE LUMP SUM ALL YOU HAVE PAID IN TO
THEM, AND IN ADDITION will puy the full nmount of your claim
(whethor it be $1,000.00 er more).   This is an ideal policy.
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You aro not obliged to buy. We aro mire, however, that if you have
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Step into a pair nnd noto the
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It used to be 50c—in tho tin
can. But the sumo famous EMPRESS COFFEE is now put up
in clean double-lined, sanitary
papor bags.
By this means you save 10c a
pound on your Coifce and the tin
or metal is saved to ship food to
tho boys at thc front.
EMPRESS COFFEE is now
packed in the whole berry to pro-
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aroma. Your grocer will grind it
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THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
PAGE SEVEN
ROYAL
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STANDARD
YOUR
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DEALERS
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An accomplishment is
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EVANS & HASTINOS, Arts and Cnifts Bldg., Seymour Stroot Seymour 5650
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LABOR TEMPLE R. PARM. PETTIPIECE, Mgr.      VANCOUVER.
Some Comment Called Forth By
Events of the Passing Show
"  [By J. a] —
Some of the Facts, Fallacies and Falsehocds of These
Glorious Days As Seen Through Woman's Eyes
Grisly Jokes for Grisly Times
"A good laugh helps digestion.'
Thnt is perhaps tho roason why there
are so few jokes, and merry stories
these war times. It would bc a pity to
help digestion when there is so littlo to
digest except food conservation cards.
And take care not to be caught chewing the cards, or the price of thom will
aviate like all the other substitutes.
There are a few jokes, but they aro
of a sort to be more enjoyed in tho infernal regions, where I can imagine
oven Ihe smallest imp cracking his sides
with mirth.
A short time ago I read a most beautiful letter written by an archbishop to
his Hock, telling thom to go willingly to
Ihis war nt tho behest of their masters.
And us I read It, I wns convulsed with
laughter for I remembered that all the
archbishops in Germany and Austria
wore sending exactly tho snmo kind of
lotter to thoir flocks. They wero in fnct
throwing us all at oach other's throats
in tho name of the Prince of Peaco.
O sic 'oml sic 'em! Bic 'em! in the
name of tho Prince of Peace, what a
joke!
Another Grisly Jokelet
This joke is on the hard-working saf-
fragcttos, who used to tell us that, when
women woro enfranchised, the cause of
peace would make a great advance. Tho
franchise has come, but thc peace-loving
women are not in ovidenco. Instead
thero aro mobs of furies as stupid ns
owls, and as savage as the squaws to
whom captives wore handed over for
torturo.
On seeing a slim, over-grown young
conscript in khnki ono of theso womon
said with gleo: "So they got you, loo—
you will make a lino target for a German .shell!"
Sho had no relatives who could be
taken, but she liked to see the bnys
tnken by force to a cruel denth, as if it
were a game, and no hioro serious than
a lacrosse match.
This war is bringing ugly things from
tho depths. Human tigresses lapping
warm blood to slake their thirst for excitement. Women liko those spectators
of the Roman gladiatorial combats, who
gave the signal to kill, and not show
mercy.
Onc self-satisfied woman said: "The
soldiers aro giving their lives for us."
"What hideous egotism! Tho man who
would give his life for such as you is
a fool, for you are not worth it. Predatory womon, crazy for excitement, it
is you who should be sent to tho shambles to got your excitoment at your own
risk. The world would be cleaner without you.
Another joke is the wives and mothers of "Heroes" league, not simple
soldiers, but heroes. It is tempting fate.
It is enough to mako tho heroes run
away. It must mako them vory shnmo-
fncod whon they remember their qualms
and tremors—for thoy all have them:
poor victims.
The working women of South Vancouver are a merry joke. Thev chose
an officer to represent them. Whnt hns
an officer in common with working women, or evon common soldiers? And this
officer went to Nanaimo to shoot the
miners; so when their working clnss
husbands and sone were at the war
the womon chose him to represent
them, whoso business it wns to shoot
thom.  Whnt a joke,
Bnt tho bost joko of all T found in
tho Agricultural Journal, published nt
Vietoria.
Tn tho number for November, there
was n list of the resolutions passed at
the four conferences of the Women's institutes.
This was resolution No. 0: "Whereas,
the mothers nnd wives nf British Columbia feel very strongly nbout. the
danger of the social evil to thoir hien
i nnd bovs who are away fighting for t]ie
' Empire;
Be it resolved, that an urgent letter
bo addressed to Mrs. Lloyd George,
bogging her to lay the matter before
the prime minister, in order that he
mny mn his powerful influence to stop
this evil!"
And it was women, as naively ignorant as thnt who sent, not only thoir
own sons into that cesspool, but ours,
too.
Mrs. Lloyd Goorgol Whnt had sho
got to do with it?
What do thoy think an army is? A
kindergarten?
And do thoy not know that fhe government supplies those women. In India
IS
°the park benches at night; remember,
there aro others besides you.
The Aftermath
Now that the election is ovor, it is
generally agreed that wo owe conscription to the women's vote.
One soldier coald givo votes to four
or five sisters, a wife, a mother, or
even a step-mother.
As those women wero told that to
voto for conscription would snve thoir
sons and got them buck sooner, thero
was no doubt about how they would
voto.
Unfortunately, conscription was not
really tho issuo but juat an election
cry framed to split the opposition party
and bring a discredited grafting government buck to power on a wave of
faked patriotism.
Those conscripts do not dio for their
king and country, but as victims of
political trickery, und thoy know it.
Staring wido-cyed, they go to the
shambles that tho little soft hands of
the womon pushed them into, Burned
into my brain is that staro in tho soft
eyes of one boy who, forgetting whnt
he wns doing, fell to staring again and
again at a vacancy peopled with horrors.
They staro but they do. not speak,
like dumb animals they go to bc slaughtered. Who can imagine the agony in
thc hearts of those boys torn suddenly
o.it of lifo, and dragged away from
thoso who lovo them?
Patrietism was what you had tho
hypocrisy to call it whon you voted for
conscription. Yot you frankly stated
you woro sending those other boys in
ordor to 'get your son back, so it was
nothing but cold and callous selfishness
and egotism.
It was the moro unjust becauso your
son had his choice, and went of his own
freo will, but you gave these boys no
choice, though they had as much right
to their point of view as your son had
to his.
You showed wonderful nerve! You
dared to tnke the responsibility upon
you of sending thousands of boys to
an agonizing death and for your own
advantage.
Me? I have no such courage. I like
to sleep o' nights.
If a mnn thought it his duty to go
to this wnr he must go, or be recreant
to his conscience, and I respected his
decision; the responsibility was his.
But you have taken upon yourself
the responsibility for all thoso boys.
You have forced thom to go, and thoir
blood is on your head, and on your
children's childron, because you did It;
and right or wrong the fact remains,
the responsibility is yours.
Do you know that everything we
do comes back to us in some form even
in this life? Over and over again, I
have seen this, and boon appalled at
the sight.
What do you expect v.o reap from this
sowing? (
Do you know that wounded men
shriek in their hideous agony, and oven
curse the mothers thnt gave thom life
to suffer with. Every shriek and groan
of those boys will curse you. Every
drop of their blood will call for tho
blood of you and yours. There is no
way out; you have done it.
How do you expect God to have
mercy on your son when yo;i had no
morey on othor mothers' sons? How
dare you pray for your son any more,
lifting your bloodstained hands to
heaven, you who have crucified Christ
afresh?
I saw the other mothers following
thoir sous as far as they could on tho
way to thoir Calvary—for somo of them
have gone already.
Don't you know that instend of
saving your sons you have brought a
curse on them? Don't you know that
those other mothers are lifting hands
with no stain of blood on them to fhe
God who has said, "Vengeance is mine,
I will repay."?
Their tears aro a witness against you,
ond for the sound of their sobbing God
cannot hear your prayers.
Many of those boys you sent will
die, but thoy will not kill; they will
not tako human life. That attitude of
mind is much moro likely to mnke fhe
world safe for democracy than the attitude of thoso who cry kill, kill!
"A war horo," says tho distinguished
Bishop John Spaulding, "supposes n
barbarous condition of the race; and
when   nil   shall  be  civilized  they who
G.J.Kelly First President of
Organization Completed
Saturday
[Daily Province]
To voico tho political aspirations of
all workers, both organized and otherwise, a new provincial political party
was formed on Saturday by the dele*
gates to tho convention of tho B. C
Federation of Labor following tho adjournment of that body. Tho new organization is to bc known as the "Fed-
orated Labor Party," with headquarters in Vancouver, nnd branches in
various parts of tho provinco coinciding with tho territorial divisions of
tho   B.C. Fedoration of Labor.
Whilo tho pnrty is quito separate
from tho Federation, its formation
camo as tho rosult of a decision reached by^ tho convontion to form such nn
orgnnization immediately aftor the
adjournment of the sessions, At this
point in tho proceedings President McCallum, in vacating the chair, handed
ovor thc gavel to President G. J. Kelly
of tho Trndes and Labor Council who
actod ns chnirman, with H. P. Pettipiece as temporary secretary. Discussion thon became general on tho sun-
ject of a nnme for tho party. Mr. B.
Showlor of tho Teamsters' union suggesting that it bc called the "Lnbor
Party." Mr. W. E. Trottor declared
that this nnme would not bo sufficiently broad in its interpretntion, ns
tho party was to bo opon to all-comers
who woro willing to subscribo to its
platform.
Following addresses by Mr. ,T. H.
Hawthornthwaite, M.L.A., and R. P.
Pettipiece, it wos docidod to appoint an
organizntion committee, the following
being selected: J. H. Hawthornthwaite,
M.L.A.; G.J. Kelly, E. P. Pottipicco,
W. Head, South Wellington,* W. Yntes,
Now Westminster; A. S. Wells, Victoria; Marcus Martin, Nelson; E T.
Kingsley, G. Hardy, W. E. Trotter and
J. H. McVoty, Vnncouvor, and H.
Kempster, Rovelstoke. This committoe
subsequently reported its recommendations and conditions undor which members should bo ndmittcd. A membership feo of $1 a year wna ngreed apon,
60 cents of this to remain in thc
treasuries of local branches, tho bnl-
anco to go to tho central executivo
funds.
Offlcors of tho orgnnization to hold
offlco until a convention is called were
then elocted ns follows:
Prosidont, G. ,T. Kolly; secretary, W.
R. Trottor; treasurer, Miss H. Gutteridgo; vico-presidonts for tho various districts were selected as follows:
Vnncouver, E. T. Kingsley nnd R. H.
NcolandB; Victoria, W. Dakers; Now
Westminster, W. Yates; Vancouver
Islnnd, T. Wostwoll; Princo Ruport, G.
B. Casey; Eovclstoko, H. Kempstor;
West Kootonay, F. Pezoril; Crows
Nest, H. Board; Boundary, J. Roberts
Fort Goorge, J. Mclnnis.
At tko close of tho proceedings ono
hundred members hnd signed tho roll
and pnid their membership fees.
Following tho close of thc coming session of tho provincinl legislature it is
expected that, an active membership
cahipnign will be conducted throughout
tho interior of tho provinco.
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thoy woro called government womon. know and lovo tbe most shall be licit!
ilgned   requisitions   for
Tho   officer
them,
Tn tho Soudan campaign, thoro wa's a
large encampment of thom, nnd thoy
followed the army from plnco lo plum
in conveyances provided by tlio governmont, Ihe soldiers said, but oortolnly
with tlie sanction of flu1 army authorities nnd tho govornment.
But novor mind, it will bo nil right,
Mrs. Lloyd Goorge will nttond In it, and juvenile and  temporary
put a slnp tn it nl nuw, at llm roquost those who liny progroi
the ■-.■■••."|n**i nnd bost." Yon aeo there
is another point of view bosides yours.
Perhaps your snn wna not tho greatest nnd best whon ho rushed shouting
inln war. Perhaps tlio <*on nf (lint othor
mother thnt you forced into iho shambles wns greater whon ho followed
Christ in Calvary refusing to hill.
"Nothing is plainer," savs "Emerson,
"than that sympathy with wnr is n
toto."    Bui
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Bnt ili" joko will be
whin their men oohiP
htm' In pay ill" \\t\t
n. ni' a) oxnei'Utiin' ;'u
Iniquity nnd disease :n
T  to'-l  you,  Inugh
inifls  like  f
c nnd they
ic*\ mid lonrn by
ust wli it ti unit of
in nrmy is, i.n iph.
Nover mind if it
■ if a. Innn ncross
the wnter, or lho laugh of despairing
(lends.  Laugh!
We aro told tho French laugh that
they may ant weep.
Laugh, Inugh!
Have they got your son, too;   that
boy wilh innocent eyes, is lie wading
through slime to slaughter!
Lnugh, laugh!
Tlio vampiros that fatten on tlie pen-
pie and tlio army; they laugh—and
grow fnt.
Autocracy
A Gernian being talten lo internment
said, "You sny you aro lighting against
autocracy, yet every liberty which yen
lind morn tlmn tho Prussians tins linen
tnhen from yon by yonr own autocratic
govornment. Only one thing is spared
to you, and that is conscription, and
thai is coming soon,""
Would  von  rntlier hnve  yo.ir  boh  "n
dead butcher or a living brother"!
Mnnv of tlie bovs you sent were
nhysienllv unfit but thev were fnhen:
thev mifflif have lived for yours ns good
citizens, and producers bnt thoy will
be rt' no ii"-1 in wnr. One who went
wns so sensitive to sounds thnt he eould
not beiir voices raised In iho lonst—
evervone hnd to sneak in low tones.
TTnw Inner will it tnho htm tn go mnd j of course tho people come; do not Uie
in thnt inferno, nnd what use will he churches tell tlie'm that it is thoir duty?
bn ngnin! |    THUy, dllly, snid  the contractors,  in
Tou who votod conscription  (o  snve! tlie   newspapers,   the   other   dnv:   " Wc
vour son. end never thought thnt vou  have no contracts in England nnd we
dangled on ihe ground. Look at that
boy with li is eyes shot out, dragged
away a prisoner. Look at that other
with thc lower half of his fuce shot
away so that lie cannot speak but just
gurgles his lifo away; and it tnkes thom
so long to die. Somo of them, it ia said,
actually remain alive in no-man's land
for twelve days, tortured by thirst, nnd
with maggots feeding in their wounds.
Look and bo sated with war. And
until you learn your lesson mny lho
shrioks of thoso boys ring In your ears.
May their mangled, dismembered bodies
be with yoa at bed and at board, at
your down sitting, and your uprising,
at your going out and coming in—nnd
never leave you.
You might have lighted your candle
to our Ladyo of Pence, ns tho women
did long ago who knew what war was,
but yon have chosen instead to crucify
her son afresh.   What a fate is yours!
Nothing Is Too Good
If "nothing is too good for a soldier," therefore, we must try to give
him less than nothing. That is why in
Cnnada wc treat our boys worse thnn
convicts beforo wo send thom away.
Thoy hnve'no beds, they sleep on damp
floors, Ihey get no milk nor sug.ir in
their ten, thoy get no butter. They arc
going where Iheir lives will depend on
their having woolen clothing Hint is
warm, and also light to march in, but
nothing Is too good for I hem, so we let
the contractors dress them in shoddy
with no warmth, nnd so f.ill of cotton
tho weight of tlieir cont alone is an intolerable burden. But, of course, it
is not (ho offleloncy of tho army we
think of: this is only a comic opera
wnr. What wo do wan( is to mako for-
tunes for those patriotic contractors
who stay at home—those Indisponsnblo
heroes described by Mrs. FlUglbbons
na "(lie goose that lays thn golden
eggs," Thoy do lay the golden eggs l
nwny in (heir coffors but they nre the
people's eggs, the people nro the gOOSO.
And   when  they    say    to  the  people:
"Dllly, dilly; come nnd be killed,
For you must lie plucked,    and    onr
stomachs filled"—
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woro damning   tho   son    of another
mother.
Think new, thinks look!    Whnt dn
vnu mirmnqp the censor ie fnr bit to
lto.*n from von the horrors of wnr?
Whv ennnot onr hova even in Fnp;.
inn/I im( Hm word through tn ut that
thoy trv tn nut in their le'fnr-**?
Bncnuoe ?i "thtn rr On onr Ml !■< wnr Mi
(his welter of blnod nnd pfonv. find
(.ven 1'"" 'f V°u rrr\T nne e-limnflfi would
cry. "'Rnnujrhl" TlnnV r»vnn nf the
hnvq •n thn Iveneheu inineMmeq wnl"t
denn i„ wntor^cnld water—un( a ervlnr
nn*-*- qtn^d'nrr in Inn "'nter, but a humeri
will pet no more here till we got
scriplinn.    Vote   for  conscription   anil j
tlie contractor!"
Tlie soldier is first skinned at liome |
before lie in thrown tn Hie wolves I
abrnnd. He is n fool, and even nothing'
is too good for him.
"Nothing is too good for a sold
Thnt German    was   a true prophet.  br
Conscription hns come. vr
Ro go soldier and fight for liberty, iVi
When you come homo you will find you
hnve only one liberty left-—(he liberty
to starve. Yon returned soldier with
one hand, and a pension of o-ffhf dollars a month—you know there nro
olhers worse nit, so though yon spend
yonr pension freely don't be extravagant, He sure to wgn a food conserve*
tion card.
And don't tnko np nil tho room on
A Fighting Family
At the beginning 0? this wnr a suffragette expressed shocked surpriso that .
thn women of n certain town bnck cast,'
hnd  walked in procession  in   favor  of
war.
-that would 1if.pf.pn  tn vnn \t \    "Oh!  so would T,"    said    nnntfinr
worn Veni ptnndino- in tenwatprf WOmnn( "I eomo of e fighting family,"
ivmld diP. n"d  on flnnq t1^ bev—j     << Rn ,]n J," m)(] die BUftrngOttO, "we '
v bp.-ifs ennnot  qi-ind  Mia  nnWf-j nl] mine of n  lighting family!  wn are
M..,i   i,n  „rn   *cM\   tn   Mm r,fnerq;n||  descended   from   the  rave  men.    Tt ,
"l,„nr vn nhoprfiillv "   Ther linvo ( |H wonderful how Inng some people re
(1 .mniu on that  level, when  other peopb
"   discard br.ite force in favor of bruins.'
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•lit
of lho H. C. Federation of l.nbor, held in September,
■i- tho political Held ami to place candldatea in all in-
million house. This course was carried out, and Iho
find that (hey are unable to clear off all the indebted-
Thr-v Imvn to bent- thn
'o, M.n-m frno—fleoMl I'll  nice litMe pn'riniif  w
mn
iff* wn.      jf ymi haven't Joined tlm Podi-rntpH Lnhor
Party, not in touch with Socrotary Twittrr,
i*  he  wns  Vneplinn-   Hnnm 200, Labor Temple, or nny of tho vice-
. nnd hlu tntnR*(ne<t f proitdanli throughout tho province.        *'"
f tho committees amount in all to about $800.    It ia
•dness lo bo oloared, except th rough voluntary contributions, by local unions, or  indivad.ial members of organized Labor.
The funds of tho B, ('. Foderation of Labor cannot bo used in nny other manner than as laid down iu the constitution, and it therefore becomes necessnry
lor tho Executive of the Federation to issue an appeal to the organizations represented at tho special convention, or uny other organization, to como to tho
aid of the local cnmmiltcos,
The B. O. Federationist has beea authorized lo institute a fund for the
payment of their campaign dobte, and it will continue to receive fande
that may be contributed to clear off lho deficits of tho local committees.
Donations may be mailed direct to tho secrctary-tieasuror of the Federation, whioh will bo duly acknowledged.
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GOVERNMENT BUYS
E MADE
Trades Council Is Informed
Asiatic Labor Is Employed by Gaults
Del. Midgley Gives Confidential Report of Ottawa
Conference to Council
Tlio Tradea and  Labor Council moi
lust night anil transacted a consider-
nblo amount of business, ending   tlio
meeting with an executivo session, when
a confidential roport ui' (lie conference
at Ottawa wan mado by Dol. Midgloy.
tested by tlio president, Del, Kolly,
A largo numbor oi' now dologatoa presonted their credentials and woro  at-
The Garment  Workors drew to tlio
attention oi! tho council tho fact that
Chinoso lnhor wns boing used to manufacture HhlrtB, whloh were  helng purchased hy tho governmont, and it was
docldod  lo tnko  Ihis mattor  up  with
federal and provincial administrations.
I    A motion by Dol. Trottor to have futuro elections of the council held under
proportional ropre.«ontation was hoisted
to tho nest mooting liv un amendment
by Dol, McVoty, who moved tho mo-
i tioji ho road a lirst time,
j    In considering the report  of the executive committee with  regnrd  to the
! sending of Delegate Midgloy    to    tho
joint conference at  Ottawa  a  discussion arose as to whether the delegate
: represented the Trades and Labor Council or not, ho having been sent by the
1 executivo without    tho    couneil being*
, consulted.   The explanation of the need
for haste in appointing a delegate heing ;
: there was only 21- hours grace allowed'
tho delegate to got started for Ottawa.
Tho coancil unanimously adopted  tho
report of the executive us soon as lho
mattor was explained.
Del. McVoty, who wns the member
of the council who attended the con-;
vention of tho 13. O. Federation of1
Labor reported. Two delegates had j
been appointed to represent tho council, Dels. Midgloy and McVety, but tho j
former was absent attending tho Ottawa joint conforonco.
Del. McVoty stated that the two
most important actions of the convention was the approval of tho prohibition statute nnd the organization of a
political labor party.
Del. Hardy reported that Ihe building
trades would bo able to supply union
labor to all work in tho oily this season.
Del. Showier reported tho satisfactory, settlement of tlio Hastings mill
striko.
The Painters reportod 04 now members and a new wage agreement of $5
per oight-hour day.
Del, Alexander, Stoam Engineers, reported that the Engineers were going
to request an eight-hour dny and urged
lho dolegates to instruct their unions
lo assist iu preparing the petition to
this effect.
Del. Anderson of tho Butchers reported that the union wns progressing
woll. Ho ashed all union men to request all butcher employees to show
tho card that thoy wore-running union
shops.
Del. Hanson of the Vancouver Theatrical Federation reported that all theatres had cards and suggested that all
who attended shows ask fnr the card
as in somo it was not posted conspicuously onough,
The Garment Workers presonted n
resolution protesting against tho use in
government institutions of Chinese-
niade garments and asked tho endorsation of tho council.
Del. McKenzie of the Cooks and
Waitresses reported 2*1 restaurants
signed up and asked Labor to patronize
union houses. A list of fair ho.tses
will be printed in The Federationist.
Del. Malicord reportod Musicians 05
per cent, organized, with a total of
nearly 200  members.
Dei. Winch of lho I. L. A. Auxiliary
reported ou the marked success of the
dance and whist drive for tho B. C.
F. of L. delegates.
Del. Francis of lho Bakers roported
fair success and askod Ihe council lo
hear in mind that Shelly's bakery was
tho only big shop not represented in
tho union.
The Blacksmiths rcportc'l they had
passed a resolution not to work in any
shop whoro Chinese are employed.
Del. Thomas of the Longshoremen
reported announcing Ihe Longshoremen's dance to bo held on Tuesday
evening noxt.
The Civic  Employees reported   successful progress, with an inerease of 10
per cent, in  pay  for night men, und
also a reduction iu hours.
The Mill Workers reported thai Ihey
were opposed to Chinese labor, the same
as all other Labor bodies.
Del. Hardy of Ihe Carpenters report-
led u wnge incrense of 50 cents a day.
i Delegato Trottor movod that future]
j elections of llie Trades and Labor
Council be hold undor the proportional
I representation syslem, and that Ihe]
lilies laid down in Ihe B. ('. Gazotto be
| adopted, aud the socrelnry Instruct-
oil to prepare the necessary changes in
| the constitution.
Did. MeVety movod the motion be
read a ilrst time at Ihis meeting. This
was carried.
The motion of Ihe Moving Picture
Operators, asking the council to protest
against Iho business tax being imposed
on the moving-picture houses, caused
discussion.
Del. Welsh said thai he was opposed
to the council passing resolutions that
were designed  In help employers.
Del. Ellsworth said it was a well-
known fact lhat Ihe consumer ultimately p
White Dress
am
Blouse Fabrics
White Cotton Voiles, 36 to
40 inches wide. Special
25f>, 35^ and up to f 1
per yard.
Whito Fancy Vcstiugs.
Special 25^ per yard.
While Seed Voile, 36 ins.
wido. Special 35d yard.
White Marquisette, 38 ins.
wide. Special -15^ to
75^ por yard.
"White Check and Stripe
Dimities. Special 25$,
tf5£,    40<S    45$   and
50$ per yard.
While Frondi Rcnp. Special 30$ per yard.
While Novelty Waistihgs,
36' inches wide. Special
45$, 50$, to $1.00 per
yard.
While Gabardines, 36 and
40 ins. wide. Special 50$,
65$ and 75$ per yard.
White Seersucker. Special
35$ per yard.
White Cashmere Duck.
Special 35$ per yard.
^^^fe^-
575 Granville Thane Sen. 3540
On amendment hy Del. Hardy it was
decided, after discussion, to refer the
mattor to tho executivo of thc B. 0.
Federation of Labor to tako up with
the government when the representatives of the body appeared beforo the
govornment nl tho presont session.
Del. Gutteridge and Del. McVoty opposed tho amendment, the former declaring thai the none delegations that
appeared before the government the
more likelihood there was of success,
tho latter urging that as the subject
was ono dealing largely wilh women
there should be a woman to presenl
tho case.
Tho council then wont into executive sossion to hear the report of Did.
Midgley on the Ottawa conference, Ihe
report being secret as the conference
had been confidential, the government'
asking that the press be not informed
fully of the matters discussed until all
had been considered by the full cabinet, whon a complete roport would be
published by the government. In the
mountimo the report of the delegate
was to bo considered in tho nature of
a confidential ono.
Tho following credentials were received and the delegates obligated:
O. M. Hungerford, Letter Carriers;
W. J. Livorsedge, I. B. E. W.j M. A.
Trousdale, I. B. E. W.j J. O. Bell, I.
B. E. W.j A. O. Hansen, Moving Picture Operators; Wm Clayton, Moving
Picture Operators; H. Lon'gley, International Union Steam and Operating Engineers; Miss Polly Brisbane, Cooks
and Waiters; W. S. Amos, Carpenters
aad Joiners; O. A. Heise, Barbers; 11.
V. Tuff, Barbers; A. Jl. Edgar, Barbers; C. Honeysolt, Freight Handlers;
.T. Duvies, Freight Handlers; Oscar
Blunt. Freight Handlers; A. Gilbert-
snn. Freight Handlers; A. Lilbum.
Freight Handlers; Mrs. Cora M, King,
Progressive Home Workers' League,
Del. Tho
In   the
offo
(flit
nsiness expenses anyway.
oliitinn was filed on motion of
isas.
>d  l><
■ridgi
Hscussion oil tho resolution
the Garment Workers Dol.
slated that Gault Brothers
in Xvw Westminster were making
shirts by Chinese labor nnd the government was purchasing them.
lt was decided by lho council to on-
dorso the resolution and on motion of
Del. McVoty it was decided In writo
Ihe proper officials of the provincial
and federal governments drawing Iheir
attention to the facts.
Del. Trottor moved thai the secretary
of  Ihe council   he instructed   to  write
v-gonornl drawing his alienations of the Shops Bogota-
villi regard In remit clerks
ns not being allowed
r the mid-day meal,
BROUGHT FKOM NEW
ZEALAND IN IRONS
Further particulars are at hand respecting the New Zealand conscientious
objectors to whom reference wus made
recently iu these columns. Of tho
four toon thai were embarked for England wilh the 28tli Now Zealand liein-
forcenienls, to whicli Ihey were deemed
to be atlaclied, three of tllOin, Saunder-
son of North Wairon, and two Bnxlor
brothers of Outgo, were put off ihe
t-hip at Cape own as thev were too ill
to bo taken further, fhe rest were
taken to Sling Camp, Salisbury, where
Ihey remained in irons in the guard-
room for several weeks. Eight ol"
them havo now been seat ovor to
Franco. Most of thom went over hand-
cuffed, and therefore slill resisting.
Their names ure: Ballanlyue, Pulton,
Littlo, Baxter, Briggs, Borland, Ma-
guiro and Kirwan. Of the olher throe,
ono is in Codl'onI military hospital suffering from dysenlry (A din of Foxtoii),
and two are slill al Sling Camp (Gray,
of Canterbury, and Penwright, of Tasmania).
The Now Zealand authorities slate
their intention to brok no interference,
but a death senlence would havo to be
confirmed hy onr war ollico. The guarantee given in the house lhat this would
not he Inflicted on British conscientious
objectors should br extended lo include
Now Zonlondors. Unfortunately, means
could be found in I-Vafico for disposing
of these men without a court-marital
ami death sentence. The only hope of
saving tlieir lives i,-* by widespread and
Continued public protest.—The Call.
those present at the inaugural meeting
be taken up by ihe rank and file, and
satisfactory results aro assured. Now
is our opportunity."
Vice-President Kiugsley's Opinion
Vice-President Kingsley, of the central committee, of course, resented being interviewed by Ihe "news" reporter, but his opinion is of .special significance through his long association wilh
tlio political Labor movomoul of this
province. Said Mr, Kingsley: "The
practical iinnni'mity of opinion umong
the* delegates lo the B. C. Federation of
Labor convontion, in regard lo the
launching of a labor party, and the zeal
and enthusiasm manifested iu so doing,
is lo mo of special significance. The
psychological moment has evidently arrived and the working peoplo and other
progressive elements are responding to
tho call of the Bolsheviki spirit,
throughout the world. The age-long
crime of class rule and class slavery is
in its final collapse, ll is magnificently
and most appropriately celebrating tho
SAY COAL MINERS
Profiteers Will Not Be Permitted to Hog Everything t in Sight
The labor troubles at Drnlnheller, Alberta, have simmered down somewhat,
according to latest dispatches, hut both
sides are still expressing a determination to fight thc matter to a finish. In
the mountimo a detachment of ]{. j\\ W.
M. P. guard tho ltoacdnlo mine with a
muchifio gun as a final reinforcement,
and a standing call for military to eome
from Oalgary with guns, ball cartridges
ai|d bayonets when needed by the mine
operators or the mounted police.
Tho trouble arose'at Ihe mines of the
Rosedalo Coal and Clay Products company, u few miles out' of Drumheller,
This property is owned ami operated
by .1. Frank Moodio of Cnlgory. The
trouble first arose when Mr. Moodio aad
Ihe property. The men in the other
mines resented Ihis and were preparing
to insist on the mine management reconsidering iheir determination and action when Moodio called in Ihe mounted
police. The latter, consisting of un inspector and three constables persuaded
the crowd ef minora In leave the Kose-
dalo properly und later called for reinforcements from Calgary, believing
thore was a likelihood that tho miners
would return aad offer violence, Sixteen men and u machino gun were sent
at once and the police now patrol the
properly. MYiodie refused fo allow his
mine to become a union camp, ami lho
minors are insisting thai they be allowed to organize if.   In tho meantime,
Moodie is working the mine mi short
shift, it is said, forty per cent, of his
men hnving gone ovor to Ihe union
minors.
Presideal Tlionias Biggs of Distrirl
IS. C. _.]. W. of A., accompanied bv V,
E. Harrison, Ihe Dominion fair wage
officer, an- at Drumhnllor mnv. and
states there is no likelihood of the
miners resorting to nny violence, though
Ihe men are determined that the Kose-
dnlo proporty shall he open to union organizers and union men.
culmination of its ignoble career by
committing suicide. It is the hnnd of
Labor alone that can dispose of the remains aad sweep the resultant rubbish
into the ash-can of dead, damned and
forgotten tilings. It is Lahor alone
that faces the futuro and blazes Ihe
trail to a greater freedom and a higher
civilization. It is to the call of revolutionary Labor thut the progressive ele-
menls in human socioty can respond.
The call has gone forth from Iho revolutionary workmen and peasants of Bussia. It is being hoard round the world.
The workers of all lands are answering
tho call. The workers of Ihis far western province respond to that call and
full into line for Ihe final struggle iu
the Inng-drawu out battle of slaves
against rulers nnd masters; the struggle
for the complelo mastery of the weulth
producers of tho world over the thingB
with which they labor and that which
their labor brings forth, Hence the
Federated Labor Parly. And within
six months from date hereof, Ihe capitalist political corral of this province
will be peopled with Ihe sickest-looking
and most sadly frightonod sin.ill-fry
politicians, that the world ever saw."'
LIST OF UNIONS IN VICTORIA
Secretaries   and   Their   Addresses
THE SHORT TON
An Irishman worked for a man
named Morrison who kopl a small coal
yard in a New England city. Cat was
[continually making mistake's, which ex-
asperated his employer, until finally,
lifter a week of unusual atupidlly tin
the pari of lho son of Krin, when'Saturday night camo Ihe boss paid him oil',
and remarked Hint he would not need
his services uny longor,
"An' how's that."' queried  Pat.
"Woll, tho truth of ihe matter is,
you're so stupid; it's impossible to
teach you anything."
Put thought a moment. "Sun1,
there's one thing Oi'vo Tamed since
Oi'vc been wid yeoz, Mister Morrison," ho replied.
"And   what   is   that."'     asked     tlie
proprietor.
""That .1,700 make n Ion."
The boss reconsidered the matter and
fold Pat he'd botfd report for work
Monday morning ns usanl,—Ex,
A. S. U. 13. Carpenters, Locul 2651—J. Ley,
P.O.   JJux   770.
Bbicksmiths—h,    tticketts,    127-1    Old    Eb-
1iui11111.lt road.
U.  B.  Carpentors,   Locnl   1848—D.   Sorvico,
1'iirlc Viow drive, Saanich.
Barbers—Goo.    Woods,     11107    Governmont
street.
Burtondcrs—Geo.  Jhc(|iioh,   P.O.   Box   1126.
Brewery 'Workers—Iv. P. Hall, North Park
StlTOt.
Bookbinders—M.    Sturgeon,      141    Ebcrts
stroot.
ilrieklayers-—A. Roaicli. 2390 Florence street.
Boiler   Mukors—A.    Stewart,     fills     J'raser
street, Esqiilmult,
Cooks  and Wuiters—\V.  11 atelier,  P.O.  Box
14. 4
Railway Carmen—C.  E. Polling,   31fl Jessio
stroot.
Plumbors—,1.  Pox, K. P.  hall.  North Park
street.
Printing ProBsmon—W. Nolll,    2928 Blackwood nvoiiuo.
Shipwrights anil Caulkers—W, J. McDonald,
0.10 Hillside avenuo.
Shipyard     Helpers—\V.   Hall,      3167   Boso
street.
Shoot M f.t ii I Workers—Goo, Kraohllng, 1082
Kielnnond   avenuo,
Stoam   KMglneors—H,  Unity,       K.   P.   hall,
North  Park street,
stiv.a Ballwaynioii—II, A.   C.   Dewur,   1237
Johnson street.
Structural Iron Workers—W. Pollard, P.O.
Hox 2no.
Sailors'     Union—W,    Hastings,     DeeomnuB
block.
Stago   IJmnloyees—H.   Marsh,     K.   P.   hall,
North   IVrk stroot.
Tailors' Union—E, G. Christopher* P.O. Box
1187.
Typographical  Union— J. Pornorl, P.O. Box
!     200.
: Munition   Workors—Mrs.   E.   Sutton.     2040
:     Douglas  street.
OFFICERS   OF   THE  NEW
LABOR PARTY GET BUSY
_   (Continued from page 1)
j The Petrograd correspondent of the
j London Daily Mows s^-min liis paper
I somo interesting details regarding the
propaganda that has been waged among
some oi the Gorman troops by the Kus-
siaa revolutionists. "The fraternization of troops on Ihe eastern front,"
ho writes, "already hns passed boyond
Ihe control of Ihe enomy ollicers. Quantities of revolutionary literature printed in Germany is being distributed. An
illustrated supplement contains, aiming
olher Btinutlnting matter, a photograph
of the Gonnun embassy here, wilh a
huge banner across il 'inscribed, 'The
proletariat ol1 all lands unites." Undcr-
neuth i;i wrillen; 'These nre the words
of a Gorman. Did Von Bindouburg
utter them? No. Thev are the words
of Karl Marx. We shall be sending a
Russian workman to live in tlie Hussion
embassy ut Borlln. When will yoj send
us a Gorman workman as ambassador
at 1'etnumid?"
'••The Time Is Near nt Hand."
Whnt   is   in   life   fur   n   poor   working   man
Who staggers  along wilh Ills lond,
Trying to tlo Ihe bost lhat  he ean;
His only rest under the fcod!
Some hope, ho has, of the good days ahead
Kooji him from niter despair;
Looking   for   work   with   a   heart   liko  load
While  his   larder  is  empty and   bare.
Such  is  his lot in thia world  today—
He's denied  Uie right to livo;
Ho's bulllort and henton and led astray
By those who work do givo.
But  the worm will turn,
.In.I   wait   and   soe;
The time is near ai  hand
When the working class, that's von and me,
Shut)   surely   rule   tho   land.
—J. M. Young.
Vnncmivor, Fob. -I. 1918,
Wherever you go you'll
see
"3faalitttn-QIraftM
CLOTHES
All good dressers wear
them.   Procurable at
Thos.FosterEtCo.
Limited
514 Granville Street
lOMRADES!
I roprosonl .lending Britisl in*
pnnioB  fnr FIHH,  r.IFH,  ACCIDENT mul HEALTH
INSURANCE
As a chuinpion of tho bottom
"dog," 1 ln'g to solicit yonr [Kit*
ronogc.
D. J. MORRISON
NEW ENGLAND HOTEL
Sey. 7916-0      Vancouver, B. C.
Hu- titto
Motin Acl
in departmcnl nto
the lego! period I
ItcLootl'fl cjit'i'. in tho basomont of
lho Rogers luiiMhijr, is utill unfair to
organized Labor, Tho girl waltrossofl
recently wont on Btrike for bettor working condltlona only, Thoy wore working nine houra a dny, aovoji daya in tin1
week, for $0. Thoy wanted one dny
nit in .seven, not nooossarily Sunday.
YOU'LL
PROFIT
—to the extent of
$10
—if you'll take our advice
and buy today.
WE received today by express a shipment of Overcoats for men in new models-
new patterns and materials. Buy
your overcoat for next fall-it
will prove a good investment-as
materials are going " out of
sight."
We've priced this lot
at a low figure for
a puick clearance.
$18 to $25
Sold under our usual guarantee —"Your
money's worth or your money back."
■TflfE#M-I«Qq|!ig?M^
35«*s4?-49 Ha/tihqs St
33 and 47-49 HASTINGS EAST PAGE EIGHT
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
FRIDAY February 8, 191S
The wearing of
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is economy
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behind tlieir product, therefore they are fhe
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Headquarters: Room 206
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Let a United Working
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GOVERNMENT BUYS
E
Trades Council Is Informed
Asiatic Labor Is Employed by Gaults
Del. Midgley Gives Confidential Report of Ottawa
Conference to Council
Tiic Trades und Lnbor Council mot '
lust night und transacted a conslder-
I ablo amount of business, ending   tho
j meeting wilh un executive session, whou \
a confidential report o. the conference '
I at Ottuwi was mado by Del. Midgloy.
j tested by the prosidont. Dol. Kolly.
I A largo numbor oi! new delegates pro-
'sqnted  thoir credentials and   wero   ut-i
Tlio Garment Workors drew to tho
attention of the conncil the fact that j
Chinese labor was being uaed to mnmi-'
faclui'o shirts, whicli woro  being purchased by the govornment, and it was
decided to take this mattor up with
federal uud provincial administrations,
A motion by Dei. Trotter to have future elections of the council held muter
proportional representation was hoisted
to the next meoting by an amendmbnt
by Del. McVoty, who moved thc motion be road a Jirst time.
In considering the report of (lie executive committeo wilh  regard  to  Ihe
sending of Delogate -Midgley   tn   the
joint conforonco at Ottawa  a  discussion urose as to whether the clolegato
represented the Trade's and Labor Council or not, he having been sent by the
executive without    thc    council being
consulted.   The explanation of the need
for huste in appointing a delegate being I
there was only 21 hours grace allowed j
the delegate to get started for Ottawa, j
i Tho council  unanimously  adopted  the!
i report of the executive as soon as the;
j matter was explained.
:     Del. McVety, who  was  the member j
I of the council who attended tho con-
j vention  of  tho B.  C.  Federation   oC
Lubor reported.      Two  dolegates   had
been appointed  to represent tho council, Dels. Midgley and McVoty, but tho
former  was absent  attending  tho  Ottawa joint conference.
Del. McVety stated that the two
most important actions of the convention was the approval of tho prohibition statute und the organization of a
political labor party.
Del. Hardy reportod that the building
trades would be able to supply union
labor to all work iu the city this season,
Del. Showier roported the satisfactory, settlement of the Hastings mill
strike.
The Painters reported fit new members and a new wage agreemont of $5
per oight-hour day.
Del. Alexander, Steam Engineers, reported that the Engineers were going
to request aa eight-hour day and urged
the delegntcs to instruct their unions
to assist in preparing the petition to
this effect.
Del. Anderson of the Butchers reported that tho union was progressing
well. He asked all union men to request all butcher employees to show
the curd thnt thoy wore-running union
shops,
Del. Hanson of the Vancouver Theatrical Federation reported that, all theatres hud cards and suggested that all
who attended shows ask for the card
as in somo it was uot posted conspicuously enough.
Tlie Garment Workers presented a
resolution protesting against tin- use in
government institutions of Chinese-
mndo garments and nsked the endorsation of tho council.
Del. McKenzie of thc Cooks and
Waitresses reported 24 restaurant
signed up and asked Labor to patronize
union houses. A list of fair ho,ises
will be printed in Tho Federationist.
Del. Malicord reported Musicians !)5
per cent, organized, with a total of
nearly 200 members.
Del. Winch of tho I. L. A. Auxiliary
reported on the marked success of the
dance aud whist drive for the B, C.
F. of L. delegates.
Del. Francis of the Bakers reported
fair success and ashed the council to
bear in inind that Shelly's bukery was
the only big shop not represented in
tho union.
The Blacksmiths reporte'l they had
passed a resolution not to work in any
shop whoro Chinese are employed.
Del, Thomas of the Longshoremen
reported announcing [he Longshoremen's dunce to bo held on Tuesday
evening next.
Tho Civic Employees reported successful progress, with an increase of 10
per cent, in pay for night men, nnd
also a reduction ia hours.
The Milt Workers reported that Ihey
were opposed to Chines*' labor, the snme
as all other Labor bodios.
Del, Hardy of the Carpenters reported a wngo increase of 00 cents a day.
1 Delegate Trotter moved thai fulnre
| elections of the Trades and Labor
| Council bo held .inder the proportional
reproBOntntlon system, und that; the
rules laid down in the B. O. Gazette be
j adopted, and the secretary instructed to prepare the necessary changes in
j tlie constitution.
I Del. McVety moved the motion lie
read a first time at this meeting. This
was curried.
The motion nf the Moving Flcttiro
Operators, asking the council to protest
against the business tax being imposed
on the moving-picture houses, caused
discussion.
Del. Welsh said that he was opposed
to the council passing resolutions that
were dosigaed to help employers.
Del. Ellsworth said it was a well*
i known fact that the consumer ultimately paid business expenses anyway.
The resolution was tiled on motion of
Del. Thomas.
iu the discussion ou the resolution ,
offorod bv the Garment Workers Del.]
Gutteridgo staled that Gault Brothers I
in New Westminster were making
shirts by Chineso labor and the government was purchasing them.
It was decided by tlio council to en-
i do rue the resolution mid on motion nl*
Sol, MeVety it was decided to write
the propor officials of Ihe provincial
and federal governments drawing their
attention to the facts.
! Del. Trotter moved that Iho secretary
I of tho council be instructed to write
I the attornoy-gonoral drawing his attention to violations of the Shops liegulu-
, Goes Aet with regard to retail clerks
hi department stores not being allowed
i the legal period for tho mid-day menl,
White Dress
am
Blouse Fabrics
Whito Cotton Voiles, 36 to
40 inches wide. Special
25-v\ 35£ and up to $1
per yard.
"White Fancy Nestings.
Special 25^ per yard.
AYhitc Seed Voile, .'lti ins.
wide. Special 356 yard.
White Marquisette, !l(i ins.
wide. Special -15^; tn
75«? pei* yard.
White Check nnd Stripe
Dimities. Special 25^;,
35(J, 40-?, *Stp ••»<•
506 PQi' yard.
While French Renp. Special 300 per yard.
White Novelty Waistiiigs,
36' inches wide. Special
•456, 506, to $1.00 per
yard.
White Gabardines, 36 and
40 ins. wide. Special 506,
656 and 756 P***' J'""**
White Seersucker. Special
350 per yard.
While Cashmere Duck.
Special 356 per yard.
575 Granville "Phone Setj. 3540
On amendment by Del. Hardy it was
decided, after discussion, to refer the
matter to the executivo of thc B. C.
Foderation of Labor to take up with
thc government whon the representatives of the body appeared before the
government at  the present session.
Del. Gutteridge and Del. McVoty opposed the amendment, the former declaring that the more delegations that
appeared before the government the
more likelihood there was of success,
the latter urging that as the s.ibjeef
was one dealing largely with womon
thero should be a woman to present
the case.
The council then went into exeeii-
tive session to hear the report of Del.
Midgley on the Ottawa conference, the
report being secret ns the conference
had been confidential, the government'
asking that the press be not informed
fully of the matters discussed until nil
had been considered by the fall cabinet, whon a complete report would be
published by tho government. In the
meantime the report of the delegnte
was to bo considered in tho nutiire of
a confidential ono.
Thc following credentials were received and thc delegates obligated:
O. M. Hungerford, Letter Carriers:
W. J. Liversedgc, I. B. E. W.j M. A.
Trousdale, I. B. E. W.j J. G. Boll, T.
B. E. W.j A. O. Hansen, Moving Pic-
turo Operators,' Wm Clayton, Moving
Picture Operators; H. Longley, International Union Steam and Operating Engineers; Miss Polly Brisbane, Cooks
and Wniters; W. 8. Amos, Carpenters
and Joiners; O. A. Ueise, Barbers; H,
V. TulT, Barbers; A. K. Edgar, Barbers; C, Honeyseft, Freight Handlers;
■T. Davles, Freight Handlers; Oscar
Blunt, Freight Handlers; A. Gilbert-
son, Freight Handlers; A. Lilburn.
Freight Handlers; Mrs. Corn M. King,
Progressive Home Workers' League,
BROUGHT FROM NEW
ZEALAND IN IRONS
Furthor particulars ure at hand respecting the Now Zoaland conscientious
objectors to whom reference wus mnde
recently in these columns. Of the
fourteen that were embarked for England With the 28th Now Zealand Rein-
forcemenls, to which they were deemed
to be attached, three of them, Saunder-
son of North Wairon, and two Baxter
brothers of Otugo, wero put off the
ship at Cape own us they wero too ill
to bo taken further. The rest were
taken to Sling Cnmp, Salisbury, where
they remained in irons in the guard-
room for sovoral weeks. Eight of
them have now been sent over to
Frnnce, Must of them went over haiul-
uitl'i-d, and therefore still resisting.
Tlieir names are: Bnllnufyne, Pulton,
Little, Baxter, Briggs, jiarland, Mn-
guire and Kirwan. Of the othor three,
one is iu Codfoid military hospital suffering from dysentry (Adin of Foxton),
nnd two are still at Sling Cump (Gray,
of Canterbury, und Penwright, of Tasmania).
The Now Zealand authorities slate
their intention to brok no interference,
but a death sentence would havo to bo
confirmed by our war offico, The guarantee given in the house that this would
not be inflicted on British conscientious
Objectors should lie extended to include
New Zenhiriders. Un fortunately, means
could be found iu PrnTico for disposing
of these men without n coiirf-marital
and death sentence. The only hopo of
saving their lives ]■-. by widespread ami
continued public protost,—The Cnll.
McLeod's cafe, in the basement of
Ihe Rogers building, is still unfair to
organizod Labor, Tho girl waitresses
recently went on strike for better working conditions only, They were working nine hours a day, seven days in the
week, for flit. They wanted one day
off ill seven, not necessarily Sunday.
those present nt the inaugural meeting
be taken up by the rank and tile, and
satisfactory results are assured. Now
is our opportunity."
Vice-President Kingsley's Opinion
Vice-President Kingsley, of tho central committee, of course, resented being interviewed by tlie "news" reporter, but his opinion is of special significance through his long association wilh
tho political Labor movement of this
province. Said Mr. Kingsley: "The
practical unanimity of opinion nmong
the delegates to the B. C. Federation of
Labor convention, in regard to the
launching of a labor party, and the zeal
and enthusiasm manifested in so doing,
is to me of special significance, The
psychological moment has evidently nrrived and the working people and other
progressive elements are responding to
tho call of the Bolsheviki spirit,
throughout the world. The age-long
crime of class rule and class slavery is
in its final collapse. It is magnificeiitlv
and most appropriately celebrating the
Profiteers Will Not Be Permitted to Hog Every-
thingtin Sight
The labor troubles at Drumheller, Alberta, have simmered down somewhat,
according to latest dispatches, but both
sides are still expressing a determination to light the matter to a finish. In
the meantimo a detachment of It. N, W.
M. P, guard the Kosedale mine with a
maehifie gun as a final reinforcement,
and a standing call for military to come
from Calgary with gnus, ball cartridges
and bayonets when needed by the mine
operators or the mounted police.
The trouble nrose'nt the mines of the
Kosedato Coal and Clay Products company, a few mill's out of Drumheller.
This property is owned and operated
by ,T. Frank Moodio of Calgary. The
trouble lirst arose when Mr. Moodio and
his manager order union organizers oil"
tho property. The men in the other
mines resented this and were preparing
to insist on the mine management reconsidering tlieir determination and uction when Moodio called in the mounted
police. The latter, consisting of au inspector and three constables persuaded
Ihe crowd of miners to leave Ihe Ifosc-
ilale properly and later called for reinforcements from Calgary, believing
there was a likelihood that the miners
would return and offer violonce. Sixteen men and a machine gun were sent
at; once and the police now patrol the
properly. Moodio refused to allow,his
mine to become a union camp, and the
miners are insisting that they be allowed to organize it. Tu the meantime,
Moodio is working the mine on short
shift, it is said, forty per cent, of his
men having gone over to the union
minors.
President Tlionias Biggs of District
18, V. ll W. of A., accompanied bv V.
E. Harrison, the Dominion fair wage
officer, are at Drumheller now. and
states thoro is no likelihood of the
minors resorting to nny violence, though
the men are determined that the Kosedale proporty shall be opon to union organizers and union men.
culmination of its ignoble career by
committing suicide. It. is the hnnd of
Labor alone that can dispose of the remains and sweep the resultant rubbish
into the ash-can of dead, damned and
forgotten things. It is Labor alone
that faces the future and blazes the
trail to a greater freedom and a higher
civilization. It is to the call of revolutionary l.alior that the progressive elements in human society ean respond.
The call has gone forth from Ihe revolutionary workmen and peasants of Russia. It is being heard round tlie world.
The workers of all lauds are answering
tho call. The workers of this far western province respond to that call and
full into line for the final struggle in
the long-drawn out battle of slnves
against rulers and masters; the struggle
j for the complete mastery of the wealth
| producers of the world over the things
with which they labor and thnt whicli
! their labor brings forth. Hence the
j Federated Labor Party. And within
' six months from dale hereof, the capl-
; talist political corral of this province
i will be peopled wilh the sickost-loohlng
and most sadly frightened small-fry
politicians, that the world ever saw."'
THE SHORT TON
: An Irishman worked for a mun
named Morrison who kept a small eoal
yard In a New England city. Pal wns
■continually making mistakes, which exasperated his employer, until finally,
after n week of unusual stupidity on
| the pnrt of the son of Erin, when'Saturday night enme tho boss paid him off,
[and remarked that he would not need
j his services any longer.
"An' how's that/" quoriod Pat.
"Well,  the  truth  of  the  matter is,
you're   so  stupid;   it's  impossible   to
teach you anything."
Put thought a moment. "Sure,
there's one thing Oi've Turned since
Oi'vo been wid yeez, Mister Morrison," he replied.
"And what is that?"    asked    the
proprietor.
""That J,70(] make a ton."
The boss reconsidered the matter and
(old   Pal   he'd   bctfo   report   for  work
Monday morning as  usdal,—Ex.
LIST OP UNIONS IN VICTORIA
Secretaries   and   Tbelr   Addresses
A. S. U. B. Carpenters, Locul 2651—J. Ley,
P.O.   13ox  770.
Blacksmiths—L.    Rickotts,    1274    Old    Es-
(juilimit  ro»d.
U.   B. Curpenters.  Locnl   18-1S—D.   Sorvico,
Park View drive, Saanich;
Barbers—Geo.    Woods,     11107     Governmont
street.
Bartenders—Geo.  Jacques,  P.O.  Box  1126.
Browery Workers—Iv. P. Hall, North Park
street.
Bookbinders—M.    Sturgeon,       141    EbortB
stroet.
Bricklayers—A. Retticli, 239!) Florence street.
Boiler   Makers—A.    Stewart,     538     Frnser
street,   Efidulmult,
Oooks and Waiters—W, Hatcher, P.O. Box
14. ,
Railway Carmen—O.  E. Polling,   316 Jessie
stroet.
Plumbers—J.   Pox,  K.  P.   bull,   North  Park
street.
Printing Pressmen—W. Nolll,    2028 Blackwood avenne.
Shipwrights and Caulkers—W, J. McDonald,
640 Hillside avenue,
Shipyard     Helpers—W.   Hall,      31G7   Rose
street.
Sheet Motal WorkerB—Goo. Kraohllng, 1082
Uieliiiim.il  avenue.
St n   Engineers—H,   Huhy,       K.   1*.   hall.
North  Park street.
Stroot Rallwaymon—R. A. C. Dowar,   1237
Johnson stroot.
Structural  iron   Workers—W.  Pollard,  P.O.
Box 230.
Bailor*'     Union—W.    Hustings,     DocosmoB
block. .  ,,
Stage   Employees—H.   Marsh,     K.   P.   hall,
North  Park strout.
Tailors'  Dnlon—E. C. Chrletophor, P.O. Box
387.
Typographical Union—J.  Fortiori, P.O. Box
Munition  Workors—Mrs,  E.  Sutton,    2G40
Douglas  street.
OFFICERS   OF   THE  NEW
LABOB PARTY G-ET BUSY
(Continued from page 1)
The Petrograd correspondent of the
London Daily News sends his paper
somo interesting details regarding the
propaganda that has been waged among
some of the Gorman troops by the Russian revolutionists. "Tlio fraternization of troops on the eastern front,"
he writes, "already hns passed beyond
the control of tlie enemy oflleoi's, Quantities of revolutionary literature printed in Germany is being distributed. An
illustrated supplement contains, aluong
other stimulating; matter, a pliotograpn
of tho German embassy here, with a
huge banner across it inscribed, 'The
proletariat of all lands unites!' Underneath ia written: 'These nre Ihe words
of a German, Did Von Hindonburg
utter them? No. Thev are the words
of Karl Marx, We shnll be sending n
Russian workmnn to live in the Russian
embassy nt Berlin, When will yoa semi
us n German workman ns ambassador
at Petrograd?"
'«Tlie Timo Is Near at Hand."
What   is   in   life   for  a   poor   working  man
Who stnggors along with bis load.
Trying tu do the bost that be can;
His   only   rest   under  (lie   sod (
Some hopp,  be bus, of tbe good days ahead
Keep him from uttor despair;
Looking   for   work   with   a   heart   like   lead
While   bis   lardor  Is  empty  nnd   bare,
Suoh  is his  tot  iu this world  today—
He's denied the right  to  livo;
He's bullied uud beaten aud led astray
By tbo.se who work do give.
But   tho worm  will  turn,
•Inst   wait   and  see;
Tho tfme Is near nt bund
Whon the working claBS, that's you and ine,
Shall   surely  rule  tbe  laud.
—J. ST. Young.
Vaneonver. Pelt.  _,  1018.
Wherever you go you'll
see
CLOTHES
All good dressers wear
them.   Procurable at
Thos.Fester&Co.
Limited
514 Granville Street
COMRADES!
I I'oprosent.loiuling Unlish coin*
pnniCB tor FERE, LIFE, ACCIDENT mi|] HEALTH
INSURANCE
Aa a champion of the bottom
"dog," I'bog to solicit your patronage.
D. J. MORRISON
NEW ENGLAND HJTEL
Sey. 7610*0      Vancouver, B. C.
YOU'LL
PROFIT
—to the extent of
$10
—if you'll take our advice
and buy today.
WE received today by express a shipment of Overcoats for men in new models-
new patterns and materials. Buy
your overcoat for next fall-it
will prove a good investment-as
materials are going " out of
sight."
We've priced this lot
at a low figure for
a puick clearance.
$18 to $25
Sold under our usual guarantee--"Your
money's worth or your money back."
I
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35^47-49 Hajtings St LWt.
33 and 47-49 HASTINGS EAST

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